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T H II E R ATj IK
One s-quaie, (10 lines or lass"' ono lnsorttoo f.if
Each subsequent in,i;n ... 99
Profij-nionalcwd.', not efJisiy il line K
jroljmn per annum .: 2ft 9tf
i column, per animal 40.tfV
JjoiBtna. J ...,.,...... i.&3
Onecolu:nrt do '. ..100.otf
All ndyortNn bills due quarterly.
Tratdicct adToHuttnenli mutt i peii la e t
Teuoe. Se-coud lry.
ORFICIAL PAPER GF TUB
CITY AND. COUNTY.
J. A. HACJfeHJRPHY, Editor.
TERMS : $2.00 a Year.
; 1 -
1 A N i IHj Irft T.4 lfi
Terrs, in Advance.
Qim 9P7, oae year
Qxi oopy, nix months.
One ory. throe month
... I :.
t TAP.onsrrr. bmith a starbihu At.
tori eys at Law. Practice in h!1 the courla
s SbU. Special attention given to eollec-
nmttfrii of Probate
OSce over the Post Ofiiee, PlcUsinoiith, Keb.
m . i ...I. i- i ii
-r-k V. WIIKFIiEP. A Co. Attorney at Law.
L Bpwial attention given to probate !-u-btea
nd land title ese. office ia the Ma
tonic Kotk. Main Ptr-et. Plattcaioatb. 3ie-bcM-V.
TXWKLI. A CTIAPMAX-AMorreys a
Law and Solicitors in Chancery. PlatM
mOKth. Nb-ka. Offire i Iitzirerald'sBlocls.
MB. f BESB. Attornry at Law Officii
. Main Sju-eet. ovr Chantnn Ira
fitr- 8peil attention given to collection
T . R.U VINfJSTOX. Physician and. Sur
JLt t eon, tender.4 his professional service to
X9 eititens of Ciuir county. Raoidencesouthrast
ei-MrofOsli andSixth Mreets: office on Mad
txt. one door we.-t t Lyman V Lumber Yard
1 W.RAWUXS.Snrjwn ind Plyiician
J Late a fcirgeon-'n Cbief of tha Army ol
the Potoaiie. PiattRinth. Nebraska. Ofrice
t 0. F. Johtrtoa's Icar Jstore Main street
THH. SCniLBKSECHT A BITTLEIi. Prac
JL ticingPhy-ie:an. i fiec in Merze' Pdock.
One of them will be fonnl there day and
tSiht, when not away on iroffwional butiiactM.
HALL LIGUTED AT ITI'JuT.
, 1 - - , . . - -
INSUUANCE. . .
WnEELER ABKXNETT Real Kstate aa
Tax Payicif Aeents. oti.ris Public.Fira,
ad Lif IftsaranM Agents, Pit-jioulh. Neb
en vita. i-iU"
PHZI.Pd PAISE General Inorance Aaent
Rcprnt aotne of the must reliable Com
riia in the United States.
OSic with BarneJ A Poilok io Fit isreral i
a4fc fjao'd iwtt'
JOHH FITZGERALD Proprietsr
H&ta Street, Between 5th and 6th St.
A S X TS W ANTE D
FOR BOOKS NEEDED BY ALL
W kic l-.r.La n.iblixhad oaths IIoftSE aui
bCov. Liberal terms. Monyira'te r.iid
fft Asanu sellin thes book. Bend tor
fOJICa A 00ATK3. Poblirfher.
ELbl Art Caallerj.
W Pliotorrapba, Anrotyphs aal aspies
fromel t picture, plain or eolore-i, either in
ftik. water or oil. All work neatly executed
id waTatd to rive satisfaction,
V. V. LEON A It D Arti.t.
de4 ifain St.. PlattJtnoatb.
BOLOMO & 2TATHAX,
Cqssv Dry Gsods, Kctiens,
Lsdies Famishing Goods,
Lergoet. CnpeRt, Best Ass-rtoJ
Stock in t'a8 (Mty.
sy-3tor on Mym, Letvrp.cn 4ti and'Stb
streets, I'littmouth, Nebraakm.
panra" booked to and frcra all part of
u.v at lowest "'-nA?Lu VERKET.
al 't Artate.CHK.aK0-.
I la receipt of ths Snea and
Of Csrvimor-, Cloihs .Vesting", fee
vt brought to the city, v.hich
I vriiJ tnake up in tbo
f-Vloss call sni oxamine.-'Sa
I'lattsmouth, April 18, 1S72.
LBE P OILLETTX:,
4merl Aretit Dep't NorthweaU . ;
J. B. PRE3903I.
Loeei A gest
Lo;k to Ycur Children.
The Great Soothing Remedy.
MRS. I Onres colic and gripini inl Price
Wbitcomb the bowels, and fieilitat ,. 2
Svrui). tthe rr.vce of teething. jCenta.
M HS. i Snbdnes convnlhtns and: Price
Whitcowib's oyercomes all discae iaci- 2-1
Kvrun ident to irifunts and children. Cent.
MRS. i Cnrcs Diarrho?. ly.cnte-i Price
fWitc6mb? ry andgumtnercomplaint 2-"
Svrao. ichildren of all aee. Xenls.
It istke great Infint3' and Children 'snSonth-
iag Remedy, in all uisorders brougnt on Dy
teething or any otier caufe.
Prepared by the Grafton Medicine Co., St
tjri jf druggit3 and dealers ia !'iici.'e
WSVh3re. dri cfjftv
H. J. STREIGHT,
AND PA PER CFA LER.
Way man Curd
Repairers of Steam iSsKiues, Boilers, S.tw a
i;. am Htcara Pininc?. Wrought Iron Pips
Frce and 'lilt Pump, tearii OaaBM, alanr
Valve Governors, ami all kinta ot
Brass ELfgiue Fitting s,
fursisbed on ehart notis.
Repai'ifi ' op. ihoTt notice. u
A Heavy Stack of Goods on
A i?n.' ttnd 'o Wfirr ot Borrs-reJ ejW
ESTABLISHED HOUSE IN THE
North side Main between Second and Third sU.
Take pleasure iu annouacio to .
Farnacr aasd Mechanics.
Tat he lias as large and we'.l selected toc of
Dry tio.vif. Groceries. Provisions, as were
ever brought to t-e ci:r of Ptattsincutli.
S-It willc'cttyoa nothin? to !o.-k ot them
whether yu buy or not. i-y exaimnitxt the
prices at the "U 1 1 TsELIAVLt." you will be
ab'.ata tell when other parties try to
Buying Your Green-house and
in ir Garde ns
DOV't cerd East for Plants when yon can
r-t jut ai good f r Ics.- money nearer
hoisr. To civ nu-icrum fri-.-n ls and patrons I
would ssy that I have the lareet and best
-ck of evr olered for sale in tne yest
and propop t" f -M them at reasonable prices.
Batur auJ eed for uiy
Hew Bccri?t!ve Gatalanae.
which will be eent free to ai! f ho apply tor it'
Then pire i.ie your orders, and I feel conUtenJ
I can sctisfy you. ,,rl!SPS
Address. R . . h E? S E R.
reb. 13 dw ruttsaiouth. .cb.
CORAD HEISEL Proprietor,
Flour. Corn MoM. Fee 1. A?.. A Wavs on hand
and tv-roaia at i'jcst v,ii.-u --v..
. . a. a
yFarticalr aMjcHon given to cus
. LOUISVILLE, NEB.
TKeeps constantly on hand all staple articles
B-ots and Shoes, ic,
In f;ict every thins usually kept 1- a an ty
Store, which will be sol i on Fin.-iH profits for
Cash. All kinds of Produce taken ia exchnage
Highest Market Price given in cash
Wesping Water, Nebraska,
IIORTON A JENKS.
DRY GODR. .
HATS. CAPS BOOTS.
SHOES. NOTIONS. At
Y7 are AetU for
W'iHoox & .ih'ez Sewing Machine
C. HEISKL. ProDrittoe.Karine recentlyber
repaired and placeit ia thorougij running orilt
IfKUVt Buiheid of Wheat want! immediate!
qgjL-jjua i at'
. a I
nd 3 fe2-i?
eonta n a
ia ull discu
1 he country v
liiir powc In p
the t ri.id I
new lif? nd V
mous' Liver KegnV
euual h it
It coi.t.iin four in
ted in th'i same baia:
lr taration viz . a gentie
fat To ie. ao un-ex'-eption.rt
a certain Carrective otail in
cch sipnal suc.-cp? h:is att
it now reenrded as the
fi Liver Oomrlaict a- d the
thereof, ti-wit. Dysiejoi.
jaunaieo. uitious ai a ks sick aeaa.iu:
Depression of spirits, io'.ir fct jinacU,
Burn. Ac- Jtc.
KtKula.e the liver and prevent.
CHILLS ANDi FEVER.
Prepared only by J. II ZEILIN A CO.
Dru rgiew. Maoon. Ga.
Send for a Circular I and .'i29 Arch street.
Price SI; by mail 1.V5 J Philadelphia Pa,
Foralebyj H BUOERY,
jantwly. Platteinouth. Keb.
A Serial ttory Bu Dli. IIOL LAND. iVn
ry Bv SAXE HOLM. A Loay Stir a.
DUET II A R TE.
BRILLIANT ARRAY of CONTRIBUT
CLARENCE COOK oa FL'RNITCRI
and DECORATION. R. II. .STOD
DAR1) on ATfTHOns.
Zxtracriiiiary laiuremcLts to'llctr
500 PAGES rZt I.OI Ac.. &
The Publishers of Sckibxkr'3 51'Ktiil
their Trospactna jast issued, promise f -r
ensuing year a more brilliint ju ray of contrib
tor?,, and an increase in the variety asd beau
tyofits illustrations, already onceded by thi'
critics to be "jincr thin any irhlch hive Jiilhrrto
appeared in any American magaziiie,n
Dk. IIolhsd. the Editor, will write the se
rial st;ry of the year which will bo autobiogra
phical in form, and, will be illustrated by
MSss ILillock. It ii entitkd Artluir Bon-
niCHHtlo, and will deal with somo of the most
difficult problems of American L'fo. It will be
commenced in the November Number.
There will bo a new ptory hv S.tss Holm
Bar.T Hautk, the Lett writer o.t thort
ttorien now lichnj, will contribute a character
istic story, entitled the :pie of I'irfdle
town, which will be illustrated by Shepird.
II. II. STcnain; will wri;ea scries of enter
taining paper about Authors, itielr IVr-
noiikI ('iiitrfirteritiM, IIonn l-l:'.
FHiiiilirN. rriemls Vl tsiitis, and Majs.
Apcriesof Porlrail f tlvltii; Aiueri-
rnu tVriicrs, is also promised
Clahe.ck Cook will write about I'lirnilnr?
Hntt tts l,'i'riili:l 1 . nt t n a
IfuniPfi. Tii-sa papers will be einiuontiy
- . - j ,,
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tratcd with c'.eicns ar.d ::Uo;chc' by nuffif-ru-arti
in addition to ibose rhich the writer,
himself wi'l furoi.-h.
A:n-'rc tbo?-. who will contribute are:
Hans Andersen. Bryarit. Bushiiell. Egjlcton.
Froude, llig.-inson. !!i-hop IIunt:n?ton. Lrot
Harte. John tiny. II. II. MacDonuM. V itch 11.
Mias Phelp3. Itcdiiinn. Stockton. Stoddard. t,'e-
lia Thaxter. Warner. Wilkinson, Mr--. U uit-
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n.;" a3 hitherto. l1rof. Joas C DPr:
conducts tSe Department of Salure iil
s,cie :" The Dcpariioent of
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jrro.'" will engage the contributions of more
than a s.ore of pecs on bolh si les of the Atlan
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"Scribncr'E Monthly for September id better
than usual, which indicates a needless waste uf
cdi'orinl brains ud Publishers uionev, for thn
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To be Drawn in Public.
December 30th, 1872.
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- i . J- m. ft TTEE,
J. Al. PTTEE
It poi.t.iin four
;te;u!ivti hu li
fe iilLC;ir:irici as
, list evening,
ct of hi iec-
' TO, CTlllt UUI.
(fuiieJ an hour
krich of" the t-ariy
iuidteiJ. . an in-
itiou ot tlioir jit iici-
ro all injured wi.o
i M:reii;im,r tho
itUithc into court.
d U repeat the
f tiio pr.:o.i.Iini:
titii At.; ii, In
-m vontri ana a
:ui 1 i noil lliC
lurhiii the t,.:ije.
net. were tij trail j iil
mi, t;U snorLiy a pontic;!
uartfioaiiui, more powciiul
than nhvMcal violence stiooii the nun
titiuns of the laud. The lecturer clear
K portrayed the state or Ciitornii iiii
rd lately prcceliug the gold fever of
o tne luiensuy oi iiiu cxeitciuent
it induced, and the motlev crowd
of a!vationaiities and types, of character
that ieo!!eeted to.tther. An emigrant
who rowed him
f, and who charged
were vou not
fd in 184-2 ?" he
1 . T
;werea, out i
Jmm.'t fhe regatta',
ppA.hiippy at the
u wool. I
jTr it carriage.
"2ef shouted: '"that
i only rr
iioau. ana tiraiiiiuwiiv ne
ilutig tit va on the lawyer's fhouller,
tiving hiu sy for his frerviee. It wa
the firt fee h ever had. Lausrhter.
He (leflined describe the Christian
prineiples of Wse tuen ; at lea-t he
should defer ei'cisni until lie had, with
present ca!iunL-4. the fafe distance of
the historian. Applause. lu distant
parts of the enptry they left children
and families, at even ofiicers of justice,
perplexed and 'menting. They desert
ed their own wes, and in pome extretae
ease even deseed tlie wives of others.
Lsut'hter. 'jme of the best men htl
the worst anteJeiit, and some of the
wor-t had a yltiess I'nriran lndijrce.
With perfect Itneatioii ot the ehsra-?-
iera.-id litbitsf th; Argj l.nt, hi pic
tured their tunp of 1if ao 1 th-'ir invet
t rare p.: .s on ij- gamb'ing. Oo ; night
a f iro hiiki man slipped d-.-td uo ier.
tire tab!o- TjfJ physician, ail plavers,
d elated thutie died of di.-ea.se of the
Jertrt, thec winer. who .at ac his left,
'mpauflod hi lircthcr gambler on the
iry, the ir.ijvst sjv straightway pro-
efjfll wilii iiil tli,v rotiirtu',! s, vf.lict
aeeord iiiewit!i the fata Lmgluer.
f simple nrded W'estero. who made a
..oO' 3 w.
asiia, Tiiursaay, January y, IU76.
a proa..'licr he won every tries. Laugh
ter. An engineer on the I'aci'ic Kail
road to;d of a comrade who died of con
su'iiption. ''i'oor Jim," he said, "got
running .-dower and sdoirsr, until vne
dav he sropfed on ins center. What
a piu'f. ie of the helpless hitch of this
weary human uiaclsmery. I Appiaune
A teamster met a surveyor and a far
tner angrily d .'.-.ending. Siding with th
surveyor, lie .nid : '"If I were you
W'Mild ju-t tlieoiolite that foi!.w out of
l atun." I Laughter. 1 Another team
(ter wa; rebuked lor his profanity ly a
young girl returning fro?u camp-mee!ing.
"W !iy M!s)," aid be, 'you don t c!
that sweating, do you? Why, you
ouxht to hear i;!l Jones exhort the iui
penitent mule." Laughter. The
names of places were oxpresMT. A
letter from 'l)e.id l?roke" was not cal
enlated to indue credit, and a stranger
would he.itate to secept an invitation to
"AiurUerer - iiat. La lit liter. 1 A
stage in California was run from Happy
Valley to Mount Dolores, and from
Hi.izas to I'urisim a. Continued laugh
t- r. Adverting to tha recent Spanish
co!oiiit-i, he minutely described how
tht? Argonauts at first pretended friend
ship and afterward completely robbed
and despoiled them. They joined their
iJii'ViTifroesi and bull ftghts, but were de
ci iedly snxious to give the bull a show
Ijiuahter. On one or two occasions
they substituted a grizzly bear, thut
ck-ared the riiig and effectually wiped
out the first two rows of benches.
Laughter. But with experiens? the
Spaniard became wise, and allied him
self with his oppressors. Being the ear
liest inhabitant, bis evidence on the
question of titles was so valuable that
he knew everything that was wanted to
supply a deficiency txi either tdie of
ctse. I baugnter. I lfus extetHea so
far as eventually to destroy all owner
ship of property in California. The ad
vent of the heathen Chinee imparted a
new life, a new conservatism to the
character of the Argonaut. He engen-
lered cleanliness, attended to all domes
tie necessitic.s, andactelat tabl2 l;ke a
an who, knowinz his superiority,
could, never jeopardize his posbion by
condescending to speak He worshiped
tho devil in your household with a frank
ness that bhamed your own attempts in
that direction. Lauvhter. I Oppress
ed by cruel statute, he had an innocent
way of defrauding tho customs by con
versing with custom officers, whilo seat
ed on a chair stuffed with smuggled
tptuui. He avoided too State tax by
taking the name and assuming the facta!
expression of sonic other brother who
had paid the taxes. Laughter. Know
ing the character of hi Christian breth
ren, he established doetor's offices at
every street corner of San Francisco, dis
tributed medicines, the mention ot
which would bring on sa-sieknos.", and
when finally discovered, retired with
dtjrniiy to his native rice, the happv
t..s.sor of half a million dollars. The
b'eturer wound uo with a briiliumt de-.
teription of the-resources of California,
and in retiring was loudly applauded-
Eow I Sscspsi Zsizg Eillei in a Duel.
BY MA UK TWAIN.
The only -merit I claim Cor the follow
ing nuTutivo is that is a true story. It
has a moral at the end of it, but 1 claim
nothing on that, as it is mei"!y thrown
in to carry lavor with the religious ele
ment. After I had reported a couple of
years on the Virginia City ..Nevada
IJ-ii';; Enterprise, they promoted me to
be editor-in-chief and 1 lasted jut one
week, by the watch. But L made a; un
common lively newspaper while 1 did
lat. an i when I retired I had a duvl on
my bauds, and tiitee horse-whippings
;romied me. ihe latter I made no t
t'ctupt to collect; however, this history
oneeros only the former. It was tne
bid '"na-h times ot the stiver excite
ment, when the population was wooder
ully wild and mixed : everybody went
inued to the teeth, and all .-lights and
usults bad to be atoned lor with the
et article of biood your system could
lu the cours of my cuittng I made
rouble with a Mr. Lord, editor cf the
val naner. He fl-jw up about some
ttle trifle or other that I said about
i lu 1 do not remember now what it
as. I suppose I colled him a thief", or
ody na ciier, or an idiot or something
e that. I was oWiced to niike the
lper reaiaoie, ana i eouia not tail in
iv dutv to a whole community of sub i
rribers merely to save the exaggerated
iiMtiveness of an individual. Mr.
ord was offended, and replied vigor
ously in his paper. Vigorously means a
reat deal when it refers to a personal i
litoral in a frontier newiaper.
Dueling was all the fashion 'among the
pper classes in that country, and very
w men would throw away an opportu-
ity of fighting one. To kill a person in
duel caused a man to be even more
oked upon up to than to kill two men
i the ordinary way. Well, out there, if
u abosed a man, and that man did not
'.ie it, you bad to call him out and kill
iui, otherwise you would be disgraced.
So 1 challenged Mr. Lord, and 1
d hope he would nut accept ; but I
new perlectiy well that lie did not want
faghf, and &o 1 challenged linn in tne
iost violent and implacable manner.
nd then I sat down aud suffered and
iffered till the answer came. All our
ovi the editors were in our ollice,
lping me in the dismal business, and
iling about duels, and discussing the
de with a lot of aged ruffians who had
id experience in feuch things, and alto-
ther there was a loving interest taken
the matter, which made uie ur.speak
iv uncomfortable. The answer came.
-Mr. Lord delined. Our boys were fu-
ous, and so was I on the surface.
I sent him another chall -nge, and an
:her and another; and the imre he did
t want to fight the bloodihirstier I be-''
me. But at !a-t the man's tone
angd. He appeared to be waking up.
was beeomiog appaient tint fie was
oing to fight-rue, - after all. I ought to
ave known how it would be he was u
lan who. never could be depended upon.
ar bovs were exultant. 1 was not,
hough I tried to be.
It was now time to go out and prac-
. , .....
ce. it was tne custom tnere to light
aels with navy six-shooters at fifteen
ices load and empty till the game tor
e funeral was pee-ire. e went to a
tie ravine iust out-ide of the town.
d borrowed a barn door for a target
rrow.-d it from a entVman who ws
witand we stood this barn door up,
J etooJ ft rail on end ozaiot th? rii
die of it, to represent Lord, and put a
squash on top the rail to represent his
head, llo was a ven;tll, lean creature,
the poorest sort of material for a duel
nothing but a line-shot could ' fetch"
nnu, and even then be might ("piit your
bullet. Exaggeration aside, the rail
was, of course, a little too' thin to rep-
sent his rmiy accurately, but the squash
was ail rikrht. If there was any intel
textual difference between the sq lash and
his head, it was in tavorof tne sooash
Well, I practiced and practiced at the
barndoor, ani" could not hit it: and I
practiced at the rail, and I could not hit
that; and i tried hard for the squash.
and could not hit, the squash. 1 wool
have been entirely disheartened but that
occsionally 1 crippled one of the boys,
and that encouraged me to hope.
At last we began to hear pistol-shots
near S.y in the next ravine. W e knew
what it meant. The other party were out
practicing. Then I was in the last de
gree distressed, fjr of course those peo
ple would hear our shots, and thev
would send spies over the ridge, "and the
spies would find my barn door without a
wound or seratco, and that would simplv
be the end of mo for ot course that
other man would immediately become
as bloodthirsty as I was. Just at this
moment a little bird, no lanier than a
sparrow, flew by and lit on a snge bash
about thirty paces awav, and my little
second, Steve jillis, wno was a match
less marksman with a pistol much bet
tor then I was snatched out his revolv
or and shot the bird's head off. We all
ran to pick up the game, and sure
enough jut at this moment, some of the
other duelists come reeonnoitering over
the little ndire. ihey ran to our eroup
to see hat the matter was, and when
they saw the bird Lord's second said :
'That was a splendid shot. How far
off was it?"
Steve said, with some indifference :
"Ob, no great distauce. About thirty
'llurty pacrja' Ileaveni ahve, who
Jy man Twain."
"ihe mischief ha did! Can he do
Well yes He can do it about
about four times out of five."
I knew the littl-5 rascal was lying, but
I tiever said anything. 1 never told him
so. lie was not ot a disposition to in
vite confidence of that kind, so I let
the matter rest. But it was a comfort
to see these people look sick, and sec
their under jaws drop, when Steve made
tiiese statements, 'ihey went off aud
got Lord and took him home ; and when
we got home, half an hour later, there
w is a note baying that Mr. Cord per
emptorily decline! to fight!
It was a narrow escape. V e found
out afte-wards that Lord hit his mark
thirteen times in 'i:hteen shots. If he
bad put those thirteen bullets through
use, it would have narrowed my sphere
of usefulness a good deal would have
well cii;h closed ib In fact. True, they
could have, put peg in tho holes, and
used me for a hat-rack to a man who
feels he has intellectual powers? I
would scorn such a position. -
I have written this true incident of
my personal . history for one purpose,
and one purpose ori'y to warn the
youth of the day against the pernicious
practice of dueling, and so plead with
them to war against it. If the remarks
and suggestions I am making can be of
any service to Sunday-school teachers,
and newspapers' interested in the moral
jirogress of society they are at liberty
to use them, widely disseminated, so
that thci" may do as much good as pos
sible. 1 was young and foolish when I
challenged that gentleman, and 1
thought it was very fine and very grand
to be adueiist, and stand upon the "field
of honor." But I am older and toor
experienced now, and am inflexibly op
posed to tha dreadful custom. I am
clad, indeed, to be enabled to lift up my
voice aainst it. I think it is a bad, im
moral 'thing. I think it is every man's
djpty to do. everything lie can to di
courage dueling. I always do now : I
discourage it upon eveiy occasion.
If a man were to challenge me now
now that I can fully appreciate the
iniquity of that prtietirte I would go to
that man, and tako him by the hand,
and lead him to a quiet, retired room
and kiil him.
Eis i.ast Letter C53 of 2:3 Starles.
The following remarkable letter is
published as the last letter ever written
by Mr. Forrest. Mr. Oakes had sent Mr.
Forrest a caricature of a clergyman woo
bad so many calls for Jocks of bis hair
that he was almost shorn bare by hi-
admirers. There is a tenderness and
sympathy in it that reveals the true
..i .i. 'k-.. ; i .-r :..
liamic ui luc mail. iiaic aim ajix.,ic
" are his two faithful Irish servants.
. Philadelphia, December 11.
Dear Fkie.ni Oakes : I have receiv
ed your three letters with the imclosure
That poor devil of a parson was - barber
ously treated by his congregation. He
ought to have known to do what is right
was his only course one can't serve
Cod and Mammon too. The shei.-t of
fooLcap with water mark of TSUI is a
rare tiling ; thanks for it. I got to New
1'ork on Sunday, just before G a. ui. ;
wnt to the Metropolitan Hotel, ordered
a room and fire, and went to bed, and
there lay thinking what a pleasant time
I was iabebted to you for in Bootoa.
Why, the week passed away like 'an
ecstatic dream, without annoy, let , or
hindrance. Yesterday was the coldest
dav of the season here, and I found the
scarf wrought by the fair bands of Miss
(ieoreie a true comforter, and airain
gratefully thanked hc-r for it. The bouquet
brought me by Mrs. Jjaneis now cm niv
dre.v-ine table, with scarcely a leaflet
blighted, and its perfume breathe upon
the air nibt aad day, telling me of her
kindness, J he gins, lizzie and rvaie
were delighted to receive your kind
remembrances of them, and thank you
very much.' The article from the 7Vit;
cller is good, and vows nothing but
truth, and if it does blow so- does (ii-
briel's horn, and at the right time, too.
It needs something to wake the dead I
I hope you have been vaccinated, as
you promised me, for that terrible pest
tho small-pox is a hideous and fear
ful thin?. Don't qedegt yourself ia
this duty, which you owe to all who love
liamember me to vour sister, to Mrs,
Lane, and to Miss Georgie, and also to
Mr. Lane, with whm I was much
fjod bless you ever, my dsar an j njueh
valued friend. Edwin Forrest.
I AM es Oakes, Esq.. Boston.
lores w is an excel, cut s tor v-teller
and liked nothing better than to teil the
following annecdote in the creen-room
d be found all tho ladies of the company
assembled. In bis hotel, in St. Loui
there wa a colored barber who always
shaved Mr l orrest, and was ao intense
admirer ot the great tragedian. While
performing his functions one morning.
the following conversation enued :
"We'sgoing to play 'Othello' to-night,
"Me, sir, an' do oder colored gemcn.
I wish you'd come and see us, sar. "
"Well, perhaps I would if I had time.
Where do you play?"
"Down in the servants' hall, sar.
We'se got a good company."
"Oh ! indeed. Hood compan3', eh!
Are your actresses good?" ....
-'Wed, Massa torrent, data just
whar de trouble is. W e ain t got no ac
"No actresses 1"
H'We!i, sar, we can't cet no colored
ladies to play on top of de stage."
'Well, sar, dey won't doit; they
tinks it so degrading, sar."
Mr. Jrorrest always told this with lm
meusc point, and thoroughly enjoyed
the indignation with which the actresses
invariably received it. During the last
few years of his life, Mr, Forrest, .when
not troubled with rheumatism, to which
he was a martyr, relaxed wonderfully
from his old violence of temper and man
nt.r. 1 et ho never could get over his
intense disgust at the actors he constant
ly met in his travels "war actors'-' es
pecially being his particular aversion. It
was a weakness of his for many years to
have with him a young notor and actress
to play the principal parts with him, and
these ho endeavored to train up in the
way they should go. As a rule, howev
er, these pupils ot his turned out
lamentable failures, Mr. Oeoige Clarke,
now of the-Fifth Avenue Theatre, being
one of the few exceptions to this rule.
No man ever worked harder to instruct
his pupils than did Mr. Forresr. ; but it
was useless. They would copy his man
nerisms, exaggerate his faults, and there
"Daft Zsb. Goat."
A gentleman from New York was
taking a glass of wine at tho "St. Louis,"
corner of Freeman and Hopkins streets,
Cincinnati, about three weeks aco, nnd
observed at another fable, with several
others, a Uerman who seemed uneasy
and anxious, as if there might have
been a Franco-Prussian disturbance be
tween ihe beer and himself. Presently
in ran a little girl her face radiant with
smiles, exclaiming :
"Oh. father! we ve cot a httla baby
al home !"
"Dat ih goot," said the Dutchman,
as thn anxi.-ty disappeared trotu his
countenance, Pill up der glasses.
Not many minutes elapsed, before in
rushed the little girl again with the an
"Oh, father ! we've cot two little bmis
at home !'
Th.' Dutchman looked a great denl as
tonished, and not at all satisfied at this
little family redundancy; bu' rising at
ength to the magnitude of the occasion,
ie said :
"Veil den, dat ish also goot. 1 ill up
In a few minutes again appeared the
radiant messenger, with the astounding
"Oh, father! we ve got three little
boy at home !"
I his was too much, even for Teutonic
impossibilities. There was no further
call for rlases. "
V el, den, says hs, I nots ur dere
und STOP THE WHOLE PfSNESS !"
All communications for this department will
bo addressed to Editorial Committee, box 6.32,
B. S. Kamsey, )
Gertie Joiissox, Editorial Com.
T. H.T. Saum, )
Eigiit Mii.e Grove, Neb., I
December 27th, 1872. )
Pursuant to a previous announcement
the Educational Association of Cass
county met at Eight Mile Grove sc,hoO
hou-e, on rnday, Decemoer 27th, 1872.
fhc President being absent; Prof. Wise
suggested that J. F. Doud, ons of the
Vice-Presidents, be called to the chair.
On motion, of Prof. Wise, J. T. Sum-
ny was chosen Secretary pro tern.
Prof. Wise then proceeded to make a
few remarks concerning the object of
the organization, the manner of the ar
rangement for the first meeting, and the
appointment of officers for temporary
ganizatioii. He also stated that Prof.
Adolphe 'dAIlemanl, who was requested
by. the committee to deliver the opening
address would not be present.
Dy request of the Chairman, the Coq-
sututiou to be submitted to tr,e Asso
ciation was read by the Secretary.
The Association then proceeded to
adopt the Constitution first ths prc-
uible, then each article aud aectbn sep
On motion of C. II. King, the pre
amble was adopted unanimously.
Article let was read, and Mr. Ilusted
moved to amend it, ly substituting the
word "Educational" for "TeachcM,"
making it read '"Educational Associa
tion" instead of ''Teacher' Association
After considerable discussion the mo
tion to amend prevailed, and the Article
as amended was adopted-
The 2d Article was then rial an
adopted by tha addition of the following
fdnme ! Tn case anv nfli.-pr nf tb A tab
cia'ion shall be absent from any ineelhf-s.
his plaqu slull be supplied pro tern.
The 3rd Article was read, and, on mo
tion of Mr. Goo 1 rich, adopted.
Tha 4th Article was read, and oa mo
tion of Mr. J. A. Raskin, was adopted.
The 5th Article was road, and adopted
no motion nt Pri-f Ifua "
- " . . v. t k '- J '
Ara Opiemof tl- II c t t.D for ! by If.
istieiabt, lit ibo Post '!tj.;e. nr?d . F. John
fon. North tide Main Siret. bttwera Senv4
III .:!.., ,i ,, ,, f jL m9
The Oth Article was read, and on mo
tion of Prof. Wise, amended, by adJipjj
the following clause to said Article :
Said Committee shall not be ampowereil
to contract any debts for which t Lis As
sociation shall bo liahlo, without aprciii
instruction from the Association.
Tbo 7th Article wis read, sod on mo
tion, adopted. '
The following Artiole was submitted
by C. H. King, viz : All officers of tbU
Association sh.-ill be elected by ballot,
and all committees shall be appointed by
the President, and on motion of J. A.
Raukin, was adapted as the 8th Article.
The following Article was submitted
by Mr. Ilusted : This Constitution may
be altered or amended at any regular
meeting of the Association two-thirds
of the members present voting far such
amendment and on motion, was dopt
1 as article &'.!-..
The following Article was submitted
by Prof. Wise: Any member of thi
Association guilty of immoral coriiuot,
contempt, or continue! absence, for one
year, may be nuspended from tho Asso
ciation, by a two-thirds majority of the
members present, notice of uch action
Laving been given at a previous meeting.
The Constitution being adapted the
President then asked tho further pless
ure of the Association.'
The Executive Committee having id
charge the programme of exerciscs be
ing absent, it was moved that whetrthis
Association adjourn it adjourn to meet
at Rock Bluffs, Friday, January 24th,
1872, at 10 o'clock A. M., to complete
the organization and for other business.
On motion of Mr. Ilusted, Prof,
Wise was requested to address the As
sociation in tho evening.
On motion, adjourned. "
J. V. DOUD, Preaideut f
J. T. Sumnv, Sec'y.
Of the Educational Association of Casa
county Nebraska, as reported by the
Committee on Constitution and amended
and adopted by the Association at Eight
Mile Grove, Dec. 27th, 1S72.
We, the Teachers of Cass county Ne
braska, and friends of Education, for
the purpose of forming an Association
which fchall have for its object the mu
tual improvement of its members, the
progress and elevation of our publio
schools, and tha advancement of thn
educational interests of Cass and adjoin
ing counties, do adopt the following
CODE OF RULES :
Article 1. This Society shall be
known as the Cass County Educational
Art. 2. The officers of this Asso
ciation shall consist of a President, 1st,
2d aod 3d Vice-Presidents, Sectetsry
and Treasurer. Said ofbWr shall bo
elected at the rrguW meeting in De
cember, and shall contin te iu office for
one year. Thn duties f eaid officers
shall be the same as pertain to such
officers in most parliamentary societies,
and in cae any officer of the Associa
tion shall be absent from any meeting.
his place shall be bupplied pro tern.
Art. 3. Any teacher, ex-teacher,"
director, or friend of education by gi-
S: his other name, residence and pay
ing an initiation fee of fifty cents, at
any meeting, may bcconis a member
with the consent of a majority of the
members present at uch. meeting.
Art. 4. Thin Society Bhall meet
quarterly, and until otherwise provided,
said meetings shall be held on tha last
week of December, March, June ami
September, at uch places as shall be
determined upon by the Association. i
special meetings may bo called by the
President at the request of the County
Superintendent, or on the written re
quest of ten raembcrg, stating the rea
sons for calling such meetings,
Art. 5. An Editorial Committee of
three members shall be elected at each
regular meeting in December, wbose
duty it shall be to furnish or cause to bo
furnished matter original and eelected
sufficient to fill not les than ono column
in each weekly issue of the different pa,?
pcrs published in the couuty ; said corn? '
mittee shall be amenable to the Assot
ciation Tor the character of articles in
Art. G. An Executive Committed
of threa shall ba elected at each regular
meeting io December, whose duty it
shall le to prepare business, procura
speakers, and to make all neoebaary ar-"
rangemeuts for holding the meetings of
the Association, said committee shall,
not be empowered to contract any debt.
for which the Association shall be Jiablo
without special instruction, from, tho
Art. 7. This Society, in its deKbera-t
tions shall bo governed by the ordinary
parliamentary rules of. deliberative bodr
Art- 8. All officers of this Assocl
tioD shall be elected by ballot, and all
committees shall be appointed by the
Art. 9. Thia Contittjtion may. ba
altered or auie 91 t any re"lr ,ueet'
mg of the iaTioa; ;
ICC lUfllL lT - ...i.OTIt " " "
'.,-r- ft ent.
K.r of this Aesa
Any "eb rlduct. cor,.
nf immoral v---
e"- . , tw.noe tor po
or continuy A.B0Bitotj
!,a suspended ir f mm
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