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H. J. L COLRAPP. T. C. HACKEE.
10HC0LHAPP (z CO.,
Ulhher ud Proprietors.
.ns $2,00 per. axxcji.
3 JIcriierBon Block, ny 8tJp.
iin or first ipsrrtion. 1 M
- of live lines or less - l"
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l-i.l It 1 1 IK 1 ...... 8 ' '
i, one vfar "
n, xix rnoutli, fii; Ibree months in Wl
n oi rctir....; ' "0
six months, fa ; three months l'i i
(nirvfer W "J
!kix nmiits, fw; three months . II
i.ri Vfr w ft
-.x months, ?"o; three months...... : tw
-j-int-nw fr a lfw time than thre
ted us trsnMeut ; and must be paid la
find Departure of th Malls.
1 Eastern arrive at 12 m.; deports
i Eastern arrives at 4 p. m.; departs
res at a. m.: lTrts at 8 a. m
: v i 1 1 ;
I.; depart TutlH.vw, TliunKiWj s and
-rives Fridays at 4 p. m.; depart
urs from 7 a. m.. to p. m. Pnn-
nd C. B. It. It. Tim Table.
;aih ooino kortil
A TOM 1IODATIOX.
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uocil UHifis...- 3:u0p.m.
;UAnrs GOING BOtTH.
-il Btnrt ..5-.no a. m.
r wnvUie. J d f"
cwuvi 1 le
Juwuli.. ...... .
..2;X' p. in.
B:00 p. m.
peers' Omnibus Imivm Brown vllle for
a. m. Hiid L: m., dully.
OUTER & BROWN,
at La-vr anil Land Agents,
irt House, w ith ITobate Judge.
and Connirlon at Liw
0 Mcl'herson'e lilock, up stairs.
w A- Solicitor InChantfrj-,
in Dixirlct Court Koom.
H. M. RICH, , .
- at l.a and Land Apent.
irt House, nrRt door, vwt aldo.
.'M. II. MelXXNAN. w
y and Counselor at Law,
raska City, Nebraska.
B. F. PERKINS,
y and Counselor at Law,
inM'li, Johiiwm Co., Neb.
IRNKVS AT L A W,
n City, Pawn Co..
N. K. GRIGGS,
At Law Ileal Eatate Agent,
re, Gasre County, Nebraska.
R. V. HI-GIIES,
e Apent and Justice of Peace,
iioim HouKe, tirst door, vt nlde.
R ARRET I-ETT, "
ntatLand Warrant Broltera.
No. ai M?ln SJtreet.
to payia 2ixc for Xon-resident.
:tenitm given to maHifi fjocatioru.
rroved imd vnimprovrd, for tale on
VM. II. HOOVER, -
ate and Tax Paying Agent.
uce in District turt Room.
e prompt attention to the Mfiie of Kent
d J'nynvnt of Taxes ihrwighflut the
J xi ml Jixtrirt.
r tor the Cty of llrown-rille,
rui to the J'oymmX of Tax for J'on
Ixind Cfrvner in 'entafit Cbunty.
MOTS H. SYDENHAM,
iV Pl'KLlO At LAMO AGETVTi
f'vrl Jinrrm t, Xcbraxka. '
rate lands for inteudini;eUlers, and
Information reiuirel concerninc
5 of South-Western Nebraska. 12-15
TRACY TIT CRM AN,
YSICI AM AMI SI !;FOMl.
. 1 lin Stret-t, one door west orPea
jiou. Otlice Lours from 7 to 11 a. m. nd
If. Ij. MATHEWS.
YSICIAX AMI Sl'RGEOX.
Ulice No.ai Main Street.
A. R. HOLLADAY. M. P.,
nt Snrpeon and Obatetriclan,
e llolladay & Co s UniK Store.
edin lH.ril ; Limited in liromn illein
on hand comjrtvte ct of A mpulating,
t and itlitlclrtcul Itixtrummit.
'trial attention given to Obstetrics and
of Women arul Children.
C. V. STEWART, M.X.,
YS1CIAX AM) SIHGEOX,
omee No. 51 Main street.
rs 7 to V A. ,V., and I to 2 and 0i to
V. H. KIMRERLIN.M.P.
t . LILIAN AMJSIHGEOX,
Nebraska Eye and Ear Infirmary,
imraeuce practice at Browuvllie,
1 SI ,11.
WM. T. DEN,
Tholetale and lletaU Jenler in
I Merchandise, and Commission
d Forw arding Merchant,
No. Main Street,
"anler, J'tr.icx. otr. Furniture, lr.,
n hand. Jlujhrtt mark et price paid for
rlts, Furs and Cbuntry JYoduce.
G. M. HENDERSON,
dealer in Foreirrn and Jtomextie
X OOOUS AMI) (iUOCKHlES,
No. 5 3 Main Street.
J. L. McGEE CO.
era In General Merchandise,
.. a Mcrherson'a Block, Main St.
HOLLA DAY' & CO..
Wholfnale and lietail Dealer in
i, Medicines, Paints, Oils, etc.,
No. 41 Main Street.
McCREERY & NICKELL,
VTholeolt and lietad Jeolers in
s, Uooki, Wallpaper Stationery
No. 3-2 Miiin Stre't.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES H ELMER,
300T AMU MIOK MAlwEIt,
No. 6'4 Main Street.
on hand a tvperiur stock of Hoots and
Custom Work done viih neatness and
300T AMD MIOK MAKER,
No. 6 8 Main Street,
on hand a prod ajtsortmrnt of Gent's,
, Misses' and Children's Hoots and Shoe,
i Work done wit nratnest and disjratch.
ng done on ttiort notice.
JOHN C. DEUSER,
r In St ores. Tinware, Pnmpa, 4tc.
No. 79 Main Street,
SnELLENBFRGER ERO S..
faetnrera A Uealera in Tinware.
. 1 Main bt Mcl'lxerswn'R JJIock.
, Hardware, Carpenter's Tools, lilacb
Fumivhings, dc, constant!; on hand.
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
TESS, UR1ULES, COLLARS, Et
. v. Kim ii iun v.
and Lnshes of every description, and
n-g simr, nepi on nana, itui paui jor
2. IL BAUER,
Mrjnutnrl urrr and Denier in
.LiS, llJtlDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. awe Main Street,
xg done to order, tyittsfaction puaranieed.
SB II ALL AMI) LLMC1I ROOM,
No. 35 Main Street.
RERGER A ROBERTS,
-lllMBllA BILLIARD SALOON,
iest Winw and Liquors oonstantiy on band.
Ko. 4. Whitney's Block. VJa
JOSEril HUDDARD A CO.,
No. 4? Main. streeL
.0 best Wines and Liquors kept on Land.
J. V. D. TATCII,
Manufacturer and Lx-aler In
locks, Watches, Jewelry, etc., etc.
. No. 32 Main street.
Iver and SJver-J'laied Ware, and c.U varie
of Sjtectacles constantly on hatut. lityuring
-.r in titenfiicxt style, ai short notice. Charges
.ieratc. W ork warranted.
S- M I J f - A ! ! ! M .
PENNSYLVANIA IIOtSE. .
HENRY FlNK,lToprletor. .
Good aeeommodationa. Boarding by tne
davorweek. Tbe travelitig public ar Invi
ted to eive him a call. 1-tr
CROSS A WHITI, Proprietors.
On Tve' street, iK-twiM-n Main and Atlantic.
This Jlov-se. is convenient to the Stnm Boat
Landing, and the business port of the Citj. The
best aceom modulUin in the Cit'. A'o patnsu-ui
be spared in making guests comfortable; Uooa
Stable and Corratl conver.ieid to the House.
Agents for K. & N. Stage Co-
L. D. ROBlsoN. Proprietor.
Front St between .Uin and ater.
A good Feed and Livery titable in connection
with tltf Jlouse.
- GEORGE YAVNEY, - ;
Bakery and Confectlonerj-,
No. X7 Main street,
Aa i . . , t i ( ,t t- ' ti --oi 1 rntsA ft rnOiCe
Ptockof Groceries, Provisions, Confectioner
ies, etc., eta. j '
Bakery, Confectionery and Toy Store.
IV O. u .tiaiii cvi.
Fresh Bread, Cukes, Ousters, Fru it, etc., on hand
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer In Confectioneries, Toya, etc.
No. 44 Main Street.
" E. K EBRIGHT,
Notary Public and Conreyancer,
a er.r.nt frr thp Knnitable and American
Tnniri.ifn Insurance Companies. 6-tf
v - s
X A TT?T?T?nTTI"F.Ti A If ACKER.
Notary Public and Conveyance
Office In Couuty Clerk's OCioa,
O. FAIBTIROTKHH, " ?' li. '
Notary Public owu.v
DEALERS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE, &c.
Aspinwau, j eorasKu.
Tbe hiehest market price paid for anything
the Farmer can raise. We will buy ana sea
everything known to the market. -
11'AIlTTTTVn A Wrl T 'flT
Storage, Forwarding and Commiiilon
nTw. all kinds of Grain, for which
they pay the Highest Mama i-rtce in tmn
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MRS. F. A. TISDEL,
MILLINER AND DRESS MAKER,
tsbop on First 8L, bet. Main and Atlantic,
(over F.AtTisdel's Agricultural Store.)
Ttas constantly on hand a full assortment f)f all
kind! and varieties ot .epnyre, f earner .iriu.
Star BrHid, Hwan'a J wwn, ladies' Mobair Coils and
Curls llaninuny i rininiiiiKs, cwi
Cloaks made in the latwt style.
The public are invited mean. i.ri.-y
MISS MARY A. STMPSON,
MILLINER AMD DRESS MAKER,
First Street, bet. Minn and Water.
ii'ieViM tn inform the I-adies of Urownvllle and
vicinity, that she has a first clawi MiUinery sliop,
where work will De aone wud rithi earc nnu umt
r,. anrl ttfijr the latest eastern styles. Bifachine
done' in the very latest sty iew. aud on short notice.
JjBn-st stvl ot Ladies ana nuaren s uaix uuu u
nets constantly on band, Also latest patterns or La
dies' lress Oiods, CViaiLh, and Children Clothing
cut on short notice.
J. L, ROY,
BARBER AMD II AIR DRESSER.
No. 55 Main Street,
77,. n tnlendid suit of Bath JioomS. Also a
choice stock of Genlleman's Motions.
McNEAL & DORSET,
BARBERS AND HAIR DRESSERS,
No. 29 Main Street,
Arp Trrnred ta do all kinds of ITftirdressInfr for
Ofiiif and i.aflim. As Itrtrheis tuey ar .No. 1. A10
cvld clothes renovated on reasonaoie lernis; ooous
Mackod at all hours ; and washing and ironing done
on shoH notice. l3-l'-'-y
TIAUROLDT A ZECH,
Ao. Main kfrect
TT:ive on li.ind a tmlendid stock of Goods.
and will make them up in the latest styles,
on short notice and reasonably terms.
J. H. BEASON,
Blacksmlthing and Horse Shoeing,
Sbop-No. SO Main Street,
ksmii.hino of all kinds. Makes
Jlorse Shoeing, Ironing of Wagons and Sleighs,
and Mtchine Work a speciality.
J. W. A J. C. GIBSON,
Shop on First, between Main and Atlantic
All work aone w oruer, anu tnvy -ranteed.
Shop on Water St.. South of American House.
Custom Work of all k.nds solicited. ,
AYagon Maker and Repairer.
Kiinn West of Court House.
xrnnrm Hunnics. J 'lows. Cultivators, rfc., re
paired on short not.ee, at low rates, una v or-
ramea to give siui-yaatun.
BOUNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
ED. D. SMITH,
V. S. AVAR CLAIM AGENT,
Washington CUy, D. C.
Ti-ni .( iniiiu nrrikrwiitinn of claims bo-
fore the Department in person, for Additional
Bounty, Back Bay and Tensions, and all
claims accruinir auainst the Government da
ring the late war.
SMITH. P. TUTTLE,
V. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR.
Ofnce In District Court Room.
Notary Jiblic and I'nitcd States War Claim
4 gent. Will attend to the prosecution of claims
.,., rii,iWni( ftr AttiV.tinruil BourltU.
Unrk Ptiu and l'ensions. Also the collection of
"lift r f lie Mrr I ' I ' I'l.l.H.rv. ' ' ...
Semi-Annual Thies on J 'a u ions.
MRS. .T. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC
liooms, Main, bet 4th A 5th Sts.
th Piano. Groan. Melodeon,
Guitar end Vocalization. Having had eight years
experience cs teacher cr Music tn A exo t or xs
confident of giving t&tisaciion.
G. P. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and feign Painter.
Xn. titi MaJn St.. npstairs.
drnininn I luiltlina tihizinu and l'aver llano-
ina done on short notice, favorable terms, and
A. D. MARSH,
Bookseller and Mews Dealer.
O'.'V Bool: St or.
No. 50 Main Street, Postoiiiee Buildinc:.
Persons u isfiing Jirlures exeviitct in the latest
siyie of trie Art, iciil evil ai my si n tyqin-r-y.
Probate Jnd?e and.lui.tlre of the Peace
tmice in court jtouse wundinc.
Agent for the M. V. KxpreaaC., and
V. U. Telegrapu Co.
No. 7 McBliersoii a Block.
C. W. WHEELER,
Bole agent for R. W. Smith's Patent Truss
Bridge The strongest and best wooden
bridge now in use.
KEISWETTER A FIRSMAN,
Browuvllie City Meat Market.
No. 60 Main Mtrwt
Will pay the I ighest mnrlret price for good Beef
imur, luives, isriecp ana juigs.
RLISS A HUGHES,
TTiU attend to the sale 'of Ileal and Personal
Projyerty in the Nemaha Land District. Terms
ALL ABOARD : "
1 1 ik a i u i'
TL8 Brownville Transfsr Line,
Under the management of
Is now Eonn'.njr Rfrilsr 0muiues from
Erownvlllato the Railroad Trminu
of tha Council Eluli slid S.;. Jonph Kiilroad,
At ITortTji Ctar, Ho.,
Two Mlle from Brow utills and North Star Ferry
f ; r lscaing.
Good Omnifcusses. Close Conneetxoar
CO-tf Cliaruos Iltwerate. .'
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REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
chari.es a. DOBSET.
Atfy at Law.
GEOBGE W. DOKSEV
C. G. Cc G. W. DORSET,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Dealers in Iaxid "Wcxraiits.
nuy and Sell Real Estate and
Select 6 Locate Government Lands.
ATTEND TO CONTESTED CASES IN THE
U. S. 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
Office BEOWNVILLE, NEB.
Branch Oee BEATRICE, NEB.
J. H. SHOOK & BROS.,
Manufacturers and Dealers In Native Lumber
of all kinds, lengths, breadths and thickness,
NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
They own and run one of the best Saw Mills
in the Stato, and will furnish
MECHANICS AXI) BITIXDEIIS
iv. a Kin nf T.nTYiTwr of best onalitv. on
short notice, at the Lowest Market Price,
Lath, and Pickets
Always on hand for sale.
Tber also Rell cheap at their store in Hills
dale all staple Dry Goods and Groceries, ana
such articles as are in (reneral use.
Remember the business the men, and the
JOHN L. CARSONj
BEO WXriLLE....- NEBRASKA
t -n.-wMo-Vi unit In VI r.n all thft nrlii
cipal cities. Also dealer in Gold andbiiver
Coin, tjoia Dust ana
Deposits reeeivea, payaoie ai sifjnt. impr
est paid on time deposits by special agree-
vn..- Tut no nulH fi r nrn.rpKliinta.
1UI.UW v ' . '" . - .
All KintlS OI U. . JJOtiua wkuwu.
CONFETION E H Y ! !
No. 31 Cor. Main fc 1st St g. (opposite City Drug Store.
"WILLIAM ALLEN, Proprietor.
Pics, Cakes, Fresh Bread,
Confectlonerj, JLigm ana
Constantly on Hand ! I
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily! !
rirst Class FamHyFlonr Warranted.
Free Express runs for the benefit of my Customers.
VLI. H. VALLEAU
and 7holesaIe and Retail Dealer in
Wn JES AIID LIQUGRS,
Keeps constantly on hand a full stock of all kinds ol
Native and Foreign Wines
ALSO, a full stock of
ClGuRS iilSD TOBACCO
All of which he offers to the trade at rates low
enough to suit alL To those wishing Liquors and
He extends a special Invitation to call and see him,
knowine that he has ail they want of the best goods
in the Vi est and can
Gnarranty Entire Satisfaction ! I !
A SAMPLE ROOM IN THE REAR, WITH A
Snpplied with the choicest brands of Wines, Llqnors
3-FREE LUNCH AT ALL II0TOS.-
Corner Ialn and 3d Streets,
Ilrs. II. E. Bargi3,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
W"tiib Kh win sell at reasonable prices,
She is constantly in receipt of New and Ele
gant Patterns for
Dress and Cloak Making,
to which she pay particular attention.
Fluting, Stamping, StitcMng, Braid
ing, &c, done tc order.
UDEOED fi 17 1 LS 0 1 'S
nt all the principle Fairs in the World. Ev
ery Mitchine warranted for three years. In
OFFICEAT THE BAZAR.
lie 3 Hain Street, Ero-wnTille.
TTas Just opened and will ctmstantly
keen on hand a larpe and well assorted
iiJ,stock of genuine articles in his line.
Repairing0' Clocks, Watches, and Jew
elry done on short noiic. .
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
fscvr and Fashionable gtock ol
(NO SHODDY), Is now offered to the Public at
J. S. HETZEL'S
i:0. 70 Ilaln Street,
who U a
to the interest of the public ; and having pur
chased iriy CLOTHING, (made under my own
supervision) exclusively for cash, I can sell as
low, if not lower; than any
in the Town or County. I beg to call your
attention to my
LARGE AIID T7XIX
selected stock of
Gent's Furnishing Goods,
as can be
IN THE WEST.
Here is a chance for the best bargains, as I
have no dead stock on hand, all being entirely
new. The public are invited to call and ex
amine for themselves,
M..w' V J 1.1 .i Si 1' s : s sj
where everything in the Clothing line can be
J. c. hetzhl.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 18G9.
WIIES I rJJCAN TO MARRY.
BY JOHX G. SAXE.
AYhen do I mean to marry ? YTell
Tis idle to dispute -w ith fate ;
But if you choose to hear me tell
- Pray Listen while I fix the date.
"When daunhters haste with willing feet,
A mother's daily toil to shp.re;
Can make the puddinss that they eat,
And mend the stockings which they wear.
"Wlien maidens look upon a man
As if himself they would marry ;
And not as army sol liers scan
A sutler or a commissar y.
"WTien gentle ladles, who have got
The oirer of a lover's hand,
Consent to share his "enithly lot,"
And do not mean hLi lot of land.
.WTien young; mechanics are allowed
To find and win the farmers' plrl3,
"Who don't expect to be endowed
' With rubles, diamonds and pearl3. 1
When wives. In short, shall freely elve
Tb elr hearts and hands to aid their spouses
Ami Jive as iney were wont to live.
Within their sires' one story houses.
Then, madam if I am not too old
Rejoiced to quit this lonely life,
Til brush"my beave, cease to scold,
And look about me for a wife
The Story of a Popular Song-.
A correspondent gives the following
account of the singing of "Father,
Come Home," in . one of the music
halls in London :
Having reached the hall, we paid
an admission fee of sixpence. There
was a very neat stage, with gaudy
drop scene, side wings, and a tolerable
good orchestra. In the stalls sat the
chairman, to keep order over a3 mot
ley an audience as ever was seen out
of the gallery of the Victoria Theatre.
"Costers" seemed to predominate. All
appeared to be plentifully supplied
with porter, and all were enjoying
their pipes, to such an extent as to
make the place almost suffocating, for
there must have been an audience of
nearly five hundred; A nigprer "walk
around" was just being finished, and
the shouts of "encore," Whistling and
stamping of feet made the hall perfect
ly bewildering. A name was, an
nounced from the chairman, which
we could not catch, and amidst clap-
ing of hands and stamping of feet
there was a buzz of "This is the song!"
The waiter called loudly, "Any more
orders?" and these being taken and
duly executed, all seemed to settle
down quietly to listen to the song.
There was the symphony, and anoth
er buzz of "This is it !" and we began
to ftel anxious. Presently a female
came in" front of the curtain, amidst
great applause, and - commenced
"Father, dear father," &c. .Every
word was distinct, and she sang the
ballad with great feeling. In-order,
however, to fully describe the scene
which followed each verse, it i.s neces
sary to give "little Mary's". song: .
'Father, dear father, come home with me
The clock In the steeple strikes Onel (eons.)
You promised, dear lather, that you would
As soon as vonr dav's work was done.
Oar Are has gone out oar house is ail dark,
And mother's been -watching since tea.
Vrith poor little Benny so sick In her arms,
Ana no one to icip ncr but me.
Come home, eoe homo, come home.
Please lather, doar father, come home."
At the conclusion of the last line the
drop scene drew up, disclosing the
father sitting at the door of a public
house, in a drunken, bemuddled state,
with a pipe and a pot before him. Lit
tle Mary was trying to drag him from
his seat, at the same time pointing to
a curtain behind, as she took up the
refrain from the lady, and touchingly
sang, "Come home," c. This other
curtain wa3 now drawn aside,
disclosing a wretched room in which
was the mother with the poor, sickly-
looking boy in her lap, and in the act
of feeding him with a spoon. Simul
taneously with the drawing of the cur
tain, the lime light was brought to
bear upon the tableaux, giving them
a truly startling effect. After a mo
ment or two the act drop came down,
and the lady proceeded :
Father, dear father, comehome with me now.
The clock In the steeple strikes Two 1 (gong,
The night has grown colder, and Benny is
Tint hf hail bnen ealllner for vou.
Indeed he is worse, mother says he will die,
Perhans before morninz shall dawn.
And this was the message she sent me to
Come quick, or he will be gone.
Come home, come home, come home.
Please father, dear father, come home."
The act drop rises again, and now
the child has hold of the pewter pot,
trying to take it away from the drun
ken parent, and, as she continues the
last two lines, "Come home," &c,
the other curtain Is drawn aside, and
we next see the child stretched out on
its mother's lap, and as it just raises
its little head and falls back with a
gasp, with the lime light reflecting
strongly upon it, there was a reality
about the whole terrible to view. Sobs
were heard coming from all parts of
the hall, coming from the female
portion of the audience, while tears
trickled down many a male cheek.
We have seen "Susan Hopley," "The
Stranger," "Jane Shore," "East
Lynne," and other effective pieces
playedbut never before did we witness
such a scene of general crying. The
principal feature called to mind the
picture of the "Sister of Mercy," with
the dying child in her lap, and the
death was fearfully natural. Even the
the lady who sang the song was affec
ted, and could scarcely proceed with
the third verse :
"Father, dear father, come home with me
Theclock in the steeple strikes Three ! (gong,
The house is so lonely, the hours are so long,
For poor weeping mother and me.
Yes, we are alone poor Benny is dead,
And erone with tlu angels of lizht.
And these are the very last words that he
I want to kiss papa good-night!'
Come home, come home, come home,
Please father, dear father, come home."
Again the drop rose, disclosing little
Mary on her knees appealing to her
father, who, with the pot elevated, is
in tne act of striking her wnn u, as
nhp nines "flnmfl hnitifl." and then the
back curtain draws aside, showing the
mother praj'ing over a child's Coffin.
But now the sobs burst still more free
ly, and two females were carried out
fainting. The scene was truly har
rowing, and we gladly turned our eyes
An additional verse was sung about
"Poor Benny" being with the angels
aoove. The drop rose; tue lamer,
sober now, is weeping over the coffin
with the mother, and litle Mary on
her . knees singing, "Home, home,
father, dear father's come home." At
this mnmpnt th curtain is drawn
aside, and little Benny is suspended
over the coffin with wings, smiling
down upon them and pointing up
wnrHa Tho fothor fnllj forward on
his face, the act drop descends, and for
a iew minutes au is nusneu save me
anr9 rf thn fnmnlpia.
"There," said a workingman by our
side, as he heaved a sign oi reiiei, ".air,
Epurgeon never preached a better ser
mon than that," an expression to
which we assented, and then left the
nail. . . . .
As frequent inquiries are made ccn
corning the progress and rrospcet3 of
the M. & M. R. A..L. It. Ii., we take
pleasure in spying that the prospect U
indeed most encouraging. The en
terprising contractors, Messrs. A.
Fream and 17. K. Oyster fc Co., have
done a large amount of work on the
first division, commencing at West
Quincy, have the roadway clear
through the timber, and road-bed,
for the most part, up to grade, while
several miles of grading on the prairie
bottom, towards LaGrange, have been
Eushed rapidly forward. The fall has
een exceedirgly unfavorable for their
operations, in consequence of exces
sive rain, the soil being clammy, black
clay; but when grading was impracti
cable, they have turned their force
into the timber, and thus, by alternate
cradintr and clearing, havo accom-
plished a va&t deal of work amid unto
With the' opening of spring," they
will have upon the line two steam ex
cavators and a touch stronger force,
and during next season will push
their contract rapidly toward comple
tion. Just now, the timber on the
line between Canton and LaGrange,
is being cleared, and ere long we hope
to see busy workmen in our vicinity,
preparing, the way for the iron horse.
Itecent assurances from strong east
ern railroad companies have been giv
en that the iron and rolling-stock will
be forthcoming as soon as needed, and
we see nothing now to prevent an ear
ly completion of this great enterprise.
Canton (Mo.) Press, 7th.
A Cetter Prospect In Prices of
The Chicago Tribune of the 4th inst.
says : "The wheat crop cf Great Brit
ain was an ample one, and the de
mand on the United States was so
much reduced during the fall that
prices declined rapidly, the downward
course of the market being made more
extensive by the financial stringency
which followed the locking up of so
much capital in October and Novem
ber last by the New York railroad
rings. But the great drouth of the
summer in the British Isles, though
favorable to the growth of wheat, op
erated most disastrously on the root
crops, and it is now found that the
farmers there have been feeding the
wheat so liberally that their cattle and
hogs are beginning to seriously dimin
ish the quantity on hand, thus ma
king the "old country" much more
dependent on us for the supply of the
coming summer than has heretofore
been deemed possible. Private ad
vices to this effect wero received in
our market yesterday, and the conse
quence was a material advance in the
price of wheat. It is not well to be
too sanguine, but the indications now
are that our grain owners will yet bo
reimbursed for the losses of the past
six months by a considerable appre
ciation of this important cereal!"
Every editor of a paper will appre
ciate the truth of the following pas
sage from some of th3 writings of
Capt. Marriatt : It is not the writing
of the leading article itself, but the
obligation to write the article every
day (or week,) whether inclined or
not, in sickness or in health ; in afflic
tion, disease of the mind, winter and
summer, year after year, tied down to
the task, remaining in ono spot. It is
something like the walking of a thou
sand hours. I have a fellow feeling,
for I know how a periodical will wear
down one's existence. In itself it ap
pears nothing ; the labor is not mani
fest ; nor is it the labor, but it is the
continued attention which it requires.
Your life becomes, as it were, the pub
lication. One day's (or week's) paper
is no sooner corrected and printed,
than on comes another. It is the tone
of Sysiphus; and endless repitition of
toil ; constant weight upon the intel
lect and spirit demanding all the ex
ertions of your lacultles, at the same
time that you are compelled to do the
severest kind of drudgery. To write
for a newspaper is very well, but to
edit one is to condemn yourself to sla
very. All of which is true as preach
ing. A Boston journal, the Common
wealth, makes the rather exaggerated
statement that every afternoon after
three o'clock some twelve to fifteen
United States Senators are so drunk
that they are unabfe to attend to busi
ness. The Washington correspondent
of the Missouri Democrat also says that
"the coming session of Congress will
see the certain death and entombment
of three men now in the United States,
all from drink. Take away the pay
and good clothes of these three men,
and they are already tavern suckers
and parasites of the most abject sort.
I saw one of them at a friends house,
only yesterday, ask for a glass of
whisky as soon as he entered. He took
it with both hands, which shook and
rocked rather as in some theatrical ex
aggeration of drunkenness than in
the real light of common life, and to
see his greedy lips slip by the glass's
edge, cheated like Tantalus by his own
nerves, was dreadful. He is no worse
than two others ; but happily his term
expires on the 4th of March.
A citizen of Springfield, Mass., in a
private letter from New Orleans, says
that "the people of New Orleans are
terribly poor. More money is received
for cotton and sugar than ever before,
but it goes direct into the hands of the
laboring millions, thence through
country dealers, into pockets of whole
sale dealers in ditlerent cities. New
Orleans was supported heretofore by
the money of tens of thousands of
planters, who, .with their families,
would spend a part of each winter
here, and make a vast retail trade.
Now the people are eating each other
up. and will continue to do so until
the people in the country make two or
The Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue says, in a late decision, smoking
and hne cut chewing tobacco and
snuffs sold, or offered for sale, after
Januarv l, law;, and all other manu
factured tobacco of all descriptions
sold or oilered for sale, after July' 1,
1SG0, must be in stamped packages;
and tobacco on hand after the the res
pective dates named, not in packages
must be packed, to comply with the
law, by the owner thereol. '1 he ex
pense of repacking and stamping tax
paid for tobacco at those dates must
be borne by the owners. Dealers
should make a note cf thi3, to them,
I A A J
Nasby has been reduced to lecturin
In hi3 native, or domiciliary, town of
"If you must cet drunk, my cood
fellow," once remarked Tom Corwin
to, an inebriate youth, "be careful to
do so on good whisky and among
gentlemen. In thi3 way you will es
cape headache and censure.
Grant en the Screes oft
The following is reported as part of
a conversation between Gen. Grant
and a Louisiana Judge with regard to
Government aid to reconstructing the
levees of the lower Mississippi. We
believe he is right when he says that
private Northern capital Is ready to
rebuild the levees if the Southern peo
ple would permit, and his position in
the matter is one that will be endorsed
by the people generally. We of the
Missouri have had to pay out of our
pockets in lii U freights sufficient al
most already to pull every snag out of
the Missouri river, yet have received
net a bit of aid from the Government,
and under presen t circumstances would
not dream of asking it. And think
that a cry for aid now comes with bad
grace from those who forced the
burden of debt upon the country. The
South must hereafter stand upon its
"own bottom" and depend upon her
bone and mnscel for her Internal Im
provements as the North, has always
"General," said the Senator, "Judge
rwishes to see you a few moments,
and consult with you in regard to the
improvement of the levees of the low
er Mississippi. We wish the United
States Government to endorse, and
thus guaranty the bonds of the State
of Louisiana for the restoration and
improvement of tho levees."
"I hope the Government will not do
it," the General replied, with a quick,
positivo utterance that was not only
decisive and final on the subject, but
"But, General,'.' urged the Senator,
"we only wish the United States to
endorse the bonds, so that we can sell
them, without a ruinous discount,
giving the United States ample secu
rity for the entire amount, so that it
would be impossible for the govern
ment to lose a cent in any emergency."
Again Grant quickly interrupted,
"I never knew a government to be
come responsible for any amount that
it did not ultimately have to pay. You
now want the endorsement of the
homta. Tf that is civon von will soon
want to legislate for the payment oi
the bonds." '
"Genejral," said the Senator, "you
are too hard on us."
"While wo are discussing on all
sides," said Grant, "how the national
debt is to be paid, I shall oppose anv
increase of the national obligations'
"It is impossible to cultivate our
land3," interposed the Senator. "The
levees are absolutely necessary."
'I know all about the levees," he
answered. "I served in that country
when a young man, and I had some
thing to do myself with the breaking
of those levees."
"But," said tho Judge, "millions of
acres of the best land in the world, are
rubject to overflow."
"Let them overflow, and let them
stay under water," said Grant, "until
theirowners are willing that Northern
men and Northern capital should
come in and protect and improve
them. Northern men with ample
capital are ready to make a garden of
your State, and you won't let them do
it. Your large landholders are as hos
tile to the United States Government
to-day as they have ever been ; and if
that government should rebuild their
levee3 it would not change them a par
ticle. I know no way the government
could have adopted for rebuilding the
levees but to have confiscated the
lands of those engaged in rebellion,
and used the proceeds to restore tho
country. As that was not done, noth
ing remains but to set your negroes to
worK, and Invite in and welcome
"General," said the Judge, "the
negroes won't work."
"Won't work?" Grant quietlv re
plied; they'll work if you pay them
"Am I not right?" he added. "Is
there not such a hostility to Northern
men that it amounts in most sections
of tho State to a practical exclusion of
them from the agricultural interests of
the country? Is there not an unwil
lingness to divide up the lands and
sell in small parcels to those who
might immigrate ; and is there not a
general tendency to secure the services
of the negroes without prompt and ad
equate compensation "
I must say,'- said the Judge, "that
there is more or less truth in all these
"Then," said Grant, "I think you
will have to build your own levees, or
wait under water until you are willing
men should come in who will build
A Miracle of Honesty.
At a party one evening, several con
tending for the honor of having done
the most extraordinary thing, a rev
erend gentleman was appointed sole
Judge of their respective pretensions.
One produced his tailor's bill, with
a receipt attached to it. A buzz went
througn the room that thi3 could not
be outdone, when a second proved
that he had just arrested his tailor for
money lent to him.
"The palm is his," was the generous
cry, when a third put in his claim.
"Gentleman," he said, "I cannot
boast of the feats of my predecessors,
but I have returned to the owners two
umbrells that they left at my house."
I'll hear no more," cried the aston
ished arbitrator. "This is the very
acme of honesty ; it is an act of virtue
of which I never knew anv one capa-
"Hold," cried another. "I have
done still more than that."
"Impossible," cried the whole com
pany. - .
"Let us hear."
"I have been taking mv paper for
twenty years and paid for it every
year in advance." He took the prize.
W. W. Corcoran, Esq., in an inter
esting letter to the Georgetown (D. C.)
Courier, refcra to Col. Kurtz's remin
iscences of the war of 1S12, and says
relative to the Georgetown Artilery
Company, which figured in that war:
"There are two names omitted, and
those of world-wide fame, viz. : Geo.
Peabody, now of London, and Francis
S. Key, the latter the author of "The
Star-Spangled Banner," and the for
mer the great philanthropist of the
age. Mr. Peabody was the rammer
and spunger of gun No. 1. I have
often heard him speak of the fight
with the British frigates, on the Poto
mac, when this company was ncthig
under command of either Commodore
Perry cr Commodore Morris. Mr. 'Pea
body, in one of his visit3 to his native
country, obtained a land warrant for
one hundred and sixty acres, for his
services in that war, with the inten
tion to have it framed and hung up in
his heme, as a memento of his services
to his country."
Tost Of fi
nthe r''-jrjvKcn! ' .7)
.l:.c n:lcrni,l )
ua uv c
03 wich Tuicrr.rri
unpiea?antn"-;s v.-.ta a 1 r.ico ii
vor uv the Ci.nf-.-ivrj.-y 1 luc-i t.r:ll
The country i ut?i:'o fr any man t-
live into. Brcc. '1 r.!r?r?, armed,
with implement ur v.-r, go renraia
throu:r!i the C'i'ifry, in I .r. N, Lum-
min, k'll:::, r'-M i
terryfyin the ic.r
are ilvhi to tho citi;
sa" more than twenty uv
en men in a fro tank in Lcisviilc,
l-rcim that a statrmen; uv t.o lact.
. ... - . f . ,,l
uv the ense mils po-i!
tenia theri.'gcr uv 11
indooco tJie ir.cnmin at
!y re --y.l in sof
..l';al r.-'vi , and
mirr.i'.raii on to
ibmedy cur evils by p'lttin
where'it k'ritkiiitlv Unr
V.? - orcr
. vi.: : in-
to the ha:iu uv the whiro CV.'.:?a !;cn
citizens uv t
0 South, irre-r
f uv gov
0 m .
in a ?"
1 w U 11 1 ' i
ins pecs h u n , extending
ez far South cz Arkan;i:
My first stppin p'ac-j
was In Gccr-
gia. licre 1 f.) ;:;d a 1.:
of nnarky oxi.-tin. Il.i
in In a state uvcompJct
shen. An old friend u
hospitality I hedaccej t
with his hous-i tarries
1, v a livin
. J, !a hourly
from the In-
expecias-hun vsv an rt-
fooriated demons who wa.i r: :in with
out. I very rwn as.ccrtair.cd tho s:t
ooashen. M:-.j. Ru::!c3 wuz stripped
by the war of i.li his pc;::sc?s;ons in
niggers. Ho wuz Lcriaved. H) had
20uu" akers cfland and nary hand to
workit, and wuz cor.sekc.ntly di-trcs .t.
The unfeclin Burrow others insult
inly icmarkt, that the r.rgicM
theirsolves mito po-'siHy work enuft
uv this land to make a suS'.'icnco,
but the Major withered em. ILi wua
compelled to cither stain hh hanii
with labor, or hire niggers. He took;
the latter alternative, and hired a
hundred uv cm. I saw the ccntrax.
and more deer documents I
saw. it wa3 stipulated tnat tne nig
gers shood labor for six
month, and shood forfait cr.e doliar
per day for each day's ah-eenc?, no
matter wat the cause thereof. T.z tho
the niggers wuz a starvin th?y acocdid
to these terms, and all wynt pcacclly.
They got, each uv em, so much corn
meal and so much baccn per d.ty, nnd
the prospect they had uv gittia c72
eaeh, at the end uv the season stimu
lated em to a tolerat'3 degree uv ac
tivity. The crop promist well, and
the Major and his family Trent to Sar
atogy in tho pummer; it wuz harves
tedand resulted well, and'the family
went to Noo Orleens to spend the win
ter. On Christinas day the Major set
tled yath"his hands, and hevin no
further yooss for em till spring, ho
Uncharged em. The most uv e:a ha
Ibrot in debt to him largely, cz they
he. I tin siclc donnn the seuson raoro
or less, and six days sickness balanced
a month's work whrn well. Uv eourso
all hed drawt-d suthing all through
the year for clothing. This class ho
"I don't want the money wich yoo
owenie," he reinarkt. "I'd fekorn to
tako it. You may work It out choppin
cord wood, orbuildin fences, cr any
other work you choose. I desire to bo
easy onto ail uv you nay, more, gen
erous." Those who hed lost no time and
who hed not drawd their pay in full.
by losin time, he wuz Jest ez generous
witn. lie hed spent the Lett of Ms
money at Saratogy and to git his cir!4
tlicir outfit fo? Noo Orleens, and ho
hedn't a dollar to pay em with.
"But," sed he. "that shoodent in
terrupt our friendly relashens. After
the next cron I 'probably she! hev
enuff to liquidate these little bills. At
all evence, whether I do or not, let us
hev poece. Let us be friends ez beforo
let everything be pleasant, and
The niggers, singler ez it may seem
didn't see It. Knowin cz they did
that the Major hedn't any money, tho
unreasonable wretches insl-tid upon
his pay in uv em. They swore that
they cootie nt live thro the winter
without supplies, and that money they
"I hevn't got it!"
Major, smilin onto em.
";?ell your carriage
"But Mrs. Buggies
and tho Miss
Rugglcsses coodent ride next summer,
in that event 1" remarkt the Major.
At this pint the unpleasantni be-
f:un. The in fooriated niggcr3 woodn't
isten to reason. Ther wuz several
bales of cotton vet on the place, and a
score, more or less, of mules and hos
scs. The cotton they seized, and
hitchin up the mules to wagons, they
proceeded to load it, with view of
cartin it off to the next market town
and sellin it. The Major, his four sons,
and perhaps a dozen or twenty neigh
bors, who happened opportoonely te
be present and armed with fowlin
pieces and repcatia rifles, determined,
unprepared ez they wuz, to resiit;
and, in the melee, perhaps a dozen or
more niggers wuz shot, and fatally
From this growd the trouble that
afflicted this pcrtikeler neighborhood,
and doubtlis the circumstances are tho
Tho niggers hev no regard for law
and no desire to keep within lounds.
The law wuz open to em. Thirteen
miles from Major RuggJese3 place re
sides a Justis uv the 1'ecce, and they
cood hev sood the Major cf ho, owed
em anything, providin they cood git
some white man to go their bail' for
cost. One batch did this last winter.
The defendant confessin Judgment
like a man, executin wuz uv eourso
stayed for nine months, and before
that time, the piaintitJs Levin' all
starved todeath, the matter wu? peace
fully disposed uv. Oh, hed Msjor
Buggleses niggers done tills ! But m
stid they attempted to wrest from him
the produx uv Ids soil, by force! I
know the AMishinists uv the North
will assert that the niggers wuz justi
fiable in wat they did,"that cf the soil
wuz the Major's tho lahor wuz tho
niggers, but that won't do. Law i
law, and no nigger hez a rito to appeal
to anything else. Ef the law don't
happen to pcrtcct cm, it'3 the fault av
the law, not uv the Major. Them nig
gers will starve this winter, or subsist
by violatin the sacred injunction,
"thou shalt not steel!" Oh, how
much better wood it hev bin, hed they
continyood ez the Almity Intended
em, the property uv kind masters.
Sich is tho bitter f roots of AbliihnLsm!
Sich is the result uv Ablishnintermed
dlin with the ystem onto which tho
South wuz built. When niggers wuz
worth $J,oiO icr nigger, they were
neither shot nor turned out to starve.
They representid too much money.
But now I shel continue these iavvs
tigashen?. Petroleum V. NAsnr, P. M.r
- (wich is Post Maer.)
The largest kitchen ia the world is
that of Liebig's Extract of Meat Com
pany's est-ibhshmciit at Fray Uenta-t,
on the river Uruguay, South America.
The building covers an area cf rVjHi
square feet. J11 one hail there r.re four
meat cutters, which can di-; :-v of
two hundred bullcck3 each rcr vv-ar.
There aru twelve
which the meat is
They can ho id
pounis cf 1-cef. About c:rh
per hour are actually slauzht
this immense establishment.
For agricultural mMtcr ec 1
,i t .r
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