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About Semi-weekly news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1895-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1898)
Santa Clatts Has Arrived at the
Never in its history did the Big Store make such preparations for the Holiday trade as it has this year. Never
did we lay in such a magnificent stock as this year. Never did we get prices down to such a low point.
TOYS, TOY as, TOYS ! UOI.l. I 1 , 1 .ri.
We present the most bewildering array of Toys and Dolls, Books, Games, Wagons, Sleds, Rocking Horses, Toy Dishes, Toy Furniture, Blackboards,
Desks, Tool Chests, Pianos, Tables, Drums, and everything to please the children. Below we quote a few pricas. The story isn't h:lf told here. Come in
and inspect our grand display.
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KAl l.UO D 'I ll.IN,S-ll.;.-&, ()
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IHOX TOYS "x;. Ilk-, "Joe, .rio to
We show the prettiest
DOLLS, from lc
up to 8-1.00.
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J300JH-$ j You can find anything
The Semi-Weekly News-Herald
PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
... BY THE . . .
NEWS PURLISII1NG COMPANY,
J. E. MARSHALL, business Manager.
One Y:ir, in advance, $5 00
Six Months 2 50
One Week, 10
Single Copies, 5
One Year, in advance, . . .
Of any Cass County Paper.
A COLOKLD evangelist is creating:
more t xeitcMiK'nt than a little down in
Kansas. Thtons of people go miles
to hear him and he weilds i-uch influ
ence over them that they frequently
swoon or ro into h ystet ii s.
THE mothers and sweethearts who
have sons and lovers in the First Ne
braska regiment will be of one accord
in pr lising Assistant Secretary of
War Meiklejohn for his efforts in
bringing about the removal of tha reg
iment from Manila to their homes.
McMillan, the defeated republican
candidate for governor of Nevada, is
going to contest the election of the
fusion candidate on the ground that
enough illegal vetes were c ist to
change the result cf the election. The
way the fu-ionists got votes in Ne
vada last fall was no trouble to them
but it may bo later on.
Sknatok 1 HUKSTos luesoay in
troduced thefwst bill to tension the
widow of a soldier who foil during the
war of 1S9S. It is for tho relief of Mrs,
Isabel B. Hamilton cf Omaha, wifo of
Lieutenant Color el John M. Hamilton
of the Eighth United States cavalry
and is for S"o rer month. Hamilton
was killed July 1 while leading his
command at San Juan. The senator's
efforts are to bj commended.
CF ALL the startling industrial re
volutions which have been witnessed
in the United States, that of our steel
makers beintr able to ship steel ship
p'.aies to Uriiish shipbuilders and
undersell British steel makors from
two to three dollars a ton, besides
piying the freight, is the greatest cf
all. This is a condition which tho
British themselvts view appre
hens eively, even while momentarily
benefitting by it. They net only fear
that it is a sign of a greatar industrial
revolution that may transfer to our
chores a large share of the world's
shipbuilding they have so long en
joyed, but they believe it also
threatens an eventual readjustment
of 6hipowtiing more equitably dis
tributed among maritime nations.
HOYS' Allt RIFLES best on the Market 3ingle Shot 9Sc, Repeater $1 2
MONEY HANKS 5c, 10a,
line of Fancy Goods,
52c, 50c, 90c.
THE PRESIDKNT'S MESS AUK.
The president's message is marked
by a conservative sentiment all the
way through, which extiemists will
be inclined to criticise but which the
sober sense of the country must com-
l mend. The document is quite lengthy
and discusses the war and the facts
which learf up to it in detail. There
is no thought of annexing Cuba in the
mind of the chief executive, but a
stable govei nment is promised until
they can govern themselves. The
president very wisely refuses to ex-
press an opinion or outline the policy
of the government with reference to
tne fhilip.-in-is until the treaty of
peace has been signed when he will
send a sue -in i ine.ssage to coDg ess.
Every subj -ct mentioned isdisuus-ed
in a calm, dignified tone which adds
weight to the clear and comprehen
sive document. It is not a great paper
in the sense that Harrison's papers
were great, but it is in every way
creditable to the ability of one of ou
hist chief executives.
THE TREASURY REPORT.
Tne report of Secretary Gage pre
sents with thoroughness of detail the
financial operations of the government
for the fiscal year ended June 30 last,
says the Omaha Bee. The deficiency
for the year was nearly $62,000,000, no
account being taken of the proceeds
from the war loan which had oegun to
be received before the close of the
year, ine lniormation in regard to
the gold movement will be found intar-
esting, though to some extent antici
pated by the report of the director of
the mint. The statement is made that
the deposits of gold were greater than
in any previous year of our history and
it may be added that they have beeu
growing since the close of the year.
The stock of gold in the United States
is given as $S61,514,780 and of silver
$637,672,743, making the aggregate
amount of metallic money larger than
the country has ever before had.
Referring to the tariff, the secretary
of the treasury says domestic indus
tries have been benefitted by the law,
while as a revenue measure it has not
received a fair test, owing to the
heavy anticipatory importations. He
shows that for tho first four months of
the current liscal year receipts were
in excess of the coresponding months
of the previous year and it is clear the
secretary believes that under normal
conditions the law will be vindicated
as a revenue measure.
On the subject of currency and bank
ing reform Secretary Gage presents
his views with much elaboration, mak
ing what those who take his side of
the question will regard as forcit le
arguments for a reform of our cur
rency system. Indeed it will be gen
erally admitted that he makes out as
strong a case as is possible, from the
practical point of view, against gov
ernment iseues of paper currency, but
it doet not carry eonvicti cf th,
FIRE ENGINES large, showy Toys
50c up toS1.2;i.
Cuff and Collar Boxes, Necktie Cases, Albums, Toilet Sets, Cups
suitable for young, middle-aged or old people in our BOOK department. It will pay you i jjJJf JP'
necessity of retiring the greenbacks
and substituting national banknotes
for them. The report treats compre
hensively all matters under the juris
diction of the treasury department
and is an extremely instructive and
valuable state paper.
In THE lar-t issue of The Sneartish
(S. D.) Register F. N Potter, at one
time connected with The Hei aid of
this city, announces that he hit
seve,-eu his eon necti'n with the paper
and from the tone ef the valtdictorv
j it wouid seem that bis rdati ns with
the business men of the town had
been of a very pleasant nature This
is part of wh.it he si'ys: '"It is some
what of a pleasure to f.el that my
work of trying to get up a weekly
paper in a town that is filled up with
people who would be glad to dictate
how and what a man should print is
over. In a town the size of Spear fish
any paper needs all of the patronage
and 6uppo:t that it can possibly con
trol, but we never did feel like letting
a man or set of men who gave jtou $2
or $3 a month in patronage, run your
affairs either business or private, as
a great many in Spearfish would like
It cannot be doubted thai the de
chne of American shipping engaged
in foreign carrying, has been restrict
ive of a larger American foreign trade
in imports and exports. With ships
of our own running to all the chief
ports of the world, larger markets for
our products would unquestionably
have been found, and, probably uses
for foreign products would ttlso have
been discovered by our own people,
that would have led to larger foreign
purchases, with beneficial results to
all concerned. Such considerations as
these justify the belief that the in
crease in our foreign trade in the
future will only be measured by the
increase in our own home-built and
home-owned shippiner; as the latter
increases, so will our foreign com
GOTENOR-ELECT ROOSVELT got
caught in the snow storm wnich
swept over New York last week while
on his way to Boston and could not
travel. He had previously been en
gaged to write a magazine article and
embraced this opportunity. He is to
receive $1,0C0 for the article and he
dictated it in three hours. That
would have a tendency to take away
some of the terrors of being snow
bound. TnE United States are recognized
by the rest of the world as one of the
most progressive and advanced of all
nations In general intelligence, in
ingenuity, in energy and in accora
plistiment we have taken first rank,
iod in material resources wo stand
unequalled. Because uf all of these
national characteristics and po-
DOLE HUoolES W never had
-iich excellent values in this line
We have them at 23u to $3 50 a
sions, the utilization of which at any
time to the development of our
merchant marine in the foreign carry
ing trade vould have given to our
own people the larger part of that
carrying, the wonder has been, among
our sister nations, why it is that we
hHve failed to do it.
President McKinley excels in
everything, and i its happy in writ
ing a message as be is in other
branches of statesmanship, says the
Beatrice Express. The message to
congress which was made public on
Monday is r ema; kable among state
papers, in that it is intensely interest
i t.' to ?e. eral readers. The account
of the war contained in i is the best
account yet seen, and must be pleas
ing to every patriotic American. The
president does net expand all his
gratitude upon the generals and the
admirals, but extends his appreci .tive
thanks to the stokers and gunners on
the ships and to the soldiers who
were compelled to remain behind, as
well as to those who went to thef ont.
The ordinary complimentary expres
sions which are usually oestowed ubon
presidential messages are entirely in
adequate to this one; it is a noble doc
ument, breathing patriotism, justice
and generosity. Couched in tne plain
est and most straightforward language
it is still more eloquent and inspiring
than anything eloquent or grandiose
could have been. If you have not
read the message, we cordially advise
you to read it, from the first word to
INFORMATION AND OPINION.
There is not much probability of a
partition of China. Germany, Russia,
Prance and England have seized what
they want of the territory of China,
They recogniza that she is the great
est market on earth for their rnanu
facturtd goods, and the greatest field
for industrial enterprise. They have
no interest in dividing- her up into
hostile camps, in checking production
ana paralyzing progress. Hie more
tho Chinaman is civilized, the greater
purchaser of imported goods he be
comes, it every man in u-nina wore a
shirt, the sale of shirting would keep
all the mills in the United States busy;
and so with other articles. Nations
are governed by self-interest. It is the
interest of the world to preserve the
autonomy of Ohina. It is particularly
to American interest to do so. To
carry out this view the United States
need only hold the Philippines, which
they claim as their own by conquest.
and they do not need to take any part
of the mainland of China. Charles
Den by and E. P Allen, in Tue En
gineering Magazine for December.
t the examinati n of jurymen for
the trial in New Yoi k of Mrs.
William A. E. Moore, charged, with
br huabaad, of a "badger" game of!
y 7 hi J
TOY STOVK-i.tiu & Iron. 5c, 10c, 25c to $5.0
MOUSE, SULKY rtnd DKiYEK
blackmailing, the prosecuting attor- j
ney in-isted that the b.-autiful young j
woman should net sit with her eoun-
sel, but in a remote corner of tho room, j
He refused to state his ru isims for j
this demand in court, though he won
his point, but after wa-d t newspaper
reporters he s;iid he was j.L.Md of
Mrs. Moore's poweis of hypnotism n j
the men who we e to try In r. j
The p'O jress or the United St .tes as
i worm m uiut ic unog power is siriK-
ingly shown in the folio wi - g labie of
Xoris of m;.i ufactui ed pioJucs in
the la.-t nine fi-cil years-:
'8'J7 L77.8 ,yy0
1805 r 183,59.5,000
The dungeon in which th3 assassin
of the empress Elizabeth i-s now con
fined is a windowless, damp, stone
cnamber, and Lucchinl will probably
p ty for his crime by the loss of his
eye-sight and his reason. Only
once a fortnight is he permitted to
walk in the prison courtyard for half
an nour. He does not even see the
attendants who hring his daily rations
at 6 o'clock every morning.
Three packet steamers aro icebound
in the Missouri a few miles above the
mouth of Niobrara river, loaded with
lumber and other goods for unoer
Missouri points As sec n ;s the ice is
sufficiently strong for loaded teams
the nierctiatidise will oe h-. u!ed to the
landings and the boats will make the'
best of their winte." qu::r"ers.
General Wood has granted the peti
tion of several Spanisn merchants
for permission to close the r stores on
Sunday, which, undo- the Spmisfi
law, they were compelled to keep
open. He has also issiu d a special
order directing the saloon to he a
"Sunday closing" questi n in S : ntiago
as long us it ha- a military governor.
The next regular teachers' meeting
of the Platlftnouth district will be
held Saturday afternoon, December
10. The following subjects will be
Language work in the various grades Mabel
Uses and peculiarities of the "partidple" and
the ' infinitive" Claud Palmer.
Discussion Mrs. E. L. Hartman.
What is being dune in your district in the in
terest ol the Pupils' Reading Circles?
Minute repjrt from teachers present.
TO CURE A (OLD IN ONE DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 2oc
The genuine haa
L. B. Q. on ioh tablat
CHILD'S CHAIUS-lfi.;. 2V :;v
& MEN'S roOKLl' KwlVllS 10. ?.r. '..().:
and Saucers, Vases, Mirrors and Shaving Sets.
s--V- '. H' " t- .' i
ONE TlllNCi NI ANOTHER.
Only t wo-se V" M t hs of the, ju'O-ile of
th'- United St iten are church irn mVers.
Kangaroo 1'iils are .rxir'e'l fri.n:
; Aust aii;l to London, ai.d
I raaae thv chl,.( U)r., die-.t of
i e t :" : ',
li i i irio'i - '
There are f'W ailments so iin'-nm- :
fyrtabie as pil'-s, but they can eil.v '
I be cured by i.s rig Tabic 's I5uci i
,ie Ointm-nt. 11 -lief fohow- its -is--
at,,i ,.,. ,.fT . imr f ,
rn pi es r,-
not -afford to in ! ct to gi vi- ila t I i.
Price, :"0 cents ill buttles, tu !.- 1'j ct-.
F. F. Fru kf & o.
A tame vivnsel is . ne of tin- p -f
farmer in O ego county. New Y-nif.
and performs valuable services to it
master by keeping Lis barn froe fmm
For broken limb-, chilblains, b;ir: s
scalds, bruised shins, sore throat, ami
soiesof every kind, apply Iiill nflV
Snow Liniment. It will give i mm ii
ate relief and heal any wound. I 'rie.
25 cts and 50 c?s. F G. Frick - dc C .
Several decors having f-il-d too.r--an
aggravated case of h co m 'hs in
Chillicothe, O., an old farmer iein.in
is'erod two tea-poori;ful of qui! eel
juice to th'i sufferer and imm-diate;
relief ensued. i
The disposition of child-en largely
depends upon health. If they are
troub'ed with worms, they will be ir
ritable cros-, feverish, ar.d perhap
seriously sick. White's Cream Ver
mifuge is a worm expeller ar.d a tr.ni',
to make them healthy and cheeifui.
Pi ice 25 cts. F G. Fricke & C .
Colonel Thomas P. O.-hillree has!
justended his lifiy-fourth traim illanlic j
trip. When he left for- England i-omo ;
time ago he had to be cirried on a I
stretcher from a New York hotel to j
tne steamship. Ho returned to tho
same hotel tO'j late for a Tiia-.l
giving dinner, but it fin'3
IIobHun Will ; to
New Yokk, D -c. 7. Assi-tant Naval
Constructor Hobson wi l go to Manila
to su peri menu me raising oi mo ru a-(
ken war vessels. He expe.-is f le ve
about the 20:h of this month. Hobr-on
will sho.-tlv vit-it his home in Ala
bama, but only expects to stay there
throe or four days.
He has not yet given up hope's of
successfully raising the Co on, but it
is douotful whether the navy d- pnt-
meDt can be induced to
expense in this work.
go to further
Foley's Honey and Tar does not
claim to perform miracles. It d- er
not claim to cure all car?, s of c m sump
tion or a-thma, but it tlo--s claim to
givr- comlort and relief in ;.dv..no.d
stages of there disear. a atid to usua.ly
euro eaily stages. It is certainly
worth trying by those afflicted cr
(threatened with tase ditad diease.
I t.. j J.r-'r
MAtJM" I. W'i'KKNS, nil ,nI-n, irlroi Mini lilmls.
liol.l. IIKAliS 1. 1 KIT ANY MZEI) It.JDV.
A CIUTICAh TIME
During the Battle of
SICK OR WKLIv, A RUSH
NIGHT AND DAY.
I li ! a kern i tin u.iiii,. ,,t S;,iitiHg tin
I ill. i v ri-iill Hi ri.i H, Ttn lr JI-rlo l-.f-f..n
- ir. j i iriR A minimi! ion Hi,, Ration
I lie- 1 it; ii t Na -il r lit Day.
1'. I'.. Uiltler, of par;,;-t. ain No. 3,
v i -i if-- f am Santiieo de Cuba, on
l:i -iy-: "';;iil had diarrhoea
! . ;.j' ie violent form, and when
"-.I we lial i,o tlino to t.i a
, .or i ', 'visa ciso of rush j-nd
'i ' a nil day to
fee-p ttiO troops
1 Wl 1 1
amjniiiori and rations.
to Chamberlain's Colic,
ai !l D.-Vil. net Remedy, wo
. to i e -p at, work and keep
h; in fact, I sincerly believe
' 1 1 a t a m '
'.va- t I e i i
f- r i ; 1 . :
if " U : r,r
enii'-ai lime this medicine
it eei savior of our army,
''- -r- had been unablo to
woiMiave been no way
i;:ii ei to the front. There
; were i
that a wagon train
e-rnrado and myself
CO'.J.') U-e. .;y
Jiad t h.-good !0:-tune to 1 iy in a
plv of t .is ni' dicirie for o-ir p-ick-train
t of-. re wc left Tampa, ar,d I know in
fojr eases it absolutely r-nved life."
The above letter was wr itten to the
manufacturers of this medicine, the
Chi; in l.M i.-ii fi Meoicir.e Co., Dos
.d'-i:;-, Iowa. - or sa le bv a 1 1 d ru " in
""-w " m . Joe Hank.
-"'-J'", Mo., D-c. 7. A run
na" 'J,;, rl " ade on the Central Sxvings
banK of St- J s the rolt of the
f ' f C; ar,t C Cliett, the Kansas
c iUliJ Imager. U.?p nito.-s drew out
i'.JO.ou'i in two hou-s. The bar k held
abul i'0.0 M of Gilictl'g paper. Thin
cam'; out m a lswctjit brought by a
Kan as C:!.v c mmls-i n firm to gain
poss rfeion cf roaie of Gillett's c-ittle
t!i:.t were atU.heJ by th-) bariK. Of-
! Leers of Uio lj ink n i-ii1 ii ntw.
lo,j ;l v
t.dvi-ifi'r d- po.-itors that written
riotiee would be require! from those
wno d.-.sire to withdraw funds.
The b ink's deposits are S joO.OoO, but
it has only C.7H,( 0 ) cash on hand and
this co jib j was taken to prevent more
Notice to Taxp;ty-rx.
The county commi---oners
in se-r.on after November 10
ue.ii.qu.eri tax-is in tbi
di-j- '.s, d of. Ever yot.e who is uck is
reqee-ti-d to call at .onco and make
air inet-meiits for a settlement or else
the s une willbs sold. Ifv order of
Ceu-ity (.Vimini-so.ner s.
l ' ..v..Ulo, O
Clear. and twain. l.r the hatr.
" - m ' 1'rx.nu.tci A JuTuriuiit pruwtr:
' - 'j Kf-r Falls to Bestore C
', . J j. -c":7. Hair to l-n Youthful Col
V. . ' " ' Cures K-.p i.rr liair tu
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