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1 GONE BACK AGAIN.
Why Senator Collins Lett the
II1S LlXJlSLATIVt: 11 f. M IN lSL'Ers ITS
Why Ho Voted Against the Newber
ry Bill and Resisted the Tyran
ny of the New Party's
Bocses He Submits
to an Interview.
Fremont Tribune: Hon. (George
F. Collins of Firth, was in Fremont
last evening in search of the officers
of the Dode County Agricultural
society in order to persuade them
to do their duly concerning uu agri
cultural exhibit of !ie county at the
Nr. Collins represented CJagr
county in the state senate at the
lant session of the legislature aul
proved himself a man of firmness
and ability, he being elected by the
independents. lie was, in fact, so
firm in his convictioas that he be
came a stench in the nostrils of the
bosses who undertook to whip anil
wheedle him and bulldoze him into
doing their bidding, and because
he dicl not bow to the dictates of the
gods of the new party their vassals
scourged him and thus endeavored
to make his name a lj vord s"id a
hissing among men.
Hut Senator CoII'ms is still on
deck with a glittering eye and a
memory full of rare reminiscences
in ji legislative way.
Vou are still working with the
independent party, ot courser" said
a reporter to Mr. Collins as the lat
ter seated himself in a comfortable
"Well, not exactly,"' said he. "I
have gone hack to the democratic
party. As an independent two
years ago the campaign was made
largely on the ground that no mat
ter who was elected by one of the
old parties there were certain affili
ations and influences that would
dominate them when they got to
Lincoln and, therefore, they could
not be fruited. On the other hand
we contended that our candidates
would be absolutely untrammelled
and free from any alliance (that is,
combinations) and predilections
and would ca-ry out the will of the
people. When I got to the senate I
found there a new power and influ
ence more potential and exacting,
more unreasonable and tyrannical
than those I had warned against.
This influence was self-imposed by
the new leaders, intoxicated with
their new-found power. They al
lowed no one to diiTer from them
and this last estate was worse than
the first. I was the object of threats
and received significant waitings
in the shape of ropes lied in hang
man's knots. This was kept up in
caucus, but I informed the bosses
that when they came to hang me
they would be wise to bring with
them a supply of coffins for them
selves." "You did not vote for the New
berry freight bill, I believer" ven
tured the reporter.
"No, I did not, and thereby hangs
a tale. I hail the original intention
to do so, but after later develop
ments I could .not do it, in justice to
the state and my constituents; this
was after I had examined i The
board of trade at Beatrice, the chief
city of my county, containing nearly
half my constituents, sent me a pe
tition signed almost unanimously
by the business men of ths cit',
men of all parties, protesting
against it, and accompanied it with
a printed schedule showing how it
would be possible under it to raise
the rates on agricultural shipments.
The petition also set forth that Be
atrice was just then laboring for
equal rates with Lincoln and Fre
mont, which effort would be uncer
tain of results. I took 1113- schedule
and went before the independent
caucus witli it in search of light. I
told 1113' colleagues to show me
where it was wrong, as I wanted to
act intelligently. Some of them dis
dained to give it any attention and
the rest said they knew nothing
about rates, but the people de
manded the Newberry bill and they
to vote for it. That was all the sat
isfaction I go' but b- asking for
light I got rebuff and denunciation.
You would be su. prised if I would
tell you the names of independent
members who afte. .vards came to
me and said they would like to have
voted against it, as they believed it
was not a good bill, and that they
would have done so if they had such
a petition to stand on arI had from
"The eigh-nour law which was
passed was a good thing, wasn't it; it
caught 'ie Knights of Labor on
one side and the farmers on the
other. You voted for that did you
"The farmers are all righl and the
Knights of Labor are all right, so
long as tiey do not surrender their
individuality to a lot of fellows who
do their talking through their hats.
When such soft-h;iud and calloused
mouthed walking delegates as
Morris L. Wheat are kept in the lob
by of a legislature to direct legisla
tion the people 111:13- well be suspi
cious." "You do not think then, that the
independents can make a consist
ent light in Nebraska on their legis
"No, I Jo not; there was more cor
ruption there than ever before and
I do not believe that if 3011 raked
the whole state of Nebraska with a
fine toothed comb 3011 could find
another such a lot of chumps, not
to say knaves. I am a democrat now,
but when the time conies I propose
to tell some things and let them
benefit which ever part3' they nuij-."
Commissioner Loder said to-da3'
that Greenwood was .sited yester
day with a fine rain.
Register of Deeds C. C. Pnrmele
returned this morning from an ex
tended ' ip t'ough Texas.
The game yrstt-rday between
Gleuwood and I'lattsiiioulh re
sulted in a score of 7 to '.I, in favor
Randolph liluiit and Mrs. Mollie
Warren hied themselves to the res
idence of Judge Archer last night
and requested him to tie the knot
that would bind for life, which the
judge did i h's usual pleasing
A defective bridge over the Weep
ing Water at Nehawka let a number
of cattle belonging to Kugene
M111111 find death in the depths be
low. Cats count3 will have to pay
the bill for somebod3s careless
One of the latest fish stories
conies from I'lattsuiouth ia tele
phone that II. I). Tra-. s, who lives
on the hill clo.-e to the Missouri
rier, threw his fish line into the
raging waters and tied one end of
it to his foot when he went to bed
and waited for results. They came.
They came in a prolonged C13- from
our friend for help to assist him to
land a huge old he catfish that
I)ol3r would have been proud of.
Rev. Dilfenbacher, late chaplin of
the house, will give an entertain
ment at the Presbyterian church to
night for the benefit of the organ
fund. Admission 'Jocents; children
IIOITSE OK REI'KESEXTATIVES. )
Washington. June 10, 1S92. $
Rev. Ii. F. Diffenbacher, Washing
tonDear Sir: Having been present
at your lecture given in McKendree
church, this city, 011 the stereopticon
views of historical and other objects
of national interes in and about th is
CU3-, I desire to express 1113' approval
of the same. The entertainment
was entertaining and ediiIng in a
high degree. Being acqauinted with
nearly all of the originals of the
pictures th-own upon Hie screen I
can safely sa3' the3' are true to life
and will give one a correct idea of
them as they are. It will well pay
aii3'one to here yoti lecture and see
your views, and to those who have
never visited Washington, it is an
opportunity of therr life they cannot
afford to allow go unheeded.
Wishing 3011 abundant success in
yoi"- contemplated tour in the west.
Yoi'rH very respectfully,
O.M. KEM. C. M.
Notice to Water Consumers.
The hours set apart to sprinkle
lawns are 5:30 to 7 o'clock a. m. and
6 to S o'clock p. 111. Sprinkling
must be confined to these hours,
and hose found in use except during
the above named hours will be
shut off without further notice.
C PLATTSMOUTH WATER Co.
Allow me to add 1113- tribute to the
efficacy of Ely's Cream Balm. I was
suffering from a severe attack of in
fluenza and catarrh and was induced
to try your remed 3-. The result was
marvelous. I could hardly articu
late, and in less than twent3'-four
hours thee .arr.ial s3'mptoms and
1113-hoarseness disappeared and I
was able to sing a heavy role in
Grand Opera with voice unitii pared.
I strongly recommend it to all sing
ers. Win. If. Hamilton, .'eading
basso of the C. D. Hess Grand Opera
Judge Archer's Court.
Cases filed to-da3r are as follows;
J. Klein vs. R. Mullica. Suit on ac
count for 18.75.
E. L. Siggins vs. Phil Cook. Suit
011 account for f".
K. L. Siggins vs. A. J. Rakes. Suit
on account for 7.
K. L. Siggins vs. John Borhis.
Suit on account forest).
An operator l3'the name of Gregg
was arrested last night charged
with drunkeness. He was fined $1
ly- Judge Archer. The fine was sus
pended for twent3-four hours, as he
claimed he get the money : :oni
home by that time.
K(J U I T A BLK LIFIC INST R A N C E
CO., OF N, Y.
T. H. Pollock, Agent,
HAS GREUSEL ttUIT?
A Rumor, That E. S. Greusel
Has Rosfgnod' His Position.
HAVEL t'K SHOTS AKK A FAILURE.
An Employee of the Havelock Shops
Says the Water Supply Is Not
Sufficient to Run the
The report was circulated on the
street to-day that E. S. Greusel and
the B. A: M. had severed their con
nections. Whether it was voluntarily or not
is not known. It seems that Mr.
Greusel had taken exceptions to the
As to the shop at Havelock tl.ey
had to shut down several times last
week 011 account of the water supply
not being sufficient.
The B. V M. had also jjiven the
Brick and Terra Cotta Co. of this
city, a large order for brick to build
their round house at Havelock. It
was given out to-da3r that the order
had been countermanded. Whether
tne B. Sc M. has given up the idea
of building the house at that point
or whether the3 will get their brick
at some other place remains to be
A car load of new machinery was
taken to the shops here instead of
Havelock this morning.
If there is not enough water to
run with at Havelock now, what
will the- do in a drouth? The B. &
M. management are evidently sick
of the change they have made, and
THE IlERALl believes that Plaits
mouth is the 011I3- place where
enough water can be found to run
the shops, and that after a while
they will all be back.
For SALE Two desirable resi
dence lots in Orchard Hill addition
to Plattsmouth. within a block of
the Missouri Pacific depot. For
particulars call on or address The
Beecham's pills cure sick head
ache. Asked Onco a Year.
On the night of March 8, 1S91, Mr.
Wickwire brought homo a package.
"What have 3011 there, my dear?"
asked his wife.
"A clock," said Mr. Wickwire, with
perhaps a trace of something unusual in
his tone; "a newfangled clock, that runs
a whole year with one winding. Here
after I propose to go to sleep in peace."
His words came true; but on the night
of March 8, 1392, he was awakened with
a great start. He was dreaming at the
moment. He was in a railway wreck,
and, as he thought, the broken driving
rod of the overturned engine was slowly
piercing his vital organs. He waked, as
before said, with a start, and found his
wife arousing him with her elbow.
"What's the matter?" groaned the hus
band. "Did 3-0U wind the clock, Ilenry
dear?" Indianapolis Journal.
II is Own Mother Didn't Know Him.
The following anecdote is told by a
young Englishman, who says: "I wa9
coming home from India on leave of ab
sence. The ship did not arrive for some
days after it was due. My twin brother.
Ben, had come up to receive me, and our
aged mother was very nervous.
"One morning, after she had under
gone several disappointments because of
the ship's delay, I rushed into her room.
sa3-ing, 'Oh, mother, how are you?' Her
answer was, Xo, Benjamin, it's a bad
joke; you know how anxious I am for
Alfred. It was some time before 1
could convince my mother that I was
her son Alfred, who had been away so
long, and not my twin brother, Ben,
playing a joke on her."
The importance of exact knowledge in
many things cannot be overestimated.
A doctor was asked by a mother if
arrowroot was healthful food for a
babe. He told her it was, and the
mother fed her child on that alone till
it was nearly starved, nad she known
that arrowroot contains little but starch,
which alone cannot long support life,
she might not have furnished so apt an
illustration of the proverb that "A
little learning is a dangerous Tthing."
She Was Amazed.
The humor of those who go down to
the Academy to see pictures is apparent
ly inexhaustible. The following was
overheard : A lady went up to a picture by
Mr. R. W. Macbeth, A. 11. A., and after
stud3ing it for some time asked her
companion, who had a catalogue, the
name of the painter. Upon hearing It,
"Macbethl" she said: "Macbeth! I
thought he died hundreds of vears ago."
Observations made to determine the
longtitude of Montreal show that the
transmission of the electric current
across the ocean and back occupied a
trifle over one second, the distance be
ing 8,000 miles.
The mere fact that chance has direct
ed the finding of a penny in the street
shows that the coin has luck inherent
in it. Therefore, if carried about in the
pocket it will presumably bring good
In the year 1SS6 the Kentucky legisla
ture was petitioned to change the name
of a man who thought that "Mr. Schla
fenhasenrichstichstafer" was an undig
P. C. Minor was au Omalia visitor
Pbilip Tbierolf had business in
Mayor C. M. Butler was an Omaha
passenger this morning.
Dr. A. Shipman was an Omaha
passenger this morning on No. 5.
Hon. K. B. Windham went up to
Omaha this morning on business.
Dr. and Mrs. Britt left this morn
ing for Crete to attend the Chau
tauqua. Mrs. S. J. Chilberg and daughter,
Miss Mattie, who have been visiting
with the family of X. G. Chilberg,
left this morning for Alma,' Neb.
Mrs. II. II. Dean of Omaha, who
has been the guest of Mrs. Opelt at
the Hotel Riley, returned home
this morning, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shaffer arrived
this morning from Altona, Pa., to
visit their daughter, Mrs. K. S. Bar
etow. Mr. Shaffer is foreman of the
railroad planing mills at that
Don't Tebacco Spit Your Life
Is the startling, truthful title of a
little book just received, telling all
about Notobac, the wonderful,
harmless, economical, guaranteed
cure for the tobacco habit in every
form. Tobacco users who want to
quit and can't, by mentioning The
HERALD can get the book mailed
free. Address the Sterling Remedy
Co., box 802, Indiana Mineral
Eastern Cities and Pleasure Resorts
are best reached by the Burlington
The improved train service now
in effect brings Omaha within 40
hours, and Denver within 53 hours,
of New York, Boston or Philadel
phia. The numerous conventions
to be held in New York, Saratoga,
Detroit and other eastern cities dur
ing the coming summer to which
reduced rates will apply offer
splendid opportunities of visiting
the east at an almost nominal cost.
The local agent of the B. & M. R.
R. will be glad to give 3-011 further
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed projosals will be received by the
ecretarv of the iMKird of education until
t o'clock p. m.. Saturday July 23, 1S'.I2, for
the construction ot one two storv, four
room brick building on the lots 10,11 or 12,
in Stadleman's addition in accordance
with plans and speciticationson tile at the
First National bunk of Plattsmouth. Each
bid must be accompanied by a certilied
check of $U0. The loard reserves the riylit
to reject any and all bids.
Uy order of the Board of Education.
J. I. L'.NKl ii, Sec'y.
Joe Klein, the Popular Clothier,
Distributes Prizes in the
Postal Card Contest.
The following prizes were given in the
postal card contest:
First prize, a nice spring suit, L,
Sawyer, South Bend, 7,01)0 words.
Second prize, a leather satchel, II
Schmidt, Plattsmouth, C,0S7 words.
Third prize, two nice shirts, C. A.
namon, Plattsmouth, 5,G0C words.
Look out lor new ad.
DR. A.. SHIPMAN,
Office: 31S Main Street, Oppo
site Court House.
MAKES A SPECIALTY OF FITTI NO
SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES
in a scientific manner and fur
nishes the finest of periscopic
lenses in either sold, silver,
nickle, steel, zynolite
or rubber frames.
Will test your eyes free.
ARTIFICIAL EYES INSERTED
' on reasonable terms.
Honrs: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Ladies, 2
to 4 V in.
B. A. McELWAIN
Carries an Elegant Stock
Everything kept that goes
to constitute a first-class
jewely store is kept in his
stock. Repairing done by
first-class workmen and sat
isfaction guaranteed or mon
B. A. McELWAIN,
Hirst door south of
- I'ost Office,
"Feranf h&Tinir normal rising will be tills to r4 thu
print at a distance of 14 inches from the eyes with ease and
comfort; also will be able to read it with each eye separately.
If nnabletodo so your eves are defective and should hare
immediate attention. When the eyes become tired from read
ins; or sewing, or if the letters look'blnrred and run together,
it is a sure indication that glaes are needed. The lenses
sold in the cheap goods are of unequal dentfitv and hare
imperfectly formed surfaces. Continued use of these poorer
lenses will result in positive iniury from the constant strain
upon the musclef of acconuauuaUon. to supply ths defects ia
Dr. Shipman will test your eyes free and
fit you with perfect lenses in icold, silver,
steel, zynolite or rubber frames.
T. If. Pollock, Agent.
The Place to Buy
WHERE YOU WILL FIND
XI jN WAKE,
I wish to specially recommend.
It is absolutely safe.
HOODS SOL.D OX THK 1VST att .
VI ment plan as cheap aa for cash,
on easy monthly payments. Come
in and examine my anti-rust tin
ware which is warranted not toruwt
for one year. If at any time you
want anything new that we do not
happen to have in stock we can get
ii ior you on two days' notice.
42 1 Maln-St., PlatUmouth