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The Semi-Weekij News-Herald
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w LARGEST GIRGULATION
Of amy Cass County Paper.
TUESDAY, rEBRUAUY 13, 1900.
BCLLER has Idled in his attempt to
relieve Lid) smith and the English
are co'repor d'rgly vloomy.
The fuoionists of Juhneon cousty
have called their onventions to select
delegates to the state conventions for
President N cKinley expects . to
seed a commission t the Philippines
for the pu-poee of establishing civil
Senator Quay is likely to be kept
a the anxious seat for some time yet.
He is la hopes, however, his case will
esse ep Thursday.
Governor Taylor has concluded
aet to sign the proposed peace agree
ment at all. Be want the matter to
he settled in the courts.
The Nebraska supreme court has
ever 1.800 cases ahead of it. With no
aew business it would take about three
years to clear the d icket.
Governor Taylor demands an
other day to consider. He is going to
aee that the Goebul law is repealed.
The democrats wait very impatiently.
The present indications are that
Judge Newell and Je-se L. Root will
be renominated by acclimation. They
are hotb able men and will be stronger
at the poll this yer than they were
tw years ago.
OMAHA ad Lincoln are to receive
meeaeo loo of lb Spanish-American
war la tho form of captured cannon.
Coagreesasea M;rcer and Burkett
are to bo congratulated on their suc
Major Will Hay w a r of Nebraska
City was lat week selected colonel
f the Second regiment, Nebraska
National gu:trd. Captain Ed. J.
Straight, Company K, of Lincoln, is a
eaadidate fur ma j r. Captain Streight
fa son of Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Streight
f this city.
A DISPATCH from New York states
that Win field Sen it Hancock post.
Grand Army of thu Republic, is said
to have lost nearly $2 0 on Mr. Bry-
aa's lecture, which was given for the
benefit of the pot in that city last
Wednesday night. Perhaps it was
cold or stormy.
Over 10,000 people viewed the re
mains of the iate Governor Goebel
yesterday. The services were held at
the residence and were very brief,
consisting merely of a reading of the
scriptures by Dr. Taliaferro of the
Methodist chuicb, a solo by Mrs. Jes
sie B. lit dwell of Covington And a
raver by D -. Schmitt.
The Plattsmouth Journal has been
old by Messrs U. L. Klrkham and
Fraak-E. Green to -'The Journal Pub
lishing company," and the new firm
assumed control loday. William Reed
Ounroy of "Corn-Tassel" fame is to be
the editor and H. B. Groves the busi
ness manager. They hope, in a few
weeke.to get out a daily. The politics
of the paper will remain the same.
General Lawtom was buried today
ia the national cemetery at Arlington.
Xvery department of the government
was represented including the presi
dent, congrt'68, the supreme court,
si ember a of the army and navy that
were in reach of Washington, Lawton's
Id comrades of the line and staff, the
Alplomatio corps, and as many citf
aeas as could find room within the
THE opening ball of Lincoln's new
auditorium took place last night and
was evidently a very pleasant affair.
D. H Thompson and wife led the
grand match and Dr. C. F. Ladd waa
master of ceremonies. The music was
furnished by Hagenow's orchestra.
With her new auditorium, Lincoln is
prepared to accommodate most Bay
ooavenilon that nvght care to assem
ble In that city.
Speaker Henderson, in refus
ing to recognize Congressman
Talbert last evening made that gentle
man somewhat furious. He had
threatened to continue to block some
private pension legislation, as he had
done the week before, with the above
result. Ho ruahtd down the aisle
boating for recognition, but the
speaker waited until he was "good and
ready," pacing two or three bills in
the mean time.
The executive committee of the Na
tional . Educational association an
nounces Charleston, S. C, as the unan
imous choice of said committee for its
next meeting, which will be held July
7 to 13. The railroads have been very
generous in off ring rates, ticket con
ditions, diverse routes and stoppage
privileges. This will make it possible
for teachers to visit many battlefields
Of the civil war. various resorts of the
jouthero . appal '.chian region and
southern Atlantic coast, extending;!
from Savannah and Charleston to Nor
folk, Richmond and Washington.
The Journal, in its editorials on city
affairs, has been shooting at repub
licans, but if there are any fatalities
they will be among the democrats, if
money has been expended foolishly or
fraudulently, as the Journal suggests,
wbo is to blame? Are there any claims
paid that the council does not audit
and allow? Does the city clerk issue
a single warrant that he is not ii."
structed to issue? Does the city treas
urer pay out any money except by or
der of the council? Does not the coun
cil determine, absolutely, bow every
cent of the city's funds shall be ex
panded? li not the council demo
cratic; and Las it not been since Mr.
Richey has been mayor and Dr. Cook
city treasurer? The News is not pre
pared, at present writing, to say that
any of the city's funds have been mis
appropriated, but if they have, the
Journal should place part of the blame
where it belongs.
information and opinion.
The name of ex-Judge Surlock has
been been mentioned for the legisla
ture. Mr. Spurlock would certainly
be a very strong candidate and he
would surely be elected. With Spur
lock and Newell as candidates Platts
mouth would be well represented and
should give the rest of the county the
Boat representative. In the west end
we havu C. D. Clapp of Eimwood. Mr.
Clapp would be an Ideal candidate for
float representative. A life long re
publican, he has never asked for an of
fice and he comes from the btnner re
publican precinct of Cass county
Stove creek. Eagle B-aacon.
London Truth Is authority for the
following incident, which recalls the
fraternization that often developed
between the blue and the gray in our
civil war, says the Army and Navy
Journal: "A hand of Boer ambular ce
men met, ttfter one o' the recent en
gagements in South Africa, an English
patrol. The Boers were thirsty and
a9ked the men of the patrol for a little
wate. . 'With pleasure,' they replied.
if you will drink it to the health of
the queen.' The Boers, after consult
ing together, replied that they hnd no
objection to drinking to the health of
the queen, for whom they felt much
respect, provided that they might add
to the toast 'and to the destruction of
Cecil Rhodes, as they regarded the
latter as the cause why men who bad
no ill-feeling toward each other were
fighting. To this the patrol willingly
assented, and joined themselves id the
toast thus expounded."
The fact that the Dutch E ist Indies,
while selling millions of dollars' worth
of its products to the United Stale",
bought scarcely anything in return,
is regarded as a. strong argument in
developing our trade in sugar with
our new possessions.
Etch battalion chief of ;he New
York fire department is shortly to be
supplied with a pocket telephone,
which will then enable the operator to
talk directly with hecflquarters. The
attachment is simple and the device
may hi carried in an inside pocket.
Centralis, M-, hns a flourishing
organization known as the Btckbone
club. Every member must sign a
pledge that he will not use tobacco
during 1900. The rules provide that
if any member shall breatt hid pledge
he must wear on the lapel of his coat a
badge bearing in large letters the
words, "I Have No Backbone."
The Hastings Tribune wants tho
next republican state convention to
nominate C. H. Dietrich of Hastings
for governor. Dietrich is a well in
formed man and has the requisite
abilities for the position. He has been
out of the political current for a few
years, but the suggestion may possibly
be takeu with favor when the conven
tion meets. Kearney flub.
A young man redding not many
miles from Eimwood took his best girl
out for a drire one evening last week.
During the drive the conversation
turned upon the subject of palmistry
"Do you believe in palml-tr) the
reading of one's hands?" said he. She
quickly replied that if she could see
the Hues in only one of his hands she
could foretell that they would have a
very pleasant drive. The young man
was onto his job and grasped the lines
in odo band and the situition in the
other. Eimwood Lsadet-Eeho.
While no one will condone, in the
least degree, the cowardly assassina
tion of Senator Goebel, it is, neverthe
less, true that that individual has
reaped what he sowed. His whole life
has been u direct incitement to the use
of force, instead of law, in attaining
one's ends. Hie course baa 6et his
state bfcck fifty years od the dial of
civilization. He and bis friends
trampled under foot all law and jus
tice in their determination to seize the
reine of power in Kentucky. Weep
ing "Water Republican.
Gotour McCrain is said to have cele
brated 180 Cbristmases at his home,
on the island of Jars, one of 'the
Herbrides,and died early in the seven
teenth century,during the reign of
Charles I. Back of that is the record of
Johnnes de Temporitus,who died sn
1014,at the age of 361 years. This case
is not nearly so well authenticated as
thtft of the countess of Desmond, who
died in England about 1620, and then
not from disease, but through an acci
dent. Through 148 yes rs old, she was
agile enough to climb a cherry tree
and felUkilling herself.
S Taylor Concludes to Fight It Out
in the Courts,
And Inviting; Both Legislatures to Meet
In the Chambers of the Capitol Building
Refuses to Sign the Louisville Agree
ment, the Text of Which Is Made Public
Republican Solon AVI 11 Be on Hand
Democratic Action Not Certain.
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 12. All day
Saturday troops poured out of Frank
fort on special trains, and last night
only the soldiers from Covington,
Newport, Lexington and Morgantown
were camped in the Capitol square.
The leaving of the troops was the only
feature that transpired in the politi
cal situation in Frankfort. This evac
uation by the military was the result
of the first decision of Gov. Taylor to
leave all matters in dispute to the
courts, .which determination was an
nounced by the governor in a procla
mation he issued Saturday night, and
according to his oral statement at the
time of its issuance embodies all he de
sires to say concerning hi position at
the present time.
Text of the Proclamation.
Following is the text of the procla
mation: "I have only this to say:
After mature deliberation and con
ference with my friends from every
section of the stte, I have concluded
to allow this controversy to take its
due course, vigorously contesting
every inch of ground and upholding
the rights of the people to the utter
most. If those rights be destroyed,
the responsibiliy for hat destruction
must rest with those who sit in judg
ment. It Is due to say that the emi
nent gentlemen, my friends, who se
cured the propositionsr esnltiug from
the Louisville conference acted in per
fect good faith, from the hljrhest mo
tives of patriotism, and id the very
best they could.
Louisville Agreement Not Signed.
The decision not to sign the Louis
ville agreement was reached by Gov,
Taylor a few minutes after one o'clock
Saturdy afternoon. For over two
hours he had been inconference with
fully one hundred and fifty prominent
Republicans from all parts of the
state, including county committee
men, and four Republican members of
the legislature. The meeting was sec
ret in the extreme. Gov. Taylor
stated to the conference that there
were two courses to be pursued first,
to sign the Louisville agreement; sec
ond. to quietly withdraw the troops.
allow the legislature to re-convene in
the capitol building in Frankfort, to
call off the session now being held In
London, and to ignore the Louisville
Second Course Is Adopted.
Several speeches were made and it
was soon apparent that the snetinient
of the gathering was very strongly in
favor of the second coures. and this
was adopted. This action was decid
ed upon at one o'clock, and the first
information of the decision was given
to the outside world by Gov. Taylor
himself. He came rapidly through
tue doors, unattended, walked hastily
toward the capitol stairway, repeat
lang several times to the newspaper
men who stood in the hall: "I don't
sign." From the capitol he passed to
the executive building, where he at
once made tip and signed a proclama
tion reconvening the legislature in
Frankfort. A dispatch froni London
says the Republican legislators will
be generally present here today. What
the Democrats who are meeting at
Louisville will do Is not known, but
they are expected to get here by the
enu of the week.
AOREEMFST THAT WASN'T SIGNED,
Text of the Document Ciov. Taylor De
cided to Ignore.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 12. Senator
Blackburn has made public the agree
ment signed last Monday by seven Re
publicans and seven Democrats repre
senting Governors laylor and Beck
ham for a settlement of the disturbed
political condition in this state. It was
accompanied by a statement the most
important part of which was that the
reason Governor Taylor refused to
sign was that too much pressure was
brought against signing it by his Re
publican friends, which fact Governor
Taylor disclosed to Blackburn over the
Following is the text of the agree
"J. That should a resolution be
passed by the general assembly dur
ing its present session in joint session
of the two houses declaring that the
action heretofore taken by the general
assembly did invest William Goebel
with the title to the office of Governor
of this commonwealth on the 2nd day
of February, 1900, and did invest J. C.
W. Beckham with the title to the of
fice of lieutenant overnor of this com
monwealth as of said date, the con
testees, William S. Taylor and John
Marshall, shall not dispute the said
"2. That should the general assem
bly pass the resolution stated in the
foregoing paragraph. Immunity shall
be extended to all persons from all ac
cusations growing out of political acts
done pending the contests for the of
fices of governor and lieutenant gover
"3. That all legislative action by
the present general assembly shall be
postponed until Monday, Feb. 12, 1000,
except only such steps as may be nec
essary under the constitiution to make
"4. That the board of state election
commissioners, sitting as a board of
contest, shall postpone all of its pro
ceedings until Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1900,
or until such later date as it may de
termine: Provided, it may in the mean
time meet and adjourn If it shall deter
mine that such meetiugs are necessary
"5. That it is earnestly recom
mended to both parties that in the con-
Sluerauoii nuu ufimumicnoa ox au
pending and undetermined contests for
theonlces of representatives and sen
ators, all partisan considerations shall
be eliminated as far as may be; but
this provision shall not be regarded
as anything more than a recommenda
tion. "6. That the present general assem
bly shall provide an absolutely fair and
non-partisan election law which shall
secure to the voter the fullest measure
of protection, to the end that he shall
have the fullest liberty to caset his
vote without let or hindrance and have
It counted as cast, and shall secure to
the officers of election the fullest pro
tection in the discharge of their duties.
"7. That as soon as possible from
this date the state militia now on
duty at the seat of government shall
be withdrawn, and sent to their homes,
due regard being had for the preserva
tion of public peace."
Wait for the M. W. A. grand ball,
given by the foresters, at Waterman's
hall February 23. 1900. All Woodmen
are cordially invited. TicketB, 50c.
INTERESTING COUNTY CCLLINGS.
Clippings From County Exchanges Dished
op for "News" Riaders.
From the Union Ledger.
Eil Eiton wrai at Plattsmouth la9t
G. S. Upton was a Plattsmouth vis
itr "a-t Saturday.
I D.-. Walker was a business visitor to
Piattenioutb Monday afternoon.
Mark Freeman went to Plattsmouth
on the early train Wednesday morn
ing. i George Smtzer of Nehawka passed
this way Wednesday, going to Platts
mouth. II. F. Taylor was attending to bus
iness in Plattsmouth Tuesday and Wed
William Deles Dernier.the Eimwood
lawyer, passed here Monday, going to
Plattsmouth to look after some legal
Jjlin R Baird and J. A. Wright,
tvro of Elm wood's leading citizens,
changed cars hero Monday, going to
V. A. Svvearingen and wife changed
cars here yes'erday.goinsr to E mwood
for a brief visit. Mr. Swetiringen ha
been the Missouri Pacific agent at
Mynard for sevrral years, but basbeen
transferred to Berlin and will com
mence his duties there at once.
Rufus Keyser. who ha9 been prepar
ing himself for the ministry, has been
in Plttt.-mouth this week conducting
services in the F.rst B iptist church.
His t Moris there are s Jd to be a very
creditable ?howin for a man so young
in the work, fnd it will bi gratifying
to his fr end to noto his prospects of
fu'ure success in his chosen calling-
From the Nehawka Register.
George - Swiiz :r et-iriei for Om iha
last Wednesday, but d;d i.ot get be
L. C. Poll 'Hi permitud the deni
zens of I' atlsmou h to yzs on his
gonial countenance bist Fi iday.
W M. Tucker, B. O. Tucker nd
Mr. and Mrs. Alpheu Tucker weie
Plattsmouth visitors last week.
C. K. Critchiield went t Pi ttls
mouih Wednesday to ste his sister,
wbo is quite ill with the grip.
J. D. McBride parsed through Ne
hawka Monday on his way to Avoca.
He stopped long enough to shake
hands with a few of the bus.
Charley Banning got tired of '"batcl.
ing," so Friday morning ho hitched
up tho mules and s'aittd fir PlaUs.
mou'h to find Mrs. I anniii. They
returned Surdity after-oou.
A live electrical w.ro is a shocking
The proper way to mash a masher is
to m i on him.
Trying to keepupapt.ar-.nccskteps
miny a man down.
A Ui min always feels small af'er
he has been taken in.
It is better for a pirl to bo feat
asletp than fat awake.
You can't jude a man's bank ac
count by the fit of his coit.
If you aspire to talk well you must
tirst learn when not to talk.
A fool in his ignorance is I apoier
than a sage in his knowledge.
A yacht is always polite. It never
goes biiJore tho pub ic without a bow.
Some men opeiate on the stock ex
charge and some gamble in bucket
M ny a man owes his success to the
go-jd rnanngtiment of hi9 mother-in-1
Old Noah's family were not eocieiy
f.ilks at least they were not in the
The man who has never made a fool
of hiru-elf doe-n't appreciate sym
pathy. Most of our trcubles aro easier t
bear than the comments cf frivjds
No man can successfully make love
to a girl if there is a cuckoo clock in
Tho man whose actions are right
never has to stop fo- tho purpose of
There at e thousands of men w ho are
willii g to do almost anything for a hv
ing except work.
Civillz d men wony a erreat deal
but there is no fcuch word in the vo
cabulary of the savage.
A nation can better win success by
noble deeds than by cruel destruction
of human life for selfish ends.
Give some people a chaiic-j to talk
fortweniy minmes and they will tell
all they know and perhaps more.
A Frightful Blunder
Will ofteu cause a horrible burn, scald,
cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
the best in the world, will kill the pain
and promptly heal it. Cures old sores,
fever sores, ulcere, boils, felons, corns,
all skin eruptions. Be3t pile cure on
earth. Onlv 25 cents a box. Cure
guaranteed. Sold by F. G. Fricke &
John M. L-j.xda is still making farm
loans t the low rate of 5 per cent in
terest. If :'n need of a loan it will pay
you to see him h f(ro making con
tracts elsewhere. Office in Waterman
What Do the Children Drink?
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
Grain-O? It is delicious and nourish
ing and take the place of coffee. The
more Grain O you give the children
the more health you distribute through
their systems. Grain-O is made of
pure grains, and when properly pre
pared tastes like the choice grades of
coffee but costs about one-fourth as
much. All grocers sell it. 15c and 25a. 1
(Observance of the Sabbath.)
"If it were of any use," a gentleman
remarked recently, "I would like to
make an appeal for the keeping of
Saturday evening as a means of pre
paring for the best keeping of the San
bath. 'Formerly, as we old people can re
call, some of our fathers and mothers
began the Sabbath on Saturday at sun
down and as carefully kept the even
ing a3 they did the following day.
1 And who can suitably estimate the in
j flue nee of that quiet and serious prep
aration for the hours of worship to fol
low? And they often did more than
this, for they were often busy toward
the end of the week in making ready
for the sacred day, so that when it
came things should be in order so as to
cause the very least work and worry.
' and to leave the mind free for the
entertainment of the proper interests
of the day.
"And even among those who did not
keep Saturday evening as a part of the
Sabbath, it was made a time of m ik
ing ready, and they went early to bed
so that the morning of the Stbbath
might find them fitted for the day, and
I am sure this bad a large Influence
upon those devout days as I remember
them. And we would expe ience the
snme if we would use Saturday, espe
cially the evecinc, as they did.
'Something has been gained for
purposes of recreation by the occasion
al half-holiday, but we need more
than that. Recreation mav be as dis
sipating as labor bo far as serious
thoughts and fitness for the Sabbath
are concerned L t u purposoly guide
this last day of the week so as to make
tho new first day of the week better
and happier than it now is In many of
our households "'
A Chicago pa?ior is authority for
the following: 'There is one thing
that has heen puzzling m- a great deal
of late, and that :a wl y the devil's
people h ivo so much mo e lime and so
r-uch bitter health than the Lord's
Tu our immediate neighborhood, all
through i no winter month-, there has
been in progress a series of card
parties. Over on another street it has
been dancing parties. In both in
stances they have b en carried on with
succ-s--. a full attendance and great
enthusiasm. Those inie rested ail seem
to have been well enough to go out
evening- and lo have had plenty of
ti m - at their eemm md.
"Often during this time we bav.inot
had ona 'enth of -.-ur membership pre -ent
at tb mid-week nit-eling. The
reason has been that so many of our
peop'e have suffered from indisposi
tion that rend-red it impossible to be
out after i.ifht.-tn 1 othtrs bad so many
dem md on iheir time that they duM
not spare the hour.
"It is a little surpr ising, considering
the condition of the church, that the
pns-tnr's health has been so uniformly
good. He h always able to be there.
Of course he hns time to attend. He
lays his plans with reference to it.
Oihers cannot ba expected to do that
that is, not many others, though I al
most think some d".
"I have heard tho ladies ay it was
tne same way about their meetings
The days f r the missionary meetings
are very apt to be unhealthy. They
are either so stormy that but few can
venture cut, or so pleasant that the
members are obliged to go in some
"I have been not a little troubled at
this disparity in the matter of time
and strength in favor of the world's
people. The onservance of days of
fating and prayer Is not 'correct
form just' at present. If it were, I
should feel like suggesting that one be
held for the health of the church."
"Sundays the pillars are
On which heaven's palace arched lies:
The other days fill op the spare
And hollow room with vanities.
They are the faithful beds and border.
In God's rich garden that is bare.
Wh ch parts their ranks and orders.''
Robbed the 6rave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the
subject is narrated by him as follows:
"I was in a most dreadful condition.
My skin was almost yellow, eyes
sunken, tongue coated, piin con
tinually in back and sides, no appe
tite gradually growing weaker day
by day." Three physicians had given
me up. Fortunately, a friend advised
trying 'Electric Bitters;' and to my
great joy and surprise, the first bottle
made a decided improvement. I con
tinued their use for three weeks, and
am now a weil man. I know tbey saved
my life, and robbed the grave of an
other victim." No one should Nil to
try them. Only 60 cts., guaranteed, at
F. G. Fricke & Go's, drug store.
No Stamps On Transcripts.
Justice? of the pema have not been
n the habit of affixing a ten cent rev
enue stamp on to their cort fictto of
judgment from their court to the dis
trict court. Some controversy has
arisen ns to whether or not the stamp
was irquired, but a recent ru ing by
he department it Washington fixes
the matter aid decides that no such
stamD need be affixed when tho tran
script is sent to the district court lor
the pur)Ose of making it a lien upon
the property of thf defendant in the
action. Nebraksa City Press.
An Offer to Mr. KaKoar.
Ac old woman has written to Arthur
J. Balfour, the first lord of the treas
ury and government leader in the
house of commons, who is an enthu
siastic golf player, offering him a hand
some allowance, payable quarterly, if
he will swear never to play golf oa
WhUky for Powder.
Among the principal consun en of
corn whiskey Is the British govern
ment, which used 124.000 gallons last
year in the manufacture of smokeless
CTJEI0US CASE AT CALUMET.
Spooks MJlne Drive with Electricity to
I'uzxla the Wiaracre.
Calumet, Mich., Feb. 12. Physicians
and laymen are deeply puzzled by the
peculiar case of Harriet Clark, a 13-year-old
girl, living at the home of her
uncle, Joseph Trudell, on Seventh
street. Last night a week ago she re
tired in apparently perfect health. An
hour later strange Tappings and knock
ings begun in her room. The girl be
came badly frightened and called for
assistance. Those who touched her
received smart electrical shocks, and
the rapplngs Increased in violeuce.
Dr. A. G. McLeod, a prominent phy
sician, was summoned but was unable
to give relief to the girl or stop the vio
lent rapplngs which constantly con
tinued from all parts of the room. The
girl continued in the same condition,
and the rapplngs which are now iu-.
termittent, can be heard fully 100 feet I
Naval Governor of Tutuila.
Washington, Feb. 12. It has been
practically decided by the secretary of
the navy to appoint Commander Sea
ton Schroeder to be the first naval gov
ernor of the Samoan island of Tutuila.
Commander Schroeder Is at present on
duty in Washington as a member of
the board charged with the revision of
the naval regulations. This work is
about complete, so that the officer will
be able to leavef or his new post at
an early day. It is expected that Cap
tain Tilley of the Abarenda. . the sta
tion ship at Tago Pago, will look after
United States interests in Tutuila until
the regular governor's arrival.
Fire Costs Marquette $18,000.
Marquette, Mich., Feb. 12. Loss
amounting to over flS.000 resulted
from a fire in the Opera House block.
The fire broke out in a storeroom in
the basement under a part of A. T.
Van Alstyn's store, tho biggest dry
goods establishment in the city. The
place was filled with cotton batting,
woolen goods, papers and other Inflam
mable material. The way It caught
fire Is not known. Van Alstyn's loss
is ?lo.fHM covered by $21,500 insur
ance. Loss on building is $3,000; also
Bryan Vlnts tha National CapltoU
Washington, Feb. 12. William
Jennings Bryan arrived in Washington
Saturday on his way south after his
visit to the New England and Middle
states. lie was at the Capitol during
the afternoon and saw Senators Butler,
of North Carolina, and Martin, of Vir
ginia, corcerning his proposed visit to
the latter state today and to the former
tomorrow. After leaving North Carol
Una he expects to visit several other
of the southern states.
Wolcott Cannot Atrcept.
Washington, Feb. 12. Ex-Governor
Roger Wolcott of Massachusetts has
wired the president his inability to ac
cept a position on the new Philippine
commission. The three commissioners
already selected are Judge Taft. Pro
fessor Worcester and Colonel Charles
Denby, the last two having served on
the old coin mission. It is altogether
probable that the president will select
one member from the south, and pre
sumably a Democrat.
Murdered at His Mill.
Cairo. Ills., Feb. 12. Louis Demont
court of the lumber firm of Demout
court & O'Hara of this city was shot
and killed at one of the company's
mills In Pemiscot county, Missouri. It
is reported a man named Graff did the
shooting. George E. O'Hara, his part
ner, left for Caruthersville to meet
the body and bring it home. Mr.
DcTiontcourt left a wife, two daughters
and a son. He was a Knight Templar.
FROM A MANILA IAIllt.
A Vrvt Extracts From the Christ nia
Number of Freedom.
The following extracts wero laken
from the Chrietmaa souvenir nurauor
of Freedom, tho Americin paper pub
lished in Manila
General Joe Wheeler was in the city,
Saturday, and was closeted with the
military governor during the oariier
pa-t cf tho day. He has tho appear
ance of a man who was tirpd of the
quitude reigning on the n"rth line, and
is anxious to see some active service
He is looking much thinner than when
he first arrived on the islands, but h'
is as active and lively as usual. He
will spend Christmas in the city.
The boys in blue of the E'ghth Army
corps have not teen forgotten by the
good folks at home. Three thousand
boxes containing Christmas p esent!-
arrived nn tho HancocK. ard a' b'fnr
brought adhere as rapidly as pni'-le
They will ail oe in the hands ol iIk
men by today.
General Bates, accompanied by his
staff, Captain S. E. Smiley and Lieu
tenant H. M. Keeve, arrived on the
Churruca from Zambo'inga, Saturdij.
They visited the military governor ai
headquarters, and accompanied him
and Major Murray o Mil c". Th
general looks as if his dutie . gov
ernor of the S-ilu district upr-t d w''b
him. The ditr;ct Is quiet od peace
ful, and the natives seem pleased with
American r ile. The general wi. I tw
in the city for Christmas and iil p t
sibly lelt-r.i m uth about the fi t of
The steamer Tarlac brought d- wn
130 prisoners from Vigan, Saturuav.
The happy ergo tnciuaea an mo pr -
oners who w.-re left at that point J he
hospital ship. M -uri, w-hi li wei.t
north to brir p d.-w n 'he sick j r s n rs
returned Salurd-.y without any pa--. -gers.
All the sick had been s-i'-t clown
with tho otl.er prisoners arm wure
c ired for.
G neral L-iwton ha been laid at
rest He i mourned tod'-y and will be
mourned for a generation.
America may setm severe in tbes
benightoi isUnds, but there i-J always
a smile behind her severity.
That Throbbing: Headache
Would quickly leave you if you used
Dr. King's New Life Pill. Thousands
of sufferers have pruvt-u iueir maicu
less merit for sick and nervous head
aches. Thsy make pure blood and
.1 1 . I 1 .1
strong nerves uu uuuu jom
health. Easy to take. 'Iry them.
5 cents. Money DacK 11 not
Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
The riattemt uth Magnetic Infirm
ary i9 still located in the Kiley. All
diseases treated. Y eiitner melhoa
practiced and taught. Charges
reasonable. Consultation free. Office
hours 8 to 12 a. m.; 2 to 5 and 7 to 8
somi: county nrsiNr.ss.
Coiuuiltalourn Conntdrr himI Allot
Large (IrlHt of III) In.
Plattsmouth, Fv.b. c. ;b.o board
met pursuant to adjournment with ;.U
membois present. Ths minutes f :.
session were road arul approved.
Phy-iei n- f.i.i w. re r"jet-ted at. l
tberleik ii.-rl to i uh Ur nw hid-
Mrrigbii SireitfLi wt c . i.imI;i
the cotitrHCt i-t lh. liiir nl t f
The appointment of I N . V..( , f, ,
as soldiere's relief cnmrniioiicr u-;.
re-cousddered, and on ,o' itinn of I
soldiers J. II. Davis was i - pp. irtt.-.l
The clerk wn ordered to i it
nawtpiper publUhers to file hi, f, r
The board adjourned lo nn et I'e! n(.
February 7. Tho board n t pi.i
suant to ajournmer.t. A l tnein'e-.
The following claims were allow, d:
J P Falter, salary ami eipcimes f ,i ,( , ,
Turner Zinlt, same I'm
J W Cox, same (: ,,,
H J llempel. salary tul
James Robertson, same ;,t i,s
James Robertson, unlove to Liiunln,
three trips i; mi
W C Smith, salai y o :io
A L Todd, same m .m
E E Hilton, labor 4s :
J I) McBride, boarding prisoneis -it :i
W I) Wlieeler, guarding jail 'J :m
M M Butler, salary fourth quaitei lo oo
N I) Talcott, same
J E Douglass, costs i; mi
C V Hay, indse to county superintendent o'i
V H Smith, stamped envelopes.
I.ouis Ottnat, part pay on painting com t
house m no
A R Eikenbary, additional saiary 17:1
A R Eikenbary, revenue stamps, etc in
A U Mayrleld. printing lor county superin
tendent in no
John Kildow, work s -T
Lman Kildow, work :i m
John Waterman, lumber n il'
I'lattstnouth city, gas n) i-o
Frank Johnson, repairs nt
John McKay, overseers' statement :t i
Oeorge 1. rarley, punting :ti
Kirkham .V fJreen. same, assigned .. .'7
Daily 1'oM. same
J F Valley, ice to poor larm
innsmouin itiupnuiic lo., rulin
A petition for a public ro id ntli m
Uiii-n wa laid over for want of funds
in road dUuici No f!) to pay dam goH.
U. T. Loner wa appointed ovcrtoer
in ro;id district No. 21.
S. A. Morri.-on was appointed con
stable In Tipton precinct.
G.-orgo N. L i Kuo was appointed
jjrtticoof the peace in Liberty pre
cinct. O.Iieial bond of tho following road
overseers wero approved:
Dir t. No.
M V Wood ;n
A Coalman ,y,
E K Recce 7
George Steele :;;
Official boul of C. F. Hall, justice of
the po-.co in Silt Creek product, and
O. I. Stowart, justijo of the poaco in
E'. mwood precin.-l, wero approved.
11 aid adjourned lo meet February K
February M.Hoiid pursuant to nl-
j urnment. AH member wero
l b-; fol owifijr claims wero 1 llowetl:
Fgeiib.-rgi:i .V Troop, coal JK -'tj
J V Ciabill. repairing clock mi
1) A Campbell. Nebraska reports i W
Stephens Lithographing Co., treasurer's
c'eks 1'4 x
(Jeorge F Houseworth, fees .
Hate Journal Co., supplies.
Kbinger Hard war j t'o., same
I .' m
William Hcrold & Son, same
W K Fox, same
S A Davis, same
J I Cooke & Co., same
Lehnhoff Bros, same
J Hatt, mdse to poor
J J Swoboda. same
A Clark, same
F. S. White, same
S F Girardet, same
... 1. i, . ....
.1 i v ecjtoacu oc i o., same -j
W E Failing, same.
Wurl & Cortcy, same r 01
August Itach, same lrt 00
B O Marquardt & Co., same
Bennett & 1 utt. same
Mrs R IC Voder, care of pauper
Udc It jckleman, rent for pauper, $
C D (Juinton. serving paper". M...
J I. Hartshorn, work
William lla.-sler, mdse to touu'y..
N H Wilkinson, nidse to poor
Fee bill, insane case J Warga
J Hatt, nvlse to poor
A Helps, mdse to county
VV I. t-'trtct, same no
. S Branson, serving papers 1 l-.I
A R Kikenlcry. redeemed taxes T'.t 01
Clalrn-t a low. d on district road fund:
Richey & Dickson, lumber and coal 113 :tr.
C T Richards, lumber, diitrirt No S 2 Zt
M D Kern, saui", di-trict No '.'7 14
M I) Kern. same, d'strirt No. -JH ?i) 04
George Steele, work iu district No. 37 lit 00
Weeping U ater Lumber Co., lumber dis
trict No. ''! 1 J ho
Edw::idi & BraJfurd t o . 'i.mbt r I ' ul
M I. Ilur-h. work in district No .VI :i
W R Dod-on. overseer's sett'emert dis-
tr.ct No. 3i ".Toil"""
C'uti y o.u fui.d:
Otoe county, wrr k on countv line, f l.VJ 13.. is :v
H aril ;dj ij.ot.tl t meet February
A Thousand Tongues
i.ot Xl-ri 9 lM rupture of
Sprit. tri r, of I J -Jo M watd t
Ph i -delpl.i I'.i., whi n hhe found
that )'-. Kirs' New () -covcry for
(J npUTtptiori 1 a I c.tn lelflv ci,r.-l
her of m ha-l,i r 5,1, ., f f.,P many
ycari h t.l nii.ile if.. 1, l.ii d.n. All
oth'-r remedies and doeu.ra could trivo
her no help, but 6ho says of thi- I?oval
Cure "it soo i removed tho i-ain in n.y
chest j.ii.i I can now sleep sounuly,
soniethi- g I can scarcely remember
doing- before. I fj.-l like uoundiny Us
prai-e- th oughoui the universe.'' So
will iv r or e who tries Dr. Kinp'n
New I) .-e..yery f r any trouble of th'iT"
throat, c' et . r lunu. Price iOc. and
$1.0o. iil bottles free at F. G.
rr:ck- & o -. nrijtr store;
Wh on a woman begins to make prej -
arations fof a trip nboird she his an
elephant on her hands that i most'y
lo pulrronary trouble, the direct ac
tion t f li llard's Horebound Syruo
upon the throat, chest and lungs, im
mediately arrest the malady, by re
lieving the dis'reps.cuttintrthe phleyp
and freeing the vocal and breath fug
organs. Price 25 aDd 50 cents. F. (I.
Fricke & Co.
C. A. Marshall, Dentist.
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