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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 18, 1892)
republican: state conven
tion. The republican electors of the
atate of Nebraska are requested to
end delegates from their several
counties to meet in convention in
the city of Kearney Wednesday
April 27,102, at 11 o'clock a.m., for
the purpose of electing four dele
gates at large to the republican na
tional convention to be held in
Minneapolis June 7, IH'.Ki.
The several counties are entitled
to representation as follows, beinj
based upon the vote cast for Hon.
George If. Hastings for attorney
genera! in 1HIJ0, giving one delegate
at large to each county and one for
each in) votes and the major frac
liaiuit-r . ..
Itoone .. .....
Hall ' ..
JeflerrtonS . .
Keye I'alia 3
4 Lincoln o
li Mcl'hearson 2
4 Merrick 5
;j, Nance 4
rj v.. ,,,:,), fl
4; I 'helps
S-Keil Willow ..
5j Scott HlulT .
, 5 Shcriilati
1! Sherman -. .
2 Stanton . ..
h, Valley ..
It is recotnended that no proxies
Readmitted to the convention, and
that the delegates present be auth
orized to cast full votes of the dele
gation. It recommended that the republi
cans of every county in this state
be requested to select their county
central committee at the first coun
ty convention held in their respec
tive counties. Said committee to
serve until tne county convention
f 18J3 be held.
Dr. S. D. Mercer.
Walt. M. Seelev.
FIRST DIS TRICT CONVENTION.
The republican electors of the
First congressional district of the
state of Nebraska are requested to
send delegates from the severa
counties comprising said district to
meet in convention in the city of
Falls Cit3', Wednesday-, April 20,
1891, at 7:30 o'clock p. m., for the
purpose of electing two delegates
and two alternate delegates to the
republican national convention to
be held at Minneapolis June 7, 1892.
The several counties are entitled
to representation as follows, be-ino-
based upon the vote cast for
Hon. W.J. Connell for congress in
1S90. One delegate for each 100
votes and major fraction thereof
and one delegate at large from each
Counties. Iel. Counties Del
Cass 19 Otoe 13
Johnson la Pawnee ... . 13
Lancaster 4.Y Richardson. ...... .. It,
! Total 12S
It is recommended that no proxies
be admitted to the convention, and
that the delegates present from
each county cast the full vote of the
W. H. Woo WARD,
DARK DAYS IN HISTORY.
Oo TbM Occasions People Thought th
World Wm Comlnj t an fcnd.
Call tor Republican Primaries and
The republican electors of I'latts
mouth City are hereby called to
meet in primary'- convention Satur
day evening, March 12. 1S92, from
7 o'clock till 8. for the purpose of
selecting one candidate for council
man for each ward; and for the fur
ther purpose of selecting delegates
to the city convention, which is
hereby called to meet in the Rock
won. i Hall Saturday evening.
Mareli I'.ttli. for the purpose of nom-inat.ii.-
:: i i ; v lie net as follows:
iii; or. ; .. ;:e ers of the school
hoard, police judge. citv clerk and
trea -u :er.
riu representation for citv eon
vention is l.ased on the vote cast 'for
tlie lion. O. 11. Hastings tor attor
ney general Nov. 1VK). allowing one
delegate for each ten votes and
major fraction thereof, which en
titles the several wards to repre
sentation as follows:
First ward. IO delegates, to be
held at Council chamber. -
Second ward, in delegates, to be
held at Second ward school house.
Third ward. 14 delegates, to be
held at Ridley's lumber office.
Fourth ward. 12 delegates, to l.e
held at county clerk's ollice.
Fifth ward..", delegates, to be held
at fifth ward school house.
Xu proxies admitted but'delegatcs'
present-wiir cast the full o?e of
their respective wards.
By. order of the citv central com
i:: it tee. A. X. SlLLl VAX. Ch'm'ii.
The earliest mention of the phenom
ena known aa the dark days appears to
be In' the year 44 ft: C, about the: time
of the death of Julius Caesar, when we
retd in IMutarch and Dio Cas.sius that
the nun was paler than usual for a
whole year. The great darknew
which lasted two whole days all ovei
Kurope appears to have preeeded the
great earthquake of Nieomedia, which
occurred August 12, A. D. 328. Two
years later in all the eastern province
of the Komau Empire there was a
"dark day" which was so dark lis to
make stars visible at noonday.
From further descriptions one might
consider this the result of a total
eclipse, but astronomers say that
neither the eclipse of March 4, 30, nor
that of August 28 of the same year was
visible in the countries mentioned.
During Alric's siege of Rome, 409 and
410 A. D., there were several days "as
dark as the nights whieh preceded and
followed them." In 537, 567 and 620,
we lind mention of long periods of
diminished sunlight. According to
Sehniirrer, "the sun darkened in an
alarming manner on August 19, 733,
without, there being the least possi
bility of an e'.lipse being the cause."
The Portuguese historians record
several montra of diminished sunlight
in the year 931, which terminated by
an apparent opening in the sky "from
which loud sounds issued, the noise
sounding nut unlike two giants quar
reling." In 1091, on Sept. 21 (not 21, as
given in some translations of Ilum
bold't "Cosmos") the sun turned sud
denly black and remained so for three
hours. For days afterward the black
ness had disappeared the sun gave out
a peculiar green light, which occa
sioned great alarm.
Sehnurrer next mentions a dark day
in June, 1191, but astronomers at
tribute it to the total eclipse which
was visible in the greater part of Eu
rope on June 21 of the year mentioned.
Several dark days are recorded as hav
ing occurred in February, 1106, the
darkest being the 4th. 5th and 12th.
On the 5th a bright star was seen
shining "only a foot and a half from
the blackened remains on the sun."
"On the last day of February, 12-"6,"
says Cortevza, a Spanish writer, "the
sun appeared to suddenly go out,
causing a darkness all over this coun
try for about six hours." The super
stitious writers of the time attribute
the great darkness of 1241 to God's
displeasure over the result of the bat
tle of Leignitz; the sun being so ob
scured as to make it necessary to
keep lamps burning until after the
Prof. Sehiaparelli. who has been col
lecting data concerning that uncanny
event, is now inclined to refer the
cause to the total eclipse of Oct. 1241.
Kepler tells us, his authority being
Gemma, that there was a sun-darkening
in 1547 which lasted for three
days Aug. 22-25 which finally end
ed by the sun "appearing to be suf
fused with blood to that degree that
stars were visible at noonday." Amer
ica has experienced several dark days
during her short historical life, the
most memorable being that of May 19.
1780, when the darkness was so great
that all the people of New England,
with the exception of a sturdy few,
were terrified almost to the verge of
distraction. Xt. Louis Republic.
Humble but Successful Authors.
The men who make the most money
by their pens are not always known to
fame. The periodicals that pay the
highest prices for fiction and special
articles are not those that give the
writer a reputation iu the world of let
ters. I have a friend who makes $10,
tXJO a year writing stories of adventure
for a sensational weekly. He is a poet
of no mean ability, and when he feels
that he would like a little applause he
seuas a poem to some leauing maga
zine. Unlv his most intimate friends
know that "IVndragon." of the Youth'1 a
Week l;f Thrill, is the lonr-haired, ro-
mantic-looking man who listens at the
Authors Club to the ftatterv of those
who think that the highest success in
life consists in having a poem printed
in the Lenfuru. Harper is or Scrtlniei - a.
Auother man I know gets 25 a thou-
and words from a weekly t hat is read
in thousands of kitchens throughout
the countrv. He is a highlv educated
man. but he must earn his liviuc. He
makes at least $.8,000 a year. He was
recently offered a college prefessorship
at a salary of $2,500. But he could not
afford it. These men will never r
down to mtsteritv as rreat novelists.
but, to use a vulgar expression, they
get there all the same. IHttsbura
Leader's A". I". Letter.
ItamlMHt Cuts Are Painful.
A cut inflicted with a blade of grass
or a sheet of writing paper is bad
enough, but the most digagreeable
wound that can be inflicted on the hu
man body is that mde with a strip of
bamboo. The outside of the bamboo
contains so much silex that it will cut
like a knife: in fact, the Chinese and
Japanese do make knives of it whieh
are cheap and for a time tolerably ef
fective. A cut made with a bamboo is
exceedingly hard to heal and obstinate
Hirers ;ife a-.t to result. Whether ilie
silex poisons the llesli or tile had eon-
seqllei s are 1 1 lie to I lie ragged t mid
is no; certain. i,ni an ixni . u iio has
at i.i- linger with a bit of cane or
torn );; ;-a:ni on a iish ing-r. 1 will
have miv,.' if lea of t!i,. n lit ef
fects of a cut with a bam !o sliver.
it. Liil'.S r'll'li -CtHI'l'TUt.
DIGNITY OF THE SEX t
A Chleoco Ho4 Carrier Drfw the Unl
', Bcla( Pat la Order by m Woman.
One of the hod carriers at worL on
brick building out in the suburbs
climbed up to the first stor)' Thursday.
1 nen nn icu, and tne nod, the bricks,
and the ladder fell on him. When tho
debris had been pulled away the -hod
carrier was lying iace downward on
the pavement stone senseless: There
wasn't a a drug store or a doctor with
in nan a mue. a nrickiayer put on
his coat and tore for the nearest
patrol box. Meantime the hod carrier
was lying there in a mess of blood, ap-
11.. Al " 1 " I . ... .1 "
pareniiy LiuiiKing aooui noiriin in
The boss was fuming about, kicking
blocks of wood into the street, and
swearing at the laziness of the police.
ine oig plasterers, wno could drive a
spike with their fists, were standing
around as helpless as children. At
this time a young Woman in a blue
coat came across the street. She was
pretty and rosy, with a lot of yellow
hair drawn up tightly from her tem
ples, and she had a most decided look
in her hiue eyes. She brushed the big
fellows aside and asked briskly:
u hat s the trouble here, menr
"One of the boys has busted him
self wide open," said the boss politely.
"Let me see," said the pretty gir,
drooping on her knees beside the hod
carrier. She took off a dainty kid glove.
and with her little white hand felt the
"No bones fractured here," she said.
looking up at the group around her.
Tii en she noticed the pool of blood
lying bside the man's right arm, and
whipping out a pair of scissors she rip
ped up the coat sleeve and the sleeve
of the flannel shirt.
"Goodness!" she said. "An artery
has been cut. (live me a piece of
the boss pulled a piece ol coarse
string from his coat pocket and hand
ed it to the girl. She drew it around
the man's arm. made a loop knot,
thrust a pencil into the loop and
twisted it until the cord sank deep in
to the flesh.
"You hold this," she said to the bos?,
and the big man knelt down and grab
bed the ligature. 1 lien she had some
water brought. She washed the scalp
wound in a jiffy. Then she cut among
the loose flesh with the scissors and
with plaster and a strip of linen from
the same preposterous bag she made a
neat bandage. Then she arose and
viewed a pretty job of emergence
surgery with reasonable complacency,
J he patrol wagon and the hod carrier
came around at the same time. As the
wagon backed up the hod carrier
opened his eyes and sa-w the girl in the
"Are you hurt, Mike?" said the boss.
"Ww, said the carrier, "lake me
somewhere that I can get a doctor. I
don't want no dom women monkeyin's
The girl doctor in blue looked at him
quizzingly and laughed as she washed
his gore from her hands in the bucket
of water. Chicago Herald.
One of the members of the New
York senate who has passed through a
good many experiences during his life
time, was in his younger days a track-
wa.ker on a xsew England railroad.
says the Buffalo Express. At each end
of his route was a small station. The
only persons to watch him were in
these neighborhoods. Pat (it is need
less to say he was an Irishman) lived
in a small house beside the track,
about half a mile from one of these
stations. He was the fortunate owner
6f an old horse and wagon. This is
what led to his temptation and down
fall. There was a good wagon-road
running parallel with the track all tho
way. "Pat," said the tempter, "what's
to mnder you riding between stations.-1"
"It wouldn't do," said Pat. But the
idea had taken hold of him and one
rainy night he tried it. He left his
horse half a mile from each end of his
beat and walked to the stations at his
usual time. Over the rest of the dis
tance he rode on the turnpike, trust
ing to luck tiiat the track would be all
right. The thing was sc easy that it
soon became a 'settled practice with
him. For three or four, months he
guarded the company's property in
this way. and no one was the wjser.
Then lie was spotted, ami a summary
discharge followed. "A man with
our genius for dodging v. irk ought to
i hrvvev." -aid tie superintendent.
"Faith. 1 thitik sn MMse'iV answered
the discharged t rack-walker, and a
lawyer he became.
In Canyon Diablo. Ariz., a hole 62.5
feet deep, supposed to have been made
by a meteor, has ben found. It is
two ami one-eighth miles in circum
ference. TIip theory is. from the aj
pearance of the walls and the fact that
they have found many pieces of mete
oric iron around the hole, that the
meteor penetrated the earth to a depth
of Too or Sio feet before it exploited.
':iud this accounts for the strange phe
nomena. Three pieces of tbe meteor,
weighing 3M 600 and HoO pounds, re
spectively, were found on the mesa
within two miles of the crater.
Heheadinff a Congressman.
"The struggle which resulted in
Pennington's success," said Senator
Sherman, "was I think the longest
Speakership contest in our history. It
lasted fron Dec. 5 till Feb. 1. and the
House was in an uproar a great part
of the time. There were many funny
incidents during the contest, ami a
number nf times it looked as though
we would have a general fight in the
House. The Democrats were on one
ide of the llfic.se and 'the Republicans
on me other, much as tliev are now.
Hid I remember that we tried to keep
the parties separated and the ui.-le be
tween them clear. Potter, a Uei ut biiean
:vin Wisconsin, and a very large and
owerful man. got in a fc's with
t .M i.--issjppi. I hcv ?..it
aiie from one another, and
said something that made
Potter very angrv. He jumped for
him and grabbed him by the hair. n
tending to jerk him up from his seat
and poll in I his face, but lo and behold
Barksdale's whole head seemed to rise
up in Potter's hands, and the Housn
found ont for the lirst time that Barks
dale wore a wig. and his pate, as bald
as billiard ball, slump out under the
gaslight, while the' House roared.
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( The First Step,
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and in Klectric Hitters you will find
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stored, and the liver and kidneys re
sume healthy action. Try a bottle.
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Do not confuse the famous Hlush
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paints, powders, creams and
bleaches which are llooaing tne
market. Get the genuine of your
druggist, O. II. Snyder, 75 cents per
bottle, ana l guarantee it win re
move your pimplea. freckles, black
heads, moth, tan ana sunrmrn, ana
give you a lovely complexion. 1
S. II. Clifford, New Castle, Wit
was troulneu witn neuralgia anc
rheumatism, his stomach was dis
ortlered, his liver was affected to ar
alarming; decree, appetite tell awa.
and he was terribly reduced inflcsl
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Klectric Hitters cured him.
Kdward Shepherd, Ifarrisburg
111., had a running sore on his le
of eight years standing. Usee
three bottles of Klectric Hitters anc
seven bottles Hucklen's Arnu-j
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John Speaker, Catawba, O., had five
large fever sores on his leg, doctors-
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Klectric Hitters and one box Huck
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Mr. and Mrs, Ioren Irescott are
keepers of the Gov. L,ifrhthouse at
Sand Beach Mich, and are blessed
with a daughter, four years. L,ast
April she taken down with Measles,
followed with dreadtul Cough and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
home and at Detroit treated, but in
vain, she crew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones"
Then- ehe tried Dr, King's New
Discovery and after the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured. They say Dr. Kincr.s New
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet you may get a trial oottle
tree at r. G. irickey drugstore.
Cough Following the Grip
Many person, .who have recovered
from la grippe are now troubled
with a persistent cough. Cham
berlain's cough remedy will
promptly loosen this cough and
relieve the lungs, effecting a per
manent cure in a very short time.
25 and 50 cent bottle for sale by F.
G. Fricke & Co.
AIM ACE OP ABBREVIATIONS.
It Causes the Hall Man to Sltrli. bat
Short Alau Coughed.
Would you know wjfy?witi pleasure
L ..... Our faces oo beam?
f JP&u is a
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t It II II M m
Is the cause of our bliss;
For all sorts of cleaning
It ne'er comes aniiss.
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A Regular Scimitar
That Sweeps &ll before it.
mm mi t -"lii ui ' tt - .rii J
Vines 3 to
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Price by mail, per packet, 15 cents j pint, 75 cents.
GIVEN FREE, IF DESIRED, WITH ABOVE,
VICK'S FLORAL GUIDE 1892 (
which contains several colored plates of t lowers and Vegetables. 1,000 Illustrations.
Over loo pages 8 z loJ inches. Instructions how to plant and care for garden.
Descriptions of over 20 New Novelties. Vick's Floral Guide mailed o
receipt of address and 10 cents, which may be deducted from first order.
James Vick's Sons, Rochester, N.Y.
A Cure for the Ailments of Man and Beast
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"This," said the tall man contem
platively, "appears to be, at least so
far as New York city is concerned, an
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abbreviated, even time, and 1 may say
that is the case especially in the pay
ment of notes the time is alwad too
"May J ask," said the short man.
"what has sujrirested to you this trend
of thought?" "That," said the tall
man, and he pointed to the advertise
ment of a theater on whieh, after the
names of the plav and the star. w:is
this mysterious announcement: "Kvi 3.
Mats. Wed. Sat." "There," wiit b."
the tall man. "is a sample of one tvl
of abbreviations. I can not but trunk
that that advertisement must be a
source of weariness to the foreigner
who is studying our language and who
attempts, as all of them do, to read
the signs as he walks along the street.
How in the world is he to know that it
means that performances are given in
the-evening and at Wednesday and
Saturday matinees? It certainly does
not sav so.
That's so," said the short man.
'At the opera one night. I remember.
a countryman and his wife sat behind
me. The names of the ballet dancers
were printed on the bill as Mlle. So
and So and 'Mile.' So and So. The
countryman, after reading the bill
Fays to his wife: -'This is funny,
Marv: the front nante.s of all these
rals is Millv."'
"Ye;." said the tall man. ' It's very
iv.ieading. Bur it's not only words
that are abbreviated. Xearly every
thing is abbreviated. Take the pa
tience of my landlord, f'-r instance;
that is abbreViated.' Ami 1 was p.aiucd
to notice this morning that the trou
sers ()f niy youngest sou are abbre
viated. Kveryt hinir. in fanl. .seems to
be abbreviated, except mv appetite."
He sighed. '-(.'heer up." .-aid the fchort i
man. I " 1 1 couirli."' , I
They rose from their eat in the i
lobby of the hotel and walked toward j jj jy
the doors on one of which was the I
word "1'uH" and on the other the word !
"Push." With fine accord they pushed
on the pull door and then pulled on
JLhv push door. Both swore, tried it
again, succeeded, and disappeared.
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Its use is almost universal by the Housewife, the Farmer, the
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This well-known remedy has stood the test of years, almost
No medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mustang
Occasions arise for its use almost every day.
All druggists and dealers have it.
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CORNER SIXTH AND MAIN HTKKET
THE OLD REMAOI.E.
A OomeMic IMetiirc.
a woman iu
Atchison. Kan., had- her photoirraiih
takfii as sin-' appeared at daily house
work iu Iht kiti-hi-n dress, with a
Lahy on one arm and broom and dust
pan in the other.
With a desire of iviii-j
a true picture of herself.
W A TUBMAN k SON
I P LUMBER
o THIOLS CASHo
rf.liiiiil f'Ttire 41 Soutli Tlenl Hrrr-ct.
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
0m Pupnly ererw demand of the citj.
Call and get terms. Fourth street
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