Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, July 13, 1871, Image 4
PLAT! SMCUTH NEBRAKSA.; THURSDAY, JULY 13. 1871 They have a variety of Grapes at Bur lington which ripen in June. They are vailed the Ivea grapo. - There are, according to the Beatrice J.xjrress, nine paloons, and no school houi-e or church in Crete. If such is the fact, we fully agree -with the "An -ient" that it is a fine field for some zeal ous missionary. Senator Tipton was in Omaha, yester day, and the editor of the Ti iburie claims that he Has authority for Faying that the Senator is opposed to the re-election of President Grant. Married, on the evening of July the rir.,t, I7 EMer G. B. Muliis, Mr B. F. Brtan to Miss S. E. Siiafkr. all of PiuttSlllOUtll. A letter was received this inernirrg from Wm. Stadelmann, Esq., in which he says he expected to leave Gcrm-ruy on the 1st of July and arrive at home in this tity about the 20th inst. The Saline county Post learns from Bev. I. E. Jones, of the organizat on of riymouth colony, in Jefferson county, that over 5,000 acres have already been taken in parcels of 16U each, and that breaking has already been done on many of the tracts. Plymouth colony is al reody a success. The murcury at 00 inalcc3 ice cream a pleasant refreshment, Wiley can "cook you up" a dish of it that will make you "feed like a morning star." The July number of Wood's House hold Magazine, is on our table. This work is pre-eminently what its title indi cates, a magazine for the household : to be read and studied by every member of the household. It is one you can rec ommend to your friends, and so cheap 110 family can afford to do without it only $1.00 per year. Address S. S. Wood & Co., Newburg, N. Y. The Saline county Post says that sta ges leave Crete daily for Pleasant II 111 on the arrival of the 4 o'clock, p. in. train, and tri-weekly for Swan City and Beatrice, Thursday and Saturday morn insrs. It is reported that the line to Be atrice will be changed to a daily the first of July, and that soon a line will be put on from this place up the Blue. Wc understand that Capt II. E. Pal mer aided the St. Joseph (Mo.) Fire and Marina Insurance Co., and the People's Insurance Co. of San Francisco to his list of Companies. This gives the Capt. a No. 1 list, where all can suit themselves. He informs us that all risks in the defunct Lamar Co., can be re insured in the Peoples without extra pay. Street Commissioner White is busy re pairing bridges, "ulverts, etc.. where they were injured by the high waters. Farmers are coming to the conclusion that their crops were not all destroyed by the hail. Our original estimate of a half crop v. ill not miss the mark far. The "De Witt" is the name of an other one of tho; e splendid -Manchester locomotives which arrived in th city this afternoon, direct from the shops. Some time since we urged the Omaha jopers to publish the weather predictions sr. as to enable the people in this country to avoid losses. Had we been in posses sion of such predictions relative to weather as are published in Chicago, many thousands of dollars would have been saved by timely provision against the late storms. We again urge our en terprising neighbors to attend to this matter. It will secure them a much larger circulation than they have, and be au incalculable benefit to Nebraska farm ers. If the observer at Omaha is indis posed to work up the results of his ob servation so as to give approximate indi rat'ens of the weather for the next twenty four hours, perhaps arrange ments could be made with the Chicago observer. We are glad to see that live paper, the Omaha Herald, admit the importance of our suggestions; and we hope Dr. Miller will give us the predic tions, as they will prove invaluable to our farmers. Since our old ftiend T. J. Majors ceased to visit Cass county, and since he has become an officer of the Goverumeut, we are glad to note an important refor niatlon iu hini. Instead of wearing tin kempt locks and "punching" billiards, we are pleased to find his name as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brown- ville, as it appears in the following card, which we copy from the Brownville AJ- rrttsrr of the 6th inst : Battist CiitTR.cn. Corner Fourth and Atlantic streets. Services every Sabbath except th3 third in each month, st 10 o'clock, A. M.' and 7 P-. M. Sun day school at 10 A. M. Prayer meeting Wednesday cveninc. T. J. Majors, Pastor. Almost every r.ewspnper you pick up outains a story about some woman who t-wullowed a needle and pulled it out of her toe- 75 or SO years afterward. We know of- a stranger case. A'- pnuter in out" employ accidentally swahowed a few- typo a!d a piece of paper same months ago. Well he heard rotting Pro in thenl for all those long months un til a.fdw davs since, when he frit a se vere pain in b.13 shoulder, proceeding from a swelling, lie had a doctor to lance the tumar when it actually dis charged a- neatly printed newspaper, looking very- much like an enlarged cop of the Ashland Times. The printer is now doing well. With what wonder ful accuracy does nature accommodate herself to circumstances. Ashland Times. . Over which shoulder, brother Stock ion? We incline to the belief it shonilJ he the left. Li the Island of Goa, near Bombay, there is a singular vegetable called "the torrowful tree,'' because it only flourish es ia the night. At sunset no flowers are seen, and yet half an hour after that it is quite full of them. They yield a sweet smell, but the ean no sooner begins m shine on them, than some of them fall off, and others close up v and thus it continues to flower ia the night during ail the year. iitAr cpszni or welcome. Will Dr. Miller; the gentleman who is euch a great stickler for having newspa per men make speeches, please tell u3 who made t Tie welcoming address to the Indiana editors upon their arrival in Omaha ? Was it Dr. Miller, or was it Mr. Bulconibe, or was "the press of the neighboring city so bankrupt in talent as to Le compelled to go outside the edito rial corps for an organ" or to do without a reception speech entirely ? The O ma ha Ilcrahl will please "explain without arising. ' ' HIA)IOE or PASTURE. It is an old time remark among stock m:n that "a change of pasture makes fat cattle, and wj doubt not that the same rule will often hold good with man kind. The B. & M. Co. have changed their eating Station from Malvern to Pacific Junction, and we are fully satisfi ed that the eating and traveling public will Ioc nothing by the change. The Nye House cannot be beat in the west for a "square meal." tvr.vrs WASTED. Wc noticed, a fev days since, that O.- P. Austin, Esq., was agent for the sael cf Prof. Trumbull" s Family Becord. Since writing that notice we learn that Mr. Austin has been appointed general agent for the sale of that beautiful work, and that he will probably appoint sub- ;cnts in different parts of the State. Persons desiring a copy cf the work, or an appointment as sub agent?, will ad dress Mr. Austin at this city. SIACJSIFU'EXT ! Such is the involuntary ejeeulation of nearly every one who sees Trumbull's Family Becord, the orlg'iial of which was executed by Frof. Trumbull, of Chicago, with a pen. It is a beautiful design, 20x24 inches, and wou'd be au ornament ia any house in Nebraska. The diffcren sc?nu djpiet-i I by the pen of the author are indeed evidences of skill. O. P. Austin, Esq., is agent for the sale of this beautiful engraving, and will call upon the citizens of the city and county during the next few days. He is attending college, and is endeavouring to make a portion of his tuition money in this manner during vacation. They are sold only by subscription, at $2,50 per copy. VA111D1.G UISCUVERY. riiio Marble nnrrl" Four Miles from I'lnttsnionth. Mr. Thos. Thomas has just opened a marble quarry on his place four miles from Plattsmouth, on the line of the B. & M. 11. B., which bids fair to be come one of the mo-t valuable quarries in the United States. We had the pleasure of examining a piece of the pol.shed marble this morning, which is superior in quality to the finest Italian marble. Mr. Thomas has had it tested by experienced workers in Marble, and they assure him that it is not only sus ceptible of a much better polish than any marble they have ever seen, but that it can be engraved upon with all ease. It is of a . grayish color, and is found on Mr. Thomas place in unlimited quantities. Specimens of the rough stone cau be seen at the Herald office. A VEIiY IOCSO RASCAL. A lad of only Ten Imin nttomnt to Stent a Home. A boy only about ten years old came to the residence of Mr. John A hi, twelve miles west of this city, last Satur day, having in his possesion a bridle and whip. Mr. Ahl gave him his din ner, and the boy started away. In the evening he was again seen in the vicinit3 of the pasture, where there were several j loose horses. Later in the evening Mr. Craii discovered him apparently endeav oring to untie a horse from the hind end of his wagon. He took the lad into his wagon, and took him to Mr. Ahl's house, when he was accused of trying to take a horse from the pasture. The lit tle fellow admitted that he had been trying most of the afternoon to catch one of the horses, and that he had sto len the bridle and whip from "The Bock House on the creek" (the farm of Mayor White, where Mr. McCracken lives). Mr. McCracken identified the bridle and whip as having been taken fiom his stable. The boy gave his name asMutz; said he livel in a little house near Ileisei's mill, in Plattsmouth, and that his step-father, whose name was McGehee, was in jail somewhere in Iowa. Mr. Ahl kept the boy until Monday morning, when he told him to go about hi3 business and not attempt, to steal any more horses. There should be some legal method of curing a boy of this kind, for he could certainly be reclaimed from the course he seems to be following. The people of ('ass county have formed an Agricultural Society. L. II. Wheeler President and II. D. Hathaway Secre tary. Hathaway will imitate Greeley and tell Nebra-kians what he. knows about f a r m i n g . Chronicle. Our success as a farmist was not of the most brilliant character, consequently we shal leave Greeley master of the situation on that subject. A princess wa3 born to King Ahasue rus at an early hour this morning. The King can probably appreciate, to day, the extremely young song of the Bakers list evening. "Long live our noble Kk'g," and the baby. The Chroricte seconds our call upon the Attorney General to commence suit for the recovery of the money which B. J. Silvtr testifel they had defrauded the State cf. Will Mr. A' torn y Gene ral proceed ia the case, and that before it is too late,' The Vestry. of St. Luke's Parish are requested to meet at Dr. Livingston's office, on Friday. evening next, at 7:30 P. M- Another attempt at Suicide in Omaha yesterday resulted 4 in" a complete failure. A stomach ptmip -eocipletely upset the phu of the would le suicide. lite ORATOBIO OF ESTHER. A Splendid Triumph! On Saturday evening last, the spacious Fitzgerald's Hall was filled with a highly delighted audience, at the rendition of Ihc Cantata of Esther, "The beautiful Queen." As we have before predicted, wo now affirtn that a Plattsmouth audi ence was never more delighted never had an occasion to be more proud than while seeing and hearing our singers per form in this splendid Oratorio, com mencing as it does with a grand, swell ing chorus "Ilaman, Ilaaian, long live Hainan," while each singer was arrayed in a becoming costume, many of which were extremely brilliant and beautiful the stage presenting a splendid appear ance, such as cannot be witnessed out ride the largest cities. It was truly maguiScent ; every ey riveted, and every car delighted. It is wonderful how, that in a space of time, less than two weeks, that which took two hours to perform, could be so thoroughly com mitted to memory not a perceptible mistake occurring, not a book of "any de scription visible to the audience. Before the curtain rose, the Bev. R. Foster gave a short, but decidedly iute resting review of the prominent charac ters contained in the Cantata, in a very happy manner. Miss Ella Crocker, ever plea-ant and popular as a lady and musician, lias won fresh laurels as "Esther, the beautiful Queen.'" Bight regally did she sustain her difficult part ; whether arrayed in habiliments of mourning for her people, or clad in the gay robes of the court ; whether in representing a youug and lovely woman, jeopardizing her life for her people, or in the daring and dashing act of pointing out snd exposing the guilty Hainan all was well done. Mr. J. N. Wise, one of cur best sing ers, performed the part of the great Ahasucru, King of all Media and Per sia, lie seemed to fully comprehend and enter into the spirit of tho character he was representing. The Kingly cos tume and glittering Crown he were ap peared to fit our friend Wise, as well as though ho had been the old monarch himself. His singing was in good taste, and no doubt correct. "Long live our noble King." Mrs. L. Vinton, as Zeresh, though not a "Queen," certainly is a "winning card." Dressed in beautiful and glitter ing court costume, she brought down the house, and alrao.it took us up out of our chair as sh pointed .-kyward to show her lord how high he should build that terrible gallows ; had she actually sus pended us half way to the ceiling, our fall would have been fearful at the time she sting and acted, "Thereon let this Hebrew die." It was admirably done, and the large auiience persisted iu a repetition of the -whole scene. Mrs. Vinton has a very sweet and powerful voice. Mr. Fred- M. Dorrington represented that mighty Prince, Human, as far as we could judge, 1 rue to life, in voice, looks, gestures and figure. Indeed, lie was so intensely Haman we wonder if he did not really imagine at last he was choked to death, a thing we would not liked to have done to one of our best singers and a prince of good fellows. It seems to us that no other person we know could se successful!' sing and act Haman, as did our friend "Fred." Mr. I. F. Johnson was assigned the role of Mordecai. Prof. J. C. Baker certainty has good discernment as to the peculiar capabilities of his singers ; for who but Mr. L. F. Johnson, could so well sutain that most powerful charac. ter ? His waling notes ; ''Wo is me, for the devices of the wicked prosper," was truly solemn, and tho passage pleading with the Queen, "Go thou unto the King," seemed to be both persuasive and commanding. Mr. Johnson did great credit to himself. We were glad to see that dusty looking sr.ckcloth ex changed for a beautiful robe, on his be ing elevated to the dignity of the chief Prince of the realm. Just here wc will sa' that we are a little curious to know how much that ring ("Seal of State") weighs ? Mrs. J. S. O'Brien was Prophetess. She has a fiae voice, sung sweetly, and acted well her pait. Her sombre dress was in keeping with her warning voice to the reckless King and wicked Haman. She is a welcome accession to the noble baud of Plattaaiouth singers. Miss Anna Crocker, as Priestess Not one in the audience failed to appreciate that beautiful character, ' clad in pure white, emblem of innocence. Who was not moved as she stepped forward, and kneeli-g, with uplifted hands, sung in a sweet, plaintive voice that prayer? High Priest, Capt. J. W. Marshall, has other good qualities besides being "High." He did sing, and sung well no new thing for him we admit; but that he could so well fill that sacerdotal robe, and look so ancient under that tur ban, was a little new to us, we coufoss. Well done, friend .Marshall! Hegai, Ilarbonah and other important parts, were filled by Mr. T. W. Evans, who appeared to be capable of taking any character (including the King) which is within tlie scope of his clear, ringing, basi voice. The court could'ut be run without Mr. Evans. Mr. Frank. Kershaw was the King's Scribe, and read in a full, clear voice No doubt he is a friend to Mordecai, as well as a good fellow on "general priu ciples. Mrs. E. M. Wintcriteen, as Queen's First Maid of Honor, and as leader of the Grand Chorus, was beautifully dressed, and filled her part with uiguity and good taste. Her solos were sung correctly, and her voice melodious aud commanding in chorus. Miss Cynthia Mitchell was Quecu's Second Maid of Honor, and though her part was not arduous, it was creditably sustained. Miss Frank. C. Myers and Zelpha Clayton were Zeresh's First and Second Maid's of Honor, both were dressed ex tremely gorgeou?, glittering with spang les, sung and acted well, and received merited applause. Oue of .tho many pleasing features was the male quartette, by Messrs. B B. Windham, Henry Thomas, T. W. Ev ans & V. V. Leonard. Their uniform was neat, singing good, and marching tru'3' military. Kings Guards, Messrs. J. W. K. Marshall and Wm. Montgomery, took care of the King, looked finely, and cbe3-ed orders. King's Pages, Masters Dannie Wheel er and Frank. Pottenger, waited on th Court in beautiful style. Their march inn, so exactly alike, was the admiration of ail. Miss Lillie Simpson presided at the organ. Of this important part we hard ly know how to express ourseif. On her re.-ted as much r.sponibi!it? as on any other one, and no part was more taste fully performed or skilfully rendered. To quote Prof. Bakers own language, "She is a wonderful performer on the Piano and Organ not only for one so young, but for any age, or any where." We are all proud of Miss Lillie. The deep toned voice of Mr. Geo. E. Baker, the great Hasso, came rolling through the entire hall, materially as sisting the graud chorus, and delighting all present. And last, though not least, among those deserving credit for the excellent rendering of the Oratorio, we desire to mention Prof. J. C. Baker and his esti mable lady. Prof. Baker has exhibited a tact and talent which is. rarely met with. Ho came to our city only two weeks since, and began to cast about for singers to take the eifferent parts in this musical drama, a stranger to all and a stranger to any little feelings of jealousy that might exist (as th.3' often do in every eommur-ity). The success of last Saturday evening's entertainment is a better commentary upon bis ability as a teacher, and his tact in assigning the different character's, than all the words we could write in a column. On!y two weeks in which to teach a class this en tire Cantata and have it rendered a- faultless as it was Saturday evening? It seems almost incredible. In our judgment Prof. Baker has few equals as a teacher, and no sup?riors. As Director of the Stage, Mrs. J. C. Baker did herself great credit. Not a mistake throughout the entire two hours' performance ; and that too with a troupe none of whom had ever bef re appeared before an audience in a similar role, and frw of them in any capacity. Second Xislit. The second and last night of the Grand Oratorio of Esther, the Beautiful Queen, was but a continuation of the success of Saturday evening. The Hal! was filled at an eariy hour, and tl.c first bell sounded promptly at the time adver tised. The performance was a' repeti tion of Saturday night, except that many of the performers seemed to have a little more confidence in their own abilities, and their singing was bet ter in proportion to their increased con fidence. Each part was rendered with that apparent faultlessness which char acterized the first night's performance, and the allotted two hours had passed ere the audience was aware of it. In accordance with their previous promise, the Bakers delighted the audience with a few pieces at the close of tho regular entertainment. The appearance of these noted singers upon the stage was the signal for a perfect storm of applause, which was resumed at the close of each pi'Ce. The deep, thundering base cf Geo. E. Baker, as he sang "We have Dr:.nk from the same Canteen" was suf ficient to caue one to thii.k he was on the battlefield, where the artillery 1 oared and was actual! drinking "from the same canteen." This wa- the first time in twenty six years that the Baker family have appeared before an audience without the full number only three bein? present here ; but tho-e three are a "whole team" in singing. They go to Brownville, where they will teach a class for the Oratorio, and we can most cordially and heaitilj recom mend them to the good people cf our neighboring city. At the close of the performance lat evening. Prof. J. C. Baker made a d:oi t speech to the people and the c!as, sa ing that the two weeks spent in our midst had been p'easandy passed, a d that the friendships here formed would long be remembered. J.N Wise, E-q., replied on behalf of the people and the class, expressing the warmest gratitude to Prof. Baker, his estimable lady, and Geo. E Baker, Esq., for the pleasure they had given us all during this short sojourn auiong us. At the suggestion of Prof. Baker, a committee of three, con sisting of King Ahasuerus, (J'N. Wise), Mordecai, the Jew, (Prof. L. F. John son), and Ilaman, (F.-M. Dorrington), was appointed to call a meetiiig of the singers of Plastsmouth with a view to perfecting a permanent organization, after which the audience dispersed, feel ing that the time had been agreeably spent. Long live the Baker family, and may we again see thei1 pleasant faces in Plattsmouth, at 110 distant da3 CO CATV FAIR. The Office-, Directors and Vice Presidents of the Cass ceuntj Agricul tural and Mechanical A;sociation are re quested to meet at the Court House in Plattsmouth, at 1 p. in., Tuesdav, July 18th, for the transaction of important business. H. D. Hathaway, jylldlwl Seeretar3 Mr J S. Hunt, who lives 12 miles be'ow this, on the Big Blue, has pea nut" in full bloom, tobacco 2 feet high al read' topped, cabbages 8 inches and to matoes 4 inches in diameter, and corn stalk" 7 inches in circumference- lie set this season 1,000 grape vines, every one of which is living. Mr. H. informs us that Cotton wa raised in this county $ years since fiom which cloth was made. Suline County It is now thought that Solomon's great wisdom was due to the fact that be had 700 wives, whom ho doubtltsd con ceited oa all occasions. tsie mrsrn at eicmt s.11.1:. Speeches, Dinner, ."-Inslc, etc. Dear," Herald : The "Glorious Fourth" has, as you are doubtless aware, come aad gone ; bringing with it its usual amount of powd;r burning, ice cream and lemonaic destroying, pic-nic-ing, and orating. The people of Eight Mile Grove and vicinity thought to celebrate the Fourth in the good old fashioned way ; and while doing so, to combiue with it a S. S. pic nic. The Bev. Mr, Presson, of Platts mouth, was engaged as speaker for the occasion, v. bile the singers of the school ami communiti, assisted by Miss An drews as organist, vcru to furnish music for the .occasion. Aecordingby, at the appointed hour the people met in the grove, with ban ners floating in the morning breeze : and seeming, as they waved, to speak a joy ous ami loving welcome to all friends, 3-et to bid defiance to all national foes. The exercises of the d.13' r,-ere opened by prayer by "Father" Young, an aged an beloved member of the community. The Declaration of Independence, that glorious old document which has brought 03- to so many heat ts, and litcrt3 to so manj millions of people, (and alongside f f which we think ought to stand the Emancipation Proclamation), was road hy .Mr. Hall. After this, the assembled multitude listened to u stirring and ap propriate address by Bev. Presson, which did credit to himself and proved conclu sively that his people do but justly honor and esteem him. After this, innumerable baskets seem ed to spring forth from innumerable hid ing places, arid the people proceeded to dispose of their contents in the u-ual manner. At 2 o'clock they were again call, d to gether by the presiding uilieer, Mr llus-st-1, and listened to a lengthy address by Mr. Beed, of Omaha Junction, in which the British Lion was badly "clt'iiced ?(;.' He was fallowed by O. P- Au-tin in a fifteen minutes address, when Mr. Pres son was again called forward and made a lew remarks; after which, with a vote of thanks to the speakers, the exercises closed. Credit is due to those having charge of the music, b3- which the exercises were varied and made much more enter taining. Praise is also due to the President. Mr. Basse!, for the manner ia which th exercises wero conducted. The Sabbath School (Methodist) has a fine nw librae, and with Mrs Shelton as Superintendent sccui.s iu a flourishing condition. We noticed present Prof. Smith and others, cf Omaha Junction, also that Plattsmouth, Louisville, and other pa its of the country were represented. Alto gether, the day passed off pleasantly, doing credit to the Sabbath School and leaving everybody, although tired, yet pleaded with the day's operation. The crops in .the immediate vicinity were had'y damaged by the recent storm. SdjuII grain is badly torn down, and corn is stripped of its leaves and in some places entirely ruined. Nevertheless, the farmers appear cheerful, thus prov ing that they have the backing which en ables them to sustr-in the loss of one crop without feeling that they :ro ruin ed. Yours, &: , John'. tsik Jir-n Oil Saturday, bad by Mr. Austin's school (1st Ward) proved a perfect success; so far as enjoyment was concerned, at lea-t. Between 10 aud 11 o'clock, as per previ ous announcement, Mr. Austin's schol ars assembled at the 21 ward school house where they were joined by a number of Mr. Daley's pupils, an 1 al-o a few from Prof. d'AlIamand's and Miss Sherman's schools, respectively. As soon as ali were assembled, they proceeded to the grove in the north west part id' the city. accompanied ly teams, hauling tlms in dispensable a-'companymcnts, f all pic nics, swings, barrel and ice. for ico water, some of the smaller children, and. innu merable baskets, buckets, &e., crammed wi'h those good things which the ladies of Plattsmouth know so well how to prepare. Arrived at the grounds, a short time sufficed to erect swings, and give the li--tle ones an opportunity to enjoy them selves to their heart's content. Soon began to arrive recruits, of a large growth, among whom were Mr Hobbs and lady, Mrs. Sage, Mr. Dilley, Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Ilinton, and Bev. Mr. Bement, and all seemed bent upon en joying themselves to the fullest extent, while "ye local," who had concluded to " Steal a white away From evufv cuuiljriug care." sat round with one eye cast about for stray items, and the other immoveably fixed upon the table ! after the manner of Lo cals, aud almost wished he were a "boy again." The ladies announced dinner, and the sight was well worth seeing the happy faces gathered around that bountifully spread board, in all the beau ty of youth and innocence. After all had eaten to satiety, the sports were resum ed. We saw some feats performed on the cross-bar, by some of the boys, that would have done honor to a trained gymnast. But as, through the watchful care of Mr. Au-tin, assisted by Mr. Dilley, and the general good conduct of all, there were no accidents for us to chronicle, we will only aJd in conclusion that those who failed to attend the pic nic Saturday, missed a good thing. As we have previously remarked, in speaking of some former pie-nics, it is a sure indication, in our opinion, of a good teacher, to see them anxious for the plea-urc and happiness of their pupils ; and Mr Austin and his estimable lady certainly labored assiduously for that purpose as also did Mr. Dilley who seemed brimming over with mirth ar. 1 sweat. In fact, we 1 elieve this city is blessed with good teachers, who are la boring ze iiou-'y for the welfare of the pupils under tlfcir charge. words or ciiF.r.rt. A g.n'leman who resides in Ohio, and who has been a subscriber to the Her ald for the past Gve years, writes to say that he will bo unsettled for a time, and desires the paper discontinued for the present, and alls: "In parting with the Hi iiAi.D permit ma to say that the enterprising spirit so manifest in the peo ple of Plattsmouth, and the develop ments of your noble State, are undoubt cu'y due especially to the vigorous, frank and manly editorials of the Herald, under your superintendence." COVSfll. I'lK IXblACS. Cii'xciL Camber, July 10, 1871. Council met pcrsuant to call. Pres ent: the Mayor, Aldermen, E. T. Duke, J. W. Shannon, J. II. Buttery, John I'itzsrei aid, John Ei hart, Clerk and Mar shall. The Journal of last meeting beingread and approved ; the Mayor then stated that the object of meeting was for the purpose of taking into consideration the repairing of culverts, bridges, streets also for any and all other business that may cme before the Council. On motion, the Mayor, M. L. White and John Firzirerald was added to the Committee on Highways and Bridge. On motion, the Committee on high ways and bridges was instructed to re pair culverts aud bridges that was damaged. On motion, the Mayor and Clerk was instructed to draw warrants to the amount of 40,00 on Policr- fund for the purpose of paying for labor on streets and bridges. Tho account of Mr. Wayhrisrht for h niling eai ill. $100, read ar: 1 a'lowod ; the account of D. W. Lewis !fc Co . f $8.f4, for 'umber, road :md on motion, w;is laid over until the exnt meeting. After a motion to adjourn was carried. John Fitzgerald gave a bill of f 1,701. oO fir damag? s done by the flooding of the Firzi-eraM Block and Brooks IIousp, on which there was nr, action tak 11. There bein.2 no further bu-inc-ss,' the Council adjourned until the. next regular meeting. M. L. WHITE, Mayor. Attest : B. II. Yannatta, City Clerk. Tho Congregational sociable will be held on Friday evening, the 1 1th. at the residence of the Pa tor, Bev. B. Foster, on 5tli street, east of the Patterson row. Au invitation is extended to all. One of our well known citizens who is spending a few weeks in the Eastern States in a letter to a friend here, dated Newark, July 2 1, writes "Tell Mrs. T. that I was in Ne.v York on Friday and it does not beiriti to compare with Platts mouth." How is that lor high ! John Fitzgerald has brought a bill against the City for $ l,7u0 damages done by the storm. About fifty other men are awaiting the result of this move to sec whether they shall make out bills azaiust the City for similar damages. We will keep our readers posted in the progress cf this matter. An as-aiilt and battery was committed in the southern part of the county a few days since which grew out of the herd law. See advertisement of property for sale in to-day'.- paper. There is a chance for a bargain, for some one. To Mrs. J. 1). Simpson, .a daughter, July 1 1th, 1871. There, now; Simpson, do you know what tho boys mean when they say they "always tai.o lemon in theirs?" TJIS ICX5:.It I.YJTF.r. The storms of the 1st and oh dam aged the dining room and kitcluu ar rangements of thii Brooks Hou -e to such an extent that but. few guests have been admitted since, but it is now opened to the public a :ain, and travelers Me invit ed to call and iu-pect the table and bed room accon;inolaiio;is. With "Pete" to look af;er the fiee 'Ibis and the bat'g.-igo, Holland in the ollic, and John Fi'Z'jeraM to back t'r." c-neerri, the Crook- Ifou-e is second to nothing in the V.Vst. The Lincoln &f,itrstii'tu endeavors to show, in a half column article, that if ten men run for Governor and only one is cb cted that the other nine men arc defeated. Well, now; the JS'it-inin astonishes us with such a display of wis dom. A party of ICO excursionists were re ported coining to our city this morning, but the excursion finally resolved itself into about 150 ordinary passengers. There is much loving kindness (?) ex hibited by the Democratic press of our State. They naturally dc-irc to throw filth at some one, and when the Repub lican papers of the State refuse to no tice them they Gre away at each other. The following from the Brownville Democrat is a sample of the way they doit: "The Bulo Register smears itself with a good deal of its own Gltli about the L'tni'icrut and the Beed Keeling case. It was highly unnecessary. W e don't in tend to kick it. We know a skunk by sight, an.l have no desire to prove Lini by the smell." Another new locomotive, the "Crete" arrived last evening, and was immedi ately diced on "'the ways" to be set up. The Dj Witt will probably be ready for work to-morrow. The Company are driving things, and will be in receipt of new rolling stock at short intervals uuti they have enough to meet the demands of the trade they are constantly increas ing We were fivored with a call this corn in-j from Hon. John J. Martin, member of the Missouri Legislature, from St Louis distric. He is in our city locking after the grain trad.', and asstnes u that S . L'o: s feeld the iiiipnrtnr.e.; of having direct r ail road conncctio.i "I'h this pat t of the world," and that efforts are now making to divert a portion, at least, of the grain trade of this region from Chicago. KF.tTi:.UUt:it TOTItTII Ii tho day appointed by S. Duke, E.-p, for the sale. of a large quantity of valu able real estate in this city, to bo struck off to the man who will pay the most money. Now is the time to buy. Timc3 are a little dull, and money is somewhat scarce, and the man who ha the where with to buy a few lots at low prices is the one who will make a speculation that will count. i:YI'T AM) I'AE-KSTIXE. We had intended noticing to some length the lecture of Dr. Bement, of last evening, upon the subject of his travels through the above named countries, but as the lecture has been ably spoken of by two different correspondents to-day, both of them prominent and influential citizens, it is probably unnecessary for us to say moro than that every person old enough to understaro' history should be on hand to-night. Dr. Bement is an un assuming man, but he is evidently a man of deep research and a profound thinker. We have heard very many lectures upon travels in the caste 1 a world but Dr. Bement presents the subject in an entirely different manner from most lecturers.. Wc can see new beauties in the descriptions given by him, even of tr e same scenes and the same countries. His lectures are frcu to all who do not feel inclined to pay, ts h i det enJs en tirely upon the liberality of his audience. The audience last evening was small, but we will guarantee that every intelligent person who was there last evening will be there again to night unless there is something more than the ordinary af fairs of life to keep theru away. We look for a full house to niaht. kail vi io.si;wii:n. The Seward Atlna is confident that they are soon to bo connected with Piat t.-mouth and other portions of the wo.-Id by rail. Long live Seward! The All-in says : "Ist week, a party of surveyors of the Burhngton and Missouri River B. B. , started from Lincoln to survey a rout through to this point, an.l we are informed by pood authority, that the work will be commenced ou this line in a very short time." We learn from a private letter from the Nemaha that during the recent heavy storm which passed over that section, lightiii:g struck the rods upon two dif ferent buildings and passed off without doing any damage either to the bouse or rods. A. G. Barnes, of our city, put up one of these rods Ia-t full, and the other this season. The one erected last fall has been struck three different times, and in every instance has proved a pet feet protection to the building. They are, without doubt, the best red now sold. julyl2decwl IX El III) Fit.) .11. We are in receipt of the La Porte (Ind. ) Ifaruld, edited by Sims Major, E-q.. one of tho editorial excursion par ty which recently visited Nebraska. The paper shows conclusively the pleasure experienced by the editor during his short sojourn west of the Missouri. He speaks of Plattsrncuth, Lincoln and Ne braska City as "The Three Cities of Ne braska." We clip the following relative to our own city : "Platfsniouih is situated at the confla once of the Big Platte and Missouri. The site is broken and bluffy ; the town lying in the dips and hoilows does not show to advantage, but when you come to pet a better view of it. you see many good business bricks, and not a few ele gant dwellings. The i!aee was laid out, we believe, in IS.'O the population is about 3,000. It is fed by a most fertile country, and enjoys a heavy erain trade. The Burlington ec Missouri Biver Road crosses the great stream at this point, over which a bridge is t- be. erected in a short time. Piat tsmouth is the enpir?'! o C;t: S county. W stopp-d here but an hour or two but long enough to see the eiiterpii-e, and enjoy u heaity greet ing from its thorough-going, friendly pcopV. At Platt-iprnrh, the Liportaus cfth? oxc.:i sion were kinJIy received by Mr. Fiat.k Carruth, who courteously showed us about town, and took us to on of the h; khts ovei looking the city and sur roundings. He pointed out to us his lot, perched on a lofty emim nee, whereon he cxp: cts to build soon Mr. C. has a tine photograph gallery in 1'lattsniouth, is doing a prosperous and increasing bu.-i n'ss, likes the place and people, and means to stay. Nebra-ka State Fair will be held at Brownville, Sept. 2G?h, 27ih, 2Sth and 2'.:h, 1S71. Liberal Premium- offered. Open to the World. For particulars address the President at Biownville or the Secretary at Platt-mouth. All papers in the State friendly to the So ciety, will please copy. d&wtf Bead the card of Dr. Marvin. Per sons afflicted with Chronic diseases of any kind will do well to consult the Dr. Plattsmouth Bacon Market. Canvassed Dried Beef, Smoked Clear Sides, Prime, Sugar Cured Hams, Lard, Prime, All Goods delivered free to J2 cts- 10 17 " 121 ny part of the city. apr7diwtf E. G. Dovey. Foil Sale. Two first-class Sewing Machines. Iuquire at the Herald of fice. rny'jditwtf For Rent. The basement under the Herald oGcc. Inquire at this office, or of C. II. Parmele. je21dtf General Ama.-a Cobb, formerly of Wis consin, but now of Lincoln, passed through the city this moruiiig cn his way to the capital. Frank Carruth, E q., the popular art ist, corner Main and Fifth streets, is erecting a neat residence on Sixth street, south sido of Granite, Iu Nevada an imuiftiaa depe-it of al most pure oda, free from earthy mat ters, has been discovered, in tut; midst of au alkaline flat seventeen acres in ex tent. Upon digging down, the solid so da is found in a defined mass. A sb ift his been sunk fifty fe t, from tbft bot tom of which a drift has been made twenty-fire feet into the deposit of uoda without getting through it. The total amount cf currency lost or worn out while in circulation will exceed 15 rj-ercnt.. of the who!? issue." lt.UUA. NAUtiVtU l)tni;iu. Wc l.arn with pleasure that th- Turners aro taking un active part fit tLo German Sabbath School in iri'-trustirj the young. List -Sunday six out of th; eight teachers were Turners. This . diov.v plainly that that Society not cn'y 'eel- to improve their bodi'y streng-.h but aKo the spiritual wclfhro cf themojlves and fellow creatures. Ail ci nncct'd with the above school are (driving to gci up a good German library. Wo with them succcs-. the rev. K. nr.nrvT-s i.iccicni Last evening, in the Methodist Church, was replete with interesting an 1 valua'-lo facts, both old and new, or iusuffiuently known, respecting m.uters and things that have transpired in what are sou.c times termed the lauds of the Bio'e. Tlir Dr. does not take up the time of the audience with an egotistical display i his pe sonal experience during his thro, vr.irn' fravi 1 5ii,l ttc. lv io ilii Pi t he gives his hearers will at: then lie., tod facts of history and feience, ii;i.,!r;iled by the results of his observations an ! investigations on the very spots r.h. r these wonderful .scones and incidents in curred. Ilia lectures are a'-o ilhi .tra:. J by pictures of remarkable scorn uvA things worthy of historical notice. But tlie lucid manner and matter o 1 as graphic as his painted and pi ti '.1 ' sketches. The lecture last evening ep! .-.ii.:: '. why ho went to explore tlie lands of :!. Bible, and why he pommenced at Ai r nrvli-I'i n, 1 tf, 1"V !.,, 1, . itini'; iiie ai' ccl wo : that land of tho ancient. 1 ''h-n-T.nl. - intimately connected with tho Lb. tot y . the Israelites, find tbn k-r-r tn !,.... ' - - .vmhollfVil find Pi t rrrnri-i1 r.ni. . ........ WHH ' I J ' Scripture which were incoiuprch--,u.:: without a knowledge of their tyros i. antitypes. This knowledge the led: has acquired in rich abundance, ;d . is certainly doing God's service it; -:.. about disseuiinatinxr facts and ext la:!.! fltMll-fVS ivll'.-ll fiptc'in'l firtnrnS .... ' --0-s" ......... " t . l. i . .a uuiO I? ii lil.fi. clear and illuminated by the lectur-i.,.-n,,;r,,i u;,....t;;.. ;n.. .... like "apples of gold in"j ictures cf ;. ver." I have uehher time nnr sre,;-, even do justice to an epitome of the ! ture of last evening, but I think i. , those who fail to hear htm will mis . feast of reason and flow of t-oul." B REV. UKUKSl'l LIJCTl'Str. The lecture last evening of Rev. ' Bement, on Egypr, was one of great tcrest. The lecturer told hi-tory iu easy, familiar way, imparl iug a g; deal of very interesting, und to the P. reader, of very important informa1:. It is evident that he has traveled . observed for himself. It is rase th: t '. scenes and incident, the hi toric fi, the traditions, th: manner.- and cu.sf c:.; the monuments of tho strai.gj and v. derful Eastern land, are s' vividly j before our thorn-lit. He give ilhisP tions last night of ancient air, that '. moderns, with all their Wonders of telegraph and steam engiii". may r envy. What modern cngiucer would v dertaku to transport a stone cobtu'r; feet long, lo feet at the bas., feet the top, weighing 700 ton;-;, six hiu. '. miles, and then Let it up on its I-? that it should stand 3,000 yearj. To-night the lecturer gives an ne... . of the Pyramids, the Sph.vnx, the t: combs, and other objects that arc wonder of all thinking men. Tin? wc-.i will never eease asking who bui'l f Pyramids, how were they con. ::i. and for what? The lecturer k.'.s ! that Egypt is the key to Pale:.ti; . Bible student will be greatly helped listening to these lecture.. 'J h- y worthy the interested cttention of -people. R. Fc.si!.:-. ?ccal Uolicc CATTLE FOB SALE. The undersigned having had hi- destroyed by the late storm, wi.-.v dispose of a lot of cattle, viz : 1 J of ?j year ol 1 steers ; 8 head of 2 o'd steer ; 14 head of milch co-r ; 1 spjn of j year old mares woi.' J . Enquire at my farm miles w Plattsmouth. M. W. l':: i julylldciw2t Fou Sale on Tkade. A lb- Piano will be sold on titnp, or trad pood property. Address Post oilie o3d, Plattsmouth. Jul..'"; . Ii I M II 1 1. iS 1,1 S E. This popular Stage Line is nor :' operation between Plattsmouth an. Piat te fare only fifty cents. V gers for Omaha via O. & S. W. road, cm rnve 2o cents by takin i; llflrt tvlin-! T.nlr, j rJ - - niu ixi rv ail trains. iuay22d&wtf close connectior. L. KlMUA- PIANOS TUNED. Pianos tuned, Organs tuned at paired by L. F. John-on, Plattsn.. Satisfaction guaranteed. Price of ing pianos per year, $10. j in" Drop in at the Star Bakery, c : : Main and Sixth streets and see '.'icy have in tho Bakery and Red laeut line. It niak'-s no differ-. . wheth-T you buy anything or not- , and see Frank. i j.iicL'Ji: P. Maxwell, at O'lhienVs sl.co &f, next door to the postojjc keeps ; best Ficnch sleek, and makes boot' the following juices: French calt boots, few.-d, $12.( pegged, J.i( " bips ' 8.1,.. All woik wirrrnfed. Repairing J iu the neatest tua:ir.er. apr'dtr'. Notice. All person knowing th. selves in lebted to us tire hereby rq: ted to cull and btttlj th.? m;i,o tnd r; trouble. S. llhilOM .U'U. February 4tn, ls,71 dtf. Dwelling houre for s-de cheap, quire of D 11 WIIFLER & C) junc-21dtt THE BEST IS ALWAYS TIi; C1I BAREST. This is tho class of Pk'ures that Cu.r ruth makes at his G.:iery (cruei c Main and F.i'th streets). AH kin Is every style from Life size-to the small-.-: Gem. Price always as low c. airy vl'U first class Gai ety i:i the Country. S .. pie furnb bed free those wishing P: tures. AU work warranted satisfactor. Tune'-tf, F. Cuani'