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The Semi-Weekly News-Herald
GEORGE L. PAULEY, Proprietor.
One Year, in advance t.1 00
Six Months, 2 60
One Week, 10
binglo Copies, 6
One Year, in advance, .... 81 00
Six Months, 50
T,,.E LARGEST G1RGULATI0N
Of any Csss County Paper.
Fill DA Y, PKCEMIJER 8, 1899.
Ik you want to bo in tho ewim and
sell your holiday goods, place an "ad"
In The News. It will 6urely bring
Tim silver republicans are evidently
determined to forco Uryan and froe
silver upon tho democracy in 1900
whothor they arts wanted or not.
Gkkat activity in gold production
continues. Ollicial reports indicate
that the 1899 production of tho yellow
metal in Australia will be at least $17,
000,000 groater than that of last year.
Few men in public life became bo
popular with the masses as did Sena
tor Hayward. lie was admired by
people of all classes from the highest
to tho lowost.
The ears of Brigham II. Roberts
must tiogle. If he succeeds in getting
his seat in congress his admirers ought
to purchase a lino residence in Wash
ington for each one of his wives.
The year 1899 will go down as a
record ono in industrial history, es
pecially as relates to substantial and
widespread advances in wages, and a
general increase and activity in em
ployment. Colonel, Hitchcock of the World
Herald will probably be appointed to
fill the vacancy in the United States
eenate, caused by the death of Senator
Hayward. It is presumed ex-Senator
Allen would just as soon wait for John
M. Thurston's place.
Tom E. Pahmele, having sold his
bank at Louisville, will now be able to
give most of his time to the Piatts
mouth Telephone company. The
business of this company has reached
such proportions that it is necessary
for those in charge of its business to
give it their entire attention.
A movement was started in New
York last Sunday for the raising of
funds for a memorial orphan asylum
for Cuban children. If this effort is a
successful one, the name of the home
will be "The Thurston Home for Or
phans and Homeless Children in
Cuba." This would be a fitting tribute
to the lato Mrs. Thurston.
Organization of trusts goes merrily
on in free trade England, quite to the
confusion of those who asserted a few
months ago that the protective sy6tem
was the only soil in which trusts could
flourish. The British newspapers
bristlo with announcements of the
formation of new trusts and great cor
porations of this character, while re
ports from other Europen countries,
ehow that the trust is not in any sense
pecuiiar to the United States, but that
its development comes with business
activity and produciion on a great
scale wherever these conditions exist.
President Sciiurman, of the Phil
ippine commission, announces that he
not only originality opposed expan
sion, but that he said to President
McKinley, when tendered the chair
manship of the commission, that he
was opposed to the acquisition of the
islands. The president, however, in
sisted that he wanted only facts, what
ever they might be. As a result, Mr.
Schurman obtained them, and in do
ing so became convinced that the
islands should be retained and that
the United States could give -them a
vastly better government than they
would obtain under any other circum
stances. An evidence of the increasing inter
est which the United States has a
right to feel in the Pacific is found in
the fact that practically one-half of
our enormous sugar imports of the
present year came from the Pacific,
including Hawaii, the Philippines,and
the East Indies, while nearly one-half
of the remainder came from Cuba and
Porto Rico. From the Philippine
islands the amount for tho ten months
ending with October is ovar 50,000,000
pounds; from the Hawaiian islands,
534,000,000 pounds; from the East In
dies, over 1,000,000,000 pounds; and
from Cuba, 683,000,000 pounds.
Oyer two hundred million dollars'
worth of tropical products have been
imported into the United States dur
ing the first ten months of the present
year and for the entire year the total
will be fully $250,000,000. Practically
all of this money, whicn we have been
spending among the people of other
notions, can, in the future, go to peo
ple under the United States flag in the
islands which have come into closer
relations with us by the events of the
past year, and thus benefit, not only
the people of those islands, but Amer
ican citizons, whose investments there
are being rapidly augmented every
"The time has passed.for the people
of the United States to discuss the
question of what is to be done with
the Philippines. We drove out the
Spaniards, who had been the govern
ing power nearly four hundred years.
A, Busy Store,
For us to withdraw would leave a con
dition of anarchy, and foreigners who
own property in the country would cer
tainly have a strong moral claim
against the United States for their
losses. Americans will Gnd this an
excellent field for their energies and
the wealth-producing powers of these
islands, under American influences,
will bo great," Letter from General
Joe Wheeler, in the Philippines.
INFORMATION AND OPINION.
Nelson II. Drew and Bessie McCord,
a young couple of Rochester, N. Y.,
who eloped after saying in a note that
their dead bodies would be found in a
park, wore arrested in a neighboring
The British Ambassador at Wash
ingfon, Pauncefote, has informed the
secretary of state that a state of war
has actually existed since the 11th of
October between England and the
South African republic and the Orange
Colonel Church, chairman of the
New York Dewey arch committee,
characterizes the attacks on the Admi
ral as shameful, and says there is no
thought of changing any of the plans
looking to the perpetuation of his
fame in the construction of the memor
ial. A Brooklyn man solved the question
of compelling a train to stop at a cer
tain station by standing in the middle
of the track in front of the approach
ing train until all passengers bad got
Isaac Loveless, the oldest man in
Pike county, Ind., is dead. lie was
107 years old. He was born in North
Carolina. He came to Pike county
over a century ago. He has been the
subject of many newspaper sketches.
The largest walnut tree ever cut in
Northeastern Kansas was recently
felled near Fanning, in Doniphan
county. Its age was estimated at near
120 years, and it made 769 feet of lum
ber. The base of the tree measured
four feet two inches. Most of the wal
nut timber now cut in that section is
Mi99 Annie E. Gunning, Tyre,Mich.,
says. 4-I suffered a long time from dys
pepsia; lost flesh and became very
weak. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure com
pletely cured me." It digests what
you eat and cures all forms of stomach
trouble. It never fails to give im
mediate relief in the worst cases. F.
G. Fricke & Co.
List of Letters.
Remaining uncalled for at the post
office at Plattsmouth, Dec. 2, 1899:
Cole. P H Ebersole. J B
Hatcher, Wm G Miller. Chas
Patterson. G W Smith. Mrs A 8
Thompson. W H Voile. P
Wolf & Co. J 2
When calling for any of the above
letters please say "advertised."
C. H. Smith, Postmaster.
Brave Men Fall
victim to stomach, liver and kidney
troubles as well as women, and all feel
the results in loss of uppetite, poisons
in the blood, backache, nervousness,
headache, and tired, listless, run-down
feeling. But there's no need to feel
like that. Listen to J. W. Gardner
Idaville, Ind. He Bays; "Electric
Bitters are just the thing for a man
when he is all run down, and don't
care whether he lives or dies. It did
more to give me new strength and
good appetite than anything I could
take. I can now eat anything and
have a new lease on life." Only 60
cents at F. G. Fricke & Co's. drug
store. Every bottle guaranteed. 3
Angora's Silky Far.
A recent writer on the Angora goat
calls attention to the fact that the cli
mate of Angora possesses some re
markable peculiarity causing the de
velopment of a silky coat on animals
of various kinds. Not only the famous
goats, which produce mohair, are thus
furnished, but a similar tendency Is
exhibited among such animals as cats
and greyhounds living in the same
Try6raln-ol Try Orala-O!
Ask your Grocer today to show you
a package of Grain-O, the new food
drink that takes the place of coffee.
The children may drink it without in
jury as well as tho adult. All who try
it, like it. Graln-O has that rich 6eal
brown of Mocha or Java,but it Is made
from pure grains, and the most deli
cate stomach receives it without dis
tress. One-fourth the price of coffee,
15o and 25c per package. Sold by all
A. W. Atwood sells glass. '
..."We Offei a
We are handling- the JAMESTOWN LINE they need
no further recommendation. As a special thing", we offer our
entire line at a remarkably low price. We quote a few:
38-inch Serg-e, worth 50c, at - - - - 37.1c
38-inch Suitings, worth 65c, at - - - - 50 c
40-inch Wool Storm Serg-e, worth 75c, - GO c
40-inch Covert, worth 65c, at - - - - 50 c
50-inch Wool Flannel, worth 60c, at - - 45 c
Mrs. Martha (Seeger) Forbes was
born August 26, 1820, near North
Lewsberg, Cham plain county, O., and
died December 3, 1899,at P.attsmouth,
Neb. Her parents were active mem
bers of the M. E. church at Lowsberg,
into which church she also was re
ceived in childhood.
When a younggirl she moved to Lr.
Porte, Ind., where she was united in
marriage with Austin Forbes in 1853.
Two children blessed their union
Charles E. Forbes of this city and a
daughter who died in infancy. They
moved from La Porte, lad., to Ne
braska in 1882 and resided in this city
a short timo, when they removed to
Lincoln, where they lived until lS'JG.
Since that time they have made their
home with their son, Charles, in this
Mrs. Forbe3 was unassuming and re
tiring in her nature, unselfijh in hor
devotion to those she loved, and while
always patient and uncomplaining,
seemed to realize that the sands of
life were running low. But death had
no terrors for her; it rather came as a
loving benediction at the close of a
busy.eventful life. It opened the gate
way that her soul might have abun
dant entrance into that blissful abode
"where the wicked cease from troub
ling and the weary are at rest." With
loving good byes to her family, not
forgetting the infant grandchild, and
with a prayer on her lips, and her son
clasped in her last fond embrace, her
spirit passed calmly and peacefully
out into blessed immortality.
Grandma's place is vacant. Tho
grandchildren who loved her dearly,
and to whom she ministered so ten
derly, will listen in vain for her foot
step. Hr voice is hushed, her tired
hands are folded, but her loving spirit
calls them to join her, where she
awaits their coming.
The husband, 6on and daughter-in-law
who cared for her so faithfully in
her declining j'eurs will miss her
more than wot as can expre?. But the
drama of life will soon be eDded; the
curtain will fall, and when it shall
ri?e may it be on a reunited, unbroken
Funeral services were he'id at the
home of her eon, conducted by Rev. J.
T. Baird of the Presbyterian church.
As usual, his remarks were appro
priate and comforting to the. bereaved
ones. Text: "Blessed Are the Dead
Who Die In the Lord." Sweet old
hymns were rendered by the choir.
The flowers were beautiful and gen
erous, contributed by the D. of H , W.
R. C. and the friends associated with
Chnrles E Forbes in tho B. & M.
shops. Other floral ofteriogs were re
ceived from neighbors and friends who
held the deceased in high eateem.
J. B. Clark, Peoria, TU., says, "Sur
geons wanted to operate on me for
piles, but I cured them with De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve." It is infallible
for piles and skin diseases. Beware
of counterfeits. F. G. Fricke & Co.
"I can't help admiring Necker, he is
so extraordinarily far-sighted and pru
dent." "Nonsense. Why, he's failed
in, every business he's tried." "Yes;
but he never forgets to buy another
bottle of cough syrup before the bottle
he is using is empty." New York Sun.
Abreast of the Time.
"Is Aguinaldo civilized?" "I used to
have my doubts," answered Senator
Sorghum, "but I must say he talks up
for money miehty prompt."
What Do the Children Drink?
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
Graln-O? It is delicious and nourish
ing and takes the place of coffee. The
more Grain-O you give the children
the more health you distribute through
their systems. Grain-O is made of
pure grains, and when properiy pre
pared tastes like the choice grades of
coffee but costs about one-fourth as
much. All grocers sell it. 15c and 25c.
Took the Same.
Lawyer "You say that you were In
the public house at the time of the
assault referred to In tbe complaint?"
Witness "I was, sir." Lawyer "Did
you take cognizance of the barmaid at
the time?" Witness "I don't knoW
what she called it, but I took what th
fest did." Stray Stories.
Lady Oh I what a nice, clean little,
fcaby that Is! Little girl Yes'm; she's
only 1 weeks old yet! Puck.
Mrs. R. Churchill, Berlin, Vt.,says,
"Our baby was covered with running
sores. Dewitt's vvitcn uazei oaive
cured her." A specific for pilts and
skin diseases. Beware of worthless
counterfeits. F. G. Fricke & Co.
LUTZ, COKNEB SIXTH AND PEAEL STEBETS
MOLIXKUX MUimiMt TIEIAL
1'roneou tlon Produce Strong Temlmony
to Show Kilter Kniuity.
New Yoi'K, Dec. 5. The suroHse
of the day in the trial of RMand B
Molineux for the murder of K thorine
Adams was the sudden production by
the prosecution of testimony that Mol
inrux harbored bitter enmity toward
Harry Cornish and A. A. narpster, a
former employe of the Knickerbocker
Athletic club and n friend of Cornish;
further, that Molineux sought in a
roundabout way, by having an agei t
write to Harpster's former employer,
over a false signature, to obtain in'or-
mation reflecting on Harpster's char
acter that ho might U9e the informa
tion to Harpster's injury. This new
testimony which was extracted from
an unwilling friend of Molineux is im- j
r ortant, not only in showing a motive '
for Molineux in seeking the death of
Cornish, but as confirming: the theory i
of the prosecuton that Molineux wrote'
or caused to ba written, several letters
falsely signed, asking for drugs and .
The witness who testified concern-j
ing the letter writing methods of Mol
ineux was Rudolph Heiles of Newark,
N J., former cashier of the Knicker
bocker Athletic club. Ileiles worked
beside Harpstcr, who wos a clerk at
In biliousness, IIerbiae,by expelling
from the body the excess of bile and;
acids, improves the assimilative pro
cesses, purifies the blood, and tones up
find strengthens the entire system.
P. ice 50c. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Making: Up a Boston Mind.
'Do you love me, sweetheart?" he
asked passionately. "I think I do,
Henderson," she replied, demurely.
"But love Is such a funny term, and
means so many things. In Boston it
Involves so much that is abstract, in
Chicago so much that is passionate,
and in New York so much that Is
plainly business, that I hesitate to
say." "Still, dear, you love me?" "I
think I do, Henderson. I am an Amer
ican girl. Born in Boston, I think of
you as differentiated from yourself.
Educated in Chicago, I am not indif
ferent to love. And since you are
rated as a millionaire in New York, I
rather think I can be happy with you.
Yes, Henderson, I will come to your
arms." Harper's Bazar.
Mr. J. Sheer, Sadalia, Mo., saved
hi? child's life by One Minute Cough
Cure. Doctors had given her up to.
die with croup. It's an infallible cure j
for coughs, colds, grip, pneumonia, 1
bronchitis and throat and lung
troubles. Relieves at once. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
Snicicie In Niagara Rapids.
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 5. An after
noon paper fays: Evidence accumu
lates to support the theory that John
Webster, husband of Nellie McHenry,
the actress, ended bis life in the rap
ids just ab -ve the cataract at Niagara
Falls. There is presumptive evidence
that ho had business troubles. He
was seen at the falls on the afternoon
of Monday, November 20. Friends of
tho missing man are convinced be is
The disposition of children largely
depends upon health. If they are
troubled with worms, they will be ir
ritable, cross, feverish, and perhaps
seriously sick. White's Cream Ver
mifuge is a worm expeller and tonic to
make tbem healthy and cheerful.
Price 2oc. F. O. Fricke & Co.
Card of Thanks.
"We desire to express our sincere
thanks for the many acts of kindness
performed by our neighbors and
friends during the sickness and death
of our beloved wife and mother.
A. S. Forbes,
C. S. Forbes,
Mrs. C. S. Forbes.
In sluggish liver, Herbine, by its
beneficial action upon the biliary
tracts, render? the bile more fluid, and
brings the liver into a sound, healthy
condition, thereby banishing the sense
of drowsiness, lethargy, and that gen
eral feeling of aDathy which arise
from disoiders of the liver. Price 50c.
F. G. Fricke & Co.
Up to the present time Messrs.
Gering and Coates have issued 126
contracts for their Missouri land. The
increase in the price of this land,
mention of which was made several
days ago, will take effect on De
For broken limbs, chilblains, burns,
scalds, bruised chins, sore throat, and
sores of every kind, apply Ballard's
Snow Liniment. It will give immedi
ate relief and heal any wound. Price!
2-5c and 50c. F. G. Fricke & Co.
We quote below a few prices from our Grocery
10 bars high-grade soap, - - - - -
E. G. DOVEY & SON
See Our Line of
(ff-fCf 'f'C All stvles of the celebrated Gage Down
WVX lDZD Corsets. The "Chicago" Corset Waist.
$1.00. Call and see the "Flex bone" Corset the strongest
T I'M fl fT'Wfa T Ladies heavy Fleece-lined Under
U,imA WWCH Wear, 25c. Ladies' heavy Fleece
lined Union Suits, 50c.
Ladies' Dress Skirts ohe city
L-arge line Cotton Blankets at 48c.
Home-made Comforts, full size, $2.
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR
..Substantial Cfistfpas Goods..
millions Given Away.
It is certainly gratifying to the pub-
i lie to know of one concern in the land
who are not afraid to be generous to
the needy and suffering. The propri
etors of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, coughs and colds, have j
given away over ten million trial
bottles of this great medicine; and
have the satisfaction of knowing it has
absolutely cured thousands of hopeless
cases. Asthma, bronchitis.hoaraenesa
and all diseases of tbe throat, cheat
and lungs are surely cured by it. Call
on F. G. Fricke & Co. druggists, and
get a free trial bottle. Regular size
50c and 91. Every bottle guaranteed,
or price refunded.
laughter Did It.
New York World: Ten-year-old
Herman Silverman laughed so heartily
last night that he dislocated his Jaw.
Nobody else seemed to have laughed so
powerfully, and it was a genuine sur
prise to the rest of the family to see
the boy's face set In laughter after he
wanted to stop. Then he cried, but
still seemed to be laughing. The fam
ily thought he must have been struck
by another boy, and he was rushed to
Gouverneur hospital. There a surgeon
grasped his head firmly, gave it a
tweak and Herman resumed his serious
face. Then he said he had felt his
Jaw move out of place when he was in
the middle of his cachfnnation.
UeWitt's Little Early Risers purify
the blood, clean the liver, in vigorat
the system. Famous little pills for
constipation and liver troubles. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
Rl Chick iter's EacUaa Dtaataaa Braa.
Tv Oriel ob1 aae oaly waaaiae,
FyTtK twl. alwtra rali&bto. umii uk
Drwdrt for ChlclUr ntM m-A
ma.k. Kmfttmm I wil
MhiwIMwim. AtDrafuu.rt m,
Im unit tot Bu-ttmlm. mil-Mlili m
Belief tmr Ladle," tatc. T rmmn
Mall. !. Tminlill. 0mm rm? ar
Ml bj all Lacal IMvtctata, riill.A,iA r -a.
California prunes, - - - ' -
b pounds good rice, - - - - -3
cans tomatoes, - - - - -7
cans g-ood corn, - - - -Good
Gunpowder Tea, per lb,
Canned Peas, ------
line of canned g-oods cannot be
you want the finest on earth, we
Some Special Bargains
For the present and Holiday Season.
SfinP 1 iPT T
awr.VW MJ V Q
$3 shoe in the country.
and Colors. A fine line of Black Crepons from 50c up.
In connection with this department, we wish to say that
we have put in special machinery for sponging and
shrinking dress g-oods and cloths. Dress goods and
cloths sponged at 5c a yard by the l itest improved meth
ods ; dress patterns spong-ed for 25c. Buy your dress
g-oods of us and give our method of Shr nking a trial.
Fur Collarettes from $2.50 to $15
THE COAL OFFICE AND
A. H. WECMACH & CO.
Have been removed to SECOND and
MAIN STREETS. Orders for
Will receive PROMPT Attention.
Here are some of the grades they handle:
JHCKSON HILL. ILL.
TRENTON. ILL. -f MENDOTK LUMP.
WHLNUT BLOCK LUMP, -r
HND TILL GRHDES OF H7TRD COJTL.
A. H. WECKBACH & CO., TEU 5
To Look Around
Before you make purchases.
After you hare looked elsewhere,
come to us and we guarantee you
will be pleased. Our new winter
stock has arrived, including Dry
Goods, Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Crockery, Glassware, Flour
and Feed. A square deal to all.
F. S. WHITE.
Main Street, Plattsmouth
e are agents lor the Queen
uality Ladies' Shoes, the lvjst
The latest styles are now on
We have an elegant line
of these troods in Black
Bought at a BIG DISCOUNT, will
go fiom $2.50 to $9.75
Has new stock, new rigs and
is prepared better than ever
to take care of
fl General LIveru Business
Quick trips made to all parts of the
county. Low prices and court
eous treatment assured.
STAHLES SIXTH AND VISE STS.,
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