Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892, June 18, 1891, Image 4

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    " 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
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.
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
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
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 ;
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' by our laws, however, reco;
"V1" no I'110 ' rac? or religion
,-ioii Kurojieans, Lui' (OHtvni
IMiiselves wlioilv yvitb
- y of the immigrant and iiis fit-
.J"-, for the duties of honorable and
ftif respecting citizenship. Globe
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 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.
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 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
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
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
a :
9 p rang;
iiad sweats