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The Semi Weekly News-Herald
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T.?-B LARGEST CIRCULATION
Of any Cass County Paper.
YoUit Undo Sum seems to be like
ono of Dickenu characters be is
waiting most of tho. time lately for
something to turn up.
TllK deraorratH of Nebraska City
turnod up their noses at tho proposal
to fuse with the pops, and nominated
a straight ticket of their own yester
day. Tho fusion deal, so popular two
years ago, seems to have lost its
A THKKE cornered mayoralty fight
in this city seems quite probable. If
tho republicans place a clean and able
candidate in the field this evening, his
election would bo almost certain.
Evory such man approached bo far,
however, says no, and the famine in
candidates is not a flattering omen for
BAUTLEY is to have a rehearing in
the supremo court, and It is said that
tho now demo-pop judge, Sullivan, is
the man who has asked for it. A little
more supreme court jugglery and a
few more criminals turned loose on
the puople,will make the general pub
lic feel like Shrader felt toward the
constitution one time.
Republican clubs throughout Ne
braska should put their organizations
into fighting shape early in the season.
The meeting of tho national republi
can league at Omaha in July should
find the Nebraska club men lined up
in one solid phalanx as an intimation
of what tho campaign of 1898 will
bring forth. Omaha Bee.
IT looks as though Hawaii might bo
annexed after all in spite of the sugar
trust, and the newspapers who have
been sugared to fight the proposition
It is said a resolution will bo offered
in the senate and that the Sandwich
Islands will be brought into the fold
tho same as Texas was. A majority
of both houses are in favor ot the
A. G. WOLFENBEKGEK who has
ong kept a orivate graveyard for his
numerous political hopes, has been
very properly nominated for the office
of "cemetery trustee" by the Lincoln
populists, prohibitionists and demo
crats. "Wolf " is a good man for the
place and republicans who vote for
hiai should not be read out of the
THE Armenian massacres were
pointed to with horror by Americans
everywhere and the British govern
ment was roundly abused as cowardly
and inhuman. Now, the shoe is on
the other foot, the Cuban brutalities
being far worse than those suffered in
Armenia. The awful crimes are com
mitted at our very door, and yet noth
ing is done to prevent or stop Spain
from its heartless persecutions and
SiXTY-EionT per cent of the Span
ish people can neither read nor write.
This the sort of nation your Uncle
Sam has to cope with and it's the sort
that can understand a shot gun argu
ment better than pages of reason and
sound logic A Spaniard won't believe
a thing till you show him and our gov
ernment should not be too slow in giv
ing him some practical demonstra
tions at the cannons mouth which he
A LADY bearing the appropriate
name of Mrs. Shut has emerged from
the rocky fastnesses of Colorado, and
has notified the authorities that she
has organized a regiment of martial
females who will insist upon going to
the front in case of war. -If the ex
ample set by this lady is generally fol
lowed, peace will be a sure thing. The
Spaniards may bo brave, but they
are not foolhardy, and they will re
fuse to cross swords with the new wo
man. Beatrice Express.
The Iowa legislature has under
taken the job of fixing the western
boundary of the state without the
consent of anyone else. The change
in the channel of the Missouri has
made this bouniary matter an im
portant ono, and these Ilawkeye fel
lows don't want to get funny. We
may have to send the state militia
and Col. Colby over there to put a
quietus on them if they go to swiping
THAT remarkable partnership be
tween wheat and 6ilver, stories of
which W. J. Bryan used to cajole his
farmer friends with, in an endeavor to
get them interested in his white metal
schemes wont go any more. Time has
proven the story a raw fake, and the
man who peddled it a fakir of the first
water. Those farmers who were taken
in on the story are beginning to see
how they were used to bolster up a
cause that had no merit in It, and the
result is there will be a big falling off
this fall in the vote for the free and
unlimited. In the meantime wheat
continues to hover above the dollar
mark, while silver is down lower than
It was when wheat was selling for
forty cents per bushel.
OUR vorsatllo nolghbor acroa tho
way, in an effort to boom tho demo
cratic city treanuror, makes laughing
stock of itself by claiming great crodit
becauso taxes are being paid and tho
several funds aro in primo condition.
The city treasurer walks down to tho
county treasurers office and receives
what tho luUor officer pays over to
him, that i tho sort of awful labor ho
performs to keep up tho several funds.
We admit that credit is duo some
where for tho improved condition of
tho city and county treasuries. Tho
credit belongs to tho county commis
sioners, who, by hard work, havo col
lected nearly $40,000 of back texes
and aro still pushing these collections.
Only a few days ago Commissioner
Hayes mado a trip to Lincoln at his
own expense and eaw tho representa
tives of tho Fitzgerald ostato and
brought them to timo eo that today
they havo tigroid to pay $5,000 into
tho county treasury in full of their
taxes. Over half of this will go to
tho city, and it will cost the city
treasurer a walk of three blocks to
add it to tho city funds. Our naigh
bor must not try to boom democratic
officials by crediting them with work
which republican officers. havo dono.
General Blanco seems to be busy
most of the time in giving banquets
and costly entertain ments for Spanish
dignitaries who visit Havana. The
fact that ho can do this in the face of
so much suffering where defenseless
women and children are dying of star
vation by thousands, proves the wan
ton cruel nature, of these Spaniards,
and makes justifiable anything that
this country might do to force Spain to
quit her brutal war. Each succeeding
report from stricken Cuba only excites
greater sympathy for these struggling
people, and if something is not done
soon for them our claim of humanty
would be farcical. Are we a nation of
craven cowards whose idolatrous wor
ship of the dollar has crowded out
every spark of patriotism and sym
pathy for tho oppressed? It certainly
begins to look that way. We may
make futile attempts to feed the starv
ing people in Cuba for months, but it
would be more humane, more manly
to put a stop to the butcheries. If the
president continues to turn a deaf ea
to the awful sufferings of the stricken
people on our neighboring isle, and
listens only to the opinions of the
stock gamblers and moneybags of Wall
street, ho will soon be in worse repute
with his own party thanCleveland was.
The mass of republicans favor the ira
mediate recognition of Cuba and are
tired, thoroughly tired, of the wait
CniLl is not chilly toward Uncle
Sam and says we can have her finest
war ship with the Irish name of
O'Higgins at any time if we need it,
and the Argentine Republic is in the
same mood. Our South American
neighbors are evidently not jealous of
the great republic and fore see the
good results which 'may follow by es
tablishing c'ose friendly relations.
HOLCOMB'S attorney general, Mr.
Smyth, has brought a big suit against
Bartley's first term bondsmen, alleg
ing his defalcation of over $200,000.
Now comes the governor with a state
ment mado in writing to the effect
that Bartlev was not a defaulter dur-
iug his first term at all. The demo
cratic fusion officers must get to
gether or Bartley's bondsmen will
again be let out.
TnE navy department has ordered
according to the telegraphic reports
over 5,000,000 pounds of powder. The
big appropriation made for war prep
arations must be melting like an April
snow. If there is to be no war as the
diplomaes tell us, the buying of such
vast stores of material is little else
than a waste of money. It seems,
however, as if the government had
some ideas of war which it did not
care to have shared by the general
The impeachment of Mayor Graham
of Lincoln came to an end last even
ing in a way that the city should be
ashamed of. The testimony was very
damaging, tut ten votes of the mem
bers of the city council were neces
sary to sustain the charges, and when
a vote was taken only nine voted in
favor of impeachment. The courts
will now take a turn at the mayor, he
having been indicted by the grand
ury, and it is to be hoped that he
may yet suffer the penalty of his
There's nothing new in the Cuban
situation. McKinley has not sent the
proposed message to congress, neither
has the red tape commission, which
was investigating the Maine disaster,
seen fit to make a report. The poor
Cubans are dying of starvation by tne
thousand, and not a finger is lifted by
the Americin government to 6top the
inhuman war of annihilation. The
Spaniards, without money and without
credit, seem to terrorize the adminis
tration as badly as if one of the great
powers was about to bombard the
Republican Central Committee.
A meeting of the republican cen
tral committee will be held Tuesday
evening March 22, 1898, at the office
of S. H. Atwood & Co., at 7:30 p. m.
over Smith & Parmele's store. A full
attendance is requested and the nom
inees for office are requested to be
present. W. H. Newell,
Is your liver tired? does it fail to do
duty? If so, don't neglect its call for
help. A few doses of Herbine may
save you a spell of sickness. Herbine
is the only perfect liver medicine. It
cures Chills and Fever. 75c.
Play a Sweet Aeolian-Democratic
WHAT THE BOY SHOT AT
Will Ito the Democratic I'ortlon They
Nominate u Ticket and Ks-hc the
Nightmare "Fusion" a Tink
Tho democratic .city convention
mot at White's opera house last even
ing and was called to order by that
irrepressible democrat, Col. l'eter
Frank J. Morgan was made tempo
rary chairman by Frank Green and
Green was maJo tomporary secretary
on motion of John Sattler.
On motion tho secretary road a list
of the delegates elecLed to the con
vention, there being no contests, on
motion of Clias. Grimes tho list as
read were declared tho delegates to
The delegates present were author
ized to cast tho full voto of tho ward.
On motion of l C. Hanson the tem
porary organization was mado perma
nent. Morgan was called on for a speech,
but he failed to grasp the opportunity
so long as Col. Sherman's mouth
watered for a chance to say a word
and others desired to m ike a talk.
On motion of Ofe tho chairman of
each ward was requested to announce
the voto of his ward.
Nominations for mayor were called
for and for a time it looked as though
there would be no response, but Wm.
Neville threw himself into the breach
and broke tho stillness which had
taken possession of the hall by naming
John A. Gutscho.
D. M. Jones wantod Gutscho nomi
nated by acclamation but the chair
declared him out of order and the roll
was called which resulted in every
vote being cast for Mr. Guische.
When tho third ward was reached
the chairman of the delegation, Chas.
D. Cummins, announced nineteen
votes for Gutsche, but his face showed
unmistakable evidence of disgust.
The mayor was called upon for a
speech. Ho came forward and
thanked the convention in ,a few
words for the honor and promised to
give a good administration if elected.
P. C. Hanson, on behalf of the Sec
ond ward, named Fred W. Lehnholf
for city clerk, and H. Spies seconded
the nomination. Fred got every vote
except one, in the Third ward, and
was declared the nominee.
Fred was not an orator and thanked
the convention in a few words.
Charley Grimes grew eloquent in
nominating H. R. Gering for treas
urer, and moved the suspension of the
rules and that he bo declared the
choice of the convention by acclama
tion, which carried unanimously.
J. M. Patterson nominated Mike
Archer for police judge, which carried
in the same way. Archer thanked the
convention in a neat speech and said
he would do his duty if elected, as he
expected to be.
James Patterson, Jr., named W. K.
Fox for the school board and Chas.
Grimes named F. G. Fricke. The
rules were suspended and both were
nominated by acclamation.
John Corey, the Third ward candi
date for council, withdrew and the
Tnird ward delegates got together
and placed James Patterson, Jr., in
Charles Grimes pronounced an elo
quent eulogy ou the life and valuable
services of Col. P. Edward Ruffner,
and named him for chairman of the
city central committee. The conven
tion acquiesced in the choice and P.
Edward was made chairmau. Tho fol
lowing was announced as the city
First ward H. G. Livingston.
Second ward D. M. Jones.
Third ward Chas. D. Cummins
Fourth ward B. L. Kirkham.
Fifth ward Wm. Slater.
A meeting of the democratic city
central committee was called for Judge
Archer's office Monday evening at 7:30.
A STAB AT FL'SIOX.
Fusion received a stab under the
short ribs that would have made the
chills chase each other in quick suc
cession along Mr. Bry in's bactt had
he been present, when P. C. Hanson
moved that the democratic nominees
of this convention bo not allowed to
accept tho nomination of any other
convention or party or by petition,
and strange as it may seem this open
thrust at fusion carried by unanniraous
F. J. Morgan then made a speech
which received loud applause.
Col. Sherman, who had no voice in
the convention, he not being a dele
gate, but who is always loaded, arose
in the back part of the hall and called
the convention's attention to an im
portant fact which he called a coinci
dence which ho thought the conven
tion should take some action on. It
was to the effect that today was
Bryan's birthday anniversary and he
wanted congratulations or something
of that sort sent. His speech would
havo sot the convention wild two
years ago, but times h ivo changed
it fell flat and no action was taken,
much to the chagrin of tho gallant
colonel who counts Bryan as standing
next to George Washington. The
city central committee was autho-ized
to fill any vacancies that might occur
on tho ticket and tho convention then
Made new at Lehnhoff's practical bi
IMMENSE STOCK OP
Furniture, Stoves and House Furnishings
Was augmented recently by the receipt of two car loads of
yoods for which he paid spot cash at the factory.
It means heavy discounts.
It means that his competitors
neither can they meet him on
everything in his line.
His Leader in Stoves
Is the old reliable "Charter Oak," with its fifteen years'
guaranty, and its half a hundred designs.
No house in Cass county ever carried half so lar-e a stock.
He can suit every taste. Three hundred easy chairs to select
from. Bed room suites and parlor suites from the lowest
price to those fit for a queen.
Is where Pearlman shines, and explains his wonderful business
success. He pays no rent, his expenses are low, and with his
cash discounts and car load rates he takes the lead and keeps it.
It Will Surprise You
To call and see his wonderful stock, and g-et his prices, which
are from ten to twenty-five per cent lower than can be had in
Omaha. Remember the place.
Opposite the Court House.
TnE talk of Holcomb convening his
popocratic legislature in order to
save the people from railway extortion
is a great joLe. If the legislature
was convened some of the thrifty mem
bers might make more money out of it
than they did before, but there would
be no legislation that would hurt the
railways or any other corporate inter
est Those who had business with the
last legislature are unanimous in the
statement that such a hungry crowd
of boodlers were never before called
together in the state house. This
gang of free booters might capture a
fewsimoleons to carry them over to
the next session but they wfll not en
act any maximum rate laws that would
hurt the roads, if Holcomb thought
they would, there would bo no talk
of an extra session.
liurlal of John A. MacMnrphy,
From Saturday Evening's Daily.
The funeral of John A. MacMurphy
occurred this afternoon from the Epis
copal church, Rev. H. B. Burgess con
ducting the services. A large delega
tion of the G. A. R. met the remains
at the train and escorted them to the
church. There was a large attend
ance of old friends of the deceased
and a number of sorrowing relatives
in attendance ana wno iouowea me
remains to their last resting place.
The floral tributes were beautiful
beyond description, the ceremony very
impressive and the music by the choir
specially suitable to the occasion.
M Ward L. Smith, of Frederick-
stown, Mo., was troubled with chronic
diarrhoea for over thirty years. He
had become fully satisfied that It was
only a question of a short time until
he would have to give up. He had
been treated by some of tbe best phy
sicians in tiurope ana America on
got no permanent relief. One day he
picked up a newspaper and chanced
to read an advertisement of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedv. He erot a bottle of it, tho
first dose helped him and its continued
use cured him. For sale by all drus-
Bennett & Tutt have just received
. . 1 T 1 II.
a large invoice oi pacKage anu ouik
garden, flower, grass and clover 6eeds,
sweet peas and nasturtiums. Seeding
time is near at hand and you should
make your purchases while the stock
is complete. Seeds are all fresh and
prolific no carried-over stock. Re
member Bennett & Tutt.
The Pearl Steam laundry has just
received one of "the latest pattern
bosom, collar and cuff ironers from
Chicago, and is better prepared than
ever to do nico work. Remember
Pearl Steam laundry. Main street.
Hay For Sale
Either in the bale or loose, as mny
C. L. STUIX, Oreapolis, Neb.
It means lower freight rates.
can not meet him on prices,
a marvelous assortment of
Just His Lack.
"I'll pay uo mere," shouted Gimblj
when the insurance agent called on
him. "No more accident policy for me.
Let 'er lapse. It's just tho same as burn
ing money for me. No use in arguin oi
jollyin now. I'm done donatin. 1
wouldn't give a dollar on the million
to be insured against accident."
"What's the matter, man? Our com
pany's good as gold. "
"I don't care whether it is or not.
I'm accident proof. When I was learnin
to ride my bicycle, I fell off 200 times
by actual count and never as much as
sprained a finger. I was in a runawaj
where four other people were all jammed
up, and I didn't have a scratch. Two
months ago I was in that railroad
wreck, and every living soul in the car
but myself was hurt. I fell off the
street car this morning, dropped through
the open cellar door when I went home
to lunch and was standing right beside
my stable man when a horse kicked
him clear across the barn, and I'm just
as sound as the day I took out that pol
icy. That's just my infernal luck. Not
another dollar will you get out of me."
The next day (Jimbly wus laid up
with a twisted back incurred by toFsing
the baby in the air. DerroitFree Press.
Glass Mirrors of the Ancients.
Al. Berthelot has from time to time
unearthed a vast amount of valuable in
formation respecting tbe chemistry and
technology of the ancients. His latest
researches have reference to some glass
mirrors found nrar Rheims and which
date from the third and fourth cen
turies. The glass was coated witli a me
tallic substance and also with a layer of
whitish material The metal proved to
be lead, with no trace cf gold, silver,
copper, tin, antimony or mercury, nor
was there any organic substance pres
ent, showing that no extraneous mate
rial was used to cement the lead to the
glass. The mirrors appeared to have
been cut from hollow blown glass
globes, and it is possible that before
being cut the molten lead had been
poured into the interior, adhering to
the previously warmed glass. Tbe whit
ish layer consisted of lead carbonate and
lead oxide formed by the oxidation of
the lead coating and calcium carbonate,
which had been deposited from the wa
ter of the district in which the mirrors
were found. Industries and Iron.
The lecturer on h'.a.Mh had finished
his discourse and invited his auditors
to ask any questions they chose con
cerning points that might seem to need
clearing np wh u a lean, skinny mun
rose np and asked:
" Proff.'ssor, what do you do when
you can't sleep at night?'
"I usually stay awake," replied the
lecturer, "although, of course, every
body should feel at liberty to do other
wise if be chooses. Are there any other
questions!" Chicago Tribune.
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