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PLATTfcMOUTM, NISBi.ASKA, TIIIMI.SDAV, NOVEMBER 19, 1&S.
TILE HER ALU
,11.' 13. li ATI I A WAY,
EDITOR AND PHOPaiETOR.
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" WILLITT P0TT2XGE3.
AT TO UN KV AT LAW,
PLATTSMOUTII - - NF.RwASK A.
TT(rv-Y yv law i
Sciicitor is Cliancery.
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Physician and Sursson-j
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
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ATTORNEYS AT I.AW,!
Solicitors in Ciiancery
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JOSEPH 0 SCHLATLR,
WATC7HAKEP. and JEWELER;
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,.ia Tii .i-ii . :j-;s i .v. oti !.! A.lwoia com
tnilic.l t Li- ' r '" w. ::itc 1.
A;.ril in. In.i.
ii n nii-H, calh-iuk 4 taxro,
HUSH, CALHOUK &CH0XT0N.
The above i. n-.I n-ntl-m. n buvc
iAuiiVcAiu bumot lor thei'iiU'o';' i r ui
ii hJ cK-ciinS alt cUtuis ilut the l...rr..l
u'viuaiiol, or a.-j'i-l any trltie of linliali-, :i l
.. ,.n uAre l to (.r j-o ::lt.- ui-h claim, i-itber li-.ore
Aj.JUrc.-s.ur a i of it.' l.--A, t:n.o:ts of tiov Tl.ui,i
r ii-fore llir t.'ourt of Claims.
.Ma lai-a will Wv.r Lis ye'ioml attat.ou to
t e Ua -iiie-. At Wellington.
5j"Oic! atSeDiasai C:ty,t'0f ! Maia aad
National Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON. D- C
F. M- DORRINGTON.
aA rrSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA,
tr-o;'Ar.! l t p-cnt anJ rr,orut claims bef-re
-.. 're. Court of t'.a-.m aa.i :tie lej.i . .m.M-. Pa
I, IVn-ion!., iiouot -s. auJ Uounty I.amM .
-"-e1 f "Charci luoilral atJ in (,ro;.ortio:i to
tnA.aiuiitoftUeciiim. v. 31. UOiiHINUTUN.
A;iril ll. 'l4
J. N. WISE,
(Sencrul L'T", Accident, Fire, Inland and
Will tak rirk.. r- nonable r itos in the ra jt rrliabl
c jrtie iatli.- I'riited Staf.
tt''ltice at t!ie tioot otjie.Pia ttrcnth. el-a-
!IIillincry & Drcfsinakinj,
BT MM A. U. DUPAI.X 4 MB-t. R-P- KkN.vtoY
Opposite Ike City Bakery.
7T woal.l r-;("-tf!l:y unnounce to the I.a.liM
of t'l ittmiiouth ami vi-inity, that we bavr j isl
r ci.l aiarr.;aad wail selnctei Mock of Winter
ioo is,c inmtit(t of Flowers, Ribb .ns, velvets drM
trtmminfrs Ac 4c. We yri:i cell the cUtesi t- 'o.l
Tr jM iu thif city. We can acconimcxlate all our
ol I cust .mere and a many ne.v one as wiil favor v.f
with a call. All kio In of "work In our line done to
vri-r. r- fc: atsfacticn z.-t- or no cL sre'.
im i:ri.I.;s at all price.
Any ; r.-LfrWis!iii:g to fiuirh.i.t. Fariii-p'ul'erty, or
It" -9i.i1-i1rt.-s in t.wn will fluu '.htm for Mlt al al
I I'. ltFAL K.-TAIK HKNT.
O K. McCALLUM,
jf'?j Miliar .c:art r of and. J.-u'li in
Oif s.nidlcs nut
Of ev'-rr J'i-iilinn. wliolraleiinil retail, 2. "StiJi
M 11. tf rt, l te-li Sill al.J. OUi slicwt-, N' brnoiia-
.I.VFS O'XVII. is my 'itlior;zc'l Aim! for ILk
r . ll' Ttiotl of 1! , Ullts line tli - lll..icl-i:il' ll li.T
'10 -ili'-al orvici'n: liii. r. foil l wis! I'"? aliJ fur H o
o-iyilOMlt of hot monies 011 "alii ,iriiiits.
A'T! t 14.
K. K. LlVlSiislOX, M.I'.
REED, BEARDSLEY & CO,
r.-'iReal Estate Agents,
"ii.imi j v.lki iso :va7:j:, a -;. a. vau.
1 L ii'U h..ilt.l,t, m:mi'-l ai.u ..M. ln:.tiif Tiro
1,-r L.iiol f.ii .lc. Txla i -il l I r Non r.-i i-r.t
C ii lioi.s i- ruiiitiy if..J-J t-.
1:1 irrT. "u f-i'r1.
Srs. fi- TJiernan
Id the rear of City IJakrry.
I'.ir.cy artVle wa-l.. -l :m 1 'l- ne up iu lit" ujttt
fc:. ruifHf if i..n i::.rix. r. r I
iVit Mil o'.Kli, Xelir i-k.i. J i:u U ulilt.
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J.J!-il Ly the day ..rw. ( i,ir. i.ij ilersn-.
:l V IOIJ li oise o.n l-o i
tut nJWist. t'.l -vl.
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IVOOVAVOE&TBa fc CO ,
Binders Paper dealer 2
y. j0Sj'pn, mo.,
1?. JP. TODD,
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C IIKISEL, J'ioprictor.
U.:v- r. ! lit 'y 1. en r. i.nin .! aim! y'u-fil
lijl: r it(l.u:g or.lcr. C'.lll'lo V rit it-.o i
i1?,IOO e5!-5si! of Wheat
'e 1 a: 1.
Feed, Sale and Livery
C ' s
1 i.iii i-rr".io! to ki- u 1 : tin- ptilli.T w't
jor.sc. O.rri.ises and Buggies,
On Ftiort 10 !!:' nr.
run to ii.'o.-at i
1 ity Iflier)
.t-; ' V iTii.. A Hark will
to ail lail tho
THOM S W. SHRYOCK,
rf:M.i:n is all kjsps ojt
Furniture and Chairs.
THIRD STl'.F.ET, (X- ar Main,)
PLJT TSMO I ' Til, .VEBRJ1SK.1.
ni..rinu' an'! Vnrn.-ltins natly done.
fautrals allot. !t,d at 1iie fbor.el no tier.
Wbis. Static linaian A: Co ,
Ote Jocr uta of Duuelan's Drug-slore,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS,
JATS, CATS. BoOT- SHOES,
and a general stock "f
For t II riaios; also, a larce lot of
RUBBER CLOTH 1JVG. REVOLV
ERS J1XD jYOTIOJTS.
We Lounht low and will sell cheap for caiili. Cai.
aiot exaiiuueour sUtW before ou buy any wb're eUti
jyl '06 Wai.!TJUKLMJJ LU.
W. D. GAGE.
W. R. DAVIS.
rJ! ATT1T) AT QTAIH?
) I 1 t il -Li VJ VJ lllLl .
;. BOOTS audSBIOKS,
Main Street, two door's alova Fourth,
Wherj the public may tlnd
a t- a aa Mn
n & O C U 1 UT UUUyO
and prices as low as can be fund in the city.
We re tarn ftianks for the liberal ratrorate we
I bave received, aioitiop.- to Bieritt contiuuanc.
two in:ioitAi tc a:iiiTo:ts,'
OI'XMOX OF EACH OTIItlt.
Inpu.ki A.Nx Liull Suit. In our i
me of 5 ill iiut , a c.trd from 'A, S.
KitToIi. L'si., eiiitor of the Democrat
was riub'.iohf d, in wliich iLe editor of
llie Bugfe as nierunieu several tiines.
In lb Ivt-iiiurr Jjua'eot 'he s&tne dme
the felloe iu"; Hem s futir.d iu the focal
Tl.o rcal-iwng. tlat-kguard, vaga
b Hid. iifc-!. r aiul Tuir. hue un c i
foiii.d-nt lliu bull-iu t'f -i i-otniiimiicMtiufi
in i;.i tin.riiiiiii's .VociwnV, aLd in
wl.uh cur i.its;it ajip-ars several t ine?
la informed that a tuitg of Mich n diar
aci.r as u bears lan't gel up any news
paper tourovr t.-y wr.h us. We don't
f-rcjiusn t'i e;.ii-r iiitu such a con'.rover
y wiih a Using v.L'ili La? no tt ti.Jii.:.'
in he cuiiiiiiuiiiiy in wljkli it live, ex
cepi linii i f fttlilier udd frniueir.tr ol.
ht.u-f.s of LTi'J'.itu'.ion. and which is so
debaeu thai no decent man will invite
it to bis house, and whose greafeM no
toriety consists in paying the way.wi'.h
borrowed montry, of notorious prosti
tutes into re.-p( ctable tc.ncerts. Attack
from ruch a quarter will only be no
ticed by us in order to give ie.-peciab!e
L-uizt-rts cur leaxms for not entering in
iu a controver.-y wi'-h uch a thing, or
i oiitinjy mid refuting the slanders and
al;it- of m emanating from tuch it low
lewd, ei d degraded source."
Yf terday tii coiinnuncaiion publiU
ed blow was circulated on th ttrteif
in the .-hope .f : hcr.d bill:
"Tvthe PcBLir. In ihe columns
a low flung and obscene newspaper
hm eveniiig. a foul ami leprfU assiult
aa made upon my chaructr uud rep
u ativii by ihe w iii-.e-int red. boaiy
headed o'.d viliian Lose Council liiullc
nam-' i li.bbitt, which cannot be pass
ed by in Mlence.
My friends in this city, who kn m
how in the rast. in the loiuninri of ihe
Democrat. 1 nc avoidtd any tontro
versy vi h iliiM dirty old d ig. may re
ijret io have in take nonce of a scav ,
ei'g r, v h jse whole hiiiory has been
f. af.Hcl; tip. hi virtue, and n hlei upon
Deni lcrpcy ni.d our humanity, t ti J
racfiut have such publications in.ide iu
-llet.Ci', hi-wevei i possible : arn llie
ie ani fa'f-hoi ds of ntubor:u'4 black
fuor.! to aiT-cl my fair fame.
Tl.i viliian who to barely Usraulied
aiy pot'es. rrivattt rharactir wiih iLk
-lime of h. is own dunghill. ia the uuc
hi in 1 lnte!y heirieudtd, end ai o
iiue, 100, when his dirty, penitentiary
heet wa villifying those in my em
ploy. In the month of July la.-t, (here
wa- p!pct-d in n.V hands u copy ui tlie
New V'nk Pdice Gazitte. contuinirg a
rummunicatiou n which his liome and
family were scandalciIy compromised
A scene wasihprein por'rayetl of iliicti
intercour-e by parties under his own
rtn f. and by hi knowledge. Did I take
advantape of thi diriy old deer, at'U1
p'il!is!i ihe mr.ttt r to the world i I did
not, but taking the paper with me to
hi t lTice, I pare it m him, and vo'un
tiered the column.1 of the Democrat
and my tervices in any manner.
Yesterday, in payment cf ihis er
vire. ih old viilian.Ly.sai.der W. I3ab
bi.t, Hit Viing without a moral instinct
r a n an'y motive", the gathered erna
dsiioti from festering poo! of moruil
filth, repaid my niapr.animity with a
liea'.ly. lyinp, and foul nnult upon
my private character, for which, under
the law of ihe land. ' were he not a
paupered thief, he has made himself
liable. Tiiis i the old vilhiin who ha?
done so much toward breaking up the
Democratic rartv "f Poitnwottamie
coon'y, who ha? made the qualifications
of membership in it, not a test of De
mocracy and gentility, but of moral de
pravity. To be a member of the Dem
ocratic party, the estimate of this old
Hep. is to dp a villain, n tuiei, ami a
scalawag, a runaway from justice, n
bounty-jumper, or a prison felon. I
did not learn, and do not owe allegi
ance to that sort of Democracy, and I
am proud to say, that with hundreds of
other trup Demscra' on Tuesday, I
scratched from my Democratic ballot,
the names of hired pimp, whose names
were surrepititicnsly put upon it to kill
the cau?e of the Democracy.
Alt. S. Kierolf.
Rablitt the editor of the ige im
mediately went to Esquire Uurke's of
fice and made information, charginp
Mr. Kierolf with libel; a warrm'.was
issued and the hitter arrested. He was
taken before the court and gave bail
for his appearance on Monday Bt 9
.) clork a. in., to answer the charge.
C B. Jonpareit.
Maggie Mitchell, the actress, is said
to be forty-three years old, and yet
men with only furztj cn their upper lip
go wild over hr.
The United States government is
represented in her rebel spoliation
claims in Europe by Berryer, the em
luent French lawyer.
A black husband in New York had
his throat cut a few nights ago by a
razor in the hands of his white wife.
She must be a good Democrat. Down
with the "Digger."
Lincoln said in 1801 when he was
Serenaded after' his second nomination
-"What le want IS SUCCesS Under G e n.
Hra nf That's lUst what WC liJVe
, , .
IS JIM.T A (aESCAT (;L.LHAI. j
Gen. Ilalleck, or -Old JJrair.s," us
he was tailed in the army, after orien
snubbing and checking Grant on many
occasions trying to supplant him with
other Generals, al la-si. after the great
victory and enpture of Vi.-kr.hurg, with
over thirty thousand rebel prisoners.
was forced to do him justice by pro-
nouncing the f.rlowmg judgment upon
ine ncuons wnicn ne wsuia nave pre-
....r.tnl C l.it ...If... d .1 ri.i..l,u.l
rincj ii ui3 uiuruiuuiu in.c in.iiucu
Grant : ' "In boldness of pl.n, r ldity
vi- execution, nnu t.riiiiancy ot ruu.es,
'hese operations will compere mestfav-
orably with" those of Napole.in about
Ulm." His great victories of Chattan -
ooga.of Missionary Ridge.those around
Richmcnd, and its capture, had not
tnen 'alsen place.
Sir.re then he is generally regarded,
both in America and Europe, as (lie
first captain of the age. So thinks
Lieutenant General -Sherman, who
rightfully divides with Grant the honor
of preeminence among all the previous
commanders. So thinks Maj. (Jen. 1.
II. SheridaD, one of the ablest of Gen
erals, unequaled on the actual field of
banle. So think even his enemies and
ihe enemies of the Republican party ;
md iu this woik are found the follow
inp remarks cf that prf at Democratic
. I . . . T 1 ... I - . .1 . .1 ' . i
ipnt. ncnaitir Avooiuue, maue utirma !
the discus ion of 1S01, urging the giv j
ing hiiri of the high rank of Lieutenant
Genera!, originally created for Wash
ington: Said Mr. Djolittle :
: "Grir.ihas won seventeen battles, he
his captured one 'hundred thousand
pn.-oners, tie lias taken rive nuriureu i
i ces of artillery and innumerable I
thousands of small arms on all these
fields:. He ha organized victory from
the b-'ginuinp, and I want him in a po-
'lon where he can organize final -vic
tory ana bring r. to onr armies, ana put
an er.d to this rebellion. '
votjl: or tiii: citi::s.
Cities. Grant. Seinour. Total.
New York 47.S20 lOa.OTO. I.jj.JjOU .
Philadelphia, M 2&J
Hrooklvn, L'fJ G'JU
S Francisco, 12.1'Jl
13 tit more, 1) O'yJ
( Hveland, T.Si'O
.Miiwnukee, 4 i..C7
Newark, N.J. ii.UlC
rroy. N. Y.
Pittsburgh l'u ?,'J7C
27, o 00
A lie gheny.l'a 5J lij
2 y 2
0 542 !
Ne.vlIaveu.C; 3 S'2o
Columbus.O. 2 31.1
Syracu-e.N Y. l 20-5
Jersey City. 3 275
8 52 1
Ilarrisburg, Philadelphia, and all
other points ni which Seymour made
peeches, have given increased Repub-
licau majorities, thereby proving thai
the repelluni eflects of Andrew John
son's oratory in 1&0G bave even beeD
surpassed by those of Horatio Sey
mour in 1SGS. With these melancholy
expet iences of Johnson and Seymour
i end, in all probability, trie egotisti
assumption that the people are to
be diverted from their purposes of their
opiniens changed by the condescendirg
phrases or executive bullying of any
aspirant for office Andrew Johnson's
coarse declarations of what he might
do if he would, or if the people did
not do as he wished, were as unavail
ing ns ihe exhibitions of Seymour's
"hands, small, soft and white like
those of woman.'' The people had
made up their minds, and these things
only made the declaration of their will
the more earnest and ihe more em
phatic. The city of San Francisco can stand
much heavier shocks than those of the
recent earthquake Not one of the
first-class banks or hotels suffered to
any extent. On the hills the damage
is not so great as would be inflicted by
a heavy rain accompanying wind, such
as we have frequently during the win
ler months. The confidence of our
neorile in San Francisco is not shaken
in the least ; nor has real estate in that
part of the rity built on natural or ori
ginal ground declined in value to the
extent of a dollnr. You would be
astonished at ihe cheerfulness and well
feelinf of our peonle ! A real estatu
sal9 came off within two hours of the ,
great shock, and more than usual i
rrices were realized 05 000 cbang- ;
! ing hands oh the fall of ihe hammer j
j The crath of the earthquake created ,
l less excitement in the street than the j
! murder of President Lincoln. ;
A stranger is now
ventilating a plan for an
method of manufacturing fire
lie savs that with the aid of a
! he can rifle a barrel of any size.
I Judging from the size and color of the
1 nose, he is already quite au adept.
?vixtr as it thus ?
Somebody hands the following 'pret
ty giiod olc to an ea.-tern paper. I
is from an octopenarian Democrat t
I Air John Quill, and reads as follows :
, Dear Sir: This is ihe. cussedest
country that ever wass-en. Which is
! which ? What is what? Where are
, thing ? What do things mean ? Hre
, .here was an election in Kentucky the
i oilier day, and ihe Ueinocrats hud SO
f.i.f, r. ... 1 -
iiniioriiy, i lie vcriJsaiu it was
a grPBl victory. Now th-re is an elec
j:1 Maine, and the Rauicals I.ave
j a majority of -JU OUU. and the same
rl;J,er savs it nho is u great victorv. I
i Jjt .jnciersiad it. If one dop fi.Ms
; ario iitfT dog, does or.e dog beat wheth
ir he ioe or not ? If ihe vellow do?
C'ets whipped, does bo
led dog ? And is it any proof thai he
rallied or got up a reaction ? It never
used to be so. I cau'i grasp j. This
is another result of eight years of Rad
ical rule. This is what, ihe Freedmeu's
Ilureiiu ha done for u. If this is so.
heads and tails are both tails, and both
heads. I'm you and yju're me, mid
we're both each oil er. Inside out is
inside in, and upside down i riht side
up, and lopsy turvey is straight, and
the deuce takes ihe ace, and ihey both
take one another. It don't make any
ciitl. rence whether 1 am an ovster or
a Lemocrat, and if I don'tdru.k rum I
do drink it, and vice verso. No won
e'er we have earthquakes and such con
vulsion". I am not mad,. but soon shall
be If a Radical majority is a straw
that proves that Democracy will win.
r pu.rllt lo vote the Ita.
oucliin'i I? Thai would
Democracy, arid yet it would give them
a "great victory. ' If I vote for bey
mour. it oupht to elect Grant , bul will
it ? Will u i Why is it ihus ? Why
ere things so mixed ? It seems to me
that I cuu'J . it down tir.d cry almost ex
actly like a baby aLos;! it.
.. - - -
Prisonous Underclothes. Con
siderable attention is being given at
r-.'s: nt to tho subject of colored i.n ler
ci.cr.tiip ocii iirncies ure ueci .r..-u
10 be li j.iri.ius to health and eveu f'.ois
oti( n. Thest goods originate in Eug-
1 1 i.d there people are beeciii'ng aroused
articles, iu :hu Lonc'on Times and
.ers ran rs iiiev cm atteniioii io
tin; danger cf wearing orange, pink
on .1 ini .-ioi.Hi.ii;-, ntui ui.dercloihes
They show that the dye whiili j luduc
es the iiitferei.t cch.rs contains joi.-on,
and when brought in contact with the
skin, by severe friction, produces a sore
that i fatal in i's Cutiseruences. The
Learnt refers to the case of a danseuse
at a London theatre, oue of wlu'se feet
wa baJly )oi-cned by a red stocking.
An eruption covered exactly that part
of her toot which was concealed by her
dancinp slios. The red stocking
seemed to be identified as the agent of
the mischief, because the necessities of
the ballet required the girl to wear a
stocking os another color on her other
foot, and that was unharmed. The in-
i iured foot soon healed upon wearinp
How He Proved It. It is the cus
tern in Mexico for the church te require
foreigners wishing to marry a native
i0 bring proof that he is uol already a
married man. An American about to
marry a senorita of very good family,
was required to furnith the proof of his
being a bachelor. Not finding any of
his countrymen who kuew him sutiiei
entlv to testify this fact, he determined
to supply the deficiency wi'h the oath
of a native. Meeting a Mexicau in
the street whom he had never seen be
fore, our countryman proposed to him
that he should swear to his beinp unmr r-
ried, for the consideration of five dol
lars. The eenor, after a moment's
study, told the 'Grinpo,' "Get down on
vour hands and knees, and creep
about." Not exactly understanding
what he was at.our friend obeyed.much
to the detriment of his unmentionables.
The other party then told him he was
all right; that he could 6wear how long
he had known him, aud that was.siHce
the time he craiclcd I
Heavy. The editor of the Gallatin
$Cortk .Missoui ian was serenaded the
other night. Here is the way he tells
his readers about it :
The other night when theliule stais
were peeping and the moon hadn't got
up yet, when the gentle breeze was
sighing through the apple trees, and
the leaves were , holding a concert in
the fence corners, when the katy-dids
had pone to warm their whistles and
the crickets had sought winter quarters,
when lovers out on the perches were
huggiiig each other merely because it
was a little cold, and our two h'tle
bantlings were nestling up fast asleep
and looking just like two litte angels,
then Sarah Naid slipped through our
door yard gate, stole up under our win
dow and tout, tout went the little horns;
t-o-o-t, t o o t went the big ones; bang,
bang went the drum and the Gillatin
Brass Band w ere giving us some of the
finest music that ever floated on au
"In England no man thinks of black
ing his own boots," said a haughty
I'h itoti once to Mr. Lincoln, whom be
j found polishing his calf-skiu gaiters
: "Whose boots does he black ?" quietly
' responded Abe.as Le hpaton his bruh".
Six aeara of I tic Elouitt Mrud EtiSI
Neuriy one-fourth of all the public
land dipjsed of in 1807 was inkeufor
homesteads, or about 1,600,000 acres
Since ihe Homestead aci was passed
00.000 farms, or more than 7000.000
acres of laud, have been taken up and
occupied under ii, and it is p.rcbable
nearly half a million people are now
existing and thriving on the public do
main, by reason of this philanthropic
Wliile Mr. Revcrdy Johnson is as
suring the builders of the Alabama
and the Liverpool ' Molls" of all sorts
that our country and England are iU
same, only dili'ereui, jl may to well for
the genera! reader to kuuiv there are
fewer landholders in England now,
than there were in trie time of William
tne Conqueror. Iu the) reign of Wil
liam and Mary, less than two hundred
years ago, there were a hundred Hud
sixty thousand English landholders,
while in 1S61 while the population had
increased six fold, the owners of the
soil hae decreased to l;s than thirty
oq? thousand. The American Home
stead Act has made more proprietors
of land ihau there are in ail Great
Dritain. In American there are more
than five million of freeholders.
Thii di-positiou of American public
lands in the interest of tie poor, is at
once a most novel and trilliuut exem
pl.ficaiion of the practical republican
ism of the United States, and of the
value of our great domain. While ru
England less than one-sixhundred and
fifiy-third part of the reeple have any
interest io the soil, here one-brvenih ot
ihe whole number are proprietors.
The Homestead law ranks beside
the act of emancipation, the Declara
lion cf Indef endeuce and the education
al policy of the country, as one of great
ornaments of wise philanthropy. Its
reul:s have been very pleasant aud
successful. It encourages to become
farmers those who might otherwise
take to mechanics or mere clerical
work, and it has a powerful influence
abroad, to bring us excellent cuiens.
with stout hearts and thiifiy purses.
Darnel Webster,'.' remarked old
Col. Gurnpey as he trimmed r quid ol
niggerhtad and faened it tecureiy
bet.vef n two Gecayctl teeth in ihe lefr
side of his mouth, "Daruel Webster
was a great man. Ther was'ot notkm
mtfAn about him. l'u-, hea rri lurri tttl U ,
but Y.va'ui his talk so much as his gin-
erosi.y tli.it tuck me. lie nac a kinder
careles.- way like, that kept hits from
pettin' cich. He never seemed to tbmk
what things, cost. 1 wa: con. in' up ;he
Hudson river along with him once, and
in the mornm' Durnel Webster and
me was wn-h:n' our faces aud slickin'
our hnr in ihe cabin, and he look out a
tooth biu-h and brushed I. i.- leeih. 1
didn't see no other tooih brush around
so I borrowed his'n. And after I used
it I handed it back to him, and what do
you think ? Why, Darnel Webster
just slung that tooth brush right inter
the river. And I s'pose the next day
he went and bought him a new one.
That's all he cared about money '
There ain t no such men as Darnel
Webster living now," continued the
Colonel meditatively, as he tperted a
stream of tobacco ju:ce into the fire
place at the other end of the room.
Cheerful Coktest. A few years
ago, in a village in Chester county, the
Methodists and Presbyterians each
built a church about the same lime.
Soon a rivalry arose between them, es
pecially among the juvenile portion of
the cougregations. On one occat-ion
the Methodist party got th best of the
argument in this way:
"Ah! I guess we beat you now."
"Why, we've got six buried in our
graveyard, and you've got only four;
and there's old Mr. Cooper is going to
die soon, and he'll make seven !"
Good. A Leavenworth Democrat
who manifested an unfortunate and
ruinous propensity to arbitrate on the
election, publishes the following; card in
the Times and Conservative :
Notice A meeting of my creditors
on election beta of clathing, etc., will
be held at the new market house this
evening. I desire to compromise with
all ou terms honorable and satisfactory-
Gen. Howard tells a good story of a
planter, who assembled all bid hands
in the spring, and told them they must
vote for the Demacrals, or he would
not employ ihem. The darkies waited
until the cotton wan whitening, and
then called on him and told him he
must give his word to vote the Radical
ticket or they would leave in a body.
And be did it.
An officer who wis inspecting his
company one morning, spied cue pri
vate whose shirt was sadly begrimed.
"Patri -k O'Flinn," called out the cap
tain, '-How lrng do you wear a shirt?"
thundered the officer.
'Twenty eight inches long," was the
The Democratic club of Washington
City seriously contemplates calling cn
Gen. Grant to offer congratulations.
Your billing and cooing, gentlemen,
come with a tad grace after the dirty
work you have done.
"f-V-. ,.-ftjr.f gpaMW vw
The boy who pends an hour of each
evening lounging id i y on a street cor
ner, w.istes in ihe course of a year.
three hundred aud suiy-five precious
hours, which if applied to study, w ould
familiarize him with the rudiments, at
least, of almost any of the familiar
sciences. If in addition to thtt wasting
of au hour each evening he spends five
cents for a cigar, which is usually the
case.the amount thus worse than wasted
would pay for four of the leading mag
azines of the couutry. Boys, think of
ihciae things. Think how much preci
ous time you are wasting and for what.
The graiiticatioo afforded by the lounge
cn the corner or by the cigar is not
only temporary, but positively hurtful.
You cannot indulge iu these practice,
without seriously injuring yourselve.
You acquire idle and wasteful babiu,
which will cling to you through lif
and grow upon you with each uccjd
ing year. You may in after life shaks
them ciT; but the probabilities are that
1 abits thus formed in early life will
remain with you till your dying day.
Be cautioned then in tune, aud resolve
that as the hour spent in indleness is
go- e forever, you will improve each
passing one, and thereby fit yourselrtm
tor usefulness and happinefs.
A Slight Mistake. There i a
magistrate in a town in Indiana name
Helser- A clergyman in the same
ptace was called upon by a young coup
le not long since, who wished hint to
t liv e a
join tnetn in me Boiy tora or matri
mony lie asked the bridegroom
soldier Ly the wayj for his marriage
icense. ihe man iu blue responded
that he had been engaged to the girl
fcur years, and thought that would do.
Clergyman thought not, and rewarded .
as the speediest way U obtain a li
cense: You had better take your girl and
go to Helser!"
' l ou go to hell yourself! ' retorted :
ihe angry veteran.
And seizing the bride by the arm he
dragged her from the bouse, wondering
what manner of a profaae minister be
had met with.
Commissioner Wilson, of the Gen
era! Land Office, has just received the
returns of surveyors of the boundary
hues of thirty-four townships in Idaho
in the vicinity of Sttuke river and Jor
dan crek, and adjoining the Bomo'
nieredii.u, amounting to three hundred
and seventy-seven miles of township
iiueu, covering an area of 773 2G0
acres, much of the land being 'valuable
for agriculture, and well watered and
An Irish emigrant, hearing the sua
ret gun at Portsmouth, asked a sailor,
"What's that?" Why.that's .uustt,"
was the reply. "Sunset, exclaimrd
Pat, "and does the sun go down in ibia
country with such a bang as that !"
A foreigner reports that when in
New York, he went to church where
he "heard music which made him woo
der how he pot in without a ticket."
Perhaps he was mistaken for a member
of the precs.
Pa," said Charley to his paternal
ancts'.er, holding a Sunday school pic
ture book, "W hat's that ! "That;my
son, is Jacob wrestling with the angel."
And which licked l inquired the
The following is conspicucus'y die
played in a paint shop on Blake street,
Denver: "Notice I will uot loan s
paint brush to the best man io Ameri
ca, so neip me Uod. sworn lo ana
subscribed by A. McCune."
Au elegant versifier, who wrote to
his charmer, 'I agree with you, fully,
my fairest," was a little disturbed to see
his line printed, "I egroe with you bul
ly, my fairest.'"
"Why, Hans, you have th roost
feminine cast of countenance I have
ever seen."5 Oh.yah," replied Hans,
"the reason of dat is because my moth
er was a voomans." "
An exchange paper says the girls in
some parts of Pennsylvania are so hard
up for husbands that they sometimes
lake up with lawyers and editors.
An affectionate Irishman once en
listed in the severty-fifth regiment, iu
order to be near his brother, who baa
a corporal in the seventy-sixth.
A railway traveler of our acquaint
ance informs us thai he recently caught
cold through sitting next to a wet nurse!
Anna Dickinson's lectare in New
York, "A struggle for Life," caused a
desperate struggle among- ihe ladies
The Louisville Courier and Journal
have been consolidated, and will ap
pear as one paper. Prenticd slays
with the paper.
Mrs. Partington (P. B. Shillaber)
was a defeated Democratic candidate
for the Massachusetts Legislature at
the last election.
John M. Langston, the colored law
yer of Ohio, will deliver the Law Lec
tures before the Howard University.
Washington, D. C.
The Secretary of the Treasury de
nies that he has lately sold 5 20's iu
New York ; but on the contrary, says
j he has bought some.
Sergeant Corbett, who killed Booth,
s now a lively preacher in Bjsioo,
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