The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, April 17, 1888, Image 2
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 aacond-cUia matter. Offlce corner of Viue mill Filth vtrt-ets. TUMI rOK DAILY. Oat copy oua year in ndvanoe, by mall $0 00 Oaacopy per mouth, by carrier,... bo On copy par week, by carrier 13 TllUt FOB WBKKLV. On aopy out year. In ai! vaace Una copy tlx mouiDf. In advance... ...$1 W 75 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. 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 thereoff : COIl Ml I Kit. VoTKH.I oliNlIn-S. Vol Adams M .(elTe'sou ! J.illllSOIl i- AineWipe :i Arthur 1 Illume , J'.noue .... ; liox ..utte 4 lii-iwn ! isuir-t'o ii1 Hutler VI Hurt 9 Hi; il:vr ft; Oiae 6 'berry 6 ;heenuo U Kearney K-y:i t'aha & Ken ii Knox ... 7 Lancaster l.lticiiill X l.ouan IT lxup 3 Ma.lisnn M Mc hcrsou ' Me i rick 7 Nauce 5 Nemaha ' Mickoiu ; (,'hv ii INtllax Onw i'2 fuming .... 'uter .... Dakota .... J).iwes J;fcWSOII ... Dixou 1 '!: Douglas ... iMiiuly Villniore . . Kraut lin .. Frontier ... furu as tia-'e . . 7 f'awnee S . .17jrfrKiuS . . r I'icroo 4 .. 7 I'olk e . 8 : Platte 10 . . il' Phelps r ... 7 iclr.irdson Il' ..S7;Keil Willow t .. 4. Saline la . lj -sarpy f .. "'. Sa.intiprs Ii ..10. .. r. ..l:: Seward lr heridan 7 Sherman 7 Sioux ? Stanton 4 Thayer 7 l lioiuas 2 Valley e Vuslungtou f Way no 6 V.'elnter 9 Wheeler York 11 I'liorer. territory.. . 1 (iarfleld .. (ioiper s! (irant 1; lreeley 4 Hall 11 Hamilton . 10 I Hariau Haye 4 Mitchc )Clc C Hols 1 Howard 7, 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 I). Meiklejoitn. Walt. M. Seeley, Chairman. Secretary. 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 Democrat. 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 way. 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. Chicago llerald. An explanation. 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 explorations. $30O Reward. 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." bu Fven a cur may bark at hia own gate. Japanese Proverb. Clocd Purifier and Blood Maker. 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 preme co'irt. 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 pion Family. . 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 or'nge boxes." "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 pion bite." "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 damage. "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 scorpion." 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 Express. 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. CONSISTING OF- CHOICE LOTS I ONT 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 payments, 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 Park. 2 acres of ground adjoining South Park. 1 acres of ground adjoining South Parle. 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., price ?2,000. A valuable improyed stock fram in Merrick Co., Neb., 1G0 acres and on reosonvble terms. 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 dealing. TORNADO POLICIES. 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 nado Policy. Unimproved lands for sale or ex change. WISDHAI&DA7IBS PLATTS MOUTH, NEB. Sou n Park, I eat ureka 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. AND ALL HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Lowest -Prices in tlio City. Call and bo Convinced- SIXTH STREET, BET. MAIN AND VINE. FURNiTU 12 IT -FOU ALL YOU SHOULD CALL ON Where a magnificent J Vices UNDER AKING AND EMBALMING A SPECIALTY HLKJIsTRY BOEGK, CORNER MAIN AND SIXTH L. D. BET jt E T T. JUST RECEIVED. I have just received Keufehated Cheese, Edam Cheese. Bosuia Prunes, Macedonia Prunes, Califor nia and Turkish Prunes. Celery Relish; Clam Chovder; Eeef Tea very fine. Fresh Dates and Figs; Oranges, Eananas, cheap . 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 HEALTH WEAL 1 3 it I 1VL - It' 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. A Market. KINDS OF .fWi FURNITURE FOR HALLWAYS, OFFICES. PLA TTS3IO UT1 1, NEB. MP0BSUM. CLASSES OF- 1 .j 1 CD CaK'S slock of Goods antl Fair nbouml. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. 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. juLius pepperbergT MANtKACTCREn OF AND WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALEIt IN THE Choicest Brands of Cigars, including our Flor de Pepperbergo and 'Buds FULL LIKE OF TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES always in stock. Not. 26. 1888.