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HlLTElt ADVANCING f K 1'ItICE
The London Statist, a financial
authority in England, in discussing the
advance in the price of silver, says:
"The silver market has been very
firm this week, although India, China
and Japan are not buying. Consider
able orders have been placed for
France, and the United States is hold
ing back the metal for higher prices.
All this points to the beginning of an
other speculation in silver, aud in fact,
there is an inclination upon the stock
exchange to buy all kinds of silver
securities. The principal reason, no
doubt, is that the belief is now becom
ing general all over Europe, and is
shared to a considerable extent in the
United States itself, that silver will be
fore long become the real standard of
value in the United States. If so, it is
agreed, the Indian mints will be re
opened and there will be a very sharp
rise in the metal."
If the Statist had said the prospects
is that silver will soon be recognizpd
on an equality with gold as a money
metal in this country, it would have
hit the nail squarely on the head. Of
course there would be a sharp rise in
silver bullion a rise which would
carry it up to a parity with gold at
once and that is what silver men
have always contended.
Wm.11. Morrison has given notice
of his opposition to silver. That takes
a good man out of the range of presi
The conviction is growing stronger
in the minds of thinking men that the
restoration of silver is absolutely
necessary to the prosperity of the
Every government bond issued
means a new link in a chain about the
neck of every man who works for a liv
ing, and is a tax on the productive in
dustry of both the present and future
The Nebraska City iews wants the
gold standard people to be recognized
as democrats, and wants to creep into
the democratic organization under the
tent, while the nemocrats are not look
ing. Better pay for a ticket and come
in by the door, Dro. Hubner. The time
for repenteDce has not gone by.
Ik in spite of the determined fight
made on silver by the gold ring and
the Cleveland administration, that
metal has increased in price 6A cents
an ounce since February, 1S03, it Is
quite patent that it might easiiy be re
stored to parity with goJd if the ineta!
were given only such treatment as the
law now contemplates and provides.
Tno3iAs Jeffeusox was opposed to
the issue of any bond running more
than nineteen years, because, he said,
the present generation had no right to
tax the next one to pay its debts. Mr.
Cleveland's sense of justice is not af
fected that way. He would fasten
fifty year bonds on the people if he
could. There are democrats and
democrats, but Cleveland is not one of
The new Spanish general in Cuba,
Marin, seems to find it just as diffi
cult to find or bring on a general en
agement with Gen. Gomez of the in
surgent army as did his predecessor.
When he puts his army down in a par
ticular place Gomez isn't there, but is
at some other point destroying trains
or burning sugar plantations or in
dicting other damage on the enemy.
He fixes up a fortified line which is in
pregnable, only to find that Gomez
crosses it at his pleasure and without
The senate having passed the bond
bill in the form of a substitute pro
viding for the free coinage of silver
at 1G to 1, last week, the finance com
mittee has now reported the house tar
iff bill, striking out the tariff provis
ions and inserting as an amendment a
bill providing for free silver. It will
pass the senate in this form, undoubt
edly. There is no hope of its passing
the house. Possibly the gold worship
pers may discover soon that the silver
advocates are in earnest.
Every man who works for a living,
and every poor man, whether a farmer
or mechanic, is rapidly learning that
his interests cannot be promoted by
the gold standard, but are directly
antagonized by it. The gold standard
is urged chiefly by "capitalists out of
debt" and by those who want to make
the product of labor and all kinds of
property cheaper by increasing the
value of the dollar in its purchasing
power, while the working man, the
mechanic, the promoter of enterprises
and farmers all have a common inter
est in having money plentier, and
therefore cheaper, so that the wheels
of industry will be kept greased and in
motion. It is an irrepressible conflict
the conflict of the ages, of the classes
ngainst the masses. The man who
cannot see this must have his eyes
closed by ignorance or interest. A
battle royal is coming on in this coun
try on this question whether man
shall bo free or slave. Choose ye
whom you will serve the God of free
dom or mammon.
The chairman of the house commit
tee on banking and currency desires
that the bankers of the country shall
advise congress what to do regarding
the financial situation. He says there
never was a body of legislators more
anxious to know what ougkt to be done
under the circumstances and more
anxious to do the right thine than the
house of representatives, and he holds
out the assurance that congress will
enact any. measure that the bankers
are agreed among themselves will re
lieve the national treasury. Omaha
It is the natural thing for a million
aire manufacturer, who cannot possi
bly have any feeling in common with
the great body of his fellowmen who
work with their hands for a living, to
look to a class of men like the bankers
of the country for advice as to what
aws the people nerd, but nobody flse
would do so. The history of the late
civil war showed that bankers were
the least patriotic of any class of our
people, and it is natural that it should
be so. With a man in hat business
the pocket nerve is the only one that
effects them, and it becomes a habit
with'theui to judce of everything by
it j effect upon their moneyed interests.
With other men it is not so, they lo k
at questions with relation to their effect
upon the people in general and of the
public welfare. The recent demonstra
tion by Wall street bankers and specu
lators against the patriotic policy laid
down by the president respecting ti e
Monroe doctrine, is a demonstration
patent to every man of the fact or posi
tion set out above. That very business
destroys the sense of fellowship among
men, and hence it destroys patriotism
-the willinguess to suffer and die, if
need be, for one's country. Besides,
there can be no interest in common
between the masses and those who
loan money for gain. Their interests
would be best served under a monarchy
or au anstccracy, while for the masses
a republic is necessary. The fact that
they know how to make dollars double
themselves at other peoples expense it
no indication that they would or could
propose good laws for the people.
At the recent meeting of the deposi
tors of the Cicizens bank C. II. Par
mele stated that l.e held S2"i,000 in
certificates of deposite of the bank
md therefore he was interested with
tha others in what was done in the
matter. Other depositors say he bought
these certificates from other depositors
who were forced by their necessities to
sell, and they were told by the receiver
that the bank's affairs weie in such a
condition that they would probably
have to wait for years before a dividend
could be declared and then they might
not get anything, so they were per
suaded to sell at a discount of oO and
GO per cent, while it is now certain
that the bank will pay out. dollar tor
dollar, so that C. II. Parmele will clear
at least 100 per cent on his investment,
and the most of it has been made
through this sort of connivance with
his son the bank receiver. It strikes
us that that sort of business is very
like obtaining money under false
In 1S5S William II. Seward declared
that there was an "irrepressible con
flict" between freedom and slavery in
in this country. He told the truth as
the history of a long and bloody war
fully demonstrated. There is today
another irrepressible conflict going on
in this country, only field has been
changed from black slavery to white.
Its center is found in the silver ques
tion. The question is, Shall idle capital
rule, making slaves of the masses, or
shall active industry, representing a
race of free men, prevail. The conflict
will wage until man shall win over
Mammon, peacably, or after a bloody
No one ever thought of introducing
so expensive a feature as lithographic
color work in the days when the lead
ing magazines sold for S4.00 a vear and
35 cents a copv. But times change
and the magazines change with them.
It has remained for he Cosmopolitan,
sold at one dollar a year, to put in an
extensive lithographic plant capable of
printing 320,000 pages per day (one co
lor.) The, January issue presents as a
frontispiece a water-color drawing by
Eric Pope, illustrating the last story
by Robert Louis Stevenson which has
probably never been excelled even in
the pages of the finest dollar French
periodicals. The cover of The Cosmop
olitan is also changed, a drawing of
page length by the famous Faris artist
Rossi, in lithographic colors on white
paper takes the place of the manilla
back with" its red stripe. Hereafter
the cover is to be a fresh surprise each
. The county commissioners are busy
today awarding county contracts, pr.
Schildknecbt was appointed county
physician for this district.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Dr. M. M. ButIer,of Weeping Water,
was a county seat visitor today.
A. C. Wright, of Elm wood was in
the city for a few hours Tuesday.
Judge llamsey is confined to his
home with a severe attack of the grip.
Theodore Boedeker and ami, John,
came in from Louisville Tuesday.
Sheriff Holloway was our in the vi
cinity of Louisville Monday serving
Sheriff Holloway went out to Weep
ing Water Tuesday on official busi
ness. II. J. Davis came up from Liberty
precinct yesterday morning aud cultt-.d
at this office.
Sam Patterson came in this morning
from South Bend, for a short visit
with relatives and friends.
C. J. Nims.a resident of Mercerville.
reports the arrival of a fine nine-pouno
boy baby at his home last evening.
Ed. Tighe, one of Center precinct'
most prosperous farmers, was attend
ing to some business at the court
Dr. Dearing returned Saturday from
an extended trip through Illinois,
whither he went in the interest of the
Dr. L. F. Britt has sufficiently re
covered from his injuries to be out
agaiu. and :icc mpanied his wife to
Omaha yesteiday afternoon.
Mrs. May E Thompson has re
ceived notice that slie had beeu
granted a widow's pension of S ywr
month with back pay fiom.Jan. 0,
From present indications Ilarrv
Northcutt will soon e appointed by
Judge Ramsey us oilicial court n-porter
for t lie second judicial district. The
appointment m iy possibly occur to
morrow. The delegates from this city to the
suzar btet convention at Fremont de
parted lor that place yesterday.
AmoDg i.hose who went were Messrs.
It B Windham. II. II. Grring and
The library is daily growing iu pub
lic favor, and last Saturday was the
biggest day in the history of that
institution. The librarian reporis
that there weie in the neighborhood
of 'iO books exchanged on that day.
Judge Spurlock returned from York
la3t Saturday. He reports having had
a splendid time Friday night at tbe re
ception tendered the eastern board of
directors of the Mothers' Jeweis
.lake Heinrich, the well-known rest
aurant man, has bought one of the
houses belonging to the Billings es
tate, and Monday Sam Archer and a
force of men were hauling it down to
Jake's farm, about four miles south of
Judge Spurlock on Tuesday issued
a license to wed to Mr. John T. Boe
deker aud Miss Ola Metz both of
Louisville. The groom-elect is a son
of Theodore Hoedeker, while Miss
Metz is a daughter of George Metz.
both promiueut Cass county farmers.
County Commissioner Jacob Falter
returned last Monday from Plainview,
Pierce county, Xeb., where he at
tended the funeral of hiscousin, whose
name was also Jacob Falter. The
young man was twenty-two years old,
and was a sufferer from dropsy of the
breast. He was ou married.
A remarkable revival meeting has
been going on for some time at the
Otterbein (U. B.) church " in north
Nehawka precinct.Over seventy acces
sions to the church have leen made,
and the old membership has been won
derfully revived, and the vrhole neigh
borhood has been awakened as never
George Luschinski. for many years
an employe in the B. & M. paint shop
here, has severed his connection with
that company and accepted a position
with the Colorado Midland company
as forman of the paint shop at Colo
rado City. Mr. and Mrs. Luschinski
have many friends here who will re
gret their departure.
'Herr Joseph Gahm, a young Ger
man pianist, only eighteen years old,
'who came to this country recently,
played three solos with great success.
He has a wonderful technique, great
expression and an excellent memory."
Boston Advertiser, 1883. At the
Presbyterian church next Thursday,
The young ladies of the Library as
sociation had made all preparations to
hold an old-fashioned spelling school
at the court house. Superintendent
Farley and Surveyor Hilton having
donated the use of their offices for that
purpose. The young women secured
the consent of the commissioners to
the plan, but could not secure Mr.
Hempel's consent, so the idea had to
be abandoned.They will content them
selves with a "Crambo"' party, (what
ever that maybe) at the residence of
Mrs. Henry llempel on February 18th.
The handsome silk quilt made by the
members of Star Lodge, No. 4, D. of
II., will be on exhibition in one of the
windows of Dovey's store on Friday
and Saturday. Anyone wishing a
chance on the same can secure the
same at povey's store.
"Bm ka fcroablftt of Uli Own' ,
There is trouble and bloodshed
among society circles in Mercerville.
It seems that a daughter of one of the
prominent citizens of that burg at
tended public worship Sunday evening,
and. wats accompauied home by a
young man, who lingered at the gate,
as young men will, talking to her. It
appears that this joung man is objec
tionable to the family of the young
lady in question, and her brother came
down to the gate and iuvi'ed the
young man to leave. Whereupon the
aforesaid young mau, anxious to prove
his valor iu the sight of his charmer,
removed his coat and invited the
brother to come out in the road and
tight. The brother came, saw and
conquered, aud now the lovelorn
swain mourns the loss of his lady love,
and nurses sundry bumps and bruises
on various parts of his person.
Tnkeu UliUr Atlvluienr.
The replevin suit of John Deuson
vs. Jacob Meisinger, to recover the
possession of a team of horses alleged
to be the exempted property of Mrs.
Phillip Thierolf, occupied the atten
tion of Justice Archer nearly all day.
The arguments were completed at four
o'clock, and the matter was taken
under advisement until next Monday,
Money to loan on Improved Cass
county farms at 7 per cent sticaigiit,
no conmicsiox, with tne privilege of
paying any amount at any time; inter
est payable annually at the bank you
This loan, which is the cheapest and
best eer offered, can only be obtained
from T. II. POLLOCK,
7 Sole agent, PJattsmouth, Neli.
C. J. Vallery, with W. .1. Barr, as
engineer, is running a steam coin
sheller at Mynard and vicinity, and lie
thinks he can shell as much or more
corn as auy single sheller made. With
a trifle rise in corn now is the time to
have the shelling done and Vallery is
a good man to do it.
A Mutter of Opinion.
A gentleman was greatly .surprifed
aud pleased the other day at the reply
a lady gave to the question: "Do you
plant Vick's seeds?" Her answer was:
"I always plant Vick's seeds in the
front yard, but we get cheap seeds in
the back yard, which I know is a mis
take." It pays to plant good seeds, and we
advise our friends who aiethinking of
doing anything in this line to send ten
cents for Vick's Floral Guide for lht'0.
This amount may be deducted from the
first order. James Vick's Sons, Ilcch
ester, X. Y.,are the pioneers iu this
tirup Kittes to OiiiiIih.
On account of the G. A. It. encamp
tneut and Women's Relict Corps, to
be held in Omaha, Ft-b. 12 and 13, the
li. & M. R. It. will make a rate of one
fare for the round trip. Tickets will
be on sale Fet. 11 and 12, with limit
to return Feb. 17.
W. L. Pickett, Agent.
There is one good thing about the
Lincoln footpad. He does not wait
until the hours of the early morning
before starting out to elevate the
money-laden wayfarer. Instead he
partakes of a hearty supper of bam
and egns, girds up his loins and hies
him to the highway, where he trans
acts his business ere the hour of nine
is sounded from yon tower, and is
sleeping the slumber of the poor iu
heart while t he alert policeman ia pur
suing phantom shadows in the rear
alleys down town. Nebraska City
Dr. Marshall, Graduate DENT
IST, Fitzgerald block.
In District Court, Cusa Count' , Nebraftka:
Frank E. Johnson and John NOTICE
S. Stull. executors of the
lat will and testament of TO
Elizabeth C. Handle?, de
Anna II. Reed, et al., defend
ants. I DEFENDANTS.
Fraud Pobney. J. Boon, first name unknown,
W. M. Ilaeee, first name unknown, A T. Show,
first name unknown, Rollin Fltcble, Wood Ep
person, Kev. George llindley, Thomas K. Clark.
Amos Street, Fred P. Fen, Andrew Onderdonk,
Henry Dubois, Mary C. Gibson. Benjamin A.
Gibson. llalverstadt, first name unknown,
C.M.Burns, first name unknown, StelJe, alias
Steel, first name unknown, Clarlnda C. Davis,
non-resident defendants, will take notice that
on the 6th day of January, 1896, Frank E. John
son and John S. Stull, executors of the last will
and testament of Elizabeth C. Handler, de
ceased, plaintiffs herein, filed their petition in
the district court of Cass county, Nebraska,
(and on the 23th day of January,
1890, filed an amended petition) against
said defendants, the object and prayer
of which is to foreclose a certain mortgage ex
ecuted by Eugene L. Reed and Anna 11. Reed
to Elizabeth C. Handley, due and payable tlve
vears from date thereof, upon all the west half of
the northeast quarter, (w, V of n. e. J of Sec.
one (1) except astripf ull length across the north
end thereof 700 feet in width. Also the east
half of north west quarter (e. J n. w. j-) sec
tion one 1J excepting 1st, a strip full length
across the north end thereof 00 feet in width,
and excepting 2d, a tract in southwest corner,
as follows: Beginning at southwest corner
running north forty-seven rods to a pointin west
line; thencerunning east sixteen rods; thence
running south forty-seven rods; thence west
sixteen rods to place of beginning: also
excepting thirdly, ono and one-fourth acres on
southeast corner of above land used for lime
kilns. All above land being iu township ten
10 north of range eleven 11 east 6th p. m. in
said Cass county, to secure the payment of one
certain promissory note dated October 30th.
18S7. for the sura of $5,000; that there isnow due
upon said note and mortgage the sum of 4,5UO
with interest at seven percent per annum from
the 21st day of June. 1800, for which sum with
interest from that date, riaintlffs pray for a
decree that defendants mav be required to pay
the same, or that said premises may be sold
to satisfy the amount found due on plaintiff's
note and mortgage. - ....
You are required to answer sain petition on or
before the th day of March. A. D. lfC6.
Dated this 30th day of January, 1SW5.
Frank E. Johnson and John S. Stull,
Executors of tbelst will and testament of
Elizabeth C. Handley. deceased, by their attor
ney, H. D, Travis, John S. Stull, pro ue, M
" 2 Is)
....Is pleased to call special attention to his line of....
No. 1 Hand-iade Harness,
Made of Old-Fashioned, Oak-Tanned Leather, which he is able to
warrant as first-class in every particular. Also has a fine line
of Covered CARRIAGES and BUGGIES. He has also added
to his stock a first-class make of BICYCLES, with all the. mod
Harness Repairing at Lowest Prices
So. 309 Maiii-St.,. Plattsmouil!, Xclj.
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Which are beyond question the best Stoves made. Call and see.
His stock of FURNITURE, both in quality and quantity,
is the largest and best in the county.
No. :512 .Main Ntrt,
An invited to rati ;;tn! S .
THE POPULAR BUTCHERS.
And get prices on Cattle, Hogs, Calves. Chickens, Geese, Ducks
Turkeys and Hides. They are always ready to buy for cash.
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