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TME -DAILY IlEJiALI), PlJVrxDi,u i rf ,vr;;;::ASIvA, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, iSSS.
Tlis Piattsmoatb Daily Herald
Publishers & Proprietors.
TUB PLATTSMOUTn 1IKKALJJ
Is published evcrr venlne ?scept Sunday
aad Weekly eery Thursday morning. Krgls
trd at tlie pofttofRco, I'lalUinouth. Nelr.. us
econd-alass matter. Ofllce corner of Vlue aud
TUMI FOR UAII.V.
Oae eoy one year In adranoe, by mail 6 H
Oae copy per mouth, by carrier M
On copy per week, by carrier 15
TIKMI KOK WEEKLY.
Sue eopy one year, in advauce Si 51
ne copy tlx months in jiUtbucc 75
-.4 QUININE SETTLER.
An American- fr so-trader khould nerer
touch afact or a figure, not even to con
demn it; tke plaguy tiling will be sure
to hurt him before he can let go of it. It
is the dutj and the province of au Ameri
can free-trader to reproduce ancient
European theories with solemnity, mind
less that there is now a now and native
school of political economy. To palaver
of Mill and Iticario, of Adam Smith and
Bast i tat, and to sneer ineffably when
Clay and Webster, Baird aud Morrill
Greeley and Keeley are mentioned as
authoiities; to air their acquaintance with
and admiration of foreign and their
ignoranca of and contempt toward Ameri
can economists arc safe things for Ameri
can free-traders. But they should neycr,
nevor, touch a act or a iigura.
If there were figures or facts that could
be made scrviceabls to the free traders
they would be those relative to the price
and manufacture of quinine in the United
states; for quinine was placed on tlie
free list in 1679, and it is very much low
er in price now than it wa then; there is
also much more quinine used justtwic:
as much now as then. Thtso tempting
circumstances hare often lured free-trad
ers into danircrous proximity to
facts and figures, the New York Sl'ir
beinff tin last victim to impudence. It
pleased that journal of free trade to s.-iy,
on the 12th day of this month, that the
United State' consumption of quinine is
greater by 2,000,000 ounces a year than
under protection, which is true; and also
that the price is lower by $3 per ounce,
which is also true; and therefore that free
trade in quinine has delivered tlie people
of this country from a "tax to manufac
turers of $6,000,000 a year, or about $50.
000,000 since the trade in quinine was
made free," which is utterly and idioti
callv untrue. The facts and figures here
hurt the free- trader, as usual.
For whila quinine is cheaper by $2. C9
per ounce in the United States now than
it was in 1877, jmst prior to its being:
made free, it is cheaper by 2.G6 per ounce
in London, where it always was free. So
that the reduction in pi ice is not due to
the redaction ii duty. Again, the price
in London, where quinine was not taxed,
was $3.1 C per ounce in 1877, and in the
ume year it was $3.50 in the United
States; so that the tariff did uot raise
the American price beyond the rate of
exchange and cost of transportation
Tariff tax on quinine no more created
monopoly than tariff tax on woolens li3s
done. There was always competition to
bring prices down to lowest rates. Tlie
price is now lower here and everywhere
else than in 1877 simply because the sup
ply of raw material from which it is
made is cheaper, and the supply of raw
material is cheaper simply because it ii
more plentiful, large plantations of cin
chona trees in India and Java having
grown to bark-producing maturity. In
1877 there was a threatened famine of
cinchona bark, and prices of quinine
were universally high; in 1887 there is a
plethora of bark, and the prices of qui
nine are universally low. But the ratio
of difference between American and
English prices is not bettered for the con
suraer, present prices being about .
cents per ounce here and oO cents in
London, against $3.50 here and $3.10 in
London prior to the abolition of duty
The retailer makes 300 or 400 per cen
more profit now than formerly; the con
tamer is very slightly benefited. Free
traders should never touch figures.
The figures given have simply been in
part misunderstood, and in part may no
have been known to the free-trade Star.
those that follow wou'.d seem to have been
willfully DJiTjrttd. Says the Star: "The
manufacture of the drug has been' vastly
ineresed in America since that date as
shown by the fact that the number o
makers has increased from four in 1879 to
fourteen in 18S7," and then the names o
manufacturers are given. But of the
fourteen names mentioned, the eminent
firm of Powers & Weichtman says that
three only are now manufacturing quinine,
one of the four makers in 1S79 having
been driven out of the market; of the re
maining eleven two relinquished the ex
rwriment of comnetinir with the low
wages of Europe; nine of the firms men
tioned never made an ounce of guinine
Free traders should never meddle with
The number of American quine makers
then, ie less undet free-trade than under
prothction, and the price of the drug, as
compaaed with foreign prices, is not
lower, and is absolutely very little lower
to the conrnmer, the retailer being the
V chiof , beneficiary. But, wye the scar,
the country now uses 1,U00.000 ouncea a
year, against 2,000.000 prior to free
trade, therefore the home manufacture is
Increased. IJutiti.-m't. The imports ex
ceed the increase of consumption; so that
there is less Americvn quinine made.
against a greater consumption, and with
out relative reduction in price. The
talian government pays a bounty on
every otinco of liome-inade quinine ex-
lortcd to the United States. The quin
ue industry is a minor one, but it is one
of the few upon which free-traders have
aid hands. They have given half the
home market to Europe, have not re
duced prices, haya crippled a trade in
which wages were high. Free-traders
should never be permitted to monkey
with industry. Their mission is to re
produce ancieut theories, and to compli
ment each other upon the profundity of
their knowledge. Inter-Ocean.
It is coming! the celebrated tariff revis
ion bill to be presented by the demo
cratic majority of the Fiftieth Congress,
and one would think from the cackle
that this is to be the first tariff legisla
tion this country has ever had proposed
by its law makers. The only difficulty
to be solved is to originate some plan by
which it mny be handed up to Grovcr
Cleveland without permitting the lis
publican members to pas an opinion or
vote on tho measure. There are but two
plan3 we can euggest, the iirst would be
"the Mississippi plan," and the second
would be to submit it to a Democratic
caucus and, if it passes the rapids there
without breaking up, forward it to Gro
ver without allowing it to appear in the
open session of the House. S immy Cox
ind Mil's, of Texas, might take it up to
Gkovki:, they are both humorints.
Tan Chicago News denounces speaker
Carlisle roundly for his lack of back
bone. It naja: "Speaker Carlisle has so
little backbone that his Prince Albert
coat has as many folds in its back as a
three-decker accordion. What impartial
ty lis has comes from the weak desire to
offend no one, not from a moral purpose
to do that which he knows to be right
irrespective of consequences. One in
stance alone is sufficient to show Carlisle's
utter unfitness for the place he occupies.
Civil-service reform is one of the most
important questions before the nation.
President Cleveland owes much of his
advancement to the faith that advocates
of the reform have placed in his attach
ment to the principle. Ho has neytr
failed to recommend it. And yet Car
lisle, professiug to be a friend to the ad
ministration and even to the reform it
self, has appointed Judson C. Clements
of Georgia, an open enemy of reform,
chairman of the committe on the subject
in the house."
Begg's Cherry Cough Syrup.
Is warranted for all that the label calls
for, so if it does not relieve your cough
you can call at our store and the money
will bs refunded to you. It acts simul
taneously on all parts of the system,
thereby leaving no bad results. Q, P.
Smith & Co., Druggists. j25-3md&w
The savage king of the Matabele, in
South Africa, has .probably never heard
of the game laws of civilized nations,
but it has occurred to hi in that some
thing should be done to save tho ele
phants from utter extermination, and he
has Bet about the task. He has issued an
order that white men be no longer per
mitted to hunt the elephant hi his large
territory. He says tho Dutch and Eng
lish hunters have left very few elephant?
alive, and that he will not permit the
noble animals to be hunted again until
thev are largely increased in numlcr.
The ivorv trade south of the Zambesi is
no longer profitable, because so few ele
phants fall in the way of the hunters.
No part of Africa is now rich in ivory
except tho unhunted regions of the
Two young women by the name of
Draper carry on a successful farm at
Auburndale, Mass., about eighteen miles
from Boston. Two or three years ago
they were teaching school, which occu
pation they gave up to see what they
could do as farmers. They owned their
place, so they began to carry out their
plans as soon as deckled uion. They
began by raising chickens,, and their eggs
are famous the country round. To prove
that they are fresh, each ea;g is stamped
with the date of its birth, and for tbi3
guarantee their customers are willing to
pay double the market price. Every
thing they raise is of the best, and is
made to appear to the best advantage.
To attain success they are obliged to
work hard, and It is not unusual for
them to begin their day's work at S
o'clock in the morning.
Koforms in the reeracc
Earl Dunraven proposes to reform the
British house of lords by creating life in
stead of hereditary peers, and making
the legislative body elective by the peer
age for a period of nine years, a third of
tlie number retiring triennially. He
would have tlie chamber of peers consist
of only 100 or 150 members, and the un
elected peers who might be eligible would
be relegated to the house of commons.
The scheme is not likely to receive any
important support. Frank Leslie's.
The Lick Telescope.
Tlie gigantic Lick telescope on Mount
Hamilton, Cal., is at last ready for its
work of astronomical exploration. It is
the greatest refracting telescope in the
world, arid now that its maker, Alvan
Clark, is dead, there is little probability
that it will ever have a rival, at least in
the present state of development of the
art of telescope making. Frank Leslie's.
incefnrc t:at catt?
ONLY A FEW FOUND IN THE NEW
An ild Darkey Talks Abont the Favorite
Utah That Tickles the Palate of Ills
Fun LovlDg Race, and Tells How to
A reporter was leaning against a popular
6tall in the Washington market recently.
when a countryman camo along with a small
bag swung across his broad shoulders. He
paused before tho stall and eyed the bulky
form of the ponderous niarketman with a
twinkle in his eye which proclaimed that he
was not a stranger to the man he finally
winked at. Tho huge butcher returned the
silent greeting with tho humorous stoicism
of his tribe, and, after a decorous pause, re
marked jrith a satisfied blondnoss he did not
attempt to conceal:
"Ah! I see you've got 'em."
"Yas; I've got 'em," replied the country
man, "an' they's jess th' purtiest critters you
ever lay y'r eyes 'pon."
Tho countryman slowly shifted the bag
from his shoulder to tho floor, and thon thrust
his ample right hand into it, but with tho
measured slowness which denoted long prac
tice in the art of subjecting baste to a science.
Slowly he drew his hand out of tho bag and
held up a largo animal by a long, clean,
white tail. The animal looked like a pig, raid
it didn't. It had iron gray hair all over it in
thin jatchcs. It was remarkably fat. The
countryman repeated the operation until
three of the animals lay upon tho stall. The
butcher gazed at them with admiration.
Then turned them over and over. Then held
them up, one at a time, by the long tail, and
finally dumped them in tho scales, one at a
time. When ho had finished ho went to his
drawer and produced a silver dollar,
which he handed to tho countryman, who
took tho coin and went his way, only a grunt
of satisfaction disclosing thas ho was amply
"Opossum, ehf said trio reporter.
"Yes, and mighty lino ones they are; plump
as they can be, and first class in every way."
said tho butcher.
"Who buys them?''
"Who buys 'em!" exclaimed tho butcher.
"Why, my dear fellow, them 'possums won't
hang on them pegs twenty minits by my
watch. Every colored man what corne-3
along this way will seo them 'possuins tho
minit he strikes the entrance, and he'll mak
a break for my stall. There's nothing in this
market in tho meat lino a colored man '11 buy
as long as ono of them animals is around."
"You make good profits on thems"
"A Veil, you see, I take all that John brings;
and not all tho butchers cares about bother
ing with 'em. They don't ornament a stall
to kill, you know."
Tho reporter could not subscribo to this
sentiment, but before he had time to remark
he caught sight of an aged African bearing
down upon tho stall with all the expedition
his years would allow.
"How much fur dis, boss?" ho said, grab
bing the largest opossum by the tail.
"Sold!" said the butcher, with emphasis.
"Sol'! Great Scott!" exclaimed tho Afri
can, with lamentation in his voice and con
sternation in his looks. "You don' sol'
eh? Too bad! I don' set my heart on
'possum. Y' can't lem me havo 'em? '
"No. He's sold; sold him before I
"But you ain't don' sol' dis one?" said tho
customer, seizing the next in sizo with a look
"No; that one's for sale."
Before the conversation had proceeded fur
ther another ancient representative of Ham
bad como upon the scene and was waiting
his turn. He looked upon tho second prize
with a longing eye, and the reporter could
see that he was anxious to compete for tho
possession of it.
"How much does y'r want fur it?" asked
the first customer, eyeing the second comer
with volumes of distrust.
"I want seventy-five American pennies
with Pocahontas stamped on the back," said
the butcher, with a wave of his hand.
"I'll gin y'r er dollah, boss," said the sec
"No, y'r won't do no sieh, Mr. Smartie,"
exclaimed the tirst customer. 'Dat's, mj"
'possum, an' I'm gwinter have 'im, an' y'r
needn't let y'r mouff juice up ober do hopes
ob gittin' 'im." The man held tho opossum
firmly in his strong grasp with his right
hand while he skirmished in all his pockets
for his money. After a while he produced
tho required pennies and said with lofty
mien: "Dar's y'r money, sah, Pokeehuntus
an' all." "
Tho second customer said nothing, but as
certaining that the remaining opossum could
be had for fifty cents, paid down tho tariff
and shuffled off, casting upon the first cus
tomer, however, a glance which looked like
a razor in tho sharpness of its direct view
and iu the bluntness of it iu its gidewiso
"Tell tho gentleman here something about
tho 'possum, Uncle Jack," said the butcher.
"Cert nly, said Uncle Jack, witn a
chuckle. "I"s been buy in' 'possums from
y'r more'n five year, ain't it? I guess it am.
An' mighty nice 'possums dey is, ter be
aho'. But they don'i hoi" er caudle light ter
'possums in de lan' whero I was f oteh up. I
corns fromole Virginy, w'ere do 'possums
grow on de 'simmon trees."
'I see. Your mind goes back to the good
o:d days before tho war. Yon can't forget
thoso days, even here in New York, ehj"
"Well, I mout f urgit do days, but I can't
furgit do 'possums," said Uncle Jack, and
thero was a levity in his voice which indi
cated that tho sly old fox knew a thing or
"Well, tell us all about it. Tell us how you
cook the opossum," said the reporter.
"How you cook 'em, boss? Dat's a Cue
nuest'n. De people up dhj way doan know
nuffin 'bout cookin' er 'possum. Dey goes
'bout it like dey want de 'possum ter sfim
erway in grease. W'y, look at dat 'possam.
Do ho look like he want eny mo' grease ter
cook he'self in it? An' den dey go skin do
'possum!" And Uncle Jack burst out in a
fit of laughter which was simply indescriba
ble. "Lemme tell y'r how y'r do it. Y'r tek do
'possum an' hold 'im ober a fire mek of corn
shucks till y'r dun singe all de ha'r off him.
Den y'r scrapo 'im wid a dull case knife; on'
den y'r put 'im in hot water, jess like y'r do
er pig. By dat timo ho be clean on' w'ite.
Den y'r clean 'im jess like y'r wo'd a pig.
But now comes de p'int Ye mek y'r stuffln'
in dis way: Tek er loaf ob corn pone an'
brek it up fine. Den y'r cut up two red in
yuns; den cut up two red peppers; mix dis
up nice an' put it inside de "possum, careful
like. Den put 'im in er big oben and wedge
'im all round wid big sweet pertatcrs. Put
de led od de oben, on' put oak cools under it
an' on top on it. Den let de 'possum stay
dero till 'im be cooked brown all ober. When
he done, Lor', w'at er dish !" New York Sun.
By using soda water as a wash you can
clean ceilings that have been smoked by a
Altering a note in
holder makes it void.
any manner by tho
Drotison Alcott recently passed bid
88th birthday. In a private letter to a
friend Miss Louisa M. Alcott says:
"Father faila slowly. He no longer goes
out, sleeps much of tho timo and takes
less interest in things about him. But
he 6till likes his books at hand and enjoys
seeing a friend now and then. The twi
light is closing gently in, and he may
fall asleep at any moment. Thanks to
the friends who hold the dear old man in
Dennis Kearney was indoors when the
storm broke in New York th other day,
and the streets wero sheeted with ice
when he got ready to go out. He looked
curiously at the sidewalks and asked:
"What kind of weather is this? How
would you describe it ? ne was told that
it was a rain storm simply, but that tho
rain was freezing as it fell. "Heavens!"
cried he, "and Is ithlippery? Why! isn't
that terrible!" He was advised to try it
and find out. He did try it, and he did
find out. Dennis is not a remarkably
Gold Dost Uncalled For.
Manager Coffee, of Wells, Fargo &
Co., recently said to a San Francisco re
porter: ' You would be surprised to see
what stacks of gold coin and gold dust
remain hero uncalled for. When we
have kept it long enough wo send the
gold d.ist to the mint and get it coined,
and then credit it to the unknown. Years
ago an old feilow living up on the John
Day river, in Oregon. Bent us a big bag
of gold. Wo stowed it away until tl)3
big looked like a relic of the middle ages,
aiul would scarcely hoid together. Then
we sent the bag of dust and nuggets over
to the mint and got it transformed into
$S,000. Eight years afterward an old,
bedraggled looking fellow walked in ami
said he gussed he had some money here.
We asked him his name, and when he
gave it we told him yes lie had, and
asked hiui why he hadn't called long
ago. Well, he said he hud snt it down
in advance of his coming "himself, and
when he got here ho didn't need it, and
he went on to Australia, and finally
around the world, and had only just
now got back. "We asked him why he
hadn't taken it to the bank, saying that
he could have got a good many thousand
dollars interest on it by this time. Yes,
he said lie knew that, but the banks
might break, aud he thought he would
just leave it where it was." New York
HEALTH IS WEALTH !
Dr. E. C West's Nerve ami I?r;)in Treatment
a guaraiifra specific for Hysteria Dizziness.
Convulsions, Kits. Nervous .Neuralgia, Head
ache. Nerveous rrostrntien caused by the use
ol alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulness, Mental De
pression, Softening of the Krain resulting in in
sanity and leading t- misery, decay aud dealh,
rresnature old Age. Barrenness, Loss of Pow
er in either at x. Involuntary Losses and Kper
niat rrhrea caused by over-exertion of the
brain, self abuse orover-indnlence Kach box
contains one month's treatment, 91 00 a box
orsix boxes for 55 00, sent by mail prepaid on
receipt of price
WE GUAUA?iTEE SIX BOXES
To cure any caea. Vr'itli each order received
by us for six boxes, accompanied with $5 00,
we will send the purchaser our written guaran
tee to return the money if the treatment does
not effect a cure, (iuarantees issued only by
Will J. AVarriclt sole agent, Plattsmouth, Neb.
By virtue of an order of sale is3iitd byWillet
Potteiuer, a justice of the peace, within and
for Cass county, Nebraska, and to me directed,
I will on the ilet day of January, A. D., lf-'S. at.
10 o'clock a M.,r.f said dav at the Bon Ton
Kestanrant. situated on lowrr Main street :n
Plattsniout.il, Nebraska, in said county, sell at
public auction, the foUovving goods, wares and
merchandise, to-wit : Ihe it'iods, wares aad
merchandise of the Bon Tou bakefy and res
taurant, eosisintintr of cigars, tobacco, candies,
canned fruits, confectionery. Hour, ousters.
Kiimer snaps, cracker, dishes, fruit baskets,
i apkins, table cloths, towels, wraprins; paver,
six tables twenty -f cur chairs, knives 1'orlis,
spoons, two gasoline stoves, two heating Moves
and stovepipe, tinware, saw ant snvv-liuck ai:d
axe. weighing scales, barre'a uiul b;iskels. one
cupboard, ami all the apnerteuanees and tixt-uresb-
lei:gir.g to said restaurant x bakery. the
sum bcii' levied uivi.i tu taken as tlu prop
erty of Morrison fc Thornbuvg. defendants ; to
satisfy certain judgments of said court recov
ered by Julius i'et-Pi i'brrg, ilenry lioeck. John
son Bros., , I, f. J'eKU'eoii and l.ro.. J, H. Cox,
and John Bauer, plaintiffs, againet said defen
dants. Tlattliiouth, Xeb, Jon, l. A , I).. 13SS.
J. CKikkmiaky, iheriff, Cass Co.. ieb.
S. 1'. Vanatca, attorney for plai .tiff.
We will pay he above reward fcr any
case of liver complaint, dyspepsia, sick
headache, indigestion, constipation or
costiveness wc cannot cure with
Writ's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with.
They are purely vegetable, and never
fail to give satisfaction. Large boxes
containing SO sugar coated pills, 25c.
For s:d by all druggists, lleware of
counterfeits and imitations. The genu
ine manufactured only by John O. Well
& Co.. 8(''Z AY. Madison St. Chicago, Its
Sold byW. .J Warrick.
Use Dr. Black's Kiieuinatic Cure if
it don't do you any good come in and
we will give you your money back. For
sals by Smith & Elack.
Use Dr. Black's Rheumatic Cure and
throw away your cane and crutches.
For sale by Smith & Black.
The standard remedy for liver com
plaint is West's Liver Pill-; they never
disapp' int you. 30 pills 25c. At War
rick's drug store.
Dr. Black's Rheumatic Cure has
cured more cases of Rheumatism in the
last ten years in this city and county than
any and all other medicines put together.
For sale by Smith & Black.
MANUFACTURER OP AND
V HOLES ALE. & RETAIL
DEALER IN THE
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
Flor de Pepperbergo and 'Buds
FULL LINE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always in stock. Nov. 26.1885.
1&"-4&77ZTR EATM E NtT? J
-I must make
Large Stock of S
Coming and therefore will reduce all leather goods 20 per
cent, below regular prices lor cash only.
.11 Goods Xarlsod 122. Plain Fig-arcs.
Ladies' French Kid &o 00 20 per cent, discount $4 00
Ladies' French Kid 4 50 " 3 50
Ladies' fright Dongolu 4 ()0 " " . " 3 20
Ladies' JJright Dongola 3 00 " " 2 40
Laeies' Kid 2 25 " " " 1 80
Dadies' Feb. Goat 2 50 " 00
Ladies' Feb. Goat 2 25 ' " " 1 SO
Men's Hurt Shoes . . , 8 00 " " C 40
Men's Shoes 4 5o " " " 3 00
Men's Shoes . . . :$ 75 " " " 00
Men's Shoes 2 50 " " " 2 00
Childrens "Little Giant School Shoes," the best in the market, same
reduction. Kow is jour chance to lay in a cheap supply.
Olivcsr c& Stamgo, 2?ropritors.
BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, VEAL, POULTRY
"We keep constantly on hand the iinest and freshest line of meats
in the city. Meats of all kinds in their season.
SUGAR CURED MEATS, HAMS, BACON, LARD,
SAUSAGE AKD MINCE MEAT.
And everything to suit the demand our trade. Give us a trial,
OLIVER do EAMG-
South Side Main Street, Between Fifth and Sixth.
Mercantile Law and Herd Estate Lirgation a specialty. Col
lections made in all parts of the State through competant attorney!.
Fersons desiring the best ol FI K 1NSU A'CE can get it by ap
plying at this office, either in the old Phoenix, of Hartford, Etna, of
Hartford, Queen, of Liverpool, Niagara, Western, Traders of Chicago.
Xo better companies can be found anywhere, and the ratos are as low
as can be had in any reliable companv.
FARM - INSURANCE
We have an exceedingly large list of Fealty for sale, both im
proved and unimproved, including some of the most desirable resi
dence property in the city, if property is wanted cither within the
old town site or in any of the additions to the city, it can be had
through this office. Persons having property for sale or exchange
will consult their best interests by listing the same with us.
in " Ssut
The loveliest residence locality in the city can be purchased at tail
office for $150, in payments of one-third down, balance in ona and
two years; or 25 down, balance in monthly payments. Anyone de
siring fo visit this locality, whether they have in view the purchase of
a lot or not, by calling at our office will be driven to the Park free of
expense. Pemember the place,
Off" CASS COZJTV
WlWDHARfl ik BAViES.
room for my-
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