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The ; Herald.
PLATTSMOUTH. OCT. 13, 1881.
For Supreme Judge.
For University Regents,
L. B. FIFIELD,
WH. H. NEWELL
JOHN VI. JENNINGS.
K, W. HYERS.
For County Judge,
A. A. LAVERTY.
For Superiuteijdent Fubli Instruction,
For County Commissioner,
SAM 'I. RICHARDSON.
1'. r. OAS8.
For County Surveyor,
G. W. FAIRFIELD.
Mptinr of the Republican Central
The Cans County Republican Committee U
hereby called to meet at Weeping Water, on
.Saturday. Oct. 15th, I8t. at one o'clock. It la
desired that every member ef the committee
be present ; also the candidate on tit ticket
:ire invited to be present. M. M. Butler,
"Bob" Graham made it in Lancas
The Greenback Contention at
Weeping Water, Saturday, took qnite
a number awaj from the fair.
Charley Green, it seems, had a
good deal to say in the late conven
tion, and there is something about a
wreath, that we don't exactly under
stand. Otoe County has the same trouble
Cass complains of occasionally. Out
of fourteen delegates to the state
convention, Nebraska City drew
eight of 'cm.
The Bee thinks the democrats
have made a great mistake in Doug
las County, in their nominations, and
that the Republican ticket -will be
elected by a large majority.
Chester A. Arthur is the first
President of the United States that
the New Yrk Sun has approved
of in years. Whether this is really
a thing to be proud of or not is a
question, but it's so, nevertheless.
If there is anybody with a thim
ble full of feense or manhood about
him that is pleaded with the slush the
Enterprise is sending out as editor
ial reading now, we are mistaken in
our estimate of Ihe good sense and
love of fair play of the cjtizena of
Senator Jones says he went to see
Conkling at Utica for a pleasant so
cial Tisit, and not to discuss politics.
Some one suggests the half-breeds
might have got a step-ladder and
looked over the transom to see what
was done if they are so anxious
Chapman: to use your own ex
tremely courteous and dignified ver
nacular "How is vour G d-d d
friend Bushnell, now?
Better whistle your retriever in Sam.
If vou don't take him out of the wet
soon, j-ou'll never get your money
back on your newspaper investment
But then somebody else will p&y the
Mr. Scoville, Guiteau's counsel
and also his brother-in-law, is reported
as much' depressed bj his efforts to
obtain assistant counsel in the case, he
being able to find no one who will
take the case without an exception
ally large retainer; he was also unable
to obtain good witnesses in New York
and will have to depend upon those
obtainable in Washington.
We are surprised to learn from the
Enterprise that the late delegation
from Cass count)- to the State Con
vention, "headed by Sam Chapman
played no important part." We did
not think he would slur his backer
so and then Geo. Smith, it says
made a speech and that played "no
important" part, too, according to
The Democratic State Convention
will meet in Masonic Hall, Omaha,
October 13th; and as trains reach
there in the afternoon, will not "be
called together until7:30 in the even
ing. Chairman Morton gives this "di
vine notice" to all true blue bour
bons and the Herald circulates it
The Omaha Medical College was
formally opened Monday evening,
October 10th. . Tht building is situ
ated on Mason street, a few doors
east of St. Joseph's Hospital. It is
not yet entirely completed; will cost
when done, about $5,000. The ser
ies of lectures for this season, com
menced Monday and will continue
Thick has been a good deal of
talk about Republicanism latsly. It
strikes us that we remember a paper
that nevor hoisted a Republican
ticket last fall, and whose editor by
his own acknowledgment was a
Greeley bolter in 1872.
Wo believe there has never been
a Republican ticket in Cass County
that has not appeared in the Hirald
in due time and season.
TREASURER WJt. Jl. NEWELL.
Mr. Newell is well enough known in
this county to a! most permit the Her
ald to "p.iss" on hid case without fur
ther cobs men t. Ho has l.een before
the people and they understand his
merits. Elected as Judge of the Coun
ty by a handsome majority, he served
with credit to himself and left the po
sition with a reputation for dealing
out good old fashioned Country J us
tico excelled by none.
In the contest two years ago, Judge
Newell was -J he strongest candidate
the Republican party had, and would
have been elected but for some mis
takes in the conduct of the campaign,
and ths fact that the democrats mass
ed their whole forces to retain a dem
ocrat in the office of Treasurer.
These things the people know, how
ever, and it is of other and later mat
ters in connection with Judge Newell
that we desire to speak.
... It has been urged as an objection to
him that he is no longer a farmer, that
he came to town and lias formed a bus
iness partnership, that some think ob
jectionable. It is due Mr. Newell, we
think, to stats' the plain facts in the
case, although we do not think thai
many people could b induced to vote
against Mr. Newell for such peurile
Mr. Newell left his farm be
cause his wife's heulth was such that
they could not make farming a safe or
profitable occupation. It takes two to
run a farm successfully, and the wife
is of as mucli importance as the hus
band. Under such circumstances he
did just right to remove to a place
where he could have better medical at
tendance and the household duties
would be within the bounds of his
Ho became the partner of Mr. Par
mele, because Parmele had t he mon
ey and Mr. Newell had the time, the
skill and the ku&wledge to make the
business a success, just as any other
man in like circumstances would have
done, and it is greatly to Ids credit and
enhances his value to the county that
so shrewd, so careful and so particular
a mau in his business relations as Mr.
Parraele is. would make or consider
such a partnership of advantage to
him; IJwt he did and Newell has prov
ed a safe, sound business partner,- giv
ing evidence I hat lie possesses the
qualifications sought after by business
men to ensure success. Just such men
Cass County needs in the Treasurer's
otllce, and the Herald thinks if W.
II. Newell is elected as he is sure to bo
this time, the County will never have
placed a better man in a fitter place.
This partnership with Mr. Parmele,
however, was a purely business one,
has nothing to do with his selection
for Treasurer, or his management of
the office. It will e dissolved, should
Mr. N. be elected Treasurer, and there
is no reason in common sense or on
business principles why C. II. Parmele
would have anything more to do with
the Treasurer's office, than Sam. Bark
er, or any other man, or any more in
fluence over the nominee in his con
ducting that office.
COUNTY CLERK J. W. JENNINGS.
John W. Jennings, the candidate for
County Clerk cernes of a good old
Pennsylvania .'amily, was a soldier in
an Iowa regiment, and is one
of the oldest settlers in the state
of Nebraska. Of his competency it
is useless to speak; it is known and
felt throughout the county. John has
made many friends in the past few
years; they stood him in good stead
at Louisville the other day. Feeling
and knowing that we have got a can
didate for this office that can fill the
bill all the time, and every day in the
week, we go to bed at night, to sleep
soundly, believing that seme morning
in November we shall wake up and
place John Jenning's r.arae at the
head of this paper as County Clerk of
Mr. Jennings, by the way, was born
in New Jersey, our own native state,
is iibeut forty years old, and served
four years and over in the Second
Iowa Cavalry. He is also a graduate
of Chariotteviiln College, Charlotte
ville, New York, and like all truly
great men studied law at one time in
his life; overstady bronchi on ill
health; and the breaking out of the
war prevented his practising the same.
He has been merchant, farmer, clerk
and good fellow ever since. Vote for
Joha and you can sleep with a clear
SHERIFF R. W. HYKRS.
The candidate for Sheriff has servul
the people already in that capacit
so well and faithfully that he was re
nominated by acclamation. He has
lived long enough in Cass County
for you all to be acquainted with
him. You know where he comes
from, how old he looks, and every
thing about "Reub" almost that we
can tell you. There are a few things
though, the Herald can call to your
mind, that some of you may not have
thought of. It takes great tact, a
large knowledge of men, and consid
erable force of character to make a
good sheriff. He is called upon to
perform some of the most disagree
able duties pertaining te citizenship
in a free country.
Men will fall out, and dispute, and
the courts will interfere and the
Sheriff is called upon to serve notic
es of ejectment, of distress perhaps,
upon his best friends, personally;
called upon in the line of duty' to ar
rest dangerous and desperate per
sons and to do a thousand disagree
able and unavoidable things, that the
average citizen can and does either
shirk or turn over to the sworn offi
cer to perform. To successfully get
along with the multifarious and im
portant duties of this office and faith
fully stand between the rougher, rud
er elements and those of peace, law
and order deserves the greatest
praise, and certaialy places the com
munity under some obligations to
the man endowed by nature with
the physical qualifications necessary
to succeed and who has by cultiva
tion increased his faculties in other
directions so that he becomes a. safe
guard to the people; the protector of
property, the medium through which
the necessary edicts ot a Court are
enforced with the least friction and
disturbance. All this and more a
good Sheriff does; for the usual Coun
ty Sheriff is called upon to act as a
bailiff, a constable, a detective and a
peace officer of the highest grade.
Mr. Hy ers comes as near to fill
ing the above bill of what a Sheriff
ought to be, as any mau we could se
lect'to fill the place and there is no
doubt of his easy re-election.
To a certain extent the people at
large feel that the office of Sheriff is
so important to their pecuniary and
property interests, that so much de
pends on his good sense and judg
ment, that they are not as reckless in
making nominations for this office as
for some others, but when they get a
good man determine to keep him.
This accounts for the frequent re
nominations for Sheriff all over the
Countrj", and it is a wise and safe
plan. Thieves of all kinds and horse
thieves parficularlj", know and study
the character of the Sheriff in the
count' they propose to raid, and if
he is a man of will, nerve and shrewd
ness they steer clear of that county,
as has been the case largely here;
and we all vote for Reub. Hyers for
COUNTY JUDGE A. A. LAVERTY.
A. A. Laverty, Republican nominee
for County Judge, is now a farmer in
Tipton precinct, but was origin illy
bred to the law. He is held in the
highest esteem by his neighbors, and is
every way a suitable and fitting candi
date for the place his friends have
brought him forward for.
Squire Laverty was born in Jackson
County. Michigan, in 1833, and receiv
ed his early education "U the Universi
ty at Ann Arbor that State. At af
teen he commenced teaching school and
at eighteen began the study of law, and
was duly admitted to the bar about
three years after. Before he had a
chance, howevej, to practice much, he
was called home to take charge of the
farm, on account of the failing health
of his parents. Though not practising
law again his natural legal and judi
cial abilities have been recognized so
fully that he has served eighteen years
as justice of the peace in three states,
viz.: about six years in Michigan, the
same number in Iowa, and about six
years in Cass county, Nebraska. Hav
ing plenty of other woik Mr. L. never
applied for admission to the bar in this
State. We merely state these facts of
his past life to show that lie brings to
the office, if elected, a ripe experience,
fair legal knowledge and that best of
all recommendations, the reputation
of an honest man among his neigh
bors. Ho was nominated because of
his fitness for the place, and without
solicitation on his part and in fact 1
most without his consent until a very
short time before the convention met.
Our candidate is one of the men
ready to stand by the right, when he
sees and knows the right, and his char
acter and qualifications are such that
we have no fears but that the people
of this county will elect him trium
phantly. SUP'T PUBLIC INSTRUCTION C. ALTON.
Cyrus Alton, the nominee for this
important office, was born in Indi
ana, on the banks of the "Little St.
Joe," near Ft. Wayne. His father
r.i3one of the first preachers among
the "disciples," and settled in Indi
ana at a very earlj- day. Before y oung
Cyrus was six years old his parents
died and left the child as the children
ot poor ministers are usually left, al
mcst destitute. At ten he was earn
ing his own living, and at fifteen en
tered the Academy at Newville, Ind.
At seventeen young Cyrus commenc
ed teaching school, and has taught
at times, ever since, in at least four
different states: Ind., Ohio, Mich.,
and Nebraska; five terms in Cass
In 1867 Mr. Alton became a resi
dent of Newago County, Michigan,
taught one term of school there, and
was then appointed by the State
Superintendent, County Superinten
dent of that County, to fill an unex
pired term After that he was twice
elected to the same office, by the peo
ple of that County. During his sec
ond term he got the "Western lever"
bad, resigned his office, soul his lit
tle property, and came ;o Nebraska.
He preached one yea: in PlatUnjouth
and was universally liked and res
pected; then went to Furnas County
on a homestead, where he was grass
hoppered, and "busted," as to means,
completely. Returning to Cas3
County, he has taught, preached and
farmed for about seven years now.
He owns a little home and some
property and has made it by hard
work, having, to use his own expres
sion, "taught winters, farmed sum
mers and preached Sunday-s," (and
we add) all the time. This is one
thing the Hkkald alwtnrs liked about
Mr. Alton, he could earn his own liv
ing anywhere and everywhere, and
they are the kind of men we tie to.
The world is cursed with shiftless
people and too many half educated,
shiftless professional people above all
others, but this man who educated
himself, who has held responsible po
sitions in other states, has made him
self competent, intellectually for the
office, and can earn his own It v
ing by the work of his own hands, it
necessary. What an example for the
young, the very example we need,
and the selection of C3TUS Alton has
been one of the very best the Repub
licans could have made fi r this office.
He is no drcne, but a working Bee
and a King Bee too, among men, for
he is an honest man r. s far as the
Herald knows, and they are getting
mighty scarce to be nominated for
Not a bigot in Religion, but one of
the most liberal men we ever met, a
Republican from principal belonging
to 3-oung, active America, his first
and last National votes were cast for
the two Martyred Presidents. With
such qualifications and fitness for the
office, of known integrity and business
habits, it cannot be possible that Cass
County will throw aside material so
useful for other less known and less
COMMIS3IOXIR SAM'L RICHARD80X.
Samuel Richardson, re-nominated
by acclamation, for County Commis
sioner, is a farmer living near Eight
Mile Grove, well known in this coun
ty, and one of the most efficient bus
iness men in the public service, has J
served one term, during which he has !
material! aided to make the present
board one of the best the County lias
ever had. Mr. Richardson has beeu
frequently brought forward by his
numerous friends in the County for
other and responsible offices, and on
ly his location, or fome ot the acci
dents of politics have prevented his
nomination forlreasurer before this.
In this very campaign he was consid
ered by many a strong candidate for
Treasurer and only his known useful
ness where he is, and the reluctance
of his friends to deprive the County
of his experience, and knowledge as
Commissioner, prevented his name
being brought before the Convention.
A strong conservative man with
opinions of his own, Richardson
makes warm friends and bitter ene
mies, politically but no stanncher
man, no truer Republican, ever grac
ed Cass Count" politics, and the par
ty would commit an inexcusable
blunder if it did not elect Samuel
Richardson next fall.
CORONER P. P. GASSt
P. P. Gass, for coroner, loolfs so nat
ural aud seems so appropriate that the
Herald scarcely knows what to say
further than it has said at times be
fore for Mr. Gass.
He too, is an old resident of the
county, has served in various capaci
ties, aud latterly with much endit in
every position wherein he has been
placed. The duties of coroner are not
always a subject of merriment, bnt
frequently of the most grave and se
rious nature, aud it becomes of the ut
most importance that a man of some
knowledge of legal forms, some good
horse sense fids the office. In certain
cases he has to stand in the place of
sheriff and tiiis office lias been over
looked to a certain extent, its impor
tance under-estimated. It needs a
competent man just as much and is of
as much importance as any office on
the ticket. In this county it is no
particular source of revenue. In largo
cities it is a very valuable office and
per consequence it is often sought
after and fought over with vehe
mence. Here this has not been the
case and we do not anticipate Judge
Gass will have much serious opposi
tion, but for the reasons given above,
the importance that does at times at
tach to the office, and the fact that
Gass is altogether the most availa
ble, suitable and competent man men
tioned foi the place, he ougkt to get
the solid vote of every Republican at.d
of all who desire the office to be ad
ministered with judgmeut, economy
and discretion; for we want
to tell you that some men in that office
could make it a very expensive one to
the county. -Tudge Gass's past record
precludes the possibility of his man
aging the office in any but a just and
honorable manner to the county.
G. W. Fairfield has been the county
Surveyor a number of terms. He is
fully competent and has that practical
knowledge of the needs of the county,
and the accurate data of almost
every foot of ground in the county
which makes his services invaluable in
this capacity. In fact there is scarcely
any competition against George, few
people desiring the position. It is not
necessary for. the Herald to state at
length Mr. Fairfield's many desirable
points for this office for every one
knows them, and besides the old fel
low will be home, himself shortly, and
he's got a mouth of his own, and you'll
hear his "gentle racket" soon enough.
He is a standard authority for lines,
corners location of bridges and all that
sort of thing and of great service to the
commissioners and officials of the
county and should be retained ; besides
he has served several years when there
was no pay in the office and should
have a fair chance now.
The Herald never wrote good words,
for its Candidates with greater pleas
ura and sineet ity than the above, and
we point with pride to the peculiar fit
ness of the Candidates for their sev
eral positions, to their high charac
ters throughout, and again rise to
remark that if ever a ticket tie
serves the entire, hearty, earnest sup
port of the party this ticket does.
We have noticed the Western can
didates more at length, not because
the Herald discriminates on any por
tion of the ticket or thinks one candi
date less worthy than another but
because they are not as well known
to the people at large and have not
been brought to public notice as
widely at other times as the older
I he State Convention.
The Repablicai: State Convention,
which met at Lincoln on the 5th, .re
,nomiaited Hon. Samuel Maxwell for
Jude by a very handsome majority.
It was the right and proper thing to
do. and the Judge will be elected by as
handsome a vote as was ever given to
a Republican nominee for the office in
Regent Fitie'd was renominated, and
was probibly a wise selection, as Mr.
Fifield has the experience and knowl
edge that can be useful in that place.
The aew nomination of ILn. Isaac
Powers, of Dakota, fur Regent, is a
kappy one, or we are mistaken in our
guess of the man. Some new blood is
needed in that board, and a little more
backbone. Perhaps Mr. Powers will
infu3e both into the concern.
Tue ghost of Conkling seems to
haunt the half-breed element of N.
Y. and frighten the old bolting
leather head newspapers in the U. S,
Mrs. M. V. Wood is nominated for
County Superiiiteudent of Public In
struction on the G. B. Ticket. Brother
Cvras, you'll have to get up aud dust,
or you may be left. J.
Five hundred thousand i'ulmon
eggs have been lately received from
the government hatchery in Califor
nia, and delivered to the Fish' Com
missioners of this state. They are be
ing hatched at Romine fc Decker's
near South Bend.
Nice due of Oil Carpets all widths
at Baker & Atwood's. 30t2 1
SENATE IN EXTRA SESSION.
Proceedings of the First Day.
WAsuiNiTON,'Oct. 20. The ajsem
bling in special session of the senate
was witnessed by a largo number of
persons, who as early as 11 o'clock fill
ed the galleries to their utmost capa
city. The desk formerly occupied by
Senator Burnside was tastefully drap
ed with black and white. Several bou
quets ornamented the desks of prom
inent senators. The enators elect, Al
drich, Laphani and Miller, occupied
seats upon the fluor on the republican
side. The senate was called to order
by Mr. Harris, who, after prayer by
Chaplain Bullock, (who alluded in a
feoliug manner to the death of Pres
ident Garfield, Senator Burnside and
Secretary Burch) said: I have been re
quested by a number of senators on
both sides of the chamber to call the
senate to order. If there be no objec
tions I will call the senate to order,
that we mav proceed with its business.
The senate will please come to order,
and the clerk will report to the senate
the message of the president conven
ing this sessiou of the senate.
The president's proclamation having
been rad, Mr. Pendleton moved the
adoption of the following resolution:
That Thomas F. Bayard, a senator
from the State of Delaware, is hereby
chosen president pro tern, of the sen
ate. Mr. Edmunds said that of course ho
did not object to present considera
tions of the rejolution, but he thought
under existing circumstances, that it
was his duty to present the creden
tials of senators-elect, which he there
The credentials haying been read,
Mr. Edmunds moved that the oath of
office be administt red to those gentle
men by senator Anthony, the senior
Mr. Pendleton moved to lay the mo
tion on the table. Carried yeas 30,
Mr: Davis, of 111 , voted with the
republican.' in the negative.
Mr. Mahone did not vote, and Mess.
Fair and Piatt were paired.
A yea and nay vote ou Mr. Edmunds
amendment resulted in its defeat 12
Mr. Edmunds inquired if the sen
ators of two states weredonied a voice
in the election.
Mr. Beck said they were not, nor had
the vice-president refused to giva the
senate an opportunity to elect a pres
ident, nor had the two senators enact
ed a comic tragedy by resigning.
This reference to Conkling and Piatt
elicited a shout of applause from the
galleries, which shocked the decorum
of tke senate.
Chairman Harris gave notice that
upon another similar demonstration
he would have the galleries cleared.
Mr. Edmunds then offered another
amendment, substituting the name of
Senator Anthonv for that of Senator
Bayard as president pro tem. A vote
was at once taken and the amendment
defeated yeas 32. nays 34. Mr. Ma
hone voted with the republicans. Sen
ator Davis d id not vote.
The original resolution introduced
by Mr. Pendleton was then adopted by
34 to 32. Mr. Davis, of Illinois, did not
vote; Mr. Mahone voted with the re
publicans. The chair then appointed Senators
Anthony and Pendleton to escort Pres
ident pro tern elect Bayard to the
Mr. Edmunds moved to admit the
senator-elect from Rhode Island, Mr.
Aldrich, and Mr. Pendleton moved to
"nr Sumperatut Column.'
EDITED BT THE WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TKM
' For God. and Lome, and Native Laud."
IT. C. T. U.
ACoavocation of Earnest TTorkers for
S the Good of Humanity.
The seventh annual meeting of the
Woman's State Christian Temperance
Union convened at Kearney, in the M.
E. Church, Sept. 22d, and was the
largesc and best ever held by the State
Union. A preparatory service was
held at 7:30 p. m.. conducted by Mrs.
R. L. Hyde, of Lincoln, who 'said the
object of the convention was that of
devising ways and means of rescueing
perishing humanity, from their
wretchedness on the gospel plan, by
the fruits of the Holy Spirit, purity of
heart and a delight in doing the will
9 a. 111. Consecration service, led by
Mrs. 1 101'. Wise, of Plattsmoath,
which was a profitable meeting. The
formal opening of the meeting fol
lowed, Mrs. C. A. Hardy of Lincoln,
State president, leading the devo
tional exercises. Roll call, and intro
duction and seating of delegates. Re
port ot committee on credentials, and
appointment of committees on resolu
tions, finance, literature and juvenile
work. Mrs. Maria B. Ilolyoke, of
Chicago, and Mrs. M. J. Shelley, of
Tecumeh, were introduced to the con
vention as visitors. After singing
"Rock of Ages", adjourned.
Devotional exercises, led by Rev.
DeLong of Tecumseh. Mrs. Witten
myer of Philadelphia, the first presi
dent of the National Union, having
just arrived, was introduced to the
convention. Being requested to make
a few remarks, she spoke of the past
record of the W. C. T. U., as one of
unparalled prosperity; "having been
only seven year3 in the work, we have
to-day, Unions in Canada and Great
Britain, also Japan, Australia and
Cape Colony besides in the Islands of
the Sea and our Union has become a
household word around the world.
The secret of our success is "walking
The address of welcome by Mrs.
Sydenham. Of Kearney, in which she
welcomed the members of the conven
tion to the hearts, homes and hospi
talities vf the citizens of Kearney, was
one expressed in "thoughts that glow.
and words that burn." She 9aid:"We 1
do not, we would m.t, forget that we
are women, nor that in true wotaanli
ness there lies a charm mure potent
than aay other, and one which suc
cessfully disarms the cruelest darts of
suspicion or calumny."
Mrs. Shelley, of Tecumseh, said ' she
responded cheerfully to the welcome
so f reely given "
We deeply regret not having a syn
opsis of her response, which was both
able and satisfactory, and all through
the entire address lan the thought
that we are not here for social inter
course, alone, but to weigh well the
responsibilities of the hour and to pre
pare for inort efficient labor in the f u
ture. Mrs, Hardy, the president, then
gave hr anaual address, which was
npiritual and practical, giving a brief
outline of the wont accompusneu au
ring the past year and plans for the
year to come. Mrs. Ford, of Kearney,
corresponding secretary, reported at
the beginning of the year thirteen un- ,
ions; now we have twenty-five, . in a
flourishing condition. Her report gave
good cheer, and denoted prosperity
and progress. She then gave a par
tial report of the work done by Mrs.
Holyoke during the year, who has
traveled more than 1,300 miles, vis
ited 101 cities, held 236 meetings, in
less than twelve months. From aux
iliaries we learned that mo3t of the
churches are now using unfermented
wine at the sacrament of the Lord's
supper. Evening exercises were
opened with a responsive service led
by Mrs. Ford, Prayer by Mrs. Col
lins. Annual address by Mrs. DeLong:
"The first part of our work is to edu
cate the children to hate the traffic of
intoxicating drink. Xo reform is per
manent which is not in the hearts of
the people. This is our Safest and
surest anchor. Second, to call out and
arouse the mothers. No true and
great man ever had a silly mother.
Our slain president owes all his great
ness to his noble mother. Give your
wives the widest privilege for knowl
edge and improvement. When we are
done with the women and the chil
dren we will turn our attention to the
men. We will not forget the speech
of Hon. H. S. Kaley. in favor of the
constitutional amendment. But alas,
all are not like him. Some politicians
do not take any notice of right or
wrong, but vote to suit themselves.
No work for God or home or native
land will ever be lost, for whatever
else mar fail, the influence for good
on the worker is sure. Tru faith i
born in a struggle, ai.d enables us to
know God's will, and so learn to watch
and wait and cling closer to God.
Saturday morning, after devotional
exercises which were led by Mrs.
Bent, of Bed Cloud, the president
made soiuh remarks in which she
urged the necessity of pressing the fi
nancial claims of the work, saying
that we value most what we pay for.
Mr Keens, of Kearney, was here in
troduced to the convention as the
right worthy grand sscretary of the
world, who made a few remarks which
were listened to with interest.
Mrs. Latta. of Lincoln, read a paper
on "Reform work, its importance and
bearing on the general work." She
urged the importance of making home
attractive, and imparting a knowledge
of the ingredients of intoxicating
drinks, as being steps toward the gen
eral reform fer which we are all long
ing. II ports from the committees on ju
venile work, finance, resolutions, etc.,
A communication from Mrs. C. B.
Buell, corresponding secretary of the
Union was read. "Work among our
foreign population," was presented by
Mrs. Anna Wittenmyer. She stated
that the liquor traffic was almost ex
clusively in the hands of foreigners,
and the most effectual means of reach
ing them was through their children.
Closed by singing the doxology.
Afternoon. 2 o'olock mothers
meeting led by Mrs. A. M. Cavi3, of
Lincoln. 2:30, reports of committees.
Resolutions on the death of our be
loved president, James A. Garfield.
Mrs. Cunningham of Kearnev gave us
a rich rare and racy essay on "Grum
bling," which was -followed by Mrs.
Wittenmyer, with a receipt which she
assured us was infallible, which was,
"Never to be Discouraged;" second,
"if that could not be helped, to grum
ble to the Lord, as he will lift us out
of our Discouragements". Report of
committee on Sunday-school work.
Election of officers: president, Mrs.
E. A. Hardy, Lincoln; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. J. C. Ford, Kearney ;
recording secretary, Mrs. A. M. Davis,
Lincoln; treasurer, Mrs. Thomas Pol
lock, Plattsmouth. Vice presidents:
First judicial district, Mrs. M.J.
Second judicial district, Mrs. Prof.
Thiid judicial district Mrs. A. B.
Fourth judicial district, Mrs. A. Q.
Fifth judicial district, Mrs. George
Bent. Red Cloud.
Sixth judicial district Mrs. Piiillips,
Mrs. A. B. Slaughter was elected
state organizer. Mrs. E. A. Hardy was
elected delegate to the national con
vention to be held at Washington, D.
C., the 23th and 23th inclusive of Oc
tooer. Convention was invited to meet at
Hastings in October, 1832.
Convention closed with prayer by
Sabbath morning, devotional exer
cises led by Mrs. Shelley. 10:30 a. m.,
a grand chorus choir representing diff
erent denominations, discoursed ex
cellent music. Prayer by tl e Be v. Mr.
Ayer f the Congregational church of
Kearney. The anniversary sermon
was preached by Chancellor Fairfield,
who took for his text the 6th chapter
of Galatians, 9th verse: "And let us
not be weary in well doing; for in due
season ye shall reap if je faint not."
The children's meeting at 4 p. m.
was led by Mrs. Wittenmyer. She
gave what ihe called her "only scien
tific lrc'ure;" her description of the
body with its telegraph wires, rivers,
etc., was so simple and interesting
that she held the attention of the
children as very few can do, when
giving dtaiitt. Sabbath evening, the
choir sang "Wine is a Mocker." scrip
ture reading and prayer by Bev. Mr.
Crisnell, pastor of the Presbyterian
church of Kearney. Mrs. Wittenmyer
then addressed the congregation. With
many illustrations and much forcible
reasoning, she interested her audience
for an hour. Thus closed one of the
pleasantest and most profitable gath
erings it has ever been our lot to en
joy, and every heart echoed the sen
timent embodied in the resolutions of
thanks foi the kind hospitalities of
the cilizens of Kearney, for the effi
cient sei vices of the choir, ami for the
very able manner in which the presi
dent, Mrs. E. A. Hardy, had presided
during the convention, also her untir
ing efforts during the past year, and
to the otfici :1s of the M. E. Church for
ti e use ot their house of worship.
Praise G 1 from whom all blessings
Membeis in attendance expressed
their earnest desire that the state pa
pers copy the above proceedings or as
much as they can conveniently, and
thereby render valuable aid in the
promotion of the cause.
The ludictment Fresented to the Jury.
Wasiiinoton, D. v., October 8 The
formal indictment of Gharles J. Gui
teau for the murder of James A. Gar
field was given to the grand jury this
morning. It is a voluminous docu
ment, consisting of eleven counts. The
first count recites the date and circum
stances of the assault and death. Tie
second alleges that death resulted from
the effects of the shot. The third in
cludes ths county of Monmouth, N. J.,
and the county of Washington in the
locality where the deceased languished
and died, and the other counts form
the legal presentment of the case to
satisfy all requirement in regard to
the exact and precise lecality of the
shooting and the subsequent circum
stances surrounding the condition of
the wounded president. The jury con
sidered the matter until noon and then
leiurned a true bill. The prisoner will
be arraigned next week.
Baker & Atwood sell Bremner's
choice crackers. 27t4
Omaha ha 1 a brace of celebrities
last week. Kihg "Calico" of the
Sandwich Islands; and the Marqnis j
of Lome, Governor General of Can
ada. King Kalakaua was the guest
of Hon. J. M. Wool worth, who ten
dered bin a reception; the governor
general was not so obliging as to
tarry awhile, but slipped through a
day ahead of time and nobody found
it out until be was gone.
'Pink. Eye" is not a new disease
as many suppose, but was well known
at Bulls head, N. Y., years ago and
is accurately described in Stewart's
Farmer's Horse book and earlier
It is a species of influenza and in
large stables or where aggravated by
bad air and dirt, becomes typhoid,
With care, cleanliness and plenty
of fresh air it h.is rever been known
to kill a horse yet. The best treat
ment is rest, even temperature, good
air, bran mashes and good care gen
erally and thus treated is seldom fa
The Greenbackera held their Countv
Convention at Weeping Water. Satur
day, October 8th. House cailed to or
der by George Shrader. J. Higgins was
appointed temporary chairman. After
the regular routine of preliminary busl
ness the following officers were nom
Clerk B. F. Allen.
Treasurer George Shrader.
Sheriff E. M. Wagner.
Co. Commissioner L. G. Todd.
County Judge M. O'Donohoe.
Coroner J. McF. Hagood.
Co. Superintendent Mrs. Wood.
Surveyor (left vacant.)
Set Back 42 Tears.
"I was troubled for many years with
Kidney Complaint, Gravels, &c; my
blood became thin; I was dull and in
active; could hardly crawl about; was
an old worn out man all over; couh
get nothing to help me, until I got
Hop Bitters, and now I am a boy
again. Mv blood and kidnevs are all
right, and I am as active as a man of
30, though I am 72, and I have no
doubt it will do as well fox others of
my age. It is worth a trial. Father.
Louisville, Neb., Oct. 11, 1881.
The democrats of Cass County as
sembled in Convention at Louisville
on Tuesday, the 11th day of October,
and as a result have put into the field
a ticket of good, sound, substantial cit
izens, who ask the people of Cass Co,
for their suffrages, feeling assured that
partisan prejudice will not hide from
the people the real merits of the vari
ous candidates. The following is the
ticket placed in nomination:
Treasurer G. W. Shrader, of Rock Bluff.
Clerk Joseph Robinson, of Weeping Water.
Sheriff Jacob K. Vallery, of Rock Bluffs.
County Jude M. O'Donohoe, of I'lattsmoutli.
Co. Commit Hioner Frank Stander, Louisville.
Sup't Fub. Inst'n Otto Mutz. of Kock Bluil.
Coroner J. McF. ILtgood, of Liberty.
The utmost harmony prevailed, and
the convention was one of marked in
terest and good feeling.
F. E. White, Chairman.
W. C. Siiowaltek, Secretary.
How to Save.
All men and women who work hard
with min.1 or bodv arc subject to peri
odiCul attacks of biliousness, which
map end in disordered kidneys or liver
and dangerous illness. A 50 ct. or
SI .00 bottle of Parker s Ginger Tonic
will keep these organs active, and by
preventing the attack save you much
sickness, loss of time and great ex
pense. Many families are kept in per
fect health by using the Tonic when
spring and fall sickness-threatens. De
lay at such times means danger. lie
troit Press. See other column. 20t4
GKAIN AND I'KODUCE.
Wednesday. Oct. 12. 1881.
Wheat. No.2.. .
15artey.No. 2.. ..
(3.4 ( 0
0 60( 8 00
, 1 5X&1 75
NEW YOHK MARKETS.
Nkw York, Oct. 12. im
Chicago, Oct. 12. isflt
Flour $ c 00 tfS0 7.1
W heat il 37
Rve 1 04
Bailey 1 0H!
LI VK STOCK.
Hos, ehipoing S6 :x3$7 33
Catlle. " 6 6
Sheep 3 41., 4 oo
A Large Stock of
NO SHODDY GOODS
97 STOP BEATTY'S
Ll I lviSOO. Aii.Mrss IUN1KI. V. JfKATTV,
WnMhingU'11. N. J.
PARKER'S GINGER TONIC
Oircj complaints of von, en unit illxeiisfs of I lie
Mtoii'.ach, Howels. I.uiik". I.lver. nd Kuliieyx,
and is entirely diOerent from ltitteis. dinner
KsKCiircs and other TonicH. sin it never intoxi
cates. &". and t sizes. I.;ti'e S:i in j: tnlii
1 si.c. H1H( OX A 0. li-iMiKlM .VI .
" " J. T L-"" i -
rtM Dec. 7. 18SO. SSKU
Gives BrillisiiU White and Steady
liniit. rciiiiies no ti i 1 1 1 r 1 1 i 1 1 f.-. iiml l::sts for
months. Sample wlek lo i t-.. :s w ickn jr. els., 12
icks inc., postiiiie paid. Have three Me. A,
Rand l. Atieni- wanttul- AJilrei-s MKTAI.
'Hi I. AMI WICK ( . TO Cortl.inilt SI.. N. Y.
60LD MEDAL AWARDf D THE AUTHOR.
A nw a pTMiti ai on.
w.irrant "d llio tn"t and chfn: p
t, indmiM'ni to rvirf
ninn, entitled ,th Seienro cil
J j:rt,f' bound in linift French
malin.emlx(ned ,f ti I (Tilt , M
t i npravinir. ri5 prxaoripluina,
iV V. Inc only 1(1 25ent bjr Iiinil:
JJfc! C" v ii!utraed ample, fi r. : pend
v7 now. Addrms Tent"'; Merit.
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CUTICURA Peimancrtly Curet Hurron of U.e
Scalp and Skin.
Culteura remedies are for sale lv nil dinejriM
Triee of t i l irt'lSA. a Medicinal .It Hy. mi all
boxes, foc., hii'Kt ttoxes. l. c 1 1 ifiitAlifsoi.
VKNT, the new Illood l lllltler. M er tti'ttlc.
t'UTIflltA MKIMi'I.NAI. 'loll.l'T SuAT, L'.'K'.
Cf Tlfl'lt.V Mh.Dll lNAl. SHAVIMt SoAp. lf,c. ;
in bars for liailieis ;md laruc eouiiiiii-rt uc.
l'lincipal Depot, WKKKSA lolTllt.
, I'.osto'i, Mass.
J'iT"All niai'.ed free on u eej t ofj.rh-e.
A tiottk nfi-nrc oi iiunlily, entitled
PRACTICAL LIFE .
KEl'OKT OF TIIK CONDITION
OT The First National Itmik at I'lutU.
month, in the State of Nebraska,
at the Close, of IJniness
October U, 1SS1.
Loans und discounts 4133 I'e.T 41
Overdrafts 2 7;jf :'
II. S. I'.oimIk to secure circulation .. r.n ooo nn
Other Mooks. honds ami mortj;ai:e. in o.Vi t o
Due from approved rescn e ancm . . i 7s;i ii.'J
Due from other National Ranks an ii'4 ;l
Due from State Ranks aud hankers. 2 7"2 f3
Real estate, f mint m e and lixtures.. 4 1.'.') no
Current cxpeiii-ce ami taxes paid 2 Mi5 31
Rills of oilier hanks 3 33 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels
and pennies 32 02
fcpeeie 13 no
Ia-kuI tender ::otes 3 -(0 00
Red mption fund wit h V. S. Tieas-
nrer(. per eiMit if cireulatio; 2 L'.p0 00
Due from l;. S. i'reaurer, ellierthan
5 per cent, redemption fund 5 100 00
Total t .W't 72
Capital Htock paid in $ bo o0 00
Surplus fund lo ink) 00
Cmlivided profits :j V3 2
National Hank notes outMandinj;. . . 45 (ino 00
Individual deposits mibject to
check m out 44
Demand certificates of deposit 2 win is
Time certificates of deposit 26 ' oo
Due to oilier National Hank 1 11.1 t2
Total ? 27i) fy.'J 7'i
Statu of Neihiasiu, I K
County of C'as.
I, A. W. MLAf;ill.lv, Cannier of the above,
named hank, do sole inn I v s car 1 hat the n hove
statement is true to the iiest of mv know lediro
aud belief. A. W. McLAfOIl LI X.
Cash ie r.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, thin p.'tli
j. day of October, ihki.
.! u , J.R. S rnortK.
mZil Notary Public.
Correct Attest :
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C. II. I'AitMKi.K. 'Directors.
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Hardware, Cdtlery, Fails,
Iron, 1V;ig'oii Stork,
3$ arm Racfiittetji
STOVES and TIN-WAKE,
Iron, Wood Stock, rumps.
FIELD & GARDEN aREDX. ROPE,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET
IRON WORK, Krpt in Stork.
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work- Warranted.
HARRIS & UNRUH,
FURNITURE t COFFINS,
and all kinds of (roods usually fcept In a
fiiwt clans i rtiM rnti: stoke
Also, a very complete stock of
Fcneral Goods, CoScs, Ccts, Rotes.
.Special attention fiven lo the proper care of
tlie dead. nlL-ht or da v. A Or-t -class hear-e and
carrhv.res, with personal at Icnd;.ive wherever
desired, CiiAit;r.s always ukasonahi.k.
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Home. Society. Love, MariiaL-e, liuMiio-s. &.c.
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