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The Plattsmouth Daily Herald.
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The Republican clcctom of the Stnte of
Nebraska are ri'iuttfcl to send delegates
from tlio several counties, to meet in con
vention, at th city of Omaha, Tuesday,
Maj 13, ltbS, at o'clock p. in., for the
purpone of electing lour delegates to the
National Republican Convention, which
meet in Chicago June 111, 1888.
The several counties arc entitled to re
prfcacnUtion as follows, being based upon
the vote cast for Hon. Samuel Maxwell,
supreme Jadgo, in 1887, giving one del-cgate-ftt-large
to each county, and one
for each 150 votcn and major fraction
Jtlame 2 Keyal'alia...
JtoDiie J h Keuii
Hox hlllte .'. Knox
Hmiwii li Lancaster... .
i;ilTi o H l-iucoln ... ..
miller . luau
1; Mauisnu 8
.": Mc'1htsou 1
ItawAon .... .
Fillmore. . .
.. 7 H'
. . ".I'iuvnoe
. . a-Tierce
.. TlTolk ...
. 8 Tl.me
. . r. Tlielps
..37, Keil Willow
.. 4 Saline
. n Sarpy
. . 7 Saaudera
. . i; Sheridan
. . S.Sioux .
. . f sianton
. . ij Thayer
.. -I TIlOIIIHM
. .p! .Vnslnngtll
.. j' Wayne
. . 4j Wehster
. r WheekT
. .1 l.York
. . 7.1'norg. territory
It ia recommended that 110 proxies be
Admitted to the convention, except such
are luul iv persons residing in tne
counties from the proxies ore given.
Gkokcie I). Meiki.kjoiix.
Walt. JI. Seelky, Chairman.
over and everything is
The citizens of the 8ecoid ward done
noUv. Thov have redemed thsmsrlvea
and downed the saloon.
The recent election goes to show that
the republicans are still a power and
democracy finds that as a foretaste ol
what is coming next fall a very unpalat
able dish is set before them.
IIexry Waterman was defeated bj
several elements that happened to be
working againtt him. In the estimation
of the people, however, Henry aianils
personally very high and The IIerai.0
is sorry to see outside influences defeat
him. although his suecefsor, Mr. Pattsr
5on, will make a first-class olllcial.
Tim Anthropometrical method of
identifying crimiaaU, originating from
Paris, has been adopted in the prison at
Joliet, III. In addition to the photograph
. the prisoner, accurate measurements of
his height, the length and width of his
head, the length of the left middle and
little fiDger, of the foot, the foie-arm,th
cir, the stretch of the arms, description
of scars, color of the eyes, and so on, ma
recorded; and it is thus possible to iden
tify prisoners assuming false names with
far greater case than was before possible.
It is asserted, that, in the two years that
the system has been in operation in Pari?.
82G habitual criminals arrested under
Assumed names hare been identified. Be
mJcs the practical utility of the system,
it amnsio very valuable statistical det.i
contributing towards the natural hastory
of the criminal clashes. Science.
The party comes out of the recent con
test triumphant, but it is not so much on
account of the party triumph as the vie
torv for citv improvement that The
Herald rejoices. Every councilman
who voted against extension of ths water
mains a year ago when the people by
petition said they wanted theru, has been
defeated. The new members are for
city improvements and will not ignoie
the wishes of the tax-payers. The new
eouncilmen are Dr. Salisbury from the
First ward, Dr. Shipman from the Sec
ond, M. B. JIurphy re-elected from the
Third ward and Con. O'Connor sncceeds
Ed. Greusel from.thc Fourth. Now that
the eletion is over The Herald Lopes no
time may be lost in pushing all city im
provements since it lias been very em
pliatically shown what the desires of the
PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON;
Rembrandt Peale's Account of Slow the
Firat I'realdent fimt for Ilia Father.
Rembrandt I'eale, the artist who painted
the famous, but horrible in its subject and
fcugeativencss, picture, "The Court of
Death," was a son of the also famous Charles
Wilson I'eale, who painted from jrsoiial
sittings several jortraits of Washington. In
a roeent interview he said: "Washington
gave sittings to Stuart ami ray father at tbo
hamo time, ami I was often with him. This
was when ho was president about 1794. Ho
sat for my father in tli" rpiiot early morning,
before bis state toiiei Lad been made, ami
when he apjjeared to the eyes of the charmed
olserver simply as George Washington, the
man and citizen. He was theti about 3
years old, anil the toils and trials which he
had passed through as the commander of the
army, and the quite as great cares of six
j'ears of the presidency, added to the weight
of increasing years, had told with no littlo
severity upon his tall, stately and still impos
ing frame and features. His somewhat thin
hair was gray; years and fears and cares
bad all left traces on his face, and his teeth
being gone, the lips and cheeks and lines
about the mouth were somewhat depressed
and contracted. My father's portrait of
him," refuted Mr. I'eale, "was exactly of
Washington as he really was while he was
the man only, and before he had prepared
himself, as president, to enter upon his, more
esjiecially then than now, arduous duties as
chief executive of the great but very young
"But why," it was asked, "the two por
traits being painted at the same time, should
Stuart's be so very unlike your father's?"
"Simply because," continued I'eale, "as I
have already stated, Washington gave his
sittings to Stuart on the same day, but after
a careful prearation of his state toilet; and
he was exceedingly, almost austerely nice in
all matters of conventional dress and detri
ment. Indeed, the remove from the manners
and customs of England's monarchy was so
recent and so slight that the social atmos
phere of the White House partook largely of
the etiquette of the court, and the expected
and practiced deportment of the executive
chamber was as formal In degree as that
which had been necessary in order to have
audienco with the king.
"This state toilet, among other things, in
cluded the careful combing and powdering of
the hair and the tying of it in a cue; also a
discreet "make up" of tho face, and, most
noticeable of all, the fitting iuto the mouth of
a full set of false teeth. Now, tho art and
skill of the doutist in those days had nqt at
tained to a very perfect imitation of nature,
and tho plates being large and clumsy, gave
to the mouth and wliolo lower portion of the
face that Hat, full, square and unnatural ap
pearance which ull careful observers of
.Stuart's reat portrait cannot fail to observe,
and which is very often qiiestiomngly re
marked upon. This Krtrait was adopted as
harmonizing niore fully with tho courtly
conception of what the personal oppearanco
iind habiliments of one in so great iiulhority
sLould 1-e; but us a portrait, it is of tho
j:re.Mdent rather than of the man. and is to
'jC regarded as tho ideal, rather than as the
real Washington."-- A. SS. I'ca-se iu The .Sara
Who Is 'evcr Crazy?
There are many firm believers in the theory
Ur.it most ieople are crazy at times, and
i; ts ;em to supjort their belief. .The fol
lowing, from a source unknown to the
writer, will likely remind a number of our
readers of some incident ia iheir experience,
which at the time of its cccurrenco seemed
to them most unaccountable.
"A wise iuaii will step backward off a
Krcb or into a mud puddle; a great philoso
pher will hunt for tho specks that are in his
hand or on his forehead, a hunter will some
times shoot himself or his dog. A working
girl had been feeding a great clothing knife
for ten years. One day sho watched the
knife como down slowly upon her hand. Too
kite sho woke out of lier stupor with ono
hand gone. For a few seconds her mind had
failed, and she sat by her machine a tem
porary lunatic and had watched the knife
approach her own hand,
A distinguished professor was teaching
near a canaL Walking along one evening
in summer ho walked as deliberately into
the canal as he had been walking along the
path a second before. He was brought to
his senses by the water and mud and tho ab
surdity of the situation. Ho bad on a new
suit of clothes and a new silk hat, but thgugh
tho damage was thus great, he still laughs
over the adventure. Our mail collectors
find in the iron boxes along the streets all
sorts of papers and articles which have been
put in by some band from whose motions the
mind has become detached for a second. A
glove, a pair of spectacles, a deed, a mort
gage, a theatre ticket, goes in, and on goes
the person, holding ou to the regular letter
which should have been deposited. This is
called absent nn'miedness, but is a brief
lunacy." Scientific American.
Morniouism Not n One Man Power.
Toe first presidency of the churcn is not a
one man iower. It is composed of a presi
dent and two counselors thiee high priests
chosen by th3 vote of a general conference
of the whole church. The next body in
authority is the quorum of the apostles, com
posed of twelve high priests, with a president
at their head, ihis quorum is equal in
authority to the first presidency, and in case
of tho death or tue president, which event
disorcanizes the first presidency, the twelve
arostlcs preside over the church. This is the
situation at the present time, no one yet hav
ing leeu appointed to succeed the late John
Tavlor as president ot tho church. After the
twelve apostles come- ha seventies, of which
tuere ore a great many quorums, each com
posed of seventy elders. Tho first quorum
of seventies is equal in authority to the
twelve apostles of the fir presidency
There tiro many other quorums in the
priesthood, all of v'coi have presiding
ollicers, but such officers act only as directed
by tho members of their respective quorums.
Tkere is no ono man power, but the whole is
bottomed on the people, upon tho whole body
of the church membership, each member
haviag a voice and a vote. Tho first pi esL
Jriicy must be sanctioned by the voice of the
pecple Delegate John T. Caino.
Hat Amcug Friction Matches.
Fire Marshal Whitcomb, of Eoston, re
cently made a lest for the purpose of learn
ing whether r&ts could and woulJ start a fire
by gnawing matches Three large rats were
placed in a wire cago containing a bunch of
matches The first night four fires were set
by the rats, and others wera caused during
fallowing day Examination of the matches
thowed that only the phosphorus ends were
gnave!. ani tbt son of th am were car
risd oas3 distance from the original bunch.
The rats had pleaty of gaol foal, but ate tha
matches as though they liked them welL Tba
fire marshal is quite certain now that rats
carry matches into their boles, aai'thera
gnaw them, and that many a couSagraticn
thus originates New York Sua. .
Editor Charles A. Dana is 70 years old,
yet no man walks up 15 road way with a jaun
tier air than he.
INDIA'S CHILD WIDOWS.
UNHAPPY LIVES LED BY
WOMEN OF THE EAST.
What a Hleh Caste Hindoo Christian
Woman Suyn of Her Sisters lletrolhed
ia Their Infancy They Arc Till Heath
the Slaves of Men.
At All Souls' church, tho Fundi ta Damabai,
a mgn caste Hindoo Christian woman, gavo
an interesting address concerning her work
in belinlf of tho child widows of India. The
Pundita is a slender little woman with a low
musical voice. Sho bus a remarkable com
mand of English. Sho was attired in tho
simple white vestments of her people. She
is endeavoring to raise sufficient money to
enuble her to maintain a school in sout hern
India for tho instruction of Hindoo women
Tbo picture that tho Pundita drew of the
condition of the Hindoo woman seemed to
have a strango interest for the hundreds of
well dressed American women accustomed to
lilierty of thought and action! The Hindoo
theory of creation, the speaker explained,
placed tho women as a procreativo Energy,
the results of which have been sorrow and
misery. The man therefore is tho master
and is without blame. It is the duty of a
good mother to get her daughter under the
influence of a mala at once, for thereby is
tho female's only salvation and a hope for a
place in heaven. It is the custom, when
children are mere infants, to promise them
to youths for wives. W heu the girl is not
yet in her teens she is sent to the house of her
prosjiective mother-in-law, who educates her
with harsh measures and a stick, impressing
upon her her inferiority to the male. Only
men are allowed to study the philosophy of
salvation, and a good wife on dying centers
her thoughts on her husband, so that on her
return to earth sho may take the form of a
man and study tho philosophy that brings
WHEN TIIE HCSBAXD DIES.
When tho husband dies ho does not let his
thoughts revert to his wife other than in a
feeling of pity for her loss, lest he, on re
turning, take a step backward and assume
the shape of a woman. A woman who doe3
not find salvation through her husband will
bo comjieUed, should she continue in the
form of her sex, to bo reincarnated S,4t)0,000
times. Tho domestic life of tho Hindoo
woman is confined in four walls, and tho
only opportunity she has of going outside is
to draw water. She rises and remains
standing when her husband enters tho house
and seats himself. The husband can avail
himself of tho privilege of bathing himself
in the sacred river, but she, lecauso of her
domestic imprisonment, being debarred from
making the journey, can enjoy only tho ex-qu-'sito
pleasure of bathing his feet after ho
has been swimming and then drink the
water. The power of the husband is abso
lute. He can doom his wife to hell if ho bo
in the mood, as he is endowed with tho
power of a god. A faithful widow worships
her dead husband as if ho were present in
the flesh. Study makes the women skepti
cal, heuco they are jealously debarred from
it as a violation of orthodoxy.
"Missionary work cannot accomplish the
disenthrallment of these women," said the
Pundita; "it must be uono through educa
tion. So far as ir3 experience goes I think
that it is next to impossible for missionaries
to reach tho orthodox i-eoplo, as they are
called. There are some men who are at first
educated in western ideas, especially tho
Brahmas, who will allow a Christian mission
ary to visit tho women of their household,
but most of them do it because they want the
women to be a little educated, and since they
have no female teachers of their own they
are obliged to invite Christian women; but
I have known tho men, vhi;i thay allow a
Christian missionary to visit their wives, to
strictly command their wives not to accept
any religious ideas, and thus placed the poor
woman in the plight of being compelled to
obey her husband, and at tho same time rend
her Biblo. If she is sometimes convinced,
sho has no power to accept the Christian faith
publiclv. This renders her situation doublv
miserable." New York World.
Effect of Glaro I'pon Eyesight.
It appears that Professor Plateau, of the
University of Ghent, while tr-ii!gto observe
the effects of tho irritation of tho retina
gazed steadily at the sun for twenty second.-.,
the leault being that chronic irido-choroiditis
developed, ending eventually in total blind
ness. A number of cases aro known in which
choroiditis and retinitis occurred in persons
who had observed an eclipse of the sun. The
single flash of a sun reflector has been known
to ca'isft retinitis, and other temporary visual
disturbances ot a functional character have
been frequently noted.
M. Reich has described a curious epidemic
of snow blindness, which occurred among a
body of laborers engaged in cleaning a way
through the masses of snow which obstructed
tho road between Passauaut and Mteti, in the
Caucasus; the rays of the sun reflected from
the vast stretches of snow on every side, pro
duced an mtenso glare of light, which the
unaccustomed eye could not support without
the protection of dark glasses. A few of the
st urdiest ampng the laborers were able tc
work with impunity, but the majority suf
fered so much that among seventy strong! y
marked cases, thirty wero so severe that the
men were absolutely unable to continue
work or to find their way home, and lay
prone on their faces, striving to hide their
faces from tho light and crying out fro.n
pain. Recovery was gradual but complete.
New Ycrk Tribune,
Xaiiiral Gas and Tat Chickens.
Somewhere in the book of Job the Har
Btonites found authority to drill into tho
earth fcr fuel, ami, acting upon such author
it, discovered a reservoir of naturcd gas
1,800 feet underneatl their hearthstoces. It
has been piped through the viliage, and
serves fcr both fuel and light in every home.
Coal, wood and oil ore no longer used At
every street corner are elevated pipes where
flames burn night and day, winter and sum
mer. They are never extinguibhed Econ
omy is certainly tho best lighted village in
Americaj pna can read fine print in ahaost
any of the streets at midnight.
"Do ycu like natural gas, August?" we ask.
"Goot! goot! It makes my Lkkeus fatl"
".Makes your chickens fat!" We can ouly
look our surprise
Ya. so fat like peegs Bugs come at night,
big bags, little bugs tause-.ds! Dey tiy in
de ga Mazes. un4 lrop down. Hens ketch
'em, like dis
August opens his mouth and closes it. with
a mighty smack of the lips We are thus let
into the mystery of hrw natural ga3 can
fatten chickens. II. p. Iascn ia American
Col. Kockwell's Story.
CoL A. F Rockwell, of St Paul, will mako
an interesting patriarch if bis life is spared,
for ho wijl have a story to tell, ho beinr "he
only man who saw botn Lincoln and UarQ.d
dja. New York World.
A woman's college, with teach. 1 from
England, has been established nt To'iio. in
Degg's Cherry Cough Syrup.
Is the only medicine that acts directly
on the Lungs, Blood and Bowels, it re
lieves a cough instantly and in time
effects a permanent cure. Sold by (). P.
Smith fc Co., druggists. j'J."),:ji)H,d w.
An observant metropolitan b.irbi r s iys
that hectiu ti ll one's physical condition
by the state of the hair! .
Bess's Cherry Cough Syrup.
Is warranted for all that the label calls
for, so if it iloes not relieve your cough
you can call at our store and the money
will be refunded to you. It nets simul
taneously on nil parts of the system,
thereby leaving no bail results. ). 1.
Smith & Co., Druggists. j'i.j-Jimd&w
Schlioinann has gone to Alexand
ria with Professor Virchew, und will
spend several months in Egypt making
Oegs's Clocd Purifier and Blood
so remedy in me worm lins gainet
the popularity that this medicine has, n
n nom on iamuy medicine-. iNo ono
should be without it. It has no calomel
1 1 quinine in its composition, consequent
n no bad effects can arise from it. ' Wo
keep a full supply at all times. ). 1
Smith Co. Druggist.
If Diogenes lived today lie would be
out with a lantern looking for a Demo
cratic lawyer who hasn't been mentioned
for the oflice of chief justice of the su
p rente court.
Who is Your Best Friend?
1 our stomach of course. Why? Be
cause if it is out of order you are one of
the most miserable creatures living. Give
it a fair chance and see if it is not the best
friend you have in the cud. Don't smoke
111 tne morning, uon 1 unnK in 1 ue
morning. If you must smoke and drink
wait until your stomach is through with
breskfast. You can drink more and
smoke more in the evening and it w ill tell
on you less. If your food ferments and
does not digest right- if vou are troubl
ed w ith Heartburn, Dfozniess of the head,
coming up of the food after eating, bil
iousness, indigestion, or any other trouble
of the stomach, vou had best use C3 recti's
August Flower, as no person can use it
without immediate relief.
HEALTH iS WEftLTn !
Dr. K. C West's Nerve and Hrmn Treatment
iruarantec sr.ecifie fur Ilvsteria Dizziness.
Convulsions. Fits. Nervous Neuralgia, I lead -
lene. in er eou 1 tost rat ion caused lv llieua
1 tiieojiol or toliace..:. aKcniMies. Mental De
pression, hofteiunt; or (lie I'-rain result in in in
sanity and leadiii;; timsery, decay anil 'death,
-1 enuit ure out Are. liarreiitiess, i.oss of row
er in either sex. lnvcluntary bos.-es uiii Sner
mat rrlnea caused ly over-excrMim of the
brain, selfahnse or over-indulgence K;;c!i box
contains oi-e month's treatment, 81 (hi a hex
six boxes for t'j.t'O, sent, by mail prepaid op
reeeiiit of ni ice
VS GUARANTEE SIS BOXES
To cure any case With each order received
v lis fin- sis hoves. iiceoiniian eel with Sfl.tMt.
we will send the purchaser our written t:iiar;ii-
ec to return tne numev it the tieatnient does
tot effect a cure." :u:ua!itces issued wilv liv
Will .J. Warrick sole atient, I'lattsmont!', N( i.
AH EXTFcAOKOIHARY OFFER
TO ALX WANTING MI'LOYM K NT.
We want live, energetic, a-rente in every
county in t he United States mid Canada to stdl
a raiont nfik-le of treat merit, on its jirkits.
n :u tie o h iving a large fsale pnyiiii! over 100
percent, profit, having no competition, and on
.vhieli the apert is protected in the exclusive
tale by a deed tiveu for eucii and e fry coun
iy he may secure from us. With ;il tin se ai-
aiitages t- our ase.its. und the Jaet that it if
an article I ha- c-au oe suiii to every noun hoi
w. e , ii nii;iit not be necessary to make "An
1'xtraoi diiiary Ofiei '' to secure toed agents at
nice. bur. we have eot eluded to make it to
how, not only our conlideiice in the merits of
ur in ven: ion. b jt in lis liability by any ate t
h:it wi'l 1; ;iiid!e it v . i: li eiiprgy. Our agents
tow at work ;:re making front $i.oto ?so a
noiitli cles-r. atid tlii.2 fact, makes it ni& for us
o make our oiler to ail w ho are cut of mploy
iieitc. Any agent timt will give our bu-ii:es
1 thirty d ys' trial and fail to dear at least
toin thist.me. atK.ve aH exnenoes. can re-
urn till good iii's-iK to ns a'd we will refund
he money pa d for them. Nonueli employer
h geiir' ever unreu to maKe sucn otters, nor
vould we if we did not know that we have
i-erts now m:iJ:iig l'.'ore than double tlii!
mount. Or.r ''-) descriptive circulars ex -
ain our oiler fully, an : these we wish to e pn
everyone ou' o! etni loymei.t who wiP gei;d
is three one cent stami s for po.-taue. Send at
nc au;l entire tbo agency in ti ne for the
l ioiii. and sro to wi.rfc the t- rms named in
ur extraordinary oiler. Aih're? , at imce,
.NAi't'lVrti, N'OVKI TV CO..
'i8-3m-dAw 514 Smithfleld St , Pittsburg, Pa.
It may be that there is u land that is
airer than this, but it would take an art
ist to find it.
For stile or exchange. A
tine pieces of residence property,
t ) Windham and Davits. d
55 OO Reward.
We w ill pay the above reward fcr any
case of liver complaint, dyspepsia, sick
headache, indigestion, constipation or
costiveness we cannot cure with
West's Vegetable Liycr Pills, w hen the
directions are strictly complied with.
They arc purely vegetable, and never
fail to give satisfaction. Large boxes
containing 30 sugar coated pills, 2c.
For sale bv nil druggists. Beware of
counterfeits aud imitation?. The genu
ine manufactured only bv John O. H ell
& Co., 802 W. Madison St. Chicago, Its
Sold byW. .J Warrick.
The standard remedy for liver com
plaint is West's Liver Pill-; they never
disappoint you. SO pills 2oC. At War
rick s dru;r store.
MAKUFACTUKElt OF AND
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
DEALER IU TIIE
Choicest Brands cf Cigars,
Flor de Pepperbergo" ar.d 'Buds
- FCI.L LINE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always in stock. Kov. 20,
KtuvL.,' I tHyU4
Pork, Mutton, Veal and Poultry.
X invito all to giv-o mo a trial.
Sugar Cured Meats, Hams, Racon, Lar.l,
at lowest Hying prices. Do not
rr. T THOMAS.
KITCHEN, BED FOOM,
Prices in tho City,
SIXTH STREET, BET. MAIN AND
Parlors, Bedrooms, fining-rooms,
Kitchens, Hallways, Offices,
Where a mncrniicciit
UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING A SPECIALTY
CORNER MAIN AND SIXTH
I have just received Neufchated
Bosuia Prunes, Macedonia Prunes , Califor
nia and Turkish Prunes.
Celery Relish; Clam Chowder; Beef Tea
Fresh Dates and Figs; Oranges, Bananas,
cheap . ' ' .
sFMA.TMAM MAW D0.5-
PORK PACKERS and dealers in BUTTER AND EGGS
BEEF, PORK, MUTTON ANI) VEAL.
TUE BEST TIIE 3IARKET AFFORDS ALWATS ON HAND.
Sugar Cured Meats, Hams. Bacon, Lard, &c, Ao
cf our own make.
The best brands
It ETA 1 1. HEAI.Klt IN
tc, etc. Fresh Oysters in Can and Bulk
fail to yivc mc your pntrormge.
VINE. PLATTSMOUTII, NEB.
ed room Sets.
fctoek of Good
Wii w tj m m
L -SLs X X
J. W. Ma
of OYSTERS, in cans aad bulk at
AND RETAIL. '
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