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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. AUGUST !f. 180).
VOL. VIII. NO. 70.
WAS A DEIiPUlD PLOT
Attempt to Murder Drcyf us' Lead
iQg Counsel Was Not a
flctive Search) Being Made For
the Would-be Assassin. But
Me Is Still at Large.
Kknnks, Autr. 11 11 p. m. The
following bulletin regarding tho con
dition of M. 1,-ibori was Issued at 10
"Tompornturo 37.05. No fever. Con
There hits boon, therefore, a Blight
improvement during tho laHt few
M. Lobori's motlicr arrived here
this overling, and a most affecting in
terview ensued. Later M. Labor!
received Matthieu Oroyfus, brother of
the famous exile. Thoro is .some talk
of M. Albert C!omcncenu,tho younger
of tho two irothorp,eoming as a substi
tute for Labori. Tho question, how
ever, will bo definitely decided tomor
row. M. Clemoueoau was one of
Zola's counsel at his trial, and has fol
lowed tho Dreyfus alTair very closely.
While ho lucks the magnetic influence
of Labori in pleading-, ho is extremely
i-kiliful in cro"s-exairiination .
KorlH of ip(urc li, founded.
There were several reports this
evening that the assailant of M. La
bori had been captured, but they
proved to bo unfounded. Detachments
of troops and gendarmes are boating
the woods, and scouring the country.
They have been engaged in this work
sill da- long without success! A groat
number of people saw the murderer
fleoing, but ho was either too far dis
tant from them or eLse ho succeeded
in cowing them by threats to use his
The attempt made upon tho life of
M. Labori was evidently the roPult of
a plot. A letter was sept to the com
missary of police this morning warn
ing him that it was intended to raako
an attempt upon tho life of General
Mereier. Consequently, the police
and detectives uci ounded the general,
and left the other principals in tho
A proclamation signed by M. Lijit,
mayor of Konnes, and M. Le Ilerise,
deputy for llle-et- Vilaine, in which
Henries is situated, h;.s just been is
sued. It says"
"An abi minal'le outrage, tho author
of which cannot claim to belong to
any party, has just dishonored our
dear town of lionues," and concludes
with appealing to the population to
remain calm and to resist provoca
tions from whatever party they may
ANOTHER AMERICAN VICTORY.
FALL OF MANILA CELEBRATED.
FIrat Nrhrunk Makes Merry on Annlver
ry of Notable Event.
SAM FllANClSCO, Aug. 13. Today
tho First Nebraska is celebrating the
anniversary of tho fall of Manila. Tho
roglrcont was ono of tho first to enter
Manila and many experiences and re
miniscences of the capture are retold
by tho boys to their inturunted friends. (
Company L celebrated tho event by
an elaborate dinner in its company
dining hall. Tho spread included all
the delicacies of the season and was
heartily enjoyed by tho boys and their
In the afternoon the camp was
thronge d with large crowds of visitors
and friends of tho regiment, although
the day was somewhat unpleasant ow
ing to tho winds raising clouds of dust,
which would circle around tho tents
and succeeded in coloring everyone
with a layer of dust. The regiment
has made many friends in San Fran
cisco by its good deportment and the
boys aro besieged with various invita
tions from their admirers, who seem
to enjoy the acquaintance of a Ne
Private V. II. Mason of L company
has accepted a position in San Fran-oise-iand
will remain here indefinitely,
a large shirt manufactory having em
ployed him as a cutter. Sergeant
Luko Kasyraan, an ex-member of the
Thurston I lilies, paid the company a
visit today and talked over old time?.
Tho officers and non-commissioned
staff will bo exuminod by a United
States medical otlicor tomorrow at 1 p.
m. The health of the soldiers remains
in excellent condition today, nono hav
ing been sent to the hospital and prac
tically none sick in quarters.
There seems to bo pome doubt which
of tho several names given to the camp
is correct. The official title is simply
Presidio and all papers are signed un
der that heading.
SAN MATEOJS TAKEN.
Colonel Young's Brigade Makes a
Reconnolssance and Cap
tures the Town.
Town Is Entered Without Serious
Resistarjce Early In the
I'oroe of Five Uaudred Insurgents Is
Manila, Aug. 15. 8:45 a. m. A
force of United States troODS from
Quingua, four miles northeast of Ma
lolos. and from Baiinag, near Bustos,
about six miles northeast of.Quingua,
encountered a body of insurgents esti
mated at about 500 half way between
Pi us log and Quingua. In the engage
ment that ensued the Filipinos were
severely punished and scattered. The
Americans lost one man killed.
The insurgent force is believed to
have been under the command of Gen
eral Pio Del Pilar and tu have had in
view the tearing up of the railway at
lioeave and Uigga, about three miles
northeast of HuUean.
A battalion of the Twenty-first in
fantry wilt be sent to those points this
afternoon to strengthen tho railroad
guard and to reconnoiter the country
in the direction of Norz gay and on
tho Btistos road.
General Wheaton. with the troops
at Calulet, met a reconnoissance. ou
Angeles,about four miles to the north
west, whore he found 500 of the enemy,
lie silenced their lire and then rc
turnad to Calulet.
Trouble Aboard Tritnxport.
San Francisco, Aug. 14. From
advices brought here by the trans
port Centennial it is believed tho .War
ren, b: inging the Colorado regiment,
which sailed from Manila July 16 and
which was expected to arrive here on
Wednesday next, will not reach this
port earlier than next Friday, the ISth
instant. After leaving Manila the
Warren ran up against a typhoon,
which battered it up considerably, and
has had to face also a mutiny among
its crew. As a result twenty-four of
tho Warren's crew underwent trial
and were sentenced for long terms
varying from three months to two
years, and the Warren is sailing for
San FrancUco with a green crew of
Filipinos. The mutiny was brought
about by one of the men claiming ne
was sick and refusing to work. Qe
was placed in irons. Every man in the
crew then quit work and declared they
would not resume until their comrade
was released and sent to the hospital.
Tbcj- were all court-mirtialed and
sentenced as above indicated.
A good IGfKicre farm two miles east
of Murray. Housj and bam; about 100
acres under cultivation. For particu
lars inquire of J. H. Thrasher.
To trade An upright piano for work
horses. Inquire at NEWS office for
Iewey Is 111 With Fever.
LkGIIOR?, Italy, Aug. 14. Admiral
Dewey today remained on board his
flagship, the United States cruiser
Olympia, which arrived here at noon
yesterday from Naples, being ill with
fever. Tho captain of the vessel re
ceived the visits of officials and others
in his place.
James A. Smith, new United States
consul at Leghorn, accompanied by
Edward C. Cramer, the United States
consul at Florence, visited the Olym
pia today for the purpose of taking
leave of Admiral Dewey.
The newspapers Gazetta Li-vornese
aud II Telegrafo of this place have
published biographies of the "victor
DESTROYING OLD CAR3.
F.asy Tiling to
From the Manufacturer: The Ame
rican Car and Foundry company has
lately bought 13,000 small wooden coal
cars from the Lehigh Valley rallroard.
These us?d to be run over the line, as
well as the Philadelphia and Reading
and other coal-carrying roads, but are
too smail for present uses, and they
have had to be discarded for cars bet
ter adapted to present conditions. They
were accordingly sold to the Car and
Foundry company for scrap, each car
containing approximately two and
one-half tons of scrap, not counting
the wheels and axles. The company
has also got hold of 3,000 box cars
which it was desired to break up. Ac
cordingly a piece of ground several
acres in extent was leased near De
troit, Mich., and 125 men were set to
work recovering the scrap from these
cars. Portable tracks were laid down,
a derrick was erected, shears for cut
ting cold iron were provided, and a
whole wrecking plant was fitted up. At
first it was the intention of the com
pany to turn the cars over to the Poles
and such other people as might desire
the privilege, giving them all the wood
thej- might get for tearing down of
the cars. This plan was not successful
however, because it was soon discov
ered that the wreckers were taking
more iron worth from half a cent to
one cent a pound than was desirable
and so the process of burning the cars
was adopted. Whenever It was possi
ble to do this the body of the car was
lifted from the trucks and swung over
to the cremation pile. In the case of
the coil cars they will not separate so
conveniently. Accordingly a train of
ten or fifteen cars is made tip. Then a
locomotive adjusts itself, without any
coupling, to this train, and with a
good start the train Is sent at great
speed out upon one of the portable
tracks. When at full headway the
train is abandoned by the locomotive
and the cars go pell-mell to the wreck
heap, piling one on top of the other
four or five deep. It is a veritable rail
way wreck, contrived intentially and
for a purpose. Those in charge of the
work say they can destroy about one
hundred cars a day, but that it will
probably be November or December
before the rvork is completed.
A Fort one In Strawberries.
J. P. Bryant, the Bardwell, Ky., mil
lionaire, owns the largest strawberry
patch in the world. It covers 1,700
acres and has made his fortune.
lirowth of Life Insurance.
In ten years American life insurance
companies have doubled their assets,
the amount rising 657,128,642 in 188S
to $1,344,901,198 in 1893.
Worth Its Weight in Gold. .
When first known to the Romans
6llk was so dear that it vras sold weight
for weight with gold.
Send the News to your friends.
Manila, Aug. 13.-3:40 p. m. A
reconnois-mnce yesterday by troops of
General Samuel II. Young's brigade
with tho purpose of discovering the
whereabouts of tho enemy near San
Mateo, northeast of the San Juan
reservoir,about ten miles from Manila,
resulted in tho occupation of San j
Tho American loss was three killed
and thirteen wounded, including a
lieutenant of the Twenty-first infan
The Americans approached San
Mateo in three columns. Major
Cronin, with fifteen men of tho
Twenty-lifth infantry, advanced from
Novaliches, fivo miles west of San
Mateo. Captain River, with 100 men
of tho Fourth cavalry, and Captain
Parker, formerly lieutenant colonel of
tho Twelfth New York volunteer regi
ment, with 280 men of the Twenty-first
and Twenty-fourth infantry anil tho
Fourth cavalry, approached in two
columns from the south.
Major Cronin experienced many dif
ficulties, arising from the condition of
the country, and failed to effect a
junction with Captain Kivera, wot of
San Mateo, as had been planned.
Captain Rivers advancing, took an
outpost of tho enemy two miles south
west of Sm Mateo. He then en
countered strong resistance among
the hills, the enemy firing from ex
Having failed to connect with M jor
Cronin and seeing that tho town was
already occupied by the Americans,
Captain Rivers withdrew, covering
his withdrawal with a heavy volley.
Ho lost a sergeant killed.
Captain Parker on advancing found
the enemy strongly ontrenched on the
far sido of some rice fields about a
mile wide and covered with deep mud.
Pushing fo. ward raoidly, he routed
the Filipinos after forty minutes of
fighting and then continued the march
upon San Mateo, which bo entered
without serious resistance about 1:30
in the afternoon.
Major Cronin entered the town
about 4:30. The Americans still oc
cupy the place. Our men were ex
hausted by the heavy marching.
X wentv-three ol tno enemy are
known to have been killed.
This is the first action in which Col
onel Burt's colored troops partici-
Dated. They behaved well, their
leaders having difficulty in holding
General Young accompanied Cap
t;dn Parker's column and was under
fire throughout the engagement
It is estimated the enemy Eumbered
between 300 and 400 men.
Insurgents on the Aggressive.
8:40 a. m. Tho insurgents have
taken tho aggressive in the neighbor
hood of the railroad. On Saturday
night they unsuccessfully attacked
tan ijuis, on tne ltio liranae near
Calumpit, which is garrisoned by two
cioiDanies of the Twenty-second in
fantry. The Americans had one man,
a sergeant, killed and two privates
Yesterday morning a similar affair
took place at Gringua, four miles west
of Malo'.ox where another small gar
rison is stationed as a safeguard
against a possible attack upon railway.
A special train took reinforcements to
Malolos and Guiginto, just north of
While the Seven t'-'enth infantry dur
ing last Tuesday's battle was approach
ing Calumpit along throad,the troops
s.aw a group of fifty Filipinos outside
the town under a flfg of truce. Some
who were in white clothing held up
their hands to signify that they were
unarmed. Captain Hart with a de
tachment advanced cautiously to a
point within 203 yards of them, when
the Filipinos picked up their guns and
fired a volley. The Americans dropped
into the bushes unhurt on the first
movement and returned the fire. At
this the Filipinos ran off.
Word has been received from Lieu
tenant J. C. Gilmore of the United
States gunboat Yorktown, who with
fourteen members of the crew of the
gunboat was captured by the insur
gents last April near Baler on the
east coast of Luzon. The message,
which comes through Spanish prison
ers, is to the effect that the officer and
his men are at Vigan ia the province
of South Ilocos on the west coast of
Luzon. All but two are well. Lieu
tenant Gi! more is allowed a house and
a servant and is fairlv well treated.
A Thousand Tongus
Could not express the rnpturo of
Annie E. Springer, of 1125 Howard et.
Philadelphia, Pa., when she found
that Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption Lad completely cured
her of a hacking cough that, for many
years had made life a burden. All
other remedies and doctors could give
her no help, but sho says of this Boyal
Curo "it soon removed the pain in rr.y
chest und I can now sleep soundly,
something I can scarcely remember
doing before. I fool like sounding its
praises throughout the universe." So
will every ono who tries Dr. King's
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throat, choft or lungs. Price 50c. and
$1.00. Trial bottles freo at F. G.
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tjaecr Customs in Madrid.
Senor Liniers, civil governor of Ma
drid, has just Issued an edict which
has aroused the displeasure of theater
goers, for, according to the edict, all
theaters in the capital of Spain must
hereafcer ciose at a reasonable hour at
night. In Madrid it has long been the
custom of theater-goers and other lov
ers of pleasure to turn night into day;
indeed, in this respect there is no other
city in Europe which can be compared
with it. True, an old police ordinance
says thai all theaters must close at
half-past twelve o'clock, but no one
pays the slightest attention to this reg
ulation. Theatrical performances be
gin frequently at half past ten aad do
not end until half-past two o'clock in
the morning. Various governors and
mayors, among them being Count de
Xiquina and Senor Aguilera, have at
times endeavored to rigidly enforce the
police ordinances, b-it their efforts have
been in vain, for the reason that the
theatrical managers of Madrid are un
usually influential, and are supported
by some of the leading papers. For
this reason many persons doubt
whether Senor Liniers will succeed in
his attempt at reform. The senor, how
ever, is a determined man, and he vows
that he will no longer allow the thea
ters to remain open until cockcrow.
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INCLUDING ALL OUR
SHIRT WAISTS, GOES-
Prices on these
To Be Trusted.
'Don't you think the American
masses can be trusted to think out
problems for themselves and arrive at
"There can't Jig any doubt of it."
said the officeholder, "so far as the
American masses in my own locality
are concerned. They have been vot
ing for me for years." Washington
The Neavs office is the best equipped
job office in Cass county. First class
work done on short notice.
"De Witt's Little Early Risers did
me more good than all blood medicines
and other pills," writes Goo. IL
Jacobs, of Thompson, Conn. Prompt,
pleasant, never gripo, they cure con
stipation, arouse tho torpid liver to ac
tion and give you clean blood, steady
nerves, a clear brain and a healthy ap
petite. F. G. Fricke & Co.
British Seamen Are Second Best.
Next to the seamen of the United
States. British seamen get higher
wageB, and better fare, and more com
fortable conditions of employment
than do sefimen of any other eoun-try.
Doctors Get First Chance.
Ia France, if a person dies leaving
insufficient money to pay his debts; the
doctor's bill is settled first, and then
the rest of the deceased's liabilities are
Sealed bids will be received at tho
office of the county clerk until 12
o'clock (noon) of September 5, 1899,
for hard and soft coal to be delivered
at court house, jail, poor house and
paupers for the ensuing year. The
board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids. James Robertson,
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure thoroughly
digests food without aid from the
stomach, and at tho same time heals
and restores tho diseased digestive
organs. It is the ,only remedy that
does both of these things and can be
relied upon to permanently cure dys
pepsia. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Vaccinnated the Guns.
Lieut. Eggers of the Damaraland
police recently prevented an uprising
of natives in a unique manner. The
authorities had ordered the registra
tion of all rifles in the possession of
the natives and the latter feared that
their guns were to be taken away. But
the officers told them that their weap
ons were merely to be "vaccinated."
As they remembered the beneficial
work of the veterinary surgeons dar
ing the great cattle plague they eager
ly submitted the guns for vaccination
against evil spirits.
A farmer entered a watchmaker's,
and stood hesitatingly about for some
time. At last he hedged up toward
the counter with the following re
quest: "I say, could one of you fellows go
out in the country about five miles and
'Why cannot the watch be brought
here?" was the reasonable reply.
"Well, you see, it's this way," said
the farmer. "The watch belongs to a
sick man, and he has to have it beside
his bed to as to tell when -to take his
"Then the watch must be going all
right," said the jeweler.
"Yes, the watch runs, 'cause the fel
ler makes It run. lie says he's getting
tired of poking the wheel with a pin,
and wants one of you fellers to coma
and put it straight."
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Plattsmouth Telephone 1:7.
Passing of Lawn Tennis.
Interest In lawn tennis is said to be
waning, but its devotees are at a loss
to know -whether it is due to the re
vival of croquet or the growing inter
est in golf. And yet tennis is a real
pretty recreation. Tri-City Progress.
LiTlug Without Water.
Some animals can live years with
out water. A paraquet uvea nity-two
years In the London zoo without tast
ing a drop of water. A number of rep
tiles live ana prosper lu ""c ; their
there is no water.
In the 'Good Old Days.
The fashionable folk at the court of
King Edward IV. of England rose with
the lark, despatched their dinner at 11
o'clock, and shortly afttr 8 were
wrapped in slumber. In the Northum
berland House Book for l-"32 it is set
forth that the family ro?e at 6 in the
morning, breakfasted at 7, dined at 10
and supped at 4 in the afternoon. Tne
gates were all shut at cine, and no
further ingress or egress permitted. In
1570, at the. University of Oxford, it
was usual to dine at 11 o'clock, and sup
at 5 in the afternoon. The dinner hour.
which was once as early as 10 o'clock,
has gradually got later and lator. un
til now it would be thought very ec
centric in the fashionable worij to s-1 1
down to table earlier than half past 7
o'clock, while others extend it to 3-
Champion Shot ol the World.
Miss Annie Oakley writes: "M --'lr
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sweating fet. So'ti hy ;;1 dru'-g:-'.-and
shoe store-, 2oc. S" in vie s-.-nt free.
Aduress A IlenS.01msed.L--Rpv.N.Y
Why They Ioirt.
"I wilt admit,' she caid, "that a
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j "No," he replied. Even scales have
limitations. 'Nonsense, she
retorted. "Women don't use big
words." "True," he answered, "but
they would have to be weighed in such
Hamilton C'ark, of Chauncey, Ga.,
says he suffered with itching piles ' iarge quantities
twenty years before trying JJeW ltt s .
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