Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, March 27, 1873, Image 1

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sXtfec Corner Main nnd Second Street
Second Htory.
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One copy, fix month-
nc"py. three months
.- ir r rii iPV A' Attorrev
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south, -Nobnisk. Office i I itzjreridd sBlorlt.
B. 1-.EE5E. Attorney at Lu-Otr;.-o
r.n M nn -tr.-.t nifr ChapinRn!" Drug
Jstore. Special attention given to collection j
oi cmiTim.
. B:l!!):i KE. J. W. STlSCHCOMB.
ATTfil'.M'YS AT f.WV.
4.-ly. riutfrPiouth. Nebraska.
M" AKdrt:Ti-7"tMllH i STAR Hill 1 At-
tor? er at Law 1'ra-tio in ail the court
ti n' and matfi-rof I'r''iite
Office over the i'osl jti-e. PlnttrEouth, Seh.
RK. LIVIViSST.). riy-i.-ri.m and Smi-
en. tenders hm irorM.irnI i?rvicei ift
tbn citiinM i."Ci!Wcouri'.y. l.e.-iidicouthoast
crnerof Oak andsixtli Treel!! : c!Tice nn Main
reet. one do"r wert et Lyinan'i Lumber Yard
vJttinouth. Neb.
W. RAWLIN'S. Hur-.n and Physician
Late a :urs:on-in -Chief of the Army cl
fe Pooin w, I'lal wnouth. .NobrisUii. Ot5c
at O. K. Johnson's Dra ntore Mam rt.rvt
rtrnEELEIl JtBEXNKTT-Real Estate an I
and Lite Insurance Agei
HUttts-xioaiu. Neiw
IHELPd PAIN E r.enernl Insurance Airett
Keprc.nt "ine the uiost reliabla CoUi
vaiies in ibe United States.
Main Street, Between oth aud Clh St.
Sont hy mail for 10 e;s- E. B. Foote,
M. L.
10 I-eiincton At., New York City.
C. It F!1K fj. Pror.rtetc.fTavini recently ber
r-vnirt-d 4C I iaof.l in thorough running orde. 1 l
t'.u' UushnU of neat wante I umneiii.teh
tt which the biaiac-t Diiirket price will he rai
AhJract of Title.
'HE KflKUI."L SYSTEM. The hjt
. For der-crint e -irculHrs. aljf.-.
Burlini.n. ln.
m.TiMIrol,' .t IL'i.UH)! t -
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aaict br orderinc of rr.e
have the Urxt and j collectit.n pt Pir.ts
er offered 1 r ?nle ii.the V est. t ataiojruer.
frwe. u-rt l'-iv, (i',baj'. Tomato, and other
Address VV. J. 11E.S-KU. PJatUaicuih. eb.
cV-'-mS. 4
- PhotosraT
Sr-.typh aal copie
from el i picture.
if rt or cjlure I. either in
ink. water or oil.
ad narraatcd to ei
1 Mirk neatly executed
sr lj;ict:'n.
L'ioN'.UUi Artit
Ali,B St.. i'iattsuiouth.
ttif with Btone fli
ail building purp'5 t rea.Bable price, a
Biyqnarric r delivered the cars at LouL
vlile .tatin The foifowit 4 kind of stone can
be ha i on hort notice; tilU, caps, perch rock
ir.e or rod -jnd oi sue, a was n.-e i by tie j
U A M. R. R. in the con'tniation of their fton
work. All respiniblt onlir. promptly Cilnl
Louiv$!!e. Station Keb.
Da!er in (JlothinR, J
rurnisliine Good, Il.'ts.
Cap, CotsA- ;hoe?;;,--
Va'iscs & Carpet Bags, &c Ac.
One ff the OM-t and most Reliable
Iloiises in i'lattsmouf h. Main
Sect, between 1th .V 5th.
t fZr. Hoover.
. LOL rlS VI L L L yPD.
fKeept cntanUy on hand all staple arUatwa
sach as
Dry (fo o A a
I toot "i and Shoe, Ac,
In faot every thin usually kept I Vaii ty
Store which will be sold on Muall profit? for
Cakh) .411 kinds of Produce taken in excacage
for good and
II if best Market Trice given in cash
19-vr for Grain.
Fancv Dry Goods, Notions,
Ladies' Furnishing Goods,
largest. Cheapest, and Best Assort oJ
Jtock in the City.
tSStore nn Main, between 4th and 5tb
Btrcets, Plattstnouth, Nebraska.
die wieJAwtf
"Silver Tongue.
113,145 & U" East 23d Street. New York.
Iteaponsible parties applying for aencieji
tections still nnrapplied. will receive prompt
attention and liberal inducements. Parties re
siding at a distance from onr authorized affentt
may order from oar factor? . Send for Clustnv
Swwivrfnllt t M4wa
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J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
Volume 8.
at! Onicial Directory.
r vi. Tiptoe. TJrownville.
J'. Vt". Hitchcock. Uruaha,
Jhn T atfe. Omaha, '
r. S. Senator.
U S Sen.'ttor.
( . x Kurinq Br,-,WD ville.
! I - i f i er. Lincoln,
i .1. 13 e.-toru 1 .eatripe.
Sec. ftate.
T r-a;u r r.
Att'jr tien.
, Pub. Insiruc'n
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McKeuzic. Line Id. fui!
. Tt T. iVe. Omaha.
Chief Jistiea.'l (.antt. e r I Associate Jus.
siiiUti Maiwell, Muttsuiouth J
M. L.
City Merk.
Tolii-e J udce.
Street Conjtnisioner.
J..Uh Moires,
Afi !' AJ jrn.
rt !ier J. White.
F;ht Takd. J. Fitztrcralo. C. II. Parmalee
S'aCnd Wahd Jos. 15nttery. J. Waymic.
TuiitD WiKB- K. Cushing. R. Vivian.
IS. V. f.jsi o.
Dn'l MeKir.noi
W. L. H;ibKs
J V". .Johnson,
i;. W. Vi.-e.
Jnco'j Vaiie'y.l
T. Ciarke j
l.jnio -Jamo. J
J. Vi lnouiaii.
Probate Judn.
County Clerk.
f apt. Pu. Instruction,
Ceasty Commissioners.
fSiP-.iar On the corner of Male and
t l?-v. T. J. Arnold, raptor htidence on
or Htidei
f Sn!- .h p: 11 a. in . and at p m. Sabbath
schu'i at y '2 a.m..
i'rayer meeting erery Wed-
as ljy rcninr.
C1bk'tii Strrici in Congregation Church,
a: 11 . v. and i:' p. in. Elder Alton,
Vastor. C-.rcer of Locut and &ih street-!.
ordia.1 iaritalion extended to ail claques to at-lnd-
;orL Corner Viro and Third street?
.. K. tirares service; every un-iay
a. m. and 7 p. in. Sunday School
"loftRfOATH! Corner Locust and St'n fts
V ' Usv 1J F Manwell. reidenr Loi unt be
trei 4ih and' oth are Servi-e? every tfabbaih at
:1 r. m' and t'-;'' p. m- nabbath fcehool at 12:
.'" r. in. i'raycr mectii-s every V.'enesday
itholic North fide of Public Saaaje Rev
x r"at!:cr Ilaj-ei -'rnt f nm srcSiboath at
M;.' - ra . .
'ouu .lasn ani .eriuon at vk.iu
Uenedi'-tion at 3:'i0 D. in. Mass
it k i. m. every week day.
fiinur Pbrxbttbkhs N'orth pideofMain st.
a weti of utn ltov. V
T. Bart la
ewerySabbath at 11 a. in. nndfi: i.
kath .-cuOt.l at a- in.. Tho Pnllock Superin
m. a o
tm.Jent. t'rarer ineetinc every Wednesday
er eemjt at 3:00 o'clock.
kthoo:3t Episcypih. 'West side of Sixth
tr-et.sou'h of Alain K
service every abbatl at a. ni. and 7 p. in.
i'raver meetioc nra TSii.J... ... . .
e;:n;;s every Monday ei eniiijr i'lauedifite-
Iv : close oi r-aoi.ata moriiiug aervicea." i
Cost kr, den IK 'SeiTeTuoC: kt rt 10 331
1 i". L'.fta. I." in uir.sf-ctiuiiiu$
iric:? um 11 Lhrtlotteodienrt. Ut barhnnpt
6ndei derseibe von jctr.t an re-relm!."; alio-14
Ta:ctaTt. Mininrer Uev. L llannawaid.
ihbita schaol at 1 p in.. Pr-jf. d'Allemaiid.
f O. O. F. r?c(?a;ar meelinirs or Platte Lodtre.
V...7, I. O. o.F. "very ThorIa eveaint at
O i l Ki-Uow-i Uall. Transient Urothcrs are eor-
tnritei ro '-,A LLKM AXI. N
31. ft. lUTRiirtT, btc.
r O. V. V. Platt?mouih Er mpinentXo. 3.
J. Keifutar Convocations the 'j and 4 Friday's
cr (ich month tt Odd Fellows Hall eor. 3d and
Vtip ?t. Transient Fatriarhs eordja?ly invitej
;. II. NLWMA,C.l.
. V.. CcssiNGHAM. Scribe
i A. 31. Rciritlar meetings at their hall
m irt un-i tnir- " -nday evening of eseh
irontb Traneieot brethern invited tQ vi'iU
-4u siliiXWISW-yee. t
Mcot T.ona No. 22 A. F. A A. M. Rciruloi
ffieffim-ft at ATacv Hali. ffrt snl rh-.l
rrijv. J. N. WISE. W. M.
N'sbrask Chavtcr No. 3 R. A. M. Rrgutftr
t j .nvticationi" second and fourth Tuesday
I evtsiPus nf 13 iMonih 7' o'clock p. m.
,. K. R. LIVINUSTl'N 11. P.
.WTMU. Sec.
i t O T. 't iv8l:ai,ra.No.2--Tt E Kliison
i . H . C. T. C W. Kins. W See. T. W Shry
ctk Lodi? I. rm'y. M.-(U at Clark l,luniiner
hil ery Tuesday evcraioK. Travtiing Temj iars
pect.'itilv invited.
Tr:;NvaF.iN The Tornor Society meets at
1 Tii ncr- Mall in ltutlvnan P.ircK. on the Ut
am l!rd Ve lncdiy of each Month.
W;Uiiauab: Irwver tlus. Reinhackle: iVt
2'"-'rf 'A':n. Ilnj'er: Srmi 7urmcarf
i Karger; irines John Erhart.
l.fllir UILLKTTE
Xtbraska 6Tty,
GanetaJ Agent Dep't Northwest,
s- w e
iUUH UUJlbl 0.3L XJilU
Of Ciseionati Oli,
S. ii RF.SSO.
Local i ten
Tbi nnva'led Medicine is warranted not to
coma n ad:gl particle ot Mercury, or any in
junoua m.nera! sultance. but is
Forfortj oai" it has proved iu Rreat value
in all diseases of the Liver. BowN. and Kidney
i houjamla of the pood and (treat in all parts of
the cuuBiry vouch fr its wonderful and pecu
liar rwei- In purifying the blood, utimula'ini;
. i l U l t ; .:-
iue ttrpu i u-j ri.-, uai imparling
new lis and Vieor to the whole system. Sim
mon: piver Regulator U acknowledged to have
It ciiitainn four medical element , never uni
ted inthe Fame happy proportion in any oihcr
pr rnstioa vii ; a gentle Cathcrtic, a wonder
ful Todo. an un-exceptionable Alterative and
n cert Corrective of all imiuritie- of the body
Such tgnal luce?) has attended its use, that it
is aows-cartJei ;;the
for Li4r Cotnpla'-nt a-d the painful offspring
thereo tt-wit. Dyppepwa. CorsMt ati -n.
JaunJ e Bilion t"a k Sick headache. Colio
ireprei ion of Spirits. Sour Stomaco, Heart
Burn. c. &a.
B?s4ate the lKer and prerept,
Preplred esly b7 J-H ZEILIS" CO.
I Drus'B'ists. Macon. Oa.
Sersdior a Oireolsrl and 329 Arch street.
Price ii by mail U$ I PhUadelpbia Pa.
I m-g iim ii m iiiii imh i urn run mi ji , , tlHm mma llllm , , , ,,,,,
What is atonement? That Christ
av the ritfin to be coiupasion-
& i V11 ,le ca!ue (lo'"i to this worid,
aud aiaue a Larg.iu, ami agreed tliat he
would fcuffur o much if God a!ter.Tards
Vfould exercise cuiapasiou aud leniency
toward aien? Away with your fchop
logic!- Away with your commercial
theories I Uo dywn amosia; the moles
a'nd bats and grope with Mich detd.sta
t!e nouoin ci" truth a that by agrde
ment Christ came among uma to euffer
and give Uoi a chance to be graciou !
Over all these heresies of bed 1 iifi up
the glorious words. '"God so loved the
world that he gave his on." Love be
fore Cliriet loved wan t ha baw which
sent that iilver arrow iritu thj world.
''God so loved' when ? From eterni
ty. Whom? Tho world. And what
was the mission of Chri.-t? To develop
it; tu dirchwe it. So to live asuons the
unloving and imperftct as to show what
perfect manhood was; to live that
the lowest, and wretchedest, and weak
est should be drawn to him, and feel hi
carets1; so to live thit when armed hate
thrust it ear into his side, as it had
driven the nails into his flesh, be should
die loving. ly ti ese majestic symbol."
alouu does the world know how t ) learn
anything of Christ ; by these symbols
do we have interpreted to us that love of
God which is manifested toward the
universe, end which endures to the ut
termost. iSii:ce death is the utteruiot
of our human experience, it was used as
the nymbol of I he uttermost in the In
finite ; and it is the revelation of that
stupendous anJ glorious divinity of love
whtch sits in the heavens aud utters its
decreos riht and left, above and beneath, j
everywhet-, filling the universe, Cit or j
last, w"ith the Vr jit 0f divine benevolence. 1
Frin the Memphis Appeal.
Lat Saturday, a gentleman living
near Madison station, on the Memphis
and Litt!e I lock road, left his h oaie to
go to the vitiate. I la had o it proceede 1
uiore than two hundred yani-. m unte 1
on a lineal descendant ot Lta!avu'g ass.
when ho encountered a great sr-'asy
black bear. The bear was a?toni Wd,
and without takm!j tiie tiuic? to thitik
hurried uu a caly-bark bc'ery od
se&fiid hJiasc'r'- very comfortably on a
limb, thirty or forty feet freoi the ground.
The firmer was completely puzzled. If
he rode back to his house to get his gunv
the bear would surely escape. lie there
fore tied the inu!e, a lon. eared mwlau
choly niult, forty or fifty years of age,
to the body of the tree. The mule was
bridle-wise, but no bridle could hold
him, and a strong leather cable was kept
coiled about his neck. With this he was
'.-itcncd to the tree. The farmer etarted
Kouso, end Drutn tliviniii lii
plansiteiued it propl-r to get away. lie
doubtless enspected that a gun was com
mr. tie came slowly down tearing the
bark from the body of the tree. It
rattled about t'ue sleeping inuls's bead
who had not yet seen the bear, and
dreamed rsci of the proximity of the ug'.y
heaf. 1 he bear descended slowly ti'l
he was wihia fire feet of the mule's
great ugly head. TLea it was that the
stupid, innoeeot, unsuspecting mule
Ioord up. lie had never fcea a bear
hef. re. His koeoi sniota one an ther.
He grew pale iu the face. His ryes
were projected from his head the
f anner said half a foot.
His tail was tdowly lifted, the hairs
all turned away, till it stood at au a title
of forty-lira d 'grce above his spina)
column, and then it was that the mule
'hovei a t!gh and smoled a smile. It
was an unearthly round ; the farmer,
fifty frds aw3j-virithl't,r3srId
rhvsulitf stood, watehin" the pr(z:css
ct events, i he bear suddenly twisted
tseif about and tea-eciuled to its perch.
The m-ilo swoohngay fell at the baso of
the tree. He iay sti!l and apparently
lifeless for a time, when ltrui:i again
attemp'ed the dcnt ; but the teirilie.l
mule howled and roared even more ter
ribly and pifenusly when th;j bark be
gan to an, and he dashed and danced
about the tree so frantically that Bruin
hesitated, and finally, in stupefied amaze
ment, sat upon the limb upon which he
first rested The farmer came wih his
rifie, and a bullet soon stopped the
pu'.-f beats of the be:-r It lei I heavily
beside the nmle, and, et range to tell, a
told to us, the tuule and bear died de
by &:de; the one of a mortal wound, and
the other of mortal terror. The bear
wasstiil black as Erebus; the mule's
faco was already white with an indescrib
able agony of mortal fear.
Senator Hitchcock has kindly furnish
ed us with a copy of the biiis introduced
by him during the lite Congress, which
have passed, and been approved by the
lie ii en acted by the Senate and House
of Hepiestnt'itivetof the Pnited State
of America in Congress assembled, That
any per?on who snail p!a;it, protect and
keep in a healthy growing condition for
five years lorty acres of timber, the
trees thereon not being more than eight
feet apart each way, on any quarter sec
tion of any of the public lands of the
United States, shail be entit ed to a pat
ent for the whole quarter of a sectiou at
the expiration of raid five years, ou ma
king proof of such fact by not less than
two credible whuoscsj Provided, That
ouly one quarter in any section shall be
thus granted.
Sec. 2. That any person applying
for th benefit of this act shall, upon an
plication to the register of the laud office
in which he or ste is about to make
mch entry, piake affidavit before tuch
register or receiver that said entry is
made tor the cultivation of timber, aud
upon filing said affidavit with a:d regis
ter and receiver, and on Davment of ten
dollars, he or sh shall thereupon be
permitted to enter the quantity of land
speciSed : Provided, however. That no
certiacate shall be triven or ratent l.-sued
therefor until the expiration of at.Ieast
uve years irota the date ot such entry ;
ami ir at the expiration of such time,
or at any time within thrpe vears there
after the person makin? such entry, or
if he or she be dead, his or her heirs or
legai representatives, shall prove by two
Credible Witness. that h th nr rhev
have planted and for not less than five
Ttars have aaltivates andp)tet4 sues
Plattsmoutb, Nebraska, Thursday, March 27, 1873.
quantity and character ot timber as
afore-aid, they shall receive the patent
for such nuartf r section of land.
Sec ?. That-if at any time after the
filing of said affidavit, and prior to the
issuing of thd natt-nt for sid land, it
shall be proven, after due notice to the
partv making such entry and claiming
to cultivate such timber, to the satf ic
tion of the register of the land office
that such person has abandoned or failed
to cultivate, protect, and keep in good
condition such timber, then, and in that
event, said land shall revert to the Lui
te l States. '
tEC. 4. I hat each and every person
who, under Ihe provisions of an act en
titled "An act to secure homesteads to
actual rcttlers on the public domain,"
approved May twentieth, eighteen hun
dred and sixtv-two. or any amendment
thereto, haviriir a homestead on said
tmb'ic domain, who, at the end of the
tiiird vear of his or her residence there
on, shall have had under cultivation, for
two years. on aere of timber, th- trees
thereoa not being more than tight t :et
apart eaen way, and in a good thrifty
condition, for each and every sixteen
acres of said homestead shall upon due
proof of said fact by two credibb wit
nesses, receive his or her patent for said
Sec. 5. That no land acquired under
the provisions ol this act shall, in any
event, become liable to the satisfaction
of any debt or debts contracted prior to
the issuing of patent theref-T.
Sec G. That the Commissioner of
the General Land ofiioe is hereby required
to prepare and is.-us such ruies au 1 reg
uiatums, consistent witn
act, and
shali be necessary and proper to carry
its provisions into effect ; and that thj
aud receivers of the teveral
land cilices ihail be entitled to receive
the bame compensation for any UnJs en
tered under the provisions of this aet
that they are now entitle 1 to receive
whtn the same quantity of land is enter
ed with money.
Sec. 7. That the fifth section of the
act entitled "An act iu addition to an
act to punish cii-nes against the United
St.tcs, and lor other purposes," March
third, eight e n hundred and fifty-sevcu,
shall extend to all oath, amrmltious
and alniavits required or authorized by
this act.
Whereas by act of Congress entitled
"An act to enable hunerabij discharged
soldiers . and ' sailors. -thir widow und
orphan children, to acquire hmestead
on the public binds of the United
States," approved April fourth, eight
een hundred and eventy-vwo, and by
the amendment thereto, approved June
eighth, eighteen hundreji and seventy
two, it is provided that said s.ol
diers and sailors, their widows and
orphan childrn, 6ha!l have thu right to
eh ter homesteads of one hundred and
iitj' acres each upon what are called
and knowo as "doable minimum" lands,
or lands within the limits of railroad
land grants-; and
Whereas many soldiers aud fa'ilors
had, prior to the passage of paid acts
and the amendments thereto entered
homesteads within said limits, not ex
seeding 80 acres each, aad are unable,
tinder the terms of faid act and amend
ment, ar;d the rulings of the General
Land Office, to avail themselves of -i
a!clvauair.,f jffstaiiuir on hundred and
amy acres of said "double minimum '
land; and
herkas .-uch ui-Ci imination again!
tha pioneer sohliers and sailors is uncall
ed for and unjust ; therefore
lif it tnacteil hy the. St;mte. nnl lionet
of 'rprcsent-ttives of the Pa it. State
of Aftifrici iu (foHgrrssaxa'uifJt-i?, That
section two of the ac; entitled '"An act
to atueud an acfrcbitioy to soldiers' and
sailors' homestead," approved Juih
eighth, eigh'een hundred and seventy
tfTO, le uiuended so as to read as fol
lows: That any person entitled under
the provisions of the foregoing sections
to enter a homestead, who may have
heretofore untered under tha hotiientead
laws a quantity of laud les than one
hundred and sixty tcre. shall be per
mitted to enter so ranch land as, when
ad fed to the quantity previously enter
el, shall not, exceed cue hundred and
sixty acres.
To ACTnoRiZE Pke-Kmptors upon
Homesteads on the I'culic Land
to alienate f portion's of their
I're Kmptiins or Homesteads for
certain i'cblic purposes.
lie it enactrd birihe Senife and House
of heprexentittives of the Pnitfi Staff
of America, in tlougrcs ntsrmbfed. That
any peron who has already settled or
hereafter may settle on the public lands
of the United States, either by pre
emption, or by virtue of the homestead
law or any amendment thereto, shall
have the riht to tran-fer by warranty,
against his or her own acts, any portion
of his or he said pre-emption or home
stead lor churco or school purposes, or
tor the rijiht of way of rauro-id across
such pre-emption or homestead, and the
transfer for such public purposes shall in
no way vitiate t lie riiiht to comolete and
perfect th title to their pre-emptions or
The wife of a roofer being asked if
phe was not afraid to have her husband
exposed to so much danger, truthfully
replied, Oh, he s injured !
An imbecile telegraph operator startles
the city with the following conundrum
Q. Why is a telegraph wire like the
earths axis? A. Itecanse it stretches
from pole to-pole Ar. Y. World.
A rural gentleman, standing over
register in one our stores, attracted gen
eral attention to himself by observing to
his wife, "Mariar, I guess I'm going to
have a lever, 1 feel ?uoh hot streaks
runnin' up my kg." Dnnhury Neict.
"You say," said judge to a witness,
that the plaintm resorted to an ingem
ous use of circumstantial evidence
state just exactly what you mean by
that IT"
"Well, said the witn.s?,." my exact
inaiisg t that lit U4 "
Hcrtiwlinral Statsnsnts.
We find the following itms in one of
our exchanges, aud present them tor the
consideration of our reader :
1. When fruit trees occupy
ground, nothing else should, except very
&.ho:t crass.
1'. Fruitfulness and growth of the
trei cannot be expected the same year
3. There is no plum that the eurcu-
lio will not. take, though any kind may
sometimes escape tor one year in one
4. Pear blight still puzzles the great
est men. The best remedy kuowa is to
plant two for every one that dies.
5. If vou don't know how to prune,
don't hire a man from the other side of
the sea. whi knows iess than you do.
6. Jfon't cut off a big lower limb un
less you are a renter, and don't care
what becomes of it when your time is
7. A treo with the limbs coming out
near the ground is worth twotref trim
m'd u five feci, and is worth four tre:
trimmed up ten feet, and so until they
are not worth auytnm.
8. Trim down, not up.
(J. Shorten in. not lfnttlifn up.
.0 If vou had vour arm cut off, you
would feel it at vour heart ; a tree will
not feel, but rot o the heart.
11. When anybody tells you of a
trrdener that under;tar:ds all about hor-
- - a 1 -
ticiuiure and asrrieulture, and tnat can
be hired, don't believe a word of it, for
there are none to be hired. Such a man
can make more than you can afford to
give h:in, and if he has sense en''ui;h to
understand the business, he will alo
have enough to know this.
Lif 3 Is:-ira::9 Evils.
Agents have reaped and continue to
c ... . - .
reap aounaant narvets. commissions
arc paid to them out of ail proper propo; t
ion to tho services rendered, if every
policy holder understood that from one
fourth to one-half of his first premium
and nearly one-twelfth of ail subsequent
ones are given to the man who solicited
and, perhaps, deceived hiui, public in Jig-
nut ion mtghi force a change in a matter
so important. I he annual aec u:its wlncn
officers render of their btewaruship are
not satisfactory. hat .arJaji .other
expenditures" wh!chvruihjvv &p -by 'Unl'-'
ttt:s ttTe" moiieyof policy-holders?' how
many officers are attached to a company?
what the services of each, how much, and
how is he paid? what is the profit from
lapsed aud surrendered poheieii, and now
is it disposed of? are questions which.
among others, oucht to be, and are not.
answered. The State authority, under
present law, can e-Jcct much, but evep
it ha complained thaf officers "evade
the rendition of fair aud honest state
ments of expenses." The utmost rxpiicit-
ness in tne matter suouia oc insisted
upon by kthe assured as the only way of
protecting the sacred :nteres!a involved
Fu'l information as to principles and
practice, fair and candid dealmg in every
respect, are essential, if the business is
evry to be properly uuderstoo 1 by the
community, and serve successfully the
real purposes lor which it was estaba-h-
d It will merit the unqualified approval
and support of all men, when it shall be
conducted in methods consistent with
thol'ollowing character so well given it
by Professor Bartlett: "It may be proper
to say, that I have never b en able to
regard the institutiou of life assurance
as a mere business concern, of which the
main object is to make money. It has
always appeared to me rather as a fra
lernai charity, created by the voluntary
union of persons for mutual rrotction
against the calamities of sudden penury
to helpless widows and orphan-awj&l
dispeusin,.tlM4ti 1 'I?a!ivtoward
H weuihersr-consistent with equal jus
tice to all. of. J. 11. Van Amnnge.
in April Galaxy.
. 'EaltlciLakes ani ticir Habits.
Ordinarily, the rattlesnake is'-xtretLj-
ly sluggish, and uu-esH molested there is
in ;le to fear from it during the greater
poitian ol the year, dust before and
ja-t after its wiRtcr sleep, however, it is
more active, and oueu assumes the ot
len ive. Iu order to strike, it must lie in
a close coil, with its head and iicck erect.
In this position it throws itself forward
about three-founha ire length, support
ing i's weuht entirely upon the remain
ing fourth. W beu molested or alarmed
or when ahoat to attack, tha rattle is vi
olently shaken ; but practieal.y this
serves little purpose as a warning, since
when exvited the crea tire strike at the
intruder with th'! quickness of lightning
an i almost simultaneously with the
sound or the rattle The statemeut that
the noise of the rattle is peculiar, and
once heard will never afterward be mis
taken, is emphatically denied, the wri
ter averring that he kas known the opin
ions of those who had frequently heard
the sound divided as to wnether a ctr
tain ominous clicking arose from the
grasshoppers, which were ia great num
bers, or a rattlesnake." Contrary to the
common belief, the reptile also often
leaves its hole and moves about after
eundown, not seldom crawling into tents,
and even into heds, during the night.
The u nion that venomous snakes do not
bite twice in immediate succession is
also pronounced erroneous, the writer
mentioning a cse where ho saw the rat
tlesnake strike three times witn electric
quickness, each .ime leaving the marks
ot its tangs on tne trousers ot the , er
so i attacked.
15ut with all its quickness and irrita
bility, the snake frequently rsfuses to
bite, evcuv when crowded to the clo.e.-t
quarters. It is related that often when
trod on it fails to retaliate; and one r
markable instance is given where a gen
tlemeu en coming out of the river Platte
after a bath, and entirely naked, s.t
down upon a rattlesnake, anil discover
ing his misiake suddenly resumed his
legs, without suffering any harm beyond
a severe fright. The peculiar odor ot
the rattlesnake is vouched for, and we
are tld that when one is irritated and
made lo bite the rake r hoe with which
it is intended to kill him, the implement
will retain the tame unpleasant smell lor
months. Once known, the odor is al
ways' recognizable.
The bite ot" the ratllcsnike, according
to this observer's experience, is neither
so rapidly fatal nor so incurable as most
people suppose. Of thirty persons bit
ten by the rattlesnake, he states that all
recovered but one, and he lived twelve
days after the accident. Of the whole
ihirty, this was the only case which re
ceived surgical advice; but whether it
was the bite or the advice that killed the
patient we are not informed.
Whisky, the writer regards as a spe
cific for the bite of the rattlesnake, and
.relate unmsrona ir?t3w- sh rb il!-
Istrate the wonderful power of this atfent
when administered r sutucsent quantity
It is well known to ph' sicians that persons
suffering from disease attended wit Ii
severe pain will often tolerate much lar
ger doses of opium or other narcotir
than could otherwise be borne. IVrons
poisoned bv the bite of a isttlrsnake
manifest a similar tolerance for immense
doses of whiky, quantities sufficient to
make a weil person stupidly drunk, or
oven to oestroy life, often producing no
viable eheet upon the sufferer from
snakebite. Yet, to bo of any service to
tho patient, it is asserted that he must
be made thoroughly drunk before it is
safe to suspend the administration of the
remedy. A quart or more of raw whis
ly is frequently required to brim abut
t hist condition; but when once ir is at
tained, no further danger need be ap
prehended. While the rattlesnake is found spread
over a large portion of North America,
it is mueh more abundant in some lo
calities than in others Texas probably
holds- an infinitely larger portion of thce
reptiles than any other State in the
ITni.tri. Tha district lyi'g betwen the
Rio Grand and the Nueces, two s reams
which flow in the same direction and
some sixty or seventy miles apart, is a
desert region, literary swarminor with
poisonous serpents. "In summer'
says our writer, one cannot go utty
yards in this locality without, seeing a
rattlesnake. In other parts. c-f the State
tho moccason is the prevalent snake :
while centipedes, scorpions-, tarantulas.
and alligators infe-t various localities,
and are each a terrible scourge."
,'l writers have hitherto concurred in
raying tnat rattlesnake ar never met
with at an elevation of more than f 000
feet above tb sp:i level. The surveying
party of Mr. Morlv killed numbers of
them last j-ear at nn elevation of about
S. 000 feet ;" it is added, however, that
they were never found so h'gh before.
The mountain snakes posses more vivid
colors than their breihrenof the prairies,
ami of the two are more dreaded on ac
count of th'ir supposed ferocity. Sci
entific Miscellany fron April finlaxy.
To -the F'ii'or-cf the -prcho, "London
Sir; I was glad to see that in your
isue of yesterday evenine you discussed
the question of meat supply to Kngland;
and that you also gave full consideration
in your leading article to tho letter of
Cosmopolitan," written from Lincoln,
the capital of Nebraska. You seem to be
ncredulous as to the possibility of brimr-
in? live cattle from Nebraska, where the
prarle grass makes the best beef in the
I do not for a moment intend to im
Lpeach your good foith, in depreeatin?
your credulity. At present England
know simply nothing of the productive
qualities of tho Western States of
Awerica. " .
As a matter of fact, you cat sorns ridi
cule upon tho idea ofcarrving cattle from
Nebraska, and say of "Cosmopolitan."
"we might suspect him of being a .back
woodsman who has never seen the sen,
butthathe writes so like a travelled
man." I leave "Cosmopolitan" to give
his own answer from Nebraska, and a-k
you to allow me the privilege of stating
a few facts, which have a!reajJybeA
I suppose you will allow that, if or.e
beef producing animal can be carried
across th Atlantic, any number of such
animals can be so carried.
When 1 in Nebraska hist Novem
ber, 1 caused a prairie-fed Durham cow
to be taken from a largo herd on the
prairie and forwarded to England. The
animal was sent from Crete, Nebraska,
to New York by the Burlington and
Missouri Kiver Railroi.1. shipped in th';
Cunard steamer Abyssinia, and arrived
in this country safe and sound on theCth
of January hst. The animal was inspect
ed by men in Liverpool who know what
such animals oui'lit to be, aad the uni
versal verdict was that the animal in
question was in splendid condition, not
withstanding her voyage across the
Atlantic at the worst season of the year.
She is now at the farm of John Cattle,
Esq., Marsh Farm, near Chester, anf
will be exhibited In London when op
portunity offers ; alto at the agricultural
I have no object whatever in mislead
ing the Eng ish public on this question.
I know because I have brought one beast,
that I can bring 50.000, or any quanity.
I know that vessels can be built for
carrying these animals, multiplying to
any reasonable extent the small space
oecupi-d iu ths cow house of the Cunard
steamer which brought my beast in such
splendid condition, her weight being up
wards of 1,400 lbs.
As to profit, you can readily estimate
that when the animals can b. purchased
itr Nebraska aud delivered in Liverpool
for sixpence per pound, or less, there is
a good margan of profit at a much lower:
price than is at present being paid. And
capital invested in such an. undertaking!
will fealise a good return. Therefore, you
must admit l)iat a cattle ship is not so
chimerical as you first supposed it to be.
My object in bringing over the cow
was to show the . Bitiab farmers aud
stock-breeders the k u J of beef we raise
in Nebraska on prairie grass alone ; but
it clearly demonstrates the idea of
"Cosmopolitan." Yours respectfully,
C. tt. Sen ALLER.
Liverpool, Feb. 8th.
A gentleman took an uo.bix-1'a to church
the other night thinking rain woull fall
before services were over. He thought
it was raining as he came out with
his girl and said. "May I have the
pleasure of protecting you with my
umbrella?" She locked him ia the eyes
as a woman possed of the devil only can
look and whispered : "Yes, dear, tisto
ar " B??'4?hTl
TERMS ; $2.00 z Year.
Number 52.
Happening to be in Queenstown, Ire
land, one evening in July last, 1 was in
vited to a '.tend a grand ball. 1 had
been visiting some of the interior dis
tricts of Ireland, and was so tired that
at first I was rather inclined to excuse
myself. But before deciding, I asked a
question or two :
"Is it a big thing?"
INever taw anything so grand in
"What class of women?"
' "The first class; the very best from
Queenstown, "ork in fact, the most
beautiful women in the world."
1 knew how the common women of
Ireland looked. I had seen hundreds of
them about Killarney selling "mountain
dew and goats' milk." and iu fact for
some time nad seen tne commen c.aas
only the ser ants, pedlars and peasants.
I had not seen the aristocracy. 1 made
up my mind to go. I thanked the gen
tleman and began at once on my hair
and clothes.
Tho number of ladies were about one
hundred and fifty. '1 heir dro: was hke
that of American ladies on similar occa-
i.i t
sions, only a little more so sieevee a
little shorter, corsage a little lower. The
ladies were reinatkably self possessed,
ooiet and graceful, and 1 think on the
whole average prettier than 1 hve ever
seen for tie number on any such occa
sion. .
Some of our naval officers were pres
eut in their stunning uniforms, and were
honored with marked attention aud the
aweetc-st smiles.
I have written all this rigmarole in
order to say something about the physi
cal development of these Irish ladies.
The Irish girls we have seen in Amer
ica have full ch sts. large, fine arms, and
are altogether plump and vital. When
an American lady has bhown me her
arms eandle-dips No. 8 and has ask
ed, "How can I get such arms as Bridg
et?" and I have said Work work as
she does and you will have her arms."
The lady has generally said, "O, that is
njn work, that; catnip fresa climater t
letr'yoii iTTTiad been brought up in
Bridget's climate, I hou!d have had her;
fine bust ; but this terribly dry Ameri
can air takes all the juices out of us" '
Mr tMiriiisitv w;i fin tin to tn p how b
Irish ladies, brought up in their moist
pvon e.limatp. but without work, would 1
1 ha
e said there were one hundred
and fifty ladies present. They were cer-j
tainly very pretty and very prettily dress
ed, but now, taking the witness stand, I
testify that I have never in America seen
one hundred and fifty young women to '
gether with' arms so small and chests so
flat and thin.
They belonged to the idle class, and
all the woild over women
of the' idle f
class have spindle arms and thin chests,
unless they become merely fat, which,
with their weak muscles, is a sad embar
rassment. '
Klegance, education, rank, aspiration,
ambition, prayer, these will not pro
duce a strong, full, muscular body.
They are not the appointed means. Ex,
erche, exercise, work work! this produ
ces strong muscles, full chests and phy
sical beauty. Work is the appointed
means. Dio Lewi, in To-Day.
It measured twen?v-two inches in cir-
c w mi e re nw ; a ffts s c; 11 iiad in y -4 re s se a
made by that measure, and I was pro :d
of it. Of course 1 did not believe in
lacing. I did nt t even wear corsets. 1
wore my dresses only just ' snug,'' you
know ; I h d to do that in order to make
them fit weli. But they were "'not
Vou never saw a 1 ;dys dress that was?
Well, I have. I saw a lady once come
into a street car, and her waist was no
small that I honestly believe I could
have spanned it. At ali events it could
not have been more than seventeen or
eighteen inches iu circumference Her
lace was white and thin, her lips were
bloodless, and her eyes starting out of
her head Now. her dress was light.
Would she have acknowledged it ?
Well, no, she did not. I heard her
remark to a friend, who was apparently
remonstrating with her, that it was "the
natural size." But, then, who couid
believe it .' That was a positive and
painlul deformity, but vthcre it i rea!ly
natural, as mine was, it is graceful and
desirable. They sy the men do not ad
mire it, but 1 know better. Do they
not tcil about the sylph-hke form (what
ii a sylph, 1 wonder J? There was my
brother who made a pet of rue whenever
he saw toe which was not often, for he
lived far away ; but 1 remember his
speaking one day of some fine lady, aud
he .-aid she was "as slender as Jessie."
That was only one of the things that
made me foud of it.
I have got over all that now. Shall I
tch you how it happened? Wcli, I was
out of health that uuiuicr had been,
in fact, for some time no local, but a
kind of general debility, and I would
not take medicine for it. I had seen a
good many cases where people began to
take medicine for chro ic debility, .and
they never got over the debility, nor the
taking medicine tirher. 1 knew that my
habits were not right in many respects.
I needed more care about sunlight, ex
ercise, diet, and so on : and I set myself
kto think over the matt r. About that
time 1 got a sewing machine, with a
small book of direction, which book
of directions, was a very great
help to me in' running the machine.
And the thought struck me that,
I had another machine far more delicate
and intricate put under 'my care, it was
a great mistake to blunder on without
any book of directions. I got a treat
ise on Physiology at once, the best I
could find.
One of the first thirtrs I lighted on
was about the lungs. There I found
that all the blood in the body taust go
to the lungs to be purified and vitalized
by contact with the air which we breathe.
Our Creator in making our bodies made
the lungs just the right sire, so that they
would hold, only the amount of air nec
essary for vitalizing the blood of the
body. If we all diminish the size of
the lu:.g, thtn the blood is not fully pu
rified, ar.d bad blood cannot fully nour
ish the body. Bad blood may give rise
to general debility, or to disease in any
part of the body where there happens
to be any weakness, and also to nervous
Then there were pictures to show the
difference in shape tween the-full-
1 Litairc ail tibx
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Each aubsequsnt insertion 5
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Transient advcrtu'cuivuts aiwut L vid in ad-
jrfrti ftipit of th' Hcrat.d for snlV5y IT. J
fctrei-ht. at the Post oflice. and O. F. John
son. North side Main tnreet, between eceasl
and Third.
' i
reduced thfl sire of their inogs by tight
dress. I looked in the glass, and I be
gan to suspect that my drees was too
tight. Ol course I talked about them
things. Miss Crouch told me ' that I
might have tho belt as tight as I p!-aed;
that was below the lungs, and would not
compress them. Sj 1 studied that up,
and found that the bIt th t tuldierf
wear diminishes their respirution by one
third actual measurement ; that we can-,
not com pre- the upper lungs much be
cause 'he rib are fixed; that almost al'
the injuries of tight dres come by com
pression about the belt; that we thus
force some of the organs up against the
chest, and diminish its size, and oihe,r
wise downward, and put things into dis
order, general and particular, often such
as only women can know, and which,
alas 1 many of them do know to their
sorrow, only they do not su.ptrt the
cause of it. . JP
Mis Warburton looked hoirified whet
I told her I did not wear cor eta al
most made tne feel as if I had sinned
against womanhood. She could not get
along without them ; she could not hold
herself up felt so weak ! Was sure
she would row crooked and round
shouldered. 1 asked her what held th
nun up so straight; but she did not,
think the question pertinent, and said so
much about f eling weak, that I studied
that up Surely enough, thero was a
cause for it ! The muscles of the back,
And all about the waist, are intended to
keep tho body erect, but a tight drei
prevents the play of these muscles, aud
they become quite useless; the eonet
taxes their placo, and works about as
efficiently as would ludia rubber muscles
for walking, or a woodtn band writing.
I soon commenced letting out luy
dress waists and skirt bauds. It was te
dious work, tut then I had a tangible
good before mo. Mote hip, wore vitali
ty ! At first slouchy, but I drew long
breaths, and they were a luxury ana
made me feel better. I complained to.
Miss Thurlow that it was a much easier
matter to crush the ribs in than to get
them ont again to their natural position.
"Why, pull them out? said she;
"where are your muscles? Throw your
arms out, this way," and she brought her
hands to her shoulders, then exteuded
them in a horizontal line, first one and
then the other. "Do it gctly at first,
ten times every morning before dressing.
Then extend your arms atraight up from
the shoulders and down again ten times,'
add ht to tho regular morning ex-
ercise. Alter awniie whirl your arms
U around in a circle a few times', then
Igradually add force to all these as ybU
tan bear it. But if your dress in per
fectly loose, all your work your sweep
ing, your making bed and kneading
bread, and woik in the garden, when
on have it to do will help." '"" "
- "What do you call perf ctly leosa ?'"
t inquired.
. "fci loose that when vou draw- ika
fullest breath possible you will not hit
!.. '
i I laughed. I had not equalled tb'ftt
4 "Come," said I, "you must help mo,
t I-shall look like a fright."
She consented. She took a baque
Jdittern, made it two inches laraer thait'
my waist and then extended the bottom
dewn into a gored skirt. I made up a
teu-ntag d ess by it. It hung much
l&are j smoothly than it would with the
sl rt ;sewc 1 on. 'Nobody guested how
kt soil was I have worn it in ay home
reese ever since, and, with sotno modi-
t tmi ...... . -...rrlr..l'.. i",. M . A 1
tp-rvii.-, uiLiuuai.j iui nucci aij'j cven-
j'a diesses. At t tte end of cne year my
-sSiist measured tweotr-Eve itmhin.
Of course, having once commenced
the study of health, I fouJ other ways
of,improviug it; but I have never for-
fotten the iiaportanco of large lun.
f ou H "naturally slender." that is a
misfortune to get rid of as far as possi- ,
blc. I have kept up my training aud
added soma other exercises. One of
these is to inflate the lungs alowly and
then beat them with the closed hand
gentlv at first, inarea-ing as 1 could bear
it. I can now,, -after long practice, bat -my
lungs with all my force, without any
inconvenience. I have also improved'
my under dree-". I have a looe, sleeve
less waist to which I button my skirts.
The drawers are all in one piece with
another waist with sleeves, so I have
do band to support anything. I hate
tried this now for Bevcn years, and have
succeeded beyond my most sanguine ex
pectations. So fir as I can judge, my
waist does not now taper at all. It
measures twenty-nice inches! aud I am
proud of it, with some reuse p. ... ,. .
I wish I could tell what elasticity and
vigor I feci, such as I never dreamed of
when 1 wore tight dresses. (I acknowl
edge cow that they were tight). And I
am as straight as I can be without bend-'
ing backward ; always straightest when
my dres is loosest. And 1 can can work
so much harder and longer, and walk so
much further. It has paid for all the
trouble a thousand times over.
lj? brother came back last week. It,
was ten years since he flattered 1C7 "
"slender" vanity. I had not seen him'
since. I was then a candidate for speedy
translation. "Why, Jessie," 6sid be,
"you look ten years younger than yoa
did when I saw you last. What have
you been doing ?
"Cultivating my waist r" said I coolly.
"Sensible girl ! fresh and animated,
and stately as a Juno?"
"Do you mean it?" I thought you
liked a alend r forui."
"What made you think se?'
"Didn't you sy so ! (I knew better)
Well, who can tell what you men do a -mire,
any way?"
"Do you cre ?"
"Not much.''
"I thougdit eo. Ton would not ex
change your vigorous health and perfect
form for the smallest spindle waist in '
Christendom if you thought I did aiV
rure it "
"Probably not."
"Well, now, tho fact is, we juat ad
mire anything you may do. And when
you squeeze the life out of you to gain
our admiration, how can we help feel
ing flattered, and how can we have the
face to reprove it?- Perhaps, as your
elder brether, I ought to have done so.:
but I could not help seemg thaty-vv;'
not physiological krwl'As . Vfii'-
t.airC .u puvii bum
be nracticallv! in"
and flatter us '
all the more ,
reply to
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