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PLATTSMOUTII, SEPT. 16, 1880.
Katioial RepMcai Mel !
18 8 O.
JAMES A. GARFIELD,
CHESTER A. ARTHUR,
Of New York.
Call for a Republican Convention iu the
50th Representative District.
. Tha liepubliean electors of the 50th (or float)
district are called to send delegates to a Con
tention at Ashland. September 25th, ISM, at 12
ni.,harp. to place in nomination a candidate
for Kepresent.ttive fer this district in the corn
is?: legislature, and for tho transaction of such
other business sis may legitimately corae be
fore it. And the apportionment hall be ten
(10) delegates from each County.
J. II. McKIXNON, Ch'n.
J. A. MaoMlrphv. Sec'y. 22tC
State rintform of the Republican
1. The republicans of Hsbraskji most hear
tily enderss the profession of principles forniu
' td by lh aiian.il republican convention at
Ciilcsfc. aud oledge tlieir unswerving support
te the candidates there nominated.
1. We affirm the doctrines of national sover
eignty in tl.e formulated principles upon which
the perpetuity of the nation rests, and thtft the
principle of home rule as enunciated by the
democratic party Is but the cautious expression
of the Calhoun doctrine of state rlshte, is revo
lutiosary in its character and desti uctive ot ilie
unity of the natioa.
S. We regard the recent seizure ef the polls
and wholesale robbery of tUe fraachi3 of the
republican citizeas of Alabama, surpassing in
the masBitude and effrontery of the crime all
former elorts of the part? under their Tweed
plan in New York, and the .Mitsissippi plan
la the south, as a fair specimen of democratic
sethed and a forecast of democratic dominion
aational affairs that shoald incite every hon
est nan and tax-payer in the country to the
most earnest endeavor te defeat the party of
VlgundaKe and fraud at the pells lu November-
i. YYe have considered "what 1-ec and Jack
sen would no if they were alive," cheers and
have determined te employ our best energies in
preventing the seizure ef la e national govern
moat by their livies comrades through the
frauds of a solid south.
6. We congratulate the people of the state
upon its rapid increase of population and wealth
and upon the good measure ef prosperity that
has rewarded their labor, upon the rapid up
baildtng of our material interests since the suc
cess of resumption and the revival of trade.
8. We pledge our support to sucli legislation
ia cenress, and such measures by state leis
latures as may be necessary te effect a correc
tion ef abuses, and prevent extortionate dis
crimination in charges by railroad corporations
T. We inest cordially invite the aid and co-
operatioa in the latest defence cf the national
Integrity and the national purpo of oil republi
cans and war democrats who have differed
with us on temporal- issues, or have clung to
a party name.
AX ADDITIONAL KESOLUTION.
The following wag offered by the committee
as a suggestion which the convention might
usefully adopt :
Ilrgolvcd. The republican state central com
mittee be authorized to name the temporary
rganlzation of the next republican state con
vention : to appoint a committee on credentials
frem among their own number, whose duty it
shall be to pas on all credentials and upon all
questions that may properly come before the
state committee, and to report immediately af
ter the state convention shall have temporari
Hen. John M. Thurston rose and said : Mr.
Chairman aud gentlemen of the convention I
desire to move that the platform which you
have heard read be adopted. In doing so I de
sire to say that not only does it represent all
principles of the party, but it reflects also the
fernard position taken by the republican party
and 't is such that every man in the party rep
resented by the delegates to the convention
will cheerinliy and gladly snpport . Cheers,
The metion having been seconded was car
Andy Taylou has corn that will
go 80 bushel to the aere
Old wan Wnt worth's eyes are sore
"reading proof" on 13ouk's letter.
Tun Saunders County Fair is Sept.
28, 29 and 30th, coming after the other
fairs generally they expect a large
Young Frank White looks mighty
pleasant since his return from Knight
rrantry. Has he heard good news
from the front?
"The Daily Central City Courier !"
Here you are. All about the G. A. It.
Re-Union I Only 5 cents ! That's the
way to do it, boys.
The Insurance men are holding a
convention in Chicago. Capt. Palmer
read i paper on incendisrisim and
claims it is on the increase.
We Lear of wheat fields turning out
20 bushel to the acre and corn all the
way from 50 to 80 every day. Looks
like drouth killed this country!
We expect that after reading the
Herald Urn week Tefft will be found
on his knees praying the all wi3e Fa
ther to save him from his friends.
TnE whole American people, 48,000,
000 strong, are now rushing, as by one
swift railway train, to a brilliant des
tiny. Why shall we change our engine ?
Congressman ChittendeR of X. Y.
There were 500 political meetings,
Dem. and Rep., in Indiana last week.
-The canvass absorbs everything, it is
said, and business is at a stand still.
The best speakers of both parties are
in the field.
Tho delegates to the Fluat Coven
tion from Saunders Co. are: P. J.
Hall, W. E. Deck, II. 15. Reese, Elias
Tfallen, S. B. Hall, Levi Wl!s, J. X.
Davis, S. G. Brjiin, J. O. TervilJ, Jo
The 29th of eptetnker, at 7 o'clock
p.m. the State Central Committee
opn the Republican campaign in Xe
braska, and forty of the best speakers
in the State will open simultaneously
on the common enemy.
John M. Thurston is appointed to
speak here, September 29th, at 7 :30 p
m.. by order of the Slate Central Com
mittee. Republican Central Co ruin it tee Meeting
The members of the Republican Cen
tral Committee of this County are call
ed to meet at the Gai neld and Arthur
Club Rooms in Plattsmeuth, on Mon
day, Sept. 20th, 1880, at 12:30, sharp.
Candidates and friends invited to be
present for consultation and advice in
regard to management of campaign,
and matters that may come up.
Jno. A. MacMurphy, Ch'a.
The Committee are as follows: If.
M. linshnell, 1st Ward; G. W. Fair
field, 2d Ward ; SI. B. Murphy, 3d Ward ;
Li. C. Stiles, 4th Ward, Plattsmouth ; J
Q. Adams, PJattnmeuth precinct: Ben
Drost, Rock Bluffs; Jesse Erwin, Lib
erty; G. W. Adams, Avoca; Sni Rich
ardson, a t. Pleasant ; J. F, Folk, Light
Mile Grove; J. T. A. Hoover, Louis
ville; 1. X. Woodford, Centre; J. W.
Thomas, Weeping Water; Al. Dixon,
Stove Creek; S. W. Orton. Elmwood;
R. G. McFarland, South Bend; M. 13
Abbott, Salt Creek; A. Beeson, Green
wood ; A. A. Laverty, Tipton.
The call is made at the best time
and place we could select, after consul
tation with as many as could bo seen,
friends, candidates and committeemen.
It is to be hoped there will be a full
turn-out, as many mutters affecting
the campaign and future of the party
should be discussed, and fairly and
equitably settled before we go further.
It is a meeting for Republicans, and
As we have gone out to Weeping Water
twice this year to convention, and once
to Eight Mile Grove to Committee
meeting, it would seem that this is the
proper place. The time has been set so
that those along the railroad can reach
hero by the morning freight, and re
turn by the evening train ; and tkose
from the country have time to reach
here without starting at an unseason
able hour, and to return the same day,
unlets the moeeting should be unex
W shoald like to have- all the mem
bers and friends stay, though,'aud meet
with the G. & A. club in the evening,
a special meeting of whieh is called.
We will have a little music from the
Glee club, and some speeches, if our
Couuty friends will remain.
Among other things that I shall
bring before the committee, is the
question whether I shall remain chair
man during this campaign. I propose
(and the Herald proposes) to take
hold of this ticket under fair condi
tions of success, and pull it through if
possible, Mr. "Adirot. (lack's" "twins"
and all. Those conditions the Central
Committee shall determine for them
selves, and it is for this reason I pre
sent this programm e now, that they
mao have time to consult working Re
publicans in their several precincts,
think it over coolly, and come here
piepared to act. They can either ac
cept my plans, or, appointing another
chairman, run the campaign to suit
I feel just this way about it. Al
though I have never swerved one iota
from Republican principles, my paper
has floatiug""at the head the flag of
Garfield and Arthur, and has given the
full official proceedings of the Rf-pub-lican
County Convention (at the tune)
with sketches of candidates, the pro
ceedings of tho Republican State Con
vention, with snetches of candidates;
published the call for this meeting
(free); and every lino of editorial in it
since the day of Convention has been
Republican to the core; yet there has
been a great deal of unnecessary fuss,
because at a very inconvenient time to
me, and when short of help in the of
fice, 1 did not set up half a column of
names in the paper, and keep theia
standing there to occupy room other
wise needed; and it has been charged
that I am not a Republican, aud the
paper not a Republican paper; oven
going so far as to threaten bringing in
another Republican paper. If there is
any candidate or ring that wants to
get laid out about as cold as a wedge
now and forever, let .them try that
I never bolted a nomination in my
life, never scratched a Republican tick
et yet. I doubt if the fault-finders can
say as much.
Furthermore, I understand it has
been said I was doing this because I
was not nominated at Weeping Water,
and that they put me on as chairman,
and got the delegation to vote for me
fer Auditor, to -'fix this up" and make
me feel good.
Whether this was the case or not, I
am not the man "to be fixed up" by a
little paltry honor thrown me as a sop
after years of insult, treachery and de
ceittreachery that lias nearly ruined
the party, and brought us to the pass
thaf. we don't know whether we can
elect a Republican ticket or not.
It is not that I did not receive the
nomination, for I cared little about
that, but because I could see no end to
the present system of politics, no hope
for tho future; and if the party would
ot take my advice before nomina
tions, what use to give it afterwards?
I didn't want any more politics this
fall got enoufh wanted to go out
"shooting prairie chickens" and have a
rest; but if the committee, on assem
bling, of their own free will and ac
cord choose to continue mo chairman,
and will stand by mo in much needed
reforms in the party, and help me
make a lasting and effectual protest
against the methods and measuiet of
the past, the IIeilald will bo found on
the right side every time.
If they see fit in their wisdom to do
this, I will have a complete system of
campaign work prepared, and each
man assigned his duty.
I am tired of hearing that we have
no organization, no leader since Cun
ningham left, and all such nonsense.
If the Committee mean business, and
will put aside past differences and
avoid past mistakes, no cause for such
complaint shall arise in the future
from my neglect. We will find leaders
somewhere, and when found they will
be mahogany men with rosewood legs
and ebony headpieces. I'm tired of
Cottonwood men, with white pine legs
and a basswood mouth-piece.
If we can do this, gentlemen, next
Monday we'll enter upon this cam
paign with a vim, and ia dead earnest,
and win. All I want to know is, that
there is some future before us, and
that it is not one year after another
the same cat-hauling, jealousy, section
al threatening and personal sculldug
gery, and no man will take hold more
heartily, more cheerfully than I. and
the Herald, we reckon, will follow
To please the weak aud cheer the
strong, we'll print the whole ticket in
big capital, cross-barred and chequered
Italics State, District and County
next week, and then be oe week ahead
of the general grand opening of the
campaign by the State Central Com.
The "Boss" Letter.
Luklla, Sept. 10th, 1830.
Ed. Herald: The haying and fall
plowing campaign is booming. Slight
frost Wednesday night. Geo. Hay
ward is down from Lincoln. S. K.
Taylor is building a house. Hay and
grain wero much damaged by the re
Elmwood club favoring tho regula
tion of R. Ii. charges by law will hold
its next meeting at Dimitt's school
house Saturday Sept. 18th, at 7 p. ni.
all' are invited to attend.
Judging from resolutions adopted
at the conventions ef Filmore and
Saunders counties and the sixth plank
in the platform adopted by the state
convention, thejpeople are beginning to
realize that thy are being robbed by
li. R. monopolies and it looks as if
something might bo done to effect a
correction of abuses and prevent ex
orbitant discrimination in charges by
railroad corporations if we have tho
right kind of men representing us in
law making bodies.
We are sorry that the aftwr com
ments on the ingratitude of those
whom. the Herald has helped time
and again to office and patronage
should have compelled its editor to
make such a protest against the nom
ination made by the Co. Convention
for the office of stats senator in the
issue of Sept. 2 (which we did not
get until this week) that too after Mr.
Tefft had received nearly three-fourths
of all the votes cast. If tho. Herald
after the calling of a semi public
meeting and a prelty thorough taking
in ot the county failed to find An or
ganized head in opposition to the nom
ination it strikes us that it was pos
sible that the feeling under the surface
had been ever estimated, the mean
ornary county seat bill notwithstand
ing. We are inclined however to look
at the article more in tho light of an
explanation than in opposition .o Teft
which is a more liberal construction
than most of the readers of the Her
ald in this vicinity put upon it.
We are strong in the belief that the
republicans of this ceuntv will ratify
the choice of the convention by giving
our nominee for state senator a rous
ing majority next Xovember.
It is our humble opinion however
that the convention acted hastily and
perhaps unwisely (saying nothing
about parliamentary usage) in enter
taining the motion, sprung upon the
convention, declaring Hall and Root
the unanimous choice by acclamation.
on a minority ballot in their favor.
when there was such a bitter feeling
in Greenwood, and Salt Creek precinct
over the "twins." Some go so for as
to say that they (Hall and Root) are
not regular nominees of the conven
tion. We earnestly hope .ill their dis
sensions will be harmoniously settled
before election, as we can ill afford,
through local differences, to throw
away our representative at. this im
portant era in the history of our state.
We beg leave through the Herald to
make the following snggestion, that
tickets be headed with these words
Choice for U. S. Senator, leaving the
name space blnnk to be filled in by the
individual voter. Adirondack.
We have read tho article called "af
ter comments" by Adirondack and we
cannot see where it is a protest against
the "nomination" when made, or how
it applies to Elmwood; it was as to
tho manner of the nomination, and
applied almost wholly to Plattsmouth.
We never called any semi public or any
other meeting. We said one was called
by other parties, wo were invited to at
tend. A. doesn't know the under cur
rent of his own neighbors, or else they
must have lied to this Editor, aud we
cUn't believe that, farmers generally
We are sorry t'at the after com
ments of our valued correspondent
should compel him to speak so slight
ingly, and make such a protest against
the nomination of Messrs. Hall and
Root, or the "twins" as lie facetiously
calls them. We are inclined, however,
to look at his remarks mere in the
ight of explanation than as opposition
to the couplets, or anger at the Her
ald, which is very liberal en our part
and we are strong in the belief that
f Adirondack will rustle round as
lively out west as we shall here, east,
we can carry this ticket by a "rousing
majoritv." "Xuff ced," old boy.
Do you remember the story of the
old fox who lost his tail in a trap and
the$ tried to get the other foxes to
cut theirs off that his own loss might
net be known. Xow wo boys might
have lest a tail or two, Adirondack, in
that Tefft trap, but we aint goin to
let you fellows have the chance to
scratch round in tho sand and make us
show our defects to every body. But
wo must cut our tale short for it's bed
time. Ed. Herald.
Congressman Belzhoover, a dem
ocrat of Pensylvania wrote to a con
stituent that it was impossible to get
tho 4Gth Congress te do anything in be
half of a pension, as the feeling was
against pensioning Union soldiers;
and added that the "Rebel General
who is at the head of the Pension Com
mittee was still more averse to the
passage of such bills." Think of that
you that fought to suppress rebellion,
a rebel General at the head of tho pen
sion department, with a full rebel
Congress and President in their power
how long would Union pensions be
We must give Watson a rousing ma
jority next Xovember. Syracuse J'l.
That's what the Republicans of Xe
maha county will do, too. rBrowu
And Cass couuty will add three hun
dred tn the majority. Enterprise.
Tifqnain on the Senatorial Outlook.
The way the senatorial contest ap
pears to us now, is as follows: If Gar
field is elected and the republican ma
jority large, Senator Padock has good
chance of bring returned ; but Gover
nor Nance has a better one. Wo
know that Governor Nance is for Pad
dock first, last, and all tho time; he
will not desert Paddock until Paddock
himself tejls him to "let go." What
will be the result then? There are
the Van Wyck and Dundy factions on
the other side, ready to tie up; tho
Weaver and Laird factions also ready
to tie up on the other side; and in the
third place the Paddeck men, separat
ing the other two factions. Dandy
and Weaver will never pull together;
neither will Van Wyck and Laird,
hence, with Paddock out,, they will
have to take a compromise candidate
who will come from the Paddock side.
That compromise candidate, in our
opinion, will bo Nance.
If Hancock is elected, and the re
publican majority in tho legislature be
small, the chances are that Judge Dun
dy or a democrat will go to jthe U. S.
senate, no matter what the republican
caucus may do. And why Dundy?
Eecause the democrats if they cannot
send one of their own men to the U.
S. senate, are in duty bound to make ft
vacancy on the U. S. bench. That va
cancy will be made by sending Dundy
to Washington, and Hancock will ap
point a Xebraskan to endorse the ju
dicial ermine, honorably laid aside by
Republicans and Democrats can
study this over. They will find out
that we are not very much mistaken
in our political prognostics, with the
exception of our supposition of Gar
field's election. There is no show for
Garfield, and we only supposed the
case of his election, to better and more
fully illustrate the senatorial problem
Congressman Beltziioover is not
likely to be successful in his attempts
to disclaim the authorship of the pen-
sion letter. Some of his friends ad
vise him to sho for libel against the
newspapers in which the document has
been published, and the New York
Tribune come to the front and says:
But, Mr. Beltzhoover, don't sue :n a
small way. The Tribune published the
letter. Sue us. Sue us at once and get
the matter to an immediate trial. Sue
for $100,000. That is the smallest sum
any blackguard asks of us for telling
the truth about him to his hurt. Don't
you sue for a penny less, and that you
may have no trouble in proving the es
sential facts of your offense, we here
with repeat it in detail. We say you
did write the letter. You wrote it to
E. W. Curriden, of Chambersourg. You
wrote all of it, text and signature. You
lied when you sid it was a forgery.
You lied knowingly and deliberately,
hoping to deceive your constituents.
You did not then know that we had
tho original, and you thought that you
could lie your way through.
We copy the following from the
Dakota Argus. Father Martin strikes
it now and then:
Every editor who has brains enough
to run a sensible sheet, should never
ask any one to write for him anything
more than neighborhood items. It is
really an insult for anyone to propose
to furnish brains for a paper. An ed
itor should never father any thing
that is not the product of his own pen,
for should he do so, ho deceives tho
public, and, thereby, proves himself a
rascal. If any one wants to write for
the Argn;$, let him, like a man, put his
name to the bottom of the article, and
then let it go to the public. A man
who is afraid to let it be known that
he is attacking :gi enemy, but fires
from a masked battery, proves him
self a sneak and a coward. We don't
propose to have any masked batteries
in the Argus, but shall demand that
every man come out boldly before the
public, so that he can receive the full
effect of his attacks upon his enemies.
This is the only honest and manly
way of doing, and we shall insist upon
its adoption by all who want to write
for our paper.
One of the best, truest and cutest
things in. the literature of politics this
campaign is the 4th article of our State
Platform. We do not know its author
exactly, but it will pass into a proverb.
Short and sweet, but 1 ristling with
points, a campaign could be fought on
it alone. Here it is:
4. We have considered "what Leo
and Jackson would have done if they
were alive," and have determined to
employ our best energies in preventing
the seizure of the national government
by their living comrades through the
fraud of a "solid south."
Weather reports indicate that dur
ing Septemberthere will be a series
of heavy storms. In view of this the
life-saving stations on the New Jersey
coast will be equipped one month ear
lier than usual. Would it not be wall
for thousands of farmers throughout
the west, whose wheat stands in shocks
in the field, to make preparations for
tho event by stacking or threshing
their grain. Inter Ocean.
Chas. Page, Esqr. on the old Craig
farm, 1J miles from Concord, brings
us six ears of corn, that weigh 6 lbs,
14 oz, and it is the average ef 10 acres.
Their stocks measure over 12 feet
and that is the average height of tho
same piece. Xo corn in Nebraska!
Mr. Phileo. If you had to husk it all
you'd ba leaner than Tanner before
Anson G.Tichenor has turned up in
Atchison, and. is the inventor of anew
process for reducing the ores of pre
cious metals, for which he has been of
fared so said Three Millions of Dol
lars. Judge Dundy, of our State, is a half
partner in the patent, and has already
cleared $100,000 as his share rumor
The campaign rates on the Inter
Ocean is only 50 cents for six months.
Remember the rates I We will take
subs, for the same. tf
Maine got rather mixed in her state
election, Monday, and instead of a
clear majority for the Republican the
Fusionists have succeeded, so far as
can be learned from the present incom
plete returns, in electing by a very
small majority Plaisted for governor,
and re-electing two congressmen. The
Republicans claim the other three.
however, and a majority of the legisla
ture, which insures a Republican sen
ator. The Democrats are wild over
the result, and therein lies the germ of
possible disaffection inthe Fusion
ranks befure Xovember, as the Green-
backers claim the victory, and are evi
dently jealous of the cool way in which
the Democrats monopolize it. They
have issued an address from national
headquarters which proclaims that
"the party of Solon Chase is victorious
over the combined vote of the hard
money Republicans and Bourbon Dem
ocrats. We were handicapped with
the support of tho Hancock men
Their party having fallen to pieces.
they lent oar ticket their support in
hopes to usurp the credit of our
Latest Tho latest from Maine in
dicates the election of the Republican
Governor after all.
When men write crop reports about
the Republican Valley counties in this
state orj the extreme southwestern
part of the state it would seem as if
common sense would dictate that they
should mention this fact ane not in
elude the whole State 200 by 400 miles
and say that it is all parched up and
other like nonsense. Tho truth is
seven-tenths of Nebraska never had a
better crop than this year's, of every
kind, and may not have as good again
in a long time.
The G. A. R. Re-union is a grand
success. Soldiers come from every di
rection. some, in wasons, over a hun
dred miles, bringing their families and
provisions. Gen. Wagner, commander
in chief of the G. A. R. is there, and
every train brings in squads of the
Boys in Blue.
The Hardy Herald, Nuckolls
Co., comes to hand, Ralph K. Hill, ed
itor and proprietor. Success to you,
Vermont went Republican by about
3000 over the last election, in spite of
the lies of Democratic telegrams last
Democratic State Convention.
The Democratic" State Convention
meets at Hastings September 3Pth. 25t2
Greenwood, Sept 6th 1880.
Mr. J. McMurphy
The Article in your paper f last is
sue over my signature is, as you might
have reason to expect, very unsatis
factory, you are fully aware that the
article as published is not the one sent
you. & that I never authorized you to
put out such a fool thing as you did.
& I think as little as you could ps
silly do would be to state in your next
isstis that you did not publish the ar
ticle as sent you. as it is, it is not my
Article at all & I do not want you to
insert anything in your coiumi in an
swer to it as though it was. it is your
duty as an editor when you receive a
communication of any Kind that you
are requested to publist, to publish it
entire, or decline to insert it, one or the
other. A not amend, abridge, or abre
viate, in such a hole cale manner as to
distroy the ability of the effort & leave
it in such a disconnected manner as
you did mine.
respectfully vour Aopreciateive
friend R. X. Bouk.
To please the young man we pritit
the above verbatim. Tho facta are, we
gave all the letter that referred to the
Greenwood muddle and our convention
as we thought, and could not well
spare the space for more. It's all O. K.
any way. Ed. Herald.
Remember though box in tlicj plural makfs
The plural of ox chould be oxen, not oxes.
Aud remember though fleece in the plural is
That tbe plural of goose isn't goose norgeeses.
And remember though house In the plural is
Tlie plural for mouse should be mice and not
Mouse, it is true. in the plural is mice.
But the plural of house should be houses, not
And foot, it is true, in the plural is feet.
But the plural of root should be roots, and not
Our Temperance Column.
EDITED BT TnE WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEM
' 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 Wednes
day and Saturday afternoon, from 1 to
3 o clock, and on Saturday evenings,
from 7 to 9. 44tf
4nnual Meeting of the W. C. T. U. in
Thfisiirth annual Cniivpntion of ilift
W. C. T. U. of Nebraska was held at
Tecumseh, Sept. 2, to C, 1830.
A reporter for the Tecumseh Chief
tain was present at nearly all the ses
sions, and we give, below, the sub
stance of the report as published;
omitting many of the unimportant de
tails, and also adding two or three
items of our own.
The meetings held under the au
spices of the State W. C. T. U. of Ne
braska, have been characterised
throughout by the most devout and
earnest spirit. Delegntes wore pres
ent from Kearney, from Beatrice, from
Lincoln, from Falls City, Humboldt,
Central City, Fremont," and Platts
mouth. The meeting on Thursday
night, Sept. 2d, conducted by Mrs.
Roberts, of Lincoln, was participated
in by a large number of ladies and
gentlemen, both visitors and residents.
The principal topic of tho meeting
was the power of the C. T. IT. to unite
all the christains whatever church or
name in the temperance work. It
was enjoyed by all present and was
blessed in its influence. The Conse
cration and Prayer meeting on Friday
morning at 9 o'clock, was cond noted by
Mrs. Henderson, of Falls City. At
10:13 the convention was formally
opened; Mrs. Hardy, of Lincoln, Pies
ident. in tho chair. After roll call
and seating of delegates was the - ad
dress ef welcome bv Mrs. DeLong,
President of the W. C. T. U. of Tecum
seh. Responce by Mrs. Prof. Wise, of
Plattsmouth. The fiist meeting on
Friday afternoon was a prayer and
workers' meeting, conducted by Mrs
Louisa Collins, of Kearney. Many
ladies from different parts of the
state took part in this meeting.
At 2:30 the convention was called
to-order when the President delivered
her annual address. This was a very
fine production and was ordered to be
printed in the Lincoln and Omaha pa
pers. From this address as well as
from the Corresponding Secsetary's re
port and tho reports of various 'local
unions we learn that a large amount
of temperance work has been done
during the past year, chielly by the
President and Mrs. Slaughter, tho
state organiser. Thirteen new unions
have been formed, many of them with
largo enrolments. After tho appoint
ment of special committees by the
President, Mrs. Henderson, of Falls
City, read aTpaper on "jail and prison"
work which was highly appreciated by
the audience and followed by a sp'rit
ed discussion of the subject. A very
elegant and telling paper was read by
Mrs. Ashby of Beatrice, on prohi
bition. The mass meeting on Friday
evening opened with singing by the
choir. Following this was a very fine
and impressive responsive service.
Tho audience then listened to what all
considered a grand and eloquent lec
ture upon "Home Protection" given
by Mrs. M. E. Griffith, State Lecturer
of Kansas. Saturday morning there
was a prayer and consecration service.
At 10 o'clock came tho call to order
and the reading of tho minutes. The
regular order of business wa3 suspend
ed to allow Mrs. Griffeth an opportun
ity to talk to tho children. This she
did in a very impressive manner for
an hour teaching them the effect of
alcohol upon the human system. At
this time an invitation was received
from tho County Alliance which met
at the coart house, that some of the
ladies of the convention would meet
with them and take part in their de
liberations. A committee consisting
of Mrs. Griffeth, Mrs. Parker, Mrs.
Roberts and Mrs. DeLong repaired to
the court house where most of the. la
dies, being called upon, made addresses.
The resolution on Home Protection
was read and accepted by an almost
unanimous vote. An invitation was
extended to the Alliance to meet with
the convention at the close of their
session. Meanwhile the convention
tion had been called to order and a
paper on "How to make our Local
Unions Interesting," read by Mrs.
Branch of Lincoln. Then followed a
discussion upon the "Distribution of
Temperance Literature" opened by
Mrs J. tf. Wightman, of Fremont, and
participated in by many ladies present.
At 2 :30 o'clock a paper was read by
Mrs. James Stephens of Central City
upon "Work among the Children, X
cessity and Methods," At 3:20 report
of special committees. At 4 clock
the convention proceeded to the elec
tion of officers and delegates to the
National Union. This resulted in the
re-election of Mrs. C. A. Hardy of Lin
coln for President; Mrs. A. B. Slaugh
ter of Omaha, Vice President; Mrs
J. E. Ford of Kearney, Correspond
ing Secretary : Mrs. T. Pollock, Platts
mouth. Treasurer. Delegate to the
National Union, which meets in BoS'
ton in Oct., Mrs. S. H. Clark. Omaha
Alternate, Mrs M. J. DeLong, Tecum
seh. Mrs. M. J. DeLong was elected
to deliver the annual address at the
meeting in 1831. Place of adjourn
ment. Kearney. A mothers meeting
was then held and participated in by
a large number of the mothers present,
all pronouncing it a most profitable
and interesting leature ot the conven
tion. On the evening of Saturday
there was a large and enthusiagtic
mass meeting in which many speakers
participated. Sabbath morning Sept.
5th, a meeting was held for conference
and prayer. At 11 o'clock the church
was crowded with an intelligent au
dience to listen to the Annirersary
sermon delivered by Chancellor Fair
field. It was pronounced by all, to be
a splendid effort. At 3:00 there was a
children's meeting conducted by Mr?.
Stephens of Central Cay, and Mis.
Roberts of Lincoln. The little ones
will not soon forget dear Mrs. Roberts
who entertained and instructed them
in such a pleasant and winning man
ner. At 5 o'clock p. m. there was a
meeting in the jail led by Mrs. Hen
derson of Falls City participated in by
Mrs. DeLong, Mrs Roberts and Mrs.
Parker. But all felt that high noon
was struck in Chancellor Fairfield's
lecture on prohibition on Sunday even
ing. The house was litterally packed
with a delighted and attentive audi-
enee which could not forbear at times
an expression of an enthusiastic ap
probation. It was a grand and telling
effort. There was a final session on
Monday morning for unfinished busi
ness and adjournment; after "which
tha ladies separated for their homes
not altogether with dry eyes. There
was but one verdict, which wa that
the session of 1880 was the most suc
cessful, most interesting, and upon the
whole, most important session the
Union has ever had in this State. May
the good Father help us, endow us
with wisdom and strength from
above that we ne'ther falter nor fail.
Corner Main and Second Streets,
Ojiposite U. & M. 12 11 Passenger Depot,
JAS. WOODSON, Prop'r.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Hoarding Iy Day or lTeeK
Cigars and Tobacco,
CONFECTIONERY. NOTIONS. &c.
Soliciting a chare of the public patronage, I
shall try. by equare dealing, to give satisfaction
to all. 2titf JAS. WOODSON.
Meat Me at I Market
T. It. STAJiElFOKTII,
STILL STANDS FOUTII
At the South Side Main.
that I aim to keep on hand a good and w ell
selected stock of
Fresh Beef, Pork,
MUTTON AND FOWLS.
Game and Fish in Season.
-ViIl Nay the hichei-t market price for all
hbles. fueuu or dry.
rUllE AXD WHOLESOME MEATS
Ull T. It. W TAX Kl FORTH.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Mau. street. Cornerof Fifth.
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber
14 .Stopn, Kub n.axs. Oct.
mipler. V ox Celeste aud
i'iix H ti imiuft K.nt. 1 1 m
trial Mai luuled, only $(3. Pianos $1.'5 up. t'nt
nlojftie Free. Address Daniel. F. Lkatty,
WaHliiiigton. X. .). - H1t4
THETBONANZA -FOR BOOK AGENTS isrcililiK
our two x)lrilillij Ulutlratnl bowks. Life ol
fJTY II ,1 VriH 'K written by U.s
I-iiV II iVx LyVIlvJV life-ionc friend.
HON. J. W. I'OltN F.V (an author of national
fame.) highly endorsed by Cen. Hancock, the
pari v leaders and tho ires ; alo the I.irs f
personal friend. Cen. J. S. Hnisrti.v, au author
of wide celebrity ; also flroimly endoincd. Itot h
official, immensely ; popular, selling ver lO.Mwi
a week ! ! Afrents making $10 a day ! Outfits 50
cent each. For best boi: ke and terms, adilrew
quick, T1IOS. l'KOTH EUO. Kmporia. Kansas.
THE NEW FOOD
To not confound this Matchless lienovater (
'Feeble and exhausted Constitutions wilh
violent cathartics, cheap decoctions of vile
druv, ai:d ruitioti intoxicants iniinccnt! v la
beled -bitters." MALT LUTLUS appeal U
popular enntidf nee because piepaied I mm t'n
lerme'ited Malt. Hops, and Ciiiuino. and othitr
precious iniiivdiciiM, aecoiiliiiu to the proces
of l.ichiji. and are richer in the elements t hat
restore t permanent health the Weak, Cou-
....,......;.. t.-...- i. ... i v
voiis, sieetiiess, Iypepiie, Hliliotis ami Fickle '
in AppciKc.thaM all other form of Mail or:
Medicine. The ue.nahw are plainly Mued by!
the cuntai!v. Sold everywhere.
MALT islTTEuS COMFaNY. ll-.;RTON MASS
We want JTU
CIGARS to DEALERS
A mjstb tad erpc;::j
Cut tlii .Volir Out
and send it with your appieatii.n, alo rend a 3e
ptamp to insure answer. W. fr'otr A "o..
25t4 Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fur tile fastest -iellmir bunk i llie ajie :
P The HOUSEHOLD and i
This beint; the otilv .frrlenltural Vy
cIoihmMu published. UeC VI l l() all
silent against other works purposlin;; to em
brace the same subjects, livery Farmer will
imrchase this book. Published in Knalish and
Jlerman. Addles ANC1IOK l'UUUSll I XJ 5
CO., St. Louis, Mo, i!"t 1
J. A. OAMPBulLL
Can be found at the old
Howland Blacksmith Shop,
Comer of Vine and Sixth streets,
IMattsuionth, - - - XrltrartUa,
Ho will do all kinds of
in his line. The following are his prices :
Horse Shoeing, new shoes 40 els
Resetting Shoes 20 "
Plows Sharpened 2 "
Shovels pointed, per set 3.00
"Warranted as good as -new.
lie guarantees to do all work in a workmanlike
AND WILL GIVE SATISFACTION
7i ? n,
C?TV M JidTV A-.. rTV
Tlie Id. Reliable: t
ALWAYS AHEAD !
GREATER BARGAINS THAN EVER.
Wo show the largest and best selected stock of
EM8y (Roods, 5SotIaas5 OoIMmq;,
ll&SDfe, Eaoe5 lEsnt9 Capr,
iiicl Mfi8!lEa.ry (Roods,
WE ARE GIVING
eal Genuine Bargains1!
This Season in every department.
We will Hhfipllcale and JDIb-
S3imhb& salE JPrico jLisfo
foy 31 per cent.
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make your Piirckaei,
and yon will
Retail Liquor Dealer,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
rLATTSMOUTII. .... SKD.
lii'.iianl Hall and Salooa on Main Street, four
door from Sivth at Neville's
BEST BRANDS Ol' CIGARS, LE8,
It cm ember tho Xacie rb1 IMaee,
y James Grace.
J. SCH LATER,
c! al r in
Klhtcjjc-s (Iochs, Iffotlrp,
Site Ware, Toys, Pictures.
3liisical Iiisti'ifikK'iits and
POCKET CUTLERY I NOTIONS,
r.nti.-ul.u alt. nt ion !, :) kinds of Fine
Main, near l'n'ii:!i Street, It'irti
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL
I'I.MTsmo;; i ii, sv.n.
Firl c':i. s I mlii,!; Unguis.
First ;ias- Luaiding.
Jood Sample K'loma
Fvcrvt hilly aud VMy coiiifoit
A (JOO'tl Hot('I CaSI Fliniisli
v . i--..., i wi .'.'.'i".. ... .. ...
Hood I.emoa.nle. ;o.id Cisam,
Kpt 11 the Citj Betel.
Hly . Fi;i:iJ. coos, Proprietor.
IJLAC K31 IT II
Wagon, Huygy, Ma hine and Plow re-
pairing, a?id general Jobbing
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
f farm and other machinery, as tliwo
is a fod lathe in my shop.
The old Reliable Wason Maker
has taken charge of the waon shop,
lie Is well known as a
NO. 1 WOK1CMAN.
Xpw WngoiiM and Bugrsiei made) to
SATISFACTION G I'AUA NTIiEI).
Shop on Sixth street upoite Streiuht's Stable
STIU:iG1IT k Ml LIE IE,
a niejis 3fa n iik eta rers,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL Y DONE er SHORT NOTICE
NEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER,
And Satisfaction (liiaraiiloetl.
P""lemcmber the place. Opposite Henry
T.oeck's Furniture Store, on Lower Main Micct,
ST RE IGHT d- 31 IDLER.
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