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FLATTSMOUTII, JUNE 17, 1880.
National RepnWican Ticket!
JAMES A. GARFIELD,
CHESTER A. ARTHUR,
Ol New York.
A comes befor B., a ny way.
Another "All" leads th way.
Congress adjourned yesterday-
Wit begin it with a big"G" after all.
Weaver and Chambers the G. IVs
have it. ,
Thk Democrats are likely to hays a
Payneful gathering at Cincinnati.
Web. Eaton's Globe comes to hand,
little, neat and good, just like "Web."
The Chicago Times advocates Grant
as the Democratic nominee at Cincin
nati. Tayne and Pelton would make a
good alliterative and alternative for
' A most excellent letter from "Adi
rondack" did reach us too late for in
sertion this week. It isn't long until
A Greenwoed letter in answer to
"Echo" is unavoidably laid over until
next week. "Echo's". letter was pub
lished in our absence.
If Brooks and Nye don't agree any
better about the republican than they
did about Blaine and Grant, there will
be a divorce there speedily.
The Democratic party of this place
has mostly left for the seat of war, to
help scalp John Kelly, et al. The town
is quiet and the. weather beautiful,
Ohio democrats nominated J udge Ly
man Trumbull for Governor to be
elected this fall. This is to endeavor
to carry the State,, and a so as a possi
ble candidate for president.
The publication of sketches of our
candidates takes up spacw this week
that would otherwise be devoted to
political news and original matter, but
then all want to know whom we have
nominated and their record.
OiiEGON.has gone Republican by a
very haudswme majority. Being the
first state to declare its position in a
local issue in this camdaign.and being
hitherto a doubtful state, this news is
very encouraging to Republican inter
We call attention to the notice of
the N. Y. Times in another column.
It is a most excellent journal, contains
a large amouut of reading matter, and
no one can invest fifty cents better
than in sending for it during the cam
Ep. Ruffner can't go to Cincinnati
on account of pressure of business, but
he'll have a private wire run from the
Convention room to his house, so he
can give directions when to take it up,
pass, re-nig, or go it alone.
"Since writing the above, Ed. has con
cluded to go as special correspondent
of the Herald.
We desire to thank State Senator
Osborn for a ticket the first day to the
great Convention. Although we get
our press tickets afterwards, it was a
great convenience and help 01 that
day, and we hope the press will re
member Mr. Osborne as they should,
he doing all he could for us, while the
delegates generally preferred to help
sosie political crony, or assumed "big
bug,'' to a seat, rather than the news
paper man. Boys, next fall these f el
lows will be whiniag round for a tick
et to the Legislature, and "mebbe" you
can help them to a seat. You ought to,
This is what the N. Y. Times says
of Gen. Arthur. It should be conclu
sive of his standing in New York, as
the Times is not a Conkling paper par
ticularly, aud in the same edition has
a streng article on the Civil Service
plank of the platform :
Whatever wounds may have been
left by the nomination of the candi
date for President in virtue of a com
bination between the elements oppos
ed to Gen. Grant ought to be healed
by the nomination for Vice-President
of that stalwart and steadfast Grant
suppcrter Chester A. Arthur. The
Times has had frequent occasion to
sustain the integrity and ability of
Gen. Arthur as a public servant, and
to indorse the plicy adopted by him
as a political manager. It has recog
nized in him a man eminently worthv
of a wider sphere for his abilities, and
a more elevated platform for the dis
play of certain sterling qualities of
head and of heart which have made
him both respected and beloved. What
ever Republican enthusiasm may be
backing in this State for the first name
on the ticket will be awakened by the
second, and the workers of the part?,
equally with the more critical class
among its voters, will find in the tick
et nominated at Chicago a stimulus to
effort and a harbirifpr nf vitrrw.
LIVES OF THE CANDIDATES.
Gen. James Abram Garfield.
Major-Gen. James Abram Garfield,
who was called to lead the Republican
Party in the coming national campaign
is a man who may. truly be said to
have carved his own pathway, unaid
ed and aloue, frem the lowest rank in
life to the proudnst position to which
an American citizen can aspire. He is
not yet 43 years of age, and more thaa
halt of his life was spent in a coura
geous struggle to gain an education,
with poverty contesting his advance
men by inch. He is another striking
example of the tendency of this He
public to seek for her rulers among
those who come fie in the most hum
ble classes of her citizens, and to hon
or those who have deserved honors by
a noble bearing in the battle of life.
Gen. James A. Garfield was bern 111
the village of Orange, Cuyahoga Co.,
Ohio, about 12 miles from Cleveianu,
Nov. 19, 1831. His parents were both
of New England extraction. His lata
er Abraham Garfield, was born in Ot
sego Ceunty, N. Y., but his family had
lived in Massachusetts for generations
His mother's maiden name was Eliza
Balleu. and she was a niece of the
Rev. I loses, Balleu, a noted Universal
is! clergyman of New Hampshire, in
which btate she was bern. James was
the youngest of four sons, and his fath
er died in 1833. when the futire Gen
eral was scarcely 2 year old, leaving
his children dependent solely on their
mother. Mrs. Garfield was a woman
of remarkable business qualities, and
it is from her that James-inherited
his persevering nature.
During the Summer months he toil
ed early and late on his mother's farm,
and the winter days he passed at his
carpenter's bench, doing such little
jobs of simple workmanship as the
neighbors required. There was a vil
lage school, so-called, in Orange, where
the citizens met on wihter eveniug3 to
read and discuss the books which they
possessed, and this yung Garfield at
tended, picking up such lmtorunation
as he could in the capacity of a listen
er. In his seventeenth year he deter
mined to become a canal-man, and se
cured a position as driver of one of
the boats. His care and attention to
his humble business attracted the at
tention uf his superiors, and he was
soon promoted to the mere dignified
post of holding the tiller of the boat.
He continued in this business, saving
what little of his earnings he could, for
about 18 months, until the Fall of
1848, when he determined to advance
a step, and ship as a sailor on the lakes.
At this time, however, an attack of
fever and ague prevented his execut
ing his plans, and drove hhn back to
his mother's house an invalid.
After his recovery his mother per
suaded him to continue his studies and
he accordingly attended the Geanga
In 1831 he left the academy and
went to the Hiram Eclectic Institute,
where he continued to prosecute his
In 1824, Mr. Garfield, then a man of
23 years, concluded that he knew
enough to pass examination for admis
sion to college, and the only drawback
in the way now was the money to pay
fer his course. During his fivo years
of study and work, he had established
a fund for this purpose, but with all
his industry and economy, he had not
been able to accumulate the necessary
sum by several hundred dollars. A
gentleman agreed to advance him the
money, taking as security a life insur
ance policy, which the young man, be
ing healthy and robust found no diffi
culty in securing.
Garfield was now 23 years of age,
and had, as the result of Lis 20 years'
labor, a collegiate education, hisclothes,
his boons, his diploma and a debt of
In 1857, while Professor ef Latin
and Greek at the Eclectic institute, Mr.
Garfield wa3 married to Miss Lucretia
Rudolph, the daughter ef a farmer liv
ing near Hiram, whose acquaintance
he had made while studying at the
academy, where she was pupil. The
marriage was one purely of love, and
much of the husband's prosperity in
life has been due to the quiet influ
ence of the wife.
He was appointed Celonel of the
Porty second Ohio Regiment by Gov.
Dennison, Aug. 14, 18G1, but it was
not until Dec. 14 that orders for the
field were received. The regiment
was then sent to Catlettsbarg, Ky.,and
Col. Garfield was ordered to report to
Gen. Buell in person. That officer as
signed him to the command of the
Seventeenth Brigade, aud ordered him
to drive the rebel forces under Hum
phrey Marshall out of the Sandy Val
ley, in eastern Kentucky. Gen. Buell
was preparing to advance on the rebel
position at Bowling Green, but until
Marshall had been driven back, such
an advance would be perilous, if not
actually impossible. The untried Col
onel of the raw Forty, second Ohio un
dertook this task, and on his success
the whole army of the department de
pended. Marshall had under his com
mand nearly 5,000 men, aad to attack
him Col. Garfield had four regiments
of infantry and eight companies of
cavalry. The rebels were stationed at
the Village of Paintville, CO nailes up
the Sandy Valley, but Marshall, hear
ing of the advance of Garfield, fell
back to Prestonburg. leaving a small
body of cavalry near his old position
to protect his trains. 0 the 9th of
January, 18C2, Col. Garfield advanced
on Marshall's new position, and his
troops were rapidly pushing forward
in the fast gathering darkness, when
Marshall abandoned his position, fired
his camp equipage and stores, and be
gan a retreat which was not ended un
til he had reached Abiugton, Va.
His last conspicuous military ser
vice was at the battle of Chickamauga,
Sept. 19 and 20. 18G3, and for his biav
ery and Generalship in that eugage
ment he was promoted to the rank of
December 5, 18(53. he entered upon
the duties of a statesman's life. In
Cougress lie at once took a high rank,
and from his admission to the House
of Representatives t the present time
he has been an active, energetic, hard
worker. He first served on the Com
mittteeon Military Affairs, where, by
activity, industry, and familiarity
wilh the wants of the Army, he did as
signal service as he could have done
in the field. He soon became known
as a powerful speaker, remarkably
ready, and always effective in debate,
while in the committees he proved
himself an invaluable worker. His
party re-nominating him by acclama
tion on the expiration of his term, and
n his return to the House he was
given a leading place on its leading
committee, 011 Ways and Means. Here
fee soon rose to gieat influence.
Two years later,, when James G.
Blaine went to the Senate. Gen. .Gar
field became by common cousent the
Republican leader in the House, a po
sition which he has maintained ever
since. In January last he was elected
te the Senate to fill the seat of Allen
G. Thurman. who retires on the 4th of
next March. He received the unani
mous vote of the Republican caucus
for this position, an honor never con
ferred before on aay man by any par
ty in the State of Ohio.
In appearance, uea. uarneiu is very
commanding and impressive. He
stands 6 feet high, and is broad-should
ered and stronerlv built. His head is
unusually large, and his forehead re
markably high. He wears light-brown
hair and beard, and ha3 light blue eyes.
a Drominent nose and full cheeks. He
usually wears a slouch hat, and always
dresses plainly. He is temperate in
all things except brain work.
GEN. CHESTER A. ARTHCR.
fin. Chester A. Arthur was born in
Franklin County, Vt., Oct. 5, 1830. He
is the oldest of a family of two sons
and five daughters. His father was the
Rev. Dr. William Arthur, a Baptist
clergyman, who emigrated to this
country from the County Antrim, Ire-
laud, in his eighteenth year, ana aiea
Oct. 27, 1875. in Newtonville, near Al
Gen. Arthur was educated at Union
College, and was graduated in Class
of '49. After leaving College he taught
a country school during two years in
Veimont, and then, having managed
by rigid economy to save about S500,
he started for New York City and en
tered the law office of ex-Judge E. D
Culver as a student. After being ad
mitted to the Bar, he formed a part
nership with his intimate friend and
room-mate, Henry D. Gardiner, with
the intention of practicing in the west,
and for three months they roamed
about in the western States in search
of an eligible site, but in the end re
turned to New York City, where they
hung out their joint shingle, and en
tered upoa a successful career almost
from the start. Gen. Arthur soon af
terward married the daughterof Lieut
Gen. Arthur was a delegate to the
Convention at Saratoga that founded
the Republican party. Previous te the
outbreak of the war he was Judge Ad
voeate of the Second Brigade of State
Militia, and Gov. Edwin D. Morgan,
soon after his inauguration, selected
him to fill the pesition of Engineer-in-Chief
of his staff. In 18G1 he held the
post of Inspector-General, aad soon af
terward was advanced to that of
Quaitermaster-General, which he held
until the expiration of Morgan's term
of office. No higher encomium caa be
passed upon him than the mention ef
the iact that, although the war ac
count af the State of New York was
at least ten times larger than that of
any other State, yet it was the first au
dited and allowed in ashington, and
without the deduction of a single dol
lar, while the Quartermasters accounts
from other States were reduced from
SI, 000,000 to SI 0,000,000.
At the expiration of Gov. Morgan's
term Gen. Ar'hur returned to his law
practice. Business of the most lucra
tive character poured in upon him, and
the firm of Arthur and Gardiner pros
November 20, 1871, President Grant
nominated Gen. Arthur to the vacant
position of collector of the. port of New
York, and four years later, when his
term expired, renominated him, an
honor that had never been shewn to
any previous collector in the history
ef the port. He was removed by Pres
ident Hayes on July 12, 1878, despite
the fact that two special committees
made searching investigation into his
administratien, and both reported
tnemselves unablw to find anything up
on which to base a charge against him.
In their pronunciamentos announcing
the change, both President Hayes and
Secretary Sherman bore official wit
ness to the purity of his acts while in
office. A petition for his retentien was
signed by every Judge of every Court
in the city, by all the prominent mem
bers of the Bar, and by nearly every
importing merchant in the collection
district, but this (Jen. Arthur himself
How (ien. Grant Takes It.
Gen. Grant was a joyful spectator of
the races at Milwaukee. "I!ll bet you
on any horse you please," he laughing
ly remarked to Gen. Phil Sheridan, as
they entered the judge's stand.' Gen.
Grant, say personal friends who were
with him, is not disturbed in the least
by the failure of his friends to secure
him the nomination. He maintains
the same genial equanimity that has
always distinguished him, and display
ed an almost boyish pleasure in the
sport en the track. So far frorc feeling
any chagrin, on his own account, Gen.
Grant was disposed to laugh at the
lfely discomfiture manifested by Mrs
Grant," as indicated by a mischievous
twinkle of the eye, when some expres
sion of impat'ence escaped Mrs. Grant
in conversation about the convention.
The only matter which affected Gen.
Grant in the least was the claim of the
treachery of his old friend, Mr. Wash
burne. Many things which he had
known nothing of were revealed to
him by personal friends, and what had
appeared misty and obscure hitherto
in Mr. Washburne's conduct was now
clearly revealed in the light of subse
quent events. While Gen. Grant did
not have much to s iy regarding Mr.
Washburne, the revelations made of
that gentleman's course had evidently
a depressing effect upon the General,
whose strongest feelings were lacerat
ed by the charges.
His love of friends, however, found
vent in seeing and shaking hands with
thousands of old soldiers, now engaged
in tilling farms or other occupations,
who had shared with him the dangers
of the tented field.
Gen. Grant also took occasion to
write to Senator Conkling, thanking
him and his associates for standing by
him with such steadfast devotion du
ring the contest in the convention, and
expressing a wish for the success of
It may be added that Gen. Grant,
while not so poor as many friends have
feared, nor rolling in millions, as re
presented by his enemies, derives a
comfortable income of about $9,000 a
year from his horses and stocks. His
future plans have not yet been decid
ed upon. Chicago News.
To the Democratic Convention.
The C. B. & Q. R. R. offer round trip
tickets to Cincinnati from EastPlatts-
mouth for $20.50.
The Greenback Convention.
Special Telegram to the Omaha News.
Chicago, June 11. At midnight the
socialists went oat of the convention
in a body in high dudgeon, because the
others proceeded to nominate candi
dates without any action upon their
plank for free land, air and water.
The remainder of the night was con
sumed in making nominations and
seconding them. All declined except
The first ballot stood : Weaver 224,
Wright 126, Dillaye 119. Butler 85,
Chase 89, Campbell 21, Allis 31. On
the second ballot a large break for
Weaver took place, and his nomination
Was made unanimous. Gen. Chambers
and Gen. West were the nominees for
vice-president. The first ballot result
ed: Chambers 450, West 250. Cham
bers' nomination was made unanimous.
In the meantime the socialists return
ed with a memorial and were welcom
ed back. The plank was adopted. Wea
ver made a speech and the usual reso
lutions of thanks were adopted. At 7
a. m. they adjourned sine die. All are
happy, greenbackers, socialists, anti
Chinese and female suffragists having
THE GREENBACK CANDIDATES.
James B. Weaver, of Iowa, was boin
in Dayton. Obi. June 17, 1833. He
graduated from the Cincinnati Iw
Schawl in 1856, and soon after opea
an office in Bloomfield, Iowa.
At the breaking out of the war he
enlisted and was commissioned First
Lieutenant of Co. G,2d Iowa Infantry,
in April, 1861.
He was commissioned Major ef the
regiment on the 3d of. October, 1862,
aud promoted te the Colonelcy by the
unanimous vote of the officers on the
12tu of the same month, the Celenel
and Lieut. Colonel Laving been killed
at the battle of Corinth.
On March 13th, 1864, he was brevet
ed Brigadier-Geneial of volunteers for
gallant conduct on the field of battle
He was elected District Attorney of
the 2d Judicial District of Iowa in "66,
and was the following year appointed
United States Assessor of Internal
Revenue for the 1st District of Iowa,
which office he held over six years, or
until it was abolished by law.
In 1877 Mr. Weaver announced hipp-
self a National in politics, and sup
ported D. P. Stubbs, candidate for Gov
erncr of Iowa on the National ticket.
Previous to this time he had been an
active Republican, and his union with
the Greenback party created a commo
tion among his political friends.
The Republicans put forward ex-At
toruey-General Cutts as champion of
the hard-money-doctrines, with orders
te discuss finance with Gen. Weaver.
They met at Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, and
DesMoines, and held protracted de
bates, which resulted, it is said, 1 fa
vor of Gen. Weaver. This brought a
large following te the Greenback cause.
Gen. Weaver was nominated for
Congress in the 6th Iowa District in
May, 1878, and elected by 2,15 votes.
overcoming a former Republican ma
jerity of 4.000. In Congress he advo
cated the Greenback cause with ener
gy and talent.
He is the author of the bill known
as "the Seldier bill," providing that
soldiers be paid the deficiency between
greenback and gold values. His sup
port of this measure has won for him
hosts of friends thronghout the Union.
Personally the General is very gen
ial and very accessible tf all. He is ex
ceptionally strong in debate, and a very
GEN. B. J. CHAMBERS.
Benjamin J. Chambers, the Green
back candidate for Vice-President of
the United States, was born in Mont
gomery Ceunty, Ky., Dec. 5, 1817, mak
ing him thus 62 years of age. At the
age ef 20 he volunteered in the army
of Texas, which State was then strug
gling to free herself from her Mexican
He was a delegate to the Greenback
Convention held in Chicago, March 4,
1879. and last year was candidate for
the Legislature from his district. Al
though defeated, he made a gallant
run. His residence is Clebourne," John
son County, Texas,
The New York Times,
A Number one Republican paper. Its
weekly will be sent as follows:
In order to place The Times within
the reach of the greatest possible num
ber of readers during the ca.npa.ign, the
Weekly edition will be sent for the next
six months to mail subscribers in any
portion of the United States, either
singly or in clubs, for Fifty Cents
1 8 80.
Fourth of Jnly Celebration.
South Bend, Neb., June 12, 1880.
At a meeting of the citizens of South
Bend, held at the office of W. L, Wells
the following arrangements were made
for a celebration of the coming Fourth
The meeting was called to rder by
Mr. C. H. Dill, who called Mr. Win.
Kirk to the chair, aud on motion Wra.
L. Wells was elected Secretary. A vote
was taken upon the time of holding
said celebration, which resulted in fa
vor of Saturday, the 3d.
On motion, Mr. B. W. Briggs was
elected President. Mr. G. A. Hay, treas
urer, and W. L. Wells, secretary. On
motion, W. L. Wells was elected Mar
shal of the day, and David McCaig, II.
Leffler, T. H. Overton and Jas. Craw
ford Assistant Marshals; and the mar
shal was authorized to appoint any
other assistants that lie may deem ne
On motion the following committee
on arrangements was appointed: Jas.
Crawford (chia'n), C. II. Dill, Claus
Breckenfield, S. Ahlstrand, C. II. Pink-
Committee, of 5, to-wit: Chas. Fel-
som, T. W. Fonntaiu, T. J. Fountain,
W. D. Hill and G. D. Mattison, were
selected on preparation of ground.
On motion, Miss Withrow, Mrs. G.
H. McCain, Mrs. C. II. Pinkliam, Mr.
Rood aud Mr. G. II. McCain were ap
pointed a committee on vocal and in
strumental music; and Wm. McAfee,
C. II. Dill and Claus Breckenfield were
selected a committee on brass band.
C. H. Pinkham, S. M. Iloyt, John Q.
Lansing. Wm. Kirk and II. J. Streight
were appointed a committee on print
ing and speakers.
Committee en programme: A S Camp
bell (ch'u), Chailes Hay, Claus Breck
enfield, Wm. J. Manley and J. C. Don
achy. On motion it was decided to have
the grounds located within the limits
of the town.
The following committee on games
was selected; Sam Long, T A Streight
and James Crawford.
On motion, the committee of ar
rangements was authorized to procure
fire-works, and see to the discharge of
the same, provided the necessary funds
are raised to justify the same.
On motion, the secretary was in
structed to have the proceedings of
this meeting published in the several
papers circulated in the County,
Wm. L. Wells, Secy.
Weeping Water Notes.
Ed. Herald: Several more nice
rains have come to cheer us since my
last, prospects are brighter and every
body feels happy now.
Such geutle rains as we have had of
late, have made all manner of crops
grow, and C. Brush was made supreme
ly happy en that account, it is a fine
9 or 10 pound boy.
Meeting held here last night decided
to have a graud 4th of July celebra
tion at this place. Committees, &c,
were appointed and the day decided on
was Monday, July 5tb, subject to a
change to Saturday July 3d, should it
be deemed advisable or necessary.
News of any further action in the
matter will be promptly given in my
letter from week to week.
Barnes new store is almost complet
ed and will probably be ready fer the
Miss Ella Thorugate has returned
from Tabor College, Iowa, where she
has been attending of late.
Mr. P. Thorp, who has had quite a
sick spell lately, is much better, and
able to be areund again.
Will write again next week.
Reek Bluffs Notes.
You needn't begin to think, because
we have not written from here fer
some time, that Rock Bluffs is dead.
It is far from it. Only last Sunday we
witnessed a fight down at the river
which, although not very honorable,
made things lively for a while.
The river is on a rise at this place at
present; still a very large rise is not
expected. The Case boys and John
Lambert returned from the North last
week. They went about 350 miles, and
their opinion of the country is not
very favorable. Howard Allen has got
him a Garfield hat.
Jas. Walker was down on Monday,
talking politics. Joe Shera has had a
very bad eye for the last few days,
having caught cold in it. Dr. Reynolds
from Virginia, has located in our burg.
That's right. Doc. Now will some one
send us a miller to run eur mill? Doc.
Raincy has been sick a few days; hap
py te say he is on his feet again. We
understand we have a No. 2 Lyen &
Healy Music Co. at Plum Hollow, la.
The treo which formerly held the bird
cage at the tailor shop, was blown
down. Deacon Smith was in from Co
dar Creek Saturday evening.
We understand that Dr. Reed, for
merly a resident of this place, has pur
chased the Peru Herald. The "bawl,'
which wa3 to have been given at Phil
ip Bachelor's last Saturday evening,
was a fizzle, owing to the rain. Miss
Mollie Folden was down visiting Geo,
Hendricks' folks, Monday. Billy Allen
is prepared to blow bottles, bellows,
herns, etc. He is best on the horn; yet
he can blow as hard as any one, after
working a little. Pappy Ileadrix now
drives a wagon instead of Ben McCul-
leugh's buggy, since Ben has hauled it
up to give it a rest.
Mr. A. A. Lacey made a trip through
the West, selling cottonweod sprouts
Since "Limber Jim" bounced the
wrong person some time ago, charging
him with being the author of the let
ters written by "Sam Sliek, Jr.," I will
tell him this time who Sam Slick is.
C. L. Graves,
alias, "Sam Slick, Jr."
Our Temperance Column.
KDITED BY THK WOMAN'S CHHI3TIAH TEM
" For God. aud Home, and Native Land."
The Public Library
Is now kept in the office of Will S.
Wise, and will be open for the loaning
and exchange ef books every Wednes
day and Saturday afternoon, from 1 to
3 o'clock, and on Saturday evenings,
from 7 to 9. 44tf
Old and New.
BY FRANCIS E. WILLIARD.
We read of the cruel Sisera who
came out with countless armies and
nine thousand chariots of iron, aad for
twenty years tried to destroy the hosts
of Israel. But later on we also reai
the song ef Deborah and Barak, of
which the most exultant strain has
these immortal words: "The stars in
their courses fought against Sisera.''
Beloved ce-workers, even 'as in these
glorious days of old, the stars in their
courses fight to-day against the heart
less Sisera of Rum. Beheld them glit
tering overhead in the sky of modern
thought. See the clear star ef politi
cal economy revealing the truth, hard
ly suspected until eur day, that the
liquor traffic is a pirate on the high
seas ef trade, a barnacle upon the ship
of state, since it produces no wealth,
gives no equivalent for value received,
and constantly deteriorates the sour
ces of the world's supply. The star ei
scientific research reveals tie fact that
alcohol is not a food, but is a poison,
and the French Medical Academy, pro
nouncing this verdict, is respectfully
listened to by the French Nation,
which, though it ridicules God's law
in revelation, bows reverently before
His natural laws. The stars of phil
anthropy, r.o less than those of science
fight against this baleful Sisera. Pris
on-reform discovers that seven in every
eight criminals were "not themselves'
when their acts rendered them dan
gerous to society. Guardians of the
insane reflect that the most frequent
and terrific madness is that which al
cohol creates. Poor-masters learn that
five-sevenths of our bread-staffs are
manufactured into beverages whose
use rob the poor of bread. Mission
aries find that scoffing orientals point
to a drunken man and say ; "Look! he
has become a Christian!" and thus,
though their location in the heavens
is different from ours, the stars ef
philanthropy in their brilliant and be
nignant courses fight against the Sise
ra ef rum. Gaze on the swiftly rising
star of woman's blessed opportunity,
and hope. See the mother spirit com
ing into places of power, and determin
ing the legislation against alcohol. Be
held the queens of home at last becom
ing queens indeed, and thauk God for
this latest and most potent of human
allies. But higher than all other stars
shining. yoader in the plentitude of
brightness, pole-star of faith, behold
the Star of Bethlehem and every ray
of its sweet light, which says "Love
worketh no ill to its neighbor," "No
man liveth to himself," "Peace on
earth, good will to men," is a fiery dart
by which the glorious Gospel of our
Lord fights against Sisera.
"With grateful heart, my wanderings o'er,
I'll sine, first in night's diadem.
For ever and IoV evermore.
The Star, the Star of Bethlehem."
Let us, then, be of good courage "as
we turn our gaze toward the serene
and faithful heavens.
We may not reach the higher class
es by any word spoken here. Our best
concerted measures may fall far short
of lighting up their gloom, but in the
blue vault overhead, the stars in their
courses, shining for all, and seen by
every eye, are fighting for us valiantly.
Their blending rays shall be ere long
the fateful lightning of Jehovah,
which shall prove to sad humanity
that God is in bis heaven, and all is
right with the world, and shall blast
into annihilation the blear-eyed Sisera
"Eleven years our daughter suffered
en a bed ef misery under the care ef
several of the beat (and some of the
worst) physicians, who gave her dis
ease various names but no relief, and
now she is restored to us in good health
by as simple a remedy as Hop Bitters,
that we had poohed at for two years.
before using it. We earnest! v nope and
pray that no one else will let their
sick suffer as we did, on account of
prejudice against so good a medicine
as Hop Bitters. The Parents.
17 STOP ORGANS SJeffid&SSftr:
ly $y;.75. New i'lrtuos, $195 to $l,GO0. JdflT-Mid-suiiuner
offer, illustrated, free. Addres Daniel
r. lieatty, Waviuugton. N. J. nu
MONEY FOR MORTGAGES
OS It HAL, ESTATE.
THE C0KBIN BANKING COMPANY,
114 Broadway. New York,
buy Purchase Money Morteaees well secured
upon Country Real Estate at the very best
MALT AND HOPS
THIS INCOMPARABLE NUTRIENT is rich
er in Bone and Muscle Producing Materials
than all other forms it malt or medicine, while
free from the objection urged against malt li
quors. For difficult digestion. Sick Headache,
Consumption, Emaciation. Mental and Physi
cal Exhaustion. Nervousness. Want of Sleep,
Ulcerative Weaknesses vf Females, Exhaus
tion of Nursing Mothers, of the Aged, and of
Delicate Children, malt m lines are the
purest, beet and most economical medicine ev
er compounded, ssoia evervwuere.
1U4 MALT BITTERS CO., Boston. Mas.
MONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In the basement of Merges' Store,
FLATTSMOCTH, . - - NEBRASKA.
One door east of the I. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
XKW 3IOXARC1I TABLES.
Cigars & Temperance Drinks
On hand at the counter.
It is a wide and spacious Hall : plenty of room
lor players ana seats ior visitors.
Ed. Olivkr, P. B. MUBPHY,
Manager. lltf Prop.
again comes to the front with bis large stock
of piece goods, aad iukch his stand
ing offer of x
FIT OR NO CASE OUT!
ou erery suit that he measures for. You can't
. miss the place as you go down street.
Opposite the Court House.
(Sail anb ste pm !
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Maiu street. Corner of Fifth.
PLATTSMOUTn. - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber
t3!! inter it G miner.
ALL KINDS OF
fainting, (graining, (lasin,
Also, Decorations of all kind.
Painted in Good Style.
. FRESCOING A SPECIALTY.
A. B. TAYI.OR,
J. Vaukkt, Sr.,
E. Hkkbneb. 44tf
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general jobbing
I am cow prepared to do all kinds of repairing
01 jiirm anu oiuer macuinery. as mere
is a good lathe in my shop.
PETER RAD EN,
The old Reliable Waon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a
HO. I WORKMAN.
Sew Wagons and Bagrxie made tm
Shop on Sixth street Apposite Streight's Stable
AJf ABSOII TELY PIHBABIICIX.
Warranted to keep picltlm fcr jean.
Thirty we yrars in market.
CoDsnmrr rhould laml upon seeing oar brsod
on iu Uurcls when bujisg.
All Indorse It.
Th Recorder, Aniertcni. Ga., says : "Clerks.
Senators, Representative. Doctors, Lawyer.
Citizens, In public and private life, are testify
lug by the thousands, and over their owa sig
natures, that a remedy has beeu found for
Bright' Disease of the Kidneys and for IMa
betes: these are respectively known as War
ner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure and Warner's
Safe Diabetes Cure." tttl3
Hills -ArcMmeiean Lawn Mower Co.
Of Hartford. Conn.,
MANUFACTURERS OF THE
and CHARTER OAK
These Mowers have become celebrated
throughout the World, where lawns are culti
vated, as being the mot perfect and dcairable
Lawn Mowers ever made. They stand at the
head of the list of Lawn Mowers in the V. S.
andEurope. They contain all the Improvements
that experience in their manufacture can sug
gest; are beautifully finished, thoroughly
made, and do splendid work on evey variety of
Hand Mower Sizes, from 8 to 18 inches.
Penv and Horse Size. 24. 28 and 32 Inches,
send for Circulars. gtio
SOLD BY OUR AGENTS EVERYWHERE.
A. L. MARSHALL,
ibttgs au& tffU&icitus
Chemic-als, Dye Stub's, Toilet Articles,
fc., fcc, -c.
D. M. Ferry's Garden Seeds
NEWSPAPERS. PERIODICALS. BOOKS,
and a large and well-selected assortment of
Confectionery, Nuts. Cigars and Tobaccos.
WEEPING WATER, - NEB
KfllMf III Hpi S
Thousands of Dollars
SAVED TO THE PEOPLE OF CASS COUNTY AND V AC I NIT T.
See Great Reduction in Prices :
20 yards good print for $1 00 10 yards standard print for . . ..91 00
Good yard wide muslin "He
The Best! The Cheapest Line of Dress Goods,
OUR STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES IS COMPLETE, AND AT
PRICES TO BE MET ANYWHERE.
Clothing, Clothing, Clothing !
A good Cassimere suit for 65 00. Cost anywhere else $8 00.
See Our Line Before Going Elsewhere.
THE LARGEST, BEST AND CHEAPEST STOCK OF MENS' AND
HOYS' HATS, FROM 35c UP.
11 lbs light brown sugar 81 00
10 - "A" sugar 1 00
12 - Prunes 1 00
13 " Currants 1 00
v hit liussian
and a full line of fancy groceries lower than any house west of ChicMg.
IF TU El M ETT UT ME !
A LARGE & FULL LINE AT CHICAGO PRICES; WARRANTED
Ilemeraber our fair and square way of doing business.
Money Positively Refunded-
SEE THE LARGE FUrilitlU'e Slll ! FOOT MAIN ST.
I.IIAIIN. ) -
CHAS. POWELL. Salesmen. I. KALISKV.
T. W. SIIRYOCK,
The Old Reliable f
GREATER BARGAINS THAN EVER.
We show the largest and best selected stock of
BDry (Koods. ISat
Ji: III a I al , fll 1 f 1 f bOOa&5
ISoots Shoes, late, (Caps,
aud Millinery &ood&,
WE ARE GIVING
Real Genuine Barqains!
This Season in every department.
Wc will HDuplicate and ILM&-
count all Jrnce JListts
toy JL8 per cent.
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make your Purchases.
1 :n i. 1 '
uxiu. juu win
J I 1 rA i 3
Wn Tmmmmmmri I 91$
SIGN, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
Shop over the lirick Block next tc
PLATTSMOUTH. 41y NEB.
J. E. Cunningham,
HOUSE PAINTER I
AND ORN AM ENTER.
Paper If nufflngr, liulMoualnlur,
draining and Glaxlnr,
A specialty. Al a first class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
Would say to the people of IlatUmouta,
that t luiiy
W AMI AST ALL COS Til ACTS.
A share of the patronage is nollcited. Orders
will receive prompt attention,
j 481U6 J. E. CUNNINGHAM.
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL
First cU.i lodging Rooms.
First Class Boarding.
Good Sample Ruoui
Ever) thing and every comfort
A Good Hotel canFurni.lj
Also, Good Wines, Good Beer, Good Llquers,
Good Lemonade. Good Cigars,
Kept at the Cit Hotel.
ly FRED. GOOS. Proprietor.
s at the
6 lbs good coffee 81 00
Good tobacco 40
3 cans 3-lb peaches 50
10 lbs crackers, the best ... 1 00
OK 2DS REPRESENTED.