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no.jMacMurphy, - JSditor.
PLATTSMOUTII, MAY 20, 1880.
At the 2X.E. Church. Saturday (22d),
Judge I'eabody of Omaha.
Chief Justice Sanford E. Church of
New York Is dead. . .
The Cass County delegation left for
Columbus In squads Tuesday and Wed
Eighteen Grant delegates were elect
ed from Lincoln (Lancaster County)
i 1 i
lO IOIUHIDUS. . .. . . . 1. :J
On tor some rain tht people cry.
The treacherous clouds like politi
cians, lie. ;, . ;.
the House of - Bepresenatives to ad-
journ the 3lst of this month. .
The Burt . Co. .Convention was 15
Grant, 19 Blaine and they sent 3 Blaine
men and 2 Grunt men td Columbus.
The bridge keep's looming up higher
and higher and shews up very finely
from the depot. It' looks no'w as if
Jnly would see ite finished.
The slight tail storm which we had
here last week was so heavy at Neb.
City as to break windows and indent
the wood work of the cars.
The latest Democratic news is that
Tilden will be nominated for sure,
and immediately resign on account of
ill health Judge Field is rumored as
Nance County semisolid Blaine del
egates to thtir Convention and then
elected "Gad" Slaughter, a Graut man,
to Columbus, instructed for Blaine.
There's generosity for you.
There seems to be but little doubt
that Grant will carry Illinois outside
of Cook County. Averaging the fig
ures of the Inter-Ocean and Tribune
and allowing all the margin possible,
be still has a majority.
Just before a Convention it is use
less to predict events, and bad writing,
on speculation, about political matters ;
our readers must wait until next wetk
when we think we can really tell pret
ty nearly hew the cat will jump.
IIox. Church Howe was severely
injured by a run-away wfctle en his
way to attend the county convention.
his left leg being badly mashed, both
knees and ankle joints injured, and in
ternal injuries sustained, which are
feared to be even more serious.
Now you've got a solid Blaine dele
gation (your heart's wish) go to Col
umbus for God's sake and do some
thing with It. Don't let us have to
say again "Poor old Casa County got
nothing" and is always quarreling.
The Herald will watch this delega-
tien closely and hold them responsi
ble hereafter for their aetion.
Ye Editor and lots of other great
little men left for Columbus Tuesday.
The Herald runs itself this week by
the aid of the Blaine gas generated
about Convention time. The 'tother
half of the Herald has been Blaine
all the time and if the chance had come
would have warped the eld Herald
off on the other track. It's tod late
now, and we ftar Grant or some other
man will be nominated, all the same.
Col. Mathewson, Father of Chas.
P. Mathewson, Speaker of the House,
died at Norfolk,' in this State last
week. The Editor of this paper was
personally, acquainted with Col. M.
when he first came to the State frem
Connecticut, as agent of the Winneba
go Indians. He was a fine old gentle
man and held many positions of trust
in Nebraska, always filling them with
honor and loyalty to Ins friends and
We notice that at a late meeting of
the Missouri Academy of Science in
St. Louis the gentlemen of the society
regretted that no ladies had availed
themselves of the privilege' of attend
ing the meetings, and expressed a hope
that at future meetings it might be
otherwise. In that respect Nebraska
seems t be ahead of Missouri, as we
believe there are already several ladies
members of the society, and more con
templating becoming so.
The Blame men ought to be happy
they got all their men in and will soon
get them out again. We think it
would have been in better taste and
left a better feeling hereafter if when
they had elected eight Blaine delegates
and shown unmistakably that, they
had the Convention they had then
suggested . two honest, fair men,
that would have worked with the del
egation who had not been rampant
Blaine men. We do not believe in
this cruh out and stamp down busi
ness among Republicans and it always
When we read the squabbles and
disputes in all counties and states
where a low down fight has been made
and allowed to be carried oc, we feel
better and better satisfied .with our
position during this canvass and be
foie this campaign is ovr we know
that we will have the better thinking
portion of the Republicans in the
County on our side entirely. As
events develop our position will be
come stronger every day. We cau well
afford to let a few lilalne fellows go
to the State Convention to accomplish
Columbus, May 19th, 1880.
Dear Herald; The auspicious
morning has arrived and the clans are
here in war paint and feathers, ready
to scalp, dance and rejoice on either
it is a lovely morning, just coo
enough for comfort. Columbus is
very-handsome town for a prairie town
and they Have made arrangements to
stow us all away, very pleasantlyJV
yesterday was very interesting. -Leav
ing Lincoln, the numerous, we rush en
through Milford the beautiful, up to
Seward, tfie prosperous; by Ulysses,
the great unknown; and bring up at
David City, another magic city of the
plains, growing like' a fat Jimpson
weed and as "sassy" as a bess coon in
a turkey lot. From David the road is
new and we. bad the honor of the first
ride over it in a passagenger train.
We crossed the Platte,, wide and shal
low and composed of several channels
as usual, just below Columbus and
about 5 o'clock roll in alongside the
U. P. train from Omaha.
about or nearly one half the delegates
from the South Platte came yesterdav.
more from Omaha and the .North
Platte duriug the night. There is
great interest manifested and there
will be a very large outside attendance
Blaine seems to have it, but the Grant
men are strung, and the anti-Rosewat-
er element, as they call it, stronger yet,
It may result in a compromise. At 7
this evening we meet to know our
Hastings, Neb., May 18. The trial
of Baldwin terminated at three o'clock
this afternoon. The jury were out till
7:30, returning a verdict of manslaugh
ter on the nist count of the indict
ment. Judge Gaslin promptly passed
sentence, placing the punishment at
ten years hard labor and to pay the
cost of prosecution. The case has been
a remarkable one, all the evidence be
ing circumstantial, but of such a char
acter as to warrant the verdict as re
turned by the jurv. The case has been
most ably handled both on the part of
the defense and the prosecution.
The split in the Cook County Con
vention, which causes a double header
to Springfield is not likely to effect the
result in the Slat. Even Indepn
dent papers concede the State to
Grant, or some other than Blaine.
Reports come, although not very
well authenicated, of a massacre of
white" i rospectors on the Ute reser
uation by the Indians. A party nam
ed AlUndorf states that he was in
company with seventeen others and
had found very rich diggings, when
they were surprised and all killed but
himself. This occured on the 3d.
Troops are said to have been sent but
the roads are in such a terrible condi
tion it is almost impossible to travel
They don't elect all the Lawyers
in England to Parliament. In that
body of the 237 new members, 150 are
merchants or manufacturers. 53 law
yers, 30 from the army, 2 from the
navy, 3 from diplomacy, 6 newspaper
men. 7 engineers, and the rest country
squires or sons of peers. In this coun
try the lawyers ge about three-fourths
of all the offices, and make the laws tt
suit their own interests. Probably the
legislation of England as contrasted
with that o; the average law-making
bodies of this country, is a pretty good
way of comparing the work of business
men and farmers with that of attor
By an oversight of the type-setters
last week an article on the Cass Coun
ty Convention was overlooked and did
not appear. We were very much an
noyed and hereby apologize to our
readers, for though as vToots" says, "it
may have been of mo consequence" yet
it looked rather 'odd to see nothing,
editorially, of the Convention in the
leading Republican paper in the Coun
ty. As the State Convention is so near
new and the matters iu dispute will
be speedily settled .beyond the power
of Cass County or the Herald to al
ter or revise, we may as well withhold
remarks now and until some fellow
gets on his ear in the future when
we will say what we think of that
Convention. . . .
Speaking of the character of the
two gatherings in Chicago the News.
Here are fair samples of the two
Palmer Huuae, Grant. Farwell House. Blaine.
Leonard Sweet, A. C. Hesing,
John Wentworth, "Charley" Farwell,
Steph. A. Douglas, "Ab." Taylor,
Robert T. Lancolo.. "Chris. Alamer,
A.mos G. Troop, George White,
Albert G. Lane, Frank Warren,
Emory A. Storrs, "Dave" Clark,
L. L. Bond,
H. II. Singer,
J. H. Clough,
P. I). Armour,
E. C. Lamed.
One, the strongest and best men and
Republicans; the other, gamblers, In
dependents, &c who have fought the
party for years.
The Milwaukee Sentiuel, a Repub
lican journal which has violently op
posed Gen Grant, makes this contrast
between Grant and Blaine:
Gen. Grant is personally clean. Mr.
Blaine is not; on the contrary, he is
about as vulnerable a candidate as
could be selected. His political course
has been brilliant, pushing and uncom
promisingly partisan. AO one can as
sail his Republicanism in the strict
party sense. But the impression pre
vails, and it is well founded, that his
fidelity to party is the result of a still
more intense fidelity to his own per
sonal interests. If his personal inter
ests dictated it, he would be a raging
Democrat to-oiorrow. This is the es
timate which a very considerable class
of voters have placed on Jim Blaine.
It is impnssible for him to conceal cer
tain transactions of his in stocks, the
history of which is lying in wait to be
launched forth with full force if the
occasion to use it arises.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
Nebraska Sends a Blaine
Special Dispatches to the "Herald."
Columbus. Mav 19. Hon. J. W
Dawes called the convention to order.
and G. W. Collins, of Pawnee,
was unanimously elected: temporary
chairman. J. D. Evans, A. D. Brain
ard and A. E. Cady were elected' tern
porary secretaries. .
A committee of thirteen on creden
tials was appointed, consistingof Web
ster of Douglas, Stone of Saline, Marsh
of Clay. Palmer of Cass. Majors of
Nemaha, Tzschuck of Sarpy, Cornish
of Polk, Thummel of Hall, Ries of Lin
coin, Gilham of Webster. Erhardt of
Stanton, Burnes of Cumming and
Dawes of Saline, at large. The Com
mittee stand nine for Blaine and four
A committe of five on permanent
organization was appointed as follows
Tefft of Cass, Caldwell of Nuckolls
Calkins of Buffalo, Brown of Douglas
and Wilson of Johnson.-
A committee of five on resolutions
was appointed as follows: Cropsy of
Lancaster, Slaughter of Nance, Cowin
of Douglis, Nye of Dodge and Laird
Columbus, May 19th, 1880.
Convention now arguing contesting
delegations. There are three: Gage
Hitchcock and Nance counties. No
test vote taken on the strength of the
convention as yet; Blaine chairman,
in temporary organization. Mac. .
Columbus, May 20, 1880.
A Blaine delegation is elected, as
follows: Dawes, Mitchell, Crounse,
Persinger, Gaslin and Lewis. The con
vention adjourned at 5 a.m. A bard
fight and a good deal of feeling.
W joining Republicans.
Laramie City, May 12. The Re
publican convention met here, to-day,
and elected-W. A' Carpenter and M. C.
Brown delegates to the Chicago Con
vention, one for Blaine and the other
for Grant. Not instructed.
Big Freight Business.
The C-, B. & Q. is at present doing
in immense freight business. On Sun
day last forty-six extra freight trains
were moving on the western division
at the same tune. With regular trains
there were over fifty moving, and at
least thirty trains were held up at Pa
cific Junction, Red Oak, Plattsmouth,
and other points.
So far as heard from the following
Grant delegates have been elected to
the State Convention
FOR BLAINE :
Pawnee .. 8
Jefferson ... 7
Polk, 7, is claimed by both sides.
Richardson. 11. Saline, 12. and Filmore,
10. are "mixed," and we are not ad vis
ed how the figures stand. Their total
is 40. The other counties are:
Madison.. "... 4
Knox . . .
South Bend Notes.
E. Herald: Our goodly burg
has beeu rather slighted of late, and
believing the Herald's many readers
would like to hear of her growth and
prosperity, I will note a few of her
late advancements. -
Dr. Stuart and Wm. McAfee are each
building a good dwelling house. C. II.
Dill will put up a large store building
in the near future.
Not long ago we were favored by a
call from a phrenologist, who felt of
the bumps and hollows eti . the crani-
ums of a goodly number of people. Al
though he insists his was not a bump
ology, nor yet a hollow-ology.
The farmers iu this vicinity have
nearly completed their spring work,
and com begins to move again. C. II.
Pinkham has had some 25,000 bushels
of corn shelled within two weeks.
Our school is progressing finely un
der the able management of Miss Aii
l. a Taylor, who is one of our most
competent teachers. R. G. McFarland
was in his glory last week, while pre
siding over that courting affair, Hen
dricks vs Nickle. Jury rendered ver
dict in favor of Hendricks in the sum
$10 and costs. ' ' 4
Miss Alice Dill has been at Louis
ville home time, and I presume A. B.
himself has gone east to-day.
S. B. Sabbath school' contemplates
having a festival on Friday evening
next, at which time all the delicacies
of the season can be obtained.
Our music teachar will give a con
cert some time next week, when the
scholars under her instruction will
give us au exhibition of their advance
ment and abilities. Dr. Stuart and his
wife have left us for a shcrt visit to
their old liome in Illinois.
Oh, yes, we went fishing some time
ago. and caught two fish; total length,
5 inches. We are going again when
the wind blows right, and it doa'traitu
S. R. Quigley is prospering, as are
his sweec potato plants. Success to
them both; but the plants need rain
Bion Dill made us a short call last
week ; he looks . as well as ever. Miss
Jennie Johnson, of Weeping Water is
with us to-day, and it follows that the
boys are all examining their stand-up
collars. Take good care, boys, of the
stand-up collars. . , -
Now, as I close. I. subscribe myself
The WiscoNsnf Dutchman.
Till ILLINOIS C0NYEM10X.
Sfkixgfield, 111., May 18. The
state central committee held a very
harmonious meeting this evening with
all the members present, and it was
decided that Hou. A. M. Jones, chair
man of the committee, should call the
convention to piderat noon to-morrow
and nominate as temporary ohairman,
the person selected by the committee.
Hon. Green B. Raum, commissioner of
internal revenue, was then unani
mously selected as temporary chair
man, no other name being proposed. -
It was also decided to depart - from
ihe usual , programme on account of
the contest in Cook County ; instead of
calling tho delegates together at 10 a.
m. by congressional districts, as uu.;l,
to select district delegates and mem
bers of the different committees, all
the districts but the 1st and 3d, which
are partly in Cook County,, will mowt
at 10 o'clock' and select only three mem
bers of the coramitttee on credentials.
This plan gives satisfaction to every
body, and n business will be transact
ed until the contest in Cook County is
settled. If the usual plan had been
adopted at first, three districts would
not have, been represented on the dif
ferent committers till all their busi
ness was transacted. Two days of the
Convention now seems inevitable. The
fairness displayed by the-Grant major
ity on the state central committee in
making these arrangements indicates
that the convention will be au harmo
The Grant delegates held a large and
very enthusiastic caucus to-night Rob
ert Lincoln presided and Stephen A.
Douglas, Jr., acted as secretary. On
the call of counties, eighty-five county
delegations responded. A committee
was appointed to prepare a programme
of action for an adjourned meeting to
be held to-inorrow morning. Hon. R.
H. McClclIan, of Galena, was ealledou
and read a dispatch received by him
from Hon . E. a. W ashburne, urging
his friends to support Urant, saying
that he had come here to present the
dispatch in person to the delegatei, in
accordance with V ashburne s wishes
"Portland, Me., Ma? 17, 1830. To
Hon. R. H. McClellan, Galena: Too
unwell to attend to anything, but ex
press to a.l my friends ray earnest hope
that they will support Gen. Giant.
(Signed) E. B. Wasiiburne.'
Latest from Illinois.
Springfield, May 19
The convention was called to order
promptly at noon by Hon. A. M.Jones
chairman of the state central commit
tee. Prayer was offered by Rev. Rob't
Nourse, of 'Springfield
The call was read. by Dan 'I Shepherd,
secretary of the committee.
Mr. Jones then nominated General
Green Raum, commissioner of inter
nal revenue, as tempoiary chairman.
No othei nomination was made, and
Green Raum was unanimously elected
Dr. Robbins, of Adams, moved to
admit as members both contesting del
egations from Cook County to seals on
After some debate Bull, of Laselle,
offered a resolution us a substitute,
providing that all congressional dis
tricts but the first three, in which
there are contests, be admitted and
name one member of the committee
The motion to table both motion and
resolution was defeated by a decisive
vote on a riing vote.
Louis Schffer, of Cook, asked to be
heard one moment. Much confusion
followed, loud calls being made for
the previous question, and motion was
made to adjourn till 4 p.m.
Logan asked leave to introduce a
resolution. After considerable contu
sion the resolution was read as fellows:
Resolved, That .all contesting dele
gates to this convention shall ' pledge
themselves to accept and abide by the
decision of this convention in relation
to such contest as a condition prece
dent to hearing their claims to seats
in the convention.
A motion was made to postpone ac
tion on the resolution till 4 p. m., when
Hon. O. II. Wright, of Boone (a Blaine
man), insists on his motion to adjourn.
f he chair was unable to decide on
viva voce vote, anc a roll of counties,
omitting Cook and Green, was called.
summing ayes 248, nays 849. The re
sult was received with loud applause.
Resolution or intuit or .Logan adopt
ed; adjourned to 5 p. m
lhe committe on credentials set
tled the Green county contest by ad-
mittum both, four Grant and four
Blaine delegates, and giving each a
Immediately-after adjournment of
the convention at 2 o'clock, the coni-
mitttee on credentials met and organ
ized by the election of Lewis Ells
worth as chairman. All the counties
presented credentials except where
The Palmer house delegation pre
sented their credentials, when the
Farwell delegation presented theirs.
Mr. Chews objected because they had
not compiled with the resolution
adopted in the convention requiring
them to abide by the decision oi the
convention. After a lengthy debate,
during which much feeling was de
veloped. by a vote of 9 to 8, the chair
not voting, the delegation was requir-
ed to make a pledge. The committee
epresenting the Farwall hall del
egates asked until 8 p. in. to consult.
which was granted, and the committee
adjourned until that h iur.
A dispatch iroin Gen. Logan, re
ceived by a gentleman in this city, and
ublished in the Republican,' stating
that the Grant men of Cook County
claimed only their proportion of dele
gates, and that they would ask no
more than that at the Spring6eld Con
vention, meets with universal appro
bation from Grant men here. It was
feared that in their excitement and
anger at the great injustice they felt
had been done them, the Grant men
might have attempted to capture the
entire number of delegates allowed to
the county. Blaine men here do not
hesitate to denounce the actiou of
their friends at Chicago, which they
ay would ruin the chances of any
A gentleman who arrived herefrom
New York says, Blaine's recent trip
to that city was devoted to encourag
ing the threatened bolt in the State.
It is claimed here by New Yorkers
that no trouble would have occurred
there, had not Blaine gone among the
delegates and labored with them per
sonally. Sherman's friends ar rejoic
ing at the rumpus which the Grant
and Blaine men have raised, believing,
as they claim, that it will result in the
withdrawal of boih the leading candi
dates, in which event Sherman hopes
to garner up a large crop of delegates.
. The Secretary is said to be confident
ly looking for such a result.
A gentleman perfectly conversant
with political affairs in Maine, the ed
itor of a Greenback paper iu that state,
arrived in Washington to day. He says
the Greenback party was never so
strong there before, or so well organ
ized, and to-day that party is the must
poweiful. He declares positively that
Blaine cannot carry his state this fall,
for the Greenbackers and Democrats
will unite aganr him: He sars. also,
that in the campaign they will show
clearly , that Blaine himself ws the
purchaser of severa' members f the
Legislature St, Louis Globe-Leia.
" We give below the dogs that took
prizes at the late bench show. Platts
mouth did pretty well. For sun-dry
reasons we haven't space to say much
about the shooting. Sam Chapman was
honestly sick, Bill Jones a little off his
nut, George Smith hasn't had exorcise
enough lately.7 Dr. Livingston was
thinking of his patients, and "Thad"
dreaming of 51b bass, while shooting.
But the bovs were all right on dogs.
The judges of the canine show met
and reported their judgment as follows:
Class 3, pointer dogs E. S. Hawley,
Dock. 1st premium ; B.Simpson, San
Class 3, pointer bitches B Simpson,
Mag, 1st premium; L. Webster. Grace,
Class 5, English setters W. W.
Hackney, Scott, 1st premium; W. E.
Hill, Duke, 2d.
Class 6, English setter bitches W.
Denn, Nellie, 1st.
Class 9, Irish setters John D Jones,
Trim, 1st; II. Sheldon's dog, 2d.
Class 10, Champion Irish setter bitch
es J C McBride, Topsey, 1st; Dr. Liv
ingston, Mona. 2d.
Class 11, Irish setters Curry's Sid
ney, 1st; Dr. Livingston, Brian, 2d.
Class 12, Irish setter bitches Ken
nedy's Nora, 1st; Holdrege's Queen 2d.
Class 13, Gordon setter Mathews
Class 17, pointer puppies under 12
months old B. Simpson, Beecher, 1st ;
same, Daisey (bitch). 2d.
Class 21, Irish pups Clarkson's Nip
Class 22, Irish bitch pups C. Mills
Class 23, Gordon setter pups II.
Schneider's Dick, 1st.
Classs 25, Chesapeake Bay Livings
ton's Friday, 1st.
Class 27, Irish Cockle Spaniel Hol
drege's Prince, 1st.
Class 37. best pointer or setter; dog
or bitch "Simpson s May, 1st.
Special class, Irish pups, best litter
-G. W. Holdrege.
Our Temperance Column.
EDITED B THR WOMAN'S CHRISTIAX TEM
"For God. an. 1 Tome, and Native Land."
The Public Library
is now kept in the omce of Will S.
Wise, and will D open for the loaning
and exchange ot books every Wednes
day and baturday afternoon, from 1 to
3 o'clock, and on Saturday evenings,
from 7 to 9. 44tf
Temperance as a Yirtne.
All persons are agreed that Temper
ance.is at least a moral virtue, and
consequently concerns a course of life
dictated by the intellectual and moral
powers. It is the governing of passion
ana appetite; tneretore, it can never
be the mere gratification of them.
What virtue is there in doing what
one merely likes to do, and what
ispleasantor natural to do! Animal
instincts and fleshly appetites cannot
rise to the dignity of yirtues: for
virtue is only and
strength, shown in
lower nature and its
A boy, for example.
who sucks his
uaney sugar, is no more virtuous or
temperate than a dog that gnaws his
bone; but a child that, at the request
of its parent or superior, cheerfully
gives up some sweets that have been
xiven him, because he is told and be
lieves that they are injurious, really
displays a virtuous and temperate dis
position. In other words, the mind
rules and not the appetite.
Hence Temperance, the virtue, al
ways oegins with seir-demal, and is
not possible without it. But the tern
peratef action or state may exist where
there is no self-denial. A person may
be so well instructed, and so obedient
and faithful to the best instincts of
nature, as to have no unruly desire
seeking to transgress the higher law,
and the state or practice of such indi
vidual will be temperate" because it
expresses obedience to Divine law;
that is, manifests a just relation be
tween animal desire and the moral
will. The one is servile and the other
magisterial. Thus, while the motive
will be a criterion as to the true char
acter of a man, it is "the fitness of
things" which must be the sole test of
the Tightness of the action How is
this "fitness" to be ascertained? Just
as all other truth is to be known by
seeking for it through the use of our
perceptively and rational powers. He
who seeks will tind, provided he search
es iu the bve of truth as the manifes
tation of the Divine will, and observes
the known conditions of sound rea
soiling. Just as a man may, by care
lessness and inattention, add up a col
umn of figures wrongly, so by careless
ness he may violate the laws of sound
luinking, ana iorm an opinion, in
stead of reaching a conclusion; but
the fault rests with the man and not
with relations fixed by God, that show
forth his wisdom and power. The re
lations of fitness are the laws which
man has to obey the rules of his life,
knowable by reason through experi
ence. The practical conclusion from this
examination is, that while Temper
ance the virtue, is always a state of
mind opposed to sensual gratification,
and therefore founded upon the recog
nition of the higher law. Temperance,
the right action is obedience to the in
tellectual perception of those relations
of fitness among things, which we call
the adaptation of right means to good
ends. He, consequent!', who drin!:s
or smokes, merely because he likes "it
or because its so pleasant or fashion
able, acts upon a motive beneath ino-
ralityand therefore below Temperance ;
and he who drinks or smokes, with
out any perception or. proof of the
usefulness of idrinking; acts upon an
impulse that contains no element of
intellectual law or truth. What is
neither good in motive, sound in sense,
nor useful in result can have no title
to the sacred name of temperance.
Dietetic Temperance is the proper
use of food, which includes as truly
abstinence from bad, as the use of
good things, and hence, if alcoholic
liquors are bad. true temperance teach
es and demands entire abstinence.
F. R. Lees, M. D.
EtIIs of Intenipeaance.
Chemical tests, and the wituess of
men of the highest scientific character
put alcohol high on the list of vegeta
The name of Sir Astley Cooper is a
lofty oue in medical science. "He say?
if people could witness the white liv
ers, ine uropsies, ine shattered nerv
ous systems which I have seen, as the
consequences of drinking, they would
be aware spirits-and poisons are- sy
onymous terms." Nature does indeed
fight bravely and long to resist and
repair the darfiage of some of the poi
son forced upon it, whether bv arsenic
or opium, or alcohol, but the poison is
there nevertheless, and it does shorten
even the longest life, while it cuts the
most of its victims down in the very
beginning of their race. .
The immediate and inevitable effect
of alcoholic drinks is to stimulate the
brain. The brain being the great in
strument of the mind, whatever af
fects the brain injuriously, must affect
the mind in a similar way. I need not
repeat the names of men, once renown
ed for intellectual magnificence, but
afterward degraded by strong drink to
the stupidity and loathsomeness of a
sot. Statistics gathered through sever
al years, both in this country and else
where, show that not far from six-r.ev-enths
of the crimes committed and
brought to trial, can be traced to the
use of intoxicating drinks. This does
not include that vast world of hidden
immorality which reeks with the
fumes of drunkenness, but is not
brought out to public view.
Intemperance is that evil which,
more than-any otljer, or. even more
than all others combined, has destroy
ed the happiness of families, has brok
en the hearts of loving wives; has
blasted the affections, characters and
prospects of childhood; has turned
homes of cheerfulness and comfort in
to prjsons of despair; has substituted
rags for garments of taste; and has
brought every conceivable amount of
cruelty on beings of innocence and
love. J. R. Berry, D. D.
The cultivation of the pear as au or
chard fruit, is beginning to attract
much attention in the West. That the
pear in it9 present state of improve
ment ranks high as a table fruit, that
it is generally a good bearer, and, ex
cepting the blight, a hardy long-lived
tree, are traits of characier generally
conceded. On the other hand, it must
be remembered that the pear is a tran
sient fruit. But a few varieties, and
those mostly inferior ones, can be kept
for winter use. Though the pear as a
canned fruit is scarcely inferior to tho
peach, yet from some cause, it has not
como into general use, as uas that fruit.
The following paragraph clipped from
the Boston Journal of Chemistry, in
dicates the overstocking of the Boston
"Singular as the statement may
seem, it is nevertheless true, that the
pear crop of Massachusetts has be
come a troublesome matter, indeed it
is an annoyance to mo9t fruit raisers.
The enormous increase in pear or
chards and the prolific nature -of the
trees have in tho past few years afford
ed 6uch vast quantities of fruit that
even the choicest varieties have be
come almost valueless in the market.
Thousands of bushels, the past season
were allowed to decay under the trec9,
as the price was so low that it would
not pay to gather and market tho
fruit The price of choice kind9, like
Bartletts,Rostizer9, Flemish Beauties,
Seckcls, etc., fell to fifty ccntg per bu..
ana even at tins low price sales were
difficult to effect."
This fruit must cease to attract fruit
cultivators, unless by canning orothcr
process it can be preserved for winter
use. The leaf blight, now so preva
lent in orchards, may diminish crops
to 8ucu a uegree mat in a lew vears the
suonlv r" - "Teed the demand.-
Women Sever Think.!
If the crabbed old bachelor, who ut
tered this sentiment, could but wit
ness the intense thought, deep study
and thorough investigation of women
in determining the best medicines to
keep their families well, and would
note their sagacity and wisdom in se
lecting Hop Bitters as the best, and
demnnstrating it by keeping their fam
Hies in perpetual uealtn, ;tt a mere
uominal expense, lie would be forced
to acknowledge that such sentiments
are baseless and false.
U nU AflUStool. Book, only J8.'llAioa, Stool
Covtr liook S210 In 1600. Illustrated Cata
logue free. AiJdress Daniel I. Iie;itty, Wash
iiiKton. N. J. 7t4
BEST MADK : Warranted Six years. New
PIANOS. Stool, and t'over. $luo. upward. New
OliUANS, $45. $50. SOO. $75. upward. Illustrated
t'atalotrue free. AGENTS WANTED. Second
Hand INSTKUHKMS at BA KG A INS. Holt
-K Watkrs & Co., 20 Broadway, N. Y.
ON 30 DAYS TRIAL
We will send our Elkctro-Voltaic Bklts
uid other Electric appliances upon trial for 30
days to those Mifferinc from Nervous Debility
iiueuniHi ism, l uraivKi or any uiie;tes cu me
Liver or Kidneys, abd many other diseases. A.
mire cure a tiara liter d itr no pay. Address, VOL-
TAIC BELT CO.. Marhalt. Michigan
Dr. Lunelle's English Remedj,
riTmrt I unlike the many RO-called prepara-
I 1 1 U lions lor tins disordfr wiitrii only re
lieve while used by the patient. (TRK FKk-
maxentlv ! and has been endorid in thl
respect for the past 20 year by the leading
medicalauthonties in Europe. NO CIIAKGE
made to give it a fair lest, as DR. LASCELLES
undertakes to nend each suffering applicant a
FKEKpackasre on their forwarding name and
I'ost Onice address to his Sole Agents for the
U. S. and Canada. Mer. SLOCLM & CO.. No.
4 Cedar St., New York.
MALT AND HOPS
is no sreater Blood-Pubifyinq
Life Givino Fhitim.k in th
world of medicine than MALT LITTERS, pre
pared bv the MALT BITTERS COMPANY
from unfermentei Halt and lion. It is a Per
fect Kouovater of feen'e and exhausted consti
tutions. It enriches the blood, solidifies the
bones, hardens the muscles, quiets the nerves.
perfects digestion, cheers the miod, ana vital
izes with new life every flu'd of the body. It is
so, because It strikes at the root of all debility
fcS'FEFBLEpjpiGESTlON and IMPOV
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All Indorse It.
ine iteeoraer. Amerlcnt, Ga.. say : "Clerk
rienators. ltf Bremen tali vfn Ii,wi.n- i n
Citizens, in iiublic and private life, are testify
ing by the thousands, and over Uidr own
natures, tht remedy has leen found lor
Bright' Disease of the Kidney and for l)la
bet?J these are respectively known as War
ner'a Safe Kldnev andLiverCure and Warner's
bale Diabetes Cure.1' ana
Hills ArcMmeta Lawn Mower Co .
Of Hartford. Conn.,
MANUFACTURERS OF THE
and CHARTER OAK
These Mower have become celebrated
throughout the World, where lawns are culti
vated, as beinji the niot perfect and deolrable
Lawn Mowers ever made. They stand at the
head of the list of Lawri Mowers In the V. .
and Europe. '1 hey contain all the improvement
that experience in their manufacture can sn
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made, and do splendid work on evey variety o'f
Hand Mower Sizes, from 8 to 1H inches.
ony ana tiorse size. 24. 2 nrf i.,h.
a ion lrcunirs.
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A. L. MARSHALL,
Chemicals, Dye Stuffs, Toilet Articles,
etc., if-?., tf-c.
D. M. Ferry's Garden Seeds
' NEWSPAPERS. PERIODICALS. BOOKS,
and a large and well-selected assortment ot
Confectionery, Nuts, Cigars and Tobaccos.
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XLadies shoes good - - Q5
1 lbs. wliite swgar - a
B lbs', eofflfee, good - a
55 lbs. very best coffee a
Straw ltats5 istests9 boys a
we do not recognise
OMAHA PRICES I
we propose to compete with Chicago. Give us a show
before buying goods at another place.
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G" RED STORE FOOT OF MAIN STREET.
"File Old KLeliable i
ALWAYS AHEAD I
GREATER BARGAINS THAN EVER.
We show the largest and best selected stock of
IDry ffioodj Motions, (DIotliingT,
HBoots, f toes, HKntH9 (Daps,
stiael Millinery C&oocls,
WEST OF GMWAGQ f
We will EDuplicate asid
eount all IPriee. IList
by 1 per eeiat.
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make rour
and you will be happy."
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PTP. .Iitiri .MOn.tr 1 rl hi .... n I .
Fall f PRACTICAL IXFOIiMATIOT.
1h yan IlMM.kctper'a CVIDE.
thm IiMitmcW 1 1 ta.i:Mr,i IBIHa
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A &oox ot morfirT'ri nr n:ry will Mlton, tf rrr
M found ouUum Oi la.jj.fAUOU.'W kruinu dilrnnnfi.
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trationa. t tarty COO i'ojr. lAfru-. ittu ntpiMg,
Addrw J. C'..McCCHV Ac CO., I'hleaut. Ilk
J. E. Cunningham,
HOUSE PAINTER I
AND OTtNA M ICNTE 11.
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Ciralnlngr and crazing,
A specialty. A! a first class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
er-Wnuld :iy to the people of riatUuioutii
that I fully
WARRANT ALL CONTRACTS.
A share of the patronage I '"Melted. Order
will receive prompt attention.
IrfiiiS J. E. CUNNINGHAM.
ST llEUJ IIT & MILL KfT,
Harness Mamifeu tnrers,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
.V ISA TL Y DONE c 8 UORT NOTICE
NEW HARNESS I
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORFER.
And Satisfaction (Juaianteed.
tSr-Reniember the place. Opposite Henry
Poeck's Furniture Hoie, on Lower Maiu StTeef,
STREIOHT & MILLER.
plow shoes TL 5