Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, April 10, 1873, Image 1

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Volume 9.
Piatt smoutb, Nebraska, Thursday, April 10, 1873.
Number 2
CAM. M. CHAPMAN Attorrey at
k Law and Solicitor in Co"nccry Kin u
mouth. JJebra-ka. Office i i'itwrral'l lnck.
MHbTrF.ESeT Attorney at Law-Office
. on Main Street, over Chapman s Irait
Store. Special attention siveu t collection
of claims.
tr ii r r f.i: R . T I x f 1 1 e M k.
ij-ly. ri;teraonth. ?ebraska.
ST A FS U I K A t-
i'l torrers Law. Pra -tiee in all the court
in nil t
i sriven
of the Sfcite. SneinT attention given to eolleo-
lioti and matter' "ft roi'Hfi
OSre ortr the Post Ofii c. n-ittsnicuth. Neh.
T R. LIVINUSTOV, Physician and Sur
al eon, tenders his rrt.v..,.,nrial serviee to
the eitiiens of Casseountv. Kesidpfieesoiithf ast
eornerof Oak and SiTth "si. : oRjce on Ma n
street, one dor wwt et Lyiaxu's Lumber Yard
"lattsmoutb. Neb. ( .
1 Vf. RAWLINS. Surareon an Physician
Lata a u-7eon-in-0!iiefof the Army ol
the Potomac. PlaMsmuuth. Nebraska. Ome
at O. P. Johnson's iJrus Store .Main street
wnEELER ABENWSTT Roa! Estate and
Tax Paying Agent. u lis Public. ire,
and Life Insurance A"tJ, Mii.ttsmotuh. Xeb
ran La. I .-Hit
)MELPd PAIXE-Ownerat Ionnrance Acent
1 Kepre'tntu vme t the mj,t reiistble Com
patiea in ihe United Stat en.
JOHN FIT7.t ERA LD Proprietor
Msin Street. Detwcen 5th &31 Gth St.
C. IIEISliL.Proprietoi'.IIavinB recently heir
Pepairei ami placed in thorouau rnnninsr or iei
I0").W IJufhe.s of Whciit wantel immediate!;
fr which the highest market price will be rmi
Al)tract of Title.
MMIK "tl'MK.UTf! AL SYSTEM. The best
J ase. For deseript've circular", a njres.
Burlington. Iowa.
Time and money saved by ordering of me. I
nave the l.'trgdat and best collection of Plants
ever e flared tor rale in the West. Catalogue
free. Sxrrt J'otritn. C ii'il-no. T-m'tt), and vilur
plant for ma t in th-tr mr-imnn.
Address w. J. Ilttfstii. Plattsmouth. Keh.
3ji22o ill?! S?aIIo2'.
FW-Photovraphs. Amorotyj.h and eap
from aid pictures, plain or C'ibre I. eithsr in
ink. water or c;l. All work neatly esscated
and warraateJ to give satisfaction.
V. V. 1,'MlNAIii) Artist.
IM: Main Su. I'latteraautb.
1 will furnish forties vrith Ftono for
all buildinx purpn?M at a rea?ii;bla rrice,
my quarries r delivered on the cars t Louis-
ille station. The following kind of ftor.e can
be had on short notice; trills, caps, pr;rcU rock
ins or rod sand stone u-h as was aed by the
B. k M. R. R. io the contruction of thir ston
wrk. AU respeas ible orders, prampuy filled
Louisville, station Neb.
Dflalrrin Cloths-.,
Famishing GooJs, Hats.
CP, Boots & Shoos, Trunks
Va'.ises & Carpet Dags, tc.
On r.f the OKlet and most Reliable
Hou-'t.'s in I'lattsmouth. Maiu
Street, hptreen 4tb A'. 5th.
3. CS-. Ecover,
(Keeps eendtanUy en hand ail staple aral9
aca as
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoe?, fcc.
In fact every ll:1n a usually kent In a Vftri ty
Store, which will be sold on email profits for
Cash, All kinds of Produce taken in exchnage
fwr e;ood and
Highest Market Price given in c&h
10-w f for Grain.
- ". - J32ALSR3 XS ,
fancy Dry Goods, Motions
LaIc4TJf;rnishing Goods,
wt, CLt pt, aad Best Assortod
- - wVs m the i-jty.
a-tn Mainletwpen 4th and 5th
.trceis. ittamoatu Nebraska.
ExCe!35r Barber Shop.
Opposite the Brooks LTouse.
PODNING. Childrens7 Hair Cut.
Especial attention given to this Branch of the
Call and eee
15 E,
And yoa will get a Boon in a
Ofljcial Directory.
T. W. Tipton, Itrownville.
P. V. Hitchcock. Oiuahii.
John Tale. Omaha,
T". S. senntor.
U. S Senator.
P-.W. Farnis. r.rr.wnville,
J. .1. (! Lincoln.
J. U Western. ISnntricp,
II. A. Kot-nix. "Juinl)ii,
Soe. ( State.
Treasur r.
.1. II. vt eliter lieorice.
Att'y ten.
J. M
MeKenzie. Lnc Id. Sapt. Pub. Insiruc'o
Oeo. B. Like. Olnha.
Chief Jiitfoe.
Samuel Jlaiwell. i'l tt!inctitli f MCIS"' J"?
PLATTSMOUTH. M". 1. White.
M. H. Hevs.
Joiith Moires,
St il e Morirn.
Val'.er J. White,
City :ierk,
Police Ja'U.
Street CottmUsioner.
Fibst Ward. J. !. C. IT. P.irrna'.ee
Skcoso Vad Jos. P.utcry. J. V ayin&n.
Tbij Wabd R. Cushing, U. Vivian.
II. V. V.Ui on.
r!in'l McKinnon,
W. L. II .bbf,
J W. Johnson.
Probate Judge.
County Clerk,
I. , w. i.-e.
Supt. Pub. Instruction,
Jacob Valley.
I . I larwe
County Commissioners.
I.yman James.
J. V Thomas.
"X) artist On thecorner of Main and Ninth
I Rev . T. J. Arnold, pastor ltetidence on
Main between 10th ana llta. Services every
Sabmb at 11 a. in . and at e p m. Sahbntb
school at 9? a.m.. Prayer meeting every Wed
Bssdny eveniDk'.
rlHU!3TiA Service in Conpregat:on Church.
J at 11 a. M. and p. ni. FIder Alton,
Pastor. Corner of Locust and H;h streets.
Cordial invitation extended to all class" to at
f ?ricoFAt. Corner Vir.o an 1 Third streets
1 J !-v. A. R. Graves Services every Sunday
at 11:'.K) a. ru. sad 7 p. m. Sunday School
it 3 p. in.
CosnnsQATtoy!. Corner Locust and Kt'i sts
j Rov. B. F Manwcll, residence Locust et be-
trecn 4th anl 5rh sts Services every S.-vo.jam at
'la. m: and t.:' p. m. babbata Sehoo! at V.:
p. u. Prayer meeting every edacJ.iy
1thom(7 Xorth side of Public S-inftre Rev
j father Hayes. Kirl Mas every Siob.i'h at
:30 a. m.. Second 51 ass nml Sermon at l'-.V)
Vespers ami Uenoon n in t .i:JJ p. m. lliui
at 8 a. ci. every week dy.
Fist PR7?BTTmt!i Xnrth Pi'leofMa-n st.
we-ttofoih Rv. VV. T. Bnrllo ; Service
every Sabbath at 11 a.m. and r;:.'iii p. in. Sub-
oatn school nt :.aa- ui.. lno i'o.lot-K upwm
ndent. Prayer meeting every V edncj)d;iy
evening at 8:lw o'clock.
ethodi?t Epis,-"''at. Wet sid of Sixth
.treet. wi"tb of Main Rev. J. II. Prsron
Services every sabbath at Al a. 1:1. and 7 p. in.
Prayer mectiux every i'hurjdsy evening. l'Iai
Bent:u;:' every :I-r.'i.iv evening an I i:nuic iiate-
ly aer close fd' Sabtjatn morning services
SubWalh S:!iool at 2:J
Sovtao den H Sci t-nil er 'jet die Putrchr
Kv. Lurh. tieniein i. in ihrcm S-hulniUJ
vormiMi'gs um 1! Uhrt"tteodieiist. 'i herhaupt
fimiet derM von jetri nn reriMinicssig alle H
X ee jit:nt. .V;n:.-'er Rev. 1. llatjna-vHid.
;ibu.'.t'j school at 1 I ui.. i'rot. d Alleinaud,
f O. O. F. Peeu'ar rceci;?s of r'a'te Lodirc
1 N'o. 7. I. . .!'. evcrv Thursd;i eveurm at
Oild Fei'mws KaM. Trarts'ieut brothers are cor
dially invited tn vt-.t.
5?. II. IlATRAWtT. Sec.
fO. O. F. PHI tsTnonth F.- ..tnpment Xo. 3.
. ileiru'.ar t'onvocntioos the 2 and 4 Friday's
of each month at Old Fellows Hail cor. 3d and
am sts. Transient i'atnarc'is eor'Mviv mvitej
O Ji. jIA, C. V.
IZ. E. Cussisgham, Scribe
T i?o;;i" ti ATrsocrn 1.otor if. 6 A. r
ill a A. M- Il2r.;::tr me-'ttn-iS at their Iih!1
on the 5r't aiid tin-. ' nday evenincs of each
tnvuth Trans:ent brethern mvitoa t vi.'-.t.
It. It. LIVINGSTON". W. 31.
A. d'AimyAXD. Sec.
MAOOT Lnnoi . 22 A. F. & A. M. Regal
mectinrj at Micoy Hail, f.r.t and third
Fri Uy. J. X. M ISi:. W. M.
J. M. liBARnSLST, ftcc.
VJ krasa C'h tvTER St. 3 Ti. A. 51. Uciriilar
' l d-inrncntionn second and fourth Tuesday
eveainfes of eac n"nth at 7' nVloek n. m.
" Nzwwav, Se-;.
. ;-T. m.TVK P.Tiivrn.Xrt." TI T. Eliison
i . VV. C. T. C W. Kinr. W Sec. T. W Shry-
r-ck Lodge Heputy. 5Ieer-" at Clark t-Pl.iiunser'
hall iverv Tuesday evening. Traveling Templars
esueetfjjlv invited.
'I'rnxvgniftx Th Turner Society meets at
Tu'iier Hall in lnb'i:an PIock. on the 1st
and Third Wednesdays of Moo'h.
Wee's nauah: t,us. Kemiin'-kle : rirsf
'turn'rnrt Win. Hs:er: .Sri$- iuratoirt
Uco.'Kar2er: VTnr-ien Joun I.rhart.
lei: a Gij.j.r.TTc
Nt bratka. Cit t ,
General Asent Dep't Xorthwest. :
Union Central Life
Of Cioeicnti WJo,
Local it geot
Tli is unrivalled Medicine is warranted not to
conta.n a-iupis particie of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral tub'tance. but is
For fort ears if hna Droved its treat value
in all di?e:ies of the Liver. Bowls, and Kidneys
'I hoasands of the good mid great in all parts of
tee country vouch i:-t 3 wr.ndertnl ana peeu power In puri: i:ig the blood, Himulaiing
the t -rpid 1 ver and bowels, and irapartins
new lif'i; n.l Virort.i tV.n whole svstcm. Siui-
mons' Liver Regulator ija:itiiowledjed to have
no equal a a
It contains four medical eleiiienU. never nni
tod in the same happy proportion in any other
pr-parntio.i viz : a gentle Cathartic, a wepder
fnl l'onie an nn-exreolionarile Alterative and
a certain Corrective oi'all imr urif ie- oi the body
Such signal succtss has attended its use, that it
is now rcra"l nj the
for Liver Comniniut ni'd tbe painful offspring
. L. . , f . n.:, I t. ....... .Tl
Jaundice. iJilicns Rs Sick r.ea.;acue. t.onc
Depression of Spirits, sour Stomacn, . Heart
Burn. Ac. vc.
Regulate the liver and prevent,
Prepared only by JT. H ZEILIX & CO.
Lruggists. Macon. Ga.
Send ti.r a Circnlar) and 329 Arch street.
Price $1; by mail l-oj . Philadelphia Pa,
For Sale by.j H. BUTTERY,
Ooil (ire us me:.! atime like tiiis ilruiand-
8troDgminl, y;cit huiirts, true faith and ready :
Mea whoux the lust of oPije does ret kill;
Men whom the spjiU of office cunnut toy;
Men ho posic.-s opinions and a wii! ;
Men who hive honor who will not lis
ilea whs can and be.'brc a Jeiuaojue,
And damn hu treacherous ilatltnva without
in !.::
Tall men. fan c owned. wlo live above the fug
In public duy and iu private thinking;
For while the rabble, the:r thumb-worn
Their large prufeuiona &Dd their little deeds.
Alibgle in eeifloh et'lfc, io ! freedom wcepa,
Wrous rule the laud, and weiting Justice
cletpsl i-
Giriie oa the stairway, moiher np above;
Girlie'-- eyes an-l mother's full of tender love;
(jirlie'e littla fiajcrs throw a hurrying kiu
I'.ittht to mother, loviug. fearing not to ibis ;
Mother thrown one downward to her Gold cu
bair ;
Girlie cries, "Thej'ro meeting, motheria the
a rl'
Dy-ad by the girlie 8 ands all, all alone.
Looking sadly upward for the mother gono
Up the heavenly stairway. Girlie, standing
Knows he mother eurely, surely must be
If .he throw her kisses np the golden stair.
Will they lueut the mother's half-way in the
Our Youny FoiL.
9. 5.
or xir-Top.
f'Tip-Top," the rLIo editor of the
Pi:tttsmouth Hera! J, is pivinv: a scries
of interesting fckerche." of the early days
in Mcbra'rku. West Point Republican.
Ye?, end that reaiin-a. us yf a iittlo
story in which that Mime We-t Point
and it was only a point then fisrurej
conspicuously. Way trick in '"oiu
times" whea thi f var.try was new, and
the unbroken prairij t-nd stretched froui
Decatur v?ef-twrd, for njany and many a
long mile without tre", bush, stunap, or
even a big weed to break the velvety
green, th3 few settlor on the Mi.-so.iri
bottom, and in fiot all Dver the north
country got a hip; scire. It look a funny,
now, and ru:iy draw a binilj froai 1x11:3'
1 lip, for tho fear'; was one of th j;-e ' In
dian f-enre," yoa know; bit let mi to'l
you, an Indian scare wasn't quite t-o fun
ay ten or twelve yearn ago as it sc-e:iis to
be xuit . Any way, foolish or no foolish,
we got thj Rcare bad, and everybody
turned out and '"itesolved," and traded
for an old can or two, and cleaned up
eir rerolver.j and ru-ty uutchcr knives,
and sent a petition on to our Great
Father at Washington, for arm-, and
protection, aal comfort, ani aiviee.
Tho,4Hon." Frank Welch, as Mr. AV
publican says, though we didn't use the
prefix in those days, but called hia
"Boston," for short. V.'tlJ, tho lion.
Frank and j our hatnb'a &ervaut hook:d
up 'Tip and Charley" and rode over to
the Omaha Agency and saw Col. Fur
nas, then Agent, to get some old
niuket-. The Colonel was building a
Fort, and the Indians were about as
ecrred as the white folk, that is, t!i3
Omaha's, for it was a Sioux invasion
that was looked for. We got the old
Springfield's, stowed them away in the
baek end of the wagon, and lor all we
know, they are t here yet. Nobody iaour
town ever shot ono off, any way.
This is only an introduction to my story,
you gee, and to show you how bad the
scare was, when "Boston" aud I re
turned to town, we found a new cause
ol alarai. borne permatutic individual
had strayed over f rom the Elk horn val
ley and reported that all the settlers on
the Horn were murderd, aud tneir cab
inn burned. The prairie wad red and
uieist with gore, an i the night air lurid
with the Mrcs of Indian hate and re
venge. What now ? This would never
do. We might be surrounded anv day
or night, and swept away like grasshop
pers before a north wind. We patiently
counted up all the white men west of
the Missouri, from Omaha up, and then
guessed at the Indians that might come
dowu on us. The odds were fearful,
and w hold another "meetiog," the re
sult of which was that Franii Welch,
myself and Henry Kline, were deputed
a committee (that's wht they call u
now-a-days) or as we foady supposed, a
little forlorn hope to scout acros the
prairie towards the Elkhorn vniley, and
if either of the three survived, and
brought his "bar" back to Decatur, the
citizens would then know to act.
One bright aud beautiful uioruiag we
three set out for the then unknown
Wist, mounted oa three as good horses
as ever cro.-sed the grand prairie. Dos
ton rode a beautiful brown mare, called
Queen, Kline rode "Jenny," and your
historian bestrode a young Morgan,
called "Chariey." Shall I ever forget
those days of health and freedom from
care. All the Indians on top of eath
couldn't take the laugh nor the fun out
of that committee. And maGF were the
grotesquep ropositions made as to arm
ing ourselves, and one after another sug
gested soma ludicrous equipment, all the
way from a popgun to aIountain
Ae we rode a!ong we planned ferocious
and KaghrtWe e9trs wik th rara-
xes of Wtt Point, and pictured to our
mind'a eye what each, itouhl do if w
should be "attacked by Indians." At
noon we camped on the beautiful Logau
creek, just above vrhcre Oakland is 110.
and at? a good solid dinner for six men.
Our hordes had to be led across a fW
lep, in those days, and the bottom on
the wc-t sido was rather slough-ey, fo
we were obliged to wade out and lead
tlie horses, sill the while wondering what
in blazes we should do if the Indians
came dowu on us now while we were
ankle deep in mud.
Once more on solid ground and moan.
e.d we reminded eaeh'tner that we ware
approaehinjr. dangerous ground; ti
there might be Indians'aaywhere around
loose, lying in the long grass, hiding in
the ravines, xr swoojitnjr from over the
next bluff. Firmly grasping our revolv
ers, we closed up, tbrt-c abreast, and
marched gallantly onward, up and down
the gullies, down and up those
plagued slopes, we mo-eyed, sometimes
on the trail and ofteaer away from it.
Every now and thei bringing op on a
moist spot or at one of these little creeks,
all bridged now, where we had to Lunt
for a good crossing. In mch cases we
po.-ted oue man to keep his eye out for
Indians, while the other two rode up
and down, br If leaning out of the saddle
hunting for a eroding. In this way the
afternoon wore aloog until the gray of
twilight surrounded ut hs we climbed the
last long ridge that we thought must
separate us from the long looked for K!k
Horn valley, and a sight of West i'oint.
Ail at once Ivliuo $ces a moving ob
ject far oil on the summit of the ridge.
It is a human being, he is mounted on
pony, he looks lonsr and steadily at our
cavaloaie, then swings himself forward
on his pony and swoops off down the
bluif. Our Indian has come at last, un
doubtedly this is the outpost the senti
nel sent on the hill to keep watch and
ward off approaching whites while his
comrades plunder and feast over the
murdered corpses below iu the valley.
Now our tim? Las co;ue for sura. In
three, live, scvan minutes, we tony ex
pect a yelling onslaught of Sery red men.
YYa, the whob magnificent bioux tribe
u:ay, at any moment, appear pictured in
the fading liht of-setting euo as so
many copper devils in yonder grass cov
ered prairie slop-?.
These were the days that tried rieu's
i'les, and ours 'felt strongly Tike turning
toes Cist towards the Tlibsytiri river aud
leaving ou'y a vi-ion of our heels for the
new ruce of We.t IVinters to gaze at.
But, kind reader, mere physical cour
age is nowhere, beside the mental dread
of being laughed at. The zip of a bul
let is not to be compared to the hi.-s of a
necr. Many a man walks out to be
shot because he dare's a)i stay at hi"
and be laughed at, and that committee
,72iit out for wool and meant tj briug
wool home or die in the attempt.
So onwa-d, the two hundredth part of
tks six hundred.
At that time West Point consisted
of a single house, I believe, part sod atid
p3rt f.ame sbruity, and if I recollect
aright, the biggest part was sod. It
stood about midway on Main struct cow,
aud around its low and gloomy door
stood the half dozen white settlers that
the place contained, guns in hand.
This much W3 saw through the gloom.
Something w.i3 up.
If no Indiana were there, something
e,se was; but onward we rode, into tne
very jaws of death, fjr the gtirrison of
West Point, having been alarmed by a
boy herding cattle, that a baud of Indi
ans were approaching West Point at
Ist, and after cleaning out the Missouri
valley, had no doubt come over to wipe
from existence the nama of Nel.'gh, &e ,
over in the Eikhorn.
To cut a long story short, they had
seen no Indians, ani we had seen no In
dians, but David Ntdigh had shot hita
Hell somewhere, and the settlers had
other worries and cares not necessary to
mention now. Nevertheless, somebody
brought out from souiewhete the irivjt
able flatk of whisky : we all toek a good
long pull (to t'n9 health of Indians gene
rally). Joe McKinahaa toted us off
across the creek to his ranohe, for the
nisrlit, and the next morning, refreshed
and refilled from the flisk as a starter
we set out for home, to inform the good
folks of Decatur that nary an Indian
ever had been seen in Eikhorn valley,
but they heard that till the Dseatur folks
hal been "chawed up "
Kline couldn't set down comfortably
for a week after his unusnal horsebaek
exercise' The Hon. Frank took an ex
tra huge piece of the native leaf and
said, he had found out enough more of
ths excellent qualities of "Queen" to
pay hira for the trip, while anything that
promised sport suited "yours truly," in
those days. T. T.
EifTerert Alphatats.
Thff Sandwich Inland has twelve let
ters; the Italian, twenty; the Bengal? s,
twenty one, the Hebrew, Syriac, Chal
dec. Samaritan, and Latin, twenty-two
each; the French, twenty-three; the
Greek, twenty-four; the German and
Dutch, twenty-six each; the Spanish
and Slavonic, twenty-seven each; Arabic
twenty-eight: tho Persian and Coptic,
thirty-two: the Georgian, thirty-five;
the Aruunian, thirty-eight; the Russian
forty-one; the Muscovite forty-three; the
Sanscrit and Japanese, fifty each: the
Ethiopic and Tartarian, two hundred
and tw evh.
Of the Mt. Pleasant Itistitut?, to be
hfld at Eight Mile Grove, April 11th,
and 12th, 1ST;'., at the M. E. Church.
The Institute will commence at seven
o'clock, P. M. with singing by the Grove
Sunday School; Pray rby J. Il.Presson;
Sinning by the Grove Sunday School.
1st. The Pulpit and the Sunday
School, by J. 11. Presson. Singing by
the Grove Sunday Seho; l.
Exercises for Saturday, April 12th.
Singing by the Grove Sunday School ;
Prayer by John Gallagher ; A soni? of
welcoma by the Grove Sutiduy School.
21. The Family and the Sunday
School, by Brother Winslow; Singing
iVthe Weeping Water Sunday Sehocl. '.
3d. How shall we reach the children
of irreligious parents with the Gospel
and its means of culture by UrotherS.
Kichardeon ; Singing by the Mt. Pleas
ant Sunday School.
4th. What are the principle difficul
ties experienced in the pro-ecution of
the Sunday School work, and how shall
they be obviated, by Brother E. A.
Kirk pa trick; Singing by the Grove Sun
day School,
5th. Why should every use be inter
ested in the Sunday School work,' and
how may its usefulness be increased by
those who are uot directly laboring in it,
by Brother S. B. llobson ; Singing by
the Weeping Water Sunday School.
Cth. Qualifications and the deport
ment of Sabbath School Teachers, by
BrothcrS. M. Kirkputrick ; Singing ty
the Mt. Pleasant Sunday School.
7th. In what particular kii;d of re
ligious work may children engage and
how enlist them iu it, ly Sister Frew
and J. Ilrthardson ; Song by the Grove
Sundav School.
Sth. The Mission Sunday School,
by A. L. Foldcu ; Singing Ly Weeping
Water Sunday School.
Pih. Experimental Teaching, by John
Galljsrher : Siciring Ly it. Pleasant
Sunday School.
loth. Use of the BlacS PoarJ in
Sunday School, by Brother Fleming
an 1 Si'ter Shelion: SoLg ly the Giovo
Sunday School.
lith. What has the Sunday School
uccdinpli.shed, and what may it do, by
Austin and Jenks; Doxotory
t, hairman.
Sw- iZiijt au
A liscssh HoTisTr cf His Ca:cTL9 Vicirei
Iivy cf Fe-rso:nt:rs.
From Harper's Weekly.
The receprisu of Mr. Colfax by his
friends, neighbors, tuid political sup
porters shows the advantage of an hon
orable reputation. For twenty years he
ha stood before his couatryiasn with an
u-iblernished fame nt a,' politi
cian, a parent, relative, and fr! -nd.
His regular and unspotted life, his terrj
perance nc.i moderation, his freedom
from ail these errors that so often taint
tiie politician's career, his labr3 in the
caue of virtue and good morals, will
r.o.v be remembered and become ths
more conspicuous in the t.sidt of the
abuse of tlio envious and the c!ai.icros
virulence of tbo corrupt. Nothing, in
deed, co excites she envy of th vicious
as the possession of an nt;b!:ujiehed fame,
and the raJi hate with which several
of the oppo.-itirii journals have ventured
to impute to Mr. Coifwx their own chief
failings will serTe only to expose them
more plainly to the people. Falsehood,
avarice, indifference to moral laws, ho his
i.evcr tsL;bited. His whole political
course has been marked by tru'hfalnrss
und o.-ii;i,istf ti("-. bv singular moderation,
hn b tondaet toward his opponents, by
a Crm adherence to Kcpublican principle.-.;
and as he labored for the prcj-srva-tion
of his country iu those sad hours
when they who now assail him were plot
ting its destruction, so he has shared in
all the triumphs of freedom, aud has
been ona of those whom his countrymen
delight to honor.
it was charod agitiast Alexander
Hamilton that ha had crested tho na
tional debt, that be and his friends might
row rich fton the plunder oi tne pub
lic. He replied by exposing his own
poverty, i he charge against Mr. Col
fax is that he accepted shares m a traud-
utant comranv, receiving considerable
dividends, and denied that ha ver ac
cepted them. Ji.e charge of having
purchased some oi tne stock at tne so
lieitatioa of Ames, who was then be
lieved to be a man of integrity, as well
as of wealth, Mr. Colfax admits, but
states that he soon returned it, having
discovered the character of the company,
with the loss of what he had already
paid. Since that time be has never
owned any of the stock, r.or received
anything from it. But, who at
first futed that Mr. Colfax tad never
received a dividend and continue his
statement, now at second exsm;nit;on
charged him with :ross deception, and
aliened that he paid him a ciiecs tor
$1,200 in 1S63. He produced a check
drawn to the ovdr of H. C. lor that
amount, and we believe a raemoranduci
from his nota book. Mr. Ccifsx denipd
at once that he had ever seen the check
before. His opponents examined hiii
bank account, and finding thcrs a depos
it of $1,200 in June, 1 80S, brought the
fact forward as a proof of Li having re
ceived and made u-e of the $1,200 check.
And Mr. Colfax then proves by credible
witnesses that he had received at out
thf. time if 1.200 from different source-,
which he had deposited and used. The
cashier upon whom Ames' ohnck was
drawn adds in impression that Au-.e
drew the money lor it himself.
Thus the accusation against Mr. Col
fax's integrity and truthfulness rests
s ley upon the tesiimony of Ami", who
has made two different s:atements about
the transaction directly opposed to each
other, and who could not bs accepted as
a trustworthy witness neither in the
judgment of history nor of the law. No
one would trust the memory cr (he fidel
ity of ths roan who upon oath gives two
versions of the same occurrence directly
at variance. No reliHuce. therefore can
i he pTaoed itpon the tcfotrrt of Ames, and
exoept his own testimony, there is not a
trace cf evidence to confirm his story-no
receipt, n cert:ncate, no indorsement.
i he testimony against a public oihcal,
said Jefferson, "should he affirmative,'
but neither alhrmative nor negative proof
exists against .Mr. Coirax. 1 1 is only op
posing witness contradicts himself aud
proves his own falseness.
Whether a person in office is permit
ted to buy or even haid stock in which
the government is interested is a ques
tion easily answered. io omeial ebouid
make any use of the opportunities of his
position lit the expense 01 the public
Hamilton iu the csso we have noticed
would not allow any of his relatives, or
eTin his friends, to bay government
stock, lie neid ?b(Al worth, which he
had Jong owned, unsold until he left of
fice. The stock which Mr. Co'fax hd
teujtht, ha at ence sbau'luccd whea he
found tha it might expose him to dia-
honorabis influences or bring him into
conflict with the government. He saw
that he had been led into error, and at
once gave up tht stoc, at a considera
ble loss to him-eif. ili fault was vei.a!;
he strove at once to repair it. To the
chsrge of having mado money at the
public loss he by exhibiting, like
llamilton, the moderation of his owu
fortune, and the honorable source from
whence it c me.
It is not unreasonable, therefore, that
the people of Indiana should welcome
their eminent statasman with new zeal
and energy, while his ensmies strive to
cover his fame with calumny, and de
stroy the well-earned reputation of a la
borious life. Nothing would gratify his
assailants more thaa to reduce Mr. Col
fax to a level with themselves. Had he
betrayed the principles of freedom, n
tered into treasonable combinations;
striven to undo tbo honorable progress
of the i-ast, and throw the tiatiou bask
into anarchy and despair, no whisper of
disapprobation would bsvc escaped from
the men wl.o cow fiM-ail him; he might
hAva been their favorite leader. Ills
chief crime is that he was true to the in
tercsts of freedom in tho recent cam
paign. The highest proof of his reeti and honesty for posterity will prob
abiy be the characters of his chief assail
ants; from hi more honorable opponents
be is receiving a thorough vindication.
And it is certaiu that no reputation will
pais to t'utnra years more spotless or en
viable than that of Schuyler Colfax.
A 1nct7 Tcri: Cr3.
,Fro;a the Xew Ycrk Herald.
The foil wing communication, narrat
ing a remarkable and sueeessful cure for
hydrophobia in this city, and which
seems to be fully authenticated has been
.-ent tr the. Herald ly the physician who
attended the victim, and hi- acoount of
th? treatment used may be of valuo and
btoufit to others in the hot days that are
.pproa-.-hing :
'!-'e the Editor cf the Herald :
Permit me to contradict an item of
twws which appeared in a morning paper
of yesterday, which rea l a follows
"Philip Lofta?, aged nine years, of 82"
Cherry street, was bitten by a dog iu
Cherry street a few days ago, and has
kydrophobia. He ci'.nnct recover." I
am a physician, and this case was
brought to tny rsoti-'e on Monday, the
24th inst., nearly three weeks after the
boy wan bitten. When I arrived at his
home he was laboring under most vio
lent convulsions and manifested nil the
symptoms c f the terrible disease. The
case appeared so ba that I felt reluctant
to administer anything without consult
ing other physicians. Accordingly I
procured the attendance of three broth
er physicians, who pronounced the case
to be one of hydrophobia, and also felt
reluctant to administer anything to the
patient. I considered, however, that
there was stiil a hope, having given this
disease long years of study, though it is
considered incurable by the standard
medical authorities. I fir-t administer
ed a warm bath, after which I used cold
applications to the spine; gave him a hy
drate of chloral and bromide ammonia,
with opium suppoMtories administered
every three hours. After the first dose
the paroxisms were partially relieved,
ur.i he fell into a sound sleep which last
ed a few hours. When he awoke the
paroxisms again returned with their
usual severity, the deglutition became
extremely diSicult, so much so that it
was only by a great effort he was made
to swallow another portion of the medi
cine. Again the symptoms became obe
dient to the remedy, with a marked im
provement in the general condition of
the patient. By continued presistence
in the treatment he is now almost in a
state of convalescence, and there is every
hope of his recovery.
Ths "firt families" are not ali devJ yet.
This fact cropped out in a Kentucky Leg
islature the other day, when a member
thnre jruve vent to his feelings upon a
proportion to send a commission to the
Vienna Exposition to represent the ad
vantages and productions of Kentucy.
Skid he: "For my part I am glad they
have never heard from our State. 1
want them to remain in blissful igno
rancs. I want Kentucky for Kentuck
iaus. I believe Kentuckians are the
greatest na 1 best people on earth. I
don't want their blood contaminated,
nor do I wish oar children to be driveu
out of the State to seek distant homes
by a set of als-brerers, and prspe
pTuners, or anybody ele. I woa'd wel
come industrious foreigners from every
portion of Europe to our Stale, bat I
am oppose! to going out of the way to
pay anybody to come, or to compel
them." The Indianapolis Journal pug
crpst that if this man is a stock-grower
he ought to know the advantages of
crossing blood occassional ly, fand not
persist in breeding "in and in," howev
er good the stock is.
A Ps"ir Atchison's soiled doTCF,
from the noted house of Madame Bask-
erville, engaged, recently, in a set-to
arranged and carred out after
the htest and most approved
ulea of tha duelling code Knives were
the weapons used, and the war was waged
fearfully and wrathfuly, ending in the
utter var.ouhment and total annihua
tiou of "the blonde," she being severely
cut in several places by the other woman.
A newspaper, namj not stated, is to
be started in a few days in tne new City
of Breslau, L. I. Tho place has a popu
lation at present exceeding 3.000, and is
"rapidly ir.creaini." Eligible town
lets are sold at the very' low price of $10
A Description cf ITetrasta.
TV the Editor of tht DcncZstcr frEng
. land) Gazette :
Slit : Having just returned from Ne
braska, the youngest State in the Union,
I should like to communicate soma of
my opinions with regard to it, for the
benefit of those who contemplate an at
tempt at lettering their condition by
emigration. To those leaving tho old
home, there i3 much anxiety as to which
shall be the new. One thing, however,
is certain, that there is no ono spot upon
earth whieh combines every desirable
characterise with the absence of all
that is undesirable. Tho Garden of
Eden was not situated, I should imtgine,
in this hemisphere.
Of all the new countries I have visit
ed Nebraska presents the best field for
tne intending emigrant.- It is not a
State where he can hope to become rich
all at once, but for those who can work,
and wnit for seven or eight years, they
can surely arrive at a competency which
witn like means in this country they
could not hope to attain at ail.
iebrasi;a has undoubtedly a healthy
atmosphere and a very fertile soil. Tho
climate is similar to that of this country
with these UiSercnccs: In winter it is
colder and in summer warmer; gener
anv 11 i LMiKiiier, uncr una clearer, ic-
ing altogether free from fogs, aad thoso
unkindly mists so prevalent in almost
all parts of Great Britain. The general
ally it is brighter, drier and clearer, bo-
urface of tke country is rolling trairie,
that 13 to say, the land is sufficiently un
dulating as to form hill and dale, with a
smoothness and fiuish which elsewhere
comes only from long cultivation. The
lay cf the land commends itself to the
age of the practical farmer, the .rolling
prairie and knolls emerging into draws
or shallow ravines which are but tribu
taries of the creeks, or streams iu the
vaileys, to him all this is but dame na
ture's system of drainage.
The State is bounded on the east by
the Missouri river. At this point the
height above the level of the sea is 1,000
feet, at tho western boundary it is 5,000
feet, the commencement of tho eastern
slope of the "rocky mountains," and
yet there is no reduction in the fertile
area by any bold uses, simply a geutlo
sfopo across the State, ihe soil is ex
cellent ; 1 have seen nothing like it in
the old country, it is a rich black loam,
and is most like the deposit of the delta,
varying from IS inches to IS feet in
thickness. Of its capabilities of pro
duction it is difficult to speak without
exaggeration, and the Lest proof of its
inexhaustibility is found m the fact that
ands have been cultivated in Indian
corn, small grain, or root crops tor tne
last 1j years, without any fertilizers
whatever, showing no perceptible differ
ence iu the nature or quantity of their
lha labor needed to make the laud
fruitful bears no comparison to that of
this country or Cauada ; there are 110
fore. i-trets to bo f elled, no stumps to dig
up, notccks to remove, and no chemical
fertilizers to be added before you can
reap returns. Manure is not used at
all, they fill it up near to their stables
and Lams, and I have met with more
than one caso where rather than remove
the manure, the stable has been removed
in preference. I do not believe that
during the last twelve months there has
been as much manure used in .Nebraska,
which is as large a country as England
and Wales, as any good farmer in this
country would put upon his place of 300
Nebraska is blessed with numerous
stnams and rivers fringed wi!h timbe-,
but the timber, when compared with
other States, is not plentiful. However
it grows rapidly, and tanners who have
pent a lifetime in Canada and the hea VP
s' timbered States in erecting weather-
beaten monuments of perseverance in
the shape of unrooted stumps, prefer to
plant where needed rather than clear.
Good land can be bought from the rail
way companies at from 5 to 12 dollars
per acre, or 20s. to 50s. on ten years
credit at 6 per cent, interest. In this
way crops will pay for land. As already
stated, homesteads can be taken south
of Fort Kearney, where the Burlington
and Missouri Bailroad joins the Union
Pacific, the only trans-continental line
yet in operation. For Englishmen and
those of any country who have means, I
shou d say it is better to buy from tho
railroad company. I bought mine,
6,000 acres, from the Burlington and
Missouri Railroad Company, they give
a perfect title which enables the owner
to sell or convey, go or c me, lease or
rent, without peril of creating an ad
verse title, or invalidating his own.
I am. yours, &c. X.
Free.Tcstage Its Atsiiticn.
It is important for the public to know
what is included in the law known as
"the repeal of the franking privilege."
All mail known as "free matter" under
existing Jaw, on which postage must be
paid after June 30, by reason of this
repeal, is classed under twelve heads,
as follows, viz :
1. All mail to and from the President
and Vice-President.
2. Official communications to or from
Cabinet or Bureau officers, chief clerks
or franking officers of each of the Excut-
ive Departments.
3. All letters or printed matter to or from
members cf Congress, Secretary of the
Senate or Clerk of the House of ltt pre
4. Petitions to Congress.
5. Copyright matter to Librarian of
Congress, if so marked on the package.
6. Sruitlisonian Institute mail.
7. Exchanges between publishers, one
copy of each publication not to exceed
sixteen ounces weight.
8. Weekly newspapers to actuM sub
scribers within the county where pub-
9. Notices from Postmasters of refusals
to take publications.
10. Dead letters returned to wnter3.
11. Medals, certificates of thanks, or
other testimonials awarded by Legis
latures to their eoldiers.
12. Under a special act of Congress,
passed some vears since, all mail matters
to an1 from Mry Lincoln, widow of
Abraham Lincoln, during her natura
Those person? now havinr, the frank
ing privlege are the President, Vice
President, Senators, Representatives,
Delegates Secretary of Senate, Clerk of
House, Cabinet Clerks. Postmasters, for
official communication only, as also Col
lectors of Internal Revenue, a.d Mrs
A Einser Zzzzzs.
From Lipencott's Madeline.
Apologiei for poor dinners are gencr
ally out of place. But when a lady hac
a forgetful husband, who, without warn
inr Lrinera 11 1nvon imi1 fn hit
down to a plain family dinner for three
or four, it is net in human nature to keep
absolute silence. What to say, and how
to say it, form the problem. Mrs. Tuck
er, the wife of Judge Tucker, of Will
iatiisburg, solved this problem rnaqy
years ago. She was tho daughter or
niece ( I am uncertain which) of Sir Pey
ton Skipwith, and celebrated for her
beauty, wit, case and grace of manner.
Her temper and fnek were 1 ut to tbo
proof one court day, when the Judge
brought with him tho accustomed half
ssore. or mors of lawyers, for whom rmf
the slightest preparation had been made,
the Judge having forgotten to remind
his wife that it was court-day, and sho
herself, strange to tell, having overlook
ed the fact. , , ,
The dinner was served with clrganc-!,
and Mrs. T. made Lerself very charm
ing. Upon rising to leave the guests to
their wine she said: "Gentlemen, you
have dined to day with Judg Tucker;
promise tne now that you will dine to
morrow with m?.
rni 11 v 1 , . , .
is was all her apology, whereuppft
e geatlemen svvore that such a wile
w,a? b J: Ws the.D f-
This was all her apologj, w hereupofv
plained the situation, and the next day
there was a noble bauquct.
Mora! Never worry a guest with ap
ologies. . A Furay Scoao.
San Francisco has witnessed a scene
which has created much fun. but more
Erofanity in every Post-office ia the
ioited States. "A femalu argonaut of
fearful vitality," we read in the Sab
Francisco Bulletin, "a tall aud extreme
ly ugly female, called at the Post-oicot
tendered ninety nine coppers to the ur
bane clerk, and asked in lieu thereof
three-cent stampe. The offioial remark
ed that be could only receive four cop
pers as a legal tender, and at the expense
of a deal of precious time endeavored to
convince the female that he was guided
by certain rules and had no latitudo ia
the matter. She wnxed wroth, and re
marked that when, in the course cf hu
man events, it becocies apparent that;
United States coin was to be refused by
a United States oflicial, she thought her
forefathers had died in vain, and cotisid-.
ercd it her duty to bring the Govern
ment to account. Then she paced thov
corridor cf the Post office until sho hau'
made thirty-three separate tenders of
the coppers and obtained thirty-three-three-cent
stamps During her transao-t
tions with the .clerk eLe gave him much
unsolicited advice, "aud otherwise con
tributed to the enjoyment of a little knot
of spectators. The clerk acted the gen
tleman throughout"
Wcaaea:s Farm CIulj.
A correspondent of tho
Journal writes: It pleased
me very
ujucu 10 see tne notice 01 a women a
Farmers' Club. It is one step in th
right direction. Believing, aa I do, that
one great want of- women da our rursh
districts is interchange of views on ail
subjects, I should b? glad to hear ,of
more clubs for women, with or without
men. A little more energy and perse
verance, and wo shall accomplish what
we once thought impossible. Belong
ing to a Farmers' Club myself, in west-.
ern New York, I will tell you how wry
manage, lhere are twelve men and
their wives. We meet once a month at
tho house of some member to spend .the
day. In the first place the subjects of
general interest are discussed after din
ner. Each ono contributes to a bas-
et something in writing, long or short.
upon auy subject, to be read by ,one of
the members; quite a variety and stna&-
times very spicy. Ihen the one who
was appointed at the previous meeting, .
reads an essay, usually on some branch -of
farming, but any other subject it he
chooses; some discussion generally fol--
ows the same. Ihe rest ol the time is
devoted to farm interests.
The Atheist and tho Irish Wcnaa.
During the month of November IS43.
a clergyman and aa atheist were in ons
of tho nieht trains between Albany and .
Utica. The night being cold the pass-. '
enters gathered as closely as possible
around tne stove.
The atheist was very lonuacious. and
engaged in a conversation with the
minister. In answer to the inttfr a? to
what a man's condition was after d 'ath
the atheist replied
"Man is like a pig: when he dies t"jat
is the last of him."
As the minister was about to rrr.'?. a.' -
red-faced Irish woman in the car srr:
up and addressed the clergyman in a
oud and huraorous brogue, exclatni-1 :.
" Arrah, now ; will ve not let the bf-at
alone? Has he not raidha was a pig?,
and the more you pull his tail, of course
the louder he will squeal."
Ihe effect upon all was electric: tie
clergyman apologized for his forgetful .
nees, and the atheist was matt for thf
remainder of the joruncy. .
For a women who is naradim? around
the world demanding her rights and thoss
of her sisters, it seems to us that Miss.
Anna Dickinson takes a poor way of es-.
laousDing er own or tneir claims tc
them. For a woman who professes to
nave stnaiea woman, we do not see bow
she can say, as she did in a recent leo
ture, as her own sentiment. "Give a
women her choice between a rich fool
and a poor scholar, and the fool will win
lier. v e conless it is a neatly turned-.
sentence, but it is a shame for hvf to,
have uttered it; and also for her to say
mat, ae a ruie, women are more merce
nary than men. In the first place, neith
er of these bright speeches are true : and.
in mo second, it women love money bet-
ter than men do, surely, knowing as
well as the world does what money trill
make and tempt men to do, that would
bo the very best reason for refusing w
men political power.
To take iron mould out of linen, wash,
the spots in a strong solution of creanj
of tarter and water. -Repeat if necessa
ry, and dry in the sun. ,
Another method Rub the spotf
with a little powdered oxalic acid of,
salts of lemon and water. Let it remain
a few minutes, and then rirrM 'ifeS' )
clean wtt'er.