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From Mike McGuiro, who has located
la the city of the above name, we learn
that Crete is n longer a mythical place
beyond the confines of civilization, as it
"was supposed to be, (and really was)
nly a few months ago, but that it is now
a lively, bustling city of several hundred
inhabitants, where the hammer and saw
and trowel may be heard at all hours of
the day, where thedrygoods merchant,
the grocer, the baker, the dealer in
ready made clothing, the hotel keeper,
the saloon keeper, the butcher, the doc
tor, the lawyer, the preacher, the school
teacher in fact all branches of trade,
mechanic and professional flourish to a
marvellous extent. All the above named
flourish in Cre-e, and there is yet room
for more. One huuJrcd houses now
etand up in regular rows, where six
months ago the deer and the antelope
roamed at will and gazed in wonder and
astonishmeut at the etrav hunter who
chanced that way. A printing office has
already Leea added to the other necessa
ry appendages of a live Nebraska town,
and llev- Charles Little will issue the
first number of the fc'aline County Post
this week. Crete is situated about
twenty five miles sutliwest from Lincoln,
where the B. k M. crosses the Blue
Itiver, and its growth and prosperity u
a fair specimen of Nebraska enterprise
The Herald already has a number of
readers in Crete, and is looked upon as
the principal source of news from the
river. We exnect to have a regular cor
respondent in this goahead city before
many weeks have elapsed, who will keep
the world posted upon all the doings of
that flourishing town. We shall give a
more detailed statement of the business
men of Crete in a short time.
WHAT A I'lTT.
What a pity it is that the people must
be deprived of the valuable services of
Mr. .1. C- Fox in the forthcoming Con
Ftitutienal Convention. But our election
laws are such as to reouue that a man
shall be a voter before he can hold office.
Mr. J. V. I ox arrived in our city, as
shown on the hotel record, for
Bupper on the sixteenth day
of November Iat ; conse
quently he is not a voter at the present
election, notwithstanding he had his
name put on the books on the day of
correction. We know of no plea which
Mr. Fox could possibly set up why he
bhould be entitled to registration except
that he was here in the forepart of Oc
tobcr last, and it-tended to remove his
family here at some future time, which
he did do on the loth of November, as
above stated. Mr. Fox claims to have a
knowledge of law, and should be 'ami!
iar with the following clauses definin
residence which occur on pases - and
147 the Revised Statutes of Nebraska:
C. The place where a married man's
family resides shall generally i,e consid
ered and held to be his residence ; but if
it is a il;n-e of temporary establishment
only, or for transient purposes it shall
7. If a man have his family fixed in
one place, and he does his business in
another, the former shall be considered
and held to be the place of his residence
s. Ihe mere intention to acnuire a
new residence, without the fact of remo
val, shall avail nothinjr, nor shall the
fact of removal, without intention.
Mr. Fox did not arrive here with his
family until the evening of the 16th of
November. He was here a few days
during the fore part of October, l.iokin
for a location. Was Mr. Fox a resident
hero prior to the ICth? Does Mr Fox
insist that he is a voter ? Is that the
kind of Constitutional lawyer the people
want to make a Constitution for the
State? Yet we are reliably informed
that this great legal luminary has issued
a secret circular and sent out for distri
bution at the polls in different
Tarts of the county to morrow tellin
the people what bad men Maxwell, Kirk-
patrick and Dr. Kenaston are, and tel
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ung tneui that it will not do to trust
these men with the duty of amending
our Constitution. What will a greedy
desire for office induce men to do?
A heathen tribe has recently been dis
covered, the females of which actually
wear their hair in a more painful and in
convenient wav than is done bv our dear
lad ies. Ihe Pull Hall Gazette savs :
The Kulmaks are ruled by an elderly
woman. A Tartar who had returned from
Kuldja related at Fort Yemoe that he
had seen this Kulmak ruler proceeding
to an interview with the Chief of the
Taranchis. Her hair, he said, being in
lone: tresses down her back. They were
eo heavy with gold coins and other pre
cious ornaments that they had to bo sup
ported by two men as she walked. It
might be premature, asyet, to follow tho
example of this old lady of Dzugaria
Proper, but there can be no doubt that
bank notes might be used as curlpapers
with the most pleasing effect, and that
any young lady appearing with her head
thus adorned would not suffer from any I
lack of admires.
A high officer of the Son's of Tem
perance presented himself, with a smell
of the groj. that he had been drinking,
at the door of a Division, for admission,
was waited upon by an Irish sentinel, to
whom he gave ihe password, when the
following passed :
"Sir, and ye are Mr, O" Wright, the
Grand Worthy Patriarch of the State of
Kentucky, do le al'ther belaviir"
. es,r said Jim, "you are perfectly
right, my friend ; but why do you ask
the o,uestion ?"
4 To tell the truth, thin sir, and shame
the dm!," said Pat, "ye do be afther
haviu" the risht password for a Son r.f
Tempe ranee iutirely; but, by the Holy
Vargin and the blessed St Pathrick, yees
got the wrong smell.
A SanFrancisco lady correspondent in
noticing t wo miles of houses in that city
are occupied by fallen women, wonders
hew many miles of houses it will take to
accommodate the men who brought all
this ruin, and who now move in respecta
ble circles, cheered by the smiles of
"vhtuous" women to whom their char
ters are well known.
Weeping Water, Neb., )
April 28, 1871. j
Republican Convention met at the
school house, pursuant to notice, and
was organized by electing John F. Buck
to the Chair and L. D. Bennett Secre
tary. On motion, a committee on creden
tials, consisting f V m. Lloyd, Dr.
Rawlins and Judge Jennings were ap
pointed by the Chair. Committee made
a report substituting proxies for absent
delegates, which was adopted.
It was moved and carried that an in
formal ballot be taken for candidates to
the Constitutional Convention.
On motion, a committca from the
Democratic Convention, now in session.
was permitted to make a proposal to
this convention. J. C. Fox, Esq., iu
behalf of faid committee proposed to
unite the two conventions in making
nominations to Constitutional Convcn
tion. Almost unanimously voted down
Messrs. LatU and Richardson were
an lnlormai vote witn wie
S. Maxwell received 53
J. A. Kenaston 44 41
S. M. Kirk patrick 44 20
O. Teft 44 0
R. R. Livingston 44 5
L. Sheldon 44 5
G. Jennings 44 5 44
A. Carujichacl ' 2'
E. Reed " 3
D. II. Wheeler 44 4
I. Wiles " 0
Barnum 44 2 44
G. W. Smith 44 1
II. D. Hathaway 44 1 44
I). McCaig 44 1
I Pollard 44 1
Formal ballat was then taken, when
J. A. Kenaston, S. Maxwell, and S. M.
Kirk Patrick receiving a majorUy of all
the votes cast, were declared elected
S. Maxwell received 53 votes.
J. A. Kenaston 44 44 14
S. M. Kirkparick'- 45 44
L. Sheldon 44 8 "
E. L. Reed 44 3 44
O. Teft 44 3 44
A. Curmichael 3 44
D. II. Wheeler 44
On motion said candidates were de
clared tli : unanimous choice of the con
On motion convention adjourned.
JOHN F. BUCK, Brest.
L. D. BENNfrrr. Sec'y.
Tlte I'vncr of lmninnUon.
A physician in Savannah relates a re
markable case or the influence of lina-
rination upon the human body. He
was called to see a lady who was afflicted
with a cold, and, of course, a cough and
sore throat. He wrote a prescription
and cave it to the lady with the follow
ine instructions : "Madam, put this in
a tumbler full of water, and take a table
spoonful every two hours." The next
day he called to see her, when she in
lornicd him tlmt a tablespoonlul had
made her so sick that .-he reduced the
dose to a teasnoonrul, i-iit that stie was
much better, lie paid her a third vi.-it,
when she inlormed hint that she was
till improv mr, but that the medicine
was so powerful that a teaspoontui pro
duced vomiting, ami she had been com
pelled to stop taking it. The doctor
said, "I suppose it is nearly all gone
The lady said the tumbler was on the
mantle, and fie could se how much was
left. The doctor savs, "I looked at the
tuiiibler, and I am d d if I didn't find
that she had put tho paper on which my
prescription was written in the tumbler.
and had been taking nothing but water,
Hen Mho Win Uomrn.
UOd has so made the sexes that wo
men, like children, cling to men ; lean
upon them for protection, care and love;
loot up to mem as though they were
superior in i dnd and body. They make
them the suns of their system, and they
and their children revolve around them.
Men are gods, if they but knew it.
Women, therefore, who have good minds
and pure hearts, want men to lean upon.
Think of their reverencing a drunkard,
a liar, a fool, or a libertine. If a man
would have a woman do him homage, he
must be manly in every sense ; a true
gentleman, not after the Chesterfield
school, but polite, because his heart is
full of kindness to all ; one, who treats
her with respect, even deference, because
she is a woman who never condescends
to say silly things to her : who brings
her up to his level, if his mind is above
hers; who is never overanxious to please
but always anxious to do right ; who has
no time to be frivolous with her ; always
dignified in speech and act ; who never
spends too much upon her; who never
yields to temptation, even if she puts it
in his way ; who is aaibitious to make
his mark in the world, whether she en
courages him or not ; who is never fa
miliar with her to the extent of being
an adopted brother or couin : who is
not over-careful about dress; always
pleasant and considerate, but always
keeping his place of the man, the head,
and never losing it- Such deportment,
with noble principles, a good mind, en
ergy, and industry, will win any woman
in the world who is worth winning.
Who would live in Sau Francisco when
he might live in Sacramento, writes a
correspondent of the Cincinnati Com
mercial. In short who would be an owl?
Down there they live in such a fog that
their eyes are yellow, and there is so
much sand blowing in the streets that it
wears off their eye-lashes. The wind
blors off their hats so much that they
arc bald headed. They wear off their
toe nails to the quick in climbing their
A resident of Taunton, Mansachusetts,
has obtained ice for his own summer use
in a novel manner, for several winters
past. He should h ave given the recipe
to the public earlier in the season, and
then people might have been quite inde
pendent of iee companies. The pro ess
is as follows: He procures about fifty
flour barrels at a cost of t wenty cent
each, and gradually pours in water until
each contains a solid mass of iee. The
barrels are then put away in his cellar
and entirely covered with sawduut. As
ioe is required. a barrel y tapped.
CAMS COITJITY El.PCBLICAI COS-
Ma. Editor : Yesterday the delega
of the wisdom and
well-tried principles of the Republican
party of Cass county assembled at Weep
ing Water (as many of your readers are
aware) to nominate three representative
men to serve as the exponents of the
wants and needs of the whole people of
this county and the State of Nebraska,
in the formation of a new Constitution.
After a delightful ride of twenty miles,
pat numerous fine and substantial dwel
lings that adorn the rich farms lying on
either side cf the road, (except where
the virgin prairie yet lies smiling green
beneath a sky as lovely and serene as It
aly can boast), we arrivtd at the roman
tic town of Weeping Water. This vil
luge is pleasantly situated near Weeping
Water Falls, which laugh a sweetly,
though not so loudly, as the more famous
Minnehaha. The enterprising citizens
of this thriving town seem so well satis
fied with their location, that they are
building substantial and durable struct
ures of solid limestone, an article which
is stored away in the hills surrounding
the town iu kuflicicnt quantity to build a
lame city. After securing comfortable
quarters for our best friend (on this trip)
and ourself, at the torvrpitable and
hospitable mansion of Mrs. Detwiler,
we proceed to see and be seen. We had
nt been seeing very long, before we saw
our friends Capt. Hoover, of Louisville,
John F. Buck. Eq., of Mount Pleasant,
and other distinguished gentlemen re
presenting the southern, middle, and
western portion of our county; and by
means of a candid interchange of opinion
all around, we soon arrived at the gene
ral preference. There seemed to be a
cordial feeling of deference to the pre
ference of each large portion of the
county by every other portion, which was
very pleasant to see.
The Convention was called to order by
Capt. Isaac Wiles, who nominated John
F. Buck, Esq., for chairman. Capt.
Bennett was then elected secretary.
A committee on credentials was then
appointed, and reported the names of
53 delegates duly elected. Salt Creek,
and one or two more of the smaller pre
cincts, did not send any delegates. Some
gentleman present was empowered by
the committee to cast the vote of his
precinct, which vote made up the aggre
gate of 57 votes, all of which was re
presented, either by person or by proxy.
As soon as the convention was fully or
ganized, and before proceeding to an in
formal ballot, the convention was in
formed that a committee from the Dem
ocratic convention (then also assembled
at Weeping Water), wished to appear
before the Republican convention and
make a statement.
On motion, which was carried without
a dissenting voice, the committee was
admitted, when J. C. Fox, Esq , of
Plattsuiouth, appeared at the head of
the committee ; and in a few very ap
propriate and pertinent remarks, inform
ed our convention that the democratic
convention de.-ired the appointment of a
committee of Republicans to confer with
Messrs. lox fc Co. with a view to the
formation of a union tieket. Mr. Fox
then thanked the convention, and the
committee retired. A motion to ap
point a committee of reference was then
put, but received a very emphatic nega
The convention then proceeded to an
" i t vi . i .
lniormai janot, tne result ot which in
dicates that lion. Samuel Maxwell and
Dr. Kenaston were undoubtedly the
choice of the convention. Theie were
so many comj-lituentary and scattering
votes that it was not quite apparent who
w;is to bo the third man ; but the sul-se-
quent rormai pauot showed that a Jarge
. 11 it. i.i
majority of the delegates had made up
their minds thatS. M. Kirkpatrick, Esq
was the man. Before the formal ballot
was taken, some gentleman moved that
S. Maxwell and J. A. Kenaston should
be declared the nominees of the conven
tion by acclamation ; but this proceedin
was objected to by others as setting
bad precedent, and the motion was then
disposed of by a majority of nays.
Just at this time a slight ripple occur
red on the hitherto quiet and placid sur
face of the proceedings, by an offered
amendment to a motion, which amend
ment was not accepted by the mover of
the motion, nor was the motion to amend
seconded. Discretion was seen to
be the better part of valor, and the
original motion was carried and all wcut
"merry as a marriage bell."
All th ings considered, this convention
was a creat success. It has develoned
the fact that the Republicans of Cass
ounty are men of sterling principle and
aware of the fact that in union only
there is strength. They have nominated
three gentlemen eminently fit to repre
sent every interest and locality in the
county.' First on the ticket (by a vote
of 53 out of 57 the whole number cast)
a lawyer of eminent legal ability, and
likewise a farmer second, perhaps, to
none in the State; secondly a distinguish-
eu agriculturist iroin the southern por
tion of the county, who will ably and fit
ly represent all the interests of his con
stituents; and thirdly, a man of science,
who is said by those who know him to
be an excellent physician and a very
good preacher ; and withal, sound on
law in tact, a LL. 1). though without
the title. Now if all that will not satis
fy the whole people of Cass county, 1
don't kuow what will.
I predict, Mr. Editor, that those ihrej
candidates, which we nominated yester
day, wdl, ably and fitly, represent us in
the Constitutional Conveniion.
The following letter was written by
Prof. J. D. Butler for an English paper
for which he is a special correspondent.
Plattsmoutii, Neb. April 13, '71.
"No pent up Utica contracts our powers
But the whole boundless continent .is ours.'
"Thank God lor America; it is wide
enough for our Holy experiment," said
the Puritans, whom James I. had hur
ried out f England, and for whom
there was no room in Holland. So when
Roger Williams was persecuted in Mas
sachusetts, he said, "Thank God Ameri
ca is wide ; we can swarm into the wil
derness and be as free a was John, the
first Baptist." So he founded Rhode
What America was in the beginning
it is now, and ever has been afield with
eibow room fur every variety of experi
ment. Enthusiats representing every phase
of flaps-Atlantic opinion have here had
free course in reducing their theories to
practice. Instances are the English at
Ceresco, Wi.-coiisin, the Scotch Owen
ices in Indiaua, French Icarians in
Iowa, German Coininunionists in Ohio
and Minnesota, ai.d the Quaker State
But no class of Europeans rejoice
more in America as affording elbow room
than tillers ot the earth. Tenants on
one side of the Atlantic become land
lords on the other. To purchase in the
new world costs less than to rent in the
old. Indeed, the immigrant, no matter
where he comes lrom, on the same day
that he declares his intention to become
an American citizen can settle on 100
acres, for which, a the home of himself
and his heirs forever, fie is charged only
three pounds sterling. To all comers
the Yankee song proclaims:
'"L'ncle Sam U rich enough to buy you all a
One used to rove over our boundless
continent is never surprised that Euro
peans are so conservative, lie remem
bers that they have na elbow room for
experiment. He perceives that Victo
ria cannot turn ever in her bed without
disturting the slumbers of half a dozen,
neighboring potentates. Every man on
the Mississippi shares in the feeling
which one ankce say to Thackerary
say that when aa American first landed
in England he was shy of going out after
niehtlall, fearful lest in the dark he
should unawares tcp off from the tight
ittle isle into the sea.
The newer a State the more untram-
meled is elbow room. Witness Ne-
iraska, the youngest State in the Union.
You go there expecting to find it behind
the times, but you find it before them.
Every whim of inventive man is there
known and tested. All things are proved
and that which is good is held fust-
o valuable novelty is thwarted by vest
ed rights no better thing is kept out by
a good thing already in possession. A
good illustration is afforded by the mat
ter of fencing fields.
1 lie Illinois Agricultural lieport lor
lSG4says: "The fences of the United
States have cost more than the houses ;
(cities included) : more than the fchips,
boats, and vessels of every description
which sail the ocean, lakes, and rivers ;
more than any one class ot property
aside from real estate, except, it may be,
the railroads ot our country.
But Illinois is a fctate htiy-two years
old, aud so she goes on fencing just as
before, except in half a dozen radical
counties. (Jii the other hand .Nebraska,
which is just four years old at once
learned ami practiced the lesson suggest
ed by the Illinois report. It has enact
ed a herd law, which renders fences su
perfluous, or rather which obliges men
to fence cattle in, not out ; to fence stock
with dogs and boys by day, and to Ibid
them by niht. Strange that a State
still in swaddling clothes should be the
first discoverer practically of the true use
To fence prairie lands in the outset
costs mort; than to buy them. To be
freed from inch an im-ubus makes the
Nchrakian pioneer :is excellent as Bun
yan's pilgrim when the burdon-onie
pack fell irom his shoulders and rolled
away. Yet thi is only a single speci
men of many time-honored usages, which
a-e uprooted when there is elbow room
for new experiment".
ouid you p;od on lorever as you
have done r Keep away from Nebraska
Would you make the most of yourself?
Ho for Nebraska ! Within a few years
seven thousand homesteaders five hun
dred of them women as well as ten
thousand pre-etupiors have hurried
thither and each obtained a farm. More
than a thousand settlers have bought
land since April 1S0 ot the li. & M
railroad, ou ten years credit ; lands which
pay for theinse ves bv their pioducts
Since no payment on the principal is due
lor two years. ell may the husband
man thank God for elbow room !
The old granny HenuMican still con
tinues to hi. el and slaudor Don Carlos
Bueli who saved the country from entire
destruction by rescuing the drunken
Grant at Pittsburgh Landing. It has
on one or two occasions published letters
from a Serjeant, who was lying in the
ho-pit;i! attached to Grant's army at that
time, ly a lotil disease contracted not in
.11. .If Tf
t ue rattle iront. it any reliance can be
put on such statements we can bring that
tt an nffuer who resides in this city, am
who served his country for over four
years receiving severe wounds at diffe;
ent tunes. He says that he was at the
battle of Pittsburg Landimr, and that
had it not been lor General Buell, Grant
would have been totally annihilated and
compelled to surrender to the victors.
This gent emnn who makes thN assertion
is a strong and leading Republican, but
has some principles of iustice. His
statement is undoubtedly as good as that
ot the sergeant s, wbo also suffered, but
not where the bullets flew. liulo Rea-
Sergeant Ferree has never Intimated
in any of his letters to the Omaha Jlc-
puhlican that Buell did not do good service
at Pittsburgh Landing. The Register h
misled by the Omaha Herald in regard
to the matter. Sergeant Ferret's letters
are strictly in regard to Buell's campaign
in Kentucky, against Bragg. Thi is
only an instance in thousands where the
Omaha Herald has misled the press and
the people of Nebraska in more things
than one. We hope the Register will
read carefully the Sergeant's letters in
the Omaha Republican, and do him
justice by not foully slandering the fair
record of a soldier who fought bravely
in a score of battles.
"Extreme stinginess" is said to be
ground for divorce in Germany. In this
country the rule is the other way. It is
most generally "extreme extravagance"
that disrupts counubial relations. The
'Vtingy" plea is rarely heard of in our
THURSDAY, MAY 4,
Creelejr on KiaUintf.
A Connecticut manufacturer, desiring
to stock his pond with black bass, wrote
to Horace Greeley to inquire the way to
hatch them. The philosopher replied,
"By all means, set the eggs under a
Southern hen- But if you want bass
for eating, the best plan is to set out an
orchard of bass-wood trees and pluck
the fruit as it matures."
A medical practitioner gives a hint in
regard to this disease which it will be
well to remember. He says that those
who are predisposed to It need not give
up the ship, but for all of it may expect
to live a good old age, if they will avoid
violent exercise, stimulating food and
drink, excitement, worry, eating so much
as to get fat, and thinking about their
heart. This is not the only secret con
tained in his excellent advice, which is
the mainspring of enjoying life as well
as prolonging it. If we would live in
the sunshine, we must keep the clouds
of despondency and unusual excitement
away from our soul atmo-phere.
An Eloquent Extract.
feneration alter generation says a
fine writer, "have felt as we now feel,
and their lives were as active as our own.
Thy passed like vapor whi'e nature wore
the same aspect ef beauty as when her
Creator commanded her to be. The
heavens shall be as bright over ' our
jraves as they now are around our paths.
The world will have the same attractions
for our offspring yet unborn as she had
once for our children. Yet a little while
all will have happened. The throbbing
heart will be stilled, and all will bo at
rest. Our funeral will wind it" way :
and prayers will be said, and then we
shall be left aloue in silence and in dark
ness for the worms. And, it may be,
for a short time we shall be spoken of,
but the things of life will creep iu. and
our names will soon bo forgotten. lays
will continue to move on, and laughter
and songs will be heard in the room in
winch we died; and the eyes, that
mourned for us will be dried, and glisten
again with joy ; and even our children
will cease to think ot us, and will not re
member to lisp our names."
The Dubuque Times says that "the
greatest incubus on a county that we
kuow of, is five hundred men who run
in debt for their county paper at $2 pei
annum till they owe a thousand dollars,
that the editor needs to make his paper
better, and at the cod of the year dis
continue it because ho don't make a bet
Nauvoo, 111., the ancient capital of
Mormondum, is in a fair way to achieve
a prosperity which will far exceed the
greatness given it by the reign of Jo.
Smith. The little city is now the center
of a laree grape-growing region. Last
year 00,000 gallons of wine were sold
from the town, and there are now 70,000
gallons in store. The town has 3.000
It was a very hard shall Batist, of
Tennessee, who suggested, when he
heard of the reformation of an ungodlp
neighbor, that no ordinary baptism
woiJd do for that man the only sure
way would be to tie a grindstone to his
feet and "anchor him over night to the
middle of the river,"
A Boston lady, "who has been there "
savs. that in view ot the awkwardness
with which men aid a lady in rising from
the sidewalk, she would much rather re
main in that position than have such as
sistance. The gallants must not be so
cingerly, but take hold with both arms,
lif t ncarty and firmly, and not disengage
themselves too soon.
A respected citizen of Nashville de
parted this life and his obituary remark
ed : "He was a most exemplary citizen
and Christian. He had been four time
married," which certainly is exemplary
citizenship "and died in perfect resig
nation" as quite proper to do under the
John Knox, the renowned Scotch re
former, was always wont to sit at the
head of the table with hi back to the
window. On one particular evening,
without, however, being able to account
for it, he would neither himself sit in the
chair nor permit any one else fo occupy
his place. That very night a bullet wa
shot in at the window purposely to kill
him; it grazed the chair in which he sat,
and made a hole iu the foot of a candle
stick on the table. -
An inquiring widow, who appeal d to
her departed husband to advise her
whether she had better make a ruiehase
she was contetn plating, (or, at least is
said to have appealed.) has been an
swered, the "communication' being
published in the lianner of Light and
being in effect as follows: "My answer
is, do as you please, because I know you
will any way. I don't furcet people's
dispositions, oven if I have been through
death. So, Nancy, do just as you please.
If you want to buy, bu3r ; and if you
get in trouble by it, get out of it. You
arc smart enough."
A tall clergyman occupying a low pul
pit in Lewist on, Maine, found it neces
sary to place the loose leaves of his ser
mon on a pile of hj mn books, and by a
luckless gesture, sent the whole flying to
the floor. He glanced a moment dis
mayed at the widely scattered leaves,
then turned to the congregation and said :
"I trust, my friends, this may be an em
blem that the good seed may be sown as
thee sheets have been sown," and, not
troubling the manuscript further, con
tinued his sermon extemporaneously, to
It is no maik of a gentleman to swear.
The most wortlhess and vile, the refuse
of mankind, the drunkard and the pros
titute swear, as well as the best dressed
and educated gentlemen. No particular
endowments are required to give a finish
to the art of cursing. The basest and
meanest of mankind swear with as much
tact and skill as the most refined; and
he that wishes to deerade himself to the
lowest level of pollution and shame,
learns to become a comuion swearer.
Any man has talents enough to curse
God, and imprecate perdition on himself
and fellow men. Profane swearing
never did any good. No man is the
richer, or thfc wiser, or happier for it.
it helps no one s education or manners.
It commends no one to any society. It
is disgusting to the refined, abominable
to the good ; degrading t9 the mind ;
unprofitable, needless and injurious to
society ; and wantonly to profane His
name, to call His vengeance, is perhaps
f all offences the most awful in the
sight of God.
muffs are among the
I'nlou Colony of .Nebraska.
Alma Crrr, Neb., April 15, 1871.
The object of this organization is to
settle upon the rich Government lauds
in the Republican Valley.
Alma City is situated on a beautiful
plateau, on the north bank of the Re
publican rivtr, near the centre of the
twenty-four mile square of the South
east coi ner of what is now Lincoln coun
ty, which is to be the county seat of a
new county. It is so organized that the
sale of the town lots will accrue to the
benefit of the city, to the end that each
member may secure for himself and his
children a home, engage in tho various
industries, and at once enjoy schools and
churches. We intend by all honorable
means to keep out town site speculations.
The nucleus of the settlement is already
Alma City is about forty miles from
the Union Pacific Railroad, and on the
projected line of the St. Joseph, Atchi
son Denver Railroad, at about the
point where the extension of the Bur
lington and Missouri River Road passing
through the Capital of the State and
going to Denver will intersect the Atch
ison and Denver Uoad, thus enabling
each one to enjoy to the fullest extent the
liberal provisions of the Homestead and
Pre-emption laws, and also to purchase
rood, cheap lands ot the railroad com
panies on very favorable terms, and be
up to the spirit of the a.ue in which we
'1 his location h-.s been selected by the
Union Colony of Nebraska, after send-
inii agents throughout Kansas, Colorado,
and other portions of Nebraska, and is
believed to possess more natural ad van
taes than can be procured elsewhere.
It contaius a large extent of good land,
from which but few selections have yet
been made. It is well watered bv the
Republican River and its many tribu
taries putting in on each side.
It contains much more timber than can
be found upon the same extent within
the interior of the State. Good build
ing stone is plenty, coal is known to ex
ist, but is not yet well defined. There
is an unlimited extent of good summer
and winter grazing, a natural home for
sheep aud cattle, and the chosen home
of the buffalo.
A new county organization will be im
mediately effected by the citizens, and
all of the public enterprises carried on
Alma City will be the fzeneral re.idez
vous, and shelter will be furnished bv
the organization for families at Alma
until it can be procured or erected by
Any further information can be ob
tained by addressing
Thomas D Murrix, Secretary,
Alma City, via Kearney City Nebraska.
It would be a curious problem for a
woman to find out, from the average ex
pression of mankind, what really is re
quired of her. The riddle of the Sphinx
would fall into insignificance beside it.
At present she wanders in hopeless dark
ness. She has been led through so
many labyrinthian mazes that she has
lost all clue to the truth. Man adores
helplessness and says it ruins him. He
talks about economy and raves over
spendthrifts, lie decries frivolity and
runs away from brains. He r. ines after
his grandmother, who could make pies,
and fills in love with white hands that
can't He moana over weakness and
ridicules strength. He condemns fash
ion theoretically, and the lack of it
practically. He longs for sensible wo
men an ; passes them ny on the other
side. He worships saints and sends
them to convent". He despises pink
and white women and marries them if
he can. He abuses silks and laces and
takes them into his heart. He glorifies
spirit and independence, and gives a
cruel thru-t at the little vines that wants
to be oak3. In short, he refuses to be
pleased with anything unless it is him
self; then indites sonnets to "divine
women," calls her a general angel, tit
only for an enchanted paradise, and cre
ated for the express purpose of waiting
up n him, soothing his sorrows, sewing
on his buttons crowning his happiness,
fitting him for heaven, and niakimr him
universally miserable. What would the
critical lords like? Solve the problem
who can. Ciicago Tribune.
It is found that crystals of artificial
iee are essentially different from those
of natural ice, tho former being more
tolid, while the latter, from its tendency
to split into flakes, and thus expose a
larger surface to the atmosphere, is far
less durable, rish buyers, therefore,
estimate that 30 per cent, less of the ar
tificial than of natural ice suffices to pre
serve an equal quantity ot h.-h in an
equally good condition during a journey
In New Orleans, where artificial ice has
been used extensively for several years,
it has been found that it will remain for
a much longer time unmslted in an ice
pitcher than ice formed in the natural
Those of our readers residing in the
country will find it to their advantage to
look over the columns of our paper be
fore starting to town to do their trading.
ly this means they will readily ascertain
where the best and cheapest goods can
bo found. Good business men, who
have first class goods for sale, always ad
vertise liberally. This is true of this
town, ami their advertisements can be
found in our columns.
There are twenty-three building Asso
ciations in Cincinnati. They are just now
in a state of ferment because notiGed by
the Auditor that they must list their
property for taxation. The Auditor
says the Associations arc subject to taxa
tion the same as the brnks, and as they
very frequently loan money at a usuri
ous rate of interest that all their credits
are subject to taxation, and there is no
escaping it- A similar case Irom another
county has been taken up to the State
Auditor and sustained by him.
A new Territory to be called Chippe
wa, is proposed to be laid off from the
present Territory of 1'akota. It will
comprise that portion of Dakota lying
between its northern boundary the 40th
fiarallel of latitude and the 40th paral
el, being bounded on the cast by the
State of Minnesota, and on the west by
Montana Territory. A bill is now be
fore the House of Representatives pro
viding for the organization and govern
ment of this new Territory.
The new trowel bayonets being manu
factured at the Springfield armory, are
shaped almost exactly like a sharp poin
ted trowel, and the dimensions abeutthe
same, or much like the spear heads of
the South Sea Island warriors. Their
design is not so mueh for charges as an
efficient instrument for a skirmish line,
ana being furnished with nnger p-eces
who they are joined to the guns, they
can be used either to lop boughs or dig
holes Tot nicket defence-.
Natc a Little.
Every man who is obliced to work for
his living should make it a point to lay
ud a little money lor the rainy uay,
which we are alilialileto encounter when
least expected. The best way to do this
is to open account with a savings bank.
Accumulated money is always sate ; it is
always ready tor use when needed.
Scrape together five dollars, make your
deposit, receive your bank book, and
then resolve to deposit a given sum,
small though it be, once a week, accord
ing to circumstances. iNooody know
without trvniff it. how easy a thing it is
to save money when an account with the
bank has been opened. V lth an ac
count a man feels a desire to enlarge his
denosit. It eives him lessons in frugali-
ty and economy, weans hmi from his
4 c - i
habits of extravagance, and is the very
best guard in the world against intem
perance, dissipation and vice.
No home. What a misfortune ! How
sad the thought ! There are thousands
who know nothing of the blessed influ
ences of comfortable homes, merely be
cause of a want of thrift, or from dissi
pated habits. Youth spent in f rivolous
amusements and demoralizing associa
tions, leaving them at middle age, when
the physical and intellectual man should
be in its greatest vigor, enervated and
without any laudible ambitioD. Friends I
long siuce lost, confidence cone, and
nothing to look to iu old age but a mere
to eratlon in the community where the
should be ornaments. No home to fly
to when wearied with the struggles incy
dent to life ; no wife to cheer them l-
their despondency : no children to amuse
them, and no virtuons household to give
rest to the joys of life. All is blank and
there is no hope or succor except that
which is given out by the hands of pri
vate or public charities. When the
family of the industrious and sober citi
zen gather around the cheerful fire of a
wintry day, the homeless man is seetiti"
a shelter in the cells of a statjonhouse,
or begging for a nights rest in the out
building of one who started in life at the
same time, with no greater advantages ;
but honesty and industry build up that
home, while dissipation destroyed the
Intrinsic Purity of Iee.
Besides the fact that ice is lighter than
water, there is another curious thin:
about it which many persons do not
know, nerhans namely, its purity. A
lump of ice melted will become pure dis
tilled water. Water in freezing turns
out of it all that is not water salt, air,
coloring matters, and all impurities.
Frozen sea-water makes fresh-water ice.
If vou freef e a bain of indigo water it
will make ice as clear and as white as
that made of Rure rain water. When
the cold is very sudden, these foreign
matters have no time to escape, either by
rising or sinking, and are thus entangled
with the ice, but do not make any part
Secure n Home.
A man with a family should own at
h ast the house in which he dwells, if it
be in his power to make such an acqui
sition. When a working man owns his
home he feels stronger, more confident,
more cheerful and much happier, in the
midst of all wordly trials, than he would
or could feel if he were without so sub
stantial an anchorage, so to Fpeak. for
his purposes, alms, resolutions, allections
and aspirations. Honda bearing gold in
terest, and well secured, are all very
well in their way. But a home is the
most assuring bond for the head of a
family, and the love, and hope, and trust,
ot which it will become the center, will,
under the blessing of heaven, yield
golden fruit through all his future years
on earth. As the poet well said, "There
is co place like homo."
"Beware of the Vit5ler."
"There was a Dutch woman whose
husband. Dietrich Von l'onk, kicked the
bucket and left her inconsolable. Folks
said grief would kill that widow. She
had a figure of wood carved that looked
very much like her late husband in order
to be constantly remindsd of the dear
departed. In about half a year she be
came interested in a young shoemaker
who finally married her. He had visited
the family not more than a fortnight,
when the servant told her that they
were out of kindling wood, and asked
what should bo done. After a pause,
the widow replied in a very nuiet way
'Maybe, it ish well enough now to sphlit
up old on 1 onk vat ish up sthair.
The Cardiff family increases. A citi
zen of Davison Mich. .tin removing the
remains of dead members of his family
to a new lot, recently found the body ot
his father completely petrified from the
neck to below the hips, presenting the
appearance of a perfectly sculptured gray
stone statue, and retaining the same
sharn ring of stone when touched with
the shovel. The head and lower limbs
had undergone the usual changes, but
the arms and hands, which were folded
on his breast, still retained their wonted
position and form, and were also of stone.
If a new race some centuries hence,
should exliume such a remnant, imagine
the sensation !
Jeremy Taylor's picture of a good
wife reads thus: "A good wife is Heav
en's last, best gift to man his angel and
minister of graces innumerable, his gem
of many virtues, his casket of jewels.
Her voice is sweet music, her smiles his
brightest day. her kiss the guardian of
his innocence, her arms the pale of his
safety, thft balm ef his health, the bal
sam of his life ; her industry his surest
wealth, her economy his safest steward,
her lips his faithful counsellor?, her bo
som the softest pillow of his care, and
her prayers the ablet advocate of Heav
en's blessing on his head."
A very curious mode nf trying the title
to land is practiced in Ilindoostan. Two
holes are dug n th disputed spot, in
each of which the plaintiff's and defend
ant's lawyer put one of their legs, and
remain there until one of them is tired,
in which case his client is defeated- In
this country it is the client and not the
lawyer, who puts his foot in it.
At Binghampton a favorite mode of
winning "the drinks" is for a sharper to
bet with a yokel that he can stand an
esrg on end "right out on the floor," and
the yokel can't break it with a half-
bushel measure. The bet is taken, and
the fiend in human shape puts the egg
precisely in the corner, and if you wish
to know how it is yourself you would do
well to try the experiment.
An old ladv. fdi!rhtly blind, while en
gaged in a futile attempt to sew buttons
on yeung Augustus' new jacket, remark
ed : "Drat these buttons! I can't find
the holes, and they snlit to pieces every
time I 6tick the needle into 'em." To
which young Augustus replied : "Now
look ere granny ! you jut let my pep
permint drops alone. You've
mor n halt ot era already.
OfF.cc corner Min a.
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Ar- 8.40 " Wavorlv Ar. ' '
Ar. ..ix) " Ncwloi. Ar. "
Ar. 9.30 Lincoln 1. -
The time eivrn above is t li.it
ins 33 minutes f-lowcr than ("hi-
B. & M. it. r.
H'aoK effeot Sunday Sov.
Pacific Expre-s.. except Mond.iy
Mini t.TMIt Ml.n'lA
Fri'iirht No. o except suinlny
Freight No. except t'un.luy
Atlantic Ecprw cxeppt s-r.tcr-ln
Mnil exl'opt Suiuiht
FripK. N. i except Snn lay
1 he nliOYe r :niciiito tune, ijviri
laster than Plattsuiouth timi:.
C. B. k ST. JOE.
Iat pacific jckction
OOIN1 NOKTJ1. (
Mail nnrl Expreiw 5:."V' p. m.
Nitrht Express S;.i :i. in-
This crives pasonKcrs from I'lnf-
connection going Sout li or Noi il. t-
on the 5:15 p. in. train.
OMAIIA & SOUTIIWiM! T.ilN
Omaha Junction.... '
Jja Platta J
Passengers nnd frei-ht Ie tr.'i-'
Ceder ffland nnd eonnei'ti' li mn'o
Junction with the iiu.ri.it : ti.nj ,
from PlalNmnut h tn Lm-f-i i ;. t .1 - . 1
It. K. in Nelrakti. and tl'- . .: t
enft from Lincoln to 1 T 11 1 -" 1 n . "':
lr;un will leave ami ar. o :tt . "
the Company at the foot' f t .l..ti" .':.
further notice ticket wil! l-e -Id i n
and rates ot' freight, can be 1 :in.'- ! '
olthe company. J. li. '!'!
tuml r.iiif-r- -r ' i
ARRIVAL AND IEPA r.'IT I'.F.
C. T5. A- St. Joe R. R. So.i: " ;
C. P.. A- .-:t..Joo R. It. Xr.
B. Ar M. H. K. Ent.
H. Ar M. It. II. Weft.
t Nid.raska. City, I.v Sti- ..
t Dniinrt . TbiiI,i: -. 1 '.
OUiee hours, fror.i :i :.
1 r 1
Sundays, 12 30 to I ' "
.1 . v. .
Y. M. c. A. II .
3 o'clock; Prny :
in at i o clock : i
from 8 a. in. to It) i
First Prvsbyi im
est of Pixth !
very SaUmlh ;t 11 ...
th School t V:-. ii :
ndent. Prnycr i
evening at O-.'.jt) o'ct"
street, couth of .V" . r.
Pervicen every Sabon'.'
Prayer meeting ever i
TcctinK every Jlnm!:i t ev..-
ly after eloe of Sn' r.!i i
Sabbath School at 2:".')
CoXOItFOATIONA!. ('.' !.. I
Greets Kcv. r. Alley. S-i i
st lii:3n a. in. ani i p. in.
SO p. in. Prayer uicttin.
Episcopal Corner Vine
P.ev. H. St. tJeorue Young. .-'.Trial
tint 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. i:i. M'
at 3 p. in.
Christian Service" in ('";rt I'.
and T. J.
Haptist Prciicb'np at ' " ""
every Sabbath ntll o'clocl: !;
I.eod. I raver meeting "V( v i r
at the ro.idi nee of the Pa.-'i r. ;
turned lately after luorninir -ervi-
Catholic North pMnnf P'l'di
Father Hayes. First Ma-. cv. r
R. in., eecon'l .las? nn'l s ri" -n
Vesper and Uencdictinn ..' ":'
at 8 a. in. every week day.
I.O. O. F. Bcpular m. '
So. 7. I. O. . F. every 11: r i
Odd Fellows Hall. Trai l'. ' ra
dially invited to visit.
II. J. 1 i. '
J.W. Jotisson. Sec.
I.O. O. F. Piatt fpH'iit h I
r.eeiil;ir Convocation tt " '. '
of e-h month af H id K'-ll""
Main HU. transient I atn.
feAM. 31. v H A I' M A N . hCi :.
Knights of rYTm a s-
5. Regular meet tit; 'e. i i
Visiting'jrotUcrs nlwuv ;!;
vt . i.
Tt. 1 ! i . ! -' '
v. v. li; (
Msosic Pi attsm
A A.M. Reitiilarii'e
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first and third Monda
Transient brtthern ii v;t
F. E. r.CFFSKB. Sir.
Macot Lopok No. :
meetings at M.iS'.nic i
L yi. Woir. .See.
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ninu", on or if
All Muster V
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ORGANS.' M V. LO D F.
laraAgent le the !. .'?..-. .' :
made. Persons wishii. : f I'..
Metropolitan or Profit '.: ' -,
can purt-ha-o t:iroush my A,eNcy
terms at they can vz tlu :.- -themdtlves.
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