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PL.ATTSMOUTH, NEBKASKA, SATUKDAY EVENING, SEPTEMI5EU 31, 1887.
CFI'Y OFFICII tS.
Couneilmeu, 1st ward.
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Olerk ot JiieiiiL-1 Court,
SSir.tt. of I'ul) School,
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rrKiTri.)i(;ic no. hi. a. o. u. w. mITTs
every sil'ernat'- Friday eveninir at K. of I,
hall. Transient brother are respeetf ully in
vited to attend, r. K. White, Master Workman ;
;. A. 'atte. Ftipviian ; K. J. .Morgan, O vernier ;
J. K. Morris, Ueeonler.
IASH CVMI' NO.:C2. MOIMCKN WOiiDMKN
if America Meets ii'!inul au.l fourth Mon
ti ay evening at K. of 1". hall. All IrmiMeiit
brother. are reqttv .st'il to meet with u. I.. A.
ewciiitr. Ve:ieiMlle C.oisul ; W.e!, W'illelts,
Worthy Adviser ; 1", M'rsos, Kx-Ilanker ; J. K.
TL.TTSVOUTH I.OIHiK N'. 8, A.O. IJ. W.
-- Meet evry alieinale Kiiday evening at
Jtockwood ball iit s n'elocK. All transient lnv til
ers are respeetfully inviteil attend. - A.
lntsclie, M. V. ; . C, ire. ii, Koremaii : S. C
Wlble. Kecorder; S. A. Newcomer. ver rT.
FilcCONIrliE POST 45 G. A. R-
Ram. M.Ciiai'.m an f'oaiiuauuer,
C. S. Twiss Senior V ice
a. liATKs Junior "
John W. Woohs Adjutant.
AtUJLTST Taktsi.ii !. M.
Ijkn.i. Ukmim.k, t-iiieerof the Day.
John C.'otctticAN " " Uuavd
. V. Hoi.i.owav Serj;t Major.
It. It. UviNcsroN l'ost Surgeon
Al i'HA WkIoiit l'st Chaplain
Kenular meet Iiil'S, 2nd and 4tli Thursday t
each month at Tost Headquarters in Uock
latcbiis, Clocks, Jewelry
SsecialAttent.011 aiTeaTOcli Repairing
Library - Lamps
Blips IsiosaM Patterns
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SMITH & BLACK'S.
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DEALER IN THE
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
Flor de Pepperbergo'Sand 'Buds
FULL LINK OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
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Latest by Telegraph,
IIOHUOWED AND BTOI.IiN.
KILLED IN THE STEET.
A Prominent Resident of Leaven
worth Murdered by Negroes.
Leavknwokth, Kan., Sept. 23. Henry
Ilichter, a well-known German citizen,
while pulsing the corner of Delaware
.street and Broadway last evening about
7 o'clock, was attacked ly two colored
roughs who attempted to rob him. He
resisted, and the two men seized him.
and, forcing hiui to his knees, pulled
his head back, and one of them with a
razor deliberately cut his throat, causing
almost instant death. The deed was
done under the full glare of an electric
light, and, although some passersby at
tempted to capture the two murderers,
they made good their escape and have
not yet been secured.
A WHOLE TOWN BURNED-
Cravenhurst.Ont., Completely Wip
ed Out of Existence.
GitAVENiiuitsT, Ont., Sept. 2'.i. A ter
rible fire broke out here late last evening
which bids fair to wipe the town out of
existence. All efforts to cheek or subdue
the names have proved unavailing owing
to tha inflamablc nature of the builings.
The Orilla fire brigade is on the way to
our assistance. The excitement has br
teirilu1, and it is impossible to aseer: . .
how the tire originated. The loss will
The lire ... : :.. : .v.- f -:nd-
ery, at the north end of town, and, aided
by a strong north wind, the north side
of Main street was soon completely swept.
Every bus'ness house in town was de
stroyed. The loss will exceed $150,000.
The insurance is unknow n, but it is small.
There are no provisions in town.
Forty-five places of business and thirty-eight
dwellings were destroyed and
fully fifty families are without food and
shelter. Supplies of food were received
to-day from outside places, but there was
not sufficient to go round. Assistance is
greatly needed, and relief and shelter
committees have been organized. The
loss is now placed at $200,000, with a
Lucy Locked Up.!
Chicago, Sept. 23. The radical anar
chists have had a good subject to dis
course on this evening the arrest and
imprisonment of Mrs. Lucy Parsons for
peddling on the open streets copies of
her husband's "appeal" printed in pam
phlet form. The arrest was made be
cause the distribution wns contrary to a
city ordinance, which applies to any kind
of circulats. The patrolman who made
the arrest told her to cense distributing
the pamphlets and he would not molest
her. She refused this offer. When
taken to the armory the sergeant in
charge offered to release her if she
would desist from further violation of
the ordinance. She again refused and
remained in custody until nearly G o'clock
when the editor of the Arbeiter Zeitung
made a money deposit and secured her
release. The radicals to-night are de
nouncing the arrest as another act of
brutality on the part- of the police or
"capitalistic tools." as they style them.
Mrs. Parsons is classed as the "female
Earthquake in Cuba.
Havana, Sept. 23. A most severe
shock of earthquake was felt at Santiago,
Cuba, Sunday. Two persons were in
jured and some houses wero damaged.
Shocks were also felt in Guantamno,
Manzanillo and Kingston, Jamkea.
A Pig-Tail Blow-Out-
San Francisco, Sept. 23. The Chinese
residents of the city had a remarkable
parade to-day in honor of the great idol
known as "Tan Wrong." recently broulrht
from China. The parade was of oriental
magnificance. One of the features of the
parade besides Tan Wong was a huge
dragon, 17-ji feet long, and the most gor
geous ever seen in America.
Horrible Wife Murder.
Pittstjl-kg, Pa., Sept. 23. Thomas Mc
Kennan, a laboring man, sixty-seven
years of age, brutally murdered his
wife this morning at their home in Kees
port. Pa. She was sleeping nt the time
He first struck her on the head with an
ax and then buried a knife in her heart.
After his arrest he said he had been con
templating the deed for years, but had
refrained until his children had reached
the age when they could rare for them
selves. He claims that she wis unfaith
ful to him.
THE TEXAS CYCLONE.
Damage Done Far in Excess of a
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 23. The tel
egraph several days ago gave notice of
a hurricane southwest of Havana and
moviny this way, and for two or three
days the weather indications showed the
approach of a storm. Though the barom
eter and tide in the Gulf usually gives
warning of the coming of bad weather,
this storm gave no notice of its immedi
ate approach. At 0 o'clock Tuesday
evening the norther, that had been blow
ing for several days, increased its Jierce
ness with heavy gusts of rain and in a
short time the hurricane was on the town
in full force, the wind reaching, in the
Light of the storm, a velocity of seventy
eight miles an hour. All night long it
continued, the howling being mingled
now and then with the crash of a falling
house, the rending sound of falling tiees,
and the rattling of fences as they went
over, or the shouts of those deserting
their crumbling residences or imploring.
Morning dawned on a scene of desola
tion. Water filled the streets, through
which a roaring north wind drove the
rain like great . volleys of small shot.
Fallen trees, ruins of houses and pros
trate fences all half submerged in water
rendered passage difficult and, at times
dangerous. At 2:30 p. m. the wind
lulled and there was almost a dead
The damage in the country and the
t-.-.-o cities is incalcuablc. Countless
head of cattle and sheep have been
lost and crops of cotton, corn and su
garcane completely prostrated and
destroyed. One rancher on a small
place counts his loss in cotton alone at
20,000, and many others are equally
heavy loosers. The total of losses will
be far beyond $1,000,000.
In Brownville the chief sufferers were
among the poor. Between sixty and
eighty "jacals," or the cheaper class of
dwellings were blown down and fully
300 partially unroffed and rendered un
inhabitable. The telegraph wire from
Point Isabel is down, and it is not known
how things are there. There is great
suffering among the poor, many of
whom are without resources. The river
is again ycry high and overflowing its
In Matamoras the narrow streets dur
ing the etorm were seas of water from an
ankle to nearly a hip deep. Even in the
more central parts of the town the streets
are all encumbered with debris. In the
city about a dozen houses of the better
class and fully 150 or 200 jacals were
prostrated, while from 400 to 500 were
unroofed or shattered. Public build
ings and stores and the better class of
dwellings leaked like sieves and are all
The unfortunate lagoon district south
of Plaza del Capilla is again inundated.
A large portion of the houses have fall
en. The water was knee to waist deep.
From 12 o'clock Tuesday night to noon
yesterday the police, military and many
citizens were engaged in saving the
inhabitants and their effects. The
suffering in town and in the country is
AN AGED MURDERER.
He Confesses the Crime of Slaugt
erincHis Two Grandchildren.
LEBANon, Pa., Sept. 23. William
Showers, the old man arrested severl
weeks ago charged with the killing of
his two young grandchildren, made a
confession of his crime this morning and
implicated his housekeeper, Elizabeth
Sergent, who, he says, held the light in
the bedroom while he committed the
deed. Showers was arraigned in
court this morning and plead guilty.
A Lost Schooner.
CnEUOYGAN, Mich., Sept. 23. The
propeller Messenger sighted the schooner
Orkney Lass in distress last evening near
Spectacle Beef, drifting down Lake Hu
ron. The Messenger offered to toe her
into port for $100, but the captain of
the vessel would not pay it. Her main
masts were gone near;the deck and she
lay on her side by the shifting of her
immense cargo of cedar, and was drag
ging both anchors. Nothing has been
heard of her since. The wind blew a
gale from the northwest all night.
Doings of the Odd Fellows.
Denver, Sept. 23. In the Soveriegn
Grand Lodge, L O. O. F., to-day, several
communications regarding the place of
holding the next annual meeting were
read, and after a spirited contest a reso
lution was adapted to hold the session at
Los Angelea, Cal.
Many Lives Lost by Floods.
Cario. Sept. 23. It is reported that
beyond Wady Haifa hundreds of lives
have been lost in the floods caused by
the rising of the Nile.
The Interesting Serlos of FolaotiA Known
M Ptomaines What They Are, Hour
They Originate Probability That They
Frequently Cause Death.
Among the Investigations and discover
ies of modern science there Is perhaps no
subject of more interest or far reaching
importance, in a general as well ns in a
medico-legal sense, than that of ptomaines,
or that series of newly discovered poisons
cadaveric alkaloids which are evolved
from the decomposition of animal tissue.
Francesci Selrai, of Boulogne, in lb&K)
who was perhaps the first to discover, or
at least to publish au intelligent account
of these poisons applied to them tho term
"ptomaine," a3 indicating that they
were of cadaveric origin, i. e.,
arising from tho decomposition or
putrescence of animal tissues. More re
cent investigations, however, seem to
prove that they may also be developed as
n result of normal tissue change in the
living animal, or even from the dejecta or
excretions of tho living organism. The
attention of the studious public has been
in the past few years attracted to this
subject with justifiable curiosity and in
terest. The reason for this is that the
ptomaines, at the same time that they nro
htieh deadly poisons, are naturally devel
oped in the cadaver or tic-ad body, or in
any dead tissue in about forty-eight Loura
after death, and further, that upon analy
sis tht-y givo the fame reactions as do the
most powerful alkalokhd vegetal poisons.
Sinco these facta became known they
have been eagerly seized upon and used
effectively by clever lawyers in the de
fenso of their clients in murder trials both
in this country and England.
It is imxKttisihle by any known chemical
processes to definitely determine these
ptomaine poisons in medico-legal cases of
poisoning, for instance, as they give, as
before stated, the same reactions of tests
as are given by tho principal anil most
powerful vegetal alkaloids. One can
readily imagine u case in point that might
arise at any time as a test medico-legal
case of murder or suspected mureler by
poisoning and in which might be involved
the guilt or innocense, the life or death of
the accused. For if after forty-eight
hours or thereabouts subsequent to death
we are able to evolve from the tissues or
organs of the corpse a poison that will
answer to all the iests of the main vegetal
alkaloids, and which has been evolved in
the tissues of tho natural results of de
composition, we have surely lost our cri
terion and the tests are of no avail. Con
versely, it is patent to every one what a
wide field this leaves open for the hideous
work of the criminal poisoner, and the al
most certainty of his escape from justica
The cheiuical characteristics of these
ptomaines so far known are that they
occur generally amorphous in form and
alkaline in reaction, they are unstable and
volatile or easily alterable; that they form
crystalline salts with acids. When ex
posed to the air and allowed to oxytlize
from the basic form they emit very dis
agreeable cadaverous or putrescent odors
but in their combination with acids form
ing salts their odors are generally changed,
resembling that of the orange, violet and
Upon the exhibition of a poisonous dose
generally injected under the skin the fol
lowing toxic symptoms rapidly ensue:
Dilation of the pupils, muscular relaxa
tion and flaccidity, with loss of muscular
contractility and cutaneous sensibility,
disturbance of the heart's action, paralysis
of tho hinder or lower extremities and
convulsions. They possess much tho same
poisonous action as muscarin and atropin.
They all have a strong power of reducing
potash ferrocyanide and answer to the
same color tests as do the vegetable alka
loids, such as morphia, atropia, hyoscya
mine, aconitine digitaline, etc.
Thcee poisons are found tinder the fol
First. As constituents of normal Juices
or tissues, they occur In human and ani
mal saliva, In snake poison, which differs
from human saliva only in the intensity
of its strength and action, and in normal
as well as abnormal urine. Several of tin
ptomaines have been obtained from thesa
three sources by different chemists, par
ticularly Gautier, of France.
Second. They occur in constituents of
the urine of patients suffering from pro
gressive paralysis, interstitial pneumonia,
abdominal typhus fever, in tetanus or
lockjaw and in miliary fever, as proven by
recent observations of Selmi.
Third. They are developed largely in
bodies or dead organic matter a3 a product
of decomposition. These facts have been
abundantly corroborated by different ob
servers. The symptoms of irritation of stomach
and bowels, after reaching a toxic charac
ter, resulting from the ingestion of bad
foods and meats, sausages, stale fish,
cream puffs and the Mke, are doubtless
due to the generation of these poisons In.
the favorable conditions for their develop
ment found in the alimentary canal. The
ptomaine alkaloid called tyrotoxicon,
found in stale cream puffs, which has in
a number of cases in this city caused very
alarming symptoms and death, is devel
oped from the decomposition of the casein
of the cream or milk or butter used in
making the cream puff, and these doubt
less coming in their turn from swill fed
These investigations have opened up a
field for scientific research that cannot fail
to have a marked effect upon the general
health of every civilized corumunity. It
requires no great amount ot perspicacity
to observe that our high figure of mortal
ity, particularly among the children, la
the summer months may be, and undoubt
edly is, due to the development of one or
more of this series of ptomaine poisons in
the prepared foods and the milk supplied
to bottle fed infants, which may have come
from diseased and swill fed animals; to
Bay nothing of the thousand and one
sources of similar poisoning by stale or so
called prepared or potted meats, fish,
game, cheese, sausages and the like, and
in the pastries of the character of cream
puffs, etc., that endanger the . life of an
adult. Philadelphia Times.
100 Dozen Fine Merino
We Announce Without Further Notice a
Commencing TO-DAY, JULY
-AS THIS IS
without reserve,' it will be to the
ot Cass County to
Having in view the interests
multitude to share the benefits or
consideration sell to other dealers
unaer mis clearance sale.
DO MOT DELAY !
AVe so to New York soon to make our Fall Purchases,
and we kindly request all of our friends indebted to us to
call as early as possible and adjust their accounts.
SOLOMON & NATHAN.
White Frnt Dry Goods House.
1 Main Street, . .
12th, and continuing until
individual interests of all citizens
take advantage of the
ot our customers, and to enable the
this great sale, we will under no
wholesale lots of L'oods embraced
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