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P.LATTSMOUTII, APRIL 22, 1860.
Call for Republican State Convention.
Th Republican electtri of the Uate of Ne
braska are hereby called to send Delegates
from the svral Counties to meet in Stat Con
vention at Columbus, on Wednesday.. th i:th
day of May, ltiao, at 7 o'clock p. in., for the pur
pofe of lectln six delegates to the Kepubli
caa National Convention to b held at Chicago,
on th 3d cJay of June next, to nominate candi
dates for I'reaident and Vice-I'resideat f the
I'uited States ; and to transact such other bu
siness as may properly come before it.
The several Counties are entitled to repres
entation In Stato Convention as fol.ows. based
upon the vote cast in each county far Hon.
Auiasa Cobb for Judee of the Supreme Court,
In 1870, giving one delegate to each 150 votes,
and ene for the fraction of 75 votes. al;a one
delegate at large f er each organized County.
... 1437 11
. .. 335 3
... 459 4
... 8US 7
... &K 5
... 72 6
.. 1855 10
... 171 2
.. 250 3
... 2625 19
. . . 682 5
... 63i 5
... 279 3
... 354 3
... 378 4
... 10U7 8
... 2370 17
, .. 128 10
.. Wo 5
. .. 565 6
... 31 1
... 481 4
.... 2752 19
.... 25 3
... 44 4
.... 781 6
... 1200 9
... 448 4
... 14r3 11
... 1025 8
Lancaster. . .
. . . 744
Johnson 865 7
It Is recommended first, that no proxies be
admitted to the Convention, except neli as are
held by persons residing in the Counties from
which the proxies are given.
Seeod.That no Delegate shall represent an
absent member of his delegation, unless lie be
clothed with authority from the County Con
vention, oris In possession ot proxies ironi re
gularly elected deleuates.
By orderof the Kepulilican StateCentral Com
niittee. JAMES W. DAWES, Ch'n.
JAMES DONNELLY, Sec'y.
LincwJ.n, NfT., April 8, 1880.
Glenwood has had
and netted over S250.
an Art Loan
They figure Grant at 211 delegates,
Blaine 80, and Sherman 40, now.
f rir W'niTH ihnnts DundT. PawnCI
Republican trumps and somebody else
Yestekday was Arbor Day. Won
der how many trees were set out in
Cass Ceinty ?
Bob Burdette, the funny man of
the Burlington Hawkeye, is lecturing
Later accounts of the recent storm
show Wisconsin to have been almost
as severely visited as Missouri.
The English dition of Scribner's
Magazine, which is steadily increasing
from month to month, now amounts
to 11,000 copies.
15 13 14 Paddock, Dundy and
VanWyck. Can you work it out?
Yes, by crowding Mason into 10's
corner. Juniata Herald.
Wont count 34 then, anyway.
The additional shops to be erected
at Plattsmouth by the B. & M. compa
ny, this spring, will, when completed,
make their works the largest west of
the Missouri river, and will make
riattsmouth the greatest manufactu
ring point in the west. Neb. City
The new bridge across the Weeping
water near Factoryville will be finish
ed this week, and ready for travel
The Cass County cmmissioners were
down and accepted the bridge last
week. By rights the abutments of the
bridge, which are piling, should have
been of stone, as the people of Cass
will some day find out.
Hon. Emery Storrs in mis speech
at the Grant meeting in Chicago last
week, read the following words: "that
ambitioua young Man, very proud of
knowing what older and wiser men
have found it convenient to forget."
There's two of him in Nebraska-r-one
-ere and the twin at Omaha.
The anti-Grant men here and else
where are sadly dividedin their ewn
household. Indeed it would be very
funny to ses Mr. Henderson and his
email band of followers undertake to
name a candidate against Grant. There
was a class in Oxford once containing
fourteen members, and said to repres
ent fifteen different theological schools
This is about the condition of the tea
party outside of the general proposi
tion f hostility to Grant.
Thurlow Weed thinks that the
duty f republicans is to reach a nomi
nation "in a spirit that will secure a
united, zealous, and hearty suppert of
their nominee, whether it be Grant,
Blaine. Sherman, TVashburn.Edraunds,
Fisk.Evarts, Windom or Beetb." The
Hew York Independent says amen to
this pinion of a yery wise man. Un
less republicans fellow it, they might
as well, so far as the result is concern-
make no nomination at an.
The State Committee rather fooled
itself, we think, in putting the Repub
lican State Convention at Columbus.
It is a well known fact that the Dem
ocratic Convention ceuld hardly be ac
commodated ther, and the Republi
cans are likely to have 200 more people
attending. Frem the lower river coun
ties it is extremely difficult to reach,
and yery expensive for delegates. Per
haps the disease will work its ewn
cure, and the next Convention be plac
ed at a more acceptable point.
The Scientific American copies from
the correspondent of the Inter-Ocean,
who has recently been traveling thro'
Nebraska, his statement regarding the
conflict between the cattle kings and
those trying to retain the western part
of Nebraska for pre-emption and the
use of the farmer. We opine this mat
ter will be so thoroughly ventilated
that Messrs. Hayden, Powell & King,
or any other public land commission,
composed f men who have given this
country but the merest glance, will
hardly attempt to wrest five hundred
millin acres of land from the farmer,
and turn it ever to a comparative
handful f cattle men.
The Isle of the Long- Ago.
O ! a wonderful stream is river Time,
As it Hows through the realm of tears.
With faultiest rhythm, a musical rhyme
And a broader sweep and a s-ure sublime,
As it Mends with the ocean of years.
How the winters are drilling, lik flakes of
And the ummer like buds between ;
And the year in the sheaf so they come and
On the river's breast, with its ebb and flow.
As they fdide in the shadow aud cheen.
Tbere'x a niaicnl ilse up the river Time,
Where the softest of airs are playing.
There is a cloudless sky and a tropical cliiue.
And a voice as sweet as a vesper chime .
And the June with the roses are staying.
And the name of this i.de is the Long Ago,
And we bury our treasures there :
There are brows of beauty aud blossoms of
They are heaps of dust, but we love them eo.
They are trinkets and tresses of hair.
O, remember for aye be that blessed isle,
All the day 'of our life till nijrht ;
And when evening comes with its beautiful
And our eyes are clo.sini: in slumber awhile.
May that "Greenwood" of coul be in sight.
An Important Matter.
Wayne County Review.
Among the first bills which ought
to be passed by our ewct legislature,
should be one to repeal the laws of
1879, fr never was the statute books
of any state cursed with such a set of
miserable, bungling, ill-conceived, impossible-to-be-executed
laws, as is ours
to day. Take, for instance, those in
which publication is ordered, so iude
inite are they in regard to the time,
thafhardly twe judges in the state are
agreed upon the subject one holding
that a notice to a non-resident defend
ant should be published for five suc
cessive weeks, and another that four
publications would meet the require
ments of the law; one judge holds that
in the sale of real estate, the sheriff
must advertise for 30 days, and anoth
er, equally learned in the law, decides
that one publication, 30 days prior to
the sale, is sufficient. By all means,
repeal these bewildering statutes, and
give us something that the lawyers at
least can understand, even if it is all
"Greek" to the laity.
The Herald wishes to warn its re
publican friends to keep their temper
during the Presidential campaign, now
opening, it will be its duty for a few
mouths to hit a republican head wher
ever it sees it. Omaha Herald.
Blaze away old chap, the first chance
you get; and dollars to cents, you are
the first man to get mad.
The Bee intimates that the Giant
men in this State are getting scared.
This is the way the News talks, and it
don't look like a Grant scare to us:
The state convention has-been call
ed so as to give us one month in which
to work. Every Blaine man owes it to
himself and t his candidate to get to
work enthusiastically. These are the
days when proselytes aro easily made.
We havn't heard any Grant men
shouting, "get out and work!" We are
willing the State should decide for it
self who it wants.
We went up to Omaha last Friday,
to hear Judge Savage's interesting lec
ture on the "Discovery of Nebraska,"
before J. II. Woolwoi th's Omaha His
torical Society. It was a most satis
factory and valuable address; but if
our friend, the Judge, really wants to
deliver it before the "State Historical
Society," he will have to repeat it on
some future occasion, for we certainly
did not see any State Historical Socie
ty there, unless Wool worth had it in
We thought Sunday's storm about
as bad as it was possible to be, but the
neighboring state of Missouri had to
take it a good deal worse, so the dis
patches state. Nearly the whole town
of Marshfield, Mo., was blown down
and then burned, resulting in the death
of at least one hundred persons and
the wounding of double that number.
The harricane which effected this fol
lowed the course of the St. James riv
er, tearing up everything in its path,
and the destruction ef life in the coun
try districts is supposed to be very
great. Marshfield is about 218 miles
The Plattsmouth Herald rises ve
ry gravely to inform the News that
the New York Sun is not "a staunjjjy
republican sneer., as was asserted in
this paper some time ago. This re
minds us. Soon after the Meeker af
fair the News asserted one day in a
paragraph that Senator Saunders had
offered its editor the agency lately va
cated rather hurriedly by Mr. Meeker.
In a manner as serious as that now
assumed by the Plattsmouth Herald
Senator Saunders, who was then in
Omaha, took occasion to indignant!
deny the statement, and his organ in
the course of a week or two contained
a scathing rebuke of the temerity of a
mn who could make such a libelous
and untruthful assertion. In explana
tion, The News now desires to say be
fore all the world, that Senator Saun
ders did not offer its editor the Meek
er agency, and that to the best of its
knowledge and belief. The N Y. Sun
is not "a staunch republican sheet,"
bat something far different. Both as
sertions by The News were "meant to
be jokes. We do not say that they
were good jokes or that they should
not have been labeled In order to pre
vent the mistakes which they have oc
casioned. -We simply desire to state
that they were meant to be funny, and
that if Senator Saunders, The Platts
mouth Herald and the god will for
give us for them they shall be our last.
To be a joker in this country is to pass
through such travail and misery that
a man might better give it up before
Now, Mr. News, that's gauzy. Every
one felt that Meeker thing was a joke,
of course; why we have a boy two and
a half years old (this is a joke) that
read that article and at once pronounc
ed it a "multitudinous canard;" but
this column and over of Inter-Oceon
matter the other day is a different
breed from the Saunders Meeker story.
However, we can stand- it, if you can,
because if that Sun item was a joke
all you said about the I-O must be in
joke too, and in fact your whole Blaine
argument for it was all in one piece,
all of a kind, and in fact that's what
we've been thinking all the time. We
accept your apology, and understand
that you're only joking about Saunders
and the 810.000, and Blaine being our
nominee, and the I-O not being much
of a paper and lying, &c only please
Mr. News, now, just mark "funny"
after such grave editorials as that here
after; and we do assure" you we'll laugh
our buttons off. We calculate to laugh
at you any way in June. Remember,
this article is not to be answered in
earnest, it's "f unnin' " we are.
Blaine went for Iowa last Wednes
day, there is no mistake abeut that;
that is t say, Iowa instructed for
Blaine for sure; but the Omaha Re
publican says: " 'Tis true, Iowa gave
Blaine 22 delegates, while Kentucky
gave Grant 24, and Missouri 30 dele
gates the same day. Not so much of a
Blaine day aa one would think." The
Lincoln Democrat says:
One more such a day as last Wednes
day, and there wont be a half dozen
Blaine men left in Nebraska to attend
the Columbus convention on the nine
teenth of May next.
One 'may be safe in saying that Grant
will have a majority on the informal
ballot and that ho will be nominated
by acclamation on the first formal bal
lot, provided he will accept it.
. Hymen's Doings.
HARMS MCUFIN On Tuesday, April 20th
1x80, at the residence of John Martin, Ksi.,
Factoryville, Neb., Mr. Hexrv J. Hakims,
of .Steele City. Neb., to Miss Annih M. Mt u
fin, of Factoryville.
The ceremony took place at 9 a. in.. performed
by Rev. Horace A. Ewell. The bride was dress
ed in garnet traveling suit, trimmed with satin,
and hat to match. She was attended by her
sister. Miss Nellie, whose attir was similar to
the bride's. A number of friends of the fami
ly were present.
The happy couple received very many hand
some aud useful presents. After the ceremony
the party partook of a wedding collation. At
about 2 o'clock the happy pair, after receiving
the many congratulations of their friends, took
their departure from Factoryville for their fu
tme home iu Steele City, via Lincoln,
The Herald acknowledges the receipt of a
box of wedding cake, and, wishes the happy
coupie much prosperity.
Sunday was the first of the week,
but many thought it was going to be
the last of the season, all seasons in
fact. In all our residence in Nebras
ka, or anywhere else we never saw
such a day. We never saw so much
real estate en the move before in all
our life. It "went up" faster than in
the old "'57 days" when lots doubled
and tiebled in 24 hours. Early in
the morning the wind was blowing
hard and before noon was a perfect
gale. The dust just filled the air, and
darkened the sun, giving a baleful
glare to everything, forcing many to
believe that the last (windy) day hud
come. Certain it is the old earth
couldn't stand many such blows for it
snatched her almost bald-headed as it
was and all the people on it, here
abouts. About 2 p. m. it was terrific
The sstn vainly strove to penptrate the
dense and flying mass, theWind shriek
ed over the telegraph and telephone
wires, loose boards, traps and old rags
filled the air and pandemonium reign
ed superb. Dust and ashes sat on eve
ry human being and lay thick on each
and every hearthstone.
Towards night it let up and the sun
shone clear at setting. Many prayed
for rain, but no rain came. Bad as it
was here no Uvea were lost and no se
rious damage done and we may thank
fate that we had no hurricane as at
Marshfield, Mo., and that no fire fiend
tormented us that day.
Au almost liraculous Escape.
Last Saturday the town was astou
ished by seeing John Poland driving
down "Washington Avenue towards
Main Street on a dead run, with both
tires off his hind wheels, and all bloody,
shouting, "Man in a well, all covered
with rock, help is needed." Everybody
that could, on foot, horseback, in bug
gies made for the west eud of town
and then found that Wra. Dunstan
was near the bottom of Joe. Buttery's
well and sixteen or eighteen feet of
Rock on him sure enough. It seems
he' and Poland were about to clean and
deepen the well. Dunstan got into
the bucket find was lowered to about
four feet from the bottom, when all at
once the rock above closed in on liim.
Poland jumped in to aid and a big
stone struck him and cut his head bad
ly. He got out and started off half
stunned and bleeding for help as above
mentioned. In an incredibly short
space of time dozens of ready bauds
were at work, removing tho stone by
means of buckets and ropes; two men
down in the well loaded the buckets
and others above drew them out as
fast as filled, changing hands as fast
as any one became tired. In this way
a very large quantity of stone was re
moved in a vsry short time. The first
man down was Alfred Ehrlich, from
John Wayman's Shop, and the next
Fred. Kroehler, they worked like beav
ers with ropes around them in case of
another cave. Kroehler came up first
and was replaced by Jim. Sage. Ehr
lich kept saying he wasn't tired but
when finally drawn up almost fainted.
He was replaced by Sheriff Hyers and
the good work went on without inter
mission. We could hear Dunston beg
ging them to hurry up. It was about
9:30 when he fell in and about twenty
minutes to twelve when they "reached
him, alive. Two hours and a half with
nearly twenty feet of rock between
him and daylight.
Strange to say he was taken out
with scarcely a bruise on his person.
Sitting crouched in the bucket, his
hands over his head, the first stones
formed an arch over him and protect
ed his head
The cramped position anil cold had
thoroughly chilled him, otherwise he
thought he was all O. K. and half an
hour afterwards he was chatf ingaway
as good as ever and swearing . he'd
clean that well out yet. That night
be was taken home and is now almost
free from any bad effects of his won
The Greatest IClessingr.
A simple, pure, harmless remedy,
that cures every time, and prevents
disease by keeping the blocd pure, sto
mach regular, kidneys and liver ac
tive, is the greatest blessing ever con
ferred upon man. Hop Bitters isthas
remedy, and its proprietors are being
blessed by thousands who have been
saved and cured by it. Will you try it?
See another column.
From the Quaker City.
E. J. Campbell, of Philadelphia, un
der date of Oct. 4. 1879, certified to the
wonderful efficacy of Warner's Safe
Pills and Safe Kidney and Liver Cure,
in removing a liver disease accompa
nied by chronic constipation and yel
low skin. 2tl2
Republican Committee llecting.
Tie Republican County Committee
saet at Weeping Water, on Monday,
.April 19th, and were called to order at
half past one o'clock, j m., by chair
man G. S. Smith.
On motion it was decided to hold
the primaries in the different wards
and precincts of the County, on Satur
day, May 1st, trio committeemen pres
ent to name "the place and hour of
holding tho same.
On' motion it was decided tholdtho
County Convention on Saturday, May
8th. at 11 o'clock a. tu. The. committee
then proceeded to ballet for pl.ce of
holding County Convention, and Weep
ing Water having received a majority
of the voles cast,- was dtclared tho
It was then decided that each pre
cinct should be entitled to representa
tion upon the basis of one delegate for
every twelve votes, or msjar fraction
thereof, cast for Judge Cobb at the
election last fall.
On motion it was recommeiided that
tho delegates present at the County
Convention cast the vote of their pre
cincts, ana that no proxies b recog
nized, except given to actual residents
of the precints they represent.
J. B. Strode, Sec'y.
Call far Republican County Convention
The Republican County Convention will meot
at the School Hoine at Weeping Water, at 11
o'clock a. m., Saturday, May Sth. The basis of
representation will be one delegate for every
twelve votes, or major fraction thereof, cast
for Judge Cobb, at the election in Fall of lt?79.
Following is the number of delegates to
which each precinct is entitled, and the time
and places of holding the primaries, on Satur
day, May 1st, 1SS0 :
' s -
jt - x -
' " x 3 :
4 -J I
- - - -a
1 X 3D X 30
- 9. r. o n -i "i n i: -1 L-t -
This Convention is for the purpose of select
ing ten delegates to the Republican Stale Con
vention at Columbus, on May lath, and for the
transaction of such other business as may le
gitimately and regularly come before it.
(i. S. Smith. Chairman.
Ix relation to our stock interests the
Chicago Stockman Bays:
A NEBRASKA EDITOR. AROUSED.
The appearance in the section of the
country (Cass County) where the Ne
braska Herald is published of sever
al representatives of Chicago live-stock
firms has "waked up" the editor of that
paper and he delivers himself of the
following stalwart sentences.:
"Xow, this is all right; we like to
see the stock-commission men here,
and we believe Cass County and .Ne
braska is going to feed more and more
cattle, and ship them to Chicago, for
you chaps to sell, but now we want
you to do something for us, or one of
these fine days we'll hunt up another
market. We want you to raise thun
der in Chicago, about some of the rates
for feeding in those Union Stock
Yards there. If the railroads own tho
Stock Yards, go for the railroads, and
if the yards own the roads, go for both
of them. It now costs (SI) one dollar
per bushel to feed stock in tho Union
Stock Yards of Chicago, and (830) per
ton for hay. Xow we can raise hay
and corn cheaper than that in Nebras
ka. It won't do gentlemen, whoever
control those yards, we can bale hay
and ship corn by the carload so much
cheaper that you big gentlemen, you
fellows of the Times, Tribune, and
Stockman, have got to reduce this thing
or we'll ship by boat to tit. Louis. Tha
"Joe Kinney" a ill be here soon aud of
fers to ship hogs to St Louis for 70c per
head and 'haul' feed free. You see
stock shippers can't stand that. The
yardage in Chicago, outside of feed, is
2.jc per head for cattle and c to c for
hogs, and then the shippers say they
never get full weight for 1-ay or corn
The Inter Ocean also makes mention
of our plea and quotes our ifrlicle as
above, which shows that something
may be done by and by. We think a
right active committee of Chicago and
West Missouri Stock men at that Illi
nois Legislature next winter might
open their eyes.
The Western Ilurai.
We call attention to The Western
Rural of Chicago, as being one of the
best and most enterprising Agricultu
ral and Famijy papers in our country.
It is pushing forward in commendable
enterprise in demanding some reforms,
which, when accomplished, will prove
of incomputable benefit to the public.
A number of interesting articles on
Nebraska have recently appeared in its
The Kural presents a healthy appear
ance, and is no doubt receiving, as it
deserves, an extremely liberal support
from the agricultural classes. - Sub
scription price, 81.03 ptr year. Send
for free sample copy.
Last Jleetins of the Old ilesnbers Ap
proving Bonus, and Swearing
In the New members.
Council. Chamber, April 17.
A regular meeting of the Common
Council was held Saturday evening.
Present Mayor Joknson, impson, cl'k,
aud Cottncilmen Pollock, Pepperberg,
Weckbach, i airfield, McCallan and
Minutes of the previous Bieetings
weio read, approved and signed.
The 1 inance Committee reported tho
following bills, and on recommenda
tion were allowed on general fund:
J. W. Johnson, serv's as Mayor S"0 00
G. W. Fairfield, "
J. V. Weckbach,
V. V. Leonard, "
J. A. MacMurphy, printing, fce
J. D. Simpson, Clerk'.
P. B. Murphy, Marshal . .
J. Hohlschuh, Street Com'r
Committee recommended the non
payment of bill of M. M. Curran, as he
was not authorized to watcli two days
and two nights.
Also recommended judgment of S"2o
to Mr. Beck, on condemned lot 170.
Also recommended granting prayer
of petition of Mr. Schlegel in the mat
ter of ordei burned in the late fire, and
that a new order bo drawn.
The bonds of new council. Mayor,
Clerk, Treasurer, Police Judgo and
Surveyor were then examined and ap
proved, as follows: Treasurer 10,000;
Mayer, $o,000; Police Judge, Clerk and
Council men, each -81,000.
The officers were then properly sworn
in, and the new council men ordered to
step into ranks, and the old members
to step out.
On motion, Mr. Pollock was declar
ed President of Council for ensuing
On motion the following named were
duly elected by ballot as the board of
health for the coming vear: Dr. S. H.
Richmond, Dr. J. II. Hall, and Dr. G.
On recommendation of Mayor, John
Hohlschuh was elected Street Com
missioner for the ensuing year, and
John E. Barnes as sexton.
Mayor requested Council to consider
the matter of the necessity of a city
attorney, and be prepared to elect the
same at the next meeting.
Petition of F. Carruth, asking that
a few piles be driven on west side of
creek, south of Main street culvert,
and stating that lie-. (Carruth) would
filll the same up with neoissary mate
rial to keep the water from cutting
away the bank, was referred to com;
mittee on streets, alleys and bridges,
with power to act.if deemed advisable.
Petition of P. 15. Murphy, for the
position of Chief of Police, signed by
many good and reliable citizsii, was
received and placed on file. Also the
petition of Miles Morgan, signed by
many people, was received and filed.
On motion Council proceeded to
ballot for Chief of Police, which re
sulted in the unanimous choice of P.
The Mayor then announced the fol
lowing standing committees:
Finance Thos. Pollock, J. V. Weck
bach, C. H. Parmele.
streets. A'lejs and Bridges Frvd.
Colder, C. H. Parmele, David Miller.
Claims (J. W. Fairfield, E. S. Sharp,
J. Y. Weckbach.
Judiciary C. H. Parmele, P. Mc
Callan, Thos. Pollock.
Fire and Water David Miller, P.
McCallan, E. S. Sharp.
Cemelerv J. V. Weckbach, (J. W.
Fairfield, thus. Pollock.
License E. S. Sharp, Fred. Gorder,
Petitions and bonds of Ed. Rosen
baum and M. Carroll for license to sell
spirituous and malt liquors, was refer
red to license committee.
Petition of W. II. Schildki echt, et
al., for crossing and side walk oh Chi
cago Ave., was referred to committee
on streets, alleys and bridges.
On motion, the committee on streets,
alleys and bridges was authorized to
contract with W. J. White for con
struction of a sidewalk on east side of
Third street bridge, to be about G feet
The following bills were referred to
Bushnell & Montgomery, pr'g, 8 34 23
Masonic Block Co., for rent of
Council Room 140 00
J. Hohlschuh. work on streets 52 12
Report of Clerk on licenses issued, re
ferred to Finance committee.
Mayor reported some trouble with
Mr. Billings regarding settlement of
condemned lot, occupied by Billings
Ave., aRd on motion, an order for 8100
previously drawn iu favor of Mr. Bil
lings, and 8100 in cash, were ordered
to be placed in the hands of the City
Treasurer, subject to the order of S. S.
Billings, in payment for condemnation
of lots taken for Billings Avenue.
Mr. Pollock reported that the annu
al report of the City Clerk had been
examined, approved and published, as
ordered by the council.
On motion Council adjourned.
Attest: J. W. JOHNSON.
J. D. SiMi-sox, Mayor.
County Commissioners' Proceedings.
Monday, April 28th, 1830.
REGULAR SESSION CONCLUSION.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, James Crawford, Sam'l Rich
ardson, Isaac Wiles, Commissioners, J.
D. Tutt, Clerk; when the following
claims were allowed on general fund:
J. D. Tutt. m'k'g assessor's b'ks $120 00
II. Eikenberry, 1 day as com'r 2 00
F. Reith, repairing Co. well. .. 45 00
Mi3. C. Kennedy, washing pris
oners' clothes 3 00
Jas. Crawford, serv's as com'r 13 00
Sam'l Richardson, " - . " - 12 00
Isaac Wiles, " " " 24 00
Allowed on land and road fund:
II. Eikenberry, com'r to assess
damages 8 3 50
The following official bonds were
Nicholas Trook, sup'r dist. 39; Wal
ter Mutz, sup'r dist. 20.
The following claim was then al
lowed on bridge fund:
G W Fairfield, laying out Co. roadlC 00
On motion, Levi Rusterholz was ap
pointed sup'r dist. 19.
On motion of Mr. Crawford, J.J.
Roberts was appointed sup'r dist. 5;
Geo. Jeuks, sup'r dist. 8; and James
Ferguson, sup'r dist. 24.
Ordered that Walter J. White be and
is hereby instructed to build the fol
lowing bridges in Cass County, as per
contract previously made;
- Bridge No. 1, across Cedar Creek, be
tween see's. 7 and 9, T. 11, R. 12.
Bridge No. 2, between see's C2 and
33. T. 12, R. 11.
Bridge No. 3, on sec. east & west,
in sec. 24, T. 12, R. 10.
Bridge No. 4, between see's 27 and
34, T. 12, R. 10.
Bridge No. 3, on )X sec. east & west
in sec. 20, T. 12, R. 10.
Bridge No. G, on line between see's
23 and 24, T: 12, R. 9.
Bridge No. 7, between see's 18 and 19,
T. 11, R. 9. I .
Bridge No. 8, between see's 3 and 4,
T. 10. R. 10.
Ordered that G. D. Mattison, sup'r
dist. No. 9, repair bridge across Foun
tain Creek, at or near the residenoe of
T. J. Fountain, as same is considered
Ordered that Sam M. Chapman be
and is hereby employed to act as Co.
Attorney iior Cass Co., Neb., for one
year from this date, April 12, I860, at
a compensatijm of S150.00 per year, to
attend to all business in the District
Courts and Courts below, in all cases
where the County i3 interested.
The order heretofore allowed Mrs.
Tinnel by the Co. Commissioners on
E. G. Dcvey & Son, for 85.00 per week,
is from and after this day revoked.
Board then adjourned to meet on
Monday. May 3d, 1SS0.
Attest: . Jas. Crawford, 1 fVl
T Ti TrTT. S. T?iniArTnv.
Co. Cierk. Isaac Wiles, . S
A Letter from Chicago on Stock Dial-
Chicago, April 15th, 1880.
To the Editor: Our attention has
been called to your article in issue' of
April 1, 1880, commenting on the
charges at these yards, fi.r feed, yard
age, and calling on us with others
to exert our iull.ie nee to lower JJsaid
charges. We desire to express our
selves plainly as to the charges o
which you complain, and would say
that while we agree with you on some
thing3 of which complaint is made, on
other charges we beg leave to differ
we shall endeavor to be fair and jus
as between the Shipper's interest ant
that of the Union Stock Yard Co.
You would seem to have very jus
grounds for your criticisms regarding
the charges for yardage and we have
used our best efforts (in the interest
of the trade) in modifying the same by
what we deem just and proper criti
cisms on all occasions when this sub
ject has been under discussion.
The present charges are: Cattle, 25
cents per head; Calves 25 cents per
head; Hogs, 8 cents per head; -Sheep
8 cents per head.
A fair charge would be: Cattle, 18
cents per head; Calves, 10 cents per
head, Hogs, 3 to G cents per head
Sheep, 4 t 5 cents per head.
The last named list of charges would
be considered by all Commission men
(if they would openly express their
sentiments) as reasonable and remun
erative to the Company ; the charges
on calves of 23 cents per head and
sheep of 8 cents per head we consider
Regarding Feed charges we would
say that they are fully twenty per
cent too high, the price should be
governed by the Law of Supply am
Demand, in other words by a fail-
profit based on the market price for
said feed, for instance the yard price
for Corn at this time is 81.00 per bush
el, while that commodity is worth
from 33 to 37 cents on open market
the Yard Company seem not to be sat'
isfied with even 100 per cent as a basis
for charges, as for instance when corn
is worth over 40 cents to say 45 cents
corn charges are never less than 81.00
per bushel, and when corn is worth
50 cents the invariable charge is 81.23
Regarding hay, "Timothy or Prairie.
nearly the same proportion of charges
ae made and should be materially re
duced. We disagree with you as regards
the short weights for feed, from close
observance during fifteen vears at these
yards, it is our experience that the
Stock yard Company intend givingfull
weights, and it is clearly the fault of
Yard men if stock do not get the
full amount of feed as ordered.
In conclusion we would say that it
is to the interests of both Stock and
Commission men, that the yard charg
es should be reduced, but those unac
quainted with the Status of affairs
here naturally think that the Cornmis
sion men can remedy the evil, but we
are utterly powerless to effect a reme
dy; it can only bo done through our
Legislature, that body can if it would
settle the matter of all charges here;
for several years at every meeting of
our Legislature, a Bill has been intro
duced cutting down the charges to
about the basis we have mentioned,
but all said Bills failed. At the last
session a Bill passed the assembly but
failed in the Senate, "why it failed,
the deponents say not."
Benslev, Wagner & Bensley.
We publish the above by request,
and with pleasure.- Messrs. Bensley,
Wagner & Bensley must remember,
however, that we do not charge the
"short weight" of our own knowledge,
but only on the word of farmers and
shippers who have said such is the case.
In regard to the Illinois Legislature if
a sharp delegation from Iowa, Kansas
and Nebraska should visit there some
day in the interest of Stock-raisers and
shippers and demonstrate that we
mean business anil will divert trade
and shipments from Chicago and to
other R. R. Lines than those now mo
nopolizing tho traffic, perhaps they
would have e;irs to hear.
From another W. W. correspondent
we have the following account of the
meeting of the County Cent. Com.
The Republican Central Committee
met pursant to notice, all tiie precincts
and wards were represented, excepting
Rock Bluffs. Liberty, Stove Creek, Salt
Creek and Greenwood. On motion
Mr. Strode was elected Secretary. On
motion it was decided that the prima
ry meetings at the different precincts
should be held on Sat., May 1st. On
motion it was decided that the Coun
ty Convention should be held at Weep
ing Water, Satuid ir. May 8ih.
The basis for the quota of delegates
was placed on the vote taken forjudge
Cobb. On motion it was decided not
to have one delegate at large from
each precinct, but one delegate for eve
ry twelve or major, part thereof, which
we think is as near right as it could
well be. Everything passed off very
harmoniously, everybody seemed pleas
ed and satisfied. I would refer you to
the-Secretary for a true report.
31 1. Pleasant Notes.
Mr. Editor: Having seen nothing
from this part ot our County in your
paper for some time, I concluded to
give you a few items. The farmers
have finished their seeding, and are
prepaiing ground for corn.
Several new settlers are becoming
disgusted with the wind and dry wea
ther, and talk seriously of migrating.
The wind has been blowing so strong,
and so much of the time for the past
three weeks, that it has uncovered con
siderable of the small grain, and blown
some of it entirely from the fields.
Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Schlegel, from
Plattsmouth, visited the Good Temp
lars of Mt. Pleasant on the 17th. The
Good Templars are doing fine; their
membership is increasing of late.
Mr. G. A. Maguey is spending a week
with his friends here. The measles and
mumjis infest portions of the vicinage
now. Although the community is af
fected with hypochondria now, if it
would rain, and the furious wind would
abate somewhat, the Mt. Pleasantites
would be cheerful and happy. W.
Weeping Water Notes.
Ed. Herald: Am afraid you will
consider me a rather poor correspond
ent. My opportunities for collecting
notes are limited, especially since
spring work on the farm commenced.
We had a mammoth dust storm here
yesterday, but nobody setiously injur
ed. C. Marshall and wife, and T. Jones
and wife from Syracuse, were in V.
W. on Sunday, coming in on Saturday
night they met with a serious accident
in the Cascade south of W. W. Buggy
broke down, one front and one hind
wheel completely demolished, no one
seriously injured. It made work for
our wjgon repairers, and verified the
proverb of "It's an ill wind that blows
nobody any good."
Hurrah for the new furniture firm,
a brand new 101b stranger came to
Jona's home last week. It's a boy.
W. W. we understand is to have tho
Iliyh School in reality at last, have
elected a full board of six this spring
for that purpose, aud the work or
grading has begun, another teacher
will be added soon, who, with the able
ones now engaged, will make a very
efficient corps of teachers. Mr. Ash
mun, tho principal, is thorough and
wide-awake to tho best interests of his
school. Miss Calkins is well liked, she
is now enteiingon her 3d term here.
Glad to nfilice our Co. Commission
ers have placed the Co. Liquor license
at S500, and hope it may materially
check tho liquor trafiio in this Co.
Lots of Plattsmouthites were here
to-day, attending a political meeting
or some such thing.
Will write again some time.
Dust, dust, everywhere.
Yesterdaj was the dustiest day of
the season. The extremely high wind
yesterday partially unroofed some ef
O. C. Iloham is a happy man, the
cause thereof is a bouncing boy, weight
eleven and a half pounds.
We also desire to report the extreme
felicity of J. W. Stewart on the arrival
of an 8).i pound girl at his house.
II. C. Jeffers is also immensely hap
py, his smiling face illumines our
streets nowaday because of the fine
girl just arrived, have not heard w eight
We will not extend the list of births
further now, will wait until our next,
as we do not wish to take up all the
space allowed us this week.
We regret to have to record the
death of Mrs. J. E. Jeffries, living near
M. B. Cutler;she has been ailing near
ly all winter; she was buried last Sun
day. We have a Good Templar's Lodge
in good running order here. Presiding
officer, Dr. H. D. Root; Sec'y, W. T.
The harness-maker we asked for in
our last, came all right, and has start
ed in business. Think of this, O! Ye
of little faith in advertising ; We adver
tised in the Herald for a harness
maker last week, and in less than
three days after the paper was printed,
our man was on hand.
Mr. P. P. Johnson of Red Oak, Iowa,
is doing much in the wav of helping
along the improvements in our voting
town. He owns immense tracts of
land, east, south and west of Green
wood, these lands he is selling to small
purchasers ; that is he is selling it in
parcels of from 80 to 1G0 acres.
A machine "on wheels" passed
through our streets ths other day, go
ing in the direction of residence of II
D. Root. Questions, such as: What is
it? What in the world can it be?
Some thought it was a street-car, oth
ers thought it was a diminutive steam
boat, others an advance car of a menu
gerie, but we took the pains to enquire
of parties in charge thereof, and found
out that it was Dr. Root s 2ew Medi
cated Steam Bath Box just invented
bv him. and by the way we think it
will prove a complete success.
J. E, Cuniiiiigliam,
HOUSE PAINTER I
AND ORF? AM ENTER.
I'apt'i' Hansing-, KalNomliiiiig-,
(.lE-aiiilHg- and Glazing,
A specialty. Al o a first class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
I'iVoulil sav to the iiconle of l'luttsinnuth.
that I fully
IV Alii AST ALL COXTIiACTS.
A sharp of th iatrnnajr is nolicited. Order
will receive prompt attention.
4SinG J. K. t " U X X I N f i 1 1 A M .
Livery, Feed & Sale
Or an Old Stalle invewhamls entirely.
The New Finn of
IIOLUES & DIXON,
open the old
ST HEIGHT JIARN,
on the Corner of Cth and Tear Streets with a
New Livery Outfit.
lOOI) HORSES AND CARRIAGES at all
IIOnSES FOIl SALE,
IfOItSKS IIOUdllT AXD SOLD,
HOUSES KEPT CI' THE DAY OR WEEK.
Call and see HOLMES & DIXOX.
ess psssa u
PIANOS Stool. Covnr & Rook. fv:10 to lio.
urcwsa0r;,'aii!t. U Ktop. :j Met rcel, 2 knen
swrhs. Muol.book. .nly s.itf. tVlllii"lrai(l
Catalogue l'rert. Address Daniel K. Hearty,
WaHlimtitoii. X. J. -'j
Bii!5HT, ATltiACTiv:, t'tiEERFlJL.
Hint. .Iif.-t TfV.iir I Hook,
FiiUof PRACTICAL, I.Vl'oil.V ATIOV,
The runnc UoiiMskcr? - !' fcl'IDR,
HTkeljpwlTOtil lioKe-'.triH!r' It If! MX
ntn-Krplnr, CoV.irr, J'r . Ai-ciJ-nm, 8i-kciMt,
ehildrsw, Companr, it -in.-, I .1, Mt.raU. Al'nr,
Kamilr uovrrmm-nt, n I ri';l:r f nt'T t.j.ii- 1 . 1 1 f r
nf. Trllaliuw U) U.1-.0 t-o liolUU liC lit it,
Slid II Af't'l .
-A bookot mo-or-!T.ttifll-y wilt seldom, If evor,
WFrTirn in "r r hem pu Itirh ni Pnn
nt-UClJ in rtll ruirei.j L I j ,li,id.
Fin rpiClsr 1 p. iutui.1 l.!c hn..Si'. iiJi.I lliui
traliuu. ir.'il600''i". iuifiwii. eUtraptdli.
AddietmJ. C. .HrCl'Itl) Y fc C O., blcnxo. JIU
IM-AI.I.IIU.V t L Ki:i) with 1 ao fioni i me
dicine in two or three hours. For particular,
address, w ith stamp. II. I-:,1 II Oil , No. 4
St. Mark's I'i.ai'k, Njw V''uk.
0'N30 DAYS TRIAL
We will. send our El Kf'THo-Vol.TAU1 Rklth
ami other Eleclrie ai'iiliauciM upon trial for ;m
days to those mlTern:i; from crvons Deldlity,
Ulieiimatisni, I 'anil sis or any dise.i-es of the
Liver or Kiilneys, aiul many i her diseases. A
urr. iurr (iitiintiittrl ir 110 jtitii. Address. VOL
TAIC RELT CO., Mar-hali. .M ichiuan.
A. L. MARSHALL,
51 runs au& El&icutrs
Chemii-als, Dye Stnfl, Toilet Articles,
tf-c, ifc, if c.
I). 31. Ferry's (Jar den Seeds
NEWSIwrERS, PERIODICA I.S, HOOKS,
and a large ami wcll-seleeie 1 assortment of
HTA TlONER.r GOODS.
Confectionery, Nuts. Clears and Toliaecos.
WEEPING WATER, - NEli.
JDJVXtB &c CO.
have opened a
' NEW REST AU It ANT.
In the old Ren Ilemplu place, next door to Don
elan's Drnn Store ; wheru
can be found at all hour.i, positively. This will
he a No. 1
Neat, Clean Place,
kept i 11
GOOD .SZ' YJ.E,
and we invite our fi lends to call.
45tf DAVIS ft CO.
Retail Litpior Dealer.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Billiard Hall and Saloon dm
Main street, four doors from Sixth at
Neville's old place.
BEST JIRANDS OF CIGA RX, A LE8,
Keincmber Tiie Xa.nu' nml l'lh.
BATES L KOHttKE.
New Carpenter shop on Main Street
Cori.er of 7th.
I5iit.es So Kolmkc,
and general workman in the
STitElGILT & 31 1 LI. F!?,
cor. LA US.
and all kinds f harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL Y DONE es SHORT NOTICE
NEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER,
And Satisfaction (Juarantced.
t:tI!ememher the place. Opposite Henry
r.oeek's Enmit lire Sloi e, on Lower .Main street,
21-12 ST HEIGHT d- MILLER.
A. G. HATT
JEST-OPENED A' AIN
New, Clean, First Class Mat Shop,
on Main Street Coiner of nth, I'lat t-month
Everybody on hand for fresh, tenoer meat.