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J. W. !fWAIT.
HKWETT & NEWMAN,
5 i-TOUNEY! & COUNSELORS AT Uff,
oflioe, No. 70. McTherson Block, up BUilrw,
Vky KE'rH. W. T.ItOOKRS.
; FRENCH A ROGERS, .
,TT0BEVS & COl NSELOUS AT LAW.
A 4 Office in Court Hon huHflln.,
civ, ri.hir.-nt attention to any leal buslne,
... ' Iu. their cure,
JOB A. DILLON,
. -XORNEY & COISSELOR AT LAW
I and General Lairi A Rent,
. Trmrnwh, Johnson County, Nebraska.
T '"- J. N. REYNOLDK,
.TTORXEVtCOUXSKLOR AT LAW,
Q kick-No- g0 IteynoMw Hotel.
"Tin)rAS & BROADT, '
i TTOITVEVf AT LAW AND SOLICITOUS
!. I C IL1NCEKY,
j OJTK'K District Court I loom. .
T" VM. H. McLENNAN,
! lTTottEY AND COU NSELOR AT LAW,
Nehriiska City, yehraska.
i h. m. uicn,
i ATTOKNKY AT LAW AND LAND AGENT,
r ' orrnn-Ked Store, Main stwt.
I F. rEKKINS,
1 1TT0R5EV AND XI1NSKIX)R AT LAW,
THrnmwh. Johnson tTounty, Xeb.
" yYE TlIUMrHRKY,
JlTTOUNKYS Jc COCNXELOltS AT LAW,
I Va uee City, rawnee CtK, Neb.
f . N. K. GRIGGS,
' ATTOUNKY AT LA W AND LAND AGENT,
Heutrice. (JuRe County, Nehruka.
I S. COWLES, M. D.,
' nontoPATiuc PHYSICIAN, sim GEO M
. ' K0 onsTETUICIAN.
A rriuluMtt of level-lid College. (
Arruiiir,'re room. ih- lal al
' u di-s of Wouien andCliildrei..
OtHce at jiauK
I " W. II. KIMBERMN.M.D.
PHYSICIAN A5DSCUGEOX TONED.
; P EYE AND KAIl INFIHMARY.
! rrn -tw Mitiii-st. Or K K Hoi RH-7 a.m. toC p.m.
' " . H. C TIIVRMAN.
I PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
i office o. 85 Main Street,
omrr hours from 7 to 11 a. m. and 1top. m.
II. I MATHEWS,
PHYSICIAN AN1I SURGEON.
. offlce in City Iru store, Matn-rt.
C, V. STEWART, M. I.,
PHYSICIAN ASD SURGEON,
Oflice in D. II. Lewis fc Co.'s I)ru Store.
flffic- hours from 7 to a. nu; and 1 to 2 and 6 to
'', p. nv.
I I V. HUGHES,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Si, NATARY
I Office Ter nannaford McFalf s Furniture store.
B ARRET & LETT,
' LAND AGENTS & LAND WARRANT
Will attend to payinK Taxes fof -on-residents.
lnli.nal attei.tiuii Viv.-n to tnak t.K !-ittions
ltnds, tinnmved and unimproven, lor eitr w..
. iiiinlil tTiits.
, ' WM. H. HOOVER,
HEAL ESTATE Jt TAA mhuaui-".
- Oflic in District Court Itooni.
k ;!l rive promi't attention to the sale of eal Tv
1ta J'aym.tilof Taxes throughout the' niaha
! , JONAS HACKER,
LAND AND TAX FAYINU AUK.vi'.
: Olllce with Trobate J udse.
IH attend to the THynient of Taxes forNon
: ltei1eni liod (iwihts in Semaha County, torres-
JAN. C, M cN A UG 1ITON,
NOTARY PUBLIC CONVEYANCER,
Ofllce In J. I- Carson's Bank.
T" E. K. KBRIGIIT.
NOTARY PUBLIC &. CONVEY ANCER,
No. 72 Mai li st., second tloor.
Arit for the Kquhable and American Tontine
Life insurance Companion,
McCREERY A NICKELL,
DEALERS IN DUUGSSTATIONERY,&c
- No. :C Maln-st-
Fuli assortment DruRS, Paints. BKks. Stationer-.
K.,u ti-nd, and sold at w liuleyale or retail.
" I). 1L LEWIS & CO.,
rWiU TO HOI.LA 1AY CO.
JDF.ALERS IN Dttl liS, MEDICINES, Ac.
No. 41 Maln-st.
7 EVAN WORTHING.
POR WARDING AND COMMISSION
Ad deJer In all kind of Grain and Country
Profltiee, Brownville, Nebraska.
" GEO. G. START & BRO.,
DEALERS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE, 4tc.
The blithe market price paid for "nythinft the
T-rmer can ralsa. We will buy and sell everj tiling
known to the market.
F. E. JOHNSON A CO.
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
No. 72 Maint-McPberson Block.
" : I : . T ien,
DEALER IN liENERAL MERCHANDISE,
1 arwardla I tV Cent mlsJoa Merchant,
No. 62 Maln-st., Brownville,
Corn Planterv. Plows. Stoves. Fumltnre Ac al
"sviion hand, llinbest market price paid for Hides,
!"tit. Furs, and Country Produce.
fHELLENBER(JER BRO S.,
DEALERS IN IIARDYV ARE.JSTOY'ES.
No. 74 Main-st.
.tov. Hard ware. Carpenter's Tools Blacksmith
""uruiiihiiicK. Ac, cousuuitly on hand.
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DEALER IN STOY'ES, TINWARE, c.
, No. 75 Mahi-et.
IOITV n TMTI'vSVTt
JOHN M MIDDLETON.
Harness, bridles, collars, Ete.
' No. 4 Maln-trt,
"Milpn and Lashes of every dcscrlptloji. and Plas
Hair, kejrt oo baud. Cash paid tor Hides.
" j; IlfBAUER,
Qarxess, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. 9 Main-sL
Uendlnir dooe to order. fVatlsflwtion ruaranteed.
NACE & HANSEN.
TY BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY.
, No. SI. Maln-st., opilte Cltf Drug Store,
Pies, taken. Fresh Bread. Confectionery, Light
and 1 aacy urucerius. consianUy on band.
CONFECTIONERY AND TOY STORE,
No, 40 Vlln-ft.
?"h Bread, Cakes, Oyste,Frults,tc., on hand.
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer in confectioneries, .c
: MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
-.TEA C.II E R OF .MUSIC.
' Itoorna, Maio-H. bt. 4tU and 2th. '
-Mona fivu on the Piano. Orjrau. Melodeon,
"uir and Yocalintioi- Having bud eivht years
'nwTienee im teacher of Mubic lu New York is con-
"ww giving aatlKlactioik ...
; B6UNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
1 :. ET. 1. SMITH, ; - ;
" P.S. WAR CLAIM AGENT,
i.. Washington Clty.U.C.
fj" i' att1!! to Mm ftrwwbriori rclaimsle-jreke
fM-)at(u in pxrson. for Adilitioral Bounty.. latk
rav andteiisloiis. and nil rlatma mixTUlug BJ-iiist
raiprti aunng in mt war.
ScucrnI iJusincss ifarbs,
STEVENSON & CROSS, PROPRIETORS.
Front-st, between Main and Atlantic.
This House has Just been remodeled, inside and
out. stnsre Olllce for all points West. Omnibusses
to all trains.
NATHAN N. GREEX7 PROPRIETOR,
88 & 90 Main Street. Brown ille.
Best accommodations In the city. New House,
newly furnished. In the heart of business part oi
city. Livery stable convenient. 4.-Sm
AMERICAN HOUSE. '
L. D. ROBISON, PROPRIETOR.
Front-st., bet. Main and Water.
A irood Feed nnd Livery SUible la connection with
BOOTS AND SHOES.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. 58 Main-tit.
Has constantly on hand a rood assortment of
fJenfa, Jjirtie'H, Misses' and Children's Boots and
Shoes, custom work done with nemueHS anu ais
patch. Repairing done on short notice.
A. W. MORGAN,
PROBATE JUDGE AND JUSTICE OP
. Office In Court House Building.
A. D. MARSH,
PIONEER BOOK AND NEWS DEALER,
City Book Store, Xo. SO Maln-nt.
a V. WHEELER,
BRIDGE BUILDER &, CONTRACTOR.
Sole acpnt for It. W. Smith's Patent Truss Bridire-
ThestroiiKist and bit w ooden bridge now in use.
1Tji on band a sideodld stock of Goods, and will
make them np In tiie latest styles, on short notice
and reasonable terms.
BLISS & HUGHES, .
Will attend to the sale of Real and Personal Prop
erty in the Nemaha Itnd District. Terms reason
J. W. A J. C. GIBSON,
BLACKSMITHS &, HORSE SHOERS.
First-st,, bet Main and Atlantic.
All work done to order and satisfaction guaranteed.
JOSEPH HUDDARI) & CO.,
PEACE AND QUIET SALOON.
No. 47 JSain-st.
The bent Wines and Liquors kept on hand.
R. C. BERGER,
ALIIAMBRA BILLIARD SALOON,
: N0.4S, Whitney's Block.
The best Wine and Liquors constantly on hand.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
CANTON CLIPPER PLOWS!!
THi: BEST, PLO IF MADE!
OK &. HOWARD,
Are prepared to furnish
DESIGNS & SPECIFICATIONS
. for all kinds of .
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE,
of the latest and most approved styles.
ALSO TAKE CONTRACTS
All kiwi Job M'trk done U unlcrt
J-Sbop, corner Main and Second streets.
HKOWKTJLLE, XEB. 4.t-y
BOOT & SHOE
A . r MAKER.
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Has constmitlv on band a superior stock of Boot
and shoes. Custom work done with neatness and
H. H. BRYANT,
HOUSE, SIGN, AND CARRIAGE
PAINT E H,
Oraincr V Paper Hanger
No. 60 MAIN STREET,
J. K. FRETZ,
AND SIGN PAINTER
'. ; . otER nixsiKE's wagon snop,
rvFFKRS services to the public
J with the confident lx llcf that his work
will meet the approbation ot his patrons. -
DR. J. II LAKE)
V-! JJ Would respectfn"'y
Lj. ..3nnotinr-ethat lie b:s
i f located in BrowrivlilP
iY"ttllAi' Cji-t'-timl v.nMf prepared
. - toperform.ia tbebest
; t.-" tiie science of len
, , , , . ... tistry.
Orrt-K Overf'ity Pruc Store, iroat room.
ONE IXX1R WEST OF COURT HOUSE.
TTfAnOX MAKING, Kenairinpr
. I ' PIowf. and all workiloncln thelx-st
manner and on short notice, satisfaction cuaran
anteed. Give him a call. l-'y-
Clocks, Valches, Jewelry
No. 59 Main Street, Brownville.
f"? lias Jitst ojionol anJ will constantly
lryi. kwp on hand n larve nnd veil assorted
fcjastock ot genuine articles In his line.
Repairing oi Clocks, Vatche, and Jew
elry done on Kliort notice. ' , . ; ;
v ALL WORK WARRANTED. -
"TlTATS ANli CAPS. All: VHrieties
X L intl 6tiL.B ct T"T7m U &
, Y; CUDA.
Cuba lies bo near us, is so completely
gympathy with our institutions by
virtue of our mutual commercial, so
cial and industrial relations, that she
:iaa ever desired to be like us. luis
ppirit has often manifested itself, but
has generally been crushed by our
authorities in refusing to lend it en
couragement and succor. . Is this
right? A nation in its conduct toward
other people, is like an individual in
us relations to his fellow men. if a
man sees an incendiary about to ap
ply the torch to his neighbors dwelling
he does not rulhll all the duties of &
citizen by folding his arms, permit
ting the injury to be inflicted, and
quietly saying, I burn no man's buil
dings, I am not my brother's keeper."
The law of Humanity, trie law or tne
and and the law. of God, says you
are a partaker in that crime, if you do
A. . t it -1 " . J'.l.l
noi give me aiarm lmmeuiaieiy, pre
vent this great wrong to your brother
and stay the work of the destroyer of
ns peace. Is It the duty of a nation
ess imperative? Are its obligations
more circumscribed? Cuba is strug
gling for freedom. Her revolutionists
have made "freedom for all" their
watchword. Hpain is attempting to
crush this principle in a colony so near
us that our vesselssail under the shad
ows t)f her guns in their trips to and
from the ports of our btates on the
Atlantic and the Gulf. For more
than a year the revolutionists have
kept the armies of their oppressors at
oay. mey noui nearly two-tnirus oi
the Islond of Cuba, and have a large
and powerful army of brave men in
the field. Tbeircovernnient is repub-
ican, as federal, as democratic as our
own. incy nave auonsneu slavery,
and this too, by no uncertain decree,
for thev have never issued a decree of
emancipation, for foreign sympathy,
and a counter decree for home con
sumption, as Hon. Charles Sumner
recently said he had been informed.
They have adopted a constitution,
elected a President, formed complete
cabinet of Ministers, -established
courts of justice, organized a complete
system of postal affairs, sent and envoy
to Washington, ana in ail otner re
spects established a facto government.
Do they not deserve the recognition of
the republic of the United States, if
we are interested in the developement
of republican institution in the West.
Greece had not accomplished one-
half so much as Cuba when we sent
ler our sympathies, our money, our
soldiers and our prayers. Mr. Monroe
said "the United States considers any
attempt on the part of European pow
ers to extend their pystem to any por
tion of this- hemisphere ns dangerous
to their peace and safety." Ever
since his day our statesmen have at
tempted to negotiate for Cuba. 1 hat
Island commands the annroach to the
Gulf of Mexico, and has been thought
worth two hundred millions of dollars
to this government, by former admin-
strations; and even a hundred mil
ions have been offered for it by this.
Ultimately, Cuba becomes ours with
out the expenditure of a dollar, by the
simple recognition of her belligeren
Why do we hesitate Y The people
of Spain revolted and drove Isabella
from the throne, ihis government
made haste to recognize their indepen
dence, liut when one of the Sprnish
colonies ground to the dust by tyran
eous exactions and forced into slavery
more barbarous than that imposed up
on captured Africans attempts to li ft
the yoke, we check every ellort and
aid those people to be free, and stifle
every aspiration to clothe them with
republicanism as we, ourselves, are
clothed ! And whose arms do we
strengthen by this reprehensible inac
tivity I he arms of a nation seeking
to keep alive the flame of personal
servitude long after it has been
quenched in almost every other cor
ner of the glow. I1 rom the Saracene
dominion in Spain, through theinex
tricable onarchy when the Aragsover
ran her, down through the dark days
of the Inquisition, even to the sensual
and barbanous reign of Isabelle, the
Spanish government has never sent
forth one spark of light to illuminate
the darkness of the world, nor a single
liberal idea to-aid the people in their
struggle for a higher hie. rerdinand
and Isabelle sent forth Columbus, but
lie returned to those benighted re
gions a captive, loaded with chains
That is a fair sample of the aid which
freedom haseverobtained from Spain
After wasting herself in schemes of
the maddest ambition and the fiercest
fanaticism, she sank into paralytic
torpor, which even a l'nm and Ser
rano cannot rouse her from, as indica
ted by the fact that no man in Europe
desires to wear her crown. Mr. Sum
per says we must not recognize Cuba,
(ill we know whether she is a free or
a slave republic. Can he, can any
iody, tell us, what is the government
of Spain? e send a Minister . t
Madrid, but lie has not yet learned
where or what is the government. If
there ever was a beligerent, then is
Cuba a belligerent. She lacks not :
single esseutial to the rank of a belli
gerent power. She wiU be free from
Snain. Ihis administration has in
its power to derive immense advanta
ges from the results of a perception of
that fact, and a recognition of the bel
ligerence of the insurgents! St. Joe.
Mr. Seward's Sliort-Iiand Re
t porter; f";;- V -
A Washington correspondent writes
as follows: )n looking over a copy
of the correspondence just issued, I
was told that many of the dispatches
therein were "written by a lady." As
the t-tory is an interesting oneI send
It. 'A year ago last AugustMr. Sew
ard went tQ Auburn, -to receive a visit
at his homo there from the Chinese
Embassy. Two weeks were spent en
tertaining the Celestials, and the Sec
retary" then took a final adieu of Mr.
Burlingame, and returned to Wash
ington , As a result of hia absence,
there ' was a big mountain of unan
swered dispatches on hia desk await
ing attention, some .of considerable
importance, for just at that time a rev
olution had broken out in Veneyuela
and our Minister needed instructions.
Since his. assassination Mr. Seward
lias u?ed a phoriographer, being un
able to.write himself for any length of
time with his injured arm . without
great fatigue. Unhappily two days
after his return his Secretary fell sick
with the typhoid fever. No one in
the department: could -write short
hand, i NeaJ-ly-jUl.oftlieVashiugton
phbnographers1" were off oh their vo
cations. He 'thought 'of sending to
NeW York' for A man', "for" his embar
rassment was becoming serious, .But
the uextday his i Secretary V wife i
yonfig woman of about twenty-three
years, came to the' department, said
she had studied short hand a little,
and offered her services. Mr. Seward
gladly5 accepted them. 1 On trial h
proved to be as good as her husband.
For six wefeks durii ghls sickn.es and
convalescence she worked eteadily at
BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKA,
the department at a time when; there
was more to do than months before,
writing, as a clerk said, "cords of dis
patches.' from the notes during the
day, and sometimes taking tne more
hurried work home in the evening.
Meanwhile she got the meals for
three borders with her' own hands
and doctored her husband and sister
entirely herself, leaving a colored
nurse to look after them during her
absencp each day. at the Department.
And besides this she snatched a raw
minutes every day to make two dress
es and garments that she needed.
Secretary Seward was quite proud of
his little Bcribe. He took her home
daily in his carriage, and showed her
every attention in the Department,
and remarked at the end of her six
week's work that he thought she
knew more about our foreign relations
than any woman in the country. 1 his
lady with considerable pluck, after
having graduated at two medical col
leges in this couutry, has gone alone
to Vienne to complete her studies.
. i a -
George D. Prentice, according to all
accounts, ought to be pretty fajniliar
with what men usually terra stimu
lants, writes thus truly and beauti
"There is a time when the pulse
lies low in the bosom and beats low in
the veins, when the spirit sleeps
which, apparently knows no waking,
sleeps in its house of clay, and the
windows are shut, the doors are hung
in the invisible crape of melancholy :
when we wish the golden shunshine
pitchy darkness, nnd wish to fancy
clouds where no clouds be.' This is a
state of sickness where physic may be
thrown to the dogs, for we wish none
of it. What shall rise the spirit?
What shall make the heart beat music
again, and the puise iiirougn an tne
myriad thronged halls in the house of
life? -what shall make the sun Kiss
the eastern hills for us with all his old
awakening gladness, and the night
overflow with moonlight, love and
flowers? Love itself is the greatest
stimulant, the most intoxicating of
all, and performs all these miracles,
and is a miracle itself, and is not at
the drug store, whatever they say.
The counterfeit is in the market, but
the winged god is not a money chan
ger, we assure you.
"Men have done many things, out
still they ask for stimulants.
"Men try to bury the floating dead
of their own souls in the wine cup,
but the corpse rise. We see their
faces in the bubbles. The intoxication
of drink sets the world whirling again,
and the pulse to plaj'ing music, and
the thoughts galloping, but the clock
only runs down sooner, and an unnat
ural stimulant only leaves the house
it filled with the wildest revelry, more
sad. more deserted.
"There is only one stimulant that
never intoxicates duty. Duty puts
a clear sky over every man into which
the skylark happiness always goes
Tiie Forgotten Promise.
A young man and his wife were
preparing to attend a Christmas par-
tv at the house-ot a mend.
"Henry, my dear husband, don't
drink too much at the party to-day,"
said she, putting her hand upon his
brow, and raising her eyes to his face
with a pleading smile.
"No, Millie, I will not, vou may
trust me," and she wraped her infant
in a blanket, and they descended.
The horses were soon prancing over
the turf, nnd a pleasant conversation
beguiled the way.
"Now don't you forget your prom
lse,7' whispered the young wile, as
they passed jup the steps.
Poor thing! she was the wife of a
man who loved to look upon the wine
The party passed pleasantly ; the
wife descended from the upper cham
ber 10 join her husband. A pang
shot through her beating heart as she
met him, for he was intoxicated; he
had also broken his promise. '
Silently they drove homeward, save
when the drunken man broke into
snatches of song or unmeaning laugh
ter. But the wife rode on,' her babe
pressed closely to her grieved heart
"(iive me the baby, Millie! I can't
trust you with him," he said as they
approached a dark and swollen stream.
After some hesitation she resigned
her first-born her darling babe, so
closely wrapt in a great blanket to
Over the dark waters the . noble
steeds bore them, and when they
reached the bank the mother asked
for her child. With much care and
tenderness he placed the bundle in
her arms, but when she clasped it to
her breast n babe was there: It had
slipped from the blanket, and the
drunken father knew it not. ; A wild
shriek from the mother aroused him.
ami he turned just in time to see the
little rosy face rise one moment above
the dark waters, and sink forever-
and that by his own intemperance.
The anguish of the mother and the
remorse of the father are better im
agined than described.
Overtaxing Children at Sciioor.
At a recent meeting of the Wiscon
sin State Medical Society,;a paper was
read by Dr. Waterhouse, on the sub
ject of" Debility in Children, especial
ly with reference to the evils of over
taxing our children in our schools, the
facts and "suggestions of which were
deemed so valuable that a resolution
was adopted, requesting its geueral
publication by the press' for which
purpose it has been revised by the au
thor. W e. copy a few passages
"In our common schools of the re
sent day everywhere, but more espe-
ciauy in chics anu-uie larger villages,
wlrere the best teachers are sought and
generally obtained, every inducement,
every incentive that can be devised
and brought to bear to stimulate and
encourage study is-faithfully and per
sistently applied. -'The consequence is
that many of our brightest and best
children, of; from six to tea ; years of
age, art' performing more study, more
mental labor, than most or the bus!
ness men, or more than theirteachers.
I am aware that; many children are
sluggish in .temperament,' and- will
bear and seem to rtquire urging to get
them to learn ; yet, with much of thia
class, it is their rapid growth that
takes away . their ; energy, and . even
ability to study ; and consequently you
must fail Jo get' them to learri much
until they (fease to grow so rapidly: or.
if you succeed in getting study out of
them, you 'induce amemts. -What
else can you expect? You cannot get
more iron tne oiooa man there- is in
it; and since the "-blood must.fmpply
nourishment. to. the brain .and the bo
dy and all its organs, for their exer
tions, it iojiows mat, whenever you
tax that, nuid . beyond Its income
disease la the result." yt r-v,:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1870.
SHE ALWAYS MADE HOME HAPPY.
In an old churchyard stood a Btone,'
Weather-marked and stained :
The hand oi time had crumbled It,
80 only part of It remained.
Upon one side I could Just trace -.
"In memory of our mother" ;
An epitaph which spoke of "home"
Was chiseled on the other,
' I'd gazed on monuments of fame.
High towering to the skies,
. I'd seen the sculptured marble stone.
Where a great Hero lies ;
But by this epitaph I paused,
And read It o'er and o'er.
For I had never seen inscribec,
Such words as these before.
"She always made home htippy,'.
A noble record left,
A legacy of memory sweet
To those she loved bereft.
And what a testimony given
By those who knew her liest.
Engraven on this plain rude stone
That marked the mother's breast.
It was an humble resting place
- I knew that they were poor,
But they had seen their mother sink,
And patiently endure;
They had marked her cheerful spirit,
When bearing, one by one,
Her many burdens up the hill,
Till aU her work was done.
So when was stilled her weary heart
Folded her hands so white,
And she was carried from the home
Khe'd always made so bright.
Her children rained a monument
That money could not buy,
As witness of a noble life
. Whose record is on high.
A noble life: but written not,
In any book of fame;
A mong the list of noted ones
None ever saw her name ;
For only her own household knew
; The victories she had won.
And none but they could testify
How well her work was done.
Better than costly monument.
Of marble rich and rare.
Is that rude stone whose humble face
Such words of honor bear.
Oh ! may we chisel In the hearts
Of those of home we love
An epitaph whose truth may be
Witnessed for us above.
The London Academy.
This school commenced its first
term January 4th, under the charge
of Dr. McGrew and Prof., Piersou,
both energetic and accomplished
teachers. Scholars and teachers are
ready for work and full of hope, and
all the friends of education are rejoice-
On the evening of the first day of
school, a meeting was held at the
Christain Church, which house the
Christians have kindly opened for
the school. Much commendable en
thusiasm and good feeliug was mani
fested, and all went away thinking it
was good to be there.
The meeting was opened with prayer
by Mr. A. McKiuuey, next a song by
teachers and students, then a very
able address was delivered by Dr.
McGrew. The address was replete
with rich thoughts, and gave many
evidences of the close student. The
thoughts were expressed in careful
and cultivated speech.
Prof. Pierson followed with some
well timed remarks. The Professor is
a man for the times and for Nebras
ka; full of energy and zeal, and good
works; a finescholar ; a good speaker,
and an experienced teacher.
Some remarks made by Mr. A. Mc-
Kinney, as he contrasted the present
prospects of education in London,
and its early days, were calculated to
arouse much feeling and sympathy
for him and others who had many
trials and struggles to keep a school
interest alive. Mr. McKinney is a
firm friend of education, ever ready
to speak a word of encouragement to
scholar and teacher; never discour
aged by difficulties ; makes the most
of present apportunities, and works
and hopes for better things in the fu
A few appropriate songs were sung,
and a vote was taken and carried that
a report of the meeting should be
made out and sent for publication to
county papers, Advert user and Demo
crat, of Brownville; the report to be
made out by
Our Public Schools.
The question are our public
schools a success or a failure ?" is one
of vast importance, to every individ
ual whose home i3 in the "Great
By "our public schools" I mean
the public schools of the North-west
for that they are a success in the
eastern and middle States, no "sane
man wlil deny ; but the same cannot
be said with so much certainty of the
vast scope of country from Pennsyl
vania westward. And there are those
who are ready with powerful argu
ments to show that so far as a vast
portion of this territory is concerned,
they have been a failure; not that
any one would be so reckless ns to as
sert that they have not accomplished
something, but they claim that they
have failed to accomplish .the object
for which they were designed. But,
however, much which they claim
that the schools have failed to accom
plish, cannot by any fair, reasoning,
be said to be the result of a failure on
the part of the schools, for they never
had any juries' dictation on the mat
ter, nor was it the fault of either
teacher or school officer that they had
What I mean is simply.tbis, that in
many localities a large portion of the
young men have grown up ignorant,
immoral and vicious, and are now a
pest to society instead of an orna
ment, as they ought to be ; and this is
pointed out as 'positive evidence of
the iuefiiciency of our school system.
.Now, it never has been the design
of the system to go out and drive these
young - barbarian 'into the -' school
room and there force knowledge into
their heads and morality into their
hearts ; or, in other ' wordsto' take the
crude material of the! coursest kind
and make of It, gentlemen. . No, that
r ,! , ! ,vt! r, i .
has been tried and failed too often, !
and a repetition of such a folly would
not become the people of this enlight
ened land and age.
But there Is one thing that our
school system has done, and in which
it never has failed. It has made men
of 'every one who ha9 availed him
self of the advantages which it offer
ed, and that, too, when everything
Let those who are so ready to cry
out "failure," only reflect for a mo
ment upon the vast disadvantages un-
under which teachers had to labor in
the majority of cases ; how much all
outside circumstances have done to
eradicate every trace of morality
which he had been so careful to in
culcate; how few, the inducements to
the young man to cultivate his mind
and elevate himself in the scale of
humanity. Let them look around
and see if every little village has not
some vile den, with its vile attend
ants that will counteract the best en
deavors of half a dozen teachers ; and
then consider the very small amount
of healthful and moral amusements
which are offered to our young men.
And when they have considered all
these things, they will no doubt
change their minds materially, and
their great wonder will be that as
much is accomplished as is by our
Before men point to the schools of
New England and exclaim so confi
dently, "here is perfection; this is
what our schools ought to be," let
them give us laws to protect the mor
als of our youth outside the school
room, and show that they are anxious
for a reformation in the morals and
minds of the rising generation, and
teachers will be found ready to do
their part of the work.
It is poor encouragement for a teach
er to try for six hours of the day to
teach a young man science and morals,
when he knows that for "nine hours of
the twenty-four, he is permitted to as
sociate with the basest of human be
ings. and imbibe their hateful no
tions, and breath the atmosphere,
contaminated by profanity and low
Then let us hear no more complaint
of the future of our schools and
teachers until an effort is made to pu
rify the atmosphere outside and let
the pupil come into the school room
with a right conception of life and its
aim, and then if the teacher fails to
point out to him the road to honor
and happiness, let the blame rest on
him and publish it to the world, that
he is a failure.
Hillsdale, Jan. 4, 1870.
It is not every one who can write a
book. Many, and for various reasons,
have not the thoughts, ideas and aspi
rations for this. And many, who
have these, have not the literary at
tainment to express their thoughts in
written words. Yet, every human
being is recording his own history,
and although an attempt may be
made to conceal some of its pages, yet
they must all be read words and
deeds live forever. It is wise to learn
lessons from the varied histories of
It would be wise for all, particular
ly for young men, to learn a lesson
from a few. pages in the history of
J. K. Bear but a short t.me since a
respected, honest citizen of Brown
ville now a fugitive from justice, dis
graced, dishonored, fallen. And it
would be well, too, for rum-sellers,
saloon-keepers and proprietors of
gambling dens to learn a lesson. It is
no use for them to say they are not to
blame "let every one look out for
himself." Are they utterly ignorant
of the power of physological impress
ion. How utterly impossible it is foi
... 1 . f x
some conditions oi.juiuu iu resist
doing an evil act when the temptation
Who will doubt this? Who has
heard John B. Gongh, the reformed
drunkard and eloquent temperance
lecturer, tell how absolutely impos
sible it is for him to resist the wine
cup when offered him, if he get but
one drop. The only safety for such
ones is to keep temptation from them.
How absurd for a man to open a
place of destruction, and then say he
is not to blame if people are destroyed
The case of J. K. Bear i3 a sad one,
view it iu any light, from any point or
with the most charitable construction.
What parent' heart would not be
crushed were it his or her sou in his
place? running his career? writing
such dark pages in history ?
I had two bright, beautiful, little
Ixjys, but. the angels came and car
ried them away to live with them in
the beautiful summer-land. '
One of these little boys, a lovely
child of four summers, came with us
in our long, weary journey from the
east to the far west. In a few short
months he grew sick , and pale he
went awaj. A little grave was made
on the prairie of Nebraska in the
Brownville cemetery they laid the
dear . little form of my darling, out of
my sight. However, long 1 may be
permitted to remain on the earth, I
can never outlive these bereavements.
The wound will ever be fresh ; the
blow bearing upon me. Oh! how
much one can sutler and yet live;
how one can smile and be cheerful
when the heart U breaking. Yet how
much better can I endure all this than
I could to have seen my little boys
live on the earth to make out such a
history as that of J. K. Bear.
When will men cease to open ways
of destruction for his fellow man?
When will men have moral power
enough to resist temptation and cease
to rush on to ruin. "
If the destroyer thinks hi3 history
les3 black, his career less ruinous than
bis victim, he will find him-elf mis
taken. Jennette Hardino.
VOL. U.-NO. 13.
The Josh Pilling- Papers Fe
Dear girls, are yu in search ov a
This iz a pumper, amlyu are not re
quired tew say "Yes" out loud, but
are expekted tew throw yure eyes
down into the earth, az tho yu waz
lookin fur a pin, and reply tew the in
terrogation with a kind of drawd in
sigh, az tho yu wuz eatin an oyster.
juice and all, off from the half shell.
Now tew press so tender a theme
until it becomes a thorn in the flesh,
we will presume (tew avoid argument)
that yu arc on the lookout fur sum-
thing in the male line tew boost yu in
the UD-hill ov life, and tew keen his
eyes on the britching when yu begin
tew go down the other side ov the
mountain. Let me give yu sum
small chunks ov advice how tew spot
yure future husband:
1. the man who iz jellous ov every
little attenshun which yn git from
sum other fellow, yu will find, after
yu are married tew him, luvs himself
more than he duz yu, and what yu
mistook fur solissitude, yu will dis-
kover, haz changed into indifference.
Jellousy isn4t a heart disease, it iz a
z. A niustash iz notindispensibie;
it iz onlv a little more hair, and iz a
good deal like moss and other excres
sences often duz the best on sile that
won't raize ennything else. Don't
forgit that those things which yu ad
mire in a fellow before marriage, yu
will probably hav tew admire in a
husband after, and a mustash will git
tew be a very weak diet after a Ion 4
3. If husbands could be took on
trial, az Irish cooks are, tew-thirds ov
them would probably.be returned;
but there don't seem tew be enny law
iur this. Therefore, girls, you will see
that after you git a man, you have got
tew keep him, even if yu lose on him.
Consequently, if yu hav got enny cold
vittles in the house, try him on them
once in a while, during scouring sea
son, and if he swallers them well, and
sez he will take sum more, he iz a man
who, when blue Monday cuius, will
4. Don't marry a pheller who iz al-
wuz a telling how hiz mother duz
things. It iz az hard tew suit thezo
men az it iz tew wean a young one.
5. If a yung man kan beat yu play
ing on a piauner, and kan t hear a fish-
horn playing in the street without
turning a back summersett on account
ov the musick that iz in him, I say
skip him ; he might answer tew tend
babe, but if yu sefi him a hoeing out
the garden, you will find that yu hav
got tew do it yourself. A man whoze
whole heft lies in musick (and not
very hefty at that), ain't no better for
a husband than a scedlitz powder, but
if he luvs tew listen while yu sing
sum gentle ballad, yu will find him,
mellow, and so soft. But don't marry
ennvbody for 11st one virtew enny
quicker than yu would flop a man for
11st one fault.
6. It iz one ov the most tuffest
things for a female tew be an old
maid successfully. A great menny
haz tried it, and made a bad job of it.
Evrybody seems tew look upon old
maids jist az they do upon dried herbs
in the garret handy for sickness
and therefore, girls, it ain't a mistake
that yu should "be willing tew swop
yurself oph, with sum true phellow
fur a true husband. The swop iz a
good one, but don't swop fur enny
man who iz respektablc jist pecause
hiz father iz, Yu had better be an
old maid fur 4 thousand years, and
then join the Shakers, than tew buy
repentence at this price. No woman
ever made this trade who didn't git
either a phool, a mean cuss, ora clown
for a husband.
7. In digging down into this sub
ject, I find the digging grows harder
the further I git. It iz much easier
to inform you who not to marry, than
who tew, fur the reason there iz more
I don't think yu will fuller mi ad
vice, if I give it; and therefore 1 will
ket'p it, for I look upon advis az I do
upon castorril a mean dose tew give,
and a mean dose tew take.
But I must say one thing, girls, or
spile. If yu kan find a bright-eyed,
heaalthy and well-ballasted boy, who
looks upon poverty az sassy az a child
looks upon wealth, who had rather sit
down on the curb-stun, in front ov the
otii avenue hotel, and eat a ham sand
wich, than tew go inside and run in
debt for hiz dinner and toothpick
one who iz armed with that kind ov
pluck that mistakes a defeat fur a vic
torj, my advise iz tew take him body
and sole snare him at unst, fur he iz
u stray trout, ov a breed very skase in
Take him, I say, and bild onto him,
az hornets bild onto a tree.
Happiness consists in being perfect
ly satisfied with what we have got and
what we haven't got.
Troubles are like babies ; they grow
bigger by nursing.
Conscience is a judge placed in the
interior of our being.
Learn to control your temper now,
children, or by and by it will control
I would rather my daughter should
have a man without money than mon
ey without a man. ThemUtoclea.
Give your son a trade, and you will
do more for him than by giving him a
One reason that the world is not re
formed Is, that every hotly would have
others make a beginning, and thinks
not of himself.
Always endeavor to learn something
from tiie information of those thou
conversest with ; and to put the com
pany upon those subjects they are best
ables to speak of.
No person ever got stung by hornets
who kept away from where they were.
It is so with habits.
The greatest thoughts, it has been
said, spring from the heart ; but the
maxim is far more true with respect
to the noblest actions.
One half of mankind are not born
with saddles "on their backs, to be rid
den by the other half..' Jfcmon.
' Most of the shadows that cross our
path arc caused by our standing in
our own light.
Deliberate with caution, but act
with decision ; and yield with graci
ousness and oppose with firmness.
Talkative j-ersons seldom read.
This is among the few truths which
appear more strange the more we re
flect upon them. For what is reading
but silent conversation. .
Value no man for his opinion, but
esteem him according as his life cor
responds with the rules of piety and
justice. A man's actions not his coq
ceptions, render hinl valuable;
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Ghromos Iloir 3Sale.
Mr. James Parton, the most reada
ble of all American magazine writers,
has published in the Atlantic Monthly
an interesting essay on "Popularizing
Art," in which he describes the com-
plex process by which modern science
succeeds in producing tho-e exquisite
fac-similes of oil paintings, known
and admired everywhere aa Praug'a
Lithography was invented by acci-
dent. An impatient washerwoman .
and the absence of a pieeo of paper
caused a poor actor, named M. Sene
felder, to write his "list" on a smooth
6lab of limestone with a composition
of soot and grease with which he had
been making experiments In printing.
Now oil or grease has a chemical atll-
nity for lime; that is to say, it will
mix with it, while oil and water, on
the other hand, are antagonists. The
whole secret Qf lithography lies In
these two facts of chemistry. To pro
duce a common lithograph'the draw
ing is made on a smooth siau or lime
stone with a greasy pencil; the surface
of the slab Is then dampened fiith
water which the drawing sheds whilo
the blank spaces retain it. The color,
which Is mixed with oil, is then ap
plied and the opposite effect is pro
duced; tho plain parts refuse to take
the color, while the greasy parts
that is the drawing retains it. An
impression is then taken and a per
fect copy made from a perfectly
smooth surface. It is singular that .
the ouarrv from which Senefeldcr
took the slab is the only one yet dis
covered that produces a limestone fit
for the purposes of lithography, r or
the limestome must be hard enough
to receive a fine polish, and only tho
Bavarian quarry furnishes that qual- '
ity of stone.
Cbromo-lithography, says Mr. Par
ton, by which our houses and school
rooms are now filled with beautiful
pictures, is a combination of Senefel-
der's invention with an ancient me
thod of printing in colors by using
two or piore blocks. Antiquity, how
ever, only gave the hint, which has'
been developed with wonderful rapid
ity by accomplished artists nnd arti
sans iq Germany, France, England
and the United States the German
Engelmann being the chief origina
tor of methods. The first patents
relating to chromo-lithography bear
date lSio, and in these thirty-four
years the art has made such progress
that copies of fine oil paintings are
now daily reproduced, which contain
all of the original picture, which the
public can see, and which none but u
close observer can tell from the origi
nal. Mr. Parton adds ;
"At Prang's manufactory of chro
mos in Boston, there is a gallery in
which the proprietor sometimes hangs,
side by side, an oil painting and the
chromo-lithograph taken from it, both
framed alike. 1 think that not even
tho artist who painted the picture
could always tell them apart, and I
am sure that fow others could. It .
would be a safa thing to wager that
the critics who have endeavored to
write down these beautiful produc
tions would not be always able, with
out handling them, to decide which
was brush and which was printing
After describing how " Tho Bare
foot Boy" (Prang's celebrated and
beautiful chromo of Eastman John
son's painting, illustrative of Whit
tier's poem) is gradually produced,
that is, by being printed, here a little,
now with one color, then with another
tint, until it has gone through tho
press no less than twenty-six times,
Mr. Parton says that it is then passed
through the press still again, upon a
stone which is grained in such a way
as to impart to the picture tho rough
ness of canvas, after which it is
mounted upon thick pasteboard and
varnished. "The resemblance to tho.
original is then such that it is doubt
ful if Mr. Eastman Johnson could
pick out his own boy if he were sur
rounded with a number of copies."
Mr. Parton adds that it is not every
picture that admits of such successful
treatment as this, nor does every chromo-lithographer
bestow Uw)n his pro
ductions so much pains and expense.'
A saleable picture could ho made of
this boy in ten impressions; lut, as
we have seen, he receives twenty-six.
"It is an error," he says, "to regard
these interesting works as mechani
cal. A more mechanic, it is true, by
a certain Chinese servility of copying,
can produce an extremely close, hard
imitation of an oil painting; and
much work of this kind is done in
Germany and Kmrland. But in our
Boston establishment no mechanic
puts pencil to one of tho stones em
ployed in producing fine picture.
The artistic work is executed by art
ists of repute, who have themselves
Iiroduced respectable painting of tho
'ind which they are employed to imi
tate. Any one who watches Mr.
Harring transferring to a long scries
of lithographic stones Mr. Hill's
painting of Yosemite Valley will
perceive that he is laboring in tho
spirit of an artist and by the methods
of an artist. It would be highly ab
surd to claim for any copyist equal
rank with the creator of the original,
or to say that any copy can possess
tho intrinsic value of an original.
But it is unjust to reduce to the rank
of artisans the skillful, and patient
artists who know how to catch tho
spirit and preserve the details of a lino
work, reproduce in countless copies"
all of both which the public can dis
cern. Mr. Parton suggests that the art of ,
chromo-lithography harmonizes well
with the special work of America at
the present moment, which i;, not lo
create, but to diffuse; not to produce
literature, but to distribute the sfell
ingbook: not to add to the world's
treasures of art, but to educate tho
mass of mankind to an intelligent en
joyment of those which we already
possess. W hat our sweet and tender-
ly leloved tory friends style the "scuin
of Europe" who are pouriug ujkh our
shores these people, as well as the
emancipated slaves of the South, it
devolves upon us of this generation
and the next to convert into thinking,
knowing, skillful, taUeful, American
citizen. "Mr. Prar.ghasfurni.hcd his
manufactory just in time. By his as
sistance we may hope to diffuse among
all classes of the people that feeling
for art which mu.,t precede the pro
duction cf excellent national works.'
Anthony Trollope says: "Years are
wanted to make a friendship, but days
suffice for men and women to ge$
Henry Ward Eeecher, in one of his
discourses said that "some men will
not shave on Sunday, and yet they
spehd all the week in shaving the;r.
fellow-men: and many think' it Very
wicked to black their boots cn Sunday
morning, yet they do not hesitate to
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