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THE DAILY IIEUAI.I), l'LATTSMOUTII, NEISBASKA, THURSDAY, SKITKMBKlt 2, 1887.
QTIjc JJlattsmoutl) Doitn )crall,
K N O 1' T d BEOS.,
Publishers & Proprietors.
REPUBLICAN STATE CON VENT' N.
Call fortho Meeting at Lincoln In
Tlirt KHuibHcaii 'k':tnr of th state lof Ne
braska iiro niu;st l to send l:let;ates from
the several conntii-, to mwt In conveution at
thcoiM-ra lioiisc, Jn tliM-li y 'of Lincoln, Wed-m-Mdiiy,
October 5, 1hk7, at o'clock i. in., for
t'ii put tiono f pi artnn in in. iniii itiMii :iinili
dat' for one associate justt of Hie supnimf
court, ami for two m-inli-is of the board of
rebuts of the tdato university, and to transact
such other busincHS as may be presented to the
TIIK A I'l'OKTIOM EST,
The several counties' are entitled to repre
sentation as follows, beliiK based upon the
vote cat for lion. .John M. Thayer, noverner,
n lssti, K)vin one delegate to each new
county, one di-lejjt-at-larj;e to cacti county,
and one for eacli 150 votes and the major frac
tion thereof :'
OIUKTIKA VOTES. (.OINTIKS VOTES
Adams 13 .leli'i m !
Anleliipn .! II '.)
tm:r 1 Kearney I)
no '1 Keva i aha 4
r.noiie 7 Kelt n r,
llrown ' Knox 7
lJnlfalo 11 l.aneaHcr 2
J5urt l-oaii 12
t:uas3 3 l.oui
(jais IS Maoison K
i!i.d:ir A M Jl'hcifoli 1
Cheyenni R Merrick....
Clay 11 Nemaha ..
Colfax." ,; Nuckolls..
Cuming 1 te
Custer lii l'awnee....
Dakota i l'lioips . 7
l:ives r I'ierce .'i
iio't ... - .... .... l'lat e
Jiodire 1" l"ol!:
I lunula".. .. 3- Kiriiaruswi 12
liawson 5 Kcdillow 7
Dnndv Sioux 1
Filmore H Sal e It:
Kurnas i Mirny.
l Sn ii icis 11
s Seward l-
20 Sheriitan f
:i Sherman '1
1 Stanton... H
3 Thayer '
1 Thomas 1
11 Valley 5
: Washington 7
7 Wayne 5
.1 Webster !
C Wheeler 1
11 York 11
0 Unorganized ler'y -
Total 60 2
It is recommended that no proxies be admit
ted to the convent'n n excet snail sis are held
by persons residing iu the counties from which
proxies are pi-, en.
Wat.tkk M. Skf.i.v, Secretary.
(iEOIKJK W. liUHTON. ( 'llail llla l.
Senator Inuam.s declares that Oov
Forakcr is "annoyingly liandsome." It
is not his beauty, however, but his habit
of using short words instead of long
ones, that provokes the Democrats. For
instance, he invariably "rebel" in prefer
ence to "Confederate." G1 be Bern.
All Americons i"e proud over (lie
superiority of America over British sea
men. The victory of the Volunteer over
the Thistle day before yesterday was a
great victory. As the British had admit
ted that the Thistle was the fastest yacht
they had, and as it no doubt is their best
and was maned by their best seamon it
is a victory wortli while being proud
Speaker Carlisle says frankly that
President Cleveland's contemplated
Western and Southern tour "means con
quest." In other words, it is to bean
electioneering expedition in the plainest
and most aggressive sense of the term.
This view of tha matter is confirmed by
the fact that at every point where a re
ception is to take place the arrangements
are of a strictly partisan character, and
only Democrats of approved soundness
and "riernicious activity" are expected
If the president does pass through
riattsmouth on the 12th of Oct., and
will agree to stop half an hour with us.
the whole city should turn out and wel
come him and honor him a3 the chief
magistrate of the country. The Herald
suggests that the city authorities take
such steps as are necessary to find out
wether or not he will give us a call. Of
course if lie only passes through and does
not halt only as the train stops for orders,
an attempt at anything like a public re
ception, on our part, would not be pro
per. It is interesting to notice what the
democratic papers say in different sec
tions of the country on the tari ff question.
Here in the west, most of them are for
tariff for revenue only, whatever that
means. Some, like our neighbor, the
Journal, are out and out free trade. In
Ohio, they want protection; but, in such
a modified form as that only iron and
wool will le protected. In Pennsylvania
they want high tariff on almost every
thing, except tobacco and whiskey. In
Louisiana, they are not particular wheth
er the pol:cy of the government is free
trade, hih tariff, or what not, just so
their half dozen sugar planters are pro
tected. Who wants to support a party
of so many sides on the same question?
Only thoso who are willing to buy a "pig
in a poke."
Col. Eieoeck of Iowa has been for
sonic time in Omaha hunting the fellows
who have left Iowa on account of the
prohibitary law. His object is to find
out what Iowa hns lost by prohibition on
account of emigration from that state to
Nebraska of such people as wanted to
buy or sell intoxicating drinks. He ex
pects to show such a loss to the state
as to convince the voters that prohibition
must be "stamped out." This is quite an
undertaking and surely Col. Eiboeck
deserves credit for his zeal. And there
is no doubt but that lie will find not a
few niercinary men who made their liv
ing by dealing in liquors who left the
state on account of prohibition ready to
testify to the great lo.-s Iowa has sus
tained on account of their having left
it. He will also find if ho will look for
them in OiJiaha jails a few poor fellows
who believe in personal liberty who used
their liberty in high licensod Omaha to
get drunk and commit crime and are now
deprived of their liberty to go intosociety
or to cngago in business an account of
certain laws in Nebraska. If only they
had gone to some good land where no
law is the- would not now be deprived
of their liberty. Mr. Kiboeck's mission
in Oinah.; proves how false are the claims
of those who say prohibit!' n and free
whiskey are one and the same thiug. It
is self evident that no considerable num
ber of liquor dealers would leave a state
where they could sell their liquors free
and go to one where they would have to
pay a high license. But what is more
against the Col than any thing else is
the fact that the loss of tlt-j men has not
so affected the communities they have
left as to cause their loss to be felt. Of
comes if their absence were a loss to the
best interests of the place llicjr left the
people there would know it, and Col.
Eiboeck would not need to follow thein
to their new haunts, to take their testi
mony as to the great loss the state they
left has sustained, by their leaving it.
It is a fact that Col. Eiboeck and the
democrats of Des Moines where the Col.
lives have for a long time claimed that
Dos Moines was ruined by the emigration
from it of the liquor dealers, But as
that city lias steadily increased in popula
tion and that while those fellows were
leaving it. and many costly and valuable
buildings have been and are being erected
during this process of emigration from
the city by the liquor dealers that the
unprejudiced people of Des Moines have
not realized that they have suffered any
loss at all. In fact they agree that dry
goods and grocery stores make better
business than saloons and that it docs
not dinvnish the trade of the city if the
laboring men of the city spend their
money in making their families comfort
able instead of for drink. In fact, they
say that the trade of the city is increased
for the reason that laboring men work all
the time instead of being drunk part of it
and hence earn more money, and of
course pay out. more. And then the
most of the people in Iowa prefer that
men of other occupations than that of
selling or drinking liquors should seek
homes amorg them. Col. Bibcock's sta
tictics, when he gets them, will convince
no one in Iowa that they have lost any
tiling by the emigration of the class of
people who have left the state on account
of prohibition. But they will provo that
prohibition, is not free whiskey.
The Quaker fv'edicine Company
Respectfully nk some very plain ques
tions: Can Consumption bo cured or
even be benefitted? Can a Cold be cured
or even stopped ? Can you expect to be
even relieved by any medicine or physic
ian? No you cannot, if you simply
change the temperature of your body
three or four times a day for every
chaug you add to your cold Mothers,
your children's health and your future
happiness demands of you consistent
love. Shall vanity make your life mis
erable, ending only in death. Dr. Wat
son's New Specific Coush Cure is the re
sult of science. Price 50c and $1. It is
warranted by the following druggist.
W. J. Warrick.
For the construction of storm water ewers in
the city of l'lattsmouth. Neb.
Sealed bids will bo received by the city clerk
of said city up to noon, Thursday, Oct, C, 1SS7,
or the consl motion of storm water sewers as
follows to wit :
About 1C? ft ofTJ t.
bricK sewer 11.00 per lin. ft.
1903 ft. of 5Vi ft. brick
newer. 7.50 " ' "
300 ft. of t ft. brick,
sower. 5.00 "
1 ta ft, of 15 inch pipe l.wi .,"
7oo " ' 12 " inlet pipe .CO " "
4 manholes 4X0 " veit ft.
24 catch bain or inlets 3.."0 '
10,!)40 lbs. frames, covers
and prates .04 per lb.
Together with the necessary conereet work,
travel work. oak piling, pine lumber for sheet
ing and pine lumber tor sheet, pileimr. extra
(Trading, rubble stone work, brick masonry &c.
in aecord-ince with the plan, profi'..- :ind
specifications on ul iu tl-e olEc of the city
clerk. Rid must be made on bidding blanks fur
nished by the city clerk : ar;'l all bi'ls must be
accompanied with a certified check on a loctl
bank in the sum of Si.nno, a-s an evidence of
jrood faith. 'o bids will be enteitaiued which
exceed the estimate.
The board reserves the riiht to reject any
and all bids and to wave defects.
J. W. .lon.vsny,
Chairman Board of Public Works.
Three brick blocks are in course of erec
tioH and small frame houses are being
built at a rapid rate, and everybody is
wild with exoiten.-nt. The adjoining
lands have either been bought or arc held
at fabulous prices. Over 200 lots have
been sold in the last two weeks. A large
gang of men and teams are at work
grading the streets. Thellerndon Week
It Herald made its first appearance yesterday.
AN INTERRUPTED LUNCH.
A Collar Button Uoy Oeta ITU Kara Cuffed
and a rive Iollar Gold l'lece.
At an early hour the other afternoon, a
well known member of the bar utrollod into
a prominent resort and ordered a lunch. lie
examined the Lill of fare and selected a few
of the choicest articles. In order to get his
apjietite to tho l iht tension be first drank nn
absinthe frappe, then he ato a delicate salad,
tind topped oif w ith nibbling at an olive. In
the meantime his interest was aroused by
watching tho skillful cook manipulate the
various articles intended for bis lunch. Some
friends camo in and asked tho lawyer to join
them in a social round, but be declined. All
bis thoughts were centered upon a thick and
rnre steak that was just ready. Another
friend came in and with a breezy air wanted
the lawyer to join bim in arranging for a
boom in Milpitus real estate.
The hungry man steadily declined to do
anything until his lunch was eaten. He
savagely affirmed that so long as the stomach
was empty ho would not discuss booms,
stocks or bosebull, while for Milpitas bo did
not cure a rap. 13y this time tho meal was
ready and deftly placed before tho hungry
lawyer. Ho spread somo mustard on tho
juiciest piece of tho steak and severed just a
bit to enjoy its fragrant aroma, liefore the
bonno bouche reached his mouth a small boy
touched his arm and said, briskly: "Don't
you want to buy somo collar buttons?" Tho
lawyer put down bis fork, and, glowering at
the intruder, said, firmly: "No, I don't want
anythingl" With a savago prod tho steak
was a;jain impaled, and again passed toward
bis month. Tho hungry man's teeth did not
get a fairly good hold when the same small
boy renewed the attack, and this time he
offered the lawyer his whole tray from which
to select a bauble.
This interruption was the last straw that
broko tho self control of the tried and hungry
lawyer. lie gulped down tho bit of steak,
and, with a sudden blow, he cuffed the boy's
ears, and knocked tho tray to the floor. Tho
boy did not object, but stooped to gather up
his wares, that were scattered about tho tiled
floor. Before they wero half restored he
burst into tears, but ho tried hard to make no
noise. The lawyer went on with bis meal as
if nothing bad taken place. But suddenly
glancing at the boy ho noticed his abject con
dition, and waught tho echo of a faint sob.
This was too much for tho man. His better
nature instantly asserted itself, and leaving
his scat, ho went to tho boy and took hi3
band. "Sonny, I did wrong, and beg your
pardon. Here, take this and loave me alone,"
was Lis quick response. The boy'3 face
brightened, and his little hand grasped a five
dollar gold piece that was left by tho lawyer.
"Thankee, sir," was the boy's only answer as
he left the place. San Francisco Call.
Tho Man Who Is Handsome.'
It is not often that a really handsome? man
is seen. There aro wholesome, stalwart, good
looking scions of tho American stock present
able enough iu t ho drawing room or on horse
back though, for the most part, tho repre
sentatives of our rich and would bo aristo
cratic families are undersized weaklings bet
a mau of faultier faco and perfect figure is a
rarity. Tho consequence is that where there
is a man whom society would call haiidsomj
and tho school girls stylo "a pretty man" ho
is apt to bo altogether too conscious of his
distinction and ridiculously conceited,
Women flatter Lim and feed his vanity, for a
handsome fellow will be "pretty" in their
eyes unto the end of time. In nine cases out
of ten his heud becomes emptied of every
thing but self conceit and vacuity, and he
naturally becomes so arrogant and ill man
nered as to bo insuperable. Then follows a
reaction. IIo is dubbed a coxcomb or a pup
py, and feminine beauty shakes its head
at Lim and proclaims that ho is "in love with
himself and without a rival."
Tho man who is merely handsome is to be
pitied. lie never attains any eminence bo
yond that which his physical attractions
bring him. Lika the flower of tho field he
springs up for a day, and like the flower of
the field he has his day and dies. A barber's
block would do ns much good as he, for bis
ono fatal gift of beauty has been destructive
to his manhood. Better to have less of beaut3'
and more of wit less of stylo and more of
grit. The woman who finds this out will be
much more apt to get a good husband than
tho girl who looked merely to tho outside.
It may be well enouah to capture the "look
ingest" man, provided always that he is akc
the "goodest." "Berkeley" in Now York
Applause from tbe Usher,
There may be some who don't know that
ushers sometimes have other duties besides
that of showing peoplo to their seats.
To such I would solemnly declare this to bo
the truth. Ono of these duties is to sit in the
audience, after the peoplo have "all been
seated, and applaud judiciously. You hav
no idea how effective ono man may be in
starting the applause at the proper moment.
I assure you many an encore is produced in
this way. The usher alluded to as undergo
ing infernal torture sat across the aisle from
me the other night and did this act. To his
credit be it said, he worked heroically.
Whenever there was a ghost of a show he
braced up the applauding portion of the audi
euce, re-enforced them, as it were, and led
them on to victory. But between whiles he
leaned his head wearily on his band and
looked as dejected ns a north pole explorer.
He had seen the play so often that it was as
gall and wormwood to him, and he writhed
in his petit until he attracted the attention of
bis near neighbors. Ho didn't look at the
stage five minutes during the play. He
seemed rather to studiously avoid looking
that way. Chicago Hail.
Flat Chests In Society.
Every woman will of course deny that sho
laces. Avery eminent lady specialist of New
York said, however, a few weeks since, that
you could not lay the weight of your finger
on an exposed vein without limiting its nat
ural flow of blood. She also said that she
had not had a female patient for many
months who had drawn a full breath one
which expanded her lungs to their full ca
pacity for a year. The doctors and drug
gists could, if tb'.'y chose, tell a story concern
ing American women which would to the
intelligent ear be startling. They say that a
perfectly sound girl of 20 is uncommon in
society. The female aristocracy in one sec
tion of the land have decreed flat chests to be
the proper thing, because many of them,
through relaxed muscles and diminished
strength, were poverty stricken in curving
lines of beauty. They bad a fine working
majority with which to pass the fashionable
law. Those flat chests were simply the nat
ural result of a generation or 60 of dressing
and living on the fashionable American plan.
New York Times.
Kobbfogr Bismarck's Park.
Prince Bismarck has been compelled to
close his park at Friedrichsruhe to the public
on account of the depredations committed by
visitors, which for a long time he took in
good part. It is related that when he re
cently caught some young ladies in the act
of plucking leaves from a shrub, be told
thtni: "Ladies, if every visitor of this garden
would take along only one leaf, there would
soon be no more leaves left than there are
bain on my head." Chicago Times.
A QUAINT OLD TOWN.
MULLET AND OTHER INDICATIONS
OF THE FISHING INTEREST.
Crew f a Schooner on a Seining Expe
dition A. School of Mullet A Good
Catch Dividing the I1U into Shares.
Beaufort is a quaint old town, or sort of
southern Nantucket, containing many relics
of colonial times, odorous of mullet and oth-r
olfactory indications of tho fishing intercut.
It ha3 been somewhat left behind in tho
march of modern progress and cut oIT from
tho rest of the world, the terminus of the rail
road being at Mon head Citjr, two miles off
across tho sound. Slorchoad is a place, com
paratively speaking, of yesterday, is more
pretentious, having a modern hotel tho At
lantic capnblo of accommodating 400 or BOO
guests, and of stowing away as many as WXL
Fishing, upon which the greater part of
tho community live, i u very interesting
matter quite worth examination in tho in
terest of which wo obtaui permission to join
tho crew of a schooner on a seining expedi
tion. Wo turn out at 4:00 n. m., and by tho
light of the paling sturs and brightening
dawn, get into a "yawl boat" and pull out to
tho schooner, which i3 just getting under
way. fiho tows two "seino boats," tho roomy
proportions and strong build of which are in
striking contrast to tho flno lines of the
sharpies. The schooner is man nod by a
skipper, threo bunds ami a cook. The fishing
crew consists of six men. They aro ull
negroes but one a white inaa who commands
tho entire expedition.
A fresh southerly breeze is blowing; tho
anchor is weighed and we aro soon boating
out of th. sound toward tho open sea. By
this timo it is broad daylight; tho cook, who
has been busy in the gulley, arranges plate.s,
cups, knives and forks on tho cabin hatch,
which forms an excellent tablo. Accepting
nn invitation to join ths banquet, wo con
tribute thereto tho contents of our lunch
basket. Tha meal consists of good hot bis
cuits, fried pork, and whnt wo at first sup
posed to bo coffeo, but which turns out to ba
a mixture of hot water and molasses. If tkL
liquid were served at the hotel tablo wo should
probably reject it, but somehow, under tho
present circumstances, its flavor, though
novel, is not unpalataLlo.
a school, of mullet.
Breakfast over, pipes are lighted, and one
of the bands goes alott to look out for a school
of mullet J ust as tho sun is rising over the
banks to tho eastward, he sing3 out, "School
on tho weather Lowl ' The effect is galvanic.
The helm is jammed hard a-lea; the little
craft flies round; tho fishing crew tumblo
over tho stern into tho boats, and stand by,
ready to cast off when tho word is given. In
a little while we are up with the fish; tho
painter i3 let go; the boats propelled by long
oars and strong anus, separata; tho long
seine is rapidly "paid out," and they cautiously
approach tho school. In a f ovv minutes they
aro on its edgo, and then begins tho delicate
business of iuclosing it. The mullet dart
about and leap out of tho water; but they
don't know exactly which way to go, and
huddle together a fatal instinct for them
Slowly, but surely, each boat describes a
semicircle, having the luckless fish securely
Tho next process is that of "pursing." or
drawing tho lower part of tho net together so
that they can bo ladled out with the hand
nets, fitted with rings abAit twenty iuches in
diameter, at tho end of Ion;; poles. This
operation accomplisiie-d, the schooner Is hailed
and ranges up alongside. Now comes tho
hard work. Tho polo nets are distributed,
and tho fish aro dipped out of tho "purse"
anil transferred to the hold of tho schooner,
which is fitted especially for tho purpose. If
it is a good catch, from 2.1,000 to 30,000 mul
let aro safely stowed, tho seino is replaced in
tho boats and we bear up for homo. On ar
rival tho fish are ladled out on tho wharf and
divided into shares, tictv.ruing to the number
of the crew and the amount of investment
each may have. The day's work entitles to
one share, or "sher," in tha vernacular, if
capital is invested, tho "shers" are arranged
MARINO THE DIVISION.
The division 13 made with much care, eacU
pile of fish representing a "shcr." When it is
completed the crew form a line, with their
backs to the heaps, to avoid all possibility of
unfairness, and tho captain takes u pole, nnd,
touching one of tho heaps, asks, "Who'll have
this sher?" "I will," sings cut somebody.
"Jem's sher. Come av.d tako it, Jem." The
process is repeated until Tom, Jack, Bob and
all have their "shers." The portion belougin.-;
to the owners of the schooner, boats and soirie
is taken to them; and this completes the da 3-.
The men get their rations whilo out, but no
pay, and are well content to tako their
chances of a catch. A day of good luck
and they aro in tho majority will mako tho
minimum earning 0110 share worth about
five dollars. But while tho hauls aro gener
ally good, there are exceptions. Somet imes
tho catch is light and sometimes they- will
cruise all day without sighting a fish.
These occasions bring out tho native good
temper of tho negro. An English crew, at
the end of such a day's fruitless labor, would
bo in a frame of mind certainly not Chris
tian; but which would, nevertheless, find
most probable expression in what tho latf
Sir. Charles Reade calls "scriptural terms.''
The darky takes his disari oiiitiiv:nt diiTer
ently, turning it into a joke and being al;:i; -
as light hearted and full of fun overnn empty
hold as with a boat full of ' shers." I ai!v
every description of salt water fh )' cai:rl;'
in these waters shad, bluofU.h, 111:11 u. ivl ano
a great variety with local na:(-s. Tin's r; tin
season for mullet. They ures-. med by tens i:
thousands, brought ro the wharves, c!e;in. i.
corned, packed into barrels- and Miippr..
away, usually within a few hours. Tho i:
contain a hundred pounds of fWi, n-t; t!:.
gross weight of each beit'g about I noun. is.
The principal market is lUileigu and other n
land towns of the state. Beaufort (N. C.)
Cor. Bostou Transcript.
The Charming; "Milk Shake."
"Milk shake 1" Everybody in Cincinrati
and roundabout has heard of it, thousands
have drank it, yet to most peoplo it is alto
gether new. It is a big glass full of flavored
milk vanilla suits most peoplo better than
any other flavor icl and ''shaken before
taken," until there is an inch of froth or foam
at the top. It's nice of itself, especially on a
Warm day. But perhaps tho chief charm of
a milk shake is its novelty and tho watching
its manufacture. You can got it at most of
the drug stores and at several of the corner
stands. Tbe maker asks what syrup you pre
fer, draws it in.tho glass, shaves in some ice,
or puts in some powdered ice, fills it nearly
full of milk they generally have a goc'd
quality claps it on the cup .shaped top of a
littlo machine behind the counter, which 13
only an upright rod mado to oscillate up and
down with lightning like rapidity by means
of a crank. A big and a littlo pulley and a
band turns tho crank, nnd thus "shakes" the
glass two or threo seconds, takes it o2f and
hands it to you, a mass of whipped milk at
the top and genend satisfaction below.
Ninety-nine out of a hundred pay their nickel
well satisfied and call again, usually at the
nextstand Uieysjke.r-CuicianaU Telegram. (
Winn? m tp r5?
! For the next few weeks choice of lot s in South Park may
! be hail for ! 50. Purchaser may pay all in cash; or one
; half cash, the other half in one year; or, one third cash, bal
, anec in one anil two years; or $J!5 cash, remainder in month
ly installments of 10; or, any one a;reein to construct a
'residence worth 2,500 and upwards will he given a lot with
to select your residence lots, even though you should not
contemplate building at once. One visit to JSouth 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 Plattsmoidh can
boast for tho year 1S87, are now being constructed in this
ieaoiiful Shade Trees
around and through
Any one desiring to canstruct a cottage or a more preten
tious residence in South Park, can examine a large selection
of plans of the latest style of residences by calling at our
olliee. Anyone desiring to examine property with a view
to purchasing, will be driven to the park at our expense.
j!jmjjuinuaguamnh n iuuii.LMWijji.umrMg
Have anything you want from a two-wheeled go cart to a twenty-four
p tsicnger wagon.
CARRIAGES -FOR PLEASURE AKB
are always kept read-. Ca's or tight r-r:-;agos, pall-bearer wagons
and everything for funerals 1 urnished c ; : i .iort notice. Terms caeh.
Corner Pearl ami
umber, Lath, Sash, Blinds,
the entire tract.
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