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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1868)
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r. C. HACK IB,
CHULCH, COLHAPP & CO., .
PsAUs-era aad Proprietara.
TERMS $,00 PER AX.M'M.
OflBcaNa. 70 3IcrherMUi, Black, ap Stair.
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Bu-iDe-s CnnU or live now or less..
Kjk:1i additional line... -
ftn- not iott, each ha..
Kiirhtli column, one year
K.vhth cotumn.-ix months, three months i
1'iitirth column, one year 7i ,.
Fourth column, in month, f-1 ; three months 15 00
JIRII sj-)Jl Mill ll, rr-r . .
limit column, six monU.f-W; lure month.
One eolHmn.si m.-iths. '.; three months.-.
month, counted a transient ; and must be paid In
, Arrival aaa Dopartire af lae 3-alla.
rVmthern and Eastern arrives at 12 m.; -epiirui at
Northern and Eastern arrives at 4 p. B; departs
VnoMl arrive at a. m.: deiwirt at 8 am.
vni Mull -rnvw. at 12 m.: deparis at 2 p. m.
ivatnce Mail arrlvf. Monday M ednw-lny and
TriUays at 1. a. in.: departs Tuesday. Thursdays and
Haluniav at J p. m. , .
!rni'Matl .roves Fridays at 4 p. m.; depart
1'uKt o'tbce Honrs from 7 a. ni., to . P- m- r;'"
days from 10 to 1J.' a. m. A. I). MARsH,
Kt- Je. and C B. R. R.-Tlnte Table.
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
Iav- Jooeplj .
Arrive? at hrownvllle .
Arrive at Council Bluffs .
-1n a. m-
. 7 p. to-
jj.10 p. ni-
..R:on a. m.
,...1!:U3 p. m.
8:00 p. in.
Leave St. 3oneph.
Arrlven at Urownville ..
Arrive at Council Bluff..
TRAINS GOING P-OUTH.
Iieave Council T.lufTi ..
Arrive at Jlrownrili..-......
Arrive at 8C Joseph
...',: a. m.
..1123 a. m.
.5:M p. m.
Leav Ommdl ninfft -.. 1WJ a. m.
ArrKe at Urowtivtlle S-.S7 p. m.
Arrive at M. Joseph P-
If Iwli ft fjtrver-1 Omnibus lenrea Brown vlUe for
tbt.(HfKH MB a id. wia i; m., uouj.
, , . POJVTKR" U6WX,
Attorney at l.w and Land Ajfent,
Offloc In Court House,
with Probate Juiliie.
TIPTON & HEWETT,
Attornev and Counselor at Law,
OffloaKa. 90 McPbereon's lllixk, up stairK.
, THOMAS t BROADY.
Attat Laivr XoltcKor lChaeery,
OfQoe In iJlstrkt Court liooin.
R. M. RICH,
Attorney at Law and Land Afrent.
Office in Court House, first door, went side.
WM. II. MeLF.NNAK,
Attarney and Connaelor at Law,
Nebraska City, Nebraska.
R. F. PF.RKINS,
Attarney and Counselor at Law,
Tocumaou, Johnson (V., Neb.
CHESTER F. NYE,
Attorney at Law and War Claim Agent,
yr, . I'ftwnec Oty, Pawnee Co., Neb.
N. K. C.RIOOS.
Attorney at Law -t Keal K.tate Agent,
Kefttrloe, tlage County, Nebraska.
R. V. IIT'OHES.
Real Etate Agent and Justice of Peace,
OfSee In Court House, first door, west side.
Land Agent A- Land Warrant Broker.
No. 81 Main Street.
RTI attend to jxijinff Tares nr Son-retideni.
PrrtnruiJ attrition ffiven to making Intent it nt.
Isind, imjn-orcd and unimproved, fur tale on
M. II. HOOVER.
Real Estate and Ti Paying Agent.
Office in Ulstrict Court Room.
Will ffire prnmjtt attention to the sale of Ural
FMute and J'nimml of Taxes (hrovyliuut t)ie
J'emaha Land IXstriet.
Collector for the City of Urownrllle,
Will attend to Vie l'uyment of Tare for J tm
Jtrtidrnt and Oirners in Xcviaha Cotin.
MOES H. SYDENHAM,
JTOTARY PIBLIC 4i LAND AGENT,
rf Kearney. Xebrasktu
Will locate Inn. Is for inten-linK settlers, and
elve any Information required concern ing
the lands of South-Western Nebraska. 12-4o
H. I MATHEWS,
PHYSICIAN AM) felRGEON.
OSiee No. Sl Main Street.
a ttol.I.ADA Y. M. D..
Phvalelan. (Surgeon and Obstetrician,
tr, UollH.iav & Co'h ImiK Store.
GrorttuUed in ls.il ; 'located in JirownrUle in
KA. 11a on hind complete sts of Ji mpuiaiing,
Trephining and ObslctriaU Instruments.
p. fi.Mpecfil attention given to Obstetrics and
the diseases of Women ami Children,
- C. F. STEWART, M. D.,
" PHYSICIAN AM) SCllCJEON,
' q.o. Main Street.
Office Hours -7 to 8 A. M., and 1 to 2 and 6Ji to
Vj 1'. M.
W. H. KIMHERLIN. M. T).
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
To the Nebraska Eye nd Ear Infirmar-,
rill reoommence practice at Brownville,
May 1st, lSsKi.
WM. T. DEN,
.i ) Wholesale and tietail Denier in
Ccneral Merchandise, and Commission
and Forwarding Merchant,
No. 6 Main Strei't.
, Corn Planters, J'l'tu s, Moves l urniture, c,
always on hatut Highest mark et prtce jaidfor
Hides, frits, i-Vr and Country Produce.
. G. M. HENDERSON,
Tiealer in 1'orrion and Itimiexflc
' " DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES,
No. ft 3 Main Street.
J. L. McGEE A CO.
Dealer In General Merchandise,
No. 1 MtThej-hon s Dlock. Main St,
HOLLADAY & CO.,
Wholesale and l'etait Dealers In
Drmg, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
No. -I Main Street.
McCREERY & NICK ELL,
Wholesale and ItetaU Dealers in
Drugs, Book., "Wallpaper Stationery
No. 3 Main Street.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES K ELMER,
BOOT AN D fellOE MAKER,
No. 6 Main Street.
J7o on hand a superior stock of Hoot and
Shoes. Custom Woi k done wil-h neatness and
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. 5 S Main Street.
Has on hand a good assortment of Gent's,
LaUie s, Misses' and Children Hoots and Shoes.
Custom Work done uUJi neatiuiss ajut dtsiiatch.
Hepairina done on short notice.
JOHN C. DEl'SER.
Dealer In Stoves, Tinware, Pump, A,c.
No. 7 ii Mam Street.
SII ELLEN B ERG ER BRO S
manufacturer Ai. Dealer In Tinware.
No. 1 4 Main St., McPuerson'K Block.
- Store Hard icarc, VurpenJer's Tools Mack
imitn't FurHitihinat, t,) constantly on hand.
JOHN W. MIDPLETON,
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. 64 Main street.
mp una uxhs of every description, atul
FJastenng Hair, kept on hand. Cash paid or
J. IT. BAUER,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
V' . 111 . II F ...
MHmngaone to order. Satisfaction guaranteed.
1IAL-AXD LiCU ROOM,
No. 25 Main Street.
- K1W,F.R & ROHERTS,
u BILL I Altli HALL AND SALOON,
r . ... m-v uui put
i ld Lvirs kept constantly
f e Kn 4T !
The best Wine and Liquors kept on hand.
,., Manafacturer and Dealer Jn
Clock, V athe-, '"Iry.ete- etc.
No. 3 Main street.
.3:Lrl1 U'r'Pt.otr1 andaUvarie
. . i 5 i-euuie constantly on hand, Jtcvairina
done tsi the neatest style, at short notice ChaVuet
terete. Wvrk rrrrrmfrrt. ' hQrM
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PENNSYLVANIA IIOVSE. i
HENRY FINK.liv.prletor. - '
Good accommodations. Boarding by the
davorwec k. The traveling public are Invi
ted to Rive him a call. 1-t'
CROSS & WHITE, Proprietors.
On Levee Street, between Main and Atlantic.
This House is convenient to the Steam Hoot
iMndino, and the business part of the Cit.V- The
best accommodations in the City. Xo pains will
he rtvtrrd in tnakina aucsts comfortnhle. Good
Stable and Corrall convenient to the House.
Aprrits fnr K. & N. stape Co.
- - ' AMERICAN HOCsB. -
L. D. ROBISON, inoprietor.
Front St.. lietwcen Iain and Water.
A good Feed and Livery Stable in connection
u-th the House.
Bakery and Confectionery, - '
No. .'C Main Street,
OTers to the i nblio at reduced rite a choice
fctock oi Groceries, i'rovi-ious, Uo'cl lotter
ies, etc., etc.
WILLIAM ROSS ELL,
Bakery, Confectionery and Toy Store.
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Fresh Jiread, Lukes, Oysters, Fruit, etc., onhand
, J. P. DEITKER,
Dealer In Confectlonerle, Toy, etc.
No. 4 Main street.
- E. E. EBRIGIIT,
Notary Publle and Conveyancer,
And aeeni for ttie Equitable and American
Tontine Life Insurance Contpanlea. 5-tf
J. C. McNAUGHTON,
Notary Public and Conveyaneer.
Oliice In J. I- Camon'8 Bank.
A jent for " Xatuynat Life" and "Hartford
Live Stock " lnurwce Oomjtuiiies. .
FAIR BROTHER A HACKER
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
oilice in Coumy V-'oui t Room..
W. FA.IRBROTHEK, JAMES 3. HACKEE,
Notary Public. County Clerk.
i J. LVUOY,.
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER.
No. 55 Main Street,
Has a splendid suit of llath liooms. ; Also a
choice Mock of Gentleman's Xotton. '
' GEO. G. START A BRO.,
DEALERS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE, te.
The highest market price paid for anything
iiurmsrnn rHlse. We will buy and sell
everything known to the market. -
i-rmTTtrvn Jb WII.COT.
Storage, Forwarding and Commission
And Dealers in all kinds of Grain, for which
Utey pay the Hiyliet Market Fi ice in Cash.
HATTBOLPT & ZECH,
Ao. 5J4 Main Street, '
Have on hand a splendid stock of Goods,
and will make them up in the latest styles,
on short notice and reasonable term.
J. H. REASON,
Blacksmlthlng and Horn Shoeing,
Shop No. SO Main .street, .
Will do IHaekxitWhing of all kinds. Makes
Horse Shoeing. Ironing of Wagon and Sleighs,
and Machine Work a Sjiecialiti.
J. W. & J. C. GIBSON,
Shop on First, between Main and Atlantic.
All work done to order, and satisfaction guar
anteed. JOHN FTiORA.
Shop on Water St., South of American House.
Custom Work of fUl kinds solicited.
YV'agon Maker and Repairer.
Mi.nrw West of Court House.
Waanns. Iluqrjirs, Ploirs, Lhtltivat-ors, $-c, re
paired on slurrt notice, at low rales, ana war
runted to give tfttlxf action,
BOUNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
J EP. P. SMITH, j, ;
V. S. WAR CLAIM AGENT,
Washington C.t.n, 1. C.
i-ni ottnmi tr. tli nrowH-ution of claims be
fore the Department in person, for Additional
Bounty, Buck I'ay and Pensions and all
claims accruing against the Government du
ring the late war. 4(tf
. SMITH. P. TUTTIjE,
TJ. S. ASSISTANT -ASSESSOR. .
Office in District Court Hoom. '
X'otary Public and fnUed Stales H ar Claim
Agent. Will attend to the prosenuton oj caums
ih i wticTmenj. for sttiuuivwii jvpwjf,
liock 1m and lensions. Also the collection oj
Semi-Annual Dues on Pension.
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
Rooms Main, Ivet 4th & oth Sts.
Lruoni given on tkr Piano Organ, Melodean
Guitar and localization Having naa etgnt years
experience as ttacner oj music im new s urn. is
tonfident aj giving satitj action.
G. P. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and Sign Painter.
No. 60 Mmuat., upNialni.
Grainina.GuUding.GUiziivjaud l'uicr Hang
ing done on sluirt ttolu; javorabU terms, und
A. D. MARSH, . f
Bookeller and New Dealer. ,
Cdtj llook Store,
No 5 0 Main Street, Po.stoffice Building.
No. 47 Main Street, up stairs.
Persons wixhina Pictures executed in the latest
style of the A rt, will call at ny Art Gallery.
A. W. MORGAN.
Probate Judge and Justice of the Peace
Office in Court iiouse uunuins-
J. K. BEAR,
Aeent for the M. X. tuxpre to.,
No. 7 a McPlieison s Block.
r W. WHEELER.
Role agent lor R. ,lV.-mith8 Patent Truss
Bridge, fhe strongest ana oesi wouueo
bridge now In nse. ;
. E. n. BURCHFS, . ;
Landscape Gardener & Horticulturist.
Will Via id crops m uaraens, u
tame by contract.
KEISWETTER A EIRSM AN,
Brownville City Meat Market.
No. 60 Main street.
Will pay the hiahesl market price for good Beef
Cattle, Calves, Sltctp and Hogs.
BLISS A HUGHES,
TTt'ZZ attend to t.'ie sde of Real arid Personal
IH-ottcrtv in the Nemaha Land District. 1'rrms
JOHN L. CARSON.
BRO WNVILLE NEBRASKA
Exchange Bought and Sold on all the prin
cipal cities. Also dealer in Gold and Silver
Coin, (iold Dust and
Deposits received, pavable at sight. Inter
est paid on time dwsiu by special agree
ment. Taxes paia lor non-resmenta.
All kinds of U. S. Bonds wanted.
ax. ' "" "
CONFECTIOERY 1 1
No. 3 1 Cor. If sin a, lt St, (opposite Cltj Drag Store
WILLIAT I ALLEN, Proprietor.
Pics, Cal.cs, Fresn Xlread,
Coniectionerr, J-irii and
Tan cjr . G ro cc rl es
Constantly on Hand ! !
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily 1 1
Tint Class FamilyF-our TVaa-raated.
Free E re runs for the benefit of my Or-tamjer.
Gulldlng, Glaslng, Faperhaxtglng, Ve.
' Ko. 15 Main Street; l! ,
, (One door eat of Uauk & HoltzinRer's
r' Queensware and Grocery stopi,)
- LOUIS -TZALBTEII.
MISS MARY A. SHIP SON,
MILLINER & DEESS MAKER,
Scco7id Street, bet. Main and Water.
Wishes to Inform the Ladles of Brownville
and vicinity, that she has a first class
Where work will be done with great care and
neatness and after the latest Eastern styles.
Bleaehing done in the very latest styles and
on short notice.
Latest Btvlesof Ladies' and Children's Hats
and Bonneis constantly on band. Also latest
intterns of ladies' Dress Goois Cloaks, ana
;hildren's Clothing cut on short notice.
No. 59 Main Street, Brownville.
rv Has Just opened and will constantly
V'yV keep cm hand a large and well assorted
. ... ..r .tlo In 1. to !
Repairing of Clocks.'atches, and Jew
elry done on short notice. -: 1 -
: ALL WORK WARRANTED - :
CHARLES a. DORSET.
OEOBOS W. DORSET.
Att'y at Law.
C. G. & G. W. DORSEY,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Dealers in Land "Warrants.
Duj and Sell Ural estate and
Select & Locatejppvernment Lands.
ATTEND TO CONTESTED CASES IN THE
U. a LAND OFFICE, AND
A large quantity of First Class Lands for
sale In Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, John
son and Gage Counties, Nebraska, to which
the attention of purchasers is specially Invi
ted OfBce-BROWNVILLE, NEB.
Branch Office BEATRICE, NEB.
J. H. SHOOK & BROS., -
Manufacturers and Dealers In Native Lumler
of all kinds, lengths, breadths and thickness,
HILLSDA I 0E ,
NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
They own and run oneof the best Saw Mills
in the state, ana win iurnisn
MECIIA1VICS AM) BUILDERS
with a bill of Lumber of best quality, on
short notice, at the Lowest Market Price.
Lath and Pickets
Always on hand for sale.
Thevtilso tell cheap at their store vn Hills
dale all maple Dry Goods and Groceries, and
such articles as are in general use.
Remember the business, the men, and the
UNDERHILL. & EATON,
No. 2 City Buildings, St. Louis, Mo
Second National Bank St. Louis, Mo.
Allen, Copp & Nisbet, St. Iouis, Mo.
Branch State Bank of Iowa. Debuque.
Johnston fc Bacon, Bankers. Ft.Madison, la.
Isaac Scarrlt & Co., - -.A lton, III.
Blair & Atwood, Alton, 111
LEMON, HOSEA. & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In Foreign
ana Domestic ?
Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc.,
, No. 5 Fourth Street,- STJOSEPH.
A larze stock always on hand. Orders so
licited. Satisfaction guaraoteed. 45-ly;
J. A. PINER. T. R. REYNOLDS.
PI EEl& RE YXO LDS, Proprietors
Eight street, two blocks from R. R. Depot,
ST. JOSEPH, MO. 4oly
WOOLWORTH & COLT,
And Dealers In
Book, Stationery, Paper
fTI A"0 n?GP, AND
No. 12, 2d St., St. Joseph. Mo.
CASH PAID FOR RAGS!
JOHN PIXGEB W. II. IOCGLA3
Wholesale Dealers In
c, Ac. No. 7, Fourth street.
ST. JOSEPH. MO. 4-jly
AV. M. AVYETH x& CO., r
Wholesale Dealer in
- ' e i :. T
Harness, Skirting and all kinds of
SADDLERS LEATHER fit HARDWARE,
SADDLES, BRIDLES, &c.
-Agcnts for Ditson's Circular Saws and
u.Diriuiii k i pirtt
No. 6, South Third, bet. Felix A Edmond St$.
T. JOSEPH.MO. 4oly
James A. Jackson SS Co.,
STAPLE Ai FANCY GROCERS
No. 107 North 2nd St., ST. LOUIS, MO.
rwtivicrmnentsof Country Producesolitited
Fromoureipfrienpeln this branch of busi
ness and tV plVing 11 our jh-iiii nu.-m.im
ennfi.tent we can make it to the In
terest of parties to give us their shipments.
If you want a good article of Nursery Stock,
Grapa Vines, Currants, Goosberrle
Strawberries, Cherry Tree, Peach
Tree, Evergreens and
Send your orders to I
,. .e ; J.W. PEAJEUiAN, .
Caiaiiui free. ( w- -P-y
THLOxnvmJuZ; IIEBIIASIXA, TKUr.3DAT, DECEIIBEII
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trThls Deparrment of our paper h Edited by
and tinder tlie conirol of Col. It. w. fTBsis, u
whom ail Communications on Agriculture sliouia
be addre3sed. . -
Hosts, FruSt and Iledjes.
On the 11th of the present month,
business calling us to Nebraska City,
. X twtr
we were lavorea wun a aasijr iw-.
about the farm of Hon. J. S. Morton.
A bitter cold day found twojolitical-
v bellicose individuals juxtaposited
in a light cutter, behind a snorting cal
ico pacer, facing a "nor-wester," pos
sessed to the fullest extent, of -Ne
braska peculiarities. Mr. Morton has,
from his earliest settlement in ise-
bjaakaald great attention to agricul
tural developments. He was among
the early ones to have faith in planting
fruit trees. IIU Large orchtrd, now
a excellent bearing, fully confirms
that faith. The largest and best
trained ppple trees we have looked at
in the West, we found in this orchard.
They have been well taken care of,
and show a healthy, thriving condi
tion, and we are informed, bore abun
dantly the past season. This is anoth
er of the evidences that apples can be
grown in Nebraska. He has many
other varieties of fruits. We speak of
apples particularly,' because he seems
to have paid more attention to them.
We next looked at his fine prospcta
for osage fences. He has planted
argely and with success. The stand
hroughout is excellent, much of
which is now ready to turn out.
His pen of Suflblks are not to be
surpassed any where. Mr. Morton
feeds cooked food altogether, and his
hog are a practical demonstration : of
the superiority of this mode of fatten
ing. The animal is superior hi weight
for age, and the plan is far more eco
nomic'al;' ,k ' " 1
Then his thousand bushels of pota
toes of .different varieties, nicely and
safely stored away in his winter proof
cellar, is evidence of his devotion to
this branch of farming.
"Whatever we may or think of J.
Sterling Morton politically, we take
great pleasure in giving him the credit
justly due, of being a practical, zeal
ous and faithful laborer for the agri
cultural development of Nebraska.
Specimens of Grain to the
In order to show our farmers that
specimens oi grain tney nave iur-
nished for the Department at Wash
ington are received there, and for what
purposes they are used, we copy the
following extract of a letter we re
ceived from Gen. Capron, the Com
missioner of Agriculture, under date
"Please accept the thanks of the
Department for your kindness in for
warding the packages of grain, all of
whice arrived, safely. If it is within
your power 1 snail be giaa to receive
also a specimen of rye from Southern
Nebraska The object in Collecting
these cereals from different portions of
the country," Is to execute upon them
comparative chemical. -analyses, in
order lo determine their relative rich
ness in food material.
With my grateful acknowledments,
Very truly yours,
Birds vs. Grapes.
We have heretofore been among those
who advocated protecting the birds un
der .all .circumstances.-.: Experience,
however, has shown' us that no bird
can oe tolerated among grapes. We
like birds, but fruit better. Grape
growers are pretty generally agreed
a3 to making war on the birds. In
fact we don't know what else can be
done. They" have proven1 terribly
destructive among our sweet cranes.
Next to the birds yellow jackets and
hornets were most destructive among
Delawares , and .'Dianas. "We) noticed
that at the Jn$t meeting of the -Mis
souri State Horticultural "Society this
question was brought up and many
serious complaints were entered
against tjif1 birds, j Some lost entire
crops, and others were damaged to
amounts of hundreds of dollars, and
only saved grapes at all by keeping a
standing army of boys with guns,
shooting birds ty the hundreds. ':
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Some of our subscribers having
made enquiries of us, as to the Barley
crop-rVhere seed could be had mar
ket and price. - We addressed a note to
Brewer fc Bemis, of the extensive
Brewing House, Omaha, and received
in reply the following, under date of
December 3d, 1S6S.
Dear -&. Your line of th?ith. in
relation to ' Barley, was handed to us
Dy.jur. uran, and m reply would say
mat we Intend to have on hand at
seed time, Barley sufficient to furnish
wnat seed is required. We do not
care to contract for the crop, but would
do so, if parties wished; or will pay
the market price whenever it is de
" ,T ,: 1 W. M. Brewer, Secy.
Vie advise our farmers to try.raising
ariey. mere is how a sure and
ready market for it at Omaha, and the
prices will be better than to ship far-
The American entomologist for
December, among other irood things
and numerous answers to Correspon
dents, contains an exhaustive article
on that curious, insect the seventeen
year cicada, or locust.' It also treats of
the western grass hopper, which has
so' ravished the western conn try the
past few seasons ; of the:"Twig Gird-
Jer" "Hellgrammite Fly." etc., ete.
uiiy nd bautiullyi illustrated
Cur Agricultural ' Advcrtlse
nents." '-; v
We take pleasure in calling the at
tention of our agricultural readers,
and in fact all who wish anything in
ths Fruit, Flower and Shrubbery line,
to our agricultural advertisements, to
be found on the inside of to-days
paper. ' "
- We preface by saying that our sole
object in laboring in the "Agricultu
ral Department" of the Advertiser, is
to aid in agricultural development in
the far west, and especially to encour
age the growing of fruit. The pub
lishers will bear us testimony that our
labors are entirely gratuitous. As a
feature in this effort, and to this end,
we have solicited reliable and known
growers and dealers to let the people
in tliU new western portion of the
couutry know where, how and at what
prices such commodities, can be had.
We have solicited none except those
known to us, either in person or from
reliable information,- to be honorable
and trustworth dealers in all respects.
We therefore say that we vouch for
each advertisement we insert.
Ellw anger & Barry, Mt. Hope
Nurseries, Rochester, New York, is
on old and reliable estaousnmenu
The first trees we planted in Nebraska
were from this nursery. Not one tree
was lost, and can now be seen grow
ing .in our garden twelve years
growth in Nebraska. They all fruit
T. L. Harris, Salem, on Erie, Broc-
ton, New York, advertises the famous
"Salem" Grape. This is the leading
grape of the Roger's Hybrids, origin
ated by Mr. Rogers of Salem, Mass.,
and is a hybrid between the native
and Black Hamburg. Mr. Harris is
making a specialty of it.
Theo. Engleman, Mascoutah, Illi
nois, advertises No. 1 Grape Layers,
and 12,000 gallons pure wines. From
the quantity of wine for sale it is safe
to conclude Mr. E. is a successful grape
grower, and that his vines can be re
Erie Commercial Nurseries, Erie
Penn., I. A. Plattman & Sprague,
offer a complete list of almost every
thing in the nursery line, with prices
in detail. Tins firm sent us a
few grape vines as specimens of what
they offer, which we are free to pro
nounce No. 1 in all respects. They
came by mail the "early part of this
month, when it was so very cold
They were so well put up as not to be
in any way effected by the weather,
McCullough, Drake & Co.
Sharpsburg, Ohio are making a spe
cialty of the Ive's Seedling Grape, of
which we spoke at some length last
week. See their advertisement, pri
ces, &c. Tins nrm, too, sent us some
of their Ive's plants as specimens,
which were as good in all respects as
could be desired strong, well rooted,
healthy plants. They came my mail,
and reached us during the cold weath
er last week. They were put up in a
superior manner and reached us in
i Old Castle Nurseries, T. C. Max
well & Bros., Geneva, New, iork, can
furnish you with anything you want.
We have some trees and shrubbery
growing in our place,-purchased from
this establishment in an early day.
This nursery has a reputation all over
the co ntry, and need only to be
dealt with to confirm all that can be
said of them.
The People's Nursery, R. L.
Robb & Co.; Bloominton, III., is a
- . . 1 1 A J
very extensive esiaonsumen., anu
offer a large stock of staple nursery
stock, wholesale and retail. They
want good reliable agents in every
county in the west. . Let every ooay
help to sell fruit trees.
J. S. Shearman, of the Northwes
tern Nurseries, Rockford, 111., does a
large wholesale business in root grafts
and small trees for nurserymen and
dealers. He will take pleasure In giv
ing information and selling you stock.
How's Nursery, near New Bruns
wick, New Jersey, Henry iv. How,
Proprietor. Mr. How is making a
specialty, of peach trees and small
fruits. . It will be observed by refer-
, . 1 A . 4 1 1 I
ence- to nia. aaveriisemeufc .ua. iie
offers all the valuable varieties of
peaches. He also has some remarka
bly fine Concord grape layers.
While referring to this matter
of procurrmg trees and vines,
we wish to call ' the attention of
those who intend to do so, to a
mode of obtaining them. The present
rates of express companies are
little short of downright swind
ling. All small plants can be
obtained by mail at an expense not to
be compared with express rates. For
instance : " One dozen good large sized
grapevines received by us last week,
by mail, cost twenty-one cents. The
same; from the same place, by express,
would have cost not less than too
dollars. We advise those who get
small plants and m small quantities
four pounds .and under. In weight to
have them sent by mail. Several of
our advertisers it will be seen refer to
this feature. We presume they will
all send by mail when requested so to
If any of our readers desire toorder
anything from any of thce advertis
incr with"us, and wish us to do so-, we
will take great pleasure in ordering
for them, without charge.
Bauendahl & Co., Wool Commis
sion Merchants, 45-47 Park Place New
Yorlr, have; kindly furnished us with
specimens of imported Asiatic Mohair,
Kentucky Three-fourths Blood, and
Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Aus
tralian and . Canada Combing wools,
with, present prices in currency
This is perhaps the most extensive
wool' house in America,' They have
the confidence of wool dealers through
out the country. Having entrusted
them with our own business in their
j line, we cheerfully recommend them
Tfhat Planting Tree mil Pay.;
As an Instance of the per cent. if
we may use that expression that tree
planting will yield in thi3 country,
wewill mention a case in point, which
recently came under our observation.
About twelve years ago a "claim" was
taken by a gentleman, in Otoe county
in this State. He had what his neigh
bors called "tree on the brain," and
paid but little attention to anything
else. He planted trees and seeds to the
extent of hi3 ability planted osage
hedge and honey locu3t hedge. He
planted everythirrghe could lay hands
on. The total expense of his planting,
we are informed, did not amount to
over nve hundred dollars, ai tne
end of seven years from the time he
commenced "tinkering with plants,"
as he termed it, another gentleman
came in from Iliinoi locking for a
farm, and paid the original proprietor
ten thousand dollars cash for his farm!
The farm we refer to, is now owned
and occupied by Mr. Gillmore, a few
miles west of Nebraska City. Last
week we enjoyed the pleasure of a brief
visit to Mr. Gillmore's farm, and will
hereafter speak of him and his im
provements in detail. '
Cutting Feed for Stock.
' This subject is much talked of, and
by many practiced. - Those who have
thoroughly tested the plan all testify
in its favor. The Rural New Yorker,
in speaking of this matter, says :
"Cutting fodder does not add more
nutriment to it,- but changes its me
chanical condition, and enables stock to
consume It in less time, and thus have
more for rest and digestion. This is a
valuable consideration for hard worked
horses,' but not as great a one for ani
mals that chew their cud. Again, cut
hay or straw slightly moistened and
sprinkled with ground grain is much
more palatable, and stock prefer it to
unmixed and whole food, and main
tain more vigorous appetites than if
confined to the unprepared food. A
baked potato, with salt, pepper and
butter, is a dish that a hungry king
wouldn't turn from; but a beggar
would despise the meal if obliged to
devour the potato first, then the salt,
and the pepper and butter. It's the
faculty of mixing the food right that
tickles the palate. Every observing
farmer who lias tried the experiment,
knows that his stock prefer cut feed
and ground grain mixed and moist
ened to the same articles fed whole.
Though there is no more nutriment
in food thus prepared, yet the animal
system gets more out of it, and less is
passed off in the excrements. The
question of economy in the matter
must be decided by the value of labor
as compared with the value of food in
each locality where stock is fed."
Caslimere Goat Wool. ,
Col. R. W. Scott, of Kentucky, who
has been for years engaged in raising
Cashmere Goats and other stock, writ
ing us a few days since relative to
agricultural matters in general, closes
his letter with this paragraph:
"Messrs Bauendahl of New York
writes to me that they have orders for
40,000 pounds of Cashmere Wool at
highest market price."
Dr. II. Schroder, Bloomington,
111., sends us his "Catalogue of Grape
vines, Currants, Gooseberries,. Straw
berries and other nursery plants."
The Doctor is an old and reliable
dealer, we have long and favorably
known, by reputation. In speaking
of Grapes he sayn :'
'That the grape culture Is very profitable
can be shown In ray Vineyards, for instance
1200 Coonord vin es plan ted to an acre of gron nd
two years ao, g:ive me ten pounds per vine,
making I2,'X pounds to the acre, sold at 2 )
cents, average per pound, brought me 12,400,
but next year they are able to bear twice as
much, and if sold for only 10 cents yer pound
will bring 52,400, yer acre. Made Into wine at
1 pounds to the gallon (only 12 pounds will
often do it,) It will make 1,8k) gallons of wine,
and at 81,50 per gallon (cheaper than common
rot gut whiskey.) will bring S-,400 peracre."
He also sends us "an Essay on the
preparation of soil and propogating
and planting of grape-vines, read be
fore tHb "Missouri StateJIorticultirre
Society." If is a practlTI common
sense paper, that all can ''understand.
Refering to wine making In America
he says : ' '
"I am cdhvfneed that If America does not
go lrwgely into the culture of vines and into
wine maklnz. 'whisky will yet make a grave
for liberty, while lager beer will stand by not
guiltless in the bloody crime. Karl Ilelnzen,
the most radical of all "radicals," truly says:
'Whisky makes crude and beastly ; lager beer
makes only stupid; wine makes free, humane
and glorious, while it elevates and enlightens
man's heart.' "...
The Doctor, who has experimented
agreat deal in planting' vines gives
the following record of the cost of an
acre of Catawba with him :
Prepare the land by double deep plow-
intr, according to my system above
dev;rited , . , 20 00
600 No. 1 two year old
Plants, to be
;planlei 6 by 12. ft., inorder to renew. , .
one third of the vincsevery year, to ' A
keep them vianrmt ipjunij, and to
prevent mildew nnd rot, is per hun
dred, makes 48 00
600 Vine Poles,, 10 ft. high, 2 inches
thick. 5 cts. each..:..-.: 30 00
600 pole for Reverse Vines, 5 ft. high,
cts. eacn i i
Attendance during two years. .4.u M 00
:.' . " ' ,; -. J10O 00
. Profit of the above One A ere of Catawba
First year plant hetweei the.jrows. In
the centre, one row of Strawberry
. plants and cultivate; the runners
, made during Summer wiU pay for
outlay ofplants and labor.
Second year, by good attendance, wiU
yield I'jijo nuarts of Strawberne. at '
12U cts. per quart 00
Third year, 800 quarts of Straw tierrie-s.
- - 1V cts 100 00
2000 lbs. of Grapes, at 15 cts . 3jo 0U
. - Vt S550 00
Now take your strawberry up and
sell the young plants or plow thr.i i.nder.
Fourth Year. Now your Vineyard begins
to bear a full crop; lay one arm of the bearing
Vines down. 4 inches deep, the end of the
layer to come up middiewsy between two
vines of the row, (See Essay, "New System of
Grape Culture. ")
Fourth Tear. 6000 lbs. of Grapes, at J? '
ets . . : ...Sifi0 no
The clippings of the vines you mav sell in !
the form of cuttincs, or hive a little spot to ,
put them out and raise plants for sale, and
thus will bring you an ln-omof S100 enonuh !
to pay for all t ;ie work or" t he Vineyard yearly.
So it goes on for 5U or 100 years. If you keep
your vines always reversed that Is, yoong.
If yon have no niarket for yonr grapes, make
them Into wine. Twelve lbs. of sood Grapes
will make a g-tton of Wise, worth now from
U 40 to f a gallon.
An acre of grapes can be planted
and cultivated at less expense than
the foregoing, in Nebraska. ' There are
other varieties, too, more profitable
here than the Catawba. Concord, Ives
Seedling, Nortons. Virginia will pay
better for. wine. The Delaware. Di-
na, Iona and Concord for table use..
Clippings and Jottings Agricultural.
Strawberries set In September will
yield a half, not a, whole, crop next
year. ( :
IThe United States . contains 10.T,
500,000 hens, with an annual laying
cadacity of 13,2-30,000,000 eggs.
On a good sized farm, $tS0 a year
are saved or lost, according as mow
ers, reapers, and other implements are
During 20 years poultry has been so
so improved that eggj bring three
times more than before the improve
ments, were commenced. .
In England this year the climate
has been semi-tropical. Potatoes, no
larger than marbles, have taken a sec
ond growth, and the only good crop is
The greatest grain-growing State
in the southwest will be, In five years
says Its farmers, Mississippi. hey
ai nej-iy all uttoruuned taaLanaon
The California wheat crop is so large
that if there are iu mistakes it was
never equaled in any country. Thev
talk of 75, SO, and In one case, of 100
bushels to the acre.
The English pay more attention to
trrass than any other people. . In seed
ing meadows well, as many as 70 dif
ferent varieties of native grasses are
sown, and after the sod is formed it is
never to be broken up.-
un tne rocKsornign mountains in
California, where rain seldom falls,
grows the rose ."Everlasting." It
blooms only once a year, has leaves at
no other time;' it cart be placed in a
box and kent for years, when if placed
in a bowl of water for 24 hours, it will
bloom. Put back in the box it will "re
main unchanged during other years
' The Omaha Republican says, a Mr.
Thomas of Cass county, has raised,
after five years of reproduction, forty
two bushels of wheat from a few ker
nels which he picked up off the floor
of a store in Plattsmouth, that seems
to be very prolific, and it is estimated
will yield thirty bushels to the acre.
It gives a good quality of flour yellow
tinged, and he calls it Canary wheat.
A IS EG RO HALL. "''.
BY JAMES PARTOX.
From the Atlantic Monthly for Jaatiary.
What a joyous scene is one of the
negro balls so frequently given in
some of the New England villages 1
In the morninsr, the stranger notices
upon the lordly, wide-spreading elm
that shades the post-ofiice a neatly
written paper, notifying the public
that an "entertainment" is to be given
that evening for the "benefit" of some
afflicted person, perhaps a . woman
whose husband a ruthless constable
has taken off to jail. "All who wish
to enjoy a good time are respectfully
invited to attend, admission, twenty
five cents," for which a substantial
supper of pork and' beans and new
cider is furnished. Soon after eight
in the evening the village resounds
with the , voice of a colored Stentor,
who calls out the figures of the quad
rille, and all the world is thus notified
that the "entertainment" has begun.
The scene within the ball-room might
make some jtersons hesitate to decide
which destiny were the more desirable
in New England, to be born white
or black. The participants seem so un
consciously and entirely happy! An
ancient uncle, white-haired and very
lame, stands. near the entrance, seizes
the new-comers with both hands, and
gives them a roaring and joVous vel
come; and there is a one legged. ninn
with a crutch, aud four mothers with
infants in their arms, who go through
a quadrille with the' best of them.
The mothers, however, when '.they
grow warm with tho dance, hand the
blessed baby to a, passing friend to
hold. Tho band, which consists of
two male fiddlers and a woman who
plays the accordion, is seated upon a
platform at one end of the long room,
and plays with eyep upcast, ecstatic
and keeps a heel apiece going heavily
upon the boards. '."The room itself
seems to be quivering. There is- no
walking through a quadrille here; but
each performer, besides doing his pre
scribed steps, cuts as many supplemen
tary, capers as he can execute in the
intervals.' A dance begins, It is true,
with some slight show of moderation-;
but as it proceeds the dancers throw
themselves into it with a vigor and
animation that increase every moment
until the quadrille in a glorlorw riot
and' delirium of dan' and fun.. No
Mussulman would, ask thexr people
who they did not require theirservants
to do- their dancing for them. On
the contrary,' 'that famous - pnehtt.
catching their most contagious merri
ment, would have sprung upon the
floor, and dashed his three tails wild
ly about among those shining
countenances. Nevertheless, there
was not the smallest violation of de
corum; all was as innocent as it was
enjoyable. As the room was lined
with white spectators, perhaps we
shall some day learn the trick of cheap,
innocent, and hearty enjoyment. One
thing was very noticeable, and .would
certainly be noticed by any one famil
iar with the South; the puritytif blood
exhibited in the facts of the company
Among the one hundred and fifty
dancers, there were perhaps ten who
were not quite black ; and this wss an
ancient Settlement of colored people.
dating back beyond the recollection of
the present inhabitants. :
IsOaK After' Your -Hoys.
Below we publish a scran of erolden
advice to parents from one of our ex
changes. It is commended ta the at
tention of parents in general;"
"The practice of allowing boys fo
spend their evenings in the streets is
one of the most, dangerous, and mis
chievous, and terrible things possible.
Nothing so speedily and surely mnrk3
their course downward. They acquire
under cover of night, anunhealthinesi
of mind, vulgar arid profane language
obscene practices, criminal practices,
criminal sentiments; and lawless, riot
ous bearing. Indeed, if is in tho street
after nightfall, that boy -scene rally ac
quire the education and tho capacity
for becoming rowdy, dissolute men.
Parents, do you "beTTe ve it?" Will you
keep your children" home nights, and
see that their home I made pleasant
and profitable?.,--, t -
The new postal treatv with Great
Britain, which goes into effect J.inu -
ary'lst, requires twelve cenis postage
on each single letter Weighing: haif
an ounce, prepayment beijjg optional.
but on unpaid Tetters five cents addi -
tional postage will be levied. News -
papers will pay two cents on each four
ounces, and books, pamphlets, seeds.
etc., two cents for each ounce, under
four, and above that, at the rate of six
cents for each additional tour ounces.
j All n3.tsr mux t.be prepaid.
Senator &";-ru-uJi-4 jro-;.
cotton rnilla in Auuiti, li.
-A submarine cab! frc:a i. in Fran-
cteco to II
2zKo2jl3 ta:.;ci c
Fasb.icr.aLl3 fur. era! j in
r-rii tr i
ticketed try keen cut tr. ? crc
Ohio has a law rcrn!tt:."7 crim
inals to testify in their own behai:.
Whales were recently pur-ued ol.
the cos.it of Amsza-iett, L. I., lu
none were captured. .' .
Good oxen brin. 'a"tIiOU?and dol
lars a yoke in Oreron.
A Macon (Ga.) editor was presen
ted with ripe' strawfcerxks and a wa
termelon Inst week.
Tho Rev. Henry"-Ward Eeechcr
was driven to exclaim recently ir. a
sermon at Plymoih churc :
name of Judges 3tinks."
Lard oil Is now a!.r.-r-t c scl - lx1y
used in the lihthoi:-.-. FJcrui hiu-
bem supersede aand j ctrc.cuni U loo
A vein of silver ore has Iccntr-clO
in the artesian well row beinsunk
at the Illinois Siate penitentiary at
Joliet. - .;
A woman In Pr3v! !;r.ce has borne
five children within-the past eleven
month? triplets in the first iu?tace,
and aia tvfica. - :
, The other day an Aug;ta, (Ga.)
editor was cowhided in tho street by a
rival quill driver. EJitoril abuie in
duced the castigation. -
A physician thinks the Grecian ben
ders will soon ask hh . profe'sion,-"(.V.r-'t
thou rofmirniter t" n s"i'
disea-s'd." ' ' ' '
The span from rock tp rock, of tho.
new suspension bridge at Niagara L
1190 feet, and between the toners 12M
The formons have invented a new '
alphabet, in which one hundred thou
sand new school books have been '
printed for the instruction cf tho ril
ing saints. ...
Charleston, South Carolina, coa
tains seventy-two mil of streets, and
is well patroled, day and night.
Fourier states that, in the progress
of the world, the oceanis U) lea ita
saltness, and acquire tiii tats cf t
peculiarly llavored kniouade
South Carolina wagf tobl;kjara
$100 a year and "found,' to farm wor.
kers ;' women, from to $7 per month
and "found." Mechanics get more,'
masons average J per day. .
Dutch Itulc In the East ItS-Ie.
From th London filar.
It is a misfortune for the Dutch that
their language tempts so few people ta ,
learn it it is a misfortune for them
and the rest of Europe. It mak?s
tfcem distinctly fort-fern and strange t .
most "of uv and , their. t iruimct
whether social or political, a mystery.
We know there is a King In Holland,
we heard of his accession, and, when
ho dies, we shall douhtlf-ss bear of hii .
death ; but the interval cf facts and
occurranccs between thco event
holds little that we have note of.
Thus it has come to pass that a book
recently published in Holland, which
should have made a lasting impres
sion on the heart and mind of Europo ,
has just simply caused Europe a mo
mentary shudder, nnd will, probably,
give it no further r3afnTWe allude to
the novel, the history, the dramatic
indictment call it what you will of '
"Max Haveiaar." "Max Havelaar,
or the Coffee Auction? cf the Dutch.
Trading Company." It is not a tak- .
ing title, but the book treats inciden- '.
tally, or perhaps in chief, of the heavy
oppression -and cruelty which some
thirty millions of natives in the Dutch
Eas ."Indies are forced to endure. In.
plain 'English these peoj.'o, and es
pecially nioit of them that live in Java ;
are robbed and cheated in every way
by their own hereditary chiefs, who hi
return for their tacit sanction of tho
Dutch trovcrnop, use their Influence
with-the populations to keep them
obedient to the rule of Holland. Hol
land herself thus indirectly shares in
the plunder, and by the tinv? rach
robber has bought" of. the other inpu
nity in robbing, with the produce of
the robbed, there is little left for the
Wretched Javanese husbandman,, who
finds himself, always &t starvatiou
point. He works,. for the mot part .
without wages;- he has no hold on his
own property; his literty aud even
his life; are at the disposal of others.
And all this happers in .defiance of
the Dutch laws, which In theory guar
antee him tho rights of a free ma it,
bnt in practice do not rive him those
of a slave, because the Dutch authori
ties are too selfish and too cowardly td
put them into execution against the
native chiefs. - " I
In the year lSod Douwea Dekltcr
was one of the Assistant Residents. 0
Java. He was a man of quick teniae,
of keen intelligence, and a feeling
heart. Pained and disgusted by what
he eaw going n .around him, fc '
brough the extortion of the chiefs and ,
the misery of the natives, under tho
notice of the Govenor-Gcneral. " 1I
was snubbed for his pains, and he le- '
signed his appointment, rvtaniett to
Holland, and wrote a romantic narra
tive of Lis experiences, to which ha
gave, the name he had assumed &3 tha
hero of the story "Max ' HaTeUar.l' .
The book, made a great and perma
nent effect in Holland, for the author
is a man of geniu3, and sr.rn? of hl3 in
cidental chapters are distinct proso
poems In themselves. In particular
may be mentioned, as the gera of tho
work-the account of b'aldj ah, which
gives the story of the poor man brot
with his family to miery and utter
ruin by the loss" of one buiTalo hekx-pt,
for ploughing, and its successors, each
of which in turn waa coolly "lifted"
from him by his rapacious chief. This
kind of Tobbery- wa the most com- .
mon, and against tbo?e guilty, of it
Dekker turned the main tired his In
dignant ebxjueuce.. He ho3 now pub
lished in Holland a sort of appendix,
or "key," to his book, in tho form of
a letter to the Dutch electors, la which, '
descending from generalities to partic
ulars, he gives a Ji.-t of poor persons
he knows to have been robbed of buf
faloes in one of the districts he-gov-
jme,dv This list he makes the bas-sof
arr.ostelaiKratecalcuUtion. in which,
taking Into consideration the extent,
Fopufat.'on and wealth of the Dutch
ndlcs, be Ehoys that during the five
years' rule of one viceroy aionetho
viceroy who refused to listen to hioi
property to the value of one thousand
millions of guilders has- been ?tc!en
from the nat ire popuiai -n. He drags
thU. viceroy to the bar of public opiu
ion ; he a-ks to bo ,se:it Into Parlia
ment that he m.iy show up the rotten
ness and iniquity of the whole system
of -Dutch Eat Indian j govern ment
The government hardly knows what
to do with him; he cannot be contra
dicted,' ar.d be cannot be putdewa, for .
he Is master cf that terrible weapon,
a public. pen. If he wields it long en
ough, h? will probably effect aa entire
revolution in the colonial' policy of
Holland. It is a misfortune Tor "him
that lie h i ta conduct the strjgge as
ht were behind a blanks .f.,r tlx? eyo
, of Europe does not often, pferce the
obscurltv- that surrounds everything
1 Dutch. Dvkker's translator, tbeli.vrort
I Alphonse N'ahuys, has done his best
j to remedy this, bo . far as. we English
1 are concerned; tut the demand for
VAiax iiaveiaar is nos to groat as it
would have been If the general appo
tlta had been whetted by socno previ
ous acquaintance with Dutch liicrry
dishes. - , i j
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