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7ii.F DAILY HEUALD, 1 LAi"lSM(Ju7 H, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, APKIL 17, 1888.
The Plattsmouth Daily Herald.
UNOTTB BliO S3.,
Publishers & Proprietors.
TUB PLATTSMOUTH HEUAI.D
la published every evening excapt Sunday
a-i Weekly every Thursday morning. ICegia
teretl at the postotllce, I'lat uniouth. N'ebr., s
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The Republican electors of the State of
Nebraska are requested to send delegates
from the several counties, to meet in con
vention, at the city of Omaha, Tussday,
May 15, 1SS, ut 8 o'clock p. m., for the
purpose of electing tour delegates to the
National Republican Convention, which
meets in Chicago June 19, 1888.
TUB A P PO KT f ON M EN T.
The several counties are entitled to re
presentation as follows, being based upon
the vote cast for lion. Samuel Maxwell,
eupreme Judge, in 1887, giving one del-cgate-at-large
to each county, and one
for each 150 votes and major fraction
COIl Ml I Kit.
J'.noue .... ;
liox ..utte 4
K-y:i t'aha &
Knox ... 7
Mc hcrsou '
Me i rick 7
Villniore . .
Kraut lin ..
. . 7 f'awnee S
. . r I'icroo 4
.. 7 I'olk e
. 8 : Platte 10
. . il' Phelps r ... 7
..S7;Keil Willow t
.. 4. Saline la
. lj -sarpy f
.. "'. Sa.intiprs Ii
l lioiuas 2
Way no 6
I'liorer. territory.. . 1
Hamilton . 10
Mitchc )Clc C
It is recommended that no proxies Lc
admitted to the convention, except such
as are held by persons residing ia the
counties from trie proxies are given. -Geokoe
Walt. M. Seeley, Chairman.
The Democracy takes its orders from
its Southern section aa it did in the old
days. The abject surrender f the
Northern Democrats on the direct tax
matter is but a repetition, under changed
circumstances and slightly altered con
ditions, of their surrender on the slavery
aud tariff question a generation or two
aero. Globe Democrat.
The Pittsburg Post prints a table,
which the othr free-trade papers copy,
showing that the number of sheep in the
three states of Pennsylvania, New York
and Ohio, takeu tegether, was 550,000
greater in the low-tariff year 1860 than
in the high-tariff 18S7. It would have
been better for thePoAto have left Ohio
. out fyf the calculation, as that etat state
increased its sheep more than 1,100,000
in the interval. Then it could show that
Pennsylvania and New York lost 1,500,
000 since 1S60. But if thit journal pur
sues its investigation into the subjtct a
little further it "will discover that al
though there was a decrease in the two
states named there was a big increase in
the conntry as a whole. Tho number of
shjep iu the United States in 1850 was
62,471,875, and in 1897 it was 44,759,31 1.
The number was about double as grett
at the latter date as it was at the former.
The explanation is this: The tariff,
which diversified and extended indus
tries, had made land in the eastern states
too valuable for sheep raising. The
New York and Pennsylvania farmers
found more profitab'e uses for their land
than producing sheep oa it, consequently
they sold their flocks to the Ohio, Illi
nois' Missouri and Taxas agriculturist?.
Tle increase in population and the estab
lishment and extension of industri-. s pay
ing better than hecp raising, which the
tariff is bringing about, are having their
effect in the latter states also, and the
sheep producer is still moving west
ward. The frae-trade journals are wel
come to all the'aid and comfort which
they can derive out of tha knowledge
that sheep raising was inure general eat
of the Alleghenits in the free-trade period
than it has been in the tariff era. But
we would respectfully caution them
against falling into the de'utiou that the
number of sheep in the country at large
is smaller now than it was then. Globe
SURPLUS AND THE DEM OC11A Tis I
Ever since the beginning of the present 1
session of congress, the democrats have
assured us that their chief desire was to '
reduce the surplus; but when the chance !
came for them to dispose of $17,000,000 j
they refused to de so because it would
reduce the surplus and at the same time
pay an honest debt, this bill was dslibcr
ately set aside by democratic votes.
The loyal states can get along without
the money which has thus been denied
them because they fctood by the union
and paid taxes to support federal soldiers.
They furnished this money freely when
it was nccefisary, and if democratic in
justice shall prevent it from being paid
back to them, they can stand it. They
have naked only for what is fairly due to
them, and what the government is able
to give them without embarassment in
any particular. The democratic party
chouses to tako the position that it is not
right to use surplus funds in canceling
debts of that kind, aud it remains for
the people to say whether it is better to
let $17,000,000 lie in the trsasury, or to
spend it in paying back te the loyal
st:itc" what they advanced at the begin
ning of the war, to keep the flag flying
till money could be raised iu some other
Unhappy Old Men,
The professional man, who makes his liv
ing by hard knocks and constant exertions,
is prone to envy tho business man or si)ecu
lator who can go on making money almost
without work, and who can pile up a fortune
which seems enormous to one who manages
to pick out of tho world by constant en
doavor a snug living and perhaps a little
more under favorable conditions. But when
old ae comes tho professional man has an
immense advantage over ftie merchant, par
ticularly over the merchant who is, from tho
nature of things, so common in a country
like this the merchant who was not edu
cated in his youth, and whose chase after
tho mighty dollar has stunted all the more
reflfttU aud studious aspirations he may orig
inally have possessed.
For the old merchant, rich as he may be,
there is little satisfaction in the last years,
ilo can either struggle on after dollars which
have no longer any significance or charm for
him, or he can spend his time moping and
loitering uneasily, miserable in idleness, and
not knowing which way to turn or what to
do with the time which before he never had
any to spare. Of course this is not the case
with all rich old men who have made their
money in trade. Some ha vo as Convenient
and satisfactory methods of employing their
minds as could be asked for; but the major
ity are not so fortunate. Scattered about
this town are rich men, or men with all the
property they have need for, and more, too,
who are quite unhappy in their idleness.
What is this "nervous trouble" with
which so many seem now to be afllicted ? If
you will remember a few years ago the
word Malaria was comparatively un
known, today it is as common as any
word in the English language, yet this
word covers only the uitaaing of another
word used by our forefathers in times
past. So it is used with nervous diseases,
as they aud Malaria are intended to cover
what our grandfathers called Biliousness,
aud all are caused by troubles that arise
fro.11 a diseased condition of the Liver
which in performing its functions finding
it cannot dispose of the bile through the
ordinary channel is compelled to pass it
off through the system causing nervous
troubles, Malaria, Bilious Fever, etc.
You who are suffering can well appreci
ate a cure. We recommend Green's Au
gust Flower. Its cures are marvelous.
An observant metropolitan barber eays
that he can tell one's physical condition
by the state of the hair!
Oegs'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 O. P.
Smith & Co., druggists. j25,3mo,d-w.
Dr. Schliemann has gone to Alexand
ria with Professor Virchew, and will
spend several months in Egypt making
We will pay he above reward for any
case of liver complaint, dyspepsia, sick
headache, indigestion, constipation or
costiveness we cannot cure with
West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with.
They are purely vegetable, and never
fail to give satisfaction. Large boxes
containing o0 sugar coated pills, 25c.
For sale by nil druggists. Beware of
counterfeits and imitations. The genu
ine manufactured only by John O. Well
& Co., 802 W. Madison St. Chicago, Its
Sold byW. .J Warrick.
An Albany reporter writes of "a quiet
it effective wedding."
Fven a cur may bark at hia own gate.
Clocd Purifier and Blood
No remedy in the world has gained
the popularity tli.it this medicine has, as
r- hold on family medicine. No one
should be without it. It has no calomel
c 1 quinine in its composition, consequent
ly no bad effects can ari.-e from it. We
keip a full supply at all times. O. P.
Sxinu Co. Druggist. j25-3modd;w
If Diogenes lived today he would be
cut with a lantern looking for a Demo
cratic lawyer who hasn't been mentioned
for the ofiice of chief justice of the su
Bogg's Cherry Cough Syrup.
Is warranted for all that the label rails
for, so if it does not relieve your cough
yon can call at our store and the money
will be refunded to you. It acts simul
taneously on all parts of the system,
thereby leaving no bid results. O. P.
Smith & Co., Druggists. j25-3tud&w
Fira Insurance written in tho
Etna, Phoenix and Hartford by
Windham A Davies.
STUNG BY A SCORPION.
HOW THE DEADLY INSECT MAKES
ITS WAY NORTHWARD.
A Scared Darkey In New York Frnlc
Store The Old Drugglat'a Remedy The
"Male Killer'" Description of the Scor
. A reporter waa hurrying down Barclay
street a few days ago, conscious that he
had but a few minutes in which to catch
the Iloboken ferryboat, when he suddenly
stopped at a dark opening, which led into
a still darker basement. Bunches of ba
nanas hung to the lintel and were fes
tooned tip the jambs of the doorway,
while bursting crates of golden orangea
were piled on the downward lending steps.
It was an agonizing yell, which seemed
to hint of murder and sudden death,- as it
burst from the recesses of this dinsy look
ing cavern that had arrested his steps.
He had not long to wait for an explana
tion. Up the steps, at tho risk of overturn
ing tho piled up boxes of fruit which ob
structed the passage, bounded a coal black
necro. whose eyes were bulging out of his
head with mingled fright and pain, and
as ho ran he vigorously shook one of his
immense hands, which the reporter could
Bee was crowing every instant still larger,
'Fo' do lawd." ho blubbered, "I'so a
dead nlggah, suab. I'so stung by a rat
tler, I is." To a dabbler in natural his
tory the opportunity was not to be niissed,
even at the expense of losing half a dozen
Iloboken ferry boats, and tho reporter
followed the negro as he bolted into a
drug store near by. Ho found the man
exhibiting" his wounded paw to an un
sympathetic druggist, who seemed, how
ever, to know exactly what to do under
tho circumstances, while the patient kept
up a running commentary of ejaculations
bearing on the agony he was suiienng.
"Hit's a ter'ble bite, snah. Hit aches me
'way tip to dat ar' shoulder. Rattler's
bite's poison, aint's it, eah?" "That's no
rattler." snorted the drnecrist. "Carre
out of a bunch of bananas, you say? Wed,
I guess It was a scorpion."
"No, sah, hit came from among dem
"Then it must have been a cpider or a
mule killer," said the druggist.
By this time he had prepared a dose
which he gave the terrified darkey to
swallow, and then, with a strong smelling
lotion, he bathed the afllicted member.
At this point the reporter took a hand in
the conversation. "Is that whisky you
gave him to drink?" he asked.
"No, young man," said the old drug
gist. "It's ammonia, and worth a quart
of whisky in the case of a spider or scor
"Then a mule killer is a scorpion?"
"No, sir, it is not a scorpion."
"Ah, then" with brilliant ratiocina
tion "it's a spider."
"Wrong again," said the druggist. "It
Isn't a spider."
"Then what on earth is it?"
"It's just between the two," said the
druggist, and the darky having subsided
into a condition of mute despair, varied
by an occasional moan of lingering agony,
and the store being otherwise deserted,
the druggist became quite conversational.
He was an old man with clean shaven
face, straggling gray hair and keen eyes,
which peered at one over the tops of his
old fashioned spectacles. This was by no
means the first case of a poisonous bite he
had treated, he said, since he had. settled
in the neighborhood. All around him
were the establishments of dealers in all
sorts of tropical fruits, and hidden in
bunches of bananas, under heaps of cocoa
nuts or in crates of fruit, were often to
be found scorpions and spiders of all sorts
and sizes. Occasionally the men handling
the fruit get bitten, but more often the
insects are in a semi-torpid state and are
killed before they get a chance to do any
"Many years ago," continued thedruc
gist, "I was a member of a surveying
party, for, among other professions I have
followed, is that of a surveyor, and found
myself helping to lay out one of the first
railroads ever run through Florida. We
were at work during the cold season,
when one evening, after a hard day's
work, I rode into camp on my mule, and,
picking up a blanket which was lying
across a log, I buckled it around my
beast's body to prevent it catching cold.
Hardly had I done so when the mule be
gan to indulge in a gymnastic perform
ance which would have put even an army
mule to the blush. I paid no attention at
first beyond passing a few objugatory re
marks, but finally, as he kept up
his kicking and plunging, I determined
to take oil the blanket and see if a branch
of thorny immora might not have got en
tangled in it and account for his restless
ness. Instead of a thorn I found a brown
creature about three inches loug hanging
on for dear life to the mule's back. One
of the men who knew the country rather
better than I said it was a mule killer,
and sure enough, inside of two hours Mr.
Mule was as dead as the proverbial her
rinp. As we sat round the cunp fire that
night many were the stories told of the
havoc wrought by this insigniJlcant look
ing pest. Not only mules but valuable
horses have fallen victims by the scoro to
this insect, which is variously known as
the scruncher, devil's bull driver and whip
The scientific description of the scor
pion family states that they have an
elongated body, which, like that of all
members of that family, is divided into
segments, the last six of which, in the
case of the scorpion, are of equal size.
The tail is flexible and ends in a sting.
The cheliccra, or fangs, are short, and
end in a pincer like appendage, while the
palpi, or jaw appendages, are long and
also end in a forceps. Respiration is ef
fected by means of two pairs of pulmo
nary sacks, which communicate with tho
nir through four openings. A curious
thing to be noticed about the whip
scorpion is that tho poisonous fangs
nbove referred to take the place of the
harmless feelers or antenna f beetles,
butterflies, moths and most ot the Crus
tacea, such as lobsters and shrimps. A
tognate change is remarked in spiders, in
whom the antennae are replaced by poison
ous jaws. The anterior pair of the legs of
the whip 6corpion are also peculiar. They
are much thinner than the others, and the
feet are many jointed, so as to be capable
of being used as flexible organs of touch,
so that this ugly looking beast has turned
his teelers into poisonous jaws and his legs
into feelers. Tho whip consists of the
thin, vicious looking tail, which can be
lashed around like a rawhide in the hands '
of an angry man. New York Mail and
Messrs. Fremy and Yernenil, of Paris,
rhemists, have informed the Academy of
Sciences that they have succeeded in pro
ducing real rubies by artificial means.
The tests 6how that this la a fact. The
biggest yet made i3 the size of a big pin
head, but size is a matter that can be reg
ulated. New York Sun,
Real Estate Bargains
EXAMINE OUR LIST.
21 lots in Thompson's addition.
40 lots iu Townsend's addition.
Lot 10 block 188, let 5 block 164.
Lot 1 block C, lot 6 block 95.
Lot 11, block 111, lot 8, block 61,
LOTS IN VOCNG iKl) IIAYb' ADDITION.
Lots in Palmer's addition.
Lots in Duke's addition.
Improved property of all descriptions
and in all parts of the city on easy terms.
A new and desirable residence in
South Park, can be bought on monthly
Before purchasing elsewhere, call and
see if we cannot suit you better.
5 acres of improved ground north of
the city limits.
5 acres of ground adjoining S nth
2 acres of ground adjoining South
1 acres of ground adjoining South
20 acres near South Park: Se i sec.
14, T. 10, R. 12, Cass county, price $1,
800, if sold soon.
nw i sec. 8, T. 13, R. 10, Cass Co.,
A valuable improyed stock fram in
Merrick Co., Neb., 1G0 acres and on
Windham & Davies.
Consult your best interests by insuring
in the Phconix, Hartford or JEtmx com
panies, about which there is no question
as to their high standing aud fair
The present year bids fair to be a dis
astrous one from tornadoes and wind
storms. This is fore-shadowed by the
number of storms we have already had
the most destructive one so far this year
having occurred at Mt. Vernon, 111.,
where a large number of buildings were
destroyed or damaged. The exemption
from tornadoes last year renders their oc
currence more probable in 1883.
Call at our office and secure a Tor
Unimproved lands for sale or ex
PLATTS MOUTH, NEB.
T. J. THOMAS,
WIIOLKSAI.K AND ltKTAH. DKAI.KU IN
Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal and roultry.
I invito all to givo rao a trial.
Sugar Cured Meats, Hams, V.iict v, Lard, etc., etc. Frct.li Oysters in Can and Kulk
at lowest living pricis. Do not fuil lo tiive nie your palrcmige.
Lowest -Prices in tlio City. Call and
SIXTH STREET, BET. MAIN AND VINE.
YOU SHOULD CALL ON
Where a magnificent
UNDER AKING AND EMBALMING A SPECIALTY
CORNER MAIN AND SIXTH
L. D. BET jt E T T.
I have just received Keufehated Cheese,
Bosuia Prunes, Macedonia Prunes, Califor
nia and Turkish Prunes.
Celery Relish; Clam Chovder; Eeef Tea
Fresh Dates and Figs; Oranges, Eananas,
Ii. D. BENNETT.
.1 A TIT A XT 1 -rr
"u'"""'lu J . VV. JVXAKTHI3.
S MffHM SEATS? & C.,
WHOLESALE JL1TJD RETAIL
CITY HEAT (MARKET:
PORK PACKERS and dealehs in BUTTER AND EGGS.
BEEF, PORK, MUTTON AJN'i) VEAL.
THE BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS ALWAYS ON HAND.
Sugar Cured Meals, Hams. Eacon, Lard, dc, &o
cf our own make. The be.t brands of OYSTERS, in cans and bulk at
.WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
CS-IVSS 'UBilME OALLi
it I 1VL -
Dr. K. C. West's Nerve and Krrtn Treatnipnt
acuarantee specific for Hysteria Dizii.ess.
Convulsions. Kits. Nervous .Neuralgia. Il.-a1-ache.
Nerveou I'n-stratfon eausea lv 11) line
of alcohol or tebaceo. Wafcef illness. .V'eiital Ie
presHion, Kofteniup of! lie Hrain reeultii-g in In
sanity an.l leaiinn t niiserv, deoay and -ieatli,
resiiaiure old Ae. I'-arieiiiiess, ise of Tow
er in either si-x. 1iiv,1iii t;uy l.c.-f, surt Spf r-nint-
rrhoea caused liy over-exertion of 1 lie
brain, eelfabuse cirover-indnlifer.ee Fuel) box
contains one month's treatment. 1 a box
orsix boxes for 5. 00, sent by mail" rri rai-J ur
re.-eii.tt of pi Ice
WE GUARAT TIESI2D02IS
To cure any cace With each order received
by 1 s f . six boxes, aceoir pan ed with 5 CO.
we will send the purchaser ur written jrnaran
lee to icturu tl.-e rronev if the ri atn;er.t does
not effect a cure. ;urartees issued c n!y bv
W ill J. "V arriclt sole ageDt. Tlattsinouth. Neb".
It may be thnt there is a land that is
fairer than this,but it would take an art
ist to find it.
.fWi FURNITURE FOR
PLA TTS3IO UT1 1, NEB.
slock of Goods antl Fair
r WW m
For sale or exchange. A number of
fine pieces of residence properly. Apply
to Windham and Davit?. d-w3w.
The standard remedy for liver com
plaint is Wcft'n Liver Pill-; thy never
disapp- int you. 20 pills 25c. At War
rick's drug store.
One, two. five find ten-sere tracts for
sale on reasonable terms. Apply to
Windham and Davits. d-w-lm.
MANtKACTCREn OF AND
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
DEALEIt IN THE
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
Flor de Pepperbergo and 'Buds
FULL LIKE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always in stock. Not. 26. 1888.
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