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POST dPf'ICS JEWBLiW OSfi-Alt gdotla Soli ai Wig loWcst pri6& for easli, A wcil selected stock of Foreign and American YYatchoa, iiaclics Cioid Watcnet ami Chains; eotul Ucid and Jt'iaWu .tiiij:
A iar&fc assbriinbht of CiockshetiilliaHfcrs lbr Larsiifes' iatcht AccoiUnioAatioa spectacles, llejialrillg doriC oh sliott iiotlcc and all work warranted. Call and examino for yourselves.
lulushed every Thursday nt
i'LATTSMOlTII, M:i!Il ASIi A.
Ofl-Ci5Kir Malnndteoorvi Streat
OFFICIAL " PAPElt OF ' CASS
' Terms, iti Ailvunco:
Oae copy, one year
One copy, stx months
One copy, three months. '.
M. CITAFMAV.AUortH.w at Law and
6olloitor In Chanenr, ri.Utnmouth, Neb.
Office In yiugeralcl's lUock. :
TIT B, liEKSK. Attiiriiey.af Iavr. Office on
A Miiin Street, over Chapman's lnie .Store.
Bpeclal attention given to colleetlon of Cl;iim.
It. H. WBEELES, - -" J- W. PTIJTCHCOMM.
Wliceler & Slinclicoiub,
ATTOPJS'KYS AX LAW, 'i " -
49-ly Hattsmouth. Nebraska.
rABQCETT. SMITH & STAR BIRD, Attor
nevs ut Iavt. lractice in all the eourts of
the State. SM'eiaI attention given to collections
jii! matters of Probate.
Office over the Post Office, Plattsmouth, Neo.
KK. LI VIXfiSTON. Physician ami Survreon,
Tenders Ms profeialonal services to the
lllzens of C:iss eountv. Residence southeast
orner of :k and Sixili streets ; office on Main
treet. one dnr west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
JW. KAWMXS, Surgeon and Physician.
r Late Knnreou-tn-C'hief of the Annyof the
Potomac. Plat t.siiHiiuh, Nebraska, office at O.
V. Johnson's Uru Store. Main street.
-tr-IirEI.ET: .t "BFVNKTT Real INtate and
' Taxpayin? Ai nKS. Nt;irii-s Public. Fire
Dd Life Iiisilraiice A nts. Plattsmouth, Neb.
Icru-ml Insurance Airetit,
Hnnrti nonic ( the most reliable om -
potties ftrlhe Uniied States.
i . BItOOKS HOUSE,
JOHN FITZGEJIALD, Proprietor.
Main Street, between Fifth & Sixth.
CUEISEL, rronii-'tiiT. nave recently been
repaired ana placed In thorouf;li riiitnini;
order. IOO.oihi Bushels of Wheat warned iiiime
ilately for which the highest market piice will
he pafd. '
Abstracts or Title.
rTHE NUMERICAL SYSTEM The best In use
A. ifor dcriptlv. circulars. aiMrrss.
ACRES. RLACKMAU S CO..
GREENHOUSE AND BEDDING
" Time and mney saved by ordering of me. I
tiave tie laruest and best collection of I'lants
;Ter offered Tor sale In the West. Catalogues
free. Sweet Potato. Cabbage. Tomato, and otu
r I'lants for sale in their season.
Addres W. J. IlEiSER, Plattsmouth. Neb.
FINE ABT GALLERY.
fVniotosrrnphs, Ambrotypes nd copies
tjia old picture", plain or colored, either lu ink
rater or oil. All work neatly executed and war
&nti to giT Batlsf:iet1on.. . ,
V. V. Ll. NAP.I. Artist.
10-tf ' . ' ' i Main St., Plattsmouth. Xeh.
r, NEW DRUG STORE.
DSALPTt IN PP.rOS. MEDICINES, PAINTS,
OIL.. VARNISH. PERFUMERY,
STATU tT.i;y, NTIONS,
- - - RACCO. ' tf.
CLOTHTa. FURNISHIN C.ODS. IIATd,
CAPS, liivrrsi, SHORS. TRUNKS,.
Valls;. carpet hags.
Or,e of the oldest and most Reliable Houses
Ib 1'ia'ttmouth. Malu street, between Fourth
rirTJiMKMEER THE PLACE.
i ' .
E. L. ELSTER,
U la receipt of the fnesi and
3ASIMERES. CLOTHS, VESTINOS. SCOTCH
GOODS, IRISH FRIES ES, &e. -
Tn fact, the largest and let assortment of
Cloths ever lmnmht to this city, whieli 1 ani
pn pared to make op ia the LaU.-st Sty l-s. Call
and examine Goods. apnlis.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
DRESS AND CLOAE' MAKER.
Bosnia tl.re c'oors west of Brocks IIoum.
CUTTING AND FITTING
Mad a specialty. " ?.' '
t- l'attenis of all kinds Constantly on hand
J. W. SHANNON'S
'- ' ;
FEED, SALE, tt LIVERY STABLE.
Mai" street, FJattsmouth, Neb.
I nm prepared to accommodate the public
Dorses, Carria2, ; .J ;
lilies. Wagons. -
and a No. 1 Hearse.
On short nojee nnd reasinable terms. A
Hack will run J the Steamboat Uinilliij:, Depot
and all parts c the city w hen desired.
Hsvinj oped a I.nmher Yard at Louisville
I will keep otamT till kinds of '
i - Shingles, Sash, &c,
., - &c, 4.C., &e.
tTT" T ucftl ,n kinds of Grain, for
which I wllF the highest market price.
. UNO YES.
Blscsmith Shop. -
cii. tiffaxy; ;
r; , MfLE ASANT, NEB.
Bees ldo inform the farmers of
Cass Coulhat ho keeps a good No. 1
Dne mileli of itt. Pleasant.
All Virt Ii'&ii Work attended to.
-Wixgons itedi F&rm Implements
carefully id, ' Lowest prices, and
all work on short notice.
Graia ?ed in ravwnl. , Give
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5-) . st- r.'Nr'- -...-07"- - -' ' ' ' 1 ' yo-'-r.i : - -: : - ! ' ' I ;;. ' ,!.,;, - - r. . ,
J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
- T COXJRESSIONAU-
T. W. T1yton,BroTTine.'.iA....T'. 8. Senator.
P. YV. Hitchcock. Omaha U. S. 8'iiHtor.
L. Crounse, Ft. Calhoun ...Representative.
R. TV. rurnas, Provmville
J. ,?. flosner. Lincoln
J". B. M'cjitoa, Rent rice
If. A. Ko'liig, Columbus
Sec'y of State.
J. 21. McKenzle, Lincoln .
Sup't Pub. lusiruc'u.
Geo. P.. Lake. Omaha Chief Justice.
Ianiel iiatitt, Nebraska City, 1 Associate Just
Samuel aiaxwell, Platts'th, f Associate j ust .
R. Ti. LIvingstoa
J. . Haines Police Judge.
Miles Monran Marshal
1. N. Johusoti Street Commissioner.
Fikst Wahd.-J. Fitrjrerald, H. S. Newman
Seco.nu Vakd. J. AVavniaii, C. Nichols.
'J hiku .Ward. K. C. Cushiifj;, Titos. Pollock
FoL'ktii Waisd. JC Vivian. L. t . Johnson.
H. F. niisonl..." .....rrohate Jttdpe
Dan 1 MfKinnou... County 1 It-ik
W. I.. Ilobbs iretiKiirer.
U. V, Wise Sup't Pub. Instruct n,
Jneoo aiierv. i .
T. Clarke. V . .'. .County Commissioners.
I.vtii;in .Ihiiics. I
J." W. Thomas Coroner.
UAPTIST On the comer of Main and Ninth
Rev. T. J. Arnold, pastor. Residence on Main
between 10th and lltli. Sen ices every Sabbath
at 11 a. m. and 7 p. in. aooatn scnooi ai i a.m
rraycr meeting every weanesoay evening,
C'HRISTI AN Service in ConcreKation Chnrch
' at 11 a. ni. and 6 : 30 ti. m. Center of Locust
and th streets. Cordial invitation extended to
all classes to attend.
EPISCOPAL Comer Vine and Third streets,
Rev. A. R. Graves. Services every Sunday ai
11 : J0 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 3 p. in.
1ATHOI.IC North side of Public Square. Rev.
Father Robal. First Mass every sabbath at
8-30 a. in.. Second Mass and sermon at l-30,
Vespers and Kenediction at 3-30 p. m. Mass at
8 a. in. every week day.
L7IRST PRESBYTERIAN North side of Main
-1- street, west of tfth. Rev. V. T. Rartle : Ser
vices t-verv Sabbath at 11 a. in. ami ti-iSO ii. in,
Sabbath School at 9-; a. . iTayer meeting
every v cdnesuay evening at o ciock.
AIETnODIST EPISCOrAI West side of Cth
rr,..t Uiiith fit t:tlli
Serviees nvrrv Sabbath at 10-30. in. and 7 P. m
lTaver meetinp: every Thursday even iuif. Class
meetinirs every Monday evening and Immedi
ately after close of Sabbath moruing services.
baDOatn tscuooi at 2-30.
SONTAG den 24 September hat rt!eeutlie
Ev. Luth. Gemeuuls in ihrem Schtilhaus vor
mittags bin 11 Uhr itteoiienst. Ueberhattpt
flndet dersellie von jetzt an rerelmaesiir alle 14
Taite statt. .- Minister. Rev. L Haiin.iwald.
Satitiath school at 1 p. ni.. Prof. d'AUemand,
O. O. P. Reifular meetings of Platte Ixdge
No. T. T. f K . V. cTcrv Tbnrsdav evenine at
OJd Fellows' H:iH. transient Rrotners are cor
dially invited to visit.
- A. II LI. U
M. II. nATTTAWAY. SeC. "
O O V tt t ttswaft rr T"vrtvvMFvrn
. 4 VMinil.ir l .nvnM1fm. tlio Oft frli.l At ll
Friday's of each month at Odd Fellows' Hall
corner 3d ami Main streets, .transient rain-
l.rchs cordially Invited to visit.
ii. - ii .ui.i , v. tr.
E. E. CdfXIXCHAM, Scribe. - .
if tntf! Pi iTTSimmr linnic Vn A
F. i A. M. Repruiar meetings at their Ilall
on the first and third Monday evenings of each
uiouiii. ircuisieui. or'iiireii uniu-u to tiii.
R. R. LIVINGSTON. W. M.
A. 4'AUtM.un. Sec.
"TACOY I.OIt:E No. 22. A. F. A. M. Recil-
Fridtivs J. N. WISE. W. M.
J. M. P.EAROSLKY. Sec.
"V-ERR.VSKA CIIAPTEn No , K A. M. Reg
ul:ir Ittiv.tinii (citfii1 5.nii fourth Tues
day evenings of each month at 7'4 o'clock p. m
n. it. ui.Mjaiu., ii. j
II. Newmav. Sec.
T O. . T. OI.IVE BRANCH, No. ?, TI. Elll-
1. ...r. t W f T f W Kinr. W. Rpf T
Flurnmer's Hall every Titdav evening. Trav
elling Templars respectfully invited.
rm'HN VETtETN. The Tumer Society meets at
-- Turners' Hail fn Outliman's RloeV, on the
first and third etlnesdavs of each month.
Weckbaiinh ; Treasurer (ins. leln-
hackl ; First Turnwart Wm. Hessler ; Scc
oml Turnwart Geo. Karger; Warden John
Purissima et Optima.
Tliis unrivalled, Medieine U warranted not to
contain a single particle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance,-but is . .
Por forty years It has proved its trreat value
l nil ,Q ... tliA I it-..- Dam'aIj .. ,i L'l.l,..,..
J... ..... . . r. n t . 1.1 1.4 Jklli I,.. .J
great in all parts of
the country vouch for its wonderful and peculiar
Kiwer 111 puriivtns tne moon, siimmating me
torpid liver and bowels, and imparting new life
and vigor to the whole system. Simmons Liv
er Regulator Is acknowledged to nave uo equal
. taiir metUcal c lements. never unit
ed in the same happy proiMirtiou in any other
prcparanoii, viz ; agf-ntie i atuanic, a wonoer
lul Tonic, an mi -exceptionable Alterative and a
.certain Corrective ot all impurities if the lodv.
Such siirttal success has attended its use, that it
is now regarded as the
GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC,
for Liver Coraplairtt and the painful offspring
thereof. to-sit: Dyspepsia. Constipation,
1 opresion of Spirits, Sour Stomach, Heart
Burn. &c. &c. , . -x
Reguiato the I iver and prevent
. . , CHILLS AND FEVER,
I-repared only by J. II. ZEILIN & CO.
"""Send for a Circular I and 37! Arch street.
Trice f 1. by mall LiS ( , hl'hiladelplua Pa.
For Sale hr ff. ButleVy,
Jan4-wiy ' , ' - Flalbmouth. Neb.
Buying Your .Greenhouse and
; . Bedding;; Plants :
'V's "AT tits : ' - ' :
Picnic? Ga rdcn8.
TtOT kend East for rilnts wneiCvou.oan get
"Just as good f ir less money -nearer-iionie.
To my nuHiej-ous friends and phtrans I would
say that I ftav the larpet and best tock of
phuiw evef oCered-,for sale ,ln tha Westand
at Reasonable priers. s : v 4 fi.'
Be sure and send for in
Xetf; Ucscrliitlvc Catalogue .
wbtoa will be sen
tee W' afl wh 3 Snntt ' for it.
Then pive me youf ordeia.and I Xe&I
I si s i''y jou.
1 Kii4t u.i. xV:itiw:.t. nrs?ERf-
If.'-! 3 t)DMror.'.K; k'lM
A COCKNEY WAIL.
From the London Figaro.) .
The great Pacific journey I have done.
In liiaiiy a town and tent I've found a lodge-
I think I've traveled to the setting sun,
And very nearly reached the Day of Judg
Like Iiiincclot, In quest of Hols' Grail," , -
From Western Beersheba to Yankee Dan ',
I've been a seeker, yet I sadly fail
To find the genuine type American. ''
Where is the object of my youthful wonder.
Who met me in the pages of Sam Slick?
Who.opened every sentence with By Thunder,
And whittled always on a bit of a stick.
The more the erowd of friends around me thick
The less my chance to meet him seems to be ;
Why did he freely show himself to Dickens,
To Dixon, Sal a, Trollope, not to me? ,
No' one accosts me with the words, H'a'al
Greets me as fextive Cuts, or shouts Old Uoss!
No grim six shooter threatens me with danger,
If I dnd't quickly pnt Vte butltr, boss,' ' - -
Round friendly boards no cocktail ever passes,
No brandy smash myjtuonung hour besets.
And petticoats are worn by all the lasses.
And the pianos don't wear pantalettes.
The ladles, when yod offef chicken salad,
Don't say I'm prctt-j eroicrted nw I guess; '
They don't sing Mrs. Barney Williams' ballad
Of "Bobbing Round," nor add Sir-ee to yes.
I, too, have sat. like every other fellow,
Stln many a railway, omnibus, street-ear ;
No girl hat spiked me with a fierce umbrella.
And said, 1'ou get, J mean to sit right thar.
Gone are the Yaukees of my early readings I
Faded the Yankee land of eager guests !
I meet with culture, courtesy, good breeding.
Art, letters, men and women of the best.
Oh ! fellow Britons, all my hopes are undone !
Take counsel of a disappointed man ! '
Don't crime iut here, but stay at home in Lon
And' seek In books the true American.
Franklin Cocntt, )
RErrrsLiCAX Valley, June c, 73. j
; lDiTOit Herald Sir: Probably a
word from this part of the country
would in no wise "be unwelcome to you
and your readers; especially such of
theai as Lave an idea of shifting their
present abode. For such thi3 letter is
intended, that they may be able to
judge for themselves, . whether this
part of the State is suited to their con
dition and : means, as a place wherein
to find a jiermanent home. 1 '
The "valley of the Republican is so
well known to the reading world, that
there is scarcely any need for me to
describe it.- Suftice it to say, that the
State has no finer stretch of country
within its lines. It is well timbered.
well watered, good limestone, hard as
well as soft magncsian, (the latter ' of
which need 'no burning, but can bo
used as taken out of the quarry, by dis
solving in water as other lime). The
soil is rich and productive, capable of
growing That which can be grown any
where else. . -
Two years ago last March this coun
ty was organized. The number of set
tlers then located here, were not many
more, than those necessary to fill the
various offices to do business. At the
October election following the number
of registered voters was about three
Hundred: but bv an unfortunate oc
currence one whole precinct lost the
privilege of its vote, causing a great
deal of inconvenience to the county at
large,- owing to the location of the
county scat having been thrown into
dispute betwemi the contending pointa.
which, it is to be hoped, will soon be
permanently fixed. :
The population of the county, at pres
ent, all told," I would judge is not less
than 1,500, which, of itself is sufficient
evidence to prove its adaptability to
settlement; and yet, this is about as
thinly settled a county as is in the val
ley, except .Nuckols county, which, is
owned chiefly by speculators. This,
too, is one of tho principal reasons why
Frankliu county, is not more thicklv
The State owned a great deal of land
here, which now belongs to somo rail
road corporation. ..This, with every al
ternate section given to the B. & M. R.
R. Co. to fill up a quota, has occasioned
many who would otherwise have set
tled here to move farther west. ? ev-
ertheless, there are many good claims
rit here vet; moreover, on the
south side of the river, as a great many
people liave an objection to cross it.
the land is as goodv if not better, than
it is on the north side. The timber is
chiefly hard wood oak, ash, elm and
hacklierry, with very little Cottonwood.
Water on the south' Side is not so plhri-
tif ul as it is on the north ; but can be
had by digging, and at a very moderate
depth, almost anywhere.
"NVe have the nucleus of all the nec
essary modern civilized improvements,
already. The- assessable personal prop
erty of the county, this spring.'amount
ed to $70,000, whereas, two years ago
we had nothing to assess. ' Out indebt
edness, up to the present, does not foot
up to 62,000, all told, "and this too in a
county which had. xio property to tax
the first year. - The rate of tax is about
75 mills on the dollar, which will leave
quite a sum in our treasury, at the end
of another year. "We have nice thriv
ingJittle . to wns, three ;mill3, (two of
them-steam '-'mills'), 1 schools, places bf
worship, a healthy climate, pure spring
water, and good, strong, industrious
people, which ought to be such a source
of in dependence to a young county
as to cause her future to appear bril-
iant. - Mlltfi. '
The editor of the Home foufnat,
published in .Houston,- Tex. proposes
to increase the circulation of his raper
yy sending it at. half-price to ail who
raarry. during thd year.;. "r ' ; ' . :
THE WALYTORtn TRAGEDY .
Further Developments A Letter Writ
ten In Blood and Sanded with pow
der. ' The New York Herald of June 10
publishes and interview of a reporter
witli a relative of the murderer, from
which the following is an extract:
"Now, Mr. asked the reporter,
I want to know your sincere impres
sion of Frank's state of mind, ' May I
ask you what you think on the sub
My answer may surprise you. . I
have ridiculed the theory of insanity
at all times. I do not believe that a
man nan shoot another down and then
be allowed to plead insanity. I have
always laughed at the idea. Frank
Walworth is no more insane than you
are, and if you told him so he would
laugh at you, too ; and yet he has not
realized what he has done. I have seen
him to-day, and he still believes he has
done a meritorious act. Of course there
is not a member of his family. who
sympathizes with the crime he has com
mitted. Our common feeling is one of
horror, and there is not one of us who
would not yield up our own life that
this terrible thing should not have occurred-
Xobody could have dreamed of
its probability.. You should have seen
Frank Walworth before this occurred.
A more gentle creature never lived
than I saw him at the inquest on Fri
day lask ti could not believe that I
was looking at the same boy I knew so
well. You remember when Mr. More
head gave that horrible description
of the murder; I thought he would
have wilted aud cried like a child, but
you saw how unmoved lie was.. Xo,
not even when his father's card, stain
ed with his own blood, was shown him
did he betray-any emotion, and; I war
rant that everybody in court was.hor
ritied. He grows more apathetic every
day, and as this false "stocial courage
increases, his condition, to my mind,
become more critical. The reaction
will come, however, some day, and
when it does come, and when he realiz
es what he has done, Frank Walworth
will be the most miserable man you ever
saw on tnis earin. 1113 nature is sucu
that should he ever realize the enormi
tv of his crime the effect will be sim-
il v terrible, and I pray to God, for his
own sake, as does every member of his
family, that he may never realize it."
'Now. Mr.-s . to put: ail enu at
once and forever to the sensational sto
ries which have been told with regard
to the treatment of Lis wife by Mans
field Tracy H alworth, and the aggra
vating circumstances which led to this
crime, may 1 ask wuat you Know 01
j-our own personal Knowieuge 10 ne
true? There are so many conflicting
stories abroad, and from unauthorized
sources, that I would like to have your
statement for tho Herald"
"It is a terrible thing, sir, to lay bare
family secrets, under such circumstan-
. V A 11 ' . A. A
ces ; and yet, as 1 toia you, we must try
to-save another life at the expense of
the memory of the dead. I am charit
able enough to suppose that. Mansfield
Tracy Walworth was insane on one
subject that or his aitection lor nis
wife. I believe that 11 ne couiu now
be asked if he loved his wife he would
sav that he did sincerely and with all
his heart. The fact is, Mrs. Walworth
was a handsome woman, of refined
tastes. He had low tendencies, . not
withstanding his brilliant genius. She
lived with him as long as it was possi
ble for a woman to live with a man
under such circumstances, and he only
missed her when he lost her. He was
proud of her as an employer , is proud
of a confidential clerk, whose value he
does not appreciate until better pros
pects take him away from him. It
galled Mansfield Tracy Walworth to
the heart that this woman should have
left him, and I think the separation
cost him his' intellect."
"What do these sensational stones
about his maltreatment of his wife
"We have paid up Mr. Walworth s
bill in the house on Fourth ' avenue,
where he resided immediately before
his death. We have all his trunks here
in which his letters and papers are seal
ed up. We have there and in Sarato
go letters which he has written to his
wife, which 1 nope" we may never De
compelled to produce in open court,
but, should we be compelled, we can, I
think, show such, aggravating circum
stances in this case that will startle the
entire community. '' When Chancellor
Walworth died he left his son, Mans
field Tracy Walworth, a simple annui
ty, and left the remainder of his prop
erty to be divided up for the support
of his family, knowing the character or
his soiun . This will of the Chancellor's
made Mansfield wild with rage. He
stood .over the coffin of his own father
in-Saratoga and cursed the day he had
been born. ' He called on (iod to avenge
his upas tree, as he called it, aud blas
phemed in the most horrible manner,
lie said thnt it should be the object of
his life that his own father should not
be easy in his grave. Of this Mrs. Dr.
Backus, the sister .of Mrs. alworth,
was a witness, as well as other mem
bers of the family. Subsequently
Mansfield came to Saratoga, and while
his wife was far advanced in pregnan
cy ho beat her and bit three of her fin
gers to the bone. Her injuries were
such at that time as to endanger her life. I
On the very night or the Chancellor s
funeral I alluded to he attempted to
break into one of the sleeping rooms of
the ladies' seminar." .
"I have heard of a story about a let
ter written to Mrs. Walworth by her
husband in his blood. -.. . Is there any
truth in that?" . u.t. .,
We have letters which, .Mrs.. Wal
worth has received from her husband,
in which ho had: stated that he had
written them in his own blood and
sanded them with powder; that he
would kill her and' her childrtfnyand
that ho would cut off the name of
Walworth fore veri .The ReV.-Father
Clarence Walworth wrote to Frank
last week, saying that he -would take
him to Europe with him for a tour,
and that they would sail on Wednes
day of the current week. -Frank con
sulted his mother, and he came to the
conclusion to come down to Xew York
aiid see his father, and get from him a
promise that he would not molest' or
insult his mother or any of the family
during his absence in Europe The
father had a bad look . when he - liked.
You shoidd have" seen it. Ho said to
Frank, "I promise," when he was ask
ed if .he would promise not to insult
his mother in his absence. Mansfield
Tracy. Walworth always carried a pis-",
tol in ,tlid breast pocket hi3 ' coftt, au-I
Thursday, June 26, 1873.
Frank Walworth knew it. When he
saw him make the motion he fired. , I
blame him because I think he ought to
have got away, and I think he could if
he wished; but the boy was aggravat
ed beyond measure. He never intend
ed to shoot his father, and he made
that statement of his to the Coroner
aeainst the wish of every- one of his
He was not crazy ; but reared, as he
had been, with no recollection of a fath
ers love, his earliest years associated
with harsh treatment of his mother,
his brothers and sisters, and himself,
so great a change has come over his
gentle truthful nature that you would
not recognize him. I believe that . this
tragedy . will cost Mrs. Dr. Backus,
Vrank Walworth's aunt, her mind.
You have no earthly idea of its effect
uuon all of us. Mrs. Walworth has al
ways kept her grief to herself, and
would allow, no one to speak ill of
Mansfield Tracy Walworth in her pres
THE AGRICULTURAL CONGRESS.
Report on the Rallnay Si&tem.
We gave the report on transporta
tion last week,-below our readers will
find the Report on Railway systems, of
which commute our towsman, D. H,
Wheeler, was a member : '
The Committe on Railway System
submitted the following lteport :
Whereas, We recognize the rail
ways of the country ' as an effectual
means of developing its agricultural re
sources, and as having an interest, com
mon and inseperable, with the country
through which they pass ; and
Whereas, We have , in times past
fostered ' and aided tnem by liberal
charters and Concessions, made by pub
lic and private parties, and still desire
to encourage, further development of
the railway system ; .therefore,
Resolved, That a fair degree of recip
rocity would suggest that corporations
having a common interest and public
aid should in their turn endeavor to
subserve the interest of tho . country
through which they pass, by charging
fair rate of freights and by the equita
ble and just treatment of all localities
along their lines. :
Rejoiced, That on the contrary, rail
road corporations in many instances
have been exorbitant in their charges,
have discriminated unjustly between
localities, and have failed to respond
to the generous grants of powers and
moneys, that have been given them by
our National and State Governments.
Resolved, That the system adopted
and now practiced in' the building of
railroads, viz: The soliciting of stock
subscriptions, from individuals, corpo
rations and counties, and after receiv
ing these subsides to depress the value
of said stock by forcing it upon 'the
market and depreciating its value to
such an extent as to enable a few spec
ulators to secure control 'of. the "road,
thereby depriving those who. aid in its
construction of all voice in its manage
ment; increasing the cost four or five
times above the amount it would have
cost if those managing it in the outset
had had the foresight to have had the
funds on hand at the start to build and
equip said road; then requiring the
producer and shipper to pay dividends
upon the fictitious cost by charging ex
cessive freight and passenger tariffs,
operates most injuriously to the best
interests of the farming class, and calls
loudly for reform and restraint by ade
Resolved, That we recommend all far
mers to withhold their voices and their
aid from railway corporations, unless
it be fully conceded and agreed that
corporations so aided are subject to
regulation by the power incorporating
them, and will not after receiving the
advantages conferred by the public au
thority, claim the immunities of a pri
Resolved, That we endorse and will
supiort the doctrine promulgated by
some of our courts: That a railway cor
poration in receiving and exercising
the State s right of eminent domain
and receiving aid raised by taxation
from public authorities has thereby ac
cepted and admitted itself to' be a cor
poration with 'a public function and
subject to the power from which it has
received its character, in the limitation
of its rates.
Resolved, That a railway being prac
tically a monopoly, controlling the
transiiortation of nearly all the coun
try through which it passes ; and that
its competition, except at few points
can not ; be relied upon to fix rates.
"that therefore" it "becomes the duty of
the State to fix reasonable maximum
rates, affording a fair remuneration to
the transporter arid without being an
onerous charge to the producer and
consumer. 1 - ; ir
Resolved, That inasmuch as Belgium
has succeeded 'in -regulating the rates
upon railways by Government lines, we
ask an- investigation of the proposition
to control the rates upon- existing rail
ways by trunk lines built and controll
ed by the State '-authorities- and Tun at
fixed uniform and cheap' rates. : - j
liesnlved. That the consolidation of
parallel lines of railway is contrary to
public policy, and should be prohibited
bylaw: ,-. -r-' f,v. vj ;.;, .
Resolved, That ..whenever a railway
corporation owns or . controls a line or
lines in two or more ' istates, it is the
right and duty of the General Govern
ment to regulate the rates of freight
and fare upon such lines,, under the
constitutional power to regulate com
merce between the States.
Resolved,. That we commend the thor
ough organization of the farmers of
the county , in local, county and .State
organizations, . foj the purpose 'of re
forming of the great abuses ;andt deal
ing out equal and exact justice to all
men. r ' - - - t - ; -
1 W. It. JACKSOX, Tennessee,
v , JW, C. FL.AGG, Illinois. ., .
: ;. :D. IL WHEELER. Nebraska.
CL C.X. ANGDOX, Alabama..
ni t SOL. MEREDITH, Indiana , -j.
Ij. sfE A L, Kentucky.:; ,,
:t The. report was then adopted aa read.
-"' Quaker Wit.
A Quaker, traveling, arrived at' an
inh, called, for some porter, and.ob-1
serving the pint deficient in quantity,
thus addressed the landlord: '"Fray,
friend, how many butt3 of beer dost
thou draw In a month?" "Ten, sir,"
replied Boniface'. ; "And thou wouldst
like to draw eleven If thou couldst?"
rejoined Ebcnezeri "Certainly 1" ex
claimed the smiling landlord "Then
I will tell t hP0 how, friend," added the"
Qualier, "611 thy Treasures." ' '
" - Letter From Senator Bnfivnlow. .
... i i
To 2. ZT. Hill, late LUutenant-General
: of the f Rebel Arrriy '
Sir: An article of yours, which re
cently appeared in the Charlotte (X.
C-) Home, of -which you are editor, I
find going the rounds of tho newspa
pers,: in which you make an attack
upon the character of the lato General
Canby and other deceased officers of
the United States army. In this edito
rial you do me the honor to bitterly de
nounce me. . I say honor, for I esteem
it an honor for any man who has been
loyal to his country to be blackguard
ed and vilified by you. Were I so un
fortunate as to be tho recipient of your
commendation I. should feel like ex
claiming, as did Socrates, when ap
plauded by a bad man like yourself,
"What crime have I committed?"
.You exult over the; death of the
brave Canby, assassinated by savages,
and attribute his death with that of
Abraham Eincoln, Edwin M. Stanton,
Geo. II. Thompson, l'rof.Mahaii, of
West Point, ex-Senator , l'roston King,
of. New York, and the late Senator
Lane, of , Kansas, to a retribution of
God, because in tho late civil war, they
opposed the effort to destroy the Gov
ernment of. the United States
You say of Gen. Canby that while
he was in command at Richmond, Vir
ginia, he "personally superintended the
hanging of a white man up by the
thumbs for kicking an insolent negro."
Now, this "is your version of Can by 's
conduct,;-and tha whole editorial you
have written breathes so fiendish and
brutal a spirit as to make you unwor
thy of credit. ' - '
Besides, this, Gen. Hill, the whole
life of Gen. Canby give3 the lia to your
assertion that he did anything vulgar,
inhuman or " unbecoming a high-toned
soldier.' Canby was a man of learning
and ability and' Christian gentleman,
as well as a model soldier. I am not
prepared to deny that within Canby's
department a white man was tied up
by the thumbs. While he commanded
at Richmond, a negro, under the Con
stitution of the United States as amend
ed, which Canby was sworn to support,
Was entitled to all the rights and privi
leges of other citizens. As a West
Pointer and an officer of the United
States army before the war, you know-
that to "tie a malefactor up by the
thumbs was a common mode of pun
ishment in the army, andTanby failed
in his duty if he made distinction be
tween criminals on account of race or
color in meting out the pains and pen
alties required by good order and mili
hue as a matter of form and duty
as Department tjommanaer, i.anny
would approve the verdict of a military
court inflicting just and necessary pun
ishment upon criminals violating the
laws it was- his duty to enforce, he
was above being his own executor. -The
management of the details he ieft
to a man of brutal instincts like your
Xow, Gen. Hill, while you are falsely
accusing Gen. Canby 01 brutality, 1
propose to enlighten the public as to
your military Tecord. While in com
mand in Xorth Carolina, during the
late war, twenty-six white men were
tried on the charge of being loyal to
the United States. Xo other offense
was alleged against them.- They were
put on trial late in the afternoon, and
by the verdict of a drum-head court
martial acting under your orders, all
were hung until dead, before break
fast the next morning, without benefit
of clergy. Are you not a beautiful
spec imen to assail Canby on the score
of brutality ? I can think of nothing
as supremely ridiculous, unless it
would be for you and your friend Cap.
Jack to write a treatise on civilization
for distribution among the Ku-Klux of
Xorth Carolina. Indeed, if I did not
know you' were in North Carolina, 1
6hould infer from the brutality of your
assault on Canby, Thomas, and others,
that you wero in the lava beds when it
was written; and that 'the article was
the joint production of yourself and
Capt. Jack. '
1 our . assumption that the death of
the noble George II. Thomas, by apo
plexy,' and the sudden deatlm of Lin
coln and other loyal men are a retribu
tion of the Almighty for the side they
took in the late war, could be inspired
only by the malignancy born of disap
pointed ambition, and the spirit which
possessessed the deviL the founder of
Secession Democracy, of a preference
to ruling in hell to sert ing in heaven.
I am happy in the belief that many
thousands of the honest masses in Ten
nessee, Xorth Carolina, and elsewhere,
who were misled and coerced into re
bellion by just such men as you, Gen
Hi!!, now repudiate your leadership
and loathe your teachings.
If I was disposed to imitate you, I
could give a long list of men in civil
and military life supporting the rebel
lion,' who' have come to sudden and, in
many cases, dislionorable deaths, but I
prefer not to do so. -,
i. ou , rejoice over my paralysis as. a
punishment ; of uod, because, as you
say;l feast my Jot with the Abolition
ists. -I recognize the hand of God in
my case, but ! regard Ilim as interfer
ing in: my benali. Pronabiy -not one
man. in a thousand would survive the
exposure and ltardships to which. I was
subjected while driven bv rebel caval
ry into the mountains and incarcerated
in a rebel prison, in mid-winter. While
I am no wan. improving health with a
clear conscience, nearly , all the men
who. were instrumental m iny impris
onment nd who, insulted mo while in
prison, are dead, ' Most .or them died
with delirium tremens,oT in some other
unnatural way. :.: . . ; ; . . .',
I would not parade- their names be
fore the world, as. you would; for when
God lays . his hand on a man I take
mine off, and I mentiou .the fact in de
fending myself from your attack.
I have noticed that you and others.
who have assailed Canby and Thomas
since their death, never insinuated a
charge . reflecting upon their personal
characters while they .were living.
To make accusations against a man
after death, which you dared not make
while he was living, would indicate to
unprejudiced minds that jou are falsi-
iera or co w utu. , . j r .-.,..
As to myself, J shall . go on in tho
cyi tenor 01 my . way, and, at the ex
piration of my term in the Senate, two
years hence, I expect . to revive the
Knoxville Whig for the especial benefit
Of toen of your stamp, . .
1 am &c, w.. G. 15R.owni.oWi
Knoxville, Tenn May 37, '73.
"A good square meal. 91 a perfect
gorge, 1.50.V Sign in Micoigan. . .
TERMS; $2.00 a Tear.
Bread of Brown 01: Graham
FLotrn. Measure one teacup of flour
into the pan the bread i3 to rise in and
on that pour one quart of boiling
water, and let it cool till you can bear
your finger in it, then add a dessert
spoonful of salt, a tea-spoonful of
sugar, a piece of lard as large as a
walnut, the lard must be perfectly
sweet and nice, two tablespoon fuls good
yeast, and as much more Hour asyuo
can stir in with a stick ; put in a warm
piace to rise an night; m the morning
grease well a cast iron baking pan
(sAeei-iron burns too readily) pour the
risen dough into it,: smooth it nicely
on tho top; bake, in half an hour's
time, just one hour
Food Medicine. Dr. Ilall relates
the case of a man who was cured of
his biliousness by going without hi9
supper and drinking freely of lemon
ado. Every morning, says the doctor,
this patient aroso with a wonderful
sense of rest and , refreshment, . and a
feeling aa though the blood had been
literally washed, cleansed and cooled
by the . lemonade and the fast. His
theory is that food will be used as a
remedy for many diseases successfully.
As an example, lie cures cases of spit
ting blood by the use of salt; epilepsy
and yellow fever by. watermelons ;
kidney, alfections by celery; poison
olive or sweet oil; erysiielas; pounded
cranberries applied 1 to ' t lie parts
affected ; hydrophobia, onions, etc. . So
the way. to keep in good health is
really ; to know what to eat not to
know what medicines to take, v .
Rigging a Spring Hat.
Max Adeler in Saturday Evening Po9t.
A women who is considering the
matter of her spring hat, is an interest
in subject for contemplation. - First
she buys a frame that looks as if it had
been struck by a hurricane and then
sat down on by an entire coroner's ju
ry. After that, when she rides in a
street car, she drinks in the details of
every spring hat that enters, and learns
them all by heart, and does mental
sums over the cost of the ribbon, and
makes up her mind to have flowers in
her's like those worn by the woman in
the corner, and lace like, that gawky
looking creature in the middle. And
when she walks down the street and
studies all the hats that come along,
and when a woman passes with one on,
she twists , her neck around to see how
it looks behind, and is disgusted to see
that the woman also is dislocating her
neck, to see how she : trims Iter liat.
When she arrives in front of a millin
ery store, she lingers until she has ana
lyzed all the spring hats in the window,
and she determines to trim her's in
nineteen different ways, and she decides
not to have flowers "like those of the
woman who sat in the corner. Then
she shoots into the store, and asks to
"see hats," with an air of a person who
has a whole female seminary to rig out
with eighty dollar head-gear. She ex
amines every hat in the establishment,
overhauls ten bushels of flowers, get
about twenty dollars worth of work
out of the sales-woman, and then says
she will "look further." Then she goes
home with her mind fixed on thirty-
eight or nine different styles, in which
she wants to trim her hat. After a
while she begins to think she ought to
have a feather in it, and she passes two
or three sleepless nights trying to de
cide whether to put one on or not. At
last she resolves she will. Then she
lies awake for two more nights endeav
oring to determine whether it shall be
red or blue. Sho fixes on blue. She
buys the trimming and sews it on in
seventy successive positions, her mind
filled with deepest anxiety as to wheth
er the feather should go on the right
side, the left side or on top. She puts
it on the right side, but just then Mrs.
Brown passes the window with a feath
er on the left side of her's, and so she
Changes it. The next morning Mra;
Furguson calls, and her feather is on
the right side, and then another change
is made. At church the next day, Mrs.
Smith has feathers on both sides, and
Mrs. Johnson has one on top. . Then
more sleepless nights and painful un
certainty. At last m utter despair sho
takes the hat to a milliner a and pays
ten dollars to have it trimmeiL When
it comes home she pronouncss it "hate
ful," and picks it all. to pieces, and
broods over it and worries and frets,
and loses her. appetite and feeLs life to
be. a burden for a week or two longer
until suddenly she hits just' the right
thing, and become once more serene
and happy and puts , the hat , on ; and
goes out . to make', millions of other
women miserable, because their . hats
are not trimmed exactly like hers.". As
a .wife, woman is a blessing; as a
mother, she is an-inestimable boon; as
-an organizer of spring hats, she is sim
ply, an object of coinp:is8ion. :
ioha Stuart Mill's Trlbnte to His Wife.
!The death of John Stuart Mill recalls
an .incident which revealed the depths
of his - tender nature.. His work on
"Liberty" appeared in 185'J, soon after
the death of his wife, and the memory
0 that . lady's singular abilities and
womanly virtue was embalmed by him
in the touching and eloquent dedicat
ion of the volume. It was as follows:
- " To the beloved and, deplored mem
ory of her who was the inspirer, and in
part the author, of all that is best in
my..writings-r-the - friend and wife
whose exalted sense of truth and right
was my strongest incitement, . and
whose approbation was . my chief
reward I dedicate this volume. Like
all I have, written for many years, it
belongs as. much to her as to me; but
the work as it stands has hath in a very
insufficient degree, the ; inestimable
advantage of her revisions, some of the
important portions having been re
served for a more careful re-examination,
which they are now never destined
to receive. . Were I but capable of
interpreting to the world one-half the
great thoughts ; and noble feelings
which are buried in hsr grave, 1 should
be the medium of a greater benefit to
it than is ever likely to arise from any
thing, that I can write, unprompted
and unassisted by her all but unrivaled
Mrs. Mill lies buried at Avignon,
long the home of the well-mated pair,
aud in the Spring of every year since
her death he has made a pilgrimage to
her grave The world now pays to him
a tribute as sincere and a just as that
wkich he paid to kor. , ;
ai i:it nsi vc; ' kATtS!
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' Each subnequent Insertion..- ...t U
IVofesHional cards, not exceeding tlx Uup. A6.o4
Hcolumn per unnuui. i..:.-..Hj.o4
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One column do 4.....lo0.o4
All uUvertUtlng bills duo quarterly.
Tr;uwlent AdrurtUvutunU uiual UpiJIortJi
Extra TofiKfl or tub IIfr ald for lo y tT.
J. birt-lgtit, at tlie Vtmt Vf)o, nnd O. K. Joh
boii, corm-r of Main and Hftli Hu
WIT AND WISDOM
The spur that caused the Walworth
murder HultspUf. -
A drive out of tho world Tho Xew
Jersey Boulevard. 1
.Emerson will, or the present, enjoy
his peace at Concord.
Mr. Beccher's card doesn't display
any of the cardinal virtues. 1
Parricide The result of a onc-slded
influence from a wedded pair.
What do moustaches becomo lnevita
bly ? They tn list ashes become.
There la some difference between thfl
thoughts we associate with tho "Last
Man" and the "end man."
't -What the leader of the Chinese armV
said when ho saw hia thirty thousand
prisoners I-slay-'eiuI . ,
Although work is still In progress oil
the third story of the new Post-oniov
the next story will be coming forth
soon. Graphic . - ? ,
: A powerful jackserew Captain
Jack's crew. ,
Mark) Twain respects his baby foi'
its father's sake. . t
Even benevolence must be run oil
business principles. ,
The best elocutionists pronounce thd
"g" in such words via "pudding."
"Hoiiio--Sweet, sweet home," as thd
bee said when ho entered his hive.
Rather than die without a groan, let
me groan without a die. A. Ward.
Postal cards will bo. a delicate and
delightful way to dun delinquent debt
The Independent mentions an ''occa
ional contributor" a lady who is not
ashamed to earn her living as cook and.
working for month'3
a little farm tW'li-tmea,
.. A lllllo wife well-willed,.
-A little paper well-tllled. ,
It is rather cool in a San Francisco
paper to advise a young man "to g
A Voting husband handed his wife it
dozen buttons, the other day, and asked
her to put a shirt to them. . .
An unfortunate calf has been bofrl
in Indiana without a tail, and is as yrt
unconscious of the horrors of ' 'ily
Edwin Booth had to prornlso dead-
head tickets to eighteen aldermen bc
fore he could . get a license to. play as
Jackson, Michigan. , !.
.ThePioche, Xew, News in obliged ei
ther to enlarge itself or publish notic
ing but murders, and chooses the for
mer alternative , . . .. ' ' ,
An Omaha paper says there is n6 us&
In making such a fuss about the shoot
ing of a constable, as thero are fort
candidates for tho office
Mosquitoes are very lively In Louis-
ville, and the people are sorry for thn
harsh things they sung and said about
the beautiful snow. ,
A southern paper says that fiarlrt-
county has turned out eighteen mini"
ters since the war. It doesn't state
what they were turned out for, j
A piano forte make says that, of all
manufactured thing?, pianos bear tho
noblest character, since they are classi
fied as grand, Upright and square. 4
Tho Fairplay, Col., Seniin4 boasfa
that it is published at a greater alti
tude than any other paper in the world
10,000 feet above the level of the sea
A postofflce has just been established
at Jamestown, in Virginia, the first It
has ever known, and exactly eight gen
erations after tho i-lace was founded..
It has cost Xew York City ftS.fiOO.OOfl
to do its advertising during the last five
years, notwithstanding the gratuitous
notices it has got from the press o(
both continents. . 1
A young Xew Yorker lia obtainod-
twenty-seven different card photon
graphs of "future wives" who are id'
store for him, obtained from as many
different sorceresses. .
Tho Artful Dodger la Tienna. ,
, A person, says a correspondent, with
long, fair whiskers, and dressed in thd
height of fashion, entered a hosier's
shop in Vienna, and requested tho.
shopwoman, who happened to be alone,
to show him some colored shirts. Evj
ery variety was brought out, when ho
made his choice, and requested that a
parcel might be made up for hirrL '
This being done, "What an idiot I am !'
he said ; "I have not seen how thd'
shirts look when on. Would you oblige
me, mademoiselle, by putting one ovwr
your dress?" The shopwoman having"
complied with his request, "be so good,"
he continued, "as to button the collar
and the wristband, that 1 may get a
thoroughly ' good Idea of the effect. :
And now", he added, taking up his
parcel, "allow me to wish you a good
morning!" and in an instant ho was
outside the door and had disappeared-,
the unhappy girl, perfectly etupofied,
not daring to follow him into the street
on account of her singular costume.--Her
employer, on returning from hia
me half an hour later, found her with,
the fatal garment still on, crying on
the counter. . -
The Kearney J'i ecl Ion Frets, tells C,i
one' John Gillespie, (not our 'John) Who
migrated from low to tho Paddc.
coast, nd finally, after many wander"-,
ings, married a squ among the War m
Spring Indians, by whom, he obtained a-
l irrro n mount O t r.rdnertv. Of her
tired, and Secretly returned to ()i f 1
uu":i',"u ivife roar-' i
nwil ta frar k him hOVV'eV ' j . ,71
horror of himself and
v. nm in th
' ' 1
him. . They fled to nwka and m3(
am squaw xo r , 1Ta
Xorth PMenhP .iffer. tfl
joitfaVycd't'' Kearney Junction, ani
stnl she follou-ed in his footstep;
whtti in despair, he perforrned one seri
ftible act, in "puvAiiy acknowledging
her as his wife. s. k f
They are to go east w ani
up some busines, when he goes wit
v oTrtortrf tir tribe forevCf
more, being convinced thit when" sh
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