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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1868)
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TIPTON, JIEWETT 4 CIU'RCII,
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T11UMAH 4 LUOADY,
AU'yaftt taw SeHellrlnCherjr,
OCTm in IUktrlt t Omrt Iloonu
B. M. IUCH.
Attornrr J-w ttd nd A ent
()",( ,'n tVinrt Itftinflrtl tlwr, Wfwt t-ldo.
" 1 WmTiI. M.i.KNNAN,
Attcry Cnlor mt Law,
ybrftHka eu.rt XpbniBkft.
B. F. PEKKIN4,
Attorncf and CounwUr t L.w
Tuftuniw-li, JohntKin ('., Neb.
CHF-3Ti:U F. NYE,
Attoraer t Wr CUlm Agtt,
Taw nw City, rawnfe Cx, Kcb.
9 n. k. GKiaas,
A.ttrner t Lw A. Ueal Eitate Agt,
Beatrice, Oai?e County, ebrafcta.
Tt V TTt'nilES.
Heal Estate Agent ad Jatle f Pi
Orr,ae In Court House., fret door, west bide.
BAIUIET A LETT,
Areata & Land -Warrant Brokers.
No. 31 Main Street.
TO n fiend to pairing TaxeiM Fm-retiden$.
Personal attention civm to making Lacatons.
Lands, improved and unimproved, or tale on
VM. 1L HOOVEIt,
Ileal Estate and Tx Paying Agent.
Office ia District Court Boom.
WlH give vrornri nttrntion to the tale ff Rral
Ttate and Jfvmnd e luxe throughout the
N emaha Land itrrt
JONAH X LACKER,
Collector for tne City f Bro-rnTtlle,
Will ailend to the Ptjiient of Turd J Xon-
D0RSEY", IIOADLEY & ca.
Real Estate Aents.and Dealers laLand
W arrants and College Scrip
No. T Main Street,
Buy and tell improved and unimprmed tytds.
Buv, tell and toca'e Land Warrant, and Affrt
ulrai fr-rtp. VuretU election of ,'Zn
tneni Landsor L-Uum, Homesteads od Pre
cmiXionsrmule. Attend t Contested J ometteids
and JYe-efir,tion u in Ve Land Opu-tn let
ter, of inouu-y prvMptlyand carefuUy answered.
Correspondence sdu-Ued. ;
MOSES IL SYDENHAM,
HOT Alt Y PLBLIC - LAXD AGKST,
Iff. A"W nx-j,
, WIU locale lands for intending
rtve any information requireil
lUe lan.U of S uth-Western Nebr
Fort Kearney, Aebrasica.
concern i n k
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' " MATHEWS, j. i ROY,
PHYSICIAN AXD SlItGEOS. BARBER. AXD HAIR DRESSER.
Office No. 1 Main Street. No. 55 Main Street,
' ' a a not I nY M D Ha a splendid suit of Bath Koom. Alto a
; A. S, HOLLADAl. fli. choice stock of Gentleman' a Motions.
r-rician, Surgeon and Obstetrician, mmmmmmmmmmm,mmu j jm
, Offloellolladay & Co s Drug Store. - qhjJH DEAEERS.
Grod'iated in 1S31 ; Ijocaied in BrownviUe in J , .
1 Has on hand complete set of Amputating, GEO. G. START & BRO.,
'fli DEALERS IK GRAIN, PRODUCE, e.
the 'dxseasrs of Women and Children. Asjnnwall, ebruska.
A KTWiRT M D The highest market prh-e paid for anything
C F. STE AKT, ai. k) farmer can mie. We will buy aud sell
PHTSICIAJJ AKD SURGEON, tverylliing known to the market;
Ojfice-Xo. aiMaiuStreeU WORTHING & WILCOX,
CJU IIourt-1 to 9 As ond I to 2 and to Forwardlng and Commission
W. IL KIMBEUUN . And Dealer in alt kinds of Grain, for which
OCULIST ASD AURIST, iftey pay the Highest Market JTiceiiiCush
Rooms at the S; r IloteU "-""!?Mt"M
WVt Treat all Crease vf i r. Lye and Far. . TAILORING. T,
' LL'?-- " "r.AUROLDT & ZECir,
nrr. chant tailors,
GEORGE MARION, A ' ' No. 8 Main Street,
Dealer in ' Have on hnnd a splendid stock .of Goods,
Dry Goods,Groeerie.,Boot.,S-o.1 aZSK
No. 9 Main Street. - ,irMlMMaMMP---i
WM- T. DEN, "" "WAGON MAKERS.
Wholesale a nd Retail Dealer in - - -Cl XT "
General Merchandise, and Commission FRANZ H ELMER,
d Forvrardlng ilerenant, , Wagon Maker and Repairer.
No. 5 Main Street. Shop West of Court House,
Com Planters, Plows, Staves. Furniture, fre.. Wagons, Buggies, Plows Cultivators, &c, re
tthinysikhanrC Highest marl et price paid or pairat on short notice, at law rates, and war-
JI,deji, J'elis, Furs and Country Produce. ranted to give satisfaction.
G. M. HENDERSON, - 0
Jealcr in Foreign and Domestle BOUNTY CLAIM AEfTS.
DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES, d. J3. SMITH,
... No.5 Main Street,' c g yA CL,A1M AGENT,
J. L McGEE &. CO. , Washington Cdy, D. a
Dealers in General Merchandise, '111 attend to the prosecution of claims be
No. McPhcrson's Block, Main SU fore the Department in person, for Addinonal
Bountv. Back Pay and Pensions, and all
-T-.. c-t,c claims accruing against the Government du-
DRUG STORES. . , ring the late war.
Wholesale attd Retad Dealer in
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
No. 41 Main Street.
McCREERY 4 NICKELL,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drags, Books, Wallpaper A Stationery
No. 3 Main Street,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES H ELMER,
BOOT AXD SHOE MAKER,
No. 61 Main Street.
JJa on hand a superior stock of Boots and
hoes. Custom Work done with neatness and
tits patch. .
BOOT AND SnOE MAKER,
No. 5 8 Matu Street,
Una on hand a good assortment of Gent's,
Ladxe', Misses' and Children Hoots and Shoes.
Custom Work done with neatness and dispatch,
Jiepairing done on short notice.
JOHN a DEUSER,
Dealer m to-es, imwarr, ramps, c.,
No. 9 Main Street.
SHELLENBERGER BRO S-
Manufacturers X Dealers In Tinware.
Xo. 14 Main St., McPherson s Block.
Stmes. Hardware, Carpenter's Tools. Black
muth t t'vrnutlung, tc. constantly on ttanet.
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. 64 Main streeu
tti,-, nnd I joshes of etwv description, and
Piastering Hair, kept on haiuL CWi Jui or
J. IL BAUER, . .
Manufacturer and Drnlrr in
harness, rr.inr.7-', r -r.ur nt.
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ves arid L.
rs k' ; t o.-t Land.
. ,3 & HUGHES,
c- -; t ' -J to the tola of Real and Personal
prf.'vr' . n th Vf"Aa Land District. Tirtna
Card of nve lin r year. Eacb
. ..fitimnl li"". i-
O. W.OAIUU.SUN, 1'roprif tor.
Good accommodation. IJoiirdlng by the
dy or wit k. THe traveling public are invi-U-J
toiclve hlra a call. l-tf
CROSS A WHITE, Proprietor.
On Levee Street, between Main and Atlantic.
Thin lluutf U eon lenient to the Hiram Boat
Latuiing, and the biuttw tirt of the Cttjj. The
best accomutodation t Vie City. Xo patn
be k; ired in making fuet ctniifortnble. Uooa
ttftiLle and Otrrall et-nretiieiit to the Hove.
L. I. Il'-nisoX, Proprietor.
Front St., lc-twon MhIii and Water.
A aod Feed and Ljvery Stable in connection
with the Jluune.
No S7 Kain Street,
OflTem to the public at reduced rates a choice
atoekof Groceries, Provisions, Confectioner
let, etc., etc . .
Bakery, Confectionery and Toy Store.
No. 40 Main Street.
Freth Bread, Cakes, Q-jttert, Fruit, etc., on hand
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer In Confectioneries, Toys, etc.
No. 44 Main Street.
E. E. EBRIGKT,
Rotary Pnblle and Conreyancer,
And agent for the Equnaoie ana auihiwu
ife Insurance Companies.
j. c. McNAuairroN,
STotary Pnbllc and Conveyancer.
Office In J. L. Carson's Bank.
Agent or National Life" and "Hartford
Live mock" Insurance Cwnpamct.
FAIRBR0THER t HACKER,
Kotary Public and Con-eyancer,
Office In County Court Room.
, W. FAIKBROT HER, JAME9 M.
Notary IMblic. County Clerk.
J. IL REASON,
Blacksmtthing and Horse jSkoclng,
Shop No. 80 Main Street,
Will do Blacksmilhing of all hinds. Makes
Ilorte Shoeing, Ironing of Wagon and Sleigh,
and Machine Work a Speciality,
J. W. A 3. r. GIRSON,
Shop on First, between Main and Atlantic.
A U work done to order, and tat isf action guar-
Shop on Water St., South of American House.
Custom Work of all kind solicited.
U. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR.
rifSreln District Court Room.
Notary J'blic and United State War Claim
gent, wui attend to the prosecution of claims
before tne Department, jor jiuii(ioniu suyy,
ibwle 7Vju aiul lYnsums. AlsotAt collection or
emi'Annual tmes on i-cnsions,
J. V. D. PATCH,
Manufacturer and Dealer in ".
Clocks, Watenes, Jewelry, etcM etc.
No. 33 Main' Street.
fKlver and Silver-Plated Ware, and all varie
ties of Spectacles eonstantty on hand. Reitairing
ametntheneaesimye,usnii wotice. c uy
moderate. Work warranted.
METROPOLITAN BRASS BAND.
BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKA.
Is at all times prepared to play for the pub
lic at any point within 150 miles of this city,
on reasonable terms. Auiret8,
41-Sm D. C Smith, Leader.
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
Rooms, Main, bet 4th & 5th Sts.
Lessons eivtntA th Piano. Organ, Melcdeon
Guitar and Vocalisation Having had tight yter
experience m ttachtr of Music in A'tv York it
confiitut af giving satisjacuon.
G. P. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and Sign Painter.
No. 66 Main St., upstairs.
Graining, Guilding, Glazing and Paper Hang
ing done on short notice, avorable terms, and
A. D. MARSH, "
Bookseller and News Dealer.
City Book Store,
No. 0 Main Street, Postofflce Building.
No. 47 Ma.iii Street, up stairs.
nt wishing 1'ietu.res executed in the latest
c ' t he A rt, will call at my A rt Gallery.
A. W. MORGAN.
tf Judge and Justice of the Peace
( - -e iu Uourt iiouie juuiiaLng
j' K. BEAIt!
; r r the M. I J Express Cm and
V. IVTflfrripn Co.
Ko, 1 a Mcl'herwm a Hlock.
C. W. WHEELER,
lllll U OK UUIIiUER.
s-'1e agent for IL W. Smith's Patent Truss
i r:.'.'c, Th strongest and best wooden
brjute now in use.
fl H. BURCIIES.
Landscape Gardener 4c Horticulturist.
Will vbud crop in Gardens, and cultivaet
same by contract. "
KErSWFTTF.R 4 FIRSMAN,
BrownTllle City Meat UarkeU
KfL 6 0 Miirt Street.
WW p"v the t rVt market price or feed Zee
Cattle, Culirt, s.'iep and Wff.
T1 4 yet sweet to listen
To the soft yet gentle swell.
And to think we hear the rnuslo
Our childhood knew so weU;
To gaze out on the even
And the boundleKS fields of air,
And to feel our boyhood s wish
To roam like angels there.
There are many dreams of gladness
That ciinsc around the paat
And from the tomb of feeling
Old thoughts come thronging fast ;
The forms we loved so dearly
In the happy days now gone;
The beautiful and lovely,
So fair to look upon.
Those blithe and gentle maidens.
Who seemed so formed for bliss,
Too glorious and too heavenly
For such a world as this ;
Whose son dark eyes seemed swimming
In a aea of liquid light.
And whose locks of gold were streaming
O'er brows so sunny bright.
Whoe smiles were like the sunshine -
In the springtime of the year.
Like the changeful gleam of April,
Tbey follow every tear !
They have passed like hopes away,
And their loreliness has fled
Oh, many a heart is mourning "!
That they are with the dead. ,
Like the brightesLbnds of summer
Thev have fallen with the stem
Yet oh. It Is a lovely death
To fade from earth like them.
And we can but think of these.
In the soft and gentle spring,
When the trees are waving o'er us,
And theflowere blossoming :
And we know that winter's coming,
With hia cold and stormy sky.
And the glorious beauty round us
In huddinsr but to die.
A NIGHT WITH THE WOLVES..
Away we went at whirlwind speed
over tne criistening sneet oi unuw
which covered the whole country for
Four splendid horses drew a sledge,
and we bounded along noiseiessiy,
smoothly, raaidly, like phantoms.
Suddenly one of the traces gave way,
and in an instant .11 our four horses,
young and high-spirited, were kick-
ing and plunging fearfully. 1 ne bro-
ken trace was only the least domage
Hnno anH urhon T anil FritZ. fllV Ser- I
vant, scrambled out, and seizing their
heads, stopped their pranKS, we iouuu
that thev had nearly kicked them-
selves free from the sledge.
It took us a full hour's worK to re-
rir fhfi damflce. and we were com
pelled to go at a compartively. slow
pace, for fear that something should I
again give way.
r lin-hrpd r citrM. and. well wrapped
in furs and cloaks, leaned lazily and
liixuriouslv back, enioving the gentle,
easv motion, and watching the four
horses'as they bounded along with the
On a sudden they burst into a iun-
ouscrallop. witn aiarxnea eyes mm
erected ears, the eage: horses disregar-
ded the utmost eflbrts of curb and
bridle, and dragged us forward with
a velocity I should have thought im-
possible. As there was no danger, I
was rather amused than otherwise by
thft trlnrioua Dace at which we were
L'oi n ir.
All on a sudden, t ritz turned in nis
seat, and said, iu a low voice, nia lace
pale with emotion.
" lne wolves!"
I stood un in the sledce. and looked
hark. I could discern a dark mass In
!iow at a great distance.
alxmt ten minutes I heard a
sound in the distance which at first I
thotnrht was the whistling of the
It was the howling of the hungry
and ferocious pack or wolves on our
track. Closer and closer came the
dark mass ; plainer and plainer the
The arms we had, consisted of two
fowling-pieces and a brace of pistols,
Unfortunately, we had but a very
scanty stock of powder and ball, and
not more than enough for two orthree
What is to be done v" l whispered
to Fritz. ...
'Fight! fisrht to the last!" he re
plied : "we must be overtaken. The
horses cannot hold out much longer.
It is yet quite twenty miles to the
chateau, and they will be upon us in
a few minutes, lia!" he cried, sud
denly, "I had forgotten there is yet
a irleam of hope!"
And now he lasned tne norses. al
ready at their utmost speed, and even
stabbed them repeatedly with his
huntine-knife. to urge them on to
fresh exertions. -
Ahead of ua was small forest, or
rather wood. It was distant some
two miles; but owing to the white
sheet of snow between, looked much
The chase continued.
I stood ready
I with my fowling-piece to fire immedi-
. . tyrov
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The fleetest of the pack dashed
ahead of the others, and approached
within a few yards of the sledge.
mi i v n...in wrs.-t ton t ii i n rcii i iwn
Their howls were fearful. I fired two
i barrels, and three wolves fell dead or
wounded. In an instant tneso were
surrounded by the others, who quick
ly tore them to pieces.
Thu htained ua a respite but a
rcrv ahnrfc one.
T mrain loaded my piece, and again
ho Tofk flashed on in pursuit. We
had not erameu uaii a uihc, ucu mcy
were again up wuu us. xm umc
they came on more furiously and exertion of the last ten minutes bleel
boldly than before the brutes had ing from half-a-dozen places' where
tasted blood. When they were near the wolves had torn my flesh, nature
enough, I again fired, and two wolves gave way, and I fell forward on a pile
fell. This time, however, tne devour
ing of their companions did not take
so long, tor i nad oniy wounucu iwu.
Once aerain I reloaded the fowling
piece, and found that all our ammuni-
uon was tnereoy kjumusicu.
. a t a. n.,nni
'lnot fire." said r ntz, wnen i in
formed hiin of the fact, "till the last
moment reserve your fire for our last
T thpre anv77' 1 asitea, cioomuy
'Ono and one only. Not far from
this, in the woods hence but I do not
tt milAia nil tlllA llUIiViilt IVUKV . aa
t ..1,1 It si mT t n rr.lAil nro IT
we can reach it, we are sale n not,
WJ IPA lAt.
On came the wolves, and two terrif
io iTeat monsters were absolutely just
abreast of us, and were striving to get
ahead to the horses.
'Fire! fire!" shouted ixitz ; "nre,
and aim well, for if those brutes re&cn
thclmrux are lost.
I flrI a larrel at tne won on iu
loft anA ovprhe went witn a Dunet
through his body. -.'" . .
I very' nearly missed the second, but
iortunaieiy uie va-uzi-
his leg. breaking it and causing him
to fall, liut eevenu oiueis wo. wt.
'irt.en them nfn Keep them off!"
ahnntl Fritz, "but for one minlite.
anA v aro RAVPd. Xlie HUl 13C10S6 OV.
mu. - - . . .
isvintioaiiv hp flocsred and snoutea
to the horses, and desperatelv they re-
sponded to the call. I nred the two
barrel a or t he re m ai c i b g u w w u g-ieve.
and -then, sticking ray pis wis in my
belt, I shouldered my gun, aua stan
ding up, struck right and left at th?
howling, pactc, whicn were now r
Idly accumulating on our rear.
pnwNVTTJ.E. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1808.
I next moment, and we pulled up fehort
M til -U...n4 .1 h riTT.
laces i miuuicu uu , . A,
seeing the howling pack fall bac for
This gave Fritz an opportunity or
Jumping out and cutting adrift tne
"Now, sir, now I" ne cneu, im.i.6
open the hut door, "haste!" ..
Still holding the fowling-piece by
the barrel, and swinging it arouuui-c,
T Icorjorf in tVia frrAlinI.
Some of the wolves had dashed off
in nurfiiiit nf h horses, while OtnerS
were between me and then ut. X struck
-ieiniialv nt tho hnwlinc brutes. Cld
rushed throucrh them to the open doo
On monstergnranerat mv throat, but,
fortunateiy, 1 suctcoaea in sirmiiig
him down, and he was content with
with tearing a' piece, with hia -fangs,
from my leg.
Tne next instant, rami ana oieeuiiiK,
we were sare in tne nut, .anu rrm
barred and bolted the door, leaving
the pack outside.
For a moment or two they scratched
- . A. J
and gnawed at the, door, ami men
dashed off to joinjtheir companions in
It was not lone before the furious
nack returned, for. having devoured
the horses, and apparently not half
satisfied, thev surrounded tne nuc on
all sides, and notning couia te neara
but their horrible bowlines, we coma
hear them scraping, scratching, and
tearingtne wooa-womoi me nuiwuu
Next thev attempted to climb to the
roof, and some soon succeeded, for we
conld hear them crawling outside.
mere was no cnimney to me nut,
but merely an aparture in the roof for
the smoke to escape. It contained a
rude fire-place, and, fortunately for
us, mere were still embers fcmouiaer
ing. There was also a little green
brushwood in the hut, which Fritz
hastened to cast in the fire. As it
caught and burned up, it gave rise to
dense volumes of smoke, which, pour-
ing through the aparture in the roof,
fTVf II 1 1 v lrAnf. th venlvp ftt. -hftV.
But after a time the smoke began to
clear, tne green wood was all gone,
and the wind, which now was high,
blew aside the smoke from the hole in
In a very short time we nreceived
the gleaming eyes, and-;red mouth
half open, of a monstrous wolf, look
down on us.
"We struck at him with the butt-end
oi our io wane-nieces.- and soon
broucht him. stunned arid bleedinsr.
to our feet.
Fritz took a piece of burning wood.
mounted to the aperture, and waved
u around, wolves, like all wild beasts,
are in mortal oread or nre, and we
SOon heard them scamper off the roof.
All through the long night we heard
the howling 'of the ferocious pack,
who had now regularly terrified us,
for, although scared by the fire, they
attempted the roof no more, but re
mained all around the hut.
All thintrs have their end. and so at
last had this long and dismal nignt.
The day broke at last, and Fritz arous
ing himself, piled on tne, nre every
available bit of wood he could find.
Suddenly our eyes, which were fixed
incessantly on the aperture, saw. three
of the largest wolves looking down
upon us. I nred my last charge or
powder, and the dead body of one fell
through. Soon another and fiercer
lot succeeded those we had driven
away, and we had now no more pow
der or snot to drive them back. f
Clubbincr our rruns. we struck fiiri-
ously at them, all the time shouting
loudly. Several fell wounded and in
capable of injury into the hut, but
others at once took their places.
At last one great nrute set the ex
ample, and crouching for an instant,
sprang right at Fritz, at the same time
giving a terrible yell.
fortunately old Fritz was enabled
to spring on one side, and the moment
the wolf landed, he dashed out his
brains with the gun he wielded.
Hardly was this accomplished than
another and another leaned down.
and these were followed by still more,
which -all our efforts could not keep
back. Furiously we fought with the
desperation of despair, for we had al
most given up hope. Several times I
leit tne langs of the wolves in mv
flesh; but by almost superhuman ex
ertion freed myself, and laying abo t
me rint ana lert, sent the shaggy
brutes sprawling under the terrible
force of my blows. A
Weary, faint, and despairing, I stag-
gered, and was about to fall, when a
loud shout from outside, followed hv
a rapid and sustained discharge of fire-
arujs, gave me iresn strength, and once
again nerved my arm.
Another shout outside, and a still
closer discharge, informal ua that
friends were near. Shoutini? words
i A a. a r . . .
oi cuuuuraL'euieni to w ntJL wrm uroa
terribly torn by the teeth of the brutes,
I again attacked them with my little
icmaimi g MLrengm. ntz, too. ablv
seconded me, and in half a minute our
rt-inaimug enemies were killed or dis
Scarcely had the crlarihir
mat ui!apj.earea unuer a furious blow
I i j: . , r j
irom me outl-end or mv nn thr
utteny worn out bv the trempndoim
of our dead enemies, and fainted.
.lue xicjh, moment tne door was
burst open, and our friends from the
chateau, who had come to the rescue,
rusned in andiraisimr the armarpntfv
lifeless forms of myself and Fritz, bore
us out into air, where, laid on the c jld
snow, we soon recovered conscious-
ness, and found that we were saved.
Some time since a very larere Irish
man came into the Paterson post-office
iuiu uuressea me postmastar with :
is tnereanyiitthersforme, sure?"
"What is your namts ?" innnirnd tri
officiaL . - .. .
"Oh, bedad, that's no matter,
there any thing forme?".
tlTI.. 1 A 9
Jiui wnat is your name? I must
know that first."
'That's none of your business It's
a litther I'm afther, and not for. to be
teiiing my name." '
After some trouble and explanation
he gave his name as Micheal Klnni-
OUl On lOOKin- nvir tho lottoro
none were foa?ld for Flannigan; The
irishman started for the door, and on
O tiv w-aw
rcai-uiug me steps was heard to sav
..Qch. be iahers, and didn't I fool th(
i iener goou r
we nad given a f. fmmo ft no
gone oil without, set ing how he had
iooicu iiiinseii. Verv Irish tbt
"Pat," our man c .'all work, ha3 re-
cently come over, and one day I gave
liin in cj mx corn to ert. He evident
ly liked it very much, but I puess he
tl e first time; for
" f "t was on tha
The Sew Atlantic Cable.
From the London Times, Oct. 13. ,
The manufacture of the new Atlan
tic telegraph, which is to be submerged
between Brest and a suitable terminus
on the shoresof the State of New York,
is progressing satisfactorily. The new
cable is almost identical in construc
tion with those which were completed
in 1868, the only difference being that
the diameter of the conducting copper
core is slightly greater, and the outside
wires are of homogeneous Bessemer
steel, galvanized, having a breaking
strain of about 1,000 pounds, while the
wires outside the existing Atlantic
lines having breaking strain of about
600. pounds. The new cable will be
laid in two lengths one from Brest to
St.-Pierre, in deep sea, of 2,32-5 miles,
not including slack, and the other
from.StPierr&-to the terminus of 122
miles in length, not including slack.
The latter section will be similar to
the Persian Gulf cable, a3 it wili have
to be laid in comparatively shallow
water, and its exterior wires will be
protected with Bright and Clark's
patent siliceous compound, which
consists principally of powdered flint
and pitch. The construction of the
shore ends will be similar to that of
the existing Atlantic lines, and will
gradually become thinner until they
assume the deep sea dimensions. Du
ring the summer her Majesty's ship
Gannet took sounding along the pro
posed route, and from the results of
the operations it is understood that
the bottom of the ocean is nearly the
same in character as the bed in which
the existing cables are laid, and of
about the same depth. Little but
mud and ooze were found along the
route. In order to avoid the dangers
of injury from rocks and icebergs, the
new. line will be laid to the south of
the present cables, below the southern
edge of the Great Bank, so that it may
be laid in deep water. Sir James An
derson who will command the great
Eastern during the expedition organ
ized for the submergence of the line,
has made the following observations
regarding the Newfoundland Banks : J
"By keeping in the 500 fathom line
upon the Milne Bank, and around,
the southern edge of the Grand Bank,
there i3 no possibility of ice or any oth
er agency that can be suggested Inju
ring the cable. The northern edge of
the Grand Bank was avoided because
it i3 uncertain at what depths the ice
bergs ground. They are said upon
good authority, to ground at times in
ninety fathoms. It is not certain at
what depth the vessels employed in
the seal trade may sometimes choose
to drop an anchor for the purpose of
keeping In the track oi ice-noes, l nese
dangers are avoided by the track cho
sen for the proposed cables, and I am
justified by my own experience in
saying that the track from the south
ern edge of the Grand Br.nk to St.
Pierre, and thence to the place of Ian
ding intAmerica, is entirely free from
any danger from ice, and does not
cross any anchorage resorted to by the
fleet of fishing vessels." The breaking
strain of the new steel cable will be 7J
tons, and the strain, required for sub
mersion need not be more than four
teen cwt. Even if it at any time be
4 necessary to haul up any portion of it
already laid, the strain need not ex
ceed a ton and a half in the deepest
water. '1 he weight or copper forming
the conductor of the existing Atlantic
cables is 300 pounds per knot; in the
new cable it will be about 400 ponnds.
The Great Eastern has arrived at
Sheerness, whence she will proceed
with the cable probably in the end of
next June. After leaving the Medway
she will go to Brest to finish coaling,
and will thence start on the telegraph
The Iionden Lancet says :
"A boy of twelve, belonging to
Korsk (Western Russia), who used to
walk with a crutch, on account or an
chylosis of the right knee, was on
horseback In the held when he was
overtaken by a voilent storm. After
severe clap or thunder tne norse
ran away, and tne Doy, completely
stunned, fell to the ground. When
his senses returned, and he tried to
rise, he found that hi3 right leg was
rrnrift. His uncle, who had ridden by
his side, and his own horse had disap-
... 1 A I A
peared. The Xor Doy, at nrst some
what collapsed, fell asleep. His com
panion, however, at last returned, af
ter having secured the horse, and on
-.-rnmininer his nephew he observed
that the richt leg was entirely wan
ting. The patient's" shirt and clothes
were in shreds, and burned along the
seams, and on the body were many
sears. The boy. was conveyed to the
vUifl-n in a cart, sunenug seveny in
the stump, ana mucn aiarnieu at ine
O - , . , L 11
hemorrhas-e. which, however, soon
stonmvl. A few days afterward Dr.
Hafrowitcn iouna a reiriuar wuunu aa
usually made by the amputating
knife, surrounded with granulations,
and presenting in the center a few
rrantrrenous spots. The division had
been eriectea oy ngiuning, mruuu
the superior extremity of the tibia, the
Eatella and femur being intact. The
ealing of the wound was very rapid,
and by the use of ordinary means.
The severed leg was iouna on tne
crass several days after the accident,
iut where the bov had been thrown
J . . . n" j.f.j
from his norse. xi ua qune ui ieu up,
emitted no smell, the tibia being quite
black, and stripped hairdown the leg.
These facts are mentioned in the Bcrl.
Kin. Woch.. lSo.21, lbos, and guaran
teed by Dr. Sycyanko.
Mark Twain tells the following sto-
rv of one of the small republics of
South America:' "There was war in
one of these little republics the one I
have been describinirr The General-in-Chief
asked the President for three
hundred men ; the President ordered
thP Minister of War to furnish them ;
the forces just the number wanted
were down on theseacoastsomewhere.
ThP Minister or war requestea tne
I" . . . . , -V . 1 . V,
t i.iiator nr rne iavv in iiui.e iucuuyv
of the republic at the disposal of the
troops, so that they might have trans
rtJirion to the seat of war. The
Minister of the Navy fan official who
had seen as little of fchips and oceans
as even Mr. Secretary Wells) sent. a
courier to where the schooner was with
the necessary order for the Lord High
Admiral. The 'Lord 'High Admiral
wrote back : 'Your Excellency, it is
imnosible. You must be aware that
hia I a 60-ton schooner. There is
not room for three hundred men in
her.' The stem old salt in the Navy
nffi wrote back 'Impossible! on
cpncp Make room. Heave the tons
rwprhoard and bring the soldiers.' Any
way to get them there, so they get
tham thprp. was all this brave sea
horse called for."
St. Ixos. Oct. SO.
Thft two following are from the
camp of the Fortieth Regiment Wis
rousm v oiuntyers, buuucu
TT.l , . .nti.nn1 HBO
Ilemphls, Tennessee :
HOLD OX t HOLD IS ! HOLD OUT 1
Bold on, my he.rt, in thy believing
The stedtast only wins the crc w;
He who, when stormy weaves sre henvlnj,
Parts with hW anchor, shall gj down ;
But he who Jesus holdi through all.
Shall stand, though heaven and earth should
Hold in thy murmurs, heaven r.rralgnlng
The patient see God's loviDg (ace;
Who bear their burdens uncomplaining,
'TIS thev that win the Father's grace:
He wounds himself who braves the rod.
And sets himself to fight with God.
'Hold oxd ! There comes an nd to sorrow;
Hope from the dust shall conquering rise;
The storm foretells a sunnier morrow;
The cross points on to Paradise.
The Father relgneth ! cease all tloubt ;
Hold on, my heart, hold la, holl out.
This Department of our paper 'n .2 ,.r th
conn of of Col. R. W. Furxas, to whom
all communications on "Aericulturo"
should be addressed.
Department of Agriculture.
" Most of our readers doubtless are
aware that a few years ago the Govern
ment established a 'new Department
at Washington called the Department
of Agriculture. This Department was
first placed under charge of Isaac
Newton, as Commissioner of Agricul
ture; a specimen of the "fine old gen
tleman school ; ' of quaker procliv
ities, and decidedly "old fogyish" in
almost everything. . In addition to
thi3 unfavorable feature, the Depart
ment was stuck away in the under
ground portion of the Interior Buil
ding. Under these and other circum
stances the Department of Agricul
ture war not accomplishing what its
originators or the friend3 of Agricul
ture thought the United States desired,
but was fast becoming an unpopular
institution. An effort was made a
year or so ago to supercede Mr. New
ton, but without success. Shortly
after, Mr. Newton died, and Gen.
Horace Capron being prominently
connected with the Agricultural affairs
of Illinois, was appointed to fill the
vacancy.. He immediately renovated
the whole Department, and infused
into it new life and energy. A new
Building expressly for the Depart
ment was completed the past season
on grounds in the vicinity of the
Smithsonian Institute, and the De
partment is now in its new quarters.
Gen. Capron will now have an oppor
tunity to further develop matters.
Prof. Glover, with whom we have
long enjoyed an intimate and pleasant
acquaintance, will now have abun
dant opportunities and facilities for
putting into successful operation his
pet scheme, the "Agricultural Muse
um." This is one of the features of
the Department to which the Prof.
has given years of attention. His idea
is to have a collection of fruits, grains,
products of all kinds, together with
insects and birds, either injurious or
beneficial, from all the States, classed
and arraigned in order as States. This
is already done to a considerable ex
tent, and when completed, will be
both interesting and beneficial beyond
When are Grapes Itipet
There is, and ha3 been for years, a
diversity of opinions among 'grape
growers and wine makers as to when
a grape is ripe. We suppose this de
pends somewhat on locality, soil, and
variety. But whichever of these char
acteristics may control it is yet es
sential to know when this proper ripe
ness occurs. With a view to settle
this question, the "Kelly's Island
Wine Company" have made'extended
and careful expeiiments the past ten
seasons. The experiments were made
on the Cawtaba Grape from the time
they were fit for use, Oct. 22d, until
the season was completed, Nov. 13th
The result showed a gradual gain In
the Weight of must, until the close of
the season. The company purchased
691 different lots of grapes, weighing
Three Hundred and Fifty Tom. Their
average was 83 and 3-5 hundredths de
grees. The average of lots taken in
between the loth and 19th of Oct., was
80 and 6 hundredth degrees. The av
erage of lots taken after the loth of
Nov., was SS and 13 hundredth de
grees, a iracticu over lu.per cent, tn
favor of the late gathering. Wo had
no idea of the particular difference in
the per cent., but our experience ha
been a marked difference in the grapes
anowea to remain on tno vines as
long as possible.
The- America?. Journal of Horticul
ture and T tormts Companion is the
best publication of this kind publishe
iu the United States.' It ia published
monthly, and contains 64 pagts of
reading matter, with numerous illus
trations pertaining to an illustrative
of subjects' belonging to its epeda
field of labor. " Nearly all the princi
pal writers on Horticulture and Flora
culture in the country are regular con
tributors. The work commences its
third year on the loth of January next
We have been a constant reader of
this periodical from the first number
. 1 V
and heartily recommenu it. we are
now making up a club for next year
and would be pleased to receive names
Each subscriber for next year wil
receive two plants of the now most
celebrated Strawberry "President
Tilton & Co., 161 Washington St.
Hon. Marshall P. WTilder of Dor
chester, Mass., has growing on his
place, more than eight hundred dif
ferent varieties of pears, and has ex
hibited at one time ever three hun
inches high,, wit!; :
and is loaded with s
"We advise thos who are gro ir
grapes in thli country to throw their
vines on the-ground tnd cover with
straw or rubbish of scrae kind.. There
are many varieties, such a Concord,
Delaware, Diana, Hartford, Proline,
Oporto, Herlimart, Clintca, Ives Seed
ling and others, perhaps, that do not
actually rtqu.'re such "treatment, but
theyield is so much betterby so doing,
that it paj-s to cover them. We have
tried both plans, and will always
hereafter -put our vines down in the
winter. . ."
The vintagc'of in France is es
timated at from 50,000,000 to 0,000,
000 of hectolitres, or 1,30,000;000 gal
lonsor, in round numbers, S3 gallons
every man, woman, and child in
At the -Colorado fair, 4 cabtagea
weighed an average of 4-3 lb each, 12
turnips and GO potatoes made each a
barrel, and there were squashes feet
In circumference. , -
Only a few varieties of apples will
grow well in extremely cold climates ;
these are the Duchess of Oldenburg,
led Astrachan, St. Lawrance and
Wine Sap. ' -
Timothy Dwight, President of Yale
College, was the first in this country
to give strawberries garden cultivation.
He is a farmer who keeps his farm
from running down, he who does not
do this is a pretended farmer.
The past season, a half tun of Grapes
were shipped from Washington mar
ket to Glasgow, Scotland, , .
It Is said that the earliest potatoes
of any given variety, are produced
from seed not quite lipe.
In Australia, the bees resemble large
horse-flies, and they do not sting.
The Editor of the Times, at' Ham
burg, lowa, na3 sold out, and on
eaving the paper speaks to the Ham
burgers thusly :
I leave it because I have lately be
come rather piously inclined, and
want to spend ray nights and Sundays
at church, instead of in a printing
I leave it because I can't live on "po
sition," without money.
I leave it because I want to live at
east one year longer and think this
my only chance.
I leave it because I am tired of car
rying two revolvers and three oowie
knives to defend myself.
And last, but not least, 1 leave it
because I want to.
Now a bit of advice to the people of
Hamburg and Fremont county :
ir you want a good town and a good
comity, don't let your interest in thi3
You have now the best weekly pub
lished on the Missouri Slope, nnd next
to your churches and your schools, it
s the great lever that will move you
on to civilization, eniichtment and
Don't consider every dollar you pay
the printer co be a contribution. Do
you not Know that you get value re
ceived for every dollar that you pay
trie printer c - -
Don't you know. he. works fervour
interest as well at;' bis own: that every
issue of his paper brings new settlers
to your county, and advances the val
ue of your property in proportion ?
itememberthis. continue your sup
port; and when vour money is due.
go and pay it as you would any other
One thing more;
If the editor says anything to dis
please t-ou, go and whip him. Don't
bang around the street corners, blow
ing about breaking his head, and
cleaning out his office, and then if vou
nappen to see him coming, you sneak
across the street like a whipped cur
but just go direct to him and chastise
him, or else keep your mouth shut.
Do this, vote tor Grant, and you will
get your reward In the next world, if
you miss it in this, w . A. putney.
Old Governor H-
County, W lsconsin, has already fig
ured in your pages.1 -Many are the
iaugnaDie stones toid or him. 1 re
member seeing him once in a state of
mind usually called wrath. The cir
cumstances were as follows : The Gov
ernor, returning home from a tour to
the northern part of the State, put up
ioruie nignt at a hotel in the nourish
ing and beautiful village of Princeton,
situated on the Fox River. Tr.j next
morning, after arriving at home, he
discovered that he had left his trunk
at the hotel, twenty miles away. He
just, then saw one of his ncighbo
going to Princeton, and in his mo
pompous style requested him "to cali
at the hotel and see If there was not a
little trunk there belo'nirin? to him.?'
"Yet. with pleasure." .replied "the
kind and obliging neighlor. Yv'hen
ready tx return lie found his wngon
heavily loaded ; the trunk proved' to
be a large and well-til led. traveling
trunk, quite heavy, and it was quite
certain, on the principle of antecedent
probabilities, that he would never get
a cent for his trouble ; so. seelnir that
it was safe at the hotel, he drove home.
As he approached the residence of the
Governor, the latter went out nnd
opened the gate, expecting the trunk
wouiu oe taueu in and left at the door.
The farmer told him he was not com
ing in. "But," says the Governor,
"did you not get my trunk?" "No;
you didn't ask me to get it." "Did
not? What would you call it I asked
you?" thundered the exasperated
Governor. "Why, you asked me to
look and see if it was there. I did sx,
and you will find it safe there any day
by just driving over to Princeton.
Good -day, Governor, pood-day!"
Suffice it to say the Governor didn't
ask that neighbor to do any more er
rands for him.
This comes from the mouth of White
River, Arkansas :
" During the Red RIvar campaign,
la3t Spring, a New York regiment of
Zouaves was marching throvgh Alex
andria, Louisana. An old and prob
bly near-sighted woman coming to the
door, and seeing the red-petticoated
soldiers pass, exclaimed, "Mercy!
ivhat U the Government coming to,
when it has to fetch its winen lo war!"
Th? estimated c!
: in the reve
'! :s year will r
, inish Goverii-iiient seeks to
I;an of 200,000,000 crowns, at
... a; ox o per cent
. "T - ... '
. i A .... A . . . . - '
rron the Ch!
- - 4 -
awav. (ir-tr.t a 1
rrei.Jct anJ Vi
1! v. U a . 1. 1 . a -
c ::x s.r?
1 1 :
Klux-KUa cn now c,
nal work, or tx j eft as.
of tae La.rer. ir. r-;:r;:ru
1 a w s o f Co n irrc i w ; . r : t, e : rrr t ".
thedirtatpres-;. Soyicur sr. 1
can hav? their.:K:-ct-of-'--aTe,
Andrew Jchr.sia can srirr t:
hii tiUlor's. shorv ia 121 i?-.r. :
All h well ! Thau3te
givcth the victor v. It h
table fi-ht, an i the
profitably take a rttrcv-riva
the fic-id,andagU::.-i-: tL-vr
Itut tn rrctt Ici ?
- - - V
put themselves upc:i. :i
that the peolla could nc
them. It is ta t? regretted, tl- thr.i
they will not te able to muatcrstrer. Ah
enough to exercise a hoalthful rc!r
upon'the dominant party. Thlj wo
say both as partisans and c:tiz:3.
There was wi?d"in in" th? sayirj cf
John Randolph that th?n;ott:llciePt
majority a partycan have in a lcr!
lative body is a majority cf cne, 'ibo
most dangerous poition that a party
can be placed in n 1 1 hold power ty a
unanimous vote. The presence ci an
active and vigilant minority sUiikL::
Iy strong to -command-respect, li a-i
essential to the well-telng o"th3 party
in power, as it h toUie well-tein c"
the country. When we look back up
on the vicissitudes through which ti'3
Republican party has pa?-ed, and at
tho yawning precijiors upon vrhese
edges it has trodden all by ror.se a cf
its prerxondornt.ing strength in the
government we are . forced ta ac
knowledge that the matchless blun
ders of the Democracy and the peoa
al popularity of Gen. Grant have been
cmeny instrumental insavmgus ircn
condign punishment at the polls. It
is not that the principles of the Re
publican party are not rs inspiring
and attractive as ever. It is not that
its great ends and purposes are not
noble and elevated. It is net that it-
record is not in harmony with tha
truths of the Declaration of Indepen
dence and with the spirit of the age.
In all these things there-publican par
tymay challenge the admiration of
the worLland of all com In g generations
For the abolition of slavery alone it
ought to be able to retain possession of
the government lor a quarter of centu
ry. Yet we cannot conceal from our
selves that we made a narrow escapa
from a defeat in the October elactior:?,
and that if we had lost those elections
we should have less cause for rejoicing
to-day. The Democracy were much
nearer to victory on the 13th of Oct
obcr than they have been at any tima
since the election of JumesRuchanan ;
and this, r.otwith-dandingthslr declar
ed principle and their past record are
to our view atrocious, while those cf
the Republican party aro of the mc3t
Whether the Democracy will learn
anything from the severe dl-clpllna
they have had we cannot with any
certainty predict, lhey have boon 33
long wedded to
c 1 1 un n
. v a i -
may do anything foolish or abomina
ble without exciting special wonder.
If they could forget that that Institu
tion ever existed, or could remember
it has been abolished, we might ex
pect that they would now put them
selves on a level with existing fact?,
and lay out a program me for the futura
which would promise them at lea3t
what Mr. Seymour so plteously asked
for enough power to check the ex
travagancies of their opponents. This
they have not obtained in the recent
elections. They will be relatively
weaker in the Senate than they hava
been at any time since 1852, whilo in
the House thty will bo but a tria
stronger than last year. The checks
and balances of our system of govern
ment must be looked for inida tha
Republican party. It is a difficult ro.'j
that has been assigned to us, b::t wo
must find wisdom to play it through.
The. election has settled, beyond
controversy or, dispute, that tho Re
construction laws of Congress shall to
executed, and that the national credit
shall be not only maintained, but Im
proved. It is incumbent on the Re
publican party to established impar
tial sutn-age in the Suuth and tore
store specif payments. Roth cf thcs-3
measures mu.-"t be carried into tllect
within the next four years; lest wu
shall be justly liable lo the charge cf
incompetency or Lad faith, 1'eaM
will not be fully e-tabli-hed iu tha
rebel States until th:r frecdrneu have,
the protection of the ballot. . T3
public rrcdit will : not be fully estab
lished until the government red?em3
its pat due obligations. With thc-sg
great objective point? to strive for, tha
Republican prmy must be mors care
ful wi:U.the details of Rs housekeep
ing It must not have po many Lx3
ends, M mut'h rickety furakurc, so
many broken windows and smoky
chimneys. It must give more tim t
vonc and timo to screec
ma -i wji cuiy e xercise ii wise economy ,
end a scrupulous honesty iu all things T
but iu?t acein to do ho. It mi:? -
minister justice impartially to f;
and foe alike. It must bemugr;..
moTH in victory, treating all who t
willing to co-opcratf with it In s-ttli
by-gone issues an the basis ofe-.
rights-as friend?. In .short, it musk
bring to bear upon public business tha v
same common sense which General '
Grant exercised upon military atlliirs
both during the rebellion and after it3
close. There need be no division la
Its ranks of Radicals and Conserva
tives. Andrew Johnson is now
impeached most effectually, and
with him, Horatio Seymour, Frank
Rluiraudtho whole Tammany Hall
Convention. This 13 emphatically an
era of unity and good feeling in tha
Republican party, and it can be mada
the harbinger or future triumphs IX
those who are entrusted with, power
use the victory of Tuesday with dis
cretion and moderation, rememberin
that it is not a party which they arS
to govern, but a great nation, with di
verse views, Intere3t3 and pre?udices '
The principles upon which the victo
ry was achieved must be carried for
ward to their practical enforcer. eat.
te las election were of no use brt
thi3 should be dona In tha
lent ana oLer.sivs manner.
lUNvaiu none, witn a.
for all," is as good a motto to-day rJalt
waoiu lata. The character of r.n
Grant gives' abundant prorata thit"
hi3 administration will be marked by
prudance, .irrajaesa and ccn:;lia..ioa,
compromising no principle, but exer
cwnghii hi-h oIce a3 tha Chi'f
Magistrate of 30,000,000 of people, all
enUtled to the same rights and tha
same respedul cocsideratioa.
Sutsicribe for the Advertijer.
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