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PLATTSMOUTH, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
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VOL.XXVL NO. 41.
Highest of all in Leavening'rower.
Our winter term of tcbool is being
taught by Mrs. Anna Lewis, and is pro
' greasing nicely.
5 1 J. B. Holmes says lie is feeding about
Vhinety bushels of corn a day, and four
f or five hundred bushels of oil meal,
f Last Wednesday, Lee Allison had
ninety head of cattle dehorned, and F.
, M. Young jr. and David Young had
sixty-one head de'iorned a short time
A. M. IIolmcB is still trying to get
water. He first bored in the bottom of
a well near the house to the depth of
130 feet. Then they went out near the
bam and bored down about two hund
red feet, and now they have left there j
and gone back to the house.
This dry pleasant weather is very nice
for traveling around, but what are some
of the people going to do for water, if
it does not snow or ruiu. The ground is
unusually dry, and the prospects for
raising crops next year, are not very
flattering.- Prof. I. R. Hicks, the St.
Louis weather prophet and astronomer
says that next summer will be dryer and
hotter than the past summer has been.
We hope he is badly mistaken in his
Our post office will soon change hands
agfin. Mr. Fred Patterson being ap
pointed in place of Dr. Reynolds, wl p
resigned some time ago. By the way,
Fred is about the worst publicly afflicted
fellow we know of. At the last election
he vas elected justice of the peace and
road overseer, then he was appointed
school district treasurer, and now he is
appointed post master. If his patience,
1 holds ' out until the next election comes
I around again he will do well. 1
Tim Shaver. I
The Women's Relief 'Corps will meet
with the G. A. R , Saturday evening,
Jan. 3, 1S91, at 7:30, at the Q. A. R. nail
to install officers. All members request
ed to be present. By order of President.
Boyd a Soldier,
The World-Herald some time ago,
said James E, Boyd was a Nebraska
soldier, and for that reason was deserv
ing of much at the hands of the people
of this state. . We have carefully scaned
every page of the roster f the Nebraska
volunteers and learn to our sorrow that
James E. Boyd's name does net appear
within the book. But before we con
demn the World-Herald for perpetrating
its four hundred and sixty-third fake on
us, we will look still further.
Maybe the modest Boyd acted under
an assumed name. Ah! here we have
him now. On page 226, Roster of Ne
braska Volunteers, Company A, Pawnee
scouts. He enlisted Jan. 10, 1865, under
the Indian name here given as Too ra-kut-chook,
which is translated in a foot
note as meaning, "To give up his seat."
He is reported on muster out role, as
deserting before muster, but appears in
another place, as having been musierea
out with the company on Jan. 13, 1S66.
There is no record of a battle, and
while there is a hint of desertion, noth
ing points to the scouts real identity as
the fact that his nom de plume meant
"To give up his seat." which he will do
again very shortly if he ever gets it.
An ex-convict from the state peniten
tiary made a stirring ep.cch here on the
s reets Snturday in denouncing the man
agement of that institution and disclos
ing some of the cruelty practiced by the
officers upon the inmates. If one half
that he said be true a mi-hty war should
be waged against the institution and n
stop put to the unnatural procedure. On
being asked why R. W. Hyers was not
retained as warden he replied that Mr.
Hyers was to honest a man. Elmvrood
N. Y. Herald. May 13. 1830.
The performances of Annie Leuise
Tanner were a revelation of power that
entitles her to rank among the most dis
tinguished artists upon the concert stage.
At Presbyterian church Ja. 12, with
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
An Interesting Record.,
The Chicago Ihter Ocean "Tf.eakjne of
the resignation of a Detroit letter carrier j
by the name of Joseph G reuse!, a relative
of E. S. Grensel Esq. of this ci'y. ays in
reference to his resignation a few days
sgo, that Mr. Greusel : "wsa rj pointed a
carrier in 1864, and that during his long
twenty-six years' service he was alment
from his post not over. three months all
told, inclnding sickness, vacations &c.
nis longest consecutive period of absence
was in 1830, when he was granted a
month's leave just after the Garland-Mamie
disaster. He was also off two
weeks in July last, when he broke one
of thj small bonas of his left leg by
jumping off a street car in front of his
resicti nee. When asked how fur lie
thought lie had walked during his con
nection with the service, 'Mr. Greusel suid
h-i hid no means of forming an estimate,
but that he had m"fsur'd his Michigan
avenui; beat and found thvt hU two dai
ly trips amounted to fifteen miles, but
that previous to his transfer there he had
walked much farther each day. Figur
ing that he averaged fifteen miles per day
a;ul covered his beat only 300 days in the
year we find he has walked 11S,3G3 miles
or a distance nearly equal to five times
around the world. A very mriaik.-.Me
record indeed, and one that piobably
could not be equaled in the country.
Musin the Incomparable.
St. Augustine Democrat, April 9,1890.
It is perfectly useless for us to make
any attempt to describe Ovide Musin's
exquisite performance on the violin. As
easily could we paint the lurid lightning
flash, or describe by mere effort of words
the delicate notes of the mocking bird
os heard in its native groye. At one
moment the eyes of his audience were
almost filled with tears, at another the
pulse of all present seemed to tingle
From the soothing gentle lullaby of a
mother over her infant's cradle down to
the deep diapason of old ocean as the
surf breaks wildly on the beach, all pos
sible sounds were represented. At one
moment the instrument used by this
great artist seemed to 6hriek with agony,
and then again its soft delicious, gentle
strains reminded one of a soul unstained
by sin passing from earth to heaven. It
will be long before our ears will be de
lighted with such superb music again.
At the Presbyterian church Monday,
Jan. 12, 1891.
Wait for Musin. dtf.
Wahtkd: Cotton rags at this office.
We call special attention to Joe Kline's
ad on the last page.
S, & C. Mayer have the finest neckwear
in the city for Christmas presents, tf
Col. H. H. Vanaraman, and prof. Dum
mond, are out today harvesting last year
crop of Quail, raised in this vincinity.
Mr. Elmer G. Wirth, of Marysyille
Yuba County, California, and Miss Millie
I. Thompson, of Plattsmouth, were mar
ried Dec. 29 .at the home of the bride,
The Rock Island people bought over
a thousand acres of land for depot and
trackage facilities at South Omaha
They are certainly impressed with the
idea that South Omaha is destined to bo
come a great city.
The Bar Docket for the January term
of the Supreme Court ha3 jubt been re
ceived at this office, and is a voluminous
affrir containing 880 cases, enough bus
iness to keep the court busy constantly
for two years. If those who voted
against tho increase of Judges last fall
were the only ones that had to suffer loss
on aecount of the law's delay it would
be all right.
Hank Pierson who was under arrest
suspected of having stolen a valise and
contents from the depot, was .released
this morning, as Mr. Daughert the party
causing the arrest f ailad to appear "and
file a complaint, and since the officers
acted at his dictation they bad nothing
to do but release him.
Dr. Marshall' DENTIST
Will be in bis office from Dsc. 12 tili
Jan. 4, prepared to do all kinds of den
tal work by the very latest and most im
Two Strike and His Band At
tack a Supply Train.
BIG FOOl'S BAM) ANNIHILATED
The Indians and Soldiers Had Anoth
er Skirmish .--One Hundred and
Fifty Six Indians and Twenty
Four Soldiers Killed and a
Blfir Foots Band Annihilated.
General Schofiild this afcrnoon re
ceived the following telegram from Gen
eral Miles, dated Htrmonosa, S. D. : , Gen
eral Brooke teleraphs asfoljws: 'Col
onel Forsy says Bixty-two dead Ind
ian men were counted on the plain where
the attempt was made to disarm Big
Foot's band and where the fight began.
On other parts of the ground there
were eighteen more. These do not in
clude those killed in the ravines, where
dead warriors were Been but not counted.
Six were brought in badlv wounded and
six others, with a party of twenty-three
men and women which Captain Jackson
had to abandon when attacked by about
150 Brule It.diuns from the agency. This
accounts for nintv two men killed and
leaves lut few alive and unhurt. The
women and children broke for the hills
when the light commenced and compar
atively few of tlnm were hurt and few
were brought in. Thirty-nine are here,
of which number twentyone are wounded.
Had it not been for the attack by the
Crules an accurate count would have
been made, but the ravines were not
searched afterwards. I think this shows
we need have very little apprehension
from Dig Foot's b:.nd in thu future. A
part of forty is reported as held by scouts
at the head of Mexican creek. These
consist of all sizes and the cavalry from
Rosebud will bring them in if it is true
A DESPERATK BAND.
General Miles adds: "These Indians
under Big Foot were among the most
desperate. There were thirty eight of
the remainder of Sitting Bull's following
that joined Big Foot on the Cheyenne
river and thirty that broke away from
Hump's following where he took his
band and Sitting Bull's Indians to Ft.
Bennet, making in all nearly 160 warriors.
Before leaving their camps on the Chey
enne river they cut up their harness and
broke their wagons and started south for
the Bad Lands, evidently not intending
to return, but to go to war. Troops
were placed between them and the Bad
Lands and they never succeeded in join
ing the hostiles there. All their move
ments were anticipated and their severe
loss at the hands of the Seventh cavalry
may be a wholesome lesson to the other
General Schofield said the fight was a
most unfortumate occurance, but he did
not see how it could be avoided. He sent
a telegram to General Miles, expressing
the opinion that he (Miles) would be
master of the situation very soon. He
also expresses his thanks to the officers
and the men of the Seventh cavalry for
tne gallant conduct displayed by them.
THE MILITARY CASCALTIES.
The Burgeon-general has received from
Medical Director Bache, at Pine Ridge, a
report of the casualties among the troops
at yesterday's fight, as follows:
"Captain Wallace, twenty-five men of
the Seventh cavalry and one Indian
scout were killed. Lieutenant Garling-
ton, Seyenth cavalry, Lieutenant Haw
thorne, Second artillery, and thirty-eight
men weio wounded. Many of the
wounds are severe. Hospital Steward
Pollock was killed. There are also about
thirty wounded Indians men, women
THE INDIANS KILLED.
The commissioner of Intlian affairs
L-vto thii afternoon received a telegram
from Special Agent Cooper, at Pine
LiJge, spying that ii yesterday's fight
150 Indians were killed and thirty
wounded and captured. He also states
the Indians attacked a wagon train this
(Tuesdny) morning two niile3 north oi
the agency, killing a soldier of the ad
Attacked a Supply Train.
Minneapolis, Dec. 30. The Journal's
dispatch says a fire at long range was
kept up most of last night by Two Strike
from tho heights northwest of the agency
and the troops. This was commenced
upon the arrival of the Ninth cavah y
troops from Colonel Henry's command
in the Bad Lands. The casualties thus
far reported are one soldier killed and
oae wounded. At 4 a. va. an attempt
was made by Two Strike's band to cap
tare the Seventh cavalry supply train re
turning from the fcene of yesterday's
bittle at Wounded Knee. Upon hearing
hhots the troops mnde a dah, routed the
reds and killed th rty three of them.
In response to signal lights sent up last
night hundreds of settlers took refuge
here in the churches and the court room.
A better feeling prevails at Pine Ridpe.
Singing: of Bullets.
RcsnviLLE, Neb., Dec. 3Q Firing at
long range was kept up most of last
night by Two Strike from the heights
northeast of the agency and the troops.
This commenced upon the arrival of the
Ninth cavalry troops from Col. Henry's
command in the bad lands. The cas
ualties thus far reported are one soldier
killed and one wounded.
At 4 a. m. an attempt was made by
Two Strike's band to capture the Seventh
cavalry supply train returning from the
scene of yesterday's battle at Wounded
Knee. Upon hearing shots the troops
made a dash, routed the reds and killed
thirty-three of them. In response to
the signal lights sent up last night
hundreds of settlers took refuge here in
the churches and court room. A better
feeling prevails at Pine Ridge.
Miss Margart Samson, s in Omaha today.
M. D. Polk of the Herald force is in
The grand march will begin promptly
at nine o'clock.
JJJudge Chapman went to Lincoln this
morning on business.
Mrs, Foster, Mrs. Mauzy, swelled the
crowd to Omaha today.
J. H. Ilalderaan Esq. of Weeping
Water is in town on legal business.
Charles Noyes, of Louisville is tran
sacting business in Cass county's capital
C. G. Mayfield and George Stander of
Louisville came down from that burg
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schlater, of
Louisville are visiting friends in Platts
mouth for a few days.
MissAnna.Russell, ot Weeping Water,
arrived last evensng on a short visits to
old friends in this city.
Miss Ethel Dovey will tender ber
little friends a fancy dress party en
Monday night of next week.
H. C, McMacken, went up to South
Omaha, today looking after busineas
connected with the ice crop.
Agent Latham, of the B. & M., last
night ticketed Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Worth
toMarysville, Cal.; also sold two tickets
to St. Louis.
Ed Stiles has been transfered from
Ravenna to Oreapolis. as night operator.
This brings Ed close home, which he and
his parents will appreciate. The opera
tor at Oreapolis goes to Ashland.
A full supply of candies, fruits and
nuts for the holiday trade can be found
at Bennett & Tutts. tf
Minor Melton of Louisville lost two
valuable colts this morning; they are
supposed to have been struck by the fly
er. Miss Hoatley, as -"Lncretia," is the
contralto, of good form and handsome
appearance, with a rich, deep yoice and
an intelligent actress of great force and
Merchants should look to their own
interests and save money by going to J.
P. Young's for their "Blank Books,
Inks, etc." Phil will and can saye yon
money in thij line of goods.
Quite a number of persons who signed
the subscription list for tickets for the
opera tomorrow night haye failed to cal
for their tickets, and the management
would be pleased to have them call and
secure their seats.
Miss Marv Weaver as- "Isabc-li ' la a
handsome brunetto of medium hcighth,
and has a rich mazeppa soprano voice of
fine aualitv and power and execute?
beautifully with the tact of a thorough
application of Amanda A, Reynolds
filed to withdraw decliniation to ac ept,
appointment of administration with will
annexed, of W. B. Reynolds, decease.
Hearing Jan.10 1801 10. a. m.
Owen J, Webster. vs. Clara Lang, and
Martin Kersen . Suit onjappeal beard.
Trial to Court. Judgement for plain
tiff. Haldeman forjplaintiff.
The officers commenced moving this
afternoon and hope to be pleasantly sit
uated, in their new offices in a few days.
Bennett & Tutt are not going to offer
you chsap trash in the shape of confec
tionaries, but will sell you pure guaran
teed sugar candies as low as twelve and
a half ceata per poand' tf
CLOTHING and FURNISHING U00DS.
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE EH
If You Can'tGet Satisfied and Suited at
Its Time to Quit and go to School
WE LE STHE TOWN IN LOW PRICES DO NOT
LET THE FACT ESCAPE YOU.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!
a il I E
Has a few articles left over from tho holiday trad 3 which
we will close out
IN ADDITION TO OUR STOCK OF
UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, DRY GOODS, , . , i
NOTIONS, GLOVES, CAPS, v ' '
STATIONERY, SMALL HARDWARE TIN WARE,
MOT FAIL T
THE LARGEST LINE
TER WRAPS ID FURS
EVER SHO WW
Our Plush Sacques are made up of the
very best plushes and the Loops of the
seal skin. The prices are lower .than
ever and we are showing extraordinary
values at $20, $25, 30, 05, 37.50, $40
Ladies plush walking sacques at 15,
$20, 25,' 35 and S45. In soma of these
qualities ire arc showing the NEW
The latest novelties and at -way down
figures Full line of Misses and Chil
One Der east of First National Bank.
415 illJST STREET.
IN TMIS CITY,
dren's New Markers, Cloaks, and Jacketi
cheaper than ever.
FURS FURS FURS
Mulls in Codc-j Silver Hare Oppoa
urn Racoon Immitation Seal Wool
Seal Astracan Lynx Beaver Mon
key Ladies and Misses Capes in Coney
Tiger Hare Astracan Immitation and
And a full line of Vrj
Goods, Notions, Etc.
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