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A MVLI.Y t:i; in ouim.
Thev liarc a lni?e oa-o on liand" i.i
Omal.a, in which Marshal II Y,ns lias
lecoiue involve, :nl ho has leeii ar-
m -x- TV
restcu on a emr; rl Jjavc:ny. lie (
took n Gull from a prisoner, ami j
turned a rart f 'ho money over to a ;
third party, ami prisoner's conr.eii have
caused the arrest of the Marshal there
for. The trial was to coiue off to-d.iy.
THE PRICK or I-f.tJBEIt.
The editor of the St. Anthony Dem
ocrat recently made a trip to the pineries
and writes an intere.tins account of life
in the wood?. In closing he expresses
the opiuion that the lumbering business
will not last forever, lie fays --'that the
pica is being cut off rapidly, and land
once cut over will never be cat again
at least none that we saw. Lumber will
not legitimately ver be lower than now.
It must inevitably go higher, even if we
hav hard times and hard money. A
quarter century hence will see nearly al
the pine within easy distance of the
streams cut away. If lumber goes down,
it will be brought down ly necessity of
the lumbermen and only brought down
temporarily. Considering the vast
eoutry to supply and the limited quan
tity ob hand, it is surprising rather that
Inmber is not higher, than that it is so
Ligh. When we consider that the supply
is constantly decreasi!:;; and the demand
increasing, it needs no great proScisney
ia arithmetic to calculate the result."
ATLANTIC A7SI E.1T WESTERS
It is proposed to arain reconstruct the
Atlantic and ( heat Western Eailway.
James Mcllenry has arranged the plan,
and given its details 3t length in a pam
phlet. He is very positive that the road
could be made to pay if properly man
aged. It certainly yoes through a fine
region cf country and could command a
fair share of through business. It is
proposed to mate a foreclosure and sale
to Trustee?, General George 15. McClel
lan and S. L. M. Harlow, Esq., of New
York, who undertake, on completion of
the necessary arrangement1, to form a
new company under a similar title, and
to issue new securities.
An exchange, however, remarks, it
may be that General McClellan can run
a railroad, but we should be afraid that
Colonel Fisk would circumvent hira by
some Quaker-gun devise. It takes as
much brain power to manage a railroad
as it does an army. A mere engineer,
well up hi that branrdi of science, can
not success! ally control either.
WITHDRAWAL. OF LANDS.
Ua entire naMtiirrn partian
ftlr.fe on tin equality.
The country lying west from Platts-
mouth has been laboring for several yesrs
under ti:o disadvantage of bavins- the
public lands Ik 11 at $2.50 per acre, an
only subject to homestead entry in tracts
of eighty acres ; while ia the land dis
trict south of us government lands could
bo had at $1.25 per asre, and could b
entered or homesteaded in tracts of IM
acres. A recent order from the General
Land Office has caused the withdrawal
of lands in the Beatrice district for rail
road purposes, and that portion of the
State is cow on a par with our own, so
far as public lands are concerned.
?5TICE TO l'KE-r..UlTIO.t
Aa the recent withdrawal of lands from
market in the Beatrice land district will
to a certain extent affect the rights of ict
tleri, and as the Herald is tho paper
read by a large portion of the people in
the western iortion of that district, we
publish herewith the circular of Hon.
Jos. S. Wilson relative to pre emption
within tho withdrawal boundaries :
Department of the Interior,
G en era l Lan d Office, 31 ar. 22,
1 ursuaut to instructions iroin the bec
retary of the Interior, it is hereby or
That, ssttiers upon unsurvcyed lands
(including those within railroad limits
settled upon prior to withdrawal) shall
fi!i their declaratory statements with the
Register of the proper land office (or
with the Surveyor General, where the
plat has not been filed in the district of
fice within six months after survey in
the held, and sliall make proof of pay
ment within twelve months from such
filing, as required by act of June 2, lSf2.
Where parties have already filed for lands
settled prior to survey, proof and pay
ment must be made within twelve months
from thiirit day of June, 1S70; at which
date this notice will take effect
Settlers, piior to withdrawal on lands
surveyed at date of settlement, within
railroad limits, must file their declaratory
statements within three months from
Eaid first day of Juno next, and thereaf
ter make proof and payment as required
"Full information will be fur&ished up
on applieatiou at the respective L'uiied
fct&ted .Distiict Land Unices.
Jos. t. Wilson,
THE XATIOSALAL AiilTATOB
Is the name of a new paper published
in New York by Geo. P. Edgar. In his
salutatory he says:
"What is the need for another paper,
and with such a name as the ''National
Agitator?" Having caused the birth of
thi organ, I will briefly aswer, I "mean
business." If I think it will pay, the
National Agitatafor will be forthcoming
to picas the publiii, or otherwise, every
month. For the present, it is sufficient
to say I expect to issue "Number Tiro"
early in Way shall issue twenty thous
and copies, circulating them from Maine
to the Pacific .Slope, and i'roni the Lr.kea
to the Gulf. I feel that I can reach the
thinkin", reading, trading and moneyed
intercstof the land better if I have con
trol of my own paper than by any other
mean?, and at the same time lurnish a
ood medium for first-class houses of ad
tranche of trade, and be able to talk to
the uiillhons who will read tho Agitator
in regard to what they have to tel.
Three tons of our quarter dollars in
upecie are reported as stowed in Uic
vaults of a Quebec bank.
Xu Aiu;ivx:j SVorlaiu.'ttiou Vet.
The Wa.diinstoa correspondent of the
rai!.ide!rh:a 1'reat, ia his dispatch of
Tuesday, fays :
I learn from the h!fheft authority to
night that the President ha abandoned
all kl'.-a of issuing a general amnesty
proclamation at present. Sune time ago
the President thought of issuing Mich a
proclamation ; but the conduct of the
ex-rebel lately has been so iolent that
he lias wisely concluded that the time
for such a p.en&rous act has not yet ar
liTc l. The executive is daily in receipt
of official information which shows that
many of the ex rebels are acting in a
manner calculated to surest measures
for restraining them, int-ad of granting
them ii!Oi enlarged privilises. If there
is no general amnesty issued for years to
come the rebels have nobody but them
selves to blame.
The city editor of tho Leavenworth
Conservative tells this good one on him
self: A man arrived- here yesterday from
Tn liar.a, looking for a lost wife who had
left his cozy HoosScr home some thrse
weeks ago. Wo chanced to meet him,
and began to inquire about the particu
lars, with that characteristic modesty for
which reporter are so widely noted.
After we had asked hiiu about a half
dozen questions he wanted to know if
we were a newspaper man. t c were
orry to ackowledge that such was tlte
aclancholy lact. lhen, ?aui he, 1
don't want anything to do with you ; it
was a darned skunk of an editor who
stole my wife." That's the first time
we ever heard of a newspaper man doing
anything of the kind. There are two
reasons: First, their hideous personal
appearance ; second, no money.
Commissioner lelano lias addressed
the following circular letter to the asses
sors of internal revenue :
TllKASI UY DeI'AUTMENT, ")
Oekice Inti.unal Kevkm:e, V
Washington, i). C, April o, K70. J
Sir: It has heretofore been the
practice of assessors to publi.-h the an
nual lists of assessments made on the
income returns of the taxpayer?. lc
licvinz that this practice is not fcr the
best interests of the rrovcrnment, but
that it is in manv rejects obiectionabl
and offensive. 1 desire in future that it
may be discontinued. This, however
will not prevent tbe public inspecting
the list. a3 heretofore,- under the prov
ion of sectt'.ou nineteen, act July 13,
IKCo. ery respectfully,
C. Delano, Cain'r.
A fie man will never rust out. As
lorni as he breathes the breath of life
he will be doing something for himself,
his eountrv, or posterity. Washington,
Franklin, Howard, Younz, Newton, all
were at work almost to the last hours of
their existence. It is a foolish thing to
think that we mut lie down and die sim-
r.lv because we are eld. The man of en
er::v is not old, it is only he who suffer;
his energies to wasto away, and permits
the springs ot lis n;e to Become motion
less ; on whose hands the hours dra
heavily, and to whom all things wear the
vestments ei doom. 1 here arc scores o
grevheads living to-day that we wou!
iref r in any important enterprise to
to those young gentlemen who fear a:
tremble when shadows approach, ana
turn awav at the first harh word or (lis
Litttlo Colfax weighed nine pounds.
Gen. Harney is in Austin, Texas.
Vice President Colfax, who became
father on the 11th inst., was congratula
ted by many Senators and friends, on the
addition ol a son to his lainily.
The Nashville Burner gets off the fol
lowing : Inquiring yesterday of an old
darkv who was fidiing in the river.
"What luck?" he replied: "Pe fish is
like de Pimocrats arter usnigrrers' votes.
l ev wants all de bait, but won't hang on
It i3 said that the attaches of the
California legislature, not content with
their extravagant pay and the extra
$16,rxH) voted them at the close of
the session, carried off all the
stationery in the Capitol between noon
and midnight Monday.
The White Pine (Nevada) Daily X'u:.
of March 1 1th was issued in the midst
of a terrific wind-storm, which unroofed
the office, compelling all hands to work
unsheltered in the biting cold. Every
roan stood to his post right gallantly, anj
the paper came out in time, if eonie
what deficient in matter.
Some druggists are now labelling cans
of kerosene oil as follows:
"lo not attempt to liirht a fire with
this oil. Do not fill the lamp w hile burn
ing or at night. A lamp in daily u--?
should be cleaned occasionally, and all
oil removed by dayllgtit. and not at night.
Fill lamp with oil daily. Do not place
the oil near the fire, or where there it
more than usual heat Keep the oil in
a cool place. Neglect of these directions
may cause the loss of life and property."
Some of the most stirring men in the
world, persons in the thick of business
of all kinds, and indeed with the busi
ness of the world itelf on their hands,
have combined with their energies, the
greatest love of books, and found no re
creation at once 0 wholesome and so
Stephen York, of Rochester, N. II .
recently took bis bread and water in
prison f )r four days, rather than pay his
taxes, but finally caved in and settled up.
Henry Ward Beecher, in concluding
his speecli at the Urooklvn Fifteenth
amendment jubilee, referred to Senator
iievtis who was present, saying, "And
now sir. I extend to you the right hand of
fellowship." The' stood up together,
hand in hand, and the audianco went
wild t ith enthusiasm.
An elderly gentleman, returning home
one Sunday night from church, began to
extol the merit of the sermon to bds son.
Said he: "Jack, I Jiave heard one of the
most delightful sermons ever delivered
before a Christian society. It carried
me to the gate of heaven." Why didn't
you dodge in?" replied Jack ; "you
never will have another such chance."
We re-publish the following adver
tisement from an English paper, gratis',
as it affords so tine a "chance" for so
many "nice young men:" "A lady,
with f ur unmarried daughters, highly
educated and refined, possessing an inti
mate acquaintance with French, Italian
and German, as taught iu the best Eng
lish schools, wishes to secure husband
for her four angels. They are aged, res
pectively, twenty-eight, twenty-four,
twenty-ona and nineteen. They have
good expectations from their father, but
no moDcy would be paid down on mar
riage. No reasonable tfier refused.
German? not objected to. llesidcnec in
England preferred, but the colonies, the
eoutineut, the Austrailia, or the United
States (exeapt Utah) would not be
slighted. Afply, stating ago, prospects,
moral character and business address to
A. 15. X., Post office, Nottingham.
The colored vote in New Jersey will
reach 5,000, and will be sufficient "in all
general elections to give the State to the
Eep'iblicans. The Second Congressional
district will be redeemed, and the Fourth
j made securely Republican.
Wuntei! A StailruaU Iiri3s.
Under this head, we find the following
in the Chicago Tribune, of Thursday,
"The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, in a
rufft earnest and reproachful tone, be
rates Chicago for the failure to have a
railroad bridge built across the Missouri
river at that point. It represents the
treat loss of time, the constant failure
to make connections, caused by the trans
fer of passengers an 1 baggage in omai
busses and ft-rry boats. It al-o repre
sents the additional cost to shippers of
the expense of having the freight cars
de!aed until their contents can be moved
from one Fide of the river to the other
by a transfer company, which has evi
dently a large and profitable job on hand.
The 'Xonjnireil states that the construc
tion of the bridge was commenced last
reason : but alter setting two piers, wois.
was discontinued, under the, pretence
that there was a lack of money, and
nothing has been done since, ihe cost
of transferrinq freight across the river
exceeds $.10 per car, ana tuc nonpareil
savs that at this time, there arc over 500
oaued freirht cars, standing on the
tracks of the various roads, on the east
eide of the river, waiting until the slow
rocess o! transferring their loads to the
Jmon Pacific Kailroad tnail be enectcd.
The troubles and vexations which attend
the transfer of passengers and baggage
are continuous, audit is no unusual thing
to see throuch passengers standing tor
an hour on the east side waiting to be
transferred, only to hnd at List, that the
train on the other tide has left. Wc
agree with the Council Bluffs taper that
this thing is all wrong, and that there is
a disregard of public rights and comforts
pomcwhfre, that deserves the severest
reprobation. V e agree also, that, as a
necessary part of the road upon which
the national bounty has Leen o exten
sively lavished, the bridge ought to have
been completed before this time, and that
looser delay in constructing it will justify
Congress in imposing some penalty upon
those who are culo&ble. tor it is true, we
believe, that the initial po.nt nt the
Cnion Pacific Railway is at ( onncil
Bluffs. But we fail to see how Chicaco
is in any special manner responsible for
the failure ot the company to uuud
idge, or f.jr tho consequences of the
omission, it is true that iUicago is in
forested in having the cheapeit am
speediest transit possible for freight and
passengers, and the delavs and charges
at Council Bluffs and Omaha are an ob
struction, but Chicago ha3 no contro
over the Union Paciiie Railway. That
company has, by law, a right to cross to
the cast side of the river, and thus holds
a mononolv of the transfer business. It
has the right to build the bridge, and it
is its duty to do so, and we suppose that
if the attention of the government could
be secured to the matter, could be com
pelled to do so. The company is in de
fault in the payment of interest on its
subsidy bonds, end we presume that a
very feeble attempt to force the payment
of this interest would cause the officers
of the road to do anything that its char
ter requires it to do, whether it be to
build a bridge or to do anything else.
Thers is another way, however, of get
tiiig over the Missouri river, which ship
pers to and from Chicago might find ad
vantaseoui. ly shipping ireiglit via
the Sioux City & Pacific Railway, the
cars are carried across the river, without
breaking bulk, at the town of Blair, N
braska, and by uniting with the Union
Pacific at Fremont, save some forty miles
of distance and avoid Council Llufis a
Omaha, and the delavs and extortion
which the Nonpareil asserts as usual at
that crojir.lner. Wo suppose that freight
can be sent by that route, if the state
meuts oi the Nonpareil be true, more
cheaply and expeditiously than by way
of Council Bluffs and Omaha, and that
this advantage wnl continue so long a?
the Union Pacific neglects to build the
We would remind the Chicago Tribune
and the balance cf mankind that if a
Railroad Bridge is what is wanted, they
can soon be accommodated with one at
Pi.attsmoltii, and that as soon as the
B. & M. is completed to its connection
with the Pacific there will be no more
detention of either freights or passengers,
and no more $30 a car for crossing the
river will be charged.
Mor Abont tho Had Btone.
The Jasper Republican eays that Mr.
Allum has returnc to his post on that
Journal. Of his experience with the
mad stone that paper says :
On Wednesday evening, ten mlies
north of Marion, in Linn county, he
found a mad stone in the possession of
Mr. J. J. Fleming. No time was lost
in making an application of the stone.
As soon as M r. V. saw the wound, he
gave his opinion that there was no hy
drophobia in tho case; but he thought
there were strong indications of poison
present, which the stone would remove,
f he wound was upon the second joint of
the third finger of the left hand. With
a need'.a Mr. F. scarified the back of the
left hand iust back of the second finger.
and applied the stous, which adhered to
the hand, indicating that thare was poi
son is the system. The fctone held to
the hand on the first application for
about an hour, aud then dropped off
Tho wound was then clean, cd by put
ting it into a decoction of milk and wa
ter, waim, and then applied to the hand,
where it fastened itself and went through
its process of absorption. This time it
remained attached only about fifteen
tuinutes, when it was again cleansed ;
but no amount of persuasion could in
lluenco it to adhere to the flesh again.
We were then pronounced out of dan
ger, and those who knew the high state
of excitement under which we naturally
labored, can well imagine the relief we
felt at that moment. We know that the
virtues claimed for the mad stor.e are
disputed by mam, but we could not be
persuaded now but that it will do all that
is claimed for it, The rate3 of charges
are: For an application of the stoue
where no poison exists, $10, and $25 lor
a cure where poison does exist. Mr.
Fleming Las not lost a single case yet,
out of over thr ee hundred upon which
he has operated.
We learn from G. C. Morton, E-q.,
General Freight Agent B. & M. R. R.,
that the Omaha dispatch to the St. Ivj
is Democrat published in the Jlawk-L'ye
yesterday morning, contained quite an
error in it statement of freight rates
from Omaha to New York. The dis
patch puts ad rail rates, Omaha to New
York, at 71 cents per J00 lbs., whereas
it is only 45 cents t.y rail and still less by
rail and lakes. While we shall rejoice in
the success of any movement that cau
legitimately reduce freight rates between
the west and east, nothing can be gained
to aid that desirable end by misrepre
sentation either inadvertently or other
wise. We are glad the B. M. R. R.
and connecting lines are awake to this
question, and that they purpose healthy
competition with ail rival routes. A
cheap freight is the synonym of "pro
tection" of the very best quality. It
protects both producer and consumer.
The United States Supreme Court has
decided that the robbery of a receiver of
pubhe moneys isnodelense for the bonds
men, the claim of the Governmnt
against them remaining irfectly ralid.
A l.ixcUy Strenli of X.ilitnin .
Some months ago Dr. Charles Ncs, of
this borough, wa3 called to visit a poor
old lady four or five miles ia the country,
who stood in need of a physician. The
day was a dark and gloomy one, the rain
falling in torrents, andther-ky at times dis
turbed bv fierce flashes of lightning and
loud bursts cf thunder. The doctor
knew that he would get nothing for his
visit and service, yet, prompted by that
pi; it of benevolence for which he is
characterized, he i.everthelcss started
out in the stoim to look after his patient.
hen he arrived at the house he icund
that the lightning had f-truck into a cor
ner of it and had melted up a gun barrel
which had been standing there. The
house was uninjured . A careless inspec
tion ot the solved metal suggested a
loueht, and that in return begat an
other, until the final result was the dis
covery of the manufacture of steel l y
means of electricity, for which the doc
tor now holds letters patent from the
Governmeut of the t nited rstates, and
which, we are satisfied, wid be among
tho most important discoveries ot tne
The storm, the sick lady, her impov
erished condition, the doctor's wall known
kindness of heart, the old gun barrel
and the lightning stroke led to it, and
if it had not been for the singular coinci
dence of things the discovery might
never have been made. Dr. Nes never
received pay from the old lady for his
visit or service, nor would he hav; re
ceived it, probably, under the circum
stances, had it been tendered, but tie
now holds in his hands letters patent for
aa invention suggested by the circum
stances of that visit, which may realize
for him millions of dollars. "Cast thy
bread upon the waters and thou shalt find
it after many days." York, (la.) Devi.
A Woman In ChitlieAtue. Mo., low-
tiiUeit Two 2Zen.
An interesting scene occurred at the
Browning House, Chillicothe, the other
day, which drew together a. considerable
crowd ot witnesses. It was no less a
spectacle than a woman cowhiding two
men. Mrs. Gray, the heroine of the en
counter, is a book agent, and has been
for some time stopping at the drowning
IIour:e. bays the Iriomie:
For some reaon or other the proprie
tor notified her a few days since to leave
the premises, a.i he would not board
her there any longer. She accordingly
left, but returned on Monday morning to
rav her bill and take away her baggage
She went armed with a cowhide, and in
the course of conversation with the pro
nrietor. took offence at something he
sai 1 to her and Ktruck him several times
with the weapon. He bore the strokes
with considerable fortitude for a while:
but final! v retting tired of them lie struck
her in the face, and, at the suggestion of
the clerk, pushed her down the hall stair
Arriving at the front door in this hasty
and summary manner, s-ho got her eye
on the clerk, who was about mounting to
go to the cars, and she wentfjr him with
renewed vigor. Seizing him by the coat
tail, as he was climbing to the driver's
seat, she pulled him back and lashed him
furiously over the face. For a time he
attempted to evada her blows, then he
undertook to rush up to her in view of
seizing the cowhide or catching her hand
but she plied the weapon so vigorously
as to keep him at bay. At length, how
ever, he succeeded in approaching her
threw her down on the pavement ana
gave her a few kicks by way of eiuj ha
sismg his earnestness, lie then retire
from the field. The woman gathered
hersr- 1 up from the sround, put tier
cowhide under her arm, and coolly walked
otr down street.
The parties were immediately arrested
taken before the City Recorder and nd
yj-H-cruclnHnsr r;u atnple lor Tfon
The Lawrence, (Kansas) Republican
tells the following :
A few days ago, a pominent business
man, who had been boarding at one o
our hotels, secured a residence over a
store on Massachuseets street. Having
made a number cf acquaintances, the
wife of the gentleman received calls from
several ladies of the city ; and during
oue of these calls, the ladies observed a
young man standing in a stairway on the
opposite Eide of the street, using all sorts
of endeavors to attract the attention of
the ladies. When he fouud that he had
succeeded in doing so, he commenced to
throw kisses, make ail sorts of endearing
motions, and ask as well as he could by
sigus, to be allowed to call. After con
tinuing this sort of thing for two or three
days, he sent a boy to the house with a
letter, of which the following is a copy:
"To the Lady in Plaid: Tell Die
of yourself, when and where I can meet
you. (socially, of course); would like to
make it next Tuesday evening, if con
venient to you. I am too timid to ven
ture up where you are, being naturally
diffident. Please reply by bearer, or by
dropping me a note through the olfice.
(Jive a name that I can address you
through post effice. If you should, by
dinner, be out walking next Tuesday
evening, at half-past seven o'clock, on
the east side of Vermont street, between
Henry and Winthrcp, will happen to
be there about the same time, and if you
will tell me how you will be dressed, I
will be able to i-eeognize you.
Yours, longingly, P.
"P. S. My P. O. box is" giving
the number of his bcx.
This letter was immediately shown
to the husbands cf the la ies, who deci
ded to have some fun at the expense of
this in.-ulting "gay Lothario." Accord
ingly, the following letter was sent to
"P." bcx, P. O.
"P. : I am goin over to West Law
rence on Tuesday evening, and will take
Vermont street in my way. Shall have
on the plaid dress.
Lady in Plaid."
In the meantime, about twenty gentle
men were let into the secret, and it was
decided that the husband of one of the
ladies thould don the plaid dress, and
meet the fellow according to appointment.
Tuesday evening came, and at the hour
appointed, "P" and the Plaid Dress met
on Vermont street. The Plaid Dress
entered into conversation, in whispers,
with "P," and the two had reached
Withrop street, walked down Winthrcp
to the west side of the ravine, turned
north on the sidewalk running by the
side of the ravine, and when about mid
way between Winthrop and Tir.ckney,
where the walk runs over a creek run
ning into the ravin;, Plaid Dress, by a
sudden twist of the wrist, sent "P" fly
ing into the creek below, which was the
signal for the hidden twenty, who sud
denly sent a shower of stale eggs flying
from every direction to the center, where
wa3 poor "P." Shouts and yells fol
lowed, and the last seen of poor "P" he
was making tracks for North Lawrence,
on the double-quick.
M rs. Williams said in a speech in San
Fraacisco recently, that "she knew a wo
man in the cast who was a doctress.
She was the mother of four children,
and when the youngest was an infant her
husbant left her. At that time she had
no profession, but she had previously
learned the harness maker's trade in
Iowa. She worked at that till she had
saved money enough to begin the study
of medicine. Now she own3 two houses
and lots, ar.d is practicing and support
ing another husband."
XVe Speak to Yon. Sir.
The following paragraph, which we
find floating the rounds cf the press, i3
particularly applicable to a considerable
number of croakers in this vicinity, and
we hope they will clip it outaad paste in
the crown of their hats, and whenever
they feel inclined to grumble because
some occurrence which they deem of im
portance has not been chronicled, they
will give it a careful perusal :
"If the people think that the pub
lisher of a newspaper has nothing ele to
lo exeept to walk the streets ami look
for items of news, or go from house to
house and inquire if there hare been any
marriages, births or deaths, they are en
tirely uninformed regarding that class of
individuals who cater to the public.
lowevcr energetic a reporter may be. he
will learn but little of what is going on in
any locality unless lie is informed by oth
ers. It is impossible to be in more than
one place at a time. A newspaper man
can iio almost anything, but he is not
ubiquitous. We are frequently sskcI
why tins marriage, that birth or death
was not published, or why wc neglected
to mention that somebody had com
menced building a house or planting
trees, and we are told that some one is
chagrined in consequence of a failure to
be noticed in the press. 1 robably we
have never heard of the event, the ap
pearance of which In print was so anx
iously looked fer. If our readers know
of any oceuranee of interest to the pub-
lck why will they not ltilorm us f We
will publish marriages, births and deaths
with pleasure we do not mean that we
are pleased to hear of . the lattei- if we
are informed of their occurrence,- but to
canvass the community for such items is
not the provincj of a journalist. We
are always pleased to receive any local
items of interest to the reading public,
and we take great pleasure in reporting
every passing event worthy of reeord,
but to do so without some assistance is
simply beyond the limits of posibility
A little girl has been poisoned to death
at Augusta, (ia., by eating a few of the
blossoms of the yellow jasmir.e, which
she had got hold of.
Hie Philadelphia Tdcnraph advises
ex-President Johns;on, in his forthcoming
European trip, to apply for the throne
The Bishop of London intends making
a raid on ail the Ritualistic clergy in his
The editor of the Paris Times having
said that "All Fool's day" is very popu
lar in his county, the come-outer of the
Mattoon .Jourucl savs that accounts for
the county's going Democratic.
Chaplain Lozier adheres to his sensi
ble resolution to let politic.-?, newspapers,
and every occupation but preaching,
aside. It is more than hinted that if he
would also lay preaching aside, and take
to farming, he would confer a benefit to
Over fifty families will leave Troy, N.
Y., en the th instant, to settle on Sol
omon river, Kan as.
Colored men voted at the annual school
meeting at Portland, on the 4th inst,
for the first time in Oregon.
The steel works at Ilarrisburg, Pa.,
have been turning out steel rails at the
rate of 12.000 tons annually, for some
"O Ditson," the Cincinnati Gazettes
correspondent on "The Plains," plainly
writes his letters with the apparently in
dispensable aid of a pair of long-bladed
scissors, a paste pot and a few Territorial
General Butler's colored boy having
faild at West Point, ho has now ap
pointed as eadut the sun of Mr. Colby,
editor of the Newburyport Herald, and
member of the Massachusetts Legisla
ture. At a Sunday School meeting perhaps
not a thousand miles from here, a young
lawyer made a motion that they appoint
a committee of iaaicc and gentleman to
raise children for the Sunday School.
A breach of promise case in Detroit
turns upon the question whether the de
fendant intended, by inclosing a leaf of
rose geranium to a lady, to use the lan
guage of flowers, in which case the inno
cent leaf would have said, "Thou art
One of the editorial conection of the
New York World of Tuesday, is signed
"Printer's Devil." There has been for
years a suspicion that the Devil wrote
the editorials of the World, but thia is
the first time that he has been known to
sign his name to his compositions.
The oldest reporter on the New York
pres ha3 many copies of his obitu
ary on hand, lie fancies that his death
will be sudden, and he does not want to
go down to the grave without a proper
recognition of his trials, sufferings and
The Griffin (Ga) Star, a Democratic
p:per, speaking, of the present political
condition of Georgia, says: "As she
was among the firat to go out of the
Union, so sha is the last to get back.
Hurrah for Georgia ! the only surviving
member of the old Confederacy."
There is a Bible majority of four in
the Cincinnati School Board, and the
Timex snys it would have been a dWen
had the question been presented as a sep
arate issue. The Democrats voted sol
idly against the Bible candidate?.
A woman named Breen, on the 7th,
met her death in a singular manner.
Her false teeth slipped from their place
into her throat, where they lodged, chok
ing her to death before they could be re
moved. Tho salt well at Alpena has been
drilled to the depth of 1,1 So feet, and
ends in a bed of solid snlt of unknown
thickness and of wonderful purity. It is
thought the last twenty-five or thirty
feet has been drilled through thi3 rock
Good Use for Fat Mex. We com
mend to the Fat Men's Association the
story of Captain Scott, who, when a tug
had punched a hole in a ferryboat, thru, t
his vast proportions into the holeand thi s
stopped the leak till the boat reached tl e
land. "The dust that kept the world in
awe," could have done no better. Im
perial Coesar might even not have done
so well, for he was not so fit. Here,
then, is the chance for adipose heroism.
Let all the fat men go on the ferryboats
and wait their chances. Herald.
Rather a grave joke was thal'of Mc
Farland's counsel in challenging a juror
on the ground that he was an undertaker,
and would have a pecuniary interest in
the conviction and death of the prisoner!
It is a suggestive comment on the cor
ruption of tho times, when a juror can
be successfully challenged on the ground
that for the trifling profit made on the
coffin he would be willing to render a
verdict of murder in the first degree,
even if not justified by the evidence.
The Indianapolis Journal saysof Gen.
George II. Thomas that he was so indiff
erent to all "pomp and circumstance of
war." that though made a Major-General
on April 2t 1SG2, he had no stars
on his coat until after the battle of Stone
river, eight months afterward ; and they
were put on y the strategy of his ser
vant, at tho instigation of some members
of the General' s staff. He wore his Col
onel's coat until the moment of his com
mand at Mill Spring, though he had
beca a Brigadier-General iix months.
Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, 1870.
Terms Half Cash and Balance in Six Months, with Interest
at 13 per Cent.
VsTs J OMAHA. i f.QOUHC I L BLUFFS.
NEBRASKA CT t r
k m S3
Is the'CVmntv Sea, of Saunders County, is situated at the confluence of the
Wahoo and Salt creeks, and at the point of intersection of the liurhngton and
Missouri Kiv r Railroad in Nebraska, the Omaha and Southwestern Railroad,
and the Trem out, Ashland and Nebraska City Kailroad. It is situated iu the
midst of the
Finest Agricultural Region in lheorld,
Draining the rich valleys of the Tlatte, Salt Creek and Wahoo, which are being
rapidly settled by industrious and intelligent farmers. Ashland has
IHE WEKSVE WAITSM l?y33IS
Known in the State, both upon Salt and Wahoo creeks. It is at the famous
Salt Creek Ford, known to all early settlers and to all plainsuien on the South
Platte route. Fine mills are already in operation.
Of Ashhn l are not equalled by anv other inland point in the State, a a glance
at the map will show. The IJurliii'-'ton Sc Mis-ouri Itiver Kailrond in Nbra-ka
is now fiiiL-hod and cars ruimimr to Ashland, and will be complet ed to Lutein
before the time of the sale. This is the great through route between the
Atlantic and the Pacific, and will be completed to a connection with the niani
trunk of the Union Pacific road in a very short time. This is tho only hue of
railroad between tho east and west that has a through hue extending west ot the
Missouri river, hence it cannot fail to control a large sharo of the through trad ;
between the Atlantic and Paciiie. A point with the natural advantages which
surrounJ Ashland, situated upon this line of ro:id, cannot fail to become
The town has not less than one thousand inhabitants at the present time, and
has fceveral very fine brick and stone buildings.
Tlac Court Moiwc mid Conssiiy G&aecN
Are no'v in process of erection. Parties wishing to invest in real estate wivll P.
view to a speedy advance, will find this a rare opportunity.
For further particulars address
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Garden City stubble
den Seeds. &c. &e. M.
A. C. Mayfield, Traveling Ag't.
bcotch Harrows ; Improved Two Horse Wheel and Runner Walking Cultivators,
Sulky and revolving Ilay Itakes, Champion Self llako Dropper an-d Mower, Ex
celsior Dropper and Mower. Massilon Thrashers, Corn Shollers, Chicago Farm
Pumps, Doty Washer and Universal Wringer, Farm Implements. Field sin.1 (Jar-
South Side Main Street, - - Number 9.
PLATTSMOUTH, CASS COUNTY NEBRASKA
and Breaking Plows.
TENFICK, North Side Main Street.
Between ith and oih Street.
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Kopairiiiir nii'l Varn'uliin.r neatly il
aFuneral3 attended at the .-li'.ntt in':.-
EMPIRE & 5LKEKYI
Third Street, Couth of Main.
Piss, Cakes, Chssso
and vcot Crackers.
REFRESH "fa EITT.S
kept on hand at all time?.
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Lounges, Tables, Sales,
Of all detfcriiitiona and r.t ail i'i! :c?.
Mefalic Burial Cases,
or uii .i7.-f.
Ready mode, anl tAi cheap for car h.
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all to ..ill and e.x.ii.iino u.y l.ir-o ftn .v "t i '' -ture
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