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Tbs Plattsmouth Daily Herald.
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Publishers & Proprietors.
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The Forum ,
Tiik Lamont biily is said to lu a very
little one. '"In tUU respect," says the To
jieka tJummonrmalth, '"it resemhles the
president's ilca of civil service reform."
The colored people are leaving South
Carolina at a rate which is quite ularminjr
to employers aiul land owner. As to
the cause of their goiii;f it is suflk-ioiil
to cite the fact that they have nothing to
take away with them save the clothes on
their hacks, In other words, their lahor
has brought them barely dough to avert
starvation; and they very sensibly pro
loe to seek a field where they can secure
Tiik United States, according to the
latest ktatistics, imported during the cal
endar year 18S7, oS:,83G grog tons of
tin plates. From statements of Mr. 1.
P. McCIure, in his article on ''Dakota,"
in Ha inter's magazine for Febnury,
there is reason to believe that hereafter
the United States will obtain its supply
of tin from the Iilack Hill, Dakota. The
deposits of tinstone there yield a larger
percentage than ore from the mines of
of Saxony or Cornwall; aud now that
'jigging" a simple and inexpensive
process of separating the tin from the
encompassing rock has been devised,
the proper working of these mines will
not be prevented as forme: Iy, by the in
surmountable barrier of a lack of money
to erect the old ftyle of separatirg plants.
WHO PA YS THE TOLL ?
Senator Vest, of Missouri, in a recent
speech on the tariff used the following
argument in an effort to prove the doc
trine of President Cleveland, that the
amount of the duty is added to the sell
ing price of an imported article:
I cross a bridge and it cobtJ me five
cents a pound upon my produce in order
to get a market upon the other side.
Does anybody mean to tell me that I do
not put that toll upon the price of ' tin
article "when I get across? I jt not a
much a part of the cost of that article to
me in that market as if it were my ltlor,
my toll, my sweat? Yet we are told that
nothing becomes of this tax; it mt-lts
siway; it is put upou the importer, and
tiiat is the last of it.
Mr. Vest makes no account of the fact
that after he has crossed the river the
price of his rommodity is regulated by
the competition he meets. "We will say
that the article he deals in is t-iioes, and
that he brings them from Council IJluff.
into Omaha. The price of his shoes ol
the Iowa shore 5s $1.00, and it cots him
live cents to get them aero the river.
Does he sell them for $1.05 on this side?
Not at all. He finds '"protected" shoe
makers in Omaha who are selling tin
article for $1.00, and he must sell for the
Kame price or take his goods back with
him. This he does not wish to do, so he
sells for the local price, and, deducting
the toll, has 9." cents left. It is therefore,
the man who brought the shoes to Omaha,
and not the person who bought them,
that pay the toll.
The same is true of every commodity
successfully grown or manufactured in
this country. If not grown or manu
factured here, then the amount of the tax
is added to the article. An illustration
is sugar. The people of this country are
paying nearly $00,000,000 a year the
price of tie "protection" of the Louisiana i
sugar plantations. The republicans pro
pose to cut it down one-half, which is
well so far as it goes, but it does not by
any m?ans go far enough. Sugar should
be put upon the free list, and a bounty
for the.American product substituted.
JUll I'd YtiTEIf AHUSES.
In the course of the discussion of the
jur7 fe : bill on Wednesday it was ct
ve!o,"ed tint a great nuisance in connec
tion with our present system was the ten
dency of the professional roustabout
juror to "hang" jurie on which he got
himself placed, for the purpose of pro
longing the session and drawing his two
dollars a day while the jury is "hung.'"
This and several ether nuisances con
nected with a jury trial could be abated
very ewily by providing that nine out of
twelve jurors sh ill be empowered to
make a valid verdict.
Twi reform baa been needed a long
time and has been adopted, it is- said,
with satisfactory results, in some Wn
The old unanimous system udopt-" by
our fathers for the protcM'ti'-of the
weak agninst the strong wfi'pjohger nec
essary. It used U brthotight that the
powerful loriUprvbi'ron cotifd always
manage to'get'a majority by his influence,
but that if it took a unanimous vote to
nwtke a yerdict the weak litigant would
have a better show for his side.
The re is nothing in that view of the
t:nc these days. The iwrage American
citizen isn't afraid of the king, or
jult;e, or the baron any more, and espe
cially deli .hts to "suck" it to what is
left of baronial powers in the shape of
great corporations, when he sils ou a jury.
Hence the majority c:yi he generally
trusted to do about the square tiling cm a
jury, and the stinging tyranny of the one
or two or three chf.ps who are hired not
to agree, or who want to display their
temporary importance or their natural
mulishness, will be ove rthrown.
The Journal can think of no reason
why any litigant in this country, er lit
least in this state, should fear, if his case
is just, to l i.-k the opinion ef a two
thirels majority eif the average jury that
is called to sit in his qunire1. Vhat he
really fears, always, is the ugliness or ig
norance of a follow or two who from
constitutional defects or corrupt influ
ences can never agree; to anything that
appears fair to the other nine, ten or
Now the occupation of the roustabout
juryman would be gone to a great extent
if ho had no longer the power to 'hang"
juries. Nine are e nough for a fair ver
dict em any ortlinary case in our courts.
It is the litigant who knows he is wrong
who hangs all his hopes on the twelfth
man who wiil hold outgto the crack of
doom against the either eleven obstinate
fellows, from pun? cusseelness, ignorance
or the expectation of boodle. Lincoln
A l.iblical Opinion of Slan.
Wife Tho Bible eay much in favor of
women, John. I thought that the Israel
ites l-:ept their women in the background,
but if they did tho Bible, which is their
Husband Humph! The Israelites did
well by keeping their women in the back
ground; that's where women should be.
Wife Dut elil! tho Dible says that
IJiuband O, I know there arc a few
women mentioned in tho Ilible there
wr.s Jezebel, she was a woman.
Wife "it's; and there was Ahab; he
was a man. And there was
1 1 1:. .band It is no uso talking, Mary,
The I'ible is a history of men. Women
are mentioned only incidentally as they
had influence on the actions of men. Tlib
looI; tsays little about women compared
to what it eloes about men!
WiTe (musingly) You may be right,
John, now when I como to think pt" jt.
There is one thing, at any rate, it says
about men that it does not say about
Husband (smilingly) I thought you
would come to -our senses, Mary. What
is it the book says about men that it docs
not 6'i y about women?
Wli'o (placidly) It says all men are
Then the husband arose and nut .on his
hat and went out to see what kind of a
nigl.t it was. London Tid Bits.
Itow They Do It.
T-.e maimers of women in public con
veyances vary, but they all get off a
tire; t car in the same way. Watch any
pan icular one. She motions to the con
ductor and slides to tho edge of the scat,
on which she sits perfectly still until the
car cciflcs to a full stop. Then she walks
calmly to the platform. On the lower
titop she. hesitates, leans forward, peeps
up the street, looks across the street,
gathers up her skirts, looks down and
back to see that they aro not too high
for propriety, glances shyly up to see if
the im pertinent men are staring, takes
mother look around the horizon and de
parts. Tho conductor jerks tho be J
strap with pernicious activit, glares at
the woman until she reaches the side
walk, and then hastily scans the faces of
tho m, n on the platform. He is looking
for sympathy. Hut he gets none, pvery
glance is sharpened at the fair creature
who has iust alighted. Philadelphia
St. Paul'x, Hoston, for e-aly.
Am offer of 730.000 has been refused
for Sr. Paul's church, lklon, because
the ov.-ner3 hojie to get S1.0C 0,000 for it.
Thi j church is tho largo pranito one,
with a pillared portico, which stands pn
Trcue-nt street, opposite the common,
almost at the corner of Te-mple place.
It l.as long divided elown town church
hon;rj with King's chapel. Under its
gier. front steps lie the bones of 2.C00
former citizens of Dostou. Durial there
has teen stopj.-d on!y within a half
doze n years. Hie total area of the prop
erty is 20,000 square feet, and its assessed
vf-lvjUion is $oL'0,000. Chicago Times.
Scvemy Ytr:rs a TIScf.
Mary F-itzgerald, now in priorj in Phil
adelphia for picking the pocke t e;f a wel
to e'.j gentleman, i? said to ix; the oldest
sneak thief in the Unitexl Mtates. She is
V'O y ars old, ami si;;ce sow v. r.s 10 has
lvC:i a thief. She was a convict before
she wes 12, and in ret-rnt ycarj has not
been out of juil raoro than five months
at a time. Chicago Tribune,
TIiero tlio Timber Goes.
Lv"m cross ties have been tried on
C.i'j Pennsylvania railroad and found
lcsi d sjj-,).b!3 than those ef gxxxl, hon-c:-.l
wLita o:dr. "Jhis will bo unpleas
ant rows for treo lovers. The most
relentless consumers of thei forest
treaj ute tho men that must have trees
for cr.";.ss ties, anel uicj. straight young
tvc?i for telegraph poles. Two thou
sand lies for every mile of ttecl rails
laid l eans a fearful gan in some fair
fo;e f, anel a r.iilo e;f telegraph poles
lucrv-.j u goodly grovo cut dmvii. Net
until railroads can lind a tulstituto
for cal: tics, and can lay their at
tendant wires iinde:,g:ouud, will tho
fr.j;.ls of this country Liaud any
c:.i.:o caim:t the v.'codmaii'i a;c.
FAITH IN THE SHAMBLES.
lck Children Ilatlic-d In the Viscera of
Newly Killed Animal.
What is kuown as tho slaughter
house euro is one ef t!io newest freaks
of mctrojjolitan life. ll adopts aro
persons alllicteel with tormenting bod
ily maladies, more espexially those of
a cutaneous nature;, anel tho form ef
euro which the-y pnictico may bo wit
nesseel at some of tho cattle slaughter
ing places which alounel in tho neigh
borhood ef First avenue anel Forty
sixth stree t. Strange, and what would
bo cemsidorcd repulsive iipectacles,
weio it not for tho motive ef them,
are frequently prestnteel in the places
dining the hours of butchering.
Mothers aro to bo seen with young
children, troubled and sick with phys
ical infirmities, cngageel in bathing
the sullVring ones in the viscera ef
freshly kille-el animals, w hile they aro
yet warm anil palpitating with the an
nual heat. Tho belief prevails that
these immersions in tho carcasses ef
animals are eUieacieHis in restoring
health anel strength te crippletl, weak
and allVcteel parts of the boely, more
particularly to tho extreniilie.-s, like
the hands anel feet. How this rjueer
lcliof originated those ncepjaintcel
with the subject cannot tell, but that
the baths are stranger anel more outre
than the inuel baths of the ancients
may bo reaelily unelerstooel.
It is only on pleasant days that the
believers in tho slaughter house cure
make their appcaranco at the abattoirs.
Mothers are to bo met with on such
days on their way through Forty-sixth
street and the adjacent thoroughfares,
bringing their, little ones with them to
the cattle pens to undergo the treat
ment. "Give us a bath," is the usual
form of request, anel the permission is
rarely refuscel by tho butchers. In
some special instances tho applicants
are favored with tho privilege of bath
ing their young in the carcasses before
they have been dressed anel while they
are hanging from tho hooks.
The proprietor of one of the slaugh
ter houses visited by believers in the
cure for the purpese of undergoing
the treatment said that he could not
account for the origin of the custemi.
It was first heard of subsequent to the
mania for drinking blood, prevalent
here for a long time, and which he
thought might have sugge-sleel tho
present remeei. Tho notion that th;;:;a
engaged in the killing anel dressing oi'
cattle 'are a robust ami vigorous lot e!'
men may have had something to e!
with the belief.
The heat and vitality of the freshly
killed cattle was ne doubt impartcel to
these indulging in the singular baths
to semie extent, and where they
were taken regularly beneficial re
sults, he thought, might be tleriveel.
He said that he knew of one case ejf a
child that had been saved from death
by tho agency of tho baths, and con
cludeel that there were other caseo ni'
successful cure. Another butcher
saiel that the baths were not likely to
become popular and that the owners
of the slaughter houses would not like
to see them so, as toe many demanels
for the cure ops-ration would interrupt
business. As for himself, he did net
have much faith in it. Moot of those
who partook of the baths were the
children of parents residing in tho
vicinity, and who were doubtless at
tracted to the- supposeel cure by the ac
cessibility of the shambles, aud !.
further fact that it eotrt nothing for ;
treatment. The idea of the b.
might have started with tho hutch .
themselves, anel very ::'- '.' !y di
Both bullock anel sheev. t are a. .vr
used by tho believers in the straa ,.
cure, but tiie prcierence was lor uu
vines, as 1 hey were thought t: possess
greater health giving qualifies.
A incdjcul man whe) was told of th'j
cure thought that t he bel ief was a mere
mania. New York Mercurv.
A Substitute for Craee.
One Christmas I spent up on the
mountain sielo with tve or three
others, anel there we aul our holiday
dinner, and it was u wholesome meal,
but wanting in those delicacies that a
mother or wife can best prepare. A
snowsteirm was raging along the
mountains, but with our cheerful fire
and warn cabin, we cared nothing
"If we had some flowers for the
wisn table, saiel one ot tiie beys.
We all wished the same.
"Get out your old letters," said one.
Vv'c all knew what that meant, for
many a flower from the old house
hntls its way in letters to the boys out
west. One found a rose bud, another a
violet, another a daisy, and then an
other rose was founei in a mother's
letter. Withered and faded were these
tokens frenn the olel homes, but novel
djd men value flowers more than wc
did that withered bouquet.
"Can't some one say grace?" saiel
one of the boys.
No one volunteered.
"Tho closing lines in my mother's
letter," saiel a boyish fellev, "might
"Read them," was the response that
came from all.
Heads were bowed arounel that fru
gal Christmas board, and the young
"God bless you, my son, anel God
bless us all."
I then looked up and saw tears on
the cheeks of weather beaten faces.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
lo Couldn't Catcii lTp.
Pennock Pusey at cne time had a
tenant who was verv slow in the pay
ment of his rent. i'he first time the
gentleman went around to collect of
him he eliscovercd this. The tenant
said he had no rcaely money, gave
various excuses for his impecunious
condition, and finally referred Mr.
Pusey to Judge Chandler, who, he
saiel, would certify as to his good char
acter and general honesty of purpose.
Judge Chandler was lolling back in
his office chair when Mr. Pusey went
around to see him regarding the ten
ant who couldn't pay. "That man is
all right," said the juelge, after hearing
his story ; "the only trouble about him
is that he was bcrn about $50 behind
and ho has never been able to catch
up." SL Paul Pioneer Ptess.
A SERIOUS MISTAKE
How Near a Wealthy Huiktr Cam 4
I 'ring StafTeel with Straw.
A rich fe)reigner, named Sutherland,
naturalizeel in Kussia, was banker to
the court, anel in high favor with the
empress. Ho was roused one morning
bv the lnlonnation that his house was
surrouneleel by guards, and that Re-
liew, tho minister of police, desired to
speak with him.- this personage, en
tering without further ceremony, at
oncej aiiiKmiiceel his errand.
ur. uinenaiHi, saiel lie, I am
chargeel by my gracious sovereign
witii tno execution or a sentence, the
severity of which both astonishes and
grieve.'.s me; and I am ignorant as to
how yem can so far havo excited the
resentment of her majesty.
"1 am as much in the dark as your
self," replieel tho banker; "but what
are 3 0111- orelers?"
"I havo ikjI courage to tell you.1
"Have 1 lost the confidence of the
"If that were all, you would not see
me troubled. Ut)nudence may return
position may bo restored.
Am 1 to oc seni nacK to my own
rountry ? or, good heavens!" cried the
banker trembling, "does the empress
of banishing me to Siberia?
'Alas! you rni":ht
you mignt some day re
"Am I to be knouted?"
"This punishment is fearful, but it
eloes not kill I
"Is my life, then, in peril? I can
not I le lieve that the empress, usually
so mild, se gentlei who spoke to me
so kindly but two days since tis tm-
xsHiule! lor heavens sake let me
enow tno worst; anvthiner is better
than this intolerable suspense."
"Well, then," said Reliew in a mel
ancholy tone, "mv gracious mistress
has ordcreel me t have
"SI tilled 1" erie-d i:.
horrificel. yem stuffed."
j oer banker,
"Yes, stuffed with
minister of police an
"Sir, either you have lost your rea-
son er tho empress is uot in her right
sense; surely you uiu not receive such
a command without endeavoring, at
ha.3, to peint out its unreasonable
ness, its barbarity.
"Alas! my unfortunate friend, I did
that which, under ordinary circum
stances, I should not have dared to at-
tempi; 1 maiiiiesieu invcriei. inv con-
stcrnaliem, I even hazareled a humble
remonstrance; but her imperial maies-
ty. in an irritateel tone, bade me leave
her presence anel see her commantls
oheved it. enco :ideliiirr fhoun tvnrrlu
which still ring in mv ears: 'Go, and
forge t not that it is your duty to ao-
quit yp uracil without a murmur any
commission with which I may deign
to trusi you.
It would be impossible to describe
the horror, the despair, of the unhap
py banker; after waiting till tho first
burst of grief was over Relicw in
formed him tha the would allow him
a quarter of an hour to settle his
worldly affairs. Sutherland wept and
prayed, and entreated the minister to
take a petition from him to the em
press. Overcome by his supplications,
the magistrate consented to be his
messenger, and took charge of the
missive, but, afraid to return to the
p:ilaee, ho hastily presented himself at
tho residence of tho English ambaa
sudor and explained the atfair to him,
Tho ambassador, very naturally, sup
sed the minister had become insane,
it, bidding him follow, he hurrieei
:o the palace. Introduced into the
Imperial presence, he told bis story
!th as little delay as possible. Oq
ioarmg tins strange recitat the erra
"Merciful heaven I what a dreadful
r .istauc! Renew must have lost his
vvns. lun quickly, mv lord. I bee.
and desire that madman to relieve my
1 1 1 ,
poor uaiiKer 01 ms Groundless tears.
and to set him at liberty immediately."
The English ambassador left the
room to elo as her majesty required,
on his return found tho empress
laughing immoderately. 'I see now.
said bho, "the cause of this inconceiv
ably absurd blunder. I had for some
years a little dog, to which I was much
r.ttaciicit. 1 called him Sutherland.
because that was the name of the Eng
lish gentleman who presented him. (a
me; "this deg has just died, and I gave
lIi'.'w orders to have him stulred: as
ho hesitated, I became angry, suppos- I
liiat hviii .1 looiiaii ciceisa 01 piiue.
he tnougnt tins commission beneath
hi. engiuly. That is the solution of
this ridiculous enigma." Paris Figaro.
Vaiult-rl ilt aud Lord Palmerston,
Here is one of the late Commodore
Vanthrbilt: When Vanderbilt wont
aoroad during the civu war he wa
entertained by many notables in Eng
land. Among the guests at one of the
lig houses beside the commodore was
Loru Palmerston. The English pre
mier was quite taken with vanderbilt.
who -:; one of the handsomest Ameri
cans who had ever visited that coun
try. but his conversation was not
: 1 i ri"id on in nurpict. P7irlicb
In discussing American affairs "Lord
Palmerston told th' commodore some
thing concerning a dispatch he had
sent to tho United otates government.
The latter listened very attentively
until Lord Palmerston had tinisheej,
and then astonished everybody by this
"Palm, you hadn't orter to writ
that. "New York Star.
Couvenieut for Travelers.
An arrangement has just been made
that will considerably facilitate the
movement of passengers from America
who travel to London by way of Liv
erpool, and who aro now detained at
the latter port so long as frequently to
cause the missing of trains. Tho prac
tice is to deposit the luggage in the
custom depot at the landing stage,
where passengers must attenef to open
l heir boxes and fasten them up again.
The new arrangement is- that the ex
amination shall be transferred from
the lauding stage to the London ter
mini of the railway companies,
namely: - Euston station for travelers,
!y the fxmdon and Northwestern line.
jinei fct. i ancras siat'oq py we AUU
1 land. New York Homo Journal.
Iri orekr to cut down our
.Notions tc, we are ofk-ring Unexcelled ara!iih in thc-c loh
Silk and Cashmer
And bilk Handkerchiefs at very low litin-.
In this Department we are
at prices that is sure to sell them. Call anl iin-j ef tl
be convinced that we carry
E. C. 0EY
HAS TIIE LARGEST
In the city, which he is offering at
A comnlete line ox "Window
Frames in great variety. You can get everything x u
You can buy it on the installment plan, pay so nm Ii c,
month and you will soon have a line lurni.-he ! heii.-
and hardly realize the
SIXTH STREET, BET. MAIN AND
T T r W T5lT I?
P -rsonal atteution
to my oare.
to all Business Entrust-
XOTA IKY IX OKFICK.
Title Examined. Abstarcte Cioinciled. In
surance Written, heal Lstate sold.
Better Facilities for making Farm 'Loans than
Any Other Agency.
Plattsmouth, - XeljraKka
Wagon, Buggy, MacTiine and Plow r
pairing, and general Jobbing
v now prepared to e:o all kinds of repilrli jr
of farm and other machinery, as there
la a good lathe in my shop.
PETER RAO EN,
The old Reliable Waon Maker
baa taken charge ot the wagon snop
He la well known as
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
4T7RITflTTOW at! A HA IT
R. B. Windham, Jobx a. Uavies.
Notary Public. Notary Public
W1XUUAX A UAVIEH,
.ttoraoys - at - Law.
Offlce.orer BankJoffCaf County.
PI.ATTBMOCTH, - - NEBRASKA
a line line ef
showing all the late.-1 A 1 of
the he.-1 stock in I'iatt.-iniul h
AND FINEST STOCK OF
II ( in m
!':t 1 u: (
! ' .1
cost. Call and
I I ATI S!(d r; V
If you desire to purchajwi n sewing rniichlrif,
aakourajrent at yrjur ila;e for u-rnn anI
prieses. lif you cannot find our cent, write
direct to nearest a'i'lrts to yi Ihmow inrin.il.
NEW HOME SEWING MACH
CMicAeso - 28 UNION SQUARE.- DALLAS,
ATLANTA . (1 A.
TIIE NEW iiu.Mi. H
CHINE CO., OniMii i, X.h.
S. F. TH "MAS.
Attorner-at-I.aw htk1 Sf.n l'v,:-.
Fitzgera'd Block. i'lattHmot.i ;, i,
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a. x. scr.i.i v.a.n.
Attornv.at-Law. Win kivh . ,r,:. , t afffl.tJ n
Union Block. Ea.st sldi.
THKIS Wf m.rv.
Staple and Fancy firoteiK s
Crockery, Flour and Fe d.
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