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T R'E! HERALD.
lafclhed every Thursday at
PL ATTS-IQTJTII , BEB)A3UL
OFFICIAL PAPER OF TEE
CITY AND COUNTY.
Terme, ia Adrac.
0 eey. tlx mentis
0aeopy. three months...
eriBorcTr. SMITH k 6TARBIRD At.
fVl torneya at Law. Practice in. all the eourU
afthe 6ae. Ppecial attention ;iTen to coiieo
CVnt and matters of Probate j
0S.M erer tie Port Ollioe. PUttMaouth, Seb.
H. WHEELER ft Co. Attorney at Law.
Special attention iTen to prooaie yu
:! oiiaa Office in the Ma
Il r hm) Solicitors in Chancery. Platte
Kebraeka. OSm ia FitageraJd sBloca.
"ar PPFolf. Attornry at Law -Office
frl . a Main Street, over Chapman's Drug
itw-. flnasial attention give te eolleetiea
r-. ia T.TVTieiJiiTON. Phninun -ad Bar-
JXm e"en. tenders hU profwwional semces to
S, aiticras of Cane county. Reaidenceeoutheast
-i.v .nH Siwth iitreet : office on Main
atreet. one door went efLyman'a Lumber Yard
Y I atum o ata. Neb.
RAWLIN3, Sureeon and Physician
t .i. . Hiirvoon-.n-CDiar of the Army oi
utomu. l'latumouin. biotok.
r. Jabnaon'a Urac btore aiam evreev
-pwRS. SCHlLDKNECHT ft BUTLER. Prac-
9 ueirjr fnysici". "uic iu m"io
One of them will be found there day and
tAxbt- when not away on proffe6.ional business.
HALL LIGHTED AT NIQuT.
-TT7 HEELER ft BENNtTTT Real Estate and
f l T Paying Aenu, xvatiir t-uoiio.r
nod Life laauranee Ae.
rH ELPi FAINE General Insurance Agent
A RtpreKentssom of toe msn ran-ui- w-i-
MtUi in toe lniiea . .
Oflia- wit. Barae. ft Irolloek a. Fiferald.
JOEX FITZGERALD Proprietor
fata Street, Between 5th and 6 Lb. 84.
FOR B00K8 NEEDED BY ALL
ki lir.nl nublifhei on tha Uoaaa aud
Mt Cow. Liberal terms.
Money trade rapid-
fey y AgeaU ellin
Utese books, ben tor
if OUTEA 00ATE3. PaWi.her-.
v Philadelphia. Pa,
EPisxo jlxt Gallery-
fvntonvkif Ambrotypha a-d copies
Jtoneli picture, plain or colored, either in
Lt. at.r or oil. All work neatly executed
varra Ud to give satinfaction.
V.V. LEONARD Artist.
104 f .ldain tit.. Piattumoath.
GOUOMOH & NATHAN,
fUttT WU XV
fTiLcgy Dry Goods, Notions,
Zjodie- Furnishing Goods,
Cheapest, and Best Assorted
15 toe k ;n the City.
iSyStore oo Main, between 4th and 5tb
streets. Platternouth, Nebraska.
FtwiKiri booked to and frcm all parta of
K.,.P. at lowest DU VERXET.
Wester. Agt. Zt & Chicago.
S3. I. 3 L ST E It.
It In receipt of the fine aad
Of Cawirneres, Cloths. Vesting?,
ever brought to the city, which
I will make up in tha
ti-PIease call and examine.'"!'
Plattsinouth, April 18, 1872.
3erubn or Aa-rtTrvtvMuZfvmnfiTt6iSVi,'"T'
geo. . owell 0o
for a Cirrnlar. or inclote 25 eeau for their One
f;"1f;? re Pamphlet, containing Liut of
o.vj .i rwf (japrj nj nUmtui, showing the
cost of advertising, alromany noeful hint miH.
ertisen-. and won account of the experience!
jnhoere known as accext'ul adrertia-
xaia nna are proprietors of tbe American
41 ?ark How ti- V-
ana are poeMed of nneqnaled facilities for
rcoring tbe insertion of adrertiMmenta in all
vawppaaers ana l'eriodtcals at lowevt raton.
fJELB p GILLETTE,
Cenl Aest Dep't North wect, ;
Union Central Life
J. H. PUBS SOW.
Losk to Your Children.
The Great Soothing Remedy.
2?8, ',.Cu colic and rripinf in
nniiwinoi iag iwwtu, ana lacuttet
Sfwo. j th e proceu of teeth inn.
n.-M ' Subdue convulsions and
Whitcoitib overcoraes all dueaves inci-
d'P" dot to infanta and children.
uL-1 w. ' CnrM Oiarrhopa. Dyente
' h'tcom b rr and lumm room plaint
Syrup. ichUdren of all airee.
It is the reat Infants' and Children'snSooth
in? Remedy, in all disorders brought on by
tecthinn or any other cause.
LouPMrd bT tb Grafton dic" Co St
boM hy droiata a A- in r.;
J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
MACHIN E iHOP!
lYayman &f Curtis.
Repairers of Steam nrines. Boilers, Saw and
UrmtMill. . . at ,
Oaa and rteam nttinffs, rrroognr. iron rip.
Force and Tift Pumps. Steam Gauges, aJanc
Valre Governors, and all kinds of
Brass Engine. Fittings,
famished en shaft etiee.
RepaUa.? an hr.rt notice.
A Heavy Stock of Goods on
So W mnd Ifa Inlerr en Borrow capital
to Maao UJT Ltuiomort 1 1
EiTABLI?HED HOUSE IV
Korth side Main between Second and Third sts.
Takes pleasure in announcinc to
Fnrcier and Mechanics.
That he has ac large and well selected stock of
Dry Goods. Groceries, fronoions. as were
ever brought to tae city of Plattsmonth.
It will ccst you nothing tolotk at them
whether yu buy or not. i5y examining tbe
prices at the "OLD RELIABLE" you will be
able to tell when other parties try to swiadu
Buying Your Green-house and
0S1 sen East for Plants when yon ean
set just as sool lr less money nearer
would fay that I have the largest and beet
stock of plants ever offered for sale in tbe west
and tropOt to sell them at reasonable prices.
Be sare aiui rend for my
To n nnnerous mraas ami pairrjn. i
Hew Descriptive Catalogue.
which will be sent free to all wh- apply for if
Then give rue your orders, and I feel confident
I can satisfy yoa. he-oopd
Addre. W. J. HESSER.
yeb. 13 diw Plattamouth. Neb.
Rev. Tim 3 Peppy,
(Recently of Tale College.)
September 3d, 1872.
Board and Tuition at low rates. Apply
Chairman of Trustees, Crete Net.
3. G- 2X cover,
r Keeps constantly on hand
all staple articles
Boots and Shoes, &c,
In fact every thing usually kept 1" a Vari t-
More. which will be sold on small profits for
v-ash. u Kino ot f roduoe taken in exchnag
Highest Market Price given in cash
19-w for Grain.
Weeping Water, Nebraska.
JAB. CMSBE & CO
&0RT0X ft JEXK8.
HATS. CAPS BOOTS.
Willcox &. Gibha Sewlaq Machine
K?ilfJhJfJ,e1r,n tboTO" running orde
1000 Bushels of Wheat want! immediate!
This unrivalled Me'
contain a single partic
iurious mineral subttan
For forty years it has
in all diseases of the Live
'i bousands of the good an
the country vouch for its '
liar Dower In Durifvins th
the torpid 1 ver and bowels, an
new life and Vigor to the whole
mons' Liver Regulator isacknowle1
nn fn n aI aj.
It contains four medical elements.
ted in the same hanpy proportion in an
preparation vis i a gentle Cathartic a wonder
ful Tonic, an un-exceptionable Alterative and
a certain Corrective of all im purities of the body
Such signal success has attended its use, that it
is now regarded as the
GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC,
for Liver Complaint and the painful offspring
thereof, to-wit. Dyspepsia. Constipation,
Jaundice. Bilious at' a ka Sick headache. Colic
Depression of Spirits. Sour Stomach. Heart
Burn Ac. Ac.
Regulate the liver and prevent.
CIIILLS AND FEVER;
Prepared only by J. II. ZEILIN ft CO.
Druggists. Macon. Oa.
Send for a Circular I and 329 Arch street.
Price tl; by mail 1-Vo Philadelphia Pa,
For Sale by j BUTTERY,
jan4wly. Plattsmonth. Neb.
a cMin rtu nn. Holland.
ry By SAXE HOLM. A Long St f
BRET HARTE. (
BRILLIANT ARRAY of CONTRIBL
CLARENCE COOK on FURNITUR3
and DECORATION. R. H. STOD
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Db. Holland, the Editor, will write the se
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Mi.. TlalWk. Tt i entitled ArlliU-'
?Mtl, uJ will deal witn some ot tne nr
a;sBu-n problems of American mo. n
eommeocedin the November Number.
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Nebraska, Thursday, December 26, 1872.
Liatrict sni Circuit
i J i i vi .1
urt lor Nebraska, just
V escaped tbe general
isioess, but rath-
Jnotion ia that the
C are in a measure
is of the State
tisdictioo of this
ligation or all vi
u statutes, taken in
toiber ot such vi-
"tate, make it a
TrTM-coiIFt brSrfch enlarged discretion,
and eo independent of review within the
State, it is a matter of comment that
grievous cause of complaint does not ex
ist. A close observer of the last entire
term, leaves it possible for us to say,
that to far as the court is concerned.
nothing has occurred but which merits
the applause of all lovers of
justice. It is a matter for congratula
tion, that under certain rulings of the
court, a large number ot cases which
have heretofore vexed the even course
of aflf Lnot in future appear.
to are :
is cut upon the odd
f land within rail-
' -. J
r".n , HS."
UC UUltCU iJlnWO
overnment land ;
f companies, the
yiased in the
; of land
ss ho re-
,the courts and
m those in ne
inn, always ex-
fi and as a rule
3jA the ground that
juries are simply automatons
uud to indict in view of the slightest
violation of a statuatory provision sup
posed to be inflexible,
1 be two events ot a quasi literary
character which marked the term were
the charges of Judge Dundy : First, to
-t . . i - . i
tne graua jury at me opening oi toe
session, ana next to tne petit jury in
submitting the Abuer C. Reed ease.
Both aie distinct in matter, but one as
models. The most stately examples of
reusic writing are to be fouud in tbe
charges of courts. Where each word
uttered is weighed with an exactness
which justice alone roquires, it is not to
be wondered that accuracy and simplici
ty of fcpeech are approximated. In tho
charge to the jury in the Reed case, we
are not certain but the point was abso
lutely reached. The student of Un
guage tin da almost as many who say
what they do not want to, as what they
do. Nearly aa many difficulties arise
from inaccuracy of speech as from abera
tions in morals. In view of these fact.
no study is more tuiggcstive th.m the
formal utterances of uen upon whose
words hii!Z lite or deaU. It is a matter
of regret to a)' obscrviiK attaches of the
court, that both the charges alluded to
have not been published in full. With
out flattery, it can be fs'rly said that in
the first his honor gave existence to a
vigorous commentary on bgal ethics, and
in the latter, that he e balanced his
language as to express mthing unjust.
and in addition produced a thesis cov
ering the cass remarkable br its dignity
The grand jury during their session
disposed of over one hund-ed and fifty
cases, nearly half the numler being lg
nored. On Friday last thai body made
their final presentations, aid were dis
charged. The Judge, notwithstanding
his severe aocident, was lc good cheer.
Ills closing words to thejury were very
complimentary. He sai4, io substance,
tu-k iucy werr iu oue repect, an excep-
uou io grana juries, inasmuch as but one
man had been presented who had not
confessed or been convicted. Each one
thJjA1 7 a. Personal Jewell of
tne judge, expressing an Iia ua l.U
solicitude lor his recovery.
xne Kindly intercourse ot the court
witn the juries, and even with tae ac
cused, has been such, if we are not mis
taken, a will bmd them to bis honor by
tne ties oi most respectful friendship.
The State of Nebraska
Jate herself that the office of Ilmtd
States district judge is filled by one of
ner own citizeps eo worthy of the dis
tinction he has achieved ; and young
men may see illustrated in his honor,
the court, the maxim that "in adversity
is prosperity. It is further a matter for
satisfaction that the ministerial depart
ment of the court is presided over bv so
worthy and upright a citizen as the lion
no. JJaily, U. S. Marshal. And now
the end, for we have builded longer, if I
nnt -;r T ' I
"wn v - a a. a iu TV trAJViAjlj, IAW
A brakeman on a certain freight train
on the U. P. R. R. last evening told us
tne following joke on his conductor.
which he vouches for: As the train
was coming eastward Monday night, the
conductor received instructions at Grand
Island to "proceed carefully and look
out for train No. 5. He was one of
the most vigilant of men and he did keen
a snarp looic-oat. suddenly he espied a
big bright light ahead through the treea.
and bringing his train to a Hand still, he
seized a flag and lantern and ran ahead,
waving them most lustily, till he dis-
covered that he was flainr the Heir,
i- . " " I
It ia considered a very oolite thing
when walking with a lady to pass around I
on the opposite side to avoid stepping I
oo oer Qftaow.
We clip the followiocr, notice of a
I wonderful discovery in Seward county,
from the Omaha Republican, and will
add, that daring a week a stay in that
county this fall we saw the deration of
piasicnug uuu-tr, ci.ciicuucv
I meu, who were of opinion that this mor
tar would make an good, or even better
wall, than one made with the ordinary
burnt lime. The quantity is almost
boundless, the bed covering several sec
I tiona of land
I Seward county has made a very valua
hie discovery, if the report in the btate
Journal is correct. It is said that a sev
enteen foot vein of lime has leen found
so "free from carbon and other foreign
substances, that it ia ued for plastering
without burning, by "imply slacking and
mixtnc with tne ordinary quantity
sand. A strata of silicate of macae
sia has also been discovered, which is aid
to be eqail to the famous New Jersey
silicate. This will nive material for the
manufacture of glass, and also glazing
for ths various kinds of pottery. It
onlv carries out our idea of manufac
tures to be established all over the State.
This will be a link in the chain to make
Nebraska what she is destined to be a
Curious Divorce Case.
A curious divorce case, founded upon
the plea that the marriage was compul
Bory and contracted under protest, is
pending in a JJaltimore court. I ho
plaintiff is the husband, who says that
in July. 1871, he was politely invited to
the house of his father-in-law by that
gentleman, who. getting him there, was
mr m rt iMid fvts m r am iii lora tvi ! rra
I "IS AUAIVUS IU1 snaj luiuivuiuiv ui-inavi
between hia daughter and the plaintiff,
iL-a r A knl.l t K t lotto m nnaniiOP htr
tiiav uv ivi a, nvvva ,
tnata(AlSlia In. i 1 l'r wrt l-t 1 1 k Vi A lvrfnmQr
I VtA nyans-wMsa.., tj.a vlllliC -Al VllgUiaU
who had been provided performed the
ceremony. The plaintiff dedaree that
I. laa'v - -
to an qis amrmative responses during
the ceremony, be added the proviso.
If this is legal, and he new asks that
the marriage may be declared null and
A sad tableau but not an uncommon
one. A 6mali, wretched-looking qousq.
Outside a miserable apology for a man,
crazed by drink, assaulting the door, and
making the air resound with his curses.
Inside, a pale, thin woman, with a wan
expression ot leatures, pressing one
hand tightly over her heart, and with
the other heating a poker in the fire.
Gen. Grant's Horse "Cin:inatl."
The TsKinrtrn rjirrpannmlAnt nf tflA
x ork . World save :
- - "
1 here is but one tuorougaoieu iu vne
hite house stable, and that one is the
famous (for his war record) Cincinnati,
who is, I am told, a son of Lexington.
Cincinnati is a fine, large, bay horse,
without a spot of white about him. He
is about sixteen and a half bands high.
and is said to be as many years old. His
days of usefulness are past, though he
eojoys good health, but he ia considered
too old to be ridden much now. IJeisa
most intelligent animal, and appears to
understand all that is said to him, and is
wonderfully fond of being petted. He
will follow any one disposed to stroke his
face from one side ot bis stall to the
other, and hold his nose againu the
grating to receive a caress. Cincinnati
was captured during the war, on Jeff.
Davis' plantation, in Mississippi. The
lucky capturer was was Gen. Thomas
Kilby Smith, of Ohio. This officer.
thinking the horse too fine for his own
use (he being only a colonel at the time),
presented Cincinnati to Gen. Grant.-
luis was in ibo, l oeiieve, ana irom
that time Cincinnati was on every battle
field on which Gen. Grant appeared.
He was a plucky horse, and stood fire
well, and ho passes into history.
The young lady students at Cham-
bersburg, Pa., kindly pent forty hoop-
Fkirts that were out of style, to the suf
ferers by tbe lioston fire.
Ssfsrm in UisspnrL
xne neiormers ot Missouri are
somewhat unhappy in their efforts to re
store purity and honesty to the
home government. Woodson.
the Reform governor that, as has been
proven, procured from Ruchanan county.
an illegal issue ot -00,000 railroad
bonds, for a fee of $20,000, paid to him
as attorney tor the company. lthaD-
penea tnac rv ooason was at tne same
time acting as attorney for the county,
and at the same time was drawing pay
from the county Treasury, for his sup
posed services in protecting it from
thieves and robbers.
Now it tarns out that the same county
has been m eteno isly bled by Claiborne,
another distinguished political reformer
ot the Riair-Airown type. A commis-
Uoner of pure and undefiled liberal re-
form was appointed, a few months ago.
by Gov. Brown, to locate the State Lu
natic Asylum. They traveled the coun
try over from Dan to Bersheba. seeking
some healthy rural site fur the domicils
of tte State's insane. Finally they
came to ifucbanan county, ana pitched
their tent in tbe village of St. Joseph.
xn county commissioners met ana ap
propriated $15,000 to help build the
asyium. The commissioners bethought
themselves soon after that St. Joset h
was the very spot they had been 60 long
seek rig, and thereupon located their
asylum, and went home happy.
Bit somehow or other there has arisen
an inquiry after that $ 1 5,000. The Asy
lum authorities expected it in vain to
drop into their coffers. Some invest!
j .u.. u.j i v.
-J 'J cu ""j" " " "ccu uui uu
regularly drawn from the County Treas
ury on a warrant, but whither it bad
strayed afterward was a mystery.
rioauy wnen it began to look as
though it was going to get particularly
not for somebody. Claiborne stenned
f At r . r
rorwara ana ana said, I cannot tell a
lie. I put into my little pocket." Clair
borne says that he took the $15,000 as
an attorney a fee, to secure the location
of the Asylum at St. Joe. and with the
explanat ion the Missouri reformers are
once mere happy, and those who thought
somebody had stolen the money, go on
their way rejoic'ng that at last Missouri.
and especially Buchanan county, has
Ia,,en .nn.aer.. Pone8t .rQ,e. ln(1 P?nty
fallen under honest
ahnnnns in nil hr lvtrrlo-a Yi .hup.
Vermont had fifWn inches of snow at
the beginning of the week The Green
ftjoootein u whit.
203ACB G2ZLETS LAST WILL.
(From the 'ew York Sun. Dec. 10.
Yesterday moraine Misses Ida and
Gabrielle Greeley, Mis Suaa Laaison,
Stuartf of Tarrytown, and a rcry timid
young iaay wno renuesiea me reporter
not to mention her name, appeared in
the Surrogate s office. White Plain, ac
companied bv ex Judge Robert S. Hart,
couniel fwr Mr. and Mrs. Greeley's es
tate. 1 he object ot the viit was to pre-
sent the following will of Horace Gree
ley for probate :
MR. OREEL-Y'a WILL.
I Horace Greeiey, of the town of
New Castle, Westchester eounty. State
of New York, aged sixty-one year, be
ing in fair health and in the posesion
ot my mental faculties, revoking all lor-
mer wills, do make this my last will and
Item 1. I give and bequeath all the
property of which 1 may die possessed,
including lands, mortgages, bonds, note
ot hand, debts, stocks, dues and obliga
tions, to my eldest daughter, Ida !
Greeiey, one-half to bo ued at her own
discretion, in the education and support
of her sister, Gabrielle. The other
moiety to be her own in every right.
item 2. 1 give and bequeath my gold
watch, usually worn by me to my second
daughter, Gabrielle Miriam Greeley,
Witcess my hand and seal this 9th
day of November, 1872.
(Sined) Horace Greelet,
The above instrument, consisting of
one sheet, was on this 29th day of No
vember, 1872, declared to us by Horace
Greelej', the testater therein mentioned,
to be his last will and testament, and he
at the same time acknowledged to us,'
and each of us, that he had Mirned and
sealed the same ; and we, therefore, at
his request and in the presence of each
other, sign our names thereto as attest
(Signed) Reginald Hart,
(Signed) Susan II. Lamson,
East Poultney, Va.
WffER. THE WILL WAS FOUND.
The above will was written on a sheet
of Tribune note io Mf. Greeley's own
hand writing. It was presented to Mr
Greeley for executiou or acknowledge
ment less than two nours before bis
death. The existence of the will was
known only to Mr. Greeley until after he
had been removed to Ur.Choate s. Mr,
Greeley had placed the will in a tin box
with his other pipers, to which none but
himself had access. Before he left Mr.
Johnson's he gave the box in that gen
tietnan's charge. When it became evi-
oent mil iur. vrreeiey cou.u not survive,
. . a . a II .
Mr .Tnhnann. in tha nreienee of the
daughters and ' their counsel, Judge
Hart, opened the box and the will was
fouud. The document was given into
the custody of Mr. J. Stuart, and at the
first lucid interval before Mr. Greeley's
death the will was presented to the dy-
- a n .
ing man, ana ne, in tne presence ot tne
subscribing witness, acknowledged it to
be bis last will and testament.
THE WILL CONTESTED.
New York, Dec. 9, 1872
To the Surrogate of Westchester county
ill at 11
shall be there to contest
Wait if we are detained.
(Signed) T. T. Williams,
Mr. Greeley's daughters were aston
ished, ducn a proceeding had never
been dreamed of, especially as Mr. Wil
liams had been Mr. Greelev's counsel.
Mr. Hart paid that be had understood
that on Friday last Mr. Sinclair presented
a will dated January, 1871, but that he
could see no gromd4 upon which the
present will could be contested. Mr,
Greeley had willed all of his property to
his children, just as he 6hould have
The Surrogate suggested that the pro
ceedings rest (it was then teh o'clock)
until Mr. Williams could appear. At
eleven o'clock promptly, Mr. Williams
walkrd in looking very solemn. Mr. G
P. Nelson, counsel for Mr. William M,
Skinner, special guardian to Gabrielle,
also appeared. Mr. V illiams was an
nounced, and the Court again resumed
its session. Counsel said he appeared
on behalf of Messrs. Samuel Sinclair,
Richard II. Manning and Charles Storrs,
who had been named in a former will a
ita executors, and requested that an ad
journment take place until 1 1:35 to ena
ble them to be present, as be expected
them on a late train. The adjournment
was granted. At 11:35 Messrs, Man
ning, and Storrs appeared. Mr. Wil
liams, after a private interview with
them, which consumed another half
hour, presented the said will.
I here is said to be great excitement
against the binciairs in Westchester
county, over the matrer.
Won't be Johnscnizei
From the Washington Cor.
of the St. Louis
One of the curiosities of political af
fairs, as far as they relate to the South,
is tbe case with which its "old school"
schemers and those at the North who
are affiliated therewith, shifl their
grounds of personal attack or defense, as
exigency may seem to require. No bet
ter proof of the want of principle can be
given. Take the attitude of their press
(.Southern and their allies) towards
Grant at the present moment, and com
pare it with what it was a few weeks
ago. 1 do not, ot course, include such
V a m a
insanities as Pat Donan of the Cau
casian, or some reebie imitators ot linck
Pomeroy elsewhere, but representative
journals like those of Richmond, Mobile
and Memphis or ot your own city and
of Louisvi le, of a little different ebade.
It would almost be supposed we bad
pased through a heated contest, during
which the successful candidate was noth
ing to them but an able bul y and rascal
corrupt in every act and self-seeking
in every purpose. At the present mo
ment they are tmng to stroke him down
placate him for their own use pro
ceeding upon their own theory of what
Grant is and must be, they are in various
ways trying to cajole him is they did
Andrew Johnson. The President's ap
preciation of their motives can be seen
in a casual remark made to the writer
when this topic was mentioned. Grant
dryly suggested that "Mr. Johnson was
not living now."
Shortly after election, we prophecied
that the next dodge of the Democracy,
four years hence, weuld be to run Grant
for President, and by this it would seem
they ara laying the pipe already.
TERMS : $2.00 a Year.
Telegraph Coapasies to be HaarJ.
From the St. Loais Globe's Special Telegrams.
The House Committee on Appropria
tions have decided to allow the telegraph
companies to be heard on the pending
Postal Telegraph bill upon Tuesday even
ing next. Mr. William Gorton appears
for the Western Union, and Dr.
Duff for the Atlantic and Pacific, both of
which companies oppose the Postal Tele
graph project, while Mr. J. W. Brown
appears tor the franklin, and will, it is
understood, favor direct ownership by
Mr. Colfax told a friend to-day that
he had not decided as yet whether he
would or would not take the offer made
to him by some of the Tribune stock
holders, lie also said the offer did not
come formally from the Tribune directo
ry, but intimated plainly that those who
made it, control shares enough to make
it a fact if Uo accepted. The salary ten
dered is twenty thousand dollars, one-
half of which is to be in the form of an
annual investment in Tribune stock.
A STRTJCGLE FOR CONTROL.
There are stories afloat that Whitelaw
Reid and publisher Sinclair have been
struggling for the control, and that this
movement for Colfax is the card played
by Sinclair and Dr. Ayers, who are the
THE TRIBUNK TO BE STRICTLY REPUB
There can ba no mistaking the offer
to Mr. Colfax, which is designed as a
direct announcement to the country that
the Tribune s to be kept steadily, here
after, in the Republican traces.
We clip the following sensible remarks
from the Beatrice Express which we
consider equally applicable to this place :
It's no use talking, the times are
. . . '
hard : or. in other words, money is
scarce. H betber this state ot things is
the result of an insufficient supply of
currency in the country ; or of the Bos
ton fire; or of the cpizooty ; or of short
crops ; sr of several of these caused com
bined, it would be hard to say. Trade
is dull, and in this vicinity, as elsewhere,
money is very scarce not so scarce
however, as at the Last, where discounts
on the best of paper are enormous.
With reference to the situation here,
one thing is plain; the dullness is due
in a great measure to the fact that the
country is producing little or nothing,
and is paying out a great deal. We
raise a surplus of grain, bat its transpor
tation eats up its cost, and the profit is
destroyed. Nothing lse is sent out of
the country in the shape of products,
hence there is no income. Cannot the
"hard times.' so far as this place is
concerned, be traced to this cause?
Ihe remedy lies in establishing some
thing that will produce money. We
need to bring in instead of pay out. It
ia this constant drain tnat depletes the
pockets of all classes. With a large
I Prou.ctis'e,P(wer. e could defy all sorts
wujcb, nuciucr iiio pmuucii) lie
grain, flour, woolen goods, paper goods,
oil, or other article whatsoever, provid
it be one that is in demand and that i
produced from the soil or from tho
manufacture of raw material. Until
this producing capacity is established.
we may always be subject to seasons of
dullness and financial depression. These
seasons, extending over years, ruin
e assume mat its producing nower
is what Beatrice must depend r
its prosperity, sn.l for tne reason mat it
has nothing equally as reliable upon
hich to depend. It has not the pros
pect of sufficient commerce to warrant
the belief that thi will maintain its
growth ; it cannot afford to depend upon
railroads to build it up. Its natural
and mdst available resoircc is its facility
for manufacturing. To the extent that
this opportunity is improved, will be, in
all human probability, the extent of tbe
Mr. Greeley's doctors have been inter
viewed with no very great addition to
the stock of public knowledge. Dr.
Choate declined to toll the symptoms of
the disease or tbe mode of treatment
h' had promised to keep it a secret for
tbe present. Dr. Brown of the Bloom
ingdale asylum was similarly reticent,
though he said he did not think the
disea-e dated further back than Mrs. j
Greeley's death-bed and his sleepless
attendance and esid there was an almost
utter prostration of the nervous system
the nerve neither of the ttomach nor
ibe brain would act. Dr. Brown Se
quard had his opinions, but preferred
not to make them public now, yet went
on to cay that the base and upper part
of the brain were both effected, and one
side partially paralyzed. Dr. Hammond
denied this, said there was oo paralysis,
no affection of the base of the brain ; he
had inflatuation of the membranes and
cauticable substances of the brain,
the result of intense mental excitement
and exertion ; he had overworked bis
brain ; it was a great mistake that stim
ulants beef-tea aud sherry were not
given earlier ; and Dr. Hauimcnd also
greatly regretted that there was not a
post-ruortem examination and bis brain
weighed, as ia Mr. Webster's ca"-e.
Most likely the doctors will discuss the
case, compare notes, and make a formal
statement of their observations and
conclusions. But it corals to one word
overwork-. SurtiirrJieul (Mitt.) lie-
A resolution to amend the constitution
of the U. S , so that the President and
vice-President t-hall be ele :ted by a direct
vote of tbe people, has been introduced
in Congress, and we hope will prevail.
hue they are about, it we sincerely
trust that another clause will be added
providing for the election of U. S Sena
tors, Postmasters, and other Federal
otneer ny tne people also. Liet us wipe
rw . ft -w 1
out ail these absurdities at once.
Doubting and belief are brother and
sister. They are to each other what
night is to the day, and what day is to
the night. The two together make th
round day. The winter is as neceasary
t the joy of summer, as is the summer
of the e&jyini of wiaUr. .W.
One sqaare, (10 lines or less) one iiuwrttea tXAt
Each subsequoBt Inrrtioa If
rrofensional cards, not exceeding six llaes 20 0.
't column per snnum 20.00
column, per a on urn 40.0
column do '.
One column do , . . 190 .Ot
All advertising hills due quarterly.
Transient advertiscBients aauat be pat Is aeV
Extra Copimafih TIkbild for sale by H. JT
fctreir ht. at tbe Post (tEee. and U. V. John
son. North aide Alain Street, between tteomt
and Third. v
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- Family Courtesies.
In the family, the law of pleading
ought to extend from ti e highest to the
lowest. You are bound to please your,
children, and your children are bound to
please each other, and you are bound to
please your servant if you expect theui
to please you. Some men are pleasant
in the household and nowhere else.
We all know such men. They are
good fathers and kind husbands. If
you had seen them in their own homes
j'ou would have thought they were al
most angels; but if you had seen them
in the stteet, in their stores, tbe count
ing houses, or anywhere else outside of
their own homes, you would have
thought them almost savage. But the
oppo.-ite is apt to be the case with oth
ers. When among strangers or neigh
bors they endeavor to act with propriety
but when thev get homo they say to
themselves, "I have played a part Jong
enough, and now I nm going to be nat
ural." So they sit down, and are ugly;
and snappish, and blunt and disngreea
ble. They lay aside those little court-'
sies that make the rruhet floor smooth,
and make the hardest things like velvet,
and that make life pleasant. They er
pend all their politeness in placea where
it will bring t-ilver and gold.
Eott to Scad.'
Thomas Wcnthw orth Higginson says'
in a recent number of tho iroman''
1 was once ealled upon to prescribe in
tellectually for a young girl of fair abilt
tic. who showed no want of brains ia
conversation, but had a perfect indiffer
ence to books. She read dutifully and
torpidly whatever wa set before her
novels, travels, history, all were the
same ; each page drove out the previous
naco. ana ner memory vtas uiuu.
Her narents asked me to teach her
rtud : lie ioined io the reouest.
consented to try the experiment, on m
condition that she would faithfully read
a single book in the way I should direct
She consented. . . ,
It was at the time of Kossuth's visit,
when everybody was talking about the
Hungarian revolutions. The book I
chose was"Ilungary in 184," by Brace,
a book of far more interest thn than
now. I prescribed it in daily doses of
one chapter. If possible she was to read
that - the chapters being chort but un
der no conceivable circumstances wa?
she to read more than that. Alter ear !r
chapter she was to put down, in a black
book I gave her, some remark suggested
by it. She must mention something
that had interested her. or seek ibe ex
planation of some word, or anythicg ebo
bhe pleased. Her comment might Iz
only to say thatGorgey was a trawor, or
to inquire how bis name ehould be pro
nounced ; but at least there must be ono
sentence of remark per chapter. From
time to time I was to see what rbe had
written, and answer her quet-ti ns, if
any. This was the preset iptio.-i, and
the took it courageously.
I knew in advance what would be tho
greatest difficulty. It was to keep her
to one chapter. It heemod to her such
a mistake, and such a waste
of opportunity, when fhe could so taii'y
manage five or six chapters in a day.
, - . - - .,
Had she done so, ail would have Ihtn
lo.-t, eo I was inexorable. The conse
quence was that f he never failed to rtu.;
her chapter; and when hho got to th?
end of it, for want of anything better to
do, she read it over again, and went to
work with her note book. It was a vt-fy
tiico note book, and she wrote ''
i.hed at the copiousness and variety ot
her notes. On some days, to be pure,
there would be but a single senfenca,
and that visibly written with effect ; but
almost always there were questions,
doubts and criticisms, all of which I met
as I could. 1 found my own mind tax
ed by hers, and finally read every chap
ter carefully that 1 might be ready tor
her. And at the end she told me with
delight that for the first time in her life
she bad read a book.
Where was the magic of the process?
I suppose mainly in the restraint, the
moderate paae and the necessity of writ
ing something. "Reading," says n.7
Lord Bacon, "maketh a full man, writ
inpan exact man." To clearly define
and systematize what you know write
1 - q
Of all earthly undertakings, none pays
better than the brooding over an ungain
ly boy. What shall be doue with him?
Love him as none but a mother can loye.
Ilis destiny is in your hands. Bear wit :i
him. Take an interest in his affairs;
win and respect his confidence. Go v
his bed.-ide at night with a kiss, and a
blessing, and whispered a prayer. Hi
may pretend dumber, but he will VS'A
his wile of it with tears in his eyes years
affr you have gone to your reward.
When he sees that you are less offend
ed with his boyish rudeness and follies,
than with the slightest want of integri
ty, that you are pioud of him, cont-nt
with him, he will make the mothci'p
great heart of love a resting place. Let
the spirit of adventure take him tiie
world over, be will never forgot wh.'o
idol and pride he was "in every oho'h
way, and of no use." If the mothers of
our land must engnge in politics, !1 the
prnffesMons, and live, in public. Go'i
help the boys from pine to n'xion !
They are friendless indeed ! They h ive
lost the only being capaUs of storing
their bark safely through the ii. -Lnd',
rocks aud shoals that lie in ti-.e way
from boyhood up to a virtuous, fcWio
A political writer has said' that
men move through life as a
of music moves down the
flinging out pleasures on every
through the air to every one, far
near, that can listen. Some men f.'i
air with their strength and t-vrvt
as tho orchards in October days fiii
air with ripe fruit. Some women cil-.g
to their own houses like the honey 5 ickie
over the door; yet like it fills all th" re
gion with tha subtle fragrance ot the r
goodness. How great a bounty and
blessing it is, so to hold the royal gifts cf
the soul that they shall be .mn:; to
some, fragrance to others, and S: o all !
It would bean unworthy thing to live fr,
to make the power which we have with
in us the breath of other men's joy ; tc
fill the atmosphere which fh-y inn:
stand in with a brightness which tV
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