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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1868)
; CHUECH, COLHAPP- & CO.,
iScTI tenon's Clock, &1 Floor, Hail Entrance,
"ts eery on f year..
Flrf oopiwt one year.
Ten roj.ies one y'tr
'Twenty ccpi- one year.
And PLAITT AKD FAKCT J OB WOES, done in
good style and at reasonable rate.
Otrda or five line or 1, a '.year. Each
. . lulditloiml Un .
JLttr7 t Law and Xnd Agents,
OfTloe In Coort Konsc, tf lth FTobta Jndre.
ttttox, nrruTrrr a crrrucn,
One o. to McPbeiBon't Bl'fc, op Btalrm.
THOMAS A U110ADY,
At tr at aw A. SoUeltr lm Chtattrf,
Omoc lm DUtrict Court Room. '
a M. EICH,
A.ttrat7 tt Lawud Land Agrcni.
Oa In Court House, tiret door, west Bide.
TiI. n. McLEXNAX,
Attnrjr and Cosnsclor at Lw(
, XebraUa City, Xebraska;-
; : E. F.TtiUIIXS, - '
Attorvpy ad Conmlor at law,
TecumHch, J4knon Co, Xen,
CHESTER F. XYE,
Attermey at Law amd War Claim Agent,
Pawnee City, fawnee Co, Xeb.
X. K. GKIGGS,
Attormty at Law - Ual atat Affe&i,
BeaU toe. Gage County, Xcbraaka.
U. V. HUGHES,
Eal Eatate Act aadJaUt f P"f
OSce ia Court House, first door, west aide.
BAEEET & LETT,
LmA ltU - Ua Warraat Brakn.
i. - - Xa. 1 Main Street,
ma attend to paying Taxet for yrm-residmU.
JPrrmmal atteniM give, to maJang Loeatuma.
Xoad, improved and unimproved. Jar male on
Taaomubie term. .
, .. f VX. H. HOOVER,
r.X Estate aa4 Tax Paylmg AceaU
PBTCICXAS 1XD SntGEOS.
Office Xal Main Street.
A. S. HOLLADAY. M.
ly-elelan, Sstrgeen and Olxtetrician,
.; Office Holladay A. C's Drug Store.
Oradvated in 1851 ; Lorated in Jtrovtwille in
'IKjO. Jia on hand complete sets of Amputating,
7Yrphtnnff and Obstetrical Instruments.
F. H.tspecial attention given to Obstetrics and
the disease of Women and Children.
C. P. STEWART, M.
... . PRTIK1C1AK AKD SURG EOS,
' . OfTiee Xo. 1 Main Street.
Of!ot Sown 7 loMJi, and I tot and Ci to
1 P. M.
W. H. KIMBERLIX, M. D.
FRTSICIAS AXD 8URGEOX,
To the Xebraaka E!-e and Ear Infirmary,
wlU recommenoe practice at Brownviile,
May 1st, lstia. .
, GEORGE MALMOX,
Dealer in -
' Crj Goods, Groceries, Boots, Snocs, dve
, . Xo. 0 Main Street.
WM. T. DEX,
General Merchandise, and Commission
and Forwarding Merchant,
Xo. S Main Street.
Corn Planters, Pimm, Stove Furniture, Ac,
aJfttys on hand, Jiionxst marl et price paid for
JJv&es, Petit, Furs and Country produce.
G. M. HEXDERSOX,
c Jiealer in Fbreiffn and Domestic
CRT GOODS AKD GROCERIES,
Xo. 5 S Main Street.
- . .... . J. L. McGEE A OX
Dealers In General McrcnandJLae .
Xo. TS McPherson'6 Block, Main St.
. HOLLADAY A COn
Wholesale and Jietail Dealers in
Dregs, Kedicines, Paints, Oils,
Xo. 41 Main Street.
McCREERY A XICEELL,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Orsp, Boons, "VVallpaper 4t Stationery
. XavSS MalnStroeU v
BOOTS AND SHOES.
; - ; CHARLES HEL38ER,
BOOT AKD SHOE MAKER,
Xo. Main Street.
f?m aawtf o -ouswtrim- stock of Jtoot and
' Cart a Work. 4tne trilh. neatness and
A. ItOBIXSOX. -
H'-' BOOT AXD SHOE MAKER,
, ; Xo. ft Main Street
fJ7ts on hand a trrnd assortment of Oents,
idet, .V'uMnr' and Children's hoots and Shoe.
tCustom M ark done rah neatness and dispatch.
Jtrparrtng done on snnrt notice.
JOHX C. DETJSER,
. . Xo 79 Main Street.
.llmi1"" Dealers In iTlnwaro.
Ka 7 s Mais ik, McPherson's Block.
ffaim, Uarduxire, Otrpentcr's Tools. Jtlaek-
4tmiLh's furnxsnxng; Ac, contianily on ttana.
JOHX VT. MIDDLETOX,
C1ARXESS, EB IDLE S, COZ.X. k RA. Etc.
Ka a llxln Ktaaet.
Jlaxtrring iatr. krpt 4m hand. Owi paxd or
i. i Z. EL. BAITER, J
Manufacturer and Dealer ia
CXARXEXS, 6RIDl.ES, COLL A3. , Etc.
Xo. 0J Main Street.
ifending done Ut order, fkitaifaclifm rrvaranteed.
, . CHARIS BCIEGEL,
BEER HALL AXD LrxCXX timiSC,
Xo. Mala BtraeL
BILLIARD BALL AXD SALOOX,
Basement, Xo. 4 Main Street.
The best Wines and Liquor kept eonsttmlZg
. - JOSEPH HUDDARD A CO,
" ' SALOOX,
Xo.4T Mala Street. .
Tb hest Wines and Lienors kefntou hand.
mSUtnd to the sale of Mteal and Personal
ftfvpcrtp tn the JTcmaha Land District. Term
f II t -V i 1 .r A H M ' II
1 i I 4 ; i . I i I It I . i J Ji
Canik of fire linos nr Sr a year. E&cli
additional line, tl.
G.W.GAnKlSOX, Proprietor. :
Good accommodations. Boarding by the
dar or week. Tiie traveling pubUc are Invi
ted to give lam a call.' '
, CSOSS & WIIITE, rroprleloTS.
On Zvo Street, bctween llaln and Allattlic
Thin IIoui a convmimt to the &i"rm IUxti
ZMiMiing,tmdthebutitienptri of the Citjt. 2'k
bet aooorHmrxUitixm tn u,t (JXy. Ao paxn teiu
be spared in making sruest evmfnrtaf'le. Oona.
tilaJtle and OarruU cmvoenirni tn the House.
L. D. tlOBISOX, iYoprletor.
Front St, between Main and Water.
A pood Feed and Livery tlable connection
with the JJotue.
,. CEOIijE YAUXEY... . t
Sakery and Confectioner'
Xo. S7 Kaln Street,
Offers to the publicat reduced rates a choice
stock of Groceries, iToviaious, ContecUoner
laa, etc., etc .
"WILLIAM P.OSSELXi, -
BaJcery, Cafeetieirj- and Toy Store.
Xo. 0 Main Etreet.
fresh Bread, Cuke, Oytert, Fruit, etc., on hand
J. P. DEUSER,
Xaler In Confeetlonerles, Toys, ete.
Xo. Main StreeL
ROT A TUTS..
E. E. EEEIGHT,
Kotary Pablic and Conveyancer,
And agent for the Eqnitable and American
Tontine Life Insurance Companies. 6-tf
J. C. McXAUGHTOX, .
Kotary PaiHe and Ctm-reyaneer.
' ' " Office in J. L. Caraon's Bank.
Agent for National Life" and "Hartford
Lit Otoe " Insurance Companies.
rAIRBROTHER & HACEER,'
XotaryJPuMte and Cnvcyaneer,
Office in County Court Room.
3. -W. rAIEimOTHKK, aAKEB X. BACKER,
Notary Public County Clerk.
J. H. BEASOX,
BlaefcemltnlnK and Horae Snoelng,
Shop Xo. 60 Main Street,
U'W Shoeinff, Ironing of Wagon and Sleigh,
xnd Machine Work a ttyedalitp.
I J. W. J. C. OTBS0X,
hop on First, between Main and Atlantic
All trork done to order, and satisfaction guar
rrrnteed, JOHN FLORA,
Shop on Water St., South of American House.
Custom Work of all kinds solicited.
J. L. ROY.
BARBER. AND II A III DRESSER.
Xo. 55 Main Street,
TTrtM n trnlendid eutt f TtOth JloOVU. AltO O
ehoire stock of Gentleman's Jl otwns.
GEO. g". START & ERO..
DEALERS IX GRAIX, PRODUCE, dvc.
Tho highest market price paid for anything
H..k',ntirnn mints. Wc Will 1UV and Sell
everythitiK known to the market.
WORTHIXG & WILCOX,
Storage, Forwarding and Commission
. i r t . s-. n l ir,riw nf CtrniiL for which
they pay the Hiyhest Market lriee m Cash.
HAUBOLDT A ZECH,
Jfo. 58J4 Xfoia Street,
tr.. m. V.ons a ctvI cm rl 1 1 stvk fit OoodK.
and will make them np in the latest Btyles,
on snort notice ana reasonauie
FRAXZ II ELMER,
IV agon Maker and Repairer.
Shop West of Court House.
trvrn. Punmi PiamM. Cultivators. Ac. re
paired on short notice, at low rates, and war
ranted to gave satisfaction, -
BOUNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
ED. D. SMITH,
r. S. WAR CLAIM AGEXT,
: - Washington Cdy, D. C
Ti'oi Dtln1 tlo riromviif.Inn nf ln!rns he-
fore the Departmentin person, for Additional
. n ; .. .. .1 A It
claims accruing against the Government du
ring me laie war.
siirrn. r. txtttle,
r. s. assistakt assessor.
Office In District Court Itoom.
A'otorw PubUc and United States War Claim
Agent. If 'ill attend to the prosecution of claims
before the lepartment, far Additional Bmuup,
ltmrk Urri Met fVMnrmu. A iso the collection of
bexi-A nnuat Dues on Pennon.
J. V. D. PATCH,
Mannfacturer and Dealer In
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, etc-, etc.
-. a Main Street.
or nrh.pfrrf Ware, and all varie
tie of Spectacle amMantlv on hand. Repairing
aonemmeneaiesisiivr, i" -moderate.
UETROPOEXTAN BRASS BAND.
...... . . t . v. n 1 .
is at all time prparea 10 piay ir jmw
11c at any point wluiin 150 miles of this city.
41-3ra-5-- J. C. Hurra. Leader.
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
Rooms, Main, bet 4Lh A 5th Sts.
Lewea etea on tht PUo. Oroan, Met ode on,
Guitar ond l och.tim.. Having had eight ytart
erptrteacc a ttacker of Music in Hew 2 ort is
csmjl&mi j giving satiJ aciien.
G. T. BERELEY,
t Carriage nuad Sicn
Xo. 68 Main SL. up stairs.
Graining, Qvilding, aiazirifj and Paper ITana
ng done on short notice JwcoruMc terms, and
A. D. MARSH,
BookseDler &nd Stwt Dealer.
City Book Stm,
Xo. SO Main Street, Postofflce Building.
Xo. 47 Main JStreet, up stairs.
Person wishing I'ictures executed in the latest
style of the Art, uiu call at my Art iiaUery.
A. W. MORGAX.
Prohate Judge and Jsitift of the Peace
oaee in txurt House nuiiaing.
T v xiv. x T!
Agent for the M. C Express Co and
. i . Trierrspa t.
Xo. McPherson's Block.
. C W. WHEELER, .
fole aent for H. W. smith's Patent Trow
Bridsc The strongost and best wooden
bridge uow in use.
Tl IE BrRCITES, '
Landscape Gardener A, Horticulturist.
Will plant crop in Gardens, and tuZivaet
tame by contract.
RETS WETTER A eirsmax.
CrswavUlr City II eat Market.
No. 60 Main Street.
TPrS pry Ihe ighest mcsrket price far pood Beef
Cattle. Wvet; a 4
Personal Experiences Atsaos-
. , .... j
A private letter received by a gen
tleman In this city from his nephew
in Oakland, near Ban Francisco, gives
the following interesting account of
some personal experience during the
recent earthquake in California:
San Francisco, October 23, 1808.
"I had just left home,' and bad
reached the street in front of my house,
when I heard a noise like a strong
rushingr-wlijd through the" trees,
and on looking up to the caks found
their branches in a fearful commotion.
As the morning was very sunny, and
there was no indication of wind, I
thought it strange that a crust should
spring up so suddenly. Presently I
felt the earth rock, and then knew
that it was an earthquake, I stood
still a few minutes to watch the thing,
and it rapidly increased in violence,
and soon 1 saw chimneys toppling and
falling. I beat a hasty retreat home,
and found the family juet coming out
of the house very much frightened.
By this time the work was done, and
old Mother Earth resumed her wonted
serenity, the shaking having contin
ued about one minute.
"I think I have felt more alarming
motions at previous shocks, but this
continued much longer, and it is to
this fact that the increased damage
done must be referred. "We had three
chimne3rs broken off. but not thrown
down. One was so badly cracked
that I had it taken down. The other
two were cut offsmooth, twisted round
alout fifteen inches and left standing.
i. liad several vases broken, &c, but
aide from this sustained no loss. Wil
liam's and Dick's houses were un
harmed. A bout one-half of the chim
neys were cut off, and of this number
sav one-third thrown down. Borne
buildings losM.hcir firewalls and awn
ings, ana mucn glass was broken in
Oakland, but the damages were not
"The papers give so full account of
the damucres done in this citv thaft I
will refer you to the enclosed account
for the details. In taking a ramble
through the city I am surprised at the
little damage done. In my part of
the town no apparent harm is done.
The buildings whose walls have been
seriously cracked are being braced up.
No well Ituilt edifice has been harmed
to any extent worth mentioning.
There have been a great many rumors
of loss of life, but as far as I know the
fatahtiefvnumber four In this city and
one jtf San Leandro.
"By the wav. our trade yesterday.
the day after the shake, was unusually
PHENOMENA PRECEEDIXG THE EARTH
QUAKE THE VAPOR.
The San Francisco Bulletin has the
"For several weeks preceeding the
earthquake the climate phenomena
have been more remarkable along tnis
coast than at any given period for
many previous years. The atmos
phere has been dull and oppresive,
and so charged with vapor as to at
tract general attention. It is not an
uncommon occurrence to have a few
days of smoky atmosphere in the au
tumn, a few weeks before the rains
set in. This usuallay results from fires
in the woods, which are often exten
sive in the coast range. And although
there were severe fires in this region
and more extensive ones in Oregon,
they do not furnish any satisfactory
solution to the atmospheric phenome
na under notice. I he vapor extended
seaward from one hundred to three
nundred miles westerly, and landward
in an easterly direction, -beyond the
slope of the Sierra, -making a breadth
of not less than five hundred miles.
.. ""We find the same phenomena as
far north as Washington Territorory,
In the Pcget Sound region, and as far
south ss Ban Diego county, the south
ern limit of California, or extending
along the coast for a distance of fifteen
hundred miles. The territory where
the same phenomena, has been wit
nessed is probably much larger than
that described. We have only named
such extreme points as we have heard
from at this date. The atmosphere
was dense, and so charged with smoke
or other vapor, that after nightfall
vessels navigating the bay and Sacra
mento river were obliged to wait for
rfnviifrhfc. Vessels attempting to en
ter Coose bay, in the southern part of
Oregon, were detained outside of tne
bar, in some instances, for five or six
weeks. At other coast port? v reat dif
ficulties were experienced in making
the entrance even at mid-day. The
atmosphere had what old settlers
termed a 'burnt smell but was more
oppressive at times than thai known
to result from the burning of forests.
"It is now reasonably certain that
this condition of the atmosphere was
not caused by fires either in Oregon or
thi Ktjit Thprp have been no fires
sufficiently extensive to account for
these peculiarities. There have been
fires, extending along the coast rarge
for fort v miles, and vet the smoke was
noticable in this city" hardly more than
a week. The phenomena must be re
ferred to some other cause having a
close connection with the earthquake
of yesterday. It is said that the same
atmospheric peculiarities are recog
nized in South America as immediate
ly .prtding an earthquake. And
there arc many in this vicinity who
BEOWNVILLE, NEBRASKATHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1668.,
; w&cther.' The atmospheric phenome
' na have wholly disappeared, no trace
; of it having been noticed since the oc-
currence of the earthquake. The
change in tliis respect is a verynotice
i able one." .
! 4'The climatic peculiarities have
i been most remarkable during a great
er part of the present year. Both at
; home and abroad there have been sud
i den changes of temperature, and such
vagaries as not only to attract attention
i but to give rise to unpleasant forebo
i dings. In England, during the sum-
mer, It was intensely hot and dry.
1 II u means have been very destructive
in equatoiral regions ; atmospheric dia
j turbances have been wide-spread and
extraordinary. The Gulf stream in
jthe Atlantic is said to have shifted
Jover nearer to the European continent.
iThe whole volcanic system of South
'America, including also the volcanoes
at the Hawaiian, islands, have been
very active of late. The result of the
i earthquake in South America, and the
volcanic eru lions at the Islands, have
;ast tic-en recorded. Meteoric phenom
ena for the last two years have also
been most remarkable. -The distur
bing forces above and beneath have
been unusually active over a consid
erable portion of the globe.- It would
ippear, from the grouping together of
Lhe most noticeable of this class of
events which have occurred during
the last few months, that the present
is one of the most remarkable eras of
physical and climatic changes which
, has been known for centuries. Wheth
er these changes are for the better or
worse is a problem we do not under
take to solve.
'- "The earthquake was not accompa
nied by any tidal phenomena. The
waters of the bay were quiet, and
there was no preceptible fluctuation.
The undulating motion was from an
opposite direction of the earthquake
which occurred in October, 18G5. The
force was from the southeast in the
one yesterday, while that in 1865 was
from the northwest. The focus
of the earthquake yesterday, or the
point where the greatest apparent
force was exerted, was at no great dis
tance from the town of Haywood, on
the opposite side of the bay. A large
one-story brick warehouse, and appar
ently a very strong one, was complete
ly demolished, and all the brick buil
dings of that town and of Centreville
were cither thrown down or ruined.
Frame buildings In or near the latter
town were also thrown down, and cat
tle were thrown ST their feet. The
focus of the earthquake of 1865 was not
far from the town of Santa Cruz. It is
certain that the greatest apparent
force yesterday was exerted within a
circle of sixteen miles, of which Hay
wood was very nearly the center. San
Francisco was just beyond the line
of the greatest disturbance, but nearer
to it than that of any other notable
earthquake of which we have any re
cord. Tbc Lai est Extra Train.
Since George Francis has been lying
in an Irish prison, he has frequently
issued a small sheet called the TYain
Extra, and has invaribly mailed us a
copy. The last number contains his
farewell address to England. One
writer insists that since the day when
Cadmus first invented letters, they
were never used for forming Buch an
extraordinary series of words as the
document contains. We agree to that.
The last certainly out-Trains Train. It
is spread-eagleism triumphant and
sublime. Head it :
"A pood-by to England. My P. P.
C. With the cowardice of the bully
and the serpent wiles of the sneak, the
miserable minions of this base Govern
ment, with their infernal Alabama in
trigue, having insulted my flag and
country as well as the Irish people
through my person, I, George Francis
Train, an American citizen, incarcer
ated in a British bastile for being true
to Ireland, do hereby solemnly swear
to return to America and demand jus
tice for the Irish race at the bar of the
American Congress. "No bloodhound
on the scent, no Indian on the trail,
will be surer of his game. With my
fingers on the jugler vein of England,
so help me God, I will never let go
until America becomes America, and
Ireland has an Irish flag over an Irish
Republic, free from the damnable in
justice of ages. Revenge is wild injus
tice. Ireland shall be revenged. The
payment of the Alabama claims and
the release of the American citizens
has already been balanced by the na
tional insult to the Chinese Ambassa
dor because he happens to be an Amer
ican. Time will show who has the
most power the American Minister
dining with the British noble, or the
American citisen dining with the
George Francis Train.
FourCoruers, Marshalsea, Oct. 1863."
Fosnions In Furs
All furs of lower grade than sable
are cheaper this season than last.
Mink has fallen twenty-five per cent.
Reliable furriers say they are selling
rerdy-made sets of mink "for less mon
ey than the skins cost them.
Small collars, boas, and sacques are
the fashihnable choice m shapes.
Two styles of collars, are shown. The
most dresyy shape ia the Imperial col
larine, very small, only eight inches
deep behind, with short, square fronts
trimmed with the tails of the animals.
Ladies who consider comfort the first
essential, prefer the new pelerine cape
slightly pointed back and front, and
sufficiently large to afford protection
to the chest and shoulders. The half
cape with long square ends is entirely
out of fashion. The Prineesse boa in
troduced this season is a graceful style
short in front, and shaped to fit the
neck. A short, straight boa, tied at
the throat or fastened by passing the
head of the animal through a loop, is
in favor with young ladies, but the
long Bertha boa is more distingue.
The fur cloaks are gracefull v shaped
sacqnes, made thirty-four inches Ion"
with coat sleeves standing collar and
pockets. The large clumsy capes are
not in keeping with the present style
of street dress, and have entirely dis
appeared. Sacques are more comfort
able, as they fit closer to the figure
Muffs are smaller even than last
season. The round shape is preferred
for full dress the fiat pocket muff
suspended by a cord around the neck'
for shopping and skating. Three'
fur, and sometimes five dark stripes
adorn mink . tauSs. The ends are
trimmed with a single tassel of brown
bullion Attached to a diamond-shaped
head, or with the tails of the animals
pendent from a passmenterie acorn.
Changeable silk linings are not ued
Sables have a soft lining of eiderdown
Two move a n fort an ate.
Weary of breath.
Rashly importunate, "
Gone to their death !
Tn them np tenderly.
Lift them with care.
Handle them pinarcrly.
, Seymour and Blair:
' I 5 I I 5 : I y I f
a citizcu elite
ka thus posta up
tn eastern ecrrrcpondent who epecred
a variety cS questions at him as to the
territory crsa life there :
" V,'h.t kind of a country do you live
"Mixed and extensive. It i3 made
up principally of land and water."
"What kind cf weather ?"
"Long spells of weather are freqnent.
Our sunshine comes oft principally
during the day time."
"Have you plenty cf water, and how
"A good deal of water scattered
about, and generally got in pails and
"Is it hard?" '
Ilatherso, when you have to go half
a raile and wade in mud knee deep to
"What kind of building?"
''Allegoric, Ionic, Tuscan, anti-balo-log
and slabs. The buildings are
AtCuy out of dsora, and-so low. be
tween joint3 that the chimneys all
stick out through the roof."
"What kind of society ?"
"Good, bad, hateful, lndiSi-rentand
"Any aristocracy ?"
' 41 What do your people do for a liv
ing, mostly V
"Some work, somelaaearonnn, one's
a shrewd business manager, and sev
eral drink whiskey."
"Is it cheap living there?7'
"Only five cents a glass-and the wa
ter thrown in."
"Any taste for music V1 .
"Strong. Buzz and buck saws in
the day time, and waif bowling and
cat fighting nights."
"Any pianos there V
"No, but we have Bevcral cow-bells
and a tin pan in every family."
"What could a genteel family in
moderate circumstances do for a liv
ing?" "Work, shave notes, fish, hunt,
steal, or if pinched, buy and sell town
The Printer' Estate.
The printer's dollars where are
they? A dollar here and a dollar
there, scattered over numerous small
towns all over the country, miles and
miles apart how shall they be gath
ered together ? The paper maker, the
building owner, the journeyman com
positor, the grocer, tailor, and numer
ous others too tedious to mention, have
their demands, hardly ever so small
as a single dollar. But the mites from
here and theremust be diligently gath
ered and patiently hoarded, or the
where with to discharge the liabilities
will hever become sufficiently bulky.
We imagin the printer will have to
get up an address to those widely scat
tered dollars something like the fol
lowing: "Dollars,halves, quarters, dimes
and all manner of fractions into which
you are divided, collect yourselves and
come home! Ye are wanted. Com
binations of all sorts of men that help
the printer to become a proprietor,
gather such a force and demand with
such good reasons your appearence at
this counter, that nothing short of a
sight of your face will appease them.
Collect yourselves, for valuable as you
are in the aggregate, single you will
neverpay the cost of gathering. Come
in single file that the printer may
form you into battalion, and send you
forth again to battle for him and vin
dicate his credit."
Sledging a Parson
t Was a passehger on a steamer from
Panama to San Francisco when the
rush of travel on that line was im
mense. We were badly crowded, and
there was no room for chairs or tables,
yet we were bound to have our game
of "old sledge." A Baptist minister,
smitten with the lust for gold, had de
serted his flock, and occupied a sleep
ing place on the floor of the cabin.
He was a large, corpulent man, and
finding him a sound sleeper, four of
us squatted around him, and commenc
ed plaing on his broad stomach, scor
ing the points of the game on his
black vest. We played for several
hours, undisturbed except by an occa
sional snoring of uncommon strong
force. I had won considerably, and
one of my opponents, Jim Doyle, be
coming excited at my turning up
"Jack," brought down his fist on the
lower part of the parson's stomach
with great force. The pious old gen
tleman was awakened thereby, and
looked up with some surprise; but
seeing the state of the case, quietly re
marked: "Boys, co on with your
game, but if you intend to pound rnej
in that way, you'd better let me turn
Uow to Foretell tiie Weather.
We find an article in some of our
exchanges giving directions how to
foretell the weather. We do not know
who the author Is, as the article is not
credited to any paper and it has no
signature. We coppy the following:
"The sensibility of many animals
and plants to the varying conditions
of the atmosphere is so great .that a
careful study of their movements will
often indicate with certainty ap
proaching changes in the weather.
When a storm is impending the spider
shortens the threads of his web, and
lengthens them out again when the
storm is about to pass away ; careful
observers even pretend to foretell how
long fine weather will last from the
degree to which the web is extended.
If the spideris quiet, it is a sign of
rain, but when he goes to work during
a shower, be sure it will soon clear oh".
The swallow is also an infallible bar
ometer, flying low, uttering a low,
plaintive cry, before a rain, but sail
ing back and forth high in the air,
during settled weather ; when a voi
lent tempest is about to break out, he
soars -even to the clouds and adopts a
slow, majestic motion, very different
from his ordinary one."
Horatio was a rreedy lad
Who cried and shouted for
As many cakes as could be riven.
And then would steal some more.
Ulysses was a qntet boy.
And to his ma did say
Pkase let us nave a peace,'" and then
Went quietly away.
So when the next cake-feast was given
Well knowing 'Ratio's trlcss,
Colombia pave him only seven,
And 'LySsea twenty-six!
The Rockford fill.) Chief Inserts In its issue
of November 5th, a representation of a large
monument, on which Is Inscribed :
"Dint On Tuesdav, the 3d day of Novem
ber, AJX 1868, of hard drink, disloyalty nd
chronic cusscdness. Demoeray. aared about
41 vears. In vrdith it was Arm and loyal ; in
its latter day? It was corrupt, stiff-necked and
rebellions. K. K. K.
"Ye party known
Beneath this stone
Lies very dead.
Good devil, now you've rot your grip,
Be careful not to let it slip ;
For If you do. yon know full well.
There'll be Sfcetion, sure, in hr'i.
"Of such is not the kingdom of H?avpn.'
: A A ? : , -" '
What a moment ! Whfitadoubt!
All my nos inside and out.
All my thrtUinc, tictlins, caustic
Wants to aaeeae and cannot do It.
Xow it yearns me, thrills me, s:tn23 me.
Now with raptcjQus torment wrings me;
Now says, Sie5e.you itol; et through it.
Shee shee oh! 'tis bboki uul ishi
Ishl ishi most, del ishi
(Hansrit! I shell eneesettn uprlcg)
Snulf's a most delicious tains.
We had a little party ence.
In which we took no pri.t?;-.
But ah ! it tried to carry BUdr.
And dojaLled cp and died
riiis Department of our paper is under the
ocsmoi of Col. R. W. Flhnas, to whom
ail communications on "Agriculture"
should be addressed.
Six feet by eight, used to be the dis
tance apart recommended by nearly
all grape growers, to set vines. When
we first commenced planting in Ne
braska, we adopted this plan, but have
long since found it a mistake, especial
ly for trellis training. . Hereafter we
shall plant eight by ten feet, and ten
by twelve feet, owing to varieties. We
find even the Delaware, in four or five
years, wants more room than six by
eight. We know it seems almst im
possible to the beginner that the little
vine he is scattering out six by eight
feet apart with but two buds, can ever
grow to such proportions as to enter
lace or crowd each other, and that it
looks like a waste of ground ; but ex
perience will tell the tale. As to waste
of ground, the space between the vines
can all be used for the cultivation of
some small sized crops until the grapes
need the room.
Some of our Delawares have grown
canes the - past season eight and ten
feet in length; Diana still longer;
Concord, Rogers No. 15, and other va
rieties still beyond that.
Agricultural Editor Advertiser . '
I would like to draw the attention
of parents and children to an evil
which ought to be stopped at once,
Fruit Stealing. My taste runs in the
fruit line. I have expended time,
money and care in trying to raise
fruit; and after all rnj? exertions,
hopes, &c. find, just when the fruit
gets half ripe, some scoundrel thinks
he has better rights, steals the fruit,
injures the trees, and laughs in his
sleeve as having done a smart trick.
Now I hold that the man who has
planted fruit trees ought to have its
first fruit ; a3 it is a well known fact
that all fruit trees are not adapted to
our climate, so that a fruit culturistiu
trying to raise fruit, reports the kind
adapted to our soil, and others
reap the benefit of his experience.
To illustrate the injury done to my
self and community I will state I have
some fine trees of the White Winter
Peormain (considered by some a tender
variety,) ten years old, which never
before bore fruit. I watched them
carefully, intending to bring them to
our County Fair ; but, lo ! and behold!
preso gone ! Not even a trace left.
I planted an orchard seven or eight
years ago, and have quite a number of
trees in bean ng; but am so unfortu
nate as to have the fruit stolen every
year since. Now, as regards the
White Pearmain, if a person comes
and says, what kind of a tree is this?
does it bear Well? i3 it hardy ? is the
fruit good worthy of general cultiva
tion ? what can I say ? If I knew the
thief, I might send to him for Infor
mation. It is not of dollars and cents
of which I complain ; but the injury
done to others who wish to plant trees
in not being able to report of the dif
ferent kinds adapted to Nemaha
County, Neb. Rock Creek.
Fairview Farm, Nov.Z, 180S.
We sympathize with our friend
"Hock Creek," in his misfortunes
losing his fruit. It is vexatious to be
thus treated. Some men and boys are
naturally mean and vicious in such
respects, and we 'know of no rule to
meet their case, especially as there is
always "to be catching before
hanging." . Kindness works well
oftner than anything else. We
have never been troubled with the
boys robbing our trees or vines. The
boys about us have long since learned
that we always divide with them,
and that when the fruits are ripe, they
will get a share by asking for it. We
do not know what the characteristics
of our friend are in this respect, but
make the suggestions for what it is
worth. ' '
The Prairie Farmer.
This valuable western agricultural
paper.is just about to enter upon its
twentieth volume. The paper, as its
name indicates, is devoted to prairie
farming, and is therefore suited pecu
liarly to Nebraska farmers, who we
hope will give it a liberal patronage.
Much improvement was made in the
Farmer the past year, and the pub
lisher promises increased efforts the
coming year. One hundred dollars in
gold is offered for the largest club for
next year, and in addition the mem
bers of the club to receive their paper
for 1870 free. " The Farm-er h published
weekly at Chicago, I1L, by the "Prairie
Farmer Company." Terms, $2.
We 6ee by this week's issue of CbJ.
man't Hurtd World, that the proprie
tor offers to send to all who subscribe
now for 1869, the remaining number
of this year free. Those wishing to
patronize a live western agricultural
journal, can now do so on the most
liberal terms. Jt is published weekly
at $2 per year. Address, Norman J.
Cohnan, St. Louis, Mo.
TXsirteon Slonta ia r.'ext Tear.
Not exactly according to, the com
rnan Almanac, but In the calendar of
the publishers of thjs 'American Ao
riculturist. That iv they Ifer to re
ceive subscribers no-sr, andsJl through
thi3 month, for 1SGLX &nd throw in the
month of December without charge.
The offer is worth looldig at, merely
on account oi tne caa ruoata. fcr we
consider asy number cf that paper
richly worth the cost for a whole year.
We advise everrn man. woman and
child, whatever his or her calling, to
be sure and obtain the reading of the
Agriculturist. It is of large size, ratt
ed full cf valuable, reliable informa
tion. No one can read it a year, or
even a single number, without gather
ing some practical hints that will, in
the end, f.,r re:.r;. than repay the cost.
It also contains every year hundreds
of beautiful, interesting, and instruc
tive engravings, which are alone worth
the price, if not a word cf reading
matter were given. Fifteen cents will
secure a post-paid copy for November.
or $1 ,50 will secure the paper from now
to the end of 1SC9, and a good Invest
ment It will be our word for it. Ad
dress the publisher, Oranjre Judd &
Co., 2io Broadway, New Ycrk.
We will furnish the American Ag-
riettlturisi one year for Si, to all new
cash subscribers to the Nebraska Ad-
Tne Cnltlvator an a Cocntry
We have before spoken of this ex
cellent agricultural paper, and feel that
we cannot speak too often, or say too
mncf, ir, it- it- i i
much in its favor, behave been a
subscriber for the past fifteen years,
and like it, aU in all, better than any
other. Beinff nuhlished where it ia
some may think its matter not entire
Iy applicable to the "far west" The
general principles of agriculture are
the same everywhere, and its princi
pal editor is perhaps the old;t and
most experienced man in service. The
Country Gentleman is now about en-
: iV;L ,
PnWLnj .,.IvtJTi: tT.7u" m. -Tr
it-1 ill"' liimmi i i.m I n ri -t i n r n vrt nmn
Cr, xiuwiEr lutiwcr
d: bon, Albany, New lork. Terms,
At "the recent exhibition of the
Grape Growers Association of New
York, over one thousand feet of table
was used in making the display. Sev
eral exhibitors used over one hundred
plates. After testing the varieties and
awarding the premiums, interesting
discussions were had on various sub
jects connected with cultivating the
grape. There seemed to be a general
conclusion that we plant tuu dose to
gether. Ten by twelve feet apart was
thought to be about the proper dis
tance. Mr. Barney, of the firm o Ellwan
ger & Barney, Rochester, New York,
writes to the American Journal of
Uorticulturr, that he raised the past
year, on five-eights of an acre of
ground, sixty-four hundred quart of
Wilson's Albany Strawberries, which
averaged in price eight cents per quart.
This is at the rate of ten thousand,
two hundred and forty quarts per acre,
paying $2i;),20 per acre.
Charles Iteemelin, of Cincinnati,
and author of the "Wine Maker's
Manuel," says : "As the wine trade
becomes a free trade, it will inevitably
become a more honest trade. All
Government has ever done by its pro
hibition, or protective tariff, is to help
rogues cheat fools and rob honest
Condition of the Crop In the
From the last monthly report of the
Commissioner of Agricultureat Wash
ington, we make the following ex
tracts as to Wheat and Corn:
"WnEAT. The correspondence of
August and September has been volu
minous and indefinite concerning
wheat, furnishing numerous and con
tradictory elements in a calculation of
quantity. Statements of disappointed
expectations in threshing are abund
ant; a little rust here and there, the
chinch bug, and other causes of fail
ure are found ; the grasshopper at cer
tain points in the distant west has
been a burden to wheat growers. On
the other hand, cases are mentioned
of a three-fold acreage with half an
average yield, giving a fifty per cent
T3- - o v- i -w. " v.
t n r fin o j n r - f .w i V. M JlH
; numerous returns ueciarc tne part ot trc punt i dissipated and lost
the largest crop in many by tho Luruir.2'. It will I mm in
: and the mamntv in r-la-f f t niHi-nHr. r-.e v, .i....'
w- f y j, .ivn viMu.iwumiiimui tut-;;utULf, li-at LUCrO
the general increase in acreage, show is no market for the straw, and it la an
a oetter result tnan tnat of last year,
c..... ..... ,,w.,4k4iJ, ul lU3iTCBm vieju.
It. mnv r ef'i for? Vimm.'... 1
average yield per acre of the whole
wu,u'j paiueijr 'fquai to mat oi use 13 made of a portion or it for fod
1867. but tho in creator! anxn ,,-;it .1,. k r , . i
- -- mvusuni ini
secure an aggregate somewhat larger
than tnp nrodnpr f tl-io
oiaies lnuicaim? a nwrpn.sn
product are as follows. 10 renresen tin
an average yield: New Hampshire,
9.8 ; Connecticut, 9.6 ; North Caroli
na, 9.4; South Carolina, 8.9; Georgia,
8.3; Alabama, 8.4; Texas, 6.6; Wis-
10.1 ; Pen n sylvan io, 10.3; Delaware,
i-j-.a, iua,jiuu, Virginia,
Mississippi, 12.5; Louisiana, 11; Ar-
its : ' j ' "
Virgin iyr? Kentucky, 11; Mi-
soun, 13.5 ; Illinois, 13.4 ; Indiana, II;
Ohio. 10 8: Michi4n MB. MinnJ
ta, 1 2.5 ; Iowa, fo.6 ; Kansas, 1 1 .5 ;
.e omasa, izj
Thfr Spnfimhr re-nnrfa it ennA'Mnn
when harvested represents the follow
ing States below the average : Maine,
9.5; New Hampshire, 9.5; New Jer
sey. 9.3; Delaware, 7; Virginia, 8;
North Caroiinia, 7.5; South Caroiinia,
6.3; Georgia, 7.3; Alabama, 8; Mis
Eissiippi, 8Ji;. Texas, 4.8 ; Arkansas,
9.1 ; Tennessee, ?U ; Kentucky, 8.6 ;
Illinois. ' L2: Wieon.sin. D R- Tnwn
9.5; Nebraska, 9.8; and the following
up io or a&ove uie average : Vermont,
li).o; Maasachusette, 10; New York,
l(L3 ; : Pennsylvania, 10.4 ; . Maryland,
L'Luerptatea give an increase: .Maine siraw, ior even the vinrin soil will
.8; Vermont, 10.9; Massachusetts, soon need it to keep up its fertility.
.6: New York. 10.3 r pw Jprwv. UmmVffn Anrioijlt,!,-:
. m tm
21 f 0
Each scbqT!f:iit Hi.-'rt'."'n....,...
Busiiipus ("iird. ttv lrn or"i?s;
ilACil AuJiliODal I.;n,-.
one (,'olcrnn, nr.p yrar
1 1' r Column, fix rnoT!th... 7.7.
Or.e Column, three Eioatiis.....
Half Column, tn reir..
Half Column, six mo::tt;. ..!""
HaJf Column, lurw mnntii-
Foarifi Column, or.o ypnr.......V7"
Fcurtri Column, s.x rnontii.
Fourtit ' !;;nm, t.'jr e month.
Kihf h i o.iiain, one ynr
I- jhf h Colnnn, nix month Ji.
K.ziith Coiutr-n, tl.rt'- inor.tij?.
stray Nori.-r. uai h hinwl;
Traasimtidvt!rtftiencnt paratk' in
1D.1; West Virzinn, 1X1; Missouri
10.6; Indiana, lo.G; Onio, 10 ; Michi
gan, 10.5; Minnesota, 11.4; Kai;o3,
"Corx. Thia crop is gcr.cnilly re
ported in fine condition, and in mo I
sections n eo rapidly mstnrir:-as to
be in little dancer from frost I n Por
tions of the west, especial.' v ?o in arts
of Kansas and Nebraska," the drouth
and the grasshoppers have materially
injured the crop; but the season since
June has been gvnerallv fa vera Me
and, with the lUipreredcrited increase
in tho area planted C.Oro.noonf ru
w atout nhm percent. ther? must be
an aggregate yield of ths, great staple.
New Hampshire reports the CYera-s
COncutivU ol the crnn S.r-Uf i,r
as compared with same tih? last vr-r
at 11 tenths, (cr 10 per cect. Lct-cr-)
Vermont 13-tenths; Mai.iaehu?etts,
10.4; New Jersev. 10.5: North pjtrrw
Una, 10.8; South Caroiinia, 12.7; Mis
sissippi, 11.5; Louisiana, 20 : Texas.
1U.5; Arknnsas. 11: Tenno-f 11 -1 .
Kentucky,:-; FJiucis, 10 ; GMo, 10 ;
Wisconsin, 1; Minnesota, 13.1 ; Iowa
10.9; while-Maine indicate a rtrr.nn,
to 9.3 tenths ; Rhode Inland, 7.0 ; New
lorii, y.y; I'cnnsylvaLia, y.S; Dela
ware. 8 : Man-land. Vi'-im o .
Georgia, 8.8 f Florida, .5 ; Alabama!
H.o ; est inrinia, j.i.4 ; Mioyri, B
Indiana. 9.S Michigan. 9.2: Xehrs
7; and Kansas, 5.8.
"F. G.," a correspondent of tho
Hral World, among other good things
said in regard to mulching the grape,
sava; - . .
The best mulch I can give seem to
be the weediness of the garden. Last
fall I dressed the ground of a Clinton
grapevine, of some eisrht vears stand
ing, with, principally, the tops of
beet3. This formed a bed of several
feet around the vine, and of some six
inches in thickness. Thin I covered
S T Vl,ls, of lc?es- Tho
whole I sprinkled over with ground
so as to pack it somewhat, asdpVvcnt
the wind from taking the leaves away,
his ePrin the ground was Un-el, and
was but a thin stratum of leave
I ti : i r
root-tops. It seemed but a triSe :
but as I have had extwripn in th.
trifles before, I trwted to it. The vino
is growing teyond precedent not,
mind you, in leaves and wood, but la
clusters. It is kept pruatd close.
jnn-Licu ni, iju; lost HU.-iltT, liQU
else U removed, except what shooU are
wanted far next year's fruit. Thes
ShOOtS are Pmwinp firtplr- hnt.
jmiuiieu at me ia.se ciusmt, and aU
i. r r .
er. probably than at other years
iue fruit is better, decidedly. -The
clusters are very large, well nreat
which is a lack In the Clinton and
bids fair to out-do everything of It
kind. The bunches arc all of a ?i2e,
and all sholdered a quality which H
not generally attributed to this sort,
I was led to this more particularly,
by a similar etli'ct upon a vine lat
year. This w.'i an Isabella, and never
did anything till treated, accidentally,
in this way. It hud also been neglec
ted up to this time. But the diilexencn
was all difference. There had been,
but a few clusters, not esceediug half
a dozen and the vino was a-s many
years old. But a heap of refune was
piled around it. that aud the year be
forekilling probably one iue, a
there was too much of it and fHTVed
as a mulch and a manure at the samo
time, and a vegetable manure, which
for years has feeir-ed favorable to mo
for fruit, especially qualify. The vine
tins (past) year, pruned, and manured
and mulched the gruund.itself Ix-iug
rich produced oneof the largest crop-,
of fruit I have ever seen rt-irir.dln"
me of the vineyards at Herman. Tim'
was in New York. The viue bore too
much and it ripened its fruit large,
rich, luscious Lunches, which the lady
of the hou.sy would nut permit to be
lessened at the time of thinning, tho'
they were somewhat, but not ciTobgli,
it neenos, to save the vine.
There was not that growth of wood
which other manures ar top-dreeing5
would have produced, as the vine had
but litte wood grown, and that of an
unripe, sickly appearance.' "
The growth of my present vtrse of
whieh 1 have the cure, is all that on&
could wish. I have extended the ex
periment by mulching others com
me-ncing two or three wetkd ago. Ol
course there is no effect as yet tho'
as a mulch it answers a good purpow
in the drouth we aro having. Some
six or eight vinos are thu3 receiving
therefu.-e (with always a little soll
of a fat garden. I shall report in duo
Meantime, the weedings of a gar
den sould never be wasted; nor any
green stuff whether weeds, or grasw,
or what not. Apply n mulch : apply
green, and cover slightly with soil, r
not. as vou nlew. - A Iitt! vrruhT
element goes a great ways, and h3 a
guuu liiiiueiice upon quality." F.u.
Burning Straw at the TTest.
This practice, which prevails m sr&n
erally in the new settlements, te ex
ceedingly wasteful. No sicht is mora
common than immense plies of straw
left to rot in the fields, or given to tho
torch, as the quickest method of rid
dance. The ashes, indeed, are restored
to the earth, but nut to ihe soil. The
. .jm.n. iuvi-1 ' ii n lin n liiey no ax
1 . I L - a .....
puaitcij wiiemeu. au tne orgniuo
incumbrance upon the soil, and wt-
uapa, aio, inai ineiana w ncnenourh
1 . : . t , . . .
a cood home mnrk
uci v. u.i -Tfc jaiujeitf, a;l'4 I lib TUA-
nure from the extra stock thui kert is
.a.i.. utKn,.M t i
iciuiiici i'j j.i i? larirei 7 nsea
tnr npfi.tinT ancr thppoffin -.-o,t
1 X . L 1 1 . ... . "
kent thickl v covered wiih it. Tt trm, i
pay. better to spread it upon the soil
where it grows, and plow it in, than
to burn it. It helps make a cheap and
warm hovel for cattle, before the settler
has time to build hi- bam. Save th
Dnrinsr the recent Saratoga races
the following singular wWr
ah tne uar room or tb iv
Hotel a number of th ?8rtitiSf?
nitv we-e awm MpH 1 It? ?V ier
.V Tl:6 C"e(3' Sn J the COOTS
won. In the bar room nf t-
. 1 v--u -
of the miscellaneous covtrsation ear
ned on, an ofSeial from "vPw -v,i.
S.r 7 to eatth:
, v.w.i.it j nihility tq ear tha
cors that had been drawn Ue
bottie .of wine that had hn dran?
L,M'.?r,un cft that ho
".u" i ne bet was acced
and the M Sever in "li.t ST f
mediately set to-work, and In a
ted and swallowed tLt numSrtf
corks. The "corkist." two days a-4f
Trards declared that he had not P
ered tho least incenvenioncp fmrn VI
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