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PLATTSMOUTn. MAY 19. 1881.
TnE Senate adjourned from Friday
Stanley Mathews was confirmed
on the 12th by one majority.
Assessors Fairfield & W'ooley tell
us we have over 5000 people.
The Bee has put on its new sum
mer clothes and they are pretty one3,
Geo. W. Curtis (Civil Service He
former) says the President has made a
"Politics make strange bed-fellows"
or rather unmake them. Just
see the Bee and Senator Saunders
We never yet accused Senator Tefft
of being a gay Lothario, but some
things we saw Monday excite our
The N. Y. Times not a Conkling
paper does not think the President's
course will harmonize the party in
It would be a singular thing if we
shouid all live to see President Gar
field more friendly to Conkling than
to Blaine, and yet there might be
Fostmasteii James ruling that
bogus newspapers and prize advertis
ing sheets have no regular circulation,
is timely and wise. It is high time
newspapers proper had some protec
tion through the mails.
The Odd Fellows of this place have
secured the services of Hon. Schuyler
Colfax to -lecture here Jim 13th.
His lecture, we understand, will be
n partly on Odd-fellowship and partly
reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln.
We are among those who do not be
lieve that President Garfield has in
tentionally slighted Senator Conk
ling. We are among those who do
not believe that Senator Conkling is a
hard man to get along with. Tecuni
Wk call especial attention to the
Temperance column this week. The
article about the Temperance move
ment in Georgia particularly. The
Southern states contrary to all preced
ent seem to be taking advance steps in
the temperance movement.
Curtis (in Harper's) is quite right
in saying that the contest is purely
personal and not one of principle, and
"therefore does not appeal on either
side to the sympathy of republicans
who see in spoils and patronage the
pest of politics and the danger qf the
Not in a bitter factional spirit, not
as an enemy to one man or the other
do we wish to view this party differ
euce, but in a square manly Republi
can fashion,, recognizing that both
wings may have made mistakes in the
past that may yet be healed in the fu
ture. But a short continuance of this
party strife ruins us all.
Judge Hashberger left at the
Sun office Monday a collection of va
rious stones eat'hered up along the
slough the day before nearly all be
ing petrified wood ana uor.es, wasueu
out by the Second Flood. Among the
number is a piece of a jaw bone, and
from its excellent state of preserva
tion and'the evident signs of long and
constant use, it is supposed to be that
of a woman. S. Sun.
Samuel B. Jones has been ap
pointed Gen'l Ticket and Passenger
Agent of the U. P. We have known
him for many years, have slept in the
same cabin, on the same puncheons,
and drank from the same calabash and
cove oyster can in the years gone by,
and most heartily rejoice in his good
fortune, and hope it may be only a
precursor of the good things in store
The Omaha Republican says:
It is plain that the president pro
voked a needless i3sue, with slight oc
casion, be as absolute as it may his
absolute right to "be the president."
It is a grand thing "to have a giant's
strength,"but it is not a necessary proof
of greatness to "use it like a giant."
Had President Garfield permitted
Collector Merritt to remain in the
office to which every principle of
wholesome civil service reform accred
ited and entitled him for the unexpired
portion of his term, and had he found
for Judge Robertson a place of high
responsibility and honor elsewhere,
his right and title to "be president"
weald have still been recoguized and
indisputable, and there would have
been no one to question his greatness.
Repualieax papers should be the
very urst to shew up fraud and cor
ruption in their own ranks and no pa
per is true to it3 party which does not
expose theft and corruption in the or
ganization it pretends to serve, and
the paper that is so wedded to its par
ty as to be unable to see and expose
trickery and jobbery does more harm
than good. . When Gen. MacVeagh
look his seat in President Garfield's
cabinet he was the unpopular member
of that body, but since the prosecu
tion of the Star Route thieves, the
people begin to recognize in him a re
publican who can prosecute a public
thief no matter whether he may be a
republican or democrat. This plan of
hushing up the thefts of republican
officials is not what is desired by the
rank and file of the party. Lincoln
Ws wish some unpopular MacVeigh
would take hold of the politics of this
state, there is great room to earn a
nams and fame.
Women Never Think.
If the crabbed old bachelor who ut
tered this sentiment could but witness
the intense thought, deep study and
thorough investigation ot women in
determining the best medicines to
keep their families well, and would
note their sagacity and wisdom in se
lecting Hop Bitters as the best med
icine, and demonstrating it by keeP
ing their families in perpetual health,
at a mere" nominal expense, he would
be forced to acknowledge that" such
sentiments are baseless and false.
GREATEST NK.WS YET.
Something .that Sever Hap
pened 15 e fore.
TWO V. S. Si: VtTORS RESIG.V.
The Robertson-Conkling Entente re
sults in the Resignation of Senators
Conkling and Piatt of New Fork.
Special Dispatch to the Bee.
Washington, May 16, 4 p. m.
The absence of Senator Conkling from
the meeting of the committee on ju
diciary, this morning was the first in
timation that there was any trouble
brewing, but there was no time for
coniecture before the announcement
of his resignation was made. This
coup d'etat i3 said now to be what was
presaged in the Senator's famous
speech, reported in dispatches to the
Bee, in the caucus a few days ago. It
is also believed
a "stalwart" method'
of expressing disgust at the policy of
the president in ignoring the senator
from any state in filling the most im
portant offices in his state. This ac
tion leaves the democrats in the ma
jority in the senate, but it is expected
no advantage will be taken of that
circumstance. The senate is now in
executive session, hence no expression
of official opinion can be obtained.
A BOMB SHELL BURST
in the senate soon after it was called
to order in the shape of the resigna
tion of Senators Roscoe Conkling and
Thos. C Piatt, of New York. The
communications were in the usual
form and were addressed to Vice Pres
ident Arthur and announced that the
resignations had been forwarded the
governor of the state of New York,
find requested that the announcement
of the fact be formally made to the
senate. The announcement was re
ceived by the senators present with
genuine surprise, but the senate im
mediately proceeded to the transac
tion of routine business, and at 12:25
o'clock went into executive session.
The following was the brief an
nouncement of the senator:
Washington, D. C. May 15.
Sir: Will you announce to the
senate that my resignation as senator
of the United Stales from the state of
New York, has been forwarded to the
governor of that state. I have the
honor to be with great respect yuur
To Chester A. Arthur, Vice President.
A HUM OK SURPRISE.
At once there was a hum of surprise
all about the chamber. The demo
crats looked anxiously at each other
and smiled. The republicans tried
to be calm, but more than one showed
intense anxiety as to what would
The vice-president then handed an
other communication to the clerk
who read a3 follows:
Senate Chamber, May 10th.
To the Hon. Chester A. Arthur, Vlee-Fres't.
Sir: I have forwarded to the gov
ernor of the state of New York my
resignation as a senator of the United
States from the state of New York.
Will you please announce the fact to
the senate. With great respect your
Thomas C. Platt.
To add to the sensation of the mo
ment, it gained circulation that the
vice-president had also resigned, but
this was speedily squashed, that offi
cial occupying the chair at the time.
Neither Senators Conkling or Plat!
have been seen at 'the Capitol to-day
and are not now at their residences.
Senator Mahone is also absent from
the senate. The democrats are hailing
the fiasco with delight, but not so
much since it leaves them a tempor
ary majority, as that it seems to pre
sage an inevitable split in the opposi
tion. What will be done in the senate
now cannot be conjectured. "
ABUSE OK THE MAILS.
Postmaster General James ha3 issued
an order directing that sample copies
of new publications cannot be mailed
in quantities until submitted for a
ruling by the department. It has
come to the notice of the department
that parties, not regula'ly engaged in
the legitimate publication of news
papers are from time to time scatter
ing journals, apparently legitimate in
character, and who are under contract
with advertisers to circulate large
quantities of the first issue of .the
paper ; the advertisers having generally
agreed to pay according to the circula
tion which was to be proven by the
postmaster at the office of mailing.
These journals were frequently printed
in large cities and then taken to some
country postoffice, and through the in
advertence of the postmaster, allowed
to go through the mails at poand
newspaper rates two cents per pound
instead of paying third class rates,
which, in the case of newspapers
weighing not more than one ounce, is
practically sixteen cents per pound.
Ready printed outsides have been in
some instances furnished gratuitously
to country papers upon condition that
large numbers of them in one case as
many as 30,000 should be sent to giv
en addresses as sample copies.
Postmasters, Jerome II. Fee, Adrian
Mich .; J. C. Dickey, Marshall, Kans;
Malachi Kiebs receiver of public fnwn
eys, lloise City, Idaho; Moses M. Bare,
receiver of public moneys at Salt Lake
City, Utah. The ' President sent -a
message to the Senate withdrawing
the nomination of Lewis Wallachs as
charged 'affairs at Paraguay aud Uru
guay, at his own request.
The President nominated Chas. E.
Henry, of Ohio, United States marshal
of the district of Columbia; Freder
ick Douglas, recorder of deeds of the
district of Columbia, vice Geo. T.
THE PRESIDENT'S POLICY.
Mrs. Garfield was worse Saturday,
and the President's entire attention is
given to her, so nothing direct can be
learned from him about public mat
ters. It is stated, however, that even aft
er Robertson's confirmation, and re
publican senators have virtually de
cided to confirm him, that the Presi
dent will probably not renominate the
men for attorneys and marshals in
New York whom he lately withdrew.
If the stalwarts of New York follow
Robertson's confirmation by a contin
ued fight against the administration,
the President will nominate men from
the anti-stalwart wing, but if the stal
warts as a body accept the results, the
President will give them the nomina
tions they waut, and if they ask for
the renomination of the men recently
withdrawn, the President will comply.
In spirit the President will be euided
by the course the stalwarts will pur
sue. He is anxious as ever to do just
ice to both wings of the party by div
ision of patronage between them, but
will not put in offices men represent
ing a wing which means to fight the
The great sensation of the week
has been the turning point in the pol
itical dead lock at Washington.
The disagreement between the Pres
ident and his friends aud the Senators
from New York has taken a sudden
and unlooked for turn by the prompt
and unequivocal resignations of the
Senators from that State, Messrs.
Conkling and Platt. Opinions vary
as to its results, many thinking it the
beginning of the dissolution of the
Republican party, others looking
upon the matter as only temporary,
and that when the breeze blows over,
things will go on as before.
The Legislature f New York is in
session aud it seems to be generally
conceded that they will return the
two senators at once to their places,
which they and their friends will take
as an indorsement of their course and
as sufficient grounds for their op
position to the nomination of Robert
son for Collector of the port of New
York, which nomination by the Presi
dent was the immediate cause of the
The democrats are, of course, jubi
lant and think they see plainly their
way back to power and "prestige"
through the unfortunate quarrels in
the Republican ranks. At this writ
ing it is impossible to conjecture
what the next move may be. That it
is a light matter or may soon be
healed up the Herald does not be
lieve. There have been mistakes on all
sides. The present lengthened sitting
of the senate at all was a mistake, and
when it found itself with the tech
nical majority of one, it should have
stuck to its point, if there was any
principle in it, andlefused to go into
executive session until the fact that a
majority, however slight, or even tem
porary, should and must rule. They
had something to stand on then. If
the public service . demanded that
nominations must be made and re
jected or coufirnied, when the Presi
dent made his nominations, they
should have been promptly con
firmed or rejected; that was a duty,
especially in Robertson's case. Had
he been promptly eonfirmid, Mr.
Conkling would nave been obliged to
accept the situation; tn the other
hand, had he been rejected, it is no
more than has happened to other
presidents, and President Garfield
should frave sent in another appoint
ment. The party would have stood
By dilly-dallying and leading
Messrs. Conkling and Platt to believe
they would support them in what is
called the "courtesy of the senate"
they brought the whole matter before
the country, and forced the people to
take sides, thus widening the breach
and intensifying the feeling. The
threat of loss of patronage made by
the President seems to have brought
tnein- all to their knees and they
plainly intimated to the senators from
New York that they dare not brave
the executive displeasure.
We think. under such circumstances,
these senators were jus tilled in re
signing and believe the country in the
end will bear them out in their action.
It was the only way left to settle the
matter, for should the Legislature of
New York return them it will make
good their words that it was not a
personal matter, but one demanded
by the majority of their constituents,
the Republicans of New Y'ork.
If the action of the Legislature is
adverse they are relieved of further
lesponsibility, Robertson will be con
firmed, and the quarrel if it contin ues
uiust be fought out in New York state
and not in the Senate.
Below we give some of the numer
ous press comments from papers of all
classes, many anti Conkling papers,
that our readers may see for them
selves a reflex of public opiuou.
If, however, as is only too possible,
the situation should prove to be such
as has been described, it only adds an
other proof the many already existi.ig
of the lamentable demoralization of
the Senate by the spoils system. It
would only show that the traffic in ap
pointments which has so long been
carried on by Senaiois has blunted
their sense of constitutional duty, and
blinded them to everything but the
petty interests in which they have so
long been 'absorbed. It would be a log
ical consequence of the mischievous
notion that appointments are to be
made, not for the advantage of the
public service, but for the promotion
of partisan, or oftener of personal,
ends. For the assumption that the
service is to be managed primarily for
the good of the party leads inevitably
to the practice of. treating it m-tinly
with reference to" the wishes and de
mands of those who pretend often
falsely to lie tlin leaders of the partv.
Robertson will undoubtedly be con
firmed. Garfield is now known to
have a Jacksonian backbone. The
government of the United States is
divided int tiiree departments ex
ecutive, judicial aud legislative. Gar
field is the executive, and is conse
quently one-third of the govern
ment. Coukling belongs to the leg
islative branch of the government.
There are two national legislative
branches. Conkling is 1-T6th part of
one of said branches. Who should
have the most influence? Conkling's
cause is so manifestly unjust that his
failure in defeating Robertson will be
the beginning of Ids downfall as a
statesman and politician. The coun
try is to be congratulated on having a
president with a strong backbone.
What has Stewart L. Woodford done
since to justify the withdrawal of his
nomination? Was he nominated in
interest of the public service, or in ac-
coruance wun me provisions or a con
templated political bargain? Are the
truly good civil-service reformers, in
cluding the president, prepared to ad
mit that they knew Woodford to be a
bad man when he was nominated? If
not. are they prepared to admit that
he is a good man, and that his nomina
tion is withdrawn simply, because a
friend of his will not agree to support
the Administration? If not, are they
prepared to admit that his nomination
wa3 never made in good faith ? Wash.
It is a great misfortune for the
party that its President should so
completely mistake the feeling of the
party itself that he should apparently
be iguorant of the fact that the mass
of those who cast Republican votes do
not care a fig whether Mr. Conkling or
Mr. Conkling's rivals are suited with
nominations or not, and do care very
much tlrat the service shall be officer
ed by men of character and capacity.
To thoroughly unite the Republican
Party the President, so far as nomina
tions are concerned, has only to select
able and honest men for the principal
places vacant, and enforce an impar
tial standard of fitness for minor posi
tions. There should be the sagacity and
firmness to ignore the traders in pat
ronage, andjto apply to the service the
rules of appointment and promotion
which have been - so successfully en
forced in the Post Office. New York
Washington, May 9. "Y"ou ask
me," said a new republican senator
from a new State, "what I think of
matters, particularly Garfield's coun
ter blow. Viewed in the light of a
prize light, it was a blow well calcu
lated to win applause; but in the light
of one co-ordinate hand of the Govern
ment acting toward another, it is ut
terly indefensible. As the act of the
president, it is wholly without excuse,
and gives Conkling a positive advan
tage. This is either a prize fight or
aot. Garfield evidently thinks it is.
Conkling takes a different view. I
presume I am classed as a Garfield
man. I certainly am to a certain ex
tent. Nor am I an enemy to Conkling.
I knew him in his own State. lie
is almost, if not entirely, a great man
in the most perfect meaning. But,
like most men, he is not always right.
In this controversy, however, I think
him nearer right than Garfield. The
Senate cannot endorse Garfield's as
sumption to 'get even with it, to ques
tion the motives of senators, in fact,
to conduct this controversy as a prize
fight, as he is doing. Cor. N. Y Sun.
"Gen. Garfield has evidently been
badly advised. He lacks good coun
sel. Heie is where his Cabinet is
specially weak. I'm not so certain
that Blaiue himself is not a wrecker
in his intention's. After him there is
no one in the Cabinet who lies awake
nights on account of breakers ahead.
If he did, he would show Garfield how
to steer clear of them. Lincoln has a
sound mind; there is a good deal in
him, in fact, but he is not a born pol
itician. Hunt is no better than a bag
of meal for anything. He is presumed,
however, to be a respectable gentle
man, and a good enough Secretary of
the Navy, as the Navy happens to be.
Windom is a presidential aspirant,
and a nobody in managing national
politics. MacVeagh is smart enough,
a chronic bolter, too cold blooded to do
anything generous or patriotic, and he
hates Garfield; the latter fact being
the mainspring to everything with
him just now. Jam s has a feeling
for Conkling and some sense about
what ho does; but he doesn't see far,
in fact, revolves in a small compass.
So, you see. Garfield hasn't any one to
go to for advice."
You have forgotten Secretary Kirk
wood, I said."
"Well, I didn't mention him; didn't
have him in my mind; and why
should I ? Garfield might just as. well
consult a haystack. He counts one on
the list; the wonder being why he was
placed there at all. So, you see, Gar
field has no one to help him and no
one ever needed help more. He's as
much a novice, in national politics as
he is in the higher matters requiring
HOW "IT WAS TAKEN AT THE WHITE
HOUSE is given authoritatively as follows:
The President has given the New Y'ork
Senators credit for ordinary sense and
discretion, but this move somewhat
shook his confidence in their ju Igtnent.
If the Senators concocted this plan to
jinnoy the President they failed in
their purpose. It gives him no trouble
only so far as it bears on the fall cam
paign in New York. To have that
great State go into Democratic hands
the first year of his administration
would be deeply regretted by the Pres
ident. Frem the recent performance
of the New York Senators he in led to
believe that they will not exert them
selves to prevent this catastrophe.
Senator Conkling has several times
intimated that the President's course,
as he called it, would he. disastrous to
the party in New York, and he seems
to be willing to let the experiment be
THE FEELING AT ALBANY-MAY HiTII.
As soon as it w:i made known that
the Governor intended to send the let
ter of reasons for the resignations to
GREAT INTEREST WAS MANIFESTED
to learn what they were. Both houses
were crowded with spectators, and
when the Senate adjourned, those in
the chamber found their way into the
During the reading of the letter, I he
spectators occupied all the standing
room, and at the conclusion of the
reading, the Speaker was obliged to
order the floor cleared so business
could be proceeded with.
Conkling men are very reticent an
will not Intimate what is to be dne.
The anti Conklingites are in high glee
The time for going into election to fill
the vacancies will be fixed tomorrow.
NEW YORK TRIBUNE.
New York, May 16 The Tribune
says: There is certainly not a states
man in America, who excels our own
senator in getting into qn-irrels with
out eause n.n'ii out of them withaut
digniiy. lie lias kept the ootm.ry in a
hubbub and t lie Xeiiaie in a eondil in
of nervous agitation for nearly iwo
months, because an excellent eetttle
uian. who wi:s opposed to a third t rni
for General Grant, was nominated for
Collector f the Port f New York.
Yesterday's dispatches looked un
favorable to the return f the N. Y.
Senators. It may be t at they dn not
desire to return. b-Ah ca'i afford to re
tire froln politics and live in peace.
We look upon the resignations as the
best thing happening for the party in
either case, and was the strongest
move could be made. President Gar
field could not back down at this time,
would not be asked to do so by any
friend of the Administration. The
Senators from N. Y. could not be ex
pected to abandon a position they
claim to have taken at the wishes and
will of a majority of their constitu
ents. Had they remained they would have
been in the same position as Schurz
and Summer with Grant which would
have resulted in constant antigo
nisms that wouldthave divided the par
ty eventally far more effectually than
did the Liberal move of '72. The only
possible show for future united action
was in this 'course Whether they in
tended it so or not this will prove a
fact. It also leaves the administra
tion in better shape than an open Sen
ate right over the appointment would
"nr tmptrauet Column."
KDITF.II BV TIIK WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TKM
" For God. and Home, aud Native I.a.nd."
Something Worth Reading.
The treat question involved in the Temper
ance movement, i.s exulting at the present
moment more interest among the people of
Hie United States than any other. It has been,
during the past wlntci , under discussion before
the legislatures o( nearly every state of the
Union and the proposition to tubniit a prohib
itory constitutional amendment to the people
has received the votes of a majority ol nearly
every one of litem. Where it has failed it wa.s
where a tv-tiirds vote was required. The
followit g article, written for the Ciiited Pres
byterian, by President Haygood, of Emory
College, Georgia, in H valuable contribution to
the Uifcussion ot the subject, and cannot fail
to be read with general interest :J
No county in Georgia had more
still houses and bar-rooms to the num
ber of inhabitants than Carroll
twenty years ago. Drinking places
ere not only to be fouud in the little
towns, but also at the cross-roads and
country places throughout the coun
ty. No more . unfavorable place for
the success of prohibition could have
been selected than this county. It
was settled by a class of citizens who
regarded plenty of coin whisky and
peach brandy essential to good living.
Liquor was sold without scruple and
drank without stint. Many of the
people spent all their means, beyond a
bare living, for strong drink. Educa
tion and churches were neglected.
Ignorance and vice prevailed to such
an alarming extent that the very
name of the county became a by-word
and reproach in the state. It was
called the "free state of Carroll". The
better citizens going from the county
were ashamed to acknowledge where
they were from. The county of Car
roll was synouymous with still-houses,
chicken-fighting, horse-swapping, pony
clubs, one-ox carts, poverty, piney
woods and ignorance.
The first move toward prohibition
in this county was made at Bowdon.
In the very act by which the town
wag incorporated was a clause pro
hibiting the sale of whisky within so
many miles of the place, lu lb'titf. Dr.
W. W. Fitts moved to Carrollton, the
county seat, and began advocating the
abolishing of the whisky traffic law.
lie stood we.l-uigh alone t,r several
years. With an euergy that never
tired, and a determination that never
faltered, he worked on. lie was
tolled frequently by the liquor men.
but he never gave up the struggle.
Other men moved into the to - n and
united their influence with his. They
managed the prohibition movement
with great prudei.ee and tact. They
did not organize for one election or
one year. After an election, at which
they were defeated by the liquor men,
they did not abandon their hopes, but
began to work for another election.
By keeping organized all the time,
they conserved their forces, and,
though they did not succeed for sev
eral years, they were all the time ed
ucating public opinion. Thus they
prepared to hold the field when they
won it. In Carrollton the temperance
men worked twelve years without
success. In 1875 a bill was passed by
the Legislature prohibiting the sale of
liquor in the town. In spite of all
opposition and abuse, the temperance
men succeeded, and with results that
1. The trade of the town has been
more than doubled. Before the liquor
traffic wai abolished the trade of the
town was about 200,000 a year; now
it is $500,000 a year. There are thirty
stores in town, aud I do not know of
a single merchant among them who
would not vote against the liquor
traffic on purely business grounds.
Some of our leading merchants were
opposed to prohibition at first, because
they feared that it would lujure their
trade. They are unanimously in
favor of it now. The $30,000 that
was expended here for whisky prior
to 1875, is now spent in building
houses, improving, stock, draining
lands and paying taxes. The farmers
are neaily all out of debt. Many of
the men who were spending all their
money for whisky have quit drinking
and are m iking a support for their
2. The argument that nie.i would
drink anyhow does not hold good with
but very fv. Perhaps there are in
every town some few men who have
drunk so long that they are slaves to
the habit. Mich men, would send off
and get whisky and drink anyhow.
But we have learned that, with nearly
all the people, whisky is like water
melons, the supply creates the de
mand. Do away with the supply, and
there will be no demand, as a general
thing. By prohioiling the sale of
whisky in the towns of Georgia we
will soon have a generation of young
men who will have no desire for it
i$. We have two drug stores here,
but nut a particle of liquor is sold at
eitl er one of them. The leading
druggist here told in that he kept al
choiiol in the store, but he used it
only for tinctures. An attempt was
made by one of the druggists to sell
bitters, -but the grand jury found so
many true bills against him that he
promised the people of the town if
they would ttsk the judge to be as
merciful in his lines as possible, he
would never sell another bottle of
billers or drop of whisky.
In a moral point of view, the results
of this movement in our town have
been peifectly remarkable. The so
licitor of tliis judicial circuit says
there is less crime in this county than
in any other in this circuit. Most of
the people hiive joined the church
Pivdanrty is almost unknown. O.ithe
tiain that comes daily into Carrojllon.
no. an olliier or taiu hand on il ever
swears an oath. The soberness am!
quiet which prevail here, even on elec
tion days and court week, strike vis
itors as being wonderful. At a barbe
cue last year, though there were to
gether about 4,000, Col. Thomas Hard
eman, who spoke on the occasion, said
that he never saw a dranken man He
regarded it as something almost new
under the sun. A committee of good
men revised the jury-box, leaving the
names of those out who habitually
drank whisky. The county has been
electing, for the past twelve years,
J)r. B. B. Julian, ordinary, who will
not grant license to sell liquor any
where iu the county, for love or
threats or money. He has done a
grand work for the county, and so
could every ordinary, if he would.
Mr. Moody, in one of his "Talks"
says: "I think also that it is best for a
reformed man to give up tobacco.
I would let that go with whisky. It
is clearly taught that these bodies
are the temples for the Holy Ghost,
and we ought to be careful to keep
them pure. I do not think it is be
coming for a son of the Most High to
be using that filthy weed, and I have
an idea that many a man that uses
tobacco is led thereby into drinking.
I think it belongs to the old nature,
and would I let it go? How is it
with men who have no work using
tobacco? I don't see how they can
afford it; put it on that ground. I do
not think it keeps the body in a
healthy state. I think we ought to be
very careful about the bwly, because
jt is so indent itied with the soul."
It don't pay to hang one cit:zen be
cause another citizen sells him liquor.
SOLOMON & NATHAN
We are now prepared to show at our new quarters, next to Court House, the
Largest, Finest and Cheapest Stock of
Notions, Millinery, Carpets, Jewelry, etc.,
Ever brought to Plattsmouth.
Read and Remember the following Price List I
Embraces nome rare i-tyles la Staple and Fancy Fabrics.
Handsome Summer Dress Silks
Fine Black and Colored Gros G
Lovely shades in Taffetas Beige
Adriatic Stripes, all shades
Real Mohair Melanges
Cazamo Foulards. Brocaded . . .
6-4 Bordures, Elegant
All Wool Cashmeres
Staple Goods EHep't.
...from 5c pr yd up.
,.. ' 4 " "
" 7!i "
" " "
Here the Ladies will find something elegant and nice in the line of Head irear
REAL IMPORTED PATTERN HATS!
Ladies' Hats, nicely trimmed, from 75 cts. up.
Children's Sailor Hats, from 25 cts. up.
'NOTIONS AND FANCY GOODS DEPARTMENT.
Kid Gloves, full line 25c pr pair up. Ladies' Neckties 5c up.
Lisle Thread Gloves 5 " Fioe Handkerchief 5 '
I-adies' Hone 5 " Good Corsets 25 "
Elegant line of Swiss and American Embroideries, from 3 cts. per yard up.
SOME ELEGANT STYLES IN
I'oint Kii!xte L.aeM, Ie ielle Lace. Brabant JLacei,
L.aiijiiedoc Lares, Venice. LurrK, Flemish Laren,
ISretoune Lace, Torchon LaroM. Valenciennes Laces.
ASK TO SEE THESE GOODS.
Carpets and. Oil Gloilis,
FINE FATTEKNS CARPETS FROM 25 CENTS TER YARD UP.
Lovely patterns in CRETONNES and LAMUKE jUINS.
The atovc only comprises a few of the many
which we offer. Call aud judge for yourselves. Orders by mail solicited, which will receive
careful and prompt attention.
President Garfield hixd the un
doubted right to appoint. No one
questions that sind appointing as lie did
we most certainly should have stood
by our appointment. The Senate or
any Senator lias an equal right t op
pose openly, squarely such appoint
ment in the Senate. The question
then was one of judgment alo;ie, and
there would have been n cause for
bitter personal disagreements, but for
bad advisers ai.d foolish friem!s on
both sides, and probably no one realizes
this more keenly Uian the President,
nor regrets it more sincerely.
The Ileiarlit of I'olly.
To wait until you are down oa your
bed with disease you may not get over
for months, is the height of folly,
when you might be easily cured dur
ing the early symptoms by using Par
ker's (jii)ger Tonic. It costs but a
trifle, can never do any Innm, and jo
sesse3 curative properties in the high
est degree. We have known the pal
est, sickliest looking men, women and
children become the rosiest and heal
thiest, from the timely use of this
pure family medicine. See advertise
ment in other column. Observer. 7U
At Solomon & Nathan's clothing store
hunt him up. 1
Cood Prick, for Kale as soon as lmrned. t
BHH'K Y A i"f ,
W ASI-II1TGT O 2T A-VE ,
IMatfxntoiiUi, '. 9.f
JHO. EONS & SON, Proj'rs,
X. W.CORXEi: MA IX AX I) SECON D STK'S,
Xear B. & M. Passenger Depot.
PL. 1TTS 32 r T 1 1 , X K I J U 4 S K A .
Newly refitted a:.d furnished throughout. Af
fording an excellent view of the 11. K Bridge,
it is conveniently located, especially for the
The tables always supplied with the be-t of
-r a vz. Fn"F?jy
In connection with the hou.-e. J.unch baskets
filled at all hour. Tenm rea-or.able. ?tf
Elm Street, near Eighth,
Plattsmoulh, - Neb.
ilade to order.
Brick Yard !
Frank Hi eman,
.from 50 cts. per yard, up.
.. 1.00 . " "
nigs . .
.ft om 40
. " 5 "
Fine Cheviot Sliirtbijji ..
Table Damask, all li .cn.
.from ' 8'j pr yd up.
. " ft " "
SOLOMON & NATHAN.
.Step S Set Gold-
en lonque reed
onlu 465 AiMrtmi
lleally, Washington, N. J.
MAKE H03E BEAOTIFOL. EnavK
Choice riilHertv Lowest priee. Semi flr'at;i
lo'ue ami Price List. AIJKVTH WAKTKIt
Address J. C. M -CURDY & CO., Philadelphia.
'r circular, address
Monroe Co., fs.
SOLD MEDAL AWARDED THE AUTHOR.
A new &grr&t Mlicl W ore,
warranted t h best and cheap
est, iodieperiBftbl to every
man, entitled "the Science ot
Ijife." bound in tinet Kronen
enirraTinjfS. Ili5 prescriptions, -
. illustrated sample, 6 c. : snd
cal Invtituteor Ir. W li Pah.
KHOW THYSELF, "a No.4BuliinchBt.BoaU.
A Grand Combination of Blood,
and Nerve Food.
For delicate females, nun-inc mother and tick
ly children Malt P.iTTKKtt are supreme. Sold
Malt ItiflerM Co.. Roxton. Minn,
Anv person to be seriously 111 without a weak
stoinach or Inactive liver or kidney? And
when these or-ian are iu irood condition do you
not find their possessor enjovim: rood health?
I'arkrr'N (aiuser Tonic ahvav regulates
these imp.ul ant organs., and never fail to make
the Homl rich and pine, mid to strengthen even-
part of the system. It ha cured hundreds
of"desi)iiiiiuK invalids. Ask your neighbor about
U . li 4hk fjAW.
it of to oombirw
inf ctrmjort and health
vrirh .!u.r.r nf fnrai tn
m remarkable daraa, and
ar i0Ay maormca or
i the IlicbMt Award at tn
Wii-j, dticJ ana nDwarda
W .1 " U7...J '
vuijiwnero. l nam ooraeia arw dot iu w incuuia
Exclusive territory given. Agent make thiaa Perma
nent and Profitable bunneaa. Send for terms to Mm.
! RIB WOLD A Co.. 923 Broadway, N. T-, or to. General
We!tm Agents. J. B. Wyrant Co.. Fredonia, W.Y.,
i.li. Pnt.nftin. IX State Street, Chicago, IU.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacture." of and Dealer in
zf-Hstzej .2tid heavy
Also, a full li ;e of
HORSE CLOTHiya, ETC., ETC.
Done neatly and promptly at nhort notice at his
Direetly opposite Post Otlice. Platt.sirtouth.Neb.
None but the best of stock used !
Palace Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Under Frank Car-ruth's new Jewelry Store.
HCT &c COLD BATHS
GLEAN NEW PLACE,
and ttftveiU the time to get
SHAVED SHAMPOOED IIAllt-CUT.
or'anytliinjr.else in the tonsorial way, t
Joliii Koonc's New Shop,
Comer Main and Fifth Street.
I'lattHiuouth. - n .rbr!k.
I am going to
this spring and want to
MAKE THEM CHEAP,
that people can build
lUiWK HOUSES INSTEAD OK' FRAME.
I shall contract and
Build BRICK Houses,
the com m,,' year and wculd like thoe
Intending to IJnild to
give nie a call before looklug elsewhere
At my place ou Washington Avenue or at V.
S. White's Store on Main Street, Plat tsinouth,
GOO DS ! !
JNO. HONS & SOS,
BAKERU AND CONFECTIONERS.
At O. duthiuan's old store.
A FCLL MM: OK
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
NEW AND I KKSH.
of every lt;srrittion.
Choico and Fancy Can (lies
and all kinds of
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS,
of the best brands.
CHRISTMAS TOYS, dC, d-C,
in endless quantities.
Fresh Bread Daily.
Don't fail to Call.
J. RON'S & SON'. I'ropa.
7 bnan A, (J la
Or an Old Stalle in new hand entirely.
The New Firm of
PATTF.USON A: 1UX0X,
open the d
ST R EIGHT BARN
on the Corner of 6th and Pearl Streets ith a
New Livery Outfit.
GOOD IIOPvSES AND CAUllIAC.ES at nil
houses Fon sale,
HOUSES ISUUOHT AXD SOLD.
HOUSES KEPT HY THE DA Y Oil WEEK.
Call and see PATTE11SON A DIXON
Retail Licpior Dealer,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Billiard Hall and Saloon on Mam Street, four
door from Sixth at Neville's
BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, . LES,
Heinember the Xante ami 1'lare,
All kinds of
FA KM IMPLEMF.XTS
Neatly d- Promplp
Horse, MiiletS: Ox Shoeing,
In short, we'll shoe anything that h-tf
lour leet, from a Zebra to a Giraffe.
Corne and see us.
n Filth S between Main and Vine Streets.
UKt uerosf e corner from the NKW HKItAI V
STlt EIGHT & MILIEU,
and all kinds of harness stock. cotiRtantly od
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL Y DONE c SHORT NOTICE
HEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORFER
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
tr"Kemeniber the tdace. f )iiosite llei..J
Poeck's Furniture Store, on Lower .Main htreet,
21-ly STREIQHT rf: MILLER.
LIVERY SALE AND FEED
Carriages always on Hand
I want all of icy account H "tiled to date,
au1 I shali do no .nore credit liiin.s-. All old
accounts must lie settled u;. and no iiev.- one
will be made. Chics' such accounts are ett!ed
lmrtly they will be sued.
I wish to do astiictlyc.-v.sh busbies ,M future
JOHN HI! ANNO...
U, V. Mathews,
Hardware,- Catlery, Nails,
Iron, Wagon Stork,
STOVES and TIN-WAKE,
Iron, Wood Stock, Pumps,
FIELD d- GARDEN SEEDS, ROPE,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET
IRON WORK, Kept in Stock.
.llaKI ne aiid'Itepalriiip,
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work Warranted.
Every wound or Injury, even tv accident or
any disease, entitles a soldier of the late war to
a pension. All pension t.y the Uw of January.
IT. begin hack at date of dn--liari;e or death
of the -oldier. All entitled shouid apply at
once Thousands who are cow drawing pen
sion are entitled to an Ineieio-e. Soldier tiiid
widows of the war of IM2 and .Mexican wiir ir
entitled to pension. Thousandth are yet enti
tled to bounty, but do not know it Feet lu all
caserilo. Pay for evety description of ur
claims collected. Employ an Attorney eld
Iiir in Washington, who can Kite personal nt-t-iition
to your business. American and For
eign patents obtained on short notice Send
two stamp for pension and bounty laws. Al
dres W. T. Fn zciUcAi.D. V. K Claim Atent.
Lock l5ox t.'a, Wacliington, i. C.