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TI1E DAILY HERALD : I'LATTSMOUTII. NEUKASK A, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1S80.
Notice of Special Election
Notice is hereby jdvcii. th t on Satur
day, the Mtli J iy i.r.luiK-, ls:, n H(,. c iul
election will he h 1.1 in Und for (,';ihs
county, in tin; State of Ncbruskit, for the
purpose of Mihmittin nuil to submit to
the lepd otcrs of Cass count v. in tlic
State of Nebraska, for tin :r acceptance or
rejection, by vole an. I ballot, unit allow
inj the l-;pd voters of saiil Cut- c ounty
to vote upon the following (pn.stion ami
Shnll the County of Cum, in the Stati
of NVbraku, issue and put upon the mar
ket L'ijhtv UoikIh of said cwiuitv of the
(Ienoininvti'iii of One Thousand Dollar
each. Haul bonds to lC ilatcil on the firt
day of January, 1MI0, nnrl to he payable
at the I iscul Ajp ney of the State of N'e
Imisua, m the Cily of New 1 01 k, State
of New York, twi-nty years after the late
thereof, redeemable at any tune on or uf
ter ten years from date thereof, at the
option of said County of Ca-s, and to
hear interest at the rate of live per cent
per annum, payable annually on the fust
day of January in eaeh year, for which
interest croupous shall !e attached, nava
Me at the Fiscal Airr-iiey itfon-suid. and
shall the County Conimi.-sioiirrs of the
Baid county of Cas, or other pi-r.son or
persons cliurg -tl by law with the levying
ot taxes lor .said county for the tune he
in in addition to the annual taxes, caus
cd to he leviid annually a tax on all the
taxable propel ty of said county, sullicicnt
to pay the inte-re.-t on saiu bonds as
the same shall Income due and payahle.
and also cause to he levied each year up
on tut: taxable property ot said county,
a tax sullkicnt to pay live per cent of the
principal of said bonds, and ut the tax
levy pre. elin the maturity of said bonds,
levy a tax on all the taxable prope rty of
Paid county' to an amount nillh h ut to
pay tin' principal and inti rc.-:t d lie on said
bonds, and taking Mich action us the rc-(piircim-uts
of the law and the provisions
of the Mutatis in such cases made and
provided, and tile interest of said county
and the public may demand, provided
that proceedings shall In- commenced for
the erection of said ( !oiii t llou-on or
before th.- lirst day of April. A. I)., 1S:0,
and shall In ciMitiini' d without unneces
sary delay ui.td (he same shall be com
pleted. Such Kpeei.il 1. ctioti is to he lnl.l and
said cpi'-st inn and proposition is to be
submitred then-at in accordance with the
terms of an order ol tiie It.iard of County
Cinriiissioners of thesaiil County of Cuss,
made at a refill ir a.lj uirnd ss--s.ion of
said 1! ard. duly convened ar.d
lield at the City of IMattsmouth,
the county s:.-.-it of said Cass
county, on tie; '.'Ih day of May, A. I).,
lys, and in acordan e with the law and
statute 'f Nebraska in said case
made and provided and as set
forth in its question and prop
osition so to besubniitted and therein set
forth and made a part of this notice, and
according to the terms thereof, and that
said question and propr.fiiion be submit
ted t a vote of the len d voters of said
Cass county, and the following shall be
the form of the ballots to be used at said
election in favor of question ami
proposition, to-wit :
"For the issue of the lioiids of the
County of Car-s for the purpose of build
ins a Comity Court House and the levy
of a tax to pay the principal and interest
of ?uch IIo; iU."
And the form of the ballots to be used
at said election r.tr iinst said question and
proposition, shall be as follow:
Ai;.-iin-t the issue of Bonds of the
County of Cass for the purpose of build
ing a County Court House and the levy
of a tax to pay the principal and interest
of such Bonds."
Which election shall be opened at 8
o'clock on the mominir of said day, and
will continue open until C o'clock in the
afternoon of the same day, that is to say
the polls at such election shall be open
at s o'clock in the forenoon and continue
open until C o'clock in the afternoon of
said da v.
And the County Clerk of said county
of Cass shall at least twenty days previous
to such election make out and deliver to
the Sheriff of said county three notices
thereof of such election, for each Election
Precinct. District and Ward, in
which such election in 'aid County
of Cis'3 is to !2 held, and the
said Sheriff shall post up in three
of tiie most public places in each Election
rrecin:t. District and Ward, in
which the el'Hti.ui in said County
of Ca ij to be held, the
said three notices thereof at least ten days
before the time of holding such election,
r.nd at h ast cony of the question and
proposition so to be Mibmitted ami above
set forth shall be posted up iii a conspic
uous place at each of the several places
of voting during the day of such election.
It is further ordered and declared '.hit
this notice of ue!i election and of such
question and proportion s- to be voted
ilj i r at-d cf tl.e fort;; in v I.icli S-ii J votts
is to !- taken, including a full and Com
plete copy of this notice shall be fjiyeii
by publication t!n p of in the Plattsmouth
IIki:.vm. PI a-tsiiL'!t!i Journal. WVepimr
Wat r .' jinhii- -in. Cast Coiiuty Hivle,
W"abi.-!i '.Veek!-' 'ers, Eimwood Evho,
J.ouisyille Adr, i-tfxtr. Union Zttwand
C,reenwo;;d iu?H., r.wspipers printed
&nd pr.bli-h- d ami of "ncral circulation
in the said County of Ca, for at least
four weeks i-ixt pr ceedintj the da y of
It is fu.thcr ordiTf d that such election
shall take pi ice and be hcl.l at the fol
lowing uained polling pi ic s and voting
places in said County of Cass, to-wit :
Tn Tipton Pr-.-.- mrt. ac TIdi all y i-'ul
it-r's lumber ol:io tvie.
; In Greenwood Prcfiriet, r.t Town House
In Salt Creek Precinct, at Coleman &
McPi'erson's lurdier of'tVc
" 'n fitov tireek i'retincl, at Urand Ar
my hall. CI :n wood.
In Eimwood Precinct, E'mwood Cen
ter School U.it'sc.
In South D'ii'l Precinct, at South TCatU.
himlwr office. South P.. nd.
-o Wei-pii. Vv.'a:-i i rtciuci. r., scj.iq
house in district No. c?rj.
Weeplnsr Water City at Dr. J. W.
Thomas" nfhe. "Weeping Water.
In Center Precinct, at Mmley school
house. M mlcy.
Tn Lotisville Precinct, at Seth PnCk
wrf! a educe. Lutyi;lc.
'' In AYdCa 1'reciaci, at u. itmsomic,
- . . . n, rr-. . a I
In Mt. l'leasuut l'rccinct. at CJilmore's
school house, district No. 80.
In Eisjht Mile Grove l'rccinct, at Heil'a
school house, district No. SM.
In Liberty l'rccinct, at lA--iiliy'i fc Don
ublson's lumber ollice, Union.
In Hock Bluffs l'rccinct, at Murray
Stli iol house, Murray.
In I'lattsinouth l'rccinct, at Taylor's
school house, district No.
In the City of I'lattsmouth:
First Ward, County Clerk's ollice.
Second Ward, old foundry olhee.
Third Ward. Itichev Bns. Lumbc
Fourth Ward, Waternian'a lumber of
Fifth Ward, Fifth Ward school house
And that at such election the vote
shall be received and returns thereo
made and the same shall be canvassed b
the same otliecrs and in the same mannc
hs required by law at each general ehc
tion, and it is further ordered that th
County Clerk nreiare and deliver to th
nrener officers of such election duplicate
poll Books and necessary tally lists for
use at such election.
Bv order of the Board of County Com
missioners of Cass county, iNeorasKa, mi
VW day of May, A. X lssit.
A. B. DICKSON,
Chairman of Hoard" ol County Commis
sioners of Cass county, Nebras'ka.
Witness my hand as County Clerk and
Clerk of the Board of County Com
missioners o f Cass county. Nebraska, anc
seal of said county hereto affixed
this lth day of May. A. D. 1-S.SU,
ska.. BIRD CK1TCH FIELD,
County Clerk and Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners
of Cass county, Nebraska.
IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS.
A Traveling Man Creatos Croat Ex
citomentln trio Empire Houso-
IXUEPKXDHNCE, loWA, Oct. 14, liSSS.
llhtuiiiatic Syrup Co., Jackson, Mich
Gknts: Your Mr. Brooks came here
tonight and registered as agent for llib
bard's Rheumatic Syrup, and as ho did
so it awakened in me an interest neyer
before realized in a guest at hit house.
You wiil not wonder at it when I tel
you the story. For years I have been
greatly afflicted with inflammatory rheu
matism, the pain and soreness of the
joints at times being almost unbearable;
could move about onlv with the aid of
crutches. In addition to this my stomach
became badly diseased, and neuralgia set
in, which threatened to end my day. A
traveling man stopping with me gave
quite a history of your Syrup, and the
peculiarities of its combination, which
induced mo to try it. I have taken six
bottles and no act in my life affords me
greater satisfaction than in writing you
I am a well man.
It will be a pleasure for me to answer
any communications, for 1 believe it to
be the best remedy erer formulated.
A. S. Bowley, Pioprietor,
Empire House, Independence, Iowa
Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Department of the Interior, Cen
Washington, D. C, May 1, 18S9.
To the Medical Profession:
The various medical associations and
the medical profession will be glad to
learn that Dr. John S. Billings, Surgeon
U. S. Army, has consented to take charge
of the report on the mortality and vital
statistics of the United State? as returned
by the Eleventh census. As the United
States has no system of registration of
vital strMstics, such as is relied upon by
other civ ilized nations for the purpose of
aseertaiuincr the actual movement of
population, our census affords tha only
opportunity of obtaining near an ap
proximate estimate of tire birth and
death rates of much the larger part of
the country, which is entirely unprovid
ed with any satisfactory system of State
and municipal registration. In view of
this, the census office, during the month
of May this year, will issue to the medi
cal profession throughout the country
"Physician's Registers for the purpose
of obtaining more acurate returns of
deaths than it is possible for the enu
merators to make. It is earnestly hoped
that physicians in every part of the
couutry will co-operate with the census
office in this important work. The rec
ord should be kept irom June 1, 1S80,
to May 31, 1890. Nearly 20,000 of these
registration books were filled up and re
turned to the office in 1880, and nearly
all of them used for statistical purposes.
It is hoped that nearly double thU num
ber ill be obtained lor he ideyeuth
census. Physicians not receiving regis
ters can obtain them by sending their
names and addresses to the census office,
and, with the register, an official envel
ope which requires no stamp will be pro
vided for their return to Washington.
If all medical ana surgical practitioners
throughout the country' will Ic'nd their
aid, the mortality and yital s'atisties of
the Eleventh census will be piore coin
rcncijbiye and complete thai, ihey haye
ever been, livery physician should take
a personal pride in having this report as
full and accurate as it is possible to make
it. It is hereby promised that all infor-
rnation obtained ttro-'u y.j; j.oMrve
snail pe hejd strictly conndenti;i!.
llOBEKT 6. PoilTEK, Supt. of CensUS.
ft C "iO A MONTH can lw made
t)'w t 0--" worKing fr u- Agents
jre'erred who can furnldi a hore sml give
ilielr wimle time to the business. SD-ire mem
ent nriy b profitably er.ir'oyt! a. sr.. a. if jr
Yacacie.. in t.-'v.iis ana ei "." H ' F. .JOHX-:v&-'0
t9M ln-t. '(Tlm.ii-il Vs.
y. B. Please tlate age ana bwines erpe:
tienn. Xever mirui about sending etump fur re
urn - B.F.J.AL0
CLEANING OUT TIIK GANG.
EARLY DAYS Ol5
SCENES IN THE
RAWLINS, WY. T.
Wild Time in tl Wt Wlirn Kobbeile
Wrre elily l'l;iliiiel Tlio I. lu lling ut
iMCfy uikI Opium ltl Curler Atluwril
to I:h'iii lleciitme lie Won Half IW-eeul-
Rach liaster Sunday a majority of the citi
zens of thu little town of Kawlins, y. I.,
walk out to the stoel; yards, gaze at tliu liiU
fences ami K''eat. gates of the strong jiens and
return to their homes. Of course, the visit
lias its significance. It is in commemoration
of Wyoming's only double lynching, an event
which had the salutary (.-fleet of wresting un
limited nuthority of nwer from a ck-sx-rate
and lawless gang of thieves and murderers
The town of Itawlins is quiet enough now,
hut eight years ago it was one of tho liveliest
of tho many hustling communities. Every
other housu was a gambling hell and the in
tervening buildings were dance halls of the
worst sort. There were three variety thea
tres in full bla.-it, witli club end wiuo rooms
Tho auditorium of ono of these two dens
IjivLn'b 1'alaco was a tent. Serious brawls
here were of nightly oi-ciirrenee,amI men were
frequently wounded ami occasionally killed.
At tho liring of the hrst shot there was al
ways a grand scattering of non-combatants.
These nearest the walls whipped out knives,
shushed half moons in the canvas and leajied
through the improvised exits. In time there
wasn't a yard of intact material in tho tent
THE LEADERS AND THTIB HAUNTS.
The recognized leaders of tho thugs and
gamblers were Ijwcy, Opium P.ob uud Car
ter. It was a strong triumvirate, and their
edicts were law. Iaeey had been a heavy
weight prizo fighter, and had killed a man in
a bar room row in New Mexico. Opium IJoh
came from Chicago, was a general crook and
a finished card sharp. Ho was tho director
of tho operations of the gang prime min
ister to Iacey's rex. Carter had been rang
foreman for a big cattle outfit, but was dis
charged after months of dissipation and neg
lect of his duties. Ho was tho "gun fighter'
of the party, was quick as wink with his re
volver, an excellent shot and a stranger to
fear. Carter came from Texas.
This gang halted at nothing. They stole
cattle and horses by the herd, held up stage
coaches, burglarized, sandbagged and cheated
at cards. They robbed half the stores In
town, but. no one dared complain. Several
times they made men "stand and deliver" In
broad daylight The reputation of the town
beeamo so bad that drummers did their so
liciting by mail, and tho doors of the pas
senger coaches were locked while trains halted
for as brief a time as possible. A prominent
citizen suggested that tho government be
called upon for assistance. His house was
burned to the ground that night.
Scott Lilly, a tin horn gambler and opium
fiend, who was regarded as only a hanger on,
was tho traitor in tho Lacey camp. Early
ono morning ho confided to the sheriff, Ike
Miller, that on that very mght tho gang pur
posed cracking the safes of tho Hugus Com
mercial company, at Rawlins, and Fort
Steele, a military post twenty miles away.
There wero no banks in the country at that
time, and tho repositories in town and at the
post trader's store contained large sums of
money. Miller notified the commander at
Fort Steele, and ho answered that the raiders
would be projierly received. Then tho cour
ageous sheriff, determined to take a stand
against the desperadoes, enlisted and organ
ized a formidable posse. Lacey heard of this,
but declared that tho "trick hould be turned"
at all events.
Tho gang fell to drinking during tho day
and there were several serious conflicts be
tween citizens and members of the lawless
mob. Lata in the afternoon Miller and a
pair of deputies rushed into a Chinese wash
house, where a lively row was in progress.
Lacey, Opium Bob and Carter, drunk with
opium, had beaten ono Chinaman to insensi
bility and were making the same use of his
partner. The sheriff" and his companions
leveled their six-shooters at the trio and
easily captured them, as the men wero com
pletely off guard. These deputies were Bil
Findly and Charles Landcnberger. The for
mer had killed a man who refused to
come to a "hands up." He was subsequently
sergeant-at-arms for tho territorial boise ol
representatives. Landcnberger was a stock
THEIR TOES TOUCHED THE GROUJTD.
The officers hurried their prisoners to the
county jail and tho backbone of the worst
organization which ever flourished in the
west was oroken. The joy of the respectable
element was ill concealed and knew nc
bounds. Resentment was deep in theii
breasts. In power once more they proceeded
to rid the town of the objectionable popula
tion. More than 100 members of tho gang
were forced to walk from the place.
During the progress of a pubha meeting in
celebration of the redemption or the town
news was brought that the two Chinamen
beaten by tho leaders of tho gang were dead.
A lynching party was publicly organized,
and, after securing arms and ropi, the
avengers marched to the county jaii, singing
on the way and carrying lanterns.
Fuidly and Landonberger were guarding the
prisoners by direction of Miller. Of course
they were not foolish enough to resist the
stranglers, and Lacey, Opium Bob and Car
ter, wearing handcuffs, wero soon heading a
procession to tho stock yards. The ceremo
nies here were brief. Lacey and Bob were
helpless with fear, and Carter, announced
that he had tiGthihg fa' say. ' Now, the latter
had been a very decent sort of a fellow and
had some stanch friends in tho crowd. It ii
small wonder, then, that just an instant be
fore tho word to take the slack out of the
ropes was given, tho noose was lifted over his
head and he was off into tho sage brush and
through the dai knees. It was atyer ly useless'
Jo hunt for hhn at that time." "
Lacey and Opium Boh were strangled t
death. When, they ceased gasping, kicking
and swinging their arms, the rope ends were
fastened to the fence on either side of tho ex
cellent scaffold made by building a walk CTii
one of the stocky ard gatcs.
AIl this occurred the day and night preced
g Easter Sunday. The gTCAi Cm tstian feasl
day ira? voi observed as' usual at Rawlins
that year.- Lacey 'and Bob were not cut
down until evening. They were black in the
face, eyes protruded and tongues "lolled."
Worst of all, the amateur executioners had
been careless, en3 tL twespf the. men touched
the ground.' ' Their punishment was awf uL
Tbey died in frightful agony. Cheyenne
Wy. T.) Cor. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The rarazraphers Uave Done If-.
The practice of going out between acts is in
a fmir way of being effectually put an end to.
A Wife at one of the theatres the other even
ing when her huabaud made no move to go
out between the acts, said in surprise:
"Ain't yon going out, dearP
"Out where f
"Why, out to se a vzzxJ
"lc; tLoss newspaper ' uitin have harped
upon' the thing so long thaC a man can't go
Out to see a man without being suspected of
going out to get a drink. I'm going to sit the
play through. "
The millennium'! comin g. Boston Courier.
SMALL LUXURIES WISHED FOR BY
SOME REFINED WOMEN.
WUy lHaiuond Are Worn Tliy Kxcite
the Kiivy f Other Women Some furl
oiii Opinion or What True 1 Viiilnliie
Luxury Mexim TiirkUU Itutlni uikI Miil.
Curious. Isn't it, what queer ideas some
women have of luxury? Probably most men
su 1 1 x so that all women think alike on tho
luxury question. If asked, they .would very
likely say thr.t to women hirury with a big L
means horses, laees, diamonds ami nothing
to do. This is looking at it entirely from the
out-ido and taking a general view of it; a
wrong way to judge, for there aie many de
tails to bo considered. Doubtless to many
women horses, laces, diamonds and nothing
to do does mean luxury; but not to all, for
ull women do not think alike on this question.
A group of women were talking together
tho other day, when ono of them started tho
question, What is your idea of luxury? With
out a moment's hesitation a very bright wo
man answered: "The Missession of something
1 don't own." A silence had fallen on the
group when the question was asked, but this
answer was received with applause. And
then they entered into detail. They were all
clever, refined women, but none of them
owned distended purses. They generally wore
pretty gowns, stylish hats and neat gloves
and txiots, but as a whole they did not swat he
themselves in lace, nor did any of them own
horses; there were not more than a dozen
diamonds amonz them all, and they were
none of them idlers, nor did they wish to lie.
One of them, noted for her extreme neat
ness of dress, said that !r i ' : -.1' ..-
meant clean linen twieu a luj i a ...
bat h once a week. Sho declined to say how
often she indulged in clean linen; but no
member of the group had ever seen her when
her ruches at neck and wrists were not im
maculate, nor when there was the tiniest
speck on her snowy etticoat. As to tho
Russian buths, sho said that sho managed to
take two a year, instead of fifty-two. They
are expensive luxuries to a woman of small
means who hus her own bathtub wherein
she may splash by the hour without extra
Tho next woman, who was the envied pos
sessor of a magnificent quantity of hair, said
that she wanted a maid to take care of it;
that would be luxury to her. Tho care of
her hair required time and strength, and
quite exhausted her. But sho met with no
sympathy. She was promptly told by all
the women present that if sho could acquire
so much hair without a maid she did not need
one, and should lo willing to undergo any
amount of fatigue to bo able to jKissess her
"crown of glory." Tho unlimited supply of
clean linen and the baths apjealed to every
woman present, but they seemed to think
that women with hair did not need a maid to
take care of it, only women with scant hair
needed one to brush and shampoo, and so im
prove what little they had.
Woman number three said that her idea of
luxury was having plenty of pocket money;
not money for household expenses, nor for
gowns, boots and bonnets, but money to
spend on little things. For instance, if sho
went into a shop and saw anything pretty a
picture, vase, scarf or glove lox she would
like to be able to buy it without stopping to
ask, Can I afford it? And without stopping
to say, I will give up such a thing that 1 need
for this that is so beautiful; I must havo it.
Sho cared neither for diamonds nor horses,
but she did enjoy spending money, and spend
ing it on pretty things. It was hard for her
to pass by all the lieautiful things in the shop
windows, but her limited purse compelled her
to do so more than half the time.
SHE MET WITH SYMPATHY.
The next woman said that she wanted a
maid all the time. Shoe buttons were trou
blesome; dusty dresses played havoc with her
temper; neck ruches wero refractory, and
mending kept her nerves in a constant state
of irritation. She said that sho could face
a great and terrible trial with calmness and
courage, but that these little things made her
quail. She openly confessed her cowardice
iu these matters, and said that she wore a
pair of shoes untU all the buttons were off
and then put on another pair, and soon until
all of her shoes were buttonless; and so on
with mending and brushing. Sho did not
earo anything about that stitch in time that
saved uiue; she never had the time until she
was reduced to a state of almost nudity, and
t hen she devoted a day tq putting things to
rights, and it was equal to a surgical opera
This woman met with a great deal of sympa
thy; there are very few women who enjoy
these small details of the toilet; they put up ,
with them because they must, but there is
hardly a woman who would not havyamaid if
she could. There are. of course, a few examples
of total feminine depravity who have de
clared against maids; but such coses are rare,
and they are generally women who are rich,
but too stingy to part with sufficient money
to pay a maid. Often, too, the strong
minded declare themselves quite independent
of any such help; they would scorn to have
done for them what they eannot do them
selves. But the average woman dearly loves
to have a maid ; it is such a relief to get rid
of one's back hair.
There was another woman who said that
her luxurious soul would only be satisfied
with an opera box; she was p?ssi;,natdy (oad
of music, and she dci(d e,U "pppv box for
evei.y opeiii'tie performance during the sea
son. And yet another woman wanted a sad
dle horse. She did not cure for driving; it
was tame work; but she liked the excitement
of a swift canter three or four times a week.
These are modest luxuries enoucrh, but they
represent the ideas of tho average, woman of
refinement. Ail women do not craye dia
monds;' they are bauble3, and q jjufc add
materially to one's, pemore; they excite the
envy of other women, however, and that is
why they are sometimes worn. New Y-
Sigus and Their Meaning:
The following incident, although it is hard
to believa it, ciuaily occurred. A Harvard
Annex girl',' who came from the country not
long since, had a question which bothered
her, and happening one day to be in the ciy,
she saw the sign "intelligence ciBca" before
fcer. It was some intelligence she wanted;
she walkod in and took her seat with a few
others on a settee, and only realized what the
place was when a lady came up and asked her
if she wanted a situation as a chambermaid.
She hastily left, making up her mind that net
every sign meant just as it T6? -Boston
Toe Strong Against the Weak.
Magistrate (to Mr. Ham, the eminent tra
gedian) You say that the prisoner assaulted
Mr. Harn Ay, t,hak ho. did sir. Re smote
me upon the clotk, and as I turned to flee he
iorcKi me Lip and thigh.
"You're an actor, are you not?"
"Ay, sir; I'm tho heavy tragedian cf th
Great Star combination."
"And the person who assaulted youf
is me nguc comedian or I ha aacue con-
paaj. i i am wouia luvoius me majesty or i
the law.t-isxaa Sifting
OF THE HEAVENS.
Some Woii'lerrul ! IiiihIch of the More
liieiitx of the Yui-Ioiim I'lufiet.
The elder Struve mado the movement cf
the sun through kj ip.cn to t nlxiut livo mile
a second, but on the Mippnsition of the
brightest stars lieing lietween two and three
times nearer to us than they si-em really to
h '( can now see that th actuid peed of
tho solar system can scarcely fall short of
twelve or exceed twenty miles a second. Hy
a moderate est iin.it e, then, our (Misitinn iu
sluice is changing to the extent of .MKl.UMi.nutl
miles mutually, and a collision lietween our
sun and the nearest fixed star would Ih in
evitablo (were our course directed iu a
straight line toward it) after the lapse of
Theold problem of "how the heavens move,'
successfully attacked in the mlar f.ystem, has
retreated to a stronghold among the stars,
from which it will lie difficult todislodgit.it.
In the stuicndous mechanism of the sidereal
universe the acting forces can only betray
themselves to us by the varying time con
figurations of its parts. But as jet our know
edgo of stellar movements is miserably scanty.
They are apparently so minute as to become
fierceptible, iu general, only through ol ner
vation of great precision extending over a
tiumtK-r of years. Even the quickest moving
star would siK-nd 2.17 years in crossing an arc
of the heavens equal to the disk of the full
moon. Yet all the time (owing to the incon
ceivable distances of the objects iu motion)
these almost evanescent displacements repre
sent velocities in many cases so enormous as
to hafllo every ut tempt to account for them.
"Runaway stars" are no longer of extreme
rarity. Ono in the tJreat Bear, know u as
"Groombridge, l&M)," invisible to the naked
PVC. but sweefip" over it least !JlK( miles erieh
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initiation of tho parallax of Cussiojieia shows,
however, that inconspicuous obj(K-t not only
to be a sun about forty times as luminous as
our own, but to be traveling at the prodig
ious ratoof 100 miles while Dr. KILhi's result
for Arcturus gives it a velocity of little less
than 4iX) miles a second I
The "express" star of tho southern hemi
sphere, so far, is one of tho fourth magnitude
situated in Toucan. Its speed of ubout "00
miles a second may, however, soon turn out
to bo surpassed by some of tho rupidly mov
ing stars picked out for measurement at the
Cape. Among them-arc sonto pairs '"drift
ing" together, and presumed therefore to lie
connected by a special physical bond anil to
lio at nearly the same distaiw us ourselves.
This presumption will now bo brought to the
test. Contemporary Record.
Women In Trousers.
An unusually large number of cases of
women passing for men have recently leen
discovered in Great Britain and France. The
most remarkable for length of time during
which tho deception was maintained was
that of a jierson who, during a voyage from
Franco to the island of Jersey, acted in a
strange manner and finally fell tmconsciou
A doctor found that although dressed as a
man it was really a woman. After beii
sent to a hospital in Jersey she told her story,
which was that at tho age of 13 she had been
left an orphan and had then adopted male
clothes, which sho had ever since worn with
out discovery. She was 5I years old ami had
therefore worn troussrs for forty-two years
She had for tho greater part of her life pur
sued tho calling of a courier, guiding parties
of travelers over all parts of Euroje, under
tho name of Louis Herman Tobush. She had
done well at the business and hail a balance
at her banker's. AVhen she was taken sick on
tho steamer sho wore a fur waistcoat, a Ion;:
overcoat, a stiff hat, and a turned down col
lar, and smoked a pipe or a strong cigar, as
sho chanced to please, xso ono had any sus
picion sho was not a man.
Among tho witnesses iu a suit at the Pakice
of Justice in Paris was a person, apparently
a 3-oung man, dressed like a student, who
was accompanied by what seemed to Ijo an
elderly gentleman of grave asiect. When
tho namo of Jliue. Libert was called the
young man stepped forward. "I beg your
pardon," said the clerk, "I am asking for a
lady and not for a young man." "Put thi:-
young man is my daughter," explained
the sdate gentleman, stepping forward.
Tho clerk decided to let tho judge see the
witness and settle tho matter. Tho jndg.?
told tho young woman to go homo and put
on proper clothes beforo sho apjicared to
testify. "But I have lfot a single dress to
my name," she exclaimed. It turned out
that the old Mine. Libert runs a printing
ice, and had for a Ion;' time worn male
clothing in order to manage her buM-i. bet
ter. She was bringing un bi-i- .laughter to
the same custom. Tu&tun Herald.
I A Queer rocket book.
A bright, proud, very pretty young lady,
with a portion of a bologm sausage clasped
tightly in her gle-.ved left hand, created some
quiet amusement in a Walnut Hill car Thurs
day afternoon. She had run out of Cavagiia's
with several parcels in her hand just in time
to catch a cor. Panting, sho accepted a seat
tendered her by a great big fellow, who, hap
pening to look down, saw tho piece of bologna
in her hand, and had considerable of a time
preventing an explosion. Then the conductor
passed through the car. When ho appr-cachod
the young ladj- the package were dropped in
her lap and tha right hand reached toward
tha left, her eyos unconsciously following. A
deep blush spread over her face as she
dropped the bologna. Springing up sho asked
the conductor to stop the car, and she alighted.
The big fellow laughed heartier than ever.
In her hurry to catch the cur, whik. iu Ca
vagna's, after making tome purchases, she
hastily picked up. what she thought was her
purs It proved to bo a piece of bologna
sausaco lying on the counter, and, never
glrtiiclhg at it, she hurried off. Tho fire
Cashed out cf her eyes when she retufr-i.-J to
Cavagna's for her pursa, bui t.ot m. word of
reproach was uttered, "ihe purso was tb-re
awaiting her, ud, taking it, sho Vas soon
s-V.e4 u another car, riling toward her
home. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bitumen tn Texas.
The need of material for serviceable pave
iients Is one very, widely felt. la many cities
asphaltum brought from the famous pitch
lake of Trinidad has been used, being mixed
with a certain amount of calcareous matter
and heated to such a point that it would
harden on cooling. The natural mixture of
limestone and bitumen found in tho deposit
of Yal-de-Travers, of which the French have
so freely and successfully availed themselves
in the construction of Iheir pavements, is
thus imitated. The result is a pavement that
resists th.o. action of air and water for a con
sidwahle length of time. A very important
discovery has been made in Texas. In CoL
J. L. Tait's trip to the southwest of that
state he picked up a small piece of dark blue
limestone which, on examination, was found
to be impregnated with bitumen in almost
exactly the same proportion as the Val-de-Travers
product, and it was further
found that the quantity available was equal
to. any demand that may arise. In addition
to this, many deposits of bituminous sands or
shales occur which yield 10 per cent., and
sometimes a larger amount, of bitumen.
jfew york Commercial Advertiser.
JOHN A. ,7sw
nun i a
Attoraoys - at - Law.
Oftlce over lUitK of Car County.
The Boss Tailor
Main St.. Ou r Mer;
lias tin- best and most cciuph tc idock
of samples, both foreign and domestic
Woolelis that ever ciilni: c t of Missouri
rici-. Note t Ik so price s: 1'usim ss niitM
from $ to
In ss mits, ".r to 15.
pants !!, ,fi;..fi)
CrfWill guarantee a lit.
Prices Defy Comoftlilicn.
(cor.N i v m i:vt. on.)
Surveyor and Draftsmen
Plans, Specifications mid I'.st i. nates. Mu
nicipal Work, Maps Ac.
PLATTSMOUTH.. - - HEQ
C- A. Marshall.
Preservation of the Xa lurid Teith a
Spicialiy. A Uet-t In t ics oj ven for Pain-
LKSS Fll.J.INIl ok L.vrit.u "I IOA 111- Tl-llll.
Artificial t (-( tli iniide en (Jobl, tsilvir,
IfuMa r or (Vllnloid I'l.-drs, ii;s it 1
as soon as teith arc cxtriictcd wle n de
All work warranted. Price-: reasonable.
flT.ilK' M.o's I'.:. ii-K I'l.vri'HMol' I 11 . Nn:
Wajjon and Plucksinii h Shop.
Machine iiiii Plow
A Specialty. He uses the
Horseshoe, the II st Ilorsc.'-hoc lor tho
Farmer, or for Fast l-'.'ivin ami City
purposi s, ever invented. It is made so
anyone can can put on sharp or flat coi ks
-is needed for wet and slippi ry roads, or
smooth dry roads. Call and K.vamine
these Shoes and you will have no other.
J. M. Schneilbacher,
5th St., Plaltsiiiotith, Neb.
THE OLD RELIABLE.
I A. WATHKMAII k M
Wholesale Hid !t(:ta!l Denier ti.
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Can supply every demand of tli r; trade
Call and jct terms. Fourth street.
In II ;.ir of O.jsra Ilousa.
vYagons, 1'iifrgiei, Mar-hints Oii'f-kly l.'i-paired ;
l'Ji s Siiai -fetied aim (ieiiV-ial
I LSE TDK
Horseshoe, w hic-li liari en i I 1 " h it v ears
aw-ty. so f lii-ic is m-ver a::y :!;ii-!.'er of ur
Horsi slipping anil tiiirtii.g i'sclf. ( a!i
niiit exiin this sl:oe and you will
Have iioother. Ihi S!:uc !iia!e.
SIXTH ST., - - PLATTSMOUTH
Or the Liquor Habit, Positively Cure
ET ADjf 1BISTERINQ DR. HAIHES' GOLDEN SPECIFIC.
It cm be given In a cup of coTee or tea. or in ar
ticles ol food, without the knowledge of tiie per
xn taking it; it ia absolutely harmled ami wlil
effect a permanent and Fpcedy cure, whether
thepatientisa moderate drinkroran alrohollo
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