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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE
CITY AND COUNTY.
J. A. JIACMURPHY, Edit
TERMS: $2.00 & Year.
Terci, la Advance.
Jffri CopUtofth TT.r.D for tale by ft. JP"
Kt'eijcht, at the 1'ost Office, and U. F. JcliB
son. Nfirth side Main buret, fcttweea (jeeead
iattsmoutb, Nebraska, Thursday, December 19, 1872.
On sopr. tlx onthi...-,
One eopy, three months..
NJ lisKA HMM,AJLdJU).o''..
HrARQUETr. smith btarbird At.
' C.- Cui.l .lt.nli.iii tn rnillu.
Uons and matters of Probate
OSBce oxer Uie Poet Office. Plattamoutb, Set.
T H. WHEELER & Co. Attorney at Law.
special tttfnuob given to-.vobate ru
loess end land title oaes. Office id the Ma
IonisBlook. Main Street. Plattsmouth. lie-raska.
MAXWELL. CHAPMA.Attorrev a
Lav and Boll cj tors in Chancery. Platta
aioatii, ITehraak. Office ia FiUgerald'sBloek.
M" B. TIHESR. Atterney at Law Offiee
. ea Main Street. over Chapman's Drog
fctore. bpeeial attention siren to collection
T R. LIVISG3TOS. Physician and Sur
Xm reeo. tender his professional services to
fiie eitusns of Cers county. Hcsidence south cast
corner of Oak and FUth streets: ofHce r.n Ma.n
street, one door went of Lyman's Lumber Yard
Iattsmoutb. Keb. -
TT W. RAWLINS. Farreon and Pty?ician
J LaLe a Ssi-peon-in-Chief of the Army o!
fie Potomac. Plattsmoath. Nebraska. Otfice
at 0. F. Johascm's Drag Store Idaia street
KK. SCfTlLDKNECHT PUTLETt, Prac
ticing Physician. Office in Merge' Bloek.
Oaeof tbe-n will be found there d i and
aigbt, when not away on professional business,
HALL LIGHTED AI NIQiiT.
Repairers of Steam acines. Boiler. Saw
Uaa and Steam Fittinrs. Wronzht Iron
Foroe and Tift Pumps. Steam Ganges, a
V aire Governors, ana ail kinos or
Brass Engina Fitting
farnishsd en tfcert aetle.
Repai-ei cc short notice.
0U3 YCTOCr FOLZS
WHEELER ABEKNBTr Real Estate and
Tn Put ice A vents. aVotoria PubiicFire.
ej.4 Lio IiuaraoM Azestf, PlMttsasouLa. Keb
PHELP.S PAIXE General Insurance Agen
Represents some of the mojt reliable Com
ftarfes in ibe United States.
fiee with Barnes A Pollock in Fitzgerald
100)1 FITZGERALD Propriety
"Jala Btreat, Between 5th and 6tli Bl
FOR 15001.3 KEEDED BY ALL
The best bocks published oatbeHoBSS and
ah Cow. Liberal terms. Money o-ade rapid
kr V Agoats telli&g these books, bend tt
PSJaiilC i 0OATE8. PaWishers.
9ir r'katavraplu. AsaVratyaaa aad eeaiei
eld piotares. plain or colored, either In
Uhk. water or oU. All work neatly ezecated
tuti warruted to give atifetiin. V
V. V. LKONAKD At.
JsVitf .ilain St.. PlattswoaJk.
SOLOMON & 2JATHAN,
F&Bev Dry Oeeds, Hotlfiss,
Xdtdied' FurniilaiDg- Qoode,
Heavy Stock of Gocdc
iV Eutt saot Jr. Inter ett on Borrow tS o
tv I Had Ojf CtuUiutrt 1 1
Vorthside Ifain between Second anlThir
Xak.cs pleasure in announcing to
Farmers aud KlecUani;
Only a newsboy nndcr the light
Of thelarap-pust. plying his name in Tain ;
Men are too busy to -top to-night.
Harrying home through the sleet and rain.
i dark a paper sold
a'l we sleep, or how be fed ?
ai he shirers there iii the cold.
y children are safe a -bed.
it strange 11 ne turns aooui.
With angry word , then comes to blows.
When his liit'e neighbor, just sold ou.
Tossing his pennies, pat him goes?
"Stop !" some looks at him sweet and mild.
And the voice that speaks is a tender one;
"Yon should not strike such a little child.
And you should not use such words, uy son J"
Is it hia anger or his foars
That hare hashed his Toice and stopped his
"Don't tremble": theso are the word he hears.
"Do you think that I would do you harm ?"
"It isn that." and the hand drops down ;
"I wouldn't care for kicks and blows.
But nobody eycr called me s n.
Because I'm uobody'e child, I s'pose."
0 men! as you careless pais along.
Ilemember the love that cared for you;
And blush for the awful th.ime and wrong
Of a world where such a thing could be true !
Tbink what the child at your knee had been
If thus on life's lonely Li!los tossed ;
And who shall bear the weight of the sin
If one of tLeso ' little ones" be losd
Hearth and Uome.
J 2?ei Harsiall ani 37119 Esil
Mayne Reil, the proliSo author of
wild stones lor little &nl big children,
was ouco a gallant coldier, and distin
gushed himself in the Mexican fr.
Alter the capture of the Uity o! .Mexico.
ho was wont to empty his trunk in
adomine hi handaoine person before
calling' npon the fir Gau laloupe, and
while eo doing would Mir up his enthu
einm by reciting poetry, omch to the
wrath and dicuustof his brother officer,
who had no fine clothe. and no lovers.
One day while dreeing he roared out:
At midniaht, in his jruarded tent.
The Turk lay dreaming of the hour
"When tirceee her knees "
"I eay, Reid," interrupted Ned rar
ihall, '"why did she grease her knees?"
"You iaid 'grease her knees.' Now,
the question that agitates the country is,
why did they grease her knees?"
The ' gay Jieutenact gazed for a mo
ment ia blank amazement, and said
"You're a fool."
A duel was the consequence, in which
Ned Marshall, with hi uual luck, got
the worst of it.
That he has as large and well selected ste J
Dry Ooo-Js, Groceries, FroTietons. as weil
vex brought to tt-e ci:y or riatumoatn
Tt Mt Tin nntiin? to la.ik at fl
wuetuer yu ouy or not. v j eAaiuiuinh
prices at the "OUU ZiKLIAIJLL" you.
able to tell w'aen other partivs try to
ChMt, aal Baai Aaortod
ctock ia the (hij.
SSSTBtcn on Main, between 4th aa i itb
fttreau. PJattsmoath, Nebraska.
Agent Dss't VortAwesrt. ;
Unloa Central Lifei
Buy ins Your Greca-houss i
I9 Critic fardeii
T0S'T send East for Plants when yod
JL get just aa good tor U-es money nd
borne, lo my numerous tnends ana patr
woulu ray that L hnvo tie largest ana
stock of olants ever offered for sale in toe
and propose to sell them at reasonable pi
.Before an J send for nty
New lescriptlve Ctalage.
which will be sent free to all who art)ly f'
Then give rue your orders, and I feel con 21
I can satisfy you. I
Addrws. W. J. HESSrf
reb. 13 ditw . PlatUmoutb. N
TOTABLISNEO . -
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Pasengers booked to and frcm all art of
Jtarope at lowest rates. Apply to
n. P. l)U VERXET.
Ceml Wester A'gt,37.T Stt st. Chisago,
nl ED. WILSON.
E. Z. EL ST 2 XI.
I la reoeipt of the finee aad
Of Caflrnere, Cloth Vesting, 4c
Ter brought to the ity, which
I will make up in tha
Q-neasa call and examine. "B
FJattsmouth, April 18, 1872.
To ATKTisias. AH persons who content
plate makinr contracts with newspaperfor the
insertion of Advertisements should send to
gco. $. owe!l 0o.
fcr a Circnlar. or incloje ?5 cent? for their One
nnndred Page Pamphlet, containing Lits of
3,M) Newsrapera tai evtiirate... f hnrwins the
ost of adv ertising, also many nseful hints toad
ertisers. and some account of the experiences
f men who are known as suceseful advertis
ers. This firm are rroprietors ot the American
Newspaper Advertising Agency.
IfAJ f,""l f nneqaaled facilities for
v" th ,n1s'rt",n "f "dytrtisementji in all
wigmper and Penodicals at lewest ratos.
Losk to Your Children.
The Great Soothing Remedy.
M RS. t Cures colic and griping in
wniteoino a the bowels, and ftcilitate
uoS' itb rr.x:ess of teething.
utT u 1 Suh-lues convulsions and
wnitoecnb s overcomes all diseases inci-
Byrep. ;dent to infanta and children.
MRS i Cures Diarrhoea, Dysente-
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Syrup. ehildrvn f ail ....
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Remedy, in all disorders brcnat on by
teething or any other cause.
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(Recently ef Yale College.)
September 3d, 187$
Board aai Tuition at low rates. A
Chairman of Trustee?, Crete Ne
FARMER'S EX CHANG
&. Grm Hoovcr,
fEeeps constantly on hand all staple articles
Boofs and Shoes, 4c,
Tn fait etverv thinor n sti .11v tranf In T7a ! f
Ftore, which will be sold on small profits for
uash. Ail Ktnasoi produce taken in ezebnage
ior goou ana
Highest Market Price given in cash
19-w for Grain.
Veepirtg Water, Kebraska.
aJTAS. CLISBE & CO
H0XT0N i JE3TK8.
AKALzaa is -
HATS. CAPS BOOTS.
... SHOES. NOTIONS. JU
Vfm are Agents for
WiMcox &, Gibha Sewlaq Kachlne
e.SlHS1? P'opjetoi-.naTing recently be t
PiJ? thorough running, orde.
fciJ SiSf l Wheat wanted immedUteJ-
II. .i.lllL--tUl-tl.L JtlL.- IMI'I I,.
back numbers from the beginning: for $
the Magazine for one year and the 21 back ti
bors bocso(4 voli.). charges on bound
paid. This will give nearly 5,000 pagss o
choicest reading, with the finest illustrat
for- f 10.50, or nearly 50) pages for a do!
and will enable every subscriber to obtain
series from the first.
Special terms to Dealers, Clergymen
nn SCRIBKEIt A COCo4 Broadway. N.
THZ FSZSS 017 GiSZLSY'S CASZEX
Special Dispatch to the Republican.
THE PUBLIC LOSS.
trk, Diov. 30. Hie loss ol no
since 1 resident Lincoln, has
gainful a sensation here as
.nd lamentable death of Mr.
V(sad event was not widely
liis morning, and the
ssion made by it has
? all classes of the corn-
rally admitted that
rhicu was added
vraost critical mo-
8 OP RESPECT.
J in the lur-
t. Many bus Id-
at Dr. Choate's
A NOBLE CHARITY.
To erect the
Nebraska State Orph
To be Drawn in Public.
December 30th, 1872.
Tickets $1.00 Each or Six for $5
Lickets sent by ez Dress C. O. IV ?f A
1 Grand Cash Prise
I Grand Cash-Prise
1 Grn-I Ca-h Prixe
1 Cirnd t'fkdh Prica
1 Cash Prize
1 ash Pnii
2 Ca.-h Prizes. sn.OOO each
4 ( uh Prises. 2.(HKi each.
2 Cash Prizes. 1.000 each
SO Cash prizes. Each $100
200 Cah l'ris-s. Kath i5
5.000 Ca-h Prizes. " $10
3.101 Cash Prizes, " $3
This Leg-1 Enterprise
highest authority of the St
tate and besl but
n K.fnra Oct
ill oe iurm
Over one-half the tickets t-ke
1 htm lirtts.l 1 1
- . . v Muug-- ju Umax w a
tbpe who apuy first. . . . I
Money can be ent by mail, in Kegistel
Letters, Po.t Office Money orders, or by
Pr- . ... ,T-I
All Prii-swill he paid n fall, aohts n
iiw x-04 tail particulars "ru m p TTEE
' A Semarkalle Invention.
A Vermonter has invented a loom
that promises to work a great revolution
in the manufacture of cloth. What the
railroad is to the stage-coach, the ocean
ehiu to the packet of Mayflower days,
the telegraph to the post-boy, is the new
loom to its predecessors. Its main fea
tures are thec, and it has been in opera
tion a sufficient time in a number of
American manufacturing centres, to set
tle emphatically the question of its eu-
during utility :
1. It can be made any size, and worked
by child, . woman, water-power, horse
power or steam.
It manufactures any and every spe
cies of cloth, from the coarsest bag ma
terial to a beautiful fabric as fine as the
finest French beaver. The cloth can be
made any thickness, color, pattern, or
dencity; smooth or rough, and desired
width, the machinery lor adjusting the
needles being so Mmple that changes in
the form of the fabric can be accom
plished in a few minutes.
3. J Le fabric it produces is Dot h woven
and knit; the cloth does not. ravel, aid
will not frav at the cdee. owing to the
interlocking of the loop stitches. j
4. It dispenses with ail the old-time
labor of spooling, warping, drawing in,
dressing, beaming, etc., yet it manu
factures from two hundred an 1 fifty to
three hundred yards of almost any kind
ot cloth iaily, while theCronipton loom,
among the befit of the later isnprove
tnents on the old machine, has never
been known to work off more than one
tenth of that quantity in a like number
of hours. It leaves no -waste, is beati-
fully neat in const ruction, very suggest-
ive OI aeewillg luauii.uu, nun ctuait
A Letter From Greenwood.
Lcri Timot7 -Jester, tie Han wao Blnn-
dsroi into weaita.
An advertisement in the lioston news-
ranera. annouueine; the s-a!e at auction
of the Dexter property in Newburyport,
rinss to mini numerous stories current
ia that city respecting the eccentric indi-
vidaal who nourished there m the latter
iart of the last century, under tho scU-
a-sumed title of Lord Timothy Dexter,
l'h ia was the fortunate tiicrch.nt who.
with brain either o scant or disordired
that he was continually making himself
an object of derision, blundered into
what in thoe days was consiuerea a stu
It was Iord Uexter who, on consuit
nr a waggi.-h acquaintance as to a profit
able way cf investing certain moneys,
was advised to ship a cargo of warming
pans to the Wert Indies, and availed
hinitelr" of the advice, to the great mirth
of all who heard of tho transaction.
The cream of the joke, however, watho
warmmg-pans found sale to tu5 sugar
manufacturers for ladies, and Uexter
real aed a great profit ou the venture.
A ehiDment of red woolen night caps to
the coast f Guinea, suggatedasa joke,
tnrncd out a most fortunate speculation.
Somebody, wishing to humbug the Old
fellow, told hitn ene day that news had
come that all the whales were dy:ng off.
Dexter went to work and bough i up ail
the whalebone he could get any hold
of, fairly cornerning the market, after
Inch he unloaded at iruruene proht.
Having at last blundered into great
wealth, he assumed the title of Lord
Dexter, and spent a great deal of money
in layiDg out attractive grounds about
his house, but ruined the effects pro
duced by skillful gardners by setting up
in everv direction carved woodeu heures
of the most hideous description. Twen-
fv-uve vears ko some ot these figure
were still to be seen upon the grounds.
Lord Dexter, becoming ambitious of
literary distinction, publi-die. a booic,
with the title of "A Piekle for the
Knowing Ones ;" but being couscious of
weakness in the matter et panctuation,
Dut all the periods, comas, semicolons,
and the like at the end of the book,
telling hit readers that they might pep
per and salt his productions to suit them
A few davs before his death he had a
mock funeral, and afterward beat his
wife because she did noc exhibit suffi
cient grief over his fictitious demise.
Some time ago, the house and grounds
once occupied by this strange character
came into the possession of a wealthy
citizen of Newburyport, who has made
the place one of the most beautilul resi
dencea in New Encland-
Sir. "Greeley's Last Letter.
TKa fnllnOMmr aaou tha lavT Ipttpr OVOT
1 llj iwiiv'.- i.", - ' - - - - - -
written by MrGreeley to Mr. Charles
New York. July 27. 1872.
Received yours of the 25th inst. I have
11 I:r. .l.inn vKat mmnlp railed
vastly foolish and impolitic acts, and I
did not dispute tneir j uagmenc. x amy
caid that what did seem to me the
riuht thine. If 1 should die betore
n. ka l.ontan iKfTAin. Tllp.lSe tCS
tify fof me that L do not regret, having
oravea puuna upimuu mim . ..wai. v
it wrong ana anew i j u lutiiit.
(Signed) Horace Greeley.
lis Inllans Dying Cut.
.According to the census of 1 SCO there
the United States.
Tn 1S70 the number had decreased to
25,000. Of these 30.000 were ten years
ago inhabitants of the btates, and 14,-
wifl nf tho territories : DOW Onlv 20 000
remain in the States and but 5,000 in the
Kv. Herald: It has been some
time since I have remembered you long
enough to write. I have just finished
the Herald, and feel a if I owed you
one, and accordingly here goes.
I have just returned from an extensive
tour of South Platte, as far as White
Man's Fork, on the Republican River.
My mode of trfrel was by a Prairie
Schooner my bed room a largj one
my bed quilt, blanket and "icA," spread
on the soil of Nebraska my cook, well,
I'll not give the name. What we saw
was worth seeing. I went over the same
route part of the distance last summer
in Jane, and I must confess that there
was more improvement in the general
appearance of the country than I had
imagined there could be in so short a
time. The greatest frowth of towns
arc Lincoln and Lowell the L s seem
to have it, although Fairmont, Crete,
Harvard and Juniata, are growing places.
Sutton, Dorchester, Inland, and Kene
saw, are or seem to be dead in the shell
so far as the simple town is concerned.
The farming country is not to bo sur
passed in any part of the globe that it
has been my fortune to travel. After
leaving Lowell, going southward, we find
no water for stock until we get to
Walker's Hoto' (or to Nebraska it,
is Walker's Ranch). It should be called
Rank, for the wretch has the hardihood. '
the meanness, to charge for water, and
poor water at that. I would say to emi
grants traveling towards the Republican
valley, take what is known as the upper
road to Plum Creek, where the water is
pure, the road better, and all is free,
only you bare to help yourself; and I
will say further hat there are settlements
all along the road except across the di
vide, thirty miles ; the farthest places
are b'lt twenty-two rniJus ; after you aro
on the Republican bottom, tho numer
oas little timbered streams provide the
very best of water anl plenty of wood,
also free. And 1 60 acres of good land
for $1.25 an acre to actual settlers, or
for 514.0L) as a homestead unlar the
homestead acts, one of the achievements
of the Republican party. I would sup
pose a life long Democrat would be
ashamed to take the benefit of that act
after they had opposed it all their lives,
I mean if they were as other people are.
1 take the unprccidentcd position that
a man may be a Republican and not a
Christian, but I defy a man to be a
Christian without being a moral nun.
I.had not intended to let politics crop out
in this letter, but excuse me.
I had intended to have made a partial
canvass of the State, bat circumstances
have prevented ; rest assured, however.
I am for Grant and Wilson, and have
been for the Republican ticket of this
iSute. and they have run ahead of my
calculations about one thousand.
New-, from this part of the country.
seems to be scarce, unless I tell you how
Joseph Martin and one Dale, of Ash
and, had a scriuiage, with fits and
teeth, in which the afore mentioned
Martin gat. the end of his finger bit off ;
the row was because said Dale wore a
breast pin Martin had presented to a
young , lady love of his, and it seems
Dale had the good fortune to borrow, the
pin and bite Martin's finger. How it
that for a sensation? Both, I under
stand, are Greeley men.
The corn crop in this locality is fair,
but as good as it waa lat year for quan
tity, yet it ia sound ; prices range from
10 to 15 cents per bushel.
One thing more I wish to state, for
the benefit of emigrants, in regard to
the homestead and pre cmption laws :
Your fees for pre-emption are $2.00, no
more, no less ; your homestead papers
$14 00 for land that has not been previ
ously homesteaded ; for filing a com
plaint, the agerU are allowed $2.00 for
publishing, and 15 cents per hundred
words, no more; the usual fee is $10.00,
do not pay it; demand your papets;
government paya these agents a guar
anteed salary, by the year, aud a per
cent, until it reaches a certain amount,
and furnishes the office in blanks; no
extra charges are allowed for any errors
that are made through the carelessness
of agents. I write this summary be
cause I never saw it in a newspaper and
I never could find what the law waa un
til this fall, and then at considerable
This, Mr. Editor, is my last letter for
publication from Greenwood, Nebraska,
yet I hope to write you many more from
the Republican valley, during my so
journ in Nebraska, and Kope some one
who lives near Lere will send up the
locals for Greenwood.
Yours as ever, A. T3. M.
There is nothing sacred in this age of
slang verses. Think of a Baltimore poet
daring to write of the Death of Cleopatra
after this fashon :
She got a little rLson snake.
Ana hid it in her gown;
It gave its little tail a shake.
And did her job op brown I
She tumbled down uion her bed.
W her sne was wont to lie
Removed ber chignon from her head.
And followed Antony."
The Louisville Covritr-Journal sadly
says: "We are perfectly free to say
that having reason to change our opin
ion of Governor Brown, (B. Gratz), ie
are noc his friend, and would vote for
him for nothing, per r" Poor Brown !
Eveu a majority of the electors of his
own State, refused to vote for him. for
President. He euia to be the worrt
used up inan that ever ran oo a National
twket llaJe'Mi ' : . .
now cxn.5i.33 ass haze.
Probably very few, even of those per
sons who are generally well informed,
have tho slightest conception of the
various processes by which those won
ders of mode n imitative art, popularly
known as Chromos, are gradually devel
oped, step by step, lo a perfection
which almost defies discrimination in
comparing with the original. The lith
ographic, or some process, is that gener
ally used in this country; but having
been found too slow, aud inherently de
fective for rendering uome of the most
delicate tints, great effort has been made
to find a substitute, by which a higher
degree of perfection coald be attained,
and the superior productive capacity of
relief substituted for the uncertainties
aud delays of surface printing.
Many years ago, Mr. Charles Stahl, a
lithographic eugraver of high repute,
directed his attention to this subject, and
aFter years of patient and enthusiastic
devotion, he has overcome all difficul
ties, and has so perfected his process a.
to insure a complete revolution in the
art of color printing.
Messrs. James Sutton & Co., of 58
Maiden Lane, New York, publishers of
TueAldixe, adopted his process for
the production of their Premium Chro
mos, some threo years ajco ; and, with
the increased facilities thus paced his
disposal, Mr. Stahl has been enabled to
achieve the most admirable results, and
the firm are now printing Chrouios,
equal in every respect to the very best
The picture to be copied is covered ;
with a transparent sheet of oiled paper,
on which a tracing of every ' outline is
made. This eutline is then transferred
to a lithographic stone, known as the
"Key." A number of plates, equal to
the number of tints desired, is next pre
pared, and an impression from the
Key is printed on eaoti. With the orig
inal before ' him, tho artist fills in with
a crayon such portions of the outline on
each plate as he wishes to have repro
duce the particular shade assigned to it.
The untouched portions of the plate
aro then covered with a peculiar prepar
ation, aud a galvanic bath nicely govern
ed, does the work of an engraver, but
does it as no engraver could
posibly do it true to a hair,
and Gner, if necessary, than the
naked eye can discover. Each plate is
printed in its turu on the paper, and ev
ery impression uiu be so adjusted to
its predecessor, that there thall not be
tbe lighte;-t variation.
When it is considered that as many as
twenty or thirty plates are often requir
ed that eoaie portions of a tint are
pre-erved pure to tho end, while otheis
are covered and effected hy one or all
succeeding impressions the marvelous
skill and knowledge of various combina
tions of color required of an artist who
essays to lay out and coiup'ete the plates
for a Chroino, may be faintly imagined
by those who see and admire the splen
did result of his labors.
In The Aldine establishment may
be seen two immen-o Cottrel & Bab
cock printing machines, selected for
their accuracy of register and perfect
distribution. These presf-cs are con
stantly occupied in printing the Chrnmos
to be given as premiums to subscribers
to The Aldise for 1S73.
The process of relief printing has,
among many, this very important, ad
vantage over lithography ; the printing
is not from .-uiface tmitxfm never per
fect, and continually demanding renewal
bitdireetly 'iota tha engraving it-elf.
which, being on hard metal, will not.
wear out. Persons who are satisfied
with the specimens shown, may be as-
Mired that the copies they get will b
even better, as practice constantly im
proves th adjustment of the colors.
Since The Aldine originated the
plan of giving subscribers Chromos free,
ne trly every paper of any pretention ha
adopted the idea, and many thing called
Chromos have been extensively advertis
ed and puffed all over the country. The
well-known artistic standing of TllE
Aldine was a guarantee that its Pre
mium Chromos would be everything
that the most fastidious could desire ;
and the specimens of 'The Village
Belle" and "Crossing the Moor," now
before us, fully justify every expectation.
The superior facilities of the publish
er enable them to deliver a large edi
tion of these Chromos to subscribers
immediately, and they can keep pace
with a demand equal to 20,000 pair
per month from January.
It is estimated that before June 1st,
over 2,500.000 impressions will bo print
ed on each of these Chromos, which
would give 100,000 pairs. Such an edi
tion of Chromos of euch a grade and
site (14x20 inches each), is an utterly
unheard of thing, and a year apo would
have caused our slower cousins across
the water to laugh -at tha projector as a
fool. But this is not a country of pre
cedents; it is only asked is the thing
possible? uni presto I American enter
prise does it!
Expressing Distancas in Coin.
Mark Twain, now in London, made
an after dinner speech at the Savase
Club in which he expressed his difficulty
in finding out where he was in that great
city, as follows :
"Every thing in this monster city in
terests me, and I cannot keep from talk
ing, even at the risk of being instruct
ive. People here seem always to ex
press distances by parable. To a stran
ger it is just a little confusing to be o
parabolic so to sp- ak. 1 collar a citi
zen, and I think I am going to get some
valuable information out of him. I ask
how far it is to Birmingham, and ho hays
it is twenty-one shillings and six-pence.
Now, we know that don't help a man
any who is trying to learn. I find myself
down town somewhere, and I want to
get some kind of an idea of where I am
being usually lost when alone. and I
stop a citizen and ay : 'How far is it to
Charine Cross?' Shilling fare ia cab,'
and off he goes. I suppose if 1 were to
ask a Londoner how far it is from the
sublime 'to the ridiculous, he would
try to express it in coin."
The Chicago Rnilto-iy Renew says
that the lliinou Railroad Commiasioners'
Report hangs fire. Several companies
have paid no attention to the draft on
them for information under the law
The Commissioners notify such, (Dec.
4) that the reports "mut be sent in
forthwith," under penalty of perempto
ry enforcement of the provisions felatisg
to fine. JJairk-Ew-
Humboldt. the ex-bucho man, is now
a elerk in a New lorkdxutf store.
VTkj American Wcmon ara Selieat.
Another reason of tbe delicacy of bur
women id the far greater style affect en
by all classes in dress, and the wearing
of corcts during early youth. Natur
ally, if'oii't has attained a full and tine
physical development, tight cor.-et,
heavy skirts, close-fitting boots and
weighty chignons cannot injure to the
same extent as when ihr-e appliance t'
fashion are pul upon the soft and yieKf
ing miwcles of a yoang and growing
girl. The noble ladies of England extr
eme many hours daily in the open air.
They do not disdain to doii heavy calf
skin shoes and colored petticoats, in
which to perforin this duty. This, of
course, would not alone make them as
healthy as they are, were not their con
stitutions strengthened by a proper phy
sical education before they are eighteen
years of age, but it suffices to retain
them in a good degree of health. Our
fair Americans early in the day attire
themselves in charming rooming cos
tumes, with white skirts; and then they
are averse to soiling these by exercise,
and the least dampness deter theai
from a promenade. American ladies
think far more of dress and fahrorr, and
spend more money and time on their
toilets, than any women in Europe, not
excepting the French, from whom all
our fashions come. Galaxy.
The women of the old province of An-'
jou are celebrated in their art io folding
linen. 1 he renown i art' oM one, but
it has, nevertheless, bestowed no' rhcan
celebrity on the ladies of Angers. The
art does not flourish now as it used, and
is, indeed, nearly confined to the grand
old housekeepers of tha fcrand old cha
teaux of the place, lho linen presses
of a mairnificent Gothic hospital still
show, .too, some chef-d'cEvre of the
kind. The good sisters throw open tho
doors of their immense cupboards with
a natural feeling of pride, and reveal to
astonishment and .admiration of the vis
itors tho wonders of their dexterity'. Irr
a vast sheet, folded into a trough,
twenty-four sheep, formed of chemises,
arc drinking, guarded by a night dress
in the shape of a ahepherd, aud so on
Linen castles, windmills, towers,- and ab-,
tesses are frequent tours U force of
thewj dexterous linen folders. Moore's
To lia.c Apple Setter,
Take one pa!!oi of cider I boil down
to half the quantity; pare tho apples
and cut them line; put tbe ppplc in Mm
cider in small quantities, and boil until"
soft, adding apples cuough to ii 1 the
kettle; boil and stir constantly until
thoroughly done front an hour to an
hour and u half';' be careful and not let
it burn; spico with ground ti!n m"ii
and cloves, or any spices to auit th
Tale Your Ecno Taper;
The following is taken from the cdi '
tonal columns of the L-iffy's Hook, and
wo commend its careful peru.-a! to many
persons in this county trli'i ai
ir.-g their noma paper
"What tells us so readily tho stand
ard ot a town or city a- the appearance
of its paper? Aud its youth or its age
can as weil be determined by t!e ob
hervintT as a per.-onal notice. The en
terprise of its citizens is depicted by its
advertisements, their liberality by tho
looks of the paper. Some paperoshnw
a good, solid, healthy foundation, ple
thoric purses, and a well to-do appear
ance generally ; others a owa a (Striving;
to contend with the grasping thousands'
around thetu, trying hard to wrench out
an existence from the close fi-ted com
munity surrounding. An occasional nie
toric display io its columns nr teleirraplir
or local or of editorials, show what it'
can do ifithadthc means, but it can
not continue in the expensive work un
til support comes, which oaghi to be
readily granted. A newspaper is lifce a
church ; it wants fostering in the com
mencement, and for a few years ; then,
as a general thing, it can walk alone,
and reflect credit upon its location. Take
your home paper; it gives j'ou more
news of immediate interest than New
Yoik or other papers; it talks for you
when other localties belie you; it stands
.. . , ,
champion in your home paper, and those
who stand up for you should certainly be
well sustained. our interests are kin
dred and equal and you must rise or fall
together. Therefore, it i your interest
to support your home paper; not
grudgnily, but in a liberal spirit; as a
pleasure, not as a disagreeable duty ;
but as an investment that will amply
pay the expenditure.
Tt X. Si XT. anl A & 27. Soals..
It ia very gratifying to know from pri
vate advices that the suggestion made
first by the Tribune and RrjjuUican,
kept before the companies aud the peo
ple, has culminated in just the result
which we desired. A through train to
St. Louis wii! bu immediately put on tha
A. & N. road, of course running over
the B. & M. and Missouri Paoifij. Pas
sengers can go through from Omaha to
St." Louis without change of cars.
Freight will also be taken through
aii expeditiously, and at ai low rates as
by any other route.
This is indeed cheering nerr fof
Omaha. It opfcns a routa, through her
own territory via her cap. tal to tho great
est western city. It show couvlu-ively
the value of the new Platte bridge t
the State and to this county. The com
pletion of thatbridce is one of the grand
features of the . ear 1872, and it wi!l re
sult before tuany moot lis in more than a
revolution of public travel.
Wa cannot com mend to highly tho
prompt action and th lively enterprise
of tha . &, N., nor tae spirit in which
the B. k M. have met the proposition.
Col. C. C Smith, though we bar not-'
tho pleasure of his personal acquaint
ance, must bo a uinof energy, dvemion.
und a fir.Ht-class railroad suoerinten-biut.
We kuow his assistant, M. M. Town.
E-q., to be a good man for the positkn.
Our citizens should patrcnixj thitnew'
line, both by freight nimr,or-lm
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