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THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS-HE R A LP, PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., OCTOBER 6, 185)7.
The Semi-Weeklu News-Herald
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
. . . BY THI ...
NKWS PUBLISHING COMPANY,
U. D. POLK, EDITOR.
One Tear, in advance, ....
One Tear, in advance, . . .
Of aay Cass County Paper.
Why doesn't the State Board of
Transportation press lhe suit brought
by Tibbies against the railroads? Does
it fear it will injure Judge Sullivan'
prospect? Fremont Tribune.
Samuel. Richardson is a man of
unbending integrity and economical
habits. He made as good, if not the
best commissioner the county ever
bad, and his election is in the inter-
eat of every taxpayer.
The great sixteen to wunner mourns
that prosperity is only temporary
Can it be possible that the returns
from book sales are dwindling? Com
fort thyself William, a Bucker is born
every second and unborn millions
may read that book.
The republicans of Cas? county did
not do a thing to Bryan the last two
times he posed for office before them
the same oid club is bandy and the
pygmies who hope to ride into office
on the whirlwind of Billie's breath
will feel its weight this fall.
THE campaign against George Hay
will only intensify the efforts of his
friends. The German voters of Cass
county appreciate officials who can
converse in their mother tongue, and
Mr. Allen won't know what hit him
when the votes are counted nex
The latest from Cuba says General
vveyler has resigned. It looks as
though Ambassador Woodford has
created quite a commotion in Spanish
circles without any war talk. The
time seems very near when the iron
hand of Uncle Sam will be withdrawn
from the velvet glove and the Span
Sards will realize who they have to
While the popocrals are invoking
would be presidents to insist on har
mony in Cass county and plead for
long pull and a strong pull for the
hoped-for offices, the republican
nominees are continuing, as in the
past, to attend to the duties of the!
respective offices, and the intelligen
taxpayers will see that faithful sr
vants receive their just reward.
The democrats of Ohio seem to have
got scared at the outlook aod after
calling Editor McLean in for con
ference with the managers, the editor
withdraws his name as a candidate for
the United States senate and A. J.
Warner is substituted. Evidently
the chances for democratic success in
Ohio, that we heard so much, if a
short time ago have gone glimmering.
The.News bespeaks a full attend
ance of republicans at Mr. Bryan's
circus this evening. The agility with
which William Jennings will avoid
the real issues of the campaign, will
amuse any intelligent voter. The
artful dodger will put on a solemn
face and beg the boys to stand to
gether for the spoils of office, but he
won't repeat bis advice to New York
democrats. No, not for one moment.
The survival of Jerry Simpson, sit
ting on the bank of the tide of pros
perity wherein all Kansas is walning
waist deep, and predicting the ap
proach of the most terrible financial
panic the world has ever seen, weakens
the faith of the New York Mail and
Express in the honesty of all prin
cipalities and powers, and it wants to
know if the fool killer has been
bought off. Ex.
Some of the newspapers are criti
cising Omaha because the state fair
was not a financial success. There is
no senso in such talk. The fair was
by several points the best ever held in
the state. The crowds were never
larger, and the thieves on the inside
of the management were never
thicker or more brazen in their work.
The fair at Omaha is all right so far
as location is concerned, but the next
legislature will have a duty to per-
xair ring, ana in knocking out the
bounty to county fairs, the latter be
ins bamelesa imposition on the tax
The state administration of Kansas
with Governor Leedy at Its head, has
been wrestling with a great idea lor
some time and has at last come to a
conclusion of great pith and moment.
It is announced to an awe-stricken
world that hereafter the great seal of
Kansas will be emblazoned on all offi
cial documents in silver instead of
gold. This is explained to be in ac
cordance with the' great principles of
the pop. party of Kansas which re
nounces pol and all that It implies
and prefers silver. And yet if you
offered the covrrkor or any other
member of thU crcxt administration
of Kae3 Sve Uexiraa dollars of free
coinage 13 to 1 line e for a icae gold
bu hair-eagle c? American manufac
ture he rr .'.J : j f r a reply. ; But
- t-3 tZ-'j C It Would
i::-5r!V-vf . ;::':reaci-ft
.' "i" - t ' f t ij cctslla C
The editors and orators ' who are
still discussing the sliver question in
a tireless and tedious way are using:
up a great deal of ammunition to no
purpose. It is scarcely probable that
the question will again be a leading
issue in a presidential campaign. It
has been wore threadbare, and the
arguments o its champions have been
destroyed by the irresistable .logic
of events. Some other issue will have
to be drugged from the political lum
ber room. Beatrice Express.
As COMPARED" with one yer ago
there is a noticeable difference in the
labor m.-trket. Men who wanteu worK
one year ago but could not fir d it, ex
perience no difficulty now in finding
employment. The change for the
better Js apparent to all, yet how few
there are who care to remember the
changed condition in this respect.
Many there are who fear that the re
publican party might be credited with
a chare of the glory and rather than
to acknowledge anything good could
come from any act of the republican
party the calamity howler would pre
fer to close his eyes and keep right
on howling. Tbee things that have
come to pass were promised by the re
publican party and those kickers
might just as well open their eyes and
acknowledge the wisdom of the G.
O. P. Ex.
The free silver
theory is that the
Gold Monster," as
way to resist the
Senator Stewart of Nevada has called
it ten thousand times, is to adopt the
freedom of silver at the old ratio, no
matter for the market,8ays the Brook-
land Standard Union. New York ex
change in the City of Mexico of $1.39
premium; that is an American dollar
is worth $2.39 Mexican money. But
the wages of Mexican workingmen do
not rise; and that is the wav the
Mexicans punish us for the mninten
ance of the "existing gold standard."
Under the guidance of the silver
stated we are urged to bring England
to her knees in humiliation, just as
the Mexicans are crushing us by up
holding proudly the standard of the
white metal and paying 139 per cent
premium on their money to get to our
INFORMATION AND OPINIONS.
Judge Ramsey this morning granted
a writ of mandamus compelling the
county commissioners to repair the
north half of the bridge across the
Platte at Louisville. The north half
of this bridge is in Sarpy county, and
that county ought to keep it in re
pair, but refuses to do so. As Cass
receives a great deal of benefit from
the bridge, it is perhaps as well that
It should bo kept in order, even if
Cass has tostaud the entire expense
Will limy explain why tie was
chased out of Ohio by the democratic
politicians of the Buckeye state?
From commander of hosts in the
"First Battle" to a bummer in the
rear of a disorganized and dispirited
mob is a far cry.but William Jennings
has measured the distance.
The Nokomis Progress is respon
sible for the following: A Hillsboro
young lady found a purse in church
and notified a pastor that she had it,
so that if anyone reported the loss it
could be returned. The next Sabbath
the clergyman made the following an
nouncement from the pulpit: "Some
one lost a purse here last Sunday, and
if the owner. wants his property he
can go to Helen Hunt for it."
Col. Kroehler was in his element
at Nebraska City yesterday and was
followed about town by an immense
crowd. Some one reported that he
was Bryan's uncle, and he was called
on for a speech at every corner and the
way ho roasted gold bugs and republi
cans was a caution to snakes. The
crowd cheered him wildly, but in one
of his oratorical fights, a Plattsmouth
man 6tepped up and said "come off
the .erch Fred, don't stuff these
strangers," and it broke the orator all
up and ruined oneof bis best speeches.
Theco onel is a high roller, when he
gets out with the boysand the fellow
who reported him as Brpan's uncle
did it in good faith. . Hereafter, Fred
should be known as theby orator.
The Courier is proud of the manner
the republican prees of Cass county is
carrying on this campaign. Not a
word has been written easting reflec
tions In the least en' aojt candidate of
the opposite faith, aa(jr& trust thej
will continue in tbW' llpe-; We can
heat them fairly and honorably, and
let us do it. On the other hand, the
poor old Jou: nal is continually harp
ing about the "court house ring-," and
.. WW. ... . - . - - rr
about our present county : officers
which will be rk ten ted by the people
at the polls. Suck stuff! : It is as thin
as a circus lemonade. . The Journal's
ftlunh will hurt no oner put it makes
one tired to read it. Louisville
John Bobbins, well-known in this
city, has an important position on the
Lincoln Call, being manager of the
city circulation of that.,paper. Ash
A company of seventeen children
was sent from New YorK to With 00
the other day, for adoption by the
good peopli of that vicinity. They all
found good homes. - .
An ethange says a snail boy got off
tbe-iiXowi-'r, a .f?w ?vs
school' ira is a ver tV
notes ! wheo ' f
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First person, pluml number, an awful
case. Pa s:ys a school roam never
erets more than eighteen before she
Sam Hinkle, of St. Joseph, Mo.,who
was in the city last night sud went
west this morning in quest of two
horse thieves, who were accompanied
by two women, who were driying a
sorrel bald face horse una a bob-taiLJ
bay horse to a white covered wagon
leading a bald foco sorrel horse and a
te im of gray ma-ts to a black top
heavy sprinsf wngon, with a heavy
pair of shafts tied underneath. He
claims that the outfit was stolen from
him on Sept. 21, at St. Joseph, Mo.
When he left hure he claimed that ho
. 1 i
was close 011 their trail ana wouia
with good luck overtake them tomor
row. iNebraska Uiiy Xsews.
John D. B'jbbin,an old Platismouth
boy, passed through town Sunday on
hi9 wheel bound for Ashland. He
made the run from Lincoln to Ash
land, a distance of twenty-nine miles.
In one hour and Gfty-five minutes.
He was making the round trip, but
we did not hear what his time was.
The Otoe county republicans have
nominated a mm named Wellensick
for treasurer, we trust that he is
more well than side and can win out
in the race.
A Michigan man, who smokes four
cigars a day and chews 25 cents wortb
of tobacco a week, says be is too poor
to take a paper. He is a very 6mart
man, too. By getting1 hold of a foreign
advertising sheet be spent $1 writing
to fin3 out how to keep sober; the an
swer was to take the pledge. He also
spent fifty 2-ccnt stamps to lind out
how to raise beets, and received a
postal card roply: "Take hold of the
top and pull." It. was this same per
son that sjnt fifty one-cent stamps to
a fellow in the east for twelve useful
household articles, and received a
paper of needles. Ho is relative to a
man who sent $5 to find out how to
write without pen and ink, and the
answer was "try a lead pencil." He
must be a full brother of the man
who sent $2 to find out how to
mnke money without work, and
was told in one black line on a
postal card to "Fish for suckers like
we da "Ex.
Mrs. Arnold, of Ashland, received
the sad news Sund iy of the death of
her son earnest. He was in Mexico at
the timo of his donth. and was only
sick a very short time with yellow
fever. He w.is well known in this
Mrs. C. G. Clifford and children
left yesterday fo a few days' visit
with -elatives' at Plattsmouth and
and Glenwood, la. Louisville Cour
Croup Quickly Cured.
Mountain Glen, Ark. Our child
ren were suffering with croup when
we received a botile oT CLaraberlain's
Cough Remedy It afforded almost
instant relief. F. A. Thornton.
This celebrated remedj' is for sale by
THE MAN WHO IS NOT NEEDED
I'm sixty yeara of aj;e today.
And I have worktnl and slaved.
And some one rlso shall presently
Get all that I liiive saved.
Hut it is nut
The siinplo thought
Of "oing that I deplore.
Tis this when I
In the cold earil) lie
They'll think of nie uo mra.
I've labored on from day to day
With 0)10 hope in my mind.
Tvvas that when I was laid away
I'd leave a void behind
Something, you know,
To always show
That I had lived and wrought.
But now at last
That dream ia past
I've Kt to share the common lot.
I've t lirown a fever off today
And :isen from my bed.
For months I've been but helpless clay.
With wild thought:! in my head.
I'd fondly thought
Tl.o mill would not
Bun if I were not there to see.
But it's kept right on.
Though I've been gone.
And that's the thing that saddens me.
S. E. Enter in Cleveland Loader.
MEN BURN SPONTANEOUSLY
Medlesl Science Records Inotanrpa of the
Combustion of Flesh From Within.
When Dickens used so effectively the
spontaneous combustion of tho human
body as a climax for a novel, he had
back of him a great deal 0f evidence
that such a miracle had actually taken
In an article on "The Pathology of
Man, " in the old French ' Encyclopedic
Methodique." D'Azyr gives the case ol
a woman 50 years of age who had made
a practice of going to bed drunk every
day for many yeara Her bones were
finally found in the bed with the flesh
posed, by spontaneous combustion.
The somewhat similar case of Grace
Pitt is given in the transactions of the
English Royal society. She was tho
wife of a fishmonger who lived at Ips
wich, and she was found stretched on
the kitchen floor by her daughter, burn
ing, the girl said, "without flames."
Her body and legs resembled smoldering
coals and when water was thrown on
her gave forth the odor of scorched
flesh, accompanied by a suffocating
smoke. ' The girl ran from the house r.nd
"called in th neighbors, who found
nothing but bones and charred flesh left
of the woman. She, too, had been a
A third case, given in a French f ssay,
lis that of AIme..do Boiseon. bO'yenrf
ibid, who lived near DoL It is taid
jshewas very lean and that for several
yersshe had drunk nothing but spiril"W r. j . it . .
tt ,x.c . , , , ?. t ' Pi dnl,WMr tl chrsorwht they
ia her room. tL:
""! ' IJT-T UUTUJUJ
tv ciiers, seem.' ...
HE WAS HOMESICK.
HE WAS EASILY LURED ACROSS
THE MEXICAN LINE.
How an Amateur Detective Outwitted aa
Embezzler Posing m a Forg-er Ia Exile
Who Knew of Rich Deposit of Ore
That Had Never Been Reported.
"I never was in Mexico but once, and
then I went as an amateur detective,"
paid the mining expert. "It happened
this way : A friend of mine in Pittsburg
had his confidential clerk to whom be
had given an opportunity by trusting
him fully skip with $10, 000. He knew
whore he wasf just over the border
from Fan Diego. Eut he was safe, for
ho. kept religiously on the wrong side
of the line. Several detectives had been
sent down there to lure him over, but
in some way he had detected the detect
ive in them, for they often acquire a
professional air in spite of their best
efforts to the contrary."
"I knew that my only chance would
be to go and live there as a fugitive
from justice myself and so secure hid
entire confidence. I decided to be a
fcrger. I took up my abode in the
wretched little town and in about 24
hours was so sick of it that I was on the
point of throwing up the whole scheme
and going back. But my friend had
done mo many a favor in business, and
in decency I owed him some return. Gf
course I did not make the slick man's
acquaintance. I was determined he
should make mine. He held off for sev
eral days, evidently thinking I was a
detective and expecting me to make, as
they had always done, approaches to
him, Bnt I kept away, as if I were sus
picious of him. Tho fellow was dread
fully homesick, and I don't wonder, in
that place. Ho used to go out on the
desert and look at the stars and stripe
across the lxrder and wish he dared gc
back. He evidently began to think he
was worse imprisoned than if he had
been in some penitentiary.
"Finally one day he ventured to ad
dress me. I replied very coldly to hit
salutation, which only made him the
more anxious to know me. He began tc
inquire into my business and find out
what I hadcomofor. I gave him no spe
cial satisfaction until ouo day I said that
I had come for a change of air. With the
same kind of air in the United States t
few miles away this was, of course, ab
surd, and ho concluded, as I intended
he should, that I was there for the same
reason he was, but I plied him with nc
questions. Finally, in his impatience,
he burst out with:'
" 'What's the use of keeping up this
pretense longer? I know and you know
that we are both on the same errand
down here. It is true, as you say, wc
can't live over there' pointing to
ward the country over the border. Lot's
own up r.ud have dono with the farce. '
So we confessed to" each other, ho tell
ing me :ill about his crime, which 1
knew nlready, and I telling him all
about my imaginary iniquity.
"That was as far as we got foi
awhile, but it did him good. For it left
him free to talk. lie was very home
sick, and we both acknowledged that it
would bo almost pleasauter to give our
selves up and serve out our terms thax
to stay there the rest of our lives. I one
or twico hinted that I was ready to dc
so. But ha wasn't, and 1 knew that nc
ordinary inducement would get him
where ho could bo taken. But he had
uo opportunity of investing his money,
and his enpidity naturally forced him
to see that l:o had made a very poor bar
gain if all ho was to got cut of his ras
cality was to sit and spend it slowly in
that little hole of a Mexican town.
"I had alivjjdy interested hi:n with
my stories of fortunes that had been
made in' lacky mine investments, and
told him I knew of one rich deposit
which I had never reported to any cue,
intending to invest tne amount. 01 my
forgery in its development if I could
get sonio more to pnt with it. I told
him it was in an out of the way local
ity in southern Arizona, and that we
could get there without detection if we
would go on foot or burro back and
avoid tuo railroads, f inally be con-4
eluded that he was willing to. take the
risk if I would and go and look at the
property. The rest was easy. I wrote
at once for an officer to be ready to head
us off while crossing tho Colorado river.
We had traveled some distance without
being challenged or exciting suspicion.
I threw off my pretended apprehension,
declared that we were safe from all in
terference and that we might as well
take . it easy. This proved contagious,
and I saw that I would have no difficul
ty in getting him to the point I had
designated to the officers.
"We were riding slowly along in the
not sun of the desert when suddenly
from behind a butte two men on horses
shot out and rode swiftly toward us and
were upon us almost before we had time
to realize it. Although I had expected
them, I confess I was taken by surprise
it was done so quickly and success
fully. Of course they handcuffed me as
well as him. But before we had reached
the railroad station they had released
me, and he understood how he had been
fooled. I expected he would burst out
in curves and reproaches, especially
when they confiscated what he had left
of his stealings But he didn't In fact,
it was so great a relief that he made no
.defense at the trial and took his sen-
uuett vriku miuunmnMiwiua
hardly have been surprised if he had
thanked me for the favor he was so
thoroughly sick of exile." Chicago
' Man'. Superior Ability.
. 'I gness I ain't bo coarse, " said the
"Oh, I don't know," retorted Ba
laam. "Yon could not make a man of
yourself if yon talked for a decade, and
I can make an ass of myself in five min
utes' discourse. ' Indianapolis Journal.
The spirit of this simile ia used br
John Banyan in the meditation "Of the
Horse and Drum, " La his "Book For
Boys and Girls; or, Country Rhymes For
Children," published in 1686., Of the
XprtTlinA CTHincf:lan ha mm Intav .li.
- T'llnaee them, face them, keep Uutr pUce.
ITotts and Queries.
'tl c' Crrti Africa much
" c-ens, yhich go
ties to rob gar-
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I B. G. DO VEY & SON.-1
Our Stock of fall and winter goods is now in. Never before
in the history of Plattsmouth has there been such an ar
ray of fine goods at such remarkably low prices, we have
for fall and winter use. Our line in the Dress Goods de
partment offer special attractions and extra good values.
We mention all Wool Dress Flannels 1 1-2 yds wide, for
39 cts, and 1 yd wide, 25 cts. We have a fine assortment
of Dress Patterns no two alike are quite the thing.
The earlieryou buy the better assortment to choose from.
Silks A beautiful line of these goods for trimmings and
waists in Taffetas, Roman Stripes, Plaids, etc.
Dress Trimmings in Jets, Gimps and all kinds of fancy
braids, sets, new buttons.
Velvets: We bought these goods last May at the old
prices and can give you the best values in these goods
ever shown. They have advanced 1-3 since we purchased.
See our New Fall Styles at 79
cts. Cheaper than you can
buy the button holes.
price 75 cents. Don't forget we are agents for the cele
brated Gage Down Corsets. Wear the Chicago
Corset Waist The best made.
Attention! Boj-s and
girls. There is
something- in it for
you. We are giving"
away with every
pair of shoes a nice
writing- tablet, for
pencil or ink, and
one g-ood lead pencil
I 6arpeis--raii of 1897.
EE We want you to call and inspect our line. Remember we 35
have the largest stock of carpets in the county.
New Brussels Carpet, 75 cts.
New Velvet Carpet, $1.00.
All Wool Ingrain Carpet, 50 cts.
Moquette Carpet, $1.00.
It won't pay you to gro to Omaha for carpets this year. Re-. . -.
.... member this is 3-our last chance to g-et a carpet at a low price, ....
.. ..as prices on these gfoods have alj advanced. On these goods
. .. .we bought early You will get the benefit. Come and see....
New Rugs, New Linoleums, New
Ici-icrxiber we fiaXVctlie I a !;;' st line of
Gloves. Yarns, (JiiCerwcar and Handkerchiefs
ever showi : und at the; lowest prices.
B. G. DGFBY& SON f
?!!!!!!!!! iiiiii liliii lUiikiii illUIUIlUW ilililtillit iiiiill liiliK
A new line of Roman Stripes
and Plaids for neckwear,
, They are beauties.
We have just received a new line
of Dress Corsets in Black, White
and Drab for 50 centsregular
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:1 ' II ---' II- III - -
Ribbons ! Ribbons !
The best line of shoes
in the cits'. A nice
line of Child's green
Shoes in all sizes.
See our Ladies'
Calfskin Shoe for
SI, 50. Childrens'
Shoes, $1. Misses
Calfskin shoes for
Oilrloths, Etc. 3
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