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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ISG7.
THE HERAli D
II. D- HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPFUETOFl.
TOfEce corner S!ai street and Levee, second
Terms: $2.50 per annum.
Jlaics of Advertising
o i qriare (rparc of ten Uns) o'ie Insertion. 1 .50
f.v.i jiiDfli-i'ient lnscrtK'D - . 1.O0
Pr.f.s- i innl card not exreeding six lines 10 00
O ii-unrtL'r colnmu or less, per annum 3r.i
' " six months 2H PO
" " ttr' e months J5 rio
03"'i'tll cu:u':'n twcl ve month Co.00
" " six months Jfj.oo
" " three months Uk.imi
O ier u jtnn txclve months - loo.fto
" Six moBtlK fin.tK)
three months - - 85. Oo
ill transient advertisements mast be paid for in
ad i HUte.
- Wo are prtpared to do all kinds of Job Work
oa hort notice, and in a atjle that wtil k'vs satis
fjc'iin. WILLITT P0TTENGER-
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
FLATTSMOCTII - - NEBRASKA.
T. ,71 HIARUURTT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
rT.JLTTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA
C II. KING
Carpenter ard Joiner
CONTRACTOR and Bo TDER,
Will do work in h Hoe with n eatness im di-pat(
irpon hort Diuc.
Dr. J. S. McADOW,
K .WIN'S ItF.ri KNKl) T ROCK HI.UFF T'l
pract ice Physic ml u hi" profe'slms I xrvires
to hit old pttrsns and puMic s;"nr:illy. Part cular
attention paid to di-3.f nf thtf KVK. A cure cuar
ant'vl in all curahle cises. Charges moit'-rate
.lino as one year ago. J;12 m6
B. R LIVINGSTON, M. D.
?kysicicin and Surgeon,
Te"d.rs bH prf''pi"nal services to thf citizens if
, idene in Frank White's h oe, corner i f
(i ami .Sixth Uriels; office on Main Htreet, op, o
sil" Court House, Piatt mouth, Jietraskii.
Platte Valley House
En. B. Murtiiv, Proprietor.
Ccriifr of .Wi in and Fourth Streets,
Thi H..'je havii'R b n re fltt-d and newly fur
rhh.dr!Vr rlift cla acc'iuui-'l-ktluuj. lio.irrt r y
the iUy or week. : "P-S
BURKS & CO.
lo ! r-) in
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES
A GRICl'L TVRA I. IJII'I.E MEXTS,
And a k'.'nxr.il assortment of . Is usual .y kept in a
ti i t rlas com. try etoie.
Avoca, Ca3 Co., - - Nek.
t MAXWELL. SAM. M. CHAPMAN
Uaw.t II & Chapman,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery.
riATTSXOUTU, - X Mi II A SKA.
Office over lilack. Buttery A Co's Dru Store,
CLARKE, PORTER & ERWIN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
ifiiv st., opposite the coirtuouse
17L ED J. CLABKF, I)E FOKE"T rOKTEB,
M. W. FRW1N.
tV HEAL ESTATE AGEXCY.tM.
"WATCHMAKER and JEWELER,
TLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA
A pood assortment of Watches Clo-R. Cold Ten.
JrWelry. Silver Ware, Fancr lioevls Violins and Vi
oiin Trimming always on hand. A'.lwork coin
cnttted to hi wr: will be warranted.
April 10, It 15.
o. H. CiLBors St ckoxtos,
I.ate Sup t Indian Af iirt. 'Attorneys at Law
IRISH, CALHOUN & CROXTOK.
The above named centlemen hare associated
IhemseWes In business for the I n.pose of prosecut
lni andcollectinK all claims aealnst the CiHiieral
Government, or against any tribe of Indiaux, aad
are prepared to proecnte such claims, either before
Congress, or any of the Departments of (iovernment
or hefore the Court of Claims,
Mr. Irimb will devote his personal attention to
the hnsinefs at Washington. .
53- Office at Sebraska Crty, corner of Main and
C. ADLSX, B A.retsitMA.
S. ADLEK & CO.,
Dealers in all kinds of Foreign and Domestic
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
XO. li, EA S T SIDE MARKET SQUARE,
St. Joseph Irfo.
National Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON. D- C
F. M. DORRINGTON,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA,
Ts prepared to present and prosecute claims before
Coni-ref, Court of Claims and the Deps.imetiM. Pa
tent, pensions, Bonnt es. and Bounty Lands se.
cue'! rf-'Charsres moderate, and in proportion to
the amtuiit of the claim. M. DORK1NOTO.V.
April 10, "65
Q K. McCALIiUM,
Mantif .cturer of and dealer in
Saddles and Harness,
Of every description, wholesale and retail. N'o. 131
M in tret, between 5th and 6ih streew, Nebrska
T' r to gat cheap Lamp and Lamp Chimna
t a iBLACK, BUTTERY t CO.
From the Press.
Speech of Dr. ICenner In An
swer to Morton.
On Tuesday last bills were posted in
our city, calling a mass meeting of the
citizens, without stating the object
It was generally supposed that it was
to be a railroad meeting. Previous
engagements kept us from being pres
enf. Senator Reeves called the meet
ing to order, and stated that the object
was to denounce the Registration Law;
whereupon several Democrats made
speecbes, among whom was the Hon
J. S. Morton. When he concluded the
crowd called loudly for Dr. Renner,
who was present, and who responded
in the following well-timed and elo
quent speech :
Mr. President and Fellow Citizen1
In obedience to your re;. nt-d rails
I come before you ti. . view
in regard to thii Rf;i-.r.i: : L.i v.
Unlike the gentlemen iiive just
now so bitterly denounced this law, I
come before you without any prepara
tion, without any documents in my
pocket, and without any posib! knowl
edge of the object of thi- "ma-s meet
ing"' prior to its annaunroineiit by the
ua.nr.an. Hut as it ei ins to be your
wis-h that I should give yon my views
on the subject, in this public manner, I
shall e.xpres tuem as briefly and em-
phatically as I can, by stating that I
consider the Registration Law a good
one, a necessary one, and one that is
attended with the best results if rigidly
enforced. Tbis fact is conceded by all
sound thinking men, and it is deducible
from the precedents, established long
since in other State, where similar
bws are in force, and have proved of
incalculable benefit, proving formida
ble barriers against the crime of fraud
ulent voting in no matter what shape
it be attempted. The good citizens,
the bona fide resident and tax-payer,
whether Democrat or Republican, or
what not, who prizes his elective fran
chise will promptly and gladly comply
wiih the provisions necessary to pre
serve the puri'y of the ballot. We are
all alike interested that the purity of
the elective franchise be maintained if
we would preserve intact the Constitu
tion and laws of our common country,
and keep the jewel of liberty in the
family of freedom.
It is amusing to hear men talk as if
a Registry Law was never heard of
before, when iwh laws have been en
acted in almost every State in the
Union, and under the prevalence of
every political party. Registry Laws,
mnde by Democratic minorities are
vpon the statutes, and are in force
in other States. Away, then,
with this silly carping at the fact of
registration itself, to fill ignorant minds
with the notion that an outrage is per
petrated by calling upon the voters to be
registered. Such dirty clap trap is en
tirely unworthy of men who have the
slightest claim to intellect or respecta
bility. Great efforts have been made
to-night to stigmatize the Registration
as an engine of wrong and oppression
I know of no such intent in it. nor d
I know of any purpose aiiy.her so to
use it. The intention of the framers
of this law, as I had the best epportu
nity of knowing, was simply to secure
as near as possible the exercise of the
right of suffrage by those only who are
entitled to it under the Election Liw,
which was enacted several years ago
at a session where the Democrats were
in a majority, in one Hutise at least.
The Registration Law requires no
other, no additional qualification of an
elector than those prescribed in the
old Election Law.
This is all I ask, and all that any
good citizen ought to ask, no good citi
zen ought to object to it. Whoever
objects to a system of registration,
which has been grndually adopted by
almost every State in the Union, does
so because it interferes with the plans
ond purposes of his party to secure a
party triumph through illegal terms.
All men who wish that only qualified
voters shall vote, will stand by the
Registration Law and the officers ap
pointed to execute it.
If the spirit of the law is carried
out both parties will be treated alike,
and I have seen yesterday and to-day
that the officers appointed by the Ex
ecutive are actuated by a spirit of res
olute firmness, combined with the ut
most fairness, the most rigid justice,
and the strictest impartiality.
A great deal of stress has"been laid
by some of the speakers upon ihe fact
that the Registration Law requires al
persons of foreign birth to show their
papers, or make oath.or briii"g w;tnosses
who can prove that they have i i.iared
their intention to become citizens of
this country, or that they have been
I cannot possibly see any hardship
in this provision, being a foreign born
citzen myself, inasmuch as I bad to do
the same thing heretofore at almost
every election whenever the democratic
side saw fit to challejre mv vote of
which privilege they frequently availed
themselves either from spite, pleasan
try or ignorance of the fact of my nat
The gentleman who just preceded
me (Mr. Morten) and who is in the
habit of letting slip from his glib tongue
many expressions mat may please the
low minded and vulgar, but are consid
ered by others as indecent and imgcn
ilemanly, seems to be considerably har
rassed over the fact, that the negro
(or to use his own words) the irre
pressible gizzard footed, curly-headed
and stinking African, is entitled to the
franchise under the laws and Constitu
tion of Ne' raska.
The nirger ;.nd the nigger always
comes up before the disturbed imagin
ations of the rebels and conservatives,
and like Banquu's ghost, will not go
down. Now I have a chapter on ne
gro equality and negro suffrage that I
wish to recite. Who indorsed and in
augurated negro suffrage in the State
uf New York ? Answer, the demo
cratic party, with Martin Van Buren
at their head. Who indorsed negro
suffrage in the State of Maine ? The
democratic party and the very men who
now cry negro equality. Who elected
a man as ice rresiaent or tne Uni
ted States who had a nejrro wife and a
arge and growing negro family ?
I he demorratio p.irty. Who introduced
n North Carolina, Tennesse and other
Southern States and practiced negro
oting for years? The pro-slavery
democratic party. Why? Because
the negroes voted their way. That is
Who introduced a resolution in the
Legislature of Ohio to strike out the
word "while" as a qualification for suf-
rage? George E. Pugh, the war-
horse of democracy; and he was
elected United States Senator by the
democratic legislature immediately
afterwards. Who cry the most about
negro equality ? The very men who
have the most mulatto babies. Now,
et me say to you that this whole cry of
negro equality and negro suffrage is a
humbug, a political humbug, to take
advantage of and appeal to your preju
dices and the man who does it is a po-
itical knave or a political fool. There
is no such a thing as social equality.
You take in your family just whom
you please and keep out just whom
you please. We select our own asso
ciates and no man, nor government,
nor church, nor society, has any right
to interfere in this matter or control
you or me ; and if my special demo
cratic friends think they need a new
law to keep them from marrying ne
groes and from getting on an equality
with cegroe?, why I expect we had
better make a law for their especial
benefit. But we all know what hurts
them, they fear that the negro won,
vote their way. ;
If the freedmen, or any respectable
portion of them, could be induced 'to
vote their ticket, these very meu that
now denounce them and say tbey are
monkeys and ourang-outangs ftnd don't
belong to the human family, (thereby
giving the lie to Alexander Humboldt
and all other great physiologists of the
world), would certainly beseech them
in the Januaae of the poet -
" Oh, come rest in this oom.
My own stricken dex -
Thoufth the herd have flown from thee,
Thj home is still Here.
I know lo, I ask not
What color t-ju art ;
I know that I -crre thee
O, com te ri heart 1
This gentleman must have made
some very --pepetratiog studies of the
color and smell" wthe .negro, for in
almost every issue of hi paper you can
read, and in everyone of hja har-
rangues you are sure to near or ib$
"smelling-bottles and the contractea
double-distilled compound essence of
arm-pit perspiration and Billy Goat."
I, for my part never came into so
close contact with the colored race or
sex as to be as good a judge of the
smell of the negro ; but be that ever
so offensive or distasteful, I cannot help
thinking that I would still prefer it to
the scent of Hood still reeking from
the hands of the bushwhacker and guer
rilla, whom my colleague of the uVeivs
is now so earnestly soliciting not to fail
to register, he being aware that the
fact that every man who ever raised
his traitorous hands to the criminal at
tempt to tear down the tall pillars that
support the American Union, will vote
the democratic ticket
It should be a recognized maxim in
political science to give only to the
friends and defenders of a covernment
its direction and control. Ne rer;be
the framers of our riec-titm Law were
magnanimous enough to allow all such
repentant rebels to be registered as
qualified voters when they have availed
themselves of the President's "Am
nety Proclamation" Ly taking the oath
I am rejoicr-ij n sc tin; editor of the
AVu'S advise r .j'jHst and urge with
such a degree of sincerity and earn
estness his rebel friends to take that
oath of loyalty and to register; for
this seems to indicate that he has sud
denly concluded to cease trying to make
treason respectable; that he finally
came to the conclusion that the rebel
cause is lo?t without hope, and that any
further sympathy with secession is
useless, odious and infamous. How
truly did Watt's say:
" As lone as the lamp holds out to barn.
The vilEst sinner may return
The gentleman from Kansas (Mr.
Blacker) made, among several other
reckless statements, the remark thai
in Nebraska the Registration Law was
uncalled for and unnecessary, as if he
never had heard of the infamous frauds
and ballot-stuuiing perpetrated by the
corrupt Buchanan officials in the years
1S-50 ond 1SG0.
Many of you will ceriuinly remem
ber the election frauds committed in
Calhoun county, Monroe Precinct,
Platte County, at Cottonwood Springs.
or in Izard County, where it was proved
after traveling all over it, that there
was not even a white man or an Indian,
nor any living ihing found, but one old
gray wolf, and still bogus returns of
arge majorities were made in favor of
the Democratic candidate, and upon
nvestigation ly a congressional com
mittee traced with almost unerring
certainty to tne door of the then Sec
retary of the Territory (Mr. Morton)
or very near to that placa.
Who has not read th reports of the
shameful election frauds, in the so
called northern precinct of L'Eauqui
court County, where a' vote of 122
came in for Mr. Morton, although
there was no such a tdace as that in the
Territory. The (evidence taken in the
contest, between Daily and Morton
shows the boflleit'!; onenest, and most
outrageous ever perpetrated in
any country it 'has been published in
almost everyone. vspaper in the world ;
it is reco.ded in the Congressional
Globe and archives ; it forms a part of
the histry of our State, and is so clear
and positive that his children will be
estopped from denying it. 1
, Kis high perfection in the science of
mrvnufactunng fraudulent election re
turns, besideshis natural gift of gab
And billingsgaie may explain ihe re
peated nomination of a man who lacks
decency, discretion, veracity, patriot
ism, in fact all tie essential qualifica
tions of a party leader or an editor of
a party orgnn. ! . , :
It is not strange that a man who has
been rejected by the vote of the peo
ple as often as threetimes in six months,
should charge us with frauds at every
successive defeat; but if true they
vould be so many forcible arguments
for the necessity of a stringent regis
tration law. 5
Another gentleman made the remark
to-night that it is troublesome to regis
ter, but let me ask him, if it is not also
troublesome to role ? AH this incon
venience is . the price we have to pay
for the high privilege of self-government.
Those who are not willing' to
pay that price, those who are tho lazy,
too much occupied in business, too
proud or too fond of their kid-gloved
Mjtocracy, to attend to the work of
registitjn, and to go to the polls on
election dayr not fit to be citizens of
a self governing' vfqntry. and ought to
emigrate to Austria orwance.
There they will be relieved of all
such inconvenience. Pleasant arrange
ments exist by which all the burdens
and annoyances of controlling the
State, county and city government, are
taken from the people and imposed
upon certain personages, who pay
taemselves for their services as much
as they please. Taxes are heavy,
personal liberty is not always regard
ed ; but the people are not annoyed
with registration laws, or the confusion
and excitement of election days. I
wish a fe.w thousand Americans of
this State could enjoy this happy free
dom from the responsibilities of citizens-hip
for a while. They would come
Lack less lazy, less disposed to enjoy
the blessings of free institu'ions and
leave others to do the necessary work,
less reluctant to register, to attend
nominating conventions or to vote.
They would come back decidedly more
disposed to perform their whole duty as
Yes, I feel that they would strain
every muscle and every nerve to sup
port, protect and defend the Republic; (
to insure domestic tranqui'ity; to per- j
petuate the liberties of the people; to
protect all persons throughout the lahi
in their equal rights; to bring backa
prosperity to the Union purer and more
enduring than that which has blessed
us before; to heal all jealousies, unite
all policies, compact our strength, pu
rify our principles, ennoble oar national
ambition and make the American peo
ple great and strong, not for wars and
aggression, but for the peace of the
world, giving to them tbe glorious pre
rogative of leading all nations to juster
laws, to more humans policies, to sin
cerer friendthip, 'to 'national civil lib
erty, and to universal brotherhood
The Huge' Monster of Lake
The following is an account of the
Capture? rt' the Great Monster of
Lake Michigan,' the huge fish which
has of la.e formed the subject of so
many sensational reports by the locals
of the Lake cities. According to this
v en 'nous account, a party with guns,
pistols, and improvised harpoons, went
in search of the "sea-serpent" early
Monday morning, in the tug Davidson,
and al once found him at the mouth of
As near as . accurate eyes could
judge, the head was larger than a large
beer vat, while thejaws were stroDgly
bound, and lined wiih teeth like great
spikes. From the head the body taper
ed on until not one of the party could
tell where the tail commenced. In
length he was at least one hundred
feet, and his hide seemed tough snd
covered with scales that resembled
oyster shells, over-lapping each other.
He seemed a terrible monster, and no
wonder that there were few in the
party who possessed the temerity to go
up boldly to the attack. Tho great jaws
worked rapidly, and it was evident the
monster was. taking his meal, not
dreaming of danger. So intently did
the party watch the feeding of the
monster, they did not notice that their
boat was drifting gently toward the
seething pool made by the monster's
tail.' Suddenly it struck tbetoat. The
lookers on were knocked nearly from
their feet the boat careened nearly
to the starboard rail she shook and
trembled in every joint. If the look
ers on ; were astonished, so was the
monster. ; No sooner did he feel the
blow than he s'opped his meal, ejected
what he had in his mouth, raised kis
head up out of the water at least six
feet, and turned his fiery and flashing
eyes upon the boat. There is nit one
of the party who will ever forget that
look, or who did not quail before it.
It lasted .but a moment, asd.then (he
huge monster began to move. He
turned his head first toward the boat,
and his huge jaw opened. It was an
instant of terror to .a W. With quick
forethought, Capt. -Consaul let the full
steam into the whittle and it yelled and
shrieked like ten thousand devils. At
the same moment, Mr. Reed, one of
the party, $Iew a harpoon. The
barbed ironptruck the monster fairly
in the eyeand the red blood spouted
out untiL.t Btruck the boat. Such a
yell of gony as was uttered by the
beast i We cannot describe it. It was
like oiher sound we ever heard.
It .. j-artook of the human wail co
rjoiogled with the agonizing screech of
the panther in the dead of night. The
huge monster in his agony fairly threw
himself out of the water. The line
attached to the harpoon snapped like a
kite cord, as the monster fell back.vvhile
the water of the lake ros'e in high and
Then the monster turned. Its agony
sunk into means and sobs which he
vainly tried to smother. He was
wounded badly even unto death. It
seemed to paralyze his strength, and
he traveled slowly out into the lake.
Captain Consaul immediately headed
his boat and gave chase. The monster
seemed to feel that he must put forth
all h's strength if he would escape, and
he bent himself to the task. The afTair
was exciting. Guns and pistols were
fired. The bullets struck the tough
mail with which the monster was cov
ered and skipped off over the water.
They did not injure him in the least,
but only.f?TU speed to his flight. It was
now plainly to fee seen that he would
escape, xvery men ot steam was put
on - the boat. She nearly buried her-
ee'.f under the waves, but still the mon
ster gained upon her.
The toughest skinned animals have
vulnerable points. Chief of Police
B-k had been watching carefully.. He
saw his mark directly under the huge
fin He took deliberate aim and fired.
A yell from the monster, before which
the first was but an infant's cry. went
up to heaven. Again the red blood
spurted, and the monster stopped still.
We read of the "death agonies of
the lion, the tif er, the elephant and
the buffalo. Those who did not see the
agony of the great aquatic monster
know nothing of such things. He gave
utterance to heart piercing shrieks
He moaned and cried and shrieked by
turns first a tone of sadness and grief,
and then of rage. It was thrillingly
sublime but awful. That the mons'.er
was mortally wounded was patent to
all, but that he determined to die game
was as patent. He lay quiet but a tew
seconds. Then he raved and tore.
His whole frame trembled beneath his
rage. His jaws opened and closed with
a sound like a hammer on the forge,
and his tail lashed the water until it
boiled. His single eye, large and blaek
appeared to emit sparks. In ten min
utes the death struggle came. There
was one move the body straightened
out to its full length and the great
sea monster was dead.
It was at first proposed to tow tht
monster into the harbor, but the Chief
of Police B k said that purifica
tion would soon set in, and the party
would be prosecuted for commuting a
nuisance. Each man secured a scale
from the monster, and he ; was towed
out until clar of the South Foint, when
he was allowed to drift on his way
down the lake. . i
The season of theear is approach
ing when the happy Fair days will
come. We are net certain that some
poetic feeling do-J not come over us
when we contemplate these happy rural
gatherings. , fiete are .he mellow days
of Autumn, Mnged with their Indian
summer haziness. These are happy
times for, Covers ; for it is such a sweet
occasion, for them to ride togother to
the Fairs, and then walk around arm
in ar;ntand view the various objects of
interest. It is a happy time for mar
ried people, too, for the whole family
must certainly go the Fair and hus
band and wife, and the dearly loved
children, are up betimes and pack
themselves snugly away and ride to the
Fair. Old and young, little and big,
male and female, all attend, and all are
happy. Fair days are holidays rural
holidays, and delightful ones, too.
Every county should have its agricul
tural society and agricultural Fairs.
Nothing will give such an impetus to
farming matters. Nothing will be so
instrumental in introducing the best
breeds of cattle, horses, sheep, hogs,
&.c, or in making the farmers ac
quainted with the merits of the best
plows, cultivators, harrows, reapers and
mowers, fanning mills, cider mills, and
in fact all kinds of farm machinery,
even down to churns. Every depart
ment of industry and mechanism will,
or ought to be, exhibted and thus
farmers derive the greatest benefit.
iVell-to do farmers will go to other
cuunties to exhibit and take premiums
and thus good stock will be intro-
duced, that would not have been other-J
wise. The ladies, too, will compete
with one another, in making a superior
article of butter, cheese, lard, pre
serves, pickles, &c, or in specimens of
their needle work. A healthy emula
tion is thus cultivated. People meet,
form new acquaintances, acquire new
opinions and more enlarged ideas, get
the rough corners knocked ofT, and be
come better fitted for society. All
encouragement, say we. to the Fairs.'
Coleman's Rural IVorld.
Weston's Walk from Portland,'
Maine, to Chicago Twelve
Hundred Miles in Twenty
Six Days, for a Stake of Ten
We have already announced that
Edward Payson Weston, the young pe
destrian, who created somewhat of a'
sensation in 1SG1 by walking from
Boston to Washinton against time, av
eraging fifiy-one miles for ten consec
utive days, has been pitted ugainst his
old antagonist to walk from Portland.
Me., to Chicago, Ills., a distance of
twelve hundred miles, ia twenty-six
walking day?, for the sum of $10,000
a Eide. '
The " articles of agreement provide
that Weston is I? perform his arduous
Iabtr in thirty days, ithout walking
between midnight on Saturday and
midnight on Sunday ; he is "to follow
tbe post road; is to walk 100 consedS
tive miles inside of twenty-four ; con
secutive hours as a part of the feat,
Weston being priviledged to rAe five'
trials, on such days as he m&j select,
provided he fails in his firs': attempt ;
he will be accompanied by two sworn'
witnesses for each side, who are to fol
low him in a wagon, and each to make
statement under oath ars to his progress;
and the stakes (2qCX)0, less Sl.200
already upas forfeit) are to be hand
ed to the winner at Chicago as soon as
the result is ascertained. The start
from Portland will be made between
the 1st and th 15ih of October.
The following is Mr. Weston's cal
culation as to' the points at which he
will stop, and the number of miles he
expects to make on each day :
Leave Portland at twelve o'clock m.,'
Tuesday, October 15, walk to Kenne
bunk.Me., 23 miles.
Wednesday, 15, Salem, Mass., C9
Thursday, 17, North Atlleboro, 10
Friday, 18, leave North Attleboro
at 5 P. m., walk to East Hartford.
Conn , a distance of 100 miles, arriv
ing at 4:55 r. m . on Saturday.
Saturday, 19, Hartford, 2 miles.
Monday, 21, Cornwall Bridge, 54
Tuesday, 22, Chatham Four Corn
ers, N. Y., 32 miles.
Wednesday, 23, Schenectady, 46
Thursday, 21, St. John's, 4G miles.
Friday, 25. Rome, 46 miles.
Saturday, 26, Warner's, 47 miles.'
Monday, 2S, Palmyra. 49 miles.
Tuesday, 29, Byron. 47 miles. .
Wednesday, 30, BufTalo, 45 miles
Thursday, 31, Brocton 4S miles.
Friday, November 1, Erie, Penn
sylvania 40 miles.
Saturday, 2, Geneva, Ohio, 50 miles
Monday, 4, Cleveland, 45 miles.
Tuesday, 5, Wakeman, 43 miles.
Wednesday. 6, Tremoat, 36 miles.
Thursday, 7, Sprinsfield, 39 miles.
Friday, 8, Bryan. 45 miles.
Saturday, 9, Ligonier, Indiana, 54
Monday, 11, Mishawaka, 4S miles.
Tuesday, 12, Calumet, 49 mile.
Wednesday, 13, Chicago Junction,
Illinois, 32 miles.
Thursday, 14, reach Chicago, 6
miles, at 12 m.
On this trip Weston will pass through
parts of ten different Slates, and more
than 300 cities and towns. In a pri
vate letter he says: "The calculation
for each day's travel is made on th
supposition that I do not fail to make'
100 miles in the walk from North At
lleboro to East Hartford. Failing in
this, however, I have four other trials,
which I shall make at intervals of five
days. In 1S61 I made an average of
51 miles per day, for ten consecutive
days, in the worst season of the year
for walking February and March. '
Qn this trip my average will be 47
miles, and the feat is to be performed
during the most pleasant part of the
year. I have tried nine different times
to walk 100 miles in twenty-four con
secutive hours, but have never succeed
ed. On one trial I came within two
miles of it. I think I can accomplish
the feat after a week's practice, and if
I am successful on the fourth day of
tbe trip I would not give ten cents to
be insured the victory."
Should Weston fail on each trial, to
make 100 consecutive miles in each
twenty-four hours, his backer forfeits
six-tenths of the stake, whether the
wnoie distance ne accomnnsnea in th9
rrjren time or not. DemocrcK-
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