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The Semi Weekly News Herald
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
... BY THE . . .
NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY.
M. D. POLK, EDITOR.
9e Year, in advance, Sr 00
Six Months 2 50
)ne Week, 1
higle Copies, 5
One Year, in advance, .... tl 00
iiix Moths, 50
Of any Cas County Paper.
llAWiClI has apparently l ot n lost in
the shufllo. The annexation qnestion
ia relegated to the rear until Spain is
proporly attended to.
THE question of opening tho Trans
Mississippi exposition on Sunday is
agitating tho minds of Omaha divines.
It'will probably bo a r petition of tho
War has not yet been declared, and
McKinley asks now until Tuesday for
time to prepare his message. It may
blow.over after all. We hope to know
not latorthan tomorrow.
If the president doesn't get his
war message before congress very
eoon tnere will bo several internal
explosions in that body at once. The
state of congressional mind i9 any
thing but placid under tho war pres
Bure that exists just now.
BBANN, the brilliant oditor of the
Iconocla&t, was mortally wounded Fri
day evening by a man whose daughter
had been disgraced by the editor's pen
which was keener than a two-edged
sword. His equal in the use of invoc-
tive was not known to exist. Ingalls
of Kansas was a liliputian beside him
Preparations for war continue un
abated. The fleet at Key West has
cleared all decks ready for action and
keeps patrol boats out looking for the
advent of Spanish war ships. Spain
is equally busy, yet in the face of it
n.11 McKinlev remains serene as a
June morning and assures thecountry
that his peace negotations are likely
The people of Nebraska are etill
wondering why the new popocratic
supreme judge, Sullivan, wanted a re
hfinrlncr in the T?artlev case. It had
already been passed upon by republi
can judges and the sentence confirmed
the result being satisfactory to peoplt
of all parties, republicans not except
ed. The object in asking for a re
opening is not apparent, and if it had
been requested by a republican the
move would have been regardad bv
popocratsas decidedly suspicious.
Senator Tiiukston is quoted aa
saying at Washington that he would
not vote a 6ingle dollar for feeding
the reconcentrados; that such action
is only prolonging Spanish tyranny in
Cuba. The authenticity of this may
well be dcubtod. Even if we have to
whip Spain tho Cubans must be fed
They can't go without food while we
are engaged in even so short a job as
licking the stuffing out of the bar
baric Dons. And Senator Thurston,
when he was recently in Omaha, con
tributed $20 to the relief fund now
being raised there for the reconcen
BRYAN perpetrated a joke on him
self recently that is likely to become
6erious. He had worn the silver
question threadbare and in an effort
to enthuse a sleepy audieoce at At
lanta, he gave Consui General Lee a
big send off. The audience cheered
for ten minutes and the event was
telegraphed all over tho country.
When the silver candidate awoke
next morning, he discovered to his
great discomfiture that he had
launched the boom of a new demo
cratic presidential candidate, who will
lively be the nominee of his party at
the next election. The name of -Fitz
Hugh Lee has not been mentioned by
the Nebraska orator in public since.
After the county commissioners had
collected $40,000. of delinquent taxes
and helped out both the county and
city treasuries, we are informed by
the political editor of the Journal
that the credit all belongs to H.
R. Gering, who happened to be
city treasurer when this was done.
If the Journal knows how Mr. G. col
lected any money for the city except
to get a check from Treasurer Eiken
bary we should like to hear all about
it. We haven't heard of his levying
any distress warrants or anything of
that sort, and if he has done so, the
public should know it.
The Omaha Bee and other sugar
trust oracles are congratulating them
selves over the fact that Hawaian an
nexation sentiment is apparently dead.
It would of course be awful if this
country should annex a few thousand
acres of good sugar land with a cli
mate to fit it. Wheat land or corn
land might bo annexed and never a
Toico would no raised in opposition,
but when it comes to sugar, then the
trust steps in and a great roar is
made. It would be more difficult to
control prices if now territory is added
and tbe cheapening of tho product to
American consumers is in the eyes of
th trust little short of a crime. The
desire to give tho sugar kings a blow
under tho belt and cheapen this groat
necessity to every household is one
good reason why Hawaii should bo
M'KINIXY WILL LEAD.
"War is lriiini-iit, but it is not un
avoidable evi-n now, say a tho Chicngo
Tirnen-IInriitd. Lot it never bo for
gotton that it is tho last rosort of na
tions, and that thero may be yet in
fluence brought to b'jar on tho Span
ish government that may stay its fato
ful course. For what can war bo to
Spain but destruction and loss so
great as to bankrupt it forover? What
can bo gained even in prestige by
lighting a losing battle for its already
It is true but a few days remain ero
tho final decision must bo made, but
we are living in a time when ovents
movo swiftly. Wo do in days what
once occupied month, and in hours
what once occu pied nays. If Sagasta
means peace let him summon his cortes
at once. If war ci.mo now ho would
bo obliged to convoke it without de
lay. Why should ho not do so in the
interest of peace?
Hut, war or peace, the president
must still bo the leader. The country
owes it to his wisdom, courago and
high sense of responsibility that wo
were not plunged headlong into w ir
six weeks ago without preparation or
defenses. When the yellow journals
and Jacobins were shouting "war ex
ist9," and that we must "On to Cuba"
Ihey would have forced us to another
"Hull Run" if they could. But the
president knew the condition of our
army and navy better than noisy con
gressmen and irresponsible newspa
pers and firmly and resolutely held
the reins in his own hand and proved
himself to be the master of the situa
tion. He was organizing victory silent
ly but wit j exhaustless energy.
His wisdom, too, was shown in his
taking the leaders of all parties into
his confidence and convincing them of
the roctitudo and patriotism of his
Having manife.-tod his skill in
leadership thus far, why should wo
not trust him to the end. lie will not
lead the nation into any mad or
quixotic adventures, but will guide it
steadily in paths of duty and of right,
which will justify us forever in the
eyes of the world and of his'ory.
The "Cuban question," which has per
plexed our state-men for more than
half a century, has at last reached its
crisis. It is the legacy of President
McKinley to solve and end it.
The hour has struck, and whether
peace comes or war the Cuban ques
tion will be settled.
If it is peace, it will be peace with
honor. If it is war, it will be war for
humanity and not for revenge.
AN EVIDENCE OF PROSPERITY.
The popocrats have made 60 much
noise about prosperity that the word
in itself ha3 become not only a moth
eaten chestnut, but a misnomer in
every sense of the word. They had
their laugh, and now it is our turn.
Prosperity has struck Plattsmouth
business enterprises in more cases
than one, but none more forcibly than
in the telephone business. The Ne
braska Telephone company is increas
ing its business to such an extent that
it has reduced its rates in this city
from $3 and $4. per month to $2 and
$2.50 per month $2 for residences and
$2.50 for business houses. Under the
management of Harry Groves, the ex.
change of this city has increased its
'phones to the number of fifteen or
twenty, andjmore subscribers coming
Westward tho trend of traffic takes
its way. The Pacific coast railroads
reported an increase of 33 per cent in
earnings for the month of February
The Alaskan gold craze helps the
Pacific roads mightily; but there is
fast developing the eolid foundation
of mighty states on the Pacific coast
compared with the volume of whose
industrial production the gold of the
Yukon region will be insignificant.
The people of Montana submit
cheerfullv to taxation that the state
may pay annually more than $85,000 in
bounty for wolf scalps. Since they
hold the sneep growing industry so
dear they ought to be willing to vote
for it as well as pay a bounty to pre
vent its distruction. Free trade is worse
than wolves in a flock of sheep. Bee
INFORMATION AND OPINIONS.
While the governor is considering
the proposition to acknowledge tho
belligerency of Rosewater or grant
him autonomy, Hitchcock is harvest
ing quite a profit from the publication
of a juicy list of saloon notices. Bixby.
John McGowen of Holt county was
on a load of hay when the wagon tip
ped over in about two and a half feet
of water, lie had been under the
load two hours when rescued and wps
ntill alive, but soon i expired. Tbe
effort to keep his head above water
was prolonged beyond physical endur
The execcutive committee of the
Nebraska State Sunday School associ
ation has issued an address to the Sun
day School workers of the state desig
nating Sunday; May 1st, next, as
State Sunday school day and request
that special prayer be made for the
Sunday Schools of the state and that
particular mention be made of the as
sociation and the work in which it is
engaged. They also request that a
contribution be taker, on that day to
help the work.
It is believed that on Saturday next
Judge Powell will hand down his de
cision on the application of the attor
ney-general for a new trial of the
case of the strtte against the bonds
men of Hartley. Fiom what was said
by Judge Powell at tho time of the
trial it may be predicted ' that he will
not sot aside the verdict. Just before
tho jury camo in at tho clone of tho
former trial Judge Powell said rather
emphatically that ho would not set
asido a vordict, no matter which way
it wont. At that time no one seemed
to anticipate that the jury would fail
entirely to find for tho state in some
amount, and it i known that even
Judge Powell was surprised by the
verdict. It is possible that he may
find that tho verdict was not justified
by the evidence, but he must ignore
his formor declaration to set aside.
Tho most successful toachor's Insti
tute ever held in the county was
brought to a close nt Weeping Water
Friday, Dr. Humphrey's lecture on
hygiono was ono of the Heveral good
things which tho teachers enjoyea
with profit. Cass county has a splen
did corps of teacnors who bolievo in
keeping abreast of tho times. Supt.
Farley is deserving of congratulations
for his good work.
hn Trn la mirrhtior I nan t ho uurnril '
but it isn't in it with a dynamite mino
or torpedo. A gatling gun will some
times knock a man out with a pen,
hence you must not bank too much on
o 1,: i 11,. ..:
onuiincii itMuut raising tuo mimi;
calls to mind how they raised sunken
boats on the Mississippi, B. Kincaid
who was there in 18(51 says he saw a
boat raised that had foundered in
twenty feet of water, and the way it
was done was indeed novel. Hundreds
of empty air tight barrels were drawn
down under tho boat by a windlass
one at a time, until finally the barrels
lifted the old craft up out of the
water so that it could be floated near
the land, and all valuables recovered.
Some free silver cranks hung Presi
dent McKinley in efligy yesterday out
in Colorado. We will wager a dollar
that if war is declared these same men
will make a straight shirttail shoot
The politicians were out last night
Ten tramps were housed last night
at the council chamber. As the Trans
Mississippi exposition draws noar so
do the tramps. Wh:it are we to do
with thern, that's tho question.
As the gentle springtime waxes.
The assessor leaves his lair;
Nothing's sure but death and taxes,
In this world of woe and care.
The latest fad is a state Whist As
socip-tion, and a meeting is called a
Lincoln for the 15th and lGth of this
month. Tho following clubs have
promised to send represantives to this
meeting: Omaha, Kearne7, Hastings
Seward, York, Beatrice, Broken Bow
Xorfo'k, Plattsmouth, Sterling
Union-Commercial club of Lincoln and
the Lincoln Light infantry. The for
mation of the whist "industry" will do
much in developing the state and it is
hoped great results may follow thi
Plattsmoatti Turn Verein.
The following are the hours of in
struction of the Plattsmouth Turn
Boys Class 12 to 14 years, Tuesday
4:30 to 6 p. m. and Friday 4:30 to 6 p. m
Boys Class 8 to 12 years, Monday
4:30 to G p. m. and Thursday 4:30 to 6
Girls Class 12 to 15 years, 10.30 to
12 a. m., Saturday.
Girls Class 8 to 12 years, Wednes
day 4:30 to 6 p. m. Saturday 9 to 10:30
Lidies Ch.ss Wednesday 8 to 9:30
p. m. English. Friday 8 to 9:30 p. m.
Active class (18 to 30 years old) Tues
clay 8 to 10 p. m. and Thursday 8 to 10
Senior class (30 years and over) Mon
day 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.
A Cheap Trip.
The opportunity to visit the
southern States afforded by the semi
monthly excursions of the Louisville
& Nashville Railroad is one that should
be taken advantage of by every one inj
terested. These excurisons are ar
ranged for the first and third Tuesdays
of April. The tickets are good on the
regular trains of those dates leaving
northern terminals, and can also be
purchased through from agents of con
necting lines. Tickets are sold to
points in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ala
bama, the Carolina?, Mississippi
Georgia and the western portions of
Florida. They are good for return
passage on any Tuesday or Friday
within twenty-one days, and allow
fifteen days on the going trip to stop
off and examine the country. The
cost for the round trip is about the
regular one-way rate, and on same
dates one-way tickets are sold at about
two-thirds of the regular rates.
For full particulars, write to C P. At-
more, G. P. A., Louisvile, Ky., or Geo.
B. Horner, D. P. A., St. Louis, Mo.
Pearl Steam Laundry.
B. F. Goodman has his new laundry
fully equipped with latest devices,
now in running order, and asks a
share of your patronage. Ills work is
his best advertisement, and If you try
the new laundry there will be no
longer any excuse lor senaingsgooas
away. xsoining too guuu iui um
patrons is our motto. Work called
for and delivered.
I MAI ENS E STOCK OP
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.
It means heavy discounts.
T ii qi 4lnf tiic rri i rtt-
j neither can they meet him
everything" in his line.
a a w w 1 w
; Is the old reliable "Charter
guaranty, and its half
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.
Easter Week at St. Luke's Church.
Divine service, Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons at 4 o'clock.
Wednesday ovening, lecture at 7:30;
Good Friday, 10 a. m.: Passion service,
12 to 3 and also service at 7:30. Sat
urday afternoon the church will be
open for decoration. Easter Sunday,
holy communion at 8 and 11; baptism
and the opening of the pyramids at
2:30; regular service at 7:30 p. m.
H. B. BtriiOESS, Hector.
Hard and Soft Coal.
John Waterman is sole agent for
the famous Mendota soft coal. Also
carries the best grades of hard coal,
wood, lumber, laths, shingles, lime,
cement, etc. If you are going to
build, it will pay you to see Water
nan. Office at the rear of Water
man block on Fifth street.
Doveys have been in business here
for more than a quarter of a century
and never have they sold shoddy or
inferior goods in allthese years. The
prices they quote in the big ad in this
paper may seem like they are'too low
for the class of goods they carry, but
they are the result of close buying and
a determination to sell more goods at
c'oser margains. It will pay you to
read their ad and inspect their goods.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts.
burns, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fe
ver sores, tetter, chappep.ihands, chil
blains, corns, and all skin eruptions.
and positively cures piles, o.r no pay
required. It is guaranteed to givei
perfect satisfaction or money refunded..
Pyice 2-5 cents per box. For sale b
F. G. Fricke.
Sweet Pea Seed.
"Lckford'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 '
15 to 35 cents per dozen,
plant out next weeK. L. A. Moore.
From the Baby in High Chair
To grandman in the rocker Grain -O ij
is good for tbe whole family. It U
the long-desired substitute for coffee.
Never upsets the nerves or injures the
digestion. Made from pure grains ic
is a food in itself. Has the taste and
appearance of the best coffee at one- J
fourth the price. It is a genuine tm
scientific article and is come to st3j.
t makes for health and strength. Ask
your grocer for Grain-O.
Light H rah mas,
And fancy Game Bantams for s le; also
eggs for setting. Enquire ot William
Gilmour, or leave orders at EgeDber
ger & Troop's, where some of the
chickens mav be seen.
Insure Jn the German American.
Fred Ebinger, Agent. "
It means lower freight rates.
-fin t1ff 111Pi'f fill tirii
on a marvelous assortment of
a a a w w
Oak," with its
a hundred designs.
Ir. Marshall, Ciraduate Dentist.
Dr. Marshall, fine gold work.
Dr. Marshall, gold and porcelain
Dr. Marshall, crown and bridge work
Dr. Marshall, teeth without plates.
Dr. Marshall, all kinds of fillings.
Dr. Marshall, all kinds of plates.
Dr. Marshall, perfeot fitting plates.
Dr. Marshall, all work warranted.
All the latest appliances for first
class dental work.
A man stands on chance of being
elected to tne mayorship of a city unless
he enjoys the confidence and esteem of
his neighbors. Geo. W. Humphrey is
the popular mayor of Swanton, Ohio,
and under date of jan. 17, 1896, he
writes as follows: "This is to certify
to our appreciation of Chamberlain's
Cough Semedy. My family and
neighbors have tested it, and ew
know it is an excellent remedy for
coughs and colds. Geokge W.
IIUMrnREY," Sold by all di uggists.
On the morning of Feb. 20, 1895, I
was sick with rheumatism, and lay in
bed until May 21st, when I got a bottle
of Chamberlain's Pain Balm. The
first application of it relieved me al
most entirely from the pain and the
second afforded corxplote relief. In a
short time I was able to bo up and'about
again. A. T. MoiiEAUX, Luverne,
Minn. Sold by all d-uggiots.
I desire to attest to the merits of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as one
of the most valuable and efficient
preparations on the market. It broke
an exceedingly dangerous ccugh for
me in 24 hours, andin gratitude tbei e
for, I desire to inform you that I will
never be without itiand you should feel
proud of the high esteem ,in which
your Remedies are held dy "people in
general. It is.the one remedy among
ten thi u?and. Success to it. O. R.
Downey, Editor Democrat, Albion,
Ind. For sale by all druggists.
Oyster Supper at Eight Mile Grove.
The ladies of the Eight Mile Grove
church will give an oyster supper and
Tice cream social at the church Satur
day evening, April 9, to which every
body is invited.
Two Well Known Statesmen
talked for months, 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 QrTd ao this, without
injury to their vooal organs. It is
largely used by speakers and singers.
Smith & Parmele.
You should knqwthat Foley's Honey
and Tar is absolutely the besi remedy
for all diseases otbThroat, Chest or
Lungs. Dealers are authorized to
guarantee it to give satisfaction in all
cases. Smith & Parme.e.
Girl to do general housework. Four
in family, no small children. Inquire
of Mrs. Meek Davis,
902 Pearl Street.
Somethingathat is of Great Value to
Farmers. We have just received 36
One of which will
be . .
GIVEN AWAY FREE
With every cash purchase of ten dollars in
merchandise. If you are not needing the
Clothing at this time, call and get a card
which will entitle you to a carrier at any time
during the year that you may purchase that
amount of goods.
Our Spring stock of Clothing and Fur
nishing Goods is now so complete and at
such Low Prices that persons desirous of
making a purchase cannot afford, in justice
to themselves, to neglect calling and making
a thorough examination, and when once ex
amined, we feel confident of a sale.
Leading: Clothier of Cass County
They banish pain
and prolong life.
No matter what the matter is, one will do you
good, and you can get ten for five cents.
A now nfrle rmofcpt containinar tk bit vs rAnrXES in a nnpfr cnrlon without; claw in now for m1
it some rtniR" ntortm won riVH cskts. Thi low nri
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