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" nuj man attempt to haul down the .'Interim n Flix, hoot him on the sjtot."
PLATTSMOUI'II, NE13KASKA, Tl IU 111)A Y, NOVEMBER .',, 78687
w.j : i: KLY,
M . IX II AT I i A WAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
, curutr Maia street and Levee, second
Of I .-.
TeiTi.6: $2..r0 per annum.
Hates of .1 tcerttsin
y ji in 'i i.-tpaee of tt- a li-ies) o-je in sit! i.-r
i n! -int iu-ertt-n
r..r. i ,n.il rar.l- u-.t e seeedini; si x ll
O luirtfrcji'ima ir k-h, ji-t an r.'l iu
si x niont In
' " lur e uiuulhs
rf fclf c il-itun twel ve nioiilli.--
" " six months
" tl.ree m-utfis
Oi? - tlania tlv- mmtln
s i x mou: :i s - -'
three months - -
4. 1 Hra i-i-?ul a-i verii'-in-iiM 111111 be us
ad .'arj e
w- We are prepared to do all kinds of
i "it notice, and iu a style Hint w ill
ATTOKXEY AT LAW,
Vu ATTSMOUTII - - NERUASKA.
ATTOllNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
IMi AT rsMOUTII, . ;iMSKA
a ttvu .'."' .i.v i (rssiiAn at.au'.
ami pay taxes f ir
nuii rt-ftu lit-1.
iui: r.v 1 jri-l a irj)fMVc.. lau-ls and lull for 9it
II. It LIVINGSTON, M. D.
.!. l:i- ;rfviotial fcrTk-s tu tb citii-'u of
Platte Valley Hou.se '
'ill,. 15. Mi -itpiiv, I'rui rietor.
Corntr i f .Vii Fottrl'i Street.
i.-u-!v f ir-ll-j
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t il A: Cliai-i-iuau
A'I'TOIiM-VS AT LAW,
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Solicitors iu Chancery.
plattsm ct:i, -
y eh 1: ask a.
Li.ick, Uvif.' ry A Co .
Dealer i a!l kic-I-4 i f
M.-trmf "'urer of
i;r; hi in,r r.ut
j- At the ik-i
J-.v 'J-'-o. l-'il-i.
cr.lttM-a and Iipatth.
WATC7MAKEB and JEWELER,
M iTTSMorill. . - NCBUASKA
A -J a ottin
nt of Vatche- .'io
1 old Pi-un
i . ai arid l-
Jewelry, fdv-o War--, Kane- i
,ta rrttu-rtiiu iwvs - n haud,.
jlltc.i l- hi'- vare will b warranted.
A -rii : i, l--'"5.
i 11. lataii, ciihiiUS i tmixriu,
Ltt Supt oi. i' AJiirs. AUarnryt ai Late
IRISH, CALHOUN & CROXTON-
o- me. I ceritl-inen have associated
.l- .ir.. i hiuinrti f-r the l-nrlMe i'f Lr--M-;ut-
1 . . ....I ....:l.-i tin all chum a-.nu-l 'be tittlieral
i,v.- unieat, or anain-t any tr'.be -if In. li an-, and
..rei.rej to uro-eeute such ilaims, either i-efore
;.iQ,-i',uriiy.i( the Department of (.ioveruiiienl
r iwo .re the 1 -mrt ol l laltus.
m l.i.u inn .!-.. t.- iiis nersonal attention to
- no in... .it Wa-ihtllirton.
- o:!o-.t at Nebraska City. corner sf Main aud
:tion:l Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON- D- C K-Vi
F. M- DORRINGTON.
r-VV:TS.UOUHl, - - NEBRASKA,
. ir 1 t .
-s. 0-1 in
rei -nt ani proeru'e cUims luf rt
f 1'i.iims aad ibe lep. .ui- ol. l'a-
-ii", L) mnt ml H-.-u'ity Lm!s !--"tt
-i.tres mo'lurat-.-, a cd in pr--t-i ti-n to
,f ttie ciaim. v. M. DOUKIN'j ro.
(ien'-r.:l Lift-, Acciden
Fire, Inland and
VUl t ike ri-'i- i
J .jot M ; -- i J t
tJ-O lit- at t:
re-is nntjie r.it
sin the raoat j-tIiall
t" :.i:t: i s-t.it.-s.
e b i store, l:n i--r t uth, Nrbrai
niyitdtf SI Mil" A. 3. UK-irAl.t i M H-i. B. P. Ktss:.tr
t)t i-t: th: Cilj liak'rv.
If E v-'-iul-I r- siia;tf jiiy u:
ee t thf i.tiies
jf I'l i-.ts-iiouth nt.! vi -ii.ity. :hat we h ivejust
ireceive.l alareaad we.l -e-ee'.e.i htockoT lt-ter
0-).!, consisuu ol Flowers, ttibbuns, velTtts, drees
t ir tmniincs, Ae., Ac. We will sell the eheaprst ir-vxis
.-aver itd iu tbitcity. We can accommodate all our
ld eustiTiier :1D-1 as m.ttiy netr ones as will 'avor us
irithaca.t. Ail kiads of work iu our line done to
jrdT. Perfv-ct iit.iifiction given or no charge".
I IMVjELLI.M.s at all price.
Any or-oDswlsbiiiK tu purchase Farin-pronerty, or
I Ki gxietirK in town will rtu'l theni for sale t al
, jiriren. By
f rI- KKJIL K.STATB AOKWT.
1 e. OK. MnC AT.T.ITM
Maitnf ctarerofand dealer in
S:iddl and ISainc,
Of evrv d-sCrlilion, wholesale au-l retail. 13"J
Alain tr el, b-tweeu5lb mid it(i atreels, Nebraska
JAMF.S 0'NKII. is my authorize-) A (rent for the
collection of all accounts due the underpinned r-r
tu.-.liral serv 1. his receipt will he valid fur the
payment of any monies on said Mreriiirit:!.
AiiK-t 14. iMi7. K. ki. Ll VJN;ST0X. M.D.
HEED, BEARDSLEY & CD,
Rsal E&tato Agents ,
WEEl'JXO WATER, SELRKSKA.
Ij u1k l.-m-ht, mnuHoil anil sold. Valuable"! ira
!-er I.iiii-1 fur s;ile. Tax a pai-l f.-r Non-re&id-nm
Cullei tions l . lulnptlr alt' i.drd to.
inarch -G 1C?.
In the rear of City llakerv.
Parry arliele-i wa-he I ami -biu-.- U ia the neatest
style, fratiiifiici in citantnteeil
Fiat:i!uuih, Nebraska, Jnue -J.'i ti Dlilf.
Wm. V. Ikish, Proprietor.
Corner of JUttin and Third Strctt,
f.ard by the day
Charg-s m derati-.
laily for all )itits
S'a:e leave ttiw House
Nurih. South, t-t and V ol.
Binders tSc Pnperdealern.
SALYT JOSEPH, .IO.,
If. I3. TODD,
".EWiNG MACHirf AB'T
I t'L.X TTSMOC J't, XEISUASLA.
A ir-- . :i-.t-)-tiri-Dt of m-?iin-8 and m-teNine (ln l-k-i-t
:! li.ti.-ii. Lj"U:'-e at M liiilui.mu'.
!..:!, i-, re. 1-tc. 4 ti"
.1 '.'" rtjiit'm,! on shurl no: ice,
PlattoraiCUvh ITdl i I S 3 .
Cost! iu w-r'i (1-lie ou short
1DO.OOO E?:s!2t'!w of YStcat
Wau:e.l itnir.e-Kttt'ely, for whhh the hiln st n nike
i-n- e will he fai l. auf2r( tf
Feed, Sale anu Liverjr
I am iTC-re-! to ac -i ir.rrodate trie pill-lie wtt
Horses, Carriages and Buggies,
Also, a ni-e Hearse,
On ft.ort n- tn e and rei-f oiialde terms,
run to -.lean-boat !aoU:.-, a"' tu all
A Hack will
u Jesii- d.
THOMAS W. S3IRY0CK,
AXD DEALER IX A T.I. EIM'S OF
Furniture and Chairs.
THIRD STRKET, (Near Main,)
VLA TTSMO I T II, .YEBR.1SK.1.
Ke;iarink' anil Vnrni hine neatly d ne.
Kuuerals atu.-i.ded at the .-t ortrsl notice.
Wm. St a dt Iiiiasii & Co ,
One door u'cs of Donelan's Drug-store,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS,
IAT., rAPS. SOOTS. SHOES,
Ti: VXES, VA 1. ISEH,
and a central stock of
For tue I'luius; a'.ao, a latse lot of
RUB HER CLOTIILYG, REVOLV
ERS 1.YD vYOTWjYS.
We bought low and will sell cheap for cash. Cal.
and examine our tock before 3-u buy any where elsel
jyl '66 Wm. S l ADKLMANS A. CO.
W. D. OACE.
V. R. DAVIS.
hoots and snoi:ss
il7iiH Street, txo doors abore Fourth,
Wher- the r'-blic may find
THE BEST OF GOODS,
and priced as low as can be fouud in the city.
We relnrn fhanks for the liberal patronac e
bare received, and hope to merit its coctinuaoce.
Or-. nn.'Z i AO E k DA VI?. '
;OVLI();i rtlKSSAfcC, .
Delivered at a Special Session of the Leg-
islulure of the
oiuie oj j toraHtiit,
Omaha, October 27,
Senators and Representative .Members
of the General assembly :
lit the xercise of th- power vesied
in the Governor bv the C-jnsiiiuu'on.
and impelled by what I conceive to be
the will of the entire petrpie of the
S:aie, I have called jou together at this
tiine for a Mugle and a pt;cl'ic purpose.
An inielligtnt and free people will
always prize most hitrLlv the exercise
of their poluicHl sovereignty at the bal
lot-box in the election of their repre
sentative.. They will never fail io.ee
that it is the enlv iaferruard of their
civil and religious
raaon it is that our
nght?. l or -.his
own people attach
great value to it in the choice who thall
represent them in the administration of
even their ordinary and hcal concerns.
They give to it inerea-iing imponance
as the irjfl-jence of its exercise extends
to Ct tinty, Stat; and Naiienal aflairs ;
and their interest reaches its hihes:
limits, as ih v xerclse their sovereign
ty in the t Inciion of the Ch:ef Kxecu
uve oflicer of the American people
Hence, or.ee in every four year, we
wi'ne.-s the active political canvasss in
nhicli o many of our citizens engage
hence the gathering of those vast as
.eiiibl.iaes 'far the discu jion of ques
tions involved hence the increasing
en'.hus:asiii of the people ai thoe times
until the entire population "f the coun
try seems swayed with in'ense interest
The approaching election, to beheld
on the 31 of November, will be the -first
occa.ion on which our people, as citi
zen? t;f ihe Slate of Nebra.-ka. will
have the opportunity at exerci.-inr this
high piivilege. They have looked for
vvard to that day with patriotic concern
They have becair.e animated in the di
cu'sion of the issues involved, ar.d their
i.-itere.-t dee p -n as (ha day of final de
ci-R'ri npfruadies. No coriMderaliois
of trivial sicn fi . ar.ee should be allowed
tu jeopardise iheir light at-that time tc
e-x:.re-s 'heir will
s 'fieir will in apnointinc
electors for this S'a:e
It is imp 'rtant.and none know better
thnn American citiicr.s how necessaty
to the public welfare it is ; that thee
acts of sovereignty on the part of the
. - -1 - . -
iaw. When so exercised all cood
citizens, whi'tl.er found in ihe majority
cr ininori.y, practically accept thj de
cif ion as their own. and abide the result
with the u'most cheerfuluessi lint
when exercised in disregard or defiance
of law, dissensions and ammo-ities are
engendered, which will ever prove det
rimeiital to the peace and welfare of
the State. Ilei.ce it i. that the neces
i:y of convening the Genera! Assem
bly at this time, has arisen.
The Coni'i'.ution of ih United States
provides that Each Slate halI ppomt
in such mnnner as the Legi.-lattire
thereof nay direct, a numher of 1'lec
tor, equal to the whole number cf
Senators and Representatives to which S
ihe State may be en'Hied in Longress.
In consequence of the recent aJmis
sion of Nebraska into tlie Union, the
time prescribed by the Constitution for
i - i
the regular fssiim of the .Iejislature
has not yet arrived. Since the admis
sion, you have been once .convened bv
the call of the Executive. At that time
your attention was directed to ihe many
important questions growtDg out of the
Change in our domestic government,
which were pressing upon us for im
mediate action. An exigency that
would arise nearly two year i:i the fu
ture, and from circumstances w!iol!y
new to the State, escaped the attention
of all. It is now upon us and demands
immediate action. You have, therefore,
been called together, at this time, to
make such provision for the appoint
ment of Electors of President and V ice
President of the United States cf
America, as you in your wisdom may
The framers of the Constititutico and
the people of the whole country, in
ratifying that Constitution, have wisely
entrusted la the Legislature of the sev
eral States the direction of the n.anner
in which the electtrstshall be appointed.
To you it is entrusted fir the State of
Nebraska. It became my official du'y,
under the cous.utution of the State, to
call you together and to announce to yoi
the purpese for which you were con
vened. Without transcending that duty
I might advance suggestions and make
recommeLdatioas, but, having full con
fidence in your wifdotn. and knowing
th.n you cjine directly from the midst
of the people, it is with pleasure that I
leave the whole matter where the Con
stitution of the United States and the
people hve left it in your hands.
It is made the duty or the Governor
to "comi.iuuicate at every session, by
message to the Legislature, the condi
tion of the State." But. as no Legis
la live action can be taken at this time
upon the subjects noticed, I fhall speak
only in brief and general terms, de
ferring till the approaching regular ses
sioa iu January, the more full and de
tailed account necessary as a basis for
definite and intelligent Legislation.
I am happy to announce to you, and
through you to the people, tbnt in the
review ef our social and financial con
dition. I am able.witb gratitude to the
I Great Giver of all Good, to use almost
J exclusively the language ot felicitation. I
The fruitful eurth hits again yielded
the bountiful harvest a salubrious cli
mate has been to the people a source of
general health and the course of trade
has given a reasonable commercial
prosperity. Ti e tlesring of peace and
safety with one or two exceptions on
the frontier, have been largely enjoyed
throughout the State.
Of our educational interests I can
hardly steak in so flattering terms as I
could desire. While the government can
not. and ought nt to interfere iu the
religious affair of the people further
than to secure to every individual entire
freedom in the formation and exercise
of his religious far.h, it can not regard
with indifference the intelligence of the
people. upon which so much depends the
tone of public and private morals, as
well as the public safety and ihe ma
terial prosperity of the State. Ant,
notwithstanding the many subjects of
grei t moment, with the grave interests
involved iu them, that will engage the
attention of the next legislature, the
perfecting of our system of public in
struction, in importance surpas.-es them
all. It should receive, and 1 trust will
receive from that body the most carefu
Our land interests have received
constant attention. I am able to report
that nearly all (he lands donated by the
General Government in the "Enabling
Act," have been selected and entered
in the name of the State. That (hope
entries will be speedily confirmed by
the Department of the Interior at
Washington admit of no question.
The school lands in several of the
counties have been brought into market
and with gratifying results. From the
bales in one county upwards of Kiftn
eight Thousand Doll.-.rs have been al
ready received and from another up
wards of Twenty-nine 'Thousand.
From ihe sale of a single sec:ion in
Lancaster county upwards of Thirty
Thousand Dollars were realized. The
prices generally have been at a conoid
erable advance beyond Seven Dollars
per arce, the minimum fixed by the
Legislature. About Twenty-five Thou-,
and Dollars of the proceeds of thee
sales have been iiivpted by the com
missioners appointed for that purpose,
in what are knowu as the Military
benefit of the heat-, .Vjy-fIi.ULe
bonds, to the chilJren of our own State
instead cf paying it to capitalists
The financial condition of the State
is, upon the whole, most sati-factory.
While the liabilities have not been ma
lerially increased, the taxable property
in the State has been largely augment
ed. The u:,uual expense arising from
locating aud entering the State lands ;
ihe appropriation for the completion of
the Tnormal School building at Peru;
the almost double outlay in the enre of
the insane and the cost incurred in the
survey and sale of the school lands
have been added to the ordinary ex
penses of the State for the last two
years. They have exhausted the fuud
appropriated for general purposes, caus
ing a few of our warrants to be thrnwn
upon the market, al the same lime that
i.L . I . f .1 !l
there are thousands of dollars lying uu
available in the treasury. Notwith
sttinding these unusual disbursements
from the treasury, the close of the fis
cal year will present an exhibit highly
While most of the States in the Uu-
lon are heavily incumbered in conse- ,
quence of the recent war, Nebraska Is '
virtually free from debt. Our material
resources are being rapidly developed
by the increasing tide of immigration.
Our facilities for commercial inter
course are unprecedented in the settle
ment of inland States. With the ear
ly completion of the projected rai'roads
that will stretch through the different
portions of the State nnd connect with
a system of almost interminable rail
ways in the East, and with early com
munication of like .character with all
the markets of the West, our material
prospects give brightest promise that
wi h reasonable economy and prudence
in the management of affairs under
the blessings of Him who alone rules
the destinitrs of nations, this S ate will
go on in a career of unusual prosperity
through succeeding generations.
The New York Tribune concedes
that Nebraf.a is the banner Iiepubli
can State in the October elections.
Her Republican majority k several
times larger, tn proportion to her vote
than that of any other Stale which held
an election on the 13ih.
The Republicans cf Nebraska have
but lo work with the same energy, de
termination, and unflagging inJus'.ry
duriDg the remainder of the campaign
to maintain that proud position and
double her majority on ihe 3rd Novem
ber. 'Doctor," said a lady, "I want you
to prescribe for me." "There is noth
ing the matter, madam," said the doc
tor, after feeling ber pulse ; "you only
need rest." "Now, doctor, just look at
my tongue," she persisted. "Just look
at it ; look at it 1 Now say, what does
that need?" "I ihink that needs rest,
too' said the doctor.
i Day of Thanksgiving for the Whole
Country Jpjointed by the 1 resident
By the President of
the United Stttes
In the year vvhich is now drawing to
us end, the art, the skill, and the labor
of the people of the United States have
been employed with greater diligence
and vigor, and on broader fields, than
ever before, aud the fruits of the earth
have been gathered into the granary
and the storehouses in marveluus abun
dance. Our highways have been length
ened, and new and prolific regions have
been occupied. We are permitted to
hope that long protracted political aud
sectional dissensions are, at no distant
day, to give place to returning harmony
ar d fraternal affeciou throjghout the
republic Many foreign States enter
ed liberal agreements with us, while
nations which are far olT, and which,
heretofore, have been unsocial and ex
elusive, have become our friends. The
annual period of rest which we have
reached in Health and tranquility, and
which is crowned with so much bless
ings, is, by universal consent, a conven
ient and suitable one for cultivating
personal piety and practicing public de
votion. I, therefore, recommend that
Tuesday, the 2G h day of November
next, be set apnrt and observed by all
the people of the United Stales as a
day of public praise, thanksgiving and
prayer to the Almighty Creator and
Divine Ruler of the universe, by whose
everwatchful, merciful and gracious
providence alone. States and Nations,
no. less than families and individual men,
do live and move and have their being.
In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the seal of the United States to
be affixed. Done at the city of
Washington, this twelfth day of
Octooer.in the year of our Lord,
one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight, and of the Indepen
l. s dence of the United States the
By the President:
William H. Seward,
Secretary of Slate.
Young man, did you ever think how
terrible that word aonnds ? Do you
ver thnk what misery and woe you
bring upon your friends when you de
grade your mauhood by getting drunk?
Oh, it is a fearful thing thus to trample
under fool the high claims that God nnd
man have upon you!
How it rings in the ears of a loving
wife! How it makes the heart of a
fond mother bleed? How it crushes
out the hopes of a doting father, and
brings reproach and hame upon loving
See him as he leans against some
friendly house, he is ready to fall into
lie opening jaws of hell, unconscious
Ji his approaching fate. The wife,
with tearful eyes and aching heart al
the window to hear her husband's foot
steps, but, alas they come not!
He is drunk!
The husband and parent is drunk !
He is f-pending his time and money
when he should be at home enjoying
the comforts and joys of his own fami
He is spending for liquor the means
of support, while his family is staryiug
for food and suffering for clothing.
His reputation is gone.
His friends, one by one. are reluct
antly leaving him to his miserable
He goes down to hi grave unhonor-
ed and unsung.
Standing Fire A young soldier
going to his barrack room to sleep for
the first time, quietly knelt down to
pray in the presence of his comrades
This act was a signal for a storm.
Hisses, shouts and whistling filled the
room with hideous noises. Bells were
thrown al the kneeling Boldier, and one
man leaped upon the bed and shouted
in bis ear. But he was unmoved to the
end of the prayer, when he arose and
quietly went to his repose. The next
night his ccmrades eagerly watched to
see if he would dare to pray a second
time. To their surprfse.he again drop
ped on his knees, and ihey saluted iiim
with the same noises as cu the previous
evening. lie did not flinch, however.
The third eventng he kneeled down
and prayed regardless of their contin
ued noise. Ou the fourth evening the
noi-e was less; on the Alth it was still
less, aud on the 6th one of the soldiers
exclaimed "He stands fire. He's gen
uine. After that no one disturbed him
He had overcome opposition, he had
"What is your notion of a true phy
sician?"asked a medical professor of a
student, to which the latter replied:
rile is an unfortunate gentleman who
s every day called upon te perform the
miracle reconciling health with intemperance."
A JIEW CAXI5IOATE.
We timidly suggest another candi
date for the consideration of the per
plexed Democracy. It is hard to have
a great party go by default for want of
a representative, especially when New
York furnishes a man with a reputation
in jre extended even than Seymour, and
of as positive character as Gen. Ii!air.
A friend writes up that intelligent peo
ple in Paris ask "who is Seymour,"
and "was he a general under Lee?"
New York present a - candidate
whose name is familiar to Paris and
London. We refer to Mr. John Allen.
No- 30o Water st. Sir. Allen earned
sudden and dazzling renown as The
"Wickedest Man in New York." He
was an object of penitence. He at
tended prayer meeting-. He urged his
companions in crime to -lrustin Je
sus" and "Prepare to meet their God "
He propose to enter the ministry, and
to go over the country as an example
of saving grace. But one thiDg John
would not do. He would not abandon
the Democratic party. -'Close my bar"
he said, but leave me the Constitution!
'Hold Prayer Meetings, but don't com
'ppl me to associate with niggers!
Break my gin bottles, but don't ask
"me to go back on Seymour ! I can
give up the dance business, but I can-
not eive up my Democracy !"
Of course such a "conversion" could
have but one result. So long as John
clung to the Democracy there couU be
no repentance, and so we find him be
fore Justice Dowling for "keeping a
disorderly house." His address lo thai
Judge is diplomatic. He talks like
Seymoi r. Thu3 :
Allen If no charge is made I prom
ise to have nothing to do with politics.
Judge Dowling Do you mean to say
that politics had anything to do wi'.h
your arrest ?
Allen I don't say anything at nil
about it, your Honor.
This is just the position that Mr.
Seymour held before the Convention.
Seymour had nothing to do with poli-'
tics and was Dominated. Allen would
have nothing to do with politics, and he
was held to bail. Plainly, such devo
tion to Lemocracy needs encourage
ment. Here is a man who would rath
er be a Democrat lhan a grotleman or
a Christian, who i a conspicuous mem
ber of the party, and w ho will probably
cast more votes than any ten Kepubli
over ihe world, ai d hii Democracy ha?
passed unscathed through the fires of
hundred prayer meetings. Sx:h a
man would rally the pary. and lead to
the erand ' uprising" for which the
IVorld is clamoririg Tribune!
I never et on the man who is al
ways tell. eg what he would have done
if he hid been in f: I have noticed
this kind never get there.
The fear of the law here, and the
law hereafter, has furnished us some
very clever tpecimens of Christianity.
t ooi don i know their strength ; if
they did, they would keep still.
Trud happmess seems to consist in
wanting all we can enjoy, and then
getting all we want.
Beauty never dies ; it is like truth ;
they both have an immortality some
Truth is radical ; fiction is conserva
If you would make vourself agreea
ble, wherever you go, listen to the
grievances of others, but never relate
Men never seem to get tired cf talk
ing of themselven, but I have heard
them when they showed signs of weak
ness. Common sense is most generally des
pised by those who haven't got it.
Although mankind worsl ip wealth,
I will give them credit for one thing
ihey seldom mistake it for brains.
Treason is one of those stains that
Shut New England out in ihe cold
I should as soon think of shutting the
cold out of New England.
Monuments are poor investments
the bad don't deserve them, and the
good don't need them.
The best way to ksep a secret is to
It isn't so much trouble ia get rich as
it is to tell when we have got rich.
If a man wants to get at his actual
dimensions let him visit a graveyard.
It is a good plan to know many peo
pie, b;it let only few know you..
1 don t care ho.v much a man talks
if he will only say it in a few words
Anybody can tell where lightning
struck last, but it takes a smart man to
find out where it is going to strike next
time this is one of the differences be
tween learning and wisdom.
I have got a first rate recollection
but no memory. I ran recollect dis
tinctly of losing a ten dollar bill, but
can't remember where, to save my life.
There are some folks whose thoughts
can't be controlled ; they are like twins,
they can't be had, and they can't be
A conductor of a newspaper, speak
ing of a cotemporary, says: "He was
for.) erly a member of Congress, but
rapidly rose till he obtained a respect
able position as an editor a noble ex
ample cf perseverance under depres
ALL, AHOUT rni.TI(J.
Movable types for printing were nut
used until the 15th century. " ,
Books were printed by the Chines
aud other Eastern nations from en
graved blocks long before the inven
tion of type.
Johannes Guttenburg is generally
believed to have been the first manu
facturer of moval le- type. - v
An edition of Don a. us was the first
book printed from okuvaUe typs.
Tim first letters were characters im
itating band writing. r
Priming was introduced inU Pari
in 1470; into London four years later.
Roaiau type were first made in 1465;
Italic, about the year 1500.
Type founcing was formerly a part
of the business of a printer, and was
declared a distinct art by a decree of
the Star Chamber in 1637,
The largest size of type used for
books is Great Primer; the smaller si
zes are English! Pica,7 Small Pica.
Long Primer, Bourgoise, Minion. Non
pareil, Agate, Pearl, Diamond and
Brilliant. - -
Pearl is the smallest type found ia
ordinary printing offices.
Agate is the smallest type used for
setting advertisements in any Ameri
It is in favor with those papers, Which,
from their large editions and the great
demand for their columns, are necessi
tated to economize space.
The type most in use for advertise
ments is Nonpareil. Those papera
which use larger are generjy of a poor
er class for whose advertising culiiinn.
there is little demand.
In America printers are paid by the
1000 (M's) an em being equivalent ta
about two letter. In England the mat
ter is measured by (n's) 2000 of which
equal 10U0 ems.
A good compositor will set, correct
and distribute about6000 ems in a day
of ten hours. Several of the New
York newspapers are printed from ster
eotype plates which are prepared with
great rapidity and melted over for use
again in printing the next edition. So
rapidly is this work performed that in
some instances forms have been got
ready for the press in twenty minutes
after the last page had been given tu
The baud press was invented in 1460
and is st'll used without any important
uewsjiajieriyiiii-csV. - - - - --..-.-
Ink rollers are made of a mixture of
mo asses ana ciue, ana were nrst in
vented by one Gaunul, a glue manu
facturer of Paris.
The first . e vbpsiper ever printed by
steam was the Loudon Times of Nov.
Hand presses are still used in large
offices where very fine and perfect
work is required.
The Hoe press was patented in July.
1S47. aud is indispensable to all news
papers with large circulations.
A practical solution of the female
suffrage question has just been made iu
England. Thirty-three women in tne
pariah of Oxford, East Kent, aud two
other in the East Riding of Yorkshire,
iave obtained the right to vote. Their
names happened lo be enrolled in the
registry of voters, and the revising bar
rister decided that in tne absence oc
any objections he could not erase them.
It therefore follows that their votes
must be received, unless they are con
tested by the opposing candidate, in
which case the matter will have to oe
referred to the House of Commons for
settlement. Not fewer than 20,000
women have either had their names
placed on the registry, or have appear
ed as claiman'.s tefore the revising bar-
ris'ers, which is sufficient refutation of
ihe statement that they did not care for
the right to vo'.e.
An admirable institution is the sleep
ing car, though the bedrooms are rath
er brief, especially when occupied by
lengthy people, such as are grown in
Kentucky.' A Cincinnati correspond
ent, returning recently from the East,
was about to tile himself away in oae
of those railway pigeon-holes, when
the somnolent passengers were aroused
by the voice of a huge Kentuckian.wbo,
holding up a pillow between his thumb
and finger, roared' out to the attend
"I say, you boy, come baci: and take
'Because I'm afraid the darned thing
will get into my earl" . , , ; r
Excuse for Dbinki!ig.: The last
excuse for getting drunk which we
have heard given was given us yester
day by a drunken individual with whom
we attempted to reason regarding tm
fault.- He said he "got drunk a
warning to otners. ne is a philan
thropist of the first water surely, that
is, he has got the first water yet to
Queen Isabella of Spain not long
ago made a formal offer to the Pope to
guarantee him in his temporal sovern
ty at Rome. The Pope at last ad7iee
had not returned the compliment, and
the Queen is getting anxious to' know
whether his Holiness, or anybody else
will guarantee her sovereignty at Mad
sie. Tha several powers of Eurre
show no great alacrity it must be cel.
fessed, to undertake the task.
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