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THE DAILY I1ERALD, PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1887.
t JJlattsmoutl) Duihj fjcralb,
Publishers &. Proprietors.
REPUBLICAN STATE CON VENT'N.
Call for the Meeting at Lincoln In
Tli Kbublican elector .' tin; M;it lot Ne
braska are requested to send dele-Kates from
the gevural counties, tu meet In convention at
the opera bouse, Jn the cityjof Lincoln, Wed
nesday. October 5. 18H7. at m o'clock p. in., for
tlm uriOH of )l aciiiK In l.o:i;itt;i(li:i eaudi-
dates for oise associate Justice of the supreme
court, and for two member of the board of
regents of the Htatu university, and to transact
such other bitumens as may be presented to the
Tho peveral counties are entitled to repn
nentation as follows, beiuK based upon the
vote cant for Hon. John M. Thayer, governer,
In 1H80, giving one delegate to each new
county, one delegate-at-large to each county.
und one for each 150 votes and the major frac
tion thereof :
JSrown .. .
M ;riiT8on 1
1 hayer y
York .. 11
Unorganized let y 2
It Is recommended that no proxies be admit
ted to M10 convent!) 11 except such as are held
by persons residing in the counties from which
proxies are given.
Walter M. Skki.y, Secretary,
George w. Bubtos, Chairman.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
D. A. CAMPBELL.
WJL II. TOOL.
For Superintendent of rublic Instruction
J. C. EIKENBARY.
Eor Clerk of District Court
II. J. STREIGIIT,
For County Commissioner
Comparative statistics of the pig iron
production show the United States to oc
cupy second place, with .ill tho con
ditions favorable to attaining the lead in
a very short time. In 1873 the pig iron
production of Great Britain was nearly
three times that of this country, while
last year the difference in favor of the
former was only a few thousand tons,
and during the first quarter of the pres
ent year until the output was checked by
the coke strike, the production of the
United States was abreat with that of
Great Britain. Fourteen years ago the
latter country produced 86 per cent, as
much pig iron as all other countries,
while the United States produced 22 per
cent. In 18SG the ratio respectively was
53 and 43 per cent., a material relative
decline on the part of Great Britain and
a notable increase on that of the United
States. In no other respect has this
country made a more marked progress,
as compared with other nations, and with
the increase in productive capacity now
under way, which is far in excess of the
efforts being made tn the same line in
any other part of the world, it is a ques
tion of only a little time when this
country will be first in the production of
pig iron. Ex.
Royalty En Route.
Had General Grant, Rutherford Hays
or Chester A. Arthur in the palmiest
days of republican rule, planed snd ex
ecuted the magnificent state journey
which Grover Cleveland and party are
now enjoying throughout the country,
what an infernal yell of rage and fear
would have gone up from the combined
democratic throat of the entire country
royalty, depotism, aristocracy, waste
of the people's money, neglect of state
business, "BaII pups," downright black
guardism, would have been hurled at the
royal procession from every cross road in
the country; yet, Grover Cleveland and
Sirs. Cleveland and their Kitchen Cabi
net can charter one of the finest palace
car trains ever run on this continent and
with the switches thrown open and the
right of way guaranteed on all our rail
roads, sweep across the continent heralded
and proceeded by a painted programme
calling the public together at stated
places in a manner excelling that of
William of Germany, and the republi
can press treat it as an innocent, that
clectioneering'schemc under the guidance
of tho national democratic committee
and greet his excellency with tho respect
and courtesy due the great office he rep
resents. This is the difference between
the political organizations who represent
the sentiment of the American people of
this day. Mr. Cleveland will doubtless
be siirpsised at the extent of the territory
lying west of Albany and the number of
people "out west" and verify for him
self that there really are hik-.1i places as
Chicago, Omaha and St. Louis; and for
this, all good people in tho great North
west will be thankful.
The Convention and The Ticket.
The republican convention which clos
ed its labors in our city Saturday evening
was an intelligent, rcprcscntati ve body of
men. Among the delegates were many
eld settlers; men, who came to Cass coun
ty in territorial days and braved the
hardships and perils of frontier life, to
better their condition; men who have by
their energy, industry and honesty, built
up for themselves prosperous homes and
business and for the state of Nebraska
one of the wealthiest and most intelligent
counties in this young common wealth
Such men were strongly represented in
Saturday's convention, and, as was their
duty, came together to place a ticket in
the field which the republican party of
Cass county can afford to support with
KOK COUNTY TIIKASU11EK,
Mr. D. A. Campbell of Plattsmouth city,
was re nominated bv acclamation. This
to Mr. Campbell, is a deserved compli
ment to one of the best and most compe
tent officials Cass county has ever had in
charge of her finances. And, as wo tire
informed, according to an established,
and unbroken, precedent, since the days
of Shepherd Duke, Mr. Campbell will
be given his second term by the people
of Cass count'.
FOll HECOItDER OF DEEDS,
Mr. William II. Pool, of Elmwood pre
cinct, was named without opposition
Two years ago Mr. Pool was defeated
for this office, not by the voters of Cass
county, but by a blunder of the legisla
ture in the passage of an act creating the
office of "register of deeds," on account
of which, the supreme court of the stale
declared the act unconstitutional; and,
although Mr. Pool was chosen by the
electors of Cas3 county by a very large
vote, he was thus denied the office. Now,
there being no question as to the office
t ;elf, the people of Cass county will
without doubt re-affirm their work of
two years ago.
Mr. Pool is a young man of family,
about 33 years of age, who has resided
in Cass county for the past fifteen years,
is well educated and qualified for any
business position within the gift of the
people of Cass county is a farmer by
choice and a successful one, although we
are informed, he has during the past four
and a half years had charge of the lum
ber interests of Messrs Beardsley & Clark
at Wabash, in this county.
FOR COUNTY CLERK,
Mr. Bird Critchficld, of Mt. Pleasant pre
cinct, was chosen without opposition.
Mr. Critchileld, is also a farmer, a
bright intelligent young man of good
habits, and in eyery way qualifieel to suc
ceed Mr. J. M. Robinson, the present
clerk. If, what the Herald hears of Mr.
Critchficld, is half true, our friend Rob
inson will find all the employment he can
master to holel the democratic vote of
Cass county without borrowing republi
can votes as he did two years ago. The
Herald predicts Mr. CritchfieleVs election
by a handsome majority,
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC
Maynard Spink was re-nominated by ac
clamation. Mr. Spink was comparatively an un
known man two years ago, when the re
publican party of Cass county nominated
him for this office. To-day he is know
in cvejy home in the county as a faithful
competent superintenelcnt, and a splendid
eelucator, who has the welfare of our
educational interests at heart. Maynard
Spink is a good worthy citizen in every
sense of the word and will be re-elected
by a handsome majority.
Mr. J. C. Eikenbary received the high com
pliment of a nomination for a third term
after a short and close contest Avith his
old deputy, Mr. B. C. Yeomans of Weep
ing Water. Nothing, save Mr. Eiken
bary's high qualifications for this office
could have overcome the prejudice
against a third term and the eleserved
popularity of Mr. Yeomans, who is well
qualifieel to fill the office of sheriff and
who received the unanimous support of
that portion of the county where he re
sides; and although there was some feel
ing among a few of Mr. Y'eomans frienels
over his defeat in the convention, the
Herald believes, the calmer moments of
those gentlemen wUl convince them that
Mr. Eikcnbary's nomination came elirect
ly from the people anel that in all fair
ness, the nomination being perfectly fair,
Mr. Eikenbary should receive their cor
dial hearty support. The Herald does
notr believe our friendt the common
enemy have any timber in their party
that can compete with J. C Eikenbary
before the people of Cass county for this
office which he has so ably adminstere 1
for four years.
FOR COUNTTT JUDOE,
Calvin Russell, our bluff, hearty, honest
county judge, was renominated over the
aggressive youiif attorney, Mr. Woosley,
of Salt Creek precinct. Tho fact is, the
people of this county understand the
fidelity with which Mr. Russell has dis
charged tho iluties of county judge;
that his office- is in excellent condition;
that estates of eleccdents are speedily,
honestly and correctly administered up
on and closed up; that civil business is
transacted on that principal; that he is
always to be found at his office; and
last but not least, that when the young
men of Cass county seek to weel, they
always find the county judge at his post
appreciative- of the gravity and solemnity
of the occasion. That Calvin Russell
will head the list on majorities is our
FOR CLERK OK THE DISTRICT COURT.
Henry J. Streight, one of Cass county's
oldest settlers, although but a compara
tively young man, was chosen after a
short contest with Win. Hayes and Geo.
K. Staats. Mr. Streight is a first class
business man of much more than average
accomplishments, has a largo acquaint
ance throughout Cass county, and is a
very popnlar man whose frienels will
rally to his support and that of the ticket.
On every hand we hear words of com
menelation ,iu regarel to Mr. Streight's
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF THE SKCOND
Mr. George Young of Mt. Pleasant
precinct was chosen over Geo. Switzerof
Avoca and Walter J. Cutforth of Louis
ville. Mr. Young is a prosperous, wide
awake farmer, an old citizen of Cass
county, a good thorough going business
man well acquainted with county affairs
and will make a careful, competent, com
missioner. FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR.
A. Madole of Stove Creek precinct
was chosen without opposition. Mr.
Madole is a gooel civil engineer and has
performed the duties of this office accept
ably for the past two years as he doubt
less will do the coming two years.
Mr. Henry Beeck, present coroner, was
renominated. Mr. Bocck is one of Cass
county's oldest and best known citizens
and may expect re-election with the rett
of the ticket.
Judge Chapman was complimented by
being asked to select the delegates to
the district convention of this judicial
elistrict and also by aunaninous resolution
of confielence and endorsement. The
convention also by unanimous vote in
structeel the delegates to the state con
vention to support Hon. Samuel Maxwell
the present chief justice of our supreme
court. Judge Maxwell's long and dis
tinguished services to the state has made
his name a household word .with the
people of Nebraska and his sterling
integrity and great worth entitles him to
the respect and confielence of all classes.
To elisplace JudgeVMaxwell for an untried
man at. this time would, in the opinion
of the Herald, be a great blunder on
the part of the republican party of this
state: and, unless scheming politicians
and corporation influences secretly con
spire to unseat the honest old judge while
the public unsuspectingly fancy his
position secure. We have no doubt as to
One word now as to the eluty of re
publicans; a gooel representative ticket
has been placed in the field; the private
character, the qualifications and the re
publicanism of the several gentlemen
named are unexceptionable, not a word,
we believe, can be said against any man
on the ticket. It is well distributed
throughout ths county. Every man
ought to be elected and no good reason
can be given for not supporting the
ticket as a whole. Our democratic friends
cannot place better men in nomination;
then, we say, there can be no sensible pre
text for republicans going off after the
common enemy anel voting against their
principals and ticket. Local prejudices
should have no weight, to gratify a per
soual feeling never warrants a man in
voting against hi principals. Our dem
ocratic friends dent vote that way, and
they only, hope for success through re
publican elissatisfaetion with their own
ticket on local grounds and prejudices.
Our elemocratic neighbors will ask repub
licans in the east end of the county to
vote the elemocratic ticket; on precisely
the same grounds they will ask the west
side republicans to also vote the demo
cratic ticket while they themselves exhort
their own rank and file to vote from princi
pal for a democrat firstlast and allthetime.
We have not been very long in chafge
of the Herald, but we are told the fore
going is the fact and we want to assure
our republican friends that unless the
Herald has a better reason than "county
seat" prejudice or local prejudice it will
be found supporting tne regular ticket
when gooel men are honestly placed
thereon. So, we say, to republicans bury
all disappointment, all local differences
and support the ticket straight and
square and once more place your party
in full position of county affairs which,
by the right of majority belongs to us.
A poet' vision, clad in the fair (nits
Of a bright lily, all in white and gold
Hcru not the form for passionate arms to fold;
She loves, but loves in gndi anglic wlso
As nillit Homo wr.nderfr from the upper Hkltti,
Who wears, with rosy l;s of tenderest curve.
The starry imrity of saintly eye3.
But if some lofty puriose were to serve,
Tho fair and delicute fijiitro that would s.-em
Ono who could walk, wilh straight, uubhakei
The ikunlns city of the unpardoned dead
(Shewn to the Florentine iu lurid dream),
Bereuo and scitthless tliro' tho infernal glow
Nor touch of fire upon her raiment know.
A. C. llowers in New Orleans Times-Democrat.
MAKING AN ENCYCLOPCDIA.
What It Costs The Method Usually E:n
ployed I'uy for Contributions.
"How much docs it cost to produce an
encyclopaedia!'" was asked of an expert,
and he said:
"That depends upon the method pur
sued in making it. The American Cyclo
pedia cost $500,000 before a penny was
realized. Tho maps and engravings in
tho work cost about $1 15,000. The best
lithographers were employed and many of
the pictures cost hundred of dollars."
"J low is an encyclopaedia made;-"
"Well, usually after tho method em
ployed in compiling dictionaries. Editor.
are engaged for the different ilepartments.
There is the religious editor, the medical
editor, tho historical editor, the scientific
editor and the editor on miscellaneous
subjects. Tho best authorities in the land
nre chosen to edit tho work, and large
salaries are paid. In the process of com
pilation an alphabetical rule is observed.
The old encyclopedias, such as Cham
bers' and Encyclopedia Brilanniea, are
followed as regards tho subjects they
treat of. Tho modern encyclopedia, how
ever, has very much of a newspaper flavor.
It is based upon the principle of Ameri
can journalism. It is timely and in
tended to hit tho spirit of the age. Tho
biographies of prominent men are made an
especial feature. The American Cyclo
paedia is the greatest undertaking in the
art of book making ever attempted inthi3
country. Charles A. Dana, of The Sun,
was and is the editor iu chief. He fixes
the prices paid to contributors. He knows
the value of every word that is written.
If an article is handed in by a specialist
and another comes in from an obscure
professional man in any science he choses
"How much do the contributors to en
"Generally we pay magazine rates
that is, $10 per 1,000 wen-ds. Many of
the articles, however, cost far more than
that. ' There nre some contributors who
receive $500 or $1,000 for a fdiort article.
They possess exclusive information, how
ever. Dr. Shrady, who is the authority
on cancer and editor of Tho Medical
Iiecord, furnished us exclusive informa
tion on that subject and on many others
connected with surgery. Of course a
specialist is paid far more than an ordi
nary writer. Often a page costs us 500.
Then, again, we run page after page at
the cost of $20. Many of the writers are
men who hold the foremost rank in liter
ature. Consequently they demand largo
prices for their work."
"How much money is invested in ency
clopaedias?" "That is a difficult question to answer.
Wo have run into the millions on pales,
but it should be remembered that ency
clopaedias are never sold iu bulk. The
installment plan Is always adopted. Our
contributors pay for each volume as it is
"In case a volume is lost, can it be du
"That elepends on who the loser mny
be. A regular contributor, one who has
been buying volume after volume for
years can certainly be accommodated.
His name is tlown ou our books, and we
recognize him a:3 a patron of the house.
A genuine set of encyclopaedias cost a
great tleal of money, about $150 to "200,
consequently they are sold in installments
and the purchaser is protected." New
York Mail and Express.
He Know This Trick Xow.
"Have any of you found a bank note?"
Inquired a man in wild eyed excitement
as he hurriedly approached a set of
loungers at the Union depot yesterday
"Have you lost one?" asked an elderly
6tranger of bland and sedate appearance.
"Yes, yes: have you found it?"
"Wait a moment. What was its tie- j
"It was a $50 bill national ban j
ine stranger leisurely arew a ron 01
bills from his pocket, looked them over,
took one out and passed it over to the ex
cited individual, remarking with much
urbanity as he did so:
"It is well for you, my friend, that it
was found by an honest man. I picked
it up a few minutes rgo, and take pleasure
in giving back to you what I am satisfied
is your property."
"Thank you, sir; thank you. Tt's my
turn now to elo the fair thing. Here's a
10 bill. You shan't refuse it. Take it,
sir; take it, or I shall feel hurt."
The stranger, thus urged, took the
money, and the gratef ul individual walked
off with his ?50. He was considerably
surpriseel to learn, a few hours later, that
the bill was not the one he had lost at
all, but a counterfeit. He is now looking
for the bland and elderly stranger, but
there are reasons for doubting his success
iu finding him. Chicago Tribune.
Superiority of American Husband.
It i3 a fact, which had already struck
me, and which I had heard frequently re
marked upon, that American wives, if
they are not allowed so much latitude in
flirtation as English or.es, receive much
more deference and a greater share of les
petits soins from their husbands. An
American husband himself pays his wife
those little attentions which in English
society usuallv devolve upon another
man if the lady happens to be pretty and
agreeable, and which she does without if
she is neither. It is possible that the su
periority of the American system may be
due to the ease with which divorce can be
obtained in some states, and which, to
use a homely expression, put a pair "more
upon their p's and ei V with each other.
It may arise from a lusher development
of the sentiment of chivalry iu the breast
of the American man. At any rate, he
shows to advantage in his domestic as
well as in his business relations. Temple
Billions of rostage Stamps.
Forty-five years ago there wasn't a post
age stamp in the United States, but in the
last twelve months the people of this coun
try have Individually and severally put
their tongue3 out 1,008,311,000 times to
moisten the postage stamps for the billions
of letters and millions of newspapers, pe
riodicals and parcels that are carried and
delivered by the government. New York
For the next few weeks choice of lots in South Park may
be had for s 15 0 Purchaser may pay all in cash; or one
half cash, the other hall' in one year; or, one third cash, bal
ance in one and two years; or '-J5 cash, remainder iu month
ly installments of $10; or, any one agreeing' to construct a
residence worth L5,fi00 and upwards will be iven a lot with
out further consideration.
NOW IS THE TIM
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 thi
Beautiful Shade Trees
around and through the entire tract.
Any one desiring to canst ruct 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
ollice. Anyone desiring to examine property with a view
to purchasing, will be driven to the paik at our expense.
John A. Da vies,
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Have anything 3'ou Avant from a
CARRIAGES FOR PLEASURE AMD
are always kept ready. Cahs or tight e.-iiage-s, pall-bearer wagon
and everything lbr funerals furnished s. . ;::.ort notice. Ternio caoh.
Corner Pearl and Seventh Streets.
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