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PI.ATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY EVJ2XING, NOVISJIDKtt 12, 188
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C1ASS I.()DiK. Nil 148. 1 . O. K.-.Meets
'every Tuesday oveiiint; of e;.c!i wek. All
transient brothels me renuectl ully invited to
fPMO LOIM.K NO. K4. A. O. V. W.-Meets
every siltemai l'rhlay evening :it Iv. of I .
hall. Transient lrotli-r ar resieetiully in
Titedtoattend. I'.. White, Master Workmsin ;
It. a, 1 aite. Foreman ; 1'. J - Morgan, Overseer ;
J. E. Morris. Kecorder.
CM1 SD.SU. MODKUN WOODMEN
l of America Meets second ami fourth Moil
Jay evening at K. of 1. hail. All transient
hrotherft re ri'niesl-'l to meet with ti-. ' A.
Neweo nor. Vfi;er itI Consul : !. F,
Worthy Adviser; I. U. Sniiih, hx-Haiiker ; W.
C. Willetts, Clerk.
'1 "IlLATTSMOlTTIi I.ODCK NO. 8. A. O. V. W.
T X Mets evi-rv alternate Friday evening at
Kockwood hall at o eloeif . All transient broth
ers are respeet fully invile.l io attend. '. A.
Outsehe, M. W. ; S. C, Oreen. Kurcm.iu : S. U.
WUde. Uecorder; rt. A. Newcomer, uver-eer.
McCONIHIE POST 45 G. A. R.
J. W. .Johvsos Commander,
C S Twi-is Senior Vice "
F. a. r.vr iiiiii .r "
k.o. Mi.ks Adj slant.
Auiii'M Tauis ii ! M.
MamiX luxox U.ieerol the Pay.
CHAK1.I-.4 F Utl " " Oi:;ild
r.K.v.f. Hksii-lk Sergt Miijur.
Ja:ob OoMi: .km.vx. . ..Quarter Master Sergt.
Ai-i'HA Wkkiht I'ost Chaplain
AleetiiK Saturday eveuiiiL'.
Watcliss, Cft Jewelry
Sii3GialAt!ent ouiYeaWatcli RejairiDg
Library - Lamps
Ufliaaa Mm an
ft. Met wain,
WE WILL HAVE A
AT THE USUAL
" Cheap Prices
SMITH & BLACK'S.
Represent the following tiiiie
tried and lire-tested companies:
American Central-St. I. va s. Assets Sl.C5.ool
Fire Assocla io-i-Phi; .delphia, "
Franklin-riiil u'-ei; hi i, "
Irs. C '. of North Ame'i'i Phil."
Liverpool&Iwi-Jon & ;'.obe-Eng "
Jfrth Uritlsh .i Mereantile-Enu '
yorwic'.i Caion-Eiurla'.id. "
priuif:eld F. .V M.-SpriuSeld. "
Total Assets. ;2.u;,::4
mi Aja?t3l ni ?di at tills A gene
Lincoln. Neb., Nov 1. Governor
Thayer has iasueil tlio followiu"; procla
STATK V NKllItA" ka,
KXKI'ITI VK DKI'AlilJIKNT. ('
At this season of th'' year when hu r.-trth has
t:iven forth si'i Khundanl lueiease; when ti e
harvest have been Kalht-ieil, au.i leaii.inti
that the year, wliich is now drawing to a close,
been one of pro-iierlty, health and hap! I
nes to tiie pe 'Me of .;l rusk i. it i- n.ei.'t that
ti.ey sho ild make lii.iuhl acknowledgements
to our Ifeaveuly Father fur his uiipeakHblo
In aeeordaiiee with an apprprhda and lime
honored cii;oiij, and ein loi uiiD.: to Ihe proc
laiiintion of the president of the I'nited States,
I. .John M. Thayer, governor of the state ot
Nebra-ka. do hereby set u;;;rt Thursday, th
2ih flavof ibis inontii as a day oMhauka-
KivinK, pr:iyer and oraisi io the Mip-eme ruler
of the universe fur his rich and manifold blc.s-
t reecjin nenil ttiat. on that day, tiie people
lava-side their usual avocations, and, assem
bling in ttieir ai-eusloined place devoied to
Chri-tian worship, render llim ttie homu
of trrateful he. ills for tiie Innumerable favors
lie n.ts voucsafed to to us as a people.
And nliile it should tin a day of icjoiciofr.
when kindled and others lon separated,
shall unite again l jovous reunions, the Hiur
and needy shoiihl be borne lu kindly reineiii
brauee, ihus imitating the example of our
divine m fhter who, while upon the. eaith, went
adout doing gooil.
IN WITNESS WIIEUEOK I have
hereto set my hand, and caused
Ihe great seal ol the state to be
skauJ allixed hereto. Done at Lincoln
this und day of November, A. I.
By the Rovenior : J n M. TllAYKit.
i. I. I.AW4, Kecretarv of Strte,
Latest by Telegraph.
UOItKOWHU AXU bTOLEN.
A Brief Account of the Death of
The scene at the Cook county jail yes
terday morning was quiet but excitoing.
The four doomed men rose at a few min
utes i:ist seven o'clock and arranging
their toilets, ate thoir last meal. After
this they spent their time in writing. At
9:o0 news came that Capt, Black was
making his last appeal to Governor Ogles
by for the lives of his cli.iuts. and Sheriff
Jl'.tson with-held the execution for one
hour and lifty-four miuutcs so that the
anarchists should have ewry possible
show for life. About 10 o'clock Gov.
OgKsby sent word he had decided' once
for all and preparations began for the
rilKFEHATIONS KOU PK.VTH.
Through a window one saw a number
of policemen armed with rifles, looking
down from the roof of the Dearborn
street wing on the proceedings. The
chief baiiiff began at 11:10 calling out
the names of the persons summoned as
jurors and bringing them forward to a
row of little stools directly in front of
tiie gallows. No other sounds were
heard in the long high corridors but the
solemn monotonous voice of the bailiff
and the rustling of the jurors as they
tiptoed forward through the crowd.
Tlio eyes of the crowd beg in to center
on the dark box upon the scaffold and
the dangling ropes. This box seemed to
possess a fearful fastination and was ab
sorbing the attention of every person in
the corridor when a frighitful wail
startled the crowd. Some who had
heard the horrible groaning of Lingo;
yesterday just before his death declared
it sounded as if he was still in agony,
but this was mere fane-. The black
jail cat waa the cause of the commotion,
and Rt intervals continued to emit her
ghost like mewing.
THE DEATH QIIKANT.
was read first to Spits, then to Fisher,
then to Engle and at 11:45 the sheriff
was through with Parson?. Spies Engle
and Fisher in their shrouds, were standing
at the open grated door and saying
adieus to friends in the visitor's cage.
All the men were now in their shrouds,
and at 11:49 the death inarch to the
scaffold started. Tiie command to the
crowd fronting the gallows that all must
stop smoking was given at 11:3.1. The
dozen or two who were using the weed
quenched the lire, some rather reluctant
ly, and the ashes slowly thrown on the
It was now 11:45 and the suspense of
the crowd near the gallows was like slow
The squat form of Engel alongside
with his stupid, wide-jawed face, made a
hedcou- contrast to Parsons' assumption
of ths halo of a martyr.
Fischer was head and shoulders taller
than the other three, making his only oc
casional looks of too-evident bravado
more uoticeabla than might otherwise be
at sorry adyantage compared with the
steady coolness of Spies. The Litter's
exhibition of quiet, thorough nerve far
surpassed as a wonder the demeanor of
any of his comrades.
ADJUSTING THE ROPES.
Four burly deputies standing to the
rear of the four condemned men began
without delay to adj'ustthe ropes. Spies'
noose being the first one placed. The
knot was slipped down the cord, close
against his neck. Spies (lid not show a
tremor, but when the same process wjis
being carried out ' with Fischer h
turned und quietly whispered to the bail
iff some suggestion concerning the rope.
Fischer's occasional ardor . was quite
noticeably lessened when hu felt the
hempen strand, and Engel bit his under
lip hard when his turn came.
Just then Dr. Murphy, a young physic
ian standing back of Engel, whisper
ingly cracked a joke in Engel's ear. In
credible as it may seem, the low browed
anarchist laughed outright with the rope
around his neck and while another was
being fastened on Parsons by his side,
but the grotesque laugh in a single in
stant and Parsons meekly as a sait cast
his eyes up at the dangling rope above
THE CAP DI AWN DOWN.
Before the four anarchists had an ink
ling of what was to be done the white
caps were slipped upon their heads and
drawn quickly down to the necks, shut
ting off th'! view of each as completely
and with less warning: than does the
camera cloth of the photographer.
August Spies was the lirst of the four
doomed to make use of A its while he
could. In a tone of intense bitterness of
spirit, he, the man who wrote the infam
ous "Revenge" circular, hissed out
between his tightly clenched teeth:
"There will com; a time when our
silence will be more powerful than the
voices they are strangling to dearth."
The last syllable of Spies' concluding
words, hoarse with suppressed passion,
had not reached an cud when Engel, rais
ing his voice, wildly cried:
"Hurrah for anarchy!"
Fischer caught the lire of the utterance
and still more loudly excl dmed:
"Hurrrah for anarchy. This is the hap
piest moment of my life-"
T1IK TilAP SPiiCNO
A crash as of a falling h aise thun
dered throughout the corridors. Tli3
slciiiler ropes were taut. In full view of
200 men in front were four white, writh
ing shrouds. The ropes could be seen
slowly tightening about the necks that
between the caps and shroads could be
noticed blackening and purpling. Nine
mortal minutes passed. Then it was
k:iown to a certainty thatnot a neck had
been broken. The four Haymarket mur
derers had been literally throttled and
strangled by law.
DISPOSITION OF THE BODIES.
When the cofiiins were brought to the
scaffold, Sheriff Matson exclaimed: "His
will be done." The bodies were low
ered in the following order: Spies, Fischer
Engel and Parsons. All looked natural.
The coffin lids were quickly screwed
down. EngcTs and Lingg's remains
were t ikeu to No. 2SG Milwaukee Av.
Fischer's wife claimed his, Mrs. Sphs
took August's and Mrs. Parsons took that
of her husband. Spies' was removed in
his coffin at 1:40 o'clock. The remains
was received by a committee of the west
ern labor union. Before they left the
jail they went into the visitors1 cell and
shouted goodby to Schwab Fieldeu, who
will be removed to Joliet penitentiary to
morrow. A Venire for Arensdorfs Case.
Siocx Citt, la., Nov. 12- Judge Wake
field has issued a special venire of seventy-five
jurymen in the Arcnsdorf case.
Forty of these are drawn from the county
and the balance from the city. It is now
thought that when the case is called on the
14th inst., there will be no delay.
Fort Madison's Bis Bridge.
Fort Madison, la. Nov. 11. The
400 foot draw span of the new Santa Fe
bridge crossing the Mississippi river at
this point, was swung for the first tin.e
at 2 p. in. to-day. The tolal length of
the iron work is 1,925 feet, the approaches
increasing the length to one-half mile.
Trains will be running across by the 1st
of December. But three and a half
miles of track remains to be laid between
the river ind Galesburg, 111. This will
be done in a shoit time so that trains are
expected to run through to Chicago from
the Pacific coast before New Years.
Some fashionable women in Philadelphia
have the backs raid seats of bedroom chairs
upholstered with silk and filled with broken
balsam Loughs, which give fragrance for the
Destruction by Salt Bllnlnjj.
The extensive subsidences of North wich,
Eng., according- to Mr. Thomas Ward, have
no other eauso tbin the pumping of brine for
the manufactura of white salt. The upper
bed of sail lies beneath about fifty yards of
marl ; the lower bed, separated from the first
by ten yards of marl, is over thirty yards
thick. The sinking was first noticed in 1770,
a century after the -first discovery of salt, and
has progressed rapidly since. Much property
has been destroyed, and large lakes have
been formed one having an area of 10C
acres and all depths up to forty-five feet. -Arkansaw
A 3IIX1) DISEASED. I
MONOMANIA SAID TO BE THE ONLY
SAFETY OF MANKIND.
An Kxpert's Opinion of I.unury and Lu
natic A Product of Gin Cleanliuen
linn to Seed Kfiligious JVrvoiw-I,'oreijjn
"It is dillieult to draw Iho lino lietwixt
sanity and lunacy," said the lato superinten
dent of an insane asylum, who finally ended
his days at Napa, where ho was sent ns an in
mate, to a rejKirter. lie was an entertaining
monologist, and us instructive as ho was en
tertaining. "1, in common with many physi
cians," said he, "contend that every ono is a
monomaniac, and ho who escaiies Txjlymania
is a fortunate man.
"I am often asked what I consider to be
tho most frequeut causo of insanity," lie went
on, "ami I, in my turn, have put tho samo
question to all men of our profession who
have made disease of tho mind at all a
specialty. A young doctor from Dublin
answered the question tersely with ono word,
"Yfi, J suppose alcohol is responsible for a
great denl of it, and yet the French have
fewer insane than any people upon earth,
and with them tho red wine is drunk by the
tun, and it contains a large per cent, of nleo
hol. Overwork, stimulated by the prevalent
spirit of rivalry, breaks down tiie brain
forces of the American ; but his body gener
ally succumbs as well, av that our insane are
violent and short lived, while in Great lirit
ian it takes tho form of dementia, and the
patient lives on and on and dies ia a maudlin
condition of old age.
"Tho county ot" York, in England, is di
vided into what is known as the Eust and
West Riding. In early times so many miles
was called a day's riding. Well, in tho West
Riding alone of Yorkshire the is a public
asylum containing 1,''00 native lunatics. Be
sides, there are those kept nt home by friends
or sent to private institutions, and tho other
half of the county is furnished with another
asylum of even greater capacity.
freaks of moxomakiacs.
"Were not any ubnormal condition of
mind sad to contemplate, some of the freaks
of monomaniacs would be most amusing.
Many times what appears but W leading char
acteristic or modification of chcraeter in
youth assumes at middle life, especially with
women, distinctive features of lunacy.
"I remember a lady I knew in her young
married days, who was noted for her splen
did housekeeping. Not a sjcck of dirt was
to lie found, even in' t?io remotest corners of
her dark closets. The parlor fairly shone
vith cleanliness, anc" even her kitchen was a
poem in the beauty of its absolute order and
freedom from tho smallest smirch.
"Ten j-ears later I visited her, and before
she allowed me to enter she asked me to rub
my feet on a series of mats before the door,
and before she offered me a chair she wiped
it carefully with a neatly hemmed cloth
that she constantly held in her hand or kept
in the pocket of a large apron she wore over
her elegant robe de maison.
"It did not occur to me until I had been a
couple of hours in the house that my hostess
was a mad woman, nor did even her hus
band suspect it, so slowly had this thing
crept upon her; but she is today in an asylum
with a dust rag in her hand, and not a grain
of dirt mars the uiier cl-janliness of her
"Kleptomania is ono of tho most common
phases we find, and," added tho dix-tor, with
dry humor, "it appears to be confined to no
class or condition of men. The real klepto
lunacy is generally confined to the stealing of
some class of articles, and arises from ante
natal desire or covetousncss, and is usually
outgrown by adults, though it is not uncom
mon with children.
AX AGGRAVATIXf CAUSE.
"Religious fervor is probably the most fre
quent aggravating cause of insanity in this
country. I remember visiting a country asy
lum where there were thirty-seven patients.
Twenty-eight of these had gone mad over re
!igion, five had been sunstruck, two had re
ceived falls and ono had been frightened daft
in a hotel fire. And this samo large percent
age of religio-maniacs prevails in nearly all
of our asylums.
"But now our madhouses are becoming so
filled up with foreigners, it is difficult to de
termine with much accuracy anything about
it from a provincial standpoint. One of the
surgeons of the Anchor line steamers told me
he brought over no less than a score of
lunatics, drugged into a submissive state,
and kept so the first few days out from Great
Britain, and that they sometimes became
quiet violent before they reached New York.
Here they are put in pauper asylums and our
government protects them through the long
years of their physical decadence.
"I once knew a woman who could not see
water without wanting to drink. It was as
much a ruling characteristic with her that
she never went anywhere without taking
with her a silver tankard of the beverage,
and when she went to church to have her
child christened she had to stop tho rite long
enough to satisfy her natural craving by
drinking from the baptismal font with the
clergyman's goblet, causing a subdued laugh
through the congregation. But, poor woman,
she couldn't have helped it, had it been to
save her life." San Francisco Post.
The Lawyer and the Cashier.
A Bank Cashier who had Stolen $00,000
from the Bank and skipped out to Cincinnati
Went to a Lawyer and said :
"How can I Fix Matters so as to be safe
from the Lawf
"I will Arrange to have the Bank Settle
for Half the Amount," was the Prompt reply.
"When this had been done the Thief Ex
pressed his Great Pleasure and Satisfaction,
"And now what shall I Pay you for your
"The Other Half, sir!" was the Calm reply.
Moral. It's a Wonder the Lawyer left so
much for the Bank. Detroit Free Press.
A Serious Drawback.
A New York man says that the great draw
back to electric street railways is that you
cannot ride even a block on one of those cars
without having your watch completely mag
netized and ruined so for as time keeping ia
concerned. All the electric roads have the
same difficulty, and the inventors, although
they have been trying for years, have not
yet succeeded in discovering a remedy. Un
til that defect is removed no electric street
railway will be a toccess. The Argonaut.
Ui i-l 17 J7 VI.TO i 1VL OrKAIOI 7
A full line of
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FHOM $2. TO $10.
JOS. V. WECKB CH'S
T1-JE DAYLIQliT STOfjK
Of our ilrt
10 G-ESMv SPECIAL SALES- 20
SJk Velvets and Velveteens
Fitly pieces Silk Velvets, all shades, at 61.00 per yard, former
price Sl.uO per yard. Twenty-live pieces Silk Plush at ;1. 25 per yd.,
former prices $1.75 to 2.50 your choice at 81.25. Twenty-five
pieces Velveteens at 35c, 50c and 75c, formerly 50c, S5c and 1.25.
surah silk, mm mm m, m mm,
Ten pieces such silks at 75 cents and S5 cents, worth 1.00 ar.d
1.25. Twenty-five piecjs
cents, worth $1 and 1.S5- Moir.i
(5p As the Prices indicated above are Kemnikably
Low, the goods having- been purchased at a saeril-Ice sale,
we are willing to .share the benefits with you, do not delay,
FBOM TO if 50.
FHOM $2. TO $12.
IN ALL STYLES.
Rid Astraclian and For TrimmiDgs.
FHOM $0. TO $:J5.
Morning" Nov. 7.
irross-grained silks at 75 cents and b2
silks at 1.32. worth 1.75.
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