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THE DAILY HERALD, PLATTSMOUTII, NEUKASKA, TUESDAY. OCTOHEK 11, ISsT.
$l)c Jlattsmoutl) Doiln fjerall,
Publishers & Proprietors.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
I). A. CAMIMJKLL.
WM. II. 1'OOL.
For Su;riiituiil(-i;t of I'uliHii Instruction
Kid Slit I ill
J. (.'. KIKKMiAKY.
Kor Clerk of liistrjct'Court
II. J. STKKIOIIT,
For County CoinmlHsioiicr
(i BOUGH YOUNG.
A. MA DOLE.
Hkv. IJchokhs may lie a fitir
Hut Mr. Sjink is a live county
tenilent. and id the riir'it
succeed himself. Every man iu hisriht
place is best for nil.
Tin-: repuhlicatisin the different sections
of the county have only to pull together
and work in harmony for the whole
ticket and every man will be elected and
Cass county once moietake rank among
the solid republican counties of the state.
Tiik meeting of the republican county
central committee at "Weeping Water
yesterday was very harmonious, and such
action was taken as will secure the elec
tion of every candidate on the ticket if
the programme is carried out. Now let
us have some stirring work; let there be
no laggards. Let every true republican
work as if the success of the party de
pended entirely upon him and victory, cer
tain victory is ours.
Thf.uk is nothing like getting a good
start in a race. Now that all the candi
dates are named and the banners are
fairly unfurled let every republican fall
into line, move forward and make sure
of victory before the democrtas get start
ed in the race. Sec that republican
literature is well scattered. Especially
is it important that the IIekald and
other republican papers in the county
arc well patronized. Every conservative
and doubtful voter should be supplied
with one or more of the county papers,
The enterprising republicans of each
nieghborhood can do no better work
than to pay for and send a republican
paper to all such of their neighbors as
do not take them. Victory is only won
by sacrifice, vigilance and work.
The proposition to make an effort to
have both the republican anel democratic
national conventions hold their next
meeting at Omaha is a good one. Oma
ha is almost in the geographical center of
the Uniteel State's, is easy of access from
all points by railroads, is a great and
thriving city, is supplied with numerous
anel excellent hotels and has a generous
anel enterprising population. She is the
Driele of the state of Nebraska, anel it
would be an honor to the state as well
as the city of Omaha, to have cither or
both of the national conventions convene
there. Even Council Bluffs, her little
rival across the river, would feel honored
for Omaha to be thus favored, and has
already proposed to aid in the enter
tainment of the elelegatcs anel visitors if
either of the conventions shoulel be helel
there. Every 'enterprising Nebraskan
should second the motion. The Herald
says, by all means let the conventions
come to Omaha. It will adyertise the
whole state, and, of course, benefit Platts-
Mr. Powdekly's efforts to keep the
Knights of Labor from doing violence to
the views of the church or the laws of
the country, but to openly work for the
bettering of the condition,of the working
people is praiseworthy, and if the Knights
will heed his wise and conservative coun
sel they will do a grand work for them
selves. Mr. Powelerly has shown great
wisdom not only in thus advising the
order of which he is the head, but also
in recommeneling them to abstain from
the use of all intoxicating liquors and
thus not only earn more money but save
all they earn for themselves and families
His correct views on these great points
have elriven from the order a large num
ber of men, but Mr. Powelerly well un
derstands that the order is not weakened.
but strengtheneel by the exodus of those
fellows. Those who have left were an
archists, atheists or miserable elrunkards
and dissipated, bad men. It is to be
hoped that all who remain a ith, or here
after ioin that organization, will follow
the aelvice given them by their dtin-
cuished chief anel head. In this age of
progress and reform no'society or organ
ization can crow strong or exist long
unless thev incorporate in their creed
and follow out in their practice tlie prin
ciples of morality, temj ernnce and right
doing. No organization is weakened
by the departure from it, of lawless,
drunken, or elissiapated men.
Tins democrats of the county of Cass
have a splnuhd chance of winning in
the present campaign, because they li.ivi
much the ablest, best and strongest ticket
in the field, They have shown excellent
sense in this but there is one direction
they sadly lack in. They don't appre
ciate the help that a good, strong, well
sustained newspaper would be to them
I lie men who have enjoyed the party
honors and emoluments as a rule bhow
little appreciation of the work a news
paper ol their faith has done for them
or I lie party, and the mass of the party
lollow very closely in their tracks.
"While there are seven republican papers
in the county nnd only one democratic.
it seems lli.it their one newspaper ought
at least have a fair support. -Journal.
We are sorry on account of the ro
pnetors of the Journal that their party
in the county docs not patronize them
better. Hut for the certain success of
the republican p:irty which that fact
augurs we must rejoice. There is noth
ing that shows apathy on the part of any
political party like a failure to support
their own papor, and apathy means sure
defeat if the other side is alive, and now
that the Journal has told us of this great
weakness in the democratic party in this
county, let us hope that this "ill wind"
will "blow" us "some good". Let every
republican at once take and pay for the
IIkhald. Let every subscriber get us an
either one. Let every republican candi
date unci every inend ot the party see
that not only all republicans but eve n
democrats take the IIkhai.d. Then good
bye to the hopes of the democrats.
will pitythe fallen but rejoice in
Such is the importance of the political
ituation in the'great state of New York
that the republicans of that state realize
the necessity of calling to their aid in the
canvass the strongest, most candid, best
pOhted and inlluenei.d men iu the nation,
A mono- tho other front men ivhom thev
have pressinglv urged to speak in the
most important place's m the state is
Senator Allison of Iowa. The senator
had full work assigned him for the cam
paign by the republican committee of his
own state. Hut as that state is consider
cd safe, much as' the people wished to
hear tlicr own great state'.sman expound
true republican doctrine and teach the
masses to their edification and to the
public good the correct principals of
government, the committee have given
him up to New York.
This is a high compliment to Iowa's
distinguished senator. And it is not im
probable that New York will need him
as badly in "88 to lead the republican
hosts to victory, as she does now to help
tight her battles on the open field. Prob
ably no man in the republican party
can so surely carry the state of New York
forthe presidency as can Senator Allison.
And it is generally conceeeled that the
man who can carry New York should be
nominated: for if New York goes repub
lican then the partv is sure ot success.
It is true the party may be successful anel
loose New York, but it cannot be elefeat-
ed if it gains it. And as Allison is the
coming man there not only Iowa, but all
the west should be proud of his excellent
chances for the nomination and almost
A Bis Operator's Generosity.
It has become fashionable for some to
speak of Wall street men as thoroughly
heartless. There is an impression held by
many that the men In the financial center of
the country are blind to everything and"
everybody but money. A reporter was chat
ting with one of the street's biggest operators
in his ofBce the other day, when a broker en
tered and said : "For heaven's sake give me
$1,600 immediately. I must have it this
minute. I needed $50,000 at noon, and have
got all hut the 4,000. I know I opposed
your election as a member of the stock ex
change, and I frankly admit that after your
admission I said some mighty nasty things,
but forget these personalities and help mo.
I only want the money for a short time."
The big operator remarked in a genial way:
"I nm clad enough t help you, not only to
show you that you went oft the handle in
fighting me (for what the Lord only knows),
but to demonstrate to you that notwithstand
ing your remarks I feel that I am quite as
manly as yourself." Was this a sneer Per
haps so, but the big operator touched the bell
button at his desk and directed that a check
for the ?4,C00 be given to the visitor. New
A Monte Carlo Sensation.
I remember that during one of my visits,
when the weather was exceptionally hot, a
cab horse, after cantering up the hill of Monte
CrLsto, fell in a fit at the Casino door. It was
necessary to kill the horse, and when the car
cass had been removed some blood remained
on the gravel. A few moments later a French
newspaper' correspondent camo up, and per
ceiving the blood, immediately concluded
that somebody must have committed suicide.
The horror of tha imaginative journalist was
considerable intensified by the approach of a
director of the Casino, who with greatest un
concern, walked on the blood stained sand,
and unmoved entered the gaming rooms. A
few hours later the press of most of tho cap
itals of Europe re-echoed with the heartrend
ing story of tho young man who having lost
in a few hours at roulette the entire fortune
his father had taken a lifetime to accumulate.
blew his brains out at the very doors of the
Casino. But the directors, unmoved by the
ruin they occasioned, actually trod in their
victim's blood. Their consciences were eo
hardened by perpetual crime they had not
even the decency to remove the blood with
which their boot3 were bespattered. Mem
On the Streets of London.
London papers are printing communica
tions from ladies, which seem to prove that
respectable women, no matter how quiet
their costume and carriage, are constantly i
city through the day. Uostou TranscriDr-. -
IN THE HOSPITAL
SICK STRANGER SPENDS
NIGHT ON A COT.
Taken Sick ou the Strret, lie floea to n
New York Hospital III Koooption
and What He San Talks YVItH the
The stranger's name, iige and business, to
gether witu a family history and the names of
relatives and friends, were recorded in a big
book. Dr. Richards was sent for. After as
suring the putient that ho would not dio be
fore morning, tho man was escorted to ward
II and placed under the care of a motherly
head nurse, Jliss JJootli.
"Our private rooms are all engaged," said
she; "hut we will take goo-1 care of you here."
Ward J I has a high ceiling and la well ven
tilated. The floor is tiled. It Ls a cheerful
hall, containing twenty live cots. From tho
snowy sheets protruded twenty-four heads of
all sizes, colors and shapes. These heads be
longed to invalids in various stages of sickness,
who, like tho stranger, was seeking relief. Tho
tall windows were orii.uii- nted at the top
with colored glass, but there were no decora
tions on the wall.
"Take on" your clothing," said Miss Booth.
"What, right here, before all these young
" ell, no. me orderly is placing a screen
around your lK-d and vnu undress behind it."
A clean night shirt was passed in and the
stranger stretched his limbs on a hospital cot
for the first tune m his life.
Tho screen was removed and curiosity mado
him forget his aches. Ho asked questions of
hid neighbors and of every attendant who
came near. He beganjto feel on friendly terms
with everybody, when he -was brought to his
senses by having a thermometer thrust into
"Wo aro ordered to register your tempera
ture hourly," said tho nurse.
Suddonly tho attention of everybody was
centered on the large doors. Something un
usual was apparently about to happen. The
convalescents, who had been straightening
out bandages and rolling them up, and amus
ing themselves in various ways, now became
silent, and assumed a sort of military bear
ing. Tho poor fellows who had their knees
curled up on the cots for comfort straight
ened them out. Silence reigned supreme. It
was the inflection, or rather consultation,
hour of the physicians.
Dr. I'eabody, the visiting physician; Dr.
Richards, the house physician; Dr. Locke and
an assistant briskly marched into the room,
and the great doors of the ward were closed
behind them, not to be opened for even the
president until they retired. They marched
over to cot No. 1, followed by the nurses and
orderlies. They encircled its occupant, and
the orderly took from the wall a document
and handed it to the head physician. It was
a full report of the case before them, the
medicine he had received and the notes of the
attending nurses. A short consultation wm
held, and the orders of the physician were
booked by the head nurse. A similar consul
tation was held at the bedside of each pa
tient until they reached the last one. Then
they marched out of tho room, and the ward
was left hi charge of the nurses.
The corps of nurses were neatly attired hi
light blue gingham dresses, spotless white
prons and whitMtmusliu caps. They had
white kerchiefs o ''their shoulders, on which
were pinned a few flowers. A broiizo or sil
ver medal of the Nurses' guild was worn at
tno throat. Lach nurse was armed with a
pair cf scissors, a pair of tweezers and a hang
ing pin cushion filled with all styles and sizes
of pins. A sneeze or a groan would bring
one of these young ladies to your bedstead in
an inst it, day or night.
It was now the stranger's turn to receive at
tention. Tho thermometer scented with cai
holic acid was again put in his mouth. His
pulse was timed Ly a small eight day alarm
clock. Tho nurses had no watches. Ho was
plastered and poulticed until he was red in
tho face. They then left him. Curiosity led
a few of the convalescents to his side. They
read his bedside notes and chatted in n sj'm
pathetic tone. To them the reading of tin
bulletins and a chat with a now patient wen:
eventful episodes in their hospital lives.
"It is all nonsense," said one, "to engage c
private room in a hospital when you beccm-
very lonosonio and aro likely to die of cun'::.
In the wards there is always something goiug
on to make you forget your sickness, mi,;
when you are not going to die yourself there
is something exciting in seeing others die. 1
know it is the general impression among
those inexperienced in hospital life that pri
vate rooms aro a necessity, but onco they
leave them and spend a day in a ward they
will not retnrn to them."
Six o'clock p. m. was supper hour to some,
but aggravation to many. Dietetic instruc
tions are rigidly carried out. If a patient
required it there was no limit to the food ho
might obtain, but there is no guess work
about his requirements. The fever patient
might yell, as one did yell, "For God's sake
give me something to eat or I shall eat the
bedclothes," but ho only received just what
his case and condition demanded.
Milk was given in abundance, and sur
prisingly good miik it was, but it was served
ice cold and a patient might quaff it at one
gulp if he wanted to. Ihey say one gets
hardened to the scenes of suffering about
him, and tho stranger believes it. A man at
one end of the hall suffered terribly. Ha
spoke so that tho solid building fairly vi
brated. Opposite him sat a portly dropsical
patient serenely eating oyster soup, roast
chicken and rice pudding as calmly as though
at a banquet.
Supper over the backs and limbs of the in
valids were bathed in alcohol by tho hands
of female nurses. Male nurses would waste
too much alcohol and their rough hands
would irritate bed sores.
Ten o'clock, and all was quiet save an oc
casional sigh or moan from some sleepless
It was midnight. Through the row of tall.
crimson capped windows flooded the electric
light, casting upon the walls and ceiling long,
even streams of pale, quivering light. The
form of the faithful nurse was dimly outlined
in tho darkened room.
Streaks of daylight finally gleamed through
the eastern windows. Bedclothes were tossed
here and there, and limbs of disease laden
bodies in every conceivable direction and
shape wero seen. The nurses soon put tho
ward in order. Their pleasant "Good morn
ing" and earnest and sympathetic inquiries
after your health put every one in good humor.
The orderly distributed soap and water to
those able to wash themselves, and others had
their toilet mado for them. A barber came
in and with a very dull razor pulled out in
stead of cutting tiie beard. A peculiar ting
ling sensation was felt when the feet touched
the floor, and was the ca4se of merriment.
After everything was in order tlie corps of
doctors arrived and made their morning in
spection. "Do you know of any good reason
why you should not be discharged" asked the
physician of a convalescent.
"No," answered tho man.
"Then you ar discharged."
At the bedskleof the stranger he said to the
nurse: "Discontinue his medicine. Discon
tinue poultices and plasters. Discontinue
temperature. Give him soft diet and his
And they did, New York Evening Sun.
MY FRIEND AND I.
My friend and I, tv.-o souls agreed
Mis way I take as lie I'otli U-uJ,
Or In some path lie nay not know
lie follows luc, a.ul l::n v. e j.;o.
And luutuul honor we eoneeile.
My friend hath moods; ah, strong, Indeed,
As if mwuitocrat decreed
Ilis puliuse; Imt ue part not, though,
' My friend and 1.
Myself as strong my rule to heed.
As captives to each oilier freed
We dare to each tho answer "No,"
Nor friendship ever lirruk, uu,kso
We give to each lovc-'s' highest meed.
Sly frier, d and I.
Dwiglit Williams in J!ome Journal.
COFFINS MADE OF PAPER.
Novel and Ingenious .Method by Which
I'apcr ii ;ini; I'tilizcd.
"Hero is a very neat ttylo of cotl'm," re
marked a manufacturer of such articles to a
reporter, "it ls the latest thing out, ami is
really quite jiopular."
Tho collin did not seem to bo different from
tho ordinary kind of cakct. It was plain in
stylo and finished in rosewood, beautifully
marked. The handles wero of solid silver,
and tho inside was handsomely covered with
cushioned trimming of white silk, nenily
quilted. It was evidently a cofiiu that any
modest man cf sitniilo tastes could offer no
objection to being Lurid in.
"What do you think of it f
"It's a very neat sort f a coi'Iu, but I don't
seo anything remarkable about it."
"Lift one end of it."
Tho reporter arched his back, grasped the
handles firmly and put his strength into a
great lift The casket rose as though it wero
mado of painted air, so iiht was it, and the
experimenter narrow y escapud falling on his
"It feels as though it wero mn-.lo of paper.
How do you mako them so li-IiU '
"It is mado of paper," answered the manu
facturer; "compressed priper. It is cheaper
than wood, can bo pressed into shape, is more
durable and can bo mado much more quickly
and easily. Tho veneering is of another
piece of paper, very thin, which is painted
to resemble wood by machinery. W hen
tho collin is put together it is varnished and
trimmed, aud then it is ready for occu
pancy." "How did you happen to invent its"'
"I didn't invent it, but almost any ono
ought to have done so. lV.per lias been used
for car wheels for years past. Doors aro now
mado of tho same substance. Two thick pa
per boards, stamped and molded into panels
and glazod together with gli:o and potash,
and then rolled through heavy rollers, are
coming into use. They aro better than wood,
in thdTt they will not shrink, swell, crack or
warp. They arc made water proof with a
"Boats are also mado of paper," continued
the manufacturer, "und for certain kinds of
racing they are better even than tho ordinary
kinds of wood, and far cheaper."
"You will soon make your whole coflin out
of paper?" suggested the reporter
"W e are not far away from that now," re
plied tho maker. "They aro making window
glass from linen or cotton, modified uy chem
ical action. When tho gless is made it is
dipped in a preparation of camphor and alco
hol. It can then be molded aud cut into
transparent sheets that aro remarkably
tough and can stand double the strain cf tho
ordinary glass. Yes, sir, ic will not belong
before not only coffins for tha dead, but tho
houses for the living, can be mado from tho
foundation to the roof entirely out of paper.
"Who says wo aro not an iuveniivo race I"
The Clerk Walked Out.
A clothing dealer in an interior town had
occasion to visit the city to purchase eood?.
While ho was gono a young man entered tiio
store to buy a coat. A salesman waited upon
tho customer and showed him a coat plainly
marked $7. Tho customer tried it on and
said in a pleasant, confiding way. "I want a
good article, and I can afford to pay a littlo
more." Tho salesman showed him many
coats, and", finally, having removed the tag,
again offered him the 7 coat which had
fitted him at first, and said: "Here is a coat,
a fine article, just your fit, which I can sell
you for $13." Tho coat was again tried on,
the young man seemed pleased, paid his
money aud went away. On the merchant's
return tho salesman, with & smile of triumph
all over his countenance, rushed up to him
and boasted what he had done. The merchant
looked grave. He only said: "Does 8113 0:13
know who tho customer was?" A little bov
had recognized him as a workman in a neigh
boring factory and remembered his name.
The merchant sent for the young man, told
him of his mortification, gave him back 5
and the privilege of returning tho coat if ho
choso, and then said to the salesman: "Isow,
sir, I will pay you your week's salary and I
wish you to go. If you cheat my customer.--you
havo not principle enough not to cheat
me. If I can't havo my people sell goods
honestly I will go out of busiues.?. Good day.
sir." Dry Goods Chronicle.
Collapse of Holler Skating.
"I have never seen a business collapso like
roller skating," said an Ann street merchant.
"You seo these new nickel plated roller skates.
It cost from $2 to $3 to manufacture them.
The average price a couple of years ago was
$3 a pair, and now I can't sell them at seventy
"You see tho whole business has collap"d,
from Maine to California. The public got it
into their heads that tho rinks wero public
nuisances, aud acts were passed in this cit3
and that city suppressing them, or making
tho terms of their existence so onerous as vir
tually to force them out of the business. It
was hard on the rink proprietors, and hard
on the peoplo who mado skates. We second
hand dealers don't lose anything by it, for tho
goods aro almost given to us."
"Who are your customers?'
"It's funn-, but do you know that the
colored population is developing something of
a tendency toward roller .skating? In the
colored quarters of tho city half the children
may bo seen on the sidewalk shod with roller
skates. Don't know why they should take it
up when the whites are giving it up; but it's
about all that saves the roller skate business
now. Ah! here comes a customer."
He was colored, and looked like a prosper
ous waiter. II-j glanced for a moment at the
nickel plated seventy cents a pair, but fmallj
contented himself with a second Lund ihirtv
cent pair. 2s ew York Sun.
A Startling raer.
An investigation recently made by the
German home ofiiee into the condition of the
German workingmen brings out the startling
fact that the custom of working seven daj-s
in tho week, instead of six, is becoming very
prevalent. Tho workers in Germany aro
being robbed of their Sunday. Public
K rakes on Scotcti Vehicles
Every vehicle in Scotland, especially in the
Highlands, is provided with a brake. .No
pony chaiso cr village cart is without one,
and to go down tho smallest declivity with
out usiug it is regarded as recklessness on the
part of the driver and cruelty to the horses.
For tlie next fi;w weeks clioiee oflots in .Smtli I'nik 111:13
be liaillor s !;"() I'mvhaser may pay all in easli; or one
half cash, 1 lie other half in one year; or, one thinl cash, bal
ance in one and two years; or S'J;" cash, remainder in month
ly installments of $10; or, any one areein- to construct a
residence worth $l'0O ami upwards w ill heiven a lot with
out further consideration.
to select your residence lots, even though you should not
contemplate building at once. One visit to South I 'ark
will convince the most skeptical that it is 1 he most desirable
residence locality in the city, and we will add, that the most
substantial class of buildings ol which Pint Ismouth can
boast for the year 187, are now bcini constructed in this
eaoufiu same I rees
adm Ttorai Ml 4 ttfa nJj jtgui miMt txm cLc
around and through the entire tract.
Any one desiring to construct
tions residence in South Park,
ol" plans of the latest sty lc of
ollice. Anyone desiring to
to purchasing, will be driven to the park at our expenso.
South I 'ark is k-s Hum three f.-rfhs of a mil" ironi the Opera lloib-e.
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examine property with a view
either (Jncairo or i.incoin Avenue.
jonn a. uavies,
tlht cirriaoje--. p;:-hearer wagons
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