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PLATTSMOUTII, NEK U A SKA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1833.
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Hand..lt to Your Neighbors.
We have jnt opened an iuniicnso stock of
CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES
In fact, Mich nil
-sortment us li:ts
show :i full and comylete assortment of tlie newest
You can suit youioelf in regard to prices and
quality with the greatest ease.
That, as we buy in large quantities direct from
2TSW YOHK MA.ITTJS'.CTUIIEH.S,
together with live other branch stores, we are enabled te sell
than our competitors. Call on us and satisfy yourselves that we
do as we advertise.
eefi Pork. Mutton and Vea
Hnrrestiora to A. ii. IIATT.
HEA.XJQ.TT-A-H'X'TiJieS FOE, CHOICE
Sugar-Cured Hams, Bacon, Salt bleats of all kinds, Lard Bologna,
and all other articles kept in a tirst-class meat market.
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL..
The Highest Market Price Paid tor Hides Wool, Pelts,
Fresh Lake Trout and White Fish Every Thursday
THE DAYLIGHT STORE!
Full Line General Merchandise.
Largest Stock and Lowest Prices.
Call and Satisfy Yourself
JOSEPH V WECKBACHS.
No old stock to work off.
FLOUR AND TKOVISIONS.
PAID FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
DREW BUILDING, PLATTSMOUTH.
w ii mi r im
UUUIni U UaUUD
OPERA HOUSE CLOTHIERS.
We have secured the SOLE AGENCY
J. W. Maktius
The latest patterns cf
TIIE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
ri jM.i-iir.ii UAii.y and wkkkly
v - -
Tiie Plaltsmostli Heralo PalslisMns Co.
IAI I.Y, delivered by carrier to any i ai t of the
I'er Mi. nth.
WEEKLY, by mall.
Jut! it'iy nix month
I ne c.-py o.e year
K uKt i 1 a; t..; Post Oflior.
nii eliiNH matter.
.i m i
CiiK'aoo U Imiipy- after au absence
of some twi-ntj years 1 hat. old fash
ioned -uy Id to iiHVu a Statu Fair.
The other day. wheu in attendance
uron the repuMicau convention nt
Weeping Water, we were pained to
learu c-f tho very serious illness of our
old fellow citizen Mr. W. II. J I ceil,
father of Hon. E. L, Keed, of Weeping
Water. Mr. Iteetl came to Nebraska
many years ago, and was one of the
early settlers of Caaa Co.; lie is now in
hi3 seventy-fourth year, und has been
in failing health during the summer.
Dr. Livingston was summoned to visit
him a few roomings since, but whs un
able to leave some critical cases he h id
upon his hands at the time.
The IIehald sincerely hopcx to
learu that father Keed is better, and
that his recovery is among the things
to be reasonably hoped for.
The Herald notices that the au
thorities of Nebraska city have submit
ted a propes ition to lutd the floating
indebtedness of that city in the amount
ol $30,00 0 ; v. Inch will be voted upon
by the electors of our neighbor at an
early day. The proposition is to vote
funding bonds running twenty years
with a low rate of interest; this is right
and shows the authorities of Nebraska
Cnj are awake to the importance of
placing the affairs of that city in good
shape for the future.
The Herald has upon many occa
bions suggested to aud urged upon, the
authorities of Plattsmouth to take
similar eteps in regard to our floating
indebtedness, and we understand a
committee of our council are now in
New York city making arrangements
Tor the adjustment of our High School
indebtedness, anil that very favorable
terms have been offered tho city by the
holders of those securities, for a com
promise of the indebtedness and iasue
ot new bonds to take the place of those
As the indebtedness of Plattsmouth
city is Blight, outside of these bonds,
such au adju3tmeut will most assured
ly be of great advantage to our city.
ANDERSON VI LLE SECRETS.
To the Editor of The Inter Ocean.
Ottawa, . 111., Sept. 20.- It is with
nousiderable feeling that I read the let
ter of D. M. Richardson iu The Sunday
Inter Ocean of the 16th inst., regarding
the Providence or miracle spring of
Andersouville Prison and the "Martyr,
Captaiu Wiiz " As an Andersouville
survivor I feel that it would be gross
injustice to let such a letter go on re
cord without a prompt protest being
I remember well the night of the 18th
day of August, 18G4, when, with fifteen
others of my companions, we tried to
shield ourselves from the urrib.e etorm
with a single ruboer poncho stuck up
od sticks 1 icmember when the storm
came bow Archie Cam bell, of my com
pany, C, ot the fourteenth Illinois Cav
alrv. tried to cheer us tip with the
songs which had made him popular as
the first clown in old John Robinson's
circus in years passed. McEiory in
quoting his song. "Old Uncle Ned,"
makes the error of crediting him to a
New York Regiment. When the night
came Aichie's songs were hushed, and,
chilled to the bone, suffering only as
those who who were there can know,
we awaited the coming of the dawn of
day to stretch our benumbed limbs.
"When it came and we commenced to
move about, I vividly recollect how
clean and white looked the morning
sacrifice of dead.
My attention wa3 early called to the
stream of water passiog through tha
stockade and finding its way along the
stockade and the dead hu.. Realizing
its value, the prisoners bad gatheied
round nar the dead line, while the re
bel guards with cocked muskets stood
watching them, iirst. 1 think a ditch
was dug to send the stream under the
dead line. Shortly after rough troughs
were made and it was conducted over
the dead line. There was no tank or
ba'rel placed at the end, but the priso
ners caught the precious fluid as it
flowed from the end of the trough.
Soon the crowd grew so great 'hat our
men placed some policpni' n on duty
there, who ccmpelled the ' prisoners to
fail in line aud await their turn. The
flow Beemed to me to be equsl to about
ntty gallons a minute cat the watr
was pure and cool. As we stood and
talked of the new wonder I remember
a prisoner adevcutmau after taking
h deep draught, said, -It is the gift of
God, and that is the view generallv
taken by prisoners to this day. Wheth
er the earth was rent and thn water
came forth, or whether the fountain
sprang spontaneously from the hillside
is something the prisoners in the stock
ade could not decide: It is merely a
technical question, and on this point
Ittcfcwdeoo may be right. Wtreo. Mo-
I st'H win. .le the rock ai:t the water gU3h
I eil with, his people, tso far 3 we read.
did iit stop to inquire whether Mows
i had slipped 'into a living water course
1 or not. The miracle consisted in the
leliefof the great tnii-ry and thft im
mediate answer to their pravers. The
water came bubMiug through the siock
:tde under our very eyes, then, on the
pt iiuiph; that. 'Jod helps those who
help Hiemselve?." we begged the rebels
lor permission to run tbe water over
the dead line. Whether it was liich
anlsou's influence which secured that
permission 1 am unable to say. There
was a general clamor and demand that
it be done, and Kichardson certainly
was solid" with rebel administration
of the pi i-on. The miraculous nature
of the spring is certainly enhanced by
the fad that no human beiug knew of
that concealed water course until the
birth of -th Piovidence spring,"
which since lhe.-ie nin?te.u years has
continued t" il w.
NOW FOR Til IS MAKTYK V.1IU.
While it may have been that Wiiz
was the friend of llichardson, we do
not thing he was a martyr unless all
men justly huug are martyrs. The
fact tiiat Wirz allowed Kiehardson,
alias "Curly Dick." not only to live
well but a chance to get rich in a placa
where his comrades were dying at the
rale of one every fifteen minutes, may
have prejudiced Mr. lt. in favor of
Wirz. The fact that Wirz took him
into partnership may have influenced
his judgmeut of the man who was hung.
It ceriaii.ly would jo pretty mean for
a man to go back on one who would
set him up in business whera he could
hang out a price list like this: Flour,
?1 per pound: peas, 21 cents per pint;
molasses, 81.30 per pint; salt, $1 per
pint; soda $3 per pound; Irish potatoes,
t1.5o per dozen; tea, :J0 cents a draw
ing; soap, -$1 per bat ; apples, 60 cents
atnece; onions, $1 ; pepper, 25 cents a
Some of the boys used to think it a
pretty mean thing for a Yankee to be a
party to such t robbery. Such an in
tense spirit of speculation has rarely
been seen as can be discerned in the
above list. Potatoes aud onions came
very high. The reason was that they
were a suie cure for scurvy, front which
many prisoners were dying.
Now, as to Capt.-tin Wirz direct re
sponsibility as commander of the inte
rior of the prison, we have this to bay:
lie uiignt have allowed us "tc go iu
squadb to the great pine w oods about us
to get wood and pine boughs from
which we couid have made compara
tively good shelter. He could have had
the rebel cook house moved tsom above
the prison, on the only stream that
supplied us with water. He could
tieen that the corn bread was cooked
through. He could have clucked the
rebel guards and prevented their shoot
ing Yanks for fun.
The testimony of the rebel susgeon
examined in his trial was that he would
not allow them to take vegetables iuto
the hospital. He could have prevented
nrisonera beinif torn ly tue hounds.
When Richaidson say 6 that the charges
of cruelty against htm are false he
knows that he calls in question ti e
sworn testimony of lo0 Union prison
ers, which covers 2,000 pages of man u
It v i 1 tf.ke some one beside a suth r
partner ot the late Wirz to pull the
wool over the eyes of the Andersou
E. A. Xattingkr.
Late private Compauy C Fourteenth
Illinois Cavalry, and detachment No.
82, Andersouville Prison.
Kentlaud, lud., Sept. 17. I was as-toni.-.hed
at the anicle in last Sunday's
issue by one I. M Richardson. Not
surprised at his aefense of the infernal
scoundrel, Wiiz, so much as his descrip
tions of the origin of Providence Spring
in Andersouville prison. His statement
that that spring was the result of hea
W rains iu August, 1864, washing a
gully in the hillside between the dead
line and stockade is absolutely false, lt
is equally false that Wirz or any one
else built a reservoir at the mouth of
the spring. It is equally lale that
Wirz laid mains to the mouth ot the
spring, Or in any way had aught to do
1 was a prisoner in Andersonville
from April 4, 1864, to Sept. 4, 1S64, and
know that Richardson's story about
Wirz an d the spring are made out of
The heavy rains he speaks of were in
June, lc64." It begau raining on the
1st day of Juue aud rained more or leas
every day up to the 21st day of June,
when the stockade at the west ide was
washed down. U occurred in the af
ternoon. I was quartered clo-e to that
spot and know wuereot I speak, He is
again mistaken wheu he says that the
rebels tired shtlls over the camp when
the water washed down the stockade.
They did not tire a shot, not a single
shot. But they did tend a lot of in
fantry on that side of the camp out
side and the rebel batteries were
shotted and their whole guard was un
der arms, but not a single ebot was
Now to return to the subject of the
spring, me rains ata not at any nine
wash a sully in the side ot tue nui.
There was uever a gully made or washed
in that side of that hill The hill had
been dotted with pine and scrub oak,
and it had never been cut off, and aside
from this, that hill where the spring
was located was in a state of nature
between the dead IL.eand the stockade.
The tact is that for some distance up
the hill the ground was damp and
marshy like, there being a heap of wat
er along it for some distance. After it
burst oui.. as it did burst out without
human help or aid the prisoners made
a board trough and ran up to the mouth
of the SDrinjr, unierthe dead line, and
down that trough into our buckets.
canteens, and tincups it poured its lim
tid waters, and thue was 'the" camp
furnished with tno blessed, cooling.
rtrniirht- I know these things-are so
for I was there, and many a time
wailed iay turn at thespout for half an
Richardson may defend "Wirz if he
thinks it be6t, but he shall not with my
consent, pervert the story of and facts
coocerulffg ttet spans- I la
either ignorantly or wilfully wrong.
Whether the spring came through the
intfci position of Providence or nt, it
did not comn by rainfalls or Wirzbut
IC wa a God-send to the perishing
thousands. R, A. Conoou.
The above communications to the In
ter Ocean from the peri of Andersonville
prisoncru'were called forth by a let'.r
written by one Richardson in Suudays
Inter Ocean of the lCih inst. This
man Richardson is a defender of Wirt
aud very properly calls down the j'ist
indiguation of the old soldiers upon
his head. The letters we publish will
be of interest to thoiio of our readers
who have experienced the cruelties of
tho Andersonville Pen."
Republican 8tate Convention.
The Republican electors of the State of Xe
braHka ar hereby called to aeud delegatr
from the ever.d counties t aet In htate
Convention at Lincoln, Wednesday. September
20. A. 1. 18S3. at 6 o'clock, p. in., foi thr pur
pose of placiug iu tioiiur.atlon candidate for
the following named unices, to-wit ; .
One Jostlceof the Supreme Court. '
Two lU'jieuts of the Uuivemity.
One UmverHity lleclit to till vacancy.
The -everal count ivii are entitled to re pre -seutatiou
iu the Staio Convention, as follows,
ba ed upon tho vole cat for K. 1. KokRcii for
Seer tary of State. Kiviug one delegate to each
one hum'.i'ed and llfiy (1 o) votes and one del
egate for the fraction of seveuty-flve (75) votes
or over ; also one delegate for each orgauled
Frau klin ..
. . . . 7
... 6 1 Knox
.2 . Nance
.8 I Nemeha
.r. i Otoe
1 i rawuee
Hed Willow ..4
. 'i i Sheeinau.
. . 5 ; Staiiton.
. 11 Sioux.
i I haver
. ii Washington
...7 Wayne.. ..
...5 i York 8
Jefferson 6 I Total..... 371
It Is recommended that no proxies be ad
mitted to the convention, except fcucli as are
held by person reMdinK iu the counties from
which the proxies are given.
;ko. Vf. b. noitsEY, Chairman.
S. B. Colsok. Secietarv.
ilO'.CSE SHOEING &
All Kinds of Farm uncleients MsnfierJ win
Neatness and Dispatch.
lorse, 31ule& Ox Shoeing
n short, we'll shoe anything that hap
four feet, from a Zebra t a Giraffe.
Come and see us.
n Filth St between Main an.1 Vin Street
jst across e corner from fh hf.w lil-.tiAO
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Of All D&tcriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
t all sizes, ready made and sold cheap tor cash
is now roitAiuivu;ia
With many ttaaks for past patronage.'
invite all to call and examine my '
LAKGE STOCK OF .
SI If. VtAKmiK AVIMWKISM
- -1 ?i 3 i Sai i i ?o Mil. V.
-? v x44; im
The Newest, The Uet. The rtt Complete tin J
Our Big Mew Stock
Came for ixirgain 1 f n ri t t-i-n in Kvt rv Dcjiartment.
IPriccs iiaat dPthcrs Will Sfot;
HPiSLJUlJK JQDrJT9 Meet.
Critical awl economical luyT.s
purchase you make of us this hea-xm
Our assortment is immense, awl it is
A Hard Crowd "We Cannot Please.
Ouu Low awl One Price System in
for our competitors, but ji frreat o)poi tunity lor you. "Wo have tJJT
far the Largest, Newest and JiEbT stock of Men.s'YonthsM3ov8 and
H50TS AMID SBIODES, -
ever shown "in Plattsmouth. Visitors "NVelcoine. No trouble to show
THE COSTJE-IEIRXOE CLOTHIEB,
Blake's New Building,
A FINE LOT OF
MACKEREL, LA BRA DO RE HERRING, TROUT, WILD WAVi
COD FISH, Aso a choice lot of
We have a fine 6 took of
&JXQH3E FAMILY GR 0 CURIES,
Fancy rands of
MINNESOTA, KANSAS AND MISSOURI FIOUE.
I have in etoc a flee line of
Queensware, Glassware, Lamps,
&c. All our good are ue lfi eh.
Will Eictage ior Country Produce. Linsecci Oil Meal Always on Hactf
Next door to Court Houee, Plattemouth, Neb,
iidma . M. B, MURPHY & CO.
Daily Exprrs Trains for Omcha. Chicago. JSgOaHy Exprn tra!n for Dcnrer connctite
Kansas City. Ht. Ixus. nnd all points Ehsi iu 4 nton Dcjmt for all points In Colorado. Ctaii,
Throch Can via Peoria to lnd anapoll. Ele- California and the eDtire Wet. The advent c'
pant Pullman Palace Cart and dy coahct 01 hi- lln- rIvm th traveler a ew lioute to ' '
all thifnb trains, and Uinln car cast of ia,- with scenery and advaDtaes upts4
sourt river elsewhere.
Throneh Tickets at the I-owest Rate aro on -aIe at all Die Important tat Ion, and bapv
wlW be checked dentinetion. Anv information a to ratee, routes or tlrce tables Mil U
cUerfulty tuxalafaei uioc ayjlkw4Uoo to ar.y ngnt or to
. ' . . . PrS EU5TI5CeuerilT:(et aittOmaJi, Jt. .
thin is u(Jre:it Opportunity' ffnrl
J 'lease Von. Jleiiicinber every
fehall he , - .
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Opposite City Hotel.
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