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THE ULKALU. fcstablisbeU April 10. 1884. t-onsoilaated Jan- . .
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JANUARY 2. 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 16.
Owing- to the backward season, being overstocked
and having heavy bills to meet, we will offer you for
SPOT CASH a Discount of from 20 to 25 per cent on
All Winter Clothing,
Underwear, Suits, Gloves, Caps, etc. To give you an
idea of how cheap we are selling, we quote prices on a
ft Nice Suit,
Reduced to $6
A Fine Black
Reduced to $7.50
A nice Wilson Bros. Percale Shirt, which fermerly
sold for SI. 25 and $1.50, goes at SI and $1.25. Gloves
and Caps at your own price. Come in and see what we
can do for you. No Trouble to Show Goods.
JOB & FRANK,
I desire to state that I have a well-selected
stock of Watches, Gold Jewelry, Silver
ware and Novelties, which will make suit
able. . .
Prices will be AWAY DOWN and we
mean to sell the goods if prices will do it.
Every article guaranteed just as repre
sented. A Beautiful Medallion given Free with every
purchase of $5 or over.
B. A. McELWAIN,
The Leading and Oldest Jeweler.
A BOON TO MANKIND!
DR TABLER'S BUCKEYE
A New Discovery for the Certain Cure of INTERNAL and
EXTERNAL PILES, WITHOUT PAIN.
CURES WHERE ALL OTHERS HAVE FAILED.
TUBES, BY MAIL, 75 CENTS; BOTTLES, 50 CENTS.
JAMES F. BALLARD, Sole Proprietor, - 310 North Main Street, ST. LOUIS, MO.
F. G. Fricke & Co.
To Look Around
Before you make purchases.
After you have 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,
HaB new stock, new rigs and
ia prepared better than ever
to take care of
ft General Llveru Business
Quick trips made to all parts of the
county. Low prices and court
eous treatment assured.
STABLES SIXTH ASD VISE STS.,
Reduced to 35c
11 m i -j 1
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEB.
PAID UP CAPITAL. - S50.000
Offers the very best facilities lor the
prompt transaction of
Legitimate Banking Business.
STOCKS, bonds, gold, government and local
securities nought and sold. Deposits re
ceived and interest allowed on the certfl
eatea. Drafts drawn, available In any
part of the D. 8. and all the principle
towns of Europe. Collections made and
promptly remitted. Highest market
price paid for county warrants, stats
and county bonds.
H. N. Dovey, D. Hswksworth . S. Waugh
K. E. White, G. E. Dovey. '
Geo. E. Dovey. Pres.. S. Waugh. Cashier.
H. N. Dovev. Asst. Cashier.
To PATENT Good Idea:
may be secured by
our aid. Address,
THE PATENT RECORD,
Subscriptions to '
3 patent Record ti.ou per auaam.
British Forces Capture the Town
General French Makra a Successful Ad
vance acd Succeeds In . Capturing
Some Wagons and Stores Itiltisb
Officers Make Great Prtparatlons For
Rexsbkrg, Cape Colony, Jan. 1.
General French has completely de
feated the Boers and occupied Coles
berg. The general continued to keep the
Itoers on the move and pressed them
closely Saturday and Sunday, (riving'
them no time to mnke a prolonged
stand, and when day btoke he was
within striking distance of the enemy.
Last night all the cavalry, artillery
and infantry, the latter riding1 in
wagons to increase the general no
bility, started upon a night march
with the object of turning the Boers'
right. The flank operations were
successful. The infantry and field
batteiies immediately made a feint
attack upon the Boer front, and, while
this was proceeding, the cavalry and
light artillery got completely around
the enemy's right flack, as arranged.
The program worked without hitch.
The Boers were utterly surprised and
finding their retreat threatened, fled
in disorder td the eastward, ieaving
Colesberg in General French's bands.
Details of the Eojugcinent,
LONDON', Jan. 1. The Daily Mail
has the following dispatch, dated Jan.
1, from Ren&berg:
''Yesterday afternoon a bis force of
cavalry and infantry, with ten guns,
under the personal command of Gen
eral French, moving by detour, occu
pied some hills three miles from
Colesberg, where the Boers were in
strength, confident in the natural
aid afforded them by the hills around.
,-The enemy's position extended six
miles around the entire village. At
daybreak our artillery opened the
battle. The Boers were tiken by sur
prise, but replied vigorously. An ar
tillery duel was maintained for two
hour. Then a Bjer IlotehUiis col
lapsed ad whs abandoned. We cap
tured it. A Boer big gun wa9 tilenced,
but this and the otTier Boer guns
were withdrawn to the northward,
whither we are harassing the Boer
retreat by a damaging shell fii c.
''Colesberg' is in our hands and the
few remaining loyalists are jubilant.
We have c iptured many wajrons and
a considerable quantity of stores.
"Our losses were quite slight, but
the Boers are said to have suffered
quite heavily. They may stop at
Achtertang or cross the river alto
gether at Xorvals Point, where the
bridge is still intact.".
TIIUKSTON OX FKOGKAM.
To Respond to Toast "Oar Foreign
Policy" at New York lianqqet.
New Yokk.D'C. 29. Arrangements
have been practically completed for
the hdduiI dinner of the Ixew York
Board of Trade and Transportation,
which is to be held at the Waldorf
Astoria, Jenuary 31. Between 300 and
400 members of the board and their
friends will be present and the dinner
will be held in the large new banquet
Several United States senators will
be at the dinner and some of them will
speak to toasts. Among those who
have accepted invitations are Sena
tors Lindsley of Kentucky, Thurston
of Nebraska, Hanna of Ohio and A. J.
Beveridge of Indiana.
Senator Thurston, who is the most
prominent exponent in the senate of
the expansion policy, and is regarded
as the chief representative in that
body of the administration on the sub
ject, will epeak to the toast, "Our
Former Senator Perkins of Califor
nia will speak on "California and the
Commerce of the United States," and
it is expected that in the course of his
remarks he will rfer to our merchant
marine and the proposed subsidizing
thereof. The president harpromised
to attend if it is possible to leave
Millions For a University.
CniCAGO, Jan. 1. The University
of Chicago has received a New Year's
gift of S3,370,000. President Harper
will make the announcement at the
quarterly convocation of the univer
sity in Studebaker hall. The presi
dent hoped to announce that the uni
versity would be $4,000,000 richer, but
he has not Ywwn a Vila in rnl.n lh S.tl.V-
000 which, duplicated by John D.
Rockefeller, would make up that
amount. However, Mr. Rockefeller
has wired that he will extend the
limit three months and in that time
Dr. Harpar thinks he is reit-onibly
sure of getting the most of the money,
as be has several la'ge donations in
Four yeas ago Mr. Rockefeller
gave the university 81, (.00,000 and
promised to duplicate every amount
donated before January 1, 1900, up to
$2.O00,0C0. One year ago D . Harper
had secured $1,135,000 from various
sources to apply to the $2,000,000.
Since then this amount has been
raised $550,000. It is urdorstood that
much" of the money has come from
business ma of this rity.
A. W. Atwuui sells the best paint
STATE ARRESTS REGULARS.
Corporal Fair and Private Joe i log Ar
ranged at Fapllllon.
PAPILLION, Neb, Dec. 9. Cor
poral Fair and Private Jockirs of the
regular army were arranged before
Judge EJgar Howard this afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The complaint was filed
by Louis L?iseur at the request of
County Attorney Hassett, and the de
fendants were charged with the mur
der of one Morgan, a mm who was de
serting from the army October 27.
Upon hearing the complaint the de
fendants pleaded not guilty and their
preliminary examination was set for
Tuesday, January 2, at 10 a. m., the
prisoners being remanded to the care
of the bberiff.
After tbw coaplaini was read Judge
Howard said that inasmuch as he was
editor of a newspaper and had ex
pressed an opinion upon so-called
militarism, etc., he would not take of
fense if the parties to the case asked
to be tried before'eo.ne other court,
whereupon United Slates District At
torney W. S. Summers, who was pres
ent to defend the soldiers, stated that
such a statement whs in itself satisfac
tory evidence that th case would re
ceive fair treatment.
Fokt Crook, Neb., Dec. 29. Cor
poral Fair aiMPrivat Jockits of the
Tenth infantry were arrested today by
Sheriff Startzer for t'ue killing of Pri
vate Morgan at La Platte while mak
his escape after assaulting his guard,
and leaving him in a senseless condi
tion. The action f the sheriff is in
compliance with orders cf the gover
nor. Corporal Fair and Private
Jockins will tot ba confined in the
county jail as ordinary prisoners, but
allowed the liberty of a hotel, where
they will be in charge of the sheriff.
To Offer Employes Stock
St. Paul. Minn., Djc. 29. Under a
plan recommended to the stockholders
of the Great Northern railway by
President J mfs J. Hill and the man
agement, the capital stock of the road
will be increased 10 per cent in Feb
runry and tha employes of the road
given un opportunity to invest in the
issue at par. Thu plan is one which
has been under consideration for some
and its details have just bi gun to be
Great Northern stock is now worth
about $175 a share By paying cash
the employes will be enabled tosecure
stock worth almost double what they
will pay for it, as the increase will
hardly affect the present market value.
Oae provision orily is made with refer
ence to the issu- to the employes and
this is to the efft-ct that only those
employed who rt ceiye a salary of $3,
000 or less per year will be eligible to
purchase it on the terms mentioned.
It is the purpose of the management
to place the s'.ock where it will do the
not good and to prevent it goine
into the hands of those who do not
need it. Nu individual holding can be
ncreasid to more th:in S5.CO0. The
interest on the investment will make
this method of stowing away savings
more desirable to the employes than
to 1 ank them and will pay a better
Wohlfnoha Cane a Mystery
Los A XGEL.es, Cil., Jan. 1. Attor
ney Oscar Bamberger, who represan'ed
the heirs in the Wohlfsohn case when
they iojght to recover the $10,00J life
insurance from the New York Life Iti
surancecompany, is in the city. He
will not give up his case, though his
elects have waived their claim to the
$10,000. He does not believe that the
m in who came from Chicago pretend
ing to be the real Wohlfsohn is so.
"He is a fraud," said Bambsrger.
"He is made up to resemble Wohlf
sohn, but he is not real. I shall spend
$-500 of ray own money if need be to
ferret out this mystery."
Mrs. Maggie O'Naill, the woman
who paid the supposed Wohlsohn's
funeral expenses, is not satisfied
either. She tried to confront the sup
posititious Wohlfsohn while here, but
he would not see her. Attorney
O'Hrien of the insurance company left
the city for San Diego today. There
is no doubt tbat the new Wohlfson
has fled to Chicago. The case is as
full of mystery ns ever.
Noandi Tlmt Are Felt.
The deepest note that can possibly
be heard by the human ear is produced
by an organ pipe 32 feet long. When
the air-ripples are In quite regular pro
portion of 8, 16 and 3? per second the
results are perfect musical notes.
The thirty-two foot pipe produces 16
vibrations per Becond. When the Dead
March in "Saul" is played on a huge
Cathedral organ this note from . the
thirty-tv.'o foot pipe is distinctly heard
shaking the building, it would seem,
to its very foundations. Were the pipe
one Inch longer the sound could not
The thunder of Niagara, which is
nothing but an organ pipe cf 167 feet
nigh, produces a note such as would is
sue from a wooden pipe of 1C0 feet.
This, of course, cannot be heard. But
you can feel the beat of the note upon
your ear drum. It is at the rate of
eight vibrations per second. Even this
was surpassed by the sound made when
the volcano oi Kratokoa blew up. Del
icate meteorological instruments in the
great observatories all over the world
registered a sound in which the vibra
tions were only four per second. So far
as is known to mortal ear, at any dls
6tance, could be heard this sound.
Three hundred pair men's sample
gloves and mitts just received at Wm.
Herold & Son's and will De sold at ex
actly wholesale prices.
MADE A HARBOR.
Bffect of One Tlolant Storm at Bfarsb
There are many instances by which
small coast towns have benefited
through the ravages of a storm, but
few towns have had the remarkable
experience of Marshfleld, situated on
Cape Cod bay half way between Co
ll asset and Plymouth. If it had been
allowed to work out Its own destiny,
Marshfleld might have been an old
fashioned little town, but nature
stepped in and walled the town up In
a prison. Originally the mouth of the
river was at a point nearly opposite
the town, but gradually, as the soil
washed down by the river and the sand
worked up by the sea met, a bar form
ed, extending from the north side of
the river's mouth across it, thus stop
ping the swift, direct flow which had
always kept the channel free and clear.
Then the river turned south, and the
sandbar followed it, growing in size
as the flow of the river decreased;" un
til It had become a good-sized prom
ontory Inside of which the river flow
ed, with an outlet far to the south
ward of the original one opposite the
town. Being turned out of its regular
channel in this way the river also
broadened and shallowed. It was not
until a fierce gale visited the district
and threw the water against the out
side of the promontory that matters
changed for the best. In conjunction
with the gale came one of the high
est tides of the year. The water swept
Into the streets of Marshfleld. and hun
dreds of acres of the big marshes at
the southeast end of the town. When
all this immense body of water started
on its return to the sea with the fall
ing tide it undid the work of many
years, and the next day it was found
that whero there had been solid
ground forty -eight hours before, a
clean-cut channel. 250 feet wide and 13
feet deep for its full width, through
which the tide ran like a miracle,
while in the oTd?r mouth of the river
there was hardly any movement. Now
there is a straight, free entrance to the
sea, which is in a more direct line
with the flow of the river than even
the old mouth of years ago, and
through which a good-sized vessel can
enter at any stage of the tide.
Ob a Ntir and Enlarged Scale In the
New York Evening Post: Profit
sharing of a unique character has been
established in connection with the op
eration of a laundry trust In Pittsburg.
Broadly sketched, the company will
put aside $100,000 of its capital to be
used for the benefit of its employes.
Upon entering the employment of the
company there will be placed to the
credit of each driver $1,000 of this
stock, and at the end of each year of
his service $100 will become absolutely
his. In ten years he will become the
possessor of $1,000 worth of stock.
The earnings of this stock thus, set
aside, while undistributed, will be
placed in a relief fund to be disbursed
by the employes to such of their num
ber as from sickness or accident re
quire aid, and subject to rules to be
established by the employes them
selves. Upon the death of a bene
ficiary the value of his earned stock
will be paid to his dependent relatives.
More consideration is shown for the
drivers' than for the other employes,
because the drivers have to face all
kinds of weather, but the other em
ployes, nearly all of whom are glrl3,
are not overlooked. These will be
cared for when they are ill, burled
when they iie, and given a dowry when
they marry, the amount of the mar
riage portion to depend upon the prof
its of the trust.
Wanted Several persons for dis
trict office managers in this state to
represent me in their own and sur
rounding counties. Willing to pay
yearly $(500, payable weekly. Desira
ble employment with unusual oppor
tunities. Il-iference8 exchanged. En
close self-addressed stamped envelope.
S. A. Park, 320 Caxton Building, Chi
cago. Bees Stole Hack Pilfered Honey.
A curious incident of the bee world
is reported from Hampshire, England.
A cottager took two large bars of
honey and a square section from one
of his hives. This honey he put Into
a large pan and covered it with a
cloth, placing it in an upstairs room
of his cottage. During the day the
bees got scent of the honey through
the open window and the whole hive
entered the room, crept under the cloth
cover and took away all the honey it
an incredibly short time and stored it
in their hive again. The quantity was
about ten pounds in weight
To Cure a Cold In One Iy
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
drueists refund the money if it fails to Cure.
E. VV . Grove's signature is on each box. 25c
now the Human Race Lives.
Of the entire human race it is esti
mated that 500.000,000 are well clothed
that Is, they wear garments of some
kind; 250,000,000 habitually go naked,
and 700.000,000 cover parts of their
body. Five hundred million live in
houses, 700,000,000 in huts and caves,
and 250,000,000 have virtually no shel
ter at all.
Not Found Yet.
School Visitor (examining scholar)
"Where Is the North Pole?" "I don't
tnow, sir." "Don't know! Are you
not ashamed that you don't know
where the North Pole ls? "Why, sir,
If Sir John Franklin and Dr. Nansen
and Captains Nares and Markham
couldn't find it, how should I know
where It la?"
Special Cap Sale
At Uerolds.' The second lot of men's,
boys' and children's caps just received
is better than th? la t let that sold
like hot cakes. Tnis lot is the same
price 9 cents for ycur choicj oT capi
worth up to $1.0
But we are still doing:
business at the old stand.
Our stock comprises everything
usually kept in a first-class
drug store. All the leading
Physicians Prescriptions ..
Has a Great Many Troubles On Account
of the Kesemblanee.
A leather merchant named M. Bonier,
who is In business near the Place de
la Republique, is the hero, or the vic
tim, as one likes, of a most remarkable
resemblance to the eminent late dra
matic critic, M. Francisque Sarcey,
says the London Post. M. Bonier has
just been relating his woes to a sym
pathizing Journalist. He cannot, he
says, pass along the street without ob
serving clean-shaven individuals start
and turn pale when their eyes light on
him. But worse things befall M. Bon
ier. In the Rue de Douai a few days
ago a well-dressed young woman faint
ed on perceiving him. When she re
covered she repeated in terror-stricken
accents, "It Is he! It is he!" and the
crowd, mistaking the reason of her
fright, imparted to M. Bonier the In
formation that he was an old rascal
and ought to be ashamed of himself.
Equally amusing was the leather mer
chant's experience at the ambassador's
concert, where M. Sarcey's former foe,
Yvette Guilbert, Is now appearing. The
singer, noticing M. Bonier, recited
some verses on the subject of M. Sar
cey, and by her gestures drew the at
tention of tne audience to his double.
The public were delighted, of course,
but not so M. Bonier, who got up and
left the concert. M. Bonier much re
grets his resemblance to the late critic,
the results of which he declares to be
most annoying to a peacable trades
man. He says that one day he was
asked in the street for a letter of In
troduction to M. Jules Claretie, which
so vexed him that he almost came to
blows with the applicant.
The first attempt at scientific fore
casting of the wc-her wad the result
of a Etorm which. iumg the Crimean
war, Nov. 14. 1S54, almost destroyed
the fleets of France and England. As
a storm had raged several days earlier
in France, investigations were made,
which showed that the two were In re
ality one storm, and that its path
could have been ascertained and the
fleet forewarned in ample time to reach
We offer Obe Hundred Dollars Reward for
any ease of Catnrrh that cannot be cured by
mil ! uanrrn jure.
P. S. CUENEV Sl CO.. Props.. Toledo. O.
We the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
bltn perfectly honorable In all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, To
Waldino. Rinnas & Marniit, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces oi tne system, v rice v.tc. per cot
tie. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Tapestry squares framed In dark,
polished oak or black wood made ex
tremely pretty and inexpensive orna
ments for a tapestry-papered hall,
library or dining room. The subjects
are dainty French scenes such as Lelolr
and Perez depict fair maidens in
panlers and high-heeled slippers, cava
liers in uniform or in three-cornered
tats and brocaded knee breeches, mar
ket places, with an old fountain in the
center, picturesque buildings near by
and quaintly garbed people selling
flowers and fruits, birds, etc. These
really artistic and very decorative pic
tures are sold from $1.50 to $2.50.
New York Commercial Adevrtiser.
In sluggish liver, Ilerbine, 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 een-
eral feeling of aDathy which arise
from disorders of the liver. Price 50c.
F. G. Fricke & Co.
There are few pictures which have
so stirred the heart of humanitv aa
Millet's "Angelus." The girl who sup
plied the model for the woman's figure
was Adele Marier. who constant ! re
appears In the famous French artist's
pictures, it is stated that she retained
no resemblance of the man who posed
with her. He was a mere "waif and
stray," who probably little suspected
that his assumed attitude of prayer
was to b thus immortalized.'
A White Blephant In Paris.
A genuine white elephant or what
passes as such has been presented to
the Parisians by M. Doumer, the
French representative in Siam. Cherie,
as the pachyderm has already been
nicknamed, made her state entry into
Paris a few days ago, being met at the
Garde de Lyon by a distinguished
company. Some little disappointment
was felt when It was observed, as the
traveler stepped on the platform, that
she was scarcely so white as she had
been painted. The prevailing tone of
her complexion Is. indeed, a sort of
patchy red, veiled by a mas3 of grayish
hair, the eyelids and the eyes being
pink. It will be remembered that Bar
num's specimen, "secured at immense
cost," fell equally short of its reputa
tion. As a matter of fact, the Albino
elephant is never really white, but the
deficiency of nature is sometimes made
up for by the aid of art. It is gratify
ing to learn that the guest of the
Jar din dee Plantee has charming man
ners, including a clever habit of kneel
ing and doing obeisance to the French
public. London Chronicle
The modern and most effective cure
for constipation and all liver troubles
the famous little pills known as De
Witt's Little Early Risers. P. G.
Fricke & Co.
Perils of High LI vine -
High living and overeating has
killed many a potentate and monarch.
It carried off Alexander the Great In
I the full flush of bis career. Augustus
Caesar died of it. Henry VIII. died
of overeating and so did George III.
In our day many a maa of millions
has died similarly. William H. Van
derbilt fell dead of heart disease com
plicated with kidney trouble; so did
ex-Gov. Roswell P. Flower. The an
nals of Washington official life are
filled with the deaths of prominent
men who dined unwisely.
Protection from Earthquake Shocks.
In Japan there are pagodas of con
siderable height which have withstood
the effects of frequent earthquake
shocks for centuries. The secret of
their stability is that they are fitted
inside with a heavy timber beam con
struction which hangs from the roof
like a clapper of a bell. On the oc
currence of a shock the effects of the
vibration are wholly counteracted by
this comparatively simple device.
French army omcers report alumi
num cooking utensils employed in the
messes of the rank and file stand the
wear and tear of service very well, suf
fering less than tinned vessels when
overheated. Other observers make the
same report. Aluminum undoubtedly
has a widening prospect of us in the
family as well as in the arts.
For broken limbs, chilblains, burns,
scalds, bruised ebins, sore throat, and
sores of every kind, apply Ballard's
Snow Liniment. It will give immedi
ate relief and heal any wound. Price
25c and 50c. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Shinn keeps a full supply of candies,
fruits and nuts. Perkins house block.
THE PERKINS HOUSE
F. R. GUTHMANN, Prop.
Rates $1 and 51.50 par Day
Comfortably Furnished. ; !-
PLATTSMOUTH, - . NEB
Plattsmouth Coal Yard
IS THE PLACE TO BUY
ALL GRADES OP WOOD.
Hay, Corn, Oats and all Kinds of Feof
Constantly on Hand.
EGEHBERGER 5 TROOf
THIRD AND MAIN-STS.
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