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"If any man attempts to haul doicn the American Plag, shoot him on the spot."
PLATTSMOUTII, NtiBIlASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 18G8.
U. IX HATHAWAY.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
IfOtc, corner Mala trt and UfM, Mcand
Terms: $2.50 per annum.
Kates of Advertising
j iuar (space often liar.) oue Inter lion, 91 .60
Csca ubsejoent Insertion - - l.'X)
f rofes-lsnal cards not exceeding si I It 10 00
ie-'iiarter column or less, per annum 33. 0O
in moolhi ?'l
three month 13 00
a'balf colu"a twel t months 6'VOO
" iti month 85.no
lhre month 20.00
Mlama lfl month - loo 00
IX month 9O.0O
three month - - .00
All transient aiTeril-eroeole nut b P orln
tg- We are prepared to da all kln.1 of Work
short notice, and in a style that will tl.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
PLATTSMOUTII - - NEBRASKA.
T. U .TIAKUUETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
. V. COOPER.
ATTOnSRT AST COCXSSLOR AT LAW.
W noo resid-nts.
Imprto'l snd n iirproeeJ lanJ aad l.:fpr ,
j.ai 'Jilh al'iT I.
B R LIVIHOSTON, M. D.
Physician and Snrgeon,
Ttn.Urs hi profs-sional terries to t eitixen of
4 Ite.i.i-nce jnuth-rftcsrnetoft'sk M aixtb
streets; Office on Main street, opposite c'ourt Hue,
Platte Valley House
Ed. B. M iRfii t, Proprietor.
'vrntr of .M tin and Fourth. SI reels,
Tb'n--u hing b--en re fl't-.l axd newly fur-
sh-.l offers first ai ae.-;Bin.dations. Boardly
,!ay ar week.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
General Land Agent,
m ..,tiea ta any of tba Court of tbeftato, a4
wt 1 out and -H Heal Bs sis on foomimo . r F
Tti'i, stsniine Title, ac.
. HilWKLL. SAM. K. CHAPMAN
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery.
9ltTT53IOGTU, - JfSBRASKA.
0e er Black, Boitery ACo' Dru Store.
Dealer In all kind of
W. l G 0 SS, B UGGIES C.
Rsrairing done with Be.Une nd DipUk.
9 a-.ttbrOo turr Brick likap. rlUta
Jaly 'JJd. 1.
ATCfMAKEB and JEWELER,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA
A good assortment of WateLe Olo .. iold Pro,
i.welry, Sileor Ware, Fane noo;. Violins and I
w;la Ti iinuiin alays on hand. All work cou
sulueJ to bit care wilt ba warranted.
April 10. leoO.
n. n. laisis, cmosi caoaro.
t, Sp't InUiM Affair. Attorney at Late
IEISH, CALHOUN &CR0XT0K".
Tha abors named aentlamen ha associated
thauiselTes in business for the purpose of prosecut
f and collecting all claims axaiust tbe Uaueral
sioeeroiueat, or aftatnt any tribe of Indians, anJ
re prepared to prosecute such claims, either belora
JocTess, or any of the Departments of (tOTerniuaut
r -sfore the Court of Claim,
Ma 1ih wilt devote bit parioaal at lent ton to
baslues at Washington.
I J- 0:fie at Nebraska Cfty, corner af Main and
rVational Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON. D- C BO
F. M- DORRINGTON.
V TTSMOUTII, - . NEBRASKA,
T--epre1 t pre.ent and procote claim before
cut, rre. Court of Claim and the Dep."tmect. Pa-
t,.tts, Penin, Bounl es. ana Bounty i.aoci c
enred "Charges moderate, and in proportion to
,nemuiitoftbeclia. . M. DORttlNGTOX.
April 10. '65
jT n. wise,
Gen'ral Life, Accident, Firet InUnd and
Will tiVe riksat reasonable rat nin'Att most rllW
e jiraales lathe United State. -WH
f-OJice at the book store, Pla iu-tnth. Nebra.
millinery Sc Dre?sniakin?,
T MISS A. At. Bl3F.ll A 114. R.P. KtDT
Opposite the City llaJary.
TPS would r'spefirtty anaoanre t th I-adi
M of Plattsmoatb aad vicinity, taat we kavejnst
received a large aad well selected dock of Winter
Moods, cansisllng of Flswers, Riksons, Telvats, dres
irlmrulnes, Ac., Ac. We will sell tbe eaearpeat ftvxl
r sol-1 in tfcisri'y. We ran accommodate all our
ldatouir aad as many acw one aa will faror n
with a call. All klad of work to onr line don to
rri'r. PerlVe.t?tiosi fen or r.
DWELLI.8 at all price.
Any persons wlsbln; to purchase Farm-property, or
Residences la town will Cod them for 1 aiai
mrT. R AL E8TAT AoWT.
O H. McCALLUM,
Manufacturer of and dealer in
Saddles and Harness,
Of Terr description, wholesale and retail. No. 130 )tf
Main etreet, between Stb and 4th street., tfebraaka
JAMES O'NEIL 1 my authorised A real for the
collection of all accnuma dae the undersigned for
medical services; hi. receipt will be valid for tba
payment of any monies on said accounts
August 14. 1667. K. K. LIVINGSTON. M.D.
SEED, BEARDSLEY & CO,
Heal Estate Agents ,
WSeri.VG WATER, AEBRkSKA.
Li nde bought, managed and sold. Valuable Tim
ber l-aod for sale. Tax, paid fur Non-resident
Collection rotnpily atteidod to.
march 2 ls6ij.
WASHING fc KOL
Mrs. M. Nieman
In tbe rear of City Bakery.
Fancy articles Washed and done np In the naatest
style. (Satisfaction guarantee!
Plat .smoutb, Nebraska, June 23tb n!2tf.
Wm. W. Irish, Proprietor.
Corner of .Main and Third Sirtet,
Hoard by the day or week. Chare; moderate.
S'agea leave, ttiis House daily for all point
North, Sontb, East and West. d12t.
WOOL. WORTH Sc CO ,
SAINT JOSEPH, M0.t
IP. J. TODD,
SEWING MACHINE AG'T
I'LA TTSMOUTII, XEBRASLA.
A good assortment of machines and mschine And
ir.g kept on haud. J"iflice at Stadelmano's
Clothinfc Store. Icc. 4 '67
.Machines rrpait ed tn shmrt notice,
C. HEISEL, Proprietor.
Hit, rceu(ly b'-en rpair-d and p!aced in trior-
otish ruunioK order. CuiU.ni work done on short
100,000 Rushels of Wheat
Wanted immediately, for which fte highest marke
price will b paid. aiif2d tf
Feed, Sale and Livery
Main St., - - Plattsmouth.
I am prepared to accommodate the pnblle wtt
Horses, Carriages and Buggies,
Also, a nice Hearse,
On short notice and reasonable term. A Hack will
ran to steamboat landing, and to Ml parts of the
city when desired.
mr29 J. W. SHANNON.
F U R NTT U R E!
THOMAS W- SHRYOCK,
.VX VKALER IS ALL KISDS OF
Furniture and. Chairs.
THIRD STREET, (Sear Main.)
PL.1 TTSMO UTH, NEBRASKA.
Heparin and Varni.hing neatly done,
ry raaerals attended at the shortest notice.
Wm. Stadelntann t Co,
One door west of Donelan's Drug-store,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS,
DATS, CATS. BOOTS. SHOES,
and a general stock of
For tha Plains; also, a large lot of
RUBBER CL0T1I1XG, REVOLV
ERS J1XD NOTIONS.
and examine onr stock before you boy any where lej
. . . M ' J T 1 I t' I U . V V" . tH
jyi " iM".wf" w.
W. D. GAGE.
W. R. DAVIS.
BOOTS and SHOES,
Main Street, two doors above Fowth,
Wnere tbe public may And
THE BEST OF GOODS,
and prices as low a can be found in the city.
W retnrn ft) auk tor the liberal patronage we
hay reele, aoahopa to merit It ootlnnDce.
(W. -rvr ?.
THE NCTT1DOTI OFJfEW YOISH.
Tbe industry and activity of the
Newsboys of New York by do means
goes unrewarded. Though their earn
ings vary a pood deal they having
their good and k&i days like the rest
of the world, they can generally real
ire frcm 50 cents lo $3 a day, accord
ing to their ege, actirity, and capital.
On the arrival of important new, how
ever, when what are railed "extras"
are issued, some of them make consid.
erable sums. During the late elections
in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana,
when dispatches were constantly t rriv
ine till a very late hour, one boy sold
500 papers between 11 and 12 1 2
o'clock at night,realizing $11 net profit
in one hour and a half; his mate sold
540 in the tame time. These same
boys. e;ch about fifteen years of age,
sold 2,000 papers between them when
the telegraph announced the capture of
Jefferson Divis ; and, on the evening
that Mr. Lincoln was aisassmated.they
sold tbe enormous number of 2 400.
His Iat batch of papers disposed of,
the newsboy trudges down to Park
rlac. and merrily bounding up the
wide) s.aircase of one cf the largest
buildings in the street, finds himself at
home. This is the "Newsboys Lodg-ing-housw.
Hre, every evening about 6 I t
o'clock, are congregated nearly 200
representatives of humanity, in mud,
rags, find tatters, from seven to seven
teen years old. On entering, each boy
gives in his name to the Superimen
dent, at the same time paying fifteen
cents, in return for which he receives
a ticket fcr his supper, bed. and break
fast, and the key of a locker, which is
his for the night. Having placed what
money he wishes to save in the Horn
money-box, he goes to tbe lavatories.
where there are bains, hot and cold
water, and every appliance for washing
in abundance. It does one good to see
the hearty way in which these young
sters go in for a scrub, with a piece of
yellow soap, and a rough towel. Some
of them must have taken a lesson from
that chapter in Pickwick where Mr.
Weller "has a rinse. Every boy is
compelled to take a bath. One by one
they assemble in the large hall and al
though very orderly and well behaved,
commence s series of antics and chaff
with one another ; the practice of the
Grecian Bend is just now very much
n vogue, and causes much amusement.
They appear to have a peculiar slang
language of their own and most of
them rejoice in some wbimsicel fnubri-
qi euch es 'Mickety.' 'Round Hearts,'
Horace Greeley, 'Wandering Jaw,'
Fat Jack 'Pickle Nose. 'Cracky Jim.'
Dadge-ma-John. 'Tickle-me Foot.'i
KnowNothing-Mike.' '0Neil tbe
Great Professor and many others
equally ridiculous. At sever, supper is
served, consisting of bread and butter
or syrup, coffee or soup. and sometimes
stewed meat and plenty of it. After
supper some attend tbe night school.
generally about cU ; some goto the
gymnasium, a fine large lofty room ad
joining the hall, wiih every appliance
for amusing the boys ; again, others go
into the street either for amusement or
to sell extras. On Saturday night a
great many of them attend the theatre.
At nine all those who are then in the
home go to bed ; those who are eut af
ter nine are fined one cent for every
hour they remain out, and no boy is
admitted after 12 o clock, under
any pretext whatever. They sleep in
two magnificent dormitories, each 200
feet by 50, lofty, well ventilated, and
scrupulously clean. Tbe boys Dot
boasting any particular night clothes
generally go to bed as nature made
them, as it would be quite impossible
to keep the bed clean if they were al
lowed to sleep in the clothes tbey ran
about the streets in. They all have a
good wash in the morning, one of the
boys acting as barber for tbe whole es
tablishment, and. judging from the
short length of the hair of many of the
boys, be plies the scissors well. They
have a good and substantial breakfast,
and start once more on their Bohemian
career. Every alternate Tuesday tha
House forwards a batch of those boys
who are anxious to do well to the Wes
tern farming districts, under the charge
of an agent, by whoa the boys are
p'aced with the more respectable farm
ers, who undertake to feed, clothe aod
educate them, and are obliged to give
satisfactory references as to character,
&.c. Seven hundred axd nine boys
were started in life in tbis way daring
the past year, and are all well cared
for, happy, and coutented. Lads who
left the Home ten or twelve years ago
for ibe West are now well-to do farru
ers or profperous shopkeeper, some of
then actually lodepeudent; auu it is a
conwuon occurrence for applications for
boys to be made by young men who
commenced uheir own career ia this
The Home is supported by the pay
menis of the boys and by voluatry con
tributions. A visit will well repay the
walk down to Park place, and the visi
tor will find Mr. O'Connor ,tbe respect
ed Superintendent of the Home, kind
ness and courtesy itself. N. Y. Trib.
"Tbe Pen is mightier than tbe
Sword,exclsim tbe Democrats, when
comoarior Seymour and Grant. If
tbey refer to their rebel prison pens
thay are "mighty right."
A BORDEIl EDITOR.
The editor of the Owyhee Avalanche
by way of describing bis agreeablw
vocation, as conductor of a frontier pa.
par, makes the following interesting
"Oh, the felicity of editing a paper'
Charruiug, agreeable, in a born! Fas
cinatiog, attractive occupation, but so
difficult to appreciate. How nicely and
smoothly one gets along without ati
'onpleassntness !' For instance, in a
recent issue wa referred directly to a
rulhan known as Captain Prescot. nd
incidentally to a guerrilla named Al.
Cage. We did this in justice to our
selves, and community at large. The
other day, while quietly seated in our
sanctum, taxing our brain for more
copy, in response to the everlasting cry
of tbe 'devil the two above named
villains, one of them armed with a
hatchet, and the ether with a bowie.
tknife of Urge dimensions, made a vio
lent a tack upon our person. Tbe only
alternative was to fight or die. We
accordingly seized a large knife, about
two feel long, used for rutting paper,
and bled our assailants pretty freely.
Tbay sued for nercy, we spared their
worthless lives snd !,ld them to dust,
and tbey got up and dusted. We would
take this occasion to stnte, that if ever
they or any one else mack us with the
intention of doing us bodily harm, we
will shoot them dead in their tracks, or
cut their throats from ear to ear."
A gentleman of New Haven order
ed a wedding suit among which was a
white sattio vest. On the bridal eve
ning, as the clergyman was leaving tbe
door, the gentleman took from a pocket
of his vest, and slipped gracefully into
the parson's hand, what be supposed
was a $10 that be had put there for
tbe purpose. The honeymoon had long
passed, when the bridegroom bad occa
sion to don again, for a party his bridal
vest and putting hi nneers into a
pocket pulled cut, to his great horror,
the identical bank note which he sup
posed had months before gladdened the
heart of the worthy curate. Ureat was
tbe consternation of the partie.! "What
could he have given the parson on that
occasion?'' He ascertained, the next
day, that he had given him a strip of
satin two or three inches Song, which
the tailor had left in the pocket of the
vest Explanations and a hearty laugh
Ihfi:rti5I!it. We spent the even
ing frem our boarding boute, and on
the following morning were subjected
to a catechising in this manner: "You
were out last night ? "Yes. madam.
Wat you at tbe office 1 "iNo, mad-
..... . . m..
ana. "Was you iar away f not
vary. "Spending the evening with
some lady friend, perhaps?" "Yes,
madam." "Ah' very pleasant to do
that ?" "Very." "Who was she. Mr.
S ?'' "Lord, madam' we began to
be a little impatient "if you and your
amiable daughter must know, I called
on tbe washwoman to get my other
shirt !" The landlady vanished.
A Tick Joke. During tbe recent
restoration of a church in Bnghton.oc-
eupied by the advanced ritualists, one
of the workmen employed ascnding
the pulpit exclaimed : "I publish the
banns of matrimony between this
church and the Church of Rome.''-
'And I," said another artisan, taming
towards tbe first speaker, "forbid tbe
banns. "On what groud ?' inquired
he of the pulpit. "Cos tbe parties are
too near akin," was the reply. Covri
The work on tbe now Suspension
Bridge at Niagara Falls, which was
begun a year ago last June, will be
finUhed in about a month. The bridge
extends from a poim on the Canadian
side just below tbe Clifton House. The
span is 1.264 feet and four inches, and
tbe two cables are l.yuu reel long, in
each cable there are seven wire ropes,
each two and a half inches io diameter.
Tbe span is said to be longer than
that of any other suspension bridge in
The fountain on the grounds of Seth
B. Hunt at Bennington, Vt., is drawn
from the hills throuh a six-inch pipe,
throwing a stream one hundred and
sixty-eight feet, presenting the appear
auce at a short distance of a single sil
ver bar. The cost was $2-5,000. The
grounds about it are thrown open to
the public on Tuesday and Friday eve
nings An exchange, describing a celebra
tion, says: "The procession was very
fine, and nearly two miles in length, as
was also the prayer of Dr. Perry the
A cotiutryman going to market with
a load of pork, was met by a young
girl, who very gnieely made him a
courtesy, when fee exclaied, "What !
do you make a courtesy o d-ead hogs?'
"No, sir," answered the girl, "to a live
A Vermonter recently ehaved his
beard after it had attained three feet
six inches in length.
This year Philadelphia haa been
improved by the erection of $4,000,000
wertb of buildings.
The great want of this age is men
Men who are not for sale. Men who
are honest, sound from centre lo cir
cumference, true f the heart's core.
Men who will condemn wrong whether
lu friend or foe, in themselves as wel
aa others. Men whose consciences are
as steady as the needle to the pole.
Men who will stand for the right if the
heavens totter and the earth reels
Men who can tell the truth and look
the world and tbe devil right in the eye
Men that never brag nor run. Men
that neither flag nor flinch. Men who
can have courage without shouting to it
Men in whom the courage of everlast
ing life runs still, deep and strong.
Men too large for sectarian bonds
ar a a
xueii wno do not cry nor eause their
voices to be heard on the streets, but
who will not fail, ner be discouraged
till judgement be set in the earth. Men
who know iheir message end tell it
Men who know their places and fill
tnein. Men who know their own bus
iness. Men who will not lie. Men
who are not tee la ay to work, nor too
proud to be pror. Men who are will
ing to eat what they have earned, and
wear what tbey have paid for.
Essay oi Tobacco Bt a Small
Bot. Tobacco grows something like
cabbages, but I never saw none of it
boiled, although I have eaten boiled
cabbage, with vinegar on it; and I have
heard men say that cigars that was giv
en to them on election day, for nothing
wis, cabbage leaves. Tobacco stores
are, mostly, kept by wooden Injuns,
who eland at the doors, and try to fool
little boys, by offering them bunch of
cigars, vhich is glued into tbe Injun's
band, and made of wood, also. Hogs
do not like tobacco; neither do I. I
tried to smoke a cigar once, and it made
me feel like Epsom Salts. Tobacco
was invented by a man named Walter
Ra'eigh. When the people first saw
bun smoking they thought he was a
steam boat, and, as they had never
seen a steamboat.lbey were frightened
My sister, Nancy, is a girl. I do'nt
know whether she likes tobacco, or not.
There is a man, named Leroy, who
comes to see her I guess she likes
Leroy. He was standing on the steps,
one night, and he had a cigar in his
mouth, and he said he did'nt know a
she would lik it; and she said: "Le
roy, the perfume is agreeotle." But,
next morninar, when my big brother,
Tom, lighted his pipe. Nancy said:
"Get out of the house, you horrid crea
ture; the smell of tobacco makes me
sick." Snuff is Injun meal, made out
of tobacco. I took a little sunff, onee,
and then I sneezed.
WoifDEaruL SToavIr Tde A
wonderful story is in circulation in this
town thi morning about a man, at
Orisfield who has been stricken down
for blasphemy. The story runs thus;
The man f we can't learn the name on
Sunday last started off very early to go
fishing. His wife tried to persuade
him not to go, insisting he would be vi
lating tbe law of God by so doing.
Tbe man remarked that be could go
and "catch a mess of fish before Jesus
Christ was awake," and proceeding to
the Annnmessix River. On arriving
at the shore be sank down in tbe sand
up to his neck, where he still remains,
notwithstanding every effort was made
to extricate him by digging away the
sand. This has been done, and his
boots cut to free his feet, but he still
remains there as inextricable as ever.
Mr. Wilson, our telegraph agent at
Clayson sent a telegram last night to
earn the facts m the case, and tbe op
erator at Chesterfield replied that they
were as stated above. J he great
est excitement is reported to prevail
We give the item as furnished by
the railroad employes here without
vouching for it in any way. It beats
the ghost story. Smarna (Virginia)
The old seal of the State of Illinois,
which has been used just fifty yearj
and two months, was, on the 26th ult.,
laid aside and a new one in its place,
as ordered by tbe last Legislature.
The design of tbe new seal is nearly
tbe same as the eld one, tbe ehief dif
ference being in tbe motto, which for
merly read: "State Sovereignty Na
tional Union." but now reads: "Nation
al Union State Sovereigdty."
A poverty stricken gentleman being
roused by bis wife one night with the
cry. "Get up John, there's a robber in
the house," calmly answered: "Huah!
don't let us disturb him. Let him ran
sack the house, and if he finds anything
of valui we'll get up and take it away
A temperance lecturer, descanting on
the superior virtues of cold water, re
marked : "When the world bad be
come so corrupt that the Lord could do
nothing wth it, he was obliged ta give
it a thorough sousing in cold water.
"Yes," replied a toper present, "but it
killed every critter on the face of the
A siump speaker exclaimed! I know
no north, no south, do east, no west,
fellow citizens! "Then" exclaimed aa
old farmer in the crowd "its time you
i weat to ethool and lirnt jography."
I Eruersoutan Aphorisms.
The following sentences are from
R. W. Emerson's new lecture on "Po
etry and Criticism:'
"Veracity is needed in modern po
ets. There is too much enamel too
little design. I warn an architect.they
give me an upholsterer.
"The fault of most poetry is that it is
insincere. Unless it has an autobio
graphical basis it shall not rob me of
my time. Tbe poet must believe in
bis work or I am soon cured of my be
"All things are transparent to him.
and I value the poet s name of a thing
more than the thing itself.
a r a
we may not s pea it tne trutn io
pros-; we may in poetry."
Memory ia the test of poetry-I am
dazzled at the first reading, but after
ward the important passages return to
me, and I am drawn back to re-read
and to enjoy them."
"Let the poets omit all but the im
portant passages, and we shall have
"Shakespeare was made up of im
portant passages. Ha invented char
acters, and then reported their words
and acts as if he knew the men. This
"Real kings and queens seemed
shabby counterfeits of his monarchs,
for tbe royalty he knew was all his
own, and the tragedy was a victorious
metndy which healed its own wounds"
"He was a street bible as well as the
compainon of the finest minds. The
most robust thinker that ever existed ;
and the babe in the cradle is to be con
gratulated on the possession of Fature
"Cervantes went out of tbe world
one day that Shakespeare might ba
born tbe next.
Dr Magee, whom Disraeli his made
Bihop of Peterborough, is an Iri.-h
Tory and not a Liberal, as was previ
eusly reported ; nor was it Archdeacon
Eale who succeeded to the Deanery of
St. Paul's, but Prof. Mansel.who head
ed the successful opposition to Mr.
Gladstone's re-election for Oxford Uni
versity in 1665.
Guizot has written a book on the dbty
of the rising generation of Frenchmen
which, substantially, he defines to be.to
merest themselves in public affairs.and
n enlarging tl e people's liberties.
The work so pleases the government
that no opposition will be offered to tbe
election of al. uuizots son, as also
bis son in-law. to the Corps Legis-lauf.
The Confederate General JSpicer was
arrested in New York, a few days
since, as the supposed thief who bad
adroitly stolen some government bonds
from the counter of the Sub Treasury.
when, for an instant, the eye of the
cltrk having the bonds io charge, was
urned away. On examining this Con
ederate General, one of the stolen
bands was found on his person, an! also
the Broadhead letter of Frank Blair.
The m ral and political principles of
that Democrat rest in the same pocket.
An honest farmer in the State of
Pennsylvania, married a Miss from a
asbioDable boarding school, for his
second wife. He was struck dumb
with ber eloquence, and gaped with
profound wonder at his wife's learning.
'You might," said be "bore a bote
through the solid airA, and chuck in a
milistone.and she'll tell you to a shavin'
bow long the stone will be goin clean
hrougb. I used to tbink it was air
ibat I sucked in every time that I ex
pired. Howsomever, she telled me
that she knowed better ; she telled me
that I had been auckin in two kinds of
gtn--ox gin and high gin! My star!
I'm a temperance man, and yet have
been drinking'. ox gin and high gin all
A Family Picture. At a grsat
sale of pictures in Paris, two amateurs
obstinately disputed tbe possession of a
fine picture by a celebrated Dutch pain
ter, which represented a donkey. Each
bid against the other. At last one of
the gentlemen said, "It is of no use I
will not yield. The picture once be
longed to my uocle, and I will give any
thing for it." "In thai case, said bis
adversary. "I will not go on. You
hall have it. aa it is a family picture.'
Tax Name Iowa. It is takl that the
Indians, who made the word and alone
knew its definition, preoounce Iowa as
if spelled E O-Wab putting heavy
stress on tbe ending syllable; and they
say udoeamn eneevo "beautiful land
as baa been generally and poetically
imagined, but has a meaning equally
as poetical aoa far more substantial
"An Always Home Thalia, a borne
pretty much forever or as long as you
"Doctor, kin you tell me what's tbe
matter with my child's - nose ? She
keeps a pickio f it.' "Yea, nsarm.its
probably an irritation of the gatic rau
cue mambrane, communicating a sym
pathetic citiation of tbe opthalium of
the echaoian." "There, now, that's
just what I told Beck, and she wouldn't
A lady's waterfall fell out of a win
dow down east, and next morning it
was found that a hen taken possession
of it, and bad already laid two eggs in
it. A Tje for everyhiog.
This little instrument, about which
so much is now said and written, is a
very harmless and simple affair a
heart-shaped board, with two castor
wheels at tbe ene side, and a hole,
through which a sharpened lead pencil
is plaod near tbe pointed end. If one
or two persons place their hands light
ly on the board. near the wheels.it may
begin to move, making marks of any
shape or size on a piece of paper placed
under it and it may even write, in a
legible manner, answers to questions,
spoken or mental, and all this while
the persona touching it ins.st that they
are not moving a muscle. It may do
all this, or it may remain stock still.
The most persistent trying by some
persons will fail to get any motion, while
it will move for othars almost as soon
as the hands touch it.
What causes tbe motion is a ques
tion that is variously answered. Mag
netism, electricity, spirits, have each
bean suggested, while some settle the
whole matter by solemnly pronounciag
it a "humbug.' Whatever causes the
notion, it is certain the lrlaochette haa
become very popular, and haa caused
amusement, wonder or perplexity, as
persons consider it from different stand
points, in thousands of families.
The registered vote of Chicago ia
There is much excitement, at Dea
Mo oes, growing out of seven differeat
attempts.on Saturday nigbt.to burn that
city. The citizens patrolled the city
after the discovery of these attempts
with tbe intention of making short work
of the incendiaries, if caught.
The marriage of Hon. Schuyler Col
fax will not be celebrated until after
his duties as Speaker at tbe session of
Congress of November lOih is per
formed, says the South Bend Register ;
and since it has been determined to
have no November session it is proba
ble that tbe Vice President elect will
soon enter the new estate.
Six men were arrested in Toledo. O.
for furnishing or using fraudulent nat
uralizatkn papers authorized by tbe
Probate Judges of Henry, Wyandotte
and Crawford counties. The parties
have been bound over. It is understood
that the Judges will at once be arrested-
Among the gifts tj a newly married
pair at a town in New Jersey the oiber
evening, was a broom to the lady, ac
companied with the following senti
ment. 1 This trifling gift accept from mt,
Its use I would commend.
In sunshine use tba bushy part.
In storms the other end."
The National Jntelligencet is about
to chance hands, on account of finer
cial embarrassment. It has another
embarrassment that of bad principles.
It is about as dirty as Democratic pa
pers generally are. It has sadly de
generated from ita original character
of dignity and decency.
Tbe Prince of Walea spent the
greater part of last year in cultivating
an elaborate pair of whiskers.
Keiley, the English champion, and
his rival, Sadler, are to row on tbe
Thames in December for 200 a side.
Tbe engine "Pennsylvatia," en the
Reading road, is tbe largest in the
United States. It weighs forty four
The SI 50,000 Church of the Good
Shepherd, erected at Hartford, Conn.,
by Colouel Colt's widow, will be conse
crated at Christmas.
A German philosopher predicts that
Europe and America will be emerged
in 5,000,000,000 years, and do one
dares contradict him.
Two girla ware abducted, en Satur-
night, a. they came out of Winter Gar
den. New York, by a fellow who on the
plea of conveying them home, hied
thein to some hiding place yt undis
covered. A Mlow has been arrested in Phil
adelphia for a murder committed by
him four years ago, in Boston, tbe de
tectives having been on bis track ever
Two boys io Beverly, Ohio, amused
themselves, one by blowing a black
smith's bellows, and the other by plac
ing his mouth ever the nozzle. The
first blast blew the breath of life con
pletely out of him.
Wendell Phillips has a new lecture.
"After Grant What?" We would
suggest, After Seymour What ? Bur
Numerous akull excavations in Ten
nessee show that the mound builders
were a race superior to the American
The Radicals in Pennsylvania, are
called "carpet bagger' tbe Democrats
there must hereafter be known aa cof
Isabella talks bitterly and eareasti
cally about her dethronement, and, at
twilight gases fixedly Spain-ward ; but
no star of hope has yet appeared to
7f . da Rothschilds wa creditid with
the purchase of the chateau La flue, for
4 500.000 francea. but it torns out that
Morfari, Isabella's iniendantieita jv?f.
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