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THE NEWS. Establshed Nov.S.lM)L fmiM. t- i tWK
THE llEltALD. Established April 10, ift f consolidated Jan. 1. 1H.K.
PL ATTSMO UTH, NEB., SEPTEMBER 2, 1890.
VOL. IV. NO. 102.
a $150,000 jyi glenwood.
A PORTION OF THE FEKIILC
MIMIEO I.NSTITUF. DESTKOYEIL
Stni-k 11 y I.iKlit nins: ami the Fire Coiu
pnny I'uaMe to Cli-k tlio Flam
Cloning Se-iHion of tlie ("lirintinn Kn
ilMior Con vent Ion Other New of
lnl-r-Kt Alinut Town.
From Saturday's Daily
B;i W.H.T! 1 and X oVlock this morn
injr Him main building- of the institute
for feeble minded children, locvited at
(i!unw(H)il, lit., was struck by lihtin
uiid imtii!'liat':I- took liri :ind the tire
company at thiit place was inadequate
to check the ll.iim s. The authorities
telephoned over hero to learn whether
or not :t fire online could be secured,
but the cil3- not being the possessor of
one they were unable to lnd any as
sinttnec. This is out- of tlio largest in
stitutions of the kind in the
west, fully I.IMiO people, includ
ing the employes, being there
ill the present time. Ihe. ortion
destroyed was only recently built and
the brick work alone cost 10tl,iH)0 and
with the furniture, etc.. the loss will
reach fully l."(t,0OO. The amo-jnt of
insurance was not learned. The in
mates wili be cared for as best they
can until the structure can be rebuilt.
Parties who passed throught the
city nn the tnorninir train stated the
debris was still burning as the train
passed through Glenwood, bit that
ttio lire was under control, rso one
l-OSF. OF XI1K CONVENTION,
KmlMiKin rn uf Crnw County (lime a Sur-'-
Last evening- closed the twelfth con
vention of the Cars county Christian
Kndemor union and the large room
at the Presbyterian church was well
tilled. A poi ton of tho crowd became
frightened at the threatened storm
and departed for their homes before
the exercises were finished, but the
majority of them remained to tho
The convention was an entirely suc
cessful one, leing well attended by en
thusiastic workers for the cause and
having most favorable weather.
After the song service the audience
listened to an interesting address
"Essentials to Soul Winning'' by
Ilev. George W. Iell of NebraskiCity.
Following this came a vocal solo
"The New Kingdom" by Mrs. .1. K.
Keilhley of Weeping Water. Mrs.
Keithb y sang beautifully and the se
leetion was highly enjoyed,
Mr. Piaki-h, who failed to at rive in
time to deliver his address in the af
ternoon, was present last night and
talked very entertainingly for over au
hour on the customs and religion of
the natives of India. Ho has been in
the United States only three j'ears,
lut lias inas-toi ed the English langua e
so far that he speaks very plainly and
can be easily understood.
Kev. I. S. Donegan's short address
upon the theme "Consecration"
and some singing closed the session,
but owing to the rain the out of town
delegates remained in the city until
Tho next convention wiil be held at
Kl in wood next March.
Owing to tho rapid increase in the
memliorship of the union it was de
cided to hold two conventions in the
future one for the seniors and an
other for the juniors.
J. T. Jones of Weeping Water was
appointed as chairman of the lookout
committee to fill vacancy.
iter Twelfth llirt hly.
Miss Alice Dovey, eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dovey,
was twelve years old yesterday and
as that was an oeeurenee of consider
able moment to her, a n umber of her
young friends were invited in to assist
in celebrating the event.
Tho evening was delightfully spent
by the large crowd of jolly young peo
ple in different giime.s and amusements
and nice refreshments were r-erved,
after which they joined in wishing
3Iiss Alice many returns of the happy
vent and departed for their ..homes.
Miss Alice was very ably assist3d in
entertaining by Miss Margaret Shep
herd and Miss Kitlie Cummins. The
souvenirs for the occasion wora new
Among those present were:
Claire Herrmann, Holon Waugh,
Florence Waugh, Gretle Waugh, Kuth
Hryan, Anna Iliggenson, Maud Dear
ids, Feun Greenslate, Lottie O'lirien,
Fern II agar, Madge Wilson, Ilermia
Windham, S illy Agncw, Lena Fricke.
Florence Dovey. Leo Abo and Hoy
Pepierberg, Vallery White, Kobert
White, Wade and jamie Windham,
Howard Hearing Dean IJurton, Frank
IC.n'.le. IL.lob A l wood. Oikley Polk,
Joe Kawles. Frank Drown, Fiitz!
F.iekf, Noel liawles, Lloyd Wiison.
Yesterday while Fred Wills and
family were over at Frank Richard
son's, out near Eight Miic Grove,somo
one ente;ed his stable and stole a bri-
die and saddle and then entered the i
house and captured a gold watebchain I
. , :' i , t , .
nnA dime trinkt'l.s frnm ih. ilppir
ind made good their escape.
The News, $1 per annum.
IS'EIIA WKA NOTES.
From the Keff'ster.
Mrs. J. W. Conn will represent th&
lacal jnion at the W. C. T. U. conven
tion of tho Second district, which will
be held in tho First Baptist church a
Lincoln September 8-9.
If our friends the enemy aro anxiou
foe jcTnt debates they will find E. M.
Po'lard and T. T. Young ready for tho
Tun, and while we are at it let's give
the candidates for the senate a chance
to u.ko pnrt in tho discussions.
II. G. Strong helped M. D. Pollard
take his rjice horses to Omaha Friday
and drove back tho next afternoon
lie says the slate fair grounds are in
1. io condition, largo additions have
been erected to many of tho buildings
and tha race track is the best ho ever
T. A. Key nobis met with an acci
dent last Friday that will prevent him
e . ... -
iroin working in his trade lor some
time. He was working for Contractor
Moore on lien Ilanaek's new hou
when the scaffold g"ave way and he fell
to the ground, sustaining a severe iu
jury to one ankie.
l-rauk bhopp. son-in-law of W. IL
.Newell or I'latismouth, was in town
Friday night tho guest of Mr. and
Mis. John Murdoch. Mr. S. lives on
a farm near May wood, Furnas county,
and says their crops have been greatly
injured by a lack of moisture at tb.e
C. W. Seymour came in from Union
lat night w here he had been to assist
in organizing a McKiniey club. He saj'S
the club starts off with 150 members.
W. C. Sloan and J. C. Davis of this
wrti-o present and spoke. Nebraska
Col. Ilr.ebncr enjoyed life and went
to i he circus at Nebraska City last
Saturday, where ho seems to have di
vided time between the elephants and
the female trapese performers, there
by :-ecuring more amusement than he
ever before crowded into one day.
Lemon Hro's. circus held forth in
Nebraska City yesterday and the
u?u:il coterie of street fakirs were with
them, and had a nice time with the
"Missouri jabocs" down there.
A fraud is travelling over the
crvmtry representing himself as a state
stove inspector and wears a silver
a 1,-e bearing an inscription to thet
iWt. He makes a charge of twenty-
Svo cuts for inspecting a stove and l
L-j cau find fools enough he can make
:5 or $10 a day. There is no such offi
cer as stale sioye inspector and if this
aud should call at your house kick
him out. Ex.
Myron E. WL.-e'cr o! this city sends
fro.u London, Canadc. copies c." or-c.e.-s
issued to the agents of the
!-.:iino i Express company not to re-
u:r ;ny Lie tea states money, to tho
t -ensure.' on pseount of the discount
tL :t is now put upon it by the money
changers of Canada. Tho only ex
ec i lion made is in favor of United
.Slates gold coin. This will Ie accepted
at. its face value. All other kinds o'
United States money is boycotted by
the company on accouDt of tho threat
of free coinage. Lincoln Journal.
They Worked a "Sucker. "
A twenty-threc-year-oid verdant
young man from tho prohibition staia
r ' Io.vii complained to the police that
he had been "flim-flammed" out of $16
at one oT the sido shows at the circus.
Ho had given a $20 bill to bochangsd,
out of which he wanted a ticket for
the side show. He received lour one
dollar bills and a ticket back, but he
took them for $. bills, and did not dis
cDver that he had been worked until
he went to one of the bands to get
change. lie looked up tho police at
once and to them poured out his tale
of woe, but it is not thought he will be
able to capture the man who got r"s
The men above referred to ma -3 i
settlement with the young mar. Peter
Mosel, who lives near Dunbar, he re
roceivir.g $13.90, but that did not sat
isfy Sheriff Huberle who arrested the
two men and filed a compliant agair3t
them of larceiy. It is claimed the
men worked a similar came at Coun
cil HI ulTs but escaped by a settlement.
The men wiil most likely bo bound
over the district court. NebraskaCity
The (iuehel Verdict.
The general public which heard the
testimony of Mr. Gaebel, that he was
shooting Steinltamp to drive him off
his farm, couid not uni'er the instruc
tions of the court see where the theory
of s-c lf defense came in. Tho verdict
rendered, that of assault and battery,
wa a compromise as it either had to
be that or a failute to agree. The
penalty is a fine not exceeding $10 or
iiupri-onment in county jail not ex
ceeding three months. Judge Ramsey
has not yet passed upon the verdict.
A I'olitM-al Straw.
A i. ach on Xl 2 w;is polled last
evening between Pl.ittsmoulh and
! Lincoln on preference f.tr p -esident,
" M . '
Kmley, 25; Bryan. C; on the fence,
i z. in mu erouiii!! me o.u timu a
; p.ied, showing McKiniey, 71; Bryan,
' 18, no choice; no choice, 4.
Tho following letter was written to
W. II. Cushing by Col. Sherman from
Washington, D. C, and undoubtedly
reflects the sentiments of his chief as
to tariff end silver legislation:
Ways and Means Com.. House of Hep., j
Washington, L). C. July ZL. lsyt. )
Hon. W, II. Cushing, Plattsmouth,
Nebraska My Dear Sir: Your favor
athani. It wasn't very long, but like
a:j SS it wa3 'ull of meat, and I ap
preciated it. The suggestions you
make as to state senator aro well wor.ii
considering and I was glad you took
the matter up as j'ou did. I was
especially glad to notico that you con
sidered tho avai:abl'uy of MattGc.
ing in the list, which makes me won
der why Henry would not be even a
better candidate than Malt. Ho is
younger, not so given to "slop over,'
is a vote-getter, and if he has the
nervo toonco enter tho field would, 1
think, make an admirable candidate.
If we could have tho assurance before
hand that ho would favor silver inter
ests if elected, I wouid like to see him
on tho ticket. Can't you instituto an
inquiry, in some roundabout, way. that
would settle that question ? And
while you are about it, both tho Ger
ings might be sounded on that subject.
Henry is an omnivorous roadcr, and
might possibly bo induced to road up
on the silver side if he were given an
opportunity. That argument u -t
changed Batty on that question r "gut
be used. When Gladstone said that
England, so long as she remained a
creditor nation, would not consent to
tho double standard, he gave an argu
ment to Americans in favor of inde
pendent action as probably the only-
means of bringing other nations into
ine with us on tl "s question and set
tling it for-jver. The fact that Jim
atterson has been converted to our
side is a pointer to me that there is
hope of getting the Gerings into line
and with them with us, I think the
whole back-bone of the opposition is
broken. Frank, White couldn't get a
corporal's guard to fight for the gold
standard in Cass county. He would
simply do nothing but attend to his
I duty of drawing his salary wilh be
coming regularity while our party.
onco more united, would march on to
a complete victory.
But I forgot that you made some
other svggcstions as to candidates.
They were all good names and have
strength. If Guy Livingston really
wanted a place on the ticket for the
house or senate he would do admira
bly, but I am inclined to think he does
not have the confidence to think him-
self a model candidate, and that might
operate to weakeA him with others.
A man to win must have fuli faith in
himself in every sense. And then you
spoke of Mr. Travis for senator. Why
of course he would do splendidly . Ho
haB all the elements in his favor. I
suppose he don't want to run again for
his present office, and the scnatorship
would bo in the line of promotion.
Besides, he has positive elements in
his favor that appeal to tho public
judgment. He has demonstrated his
ability for public station, ahd the peo-
plo and very rightly, too have con-
COMMENT its SIIKK.MANS LKTTKK.
Our Colonel Sherman is no 6louch
f a letter writer himself.
Too bad there exists in some quar
ters such a poor opinion of Matthew
Gering's ability to contain h'msolf.
But then Matthew's brother, Henry,
by reason of being an "omnivorous
reader," might "be induced to read
up on the silver side if ho woro given
an opportunity. " Who denied Mat
thew's brother an opportunity to
"read up" on any, both or all sides V
Henry has at present almost every
thing in sight; he is city treasurer;
secretary and treasurer of almost ev
ery fraternal and benevolent organi
zation in the-city, and as such with
out considering the profits arising
from his occupation as druggist ag
gregates a handsome sum per month.
Then we are told that tho two
Gerings one - the "voto gotter," the
other the "slop over" along with the
"convertod'' "Jim" Patterson, can
break tho back bone of tho opposition.
What opposition ? Tho silver ques
tion was not a public issue then. If
not then it could refer only to the
statement that tho tariff bill could
fail, and in the words of tho author,
"I now conceive that there is a chance
of ils failure."
T ae poor opir'on expressed of our
Matthow Gering's ability to "contain"
himself is not well founded. Matthew
did not want the ofllce of United States
Attorney general, but simply that of
district attorney. Matthew is am
bitious, but his aspiration is con
fined to that of the state.
Will Mr. J. M. Patterson kindly
favor The News w.th his opinion of
the silver question and at the same
time eay what, according to Sherman's
letter, it was that "converted" him
and by what means he intends .o get
the Gering's "into line," inasmuch as,
previous to the election of April of this J
fidoncein him. He is a fighter worthy
of the placo at the head of the ticket,
and if ho went on the ticket he would
go there to make a winning battle of
it. With him for senator Mr. Dwyer
might be nominated for county attor
ney, and thus satis'y an ambition tho
young man has h;?i for years, and
might possibly ho the means of devel
oping qualities of which tho public is
not aware, and of bi'nging out tho
west uiienis oi a wormy young mar,
whose in ogrity no one questions
This philosophy, if you c io dignify it
by that n-imc is nil prob'ematic, how
ever. It presumes u. yn the ability if
tho democra. j to v .n without outside
aid. I have some doubts on that scoie
though, although I think a bold fight
for free coinage would very nearly
sweep the county for the straight
ticket, especially if the republicans
should try to equivocate on thai ques
tion AND UIGHT HERE I WANT
TO PREMISE THAT IX CASE THE
TARIFF HILL SHOULD FAIL AND
INOvV CONCEIVE THAT THERE
IS A CHANCE OF ITS FAILURE
THE SILVER HOOK WILL BE A-
i . . . .
BOUT ALL THERE IS FOR DEMO
CRATS TO CATCH A VOTE UPON.
I have stated some of the possibilities
of the situation from a purely demo
cratic standpoint. If there is any
doubt about these contingencies being
brought about, then comes that other
chance, a possible combination with
the popu"sts as far as the legislative
ticket is concerned. In that event let
me insist that B. F. Alien is tho most
likeH' man to win with. You ought
to know him. He: has more brains
than any other populist in Cass
county, and is really a democrat in ev
ery esseniiaL If he were to enter the
race with any vim he could bring more
pops to our ticket than anybody else
in tho couutj'. Cool headed and slow
of speech, when he doos talk it means
something. He ought to bo sen at an
early date and consulted in the matter
of the county ticket.
But I guess I. have sufficiently cov
ered the ground for this time and will
close with tho suggestijo remark that
you will remember that last fall the
republican" - candid atoMor Buprcrae
judge got just as many votos in Cas9
county as both the democratic and
populistic candidates put together.
This, as you may remember, was
hf.rdly a fair test of tho strength of
the throo parties, however, because
large numbers of the railway employes
who were democrats, voted for the re
publican candidate, on the ground that
they woro afraid Holcomb's election
would hart their wages. I think .it
safe to say that after an aggressivo
fijrht democracy alone can come within
200 votes of the republicans in strength
on tlie straight ticket. Wilh kind re
gaidstoall, I remain
Very tt uljT yours,
C. W. SlIEKMAX.
P. S. If you think this worth while
you can show this to some of those of
our friends who ao interested and are
discreet. C. W. S.
I i.cnt 3 0U Vest's speech in tbo
Record. It was a rattler.
year, Mr. I'attcrson is said to have re
fused torecognizo Mr. Goring as a pos
sible winner. From tho paragraph
referred to one would naturally infer
that Sherman, "Jim" I'attcrson and
"tho Gerings" composed the demo
Frank Whito's "corporal's guard"
is not only a company but a regiment,
aid awaits tho call to form a battalion.
Henry Guy Livingston "does not
have the confidence to think himself
a model candidate. " When did such
a thought ever occur to any one out
side of our own esteemed colonel?
Hasn't the colonel lived in Platts
mouth loug enough to know that Guy
has not only confidence in himself to
handle his own affairs, but thoso of
every one else, when no labor is in
volved. Mr. D.vyor, has j'our yearning for
utubition In-on satisfied 'i Is tho public
still yearning for the qualities which
you have been impatient to develop?
Whore was Frank Morgan the
supposed leader of Cass county democ
racy, outside of Bryan at t' time
this letter was written ? He is not
even mentioned as an available candi
date. Was it understood so long ago
as July, l.S'.)4, that Bryan would be a
presidential possibility, and that for
b's efforts lie (Morgan) would get
something in the gift of tho govern
ment? Is Samuel Waugh in the same
boat with Morgan ? The only differ
ance, outwardly, I :tween Morgan and
Waugh is that Morgan is professedly
a free silver and Bryan man, whereas
Waugh is a gold bug and Bryan man,
but of course simply on personal (some
one interje-ts offic'al) grounds
Elbert Riggings of Pleaeant Hill
went out hunting the other night. He
put a load of shot after a two-legged
animal that some people would call a
man. After that peace reigned su-
preme until morning. -
lias m irked the path of the Deerir.g
t-frvice is too severe for this plucky
tsnaft is parallel with the ground so
man like fashion: the separated ledger plates " .j the grasses like the roller
or draw in under the sickle; he adjustable dr r pays the in;orest on the
ine driver oi tne ideal Mower can i . i as siow as he l:kes and it iJ never necessaay to back when starting
The use of r. Iler and ba.. bearings, l vs eliminated friction, and instead of grinding the bearings all the
is useu in cutting grass.
Drop in for a Catalogue.
We are headquarters for the best Buggies and Wagons. Also the
best hand-made Harness made from Oak Tanned Leather.
C. C. PARMELE, Receiver.
CLAUS BREKENFELD, Mgr.
Highest cash price
best flour ever made
Custom work specially cared for. Give;
the new management
buy now other flour.
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RAILROAD TIME TABLE..
M. P. TIME OAHO.
TRAINS GOING NORTH,
No. 1 4..r0 a.m
No. 9 11-24 a-m
No. 121, local freight 3. 45 u. m
TRAINS GOING SOL'TB.
No. 2 .- 10.4H p.rn.
No. li'i, local freiKbt 7.35 a. iu.
No. 10 4.27 p. iu.
It. A M. T1MK CARD-
TRAINS GOING WEST.
No 7 2.22 p.m.
No. 11 5.27 p. in.
No. 19 Sunday only 5.27 p. in.
No. 'A a 43 p.m.
No 5 a. m.
No. 21, freleht 7.37a.m.
No.H, Schuyler 4.00 p. m.
No. 73. freight U-05 p. in.
No. 77. " 10.55 p. m.
No. 7S. " 3.55 a. id.
No. 85, " 8.60 a. in.
TRAINS GOING EAST.
'o. 2 5.31 p.m
i.o. 4 10.24 a. m
o. 12 8.25 p. in
o. 10 11.55 a-ra
. Oi 12. 2h p.m
1H (Sunday only) :2S b, re
o. 20 :40 a. m
o. Ml, freight 2:50 p, m
No. 74. 6:50 p. tn
No. 7S 10:55p.m
r.o. no, 6:10 a. in
No.8i " 7:13 p. iu
Tho Beatrice Time9, which has car
ried at its masthead for the past two
years the name of our old friend and
former citizen, John A. MacMurpby,
has been swnUowed up by the Bryan
and Sewall pops and will bo conducted
by its former oditor, Willie L. Knotts,
who has recently made a very grace
ful Hop and aliffhted in the ppocrat!c
camp. It 19 evident that Willie's flop
is for revenue only, but it is thought
by thoso who are familiar with the
situation that hi9 great contortion fete
will not prove very remunerative.
It was not learned what Colonel John
will do in the future,butitis presumed
that ho will do7ote his time in caring
for a well developed case of rheuma
tism. Highest cash price will be paid for a
few old raga at this office. .
"Roll and the world Rolls with you,
Scrape, and you Scrape alone."
HE LIGHTEST DRAFT MOWER MADE.
Dee ring Roller Bearing Ideal Mower, 4 1-2 and 5-Foot Cut,
A. Round of Startling Victories
r. No grass is too heavy or too light, no land is too rough and no
c-'O. Instead of friction bearings it has rollers and balls: tha cnnlr
paid for wheat, and the
in Nebraska given in
a trial and you will
Cedar Creek Flour.
T. H. POLLOCK.
kl Mil;, Mi ul hum,
Property looked after for non-residents,
taxes paid and rents col
lected, farm loans made at
lowest rates; no delay.
Insurance Written . . .
In eleven leading oompamlM.
Office Over First Natioaa' Bank.
Tlie Nebraska State Fair
The best State Fair in the
West. Best reached by tho
best railroad in tho West
Tickets and information
about low rates and special
trains to Omaha on applica
tion to any B. & M. railroad
ffuckwciler to Lutz,
. . STAPLE AND R&RCT . .
TEAS ahd COFFEES,
Flour and Reed.
Corner of Sixth and Poarl trts
moves steadily HACK and forth in work-
of a feed cutter, and nothing can escape
There is a Time and Place
There Is a Time to Paint.
II your house ia looking a little bit
shabby or wcatherbeaten, and is be
ginning to decrease in value, then
that time is NOW.
There is a Place to Buy Paint.
It is our store, because we have the
Heath & MilUgan Faints at $1.60 per
gallon. One gallon cover from 200
to S75 square feet of surface, two
How many square feet of surface has
your house? Come in and tell us and look
at our color cards.
F. G. FRICKE & CO.
WHEN IN PLATTSMOUTH...
C. H. PETERSEN.
WINES AND LIQURS,
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POOL AND BILLIARD R00AI
The Large6t and Finest in
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KRUG'S OMAHA BEER
HOTEL RILGY HNNEX
Our ptock la complete ia ali lines nd we
Id rite our friend, to look it over. Wewil
endeavor to please you. Call and see us.
STREIGHT S BATTLER.
Successors to Henry Boeek. )
Judfro James W. E .ton this morn
ing1 received- two pal? 01 Chins
pHeasants from Euen Oregon. Ho
will du( them out on h' farm eir
Syracuse. Nebraska City News.
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