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"V any man attempts to haul doicn the American Flag, shoot him on the spot" John A. Dix..
PLATTSMOUTII. N. T., AVEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1865.
IS rcnLisiiD F.VEItY
H. ' D 1 1 ATI I AWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
w '"PI-e on Main ii.-' t, '-pposite Amisun, Da
Wey 4t Co .
Terns: 2.50 per annum, invariably
Raits of .ldrcrlisivir.
0nr .qjare (s of ten lin") one insertion,
t-fi snl1s.-411.r1l lnerti..n
l'iof-nnal rr-I u .t ex.-ee.lin;: six line
.: 4 airier coi imn or per annum
" tbr-e months
ae half co:u,u twelve tuouilis
t. nx month
' three nvuih
Oos column twrlve month-
.1 X month. - . - . -
three niontn - - -
All transier.t a lverti emnts ma-l be paid f..r iu
Jrf- We are p-.pare-i t . a 11 V irMs of J -b Work
on .hort nonce, and iu a style that vri 1 Kive s:ti.
fa :t ion.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
IT.TT?MOUTII - - NF.HRASKA.
T. .11 JlTvUCll'IiTT.
attouiney at law
Solicitor in Chancery.
ILTTSM)l'TII, - - XEBR.tRKA.
Real ki-.le Anent.TaX Fayer for Iowa aud Ncbraa
ka. T.tl of Lan-I invejturated, lie.
Iff ail b.i.ine-ij entrusted to bu care will receive
J-Uilinouth, N.T., April J0ili. tf
I. II. AVIIKELEU.
COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS
. Tirt and Life Ins, Ag't,
A 'T.r f..r c.rertii.n of tlaitii. acniint tiovernnient,
foi v. JI-n their wiJ..wj an l tnin..r heirs. AKer.t
r the p-ich-e an.l "ale of IjiQ.Is an-! proper
ty l.e-itie of Tenement., J'ayimnlof Ta la all
part, of iedraeka and Wetern la. Attendjl to
(aniKitp rtaimiiff toaOeneral Land, Insurance,
1x Piyine and Collection Aeenry.
r jn.feri t- all bair,:!' men in Nebraska.
i'li:i.iouth, '. T., May I'. 1KS-5.
.National Clniiu Agency.
WASHINGTON. D- C-
F. M. DORRINGTON.
H.VTTS.MOUTII, - - NEBRASKA,
la pr-preil to pretit and pr..eenle claims bef-re
4vvr--. t'aurt of Ci;iim. aa.l the I'epartuieiit... Ta
!u:.. I'er-'..n., llount e.. and l.-.uoty Lamf9 ae
cu-eJ KCnar)f.; mo'k rnt-.-. and In proportion to
the am -rnnt of tue cliiiu. F. it. INRMXGTO.V
Apr.l I o, H5.
I am prepared te furn'mli a'.l who may favor roe
w.th their patronatfo. With lodrliit- ' meal or
t. -i-d tv the week. O.W.CKUW.
riktt.m -iith, April I5, yl
WATC 5T MAKER and JEWELER,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NF.LRASKA.
A eood a.orttnen of W.it t Cl - Pen.
wclry, hilver War.-, F';incr tio :9 Vi..Iins ai d Vi
olin Trimmings j!win n hand. All work com
muted to hi. -re wid be warranted.
April 10, IrtiV
TO FREIGHTERS and FARMERS!
VTf liar orTiHl a Blacksmith, Outfitting and Ka
el i la -j s tiop wa
Main Street, South Side,
her ton can Ktt any kind of woik done lu uur lice
V( le a
la connection, whore all kimls of wood-work will be
dwtie oa e-bort uoti.. if All work warrnnte-1.
W. 1. UKlrt lX 4 CO.
Plattm.'iith, April 10. "6.V
Filing Claims against Instate of P. A.
Koiire is hereby gven 'hat all pron having
Cilaaiini against the estate of Peter A. Sarpy, deceasi-d,
late of C.tss county, must file them duly autheuti
cate-l hy oaih. with the Probate Court of Cass r.in
ty, S T.. on oi before the SECOND DAY Ok JAN
I'AhY, lt,"-l'., at which time there will be a hearing
at all claims thus tiled, aod au allowance made by
the Court of all ciaiuis proven to be just.
Wita- .i my iand and real this l.Vh dny of May,
1,41 D. U. WHKKI.fcK,
May IS. mt Probate J udce.
TOOTLE, HAH1TA & CO-
Hare for sale
aw am l.li aa ai sl ai m, s-e w v ajaj.
Illinois Corn Planters,
Afiii It ir.8
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THE TIUUUIVE for 1SC5.
The Military and Naval i-nccees of 1S64. with the
an-.piei-.us re-ult of our lreileot ial e..ntewt, liava
lifred a heavy weight from the l.rea.ta of the l'-yl
niil!i.-n of our countrymen. It is nw felt, eveu t.y
those who have been distrustful and faint hearted
th:it the L'uii-n is to emerge triaiuphaut from the
ilea.ily atrife wLeremtoite was o wickedly pr.cipi
tate I by her aaaailauts. and tha t slavery, her re
lentless foe.l a to encounter the fste of Hamaa. The
perils of foreien itervention and of Western insur
rection are safely pawl : Abraham Li.sroL.v,. no
lonper assailable as a choice !of the minority, holds
the helm ofMaSe for fonr yoars longer; the rcbehioa,
palpably wakened by its defrau and losses during
Die pait year with its credit so reduced that its
pur;e-hearer etllciallv declares that its Treasury
notes can only be exch mged for coin at the rafe o
twenty-live for n. w hile lis" bonds command trat
six cents on tha dollar--bnt awaits the blow which
shall toon strike the . word from its paracidal haad
and remit lu master spirits to the jnstrce, or it may
be to the cle-noney, of a sorely wronKed and justly
ineen-rd but forbearing and msf-ammous people.
Such are the aiispicra which justify our faith that the
present year wif! w the Stars and StflRj-s float un-
h-.ll. nteJ from every battlement in the Itepnblic,
and the perfect law of Liberty f..r All immovably iui
be.Hed in the Constitution of .sir L'niou.
Tub .New Cork ThlbC.sk, A.unded in Js41. will en
ter ujon its twenty-fourth year with qaickened
hope, and enlarged nttfans of u-efuine. lis princi
ples need no re-.-t iiem.-Dt: its aims are the d.d'Hion
of Jnteliiireoce and the inuculalio of a spirit of free
dom and Humanity. When this truth shall have
V-eea (enerally recognized and eetahlished as the ba
sis of our institutions and polity, tbat iiijusiioe to the
iwores, the weakest, h roit despised, is a fearful
mistake that no community or state can allord to
sri ok even its humblot member theu will onr
land baik once more to the calm sunshine of peace
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our sotcribers'. On our weekly edition, the net loss
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oar larse receipts from advertiainn have been wholly
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war. As we do not suppose our patrons desire that we
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ORANGE JUAD.Fca. Aror'.
;21 Park Row, Xrw York Ctty.
Notice is hereby given tbat W. H. Shafer has made
application to be appointed Administrator of the es
tate of Sarah Shafer deceased, lata cf Cass county, N.
T. The Court will hear said appUtotiwo. for said p
palntmenton Saturday, July 20iA, 18G5, .
at 10 o'clock a. m. ot said day,' at whtt-b. tlm rl
persona Interested can appear. i - "
Witness my baod and seal of offiee on
thia th 80tb day of June, A. D. I86S
D. H. WHEELER. -
THE HOMESTEAD IaAW.
There are many of our. returned
soldiers who on being mustered out of
errice and reaching home, will find it
hard to get work hard at any rate, to
get permanent employment. , ( Their
places have been rilled, during their
long absence. The sudden end of the
war sends hundreds of thousands " of
men home to compete for employment,
and the. demand for labor of many
kinds ceases almost as suddenly as the
number of those who "want to labor
increases. What are they to do ? . r
We earnestly urge upon all such tar
tare theiir faces Westward and colonize
the pubHe lands Thanks to the bene
ficent policy of the Homestead Law,
land is open' to alL The poorest citi
zen can scarcely be so poor asto: be
unable to acquire a faTm, which a few
years of industry' and frugality will
enable him to cultivate, and make his
own. In the most unfavorable circum
stancesja' man of energy and good
sense will work his way clear of the
embarrassments which in a new coun
try and et a distance from markets
surround the settler.' But many of
those obstacles may be avoided alto
gether. We know of no better way
by which new lands can be rendered
speedily and sure profitable than by
the formation of colonies or associations
here in the East which shall settle
whole townships together. There is
not much difiiculiy ia finding lands
suitable for such enterprise, and a
community starling thus ready organi
zed transplants at once into the wilder
ness some of the best helps of civiliza
tion. There are many regiments lately
disbanded in our State which were rai
sed in adjoining towus or counties, the
members of which, already know each
other, and could easily- reunite for
Wlstern emigration. Not all of them
will want to go, but enough to form a
nucleus can be found in every county.
Together with some bad habits, they
have acquired many good ones in the
army, and have acquired also no little
experience, which can be turned to use
In the pioneer life of the West. Famili
arity with hardship and the halit of
elf-reliance they have been thoroughly
taught, and there ii no better capital
than character of that sort to start
The provisions of the Homestead
Law are few and easily complied with.
The act, passed May 20, 1862, declares
"That any person who is the head of a
family, or who has arrived at the age
of twenty one years, and is a citizen of
the United States, or who shall have
filed his declaration of intention to
become such, as required by the rSaiu
alization laws of the United States, and
who ha9 never borne arms against the
United States or given aid and comfort
to its enemies," shall be entitled to the
benefit of the act. Eeverysuch person
may enter one quarter section (160
acres) or less of the . unappropriated
public lands of the United Stales which
are subject to pre-emption'- at SI 25
per acre, .or upon whicn he has filed a
pre-emption, claim; or he may. enter
eighty acres which are subject to pres
ernption STJ"S0 p'eracrV,Suc pe'r
son raustiappJj lotbe Register 'of the
land office in which the entry is to be
rnadef.' making aVi ''affidavit before" the
regrster or receiver1 that : ne-or she is
entitled, 'as 'above described, to the
benefit of . the act',. 'and also that the
application is made for his or her ex
clusive use nI benefit'. for the purpose
of actual settlement and cultivation,
and not either directly or indirectly for
the use or benefit of any other person.
This affidavit, forms for which will be
supplied at the land office, is to be filed
with the register or receiver, the ap
plicant paying a fee of ten dollars, and
also a commission to the register and
receiver each of one per cent on the
cash price of the land as fixed by law1.
The applicant may then enter upon
the land, and if he complies with the
subsequent provisions of the law wilt
hold it forever as bis own. He will
not recive a certificate or'patent of title
until five years after his entry. Mean
time he is to occupy or cultivate it,
either himself or by some member of
hie family, and a change of residence
or abandonment of the property Jfor
more than six months at any one time
will forfeit hi claim to the land. But
if tha clai mant holds on in food faith
for five years, he may then? or ;within
two years thereafter, make . the land
his absolutely by going, again before
the register or receiver, and proving
by two credible witnesses that he has
occupied or cultivated the land during
the five years immediately surceeding.
the filing of the affidavit. He will al
so make affidavit that he has not cold
or conveyed away any part rf the land,
and that he has borne true allegiance
to the government. , Upon these con
ditions and upon paying the land-office
fees', he will be entitled to a patent,
and the land becomes his, free from all
liability for any debts contracted be
fore the -patent i issued. The . law
provides also that in case of the death
of the person making the entry,' his
widow or. in case of her death, his
heirs or devise, or if the ; widow dies
after making entry, then her heirs or
devisee, shall be entitled to the "prop
erty and to have' the patent issue. The
settler knows therefore that his family
will have the benefit of his entry and of
all improvements on the law if he dies.
And if both father and mother dies
leaving children under 21, the right
and the fee of the land will inure to
the children, and the land may be sold
by the executor or administrator for
their benefit. "' . '
. For the benefit of those in the mili
tary or naval service, "it is provided
that the required affidavit may be made
kffore a commanding officer in the ar
ms or navy; and in other cases where
theland is actually occupied by the
family of the applicant and personal
attendance at the land office is incon
venient for him, the affidavit maybe
made before the clerk of the court for
the county in whichie lives. . .
: We . have stated ajl the essential
provisions of the Homestead Act, in
order, to show the simplicity of the law,
its beneficial operation, and tHe ease
with which its requisitions may be sat
isfied. The subject is one which the
press of the country will do well to put
plainly before its readers, for the sake
of encouraging the occupation of our
vast tracts of public lands which lie
open to the tiller, and whose cultiva
tion will prove the surest source of
national prosperity in years to come.
V. Y. Tribune. '
nSrLown m Memphis, a stout
women of the Irish persuasion, who
had just rolled a barrel of ale into her
den, sat down on the head of it to get
breath, and cool herself after the in
tense physical exertion incident upon
the deposit of said barrel in the accus
tomed corner. - Though she had ceased
working, the ale did not, and presnent-
ly burst out , the head : of he' barrel,
hoisting the old lady to the ceiling,
demolishing her bottles and drinking
utensils, and raising the old , Nick,
generally. The old lady picked her
self up, and after looking for a moment
at the ruin, widly exclaimed, "Ah, be
Jabersj bad luck to the man thrt puts
a tarpedy in the barT !"' ",
S3- The ' ' Springfield " (Mass.)
Republican is responsible ( for the fol
lowing tough;; stifTy;,rA . gentleman
captured a large turtle, cut off its head
ahd left it out of doors, while. he carri
ed the' rest 'of the animal into, the
kitchen to bemade into soup. There was
presently an animated squealing in the
yard; and an ' investigation into the
cause of it disclosed the interesting
fact-that a rat had come out :o eat up
the head had been seized and actually
killed, and this decapitated bad hung
on so tightly that it wjs necessary to
use an axe to divide them. The ive-
pullican. adds : "Nobody need malign
deadheads after this.
: Sensation-ai, Ei.oo.nrNcx, A sen
sational elerevman out in Wisconsin
told bis hearers that the should divide
his discourse into three parts; the first
should be terrible, the second horrible,
and the third terrible horrible. Assu
roiog a dramatic tragic attitude, he
exclaimed,' in. a startling; agonizing
"What is that I see there ?"
"Here a little old woman in black
cried out, with a shrill treble r
"It's nothing but my little black dog
he won't hurl nobody, if' nobody won'
hurt him.' '
The thread of the discourse was so
badly broken by this curious interrup
tion that the terrible horrible was never
THE ATLANTIC CABLE. J
From the Loadoa Times Jjae 1. -' '
At length all the preparations con
nected' with the final departure of this
great telegraphic expedition are 1 com
pleted. On Wednesday the Amethyst
eft the telfgraph works with the last
ength of 245 miles of cable on board,
and on Saturday the operation of coil
ing this in was begun. This work will
probably last till the 22nd inst. Before
the following springs tides set in, about
the 6th or 7th - of - July, the Great
Eastern will start for Valentia There
she is expected to arrive about the 9th
or 10th, and there she will be met by
the two ships of war appointed to con
vey her the Terrible and the Sphinx,
Both these vessels are being fitted with
the best apparatus for deep sea soun
dings, with buoys and means for buoy
ing the end of the cable if ever it
should become necessary, and with
Bollen's night light naval signals with
which the Great Eastern is likewise to
be supplied. To avoid all chances of
accident, the big ship will not approach
the Irish coast nearer than twenty or
twentyrfive miles, and her stay off
Valentia will be limited to the time
occupied in making . a splice with the
massive shore end, which for a length
of twenty-five miles from the coast will
be laid previous to her arrival.
With regard to the process-of laying,
it is hoped the Great Eastern may be
kept throughout the whole voyage at a
uniform speed of six knots per hour,
faster than which it would not be safp,
as a rule, to run out the cable. At
less speed than this, however, the big
ship would fail of steerage way, and
with a beam wind would certainly go
to leeward without some counteracting
influence. This influence will be af
forded if necessary by the paddle en
gines, which are to be disconnected,
and the efjorts of one wheel at either
sile would be quite sufficient to over
balance the effects of anything but a
very violent storm. The latter risk is
now literally ail that has to be feared.
On this only doubtless po'nt, therefore,
it is gratifying to know that Captain
Anderson is sanguine of all going
xet in this estimate of events, it
must not be forgotten that, in the last
memorable expedition in the Agamem
non midsummer was fixed on as the
time when a storm in the Atlantic was
almost impossible,' and the records of
the Meterological Departments both
here and in America ceruinlyjusiified
such an expedition, as they showed
that for fifty years no storm had taken
place at that time. Yet it. was precise
ly on the 21si of June tbat the hurri
cane with which the Agamemnon and
Niagara had been battling for some
days, was at its height, and those on
board the illstowed Agamemnon, at
least knew cot from hour to hour which
was to be their last. Most earnestly
is it to be wished that on thii .great
occasion the calculation of averages, if
not more jut, may prove at least mora
fortunate. As far as regards the cable
itself, there' is absolutely nothing to be
desired. ' . ' '
aiAn old gentleman, who was
always brarrging how folks used to
work in younger days, one day challen
ged his two sons to pitch on a load of
hav as fast as he could load it. The
challenge was accepted, the hay wa
rvnn rlrivon mil nrl. nnrl I hp trial mm.
menced. For some time the old man
held his own very creditably, calling
out, "More hay ! more hay ! !" Thicker
and faster it came. The old man was
nearly cover, still he kept crying,
"More hay! more!" At length, strug
gling to ke-p on the top of the ill-arran
ged heap, it began first to roll, then to
slide, and at last off it went from the
wason.andtbe old man with it. -Wha
are you down here for?" criedihe boys
"I came down after the hay? answered
the old man, stoutly.'
EsSThe Vermont Standard, prin
ted at Woodstock, naively says: "Any
improvement noticed in our paper this
week may be attributed to the absence
of the editor for several days.
. XSy.The editor of a Buffalo paper
has got himself into a very bad fix.
He is between the horns of a dilemma.
HaviDg dunned an 'erring one - for his
subscription, the subscriber refused to
pay,, and threatens to thrash the . editor
if bi paper is stopped.
HOW VmGIXIA " TIIAXHED
- god. - - ;' 'v,(4
' In the Colonial days, the English
Government addressed' certain ques
tions to the'American Colonies respect
ing their condition. Inr aoswer to one
of these, the Governor of Connecticut
responded that one fourth ' of her in
come was expended in the maintenance
of public schools. The Governor of
Virginia' replied: "I thank God tbat
there are no free schools nor printing,
and I hope we shall not have them
these kindred years." The fruit has
been like the planting. In 1860 three
fonrths of the children of Connecticut
were attending public schools, while
nine-temha of the children of Virginia
were suffered to grow up in ignorance.
In the same year, the free States of
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois sent seven
ninths of their children to the common
schools, while the slave State of Ken
tucky, but just across the border, out of
492,000 children, educated but 92,000,
or a little over one-fifth.-
JCSrNorth Adams is known as a
pleasant village in the Berkshire bee
tion of Massachusetts. A few days
since a mysterious gendeman, a stran
ger, engaged board at the village hotel,
lie desired that no person would speak
to him except the landlord. He was
good looking and well dressed. Sever
al ladies endeavored to make his ac
quaintance, but failed. Finally bolder
ones appointed a committee of five to
visit him. They did so, and stated
their business. He eyed them, and
replied: "I am a stranger and a crimi
nal. I was convicted in New York of
a heavy crime. The Judge sentenced
me to eight years in Sing Sing, or to
live in. North Adams six months.
chose the latte." The ladies retired.
and the stranger was not again distur
bed. A Youg minister, in a highly
elaborate sermon which he preached,
said several times, "The commentators
do not asrree with me here." Next
morning a poor women came to see
him, with something in her apron. She
said her husband had heard his sermon
and thought it was a very fine one
and as he said "common tater did not
acree with him," he had sent tome of
the very best kidneys. .
gaSSome bibulous chaps at Rut
land, Vt stole some "pretty good
whiskey" from a cask that nobody
seemed to own, but found to their infi
nite horror and disgjst not long after,
that the cask contained, besides the
whiskey, the body of a dead negro
nreserved for dissection. All , the
aforesaid chaps are staunch temperance
5?"A Yankee has invented a new
method to catch rata. He says: Locate
your bed in a room much infested with
these animals, and on retiring put out
the light ' Then strew over your pil
low some strong smelling cheese, three
or four red. herrings, and a sprinkling
of codfish. Keep awake till you find
the rats at work, and then make a grab.
..: ST" A Dutchman on . seeing one of
the poster, announcing the coming of
the panorama of "Paradise Lost," and
reading this line, "A Rebellion in
Heaven," suddenly : exclaimed "A
Rebellion in Heaven ! Mein Gott 1
Dat lasts not long now. Oael Abe
OrrsiDK Duties. Every good and con
scientious teacher will admit tbat his
doty towards the children of his class, is
not ended when the school is closed. It
is not enough for him to attend regular
ly on the Sunday and go through tha ap
pointed lessons with his children, how
ever careful and diligant ba may be in
the preparation... If we are to effect
permanent good, and have lessons which
we tach imprinted on their hearts, and
practised in their lives, we must follow
our children to their homes with our kind,
ly care. We must labor earnestly in or
der that the good result of our teaching
may not be hindered, and its lesson
wholly obliterated by the example and
the influence .which surround our schol
ars daring the weektland which are often
such asto render them unable to retain,
as well as unfitted to receive the teaching
of the Sunday. We have not enough for
those who are entrusted tti oar eare, an
less we are causing oar influence to
gather round - them, and in sohjeot
them, at all tlmisa to its control.' . .
Farmers Labor too Itlanyllours
Unlike tradesmen and. ; operatives, the
farmers can adopt no regular system ot.
abor. IIis .hours must vary with the
kind, and amount of & kind, of labor t
ba performed. - The weather may retard
him at times ot again hurry him to bis
utmost, crowding the proper labor f so-'
veral days into a few. An exceedingly
growing period may force him to strain
every nerve to accomplish a given amount,
of cuhuretrejit be too late'and the advan-.
tages of his. manipulations lost to the
crop: At present, help upon farms is
scarce, and early and late be must ply
himself to his toil or the season vanishes
and has left him no returns. Still there'
must come the question whether or not a
man gains by too great exertion-7-too
many hours labor and too little rest for.
his strained and wearied physical powers.
The man who rises at day brWlc and la
bors with only his hour's intermission at
noon, on until the dusk of the evening,
then eats his hasty snpper afterwards
does op his "chores" is certainly over--tttxinj
his sistem and sooner or later ,
his. constitution must give way. Hence
we see among our farmers, men perma
turely old, with the 6toop of age, with
little physical or mental vitality, no am-.
bition and very often victims of acute
disease. Yet, properly pursued,his call
ing could be the most health gviing and
invigorating the best calculated to in
duce longevity, of any pursuit in life.-
Toil may sweeten life and lengthen it, or
it may render it burdensome, and shorten
it. The farmer may well pauso as he
begins his labor in spring and calculate
the extent to which he is taxing himself
in laying out the work for the eeason.
We are not certain that in a given sea
son, in the full vigor of life, a man ac
complishes more by laboring from day
break to night fall; oertain it is that tha
number of his seasons are shortened by
such incessant toil. Not exactly on the
principle of .
"He who fights atid runs away
May live to fight another day."
but on the principle of doing all his fac
ulties justice, he who labors and rests,
lives another season with health unim
paired, happy in mind and youthful ia
feeling. When the field is ablaze with
the burning sun of a summer's noon-day
a few hours retreat into some shady nook
with books and papers, or passed in qoiet
repose or pleasant conversation; rejuv
enates a man, refits him for labor and at
evening he retires with just sufficient
fatigue to render his slumber pleasant
and refreshing, and the morning finds him
ready to again keep time to the notes of
Don't work from sun to sun, but work
faster in the coal of early morning and
of later evening. Live for something
besides pure labor, live that your labor
may add to yovr comfort and happiness
and by gaining these and health, fit you
for the culture of your intellectual facul
ties and for your social elevation. In
the one case you are only the brother of
the horse yoa drive; in the other you be
come what God intended you should, an
intellectual moral aod social being.
In the management of . colts, it Is best
to accustom them somewhat to the bit,
before putting on the bitting rig. Let him
wear a bridle, and pecome accustom to it,'
before you draw on hint a taut rein.
When first using the bitting harness," do
not draw the head up to an' unnatural
position, but only to that point, where ha
natarly holds it. He will soon learn tha,
he cannot lower his head, and will begin
to raise it to loosen the bit. , Yon can
now draw the bitting a little tighter, and
thus 'every time the bit is applied yoa
can raise the head more and more until
you get it to .the, desired position, J.r
change, , - .-
(JThe late- tornado in Minnesota
kicked up some queer pranks. It blew
eight oxen over a. river 800 yards wide.
It took all the water oat of a pond, car
ried it a mile and then set it down en
Mayor Doran's farm in a shape of a small
lake. It blew a man's boots off. Anoth
er man's coat was not only blown short,
but actually buttoned from top to bottom.
One old lady went up like a baloon, was
carried 2 1-2 miles, and was finally land
ed astride a: telegraph wire, where she
was found .by ber grandson and relieved
by a ladder. Judge Morgan says the
wind not only carried . off his dwelling
house, but his sub-cellar and two wells.
Some tornado that.
("An ex-slave applied the other day
to a lawyer in Maryland for the restora
tion of his boy of sixteen, who had been
illegally apprenticed to his former master.
In repjy to the lawyer's question whether
he was capable of taken care of the boy,
the father - said.- "Well, masso, I rather
tinks l's capable as him, for yoa see dat
ole massa has done gone and hired ds boy
eat for foa' dollar a month, an' pat da
money in his pooket: aod I epeo's Ps oa,
fable of dat kind of kere, anyways!11
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