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Alex Schickel state eap'.tal
THE NEWS. Estabislied Nor.5. 1891. - ,,,.. T , luoll
THE UEUALD. fcstablished April 10. 186. f Consolidated Jan- 1.1895.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JANUARY 16. 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 20.
n h s Per den
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 g-ive you an
idea of how cheap we are selling-, we quote prices on a
fl Nice Suit,
Reduced to $6
A Fine Black
Reduced to $7.50
Formerly 50c -Reduced
I 1.1 HU'lfr
A nice Wilson Bros.' Percale Shirt, which fermerly
sold for SI. 25 and Si. 50, goes at $1 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.
'ATTACK ON IVAR OFFICE
Critics Charge Officials With Be
lug Unprepared For War.
TO AII COLORED PEOPLE
I desire to state that I have a well-selected
stock of Watches, Gold Jewelry, Silver
ware and Novelties, which will make suit
Prices will be AWAY DOWN and we
mean to sell the goods if prices will do it.
10 very article guaranteed just as represented.
A Beautiful Medallion given
purchase of $5 or over.
Free with every
B. A. McELWAIN,
Leading and Oldest Jeweler.
THE NEWS does
A BOON TO MANKIND!
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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, 60 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 Dew winter
stuck has arrived, including: Dry
Goods, Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Crockery, Glassware, Flour
and Feed. A square deal to all.
Has new stock, new rig-s and
is prepared better than over
to take care of
fl General Livery Business
Quick trips made to all parts of the
county. Low prices and court
eous treatment assured.
STAPLES SIXTH AJiI T1XK STS.,
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEB.
PAID UP CAPITAL, - S50.000
Otters the very best (acuities lor the
prompt transaction of
Legitimate Banking Business.
STOCKS, bonds, gold, government and local
securities nought and sold. Deposit re
ceived and Interest allowed on the certfl
oates. Drafts drawn, available in any
part of the D. S. and all the principle
towns of Europe. Collections made and
promptly remitted. Highest market
price paid for county warrants, state
and county bonds.
Dovey, D. Hawksworth S. Waugh
F. E. White. G. E. Dovey.
Geo. E. Dovey, Pres., S. Waugh. Cashier,
H. N. Dovev, Asst. Csshler.
Arthur Munger came down from
Omaha last evening' for a short visit
with his frie nd, 411 K-tmsey. lie re
turned home this morning.
Forced to llorrow Maps From Germany
General Garrinirton, Who CouiniandM
the Ilelfast District, Ordered to South
Africa Report General Warren In
Across Tugela Kiver.
London, Jan. 15. The attack upon
the war office and information bureau
of the same has been renewed in sev
eral quarters. It is declared here that
when Churchill, the correspondent.
first arrived at Natal he had maps of
the northern portion of Cape Colony,
procured from foreign sources, better
' than any possessed by the British gen
erals there and loaaed them to the
commanders. Newspapers say that ex
perts in the war office here are op
erating with a large-scale map of
northern Natal printed upon seventy
sheets, which was borrowed from tho
German war office, after the situation
about Glencoe and Lidysmlth became
Port Said. Jan. 15. Charles E. Ma-
crum, formerly United States consul at
Pretoria, left here on board the
steamer Koenig today for Naples, on
his way home.
London, J;m. 15. The war office
has published the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts, dated Capetown,
January 15, 6:20 p. nr:
" J? rencn reports that a reconnois
sance yesterday (Sunday) shelled the
Coles berg road bridge. No casualties.
"Melhuen and Gatacre no change."
Ramor Buller Loses Again.
London, Jan. 15. A telegram from
Newport, Wale8,says Rutherford Har
ris, formerly resident director in
South Africa of the British South
Africa company, has received a cable
gram to the effect that General Duller
has suffered another reverse.
The war office has no information to
enable it to confirm or deny the dis
patch said to have been . received by
Mr. Rutherford Harris.
Later Mr. Harris denied having re
ceived the telegram referring to the
alleged repulse of General Buller.
Major General Sir Fr. derick Gar-
rington.the well known South African
officer, until now commander of the
Belfast district, has been ordered to
vtasnington Delivers an Ad
dress at Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 14. Hundreds of col
ored people of Chicago crowded into
Bethel church today to hear Booker
T. Washington discuss tha movement
for a new fraternal insjraoce organiza
tion for colored people. Among those
seated on the rostrum were Ilev. Jen
kin Lloyd Jones', Ktbbi Emil G.
Hirsch, State's Attorney Charles II.
Deneen, Judge C. C. Kohlsaat, Judge
Orrin C. Carter, Judge Richard Tut
hill, Patrick H. O Donnell and Miss
Prof. Washington said:
ANXIETY IS INTO
British Public Awaits the le
sult of Buller's Movements.
Cavalry Reconnolters Id Free State Gen
era! French la I'nable to Outflank the
Hot-m Advances With Cavalry and
Artillery to Bombard Laager Near
Coles be re;.
LONDON, Jan. 11 The Post mili
tary expert says: "The absence of
news from General Buller is not re
assuring. The censor may have
"In seeking to give encouragement 1 8topPed the correspondents and the
to this movement I do 6o because it is onlJhypothesis is that the general has
in line with the teaching to which mv 1 8ent a message which the government
life is largely devoted that of helping doe8 not think it expedient to publish.'
- Are Past
the race to prepare itself for industry
and business, to exercise their influence
and economy to save money, to help
lay up something for a Tainy day.
Neither actively, officially or finan
cially can I enter into the business of
this organization, for I am'determined
to let nothing draw me aside from the
work that I have undertaken for the
elevation of our people through the
medium of the Tuskegee Normal and i8 J01 news, there can be no attempt
A victory now would go far to p'ace j
the issue of the war beyond a doubt.
A failure would be very grave, as it j
would compromise, bevond hone, the
troops with Genaral White and could
not be remedied, except by a new cam
paign, vbich cannot be opened for
Williams, the Leader's expert says:
"If anyone says no news from Tugela
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 . .
Industrial institute at Tuskegee, Ala.
'I am glad to have a part in this
meeting for the special reason that
more and more each year the problem
confronting our race in these large
northern cities is going to become an
important one. The negro who comes
at denial here. It is certain that up
to 8:30 p. m. last night Field Marshal
Roberts had no news, good or bad, to I
send from Capetown."
Other experts follow the same gen
eral line. Anxiety over the reBult of
General Buller's movement is iccreas-
from the south to Chicago,forexample, lDS hourly in London. There is an
nnds certain advantages which are
not offered to him io the fcoutb. At
the same time he finds certain disad
vantages. He meets with severe and
often almost cruel competition. I have
said more than once that I believe that
our people cao sooner conquer preju-
unusual number of men about the clubs
and all news centers until late in the
morning hours waiting for reports,
Colenso Is Deserted.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail, dated
Jauuary 15, from Pietermariizburg,
says: Sir Charles Warren marched
dice in the south than northern compe- I with 11,000 men eastward from Frere,
Ki:i:ilNCJ AFTKIt FILIPINOS
Otlrt Reports on Operations of Troops
South of Manila.
Washington, Jan. 15. The war
department today received the follow
ing report from General Otis:
"Manila, Jan. 15 Bolomen and
armed insurgent?, robbers from Zam
beles mountains attacked by two com
panies, Twenty fifth infantry, O'Neil
commanding, at Ib January 6, driv
ing and pursued them with lo3s to
them of fifty men, no American casual
ties. Schwan's troops east and south
of Santo Tomas, Batansa9 yesterday.
Cheatham's battalion of the Thirty
seventh struck the enemy east of Santo
on Santo Tomas on Pablo road.
Enemy left five dead on the field, cav
alry soon appearing pursued the force
eastward; no report of result Cheat
ham's casualties one wounded. Ander
son, Thirty Eighth, enroute to Li pa
yesterday struck insurgents a few
miles south of Santo Tomas, drove
them through Li pa to Rosario; enemy's
loss twenty dead and wounded, sixty
Spanish prisoners released and $20,000
captured. Schwan has liberated about
200 Spanish prisoners who are now
enroute to Manila. Anderson's casual
ties yesterday one rain killed, two
wounded; Wheaton's force actively
operating in western Cvite and Ba-
tacgo provinces; all important towns
held and constant patrolling, great
many Filipinos returned to homes be
lieved to be insurgent deserters.
Manila, Jan. 15. 5:45 p. m Part of
General John C. Bates' troops are
operating about Lake Taal. The in
surgents continue to retreat south.
Colonel Hayes, with the Fourth cav
alry, is supposed to have reached Lipa
where many Spanish prisoners are
Colonel Anderson, with the Thirty-
eighth infanty, took Talisay on the
north shore of the lake with but little
Major Cheatham, with a battalion of
the Thirty-seventh, on bis way to San
Pablo, dispersed 4C9 insurgents, whom
the cavalry are pursuing toward Alam
A troon of the Third cayalrv lost
two men killed and three wounded in
an encounter with the insurgents near
San Fernando de La Union, January 12.
Tennessee Alan as a Shooter.
Helknwood, Tenn., Jan. 14. At
Almy, four miles from here, Andy
Chitwood, a highly respected young
man, was shot and instantly killed
last night by Elvin Philips.
The men Lad quarreled over some
change. Philips was a member of the
Fourth Tennessee infantry.
While at Onedia last week be shot a
drummer's valise to pieces and the
same day shot a man named Chambers.
Saturday he shot at Charles Keelon,
held up tha Paint. Rock engine that
carries the mail from the mines to
Onedia and at 10 p. m. killed Chit
wood. At a late hour tonight Philips
had not been captured.
Taken Up A stray hog. Owner re
quested to notify me. Frank Johnson,
"The young colored man coming to
Caicago from our southern states not
only has to meet severe competition,
but he finds himself subjected to te ro
tations which do not surround him in
his southern home. All these consid
erations make it most important that
any organizition in the north that has
for its object the encouragement of
our people in the direction of thrift
and economy, the exercise of which
gives Ihera opportunity and encourage
ment to 6civo money, should receive
our special care and earnest considera
tion. "The neg'-o in the north, as elso-
where.will prosper in proportion as ho
learns to do some one thing well
learns to do it bettor than nny one
else; in proportion as he learns to put
brains, skill and dignity in the com
mon occupations of life.
''Afewdavs ago I was askod by a
gentleman in tho north in what man
ner could tho negro of the south be
protected. My answer was:
" 'Assist us in making the negro the
most useful man in his community.'
"Usefulness will constitute our al
most lasting and potent protection,
whether we live in the north or
by way of Weenan. His scouts found
no sign of tho enemy at Grobler's
kloof and Colenso was ascerfained to
There are rumors that the Boors are
preparing to leave Natal, discouraged
by their failure to reduce Ladysmith.
All the colonial and irregulars have
been placed under General Warren's
Among the Free Staters killed in
the attack on Ladysmith on January 6
was Commandant De Villiers, who,but
for his well known friendliness to
England, would have beca commander-
in-chief of the Free SU:tc forces
The Standard publisher the follow
ing from Lidjpmith, dated- Thursday,
January II, by htl U g' .: ph, via W'ecdec:
"Tho Boors :ire fortifying positions
north atuJ wert of Ladysmith, doubt
less with a view of srruripg a safe line
of retreat should their opposition to
General Buller's advance fail. They
still surround Ludysmith in large
numbers and m:iy bj contemplating
"It is known, however,that they are
greatly depressed by their heavy
losses. "Prior to Satu-day they were
perfectly confident of their ability to
defeat the garrison hnd take posses
rion of the town."
About the biggest clothes wringers
made have twenty-four-inch rolls.
such wringers being UBed in laundries
and operated by power. Some tiny
little wringers have rolls four or five
Inches in length. They are perfectly
modeled and complete in every detail;
they are turned out to be simply sam
ples, or they may be used in a show
window, to attract the eyes. Anchors
are made that weigh 7.000 pounds and
upward; and then they are made of
many sizes less than this. A man
who saw in a water-front window a
slick little plated, stockless anchor,
weighing two or three pounds, that a
man could carry in his pocket, won
dered what sort of boat that was for.
and that he found was just a sample
to show the anchor by, and how it
worked, and it served to draw atten
tion in a window.
Satro and the Livery Owner.
Kansas City Independent: The late
millionaire, Alfred Sutro, upon one
occasion was unable to hire a team in
a country town because he "was not a
responsible party." "How much do
you want for your team?" asked Su
tro. "Five hundred dollars." and I
will buy it back at the same price
when you return," was the reply. The
money was paid over and the capital
ist drove off. In a week he returned,
had the rig examined, and received
back his $500. "Hold on," said the
proprietor, "you owe me $30 for the
use of the te-.m. "Never pay for the
use of my own team." replied Sutro,
as he walked away.
Many an innocent little darling is
suffering untold agony and cannot ex
plain its troubles. Mark your child's
symptoms, you may find it troubled
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BRITISH ISLES' SEVEN TONGUES
That Number of Languages Spoken,
Counting- the Channel Islands.
Seven languages are still alive in the
British isles: in England, English with
Its three chief and many subordinate
dialects; in Scotland, Gaelic; in Ire
land, Erse; In Wales, Welsh; In the
isles of Man, Manx; in the channel Is
lands, a form of old Norman French,
and modern French. The Gaelic, Erse,
Welsh and Manx do not differ very
much In essentials. They are all forms
of one original language, of which an
other form, the Cornish, was still
spoken less than 120 years ago. The
Norse language survived in parts of the
Shetland isles as late as the end of the
last century and many words of it are
still in use in that part of the kingdom.
In some baronies of Wexford a very
ancient form of English, dating proba
bly from the time of the earliest Eng
lish settlers in Ireland, existed till
quite recently. In the north of Ire
land, Lowland Scotch, more antiquated
than any now spoken in Scotland itself,
is still used among the descendants of
the Scotch settlers of the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries. The ordin
ary "brogue" of lrelar.d is In many
cases merely the sixteenth century
English pronunciation. And many
Irishisms, commonly supposed to be
mistakes, are expressions formerly In
every-day use in England, but now
obsolete there, though they have sur
vived in Ireland in the form in which
they were originally introduced.
To Protect Cuban Forests.
HAVANA, Jan. 15. General Ruis
Rivera, secretary of the agriculture,
industry and commerce, has addiessed
a communication to General Wood, ad
vising that steps betaken immediately
to protect Cuban forests belonging to
the public domain.
He urges that ho bo empowered to
appoint six inspectors at a salary of
$2,000 each, with instructions to locate
public property and to consult with
the officers of the rural guard in the
various provinces as to the best meth
ods of preserving the trees which are
now being used at the pleasure of the
first person who desires to cu. them,
the result being in many parts of the
island a wholesale destruction of
Elopers Dodge Rullets.
Hiekue, S. D., Jan. 15. Tom Con
don, a cowboy from the Sioux range,
was married here today to Miss Lillie
Wilson. The parents of the young
ladv were decidedly opposed to the
match and when Condon and the girl
started from the ranch in a buggy the
father sent after them a half dozen
Winchester shots. Arriving here
they had trouble in securing a license,
as there was only one to testify as to
the girl's age, but the matter was fin
ally arranged and two mere hearts
have a legal right to beat as one.
Dark Lightning Flashes.
Lord Kelvin once wrote from Aix-les-
iiains: "Last night during a thunder
storm in which brilliant flashes sin
gle, double, triple, or quadruple fol
lowed one another at intervals, I was
surprised to see with great vividness
on a suddenly Illuminated sky two
nearly vertical lines of darkness, lack
or ordinary Jagged appearance. I re
member to have seen two real flashes
of just' the same shapes and relative
positions and I concluded that the
black flashes were due to thtir residual
Influence on the retina. I turned my
eyes from the dark sky outside to an
illuminated wall Inside the house, and
I again saw the same flash."
J. I. Bevry, Loganton, Pa., writes,
I am willing to take my oath that I
was cured of pneumonia entirely by
the use of One Minute Cough Cure
after doctors failed. It also cured my
children of whooping cough." Quickly
relieves and cures coughs, colda,croup,
grip and throat and lung troubles.
Obildren all like it. Mothers endorse
it. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Bmaliaat t'arrent Coin In Europe.
The sinalk-t current foln in Europe
at the present time ano rhf? one having
the least value is the Greek lepton.
The lepton Is, according to the decimal
monetary syste, current in all coun
tries belonging to the Latin union.
Some idea of this modest little disk
of copper may be gathered from the
fact that the lepton is the one-hundredth
part of a drachma. The Greek
drachma usually passes for the same
value that a franc piece does; that is,
it is about equal to 20 cents of our
The Barrel U.gan In Church.
To attend a church where the music
la supplied by a barrel organ must be
very like stepping into a bygone cen
tury, but it i3 sn experience which the
parishioners of Trottiscliff a Kentish
village within twenty-five miles of
London can every week enjoy. Its ad
herence to oid customs may be par
doned, for a church was standing at
the time of the Domesday book, and
the existing chancel is more than 800
years old. Its pulpit is one that stood
In Westminster abbey until 1824. The
musical capabilities of a barrel organ
are limited, but the parishioners of
Trottiscliff have a choice of sixty, there
being six barrels, each supplying ten
tunes most of them very old fash
ioned. Notes and Queries.
" lux)l In Samoa.
There ate i'UO private schools on the
Islands. 1 he twenty buildings on the
800 acres of tlie Malua Training insti
tution, whirh is twenty miles from
Apia, were all erected by the students,
under the direction of their teachers.
Fifty acres of the property has been
cultivated, and 900 cocoanut and 1,200
bread-fruit trees have been set out.
The food supply for the institution is
obtained from the neighboring waters.
ttuuuiiu in lish. Each
"""aics garuen and raises
cane, yams, bananas and taro.
He Believed If.
"Do you believe In second sight?"
iaquired the Boston schoolteacher of
the Kansas farmer. "I should say I
did," replied the whiskered son of toiL
"Yes, an third an' fourth site, too.
Why, bless your heart, since th cy
clone season sot In that house of mine
has been on five different sites, an no
two of 'em identical." Cleveland
Foreigners In Japan.
Japanese statistical tables indicate
that there are a little more than ten
thousand foreign residents in the em
pire, nearly one-half of them being
Chinese. There are 2.118 British, 1.076
Americans, 523 Germans, 491 French,
297 Russians, the remainder being
represented by small groups of differ
ent nationalities. On the other hand,
the number of Japanese living abroad
is not far from sixty thousand, the
largest share in Hawaii and Corea. Of
Japanese students abroad, numbering
about twenty-seven hundred, the
United States receives 2.178.
Feed Their Soldiers Well.
The British soldier is the best fed
ii dividual of his class in Europe. He
receives for his daily ration 16 ounces
o: bread, iz ounces oi meat, 2 ounces
of rice, 8 ounces of dried vegetables.
16 ounces of potatoes, and once a week
week he receives two ounces of salt,
four ounces of coffee and nine ounces
An English process for compressing
flour into blocks in molds, is said to
render it less liable to atmospheric and
insect damages, without Impairing Its
bread-making qualities, and it requires
A New Salad.
Pineapples, cherry and sweet apples
chopped and mixed with mayonnaise
dressing and served in tomato cases is
a new salad.
The modern and most effective cure
for constipation and all liver troubles
the famous little pills known as De-
Witt's Little Early Risers. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
FILE YOUR WANTS.
(Special notices under this head will be charged
for at the rate of one-half cent per word
for each insertion.)
Berlin's Mall Automobiles.
The postofPce of Berlin has just put
Into i actical use six of the "Loutzkl
automobiles." A large additional num
ber of these horseless wagons are un
der construction at the works of the
Gesellschaft fur Automobile Wagen
bau, which is a good proof that this
system of mail delivery has come to
stay in uerniany and ceased to be an Martin.
experiment Several other large cities ' - IiKri.n T ; ttJ :
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Plattsmouth Coal Yard
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