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ITasonry Amn( .vres.
BT WILLIAM ROUNSEYILIX.
It is a claim which Masonry pats forth
that itV members are found among all
nstinudbsv c:?iJiaeii rneo. This claim for
it universality U well supported, an 1
eveti anuDf garage tribes distinct traces
of it ba.v been f'ouud. The following
narrative, related to the writer many
years ago by an old sea captain, who
then traded to the Pacific, will bhow
that inr the least expected ptaces Mason
ry crcrp cut, and that even among sava
ges its benign and humanizing effect are
maintained. We give, the incident as
near as posiL!e in the language of the
principal actcr, after the lapse of so
' "l was in command of a brig which
sailed for. the Pacific coasi far a cargo of
hidea, , but finding it impossible to pro
curs it, and having an opportunity to
iij a cargo to the Sandwich Island?, I
abandoned' the original intention ap'i
Bailed lor the Islands. The voyage was
prosperous, and an offer wa3 received at
the Sandwich Islands for a freight for
New Zealand, on terms that I did not
feel frea to refuse, and accordingly we
tailed for those islands. ' V had dis
charged our freight and were about to
return to the Sandwich Islands in bal
last, when it became necessary to take in
a supply of water for the use of the
brig. To obtain tlu, we were compelled
to po n.bere in boats, taking our casks
alung, and after landing, to proceed
around the point or spur of a bin If
about a tniio from the shore, which com
pletely hid tha men engaged in getting
water from the vesjcl, which laid oil the
shore about a mile and a quarter.
"Early in the morning a boat's crew of
ten men were sent off for the water. I
followed them with my glass until they
pa.seJ out of sight behind tho blnff.
They were expected to returu by noon,
but that hour passed aad still there were
no indications from them. To heighten
tay aaiiety ' nud increase my apprehen
oasl had noticed during tha forenoon
a largo number of natives in the vicinity
of tho way by which the men approached
the spring, armed after the manner of
their nation, with war-clubs. The after
noon wad'-. nearly half tpent, and my
anxiety became so great, that I concluded
to tak aootber boat and go myself in
pursuit of my men. Accordingly, with
a crew of like number with the first, the
boat waa launched and we were quickly
eu thore. Tho two men who had been
1 jfi to tak care of the first, boat were
equally ignorant of the whereabouts of
thoir companions with ourselves, and we
had nothing to do but press forward.
"Leaving two more to watch the two
beat:, with orders to push off to the brig
rather than allow them to fall into the
hands of the Batives, Tfith tho other ten
men I directed my course to tho spring.
In order to curtail the distance as much
as possible, we passed over instead of
going around the point of bluff before
spoken of. "When we arrived at its sum
mit I was astonbhel and dismayed to
' see my boat's crew eurrounded by about
a hundred warriors, engaged in defend
ing themselves as best they could with
suoh arms as they could improvise, and
in fact in the midst ef a rather warm as
well as dangeroai encounter.
"Determined to be in the fight against
whatever odds might be brought to bear
upon us, if it most be a fight, and still .
anxious to prevent bloodshed if it was
possible, I called to my men to follow
and dashed down the declivity at the top
of my speed. The men responded nobly
and were close at my heels when I ar
rived at the scene of action. As 1 was
" anxieus to stop the fighting, if possible,
I inveluntariiy placed my hands in the
most ' natural position on such an occa
sion that could ba adopted, and which
every Mason will understand without
" description. A grim looking chief had
raised his war club to fell me to the
earth, and I really thought that the bar
barians would makn a sappar off ef my
carcass. When ho taw the position I
had assumed, the elub was instantly low
ered to the earth, tho chief caught my
hand, and if ever a moital was aston
ished that mortal was myself when he
gave me the mystio grip of a Master.
Mason ! At his command the affray was
stopped not another blow was given
and aftf r Foma emanations bv the chief
to his followers, the whola band passed
me and gave me the 'grip and kigu' that
"But this was not all. They were our
friends and brothers, and acknowledging
tha tie, they conducted themselves as
such. The weapons and implements of
war were laid aside and the hundred
stout barbarians, wbo but a few mo
ments before had hoped to make a good
meal of us, were engaged tide by side
with my boats' crews in filling the casks
and rolling them to the beach, and the
evening sun had not descended behind
the mountains in the interior of the
island, before all of our casks, filled by
friendly hands, were safely on board our
boats and on the way to our vessel.
, . "Of course we understood no word of
their native language and could commu
nicate with them only by signs. - These
they understood with difficulty, except
those which peTtained to Masonry.
These were as familiar to them as to
me, and that they not only understood
the Masonic, but also their moral sig
nification, their conduct abundantly
"Whether these savages even then
and eince cannibals were instructed by
some member of the Craft who had been
left among them, or they procured their
knowledge of the "moral art" from
ships which at long intervals stopped
. u t i . - i
: ever their knowledge of the secrets of
Freemasonry was obtained, that knowl
edge saved myself and companions from
being cooked for the suppers of those
whom Masonry caused to regard ua as
friends. Whoever it was that communi
cated the information,- though it is quite
; possible that it was done irregularly, to
' tha latest period of my life I shall say
witn an tne xervor or wnicn my eoui in
capable : 'God bless him 1 ' ""
A rrjarr put to Sham.
Soon after tha commencement ef tho
: "Morgan affair' in western New 5Torb,
sundry individuals pretending to be re
nouncing masons perambulated the
country and exhibited what purported
to be the forms, ceremonies and ritual of
Freemasonry. Among these was a man
' named Harlow O. Witherell, wh pro
fessed to have taken the first seven de
grees and to be able to communicate
them in what ho ealled "due form." He
exhibited several time3 in Tompkin"
county where tha writer was then resid
ing, and created quite a furore against
the order. On one occasion he.wa
holding forth in the town of Caroline, in
the above named county. There were
probably not a doten masons in the
township and he had it pretty mueh his
own way. aa very few members or the
fraternity attended, or troubled them-
Belre about the matter.
Lut on the ochoo referred to,
-.:.. u.a r.ntti!rl unoaanold
anna in. H -..- ,
-bob named McAllister to see the exhibi-
tinn. lie was an . iuKrw
.afnral tal?nt. "ft little
nstDarinA Still Huff
in bis . manners.
'.Tho old man sat
with his head resting
i . h
his elbows on
; . n.fc - tiiildea so that no
EDS', us r : v
f m r.. l i? t o whts. The show
proceeded as usual and at the closo With
erell gave an invitation for any ono who
choie to controvert or confirm the exhi
bition which he had presented. McAll
ister did not zcove from his position un
til loud calls were made for him from
ail parts of the house.' Then ha slowly
raised his gaunt form to a perpendicular
and nxing his keen eye upon the exhibi
tor, for a moment stood in iience. Then
he very deliberately asked:
"Mr. Witherell, I understaad you to
say that what you hare shown us here
to night is the first 60vcn degrees of ma
"Assuredly," was th prompt repty,
"I also understand," continued the
questioner "that you have voluntarily
taken upon yourself those oaths which
you have pronounced here?"'
"I have sir!" again came forth with
"Then," continued the old reason,
"will you tell this audieaca whether you
perjured youreIf then cr whether jou
only lie now?"
The effect can scarcely bo conceived.
The audience shouted and applauded
for eotae minute, during which a lame
attempt was made to ward off the terrible
Mw, and the meeting broke up with
cheers for McAllister and his institution.
The perjurer or liar, whichever he was,
exhibited no more. We- Koucaeville
in the Masonic Trowel
PI A It SI TH AIS.
ft I Speech at the Aldlna OInner, w
The proprietors of tha Aldine on Fri
day evening gave a reception at the St
James Hotel, New York, at which were
present a large number of distinguished
journali;ts, Vice President Colfax prci-
dcd. Mark lwam spoke substantially
as follow?: . .
Gentlemen: I would rather address
a stsg dinner party tban any other assem
blage in the wgrld laughter For the
reason that when you make a point, those
who have been listening always applaud,
and thosa who havo been talking to each
other and did not hear it, applaud louder
than anybedy else laughter and if I
only had a speech prepared for this occa
sion, I would take genuino delight in de
livering it. laughter. But I got the
notification to be present at this dinner
this morning, or pay what I owed to the
Aldine establishment laughter and
I bad to leave half an hour after that in
order to rnako this trip, so I had no op
portunity of preparing a speech and I am
not one ofthoso geniuses who can make
a speech impromptu. I have made a
great many happy impromptu speeches,
but I bid time to prepare them, laugh
ter. Now, it is singular, but I suppo. o
that, but for a circumstance which hap
pened when I was fourteen years of age
I might have rushed blindly into real
impromptu speeches and iniure myself a
good deal. Laughter. This circum
stance, which happened when I was four
teen years of age, has always protected
me against anything of that kind, and it
has led me to think a good deal now, I
don't tl iik a good deal generally laugh
ter ef what may jrobably be the mov
ing springs of human action. I put that
in marely because it is a good expression.
Laughter. Now the thing that mad
the deepest impression on ray mind, and
has lasted until this moment, was a mat
ter in itself trivial. It occurred when I
was a boy and. it has protected mo up to
this time against making a speech when
I hadn't a speech . prepared. It was a
remark made by a friend. He said: "I
could have catched them cats if I had
had on a good ready." Laughter.
Now, at first glance that don t appear to
convey an idea, but it does, and the meat
of it is this; don't do anything hurriedly,
den t do a thing unless you are prepared
to do it: therefore, until this moment, I
never havo made a speech unless I had
that speech all set down and ready. 1 Ins
incident is of no consequence to you at
all. and I never made a speech in my
life unless I tried to incalculate a moral,
laughter. unless I tried to convey an
instruction, and if I can make you better
than you are laughter it is not for me
to say there is room for it, thooph I sup
pose there is. Laughter. If I can
make you wiser than you are, or if I can
protect you in after life as I have been
protected, let me do it here, even if I
perish on the spot. Laughter.
The following amusing description, by
John Phoenix, of a new idea in artillery
wa3 evidently suggested by the mounted
howitzers used in tha Abyssinian wan
"Oiit ia a certain western fort, some
time ago, the major conceived the idea
that artillery might be used effectively in
fighting with the Indians by dispensing
with gun-carriages and fastening tho can
non upon backs of mules. So he explain
ed his views to the commandant, and it
was determined to try the experiment
A howitzer was selected and strapped up
on an ambulance mule, with the muzzle
pointed toward the tail. When they had
secured the gun, and loaded it with ball
cartridge, they led that calm and stead
fast mule out on the bluff and set up a
target in the middle of the river to prac
tice at. The rear of the mule was turned
toward the target.and he" was backed
gently up to the edge of the bluff. .The
officers stood around in a semicircle,
while the major went up and inserted a
time-fuse in the touch-hole of the howit
zer. When the fuse was ready, the ma
jor litit and retired. In a minute or two
the hitherto unruffled mule heard the
fizzing back there on his neck,, and it
made him uneasy. Ha reached his head
around to ascertain what was going on,
and, as he did so, hU body turned and
the howitzer began to sweep around the
horizon. The mule at last became excit
ed and his curiosity grew more and more
intense, and in a second or two he was
standing with his four legs in a bunch,
making six revolutions a minute, and the
howitzer, understand threatening sudden
death to every man within half a mile.
The commandant was observed to climb
suddenly up a tree; the lieutenants were
seen sliding over the bluff into the river
as if they didn't care at all about the
high price of uniforms; the adjutant
made good time toward tho fort; tho
eargeant began to throw up breastworks
with his bayonet, and the major rolled
over the eround and groaned. In two
r three minutes there was a puff of
smoke, a dull thud, and the mule eh!
where was he? A solitary jackass might
have been seen turning successive back
somersaults over the bluff, only to reBt at
anchor, finally, with his howitzer at the
bottom of the river, whilo the ball went
off toward the fort, hit the chimney in
the major's quartors, and rattled the
adobe bricks down into the parlor, and
frightened the major's wife into convul
sions. They do not allude to it now, and
no report of the results of the experi
ment waa ever sent to the War Depart
ment." It is said of Ethan Allen that he once
attended a church where tha minister
made an estimate, the resnlt of which
was that out of the whole human race
not more than one in one thousand
weuld be saved. On the arnouncement
of tha result, Allen took his hat and
walked out., sayinz as he went : "Gentle
men, if any of you want my chanee you
are welcome to it. It is not worth stay
It is said thst cork screws have sunk
more than cork-jackets have ever saved.
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Keep on hand a Large Stock of
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And Other First-Class Cooking
AH kinrli -
CoaJ or Wood kept on hand.
JOB WORK OF ALL KINDS DONE.
Stiring and Breaking Plows
At Net Cost for Cash,
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And dealer in all kinds of
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v main 8TBCIT, (third door east of P 0
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The Two Most Successful
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Both are of the Sirap'cst Construction, and
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In ufingp.n Epicure Broiler you are always
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r .Bedding Plants. .
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and propose to sell them at reasonable prices,
lie sure and send for my -
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Then give iu your orders, and I feel oonfideat
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Address. W.J. HESSER. "
reb. 13 d&wtf. PUtUmouth. Mob-
A LL persons indehud tons, either by note
I V or book account, are notified that settle
Kent most be made by the first day of January
nest, or we will be ooupellad to place the same
ia the hands of the proper officer for collection
IFe mutt kao . monry, and our friends wil
pleas make a note of this, and govern them
rtives aocordifiv. VAiuaara A Rcr was
" AND "
EPICURE BROILERS !
I. Wuan. rrwWtor. R. H. McDoa.l C. Iwri I
fa. IpW, Su mi, Cel., an M Cummin, ami, M.
, KILZIONS Boar Testimony ( .(bolt
Wonderful Cat-atlve Effects.
They are not a vil 'Fancy Drink, Uade of Foot
Kara, Whiskey, Proof Spirits nasi Kofaao
Llqnora doctored, spiced and sweetened to please tha
butts, called " Tort Lbs, "Appetiser-." 'Ilsstorri,naVa.l
that lead tha tippler on to drunkenness and ruin, but ara
true Medicine, mads from tbssative Boots and Herbs
af California, freo from all AlcoboIIo Stlmn
lanta. They are the GREAT I1I.OOU PUlITa
FIE Rand A 1.1 FK OIVINU PRINCIPLE,
ft perfect Renovator and Invtgorator of the BysUm,
carrying oil all poiesaons matter and restoring theblood
to a healthy condition. No person can take these Bit
ten according to directions and remain long nnwall.
provided their bones are not destroyed by mineral
poison or other means, and the vital organs wasted
beyond the point of repair.
They are tt nentle Porgatlve as well aa a
Temlc, poaaessing, also, the peculiar merit ot aoting
as a powerful agent in relieving Congestion or InOams
nation ot the Liver, and all the Visceral Organs.
FOR FEMALE COMPUIHTb, In young o
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tha tarn of life, these Tonie Bitters have no equal.
For Inflammatory and Ckron!cRboaina
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Billons, Remittent and Intermittent Fe
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sncoeaafal. Sack Diseases are canard by Vitiated
Blood, which is generally prodnecd by derangement
ef the Digestive Organs.
DYSPEPSIA OR INDIGESTION. Bead.
tohs. Fain In the Shoulders, Conghs, Tightness of the
Chest, Dizziness, Eonr ruetitfona of the Stomach,
bad Tests in the Mouth. Bilious Attacks, Palpitation el
the Heart, Inflammation of the Lungs, Pain in the re
gions of ths BJdnsrs, and a hundred other painful symp
toms, are the offsprings of Dyspepsia.
They invlrorate the Stomach and atlmulata the torpid
Liver and Bowels, which render them of unequalled
tOeaey In cleansing the blood of all impurities, aad im
parting new life and rigor to the whole rtem.
FOR SKIN DISEASES, eruptions. Tetter. Salt
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fiseaes of the bkin. of wliatv-r name or nature, are
lteral!v dug up and carried oat of the system to a short
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Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever yon And its ia
purities bursting through the ekin in Pimples, Erup
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Fin, Tape, and other Worms, lurking ia ths
lystetn of so many thousands, are effectually destroyed
snd removed. Ssys a distinguished physiologist,
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earth whose body Is exempt from the preaenee of
worms. It Is not npon ths healthy elements of the
bodj that worma exist, but uooa the disessed humors
and slimy deposits that breed these Urine monsters of
disease. No Srstem of Medicine, no vermifuges, no
anthelmintics will free the system from worms like
J. WALKER, Proprietor. TL. H. McDOITALD dr CO
Druggists snd tten. Agents, San Francisco. California,
ana i ana s commerce ctrset, new xors.
CsfeOLD BY AU DEC 0 GISTS AND AXJtK8.
We are opening an
Stock of fall and
Winter goods, . purchas
Early largely and
We buy from first .
Class houses, invariably
For cash, and have afl
The advantages ofae,r t -
Propose to giro our
Customers goods at
Prices we know must
- Come, '
And be convinced that
Our stock is complete
; " .- - -, . , -
And the place to purchase
Dry Good Notions,1
Boots, Shoes, Groceries,
Is at Clark & Plummet's
Main Stree. opposite
Office of Comptroller of the
Washington, January. 2nd 1872.
WHEREAS by satisfactory evidence pre
sented to the undersigned, it nan been mads to
aprear that "THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Ob' PLATTSMOUTH" in the City of Platta
tnonth. in the county of Cass, and State of
Nebraska, has been duly organized under and
according to the requireTieDts ot tho Act of
Congress entitled "An act to provide a Nation
al Currency, secured by a pledge of United
States bonds, and to provide for the circulation
and redemption thereof," approved Jan 3rd
1S)'4, and has complied with all tha provisions
of said Act required to bo complied with before
commencing the business of Banking under
"SQW'TIIEREFORE I. miand R. Hulburd
Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby oertify
that 1 ha Firot National Bank of Plattsmouth.
in the City of Flattsrnouth, in the county of
Cass, and State of Nebraska, is authorised to
commence the business of Banking under the
. In TftimoHy Whereof witness my
T O hand and seal of office this 2nd
UU. day of January 18"2.
HLLAND R. HULBURD.
(No 1314) " Cctuptrolier of the Ourreney.
' u6dahm . .. -
FALL AND WINTER
GREAT RUSH ! LARGE CROWDS I !
- Everybody, and more too. are goin to
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To bay their
N EW YOEK STOEEv
The best and most eomplete
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Are now on exhibition tt the New York Store, at greatly reduced prices. We call partisular
attention to our new styles of .
DELAINS, GINGHAMS, -BROWN
. liLEACHED COTTONS,
CLARK'S NEW THREAD,
COTTON YAR 4S, BOOTS AND SHOE
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dividends on the
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1st. This ia a Western Company, manazed by Western men. whose known finanancial charae
ter, ability and position, afford ample guaranty
3d. Premium all casl. It receives no notes
za. iu roiices are an nou.iuririiinc.
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4tn. it tins no restriction upon travel.
5th. Its dividends are made upon the contribution plan.
6th. Its business U exclueeivly life insurarce.
Are the accumulation of interest udoii nremlums raid, hence the Comnanv that loan its assets
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The advantage of Western investments to the policy holder appears in tha following ; startlinf
figures: The amount of 1.000, invested for fifty years at
6 per cent, compound interest, is g 18.420.lo
8 .. .... 4(-,,i.64
10 " " " 117,360.85
, 12 M .... 318.068.00
It Is obviooa that this company offers greater financial advantages and inducements te the
policy-holder than any other company in distance
II D Mackay. President,
T M .wn Vix.PrOt.irlonf
George A Moore, Secretary,
J Jones, Ass't Secretary,
II L Newman, Treasurer
Cr J L Wever. ti ed. a) 'tor.
D Sh're. Leavenworth. Kan.
H D Mcckay, Leavenworth Kan.
D il Swan,
W G Coffin.
Geo A Moore,
D W Powers, "
Geo L Davis, St. Louw. Mo
K Hastings, ' " '
II R Hammond "
Thos Oarnoy. "
il biriokler. Junction City
Chas Robinson, Law ran ue,
41 It ilorgan
Gen. Affentfor Nebraska and tfortliern.lLausai
W. MARSHALL, Affent.
B LIVIHGSTON. Med Examine
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JTJSTDS LAWRENCE. President. J. P. ROGERS. Secretary.
$2ntcr prising, Economical, lAheral,
77unber Policies issued to Jan. I. 1872 ......
Number Policies issued and revived in 1871.
ASSETTS. Jan. 1,1872
This Company ia Purely Mutual in its operations, dividing its entire surplus among its Poli
cy holders, annuallv. on the "Contribution Plan." and has a larger business and a lower ratio of
expense to income, than have ever been attained by any other Company at a Corresponding
period in its history. , ' . . , -
Its total Assets are sufficient to discharge all liabilities, including re-msuranoe. pay back all
its stock capi' al, and leave as a balance more than a MILLION of earned surplus.
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7MU3ICAL INSTRUMENTS TSiW
Advantage to the Policy Holders
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n A Calkins, General Agent,
W E Harvey, Con. Actuar,
T X llurd. Attorney.
TI L Newman Lea re worthK
W E Chembcrlain.
T A Hard, I"
E 11 Allen, .. ..
C A T'crry, Weston, Mo,
G W Veal, Topeka, Kansas.
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A Lecture on the Nature, Treatment, and
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Symptoms o.' liver oom
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