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Plattsmdutb, Nebraska, Thursday, July 24, 1878.
K. tk Toi'iEs ok Til x Hi h for ale by VC
.1. StM kilt. I.I 111' J t.st OMk e, uliftO. F. Jutia
Miii, nirwr M:il!i and 1-ifthSLn.
i 11 --tPiNB, Ma II A W Pa
CAM. M. CHAPMAN Attorney at !jw and
Solicitor in rham-orv. l'lattsmouth. Neb.
Oaicfl in Fitzgerald's JUoiU.
AT B. RKKSK, Attorney at Liw. Ottee on
Main Street, over Chapman's Drntr Store.
Hpeclal attention given to collection ot Claims.
I. II. WHKEI.KR, J. W. HTI HCOMa.
lYliceler & Sllnclicoml,
ATTORNEYS AT I.A.W,
43-ly natt-onorrlh. Nebraska.
"TAROL'KTT, S51ITII & STARRIR1. Attor
iieys at l-avv. 1'raeth-e in all tlie courts of
tlii State. SH-ci;il attention (riwn to collection
and matters of I'robjite.
Oillee over the Tost Ortire. Jlatisinouth, Neb.
KIL LIVlNUSTON.l'hysieian and Surgeon,
Tenders liis professional services to the
citizens of Cass count v. Residence southeast
corner of Oak and Si it'll streets ; oCiee on Main
street. n door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
T W RAWLINS. Smiv-nn and Rhyshian.
" Late Snnieon-in-l'tih-f of the Army of the
rofoinae, Plattsnio'ith. Nebraska. Oillee at O.
F. Johnson's Inu Store. Main street.
rTIKKLF.R & r.KNNKTT Real Kstate and
Tmti: iriirAireiits. Notaries I'e.hlie. Fins
and Life Ii;sii.aiice Aleuts, I'lutlMiiouth, Neb.
IJHKLrs PAINK Oneml Instir.ir.i e Airent,
Represent some of the most rolia'.-'.e I 'oin
ponles in the L nited rft.ites. jan7-vlf
John riTZt;Ei:ALi, rropri-tor.
Main Strtvt, Ktween Fiflh & Sixth.
M I E A X I :u V S.
' IIFISKU rrol-'ti-. U.ve reeently lcen
re;i:i:e.i aiui pi u- ! ia iboroiiirh ri.i'iiins
i.nirr. mxi bust-u -.f Woeat wanted ininie
citatelv for vvaica tif Ms'n--:; market price will
Alslrtit IN of Title.
ri'HK N I'M KV.l t "A I. s YSTiCM The best In use
For de-jerio'ivc eii-'--ii ti-, address.
ACRES, l; I. AC KM Ml Si CO..
lillEEN'HOCsi: AXJl BEDDING
Tlin aa ! moii'-y saved by ordering of n.e. I
b.ve the lan-s! ai'd tn st eobert ion r 1'lants
ver offered ir s.iie in the West, t ataiojues
free. Seei Potato. Cabbasre. Tomato, and oth
er Fiants for sale in tlieir season.
AdJr-ss W. .1. 1IKSSEU, Flattsmocth. Neb.
FINE APT GALLERY.
5?Thotorrrtphs. An.brotypes and copies
frin old pi tores, plain or eoivred. either in ink
water or oil. Ail work neatly executed and war
ranted to give s:;tisfa."l ion.
V. V. I l ONAKh. Artt.
10-tf Main. St., Fu'.ttsiuoiita. Neb.
NEW DRUG STORE-
"WAKPINO WATtR, NKI5.
T. L. POTTEK,
DtAJ ri: IN :!fi:s. mf.htcinks. paints.
Oil.. YAUNiSJI. I'KKKI'MESV,
STATION KRY. N H IONS,
IJA CO. It! I.
CLOTHINC. FCiiNISllIvn OOOOS. HATS,
P.oofS. SHOES. Till K3,
YAI.Isr.S. t'AHl'E 1 -tAilS,
&.e., e., vc.
One of the (Oitirs. ne.d most tb-UaV-'e Houses
In Plaltsmoii'h. Main street, beiw.ea Eoiiith
J &V. E M !' M ! E R THE PLACE.
E. L. ELSTER,
I.s in receipt cf the finest and
iJASSIMERKS. CLOTHS. YKSTIXGS. SCOTCH
;Ol)S. IRIS!! FRIESES,
Ii fact, the lar.-est and best assortment of
Cloth ever brought to t liis eity. whi-h 1 iirn
prejiareil to make up in the Latest Styles. Call
and examine Goods. apt ill.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
DRESS AXD CLOAK MAKER.
lliwoma three doors o?t of Rrcks House.
CUTTING AND FITTING
M:id a specialty.
Patteniu of all kinds constantly on hand
X W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SAL E, tt LI VER V STAJ1L E.
Maiu street, Plaitsiaouth, Neb.
I aT prepared to aeeniuni'.d-ite the puhli'
with Horse. Carriage..
and a No. 1 Hearse.
On short notice and rc:tso:iab terms. A
Hack will run to the St-arn'Mi,;! L:'.-: liu;i. D-Mot
anil all parts of the eitv when desired.
New Lumber Yard-
Having opeiie.I a Lumber Yard nt Lou isvi'.ie
I will keep-.ou haad ail kinds tt
Shhirles. Sash, &c,
&e., if., &e., ie.
I will n'so deal in all kinds of Grain, for
which I will pay the lii -hest market pri.-e.
E. NO YES.
Louisville, - - - Nebraska.
C1IAS. X. T1FFAXY,
MT. PLEASANT, NED.
Bejrs lea vo to inform tlio f.tniicrs of
Cass County that ho kt'ejis a S'o.l No. 1
B L A C 21 1 T It .S H 0 P
3B8 milo north of Mt. rio:ic:ttit.
All kimls of Iron Work nttemlorl to.
Wagons repuirtd. Farm Implements
carefully memleil. lowest jirices, arul
all work done on sL.'.it juitico.
Grain receivt-d in ia:. ip-r.t. Give
Eti'j a trial. CnAd.' X; Tiffaxt.
T. V. Th.tnn. Brownrille I". S. fW-na
P. V. Iliteheoek, Omaha V. . Sena
L. Crouj-.se. Fi. Calhoun l-presentative.
K. W. Fumas, Bniwnvir.e Governor.
.F. .1. Josst, Lincoln See'y of Stale.
J. li. Weston, Iteatriee Auditor.
H. A. Kii'iii, CoUimbiLS Treasurer.
J. It. Webster. Crete Att y (ien.
J. M. McKeuie, Lineolii...Sup't Fub. Iustrue'u.
Coo. n. Lake. Omaha
. Chief -Justice.
I'aniel Gautt, Nebraska City, , 9ui..tp
Samuel Maxwell, l'latts th, J ASSO e 1,5,1 s'
R. R. Livinpton Mayor.
Fhelis Paine - City Clerk.
"Win. Wiiiterstein City Treasurer.
J. W. Haines Police J mice.
Miles Morgan Marshal.
I. N. Johnson Street Commissioner.
Fir: st Waiir. J. Fltzecrald. H. S. Newman.
Skco.m Wakh. .). YalllHll, C. N'eliols.
Titittti WKii. II. C. Ciishin" Thus. I'oilock.
FetiiTii Wakii. IL Vivian, L. F. Jolaisori.
H. F. Ellison
Dan 'I 'ichiniion..
W. L. llobbs
IT. W. Wise
Jacob Yallery. I
Lyman Jarics, )
J." W. k Itomas
, Sup't Pub. Instruet'n.
1AITIST-tnlheeonierof Main r.nd Ninth,
' Rv-v. T. J. Anild. pastor. Residence on Main
btwetzi 'i"ih and Uth. S;-r i e.s every Sabbat li
at II a. in. arid 7 p. m. Sabbath seleml at u, a.m.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday exetinsg.
C'HKISTI AN Service In Conrerja'ioa C!;nr i
' at it a. m. and ti : : p. in. Corner f l. eiLt
and st h streets. Cordial invitation exii'iiiied to
all classes to attend.
EPISCOPAL Corner Vine and Third streets.
Rev. A. R. Graves. Services every Sunday at
11 : 30 a. m. and 7 p. in. Sunday school at S p. in.
"'AT5IOLIC North side of Public S iHi're. Rev.
v Kather I'.obal. First Mass every Sabitath at
R-3 a. in.. Second MaKs and sermon al le-.m,
YesiH'rs and Benediction at 'J-'JO p. m. Mass at
8 .u in. every week day.
THIRST PRESHYTEUf AN North side of Main
x street, west of w!i. Rev. W. T. I!art!e ; Ser
vices every Sabbath at II a. in. and p. in.
Sabbath sHiooi at a-i :u m. Prayer incetinir
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'ciiA-k.
A T ETHOI'jIST EPTSCOPAI-West side of r.th
1 .-licet soot'i of Main
Services everv Sabbath at 10-30 a. m. arid 7 p. in.
Prayer meeting every Thurvhiv evei:iir. t hiss
meetings every Mondav eveiifiiir and immedi
atelv alter chiT.c tif sabbatii uiornii.t; services.
Sabbat li School at
QONTAfi den 21 S.Mtember hat die
Kv. Luth. Gemeiiidsin ihr
ill rem Seholhans vor-
mitta.'s u:n Jl Uhr Gotteodi'Mist. Cebciha-ipt
liadci ders.dbe von jet7t ail lewrcliiiaessiif a!!j 11
Tae stati. Minister. Rev. L. Haimawald.
Sabbath scIkm.1 1 p. m.. Prof. d'Aliemaad,
T O. F. -Iteprfilar meetimrs of riafie lAxijre
x ' No. 7. I. O. . F. everv Thursdav eveiiins at
Odd Fellows' Hall. Transient Broilers are cor
dially invited to visit.
K. F. CUNNINGHAM. N.
M. M. Bl.TI.EH. Sec.
T . (). I'.-l'l.ATTMOt TI! ENTA Vi-MKNTo.
1 a. Rc-miar Convocati;i-s the fd : lid 4ih
F'id-iy's of e:teli inoiiih pi Odd Feli e-.s" Ilali
o.raei- :1 arid :i streets. Ti.l:-:e:il Patri
archs coiuiully invited fi visit.
H. NEWMAN. C. P.
E. F.. (VxxiMiiiAM, Scribe.
r.SNIC I'l.ATTSStrilTlt I.onc.K No. (1. A
- 1 F. & . M. Revra'.ar ine'tiii;;s :i: iheir Hail
on tin firs and. third Monday ev-rin;;s ot" each
moiilh. Transient brethren !:;vired i' viit.
R. it. LIVINGSTON, Y M.
A. d'Al-l.KM AND, See.
ACOY I.OLGE No. 22. A. F. & A. M. Keirn-
- 1 lar ineeiias at Macov Hall, first and third
Fri lav., J. N. WISE, W. M.
.1. M. BFAR:si.rv, Sec.
i VKHUASirA I'llA ITER No ft. R. A. M. Rcyr
i niar Convocations s co;d mid loui-tb Tues
day eveid.is of each month at 7'i o clock p. to.
R. R. LIVINGSTON. II . P.
If. Nkvvmav. See.
T O. G. T. OLIVE BRANCH. No. ?. IT. Elli-
so. i. M. W. C. T.. C. W. Kiiitf. W. See . T.
Vv'. S.hrv nek. I.s!.'e Deputy, meets at Clark &
l'!am:!o r"s 11!1 every Tuesday evening. Trav
elbii;; Templars resfH-ct fully iiivited.
riM'RNVKREIN. The Turner Society meets at
A TurieTs" Had ia ;uHiinan"s Block, on Use
first hi: I t'drd Wednesdays of each month.
Yeekia.:;i:li : Treasurer tins. Rein-
hackh-: First Tm iovr.rt Win. Hessier ; Sec
ond TuiT.v.art Geo. Karrer; Warden Jolin
Purissima et Optima.
ifif il f jr -
Tliis uniival'.ed Medicine Is warranted not to
conta'n a single particle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance, but is
For forty years it has proved ils rrr.?t value
in all diseases ef the Liver. P.nvvels ami Kidneys
Thousands of the jiihm! jimi preat in all parts of
the country vouch for its wonderful ami ;.-ciiliar
power in purif viuu the IiIihhI. stiamiatin the
torpid liver ami howels. and iinpailm new life
and vinor t- the whole system. Simmons' Liv
er Regulator is acknowledged to have no euuai
" LIVER MEDICINE,
It contains four medical elements, never null
ed in the same happy proportion in any other
preparation, viz. ; a jr-idle Cathartic, a woiider
iu! To'iic. mii u:i-ccepl ionable Aip'rative and a
e!rtabi o;n c:ive of all inipi:riTies of the bo-.iy.
Such si .ra i! .isccess has aticlidvd ils use, lii..l it
is tiotv 1 0!;:ir.;cd as the
GREAT UNFAILING SPECIFIC,
for Liver f omphdnt and t'.i" pidriful or-:!riiig
ilo rof. tit-vvh : I vsjiojis'h. Const ipat lot:,
i icpr-.ssion of S;;ri'.si Sour Stomach, Iteart
P.!:'-:. .. c'- c.
Repdatt- il'.e Liver and prevent
CHILLS AND FEVER.
Prepared only by J. H. ZEILIN & CO.
Dnmj'ists. Macoa, Ga.
Snd for a Circular ar.u ir-"! Ar-li strcei.
Price ?!. by nuiil 1.5 f Philadelphia Pa.
For Sale bv
J. H. Dultery,
Buying Your Greenhouse and
iON'T send F:.-tKt for P!;:;:ts w lien you can pet
illt :ls cimm! ftir l..a tmitiev rn!.l-cr luiln;..
To my in, m. roiis friemis hi:d patraas I would
say that 1 hare the larwst Hint bet slock of
plants evM offered for sale in the Vi'est, ahd
t re:isnnable prices.
IV ,re ami send for my
Xfctv Drsrripilvc Cairtlojcuo.
v hVb will lie seui free to :.:! ,' fp'rile for It.
Tilth dve me youi c;dtr. and 1 K.-I voi.'ii-it.'nt 1
J can satisfy you.
, . Address. W. .J HESS Kit.
&r . Tisnu6?rti; N it.
Tl'.c fcveelesst sohs are those
Tiint few men ever hear,
And no a.eu ever sing.
The clearest skies are those
Thai farthest off appear,
To birds of strongest wing.
The dearest loves are those
That no man can come near,
vYith Ids' best follow ing.
From the German of Ludwly Robert.
In former ages talent meant
A faculty from- Heaven sent ;
After, it meant
A compliment ;
And now 'tis claimed by any loon
Who scrawl:; a line or strums a tunc.
Give me kisses do not stop
Measurinj; nectar by the drop ;
Though to millions they amount;
They will never drain the fount ;
Kiss mo then.
Every moment and again !
Give iae kisses all is waste
S ive the luxury we taste ;
And for kissing kisses live
Only when we take or give ;
Kiss me, then.
Every moment and again !
Give me kisses though their worth
Far exceeds the gems of earth.
Never pearls so rich and pure
Cost so little I am sure ;
Kiss me, then.
Every moment and again I
Give me kisses nay, 'tis truo
1 am jat as rich as yon. :
And for every kis I owe.
I can pay you back, you knew ;
Kiss me, then.
Every moment and anin !
De livered at Mt. PJerwiul Granyc, N.
4, Patrons of Husband ry, by thtir
L:tirtr, S. L. Furloaj. on the occa
sion of a Feast hdl June 13th, 1T3.
"Worthy Master., Ihiotheus and
Sisters ok our Norle Order: If
any man or woman, or numlier of men
and women, ever merited praise, com
mendation, and ths hearty thanks of
the Farmers of any country, the first
originators of the Order of of Patrons
ot llusV'undry in the United Slates,
are justly entitled to all the expressions
of gratitude that can possibly lie le
sto'.ved upon them ; for, the mere ef
fort to organize a class of men and
women so unaeeuitonn d to orders of
discipline, and societies of mutual bene
fit, as the Fanners of oir country are,
was an undertaking that is unparal
leled in the history of our country.
And it is worthy of and should receive
the hearty thanks of every Practical
Farmer in this land. I would not have
believed Unit so thorough an organiza
! tion could have ever been perfected
among fanners, more particular- tiie
farmers of the Western Prairies, where
the farms are generally large, and the
farmers far more unsocial with each
other, and unacquainted with the bene
fits to be derived from socfeties organ
ized for rautml protection and relief,
than those of the older States. But
the records of the National Grange
show that the order is growing far
more rapidly in the West than it is in
The order has been in existence
something over six years. During the
first five years of its existence there
was only 257 Granges organized in the
United States. But during the year
1ST2 there was organized 1,103 Granges,
making in all at the last meeting of
the National Grange, 13G2. The State
of Iowa had at that time 154 Granges,
C32 of which were organized during the
year of 1372. There was in the same
year oiganizod . in the State of South
Carolina, 100; in the State of Uliinois,
G3; in Mississippi, 53; in our own
State, 49; in Minnesota, 5G; in Missou
ri,. 14; in Vermont and Kansas, 12
each; in Alabama and Michigan, 8
each ; in Ohio, G ; in Tennessee. 4 ; in
Louisiana, 3; in Georgia, 2; in Virgin
ia. Kentucky, Arkansas and New Jer
sey one each, making 22 States in till
that our oiier is established in ; and
should the number organized the pres
ent year exceed tlio number of lust
year in the same ratio that last year
exceeds the preceding five, there would
be organized at the end of this year
over 23,000 Granges. But it is scarcely
possible, and not at all probable, that
there will K; any such increase of ratio,
but that idi the number of Granges or
ganized this year will far exceed the
number of List year no one can doubt,
for report from nearly every State
show that Granges are being organized
very fast all over the country. To
many it may seem strange that the or
der should spread so rapidly; but there
j is nothing strange about it; for man
by nature is so selfish that whatever
is for his pecuniary interest and bene-
i lit, that lie. will do ; hence the reason
for men leing so willing to join us
when tiny clearly understand the ob
ject of the organization. But some
straight jackets will stand back and
say, it is a secret order, and they will
not be guilty of joining a secret society!
I deny the charge in part. Now, we
will draw a contrast between our order
anda.crf$ order. A" secret organiza
tion is one. that is known only to its
members ; none but those who are its
members know of the place, and the
time of its meetings, its proceedings
are kept entirely secret, and none but
the members know the result of tbe
meetings, and the object of the organi
zation. How ia it with the Patrons of Hus
bandry V Everybody knows that there
i9 Booh an organization, aad so quo will
deny being a member of a Grange;
their time and place of meeting is
known to every Inxly ; the object is also
known to everybody, or as many as
may choose to inquire; the result of
our organization" is very particularly
known to Middle men. But you have
secret signs and passwords, rules and
regulations. That I admit, and we
would fail to be an effective organization
without these. They are necessary to
union, discipline, and concert of action.
A certain amount of secresy is neces
sary to the accomplishment of great
results. The executive sessions, (the
most important meetings) of our Leg
islatures, are held in secret, and no one
would think of calling a Legislature a
secret organization. Railroad corpora
tions, merchants and middle men of
every class have tlieir secret meetings,
and quite often too, for to harness you
and I, with exorbitant prices, telling us
just how they will sell to us whatever
we wish to buy, and also tell us what
they will give us for what we have to
sell. Every merchant has his secret
"cost mark," known only to him and
his household, and this is necessary for
him. or you and I would know just
how much we contribute to keep up
his high living and fine clothes, so lif
can look down ujwn us and say you are
nothing but an ohl farmer. The secret
work of our order teaches ns that our
occupation i3 an honorable one; it
teaches that the tillers of the soil are
to be looked up to, not down upon, as
is the general custom by almost every
class of men who are not connected
Mr. Hovey, of St. Johnsburg, Ver
mont, tells about the secret part of
our order, in tliis manner:
"They think that secrecy means mis
chief, and nutliing else; but, my
friends, nothing could possibly be
wider of the truth. It is only the key
that secures the principles in which
"When God created the universe lie
made everything just and right. He
made those auimals that are preyed
upon with ears turning backwards, to
enable them to catch the first indici-
j.tions of sound from a pursuer, and He
made those siecies that prey ujhu oili
er animals with their ears turning for
ward, for the same purpose. He has
made men and classes of men to prey
uiKin each other, and has given to them
all a natural protection, m rcy. If 1
have in mind some wonderful inven
tion, and go to the places of public re
sort and lay open all my plans and give
all the-particulars in its construction,
would not some long-eared gentleman
circumvent my intentions? I tell you
that the man who succeeds in business
is the man who keeps his own counsels.
The trader who brags about his sharp
speculations and tells all about how it
is done may be set down for a financial
failure. But the slv man who keens
only man against man in the race for
gain, but classes of men against men.
Lawyers, physicians, merchants, tele
graph companies, railroad corporations,
&c, are arrayed against each other, and
all combined aim their thrusts at the
unsophisticated farmer. This Society
is secret in its doings for no other rea
son than for protection. Other combi
nations are formed for the purpose of
robbing fanners of tlieir hard earnings,
and they some of them do not think,
because the Great Ruler m.ulo mer
chants and railroad companies with
ears trained upon them, that they
should not avail theinsolves of the
same natural advantage by turning
their own back upon the pursuer. Se
crecy is necessary for efiieiencv every
where." But the latest excuse that I have
heard as a reason that he would, not
join the Grange, was given by a neigh
bor farmer, only just miles from
here, and bis reason was that it was
organized to put down the price of la
bor, and he was down on anything that
tried to put-down the price of labor.
Be this as it may, I do not so under
stand it. I understand that our order
is to uphfci the honorableness of hon
est labor, and to assist us in procuring
better prices to compensate us for our
labor as tillers of the soil. That is pre
cisely what we are defending is the
honor of labor against all the combi
nations of capital, in the form of rail
roads, the conventions of grain-buyers,
merchants and monopolies ot every
description, that is organized to har
ness, hamper and rob, the honest agri
cultural labors of mankind.
We are organized to be on the look
out for sharpys men who say they
are smart enough to get a living with
out working for it. To all such I say,
then, let them pay for it." But, says Mr.
so-and-so, your Granges are orgauized
to put down the price of farm hire so
low that the men who hire out to
work on the farm cannot live. I am
not aware of any thing of the kind; but
should such a question ever arise,
where hone.-t laborers are to be op
pressed below a reasonable and a re
spectable compensation for honest la
bor performed, my hand will never be
raised in favor of any such proposi
tion; but I would oppose it with all
the ability at my command. And may
palsied be the baud that is ever raised
to oppress the honest, laboring portion
of mankind, below a fair and reason
able compensation for honest services
rendered. But I have- no fears of any
such propositions; the inevitable law
of demand and supply will regulate the
prices of farm labor. .
Another doubting Thomas says, I
will join your Grange when I am satis
fied that it p:iys, that is, if it is for my
interest to do so, and very sarcastically
remarks : "Come, give us your figures,
the proof of a pudding is the chewing
of the string." Not so, Mr. Thomas,
the proof of our pudding is the eating
of it, and we have good peaches and
apples; for Suing, at ssvea aal eight
cents a pound, while you who chew the
string pay fifteen and sixteen cents.
But to satisfy you that it it for your
interest, pecuniarily, here are the fig
ures: We save on our store bills fully
twenty-five per cent., and the average j
store bill for average families, includ- j
ing groceries, clothing, and the replen
ishing of the household ware, is about
S200.00 per year 23 per cent, of that,
$30.00. Now there are upon the assess
ment roll of this precinct 123 names;
supposing 100 of thoS3 to be heads of
families; if they were all members of
a Grange and availed themselves of the
privileges for purchasing low, they
would save to the precinct j$5,00O.Qy
every year. Again, suppose that you I
are a new comer, and desire to set up
farming with all the improved farm
machinery necessary to ran two team"..
You can save in the purchase of two
plows, 15.20; in the purchase of two
cultivators, $16.00; in the purchase of
a seeder, -320.00; in the purchase of a
corn planter, $10.80; in the purchase
of wagons, 850.00; 'in the purchase of a
reaper S40.00 ; which makes a saving
of 137.20 ; add to this the $50.00 saved
iu the annual necessaries, and you have
saved the, first year $207.20 on your liv
ing and the purchase of the necessary
farm tools to run an average farm.
Now, Mr. Thomas, can you not see
very plainly that it is for your interest
to join the Grange? The amount
saved by an old settler, in the purchase
of the annual necessaries and the nec
essary re-pure Juisii i g of farm tools, in
one year, will pay all the fees and dues
of an average life time.
Again, let us see what the annual
srviug to the precinct would be if all
were to unite with a (trange, and avail
themselves of the pecuniary advan
tages at their command. Supposing
that 223 individuals (three less the
number upon the assessment roll) use
farming implements, and that one in
five purchase a new cultivator at a
saving of $8 each, there would be $200
saved; if one in live purchase a plow
at a saving $7.'i0 each, it would make
$100; if one in ten purchase a seeder
at a saving of $20 each, it would be
$210; if one iu ten purchase a corn
planter at a saving of $1'J each, it
would be $102; if one in ten purchase
a wagon, at a saving of $23 each, it
would be $300; if one in ten should
purchase a reaper at a saving of $40
each, it would be $130; this makes a
saving of $1,002.00, to the precinct each
year, to say nothing, about mowers,
rakes, and breaking-plows and fanning
mills, and other machinery used in
farming. Now add to this the annual
saving of $50 for 100 families in the
purchase of groceries, clothing, and
other' household necessaries, ami there
is saved to your precinct the neat little
sum of $0,802.00 every year as the re
sult of your organizing yourselves into
Granges, and availing yourselves of
the advantages and the privileges to be
derived thereficm. If this large sum
can be saved in oup precinct how largo
would be the sum saved to the county,
and how much larger to the State.
Then the social pleasure that we may
ail enjoy by meeting together as broth
er farmers, and working for a common
interest, and at the same time for our
own individual interest, thereby be
coming belter acquainted with each
ether, making better neighbors of u?,
and frequently making friends of ene
mies, far more th in compensates us for
ail the cost and time devoted to our
But then another nervous, somewhat
large, and nu lrately corpulent gen
tleman, gets up and says, your organi
zation is a going to run into politics,
and I don't want anything to do with
it. Well, now, that is really a delicate
question, enough so to make a man
scratch his head a little at least. I had
not thought of that; but upon a little
rellection I am really afraid that it will
not ; for if a class of men in the known
world were ever trodden down with
impudence and impunity, and burdened
with unnecessary taxation for the sup
port of a large number of genteel po
litical rascals, the farmers of the
United States stand at the head of the
class, particularly in the point of being
represented in our national affairs by
men who have no practical knowledge
whatever of farming, and whose inter
est is entirely contrary to the agricul
tural community. For instance, out
of the three hundred and seventy Con
gressmen of our National Legislature,
less than twenty are accredited with
having any practical knowledge of
farming; a majority of the rest are so
ignorant of the science of Agriculture
that they would take every cow in the
State of New Jersey to be a Jersey
cow; and I would not be surprised if a
large number of them could not distin
guish the difference between a Jersey
cow and a good Durham steer, and five
chances to one, if they did not ask you
which was the better cow. At any
rate it is a deplorable state of facts,
that the Agricultural population of
the United States, which is fully three
fifths of the whole population of the
country, should have only one-eighteenth
of the representation; or, in
other words, instead of having about
twenty Representatives to look after
the most important interests of our na
tion, we should have two hundred and
twenty. But if the thieving, stealing,
back-saiarv grab of the last Congress,
which takes $1,500,000 out of the Na
tional Treasury, and gives it to these
men who .already receive large p.ty, is
not enough to make the honest Agri
culturist . desire a chancre in our law
making representatives, who are wholly
controlled by railroad and moneyed
monopolies of every description, then
let Mr. Nervous keep out.
cosTnruEO kext week. .
KOBE THAN ACTl.Nii.
"What I am going to tell you, gen
tlemen," said our second old man,
Richard Dashall, taking a few hasty
pulls at his mersf-hauni, and looking
inquiringly at his almost depleted pew
ter, as lie sat one evening among some
old brother professionals at The Abbey,
"is as true as Shakespeare."
" Let us have it by all means," said
Glum, our low comedian, arresting a
waiter in "rapid transit" to the bar.
"Same," said Glum, in a confidential
tiside to the "polite and attentive."
"Now, Dick, lot's have if," continued
Glum, pushing the replenished pewter
to the narrator of the following remi
niscence: "And," said he, looking
round the table, taking a solemn . pull
at the mult, pulling at his yatd of'clay,
and after being assured that it Aas
well a-light by inserting his iiule lin
ger in the bowl, r.nd bringing the red
wax-end of it fademnly to tbe table,
after the. fashion of a Speaker's gavel
-and while our commission from
Rome is read, let silence be command
ed. Go on."
"Well." said tluj old man, "it was
many years ago, when 1 was a dashing
juvenile in old John Potter's company
in California, Oar company were
among the dramatic pioneers of the
Golden State. There was old Dave
Anderson, George Ryder who is now
waking 'em up to the fact that all the
old men didn't die with Blake there
w as our leading man, J. H. Warwick,
who afterward acquired fame and pop
ularity in the counsels of the State
Legislature, with 'Honorable' tacked to
his name not bad for a stock actor.
There were others, too 'well-graced'
actors, who, after t-trutting their brief
hour, are heard no more' but have
found their rest, alter 'life's fitful fe
ver,' all along tie Pacific slope, from
the wilds of Oregon to the vine-clad
hills of Los Angeles and San Diego.
"There was one in our company, a
young and beautiful actress, who laid
come to California from England, after
playing a very successful series of en
gagements in Australia. She was our
loading lady, a general favorite with
both company and public, and, gentle
men, it is all over now, but for the first
and last time in my life, I vciisseriotitily
in love. Adaline I need not give you
her full name for
'There's a ehiel amop.tr ye takin' notes,
And faiili, he'll prent 'em
Adaline was evidently a lady of cul
ture and refinement. She was reserved
to t degree in regard to her early his
tory, and as most of our men came
from 'The States,' as they still term
them in California, absolutely nothing
was known of her antecedents.
Among the rude population of the
mining towns Adaline was looked upon
as a sort of dramatic divinity, and I do
believe that that fragile girl might have
walked alone and unprotected from
Sacramento to the juiuping-off place
of the then unexplored terra iw oynila
"After taking a tour of the wild
mining towns, we were making our
way back to San Francisco, and com
parative civilization. I think it was
at the town of Vallejo our leading
man was taken suddenly and seriously
ill. 'The Stranger' was on the bill of
our next evening performance, and it
became necessary to s,end a special mes
senger to San Francisco to engage, if
possible, another actor to supply his
place. It so happened that .by the
steamer which came into port on the
previous day from the Isthmus, a
young English tragedian, whese name,
gentlemen, it can do no possible good
to mention, arrived to fulfill an engage
ment at the Metropolitan on the fol
lowing week. By permission of the
management of the Metropolitan, it
was arranged that the young English
stranger should come up to Vallejo and
help us out of our difficulties on the
"As it was impossible for the stran
ger to arrive in time for the reheaisrd
the piece was rehearsed Without, him;
and, as it was a'laost t'.-.ivk before the
boat anived from S;m i 'v.:nei.;e-.). not
one ot the coinpuay ever saw the young
English tragedian till he emerged from
his roora nt night, divsed, and, by a
singular coincidence of ciivunist'.'.r.ees,
as the Utrariy'.-r. To those who renie'm
ber the incidents of the play, I need
not say that the Xtranyer and Mr?.
H alter do not meet till the end of the
fourth act. I was playing the Baron
in the piece, and as my part was the
most important in support of the
Strang; r?l was requested by the man
ager, after receiving a hasty, ininvauc
tion in the dressing room of the new
arrival, to 'run through our scene:-.' and
see that all was right before the cur
tain rang upon the third act.
"It may be remembered by those
who have even a casual knowledge of
the play, that in the third act there is
a very beautiful .and pathetic Sving in
troduced by a young peasant girl a
song which she says Mrs. U alter had
'I have a silent sorrow here a grief I'll neVr
It breathes iio sh'h. It" sheds no tears, but It
consumes my ln-art."
"While this was being sung to the
Stranycr, 1 could not help observing
that lie was strongly moved, and at its
conclusion, when he recited the lines,
"I have heard that air before, but it
wtis to other words.'
"'Francis, share your supper with
your friends; I need none.'
"He came almost fainting oil at the
wing where I was standing. I thought
1 never saw a better piece of acting.
"'Oh my God! my God! my heart
is breaking! T he exclaimed, us he S3nk
sobbing on my shoulder.
"'What's the matter?' I inquired.
" 'Nothing, nothing; a foolish, weak,
romantic notion, perhaps; but 1 never
hear that song but it unmans me.
Please come with me to my dressing
room, and let us see about our long
scene in the fourth act.'
"In the dressing room and in the suc
ceeding act, I could see that the young
stranger was laboring under a strong
mental excitement, 'which he himself
could not account for.
"Let scoffers turn up their noses, and
cry bosh," said Dashall; "but as true as
1 hold this pipe in my hand, the poor
young fellow told me: '1 feel, friend,
as if there were something hanging
over me to-night imagination some
may call it, superstition, others I
know what it is; but, my Godl my
God! I feel a strange fatality over me,
aa if my very life were leaving me.'
"It was in vain I tried to reassure
the young tragedian. He seemed like
one over whom some great evil was
impending. And as the curtain rang
op on the fourth act, he seemed so
thoroughly absorbed and grief-stricken,
I deemed it best to leave him to him
self. "In the fourth act, where the ftlrau-y-r
relates the story of his life, the
deep shame which has driven him from
contact with the world, his shrinking
self-seclusion, his utter loneliness, his
agonizing despair and breaking heart
a heart lequiiing consolation, as
Koizebue eloquently describes it:
".My he.at is like a close-shut septslehri',
I..'t what Is vv ittiin it moulder ami deeay.
Why open the wretched charncl house
To spread a pestilence .voiuid-.''
"I never in myself felt so thoroughly
carried away as in the last scene of the
act, where the Stranger and Mrs, Ifal
h met lor the fitst time. The situa
tion was so startling as to electrify
both actors and audience. A single
glance of recognition told the story a
story 'behind the scenes' a sorrow
stricken husband and an erring wife
had come together under circumstan
ces stranger than any novelist could
invent, but nevertheless, gentlemen,"
said Dash. ill, "what I tell you is strictiv
"You iu.iv, perhaps, imagine I am
going to finish the story with a start
ling denouement," continued Dashall.
"Nothing of the sort that is, at least,
so far as the public ever knew. Be
tween the fourth and last act;; and
then mind you, it was known that the
Stranger and Adeline wore actually
husband and wife, as 1 was saying, be
tween the acts Adeline lay in convul
sions in her dressing-room, while the
Stranger, in an adjoining department
sat motionless as death, with his face
buried in his hands, his fingers twisted
iu the mass"S of his luxuriant hair, si
lent, save as to the, heavy, suppressed
breathing which told t.io plainly the
inward struggle that was tugging at
his very heart-strings. When ail was
ready for tlio fifth act I approached
him gently, and laying my hand upon
his shoulder, I informed him of the
fact. As he looked up 1 think I never
sawafa.-eso changed pale as a mar
ble statue, the large, dark eyes sunken
in the sockets, and with a look of con
trolled agony painful iu the extreme
even for a moment to look upon. His
bearing was that of a thorough gentle
man, who had made up his blind to
keep his feelings iu check even if the
effort should kill him. Walking calm
ly on the stage, he proceeded with the
play with wonderful self-command till
the final interview with his ( rriu,g and
repentant wife. Poor Adaline cam"
on the scene sustained on my arm, and
as she faltered out, 'Leave me,' it
seemed to me as if she would sink,
fainting to the stage. To describe the
scene that followed i-? entirely beyond
my power. Sufiice it to say that sei ne
was written by the ill-fated Kolzebue,
it has never been acted as it was that
night. Acted, did I say? No, there
was no acting about it, but a stern and
painful reality, where fact and fiction
were so strangely bh-uded as to h ave
upon me an impression I shall never
"As you know, gentlemen, there is
not it line in the whole scene which did
not directly apply to the actual situa
tion, you may judge of the effect when
rendered by two highly sensitive na
tive!, wrought up to the gic.test pitch
of feeli.u by the agonizing realities of
the ; cene. The scene rea' hcl its cli
max, and the repentant wif fell faint
ing at the feet of the abandoned hus
band. Pointing solemnly to Heaven,
and speaking the concluding line,
There. Adaline, you may b mil;.-'
again,' ho stooped gently down, raised
her head tenderly from the ground,
gave a part ing kiss upon her pale l.. re
head, laid her gently and reverentially
down, gave a long, tender, and heart
broken look, and, turning slowly up
the stage as the curtain descended, the
ill-starred couple parted, no more to
i'K-ct again upon the earth.
"A bedstone at the 'Mission. in San
Francisco, bears the names of 'Ada-laid.-"
and the 'Stranger,' who found
rest beneath the wave, of- the Pacific,
being on boar.! the ill-fated Australian
steamer when .he was lost, many ears
ago, on her passage from San Francis
co. Let us h. . they both have found
the peace which seemed denied them
here in 'another and better World,'
where sorrow i.s unknown and sin can
never enter." California. 'Exehanye.
Three things to love: courage, gentle
ness, and aliectJon. Three things to
admire: intellect, dignity and grace
fulness. Three things to hate: cruelty,
arrogance, and ingratitude. Thn
things to delight in : beauty, frankness,
and freedom. Three things to wish
ior: health, friends, and a contented
spirit. Three things to like: cordi
ality, good humor, and cheerfulness.
Three things to avoid: idleness,
loquacity, and flippant jesting. Three
things to cultivate: good books, good
friends, and good humor. Three things
to contend lor: honor, country, and
friends. Three things to govern: tem
per, tongue, and conduct. Three things
to think about: life, death, and eter
nitv. The Des Moines Register believes
there is one soi t of a man whom even
the revivalist Hammond wouldn't deem
worth saving. It is tho man who, when
a barber shop is crowded at midnight
on Saturday night, insists on having his
hair cut, and his head shampoom-d., and
his whiskers trimmed, and his mus
tache powdered, and hi face bay-runi-meel
and camphor-iced and powdered
and perfumed, and elried and pef timed
again. A Modoc wo a hi do for a peaco
commissioner in effecting the civiliza
tion of such an individual.
The East New York Conference of
the Methodist Church lias been seri
ously discussing the propriety of per
mitting a man with a huge lainily to
enter the ministry. Thus. Daniel Mc
Mullen, a man with a w ife and eight
children, desired to continue as a min
ister, but there was some doubt as to
whether he hadn't better engage in
other business. After art exhaustive
discussion it was very properly detail
ed that he should go ahead, one speak
er remarking that a man's family was
never toe huge, provided the man him
self was good for anythhlg.
Punch thinks that if a young lady
wants to keep her hands free fremr
chaps, all she Y.w to do is to dress in
the present fashion, and let it be
known that she has no money. Chaps,
especially if they be sensible chaps,
will then let her hand alone very
Old SnoRs. Everything tangil.hi
seems to have two or more state of
! existent c. Now it is ipiite possible
' that you think, if you look very sharply
j at an oid shoe when you throw it
! away, you will know it again if ever
j conies back to you. But that doesn't
i ai all follow, "(lac of these days you
! may button your dress with an obi
j pair of slippers, comb your hair with
a boot, r grasp a cast-off gaiter whil
vou eat vonr dinner. You don't seo
how this can bo? V,'. 11 we'll tell you.
old shoes are turned to account by
i manufacturers iu the following
i manner: They arc cut into very small
i nieces, and Kent for a couple of days
iu chloride, of sulphur. The e fleet ot
this is to make the leather hard and
brittle. Next, the I ait rial is with
drawn from the action of the chloride
of sulphur, washed with water and
dried. ' When thoroughly dry it in
ground to powder, and mixed with
some subst.uH -e like glue or gum, that
causes it to adhe re together, it is then
pressed into moulds and shaped into
buttons, combs, knife-handles, etc. So
you will see how it may come to pa-i
that yo'u comb your hair w ith a ImoU
and fas t'-ii yonr clothes with a slipper.
Dris Rr.i ohm. The London Ech't
is provoked, by the reforming spirit of
American ladies on the subject of
dress, to step to the front and speak as
follows: "When things come to tho
worst they mend," says the proverb;
and he who feels his shoe pinch mrist
tightly will be the first to call for tho
boot jack. American ladies having"
been so long fashion-ridden, beyond
any unfortunate females this side, are,
at last rising in rebellion, resolved to
dethrone thai most tyrannical of
despots. Madame La Mode. The New.
York Irvl- nderti has been publishing
a series of excellent papers on the
subjects by a Inly of well-known lit
erary ability, Mis Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps, and the X. H. Woman's club
have 'appointed a Committee regularly
to tackle the subject of rational dress,'
and se what can no done to promote!
it. -Idienien who are groaning under
the millinery bills, and the women
who are sighing under the weight of
garments they furnish, will, it is hoped,'
join hand iu hand to diminish both
burdens. The proposed yet tendered
are by no moans revolutionary. The
patent absurdity is that any one should
need to pledge her.-.elf to dress like a
rational being and a modest woiuanJ
The reforming ladies are not asked to
wear any sort of uniform or strangej
costume's, but only to promise that
their skirts shall mt sweep the streets.
nor weigh them down, and that their
bodices' shall' neither squeeze tlieir
waists nor expose their shoulders in
the style commonly described on the
Iwtix ii won Iwtnd't principle a:i "full
dress." being the very scantiest meas
ure of clothing which d -cency permits.'
Tin: aver.lge extent and cost of a
bidv'a trou tn is not to be inferred
from that of the Mi.-s Rothschild of'
London, who a few weeks ago, beeonu?
Mrs. Eliot Yorlo-, and led confine her
self to handkerchiefs iu dozen dozens.
The Boi.d street milliner to vvh.oiu the
order for the trou-ixenit was given h id
instructions to provide twelve dozen
of ( very article, which it was within,
the bounds of peistibilily for a lady to
require-. Pen and powers fail to
portray the piles of dresses, mantles,'
liii'-n, iac-s, shoes, e tc., which went to
m ike up that tr-uH an. The cost
happily concerned only the Eolhs
chihls, but it must have? been consider-
able, for one of those evening dn sso.?
alone would lvquiro fifty yards of silk.
CiiARAt 'i kristk: of English
Womkn. English women are very
thorough and practical domestic man
agers. They surpass our womf,n in
tiiis respect. They are more ready,
regular, and systematic. This is duo
partly to the social conditions. They
are less variable iu energy and feeling.,
and the fixed cir-uinstanees of their
life give litem fixed habit. They
go on with the work and in the sur
roundings to which they were born.'
They do what they have always seen
done. As there are no experiments'
to be made, the'"? are few chances for
OiiKii.v ok Familiar Words.
The father of the great orator and
statesman, Richard Brinsley Sheridan.'
when lessee of old Crow street theatre,'
Dublin, was the "managei" alluded to
iu the origin of the word "quiz."
"The word 'quiz,' to make fun of, or.
to 'poke fun at a person, v;u the
coinage of i IheatriciU manager in
Dublin, w1k, at a drinking party with
his friends on Saturday night, whero
the conversation turned upon tho
subject of words, offered to bet the
wine that he could then and there coin
a word which would be in tho mouths
of all Dublin next day. The bet being
taken and tha party dispersed, the
manager called up hi3 call-boys and
runners, gave them pieces of chalk, und
ordered them to run all over the city
chalking the word 'quiz' on every door,
shutter and fence they came to. This
was done, and fw a matter of coursti
the new word wai in everybody's,
mouth the next elay. The mantev
won Ids bet. and the word is now iu
all respectable dictionaries.
"The slang expression for death,
'kicking the bucket.' had it origin
from one Boh; n er who, in Englar::l, a "
great while ago, committed suicide by
standing on a bucket till he kicked tho
bucket from under him.
"The word 'bum per, meaning a full
drink when friend are elrinking. is a
corruption of the toast offered it
French to to tbe'Pojie when the Cat!
olic religion was in tho ascendant"
England 'an boa pere.
"To Munn,' to press for money du
comes front one Joe Dunn, a famot '
bailiff of Lincoln, in England, durii
the reign of ffei.ry VII. He. was'
commonly successful in collectii
money that -when a man refused t'
pay, the creditor was akeel why I
didn't Dunn him.
"Humbug is a cot ruptiou cf )
Irish words 'aim bog.' pronoun
oombug, signifying soft copper,
pew ter, or brass, or woithlcss mor1
such ;is w as made by James II. at t ,
Dublin mint twenty bhi'lings ,
which was worth only two peih ;
sterling. At first applied to wt-rthlo.
coin tho word become the general titlv i
cf anything false or counterfeit, U
"The sign 'viz., signifying to wit
o'r naiaelv, is an abbreviation of vide
licet;' but the third letter was not
originally z; it. was the mark us? I ii .
medicine fer a drachm, which b
writing much resembles z, ami in rir
was simplv used as a mark or rri c
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