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PLATTSMOUT1I, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 10,1869.
II. D. HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AN D PROPRIETOR.
, VJ0ffiee corner Mala street and Levee, second
Terns: $2.50 per annum. '
.Hates. of Advertising
j square (space of ten lines) oue Insertion, tt .00
Kcj sabtejaeot insertion - - 1.00
Profe linal cards nut exceeding lix II 10 00
Oae-quarter column or lees, perannnm 35.00
" six month 20-0
" three monthi 15.00
Oae half colnma twelvemonth 6A.O0
" . aix nioathe 85.00
three months 20. oo
O as solaaa twelve months - 100.00
. . six months ... 60.00
' three months - - .00
- All transient advertisements mast e p orin
nr We are pr pared to do all kinds of Work
n short notice, and in a style that will satis.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
P L A.TTS M 0UTII - - INEBRASKA.
T. !fl RIARflHETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
" S. P. COOP KU,
. ATTORSET ASD COUNSELOR AT LAW.
Will buy and soli Heal Estate, and pay taxes f jf
Improved sod a aimproved lands and lots for sale,
Jane 25th nl2? i.
J V. KAWLWS, 31. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
(Late a Surgeon-in-Chicf or.the Army of the Poto
mac.) PLA TTSM O UTH, - - NEB.
Omon ithUr.il R. Livingston, on If ala street,
proMto Cuort House.
Private residence corner of Rock and lltn
Irrois, two doors south of P. F. Oa-V. my6.
R.R LIVINGSTON, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Tsnders his professional services to tfcecitiiens of
jry-Residence oath-est corner ofOaK and iixth
streets; Otfico on Main atlcet, opposite Court House,
Platte Valley House
Ed. B. Murphy, Proprietor.
srntr of .Main and Fourth Slrtet.
, k 1, .jii ra fitted and lewlr fUT-
Uhedoff-.-rs first-class accommodations. Boar by
day or wees.. - -
m. s. jexxixgs,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
G-sneral Land Agent, -
Lincoln. - - - - Nebraska.
Wl'l p-actica In any of the Courts of the State, anJ
will bay and all Kaal Es;ate on commission, pay
Taxes, examine Titles, c.
S. MAXWELL, 6AM. M. CHAPMAN
Maxwell & Cliapmanj
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery
Office over Black, Battery k Go's Drag Store.
Plattsrnouth IV3 i 1 1 s.
C. IIEISEL, Proprietor. .
Hare recently been repaired and placed mtbor
ouKh rfriiniog o.rder. Custom work done on short
100,000 Bushels of Wheat
Wanted immediately, for wbaJb. the big et mre
price will be paid. ang2a tf
J. N. WISE,
General Life, Accident, l ire, Inland and
Will take risksat reasonable ratos in the most reliant
companies in the United states.
tl-Office at the bookstore,Plattsn?onth,Sebras
Jlillinery fc Drcssmakins,
BT MISS A. M. DXSPAIS M . R. r. Kessbot
OpdosiU the Cilu Bakery.
"itys would respectfully announce to the Ladies
Y of Plattsrnouth and vicinity, that we hayejusl
. : .i.,..n wall .Hicird stuck of Wiuter
.. I?t...r. HihltnRS. Te.lvatS. drCSS
lUuimmgn, Ac, Ac We will sellthe cheapest goods
vr sola in tniscity. t kwbii.
.ld customers and as many new ones as will favor us
wliv a call. All kinds of work in our lino done to
order. Perfect iausfaction given ornocnarges.
HEAUTBt" COMFORT, AND
3 REASONS FOR HOARDING
GEO. W. COaLtVlx, .
OAK STREET, - - ' - PLATTSMwrra
Two blocks northwest of Brick School-House.
E has a BATO HOUSE, free to patrons; his
. rooms are well ventilated, and his price" are
asonable. ,..Ja'j23 n!6tf.
Capt. I. LACOO & CO.,
Wholesalcand Retail Dealers In
Wines and Liquors,
JjAlso a very eho!ce selection of '
Tobacco and Cigars,
Main itret, second door east of Seymour -Horn t,
N arr,.ka City, Nebraska
Ar"Jutt receiving a new stock of Genuine Old
hurbon direct frssa Bourben csanty, By., Bitters
etc. myl6 w
Ir. J. W. THOMAS,
Having permanently located at
WEEPING WATER FALLS.
tenders hit prof (wsional services toth; citins ol
Caes cognty.Netraeka. Jan7'6fttf .
JAME3 O'NEIL la my authorized Agent for the
collection of all accounts due the undersigned for
medical services; his receipt will be valid for the
payment of any monies on said accounts.
August 14. Ib67. B. it. L1V1KUS10S. M.D
ORGANS. 1IFXOI) EONS!
I am azeot for the best Musieil InHtrqments made
Persons wishing to buy Pijnos, Cabinet, Metro
politan or Portable Oigans, or Me Ivdeona can pur
chase through my agency on aa liberal terms as they
can from the maaufa-tuiers themselves. All Instru
ments fully warranted. J. N. WISE,
FOR SALE OR TIIAUE 2
A good dwellirg. containing six rooms, a good
crliar, and cistern, a well, stable, wood Khed
and buggv she-i on the lot, situate on the corner f
Seventh and Locust streets ; alo. a two story brick
building, 28x36, with two lota, situate on Fifth street
north of Hain. The above property will be sold
cheap for cash, or traded for an improved farm in
Cas connt r.
For particulars apply on the premises.
All persons Indebted to me are requested to call
and settle immediately, as I must and will have
tnem settled forthwith.
Novmr. GEO. B0ECE.
MRS J- IP- DOUD,
Having just received a choice eetectl. n of Millin
ery Goods i rom I'hiiadt! Lia, now clTers them for
inspection acd nale, at reawnab:e prices. No pains
has been spared to obtain the finest material and
Please cull ard f xsmii g at her residen ce, cne'snd
a half miles touth of 1'lattsmouth. tcai25tf
WOOLI.ORTI1 fc 0O.,
Binders S: Pap er dealers.
SAWT JOSEPH, MO.,
9 z 9 q
To the Wor.xtno Class: I am now prepared
to farnUh all clauef with constant employment at
their homes, the whole of the time, or for the
spare moments. Business new, light and proStable
Fifty cents to $5 per evening, is easily earned by
persons or either sex, and the boys and girls earn
nearly as much as men. Great inducements are of
fered thomi who wilt devote iheir whole time to the
busiue s; and, thtt every person who see this no
tice, uiRy send me their nddreis and lest the badness
fi.r themselves, I make Ihe fallowing unparalleled
otfor : To all who are not well sati-fied with the
business, I will send $1 to pay for the trouble of
writinir rre Full particnl8rs, directions, &c, sent
free. Sample sent by mail for 10 els. Address
apr8 K. C. ALLEX, AogOKta, Me.
LIVES Y, PEED,
WM- J- H Y ATT, Proprietor,
First-rate Stabling and Wagon Tarda for the ac
commodation of the put lie, also a good stock of
HORSES AND CARRIAGES
to let on very reasonablejterms.'
Stable on Main street, neay opposite tne sms
DAN HOUSB, Plattsrnouth, Neb. Dec31tf .
Feed. Sale and Livery
Main St., Plattsmouth
I am prepared to accommodate the public wtt
Horses, Carriages and Buggies,
Also, a nice Jtlearse,
On short notice and reasonable terms. A Hack will
rnn to steamboat landing, and to all parts of the
city wnen acbirea.
tnrss J, w. SHANNON,
DU HI. "II. iTTCXUSKY,
Will be at Dr. Livingston's Offlce daring the.last
wrektneacn montn . a i oraers leu iu imn-
ollice wt:i prcmpny.aiieuuea 10.
NEW TOBACCO STORE!
ON MAIN 6TRKET, OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,
PsLATTSJI OUT II, B.,
' We wave on hand a large assortment of
CIGARS & TOBACCO,
CuDoisting of.ths best qualities of
CIGAES, r IKE CUT, PLUG AKD
M OKI NO TOBACCO,
As we deal exclusively in Tubaeco we can sell as
cheap.il not cheaper than any other store in the city.
Give us a call before you purchase elsewhere, as
we know you will go atified.
I.. I5KO.H & CO..
February 11, l6itf. m
B. EPCRLOCK, R. BlXTIB WlSI'HiM
CO. Ulerk ana cecoruer, wpi j viera x aet r.
Spurlock & Windham,
PL A TTSJfO CTB, MnASKA.
FRONT ROOMS OF CtURT. HOUSE,
Clerk and Treasurer's OEca.
LANDS BOUGHT SqlD.
Titles Examined, ami
Taxes paid and receipts forcaijt
Plattsmoutn, JunlS,169 all,
ONE OF THE JLOST AUTij.
An Buecdote cf Wecdell Phillips
has recently come to our knowledge,
and we thiiik it too good to be kpt
longer out of pritit. About a year
ago Mr. Phillips arrived in a certain
Western town to deliver bis lecture on
the Lost Arts. lie bad been particu
larly requested by the Secretary to
give tbut lecture and no other; but, af
ter'euing to the town, be learned
from a friend that the literary associa
tion for which he was lo lecture had
been so manipulated a to fall into the
bands of a Corumiitee of Democrats,
who had sworn to abolish from . their
platform all political discusions, es
pecially those which involved the treat,
ment of black folks. 13y the mere en
gagement of the great lion of aboli
tionism the committee expected to
show their impartiality, ly confining
him to the Lost Arts they thought
they had chained him to a period in
finitely removed from present politics,
and they felt inclined to pat their own
backs over their shrewd management.
"I'll fix 'em," quietly remarked Mr.
Phillips The hour arrived: huge au
dience; Democratic committee hugely
delighted that they had the abolition
orator on a safe autject. Mr. Phillips
was introduced ou the very emphatic
announcement that he was to lecture
on tne Lost Arts. What was the hor
ror of the committee as the orator pro
ceeded during the first fifteen minutes
to descnoe the Democratic party a
one of the Lost Arts, tracing its career
with h's own terrible sarcasm, invect
ve and ridicule. After thus punish
ing the committee to his heart's'con
tent, the orator wheeled around into
antiquity and went on with the lecture
as usual. Meantime the committee
learned a useful lesson in the philos
opby of free discussion, and came 10
the conclusion that any lecturer who is
worth bearing is rather disinclined to
being put into a cage. Independent.
Don't Kill Him You will some
time find in your fields a large black
beetle, wearing on its broad back rows
of brilliant golden dots. Know lhat it
is not to be destroyed. According to
Dr. t itch, the distinguished entomol
ogist, its eggs produce the corn grub
killer, that most inveterate foe of cut
worms. It hunts them continually,
and feeds cn nothing else, so long as
the supply holds out. When it finds
them in plenty, it gorges and surfeits
itself upon them, till so distended thai
it hardly knows how to stir, for it nev
er does respect a cut-worm's desire to
be "let alone.". It erases him in its
etrong jaws, and, despite violent writn
ing and strogg'e,' holds him fast.;
Ploughman, spare that bug!
Paste fob Scrap-Book. In the Ru
ral for January 9th Perry" inquires
for a good paste for scrap-books. The
befit article I have ever used is corn
starch. Dissolve a small quantity in
celd water, then co k it thorougly.
Be careful and not get it too thick;
when cold it should bj thin enough to
apply with a brush. It will not mould
or stain the paper. It is the kind used
by Daguerreotypists on 'gem pictures
Patent Office Reports with two-thirds
of- the leaves cut out make very good
scrap-books the best use they can be
A New Orleans woman had her
eioping daughter and unwelcome son
to-law brought before the Recorder
for separation. She was informed
that it couldn't be done. The old lady
surveyed the happy couple for a mo
ment, and then, shaking her head dis
consolately, said; "Judge, lhat girl
ain't fit to be married; she has spells !"
"Has what ?" exclaimed the Judge.
"Why, you see. Judge " but before
the lady could proceed, the daughter
sprang to her feet and said: "Mother,
there ain't no use in saying any more;
I'm married, and if I ain't fit, I'd
like to see the girl who is !"
Rough on Jc hit. It is related of
Speer, of the Larimi Tribune, that he
tells this story of himself:
"I went to a drug store early the
other day for a dose of morphine for a
sick friend. The night clerk objected
to giving it to me without a prescrip
tion, evidently fearing that 1 intended
suicide. 'Psaw!' said I, 'do I look
like a man who would kill himoelf?'
Gazing at me steadily for a moment,
he replied, 'I don't know; seems to me
if I looked like you, I should be great
ly tempted to kill myself.' " -
Professor "This, ladies and gen
tlemen, is the gorrilla, or monkey
man, the greatest living curiosity in
the known world. He was captured
by a party of travelers." (He punch
es it with a stick.) Gorilla (indig
nantly) "Jim Briggs, it you punch
me again with with that stick, I'll come
out thar and acd lam you out of your
On a Kentucky railroad, recently,
while a train was passing through a
tunnel, a young man attempted to kiss
a girl who sat in front of him, when
she siezed his hand and bit out a large
piece. When the cars emerged, the
young man, wrapped up his bleeding
hand, exclaimed to 1 inquiring friends
how the "window fell on it."
How ''Dixie' Became the
'Marseillaise" of line Soutli
During the liar.
In the first place, the 6ong and cho
rus of ' Dixie" was composed and ar
ranged by Dan. Emmet, i member of
a traveling minstrel party, who, while
at Mobile, in the winter of 1867-8,
heard some negro laborers singing ou
the levee while loading a steamboat
with cotton. The thought struck Dan.
that, with a little change of measure,
it could be made a good seng and
"walk around," which generally winds
up a negro minstrel concert. Dan.
arranged it and produced 'it. It be
came a success, and was sunsr and
played"all over the country by all the
In the spring cf lSGl, Mrs. John
Wood came to New Orleans to play an
engagement at the V arieiies 1 heater.
During the time she appeared in
Brougham's burlesque of "Pocahoo
tas." At the first rehearsal of the
piece everything went well tilt near the
close of the second act. Tom McDon
ough (now agent for the Leffingwells)
the prompter, got up a zouave march
and drill by twenty-two ladies, led by
Susan Denin. Everything ran smooth,
but the music for the march could not
be fixed upon. Carlo Paiti was leader
of the orchestra, and he tried several
marches, but none suited McDooough ;
one was too slow, anotner was too
lame, and another not enough of spirit.
At length Patti struck up the air of
I tiTlo llTtinl
will do, Patti the
Tom, and "Dixie"
very ihinsr," said
war played and the march gone through
with, and the chorus by ail the charac
ters, At night it received a double
encore, and "Pocahontas" had a
run," and from that lime out the
streets and parlors rang with "Dixie."
The war broke out lhat spring, and ihe
military bands took it up, and "Dixie"
became to the South what the "Mar
seillaise Hymn" was to the French.
And that is how it became the popular
song of the South. Memphis Post.
A Bear Joke. The following con
versation is said to have taken place
the other day:
Judge , who is a lover of the
very highest order of drama, met a
well known theatrical manager and
thus addressed him:
"Well, my old Thespian friend, I
hope you'll favor us with the legitimate
the coming season.
It wont pay, Judge. Sensation
and limbs are ihe rage. 1 have in
preparation a Russian spectacle, with
the crunching enow device from Paris,
and real sables for the actors. . But
the ballet troubles me, I want to out
strip all previous efforts, and still pre
serve the unity of the peace."
"All you have to do is lo bting them
out in bear skins," replied the Judge
Sensible. A handsome,' young
widow applied to a physiciano relieve
her of three distressing complaints
with which she was affected.
"In the first place,1- said she, "I
have little or no appetite.. What shall
I take for that ?".'.
"For lhat, madam, you should take
air and exercise."
"And, doctor, I am quite fidgety at
night time, and afraid to be alone.
What shall I take for that!"
. "For that I can only recommend
that you take a husband."
"Fie ! Doctor. -' But I have the
blues terribly. What shall I rake for
"For that, madam, you have, besides
taking the air and . a husband, to take
Sterne, who used bis wife very ill,
was on-e day talking to Garrick in a
fine, sentimental manner, in praise of
conjugal love and fidelity. "The bus
band, ' said Sterne, "who behaves un
kindly to his wife deserver to have his
house burnt over bis head. "If you
think so, said Garrick, "I nope your
bouse is insured."
A lady asked her Utile girl on re
turning from church, if she remem
bered the text "Oh, yes." she said,
"It was this: Thfc ladies' sewing so
ciety will meet at Mr. McCracken's
house, on Monday evening next. '
"John, how does the thermometer
. "Against the wall, dad.".
"I mean how is the mercury ?" -
"I guess it's pretty well, it hasn't
complained lately." .
"You little rascal, is it colder to-day
than yesterday?' .
"I don't know, dad, but I'll go out
and feel." -
"The man who raised a cabbage
head has done more good than all the
metaphysics in the world" said a stump
oratoa at a meeting. "Then, replied
a wag, "your mother ought to have the
A email child, beirg asked by a
Sunday School teacher, "What did the
Israelites do after they crossed the
Red Sea ?" answered: "I don't know,
ma'am, but I guess they dried them
The Boston Coliseum is already
more than half completed; twenty-four
hundred gas burners are required to
tl 1M DLJIOXSTIlATtD
That Southern Nebraska is a perfect
paradise for fruit growing. The
cojoiies of Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe
and Cass have now a good many ele
gant orchards in full fruitage. Ap
ples, cherries, plums, pears, grapes,
and all -kinds of berries and currants,
together with a goodly show of apri
cots, may now be seen in either of the
above counties, growing luxuriantly,
and promising their patient protectors
and owners a generous realization of
all their hopes and expectations.
The fruit farm of Col. Robert W.
Furnas, near Brownville, is said to be
a perfection in its way, and a complete
vindication of the Colonel's early faith
in the adaptation of our soil and climate
to fruit culture.
: In Oioe, Joel Draper, John W. Gill
more, Judge Mason, William Low, J.
Sterling Morton, Sheppard, and many
others, have splendid showings for
pears, plums, apples, &c., in great
In Cass county, the home farm of the
late Col. Thomas Patterson, the Broad
Cole farm, and the Oldham place, are
proving that fruit in Nebraska is a
These facts should encourage every
man to put out an orchard at once, and
thus secure to himself and family one
of the greatest enjoyments of a rational
Our own faiih has always been good
and strong ; but now the verification
of all our predictions in regard to fruit
culture, makes us feel like one who
has neither preached nor practiced
orcharding in vain, and so we rejoice
with exceeding greatjoy. and say unto
all men who contemplate making
homes in Nebraska: Fail not to' plant
out fruit trees and take care of them,
and thus you shall have luscious and
health giving food for yourselves ana
KICII WITHOUT MOSEf
Many -a man is rich without money.
Thousands of men with nothing in the
pocket, and thousands even without a
pocket, are rich. A man born wilh a
good sound constitution, a good stom
ache, a got;d heart, arid good limbs,
and a good head piece, is rich. Good
bones are better than gold lough mus
cles, than silver; anl nerves lhat flash
fire nnd carry energy toevory function,
are better than houses and lands. It
is better than landed estate to have the
right kind of father and mother. Ed
ucation may do much to check evil
tendencies, or to develop goodness; but
it is a great thing to inherit the right
proportion of faculties to start with.
That man is rich who has a good dis
position who is naturally kind, pa
tient, cheerful, hopeful, and who has
a flavor of wit and fun :n his composi
tion. The hardest thing to get along
with in this life is a man's own self.
A cross, se!nh a desponding and
complaining fellw a timid, care bur
dened man these are all deformed on
the inside. Their feet may not limp,
but their thoughts do. '
The' United Sutes Supreme Court,
in Dubuqe, Stewart vs. Austin Corbin,
in which a deed given to the defendant
by the Treasurer of Muscatine county
for eighty acres of land in Moscow
township, including the dwelling of
Mr. Stewart, is declared null and void
for reason that the land was sold iu a
tract of eighty acres instead of forty
The point on which the case hinged
was that by law the homestead could
be sold "for taxes accruing exclusively
thereon," while the sale was made for
the entire eighty acres in a body,
whereas forty acres of it only could
be sold for the taxes against itself ex
Novel Wager. The Winona Re
publican relates an instance of a Ger
man taking a wager to carry a sack ot
wheat, two and a half bushels, from
Minnesota City to Wioua, without
resting more than ten minutes. .' The
day was rather cool, the roads bad and
slippery from the rain of the day and
night before; but the feat was accom
plished. He was accompanied by an
other man to see that the wheat was
carried "according to Gunter." Hi
legs grew weak occasionally, but
physical p uck triumphed, and he sold
the wheat at a dollar a bushel. The
distance walked was about eight miles
A mad Bohemian, whose wits have
been crazed by a trip through our
beauteous State, thus writes back to
the Chicago Republican: "There is
reason to believe that wnen tne Al
mighty, resting from his six days la
bor, 'saw it lo be good. He was look
ir2 straight at the beautiful bare bosom
The Rev. Henry- Ward Beecher is
quite hopeful, as may be seen from
the following passage m a recent aer
monofhis: "I believe the time wil
writ come when our offices will be filled
with honest men ; that men can go to
the Legislature and cot be corrupted ;
that a man can be a judge and yet go
"Gentleman of the jury, have you
agreed? What is your verdict ?"
"We find the prisoner not guilty, if he
will leave town ;
The French cable will not land at
Cape May as reported, but at Duxber
It is said thu the next theological
novel on the subject of the future life,
will be entitled "The Gales Off the
There are fifteen yacht clubs in Eng
land, and it is estimated they give em
ployment to one thousand persons.
Between the 1st of January and the
14thof May, 81,653 immigrants ar
rived in New York.
Street preachers and burnt cork
ministrels were the competing attrac
tions in a New York park last Sab
The Grand Jury of Owen county, '
Ky., have found an indictment against
a woman for witchcraft.
"See here, mister," said a lad of
seven summers, who was driven up a I
tree by a ferocious dog, "if you don t
lake that dog away, I will eat up all
A party of White Pine miners occu
py a house worth 75,000. It is built
of chloride ore, and will be run thro'
the mill when the owners are prepared
"Why will you persist in wearing
another woman's hair on your head?"
asked Acid of his wife. She retorted.
Why will you persist in wearing oth
er sheep's wool on your back?
The following German translations
have been proposed for the word velo
cipede : Treiwagen, scnellwage, reit
gaul, reitfahzeug, rittling, rittlingsfuh
re, stramplewagen, eisenganl, sellsta
be and rennhold.
A traveler in Pennsylvania asked
the landlord if they had any cases of
sunstroke in-that town. "No, 6ir,"
said the landlord, "if a man gets drunk
here, we say he is drunk, and never
call it by any other name.
The bootblacks of New York have
formed a protective association, the
members of which wear badges, and
are bound not to "shine 'em up" for
ees than ten cents. A violation of
this rule entails a fine of twenty-five
An Iowa man who was afraid cf
burglars, buried $8,000 in bonds in his
cellar. A short time since be dug
them up and found they were complete-
y rotten, and would not bear handling.
He has appealed to the Government
to redeem them.
In Indianapolis, on Saturday last, a
marriage license was issued to a young
couple who have already been once
married and divorced.ar.d who are even
yet, on their second marriage, under
age be under twenty-one and she
An important meeting of members
of the Methodist church to consider the
subject of lay representation was held
at Pittsburgh on Monday evening.
I CI- A !
rtunop Simpson maae a very aoie anu
elaborate argument in favor ef the
proposiuon.and Bishop Kiogsley spoke
briefly in its advocacy. The question
is to be decided by the next General
A lady of Cleveland has been for
some months past subjected to many
most unpleasant incidents and slander
ous statements, because of a strong re
semblance, in face and form, to a nolo
rious courtezan.. These incidents have
lately become so annoying that the
lady started out in search of the of
fender, who she finds has been' sailing
under her name. A warning was ex
tended to the author of so much . un
happiness that she must desist from
her detestable falsehoods or she will
be made to suffer the extreme penalty
of the law. :
A private letter, dated Cimmaron
City, New Mexico, May 13, speaking
of the mines at that place, says : " The
mines are paying bigger than ever.
One mill stamped out $16,000 in seven
days. This is actually true. I have
on my counter now a lump of retorted
gold weighing ten pounds, and the
owner of the mill says he will, to
morrow night, clean up $20,000 a
seven days' run. I know these items
seem steep to those who cannot behold
them, but you can rest assured they
are literally true.
A Texas sheriff and a posse of citi
zens recently overtook John Moyer, a
noted desperado, and proposed to him
to surrender, upon which he com
menced firing and emptied bis six
shooter, firing deliberately and unex
citedly, while two double-barrel shot
guns and a pistol were working on
him. He killed a horse, but hurt none
of his assailants, and finally fell with
fourteen 6hots in htm, with bis dis
charged repeater in one hand and a
loaded Derringer in the other. .
A little five year old boy was being
instructed in morals by bis mother.
The old lady told him that all such
terms as "bv golly," 'by jingo," "by
thunder, etc., were only minced oaths
and tut little better than any other
profanity. , In fact, she said, he could
tell a profane oath by the prefix "by"
all such were oaths. "Well,, then
mother," .said the little hopeful
"there's a big oath in the newspapers
'By Telegraph." The old lady gave
it up, and the boy is bewildered on
Mr. Joel T. Griffin bad the kind
ness to place on our table yesterday a
sack of salt, manufactured at the Ba
sins' in this Siatti. . It is certainly the
neatest, whitest, and it is said to be,
what we have no doubt it is, che mically
one of the richest and purest rpeci-
nens of salt that can be produced in
any country. Mr. urimn m engaged
with Mr. Tichenor in salt manufac
ture in Lancaster, and the specimen
before us was taken from a large)
quantity of the-same article as it lay in
the salt bi.i at the manufactory, where
fifty barrels a day is now being inadtl
! y boiling process. .
Our faith is, as it has always been,
strong in the Lancaster salines. We
have never doubted that they -would
me day t rove a rich source , to the
Mr Griffin informs us that the com
pany are now engaged upn experi-
nents to inaugurate solar evaporation.
Both wood and cement vats are being
used for the purpose; and the economy
of the evaporating over the boiling
process will be fully, as we have every
:otifidence that it will be successfully,
ested. If cement vats can be used.
and cheap material can be fouad to
answer for covers to them, it will be a
?reit success. Ifkhere ia any country
better than this is for solar evrpora-
ion, we are not acquainted with it. y
We look with confidence to perma
nent and profitable results from salt
manufacture at Lancaster. Omaha
Fanny Fern says that "A woman.
by taking a big basket in her hand and
leaving her hoops at home, and pin
ning an old shawl ever her head, and
ying a calico apron around her waist,
may walk unmolested at any hour in
the evening. I know it, because I
have tried it, when I felt like having a
prowl' all alone 'think,' without every
puppy saying, at every 6tep, 'A pleas
ant evening, Miss.
An anecdote ccmes from Paris of a
gentleman who, when out riding, met
another who was very deaf. "Riding,
I see, as usual, screamed the good
natured X.; "and how is your wife ?'
"Just bought her," replied the other;
and, to tell the truth, she is a baddish
lot. You know me. I never keep
them if they don't suit me, and I shall
get rid of her next week. :
It is said that when Lord Byron sent
to his wife the well known touching
lines ' , -:
"Fare thee well I and If forever.
Still forever fare thee well 1" -
he enclosed in the same envelope a
butcher's bill, with the peuciled re
mark, "Please look ' over this; I don't
think we had so much meat."
A cotemporary says: "It is a curi
ous fact lhat, though the rain keeps
thousands away from Church on Sun
day, it does not deter a single id a a
from attending to his business on week
The farther a man advances in
Christianity, the more he sees of the
ignorance, selfish baseness and corrup
tion of mankind ; and yet the more be
loves them. The wisdom from above
cannot account for this seeming im
"O mamma, mamma!" said a tow
headed urchin, in a tone cf fright and
penitence, "O mamma, ' I've been
twearingl" "Been swearing, my
child ! what did you say ?w "O mam
ma," (beginning- to sobj J,I thed 'Old
Henry Ward Beecher recently bap
tized a large number of candidates for
membership into his church, but bs
made the ladies remove their false
curls and chignons befcre they went
down to the water.
Henry Ward Beecher compares the
different religious denominations to the
different pockets in a suit of clothes,
and says it is little consequence wheth
er one goes to heaven in an inside or
outside pocket. .. ..
'- A stump speaker exclaimed: tft
know do Nortn. no South, no East, no
West, fellow citizens !" ; "Then," ex
claimed an old farmer tn the crowd,
"it's time you went to school and larn
-Two "ladies" were having some:
words together- when the daughter of
one of them popped her head out of,
the door and cried, "Be quick mother,,
and call her a thief before she calls'
you one." -:.-
Yo-Skmite Falls n " Calitosxia. Ia
the deep valley" Yo Semite, are several
falls far surpassing in height tbe falls of.
Niagara. At the l-wer erid of the valley
is tbe eassade called tba Bridal Veil, the
water pouring over the rocky wall a dis- -tance
of 900 f eet. Two or. three miles
beyond are the Yo Semite, where the'
water falls in three pluDges a distance I
of 2.800 feet, tbe first leap being nearly .
1,800 -feet, the next 400 and the last 600
feet. In looking from tbe bottom of tbe '
gorge at the immense height from which
the water descends, the stream which
ia 87 feet ia breadth at the top seem
to be only about a foct and a hajf
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