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Piattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, June 27. 1872.
A I Law nml Solicitors in Ca&acery. l'latta
mouth, Nebraska. OCiee in Fit-tfiral l'jtiilock.
MARQUETrTsMITII A STAIiniRO-At-torrieyg
at La. I'ra-niee in u'.i the courts
fthe tate. Special mention given to collec
ticn ami matter of l'r'hitte
Office over the Tost Ofii ic PIattmouh, tb
17 OX Sc WHEKLF.Il Attorr.iv n Law. Spe
cial attctitiow given t-j prolate l u.-iiu-rs
and Iud I title o:ues. Olliee id the M.isonic
Llock. Main Street. Plattsiuouth. Nebraska.
1KESE A DKAPER Attorneys
IV 0 Slice
on Jlam street, uppofrite i.rooits
Special attention given to collection oreiinma
RR. LIVIXOaTON, rhyaiciau an l Sur-
teun, temlers his prot'ysKnHl pervierji to
the citizens of Caw county, Hesidi-noe southr-iot
cornerof Oak andi-ixth Ktreet,-!; office on Main
street, one door vrest of Lyman'o Lumber 1 urd
W. RAWLINS, Surireon and Thysician
Late a JSuraron-in-l'bief of the Army of
the Potomac, PlatNniouth. Ncbrrka. Oitice
at O. F. Johnrn lru ftore ilain street,
opposite Clark & Pluiiiiaern.
"V HEELER &BEXNKTT Real E-tate and
t Tax Paying Aeents, 'otirie PublieFirc,
and Lilo Insurance Aleuts,
H ELI'S PAINE tSancral Insurance Ajrcnt
1 Represents come of the uio:-t reliable Com-a-
ies in ihe United State?.
Oflico with L'aroetj & Pollock in Fitr-reralds
Block . fjauT'lA wtl'
JOIIX FITZGERALD Proi rietur
Main Street, Between 5th and tilh.St
NATION A L HOT EL-
CORNER MAIN AM) THIRD STS
BRKKD & FALL AN - - Pror rotors.
Just opened to the public, for both day and
week boarders. Tables set with the btst the
market a Kurds. Accomodation' second to none
iu the city. .li-.-K.il xi f
"E --v r 4 I ft I 4
yggjjyr1) e3taim.:?hed ix 1861.
SILVER AND PLATED WARE.
GOLD PKXS SPCTACLK"S.
VIOLIN STRINGS AND
FANCY tit oDS.
AVatchos. Clocksand Jewelry repaired neatly
nd 'wtlh di.-l-atch.
.Kemoved to opposite Platte Valiey Houc
Main Street. nov. H w tf.
rA N 1 ) D 1 : A L E 11 1 N x
harness, babbles, griMcs,
Blankets, Brushes, &c
H IK- B O 13 .-T5x SSL .es s. rvr x
Promptly Executed. All work Vv'arranted
5-FiNE HARNESS A SPECIAUTY.J
Nov. 30 wtf Piattsmouth. Neb
: AND PAPER. DEALER.
lost Oiiicc SSuildiug-.
PL ATTSMOUTH, NEB.
eSepts t. d JSlmband w tf.
CONRAD HEISEL ----- Proirietor.
Hour. Corn Meal. Feed. Ac Always on hand
and for Sale at lowest Cah Prices.
.The Highest prices paid for Wheat and
giayParticular attention piven to cus
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
OF PLATTSMOUTH NEBRASKA.
Tootle, Kanna & Clark.
JOHS FiTZt.FRAI.n. C.
Jons R. Clark. T.
W. Evans. .
This Bank is now open f r business at theit
new room, corner .Main and friT.tii (streets, and
ore prepared to transact a Ktneral
t r. nrilM.ln in anv part of the
United States and in all the principal towns
anil Cities of Europe.
C L L K T, It A T E D
;9A N 1)
E A 31 E R S.
t.: .H'SZl II i!;
.-:T.'to brinjr ott friends from
.a.. . - purchase ticket from Iu. through
.. . .ath. apiStf
CEDAR CREEK MILLS
Ii in running order now.-
bu?hcls of Wheat. Satisfaction will bo given
to customers in grinding ami sawitg.
' Flour, Corn meal, and Lumber, will be sold
Cheap for Cash.
Como one. Come all,, and give the Ccda
Creek Mill a trial.
Q.'t. 12th vr y
CITY Mb AT MARKET,
Plattinoulh; - IVcbraska.
The best of Frcli Meats always on hand i
Ilighest Prise Paid for Pat Cattle
IIighest Cash Price paid for green Hides.
IVayman i$ Curtis.
Repairer" of Staam Engines, Boilers, Saw and
G:ts and Sfentn Ftttiaf?, Wroufiht Iron Pipe,
Fcrec and Tilt Pumps, Steam Gauge?, alanc
Valve Governors, and all kinds of
Brass Engine Fittings,
furnished on short notice,
I'ctaU) on "bort notice.
Buying Your Green-house and
JRicn ic Garde us
East frr Plant. when yon can
ect just as eood tir less money nearer
h'nin". Tu my KUTtej-ous friends and patroTis I
would say that I have the largest and best
stock i'f plauts ever (.tiered for sale in the west
and propose to sell them at reasonable prices.
Be sure and tend fur my
ITcw Descriptive Catalogue
which wiil be pent free to all who apply for it
Then givo i.ie your orders, and 1 feel conS lent
I can s:itisti' you.
Ad. h ers. W. J. IIESSER.
Feb. 13 dAwtf Plattsmouth. Nob-
Fo'r Preserving and Eeiuslfyirg the HumanH air
To Prevent its Falling Out and Turning Gray.
A well-preserved Head of Hair, in a person of
middle age, at once bepeaks refinement, ele-
cancc. health and reauty. It may truly Lc
called Woman's Crowning Glory, while men
are not insensible to its advantages and charmst
Few things are more disgusting than thin.
frizzly, harsh, untamed Hair, with head and
eoat eavered with Dandruff. Visit a barber
and you feel and look like a new man. This is
what LYON'S KATHAIRON will do all the
time. The charm which lies in well placed
Ha'r. Glossy Curls, Luxuriant Tresses, and a
Clean Head, is noticeablo and irrcMstoidc.
Sold by all Druggists and Country Stores.
Jan, 23. dw lw every 3w
will furnish parties with stone for
building purposes at a reasonable price, at
my Quarries r delivered on the" cars at Louis-
ille station. The following kind of stone can
be had on fhort notice; sills, caps, perch rock.
ine or rod sand stone such a was used by the
B. & XI. R, R. in the construction of their tiono
work. All responsible orders, promptly filled.
J. T. A. HOOVER.
Louisville Station, Neb.
JPlattsm o u tU
ACADE M Y
Commences July 1st. 1872.
Chicaso Avenue, Ca.s county Nebraska.
Prof. Adolpherd'AlIemand, Proprietor
BT W. D. FIBKK.
Let parties make their usual fuss.
About L'lysses prate ;
Vet never has a Captain steered
Safer the Ship of State.
A modest, unassuming man.
Ever as true as steel ;
An honest, iaithiul officer,
Faithful through woe or weal.
The most unmercif 'ly abused
Art thou, Ulysses Grant ;
But then no injury can come
Fr jui such opposing cant.
To-day, as years agene, dos't thou
Remain that faultless being;
To A1.L the interests ofState,
Hast thou e'er been far-seeing.
Safely hast thou a Nation led
Through cruel War to Peace ;
i nd why cannot thy enemies,
Their piteous winnings cease?
Let Democrats or Liberals
Howl, as they surely will :
It will but be a waste of breath,
Ruler thou wilt be still.
All hail to thee, brave General 1
Thy friends will bo content.
To see thee justly crowned again,
"Our noble President."
From Hearth and Home.
The OUiee-NeoUor'H Soliloquy.
VKR-iBD BY ZOROASTER IIIUOIN3.
I never see seen politics, you know.
They're in tho dreadfutlcst kind o'mix,
And I'm in the tightest sort o fix, you know.
To tell which way to go.
Who d'ye think is the man that'll ho the
Lucky one. Grant, or old Greeley ?
I wish that I could only see the
End of all this crooked melee.
And then I wouldn't be slow
For the man that can give a P. ).
Grant's a m:ghty great commander, you know,
And when he got up his dander, you know.
He took to fire like a salamander, you know.
He fit and fit like Alexander, you know.
And he's paid part of tho debt.
Straight Republicans will vote for him.
And Voorhees went an l changed his coat for
And Carpenter would tplit his throat for him.
And Sumner can not sink his boat for him.
He's the winning horse yet ;
On him, aud a post-office I will get
But Greeley's pop'lar ole white hat, you know.
And his ab'litionisra and all that, you know.
Anl his bail-bond takes the Democrat, you
His changes they ain't slim:
For Southerners don't find no fault no more.
And ef he's put up down at Baltimore,
The Democrats Won't never ha't no more.
i guess I'll go fer him
1 hick and thin.
And wear a white hat with a broad brim.
But then how cau a man decide, you know.
Which Loss is the very best to ride, yo know.
Which w.iy is floating with the tide, you know.
And bow to trim ttis sail ?
Fer Gree ey's scratched by the Free Traders,
And 'Jrant by Sumner and his Upbraiders.
And what'll becomo of tae Eight-hour Raiders.'
So, whether I win or fail.
Here's "heal or tail,"
Fer I'll get nothing by rid ir.g a rail!
I'JL.lTFOItn OF THE llFJ'l'BIICAS
Philadelphia, Juno, 6th 1S72.
4iThe Republican party of the United
States assembled in National Conven
tionintheCityoffhila.leipiii,, on the
filch and MXthday of June 1872 again
tory, and announces its position upon
the questions bef ore the country, r ;rt.
during eleven years of supremac
accepted with grand courage th-3 soiemn
duties of the time; it has suppressed ff
gigantic rebellion, emancipaipd fjur
millions of slaves, decreed equal citizen
ship of ail and established universal suf
frage. Exhibiting unparalleled mnrnani
uiity, it ctiminaily punched no man for
political offences and it warmly welcomed
all who proved their loyalty by obeying
the laws and dealing justly with their
neighbors: it has steadily decrea-ed with
firm hand the resultant disorders of the
great war, and initiated a wise policy to
warns me iimiau'. i no i aumv; n x. ai.u
similar vast enterprises have been gen
erous v. aided and successfully conducted
the public lands ficcilev eiven to actual
sftttlers. immigration protected and en
courasred. ana a iuu acKnowieugemeni ui
, , 11 I 1 1 L i
naturalized citizens rights secured rrom
Kuropean powers, uniform national cur
rency has been provided for, repudiation
frowned down, national credit sustained
under most extraordinary burdens, and
new I on Is nesrotiated at lower rates
levenues have been carelully collected
and honestly applied. Despite '.he an
nual large reductions from rates of tax
ation, the public debt has been reduced,
during tieneral tyrant s Presidency, at
the rate of one hundred miilion dollars a
vear. a creat financial cri-is has been
avoided, and peace and plenty prevail
throughout the iand. Menacing loreign
difficulties have been peacefully and lion-
crably compromised, and the honor and
power or the nation kept in high respect
throughout the world. This glorious
record of the past is the parties best
pledge for the future. e believe theanil ordered that his vassals fill the
people will not entrust the government empty space with houses. The people
to anv party or combination oi men com -
nosed ot those wjio chiefly have resisted
every step of this beneficial progress.
ocuunu. o.uiimcic uuvi ij a-.iKA
equality in the enjoyment of all civil, po-
litic-d and public rights should be esta -
Second. Cmplete liberty and exact
blished and effectually maintained
througbout the uniou by efficient appro-
priate State and rederal legislation, nei-
ther law or its administration, shoum
admit of any discrimination in respect to
citizens bv reason of race, creeds, color,
or previous condition of servitude.
Third The recent amendments to the
national constitution should be cordially
sustained, because thev are rieht not
mearly tolerated, because they are law Europe. She speaks with facilty Eng
and should be carried out according lish, German, French, and Italian. She
to their spirit, by appropriate, legislation,
the enforcement of which can only be
satelv entrusted to the party that se
cured the amendments.
Fourth 1 ho national government
should seek to maintain an honerable
lieaoe with all nations, protecting its ci
tizens everywhere, and pympathizing
with all people who strive for greater
Fifth Anv svstera of the civil service
under which subordinate positions of the
government are considered rewards for
mere party zeal, is fatally demoralizing,
and we therefore favor a reform of the
system by law which shall abolish the
evils of patronage, and make honesty,
efficiency and fidelity qualifications for
public position, without practically creat
ing a life te nure of office.
ixth We are opposed to further
grants to corporations and monopolies,
and demand that the national dominion
be set apart for free homes for the
Seventh The annual revenue?, after
paying current debts, should fumi.-h a
moderate balance for the reduction of
principal and revenue, so much as may
be derived from a tax on tobacco and
liquors, or be raise Iby duties on importa
tions, the duties of which should be so
adjusted as to aid in securing reuiuucra?
tive wages to the labor r, sn l promoting:
the industries, growth and prosperity of
the entire country.
Eighth We hold in undying honor
the foldiers and sailors whose valor saved
th- union, their pensions are a sacred
debt of the nation, and the widows and
orphans of those who died for their
country are entitled to the care of'a gen
eronsand grateful people. We favor such
additional legislation as will extend the
bounty of the government to all of our
soldiers aud sailors who were honorably
discharged, and who. in time of duty,
became disabled, without regard to the
lenath of service or caute of such dis
charge. . .
Ninth The doctrine of Great Britain
and other European powers concerning
allegiance once a subject, always a sub
jecthaving at last, through the efforts
ot the Republican party, been abandon
ed, and the American idea of the indi
viduals nj:ht to transfer his allegiance,
having been accepted by the European
nations : it is the duty ot our govern
ment to guard with jealous care the
rights of adopted citizens against the as
sumption of unauthorized claims by tneir
former governments, and we urge oon-
tinual and careful encouragement ana
protection to voluntary immigration.
Tenth The franking privilege ought
to be abolished, and a way' proposed for
a speedy reduction in rates of postage.
Eleventh Among questions wiucn
prss for attention, is that which concerns
the relation of capital and labor, aud the
Republican party recognize the duty of
so shaping legL-lation, as to secure a full
protection and the amplest held tor capi
tal and for labor the creator of capital the
lanreist opportunities, and a just share ot
the mutual profits of tho;e two great
servants of civilization.
Twelfth We hold that Congress and
the President have only fulfilled an im
portant duty in their measures lor the
suunression of violent and treasonable
organizations, in certain lately rebellious
regions, and tor the protection or
ballot box, and therefore they are enti
tled to the thanks of the Nstion. '
Thirteenth Y e censure the rcpudia
tion of the public debt in any form or
i- : 1 l
uisfruiirC. as a maionai t:iiuie, vua m-
witness with pride the reduction of
the principal on the national dolt, and of
rates of interest upon the balance, and
confidently expect that our National cur
rency will be perfected by speedy resump
tion of specie payment.
1 ourtcenth lhe Republican party is
mindful of its obligation to the loyal
women of America for their devotion to
the cause of freedom. Their admission
to wider fields of usefulness is received
with satisfaction, and the honest demands
of any class of citizens for additional
rights should be treated with respectful
Fifteenth Wc heartily approve of the
iction of Congress in extending amnesty
to those lately in rebellion, and rejoice in
the growth of peace and fraternal feeling
publican party pro
poses to respect the rights reserved by
the people to themselves as carefully as
the powers delegated by them to the
State and Territorial government. It
disapproves ttf the resort to unconstitu
tional laws for the purpose of removing
the evils bv the interference with the
risihts not surrendered Uy the people to
either State or National government.
Seventeenth It is the duty or the
general government to adopt such meas
ures as will tend to entourage American
commerce and ship building.
E ghteenth We believe the modest
patriotism, the carneft purpose, sound
J judgment, practical visdoui," incorrupti-
i , . . i .1 . i...: ... . : r
Ulysses S. Grant, have commended him
to the hearts of t lie American people,
and with him at our head we start today
on a new march to victory.
HOW TntYl'SKlt lit H lliE CITIES
Our attention was attracted to the fol-
lowing in an exchange, as showing how
they made cities in the olden time. We
of the west are apt to do pretty much
the same, that is we find some place
where a fellow wants a town, and then it
is laid out and built up ; the only difTer-
ence is, instead 01 a tyrannical rung to
order us to fill up the space inside the
walls, the emergencies of a new country
build the hotels naturally and easily :
'The population of Derlin in one
handred and seventy vears has increased
I tenfold, and its limits cover a radius o!
nearly thirteen miles. hen rredenck
the Great's ambition desired a city, he
first inclosed a sandy plain with walls,
1 beinsr few were in consenuence somewhat
puzzled how to f ulhil the wishes of their
sovereign. They at last hit upona plan
Gf geometrical triangles, and coni-
q geometrical maiign
J menced raising two-storicc
1 as many as twenty-five
d hotels, having
e windows on a
fine. The streets thus made were beau-
tiful and wide. The site of the city is
flat, and consequently much expense has
i UCen incurred in order to make the drain
age any was approachins perfection
Here is a piece ot information which
could not be obtained at any price except
from a Paris paper : "Miss Grant is one
of the most highly educated women in
has contributed under the veil of ationy-
mous signatures to several American
magazines : and on her. return to her
own country she is to marry the son of
one of the richest manufacturers of New
York, who is a member of the Ameri
A bashful printer refused a situation
-in a printing office where females were
employed, savintr that he never "set
I nn,! with a sra in Li lift
, Better learn how then soon.
OUR WEBSTER LETTER.
Webster Co. Neb., May 27, '72.
Eqitor Herald : Once again we
seat ourself, pen in hand, for the pur
pose of "grinding out" a few items for
the columns of the Herald. This I
find no very easy task as there is not
much of interest transpiring in this lo
cality, at present.
Farmers are done planting, and have
turned their attention to breaking prai
rie. The face of old mother earth is be
ing shaved as it was never shaved before.
There will be an immense amount of
prairie broken in this county this season.
The prospects for good crops are very
promising. This part of the footstool
has been blessed with an abundance of
rain, so far this season.
There has been an effort made to se
cure the location of tho new South
Platte Land Office at Red Cloud. An
other new store is in course of construc
tion in the aforesaid town. Preaching
at the Court House every Sabbath, at
hal-past ten o'clock Sunday School at
nine in the merning, every Sabbath.
Buffalo are beginning to make their
appearance in small droves. Last Sab"
bath, while the minister was engaged in
prophesying ail manner of eternal pun
isi.ment.s in store for the "poor sinner,"
a small herd of these shaggy denizens of
the prairie came marching straight into
town. The scene that followed their
discovery, by the congregation, can be
better imagined than described. Men
rushed from the building bareheaded,
mounted their horses and gave chase,
and amid the din occasioned by the gal
loping of horses, the snorting and bel
lowing of the buffalo, and the incessant
crack, crack of the "navies," the pastor
endeavored to wind up his discourse,
which had been so suddenly and unex
pectedly interrupted ; and the buffalo,
more scared than hurt, dashed madly
away, closely followed by men and boys,
hooting and yelling like demons. The
pastor in a calm and solemn voice pro
nounced the benediction on the "faithful
few" that had remained with him, while
from far cut on the prairie came the
loud and ringing reports of the carbines,
which told that the chase had not yet
euded. Presently a uetachmcnt c.wik;
back bringing the report that they had
succeeded ia placing one of the mis
guided animals hors tlu comlat ; where
upon, the good naturcd pastor congratu
lated them cn their success, and the
promptness with which they improved
the favorable opportunity which Provi
dence had thrown in their way, of ob
tainicg some fresh meat ; and as he sat
at the dinner table and regaled himself
on the huge slices of the delicious
"runip," he nod led approvingly across
the table at tho "deacon," and a genial
smile of contentment overspread his.
classic features as he spoke of-the "man
na" in the wilderness. Verily, the Lord
will provide ! I fear I have already cou
sumed too much of your valuable time
and space and so adieu.
Respectfully Yours, M, L. T.
A Storm of Hi en.
An almost incredible story comes from
the Indian ocean. J he ship Althea
which, had been on a three years' cruise
in the Atlantic, l'acihc, Southern and
Indian oceans, arrived at Melbourne,
Australia, with only twenty-eight men
her oiiginal crew having been forty-eight
men Ihe rest had died. Captain Ar
lington, the skipper ot llie snip, told a.
terrible story of suffering and death.
He said that in November last, when
the ship was near Madagascar, a dense
black cloud was observed approaching
the ship. They immediately prepared
for a storm, such an one as often hap
pens in that latitude. The cloud came
on with a terrible roaring, and it proved
to be a gisiantie swarm of Uiack Hie
which poured upon tho ship like an
avalanche. Ihev stung the men to
madness: and loaded the ship dowu un
til she came near foundering. After
some hours of this horror the plague
was blown off by a mighty wind that
swept down from the Red mountains.
Sailors are superstitious, and they began
to be mutinous after this event. The
captain pushed on, however, regard'e-s
of the remonstrances of his men, across
the Mozambique Channel, seeing no
more of the flies until near Sofala, when
thev ran for a day through a rotten mass
of the insects' that completely covere
the surface ot the sea, and tilled the air
with a loathsome stench. Eight of the
men took sick and five of them die
covered with pustules resembling those
of small pox. At last the vessel reached
Sofala and found the inhabitants suffer
ing from the most malignant type of
small pox, and dvmg in great numbers.
The physicians held that the disease had
been propa'at"d by the flies. The Al
thea tied from the stricken shores ; more
men died, ethers went crazy and threw
themselves evcrboard, and the vesse
plowed on to the Comoro islands, through
masses ot rotting flies. Ihe Comoro i?
lands seemed to be free from the pesti
lence, and the wasted crew recuperated
there. On leaving there the voyage to
Melbourne was a constant battle with
flies in the air, their noisome stench on
the sea, and all sorts of diseases on
board the vessel. Egypt's plague of
flies in the days of Moses could have
bpen no worse than this. Western
Patrick S. Gilaiore is described as a
very pleasant-looking gentleman, and
when he walks off ta in-pect the colise
um, he docs so with an irrepressible air
ness of demeanor which seems to say :
"Oh, this little affair of the jubilee is
nothing to what I could do!" Dr. Soour-
jee, the organizer and superintendent of
the jubilee chorus, is a bland-mannered
man with marvelous abilities, a Rhode
L-lacd Yankee and an ardent Methodist.
The teleerams announce a significant
fact that the first congratulatory telegram
which Henry lllson received after his
nomination was frott the National color
ed Workingmen's Union. No men knew
their friends by intuition so quickly as
the colored men. Grata Rrown tothem
is like an iceberg, while Henry Willson
is like the warm sun in a May day.
Wo arc sometimes met with the taunt,
"When vou fkht Greeley you fight the
father of the Republican party!" Grant,
for anrument sake, that Greeley is the
father of the Republican party. Ninet'-
four years ago we whipped our -Mother
(Ensland) and is it not in keeping with
the eternal fitness of things that we
should now give the old .man a drubbing.
1'ress and Chronivle.
Demorest s Monthly Magazine for
.July containes an ample store of refresh
ing literature, including a continuation
of Reck at the Farm, by INeili ou-
uest; choice poems and music, splendid
illustrations, fashions, household, etc-,
etc., and a tour page eng.Hvitig or too
City of Vienna, the scene of the u orld s
Exposition in 1S72 Price, $3 yearly.
Published by W. Jennings Ucmorest,
838 Broadway, New York.
We are in receipt of this new and
most agreeable volume of over 500 pages
from the press of E JIannaford & Co.,
(Publishers of FIRST CLASS Subscrip
tion BookPj Cincinnati and Chicago.)
Tho author is Hon. W. E. Webb, of
Topeka, Kansas, long and widely known
fiom his connection with the interests of
emigration, and a strikingly original and
It describes th? wealth and wonders,
the mysteries and marvels of the bound-
ess West that wild region so much
talked about, yet so little understood,
whose crowth and development seem
ike a tale of .Eastern onaaic. It is su
perbly illustrated, containing no loss
than fifty-three original and striking en
gravings, from actual photographs and
designs by Prof. Henry Worrall, and ex
ecuted (the enterprising publishers as
sure us) at a total cost cf over $2,000.
In a short review like this, it is, of
course, impossible to convey a periect
idea of this admirable work. To any
one who has tne least touca oi me
i i r (i.l
Western fever," it must prove really in- j
valuable ; and for all classes of readers,
without exception, it is the liveliest and
mo.-t laugh provoking book v have seen
or many a day. It aoounds wan valu
able information, tho reliability of which
is vouched for by Governor Harve', of
Kansas, and others. It fairly brims over
with wit and humor, and many of its'
chapters rival Mark I warn s happiest
" Buffalo Land" embraces a wide and
varied range of topics, among them the
Details of great interest and import-
ancc concerning tlie natural icaturcs,
vast resources, rapid devel lament and
almost incredible progress of the far
Western States and Territories, with
glimpses of their mighty future ;
Curious and interesting facts connected
with the climatic and other changes con
sequent upon tho settlement and denser
population of the newly-reclaimed ett-
ern lands ;
Fresh and authentic information,
from official source?, respecting the sup
ply of fuel and lumber available for use
cn the Great Plains ; the cost of a farm,
what the emig-ant should bring with
h.m, stock-raising at the west, &c.
A full summary of the . Homestead
and Pre-emption laws and regulations,
prepared by a former Register of the
U. S. Laud Office.
Full and accurate descriptions of the
habits, characteristics, etc., cf the snv
age red man, buffalo, '..olf, elk, antelop3,
etc , as found in their native wilds and
on the out-skirts cf civilization ;
Graphic and thrilling narratives of
hunting adventures, stalking the bison,
encounters with Indians, etc. ;
Vivid pictures of life on the frontiers ;
the past and present of the Gre?t Plains ;
the vast inland sea, and the marvtious
akimal life' with which it once teemed ;
Highly interesting accounts of the
geological wonders of the West, anti
quarian and scientific researches, etc.
flie publishers desire agents for it
everywhere, allowing exclusive territory
and the most liberal commissions. The
firm is a prompt and reliable one. We
cive their address ia full : E. Ilanna-
fo:d&Co., 192 West Madison Street,
Chicago, Illinois. Many of our readers
will want this book, and agents wii
make money rapidly in its sale. 13-2t
Yoirxa America fer July is the most
intere-ing periodical wc know for juven
iles. The Eiitcr gives us an excelent
full length portait of himself iu the pres
ent number. Mice i,t Play, and Just
my Luck are continued, more intere
ing than ever. Published by W. den
niLgs Demorest, SliS Broadway, New
lork. 1.00 per year.
Among the greatest sensation that
they proposed to oprti the summer sea
son with at that fashionable watering
place, Niagara Falls, is a grand bufialo
hunt, TLe fasionable city people who
spend the season at the Falls desire to
get a glimpse of far western prairie sports
therercre that bu;j alo chase was conceit
ed. They sent out to Nebraska for tho
live buffaloes, which they propose to
convey to Marara t iis in cars-, and thtn
have a party of Pawnee Indians in orig
uial costume to hu-nt them.
Iteeuli:r.'y NolU Out.
During the month of Jan, 1850 while
stopping at tho Sutter House in Sacra
mento City, Californa, 1 accidentally
overheard a conversation between two
pcntlemen, one of whom was f. om Nt w
York city, and had been in the country
nearly a year, and the other had just t.r
rived. The new comer was lamenting his
condition, and his fjlly in leaving an
abundance at home, especially two beau
tiful daughters, who were just budding
into Womanhood when he asked tl.e
New Yorker if he had a family.
"Yes, sir, I have a wife and six children-in
New-Ycik and never saw one of
After this reply, the couple sat a few
moments in silence, the interrogator
"Was you ever blind, sir?"
"Did you marry a widow, sir?"
Another lapse of silence.
"Did 1 understand you to say, sir,
that you had a wife and six children
living in New-York, and had never seen
one of them?"
"Yes, sir I so stated it."
Anot her and a longer pauEis of silence.
Then the interrogator again inquired:
"How can it be, sir, that you never
saw one of them ?"
"Why, was the response, 'one of tlcm
was born after I left."
"Oh ah !" and a erncral laugh follow
ed, and after that the New-Yorker was
sspccially distinguished as the man who
"had six children and never saw one of
A young uian from the country was
looking at the telegraph poles nnd lines
the other day, and finally asked a gentl
man "what's them things fer?" lie
was informed that the telegraph is what
they sen"? the news over the countiy
with. Country's remarks were extre
mely characteristic. "You don't say f of
then right hero.I shall stand till I see
one news papcr shoot through the bottle
neck, if it takes till dark.'
Pat Casey, as the name indicates, wa3
a native of the land whence its patron
saint banished the ophidians, etc., tnd,
like the majority of his countrymen, was
not well provided with the wealth nor
luxuries of this world, and therefore deem
ed it best to make a pilgrimage to the
newly-discovered mines of Colorado,
which he did, in search of gold. When
fortune made her grand drawing, a lucky
number fell to Pat; that is, in his re
searches among the peaks of Clear
Creek he was fortunate enough to
'strike a lead, which proved to be one
of the richest of that region of remarka-
ly rich quartz deposits. A happy man
was Pat! And in due course he pocket-
d the -'Peters" to the tune ot several
lundred thousand dollars. Of course he
i l : . .
was soon largely imprcss-ju wuu a :-ciie
of the importance of wealth in general
nd i,t himself in particular. Une day,
ifter he became aware tint he was one
of the solid men ol the country, and had
proved the fact by setting up a sort of
bank and discounting-shop in one of the
mountain towns, one of his old chums
and f llow-min; rs met Pat in the street.
How are ye. Pat? was the saluta-
m the old laminar way.
Pat was rich now, and couldn t se
it," as the slang phrase goes, and this
was Ins reply :
"Ll.'dad, Sir. yrr mighty tray, bir :
Pat' is it now? I'll be afther lettin' ye
;now, Sir, that mc name is P. D. Casey
Sir, and if ye've onv business, Sir, it s
mysel as has an olhce in Central, fir,
and me office hours are from v. M. in
the forenoi n tiil A. XI. in tho afihcrnoon,
Sir. Ye can call on mi darks, Sir.
)'ve mind that?" And Pat concluded
with a move of the head that would do
honor to a patrician.
Littell'H Living Aire.
The weekly numbers of The Living
Age for May lTth and 18th, have the
ollowing very valuable and interesting
contents: Kidnapping in the coutu
Seas, Britith Quarterly In ziew ; A Cen
tury of til-cat foots, from 1 1 ou uown-
.vards, iso I, l'ercy tsysse Buoiiey,
Blackwood's Mtqazine.: On the lem-
perature and Movements oi tne i?eep
Sea. by Dr. . 11. Carpenter, f. Iv. !-,
Popular Science Review ; plonks of Li
Trappp, Erasers Magazine; English
Civil Wars. Saturday Hcviric ; India in
Jamaica, Eaonomi.it ; The Jews as Poli
ticians, Spectator; The i 'hy si logical Po-
ition of- Alcohol, bv Dr- iucl.aruson, f.
It. S. Poimlar Science Review; Lord
and Ladv Dundonald's Elopement to
Gretna, Saint Pauls; deorge LeatUe,
Cornhill Miaaztne: A Hindoo I'nnee,
Spectator; The Possibility of War this
Year. Spectator : Edward l'enison,
Bfackwrjod's Magazine ; instalments of
The story ot the Plebiscite, byilieuH
. - . - -HVT lit
tin-ut.-,hed Trench writers. MM. ivtv
mann-Chatrian ; Off the Skellig-, by
Jean Ingelow; The Strange Adventures
of a Phaeton, bv William Rlaek ; be
sides poetry and miscellany. Ihe sub
scription pric--; of'this G4 page weekly
macazine is a year, or for $10 any
one of the American $1 magazines is
sent with The Living Age for a year.
Littell & Guy, IJoston, Publishers.
Humor of Ihe (nmpai;n-.V Suppo
ftilion Veto from II. ...
"An Act to raise rorenue by ia;posir.g a datj
01 ton cents n vjuano. j
COMMENTS BY THE l'RESIDENT.
I return this obnoxious measure with
out inv approval. The man who intro
duced it is an ass ; the men wtio vote
for it are scheming Eritish agents; an
tho men who sav tlnsH not the case are
liars and horse-thieves. I judge that
on an average, every man, woman an
child in America uses a. ton of guano a
vear in eome shai3 or other; whether
as a farmer in New lork, Louisiana
Colurado. Pcdunk. etc., in njricultural
or as ('has. A. Dan3, for editorial art i
c.Ips. We thus consume, in round fig
ures 40,000,000 tons of gOano annually
'the arbitral v and revolutionary act
which I veto ta-drry would thus impose
a tax of l'mr millions of dollars a year
mi our tiooi'le. Willi what effect? It
would not stimulate the production of
American guano. Amcricau birds couM
n jt compete with tire pauper labor of
birds in debauchery and priest idden
Central America. I am not quite sure
as to what I u.ean, or why is is not so,
or what is wLich, but the man who
speaks to the contrary is a hell-hound
and bribed by Rritibh jroM. H. 'jr.
Our "Wives' Column.
This Column is open for tho Ladies,
bear from the.
We have ljcad -'l- " Our Wives' Col
umn " with a request thnt the ludie
should contribute their share toward
making it interesting and instructive.
We are in receipt of communication."
from all over the county, but altf aj s from
the mile sex and filkd with ntvoll.-.ts of
the crops, Je'ails of political meeting?,
JmlTalo hunts, or the like pursuits, inter
esting more particulaily to themselves.
Cau we not sometimes by way of va
riety, open co mo neat thvi!o)e nm! r"nl
a short, pithy article, just suited to the
Wives' Column, and bearing tho im
press of the female mind and hand? A
fjw simple, practical recipes, a descrip
tion of some one's flower garden, and
the efforts and labor which have made
it beautiful. The details of some Ei
diea' Sewing Society, or festival ; nny
thing and everything which will add to
the interest of the" Wiv c Column.
Scud ttfctn along, ladies, and don't be
afraid to' try because its a new business.-
i n i
A Siic-f-eMHfuI I.imIjt Ctlitor.
A Chicago correspondent of tho New
York World sends the following sketch
of a lady writer on the Chicago Evening
"Miss Margaret F. Rachar.ar s;ms
to be, beyond comparison, the most effi
cient woman in da.ly journalism. For
two years now she has written an aver
ago of more than a column of editorial
every working-day, the topics ranging
through the whole breadth of commerce
and finance, politics, and foreign affairs,
f rom a playful estimate of the 'Possum
Policy ' to a solid treatment of the Ala
bama question. Two years ago she
walked into the olhce of the Chicago
Evening Post and handed a kttcr of in
trodaction to the editor. 'I would like a
place among your editorial writers,' who
said, confidently. The editor, seeing be
fore him only a buxom, pink-faced girl
of twenty-two or twenty-three, naturally
inquired, 'What can you do?' 'Any
thing that needs doing on a newspaper,'
she replied audaewusly. 'What expe
rience hive you had?' was the next
question. 'None to speak o',' she fiaidf
'but I can do it 1 feel it in my bones.
Try me.' She was assigned a desk, pa
per and pencil, and in twenty minutes
produced an article entitled 'The MichU
gan Schism,' a full account of the Con
gressional contest between the Republi
can Strickland and the bolter Prig,
in the Sixth District, with caustic com
ment thereon. It was a strong, mdscu-
ine editorial, and was accepted with tho
word 'Vou may call again.' Tho next
day she walked into tho office and
straightway hung up her boruut nnd
hawl and resumed Ihe desk. bhrt
wrote an article on the Jjast Jarift
D de,' which was received with i maze'
mcni and pub.i.Jicd next day. The ed
itor, -Jr. tilakciv, now employed her
egu'arly, and she th owed that she could
a man's day's work for a man s pay
or almost two years she has been tho
principal editorial nssistant. invading
other departments of the paper, how
ever, from time to time, for special pur
poses. She Itts proved an admirable
dramatic and musical ciiti- nf.d nas
written editorials on almost oveiv pha-e
of 1 merii an lift', politics and finuice
nothing intimidates lor. During the
month MiciCiding the fuc she averaged
more than a column and a half a dav.
besides furni-hin.' matter to two or three
weeklies. Readiness is her striking
trait. She works like lihtnin, and sel
dom revises her manu-tript in the least.
Her facility and vigor are marvelous
She is an Iii-h Catholic, a bigot in the
ology, a radical in politic-", and a girl
who f-eemi to have never yel seriou-ly
thought of marrying. She throws olf a
poem now and then for a magazine: but
sentiment is one of her least conspicu
ous qualities. Her editorial- are terse
nervous, satirical, aggressive, ami pei
fectly in harmony with the spirit of the
nore. Without beincr conventionally
hand-omc, Miss Buchanan hm a most
striking presence, c-pecially wrren ad
dressing aii audience. Without being
weakly sensitive she is thoroughly wo
manly, and she is an impersonation of
the enthusiasm, thi wit, the quick tem
per, the generosity, the fidelity, the
pluck, the tirhting-and-overcomifi!r qual
ities of the North of Inland She has
a weu-tra:ned mini and vey thorough,
classical education, and all she knows is
at the end3 of her fingers, ready for in
stantaneous app.icidou to the morning h
news. She lov.-s journalism, and de
clares that she wi.'l stLk to it as ion?
she lives In the absence of the' editor-in-chief
and his deputy, "he ha some
times been in charge of the Evening
Po.t for a week at a time ; and, though
only twenty-five, she already sittntcts at
tention as the first woman who ha
shown a wile familiarity with politidal
and tinnncial qur-stiorw, and who has 1,5
ci'p od for years with success and honor,
the chair of a leading editorial writer.
Management of R rooms. If broom
are wet in boiling suds onc a week, they
will become very tough, rr:M not cut
a carpet, last much langer. and always
sweep like a new broom. A hrdful of
salt fcpriiiklc-1 on the carpet, will carry
the dust alonn with it and ui!ke the car
pet look bright and clc;.n. 'A h-it is said
in tho following is true In many town
and city houses the apartments receive
but ne thoroneh sweeping a week,
Brooms wear out carpets quit3 as much
as f eet do.
One MortE CritE. A German
cst-kecp?r, eighty two years ol 1,
wishing to carry to the grave with
an important secret, lias pubiishrl in
the Leipsie Journal a recipe fw h is 11-1H
for fifty years, and rhith, h i say, has
saved several men and a great number of
animals from a horrible death by hydro
phobia. The bite mu-t be bathed as
eoon as possible with warm viriea-tr wvi
water, and when this has dried, a fewr
drops of muriatic acid poiired upon the'
wound will destroy the poison of the ea
liva, and relieve the patient from all pre
sent or future dancer.
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