The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, January 11, 1892, Image 4

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YrdM and OIHce 404 Houth Third Street.
Telephone 13.
Dr. Steliiway mueMhetie for the palnle ex
r:i:ti I teeth.
Fine- CSolcl Work a Specialty.
ftoekwixxl Ul. k Plattsiiioiith, Neb.
have ki:ci:ivi:d
Tlieir I'.tM sr:i f;iiiv rill" l".ti'S :u:tl nulll"
j-im a Ii.t i I new f:i-lii- enr --liiipi- hut
iii straw a l f.- . 'l in y li ve a lull
mh- ii l:ilv Ii-'mI :iinl in or-il.-r
I ! 'II sinek out h ive re
diict il ih-ir nr w -;iil-r t -- t - to ID :ttil to
75 ce It iritnliieil.
Always lias on lanl a full s tock of
FI.OUK and ii;i:i,
Corn. I?ran. Shorls Oats and Haled
Hay for salt- as low as the lowest
and delivered to any jtart of the
city- t
Plattsiuoutli, - - Nebraska.
always in stock
Plattsmouth, - - Nebrassa
Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
There are thousands of yours ladies, sewing
pirls. school tearhers clei"ks. etc who re eking
niit rn existeiiee on a salary barely suflicit nt
to supply their very day wants.
I'.v cumiil. t in" a course in short hn1 anil
by finish ij;th y can earn from $40 to $150 per
mom ii.
si1 ua'ions piiMranteed to competent students
Indiilivual instruction, new tvpeiilers.
Kooiiis over Mayers tre.
The best of fresh meat always found
in this market. Also fresh
Kj?s and Hutter.
Wild ame of all kinds kept in their
Bridge work and fine gold work a
DR. STEINAC3 LOCAL as well as other an
estheticsKlven for the painless extraction of
a A. MARSHALL, - Fitzgerald Bod
Lumber Yard
Shingles, Lath, Saah,
Doors, Blinds
Can supply evcrw demand of the city.
Call and get terms. Fourth street
in rear of opera house.
& - M
- .
W. G. Tress & Co., Bankers & Commis
sion Merchants, Nos. 2 and 4 Sherman
Street, Chicago, in their last special mar
ket letter say: The revival of speculative
interest in Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Pro
visions which was so generally predicted
before the advent of the New Year was
manifest in securities as soon as the holiday
festivities were over, and has since increas
ed in intensity under the influence of ad
vancing prices, but in grain and provisions
the absence of outside interest during the
first business days of the year disappointed
waiting holders, who at once began dispos
ing of their property, causing a general
feeling of weakness and a reduction in
values. As usual, the interest centered in
wheat which declinded until longs who,
un.ible to protect their trades, and those
who desired to limit their losses, sold out
and it lecame evident that the offerings
were being steadily absorbed, when a re
action began which inspired bulls with
renewed courage and enabled them to
steadily enhance values and broaden the
'm-irket until the public evinced a disposi
tion to again enter the speculative arena;
but before an en tin; restoration of confi
dence was assured, the tiue.pei ted promul
gation ol the Offii iri' Report of the Depart
ment of Agriculture at Washington, stating
tin. area and yield of the crops of j 1 in
measured bushels, blasted the hopes of
bulls w ho ai;ain hastened to sell cut, and
embolden the bears who at acked the mar
ket with vijor, and a courage born of suc
cess, resulting in another decline which
was rapid enough to bring out long wheat
freely on lop orders and exhausted margins.
The report, which was responsible for the
break, shows the area of wheat to have
been 3).,i,)-P,')7 acres, and the yield 611,
7S0.000 bushels; of corn 76,204,515 acres,
and the yield 2.(o, 154 000 bushels; and
of oats 25,5X1.961 acres, and the yield 73S,-
304,000 bushels, and while showing a yield
01 wheat considerably under the estimate
of chronic short sellers the figures were
much larger than the trade generally ex
pected. With such an exportable surplus
as this report indicates, the requirements
of I'-urope and the condition of the growing
crop lecome factors of the greatest import
ance, for on the prospects of our next har
vest will depend the freedom with which
farmers market the remaining surplus, and
011 the necessities of Kurope must its dis-
tosaI depend. 1 he past week has been
rather unfavorable for the growing plant
but not sufficiently so as to cause increased
damage. The Agricultural Department is
authority for the statement, that it is in
poor condition to withstand severe winter
weather without being well protected by
The corn market, which naturally re
sponas to tne fluctuations in wheat, was
less affected than the latter bv the Official
Report, although the yield was somewhat
larger than previous reports had indicated.
The better service rendered by railways in
its transportation is apparent in the liberal
eastern shipments to meet the steady do
mestic and export demands. The scarcity
of breadstuffs in Europe which necessitates
the substitution of something for unobtaina
ble rye, is creating a better demand for our
corn, which is proving to foreign consumers
its value as a wholesome, nutritious and
cheap bread grain.
The oat market has attracted more than
its customary share of attention, and while
affected in a general way by the influences
apparent in wheat and corn, was not ad
versly influenced by the reported yield
which was about thirteen million bushels
less than the previous year's crop. The
better transportation service resulted in
liberal shipments, and the outward move
ment promises to be quite liberal for some
fime, the demand from the liast, to replen
ish depleted stocks being excellent, while
large quantities are needed to supply the
winter's export requirements.
The promise of lighter leceipts of hojis
during the remainder of th.. winter, and the
belief that the eastern shippers will be
active competitors of the packers for the
diminished supply, imparted a feeling of
confidence in the future of provisions which
was not destroyed by the weakness in grain
after the issuing of the Government Report.
About the only depressing feature noticea
ble, which through its influence on general
business in the South may necessitate
economy in a section where hog product is
liberally consumed, was the panicky feeling
in cotton, which has carried prices to an
abnormally low point. Recent prices for
provisions have been relatively lower than
the hogs from which they were made, and,
packers are credited with having bought
liberally before any material advance oc
curred. SEC. ELAINE'4
.Tolly Little
Are Dear to
Happy little McCormack Blaine
seems to have been born under a for
tunate planet. He is a jolly, rollick
ing year-old baby who enjoys life to
the utmost.
He passed a greater part of the sum
mer in a pretty willow carriage among
the resinous pines on the hills of
Mount Desert. There he kicked up
his fat legs, crowed. laughed and grew
fatter and more healthy each day.
His mamma, who was pretty Anita
Mc-Cormick. of Chicago, is a charm
ing mamma so pretty and bright and
entertainiug and his father is hand
some and agreeable, and the baby is
the light of their home. He is a hand
some child, large and well formed,
with his father's big brown eyes and
his mother's sweet, expressive mouth.
The secretary, his grandfather, is
very fond of the little fellow, but he
prefers to go where he is when he
wants to see him. rather than to have
him in the same house. For children's
little troubles and naughtiness are an
uoyiug to Mr. Blaine.
The two little Coppinger bos. Blaine
and Connor, live with Mr. and Mrs.
Blaine, for their mother died two years
ago ami their father is away oil in
South America. They are line-looking,
bright lads, eight ami ten years
old. uud they lill the Blaine mansion
with more life aud noise than the sec
retary really enjoys, though he is very
lenient with them and often spends an
hour or more with them.
Each lad has a nurse who exercises
strict care over him. and who makes it
a special point not to allow him lo dis
turb his grandfather.
Outside the walls of Stan wood. Bar
Harbor, where the Blaine family spend
six mouths of the year, they are al
lowed almost perfect liberty. They
roam through the woods, chase squir
rels, hunt birds' nests and have jolly
times. They love dearly to snatch a
ride with the drivers who bring callers
to see Mr. Blaine. Occasionally a
good-natured driver will give them a
turn around the grounds, and they are
delighted. At other times they will sit
la the carriage aud pretend ther are
Sometimes their ancle Jimmy or
one of their aunts will take them out
in the old-fashioned phaeton which is
the family turnout.
Like all other boys both are fond of
stories, but young Maine Coppinger
has an inherited dislike to uewspapr
stories. When his nurse begins to re
late a marvelous tale he inquires be
fore he lets his attention become
wholly engaged if she read it from a
newspaper. If she did it has do fur
ther charm for hiui, no matter how
thrilling it may be.
Mr. Uoppiuger, these boys' father,
has a cousin who in a talented portrait
artist. His home is in Ireland, but he been traveling in this country and
has made the acquaintance of hi-
bright little cousins. . When they re
turn to Washington he will paint their
Another little trraiidson. and one
who is just now an object, of deep in
terest to every one. is little James G.
IJiiiuc, third, lie is living wiiu lus
mother in Sioux "iiy, far out wet.
He is a handsome little frl l -v with
a merry di-poi; ion. golden hair and
deep blip' eyes. like his mother, bit
features and expression decidedly like
his i ra in 1 1" :i I her I lin -. For this rea
son and because lie beats his grand
father's 11 line, tne Iiiaines want li'in.
m that he can be brought m in tli it
household, but it .seems pathetie to
think of taking a three-year-old babv
away from his mot ier, who loves him
probably more than anyone else in
the world. -V. '. Il- r ial.
Tallest Trees.
The three tallest tree's in tle world
are lielieveil to ie a sequoia near
Stockton. Cal.. which is il'Jo feet high
and twoencalypt in Victoria Australia
estimated to be 4;." ami 450, respect
A Alan Who (it .Mr
lie It xl I'..
I"ii:;!iiiuti Than
"I don't see how you cyn eat dough
nuts," remarked a man in a Nassau
street restaurant, watching a friend in
the next chair devour a plateful of
those edibles with pie accompaniment.
4,I used to like doughnuts myself."
he added reflect ivelj', "but I wouldn't
eat them now for a dollar a doughnut."
"Why?" inquired the frieud, paus
ing on the third doughnut.
"Well. I had an experience about
three years ago that sickened me of
the entire doughnut family. My wife
and I were visiting relatives of hers up
in Batavia. We were both fond of
doughuuts. anil' when we prepared to
come away my wife's sister fried up a
panful of doughnuts for our especial
benelil. So we started off loaded with
them. We munched doughnuts all the
way from Batavia to Utiea, and by
that time we were pretty well tilled
up, but there were enough cakes left
to stock a picnic. I stepped off the
car at Utica to see my own sister, who
was living there and had come down
to the train to, greet us. She had a
four-quart basket with her,, and after
the usual remarks she handed over the
basket and said: 'Hiram. I happened
to think how fond of doughnuts you
are. so I went right out and fried up a
panful from mother's old recipe, so
you would have something to eat on
the train.'
"I wondered what my wife would
say when she saw me appearing with
additional doughnuts, but 1 accepted
the gift with a grateful air and went
back into the car.
"What have you there. Hiram?"
said my wife, lifting the basket sus
piciously. "Doughnuts.'
"There is only a peck and a half
left in the rack.' she said sarcastically;
so you were wise to bring more.'
"Mary gavethem tome.' I ventured
"Well, 3-011 better seud them back
to Mary or give them to the brake
man. As for me,' she added with a
dyspeptic sigh, 'I shall not touch an
other doughnut for live years.
"There wasn't any room in the rack.
so 1 sat down aud held that basket of
doughnuts for four hours on my lap.
We were going to slop at Poughkeep
sie and spend the night with ex-Sen
ator dibson. 1 dull! t want to throw
Marv's doughnuts away, so I forced
down a cake every now ami t-ien. and
when we came near I'otighkeepsie we
stuffed most of the doughnuts into my
valise, fifteen or sixteen more into my
wife's satchel, and at the last moment
I crowded the last half-dozen into my
coat-tail pockets.
Gibson was waiting for us and
grabbed the satchels. "It's 50 late,
Hiram,' he began, 'that we'll only give
30U a cold bile w hen you get up to the
house. I happened to remember how
fontl of doughuuts you are, so my
wife fried up '
Not doughuuts!' I interrupted,
stopping short on the platform, while
my doughnut-weighted coat tails hung
down like lead plummets. "Fact is,
Gibson,' I went on despairingly, 'we
couldn't stand it if you said doughuuts
again. We've lived on those blasted
cakes all day. We're full of dougli
nuts and indigestion now. There are
two pecks in our satchels and six
cakes iu my coat-tail pocket at this
moment. if 3011 say "doughnut"
we'll sit here in the station all night.'
"He looked surprised, and said we
must be tired. We were, inside and
out. When we reached the house
Gibsou hurried in first, aud we didn't
see or hear doughnut, but that night
I softly opened our bedroom window,
and we sprinkled the next yard witu
cakes of all sizes and colors, and de
signs. The people that .passed that
lot in the morning must have, thought
a bakery had exploded.
wnere uo nicy rct . .
The fact that the czar of Russia re
cently donated 1,500.000 roubles to the
starving Russian peasautry naturally j
pruvimes me inquiry wnere me money
came from, otill we should recognize
that the czar is entitled to as much
credit for philanthropy as the money
kings of this country" who make mill
ions by gouging the public and then
earn renown by giving millions to
found uublic institutions. Atchison
New York city annually consume
about 500,000 bushels of peanuts.
- JOE -
Tle Oqe Price Glo jliiei
A Young Man from Itoton Who Picked
Up a Country Guy.
Among the passengers on a Phila
delphia train coming north the other
day were several New York drummers,
sas M. Quad. Cue of the latter was
a coltish voting man. who prided him
self on being a student of human na
ture. Where a number of drummers
are gathered together there you will
hear boasting and bragging and each
and every one will put forward his
particular specialty as the best joke or
trick of the season. I he voting man s
specialty was, by and by, duly explain
ed. Said be:
'Gentlemen, I have a little scheme
which I have named the 'John Henry'
scheme. It is worked entirely on the
farmer and it furnishes one with a
wonderful insight into the character
istics of the hornv-hauded sons of toil.
Perhaps you didn't know that the
farmer is naturally the most suspicious
person in existence, albeit he is often-
est made the victim of sharpers?"
Two or three of the crowd doubted
the truth of the assertion, which was
just what the coltish 3-ouug man de
sired, and he contiuued:
"I propose to prove what I have
said. I have made a study of the farm
er and I know him from head to heel.
You all see this watch? It is a bang
up timepiece and cost $150. If it had
Waterbary works ami a plated case,
ami was worth $o I could sell it to a
farmer for 10 as easy as rolling oil a
log. As it is straight goods it would
scare a farmer to death to offer it to
hiui for $10."
"I think he'd snap it up," observed
one of the bovs.
"That shows 30U
There is probably at
iu the coach ahead.
are not posted,
least one farmer
I'll just bet vou
an even $10 that I will
watch for an X aud he
offer him this
will take me
for a fakir and refuse to invest."
After some hesitation the stakes were
put up and, followed by two of the
party, the oung mail entered a day
coach. Almost the first passenger in
sight was a middle-aged farmer. He
had ou an old straw hat, was without
a collar and one of his cowhide boots
rested on the other seat as he interest
ed himself in a uewspaper.
"My friend," began the 3-oung man
ashe'smiled a bland anil seductive
smile, "I have met with misfortune
and am obliged to "
"I hain't got no money to give
away," interrupted the farmer.
'T don't ask for charity," coutinued
the young man. "I have a line watch
here which I propose to dispose of for
cash to relieve my temporary embar
rassment." "Dou t want no watch."
"But let nie explain. Here is a
watch worth $150. I will sell it for
$10. Take it aud look it over."
J The farmer hesitated for awhile and
then took it, held it to his ear. shook
j it once or twice and said:
I dou't claim to be
the sharpest
inan in this world, but I
do hate to be
taken for a hayseed."
"No one takes you ior a havseed. niv
dear fellow. 1 suuuiv oner to sell vou
my f 150 watch for $10."
"Oh, that's it, eh? Wall I uess I'll
i i! if
iaKe Ui '
He dropped the watch into his pock
et, fished up a $10 bill and contiuued:
"Half the wheels may bo gone when
I come to examine it, but a feller must
take some chance in this world."
Then the coltish 3'oung man turned
red and white and blue, and he smiled
and stuttered and stammered, and his
olauu smiles laueu away as lie ex
plained that it was all a joke. The
other wouldn't have it that way, how
ever, and he finally closed the argu
ment b3- spitting 011 his hands and ris
ing up to light the whole crowd. He
kept the watch, and the voung man
from Boston will have an armful of
sorrow to hug for a vear to come. He
doesn't know that one of the New
Yorkers, having heard of the trick
and expecting he would work it, had
that farmer posted half an hour in ad
vance. If he did it would break his
30uug and confiding heart.
A Blue Grass 3Iystery.
The inhabitants of Clover Bottom.
Ky.. were greatly excited. Col. Andy
Billiugs. one of the noted citizens of
that growing settlement, had been
found dead in his bed. The colonel, al
ways good natured and jolly, had not a
known euemy in the state. Besides,
there were no marks of violence any
where upon ins bod v. Ihe case was a
genuine mystery.
A coroner's jury was summoned.
Evidence was introduced, to show that
the colonel had retired the evening be
fore in the best of health and spirits.
The jury then retired to the room in
which the colonel had slept to make a
thorough examination. Nothing was
found until, on turning down the bed
coverings. Col. Anderson Roarer dis
covered a bottle.
"It's pizen!" he ejaculated.
"That tells the tale, gentlemen."
said Col. Chi ton, the foreman, "poor
Andy committed suicide."
"Hold on, sun." exclaimed Roarer,
"this bottle, suh. says gin."
"What!" yelled the entire jury rush
ing en masse upon the colonel.
"Gentlemen colonels! remember
your position. criel the foreman.
"Col. Roarer, give me the bottle, sua!
Col. Clayton took the bottle into his
hands and examined it critically, then.
drawing the cork, he placed the vial
to his lips. He took but one swallow
and then turned white. His hand
trembled and the bottle fell to the
door with a crash.
"Gentleman," he whisuered. in a
horrilied tone, "what a terrible mis
take! IT IS WATER!"
"I told 3011 it was pizen," remarked
"Yes, gentlemen," remarked Col.
Clayton, "it is a terrible mistake. Col.
Andy was misled by that label. He
died from the consequences of such a
great shock."
Ve rd i c t accordingly. PU iladrfph in
The wettest place in the world is at
Cherra Ponjee, in the Khasi hills ot
Assam. Tne fall of rain for a single
month has ranged from 100 to 200
A petrified elephant has been
earthed near Jasper, Fla.
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For Atchinson, St. Joseph, Leaven
worth, Kansas City, St. Louie,
and all points north, east
south or west. Tick
ets sold and bag--g;age
to any
S t a tes or
Canada. For
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Telephone, 77.
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