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THURSDAY, JUNE 15. i7I.
The d.iver of a huckster wagon gave
his out (it a free hath iu the "old mud
dy" at Omaha yeptcrJa-, by driving too
icar the crumbling bank.
We were shown a fine specimen of
"at? tn-tfay, sail to be cf the Norway
v.Triet'. The owner should sive some
of them fur the County Fair this full.
Our friend G. F. Gyger is net particu
lar whether school keeps or not he is
the lai of twin?, and he does not care
who knows it.
The rip rap work along the liver front
of the city stood the tost, of the high
water without a prcceptible weakness.
The river has been railing fcinee jeter
day. It was higher Saturday than it
lias been before for three 3-ears, but not
so high by several feet as it was in 1S67.
O. F. Johnson's Soda Fountain is
about the cooiest thing to be found this
hot weather. Try a glass Df that pleas
ant beverage and you will not do without
The City Council of Bellevm have
made an appropriation for clearing off
pie-nie grounds in that vicinity, for the
use of their own people and for those
from Omaha and Plattsniouth.
Wc understand that Messrs Haywood
Sc Bull, of Elmwood precinct, are open
ing a large farm, and preparing to "live
at home" in the course of a few years.
The scholars of the Presbyterian
Sabbath School are to have a pic r.ic on
Thursday of this week.
The consolidated Tribune and Repub
lican made its appearance yesterday
morning, differing but little from what
might be expected from a consolidation
cf two first class newspapers.
Mr. Jesse Young, of Weeping Watir,
called at the IIeuald office to-day, and
informs us that crops in his locality never
looked" better during his long residence
in the State. We hear tho same glad
tidings from almost every quarter.
J. C. Stockton, Kjr, editor and pro
prietor of the Ashland Times, passed
through the city this morning on his
w.iy to Uhicsco to malce arrangements
i'jr some new material for hi.s paper.
Mr- John Tnheldcr has laid out a
town on his farm, on the line of the B.
Sc 31. road, near the Cedar Creek cross
ing. They have a side track, and are
arrangements for ship
ping a (j iantity of grain, stock, etc.
The enterprising landlord of the Platte
Valley House is issuing a large number
of cards for his house with a table of
distances on the back, t-howing the dis
tance from Piattsmoulh to the principal
cities of the United State, and to towns
on the B. & M.
The storm last Thursday evening was
the heaviest of the season, and we hear
of damage done in almost every neigh
borhood in the county. In Louisville,
precinct, Eight Mile, and other locali
ties, the fences were washed away and
much damage done to crops.
The people of Saline county heid an
election last Saturday for location cf the
county seat, and Pleasant Hill is said to
have received a majority of about 400.
An injunction against removing the ar
chives and records is talked of on the
ground that the call for the election was
Nebraska State Fair will be held at
Brownville, Sept. 26th, :27th, 2Sth and
2Sth, 1S71. Liberal Premiums offered.
Open to the World. For particulars
address the President at Brownville or
the Secretary at Plattsuiouth. All
papers in the State friendly to the So
ciety, wiM please copy. d&wtf
A car load of machinery and lumber
went west to Cedar creek to-day for Mr.
C. Schluntz, who proposes to immedi
ately ere -t a good flouring mill at that
place. He has a saw mill already run
ning, and will soon be prepared to make
as good an article of Hour as' can be had
in the State.
At this season of the year when you
arc apt to get bilions, or have a sour
stomach, with bad taste in the mouth,
suid a general feeling of lassitude, most
people think it. necvasary to take pills,
stomach bitters, or "ye extract of sod
corn," or some other nauseous dose.
Now we have discovered a much pleas
niter, cheaper, and more efficacious re--jody.
Whenever we feel the above
symptoms we step over to Buttery's
Drugstore and take a glass or two of
their Soda, which never fails to set one
all right. Don't take our word, but go
and try it for j-ourselvcs.
A drove of between one and two hun-
treJ head of young cows passed through
the chy last Satsrday, being taken onto
i he w stern prairies. This is the way to
isike money, certain and easy.
Heisel fired his first brick kiln last
The people of the western and middle
b lunders county desire- a change in the
unty seat location, and have appointed
.'ommittee to determine what location
t '..v will favor. The committee has rc
; rted in favor of sec- 3, town- 4; range
V. near the old Wahoo town site.
The meeting of Directors of the V.
7 B. B. take place at Omaha in a short
i an J a correspondent of the Tribune
'Jit-nn urges the city council to
; something to gain or retain the good
i ! &f the company, as it is expected
; will decide the transfer business at
Vc are glad to hear that Professor
Ademand will continue h:s school dur
: the whole summer; but to do so
i:l. comf rt to his pupils, he intends
; ;ng sv
'. ssor .". -i
-vis aie : -
'rll SUJ. ;-"
i very early every morning
t noon. No doubt the
bow injurious long va-p-:pik
dioock has our thanks for
1 imblii; docaments.
iu cr rrATisKciTH
Beg leuva to return their c:oft sincere
thanks to Mr. W. J. Ilcrser, for his
kindness in giving them the free use of
his beautiful gardens and Green Iluuset
for their pic-nie.
G. IIoeb3, Secretary.
Those in need of Cottonwood lumber
c an be accommodated by sending orders
to Win. Edgerton, who is now prepared
to manufacture and all kinds of ootton
v. J lumber. Bead his advertisement.
A. C. Mayfield, Esq., informs us that
tho Eight Mile Grove Sunday School
contemplate a grand pic nic excursion
over the B. Sc M. in Neb. on the Fourth
of July probably to Lincoln or to Ash
land. F.V. KIIF.n."WAV
Has written a letter to the New York
Herald which settles the question in re
gard to his being a candidate of ni.y
party fur President. lie says most em
phatically, that he would decline the
nomination, J if unaTiimoa-ly elected
would refuse to -"serve.
ilXH ti. UtIBK.
I. Bacm, Eq.,.thc bridge man of the
B. A M. in Nebrask, commenced work
on the Baiirosd Bridge across the Blue
River last Friday, and Mill have it com
pleted ready for the track-lai-ers to
morrow. The bridge is 500 feet in
lengh. Baum can beat any other bridge
builder in the Wct.
iionru i itckai. society.
The exhibition and meeting of the
Nebraska Horticultural Society takes
place in Omaha on Thursday, the loth
inst., and it is expected to be one of the
most interesting meetings ever held in
the State. There will be a fine eollec
tion of flowers and plants from different
parts of the State, also a large attend
ance of people. Arrangements have
been made wi.h the O. Sc S. W. B. It.
by which parties from this city who at
tend the mcetimr can return freo of
pi,atthoi:th Tt:R5IEB society
At a meeting of the members of this
society, he'd at Guthman Sc Huberty's
Hall, Wednesday evening, June 7th,
the following officers were elected for the
ensuing semi-annual term :
1 'reside n t Paul Braitsch.
Vice President B. Hemple.
Secretary C. Sc-blueter.
Cor. Secretaty F. D. Lehnhoff.
Treasurer II. Newman.
1 st Turnvart L. Baer.
21 Turnwart N. Paney.
Zeugwart F. Niinmn.
TO EVERY SOLDIER AND HAII.OR
OF TI6E UXIOM FOItt I S in
CANS COriTV, SE
BKASKA. The undersigned Committee for this
County earnestly request Federal Sol
diers and Sailors in Cass county to cor
respond with Wm. Woodruff, Platts
mouth, Neb., Secretary of the Execu
tive Committee, and inform hiui how
many in lividuuls in his immediate neigh
borhood can be relied on to attend the
Soldiers and Sailors Bourdon at Omaha
on the 4th of July next. It is import
ant that the full name Company and
Begt. or organization to which ecch in
dividual belonged, be stated. Beduced
rates v.ili be secured on railroads, of
which timely notice will be given.
The Committee urge their comrades to
turn out and help swell the loyal gather
ing at Omaha. Preparations on an ex
tensive scale are being made at Omaha
tor tins occasion.
J. W. John-ox,
B. B. Livingston,
Wm. Woodiu ek, Sec.
It INF. HAM..
The "Antelope" and "Cayote" lias
Ball Club3 of this city, played a match
game Saturday afternoon, June 10th,
187 1, on the grounds of the Antelope
Club, near Heisel Mills. Tioie of game
2 hours 15 minutes, commencing at 4
p. m., resulting in a victory for the An
telopes, by a score as follows :
Antelopes, runs. Cayotes, runs.
H. Thomas 3 b 9
d'AIL'tuand s 8 8
Smith c f 6
Chase p 6
Banda'd 1 b 5
Paine c 7
F. Thomas r f 4
Waugh 2 b 5
Greenwood 1 f 7
Total runs, 57
Smith, ? II. Thomas, 1 ; Total for
White, 1 ; Metcalf, 1 ; Woodyet 1 ;
Total for Cayotes, 3.
Umpire J. W. Strode, Abbingtun,
Scorer C. II. Smith, Abbington, III.
Azro Smith, Esq., of Bock Bluffs, has
supplied the Hkrald with some fine
samples of early potato s, turnips and
beets, which are the best evidences to be
had of the productiveness of Nebraska
soil. :d-o of the ti!cipric of such men
as Mr. Smith in the gardening line.
Smith has a full supply of all kinds of
Prof. L. F. Johnson, has taken
charge of the vocal music department of
d Allemani's 'Academy, and will hereaf
ter give lessons at the school room at
3:30 p. ru., each day immediately after
the close cf the school exercises. Prof.
Johnson is one of the best teachers in
the State, and the pupils of the Acade
my are- peculiarly fortunate in having
him for a toachor. A limited numbered'
poisons not pupils at the Academy will
be received in the vocal niusi;rclassr if
applicaation is made.
Cherries are selling at Bennett Bros,
at fifteen ceut.? a quart, and they cannot
get enough to supply the demand. As
soon as it was announced in the Herald
that they had them the rush commerced
and still continues. Advertising is a
Ilcisel's first brick kiln contains be
tween one and two hundred thousand.
j The business of the B. & M. in Ne-
, Lraska has increased more rapidly than
J wa3 anticipated by the most sanguine,
I and it is with difficulty that a sufLcient
number of cars can be p-ocured from the
manufactory to supply the demand. It
has been impossible to secure the manu
facture of a sufficient number of loco
motives to transact the business, nnd the
company have been compelled to hire a
surplus locomotive or two from the Mid
land road until they can- get new ones
from the shops. This looks healthy for
the B. Sc M., and healthy for the country
tributary to it.
I. O. ". T.
A n n ii n 1 fiv rvi ion ofCranil I.odg-e.
The fifth annual session of the Grand
Lodge of I O- G. T. of Nebraska, will
be held at Omaha, commencing on Wed
nesday, June "1st, at 10 a. m.
It is earnestly desired that every lodge
in the State will be fully represented, as a
session of unusual interest, and great im
portance to the order and its cause is
A cordial invitation is extended to ail
deputy and past officers and visitors to
be present with us.
Half fare tickets on all railroads and
two thirds fare tickets on the K. & N.
stage line will be issued to those who will
attend. While at Omaha arrangements
have made to entertain all free of charge
during the session.
W. D. Blackrurn, G. W. C. T.
W. P. Uobekts, A. G. S.
State papers please copy.
In accordance with previous arrange
ments the pupils of the Plattsmouth
Academy, to the number of sixtj or
seventy, proceeded to Hasser's Pie-Nic
Gardons 3esterday morning, prepared to
"make a day of it." We dropped in
among them between ten and eleven
o'clock, and found the "little folks" as
busy as bees with suidi amusements as
only little folks know how to fully enjoy.
Swings, plays etc., were the order of
the hour autil about one o'clock, when
the ever watchful Prof, announced that
refreshments were ready. We found
the tables loaded with ail tho delicacies
of the season in great abundance. The
children were served fir.-t (as this was
emphatically a children's pic-nie) and
then came a large number of "children
of a larger growth," many of whom
seemed to have grown young again for a
da', and to be living over again tho
scenes of their childhood. The repast
L.eing emieti, ana lar more tnan the
scriptural "seven baskets full" being !
left, the amusements were
again resumed, and continued
until about three o'clock, when Mi.
Frank Carruth appeared upon the
ground with his photographic apparatus,
and requeste-1 a"csssa'iou of hostilities"
until he could take a picture of them,
which he accomplished "in the twink
ling of a:i eye." At about four o'clock
the fun ceased, and the wagons were
Again loaded for the return trip, which
was completed without accident or mis- j
hap of any kind to mar the pleasure of
the occasion. The worthj professor and
his estimable lady deserve many thanks
for their watchful care over the young
sters committed to their care for the
dav, and they will long be remembered
by the children, and those grown people
who were present, for their efforts in
making the occasion a pleasant one.
FIRST V AKI MCISOOt. I'IC-XSC.
Ei. Herald. The Pic-Nic of the
First Ward school came off according to
appointment, on last Friday. The pHpils
began to assemble at S o'clock, at the
Pchord room, and at fifteen minutes to 0
took up our line of ma:ch to the depot,
where we were to take the transfer
steamer, President, for our place of des
tination. Arriving at the depot, we
found a number of our friends and ac
quaintances awaiting our arrival. The
steamer being in readiness, we soon
found ourselves steaming up the river.
Tho grounds selected for holding the
pic-nie are located half a mile from the
upper steamboat landing, and three
miles from this city on the Iowa side cf
the Missouri. We arrived at the i;e
nic grounds at 10 o'clock. The first
thing to be attended to upon our arrival,
was to erect swings and tables, which
were soon completed, and all proceeded
to enjoy themselves as best they could
The day was all that could lie desired, be
ingcoril p'easant the shower of the pre
ceding evening, which had deterred
many from attending who had made
oveiy :iri angeii ciit to attend, served to
co:l the atmo-t ! ere .r:d make th : day
oii'y the mn'ii p'ea--aitt and delightful.
We enjoyed our-clves by swinging,
strolling over the ground-:, and like
amasements until about one o'clock,
when we were summoned to partake of
a tiountiiul repast, whicn iiaa been
spread, by several of the older mi-soij of
the school, to which we all did ample
In thft afternoon we departed soma
what from the programme previously ar
arranged, as, finding the children very
much interested in thes; various amuse
ments concluded to defer the de
claiming, dialogues, singing, &c, which
had beeu prepared for the occasion.
After spending the time pleasantly
until half-past three p. m., we concluded
to return to our homes where we arrived
at 4 , without having met with a single
accident to mar the pleasure of the da3r,
all well pleased with our pie-nic excur
sion, and its results.
II. Austin, Teacher.
Another installment cf about fifty
wagons, loaded with immigrants, crossed
the "old Muddy" at this place this morn
ing, oa their way to the "new cldorado"
of the west the prairies of Nebraska.
In each wagon was visible a copy of the
Plattsmouth IIeuald, which was con
sulted by the intelligent occupants of the
wagon to ascertain where they should go
to get cheap goods. They were all in
duced to come to Nebraska l3 reading
the Herald, and each of them ordered
a copy seut to his new honie on the
Lcttor Tpom IVnf. Jamc.
Sai.lm, Marion Co , Orf.cjon, )
May 'JT, 1871. I
J. B. DiLLEY Dear Sir: I now sit
down to comply with the promise I made
you, to write. We arrived in the city of
Portland the last of April, safe a:sd
sound, tifter a somewhat tiresome jour
ney of ten days, four by rail and six by
ocean. The latter was anything but
pleasant, to most of the passengers,
about six hundred in number. 3Irs.
James was very tick from the time we
passed out of the bay until we arrived
at the mouth of the Columbia river I
enjoyed the trip quite well. I did not
feel anyj symptoms of sea sickness al
though the ocean was very rough all the
We arc located for the present at the
city of Salem. It is situated in the
beautiful valley of the Willamette, about
fifty miles from Portland, and is the
Capital of the State. It is located on a
beautiful site and contains about 6,000
inhabitants. I have taken charge of the
public schools of the city, at $100 per
month, in coin. I have been teaching
two weeks. I cannot tell you now
whether I will like country or not. I
am sure I do not like it so far any bet
ter than Nebraska. It has rained al-
I'most every day since we came, generally
about every hour, sometimes between
times. I never think of going out with
out taking shelter with me.
We do not have very much wind, and
no thunder or lightning, at least rcry
seldom. There is abundance of fruit of
all kinds except peaches, and I am told
that cro; s never fail. I cannot tell any
thing about the health of the country
yet, but the people call it healthy ex
cept for nidi as have weak lung3, or are
inclined to rheumatism or neuralgia. I
think it is too damp to be healthy, and
I must, say I would sooner ri.-k Nebraska
for health although I may change my
mind after living here longer. I like the
general appearance of the country, for it
abounds in beautiful scenery. The air
iuut be very pure, judging from the ap
parent distances of objects. Mt- Hood
rears its snow-crooned summit above
the clouds, and is so plainly visible here,
a di-taru-e of about 75 lui'es; wc can
even distinguish objects on its sides dis
tinctly. The prices of everything here
are about the same in coin as they are in
Nebraska in currency. Teachers in the
country receive from j?1()0 to $1'2'j per
11 wefii, aii'l Loar-J. A young man iti
j oftlC leading departments here gets
oii-y $."0 ; females, i;40 per month ; me
chanie.s' wages not any better than in Neb.
and there are not one tenth the amount
of building and other improvements go
ing on here as there, consequently there
is not the demand for workman. There
is only a short season for building here,
in consequence of the dampness of tim
ber. I u:u told it rains almost continu
ally from about December until Juno.
The people here have not the energy and
enterprise of the States, in other weirds,
they are lazy. I do not know whether
it is the climate makes them so or not.
There is very little building going on
here or improvements of any kind. The
Bailreiad running to Sacram ?nto, Cal.,
from Portland is completed on thi:t ci d
about 75 miles, four traius running
past my school houe per day and it is
just near enough to the depot to whL-tle
as they pass.
Friend Dilley I cannot advise you to
come to Oregon or Washington I have
learned that Puget Sound country is a
gr;at humbug, and did not go to see it.
I will tell you more at souie future time
when I learn more of the country. Tell
me all the news of Piattsmotith.
E. B. James.
The members of the Editor's and I'ub
lishers' Association of the Tenth and
Eleventh Districts of Indiana, are hereby
notified that ample arrangements have
been made with the Burlington Si .Mis
souri Biver Bailroad Company for an
excursion to the city oi' Lincoln, Ne
braska. The excursion party will leave Chicago
on Thu-iday, June 2'.itli, at 10:45 a. m. ,
on the Pacific Express, and arrive at
Lincoln about 10 o'clock next morning.
Those preferring to start tit an eailier
day, so as to be. enabled to visit inter-
meuiate points along the route, can t,e
accommodated, but it is earnestly de
sired that all re.ieh Lincoln on the morn
ing of June 3, and participate in the
i ec ! 1 1 1 : 1 n ce 1 e u 1 on ies.
Iu accordance with ths expressed
wishes or llie member ot the associa
tion, no passe will be issued to publish
er 1:1 the two District who have not
lilentilietl them-clves with our organiza
tion. An opportunity to become such is
a Horded ly tiie payment of one dollar,
to ). V.. VanValkenberg, Treasurer. PI3
Pas.-es will be i.-ued to all members of
the association without application.
A full piogramme will be is.-ued at an
i lompt attention will he given inqui
ries concerning the excursion.
J. B. Stoll, Prcs't.
Ligoriicr Ind. , June 1, 1871.
P. S. the following will explain itself:
Burlington Sc Missouui It. B., 1
Burlington. Iowa. May 2i5, '71.
J. B. Stoll, Iv-q., Ligonier, Ind.:
Dear Sir: 1 telegraphed this a. ui
to the Mayor 01 L,;,el!i oi vour antici
pated visit, lie an wei.s tint Lincoln
will ttivo acordi-il reception to the editors
of loth & 11th D strict Indiana, and
will kill a bulla K for them
Yours T. uly,
A. E. Toi zai.in",
General Passenger Agent.
We Clip the above from the Laporte
Hfuald, and suggest to our worthy
mayor and city outhorities that, as this
excursion party will of necessity pass
through our city.-propcr steps should be
taken to have them-remain at least a few
hours in our city, and to have them
properly entertaiued while here.
Bussed! Sc Doom shipped a quantity of
farm machinery by the last boat down,
to their branch house at Nebraska City,
Wc understand their experiment down
there has proved- quite a success, and
they ma continue it for some time yet.
A large number of teams are engaged
hauling wood for Fitzgerald's brick yard,
lie will soon bo rcadj- to fire a kilu.-
An advertisement in the Herald
reaches nearly every family within trad
ing distance of Plattsmouth, and several
ihou.-ands of others.
Tho train last evening consisted of
thirty-two loaded freight cars be.-ides
the ordinary passengers and baggage cars,
and a large number cf loaded cars were
left in the yards iu this city. Business
over the B. Sc 31. is more than good.
We are in receipt of a neat pamphlet
is.-ued by author!t3 of the Nebraska
State Board cf Immigration, which
give.-? a large amount of useful informa
tion for those who are seeking homes in
the West. The pamphlet is-us from
the Nebraska City Chronicle office, and
is gotten ur in a creditable manner.
Auditor Gillespie has our thanks for a
pamphlet copy of the Ortranie Laws of
Illinois, containing everything complete
from the act of cession from Virginia to
the present time including the Ordin
ance of 1787, the Constitution of the
U. S., and its fifteen amendments, and
all the different Constitutions of the
State. This book is particularly inte
resting just now, as wc arc about fram
ing a new Constitution for ourown State.
The B. Sc M. Company commenced
running regular passenger trains to
Crete yesterday. This brings another
hundred miles square of rich agricultural
country to the Plattsmouth market.
In conversation with a prominent
Democrat of this county recently, during
which the Vallandigham non-rcsitance
resolutions were being discussed, he said
that it was well known that the democ
rac3 of the country did not endorse or
sanction the amendments, and he saw no
good to arise from the assertion in a
platform of that wluch everybody knew
to be a falsehool. We honor our fri nd's
honesty, if we cannot endorse his poli
tical way cf thinking.
Capt. J. T. A. Berger, one of the
early settlers of Cass county, who has
Icon absent for the past twelve years,
has returned for a visit, with some
thought of remaining here permanently.
He has traveled over the greater portion
of the Great West during the past twelve
years, but finds no place equal to Cass
Sam'l Chapman, Esq., arrived at
home last evening from a trip through.
Saunders county, and to Fremont. He
reports things in a pro-; ero'is condition
in the localities he has visited.
Hiram W. Parker, of Seward county,
has been appointed Begister of the Land
Office at Beatrice. The appointment
wa made since the adjournment of Con
gress. We hear some complaint of tho chinch
bug ipjuring wheat in thi count-, but
to what extent we are unable to say.
Prof. Murphy, of the Nebraska Busi
ness Institute, is issuing a neat monthly
called the Clleye AJccite. The Prof,
is an enterprising man. and his Institute
is fne of the permanent things of the
We arc plad to know that L. L. II el
brook, Esq., has been elected Secretary
cf tho Constitutional Co vention.
'Lute" is a clever fellow, and will make
a first-class secretary.
There, we expected "Frank" (Fraiik
S. White) would do just some such
thing, but he has been a long time about
it. lie took to hime'f a lib this mim
ing, and feeling kindly to all mankin 1.
and especially the printers, he furni-I.c 1
the Herald outfit with a bountiful
supply cf refreshments for the inner
man. Frank and his bride his our
We understand o r friend Thomas in
tends opening a first class jewelry store
at Waterloo City in a few days. He ha?
purchased his first installment of "inde
pendent movement, back action, 18
carrat, sun correcting time keeper" of
Davis Sc Bice, in Major White's new
building, who had them imported especi
ally for their use. Ahem !
The Omaha Tribune & Republican of
this morning announces that Gen. S. A.
Strickland was cho-en President of the
Constitutional Convention j-esterdaj af
ter a sharp contest, in which Judge 31a
son was hi.s principal competitor. Gen.
Strickland will make an excellent pre
Mr.. James Clayton, an employee of
the B. & 31. B. B , is the inventor of a
new wrought iron fence, whieh he thinks
will be much more durable, and about as
cheap, as wooden fence. It is peculiar
ly adap ed for movable fences, and can
be taken up or put down in a abort space
Married, to-day, at the residence of
the bride's brother-in-law, 3Ir. Wm.
Edgerton, by Bev. II. St. G. Young. F.
S. White, Esq., of this city, and 3Irs.
Diana Edsrerfon, of Indiana.
The hsppy pair proceeded to Omaha
where Frank expects to be awarded the
highest admiration for his bcautful
flower, the Diana rose.
Wc expect so too.
We have just ha'k several valuable
tract' of land and town lots placed in
our hands for sale at a fair price, and
long credit. Persons wishing to pur
chas will do well to call and see us.
je3dw2w Barnes & PoLLOek.
By request there will be a meeting of
the German citizens of Pialtstuouth. at
Guthman's II all, Friday, June 16th,
1871 important busiuess.
House to Bent. The Episcopal
Rectory can be rented by applicat on to
the Wardens. ap20dtf
liX'LBS FOR FA I.I. IS71.
We import direct, our Flowering
Bulbs from Holland and Germany.
Thoso wishing something choica for
planting the coming fall, will send in
their order at once.
Fi'rnas Sons & Co. ,
FROM THE CAPITAL.
Organization of (he Constitnt lonnl
Special to th HeraM.
Lincoln, June 14.
The Constitutional Convention was
called to order at 2 p. m., yesterday, by
Hon.' S. M. Kirkpatriek, of Cas.
McCann, of Otoe, wa, by acclamation,
chosen temporary President ; L. E.
Cropey and II. M. Judson, temporary
Fifty members were present. Ab
sentees Wakeley and Bobiuson.
On the first ballot for permanent Presi
dent, Mr. Strickland received 20, Mason
18, Thomas 7, scattering 10.
The second ballot resulted : Strickland
26, Mason, It5, scattering 7.
L. L. Holbrook was elected Secretary
by 2'5 votes; Assistant Secretary, L. E
Cropsey; Sergeant-at-Arms, E. L. Clark,
Jr., of Seward.
Nl'FPOKMI Sl it II.
Col 'IMioeioii" IIYVfirl Hiiiippcars,
nn:l tiin !o(iiii: i IoiiikI oh
llio I'milts of fiic Il:i!tc.
Howard, a well known newspa
per correspondent, and one of the ofiie'ial
reporters of the recent Impeachment
trial, started from Omaha for Lincoln
last Monday, connecting with the even
ing train west on the B. Sc 31.. It seems
that he has been in the habit of "de.id
bcating" it over this road for some time,
until forbearance on the part of conduc
tors had ceased to be a virtue, and con
ductor Sireppard demanded that he
should cither pay his fare or leave the
train. He tried to borrow money to pay
his fare from several acquaintances who
were on the train, among them severa
other correspondents who were on their
way to Lincoln to attend the Constitu
tional Convention. He was refused by
each of them, and they commenced in a
peculiar style, to advise him as to what
he should do under the circumstances
some telling him he should go at once
and hang himself, others that it would
be more sensational to drown himself iu
the waters of the Platte. Howard left
the t rnin at Louisville, but was not seen
at that place during the evening, and it
is not known which way he went or what
he did. Yesterday the section boss on
the B. Sc 31. found a package of cloth
incr belonging to Howard, (that which
lie had worn the d iv before) on tho
bank of the Platte river between Louis
ville and Omaha Junction, upon which
was found a note, sigtud by Howard, re
questing the finder to forward them to
Lyman Bicht.idson of tho Omaha Her
ald. There was also a letter from him to
Richardson, the contents of which we
did not learn. The fact were at once
telegraphed to 31 r. BiJiard-on, and a
man has been .'cn.t from Omaha to as
certain all the facts in regard to his dis
appearance. The general belief is that I
he has committed suicide by drowning
himself in the Platte, but we cunnot say
that we join in that belief. Howard is
n';t the kind of man that woul 1 be likely
to grieve much over almo-'t any misfor
tune, and it would bother him somewhat
to ilro'.vn him-elf in the Platte river if
he felt so inclined. Hov.v.rd is a thor
ough Bdicmian, and knows just what it
requires to create a first-el iss sensation
article. The pap'-rsof the State should
make Imn a liand-e.rr.e prc-Tnt, should
lie ever "turn up" again in this part of
tho world. Wo will give any fe.vther
facts that 11133 come to light in regard to
Later. Jut 3.s we go to press wc
learu that Howard v.a seen this morn
ing at Pacific Junction, Iowa, by 3Ir.
Ballentine, of Lincoln, who conversed
with him in the veritable flesh. How
ard is too old a D. B. to commit suicide
for an3 trifling cause.
For Sale. Two first-class Sewing
Inquire at the IIeuald of
my'Jd&wtf After a careful examination of the
Herald yesterday, the fifty teams spo
ken of in 3estcrday's issue all drove up
to A. II Sc G. Buck's store, and the oc
cupant of each wagon called out for a
supply of that famous tea of which they
had heard so much. The obliging sales
man asked them which kind the would
have, telling them that he had nine dif
ferent varieties, from English breakfast
to the verj best Gun Powder. Among
all the fine brands, the3 were really un
tible to choose, and took a sample of
each kind, which was put up in neat
packages by 3Ir. Buck, and again fi fty
different copies of the Herald were
brought firth and consulted to see where
next the fi fry wagons should drive. Thc3
made a wise selection in going to A. II.
Sc G. Buck's for their teas, for the3
keep ihe best assortment to be fi uud
anvwhere in the wcsf.
The following papers are missing from
the Herald files: No. I, 13 and 51,
of Vol. 1 being of date April 12, and
July 5, i . ", and 3Iarch 2Sth, 1SGG.
No. 45. Vol. 2 Feb. 13th, 1S07. No
43, Vol. 3 Jan. 30, JSCS.
We w ill nay liberally for an3 or all of
the above numbers. Perrons having old
Heralds will please lok through them,
and a-certain if thev- have an3 of the
above numbers. diwtf
The committee appointed to select
ground for the Pr?sbyt?rian Sunday
School pic-nie to morrow, have decided
upon a 'ocation in Duke's adlition, west
of J. Wesley Barnes' residence. The
children will assemble at the Church at
9 a. 111., and proceed thence to the
Ki?IBAI,L-S LI AC.
This popular Stage Line is now in full
operation between Plattsmouth and La
Platte fare only fifty certm. Passen
gers for Omaha via O. Sc S. W. Rail
road, can save 25 cents b3 taking this
line, which makes
L-lose connection with
THE FOrKTII AT REi:Xff()OD.
Pursuant to previous notice, the peo
ple of Greenwood assembled 011 the 13th
inst., and organized by the election of
A. W. Patmore, Esq., as chairman, and
J. P. Bouse, Esq., as Secretary.
The object of the meeting was stated
to be for the purposeof making arrange
ments for the proper celebration of the
forthcoming anniversary of our National
Independence. It was decided to hold
a celebration at Frost's Grove, Grcen
wood Station, commencing at 7 o'clock
a. in., July 4th, 1871.
On motion, W. D. Wildman, Esq.,
was appointed corresponding secretary.
It was decided to have a basket dinner,
and the ordinary speeches and other
Fourth of July doings.
A Grand Bowery Cotillon Party will
be had during the clay, in the grove ad
jacent for the accommodation of all
those who de.-irc to amuse themselves iu
A host of people will bo there, and a
grand time i-s anticipated. The meeting
appointed the following committees :
On General Arrangement. Win.
Maston, J. P. Bouse, J. L. Brown, Ad
am Coleman, William Conn.
To Invite Spcihem. J. L. Brown,
A. 31. Patmore, W. D. Wildman.
To Provide Music. J. 1. Bouse,
Samuel Loder, John Bcler.
Further particulars of the celebration
will appear in tiie columns of the IIkr
ald prior to the Fourth.
Plattsmouth Bacon Market.
Smoked Shoulders, Prime 10 cts
" Clear Sides, " 12
Sugar Cured Hams,
Lard, Prime, 12
All Goods delivered free to any part
of the city.
apr7dAwtf E. G. Dovev.
A large crowd gathered at the St.
Charles Hotel in Omaha la-t night to
witness the display of "ye ghost," but
it, did not come, nary time.
The Chiropodist is in the city doing
The Chronicle says that at a meeting
cf the Stock holders of the 31idland
Bailroad held lat week at Columbus,
Ohio, 3Ir. Smith was elected President,
Dr. Converse Vice President and Su
perintendent, and 3Ir. Wheeler Secreta
ry and Treasurer, thus leaving 3Iessrs.
White and Bennett, the pioneers of tho
road, "out in the cold." Alas ! can we
no more S3 "F- A. White, President,
From tome unknown source, a report
gained credence in the city to-day that
Bev. John A. Hayes, who has been ab
sent for some time, was dead. A dis
patch was sent to Chicago to-day, and
Father Hayes answers it himself, stating
that he is still in tho flesh and his health
is slowly improving.
Bev. II. St. George Young arrived iu
the city yesterday for a short visit among
his old fi ieuds and acquaintances. lie
JI YS I'I'Il O I'S.
Slrnnse MouujI Ilcitnl in
From llio Omaha Ti ibunn an l KepuMiran l th
List Jhursday night at about 12
o'clock the St. Charles t tote!, on Harney
street, was tho scene of the wildest con
fusion and. coii-ternation, which was oc
casioned by th? inmates of the Iioue
hearing three terrible shrieks, as if pio
diii'cd b3 some one iu extreme agony and
terror. 3Io.-t tf t he guests were awaken
ed b3 the sound, and came rushing
down to the office to ascertain the cause
of the disturbance. The porter and
several others who were in tho office at
the time, were questioned in regard to it,
and they said that the sound appeared to
come from room No. 7, on the second
floor, and this opinion being concurred
in b several others who were awakened
at the time, inquiry was made of the
lady who occupied the room if she had
been screaming or making any noise.
She replied that she had not, but had
been awakened by hearing a dreadful
noise, and that it was very near her.
An examination of the premises was im
mediately made, but nothing to indicate
the cause of the disturbance was discov
ered. On Friday night, at about 12 o'clock,
the same succession of tdirieks was heard,
and an investigation made, with no more
satisftctoo'results than befijre.
At the same time on Saturday night a
slinht sound was heard, and immediately
after a deep, heavy voice was heard to
exclaim "bring down the light," and
then all was epjiet again.
On Sunday night, at precisely 12
o clock, a uuil thud was heard as if some
thing heavy was striking against a solid
substance, and immediately after a sound
as if glass was being broken in pieces
followed by three piercing shrieks, and
the same dull thud and the sound a3 if
breaking glass. Several of the boarders
were aroused by the sound-, and under
the direction of policemanNo. 5, who
had heard the shrieks and was attracted
by the noise, a search of the house and
grounds was instituted, but nothing was
tliscovered to give the slightest explana
tion of the mystery. Persons who were
passing the hotel heard the cries.
A cliscovcry of very great interest to
3Ir. Greeley has lately been made in
Kentucky. An observant agriculturist
there has found a potato in the center of
which a young tuber had grown to the
size of an egg, fina bursting the ma
ternal structure open. The announce
ment that potatoes mar be viviparous is
we believe at variance with the doctrines
of II. G., who has hitherto regarded
them as oviparous, like the barnyard
mate and other (.omcstie fowls.
A fashion writer sv,-s the most perfect
way to ue perfumery is to distil it in
water, and . ponge the whole bo ly after
a bath. It is exceedingly agreeable to
the nervous system, and gives a finer
glow to the ski.i than an3' co luetic.
Till C'reiuinnte Unn.
The effeminate man is a weak poultice.
He is a cross between table-beer and
gitiL'er pop, with the cork . left out. A
fresh-water mermaid found in a cow
pasture, with hands filled with dandeli
ons. He is a tea-cup full of syllabub;
a kitten in trousers; a sick monkej,
with a blonde mustache. Us is a vii'o
j without any tendrils ; a fly drowned in
oil ; a paper kite m a dead calm. He
Jives like a buttei tly nobody can tell
win, lie is as harmless as a penny
worth of sugar catidv, and as Usele s as
a shirt-button wkhout a hole. He is as
lazy a3 a slug, and has no more hope
than a last year's summer-fir. Ha '-nr?
! through life on tiptoe, and dies bke
! cologne water ?j ilt over ground. 77--!
Ii ; Ntraictit Atirn'I.
Pay i-o attfntiori to slanderer or . -sip-iiiongers.
Keap ttraight in you
course, and let their backbiting di'o th
death of neglect. What is the use c
lying awake nights, brooding over the
remaik of souie fblso friend, that run
through your brain like forked light ijiip '
What's the uso'of getting into a woiry
and fret over gossip that has been Ket
afloat to your disadvantage, by som
meddlesome busybody, who has more
time tharr character. These thin
can't possibly injure you, unles, indeed,
you take notice of them, md in com
bating them give them character and
standing. If what is said nbot.t y.u is
true, set yourself right at c n:c ; if it is
false, let it go for what it will fetch. If
a bea ttings you, would you go to the
hive and destroy it? Vv'oull not a
thousand come upon you ? It is wisdom
to say little respecting the injuries ynu
have received. We are generally losers
in tho end if we stop to refute all the
baekbitiugs and gossiping wc may hear
by the way: They are annoying, it is
true, but not dangerous so long as we do
not stop to expostulate and scold. Onr
characters are formed an J sustained ly
ourselves, and by our own actions and
purposes, and not by others. Lot us al
ways bear in mind that "calumniators
may n.suulhr be trusted to time and the
slow but steady justio'j of public opinion.'
A iv. 11 inni'i ::p. 1 bnrnic lire both ptcpI-
T:nt articles to have in a house for wash
ing purposes. They will unite promptly
with an3 kind of oil or gree and form '
a soap. Washing the hair with borax
in the water will doveh p a line lot of
suds, and prove a good tonic. So also
hair brushes may be thus cleansed.
Experiments iu the army bakery in
Washington have shown that 802 one
pound loaves of bread caa be made frotu
a barrel of flour.
' The French plan of Hgnifing tho
'depth' of mourning hy increasing the
degree of plainness of the .simple black
dies?, and b3r the absence of ornament
ami trimming, seems to me much tho
most reasonable and appropriate. The
period of wearing mourning 'k consider
ably shorter than our. 1 believe they
never wear crape at all, and I cannot see
how an3 one, living or dead, is the wor-e
for it. Tho free use of white in all
cases of mourning, however deep,
would also be a great gain. In hot
weather to condemn mourners to the
use of heavy black clothe, is a mild
form of suttee, and should, in common
charity, be abolished."
What a glorious thing it is for the hu
man heart ! Those who work hard s 1
dom yield to fancied or real sorrow.-
When grief sits dovvn, folds its hands,
and mournfully feeds upon its own fears,
weaving the dim shadows that a little
exertion might sr.cep away into a ftive
ral pall, the strong spirit is shorn of its
might and sorrow becomes our ma-tor.
When troubles flow upon you dark and
heav, toil not with the wares, and
wrestle not with the toirent; rther
seek by occupation to uivcit the dtirk
waters t hat threaten to overwhelm you,
into a thousand channels w hich the du
ties of life always present. Before you
dream of it, those waters will fertilize
the present and give birth to fresh t'ow
ers, that will become pure and holy in
the sunshine which penetrates to the
path of duty in spite of cverv obstacle.-
Grief, after all is but a selfish feeling,
and most selfish is the man who yields
himself to the indulgence of 0113 passion
which brings no joy to his fellow-men.
Iron Khlrt I'rouli. '
A subscriber of the New York Trib
une receives this information fiom the
Wo have just been through a first
clas laundry and can teil her all aiiotit it.
The starch is made iu the usual mnnncr ;
to a pailful of starch a whole sperm can
dle is added. When the linen is diy it
is dipped in thin cold starch and ironed
in the ordinary wa. Then it i damp
ened with a wet cloth and the polishing
iron pi-v-cd over it. This is an ordinary
smoothing iron, ground off so that the
edges arc all rounding. To this last max
nipulation tho linen is indebted for the
peculiar laundry gloss which we all ad
mire so much, but which imiLy house
keeper have vainly striven to !eae upon
the wristbands and bo -oms of their hus
The personell. of women snggests
that wc are all moro or less like spiders
spinning a web male of our own sub
stance. A little girl in Iowa City, after havinrr
studied for some time a niefure of Mac-
dalen reclining on her face a:td weeping,
suddenly turned to her mofher and ex
claimed : ".Mamma. I know why Mrs.
Magdalen is crying. It is because 31 r.
Mugd-ilen docs not buy her clothes
Tho New England State are trvinetol
vie with each other in the production of
the "meanest man." Bnode Island
does this : "The meanest man in the '
world is a deacon of Wakefield. wh. on
the death of his daughter, charged her
husband fifty cents for his dinner."
VY hat next !
The editor of the Lacouia Democrat
has some tcas which he olanted six
weeks ago, now just out of the ground.
lie tuinks no will get green peas in
about two years, and in the mean time
proposes to study Greeley's "What I
Know About Farming."
One Ida M. Smith, a Boston female
suffragist, gave a lecture in Tamworth,
one evening list month, and the close
called on those prcent who were in f
vor of female suffrage to rise, upon
which just three person two men and .
one woman rose.
Tha following highly appreciative
"tribute" to California strawberries is
from a Western paper : "Strawberries
prow in California all the year round. -The
strawberries attain a coniderab!f
size ; it is not uncommon for a family to
subsist oa one for a week. It must not
bo supposed that all of the varieties ar
of this size ; some arc much smaller, and
it is not an uncommon thing for a heal
thy man to finish one at a meal."
A lady fittenintine to nuiz a olerrvma-i
asked : "Pra3', sir, what do you do
vheu you happen to make a mistake in
the pulpit?" "If I make a large mi
stake, 1 correct it ; if u small one, let it
pass. IVr instance, the other day i
meant to say the devil is the father of
liars, but, instead, I said he is the father
of lawyers, and the difference was .-o
trifling I let it go."
Tracing paper is male of comm m
writing paper by wetting it with pure
benzine, perfectly free from oily niatfr.
This renders the sheet transparent for a
time, and then evaporates, leaving it
colorless as before. Plans and ornamen
tal designs may be transferred in this
Home Mills, Soittii Weepk Wa
ter, Cass Co., Nei-.TIhs mill is in
thorough repair. Two run of stone wili
grind wheat and cern 011 toil or exeb mere,
as partk-s prefer.
Yv.r. E. Sheldon, Jit.
Ja'ie- B. Foli-en,
J.in. :C.-wlf. bsc-v
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