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1'IjATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECKAIISElt 11, 1888.
Washington, Dec. 11.- Willard IX
Morgaierge has been appointed post
master at Simon, Cherry county, Neb.,
vice Elias S'.illwill, resigned.
Tlie following Iowa postmasters have
leen appointed: Emily Brian. IJlairstown
Ik-nton county, yice Jane Applyatc, re
maned; Chaa. II. Iiuech, Goos Lnke,
Clinton county, vice P. A. Gohlmann,
resigned; Andrew T. liarncs, Leighton,
Mahaska county, vice D. A. Gray, re
joined; Lorenza D. Ew'tn, Levey, Polk
county, vice L. B. Laub, resigned.
The "Q" Strike.
Chicago, Dec. 11. A final attempt
will be. made in a few days by a com
mittee of the engineers who went on a
strike on the Burlington road last Febru
ary to get the men back to work upon
the old terms, or better. The result of
the conference in bound to be important,
for if the men cannot get buck the com
mittee ha power to renew the efforts
made last spting and declare a general
boycott on "Q" freight. If this boycott
is declared, it is said the switchmen will
6cek to defeat the engineers for the reason
that the fenner vow vengeance against
the engineers and charge them with
treachery in having induced them to
strike last spring and then leaving them
in the lurch.
Trio Birmingham Massacre.
BiitMiNiiiM, Ala., Dec. 11. The cor
onor id endeavoring to get at the bottom
of the facts in Saturday night's massacre.
The excitement still runs very high, and
the people arc divided in opinion over
the action of the officers. One very re
markable feature is that nearly every man
killed had been shot in the back, show
ing that the crowd had turned away in
the alley when the firing began.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, of which Hawes id a member,
have telegraphed that they have engaged
a detective to look up the case. They
believe that Hawes U inuocent of the
crime, and that the colored woman, Fan
nie Bryant, and Albert Patterson mur
dered and rubled Mrs. Hawes, and then
killed the children.
It is reported that Hawes has made a
" full confession of his crime.
In addition to the injured whose names
were given last night, there are n large
number of poople who received slight
Imt not disabling wounds, ami are there-
fore not reported at the hospital.
Certain prominent officials in the city
have telegraphed Governor Scay that
they consider it necessary for him to be
here, and have asked him to come at
once. Miny telegrams passed yesterday
between th governor and city officials.
The funerals of Postmaster Throckmor
ton and other victims took place yester
day afternoon with impressiveceremonies.
Sheriff Smith still claims the crowd
Nashville, Tenn,, Dec. 11. A special
from Birmingham, Ala., says: Governor
Seay arrived here at 11::15 last night and
is in conference with Col. Jones. He
says that from the reports he has received
bethinks Sheriff Smith did his duty.
A nice line of silk and linen handker
chiefs and uiuillers just received at J. II.
IlurrUlo on the Texas Plains.
The re-opened discussion of the buffalo
Question calL for a few statements con
cerning these ar.iuiala in Texas. Two
hundred head cr more of these animals
may be found in the Panhandle of Texas,
on the IJano L&tacado, nnd in No Man's
Land. Sonic are on the Palo Duro Canyon
ranch, owned by Capt. Charles Good
night; others in the Texas Capital syndi
cate, or X1T pasture, especially on the
North plair-s. i. e., north of the Canadian
river; still others are at large. Probably
twenty or more buffalo calves were cap
tured" this spring in that region and
driven to Kansas for mercenary and
breeding urose3. The cowboy's ideal,
likethatof the more "refined" Bportsman,
. . Is to shoot these cattle at sight, but the
f proprietors cf the ranches are doing
much for their protection.
There rrc aho many buffalo on the
South p'r. The antelope, black tailed
deer ar.d many rare but smaller mam
mals ere found in the same region all
of wbicli I saw r beard of during a re
cent vi.it to P!r.za Larga, Tucumcarri
Mesa and the Texas Panhandle. Na
turalists desiring tlese forms should go
to Tascosa. Tex., near tho new Mexican
line, a place easily accessible from Kan
sas, Denver and Texas, via the Fort
Worth end Denver railway. The cap
ture of wild horses is a profitable pursuit
in this region. Robert T. Hill in Science.
A Sngswtlon from Crtru.
The late Baron Rothschild, dining once
at Ids club in Paris, beard some one say:
"Horrible bore lout X 10.000 francs
have not even got an acknowledgment,
and he's gone to Constantinople." Write
to him," said the baron. "Have done so,
and it don't answer." "Then, mon cher,
write to him thus: 'Dear Monsieur X ,
when the Turks and Turkesses leave you
a Utile leisure timo, send me the 20,000
francs I lent you. "But he only owes
xne 10,000." "Precisely! he will write
and say so, and then there's your ac-
L..llnnin Son Vrrw i .- ArrTW
ONE PUZZLE SOLVED
Why Puiuted Clock Tolnt to Eight
Minutes After Eight.
A reader of The Sun, who was also, as
all Sun readers are, an observing man,
recently sent a letter to this office asking
why it was that every clock and watch
maker who 6lung an imitation clock or
watch outside his shop as a Eign had
th hands painted on the face at ex
actly eighteen minutes after 8 o clock
This was a poser to every clock 6eller
a reporter asked. The signs came
to them that way, they said. The ma
jority of them had never noticed the
curious coincidence. If asked where
they cot their si ens painted the reply
was that they left the order with their
wholesale dealer and tho sign came
along, lhat was all they knew about it.
Inouiries anion e: the wholesalers in
Murray street and Maiden lane developed
the curious fact that there is no compe
tition in tho trade or painting clock
siens. A man named Groot has a prac
tical monopoly of tho Chicago market
and the territory for hundreds of miles
around. In Cincinnati W. II. Smith
docs the business without competition,
and in this city, and for as many miles
arotmd as New York commands the
clock trade, W. L. Washburn enjoys a
lalorious but enviable monopoly.
This state of affairs is brought about
by the wholesale clock and watch deal
ers themselves, who got used to patron
izing these thrco dealers many years
ago, and never got enough out of the
Ixabit of it to give any other painter the
ghost of a show to 6uccced with an op
"But Father Washburn," said one
wholesale dealer, "is father of them all,
and of emblematic signs as well. He
was tho first painter to make a sign em
blematic of any business, and he started
in way back in '53. Why, the big con
cerns that make metal signs don't bother
him at all. He gave his ideas to the
wholo world to copy, and the world got
rich. The friends ho made back in the
'50s have stuck to him ever since, and
one branch of the business has stuck so
close that no competitor in other branches
of sign work ever thinks of getting a
clock or watch sign to make, and if by
chance he did, he'd probably be so scared
he'd send the customer to Father Wash
burn." Mr. Washburn was painting a clock
on a big star when the reporter called.
He was an old man with a happy face
and a white beard. There were clock
signs mapped out, half done and finijhed.
hanging all around, and every blessed
one of them had the hands ficinted at
eighteen minutes after B o'clock
"The reason all tho dummy clock hands
point to that hour," said Mr. Washburn,
ia because I paint them all. and I always
paint that hour. When I painted the first
emblematic sign ever painted as a mat
ter of business, back in 33, it was a clock.
I don't know how 1 put the hands. All I
remember about it is tliat it was for P.
T. Barnum's old concern on Cortlandt
street, the Jerome Clock company, since
gone up tho sjxnit. I Painted tho hands
any way I chose, up, down, crosswise, or
together, as my niood dictated, from
that time up to April 14, ltSG5. That
night the news was Hashed into the city
that Lincoln had been shot in Ford's
theatre. I was working on a sign for
Jeweler Adams, who used to keep on
Broadway, ppposite Stewart's, at the
time. I was making a great clock to
hang outside. Adams came running in
while I was at work. He was a strong
Lincoln man. Ho said:
" 'Point those hands at the hour Lin
coln was shot, that the deed may never
"1 painted the liamls, therefore, at
eighteen minutes after 8. The idea struck
mo forcibly, and when I came to look at
the c ffect I found it was the most conve
nient arrangement, since it displayed
both the hands well, and left the top half
of the clock free to paint in the name of
the i lock Beller if desired. So I threw all
my t t encils away and made new ones
for that hour. I have never varied from
th system since, and that's the reason
all tho clock signs point as they do. The
Chicago and Cincinnati people, I find,
are doing the same thing. They don't
know the 6tory, but they probably were
won to my plan by the capability of that
particular arrangement for artistic dis
play in painting." New York Sun.
Something New In Fishing.
FL hing by artificial light is pot a pew
thing, but the way some fishermen along
the coast of Maine are using- the electric
light is new. Tho old way was to plunge
an incandescent lamp into the water, the
connection being made with some source
of electricity on board the fishing vessel,
and the mains to the lamp often got foul
of the fishing tackle or the cable of the
vesbel, destroying its usefulness. Now a
Frenchman has adopted a better way by
adopting a lamp worked by a primary
battery , the whole of which can be thrown
overboard and regained when the trip is
emloj. The battery consists of six Bun
sen c ells, in which, however, chromic
acid is placed instead of nitric acid,
formerly used. The cells are connected
in tension with a twelve-volt Edison
lamp. The success of the experiments
lately had presages the general adoption
by our coast fishermen of this new dis
covery. Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
Clues for Many Purposes.
Soak half a pound of glue over night
in a quart of good milk and boil it the
ncrt day; it will dissolve moisture much
better than glue dissolved in water.
' Au adhesive mucilage for labels, suit
able for bottles or glass, may be prepared
by flaking glue in strong vinegar; then
heat to boiling and add flour. This is
very adhesive, and doe? not decompose
wlii:i kept in wide mouthed bottles.
The following preparation is very use
ful for gumming large sheets of paper,
which may be kept on hand ready for
Starch, two drachms; white sugar,
cue ounce; giuncrabic, two drachms; to
to I oiled with a sufficient quantity of
water. Jewelers' Record.
The Prussian bine dye was discovered
by r-iesbach, at Berlin, in 1710.
THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR.
My pnuicluiolhiT at in HioM iK-l:ln2 hcJr
(Hut ! wan not my f;riuiiliiio:lier thru .
A I lit-r i-i t lit! lo fa:i waa bow iiclniily fair
As lie I.iiikIiixI a ilflluni-e l tm-a:
Hr sunlxiiiiii't IlistterM like bird on Its string,
tier hair wundi-reil fret) on tho liret-zc;
And Knyly I wwn did my frrandinothor sing
Unilcrneiuli llioae oi l gnurl'U oIe trees.
My grandfather rode through the white orchard
And tethered I' Is roan to a tree;
He'd a well ponder'd wis ou hla billy yotinjj pate.
Alid high tussclM l;iota to his kneel
From the pink apple blossoms that over him uuiik.
He brush 'd off the dew with his hut.
Till ho came to the place where the rocking chair
And iny merry young grandmother sut
The kingcup and daisy bloomed round in theiir
And beca of their sweetness did 6lp;
But my grandfather blush 'd and my Krarnlfathei
As he llick'd off their heads with his whip;
My granny she hummed her a cunning old song
"Faint heart never won ladyo fair!"
So he wooed and he prayed, and befoi-e very long
There sat two In that old rocking chuir!
John Gerald Brentian
Where London Policemen Come From.
The majority of tho metropolitan po
lice have come straight into the force
from the country. It is found that coun
trymen make the best policemen. Tho
born Londoner is of very little use. His
nervous teiiiDcramcnt would disoualifv
him, even if bis physique wcro satisfac
tory, and it is a well established fact
that in physique the Londoner is sadly
deficient. Ho is not to be compared in
height, breadth of chest or muscular
tone with tho average "young man from
the country. As for his nerves, they
are simply worthless. They are already
strung up to their full limit of endur
ance. e have beard the same thing
said of bus drivers that London men
cannot stand the work, and that the
best drivers are those who have been
"broujrht up to horses" in some coun
try stable. It is the opinion of officials
well able to judge, that in the whole
of Whitochapcl there could hardly bo
found a single man fit to rx a ouce
man. The strong arm, the ptout heart,
tho cool head, the steady nerve, are all
wanting in the Londoner; and the proof
of it is to be found in the comparatively
small proportion of Londoners who are
admitted or, being admitted, can remain
in the police force. Naturally enough,
the recruits are chiefly men drawn from
tho country round London. Kent fur
nishes a goodly number; so do Essex,
Ilcrtfordsliire, Sussex and Hampshire.
There is an authentic instance of a con
stable who hailed from Orkney, but
probably he came by sea. With tlus ex
ception there is scarcely a man in the
force who comes from the country north
of OlaHgow. That city absorbs all the
tall men who want to be policemen, and
so in their respective districts do Liver
pool, Leeds, Manchester and the other
large towns of tho north cf England. It
is not till we get south of Birmingham
that the attractive force of the metropo
lis takes effect. St. James liudgct.
lionmiiig a New I'lay.
At Ilavcrly's theatre, now the Colum
bia, a few years ago, there was a certain
attraction which was boomed in many
curious ways. A 3-oung newspaper man
received one day a note written in a
lady's hand, telling him that she would
occupy tho right band stage box at Ilav
erly's that night, carrying a large fan
and liouquct, and that she would like to
sec him there with a red carnation in his
buttonhole. He thought at first that it
was a trick, but he dropped in at Ilav
crly's that ni'ilit, and, standing along the
east wall, with eyes riveted upon the
right stage box, were twenty or thirty
club men and rounders, who had evi
dently received duplicates of tho news
paper man's note. A lady with a big
tan and bouquet sat in the box, but she
appeared completely occupied with the
play, and cave the crazers no return
glances. Only one among them, an
elderly lawyer, wore the red carnation.
The custom of giving tips is of royal
origim. It was soon adopted by the no
bility, and then by persons who wislicq
to travel in regal splendor. Tips were
presumed to represent the kind of con
sideration duo to persons in the lowest
walks of life from those of noble birth or
occupying exalted stations. The prac
tice of giving them is entirely out of
place in tliis country. Here every person,
is presumed to be equal in rank. We
have no privileged class and no servile
one. Nearly every one work3 for pay
and receives wages for his labor. De
manding gratuities or showing resent
ment if thev are not voluntarily iriven is
an imposition or an insult. Chicago
One of The Chronicle fcovs who wa
out 'possum hunting the other night
stumbled over the dead body of a cow In
the Little river swamp. The cow had
crumpled horns, from one of which was
dangUng a huge rattlesnake. The indi
cations were that the cow had seen the
snake coiled and in the act of springing
upon her. and had accordingly hooked
the reptile, tho horn penetrating the
snake's body so that the rattler was una
ble to free hlmsell. lne cows horn
killed the rattler, but the rattler's fangs
killed the cow. And yet tradition says a
rattlesnake's bite doesn't harm a cow.
Mr. Charles XJ. Baker, of Oil City, is
the name of a pleasant gentleman who
To see him walk you would be led to
think that one of his knees had been
slightly injured, but the truth of the
matter is that both of Mr. Uaker s lower
limbs are artificial. His one limb was
amputated a short distance below the
knee and the other about four inches
below the hip joint. He can easily
ascend or descend a pair of stairs.
This is the urst case ever known in
which a man could walk with artificial
limbs when one lex was amputated
above the kneo joint. His appearance
is cnangeu out nuie ana ins misior
turie" would never be noticed. Pitt
Tho minimi nutting of stockholders in
the lMnttMiiouth Lou n fc liuilding Asso
cintion will be held on Mi mlav .! hh. 7th
15SJI, in (3. A. It. hall, city of 1'lalts
tmiuth, for the purpose of Jcting a
board of directors for the ensuing year
and for the transaction of such other
business as may properly come before Hu
mecting. J. II. Ym xii.
Dec. 4, '8. tf Sec'y.
Why go to grocery and dry goods
stores for arctics when you can get them
for 85c at Sherwood's i
Why go to grocery and dry goods
stores for ai diets when you ran get thein
for t'v nt Sherwood'?
II. "oock's furniture stock is acknowl
edged to ! the tim-st and most complete
in the city.
Everything necessary for furnishing a
house can be purchased at II. ISoeck's.
The City Meat Market is the best place
to buy fresh meats, pork chops, poultry
and game of all kit.ls. tf
Tin light running Howe at Sherwood's
only $';. t0.
HEALTH IS WEALTH !
'.ijfcTR EATM S f.T " "
Dr. E. C. West's Nerve ami it-;lu Treatmfiit
a guarantee specitle fur ilysieiia lJiziues!.
Convulsions. Kits. Nervous Neuml;xia, Head
arhe. MerveoiiH i'rostrvt'on caused by tlieue
of alcoliol or tobacco. Wake fulness. Vental lie
predion, Softeninir of th Hraiu resulting in in
sanity and leading t - misery, decay and death,
reinature old Ae. Harreniiess, Loss of Tow
er in either sex. Involuntary I-osc-s and Ser
rnat'n liira caused )y over-exertion of llit
brain, gelfahuse or over-intluljjenc-e Kaeh box
contains one month's treatment, Sl.wi a box
orsix boxes for if5.0O, sent by mail prepaid or
receipt of price
WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES
To cure any case. With eaeh order received
by us for six boxes, aeeompan ed v.-iili $5.00.
we will send the purchaser t-ur written guaran
tee to return the money if the tr atmer.t does
not elfeet a cure. (Juarantees issued only bv
Will J. Warrick sole a ut, l'lattsnmutli.'cb
n fl OFFERED
for an incurable case of Catarrh
ia the Head by the proprietors of
DR. SAGE'S CATARRH REMEDY.
Symptoms of Catarrh. Headache,
obstruction of nose, discharges falling- into'
throat, sometimes profuse, watery, and acrid,
at others, thick, tenacious, mucous, purulent,
Sloody and putrid j eyes weak, ringing- in ears,
eaf ness. difficulty of clearing- throat, expeeto
aation of offensive matter; breath offensive:
smell and taste impaired, and ireneral debility.
Only a few of these symptoms likely to be pres
ent at once. Thousands of cases result in con
sumption, and end in tho prave.
By its mild, soothing-, and healing properties.
Dr. Sage's Remedy cures the worst cases. 50c.
-V V " S3.
jr u f r i y rryriu-
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Uneaualed as a 1.1 ver Pill. Smallesr-cheno-
est, easiest to take. One Pellet a Done,
Cure Sick Headache, ISilioua Headache.
Dizziness. Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and ail derangements of
(ie stomach and bowels. 23 eta. by druggists.
Dr. C A. Marshal
Preservation of tho Natural Teeth a
Specialty. Aue-Pthelics given for Pain
less Filling on Extraction of Teeth.
Artificial teeth nnule on Ghl, Silver,
Rubber or Celluloid Platis, nntl inserted
as soon as teeth are extracted when "de
All work warranted. Prices reasonable.
FITZGERALH V BlCK I'lTTSMOUT!!. NKB
WM. Z, B R Q W IV E ,
Personal attention to all business Kntrust
o my care.
xotacsv xr Or l'M K.
Title Examined. lstaictn Compiled, In
surance Wiii ten. Fe::l fcj-tate Soll.
Better Facilities for inakinc Farm Loan than
Any Other Agency
Pla(i'U :iil, - V f in Kit
Brencli Health Seamless
F001 WARMERS I
JOE, The Oi Price Clothier
And Destroyer of Ilili Prices, wants to fret into
the jrn.ct.. uf tiu. ln J ,J ;e, ami he is lioiiml to
jOOl) (ioods, always.
Jn DEVIATING P..1 italic
1 A j O (! as Represented
Jo Underhand Methods.
IiUTII at any Cost,
j VERY Customer a I'riend.
p YEUV Article a l!aro;.iiii.
"Who says he can heat this (! lMrantee. On this
hasis JOE expects to lmild his record, and he is
last doinr it.
Don't Show yon one tiling ond sell you another.
He will always show you floods at etich low prices
his competitors can't meet.
Ask t Joe's Gi ls torn ers
And Joe will stand hy their testimony.
Don't Forget to Guess on Joe's Beans.
Waterman Opera House
C.lth!3HT AR3 SATURDAY MATIXIE,
SATURDAY, I)Kt). 15,
Grand Lyric ;u 1 Hjieetiiejilaj- !'ioci :it of
LOST in LOlf
All New Scenery l.y Lafayette W. fieavy.
The Heart 'o Blea k moor,
Home of the Swart King.
Fete of Comus
Illuminated Snow Sensation .
JOB S VISOION, A Wonder-
land of Dissolving Beauty,
A Great Company
-A. GREAT FJL,J-r. .
A!l Hi New Scpuery v.ill Poiiitive'iy be i-liowo
in your City. Ani;ng Many Features
The Man with One Hundred Voices, and
HIE XOKTII liUITIAN PAN PIPE SIN(;ELS
a Great Peifcrmance Cf.mj'lete la Every' tie
tail is New toil Beers'
LOST IN LONDON.
Iteinendter tile Grand Ladies' and Cliil-Irei.'s
Matinee Saturday Afternoon
F'iCES - ad roc : at night 75. so aul ri'x-.
Waterman Opera House,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER llth and 12th,
Given ly Schooi-niaster Humphrey
DeLanney, assisted by thirty pupils, the
big Hawthorne family and the Twins;
also "Squire Kicker, Deacon Wayback,
'Squire Pennywinkle, Deacon Greenleaf,
and "Squire Slow CtMch.
Mange cf Program Secoafl HigM.
ADMISSION": 23 cents; Reserved
Given for the Benefit of the Y. L. R.
R. A. . and the Presbyterian church.
8eata on Sale at J. P. Young's.
ft' IKE SCHNELLBACHER
Waon and I!.teksnii:li Shop.
.Mnchhic ami Plow
A Specialty. He usts the
ITo:se.slioe, the Best Ilorcc-hlioe for tin;
Farmer, or for Fast Driving nnrl City
I urpose-s, ever invented. It is made 8
anyone run can put on sharp or flat f.-orks
as need.'d for wet and slippery runds, or
smoolli dry roads. Call and Examine
these Shoes and you will have n other.
iJ- M Schnellbacher,
th St., Plattsmcuth, Neb.
The Boss Tailor
Miin St., Over Merges Khee .Store.
Una the beet and most complete ptoek
of ftamples, both foreign and domehtifr
woolens that ever came west of Missouri
river. Note these prices: IJusinees mitx
from l(i to $33, d.-eFS suits, $25 to $43.
pants $4, $3, $0, $6.50 and upwards.
tsf-Will guaranteed a fit.
Prices IDefy CortiDetilion.
MASUKACTCREB OF AND
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
DEALER IN THIS
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
Flor de Pepperbergo' and 'Buds
FULL LINE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
alwava in stock. Nov. 20. ISSfi.
Tbe standard remedy for liver com
plaint is West's Liver Pilla; they never
disappoint you. 30 pills 23c. At War
rick's drug store.
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