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FIRST YE Alt
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL , 1888.
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1 W DUITOjf
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I V McCai.i.vn, I'KKA
J V John ',:h aiuman
1 11 llAWKlWourif
Ipucy Treasurer, -
iiecorder ot leds -
Clark of Olatrlct Court,
Supt. of Pub. School.
County i ulice.
BOABD Or UPKBVI80K9.
A. B. Todd. - IMattsniouth
Louis Fuutz. Ch'in., WeepliiK Water
A. B. Dickson, - iSmiwood
I) A. Cam run. i.
Ex A Chi r-n ki ki.d
W. II. Tool
John M Lkyda
W. C. HtlOWAl.TKK
J. C. KlKKXHAKt
A. M A UM
CI ASS liODGK No. 146. 1 O. O. K. Meets
every TueHday evening of each week. All
transient brothers are reiectluUy Invited to
11 LATTM 0 UTTl ENCAMPMENT No. 3. 1. O.
O. K.. meets every alternate Friday lu
acb month Id the Maonlc Hall. Vlditing
D re then are Invited to attend.
TBIO LODGE NO. 8. A. O. U. W. Meets
very alternate Friday eYeainjc at K. of P.
kail. Trauslent brother are respectfully In
vited to attend. F.J. Morgan.Master Workman ;
X. 8. Baratow. Foreman ; Frank Brown. Over
seer ; I. Bowen, Guide; Ueoitfe Hous worth.
Kecorder; H.J.Johnson. Financier; Wah.
Btnttn, Keeelver ; M. Maybrlght. Fait M. W. ;
Jack Daugherty, Inside Guard.
flASS CAMP NO. 332. MODEKN WtOOMEN
J of America Meets second and fourth Mon
4 ay evening at K. of P. ball. All trauslent
brother are requested to meet with u. L. A.
Newcomer, Venerable Consul : G. K, lle.
Worthy Adviser ; I), B. Smith, Ki Hanker ; W.
C. WlUetu, Clerk.
LATT9MOOTU LODGE NO. 8. A. O. U. W.
Meets every alternate Friday evening at
Rock wood hall at 8 o'clocn. All transient broth
ers are resuectfullyuluvited to attend. 1. .
Irson. M. W. ; Y. Boyd. Foreman: 8. C.
W tide. Recorder ; Leonard Anderson, overseer.
MoCONIHIE POST 43 G. A. R
"VT. Johicsox Commander.
C. S.Twisa Senior Vice
a. Bats junior
timet. N I LIES
a xDsit.tox Fry
J AnOR (sORBf.KMAX
.OlMcerof the Day.
Quarter Master Nergt.
i' r'oHTiii Post Chaplain
jf eetinz Saturday evening
rtrsonal attention to all Buaine" Entrust
te any care.
KOTARV IX OFFICE.
Title Examined. Abstarcts Compiled. In
aaranee Written, Keal Estate Sold.
Better Facilities for making Farm Loans than
Any Ottier Ageacyv
TROUBLE IN IRELAND.
JL B. WIXDH AM. Johw A. DA VIES.
Notary rubllc. Notary Public.
Attorneys -"at - Law.
Offlce over Bank of Cafc County.
Plattsmouth, - ' Nebraska.
IH SUR&NCE AGENTS
Represent the. following timer
tried and fire-tested companies:
American Central-S'. Louis, Assets 1158,100
Cemmerclal Union-Ennland, 2.596.311
Flr Association-Philadelphia, 4,415.576
Fraaklln-PhiUdelphla. " 3.U7.1M
Home-Her Yoxk. " 7.855.Bf 9
Isa. Co. of North America. Phil. , 8.47 1 J62
Llverpl&London& Globe-Eng " 6.639.781
lTerUrBtltlsta ft Mereantlle-Ea " 3,378,754
vorwlea UnTon-Kaeland. - I2i.t6
Total AaseU. f42.U3.T74
Lmes AijitM ani PaiiallMsigeccy
when you warn
Ha. CB. Jlaapson,
Cor. 12th and Granite Streets.
Ccntracicr and Bnlldor
A Bloody Fracas at Kllruah, In
Which Many Ar Injured.
KiLRisii, April 9. Saturday night
sotiie policemen who were trying to re
veut the erection of a plttferm for a
meeting aununcel to he hald todaj
wtre pelted with etoncs bj a mob and
were compelled tw charge. Many civil
ians were badly injured. About 0,000
persons belonging to rarious league
branches of Kilrufch assembled at 2:30 p.
in. to-day. The police, led by Magis
trates Welch and Irwin, charged the
crowd, injuring many. A number of tri
umphal arches were torn down. Father
Glynn, of Kibnihill, was attacked by
two policemen with rifles. A fanner fell
ed one policeman with a stick. A riot
being imminent, the Berkshire regiment,
with fixed bayonets, charged the crowd,
and ten persons were badly wounded.
Two policemen wre seriously injured.
Order was somewhat restored in the
crowd, who were appealed to by the
priests and Messrs. Redmond and O'Reil
ly, members of parliament. Redmond
then attempted to arganize the meeting,
but was prevented by Magistrate Irwin.
Redmond protested that the govern
ment's action was illegal, and together
with the priests advised the multitude to
The DesMolnss Rivr Doing Great
Da ma Worse) Faarad-
Deb Moinks, la., April 9. Tke Des
Moines River at this point is higher now
than for seven years and is still rising.
It is thought before morning the entire
south part of the city will be submerged.
The Diagonal railroad bridgo was moved
from its foundation and is likely to go
down before morning. Hundreds of men
and teaui8 are at work in raising the
levees. Rtports from up the river say
bridges are gone and much disaster
Eagle Pass, Tex., April 8. The ap
peal of the Piedras Negras merchants to
the legislature at Saltille against the 6
per cent municipal tariff on imports has
been without avail, and the 6 per cent is
collected on all goods imported into
Piedras Negras. Qoods imported and
carried through Piedras Negras into the
interior pay only 1J per cent municipal
tariff in addition to the regular duties,
but if these goode intended for the in
terior are slopped iu Piedras Negras and
subsequently forwarded on out of the
ona libre, they have to pay first the 6
per cent duty and afterward ths 1 J per
cent, besides the regular import duty.
An Ill-Fated Excursion Train.
Fort Worth, Tex., April 8. -The last
excursion train from Denver, consisting
of a sleeper and baggage car, the sleeper
filled with Galveston people, arrived
here tonight. At Alver Station, eighty
miles from here, the train attempted to
run past a siding at rapid speed. A flat
car on the siding tore into the baggage
car. killing Commercial Traveler A Floyd
and fatally injuring Fireman Herring.
Several Galvestoniaus were injured by
th? Pullman bsing thrown from the
track. WLIU the train was iu New
Mexico the sleeper was robbed, and dia
monds, watches and money to the value
of f 7,000 stolen
I nore a re i roasjiip it jwm
Sea oaee 4. foif
Clothing: Poor Children.
A member of the Brooklyn board of
i-dup4tion proposes the establishment of a
bureau for supplying poor children with
wearing apparel ' that they uay atlen
school. Many children are unable to at
tend school because their parents are too
poor to furnish tbein p?ppef clothing, and
this can be remedied by furntshiug them
with the shabby cast pI clothing of other
people.'' Why not also provide these poor
children with lunches of broken victuals?
A Profitable Business.
Youn Man (brakeman on elevated
road; -Chat'm scare, th' strain V citee
all, chain f ith fer wow wow.
Sam Yonns: Mai) (at a paxf y inTIarlem)
Yea. Miss Rocky, I am in the railrpad
Miss RockyThat roust be delightful,
Mr. Coldfeet; and Is it really true that
some of you railroad people get $20,000
and $C0,000 a year? The Epoch.
We will pay the above reward for any
case of liver complaint, dyspepsia, sick
headache, indigestion, constipation cr
costiveness we cannot euro with
West's Vegetable Li yer Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with.
They are purely vegetable, and never
fail to gio satisfaction. Large boxes
containing 30 sugar 6Gted pills, 25c
For sale by all druggist. Beware of
counterfeits and imitations. The genu
ine manufactured only by John O. Well
& Co., 802 W. Madison gt, Chicags, Its
Sold by W. .J Warrick.
Fire Insurance written In the
VEtna, Phosnix and Hartford by
Windham A Davies.
INSURING THE SICK.
WHAT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY
BY VITAL STATISTICS.
Can a Profit lie Made In Insurinz Va
lieulthy Live A Tuble of Comparative
1'robablll tle Theoretical Kzpectatlou
of tlie lleaed.
The practice of the life Insurance com
panies in insuring only the best lives has
often been the subject of a grim kind of
humor. "The people they insure," it is
said, "are those who appear from a medi
cal examination to stand in no need of in
surance, while those who really do need
It cannot get it." This is not altogether
trne, of course. A Rood many of the
people who can successfully pass the medi
cal examiners of the insurance companies
stand quite as much in need of insurance
as those who cannot pass, but it is cer
tainly unfortunate that the latter, who
certainly do stand in need of insurance,
are unable to get it. It is not only un
fortunate, but seems to be a triile unjust;
and the question is often seriously asked
why, when the insurance risks are based
on general mortality and not on the mor
tality among selected lives, the insurance
companies should decline risks upon any
lives but the selected?
The answer is, probably, that the in
surance companies are not doing business
on philanthropic principles though their
solicitors would fain persuade us to the
contrary but to make money. But even
when the answer has been given the ques
tion may still be asked whether there is
not a profit to be made in insuring Im
THE UXnEALTIIY LIFE.
An article in The American Exchange
and Review indicates the possibility that
this question may yet be answered in the
aflirmative. It points out that while the
unhealthy life is, as a rule, in greater
peril of death than the healthy one, the
risk in the case of the former can, in all
probability, be determined with as much
accuracy and safety as it can in the case
of the latter. This is certainly a reason
able view. The number of years upon
which a healthy man of 20, or 80 or 40,
or any other age, can reasonably expect
to live, has been ascertained by a careful
compilation of vital statistics. What is
to prevent the ascertainment, by a like
careful compilation, of the age to which
an unhealthy or unsound man of 20, 30
or 40, or any other age, may expect to
To a certain small extent, according to
the article referred to, thi3 has been done
by the Institute of Actuaries in London,
England, in constructing a table of com
parative probabilities In the eases of
healthy and diseased lives. The figures,
though not at all conclusive, are very in
teresting, showing side by side the sur
vivorships at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc., of
10,000 healthy and 10,000 diseased lives,
starting at the age of 10. Singularly
enough, at the age of 20 the showing in
the case of the diseased lives is the better,
9,079 of them surviving against 9,554 of
theliealthy lives. From that time for
ward, however, the figures favor the
healthy lives in a gradually increasing
ratio. At 30 the survivors in the healthy
10,000 are 8,904 against 8,5-lS in the dis
eased 10,000. At CO the healthy side
shows 5,547 survivors and the diseased
only 4,832. At 90 they are nearly equal,
but the diseased lives have the advantage
by one, showing 20 against 25 of tho
The Exchange and Review concludes
its article with what it calls a table of
"theoretical expectations of diseased life,"
which might more appropriately be called
a hypothetical table, inasmuch as it is not
put forward as even approximately ac
curate. It is useful, however, in the sug
gestion it furnishes that a table may be
constructed sufficiently accurate for prac
tical purposes. Whether any of the ex
isting companies will take up the sugges
tion is very doubtful. The best of them
are doing quite well enough on their
present basis not to be tempted to embark
in any new field, and it is earnestly to be
hoped that the worst of them, which are
not doing well now, will not injure the
business of insuring impaired lives by
giving it a bad send off..
A fortune, however, awaits the com
pany, old or new, which shall, with sound
judgment and sufficient capital, enter
upon that business. While the price to
be charged would necessarily be higher
than in the case of healthy lives, the risk,
if the business were conducted on a sound
basis, would probably be no greater. The
cost would probably be less, especially in
the item of commissions or salaries to so
lipitprS; If anything can positively be
predicted as to an utterly untried scheme,
it can be predicted that men of impaired
lives would need much less soliciting to
induce them to insure than the men of
healtliy Uf es dp: Detrpif ffq Press.
Getting Thing Somewhat Mixed.
A newly elected justice of the peace,
who had been used to drawing up deeds
and wills and little else, was called np to
marry a couple in haste. Removing his
hat he remarked: "Hats off in the pres
ence of the court." All being uncovered,
he proceeded: "Hold up yer right hand.
You, John Mankin", do yer solemnly
swear, to the 'best 'ut yer knowledge aii!
belief, that yer take this woman to have
an' to hold for yerself , yer heirs, eecy
ters, administrates and assigns, (or
yer an thirnse an behoof foreverF1'
"I do," answered the groom, promptly.
"You, Alice Evans, take this year man
for yer husband, ter have and ter hold
forever; an you do solemnly swear that
yer lawfully seized in fee simple an' free
jfrpm alj encumbrance, an' have good
right to sell, bargain and' convey to 'said
grantee, yerself, yer heirs, administratora
"I I do," said the bride, doubtfully.
"Well, that 'er's wuth a dollar 'n .fifty
"Are we married?" asked the bride.
."Yes. KJnow all men by these present
that I, being in goo4 health and of sound
mind and disposition, in ponsideration of
a dollar 'n fifty cents, to me in hand well
an' truly paid, the receipt whereof is hore
iy acknowledged, do an by the presents
have declared you man an' wife durin'
crood behavior an' until otherwise ordered
) tho fxMirt. "Omaha. TV
Over Pre In flan Franelaeo.
While San Francisco pays close atten
tion to European fashions in dress, it fur
nishes more examples of originality in
styles than most large cities. This is
particularly true of the wearing of wraps
and overcoats. For this the glorious cli
mate is largely responsible. In Xew York
on a fine summer day tho lady who would
parade Broadway in a heavy sealskin
ulster would certainly be regarded witJi
more than interest. Equally astonishing
in the metropolis would le the sight of a
lady in midwinter strolling through the
streets in a thin, close fitting dress with
out muff, wrap or tippet. Such anachron
isms pass unnoticed in San Francisco,
There is no climatic or fashionable de
cree that forbids the appearance of the
sealskin ulster anywhere, and it does
active service throughout the year. Oc
casionally it does duty under trying cir
cumstances, for the fog or wind of a sum
mer day is likely to give place at any mo
ment to undimmed sunshine that makes
the thermometer 90 degs. iu the shade.
Strangers front older coiamiiriities, where
the sealskin ulster comes into fnliio'i oi;'y
for n brief space in t':.o lcH..tbii.h, u.-e
amazed at its perennial reign in San
Francisco. The fair sex are not the only
ones who present sharp and strange con
trasts in the matter of overdress. The
overcoat is not often a necessity in San
Francisco, arl is worn more for style
than comfort as a rule. San Francisco
The Umbrellas of Italy.
They make no umbrellas in Italy ac
cording to the English idea. The trim,
tightly rolled umbrella of England ami
the United States is unknown, except in
tho hands of a tourist. Even the most ac
complished Italian gentleman thinks
nothing of carrying a coarse, clumsy um
brella, which, when furled and tied up. is
nearly a foot in diameter and has a handle
nearly equal in size to the center pole of a
Sibley tent. The Italians have a huge
umbrella which is always carried by the
common people nnd sometimes by the
higher classes. This umbrella, when un
furled, is full five feet across. It is made
of some strong, coarse material, and is al
ways in some flaming color. ' You will see
these umbrellas in pea green, a bright,
cold bine, purple and flame red. They
are also carried by the black frocked
priests. They resemble very much in shape
nnd size an artist's sketch umbrella.
They are a protection against tho cold
rains of the winter and the blazing suns
of the summer. Every Italian farmer and
laborer carries one. You will see a farmer
and his laborer going out under these
umbrellas to their daily work, and iu
nearly every hedgerow you will see, in
passing through the country, these um
brellas furled and thrown down tem
porarily by the laborers while they are at
work. T. C. Crawford in New York
Advice From a Kindly Expert.
When a young lady asked Miss Louisa
Alcott for advice as to earning a living by
literary work, 6he replied: "I can only
reply to yours as to the other innumerable
letters of the same sort which I receive.
One must wait and work long and
patiently before success of any sort comes,
and talent must be in the tales or they
won't sell. If people won't take the
stories try something else. For a young
woman with good health and a brave
heart many ways of earning a living are
open if she can put her pride in her pocket
and take whatever comes, no matter how
humble the task may be. Nurse, teacher,
companion, housekeeper, seamstress . op
sjrvant are all honest trades and worth
trying while waiting for the more agree
"I tried them, and after grubbing for
twenty years made a hit, seemingly by
accident, but J could see how eyery hard
experience had helped, every sacrifice en
riched, and o believe heartily in that soit
of training for us all. I do not know any
one in Washington, and I think anything
better than the places women hold in
public offices there. If your stories are
good they will find a market; if they are
not, stop writing and try something else.
The gift is born with us and cannot be
learned, as some think." New York Com
A Car Load of Emigrant.
I happened to be in one of the railroad
depots tho other day Just as a big car load
of emigrants arrived. What an inex
haustible field for study lay there, and
how many life stories that a novelist
would weave into a thrilling story lay in
the congregation. Every age was repre
sented. There were grizzled old stagers
whom the women were using for pack
mules, and infants too young to do any
thing but lie in their mother's shawls and
bleep. There were stalwart young fel
lows in knee breeches and military look
ing caps, and sturdy maidens, who looked
capable of building a picket fence or floor
ing an Apache a ia Sullivan. There were
cute little boys and girls Just old enough
to toddle by their parents' side3
and stare, stare, stare at everything they
saw. This same staring seemed to be
pretty general with the entire party
They were all too much occupied with
staring to talk. I never saw such a large
gathering so silent. Scarcely one of tbem
spoke as they trudged away to the wait
ing rctom, and when they reached "it they
still said nothing, but found seats on
benches, on packs and on the floor and
gazed about them, literally stricken dumb
by fatigue or astonishment. How long
can we go on earing for them, I wonder?
Italians as Counterfeiters.
"Why do Italians almost hold a monop
oly in counterfeit coins?" was asked of a
"There is not money enough in it for
natives. These latter want big money.
Besides, many Italians are expert at mak
ing plaster of paris models, and they came
over to avoid detection in their own coun
try, where, I believe, counterfeiting ia
punished with death. Over here it is just
a matter of a year or two, and then when
they are in prison they are better fed than,
when they are free, sq that detection has
little terror for them. They are satisfied
with light profits, and seldom try to dis
pose of more than a couple of dollars'
worth at a time among the small stand
and storekeepers." New York Telegram.
Tho Ih'yligK Store.
Just after our inventory, we reduce
prices to sell tho goods rather than to
cany over. We are willing to sell our
entire Winter Goods at cot. Staple wo
have a largo quantity and offer them
very low. Calicos 3 to 5 cents per yard,
making the best standard of them ut 20
yards for $1.00. (Jiugham best diet-
styles 10 cents per yard. Dress gtoda
ail kinds at the very lowest prices, from
5 cents per yard upward. Woolen hose
we offer at cost, extra fne. Ladies cash
mere hose, worth $1.00, now 75 cents,
fine heavy wool 40 cents, now 25; child
ren's fine ribbed worth 50, now 30. Un
der wear must go at low prices, us we
will not keep them over.
Our fbinN Silvr drey Merino Shirt
u.i i i!i u ...!-, iu;iiKr prices 50 now 35.
Our Gents Silver groy maiiuo bliii ts
and drawers, extra quality 75 now 50.
Our Scarlet all wool shirts and draw
ers fino quality $1.00 now 75 cents.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $1.25 now 1.00.
Our scarlet nil-wool shirts and draw
ers, tine quality $1.75 now 1,25.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $2.00 now 1.40.
liiulics9 - Underwear,
EQUALLY AS CHEAP.
Our 25 per cent, discount on clonk, is
still good. We are determined to close
out our entire stock and never before
has such an opportunity been offered to
economical buyers to purchase the bett
qualities for so little money.
Joscpli V. Wcckbacli.
As per previous announcement, we Lad
fully determined to discontinue business in
Plattsmouth and so advertised accordingly and
now, as satisfactory arrangements have been
perfected for the continuance ot game under the
management of Mr. J. Firdey and JJ. F. Ilufl
nei as book-keeper and cashier, we herewith
notify our friends and patrons of our final de
cision and kindly solicit a continuance of your
kind patronage, so treely extended during the
past sixteen years, by the addition of compe
tent clerical force.
On account of Mr. Solomon leaving the
city and by the adoption of the strictly
Courteous treatment, and an elegant new
"We trust to merit your good will and patron
VER Y ItESPECTF ILL Y,
Will be open January 24th, at the
OIsV STS-jSTD OF F. If. GKITI T
All work warranted first-class.
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