Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892, June 18, 1891, Image 4
" Don't ask mc to mend it Take t back and get a 5." FREE Get from your dealer free, the & Book. It Lag handsome pictures and valuable informatiua about horses. Two or three dollars for a sa Hors blanket will make your horse worth more and eat lass to keep warm. 5A Five Mile 5A Boss Stable Ask for 5A Electric 5A Extra Test 30 other styles at prices to suit every- uoar.e, if you can t get them from your eaier, write us. Tl!ftl-:E democrats addressed u Omaha democi atic club upon Hi uses of the alliance party in achiev ing democratic victories. One wa for straight nominations, hut for platform which would capture their votes, another thouirht thcM-should 1m: the utmost care exerc ised not t offend the new party and the third frankly admitted that he was in favor of fusion. They all airrc-d that the sill iance was a great source of strength to their partv and uniled on the proposition to at rove anything tending to destroy the remiblican partv. Uetween in discreet lealer.s and over-en ge democrats the alliance scheme of assisting" democrats is rapidly un foldinir itself to the Minded eyes of nood republicans who have sup ported the third party was a partyof principle!. Omaha line. It is the cool headed opinion of three-fourths ot the tax payers in tiiis city that the council made mistake in refusing' to allow th bond proposition to go before the people. ysT s 3lE.lCo is improving. Hull iiilib ani cocking mains are now strict 1 - prohibited bv law. much to the disappointment of American tour ists in that country. TllE government crop reporter says the united States will raise the Lowest wheat crop this year ever raised before in the history of the country. He places the amount at the almost inconceivable sum o .14 ),K AX) bushels. ARE THE DEST. 100 styles, prices to suit all. WM, Aykks a Sons, Philadelphia. .Sold by all dealers. MJVKX tons ot block tin was re cently received at an hnmcir-co from the Timescal mines of South ern California. This was the hist shipment, and yet there be those wlio will continue to claim there is no tin in this country. Tlf- "-"i -'IsLE IMMIGRANT A colony in nearly .iM) I )anes have recently lauded in this country and settled in Main land, where they will take up the business of dairy and truck farm in r. Kvery few weeks, too, we hear of parties of German: Swedes, Norwegians or other for eigners coining here to locate on lands in the west or south. These people have n-ade i:ite;ligeiii p-'e arations for their entrance iniu the vocation which thev have chosen. They have sufficient money to .sus tain themselves until the return: iroin :neir laoor negins to come in. Most of them have had. in the couniries wincn U:ev left, more or less experience in the employment which they- have selected. They, therefore, have a r-'u.-onable know e Ii'c of ; i .e i .,. 'i ; iis ui.der which they must labor, and Tvivo put them Selves in a position not onlv to !mj entirely- fcli'-s;:;- a':; i. , but to con tributetlieir quota toward the wealth and prosperity of the land of their auopnon. . lavors are asKcd or looked for by them, In every con tingeiicy they expect to obey the law;? of the con n try, and to con form to the moral ; v . liremeiits of indus try and fruutbn vhich deserve and oring me respect -r uie commu nity. T!:ese are the sort of ini! Forty steamers have been char tered at the sulfide port of Halti- niore to load with rrain for Ivmrlish ports between the present time and October. The foreigners musi eat, ami I. nele Sam is able to trade them l.readstuffs and meat for their ready cash. Iowa has certainly-noted the error ot her political ways and may be counted on for a irood rousing- re publican majority this fail. The experience of holding up a demo cratic governor has not been one to be proud of, and yve opine it will not be tried again very soon. If the Knglish nobility had re tained their preference for the square and simple game ot poker as taught to them years ;igo by our r, up n.. der Schenck. instead of takiug yvith French baecanu, it would c been money in tlieir pockets and a great advantage to their repu tation. Kx. Wk are sorry for it. but it is a fact beyond perad venture that (iro ver Cley-eland is fast Iosimr ;- u u( ! :is a presidential candidate. And if the landslide against him contin ues Hindi lonwr his name will not .e even mentioned in that coanec- neciion at the next democratic convention. ' ie: 'l '.irr.'.iit.- "i s , . : 1 1 ; (1 which, in earlier devs. i . . . . .-I icii tiei pi ! o:' ii, in ; :ue man mey do at present, l tiey were alway s welcomed and always will oe. in every section tliere is room ior mem, and c.nances to acmure a .f . - i r ' i - iair decree or inuepeiidence. nven in crowded Neyv ICnglaudthey are in demand, and they ma'vanddo find .3 t 1 . iK'Miiiiiie openings in uie older states oi me central group, llieir largest opportunities of course, are in me west and soutii, ami to tnese latter localities most of them come. nerever ney settle mey lorm a valued a;;d important element of the population. The restrictive pro visions of the i nun ijrat ion laws are directed ataiu.-.t them but, ajrainst the shiftless dependent or criminal classes. OI -ectionable per.-ons to be sure, are found ai;ionjf the Cer- nian, ad ma via ti. lrisn and r n- jylisli iuiiiiiirrants. but they are the exception, and they yv'ill be barred out when discovered. It i? from the countries of southeastern Kurop that the majority of the undesira ble ininn"i rants come, for this rea son accessions from that quarter are less de.-irable than from the rest of that continent. The restrictions "1A'iM.de by our laws, however, reco; "V1" no I'110 ' rac? or religion ,-ioii Kurojieans, Lui' (OHtvni IMiiselves wlioilv yvitb ci.ar- - y of the immigrant and iiis fit- .J"-, for the duties of honorable and ftif respecting citizenship. Globe Democrat, Why can't IMattsmoitth liave a free delivery office here the same as Fremont and oilier tovvis in Xe- Tiiska only half as lai'ire'." if some of the old foiiu.es in this town could fall into the Missouri river and stay there weyvould not onlv have metro politan conveniences but we would have a city twice as lari;e as the one yve have. BASEBALL IN CITY STREETS. ; SHIPS PULL UP CABLES. It U;t ItH PliihtH auil PillirultieH and It i'rudurvi (.ooil I'layero. With tlie hoys' games I am more at home. Let ua see whether you will not learn from these boys some games to take to your friend out of town. First ami foremo.st comes baseball. If any, one doubts the universal popularity of this game, one afternoon upon the street yviil convince him that the Ameri can boys' love of baseball has become hereditary. It seems almost as if these boys no sooner left the cradle than a base ball found its way into their hands. They commence to play as soon as they can roll a ball across the pavement. From a real game, with nine "men" on a side und three bases, yve shall see everything in ball playing, down to the solitary youuster who rolls tiie ball up an awn ing and catches it as it returns to him. And these boys can play baseball too. I hesitate to admit it, for I was a country boy; but I'll warrant you that from the inhabitants of a block I can select nine boys, none of whom shall be over ten years of age, who can defeat the best nine of thirteen-year-old fellows your village can produce. They play in the street; they play on the sidewalk; and they go at it with a vim and earnestness one grows enthusi astic in yvatchiug. They pitch "curves,' and why their catchers' intent and mask less little faces are not inore frequently damaged by the bat they "catch off" of, no one can say. All this, remember, on tiie cobblestones, yvith slippery car tracks dividing the "field,"' and wagons, drays And cars constantly passing. On any held a quick and practiced eye is required to measure the arc of a "fly ball, and to select the t-pot from which it may be captured: but when the ground is a croyvded street, and there is added the more or less rapidly passing vehicle, the chances are even that the fielder may get under a hor&e's hoofs and the de scending "fly" at the same time. Many narroyv escapes have I seen, but some how the active little bodies always man age to be missed. But the cars and yvagons and pedes tnans are as nothing; the plavers look out for the former tyvo, the last must care for themselves if thev yy-ish to avoid a batted ball or a runner making a fran- A.. .U C CCC.4. T'l...i A. 1 1. . 11J UdSU 1UI LLX L. V Hill llieSe OOJ S really mind, because it is an effectual preventive of ball playing, is the blue exited policeman, known by the boys as a "cop, au abbreviation of "copper, the origin of which name is uncertain. Here is a game in active progress; there is intense excitement; shouts of encour agement mi ine air. urn ayvav vour head tor an instant. .Now look again. Where are our players? Not one of them to be seen; only a feyv boys strolling along the sidewalk; not a bat nor ball in sight. Vv hat does it all mean? Truly, you have u -vor seen so abrupt an ending to a game of ball. But look; coming up the street, a block or more away, in all tne stuteli ucss of blue uniform and brass buttons, luiy Twining ins ciuo, conies' tne awe spiring "copper." For you must remember that it is illegal to play baseball in the street, and every nlaver is liable to imprisonment. How would you like to have one of your james so interrupted? Is the game ended? 3y no means; wait a moment, this is only "time." Slowly the retreating blue coat fades in the distance: then like magic each player resumes his place, and the game is resumed yvith all its former rdor. Frank .M. Chapman in St. Nich olas. QUEER FISHING WITH PROPELLER SCREWS OF BIG BOATS. Tne Ohio republican state con vention in session to-day and yes terday at coluiiihus is a wonder fully enthusiastic body of promi nent people. IcJniley s nomina tion for "-overnor is assured. And he w:ll be elected in the humble opinion of this paper by 'iO.OIK) ma jority, lhe name ot Ulaine set the convention yvild yvith cheers that lasted several minutes, showing that the American premier contin ues close to the hearts of the rank and tile of republicans. At the custom houses of the country there lias been an increase in the receipts of ;-old certificates and greenbacks, which are redeem able in gold, thus far in June as compared yvith May or April. This is a good sign. It shoyvs thatjthe persons who imagined the heavy gold exports would send the coun rv Hmvti to the silver standard are convinced of their error. The Tilts will certainly prove a yv n- derfully successful year for ihe tanners. It has been ex tremely seasonable all over tlie grain growing belt in this country, while hurope has suffered by a late spring- tolloyved by withering drouths and intense hot weather. The most sanguine reports fail to credit the continent with more than half a crop. In many localities the cereals are an entire failure. This will make high. prices here by furn ishing a great market for our sur plus grain. GoVKKWOK Ht'CKXliR. of Ken tucky, lie who held I-ort Donelson against Grant after Pillow and bloyd had skedadmed, has been at est Point enjoying tlie old scenes uid telling- stories. He was at the academy with Grant for three years. uid he says of him: "Grant was the most fearless rider I ever sayv at West J'oint. He rode a horse named Rocket. And I have seen him take a six-loot nurdie in tne oasemenioi the old Academical Building, when nearly every one present expected that he would have his brains dashed out against tlie low ceiling or his leg or back broken by coming in collision with the posts that are distributed throughout the hall." Est rayed Notice. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has taken up at his pasture yvest of Cullom one white horse, branded on left shoulder; A Oeaf and Dumb I'oli eiu:u. There are many positions that a deaf mute can fill as yveil as a man in posses sion of all of his faculties, but patroling a beat as a policeman is about the least likely occupation in yvhich a deaf and dumb man might be expected. Cleve land. O., hoyvever, has. or had not long ago. a deaf and dumb policeman, who has walked a beat for j-ears and never given occasion for complaint. It is said he lost the power of hearing and speech by a stroke of paralysis, but recovered his health yvithout regaining all his fac ulties. He was on the force at the time and begged to be retained. The authorities were loth to discharge him, so gave him a trial. He proved as efiicient as the others, and so held his position. He wore a badge, "Deaf and Dumb Policeman," but ansyvered in writing any questions that yvere asked him as intelligently as any one. As lie cannot hear a sound, he is obliged to be more than usually yvatchful; his eyes are always on the move, and he sees every thing that occurs in his vicinity. Inter view in St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Washing Away tlie Karth. A French geologist has made a careful calculation of the amount of solid mat ter yearly carried off into the ocean by the action of the rivers of the world and other causes. He estimates that the re duction of the average height of the sur face of the solid land is 0.00(5 inches each year. .Making allowance tor tlie corre- An Ocean 8tamhii Carries a IMwd Submarine Cable from New York to Liverpool ami Itark Kxperieiic of .Ship That Kan Into the .Mud. Submarine cables laid in shallow wa ters are often exposed to greater risks ami rougher treatment than the great ocean cables, which sometimes cost their owners a small fortune in repairs. Not long ago an ocean going steamship, in leaving her dock at Jersey City, plowed up the soft bottom yvith her powerful propeller, and secured a costly and valu able catch in the shape of about a dozen submarine cables, yvhich enmeshed them selves in the blades of the propeller so effectively that all the cables were torn asunder, and the ship had to go into dry dock to clear her screyv of the garlands of iron, hemp and Kerite with yvhich it had become embellished not to say em barrassed. Tlie learned judge who presided over the argument as to whether the tele graph company, yvhich owned tlie cables, or the steamship company, which owned the inquisitive vessel, was the aggrieved part', decided in favor of the latter, holding that a harbor is to be kept free for navigation, and that a steamer is en titled to plow through mud as yvell as water, cables or no cables. If the cables were thought to be secure because they were lodged in two feet of silt, why, so much the yvorse for the cables, or rather for their owners. According to the learned judge, ocean steamers possess the right of way through the silt, even down to hard rock, and tht waters of a harbor for purposes of navi gation have no "bottom." This is cold comfort for oyvners of submarine cables in harbors, but by yva- of adding insult to injury the very practical suggestion was made that cables might be laid in a species of submarine trench, and thus be kept out of harm's way yvhen ocean steamers (or others) find it necessary to "take the ground." TUGBOAT AND CABLE. It is quite conceivable that the power ful machinery of an ocean steamer should make light yvork of gathering up and rending into fragments a dozen or so of submarine cables, but that a river tu should take to the same game and twist some hundred feet or so of heavily ar mored seven conductor cable into a bunch of Gordian knots is a little too much. The cable is the property of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, and serves to connect the pole line across Staten Island yvith that running through New Jersey-, the cable crossing the Kills between Linoleum ville and Carteret. Tlie tug caught up the cable in the most approved manner, according to the laws of harbor navigation, snatciied it from its quiet resting place in the silt, and a stern battle between the pugna cious propeller and the inoffensive and defenseless (though armored) cable en sued. Needless to say, the propeller yvas victorious. The iron armor resisted vig orously, but it yvas never intended to withstand the attack of a river tug'spro- peller, so, after a stout resistance, ac companied by endless yvri things and con tortions, it succumbed. The sea serpent itself could not have made a better fight. If tne cable wa: vanquished, its enemy yvas also, at least for a time, placed hors do combat, for, so closely yvere propeller and cable in terlocked in their deadly feud that the tug had to be brought to New York and put in dry dock in order to separate them. The snarl contains about one hundred feet of cable, and bears strong evidence as to good construction. Few yvould believe that a cable could resist long enough to be twisted up into such hideous shapes instead of breaking almost at once. The cable, yvhich is a seven conductor, Kerite make, has been doyvn for about five years, and yvas found to be in perfect condition yvhen repairs yvere made. Indeed, the snarl testifies? to that. SOME CABLE STORIES. Not long ago Frank Stockton contrib uted to one of the magazines a nonsensi cal story, in yvhich a startling incident yvas narrated. By a stroke of lightning a steamer had been . converted into an immense magnet, and had attracted to itself a submarine cable, which held it fast until the cable ship came to the res cue. This flight of fancy is not alto gether yvithout excuse. There is a story of an ocean steamship catching up a piece of cable in the North river, and towing it all the way from New York to Liverpool and back yvith out discovering to what mysterious cause the strange reduction of speed on the round trip could be attributed. There is yet another story of a sound boat which fouled a submarine cable in Neyv York yvaters and toyved a goodly length of it to Neyv Haven. There the piece of cable yvas cleared away, coiled $2,500 HANKI'bTT $3,r()0 STOCK OF SHOES t roiti a. ).-, -Mo., Ikm failure at TF JL HJE R. O.L, J J cj- SOup& The wholesale shoe linn ol Smith, lhi.slanl A: Co. of St. Joe, Mo. Passed into the hands of a receiver. Ml?. JOHN T, HKITTAI.V, of the wholesale dry goods firm of Urittain, Smith & Co. was appointed to that position and has consigned ns 2,000 worth of tH2 stock with instructions to place them on the market at prices that are bound to make them go. Inspection of the stock and prices will convince the most skeptical that we have followed out his instructions to a letter. This stock it, c can and f'reh from a. wholesale house and not an average bankrupt stock that has been pulled and hauled over the counters of a retail store, and consists of ladies, Misses, childrens, infants, mens and boys shoes; lrom the cheapest to the bet qualities. Tha prices that we sell them at less than it cost to make them but they must be sold within the next .'JO days. The only condition is that they are to be sold for cash. During the sale we will sell the regular line of shoes carried in our shoe de partment outside of the bankrupt stock we carry fully as many as any exclusive shoe dealer in the city j at u great ly reduced price and will make special offerings in all sea sonable goods, such as white and black embroideries, llouncings, India linens, lawns, Mulls, and organdies, of which we have the largest stock we ever carried. Dotted Swiss in black and white challies in several qualities, French and zypher ginghams. India China and Surah silk for summer '.rear. New novelties in ladies belts, Windsor ties zepher and outing flannels ladies waists and fast black stockenette, Tyrolese suits, waist and skirt, summer cash mere shawls, capes and jackets, and other goods too numer ous to mention of which we have an endless variety. We are o tiering all of our 15, 17 A. and 20 cent patines at tlie uniform price ot b.' or 12 yards lor a dollar. IIER0LI1 & SOX. 507 Mi-in St. j vui. i'nnvi ua (uiu name ioi nnj loi ic" i - - ' spending rise in the bed of the ocean, and down on the dock' and subsequently soli wiirli :iliout O.TO iioutid. yvitb beavv hoardinir of gold, if there has bee I fetlocks. The horse is in good con- i,i.,r of the sort, has stopped, I dition and had a small rope tied i-elloyv metal and its paper abeut its neck. The owner can ob- fl"u " J . . ... . - I tain the property, by siiowinjr own- Hubstitutes are oeing umh uui is and paying char-e at the freely by those yvho hold tnem as residence of Wm Gilmore 3 miles an v other part of Uie the circulating south of Plattsmouth or of C. L. Creamer one mile from Cullom.wi5t. meaium. taki.e; ro account of the occurrence of vol"iiiic ; nd other exceptioaal phenome na ihe general tendency of which is to hasten the process of disintegration the period at yvhich the solid land yvill have ceased to exist and the surface of the earth yvill be covered with yvater has been estimated. As, hoyvever, that period is 4,500,009 years di:tant, the pre diction need cause no immediate dis quietude. Pittsburg Dispatch. Advice to IVoineu. A good piece of advice floating about now in the magazine yvorld is: "If yon wish to be agreeable in society, you must be content to be taught many things which you know already." It might be yvell to add that you must bo more interested in other people's good 6tories than in your own, in their afflic tions than yours, and be careful not to far outdo them in dress or entertain ment, and if you are a woman don't be too pretty. Exchange. It is estimated that the wealth of the United States now exceeds the wealth of the whole world at any period prior to the middle of the Eighteenth century. by the steamship company t another corporation whose business it is to main tain electrical communication betyveen places. That corporation put the cable into service, and (so the story goes) is using it at the present time. Herbert Li. Webb in Electrical Engineer. To Whom It May J ?4 Ml? yi-Tv my rm ner& jTfil8 is fi.o EioiSfy you ifiaat S D. Mayer are i IP'S aitts m o u lb STive you $1. wortb ol Ootbiaasr for J?iTUID worlb ol silver. Tlaeir broods rf are lioness asm reliaMe aiad llaey will fee pSeased o show oar Ibrousrb llaeis isew To Preserve Shoe Leather. A German chemist has invented a preparation which, it is claimed, when applied to the soles of shoes, has the ef fect of increasing their wearing capacity from five to ten times, besides making them waterproof. The preparation is applied after the shoes are finished and the soles are buffed. The right to use it has been sold to the Bavarian govern ment for the army. The inventor says it has been tested in the German army satisfactorily. Exchange. An Kvery Morning Incident. Mr. Suburb (sloyvly waking up and rubbing his eyes) What time is it? Mrs. Suburb (looking at watch) It's three minutes of train time. Mr. Suburb (springing out of bed) Tell Mary to hurry up the breaif&et. New York Weekly. Sloelt ol Clotbia IFariaisIiins:s a : 9 p rang; iiad sweats S.& C. MAYER i i THE 6 OF CLOT! JIER.