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TliUlWUAY, DECEMBER 28 l7l.
1 lie Democrats of the California Le
foiaturo have nominntetl JuJgaW. P.
Wuaw for tlw U. 3. Senate.
A Tisary storm was racing- at Salt Lake
jni on the Pacific cooet yesterday.
The Banking Ilcmse of Tootle Ilanna
1 Garlt will bn closed at 12 o'c!o;k on
All persons h.virg business with the
T!ank on tbat day tvill please notice and
povcm themselves accordingly.
Ptadelmanhas just received hills from
Nw York for a large stock of Musical
liutruaicnts, purchased by him while in
Knvope recerilj. They will arme ia a
few day Wait nnd see them.
Vrof. L. V. Johnson bas a .few pieces
of choice holiday music left. ,
A bill has been introduced into the
legislature of Washington Territory, for
"Ah act to prevent the increase of crime,
ly the introduction of raSa, grab' bag.,
hcela of fortune, and other chance
pntnes, at fair?, tea parties and sociables,
uhtier the heading of applying the same
to payment of debt of churches, and
creating a fun! to advance other private
The Impeachment of Gov. Scott, by
the S. C. Leilitur, has been defeated,
md the Legislature has adjourned until
the 5th of January.
There PC-cms little doubt now that there
will be a rhoit session of the Legislature,
commenting on the 9th of January. The
UK-tubers generally are so inclined.
The average depth of enow in this
vicinity i about eight inches, aud it lays
remarkably well for this windy country.
The Drownville Advertiser, published
at Senator Tipton's home, says the Sena
tor does rot claim to be a Republican
any more, but ha? expressed a willing
ness, to the editor of that paper, to vote
for a Democratic President as against
General Grant. He seems very much
"soured"againt the Republican party
since they faw fit to defeat General
TKirer for tha Senate and impeach
Governor Butler. But, then the Sena- j
tor should not go over to tho enmy so
foon. Perhaps President Grant will de-cVi'.-.z
a re-nomination, and then he may
wish he had not forsaken the Republi
can party ; or perhaps Sterling Morton's
idea may prevail, and then he will be
compelled to cither turn Republican or
vote for Giant on the Democratic ticket.
Col. Geo. Gillespie of Ottuciwa, has
rhown as Fome ppeciinens of coal taken
from the bank of the National Coal Co.,
Ottumwa. Iovra, whkh is in our opinion,
very much superior to any Iowa coal ev
er delivered in our city. We would sug
gest that our coal dealers look after it,
and in'roduce it among their many con
The Cu. iaformsu.3 that it w
fjr the manufacture ot
Gass and Coke, and believes it equal to
the best Pennsylvania, "oal, bjjing very
clear of sulphur, Iroo, r other foreign
The Sup't of Immigration proposes to
pubmit a proposition to the Legislature
for an Act authorizing the County Com
missioners to set apart a certain sum of
money each year, tor the purpose of sub
scribing for, say 100 copies of their
County newspapers, to bo used as an Im
Hereafter a branch ofnee of the Chicago
Railway Review will ba kept at St.
Loui, with: Mr. N. U. Parker in
The principal Christmas festivities i
our city consisted of a supper given to
the children of the Presbyterion Sabbath
School Saturday cvenV, a Christmas tree
at the M. E. Church Saturday evening;;
a re union supper at the M. E. Church
Monday eveninc ; A Christmas tree for
the chilJreu of the Episcopal Church
Sunday School at Fitrgerald's Hall, and
one at Spiers' Hall for the children of
the Lutheran Church Sunday School,
All were well attended, and gave touch
satisfaction to the participants. A free
supper was dispensed ut the Lutheran
Christmas tree, which was partaken of
by a large number. The tree at Fitzger
ald's Hall was dost magnificent, being
twenty feet in height, beautifully orna
mented, lighted with colored wax tapers,
. and well filled with appropriate presence.
At a meeting of the Board of Direct
"or, of the First National Bank of
, Piattsmouth, held this afternoon Mr.
.Thomas Evan was elected Assistant
U isaicr. Iho iioara nas maue a wise
:! c:hn. as Mr. Evans is one of the
tt accocnranU and book-keepers in the
vest, a::d J.cs had many years' experi
rrci. corner room of Fitzgerald's
Slock w:-j leased for a term of five years,
and v i'.i at once be fitted up with vault,
etc. The new bank will bo ready to
commence; busincoa about tha first of
January, and wiil occupy the old s-taod
cf Tootle. Hanna & Clark, (to whose
business it 6uoceeds) until ibo new room
is ready. '
y-r .'.Olive Logan is married, to Win. Wirt
Sykes.' The tch-srau . announce the
fact and says: "lioth'nre ultra progtc
rionUts. and have boen living: b'iband
iud wife for the last two yar.T.'' An
other paragraph fays: "Many disfuv
j-oished persons otTured their ennratu-
.': htions, .and letters .and telegrams f rc
gret were recQtyed. fiout all parts of'-the.
juntry.'.'.Thi.i; pwy bo eastern ; civj-
-.liziition.Jiuldf a couple were, to ."live a
vk..-.F fir -wlfrt ir two vears" and
then ba publicly married, we doubt if
inany very "distinguished" peopl j would
'.fer congratulation", or send telegrams
of regret. .
The Weighing has been excellent for
the pat few day. better than usual for
The Great Western Telepraph Co.
jjive frir uw o-nrtpl t-I tn Liooohi.
The c!erks in the Omaha post office
made a Chiistmas present to j-ostmast-cr
J. Dan. Lnnr, formerly of the Ne
braska City Time, and lady, are passing
the holidays in our city.
The mercury was tlowa to zaro this
morning, m yet it was Tery- plea?ant,
there being no breath of tLr stirring.
We learn f.om Mr. R. A. Young, of
Three Groves, that a large number of
hogs have died recently in tbat vicinity,
from what they suppose to be hog chol
era, Mr. Wiley has lost 50 out of 70
fat hog--, all within a a few days.
Prof. Wise, County Supt. of Schools,
informs us that the amount appor
tione J to this county for schools, by the
State Superintendent, amounts to $S,
100. This amount ha3 been received by
the Treasurer arid will bo immediately
apportioned.- This is nearly double the
amount of the last apportionment.
Senator Tipton passed up on the train
Sunday morning, probably going to
A party of Japano passed op on the
H. C. St. Joe. & C. K railroad last
The New York "Committee of Sev
enfy" has perfected a new charter for
the city, to be presented for action at the
next session of the Legislature. It pro
vides for various reforms,
A man named Strather was badly froz
en last Friday night near Omaha. He
had too heavy a load of benzine, and fell
by the wayside, where ho was found by
his friends who went to search for him.
Hi3 recovery is doubtful.
Sam. Boyd, the supposed seducer of
Miss Oliver, has been held for trial, and
admitted to bail in the sum of $8,000,
promptly furnished by his brothers.
Mr. Si, Mrs. Seth P. Mobley of the
Platte Valley Independent send out their
new business card on tinted paper, some
times called "colored poster" paper.
Coal is selling at Crete for $10,50 per
ton. This is quite a revelation, j-incc
two and a half -ears ago, when "the
p!a';c where now Crete :s wa a howling
wilderness" seventy-five miles in the in
terior, and coal could not have been de
livered for five times ten dollars per ton.
Railroads did it.
The Mayor-of Browavillc has cfifered,
a reward o? two hundred dollars for the
body of Mr. Wni. M. Cb.ffee, a promin
ent citizen of that place, wh) left home
on the 12th of December for Toledo, on
business, and has not since been heard
from. It is supposed that he was
drowned by falling through the ice of
the river, or foully dealt with in the
woods between Brownvil'.e and Phelps'
station. One hundred dollars is offered
for evidences of hi3 death.
The winter term of Pluttsmouth
Academy will commence ou Tuesday,
the 2d day of January.
C. H. Walker, Eq of Ashland, called
at the Herald sanctum to day, and
simply remarked that the newspapers
had slandered him. It is too bad Char
ley. Indeed it is.
Fnmt work Initiated.
Among the curiosities of recent fci
cntilic di-cixery may be instanced that
uiade by M' Bertsch, and turned to
practical account by M. Kit'dmaim, the
celebrated clutui t. M. Bertsch ha.-
found that Epsom salts, or sulphate of
magnesia, dissolved in beer, together
with a s:mll quantity of dextrine or
artificial gum, applied to a pane of glass
with a brush, trill, on crystal. izing pro
duce the identical designs formed on
glass by frost in cold weather, with this
impro'ement, that the liquid may re
ceive ajy col. rn whatever, at the option
of the operator. M. Kuhhnunu, how
ever, coceived the idea cf going a step
farther, and transferring tlio.e i'airy
like creations to stutfs and papers-. By
means of a powerful hydraulic press, th
minutest details of the figures in quest
ion were du!y imprinted on the soft p e
tal, ami a copy of them in relief was
then ob'ained by galvanoplasti .-s. But
in the impression of cotton stuffs tbe
pafern mut be continuous, whereas in
M. Kuhlmanti's plates the lines at one
end wuu'd fail to coincide with those at
the other, cau-ing disacreeable interrup
tion in the printed designs. To over
come this he 'ingeniously effected the
cryitaliation of the cylindrical surface
of a roller. A slight rotary motion im
parted to it prevents the liquid from ac
cumulating at any particular point be
fore it has evaporated.
This country excels all others in the
perfection to which wood-working mach
inery of all kinds has been wrought.
The growing variety of timber is there
fore a suljectofgrc.it industrial intei est,
and any means of avoiding any further
decadence in thU respect has a close
bearing upon more than one branch of
manufacture. The matter is of more
than ordinary importance on the Pacific
coast, but the views expressed by the
scientific press concerning the fea-ibiiify
of creating forests by planting and cuh
ure are worthy of con-idcration in the
East. With a email expenditure of lab
or, says our occidental contemporary,
California might secure abundant timber
for future wants. In our rich land.- cer
tain kinds of forest trees mrow with as
tonishing rapidity. In the Sacramento
Yullcy,. where thousands of acres of suit
able lands are lying waste, we might
have, ten years fVom now, beautiful for
ests, fiiigii:2 the river and spreading
over the lowlands, and which would be
of unto'd wealth to the Stat We have
ceu told that it is not unusual for cot
tonwood of ten years' growth to yieN
two and three cords of wood. We have
ourselves ssm pine rrces attain a h.'icht
of -ixty feet and a diameter of eiali'et n
inches in ten year. Some time we
read of a cotton wood tree in Colusa,
which alter fifteen years' growth, was
cut down in 1ST0, and yielded seven
cords f wocd. .
We have nr tlotfbt that the cultvation
fif.tiuibc-r might be made more profita
bio than tha Usual farm' production.
Of- course- the. reu!ts would not be
rcaehed immediately, but we have seen
estimates made by jeiiable agriculturists
which hw that the profits -of timber
culture in the course of twenty 3ears
would exceed the. value of the wheat crop
in that period .nearJy.fifty percent.
Pittsburgh Heal delate lieyi'slcr.
Twenty t pecimens cf meteoric iron,
one of them weighing nearly twenty one
rr-n.--. were broncht from Greeclani by
j the StTfKii-h Ar-ti' expedition..
Rock Bixpf, D.c 23, 1871.
Editor Hkhaj.D: About 9 o'clock
last evening our usually quiet little town ;
wa a lamed by th- cry of fire : and on
turning in the direction of Naomi we
were astonished to f-c-e this inbti:u ion
apparently doomed to destruction
From the south window in the east end
of the buildiuir the lurid flames were is
suing, and then we knew that "fire de
mon" was feasiing on Naomi library
The fire alarm was echoed from lip to lip
and in a few minutes from aioio-t every
direction the gcod people of Rock Bluffs,
with buckets, shove's, and anything
with which snow and water could be
handled, had gallantly rushed to the
rescue of their favorite building. The
fire had already reached the partition be
tween the main room and library hall,
and would soon reach the desks in the !
main room. The ceiling above was
burning at a fearful rate, and it seemed
that, without an engine nothing could
save the entire destruction of the build
ing. Thesii:oke was so suffocating, both
in the upper room and below, that no
man could breathe long while it envel
oped him ; but a passage for the smoke
was soon opened by knocking out wind
ows, above and below, and then was
fought the battle which saved its entire
destruction. As if by common consent,
the people were separated into two for
ce?, and while the one wa tearing out
the partition below, hurling burning
books from the still smoldering library,
carrying out apparatus, and pouring a
constant stream of snow and water upon
the fire in library hall, the other was,
amid not a little excitement, covering
the floor of the upper room with snow.
These expedients had a most happy ef
fect ; the further progress of the fire
teemed to be checked, and a feeling of
relief was soon visible among the peo
ple. The gailant conduct of the citi
zsns deserves the highest praise, and
Prof. Patterson publicly returned his
thanks for their almost superhuman ef
forts to save the building.
Of course nothing but approximate
estimates can be made of the loss. The
loss on contents is variously estimated at
from $300 to $1000. The damage to
the building is believed now to be less
than wa at first supposed; aud it is
thought by some that one hundred or
one hundred and fifty dollars will cover
daniHges to the building. A'-numberof
books were taken 1'rom the library but
are so charred nnd blackened that they
will be quite useiess. From the Prof,
we learn that the students hat! carried
home with ibem on Friday evening the
text books which they used, .a .d these
with the available number ic.-cued from
the fire will be sufficient to continue the
school as before.
OttIGl:" OF THE FIItE.
And this, of course, is only supposi
tional From the Prof, we learn that
he left the library about S o'clock, ami
everything aji aretitly a ti-ud. A small
heating stove was u.-ed in the library,
the pipe of which entered a flue in tho
wall rear a window, and the IV. f thinks
this pij.e or elbow" had worked out of
the flue, and a spark escaping set fire to
a chart which hung on the wall; this
chart conveyed the fire to a window cur
tain, which, turning off ab)ve, fell upon
a pile of dry cotton wood sticks, from
which the flames would .oou envelop
The Prof informs us that the build
ing is insured in the Underwriters for
$2,000, and that there is an insurance
on the library, school books and appa
ratus of $2,000, by the Home of New
York. Should these companies adjust
the claims promptly, it will materially
assist the effort which is now being made
to repair the damages of the fire The
Prof, is determ'ned that the school, now
consisting of more than one hundred
students, sdiall not suffer c-ne hour's de
lay, and at an early hour will have work
men engaged at repairing the damage to
the building. This fire, as do all fires in
cities and towns demonstrates the neces
sity of fire engine--, and the organization
of fire companies. Had there been a
fire engine available when the Cre was
discovered in Naomi, it could have been
extinguished -with little or no 'o-s ex
cept to the library; and even had there
not been a bountiful supply of snow we
doubl if the building could have been
saved at all.
B. S. Ramsey.
The Nebraska City Aeic pays Gov.
James h::s consented to i-su' a call for
a session as soon as the members assem
ble and determine upon what subjects il
ii desirable to legislate.
B. S. liamscy, Esq... has our thanks
for a full history of tho fire at Ni-omi.
Senator Hitchcock Las arrived in
Messrs. W. R. Bartlett, of Douglas
county, T. H. Robt rson of Sarpy county,
a.d Tobias Castor, of Saline county.
Commissioners on behalf of the State
to examine the O. & S. W. R.R., from
Crete to Beatrice report that road in cx
cedent conditio;!, and constructed of tirst
class tuatctul. Thi B. &, M. folks had
a hand in the building of that liue, aud
they always do the thing right.
Blank Deeds. Mortaaes. Bonds and
a full line of Justices B.anks tor sole at
the Heuald Omce. d&wtf
A nice Holiday present, a fine Photo
graph and frame ! Go to Carruth's
Gallery and examine specimens.
Plattsmonth for sale, at Carruth's Gal
lery, at hard time prices.
All persons indebted to the under
signed arc requested to call and settle im
mediately er theiraccounts will be placed
in the haud& of .an oCL'er for collection.
A new kind of waii is coining into u-e
in Kimlaud, tbs advantages claimed tor ;
which are the very important ones-of
i , f . . . ...
ii'n-ausi yeney . in moisture, iioii-eou.-'Juctioit
ot neat, economy of space, a
wa.-hable. s.ui lace, ami wiilial cheapness.
Over a fVainewmk of strong ero-s wires,
about tm--euhth of an inoli thick, there
is wovtR, by ix poweiful pre.-suie, fibrous j
matter, winch is saturated with a solu
tion which renders it fire-proof. It is
then subjected to a very powerful press
ure. A light coating of Scott's cement
is then put upon it lor inside facing, and
of Port land cement for outside lacing.
By this means surfaces are made imper
meable to moisture, miooth, and easily
washed with water, thus saving the ex
pense of repeated lime washings It is
formed into slabs in iron frames, which
ae put tOitcther and closely ami securely
f.iMened w th bolts. The slabs are fVom
one to one and a half inches thi-k
They are found to serve as paneling for
dividing walls and partitions. Where
space is of importance, it has the ad
vantage, perhaps over cement walling
in enabling a wall to be made of not
more than one and a half to two inches
in thickness, and yet its quality is said
to ereatly deaden sound.
A gentleman from Italy, with a board
of el-g:intly painted babies, nnd Cupids
-with only one pair of breeches between
three of them, and nice little goddesses
and angeN, and statesmen, is in town.
Ho has done a driving business to-day ;
we saw him driv.n out of three-door
yards. DanLury Aetrs.
A curious instance of the effect , of
nervous shocks is to be seen in one" .of
the hospitals of Dresden, in tho case of
a soldier who was found on the field af
ter the battle of St. Privat. He is not
wounded, but in a state of extreme pros
tration. He sees nothing, feels nothing,
and perceives no sound. The battle has
so shaken his nerves that he has even
lost the power of speech entirely. There
is another in the hospital at Bautzen
who presents much the same appearance
of insensibility ; but he moves his fing
ers about as if knitting. His state is
attributed to depression of the t-kull
caused by the splinter of a shell.
An enterprising dentist thus advertis
es: "Get your sweetheart a new set of
teeth as a Christmas present."
There will be a meeting of the Trus
tees of the Masonic and Odd Fellow
Lodges, at their Hall in Masonic Block,
on Tuesday evening. 26th inst., at 7$
o'clock p. m., sh'irp. Business of im
portance to transact.
By order of the President of the Joint
Boatd of Trustees.
Dec. 27- j!2
An old manuscript has recently bcci
discovered in W este in New York con
taining the following anecdote of the
famous Indian chief Bed Jacket, which
is new : He was on a visit to a house in
Canandaigua and not arriving until after
dinner, the girl was ordered to make
preparations for him. She through care
lessness, or thinking it would do well
enough tor an Indian' placed on the ta
ble a dih of moat that had been visited
by the flies Red Jacket advanced to
the table, and secinu' the insect-: bu-i!y
cngaj:ed in t h meat, took the dish and
placed it on the sill of the dor. stepped
b ck. took his rille, delibera ly ti k aim
and di.schaigel the contents thro ih the
meat. TIib report of the uu a at med
a I i:i the house. They ran to inquire
the cicse lied Jacket roo'ied th it he
a'wa s ki'Sed his meat before he ate it
The j kv h id its de-ired tff ct.
C'arrUttn la Farmer.
Don't sell your pork until you have
seen. E. G. DoVEV.
Avrrl itie Ftil.
If mothers would give Mrs, Whit
couib'ri b'yrup to their children when sick,
mortality would b? less among them. It
costs on'y. twenty-five cents.
If you want your Family Photographed
on your watch dial, go to Carruth's.
dec tdJt w 1 m
The following marriage notice isfiom
a Texas paper :
"Married, on the 4th instant, by early
candle light, at the wigwam of the bride,
in the town of Mason, Mason county,
Texas, by James M. Hunter, presiding
Justice of the county, Senor Robert
Gardner, of the Republic of Mexico, to
Miss Amy Ferryman, of the renowned
tribe of Seminole Indians and one of the
few followers of the noted chief, Wild
Cat. Quite a number of guests were
present to witness the two hearts blend
ed together and partake of the uiaeui
ficent preparations thatwere supplied
for the entertainment which would have
done honor to the royal lodges of the
pioudest chiefta n."
Surprise parties arc very p'casawt
things, if properly understood. But if
mistaken for anything else tho conse
quences are apt to be a trifle awkward
to say the least. A large company of
ladies and gentlemen in Bridgeport ar
ranged one of these parties the other
night, and carried with them an unlimit
ed quantity of provisions, expecting to
haveafin3 supper. Rut the lady sur
prised, supposed the affair to be a sort of
donation visit, and very coolly deposited
the good things iu the pantry. The par
ty waited until 3 a. tn., for supper to be
read-; but no signs of prepuracion being
visible, they depaitcd as "hnmrry as
bears," and are likely to have their next
paity better understood. . ',.
A man ouht to carry himse'f in the
wot id as an orange tree would .f it. could
walk up wn I down in the garden, swing
ing perf.ime from every little censer it
holds up to the a r.
Braiitome thus enumerated rhc quali
ties of female beauty: "Three white at
tritions The skin, teeth and eyelids ;
three red. the lips, cheeks and nails:
three long, the body, hair and hands:
three short, the teeth, ears and feet :
and thice broad, the chest, forehead an 1
space between the eyes.-"
Boston's floral trade with New York
alone amounts to $2 0i0.000 per annum.
How is that fir bleak New England?
A Cii'tinuaii child tied crape on the
door to see if the carriage would come
nnd take them out riding, as it did the
family across the street.
The way Mark Twain introduced h'm
self to a Liostou au-iience a few evenings
since, is told by the ' Advert iter: "The
tail well made man, with a serious and
almost severe cast of countenance, who
appended beforn the lame audience in
the Music Hall last evening, after g zing
at iiis hearers in an anxious, inquiring
sort of way. until they seemed driven in
to applauding, stated that he should
have the pleasure of introducing Mr.
Samuel Clemens a gentleman renowned
for his varied aceoinpii-hnients, his his
torical accuracy, and hisextreme modes
ty. He idded, 'I am the party.' This
custom of introducing himself he prefers
because he is so much more likely than
another to get in all the facts
The postmaster of a county office -near
Annapolis, Md., lately broke the key to
a mail bag an 4, not receiving a new one
from Washington the msil remained
nnopcned for ten day.
We learn firm the Pawne 'infinite of
a sad accident ti-ai happened to two lit
tle children of a fuuiiry named Kisr,
Uv ng in Kansas mar the Nebraska inc.
Mr. Riser was sweeping a room ?n
which was a bed. aj4-under which a
loaded shot, giiu baa been laid. On
sleeping under the bad the broom struck1
the tun in a manner that caused it to go
off, the contents striking two of her
children in the lower limbs, iuflictuig
upon one a mortal wound Dr. Gere tf
Pawnee city, was immediately sent for,
bnt before his arrival at t lie scene of s-or
row, one of the little sufferers had
passed from earlh away, having hied to
death. The Dr. attended the injmy of
the sarviii;; chiM aud at last accounts it
was tpeedily recovering.
Greyfriars "Bobby," the Edinburgh
dog, who itisited on slecpii'g fur ten
years on his u.aster's grave, is to have a
red granite monument erected to biiu at
the expense of Lady Rurdett C utts
It is to be a drinking fountain for d.j;s,
and to be seven feet high, and to have
a bronz-j fimire of Greyiriars Bobby on
the summit. A plate beneath i to com
memorate the authetr.ic facts of Bob
by s history.
At a CoIunihHs Ga., fair, a stocking
was exhibited, darned so perfectly that,
the judges pronounced it not darned at
all. The "darnist" is highly compli
mented by the local papers.
Most, if not all, who read on railroads
are sensible of weiuht and weariness
about the eyes. This sensation Is ac
counted for, on high medical authority
ty the fact that exact distance between
the c3-es and the paper cannot be main
tained. The concussion and oscillations
of the train disturb the powers of vision,
and any variation, however slight, is met
by an effort at accommodation on the
p -.rt of the eyes. The constant exercise
of so delieate an organ of course produc
es fatigue, and if the practice of railroad
reading is persisted in must result in per
manent injury. Add to this difficulty its
bad or shifting light. The safe and pru
dent mode is to read bttle if any. The
deliberate finishing of volumes in rail
road cars is highly detrimental.
Col. Sanford, who is now p-istor of the
Universaiist Church of Di-s Moines, pro
poses shortly to start on another tour
around the wotld.
Sneer not at old clothes. They are of
ten made holy by long sacrifices, by care
ful toldiogs away, that they may last un
til the dear ones are provided for. If
many an old coat could speak, what tales
it would tell of the nubia heart under
neat h ! -
It is reported that at the government,
bakeiy at Washington was.tried the ex
p -riinejit of se wtg how many loaves of
bread could be tirade from a single barrel
of flour, the loaves weighing one pound
each when taken from the oven The
result is said to have been eight hund
red and two loaves; or a little more than
four loaves for each pound of flour.
"Soothed with the left hand of a
mule," is the way they record the sud
den demise of lour Savannah men.
At weddings in Oshko.h, Wisconsin,
where chewing gum is the only amuse
ment, the bride and groom, to show im
plicit faith in each other put their arms
around each other's waists and swap cuds
One of our diatingui-hed medical pro
fessors, a short time ago. was called upon
to examine the chest of a young male
consumptive I vug in an up country town
While the scientific proce. dings were go
ing on an old independent l.-dy watched
tht proceedings frum tint chimney corn
er with luaiktd interest as she pitied
her pipe and cut her eye at the doc:or in
her peculiar arid personal way. Said the
learned physician, with a side glance at
the o!d lady, a he. tapped his hind over
the breast of his patient, "As you area
younir tretit'cuviii, 1 -Viai! i)t. ,e careful
where l'foui-h you. Were you a delicate
ia ly, it w iuid Ik extremely different."
"'Von" re a bar!'' came in sharp tones
fom the hufy in the corner. x"lfitwas
tic of our pood lookii g girls here, you'd
hive .voir hand all over her chest, as
you call it, in less than fifteen seconds.
The Tribune fv-, in reply to our no
tice of its, fix dollar bill tor printing the
Governor's thanksgiving proclamation."
says: The above is. false, and such state
ments wwuld only be mad: by disap
pointed demagogues orcorrupt journals."
Our information proceeds from the
highest authority, and if it was untrue,
we are exceedingly sorry that any mis
chievious ra-cal should send in a bill
against the Suite without the knowledge
; of the Triliuuc business manager, but
in the name of the "Tribune Printing
Co." Our contemporary has perhaps
been victimized and the bill may be a
' forgery . Wc suggest that the handwrit
ing be examined with a ruiero-cope.
Tho monument to General McPherson,
at Clyde, Ohio, his former home, will be
ahout ten feet high, an! the horse and
rider about fifteen feet high. These are
to be placed upon a granite pedestal,
making the totul heght of the monument
about thirty feet. The Government has
donated 40 brass cannons for it.
An inveterate bachelor, who wa asked
by a romantic young lady "why he did
not secure some fond one's company in
his voyage on the ocan of life, replied :
I would if I were' sure such au ocean
would be pacific !"
A table just printed of the daily wages
paid in this country for mechanical lab
or show., that for nearly all kindsof handi
craft, work, to the aveiage rate of wages
is higher in th-i New England States than
the middle, the Western, or the South
Gen. G ant say in his late me-ssge
that "ag -.culture is thij troHin! work of
our prosperity." No doubt of ir. and
the more the ground is worked, the
greater the prosperity.
Horace Greely has been delivering a
lecture on Wit. bnt he done a better
thing, in presenting to he Boston "Wo
man's Suffi age Fair" a cradle! Good
A Long island farmer has sued his
wife for a divorce, because, after coming
to New York and listening to a lecture
in favor of free love, .she in isted upon
hailing every man who passed the house
and inviting him to have a talk.
"Why, P-mily. how do you do?" "I
am very well, Julia. I celebrated my
wooden wedding last week." "Why.
didn't kt.ow you wete married. How
did you celebrate it?'' "By marrying
The pastor in one of the churches in
Syracuse, was catechi ing the pupils of
the Sabbath school, and asked, among
other questions, "Where is G(h1?'
Various answers were returned by
the children, after which the minister
proceeded to speak of the omnipresence
of the Deity, con.-luding his remarks
with the admonition:
"I'emeiiiber dear children, that God
The words hid hardly ovcaped his
lips when a logui.h little fellow rose up
and said : --,'-"Please
sir, did j'ou say tha? God was
"Ves, my son; everywhere."
"Is he in mv nocket ? '
'VVol1 T -iiPca I'rn rnt rnn there."
i .. .... - - t --,
t wan tbe tnuuiphan- retort, causp.l am t
Editors Herald. lam in receipt
of a letter from the Hon. J. H. War
wick, in which he states that he will
visit I'lattsmouth on the 23d of January
proximo, in., ease the. citizens should
evince anyd-ewire to hear him. His sub
ject fr that occasion- will probibly bo
"An evening with Shakspaare aud the
Poets." Thi- lecture, as those of 'our
citizens who were fortunate enough to
hear h.ru last winter will bear testimony,
w-dl furnish a rich and rare treat. It
wdl afford Mr. Warwick pleasure to visit
Plattsmouth this winter, and it is to be
the people will encourage his
J. N Wise.
Carruth makes all styles of pictures
at prices to suit the times.
Wc will receive Corn at market price,
for a limited time, on either old or new
subscriptions. Farmers will please take
If you want to send for your friends
from the old country, or take a trip
there, go to Edward Wilson, Ticket
Agent, I'lattsmouth Depot, who can is
sue through tickets to and from Liver
pool, Queenstown, Dcrry, Glasgow, Ant
werp, Christiana, Gothenberg, Copen
hagen, Paris, &c, &c.
Through tickets, Liverpool to Platls
mouth., $f8.35, and from other places
in proportion. dec7d&wlm.
Carruth makes fine
The day was observed iu our city quite
generally. The various churches held
appropriate service, the Christmas trees
were well filled, and everything passed
off as becomes a civilized and Christian
people. There was a time when Christ
mas was spent in the west in drinking
and carousing ; but we are glad to note
that all that has passed away and we
now find no more drinking and boister
ous conduct on Christmas day than any
other, and hardly so much. People
learn to enjoy themselves in a more ra
tional manner, and one more becoming
Infants The most irritable and
restless of these tender little household
bud-, nre charmed as it were into quiet
and sweet repose, by using Mrs. Whit
At a regular meeting cf Nebraska
Chapter No. 3. R. A. M., held last even
ing, the following officers were elected
for the ensuing Masonic year:
M. E. H. P R. R. Livingston.
E. K. J. N. Wise.
E S. E. T. Duke.
Treas. Jacob Va'lcry, Jr.
Secy Herman Newman.
John Aritey Guard.
The Iiista'lation will take place at the
next regular convocation.
An effort, is being made (it is gravely
asserted,) ti revive the brocades worn
by our grandmothers. If brocades can
not o. revived our grandmothers may
be, by drinking the exhilirating teas of
th U nre I Spates Tea Co., sold here at
New York prices by
Gurtl ! AN Hl'BF.riTY.
Main st. Piattsmouth.
riKE ai kock aurrs.
Kaoml Library Itcat rojrcd.
Wc ham from B. S. Ramsey, Esq.,
of Rock Bluffs, that a fire broke out in
Naomi Institute about nine o'clock last
night, which came near destroying the
entire structure. The library was en
tirely destroyed, and some damage was
done the building how much was not
definitely known when our informant
left there. .Mr. Itamsjy has prom
ised us full particulars in a communica
tion. AN A fCII EXT.
About one p. m. j-csterday a team be
longing to O. M. Straight, Esq., got
loose near the B. & M. passenger depot
and ran down the track to Main Street,
and thence south on second street.
W'hen about opposite the New York
Store they struck Mr. W. Mickelwait,
ran completely over him, bruising him
quite severely. He was picked up in
sensible and carried into the New York
Store, where restoratives were applied
and a Surgeon was called. He was soon
after removed to his residence on Third
street. The tongue of the sleigh struck
hiuion the back and glanced up between
his shoulders bruising him very much.
He is not considered dangerous, although
it will require time for recovery from the
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy is no
Patent Medicine humhug gotten up to
dnpe the ignorant and credulous, nor is
it represented as being "composed of
tare and preei us sub-tances, brought
from the four corners of the earth, car
ried seven times across the Great Desert
of Saharah, on the backs of fourteen
can. el, and brought across the Atlantic
Oivati on two ships." It is a mild,
soothing, pleasant Remedy, a perfect
spwifit: for Chronic Nasal Catarrh,
"Cold in the Head," and kindred dis
eases. The proprietor, R. V. Pierce,
M D. of Buffalo, N. Y., (whose pri
vate Government stamp is on every
package of the Genuine.) offers are
ward of $5tM) for a case of Catarrh lie
cannot cure. For sale by druggists.
Sent by mail, postpaid, for -ixty cents.
A ldre-s the proprictot as above.
Dec 2G. d&wlw
wm m '
Notice. All perrons indebted, by
either note or accounts, to the old firm
of W hite & Spiers, are hereby notified
i hat it is necessary that ail such should
be p vi I -efiire th 1st day tf January
next, or steps wi 1 be taken to collect
them according to law.
F; S. WniTE,
declod&w2g A. Spiers.
Drop in at the Star Bakery, corner
Main and Sixth streets aud see what
they have ia the Bakery and Refresh
ment line. It makes no uiuerence
T 1 ....... I,;,.. nnt onll
wneiiier you uuj nuj"'u , x
aml Faik. . tursli9dtf.
Al! l-'-iriiea indebted ' to the under
signed are requested ' to settle tbe sums
immediately. I'AVIl JiLoYD,
Mount Pleasant Neb. dec8diw3w
Wanted A girl to do general house
work. Wages $3 50 per week. Apply-
to r. V. V llOLBUOOii.
See advertisement of Dr. Brut' Dis
pensary, headed Book for the Million
ti. .s - . , , T,
.jarringe uuiae in anoincr coiuiun. i
should be read by all. decliifcwly
"AFTER TUB FIRE"
Ofnct St. Tosiph Ftp. axdMarixr Is-Co.l
Sr. JorepU, Mo.. November !", JS71, J
To the PiiMic: In another column w
present to our policy holders and tin
ltublic in gtneral, a spicial statement
showing the condition of this company
on th; 15th day of November. 1S7J.
As considerable doubt sud exis s a t
the solvency of many ot the leading
companies, we refer to the subjoined
statemcMit with pr.de, and ask u careful
)rusal of the same. The fiict of our
laving a handsome surplus over and
above all liabilities before the great the,
and it being geneial'y known that our
losses were small, business commenced
pouring in from a majority of our agen
cies, immediately after the Chicagn fire,
and the" month of October has closed,
giving us over fifteen thousand dollars in
premiums, cr over three timtsa much
us the same month last year. This
large increase in premiums for Oc
tober, over the same month in the last
year, speaks volumes for the credit of
the company, and shows the value placed
upon our policies, both at home and
abroad, in such times of doubt as the
It is now definitely stated that fifty
seven (heretofore sound and reliable) in
surance companies have suspended, and
tha insurance journals speak in a manner
which warn us that the end is not yet.
Many cf the leading companies at the
cast are b this great calamity reduced
to an even footing with a number of
the medium -companies at the west, and
we now present our claims as beinir in
every respect as worthy of yo-.ir cr.nG
dencc, as these companies at the cast.
With the present adequate rates, eco
nomical management, and handsome
surplus over and above .all liabilities, we
enter the contest withthe full assurance
tbat the "St Joseph" stands second to
no company in the west.
GEO.' W. SAMUEL. President.
II. E. Palmer, Ag't, I'lattsmouth,
FACTS. This Company bas been do
ing a successful and profitable business
for the past four years.
It bas the largest cash surplus, over
arid above till liabilities, of any Agency
company in Missouri.
Over one hundred thousand dollars
have been promptly disbur-ed for losses.
It has never contested a single claim.
The Directors and Stockholders em
brace the wealthiest men in tho Missouri
It is managed by men of acknowledged
ability and long experience in the busi
ness. Its success in the past is a safe guar
antee for the future.
It employs nona but experienced
It does not insure "frame ranges,"
but accepts dwellings and first cla-s
brick mercantile risks at adeq.iate rates.
Its business is conducted on the prin
ciples of commercial honor.
Prompt and liberal adjustment of
losses a specialty with this company.
lake no chances on companies made
bankrupt by Chicaco fire, and procure a
policy in the "St. Joseph."
II. E. Palmer, Az't.,
dccSdiwlm Plats-mouth Neb.
TukTi-.l-th Ykrified In order to
convince our patrons at a distance that
our stock rotes (com ris:ng tl unpaid
portion ofourCa tialj are, beyond ques
tion as good as Govennent Bond to pay
losses wiih, if ever required, we solicited
an examination of the same by the Bank
ers of this city, ami herewith present
their letter, which must settle a 1 doubt,
if any exists :
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 17. 1871.
To the Officers St. Joseph Fire and
Marine Insurance Co:
At your request, we, the andersign
ed Bankers of the City of St. Joseph,
have carefully exanined the stock notes
comprising the "unpaid" portion of the
stock of the Saint Jo.-eph Fire and Ma
rine Insurance Company, located in this
city, and find them all to be well secured,
either by Deed of Trust on Real Estate,
or by three responsible name, and re
gard them as first class bankable paper,
and as such; would not hesitate to dis
count any portion of them at either of
the Banks reprasented by us.
A. Beattie, Banker. John Colhoun,
Cashier Colhoun Bank Jos. C. Hull,
Cashier First National bank. A. M.
Saxton. President State National bank.
I. G Kappncr, Cashier German Sav
ings Bank. John Williams, Cashier
II. E. Palmer Act.
Dec. 8 d&w lm
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January No. for 1872.
J. P. A. Muhr.
Agent, I'lattsmouth, Neb.
AT O T 1 C
TO BUILDliRS OTHERS
THE PLATTSMOUTH STONE
Are prepared to suppl the public with lime of
lh.3 beit quality, ut their wurks, at the rate of
T hirty cent per Bushel
And when barrelled twenty-five eent extra
will be t barged per hirr-el.
Order can be left with J. W. Shannon. Tlatt
mouth. N'eknka. or d Jreel Ut the subscri
ber Box 610. flatUtuovth N5b.
J. U. LAMB. Prei't.
Pltt3outb. 6lona and Lime Co.
A N D
WALL PAPER tf.
:-.r " i ". ... rzrA .i ' "3
All Paper Trimmed free of
Pre'friptior.i carefully compoursded by aoez- -perienced
liemeiaber the r-iare. threedonrs re?t of tbe--IleratJ
office; Platt-mouth. Nebraska.
JVifcn Finish?r. a?iint John flos. Eruol.no
El'-'sn, nul Eugene Amour, Delor.luni.
Nolioo i herebr rivea that I wilt oflVr (Vr
j.ilc at imbliu iu.ii-in at. tho fruit door of flu
Co- rt llouo in fiiUmnn: h. 'uss County. Nca
rupioi. on on:lay tin ''.'Ax tiny of Jununry A.
D. ISTInt tho hour of Id ..'cl it A.M. of aaid
dy the following P."-! Ks-ri-o to it:
The uu livi .'oi ono halt' 1 i I of tin; north hn' f
(Z of lot No. fix ( in Vuj'-M No thirty-two '32
in the city of Plutt'tnoTuh, Cat's County Neb
r.ir.Un. to bo sold ns the pr.ip rty of JcU: flti'.
and Kmoline I i oj. on fin ord:-r of io in f.ivor
of John Finisher. Nud Vy the Ilisiric 0 i-rt
of the L'r.d .1 u'li'-i il Jjirirt within u:il lor Gum
County ebni-kn. and to mo diected tut .-lit riff
ot m I Coun'y.
Oivcn under iny tan 1 tti 27th d;v of Decem
ber AD. 1S71 J. W. Jtiil.VSOV.
hcrifT Caxs County ehrusita,
Max-weil A Chapman Att'vti fur ritff.
Doc IS 5
Nueko!i. Garrison and Jon". Exention,
Notice i hereby (piven th;C, I will oHVr f.ir
sale at puoli.; auction, at the front door of tbe
court house, in l'lnttrm uth. Ci'i county.
braxka. on Mend y. the -D.h ' of .(urinary,
A. U- 1S"2. at the hour of 11 o'clock a. u. of tai j
Uuv. the following real eetiit!, to- wit:
'i'ho undivided one-half Jji of lot No. f.rc('),
in block No, thirty-four ''. in lh city of
IMattsinouth. coun'y. Nrl.rjika. it i i
nuted upon the rrcordwi p-Kt cf raid city.
Levied upon a the property of O.'miibaf
Nuckol . on an exenrion lavr r r f J. y A.
Owen, issued by the clerk of tho lli -irict court,
rf th county if n-i. aud to rue uircclo 1 m'
Shi-ritf of rid connty.
tiiven under lay hand thi 27th d ' of Des
A. D. 1S71. J.W.JUHVSO'.-.
.Sheriff Chm County. Nebrataa.
Mnxwnll k Lbupui.m. At'.'y lor l'l'ff.
Dec. iS. w5
GRAND. SQUA Ii AND UPHIUHT
Balt :nr MtVLi55. ,
Thene Ic' Knientl have been t-efore the TuV
lic tor nearly thirty yrar'. rfi.il upn their f I -cell
nee al.-ne attained an vnpu eh-itr-i T
cuiiner.ee. uhich p-ououuots litem uuiqual4
in Tone. Tiivh,
Workni-'nattip an-l lurahili'y.
5A11 our ij-rc 1'iano- bave "U New Ta-
C roved Overi'tiuiiK' scale and the ttfritff., 1 -!e.
tTWeww'd rail fpchil attention to oat
Lite Patented Improve i eot in Crnrt Henri
and Scuare Gr.ndl found in no oilier I ario.
which bring tbe r iuno nearer perlvciion than
hai vet been attained.
A'trr, PIANO FuVy Warrnntrd f:r Vrirjre-
vA Cst lorif and price list prompt
ly furnirheiion application to
WM. KN ABE A CO.. Baltimore, Mi.
Or any of f or regu'ar otablUae.t agene ea.
$3. B. MURPHY,
fj'i Manururer cf f:5?-rj
IgAND DKALJ2R I N "13
Jpariuss, Sfabblts, IJriblrs,
Blankets, limbics, &e.
B2 sma ol one j
Promptly Executed. All work Warrettel.
-FlNE HARNESS A SPECIALITY.
Nov. 30 vrtf riattfmoulh, Neb
SIXTY FIVE 1st PRIZZ MF.0AL3 AWA3CE -)
W-r """ At ANT K A CTO I! T. 1
MACHINE iKOP! '
Way man Curtix.
Repairer of Steam Engine. Boiler, S and
Oaf and Steam Fitti.i?', Wrought Iron Pipe. .
Force and Tift Pumps, Steain Oaugei, aiatoce y
Valve Governor, and all kiodi of
Brass Engine Fitting s,
furniihed on short cot ire.
Repair! aaert otie.
NEW BOOK every one auould poiaeas.
FIRST HELP IN ACCIDENTS AND
A Gu da in the ab nee of Medical Aritanc
Paliiii'heO wi.h the approval ol lUo bent Medi
The fullowingare ome of i'f rubjec; :
Bites. Bleeding. Broken Cone. IJruio,
Bura. Clu'kinc. (. bolera. Cold. Con':io-i..u,
D Klocati n. Drowning. Dynentery. Keren",
print rec, lleng.iig. N uixing. Poisoning, .cald -ing.
raali-pox,S. ruins, &uUocali-u. AuusLroke, '
Thia rolumc. written by eminent f hyuieians.
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