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THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1888.
FIRST YEAR PL.ATTS3IOUT1I, NEBUASKA,
Mayor, - - ,
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OFFIGKHS. I RUINED BY A NAVAL OFFICER. NEW YORK'S WINTER
trrrj Ti:r-.i:iy eveiiiiiK of r;u li n k. All profound aocial sensation. The d.-.ught-isifiit
trotU-rs sue rt-tnecUully luvneU to 1
u,i. (,r has been missing for ten weeks ami the
ENCAMI'MKNT No. 3. I. O.
each iiioiitli in Mir Maonle 11. ill.
Itrotheis are ii.viled to alleiid.
nutio i.oih;k no. si. a. O. U. W. .M.-rts
K utruru mIi.th ii Kril:iv rvrliiuu at K. of I .
kali Tr in hi. -Hi tirotluTi arr rrsix-rtliilly in-
Tiled to attend. I. Morgan, . Master Workiniiii ;
K. S. Itarstow. Korrniiiii ; f rami i.nvii. wvrr
I lt.vt.-ii Cnl.lc: (Jrtiise llouwortll.
Kecordrr : II. .1. Johnson. Kinaneier ; Wanli.
Hinltli. Itrerivrr; M. Ma briKlit. I a ft M. w. ;
Jack Diiunhrrty, Inside tiuarU.
1ASH CAMP N0.3K, MODERN SVOOOMKN
Mi...H rcoiid anil foiirtll Mon-
A av v....iii- at K. of P. hall. All transient
brother are re.iirsted to meet with us. I. A.
Tk.- v ....r .1.1 I'liimul : I I. K. ISllOH.
Worthy Ad'vUer ; L, li. Sinitli, Ex Uauker ; W.
C- Willetts, Clerk.
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! .... "x,-..rv iiliumuta Kr'ulav evriiint! at
, i. i I. .H .t a i.vi.ifu All transient lroin-
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rs are respeetf ully invited io attelid. 1-
i wruik.m f w v. Itnvil. Foreman : S. C
Wilde. Recorder ; Leonard Andersou. overseer.
McCUNIHIE POST 45 C. A. R.
J. W. Jonxsos-
C. S. Twiss.
F. A It AT ICS
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AN DKKSOX FllY. ...
Ollicerof the liny
..Quarter Master. Sert.
L. C. ('t'KTIrt.
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Meetinir .--aturday evening
rrsonal atteutlou to all Business Entrust
to uy care.
XOTAKY IX Ori'H'B.
Titles F.xaminrd. Ahstarcts Compiled, In
surance Writteu, heal Estate
Better Facilities for makim; Farm lAau than
Any Otiier Agency.
It-R. fflXPilAJt. Jull.V A. DAVIKS.
x-..t-irv PiiMic. Notary rub'.ic
W 1XIH3A3I A HAVIKi,
OPlee over P.a
ink ef ('a- County.
Ui$URiKCE t GENTS
trijil an I fire-tested companies
America-! ('ear il-S'. Louis.
Home-Xew .k. "
Ins. Co, of VortU A:nerlea. Phil.
IA verpool& Load 1:1 & Olobe-I'ng "
North British A Merc.i!i'ile-Ka "
tSpriuneld F. & M.-Sprinaeld, "
Total Assets. 12.115.774
lasses AflJastRi ni Paii at tiiisAgf ncy
WHEN YOU WANT
Ha. . ILiarson,
Cur. 12th and Granite Streets.
Contractor and Builder
Roso Parsons Falls an Easy Victim
to the Wiles of a wogua Theat
rical Agent Found at Last'
Pittshuiuj, April 12. Ensign Kyan,
of the Unit i-d States navy, detailed here
to inspect the iron platu at Carnegie's
works fcir the government, find J. II.
Mead, president ot the Arctic Ice com
pany, were arrested by a detective last
night on the chargo of abducting the
-veiitecn year old daughter of W. J.
Parsons, a prominentcitizen of Allegheny.
The daughter, IJosj Parsons, is a leading
soprano of the North Avenue M. E. choir,
one of the most fashionable churches
her.?. The suit wns made by lira. Par-
sons, wlio riainu to nave uimuvntu
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through detectives that her daughter was
induced to go to New York on th prom
ise that she would be secured a position
in an operatic troupe and supplied with
costumes. She went to In-nton. r. J.,
stopped several days there at the Wind
sor hotel under the name of Men. Marshall
and whs joined by Uyan and taken to
Xew York, where she is secreted in a flat
on Broadway. The arrests have created a
iiiuthtr has been searching for her every
where, and the most prominent citizens
here, as well ns the pastor of the church,
have been in'erested in the hunt The
parties were committed for a hearing.
The news of the arrests caused consid
erable excitement. Lieutenant Eaton,
who is in command here, has been notifi
ed to suspend Kyan pending inrtstiga
tion. If the charge is f-ustained. Lieu
tenant Eatoii says Kyan will be dismissed
from th service. The prisoners have
been held in $10,000 bail.
THE OIKL FOUND.
New York, April 12. Two of Inspec
tor Byrnes' detectives found the missing
Pittsbtlrg girl in a. boarding house on
Clinton place yesterday. To the inspec
tor she told the story of meeting Ryan,
whom she knew only as J. IL Marshall,
at the house of a friend in Pittsburg.
He represented himself to be a theatrical
agent, and the girl, having a longing to
go on the stage, listened to his promises
of assistance, and consented to leave
home. They went to Trenton and re
mained there in a lintel several days,
living as 111411 ku4 wife. Ryan then
took her to a house in New York, and
after a few days left her. Since then she
has not seen him. When her money run
out 6he secured a position as a singer in
an opera company, and has remained
with them since. When told that lur
folks would take her back, Hose burst
into tpars ar.d promised to so back. She
started for Pittsburg this morning.
Killed His Daughter.
Weathei.kokd, Tex., April 11. N
Mat on. a fnniuT livinz sixteen miles
north of lure, killed his daughter jester
(lr. S. L. Turnin. a merchant, had
waited on Alston's daughter, but the lat
ter threatened to killTurpin if hisdaught
er married hi si. The night of April '
Turpin, with two companions, drove up
to Alston's house The two men held
him while Turpin placed his daughter in
a buggy and droT off. The nwt day
they were married. Alston went to see
thpin vestetdav. and his daughter told
him she had planned the elopemout. Als-
f !. v o-rmtW ancrrred. thenstabb-
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ed htr fourteen times in tho breast, face
Ua, kinntf hr i.,rtntiy.
A Stock Train Wrecked.
.Cisco, Tex.. Aptdl 11. 1 he west
bound passenger train on the Texas and
Pacific road arrived about two hours late
todv. caused by the wreck of a stock
train ucnrMillsap, in which several cars
were thrown fi'-ia l;.e trsck aim many
head of caitlc killed, hut no loss of hu
man life. A trin was ordered cut, with
haiuU to clear the wreck, uerore tne
scoce of the wreck was reached, one of
the men feil between the Car and was
killed, auo'.her fell and had his arm brok
Pink Di.cff, Ark, April 11. -List
nij;ht the most furious rain, hail and
wind storm ever known in this latitude
passed ov r this city. Considering the
fury of the wind the loss of propeity was
light. A two storv frame building and
a church toppled down, and the roof of
one of the public schools was carried
away. Many trees were uprooted and
considerable damage done to fences and
St. Pact, Neb., April 11. A fire
broke out in the First National bank at
nOon today from a defective flue, and
came pretty near proving destructive,
but for the prompt action-of the fire
company and the new water worka sys-
tcm. just completed, which saved a whole
block of large business houses.
Bermuda's (ireat Profit In liaising Enrlj
Ketallea for tUe Metropolis.
Bernv.Kla, the winter paradise of the guide
books, iioss.-s--.es u leej r interest for the ma
jority of New Yorkers than as a pleusure
resort alone. It supplies the wealthy with
fresh vegetahles in winter. Thero are a
thousand who eat Ik-rmmla potatoes, Ber
muda onions and Bermuda beets to one who
.goes to bask in tho genial climate of the
island. Although the Bermudas are in about
tho same latitude as Charleston, the prox
imity of the Gulf Stream gives them a warm,
moit climate that wonderfully stimulates
vegetation. The soil is very rich, ami all
conditions combine to mako the islands tho
most perfect garden sjot in tho world. The
statistics of tho production of the Bermudas
are something startling.
The principal island of tho group is shaped
somewhat like the letter S, and is only
twenty-two miles long, following its curves,
or eighteen miles ns the crow Hies. At its
widest part the distance across tho island is
only one and a half miles. The total area is
l'J,:J7S acres, of which not over 1,400 acres
aro cultivated. Tho remainder ii mado up
of rugged hillsides and timber land. Tho
soil suituhle for gardening lies in pockets
and basins, and the largest plots cultivated
do not exceed four acres each. 80 prolific
aro tho 1,40!) acres that the wants of tho
population of 15,000 people are supplied, and
in one year produce valued at over oo0,0U0
The i-land is divided into small farms of
from twenty to thirty acres each. Tho land
is valued at from $100 to fiV) per acre, and
farms of twenty five acres with a good dwell
ing and outbuildings rent for $500 a year. A
little over half of tho iopulation are negroes.
Tho whites first eamo to tho island from
Virginia, but havo been largely increased
by Knglish settlora in recent years. Fruits
and grain are raised for home consumption,
but the chief occupation is vegetable grow
ing. Tho Bermuda onions, which are cele
brated for their mild flavor, largo size and
handsome apjicarauce, are planted in hot
beds in October. In December they are
transplanted in tho open fields, and the first
bulbs aro shipped to this market about tho
middle of March. The potatoes and beets
are planted iu December and January. Some
of the roots are pulled and shipped as early
as tho first of March, and by the end of tho
month these vegetables are at their best. Tho
tomato crop is planted in December, set out
in January, and ripens from the middle of
March until June. The largest production
in any one year was in 18S3. The average
valuo of the crop exported is t400,000. Ninety
per cent, of all tho produce shipped comes to
Jew York. 2ew York Mail and Express.
How to Handle Dynamite Safely.
Dynamite, when handled with ordinary
care, is not nearly so dangerous an explosive
as ordinary gunpowder. In fact, dynamite
does not explode easily, but requires a sharp
detonation to cause it to exhibits its immense
strength. To firo dynamite a fulminate cap
is employed, which is itself exploded by an
electric current from what is known as a
ratchet machine. The electric current in its
passage through a small portion of platinum
wire in the cap raises tho temperature of tho
platinum to a white heat. This ignites the
fulminate, which detonates, striking tho
dynamite cartridges with a blow of about
TOO pounds, and exploding them. An ordi
nary blow with a pick or iron drill will not ex.
plode a dynamite cartridge, but will explode
The whole source of danger lies in the fact
that the men using the explosive dq not un
derstand that it is the cap ana tiring machine
they must handle with care. A properly
prepared and electrically connected charge
will seldom if ever fail to explode. Careless'
ness in connecting the wires from the caps
and in giving the firing machine more work
than it can do, often results in leaving a por
tion of the charge unexploded to the lmmi
nent danger of the men on resuming work.
The employment of dynamito in all rock
work has been carried to such an extent iu
recent years that ordinary miners, men who
from the nature of their education are totally
unable to comprehend tho requirements for
absolute safety, and allowed to place and firo
charges. This is all wrong and should be
prohibited by law. No ono unfamiliar with
the requirements should bo allowed to under
take such work. Putting ignorant and care
less men in a position to handle any of the
modern high explosives is almost certain to
result in a disastrous exxlosion and the con
I sequent killing or manning of a number of
men too ignorant to protect themselves,-
Georga If. Benjamin in No w York Tribune
New Anecdotes of Grant.
Aropos of reminiscences concerning Gen.
Grant is this, which come3 from his old
homo in Galena.
Gun. Smith, ono of tho old residents of tho
place, was at dinner one day, before the war
was fairly inaugurated, when a servant an
"Some one to see you, sir.n
"A gentleman, James i"
"Weli, 110, sir; he's just a common man. I
gave him a chair in the hall.''
Tho ''common man" was the tanner Grant,
tho future commander in chief of the army
A few years later two gentlemen called on
a young man wno was located in a Chicago
boarding house. Two pieces of pasteboard
were sent to his room; on one was written in
pencd the name U. S. Grant The other
bore the cognomen of Gen. Grant's friend
and chum, J. Russell Jones.
Tho young man on whom Gen. Grant was
calling was Eugene Smith, tho son of Gen.
Smith, of Galena. The "common mans"
name was then foremost in the world.
At ono time the ladies of a certain church
in Galena gave a series of tea parties for
soma charitable organization. Mrs. U. B.
Grant belonged to the church circle, but
would not give tho tea party.
"I haven't a whole set of china in tho
house." she said in excuse, "and I will not
ask company to eat of? broken or nicked
dishes." Detroit Free tress,
Baron Hirsch, the eminent banker of
Vienna, is tho first Hebrew ever raised to
the Austrian peerage. The baron do
nated $30,000,000 for the relief of his
unfortunate co-religionists as a commem
oration of his fon Lucien, who died last
year. The Emperor Francis Joseph, in
recognition cf this display pj princely
I generosity, admitted the banker into tha
chamber of the Austrian seigneurs.
Buccesa sways with tho breath of Heaven,
Ami though thou thinkest that thou knowestsnre
Thy victory, yet thou canst not surely know;
For we are all, like swimmers iu the sea,
Poised on the top of a huo wave of fate.
Which hangs uncertain to which fide to fall.
And whether it will heave us up to land,
Or whether it will roll us out to seu
Back out to see, to the deep waves of death
We know not, and no search will muke in know;
Only the event w ill teach us iu Its hour.
The Xnwupiifier Tluslnefis.
First of all, I want to say that the
newspaper business is, to my mind, a
purely commercial enterprise. 1 do not
believe that newspapers are published for I
the good of the public. That is to say, I
do not believe that philanthropy filters
into the question in the slightest degree. ;
The newspaper business is carried on in j
much the same way as any other business
let ns say, the shoe business, for in- j
stance, by way of example. The man j
who sells shoes is anxious to get all the j
trade he can. lie tries to buy a better j
article than his competitor, and he tries
to sell it cheaper. 15y so doin? ho p-nins '
trade and many 1 ..o x
editor aims to be more enterprising than
his rival. lie tries to get more and better
news and special articles in advance of his
neighbor, and in that way gives his news
p:ipor 11 standing for enterprise and ahil-
itv. Foster Coates in hmiishme.
A Musician's nreakfast.
The old ' argument whether dinner,
which cii'ls his dav, or breakfast, which
lieuins it, is the more important meal,
still lives nnd moves men of gentler in
stincts. But a well known musician, who
touches the softer strings in people's na
tures with the taste and excellence of
both his little dinner and breakfast par
tics, has received many compliments for
his skill in devising the following break
fast: First, oranges sliced in sixteenths,
sprinkled wiih sugtir; second, omelette of
calves' brains, Vienna rolls, cafo n la
creine cuite; third, a Philadelphia broiler,
mushrooms broiled, on toast, hot com
muffins, stroutia water; fourth, a whole
tomato, skinned, headed up in lettuce,
Smithlield ham; fifth, whole artichokes
with niayonaise; sixth, a glass of port
wine. New York Press "Every Day
Training French War Dogs.
The "dog corps'' in the French army is
being carefully trained at Belfort, and the
pupils begin to do credit to their teachers.
Huge dogs are chosen, and every day they
are shown soldiers in German uniform
and excited to fly at the pseudo enemies,
being meanwhile kept in by a stroutj
chain. This lesson learned, the dogs are
taken to the outposts, each attached to a
sentinel, when presently a sham German
saunters by. The dogs fly after him with
such zeal that as a rule the soldier has to
make for the nearest tree. On difficulty
perplexes tho authorities the sporting
dogs will neglect their man hunting duties
if they get scent of any more legitimate
game, such ns a partridge or a rabbit.
Paris Cor. Albany Argus.
Burglars' Hard Earned Plunder.
"If young men knew how hard earned
is the plunder of burglars," said Inspector
Byrnes, "they would never go into the
business. Aside from the hard and dan
gerous jobs undertaken and the almost
certainty of imprisonment, there is the
other fact that a thief has to steal about a
hundred dollars for every five that he
realizes. His swag usually consists of
watches, jewelry, silverware and fine
clothes. To turn these things into money
he is compelled to take them either to
pawnshops or to criminal receivers of
stolen goods, and he will not get more
than a twentieth of their value on an
average." New York Cor. Chicago
Writlnjj for the Press.
The greatest theme is not too high for
the pressman. Years ago I made it a
habit to ask, if I had pre-empted no
theme; ''What are the people thinking
mostjabout today?" With the appliances
of information collected and becomo
familiar, the task is to meet the greatest
public curiosity in the most instantaneous
way, and that kind of writing is what
literature prepared the way for-that
men might sneak In the spirit of this era,
as ,J?sua di-1, ''with authority, and not
like the scribes." George Alfred Town-
send in The liter.
Tlie Hitter Corn Worm.
Villon has found in the corn worm a
peculiar kind of animal tannin. Tho
worm contains about iJ per cent, of tan
nin. The tannin thus obtained has all
the properties of oak tannin tans hide,
coagulates gelatine, etc. It is not a little
curious to find this substance in a living
animal. He rr.ust make an extrcyodv
bitter pill for the binls wha dine on him.
It will uow bo in order for some ingenious
scientist to discover that birds eat this
worm when they have sore throats.
Why She Thought So,
"Who was the wisett man" asked the
Sunday school teacher.
"Solomon,' proinptlv replied a little
"And who was the holiest?"
"Moses! What makes you think so?"
"Because I often hear papa speaking of
Holy Moses.' "Boston Couri&r-.
We will pay the above reward fcr any
case of liver complaint, dyspepsia, sick
headache, indigestion, constipation or
costiveness we cannot euro with
West's Vegetable Li vor Pilla, when the
directions are strictly complied v.itY
They are purely vegetable, arid never
fail to give satisfaction. Large hoses
containing 30 sugar coated pills, 25c.
For sale by all druggists. Beware of
counterfeits and imitations. The genu
ine manufactured only by John O. Well
& Co., 862 Wr. Madison St. Chicago, Its
Sold byW. .J Warrick.
Firtt Insurance written in the
jCtna, Phoenix and Hartford by
Windham A Davies.
Just alter our inventory, we reduce
prices to sell the goods rather than to
carry over. We are willing to Bell our
entire Winter Goods ut cost. Staples w
have a large quantity and oiTer them
very low. Calicos y to 5 cents per yard,
making tl.e best standard of them id 20
yards for i?1.00. Gingham best dicta
styles 10 cvul9 per yard. Dress giods
all 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 2."i; child
ren's tine ribbed worth 50, now 30. Un
der wear niut go at low prices, as wo
will not keep them over.
Our (tents Silver (bey Merino Shiiti
ai.11 J. . 1.3, .0. mi.1' pi ici-s 50 now 33.
Our Gents Silver grey marino thii ts
and drawers, extra quality 75 now 50.
Our Scarlet all wool shirts and draw
ers fine quality $1.00 now 75 cents.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $1.25 now 1.00.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, line quality $1.75 now 1,25.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $2.00 now 1.40.
liiidies' - Hiic.crwcur,
EQUALLY AS CHEAP.
Our 25 per cent, discount on cloaks, in
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 best
qualities for so little money.
Joseph V. Wcckbacli.
As per previous announcement, c had
fully determined to discontinue business in
Plattsmouth and so advertised accordingly and
now, as satisfactory arrangements Lave been
perfected for the continuance ot same under the
management of Mr. J. Finley and 11. F. liufi
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 lrcely 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
We trust to merit your good will and patron
The New Photograph Gallery
Will be open January 24th, at the
ODD STilD OF F. r. CIllUTlf
All work warranted first-class.
vv IE. OTJTI
n & hatnan.
and an elegant new
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