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PI.ATTS3IOUTH, XEBKASKA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1881.
A BILL OF INTEREST
It Provides That Fire Companies SLall be
Paid By Insurance Companies.
BLOODY BUTCHERY IN SAMOA
Hlppolyte Cains a Great Victory By
Slaying Three Hundred of the
Enemy The Times On
Top- Other News
House Roll No- 282
Lincoln, Nek, Feb. 7. House Koll
No. 2H2 is a hill of interest to every town
of any importance in the state. It pro
Tides that the tire companies of the state
shall be paid by the foreign insurance
Companies doing burtincKS in the stute.
This litw has been enacted in several
states anil works well.
The theory of the bill i that fire com
panies exist for the benefit of insurance
companies as for tho people, or even
more. As this bill is of unusual impor
tance and was recommended for passage
by a house committee on Tuesday, we
submit the essential parts of it in full:
For an act to require insurance companies
organized under the laws of other
utatca and doing business iu Nebraska,
to pay a duty or rate for the support of
tire companies c niposiug the hie de
partment of any city or village. Intro
duced by Mel.ride. Head first time
January 25, lyx'J. Head nceond time
January 20, iss'.i. Kef erred to com
mittee on miscellaneous subjects. Sent
to printer January lM, lUX'J.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
state of Nebraska:
Hkc. 1. There shall be paid on the first
days of July and January of each ymr to
the treasurer of any city or village organ
ize I under the laws of tins state for the
use, aupt;ort nnd benefit of the companies
Composing such fire department, by every
underwriter who shall effect any fire in
surance, and by ever3' person who shall
act as agent for any lire insurance cor
poration, company, association, or under
writer whatever in such city or village, a
duty or rate of U per centum upon the
amount of all premiums which during
tho year, or a part of a year, ending on
the next proceeding first day of July, or
January, shall h-iye been received by such
underwriter or agent, or by any other
person for him. or shall haye been agreed
to be paid upon any insurance effected,
or agreed to be effected or promised by
him as such a;ent or otherwise, against
loss or injury by fire in any such city or
Sec. 2. No person shall in any such
city or village as underwriter, agent cr
otherwise, cifect or agree to effect, or
procure to be effected, any insurance up
on which the abovv duty or rate is re
quired to be uaid until he shall have ex
ecuted anil delivered to such treasurer
a bond in the sum of one thousand dol
lars, with such sureties as such treasurer
shall approve, conditioned that he will
render to such treasurer on the first day
of July and Janutry in each year, a just
ami true account, verified by his affidavit,
of all premiums which during the six
months immediately preceding such re
port, shall have been received by him,
or any oth r person for him, or agree to
be paid for any insurance against loss or
injury by fin? i:i any inch city or village,
which shall hive been affected or agreed
to Iw effected by him, and that he will
remi nnnually on the first days of July
nd January mi each year, pay to the said
treasurer tw per centum upon the full
mount of sueh omniums, for tho use.
support and ' -nt-nt of sticli nrj depart
ment as nfop said.
S-ctioii 3. I' v-ry person who sha'l
-ff-ct ;r nrre t- effect any fire insurance
in any such city or village, without h.iv
inir execuu d or b-liv reil such bond, or
wh sh ill wilfully omit or refuse to pay
sach duty or rate, shall be deemed guilty
of n misdemeanor, and, for each offense,
hall be subject to indictment, and upon
conviction thereof, in any court of com
pete it jurisdiction, shall be fined in any
sum not exceeding $1,000. or be impris
oned in the county jail not exceeding six
months, or both, in the discretion of the
court. Said iuty or rite may also be
recovered of such fire insurance corpora
tion, company or association, or its agent,
or both, by action in the name and for
the use of sueh fire department, as for
money hid and received for its use, sup
port and benefit as aforesaid.
S-ction 4. Tie requirements of this
set shall apply only to such cities and
villig-s as have an o- ganized fire depart
ment or maintain some organization for
the prevention and extinguishment of
fires, and they shall not apply to any fire
insurance romnanies. corporation or as
sociation org-.nized under the laws of
A Bloody Butchery.
St. Mart, Hajti, Jan. 28. Gen. Hip
polyte has Just gained a preat victory. It
is the most important battle that has
been fought in the civil war in Ilayti.
The word "battle," by th" way, is rather
misleading in the present instance, for
when 300 men are caught like rats in a
trap, with their retrest intercepted, and
they are then surrounded and shot down
at leisure with barbaroas cruelty, no
quarter being shown, no prisoners being
taken, nnd every living soul put to death
"butchery" seems to be the proper
characterization of the horror that was
witnessed here yesterday at the little sea
port town of Grand Kclien, about twenty
five miles from here. It was a complete
The "Times" on Top.
Chicago, 111., Feb. 7. liy direction of
Mayor Koche, Superintendent of Police
Hubbard last night suspended from the
police force of this city John Konfk-ld,
inspector and cheif of detectives; Michael
J. Schaack, captain, and Jacob Loewen
stein, detective, pending an investigation
of the charges made by the Chicago
Times. Lieut. Elliott will act as chief of
detectives vice Iioufield and today Supt.
Hubbard will issue ageneral order which
will name the officer who will take
charge of the East Chicago ave station
Samoa in Germany-
Hambcku, Feb. 7. A Hamburg cor
respondent publishes a letter signed
'Otto Hierich," which gives an account
of the recent events in Samoa from a
German point of view. The letter says
llie wliole nglit in hamoa occurred on
German private property. The writer
asserts that the United States steamer
Nipsic supplied the rebels with ammuni
tion through Capt. Lcary of the United
States steamer Adams, and he deplores
the fact that all the efforts of the German
consul to stop the sale of war munitions
to the natives has proved futile.
Deserted to Die.
New York, Feb 7. Two sailors who
deserted from a schooner at New Haven,
on a raft, were picked up by the steamer
Old Colony and brought here yesterday.
They were unconscious and badly frozen
when found, and one of them, William
Karcnthen, died soon afterwards. The
other, Leandor Kuldion, is in a critical
condition. They deserted on account of
alleged cruel treatment and bad food.
WON A BRIDE BY A RIDE.
The iloiuanco in tho Life of the Author
of "Dunraven Hunch."
Capt, diaries King, author of
"Dunraven Ranch," an interesting
story of army life subsequent to the
war, which apjieared in I.ippincott, is
an old Albany bov.
He was born in this city Oct- 12,
1S-M. and is of aristocratic uncage.
His great-grandfather was one of the
signers of the constitution, senator
from this stale in the United States
senate, and twice minister to the court
of St. James.
His grandfather was president of
Columbia college. His father was
Rufus King, for fouic years resident
minister to the Pontifical states in
Ui.'ne. and durinr toe rebellion a
hii-radicr cencral of volunteers.
Shortly a iter Charles' birth his father
removed to Milwaukee and became
pi i.rzctor anil editor of The Milwau
in IS.1S Charles was educated at the
Columbia ColVve Urammer school
r::d iu the Miiu.uy swadrmy at Wis!
IVint. lit cradnatcd from West
'Vint in June. 1M'!. was artillery
mi ti ii' tor until October, and fot
over two years vt.s attached to llattery
U. lit:! artiihrv. at iew Orleans.
The story of Ids marriage hasu tinge
of romance und lie won his bride
lh:ou!i his skill as a jockey. It was
an international race, with gentleman
ridcis. over the Metairie course, at
New Orleans. April 7. lc?2. I'ngland,
iw iaiul. Aiinti-iu and Franco were re
presented anil up t the day of the
race no one hail seen fit to take up
the challenge to tho Lulled States.
IJeut. King happened to Le away.
returning in time to learn of iu tie
sought Gen. Cmorv's permission to
take up his country's colore, was ac
corded it, and entered the race. Hp
wore Columbia s colors, and while the
ladies present wore other colors in pro
fusion, but one or two had the courage
to wear the sky blue and white worp
by Lieut. King.
One of these was a young lady who
had accompanied Oen. and Mrs. Lmory
to the nice course. The prize was a
gold mounted whin. King won the
race by two lengths, presented the
whip to the lady who wore his colors
and married ier tjiat same. year.
Albany (N. Y.) Journal.
itoeordiug Speed of Train.
The r peed recorder for rail way trains
is the invention ot a Chicago German.
An indicator may be placed in a
passenger car, anil the speed of the
train at any time is shown upon its
face. The connection is made with
the locomotive engine by the steam
oipes. The cost of the instrument js,
about $130. One 'was tried the other
day on a train between Chicago and
New York. There were brief times
when tho wheels of tho car stopped,
and then the indicator dropped quickly
to zero, as the instrument is governed
by the revolutions of the wheels.
I rank Leslie's Newspaper
The Beggar Worse Than the ThteS.
It is strange, but true, that the laws
of Connecticut favor the dishonest.
If a man is hungrv and begs a slice of
bread the law will send him to state
prison for one rear; if he steals a
whole loaf he will only get thirty days
in jaiL U is safer to steal than to beg
in Connecticut. New Britain Independent.
WHERE HIS THOUGHTS WERE.
A. Lightly Clad Somnambulist Visit
' Sweetheart at Midnight.
Tho strangest somnambulistic feat
we ever heard of occurred in tho woods
near Interlachen the other night.
A young man, whom we will call
Tom Jeffreys, by way of illustration,
was very much infatuated with a young
lady who lived on tho imblic roait.
three miles from his home. Every
body who has traveled that part of the
country knows that the neigh borhood
is thickly settled, and for miles you
co without cretting out of sight of
some one's house. The road is traveled
about as much as some of our back
One night, about 8 o'clock, ho re
tired early. It was bright moonlight.
In his sleep he got up out of bed, and,
in Ins night clothes, walked undis
turbed to the house of his lady love.
As is generally the case in this coun
try, stairways run up to the second
floor on the outside of the buildings,
and this one in particular leads from
tho ground to the young lady's room
door. ioung Jettreys walked up
thoso stairs and sat down unconscious
ly near the lady's door. How long he
remained there he does not know, but
when he awoke his head was resting
on his knees, and it was 10 o clock.
Imagine his surprise. There, at his
affianced s home, in his night clothes,
three miles from home. As easily as
possible he crept down the stairway.
lie could hear the old man down in
the field attending to his horses and
cattlo. Jwerything was still. 1 he peo
ple in tnc nouse were quietly cnatung.
An open space of about twenty feet
separated tho kitchen from tho main
building. The young man went around
to the corner of the house, and saw
the young lady and her mother going
to and fro in discharge of household
duties. Ho couldn t speak to them,
because he wasn t dressed that way.
His trouble was to get back home
without being discovered or noticed.
When he was quietly stealing his
way out of the yard into the roadtwo
ferocious dogs awoke from their slum
bers, and with grinning teeth took
after the living night shirt which was
making its way to the thicket on tho
side of the road. Tho animals over
took the object, and what part of the
white garment they did not tear off
the briars and brush did, and that
young man tound himself m a most
unpleasant hx with hail his skirts torn
off. The night was cold and ho felt
it. On getting into the thicket ho got
out of the way of the dogs, but for two
hours be was wending his way home,
dodging papers by iu the public road
and shivering like a leaf hi tho Arctic
regions. I'alatkn (I1 la.) Enterprise.
Survivors of Tweed's Time.
A few of "Boss" Tweed's old lieu
tenants still survive, but they may be
counted on the lingers of one hand.
Harry Genet. "Prince Hal" of im
perial days, wanders j:ko a ghost
unong Ins o!u haunts, hut a now gen
oration of politicians gaze at him
curiously when he is pointed out to
them. "Mike Norton, the Thunder
cr" of the Eighth ward, got out ol
the wreck in the beginning of the
storm, and is now civil justice and a
subordinate Tammany leader. The
most remarkable resurrection of a!i i.--
that or genial, eloquent Tom Creamer,
who was a state senator with I weed.
Genet and Norton. Ho has had a
checkered career. Hi;
as a cosh bov in A. T.
Klart in life was
goods magnate took a likim
to him, pushed him, aided him intothe
legislature and oti-nkil him with c
house for hi - r.ervici 5 therein his be
half esm-ciallv in defeating Sharp's
Ih-oadway railroad scheme, to which
ilowart was al ways bitterly opposed.
Creamvi' rcrcw i k h and prosperous as
a legislator and ollico holder, but fin
ally prosperity was too much for him.
and he went under, though he was at
onetime thought to be a miinomurc.
lie lost everything, became::!! inmate
of the Christian home, signed the
pledge and "expci ienced religion,"
and came out to edit a .wcciciy news
paper. Nov lie lias blossomed out us
an iv,sonj vman and Tammany leader.
with the prospect of a second run of
luck. This lime, he says, ho means to
hold on to his money if ho makes any.
New iorkCor. Philadelphia uecord.
Embalmed by the Air.
There are on exhibition in the rooms
of the state mining bureau at San
Francisco four "desiccated human
bodies" that wero found by Signor S.
Marghier in a sealed cavern at an ele
vation of 4,000 feet on the eastern side
of the Sierra Madre mountains in
Mexico. The bodies were found in a
sitting posture, with the hands crossed
on the breasts, the heads inclined for
ward and facing the east. The adults,
male and female, were side by side,
and by the side of the man was a boy
and a girl by the side of the womau;.
The bodies were apparently dried up
by the air, no embalming process
being used. They are not like any
known Indians of today, the hands
and feet being particularly small, and
the woman's hair brown and silken,
The woman's forehead is large, and
the reasoning powers were apparently 1
well developed. In the lobe of each,
ear is a piece of hollow reed. The
burial garments are of cotton, hide,
grasses and the bark of willows. In
addition, the little girl is covered with
the skin of some animal. bL iraul
The Countess de Staukowitch pre
dicts that the United States is destined
to become iu the not distant future
tho center of civilization and aft. '"
The I'ootlle Mustache.
Among the individual dogs which
have earned a good name in their
country's history was one which in A.
D. 1702 shared the cures of his master.
Gen. de Melac, who was besieged by
tho French in Landau. Ho not only
escorted his master on every sortie,
but contrived to ascertain all the min
ing proceedings of the besiegers and to
reveal them to the general, who thus,
thanks to the dog's sagacity, was ablo
again and again to ward otf impend
ing dan gel's.
Probably, however, no dog has ever
rendered s ich signal military service,
or been so honorably recognized, as
the celebrated ioodlo Mustache, who
shared the victorious fortunes of tho
French army through most of the
wars of tho consulate and of the
French empire. He won special honors
at Marengo, and was decorated on the
battlefield of Austerlitz by Marshal
Lannes as a reward for having rescued
his regimental standard from an Aus
trian soldier when in the act of snatch
ing it from the grasp of the standard
bearer as he fell moruuiy wounded.
The plucky poodle drovo otf the assail
ant, and then seizing the tattered col
ors in his teeth, dragged them triumph
antly till he readied his own com
Many are tho incidents recorded of
the bravery and sagacity of this prince
of poodles. In the van of scouting
parties he detected many an Austrian
ambush, and on at least one occasion
he drew attention to the presence of a
disguised spy in the camp. Moreover.
to his vigilance was duo the failure of
a night attack by a body of Austrians,
of whose vicinity in the Valley of
tsalbo the r rench were apparently ig
norant. Vinton s liazette.
Where They 11 urn Wutr.
ihis burning ot water is a curious
thing. When I went to England,
many years ago, a perfect novice in
mailers relating to comousiion oi mei.
and saw the firemen and engmee
pouring bucketfuls of water on their
coal tieaps iust before shoveling the
coai on u meir ures, i at once told
them that they were doing a very
foolish thing, for it took a lot of heat
to drive olr tho water before tho coal
would burn. But when they told me
that it was a matter that did not admit
of an argument, as they had proved
that they had got much hotter tires
w'hen they wet their coal than when
they out it on dry, I was completely
nonplused; and when with my
'stoker 1 fed the furnaces with tan
bark, etc., so wet that the water ran
out of the hoppers, I believed the fire
men were right. Manufacturers' Ga
zette. Uneducated Palates.
Very few neonle are exnert iudres
ot wme. 1 have seen people who ex
patiateu on their great aoiuttes as con
noisseurs of wines wofully fooled by a
vci jf biiupio n iL-ix. j. i, a wis. nu unici
would be given at the table for an im
ported wine. An American wine
would be brought to the person, when
he would make a loud complaint and
refuse to take it and order it to be
taken back. The barkeeper, whose
wits in such cases pre rarely at an end.
simply pours tho American wine into
a bottle haying an old imported label
on and returns smilingly to his
customer. With the remark, "Why
didn't you bring that at first?" tho
customer drinks the liquor and smacks
his hps with an artistic air of an ex
pert w-ho drinks on lv imported brands.
ills uueoucateil palate had been fooled
by the label. St. Louis Crlobe-Heuio-
Soldiers on Skates.
l'cihaps tin; most curious battalion
in tho army is tho Norwegian corps of
skald's. ri heso corps are composed of
picked aruietl men with lilies, which
they use with great precision. The
skates used are admirably adapted for
traveling over rough and broken ice
and frozen snow, being six inches
broad and between :i:e.n! ten inches
long. The f,oUlieriU'an bj maneuvered
upon the ice or over the snov fields of
the mountains with a rapidity equal
to that of the Lest trained cavidry.
As an instance of the speed they at
tained, it is stated that a messenger
attached to the corps has accomplished
120 miles in eighteen and a half hours
over a mountainous country. Boston
Tlx frailly Rhus to Eyeglasses.
There is a married man in Atlanta
who Avears eyeglasses with a gold rim.
His wife weai-s eyeglasses, too, and tho
two pairs arc just alike. They are tho
parents of three children the young
est being 10 years of age and each of
the children is nearsighted so much
so that they wear eyeglasses too. Fi ve
pairs of eyeglasses in one family is
rather unusual. It makes something
of a glass house and none of the fam
ily should throw a stone. Atlanta
A chapter of stransre coincidences
occurred at Toledo, O.. Two years ago
to the day there occurred the temble
wreck of a passenger train on tho
Baltimore ana Ohio railroad, at Re-
public, near that city. By a strange
happening, proceedings were begun
on Friday against the Baltimore and
Ohio in the United States court for
$15,000 damages. Tho plaintiff was
W. F. Gates, the baggage master, who
was injured in the wreck. He claimed
in the petition that the wreck was
caused by the carelessness of L, F.
Fletcher, conductor of ha train. TJuj
petition had scarcely been liled when
a iifcjueh was received that Fletcher
Uad -just' been, killed, by p. railroad
JJ (D IS
ONE -PRICE CLOTHIER
Has left tor the East to buy the Finest, Largest and Cheapest
Spring and Summer Clothing
Ever Urouglit to Cass county. Remember JOE will Uuy
HHEata ouiolcL Caps,
Than You Ever Siiw in Plattsmoutli.
GRAND SPRING OPENING
JT 0 IES-
lias not got one dollar's worth of Spring Goods, or old Shelf
Worn Goods. Everything you will sec in liia store
will be J5ran New, of the
At Such Low Prices
of STAPLE DRY GOODS sold at Cost. Speciol Sale commencing
on Monday, February 4, and will continue until April 15th, all ot
which I will keep you posted, from day to day, what new goods are
offered and opened, and especially about the Low Prices. I am
I if Ell D
at Cost. My "Winter Goods, such as
will be sold renr-u-dless of First Cost.
33c, former price ) to P0c. Blankets in proportion. It is getting
to be about the time ot the year when 3-011 need or buy these goods for
snrinc and we save you money on every vard von Durcliase from us.
WEIM YOU CAN BOV
Fine Dress-Ginghams at 8c, other brands of Ginghams and Rem
nants at 5, G and 7 cent3 per yard, and 20 yards of Best Stoddard
Brands Calico for 1.00; other Brands at 3c. peryard; Hope Muslins
7i cents per yard, Lawnsdale 8 Jc, Fruits Wancessatto 10ic.
Ilalf and unbleached brands equally low. Off brands, half and un
bleached Muslins at the same rates. Shirtings, good Styles at 7c; best
styles 10c per yard. Indigo Blue Muslin and Red Seal B. lie, and
common widths 7c. a vard.
Ninety Different Patterns
in Carpets, from 15 to GO cents per yard, 'Z ply, all wool. Three ply
at 85 cents.
See our Special Adds on Dress
voti money on Omaha prices. "We
BOOTS Etxicl SHOES
that are offered on the same terms.
it "Will Astonish You.
l'f Ml M
Blankets, rlannels and Cantons,
Flannels from 12Jc. per yard to
have a Full Line of
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