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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1883)
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KrgUiteretl at the i"t-t Otice.
rcuuil cIuas mallr.
QW.ATT.SilOUTH. MAT a. 19H-1.
A oonoEoes rain Just nihl.
I'A YMAbTHU VaO.N bit bcell robbed
in Texas cf $24,SOf. It appaars the
pajtnaler was tm lounl the Texas
Pacific railroad with this amount of
Uncle Sam's good money hi his grip,
aid the robbers Hiinply carried the
grip of! and rilled it of its content.".
At a dinner given by the Saturday
Nilit club Grant and CVnkling were
both prtbt-nt, and . both spoke of (he
desirability of the United .States main -
taiuin friendly relation with Mexico
.. -..i ;. i .....i ...... t
tieneral urant, m his usual practical
, ' . , ....
manner, rpu.ee of Mexico 8 capabilities
Li:adi,alim has aain been denied
his seat in theEnlifh common s. The
ntlirination bill was defeated and Mr.
Mradlatigh was iifuAd the privilege
of taking the oath; henee, he returns to
the borough of Northampton from
whence he Uh3 been twice returned and
will in all probability !e again in
structed by his constituents to knock
at the doors of the CuIish '.louse.
,Vm. II. YASiiKKBiiYr i on hi way
to ICuropft. The dispatches say he came
to the pier at the foot of west Sixth st.
in his carriage at 2:20 o'clock and im
mediately wect on board the ve.v?l. The
cut and style ol hH night shirt i n t
mentioned but the important fact is
elicted that he will pn.bibly buy a pic
ture or two in the old world. Tiie
purse proud William, 3:iys to tho corre
spoudcnt,th.it the tariff law i all wrong
because such poor fellows as he has to
pay a duty on these luxuries. Pool
William! Unjust law! How a little
wealth makes n great mau.
The Missouri Pacific railroad com
pany are getting into trouble with the
sovereign state of Kansas. It appears
that in'flio charter of the road, it was
bound to keep and maintain its offices
in the state of Kansas. That it after
terward with due regard for its own
convenience and utter disregard for
its charter; removed these offices out
of the State. Judge Jeremiah Black,
of Pennsylvania, has been retained by
the state of Kansas, and proceedings
have been instituted by quo warranto,
to compel the road to return with
these headquarters to the state. Judge
Black says that the state of Kansas
has a good case, and that the removal
of the ottices works a forfeiture of the
charter of the road.
The zeal of the Xew York World to
prove that the democrats of the coun
try with one consent irocla'ni that
protection is a "hydra-headed man
ster" which must be crushed by i
"march upon it m me open neid, is
worthy of a cause more likely to prove
successfnl. It quotes the opinions of
"a number of leading and represent;!
live democrats throughout the north
west," who repeat the "hydra-headed
lmiase. and that sort of thin?. But
the World must know lhat in the con
trol of the democratic party the little
Barnum and "Ben" Butler aud "Bill
Keton and "Dan" Voorhees and "Cart"
Harrison and "Joe" Brown are thicker
than the loins of the "representative
democrats" of the northwest, with
Henry Watterson and the World itself
thow in for make-weights. Globe
It appearF, Iron; Washington di-
' tti IfliAa 4ltof tlm nllpcftnn rtf 4 Via t-
r c. tv. .j .... .7.. .r v .
tradition of Walsh and Sheridan has
been under discussion in the cabinet
meeting; and those professing to know
the temper of the administration, in
timate that when demand is made by
the English government for those men
our government will not permit them
to.be taken unless the crime charged
against them is clearly shewn to be
non-pe!itical au J then very clear,
strong proof will be required. Our e.x
lenenec with the English government
warrants the American nation in tak
ing this stand. r.nd The Heralii, re
membering the position of England to
wards America when London was the
rendezvous of the enemies of Ameri
can nationality aud unity during the
war of the rebelliou, hopes thi gov
ernment will strictly construa tho law
in these cases.
The civil service commission is un
dergoing an examination by the Presi
dent and his 'cabinet, and a set ot
rules, it appears, are drafted and sub
mitted by these gsntlemen, by which
applicants for office are to be examined;
among which arc handwriting, copying
examinations in arithmetic, etc. It
would seem that all this Is stuff and
nonsense; the only true test ot a per
sons competency in an office is his abil
ity to discharge the particular duties of
the position b is called upon to fill,
and the only fair" test that can be hed
"in th- department to which the man is
appointed; and tho proper persons to
decide this question are the beads of
tbc different departments; ' because a
man is up it- orthography or can write
a. prettier hand than his nrighWor, is
DO siga that he is the bcit maa to till,
the potdtion; any rules that are con
trary to (he ordinary practical pursuits
fbu.dncs are simply bosh. The
(juration is, can the man perforin the
duties required of him ? lias he
sciute, honesty, industry and energy en
ough ? aud who can be the judge of all
this except the heads of the different
bureaus and their chief ? If tins civil
service commibsion are to tit down in
Washington on a snug salary to run a
high school, the aooner the farce Is
ended the better. If the character of
applicants are to be established and
their general it nes passed upon, wo
say all right. It the service is to be
protected from political broken, well
aud good. If men in position perfectly
competent to discharge the duties ol
the position they fill, arc to be protected
from those who happen to ride into
power, we heartily endorse it; but if
thU commission Is to run a highloned
seminary for their own amusement and
xain, we thiuk the sooner they arc Rent
home the better. Here is rule seven:
" 1. l'euuiauship, copying;, and loi
ter writing. 3. Arithmetic, fuudi
meutal ruled, fractious and percnt
8. Interest, discount, and
I ment ol book-Lcemuir and wioi ntK.
. ... . ,. , ,
Elements of the Lnghah lunu.ie,
especially orthography and the pn.p. r
construction of seutences. 3. hie
nientH of the orthography, history, and
government of the United States.
No one shall be entitled to be certified
for appointment whose standing upon
a just grading shall be less than 65 per
cent, of complete proficiency in the first
three subjects, or less than 60 per cent
in the last two subjects mentioned in
this rule; and that measure of profi
ciency shall be deemed adequate."
Any clerk entering the department a
stranger to tho routine of duties there
tj be performed, has to be educated
right there in the fllce. From the
sample of rules promulgated, The IIeu-
Ai.r believes the wholo affair will
prove a farce, there is nothing practical
Supreme Court Traducers.
" The hypocrisy of a portion of the
Press," is the caption of a vigorous, well
written communication, which tp
pears in the Adams county Democrat,
over the signature of "Lex." The
Herald had hoped, since the matter
had been mentioned and discussed by
the press of the State, to see that por
tion of the Nebraska press which has
been traducing tho Supreme Court ovei
the Simmeiman and Olive cases, have
honor and manhood enough (to say
nothing about intelligence), to ac
knowledge that the granting of a sjtay
of execution in the " Matt Simmer -man
" case, could in no way be saddled
upon the Supreme Court Judges.
There are a lot of newspapers engaged
in this crusade who do not know what
they are talking about.
We pick up the North Platte Tele
graph, of May 3d and read as follows:
"The State press is not very hearty
in its endorsement of the Supreme
Court's act in granting the Min ien
murderer. Matt Siinmerman. a further
lease of life. Nebraska is a paradise
for murderers, because of the judicial
immunity afforded them here from
punishment for their crimes, and this
stay in the execution of Si turner man
is the last instance of it."
Had the editor of the Telegraph read
the State exchanges he would have
been saved the blunder of making this
charge against our Supreme Court.
He would have understood that the
constitution of 1875 expressly placed
the power of granting a stay of execu
tion ) as is done in the Simmerman
case) beyond the discretion of our Su
preme Judges, and that when the flat
went forth that stayed the execution
er's hand iu that case, the Supreme
Judges, nor any of them, were not sup
posed to know anything about the
matter. When Matt Sim merman's at
torneys placed a duly certified bill of
exceptions, under the hand and seal of
the learned (?) Gaslin, before whom
this man was tried, upon file in the
office of the Clerk of the Supreme
Court of Nebraska, and with it filed
an ordinary petition in error, the Ne
braska constitution commanded the
clerk of that eourt to issue the writ
staying execution of sentence; it is a
irrit 01 right;" the property of the ac
cused, of the condemned, which the Su
preme Judges in this State have not tLe
power or right to interere tcith. This
being the case, it is a pitiable spectacle
to see a portion of our Nebraska press
airing its ignorance after this manner.
Very soon the old maxim that every
man is supposed to know the law.
will be amended to read "every inan,ex-
ceptiug the newspaper mau.is presumed
to know the law ;"however,the Telegraph
;roes one better and advertises the false
hood to the world that "Nebraska is a
paradise for murderers." This is not
true and statistics will condemn it and
refute it every time. The Herald was
one of the very first papers in the state
to condemn the outrageous proceedings
of the Hasting mob and here predicts
that when the men who were the leaders
ot that outrageous proceedings come to
stand in the dock to answer for their dis
regard of the laws of the laud, as his
tory, repeating itscif, has time aad
again demonstrated; such men are liable
to do; they will then fullv understand
and appreciate the grand policy of the
aw which guarantees to every citizen a
full, fair and importial hearing before
he can be deprived of cither property
or lite. those gentleman wh make
wholesale charges against our judiciary
had better came right into court and
point out instances when the court has
erred in its iuternertation and aDDlica- !
tiou of the law. If the , errors
n the Olive case were made by the
supreme judges, or l-y the learned Gas-
in (?) let us hare a little light on this
subject call in the ex-attorney gsntral
aud several of the managers of the
prosecution In the Olive case, and let
the people know who is to Maine. The
supreme court of Nebraska arc ready
for the calcium light of these gentlemen
who have been playing the demagogue
before the people in the matter of the
trial of Olive; let them step to the f rout,
now that Nebraska is a "paradise for
murderers' i account of the decisions
of the supreme court, and show the
people wherein that court has not prwp
csly and rightfully interpeteci and ad
ministered the laws of Nebraska.
We are iu receipt of numerous inquir
ies in regard to the sale of lauds known
as the Otoe reservation.aud in reply must
say that in our opinion the lauds will
not come into market so long as there is
a chance for a lot of old political suck
ers to make a few dollars as appraisers,
etc. That these lands might have been
in the market one year ago or more, no
nc doubts, and such would have been
the case had the lands belonged to some
private individual. As it is the lauds
are laying there doing no one any good
and by the time they come into market,
"it they ever do! ' The expense of car
rying out Commissioner Price's red tape
plan, will take about nil they hriut?.
The following is a Httmple of tlm tel
egrams that have been !-eut out by Com
missioner Price for about mice a month
during the past year or two, and will
frobab!y continue during his natural
if'o They are stereotyped, and the
only change necessary is the date at
which the lands are expected to come
into tho market. Nebraska editors can
send to C. H. VauWyck for this stereo
type. This is it:
Okkice Indiax Affairs,
April, 1888. (
Respectfully returned with the
information that the lands referred to
(i. e. "Otoe reserve") will not probably
be open to settlement and sale before
June 15 next, and the sale will be con
ducted under the direction of the com
missioner of the general land office.
The local land office at Beatrice
Nebraska, will probably be instructed
to give public notice of the sale.
H. Price, Commissioner.
John FitzobbAlX), a. W. McLauhliit
OF PLATTSHOUTH, KKBRASKA.
Ofleisthe very best ffacillties for the prompt
transaction ot legitimate
Stocks, Bonds, Gold. Government and Local
securities Hougiit and Hold, Deposits receiv
ed aud interest allowed on time Certifi
cates, Draft drawn, available lu any
part of the United titatsa and ail
the principal towns ot
CllectioM made & promptly remitted,
Highest market prices paid for. Count War
rasts. State at.d County Bonds.
John K. ClarK.
A. K. ToHzalin.
it. O. OnKhlna.
Geo. M. Dove, F,
A. W. McLaughlin.
WBSPINQ WATER, - NMB.
E. L. REED, President.
B. A. GIBSON, Vice-rresident.a
R. S. WILKINSON. Cashier.
A Geienl Mt&z Bssnesg Trusacted.
Beeived. aud laterent allowed a fme Certi
Drawn available la an part of the United
StatM and all the priaolpal cities of Europe.
Agents for the eelebrmUd
Wmi Line .of Steamers.
L C, St. J., s C B. R.
Safest. Best ani Host Reliable
LINE IN THE WEST.
Magnificent Dining Cara,
Elegant Day Coachee,
Pullman Palace Sleeping Oars.
2 St Louis Trains Daily,
2 Omaha Trains Daily,"
2 Kansas City Trains Daily
2 Ate cison Trains Daily,
Two Trains for
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Sioux City,
Aud all piuta In aorthwMt. with
Pullman Sleeping Cars,
Between Kansas City and St. Paul
All trains run tlme.coDnectlng for all iln!a
East. West, North & South.
TlckeU fr sals at all r ovular ticket offloM,
Information retrardlnr rata, tlma. at. ehear-
fully given by addiesalug
. J, W DABNiRD,
A. C. Daw as, oaa'l Bnpt,
Tie Favorite Li
Daily Express Trains for Omaha, Chtca-
Kannaa vny. i. ixun, ana an pc
rhrouvh cars via Peoria to Indit
Kleaant Pullman Palate Cars aud
lay coaches on all through trains, aud
Dining ears east ef Missouri Kiver.
Through Ticket at the Lowest Rates are on sale at all the Important stations, and
nffgaae will be checked to destination. Any Information as to rates, routaa or tlma ta
bles will ba cheerfully f urnished upon application to any agent, or to 1
P. KUST1S. General Ticket Agent, Omaha, Neb. I
MACKEREL, LABRADOREtHERRING, TROUT, WILD WAVE
COD FIS1I, '
We kave a fine stock of
CMOWE FAMILY QBQCEBIES,
Fancy rands of
MINNESOTA, KANSAS AND MISSOURI FLOUR.
I have In sto :-ilkie line of
Queensware, Glassware, Lamps.
e. AU onr t;oods are new and fresh.
Will ExcliaMe lor Country Produce. Linseed Oil Meal Always on Hani
iS'ext door to Court House, Plattsmouth, Neb,
ndAo2wB Mm Bi MURPHY & CO.
' i i r
GOING BAST AND WEST.
Eleraat Day Coaebea. Parlor Dara. with Kwllii.
Bof Chairs (aaata free). Smoking Cara. with R-
the tarnone C. B. A Q. Dining Cars run daily to and
from Chicago Jt Kanaaa City, Chicago & Council
BlnffS, Chicago A Dee Moines. Chicago, St. Jo
seph. Atchiaoa ft Topeka. Only through line be-
eea Cbieago, Iaacoln ft Denver. Through cars
tueesi Indiananolia ft Oouacil Bluffs via Pnori
AB eoaaeetjona made in Union Depota. It is
jkaowa a She great THROUGH CAR LINK. I
! Fin t Kqulppad Railroad In the
If. J. IOTIB
. TOfwi, ad Ylce-Pree't and Oen'l Manager.
No old stock to wrk off.
FLOUR. FEED AND PROVISIONS.
The Very Highest Market Price paid for Country Produc e
At Wholesal eand Ketail. Cash
paid for all kinds of country
produce. Call andsce me.
Opposite First National IBank.
s. if. DATDiaJEaicjrrsn.
Dally Exprcts Trains for DQVr. co.
net-tint; In I'nlon Depot for all points 1
Colorado. I' tali. California, and the entl '
Went, the advent of tliU lint elves tba tr !
eUr a New Koute to the Went, with cb-'
ry and advantages unequaled elnwhere.
Aao a choice lot of
FOR SALE BY
Sale by J. S. Oi'ie.
4t Qulncy Railroad.)
GOIHC ROITH AMD SOUTH
Solid Trains of Elegant Day Coaches aad PuH
man Palace Sleeping Cars are run daily to andJ
rrom til. Loula, via lianaibal, Oulmcr. Keokuk,
Burlington. Cedar Rapids and Albert Lea to St.
Paul aad Mill neanolU: Parlor Carm with MAolintnsJ
Chain to and from 8t. Louis and Peoria and to
and rrom St. Louis and Ottumwa. Only one
change or cara between St. Louie and Dasj
Moinea. Iowa. Lincoln, Nebraska, aad Deaver.
It is universally admitted to be the
World for all Claasas of Travel.
PERCEVAL LOWELL, Ctea. Pasa. Ag't. Chicago
The latest patterns cf
CALL AT TIIE
I. i. WATERM k SOU
Wholesale. and UetafJ Dealer la
PINE LUMBER ;
Pearl a tttreet. lotjrear.oftOpera Moose.
PLATTSMOUTII, - NKBRA8KA
(Hsseesssr to Mtrelskt A Mllle-v.)
M ANUrACTBKEJI HT
FINE S HBATT HARNESS.
A large line of
Saddles Bridles, Collars, Whip., k.
always in stoefc.
Repairing of all kinda neatly done in
Main Street, bety eea Fearth aad ruth,
O. M. STKKIQHT. Business Manager.
Cmas.Himmojts. Mechanical Manager. 7tf
Will BUY and SELL all kinds of
Will adTance money on all
on luwer Main street.
Oppotite The Old Duke Building.
Plattsmouth, Feb. 1st, 1888 46tf.
BAFT, FLEISCHMAH k CO.
The best yeast in use, receired fresh
every TUESDAY and FRIDAY
mornings. Trade supplied by
BEXXETT & LE WIS AgUe.
Tbe PliATTSMOUTH HERALD
In Every Department.
Pi AT ."Bn
Our Stock, of
And materials is large and
OIRIDlKiIRS -B"X" TJ"
a rixu MS OF
MEERSCHAUM AID DRUB FIPD
OF OIK KIT iavTATIVa
A Challenge 5c Cigar,
Sft tally ade for 01. retail Utli Jf. sf
Pepperberg's Cigar Factory.
W 3 "lis
Plattsmouth, - Nob.
O. A. WRIOLOY Ct CCO
dbot m nin UAnmrr.
Made ONZTot VerpUbb CO
and JParo Beet TaJlw.
To iadnoe hoaeekeepers to gtre fkls I
a trial. WITH KAON BAN
WE GITE A FINE
This offer is roada for a short ttaia oairy
aad should be taken advaataxe ot att OJTCXk
WoWASBANT this floaa to de nsrJ aSV
Ine yfl'-h sreater eaae than aar eoaas Sa fas
market. It has no EQUAL tor sjb Takassel
sad cold water. .
YOUR 6BCCE9 US tt.
etaofatiirra f 9tm
aaal Tollat Ooaaa.
PUBLISHING COMI'ANr sOO
complete 1a every depart neat.
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