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PLAlTSMOUTn, m: II II IS K a.
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.1. sirei-ht. at the Post t mice, and O. K.Johu
hon, corner of Main and FlHh Sft . .
OFFICIAL PAPEll OF CASS
J. A. HACMURPHY, Editor.
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Plattsmoutlj, Nebraska, Thursday, May 29, 1873.
SAM. M. CHAPMAN Attorney .it Law r.nl
Solicitor in rhancerv, PlaH-.iiiouth.'Ncb.
Onice hi Fitzgerald's li'.ock.
AT P- P. F.ESE. Attorney nt Paw. Office on
?.I:iiu Street, over Chapman's Tmx Store.
Special attention jlven to collection of Claitns.
. . Whekleh, j. v. kti.vchcomh.
ATTOUNEYS AT LAW,
4!-ly Flattsmouth. Nebraska.
MA RtH'ETT, SMITH S NTAP.IUEO. Attor
ncv.sntI.aiY. l'raettce in all tlie courts of
the State. .Seei:v! attention id von to collections
and mutters of Probate.
Otlie over the Post Olhce, Flattsmouth. ?feb.
11. LI VIXf iSTOX.l'hwelsin and Sii'peon.
Tenders his professional services to t!ie
citizem of Cass countv. liesideiicp sout.icast
eonier of Oak and Sixth street : ofiiec on .Main
etrcot. one door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
T Yv UAWLINS, Surt'o-i and FhysSeinn.
Late Sunjeon-ln-t I'icf of t!ie Army ol the
Potomac, Fi.utviioulii. Nebr-.iskn. OPiico at O.
F. Johnson's 1 rr.A Store, Main street.
'HEEI.Eit & UENNETT Peal Estate and
and Life Insurance Agents. Flattsuiouth, Neb.
J H ELI'S PAINE tlem-ral liiiirmeo Aneiit,
4- ia-present some of the most reliable Coui
palJel :n Hie Coiled States. jaii7-vlf
' JOHN FITZGERALD, Proprietor. j
Iain Street, between Fifth & Sixth, j
CIIEISEL, Proprietor. Have recently been
rcaired aii'i pl'icd hi tliov-uuti runni-is;
cder. itw.wo P.i'.siieis of V. heat wanted ir.imc-cliat-.-ly
for which tae hihe-it market price will
AtstmrS or Tlfle.
rrTIE NUMERICAL SYSTEM The best ill use
For dcii'-nr-tive circulars, add res,
ACKES. liiJiCK:! All & CO.,"
OUEJIN'IIOUSE AND BEDDING
Time and mon'V 'vived by ordering of me. I
have the largest i".d be.-t collection et Plants
ever o;Ter--d foi s:ik' i:i the V.'est. ,at:!o:'es
Ii-ee. Srteet 1'ota'o. Cabba-jf. Touiato, and oth
er i'lAiits for sale in their se ison.
Address Y'. J. II ESSEE. Plaltsmoulh, Neb.
FINE ABT GALLERY.
raflliotrrsT-ha. Ambrotrpes r.t eop'..
from old pie'.ur:-s. plain or ei.'.t.re,!. either 5u ii.k
waU- fr oil. All work neatly execuied u.nd wur
tju!cil lo uive s :ti-.r.iction.
V. Y. LEONARD, . rt'ff.
jo-tf Main St., lrUttaa-.outii, Nth.
HEVI DRUG STORE
T. Ii. POT TEH,
lLET'. IN I3TT,3. MEriNK.. r.VIMS,
UiL. HMSTl. i'l.HH Khlli,
fcTA I ! ) N ! " V . N I - O N S,
cit-iAUs a::j io
li.vt.xo. L. GOLDING,
cL'0Tiit;. f T"ENi-f;-o t;oor,. i:ts,
CAl'Si P.MTS. Siioi'.s, Tie.'NkS,
VA L!ES. CA HI E T iA.JS.
ff;e of t !i oi'c.'s: and nfost li.(;iri b H'u"-s
In PIT !'. .'li iii- -H.ua sirtet, bstweeu Fourth
i-KEMEMLEP. 'ilIE rEACE.
E. Ij. EliS i BR,
It la rfcrlf f cf the f.nesl and
i'ioT ASSORT!! EXT
CASSIMV-VES. CI.fTE5.. YEsTINCS. FCOTCll
c.u:s, tiasii rtilESEs,
In f;cf. tee lar-;c.t and bet assortment of
Cloths -tr Itol-lit t.. t ;is ity. v. hi' h 1 am
picoaied b make up in the L-le.it Styles. Call
uaJ exaiuhie ioni. r.prll.
Mrs- A. D. Whilcomb,
Eoois three doei-s vt it cf Ptooks Uiu5e.
CUTTING AXD FITTING
Made a srrcir HT.
1'Uu-rus of all kinds constantly on hand
J. W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SALE, t- LIVERY STABLE.
ilaiu street, Plattsinouth, Neb.
I nm prepared to accommodate the publie
and a No. 1 Hearse.
On shirt noiiro atid reasonable term-. A
link will ran to the .-Meanriont l.-".v.!ii.j. Depot
and ail parti of the city when desired.
Mew Lumber Yard.
flivimr opened a Lmnbr Yard at Louisville.
I wiii kevp on hand all kinds of
- .' Doors, Blin1s.
Shingles, Sash, &c,
&e., - .c.. Sc., &c.
Cf" Twill also deal In all kinds of G?aln, tor
svuich (will pay the hUhest market prsee.
; . . E- NO YES.
ti.sVi'e, - - - Nebra.ska.
IAS. X. TIFFAXY,
I MT. TLEASANT, NEB.
gs leave to infoiTti tljo farmers of
Cjs County tUat ne keeps a jjimm! Nq, 1
ii L A C ES 31 IT II SHOP
mile corth of Mt. Pleasant.
tll kinds of Iron V7ork attenrlerl to.
izariA rejaireii, ' Furin Implements
etully mendeiL LoAvest pricey and
worK acne on short notice
Grain received ixx pavnierrt. Give
ea triaL ' uas. N. Tiffany.
T. W. Tij)f.-n. Prownvtne V. S. Senator.
P. V. Hitchcock. nihu I. S. Senator.
L. e'rounse. Ft. Calhoun llepresentalhe.
R. Y Pumas, Prio.vnvillc
,1. .T. ;osht, Lincoln
.1. J'i. Weston, Beatrice
It. A. Kirnl, Columbus
..Sce'y of State.
.1. II. Webster, Crete
Att y Vcn.
J. M. JIcKcnzie, Lincoln. ..Sup't Pub. instruc'ii.
Ceo. P. Lake. Omaha Chief Justice.
PanicI G:-ntt, Nebraska City, Asoei; te Jusfs
Samuel Maxwell, PlatU'lh, ASoci..it J asi 8.
n. n. Livingstoa Mayor.
l'belp Kaiiie 1 City Clerk.
J. V. Haines I'olice Jiulm'.
Miles Morgan M.tiidial.
L. N'. Joliiibou Street Commissioner.
Fikst, Ward.-J. Firzj;era)d, II. f. Newman.
bKi'oXl) Waku. .1. Wavfnan. C. Nichols.
TliiliU Waiii.-H. C Ctishinij, T bos. i'olloek.
1'uVkxu Wabd.-I!. Viviau, L. F. Johnson.
II. F. E!lNr.n
V. L. li.,!lM
V. V. Vi.e
Jacob aliery, i
Lyman .l:'-l!tes, )
J." W. 'i iionias
Froat ? Je.dse.
...Sup't Pub. liibtruct'n.
1APTIST On the comer of Main and Ninth.
' Ecv. T. J. Anioid. pastor. Eesidenee on .Mailt
between !h and 11th. Services every Sabbat li
r.t 11 a. iii. e.iid 7 p. m. Sabbath s-hooi at :i ajn.
Prayer ti.eetliig every Wednt-sday eveiiinic.
''llKISTIAN Senii'e in Conere$tation Church
- ;it li a. n. and 0 : n. m. .'orner of l.eust
nd f-'.h sttvets. C'iriiial iftvitaiion extended to
ail el.ksses to iUti;d.
EPIC'CI'AIj Ci.rner Vine rnd Third streets,
,;i'V. A. K. J raves. Services even' Sunday at
.11 : ;i. :u. uiui 7 p. m. Sunday school at 3 p. m.
ATHOl.IC N'ollh side of Publie Suunre.Itev.
Paiher Eobal. . First Mass every Sabbath at
8-S) a. i!i., Si'fiiiul Mass and sermon at lo-w.i, j
Ves:i': s Bii'l ileiM-diction at 3-Jo p. m. Mass at I
S a. in. tvtry v. ctk day. j
TIPST PEESEYTERIAN North siIe of Main
- sirtet, west of tli. Eev. W. T. Itartle ; Ser
vices cverv Sabbath at 11a. m. ;tnl ;-.' p. m.
Sabbath School at !-. a. in. l"rayer meeting
every Veiii:esuay eveninir at 3 o'el'.fk.
ATETHOI.iIST EPISCOPAL West side of ;th J
s:rei t south of Mam
Perviees every Sabbat ii t 10-:!0a. m. and T p. m.
l'ravt r meeliiig every Thursday eveniuir. I iass
:iic;tb;i:s every Monday evening and iniiui'di
f.'.' iy after close f Sabbath tuoruinj; services.
Sab.wtU School at J-M.
COVTAC den 24 Seeiriber hnt elb' Deutschi.
Ev. Loth. lemeiuds in ihrcia Sebulhaus or
init ta-rs :im 11 L lsr iotteodl;;iit. l'eci'i:tu;t
(in-let I'.c'-.'.L'lbc ven je!?.t an re 'c'.iuacss-i: idle 14 j
-.,,r,. V;:tU. Minister, Jlev. I Haum?wal.l. .
Sabbath s.-hool at 1 p. m., Prof, u AHeniaud,
J - O. O. F. Eeg;i!ar meetlirs of Elalte Iwle
No. 7. I. O. O. J. every Tbunsdav evenint; at
Oil.! Felluivs' Ha!!. Transient Uroihtrrs are cor
cialiy invited to islt.
A. d'ALLKMAND. N. G.
Z.i. U. Hatha way. Sec.
I- O. O. F.-Tl.ATTS'HfU Tn EyCAJtPHEXT No.
l: yular Ceaivoeations thf 'Jd ml 4r!i
l'rl. lay's of each month at Odd Fellows' Hall
corner.;! j-.nd Main streets. Transient Patri
archs cordially invited to visit.
H. NEWMAN", C. T.
E. E. CvN-yiVGHAM, Scribe.
" TASONTC lI.ATTSMOUTII IXnc.K No. 6. A.
-,1 1. & A. M. t;'u-.'l:ir laeetinits at their Hall
on the llrt and third ?londaj evenings of each
moiitii. Transient brfihren invite ' In vi-it.
K. K. LIVlNUaiON, V.'. M. -A.
r.VCOY LOI.GE No. C2. A. F. & A. M.-Eein-
1 ! ir ir.cciiu-.s tt Maeoy Hr.l!, first Kfl th'.rd
FtM-svs " J. N. WISE. W. M.
,T. '. rr.xrii.F.Y, See.,
rVllTIiHTr V rTlAPTPl! Vn 1 Tt A r Tfrrr-
' ii'.ar Convocations second ;;n.I fourth fut-s-day
evenings of each monri! :.t rs o'c'ock p. in.
K. R. LIVINGSTON. II. P.
II. Ncwji A".-Se:. . ...
T O. O. T. fLlVE-BTlAN"riT, No. e. II. E!li-
?!oii. M. W. C. P.. C. W. Kin?. W. See.. T.
AY. Shrvoek I.fdjrft Deputv. lueeis at Clavk &
Phltnm'-rV: II ail e very Tues'day pvenlnsr. Trav
eliii.j; Teiapiars resjieetfully invited. "
fjn i'.NA F.'PEIN. Ti e Turner So'ir v mcrrs at
Tfinn-rs r 5 r ; 1 in ;uthiim'i's l!oek, o:i the
first ami Ciird W ednesdays of rac-u moiiih.
Vi e.'-k baiisrh : " TTx""'ire' l;s. fiebi-
h.vkle I -nt "i'uruw.rt Woi. 1'osster: See-
ld Turiivnrt Geo, Kars'.r; Warden John
j Erhr.rt. -
Purissima et Optima.
This unrivaled Mfdicne Is warranted not to
contain a single particle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance, Hit is
ForJoriy years it has proved its frreat value
in ad lNc;iscs of the Liver, Eowcls and Kidneys
Thousands of the jj:m1 and t reat in ail parts of
the country vouch for its wonderful and peculiar
power in pwrifvinir the blood, stimulating the
torpjii liver ami bi.v. eU. ami impartimj new life
r.ml v ior to lite whole system. Suuiuons Liv
er Regulator i-s aeknowieded to have no eiual
Tt entklns four uvedieal elements, never unit-
ed la the s:t'te happy proportion m any other
preparation, viz ; a g 'inle 'at liartie, a wonder
ful Tonic, an im-excej tionablr Aitei-ative ami a
certain Conci-tive of all imouriiies of the body.
Such si-ciia! success lias attended its use, that it
is now regarded as the
GREAT FAILING SPECIFIC. .
for Liver Coniiilaint and the painful offspring
thereof. to-it: I ':.p.p.' ia. Cor.stij'ation.
Depression of Spirits Sour Stoniaeh, Heart
Republic fhe Ijverand prevent
CHILIS AND FEY EE.
Trepared on'.y by J. H. ZEIL1X & CO.
Iri!'trisis. Macon. Ga.
Send fr a Circular aud ;r Arch street.
Price .si. by hkJI 1.13 i - Philadelphia Pa.
For Sale by
J. H. Buttery,
' MONKS' SAVED
Buying Your Greenhouse and
"pONT send East for Plants when you can pet
just as jcood for less money nearer hoinx.
To my numerous friends and patrans I would
iv tiiit I have the largest, aud irest stoek if
plants ever ofcrsl for Bale 111 tho West, aild
tit reasonable prices.
k3 sure and send for my
ly.civ Wesicrlptlye Cal;iIogue.
rblc Tc'-t-e sent free to ah who app'j forlt.
Then irfw me your orders, and 1 feel eo-vftjeut I
I cjs s.-ttsfy yolt. ' -. - .
-icarr, XT. jr. JiiSSl'V.
From the Graphic.
THE SONG OF THE COOL CASHIER.
ITe sat like a rock In the prison lock
A slender man and yonnj:, ' '
With a Jaunty air of devil-my-care,
And tliii Is the son;; he sing.
Oh, I nm a fool and a cashier cool,
And a, lVesideiit and Board,
And a gnardi.m strict and dtreliet.
And, perhaps, a first-class raud."
Bui it m;;y not be, said I to he.
That you ran include all those ;
Tell then. I pray, what you mean to say.
And he answered : "If you please ;
"My sons Is clear ; 1 was sole cashier,
And I simply had to fool
The President to the top of his bent,
While I seized the entire nde.
Then I gammoned the BMutI id, togy horde,
And put them out in the cold ;
And I drew my checks, and made my 'specs.
Till the hank was done and sold.
"And so, as yon hear, I'm a cool cashier.
And a President, and all
The file and rank that ran the bank.
And I tan It to Us fall.
"But little I care ; I'm debonnalrc,
Tor I havn't a cent to show.
And the batik Is 'bast,' and I'm here oh
Its the jolllest lark I know !" .
"The day is ended. - Ere I sink to sleep.
My weary spirit seeks repose In Thine ;
Father, forgive my trespasses, and keep1
... This Utile lie of mine.
With loving kindness curtain thou my bed.
And cool in rest my Irfimtng plhrrlm feel ;
Thy pardon he the pillow for my head,
" So shall my sleep be sweet.
At peace with all the world, dear Lord, and
' Net Tears ray souEs' unwavering faith can
All's well ! whichever side the grave for me
. The morning l'ght may break I"
"I can't staml it, ami what's more, T
won't" sjii.l little Mrs. Ilinkle, elnteli
inar the bars tf her uncomfortable old
cap1 of a rocking chair.
Mr. 'Ilinkle plaeitlly hung up his al
manac, ami went out to sow early peas,
lie coul'l stanl almost nnythins; antl
yet remain as serene as a cJibbage head,
wliioiu jnleel, his wife often saiil he
iTsemhletl. I.aviny's tantrums troub
led hi in about as much as a mosquito's
buzincr; would trouble an elephant;
he thought they were kind of we-irin;
to her, and that she "came to quicker"
alone. So he left her swinging herself
s?a-sick in the rocker, ami shuffled off
to the? garden with a pint dipper of
peas. At the gate he met Miss Nid
dins. "And how's your poor wife?" said
she, snifiling. She suffered from a
chronic cold in head, which gave her
an extremely sympathetic manner. .
"Abki to be stirring." replied Mr.
Ilinkle, shulTIing on his brown leather
moccasins.' Even a cabbage head rnay
be, as it usually is, rufiled inside, and
iu his slow-beating heart Mr. Ilinkle
was annoyed at Ihe sight of Miss Nid
dlins and the embroidered bed-ticking
bag which b. tokened a week's visit.
"Laviny's putchiky 'enough without
being set on," said he, leaning on Lis
hoe in the favorite attidade adopted by
scarecrows. "Yes I really think she
is." h went on, weighing the proposi
tion deliberately. "Not that I mind
her being spry-tempered, and spitting
out at me. it's only a way site has,
n nd comes of Iter enjoying such health.
She'll cool down; but that old maid
hain't any call to rile1 Iter;" and here
Mr. Ifini;l gave the hoe handle a re
sentful oke, as.if .it personated the
spinster aforesaid. Like many men
not gifted in public speaking, he was
much given to talking aloud when
alone. Indoors, his wife claimed ex
clusive rijjht of speech. .
"And here I've stuck, like a dab of
putty, from. 1he day I was married to
Reuben." was saying to Miss Nidlins.
"I've had to walk on eggs or Ids-folks
would lie in my. hair. They've had
their remarks to make about all my
doings, and you may depend upon it, it
Mi's. Ilinkle must have been ground
very sharp, indeeed, judging from her
"I'oor thing!" groaned Miss Nidlins,
using her "handkerchief jut then, be
cause it would produce the effect of
"tfee how I was put ivpon this morn
ing by his sister l'hebe," said Mrs.
Ilinkle, moving the end of hr nose.
rapidly back and forth with her fore
finger, as if she were playing on a Jew's
harp. "That woman hud the impa
.dence to twit me of neglecting Ilculen
because I leave him to get his own sup
per sewing circle nights!"
"Don't tell me so?" sniffed Miss Nid
dlins. "Did Mr. Ilinkle complain to
"Catch him co-mplaining!" cried Mrs.
Ilinkle; "he hasn't got spunk enough.'
Why, lie's got no more grit than a
haystack, and he's, as pot. I couldn't
make him break with his folks if I was
to die. Wish I was single, then
wouldn't be nosed round by 'em. Now
you are free to go where you please."
Miss Niddlins sighed an affirmative.
It was her peculiar trial that Iter rela-,
tives never opposed her going.
"If you was to separate, I suppose
you've got enough to live on," suggest
ed she cautiousl-.
Mrs. II inkle's rocker jerked itself into
a full stop.. She had often said that
"Reuben must choose betwixt his folks
and her," that he would take herself
off," and the like, but to have a third
jifeison hint at a separation starthnl
"Well yes," said she hesitatingly.
"I've got tho property I brought with
me when I was married. I won't deny
but what Reuben has done the fir
thing there; but then, if he'd been some
men, he. might have doubled it by this
iiiino. The long and short of it is, he's
half asleep. I have -to-keep-stirring
him vp, and, aftt-r Ul, he don't appre
"I believe it would
oughly i f you - should
turned Miss Niddlins.
wake him thor
leave him," re-
IIe'd begin to
realize what a smart wife We'd lost
."He'd clutter .the kitchen with his.
greasy harnesses. ..and. camp dosuon
the lounge in his lniots that's what
he'd do the minute I wa3 off snapped
Ms "Hinkle. -''"'-. "' ' -V
"Jla couldn't manage without you to
save his life," declared Miss Niudlias,
.enfidentey."' .'IJe'd . i?o tUwn 'on his
kr.g ft y'f you tack,. "' '
Mrs. Ilinkle seejned flattered by the
"A pretty figure he'd cut, laughed
she, "fat as lie is, and looking,, you
might sav, as if he'd been blown in his
"I'm sure I don't see how you can
smile situated as you are," said Miss
Niddlins, showing symptoms of a fresh
I lis follts have tried my soul out of
me," cried Mrs. Ilinkle, hastily resum
ing her wratli, "and what maddened
me the most has been to see Reuben
take it so cool. That man hasn't any
more nerve than a tub of lard. I
wouhln't value jumping off a meeting
house steeple if I thought it would give
him a start.
"Poor woman!" said Miss Niddins,
'displaying the red silk handkerchief
'Which might properly be called her
badge ff mourning. "It's your duty to
yourself to go where you can take some
peace in your life!"
"I don't feel clear," said Mrs. Ilinkle,
as she settled the coffee for dinner, and
thus ended the first conference.
Rut us Miss Niddlins spent the week,
justifying Mr. Ilinkle's apprehensions,
she and Mrs. Ilinkle had ample oppor
tunities for reneAving the discussion of
the hitter's grievances till, from not
feeling "clear," Mrs. Ilinkle, by the
time her guest departed, came to feel,
as she expressed it, "all in a muddle."
Kven her ox-eyed 'husband noticed
something amiss w ith her.
"I wonder whether or no sage tea
wouldn't be kind cf quieting to Lavi
ny," he reflected one morning, as he
jogged along to the village after turnip
seed. "I hain't seen her so fractious
since she had the neuralgia in her face.
If site wasn't a poor sick creeter I don't
know but I should get put out with
her I really don't;" and Mr. Ilinkle
lowered his voice to an awestruck
whisper as he gave utterance to this
"His folks", lived in a sick-headache
colored house at the Four Corners, and
his sister- Phehe was hanging out
clothes in the back yard as he drove up.
"(lot any sage to snare?
?" cried Mr.
Ilinkle, whoaing Dobbin.
"Mercy on us! is Laviny
make cheese in mud time?"
"T isn't none of her doings," said Mr.
Ilinkle, slowly, punishing the wheel
with his whiji-l'.ish; "but she's in a ter
rible nervous way, and 1 think, maybe
she needs something soothing. What's
good for her nerves?"
"I don't know, 'without it's a sound
scolding," replied Miss Phebe, with her
mouth full of clothes pins.
"Now, sister, you're hard on Laviny,"
said Mr. Ilinkle, in an. injured tone.
"She' ain't tough like what you be."
"Her temper is tough enough; but
I'm suited if you are, poor soul!" and
Miss Phebe hunted for both sage and
valerian, .though inwardly persuaded
that all the poppies in the world
could'nt soothe Lavinv when she once
got "set out." '
Meanwhile Mrs. Ilinkle had been do
ing a furious foreinxm's work, and,
ready to drop from exhaustion, was
just hanging up the mop after scrub
bing tho kitchen floor, when dear, blun
dering old . Reuben scuffled across the
threshold ;with his torn paper bags,
scattering dried leaves like an autumn
wind, and leaving muddy moccasin
tracks at every step. ' Refore those
clumsy footprints Mrs. Ilinkle's feeling
of fovberance lied. The herbs her hus
band trusted might prove a narcotic,
acted upon her as a powerful irritant.
"Reuben Ilinkle!" said she. bracing
her aching back against the pump,
"how much longer do you think I'm
going to wash floors for your litter?"
"There, there! now don't fret pleaded
Reuben, "I'll swee p it up. You do put
ter round more'n you're able, that's a
fact. You know I'm ready and willing
to hire a girl any day."
"A girl smouching wv paint!" cried
Mrs. Ilinkle, iu wrath. ""Put down tho
broom, you've made tracks enough.
Your folks shall never have that to
handle, that I spend vour laonev on
"You're rather hard on 'em, Laviny,"
said Mr. Ilinkle; "they mean well by
you. Here's Phehe, now, been ami sent
j-ou something stilling. I told her
what a fizz vour neryes had been in
"So you've been running me down to
your folks;" cried Mrs. Ilinkle, glaring
at her hu.sband. "After all I've stood
from you, Reuben, it's too much!"
t Mr. Ilinkle was a mild man mild as
milk; but even the sweetest milk will
sometimes turn sour in a thunder
storm, and oft-recurring matrimonial
tempests had had their effect upon him.
"I've always made excuse for yoii,
Laviny, and tried my best to live
peaeahlH," said he, slowly, "but I be
lieve 'taint in the power of mortal man
to get along with you."
Then in a state of great amazement
at himself, he went out to untacklc
Dobbin and sow the tnrnip seed. List
ening in vain for the dinner horn, he
returned to the house half an hour past
noon to find the fire out, his unlucky
mud prints dried upon the floor, and
his wife absent.
"Gone off in a huff to her sister
Tripp's, I guess," said he, patiently set
ting out the Sunday remnant of beans.
"I'd have hitched up if I'd have known
slu; wanted to go. She wouldn't fqeak
to me. I s'pose, because I'd riled her.
I hadn't oughter done it that's a fact."
Having relieved his mind by this last
confession, Mr. Ilinkle ate his dinner
with an excellent appetite, and in due
time hi3 sapper also, "his wife not hav
"I expect she calculates for ivie to go
for her and I'd letter be off'" said he,
a3 strained the milk with extreme
care and deliberation, and by this
means let a slow stream trickle down
the outside of the pail upon the spotless
pantry floor. "Why, if there ain't Ezra
Tripp now!" and as he spoke, in at the
west door camo hi wife's brcther-in-law,
with unwilling feet, as though
goaded on by the spears of the setting
sun liehind him,
"Laviny ain't sick I hope? said Mr.
"No ti.sn't that." replied Mr. Tripp,
twisting his forefinger .under his collar,
as if his cravat choked him "tisift
that but "
"She's getting most out cf patience
waiting for me, I suppose" suggested
the unsuspecting Rel?en. "Well,. I'd
oughter gone afore, only the ox broke
through the fence and " - ;
"Laviny says she. won't come back,
interrupted -Mr,.' -Tripp, desperatelv;
"for she's lived with you &o lo.ag as she
nnn ctniiditf "
"Mr.. :' Hinlci flopped .down Jifce . a
starcUfcss d&ky, ' ' . -
.might 1ave Viewed $tw cotudrrt
J bear what what I do," groaned he.
"This morning, when she was blowing
of me, I spoke ha'sh to her, I don't see
how I came to. Rut, Ezra, you don't
think, now, he .won't never come
Mr. Tripp muttered something about
his sister-in-law being "pretty reso
lute," ami turned away.
I wish you'd carry over Laviny's
cough medicine," said Mr. Ilinkle.
rousing himself. "Lord! to think of
her hacking in the night, and me not
hearing her! And, Ezra, I'd take it
kindly of you if you'd step in in the
morning and tell "me how she rested."
Mr. Tripp consigned the bottle to his
coat pocket, while Reuben returning to
the desertetl kitchen, which already
wore a masculine air, tilted his chair
against the wall, and listened to the
dirges, of the frogs, or gave expression
to his feelings ly singing:
"As on some lonely building's top
The sparrow tells her moan.
Far from the tents of Joy ai;d hope
I sit and grieve alone." ;
"A dreadful poor hand I should be
to sit alone," commented he as he shuf
fled about to faster, the windows. "La
vina is a master woman for making
things lively. Somehow I can't bear
to lock her out ;" and it is a fact worthy
of note that the faithful Reuben, for
the first time in his married life, went
to bed leaving the porch door unbolted.
If he had cherished a vague hope
that his wife might steal home in the
early morning, he certainly saw no
traces of her ruling presence on rising.
Insteadthe abomination of desolation
"Seems as if I was just a frame-work
with nothing inside," said the poor
man. moving about the chaotic kitchen
in a hushed manner, like a person at a
funeral; "the pith is all knocked out of
IJut notwithstanding this alarming
internal condition, by dint of burning
three fingers he succeeded in making a
lumpy hasty pudding for ' breakfast,
and a cup of coffe, which by reason of
the large amount of fish skin that set
tled it, bore an unpleasant resemblance
to chowder. As he was sitting at this
frugal repast his sister Phebe flounc
"Has Laviny left you, Reuben? It
Mr. Ilincle nodded his head solemn
ly, his mouth being not available just
then, as tin organ of speech.
"The worst is her own," stormed
Miss Miebe, raining a shower of hair
pins from her falling chignon. "I guess
we shan't die on her account." -
This reflection seemed to convey no
consolation to Mr.' Ilincle.
"You never felt right towards La
viny." said ho sorrowfully. "I 'don't
lay this up agin her,-her clearing out.
I blame it on to Miss Niddlins. She
always had a dreadful faculty for on
setting Lavina." '
.Miss Phebe had a contemptous nose,
turned upward at the end like a sled
runner. It curled higher at this re
mark. "I wish tou had some of my spirit,
Reuben Ilincle," said she, coiling up
her back hair, with a rapid, circular
motion, as if she were winding herself
up, "If you had, you wouldn't go nigh
Lavina for one while. She's contrary,
and dcieiid upon it, she'll be a great
deal more apt to come back if you
don't tetise her. I'll keep house for you,
so don't you be a mite concerned."
Ilinkle groaned in answer. As dough
is without yeast, so was ho without
Laviny. "He needed her to keep him
up," he said pathetic-ally, and though
tortures would not have wrung from
her the confession, it was equally true
that Laviny needed him to keep her
down. Some leaven is safest hidden
in its three measures of meal! Cer
tainly in her husband's presence, Mrs.
Ilinkle had been a patient (iriselda
compared to what she now was, freed
f ton home restraints. She fretted and
fumed in an explosive manner, raiding
an unwonted fennentatlou in the Tripp
household. She hated his folks; she
hated .Reuben for not hating them;
she hated herself for having borne
their inteference so long, and declared
she had not "the temper of a fly"
which, indeed, w:ts quite true. Rut as
the week wore on without bringing the
coveted vision of her husband to her
feet, the effervescence of her mood was
fast subsiding., when the rumor that
Miss Phebe was wielding her domestic
sceplre agitated it anew. Pretty work
it was, to be crowded out of her own
home by his folks! She knew now why
Reuben" did not come. They had been
setting him against her. What if he
should never come ? For the first time
this thought intruded itself, and in her
anguish she nought relief in the cam
phor bottle. What right had Phebe in
her kitchen, solacing Reuben with de
lectable cookery, when he should have
been hungering in solitude after his
wife? She declared such conduct
would provoke a saint, though she did
not give her authority for this convic
tion. One thing was sure. PJiebe
should not have the washing of her
teaspoons, and without delay, Mrs.
Ilinkle sent a juvenile Tripp to remove
these and other personal valuables,
choosing the dinner hour for the errand
that the scenic effect might be greater.
When Mr. Ilinkle was forced to stir
his tea with a fork, perhaps he would
be in more haste to conciliate his wife!
The plan was well laid; but it failed
in the execution through the tardiness
of little Joe, who, having a woodchuck
to attend to on the way, did not reach
his uncle's till the remains of the din
ner lay cold on the pantry shelf, and
Mr. Hinkle was half a mile away at
his afternoon plowing.
Miss Phebe sent the spoons obedient
ly, inwardly resolved that Reuben
should not know of this proof of "La
viny's ugliness," for she was well aware
that only her own repeated assur
ances that Lavina would soften
toward him, if ieft to himself, had
kept him passive thus far.
"Seem's if I wasn't doing the hand
some thing not to go nigh her," he of
ten said. I wonder whether or no she
ain't counting on my fetching her?"
"If she comes with her free will
she'll be. likely to stay put." Miss Phe
be would answer-; "b.ut you try to drive
her, ami you know, what Laviny is."
Mr. Ilinkle did know, unfortunately,
and, knowing, schooled himself to pa
tient waiting. ,
Thus tLe days were on, and he plod
ded through the spring work, cheered
a little in spite of - himself .by Miss
Phebe's earnest efforts at making him
comfortable, while Laviny, fortified
and then alarmed by his non-appearance,
worried herself into a course &f
exasperating' sick hesaches. and.'ja
everv 3nri sl .ut Cut the E'lrdgV: f."or
' a t -w. iiSfti--- titu
- -. .
the house oi the Tripp. In the intdst
of paint-scrubbing Mrs. Tripps found
no leisure to devote , to her com
plaining sister, left one of her
children to wait upon her. Mrs. Hinkle
felt abused. When had Keuben been
too busy to bathe her aching .temples?
Little Joe made her nervous as a witch
and one day she told him so, and a rm
ment after had the satisfaction of
hearing him say to his mother in the
kitchen that he "couldn't get along
with Aunt Lavina, nohow."
"WhV, that was just wha Reuben
had saitl Reuben, who had never spo
ken hastily to her in her life! Was she
an uncomfortable person to live with?"
"'T ain't in the power of mortal man
to get along with you, L-viny." The
words came back' to her with the start
ling force of a proof text, and haunted
her afterward continually.
It must have been in rhubarb time,
for dandelion greens had gone by, when
pnq morning little Joe rushed in with
the terrible tidings that "Uncle Reu
ben had fell kerchunk from a beam in
Mrs. Hinkle tore the bandages from
her head and started up.
"Where's my bonnet, Susan? I'm
"Maybe he isn't badly injured. Wait
till we hear further," urged Mrs. Tripp.
"I tell you I'm going home, Susan
Tripp! Where's my bonnet?" - ami
snatching it up by "the string, Mrs.
Hinkle sprang into the wagon just va
cated by her nephew, and drove away
at a doctor's pace.
Little Joe turned a series of somer
saults, and then lay writhing on tho
grass in a fit of uncontrollable giggling.
"Didn't Aunt Laviny streak it?"
shouted he, "And Uncle Reuben
wasn't hurt a mite, but she wouldn't
let me tell her! Tee-hee-hee !"
Yet, though no bones were broken by
the fall, it is a fact that Mr. Hinkle
found his two hundred pounds avoir
dupois considerably shaken, ami he was
actually, according to his wife's predic
tion, "camping dow n on the lounge in
his boots," when opening his eyes, they
rested on her frightened face in the
"Why, bless your heart! come right
in, Laviny," said he. And she went in
and shut the door.
Five minutes afterwards, as Miss
Phebe lifted the latch, she heard her
"1 know I have hectored yon aw
fully, Reuben, but I do mean to live
peaceably now and put up with your
And Reuben answered heartily; I
ltaven't blamed you a bit, Laviny. I
knowed 'twas Miss Niddins' work. Rut
alter we'd lived together so long, she
might have let us be till Clod divorced
The Old Countess; or, The Two
Proposals', by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens,
is the Sequel to "Lord Hopes Choice,"
and has just been published by T. B.
Peterson & Brothers, 'Philadelphia, Pa.,
and will meet with a very large sale,
for Mrs. Stephens stands at the head
of our American novelists, always
teaching a good moral, and writing in
a fascinating manner. The scenes and
characters in "The Old Countess," are
laid in England. The principal char
acters are The Old Countess of Carset,
and the Hopes, of Oakhurst- Park.
The Hope family consists of the father,
mother, and one step-daughter. This
daughter goes by the name of Lady
Clara; but subsequent developments
prove that the night her father sup
posed ho took her from the burning
tenement house in New York, he took
by mistake another foster-child of Mrs.
Yates instead. Still, this is not sus
pected or proved till the close of the
narrative. Lady Clara wanting a com
panion of her own age, gives her grand
mother, The Old Countess of Carset,
an opportunity of inviting - Caroline
Brum (who is the real Lady Clara) to
become her guest. In this way she is
again thrown in contact with Lord
Hilton; and. after the ball, which is
given in honor of the Hopes, and which
was to have proclaimed Lady Clara
stde heiress to Hope Castle, the old lady
dies. Mrs Yates then returning from
America, with proofs of the murder,
and her avowing that the present Lady
Hope had cominito.i the deed, makes
other unmistakable developments that
set them all in their right placca.
Caroline is told, in the presence of all,
that she i Lady Clara, ami that euthe
night of the fire, her father took the
supposed Lady Clara by mistake. La
dy Hope becomes so overwhelmed that
she seizes the ioignard from Mrs.
Yates's hand, and uses again the fatal
weapon upon herself. All things being
set right, and Mr. Closs being near at
hand, and wanting only an opportunity
of securing his prize, prooses at once
that there shall be a doubls wedding
Lord. Hilton marrying Lady Cl;u'a. and
Mr. Closs, Caroline. After this, the
former settle down upon their elegant
es;iits; in England, and Mr. and Mrs.
Closs come to America, where the firm
of Brown fc Closs is widely known ami
respected; and thus ends a very thrill
ing, powerful, and interesting novei.
"The Old Countess," is issued in a large
duodecimo volume, at the low price of
$1.75 in cloth, or 1.50 in paper cover;
and copies will be ser;;y mail, to any
place iMist-paid, by the Publishers, on
receipt of price. All of Mrs. Ann S.
Stephens' Books, comprising "The Old
Countess," "Lcrd Hope's Choice," "The
Reigning Belie," "A Noble Woman,"
"Palaces and Prisons," "Married in
Haste," "Fashion and Famine," "Wives
and Widow?," "Rtby Gray's Sucgy,"
"TLr Curse of Gold." "Mabel's Mistake,"
."Doubly False," "The Soldier's Or
phans," "Silent Struggles," 'The Wife's
Secret." "The Rejected Wife " iary
Derwent," "The Old ITor-ptead,- "Tho
Ileire,-" ui-TheGoid Brick," twenty
in ail, are put up. in eb set 15. ?.
tiff l or yVld lr lAOTCCO
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j set and are published by. T. R. Peterson
j& 'Rrothers, No. 800 Chestnut street,
Philadelphia Pa., who will send a set
to any one, to tiny place, per express,
freight paid, on receipt of price.
BRET II ARTE.
Some ten years ago, Thomas Starr
King, then unknowingly near the end
of his wioit but noUe nd glowing life,
was gnidihg an acquaintance through
the dingy, gold-strewn recesses of the
Government Mint building iu San
Francisco. Pausing before entering
the Secretary's Jittlo office, he said:
"Now I want you to meet a young man
who will be heard of far and.wiikj
sonw of these days." The visitor went
in and was introduced to Francis Bret
Hartc, then Secretary of the Branch
Mint. Wc all know how the later ca
reer qf i lie yotip.g writer has more than
justified the .-.ffectionate. pretiii.iion of
Starr King; for, since that day, Bret
Harte's fame has, to borrow the lan
guage of his admiring fierman trans
lator, "extended from the coasts of the
Pacific Ocean to the English coast of
the North Sea." "His works have
drawn hearts to him wherever the lan
gui&e of hil;5pcare, of Milton, and
Byron is spoken." From ' Her liner's
The June number of Harper's llc.(ja:
ziae opens the Forty-seventh Volume
under-most brilliant auspices. The
number contains sixty-seven eugrav
ings, and all its illustrated articles,
with one exception, relate to our own
The May number
pleasant sketch of
contained a. very
a yachting trip
In the current
among tho Azores,
number a beautifully
do, by II. D. Jan es, on "Cheap Yacht
ing," gives pen and pencil pictures of
tho interesting localities about Buz
zard's Bay. The beauties of cheap
yachting are graphically pftrayed by
the writer, who shows that the, expense
of a delightful yachting trip "need be
no greater than that of board at ordi
nary, unfashionable watering-placts-"
Through Mr. Lossing's pen, and the
kindness .of Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet,
of New York, who has placed in the
artist's hands his rare pictures from
the celebrated Lord Rawdon collection,
we have a very interesting paper enti
tled "The Martinis of Hastings in
Amenca." Facsimiles are given of
these pictures, which give accurate
views of Boston and New York a cen
tury ago; of the Bunker Hill battle
field just after the conflict; of the
burning of Chark-slown; and of other
scenes and incidents connected with
Miss Constance F. Wool son contrib
utes a very entertaining paper, excel
lently illustrated, on the "Wine Lslands
of Lake Eric." Among other things,
she tells the thrilling story of Beall's
A very charatertistic article, giving
the details of a tour in the Harz Moun
tains, or "Toy-country" in Germany,
with nearly, thirty novel illustrations
of character and scenery. Is contributed
by Henry Blackburn, formerly Editor
of London Society.
Charles Nordoff answers the ques
tion, "What shall we do with Scroggs?"
by advocating the conversion of Alaska
into a penal colony, under military rule.
Whatever may be thought of this
project, no one can read Mr. Nordhoff's
exposition of thi e-iis connected with
our present system of prison manage
ment, without feeling convinced of the
necessity of some immediate and thor
Another installment is given of "Re
collections of an Old Stager," in which
futhcr instances are given of the prev
alence of gambling in former times
among Congressmen and other prom
inent men in "Washington.
Miss Thackeray's "Old Iic-i3iiji,on"
and Wilkie Collins's "New Magdalen,"
are concluded in this number, and two
strong short stories are given "A Song
in many keys," by the late Miss Caro
line Chesebro, and "Ebb and Flow," by
Harriet Prescott Spofford. Charles
Rcadc's serial, "A Simpleton," Ls con
tinued. Miss. II. R. Hudson contributes an
other excellent illustrated poem, "To
morrow. i'ocms are also given by
Bayard Taylor, William C. Richards,
ami Carl Spencer.
Ladies can, in the present state of
civilization, either buy their switches
to match their hair, or dye their hair
to match their switches.
Gov. Jewell has apointed Friday
for a day of fasting, humi'iatioii rrrd
prayer. Posters for raffles neatly pilot
ed at this cilice IhuiLury Nttrn.
The Con rfcr-J 011 rnnl says that the
Kentucky Legislature is "a settin an'
sett in, an' doin' notlun' like a hen on
a iMircelain egg." .
CluUhag'v di.gs are great epicures
They won't cat beef when they can get
live" babies. This fastidiousness seri
ously affects tlc iw ""tli of povkd-ion
Trie local editor of a Natchez, paper
lell asleep while crossing tne river in a
ferry-boat, the other da-, an t xhen he
awoke he owed the company 818.70 at
.ten c.0is m iuzS
Journalism is getting more and more
courteous daily. The Sedalia, Mo.,
; Jlazaar brries thhat&it a&diagnaa
! ittiCrusly congratulates a rival on the
i purchase of a new nrew, '
The "Housekeeper's Association" of
Podg.5 Co, Sviir-s t: hao gone o wort
in ike right way. ' The subject of dis
cussion at their last meeting was "Can
housekeeping be'reduced to a system?
and one or two very good articles fronj
the letter basket were read on tho
subject. "Tho easiest method 1 ' cf
washing," was decided on as the "topio
for their next liiec-iing.
Boston school girls play foot-hall,
and lintl it better for striped stocking
than even croquet. 1 ' '
Oirls scarcely ten years of age work
in the Lawrence Mills from half past
a o'clock in tho morning till 10 o'clock
at night. .
The enterprising vagabond who 4
organlv.ing a brass baud of twenty
women, says that if they learn half a
many airs as they put on, tbe experU
niont cannot fail to Lie a sucl cs. '"
A well -bred woman never hears an
inipertiner t remaik, A kind of
discreet deafness saves oiiei lidm in
sult, from much blame, and from not
a little connivance iu dishonorable
Respecting the frills now bo popular,,
they may be single, double, or triple,
cither of lace, lineu, or muslin, .accord
ingto the occasion and costume fo
whi.'-h tl;ey intended, and jiPh worn
with a higli or open body at pleasure. '
Nothing can bo more becoming with
the fashionable hih coiffures' than th6
standing collar of the material of the
dress, v, ith full cambric or lace fraiso
Young ladies are always asking
what flirting is. It is simpfy making
yourself agreeable. Flirts are always
pretty, have big heailt, ad'V'l'!" oreA
caught you'll find them worth a dozen
iccberg-y girls, who are only useful a$
ice ere apt freezers. "''
The shoe-heel is hereafter to be mntj
upon the idea of common pc;nso ';iml
common comfori, park makej tho
move, and of course the fa;-hlc'nabj.
world will follow. The heel will bi
low and made as near as possible lik
the natural heel. ' '
Scotch Barley Broth. The boiljug
of a joint of mutton; put a teacupf!!
of pearl baric-, a whole onion, 'carrot
and turnips cut into dice ; xalt .'nd rap
per to taste, simmer slowly for" llixVi
hours, then add plenty of chopped
parsley. Tho scrag end of a rv.k r.f
1 iiC Uioiu. ii a
the meat served in it.
A sheep s heftc;
makes capital broth. '
A Correspondent closing a notice cf
life in Vienna expresses his deep
admiration of the Viennese g'Js. "li.
fact, under twenty-live theje 'are fit
ugly oiks; wl.i!" for every third young
lady one meets, one's heart jump:
down into one's boots. They" "ajt
mostly fair, with the cleaiesf of corr
plexions, beautjfujl nair, and'Liilihg
eyes; and the same remarks apply
equally for the servants. Lhavo beck
in many capitals, but I was never st
completely prostrated by appearance
tis I am here. Jlule ; 1
Daughters. An intelligent writer
says; "It is not possible to overesti
mate the advantages whiet ' w.guld
result from men in trades and profes
sior$ aUoWji;g their daughters smt
participation in the work.of their daily
lives. What girls" want is a larger
observation of the world, and a deeper
knowledge of human pb.tic .
There are few of our 'merchants iui
manufacturers and professional meri
who could not largely avail theis.elve&
of the services of their iducutnl
competent daughter; a;i ii ' &cl)
service could be rendered generally
available, it is not too much to say
that a wider and more fertile tiociai
life would arise for Lanird. Men'.
occupations would in no sense be pf
judiced, whilst women would at one
find that outlet for their facrCts for
which many of them have been so lonjj
striving: A certain responsibility vonhj
increase tLeir fco-lf reliamv. "' A capa'cl
ty fi.f earning Would remove. HhJp
sense of dependence; a hnite occu
pation would bring both health nWd.
cheerfulness; antl and the larget V-xv
periences of life would eive forco find
i'omiK(Hfkfc3 Lo their meidaJ charac
ter." An Arab Tradition.
"This tradition, which I tell you.
said Rais Uassein, "is many centuries
old. It states tliaf tlf-e v."v, ii Parai.
disc, a temple ouht oT'preci'oua ' itgncr.fc
Men dare not utter its splendors. Deep,
in the mid.st of the palms of Eden' it
stood, angel built a daz-ziCgiai.ctVry
Our first parents sang their vespep
songs in the twilight shadows "of. ito.
courts; for there were piiUrtd balls',,
ami cloisters of emerald and pVarT,
where fou..I:uiu f-xrang aloft in the si
lent noon; and long. Uuninouu .vo-tiii
where, hand in hand, those two first
lovers walked in sinless bra.'l7, jtV
there v.ere pT?i,,ac and domes 'of
sapphire, blazing in the VD!'tl t y
day. ami glittering in the starlight by
night. From court and terrace wr.t
welled out, and iris-crcfted tirades
fell tlown te- aooI shady dells ejf
asphodel below; for the temple w'a'a
placed far within the privacies of that
valley .of JJu if, v hemx- tLe four river,
flovu eastward. Howetex, 11 U1v
late! upon the day that Adam fell, thU
glorious temple was shattered into ':
million fragments, antl thova. .vyo-if.
cast over all th? Mttii.'"Ili;se frag,
ments we low light upon aid" g&eher
up with 'cost and care, antl v-all them
riiTdcs, emeralds sapphires, and d!.
monds; but they are, after ijj rcrty "fh
spl;r.ters of that fdnraeva-1 p'alaee, Tfc
Sims t splt-ndors and the diadems -f
of princes, the Milky Way in tliCLfcaiV
ens and the spray that sarkies in f. '.;
enta: glercent ci a maiden's' hair, arn,
alike", but' the costly dust of that l3).
sanctuary the sad remeojbraj:cCii r,.f a.
departed Eden.''0;;cra(f ' llon'-fty
for Mau. """"' ' ' ' " "'
A Lawrence man was afraid that lip
vould forget the icn esmmariJLrkc-ntSL
do he 'stole a Bibja from ia ctorcb, ih'i
fee might bare therj (rt tjanl tTr3 K
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