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PLATTSMOUTII, JUNE 3, 1880.
THE GEEAT CONVENTION.
CONSUME THE TIME.
Judge Cole, of Iowa, retracted the
charges he made acrainst the late U. S.
Judge Dillon, and the case was dis
" The Nebraska City Press copies the
article from this paper about McConi-
hie Post No. 45.
Dexnis Kearney, having been re
leased on a writ of habeas corpus, is
now playing the role of martyr to a
crowd of hoadlutns on the sand lots of
State Senator Osborne, of Blair,
member f the National Committee
from Nebraska, left for Chicago Sat
urday, having been, telegraphed for, as
there is an effort being made to oust
Don Cameron from the chairmanship
of the committee.
When Uncle Sain sends his soldiers
to molect voters at the noils, it is mil
itary usurpation; but when Gevernor
Xance send3 his soldiers to coerce mc
strikers, it-is all huukidori in the
eyes of our democratic editor. It
makes a great deal of difference whose
ox is impounded in me eyes oi pay
roll democratic editors. MacDonagh
TriK court of inquiry in the ca8 of
the colored cadet, Whittaker, has sent
its final decision to Gen. Sehofield. Af
ter a long history of the case it finally
charges that Whitaker is guilty of hav
ing committed the mutilation upon
himself. This report goes to the Secre
tary of War. If he fails to recognize
it, he may order a court martial to try
Whittaker, or Whittaker may demand
a cwurt martial trial himself.
The Woman's National Suffrage As
sociation held a session in Chicago,
which was attended by delegates from
many of the states, and which appoint
ed a eommittee to present their peti
tion for the right of suffrage to the
Republican Convention, praying them
to insert a plank in their platform,
granting said right. A branch associa
tion for Nebraska was formed at Oma
ha, last Saturday, which sent as dele
gates to Chicago, Mrs. Harriet S.
Brooks and Mrs. A. P. Nicholas.
The receipt of an invitation from
Mr. and Mrs. llob't W. Furnas, to at
tend the marriage of Miss Mollie Fur
nas to Mr. W'.lliam J. Weeber is ac
knowledged. The wedding takes place
Wednesday, June 10th. Whan last we
saw Miss Mollie, she was a wee small
maiden, and we can hardly realize that
old Father Time has during these
years transformed her to a young wo
man, who now stands upon the thresh
old of one of life's great changes, and
bids her childhood's friends come and
welcome her into that new life. If pos
sible, the summons shall be obeyed;
but if not, we shall send in our stead
the white-winged messenger, which is
but a sorry substitute, but which will
contain our heartfelt good wishes for
What Some People Say.
Judge Taft, of Ohio, an eminently
wise and pure man, says:
There is no occasion for people to be
alarmed by this catalogue of names of
men who declare they will not vote
for Grant. It is really one of the poor
est tricks in politics that has been re
sorted to in this canvass, which has
been more fertile in politieal tricks
than any I ever observed. Here are a
number of us Republicans trying to
agree on a caudidate to be run against
the Democratic candidate. We are all
on equal terms, aud yet these gentle
men, claiming to be Republicans, say
in advance: "We won't vote for the
Republican you prefer, but you must
Yote for our preference." Such threats
are likely to pass for what they are
worth. If the great Republican party
were made up of that kind of materi
al its days would be numbered at the
next election. If it had been it would
have perished long ago. The Republi
can party is one of principle. As in
times past, it has collected the opin
ions and preferences of all its genuine
members, has conquered its prejudices,
combined upon its candidate, and elect
ed him, the prospect is that it will do
so now. I am satisfied that Grant is
the strongest candidate that can be
nominated by the Republican party at
the preseut time. Under the circum
stances it is the part of wisdom to
nominate him. No man can be nomi
nated whose power would be so great
in securing a practical union between
the North and South, and that upon a
basis of Republican rule. As to his
popularity with the people there can
be no question. If nominated he would
carry Ohio by a good majority.
The editor of the Milwaukee Senti
nel, hithero opposed to Grant on ac
count of the manner of the Blaine fight
in Illinois, comes over to the Grant
side and says these true words:
' This fight against General Grant is
largely a tight between the outs and
ins of the managing part of the Re
publican party. They don't want Conk
ling, of New York, nor Cameron, of
Pennsylvania, nor JLoan, of Illinois,
to divide the patronage. That is all
there is to it. Now, somebody has got
to dispose of that patronage, and I d
not know anybody better qualified than
those three gentlemen, in the three
States named, to do just that. They
have had practice at it, and they have
done it well, much better than w;.s
done for a long time before, in my
judgment. So much for that.
Now, as for General Grant, person
ally, nothing more can be said against
him than that he did have, ?uring his
second term, some pretty bad subordi
nates, who imposed upon him ; but this
after all, dhesn't touch him personal
ly, nor is there one iota of proof that
he was anything but clean and white
himself. I am net to be damned thro'
impositions practiced upon me by
faithless employes. General Grant was
President eight years, and he managed
the affairs of the nation well, as ev
erybody concedes, no one more elo
quently than Jim Blaine himself. The
whole of the opposition, so far as it is
formulated against him by the most
sensible politicians, consists first of
the alleged third-term theory (which,
in his caie, is a mere sentiment, be
cause there baa another, term inter
vened in the office since he held it),
and the fact that he was unfortunate
in having about him during his last
term some unscrupulously bad men.
EXTIIUalASTlC MEETING OF
The Exposition Building Jammed to
Suffocation, and Still
Far days and even weeks past the
murmur, low at first, but gradually
growing loudwr, has been heard of the
gathering of the clans to decide again
the great question which quadrennial
ly the American people have chosen
to answer who shall be their chief
By Monday of this week the mur
mur had grown to a mighty roar, and
Chicago's streets and hotels echoed the
tramp of the thousands and ten thou
sands gathered there.
At the preliminary meetings of the
national committee a strong effort to
remove chairman Don Cameron, on
account of hi3 Grant proclivities and
his position on tin; unit rule question,
was made, which was unsuccessful,
and an agreement was finally made be
tween the different factions that Hoar
of Massachusetts, be temporary chair
man. The first session df the convention
carried this programme into effect..
with the fallowing additional officers:.
Temporary secretaries John II..
Roberts, of Illinois, and I. L Magee,
of Pennsylvania; Charles W. Clisbee,
of Michigan, and James C. Broad well,
of Missouri, reading clerks; Eugene
Davis, of New York, stenographer.
This temporary organization was
subsequently made permanent, and
several adjournments were made from
hour to hour waiting for the report of
the committee on credentials, which
has been deferred up to this late hour
(Friday, 2 p. m.), and we finally go to
press, promising our reauers tne latest
news by Extra, as soon as heard.
We shall issue our city edition this
(It ridaj ) alternoon, and reserve our
County mails to the latest possible
hour that we can get them into Satur
day's mails, so as to give the nomina
tion, if possible.
Chicago, June 3. Convention just
adjourned to 10 a. m. Committee on
Credentials not ready to report. If
vote on adjournment is any test it is
favorable to the anti-Grant force.
Thursday evening last was the oc
casion of a pleasant social event, the
reception given by Mr. and Mrs. P. L.
Wise to their son, Mr. Will S. Wise
and his newly wedded wife, whom he
had brought from a distant state to
make her home among us.
Nearly one hundred invitations
were very generally responded to, and
although the house was not large, its
capacity for holding such a number of
guests seemed to grow greater with
the demand upon it, and a merry
crowd surged from room to reom.
In the comer of the parlor, beneath
festo)ns of evergreens upholding the
typical horse shoe and held in place
by bouquets f handsome tliwersstod
tho happy bride and groom to receive
the congratulations showered upon
them. Mrs. J. N. Wise and Miss Flo
ra Wise did the honors of the occasion
in introducing the many guests, and
the stranger bride must have seen with
pleasure the number of friends of her
husband and family assembled to con
gratulate and welcome them.
Other handsome floral decorations
adorned the rooms and in one corner
of the sitting room stood a table con
taining the wedding presents, a list of
which were given last week, with the
exception of a few presented by friends
The pleasant hospitality of Mr. and
Mrs. Wise was exerted to the utmost
and all departed with feelings of pleas
ure and with good wishes for the fu
ture of happiness predicted by the
floral horse-shoe hanging aloft.
For the first time since the estab
lishment thereof, Decoration Day was
properly observed in this place, last
The Post f the Grand Army of the
Republic, lately organized here, under
the management of its worthy Com
mander, R. R. I-iviiigston, made ar
rangements sonm days ago to celebrate
this National Holiday as it should be
observed as a memorial day to the
dead heroes who were buried in our
midst. At first, nobody thought we
had any soldiers here, whose graves
should be decorated; but search found
eighteen, and two more have been
Owing to the inclemency of the wea
ther the procession, the music and the
memorial services at the graves of our
comrades were dispensed with.-
The Post met at 9:80 a. m., some fif
teen members being present, and after
receiving two new comrades, adjourn
ed to the Presbyterian church, where
it was addressed in most appropriate
words by the Rev. Mr. Baird.
Again assembling in Good Templar's
Hall, U. S. Chaplain Wright spoke very
feelingly for a few minutes, being part
of the address that should have been
delivered at the Cemetery, had the day
been good. The raster of dead com
rades, whose graves we were about to
decora e, was also read at this time. A
guard of vohinteer comrades was then
detailed to carry the evergreens and
flowers to the graves and there depos
it them, which guard consisted of com
rades S. M. Chapman, W. L. Wells, J.
W. Jennings, Henry Cooper, B. II.
Decker, J. E. Barnes and J. A. Mac
Murphy who-witb Commander Liv
ingston proceeded to the Cemetery in
carriages, raining as it was, and dis
tributed these tokens of regard on the
last resting places of eighteen com
rades, sixteen in Oak Hill Cemetery,
and two in the Eikeuberry ground. A
list is given below of the names and
The remarks of both Rev. Mr. Baird
and Cbanlam Wntrht were so ant, so
touching, that it would be idle for us
to add anv comments further than to
say we endorse their sentiments, and
hone to be able hereafter yearly, for a
short time at least, to dwell in thought
on the scenes that are past, aud the
great object for which so many brave
Mr. Baird's address being in MS. we
publish the same ; the other being with
out notes, we cannot. Both were gems
in tlieir way. The thanks of the Post
therefor will be duly entered on the
The Post also desires to return thanks
to all those who contributed flowers,
or tried to do so. even in the terrible
storm. Many had prepared floral gifts,
we understand, who. could not send,
thein, and, in fact, they could not h.ive
been taken easily, raining as it did.
Their desire to aid is remembered as
kindly as if the ueaiherhad permitted
a full turn out. To the musicians, too,
who gave up other pleasures that they
might practice for this day, we return
Mr. Thus. Thomas had a large bo
quet prepared for the grave of an old
friend, Charles II. Woleott.
Mrs. Geo. Fairfield made a huge bas
ket of boquets, one for each soldier's
grave, and one especially for the rest
ing place of Chas. McMaken. Special
wreaths, etc.. were sent for the tombs
of Thos. Chapman and Newton Hays.
There is much we should like to say
further, but space forbids. '
ADDRESS OF REV. J. T. BAIRD.
A generation is beginm.jg to come
on the stage of action, to whom the
great events of the civil war in our
country are merely historic. They have
no personal knowledge of its severe
struggles, its calls for self-denying pa
triotism, its anxieties, alarms and
fears, its appalling scenes of bloody
conflict. While they may honor the
glorious dead for their deeds ef brav
ery and patriotic devotion, they can
not fully realize the sacrifices made,
nor can they vividly appreciate all that
was meant by passing through such
struggle. It is therefore most fitting
that those survivors, who were active
ly engaged in the great contest, who
saw grim-visaged war with its many
horrors..who were sharers in the toils
and triumphs, the disasters and suc
cesses, of that eventful period, who
were comrades and friends of the
illustrious heroes who laid down their
lives for their country, should strew
flowers, and commemorate their vir
tues and sacrifices.
Since the beginning of the civil war
more than half the human race have
passed from earth away. Among those
who have died there have been many
eminent for their virtues, for their
self-denying devotion to duty, for their
great sacrifices ; yet few classes of them
have been more worthy of honor than
those we commemorate to-day. For
the graves we decorate are suitable
representatives of all the noble army
of heroes who died for their country.
The dead whom we commemorate
are worthy of all honor for their devo
tion to their country. In the pleasant
piping days of peace men are tempted
to overlook the claims of their country
to their entire service. They may ad
mire the devotion to liberty and pa
triotism of other times, but they do
not feel personally the. strong pressure
of public duty. The patriotic senti
ment is weak and sickly, becau-e it
does not have air and exercise. Private
interests assume controlling power.
Heroic deeds of self-sacrifice on behalf
of one's country are something to be
merely read about in old time novels,
or, as sitting in cozy chairs, we read
records of adventures by land and sea.
By their example these dead heroes
teach us that we belong to our country ;
that for her sake we ought cheerfully
to make any sacrifice. . They teach us
that serving ur country, we are serv
ing justice, law, freedom, humanity
and religion. They teach us that aid
ing this land of ours, we are. aiding in
advancing the great cause of God, and
are storing up blessings for posterity
and all mankind; when these lofty pa
triots arrayed themselves for battle,
they also were preparing themselves
for the altar of burnt offering. They
entered into close alliance with etern
al justice, and were ready to do its bid
ding. They dm their snare, and mere
than their share, in a work whose mag
nitude we can enlv faintly compre
hend; a work which required wisdom,
fortitude, courage, perseverance, loyal
self-devotion, and faith in God. They
did not act on any ordinary stage of
action, or perform ordinary duties.
They acted for unborn generations,
and for the human race. They sought
the welfare f humanity when they
sought the maintenance and diffusion
of the blessings treasured in a land of
fieedom, when they opposed the divid
ing up of these States into two, and
afterwards inevitably into many weak
jarring, hostile fragments. 1 he result
of their .elf-denyiiigdevolion lias been
that, iusteadoiacontiiieut.in aims,
crushed down by the burden f im
mense standing armies, instead of the
interests of liberty imperilled, the
yawning gull ot sin it; is closed, tne
survivors of former conflicts are found
in the ways of industry, the tribes of
our inheritance are standing in their
lot under the banner of the father.-.
and the dark clouds are vanishing be
fore the brightening splendor of the
day of peace. The nation is saved, its
institutions strengthened, its power
and glorv increasing more and more.
No chartered rights wave beer, wrest
ed away, no privilege lias perished, no
safeguard has been withdrawn, and
the constitution of the fathers main
tains its old integrity unimpaired The
nation holds its place among the fore
most on earth, h ull scope is given to
every impulse of patriotic hearts. All
of God's immortal children, of every
race, hue or grade, may be respected
for the sake of their manhood. They
may enjoy the highest culture aud the
largest freedom of which they are ca
pable. They may be guaranteea e ery
right essential to personal well-being,
here aud hereafter. .
In accomplishing so great results,
those whom we honor to-day were
faithful to death. .They exhibited the
noblest characteristic of true soldiers
fidelity t their trusts. This fidelity
they showedamid the hair-breadth es
capes on the battle field, or amid other
Derils of exuosure and disease. Other
- .. . ii
men might use precautions , against i
danger, or might fly from death. ith
them it was a point of honor oraveiy
to meet every peril. Like the lamp
consumed in serving others, they were
willing to sacrifice themselves, though
no mortal tongne should repeat their
names with lienoi, though no giory-
chaplet should ever deck their brows.
They consented to plunge into the gulf
though the earth that closed over
them, buried in hopeless oblivion both
their'pei sons and their fame.
Such fidelity has been the honorable
record of soldiers in all times. Mere
boys have been inspired with such he
roic devotion to duty, that they have
bravely cured the colors of their leg
irnents into battle, and to save them
have wrapped them around their bod
ies, and died within their crimsoned
On that night when Pompeii' was
buried in ashes from burning Yesuvi
us, a sentinel kept watch by a gate
that looked toward the blazing volca
no. Though shrieks of . terror mingled
with the roar of the eruption, and the
inhabitants fled with all haste from
the doomed city, yet that sentine
stood by hrs post. Seventeen hundred
years afterwards they found bin skel
eton standing erect, clad in Lis ancitn
armor, still wearing the helmet and
holding the spear in bony finjrers. He
was faithful unio deat h.
Dr. Foss relates that a poor soldier
came down from Indiana to West Vir
ginia in the early part of the war, and
alasl too soon lav bleeding at the root
of a tree in the midst of the battle
His comrade bowed over him to give
him a drink from his canteen, lie pro
nounced the name of mother and Je
sus with fast-failing breath, and when
a squadron of cavalry dashed past
bearing the dear old banner, pushed
his comrade away, faintly screaming
"Foil, w that flag!" choosing to die
alone thai it might not fall.
Heroic boy ! Well did he illustrate
the sj irit which animated that host.
minion strong, winch saved the na
Hon. lhustaithlui unto death were
those whom to-dav we commemorate
Some of them died on the field of bat
tie. They baptized their patriotism in
their own blood. They were maimed
and mangled, and hied, and died. With
limbs broken or shattered, or carried
awav, with bodies sorely wounded
they were .sometimes trodden under
fout by advancing or retreating hosts
or were left uncared for, thirsty, faint
and weak from burning fever or chill
ing night winds, without a drop of
water to cool their parched tongues or
qiieneh their raging thirst. Others who
did not die upon the field tf battle
died in camp or hospital from exposure
to great and sudden changes of climate.
exposure to drenching rains, and cold
and chilling storms; from the loss of
rest and great fatigue, or utter ex
haustion under forced labor or long
marches. Such a death, when there is
no stirring up of the spirit to courage
ous madness by rushing squadrons,
roaring cannon and clashing steel;
when the fierce instincts of nature are
not arouseu; wnen meie is no pros
pect that the name will b entered on
the bright scroll of fame; when there
is none of the pride and rapture of the
strife such a death calmly and brave'
ly met, is a severe test of the soldier's
courage, ad a strong proof of the pa
How strep the bnive lio sink to rest.
Ky all their country's iliee blessed !
VV'hen Sprinjr, with dewy Anders cold.
Returns to deck their hallowed mould.
She there, shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy' feet have ever trod.
J?y fairy hands their knell is run? ;
I5y forms unseen their dirge in snur.
There Honor comes, i pilgrim gray.
To bleps the turf that wrsips theirVlay!
Aud Freedom shall awhile repair
To dwell a weeping hermit there.
ROSTER OF SOLDIERS,
Buried in and near Plattsmouth, as far
as can be ascertained at present:
1. Samuel J. Likes. Bort in Belmont
Co., Ohio; enlisted in 1SG1. Oth Reg't
Mo. Cavalry; discharged in 186-1; died
at Plattsmouth 1800.
2 Wm. W. Irish, Private. Age, Ho
yrs; born in Vermont; enlisted June
11,1801, in Co. A,- 1st Neb. Inft; dis
charged July 1st, I860; died at Platts
mouth, June, 1807.
3. Charles II. Woleott, Private. Age,
43 yrs: born in Conn.; enlisted July
80,1834, in Co. A, 1st Nb. Inft; dis
charged May 21, 1865; died at Platts
4. John A.Jtamsey, Private. Age, 18
vrs; born in O-iio;, enlisted June ltth,
1861, in Co. A, 1st Neb-. Inft ; discharg
ed; died at Plattsmouth.
o. Robert S. Carr, Private. Age, 2.3
years; born in Illinois; enlisted May
23, 1SC3, in Co. G, 17th Ill's Inft; dis
charged May 4, I860; died at Platts
G. J. Newton Hayes, 1st Lieut. Age,
23; born in Clark Co., Ohio; enlisted
iu Co. I. -81st Ohio Inft: discharged
July 13, 18G5; died July 20, 1875.
7. 1 nomas 1. Chapman, Capt. Born
in Westmoreland Co., l'a.; enlisted
Sept.;iSGl, in Co. A, 5th Cal. Inft.
commissioned as 1st Lieut: in 18M
was commissioned as Capt. Co. II, of
same Reg t; was by special order com
missioned as Capt. Co. A. 1st Cal. et.
Inft, in 1805; was discharged in 1867;
died February, 1873.
8. Chas. II. McMaken, Private. Born
in Indiana; enlisted in Co. IT, 2d Neb.
Cav., Nov. 22, 18G2; died at Omaha,
Jan. 1, 1863.
9. Wm. D. MeCord. Lt. Col. Born in
Va.; enlisted June 11, 1861, as Major;
resigned April 22; piomoted Lt. Col.
18G2; died March 3, 1869.
10. Frederick Ellster, Private. Born
in Prussia, Apr. 1 1, 1830 ; enlisted in Co.
II, 20th Reg't Mich. Vol's, August 11.
1862; discharged Mav 4, 1HG3; died on
March 12, 1877.
11. Daniel McXinnon, Private. Died
May 28. 1873 (McKinn'n's further
record could not be procured at this
writing, but will be put on the. min
utes of the Post. The others, not com
pleted, will be filled hereafter )
12. Alfred Johnson,' Private. Born
in Fairfield, Ohio, 1818: Co. II, 2d Neb.
13. James Miiishall. Private. Born
in Prussia. 1818; enlisted March 1st.
1862; 2d Neb.
14. Robt. J. Palmer, Private. Born
iu Illinois. 1830; enlisted Oct. 22. 1S'2,
in Co. II, 2d Neb.
13. John L. Brown, Private. Co. I),
10. Peter Valh-rv. Private. 1st Cal.
17. Archer. Co. II. 2d' Neb.
18. Frank L'ns,lalo. Navy.
were much surprised four years ago at
the nomination, and are prepared to
Who is military Governor of Oma
The Eight Mile Grove Storm.
The excessive dryness of this summer has
often led to the -quotation of the following
passage : "The prayers of the wicked availeth
nothing," But eince the drenching rain of the
25th and 20th of May the effect of prayer has
scarcely beeu alluded to. Last Sabbath even
ing, however. Providence sent a storm that I
scarce believe in answer to the prayers of ei
ther just or unjust.
About p.m. a cloud came rolling up from
the North which gave the appearame of a
heavy shower, but seemed to tighten, and bid
fair to give us only an evening sprinkle. Fres
ently large hail stones began to fall, thick and
fast, and for an hour fell unceasingly, covering
the ground to the depth of from two to three
Inches on an average. It was accompanied by
the heaviest fall of rain ever witnessed in this
country. Everything seemed flooding In a great
ocean. The hail stones drifted in many places
by the running water to the depth of two feet.
On the morning following there were at least
live car loads of hail drifted on less than an
acre of ground, 'which on the evening follow
In were not more than half melted away, and
there will probably be hail'iu these drifts one
The crops are very much damaged, especial
ly the small grain, almost all of which is de
stroyed. A great many of the farmers think the
corn will agaiu come up, and eventually will
not be materially damaged.
The fruit prospect before so flattering, to-day
gives promise f only a few bushels of apples,
while all the oinall fruits are entirely destroyed.
A fireat many pigs were lost during the storm ;
Mr. Kht den of this vicinity having lost seven
ty five had,and others not so heavily.
The only damage done to buildings was the
breaking of glas, breaking all the north fronts
In almost every instance.
As in almost every storm that overtakes dur
ing the day time, a great many weie caught
out, aud were compelled to seek shelter behind
fence posts, under wgfcons, anywhere for pro
tection from the driving hail. I have heard of
no damage in this respect save bruised heads i
and backs, of w hich there is much complaint
There is no doubt a great deal of exaggera
tion about the size of hail stones, but I observ
ed carefully after the storm, and gathered the
largest I could find. Among them was one that
measured two and one-half inches in Its great
est diameter. Xhe very large ones were not
round, but the shape of an egg, flattened at the
sides. But little has yet been learned of the ex
tent of the storm in length; but iu width
covered a belt of country of about six miles.
W e would not fail lo observe that determin
ed spirit of perseverance which characterizes
our Nebraska farmers. During the dry weather
they kept toiling while efforts seemed almost
fruitless, until their countenances were lighten
ed by the rains of last week, only to be over
cast again by this discouraging destruction.
ieiwe see tneni again rally and commence
stirring the ground where the prospect is en
tirely gone, preparatory to planting it to corn,
which will yet make a fair crop.
e jeai neii inis never give it uu spirit m
grasshopper times, and to say the least, it is
uisposiiiou mat niusi cnaracierixe every suc
cessful farming community. Anon.
and Frank White and their wives
came up to the Bend, where they were
joined by II. J. Streight and family, of
course Thad was along, and had a fish
ing excursion up to the Lakes. A
giand time was the lesult. - Frank
says so grand indeed that he f ully re
covered from its effects within the fol
Our operator never dances, that is he
never did until a short time ago when
Belle T. induced him to attend a so
cial party ; hereafter anyon that says
Roode does not dance knows nothing
about how he enjoyed himself last
Mis3 Alice Dill will be present at
the marriage ceremony which will
unite the fortunes of Miss Jaekmanof
Louisville with that of Dr. Ryan of
Blair the coming week.
Ja3. Merriman, formerly of tLis
place, writes from Denver "that all the
people are contented, happy and get
R. G. Mc. took a trip down to Platts
mouth last week, speaks well of the
city, its late improvements, &c. -He
says he had a good time and kept in
good company, we believe lfe tried to
do that commendable thing, aud trust
Wm. Wells has been in your city for
someiime and consequently his law
office, in this place, has been opera
ting with closed doors. William yon
At present there is a fair prospect
for more rain.
When notes again become plenty
you will hear from the
31t. Pleasant Notes.
ju. iu-,KAL: success to your pa
per ! 1 will give you a few items from
this part of the County, as no one has
written from here for some time.
Mt. Pleasant is quite a lively place.
Preaching every alternate Sabbath,
Rev. Wm. M. Worley, preacher in
charge. Sabbath school every Sabbath,
Rev. G. A. Ilobson, sun't. Good Tem
plar Lodge every Saturday evening; S.
B. Ilobson, W. C. T.. Abbie Liuch. W.
, Jos, Priehard, Sec'y. W. J. Linch
keeps the P. O. Our open session of
the lodge was a failure, on account of
the hail storm. Hail fell as large as
eggs, ami as last as you could imagine.
Bro. Morrison came from Plattsmouth
part way in the storm. Mt. Pleasant
is almost devastated with wind and
Mt. Pleasant will be well blessed
with meetings of various kinds for a
while. Good Templar District Lodge,
June 17, and S. S. Convention some
time in June.
The rain, tho beautiful rain, has
come and hajpiness prevails. Build
ing goes on, despite the hard times. W.
Schustermeier is getting his stone to
build a house soon. Ben. Chriswiser
will commence his house soon. II. M.
Rounsaville will build a new house in
June. John McGuire is talking of the
same little thing. So mahv building,
we call them little things. ' -"'
Philip Linch and family,, of Green
wood, were visiting friends a few days
since. Uncle YV m. Allhands and wife
are visiting their children and friends
t present. Corn" planting is the order
of the day. Some sickness in this part
f I he County.
If this is worth publishing, I will
try and give you a note once in a
while. Politics are not very lively jmt
mow. JUore anon, 1'atsy.
From llic Hub.
There is perhaps no tonic offered to
the people that possesses as much real
intrinsic value as tho Hop Bitters,
Jnst at this season of the year, when
the stomach needs an appetizer, or the
blood needs purifying, the cheapest
and best remedy is Hp Bitters. An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure; don't wait until you are pros
trated by a disease that may take
months for you to recover in. Bos
All Indorse It.
The Recorder. Anicrieu. !a., sayo : "Ch-iks.
Senators. Uepreseutative, Doctors. l,awers.
Citizens, in public and private life, are testify
ing by the thousands, hikI over t heir own xm
natures, ih.it a remedy has been toiind fur
llright's Disease of the kidneys and for Dia
betes ; these are respectively known r.s bur
ner's Safe Kidnev and LivcrCure and Warner's
Safe Diabetes Cure." ml:
Hills ArcMmcJean Lawn Mower Co.
Of Hartford. Conn.,
MANUKACTlTItrjKS OK Tlii:
and CHARTER OAK
These Mower have become erlehnited
throughout the World. where lawns ate culti
vated, a beinsi the uurt perfect and deirabl:
Lawn Mowers ever made. They rlan.l at the
head of the lit of Lawn 5Iu-.hti hi ihe IT. S.
aiulKurope. 1 hoy ooi.t.i'm all the improvement
that experience in I heir manufaei me can suir
get ; are beautifully finished, thoroughly
made, ami do splendid work on evey variety of
Hand Mower Sizes, from 8 to Is iin-ix s
rony and Horse Siex, 21. ii.s and inches.
Send for Circulars. si to
SOLD liY (H i; AOKNTS KVKKYWIIITUH.
A. L. MARSHALL,
I.K.- L Kli IN
Cfiiminil.s; Dye Stuffs, ToUt t Articlt-n,
tX-c., iCv., d:
I). 31. Ferry's (jnrdcu Seeds
neyspai'k::s, rinnonie.w.s. looks.
and a larxe and wll -selected assortment of
ST A TIOXEIIS' GOO DS.
Confectionery, Nuts, Cigars and Tobaccos.
WKEl'IXG WATEI?, - NEB
SIOX, CAlillTAUK AND OltXA
MENTAL VAT NT Ell, ' .
Shop over tho Brick
II. Boo; k's
I'LATTSMOL Til, - 4'y
Block next to
J. I. CuniiiBi;li:iin,
;1 N l OILVA .1 ENTER.
Paper E5;iniiif-r. lialsomiiilii,
4"; rain I it;r :inl ";:r.r.iii'r,
A specialty. AN a fust class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
I v-Would sav to 1 hi- pcojiTv of riattMiioiith,
I hat I fully
IIM.7.'.l.Y7' ALL CitXTUAC'lS.
A share of the patioua;1 is -'..lieiled. Orders
w ill receive prompt attciil io:i.
4sm,; .r. i:. ;V N I;ilAM.
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL
ri.. TT.-'Mor 1 n. Mil:.
1'irst cl.i-s I ...!, i:: K.m'iis.
I'iist t'la.s.s n.iurdiiiK.
oitul Sample Loom.
l:crtliiii.u' ai.d every comfort
A (Joed Hotel eisn.Fm'iiisli
Also, (!!od Wines, Cood lircr, (iouil l.l.llors
(!ood Lemonade, Cood t'iKiiri",
Kept at the C'itj Hotel.
illy l'LKD. :oos. i roprh lor.
THE GREAT DOWNFALL
In rilce at tho
IF1 .A- JVC OUS
17 STOP ORGANS1
Sub-llass and Coupler,
boxed and shipped, on -
ly jy;.7.'. ew 1'ianos, 5 to $I,Crt0. fMid
summer offer, illustrated, free. Addres Daniel
1". Leatty, Washington. N. .1. 1114
MONEY FOR MORTGAGES
OX ICKAIi ESTATE.
Thousands of Dollars
SAVED TO THE PEOPLE OF CASS COUNTY AN VACIN1TY
See Great Reduction in Prices :
20 yards good print for 81 00 1(! yards standard print, fur 1
CJood yard wide muslin.
The Hest! Tlie Cheapest' Line of Dress (ioods,
1 1ST TOWN.
OUR STOCK OF ROOTS AND SHOES IS COMPLETE, AND
PRICES TO JUS 21 ET ANYWHERE.
Clothing, Clothing, Clothing !
A good Cassiinere suit for
See Our Line
8 00. Cost anywhere c1l' 00.
Before Going Elsewhere.
OF MENS' AND
THE LARGEST, REST AND CHEAPEST STOCK
ROYS' HATS, FJiOM UP.
- & m C IB IB. E IS &
Tilt: COUIilN RANKING COM PA N Y,
114 Broadway. New York, t
buy Turchase Money Mortgage well secured
upon Country Keal J-.state at. the very heft
M ALT-AND HOPS
11 lbs liylrt brown sugar $1 00
10 A" sugar 1 00
12 Prunes 1 00
13 " Currants 1 00
White Russian Soap.
and a full line of fancy gioceries lower than
0 lbs good cofl'ce ?1
fJood tobacco M
3 cans 3-lb peaches .-. :
10 lbs crackers, tlu; best ... 1
my house west of Chicago
w jj. is m k ar u is is
LARGE tf- FULL LINE AT CHICAGO PRICES: WARRANTED!
Remember our fair and square way of doing business.
Money Positively Refunded- tt ons REPRESENTED.
SEK TIIK LAV.V.K F.UrllitlirC Slgll ! FOOT MAIN ST.
T. II AIIX, )
CHAS. POWELL. Salksmitw I. li.il.lSliY,
T. Vv. SIIIIYOCK, ) Manar.
rpiIIS INCOMPAltAr.I.K XCTlUliNTls rlch
- er in l'oiie and Muscle l'roducinu Materials
than all other forms i f mait or medicine, while
free from the objections lilted against malt li
ipiorx. i'or difficult digestion. Sick Headache,
t'onumition. Kmnchition, Mental and l'hysi-
cal Hxbaustion. XervousnefH, Want of Sleep,
Ulcerative Weaknesses of Females, Kxhatis-
tioii of Nursliisr Mothers, of the Aged, and of
Delicate t'luldren. MAM lillll-i: are tne
purest, best and most economical medicine ev
er compounded. Sld everywhere.
Ull WAlil JUiitKS l liOSlOll, .miss.
EXCURSION TO CHICAGO
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Tickets at greatly reduced rates will be on
sale Juue 7 and 8. and food to return to include
June 12. - 10t3
a genuine "spontaneous,"
thundering" agricultural boom; one
that !ye or lilack Jack do not carry
in their coat tail pocket; one that
seems to overshadow all the political
booms, and will bt of much more ben
efit to our State. Xo hurry about that
camp meeting now: plenty of rain for
Farmers are looking very pleasant,
and all say they knew it would rain
about the last of May or first of June;
but they looked a few days ago as
though they thought that time, a long
G, E. Vandenbuig hud his stable and
one of his mule teams burned a few
days ago. Mrs. V. had one side of her
face and one hand badly burned while
trying to get the team on;, after the
stable was in flames.
All the smaller political guns have
shot their wads, and we are anxiously
waiting to hear the report of the big
gun at Chicago. ''The best laid plans
of mice and men aft gang aglee." We
South Rend Notes.
Our place has been booming for the
past two weeks, large quantities of
corn coming in, and everv one happy,
more especially two couples, who
changed their mode of life from single
happiness to double blessedness. John
md George we wish you all the pleas
ure that can result lrom such a union,
md may the lady from Indiana never
gret her coming to Nebraska.
Our Sabbath School Festival passtd
h" very pleasantly and was a success
both socially and tinanci.illy. The
urn resulting, being a very acceptable
means of replenishing the S. S. Libra-
The concert and dance following,
were highly spoken of by those who
ittended. The singing of Miss 13. itts
of Sarpy eoiintv received much ap
plause. 'Several remarking "that
song alone was worth the price of ad
The farmers of this vicinity are re
joicing over the prospects for a good
corn crop, and still they are not all
saLisfied; only yesterday a man as he
looked out of the window exclaimed,
"If it.don't stop raining I shall have
no'crop'kt all." What a grand thing it
is that'the peopla have not the power
of weather" making.
The S. B. Bridge has thus far return
ed about S290.00 per month, so I was
informed by Mr. C.H. Dill, Treasurer.
The rock ballast is nearly iH posi
tion, preparatory to laying steel mils'
between this place and Louisville.
S. B. needs another side track to ac
commodate her increasing traffic in
grain, and stock; nineteen cars loaded
within the past twenty-four Jiours.
How is that for a little burg like the
Bend. The County Seat, can it be
possible that we may yet rejoice in
that appropriate title.
Since my. last writing George Smith
Gil EATER HAKCiAINS THAN EVEIJ.
Wo show the largest and licsl selected stock of
WE&T QF GHWA QO 7
'E auk oivint;
Real Genuine Barqains!
This Season in every
We will- liBslleaie
cog&Bfii all EPrice
fey 11 per cc3&t,
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make your Purchase
and vou will he happy."
.- SOLOMON & UATHAK".
BEST THRESHER OTJ WHEELS
Is not a Vibrator nor an Apron Machine.
Is wonderfully eiimilo end admirably perfect In its
thre&tiinir and Kiaratinir qualitios. Sav all
the irrain, and cleans it ready lor market.
beautifully, la the moot eoonomical. least expen
sive, and uiot aatiMf&ctory machine in the
Will handle wet rrain aa well as dry.
euual in tnreHuinpr nai ana umouiy, uarwu.
Inland cleaning-boOa as well and nearly as rapidly
ao whebt, and requires no chanro except the sieves.
Hat mare KptareJeM of trparmuitia and cleaning nr.
face than any other maehiM made, and can not b
overloaded. Is both OTer- anfl under-blant Our
CI.OVKK HUUJ'U ATTACU3IKNT i
new and very deairabte. Does the work more
rapidly and better thaa an exclusively Hulling
Machine. . ,
SEPARATORS of the Ttirioue sizea A'ted for
Steam or Jlorte FotrT, as demred.
An Improved Pitta Power, an Improved
Woodbury Power, and the l.lwRrtl hiiual
ixinK Power, all mounted on four wheeln, are
maiioiacturtd Ly us. and are not turpaued ty ay
'"we are' n!o prepared to fnmi-h flrNt-class
Portable Kngine ith our beparatora.
Tor lTice-l-igt aid Circulars, ad&resa
5EYMC JR. SAEIM & CO,
Manufacturer. Stnivrater, Minn.
New Caipenti-r Shop on Main
Corner of 7ih.
GENERAL'' WORKMEN '
ItL tiiii Carja-nter line.
Retail Liquor- Dealer,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Billiard Hrtll iiful Saloon on Mam Street,
door from Sixth at Neville
old j lace.
BEST BRANDS OFCIGARS, ..LES,
ll e in cm her ihe "Ynme mid. l'lace.
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