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PLATTSMOUTHTNEB. . JANUARY 26. 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 23.
1 20 10 25 to M Dial ! 1
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 $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.
JOB & FRA.JSTK,
I desire to state that I have a well-selected
stock of Watches, Gold Jewelry, Silver
ware and Novelties, which will make suit
able. Birthday Gifts..
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, x
The Leading and Oldest Jeweler.
A BOON TO MANKIND!
DR TABLER'S BUCKEYE
01 Fig 20. cj
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 Halo Street, ST. LOUIS, UO.
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 haa arrived, including Dry
Goods, Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Crockery, Glassware, Flour
and Feed. A square deal to all.
F. S. WHITE,
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.
KTVULF.S SIXTH AM) TINE STS
Reduced to 35c
1 - - -
OF PL-A.TT8MOUTH, NEB.
PAID UP CAPITAL.
Offer the very Best facilities lor the
prompt transaction o(
Legitimate Banking Business.
STOCKS, bonds, gold. government and loc a
eourltles nought and sold. Deposits re
ceived and Interest allowed on the oertfi
oatea. Drafts drawn, available In any
part of the TJ. 8. and all the principle
towas of Europe. Collections made and
promptly remitted. Highest market
price paid for county warrants, state
ad oanty bonds.
H. K. Ojvey. D. Hawksworth S. Waugh
F. E. White. G. E. Dover.
Geo. E. Dovey. Free., 5. Waugh. Cashier.
H. N. Ootbt. A-tst. Cashier.
1 M iAM
I To PATENT Good Ideas
may be secured by
our aid. Address,
THE PATENT RECORD,
Sabacrlpuoas to patent Record 91M per mn.
MAKE A NIGHT ATTACK!
General Warren Succeeds In Oc
Bailer T-l graphs Sueccsa la Won by a
II envy Loss of Men General Wood
gate Is Seriously Wounded Difficulties
. Will Increase the British Advance
No Thought of Retreat.
Spearman's Fakm. Jan. 23, 10 a. m.
Following is a general description of
the recent operations of General
Buller: Having seized the heights
commanding Potgietersdrift he occu
pied c virtual bridge head. Crossing
the Tugela river he .found the enemy
in a strong horseshoe position closing
the debouchures of the bridge head.
He sent Warren to turn the Boer
right, resting on Spionkop.
On the 17th Warren's right, march
ing to Springfield, threw two fciidges
across the Tugela at Triegardsdrift,
where the enemy was extended to the
front. He renewed the attack on
their position, running two lines along
the edge and crest of a lofty plateau
strongly fortified, but approachable by
long depressions in the ground and
dongas sloping gradually from the
On January 18 Warren crawled for
ward two miles. Lord Dundonald's
cavalry moved eastward, threatening
the Boer right The Boers endeavored
to prevent the turning movement, but
were ambuscaded and rouhgly handled
in a brilliant action with squadrons of
the Natal Carbineers, Imperial Horse
and South African Light Horse,losing
forty-two, besides the wounded, who
were removed to our camp. Conse
quently the enemy was alarmed. He
greatly strengthened and extended
his tight, weakening tne center.
On January 19 the British demon
strated at Potgietersdrift, bombarding
heavily, and Warren crept forward,
also 6helling. The cavalry held the
ground threatening the Boer right
and comprising one line caused it to
retreat to the Free State.
IMslodge Boers at Spionkop.
On the 20th Wurren began a series
of actions called the battle of Spion
kop. He advanced, covered by guns
firing 3,000 shells, his men fighting
gloriously, and effected adis'odgmenl
of the Boers at several points along
the edge of the plateau. Warren's
men were entrenched at nightfall,
Lord Dundonald's cavalry on the Brit
ish left demonstrated against the hills.
Child's squadron of South African '
light horse actually seizing a conspic
uous salient peak, hereinafter called
Bastian hill. This gallant officer was
killed by u shell while holding a cap
tured position. In the evening the in
fantry reinforcements took charge of
dvance by Dundonald firing
On the 21st Warren's left moved up
to re-entrant of the east Bastian hill,
which opened clear into the enemy's
line. His object now was no longer to
turn unduly the extended Boer right,
but by introducing a wedge of infantry
into a cleft to split the right from the
center. During the day the gap was
widened and Warren's right com
pleted Ice enpture of the whole of the
edge of the plateau, occupying the
first line of the Boer trenches and
finding many dead, about 200, from
The main Boer position is still in
tact, but the troops have now gained
vantage points from whence a decisive
blow can be delivered.
Today the howitzers are driving the
Boers from advanced tranches. There
is every prospect of a deliberate, care
ful, yet surprising, advance to be con
ducted by Bulier and sup. ofted by n
terrible artillery fire. This will end
in a magnificent victory. The infantry
are longing' for a decisive movement.
There is absolute confidence and a
calm determination throughout the
army. No anxiety here. The action
is now proceeding. Churchill,.
Tranvport Sails With Gold Coin.
Sax Francisco, Jan. 25. The trans
port Pennsylvania sailed today for
Manila. It carries $1,000,000 in gold
coin and a considerable sum in treas
ury notes for the payment of the sol
diers. Lieutenant J. B. T,eigle and a
detachment of nine men are in charge
of the treasure. Major W. II. Com-
egye, paymaster; Major M. A. Mark-
ley and a?jor Henry Wygant, First
Lieutenant Walter Cox, surgeon, and
three assistant surgeons, all for the
Twenty-fourth infantry, vera among
the cabin passengers. Two govern
ment printers, three mm to assist in
putting ud a refrigerator plant at Ma
nila and twenty men of the hospital
also went along. The Pennsylvania
carried a large cargo of army supplies.
Brooke Meets the President.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 General
Brooke, who arrived in Washington
last evening, called at the war depart
ment today and paid his respects to
the officials. Be spent an hour in close
conference with Secretary Root anc
the two repaired to the White house
where the general was welcomed by
the president. The talk ran on Cuban
affairs, and if any reference was made
to the future of General Brooke it did
not take the shape of a formal order.
It is understood, however, that he is
to be assigned to his old command, the
department of the lakes, over which
at present General Wade has tempor
FILIPINOS AKE ON THE RUN
General Scbwan Contlaaes Operations
Sooth of Manila.
Manila, Jan. 5, 9:45 a. m. A part
of Schwan's column, consisting of six
companies, with some artillery, drove
a force of 500 insurgents fom their
entrenchments at San Diego, near San
Pablo, on Sunday. The enemy offici
ally reported that they lost sixty-seven
killed nd many wounded. Our cas
ualties were one killed and fourteen
wouaded, the injuries in most in
stances being slight.
Another battalion, while executing
a flank movement, came upenahun
dred rebels in an entrenched position
and routed them, k Uing fifteen. The
Americans had two wounded.
General Sch wan moved against Ma-
jayqua, L.guna province, on Tuesday
He found its position almost impreg
nable, but, by lowering men down the
steep river banks by roj ee, flanked
the enemy ani drove them out. A
part of his command proceeded to
Santa Cruz, killing six insurgents.
General Wheeler and daughter left
on Wednesday cn the transport War
ren for San Francisco, viaHo ng Kong
Honor for Oeneral Harry.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 24. The
Interstate National Guard association
closed its two days' session at noon to
day, after having chosen Washington,
D. O, as the place of the next meet
ing and the election of the following
President, General J. N. lleece of
Illinois; vice president, General P. H.
Barry of Nebraska; secretry and
treasurer, Colonel C. E. Bleyer of Chi
cago. General W. B. Band of Minne
sota was elected a member of the ex
There was warm rivalry to secure
the next convention, Denver, Colum
bus and Washington all contesting for
it. The committee of adjutants gen
eral and officers of high rank appointed
o consider proposed legislative meas
ures today rejected ail bills proposed
and substituted a resolution calling on
congress to increase the National
Guard appropriation from $400,000 to
We offer Obe Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catnrrh that cannot he cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
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We the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in all Dusiness
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by their fl.-m.
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Waldino, Kins an & Marxiw, Wholesale !
Druirirlats. Toledo. O. "
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acting directly upou the Dlooa ana mucous
surfaces of the system. Price 75o. per bot
tle. Sold Dy an Druggists, lesuiuoniais
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
NEED SUPPLEMENTS NATURE.
4.tavlni Among- Animals Accounts for
Their Distinctive Peculiarities.
Students of natural history are well
aware of the fact that most animals
have arrived by a process of evolution
at their present state that necessity
has endowed them with certain traits
that nature primarily denied them. One
of the closest of observers has reached
the conclusion that all suoh phenom
ena may be explained on the ground of
atavism. Thus he claims that the horse
of our day derives his swiftness and
power of endurance from the fact that
his ancestors in former days were
obliged to flee from and frequently to
defend themselves against their ene
mies, the wolves. In like manner he
claims that the reason why the horse
shies is because hla ancestors were
forced to be constantly on the alert
against hidden enemies, and that the
reason why he rears and plunges is be
cause only by pursuing such tactics
could his forefathers shake off wild
animals who had leaped upon their
backs. Sheep when frightened imme
diately rush off to the highest point
they can reach. The reason, says the
same author, is because all sheep orig
inally Inhabited mountainous districts.
And this, he claims, is also the reason
why they wear a thick fleece of wool
ill the year through, the summer tem
perature In mountainous districts be
ing almost as cold as that of winter.
Finally, we are assured that the rea
son sheep invariably follow a leader is
because their ancestors were obliged
to go In Indian file through the narrow
mountain passes. Pigs have also en
gaged the Investigator's attention. He
was nuzzled for a good while as to the
cause of their grunting, but now he
thinks he has discovered the real rea
son. The pigs of today, he says, evi
dently grunt because their ancestors
made their homes in thick woods, and
only by making this sound could they
keep track of each other and guard
themselves against going astray from
the common herd. Commenting on
this latter explanation, a scientist sug
gests that Dr. Robinson might now do
well to spend some time in trying to
find out why the horse neighs and the
His Farting; Shot.
"At any rate. Miss Quickstep," said
the young man, pale with the mortifi
cation and pain of his dismissal, "the
lips that have so coldly and with such
cutting scorn refused the offer of my
love need never fear a visitation from
the kissing bug! I have the honor,
miss, to bid you good-by!" Chicago
Got It Bad.
First Servant Girl I believe I am
becoming afflicted with insomnia.
Second Servant Girl Why so?
First Servant Girl Here lately when
the missus calls me to get up I can't
drop off asleep again. Ohio State Jour
nal. Shinn keeps a full supply of candies,
fruits and nuts. Perkins house block.
NO NE1VSJ0R BRITISH
People Tarry in War Office Un
til Early Morning Hours.
RelnforCi mrnts Nr drd to Relieve Boiler's
Mm If He Wins No Information Re
garding the Dispasltlon of the Troops
that Have Arrived Since Roberts Took
Command of Army.
London, Jan. 25. London was left
all day in a strain of anxiety over But
ler's announcement that he would try
to rush Spionakop Tuesday night and
not a word of news of any kind came
through. Lord Landsdowne.Wolseley
Wyndam, under secretary for war,and
Goschen were all at the war office
early in the day and all called or sent
for information in the evening. As
the hours of night wore' on the gloom
deepened; crowds in the corridors of
the war office and about the tickers In
the military clubs grimly waited until
2 or 3 o'clock this morning, but still no
news came. No one could be found
who thought that no news was good
Putting the best face possible upon
the situation, the jingoes declared that
it could only mean that for some rea
son an attempt on Spionakop had not
been made. The pessimists insisted
that if Buller had been successful he
would have reported before noon on
Wednesday to London and speculated
dismally on the effect of his defeat.
All nightlong telephones at the war
office, club?, news agencies and news
paper offices were busy with inquiries
for the reports from Buller, but at 3
a. m. no one had a line. So intense
was the apprehension and fear that
the anxiety communlcited itself totho
streets and cabmen in the Straud
called to each other as they passed in
"Have you heard any war newt?"
Experts Discuss Situation.
Iho Post expert gives fi-jures and
geographical data showing the magni
tude of the task of taking Spioskop
and sweeping away the Boer artillery
and the entrenched forces bevond and
"A failure in either is definite A
failure udmitting of no fresh attempt.
with available forces, would be de
Be then goes into an elaborate dis
cussion of the situation o the British
forces in Soutb Africa and suggests
various plans th t could be adopted in
event of Buller'j dsfeat.
Ttw.Lnnder e.oer t MVt: . .. .";"
"Not since tb3 first shot was fired in
this unhappy war did the excitement
in London reach such a pitch as main
tained throughout the whole of yester
day. After the West End dinner time
the tension of fueling showed itself re
newed round the war office and the 11
o'clock bulletin th t there whs no news
was received with something very like
consternation. The way in which peo
ple tried to console one another for
the absence of news whs pathetic in its
hollowness and when the last trains
and busses to the suburbs claimed
their own there were yet plenty who
unwontedly hung about."
Expert Williamson discusses the
general situation in Sutb. Africa, but
finds nothing cheering in absence of
Topography maps show that Spions
koD is the highest part of a rocky
plateau. Eastward for eight miles are
the Boer positions along the Tugela.
Northwestward the plateau runs grad
ually up to a great spur of the Drakens
burg. General Buller's infantry to reach
the summit of Spionskop must cross a
natural giacia three quarters of a mile
wide and climb 500 feet up a steep
A dispatch to the Times from Spear
man's Camp, dated Tuesuay,9:30 p m..
The Boers today bad more guns
and aro prepared to fight almost inter
minably, having intrenched their
ridge, which &tro ched in an almost
unbroken line from the Drakensburg
many miles eastward. Firing con
tinued throughout the day. We have
not advanced any further.but we threw
up entrenchments during the night
from behind which the musketry duel
continued from exactly the same posi
tion as yesterday."
Where Are the Reinforcements.
Nobody here seems to know,not even
the war office, what Lord Roberts has
done with his large reinforcements.
Six thousand troops awaited bis ar
rival at Capetown and since then 6,000
others have reached there. Military
critics are all hoping that a good share
of these 12.CO0 have gone to help Gen
eral Buller and they argue that a few
days wait may make him strong enough
to overcome the deadlock.
There aro 19.0C0 troops at sea and
this heavy weight oi the British side
is expected to destroy the equilibrium
now existing on every field of opera
t'on. The British losses up to date in
killed, wounded and captured, accord
ing to General Bu'ler's last list, total
Many an innocent little df.r'ing is
suffering 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 25 cents. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
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
To Carry Out the Predictions of
Driven insane by the predictions of
her death In the cards of the fortune
tellers.Mrs. Marie Amie Oordiol burned
herself to death. Several times each
week Mrs. Gardlol visited fortune tell
ers. She would ask tremblingly of her
future. Bach time she was told the
cards foretold misfortune, misery and
death. Secrot enemies were said to be
at work. She was warned against
poisoners. When Mrs. Gardlol became
ill and neighbors prepared delicacies
for her she refused to eat them. She
alarmed her children and husband by
her incantations. Several weeks ago
her husband forbade her calling on the
fortune tellers. She brooded over the
predictions. When her husband went
to work she sent the children out to
play and then set herself on fire.
O How Lalio:)cher Helpl a Friend.
LaboucLe. e te.U an amusing story oi
how he d.d a good turn for a legal
friend, who. although accustomed to
address juries and judge &3 afraid
of the house of commons. '. day
r"r4rts htvne with hUn," sr,v
bouchere, ."I told him that he shoul
get over this curious dread. A mattei
was coming upder discussion whi-.i
involved a good deal of law. I said to
him: 'If you like. I will get up and
speak against the government view.
You must jeer at me. I will complain
of this, and suggest that as you are an
eminent lawyer you should express
your objections accurately, then you
having prepared your speech must get
up and crush me.' This was arranged.
When I laid down the law, he laughed.
I looked indignant. I went on; ne ut
tered sarcastic 'hear, hears.' On this
I protested sat down, and invited him
to reply to me. He got up and made
an excellent speech." The Argonaut.
A Sharp Bargain.
Jenkins (wto has agreed to sell his
farm to Thompson for a good price,
but wants to get a little more) I d'no
but I sh'l hev ter back out er this er
business, my woman, she's a-takin on
bo 'bout leavin' of the old place.
Thompson My wlfe'll be dretful dls
plnted. She's sot her heart on Our
hevin' that farm fur so long. Jenkins
Tell ye what I'll do! You jest glm
me a nuther hund'ed. an' I'll let Llddy
Ann bawl. Judge.
A bee's wings are said to beat the air
at the rate of 190 strokes per second,
and to propel the bee at the rate of 30
miles an hour.
Contagious blood poison is absolutely
beyond the skill of the doctors. They
may dose a patient for years on their
mercurial and potash remedies, but he
will never be rid of the disease ; on the
other hand, his condition will grow
steadily worse. S. S. S. is the only cure
for this terrible affliction, because it is
the only remedy which goes direct to
the cause of the disease and forces it
from the system.
I was afflicted with Blood Poison, and the
best doctors did me no good, though I took
their treatment laitn
fully. In fact, I seemed
to get worse all the
while. I took almost
every so-called blood
remedy, hut they did not
seem to reach the dis
ease, and had no effect
whatever. I was dis
heartened, for it seemed
I.W eared. At the advice of
! a friend I then took
t, 8. S. 8., and befran to 1 m-
' ' orore. I continued the
medicine, and It cured me completely, build
ing up my health and Increasing my appetite.
Although this was ten years ago, I have nevei
yet had a sign ot the disease to return.
W. K. NiWiN.
" It is like self-destruction to continue
to take potash and mercury; besides
totally destroying the digestion, they
dry up the marrow in the bones, pro
ducing a stiffness and swelling of the
joints, causing the hair to fall out, and
completely wrecking the system.
is guaranteed Purely Vegetable, and is
the only blood remedy free from these
Book on self-treatment sent free by
Bwif t Specific Company. Atlanta, Ga,
& Co. 1
Savages of the Gilbert Islands.
Notwithstanding Its natural poverty
the Gilbert group Is the most densely
populated archipelago In the Southern
Pacific, having 35,000 souls within an
area of 200 square miles. Th
people have a peculiar dexterity in the
manufacture of weapons that have
shark's teeth fastened to them with hu
man hair, and, for protection from
these Instruments when wielded
by enemies, they wear heavy armour of
plaited cocoanut fibre and helmets of
the prickly skin of the porcupine fish.
They frizz their curly hair up with a
stick until it stands out like a crown,
and tattooing has the greatest im
portance among them, a poor man
properly ornamented in this manner
having more social and political influ
ence than a rich man whose surface is
blank. One of their interesting cus
toms enables a man to demand the
sisters of his wife in marriage, but, on
the other hand, he Is required to marry
his brother's widow. A widow always
carries about with her the skull of her "
deceased husband to remind her of
vanished Joys. The largest Island of
the Gilbert group is eighty miles in
Letter from Victoria to a;ioleim:
An autograph letter from Queen
Victoria, addressed the ejrperor of the
French, dated Osborne, June 29, 1855
(In French), was sold at Sotheby's
auction-rooms, London. The letter,
which deplores the ministerial crisis at
that time existing and apprehends
others to follow, assures the emperor
that no change of government would
ever compromise that good under
standing existing between the two
countries. The price realised was 2
Orange Color for Hot Weather.
A man who has spent a great deal ef
his time is India says that he found
much comfort while there in wearing
an orange colored shirt. This was a
practical application of the principle
recognized in photography, that the
sun 8 rays pass with difficulty through
yellow, and may be a suggestion to
persons obliged to work in the sun,
even in this temperate climate. Orange
shirts might be a boom to many work
men. The Royal Neighbors will give a
progreeslve high fife 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
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