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jlNO. f. y.iACyttURPHY, - JiDITOR.
I' L ATTSMOUTII. AUGUST 13. 1881.
Republican Mute Central Couimittpe.
Tlie members of the Itepublican
State Central Committee of Nebraska
are bereby called to meet at tlie Com
mercial Hotel, in tlie city of Lincoln,
on Wednesday, the 31st day of August
A. I). 1881, at 2 o'clock p. in., for the
transaction of such business as may
properly come before the committee.
Jamks W CAWts, Clim'n!
Cuete, Neb., Aug. 12. 1881.
tall for a Meeting of the Republican
Central Committee or
Tlie Republican Central Committee
of Cass County is called to meet at
lght Mile Grove, or. Saturday, Sept
Jd, 18S1, at 1:30 p. m.. for tbe purpose
of calling a County Convention, and
the transaction of such other business
as m;;y legitimately coin before theui.
J. A. Ma Mrnrnv, Chairman.
TJIK COMMITTEE A KE I
II. M. Bushnell. 1st Ward; G. W. Fair
tield,2d Watd;M.U. Murphy, ad Ward;
L. C. Stiles, 4th Ward, Plattsmouth;
J. Q. Adams, Tlattsiiioutli Precinct;
15m Drost, Hock BUilIs; J'S-se Irwin
Liberty; G. W. Adams, Avota; Sam'l
IJi. hardson. Mt. Pleasant ; J. Y. Polk.
Lia-ht Mile Grove; J. T. A. Hoover.
Louisville; I. X. Woodford, Centre; .1.
W. Thomas, Weeping Water; Al D'x
on. Stove Creek ;S. W. Orton, Elm wood
H. G. McFailand, South Uend; M. 1$.
Abbott, Sail Creek; A. Ueeson. Green
wo(nl ; A. A. Laverty. Tipton.
Gen. W. S. Hancock is in Boston.
The Indian Chiefs are on their way
Hon. Church Howe, of Brownvilie
is slowly recovering.
A WOMANb Suffrage Convention
will be held at Kearney in October.
THE Soldiers' Reunion will be held
on the old fair grounds near Lincoln.
The condition of the President was
discouraging. Tuesday. He was not
able to keep anything on his stomach.
The IIekald acknowledges the
receipt of a complimentary to thtOtoe
Co. Fair, to bo held at Syracuse Sept.
3th to filli inclusive.
The exposition building in Philadel
phia was sold to W. C. Bartlett for the
use f the New Jersey Central Rail
road, for 9 7,000, the 15th.
gugMM mil ijMMmaamaB
Monday night one of the employes
in the Watchman efliee, Omaha, upon
leaving the room left a light burning,
when tlie lamp exploded; but the lire
was extinguished before much harm
The law enacted by the last Legis
latuie, known as Sloe u tub's high li
cense bill, has been pronounced con
stitutional and valid by the State Su
preme Court. From this decision
there can be no appeal.
The IIekalb acknowldges the re
ceipt of the Mills County, Iowa, Prem
ium List, printed in G'enwood Opin
ion Office, it is a very nicely printed
pamphlet, and a credit to the cilice.
The fair will be held at Glen wood,
September 14th to lCth, inclusive.
The Western Newspaper Union of
fice, at Omaha was entirely destroyed
by fire yesterday morning, the cause
of fire not known; the loss about 8,
00 or $10,000. Geo. A. Joslyn, the
manager, was taken out of the build
ing in an unconscious condition; over
come by the smoke.
Hon. T. L. Schick, of Brownvilie,
died at hie residence August 9th, af
ter a short but very severe sickness.
Mr. Schick was one of the Representa
tives from Nemaha County, to the
State Legislature last fall, which posi
tion he filled with honor to himself
and his county. He leaves a wife and
children to mourn his loss, as also a
large number of friends all over the
Last week's issue of the Omaha
Watchm in contained an ;rticle in
which Geo. Edgerton, of this city, is
naid to have made remarks derogatory
to the standing and character of otir
County Judge, A.N. Sullivan. In tbe
Omaha Bee, of the 10th, Mr. E. replies
denying that he had ever made any ob
servations to the editor of the
Watchman concerning the 7udge,
giving the lie direct to the atate
ment. Bad on Mac.
IN consequence of the decision of
the Supreme Court in tbe Omaha test
cases, as to the constitutionality of the
Slocumb bill, the saloons in Ibis city
have mostly closed their doors for
good, and in one or two cases the pro
prietors have converted their establish
ments into temperance resorts. This
U hard on the old topers.
It is very doubtful whether any reg
ular liquor saloon will be opened here
as long as the Slocumb law remains in
effect, as it is almost next to an im
possiblity for any one to meet with
the strict requirements of the law,
and scarcely anybody can be found
that would allow his name to go cn a
license bond. It would be an absurd
A Happy Engineer.
The home of engineer S. M. Carhsrt,
of the Utah and Northern Railway,
has been gladdened by a son born to
his wife at 2 o'clock this morning.
Mother and child are both doing well
and Carhart is able to receive the con
gratulations of his friends. Ogden
We have known Carhart for a long
time, and expected hiui to distinguish
himself in soma way but e were not
prepared for this As the train grts
heavier we hope there may be no hot
journals, broken rails, misplaced
switches or slipping of eccent.ua.
A DIV OF 5,LSIESC.
A ULOOUY OUTLOOK.
The President Gradually Improving
Otlicial Bulletin, Executive Mansion,
8:30 a.m., August lo. Tho president
did not rest as well as usual Sunday
night until towards 3 o'clock. Ilis sleep
was not sound and lie awoke at short
intervals. His stomach was irritable
and he vomited several times. About
2 o'clock he became composed and
slept well until after 7 this morning.
His stomach is still irritable and his
temperature rather higher than yester
day. At present his pulse is 108, tem
perature 100.2, respiration 20.
12;30 p. m. Since the last bulletin
the president has not again vomited
and lias been able to retain nourish
ment administered. At the morning
dressing the discharge of pus was free
and of a good character; since then his
pulse lias been more frequent but tem
perature has fallen to a liltle below
what it was at thi3 time yesterday. At
present his pulse is 11S, temperature
i)'J, respiration 19.
0:30 p. m. The irritability ot the
president's stomach returned during
the afternoon and lie has vomited three
times since 1 o.clock. Although the af
ternoon rise of temperature is less than
it has been for several days, pulse and
respiration are more frequent, so that
his condition is, on the whole, less sat
isfactory. Pulse is now over 130, tem
perature 93.6, respiration 22.
Washington, August 16. At 11
this morning the president' pulse
j stood at 120. Physicians thought then
i if the temperature went down and the
i pulse kept up till 1 p. m. it would tie a
' sign of death '1 he pulse has ibtcded
12 degrees, but the temperature has
also gone down three-tenths. Surgeons
say nothing now, but evidently enter
tain little if any hope. The fall o;
temperature, though slight, is regard
ed as serious and foreboding worse re
sults. It is true the puise has fallen
i some, but tho temperature is now be
low normal, which U u most danger
ous symptom. The Htoiuadi still refuses
food and injections are only partially
successful, but life cannot lonj: he
sustained so. Surgeons stick close to
the president, watching every move
ment, hoping a favorable turn. All
information shows the chance for life
very slim. Surgeons do not give up
tho case and that is all can be said.
The president Uoos not rally a particle
remains about the game ur.il nothing
can be done to give strength, llope ii
all that is left and not much left to
base hope on. Despondency now pre
vails the white house. The ext'emo
heat which prevades the masion, even
in the offices occupied by the clerical
force, is almost oppressive. No con
veisations are carried on. The most
sanguine are fast losing hone and cail
ers may be seen leaving the mai.sipn
with a look of despair upon their coun
tenances. While this feelini' of des
pondency is very general theie are
those who yet maintain that the pa
tient will raily. among whom are
Genu. Swain and Rockwell.
At 2;4" t.'jeje was nothing definite
to be learned at tliu iyhite house, ex
cept that the president ty.i letter.
An ominous silence and quietude ptrr
vaded. Nothing could be had from
surgeons. There is positively no im
provoo;ent. THIS MA.rS.ION CLOSED.
11 p. m. The mansion has just clos
ed lor the night. .Secretary lirowi;
lis just come from the surgeon's quar
ter and reports the president sleeping
quietly at this hour. Also, that his
pulse has decreaevd within the last
two hours, and no vomiting bus occur
red s'nee four this afternoon. Their
ii at this hour a more hopeful feel:ng
about the white house.
Executive mansion, midnight. Ev
ery thing is quiet about the waijejon
and there is n. indication of an unfa
vorable change in the president's con
dition. Dr. Hamilton was driven di
rectby to. Attorney General MacVeigh's
and will not visit the mansion until
THE VEItY LATEST.
Executive mansion, 2 p. m. Dr.
Bliss reports nu vomiting has occurred
up co this hour and adds; "The pros
pects are good."
Secretary Ilitt has not
Blaine has started for
and cannot tell when he
Assistant Nereta ry Ilitt sa she ha?
not heard when Secretary Blaine will
arrive. It is understood to be a fact,
however, that he is on his way here
Mrs. Garfield accompanied her by son
James, look adn've of about an hour.
The Jady endeavored to look cheerful.
She continues to bear her trouble with
Th last bulletin Tuesday cast a
gloom over attaches of the executive
mansion and the greatest anxiety pie
vailed. The change which occurred
was even noticeable in the expression
and conversation of private Secretary
Brown, who, from the rst, enter
tained the most sanguine opinion that
the president would recover.
Dr. Bliss says that in his opinion
the president has more than even
chance to get well. He is retaining
the nourishment wl.jch was admin
istered during the day and tking ev
erything into consideration the cuie
still looks hopeful.
Mis. Garfield is said to be as cheer
ful as circumstances will allow, and
entertains a strong belief that her hus
band will recover.
Washington, August 15. The fu
neral of Maximo Jare,, u.'nister to
Nicarauga, took place Sunday h tit,
Mathews' chuich. attended by Secre
tary of State Ilitt, Attorney General
MaeVeagh, Postmaster General James
Judge Advocate, General Swaim, ami
J. Stanley Browne, .he president's
private secretary, the last two repre
senting the executive mansion.
SFOTTLl) TAIL'S SUCCESSOR
Official Account of tlie Conspiracy for
the Dethronement or'.'pot."
Washington. Aug. 15. The Indian
bureau received another report from
Agent Cook, lit Rosebud Agency, about
the killing of Spotted fajb He had ar
rested Crow Dog, the inurdnr-r, and
Black Crow, as an accomplice, and sent
then) to Fort Niobrara for confinement
until tli arrival of the United States
marshal. They will be tried for mur
dr by the laws of the territory. Black
Crow ;iSjdred to be chief in hu-s pf
Spotted Tail, and had organized a gang
of adherents. Ci' Dog was his first
uAaiatant. The murder of Spoiled Tail
was the result of a regular conspiracy
to put him out of the way and put
Black Crow in his place. Bhick Crow
made no concealment of thi. but
boasted of it. Cook appointed Whit
Thunder temporary chief to succeed
Spotted Tail, and recommends Spotted
Tail's son be appointed by the interior
department to succeed his father. The
prompt ui .., of the murderers broke
up the conspiracy. .J1 is quiet at the
Up Country A Little Gab about a high
Old Place, Ac, &c.
Georgetown. Col., Aug. 8, 81.
To quote that oft repeated, much
abused term: "Here we are." at George
town, Col., the jumping-off place of the
world, somebody told u on the train.
Don't s-nd a paper up here, though,
with that in, because they think this
is tin- centre of the universe, and we
wouldn't like to hurt their feelings,
you know. As we haven't more than
a hundred subscribers here, it doesn't
make much difference what the IIeu
ali says of them, It is the queerest
looking place I ever saw, backed right
up against a mountain, in a little flat
place, facing tlie road lu Denver, and
does look as if one had really reached
the end of all roads and trails. There
are two outlets branching out like a
V, from the upper end of the town,
but they are so narrow, and look so
much lie mere trails, that you invol
untarily feel that you are shut in, as
the mountains rise on each side of
the gulch that Georgetown lies in. The
town has about 4,000 inhabitants, but
does a very large busiuess and con
tains a great deal of wealth, as it is the
nucleus for a number of rich mining
districts, up in the mountains," here
abouts, and the end of all railroads at
Tlie V. )'. are trying to push on over
to Leadville. though, and the I). & Rio
G. R. R. are trying to get this way. If
they keep on, they'll meet in a canyon,
and then youll hear some tall swearing
about the right of way. It's just like
mule teams of old, on a mountain pass,
only they swore at each other in good
round "damns," while the railroads
will hire lawyers to do the swearing
in Court sumeujiere.
The air is wonderfully clear, though
just now is theii "rainy season," and
the queerest little squirt-gun showers
drop down on you, just as if somebody
opened a sprinkler for about ten miu
ute.3 to half an hour, up above, and
then it's nil over. J.u the middle of the
day the suu is very warm, but the ev
enings and the nights, Oh, Glory! Af
ter 93 to 104 and 10G in the shade in
Nebraska, what do you think of an
overcoat Sunday evening? Well, I
wore my Spring overcoat, and was
coihforfalde. Ve slept under one sheet,
two blankets, a light comforter, and
"spread" and oversheet, and then were
not quite happy, because another blan
ket wouldn't have hurt any. This mor
ning I donned a heavy undershirt; it's
a little weighty now, but this evening
will come just right. What kind of
weather did you have Sunday?
FROM DENVER CI,
on the Colorado Central, to Golden is
a level, rather bairen sort of country
only where irrigated, and patches o
grain arp;jr along the road here and
Beyond Golden we begin to enter the
mountain passes, and it is odd at first.
ike everything else, those who have
een it often, don't think much of the
set nery, and perhaps the most of my
readers have read about this country
so often that they won't thank me for
;?! raoie of it; so I'll make it short,
and U30 r.3 fw adjectives as possible.
There are just the ragged ppaks piled
up, of all sizes of rocks on each side,
hundreds of feet high on an average,
and some running into the thousands,
at places, and the railroad and creek
running alongside, and that's all. The
creek is called "Clear Creek," but it is
muddy all along here, owing to the
piace or bytipHdi.c mining above. Be
fore the railroad went through, it does
not seem possible for a mule trail to
have existed. It Is about as wild as you
often get it. The road follows the
winding of the creek, and the turns
are so short, it would snap you off the
hind e:;d of the car quick enough, un
less very careful and ;gssessed of a
good grip in your hands. 5fou cu.n see
the engine and head cars any time out
of one side or the other, and the litMe
narrow guage "burro" engine puffs and
snorts along al 12 to 15 miles an
This is quite a summer resort, It has
mineral springs and baths, and there
are lots of Nebraskans there now, viz:
Low Crosey and wife, Capt. Phillips
and wife, arid a lot of other fellows,
more or less. We saw none but Mr.
Calvert. f the B. & M.. who stood on
the depot platform and grabbed us by
J.Ji? paw ;jn alighting. He returns to
day, but leaves Mrs. C. for some time.
FROM IDAHO SJ'ItlNoi
to Georgetown the valley widens, and
a good wagon road runs first on one
side of the creek, and then the other,
swapping with tlie railroad, as it seems
Just above. tiu-i'O an saw the first
"buirus," which are only little nalfr
grown jackasses, used to pack ore and
traps up and down the mountains.
.At intervals the little glades along
the crtv bottom, horses and cows
were feeding, not big npidy in Ne
braska, but a few of each. The horsep
looked thin, but hardy, and the cows
were, many of I hem, quite well-bred ;
but I don't see where tiity got enough,
The queerest little miners hats and
numbers of abandoned "prospect holes"
can be seen. Above Idaho the houses
become I,Hre human, and some look
old-fashioned. coy ,rd home like.
BACK AT GEORGETOWN.
Almost everything to use, wear and
fat is shipped in here, which to a per
son rroi rj.-h producing country
seems very strange. 'i:'nl.z? water and
ore are plenty; other necessaries nrp
aij brought from elsewhere.
It is singular wjtha! how really lit
tle difference in prices there is in jiiany
staples. Fruits, grain, etc., are about
double price lo us. Hay about per
ton, and all comes baled; no it costs
something to keep a horse here, you
The streets are narrow, and the lots
small; level ground being scarce and
valuable, tut more; it costs so much
to clear up the ground, and make it fit
to build on, that wide streets, great
lots and alleys would bankrupt the
owners. When you buy a "lot," so call
ed, to build on, you really buy a pile
of rocks, and have to blast, and pry.
and bury, and drag off the rocks, and
then haul in a id I to make a yard. So
you see. the less you put down, the
more yi u pick up, and nobody wants
a "big place." The result is, the town
is very compact, which adds to the
novelty for us Nebraskans with our
uselessly wide streets and roads.
From where we stay we can over
look the whole town, and it seems so
brief and "sudden," that the old horse
man's term in a race occurs forcibly
to nie: "Why, you could cover the
whole thing with a blanket!" .
We are going 1.100 feet up to the
"Shively" mine to-morrow, and then
709 feet down again to the bottom, to
see where the ore comes from; that is,
the rest are, and I shall if I feel stout
enough. As wc can ride up to this mine
on a tramway, it don't take much mus
cle to get there. About Friday we
want to go to "Grey's Peak" to a big
mine there where we shall have to
ride and climb a mountain trail, and.
Oh Lord! what locking things they
are! Everybody says the horses and
mules never slip, and never fall; and
I'm going to take the mule's wo-d for
it, and give him an extra feed of oats
if we get back; for I know one thing
if he did fall, the biggest newspaper
liar on earth couldn't guess where we
Then we want to climb on beyond
the mine to the top of Grey's Peak, 14,
900 fer t above sea level, and the high
est point nearly in the United States.
If I get up there, I'm going to say my
prayers once real good, because I feel
that I won't often g-t where they'll
have ltss distance to travel, provided
Heaven is upwards; and secondly, be
cause I hate to ooice down that crazy
trail, and may not, in fact, get down;
so, all considered, that's a good place
for one solid petition, any way.
Now, as I don't know anything about
mines, can't teil a piece of ore from a
chunk of stone as yet, and am exceed
ingly tender-footed, I'll shut down on
this melange till I see more, know
more, and feel like writing more.
J. A. M.
GEORGETOWN OX A BENDER.
Tho Kttiuy SeipronA Storm Cloud.
August 12th, 1881.
It's raining out here, raining for
big money. How is it in Nebraska?
We thought we had come to a dry
country, to a country where they had
to irrigate or "irritate" the soil, as an
old deacon once said of Nebraska.
Well, this kind of weather irritates the
tourist, whether it does the land or
not. Last Monday a storm-cloud burst
at Idaho Springs and washed the track
out j so we've had no mails Bince. Yes
terday it rained al! day, and CJar Cr'k
was booming last night. Of course, ev
erybody here says it never did so be
fore; they don't know what to make of
it, and all that sort of thing; but it
rains as it ever did in Nebraska all the
same. My "squirt-gun" showers" turn
ed out regular hydrants, but they say
it usually only rains ten or fifteen inin
litea every day in the 'ndny season-"
(Continued nexl week.)
We publisn the fallowing
Capt. W. B. Gates who was Provo
Marshal of the o'd 2d Cavalry Divis
ion, and an otlioer in the 3d Ohio Cav
airy, hands us the following relic of
tne capture of Jelf. Davis. It is the
original report of Col. Pritchard of the
tth Mii.-!).. Cav. and a paper which
Capt. Gates preserves as a memento of
the last distinguishing act of his old
llt. QiniS , 4th Mich. Cat.,
Abbyville, Ga., May 11, '65 J
Capt. Scott. A. A. A. G. 2d Div C. C.
M. D. M.
Sin: I have the honor to report,
that at daylight yesterday af Irwins
ville I surprised and captured Jt1
Davis and family, together with his
wife's sister and mother, his postmas
ter general (Reagan), his private secre
tary (Col. Harrison). Col. Johnson A.
D. C. and Jeff's staff, Col. Morris, Col.
Tubbick, Lieut. Hathaway, also sever
al unimportant names and a team of
5 wagong and 3 ambulances, making a
most perfect success had uut a most
painfui mistake occurred by which
the 4lh Michigan and 1st Wisconsin
collided, which cost us two men killed
and Lieut. Bouhell wounded through
the arm in the 4th Mich , and thieo
men wounded in the 1st Wisconsin.
This occurred jwst at daylight
after we had captured the camp
by the advance of the 1st Wis.
not properly answering our challenge,
by icfiicii ility were mistaken for the
I returned to this point last night,
shall move on to Macon without await
ing orders from you as directed, feel
ing that the whole object of the expe
dition aie accomplish d. It will take
rne at lta.t three days to reach Macon,
.e;ire75 pines out and our stock
nuch wealed. I hope tw laaru
I have the honor to be very respect
fully your obedient servant,
B. I); PRICHARD,
Lieut. Col. 4th Mich. Cav.
A. A. A. VI. SU ItlV. Lj. f . .U. j
-Ottawa (Kas.) Republican.'
A Trareler's Storj.
After spt-iuiiiiii mouths at Europe
and American watering places and
thousands of dollars locking for health
I returned home disheartened and
wretched. I had consulted the best
physicians and traveled far and near
without benetii, and expected to die.
A friend urged a trial of Parker's Gin
ger Tonto. Three buttles and careful
diet have worked wonders and bfOi.ght
me excellent health and spirits, and
you may publish my experience for
the benefit of similar sufferers. A
Cincinnati L:idv. 20t4
The J.4-year-old daugnter of Sitting
Bull is called "She-Who-GIances-al-Vou-as-She-Walks."
This 'is better
fian jiysng a girl who glances at
every i.ej greani saloon 'between
f.he theatre and the borne of her proud
fcire Who lieeps a
Sek -Proiosals for IJids'
"(0nr tmptraute Column'
EDITED UT THE WOMAN 8 CHMISTIAX TIM
" For Jol. ami i.ome. and Native Land."
AT bisk j Petition.
The following poetic petition is sup
posed to have been presented to
the Texas legisla ure, and from the
way the Prohibition resolution was
defeated, it seems to nave worked like
a charm. We only give a few of the
names signed to the poetical verses
such as "Ileal I breaker," Widow
Maker", 4 Brain Steal-! " "Destroyer"
and many other wholesale and retail
liquor dealers. It begins: To the
Hon. House of Representatives of
O, men. of lliis Ue LegUlaiure,
Just listen a moment, we pray :
Doa't think we'd abuse yoartrood nature.
By what we are going to say,
There's a sentiment Jut now prevailing.
Your petitioners very much fear,
Will result in unjustly curtailing
Our traffic iu whisky :ind beer.
Fanjtiea are ripping and snorting.
And women are as crazy a loons,
And co!d water fools are cavorting
And .singing their temperance tunes.
They ay we're the source of a'l evil ;
That each dirty gro-ehop In tow n
Tays a license to work for the devil,
Iu draKgiijii society down.
They say we're doj(tu) the nation ;
That wc-'ro traiuiu;; each boy for a sor ;
That we plunge him in wild dii; taxation.
Then steal all the money he's got.
Trud, his money goes into our pockets.
And the simpleton's locked in a cell
His name on the criminal dockets.
Ilia coal 0:1 the "fast line" to hell.
We don't like mucU to talk of this matter
Tim fact is. we never can know
When a drunken mau dies in the gutter
Which way liU iVeeil spirit will yd.
True, there' many an orphan au 4 wit ow.
And homes tliat are deaoiate in.tde.
And er many a hcariii-klouc a shadow.
Where tlmsuiisiiina of gladiiess-ouee payed
True, tho utcnt ol l'e cti.ncs ure committed.
When whisky hxt maddeued tlie br.iia ;
Dui, ii rich, they are tried and acquitted,
nccanse the poor fools were insane."
And its true, iu our traps on the aTenue,
Each year there are huudreds that fall ;
Jut, then, Wsj replenish the revenue,
And that will atono for It all.
But the right that Society owes us,
We rum-sellers claim to a man.
To bal'de all w ho oppose us
And make all the drunkards we can.
And if frail humanity totters
When waves of Temperance assail.
And the bark at la-t sinks 'neatli the water.
That over its weakness prevail.
Who dares charge the crime on th ssiler,
liacause his laint-julips were Due,
If some poor uuforumate fellow
Falls dead at the Bacchal shrine.
This tliing that they call prohibition,
Is opposed to ail law and good sense ;
The doctrine's a base imposition.
And the harm it would do Is immense.
The treasury full to overflowing,
With money that we've 'punched" iu.
If you stop all the whisky from flowing,
Keccipls will be wretchedly thin.
But wedeaier were ne'er known to waver.
We're plucky as ever you saw ;
We have justice and right iu our favor,
And plenty of "sand in our craw."
Tlie landmarks our fore fatliers planted
Are fast diappeariug from sight,
Aad new-fangled statutes are wanted.
To rob honest men of their right.
Don't let tlie thing go to the people.
They're as easily moulded as wax ;
They'd vote every corn-crib a steeple,
If you'd promise to lighten the tax.
If you're true jo our friends and to duty,
W hen anotlmr eleetiou comes round.
You'll find there's a force and a beauty
In standing on good "license" ground.
Now, noble and wise legislators,
He true to your instincts to-day.
And sit down on these vile innovators.
Your petitioners ever would pray.
Tlie Friends of Temperance in Vir
iiiuia ajt) energetically at work can
vassing the State iu fa vor of local op
tion. Furopean di inking habits sustain
40,600 breweries and consume annu
ally 2,259,000 gallons of malt liquors
Dr. llichardson declares that the vi
tality of the English nation is de
creased in value at least one third by
The Presbyterian General Assembly
of tlif? (iomioiau of Canada declared
in favor of total abstinence Und pro
'Hie Keligious Telescope says: "The
time litis come for men in Ohio to vote
as they pray upon this whisky busi
ness. Thirty thousand persons have pe
titioned the Georgia Legislature ask
ing that the people of the state be al
lowed to vote on the prohibition of the
liquor tratlic. Tbe petition was GOO
feel long ami had names from every
The Wesleyan Advocato says: The
best people in Georgia are looking to
the Legislature, now in session, to
take some wise and worthy action
in relation to prohibition of thw curse
and plague of tlie age the whisky
trains. If the present legislature re
fuses to give the people a chance to
protect themselves against this crime
of the century, let the people vote an
everlasting vacation from public office
to those who, being their servants, as
sume to be their masters. The people
have a remtdy- let it be used.
Dr. Cu ler says in a recent letter,
''If you draw a iino across Enrope you
will iind that neariy all the drunken
ness exists to the north of the fiftieth
degree o latitude. There is some in
temperance in the south of Europe,
but it is not common. As you go
north the havoc of the bottle increases,
and after all the observations I have
maie I am persuaded that the nations
iu which drunkenness' most abound
are Great Britain, Ireland, and Amer
ica. Possibly liussia may be added to
this disgraceful list, and al3o those
tribes of American Indians who have
had too much contact with the whites.
Cured of Drink i eg.
"A yucg friend of mine was cured
of an insatiable thirst for liquor
which had so jrostrtited him that Jie
was unable to do any business. He
whs entirely cured by the use cf Hop
Bitters. It allayed all that burning
thirst ; it took away the appetite for
liquor; made his nerves steady, and he
has remained a sober and steady man
for more than two years and has no
desre to return to his cups. I know
pf a number of ethers that have been
cured f drinking by it." From a
leading R. It. Official. Chicago, 111.
The Herald acknowledges the re
ceipt of a complimentary to the Saline
County Agripultural pair; the ex
hibition to be held at Crete, Neb.,
September 2lst, ?2d. 23d and 24th.
4- NAsnyixtr: woman cofprpitted
tiiioide because her huhaiij persijte)
in eatintf Liml'urger chee&n. Here in
a hint for iiuabantU. The racket may
not always work, but it can be tried.
Th ree G roves I tems.
Aug. 15th, 1881. Ed. IIekald.
The rain that fell on Friday night and
yesterday moruing was received with
great thankfulness throughout this
vicinity although net enough nor at
the right time for -the late corn and
The dry weather has injured the
corn crop lo a great extent; late won't
make anything but fodder; early
planting promises to be fair and will
make more than a half crop.
Considerable small grain has been
threshed. The y ield so far as beard
from runs from four lo five bushels to
the acre. Oats 'generally very gotd
and is about the only cop that pays
Potatoes will be very scarce unless
plenty of rain comes soon.
Haymaking has been iu progress
with a few for the past week. The
hay is good and turns off a good aver
age to tne acie, but the acres are get
ting scarce and the haymakers will
have to go farther went ttlis year than
Ed. Kennard and Mr. Smith ef Rock
Bluffs have taken a contract on the
new railroad in the western part of
the county. Two or three of the bojs
from this vicinity and two or thie
from Kock Creek have gone oat t
work. 'Some of them e in Srnday,
and say thing are getting to be quite
lively out there.
Billy Irwin went west to Denver
and other points last week.
The fciibUuh 6chool of this place has
changed the hour of meeting from
p. m. to 7 :30 a. m.
Some improvements in he neigh-
bornood ot late. Mr. Doc Wiley has
pa in tea ins dwelling ana barn re
Mr. T. II. Young has made, quite an
addition to his residence by adding a
new porch. James Wiley is following
suit by making a new yard lynce.
The neopjo nre dissatisfied with
tri-weekly mail from Plattsmottth to
Neb. city and want a daily mail.
Wesley Ellington of Kansas City,
Mo., and a brother of Y. R. Ellington
of Kock Bluffs are up making a visit
He called at Three Groves on Sunday
a week ago.
Kev. 11. A. bweil lias two more ap
pointments to make here and then he
goes to conference.
The telegraph line running south
ward frem Plattsmouth has been re
paired up in tip top order. Mrs. Elisha
Carrvll has been quite ill for a few
days. She is improving very slowly.
The thermometer indicated over 100
degrees for several days about a week
ago but she is coming dowit now.
Weather very cool and clear with a
southeasterly wind. Reporter.
Blue Hi) Notes.
Aug. 13th, 1881.
Alter a long ury spell with only a
little local shower now and then, we
have had a nice rain. Weather lias
been warm mostly in the day time
with cool nights. Crops look reason
ably well, rn some sections rather
light. Was iu Kansas a few days,
ago. That hot wind four or five weeks
ago played hob with their early corn.
but if Jack I rost don t come too early
they will have enough. From what I
can see and hear there will be a better
crop in this latitude, at least from
Hastings to ueioit titan there was
I heard of new wheat that weighed
sixty-three pounds per bushel.
This is a good country but if a Cess
Countyite would ask my advice about
coming west, I would say like the
Philosopher Whatshisname said about
getting married: "don t ; that what I
think about Cass county.
Politically, we will probably be in
favor of the proposed woman suffrage
amendment; otherwise it Is Beany
straight Republican, with a small
membership in the other denomina
tions. Will close far this lime wishing
that I had the faculty (I guess that s
what it is) of saying much in a letter
Respectfully, Uno Who.
GKAIN AND PRODUCE.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1881
Parley, No. 2...
5 .Kii,5 75
QHii. 1 0
1 50&1 75
NEW YOK.'v MAKKKTS.
Nkw Yokk, Aug 17, 18fet.
Wheat, liye ....
Aiil'; 17, I!
3 1 .'-ii i& Oil
1 t 1-1 19
S5 7S&S6 35
3 756 3 50
3 50,5 00
THE POWEK OF ARRESTING DISEASES
displayed bv this preparatiiiu is hoimniMy
acknowledged by the Medical Faculty in every
section where it has been introduced ; and the
lurt;e sale is th hest guarantee of the estima
tion in which it i held ly the public. For the
effect produced by
FELLOWS' COMPOUND SYRUP OF HYPOP-
(ICxtrai t from a letter.
Li MASs'.'March 1, 1876.
Me-srs. Tki-LOW s Co., St. John. N. H.
lii-tit-: I have ir-i.-ribed your Mtud (bel
lows' Hyppho;plii:'s. in my practice, for
Home huhdre!s of iiatirnt. where it in-e wax
indicated, w it'i unite s:tt it-factory rcmilti.
J. A. MrAin iil'IC.M. D.,
32 South Comuioi St.
Ej.Dl'.IDGF. S1MPHON. M. H , o: Hudvpu
Kilt?S ; ' ' '
;-r have used iM Syrup of Hypophosphite.
mafle by Mr. Fellow, in cases ot Consumption,
and other Lung and threat difeases, with the
moft gratifying results.''
clit' lS CJ.A. M. .. of Pu;:wa-Ji, S. fi
"I Know of ei better medbdne for persoDB
suffering from rxauM ion of the powers of the
Brain and Nervous Syctem. from Ions contin
ued study, or the eouirh following Typhoid Fe
ver. &c.. &c."
CIIANDLER CRa NK, of Halifax, N. S., write- :
"I have uod it freely in my practice, both in
diseases of the chest, as Consumption and
Bronchitis, Ac. and in infantile diseases of thp
niima via. or Stomacli and Bowel, with emi
nent BUCCC'S. "" '
KnrsaJe by all Oonrsnds,-
j-X.i r rsHOLVii. kk'u.".
Repairer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw and Grist Milli
UAN AM STEAM FITTlftlli,
rouht Iron Pipe, Force and Li 411pai.ate.1ju
liui: fcafefv--V alv C.jvt-riior.,
in kaff ry-.vaiVii liovt-riiora.aua an
Kiu- Of liliUH
u-aoi iHiuei Engine r nungf.
repaired on short notice.
(Go m jpo u nSj i ?f -C
B0NS' BRICK YARD.
Ia the rear of the Bonnor Stables
OK FOUETII STREET.
READY AND FOR SALE.
Will do Contract Work and Guarantee
J. I.OXS fc SOX,
15m3 Plattbrnouth, Neb.
than anywhere west of the Mississippi Itiver
NEW IMPLEMENT BOOSE
Main. betw. Third and Fourth Streets.
East of Court House,
PLA.TTSMOTJTH ZCT H.IQ
ALL KINDS OF
the boat and latest improved patterns.
Satisfaction U ua rantecd .
ALL FA TIME US
know what I keep, and my Spring and Su. nicer
stocn is now ready.
Give Gorder a cali.
Anything needed on a Farm can be fcund here
In addition, I have added ail kinds o.'
Buggies 1 Wagons
O jti. Xj
SF"DOX'T FORGET THE PLACE.
OAfla week in your 011 tow n
puvoutfit free Address, II. IlALLKTT & Co
E. G. Dover &Son,
AT THE OLD ST A If D,
Still find themcelve at home to Cass County
Fanners ami all their old customers.
We have this Winter our us
ual full and larger line 0
goods than, "perhaps, evei be
fore. As the growth of the
country has demanded target
stocks, and of a better class, ipt
have endeavored to meet that
Hats, Caps, Gloves? Mittens
for Winter wear, we have a
large and varied assortment at
0f all kinds. Dress Trimmings
of the latest styles. Buttons in
endbss variety. ou,r lne of
is exceedingly large, and we
think, well selected.
LADIES SHOES MEN'S AND BOYS BOOTS
AND SHOES, CHILDREN'S AND
to suit all persons and all purses
A very full line f -VL.HVAKK
which you muxt fee to" select from.
Sugars of standard grades,
ippnnofthe finest qualities, selected by our
PftfFpnn of many brands, especially our own
uulluun brandcfKKK.su koaltkii cokkk.k
called the "MEKIQL'E." Try it and see, Lefore
purchasing elsew here.
Dried Fruits of all kind, fresh and sweet.
Fresh Crackers a Specialty.
CANNED GOODS from all tpiartera. Very fine
GREEN WINTEK APPLES
by the barrel or biiKhel.
In all these brandies we shall en
deavor to cell an low an any one. and
an is poxsiple to do a sound bchi
s. We Invite attention and will
how all that call our goods. Don't
be afraid to ask for what you want,
and call often and early.
37U13 ii. (J. DOVEY & SOij. I'lattsmoiUh Neb.
SILVER HELICON BAND,
TIIIHTEi:.V M CM IS Kit 5,
Is now fully prepared to furnixh music for nnv
(4 r.d all occur lona.
A Tiiorougli Organization
with a complete and well eelected reiertoire of
BRASS BAND MUSIC.
Orders respectfully solicited. Term reasonable
Apply to J. P. YOUNG. I. O. Book Store, or
J. EINLEY JOHNSON. Sec'y.
Successor Jo, Srr-tiiEt & Xikman,!
And dealers In
SMOKEllS' FANCY ARTICLES, SMOKING
Special BRANDS and sizes of CIGARS made t.
order, and satisf ictitm iaraiiteed. Ciar
Vitppinga bold for smoklrr1' 'fcacco.
Mai"- Street, one door west of J. S. Duke's store
Opififite iPiuit Office,
FUBNISIIfXO OOO U3
- :o :
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS
Lare stock of
BOOTS and SHOES
COSIO) Q1TT AT COST.
and in fact erryt:;-.'- you (- cad for in
tjie liup oi
CASH TAID FOH WVKS ANI YVRS.
AU kinds of country oroduce taker n x
Slp 5 Sel Gold
en Tonq-. rcedl
Daniel t. Bcatty, usliinKtou. N..I.
MOI.I OS I TA i:tm
mill khlnuril toall niiMn nr
UnUflrlo:; l.MV aol term ur par.
mrnt t-nnv. Mrnd Tor Catnloxn-. IlOlt
A'K UATCKNA "0., Mai iilaciiucrs and
dealers. h'M hroadwitv. New York.
AWARDED THE AUTHOR?
A ni-w A Tit Mii, al Work,
wfTntil th lMtand clir np.
et, inilimn.xMs r,rj
mtta, rntilloit "ihitFt imu-nol
J bound in tinit Kranrli
IDURlin.ftintMmVMl.f iii; Kilt.CKO
PkKOK.oiintainHlM.itut il ul ntrl
priraonlj fl lAnt I jr mi.il:
llitiafr.fii1 ,,inn!. Am . i
1 . . " "
, .-.--" Mllniiimnmrbr W 11 I'aii.
HOW I HI SELF. Ktu Ko.4iJu:unch.tiu.
now. Ailrlrrsa I'mxri Mfdi
(a Medicine not a Drink.)
Hops, Hndm, : Mandrake, Iijintlclion
and the purest and best medical ipiaht es of all
all disease ot the Moriiiicu, Oowclf. Blood,
Liver, Kidney and Criiiary Oivaim. Nervoiin
iiiiks, hlcepIc'snesF, anil especially 1'ciiiiilo
Complaints. Ask jour druceist for Hop Bitter;
and try them before you np-ep. 'l ake mi other.
Send for circular. Mop Hitters Manufacturing
Co.. Kochester. N. Y.. ai;d Torohto. Oi l.
Auy'pcri-on to be sei ioin-ly 111 without a weak
ftomach or inac!ie liver or kidney-? And
when these oifiann nre in trooil condition do you
not tliul their pofsencor eujoyiiiir flood health?
Iarkr'i .iiiecr To nli: alay. regulate
theft important orfrnn, and never fail to make
the blood rich and pure, and to fretjj:t hen ev
ery part of the Ftcin. It lia cured hundred
ot des airing invalids. Ak your neighbor about
W. F. MORRISON, Prop.
Constantly on Hand.
at Lowest Rates.
Main St. between 4th and rth St., North Siite.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEJi. l'JIy
QCC HERE! S5 h E0033 for N clt,
U S.lUl.rll.1. liu.,l.-rH. OVI I kU
mmmmmmmmMm 11 aluublc tttot.ty i ikn, Serrrt. ; HI Kicn hit.
Iurri Ui"F junli.a IVii; I Mr. I Trot: I VlTrr jiUlwl
M.ld.r : I l'l.io HnlJ.r ; I Kt.l,hrr tip I'mcii I' '" F.nr.1.
I: 12 iketli tn, P.Hrr; I H.MI IU-k thai liinnr focai,
..4 tfcin.t. S.errf for gl,,,in lintu, (biff Mmnrf tclltnf a..
rat.) All aest for Fifty Cento, siuupi ukm. a .lore,
li-.l.a. I7S.J IMOX BOOa O, BsrdraUwa, Xrw i,rrj.
It you want any
Fire or Ornamental Brick
J, T, A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
HEW HHICK VAJM).
I have now a new Brick-Maker from the east
130,000 No. 1 Brick
Now Keadv aud for .sale. Come and Kvi'ininc
tl.ein for Yonifclves. If they
fall on a man oir u''
Will Not He Undersoil fcr a Quassiif ! Bnci.
I am also now ready to Contract for
all kinds of buildings and to yul
up any kind of work in
JEIiHV II A HTM AX.
At my place on Vaihiiigton Avenue or at K.
S. White's Store on Main Street, riattsinouth,
Livery, Feed & Sale
Or an Old Stable in new hau!x entirely.
The New Firm of
PATTF.KSOA & DIXON,
open the t
STREW JIT BAKU
on the Corner of eth ;.nJ IV.ul oUci i- wnn
New Livery Outfit.
GOOI HOUSES AND CAKKIAOKS at all
HOwf.vs ran sa lk.
HOUSES JIOUCUT AMt SOLD,
HORSES KEPT liY THE HA I" OH WEEK.
Call and see I'ATTKUSOX PIXOX
All ki.uli of
HA KM IMI'I.KMKKTS
d- Pro mi) In
Horse, 3IuIo& OxSIioclmj,
In sJiprl, we'll sitae anything that har
U ti, ironi a Aahru to a (Jiraffo.
Come and see u,
Ii Hlth S'
between Main ar4 Vine Street.
e corner from the Nf.w f I KU A I
HurnesH Man ufmturers,
Rnd all kinds of IttinoM ntock, constantly on
Kepainng ol all Kinds !
NEATL Y DONE cy SHORT NOTICE
1TEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORER
And Satisfaction Gtiaranlt-ed.
JiCenieriiber the place. Opix tite He..
Boeek's Kurnilure Store, on Lower .Mhiii Street.
ST RE I GUT & MILLER.
LIVERY SALE AND FEED
Carriages always on Hand
and,.lbl..l?!t,,0f m' nettled to date.
I wish to do a stiictly e.-vdi busiav fui ui
Si. Whtill A rial-ai v-rnwi n At i-i T k . - . ."ii .1
i. actual,, ,,r,?t. w"-
mlarvou a Co., Clinton f itt, ttvw !-