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Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, July 25. 1872.
Published every Thursday at
MAXWELL k CIIAPMANAttorrcys a
Law and Solicitors in ChaDcery. Platts
mouth, Nebraska. Office in Fitzgerald'sBlock
ARQUETT. SMITH k STARBIRD At
torneys at Law. Practice in all the courts
of the State. Specinl attention given to colleo
t ions and matter? of l'rohate
Office over the Post. Office Plattemoutb. Neb
IXX k W II EELER Attorney a; Law. Spe
cial attention given to probate buginees
and land title rases. Office in the Masonio
Block. Main Street. Plattamouth, Nebraska
"MEKSE k DRAPER Attorneys
IV Office on Main ttreet. Opposite
Special attention (riven to collection of claims
T R- LIVINGSTON. Physician and Sur
I L, seon, tenders his professional services to
the citisens of Cans county. Reeideneesoutheaat
cornerof Oak andSixth streets; office on Main
ftreet, one door west of Lyman's Lumber 1'ard
TW. RAWLINS, Sursrcon and Physician
Late a Surgeon-in-Chief of the Army of
the Potomac. Plattsmouth. Nebraska. Office
at 0. F. Johnson's Drug Store Main street,
opposite Clark k Pluxniners.
'HEELER k UENN ETT Real EaUte and
' Tax Paying A rents, NiUris Public,Fire,
ana Life Insurance Atjcula, I'lwttsinouth, Nets
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Represents some of the most reliable Cum
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Main Street, Between 5th and Glh.St
CORNER MAIN AND THIRD STS
BREED & FALLAN - - Proprietors.
Just opened to the public, for both day and
week boarders. Tables set with the best the
market atfords. Accomodations second to none
in the city. declrtdwtf
This IIouso has juet been refitted and refur
nished srw throughout. Everything is new
and clean, and comfortable accomodation war
ranted to guests. Mr. C. 1. Roberts, former
t-lerk ol tt is lloufe. is ftill with it. Stage of
fice for all parts of the S'ne. Free Buss.
lOtf C. B. SOUTHWELL, Proprietor.
yjf ESTABLISHED IH 1861.
SILVER AND PLATED WARE.
GOLD PP:NS SPCTACLK3.
VIOLIN STRINGS AND
Watches. Clocksand Jewelry repaired neatly
nd with dispatch.
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vertisers, and some account of the experiences
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Oa Ten Years' Credit at G per ct. Interest
No part of principal due for twe yearr. and
thence only one-nitth yearly till paid in full.
PRODUCTS will pay for land and improve
ments within the limit of this generous credit.
A-Better terms were never offered, are not
now. and prohably never will be.
CIRCULARS giving full particulars are sup
plied gratis. ,
Apply to Geo. S. IIarsis. Land Comm'r.
CEDAR CREEK MILLS
Is in running order now.
bushels of Wheat. Satisfaction will be given
to customers in grinding and sawing.
Flour. Corn meal, and Lumber will be sold
Cheap for Cash.
Come one. Come all. and give the Coda
Creek Mill a trial.
Twill furnish parties with stone for
building purposes at a reasonable price, a;
my quarries or delivered on the cars at Louis
ville station. The following kind of stone can
be had on short notice; sills, caps, perch rock
Ine or rod sand stone such as was used by the
B. k M. R. R. in the construction of their stone
work. All responsible orders, promptly filled
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Louisville Station, Neb.
For the liviest and most agreeable and in
tractive book of the year.
By Don. W. K. r7el b. ef Topcka. Kana. The
wealta and wuancss. mysteries and marvels, o
the boundless West fully and truthfully ueS'
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Commences July 1st. (872.
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Weeping Water, Nebraska.
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SHOES. NOTIONS. &e
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E. T- DUKE & CO.
AT FOOT OF MAIN" STREEl
Wholesale k Retail Dclers in
Hardware and Cutlery, Stoves
RON, STEEL NAILS AND
Blacksmith Tools, ic.
Keep on hand a Large Stock of
BUCKS T ATE jYT,
L O YA L C O OK
And Other First-Class Cooking
of All kinds
Coal or Wood kept on hand.
JOB WORK OF ALL KINDS DONE.
FOR MA IV A3I) IJEAST.
Probably few articles have ever had so
extensive a Sale, while none have been
more universally beneficial than the ecle
brated MEXICAN MUSTANG LINI
MENT. Children, Adults, Horses, and
Domestic Animals, are always liable to
accident, and it is safe to say, that no
family can pass a single season without
some kind of an emollient beins? necc-
Sary. It becomes a matter ot impor
tance then to secure the best.
Over three hundred livery stables in the city
of New York alone are using the Mexican Mus
tang Liniment, in all of which it gives unusual
CACTIOST. The genuine is wrapped in a
fine .4rri Plate engraving with "G. W. Yel-
brok, Ifitmitt," and "Tr;ria Mark. MEXICAN
MUbTAiXJ LIMMEJST" engraved across
the face of each wrapper. The whole bears the
proprietor's private United States Revenue
Stamp, and not a common stamp as used by
Lvos Mahcfacturio Co .
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Jan. 9th. d&w lw every 3rdw
CITY MtAT MARKET,
Plattmout!i: - IVebraska,
The best of Fresh Meats always on hand ir
Highest Price Paid for Pat Cattle
S-Highest Cash Price paid for green Hides.
House and Sign Painter, Graining, paper
nanging and ornamental Painting. Orders
iiruuipu? uuea. enop nortn or fnco'g Ulack
euuui cnop. ocTdSm.
Hurl Colombia's Hero down;
Yes. despoil the victor's crown.
Wreathed with many a laureled deed.
In a natio cause and need.
Thus, a voice goes o'er the land,
E hoed by a Liberal Band ;
Oh! my prided land of birth,
Where's your mighty men of worth?
Those whom as the pea beat rock.
Bold withstood the buttle shock
With thy People's bope and pride,
Conquering Treason side by side.
Must it e'er be sail of thee
Though in boasting liberty.
Freedom, thus bath blindly stood
Shrouded with ingratitude.
Strike him down! Ohtcll it then
To the future sons cf men,
'Neath no shot, nor battle fhrll.
Freedom's noblest champion full.
J. R. V.
If an old bufiulo skull makes a good
corner, how does a dead and buried poli
ticiari's head look on a stump.
"Bob" Doom has a gab(?) How
does his gab coiej: are well with some
other folks' pab ?
The celebrated race'horse Longfellow
is severely, and, it is feared, hopelessly
auied. In his last race, with Bassctt,
the shoe plate on his off hind leg broke
and cut a complete circle around the
fore fbfot The middle tenden is terribly
swollen, and the best turfmen say he
will never run again. Uncle John Ilar
per, his owner, is almost heart-broken.
The old man's life is completely wrapped
up in the horse, and should he die there
would h " tico "shut out" from any more
ace3, in this world.
Doom says one old, dead LuIFolo skul.
uakes a oettcr corner than a pile of live
ore heads forty feet high would ; for
heir own corruption breeding filth and
worms would carry them away over
night, and the next day's sun would
eave but a grease spot to mark the
The Greeley baud too'el last night,
the unterrified tramp, tramp tramped
up the reet and down the street, until
they reached the Court House, in an
other column we give a report of what
they did there. In this, we claim the
right to express our view3. The meet
ing was not so large as we expected to
see. Greeley and Brown til-appoints us
in Plattsmouth ; we looked for better
things; hey had the Land, they had three
days notice in one paper, and one day in
their cwn sweet little AVutchman, and
yet, nd yet, we look in vaiu lor tne
'large and enthusiastic" crowd of ani
mated and enlightened voters. They
were not there.
Grant and Wilson men, however, need
not go to sleep on that account. They
have elements of success among them
and it behooves us to be up and doiiig.
Remember, friends, work is half the
battle. Fly aroutid thou.
A H UtMSU.
Brother Republicans, the battle has
at last fairly opened- The enemy i.s be
fore you. After a long, running fight,
their ship has stru .k bottom, and been
obliged to hoist the colors they mean to
fight under, their docks have becu
cleared for action, and gentlemen, you
cannot avoid some of the shots.
It is high time we form our ranks.
The day for idling has pone by. While
we feel more confident lhan ever of suc
cess, common sense and long experience
tells us, it there is'any truth ia the adage
that "to the victors belong the spoils,"
it is more absolutely certain that to the
workers belong the victory.
Our enemies are workers, they have
everything to win- remember that, and
wake up, for we have all to lose. They
go into tms uatue unouraenea wun
knapsacks or blankets, intending to make
it a short heat, but mighty warm.
Fiicnds, shall all the vigor, all the fire,
be on their side? Wc trow not! Arouso,
ye lovers ot trutn, ucnest ueaiitig, and
square, outspoken Republicanism! You
have a noble record behind you a grand
old party battlo field to stand on, and, if
you are this time successful, the most
glorious future in prospect that ever fell
to the lot cf men. Let not the Lace of
sloth and idleness, rob you of the fair
fruits of former toil.
Organize! Organize! Form Grant
and Wilson Clubs all through tha coun
try. Meet fire with fire, and work by
woik. iy these means alone can we
be assured of sucee.-s ; ai d never has
success been ot more vital importance
to the world or to freedom, than ia this
TO AST INTCI.LItiEST fOMJIl'SITT
Bob Doom is a Democrat an old
Bob Doom has a surveying contract in
connection with other gentlemen.
Several other gentlemen in the State
have contracts likewise;
Some one always has had contracts
since the surveys commenced.
Sometimes they were Republicans and
Mostly Democrats, especially when
there wa3 a Democratic Purveyor General
and a lot of very poor surveys made.
The books show that.
Bob Doom has a gab. Other men are
Query Has Bob T'oom done anything
widely different from his neighbors, in
the contract business.
There were G and a half million pounds
oi totacco raised m Connecticut m 18 U,
or an average oi 1,450 pounds to th
The campaign opens very early this
year, and everybody will get time to say
something before next November. We
may safely expect a good deal of gas to
be expended and a number of profound
disquisitions on Political Economy. The
true.-t and bet political economy is for
every man to attend to hii own piima-
ries, and see that honest and faithful
delegates are sent to represent the coun
ty or district ; thus ensuring, as far as
human wisdom can, the nomination of
honest men to fill our public offices.
Farmers are apt to think they crnnot af
ford the time to attend all ti e meetings
in their neighborhood. Yes, and-your
prufesjed politicin knows that, and' very
likely sets his time for a delegate meet
ing, whea you are buf-y and think you
cannot come. When he wants to orate
and blow he takes good care to make it
at a convenient season, in order that he
may have a crowd. When he means
busines, very likely eight or tea men will
answer, and an out cf the way place, on
a rainy night, is as good as any.
Every tax payer in the county should
make up his min 1 te devote sufficient
time to politics this fall to become thor
oughly posted on the issues at stake, to
know what he wants and needs, and the
best way to obtain them ; and above all,
to know who and what kind of men he
tends to represent hiui in the adminis
tration of public affairs.
VMiV A IIOL.E.
That's all, and yet what grand results,
what important scientific facts, what as
tounding revelations the world becomes
acquainted with by means of a hole.
An Irishman once found a hole that
stuck out of a solid rock fur ten feet.
A Dutchman took a hole, put sheet iron
around it, and behold, stove pipe was
made a most useful article of commerce
to western thaty-loving, gopher-boring
du out-making, no chimney community.
A Yankee considers it the height of
cutcness to excavate a hole and hide him
self and all his sharp tricks therein, and
then by pulling the bole in after him i
shut out from human vision all knowl
edge of or power to trace him to his home
until the coast is clear for another ex
periment on hman credulity.
Only a hole, and 3-et if it were long
enough, and wide enough, and strong
enough, we mignt aesccmi to unina,
through it if no other interruption oc
curred during our (w)hole journey.
The infernal regions were, for long
years supposed to be directly under us,.
and the entrance thereto was by a yawn
ing hole that mankind were always ready
to drop into. Wc have seen and real long
articles from the aueient authors that
gravely gave the figures and located this
fervid region at so short a distance be-
ow the crust on which we daily walk,
that had their calculations proved true,
Unle John Eaton's augur would have
truck Hue brimstone instead of blue
limestone, long ere this, and that bring's
us round to
?.!it. eaton's salt well,
that wa started to tell of in the first
p!ac. Perhaps not every one knows
that they have sunk an Artesian well
ritht in the public square at Lincoln,
and that a ttreum of water larger than
a man's thigh is now flowing across the
common there, by the bank, adown the
street, and across the prairie, in threads
of f ilvcry light ; water from the bowels
of the earth, dear, bright water, that
solves the problem of the settlement of
tb.3 alkali country, destroys the last ves
tige of the American Desert, and opens
up to the landless of the world, boundless
acres of fertile soil and uncounted home
steads hitherto supposed to be worth
less. Because, if water can be found in
Lincoln at a given depth, it can be ob
tained anywhere from thereto the moun
tain?, and that settles it the water ques
tion and the country we moan.
LOOK IX THE GLASS,
and see the marvels this simple hole'has
brought to light. How little do we
know of what is under our fest in this
plain prairie country, where wo have
been told "you have only rich earth, fine
grasses, some gravel, a little alkali, and
so on no metals, no mineralsio coal,
&C." Ah! haven't we, Mr. Geologist?
That is just where you put your foot in
it, or you will whenever the hole is
LISIEN TO THE BECOKD.
As round and round and through aud
through the baud, and rock, and marl,
aud clay the augur goes, we find the
It is 83 feet dowa to tand rock,
through which an iron pipe y iuches in
diameter, has been driven. This is as
far as such a pipe can be forced with
safety. Now a smaller one is used.
At 95 feet blue lime rock is found, then
3 feet cap rock; after this a "cavity,"
(so called) filled with water, air, and
gravel. Below this again comosa "hon
ey comb" formation, anil, gentlemen,
instead of hone' the cells contain what
do you think? minute particles of gold.
Gob:, the great fertilizer of the earth !
No wonder the prairie country is so rich.
Ten feet of rock, six of sand, and more
gold deposits, wa.-hed down from the
mouLtains somewhere. Ona hundred
. . 1 A ... 4. i f
uuu iwcuij-lo icei cast iron pipe is
driven, and large tools can be worked ;
beyond that smaller ones must suffice.
Sand for 30 odd feet, and then at 150
feet we strike salt rock, 45 feet of that,
then mud, 39 feet through that, and
; salt rock again'. Two hundred aad fifty
feet below the surface, and we find crys
talized lime rock, harder than flint. A
six-inch casing has been sunk thus far,
and now a different mode of working
must be resorted to.
Tne drill pounds and works and grinds
through this, and water containing 18
degrees of salt spurts up. Black bhale,
soap-stone, date and jjravel, till
reach 417 feet ; sections of lime, clay or
marl for 50 feet more, and a "cavity" of
water was struck that raised 300 feet in
three minvtes. Lime rock once more,
and at 570 foet water, wifh 11 degrees
of salt and magnesia in it. Good water I
to wash in, took dirt off like chemical
Six hundred feet down, a coal vein ap
pears. The waTer came up black as iuk.
Oil shows itself. Mr. Eaton says no
doubt the coal crops out nearer the sur
face south-east of there. Oil was found
at several places.
iietween six and seven hundred feet,
ann they are still boring in hopes to find
fresh water. Mr. Eaton says he shall
.go 1000 feet as an experiment. If they
strike fresh water, well and good, if not,
they have already supplied Lincoln with
an invaluable element for health and
cleauliness useful for baths, to quench
fires, and of great beauty. It is worth
thousands upon thousands to the town,
as it is, and if fresh water is found at a
greater depth, by means of different sized
tubes, both salt and fresh water can be
supplied at will.
WONDERFUL 1 1 !
Does it not read like a romance?
Could one imagine but a few years ago
that any person would tell us what the
earth, hundreds of feet down, contains?
As we listened to Mr. Eaton, telling of
what he saw, he found, he struck in the
bowels of mother earth, as coolly, as
confidently as if he really had been
down there and dug out and handled
the various clays, and metals, and form
ations, it sounded like the tales or tne
old Ger.i, the "magician in the Arabian
Nights, or the creations of some Ger
man legend teller of the Black forest.
Truly, our time is a marvellous age !
Very soon the "Artesian well" will be
more familiar to the e3Te of the dweller
., - .1 .i u m l
on the prairie tnan me vjia vjascn
Bucket" was to our Grandfather's in
Ohio and the east.
On Sunday, June 30th, a large com
pany followed the remains of Mr. E. L.
Flowers to their renting place, at Weep
ing Water. The great number assem
bled evidenced the great respect in
which Mr. Flowers was held by all who
knew him. He was the oldest settler in
this part of Nebraska, having cros.-ed
the Missouri River the I'Jth of March,
lS5fj. Two friends, by whom he was
accompanied, returned to Iowa to bung
their families, but did not return lor
T I'M .1,3
some time. iir. rtowcrs pruceeuuu
alone as far as Weeping Water, where
he built a log cabin, which still stands.
In early days he rendered valuable ser
vice to early settlers by his advice and
hospitality, and in his house was
preached the first sermon at Weeping
Water. It was a proverb throughout a
great part of the State that Uncle
Ehim's (as lie was familiarly termed)
house was never so full but that oue
more could be admitted. By his frank
and generous conduct, and charitable
feeiing.-, he had endeared himself to all
who knew him, and his death is keenly
felt by all. Po?sessesed of good com
mon sense, a well disciplined mind and
retentive memory, well stored with val
uable information gained by careful
reading, he was ever willing to. impart
his information to all whom he could
benefit ; ever slow to form an opinion,
but having done so on correct grounds,
he clung to it tenaciously while he at all
times treated with respect the opinions
of those who differed with him. Only
those who had his confidence knew its
value, and they truly feel the loss. He
never suffered a friend's name to fall to
the ground without a defender. As a
husband, he was kind and affectionate ;
as a father, firm, faithful and indulgent,
loyal as a citizen, kind and true as a
neighbor and friend. He suffered a long
and painful illness, without murmur,
aud evidently had put his trut in One
who is able to succor.
The funftal sermon was preached
from Phil. 1. 21, by Rev. John Davis,
Baptist minister at Weeping Water, in
the Congregational church, which was
kindly lent for the occason. The
preacher much regretted he could not do
the memory of the deceased the justice
it deserved from the fact that death
(although illness had been long) came
suddenly, and notice of the sad event
did not reach him until late on Saturday.
The sermon was listened to by the large
audience with rapt attention.
Uetween Jlr. Howers and Air. l'avis
there existed as intimate a friendship as
disparity of age would permit. Mr,
Flowers was born in Jeffereou Co., New
York, April 11th, -1819, and at the age
of 14 united with the MctHodiet church.
Afterwards removing to a neighborhood
where there were only Congregational
ists, he united with them, but at the
age of twenty, when his min 1 became
formed, he carefully read, aud having
done so united with the Baptists in
1840. His views on some minor points
Yfere not those generally believed, yet his
confidence in the great sacrifice for sin
never wavered, and he always endeav
ored to carry out iu practice the golden
rule, and he posessed in a large measure
that charity that thinketh no evil.
Death chimed him for its own at the
early age of 53. We trust God will in
His mercy comfort and guard the be-
, "i 3.
reaved widow ana iamny, ana prepare
them to meet above, where parting is
not known, and pain never enters. It ks
a remakable coincidence that three min
isters of the three denominations with
which he had been connected in life
were present, to pay the last tribute of
respect, and took part in the solemn rite.
Methodist read, Congregational prayed,
Baptist preached, without premedita
tion, they took these diuerent parts in
the service, in the order in which he had
connected with the different
Rev. John Da vies.
TO THE Pl'DLIC!
Mb. Editor : I take this method of
announcing myself as a candidate for
office of Chief Justice of Nebraska, sub
ject to the decision of a majority of the
votes at the next Uctober election.
In making this announcement it may
peein a little strange that I submit my
chances to the people instead of a nomi
nating convention. But when I tell you
it is not right, nor is it the custom in
older States, for the judiciary to mingle
in politics in any shape or form. I trust
you will see the wisdom of my policy,
and ireely appreciate the theory 1 am
about to inaugurate. I want the office,
and will now briefly state what I expect
to do, and why I seek it.
1st. Ihe $2, 000 salary with perquis
ites is an item worth looking after just
now, especially so, when I am short of
funds, realized from farming, and keep
ing a Hoss.
2nd- The time necessa y for the dis
charge of the duties incumbeut upon me
as Chief Justice of the State, would not
materially conflict with my duties in
hirimr out to do the dirty work for politi
cil parties, cliques and localities, hence
1 want the olhce.
3d. I should like the office for the
reason it is not the custom nor is it right
for any. one to say anything disrespectful
of the Chief Justice, let him do or say
what he will, and that being the case 1
would be respected and looked up to by
many, who, otherwise would scorn to
speak to me, or be found in my com
4th. In cae i am elected 1 will then
be interviewed by newspaper reporters
who don't know me. and the news spread
far and wide that the Chief Justice of
Nebraska had said so and so, and would
take the stTimp for this or that party.
In fact, I would make it a point to put
myself iu the way of those reporters in
( rder to gain a little notoriety, and par
tially satisfy my vanity.
5th'. 'X-'wrraid have a lot of whang-
doodles around me whose business it
would be to telegraph various papers
that the Chief Justice of Nebraska had
declared himself for Horace Greeley.
I his would be copied and commented on
by many papers who are ignorant as to
my real political worth and might be the
means oi iorcing urant or ins agents to
srive me ten thousand dollars, or so much
thereof as would be necessary to get my
upport. In case this was done, I would
tro back on what my chief whangdoodles
said, and divide the spoils. But in case
"jrant refused to purchase, or allowed my
caso to go by default, i would sound the
tocMn notes ot war from dewy morn till
dusky eve. My gentle voice bhould be
heard, and my brawny arms encircle the
whole universe. I would whisper softly
in the cars of everybody.
From tho cold, frozen regions of the Esquimaux,
lo tue lonely hut ol a l'awnee equw.
In due course of time I would s-how by
iUy entreaties that blood will tell.
9th. I would pay no taxes or any
other legitimate debts, for the reason
that 1 would be the court," in case a test
trial came up for hearing, which I could
eas-ily set aeide as illegally assessed, or
want of consideration.
7th. 1 would give my opinions and
points of law in the streets and high
ways, as well as in the court rooms, so
that I could have the satisfaction of
hearing them repeated on every corner
by the ignorant muses of the country.
8th i would snub every lawyer in
court who was not ready for trial when
his case was called, to the end that the
country people would believe I was really
looking alter their interests
9th. I would collet my two thousand
dollars per annum regularly, whether 1
rendered any service or not, and let my
grain rot in the field before I would pay
the laborer Ins usual wages.
10th. I would hire man servants and
maid servants, "but pay them never ;
and if they sued me, I would stay the
11th. It any one assumed to be. my
equal, either on the stump or otherwise,
I should at once form a mutual admira
tion society with them, so that we cculd
.-kin the community and divide the steal
ings. 12th. I would make public speeches
on political occasions, and refer, sympa
thetically, to the poor laboring man, and
to the condition of the toiling millions
of his race., but would see him and his
family suffer for food, before I would pay
a cent I owed them.
13th. I would run my face at the dif
ferent stores for what I needed, and
wheu the merchant refused me credit
any longer, I would let my wife become
14th. When away from home holding
court, I would get drunk, adjourn court
and visit low places or resort ; and on
my return preach temperance and mor
ality. In fact, I believe I can do many
things which would render me fit for the
office. I would neglect my duties on
the supreme bench, lor a week at a time.
in order to make a Greeley speech in
Nebraska City. I would do the same
thing for Grant if he had offered any
thing tor mv services.
And now that I have given you an
idea of what I would do if elected, I
will, at soma future time, tell you what
I have done, in order that you may see
my past record justly entitles me to your
J i ess an J Chronicle.
in astronomer ot iat. juienne, in
France, has made tha alarming discov
ery that a fall ot the moon on the earth
may be anticipated. But this event will
not occur for nearly 5G2 years.
TO EVERY BOOT AMD II IN WIFE.
Gentlemen and friends: it having
come to my cars that certain parties
think they are overlooked because noti
ces of their doings are not found in the
ifsRALD, or that I am prejudiced against
other parties because of their religion,
race, the kind of tea they drink, or on
account of their "former political affili
ations,' I beg leave to 'rise and explain,'
though this must bo taken in a figura
tive sense, as I am lying on my back
sick this morning and consequently may
be a little cross :
NOTICES OF MEETINGS. LODGES, &C.
When I assumed charge of the II er
ald, the Church notices had been run
ning foriten yearsl should judge without
an alteration, as scarcely a name of the
ministers or presiding officers were cor
rect. I altered this in as many cases as
I knew about perosnally, or the boya in
the office could tell me of.
Not having the honor to belong to all
the secret societies on earlh, I cannot
know when they are correct by instinct.
Also being neither ubiquitous, nor om
nipres cnt I should not bo expected to
know when a new church was formed or
a Temperance Lodge, or a Turner Socie
ty, or when they meet or parade or any
thing about it, and I don't unless you
come and tell me, when you do the pro
per notice has always appeared in the
There is no business on earth that is
so emphatically made up of items as the
newspaper business. Tho banker can
conclude a $10,000 transaction, or the
real estate man a $5,0o0sale in the same
time and with as little trouble as an
editor can hunt through 1000 names to
find a $2. subscription; or examine 5000
petty accounts for a fifty cent notice or
the date of some convention, which has
to be done for somebody every day.-
There is no other business in the world
the druggists not excepted where so
many small accounts, different accounts,
items, changes, errors, facts," dates,
and figures of all kinds have to be re
membered and looked after as in this
business; I am not saying this to whine,
or find fault with my business, for I like
it. It suits me, and I suit it but be
cause it is the fact.
People order a notice of some meeting,'
say, 'change it,' 'pospone it,' 'alter tire
officers,' twist it in every shape and ex
pect the editor or his boys to get it all
right somehow and we generally do.
oThis being the fact please bear in mind
that I run a wefospaper, it is open for
every species of intelligence, or news, or
times of meetings, or formations of So
cieties, or the doings of the old ones if
you bring them to my notice, and if you
cannot do that, for the love you bear your
own works, I am sure I have not th?
time to run around after them.
ONE THING MORE.
Don't stop a fellow accross the streets
and halloo "say Cap. that meeting of
ours ain't in right, fix it up," but write
out plainly on a piece of white paper
what you want inserted and bring it
down to the office, give it to the person
in charge, and if it does not go in as you
write it, I'm either sick or the office is
drunk, and in either case we're execusa
ble. BELIEVE ME.
I did not mean to me.kc this letter
over two pages, but business is dull and
locals scarce, and I might as well talk to
to you now about some matters as at any
other time. In spite of my very Irish
name my mother was Gjrman and spoke
that language until she was married.
having learned English at school. If
blood has anything to do with sympa
thies I cannot have much of an "account
against the German race, and I ha've
not. It makes no difference to me
whether a man is a Dutchman, an Irish
man, a Hindoo or a Hottentot, if he
minds his business and pays for the
Herald I like him and propose to help
him in a business way whenever I can.
Iruuthe Herald to make a living
out of it, and the local and news col
umns are open( to every man under the
sun, of any race religion or color to ad
vertise his business, advance his views,
or preach his sermons in if he can pay
for it, and couches his ideas in decent
and respectful language.
In the Editorial column we express
our views part without regard to persons
or friends-hips. If our own brother was
opposed to the policy that it was deemed
best for tho paper to pursue, he would
not be spared on that account. On the
other hand neither personal dislike, the
wishes of friends nor the hope of money
could induce us to censure or attack a
man or set of men outside of their pub
lie walks and acts. Above all we indulge
in no personal dislikes against men, races
or creeds or the opinions of men, simply
because they may happen to be opposed
to us politically in this contest or any
This is my idea of a good paper, and
the only way to make a live one. The
sooner you lift your selves out of tho ruts
of habit and over sensitiveness on these
points the sooner will your town ap
proach towards a city, and an indepen-
dant metropolitan paper be enabled to
live among ye. Ihere, my goaip s done;
pardon its length. llP-lOP.
To drive Rats away. Fill the rat-
holes with new slatked lime ; repeat it
a second time if necessary. It affects
them in such a manner that they soon
leave, very seldom requiring a repeti
tion ot the dose.
Extra Oopie at tit TTKbalD fV.r tale by II. Ji
Streieht. at the Post ('fRer. and O. F. John-'
son. North side Alain btreet, between Keoon!
A Uravrjard fur Newspapers
The irrepressible Colonel Rice, better
known as "Rough Rice," who has start
ed more papers than any man in the
State of Georgia, has been obliged id
give up the publication of his paper irt
Atlanta, and closes his editorial laborr
with the following ;
"I have labored hard for two yearc
and sunk over fifteen hundred dollars, to
establish the Reporter, and now 1 have'
to say it must go down. Atlanta is the
poorest town, of it size, for a newspa
per, in the world. The people will not
subscribe, and the business men will not'
advertise. .More newspapers havo failed
in Atlanta than in any city in the United
States. The merchants and people have
less energy and pride in a literary way
thon any other people. They nre the
most selfish people in the world. They
snouu oe leu in tne uam, wuero mey
belong, to grope their wny after the al
mighty dollar, which they worship, and
lumber on down to the devil, where they
will surely go. I am done with tho'
newspaper business in Atlanta, naw and
I,nns for die Million.
A note dated on Sunday is void.
A note obtained by fraud, or front
one intoxicated, cannot be collected.
If a note be lost or stolen, it docs not
release the maker he must pay it.
An endorser oi a note is exempt from
liability, if not served with notice cf its.
dishonor within twenty-four hours of
A note by a minor is void.
Principals are respwimble for their"
Each individual in partnership is re
sponsible for tho whole amount of the'
debts of the firm.
Ignorance of tho law excuses no one.-
It is a fraud to conceal a fraud.
The law compels no one to do impos
An agreement without consideration is
A receipt for money is not lecally con
The acts of oue partner bind all tho'
Contracts made on Sunday cannot bo'
enforced. . .
A contract made with a minor is void.
A contract made with a lunatic is
Posted upon the gate leading to the"
ground upon which is to rise the new'
Uity Mall ol ban rrancisco, is the fol
lowing notice, verbatim ct literatim :
" Positively no admition Except on'
"If the Democrats are too cowardly
to nominate a Democrat wo have no'
choice between a cigar and an old whito
hat. I he Democrat who votes for eith
er is guilty of treason to Democracy and
willing to be sold to the highest bidder.
Greeley is what he always was, and Grant
is what Greeley helped make him. We
shall vote tor neither. L.x.
"Potatoes 1" cried a darkey peddler'
in Richmond. "Hush dat racket you
distracts de whole neighborhood," came
lrom a colored woman in a door-way.
"You kin hear me, kin you?" "Hear
you! 1 kin hear you a mile." "Tank?
Uod tor dat 1 sc liollowin to be heard.
The London correspondent of tho Bel-
fust News Letter states that the execu
tors of Miss Reed, the eccentric old lady
who left the money to tho IJromptOD
Consumptive Hospital, made an inspec
tion of the house in which the had lived
and died. On opening one room, which
had always been kept carefully locked
up, it was found to contain a collection of
bonnets, in tho fashions of the last fifty
years or more, two or three for every
year, in all various degrees of decay.
Grace Greenwood has found in Cali
fornia, among the mountains, a young
landlord's wife, who is a singularly spir
ited arid original character,, an enthusi
astic mountaineer, a good rider, climber,
and shot. In rough Yoscmite costume,
she explores the heights and gorges ;
she hurts the deer, the fjx, the hare,
though the wildcat is her speciality.
And she is neither dyspeptic, nor para
lytic, nor Lent double with Jpinal curva
ture. Some idea of the value of our newly
established foreign money-order system
may be gained from the fact that during
the first nineteen days after the convene
tion went into effect, tho money orders
sent to England amounted to $45,2S4 IV.
When it is remembered that no single'
order can be issued for more than $50,,
it will be seen how large a number of
people arc availing themselves of thii
convenient system of making remittan
ces, and it is greatly to be hoped that
similar arrangemenrs may bo made with
other European countries.-
The Great American Desert has made
a-sti!l further retreat. L. L. Holbrook,
Esq., has shown un Fpeeimens of ahe
products of the soil near Lwel the new
town near Fort Kearney, which are equal
to any found in the river counties. The
specimens are frois. tho farm of Mr.
George Martin, at Martinsville. The
corn on Mr. Martin's farm, of which he
has seventy aerej, will average full eight
feet in height, while the small prain is
good as any in this vicinity. Uut the
greatest novelty was . soma half grown
peaches, taken from heavily ladenod trees
on Mr. Martin's farm. The seed was
planted by freighters some years tinee,
and now Mr. Martin has a miniature
peach orchard, which eq-ial in quality
anything in the Eastern States. Lin
"And now they pay" ihat when Greeley'
was in Texas, he was ake J to milk a
cow, and procured the assistance of six
men, threw the cow down, turned her
over on her back with her legs in tho
air," and then tried to miik her with a
The Methodist says that a prayer
meeting, or love-feast without the sym
pathetic music of a . woman's voico
would be a strange if not a friirid ces
sion. Many wives of early Methodic
preachers were nearly as useful es their
husbands on their long circuits; but
these feminine evangelists were, howev
er, exceedingly modest in their public
labors, seldom or never deeming it ex
pedient to mount the pulpit.
I protest Against the unfair distribution
Of the world's work, every man and wo
man is fitted to work, left free to choose
tho field in which to work, and condemn
ed by public opinion if they refuse to
work. CViU BurUigh.
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