Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1891)
The Plattsmouth Herald.
K NOTTS BROS, Publishers
Published Try Taanaay, and dally every
Tent eg exempt Haaday.
KKlKterftd at the Prattamomh, Neb. post
Ortlcefor trammHMou through tbi U.jS. wail
at second c1;wh rate.
Oflloe corner Viae :iad Kllth streets.
TERM KUK VIEKLT,
One copy, one year, In advance . ?1 M
One copy, one year, nt in advance 2 (Mi
One copy, six nioutlif, in advance 75
One ci'iiy. three month, in advance. ... Mi
TKKMS FOR DAII.l
One cop oiih year in advance Ji 00
One copy per week, by currier in
One cony. tier month 5C
TIH'RSDAY, JULY Hi, 1n1
New York electrocuted her four
criminals yesterday with celerity
and in srood form. There
are 110 horrible stories about the.
affair like those which greeted the
public ear when Keniler was ex
ecuted, and after all electricity may
supercede haiiji.ij as the most
humane method of riddinr the
world in a lawfid maimerof obnoxi
ous and dangerous criminals.
UOVEK'.v )K' illAYlihr in response
to a request from the Franklin
County Alliancefor an extra session
of the legislature, very courteously
declines to accede to their request.
on the ground that the rreat ex
pense of an extra session would
outweigh the benefits to be derived
from a new railroad tariff. And we
believe the governor's head is level.
If the pugnacious farmer wishes to
twist the lion's tail let him iret after
the state board of transportation.
A DEMOCRATIC origan in Delaware
the other day said that "the jrreat
canninir factory of Richardson fc
Robbins, of Dover, will can 110
peaches this year on account of the
hiijh price of tin cans, due to the
Mc Kin ley law." Mr. KM chard son
promptly replies that the increased
cost of tin, provided they can their
usual amount, would be $1,300,
while their savinr on suyar would
be $3,000 a net balance of $1,7( ) in
favor of the infamous McKinley
bill. Keep it up, irentlemen. Peo
ple will iind out for themselves.
The calamity shriekers are al
ready tuninr up for the fall cam
paign. Senator Peffer of Kansas,
the chief mogul of the calamity
clans, is down east slandering his
neighbors home: and now comes
Horace Boies who can only be
elected by magnifying the peoples
miseries startintr out with the story
that the American farmer loses 07
cents net per acre on every acre of
corn he raises. Horace appea rs to
be one of the "Boies" that is a little
llicbtv in the uppet story, lell us
some thinir easv that don't look a
lie 011 its face, if you want any con
Senator Pefkek ought to know
belter than to say that Wall street
is the only enemy that free silver
lias. Wall street, in fact, is a friend
of free silver. So is every other
speculative center. The sharp
fluctuations in trold. and conse
quently in all sorts of merchandise
and in every species of property,
which this policy would create,
would be welcomed hy every specu
lator in the country. This would
bring a harvest for the operators on
the exchanges. It is the farmer,
laborer and mechanic, who know
nothing about cornering devices-
and who have not the time to learn,
who would be hurt by free silver,
and these men will be heard
airainst it if there be any danger
that it will be enacted. Ex.
The San Francisco Examiner
weeps copiously over the "tariff
chain across the Golden Gate,"
which keeps out ships loaded with
Australian wool, English iron,
Welsh tin-plate and hundreds of
other foreign com mod iies. If the
chain keeps out these goods from
abroad, it is very evident that they
are not produced at home, if we use
them at all. And does it not profit
us more to manufacture at home
than to enrich the shipping and
importing interest by bringing in
products from abroad? Of course
it does. This has been proven so
conclusively since this nation was
founded that no party dares to go
before the people at the present
time on a platform that means sub
stantially free trade with the world.
THE LONDON "TIMES" AND AMER
The nomination of McKinley for
the governorship of Ohio affords
the London Times an opportunity
of attacking the tariff legislation
with which his name is associated.
It informs its readers that the pur
pose of the protective party "is to
protect the native producer by tax
Tig all foreign products which
compete in any way witli home
growth. This, as Mr. McKiuley
points out, is in marked contrast
with the policy of his opponents, the
democrats. They prefer to lay a
tax en domestic products, and are
held up to obloquy as supporting a
tariff legislation for the benefit of
every country but their own." This
description of the different policies
adopted by the two parties is not a
bad one. 1 11 com men t i n -j; on these
two policies the London Times
shows on what side its sympathies
The London Times frankly ack
nowledges that the substitution of
the free trade for the protective
policy would greatly injure estab
lished American industries, but it
is not disposed to shed many tears
over this. "A chanire in the direc
tion of freer trade," it says, "in how
ever a moderate form, must neces
sarily do harm to the hot-house in
dustries which have jrrown up un
der protection and wlncii win ie
dine anil wit her in the absence of
artificial help. It is thus quite pos
sible that Mr. McKinley will nave
reason to congratulate himself 011
haviinr done a piece of mischief
which lias passed beyond cure.'
The piece of mischief here referred
to is the imposition of increased
duties on Knirlish manufactures
which will have the effect of pre
serving the home market for Amer
The London Times, however, has
not lost all hope. The elections of
last fall encourage it to hope that
the free traders will win the clay at
the next presidential election. Re
ferring to the snap judgment the
free traders succeeded 111 irettnijr
last November, it asserts that if the
people of the United States "con
tinue in the same mind the presi
dential election will not fall to the
republicans. But we can venture
no further than a prophesy, thu
largely qualilied by an if."
What the London Times may say
about American politics is. we are
stire, of little importance. The only
reason we have 11 noted from it is to
point out that its leanings are on
the side of the party that strenu
ously opposes the protective pol
icy. It recognizes that that party is
doing Ktigland's work, and, there
fore, it is solicitous for its success.
RARE METAL PRICES.
lhe rarest metal and it is so
rare that recent discoveries nave
thrown doubt on its elemental
character is didymium, and its
present market price, if one may
thus term the quotation of an arti
cle that never appears on the
market, is ti ro p. pounu. -ine
next costliest metal is barium, an
element beloniriur to the alkaline
earth group; its value is tTat). Her
rylium, or g!::I:in.ii. a metallic
substance found i:i the beautiful
bervl. is ouoted at ttiTo. Ytfrium. a
rare metal of the boron-aluminum
group, so called because first
noticed at Ytterbv, in Sweden, is
stated to be worth at present 450
per pounu. MODium,,or coiumoi-
um, a name suggestive of the Amer
ican oririn of the metal, it having
been first discovered in Connec
ticut, is valued to-day at 1' ) per
pound. The price of rhodium, an
extremely hard and brittle sub
stance, which owes its name to the
rose-color of certain of its solution,
also V ). Vanadium, deriving
its title from one of the appella
tions of the Scandinavian goddess,
Freya, and at one time considered
the rarest of metallic elements, has
been reduced in price to 'M7, at
which value there will no doubt be
many eager buyers. Iridium, a
very heavy metal ot the platinum
group, so nameai.'om tlie iriaes-
ence 01 some ot its solutions, ana
well known in connection with its
use for the points of gold pens, may
be bought to-day at approximately
140 per pound. Osmium, another
metallic element of the platinum
group, is hard, infusible, and the
heaviest substance known. Its
present value is 125 per pound.
Palladium, a silver-white, fusible
metal used in the manufacture of
certain parts of timepieces and oc
casionally applied in dentistrj', is
worth 100 per pound. The present
price of platinum, the better known I
tin-white, ductile, but verv infusi-
ble metal, is on a par with that of
gold, viz., about 70 per pound. Iron
Jay Gould's Kansas railroad.
which was built by the Fitzgerald
Mallory Construction Co. in 1SS0,
has just discovered that it was
mhhi ii r min k.. ti I
robbed of over ,00.000 by our John
Fitzgerald and his pai fner, Mallory,
of Ottumwa, Iowa. If an organiza
tion can lose $3,000,000 and not miss
it for four or five years we should
think there was a lack of business
management altogether unlike Mr.
Gould's usual methods. To a man
up a tree, however, the recent puit
filed b3' Gould to recover three mil-
lions in currency from Mallory it
mtzgeram is out a sheer, cold game
of blurf. That Gould has robbed 1
Fitzgerald, or rather attempted to
rob him, the courts have already
decided, recovering a large euin of
money for him from the wily Wall
street wrecker. We shall await the
outcome of the recent suit with
HILL COMPLIMENTS HARRISON.
I thank the president of our coun
try for patriotic utterances on his
recent memorable trip throughout
the south and west, and I was re
joiced to observe that he was every
where received with unusual de
monstrations of respect and un-
i nest ione 1 evidences of lovalty to
the irreat government of which he is
the honored chief excutive. Hi
words were most timely and do in
finite credit to his heart and judj.
Akckxti.nks paper monev is
worth only ahout -U cents on tiu-
dollar as compared with gold. This
is a far lower level than greenbacks
ever touched in the darkest days of
civil war in the United States. Hut
even in a period of peace we could
readily reduce the value of our cir
culating medium. If we follow th
advice of the third-partv men, and
adopt the land currency which thai
organization favors, and which i:
similar to that larerely 111 use m
Argentine, the thing would be done.
I HE welcome to the kaiser m
Emrland is purely an official affeir.
The young man's refusal to re
view the volunteers at Wimbledon
because they were "only tradseinen
playing soldier," will take root in
the bosom of middle class John
Hull and one of these days, after he
has revolved over and over in hit
mind, he will be mad. And when
middle class John Hull gets his
dander up he is a good deal bigger
fellow than the queen, the Prince of
Wales, the prime minister and the
govornment's majority in commons
The kaiser oturht to have review
ed the tradesmen ''playing soldier'
at Wimbledon and thanked them
for imposiiiir spectacle as a matter
of sound politics. He is not
master" in England nor are any of
his royal relations. The trades
men are masters, whether they are
plavinir soldiers or standinir be
hind their counters. Kx.
Rer-iproeity With Venezuela.
ViiXKZl'KLA iii the nearest of the
South American States, and has the
closest commercial relation with
the United States. Her trade with
this country amounts to as much as
that with all other countries com
bined. She has recently authori
zed her president to enter into a
Reciprocity treaty with the United
States, and the arrangement if en
tered into will give this country a
positive advantage over all com
petitors in the Venezuelan markets,
and it is to be hoped that the treats-
will be promptly effected to further
our sales and widen the markets for
our flour, cotton cloth, iron and
steel manufactures, dairy products
ami provisions, which torni our
chief exports to that county. One
consideration may affect the situa
tion to some extent, but should cer-
taintly not interfere with our com
mercial relations with Venezuela.
This is the persistent aggressions
of England upon the Eastern terri
tory of that country adjoining
Hritish Gniana. Hritish jealously
ot American commerce has m en
manifested whenever competition
has brought them into contact, and
in seizing Venezuela territory as
England has done, and rejecting
all appeals for an arbitration of
the claim she has violated the great
principle to which all the free
American nations have agreed, and
so placed herself in antagonism to
the spirit of the continent. Th
time may come sooner than the
plunders of Venezuela now imagine
when that nation may be sustained
by her sister republics in the de
mand upon England to let go her
hold upon the property of others.
For 27 years Joseph Shera, of
Rock Bluffs has been engaged in
the business of selling general mer-
chandise at that place, and to-day
he carries a large and complete
siock 01 groceries anu general mer-
chandise which he can sell cheaper
than any competetors for the fol
lowing good reasons. He pa'
no city taxes. He pays no house
reht. He, with his family attend to
his business. His farm furnishes
all his needs and more too. Conse
quently it is hard to undersell him.
He keeps constant!- on hand a
- lc: tuHsiouii;
larpe gupply of flour and meaL He
is alive, and a let live man.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has taken up at his
pasture west of Cullom one white
horse, branded on left shoulder;
weighs about o0 pound, with heavy
fetlocks, lhe horse is 111 good con-
flitinn and had a small rone lid
about its neck. The owner can ob-
tain the property, by showing own-
ie: - ir - i nri tnvimr r n i r rro n r rt 1
': UL,""t i "'?z :r "! V ' A""
south of Plattsmouth or of C I
Creamer one mile from Cullom.w5t.
HITCHED TO A CABLE.
The I'nlquo and Slurtliiifr Epcrieore of
a. San Fr:ncico IIor.
A sad eved horse hitched to a two
wheeled botcher wairon blinked lazily
and whisked th'.'S from himself on Jones
street, between OFarnll and Geary
streets. He whs an ordinary quadmitcd
with a large head, which he wore in a
dejected sort of way, a though he was
indulging in melancholy thoughts. Dang
ling from one of the hit ringa was the
long hitching rope, which the custodian
of the wagon had neglected to fasten to
Suddenly the horse cast his eyes to
starboard and slowly wagged his right
ear. An abandoned newspaier had drift
ed down the street and became caught in
the cable slot. The horse was interested.
He lazily wandered over to the track and
examined the paper. The free end of
the hitching rope dropjed through the
cable slot. Suddenly the horse jumped
clear oil the ground, jerked his head up,
plastered his ears close to his head, reaml
on his hind feet, pawed the air with his
fore feet, gave vent to a loud snort and
fctampeded down Jones street.
It was not his fault that he broke his
fjieed. record. I his nurse was a peace
ful animal, with an inclination to the
ploddim' career of a plow horse. But ha
was compelled to assume a rapid gait
because his rorie was wound around the
cable roie and he was propelled by steam,
as it were. Un ne pped down Junes
street, around tha corner and into
O'Farrell street at a gait he had never
traveled before, while veal cutlets, cuts
of beef, porterhouse stakes, kidneys,
lamb chops and liver jogged out of the
wagon ami became the trail which the
butcher boy followed frantically in his
efforts to catch his beast.
Nothing got in the way of the horse
but dotrs, and they added to his misery
by leaping into the air and snapping at
his nose. Aji enthusiastic procession of
urchins raced madly in the wake of the
wagon and cheered the animal on to
greater efforts of speed.
Down three blocks of O'Farrell street
rampaged the equine, creating ad large a
sensation as would a mouse in a semi
nary. At Powell street his career ended.
The hitching rope came in contact with
the cross cable of the Powell Street rail
road and was cut in twain. The horse
was holding back so hard that the reac
tion threw hiin on his haunches, and be
fore he could recover his equilibrium
half a hundred citizens were holding him
The butcher boy gathered up as much
of his scattered meat as the dogs had not
devoured, and in a few minutes the yel
low horse was plodding in the wake of a
hay wagon, munching purloined hay.
San Francisco Examiner.
Chivalry In a liootblack.
On the coriter of one of the business
streets of the city the other morning a
shoeblack had just finished polishing th
shoes of a well dressed and gentle appear
ing man. The latter was unfortunate in
having a deformity which compelled him
to wear a shoe on one of his feet with an
exceedingly thick sole, thus endeavoring
to make up mechanically for what na
ture hisd denied him.
"How muclx shall I pay you?" he asked
of the boy.
"Five cents, sir."
"Oh, but you should have more than
five cents for polishing my shoes," said
the gentleman, tapping the thick sole
significantly with his cane.
"No, sir," said the boy; "five cents is
enough. 1 aon t want to make no money
out o' your hard luck."
The customer handed out a coin, laid
his hand on the youngster's head for a
moment and passed on.
Who says the days of chivalry are over.
Detroit Free Press.
A Coroner's Verdict.
A coroner out west recently reasoned
out a verdict more sensible than one-half
the verdicts usually rendered. It ap
pears that an Irishman, conceiving that
a little powder thrown upon some green
wood would facilitate its burning di
rected a small stream from a keg upon
the burning piece; but not possessing a
hand sufficiently quick to cut this off
was blown into a million pieces. The
following was the verdict, delivered with
great gravity by the official:
"Can't be called suicide, bekase he
didn't mean to kill himself; it wasn't
"visitation of God" bekase he wasn't
struck by lightning; he didn't die for
want f breath for he hadn't anything to
breathe with; it's plain he didn't know
what he was about, so I shall bring in
Died for want of common sense."
Putting It Delicately.
He was a country parson and a good
fellow at heart, and he liked to put it
delicately; and so he finished up his ser
"And, in conclusion, my friends, we
will now take up the collection, and I
trust I shall offend none f the cheerful
givers who so regularly contribute to,
alas! I am afraid, too frequent demands
on their charity, if I suggest that I now
possess a most ample and varied collec-
tion of buttons, and what we chiefly
need now 13 some needles and thread
and a little cloth." Exchange.
Miss Prime Philosophers disagree aa
to which period of life seems the longest
to mankind. What is your opinion,
Doctor (meditatively) Well, it varies.
til women, lor msiauce. me longest tren-
tweut ' ine ad thi
I know, m my wife s case, ten years
elapsed between her twenty-ninth and
thirtieth birthdays. Exchange.
The First Clond.
"Boo-hoo-hoo!" cried the bride.
"What is it, dear?" asked the groom
from the other end of the breakfast ta
ble. "Y-y-you have bnb-broken your pup-pup-promise,"
sobbed the bride. "You
said nothine should ever come between
ns, and the bub-breakfast table is there
now r Harper's Bazar.
GO IX a MA XT
" 13 ....
..a -jm a. im
..5 :45 p. DJ
' :15 a. Hi.
.6 txs p, m.
.5 p. in.
.11 it:, a. in.
" 4... .
" 1 ....
. . :M p. m .
. . .10 :m a;
. .7;ll p. w.
. 9 :4 a. u.
.10 n m. m
..I 50 a. 111.
EDMUNDS S ROOT
Tne pioneer uieich:inti of
Carry R full stock of genenii
merchondiMU which theynrll very
close. 1 1 ighest price paid for
11 kinds of farm produce. h n
eroun treatuientand fnir dentin;;
u the wweret of our success.
UHAS L HOOT,
I'l.ATTS.MOUTH - NKKKASKA
Jjtyltitl stuck p;iid in $y n 1
Authorized Capital, $IOOfOOO.
rKANK OAKKUTH. JOrf. A. CONNOK,
W. U. CUSUINiV. Can bier.
flank. Curruth J. A. Connor, F. K. (Jutli ii
J. W. Johnfion, Henry Back, John O'Keefe
W. I). Mcrriani, Win. Weteucump, W.
TRANSACTS GENERAL BANKING BDSiNES
88uen certificates of deponits rjt!ariij; interest
Buys and sells excitants, county and
city . i 1
HAVE THE MOST
STOCK IN THE CITY.
EVER'THINS - f RESH - ANU - IK -
A T T E X T I O N K A K" M K K' S
We want your Poultry, Mirers, Mut
ter and your farm produce of all
kinds, we will pay you the liiliest
ish price as we are buyini; lor a
lirri in J,iiicolu.
THK I.KADIXG GkOCKKS
Plattsuiouth - - Nebraska
Castoria is r. Samuel Pitcher's prescription thr Inuts
fuid CIiilf rn. It eontaiiis nithr Opinrrt, SXocpliino lOT
other Narcotic substance. It is a h&rcxiksgs sukstituto
for Pargorc, Irop, Soothing Syrup, ami Cftator Oil.
It H Pleasant. Its gnaronto is thirty ytxtrs uso Tjy
BJ illiona effiothenu CAstoria deetrys Pwoi8 aud aliaja
feverishnesu Catria prerents voinittg Sour Cord
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Co lie, Castoiia rliavM3
teething troubles, care constipation, and itatulncy
Castoria assimilates the food, reulate the stomaeh
and bowels, siring healthy and natural nlevp0 Cas
toria is tuo Cblldrea's aiiao tho Motber's Friead.
drun. Hthan knre refiaatedty Ml ma at its
Ia. O. a Qmooo,
interest at xmt atrfhtift, and
descrortog Hlr lowad aoao, my lurMjnximm,
marpUw, stMtfbaag aprvp aad a&Mr hmmmTtd
aiW down tbair tteocts, ftiervby mdSag
Dr. 3. F. KimiKu,
r m cay moot
math u wCT -mart 11 litiawl
The Centanr Company, TT Murray Street, New York City.
ZUCKWEILER L LUTZ.
Tliti U'u-IiliiKt I"" Avenuo
I If adqtlill ters for
FLOUR AM FEED
V puy no rent und Bell for CAiSlI.
You don'tjpiiy nny billn for d ad bout6
when you buy of tlna linn.
The U'ft SOKT CO A L always on
a r run
5 COEIsrEJE-S 5
MANUFACTURER OF AVli
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
JMCAI.KH IN THK
Thoicest tends of Cigars,
FULL LINK OJf
TOBACCO AND .SMOKERS' ARTICLE
always in stock. Nov. 26.1886.
I". II. KI.I.KN MA 01, Prop.
Tin best of fresh meat always found
in this market. Also fiv-h
'"'fiTHT and Mutter.
Wild ir anie of all kinds kept in their
M SIXTH STREET -EAT
The 5th St. Merchant Tailor
Keeps a Full Line of
Portia i o.uistic Gooh.
Consult Your Interns by Olvlcjj Him a CaH
IrO 1MUH .1111. V- .
I It anwriut atmam
WiMLim n ma bbh."
1U So. OttaNHt., DrwV, WT.
- Owr vbrmUkmm In mhBOmm-M dpait-
" KfcJi W9 mmif ttcwo aanng am
mwSUai roppUt what 1m kano, aa ilxc
V3nt. J re fne to xdtai fbsa (Va
iuarlai ot Ciorta baa von aa to fcxfc ta
taror opm a."
CnmmMtkt Utm-mU w1jii wKMW .k
Powered by Open ONI