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PLAIXSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, TIIUltSDAY, JUNE 24, 1S69.
Hl IB la -A. ILd ID
.-T-i"i-Tifc Loiwk No. 6 A. F. & A. M.
KvicnUtr mfflium at their hull on the firt and
thiril Moinliiy evening of eiich month. Trans
ient l.i' tliern invited to visit.
JOHN V. .SHANNON, W. M.
J WlSK. Sif.
I,..i..:k L". L. A. F. A A. M. Kesrulnr
nn-etinic n 1 and fourth Friday of each
month u' M.i.-onio Hall. J- N. WlaE, W. M.
VVm. Wis rKKTivK. Sec. ,
Xebk s v, t'n i ptk R No. 3 R. A. M. m-irular
convocation second and fourth Tuesday ee-nintf-
t c;n h in. .mil at o'clock I'"'-
K. 1. JH K r,, II. I -E
ii j hn Sr . k Ik;i:ke I,oim;k. Ki'Kular meet
ings oi the Family are hold oir Wednesday tve
miir on or I.W..re the full moon of ea h month.
n Muster .M:iwn.'. their wive. inters anil
daulitiT arc invited to attend. I nmarned la-
Ji. mu-t be over ciKnrcen n '
l. Jl. ilbLLLK, i'a
Mn.s. C. A. Hi ke, Patroness.
J. N. Wise. Keeorder.
U II. I. ITT POTTEMiEir.
ATT"'KNKY AT LAW, I'lat.mouth, Neb.
T. M. MAKQUETT,
VTToKNKY AT 1,AW and Solicitor in Chan
cery. J'l.iti.-nio'ith, Nelratka.
s. F. coopKit,
t'l ". KN' KY AT LAW. I'lattfinouth, Neb.
Will i,.r. and Ileal l-Mle. and .ay taxes for
noli ie-ident. lniroved and unimproved lands
a,l lot.- forsa'.c. junoJjQa.
M.IXWELL Si. CHAPMAN,
T'l'i i US VS AT LAW and Solicitor in
I'll .nccrv.' l'.i.il.-nioutli, Nebraska. Ollice over
U i.itc A J!'i" r' Drug Store. Uprl.
H..S. J XX IX US,
l"i"itXKY AT LAW and General Land
i.n! Lincoln, Nebraska. Will practice iu any
i ! th. l oui t- of t!ie State, and will buy and nell
Ileal i'-tu'e on cuiuiiiL-aioii, pay Taxes, examine
Title-. Ac. novixtf.
l)r J. W. THOMAS,
If o mis permanently located at WeepiiiK Wa
ter r'aSU. tenders hi professional services to the
v tieiM of Cti-3 county, Nebraska. jan'tjytf.
It. It. I.IVI.STO., M. !.,
I'llWi'IAN AM Sl'IKiKON tenders his
piute-i'!ial service to the ciluens of Casscoun
ic Kepi-ncc southeast cornerof Uak and Sixth
sired-: ollice on Main street, opposite Court
l.on-c. I'lattsiii'iitii, Nebriu-ka.
ill. J. V. ItAWLIXS, M. 1.
I'iH -I'. I AN' AXU SrUGKON late a Sur
k"..ii in -'hi ,f the Army of the Potomac,
I liit'-ij' iMi, Ncl,ru.-k:i. Office with Dr. It. It.
I.-, in -ion. en Main street, opposite the Court
Lou-c. I'i ivale residcuee corner of Hock and
litli f.ti-fef tuo doors south of 1. 1'. iass'.
I'l.lTTE VALLEY HOUSE.
Ed. li. Miirpliy. Proprietor, corner of Main
:.nd 1th -tre.t, Plattmouth, Nebraska.
Haiimr been iciirted and newly lurnished offers
lift i ac.oi,.m.)a.itions. board by the day
r neck. laujf-.
C. IIKISLIj. Proprietor. Havinit recently been
r-paircd and priced in thoroutrli running order.
,t-t..i!i work done on short notice. Ii.iiii iiush
,1 of V hciit wante.i iiniiieiiiatel v, for w hich t he
liitlic-' ouirk-t price w ill be paid. .iiitTJMf. '
J. X. WISE,
.,er:.! Life, Ac-ideiit. Fire. Inland and Trans
ii I u-maii -e Aiicnt. ill take risk at reason
no, i He- in tin- most reliable Compauie ill tiie
t n:ii-i .-t ite. 'Mice opposite the Court House.
P.ati-iuouth, N'.. Lmayltf.
MISS. J -TP- DOUD.
11 iv it.,' ju-r rcceivd anew supply of tloods,
i. ..vi ..tier- ll.it .it a tritle above cost, and Uon-
nei- .d i.-ori. i ilk" an I laces, also colored
crap'-, i:. i He" -i..Us at trom -rJ."' to S4.I1.
.1 A M LS O N iM Lf j i my authorized Attent for
tu, lic.-t ion ol a' I accounts line the nndersin-
v l lor n.c l eal -en ice; hi receipt will be valid
I o t',c pa Mio ii' of an v inoiievs on sa id accounts.
1 1 1.'.:., U.' K. Li lN;STON, M. L).
fi'?t SALU ORTESAUIS!
i I iliviillniL' house, coin. lining ix rooms.
a ..nl cellar, a, i l cistern, a wen, fuioic, u
Le J and tiu'-'v sued on the lot. situate on the
eiiri i'ii' f ScC.-i ;h and Locust streets: also a
i,, .r.irv hiielc buildintr. x:t. w ith two lots,
- iiu.it in ."th treet north of Main. The above
pr i-r!y w lii be sold cheap lor cash, or traded
:..r hi,.i-ni-i; tarnt in Las county.
L.K-1 pan: 11 : --Pl'ly on the premises..
ii i'. i-c'i- i:. lebted to me are requested to
. iii i e ,:n',ic i::itc!y. a I must and wil!
ii.t,. :! i -"ttloii to; I ii nil. ' IL
1" I A X O K
; src.WK. i:ioi e o rvT s !
I :,t:: Ai'cnt t'r the Iwst Musical Instruments
in i t l'er-mis . i-iiii:sr to buy Piano". Cabinet.
V) . ..;.. '-..:i r Porl.iiile ricalis. or Melodeon
-ii po .1. . c :1 rotiU my Aency on as liberal
lerui- -i- l: ey e .11 Iroiii the mauotctiircrs them-cle-
Ad 1 a-triiimnts fully watranted.
: i. J. N. W ISH.
t'apt.l). L4IIOO & CO.,
!c Ic-ale and retail dealers in
I NHS AND LIQUORS
A i-o n very choice selection of
TOBACCO AXD CIGARS,
M u:i -rn ct, s.--ond door ea.-t of the Seymour
I.'oiijo. Nebraska City. Neb.
re just re i u iiik a new Stock of lieniiine Old
lioiniioii direct lioui L"urbou county. Ky.. Litter,-,
Ilt altl,C onifort and Economy
Three rea.-cti f-.r boarding w ith
liEOUGE W- COLVIN,
OAK SIBV KT, PLATTSMoTTH, VF.B.
T., blocks northwest of brick School House.
iich.isa BATH HOl'SK. free to patrons: his
r .. ins arc well cniihi'tcd, and bis prices are rea-
i o Tin-: Wiimisi! Class: I am now prepar
ed to turnises classes with constant einploy
niei.t .M their home, the whole of the time, or
lor i!i" v.ire moment.. Business new. liifht and
j i..:i:.iiii.. liny cents to So per evening, is easily
e.iimdl y person ot either sex, and the boys
-uid irir's earn nearly a much as me. Great in
ducements are offered those who will devote
their whole time to the business; and that every
permit who sec this notice, may send ine their
address and te-t the business lor themselves. I
111:1k" the the l'oUonin-T unparalleled oiler: To
a'l who are not y.e.'l satisfied with the business.
1 will send ri t pay tor the trouble of writine
inc. full par; i ul.iis, directions. Ac, sent free,
-.ipiple sent by mail tor ten cent. Address
..prm.".. K. C. Ali.kx. Augusta, Me
Bi V l-Z 25 Y, J? K K 19
VrM- .1- 1 1 "Y ATT, Proprietor,
First rate Siablin and Wagon Yards for the
.iiVuiRiuo Jution of the public A good stock of
Horses sisiil iirriages
To let on very reasonale tvnus.
!ile on Main street, nearly opposite the
lieridiin llon-e. dec31tf.
J. W. SHANNON'S
ri:ED. sale and
M U STI'.EET, PLATTSVOVTH, NEB. K
I aia i-rci.ared to acoommodate the public with
,r, ( 'nrr'u'O' . Itttngie and A Xo. Jlearte,
rm short notice nnd reaynnable terms. A Hack
"ill run to the steamboat landing. andto all parts
' I too orty ,! a ,i. -iiej. wrJO.
M ill it pny iim to build School IIoue.
Many jieuplc think that money spent
in building whool hoiwes i.i as good as
thrown away, and when taxes are jiro
jiosed to biiQil (hem, they draw back as
though ey were about to have their
nioiiey taken from them never to be re
turned. In every whonl district there are six
fections of land, amounting to 3,44-SO
acres. A K-hool liotLse large enough to
accommodate a whool tlistrict for the
next twenty years, would cost about fif
teen hundred dollars. Kvery acre would
be worth a dollar more in a school dis
trict than in a district without a .school
house. In buildin.tr fiuch a house the
real estate of the district would be en
hanced in value to the amount of 3,480.
the increased value on a farm of 1G0
acres would be $100. The tax the own
er would have to pay would be $00.30.
leaving a balance of $ 1(H). 40.
There are few schools in the country
realize that if they would have good
schools, they must provide good school
The day of poor schools and poor
school houses are gone, and in another
year we may expect to see a good school
established here. Little by little every
thing is avomplished, and soon we may
expect to we the miserable structures in
our rural districts give way for larger
and more commodious ones. Our city
will lead the way by erecting an edifice
that will Ik; an enduring monument of
the progressive spirit of our citizens, an
example that every district in the county,
that are looking forward to an increase
of wealth and population would do well
to follow. Tr.ciniixeh (i'tzetle.
Tlif I ml inn.
The CincinnatF Comim-noil says: "Of
course there can Ik; but one end to all
this trouble, which is but the repetition
of what has taken place front the day
when the march of civilization began
from the coast of the Atlantic westward.
Slowly but surely the Indians have fallen
backand tribe after tribe has erished
utterly, either in border conflicts or by
starvation, or the vices they have con
tracted from the white race. The histo
ry of the Indian tribes in the Northwest
Territory, during the first half of the cen
tury, will answer, with change of name
ami dates, and places, for that of all the
tribes ujHUt the plains. They will' van
ish, and neither treaties, missionaries,
agricultural implements, or Quaker com
missioners will avert the fate that is sure
to overtake them. The incidents that
now form the burden of the news from
Western Kansas are but the symtoms of
the implacable antagonism that exists
between the two races, and which can
have but one result."
WithliliiKtou'M NcirCoiil rol.
It is not known or realized so distinct
ly as it should be that our great Wash
ington was by nature a violently passion
ate man. ami that his habitual compos
ure was the result of .strenuous se'f-disci-pline
a triumph over natural frailty so
complete as .'ilmost to have robbed him
of the credit thereof, since few could le
lieve him to be powerfully influenced by
emotion who so rarely gave way to emo
tion inwoven slight degree. AVe are per
suaded that the trials, responsibilities,
and anxieties which that greatest of men
had to cany would, but for his constant
self-control, have worn him out long bo
fore the aecon'iplihment of his work; or,
if they did not actually kill his body,
would have nnide an end of his efficiency
for the labors devolved upon him. No
fretful, fuming storming hero could have
done hi work. Ijiin!iicotts Mijiine
! i I in Jolmsoci Comity.
We are iiifonned to-day, that Messrs.
Anderson .V Simmons have leased a
1 juarter section of land from Mr. froetz.
for ten years, for the purpose of coal
mining. These gentlemen are thorough
ly acquainted with the coal enterprise,
and being reliable and energetic men. we
may soon see the coal interests of .John
son county fully developed. They are
now absent for the purpose of procuring
the necessary machinery for linking a
shaft, and will return shortly to com
mence operations. Tins will set John
son county '"a step ahead," and make
the nirents a fortune. Gnziiti:
The Hamburg Tlmr says: Horse
thievinsj is becoming utniMi.-iHy frequent
and fashionable in this vicinity. Four
weeks ago a horse was stolen from this
place; last week, two from a Mr. Brown
near C'larinda. and on last Sunday night,
one from 31 r. Ihiane Rogers, of J'ercivil.
On Tuesday a handcuffed gentleman,
who. we understand, had Jeen in a fin sen
of the kind, passed through Hamburg in
custody. I le was a desjieratc villain, and
gave the officers a hard fight Ik-fore sub
mitting to their companionship.
Almost immediately after the silver
ixmnd tie was laid and the golden spikes
driven in the Pacific Railroad, they were
quietlv taken up agaiii, deposited with
Nevada's silver hammer in a car and
sent to San Francisco, while a common
wooden tie was substituted and the "last
rail" secured to it by a common iron
They have,, in Iafayette, Indiana, a
"walk on" ordinance, which is strictly
enforced. If a gentleman of leisure, who
has apparently no obicct in view, is seen
loafing alout the street corners, post
office, court j-ard fence or other public
place, a policeman orders him to walk
on. and lie is kept walking until he is
induced to get something to do. or is
walked out of the citv.
"But if I put my money in the savings
bank." inquired one of the newly ar
rived, "when can T draw it out again?"
'"Och," replied his Hilernian friend,
' 'sure an' if you put it in to-day, you can
draw it out to-morrow by giving a fort
A dissipated ' and unmannerly noble
man, presuming upon his '"nobility,"
once asked Sir "Walter Scott, who sat
opposite to him at a dinner, what was
the difference between Scott and sot.
"Just the breadth of the table." retorted
A dentist in Vienna having delivered
artificial teeth to a lady of rank there,
who declined to pay for them, advertised
them to le sold again, and to be seen in
the mouth of this lady, naming her.
He got his money by that means,
A gentleman in New Jersey holds the
Ivosition of judge, deacon, agent, book
:eei;r, banker, secretary treasurer, and
libarian. All offices are independent of
each other, and are said to be filled with
ability. What a brain !
Conversation is a very serious matter.
There are men with whom an hour's talk
w)uld weaken one more than a days fasting.
,Tlie English having made up their
mind that the Alabnma business, bad
leeii settled by lleverdy Johnson, and
finding that it was by no means an ac
complished fact, appear to have jumped
to the conclusion that Mr. Johnson's
successor would come among them
breathing threatenings and slaughter, are
moved to enthusiasm by the discovery
that Ills errand is pacific. The few
friendly and dignified ex prassions which
have been let fall ly Mr. Motley since
his arrival in I'diglaud, have done much
to assure the British press that America
is not obstinately bent on war, and in the
relief of this discovery some of the pa
pers have indulged in very silky talk
about the cause of "what they regard as a
sudden change. The truth is that these
journals have not been able to compre
hend the fact that Senator Sumner is
not the Government of the United States,
and that though he may have expressed
the real feelings of the majority of the
people of this country on the questions
at issue between Great Britian and our
selves, it did not follow that the admin
istration should of necessity accept his
speech as the cue of their action. Per
haps the best effect of Mr. Sumner's
speech will be brought by the statesman
like utterance of Mr. Motley. The Eng
lish people will find that while America
feels as deeply as a nation can feel when
its honor is concerned, she has no inten
tion of plunging recklessly into war. so
long as an amicable settlement is possible.
When this is comprehended the British
journalists will, perhaps, re-iieruse Sum
ner's sjeech, as embodying the senti
ments of the people, than they before
regarded it while it was suposed to
shadow forth the jxilicy of the Govern
ment. Snti Fnntcixeo Times.
Miehifran beatsClilcasuou Ii vorriiigr.
An amusinj ami actual cast; came be
fore a lawyer of l'ontiac, Michigan, a
tew days ago. A man residing in that
county (whose name is not mentioned)
became enamored of another man's wife,
and supposing that, if he could obtain
her husband's consent for a valuable con
sideration, he could take her to himself
without violating the law (she being
willing.) produced a forged title from the
woman's father, to the effect that he had
heard serious charges against his son-in-law
and was coming to take his daughter
away. The husband, supjtosing that, he
must loose his wife, was induced to ac
cept a n true in exchange, supposing
that he would thus be released from the
bonds of matrimony without the expense
and trouble of appplying to the courts.
A few days since the husband, hearing
that his wife intended to return to her
first love, and not feeling disposed to re
ceive her, consulted a lawyer as to wheth
er she could ret ure an 1 oblige him to
live with her. and was verv much sur-
rised to loarn that the bargain and sale
te hail mad.; were null and void. He
now wishes t obtain a divorce, and con
gratulates himself on having the liest
of the bargain, for he says he has a horse
that is worth .more than the woman ever
It is strange enough that Friday is re
garded in ail countries as a. peculiar day.
In I'diglanil it is generally considered un
lucky; many jieople will not commence
an undertaking on that 'lay; and most
sailors lelicv the vessel is snre to be
wrecked that sails on Frid iv.
" If a marriage takes place on that day.
the old wives shake their heads, and pre
dict all manner of misfortune to the bride
and bridegroom. Nay, they even pity all
children who are lairn on that day. In
Germany, on the contrary, Frida3" is con
sidered a lucky day for weddings, com
mencing new undertakings, or other
memorable evein's: and the reason of this'
suierstition is said to be the ancient be
lief, that the witches and .-ore. rers held
their weekly meetings on that day; and
of course while they were amusing them
selves with dancing anil riding on broom
sticks round the 1 lock she rg, they could
have no time to work any evil. By all
sensible people, Friday is regarded no
better and no worse than any other day
of the six. Sernj) linoh.
A little whitewash, says the Boston
Jtnmial of Chemistry? will do a great
amount if good; but a full supply,
enough to cover the inside of barns, sta
bles, cellars, etc., with two good coat
ings, is much J letter:
Tli lime which enters into this com
position is a purifying agent, and the
wash serves as a disinfectant. The len
elits conferred in this regard compensate
for all the labor and exjiense involved in
whitewashing: but the clean, tidy aj
pearance which it gives to farm premises
is most pleasing and salutary. In no
way can a fanner make ( imposing and
even elegant show for trifling expendit
ure as by a free use of whitewash.
Even old buildings glow and glisten un
der the whitewash brush, and assume a
new appearance. Buildings, in the eye
of the owner, as well as those of his
neighbors, have a higher money value
after the proeesffis completed.
A most remarkable case of conformity
to hotel rules, at some personal inconve
nience, is thus related by the Cleveland
'm'JraIer:A guest at one of our hotels,
the other evening, was discovered by the
proprietor rather tenderly embracing the
chambermaid. The londlord rebuked
him somewhat angrily, and wanted to
know the reason of such conduct.
"Simply obeying the rules of the house,"
said the guest, jiointing to a card tacked
to the room door. "Don't it read, 'Any
neglect of servants should be rejiorteJ at
the office?' I don't want to be reported
at the office for neirlect of servants,
Secretary McCullough is credited with
a good repartee. It is said that Miss
Anthony and Mrs. Stanton once attended
the Secretary's reception: and Miss An
thony facetiously remarked: ' 'Of course,
you do not think that the strong-minded
wotdd leave Washington without besieg
ing the Treasury? " ""Ah, Miss Antho
ny," said the Secretary, smiling, ''the
Treasury does not suffer ) much from
the strong-minded as from the strong
handed. The folly of attempting to insulate
lightning rods with a ring of glass, is
shown by the fact that an electric eoil.
which is necessarily much less powerful
than lightning, has been made in Ijon
don, by which electricity is driven thro'
five inches of glass.
There is nothing so noble in this world,
no statue, no cathedral, phenomenon of
grandeur and beauty, as the man that
comes out of its temptations and trials,
nobler than when he entered them.
Mankind has been learning six thous
and years and yet how few have learned
that their fellow beings are as good as
;the St.-tl or brakn.
There is, perhaps, no part of the West
that offers so great inducements and ad
vantages to emigration a.s Nebraska.
Nebraska is the assyhira for the poor.
Thousands are seeking homes in her Ixir
ders, and what was once termed "The
Great American Insert"' is being rapidly
turned into vast fields, teeming with evi
dence of rich and bountiful harvests,
school houses and beautiful cjties.
In consequence of the manifold advan
tages and ruperior inducements offered
by Southern Nebraska to the homeless
emigrant, it is receiving its share of the
westwanl flowing tide; and as we receive
letters daily asking for information re
garding the soil, climate. &e., we find it
impossible to answer all of them, 1 but
will endeavor to answer, to the best of
our ability, all observations of a general
The climate is mild; the countrv very
high and consequently healthy; .the soil
in the bottom lands is a rich black -loam,
from five to ten feet deep, and very pro
ductive; on the uplands it is a sandy
loam, from two to four feet in denth.
The country is well watered. Wheat,
corn, oats, and all kinds of vegetables
yield abundantly for the tune and labor
iiestowed, and always bring high prices.
There is no country in the world equal to
Nebraska as a stock raising country; our
firairie grass is acknowledged to be the
est feed for cattle known.
Stock requires little care, and pays as
well if not better here, fir the amount of
monev invested and labor lestowed, than
anywhere else in this latitude. Frouit of
the hardv varieties grows well and yields
prolific-ally. With little or no attention,
orchards have always borne large crops
of fine fruit; but now the farmers are
giving thein more attention, and they
find a good orchard pays a very large
profit. Teen itisrh Gazette.
JohIi RiIIiu(rHon tlio nealliuf Arlemas
A cynic having remarked that Josh
Billings never gave expression to any
beautiful thought, we present the follow
ing from Josh Billings on the death of
Artemas Ward for inspection:
Deth has done a kruel thing lately.
Peth seldum is parshuL This is awl that
kan be sed in his favor. He mooves his
sythe awl a round the world, now in this
field, now in that. Wheat, flowers, and
weeds drop, wilt and wither; for he
sythes erly and late, in city and in town,
by the herhstone and away off wharethe
wanderers are. Deth has done a kruel
thing lately. Deth is seldom kind: here
a father; another, a wee smal thing but
a month on a visit, and thare Mary and
Charly go down on a visit in white
clothes. Deth moves; many fields are
awl bare, for Deth cuts close as wel as
kruel. Deth loves to mow; it- his stile,
lie is old and slick in his sikle. He
mowed for Aliel of old aud fVir Abel of
yesterday. Deth mows strongly; round
fall the da.-y and grass, and alone, snarl
ing, stands the korse thistle, left for what!
I eth can't tell, for ( bid only noze. Deth.
vou have done a kruel thing lately- You
hev 'mowed where the wittiest of them
awl stood; whose words have gone lafing
awl over the world, whose heart was as
good and soft as a mother's! Deth, you
have mowed where my friend Artemus
stood, and Humor wears mourning now
for the child of her hart. I am sad and
- Iakln Iive illi l'inlr'lla.
.V certain dramatic writer, being caught
in a shower of rain, took refuge; under the
portico of a handsome dwelling in New
York. As soon a.s he had taken the po
sition, a window was opened. and a lovely
female face appeared, which seemed to
beam with sympathy and anxiety. She
soon retired, aud sent him an umbrella
by a servant. He fell at once desperate
ly in love, and thinking from her anxious
! looks that the feeling was reciprocated,
he called on her next morning, sent up
his card, and gave into her own hands a
very costly umbrella he had purchased in
the place of the old and shabby one he
had oorrowed. and then wound up all by
making a profession of love. The young
lady, without even noticing the exchange
that had been made, perceiving how her
act had lieen niisinterpreted, tiat'reljf re
plied: "I feel it to be my duty to unde
ceive you. sir. At the time of the show
er I was anxiously expecting the arrival
of a gentleman, w ho is. 1 confess, very
dear to me, who wished to see me in
private, ami my only motive f r sending
you the umhrcila was T fii-.T voir OYV
Origin of (he lw Nvsleni.
One hundred and seventy years ago an
elegant Parish Church at Athorstone,
England, was, as all hou-es of worship
had been, entirely open and available to
all worshipers, hut it entered the mind
of an elderly lady that she would prefer
to know where to sit. It vm unpleas
ant to think anybody should be placed
lieside her. She accordingly begged to
lie allowed to put up a piece of boarding
to screen herself off from the rest of the
world. No sooner did this appear than
another wanted a partition to enable her
to enjoy, as her own, some particular
spot. Then an old gentleman thought
he would like to have some accommoda
tion reserved for him. This closing in of
the church for private purposes gave its
interior such an irregular and patchy ap
pearance that it was presently resolved
to pew the whole building, which was
accordingly done, a large share of the ex-
tense leing defrayed by a family well
nown in the neighborhood. And so this
jh'v system has grown and grown on,
until it has become ingrained in English
lvo Your 'ltillren 11 Paper.
A child beginning to read becomes de
lighted with a newspaper, because he
reads of names and things which are fa
miliar, and he will progress accordingly.
A newspaper in one vear is worth a quar
ter's schooling to a cliild. Every father
must consider that" information i.s con
nected with advancement. The mother
of a family, In-ing one of its heads, and
having a more immediate charge of chil
dren, should herself Ix? instructed. A
mind occupied becomes fortified, against
the ills of life, and is braced for emergen
cy. Children amused by reading or
study are. of course, more considerate
and easy governed, llow many thought
less young men have sjient their earnings
in aavern or grog-shop who ought to
have been reading! How many parents
who have not sjx-nt twenty dollars for
books for their families, would have given
thousands to reclaim a son or daughter,
whe had ignorant ly, thoughtlessly fallen
The pastor of a fopular church, one
Sabbath evening, at the Sabbath School
concert, said: Boys; when I heard jour
beautiful songs to-mght, I had to work
hard to keep my feet still. What do you
siinpose is the trouble with them?"
"Chilblains, sir," said a little six-year-old
boy ; which, notwithstanding the
solemnity of the occasion, set the whole
audience in a roar.
What a -orrettoniont of t lir Depart
ment of Agriculture think or
A correspondent of the Department of
Agriculture for March and April 1So9,
furnishes the following statement in ref
erence to the resources of Nebraska:
A line drawn diagonally from Maine
to California will intersect a similar line
from Washington Territory to Florida
somewhere within the comparatively new
State of Nebraska, By this simple de
monstration it will be perceived at a sin
gle glance that, as far as geographical
Iosition is concerned, Nebraska holds the
central place in the great combination of
States comprising the American Union.
It has an area of about 73,x)0 square
miles, or nearly twice that of either of
the great influential States of New York
or Pennsylvania. Its population, which
in 1860 was estimated at 2S,0X persons,
has now probably reached five times that
number. Nebraska is strictly an agri
cultural State. It has neither forests,
waterpower, nor minerals, nor even coal
to any considerable extent, so far as is
The climate is of a medium tempera
ture. The thermometer may sometimes
in summer reach 103 degrees at noon,
but the strong breezes from the Rocky
Mountains always render the nights cool
and comfortable. Winter weather com
mences about the first of September, and
although thaws and rains prevail a con
siderable portion of the time until the
first of April, balmy and delightful daj-s,
and even weeks, intervene, the mercury
in the meanwhile descending below zero
onlv on rare occasions.
The topography is entirely character
istic. No other section, not even those
which are formed like it, high rolling
rairie countries, possess the same pecu
iarities. ' There are as a general thing
neither plains nor hills ; the whole sur
face looks. as if cast in a mould. There
is no level ground except at the margins
of the streams, which prevail at rare in
tervals, and then scarcely ever reaches
an extent of more than 12X) or 300 acres
in any one place. The prevailing form
of the surface is a succession of ridges,
gently anil smoothly rolling like so many
great wrinkles on the brow of nature, but
without uniformity, and lj ing toward
each other at every conceivable angle.
These irregularities of the surface are so
gentle, and the hillocks so round and
smooth, that no impediment is experi
enced to the cultivation of the land.
l)i respect to streams and timber there
is a deficiency, annoying to all settlors,
and which, in the minds of manv, is an
obstacle altogether insurmountable. Ex
cept on the margins of the water courses,
or where the enterprising settler has sup
plied the deficiency by artificial aid, the
State is destitute of trees. Whenever
the prairie fires are kept in check, how
ever, the timlier will grow rapidly and
vigorously. The principal varieties are
the oak, hickory and cottonwool. In
four or five years the latter will attain the
size of a man's arm, and become availa
ble for fuel and other useful purposes.
The streams are uniformly deep aud
sluggish, but narrow. During the
drouths of the summer the banks are
often left six or eight feet high, as per
pendicular and smooth as if cut with a
spade. .Although the streams have a
tendency to dry to the bottom through
out the whole extent, there are at inter
vals, in the beds, springs which never
yield to-the heat. In tracing the course
of a stream these springs are to be found
at every half mile or less. They vary in
size from 5 to f0 feet in breadth, and
from 10 to 1IK3 feet in length. They are
generally oblong in hape, and are con
cealed from view by the tall grass with
which they are surronded. unless imme
diately approached. Without this wise
provision oi' nature for supplying the vast
herds of buffalo which once grazed here,
these animals could not have subsisted
during the summer. The water of these
springs is generally clear, cool, palatable
and abundant. '1 he well water of Ne
braska is also of excellent, quality and
easily obtained. Tn many instances it is
not necessary to dig more than 15 or 0
feet, and in some cases good water has
been obtained at the depth of 10 feet.
The soil, although easily penetrated by
the spade, has a tendency which renders
unnecessary the walling of wells.
The drought during summer is a great
impediment to agriculture in Nebraska;
but last season the counties bordering on
the Missouri river were uneffected by it,
and the supply of rain in that section
was abundant.- The difference was ac
counted for in the minds of many irae
tical observers in the attraction furnished
to passing clouds by the water of the
Missouri and the growth of heavy timber
on its banks.
From the nature of the soil, however,
and the peculiarities of the surface, a
protracted jeriod of dry weather does
not affect vegetation here as in inany lo
calities. The rain on falling, fills the nu
merous gullej-s and is rapidly absorbed
by the ground. The hot sun and fresh
breezes on the tops of the hillocks causes
a free evaporation, but excessive dryness
l oti; c ujivo i 1011,
is jre vented by i
a constant supply of
to the surface by cap
illary attraction. It is a well known fact
tlwt, in mountainous countries, springs
which are dry in rainy seasons, give forth
copious supply of water when the soil has
been parched with heat for any consider
able time. The same law, on a more ex
tended scale, seems to be in operation
throughout Nebraska; for experience
shows that a protracted, heated and dry
term does not have the effect in parching
vegetation growing ujon her irregular
surface that would follow in a flat prairie
The great pest of Nebraska is the
grasshopper or locust, jet it has this af
fliction only in common with other lo
calities. The soil has the dark color common ot
all prairie countries; but the "tingo is
more iiielined to gray than is observable
in the soil of Illinois. The loam does
not extend to the same depth as in that
State, and contains a larger proportion
of silica. After digging a few feet,
earth of a bright j-ellow cast is reached.
The native grass affords to the casual
observer no special indication of fertility.
It is by no means of rank growth, not
being more than 8 or 10 inches high,
sparsery set, and in limited quantity.
lew weeds or shrubs are seen. The
grass in low lands however, attains a vig
orate size and often reaches as high as a
man's head, from which the settler ol
tains his hay for winter use.
The wild grass, although apparently
dry and harsh, is quite nutritious, and
cattle thrive on it most marvelously.
This section was in former times the fa
vorite resort for wild cattle, whose in
stinct led them to the best pastures.
In general appearance there is notliing
about Nebraska to gratify emigration ex
cept where cultivation and art have
beautified the landscape. When Lewis
arid Clark looked upon this locality in
the unbroken solitude of nature, I do not
wonder that they called it the "Great
American Desert;" but time and the
pressure of emigration westward have
demonstrated the grossness of the mis
nomer. The climate and soil are favorable to
the production of every kind of grain and
grass. Wheat and corn flourish to an
extent not surpassed in anjr States of the
Great West. It i.s not uncommon for
fanners to raise 30 bushels of the former
and 75 of the latter per acre. Oats and
barlev jiell in the same proportion.
All kinds of vegetables, potatoes, beet,
carrots, cabbage, onions, &e.,- attain
Attempt at raising tobacco and sor
ghum have been attended with success.
There are considerable numbers of wild
grajie vines and plum trees in the timber
along the water courses, but the adapta
bility of this soil and climate to general
fruit culture has not j-et been fully test
ed. Fruit trees have leen planted in
considerable numbers, but have not jet
lieen sufficiently matured to demonstrate'
their bearing capacity. The apples,
tears, grapes and plums, thus far pro
duced, are of the first quality. Berries
of various kinds devclope readily and
fullj'; nnd I believe that care aud exer
ience will produce the same results with
the larger fruits.
For stock raising Nebraska has ample
resources. The vacant landsof the State
and of railroads give the herdsman wide
range. A herd law, which acts as a pro
tection to the grower is an actual benefit
to the stock raiser. Much attention has
been devoted to this department. of agri
culture In various sections. This State was
a natural home of wild horses and cattle;
and the Indian ponies in proportion to
their bulk, are as hardy a race of ani
mals as can le found anywhere. The
air is clear aud healthful, the climate
template, the surface of the ground ir
regular, the grasses nutritious and abund
ant, together with an endless supply of
all other varieties of fixxl. Thus fat
stock raising has met with good success;
and Nebraska is producing many fine
horses and mules, and has some excellent
specimens- of the best breeds of horned
cattle and sheep, the high ground and
the dry and calubrious atmosphere be
ing particularly favorable to tnejatter.
A large amount of the land of Nebras
ka is withheld for settlement by railroad
grants and sjteeulators. . The homestead
or prc-cinption settler is the only party
who can receive advantage of the gov
ernmejit's liberality. The. fact that there
i.s a constant stream of this class of emi
grants pouring into the State is a sure
indication of a sentiment prevailing in
the older States in accordance with views
herein expressed: and I believe they can
nut seek a location where practical sense
and vigorous industry will meet a more
ample return. They must not expect to
find a land flowing with milk and honej;,
or imagine that ease anil repose await
them. They will not find all the com
forts and necessaries of lifo ready pre
pared." Their paradise will only come
from the sweat of the brow. The pio
neer's hope rests on a willing heart and a
ready hand. Luxuries he must not ex
pect; comforts he will only find by a
cheerful contentment wit h his lot. 1 f he
is destitute of money and has but one
poor yoke of oxen, and a frail covering
for his wagon to protect his wife and
children from the cold night winds, he
need not despair. With the example in
his mind of others who have preceded him
ha may well feel that he has at his com
mand resources which will not fail
Necessity is the mother of invention.
and the Nebraska settler, in default of
trees to build a log house, does not ap
peal in vain to mother earth for shelter,
lie can select the favorable side of a
ridge and prepare a "dug out." This
architectural anomaly is worthj' of a de
scription, and some idea of its mode of
construction m:vy be valuable to those
who contemplate tiying a pioneer life.
The settler cuts into the bank an opening
of the size required, digging two or three
feet below the level of the surface in
front. The plastic nature of the soil al
lows him to dress the sides and floor as
smoothly as if the' cavity had been cut
from a bed of solid marble by the chisel
of :t skillful workman. He then proceeds
to the nearest bottom, and cuts a couple
of forked saplings, of which to make his
doorposts. Having 'laced horizontally
on the prongs another "sapling, he pins
to the middle another prong to support
the rid ire pole. Ho then has the front
nart of his roof; the rear being in the
bank is easily managed. He then places
on the top such twigs and 1 tranches as
he can find, and perhaps a board or two,
and overlays compactly with sods and
prairie grass. He then has a roof that
will shel water, perhaps not as effectual
ly a.s boards and shingles, but which for
want of them must lie made to serve the
same purpose. As a finishing stroke, all
the o icnings in the sides, except a door
and window are com pact lj filled in with
layer of sod. Fireplaces and chimneys
are constructed in the same primitive
style, but a common substitute for them
is a small conking stove, with the pipe
projecting through the roof. Shelters
for cattle are made nearby in the same
Another mode of constructing a dwell
ing is to use sods, instead of bricks, and
prairie mud instead of mortar. These
materials are a substitute for the sun
hardened tiles and adhesive clay of New
Mexico, and the habitations are dignified
in this section bj the name of ' adobe
houses. ' '
In these rude and uncouth structures
the patience and efforts of the house
keeper are doubtless severely taxed to
attain comfort and render appearance
comely, but I have seen in them an order
and neatness which would be sought for
in vain in some more pretentious resi
dences. In some of the more favored locations
the settler has the materials for stone or
log-houses. Were it not for the scarcity
of fuel, good brick might be manufac
tured. Log, stone, or brick houses are
extremely rare. The most useful kinds
are those described, or the small frame
shanties, built of imported lumber, cost
ing from $30 to $70. which are gene rallj
the choice of men of the requisite means.
I doubt, all things considered, if the latter
are as comfortable as the former. Any
of these structures come within the re
quirements of the homestead law, which
demands that the settler's dwelling shall
have a window, dixr, floor, and roof, and
be a comfortable house to live in.
The first dtitv of the immigrant, after
having provided a shelter for himself
ana iamuy ana one ior ms- cattle, is to
prepare his pround for a crop. The
hest time for breaking prairie is between
May and August, although some con
tinue this work all the jear round, when
the weather will permit Between the
months named the sap is running uj
wards, and the roots will die, which is
not the case when it is descending.
G round broken later becomes overgrown
bj- means of the reinvigorated roots of the
grass, and it is found very difficult to
Recently a company having 30,000
acres on salt creek, near Lincoln, the
capital of the State, introduced a steam
Iilow, costing 10,000, from Leeds,
England, ami designed continuing oper-
atioiis all winter. They broke to the
depth of seven or eight inches, entirelv
covering the sod; the result of the c
periment remains to be seen. The usual
depth of breaking is about two inches,
or just enough to detach the roots and
peel off the sod.
The settler who has means at his com
mand will have his own teams and hire
assistance, or, if he chooses; can get his
ground broken bj" contract at 3,50 Per
acre. But the majority luive neither
means nor sufficient teams; perhaps omV
one j-oke of cattle or a span of horses.
The method of such i.s to "change work"
with their neighltors, uniting their own
and the labor "of their teams. In this
humble wajr thej- commence operations
and jay the foundation of competency
- The soil is allowed to remain undis
turlted until the spring opens, when it is
eaily pulverized with the harrow, and
is prepared for the seed without addition
No successful attempt lias lieen made
to raise winter wheat in Nebraska. The
ground, in consequence "of the high winds,
is kept bare of snow, and the sprouts
j icld to the rigor of the weather.
One of the resorts of the pioneer to
obtain a crop, when he cannot wait for
the full preparation of the ground, is to
plant "sod corn." Having broken the
prairie in the spring and allowing it to
remain until planting time without fur
ther attention, he then proceeds to raise
the sod with nhoe, and, at proper inter
vals, throws in a lew grain of corn,
pressing back the sod with his foot: orj
if he prefers, he can cut the sod with an
axe, covering the grains, of course, in the
same waj Often a crop of 30 or 4(
oushels ol corn to the acre is raised by
Having orovided for a crop, the next
thing which will occur to the sagacious
fanner is to make an effort to supply the
deficiency in timber. He will select a
favorable location, and after ploughing
several furrows to prevent the encroach
ment of prairie fires, he will proceed to
plant on the aera within the requisite
number of trees. This work is done bjr
making furrows at intervals of three or
four feet, aud then with a hoe securery
setting the roots of the twig. The cotton
wood, on account of its rapid growth, is
generally selected. A great abundance
of little trees of this species is obtained
from the banks of the Missouri. The
lack of fuel is at present one of the great
est drawbacks to the prosperity of Ne
braska; but if the present attention to
tree culture is continued, it will in 15 or
liu jears have a greater abundance of tim
ber than many of the older States.
I continence by referring to the central
location of Nebraska, and shall conclude
with a mere allusion to the advantages
which her position a.s a great agricultural
centre afford. Witli the mining regions
of the RiH-ky Mountains on one .side, and
the hungry east on the other, as the
means of communication radiate to all
points of the compass, her abundant
crops, her flocks and herds, will find their
natural markets, and rich returns will
come back to fill the farmer's heart with
gladness; civilization will extend its full
power, and eveiy boon within the scope
of rational human aspiration be granted
The Brukrr anil II iw Clerk,
Many a man who has become a hard
ened criminal might have been saved to
society by a little tender sympathy and
discriminate kindness in the beginning of
his vicious life. Few men have grace to
act like the broker in the following inci
dent, but success would follow often such
It is easy to ruin, and it is easy to save
a j'oumr man. One of the leading bro
kers of New York had a young man in
his employ. The vast amount of money
in his hands was a great temptation to
him. Small sums were missed day after
day; one quarter, then fifty cents, then
one dollar, then two dollars, were missed.
He was charged with the peculation.
The broker showed how he could detect
the abstraction of the smallest sum of
money. The voting man stammered and
confessed. "Now," said the broker, "I
shall not discharge, I shall not dishonor
j-ou. I mfeiHl to keep you and make a
man of vou. You will be a vagabond if
vou go along in this wav. Now let me
see no more of this." He went to his
work. He did not disappoint the confi
dence. He did honor to Ids employer.
The other day he was inducted into one
of our banks in an honorable position,
and his employer became Lis bondsman
to the amount of $10.i H 10. Had he con
ducted a.s some would have done sent
the 1m- awav, proclaimed his dishouor-
junhaps he would have ended his days
in the State Prison and lieen sent to his
tomb in the garb of a convict. But a
young man was rescued from ruin who
had been placed amid the temptation of
money and tor a moment was overcome
A Saoo.000 Diaiiioml.
The Rock Island Araus ''of Mav 24
saj-s: A few daj-s ago a gentleman came
up the river on the steamer New Boston
who privately exhibited to the officers of
that packet a diamond m the rough,
which, in its unpolished slate, is sup
posed to be worth somewhere in the vi
cinity of $300,000. It is further sup
posed to be the second or third diamond
of size in the world. It is about the
size of a walnut, i.s pet fectry transparent,
and has power of magnifying to the same
extent as a first qualitvglas$. The lucky
possessor found it at his home in the
gold mining district of Nova Scotia, and
also stated that he had found one or two
small ones, one of which he sold fi r $12.
000 in its rough state. To convince the
officers of the boat, he produced files of
Nova Scotia papers containing accounts
of the finding of the diamond, minute
discriptions of the same, descriptions of
tne linuer, and other evidence to indis
putable to le questioned. He also
showed letters from prominent New
York jewelers, who had examined the
prize, one of which was from the house
ot Jtall, lilack & (Jo. Jle is going to
Iowa to see about landed ' investments,'
wun a view or some uaj- locating there.
He proposes to have the diamond ik1-
isnea, ana sell it to some crowned head
if possible. For the benefit of the ladies
-we will state that we don't know whether
he is married or not.
A man wearing a pair of spotted pan
talions took a noontide siesta under a
tree in the neighborhood of Madison
Ind. A German, who was out hunting
saw his leg hanging over a rock, m,d,
mistaking it for a huge boa-constrictor,
fired a charge of shot into it. ' The moral
is obvious: don't wear sotted pantaloons
when you take an out-of-door nap in In
diana. When dunces call us fools without
proving us to be so, our best retort is to
prove them to le fbols, without conde
scending to call them so.
If you want to have a man for your
friend never get the ill will of las wife.
Public opinion i.s made up of the average
pre.indiivs of womankind. "''
Wanilrt-"A Irf-odle Drunk."
"I wants to get a drunk," said a Teu
ton the other dav' te a person he met in
the street; "where I gets 'em, hey?'
"Want to ret a drink ? "Well, I reckon
j-ou can get tliat at any saloon in town,
where benzine is sold. There is a place
over the waj' for instance," pointing to a
saloon across the street. .
"Teuton went across to the saloon.
Saloon keeier got out a glass mechanical
ly, with a look that seemed to say: "Well,
what is it?"
"Can I get a drunk 'e wile?"
"Get drunk's you'era mind tor, if vou
only paj- for it,'' was the reply. "(Jot
wlnskej-I'll wanant to fetch you if you
drink enough of it."
"So nich ver stay, I don't want to get
drunk like as ter tifels;' I only want to pny
von leedle drunk."
"If you only want n little drunk, better
go and drink red wine. Ion't keep it
here keep stuff for a big drunk that's
"Nein, nein. nein; I want a drunk to
geep in mine clothes, to lock mine key up.
unt to take me along von dor railroa 1 -ar
travels in me to Ni York all'e while.''
"Oh, you want a trunk ? Why didn't
you say so in the first place? There is a
trunk Store over the way, if that's what
"Yah, dat isricht;" and Teuton idiot
across the street to secure his "leedle
Trouble otWenteru Itnllruntl.
Mr. Blair, the President of the Iowa
pud Sioux Falls railroad, says there a
universal feeling among the settlers of
the West that it is lawful to steal timlci
from Railroad lands. While traveling
last summer he btopped at an obscure lit
tie town, not a thousand miles from
Omaha, the inhabitants of which appear
ed to be wretchedly poor. Touched with
sympathy for their condition, he ap
proached one of the leaders and in
quired if thej- had any preaching out in
"Preaching," said the person address
ed, "oh, j-es; we had a powerful revival
here last winter, and all got converted
but one man, who said he could not join
the church until he had stolen timber
enough from the Railroad Company to
fence his farm. "
After this honest confession, Mr. Biair
never attempted to detect the thieves.
It was useless.
Of ContSK. An exchange savs:- -"Not
long since a business man ofthi-t
town, who had been iu the habit of ad
vertising in the Fall and Spring, called
at our office before the usual time; "'I
want to advertise. I find that oecaMoual
advertising does not pay; and I want an
advertisement to stand the year round.
I find that persons living a few miW
from here supposed I had gone out of
business from the fact that they saw no
advertisement in the paper, and I have
lost ten times as much as an advertise
ment would have cost." It is so; a .vear
ly advertisement is a con-taut invi-ation
for trade with j'ou, gives assurance that
j-ou are alwaj-s prepared to supply the
wants of the" people in your particular
department and serves as a reference at
all times. Thousands of dollars arc losd
bjT business men bj' spasmodic advertis
ing, as well as a neglect of this important
matter. - "";""
J correspondent ot tne .New 1 ors 1 n-
liiiie. in alluding to the junction town on
the Paeifie Railroad, which ouestion is
now being vigorously discussed suggests
that "if We cannot give the 'junction'
some grand old Indian name, whj not
give it an original American one ? I sug
gest "Gold Spike" or if more euphon
ious. "Golden Spike," or for 'shortness
"Spike." I am not aware that -iiler
name has been given to any town in the
world. But as the completion of a great
railroad crossing a continent and connect
ing the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean
is an event new in this world's history,
let us have a new name, which shall be
expressive, to designate the spot vbcie
the great work was fiinished.'
Tiik Jrim.EE. The first rehearsal in
the Coliseum at Bo-ton of the Peace Ju
bilee has taken place. The Tel' t'iapli
informs us that two thousand singers
participated. When the performers,
were alioiit leaving the Hall, some otic
struck up ".John Brown's Body," fn
which the vast chorus joined in one tre
mendous outburst of harmony. An ad
mirer of Grant then shouted "Ijct us
have peace," when, "So si:y all of us,"
was responded by the thousand voice-;,
to the tune of America. "We won't go
home till morning,'' "Auld Liug'Syne,"
and cheers for Grant. Gilntore and the
Jubilee closed this impromptu and in
Ten years ago Charles Laugston.'a col
ored man of Olierlin, was tried Ik line
the United States Court of this city,upoii
a prosecution instituted by the adminis
tration of James Buchanan, for a iola
tion of the fugitive slave law. was found
guilty, and imprisoned in the county juil
for twenty days. It was just ten years
last Wcdnesdaj- since this srn.ence was
fulfilled. N ow we find this convicted
criminal offered the position of I 'nited
States Minister to Liberia. This ic a
curious illustration of the change
wrought by tirn?. Chmhtud Lender.
New York thieves have in training a
number of dogs for summer operation
They are taught by related endeavors
to rush into a room and seize from a
counter a pan-el and quickly brinsr it t
his master. Their counter "is male o
to resemble those in banks, and (he par
eel is covered with yellow paper, and
made to look like the packages of bank
notes mat, are exchanged lroni one bank
A. T. Stewart has sold twentv shawls
this season worth ii,iH)0 each, and on-;
worth .4.C00. One woman ran up a
bill for $20. MX) at his store in a ft;.li:..r
months. At the recent "Charity 'ball"
1,1 New York a lady paid ten thousand
dollars for diamonds to thine in 011 tlii
An old firmer in Ohio, having read
that the State Penitentiary elenr-d seven
thousand dollars during the la-t year li
the labor of the convicts, h some time
!nr i'P t,1,,!,rht, and then exclaimed:
"I think we'd letter turn our Legisla
ture into a ienitentiarj, by jingo!
Anna Dickinson says she will vote in
five -ears and be a member of 'Co.'rvss
iu ten years aud won't ? oil the ear
During a shower at Sheridan. Yamiil
county, Oregon, not long since, there f. U
what seamed to be a kind of hail, but on
examination it was found to be compos
of peculiar whitish worms, million o
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mem. Jucu worm uau tne liOV.'i
n-mnnnsr up mi'i skipping a te
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