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TLATTSMOUTII WEEKLY MEUALD, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1887.
From our regular correripundvut.
Wahiiinoton, Juno 17, '87
Not the least iimnng the mlvuntagCH
llmt tin: city of Washington enjoys, is its
fcitu.ition on the I'titonuic river, anil it
easy iicccHs to l)icon of historical interest,
iiHwclliLS reHoits for iik-usure, along ita
Coinfoiihle oxcoursion stcamcra, lifter
first juiHsing the hcuiitiful iirscnal grounds
where m-vc-rul butteries of artillery are
now unaltered, reach Alexandria, u port
of entry seven miles below, with a popu
lation between 10,000 ami 14,000.
The river at this point ix u mile and a
half wide, forming a harbor able to ac
comodate the largest ships.
At the opening of the civil war Alex
andria wan in possession of the confeder
ates; but on the 21th of May, 1SG1, it
Was entered by union forces under Col.
Kllmvorth, who was shot while hauling
down a confederate Hag,
Christ Church, where "Washington
worshiped, and where also, Robert K.Lee,
is the place of greatest interest to strangers,
next to which m the ancient cemetary.
Alexandria has this year taken a new
lease of life, and a new era of prosperity
has set in with the establishment of her
iron ship building yard, where a lirst-
fclasa iron steamer is now undergoing con
struction. Eight miles below Alexandria is Mount
Vernon, the home and burial place of
(Jeorgc Washington. At the time of his
decease the estate comprised several thou
sand acres. The mansion is beautifully
situated on a swelling height crowned
with trees, and commanding a fine view
up and down therever. The library and
Washinton's bed room remain aa they
were at the time of his death, and contain
many articles of great interest.
The other rooms have been furnished,
as nearly as possible, to conform to the
period in which he lived; and a number
of states have assumed the care of a room
each, producing the furniture and decor
ations from their older famlies, thus8erv
ing the double purpose of perpetuation
of state as well as national souvenirs of
the olden time.
In 1858 the mansion and 200 acres of
land were bought by the Ladies' Mount
Vernon Association, who hold it in per
petuity, aa a place of public resort and
Jay Gould, for the first time in his
busy life found an opportunity last week
to visit the tomb of the Father of his
Country. His magnificent yacht Atlanta
was anchored just off Mount Vernon when
his party bethought them of a flying visit
tohis city, and leaving the yacht at
Oiesboro point below the arsenal wharf,
they steamed up here in two of the
smartest little steam launches ever seen in
these waters, and employed an afternoon
in driving about the city and surround
Seventy miles from Washington is
Colonial Beach, a noted salt water bath
ing place. This beach has long borne the
name of "Classic Shore" because three
miles back, in the the county of West
moreland, is Washington's birthplace;
ruins of the old house still remain, and
measures have been taken to place a mon
ument on the site.
llefore reaching Mount Vernon, on a
sail down the river, forts Foote and
Washington are passed, on the Maryland
side and almost opposite to it is Marshall
Hall, the old homestead of a branch of
the first Chief Justice; it now affords a
glimpse to modern eyes of the mode in
which the wi lMo-do farmer or plantation
owner lived in by-gone days. The place
is wonderfully preserved and admirably
kept at present as an excoursion ground.
River View, a comparatively new re
sort, Glyinont, Piney Point, Lower Cedar
Point, Colton's and Blackiston's Island
are the names of the charming places on
both sides of the river sought by thous
ends in this locality for relief from the
Salt water begins about 40 miles below
the city, but the real salt water air is not
reached under some GO miles distant.
The Petonif.c river from its source in
the Alleghenies to mouth at the Chesa
peake bay is 400 miles long. For nearly
half that distance in passing through the
mountain region north of this city, it is a
comparatively narrow stream, but when
ft reaches Alexandria, as I have said, it
gradually expands until at its mouth it
forms a broad estuary seven and a half
miles wide, which is the width of the
river from Point Lookout to Smith's
Point where it empties into the Chesa
W. D. Hoyt & Co., Wholesale and Re
tail Druggists of Rome, Ga., say: We
liavc been selling Dr. King's Xcw Dis
covery, Electric Bitters and Bucklen's
Arnica Salve for two years. Have never
handled remedies that sell as well, or
give such universal satisfaction. There
have been some wonderful cures effected
by these medicines in this city. Several
cases of pronounced Consumption have
been entirely cured by use of a few bot
tles of Dr. King's New Discovery, taken
in connection with Electric Bitters. We
guarantee them always. Sold by
(1) F. G. Fiuckk & Co. 1
Cood Newspaper Men.
The most successful newspaper wi iters
are gentlemen. Bad fellows sometime
creep in, but you will also find them
preaching the gospel, healing the halt
pleading for justice, selling tape and op
crating banks. There arc drunkards
among the reporters, but the tiplcrs are
never called to the front. Good news
paper men do not find time to be couvi
vial. Their duties require their constant
uttention and their heads must be clear
at all times. To allow their heads to be
come muddled by drink would be their
destruction. A reporter must be a geutc
man if he hopes to succeed, lie must al
so be modest, c haritable, honorable and
truthful and experienced in the ways of
the world. lie must go about his busi
ness in a quiet manner and not like a
roaring lion seeking whom he may de
vour. Beware also of the reporter who
snakes a great display of the note book
and pencils sharpened at both ends. He
is the "duffer" in the profession. As to
the "dead beat" he has no place within,
and we do not see him as frequently as
formerly. This is right, for it is more of
a crime for u newspaper man to be a
dead beat than it is for a doctor, a clcik
or a stone mason, because he possess a
certain but silent process of intimidation
not known to any other class. Exper
ienced men with hardy constitutions and
tough skins dislike to incur the ill will
of any journalistic cat if they can avoid
it. Instead of doing so the party witl
the tenacious cuticle keeps his peace and
thereby puts a premium on future vilifi
cations and depredations. The honest
newspaper man will not use his giant's
power like a giant, and he will hasten to
correct any mistake or misstatement ho
From the St. I'aul lMoneer-Press.
Minneapolis printers have in their midst
what they consider a phenomenal typeset
ter. The gentleman's name is Milan, and
he hails from Sioux City. lie is known
as the "Missouri River Rusher," but his
experience until very recently was coufin
ed wholly to country newspapers. lie
was employed for a time on the Sioux
City Journal, and subsequently went to
Chicago. His first work on metropolitan
papers was in Chicago. He is now em
ployed in a Minneapolis paper. He was
put on a case a week ago Friday night,
and worked seven successive nights, put
ting up a "string" of 101,000 em?. The
work was on "straight matter," Miln hav
ing very little "phat" and no bonuses dur
ing the week. He can set 2,000 ems per
hour with comparative ease. Minneapo
lis printers are thinking of putting Miln
against any printer in the country for a
week's typesetting match.
In the decline of life, infirmities be
set us to which our youth and maturity
were strangers, our kidneys and liver are
subject to derangement, but nothing
equals Dr. J. II. McLean's Liver and Kid
ney Balm as a regulator of these organs.
Mis3 Louise Imogen Guiney is about
to bring out a new volume of poems.
The Largest Circulation,
What volume printed in the English lan
guage has bad the largest circulation next to
the Bible? Give it up? Well, it is Webster's
spelling book. Something over 50,000,000
copies of this book have been published since
it was first brought out in Hartford, and the
royalties which old Noah Webster received
on it were sufficient to support his family
handsomely while ho waa compiling his big
dictionary. It is an instructive volume, and
we advise everybody to peruse it, although,
as somebody said of the dictionary, the story
is somewhat disconnected. Boston Herald.
A Submarino Tunnel.
Proposals havo been inado to the" Govern
ments of Denmark and Sweden for construct
ing a submarine tunnel for a railway under
the Sound between Copenhagen and Alalmo.
The tunnel, as planned, would havo a total
length of between seven and eight miles. The
ground to be worked is represented aa closely
resembling that in the channel between
England and Franco, and 19 said to offer no
difficulty to the execution of the work. The
total cost of construction, it is estimated, will
not exceed $6,000,000. New York Sun.
The Gypsies' Chariots.
Prince William, the loader of a band of
Gypsies now encamped near Hartford, has
just received from a Fair Haven carriage
maker two wagons costing about $1,000
apiece. Tho bodies are beautifully colored
with gold bronze and fanciful sylvan scenes,
the iron work is heavily plated with silver,
and all the appurtenances are expensive.
The wagons are for the special use of Prince
William and family during the coming sum
mer. New York Sun.
Emory Starrs' Autographs.
Young Storrs, son of the late Emory
StoiTs, of Chicago, is disposing of his father's
valuable collection of autographs. He is
selling them singly instead of by auction or
the collection as a whole. He recently sold
an autograph letter of Napoleon Bonaparte
when he was first consul for lo. The letter
is said by autograph collectors to be worth
hundreds of dollars. New York World.
The Trailing: Arbutus.
The chief industry of Rilbourn, Wis., Is the
exportation of the trailing arbutus. The
flowers are made np into bouquets, the stems
being wrapped in moist cotton and tin foil.
They are then placed in boxes and mailed to
all parts of the United States, including the
south and California, arriving there as fresh
and fragrant as when gathered in the woods
of Wisconsin. New York World.
Kaltlm In California.
California intends to beat the cheap labor
of Spain in raisin growing by labor saving
machinery, which shall stem, grade, pack in
boxes and fan the fruit by steam power at
Origin of Koine of the Saying Which
One Hears Ouutvtl Kvery liny.
From Raton comes "Knowledge la
Thomas Fkmtherno said that "Pity's
akin to love."
Dean Swift thought that "Ilrend Is tho
stall of life."
"All cry uud no wool" is found In But
Thomas Murgnn queried long ago
"What will Mrs. Grundy say-"
Edward Coke was of the opinion that
"A man s house was bis ensile."
Washington Irving coined the expres
bion: "The almighty dollar."
Goldsmith remarked: "Ask me noques
lion and I'll toll you no libs."
"JU an proposes but dod disposes," are
the words of Thomas n Kempis.
"When Greek joined Greek, then was
the tuij of war," came from Nathaniel
Charles Pinekney first said "Millions
for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
"Variety is tho very spice of life," uud
"Not much the worse for wear," como
Edward Young asserts that "Death
loves a shining mark," and "A fool at 40
Is a fool indeed."
Macintosh gives, in 1791, the phrase
often attributed to John Randolph: "Wise
ami masterly Inactivity."
"Of two evils I have chosen the least,"
and "The end must justify the means,"
are from Matthew Prior.
The world is Indebted to Colley Cibber
for the very agreeable intelligence that
"Richard is himself again."
To Milton is owed "The paradise of
fools," "A wilderness of sweets" and
"Moping melancholy and moonstruck
Dryden says: "None but the brave de
serve the fair," "Men are but children of
a larger growth," and "Ihrough thick nnd
Christopher Marlowe fjave forth the in
vitation so often repeated by his brothers
in a less public way: "Love me little, lovo
Thomas Tasser, n writer of the sixteenth
century, first said: "Better late than
never," "Look ere you leap." and "The
stone that is rolling can gather no moss."
"First in war, first in peace and first in
the hearts of Ids fellow citizens" (not
countrymen), appeared in tho resolutions
presented to the house of representatives
in December, 171)0, by Gen. Henry le.
The rink Kycl mtsly.
Scattered through the several country
towns and villages of Rochester, Iree-
town, Lakeville, Long Plain, Acushnet
and Myricks is ft peculiar race of people
that stick close to their native backwoods,
but on rare occasions emerge from their
self-chosen retirement to t lie neighboring
more populous towns of Middleboro and
Warehim, and sometimes are seen on tho
streets of New Bedford, Taunton and Full
River, the observed of nil beholders.
The local appellation that follows them
to all places is that of "Pink eyed Pitts
leys." Their peculiarity is pink eyes and
perfectly white hair. I his striking singu
larity is said to have first made its appear
ance in a family by the name of 1'ittsleys,
in Freetown, n century or more ago, and
spread through succeeding generations
among the offspring of those who inter
married w ith the members of the family,
until many of the residents of this section
of a variety of family names as well as
that of Pittsley have members marked by
this peculiarity of the eyes and hair and
an accompanying facial expression that is
odd in the extreme.
The old man Merchant Pittsley was
pink eyed, and he had nine children. All
live of his sons had pink eyes and white
hair, and one daughter was marked the
same way; but the other three girls had
as lino black eyes and dark hair as any
girl in town. They married, all but one,
and had children, and some of their chil
dren had pink eyes and white hair, but
not all. Brockton (Mass.,) Gazette.
Tlte Streets of London.
London newspapers are filled with com
plaints of the condition of the streets,
which are said to be in frightfully bad
order. Rotten row, for instance, comes
too near its name, the road bed being a
quagmire of filth and mud six inches
deep, while the wooden pavements on
west end thoroughfares, including some
of the most fashionable, are full of un
comfortable ruts and dangerous holes.
Then there are growls because the 'buses,
which are twice as many and twice as big
as ten or fifteen years ago, loiter ami
crawl and block the waj. From all which
it appears that we must not look .to
London for ideas for the improvement or
the relief of our liighways. Boston
A Funeral Picture.
According to Tho Detroit Tribune the
painting, "Last Hours of Mozart," lately
purchased by Gen. Alger, of Michigan, is
so realistic that it affects people to tears.
Miss Alger says: "Lver since the picture
has been in the house it has seemed like a
funeral. I don't think anybody has
smiled, nnd as for a hearty laugh, any
thing of that kind would seem to be alto
gether shocking and out of place. It
seems as if the great Mozart is actually
dying right hero in the house, and yet
never really dies." It must be a cheerful
sort of a picture to have about the house.
Hooks and Complexion.
A popular society fad in New York is to
have books bound in colors to harmonize
with the complexion or dress of the reader.
One wealthy belle has had Shakespeare
bound in brilliant red because it adds to
the richness of her brunette complexion,
while a blue eyed damsel reads Tennyson
from a becoming cover of blue and gold.
James Lick's Estate.
James Lick died in San Francisco ten
years ago, leaving in the hands of trus
tees an estate of about $3,000,000, to bo
divided among various charitable and
scientific societies. The estate is yet un
settled, but the trustees have drawn over
100,000 in salaries and have paid out
nearly $ 200, 000 in lawyers' fees.
The Queen's First Doll.
Recent additions to Mme. Tussaud's
show in London are Queen Victoria's first
doll, first shoes and first gloves, and vari
ous other mementoes of the royal nursery;
also a piece of her majesty's wedding cake.
Bnt the report fails to state whether they
are made of wax or not.
Iron Tubular Cars.
The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
company is having built at its shops 100
Iron tubular cars. These are said to
weigh less than the wooden cars of the
same dimensions, and to have a carrying
capacity of 60,000 pounds. New Orleans
Miss Julia C. R. Dorr will hjhjuI the
summer in England anil Scotland.
:es nxr jesl 2
ri.ATT.SMOUril. - NKlSKA.MwA.
CAPITAL STOCK TAID IN, - $50,000
Authorized Capital, $100,000.
Ot Kl Kllri
HANK CAKUL'ill. .JO.S. A. CONOI.
W. 11. eUSIHNU. Ctliier.
Fr:iiik ( ailiiir, .1. A. Conior, I". It. Ciillniiaiiii,
J. W. .l.iliiiKon, Henry liu ik,.l.(liii OKffe,
V. 1. M ilium, Win. Wt-lei r;nni, W.
Transact a Central I'.anklnj.' lliiflness. All
w no u;iv any l'..m K 1 iik Ousliies to transact
aro in v ilea to call. No iu;ttt r how
1 arize or fiiuill the liar,. -actum, it
will receive our careful attention,
and we promise always cour
Issues Certificates of Oei o.tits bearing interest
Buys tml .sells Foreign Kxchance, County
and t'itv seem itiec.
Bank Cass County
LffCotner Alain and Sixth Streets,
.V. If. 1'AKMKl.K. l'resi.leiit, I
1 .J M. r-ATiHK.SUN. Cashier. (
Transacts a General Baniing Bnsiiicss1
HIUilEST CASH ritICE
Paid for County and City Warrant?.
and liromntly remitted lor.
'J. !!. l'ani.ele, J. M. l'atterson,
Kied Corder, A. U. Smith.
IC. H. Windham. M. Monisey.
James Patterson. ,lr.
IB JLIfcTIBI !
OK PLATTSMOUTII, NKBKA8KA,
Oilers the very best facilities for the pronipl
transaction of legitimate
Stocks, lionds, (Sold, (iovernnient and I.oca
rtecuriues noi;i;ni, and .vultl, deposits receiv
ed ami interest allowed on time Cerlitl
cat.ee. 1i aftt draw n, available in any
part of the Tniled St alee and all
the prim:ij:al towns of
Collections made & promptly remitted
Highest market prices paid for County War-
State ai.d County P.ondP.
John K. Clark, p. Ilawkswortl
M. wttiien. F. K. White.
This beautiful three storv brick Btnictiire.on
lower MHid street, has just been finished and
fitted up for the accommodation ot
E7ERY THING NEW AND CLEAN
Good Bar lD cotinTe7'lth the
FKED OOOS. rron.
WINE OF IRON.
TITE GREAT COXSTITCTIOIit REMEDY.
For Iellllty, Dyspepsia,
WeakneUi I.unirnnr, Impov
erished and Mliiirirlsh Clrrula
tlon of the Klootl, loa of A p
petlte, Ueransrement of the
Liver, Bierroaineiii, Palplta
tlon of lh Ilrnrt, Cold Feet,
Aiumbneiit Female Weak
nei and In Tstct all disorder
ft r 1 I n if fromiiLuw State of
the blood, and a Disordered
Condition, or the Digestive
lis effect on the human system Is
By ercltinc the dtomach to perfect
digestion of rood, it enriches and
strengthens the blood, giving tt.no
and vUtor to the whole system, the
glow of health, elastic steps, and
buoyant spirits, g vine ample evi
dence of its beneficial effects.
If constipated use IIeieroth's
Gelatine-Coated Blood and Liver
Pills. They cost no more than other
laxative pills, and are irreatly
superior. Ask your Uruirclm forlleBselroth's Swed
ish wineof Iron (Price f 1 per Bottle; olx bottles, $51,
and Ilesselroth's Blood and I.iver fills (c. per
box: live boxes, II), or send direct to
UVVIILVCE UESSELEOTIL 107 Chicago AYcCMeaso.
Cheapest Eating on EartliA
ASK Y0UK GS0C2S rOK THEM.
JASE THE ORIGINAL and
can live at home and make more
money at work for us than at any
thing else in this world, ('apttal
not reeded ; you are started iree.
P.oth sexes : all ajres. Any one can
do the work. Large earnings sure
lriii first start. Costly outfits and
enns free, isetter not ut lay. i.osis you noin-
ins to send your address, and find out ; and
il you are wise you will do so at once. Address
II. IIallktt & co., foitlaud, Maine. SUv
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Ufl lfaT, TIN THIS PAIL .Jk V2
E..G. DOVEY & SON.
"We want to call your attention to the fact that we can
show you in our new ntoek for
A sunerl) line of everything carried in a first
class line of
Notions, Boots, Shoes,
ueensware and Groceries
We have the handsomest Line of Kmhroidcrics, h.jili
in Narrow and wide, ever brought, to the ('ity.
Our Stock of Dress (Joods, both in
"Wool and "Wash C Joods; also
in "White CJoods is
UNSURPASSED BY ANY OTHER LINE IK I HE CO.
Our lino of Tublo Linens, Nupkiin, Crushes, Towrl.-;, frintu,
Ginghams ami Muslin is wi ll worth looking owr.
Especial attention is eallcl to our
"Which is fuller and more coniji'. to than usual, at prices that wiil
tatisly on. J n our
"We have- Good Valuesto oil'. r and want to keep up our rep
utation ly selling none hut Good Goods. We take consider
able pride in our
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And can .show the finest line of this Class of Goods handled by
any linn in the city. We invite inspection ot our differ
ent Departments, assuring all that we offer our Goods
AT LOWEST PlilCES.
E. G. DOVEY & . SON.
THIS BOOK STORES
HJr SHERWOOD BLOCK '
Just opened witli
Books, Fancy Goods, Ladies' Stationery,
FIFTH STREET, ONE DOOR FROM MAIN.
' l-JNI'EE olir Mixed Taints to do hotter work
and give Letter satisfaction than the best Lead and
Oil, and will forfeit the value of the paint and cost of applying
if not found as represented. Can you ask any better Guar
antee? We have sold these paints for two years, and every
one who has used them pronounce them
TO -:- BK -:- Tl-pt -:- KKST.
They will cover one-third more surface than Lead and
Oil and will wear longer and look hotter. Don't buy paints
until yon see our samples.
Will J. Wqiwicl'j.
N. .: "We make bottom prices on Lead, Oil, Wall Taper,
Varnish, Kalsomine, Brushes, ice.
J. F. BAUMEISTER,
FEED, FLOUR AND PROVISIONS
Highest Cash Price Paid For
ZS-u-tter a,r.cS- Eggs,
un unexcclbcd line of FLOUR alwaya -in stock. Neville Block, North tih Ft
a complete line of
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