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, ;i ;v: PL'ATTSMOUTil, NEBKASKAv TlUR2DAY,i MARCH 4, 1869;
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II. 13. HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. '-'
. -"0ffice corner Mala street
and Levee, Second
Terms: $2.50 per annum.
Hates of Advertising
O j square (space oUea lines) oue Insertion,
ttc.i subse.inent insertion -P,r,reinl
c.itA not exceeding six 11
dj.iuriercolama orless, perannnm
.. i aiz month
Oi half coluo twelve month
OjeIamD twelve months
nix month "
.lItMnsientadTertijements mast be P
We areprtpared to do all kltiil of
n , curt .notice, and in a tjle that WUl
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
PLTTSMOUTII - - 'yEBKASKA.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
PLATT3M0UTII, SE Mi ASK A
A TTOKSEY ASD COUNSELOR AT LAW.
Will buy ndsll Real Estate, and pay taxes f .r
nnn-refid'-nts. .... ,
Improved nd naitrproved lands and lots for sale,
late -J3ih n!2vl. ,
It. R LIVINGSTON, M. D.
?hysiciaa and Surgeon
Te 'l-ra hi profensional serviefs to the citizens of
aro'ity. ... .
,-Mi.;.inr outh-east corner ofOMk and .Sixth
1,,i- Office "n Main street, opposite Court Uouse,
PSatte Valley E-louse
Ed. B. Mdbpiit, Proprietor.
e'erner tf and Fourth Streets,
T'.w n.iu hivius b'-cn re n'ti-il ncl newiy inr-
I lnh'd offers Orst-claii accjaiai jaauoas
day or week.
Uoard l y
ATTORNEY AT LAW
G-cnoral Land Aent,
I.i'icoln. - - Nebraska.
Will p-artica in any of the Conrt of the State, and
wi'lbuyand s-'ll Keal Es.ate on commission, pay
exiiine Titles, c.
. K1XWILL, SAM. il. CHAPMAN
iriaxircH & Chnpasaan,
ATTORNEYS A T LAW,
Solicitors in Cnanoery.
TUTTSM0CT1I, - - XKBRASKA.
OtSce over Black, Butt ry 4 Co's Drug Store.
'7ATC7MAKEB and JEWELER,
PLATTSMOUTLI, -. - NEBRASKA
A pood assortment of batches Co Oold Pena,
..irv Silirnr Ware. Fane Violn and Vi-
e.ia Triinmini! aiwaya oo .iuu.
allied to hin care will be warranted.
All work com
Plattsmouth Fill lis.
C. HEISEL, Proprietor.
Have rcpntly bfen repaired anil placetl in trior-o-ikPI
running vrUer. Custom work, done on short
IOO,000 Busiicls of Wheal
Wanted imediately, for which the highest msrke
rric will be paid. augM tf
J. N. WISE, "
Ventral Life, Accident, Fire, Inland and
W ill tik ri.ksat reasonable rat'?s in the most reliabl
. ...!.. in the United States.
'4omn at the book store. Pla f n? onth. Nebras-
f MISS a. M . DBSPAIX A MB. It-P. KS5KDV
Opposite the City Uikery.
1 7 T would respectfully announce to the Ladies
of I'Uluaioulli and vicinity, that we havej ust
fx:-ired a larjte and well .:l-cted stock of Winter
'J ,o J.eoniiiaunlr of Flowers, Ribbons, velvets, Ure
tnniminca.A-e., Ac. We will eellt he cheapest (roods
vrsold iathiscity. We can accommodate all our
old customers and a many new ones as will favor us
; hacall. All kinds of work in our line done to
urder. PerfecUataafaction giveu or no charge".
HEALTH G0MF0nrt AWD
3 REASOyS FOR BOARDI.G
GEO. W. COL.ATlX,
OAK STREET. - - - PLATTsMOCTO
Two blocks northwest of Brick School-Uouse.
TIE has a
BA TIT HOCSEy free to patrons; his
rooms are well ventilated, and his prices aro
aonable. f.Jaly'8 niotf.
apt. I. LAROO & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Wines and Liquors,
Also a very choice selection of
Tobacco and Cigars,
M iln street, second door east of Seymour House,
Nebraska City, Nebraska
A'e'JtiKt receiving a t.ew stock i f Genuine Ottl
bewton direct from Bourbon county, Ky., Bitters,
etc " mylt w
. AIV ACT , . ":
To protect tL'e rights of Married Wo
men, and in relation to the liabilities
loci dent to the Marriage relation
JJe il enacted by the Legislature of
me &iaie or jeorasKa: oectiow 1
The property, real: or personal, which
any woman" in this State may own at
the time of her marriage, and the rent,s,
issues, proms or proceeds thereof, and
any real, personal, or mixed property,
wmcn enau. come to tier by descent.
derise or bequett, or the gift of any
person except, her husband, shall re
main her sole and seperate Dronertv.
till da IU in i i.c.u ut"Kiu in tee simoie
Sec. 7. Any married man dying
without a will, one half of his proper
ty, personal, real and mixed, shall de
scend to and become the absolute prop
erty of his surviving, , wife, the. other
half shall be equally .divided .among
his childred. . .
Stc. S. Any married man dying
without a will .or issue, his whole prop
erty shall descend to his surviving wife
during her lifetime and. afterwards to
his next of kin in fee simple.
Sec. 9. In case any married man
shall hereafter deprive bis' wife of over
ons-half of his properly - by 'wil'.nt
shall be optional with such ' married
woman, after the ' death of her hus
band, to accept the ; conditions of such
will, or one half of his whole . estate,'
teal, personal and mixed.
Sec. 10 Property of the wife be
longing to the husband after her de
cease, and. property of the husband
belonging to the wife after his decease
according the- provisions of this act,
shall be assigned and set over to either,
as dower is assigned and property set
over to the wife out of the husband's
estate, after his decease, according to
the laws which now are, or hereafter
may be in force in this State. '
Sec. 11. Any married woman may
carry on any trade or business, and
perform any labor or services, on her
real and separate account.and the earn
ings of any married woman,' from her
trade, business, labor or service, shall
be her sole and separate property, and
may be used and invested by her in her
own name, and she may sue and: be
sued as if sole, in regard to her trade.
business, labor, services and earnings,
and her property.acquired by her trade',.
business and services, and the proceeds
thereof may be taken on any execution
or o'-her process against her as theugh
she were e'ole.
Sec 12. Any woman,, who ehall
Lave been married ' but qf ' the State
sball.if her husband afterward becomes
a resident of vhis State, claim all the
rignts as to property which she 'may
have acquired by the laws of any other
State, Territory or country, or which
she may have acquired by virtue of asy
marriage -ccnti act or settlement made
out of this State. . i
Sec. 13. . Nothing in this act con
tained shall be held to invalidate any
mr rriage, or settlement or contract now
made, or to be hereafter made.
? Sec. 14. In all marriages hereafter
con racted, the husband shall be liable
for the debfsand liabilities of the wife
contracted before marriage, to the ex
tent of the real and personal, properly
he may receive with or through her, or
receive from the sale or rent of her
lands, and no farther; and such liabil
ity shall not be extinguished by the
death of the wife.
Sec. 15. When any woman, against
whom liability exists, 'shall marry and
have or acquire lands, judgement on
uch liability may be rendered against
her and her husband jointly to be lev
ied on suchland orly.vi
Sec. 16. - When any judgement 13
rendered against a, husband and wife
for the tort of the wife, execution on
such judgement shall be first levied on
the property of the wife, if sho have
any. . tS- ." -J
Sec. 17. The separate deed of the
husband shall convey no iuterest in the
1 wife's Undsior shall the teperate deed
- j of the wife's conrey bdjt iu'.erest ia the
Sec: 16L This act shall take 'effect
and be in forcn from and after its pas
SIOUX CITY If, PACIFIC U R
Tltrougti Frels;Ut front Chicago
' s iVeto Line in Running Order.
Last Wednesday evening1 the first
freight train . over, the Sioux City &
Pacific R. R,. arrjred in town, loaded
with umber and coal, having come
over, the siqrt route in less time than
usually is required to land freights in
Omaha. This is the opening of a new
era to. h remoni, and we now feel con
hJent that a blockade of freights for
r remont, nt Omaha or Council JJluos,
will nbrer'again be known. In a short
time , regular freight and passenger
trains will , be running-, and so . soon as
me ice moves , tne temporary bridge at
umalia we expect to see ait tnrough
freights and passengers pass over the
new air-line road. . . The company is
now building hidings and switchei, cai
culaled . to acoommadate the large
amount, of transferring that , must ba
done at this pqinl. ..One more railroad
is wanted immediately, southward, and
.i' is i a-
men we win De reany to stnrt a line
for all the , northern portion of the
United States, Intish . Provinces and
Alaska. Fremont Trilune. ,
sLETTCIl FROM CJII.V. TBIAYCH
' ' Washikctok, Feb. 7, 1S69.
IIox. C H. Gere: "
. JSly Dear bir: 1 desire to express
to you my very grateful acknowledge
ment for your introduction to the State
Senate' of the resolution recommending
me to Gen. Grant for a seat in his cab
net. The passage of the same with
uch unanimity, by both branches of
he Legislature, calls for my very pro-
nd srratitude to the members of the
T ou are well aware that this solici
tation or knowledge on my part that
sucfl : action was contemplated. For
tkis reason this action of the legisla
ture is the more valuable to me.
I have no reason to think that the
President elect will tender to me. a
place in hi3 cabinet If he should,
however much ' I shoald esteem the
honor, I should feel bound to fleclino a
seat in the Cabinet; 'preferring a, seat
in the Senate.'1 J. M. Tiiateii.
: Nothing Leaves us avit ForJib
us.-t If a i sheet of 'paper on which a
key 'has been laid be exposed for some
minutes to ithe ' sunshine, and then in'
stnoeouady viewed in the dark, the key
being removed, a fading spectre of the
key will be viable. I Let this paper be
put aside - for'tmahy mrmihs, where
nothing can disturb iif and then in dark
ness be laid orva-' plate of hot metal,
the spectre of. the feey will again ap
pear. Thij is equally true of our minds.
Every, man we meet, every book we
read, every landscape or picture we
see, ever word or lone we hear, leave?
its image on our train. These traces,
which under ordinary circumstances are
invisible, nover-fade, but, in the intense
light of cerebral excitement, start into
prominence, just as the spectre image
of the-key started into sight on the ap
plication tf - heav It is thus with aU
the influences i to which : we are sub
jected. i'i ( " 1 : '
A correspondent, of; the tlrawfords
vi lie (Ind ).Jier;u? . .is desperately sa
ver.o on Oiive Logan aa-' lecturer i
He says:;."Fvr a,. the atrioal display of
velvet, gaudy jewelry, Grecian Beads
smirks ad,ioIToa feminina friv
o!i.tjapd. egoum', )ta.:lectur: of Miss
Olive was a grand and unparalleled
success,,.. Lord,-how,,w .were borecVI
How we regret ihe.i;vaoy urn. formed' io
our pocket-boolc.by file absenca of ttfe
seventy-fiye. cents. p.aiii,for areserved'
seat" How we mourn "for the two
hours time wasted in fisten'ng to her
twaddle-"and: seeing 1 her 'contortions!
Adieu, -dear Olive ! .May your Jdress
never conceal more of . your , throbbing
bosom. nor your train display, more of
your doubtful ankles..' '- V:' ':
An editor in the far 'west thus de
scribes society in his '.'djggins":
: We're all. so virtuous and happy
that we expect every minute to be
transformed inu smelling .savors and
sold by all respectable druggists 'as a
new balm of a thousand tiowers, put
up in the spirits of just men made per
fect. - 9 All we need to complete cur ter-
restrial glory, js a , ihree-atory hotel,
built on . the American plan, with a
mortgage on On end and a cosy place
to fry onions in on the other."
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. A good scrt of a'm'an in Maine was
recently asked to subscribe for a chan
delier ' for. the church. Now, said
he, "what's the use ' of a chandelier ?
After you get it you, can't get any one
to play it." , j ! - . .. :t
. Henty Ward Beech er has publicly
denied, for the third time, that he ever
commenced a sermon th) with expres
sion, ''It is a d-d hot day." ;.
"You speak t French wonderfully,
said a: Frenchman to a young snob'wbb
was airin? his accomplishments before
him. "You have not ze least acsent :
I mean ze least Fie-icA accent."
Vicette Conclave So 1 8 W 91
. . or Ileptasoplis. ; .-..
-, North Besd, JSteb.. Fxb. 1SC9.
This order has usually been desig.
nated'as S.' W. M'(Seven Wise Men)
in German, Sieben IVei&en :LManneri io
French, Sept Sa?es; in Kr atiish, Siete
Sabios these are languages in which
it has appeared. This order originated
in New Orleans, some 20 or 25 years
ago, and is spreading very rapidly,
more especially in the Eastern and
Southern States. The title of said or
der has been founded on the Seven
Wise Men of old, and ancient legends,
to whom it owes its name.'
On Saturday evening last, Feb 20th,
the District Deputy for the ' Order, .
r. Geo. Corroran, E-q., organized a
Conclave (or Lodge) at this .place
granting a charier on a Petition signed
by 24 citizen?, praying for the'same.-
The ceremonies of the installation of
its officers and initiation of the. Jnm
bers were very imposing and sublime.
The obligations xf the order are of
such a solemn nature as to leave a last
ing impression , on the 'minds of both
officer and members, that they each
and every one had a. speci. 1 . task to
perform, in ' that they may be worthy
of, as well as honored with the title 'of
S. W. M - ' " '
ineiJeputy. iir. uornvan, matte a
few very impressing and imposing re
marks, in which he stated the object
of the Order, which are purely Charity.
and upon Charity its Constitution and
By-laws are founded.. Assistance 1u
all times, and under al' circumstances
when required, is the duty he . firmly
impressed on the mind of each and
every member. itn such or.jects in
view, and practiced, no Order can help
but prosper, and greatly assist n the
elevation of mankind generally, as well
as'witnin its own portals. lie also
placed before them tl e duty they owed
to each other as a Brotherhood, and
hoped - they would prove themselves
worthy of the title he bestowed upon
them. In conclusion' he remarked, he
would be most happy to establish the
Order in every county, yea, every city
in the nobJe'State of . Nebraska, and
informed ne especially extended to
them the right handof fellowship, fpr
be'ng the first to lay'hold of the wheel
and caused it to move in the State, and
consequently it entitles the honored
Conclave to bear No. 1. -The follow
ing officers were duly elected and 'in-
tiled; -: .-. ' -. T :
A T Spoor, Anchor or Chief;
W L Seely, Chancolor;
W R Dickenson, Prevost;
J W Zeigenfns, Srnbe cr SecyJ'
Samuel Chapin, Trefts ;
L Williams, Inspector Geu'l; .
C R Ogilvie. Herald;
O T Rockwell, Warder;
Matt O'Conner, Sentinel;
In conclusion allow me to say, that
Mr, Corrovan District. Deputy of, this.
State, has the authority to open cou
claves, and has the necessary material.
such as books, blanks, charters &c,
in the four languages epoken of else
where in this article, and will opu
Conclaves as fastis applications for
Charters are sent to him. AH com
munications can reach him, by addres
sing Lock Box 3,' Omaha, Nebraska,
and will receive prompt attention. A
cordial invitation is extended to all of
the order sojourning in the State, and
we assure them a brotherly welcome,.
Our meet'iigs for the present will be
held every Wednesday evening - com-,
mencing at 7 1 2 sharp, ' ,
J. W. '.IECE ri'S. ,,
Fremont Tribune. ' 1
1 1 A celebrated cliff in Denmark, the
'Queen's Seat," has just fallen 'bodily
into the Baltic from the shock' 'of an
earthquake;-' '"n " s" "
: The rock about four hundred .feel
high.-was an object of great interest to
the foiirrsts; from the magn.ficen'i viev
to he " had from- it." On a clear day
Rougen and the : coast of ' Fomerania
could be plainly seen. '
- ; Everything has' disappeared except
soft masses fcf chalk"' which' forth a
sort of Isl'acd near the shore."' Neigh;
boring villages were'Verrifieo! at the
noise produced, which lasted " several
seconds. 1 '- ' . ' " ' ''''',
A woman in' Michigan, lately sued
a saloon keeper of the plsce te recover
money spent by her husband for liquor
and after on exciting trial, a verdict : f
S65 was I rendered in" her favor. If
this verdict - was according to law,"
there are numerous ladies in ' other
States who must have pretty large bills
against the saloon keepers, which they
might do well to put in course of col
lection. ' - ; " '"' , ',"
A Mr. Sweet, of Providence, R. I.,
of some experience as a pedestrian
and rope walker, announces intention
to commence," June 1, propelling a ve
locipede, of his own manufacture, a
distance of three thousand' miles in 30
days, averaging one hundred miles per
day, for a wager : of 85,000.' During
the trip he his is to ride the velocipede
one hundred and fifty miles in twenty
four hours, and one trial only allowed
The Chicago Times says so soon B9
a man starts outior a reformer, he Irt9
Ihis hair, grow long.
t" " : .U-
So soon as a wo-
man starts in the same
cuts hers off short.
A l.lteraB Turn of inind ' " t
: George 'Wakejnan : furnish?- the
Galaxy an amusing collection of stories
illustrating "A Literal Turn of Mind."
We quote a few:
This same ' literal turn of mind,
which-!'' have been illustrating, is
sometimes used ; unintentionally,: and
perhaps a little maliciously, and thus
becomes tne property ot wits instead or
blunderers. Thus,' we hear of a very
polite and impressive gentleman who
said to a youth.onthe street; Boy,'may
I inquire where Robinson s drug store
ia?" "Certainlv. r sir."' said . the boy
very respectfully. "Well, sir,' said
the gentleman,' after waiting awhile,
where is ill ' 'l ;hav not the least
idea, yer honor," said the urchin.
Tnere was, another boy who was ac
costed by an ascitic middle aged lady
wiih "lioy, 1 want to -go- to Dover
street. ' "Well.rua bin, 'said the boy,
"why don, t you go there, then! One
Iday, on Lake George, a party of gen-
I ilemeo strolling ' among'lhe' beau'uful
islands of (he lake, espied a livle 'fe
low with a red shirt and old straw-hat,
dangling-a line over the side of the
boat. : "Hello, boy!"- said one of them.
what ;are you- doing? ishin ,
came the answer. "Well, of course,''
said the gentleman; "but what do you
catch?'- Here the.: boy became indig
nant at so much questioning and re
plied, "r ih, you tool; what do you
spose. . : "Did any of you ever see an
elephant's skin?" Inauired a teacher
of an infant class. "I have," shouted
a six yenr old from the foot of the class.-
here?', asked the teacher. "On
the elephant," said the1 boy, laughing.
Sometimes this ort of wit degenerates
or rises, as the case mry be,, into pun
ning, as when r lora pointed pensively
to the heavy masses of clouds in the
sky, saying, "I' wonder where ihose
clouds are going," and her brother re
plied. ,"1 think they are going to thun--
der." "Halloa, there how do you sell
wood? "By the cord. "How long
has it been cut?"' ' No longer than it is
no-v. ;. Ana also, wnen I'atncif
O'Flynn ,was seen with his collar aud
bpsom sadly begrttnmed, nnd was in
dignantly asked by his officer: vPat-
rick 'O'Flynn, how long do you wear a
shin?' and replied promptly, "Twenty -eight
inches, sir'". ' , ';-''
California papers state that on the
completion of the Central Pacific R R ,
$rrap.?s can be-; shipped to New York
for one hundred dvllars per lon.' While
the price of .the - white i varieties .baa
ranrred at New York at half a dollar
and upwards pr prftmd, in' Califofria
it has only been three cents. " Vvith
lie'cotripletion of this road, then,' we
may indulge in luscious graphs at six
or seven cents pr pound. .r. - i , ,y
A curious laws jit is on the tapis in
Englntid. A Liverpool merchant,'
suddenly called to. New York en, ur
gent business; took a cab to the steam-
er, and in his haste forgot to pay the I
driver, on nis return tnree montns
afterwards., he found-' the'eabman and
C tb just where he had left them, shel-
tred by a little wooden tbed, and was
met a'witlbill for coach fare or 1,0$0
hours by day. and ' 1.0S0 by night.
The suit is still on.
A Banking house in Paris, wishing
to test the discretion of its clerks, con
fidentially imparled t j them' a false re
port from Turkey," which,' if true, would
have created a panic at the , Bourse
In an hour or two the false report was
spread all through the street. The
house is understood not' to put much
confidence -in the1 secretiveness of its
clerks...-. :. , i --i'r:t
. ,, h:' ." '
; A Kentucky traveler, dining at a
larre : hotel in "Albany: was' annoyed
by the knowing-off of the memb"ers:of
the 'Assembly, who kept calling-each
other, from iheir respective -counties,
after the fashion "I'll thank trie gen
tleman from Oneida," Sic, Whre-.
upon the Kentuckian said to'tfhage
darky -waiter'I'll thank the gentleman
from Africa for a slice cf ham." ,
' "Bridget, how came you- to burn the
bread so?" "Ochi an' is it burned, it
is? ; Sure, then, .ma'am, but: it's no
fault of mine.for wasn't you afther ul)
ing me last thing before you , went out,
a large loaf must bake one hour, an'l
made three large 'loaves, so I baked
'em three hours, jest;.. for what else
should! do?". ... . ...v ; v
, A western editor thinks the poem of
Enoch ' Arden has encouraged' hun
dreds 'of dead husbands to return end
annoy their families who would other-'
wise have kept away. The Enoch
Arden in real life, be says, Is usually
a scallawag, and comes home ragged,
dirty and drunk. '..'.,
"If you had eighty years to live, how
would you spend it so as to be perfect
ly happy hers below?' asks a French
writer and answers it himself. . "The
firit thirty years es a pretty woman,
thirty ratrrahs a great ge".ral, and the
rest as a. Bishop."' !? i' --' i
., f r--r? - ' ft ., '..
' ViTe wo'j'd KMt, eays the Louisville
- ov.fier - J' nal, to the big eagle which
; cerriei-'cif the little boy in Tennesse'e,
ii tha.ii mere are in' the streets- of Louis-
busineas, e!,e j a good manny rascally little black
' guatds that he may have for the taking
Andy J nil it sou In; Tennessee.
r; .The Lexington (Ky.) Statesman
speaks of Andrew Johnson's guberna
torial p'rbipecta in ' Tennessee as follows::-
. "The Republican papers in Tennes
see don't seem to think that Andy John
son will run any fetter for Governor
of that State than dil Emerson Ethe
ridge. It would be strange, indeed, if
he did. ..What little strength Andrew
possessed while, he held all the patron
ae of the National Government in his
hands, wil' after the 4th of March, be
greatly diminished, and he has not so
acted since 1S65 as to give the pee-p!
of that State a, good opinion of either
his political or, moral character, and so
we judge he will not be a hard m
to beat. East Tennessee, where his
great strength used to be, is
most unanimous against him now, nnd
his deceitful conduct to the negro wil
not be apt to, gain . Dim any. support
from them. The rebel Democracy
now mat ms power to serve mem is
gone, will remember the - days of old
wuerein ne deceived mem.' We see
no reason why Andy cannot . be easily
and very thoroughly beaten, and .he
will be." " . .
From this it would appear that the
ex-aldermanic President really intends
to run ( for Governor of . lennessee.
provided he can get thq nomination.
The defeat that would fo'low, he would
find a quietus to all his further political
"What do you mean by humbugging.
madam ?" asked a homely lawyer of
an old lady whom he was cross-exam:
ining. "I don t know as I can exactly
say, sir; but jt.a laay was to say to
you that you're a handsome man, that
would be what TV tall hambuggicg !"
An Irishman being about to join a
company in ; i-awrenceburg, Indiana,
forming to go South, during the late
war, was questioned by one of the of
ficers: "Well; sir, when you get into
battle, will you fight or run ?"H "An'
faith, replied the Hibenian, "I'll be
after doin as a majority uv ye does',"
There are two eminent physicians in;
New York one says lunch in the mid-,
die of the day. and the other says nay.
An old doctor used to say, eat when
you are hungry , drink when you are
dry, keep your feet warm, your head
cool, lie straight in bed, and 4bid deG:.
anc.e to the physician'." ,
What's the ditf ere uce between you
and my.oM doll ?'.'. asked a lUtle girl of
her sisters snobbish beau. , "Aw
weally, ray little' deah, caunt say.'
"You have an eye' glas and my old
dolt has1 a glass-eve," said the triumph
ant urchin. . . , . , -
"Susy, my child," said an affection
ate rocther to her little one, one day,
what would you do if yon: (had, 'no
mama?". I'd buy just as much candy
as I wanted to every day, aud put on
just such dresses as I pleased, was
the prompt answer; ' . .-. :;
- : ? - .
Lena, a little girl ot two. summers,
had been learned to pass ;' her plate at
ihe table.' ; One nighi she awoke nnd
reached out bir little hand, searching
for her mo4her, but in vain, . She rais
ed her , voice ; "Please, mamma, pass
your.face.".' . ' '.'"
My dear,',' inquired a young wife
of her husband,, on his , return from
business, "nave you seen tne oeaunrui
set" of walnut 1 furniture' which the
Smiths have bought "' "No-, myj love,
but I have seen the b)li, and that satis-
fiesme.",,. u - y . .-.,
'An up town blood is going to give a
velocipede xeception. - MThe first partof
the evening the guests wilL; go,, around
on velocipedes ; the atter part, if pos
sible, on their feet if not; oh a shut
ter.' " - i,J ''"
' For the first time in the history, of
Spain a protesta'nt religious'' service
was publicly held at Madrid, on Sun
day, January 24. . Among the audi
ence, were maqy, ladies, of. different
classes of society.
, Miss Anthony says the women prin
ters don't mean to cut under, the men's
wages and in the revolution exhorts the
girls to stand by each other .and by
ihe men who' stand by you."'
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Passioit. Fight hard againsra has-:
ty temper. , Anger will come, hut resist
it etrongly. ..A spark may.set a house
on fire. A fit ef passion may give you
cause to mourn all your life. ; Never'
revengeaii injury. . I . -iv.CI ,r -
A new hand in a barber shop' made
terribly rough work in shaving-a cus
tomer. When the haggling ended the
victim asked: "Did you ever .shave
any onebefore?" "Yes, sir," "Ah !
did the man live' ?'' " '.'""
; ,-t. - .h i - ' '
Mijire88 And why do you wish to
leave, Sarah ?'' r Sarah Well, mum,
you never told me as master were a
Councilman, when I enraed for a re-
tnfirtrtKla familir 3'. ' :' J t; . - '
There was a man so intensely polite,
that as he passed a hen on her nest.he
said "Don't rise ma'am."
That man did not live in Plattsmouth.
THE IILIIDELL, IrlCIlUEOIS.
The mystery which has enshrouded the
murder of Dr. Uurdell, which occurred
in New York City, on Saturday, January
31, 1857, has at length been dispelled in
the volantary confession which Charles
Jeffords, a convict lately murdered by a
fellow prisoner at Sing Sing made to a
detective some time ago, and which is
now, for the first time made public'
Jefferds at the time of his death, was
Serving out a terra in prison, at the end
of which tune ha was to be hanged for
the murder of a Mr. Matthews. The
following particulars,' showing how the
bloody deod was done, may provo inter
esting: - ,'
Jefferds stated to the detective that on
the fatal night he was Visiting at the
Burdell house, and was in the parlor with
the young girls, and was playing the
banjo for their amusement. The banjo,
he said, belonged to him, and not to
Snodgrase, as had before been stated,
Snodgrass being odIv ablo to thumb on
it a little. Dr. Burdell came in and met
Mrs. Cunniugham, with whom he hai a
violent quarrel, after which he proceed
ed at onca to his room. Jeffords then
went to ths room of Mrs. Cunnin?ham.
and hearing fiom her the particulars of
the quarrel, he became much inoensed
against Burdell, and volunteered to "go
up and do for the old rascal." In this
proposition he was encouraged by Mrs.
Cunningham, and he resolved ha would
do it. Accordingly drawing a two-edged
slender dagger, .which he habitually car
ried, and, being informed by h;r of the
exact position of the doctor's room, pro-
ceeJ stealthily up stairs.
Ihe doctor was seated at his desk.
looking over some papers by a single gas
light.- So engaged was he that he did
not bear the step of his'marderor,and the
Erst intimation he had .of danger was
a sudden b'ow struck from behind over
his shoulder, and aimed at his heart.
the blow , was instantly repeated, and
again reiterated as rapidly as the nerv
ous energy of the assassin could wield
tha knife. With a, single cry of 'mur
der," the doomed man sprang from hia
chair and grappled with Jefferds: they
struggled from side to eido of the room,
overthrowing the chairs and dragging t!ie
table out of place, the doctor striving to
seize the dirk or to hold the murderous
arm, the every blow of which, was; oat
ting away his life. "At one time." said
Jeflards, the old fellow caught my arm
t : a. j . . i ,, . , - .
uu iwi-tsu me againBf tne wan. anu lor
minute I thought he wonld be too many
for me; but I put ray hand against the
wall and saved myself from going down, ,
and with the other I reached under r.nd
hit him in the k'dhjev, and that fetched '
him 'It was our fighting about the room
that made the blood fly so all about on
tho walls. The old fellow was stronger
than. gave him credit for, and we had a
mighty. toush tumble of it, but you eee I
naa i no Ernie, and 1 kent all the time
ibbing him with thatJ and he bled a;
great deal, and that weakened him I sup-
if"! sir, I did that little job my
' Then musing a minute, as if to
recall the, scene more clearly to hismmd,
ne continued: -" i es, I dtd.it for hira; bnt.
he fought like the devil: I once thought
he had got the best r f me; but the punch
in. toe rios loitneamm." liere no sat
minute still thinking, then continued: ,
Did you go into the room? Well, you
remember the map that hung on the well?
Well, they could have found the marks
of ray hand on that map if they'd looke3;
once, wht-o he nearly turned mo, I threw
my hand hack, and it struck Cat against
tho wall or map; that is'the time I thought
he'd be too many for me; but the loss of
blood weakened bim, I s'poso, for. 1 soon
ot nun under again, and that's when I
hit him-in the ribs and fetched him." 1
Ladies Should Read Newspapers. It
is a great' mistake in female education to
keep a young lady's time and attention
devoted to only fashionable literature of
tbe day. , If you would' qualify her for
conversation, you! must give her some- -thing
to talk . about-r-give her cdnoaton .
with the actual world, and its transpiring
events. , Urge her , to read . Eewspapers,
anil become familiar with the ' present
character and improvement of our race.
Iljstory is of some importance; but the
past world is'' dead---we have nothing to "'
do'with it.;. Our'thoughts-and oar oon-' -'
cercs ahould befor the present world; to '
know what it is aud to improve the condi- .';
tlon of it.. Let her have an intelligent
opinion, and be able te sustain intelli
gent conversation concerning the mental
and religious improvements' of our time.
Let tho gilded poems oa the eenteta.
ble be kept part of the time covered with
tha ; weekly and daily journals Let tha -,-whole
family menf women and children
read newspapers. ..
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The taste for relic has a character-.: i
istic illustration in-: the scramble for.
pieces "of the rotton box outside the
coffin in which Mry. Surratt'" was 'first;
burted; v ." -- . ' ' "'--' ' -!
Nothing having been heard from Dr..
Livingst6ne for over a'year, the Eng- .
lish begin to feel fearful that all is not '
well wiih bitn. ;''?-, " -1 'i " ,.-n
mm s s i -'"
The atte'rhpt to 'work the scenery at
Booth's new theatre bysteam power
proves a failure, and the old-fashioned
imanual power bas been restored.' v1'
, SvrQrds Si5pear publish a newepa
per in Vicksburg, which is not half
so sharp as their names would indi
cate. . - m ..: :l . f . '
The merit of our actions consists
not in doing extraordinary actions, but
in doing ordinary actions extraordinary
Weil. . .' :. , . -. I.- ,.; ,-!
Mrs. George Francis Train isjbuild-'
ing a palatial residence in Newport,
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