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THE DAILY HERALD, PLATTSMOITTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2C 1887,
Qrlje JplattsmoutI) Dotln (jcralir,
Publishers & Proprietors.
REPUBLICAN STATE CON VENT' N.
Call for the Meeting at Lincoln In
Tin; Ki'bubliPHii Hectors I the stale .ol Ne
braska are muKtil to scud deleyiites from
the everal counties, to meet In coiiveutiou at
the opera house, in the eityjof Lincoln, W:d
iienday, October 5, lx7,:itH o'clock p. hi., for
the purpoMo.of p.acliiif in Humiliation candi
dalen for .e a-ssoelate Justice of tho supreme
court, ami for two members of the board ot
regents of the Mate university, and to transact
such other busineHs as may be presented to the
The Kfveral couiitle are. entitled to n-presentation
as follows, being based iinon tiie
vote ca.-t for Hon. John M. Tliayer, Koverner,
In I!, giving one delicate to each new
county, one delegate-at-la-ye to e;u:)i county,
and one for each 150 votes and the major frac
tion thereof :
COU3TIKM. VOTKS. Cul'.M'IKS VOTES
.1 13 Jelf-Tsoii 1
.. 8 JoniiHon
. . t Kearney
2 Keya l aha
.. 7 Keitli
.. y Knox
.. 11 Lanca.-ter
. . H Lincoln
.. 3 Loup
. . lr Madison
Jllll.ft . . . .
Cedar ' '
Cheyenne 5 Jderuck
jjpiy 11 Nemaha
Co'lfax'..; !j Nu' koils ... .
Cuming .? 'H"e
Custer I Ir
Douglas 32 1 ticlian
Duwson 5 Ueu Willow...
llnn.lv 3 MoilX
KurniM 7 ':"i'
Franklin haunters 11
i.v...,ti..r ft hewanl 1-i
Harlan .. ..
20 Sheridan .r
3 Sherman 4
1 Stanton 3
3 Thayer !
2 Thomas 1
U Yalby ....
7 Wavne ft
3 Webster r
11 ork '-1
C Unorganized I'er'y 1
It is recommended that no proxies be admit ted
to the conventii n except such as are held
by persons residing In the counties from which
proxies are gi-.en.
Walt Kit M. Sf.ely, Secretary,
GEORUE W. Bl'itTiis, Chairman.
Had to Have It.
It seems that while the Pacific rail
Way commission w;is at San Francisco
investigating the Central Pacific com
pany, and demanding that its books
should be opened to the scrutiny of livul
corporations, it was borrowing money
from it to pay hotel bills and for extras.
Commissioner Littler admits the fact,
and states the sum borrowed at $4,000.
The explanation he makes is that he did
not know of any one under more obliga
tions to the government than the Central
Pacific railway company, and ns the
government had not provided the com
missioners with means, and they wore
dead broke, they were obliged to make
a raise somewhere. This is like asking a
man to furnish the rope to hang himself.
It was perhaps all right enough, but sup
posing the commission had been appoint
ed by a republican president, what a howl
the democratic press would make about
it! Oni'tha Hep.
The conviction and sentence' to impris
onment of William O'Brien under the
law called the c oercion act hns made a
hero of him. lie was charged with hav
ing used seditious lagnuage in a public
address, but he claimed that he only ad
vised the poor people of Mitchellstown
to manage to postpone settlement with
their landlord until such time as the law
would protect them.
It seems that there is not in existence
any correct report of his speech, and
that he was convicted on the testimony
of witnesses hardly competent to judge
of the real character of his speech. It is
certain that from an Irish standpoint he
is a true pariot, a friend to the people, a
bold and able editor, as well as eloquent
talker, and not an enemy to law. He is
in no sense an anarchist or disorderly
person, and yet there is but little doubt
but that he overstepped the bounds of
propriety and in some sense violated the
law, in his appeal to the people to do
that which he no doubt thought was to
their best interest.
Yet the court that found him guilty
is not to be condemned as it no doubt
decided according to the law and testi
mony. But his conviction and imprison
ment will no doubt result in the opposite
of what his prosecutors intended. In
stead of disgracing and humiliating
him, it will make him a hero amomg the
Irish patriots, create a sympathy for
hini in all countries where free speech is
considered a boon, and will result in
giving increased force to the popular
sentiment that demands relief tor poor,
The hanging of the seven anarchists
on the 11th of November next w ill mark
an important era in the history of crime
in our country. It cannot be expected
but that the immediate friends and asso
ciates of the condemned men will de
nounce the law and the state that makes
it as well a the court that jndges it and
the officers who execute it But that
there will be any great uprising of public
sentiment in their favor we are not pre
pared to biiievc. Of cour.e they will
h ive the sympathy of all thos'j who think
with them. Of Hint large class of athe
ists and inll lcls who vis!i to do away
with the divine rl"i-" Til the sweat of
thy face h!-:'!t .i eat I, read." and who,
to accomplish tint imjio s.-.iblo tliintr,
btand ready to transgress the command
"Thou shalt not k'.ll," provided that the
killing shall all be on the ':!: of those
they would destroy. I5ut tl..-v -liow their
inconsistency and their vow .w 1 ico, when
after having tuighl ivbellioii ;. :'iinst law
and after having appealed t the worst
passions of ;h ir ignorant followers and
aroused tin-i'- to aid i:i the d rnction of
human life iln-y rail au'aii" state that
retaliates and punishes by k.! "an eye
for an eye, a tooth for a I. .;! and life
for life," but tlio stern r. ; incut of
the law will no doubt n them tin
foolishness of their attenij: to over-turn
it and their wholesome fear of it will
keep them (piiet, and the coudeinued cul
prits will be executed the sn me as other
criminals. Nothing less than their exe
cution will satisfy the great musses of the
law abiding people of our country, and
of foreign eountrie- Xot that the blood
of these men is w.;:Km. nor any resent
ment or a feeling desir !.r revenge
exists in their IicuIl- or iui:n.K but be
cause in their execution they b el a secur
ity in llic-ir right to life ai.d property
which would surely jeopardized if
these criminals were allowed to go un
punished. A Failing F-rht.
Tht! democratic party in Iowa, in the
matter of temperance policy, is buttling
against tin- tide this ye;.". The school
house on the hill is lop is on top of
the hill vet. Thciv .- no reaction of pub
lic sentiment. The hope of the demo
cratic party in Iowa lias been for a reac
tion. From year to year it hits set its
sails and guided its rudder with a view
of catching the full force of the hoped
for ebb title of 1 uiperanee sentiment.
The ebb tide has uevu- . omc.
From th 3 year f 'lowing the amend
ment election, v. Iii !t was the first pitched
battle in the op n iield. the re has been
a steady concentration and augmentation
of forces in support of the policy and
experiment, of prohibition in this state.
Each succeeding election has demon
st rated that the social and worai forces
which make for temperance have come
together in greater satisfc.Hiun with re
sults of tl . aitempt to summarily banish
the saloon by law. An el if all the out
ward sign-. ' the political situation in
Iowa are ncl fallacious this popular dis
position and determination are more
positive, more powerful and more elis
tinctly prcdominent to-day than they
were last year, or the year before that,
or at any previous time since the tem
perance conflict assumetl acute form.
This is not so because them has been
absolute unanimity in the- republican
party on the subject of temperance leg
islation. Men have been deputing from
the republican party by rca.-on of dis
content in this regard since 1SS2
"shouldering their axes," a Theodore
Guelich put i:; "and goiii ; . in the
woods." Other men nc i numerous
by any means as hereto IV - iy yet go
out from the party on this- a..- ount. But
wherever a republican has shouldered his
ax and gone out, a democrat has
shouldered his ax and come in. Ami
the material part of the matter is that
while the republican party has hitherto
suffered its greatest losses in this regard,
and while it has ln able hitherto to
more than recoup such losses, a poiut
has now been reached where republican
losses will diniin-h ;:id its gains from
the elemociacy will ir. crease. This is the
evident situation this yea1-.
The reactionary attitude- of the demo
cratic party with reference to temper
ance adjustments evokes no sympathetic
popular response. The people of Iowa
have their faces turned the other way
Underlying all extraneous boundaries of
party, and more powerful than any bouel
of party, the great and constantly grow
ing majority of Iowa, in the fountains of
their conscience ar.d their judgment,
have no idlinity for the saloon anel are
in irreconcilable conflict with the ele
ments which are stri v. ng to bring back
the saloon. They have no compromise
to hold with the saloon.
The effort of the democratic party to
rehabilitate the s b on on the basis of
legitimacy, to o'.i: er.tte the brand of
outlawry which people have put
upon it, i i the. . fore a hopeless one thb
year; it is a foredoomed failure. Pub
lie sentiment not only in Iowa, but also
arounel Iowa, is all the other way, and
in Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri it is
now heating its branding irons red hot
to burn its condemnation upon the fore
head of the saloon in those states. In
stead of thn saloon being brought back
in triumj Ti ;;:to Iowa as a 1 'gal institu
tion, it i- ir.f'.utely more likely that it
will be scourged y,iC a Crii;iinal it is, out
of neighboring states in the west.
Sioiuv City Joiti mil.
10 Bewari For any person giving
information that will lead to the convic
tion of parties putting obstructions on
the street car track.
JIekceh Bnos. & Co.
ODDS AND ENDS.
It takes $28,000,000 to keep our ladies
hi silks every year.
A discovery of a bed of Swedish iron
ore near Chattanooga has caused much
It has Itfen proposed that the jinriki
hha, the Japanese carringo pulled by a
man, bhall be introduced into London
During the recent eclipse of the fiun the
Russian Nihilists hcatlered thojr pam
phlets all over Bussia.
A general conference of nil evangelical
missions in Meico is to be hold Jan. 31
to Feb. :j, bsSy, in the City of Mexico.
A railroad oi.ebty-Fix miles long, which
runs to 1 1 io .summit of the Andes near
Lima, Peru, has already cost the govern
There m at present a force of 177 per
sons employed at the San Francisco mint,
including thirty-four women. The
monthly pay roll amounts te 15,000.
The Go-pel according to St. Mark, in
raised (.-'hires.- characters, lias be-on pub
lished for the use of the blind in China.
Uiis i.i the 2-"';th languago in which por
tions of the Bible have been printed for
blind scripture readers.
Nevada Citj Cal. , is the queen of the
Sierras. It stands 2,500 feet alove the
level of the sea, and is not troubleel w ith
snow in winter nor heat in summer. In
it aro G.000 happy ami healthy eople, all
of whom have a vino and fig tree under
which to sit.
A big panorama, now being painted
in Paris, will represent in a series of
views of historical places the entiro his
tory of France wince Portraits of
all tlio men and women famous in France
in the courso of the centuiy will be in
cluded. In consequence of a largo number of
accidents to Alpine tourists, the Austrian
minister of the interior has invited the
Alpine clubs of that country to express
views as to the expediency of prohibiting
inexperienced temrists from taking elan
porous routes, and devise, if possible,
ot her7' irecaut ionarv measures.
L 1 -
"Within the last two j-oars and a half
the number of national banks in the
south has increased '67 per cent., in the
western slates 22 per cent., whilo in the
eastern and middle states it has been less
than 3 rcr cent. During the timo men
tioned 450 new national banks have been
organized in this country.
Two new fodder plants have been tlis
covereel in Finney county, Kansas. One
is e-alled tho "branching elourra," and id
much the same in appearance as the
rice corn" with which most Kansas
farmers are familiar. The other is the
'loosing grass," but looks more likecom
than grass. It comes from a small seed
no bigger than a turnip seed. It is stated
that tlie stalks or leaves from a single
seed of it finnish food enough for two
cows or oxen for twenty-four hours.
Fictm-cs in Sermons.
Throughout the country in the various
schools anel colleges photography is useel
in teaching ; .oology, botany, etc., and is
founel to be a great aid to the instructor.
Tlio ministry, many of whom are quick
to take advantage of a 'i legitimate means
to fill their churches, have not leen slow
to see that there was "sometliing in it."
It was not a very long time ago that tho
Be v. C. II. Seaver, of Jeirerson, His.,
was preaching to a comparatively small
congregation. Tlie same faces were al
waj's seen before him in the pews, but
the attendants w ere the brothers and sis
ters who, everybody knew, were follow
ers of the Lord, and for whom the blan
dishments of the world had no delight.
The young and wayward did not came
within the sound of his voice, anel Mr.
Seaver felt that ho ought to leave his
llock of ninety-and-nino and look for the
lamb that was lost.
Through somo fortunate circumstance
ho was induced to get a camera, and
then followeel hours of study and experi
ment. Before long lie purchased a
magic lantern, and one Sunday evening
the good people wore astonished to hear
a sermon on Jonah and the whale, or
some other equally interesting subject,
with large pictures thrown upon a sheet
illustrating the address. During the fol
lowing week the illustrated sermon by
Mr. Seaver became generally known, anel
the next Sunday evening, when the sex
ton took up the collection, he saw many
new faces anel the hat grew much heav
ier than the good brothers were w-ont to
So the weeks went by anel tho congre
gation continued to increase. Then a
scarcity of hymn books was complaineel
of, and Mr. Seaver s next move was to
use hi3 lantern and cast the hymn upon
a sheet where all could see. The singing
improved and few books are now used,
wliile theliitcrest in Mr. Seaver's sermons
does not wane and the church is crowded.
The Men of tlio Mountains.
Tlie primitive inhabitants of tho mount
ain regions of Kentucky are in all things
a people by themselves so much so that
they regard visitors from other parts of
the country as foreigners. Funerals are
very important event3 with these people,
and in order to make them more impres
sive the3r try to have as many ministers
as possible present. It is also said that
husbands are in the habit of postponing
the funeral services of their first wives
until their second wives can attend. And
a missionary tells of one man who was
living with his third wife without ever
having had any funeral services over his
two former wives. He gave as a reason
that his third wife might die at any time,
and then he could have a grand triple
funeral service for all three together.
New York Tribune.
A Collection of Birds.
A young lady whose home is on Granel
Isle, La., has been making a collection of
the bright plumaged birds found on the
islanel. The theory is that these birds
have been blown out into the gulf during
gales, and tlriven uion the Louisiana
shore. A box containing fourteen speci
mens, which were trapped and' prepared
for mounting by this young lady, re
veal eel when opened a most gorgeous
spectacle, the colors ranging from the
brightest scarlet a scarlet beside which
that of the cardinal or red bird Beems
quite dull down to the palest of pinks
and blues. Some of the specimens were
of the loveliest shade of yellow. New
MENTIONED IN THE PAPERS.
What Is Kaid of People Whom the PreM
Sees Fit to Notice.
Miss Mary G. Burdotte, sister of tho
humorist "Bob" Burdotte, is winning
marked success as a religious lecturer.
Princess IVatrice has given herself to
the now fashionable bludy of photog
raphy, and is turning out creditable
Katkolf was of plebeian origin and had
a hard fieht to win )m jiosition in tho
face of the proud aristocracy of Bussia.
His father was a paiuunar or sacristan of
the Moscow cathedral, and the future
'power lx-hind the throne" was con
toinptuously called "Panamnrvitch" by
his follow stuelonts at the university.
Bret Harte, of London, has grown
gray, but looks younger than lie did
when bore ten years ago. His color is
quite English. It is the fresh color of a
man who lives a careful, regular life.
Ho decs not look unlike Lord Wolsoley,
adjutant general e-f the British army.
Mr. Harte is living very quietl' and goes
out but little, being engaged on a now
book for which he is husbanding all hid
Alphcnsc Daudot is no longer in good
health. From a strong, athletic man. a
lover of out doer recreation and sport, he
has graelually become ineroso, anxious,
desiiondent, a slave to strainenl nerves.
He use-d to get up at 4 in the morning
and elo his lx'st work in the e'eld. Now
he writes when lie can. He roads no
books, owns no letters, and husbands hi3
failing strength with the most tender
Felix Regamy, a Parisian artist, well
known in Boston, has made tho interest
ing discovery that a French plaster
moldcr named Ilubard has in his posses
sion a full sized bronze copy of the marblo
Btatuo of Washington by Houdon, which
he will sell for $800, M. Regamy sug
gests in The Paris Figaro that tho United
States government purchase tlie bronze
statue and present it to the gallery of tho
Gen. Longstreet is living quietly at
Gainesville, Ga., writing a book on tho
war. As he finishes a chapter he sends
the manuscript to "Washington to have ail
dates and figures verified from the official
recortls. The general says: "I expect
both sides to pitch into me, and I am tak
ing time to bo certain of all my state
ments." Gen. Longstreet's publishers elo
not care to have him say very much con
cerning the book, but it is understood
that tlio volume will create much discus
sion ami will Ix? especially interesting to
those who understanel the technical ele
tai!s r f tho science of war.
Lav son N. Fuller, who, with Kussell
Sago, will try to break the 2:37 record for
four-rliands on Fleetwood track this
fail, teys he hasn't missed a meal in
hirt--three years, and attributes his
healthy appetite to continuous driving.
"I am never tired of driving," he says,
and driving is tho best anel most gentle
exercise after eating. Horseback rieling
is altogether too violent. I have driven
300,000 miles on this Manhattan Island
alone. "When I was 4 weeks old my
mother rode on horseback with me in her
lap, anel when I was 4 years old I gal
loneel alone on horseback from St. Albans
to my home in Bakorsfield, fifteen miles
away. But stick to driving if 3rou want
an appetite and good digestion."
Mile. Drounin, who was arrcsteel in
England as a dangerous person, is a
school teacher, who " dierits from her
fathev a talent for i. odeling, and who
was innocently preparing to ramble
through England with the modeling clay
which was mistaken for dynamite. Only
fchort time ago the luggage of a New
England lady was seized at Liverpool,
and tho owner put through a course of
sharp questions, because sontething that
the custom house officials took for dyna
mite was found in one of her trunks.
Only when she broke a piece off the lump
:ind ate it with evident relish could tho
officials be persuaded that it was a brick
;f maple sugar that she was taking to her
friends in Englanei.
Soup for the Million.
Ere long, if everything goes well with
tho projectors, Cincinnatians will be wit
nessing the odd spectacle of wagons scud
ding about the streets delivering hot soup,
just as milk wagons go about the streets
delivering the lacteal fluid. The philan
thropist who proposes to place the hot
60up boon within the reach of the most
ordinary Cincinnatian is Mr. Ben Cul
bert, the well known steward of th. river
steamer Paris Brown. Ben is at present
actively engaged in the organization of a
stock company for the manufacture and
distribution of soup. His idea is to in
augurate the enterprise in a small way
and lot it grow up as the population and
appetite for soup of the city increases.
An establishment will be instituted where
from 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of soup will
be delivered in wagons to all parts of the
city. The prospective customers arc the
saloons that serve warm lunches with
drinks and the tenants of flats who do
not cook at their rooms and take their
meals on the outside. The soup will Ixj
hauled about the city in cans anel will be
laellcel out just as milk is by the milkmen.
Under each can there will be a glowing
gasoline stove, so that the soup can bo
served hot and ready for use.
In the variety of soups the manufac
turers will play no favorite. They will
manufacture all kinds about ten differ
ent varieties a day. Each wagon will bo
supplied with all kinds cooked, so if the
cust mers do not see what they want let
then ask for it. This soup idea is already
in ft ' fruition in New York anel Boston.
In -w York there are already half a
elozen companies engaged in the soup
business, and their customers are legion.
Of the western cities Cincinnati promises
to be the first to try the soup scheme on.
Trees for St. Petersburg.
Tlie municipality of St. Petersburg has
decided to plant two rows of trees in all
the streets which are more than twenty
three meters broad. There are sixty-five
such streets in tlie city. Tlie Dutch lin
den tree will be selected for this purpose,
as being best adapted to the climate of
St. Petersburg, and one of the most
rapidly growing trees. It is estimated
that the cost will be twenty-five rubles
per tree, or 625,000 rubles in all, as
about 25,000 trees will be required.
msm If ME
For the next few weeks "choice oflots in South Park may
be hail for $150. Purchaser may pay all in cash; or one
half cash, the other half in one year; or, one third cash, bal
ance in one and two .years; or '25 cash, remainder in month
ly installments of $10; or, any one agreeing to construct a
residence worth 2.500 and upwards will be given a lot With
out further consideration.
IB THB T2MBS
to select your residence lots, even though you should not
contemplate building at once. One visit to South Park
will convince the most skeptical that it is the most desirable
residence locality in the city, and we will add, that the most
substantial class of buildings of which Plattsmouth can
boast for the year 18S7, are now being constructed in this
leautiful Shade Trees
.&JDOK.2T TSS LOTS.
around and through the entire tract.
Any one desiring to canstruct a cottage or a more preten
tious residence in South Park, can examine a large solection
of plans of the latest style of residences by calling at our
office. Anyone desiring to examine property with a view
to purchasing, will be driven to the park at our expense.
Have anything you want from a two wheeled go cart to a twenty-four
CARRIAGES FOR PLEASURE AND
are always kept ready. Caks or tight carriages, pall-hearer wagons
and everything for funerals furnished on short notice. Terms cash.
Corner Pearl and Seventh Streets. ,
DEALERS IX ALL KINDS OP
John A. Bavies,
CASS CO. EiITIS".
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