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!C HE HE RALD.
THE HE It A Li).
FahLUhed every Thwd.tr at
tGorni Ha In mdfteeoiidStrt
PIGIAL PATER OF Till
C1TY AND' COUNTY.
- Tetzci i in AAvance.
LI I U7. ene year.
py, aix months
opy, three month ,
CHAPMAN Attorrey at
Solicitor in Chancer. Platts-
O Law and
feiouth, Nebraska. Office ia Fitigcrald'sBlock.
B. REESE, Attoruxiy at Law Office
en Main Street, over Chapman's Drag
Store Special attention given to collection
B. B: WBIILKK.
TiskciU - f
VnEELER VKTlWCUCOM B,
ATTORKEYS AT W. - - t : -,
44-lr. Jsatismouth. Nebracka.
ARQUET f. SMlU A. STARBIRl At
Vomer at Law. rrswtiee in bji m couru
bf the State. Special sstention given to eolleo
tions and matter of P-ebate ' ."..
Office ever the Port Ofice. Plattsmouth. "Neb-
T R.LIVI.VG3TC2I. Physician and, Sur
JaVa aeon, tender b.j professional services co
the citisen of Cass opu : Xj. Resid enee south east
eornerof Oak andSixt ttreUs office ou Matn
treet. one door weat c; Ltbu'i Lumber Yard
VlatUmouth. Neb. ... if
TW. RAWLINS, Mrjfeon and Phyiician
Late a 8urgeon-ir.-Chief of the Army-ot
the Potomac. Piatt smooth, Nebraska. Offiee
IK F. Johnson's Drue Store Main street
B f j i.i i LI. . 'L
HEELER A BENN CXJ Real KstaU and
Tax Paying- AgenU. 5ioUriaPablie.Fire,
Xa Insurance Ageaa, Plattsmouth. Neba
Pi PAINE Gafral Infance Agent
presents some of tbe most reliable Lom-
j in ihe Uaited Stents.
JOHK FITZOERA-J) Preprietur
Mala Btrect, Between Ah and 6th St.
C. nEIStrj.Proprietor.i;Ting recently beer
repaired and placed in tho tough running orde;
100.000 Bushels of Wheat .ranted immediate!
for whioU the highest market pries will be pei
'VTIE NHMKRICAL SYSTEM. The best
Si use, er desenptiye cTulrs. syiaress,
1CUES. BliiCKMiR A CO
" BarUngtea. Iowa.
GREENHOUSE Ai t BEDDINO
Time and money saved V ordering of me. I
nava the largest and beet r1 lection of Plants
ever offered for sale in the -Witt. Catalogues
free. ,Seeet Potato. CnbHagu Jfowtatu, and other
flant fat talt in their t'timn. .
Address W. J. PlatUmoath, Neb.
IFino Art G allery
i7pbs and copies
totorei. either in
m lii sictares. olain er
tk. water or oil. All wort
ad warranted to give satisfuHion,
- -V. V. Lfi-UJ
will furnish parties r?th stone foi
all building purposes at a reoaeaable price, a
my quarries i r delirered on t m cars at Louis
ville station. The following k nd of stone caa
he had or short notice; sills, majs. perch rock
Ine or rod sand stone such as is ued by the
B- A M. R, R- in the eonstrnct ofa of their ston
work. All repeaiiblt order?, promptly filled
J. T. A. HOOVER.
LoniayUIe Station Neb.
t & Shoes, If i
Dealer in Cloth
Caps, Boot & Shoes, Trunk.
Valises & Carpet Bags, Ate. la.
On of the Oldest and molt Reliable
Iiouses in I'lattmoatt.t Main
' Street, betireen 4th eVl5th.
J-REMEMBER THE PlACR
Bi Gr- Hoover,
-o- : !
CKeepaeewstanUy ea hand all rUpls
sueh as t
o e a
Boots and Shoes -
. . . v : n.n.1l bmt .
Ftore. which will be sold on smafj profits for
-abb. All kinds of Produce taker, exchnaga
";r goods and t
Highest Market Price gifejn cash
COLOMOX & NATHAN,
Fancv Dry Goods,
Lftrgst, Cheapest, and BeBt Assortod
Stock in the City.
IQ-Store on Main, between 4th and 5th
streets: Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
ON MAIN STRT3ET.
Opposite the Brooks House.
CUTTING. SHAVING AND SHAM-
thia Branoh ot aba
1 M VlanJ see
F 'ft r 1 -ar TKT 1C
M V H-f Xw JiD
p V ' VwiUgel
get a Boon in
4 U: iAl- wtlMV Cm
J. A. JIACMURPHY, Editor.
r. W. Tif'.on, Brownville.
V Sf TT : , K V Oil tV"
U. S. 5oatnr.
- dhsAn'ir.Omah. .
R. W, Fartias. Brownville, Govroor.
J. J. Gosper. Lincoln. See. t State.
J. B Western. Beatrice, Anditor.
H. A. Koenia. Uolambns. lreanrir.
J. R. Webster Beatrice. Atfy Oen.
J. M. Mciieniie. Line In. Snpt. Pub. Instrne'o
rtan T! T.ikti. Omibt. Chief J istiee.
Daniel Gantt. Nebrmska City. is.oeiata Jus
Kamuel Jdixwell. PUttsuiouth A"01" j
M. L. Whiu,
M. H. Reel.
Josiab Mcwee. "
rt alter J. n alia.
rtasr Wie.-J. Fitzgerald. C. U. Parmalee
ccowd Waub Jos.' Battery. J. Wayman.
luis Was.-'R. Cushing. R. ViTian.
; CASS COUNTY.
TI. F. E1T1 nn.
Sept. Pub. Instruction,
. L. Hobl.
U. M. win
W - lbomu.
Babtist On tbecomer or main ana nintn.
Rar. T. J. Arnold, pastor- Residence on
Main between 10th ana Htb. Services eyery
c.kk 11 m and at K Ik m. habbatn
a. hool at 9H a.ta. Prayer meeting eyery Wed
CnatTiA Seryiot in Congregation Church,
at 11 a. v. and ;30 p. m. Elder Alton,
P.tnr Turner of Locast and 8th streets.
Cordial inritation extended to all classes to at
ErtaCt)pi--Corner Viro and Third itreets
Rey. A. R. Graves Services eyery Sunday
at 11:00 a. m. and 7 p. sa. eunaay ocneoi
t 3 p. an.
r1oOR.otH4L Corner Locust and 8th sis
Ka H V Vf an well, residence IiOCUSt Stbe-
trees 4A and 6th sts Seryices every Sabbath at
It. m: and p. m. babbatb oenooi at n:
sO p. m. Prayer meeting eyery Wedneeday
J father Hayes. Firet Mass every Sabbath at
SO a. m.. Second " mass ana oermon at ij-.m
Vespers and Benediction at 3:30 p. m. Mass
at 8 a. m. every week day.
Pkst PaasBTTaRiasr North sideof Main St.
wen of 6th Rev. W. T. Bartle : Seryice
every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 6:Sf) p. m. Sab
bath School atja- m.. inos roiora no perm
t indent. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
evening at 8:00 o'clock.
Mbthodist EriscoyaL West side of Sixth
rtreet. south of Main Roy. J. H. Presson
Services every Sebbatb at 10:) a. m. and 7 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Thurs'Jay evening, yiass
maetmsa every dfenaay ovantne inl imineaiaie-
ly after close of SaWbatli siorniag services
Sabbath School at 30
owtao deh 24 September hat die Deutsche
i Kr. T.iith. (i.meicds in ibrem Schdhaus
vormtttags una 11 thr Gotteodienst. Ct berhaupt
Cadet derseibe von jetzt an reirnlmaeseig aiie n
Tsge statu Minuter Rev. L llannawald.
Sabbath school at 1 p m.. Prof. d'AUemand.
rO. O. F. Regnlar meetings orPlatta Lodge,
. No. 7. 1.O. o.F. every Thursda eveninc at
Odd Fellows Hull. Transient Brothers are cor
dially invited to visit. ... .
M. H. Katbawat. See.
rO. O. F. Plattsmonth Er mpment No. 3.
Regnlar Convocations the 2 and 4 Friday's
f aaeh mon'h at Odd Fellows Hall eor. 3d and
Vain sts. Transient Patriarchs eordiaMy invited
( 1 - TT" 1 IT . . .v f. "Ti
i visit. ii ma-z,.
E. E. Cc!JionAM, Scribe
a r afiwi( PT.ATT-tMirtrrH Lodoi No. 6 A. F
lYl A. 5L Res-ular meetings at their hall
on the first and thir-' w nday evenings of eaeh
aonth. Transient bretbern invited to visit.
f It. li. LIVISGSTON. W. Jf . .
A. d'ALLAHD, See.
icny Lncoa No. 22 A. F. A A. M. Regnlsi
meetmsj at Maooy liali, first and tnira
Fri tays. , J. N. WISE. W. M.
J. M. fiAtosLaT. see.
NaaaasKA Caimi No. 3 R. A. M. Regular
eonvoettona secona and fourth Tuesday
a reaios of tu month at T4 ojelock p. m. ,
tt. n. a.a v ia ua it is xi. r.
O. G-T. tLtva Bbancw. No.2 H E Eliison
i. - W. C. T. C W. Kina. W See. T. W Shry-
eek Jjodgf Dputy. Meets at Clark -Plummer'
b all every Tuesday evening. Traveling Templar
rfrmyan. The Turner Society meets at
1 Turners Mall in Gutbmans Block, on the 1st,
nd Third Wtdnesdaya of each Month.
Ceckbsugb: Treomnw Gus. Reinhackle: Firtt
fttrntrart Wi. iiessier: Sernd Turntcart
(toe. Karger; Warden John Krhart.
Geaeral Agent Dep't Northwest.
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For forty yean it has proved its great value
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Such signal sncces has attended its use. that it
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Scagcltha Elacisnitli Printer.
The followi nsr appeared ia the New
York Sunday Times:
A 'blacksmith in the myslerious regions
known as the composing room, has the follow
ing over his case:
1'vn tho rlifvr. fty beautiful slow,
letting less typatlna the rest. I know ;
Setting it dirtier-Jioemaker styles
Bat setting it steady and saving a pile.
Talking, t. ,
Botchinf , ' f ' -
f rushing away.
Picking np muchfawer type very day.
One of these day I'll be rich as a Jew.
Then I'll have no snore type-setting to do ;
No mora forrectinT. but live like a Turk,
And laugh whea l tea you poor "conn s, eo to
work." ' ' I
AFTXB SJK JABS sucKLiva.
"Why so pale and wan, fond lover T
Frithee, whj( so pale ?"
""I've been to -see my lady's gover-
Nor, without avail.
He won't plank down a nail 1" . '
"'Why so dull ard mute, young sinner I
rrithee. why so mite?"
"'He must pony up the tin. or
I must scoot-l- f
The old gailoi i 5
"Sbe needs balls and phaetons, dresses.
Brown-stone kanse, et cet, ;
1 can't live on bread! and cresses
llow. then, caa II get
These things? Ila in debt
The match is off. yea bet 1"
t e-New Yerk Graphic.
A Husband not EerwasiDla fcr a Slanicr
TJtterei "bj his VTifaj Ths Entire Qnca
ticn of lloiern Casnies X&rriei Ufa
EevieTeS Ij tii Hitiois Supreme Court.
From the (ihicyio Tribune.
There seemed a?dancer, under recent
decieion?, that ther-3 would be, in course
of time, absolute! uo limit to the
"richts" of a Wife, and, as sorae would
say, consequently, jtn limits to the '1re
gDonsibiliiies" of the 5 husband. By a
recent opinion or tps supreme iourt ot
this State, howevt: it appears that,
whilst the newly-declared rights of the
wife, to trade and ; ro forth, on exactly
equal term with the husband, are ad
mitted, the court uet;;aes that justice is
also-due to the hulani, io protecting
him from responslulity from what i
comprehensively knowo in law as the
"torts ot the wife. J. he nuject 13 an
important one in this period of trans
ition, when the generally received no
lions as to marriage rights are being
overturned on every ide Tha varinu
decisions in the Cuok' county courts, ai,d
the celebrated decisiob of Judge Blod
gett, in which ho declared that he must
aeeept the new doctrine that a wife is en
titled to trade a? a partner, either'with
her hus-taud cr any ,ie else, have been
given by the Trit)vuet and we complete
1 he history ot this neT social revolution
by drawing attention to its latest phase.
In the ca-.e uoder notice, Janet Kob
an sued one John Martin for hlander
ous word used repeqting her by Mar
garet Martin, John's wit. In pronoune
ing an opinion, on the case coming up on
appeal to the Supreme t Court, Judge
Thornton, for the Coirt delivered an
elaborate opinion, holding that the bus
band was not liable. 4 '
After considering the general question
of the removal of the; disabilities of a
wife, his Honor proceeded :
which has tor us coisiae ration neius
conferred, should no longer exist when
tha consideration has bailed. If the re
latious of husband and wife have been
so chanted as to deprive him of all
right to her property, and to the con-
tol of her peraon and her time, every
nrinciDle of richt would be violated to
bold him still responsible! for her con
duct. It she is emancipated, he should
no Ionizer be enslaved. . Mor the policy
and wisdom of the UgWaaon which has
m fectetla chansie so radical, tne Jjegis-
lature alone is responsibly The courts
must euard airainst a construction which
tcigh prove mischievou? and
RESULT IN A PRACTICAL DIVORCK
of man and wife, if each construction
cm e avoided. " In Col.J Van Ripen
supra, this conrt said that the Legislature
never could have intenoVidi by the en
actment of 1861. to loosen the bonds of
matrimony, or to enable -the wife, at
rlpasnre" to effectuate a divorce a mensa
et thoro ; or to cooler the I power to re
strict the husband to to? we ot a par
ticular chair, or to torbid him to take a
book from her library without perniis-
Mnn. We shall not insist that such uu-
wifelike conduct can etsn be justified
nince the law of 18&9. J.ne inquiry is
therefore pertinent what is left of the
nnotinl contra2TiilJia duties and ob-
iuatKu tun exist r as me result ot
etill exist f An the
the marriage vow, and as a part of the
contract, the wife is still bound to love
and cheri!-h the husband, and to obey
him in all reasonable demands not inccm-
si.-tent with the exercise 01 her legal
riehts: to treat liim with respect, and
reirard him. at least, as her eauol ; and
heial;k louitd to pivect and main
tain her, unless she should neglect whol
ly her marital duties, as imposed ty the
common law. or assume a position to
prevent their performance, and tbusuc-
prive him of her society, mar the btau-
tv or married lite, and Gisregard the
household good. These duties and ob
ligations upon husband and wife were
not the result or the arrangement 01
their property at common law, but of
the contract of marriage, and the rela
tion thereby "created. By the marriage
SHE BECAME ONE OF I1IS FAMILY,
and he was bound to provide her a home
and necessaries there, but not elsewhere,
lie must iurnish her with necessaries
from a principle of duty and justice,
This doctrine is approved by Kent in his
Commentaries, 2 vol., 140. Ihe argu
ment urged to maintain the responsibili
ty of t husband far the tort9 of the
wife, because he may still be bound to
provide necessaries, is not appropriate
Upon the marriage at common law, his
assent to her contracts for necesenries
was prasuraed Upon proof of cohabita
tion. If she eloped, though net with an
adulterer, the husband was not chare
able even for necessaries. Bat elope
ment did not release him from liability
for her debts dum sola, or from her torts.
The rale at common law aa to liability
:fr tsr-ariv. it. rf , wih"
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
iutiable cause, turns away his wife, he
is bound for her contract for necessaries
suitable to her degree and estate. l
they live together and he wiil not sup
ply her, or the necessary means, she
then can pledge hii credit for necessaries
strictly ; but if he provides for her he is
not bound by her contracts, unhss there
is evidence to prove hi assent He is
not bound by her contracts un!es they
were made by his authority or with his
concurrence, except he makes no provis
ion for her. 1 he plain reason ic the ot
ligation was the cohabitation, or
right to enforce it, and the consequent
right to her obedience and services.
Even though she lived separate from
him, supported her children and earned
a salary, the party owing her had ne
right to pay her after notice from her
huscand not to do so. lie could, ia such
case, sue for and recover the salary.
Now how changed 1 Her earnings, ex
cept for services she may render to him
and his minor children, are her exclusive
proptrty, whether living apart from or
with him. No principle is better settled
at common law than that
THE HUSBAND 13 NOT LIABLE
for necessaries furnished to the wife, if
she leaves him without any fault on his
part. But he was responsible for her
torts until a dissolution of the marriage,
even in case of separation. Where the
husband and wife lived apart, and sh
published a libel of a third person, he
was held to be answerable, notwithstand
ing the reparation. The foundation for
the liability in the two cases is different.
In the one cas it was based upon co
hrbitation, and the enjoyinen of the so
ciety and services of the wife, as a nec
essary consequence. In the other case
it vested, more particularly, if not ex
clusively, upon the fct that he hu.-band
became the absolute owner of her per
sonal property, and had the right to re
ceive the rents and profits of her real
etate. It is also urged as a reason for
the continued liability ol the husband
for the torts of the wife, that this obliga
tion was imposed upon him, at common
WHETHER SUE WAS TOOR OR
and therefore the statutes have produo
ed n different rule. If she did not en
rich i.iin with property ; if she did not
endow him with gold, she endowed him
with a nobler gilt-and a greater excel
lence. She enriched him with her soci
ety; advised and encouragea mm, as
one who had no separate interests, and
freely gave to him her time, iudnstry
and skill As a means cf paying her
debts and damage for her torts, her
counsel and earnings might be as impor
tant as her accumulated property. Ihe
distinction between the liability of the
1 ... . , . f . 1 . r r- 1
Lusbana lor tne contracts 01 ine wue ye
tore marriage, and for her torts during
marriage, as for slander uttered by her
alone, is too dim to be easily seen. lie
was maae habie lor her debts,. at the pe
riod of marriage, because the law gave
to him all her personal estate in posses
sion, and the power to recover her per
oral propaity in actum, lie was bound
to pay her indebtedness, because ne
adopted her and her circumstances to
gether. The Hw made him liable to the
debts to which he took her subject, be
cause he acquired an absolute interest in
her personal property ; uad the receipts
of the rents and proliw 01 her real es
tate during coverture, and was entitled
to whatever accrued to her by herindus
try or otherwise, during the same period.
The reason for the liability, according to
some authorities, is that fcy the mar
riage the wife was deprived of the use
and disposal of her property, and could
acquire none by her induttry, a3 her
person and earnings belonged to her hus
b nd. Tyler 011 Infancy and Cov., sec.
216. The sams author, alter declanug
the husband's liability for the debts and
torts of the wife, says : "The reason
assigned for euch liabilities at coalmen
law, is that he was entitled to the rents
and profits of the wife's real estate, dur
ing coveture, and to the absolute domin
ion over her personal property in pos
session." The common law was never
guilty cf the absurdity of imposing obli
gations so onerous, without con emu?
corresponding rights. Hence, besides
the Tights ot property, the legal pre
eminence was excluMvely vested in the
husband. He was answerable for her
behavior, and hence had the
RIGHT OF KESTA1NT OVER HER
Lord Karnes, in his sketches, sayp :
The man bears rule over his wife'n
person ana conouct ; she bears rule ove-r
his inclinations ; he governs by law, she
by persuasion. " In the matter of Coch
rane, 8 Dowl. , P. C-, C32, the wife was,
upon the bearing of a writ of bubeai
corpus, restored to her husband, upon
the principle that she was under his
guardianship, and that the law entitled
him lor the sake ot truth to protect
her from the danger of unrest: ained in
tercourse with the world, by enforcing
cohabitation and a common re.-idence."
So long as the husband was entitled to
the property of the wife and to her in
dustry, so long as he had power to di
rect anu control her, and thus prevent
ber from the commission of torts, there
was some reason for hi3 liability. The
reason has ceased. -
THS ANCIENT LANDMARKS ARE GONE.
The maxims, and authority, and ad
judications of the past have faded away.
Ihe loundation hitherto deemed so es
sential tor the preservation 01 the nup
tial contract, and the maintenance of
the marriage relation, are crumbling
a war. Ihe unity ot husband and wife
has been severed. They are now dis
tinct persons, and may have separate la
gal estates, contracts, debts, and injuiies.
To this conclusion have all the decisions
of the court tended. So far as the sepa
rate personal property of the wife is con
cerned, she is now the same as a femme
sole. She need not join ber husband in
law in a suit to recover it, or for trespass
to it, as her rights only are affected, and
she must sue alone for any invasion of
them. She may even prosecute.
A SLIT AGAINST HER. HUSBAND
for any unlawful interference with her
property, contrary to her wishes. The
nyht ot action for personal injuries to
the wife is property. She may sue alone
For the recovery ot damages tor such in
juries, and the husband cannot, without
her consent, release them. In the same
case it is said that be can maintain
her own name an action f:r slander of
her character. If she alone is entitled
to receive and appropriate to her own
use damages recovered i r slander to
herself, she should answer for ber 'Un
der of others. Until the law of 1869
sfeta wnnr iJrtTwd t tlt Tfcrrwn hiw
rule, that the husband was responsible
for the debts ol the wife contracted be
fore marriage. It was repeatedly de
clared that the liability rested not only
upon the fact that the husband up?n the
marriage became the owner of the wife's
personal property, when reduced to pos
sessi'm, and of a life estate in her realty,
but upon the ground that he was enti
tied to the entire pioceeds of her time
and labor, and that, notwithstanding the
law of 1861, he was still entitled to her
A MARRIED WOMAN MAY NOW BE SUED
at law, upon her contracts, as to her sep
arate property. She may now execute a
valid lease of her separate estate without
1 a a a.s .1
joining her busoand, ana without ms
consent. So diverse are the rights and
interests, duties, obligations and disabili
ties of husband and wife now, from what
they formerly - were, that it would be
most unreasonable to hold him still lia
ble for her torts, committed without his
presence, and without his consent or ap
probation. If he is net bound to pay
her debts, why should he be responsible
for her torts ?
WHEN THE GROUND-WORK 18 GONE,
as to one, it is gone as the other, and
the structure of the past must fall be
fore the innovations of the present.
She is now, to a very great extent, inde
pendent of him, and is clothed with
rights and powers ample for her own
protection, and so far as her separate
property is concerned, is responsible for
her debts and contracts with reference to
it. They are not one, as heretofore.
They are one in name, and are bound by
solemn contract, sanctioned by both di
vine and human law, to mutual respect ;
should bo of the same household, and
one in love and affection. But a line
has bas been drawn between tbem, dis
tinct and ineffaceable, except by legisla
tive lower. His legal supremacy is
THE SCETTER nA3 DEPARTED FROM
She, on tho contrary, can have her
separate estate ; can contract with refer
ence to it, can sue and be sued at law
upon the contracts thus made ; can sue
in her own name for injury to her per
son and slander of her character, and
a n ja . 11
can enjoy the truits ot her time ana la
bor, free rroni the control or interlerence
of her husband. The chains of the past
have been broken by the progression of
the present, and she may now enter upon
the stern conflicts of life untramtceled.
She no longer clings to and depends upon
man, but bas the legal right and aspires
to battle with him in the contests of the
forum ; to outvie him in the hea'ing art ;
to climb with him the steps of fame,
and to share with him in very occupa
tion. Her "brain and hands and tongue
are her own, and she should be responsi
ble for slauders uttered by herself. Our
opinion is that the necessary operation
of the Statutes is to discharge the hus
band from his liability for the torts of
the wifi during coverture, which he nei
thpr a;ded, advised nor countenanced.
The judgment is reversed and the
Sheldon, J., files herewith a dissect
ing opinion, in which Scott, J., concurs,
also Breese, J.
UNIT'S L07AL LOAD.
Ona Da7 in Wall Street-Tho Tance cf
Sold Up to 13 1-2 Aai lack to 1171-2.
lis Conies Crash.
From ihe New York Herald. April 1.
Gold made many men sick yesterday :
it has been making the business interests
of the couutry sick since the middle of
January. The "bulls" have succeeded
in raising the price of the precious metal
io two months over seven per cent., and
yesterday they climbed up another round
in the ladder.
A visit to the Gold Uom recalled
many of those exciting scenes familiar to
the seeker of f.ir.unes in a lump. This
royal road to ruin was crowded with the
gold cormorants, aud tho dismal vesti
bule, strewn with paper fragments, foul
with fetid air, and a shriek-pen of the
superlative rank, contained the chieftains
of the Wall street Vox.
It was a field day. All the scenery of
great gold "spree" was perfect at 2 p.
. - i -i- : i .
m. Arouna the circular railing iucius-
ing the little bronzy fountain whose pel
lucid iat of water have so long fallen in
to muddy spray alter gath.-niig tne oust
of the atmosphere, wa- a crowd of sellers
. .. . . . - .
andbuvers; they were of all types
types of that hoarse-voiced, broad-shoul
dered, mustachetwisted being, whose
business is gold.
A tvne enters lie wears a xiismareK
collar, a blue scaif. and a spring-style
silk hat, and, crowding through to the
railing, exclaims, A quarter million at
A wild roar ot voices loliow at li,
and tho type moves trauticlly about the
vestibule, notebook in hand, seeking
purchasers at hi own hgures. Ihe
telegraph instrument clicks ; those fatal
t. , i i ,
hrares wmcn nave anven so many men
to wealth or poverty change, and gold is
quoted at 1 1 8j.
What a howl follows. The shriekers,
rising on their toes, seek for a new note
, . rut i .1 -
in the human voice. Aneyextena meir
hands, as if they were expounding the
most exciting passage in war declamat
ion, while the typical broker puts for
ward his longest arm and proclaims,
275.000 at 181 ! He does not neglect
U turn hi long white hand over several
times, and himsed bestow
upon its lortn ana
the indicator moves
back to 118, and he advances the price
of hi3 coin. During this transaction below
two rough, tarmerhke men in the gallery
discuss their profit and loss.
tiive orders to se . 1 tell you. then
vnn'tl know how vou stand to night.
Don t vou fee. the price will tumble ana
. ... . . ,
fall below 18 to-night?"
"Yes, but it must go up."
"Sell. sell, sell I tell vou!"
Another man staggers into the gallery
and becins to defy the rules by smokinr
when a peremptory voice from the pit
"Put out that ciear I"
The shriekers stop they always stop
for a little fun and when the pursuea
fir on a hi ciear the auction proceeds.
There is one tall, tmart character there
who deserves immortality if he always
howls as he howled yesterdav the crier.
He is a perfect artist on calling names,
and so are the weary, toil-worn clerks
who sit in the tribune and relapse so
handsomely into fashionable lassitude
artists in sighs and yawns. What a
wearisome occupation is theirs, to listen
the momentary transfer of fortunes; to
behold the poor become rich and the
humble become arrogant ; and yet, like
the apple women in the streets, live from
day today their Harue routine lives ! But
every interest was represented in the
Gold Room yesterday. The curb-stone
brokers, wha are content to accept a com
mission of one-thirty-second of one per
cent, for their operations ; the ill clad
countryman who sells out his farm tor a
few thousand dollars and comes to the
city with all his baggage in a small hand
parcel, in tue hope that he may become
a Daniel Drew or a Jim Fisk, as he has
read the story of their rise in the vamped
up wet-klis : the victim of several fail
ures, who goes to the 'Street" to regain
a fortuue which he lias thrice lost in the
counting room ; the heavy, bold oper
ator, to whom such a clique movement as
that cf yesterday is a mere ripple; and
silent, thoughtful gatherer of rich daily
balances, whose capital is his skill in
det'Cting the careless admissions of those
around him these were a few of the
men who made the Gold Room echo and
ring. It is a study to look down from
the gallery during one of these field days
and measure the brokers below, wild in
their excitement, irrepressible in their
fun and quick to catch the bid or offer of
every fresh operator who dashes up to
the railing. It is their "circus" now;
bu how long will it continue ? The first
gentleman who expressed himself to tha
reporter stood in front of the Stock Ex
change in Broad street.
"What does this movement mean ?"
"It m-ans simply this, that it is a
clique movement to put up the price of
gold in order to counteract the moral
effect of the announcement of the Treas
ury sale of $6,000,000 of gold."
"Then it has no bottom to it?"
"None at all, in my opinion.
Among the names registered at the
Tombs lately was that of a youth, about
fifteen years of age, who had been ar
rested for drunkeuncss. But he was
sot drunk, nor bad been drinking. He
was, moreover in good, sound health,
but gave all tha external indications of
being intoxicated when arrested by the
police officer. Upon protesting to the
keeper of the Tombs that he was not in
toxicated, it was revealed that the un
fortunate youth had been born a natural
drunkard, or rather that he had always
acted like such a thing. He said that
although in good health, he had never
been able to walk without staggering.
His speech was not unlike that of per
sons in a decided state of intoxication ;
and whan excised he would mutter and
reel. The unfortunate youth was re
tained till the next day, and was not sent
to the couits to be gazed at through ju
dicial spectacles. A subsequent investi
gation of tha case proved that be had
tel'ina; the truth about himselt, but
his condition revealed a demonstration
of the natural law that the child is a
fair copy of his parents. It appears
that prior to marriage the father had
been a secret but confirmed inebriate,
and when the facts became known to the
woman thus suddenly and unexpectedly.
she wept in a terrible manner. Almost
broken-hearted, she contemplated the
futur ; misery in store for her. Months
passed away, when it was discovered
that the child who had been born ia the
interval, at three years, acted strangely ;
and at the end of six month the un
hippy woman fully realized all her fore
bodings. The effect produced upon the
mother was not without its innuence
upon the father, however. Realizing,
in the midst of tears of bitter anguish,
the sin that bad been visited upon the
child, the man reformed. He lias now
several bright children, and most exem
plary ones, too, they arc. But the boy
that wis brought into the Tombs was
not drunk, but had entailed upon him a
life of misery, as it was a blasted desti
ny. N. Y. Tribune.
In an article under the caption of "Ne
braska City and the Trunk railroad,"
the Weekly Jrress, of Nebraska City.
manifests the spirit of enterprise which
bhould lontf ago have characterized the
action of our neighboring city.
there is sufficient grounds for the ap
prehension entertained by the Press.
that unless some vigorous exertion is
made by Nebraska City, the Trunk road,
the most important railway that can
ever be built in Nebraska, will run sev
eral miles behind Nebraska City instead
of through that energetic business town.
A positive effort will have to be made on
the part of the citizens of Nebraska City
to preveut this commercial calamity,
because at the town of Peru in Nemaha
county, Camp creek runs up in a north
em and western direction, nearly reach
ing a tributary from the Platte, and a
natural and easy route for the road bed
of the railway through portions of Cass.
Otoe and Nemaha. The topography of
the country shows an economical route
from the bridge across the Platte down
to Peru in nearly a direct line, and this,
adopted, will cut off Nebraska City.
Will our friends in Otoe say whether
their five thousand dollars a mile has
been subscribed for the route behind
them, or whether they will go to work
and help us have this Trunk railway run
through all the Missouri river towns.
Nebraska City included, just as it should
These comments are educed by the
following article from the Nebraska City
i rress ot iuarcn zzai :
I "We were shown to-day a letter wnt-
ten by the manager ot one of the many
railroads leading to and through Neb
raska City, to the effect that a proposit
ion to ake hold of the Trunk road will
be submitted to the directors at their
next meeting. Will the people of Neb
raska City wake up and try to help
themselves? or will they sit still and let
it go back of them. It is assuming a
shape that they will be called upon to
decide whether they will lend a helping
hand or not. in fact they will be compell
ed to take their choice one way or the
other. A Northwestern may be built.
a Trunk road is sure to be, and that
"The citizens of Nebraska City mast
understand that they cannot keep still
and have things of importance and rail
roads come to them, lbev must keep
alive to their own interests, and to do so
they mast encourage railroads. Tho let
ter which was shown us is from a leading
railroad manager of the West, and he
?avs he means bnsiness, Nebraska Citv
can have a Tttink railroad if she will take
hold of it and help, if cot. tbo read vrill
9 rm-A f hw
TERMS ; $2.00 a Year.
A French Kurder Trial.
A very singular murder trial took place
in France, at the eour d'assaizes for the
department of the Gironde, last month.
The prisoner was one Johannes Mano,
and the crime with which he was charged
was tho murder of his father, mother,
wife and two children. Mano had fallen
into dissolute ways and had often threat
ened his family. The crime seems to
have been planned carefully in advance
He gave out that he was to be absent a
day or two, and ostentatiously showed
himself on the day and evening before
the murder, at a wine shop which he
accustomed to frequent. He could ac
count for his whereabouts all the time
except from 11 o'clock at niht to 5
o'clock the nxt morning. There were
put two 6trong points in the case aganst
him ths fact that the trousers wbieh
he had been wearing the day before
were not those he was wearing when in
formed of the murder, and the testimo
ny of his own little boy eight years old.
This last constituted the remarkable fea
ture of the trial. The report, taken
from the Gazette des Tribunaux, will
will show how unwillingly the evidence
was given :
The President. Where is your moth
Bernaruin Mano. She is dead.
Pres. Who killed her?
Bern. I don't know.
The child, on being questioned as to
the facts as related by him previously
began by disavowing everything. The
President of the Court continued to
question him :
.f res. Did a man come into the house
Was the man tall ?
As tall as my father.
Whom did ths man look like ?
Like my father.
Was it not your father?
I don't know.
Were you asleep ?
But you made believe ?
Because I was afraid.
Do you love your lather very
Did you love your mamma and
your little sister very much?
Pres. And your grandpapa and your
liern. x es.
Pres. Who killed them?
Bern. I don't know.
Pres. What was the name of the
man who came into the house that
Bern. His namo was Mtno.
Pres. Was it not your papa?
Bern. I don't know.
Pres. (In a low voice and in a confi
dential tone) Tell me, my little fellow,
only me did yon wish to strike your
papa with a stick?
Pres. And why did you want to beat
him? You know shat is naughty.
Bern. Because be killed my mother.
And so on. The President drew from
the boy the whole story, and then he
took him down with the jury and got
him to repeat it, and finally the little
fellow was confronted with, his father,
when he told it again without fiiuching.
The accused would put no questions to
the terrible witnesss, and after the story
bad been confirmed by circumstantial
evidence the jury brought Mano in
guilty, and he was condemned to trnvanx
forces tor hie. 1 he report ot the latter
part ot the trial bas not reached us, but
we infer from the sentence that the jury
found extenuating circumstances.
T2S STOBY OF A CASTAWAY.
Foster, the "car-hook" murderer, of
New York, whose execution was consu
mated recently at the Tombs, has a sad
hi.-.tory. His parents, wealthy pious
people, took his marriage with a poor
girl, some years ago, in high dudgeon,
and turned their backs on him. A shift
less, aimless, dissipated life followed, as
mieht naturally be expected in the case
of one brought up. in the first place, as
too many rich men s sons are, without
special reference to an employment or
business, and then harshly treated in a
love affair bv his own parents, who bad
previously siven him extravagant indul
cenca. Since the commission of the
murder, two years ago, Foster's parents
overlooked his offense aeainst them, and
expended in his defense, it is stated, half
a million of dollars. The publication of
appeals in newspapers, in fosters be
half, since his conviction, which were in
tended to stir up public sympathy in his
favor, cost over $100,000. In this re
spect the case has been a remarkable
one, as money has usually been consider
ed a potent and effective agency in the
administration of New York justice
Most of the jury which condemned him,
and a large number of clergymen, includ
ing the family pastor, Rev. Dr. Tyng,
besought the Governor to change the
death penalty into imprisonment for life,
but that officer was inexorable. There
has been such an accumulation of mur
ders in New York that publio sentiment
there seems to be fired to a white heat
-a 1 J
against murderers, and can be cornea
with nothing save the blood or victim-.
Meanwhile, the roughs of New York
are making travel on na leuuiu iuul
oughfares as perilous to life and purse as
it is among Captain Jack's 3Iodocs, and
the journals of that latter day eoaora
publish details of outrages which would
add zest to the pages of Newgate calen
dar. No doubt we are the wisest, brav
est, truest people on earth, but there is
still room tor improvement before we
shall be fully qualified to teach other na
tion the proper manner oi conaacting
a milleniam. Ex.
.Tim TT . out West, tells a good
atnrv about a "shell bark lawyer." His
client was up on two small charges
"frivolous charges," as shell-bark
them (foreiue a note ot hand
and stealing a horse). On running his
owab nvpr the iurv he didn't like thei-
. . a if t
irwik, m ha prepared an amaavmorcou
tinuancff. settle? lortn ine ausemrc
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of a nrincinal witness. He read it in
wn sper to the prisoner, wno, snaamg
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his head sard : "Squire, I can t swear
that dokymftit." Why T ' "Kase tain t
" Old Shell inflated fnd exploded
nnrl erioaah to be heard throughout the
room. "Whatf forge a note sn' steal a
horse, an can't swear to aiier Hang
infernal fools." And ha imtned-
UteW left ths oo2acteatio cce to his
Oweaauate. UO Ilbee or Use) enelnserliOn
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Helen 31. Barnard has baen appointed
by the President one of the special com
missioners to the Vienna exposition. Shd
did during the late campaign very acctpt
able service in editing the woman's cam
paign sheet. It is eminently proper that
a woman, and a woman journalist, rhou!d
he added to the list of commissioners.
We shall doubtless hear from her itl
sprightly and entertaining letters.
Grace Greenwood thus cautiously an
nounces a discovery : "There arc in Con.
gress some grand, good meo, worthy ol
a better fate. I could count up twenty
that I have the honor of knowing. If
So lorn had held Jia'f that number of
righteou man it would not h.ve perished,
and Lot's poor wife would not have been
compelled to stand in pillory and point a
salutary and saline moral for all tlmd
and all women. 1 would gladly mention
the names of these good men and true
but for knowledge that hosts of newspa
per people would start up and accuse my
political paracons of all sorts of corrupt
ion and rascality.and shake my faith and
call me an 'innocent again, which i
about the most opprobious nams the
can think ot.
toes Silence gi7e Consent t
I took the vote, and the whale audi
ence went solid for woman's suffrage.-
I have a new way of putting tho vote I
Let all those who are in favor keep
their eeats, and those opposed rise.'
In this way one gets the most favorahld
response, because women, like inanimatq
objects, generally need soma external
torco to put them in motion, s.nd IhtJ
mass of them would hot rise up to savfl
th nation. Thus, you percieve thfl
odium and fatigue of rising is thrown on
the enemy, and on tho principle ab.v
stated, "natural inertia," the apposi
tion is far less in any audience thaa one
might anticipate. Some carping per
sons have criticised this way of putting
the vote, but I see no reason why wo
should not vot just as mendo, but vcrey
reason why we should do all things quiW
differently. Miss II. Ji. Stantan.
EoTTto Sweep A Carpet.
There are throe ways to sweep a carpal
one right and two wrong w;ys. Ond
wrong way is t j the broom tjerly
in front of the operator, with the handle
inclined backward toward him, thet?
press down as a forward thurst is givent
thus throwing the hcavest dirt half wa
across the room, while tho ligLluat par
ticles are sen whirling about, covcr:?:!
as they settle, every article of f-rtit'irn.
Another wrong way to eweep a crr.ts is
to move the broom forward withaIicHf
drawing atroke, by which the ui..,.I.! lz
be removed is pressed into the crpoti
rather than worked gently along oil thtf
surface. If either of these wrong -rzyt
is adopjted, the broom will wear out tbo
carpctmore than it is worn by the oc
cupants of the dwelling. When & Uftri
er collects a dust-pan full of the nap of
the carpet every time it is swept, a petf
one wiil soon be required. The right
way to sweep is to incline the handle a
little forward, then give a lilu, drawing
stroke, allowing the brooul to hardly
touch the carpet. Not one-half the -weight
of th broom should be allowed
tz proa rn the carpet o tfv liirt Jr
moved and rolled along very lightly. It
a generous supply of tea grounds, small
bits of wet paper, or clean and wet saw
dust, can be spread over the carpet be
fore the sweeping is commenced) all thd
fine dirt will adhere to the wet material,
A little smart women, irho is a terror to
dirt, will frequently hurl it about tho
room as if it were impelled by a whirl
wind, and the task is ended, her .dust'
pan will contain scarcely enough to pay
for sweeping. But by usingagood broorui
having a long, elastic brush, and touch
ing the carpet very lightly, it will scar
cely require the strength of a child t3
sweep a large parlor in a few minutcsi
Scarcely one housekeeper in fifty under
stands how to sweep a carpet correctly.
Calling a boy up in the morning cad
hardly be classed under the head of "pas-
times," especially if he is fond of exer
cise the day before. And it is a littld
singular that the next hardest thing to
getting a boy out of bed is getting hid
into it. There is rarely a mother who is
a 6ucoeRs at rousing a bor. All mother
know this so do their boys. And yet
the mother seems to go at it in tho right
way. She' opens the stair-door. and in
sinuatingly observes : "Johnny." There'
is no response. Then there is a shortj
sharp "John," followed a moment later"
by a prolonged and emphatic Vohd
lenry. A grunt from the upper re
gions signifies that an impression ha
been mad, and the mother is encouraged
to add, "You'd better be getting down
here to your breakfast, young man, bo-
fore I'll come up there, and give yod
something you'll feel." This so startler!
the young man that be Immediately goes
to sleep again. And the operatidn bait
to be repeated several times. A father'
knows nothing about this trouuie. lie
merely opens bis mouth as a soda bottld
ejects its cork, and the "John Henry'
that cleaves the airot that stairway goes
into that boy like electricity, and pierces
the deepest recesses of his very nature
And he pops out et that bed and into
his clothes and down the stairs with t
promptness that is commendable. It in
rarely a boy allows himself to diregard
the paternal summons. About oncfl A
year is believed to be as often as is con
sistent with the rules of health, lie
saves his father a great many steps by
his tnoughtfulhess. '--Danbary Nrwt,
- TE3 BESULT CF CUE STSX2E.
The striking gas-workers of New York
have becomo a mob, and on Tuesday
evening attempted to take possession of
the Manhattan Gas Y orks, driving off
the workmen employed there Tt:ef
were resisted by the pol ce and a severe"
tight occurred, many of the mob vnag
badly hurt, thotrgh hone Were killed;
Daring the engagement between the?
police and the rioters there was taacn
excitement among the workmen Inside
the factory, who Were armed and de
termined to defend themselves It it'
very fortunate that the mob did not gain1
admittance, as in s'ich a case the Conflict!
would doubtless ha-e been a bloody one"
Thus ends the first atterrptoftheae Qert
to control the labor of tbeir fellow work'
men, who certainly have as good a righS
to decide when and for whom they will
labor as the strikers haf e to deckre tthe3
and for wboaj wiUJrlAboTi7yf'
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