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I tor: tfi it La-. Pri-ti-ein ail i ac courts
rj th; St. te. Special attention given to coRcc-
ti p" and lo.ittersof Pr 'bat-i
O.lice over the Post Office. P!ntt?-v:oulh. NtU
DIT. WIIEKLi'RA Co. AtforTH-yt.MT.fiw.
Sp ial too-nth-:, (tivon to pro!.:ite bu
and lan-l title case. 0nr it t!:e M
onir Block. JIain Street. PiaLlsmoueh, Ne
braska. CJAM M. CHAPMAN Attorrec i.t
i Law i-n 1 Solicitor in 0-ncory. PI-iOs-mo-jin.
Nrijrii-ka. Office ih Jit'craM si,iock .
MI? LERSE. Attorney it Law Office.
. ori M On Mreet. ovr Char.tnnn Urn
f-tori. Special attention nva to collection
R. LIVINGSTON. Foy-i. i.in and. ?iur
?eon, tender ios puit-s'ioaal service? ;o
it,u ..ft: ..--r'-,ii'i'v. Ke.--i:i-'ice?'.mi: asi
corner o't Oak aud h els : I'i'-i- a M i o
street, one lo.r west ol Lyman .- Lumber l ar.J
W. UAWUNS. Sure n ar, 1 Phy-ii-ian
I, rite a .Sn'tm- n -l"!iit-f of th Arir.v of
the Polonine. riatt:n.i!Ui. Neorasa. Ola.-e
t O. 1''. Johna-Jii's Dru Store .Main ftrect
T !!-!. S l1ILl!CN'i:'IlT A- r,j:rLER. Pra"
J . tieins I'liy.-i -i -nj ili ;c in Murjn' I;lu k.
One of I'.ie-ii will ' 1"-I there -I iy au-1
cit-'lit, wlion not uw.iy on proif'.?. . iorial bu.-ine-H.
HALL I. Dili TKD AT Nl iilT.
""Z "Ti S U 1 1 A N CK
T1-' IfEEI.CR .v CKXN .ill Ke.il h.state ana
Tht Paying Aai-nts. N .ti r:s Puuiie.l ie.
sn-1 Lite lnsurai.ee A.eU. l'iitt;o-.iut.Ji. .cl
r.iskn. ' 'tl
IJIIELPS PAIN E 5eneral 1 n.-umiif c -Vfent
H-prt se l .nie of tlie m i.-t reliable Coui-
paLica in the United States.
JOHN FITZGERALD Proprietor
Mji'ib Street, Uctwocti Jih aii'l 0th St.
S.-nt bv uiuil for 10 eis- I. U. Foote,
120 I.cxir4ff"n Ave., New York Citj-.
I ff . A Y T S O : T 1 S 2 5 .
C. IIELSKL, Propriotor.Mavin? rreer.Myl-ST
rer.iiirt i an I rI.n-el in ih. r.mwh run:iit:r nr le.
;.i-i,iHi 1 1 :J -h -1 of Wheat wante! iio 'is.-.i i.il' I
f 1-"' which th hii:ht tnarVet t'Hc he i.a'.
ASiracts or TSllo.
flMIK NUMERIRL SYSTEM. The best
J oic. For de'-riptive -ii .li-r:-. a 'driss.
ACRLS. I! I. M l-' MA It .t CO
' l.urlii:tton. Iowa.
Do tliod and Mikfl Mm a
Ad -ln-ss v. il ii l unp.
' f-Plv. r-V: i lUux TrS New
o;k i i'y.
TIAPPY Relief for Your.- M . from t!if
eiTe.-ts of Errors and Abuse' m e:r!.v life. Man
hood restori-d. I:iipe-iinin.s to M.trnaee re
liiovul. Now meil.o.'ot treatiu'-nt. Nw
remarkable retnetie-. Bxks and Circu.a
Feat f-. e, in -:l-d f-nve'.-r -'.
Adt- -. II')VAI:! AS-OCIAl ION. N-.. J.
South Ninth Street. I'li:l:id.d oh i:t, I r-n Iri
Ftitu son having a hisrh re:.utf t i a tor hLiu.ra
Me conduct and professional fk.il I.
FOR LOOKS NEKDED LY ALL
t-va r:i-r. viy-ji'
The b.-t books p-.ibi;hi on the V..,PR H
the Cow. Z. ibr:.l tcrnn. M on. y na If ry,-illy
bv . items selli.ns tiieo bo;k.. e:i lor
tirCUlarr0i:TEU .t COATES. P,:;,';.:hcr
1 iiiia ii lt'iii i. Pa.
Fins ilx?i GraZIery-
15-rhotoiraphs. Air.br.ityph' n 1 f.'P'.ft-5
from old picture-, plain or oh. re I. ui'Hr n
ink water or oil. All work neatiy cxecutol
and warranted t"jvf Mfu-MOH.
lOdif . Mftin St.. Piatt.-moulh.
I wi!- f;irni-h parties rvith stone for
oil building purp'-scs nt a reason .ible price, ft
my iuarries . r -Ulivered on the cars at Louis
ville station. The following kind of stone can
be had on short notice; sills, caps, p rch rock
iue or rod sand stone such a was u-e l by the
B. M. R. R. in tha coii'truction oftheir sto:i
work. All responsible ord ;rs. promptly filled
J. T. A. HOOVER.
Louisvillo. KUJttim Neb.
Dealer in Clothinar,
Furnishing Gooia, Hats.
C'ap-i, Doots Shoe?, Trunks
Valises &, Carpet Uag, Sec. Ac.
Onet-fthe OlJet anl nio?t Reliable
Ilou-es in l')attnn-iith. Main
Street, br-tween -t.htl. rth.
fiarKKMK.MUKIl TIIK PLVCI17'
60J.OMON & XATIIAX,
Fancv Dry Goads, Notions,
Ladies' F.iirnislnnqr Gootls,
largest, Clicaposf, anl Hist Asorto-l
Stmk in the City.
.-7-?tore on Main, between 4th an ! 5tb
street, l'littsmouth, Xebr.iska.
K. jUm EL S3? H H..
Is in receipt of the fines nnd
Of Catmcres Clofbs.Ve.stin., ic
ever broiiL-bt to the city, which
I will make tip i:i the
rrica?!? call an! exaruine.'t3
PJattsuiouth, Ap'il IS, 1872.
J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
T. W. Tiron. Prownville,
I. YV. llio-hcock. O.nnha,
John Tu2e, Omaha,
U. S. Senator.
U. S Senator.
R. W. I-'urm". Brt-wo villa.
.1. .1 . ( iit. Lincoln.
J. 1! Western. Iteatricc,
II. A. Koeni. Col mibus,
.1. R. Webster feoiiriee.
Sec. -f Statu.
Trca.'t: r r.
J. M. Mclvenzie. Lii.c In.. Sup'. Pub. Ins.rue'n
Gen. V. r)i!nnin.
J):;ni I ilnntt. Nflinsk City.
!-!;mui 1 iuswell. i'lMtstnouth
r. L. Whitn. . Mayor.
.".I. L. Pee.-. City Clerk.
Jo-i.h MotrfJ. Police J U'liC.
A'ilt.t .Mor(r.in. Manhal.
A'iiitcr J. hite. Street Coaimiioiicr.
Tikt 'i"sD.-.T. Fitzi'eral'?, C. IT. Tarmalce
Sk. dnd Wakd J.iM. liii'tery, J. W eyinan.
Iiuid S'agd R. Oushmir, R. Vivian,
H. V. f!:i on,
V. . L. Ih,l.!,, -J
C. W. Wise.
Snpt. Pub. Icstruclioi;,
J. W- Thoum.
TJabtist On theciria-r of Main and Ninth.
! Rv. T. J. Arnold, pastor. iUsid.enco on
M.:i;i b-f ween V): h and lltn. Services every
Siibat'i at 11 a. in . and at p m. .-at.t.atli
school nt y'-j a.m.. Prayer meeticg every W cd
"Inp.rsTiA?? S-r let in Conzrecation Chnrrh.
V nt 11 a. M. .inl :.':0 p. in. Lhler Alton,
Pastor. Corser of I.ocu-t and xdi street.
Coriial invitation cxtunded to nil classes to attend-
f.PlCOAL Corner iro ai'.l Tnird streets
I A Rev. A.
st 11.! 10 a.
vt 3 p. ni.
K. Orjre? ter ice every Mis lay
iu. Mil i p. in. tur.day Stuool
(losr.r.EOATiov.vi. Corner I.ocnst ttn-1 8th fts
j P.iv. 11. F Manwrll, reshlcni e Lcust st be-
trien and ":ifis Services t-very :ibb:itn itt
'la. m: and &:' n. m. sabbath School at I':
p. til. PraAcr mcctir.j; every Wednesday
f 'ATttf-i.ic Nor'h idcof PnblicS I't ive Rev
K.) rather Have-', rirt .di-.-- every ahb:ith at
r:J0 a. ty.. Second M.is and Sermon .at T : : t I
Vn.-pp-v- md lltno licti v.i at Z: '') p. ru. Mass
it 8 a. m. every week -lay.
J,TtRST PB:snYTrniA North sideofMain s.
vt of (ith Rv. W. T. R.irf.e ; Ser-i;J
ev ry ."-abba 'h at 11 a. in. :-r.l'i:"Ji p. m. ib
hnth School Ht K.'ia. in.. Thus Pollock Superin
tjnlcnt. Pn-yer tnoetiiiZ every Wedncsd.i.y
evening at S;ij o'clock.
MrTHonisT l'ri.;r;PAT, Wc."t f i 1c of Sixth
fired, s-'uth of Mam Kev. J. II. Pres.-nn
Services every Sabbath :.t I0:;o a. m. and 7 p.m.
1'r.iyi-r iiieetin? every 1 hurs !:ty evenn:?. Cla-s
e.-t-ni-r-v-ry A'--!id;:y vtni m and im oic liale
!St' I'lmobf Sabbath mbrniu services."
Sabbath S.-h )uI at J: !.t
i'ruriii i!pn H S. t.-ir.'ipr hnt ilia Deutsche
i? Er, Luth. t'ctocinds in ihrein S. huln ius
vonnit'ajj u:n 11 L-h-otto..l.eust. I t bei naupt
tirdet tiers von je7t an ro'-'eiuiaessi? alie 11
Tamest. nt. Minister Rev. L llannaw u Id.
.-"abtjath school at 1 p m.. Prof. d'Alletnanl, i
JO. 0. F. Pceutir treciincrs or Platte Lode,
No. 7, I. '). '.l. every Thii- ln evenins at
(.'.11 Fellows Mall. Transient Brothers are cor
dially invited to visit.
A.il'ALLKMAXn. N. G.
M. II. 1! at;tatj-ay. See.
O. O. F. Plaftstno-nh Er rnrtner.t No. 3.
Rrcu!i.rOnnr..it;n5 the 2 a -id 4 Friday's
ich tn-inth Ht O i l 1 ellr-ws Mali cor. .i'l and
Vfain ?:s. Transient Patriarch e r lia ly invitc.i
E. CfSMxen.tv, Scribe
riSfisin Put mxhdti T.nnE No. 6 A. F
xM :t A. M. hW-il
tr reeet-nu at their hall I
on the iirst an ! thir.' " r..Iay cronini of each
n.nnlh rilMinl hrp! ip.n lnvit"! to visit. l' -
11. r:. LIVINGSTON', W. M.
T Ciy T.or-nz Ni. 22 A. F. ' A. M. Pcz-il I
ii n.:c-i:iv-s at Macy 1) 11, first au-i third
L r. lay
J. N. U1SE. W. M.
J. M. Bkariislky. Sec.
Viuiika C!UrrsR"N'i). 3 R. A. M
. i i :i . o -ati zi? si c.m i .-.'id fourth Tuesday
eveai:;;;s of tie !n-.?i;h at 7' o'eh- k r. in.
R. R. LIVINGSTON II. P.
' Ncwvav, Sec.
O. ;-T. ft :vr I:i:AfK. Nn.2 II E Elii.-on
. v. C. T. c w. K'ms. v S'.c. T. u .-diry-
k I.iuVe ! 'cruiv. -Mc ts at Clai k if Pl-iuimer's
c-.ii svery Th -'i-y evening. Traveling Templars
'espectrutiy 1 1; v 1 1 --i-
' J" nwrRn:;. Tl;o Turner
iety rr.eets at
f nrn.-r Mall in (ii
lm.in RlocK. on the 1st
snd Tii'u d We lnc"d i.vs of each Month.
Week b.iu-h: 7vi '.vr Gus ItciuhiK-kle ; First
'l''ir-iir-trt i'i:i. licsser: S.-f,n' Turntcari
Oeo. Karger: W.rce John Erliart.
LCE r (JtLLETTK
Nf bfiis h a City ,
General Agent Dep't Northwest.
Union Central Life
Of Cinc'u-.natt Ohio,
J. U.rilF.SSON, Local Agent
Lo.k to Your Ciiildren.
The Great Soothing Iteinedy.
MRS. Cures colic and priping in' Frice
Whitconr li's the bowc-is, and t oiiil at s I , 2
Syrup. he ( r.-c.-ss of te-f'da. C-n3
MH. Sub lues conrulsions nn l; Price
Whitcor.'.b's nvercoinrx al 1 (l!M'as--s i-ici-i 2
Syrup. il, p.i ti. infant and chii.lr. n. Certs.
MRS. Curt i liarr!i ea. Itysente-I Price
"h-tcomb's rv an.! niiiiiiit rcoiai-l iint J."
Syrup. chiidi cu of all nges. .Ceati.
Ii is tke irre it Inf int.-' aa I ChiMren'snSooth
in -s Remedy, in ali -tisorders brought on by
let-thins or any other ca-je.
Prepared by tiio tiruJicu Medicine Co.. St
Sid i by druggifts and iJealers in Medi'-inse
T. W. SHANNON'S
FKET), SALE AND
Phillsmouthi Nt braska.
Iam prepared to accommodate the public with
Hores. Carriages, Buggies and a No. 1 HAre
on short notice and reasonable terms. A llaek
willrun to the steamboat landing, and all prU
of theoitywhn dirc-
"I Ain't Krt 1"
"What you made of. Magpie dear?"
Mag'-ie turns from Rorer,
With the fetricte.-t reyerenee,
(J u.t her gramma ove: ')
In the truest, Must eyen.
Lack of guntiy laches,
While the earnest answer comes,
".Made of lu t ami a,-hes."
'What yon made of Johnnie, boy?"
I!oy stan .- Ftill a tuiuute ;
If there's any luini-hief round,
lie's the one that's in it.
"I ain't dirt !" U is brown eyes gleam,
AnT.he archly reaches
Towards the ba.-ket's winy hoard,
" Uue.-s I'm creatn and peaches.''
"What you made of. Taddie, pet?"
Ta Jdie's eyes are mIowuj.
Two white hmili puih baclc the curls.
Two whito teeth are ehowiug;
And the ciniles, they twinkle round
Like a land of blisses;
C'aue thoy takes them all the time,
"Spoct l's m :de of kissei1."
BY WILL D. FKBBEE.
Long since I wnnderel from Ihy pHles,
Long since I wau-iervd from thy vales
And hills, so sceme and so hih,
he.e flows the old Missouri by.
Though far c way from thee I be.
Still, I have cot forgotten thee ;
Nor do the friends 1 loved so dear,
Less cherished to my mind appear.
The wanderer cf earth, betimes.
In straying through so many ciimes.
A thousand things forgets ; but yet.
Fair Plattsmouth ! thee I'll ne'er forget.
Like P.oins, upon her seven hills.
More lovely for her cla:-sic rills.
Tby charms ajl worth inclines the heart
Unto thy scenes of nature, art.
'Twa.i on thy fair and towering hill3.
Along thy rippling, laughing rills,
I felt the power of son entwine
About this atjxi jus heart of mine.
Thy hills gave food for m-.-fy thought,
Thy vaies an inspiration wrought,
'Till oft I felt that 1 eould writo
As never yet did man in-lite.
While o'er thy hills I oft did stray,
RciU cting how to weave some lay,
1'ow gladly beat the heart wiih hope.
That I niih not.e J lards might cope.
'lis nice lo contemplate a thing; '
It is another thing to sing,
lu numbers causing worlds to move
With approbation and with love.
Hard by the old Missouri stream,
(It does but seem to mo a dream,)
I I ere f leepelh one one far more dear,
lLar. all my friends, of siueo or ere.
A nd ti hen I wander on through ifo,
l)i.-he.ii teced at iis stub' oru strife.
Wi-hin my hands my face I hide.
And ak a gr:.ve near by her side,
Wi'hout a mother's presence, dear.
One's home it soon beeoiu-jth drear.
And truant grows the orphan child.
If not, alas I at last defiled.
And whilo o'er all there things I count.
My feelings I cannot surmount;
lhou city! c.-n I thee target ?
Or s uy I do not love thee y t?
II. I' M .1
2A3LY U iT23IlA32A.
Several years age the writer of this
article undertook to portray oaie of the
early f-CetiCS ill the northern part of till
tatc: ccine ct tha articiei were puu-
liahed in tlie Ouiaha Tribune, tut owinz
to souio lui-iiij JerstatrJing about "copy,"
.1 .1 - ..t . rr-l - l
" - J r " 'JI I u u i i . iiiwii-
iit; tli at tlu-y may nmuss anJ interest
mnr.r nC tio pp:lrra. tv shfill ronrfiilnfl
a ieVT ot ttlC-0 sketches, pome ot wh'.Cil
were piibli.'hotl, an J others are frotn thd
AN EARLY INDIAN SCARE TEKAM A.
Sometime in 18G4, Ben. It. tVsnni,
wa'l knov.n in Nebraska, cmjeived the
idea of layin? out a town up north,
, , . , A , o i
somewhere, and io December ot the
fume year, the Grst elect ion was hell in
the Teriitory of Nebraska. It being
very important that enough rueuiberf
fbouM bo elected from the northern
counties to carry certain measure?, Mr.
Tolsora ami some others want up in two
wagon, to a spot on Cummini; Creek,
supposed by them to be in Hurt county,
and held an election there under a tree.
Folsom was returned to the council, and
Mr. Purple, with, same one else, as
It is s.iid another party came down
from Sioux City, but not knowing the
country very well, they got on an Inland
in the MUs-ouri river, opposite ths Oma
ha Reseive, and held fTjreleetiou there.
Fol.-om and hi men bavin? been withi i
twe7ie mi fa of the county they were sup
posed to represent, were allowed Feats,
and during this action, as one of the
resubs of this visit To k am a was hitched
and born. In March 1355, it was in
corporated as a town, and in July of
18.7.), the 'Vite" wis brought in by Mr
Folsotii, ani the titl-j made perfect to all
The first icJ.ite ?ett;emont was made
in Tekatuj, and among others were Ma-
j!"r Harrington, Mr. Peterson and hi
pons, 0:iks, Kel!ion, Hon. Wia. Betk,
Urn. Bates, atid Jndga Ma --on. All
thcf-o were bouaSde tettler.-, and reido
in the county to this day, I believe.
About this time (which was in a
straggling band of young "Omaha
braves" came along, and having nothing
else to do, thej' exercised their horCi
and their lung extensively about the
Shanties and huts of the settler?. A
huge "t-care" followed; men hutled
their horses and cattle together, liar
nesfied the one and yoked tho other to
their wagonf, got the woui.n ahd child
ren in, and their truck aboard, and made
tracks for Cuming City the nearest (set
tlement. The Indians peeing their
fright, in pure wantonness pursued.
Faster flew the wagons; louder groaned
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, February 20, 1873.
(he women ; harder cursed the men
betiding, bureaus and tools were heaved
overboard to lighten their load, and yet
the ' scare" crew worse and worse. At
last tho Indians halted, rode back, an
gathering i,up the white Bottlers' casta
way articles, they put them all in a p il.
safely, and left to crow over their ex
The settlers soon returned, but held a
town meeting nnd "resolved" never to
be scared again; but for better security.
they determined to build a "block
house," of cotton wood log, and within
its ampl limits to seek shelter and de
fonse, should ever a "red'' again come
THE BUILDING OF Til E TiLOCK HOUSE
AND WHAT CAME OF IT.
To work they went twenty-two of
them and soon reared on high 3 buire
pile of logs, and "chinked" her up bran
new ; but alas, money was scarce, and
nothing but cash would buy shingles,
and t-liingles they must have to cover
their fort. For a long time it stood
thus, until it became an e3-e-sore to
many, and a bone of contention to all ;
and as never a "Lo" appeared,
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE
became the question of the day, and at
a formal meeting of the "town company",
(in the absence of some of the members
however,) they actually voted to giv
Folsom 1G0 acres of land and 100 tow.
lots to take it off their hand. Mr
Popj.leton, Mr. Byers, Mr. Hyde, an
others, who hat! shares there, as oon a
they heard of this move, reo-t decide ib
objected, and as Hyde alone controllei
fiftj shares, they annulled tbi proceed
ing ; but Folsom actually did get eigh
town lots, and the bull ling ituif, h
tigreeing to put a roof on it, and mak
it of soma use.
He fulfilled his agreement, and rente-
it to Captain Parks, for a hotel, a
$."i00 per yeir for Qve years, th sail
'arks to build a barn ani make f-om-
other improvements, t be taken out 0
the rent. Parks ran the Hotel tw
years and a half, built th? barn, an;
brought Folsom in debt to him for tht
sum of 750. and Mr. Folsom actualh
compromised the matter by pajiug
I'aiks S'oOO to get rid of him.
Jir. Fol-om bved in the block boust
awhile, aud then it was let for a hotel,
and has had many proprietors, viz: af-
er Parks, .Van Pustn, Shorties and
Harrington rented it. Mr. J. It. Hyde,
it t .1 1 1
now 01 Uaiana, tnen oougiit it, .ann
kept it eighteen months, when he sold
oit to ths "Groavenor boys," who in
turn sold to Mr. Conger of Indiana.
lu ali these changes of course its ap
pearance has been much altered outside
and in, but as one of the" first buildings
in Tekarua, and as a lan-l-mnrk to date
Vom, all through the country, it still
holds its own bravely.
Although the "bloek house" wa
built in tho first place by the settlers as
common property, and as a protection
against the Indians " after, Fol.om ob
tained it, there is scarcely a use that
four walls and a roof can serve for, in a
new country, that the old house h.s not
been put to. It has been court hou-'-e.
school house, jail, church, ball room, bar
ro im, county clerk's office, and in short
father and mother, as we may say, to
almost ad the important tran.-actions oi
Burt county for ten loug years ; as many
of Tier laws, much of her mirth, and a
great.doal of her history was hatchet:
and bred within the walls of tho Old
What stories those old logs could tell,
of friendly grrethgr, of kind words,
of foul blows aud men's strong passions.
Storie of love and coartship are garn
ered under tho old bark, aud (he trust
and faith, good humor arid endurance,
ol more than cue married pair have
been severely tried beneath its roof.
The floors have echoed to merry feet in
the dance, the walls have heard the
grave sounds of judicial reproof and
warning, the minister's solemn words of
faith and hope have been heard thero,
the wail and wassail of many a riotous
crew, and the slow and sorrowful feet of
the tuenrners, as they bore the dead of
our love away, have echoed in the nar
row, old-fashioned hail.
Little reeks the old houss of all thisj
now, but square and strong, and high,
she still shows her broai-ides to the
keen north west wind that comes down
from the Rocky mountains with a roar,
and shelters many si weary traveler f rom
the blast, for a "hotel is kept there still,
and will be, I suppose, as long as one
log shall rest above another, of the old
Str&'rteny Culture in Csiif;r:a.
Strawberry culture is attracting con
siderable attention in some parts ct' Cali
fornia. In Santa Clara valley, where the
gtouud is thoroughly irrigated by means
of an extensive jysteui of artesian wells,
1 here are three hundred acres in full bear
ing, and the product this year has been
larger lhati ever before. The best fields
of vines are saidj. to yield in their third
and fourth years, from four to six thol
sand p muds of fruit, per acre ; which,
at the whoic-ale price of Ave cents a
pound the rate prevailing a fort-night
since in San Franci-co would bring from
2iX3 to 200 per acre. The eost of-picking
is two cents per pound ; freight one
and a half cents per pound ; drayage one
fourth of a cent ; commission eij-ht per
c ut on amount of sales. Not less than
iroui sixty to seventy thousand pounds of
strawberries are brought into san r ranei.
co daily, and the most of these are raised
by Chinamen on shares. The net profit
to t he owner ot the land from this branch
of industry is about 10 per acre
tjjuu.nwjwi'ji i mini ii
All Istervis'W with tho Fres:h Hinistcr.
(From our ludj Corrcpondet.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22, '73.
A few evenings ago I was one of a
little coterie in which the death of Louis
Napoleon and ii. probable eflvct on the
immediate future ot r ranee were dis
cussed. It is a subject in which I am
much interested, nn i want light ; out,
although there were several weli in
formed persons present, some of thetu
fresh from Pari-, so man? cor.fliciii-g
opinions prevailed that I got bewildered.
So I determined to take advantage of
art offer that had been made to nie sLrt
ly before, of credential that would as
sure me a satisfactory interview with M
ro Marquis de Noiile. Envoy Extraor
dinary and Mini"ter Plenipotentiary ol'
the French Republic, and the very next
lay fount me at the resilience ot that
nobleman, who, as 1 ha 1 been led to an
tici ate, received me very cordially.
After the usual interchange ot saluta
tions and a few commonplace remarks,
the following conversation took place :
Correspondent. The special object of
my call, M. hi Marquis, is to ak you a
few questions in regard to the condition
of France, if you will permit me to do
M. le Marquis. I shall bo most nap
py, mademoiselle, to give you any in-
lortnation 10 my power any liitnrma
tion that it would be proper for m-i to
Correspondent hat effect wi.l the
Emperor' death have upon the army of
pie of tjunn.my
M. le Marquis My diplomatic posi
tion precludes me from replying to that
question. You can gue-s the truth
about it, knowing what must be natural
under the circumstances. Nevertheless,
the people accept the fcituation cheer
fully. Correspondent are you interested in
tho social questions that are so inu.di
agitated now in Europe and America ?
M. le Marquis I am not very much
interested ia them. Social questions
are uot dangerous as long as the govern
ment is Kod aud does not oppiess any
class. I do not fear the discussion of
social questions. They all come alone
in their natural order, and each will
have to be considered by state-men
when its time comes when iis prom
inence and urgency demand attention.
Correspondent Do you like to live
m America '
M. le Marouis Very mujh, Lite
ciaily do I like Washington. It. has a
great future If you goon at.d roinj.!efc
toe projocte 1 improvements vnu nav
already commenced, it will be one of the
mot uiaoninet nt capitals in the world
Nature has done more for it than for any
other capital I hare eea. From thc
urrounding hills the scenery is superb
Art, and ho1 or. and capital iuut now do
its shsre, nnd in a f- w years you will
have a city that it will lie worth a j-u
ney from the other end ef he world to
At tni point tlie entrance ot a ser
vant witn a caul suggested to me the
propriety of terminating the interview
tut. tctore closing this letter, 1 cannot
deny myself the pleasure of describing
the Marquis to you. Wed, he is a most
charming man, perhaps thirty or even
thirtv-uve years ot 02-0, of meiniiu
heivht, line presence, graceful in move
ment aud gesture, genial anl refined in
manners, and bis general demeanor
agreeably modified by that cultured dig
nity so rarely seen, and which become
only persons wm have It arned the art
riot of mai-ing it ofTeiwve to those with
whom th"y come in contact. His voice
is clear ami pleasant, bis articulation
distinct, and his English excellent.
He might have stolen my heart if I
had not heard, incidentally, that he is
married ; so I guarded all the avenu -s
to that super-sensitive organ in woman
so caretii!-.' tliat h'S fdue pvcs, brown
hai-, and the most fascinating of smiles
acked by a coronet, failed to produce
:n' permanent disturbance ot its nor
mal functions. If it were otherwise, I
would not say so. Heiah ho !
St. fjouis Globe. .
We have before this called
to the mildness of our winter
pared with other 'ocalities.
In order to more fully impress the
public mind, we again call attention to
the fact that not a man has been frozen
to death in Nebraska this winter, so far
as heard from, and in Plattsmouth the
thermometer has been above twenty most
of the liui", anl only twenty five below
twice on different diys. In this connec
give a chapter from IJjrier'e
has been but few winters, for-
111 tli iue-tim? ot even tho
oldest inhabitant of the clime in which
.ve dwell tiie sev rity of which has tur
passeu, or even eij la iei tnar, ot ttu;
season now so neany cuJ:d. ilire h?s
been an almost perpetual fall of snow.
hail, or rain, aeeotnpjuied by winds of
piercing co:d, that forced the thermom
eter nearly down to zero in the warmer
cities, and considerably li.low it in th
open country. Streets were blocked,
trams obstructed, mans dc.ayed, and
tiavel by land or water seriousiv imped
ed. The suffering that fo'lowel was every
where terrific, but nowhere so disastrous
as in the far W est, where an almost uti
parallelled record of death is presented.
In Minnesota alone it is reported that
upward of 300 human beings parish -d
in the enow, while in other sections o
the Western country an unusual number
met. the same fate. The severest of
these storms opened unexpectedly on
the night of the 14th ult., and contin
ued without cessation for three whole
days and nights The day of the ldth
opened with a bright sun and a mild
temperature, that gave promise ot fa
vorable weather. Taking advantage of
these indications, hundreds of teamsters,
farmers, are! others left their houses in
wagons or sleigh, for tho nearest settle
ments, with the view of obtaining such
necessaries of life or of their avo .-ation.i
they needed, anl many of them leav
ing wives and children at home entirely
u iprepared for what was to follow.
Dozens of these unfortunate inn have
been found in some cases hardly 100
yards from their houses frozen stiff and
stark, with their horses and oxen frozen
be-jie them, while in many humble
cabins whole families of children
have been discovered frozen to death
beside their mother, while out in
the prairie lf y the still forms of
fathers who had pati-hed in the 5now.
Some idea may be formed of tho depth
of the drifts wlteu we con-ider that on
the second day the snow was piled so
hi-ih a oout a freight train, blockaded on
tli j D 1 venyort and St. I'aul Railroad,
near Delaware Centre, that teams drove
over tho top of tha cars. Upon the
.same line there were drifts 3 000 feet
long and fifteen feet deep. Near Blue
Earth men could pass on foot over tele
graph wires, and in a drift at New Uim
was found a man frozen to death while
sitting on the seat of his sleigh, his. head
being fully five feet under the surface.
the incidents ot suLrermg and death
Vtre heart rendiug. Near Correctionville
John Sparks and Joseph Sjuders went
ut to get some wood at a distance ol
our miles. The storm taught them,
.ut they pushed on. When a mile and
1 half from borne they threw out their
oad to go on more quickly, but just be
ond the road made a curve ; they pas
d this curve without turning, and so
-very step afterward wa.$ a step away
roiu home. At night they camped tin
ier the sleigh about three miles Iroui
no 111 e. A trapper nearu meir snout.
but took them for the hooting of ovvs.
During Wednesday, Wednesday night,
and Thursday the men were alive and
wandering up and do am, bewildered by
the.tonible storm. The trapper follow
ed them all day Wednesday, but could
not find them. On Thursday night
1 tin ir horse came homo, and following
back his tracks they fousd the two men
seven miles away, about two fe--t apart,
frozen stark and stiff, 't he d g winch
accompanied th -m remained with the
bodies, and kept them from being cover
ed with tsaow. Each man left a widow
and young children. Sanders' family is
left entirely destifute. The aged mother
anl sister .of Sparks have gone mad, and
will probably die. In Sibley county a
man named i'h mis O'C onuel. a larmer
residing in New Auburn township, met
his death in this wise: While returning
to his home, a di-tance of about eigot
miles, from the village of New Auburn,
whither he had gone to procure some
groceries the storm overtook him. At
some point upon Ins homeward journey
be had left hi oxen, and hi dv-ud body
wh-.-n discovered was fund upon its
ban. and knees. The if.lV.renee i that
finding he could make no further pro
gros by walking, lie resorted to the
method of creeping. In this way he
j fcr,ne 51 long ditisnee, and the body
$2.00 a Year.
was not more than eighty yards from a
ho use when found. One yoke of oxen
was also frozen to death. Another sud
case occurred in the same county. The
children of a farmer living in the town
ship of Kelso were at sch"o!, two miles
frotn their home, when the snow com
me need to fall. He left home with the
intention of brineing thet.i back with
him. At a neighbor's htiu.se lie was
told that the children were in the house
of another neighbor, where they had
taken refuge, and he was a-ked to tarty.
until the storm should te over. Rut
fearful That his wife would become alarm
ed at his continued absence should he
remain, and dreading also that she might
tart out to .scare. 1 1or him, and thulose
ln-r liie, he determined to venture forth
to reach Ins home. He did so, but on
the way J oath overtook him, and his
frozen body was found on tlie road. In
both lhee cases large families havebceu
left in a .state of destitution.
Here and there a man barely escaped
with his life and succeeded in reaching
his home, where an anxious wife was
eagerly awaiting Ins return. 1 o such a
one tho house that furnished shelter and
the warm fire that thawed the frozen
limbs were hailed with heart felt grati
tude To "the poor emigrant anJ his
family, traveling on the pr:;iiie, however,
here could be no hope oi uch relief.
ar removed from any human habita
tion, the little- company ould on!- con
tinue the effort to get on until the heavy
lritts stripped their progress, and left
them helpless victims of ti e storm.
Geo! Fcr lTel;ra:l:a.
We are in receipt of the Report of
the Department of Agriculture for the
months of November and December.
From an examination of the table of
roii for 1872 we learn that Nebraska
lands seventh in the list for corn pro-
lucing, although this only excels our
average I i bushels per acre, being 40 J.
In wheat she ranks sixth, Minnesota
being the highest 18. 7 bushels, Ne
braska 17. 5 bushels. '
On rye we rank third. California first
29.1 ; Nebraska, 21.5.
In oats Nebraska heals tho lit 40
ushels per acre; the next highest,
California, is 33.5.
Barley is also prod need here in great
est quantity, our yield being 31. G, wnue
the next is isconsin, 2.0.
Buckwheat also attests our fertile sod
and fruitful climate. Nebraska head
the list with 27.1 bushels per acre,
Maine following, with 25.5.
Tlie yield of potatoes puts u
fourth on the list, with 120 bushels per
rf ; the highest is lovva, with l 'i3.
Oar rich native gra-ses put us third
on the list for hay, California leading us
Sorghum molasses flows here at (tie
rate rae of 141 gallons per acre, while
the next is Missouri at 113.
Bv taking the average yield per acre
f com, wh'-at, rye, oats, barley, buck
wheat and iLOtatnes, we find Nebraska
excels any State in the Union, heading
the list with an averago yield per acre
of 42.5 bushels; the seeoond is Iowa,
with 52 bushels, California being third,
with 38.5 bushels.
Thus we have the figures to show
that Nebraka head the 1st in four im
portant products," while her average in
the main agricultural staples is better
than any other State in the Union.
nciiee (i llepnhlican.
Th3 Crsdit Uobilisr Iz7c:tiatics,
pecial Dispatch to tho St. Louis ilobe.
Washington. D. C, January 24
'be scenes in I'olati l's committee to-d iy
11 - 1 ft f
were both dramatic and painlui. ur.
Ames, from thebsgining showed a bitter,
sullen temper, rising occasionally to red
eat. Hi answers were given in growl.
and his words, curt and fierce, struct
ike a club or clenched first. Sometime
they seemed to give back a. thud. Evi-
ently he was at bay, and deternp-iod to
to make good, if pos?ib!e, hisstatements,
no matter who suffered. 1'reviou eontra-
ietions and present recklessness js lik'-lv.
lowever, to convince the public that he
either does not know or uoes not care
what he says. Certainly he ought to
have counsel present, if only for protect
ion. There was quite a dramatic epwed
when Judge Ke'ley demanded hi Credit
Mobilier stock certificate and divid -nd.
if. as Ames said, lie was the ownur ol
uch property, and Ames . produced the
certificate, declaring he would brinii to
morrow the bond understood to be part
of the dividends. Mr. Kelley transferred
them to Chairman Poland lor salc-keep-
But the scene between Ames an 1 tn
vice-president was extremely painful.
Ames flat!, even brutally, contradicted
Mr. Colfax, and declared that Croupe,
correspondent of the New York Times,
was untruthful, and at ono tune charged
Mr. Colfax with false swearing. The
latter, .under oath, declared in the strong
est manner that he never had the twelve
hundred dollars Ames says he paid him
on dividend. Mr. Colfax was whito in
the face, but determined in expression
Ames was fierce and angry, and nervou
throughout. So painful was the scene
and so rapidly did both show their loss
of con trot that Mr. Niblack suggested in
kindaess that they appear with counsel..
Judge Croztor, counsel for Senator
Caldwell, handed in 'Iiia argument this
morning to the Committee on I'rivbeges
ani elections. It was understood that
the points in his argument were submit
ted to the Hun. Caleb Cushing, and t
with bis approval. It is claimed by
Crozlc-r that under the laws of the Con
stitution, nhieh provide that each House
shall be the judgi of election returns an 1
qualifications of its member, there is
no testimony, a ldu.-ed before the com
mittee, which gives the Senate juri-dii
tion over the mutter. Witnesses, who
have testified against Senator Caldwell.
ate. dispirited by their evidence. If
the e beany off-nse, he claims it comes
within th ju:i iiciion of the laws c f a
State, and the witnesses themselves
have declared the fact that they are jutr
ttcejs crimim's and cannot be believed,
unless supported by other and better
evidence Caldwell's fiienia say the
jesu!t cf !-c invcs-tifralion will probably
bo that th-: e unn-ittee will recommend
that t::c .-u j ('1 be dismissed, from the
fuitb-jr consideration of th -Senate,
b avins the nuestion oftheguilf, or inno
cence, of th p-irtics to be .li-po.-ea by
th proper State tntum . lne repc
wjU.be aibo'ltted ti -mrrow.
VVginia preachers were formerly paJ
fr' their services in tobacco. .,
Ono F-juare, (K)lincs cr Inwl one ifuwrtion Jl.J ?
Kiich suhseq tiri:t insertion if
!'rtil'ional eftrdp, not exr-ee-Knv ri lit ten J-i 0
i column per annum
!i column, per umiuhi ......'. JO.U0
column do ).O0
Oneco!-i:nn do luuU.C
All H.lvertiiiuff bill due quarterly,
Transient advertisnnvute uiurt be paid io
J'.xlra 0T' if f the IIkRALD for fnlo hjr IT. J
ftrci-rht. nt the Post fflice. nnd ). F. Jiduw
fin. North s.ido Alain Strret, between Secooc!
"1 is plnd you come, inuir ji.
For nurss is tn-ss'iis tun :
fShe stoMs and makes me sit down, lmmruv
When Italy wnnU to fun.
lost my little top. nun, tub.
And brok'd my doily's met
And. Jane, she pulls fny turls. tuaiiima.
And I have tor'd my clothes.
""My hunk is a'-lsma-hed up, mniutua.
And Jane, she culls Die bud;
But now you'scome aK'sin. in 1111 tv a.
1 dean your b iby's kU I.
"Don't fo t-i chnr.-h no more, minima.
Sit down, nn i hold me light ; .
I'at's nice, ad cuddled up. mamma,
I'ie sleepy now. doo.l uiuht.'. K.T. .
Miss Buchanan does tho personal oil
the Chicago b.sL
Miss Emily Fatihfull, who is now in
this country with the avowed purpnsj
of examining and studingour institu,
lions, organized, in IMIO, the 17irrft
Vrrss, a priming establishment in whi -h
only women are employed a composit
ors. 0-ieeti Victoria has smiled on nn 1
eiiernira-'c.l the undertaking. .Miss.
Ftithfuil is abo odiircss of the Victoria
The Jo;oja;n3 Coufdra.
The latest stple of arranging the hair
is in the .Josephine coiffure. The back
hair is combed smoothly from tho neck
to the top of the head, where it is kept
in place by a flat shell comb, which,
however, is quite invisible, a braid j".
then passed around the head s-eming to
lie ut on it like a crown. A narrow vol
vet ribbon j sometimes put around the
lower odg'i of the braid and tied with
long ends f illing in tho back. This stylo
is very unbecoming to many faces, anl
thefee have the front hair loosely frizzled,
and if the neck is uot pretty a few light
curls may be worn at the back.
Talks w"ith tho C:rl3.
Women are said to have a great ca
pacity for devotien, but the spirit is of
l.ttle avail if the flesh be wanting. It
is much better lo live for others than it
is to die for them, and it is living for
them that we are called upon to do
Our first duty, then fore, is to preparo a
body that, will be aob to answer the de
mauds which the willing spiiit will make
upon it; and to do this, we must not
subject it to indulgence or tdmsc J tto
must learn its need, its conditions of
pei feet growth r.n 1 development, the
prin .-iplc'R by which its internal machin
ery is governed, the special dangers to
which it is cxrosed, and provide for the.
first while guatuing against the las,.
It must be borne in mind, however,
that to train our fac.uit.ics, is to us jtheui.
To be physically stior.'r, and lithe, and
active, we mut keep our hands and
muscles in motion ; to strengthen mem
ory, and brain power, we must cxerci-c
them ; a:id to be able to command and
control their use. we must do thi, not
fi: fully, but with regularity, as wo eU;
and sleep. This command of faculties
gives men an immense .advantage over
women in the actual work of life. It is
not that women ate incapable of acquir
ing the same control, it is simply that
they are not trained to exercise it.
Work never has been set before men
or women a being a good thing in it
f.elf it is only cou-i b.-red good bo far a?
it is necessary to put us in the po-ses-sion
of something elso. Now, what, I
want to impress upon your mind is this
that work is in it-elf a good thing
the greatest proi'.o'er of health, the
most eff-ctual comforter in afflictions
and sorrow. Jexnv Jlnl, iu iJcnwr
Duluth isr-oming on. She has jut re
covered from a mil l attack of measles
and thus escaped another snare of infancy.
Washington's tomb is adorned with
one of the neatest cod liver oil signs that
a fence dauber ever slapped on any prom
inent object in that vicinity.
Ani now the cbil Iren 1 ae it. We
heard a do'in mother say to lo-r fonder
male offspring, a fe-.r days ago, ' My dear
child, do co'iie here, and let me removo
the epizooty from yourna-al appendage."
The editor of ;-.n ameteur paper perpe
trates the following :
"1 cannot make a ru 1 ling
No. tiot were I to try ;
Hut I can beat the baker
A nakir.fr of a j i."
Murders are so common in Nw York
that when a gentleman went home and
aunonced to his.wife that Mr, Greeley
was dsad, his lia'e three year old, play
ing on the floor, looked op r-nd said:
"Fa, who shot him V
In a sclioolthe sentence "Mary tni'ks
the Cow," t:8 given out to be j ars. d.
Ei"h word h id I t-t-n parsed save on
which fell to B ib. a sixteen jear old.
near the foot of the c'.a-s, who r-ommen
cod thus : "Cow is a noon feminine,
gender, sinalar number, third person,
and stands for Marc." Stand for
Mary!" said th excited Professor- "How
do you make that out ? ' ' Because,
an-wercd the astuie pupil, "il the cott
dion t stand for Mary, how couid .Mary
TT. 1 .. I
"Holloa, Eden," says he; "vihat's
the news V
Says I, "Nothing in particular."
Say he, "I there any money her-.?"
S.-.ys I, " I'm t-dl there's dea l loads
of it I'm told that Iorriss is here with
pb-nty ot money and wants to bo e'.eetc 1
United State Senator the worst, kind."
Says he. " Let us go and mako repre
sentation to Dorriss that we cm do so
and so, and T will ro and draw the monny,
and we ll light out for Washington City. "
As Colon..d Coll y says the sine i on
the otber Toot, it is a mere question of
vevyy between the ttto. What Liens
said to Mr. W a te, of rvotf, tliat
, , . 1 i- 1 tii
members v.iio voteu ior mum o
tii.-.r fsr.-uiscs imid during the v.iotir
- - -and
more, was just a statement ct w;.i..
he bad hearl on tho street. Mr. WVL:
swears it was a direct off r; " ti. u'
another question of veracity comes :v
between Eden ftn-1 Mr. V.
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