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rrATTSMOUTH.FEB. 17, 1881.
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Here we are with our Club List again. And
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Jim m y Kysku ia "tired,
he said so
wln "Franse was talking.
i l- - - --
A f.n a to n ViinWvck lias siot the
whooping cough. "Whoop la," Gener
' Mveus want3 passes abolished in
the Senate, too! Help him get it, Mr.
TV fit. '
Somebody is finding a nigger in
Yl'milhnm'a fundincr bill. Let's have
it right, Mr. W.. or net at all.
Sfv :'mp. Tffpt suva. tell the boys
lie's got that railroad taxation bill all
rizht. at last, and it's v.oing through
We were exceedingly pleased to see
rather Havs of Cheyenne in oar office
this inoriiinsr. Also Father T.ineh of
Katox, of the (iiobe, and Hathaway,
nftlin imirnal. are in chunre of the
jSara't at Arms, pending investigation
o .printing Contracts.
Why not besin to number the Con
gressional districts from one side or
other of the state? The first district is
in the middle of the state.
The assistant editress of the linn
ALD acknowledges with thanks the re
ceipt from Senator Saunders of a ropy
nf the Congressional Directory.
l'v permission and in order to get
rom, we place a communication from
Lilicoln, ou the Temperance question
in Ithe Temperance Column this week
The Hon. Jos. MrKinnon did not
always vote with Mr. TelTt on Senator
but thy agree it seems on tne intro
.ltitmn of bills. So far we have not
sem Joseph's name before the inevita
b!i "He it enacted, &c."
I v iMtiqnm had not ulaved ns that
I - joke on the woi
I - say soiueti
, . fast week. We
.."with Wheedon ;
joke on the women siiffrajie lmsiness
hiug good of lus speech
e propose to fii-i eveu
soma how before the
3 .session is over you see:
- Tkunando Wood, Democratic Con
"resswau from Xew York City, died
at Hot Springs. Ark.. Feb. 13th. 08 yrs
of aze, anl had been in Congress forty
He was Mavor of Xew York
when we were a boy living there.
Tun DaroLess Burdett Coutts and
WB1.L Ashmed Bartlett were mar
ried at Christ Church, Loudon, on the
12th"inst. She is over sixty years of
age, he is' about thirty-five. If they
were satisfied we don't see that it was
Uifme's else business, though.
Jas. Hall sends us the House bill
from Committee on Y ays and Means,
proposed in piace of II. R. 1 and 2 on
manner of railroad assessments and
says it is the best they can do. It
does not suit us exactly, and we think
now the Senate bi!l on same niattei
covers the ground better.
Senator Tlfft, so far, has not in
troduced a bill or memorial of any
kind. If this is because he thinks
there are enough there, he shows wis
dom. If t is only from pure eccen
tricity, then still Cass Co. and the
state may rejoice that Rro. Tefft is
thus eccentrically inclinedthe more
bills the less legislation usually.
A bill has, passed one house of
congress, giving to that portion of the
Winnebago Indians who remained in
Wisconsin, their portion of the annu
ity which they have not received since
the Winnebago iribe was returned
from Wisconsin, and deducting the
back pay part from the annuities of
the Xeb. Winnebagoes, w ho have been
getting all the appropriation. At this
tie Xeb. Winnebago kicketh, declar
ing the-Indians who remained in Wis
consin forfeited their right to their
annuities by so doing.
What an awful iuterest the Lin
coln Lawyers (ex-Ii.ll. attorneys) sud
denly take in anti-railroad Legislation
to protect the farmer. Two of the
most prominent ones, Galey and Ames,
' address open letters to the members
telling them what to do.
: Come home boys, you legislators,
t Cass County farmers, we mean, you
don't know anything about legisla
tion, we man t senu you mere to rep-
1 resent us. Come home. The Lincoln
j lawyers know more than you do, more
than a whole common Legislature.
We move to adjourn.
U bill is reported as follows:
t The First dis't. shall comprise
til Douglas. Sarpy, Cass. Otoe. Xemaha,
By liiehardson, Fawnee, Johnson. Gage,
ac Lancaster and Saunders; the Second
in includes all the remaining counties
south of the Platte; the Third contains
all the counties north of the I'Jatte,
except Douglas and Sarpy. The minor
ity report: First district, Cass, Otoe.
Xeruaha, Richardson, Pawnee. Johnson
Gase. Lancaster. Saunders. Butler, aud
$.T.lV7vard; Sourt district, all the
ri3uiainin2 coai' tiossoutli ol ine riatte,
and Hall, Buffalo. Dawson, and all the
i n..nf;ao nrtho it p u-t at thep
i:wuiiuc.i jtx r i . .. v . . . - ,
Thtrd district. a.Vorth of ti;a Platte,
SNOW ED IS.
The Temperance Question, Ac, &c.
Lincoln, Monday, Feb. 14th.
Ye Editor went up to Lincoln last
Thursday, as happy. ?.s a a Virtuous
editor should be, expecting to return
on Friday after a very short visit with
We found Legislation moving slow
ly, its wheels clogged with memorials.
resolutions and multiplicity of bills;
nevertheless, they were hard at work.
Whatever may be the sh ort comings of
this Legislature one thing, no man can
deny.it is one of the most industri
ous early and late working bodies ever.
assembled ; and this draws attention to
the subject, does the number of bills
introduced, which f course cause and
create the labor of committees, really
advance the interests of. the people,
and for what purpose is all this lml
bub, noise and excitement every two
The less a country is governed the
better off its people, and if the mem
bers of that wonderful "constitutional
convention" that set some years aco
had provided that state ollieers should
serve four years instead of two, and
Legislature set only every four years
except at the call of the Governor in
an emergency, iust exactly that much
expense would have been saved to the
state, and an immense amount of time.
brain labor and wear and tear of body
and mind would have been husbanded
to be used when absolutely needed by
If the Senate had been made a con
tinuous body, or even both houses were
elected one-half at a time, leaving a
portion of old members of each sitting,
the state would then receive the bene
fit of their experience and knowledge
of what had been done. This meas
ure wou'.d no doubt have been endors
ed by the best thought of the people.
a i least, many oi tno oiu sound con
scientiously economical members of
this bodv feel so. among which is our
Cass Cor.nty friend, Hun.Jas. IIa!l.
By the way James is making quite
a reputation for plain speaking; that
is to say, a hoe is a hoe with James,
and a spade nothing else but a spade.
The other day, in Committee on the
requirements of the new reform school
at Kearney, the member from Buffalo
had made an estimate of farming tools
needed, and so had the board of public
land., &c. In this estimate was in,,
eluded "one good sulky riding plow,
$C5." "Jim" came to his feet as by
galvanic shock "what's that, a sulky
riding plow for those hoys out there,
no you don't with my consent,
if you do. Why me, my bovs
home have to walk after the plow all
day, and sow grain broad cast J et by
hand, and carry a heavy sack, and if
you set these rellows out there up on
a sulky plow, all the farmer's beys in
the neighborhood will be wanting to
go to thu reform school "to live, and
steal water melons enough to get sent
there. Xo sirf as long as more than
one-half the farmer boys of Xebraska
have to plow afoot, I guess the reform
school lads can hoof it for a year or
two, yet, anyway."
It is needles? to add that no sulky
plow appears in the estimates.
I said I meant to come home Friday.
It is a good thing I didn't, for if I had
1 couldn't have told you this little ro
mance of a sulky plow, and besides I
couldn't come if I wanted to.
Friday last was a stormy day, a bad
day, one of the baddest days of all the
days we ever saw in fair Xebraska.
And Saturday "seen that" and went
one, yea several times better, or
worse, as you construe language.
Well, at noon, Friday we were in
formed that the train from Omaha
and 1'lattsmwuth was late, wwuld be
here about three ojclock, and then it
would turn right round, and go home
again and lake us with it; but 3 pm.
came and 4 and o and even C aDd no
train from the east, nor any sign of
one going home.
Meanwhile the gale increased every
minute, and the weather, the probable
less of stock, and the prospects of gel
ting home became the universal topic
All trains from Lincoln were laid
up and all trains coming in were aban
doned. The eastern train was snow
bound six miles from Lincoln, and "its
passengers left in the coaches all night,
the particulars of which will be found
Saturday loomed up no better ; about
2 p. m. that day, the train or rather
the passengers on Friday's train from
the east were pulled into Lincoln
with three engines, on the baggage
and express car, and the announce
ment made "no trains out until Mon
This delay however, gave me the
chance to attend the House Friday
and Saturday, and hear the debate on
the Temperance amendment. The
House, floor and galleries, were packed
You all know about the sulstance
of this prohibitory amendment, it has
been published in the Herald. Mr.
Ransom of Otoe offeied an amendment
to this amendment, on Thursday, in
terms providing that distillers and
others whase property would be dam
aged by this change in the law should
be re-imbursed by the state should the
Constitutional Amendment pass the
Legislature anil the people.
On this he made a vfry good argu
ment from his side of the question,
and the protection of the Nebraska
City Distillery being the objective
point of this move, the Otoe delega
tion stand with him, we - believe.
Judge Kaley, of Red Cloud replied on
Friday and made a most sensible calm
and well chosen argument in defense
of the original amendment.
Saturday afternoon, Franse, of Cum
ing, undertook to present the whisky
side of the argument and most lament
ably failed; failed in the estimation of
even his friends and the opponents
of Prohibition, to make a sisgle point,
only succeeding in wasting Saturday
afternoon and preventing a vote on
the matter, which was -probably his
To be fair, I should state that nol
man'. of Dakota replied briefly to Mr.
Kaley, iu a -forcible presentation of
the -Mitt-prohibition side: but Franse
undid whatever fayorable effect IIol
man might have produced.
So the nuesrinn at !M
1 rw ,nninc t
writ in? i'x
day. as many members left Sunday for
home a train at last having got
through acd may not get back until
Tuesday. ' Mac.
P. S. Monday forenoon many mem
bers had not returned and the ques
tion was laid over for the day.
Later They got a vote on Ran
som's amendment, and it was beat 46
to 23. The bill was reported back to
House. Tuesday morning Church
Howe succenly called it tip for third
reading. Windham moved the pre
vious question and the bill was order
ed to third read iug by a vote of 40 te
28. Its final consideration was set for
. J . . . L!
' The Storms Elsewhere.
While we are blockaded by snow
the eastern portions of the country
are inundated by water. Toledo, Ohio,
and adjacent country are about
flooded out by the Maumee river, the
water in some of the streets being five
or six feet deep and rising, bringing
down the contents of. vast, lumber
yards above; the grges of ice in the
river are terrible and are carrying out
i.any bridges; school. ers and boats are
carried off by the rushing water and
ice, the lower stories of business
houses are full and the merchants are
transferring to Ihe upper storv. The
Potou-ac is getting beyond bounds and
portions of' Washington are under
water, the census office being one of
the buildings to suffer, although most
of the documents were removed before
they were much injured; the Botau
ical gardens are overflowed. The
Lehigh follows suit, carrying off
bridges, lumber, &c The upper Hud
son has immense ice gorges, the rail
road bridges at Livingston and Stocks
port having a thousand tons of ice
piled against them. In Xew Or
leans ten thousand people whose
homes lirtVc been inundated are being
supplied with food by the relief com
mittee. From the Western coast have
been coming reports of overflow of the
Sacramento and other rivers, and of
immense rainfalls which have pro
duce them. It Wduld seem as if
r.ever btd'ore has the rain and snow
fall been so universally distributed.
From lite north, the Mitli, the east,
the west, come reports f floods, iee
gorges, snow blockades; with all the
si:vv to go off with and more snow
storms yet to come this month accord
ing to Tice, the end is not yet for this
section at any rate.
Electing a IT. . Senator.
Mr. Correll who seems to be the
printer's friend and the people's re
foi m advocate, by the bills he intro
duces, has also offered the following
Joint Reso.utions, which in the light
of our constitution and the practical
experience of late years ought to pass
unanimously, and ur Senators and
Representatives in Congress given a
hint that it is not mere buncombe, but
that we mean it. X'ow is the time for
the Press of the State to act, if thy
believe in this much needed reform.
Mr. Correll deserves our help at all
events, for he has done his br-st to aid
and secure better and juster legisla
tion for the printers of the state.
a joivt resolution kelative to
the election of u. s. senatpr.
Be it resolved by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the state
That the election of a United States
Senator bv the people would tend to
produce better legislation, avoid
charges of corruption, be more in har
mony with ur state constitution, and
lessjex pensive to the people of the state.
Therelore our Senators and Bepre
rentatives n Congress are hereby re
quested to use all honorable means to
nave an amendment to the constitu
tion of the United States to that effect
properly brought before the people
Resolved, That the Secretary ot
State be and is hereby instructed to
transfer a certified copy of this rue
morial and joint resolution to our
Senators and Representatives in Con
gress. Senator Bruce, of Mississippi,
says while in Italy thiee years ago, lie
went into a barber shop at Pisca to
have his hair dressed. "You know,"
said Bruce, in describing I he incident,
"I hat the hair of my peculiar "race
color and previous condii inn of servi
tude' is very singular: the longer it
gets the shorter it grows, and really
m'kinks every conception of curios
ity. There was just enough of the
black race dashed with the white to
furnish my barber such a specimen of
wool a. h had never Peer, b-.'forc. lie
toiled with it and was puzzled. After
running the comb through it, he would
press it down with his hand but it
wouldn't stay down; it persisted in
jumping up like a jack iu a box. He
went out and called in another barber
who stood over my wool, wondering.
Finally he got the scissors, clipped it
off to suit himself and carefully
wrapped up the fleece for preservation
as the greatest curiosity he had ever
seen. 1 could not speak Italian nor
he English, so he must wonder to-day
what manner of man I am."
The important me;isures before the
Legislature this week, seem to be
the Temperance Question, the Wo
men suffrage amendiuent and railroad
matters. All others are swamped for
the time in these.
Before we go to press we may know
how two are determined, viz. Temper
ance and Suffrage. Railroad matters
will not be settled until later.
Mr. Correll will be heard on the
right of ladiS to vote and makes a line
Certainly if the great argument of
Prohibitionists that a legislature
should not if it could deny or abridge
the right of the people to vote on
such an important subject is true,
the amendment ouht to be
placed before the people for their
adoption or rejection aud we are in
clined to think it will be.
It appears --HanVt'etitt has sued
Dr. Black. Wiley and Rob't Black,
Sheriff Hyers and Deputy McElwain
for damages and injuries in being
ejected from their old farm. His r
the family's claim is 10,000. The sher
iffof course 13 fully indemnified.Where
this case will end finally neither man
nor court fcmws.
On account of the impossibility f
procuring coal, our City Schools are
closed for the present. This Is ' inop
portune, but aa true as time and title
wait for no man, so coal and warm
weather respect not school boards, and
We don't just "believe we'd help that
Capitol appropriation bill this time.
Whenever does Lancaster help Cass?
Okavt resigfj.i the Pitoidcucy
Ou and Of Uailroai Mattei-s.
-Tuesday a week ago the railroad
managers and others interested on
either side of the railroad questiom
were invited to appear before the
Senate and discuss the questions in
Ii. R. inauagemcnt now interesting
the people. The delay iu mails pre
vented our being able to give a syn
opsis of the 'talk before.
Mr. Kimball and Mr. Vining, on
behalf of the U. P. made energetic
protest against unjust legislation, at
this timef against railroad interests
in the State, bringing facts and fig
ures to back their side of the vase.
Mr. Touzaliu, however, of the I.
k M. has since elaborated his re
marks and published them in the
Omaha Republican of the 13th from
which we copy a small portion that
our readers may get the idejiS of both
plainti;: and defendant in this case
which may be staled as "The Inte
rests of the State of Xebraska vs
The Interests ot The Railroad Com
It would be useful to reproduce
the whole aiticle as it contains much
iuformatiou on railroad matters in
teresting ami valuable to the friend
or opponent of restrictive Railroad
legislation. Mr. Touzalin is a ready
forcible talker, his mind is packed
witli facts and figures, and we may
rest assured that but few items of
iuterest on cither side have escaped
his acute intellect and long habit of
observation, but we can only present,
a very few points:
"LOCAL MANAG'.MKNTS KESPONSIULE.
It is only proper that the railroad
representatives should be heard on
the subject, for if extortionate rates,
unjust discrimination and evasion
of taxation are being practiced,
these local railroad managers are per
sonally responsible for them, and
not the intangible soulless corpora
tions, who are so frequently and furi
ously abused. To the hands of the
local managements is committed full
discretionary power to correct every
wrong, if any exists, aud from them
is expected and j-equired by the com
panies they serve that fair and hon
est goverwment ot" the properties,
without which co.-porate success can
never be acheived.
the constitution savs:
"And the legislature may from
time to time pass laws establishing
reasonable maximum rates of
charges for transportation of passen
gers and freight on the differeut rail-
roads ot this state. The liability of
railroad corporations as common car
riers ihall never be limited."
It will be seen from the above that
tile only power that the legislature
has in reference to fixing rates for a
railroad is to pass laws establishing
reasonable maximum rates of
charges. If, therefore, it can be de
monstrated that the railroads in
the state of Xebraska are to-day
charging rates for the transportation
of freight a'nd passengers which are
less than reasonable .rates we will be
forced to the conclusion that it is
wise to k-l well enough alone. Sec
ond, If it can be shown that the
railroads are not committing unjust
(liscriminntious and extortions nnd
on the coutrary are making only
such discriminations as are wise and
necessary for the best interests of
Nebraska, and that mi tl.ese dis
criminations Nebraska's best inte
rests are dependent, then also the
conclusion must be reached, t lint it
is wise to let well enough alone,
CONCLUSION AS TO KATES.
And it is claimed that the above
figures ami facts have demonstrated
first, that the B. i M. corporation
is charging rates upon 13 per cent,
of its business, consisting of its local
trailie, only what it can prove in
court to be reasonable; and second,
that upon per cent of its business,
consisting of its through traffic, it
has been charging only one-half or
one-third of what was a reasonable
rale before it was reduced.
It is onlj within the
years that any road in the
paid any dividend, huge
upon its stock, and with the possible
exception of the Union Pacific rail
road, not a road has paid its o-yuers
an average of S per cent, per annum
on their investment from the incep
tion of the enterprise to the present
The rumors which are raised
that such and such a one has better
rates than another, and is given
rir.iir.i1 nml nrii'iliiru (lliAVn Mm' !:.
...... ... ,
yond his neighbor who is an equal i
shipper, arc .seldom founded on the j
Frequently such rumors are rained I
by interested demagogues and di;- ;
r '. . . . . I
signing persons, ami sometimes wie
shipper, about whom sm h tilings
are said, himself encourages the be
lief that he has special rates, special
privileges and enlarged powers in
order to discourage competitors from
entering the field against him.
Speaking for the B.dtM. we defy
any man to point to any arrangement
made with any firm or individual
which is not based upon pure busi
ness principles and which is uot open
under similar circumstances to any
other firm or individual in the state.
An examination of the state audi
tor's report for 18S0 shows that the
average value of horses in the state Is j
23.12! (It is evident that by some un- j
known dispensation of Providence, J
the high price, "full blooded" aniiaais j
are fond of railroads and are regular- !
ly getting in the way of our locoruo- j
lives ; the average paid bv this road.1
being S13T!) The average of cattle
(calves not counted) is 8.S4! (Average
paid for "full blooded cattle killed by
the D railroad"' .29., Mules 834 63;
I sheep .91.23; Iiogn (the little fellows
! never cunt;31.2l! Our carriages must
have reached the condition of the
"deacon's one horse shay" for their
average worth is 19.031 Our time
pieces are sadly in need of repair for
their average value is but J all
patents on sewing machines must have
expired for they are worth but SS.74
epiece. The grass-hoppers must again
have struck us, for the assessor says
that our farms are wortfc but S4.C7
per acre, and our unimproved lands but
S3 SO per iicre J
LOOK OUT FOR EKEAKER8 AHEAP.
The day may come when states east
of us, guided bv xnti-mo'iopolis!8 so i and in whate-er position it i.s placed it in ahso--..Ma.l
--ill ,i.',,.,,r ua?..l.i;..i. luiely sale. Tl.iS is the great feature of excel-
ca'.led, will endeavor to establish such
laws within their stales -as will stop
this just discrimination 14 ween,
through and local business, and thus
cut off western states from a market.
For a market for our far western pro
ducts cau only be obtained by the low
est miniimm charges for thrwugh busi
ness. Nor is this presumption far fetched.
A partial attempt has already been
made, and successfully made, bv Tevy-
I ing a tax upoa tlie. moneys earned n
7" t - a v 1 '. -. .
mis uirougu uusifess passing ironi
trpefrn :fifp tr cfliVi,- sJ,,o
tax has just been declared constitution
al by the Lr. S. Supreme Court.
' If the doctrines And rules which are
being advocated by the anti-railroad
men of Xebraska were adopted by the
states east of u, the auti-discrimina-
tien principle would soon cripple and
crush every state west of the Missis
sippi. This is one of the battles here
after to be fought between eastern and
NEBRASKA PEOPLE RAVE GOOD JUDG
MENT. In the long run I have found it al
ways safe to trust the good sense of
the people at large. Wah the possible
exception of Iowa, Xebraska possesses
the most intelligent body of citizens
which have ever peoplfu a new stat.
We have fortunately escaped the in
roads of that class of immigration that
has injured loth Kansas and Texas,
tur people have chiefly 'cme from the
prairie states east of us, and there is
nothing like prairie life for sliarpen
ing the intellect. It takes economy, in
dustry, thrift and great sagacity to
convert ICO acres of raw pr iirie into
well-tilled fields no sluggard and no
fool can do it. I have traveled thou
sands of miles by team in Xebraska,
and stopped at many a shanty and
many a sod house. I have found on the
prairie an intelligence, a sound com
mon sense, a willingness to be consid
erate and fair, and an elevated stand
ard of in jught and morality which
The final conclusion reached is that
a Railroad Commission is the best.
In presenting his resolutions, Mr.
Windham read from an editorial arti
cle in ihe. Omaha Herald which ar
araigned the "lepuhlican" legislature as
an enemy of the railroads ant the state
localise on a previous day it had voted
down the resolution offered by Mr.
Kaley. providing for a fctate railroad
commission. The following are Mr.
Whereas, Iu view of the fact that
Nebraska is chiefly an agricultural
and grazing state, and peculiarly adapt
ed to these purposes, the inine.st and
welfare of which it is our duty to pro
tect in all of its relations; and
Whereas. It is important to our
state that we should have judicious
legislation which will not only protect
the producer, but will give increased
confidence to the flaw of capital into
our state, by which means our com
mercial and manufacturing interests
are developed : Therefore lie it
Resolved, That it is the sense of the
house that we are opposed to any and
all radical legislation which may check
the ready flow of capital into this slate,
or that will retard the success f our
commercial and mauufactut ing inter
ests; aud further be it
Resolved, that while we are apposed
to unjust discrimination iu any man
ner or form, and to oppressive legisla
tion in the inteiest of corporations as
against the people, yet we desire to
establish friendly relations with cor
porations, and we do hereby invite
capital into the state, and will favor
such legislation as will be alike just
aud equitable to the interest f both
capital and labor.
Mr. Windham said: I submit that
this resolution is called for. 1 do not
believe that the republican party ia
this house is opposed to capital aud
railroads. I voted against Mr. Kaley's
resolution, first, because I was not
satisfied a railroad commission was
the best measure, and second, because
that resolution proposed to take the
matter out of the hands of the regular
railroad committee. But as to that
part of the resolution encouraging (lie
inflow ef capital, there is not a dissent
ing voice in this house. I hav here
introduced a resolution which will
place the republican party and the
legislature squarely on the record so
that the voice of this legislature shall
be heard favoring the introduction of
capital and the building of railroads,
while on the other hand we are not in
favor of unjust discrimination or ex
tortionate rates by the railroad. The
house can placa itself on the r. cord on
both these points. I offer ihe resolu-
i tion in justice to the republican pai te
notomy, but in justice to the people
of this state. We wish it to go out
that we do not oppose capital and are
in favor of the laboring classes and
the business interests of the state as
opposed to all monopoly legislation.
The interests of the p'ople and of the
railroads and capitalists of tiie state
Xovv that good times are lj'.oii us
before indulging in extravagant s'.iow,
it is worth remembering that no one
can enjy the pleasantest surround
ings if in bad health. There are hun
dreds of miserable people going about
to-day with disordered stour.ach, liver
or kidneys, or a dry hacking cough,
and one foot in the grave, when a 50
ct. bottle if Parker's Ginger Tonic
would do them more goad than all the
expensive doctors and quack medi
cines they have ever tried. It always
makes the. blood pure and rich, and
will build you up and give you good
health at little cost. Read f it in
another column. 4St4
IMJAIN AMI ri'OM CE.
w 1(.Kf Nl, .,
Coin. eiif. ..'
Riu-i-y. N. -
Wednesday, !, id.
NEW Vl)HK MAllKKTri.
Nkw York, ri. it, !fu.
Money Si o."7ll (;.
Chicauo. Feb. 16. IS I
3 t 50 00
Hoys, :i hating.
53 :?S i-'t
.,.4 4 70
.. 4 oew 5 00
ft aooo THE WOULD
BY GENERAL GRANT. o
A Taying Occupation.
The approach of the luK winter evening
culls aUentiim to the mutter of a lump, for with
out a (food light hnlfthe ple:i-ttre or prolit in
takeu from reading or turty Coal nil if now
in uem-ral uso fur iMuiniimtiiiit iiu"h' 011I
eide of ci'ief or lanre touns where coal ga i
used, ami lieu r. iper l.i'.p i used it is the
lit-st i!iU-t irnte for Huiiliulit yet di-rovered.
The pnurip'.H or l!nri upon wliir!i the Miident
Lamp is eonstrurli'd may lie nid to !elhe Itest
in use, lint the lamp it. If has always had sev
eral Hhjeei ion aide featurcM u hieii we are lad
to see are being done away is ii ie I he new a
pirant for favor railed the - iiiint Lamp."
iiianiifaetiiid hv the linmo Lamp Co.. of Cin
cinnati. The i;reat (injection to mot oilier
lamp" i their lixPiiity to lie iipner, Ihe trouble
to keep them in order, and the poor liiflit given
ly them. The New Home Lamp is nicKel plut
eil, and almost a fur-simile of the Student
I.unpi it liu" a handsome ornamented clamp,
by nmansul nhii-h the lamp can he at 111.ee ea
i)v adjusted in ay posit ion upon t lie center
table, piano, niii-iu reft. Hewing machine, dtsk.
or hy pitfall of a handsome bracket, which goes
will) the lamp, canoe placed upon the wall
to cite, but the Hew Home Lamp combines aUo
the paleiit Arjiand biifiitir. a ullim; Indicator
mi 4 mutch hox. ro lamp hits ever before been
tecete4 with uvh unusual favor or received
mii-li strong recommendations from the leading
Journals of Cincinnati. Itia&iito endorsed by
nucli men o the mayor and postmaster, sever
al insurance president! and express auents of
that city us the safest, most convenient and
best lamp made Tlie Company desire aeenU
iu this locality, aud any smart lady 01 teiiUe
mau c-u make a uaudsome Income duvtui; the
next six mouths bv canvassing for,- sale.
There are hardly a dozen families lut"" county
who will not want one. aad its prices " 1"W
as to brinu H within the reach of : ' for fur
ther ii formation adi1ies Home E; 'M'onipa
uv. Cincinnati Ohio, uiciitioiiUji "r naper.
al'ltf thev xrM give you full i:nt:uJ f
CIm1-- '-IT'torf to canvass '-:. "
"(htr SDtmperauct Column."
KOITF.U UT TI1K WOJIAji'S CHKISTI.tX TKil--rZR.VNClC
"For God. aa1 oine. aad Native Eand."
"Whisky ha Beat Him."
There is scarcely a community or
neighborhood fro.n Maine to Nebraska
where this saying is not used almost
every day in the yeai, and is alto
gether too true. A subject of this
kind is to be found in any town,
Plattsuioutli not excepted, although
the writer has no personal knowledge
of th fact. The merchant has failed
tchhky has done it. The lawyer with
his brilliant talent and larg business
has fallen below the range of respect
ability and confidence, tchisky im the
cause. The politician with bright
prospects before him lias plaved out.
let the account be charged to whisky.
The Judge of talent and respectability
is the subject of private and neigh
borhood talk. His enemies point with
derision and his fiiemls hang their
heads in shame, and icJiisky has
dnH it. That kind hearted neighbor,
and hard working man has become a
pest tosociety and a trouble to his fum
iiy. whisky beat him. Whisky will beat
any man living, aud that is just what
it is made for. W.
Jeffeesox Demockacy Thomas
Jefferson said, "I would ask respect
ing any candidate for oflice. Moos he
use ardent spirits'"
Temperance New at the Capito!
Lincoln. Nkii., Feb. 14, lSdl.
Eu. II Kit 4 ld: Lincoln ia all excite
ment ft the Prohibition Question
which is the absorbing subject in the
Legislature'. JJoJi sides are here
mouse from all parts of tle State and
each one is striving to carry its point;
it is as yet difficult to prophesy how
tiie matter will end. Tim anti pro
hibitionists claim that the Slate has
110 right to make laws which will ruin
their business without paying them
for their losses, while the other side
holds that when the needs of Sox-iety
require a police regulation to be en
forcedf injury to property or the de
struction of that property which may
result is not subject to compensation.
The supposition is that the person who
may be the objective point of th reg
ulation, is compensated by the general
good of tho community. It is on this
principle that prohibitory laws have
been sustained by the courts in Hue
states of South Carolina, M:tss.
Alabama, 111, X. II. and Iowa and we
hope that we will be able to say the
name of Nebraska. The following
letter from John 1. St. John to Geo.
Woodford, shows how the amendment
iu Kansas is affecting the people of
Tiie Amendment in Kansas,
Hon. Geo. Wuwdford, Lincoln Neb.:
My Peak Slit: The effect of the
prwhibilor amendment is plainly visi
ble in the interior towns of the slate.
Saloons nre rapidly closing, and with
the stringent legislation that we expect
to secure during the present session, I
have reason to believe that in less than
six months there will not be an open
bar in Kansas.
Instead of the amendment injuring
Kansas, we exct to derive great pecu
niary ben fit therefrom. Tha result
will be to give, the people mora broad
and less whisky.
So far as immigration is concerned
we expect the greatest tins year that
we have ever had. It will be compos
ed too, of a class of industrious, wide
awake, energetic, inonU, sober men,
women aud children.
No one will leave the stata on ac
count of the adoption of the amend
ment, except possibly a few saloon
keepers, gamblers and others with
whom it has become a second nature
to hang around grog-shops. This class
of people Kansas can spare, and Xeb
raska is welcotm to them if she wants
them; and all she has to do to get them
is to encourage the traffic in intoxica
Kansas was never in a more prosper
ous condition tiiau she is to-day.
The prohibitory amendment will
come as near suppressing the whisky
trailie, as prohioition against horse
stealing doe3 to suppressing horse
thieves. Xr prohibitory law that has ever
beer, passed has had the effect to entire
ly suppress the evil at which it is aim
ed. Kansas can and will enforce prohib
ition against the tiatlic Ui intoxicating
liquors. SaIotns are a curse to any
people, and Kansas will never again be
gr.i'ty of giving legal sanction to that
which everybodo knows to be wrong.
Very I nil v yur friend.
Jo 1 ix l Sr John.
Aniaaofthis city who for years
has been a slave to whisky, and realiz
ing the danger which ho was in,
went to hear Col. Woodford aud before
the evening was over he determined
to reform; he knew that hn had a terri
ble battle to fight and that ha was
weakened by his diseased appetite, aud
fearing that he was not strong enough
to withstand the temptation, waited
untill nearly all had left the hall, and
then seizing Mr, Woodfod by the hand,
begged him to pray for him, saying
that he believed in God and that he
would answer the Prayers of such a
man a3 Mr. Woodford. Tlie great no
lle soul of Mr. Woodford overflowed
with compassion, and the two men
knelt down upon the floor and implot
ed the help of Almighty God, It wai
at the same time ajgrand and sad sight,
a great strong man asking the help of
God to give him strength to battle
against the awful curse.
One of his strongest points ia ''The
home" consideration. He claims that
there was not a mar. in the audience,
no matter how hardened by sin and
excess: or how long the por fellow
had been tosed a hope'ess wreck on
the sad sea of a drunkard's life it made j
no difference if the desolating cup had i
torn the last vestige of hop from hi j
pour heart, while he still huhls the j
power to grieve over ihe lot past and !
its old homestead; while memory still I
holds ujon the saving influrwees that
once surrounded him under that now
mouldered roof-tree, and while ;i com
bination of love and serrn'.v Fends the
hot tears to his eve. I know that man's
l"svj ivDiauu u i aji'itii iota ni'b wij'.ti- i
ted, and I know that us the. I'oet has j
said, "While tiie heart h many j
cham hers through whiih ihe feeling!
roam, The innermost iss.tuc-t to the j
old, old home." !
Dan. II. Whhklhh, Jn
A Crow Baby.
Nothing ia so conducive to a man's
remaining a bachelor as stopping for
one night at a house of a married
friend and being kept awake for five
or six hours by the crying of a cro.13
babv. All'cros and crving babies
ne4rrrnV.TH"iMers to make I Ijem PvDOnft With Neatn8S3 b3patCIl.
?ZlZati dd:i'7fT reTvrv-'"
i !7. , ; , ; ' r I I t I It Fall! t &Mr .ra, . 4 -.
MA C II I NE S II Ol S !
Kejxurer of steam hngines, lioners.
Saw and Grist Milli
UAH AM STKAM FITTl-nJH.
froiiRht Iron ripe. Force and Lift ripes.Stenm
GaiKf Safety-Valve (iovernors. and all
li!...'a of ftrass Engine Fittings,
repaired ou short notme.
FARM M A C H I N E M
NEW HARDWARE STORE.
J. S. DUKE
Has just opened an entire new stock of hpid
Nest door west of Chapman Smith's Irut
A Full Line of
SHOVELS, HAKES. SPADES aua
ALL HARDEN TOOLS.
XAILS. NAILS, NAILS, ly the Ket,
HOPE, POWDVE. SHOT, GRIND
A Full Hue of t I TI.J'.KV.
Nperial Hates ti Vttildrts and Cu
' AH Hood
old as lot
s thev Hi"Kibiv cau be
ST11E1GIIT & JULIE!!,
Harness linn iifttctitnrx,
and all kinds of harness slock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL T DONE oh SHOUT NOTICE
- NEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER,
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
"SfS'-Kememlicr the place, Opposite He:..
P.oeck's Furniture Stoic, on Lower Main Street,
ST HEIGHT d- MILLER.
FRED. D. LEHNHOFF,
31 orniiii? Dew S-iloon !
South-east corner M.i n and Sixth streets.
Keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
noma Constantly on Hand.
J. F. BAUMEISTER
Furnishes Fre-h, fine Milk,
Special calls attended to, and Fresh Milk
from same cow furni-hud when wanted. 4!y
LIVERY SALE AND FEED
Carriages always on Hand
HEARSE I FUNERALS.
take hstotice 1
I want all of my accounts settled to date,
aii'l I shall do in, liore credit huiness. All old
accounts must he settled up. and im iiim ones
will lie made. Cnless sm-li accounts are settled
Shertlv they will lie sued.
I wi'sh to do a strictly c:sli business ' future
JOHN SHANNt. ..
All kinds of
Neath; dr' I'roinjifp
Horse, 3Iule& Ox Shooing,
In short, we'll slioe anything that ha?
four feet, from a Zebra to a Giraffe.
Come and see us.
11 Filth Sf between Main ard Vine Streets.
e corner from the nkw IIFKAI
Retail Liquor Dealer,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
I'LATTSMOrTH, .... N KB.
Billiard Hull and Saloon on Main Street, four
doors from Sixth at Neville's
BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, '. LES,
ilenienihrr ihe Name and Place,
W. D. JONES.
Successor to Jones & Af-new J
Again takes charge t.fthe Old
Brick Livery Stable,
I'LATTS.MOL'TII. - - NF.F.KASKA.
The old J'.onner Stsildes. in l'lattsniouth. are
now leased ly tV. I). Jones, ami he hn
on hand New and handsome accommodations,
in the shape of
HORDES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES,
. I am no-.v prepared to keep HOKSE.S
FOR SALE ? TRADE.
Train and Break Colts
On Heasonable Terms.
That with plenty of room (that every one
kno'r I havei ii' niv stable. I can rct Farm
ers' stock and wagons, loati of hay, &c.. under
cover, Mi.fiv they wiil keep drv.
Tin'.i.ki nr all the old patrons for their liberali
ty. I soiictr their trade for the future, fatisfied
Hi I 1 can accommodate I Hem belter and do
beltei by lliem than ever before.
V. I.. JONES.
Fit A XX ELS,
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
I.are stock of
BOOTS and SHOES
CL0EI) OUT AT COTS
wu in fact everything you can rail for in
the line of -
cash faiu foi; hidfh AND FURS.
AH kind of country oio.iuce tuLen in ex
J. C CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Dealer In
J ETC.. ETC ETC.
Livery, Feed & Sale
Or an Old Stable in nerc hands enlirthj.
The New Finn of
PATTKHS05 & DIXON,
open the old j
mi the Corner of Cth snd Pearl Streets-witli a
New Livery Outfit.
;tOI HOUSES AN1 AI1FS at all
HORSES FOIl SA LE, ' '
HOUSES VOL HUT -4 A U UI.U.
HOUSE KEPT VY THE OA V OK IVEEK.
Call and se;; IWTTEMSOX & DIXON
NEW BRIuK YARD.
1 ;lin I'oiiij; o
21 KE BRICEZ ,
mis s,..n.s una want ...
MAKE THEM CHEAP.
Ili:it t oi1e o.i.i IiikI'1
VRICK HOITSES IXSTEAH Or FK.l.MK.
I sliail eonirs.t ;i;i'l
Build BRICK Houses,
tlie cominjj year iiiiil m.uM like those
Intending to ISniltl to
Hive me a call before lool.ii:t clscnliei
At my place on Washington Avenue or, M 9.
S. White' Store iii Main Si reel. riattHruouUi,
once more comes forward with an entire new
IFVILI, f' WIWTEB
Slot-it of the finest 1'icce Ootids ever luo!ii;lit
into I'iaUsiuouth ! !
EVKI5Y CAI1MKNT CUT IS
WARRANTED to FIT
Hundreds go there and they are
Shop opposite the Com f House, (live him a
call ami examine for yourselves. 4slf
SIGN, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
ME NT A L PA I A TEH,
Shop over the IJrick Ulock next ti
PLATTSMOUTH. sly NEB.
Successor to S.i;e I'.hothkus.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, ZINC.
At the old Aland opposite the new Hotel.
Making & Renairin0, Done.
MONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In I lie basement of Merges' .Stor,
ri.ATT.SMOl.TH, - - '- NF.BKASKA.
One door east of the V. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
WAV IOAHt'H T.lllUM.
Cigars Temperance Drkiks
On baud at the counter.
U in a uldo and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for players Mid seats for visitors.
En. Oi ivrit. 1. 11. Ml'KI'HY.
Manager. lltf l'rop.
JNO. IJOXS & SOX,
BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS.
At O. (iuthman's old store.
A FULL LINE OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
NKW AND FKKSH.
of every description.
Choice and Fancy Candies
and all kinds of
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS,
of the best brands.
CHRISTMAS TOTS, dC, dC,
in endless quantities.
Fresli 15 read Daily.
Don't fail to Call.
381y J. DO XS & SOX, Props.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Uctail Dealers in
Aao. street. Corner of Fifth.
I'UATT.SMOUTH, - - - - NEB
Still Better Rates for Lumber
The Most Siiccetsfu! Remedy ever discovered
as it is certain in Its effects and docs not Mis
ter. Ali excellent for human tlf.li. Ul Ali
From a Prominent Physician
Wa-Uiiutom ill:-. Ohio, Jane 171 li. ls-o.
llK.lt. J. Kemiai.i. A- r.. ileiit : Heading
voorailvcrtiseiiient In Turf. Field and Farm, of
Kt-r.ilall's Sia in ( ore. and haviin; a valnaiile
and speedy Horse m hicli hail heeu I: from
stiavin eijilitt-en mont lis, I seiit to yon for a
bottle by express, which in six weeks removed
all lameness and enlarecinciit and a la:s-splint
fr.mi another horse, and both horses are lo-tlav
as sound as colls. 1 he one bottle was worm to
n e one hundred dollars.
Respectfully yours If. A. Rf.ktoi.i.kv. M. I.
Heed for illustrated eirenlar nivinn I'ositive
Frotif. 1'rieeijl. All rtruifaists have it or can
?et it. for yuu. I)r li. J. Kendall & Co., projiri
tors Fiioshurgh Falls. Vermont.
Successor to S;m.Et;ri. & Nikman.
IITE CIGAR ,
And dealers la
SMOKE11S" FANCY ARTICLES. SMOKING
Special BBANO-i aud sizes of CIGAK8 made to
order, and satisfaction guaranteed. Cigar
cl! pilings wiid for smoking tobacco.
Mai" Street6ne il?"r wctt of J. S. Dukt's store
(huHitz Pout O-Tict.
A crrtm a care lor 7irrVOu3 f
Debility, Som I nal Weak-'
ness. Impotence, etc.
1 be Becipe nsed In my iiraciiea for 26 Vcaxr
act! an illunirated book of 00 pairei frlvlDj; full ui
ructions forelf-trUncot, sent f rep, Addres -.
V.H. T. WHXIAHS. 436 L mrr k. U.j-te. Ua '
! C II I'lSI-I',
lropi if tor. ;
: Fiour, Com Jleal tt Feed
I Alway on luuirt ami for s:ile :it lowest cash
ices. I lie liini'M H ! s p. nil lor or;i imi ,
nn. Funicular allciiuoa k'vcii custom worn. -.
It yon v an ;;py
File or Ornamental
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - MIMIASKA.
'1LLUST HATED FLORAL J'JDH?
For 1M1 l:m Fleu ml H-iok of I' m'-s. O .
Coloicd Flower I Male, ii m I ivc I! :i:r.i! ions, u ii t
I le-c: IpSioos of t he lo st I Ickmt- ami c t l
Pics, ao.t Pli-eclloiis for vi-oHto-: , ml y wi. ctn.
In Ktisjisli or I irrmaii. 11 v-'O af'ci ;-i .1 it
tier -t eds !-tl lift I lie M cel:i.
V M'K cctl are fie !( I.I t'icuoii.;
The Kl t'K tl. il I "K ill I i-l I !i"- !' v t am
jjroH t hem.
VickV Flower : ml t. t:tl 'e (iartYit. I
l'ai:'". 1. 1 il r-.l IMate-t. Vi Ko.'r.tvim's. r oi
.To ccpl-. In paper covet . : I c 1 i t l-'iiiil cloi '
In I. rim. in in luili- Ii.
View's Illustrate!! Moulliiv Ine
I'much. a foli red Plate Pi evert' limu'vl ami
many line KiiKvavInu. Price ?i..'" a year: J
Five f ojiles for .s.'i.im. Siccinifi nu lilicr scut
for 10 cent : 3 lt i.il eoi.' for -. cent .
Address. I.itf .1 t M s it k. );,u in te I . N. j
TROY "CITY " TaUNDEY. .
PI. ITISlllll TH. w.n.
All elders prompt I) aMemh d lo, ut iccon
i:Me charges totti
Palace Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
I'nder Frank f airnth's new ,lcw !r .More.
HOT Ac COLD BATHE
CLEAN NEW PLACE,
AN NEW PLACER
umt now ic the lime to fct 1
SHAVFI) SH AMI'llllKII 1 1 A 1 1 : ( IT,
or niiytliliit'.cKe iu tlie tmorhM way, at '
John lloono's .New hop.
Corner Main and Fifth Street-,
IMHttHiiionlh. n N-l rusk.
'"(Twmk jT: iim i;i:toa7
W i ne s, Liquors
a I Gr -A! lR, S
Main Street, opposite t he ( uni t House.
This place Is JiM upeiieii. u, ir. i;ood goons o
all kinds. We want to keopa good house m.d
please our customers.
HE M EM It If R THIS. 'Jy
1EI J& 1$
Jj 11 J-W I'J
HERALD ! !
Pf ?)77 jfitpe r
OF Tin: COUNTY.
For tbe Nsf Year,
we shall offer very low club
rales on !., hi st papi-iM ami
inaazincs in Ihe I'ninn.
Wi shall also piil.i.h and issue a
i;;iii4Uoni!) I II tist i alfl
Herald Amanac !
for each of our snhsci ihor.s. at Christ
And try and nnk'- the pay.i r
BETTER AND STRQITGSR
-A. 1ST ID
JizLLcr ofJSTc i rs
than t nr.
and fji-t ymr friends to yire ns a lift
The More Help We
Get, Ihe Better
J. A, MacMurphy
$2.00 a Yean
- n,t.j ' . ML., A nil U Jij
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