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EMI" WlEEKJLY NEW
TIIR NKWH. Kstablnhed Not. 6, 1891. ,....
TUK llhltALIi. hntablitthed April 10. 1S04. f Consolidated
Jan. 1, 1805.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JANUARY 19. 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 21.
Owin 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 SI. 50, goes at Si and SI. 25. Gloves
and Caps at your own price. Come in and see what we
can do for 3Tou. No Trouble to Show Goods.
JOB & BRAJSK,
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.
Kvery article guaranteed just as repre
sented. A Beautiful Medallion given Free with every
purchase of S5 or over.
B. A. McELWAIN,
Th? Leading and Oldest Jeweler.
A BOON TO MANKIND!
DR TABLER'S BUCKEYE
ui m- 3j w
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.
JAKES 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 he pleased. Our new winter
stock has arrived, including: Dry
Goods, Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Crockery, Glassware, Flour
mid Feed. A square deal to all.
F. S. WHITE,
Has new stock, new rigs and
is prepared better than ever
to take care of
A General Llvem Business
Quick trips made to all parts of the
county. Low prices and court
eous troatment assured.
STABLES SIXTH A.SD YISE STS.,
Reduced to 35c
OF PJLiATTSMOUTH. NEB.
PAID UP CAPITAL. - $50,000
Offers the very best facilities lor the
prompt transaction of
Legitimate Banking Business.
STOCKS, bonds, (fold, government and local
eourltlea nought and sold. Deposits re
ceived and Interest allowed on the pert fl
oats. Drafts drawn, available In any
part of the U. S. 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. Hawisworth 5. Waugh
F. K. White. G. E. Dorey.
Geo. E. Dovey, Pres., S. Wangh, O ashler.
H. N. Ootbt. Asst. Cashier.
Hon. J. G. Blair, a leading attorney
of Northeastern Missouri, is in the
city for a visit with his son. Professor
Blair, the magnetic healer.
aa-J Ul I k ;B - I I I- M t-. M
A BIG BATTLE IS DUE
In Position to Strike u
to Itelieve LadvHinltii.
Kitfitijr'H l'onltlon I lielug HumlMtrdetl
aittac-r KeportH Movt-uient of Tniup.
lu Vicinity of StcrkHtrout Ixudon
Military Kxp-rt t'oiillilrnt HritWIi Mill
London, Jan. 18. The Lon
don Morning Post's war critic
writes In the issue of today (Friday):
'The exDected battle was not fought
yesterday (Thursday), but it can hardly
be delayed beyond tod A3'.
"General IJuller has five-sixths of
his force with him and will strike with
all his might. The plan is to flank the
new position prepared by the Boers
and to attack tho enemy from the
west and south in the trenches they
hold north of the Tugela river."
Kuuior of ICflief ut Ladymuitli.
London, Jan. 18. The rumor early
this morning that Ladysmith had been
relieved after the battle the war office
would not conGrm or deny. The clerk
on duty said the rumor was premature,
but he hoped it was true. Figuring on
the latest positions with maps the ex
perts think Warren was about seven
teen miles from Wbite's outposts late
London. Jan. 19. 12:30 a. m. At
midnight the war office announced
that it had no further news for publi
When questioned with regard to the
rumored British victory and the relief
of Ladysmith the officials replied that
they had received no information to
bear out either feature of the rumor
and were inclined to think that serious
fighting must precede tbe relief of the
A special from Durban, dtted Wed
nesday, bays: Advises from Potgiet-
eredrift, dated yesterday (Tuesday),
say that Sir Charles Warren has ar
rived within seventeen miles of Lady
smith and that the British wounded
are arriving at Mooi River hospital by
every train, indicating that there has
been severe fighting. Neither report
is yet confirmed.
LONDON, Jan. 18. The Leader ex
pert predicts that General Bullers
force is able and willing to threaten
both passes to the Orange Free State
and the roads to Ladysmith. lie de
clares they are iu a po-ition to flank
the Boer entrenchments on the point
and west of Potgietersdrif t and ex
pects Generals White and Buller to
ioin forces in a day or two without
Ilattle KxpecteI Today.
London, Jn. 19. 4. a. m. Military
critics in affiliation with the war office
consider that the expected bittle south
and west of Ladysmith can hardly be
delaved bevond today. From Durban
it is reported that fighting has already
bgun. General iuller's forces in the
flanking operation across the Tugela
are some 1,300 or 1,400 bayonets The
disposition of his other 15,000 or 20,000
men is not known, but the assumption
is that the whole army will be in ac
tion when the hour for combined move
Three weeks ago General Buller had
30,000 men. Considerable reinforce
ments have since reached him, giving
him probibly 85,000 men and eighty
guns all told. Estimates as to how
many men and guns the Boers have to
oppose him are mere guess work.
In not replying to General Lytle
ton's shelling they are using the tac
tics that proved so successful In the
battle of Magersfontein and Cdenso,
lying low in their trenches, hoping
thus to conceal their precise position
until the infantry advances.
General Wheeler Forfeits Seat.
New York. Jan. 18. A special to
the Times from Washington says: if
General Joseph Wheeler expects to
return to Washington to take a scat in
congress without further formality, it
looks as if he would meet with disap
pointment. Inquiry has been made
since the announcement that he has
been relieved from further duty in the
Philipines and it is found that there is
general agreement on both sides of
the house tint it has been clearly
shown by the examination of the case
of Low and other piecedents that he
has forfeited his right to a seat in con
gress and that the only thing opea to
him is to go bick to his district and
seek re-election if he desires to con
tinue service in congress.
Customs Receipts at Havana.
Washington', J in. 18. According
to a statement issued by the War de
partment the customs receipts at the
port of Havana for tbe year ending
December 31, are $14 072,114,79. Tbe
'otal value of imports into the port of
Havana for the eleven months ending
November, 1899. was $52,189,738. Of
this amount $7,658,438 was gold and
silver co n. The total of imports from
the United States was $19,746,318. The
total amount of import duty collected
during tbe year 1899 was $8,500,5S2.
There Is & Class of People
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently, there has been placed in all
the grocery stores a new preparation
called Grain-O, made of pure grains,
that takes the pl'ce of coffee. The
most delicate stomach receives it with
out distress, and but few can tell it
from coffee. It does not cost over one
fourth as much. Children may drink'
It with great benefit. 15c and 25c per
package. Try it. Ask for Grain-O.
TO PENSION VOLUNTEERS.
Nearly All the Members of One Krg-Uurut
Washington, Jan. 18. A large
number of claims for pensions are be
ing received by the pension office as a
rebult of the Spanish war. Statistic
prepared by the bureau show that the
percentage of applications from volun
teers is much larger than from the I
regulars. The battle of San Juan was
selected by the bureau as basis for
calculation, as tbe greatest number of
calculations occurred there. There
were 192 regulars killed, 1,097
wounded and fifty-five missing. Claims
for pensions from the regular army
At that battle thirty-four volunteers
were killed, 177 wounded and forty-five
missing. The claims for pension
from volunteers number 3,558. There
were twenty-three regiments of regu
lars and three bitttries engaged In
this fight, as against nine regiments
One regiment lost none in killed
wounded or missing, but has 912 appli
catiojs for pensions.
HE WILL FIGHT NO MOKE.
President Said to Favor Wheeler's Retire
ment as a Hrigadier.
Washington, Jan. 17. It is aaid at
the War department that there is no
special significance in the fact that
General Wheeler has been relieved
from further military duty in the Phil
ippines and ordered home. Although
he made no complaint,it is understood
that active duty in the field has under
mined General Wheeler's health and
that it was dangerous for him to re
main in the tropical climate of the
Philippines much longer.
While it is not officially admitted
that General Wheeler has resigned
his commission, it is s'ated positively
that if has taken such a step the presi
dent wiil suspend actijn until he has
had an opportunity to confer with him
on the subject, with a view to dissuad
ing him from such a course. He is
nearly sixty-four years of age, the
statutory limit of active service in the
rmv, and but for that fact would
have been appointed a brigadier gen
eral in the regular army.
The president is said to favor legis
lation authorizing the appointment of
General Wheeler, General Lee and
perhaps one or two other brigadier
generals on the retired list in acknowl
edgement of their faithful services to
the country during and since the
Spanish war. It is said that is one of
the reasons why he is summoned
home at this time" His orders, which
were iscujd several days ago, require
him to cojae to Washingtcn.by way of
San Francisco, for consultation with
the secretary of w.ir.
THE CHINESE AMBITION.
It Is to Save Money to Spend In China
A somewhat superfluous law in this
country shuts out John Chinaman from
citizenship. That is no grief to John.
He doesn't yearn for the enlightenment
of western civilization typified by for
eign devils who attempt to restrict his
use of opium and even go so far as to
deny him the right of gambling. What
he wants to do is to live here on 20
cents a day, while making $2 a day,
and, as soon as he gets enough sur
plus, go back to his ancestral halls,
where he can support a family in great
comfort on something like 12 cents a
day. The copyright on this article
doesn't prohibit persons with a taste
for mathematics from using these fig
ures as a basis for calculating how
long it will be before, under present
conditions, America has a permanent
Chinese population. Of course, John
sometimes marrie3 here and settles
down. His wife may be a Chinese
woman, to whom he was betrothed
years before, when &he was a baby, an i
Who comes over novo in the steer.-go
and under chapci cringe to nilfil!
obligation entererl Lito by her iwru .
and to find herself th3 center o: tu
sidsrable celebrations, exUr.U.n'i
through the streets of ihe quarter. In
the last wedding oi this sort the br-dJ
waa 21 and the bridegroom 51. Tin
betrothal had lasted sinre her second
year. More often the bride is one oi
the debauched victims of the quarter.
and the wedding ceremony is after the
American custom, tor which the Chin
aman has little regard. It matters the
less in that the wife commonly died
in a year or two, rarely leaving any
offspring. Opium does it. To the
Mongolian it is one cf the blessings oi
life. To the Caucasian it is mental,
moral, and physical decay, then insan
ity; then death. There Is a third class
of marriages not pleasant to contem
plate the union of Chinamen to
young Sunday school teachers. There
was a time, not lor.g ago, when associ
ations of this kind resulted in several
weddings. Many more might have fol
lowed had not seeral outspoken and
conrageous clergymen delivered warn
ings from the pulpit of the folly and
danger of such alliances; whereupon
they were, as a mutter of course, de
nounced in round terirs from many
other pulpits as enemies to the propa
gation of the Christian faith. Leslie's
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 $600, payable weekly. Desira
ble employment with unusual oppor
tunities. References exchanged. En
close self-addressed stamped envelope.
A. Park, 320 Caxton Building, Chi
Shinn keeps a full supply of eatidies,
fruits and nuts. Perkins house blcck
VICTORIES ON PAPEH.
Loudon War Expert Tells What
Itullcr 31 ay Have Done.
Secure Two 1'asHHKeH of Tiifcela May
Have Suffered Small Kcvere on 111
tight Wing Oeneral Warren Crosses
tlie Tugela I'utler a Hot ami Heavy
Fire From the Kiiemy.
London, Jan. 17. The anxiety in
reeard to General Duller is steadily
increasing. The public and most of
the war experts are inclined to take a
gloomy view of the situation. Will
iam?, the Leader's expert, says:
"Floods in the Tugela river may
have pos'poned the action. We men
tioned inurbuay r.s the day upon
which news would be officially pro
mulgated. Our own information goes
only till Monday night. It is to the
effect that Warren holds the" Tugela
"The war office will probably com
municate this statement to the record
ers and comment ttors simultaneously
with the news of the relief of Lady
smith. We are bound to say that the
midnight bulletin of the war office
made a bad impression, It is as cer
tain as anything well can bo that Dul
ler has secured by yesterday morning
the two pistages across the upper Tu
gela. He mty have pushed forward
and been defeated later.
lIt is not impossible that he may
have had a small reverse on his right,
where ho could not be very strong, but
it is just as likely ha is steadily push
ing on toward his goal. If there
should have been another reverse.
tha shock will be folt ali the more by
the country on account of the nppre
hensions excited by the maladroit
wording of the midnight placard."
London, Jan. 18. The Tim;s pub
lishes the following dispatch from
Spearman's Farm, dated January 17,
9:30 p. ni.:
The force marched westward on
January 10. Lord Dundonald, by a
dashing movement, occupied the hills
above Pietgierdrift, fifteen miles west
of Colenso, taking tho Djers com
pletely by surprise.
The same evening the iofantry fol
lowed. General Lytleton's brigade
crossed the river ypt"rdny, nnd today
shelled tho Duer tre-ches beyond with
General W.-irre" is row crossing
TricharJe diift, li , e miles above. He
is not opposed, nltheugh are holding a
position five miles from the river."
London, Jin. 18, 5:25 a. m. The
other morning ppers are out with
extra editions confirming the dispatch
from Spearman's Farm to the Times.
Tho Daily Teh graph's correspond
ent, under yesterday's date, says:
"I am permitted to wire from Spear
man's Farm that General Ly tie ton
yesterday fordid Pietgiersdrift and
captured, with little opposition, a line
of low ridges a mile from there. Dur-
ng the night a howitzer btttery was
carried across. Joday. from Mount
Alice, near Swartzkop hill, naval guns
effectually shelled the Boer position,
which is strong.
"General Warren also today crossed
the Tugela six miles further to the
west, near Wagondrift, with all arms,
n the face of a hot and heavy fire
from Boer cannon and rifles. He has
effected a most satisfactory lodgement
two miles further on toward Sproen
kop." A dispatch to the Dally News from
Spearman's Farm describes Lord Dun
donald's advance to Swartzkop hill,
commanding Pietgiersdrift, and says:
General Lytleton's brigade was
sent to hold a position on Swartzkop
hill. L3aving a strong force to hold
Colenso arsd General Hildyard's brig
ade at Springfield, our whole force ad
vanced without delay. The ferry pont
at Pietgiers was on the further side of
the river. LTeatenant Carlisle and
five men swam the river and brought
After a four days' halt on" the south
side of the Tugela, our advance north
ward began January 16. General Ly
tleton's brigade crossed the drift that
evening and held the kopje3 on our
"Sir Charles Warren't division has
made an attack on the enemy's left.
The column is now crossing th
A Yachting Suit.
The newest thing in yachting suits
Is one of white duck, with a band of
pale blue linen around the skirt, head
ed with four rows of very narrow
white braid. A panel effect in front
fs simulated with bands of the blue
outlined with braid.
The tight-fittins waist has a box
plait In the back and the front fastens
with Interlacing tans of blue, buttoned
with small pearl buttons. The notched
sailor collar is of blue, trimmed wftb
four rows of white braid. The blue
cuffs have the Interlacing tabs, fas
tening with pearl buttons. The edge
of the waist is defined with a band of
blue, outlined with the braid. The
plain high collar is of white, showing
a line of blue at the top and a small
American flag ornaments the center
of the plain white co!lare.tta, and a
similar decoration is on the top of the
January Dreen Goods Sale
at Wm. Her old & Son's. 15 per cent
discou it, without reserve, on any
piece of dress goods in our stock dur
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
Goring & Co.
AFRICA IN THE NEXT CENTURY
Dark Continent ! Vaderft-olng
From the Forum: The twentieth
century Africa promises startling con
trasts when compared with the Africa
of the nineteenth century. With an
area four times as great as that of the
United States, a population of 150,000,
000, a soil and climate capable of in
finite variety of production, a rapidly
expanding commerce, and the greatest
known supplies of ivory, gold and dia
monds. Its development under the mod
ern methods which are now being ap
plied to it is practically assured. The
home of the oldest civilization. It is
the last of the continents to yield to
the touch of the newest civilization.
But yesterday enveloped in darkness
of mystery without and iernorance
within, it is today illuminated by the
searchlight of modern methods, and as
Its importance and attractions are be
ing recognized, with this recognition
must come development. With 2,000,
000 Europeans scattered over its vast
area, acquainting themselves with Its
natural conditions and requirements,
with the steamer, the railroad, the tele
graph and the telephone carrying light
and knowledge and civilization to Its
darkest corner, Africa cannot long re
main unknown or unknowing. It was
only after the explorers Livingstone,
Speke, Stanley and others had dis
covered, through persistent and heroic
effects, that there existed vast navig
able water ways above the falls near
the mouths of the great streams which
flow from the interior that European
nations awoke to the physical and
commercial possibilities of Africa, and
then, in a twinkling, the dark continent
was seized upon and divided up and
became, as by magic, a vast European
"hinterland." Between 1884 and 1898
an area two and a half times the size
of the United States, and containing a
population of 100,000,000, was par
celed out by an agreement or the Eu
ropean powers. At present scarcely a
foot of African territory remains un
claimed. How's Thin.
We offer Obe Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cu red by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. S. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo. O.
We the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable In all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by their firm.
West & Xbuax, Wholesale Druggists, To
Waldino. Kiktnan & Marnin, Wholesale
Druireists. Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally
acting directly upou the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bot
tle. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Uvea of Birds.
A French authority on the subject
has just concluded some remarkable
Investigations into the lives of animals
and birds. He finds that the averaga
life of a swan ranges from 250 to 200
years. Eagles, kites and falcons live
over 150 years. An eagle died at Ber
lin in 1819 which was taken captive In
1715, when it was evidently already
many years old, and a white-headed
kite died at the castle of Schoenbrun
in 1824, which was captured in Austria
in 1706, having thus passed 118 years
in captivity. Sea and marsh dwelling
birds live during several generations of
humanity, and ducks and cuckoos are
equally long-lived. Rooks and crows
frequently exceed 100 years of life,
and though magpies in captivity rare
ly live more than twenty or twenty-
five years, they are thought to live, In
freedom, to a great age.
IlnahtleM Remem fre't.
The "Advocate of India'' tells of a
curious way of rejoicing. The Xawab
of Rampore beiiig ules.-:cd with a
daughter, rejoicing were taking piace
In his state, and a week's pay was de
ducted from every state official la
commemoration of the event.
BcMtoo'i BrltUh-Amerlcan Residents.
There are in Boston 44,207 persons
born in British America, including On
tario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
Prince Edward island and Newfound
land. Members of the St. Mary Catholic
church will give a fair at the German
hall on Friday and Saturday evenings,
January 19 and 20. Many dainty
things will be raffled off. Good music;
good time. Come all.
About the biggest clothes wringers
made have twenty-four-inch rolls,
such wringers being used 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, stocklesa anchor,
weighing two or three pounds, that a
man could carry in his pocket, won
dered what sort of boat that was for,
an.' that he found was just a sample
to slnw the anchor by, and how It
worked, and it served to draw atten
tion in a window.
Many an innocent little darling is
rfutToring untold agony and cannot ex
plain its troubles. Mark your child's
symptoms, you may find it troubled
with worms; give it White's Cream
Vermifuge and restore it to quietness
and health. Price 2o cents. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
Lifted A-roH the Mountain.
It is a remarkable fact that water
which flows naturally Into the gulf of
California and thence into the Pacific
ocean has been virtually lifted across
the backbone of the Rocky mountains
and now, after being used for irriga
tion, finds its way to the gulf of Mexi
co. A number of email streams on
the other side of Ixmg's peak, which
flow Into Grand lake and thence Into
the Colorado river, have been diverted
by a ditch that finds its way through a
pass 10,000 feet hi;h Into the head
waters of the Poudre. Some 400 cuble
feet per second have thu3 been di
verted from the Pacific to the Atlantic
elope, where the water Is used for Irri
gating additional farms in Larimer
county. It is not strictly correct to
say that this water has been lifted
across the nnge, but a feat of sinuous
engineering has diverted it.
Tho Itoyal Neighbors will give a
progressive high five party at Fitz
gerald's hall, Wednesday evening,Feb.
7. Admission, 10 cents, refreshments
Is based on scien
tific formula, su
perior quality of
the care and skill
with which it is
Plattsmouth Coal Yard
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