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PLATTSMOUTH, AUG. 5, 1880.
ican Ticket !
JAMES A. GARFIELD,
CHESTER A. ARTHUR,
Of New York.
Republican District Ceo. Committee.
- Nebraska City, Neb.. J
August 4th, 1880. $
The District Republican Central
Committee of the 2d Judicial District
will meet at the Commercial Hotel
Farlors, Lincoln, at 7 o'clock, p. m.
August 9lh, A. D. 1SS0. By order of
C. W. SEYMOUR,
E. 1'. IIOL3IES, Chairman.
Central Committee Meeting.
The Republican Central Committee
of Cass County is called to meet on
Monday, August 9th, 18S0,
AT EIGHT MILE GROVE,
at 1 :30 p. m., sharp, to designate the
time and place of holding the County
Convention (or Conventions), and to
transact such other business as may
legally come befare it.
II. M. Bushnll, O. S. Smith, M. B.
Murphy, L. C. Stiles Plattsmouth.
S. I4. Thomas Piattsmouth Treeinet.
Wm. Llojd Rock Bluffs
Samuel Cauuon Liberty
J. 11. Becker Eight Mile Grove"
James Hall Ml. Pleasant
J. W. Cox Avoca "
J. T. A. Hoover Louisville "
I. N. Woodford Center
D. C. Fleming Weeping Water "
H. J. Streight South Bend
Jos. McCaig Elmwood "
G. W. Hilton Stove Creek
A. A. Laverty Tipton
Isaac Tolland Greenwood
E. J. Mathias Salt Creek
GEO. S. SMITH,
Chn Rep. Central Com.
II. M. BrsnNELL Sec'v,
Central Committee meets at Eight
Mile Grove, next Monday..
Grand Rally, to morrow night, at
Plattsmouth. All turn out !
The Republican State Convention
meets at Lincoln, September first, and
Cass Co., has ten Delegates.
THE St. Louis Globe-Democrat says
Gen. HancocK's lettei is simply a Dem
ocrat caucus resolution on dress parade
The cities f Nebraska now rank in
population, Omaha. Lincoln, Nebraska
City, Plattsmouth, with 4,000 and up
wards. The Lincoln papers are getting quite
lively. The Leidtke matter, and the
Bank back room, and Cobb, and Han
cock, and Eaton All up with lively
Billy Paxton is really going to re
build the Grand Central at Omaha, it
seems, and call it the Paxton House.
You'll hare one guest when it's done,
anyway, play or pay, Billy !
We acknowledge the receipt of a
complimentary ticket to the State Fair
for self, wife, horse and vehicle.
Thanks, Major ! Say.s'pose we come
in an ox-cart, or on a bicycle I How
Mrs. II. C. Brittevbesder, who
has for some time had charge of the
Osceela Record now retires in favor of
Mr. II. C. Bittenbender and Mr. E. B.
Brown. The change she says is
brought about by tho desire to follow
a chosen profession, much more con
genial to her taste.
Paul Rotteu lies in a critical con
dition and is not expected to live. He
went to bed in his dugout on his claim
one night last week, where, it is sup
posed, he was bitten by a snake , or
some poisoneus insect. II was there
alone for a day er two, when a neigh
bor found him and brought him to Mr.
Schuh's, since when he has been deli
rious, and is now unconscious. Ex.
Tn military has been called out in
Alabama to prevent the negroes freta
lynching the masked men who pura
meled negro Thompson and murdered
his daughter the other night. Does
Alabama forget that the military
should be subordinate to the civil pow
What business has the "trupes" ut
in a Democratic State? Hancock don't
believe in it; he says so in his letter.
The Republican party proposes to
hold a monster mass meeeting In New
York City soon. Gen Grant is to pre
side, and Senator Conkling will make
the speech f the eccasion and the
campaign, backed bv Logan and a hst
of others some of whom have been
called disaffected that can make the
welkin ring with good old Republican
wisdom. We're going to win this cam
paign, we tell you.
Again the Benders have turned up,
and this time it looks as if they were
the genuine Benders, arid no mistake.
Sheriff Grezg, of Dodge County, cnn
tured them aear Fremont, where they
are now in jail await in:, i-l 1 Hi: "ii
There are l parties. vlj u; id ;i:U
an old woman, !:fpop-d to be 'ii man
Bender nu' li.- wife. JVtisi and Kate,
the son and dug;ittr, liuve not yet
been captured, but axe reported to be
not far diatiiit, traveling in a w.-igu.
and diliei:t se-ircb is kejit u; fr
them. The pat ! an ;1 i 1-.";;). i.,t.
were afoot. The woman cuntt sacs everything.
A Lincoln Large.
The Auditor of State, Mr. Leidtke,
has been depositing tho fees received
from examination of Insurance ' com
panies' standing, &C-. to his own ac
count. The Governor hearing of it request
ed him to turn them over to the State.
Mr. Auditor replied that he thought
under the Constitution he wa3 enti
tled to these fees and should keep
them until the Supreme Curt ordered
him to give them up. The Governor
then ordered the Attorney General to
commence suit at once for the recov
ery of these fees.
The Journal calls it a difference of
opinion ; the Globe a steal.
.The fees from other sources return
ed by Auditoi Leidtke to the Treasur
er of State, amount to $1,103, from
January 9, 1879 to August 1, 1880, and
the disputed fees from Insurance busi
ness in the same time is 37,493. It is
plain and clear that the Constitution
did not contemplate that the Auditor
shnuld keep this large amount, and it
is strange to u? that he should for a
moment so consider.
If the Court allows this proceeding.
Auditor Weston can come in for some
6,000 of the same kind of fees, which
he returned to the Treasurer during
his term as Auditor.
There is no quarrel between the
Governor and the Auditor and there
need he none. Gov. Nance is doing his
duty; Auditor Leidtke evidently
thinks he has the right to keep those
fees; we, the people think differently
and he ought to have known that; but
to characterize it as a "steal" and tele
graph all over the country that there
is another "defalcation" of State offi
cers is a shame and a disgrace to those
who have no better sense than to aid
and foster such scandals against the
State of Nebraska constantly ; we have
had enough of that.
Whatever may be the opinion of Mr.
Leidtke's endeavor to grasp these fees
under the law, and hewever it may af
fect his future political career, there
is no steal and no defalcation, because
a theft is something secret, something
denied. The Auditor made no secret
of those fees, never denied receiving
them; but at once furnished an item
ized account of the same, with the
statement that he believed they be
longed to him, or, at least, that he
could and meant to claim them under
the law. There is no defalcation, be
cause if he has spent the money and
cannot replace the funds, should the
Court deeide he must, his bondsmen
will have to, and unless gross negli
gence in selecting these has been dis
played, the State cannot lose a cent.
These are the facts, and it is id!e to
distort them for personal or party pur
poses. On the propriety of the Audit
or's course the people will determine
We stated some time ago that we
wanted to see Cass County run herself
this fall, and gave notice that we
meant to try to have her, if possiole.
We feel just that way yet. It has been
said by some irreverent though tole
rably observant wag that the Cass Co.
eagle generally appeared perched with
one ciaw in Otoe, one in Douglas, the
beak in Lancaster, and only the tail
feathers drooping sorrowfully over
poor old Cass. This has indeed been
too true, and we want to see men sent
to the State Convention and to the
Legislature this time that have sand
enough and brains enough to run our
own machine for U. S. Senator and on
every other important question, with
out dictation from abroad, and we will
not support any other kind of candi
dates, if we know it.
We want to support men, too, that
will help elect a U. S. Senator who
owns himself, and will be an honor to
the Republican party, and not the mere
mouthpiece of a clique at Lincoln or
Omaha, or the agent of any corpora
tion or faction, but an honest agent
for the State, the whole State, for the
people, the whole people, and not i
part of the peopl.
This idea that when a U. S. Senator
is elected he belongs only to a little
faction who may have happened to
vote for him or to the man that hap
pened to shout his name first in Cau
cus or Legislature is about played out.
It has cursed the Republican party
long enough and ought to damn any
party forever that commits such in
justice. This kind of man and these
kind of Legislators will not receive
our hearty, honest support and we
hope not of the honest voters of Cass.
Instead of a three cornered Repub
lican fight in Nemaha, they are going
to have a right angle triangle this time,
that is to say, the Hen. Wm. Daily
will be a candidate for State Senator,
and he is a right angle always. Tom
Majors will form the base for Daily's
operations, and Church Howe and the
Democratic Independents, or the "oth
er fellows," will toss up for the hypo
thenuse, John L. Carson and a good
Republican majority will form the
ether side of the triangle'
It's out of our bailiwick", but we
would remind friend Howe that he
was an ardent Blaine man, and one of
their prime legends was, "No third
term I" also, "Down with the bosses 1"
Guess he'd better step aside this time
and let the boys have their way.
Dr. Tanner still holds his own, al
though growing daily weaker, his
stomach refusing to retain most of the
water he driaks. As his fast closes
Saturday at noon, he will doubtless be
J alt'e to carry it through; but the point
' yf d:Mi.-:'ty jwim to he whether the
! sMmach w'ii b( aMn to tisrsi- the
! :vnri.-!u;!eni. then lakon, ::s t!-- fre
: uiieut iet--iiig a:xl vomiting of lu
j cv.os indicate a very bad state of that
' organ. Should that be accomplished he
; will have slitl another 'trial of will
! puw rr i-.i r'-slsii M t U: enivkigs of ap
p. 11 ( when it is aaiu aroused; for.to
us a vigorous but not eiegant phrase,
I "he will tn hollow clear Co bis toes."
- The Republican State Central Com
mittee met at Lincoln last week and
set the Convention for September 1st.
In our judgment it makes too long a
Campaign, necessitating two Conven
tions in many Counties, or else a long
er campaign on County Candidates
than has generally been the custom.
We think the" Committee under
somebody's dictation it seemed to us,
dismissed too summarily the motion
to embody in the call a vote for U. S.
Senator as contemplated by the Con
stitution and the Statute. It seemed to
be contemptuously considered by many,
which to say the least is not compli
mentary to the Convention that pass
ed the clause, nor the Legislature that
saw fit to endeavour to enforce it by
But a few years ago we had an al
most Universal demand from "reform
ers," and theoretical politicians, at
least that purity of Legislatures and
the good of the people demanded the
election of U. S. Senators by the peo
ple. In obedience to this supposed de
mand of the people, a Constitutional
Convention of both parties in solemn
conclave assembled and in spite of
considerable protest from outside in
corporated In the organic law of the
State the provision allowing a vote
for U. S. Senator to be expressed.
The Legislature (of both parties) fol
lowing the same reasoning and sup
posed to indicate the wish of the peo
ple, trumped the trick and backed the
C. C. up by appropriate legislation.
The first time the people have a chance
to test this, a mere committee of a par
ty organization, coolly says, the law is
a nuisance, it is inoperative, can't do
any good, and we'll ignore it entirely ;
or let the Convention attend to it.' It
seems to us. Gentlemen, with all due
respect that the proper course would
have been for the Committee to em
body the voting for U. S. Senator in
the call and then let the Convention
supposed to represent the people when
elected act as it saw fit.
Every one knows that voting for a
Senator does not elect him, but the
law says we 'shall by ballot, express
(our) preference for some person for the
office of U. S. Senator," and the votes
be canvassed and returned as other
votes are, (page 242, Sec. 9, laws 1879.)
Twenty days previous to an Elec
tion the Clerk shall make out and de
liver to the Sheriff notices of Election
and Sec. 12 provides for the form
of such notice and it shall contain the
titles of the Candidates to be voted
for as "Governor," all State Officers
"and other officers to be balloted
for." Suppose the Clerk or Commis
sioners choose to embody U. S. Sena,
tor inAheir call, in fact are they not
obliged to, and if so shall we not vote
even if politicians and some Editors
declare it a foolish, silly and inopera
The best wav to prove that and ex
punge it from the Statutes is to try it,
and get enough of it.
We do not blame the Committee for
not embodying it in their call (as the
Convention can act on it any way, or
the people without either Committee
or Convention) but for the manner in
which it was treated as if the express
ed will of two legally elected bodies in
this State was of no account and void.
However we can stand it. if the Con.
Con. and Legislature can.
Lot Brown is mad. Says the enum
erators in Nebraska City hadn't good
sense, couldn't spell beans, were blind
in one eye and deaf in the other, one
legged and crippled, and couldn't write
Dutch and Scandinavian names, and
so left them off the Census roll rather
than display their ignorance of the
Celtic tongue. Go it, Lot ! You wasn't
sharp, though. We didn't count the
bridge men, -honest Injun," Lot, nor
go over in Iowa; but we did hire seven
interpreters to go along witli Fairfield
and square up the names, hold the ba
bies while he enumerated 'em, and run
in the scattering and hire them with
lemon drops t stand still till he count
ed 'em. That's all'we did. It's an hon
est count, for George wouldn't swear
to a lie for fifty Bohemians. No, sir 1
Fact is, Lot, you don't know all the
ways by which we havo been increas
ing the population up here in the last
few years, while yuu lay still down
We are asked why we don't give the
facts in full about Gen. Garfield's con
nection with the Credit Mobilier, and
DeGolyer contracts. Because, many of
our readers get the large dailies or city
weeklies, in which the whole charge
has been treated over and over, and
shewn to be false in warp, woof and
thread; and mainly,' because if we
were to take a column or two to d
fend our candidate, now. it would on
ly be to do over in three weeks. It is
too early; we want to get all the oppo
sition powder burned out, and then
we'll charge to their utter demoraliza
tion. The Rosewater "Republican" fight
still continues in Omaha. The Repub
lican claims Rosy has got the prima
ries fixed, and Rosey says the Republi
can outfit ain't Republicans to hurt,
anyway; and so sh goes in old Doug
las. Meanwhile the Democrats, with
one good newspaper for their side to
lead and advise, are ready and willing
and anxious to take the contract of
electing the next legislature, and may
Gil the bill possibly.
A Useful Book.
We ar in receipt from the publisher
of a neat little volume, entitled A
Manual of the German Language,
which has so much to commend it
that there ought to be no question as
tc its favorable reception. It is a mod
el of conciseness and of clearness of
expression, and entirely free of the us
ual rigmarole of foreign grammars.
In it, the principles of the German
language are represented in a simple,
plain way, peculiarly adapted to the
wai.ts of the American student, and
a!J persens interested in the study of
that tongue will be sure to welcome
it as a valuable aid. It may be had
by addressing A. Knoflach, 228 Post
Street, San Francisco, California.
Price, 75 cents.
Let Us Sec!
July 30th Gen. Hancock gives us his
letter of acceptance. It is not long. It
does not need to be; there is not much
in it. But he says this among other
The 13th, 14th and 15th amend
ments to the Constitution of the Unit
ed States, embodying the results of the
war for the Union, are inviolable."
He may think this, believe it, mean,
now, to enforce these laws. Le. us see
what they contain, however, and what
the record of the party before him, be
hind him, around him, really has been
and is on these points:
"No amendment of the Constitution
proposed as this (the 14th) hits been,
and adopted as it must be, if at all, can
ever be held to be valid by a firm and
upright Judiciary." Alexander II. Ste
vens, in 18G7.
"It was violently injected into the
bowels of the Constitution." Jeremi
ah S. Black, in 1880.
No sensible citizen can doubt that
any amendment of which conspicuous
Democrats, like Stevens and Black,
speak in this manner, will ever be
respected" by them if they should get
into position where their " opinions
could be made availing against it.
What does that amendment contain?
The amendments were to be enforc
ed by appropriate legislation, and in
pursuance thereof Congress from time
to time did legislate as follows:
"The validity of the public debt f
the United States, authorized by law,
including debts incurred for payment
of pensions and bounties, for services
in suppressing insurrection and rebel
lion, shall not be questioned."
We warn soldiers that the bulwark
of their pensions and bounties is this
14th amendment, with its legislation.
If the Supreme Court of the United
States should be revised(?j by a Dem
ocrat ic Congress and Presiden t and they
should pronounce it unconstitionally
adopted, with it would perish those
pensions and bounties.
Any bill, too, which might be passed
by Congress, in the event of its being
Republican, for appropriating money
to such purposes, may be vetoed by a
Democratic President who shares Ste
phens' and Black's opinions.
It must also be remembered that
Black, who has already assisted Han
cock in his labors of statesmanship,
will exercise over that inexperienced
person, should he become President, a
But the 14th amendment backs an
other important provision:
"But neither the United States, nor
any State, shall assume or pay any debt
er obligation incurred in aid of insur
rection or rebellion against the United
States, or any claim for the 1 ss or
emancipation of any slave; but all
such debts, obligations or claims shall
be held illegal and void."
Only a little more and a litfle later,
and the record is complete:
"We pledge ourselves anew to the
constitutional doctrines and traditions
of the Democratic party, as illustrated
by the teaching and example of a long
line of Democratic statesmen." Cin
cinnati Convention, 1880.
Officers in command often find it
difficult to act wisely and safely when
superiors have different views of the
law. Superior officers of the
army are held to such responsibility,
especially those at or near the head of
it, that it is necessary on such mo
mentous occasions to dare to determ
ine b-r themselves what is lawful and
what is not lawful, under our system."
Hancock's letter to Sherman (just
The counting of the vote next March
and the inauguration of a new Presi
dent will be a "momentous occasion."
Who will vouch that the Blacks, and
Stevenses, and Millers, and Mortons,
and Gen. Hancock may not think the
time has come to "dare" to determine
for themselves what is law under our
The Great Moral Show
Came to Omaha, lots ef Plattsmouth
ians went to see it, and came home as
all crowds do, some pleased, some
growling; perhaps the majority growl
ed, for it'3 so easy to grumble when
the thermometer is up in the nineties.
But why should they grumble? Was
there not room and to spare for all?
Aud wasn't there the tattooed man
with scarcely a spare inch of visible
surface not tinted by the torturing
tattooing process, forming strange de
signs, and a strange looking being al
together? Did they not behold the
largest man iu the world, born in old
Jerusalem, and walking smilingly into
the ring, leading by the hand the
1 us all est lady in th universe, who,
while scarcely as tall as a child of a
year, bore off with all the airs of the
nineteenth century belle the bangs, the
jewels, the train, the laces, theilks,
and what not which are supposed to
be concomitants of that incomprehen
sible being, be she tiny or not; could
they not gaze till they were tired upon
the giraffe, the hippopotamus, the sea
lion, the kangaroo, and the many other
animals never seen only with the
"Great Moral;" could they not admire
the automata, which imitated so ex
actly the humans and animals about
them as to hold a mirror up to nature;
could they not start with terror as the
torriole Zulu, with his shrill war cry.
his feathers, his shield and deadly as
segai, darted by; were there not horses
innumerable, beautiful, and trained to
almost bumau intelligence, to gaze up
on; did not the monkeys chatter and
gibber, the trained oxen waltz, the
half dozen clowns commit all sorts of
unheard of antics, the ladies ride with
most wonderful skili, managing six
burses at once, the tumblers jump and
leap over ' incredible distances; and
last but not least, did not Mademoi
selle Zazel do some perfectly astound
ing wire walking, jump from the ceil
ing of the tent to the net below, and
finally suffer herself to be shot from
the cannon? With all this to behold,
what more cotld mortal desire? We j
think not fiing.
All joking aside, the Great Moral j
Show is really a most wonderful insti- j
tution, and its managers are most oV- j
liginz and active caterers to tbe pub- ;
lie. The performance contains almost ;
none of the objectionable features of:
the ordinary circus, and ttiat'ten ible j
nuisance, the lemonade, candy and ;
peanut nien. is entirely wanting. But !
why need we commend when the best ;
evidence, the crowd of eight or ten
thousand, twice a day, attest the ex
cellence of the Great Moral.
THE GRAND ARMY.
Central City Reunion in September.
UADJUARTEHS BCKOKD POST. NO. 23, 1
JJKP'T F NEBKA8KA, (i. A. V.,
t'ESTKAL CITV, July 20, 1880. )
To Col. James W. Savage, Omaha,
commanding Department: The com
mittee of arrangements appointed at
the Soldiers' Reunion, held at War
ren's Grove, Butler Co- in October,
1879, for the purpose of perfecting ar
rangements for the holding of the Sol
diers' Reunion in Nebraska, 1SS0, un
der the auspices of the Grand Army
of the Republic, respectfully submit
for your approval the following report:
1st. The place selected is near Cen
tral City, Merrick County. The time is
the week in September, commencing
Monday, the 13th. and ending Satur
day, the 18th.
2d. Name of camp, "Buford," and
the comrade selected to command the
same, Gen. Charles F. Mandorsen, of
3d. The camp is located about three
quarters of a mile north-east of Cen
tral City, and about sixty rods north
of the crossing of the U. P. R. R. by
the Republican Valley (B. & M.) R. It.
4th. The section on which the camp
is located has been leased by the com
mittee, thereby giving them entire con
trol thereof for the preservation of or
der, and keeping off the grounds every
5th. With the tents to be provided
by the government under the joint
resolutions ot congress, accommoda
tions will be provided fdr 20,000 peo
ple, while cannon aud other military
equipments suitable for the occasion
have been secured.
6th. Ample dining halls will be
erected, to be conducted under the su
pervision of the committee, where
board can be obtained at da cents per
meal, SI per day, or So for the week ;
while for those who form messes and
come prepared to board themselves,
sutlers' supplies, commissary and quar
termasters stores will be furnished on
7th. Hay for the filling of beds and
the use of the horses of those who
come with their own conveyances will
be free of expense.
8th. Ample grounds iu rear of camp
ot nearly 400 acre3 a mile in length
by about three quarters ot a mile in
width have been secured for parades.
reviews, inspections, sham battles, aud
other military evolutions that may be
desired; also two forts (earth works)
will be constructed on the south and
north oi cans p.
9th. Half-fare rates have been se
cured on all lines of railroads in Ne
braska, Iowa and Illinois, for those
who desire to attend the reunion.
10th. The following prizes are offer
ed, to-wit: S100 to the best aremteur
brass or cernet band, from Nebraska,
that shall attend the reunion 1 day's
attendance only required each band
to select three pieces, and the commit
tee three, viz: "Star Spangled Banner,"
"Mocking Bird," and "Hail Columbia;"
the prize to be awarded to the band
playing the six pieces, so selected, the
best. A stand of colors, to cost not less
than $50, to the best state militia com
pany (uniformed) appearing upon the
ground, to be determined by their drill
and soldierly bearing, instead of num
ber; but not less than a platoon of six
teen file will be considered as a "com
pany. A prize silk banner, to be pre
sented by the ladies of Central City to
the G. A. R. post from Nebraska, hav
ing the largest representation at the
reunion (Merrick County excluded).
11th. A pavilion or tent for speak
ers and holding camp-fires will be
erected, of a capacity of seating 8,000
12th. Among the distinguished per
sons, outside of our own State, who
have promised to certainly be present,
are General (Senator) Logan and lady,
Gen'l Sheridan and a party of friends,
Gen'l Wagner, of Philadelphia, Com
mander in chief of the G. A. It., and
Gen'l Swain, Senior.Vice-Commander
in chief; while through Gov. Nance,
who will be in attendance, invtiations
have been extended to the Governors
of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa. Illit.ois and
Minnesota, who are expected to be
13th. A detailed report of the pro
gramme will be prepared in due time.
All of which is respectfully submitted
P. IIikst, S. J. Alexander
B. P. Cook, G. H. Bush,
F. E. BitowN. A. S. Cole,
O. M. Goldsbcuy. Miles Warren,
John Hammond, J. II. Kynek,
W. II. Webster, Ch'n,
Commanding Buford Post.
C. Hostetter, Adjutant.
.Nebraska Agricultural statistics.
Showing the Comparison of tlie Lead
ing Counties of this State with Re
gard to Grain and Fruit Growth.
From tho grand assessment roll now
being made up by the auditor, we
learn the following statistics concern
ing the relative cultivation of fruit
and grain iu the leading counties of
Adams county has un ler cultivation
57,809 acres of wheat, of corn 31,278
acres, 72,693 fruit trees, and 923,556
Butler county has 38,861 acres of
whtat, 28,988 acres of corn, 20.416 fruit
tiees, and 1,612,502 forest trees.
Cass County has of wheat 32,831
acres, of corn 72,513 acres, 147,680 fruit
trees, and 2,717,416 forest trees.
Clay county. 76,062 acres of wheat,
33,171 acres of corn, 73,915 fruit trees,
and 1,474,163 forest trees.
Dodge county has of wheat 43,712
acres, 44,454 of corn, 28,112 fruit trees,
and 615,238 forest trees.
Fillmore county has 58,352 acres of
wheat, of corn 38,338 acres, 60,067 fruit
trees, and 3.775,758 furest trees.
Hamilton county has 42,216 acres of
wheat, 18,408 acres of corn, 16.018 fruit
trees, 952,343 forest trees.
Hall county, 34,956 acres of wheat.
15,649 acres of corn, 26,581 fruit trees,
and 1,363,82 1 forest trees.
Lancaster county has 40,089 acres of
wheat, 84,179 acres of corn, 142,227
fruit trees, and 2,143,377 forest trees.
Nemaha county has 22,942 acres of
wheat, 57,511 acres of corn, 157,276
fruit trees, and 1,198,766 forest trees.
Otoe county has 25,706 acres wheat,
75,988 acres of corn, 167,370 fruit trees
and 2,166,838 forest trees.
Platte county, 35,362 acies of wheat,
20,553 acres of corn, 11,964 fruit trees.
Polk countv, 28,641 acres of wheat.
22,457 acres of corn, 28,838 fruit trees,
and 1,588,000 forest trees.
Richardson county has 28,860 acres
of wheat, 74,430 acres of corn. 293,078
fruit trees, and 1,084,160 forest trees.
Saline county, 47,541 acie of wheat,
74,430 acres of corn, 83,191 fruit trees
and 1,302.362 forest trees.
Seward county, 53,877 acres wheat,
67,294 acres of corn, 53,176 fruit trees,
and 1.053,153 forest trees.
York county has 73.933 acres wheat,
59,440 acres of corn, 63.445 fruit trees
and 2,253,750 forest trees.
By statistics we learn that Ciay Co.
leads in the cultivation of wheat, with
York and Fillmore second and third.
Lancaster takes the lead in coi n and
Otoe and Cass second and third.
Richardson county has tt:e greatest
nnnilr of fruit trees, whil in thi3
line Ote and Nemaha come second
The largest number of forest trees
have been Set out in Fillmore county,
and Clay and Cass come second and
third. Liucoln Globe.
From ML Pleasant.
I see in your issue of July 29th a re
ply to "Mt. Pleasant," of July 8th. The
writer tells us that the school direct
ors are not opposed to the Good Tern
plars, but to the disordered condition
the house is left in; that the house is
insured ; that if it burns down the peo
ple will want their money. Now, Mr
Lover of Temperance, I have th as
surance of the old director who had
the house insured, that the fact of the
Good Templars holding their meetings
at the school house, the Lyceum and
other public gatherings being held
there, was spoken of, and that for this
reason the agent charged more for in
suring such houses. So much for In
As for dirt, w acknowledge that on
some occasions when political meet
ings, Lyceums, and everything else had
been held there, and all for the lodge
to clean up, it was neglected; but uau
ally a person was paid by the lodge to
sweep the house and keep it clean. The
dirt that the writer complains of be
longs to other sources.
Now, Mr. Lover of Temperance, do
you know that an article of agreement
was written out by Mr. J. E. Morrison,
agreeing with the directors to pay all
damage done by lodge members to the
school bouse, while in session or hold
ing lodge there, and signed by S. B.
Hobson, Wm. Schlishmier, John Frue,
W. J. Linch, with a score of others,
almost any one of them able to pay
for the house if burned down, and that
the directors still refused to let the
lodge have the use of it? Now you see
that Mt. Pleasant is not abashed, and
that Lover of Temperance is not post'
ed in the matter, but the former was
As for Scribbler No. 2, he states the
trouble is that some of the members
have got drunk iu the last year or two
and he thinks for that reason the Good
Templars should be shut out. O, Con
sistency, thou art a jewel 1 Some per
sons who say they will labor for the
cause of Temperance, are caught in
an unguarded moment, drink and get
drunk ; you had better quit working as
a lodge. Such argument would suit the
rum-seller well, but it is a spur to
Good Templars to work harder.
He says the young and giddy run the
thing. In part they do; but at the
present time the W. 0. T., W. It. and
L. S. are between 50 and 60 years old,
the W. C. is nearly 60; besides, tenor
twelve others who are married and
hvae families, help to run it. Rev. W,
Worley and Rev. G. A. Hobson are
both working members of the lodge.
Please lay aside such excuses and find
one more reasonable.
Crops are fine; wheat and oats best
for years ; corn looks well ; apples, good
All prosperous, or would be if the I
O. G. T. had a place to hold lodge. The
directors are all good men, but have
mistaken views of the order. Hope
thev will see better. Mt. Pleasant.
Our Temperance Column.
EDITED BT TITR WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TKM
"For God. and 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 of books every W ednes
day and Saturday afternoon, from 1 to
3 o'clock, and on Saturday evenings,
from 7 to 9. 44tf
Col. Pace's Lecture.
The Temperance Lecture by Col.
Pace, at the Presbyterian church,
Thursday night, was a very appreci
able one and delivered in an easy off
hand style, handling his subject a little
out of the usual order.
His first proposition was that all re
forms move slowly and that History
proves to us but one great reform , is
wrought in a generation, proving his
assertion by the declaration "that it
took one hundred years to make Amer
ica a Nation of Free Men; and that
we as a nation were now engaged in
such a reformatory movement as nev
er before enlisted the sympathies of
a great people in any previous age; and
that the struggle promised to be a
long and severe one, but that right iu
the end would prevail, however strong
the opposing element." His points
were made more forcible by his graph
ic word pictures, which held his audi
ence in rapt attention, closing with
this stinging assertion ;
"That our Government was the great
est Saloon keeper on the globe,
the Breweries and Distilleries being
its greatest revenue stores; and that
we, the people of Plattsmouth. employ
ed the Saloon keepers as our retail
agents. Thus we were one and all the
happy partners and beneficiaries in this
wholesale blood and murder scheme."
Is he right?
"For so much gold w license tliee.
(So say our laws,) a draught to sell
That bows tbe strong, enslare the tree,
And opens wide the gate of hell ;
For public good require that some.
Since many die, should live by rum."
Ye civil lathers ! while the toe .
OI this destroyer seize their swords.
And heaven's own hail is in the blows
They're dealing, will tk cut the cord
That round the falling fiend they draw.
And o'er him hold your shield of law?
And will ye give to man a bill.
Divorcing him from Heaven's high sway
And while God says. "Thou shalt not kill,"
Say ye, " for gold ye may ye may?"
Compare this body with the sjuI !
Compare tfee bullet with the bowl?
In which he felt the fiercest blast
Ol the destroying angel's breath?
Which hinds the victim the more fat.
Which kills him with the deadlier death
' Which ye the felon fox restrain
- Aud yet take off the tiger's chain.
O, holy God 1 let light divine
Break forth more broadly from above,
Till we conform our laws to thine
The perfect law of truth and love.
For truth and love alone can save
The children from a hopeless grave.
Tub New York Sun refers to Gen.
eral Arthur as "a candidate with a
clean personal record, a good gentle
man without dishonor and a scholar
If the Sun says so, it must be a fact.
The campaign rales on the Inter
Ocean is only50 cents for six months.
Remember the rates ! We will take
subs, for the same. tf
It. B. Windham. D. A. Campukll,
Attorney at Law. Notary l'ublie.
W1IIIAM JSl CAMPBKLL
COLLECTION AND KKAL E8TATE AGENTS
Office over W. H. Baker Co s Store.
Piattsmouth, Nebraska. 2o!y,
5Sjr&t I mv-. -?.. d Cut-
17 STOP (1RRAMS Sub-Baos Coupler, boxed
u oiur unuma HUj ,1,,,,!, ouly 7.75.
New fiiuos,iyj 10 $1,000. l-AIidmimmer of
fer Illust'd free. Address Daniel F. Beattv,
Washington, N.J. 1UU
"ffir PICTORIAL BIBLES. '
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O.V REAL ESTATE.
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buy Purchase Money Mortgages well secured
upon Country Ileal Estate ut the very best
AGENTS WANTED to sell the LIFE OF
GEN. JAMES A. GARFIELD
By his comrade In arms and personal friend,
OK.N.J. S. BKISB1N, an author of wide cele
brity. This work ! complete, avthentie, Itnc
priccd. Fully illustrated. Positively the best
and cheapest book. None other ofliclal. Send
50c. at once for outfit. We give the best terms.
Act quick and you can coin money. THOMAS
PKOTHEKO, Emporia, Kansas.
Tur un Mnn
in ul(i ruuu
o not confound this Maicnless Kenovaterof
Feeble and exhausted Constitutions with
violent cathartics, cheap decoctions of vile
drug, and ruinomt intoxicant innocently la
beled -bitters.'.' MALT BITTELS appeal to
popular confld nee because prepared from Un
fermeuted Malt. Hops, and Quinine, and other
precious iBsredients. according to the proceae
of LtebiK, and are richer iu the elements that
rwatore to permanent health the Weak, Con
valescent. Censumptive, Over-worked. Ner
vous, bleeples?. Dyopeptic, Billious and Fickle
In Appetite, than all other forms of Malt or
Medicine- The genuine are plainly uigncd by
the companv. Sold everywhere.
MALT BITTERS COMPANY. BOSTON. MASS
SIGN, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
Shop over the Brick Block next t
PLATTSMOUTH. - 4ly - - NEB.
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general jobbing
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
of farm and other machinery, as there
is a good lathe in my shop.
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a -
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
New Wagons and Basslei made to
Shop on Sixth street Apposite Strelght's Stable
Tte Olci cli"bl i
ALWAYS AHEAD !
GREATER BARGAINS THAN EVER.
We show the largest and best -elected stock of
BSootSj g$lae9 !Hsil&, Dap
an! Millinery (Kods9
WEST OF OHIO AGO t
WE ARE GIVING
Real Genuine Bargains'!
This Season in every department.
We will HDupIIcsate sun si UMn-
eoimt all Price ILSsts
toy 3L per cent
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make your Purchases,
ana you will
75 jff -2) h 2 g
S fcT" 5 k
IS 5 9
r is IU kJ insj
m Ed p
All Indorse It.
The Recorder, Americui'. (la., says : "Clerks,
Senators, Representative. Doctors, lawyers.
Citizens, iu public aud private life, are testify.
inn by the thousands, and over their own sig
natures, that a remedv has been found for
Bright' Diseaie of tho Kidneys and for Dla
betes ; these are respectively known as War
ner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure and Warner's
Safe Diabetes Cure." . tl3
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Maiu street. Comer of Fifth.
I'LATTSMOUTII, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber
STll EIGHT k MILL EH,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL Y DONE c:i SHORT NOTICE
NEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER.
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
fgKemcmber the place, Opposlto Henry
Boeck's Furniture Store, on Lower Main Street,
2 1-1 y ST HEIGHT MILLER.
J. L. Cunningham,
HOUSE PAINTER I
AND ORN AM ENTER.
Paper Hanging', Kulsomliif
draining and (.lazing,
A specialty. Al a first class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
tV Would say to the people of PlaUmouth.
that I fully
WARRANT ALL CONTRACTS.
A share of the patronape Is solicited. Orders
will receive prompt attention.
48mC J. K. CUNNINGHAM.
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL"
I lrst class Lodging Rooms.
First Class Hoarding.
Good Sample Rooms
Ever thing and every comfort
A Good Hotel caiiFuriiisli
Also, Good Wines, Good Beer, Good Liquors,
Good Lemonade, Good Cluarn,
Kept at the Cit Hotel.
FRED. GOOS. Proprietor.
SHattjjH, ffiloclts, gftfotlrj,
Silver Ware, Toys, Pictures,'
Musical Instruments and
POCKET CUTLER! I NOTIONS,
Particular attention paid to all kinds of Fine
Main, near Fourth Street, lCn-6
PI.ATTSJIOUTII. - - -
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