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PIjATTSMOUTII, NKI5UASKA, TUESDAY KVKXINCJ, APiML :J, 18SS.
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bupt. of lu. School.
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C1ASS .(IX;k No. Hi-.. I . . K.-Mects
-'evtry 'l"neiilay evpnlii of earli week. All
trfumient lirutht-rs are r"riectriilly invited to
IILATTMOL'TII KNCAMI'MKNT No. 3. I. O.
it v niPfiM ever alternate t rlduy in
eaeh liionth In the Maoiili; ll.tll. VUitms
Hrottieis are Invited to attend.
mKIO U)1M;K NO. M. A. O. U. W -Meets
A every alternat- Friday evening at K. of V.
ball. Transient hrotheri are respectfully iu
Tiledtoatteiid. K.J Morgan. M:nt r Workman ;
E. S. lUn-tow, Foreman ; Frank ISnxvii. over
seer; I. Itowrn, ;nide ; ie.it;e Hoimwortll.
Iteeorder ; II. J. JohiiHon. Financier; V:n-li.
Hiutth. Keeeiver ; M. Maybrinht. I'utt M. A.;
Jack liaugherty. Inside Guard.
11ASS CAM 1 NO. 33-2. MOOKUN WllODMKX
v of Ami-rtc.i Meets eeonl and foiirtli Mon
day evening at K. of I, ball. All transient
brother are requested to meet willt us. I.. A.
Nwco ner. Veuerablu Consul:;. F. ".
Worthy Advl-er ; It. 11. Smitn. Fx Hanker ; W.
C. Willetts. Clerk.
IILATTSMOLTII l-ODHK NO. 8. A.O. V.W.
M-et" every alternate Friday evening at
i:ock wood ball at ho'cIock. All transient broth
ers are respectfully invited to ajteml. 1 S.
Larson. M. W. ; F. Itoyd. Foreman : S. C.
Wilde. Kecorder ; Leonard Andersou. Overseer.
McCONIHIE POST 45 C. A. R.
J. W. .ToiixsoV..
C. S. Twin
, F. A. Bvrns
AXDCKXIIX f"UY. ..
J.VrilKltOKH' KM VS..
tifliuer uf the ifay.
, Ser.t Sirtjor.
.(Juar'er Masu-r eru't.
L. C. ClllTIH...
I'o t 1 lia i-l.ii ii
Meeting -aturilay evening
rirsonnl attention to all liusi:i Kntrust-
to my care.
XOTAItV IX KS-'ICR.
Title Fxunlned. Abslarcts Compiler!, In
surance Written. Keal Estate hold.
Better Facilities for makin? Farm Loan than
Any Other Agency.
R. B. VVlSI'IIAM, Joiix A. Daviks.
Notary rublic. Notary FuMic.
Attornoys - at.-1 aw.
OQce over Bank of Ca-s County.
PLATTSMCTn, - - Xkkkaska.
INSURANCE . JGEN1S
. Represent the following time
tried and tire-tested companies:
American Central-S. Louis, Assets SI.2S8.loo
Cemmereial Union-England. "
Fire Association-Philadelphia. 4,45.575
rranklla-rbl'.adelpula, - 3.1I7.U0
Home-New York. " 7.855.5(9
Ins. C., of Vortb America, Phil. " 8.474.362
-Llverpool&London& Globe-Eng " 6.WD.7S1
North British Mercantile-En " 3JJ78.754
' Korwich Union-England. " l4.-.4CC
prlasneld F. & M.-Springneld, " 3.04W5
Total Assets. $42,115,774
. Lasses Alinstei Pai3 atthisAgt-ncy
WHEN YOU WANT
Cor. 12tli Rud Granite Streets.
Qcuf racorand Builder
. Sept. 12-Gin. -N
THE MIGHTY MISSOURI.
Disastrous Floods Above Sioux
City--Mucti Damaco A!
Villages Flooded and Farm Lands
Overflowed Tho Farmers Com
pelled ts Fly to tho Hills
,Sioi City In., Apt il 2. It traiisj irctl
yesteitlay iiftcinoo:i that the ica ;ore
nhove here hail not lrokci:, and thut th
ii-n which inovc;l out Saturday was only
from the Sioux river. Tho jjrcstt gore
which b'-gins jut ahove its mouth and
extends uj the i i vcr indefinitely, Btill
hulilrf, and hnu caus.-d the iiiost disastrous
inundatiou since 1S81. Tlie water legan
j to assume a threatening atpect ubove tlie
guijj'J yesterday afternoon. At Klk
1'oiut, Dak., twenty-two miles above, the
wator begun orerllowing the bunks at 8
oYlock last night, and to spread out over
' the thickly settled farming lands, ex
tending along tho river for fifteen miles
to a breadth vf tight or nine miles. The
most of the farmers mado a harried flight
but wrc unable to git their live stock
out of the way. They had believed that
danger from the Hood was passed. The
Milwaukee railro-id track was soon
covered for ten miles, and washed out in
many places, and this moruing the tele
graph poles were all down. Communi
cation is very difficult. The water has
continued to rise all day, and the larger
portion of Elk Point is under water.
The water this afternoon is several inclus
higher at that place than it reached in
tlie memorable iluod of 1881.
This afternoon the station agent at Jef
ferson, ten miles this side of Elk Point,
telegraphed that he would have to
abandon the depot building. The river
here this evening has risen four feet since
yesterday afternoon and is filled with
masses of flouting ice.
Th Troubl at Rosebud Agsney.
Valentine, Neb., April 2. General
Armstrong, special inspector of tha Indian
department, returned here from Rosebud
agency where ha had speiit three weeks
investigating the row between the agent
and hi employes, during which Agent
Spencer and Superintendent of Schools
I5oyle had a pcrsuual encounter, Boyle
i eii.g prevented from using a knife on
the agent by the half breed interpreter,
.who knok'kc:! him down. As yet the
full result of this investigation is lift
known but an exodous has commenced
wlu h. if reports are true, will be kept up
fvr some time. George Wright, tho only
employe un ler the old regime, who did
well as a farnur, but who really acted as
chief clerk, has left the reservation.
Superintendent Boyle and Boss Carpen
ter Sloan have bei-u allowed to resign.
Two teachers have been discharged and
four have resigned rather than serve un
der the present a,ccnt. It is rumored
that more are to follow, among the num
ber, ;he employes holding the highest
positions next to the agent. In regard
to the agent, his term of office depends
upon the report of tlie inspector, and his
removal uiu be authorized by the pres
ident hitnsilf. General Armstrong re
niaiued here three days aud has now gone
to Pino Kidge agency.
A Mexican Harder H5 Years Old.
El Paso, Tex., April 2. Roman Baca,
one f the wealthiest citizens of JTew
Mexico, who has held many of tha high
est cilices in that territory, lives at San
3.1 iteo, in Bernalillo county. lie is prin
cipally engaged in raising sheep, and he
s-lls many thousands of his wool clips in
El Paso. He states that an instance of
remarkable longevity thoroughly authen
ticated is found on his estate at San Ma
teo. He has on the place a sheep herder
who follow -d that ccvuation under Ro
man BacVu father. He is hearty and ro
bust, and does a day's work as well as
any herder on the place. Documents ex
isting on the estate show that this her
der is at least 115 years old. It is thought
that instances of extreme longevity ara
more numerous among the lower class of
Mexicans than auv other race.
Washington", April 2. The following
pensions for Nebraskans were granted to
day: Original invalid Gilford P. Rich
ard, Eagle; Robert I). Anderson. DeWitt;
David R, Bradford, Ba'nestown; S nieon
Dumas, Plum Creek; Chauneey II. Allen,
Nebraska City. Mexican survivors
George Bishop, Eroken Bow. Mrxican
widows Julia Ann, widow of Edwin
Shepherd, Pender; Fraziska, widow of
Jacob Schneider, Omaha.
A Midnight Blazo at Schuyler.
ScnnvLEB." Neb., Apiil 2. At twelve
o'clock last night fire broke out in J.
Calek's clothin and -tailoring establish
ment Owing to the mud considerable
difficulty was experienced in getting the
tint apparatus out, but a there was but
little wind the lira did sot make much
headway and ws confined to the ene
building. Almost the entire stock was
carried out, but the building is complete
Maxwell Must Swing
Washington, I). C, Apiil 2. The su
preme court late this afteru' on dismissed
the motion for rehearing on the writ of
eiror iu the celebrated Max well-Preller
trunk murder c:tse of St. Louis. This
exhausts all legal procedurb for Brooke,
alias Maxwell, who must hang unless ex
ecutive clemency is ercised.
City property of all kinds in exchange
for lands improved or unimproved. A pply
to Windham and Davie. w-Ct.
Lot in South Park until the first of
April at $15;.00 a piece. Payments to
suit purchaser. Windham fc Daviks.
One, two, five and ten-acre tracts for
sale on reasonable terms. Apply to
Windham and Davies. d-w-lni.
Fire Insurance written in the
Etna, Phoenix and Hartford by
Windham Sl Davies.
There are 21 reasons why you
sHoiilH nnrrhniB lots in SauthPa rk.
Seo paso4. f6:f
MAKING A FALSE CONFESSION.
Itr. W. A. Hammond Talks About the
Self Accused Criminal.
I proposed to show that no uncommon cir
cumstance for icrsons to confess to having
orpetrated crimes of which they were either
certainly or probably innocent, and that
there are forces in operation in the human
min i which may prompt to the making of a
falso confession, oven though by so doing
life, liberty or projierty ba put iu danger.
Thus there is a riiiliculty in tho minds of
some persons who exhibit no other evidence
of mental uberration to discriminate between
their thoughts or their dreams and absolute
tacts. They brood over some real or imagi
nary circumstances until they bring them
selves to believe in its reality.
Such n ierson, for "instance, raids in the
daily press of some shocking murder that
has been committed, tho perpetrator of
which has escaped unrecognized. lie reads
it in one newspaper, and in another und nn
other hears it talked up among his com
panions and begins by wondering whether or
not the 4hurderer will ever be discovered,
lie knows that murders have been committed
by persons who at the time were in a state of
somnambulism or who were suffering from
an epileptic paroxysm. Perhaps ho has him
self in his youth walked in his sleep or has
had a convulsion, as his mother has told him.
Suddenly the idea strikes him that ho may
bo the guilty man. At first the notion is hor
rible to him, but its very horror renders it
attractive. lie goes to the Academy of iled
ieino and reads up on tho subjeet of epilepsy.
There is scarcely a disease, especially of the
nervous system, of which any person at some
time or other of his life has not had one or
more symptoms. The quack medicine adver
tisers are fully awaro of this fact and make
full use of it to frighten the ignorant into tho
purchaso of their trash. Our incipient self
accuser has, therefore, no trouble in finding
what he is looking after, anil ho goes home
fully convinced that ho has had an epileptic
paroxysm, daring which ho may have been a
murderer. The transition from a possibility
to a reality presents no difficulties to hi3
mind, and he ends by fully believing himself
to bo the murderer for whom tho police aro
seeking. Ho visits tho place where the crime
was committed, questions the residents of the
neighborhood in regard to all tho iwrticulars,
aud even interrogates the police relative to
their plans for securing tho murderer and
tho secret evidence they have in their pos
session. At last suspicion turns toward him and
eventually he is arrested. Tho accounts that
he has read in the newspaper and the gossip
he has heard, that, regardless of his original
idea that he had perpetrated tho crime dur
ing an epileptic fit, and therefore in a state of
conscientiousness, that forces him to make
atonement, he confesses that he perpetrated
the murder and gives a full and circumstan
tial account of the crime. Inquiry soon, how
ever, shows that ho could not by any possi
bility have been the perpetrator, and ho i3,
therefore, after a few days, during which
the uefrspapers have given tho most sensa
tional accounts of his brutality and remorse,
discharged from custody. Dr. William A.
Railroads Are Troubled by Tramps.
Excepting tho engineer, conductor and
trainmen, tew people have any idea of the
vexation and annoyance which those ia
charge of a train, passenger or freight, aro
compelled to submit to on account of tramps.
A prominent oflicial of tho Missouri Pacific,
in talking about the matter, says that fully
50,000 of these worthless characters are all
the time plodding along the railroads of the
country. They arc a constant menace to tho
safety of travelers, as well as the property of
the companies. Some of them do not hesi
tate to tuMi switches if they can find them
unlocked, and many accidents, were the
truth known, would bo charged up to them.
They fire bridges, depots and fences, and not
only steal from cars, but make away with
heavy lots of iron. One of their favorite
practices, is to steal handcars to help them
along in their journey. Omaha Republican.
A Mystery of the Mississippi.
There is another boat that frequents the
river, chiefly in tho autumn. It is a rude
cabin or hut built upon a scow; a stovepipe
projects from the roof; long sweeps from bow
and stern direct its course. It floats idly with
the current. The people on tho river call
these house boats. IUver children, wheu they
first see a Noah's ark, call it a house boat.
Who are the denizens of these hybrid craftf
Whither are they bound? What the object of
their voyages? In the south they may know
these things. ITp here they are of the mys
teries of the river. In September they begin
their exodus; sometimes four or five are in
sight et once, until the frozen river stops
their procession. Globe-Democrat.
Driven to Religion by ft ;bfHt.
Tlicro is a religious revival among tho
prisoner! ccnlimd in tin I ii iningliam
(Alt ) jail which owes its existence to lb1?
Bi.'r.ei stition of tho converts. Tin jail is
fiiU 1 wit!: criminals of tin wor.st clas,
brought hero by tho wonderful stories
which hav goiio out concerning the
pf.ice. On the '22il of last December
Cltorjrc Williams, who bnd murdered n
fellow convict, was cxi-cute-d in the jail
yard, and the gallows, with tin iK
hanrrmg in the i-ir, was left standing for
future use. The pri.-onvrs, 1-V) in num-lr-r,
crowded to their cell gratings to wit-nc.--s
the final plunge of their friend
(icorgc. A few nights later two or three
inmates h:iTiened to le looking out at
the midnight moon and were horrified to
sif (jH)ige again ascend thu scafVohl, ad
just the roiie to bis nock and fall through
tho trap with realistic ciT'it. The
prisoners told their story as soon as they
recovered from their fright, and llif next
night others witnessed tho rcK't it ion of
the dreadful sp-tack. Since that time
the ghost has been a nightly isitor. toihp
terror of the ivn:'- v.-'- .
psalm singing and praying. Tin jail
cllicials are not vcrv anxious to disabuse
tin minds of the believers in the ghost,
as it has the effect of making them more
jeaeoful. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Howard for KIimIim-h.
Several months ago the Prince of
Wales was surprised by receiving from
the village of Drookline, Mass., a superb
clock. It was a most beautiful piece of
workmanship, and it now adorns one f
tlie rooms at Marlborough house. This
present came from an anonymous Amer
ican admirer. When the deck was re
ceived at Marlborough hcise, in the pack
age was also a letter, which said that the
gift was a '"humble token of gratitude
for the prince's kindness and courtesy in
picking up the cane f a cripple." Tin.
prince has been very much exercised
over this peculiar present and tpist!.
He has vainly sought to recall to mind
such an act as is described in the letter.
During the jubilee year there were a
great many public ceremonials, and bo
faintly recalls passing through a line of
spectators at one of the ceremonials laist
spring and noticing a lame gentleman
who, in his embarr.issnier.t in attempting
to get out of the way of the prince,
dropped hiscav.e. Of course, the natural
thing for him was to pick it up, restore
it to its owner and pass on. The prince
has vainly sought to lind out the n:ime f
tho giver of the present, so that lie might
suitably acknowledge it. The Argonaut.
Tlie Kartliqiiako sit I!iisan:.
I visited this village because I under
stood that 1 could see there tho line of
destruction of the cartlnjua're and would
Hud yet undisturbed the ruins left in its
track. I found upon reaching this village
that the number of people- who lost their
lives in the church was not :Jo. but just
three. There were four people in tiie
church slightly injured-. Tlie 100 who
were said to have been killed by the
?arthouake, I found urron actual examina
tion to dwindle down to fifty-fonr.
Forty-four others were wounded and in
jured. This is the first lime that the
exact figures of the actual lo.s of life in
this town have ever been obtained A i
any newspaper. It is still a large enough
num'K-r when tho smallness of the town
is considered. After visiting the place
and going over it carefully it seems a
wonder that any one escaped. It was
the one town iu the Riviera that was
made a complete wreck. It is at present
unoccupied save in a few corners. The
inhabitants are living outside in jane
barracks constructed for them by the
neighboring communes. T. C Craw
ford iu New York AVorld.
The i lumber and the lint Hole.
A few years ago John M. Dowling
built for his own use a handsome three
story and basement residence. Winning
a $10,000 bet on the presidential election,
he put it into a barn, for which he has
little use save as a monument to his good
j'udgmcnt. lie then set about filling
his house with everything Poat money
could purchase in the way of furniture
and tho latest appliances for utilitarian
nnd 6anitary jmrjioses. and had just set
tled down to enjoy life when one day
the 6ervant girl reported a rat in tho
basement, The plumber was sent for
and given orders to stop up the rat hole
without regard to expense. He did so,
and yesterdav handed in his bill. It
called for $l",S33.Go. IIo Tiiad found it
necessary to completely overhaul and
change tlie sewerage and drainage sys
tem of the jircmises to keep out that rut.
A Whim of the I'rocienade.
Tlie quizzing glass ia the newpst whim
of the jromenade. These articles, which
are eimj-ly a jair of magnifying eye
glasses attached to a long handle, have
for a year or two been in use at the
tlieatre instead of the ordinary opera
glasses. Their first; valuable quality in
the eyes of belles was utility, for their
long handles enabled one to hold the
lenses to the eye without raising the arms
high enough to burst a seam . of alight
corsage or to tire dainty muscles. But
ornamentation since set in, and now tho
handles are often made very valuable by
means of carved ivory, shell or jjcarl, or
a setting of gems. New York Cor. Ar
gonaut. Ship lor Carrying );i.
Anoflier bulk oil carryinjr steamship,
natued the Chester, built at Greenock.'
has sailed for Philadelphia to load pe
troleum for the continent of Europe.
Some idea of the vessel's size and capacity
can be gleaned from the fact that she can
carry over 1,000,000 gallons .as a cargo.
The new craft is 310 feet i-i length, CO
feet .beam and 23 feet depth of hold, and
registers 2,8,11 tons. About a dozen sim
ilar vessels have already been built in
Europe cfj.ee iallv for carrying petroleum.
A III? Z'i'j lllLVij C5LU1X'.
.In-! all-i I'lir inventory, we reduce
piici.s'os il I he gotrd rather thi.n to
carry o v r. We are w illing to sill our
entire 'Vintcr b"ds at cost. Staphs we
have a 1 ugc ijiiantity and offer tlx in
vtry low. t'.dieos .'! to 5 cents jier yard,
making the ln.-t standard of them at (l
yaids '.r :,!.:o. I iiigh.'iin best dnsH
styles 1 0 cents per yard. Dnss g oils
all kinds at the very lowest prices, from
.r cents per yard upward. Woolen ho. o
we oll'er lit eo. t, extra fne. Ladies cash
mere hos", worth $1.00, now 7-" nfs.
fine Inavy wool 10 cents,
ren's fine ribbed worth .10,
iler wear must go at low
will not k( j t hem over.
,i .. , . o-v ,. v. .: Mdtls
in. . iuioii.i.-', ii'iiner juices I0 now :;.".
Our (h uts .Silver grey mariuo sdiiits
and drawers, extra quality 7.1 now .1.
Our Scarlet all wool shirts and draw
ers fin-- quality $1.00 now ?. cents.
Our scarh t all-wool shirts and
ers, fine quality l.xM now 1.00.
Otir sr.irb t all-wool i.hiils and
ers, line qu.dil y scl.TI now 1,2.1.
O :rsciirh t all-wool shirts ami
crs, fin" quality s:Mi0uow l. K'.
Our !M per cent.
Kt.il good. W
out our eiil ire
has Mich an op;
: tiu.il V
economical buyers to plirchaM
qualities for s little mom y.
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1 l:tLSlitullt 11 ;tli!
HOW, as s;l
perfected lor tl:
notify our i'ru ii'J.
kind j:itr(ii:!o(-j ?,
tent clerical i'vn
On iicco'ait of Air.
city and hy the adoption
Mi AVe trust to merit vour
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An per prc i:i;; s: ii i ;
Fi 1 ill 1 v ctc.riiiii; i to olir eo
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Will be oj.en January
OIxB STilB OF Y.
All work warranted
uUiuflfyiHl k(lim h
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ne new r
jiriees. a - wo
Miscount on ' leaks,
( (eliiiilicd to ch
bei offered to
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y arrai)o;eniC'iit.s i;:tv; 1ctn
nitir.'.i.iKce ol ranie under tlie
. .1. Fi.'iley and J V. Iiui-
and curlier, ve Lerowilli
md patron.-; of our iiral dc
!i;e;'. a continuance of yur
mi ri i! IT the
Solomon euvin- the
of the stick ily
and an elegant new
o 1 will and
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