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The Semi Weekly News-Herald
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
... BY T1IS . . .
NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY,
M. D. POLK, EDITOR.
DAILY KDFTION. ,
Tear, in advance, " 00
Six M-nths, 2 f0
One Tear, in advance, . . .
T.?-E LARGEST 6IRGULAT10N
Of any Cass County Paper.
AN amendment to the sundry civil
bill in ponding beforo the somite com
mitted on appropriations, appropriat
ing: $250,000 to furnish supplies to tho
destitute people of Cuba. It is stated
that it will probably bo adopted.
IlErUHLlCANS and friends of good
government in this city can easily
elect F. M. Ilichoy and othors on that
ticket if they will work together.
Kichey mado.. ono of the best oHicers
the city ever had, to re-elect him id no
The ropjblican state league of Min
nesota was reorganized at Minneapolis
last night after the Iowa plan. Res
olutions were adopted reaffirming
party principies and warmly com
mending the administration for the
wise and conservative course it is pur
suing. TnoSE who have cried lustily for
war are likely soon to witness the
gratification of thoir wishes. If Spain
alone is to bo engaged the war will be
a naval one and the land lubbers will
only be called upon to help pay tho
bills. If other nations are drawn
into tho conflict we may all get a
chance to carry a musket.
Thh republican city central com
mittee in charge of W. II. .Newell, ao
chairman, is already at work and a
big victory sured. The republi
can ticket is without a flaw from top
to bottom. The party is thoroughly
united in the interests of reform and
good government. There are no bick
erings, no pretty jealousies within the
ranks and with eolid front a change
in muncipal management is certain.
The president of one of the English
spinning associations, Mr. Ashton of
Bradford appreciates apparently bet
ter than many Americans the practi
cal working of the American protec
tive tariff system. "If it were not for
the protective tariff," he has recently
said, "'we would flood the United
States with yarn." There are Ameri
cans who affect to believe that with
the protective system broken down
American industries would be better
off. Englishmen know better. Bee
News from Havana remains the
same, speculation of correspondents
nothing more. The commission seems
to be killing time and working away
as leisurely as if they were members
of a picnic party bent on having i
good time. If a report from the com
mission is not sent in this week, it is
said that congress will take a hand and
give the brass collared flunkeys
chance to do business or leave the in
vestigation to more competent people
who appreciate the gravity of the
offense that has been committed by
the Spanish brigands.
While there is a general feeling
against the incomiog of the off-scour-
ings of Europe no one will have a
word to say against 605 steerage pas
sengers who arrived last week on the
Kaiser Wilhelm. Their average age
was 25 years and they brought
21,4G0 with them, had railroad tickets
to their destination and knew exactly
where they wanted to go. A third of
them were Russian Mennonites:, who
are bound for the Dakotas and Wash
ington, where so many of their coun
trymen are already settled and are
developing that great agricultural
territory. Such citizens as these
would be welcome anywhere in the
world. Louisville Courier-Journal.
Platinum was worth $16 per pound
ten years ago, it is now only worth
fifty cents per pound, and the crime of
T3 never touched it. As a useful
metal it is fast taking the place of
silver and has had more to do with
driving the price of silver down, than
an tne imaginary conspiracies oi a
century. It is generally conceded that
silver will go much lower as a result
of the cheapness of its new competitor,
and the nation that tried to lift the
price of silver to its old place would
go bankrupt in the attempt. Any
man who thinks and reasons, in pos
session of all the facts cannot longer
uphold the exploded 16 to 1 theory
unless he does so in an effort to mis
lead someone who does not think for
SHERIFF MARTIN'S ACQUITTAL.
The acquittal of Sheriff Martin for
the murder of strikers at Lattimer,
I'enn. , last summer, is a simple tri
umph of justice. Wo are not sorry
that an indictment was brought
against him ond that ho was put on
trial for his allogod crime, although
wo have believed from tho first that
he was only acting in pursuance of
his duty as the chief peace officer of
Luzerne county. It is undoubtedly a
hard thing for a man who does a pain
ful duty faithfully tobe arraigned for
it as though be were a criminal.
Nevertheless the circumstances sur
rounding the event woro euch that
there might have been some doubt in
the minds of impartial men as to
whether he was justified in what he
did. No such doubt is now possible.
Tho trial has been a long one. The
able judge who presided gave wide
latitudo to the , prosecution, and a
groat number of witnesses were ex
amined. All that can be known about
the shooting Js made known by .the
testimony of over a hundred witnesses.
Tho jury which heard it all agreed
upon a verdict of acquittal without
hesitation, and tho sheriff is a free
man. Tho Independent.
It .ooks now if Jim Dahlman had
reconsidered his resolution to resign
hi9 82,000-a-year sinecure as do-nothing
state railway comm'ssioner to go
into business, but has decided to take
his commissionership into the commis
sion business with him. If his cattle
and hogs do not travel on free passes
as well as himself the railroads will
have to watch for a new freight tariff
EVERY republican jn the city should
line up at the coming election and
leave nothing undone, conscientiously
and honestly, to roll up a majority for
the whole city ticket, which will make
the popocrats' "each individual hair
stand on end like the quills of a por
cupine." It is a clean ticket and
tion of affairs for the next two years
If eiected. A warm campaign is on
for next fall and the republicans
should give the combined forces of
fallacies and failures to understand
that they muttt 6tepdown and out in
state and county matters as well as
There is at present before congress
a bill, which, if it becomes a law, will
abolish the "scalpers" of railroad
tioksts. The praotice is frought with
vils and railroad companies have al
ways been required to use precaution
in the selling of tickets I o xcurnions
or selling reduced rate tickets to keep
them out of the hands of scalpers.
This has always necessitated consid
erable uaconvenience on the part of
the purchaser. Should the bill be
come a law the railroad companies
can give better 'special rates" and
the purchaser of tickets will in no
wise be inconvenienced. The bill
also provides for the redeeming of all
unused tickets at their face value.
TnE talk about merchants or bus
iness men interfering to keep ehop
men from running for office is the
cheapest kind of rot. There is not a
business man on the street who would
lift a finger to shut out any shop man
from such a privilege. It is of no
interest to the business men one way
or the other. Business men are sel
dom candidates themselves, never
attend the primaries and take less
interest in politics than they should
do. The B. & M. folks themselves are
alone interested in this matter and
the effort to make capital by dragging
others in will not go. So long as the
democratic candidate for mayor who
is foreman of a department is allowed
to be a candidate there should be no
complaint made against republicans
of any class.
INFORMATION AND OPINIONS.
A lne-haired crank is hitting the
ties between Nebraska towns, and
when he fetches up at the depot plat
forms he announces himself as "Schra
der, the devine healer." He is said to
be a spurious Schrader. But that
makes no difference, he's just as good
as the genuine fraud.
An odd tombstone has been placed
in a cemetery in Lincoln, Neb. It
marks the grave of James Jacobs, a
butcher, who died in 1S91. The de
ceased was of a roving disposition, so
his father had a valise modeled in
marble and placed.on the grave. The
inscription, in addition to the'name,
date of birth and death, is "Here is
Where He.Stopped Last."
Engine No. 91 that was in the wreck
in the B. & M. yards in this city on
last Friday, is being temporarily re
paired so as.tobe put;in service again.
while engine No. 83 which was the
other engine in this wreclc, will be
sent to the shops to be rebuilt. Ne
braska City News.
W. W. Pool, manager of the Ne
braska Land and Cattle company's
ranch near Ravenna, committed sui
cide by shooting himself -through the
heart yesterday morning about 5:30.
Pool has been suffering with conges
tion of the brain and nervous irrita
tion for several days. His body was
found in the cemetery, lying across
the graves of his children, with a
bullet hole through his heart. He
was an old settler in Buffalo county
and was a very keen, intelligeut and
wideawake business man. He and
his brothers were for many years
prominent in the oil business at Oil
City, Pa. He leaves a wife and three
President William Neville of the
trans-Mississippi directory has given
certain concessions to himself as Pres
ident William Neville of the trans-
Mississippi Advertising company. He
has taken in F. L. Mary of the gov
ernor's office as secretary and J. G. P.
Hildebrand of Lincoln as vice presi
dent and general manager. The com
pany proposes to do printing and ad
vertising in the exposition grounds
and elsewhere. The capital stock is
$25,000. Whether the company has
exclusive rights or concessions is not
set forth in the articles of incorpora
tion filed yesterday with Secretary of
Ladies, watch and wait for Mrs.
Street's millinery opening, March 25
Flub Keturuiug to lht Tliain-,
If we -lu not hotm two Halnir.n at Ixn
don brinv, thnro in u fair j.ruKpoet of
our ciiteuiug nv.a trout thiitt L fore long.
The main rauwi is the gradual cleans
ing of the ThaiiHH water, largely
through the action c f the county council
in securing better treatment of the Lon
don twwuge; w hile a minor contribution
is made by tho efforts of the Thames
conservancy to make tho Thames not
only a navigable waterway, but a clean
one. The nuro and certain indexes of
this improvement have been the succes
sive reappearances of certain kinds of
fish, creeping up annually higher and
higher from the sea.
The writer has noted this process for
some 11 years, with increasing satisfac
tion. The firt indication conveyed to
his mind that some change was takin
place was the appearance of a couple o
porpoises at Hammersmith bridge early
on tho morning of tbo fateful day when
Mr. Gladstone's home rulo bill was re
jectcd. Walking back toChiswick, aftt
witnessing tho memorablo scene in th
lobby of the house of commons at 2 :30
that morning, he saw the porpoises, and
though Roman annalists would have en
tered this as an incident full of political
omen moustru maritinia in Tiberivis;
no guessed tJiat tncy bad come up in
pursuit til iish. So they had, for shortly
after it was announced that the tubes of
certain torpedo boats had been choked
with whitebait on their way down to
run the mile at Lower Hope. A fow
years later the whitebait and shrimps
were swarming at Ciravesend. Coiuhill
"Drfuced Vp to the Niu.
I beg to offer a pure guess as to thi
expression. Perhaps others will guess
something better. I think that it
merely a variety of the phrase "dressed
up to the eyes." This is a well known
expression. The "II. E. D. "gives an
example of "mortgaged up to tho tyes
We frequently find tho plural eyne. In
fact, it occurs in Shake pearo and Spen
eer. VV e also bud neve lor eye. 1 givo a
quotation for ieyes(i. e., eyes) in "A
Student's Pastime," pago 21. The "II
E. D. " gives the plural nyen (i. e.
neyne), but without a reference. Halli
well gives a still more extraordinary
plural form viz, nynou, with a refer
euce to tho "Chrouicou Yilndunenso
The form neyne arose from the use of
my neyne or thy neyne instead of myn
eyne or thyn tyte. But it could also be
used with the dative of the article, of
which the Mid. Eng. form was then
This occurs in such phrases as at then
ale (also atteu ale, atte nale), at then
eude (also at the ncude), for then ones
(also for the nones), Mod. E. for the
nonce). Hence to then eyno is a perfect
ly correct phrase, and to the neyne is a
perfectly admissible variant of it. If
this be spelled to the nine, the sense is
lost, and the addition of "s" becomes
necessary for suggesting the plural of the
numeral nine, for the populace always
insists on an etymology and prefers an
obvious one, even if it gives no sense.
Walter W. Skeat in Notes and Queries.
United States Mail Protectors.
The United States government ia
sometimes served for years by valuable
servants who are not even boarded at
the expense of the government. These
servants are cats. Hats are one of the
persistent dangers that threaten the
United States mail. They destroy the
bags and the mail matter. The postoffice
building in New York city is a large
building and now many years old. It is
said that there are 60 cats in the build
ing oared for by the clerks. Some of the
cats have never lived anywhere else ;
others have come in from the neighbor
hood. The cats who have known only
this home are very shy of strangers and
will come only to the clerks in the
building. So you see that the govern
ment is served without pay by these
faithful servants who prevent the de
struction by rats of valuable property,
and all that is given them is shelter.
Changed His Occupation.
There's a young man newly come to
town as a congressman's clerk who be
gan his career as a traveling salesman
for a Boston firm. His first trip was in
to Maine, a state he bad never before
visited. His employers did not hear
from him for so long a time that they
began to be' worried. Finally a letter
came from the young drummer.
"I have been somewhat unfortunate
on this trip, " the letter ran. "The sales
man of another house having preceded
me, I have been unable to make any
sales. As business is so dull I took a
sail today from Bangor down the Penob
scot, and I must say, gentlemen, the
scenery is magnificent."
By return mail he received an answer
from the house.
"Come home," was all it said, and
that first trip was his last. Washing
The Chinese Painter.
A story, which if not true is not
badly told, runs to the effect that while
the bark Capo City was at Hongkong a
Chinaman was engaged to paint the
necessary name on each bow. He pro
duced on one bow the legend "Cape
city," without a space between the two
words. Then he noted that the'T"
was nearest to the ship's stern, and, re
membering this fact, he afforded an ex
cellent example of how severely logical
his race can be, for in a little while he
bad painted on the other bow the strik
ing permutation " Yticepac, " to bis own
delight and the crew's amazement.
The Prime Consideration.
De Palmer What did Mrs. Lakeside
say when Jumbletou proposed to her?
Van Pullman She said she wanted
time to consider.
De Palmer Time to consider what?
Van Pullman How much alimony
he could stand, I suppose. New York
A Scotch Term.
In Scotland the last day of the year,
or New Year's eve, is called Hogmanay.
"Maria, you look simply riciicnlons
with that tremendous ostrich feather
in your hat as elderly a woman as you
"I know it, John. I borrowed it from
the big hat you wear when you go out
marching with the Resplendent Knights
if the Ancient and Houorable Ordfr of
Fuzzy Guzzies." Chicago Tribune.
IMMENSE STOCK OF
Furniture, Stoves and House Furnishings
Was augmented recently by the receipt of two car loads of
goods for which he paid spot cash at the factory.
Think What This Means
It means heavy discounts. It means lower freight rates.
It means that his competitors can not meet him on prices,
neither can they meet him on a marvelous assortment
everything in his line.
His Leader in Stoves
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 large 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 get 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.
Notice is hereby giveD that on Tues
day, the 5th day ;of April, 1898, an
election will be held at the following
Fiist ward Perkins House.
Second ward Turner Hall.
Third ward Jones' livery barn.
Fourth ward Anheuser Busch
Fifth ward Bach's grocery store.
For the election of the following
Two members of school board.
One councilman for First ward.
One councilman for Second ward.
One councilman for Third ward.
One councilman for Fourth ward.
One councilman for Fifth ward.
Said election will be opened at 9
o'clock a. m.' and continue open until
o'clock p. m. of said day.
John A. Gutsche, Mayor.
B. C. Kerr, City Clerk.
"Are your children fond of reading?"
"I should say so. There isn't a book
xi the house that has a back on it."
Plattsmouth Torn Verein.
The following are the hours of in
struction of the Plattsmouth Turn
Boy3 Class 12 to 14 years, Tuesday
:30 to 6 p. m. and Friday 4:30 to 6 p. m.
Boys Class 8 to 12 years, Monday
:30 to 6 p. m. and Thursday 4:30 to 6
GIRLS CLASS ;
Girls Class 12 to 15 years, 10:30 to
2 a. m., Saturday.
Girls Class 8 to 12 years, Wednes
day 4:30 to 6 p. m. Saturday 9 to 10:30
Ladies Class Wednesday 8 to 9:30
m. English. Friday 8 to 9:30 p. m.
Active class (18 to 30 years old) Tues
day 8 to 10 p. m. and Thursday 8 to 10
Senior clas3 (30 years and over) Mor
ay 8:30 to 10 p. m.
Fencing, boxing and wrestling class.
Sunday 10 to 12 a. m.
Applications for admittance will be
received at- the gymnasium during
class hours by Instructor O. F. Ernst.
Sweet Pea Seed.
"Eck ford's" best large flowered
mixed, 5 cents per ounce in separate
colors. Best leading varieties, 7i
cents per ounce. Pansy plants
"Dreer's Exhibition" varieties mixed
white, light blue, dark purple and
the nearest approach to red to be
found in pansies, in separate varieties
25 to 35 cents per dozen, ready to
plant out next week. L. A. Moore.
Junt Uia Lack.
"I'll pay no more," shouted Gimblj
when the insurance agent called oc
him. "No more accident policy for me.
Let er lapse. It's just the same as burn
ing money for me. No use in arguin ox
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 le.irnin
to ride my bicycle, I fell off 200 timet
by actual count and never as much ae
sprained a finger. I was in a runaway
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 tho cai
but myself was hurt. I fell off tiie
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 Gimbly wes laid up
with a twisted back incurred by tossing
the baby in the air. Detroit Free Press.
Glass Mirrors of the Ancients.
M. Berthelot has from time to time
unearthed a vast amount of valuable in
formation respecting the chemistry and
technology of the ancients. His latest
researches have reference to some glass
mirrors found near Rheims and which
date from the third and fourth cen
turies. The glass was coated with a me-
tallio substance and also with a layer of
whitish material. The metal proved to
be lead, with no trace of 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. The 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 frcm the wa
ter of the district in wuicn tne mirrors
were found. Industries and Iron.
BELDING BROS. & Co.,
JAS. S. KIRK & CO.,
8. Klrh t Co.,
Wo have elven your "WhltoCIond" sonna t .horonirh
test In washing plwns of linen fiiibrolih-reil with our
"New Process" Wash Embroidery SIIUh it ml IiimI It
entirely satisfactory. Wo tako pleasure In reeom
uiending it as a superior article for laundering lino
(S'gned) ISki.iuxo ItitoM. A. Co.
Referingf to the above, we deem it important to state
that this letter was entirely unsolicited by us. White Cloud
Soap now has the highest authority as its endorser as being1
superior for fine laundry work. For the bath and toilet it
also ranks first as a pure white floating soap.
JAS. S. KIRK & CO.
;orp mar, ;
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Permanently cured by using 1)11. WHITEHALL'S KIIEUMATIC CUKE. Tho
surest and the best. Sold by druggists on a positive' guarantee. Price 50 cents
Ver box. Sample sent free on mention of this publication.
THE Dll. WHITEHALL MLG1UM1NE JO.. South Bend. Indiana,
iO buys a Fine Violin
it::J ..:i;lvto Outfit.
CO buys a Mandoline,
liiidseye Maple, Mahogany or Rose
wood Finish. Fully guaranteed.
CO toys An American finitr,
, guaranteed to stand. Steel
strings, in Mahogany or Rose
SEND FOR CATALOGUE OF SHEET MUSIC.
I rn ball Pianos I
ON EASY PAYMENTS.
little nscd, for $50, $G0, $80 to $100.
Write for Ctlon und oar Urrai. FACTOBI PQICE8.
OSPE, JR., 1513 Dowlas Street, OMAHA, KEB.
They banish pain
and prolong- life.
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No matter what the matter is, one will do you
good, and you can get ten for five cents.
A new Ftylu packet containing tj!m rip vs rwj.r. In a ppP curt'tn f without c!n) In now for Mil
at soniedrusr stores for fivr cnth. fins J-w tli i-t- n-n t 1 ni'.ii!-'l for Uj' po-.r mmJ th oronoui-
cu. 'no uzpii ui me iiv;-ceiii v.ri'm 1 .1 i;m i'-n; can ! inn uv iii;ni :,y H-unuii' rt flfht rnt
to the Ripans Chemical Company, So. 1U Sprue? Mrvrt. .New i' rk or a r, ',';, rhrui -Ttum
Vintti rra 1 will Ka mr. Acta r t n Tyr. .,.. ... , ,t l . i , .
A torpid liver robs you of ambition
and ruiDS your health. DeWitt's Lit
t'e Early Risers cleanse the liver,
cure constipation and all stomach and
liver troubles. P. G. Fricke & Co. p
Prompt Ai sffcrs.
The lectnrer cn htv'ilth had finished
his discourse and invited his auditors
to ask any questions they chose con
cerning points that mif.'ht siem to need
clearing cp when a loan, skinny man
rose up and asked:
"Professor, what do you do when
yon 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 he chooses. Are there any other
questions.'" Chicago Tribune.
The Pearl Steam laundry hse just
received one of the latest pattern
bosom, collar and cull iroaers from
Chicago, and ia better prepared than
ever to do nice work. Remember
Pearl Steam laundry, Main street.
Removes Freckles, Pimples,
Sunburn and Ten, and r-
fctrria irt slrin in it nri fi
nal fre-hness, producing o i-Sfy
c'.enr and healthy comJv
Dlexion. J-imorior to all fftet1.' -
preparations and perfectly harmless
arufrjrists, or raanea lo
VIOLA SKIN SOAP Ii ilmply IncomraM. u a
lcin pirifyinfc ftoap, BDnbH for the ti!t. ar.-i withoat ft
rival for lb" nurvry. b.olut-lr pnr and delicatclj m.-il-mtd.
At droitf-itE. Price 2 5 Cents.
The Q. C. BiTTNER CO., Toledo, O.
Plattsmouth Coal Yard
IS TflK PLACJ-: TO liL'V-
ALL CiRADKS OF WOOD.
Anyone tending a it etch and deicrtptlnn may
Quickly ascertain onr opinion iree wnemer au
invention I probably patentable.
tions iitrictlTConfldantlaL Handbook on Patent
ent Tree. Olaeat ajrancy lor securing patent.
Patent taken through Munn At Co. receive
ipteial notic, without charge. In the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any sclentlflc Journal. Terms, f 3 a
year : four months, II. Sold by all newsdealer.
MUNN & Co.36,B""' New Yorir
Branch Offlce, 25 F St Washington, D. C.
Hay, Corn, Oats and all Kinds of Fw:d
Constantly on Hand.
EGENBERGER & TROOP, ,
THIRD AND MAIN-STS.
JAMES W. SAGE,
The host of rigs furnished at all h:jur stid Ii is
f,r c: s arc a:ajs reason; l it. 1 her: est
convenient !;oarl:n;;?tac f.jr far
mers in the citv
It Pays to Get the Uest.
W. E. and C. E. CrabilUare deliver
ing the best of milk to their customers
in all parts of the city. Try our sys
tem of bottle delivery.
Two Well Known Statesmen
talked for month.', from a front porch
and a rear end of a car. Perhaps the
use of Foley's Honey and Tar will ex
plain why they could do this, without
injury to their tochI organs. It is
largely used by speakers and singers.
Smith & Parmelo.
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