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Publishers & Proprietors.
Tnn.EE largo iron works arc to be
erected in the south, one in Birmingham
ouc at Sheffield and the other at Nash
ville for the manufacture of steel. This
will set the ball to rolling and make
things boom in the new iron fields of
Tue flint class manufactures, have
agreed upon a scale of wages, which they
will present to their employes on the 2n
of January, and if they are not accepted
will shut down and if this is done there
will bo abont 8,000 men thrown out of
How does it come that those
4brhk battles' in Louisiana have not
been heard of lately? All seems quiet
on the bayous, and the militia arc rest
ing on their laurels. In the last des
perate attack of the colored '"ruffians'' on
the inoffensive militia, it is a remarkable
fact that most of them were shot in the
back excent that poor old '"aunty"' who
was shot dead because she couldn't tel
which direction to run she was stone
I 1 ind. Omaha Republican.
"Worm it not be better if Secretary
Fairchild would buy up some bonds ant
cancel them? instead of distributing the
money in the depository bonds over the
country? He lias already dispt s :d ot
$33,764,332 which is a increase of nearly
$2,000,000 over last week. If he would
buy the bonds it would relieve the covin
try of a part of its indebtedness, and the
interest charged would be reduced, and
ilia volume of investment money for
business enterprises increased.
WHY MEN FAIL.
Few men come up to their lithcit
measure of success. Some fail through
timidity, or lack of nerve. Ihey aie
unwilling to take the lisk incident to
life, and fail through fear in venturing
on ordinary duties. The lack of pluck
Others fail through imprudence, lack of
discretion, care or sound judgment,
They overestimate the future, and build
air casties. and venture beyond their
deoth. and fail and fall. O hers, again
fail through lack of application and
peraeverence. They begin with good
resolves, but soon get tired of that and
want a change, thinking they can do
much better at something else. Thus
they fritter life away, and succeed at
nothing. Others waste time and money,
nnd fail for want of economy. Many
fail through ruinous habits; tobacco,
whisky, and beer spoil them for business,
drive their best customers from thtm,
ci scatter their prospects of success.
rme fiil for want of brains education,
and fitness for their calling; th-y lack a
knowledge of human nature and of tLe
motives that actuate men. They have
not qualified themselves for theli" occupa
tion by practical education. School
LINCOLN'S PR A YER.
The following touching story of Lin
coln is related hy Col. Dayton of Wash
ington: "Shortly after the battle of
Gettysburg, Gen. Sickles, badly wounded,
brought to "Washington by some
member of his staff and was taken to a
private ltouae of a Mr. Dule, on F
street, opposite the Ebbitt house. The
brave hero of many 6 hard-won field
was very near his last muster, The
morning after his arrival Presideut Lin
coln, with bis boy Tad, was announced.
He walked with solemn step into the
room where the general lay hardly gasp
ing. We all thought he was djjng. Dr.
iMmujs was holding his pulse, and as Mr.
Lincoln approached the bedside with
Tad, he was much affected. He raised
his head to Heaven, while big drops of
tears fell from his cyce, and offered up
tlie most fervent prayer I ever heard.
Not a dry eye was in the room; ali, even
Tad, were aobbing. I can not remember
the exact words if the prayer, but this
portion of it will never Uo effaced from
mj memory: 'Oh God. let e not lose
sail uj friends in this war.' Mr. Lincoln
was very foad of Gen. Sickles, and vis
ited him" almost every day, and sent
flowers of the choicest klad to his room
daily from the Whitn House conseatcry.
Jl UTHERFORD PEA P.
Dr. Rutherford, who took morphine
Monday, is deaJ. The man who dies by
h"n own hand proclaims that livinrwas
a failure. "When the victim of the mor
phine habit takes an overdose of tbe
drug, the error is not deeply to be regret
" ted. But suicide is morraly as pernac jous
At murder. It is the taking of a human
life. Life is given to mortals to improve.
It is not theirs to destroy. Yet it i not
strange, that impelled by the belief that
the grave is the eud of all, men should
turn wearily to it for rest. Upon some
form of the hideous doctrine tba
there is no God' must rest the odium of
most of the suicides save those attributed
directly to a disordered brain. Bach
doctrine is a curse to the world., A man
who looks upon himself as an animate
atom with no higher destiny Uiau the
clods he treads. He can not be go verned
by deep- seated self-respect or entertain
much respect for his fellows. There
would not be much to respect in an ani
mal here to-'ay and feeding the worms
to-morrow. If man were really this, for
the whole race to commit suicsdc and
leave a vacant and desolate world to
whirl through , space, were a stroke of
wisdom. Life for its brief self is not
worth the toil and the sorrow. The bur
den of the day is too much for him who
expects to become nothing after he shall
lay the burden down. Why not drop it
and be done with the strife. With noth
ing to hope beyond there can be nothing
Suicide is not alone an outgrowth of
morbid doctrine. To the same source
nmy be traced a thousand other crimes.
All will continue while men continue to
deliberately rank themselves with the
beasts of the field. Those engaged in
checking evil will attiuk a potent source
of it iu attacking the Dob Ingeroolism of
the country. Even among those guilty
of suicide or other crime seemingly due
to the influence of drugs it will be found
that these beliefs prevail. The morphine
cater is an agnostic; the victim of arsenic
a disciple of I'aine. Relieving in no
Ilea Yen, they seek the one created by
the poison, only to find that it vanishes
and they are wrecked on the mystic shore
whose existence they denied. Omaha
American travelers have a good repu
tation in Italy, so, at least, Dr. Osgood,
of New York, reports. These shopkeep
ers are willing to trust even strangers,
never doubting that the money in the
end will come to hand. Dr. Osgood
gave some illustrations from his own
At Home and Geneva one is most
tempted to make purchases, and at both
places you can do well at the best stores.
I was umazed at their readiness to ac
commodate Americans. At Geneva a
large dealer in watches and jewels said,
in reply to my remark that I hai little
money to spend:
"The money sir is of no const quence.
You can hayc anything you want, and
pay for it in New York." On my ex
pressing surprise at such confidence in a
stranger, he said;
"You must allow us to believe that we
understand our business."
In Rome I was repeatedly told to take
anything that I wished to my hotel, and
pay when convenient; and Pspe, after
asking the ludy proprietor of a rich mo
saic establishment to reserve for me a
choice piece of Byzantine mosaic until I
had filled my purse, she said:
"Take it with you;" and, on my ex
pressing surprise at her confidence in a
stranger, she said: "O sir, have no scru
ples. We never lose anything by the
YmcrUianii end English." Good Ch?er.
HERE'S WHAT'S THIS MATTER.
Cali in Treasuav, October 1. ie87..H2.635 4G9.00
Ciifh in Treasury, .MaicIi 4, 1S35,... 37a.ii3,353,0O
fneTaeti lock -up 233 472,116 0
Decre.iseu rjonal Bank Notes,
jtiune i eiiiui. l03.02iV02.oo
Total contraction since Malta, 'ii': xr,34,H8,W)
Average contraction per capita oi
po. illation, u.yO
Ascent of Kl!inisidarr,
The highest mountain in Africa lias ftt
last been conquered. Dr. A. Meyer, of
Loipsic, succeeded in reaching the sum
mit cl tho Kibo peak in August last.
Kilimanjaro wa 4iseovered by the mis
sionary Rebniann in l$iS, and in the
following year bis colleague, Hrap, .dis
covered its snow covered companion,
Kenia. In 18G2 Van der Decken at
tempted to ascend Kilimanjaro, but suc
ceeded fxdy in reaching a height of
11.000 feet, in 1871 the Rev. Charles
New ascended as far as the naoyy Jine,
and in 1881 Mr. II. H. Johnston reached
a height of 10,000 feet. Dr. Meyer took
six days to reach the summit of the
crater of Kibo. On the first day lie
readied k forest limit; on the second
Johnston's camp n the third, passing
over extensive grass meadow.;, ho at
tained the snow lines, and here, n3 usual,
his native companions deserted him.
On th? fourth day, through broken up
blocks .of laya. Dr. Meyer reached the
foot of the crater, and thn pdge of the
crater Itself on the lifth day.. Tiiis lie
found to bo thickly glaciated, as also the
region which lies between Kilio and its
lower companion summit, Kimawezi.
The sixth day Dr. Meyer spent in taking
phoUjfraphs" and making collections
around Klbc, and he also spent several
days lower dowii at tie snow limit for a
similar purpose. He estimates lha Jip.'i??1
of the Kibo summit at close on 20,000
feet, considerably- higher than the esti
mates f Mr. Johnston. Dr. Meyer's de
tailed narrative his journey will be
looked for with interest. -j-Luiiion Stand
Value jFJis Autograph.
"I see that Ben: Perley Pppre's collec
tion of autographs is to be sold," said a
bright young lawyer who would shine in
a community where lawyers are less
plentiful. "But I don't believe," he
continued, "that any autograph in the
collection will bring more than mine."
"And what- is the market value of
your autographs?" asked Mr. RustJ.er.
"To the best of my knowledge only
one has ever been sold, and it brought
first $400 and then $300."
"And who were the unfortunate pur
chasers?" "Mr. Nptfshaver bought it for $400,
which was 50 per cent, of its pax value,
and 1 myself secured it from bio. at a
slight advance of $100. I am rather
choice of my autographs, aud I shall put
no more oh the market unless hard
pressed." Kansas City Journal.
WIVES IN TIIE CITY.
LITTLE REDRESS FOR WOMEN DE
SERTED BY THEIR HUSBANDS.
Marital Trouble Brought to Light In tb
Folic Court a of New York City Cholc
Between fauperlam and Starvation
Men tired of their wives occupy more than
a fair share of the time and attention of the
police magistrates. The law gives very lit
tle redress to women deserted by their hus
bands. Before a magistrate can interfere at
all in behalf of the woman she is obliged to
apply to the commissioners of charities and
correction for a requisition to the magistrate
in tho district in which she resides. "I Lis
requisition empowers, or rather orders, the
magistrate to issue a warrant for the arrest
of the delinquent husband. Before obtaining
this order on the magistrate the applicant is
obliged to swear that she is without means of
support, and that she will be obliged to call
on the city to support her if her husband is
not compelled to provide for her. If she asks
for any of the luxuries of life she will not
get them, because, having secured tho arrest
of her husband, she mei el y occupies the josi-
tion of a witness in the 7ice court. She has
sworn that she will hare to be supported by
tho city if the city does not compel her h"is
baud to provide for ber; therefore the city
takes charge of the unfortunate woman's
affairs, and takes the husband into custody
merely to protect itself from having another
pauper to support.
FIVE DOLLABS PER WEEK.
-This being the case, the woman is rarely
Ulowed more than f5 per week by the mag
istrate ior me support or herself and perhaps
two or loree cauaren. u she has no chil
dren and can do work, or has children who
ore able to work, and who turn any of their
earnings over to her, these facts are taken
into consideration and the amount the hu;
band is ordered to pay her is correspondingly
iue husband may have made tho wife's
life so miserable that she cannot live with
him. He boldly announces, however: "I
never refused to live with her. Bheleft me.
I am willing to take her homo with me now
and support her."
"How is this! Is he telling tho truth?"
mo magistrate Inquires.
"1 could not live with him. He abused
me, called ine all manner of vilo names and
said he wished I would leavo him," tho
Although tho magistrate may believe
every word the woman says ho is powerless
10 ao anyinmg out tell her to go home
with the husband, and, if he abuses her, to
come back and have him arrested for disor
derly conduct or assault. If the woman re
fuses the justice has no alternative but to
dismiss the case and let tho woman starve or
become a pauper, supported by tho city.
Many of these applicants for support have
not been actually abandoned, but have been
doing more than their share toward main
taining the household, while tho delinquent
husband has been turning; a mere pittance of
his earnings into the house, drinking up the
remainder and abusing his family every time
ho got drunk.
"if you would only give him a talking to
and make him premise to do better, judge,"
the wife says. "Don't 'lock him up. The
little money I get from him is better than
none, and if he is locked up ho can't earn
iJtcTrnata the delinquent.
The magistrate thus appealed to delivers a
lecture to the delinquent and dismisses him
with the threat of prompt imprisonment if
he does not treat his family better. The ju'v
tiee, however, rarely believes that this wi :
have any lasting effect, and it very rare J
does. In most instances the man is xrjtv
firmly convinced than ever that his fa;s2y
are uur.ble to get along without him, and ho
feeis fiure that his abused wife will not dare
to appeal again to the court through fear
that her little income will be still further de
creased by his imprisonment. Accordingly,
ho usually acts worse than before. If ho
continues- to give spme little support to his
family his wife bears his abitee a best she
Sometimes such men become so reckless
that they cease to be of tho slightest benefit
to the; j" families and are locked up. The law
is next to powerless with men whose income
will allow them to Jive apart from their wives.
If such meachoosa to contribute to the sup
port of their wives they may abandon them
at will i.od a police magistrate can do noth
ing to aid the decerted wife. Many wives
aro unable to swear truthfully that they are
liable to become paupers. Many others will
not submit to the humiliation of swearing so
even if it is true.
Many refined, well educated women submit
toJJ the humiliating preliminaries to secur
ing tho pbnAJummp warrants, because of
their just indignation at being alimdaiied for
women whose physical charms are superior
to their own. Such applicants are surprised
to Jeam that the law is not framed to punish
such offenses, but merely to prevent an in
crease if the number of paupers. The de
linquent is merely palled upon fa give bonds
to givo his wife a certain amount paeh week.
Rare indeed do such men face their injured
wives, even once a week. Some place has to
bo provided for the receipt and delivery of
tho weekly stipend. This has led tho sergeants
of the various police courts to assume a duty,
whiehlias'bf late gro.vyn to ss.eh proportions
that it has become decidedly' 'onerous. Ser
geants of the police courts have more than
fifty mca on their lists who are thus handing
in their weekly installments. These are passed
over to the deserted wives, and receipts taken.
In'manypf the busier courts this list will in
cludo frpm J0j to '5Q' names. "New York
Harpooning Boards at the Docks.
Among the flotsam of our docks damaged
boards are often found in considerable num
bers. The other day en Italian fished for
ih&in Tery yirns.tically just above the
foot of Deebrosses-treet,-- jie uspj around
piece of heavy wood, about three' inches in
diameter and eighteen long. One end of
this was armed with a sharp pointed spike,
while to the other end was attached about
twelve fee$ ( cjhtheslino. Taking tho stick
lus hand,1 the Italian tiat il th? sp'ke into
the end of a bcahi, much, as a 8aifor would
harpoon a whale, and then carefully drew it
up so J-hat be could reach it with his hands
and pull it up n the dpek. The spike would
sometimes pull but" when the board was
almost within reach, and oho 'particularly at
tractive one had to be harpooned a dozen
times before the Italian could call it his
own. The man Orjja the boards thoroughly,
then chops them "into kindling wood, which
Lis wife sells. He is said to be making a
fair living out of the business, -rSew York
The Main Foint Vividly Indicated.
A little Sunday school girl, whose lesson
had been about the story of the fiery furnace,
was telling her mother about it. "And,
canona," she said, "that naughty king
hcaf od an oven jnst as hot as he could get it,
put three good lneh Ta and "thoy" wouldn't
cook a lyt!n-jraiuse Herald. : J
ALL SORTS OF ITCMS.
Newtpapr-r IVrnrzipliM of f;-!ieral later
t Clipped from the I'.K'hangrt.
A Yale diploma 122 yef.rs old was re
cently pi i -I up at an auction salo in
New Yot:. It l:!onged to the Rev.
Elam O. i 'otter, who was graduated in
1705, uii'u r 'President Clapp.
A muol.iiiuiii plantation h:is been es
tablished i:i a disused railway tunnel at
Edinburc!'. The mushroom ledti occupy
about 8-' i yardn of the t'.iimcl, whoso
total lenli is about thico-v-arters of a
Near tl;-" headwaters of the "White river
in Alaska i n very large :.::.l active vol
cano wli' a discharges a!ni.t;t continu
ously gr; l i-tr-::r:!ri of lire, smoke and
lava. It i ; r.hout SOI) luilcj ::iland.
"Pa," : il little Johnny, "teacher is
thinking ; ; ;it promoting mi'." "How
do you l;:: m?' "From v. Jiat she said
today." -And what was that?" "Sho
said that if 1 kept on I'd ln-Iong to the
criminal ! -.-ii "
A kitt i r i Portland, Ore., was seen to
charm a n.iticsiiukc. The .snake was
coiled ar ,!. with its hend followed every
motion oi' .'u- kitten. The kitten seemed
to realize importance of i!i; situation
and never ;.I3ov.-ed her attention to wan
der from tlie snake. The snake was
There i.-. s.n nnnecoiintaMr mid remark
able morir !iiy among (h nari:nes of San
Luis Obiv; f..:iy. They are dying by the
thousand, and the shores of (he bay are
covered v i:ii these dead fLsh t. the depth
of two or three feet, and the stench is
The m .-i expensive iiolirpmrm's star in
the Unit ! -''. hLcs i paid to he the one
owned bv Marshal John Jo!I-. of Butte
City, Mo::. It L- of solid ;! !; has five
points; e;- h point has :i diamond : and in
the centi : a monogram of diamonds.
The deso indicate:; thr.t it is worth
more than the vOO at whieh it is said to
Largo t.'.tntities of gunpowder are at
present 1 ' .-- sunk at the mouth of the
Thames! ' ; gnvcTninc-nt steamer. This
gunpowd : ii:u been .icctiin dialing for
some yea: i i the magazines it Purtleet,
having be: .i returned from .stores as de
teriorated i- unreliable. The govern
ment has : it-.T.pk'd to lind a market for
this cone ;::iK4;l powder, hut no manu
facturers .viv willing to nmiertako the
risk of tilt i:rocoss of extracting the salt
peter. Several ye.us ago watermelons were
almost in: .H vn in C'alil'.Hii .. An eild
Missouri:;::, who owned forty acres near
Lodi, and who had raised the fruit in old
Missouri, plr nted his w hole lot to melons.
His neigii' . Jangled r.t the idea of
melons f -'ving without r;tin, and ho
was callci the ho;-s frank of the country.
But the I :;es thrived and bore melons.
40,000 of them and ho cleared $20,0?0
from his 1 -rty acres; and now Lodi is the
great melo:i district of tho Pacific slope.
C'lii.imey o: Kire.
If a chin;-.-.; y or Hue cnlch on f re, close all
windows an-I doers first, then Lar.g a blanket
in front ot tao grate to e::.i:i le all air.
Water 6ho.:2 i never be pou:-c-l down the
chimney, ; - ii- sjioiLs the caiv.':.. Coarse
salt throw;; . .v;i the fluo is much better.
Boston Bu. ' .
To set tL color in blac!i or d-.-.rk hosiery,
calicoes, c:. ..'.vies, etc., put a l:-.v-j-3 teaspoon
ful of blac'.v : :;cr into a pail of water and
let tho ar . j ho in soak for ;i ccupla of
3i..::uKACTT:i:i;n o:-- and
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
iKAi.r:ji in thi:
Brands of Cigars,
p.erbergc. -.rd 'Duds
TUbL LINE OS"
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always ii: - feck, Nov. 21,1865
GENU-NS :-: SINGER
with high :::in aud vibn-.tirg shuttle,
sold on i:;.h L:ivy payait:is or casli
r j. bicknk'll,' '
.Manager Plattsmcutli Braich
HEALTH IS WEALTH !
. Dr. E. C. Wt .s'.'s Xervc and J5n. in Trea$iiu-i:t
agua-anter ".ciiic f:r Hjtori-i Iiizziuess.
Convulsions. "'L. Neryi:i:s Nenr 'l;-'i:i, Hi-ad-ache.
fferv." l':csi r :t;fi! cause: IjV the use
ot aIeoliQ!': ; i. u j !, v. k fi:'i!P--. VewialDe
pression, S. of P; -jin i.-Mpj'in in
sanity anl It: !: t misery, oeesy .-'iitf f.al':i,
reinature y. Parreriie-'.s. I."- oi i'ow
erineither? x. i::v lui t;iry l."s s an-J Spt-r-mat
rriifT;i 1-y (iv-.T-exf-: !tn of ilie
brain, gelfal". ; or over-in'inles.Cf Each b-x
contains om-,-.t!i'a irr:at!:init, 51 oa a I:ox
or six boxes i'.:t -vS.CO, sut by mail prrpuitlor
receipt of p! ' e
"WE (JtV ii. 'JAKZTl 1 15 aXES
TO cure air. .-- " jju i-acii or-it r fceiefl
by us to- six ioves; se?o:iipHU eil vitn?3i'0.
we will send t ::e pi:rcii:iSer 1 ur written guaran
tee to return t!:e r.'onev ir the r atment tioes
not effect a cure. Cuara-.itees ics.u' l ruly by
Will J. Wain :-. sole agent. Hat tMii 'utli. Neb.
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Cor. U'li aivl Granite streets.
C ontr : -or and B uilder
Sept. 12 O'm.
Laiv,Bea! Estate & insurance
Mercantile T-aw ami Ileal Estate Litgation a ppecialty. ('!
lections made in all parts of the State through competant attoni .v.
Persons desiring the best oi FIRE INSURANCE can get it by ap
plying at this office, either in the Md TheiMiix, of Hartford, JFAna, of.
Hartford, Qrteen. of Liverpool, Niagara, Western, Traders of Chiv-o.
No better companies can be found anywhere, and the rates arc as Iuwy
as can be had in any reliable company.
FARM - INSURANCE
We have an exceedingly large list of Realty for sale, both im
proved and unimproved, including fcotne of the most desirable resi
dence property in the city. If property is wanted either within tho
old town site or in any of the additions to the city, it can be had
through this ofiice. Persons having property for sale or exchaT-go
will consult their best interests by listing the same with us.
The loveliest residence locality in tho city can be purchased at this
office for $150, in payments of one-third down, balance in one nd
two years; or $2o down, balance in monthly payments. Anyone de
siring fo viit tin's locality, whether they have in view the purchase ofj
a lot or not, by e tiling at our ofHce will be driven to the Park free of
expense. Remember the placn,
OSSB 'OTP oass
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otooe jJcmocrat is 110111 Jio
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eekly Kevubllvan. Kt. Louis, Mo
Weekly Tr'ltune, Cliic;;o. Ill ;
Weekly Times Clitrno. Ill
Weekly ! ter-Oceau. Cliicasro. 111.
Weekty Irxjuirer. Ciiciniiaii,0
Weekly Oojiiiu rcial-flazette, Cincinnati, U
We- kly Times. New York Cily
Weekly Sun. New York City '.
weeKiy worm. Mew toiK -ity -.
Fourteen. Columns of Solid Pleading Matter in
ravop 01 me Uiobe-Democrat.
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