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Plattsmoufch, Nebraska, Thursday, Julie 12, 1873.
j CxTitA C-.rTR.s or tii ie llKiiAi.t" fr sile by HI
j. Mtrcnciu. at me rosi t mice, ami u. r. luDO
pon, conn r of M;iln and hif'ti Sti-; ,
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CAM. M. CHA rilAN Attorney at Law and
k-' Solicitor tn Chaucerv, Flattsmouth. Neb.
Office in Fitzgerald's Block. - -
hf ,B. KKF.SE. Attorney at Law. Offlreon
j Main Street, over Chapman's Dm 2 Store.
Special attention givea to collection of Claims.
I--. SI." WHEILIR, ' J. W. 8TIXCHCOMB.
Wlieeler & Stlnchcomb,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
49-iy riattsmouth. Nebraska.
f ARQUETT, SMITH & STARBTRI. Attor--,i
neys at LAW. Practice in all the courts of
the State. Special attention given to collections
and matters of l'roliate. ,
Office over the Post Office, riattsmouth. Neb.
T "R. LIVINGSTON, I'hystclan and Surgeon,
Tenders his professional services to the
citizens of Cass conntv. ftcsidencc southeast
comer of Oak and Sixth streets ; office on Main
f reet, one door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
TW. RAWLINS. Surroon and riiyir!ahi
Late Surgeon-in-l'hicf of the Ariiiv of the
Potomac. Plattsmouth, Nebraska. OiT.ce at O.
F. Johnson's Uriijr Stor. Main street.
TTnKELER f BENNETT Ileal Ftate nr.d
" Tapavlnfr Aeents. Notaries lubiie. Fire
and Life Insurance Agents, Flattsinouth. Neb.
PlIELrS FAINK -Oencral Insurance Ajrent,
Represents some of the most reliable Com
panies 111 the United States. jan7-wtf
BROOKS HOUSE, .
- JOHN FITZGERALD, IToprietor.
Main Street, between Fifth & Sixth.
CIIEISEL, Proprietor: Have recently been
repaired ami placed In thorough runiiim;
Order, toty' Bushtls of Wheat wanted imme
iately fot- which the highest market price will
Abstract of TIllc.
THE NUMERICAL SYSTEM The best in use
For descriptive circular-., address,
vr aLuks. BLACKMAR & CO..
GIIEEN1I0USE AND BEDDING
; . TEANTS.
T1m and monev saved by ordering of me. I
tave tbe largest and best co'.leetfou of Plants
ever oiTexed lor saie in the West. Cata'.otrues
tree. Sweet Potato. Cabbage. Tomato, aud oth
er Plants for sale in their season. ,
Address W. J. I1LSSEP, rhilusmouta. Neb.
FINE ABT GAl.IiERY.
fyrhoTocrapns. Ambrotypes and copies
fiun eld pictures, plain or colored, either in ink
water or oil. All w'i k neatly executed and war
ranted to tfive satisfii' li-.n.
. - V. V.-LEONARD. Artist.
10-tf Main St., Flaiwjnouth. Neb.
NEW DRUG STORE-
' WAKPLVO WAIKB, JIB.
T. L. POTTER,
. STATION ICR V. NOTION 6,
CIGARS AND TO
BACCO. Ij. GOLDING,
. 'i; Dealer In
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS. HATS,
CAPS. BOOTS. SHOES. TRl'NikS,
VALISES. CARPET BAGS,
&c, ic, &e.
One of the oldest and most Reliable Horses
In riattsmouth. Main street, between I uurlii
t-EEiIEMCER THE PLACE.
27 EV STYLES.
E. L. ELSTER,
I ta receipt of the Cnest and
CASStMERKS. CI.OTHS. VESTINGS. SCOTCn
GOODS, IRIs.lI Fl:lESES, &c.
In fact, the larccst and best assortment of
Cloths ever brought to this city, which I am
prepared to make up iu the Latest Styles. Call
anaeamiue Ootids. aprilis.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
Dress axd cloak maker.
Rooms three doors wcit of Brooks House.
CUTTING AND FITTING
Msde a speclaltv.
t- Patterns of all kinds constantly on hand
J: W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SALE, & LIVERY STABLE.
Main street, riattsiuouth, Neb.
I am prepared to accommodate the public
ami a No. 1 Uearse.
On short notice and reasonab!e terms. A
Hack will run to the Steamboat landing, Depot
and si! parts of the city when ilesired.
New Lumber Yard.
Having opened a Lumber Yard at Ltisville
I will keep uu baud all kiuus of
Latnber, jLilt j
Doors. Blinds. .
Shingles, Sah, &c,
" ., tic, &c, 4.0.
Pf I will also deal In all kinds of Grain, lor
which I will ray the highest market price. .
E. NO YES.
Lftilsvllle. '-4'- - - Nebraska.
CIIAS. X. TIFFAXY,
MT. PLEASANT, NEB.
Begs lertve to inform the farmers of
Cass County that he keel's a good No. 1
one mile north of Mt. Pleasant.
All kinds of Iron AVork attended to.'
Wagons rep'aired. Farm Implements,
carefully mendeiL Lowest. x?xit, and
fill wort done on shcrrrfiotice;
Grairi received.!', ayment. Give
file a trial.- "'; N"V Tixfany,'
T. W. Tipfon. Brownville ..T. S. Senator.
P. W. HHcbcock. Omaha V. S. Senator.
L. Crounse. Ft. Calhoun Representative.
K. W, Furnas. lirownvUlo.-. Governor.
J. J: Gosper, Lincoln ...Sec'y of State.
J. B. Weston, Beatrice Auditor.
II. A. Koni, Columbus Treasurer.
J. K. Webster. Crete; Att'y Gen.
J. il. McKenzle, Lincoln. . .Sup't Pub. Instruc'n.
OC3. B. Lake, Omaha Chief Justice.
Daniel f Jantt. Nebraska City, AwocKte Just's
baniucl Maxwell, l'latw th, f Aasotiate just f .
R. R. Livingston
City f 'lerk.
1 'Helps 1 ame
J. V. Haines Polite Judge.
Miles Morgan Marshal.
D.N- JoUusou Street Commissioner.
Fikst Wp.n. J. Fltiienild, II. S. Newman.
SKfOSD Waki. .1. Vvaymau. C. Nichols..
Thiku Waki. K. C. Cushiiu;, Thos. Pollock.
i'ouHi'U Ward. It. Vivian, L. F. Johnson.
II. F. Ellison
W. U Hobbs
. County Clerk.
...Sup't Pub. Instruct'n.
U. W. Wise....
J;u'i Vallery, i
r. (. larKe.
J. W. Thomas..
BAPTIST On the correr of Main and Ninth,
Hrv. T. J. Arnold, pastor. Residence on Main
between loth and lith. Services every Sabbath
at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at ft'-i a.m.
I'ravcr meetioif every Wednesday evening..
CHRISTIAN Service in Consrearation Church
at 11 a. in. and : :ni p. 111. Corner of Icust
and Slh streets. Cordial invitation extended to
ail clashes to attend.
Corner Vine and Third streets.
. R. (; raves. Services every Sunday at
oO a. 111. and 7 p. in. Sunday school at p 111.
CATHOLIC North side of Public Sfjuare, Rev.
Fattier ih.bal. First Mass ever' Sabbath at
S-.TO a. m.. Second Mass and sermon at Jo-jo,
VesiK-rs and Beneilieiiou at 3-30 p. m. Mass at
8 a. 111. every week day.
THIRST PRESBYTERI AN North si.le of Main
1 street, west of th. Rev. W. T. Bartle ; Ser
vices everv Sabbath at 11 a. m. and ii-;jo p. 111.
Sabbat li School at ;-:! a. in. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
ATETlIomsT EPISCOPAL West side of fit h
street south of Main
Services every Sabbath at 10-30 a. m. ami 7 p. m.
Praver meelinj; everv Thursday evening. Class
iiiee'tins every Monday eveiuiur and immedi
ately after cloe of SabOath nioruini; services.
Subbath School at 2-.
SONTAG den 24 September hat die Deutsche
Ev. Luth. Gei'ielnUs in ihretii Schidhaus vor
mitt.'urs um 11 Uiir Gotteoiiienst. Ueherhaupt
findct derselbe von jetzt an re-r'-ltnaessiir alle 14
Taicestatt. Minister. Rev. L. Ilannawald.
Miiibatb school at 1 p. in.. Prof. d'Aucmand,
T O. O. F. Reeular meetine of Plat
x' No. 7. I. O. O. V. everv Thursday cvenini? at
Odd Fellows' Hall. Transient Brothers are cor
dially invited to visit.
A. d 'ALLE II AN D, N. G.
M. n. IIatjiaway, Sc.
T O. O. F. PLATTSVtOt'Tn ESCAMPMKN'T No.
0. Itcaiar Convocation's tbe 2.1 aud 4th
Fric'.av's oi each month at Odd Fellows' Hall
corr.ir.:d ntid Main streets. Transient Fatri
arclis cordially invited to visit.
H. NEWilAN, C. P.
E. E. CtrsxiNOHAU, Scribe.
MASONIC Pi ATrsMotrrn Lodce No. b. A.
F. & A. M. h"-jruiar meetings at their Ifa'.l
t?ie first and third Monday evenings of each
month. Transient brethren invited t visit.
R. R. LIVINGSTON, W. M.
A. d'Att-EMASD, Sec.
A r.trOY I OLGE No. K. A. F. & A. M. Rsm
I.ar meeting fct Macoy HalL, first and third
Frld-ivs J. N. WISE, W. M.
J. it. BEARDSLET. See.
VERRASKA CHAPTER No 3. R. A. M. Rec--'
ular Convocations second aud fourth Tues
day eveuiiiTs of each month at 7S o'clock p. in.
K. IL LIVINGSTON, n. P.
II. NutvjiAV, Sec.
O. G. T. OLIVE BRANCTT. No. 2. TT. Elli
son. M. W. C. T.. C. W. Kinc. W. Sec. T.
W. Shryock. I.odne Deputy, meets at Clark &
Pluniiiier's Hall every 1 uesday evening. Trav
elling Templars respectfully iuvitedi
rpURXVEREIN'. The Turtle r Siciety meets at
-1 Tiirners' Hail In Guthmait Bioek, on the
first and third "Wednesdays fit each month.
Weekbamsli : Treasurer tins. Rcin-
backle ; First Turnwart Wm. Hesler ; Sec
ond Tuj nwori Geo. Karger ; Warden John
Purissima et Optima.
SjTUAf ill ,
This nnrivslld Medicine i warranted not to
contain a single jarl icle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance, but is
For forty yea n it has proved its jrre.at value
In all disea.se of the Liver, BoweN and Kidneys
Thousands of the pood and ereat in all part of
the country vouch for its wonderful and peculiar
lower in purtfln:r the Hood, stimulating the
torpid liver an. I bowel, and imparling new life
ami vijror to the whole system. Simmons' Liv
er Regulator is acknowledged to have no equal
It contain four medical element, never unit
ed in the same happy proportion in any other
E reparation, viz ; a gi'inle Cathartic, a wonder
11I Tonic, an uii-execptior.able Alterative and a
certain Corrective of all impurities of the body.
Such sitrna! sucee:; has attended its use, that 'it
is no regarded as the
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for Liver Complaint and the painful offspring
thereof. to-wit : Oyspepsia. Constipalioti,
lepresion of Spirits, Sour Stomach, ljeart
Burn. .c. Sc.
Regulate the liver and prevent
CHILLS AND FEVER.
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Price S. by mail 1.C5 f Philadelphia Pa.
Forstleby J. . BultGry,
Jan4-wly Plattsmouth. Neb.
Buying tour eenhonse and
Picnic G aniens.
"T)ONT send East for Plants when von can pet
Just as good for less money nearer iiome.
To mv imiiterous friends and putrans I would
say that 1 have the l.uvest and best stK-k of
plants ever offered for sale in tlife Westj aud
at reasonable prw.
Bo sure and seud fr my
Scr Descriptive CdtSLiosHe.
yhich will be sent free to ail wh6' apVIv ior it.
Then cire me your orders, and I fetl confident I
1 en satisfy you.'
w. J. ftr.RSF.R;
THE SLEEPING GIRL.
FULL AND COMPLETE IIIST0SY
OF THE MOST SINGULAR CASE
OF MODERN TIMES.
Her liomc, Diet, and Habits when
Awake A thorough Diagnosis.
From the Memphis Arpeal.
"The Sleeping Beauty of West Ten
nersee" is already of no little notoriety
abroad, but the many, publications
made of this strangely affected person
are regarded as fictions, awl like the
stories of romance founded on the af
fliction of some eccentric individual.
As a phenomenal subject, whether per
taing to physical misfortune, or. an ab
normal psj-chological condition, this
sleeping beauty presents a study which
perplexes the highest medical skill
and mystifies the .investigations of the
most eminent scholars.
MISS SUSAN GODSEY
resides in Obion County West Tennes
see, about twelve mik'3 from Memphis
and Louisville Railway, where her
parents have lived for thirty years,
moving there from the middle part of
this State. It will be twenty-four
years next July since this person was
first afnicted. When eight years of age
she was attacked with chills, and a new
physician, who had. recently come to
the neighborhood, was called in to treat
her. lie tried several remedies but
failed to restore the child's health
abondoned further treatment of his
patient until Aug. 1, 1849. Finding
his remedies unavailing, the physician
administered ariose of medicine which
he afterward said was a composed cf
ether, morphia, laudanum and strichnia.
The ghi's father followed the physician
from the room and asked: "What do
you think of Susie this morning?" To
which he replied t "The dose that I
have given her will either kill or cure
her, and if either of us had taken it
we would have been in hell inside of
half an hour. The father, trembling
with astonished terror, and maddened
by the demon words of " murderous
quackery, assaulted the physician and
beat him severely. In haif an hour
from the time the medicine was ad
ministered the girl fell into the abnor
mal condition which has been the sub
ject 'of much satisfactory study and
juzzle to physicians. Her condition is
one in which the phenomena are so
unusual that there is no case on record
approaching it, and her existence has
not much of that life which humanity
enjoys, for it is composed of one dark
unconscious slumber, interspersed with
no visions of fancy, and no dreams of
beauty and light, illustrating in its
dread gloom what the Roman meant
believing sleep itself so near akin to
e pallida mors At surtset each day
shl,"tn,rTrSres irom this dreamless sleep,
the time of returning consciousness
being the same, even to a second every
morn. The effort she makes seems
like one coming from death to lif? for
the waking is accompanied by a severe
contortion of the features, difficulty in
hrriithinfT nrid n. frntvn. indtc:it intr
ltrti j'tftiu. A111111 iici u. iv 1 i 1 1 111-
ment3 her respiration Is regular and
natural, and her voice is soft and very
pleasant in its tones. Beginning at
sun up, she awakes every hour until 12
o'clock, noon, and remains awake only
six minutes. While asleep she breathes
but once in six minutes, the respiration
being accompanied by a violent shaking
of the head, and the inspiration, as it
were, being characterized by a rapid
succession of humming sounds, like
tltst of a cvlinder valve, varying in
number from eleven to fifteen, by 1
which she inflates her lungs. When j
the sounds reach fifteen each succes- j
sive effort decreases .until reduced to j
the number eleven, when she awakes
suddenly, in the above-mentioned man-
ner. During the interval of six min
utes between her breathing, not the
slightest indication of pulsation can be
felt, and the softest down applied to
her nose shows no sign of moisture.
'There is, at all times, asleep or awake,
a nervous twitching of the body, as if
the nerves and organs were uneasy and
r stlcss by the ciucd clasp of strange
fate. During these cataleptic states
nothing will arouse her or break the
dread enchantment of her unconscious
sleep. A week or so ago while in this
condition she was thrown violently
from i wagon, and the fall did not
break her awful slumber nor was she
conscious of the concussion, although
severely bruised. Vion awakening at
the "regular hour she complained of
soreness -in the limbs, but does not A
know the cause or time of its recep
tion. 'To show" her utter insensibility
to every physical impression, she was
once before the St. Louis college of
physiciaus who used every means, even
of "a cruel kind, suc h as pins, 'fire-heat,
as well as the various known chemical
expedients, to arouse her from this
state of chronic anaesthesia. But every
remedy failed and she was insensible
to every application, afterward when
awake complaining very much of sore
ness. The body retainel the rough
treatment inilicted by the Esculapians
of the experiential science, but the
mind knew it not. She was so severe"
ly injured that she could hardly endure
the travel necessary to reach home.
She wakes only twelve tiiries for five
minutes during every twenty-four
hours, which is one hour every da-.
She wakes first at sun-up or G o'clock
in the morning; then every hour until
12 noon. After this she wakes first at
3 o'clock in the evening; second at 6,
then at 9, and again at 12 o'clock mid
night. From this time she wakes at 3
and 0' o'clock in the morning, thence
every hour until 12 o'clock noon, which
she ha3 Continued to do for twenty-four
years. The time of her wakings, as
before stated, are regular, even to a
second; and every Wednesday morn
ing precisely at 10 o'clock she lias a se
vere spa.-;in, lasting a few minutes,
during which she requires several per
sons to hold her.
Her diet consists of cotTee, a little
rice, bread and milk, the two last arti
cles of ftfo'd leing eaten at 12 o'clock.
Another peculiar feature of her condi
tion is, that she has never had an appe
tite since her prostration, and her food
is always suggested by her mother.
Owing to the total denial of exercise,
her system, requires but little food,
which is never relished. Her beauty
is of no mean type. Sire has a singu
larly sweet countenance, clear com
plexion, penetrated with blueish veins;
ller nose has nothing distinctive in its
shape or expression. It is well shaped
and, in fact, the wholo expression of
her face is pleasing.- ller eyes are
Larjp; and they do not tprtrk!e
with that intense brilliancy which
flashes from those of the maniac, have
rather the calm, soft beam of resigna
tion and piety which we would expect
to find in a Magdelene. But there is a
glance of intelligence, in those eyes
which once seen will not be forgotten.
Her hair is a dark brown color, and
she takes great pride in having it com
bed and nicely arranged. At one time
ber locks were of glossy luxuriance,
but came out last summer in conse
quence or tever. inougn snut out
from the beauties, the joys and pleas
ures of life, she is not exempt from
ordinary diseases to which others are
liable. She has had the measles and
also the whooping-cough. . Violent as
were the unnatural dilation . of the
glottis, they were hot sufficient to
disturb her sleep,, during which stato
the coughing Was not so violent as
when awake Her usual weight is
ninety-five pounds, though recent neu
ralgic affections have reduced this
fifteen pounds. Her age is 34, but her
face looks like that of a maiden of
sweet sixteen. During her state of
insesibility she lies on her rigTit ' side,
and no effort can change this posit 1011.
If turned bv physical violence to the1
left, her muscles immediately rebound
her like coiled springs to the other. In
stantly upon awakening she turns Oh
her left vide as if to rest. In conse
quence of retaining the same position
so long her left anil is paralyzed up to
the elbow, and is destitute of sensi
bility, though above this the limb is
sensitive. All of her functions are
regular in their operations as those of
a well nerson. Awaking she instinct-
ivly catches her right wrist with her
left hand as sjie turns on her back, and
rests the right hand on her breast.
Since her affliction her fingernails and
and toenails have never grown, and are
the same as -if petrified in her early
girlhood. This peculiarity is all the
more strance when it i3 remembered
that her hair has grown as luxuriantly.
and regularly as a healthy person s,
and known that she lias grown since,
the fatal period of her life, being now
five feet in length. Length, we say
not height, as she has never been able
to stand since the fatal August.
Her hands are of pearly whiteness,
the right one being clasped because of
the paralytic stroke, though it can be
opened after severe rubbing, the frict
ion, as it were, causing a restoration of
circulation. Her hands are small and
well shaped, the fingers tapering so
finely that they seem suited for the
wielding of Phydian grace itself. De
spite the fearful ordeal to which she is
subject, her mind seems vigorous, ac
tive and jierhaps precocious during
the few brief moments of her waking
state. Owing to the early date of her
misfortune, she was debarred the ad
vantages of a good education, and is
unable to read and write. This girl is
singularly good natured, rarely shows
any irritability. Her wants are easily
fupplied, as they are but few, and in
this respect she "wants but little here
below, nor wants that little long." Ev
ery feature in her disease is anomalus
in character, and its given condition is
so strangely distinct, yet every, thought,
sentiment, emotion, sensation.
and operation are regulated by natural
laws, to the requirements of which
they conform with astonishing exact
ness. She is, perhaps, the most remark
able phenomenon ever witnessed, ami
before the mysterious naturr of her af
fliction the highest of human science
pauses with wonder, doubt ann confu
sion. Meeping ever sleeping her
very life's avenues blocked with silent
insensihibility :md the wrecked loveli
ness of joy and light, her existence
comes nearest, in its strange helpless
ness, realizing the grandly pathetic
lines of the poet's mournful scoffings
of philosophy in his mockery of man's
Born bill to die, and reasoning but to err.
Great lord of rll things, but a prey to all ;
Sole judge of truth. In endless error hurled
The glory. Jest a ad riddle of the world.
THE PLRITAN-I ILOAX !
Eli Perkins on the Huge "Sell.'
To the Editor f the Bttily Graphic.
Sot hern's a wag.
Sot hern likes fun. He likes to act,
and laugh, and joke, and eat, and make
other ieople do the same; but last
night Sotheni made toe much fun.
The "fiymg hoax," where the man was
to fly from Trinity steeple down Wall
street, only "sold" a few hundred busi
ness men; but last night some mad
wags "sold" all -of fxshionable New
York. They didn't "sell" poor people,
but they "sold" rich people, fashionable
people "people who drive carriages and
wear full dress on the slightest provo
cation. "Sold" them with malice be
How was it done?
Well, it seems that, during the last
two or three days, almost every fash
ionable young laity and fellow from
Madison square to the Park has re
ceived complimentary tickets to a
"swell" amateur opera at the Union
League Theatre. The tickets were
beautifully engraved by Gimbrede, on
scented cream-colored pa-per,; and read
: An'atenr Opera, :
: "Puritani," :
: Umion League Theatre, f went v-Sixth St. :
: Thursday Evening. May twenty-secoud, :
: at eilit o'clock. . :
: Admit Gentleman and Lady. :
Tickets Four Oollarr,. :
: Full Dress. German at Eleven, :
Across these beautiful invitations
was written the word "compliinenUry,"
in red ink.
This coming amateur full-dress op
era, ending with the aristocratic "ger
man," has been the talk for ten days.
Young ladies even refused to go out
Wednesday evening, so as to be" fresh
for the "german" last evening. AH
were delighted to get four-dollar tick
ets with "complimentary" written on
them. Each young lady immediately
telegraphed to her favorite beau, and
each young fellow slid quickly around
to engage his most brilliant young lady
acquaintance for the comingete.
"Are you going to Puritani to-morrow?"
was the firs-it question in every
young lady's mouth.
"Going? Of course I am, and have
you got an invitation too?"
"W'-1L that is good.. Seems to ma
the whole city is going."
Well, last night, just to see other
people "sold," I went around to the
Union League. Of course they didn't
"sell" me. O, no! I knew there was"
something" wrong. How could . two
thousand people . all get four-dollar
tickets for nothing? But. neverthd
ie. T did jiM go around out of eririo?-'
ity mti e curiosity.
Gracious! what a rusli. The rain
poured. The pavement in all direc
tions around the Union League was
canopied with umbrellas. Young fel
lows in swallow-tails, with young la
dies in water-proofs, besieged that
theatre -door like guests at the Grand
Duke's ball. Some good men laughed.
Some religious men swore. Young la
dies O gracioused! Carriages filled
with ladies and gentlemen in full dress
tended from Fourth avenue to Madt-
bn squre. I hey blocked up the way
round the Park. In the pelting rain
te carriage would drive up at a tinie.
"What s the matter here ? the "swell"
low in White kids and swallow-tail
uld ask, jumping out in the rain.
wo ushers stood in front to ex-
4Hr in T?nliincvn TInll w thev snid.
handing swallow tail this card: .
: Towing trt a misunderstanding about :
: securinir the Union I,ea;rue Theatre this :
: ((or which the management is not re- ;
: s?snsible. the Amateur Opera will take :
filaceat Kotunson liall. Mxteentn street, :
. tetween Union Square and Fifth Ave- :
nue, southern side. :
By order of the Committee. :
Off.the carriages posted to Robinson
Hall. They made at one time a steady
stream from the Union League to Six
teenth street stopping and hitching
along. At Robinson 'Hall the excite
ment culminated. Here were a great
many beautiful young ladies all stand
ing in the hall or on the steps, in love
ly toilets. ILiir powdered. Lavender
silks. Gloves, six-buttoned. Coach
men in livery outside, Young fellows
in white ties and crush hats. Tea
roses in button-holes. Puffy old gen
tlemen, brown stone f routers. James
Phipps, with an opera-glass. Will
Macy with n big boliquttte. Miss Lam
bert with Punch Gimbernat. Will
Crane and Jack Snow, arm-in-arm.
Madame Mears with five young ladies.
Mr. Thompson, with two young ladies
from Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Mr.
and Mrs. II. F. Loekwond, in full dress.
Whitelaw Reid arrives with John Hay.
Major Bundy wipes glasses and investi
gates. W. S. Black, C. D. Bailey, and
Jack SnilTen, in opera toilet, all ready
and impatient for the "german." Sec
retary MeGeachy, of Hepwoith's Ush
ers, with umbrella.
Carriages? Don't mention it! A
perfect carnival of prancing horses and
rolling carriage wheels. Lines of liv
eried coachmen filled up the street.
from Fifth avenue to Union square.
Servants scolded and swore. Drivers
dodged and damned. Coachmen called,
cursed, or cackled
Snatches it and
Shattuek, son of the
on the door.
On account of the strike among the
gaiiieii in Brooklyn, and the Modoc
troubles out West, the Amateur Opera
is postponed, but the tickets will be
taken tiny evening at Waliacit's menag
cii. Sic. Caxthli Bigm, Secretary.
Cheers from fellows and girls.
"Hurrah for Signnr Can-tell-a-big-1 te
Hurrah!" Mr. Thompson from Pros
pect Park, Brooklyn, who started at
p. M., turns pale. Dan Briggs carries
him some ice water. Young lady, in
lilac silk, says, "it's too good!" Old
Ulan grumbles. Swears to the owner
of Robinson Hall. Kusses Sothern.
Buttons up his coat and goes to Man
hattan Club. Drowns his cares in the
flowing bole brandy Joes homo and
scolds his wife. Says "Vou must not
drink ale for dinner, wifey, jhie.) It's
Wrong, you (hie) no!" Then gets into
bed with his clothes on. Whistles
opera airs in his sleep. Wife says in
hiorning, "Why, James, you've been
sleeping with your boots on!"
Delmonico's was full of fashionable
people, who adjourned there from Rob
inson Hall to drown their cares in
lunch and champagne.
Who perpetrated this joke?
Xyone knows. It is an o?ninous se
cret. What fearful conclave are at
w;ork in our hiidst flying from Trinity
steeple and giving four dollar operas
for nothing? The police should look
into this thing, and stop the rage for
practical jokes. It's too much to "sell"
it whole city. It's wrong very wrong.
The press should denounce these things.
They are getting too common.
The following verses were found in
the hands of John Cecil and George
Knowlton last night. They were
around the Fifth Avenue Hotel with
overcoats buttoned to their chins.
Everybody at the Fifth Avenue wore
their coats buttoned up not a white
tie to be seen. But to the verses:
Sothern is an actor, Sothern is a wit ;
Sothern came to New York and made a big hit.
We got up the
claimed as hit,
Wonder if he
'flying hoax" Sothern
v.ili call this Billv
This morning I received the follow
ing note, which a friend says he found
in a gentleman's room on Thursday.
He says "this is a clue to the great Pu
ritanihonx. Publish it." I do it glad
ly, hoping that it will aid to ferret out
the person who perpetrated this great
Monday, 10 r. m.
Dear Dan: Return vour "Rowell
Directory." Have "done" about 200
newspaper kusses; propose inviting all
such as "will do us the' most good."
Now for the swells. Let's have that
society list of L-ee and Jack Ham
mond. Leave it out for me stick it
in your bureau glas3 may drop in for
it to-morrow p. m. Look oVer it and
cross out whom I shall skip.
Herewith are about 100 envelopes
for your use.
Shall get a business directory and go
for some of those Broad street fel
lows, Would be a good plan to adddress
small girls instead of boys, when pos
sible, for the little dears would put for
a fellow to escort 'em, and so bag a
victim. Have followed this rule my
self, thus far. One of the "Inferno"
fellows capitally suggests sending vic
tims from the Union League to Robin
son Hall, then to Dr Tyng's Church.
'Ow's this for sport? Ask Lewis and
Brougham. Not a few will be darned
fools enough to adjourn thither in-
some will go clear to
P. S. Let's
Fondly, S .
fix some of the Lotos
Appleton .Noyes, Tilt;
Bixby, Kennett & Co,
..On inquiring of the Janitor at the
Union League, 1 find, that about one
thousand carriages drove up between"
eight and eleven last evening; On fig
uring tip the" damage done I flod this
t be tiro farf .
1,000 carriages, at S4 $4,000
I.500 pairs Alexandre's ktds, $2 3.000
000 iaveiid r Silk dresses damaired. ( to 9,000
Delmonico lunches aud general wear 4,000
So the joke cost fashionable New
York alKmt $20,001).
Mr. tJknbrede, who engraved the in
vitations, saVs four fashionabhwlressed
young gentlemen came there ten days
ago and got 2,000 cards. His price was
630; but when they pleaded charity,
lie reduced the price to 4530, whereupon
they generously presented him two
tickets for himself and wife. These
two tickets. cost poor Mr. Gimbrede
about $25, and he says ncv he wants
"To go fortlie heathen Chinee."
Who don't ? It is said the State Leg
islature will probably investigate this
matter. Will Sothern turn State's evi
dence? Some man should be hung
hung as an example. Eli Perkins.
Fifth Avenue Hotel, Mav 23.
Something About the Boyhood of This
The Portland, (Oregon), Herald says:
Our reporter has obtained from Mrs.
Knott, an old lady living in this city,
and nearly seventy years of age, thS
following account Of Captain Jack:
In the year 1851, while living at Can
yonville, Douglas county .Tn Indian loy
came to their house, and speaking the
jargon, desired to live with them. He
was one of the Rogue River Indians
and belonging to the tri'iK? then located
on Cow creek. She noticed that he ap
peared to be an active, keen, shrewd
looking boy, and with the consent of
her husband took him to raise, with
whom lie remained several years. As
soon as the boy was assured they in
tended to keep him, he insisted on hav
ing a "Boston" name "as he called it,
and he wished to be named after the
best looking of Mrs. Knott's children.
This being appreciated by the mother,
she decided to name him after her son
their ages apparently being about
the same and this son was J. Knott,
better known as Jack Knott, of saloon
fame. The boys grew up together, and
many were the days they spent in the
snorts of the ch:tse. On one occasion,
alter ho had been with them some
time, he became offended because he
was told to leave the room, and loaded
his rifle with the intention of shooting
Levi Knott, but was discovered in sea
son to prevent his designs. This cir
cumstance led to his expulsion from
the familyi ami from that until the
present time he has not been seen by
them, except in 1SG5, the year in which
he murdered Mr. Harris, after which
Jack went to the Goose Lake country.
His mother was a full sister to Rogue
River John, who attempted to seize the
steamer Columbia, while she lay at an
chor in the harbor of Cresent City, and
also a half sister to the war chief Sam,
of the same tribe, and Chief Joe, who
received his appellation from having
fought Joe Lane.
All these facts, and many others
which Ave have no space to mention,
were recently confirmed by Judge
Prim, of Eastern Oregon, who commu
nicated these particulars to Mrs. Knott,
stating that the great Modoc chieftain,
Captain Jack, was the boy she took to
raise in 1851.
tOVE AT SIUHT.
A New Jers?y Romance Ends In Frisco.
From the San Frisco Call.
A very happy and an uncommonly
romantic marriage was celebrated
days ago at the Grand Hotel.
In"l8G3, George Marshall, a young law
yer in New Jersey, flung aside his law
books, and took up arms on the North
ern side, ambitious to servo his coun
try and to wiu fame on the battle-field.
For bravery ho was promoted to the
rrink cf sergeant, and shortly thereaf
ter, whilst near Harper's Ferry, he was
sent on a secret mission by the General
in command of the division to which
his regiment belonged. Whilst pro
ceeding in the direction of Leesburg he
happened to pass a' farm-house, and
heard a woman's crie?, as if in distress.
He rushed forward aiid saw a young
Woman in the hands of two Confeder
ate soldiers, w ho had bound her and
were about to place a gag in her mouth.
One of the solders he shot, the other
fled, and the girl was released. Her
name was Ellen Mayfield, the daughter
of a wealthy laud owner in Maryland,
and then on a visit to some relatives,
who were absent when the attempt to
outrage her was perpetrated. Young
Marshall was favorably impressed by
the young lady and she with him, but
the urgency of his expedition was inex
orable, and" he had to depart almost im
mediately. At Antietam a Lieuten
ant he was wounded, and was carried
to a barn and left there. He was fast
sinkingf when several ladies ap
proached, and his eyes brightened
when amongst them he saw Miss May
field. The wounded officer war con
veyed to the house of her father, who
had removed to Adams county, Pa., and
there" He" ti-.ts tr'ndeily niirsr-d Until able:
to rejoin his regiment. The two pwteil
as lovers who had not declare 1 their
passion, but who understood each other
perfectly, and had resolved to cor
resixind. Onee more the Lieutenant
was wounded at Nashville and
thereafter, most unaccountably, the
letters which hud been passing con
stantly between himself and Miss May
field, ceased to pass. Thinking he had
given offense, Lieutenant Marshall
gave up writing, and when the war
came to an end he set out for Cali
fornia, and began business in San
Jose. Three weeks ago, poring over the
overln-nd passenger list, he noticed the
name, "Miss Ellen Mayfield." Ten
years had elapsed, but the clu love re
turned with ardor at sight of the name,
and Mr. Marshall sped away to Sacra
mento to intercept the train. In one
of the palace cars he discovered Miss
Mayfield. There was an instant recog
nition and a glad meeting, and mar
riage was the natural result as soon as
it could possibly trfke place. Now the
twain are housekeeping at San Jose,
The mysterious hiatus in the corres
pondence was caused by a thieving,
mischievous postmaster's son:
A yourig man in a suburban, to'wn
sent off his first postal card. After
writing a messago on the back he en
closed it in an envelope, clapped on a
a three cent stamp, and dropped.it into
the PoStoffice, remarking that it was" a
very handy arrangeirieut, arid should
There was an elderly gentleman
wending his way to the barlx-r-shop
Saturday afternoon. Coming from an
opposite direction was an unshaven
man. The, shop lay between them.
The unshavpli man quickened his step;
the elderly man struck into a trot.
Then the unshaven man stopped to
look into a window, and the elderly
man came back to a walk. Up started
the unshaven man again, ami the elder
ly man resumed his trot. The unsha
ven man once more slackened up; so
did the elderly man. Then the unsha
ven man quickened his gait, and the
elderly man once more struck into a
trot, and reached the door panttiig and
pulling as the Unshaven man went by.
And yet women are dissatisfied with
The following advertisements are
printed in an Iowa paper just as we
print them, one immediately after the
All persons are hereby notified not
to trust pri.v person, my wife included,
on my account, as I shall pay iio debt
of others' contracting.
All persons are hereby notified not to
trust my husband. John Boyer, on my
account, as I shall pay no debt of his
contracting. The said John Boyer left
my beil and board because I refused to
give him a deed of my property. I
shall try and get along without using
his credit. After he lias wasted his
substance in riotous living, we may
"We'll all drink stone blind.
When Johnny comes inarching hme."
Did you ever see a man fish around
in the lottom of a tub of water for a
piece of soap? At the first he simply
reaches down ujion it to pick it right
up, and is very much surprised to find
that he hasn't got It. Then ho ap
proaches it more cautiously, puts his
hand over it, and then comes down
noiselessly until he gets every finger
about it, and then squeezes it tight, and
misses it. He look3 at it a moment
before making another effort and fills
up the interval with a few reniarks.
The third attempt is a sort of a semi
circle described with a great deal of
sagacity, but is a failure. Other re
marks follow. Then he makes a suc
cession of dives and slops the water
over his clothes, and drenches the ear
pet and catches hold of the soap rcrcral
times, and lets go It again, and screams
at the top of his voice, and finally, in
perfect despair, sits down on the floor
and actually howls.
T3i3 DaiilBlry Boy.
When a boy is in haste to go somewhere
on his own account it is not exactly
the time to send him elsewhere cu your
account. But a fond Danbury mother
thought different. She wanted her boy
to carry some things down stairs when
he thought he ought to be out doors
tickling the cabman's horse. But he
took the thintrs. He put a mirror un-
der one arm and a clock under tho oth
l er. Then ho took a chair in each hand.
and hung a pail of dishes around his
neck, and filled bis pockets with tum
blers, and started for the stairs. Just
as he got to the top to commence the
descent, the mirror slipped, and in an
endeavor to recover it he lost his bal
ance and went shooting down to the
next floor, accompanied by all those ar
ticles, and making an earthquake at
every bound. Coining up the stairs at
the same, time was the carman. He
saw the danger, and had sulhcient pres
ence of mind to shout: "Hey, you! go
back!" But the boy did not hoar him,
apparently, for he kept right on by the
carman, leaving that unfortunate man
to follow on his head. The cries and
crash brought the rest of the family to
the rescue, and the disconsolate youth
was saturated with atnica and tears,
contrary-to the advice of the carman,
who suggested that he be driven into
the earth with a mallet.
A SinoVing-Car Scene.
A Cleveland paper says: An amus
ing incident occurred recently in the
smoking-car of a C, C. and I. C. rail
road train, between Shelby and this
eitj. A woman with a .poodle-dog en
tered the car just prior to the depart
ure of the tra'n from the former point,
and after depositing her dog on one
seat, turned over the back of another
one, so that each seat faced the other.
Together she and her canine compan
ion thus monopolized two entire seats.
Appearane's seemed to indicate that
the car was one exclusively for the
convenience of tiiose addicted to the use
of the "weed ;" but of this fact she was
apprised by the conductor, who advised
her to obtain a seat in another car, in
forming her at the same time that the
accommodations in the way of seats in
the other coaches were superior to
those where she was then. However,
she insisted on remaining, urging that
j her presence would deter the occupants
of the car from smoking, and sJ:e would
consequently eTpt'rici'cc' no discomfort
from tobacco' fumes'. Long before the
train reached this city, however, a gen- i
tleman sitting directly in front of her
produced hi case, and taking there
from a cigar, began puffing away fit it
in a manner which seemed ieculiarly
calculated to aggravate the woman
back of him. In an instant, by a strat
egic movement, she-took the obnoxious
cigar froiri his mouth, and threw it out
of the window, exclaiming, (If titers Is
anything I do hate, it is. tobacco
The passengers who hat witnessed
the affair were convulsed with laugh
ter, but the offending smoker sup
pressed whatever f motions may have
been struggling for expression in words
or actions, and maintained throughout
the same imperturbable gravity which
had characterized him from the first.
Calmly rising from his seat he tpefied
the window nearest h?m', fastened it up,
and reaching over the seat back, he
took that woman's jioodle dog and
threw it out of the window as far as
possible, at the same time saying
"If there is anything I do hate it's a
, The scene which followed beggars
description; Th car resounded with
Ieal after peal of laughter, and as the
extreme ludicrousness of the affair be
came apparent to the principal actors
in it, they too joined with the rest.
Despite th6 regret incident to the loss
of her dog,- the woman conld not re
press her inclination to laugh at, the
Hints For Prelty Devices. f
A very pretty Tidy is made of two
colors for instance, red and white;
'crochet small wheels, 4s of, ml and
j S of white ; ?"v l'i together so that
t!v form a diamond; t lion sew the nix
diamonds tcigetlier so thai they, fv-rm a
star; then sew three silver-lined beads
on each wheel, and finally put a tassel
on the end of each diamond.
For a Hair-Receiver, I take a square
piece of perforated cardboard and work
a pietty pattern with worsted j lino it
with cambric; bind it on three sides
with ribbon, roll it so it forms a horn
of plenty; put it bow at the top and
bottom and it is cciuph tvl
My Hair-pin Holder is a collar box
fllled with curled hair. I crocheted a
square Afghifr! .Hitch liiM hewed it on
the top of the box ; next I covered tho
sides with white cloth and hemmed a
strip of Swiss muslin and plaited it and
sewed it on the box, which completed
it. .Another way is to" j'tit it pi"ce of
bonnet lace on the top; then take a
piece of silvered cardboard and work a
pretty pattern with worsted; bindeacli
edge and put around.
A Wall Protector, to put behind a
washstand, is made of pink cambric;
covered Willi dotted hiU-'Iii; fathered,
and sewed on; a hem an inch wide on
the top and bottom gives it a finish.
I presume almost every one is famil
iar with White Star Cresses: .1 have
made frames of brown p'aper stars,
instead of white, which are pretty.
A Horn of Plenty, to be hung in a
corner and hold a variety of grasses,'
pressed leaves, c is made of perforat
ed cardboard; work small squares of
any color, leaving a square of unworked
alternately ; next take line glass beads
and put around every square; fill urj
the uhWdlked with silk and finis!! thd
edge with chentille; finally, put a tassel
at tho bottom. " 9
I have Toilet Mats made of white'
Marseilles, braided with fine red brait
and the tdgo embroidered with red
Iiiittcriiies on Lace Curtains. Those,
who have lace curtains can ornament
them by butterflies. A drop of ciim
phor put on the head will kill th?m
instant ly ; pin them on the curtains,'
and they are quite an improvement:
Hoping that Lulu Howard and o!ier.l
may glean tt few hlhH froru f above
suggestions, I will subscribe myself,
H. T. (?., in Mwreti Rural New Yorker'.
A Girl's liOHltfJ
Tho Indianapolis Journal Bays that .
during his stay in that city, General
Sheridan was conversing with a ffcw;
friends touching Ills military exper
iences and campaigns, when ho said!
"There is a mighty sight of rohiurtid
and a great many interesting episodes'
connected with tho war, thatj histori
ans never get hold Of. For instance,'
there has been a great deal said alout,
the battle of Winchester, a little affair
in which I h:.d a hand. Well, it was a
pretty square tight, bat do you know,'
that battle was fought on the strength
of information which I obtained from a
yong lady in the town of Winchester,'
and if the rebels had known she watf
giving it to me they would l!.tvo hung
her in minute. I was very anxloue to
get information of the rebel's strength
and movements so as to -know jirst
when and where to strike them", but I
did not know how to g--t it. Finally I
heard of a Union young lady in Winch
ester rrho could ! rtbed op. if J could
get word to her. Her name was Mis"
Wright. I think she is in the Treasury
Department at Washington no; But
the trouble was to communicate with,
her. One day I heard, of fin o'd colored
man living outside of my lines, whd
had a pass td go into Winchester to sell
vegetables. I sent for the old rdac,'
and on talking with him found bird
loyal, as all colored loiks were; yod
know. Finding he could keep a secret,'
I asked him if he would undertake td
deliver a letter to a young lady iu Win
chester: The old fello.v said he would
So I wrote a letter on thin tissue paper,
and rolled it up in tin-foil. It luivltj,
a ball alout as big as the eni of j our
thumb, and I told the old man to pufi
it in his mouth and deliver to Miss"
Wright, in Winchester. He went off,'
and in aboift two day." catn'e l uck v.itb
an answer rolled up iu the same piece
of tin-foil. I found I had struck a
mighty good lead, an 1 1 folhmed it
carefully till I got ,'tll the information
I wanted. The girl gave hie more1
important information then I got. from
all other rofri es, and , I rlamud , thq
bat tie of Winchester almost entirely onj
what I got from her. She was a nico
girl, and true as steel.
The. Fitciiburg (Mass.) Suttinrt, aa
ecxellcnt paper, is going to start fi
daily. We are glad of it We started
a daily once. We fai it nearly four
months, and then paused. Since then
I we take a lively interest in stith erci-i
; prises. We have no doubt the Sentinel
! people will make the daily work, and
! tre are quite positive it ''ill rffac t.Tn
work. A uian who goes through life,
without having started a daily paper
misses a rare and valuable or'pr!f T ee.'
Falling down stain with a cook-stovo
will hardly f oiiqieiisate him. Ex.
The New York paeis have expen
sive and well Vn'lii corresjiondents at
the V'cnfa .Kxposiliou.' . The Tltaei id
repn'.-HiUed bv Jr. RitsscIj, the famous
j war correspondent of the Crimea, the
I Tribune bv Buvard Tavlor, and the.
Herald by Edmund Yates. Thus far.
j their letters have been. dev'.'Cd mainly.
! to the opening ceremonies. fiJ.M Ltvo
said little or nothing1 of the Exposition
itself. Bayard" Taj !o, in a letter m rit
ten on the 5th ult three or four days
after the first formal opening, inti
mates pretty clearly that the show is
not up to the et,cct fiofi's Cf fl;e peo-;
pie, arid thai the speculators were al
ready trembling for their investments
Mr. Tavlor complains that the Kxtsi-'
tion bu'llding leaks badly, the wcctr.'er
cold and rainy, the hackrneri on a strike
and locomotion costly and difficult, to
obtain, etc., etc. Since these letters'
were written there has been rt great?
money panic in Vienna, an AusfrJin
director of the Exposition and the Im
perial princes have quarreled, Roths-j
child was insulted cn the Bourfe, ana
things have been in a bad way general
ly. So th.tt altogether, it may be !n'j
ferred that the Exhibition is a i'irtlaj
failure at least, arrd that Vienna fa nr
the happiest ph' W,??H
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