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CHUECH, C0LHAPP6 CO.,
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Twenty copies one year 30 00
And Tr-Atx and Fanct Job Work, done In
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Stray Notices, 'ach hear-
Transient advertisement pryabiij in advanc.
' BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 37, 1868.
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tncral imsintss jfartrs.
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Cards of five lines or less, ." a year,
additional line (1.
Attorney at Law and Land Agent,
Office In Court House, with rrobate Judge.
TIPTON, HEWETT fc CHURCH,
Attorneys and Connselors at Law,
Offlos No. 10 Mcpherson's Bloe.lt, np stairs.
THOMAS A BROADY,
AU'rs at Law - Solicitors In Chancery,
Office In District Court Room,
8. M. RICH,
Attorner at Law and Land Agent.
Offloe In Con it Houae, first door, west aide.
"WM. n. McLENNAN,
Attarney and Coaaitlor at Lawy
Nebraska City, Nebraska.
B. F. PERKINS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Tecumseh, Johnson Co., Neb.
' CHESTER F. NYE,
Attorney at Law and War Claim Agent
Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., Neb.
N. K. GRIGGS,
Attorner t Law A, Real Estate Agent
Patrice. Osge County, Nebraska.
Ileal Estate A gent and J nst Jee of Peace
Office in urt House, first door, west side.
BARRET & LETT.
Land Agents 4t Land Warrant Brokers.
No. 81 Main Street
Will attend to paying Taxet for Non-resident.
rwmny nitjitxrm aiven to makina Location.
Lands, improved and unimproved, or tale on
WM. IL HOOVER,
Real Estate and Tax Paying Agent
Office in District Court Room.
Will give prompt attention to the tale of Ileal
iMate and I'ayinent of 'luxe througliout the
Collector for the City of Brown-rille,
WiU attend to the Payment of Taxet for Son-
Resident Land (Mrnert in Aematta vounty.
DORSET. HOADLEY & CO..
Real KstateAgents,and Dealers In Land
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warrants ana ywncg omfi
No. T Main Street.
Buy and tell improved and unimproved land
Jivy, tell and locate Land h'arranU, and Agri-
mrnt Land for Location, Homestead, and Pre
emotion made. A Uend to Contested Homestead
and 1're-emption case in the Land OJice. Let
ter of inquiry promptly and care ully answered.
Mclaughlin a rich.
Real Estate and Land Agents,
MVl attend to making selection of Land for
Emigrants, or Locations for J on-restaeni ; at
tend to contested case before the Land Office, and
wilt do all business pertaining to a firtt clot
Heal Estate Agency.
MOSES IL SYDENHAM,
SOTARY PUBLIC V LAND AGENT,
Tort Kearney, Nebraska,
Will locate lands for intending settlers, and
give any information required concernin
the lands of South-Western Nebraska. 12-4.)
IL L. MATHEWS,
PHYSICIAN AND Sl'RGEOX.
Office No. a 1 Main Street.
A. S. HOLLA DAY. M. D.,
Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician,
Office Holladay Co's Drug Store.
GrudHotcd in 1SS1 ; Located in Jlrou-nvUle in
1 Sid. J las on hand complete sets o A mputaiing,
Trenhinina and (Mjstrtrical Instruments.
p. S.alecial attention given to Obstetric and
the diseases of M omen ana vnuaren.
C F. STEWART, M. D.,
PIITSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office No. 8 1 Mala Street.
Office HvurtI tot A. M., and I to 2 and 6 to
7S P. M.
W. IL KIMBERLIN,
OCULIST AND AURIST,
Rooms at the Star Hotel.
Will TVeat all disease of the Kite and Ear.
Dry Good's, Groceries,' Boots, Shoes, sVe.,
No. Main Street.
WM: T. DEN,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
General Merchandise, and Commission
and Forwarding merchant,
No. 9 Main Street.
Com Plantert; Plows; Stovet. Furniture, &c,
tilway on hand. Highest market price paid or
Hide, Pelt, Pur and IXtuntry IToduce.
Q. M. HENDERSON,
Dealer in Foreign and Domestic
DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES,
No. 53 Main Street.
J. L. McGEE & CO.
Dealers In General Merchandise,
No. 7'4 McPherson's Blook. Main St.
HOLLADAY & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drags, Medicines, Paints, Oils, etc.
No. 41 Main Street,
McCREERY fc NICKELL,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drngs, Books, "Wallpaper & Stationery
No. 3 Msln Street.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. Main Street.
Tfa on hand a superior stock of Boot and
fihoes. Custom Work done with neatness and
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. 8 Main Street.
Jf (is on hand a good assortment of Genfs,
tjadie't. Misses' and Children's Boot and Shoes,
t'ustom Work done cilh neatnet and dispatch.
Iernirint done on short notify.
JOHN C DEUSER,
Dealer In Stoves, Tinware, Pumps, A.C.,
No. T9 Main Street.
Manufacturers fc Dealers In Tinware.
No. T4 Main St., McPherson's Block.
Stove Hardware, Carpenter's Tools, Black-t-tnilh't
Furnithirtrr. AS., con'tanthi nn hand.
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. 64 Main Street,
Whip and Lathe of every description, and
Plastering Hair, kcjt on hand. Cash paid for
J, H. BAUER,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Ete.
No. 80 Main Street.
ifmdintj done tn order. Rntixfaetion rruaranteed.
J. IL BEASON.
Blacksmlthlng and Horse Shoeing,
Shop No, SO Main Street,
Will oo B'acksmithing of all kinds. Makes
Horse Shoeing, Ironing of Wagon and Sleighs,
and Machine Work a Speciality.-
J. W. A J. C OTBSON,
Shop on First, between Main and Atlantic,
All work done to order, and satisfaction guar
ranteed, JOHN FLORA,
Mwp on Water St-, Sooth of American House.
Custom Work cf all kimd toiicifrd.
CROSS & WniTE. Proprietors.
On Levee Street, between" Main and Atlantic
This House is convenient to the Steam Boat
Landing, and the business part of the City. The
hest accommodations in the City. Ao pains will
be soared in making guests comfortable. Good
Stable and Corrall convenient to the House,
L. D. ROBISON, Proprietor.
Front St.. between Main and Water.
A good Feed and Livery Stable in connection
with the House.
Oakery, Confectionery and Toy Storo
No. 40 Main Street.
Ttread. Cakes. O-'.iters, Fn-'f. t.. on h.nnd
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer In Confectioneries, Toys, etc.
No. 44 Main Street.
City Bakery and Confectionery,
No. 3T Main Street. -
Fancy Wedding Cakes furnished on short no
tice. Bet lumUy Flour contianiiy on nana.
J. C. McNAUGHTON,
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Office in J. L. Carson's Bank.
Aaent for u National Life" and "Hartford
Live Stock " Insurance Companies,
FAIRBROTHER & HACKER,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
Office in County Court Room.
, W. FAIRBROTHER,
JAMKS M. HACKEK,
BEER HALL AND LUNCH ROOM,
No. 53 Main Street.
GARRISON & ROBERTS, .
BILLIARD HALL AND SAOON,
Basement, No. 46 Main Street,
The best Wine and Liquor kept constantly
JOSEPH IIUDDARD 4 CO.,
No. 4T Main Street.
The best Wines and Liquors kept on hand.
G. P. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and Sign Painter
No. 66 Main St., np stairs.
Graining, Guilding, Glazing and Paper Hang
ing done on short notice, favorable terms, and
A. D. MARSH,
Bookseller and News Dealer.
City Book Store,
No. 50 Main Street, Postofflce Building.
J. L. ROY,
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER.
No. 55 Main Street,
Has a splendid suit of Bath Rooms. Also a
choice slrtrk of Genlemon's Notions.
GEO. G. START & BRO.,
DEALERS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE, &c
The highest market price paid for anything
the r armor can raise, we will buy ana sell
everything known to the market.
WORTHING & WILCOX,
Storage, Forwarding and Commission
And Dealers in all kinds of Grain, for which
they pay Vie Jnonest Market friee in f nxh.
No. 5 8 Main Street,
Have on hatld a splendid stock of GoodR.
and will make them up in the latest styles,
on snort notice ana reasonnhie terms,
BLISS A HUGHES,
Will attend to the sale of Real and Personal
Property in the Nemaha Land District.
Wagon Maker and Repairer.
Shop West of Court House,
Wagon, Buggict. Plow. Cultivator, dc. re
paired on short notice, at low rates, and war-
rayuea 10 awe sari.iracnon.
No. 4T Main Street, up stairs.
Persons wishing Picture executed in the latest
ttle of the Art, will call of rut Art GnlJcry.
E. H. BURCIIES,
Landscape Gardener & Horticulturist.
Will plant croD in Garden, and cultivate
tame bit contract.
ED. D. SMITH,
V. S. WAR CLAIM AGENT,
Washington Cty, D. C.
Will attend to the rroKifiitlon of rlaims he-
fore the Department in person, for Additional
Bounty, Back Pay and Pensions, and all
claims accruing against the Government du
ring the late war. 46-tf
SMITIL P. TUTTLE,
TJ. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR. '
Office in District Court Room.
notary l'ubliC and lUlitert Htnie War r7iil
Agent. Will attend tn the 9irri fievm tf Tito
before the Department, for Additional Bounty,
Hack Pan and I'rnsinn a in ih .jrirn
Semi-Annual Ihies on Pensions.
J. V. D. PATCH,
Manufacturer and Dealer In
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, etc., etc.
No. 33 Main Street.
Silver and SUver-Ptniti uv. ,
tte of Sidacles constantly on hand. Repairing
done tn the neatest style, at short notice. Charge
moderate. Work warranter!
ivMSWETTER & EIRSMAN,
BrownviUe City Meat Market.
No. 60 Main Street.
CnVE J ',9het ww?r mcc for good Beef
inrrre, fYilrr, Sheen and lions.
METROPOLITAN BRASS BAND.
Is at all times prepared to play for the pub
lic at any point within ViO niihi of thia citv
on reasonable terms. Address y
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MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OP MUSIC.
Rooms, Main, lrt ith A 5th Sts
Leuont aire on ffte Piano. Organ, MeSodeon
Guitar and I ocalizat ion. Havinnknlt Zl,Z:
experience a Uacrer of Music in AW l ork "it
con fident e f cnvimt ttttitaciion.
A. W. MORGAN.
Probate Judge and Justice of the Peace
uraoe in Court House Building.
J. K. BEAR,
Agent for the M". U. Express Co.. ..a
W. U. Telegraph Co. '
No. T3 Mcrhcrson's Block.
Cards of five lines or less, $.5 a year.
additional line, U.
TJlySC3 S. Grant.
JHE ;PLATF O EM
0 the National Bepublicau Party. Adopted at Chicago, May 21,' 1868.
Hie following platform, reported by
the Committee ori Resolutions, waa
unanimously adopted by the National
ReDublican Convention in session at
The National Republican party o
the United States, assembled in Nat
ional Convention in the city of Chicago
on the 20th dav of May. 1868, make
the following declaration of princi
First. We congratulate the country
on the assured success of the recon
struction nroiects of Congress, as evinc
ed bv the adoption, in a malority of
the States lately in rebellion, of con-
stitutions securing equal civil aim
. . e . . 1 "1 J
political rights to all, and regard it as
the duty of the government to sustain
these institutions and to prevent the
people of such States from being re
mitted to a state of anarchy.
Second. The guarantee of Congress
oi equal BUiirue kj tu luai mcu ui
the South was demanaea vj every
consideration of public safety, of grat
itude, and of lustice. and must be
maintained, while the question of
suffrage in all the loyal States proper
Iv belongs to the people of those States
Third, we denounce au iorms oi
repudiation as a national crime, and
honor requires the paymentof the na-
tinoal indebtedness in the utmost good
faith to all creditors, at home and
abroad, not only according to the letter
. . . . . i . . i l
out tne spine oi me laws unaer wiucu
it was contracted.
Fourth. It is due to the labor of the
nation that taxation should be equal
ized and reduced as rapidly as the
national faith will permit.
Fifth. The national debt, contracted
as it has been for the preservation of
the Union for all time to come, should
be extended over a fair period for re
demption, and it is the duty of Con
gress to reduce the rate of interest
thereon whenever it can possible be
Sixth. That the best policy to dim
inish our burden of debt is to so lm
prove ourcredit that capitalists will
seek to loan us money at lower rates of
interest than we now pay, and must
continue to pay so long as repudiation,
partial or total, open or covert, is threat
ened or suspected.
Seventh. The government or the
United States should be administered
with the strictest economy, and the
corru ptions whic h have been so shame
fully nursed and fostered by -Ajadrew
Johnson call loudly for radical re
Eighth. "We profoundly deplore
the untimely and tragic death of
Abraham Lincoln, and regret the ac
cession of Andrew Johnson to the
Presidency, who has acted treacher
ously to the people who elected him
and the cause he was pledged to sup
port ; has usurped legislative and jud
icial functions ; has refused to execute
the laws ; has used his high office to
induce other officers to ignore and vio
late the laws ; has employed his ex
ecutive power to render insecure the
prosperity, peace, liberty, and life of
the citizens ; has abused the pardon
ing power ; has denounced the Nation'
al Legislature as unconstitutional;
has persistently and corruptly resisted,
by every means in his power, every
proper attempt at the reconstruction
of the States lately in rebellion ; has
perverted the public patronage Into
an engine of wholesale corruption, and
ias been justly impeached for high
crimes and misdemeanors, and prop
erly pronounced guilty by the votes
of thirty-nve benators.
JNinth. lhe doctrine of Ureat .Brit
ain and other European powers, that
because a man is once a subject he is
always so, must be resisted at every
hazard bv the United States as a rolio.
of the fedual times, not authorized by
the law or nations and at war with our
national honor and independence.
Naturalized citizens are entitled io be
protected in all their rights of citizen
ship as though they were native born,
and no citizen of the United States.
native or naturalized, must be liable
to arrest and imprisonment by any
foreign cower for acts done or words
spoken in this country. And if so ar
rested and imprisoned, it is the duty of
the Uovernment to mtenere in his
Tenth. Of all who were faithful in
the trials of the late war there are none
entitled to more especial honor than
the brave soldiers and seamen who
endured the hardships of campaign
and cruise.and imperiled'their lives in
he service or their country. The
bounties and pensions provided by
law for these brave defenders of the
nation are obligations never to be for
gotten. The widows and orphans of
the gallant dead are tne waras or the
people, a sacred legacy bequeathed to
the nation's protecting care.
Eleventh. Foreign emigration.
which in the past has added so much
to the wealth and development of the
resources and the increase of power of
this nation, "the asylum of the op
Dressed of all nations,'' should be fost
ered and encouraged by a liberal and
Twelfth. This convention declares
its sympathy with all the oppressed
people who are struggling for their
On motion or uen. cari ocnurz, the
following additional resolutions we
unanimously adopted as part of the
llcsolved. That we highly commend
the spirit of magnanimity and forbear
ance with which the men who have
served in the rebellion, but now frankly
and honestly co-operate with us in
restoring the peace of the country and
reconstructing the Southern State gov
ernments upon the basis of impartial
justice and equal rights, are received
back into the communion of the loyal
people: and we favor the removal of
the disqualifications and restrictions
imposed upon the late rebels in the
same measure as their spirit of loyalty
will direct, as may be consistent with
the safety of the loyal people.
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Sciiixylcr Coif as
Mesolved, That we recognize
o-rpat nrinrtinles laid down in
immortal Declaration of Independence
as the true foundation of democratic
government, and we hail with glad
ness every effort toward "making these
principles a living reamy ou every
inch of American soil.
If nvr Alabama I to be Carried
fnr Sevmour-The Ku-Klux
an Important Instrument.
From the Mobile Register, July 31.
A WORD TO THE DEMOCRACY OF AL
ABAMA. A thorough and efficient organizat
ion will secure vou a glorious victory in
November. You can easily carry a maj
ority of negro votes for beymour and
TClair. You must organize a central
rlnh at everv county seat clubs in
everv civil district. Let it be compos
ed of whites and blacks ifyou have
but one Democratic negro in the dis
trict or beat, enroll him asji member,
Meet regularly and frequently, and
each member of the club endeavor to
bring out one ormore colored Radicals
to hear your discussions. By this
means you will encourage a spirit of
" At A 1 fit
independence among tnem; iney win
become enrolled, and when they see
and understand the iniquities of the
Radicals they will condemn them in
their honest hearts. This will bring
about a spirit of persecution on the
part of the Leaguers, which will bring
them into your ranKs. rrocure im
mediately Seymour and Blair badges,
and present them to your colored
It Is easy to make them understand
that the reason they have not receiv
ed higher Wages and made more moh
ey is owing-to the exorbitant tax that
the planter has had to pay. it is easy
to prove to them that their interest is
thoroughly identified with the man
who - owns the land and mules the
proposition that labor and capital
must work together is simple and
easily impressed upon them.
Impress it upon them that Northern
immigration brings with it Icankee
improvements: machinery that one
man can take and do the work of ten
men. This leaves nine idle ; that it
makes lands worth ntty dollars per
acre that can now be bought for five ;
that we require their labor because
we are used to it ; and if they force
Radical rule upon us the Yankee will
overrun the country, and their occupa-
will be gone, and lands will be so high
that they cannot purchase homes for
themselves and families.
Your club organizations are neces
sary to protect tne person and prop
erty or your colored friends from the
persecutions of the League. You
must protect them with your lives:
you owe it to your manhood 1
You want money! Money you
must raise the first thing : money to
rav for nrintine-: to nut Dfmorar.Sn
colored speakers in the field: when
ever you find one that can speak take
him rrom his crop, pay his expenses.
support his family, and put him out
to canvassing: nor stand upon the
order of his work. Correspond with
Mississippians and get them to send
Denounce the Loyal League upon
every occasion : organize a Ku-Klux
Klan whenever they organize a League
meet in rnenusnip and peace as Christ
ians should: meet midmght leag
uers and enemies as manhood dares.
Gov. Seymour's Loyalty.
A gentleman writes to the Chicago
"Once, and only once. I saw and
heard Horatio Seymour ; and me
thinks that none who then heard him,
be thev Renublicans or Demncrfttii
are in doubt as to where Horatio Sey
mour's sympathies were, in the great
contest for the nation's life. Well do
I recollect it : it was in 1862. when the
news of Grant's capture of Fort Don-
elson ran from heart to heart as it did
along the wires. It was the first sig
nal success of Northern arms. Gov.
Seymour was in Milwaukee, a guest at
the Newhall House. He was called
upon by the crowd for a speech. But
what a speech for such an hour ! So
heartless and cold were lm words
they seemed to freeze as they fell.
Each sentence Was like water upon
flame. Not an expression of thank
fulness for the nation's prospect of
deliverence ; not a word of congratu
lation fJr a great victory : not a word
of praise for our brave boys in blue :
not a breath of hope for a successful
sequel to the war. It was the general
remark among the hearers, aftpr h
had finished, that all he had said could
nave been uttered as consistently and
as earnestly by Jefferson Davis him
self, upon the same occasion. That
Horatio Sevmour's svmnathips wpm
that night with the parricides of the
nation, few that there heard him will
Captain Connett.a veteran rnnnpr-
head of Chicago, is one of the Demo
cratic candiates for Commissioner of
the State Penitentiarv. At
at Demont, in this County, on Sat
urday evening, he was haranguing a
crowd, and announced that he was
a candidate fnr fhr. Pen
The crowd laughed and cheered the
"Mr. Jones." said Mrs. J., with an
air of triumph, " dont you think mar
riage is a means of crane?" "vn
yes," growled Jones, " I suppose any-
io a means or grace that breaks
down pride and leads to repentance."
Some stunid fpllnw
if there was ever an-eclipse of the
honey-moon. Of course there have
been many such.
Be temperate in diet- Our first mr.
ents eat themselves out of house and
ino Columbus Journal ears: "If John
Hopley don't know the Copperhead inside
and oat, there is no use living -where Union
soldiers on furlough were murdered during
the war. And here is what John says. In the
Hucyrut Journal, of June 5th :"
Of all the factious men we've" seen.
Existing now or long since dead,
No one was ever known so mean
As him we call a copperhead ;
A draft evading copperhead ;
A rebel aiding copperhead ;
A growling, slandering.
Vicious, States rights copperhead.
. ' From him the decencies of Ufa
And all its courtesies, have fled ;
.He lives in fretful, factious strife ;
A testy, touchy copperhead ;
A negro fearing copperhead ; 7
A rebel cheering copperhead ;
. An unclean, unllcked,
Oft spurned, oft whipped,
Doughfaced, cringing, copperhead.
When " Save the Union," was the cry.
And thousands for the Union bled,
The Nation's right he did deny
To save itself this copperhead ;
A Son of Liberty copperhead ;
A Golden Circle copperhead ;
A scheemlng, lying,
Mean, Canadian Copperhead. '
When Southern miscreants designed.
Their helpless prisoners' blood to shed,
And Libby prison undermined ;
Who then approved ? The copperhead.
The soldier shooting copperhead;
The patriot hooting copperhead ;
The war abusing,
Crime excusing copperhead.
Who scoffed at Pillow's bloody fray.
And Anderson vllle's murdered dead?
Who victory's hour did long delay T
The traitorous, treacherous, copperhead.
The crime creating copperhead ;
Assassinating copperhead ;
The strife exciting.
Death delighting copperhead.
When widows monrned their lonely lot,
And orphan children wept their dead,
Who said their Just deserts they got?
The Northern rebel copperhead ;
The widow libeling copperhead ;
The grief deriding copperhead ;
The false, conspiring.
Booth admiring copperhead.
Nor woman's grief, nor orphan's tears,
Nor even a nation's honored dead ;
Are sacred from the jibs and sneers.
Of every brutal copperhead ;
Each church aspersing copperhead;
Each preacher cursing copperhead ;
Each Union hating,
Crawl to your dunghill, viper, crawL
For Gen. Grant with conquering tread,
Marches to crush the thing men call.
In politics, a copperhead;
A Democratic copperhead,
A vile fanatic copperhead ;
A murder jeering.
Assassin cheering copperhead.
" THE THREE CRIJIES.
An Eastern Tale.
Hamet Abdallah was an inhabitant
of a grotto on one of the slopes of Mount
Olympus. When he stood at the ent
rance of his humble dwelling, he
could embrace at one glance all the
territory originally possessed by
Osman, the founder of the Ottoman
Empire: and, as he five times a day
offered up his prayers to Allah, he
invoked blessings upon the head of
Solyman the Magnificent, the reign
ing Sultan in whose time he lived.
Indeed, Abdallah was renowned for
his sanctity; and the inhabitants of
the vicinitv of his dwelling treated
him with the most marked respect.-
TT - . A 1 itll 1 J
lie was noi, nowever, enuueu to
this excessive veneration by his age,
for he had scarcely attained his for
tieth year when the incident of this
tale took place. His venerable father,
who was himself a dervise of great
sanctity, and whose years amounted
to four score, resided with him in the
same grotto; and iortunateiy was
deemed the individual who, on his
way along the slopes of the Olympus,
was anoweu io jom m me prayers ui
the two dervises, kneeling upon the
ground at the entrance of the cave,
and turning their countenances to
ward the holy cities of Mecca and
Hamet Abdallah was one morning
roving amidst the groves and woods,
which extended up the mountain far
above his grotto, and pondering upon
the passage in the Koran, which he
had been perusing but a short time
previously, when his root suddenly
struck against something hard upon
the ground. He looked downward,
and saw an iron ring fastened to a
small brass plate, which was let into
a square of stonework, and seemed to
cover a hollow place or well. Obeying
a sudden impulse of curiosity, Hamet
applied his hand to the ring and pull
ed it with all his force. After many
vain exertions the brass plate yielded
to his efforts, and he fell backward
with the sudden shock.
Before he had time to rise and ex
amine the aperture thus laid bare, a
dense volume of smoke Issued from
the hole, and ascended in the air to
the height of several thousand feet.
Hamet gazed with astonishment
upon this strange apparition ; but
how much was his wonder excited
when he saw the smoke gradually
become more and more palpable and
shapely, and at length assume the
form of an immense giant, with a long
flowing white beard, and a tremend
ious pine tree in his right hand.
Hamet fell upon his' knees, and was
about to put, up a prayer to heaven,
when the terrible apparition addressed
him in a voice of thunder :
4Nay: mention not the name of
the Deity, or I will cut thee into ten
"Who art thou?" demanded Ha
met, raising from his suppliant pos
"I am Kara, an evil Genie, whom
victorious power shut up in that
accursed hole, where I have languish
ed for two thousand years. It is an evil
day for thee that brought thee hith
"And wherefore, proud Genie?"
"Because I am about to kill thee,
in order to avenge myself upon some
one for this long captivity."
At these words llamet tremDiea
very much, and besought the Genie
to spare his life. Jt or a long lime me
Genie was inexorable, and ordered
him to prepare for immediate death;
but at length he sunerea nimseii to De
moved by the prayers and entreaties
of the virtuous dervise.
"Hark Ve." said the Genie, "I am
willing to spare yourSfe upon one
"Name it," eaid Hamet, his heart
leaping with joy.
"I will grant your request I say,"
proceeded the Genie, "on condition
that you perpetrate some crime which
may diminisn your overweening pride
of conscious virtue. Do not interrupt
me, or I will kill you upon the spotj
but listen. I give you your choice or
three of the most heinous crimes
which I can imagine. You shall
either violate the law of the Prophet
and drink your fill of good wine J or
you shall murder your venerable old
father ; oryou shall curse the name of
the Deity whom you worship. Choose
between these three crimes."
Then Hamet was very sorrowful,
and he endeavored tmelt the heart
of the evil Genie; but all hi3 prayers
and entreaties were unavailing. He
accordingly went to reason with Lim
self. "If." said he. "I a?sa?:nit3 mv
father, no contrition can wipe away
my crime, and moreover the law will
overtake me with its vengeance. If
I curse the name of the great Allah,
I may sieh in vain for future happi
ness in the garden of Paradise. But
if I become inebriate with the juice
of the grape, I can cexpiate that fault
by severe mortification, penance and
Then, turning his countenence up
ward toward the Genie,, he said: "O
fountain of all evil! I have made my
choice, since thou art determined up
on this injury."
"Name the object of that choice,"
said the Genie.
"I will get drunk with wine,
tne least or the crimes which you
propose," answered the dervise.
"Be it so," cried the Genie; "this
evening, after the hour of prayer,
thou wilt find a jar of Cyprus wine on
the table, when thy father has retired
to rest in his own cell. Thou mayest
fullfill thy promises then ; but woe
unto thee if thou deceiveth me!"
The Genie gradually became less
palpable as he snoke these words r
and, by the time the concluding men
ace issued from his lips, he had van
ished altogether. Hamet retraced his
steps toward the grotto, with asorroW'
ful heart ; but he would not confide
his anticipated disgrace to the affect
ionate parent who welcomed his re
The day passed rapidly away : and
in the evening Hamet and his sire
knelt down as usual at the door of the
grotto, with their aces toward the
south, to raise their voices In prayer.
When their vespers were concluded,
the old man embraced his son tenderly,
and retired to the inner part of the
As soon as Hamet knew that his
father slept, he lighted a lamp ; and,
as the Genie had told him, he saw a
large measure of wine standing upon
the table. The unhappy dervise rais
ed it to his lip3, and drank deeply of
the intoxicating draught A glow of
fire seemed to electrify his frame, and
he laughed as he set the vessel down
upon the table. Again he drank, and
he felt reckless and careless of the con
sequences, lie drank, a third time ;
and, when he had emptied the meas
ure, he ran out of the door of thegotto,
and threw it down the slope of the
mountain; then, as he heard it bound
ing along, he laughed with indescrib
able mirth. saw his father standing
"Son," said the old man, "the noise
of revelry awoke me from my slum
bers, and I rise to find my beloved
Hamet drunken with wine! Alas!
is this merely one of the many nights'
orgies; and have I now awoken to
the dread truth of thine impiety for
the first time? Alas! thou hast cast
ashes upon the gray head or thine
Hamet could not brook this accu
sation and the implied suspicion that
he was accustomed to indulge in wine
while his father slept. He felt sud
denly indignant at the language of
his sire, and cried, "Return to your
couch, old dotard! Thou knowest
not what thou say est !"
And, as he uttered these words, he
pushed his father violently into the
grotto. The old man resisted, and
again remonstrated with Hamet.
The brain of the son was confused
with liquor; and a sudden dread of
exposure to the world entered his
mind. With the rage of a demon he
rushed upon his hoary-headed sire,
and dashed him furiously against the
stone wall of the grotto. The old man
fell with his temple against a sharp
flint. One groan emanated from his
bosom and hi3 spirit fled forever.
Suddenly conscious, of the horrid
crime of which he had been guilty,
Hamet tore his hair, beat his breast,
and raved like a maniac. And, in
the midst of his ravings, he lifted up
his voice against the majesty of hea-
and cursed the Deity whom he
had so long and fervently worshiped !
At that instant a terrible din ech-
oce round about the thunder rolled
the tall trees shook with an earth
quake and, amidst the roar of the
conflicting elements were heard shouts
of in fernal laughter. All hell seemed to
rejoice at the fall of a good man, whom
no other vice had ever tempted away
from the paths of virtue until drunk
enness presented itself. The rage of
the storm increased the trees were
torn up by their roots and fragments
of the rocky parts of Olympus rolled
down the hill with the fury of an
Alpine avalanche. Suddenly the
Genie appeared before the wretched
Hamet, and exclaimed: "Fool! by
choosing to commit the crime which
seemed to thee least, thou hast com-
mitted the other two likewise i r or
there is more danger in the wine-cup
than In anv other means of tempta
tion presented by Satan to mankind!"
And the last worus oi me vjreuie
mingled with the redoubled howling
of the storm, as Hamet wa3 borne
down the slope of the mountain by
the falling masses, and dashed to pie
ces at the bottom.
Ttia sard the "jar" caused by the
frequent passage to and fro of the
heavy engines and trains on the un
derground railroads in London, is
gradually but surely loosening and
making unsound the foundations of
the superstructures in the vicinity,
and further, that great fears are be-
nning" tcr be entertained for their
A young woman In Chicago has suc
cessfully prosecuted a rejected admirer
as a nuisance. His offense' consisted
in teaching half a dozen parrots to
screech out in chorus, "Homely Polly,
homely rouy, I'oiiy lives across the
It is a mistake to suppose that the
gun is supported in the sky on its
fl-ll . t L Af . 1 1
i ne paper caving iue largest circu
lationthe paper of tobacco.
When is a bahv not a. hah-v ? WTipti
it's a tea-thing.
The paper that ia full of rows the
paper of pins.
The Cattle Plague.
The New York Exztrez savs that
" the Cattle disease, no' doubt, is a se
rious business, but it looks as if there
was a disposition hi some quarters to
exaggerate it. e learn from Pitts
burg that the sickness has entirely
c appeared from the Pittsburg, Fort
v ayne and Chicago Railroad, Penn
sylvania and Allentown line. At Al
bany, some thirty or forty head have
died within the past forty-eight hours.
but in every Case, it is said, only
aiurrraii from Illinois were the vie
tims." Thi.3 goes to show that the
disease is to. a great extent local and
not epidemic. .
A letter to the Chicago I2evublican.
dated at Sadonis, Illinois, August 5th,
. . Since, the 1st of June last six to tefr
thousand: Texas cattle' were brought
to this county and pattered all over
it. Thd result id. all of our native
cattle are diseased. SadomY and Tol-
ono townships have already lost over
six nunured head or cattle, and it now
seems we are only iri the midst of it.
I see from the agricultural report that
as eany.as isoa Kails county, Missouri,
sunerea irom this same cattle disease.
The trade was continued until 1858.
when horses and sheep, also the Texas
The Troy (N. Y.) Times says :'
"There is every reason to believe
that the dreaded cattle fever or pesti
lence which has caused such havoc
among the herds of Illinois and other
Western States, has made its appear
ance in this vicinity. Its ravages thus
far seem to have been confined to
Greenbush and vicinity, but it i3 ev
idently spreading, and unless great
vigilance is exercised may be fearful
in its results. The first case reported
occurred about a weeK ago, a cow be
longing to Mr. Aiken being found in
the pasture dead. At first it was sup
posed she was struck by lightning.
The next day, however, another cow
suddenly died, and up to the present
time Mr. Aiken has lost eight. Sev
eral other persons have lost cattle by
the same disease, and during the past
week probably twelve have died. The
animals are sick but a few hours, and
the only symptoms they exhibit Is a
slight bleeding at the nose. They will
apparently be well at night, and in the
morning be found dead. There is
hardly a doubt-that this is the same
disease which prevails among the
western cattle, and that it has been
brought here by infected droves from
Illinois. It is said to have made its
appearance in Buffalo about a fort
night since, also at Cincinnati and
" In this locality its fatal results have
not been confined to cattle alone. . A
young man named Abram Smith, em
ployed by Abram G. Wands, who
also lost two cows by the disease,
skinned one of the Cows that died on
Wednesday last. His hands and arms
were somewhat scratched by berry
bushes, and iri this manner the pois
onous matter of virus was innoculated
into his arm. The limb began to
swell and pain him very much. He
consulted a physician, but his condi
tion" rapidly grew worse, and on Sat
urday resulted in his death. His fu
neral will take place to-day. A sister
of the deceased, who attended him in
his' last illness, kissed him after his
death, and wa3 also infected by the
disease. This morning she is lying
very low. and it is thought cannot re
cover. Another man named Ustran-
der waa subsequently affected in the
same manner, but is still alive. That
the death of Smith was the result of
the infection there is no doubt. These
facts show that caution should be
used, not only in preventing the
spread of the contagion, but in touch
ing the diseased animals."
A Legislative session of 134 days, at
$o per day the longest session ever
held iri Ohio, at the hiahest ver diem
ever paid a State Legislatvre.
An adjournment to the tirst or jNov-
ember, with probability of a six months
Near One Hundred Thousand Dol
ors excess of Legislatve salaries wast
ed ths idiots, insane and other un
fortunates left with an insufficient
appropriation, for the purpose of mak
ing a show of retrenchment.
Tax -payers, how do you like it ?
The expense of the last session of
the Democratic Legislature were S4C6,
000 at least $100,000 in excess- of what
they should have been.
The adjourned session will com
mence on the 23d of November next,
and will swell the whole expence of
legislation for the year to $215,000.
The entire expenses of the Repub
lican Legislature last year were $93,
Such is Democratic retrenchment.
The foregoing is from the Colum
bus Journal. Keep these fact3 before
the people !
The Delaware Gazette completes
the indictment. It says:
In return for this v aste of the peo
ple's money We have the disfranchise
ment of our crippled soldiers at the
Dayton Home; a stigma placed upon
intelligence by making knowledge a
bar to voting; a revolutionary attempt
to trample under foot the Constitution
of the State and the decisions of the
courts, in order to rob Republican
voters of the ballot, a malicious at
tempt to withdraw the assent of the
Legislature to the' XlVth Constituti
onal Amendment ratified by the peo
ple by over forty thousand majority ;
a wanton and arbitrary interference
with the elective franchise by enact
ing that the freeman's ballot shall be
illegel unless printed on paper of a
particular color ; the unseating of a
Republican Senator, constitutionally
elected, merely to increase a factious
and accidental majority ; a large num
ber of aditional judges heavily salaried
at the expense of the State ; a vast
amount of special legislation and lo
cal taxes ; no Farmer's College ; no
Reform School for Girls ; no Asylum
for the Chronic Insane ; no readjust
ment of taxation.
Such is Democratic legislation.
Rumor has it that there is great
coolness between Queen Victoria and
her eldest daughter, the Princes Royal
of Prussia. The latter is said to have
urged her mother to desist from her
purpose of abdicating her crown and
retiring to Castle Rosenau, in Thurin
gia. Her sister Alice, the Princess of
Hesse-Darmstadt, is said to have added
greatly to the estrangement between
her mother and her eldest sister, of
whom she Is exceedingly jealous. It
is even believed that the Queen has
made a will, in which she disinherits
the Crown Princess of Prusia, and
leaves the bulk of her fortune to the
Princesses Alice. Helena and Louisa,
bequeathing only moderate sums to
Wales, Prince Arthur and Prince Le
opold. Mr. Quilp says wives should not
only be well-bread, but know how to
make bread. Quilp is an old fossil.
Such an opinion is worthy of the past.
Thirty centuries ago African civil
ilization was the mightiest and moft
refiued upon tha face of the earth.
The arts and sciences were carried to
a high degree of p erfection, and hava
enriched all succej iing civilization?.
Astronomy, and all tranches cf sci
ence, were laugh in her schools ; and
the reputation of their colleges and
universities was of such high stand
ing that the saes and philosophers of
Greece arAi other nations repaired to
them in order to become learned in tb.8
wisdoruwhich they posesed. Painting
and sculpture were well understood
by them long before the days of Ho
mer.' They were well versed In geom
etry and astronomy ; and the first who
taught that the year conisu-d c f thres
hundred and sixty-five and one-forth
The skill displayed ty t!ielr physici
ans in the treatment of dleae gavo
them such a world-wide fame that
even Cicero admitted that he wanted
no better aid irr sickness than they
could give him1. They Were uncoualod
in the art of preserving dead todies
from putrefaction'. The first national
police ever known in history were or
iginated by th'em. They were tha
first who consecreated each day in tha
year to1 a particular god and this
method of forming the calendar has
beerx imitated and' preserved to tho
present time ; the gods having yielded
their places to thesaint3 of a Christian'
era. In their estimation of women,
and in the respect shown to them, they
were not equaled by any nation of
antiquity. The honor and reverenco
shown to the aged is another fact
which exalts their civilization. They
originated the worship of departed
heroes; and were the hrst authors of
many of the gods and goddesses we
read of in classic story.
They were celebrated for the manu
facture of cloths, which equaled la
perfection and fineness the most per
fect fabric of the present day. So well
were they skilled In the manufacture
of glass, and in the manner of stain
ing it of various hues, that thev
counterfeited with success the ame
thyst and other precious stones.
Thev Were famed for tha man n fix
ture of paper, in which they excelled
all other nations of antiquity. Great
were tney in snip building and navw
gation', and In the days of the Romaa
empire their grain ships were the lir-
gest on the Mediterranean. Their
mariners made long voyages to distant,
parts of the earth. One of their ships
left the Red Sea and explored tha
whole coast of Africa, returning thro
the Straits of Gibraltar. They worked
the tin mines of Cornwall, in Eng
land, long before the Britons were a
civilized people. Their mining opera
tions were carried oa upon a stupen
dous scale, aud by very scientific
methods. Among their lost arts was
that of cutting and polishing the
hardest stone ; and no one can tell of
the means employed for cutting in
scriptions, frequently to the depth of
more than two inches, with a minute
ness and finish which is truly surpris
ing. They were well acquainted -with'
mechanical powers and the mode of
applying a locomotive force with tho
most wonderful success. Who can
tell the secret of that power which
quarried immense blocks of granite,
hundreds of tuns in weight, or by
what appliances they were transported
over a space of several hundreds or
miles to their places of destination.
Their wonderful knowledge of mech
anism in the erection of Immen30
pillars, many feet in bight and crow
ned with lintel stones forty feet long
and five feet square. The different
orders of architecture are distinctly
traceable to them. No people, ancient
or modern, have equaled them in tho
grandeur, massiveness and costliness
of their structures; and their everlas
ting architecture exists to-day, though
in ruins, to proclaim the wonderful
mechatdcal knowledge of its founders. .
The Colored Tote ot the South. '
One of the most significant features
of the political canvass now going on
in the South, is the fact that the Dem
ocratic party is entering into an' ani
mated and, apparently, not altogether
unsuccessful competition with the Re
publicans for the vote of the colored
people. In Georgia the Democrats
put forward the claim that they will
get, at least, 40,000 of the 90,000 negro
votes of that State. In Georgia tho
Democrats, headed by Howell Cobb,
have formed a sort of League, tho
members of which pledge themselves
not to give work to any negroes who
cannot show that they are members
of some colored Democratic club. It
is stated that there are fourteen colored
Democratic clubs in Savannah, Ga.,
and that "numerous accessions" are
received at every meeting. The bad
ges of these clubs are exhibited by
colored men seeking labor as proof
that they intend voting the Democrat
ic ticket. The Republicans aver that
the colored men who join these clubs,
do so under coercion to procure em
ployment, and that they will "play
possum " when the election comes,
and vote the Republican ticket. '
Warning ion Star.
They have at least one girl of un
doubted "loyality" in Illinois. Judga
Griffin was holding court ia Aledo,
while a camp meeting was in progress
near by. Certain young ladies from
the campground came over and solicit
ed lodging3. The landlady replied
that every bed contained two lodgers,
except one, and that was occupied by
Judge Griffin. "But come up-starirs," :
shesaid, "andl'llfindaplace foryou."
She led. The young ladies followed.
One of them, bursting into tears, buri- '
ed her fac in her hands, and leaning
over the railing sobbed bitterly, ex
claiming in broken accents : "L I I
don't want to sleep with JudgeGriflin ;
he he's a copperhead." There is no
discount on that girl's "loyality."
Recent explorations show Northern
Minnesota to be peahaps the most re
markable slate region ia the world.
The slate ridge is some twenty odd
miles in length and six in width. In
one place are mounds of slate cover
ing a large extent of territory, which
have the appearance of a city, there
being street, houses and towers of
regular shape, the whole presenting a
most singular and interesting appear -
Time wears slippers of list, and his
tread is noiseless. The days come
softly dawning one after another,
creeping in at the windows, their
fresh morning air so grateful to tha
lips as they pant for it, their music so
sweet to the ears that listen to it, until
before we kcow it. a whole life of days
has possession of the citadel, and tun
has taken us for his own.
It i3 not always a mark of franknesa
to possess an open countenance Aa i
alligator is a deceitful creature, and"
yet he presents an opea countenance,
when it is ia the very act o( taking
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