Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, September 11, 1873, Image 1

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Sr. A large assortment of Clocks, headquarters for. Larehes' Patent Accommodation Spectacles. Repairing done on short notice and all work warranted. Call and examine fpr yourselves; , : ! . . - ' : i
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SeconJ Story.
J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
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Volume 9.
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, September 11, 1873.
Number 24.
Exirt Conns of tiir IIkrald far nl VL
J. M relent, at tho I'otd otllee, and U. 1'. Jwkft-
son, comer of Mul u and Fifth M.
Tkl" 1?. KEEE. Attorney at l-w, onice on
Main Street, over Chapman's Druir Store.
Special atlcui ion jriven b collection of "Claims.
TVIicelcr Stlutlicumb
,49-ly l'lattsmouth. Nebraska.
BAH. M. rifAfMXX. It. T. MAXW'F.LI.
C'liaiuiiuiJ & 'Iavcll.
ATTORN FYS AT TAW and Solicitors in
Cb.-itieerv. laieo i:i l'it.-.erald's IUoik, I'latts
uioiitii, Nebraska.
nevs at Law. I 'net ice in all t!ie conns of
!ie State. Special attention given to collections
Mid mat tern of I'roliaf. ,
Office over the l'ost Olli'-e. l' Neb.
J H. I.I VINUSTO.V. l'liyv.'cian and Siiwmi,
" Tenders bis professional services t tile
it!A'!H "if CifS ciniiiiv. Keddcne.- southeast
eoruiiLof Oak and Six:"h streets ; o!:iee on Main
street, one d''r we-t of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
ElaiiM.iont'i. Nebraska.
"VIIKKI.Kit X' l'.KXN ETT Herd Estate end
'i "aM'avinif A-iits. N.'tnrb -. l'i:t.:ie. Fire
fcnd I.if'j Insurance Agents, I'l.itls.noath, Neb.
1IIEM'S PAINE (Jcneral l!i'iralic Asct,
Kejir ei;ts st)ine of l lie most icliaM Com
aiiics l'i tlie I 'idled States. j.inT-wtf
JOHN FITZfiEl'.AU), 1'roilietor.
Main Street, between Fifth & Sixth.
Vlaitsmoitti: ."I!5!s.
SKI.. Ir.'.r!.etor. Have n ccntly bn-n
reoired and pi-jced '.n IboroiiKii ruiinin.!;
ntpr. ion ooj i.c.siit'is in ' in hi'1 ii"- '
diately for wlach tiie highest nt.tikct pntc wid
be paid.
Abstracts cS TI12o.
rpnK Nt.'MEi'ICVL SYSTEM Tlie best in use j
For descriptive circulars a.:-i ei-s.
ALilES. lii.ACKM.Vl: Is C).
i'.V.'.iiai;!"!!, low.i.
TTn and rnor.ev s-vvmI by ordcrlns of m. I
btve the !.i:t;f -l and best ereU-c' '.on of Hits
rvvr otTered fur sale i:i the West. CataVsrncs
ir... s .vei.t ptdaio. .,abl.u.-. Tomato, :uiu oth
er iiantsforsalp in their s'-.son.
Addrtss '.V. J . HE.-SE;:. 1 iallsiuoutli. Neb.
Agents Yantt.
Tor. A liOfiK neeped i;y ALL
Tln b-'Sf b-o!;s jni"i:she.l on the IIoisc .-.nd
th' Co .v." I.i':ci..l i'eiMis. Mom- i':a ie i,i;i!'t:
by utfsi.U Mdliii? tbc looks. Ken, I lor en-.u-ltJfe
l-OlMEit X lO.VIK.-s,
I' dit rs. l'i'.ihuielpir.a. i'a.
ttV"Hv-tn'rvi.lis. Anbrotrp-s am? co; ts
from old pictur.-s. plain er c:cr -d. cjiher in ins. ,
v.ler or :1. All work neatly cxeciite.l iind war-
Mued U sive v:'li,')XA1!I-Artis.
jO-if Mains;.. I'latLiiaouth, Neb.
oibS." I;N i'l." U ' d El: Y,
STATION t'M V. NO I'll i.N S,
Peal -r in
ofcOTTiix--;. Fi'i:Nis;no gods. hats,;
S;c. &e.. Ox'--, v.e.
nni of the oldest and most Ib-'iablc Houses
)m PlatMiuoutii. M..i:i sireci. between fourth
jud ElUi.
t fat rccli.t of the r.nest and
Tn fact the lar.-e-t and bet assortment of
Cloths ever bron-ht to t Lis city, which 1 am
prepared to make i:p in the Latest iylcs. I ;ul
iid exaiuine Coods. apni.ti.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
rora3 threo doors west of Brooks House.
fsT- Patterns of nil kinds constantly on hand
llain street. Plattstnoiith, Neb.
T ar.i prepared -to accommodate the public
Horses, Carriages,
Buu'-b'S. Wagons. .
and a No. 1 llparse.
Oti short notice and reasonable terms. A
Hack will run to the steamboat l-audiiii;, Pepot
and all parts of the city when desired.
Blacksmith Shop.
ciiAS. xTtiffaxy,
IJes leave to inforra the farmers of
Cass County that lie keeps a good No. 1
one mile north of Mt. Pleasant. . :
All kinL of Iron Work- attended to.
Wagons repaired, -Farm Implements
carefully mended. Lowest prices, and
all work done on short notice.
Grain reeeiYed -4a." payment" Give
me a trirrt. QiA. N. Tiffany.
Official Directory.
T. W. Tijdon. ISrow-nviile I. S. Senator.
P. W. Hitchcock. niaha L". H. Senator.
L. Cruuiisc, Et. Calhoun Kepresentative .
It. W. Enrnas. Prownvllle Governor.
,1. .1. Cosncr, Lincoln Scc'y of State.
I. 15. Weston, licatiice !.Aul:ior.
If. A. Keiiiu, Columljus Treasurer.
.1. M. We!itcr. Crete Att'y lm.
J. M., Liin-o!n...Sup't Pub. luslruc'u.
fJco. n. T?kc. Omaha Chief Justice.
SamiiL-I MasweU, I'latts'th, f Ju"1 -
II. V.. I.Iir.pton Mayor.
Plie!s Paitie City I itrk.
Win'. Wiiitersteiii Citv Treasurtr.
.1. W. Haita-s Police .liv!.
Miles Morgan Marshal.
I. N. Johnson Street Coinaiissiouer.
rills-" Wi:n. J. Eitz'-'crald. II. S. Newman.
Sk.'j'i W Aiti. .1. Wavinan. C. Nichols.
Tmiti. W.t;i. 1. C. Ciishiii, 1 !:os. Pollock.
Eoc iiin Vai:o. It. Vivian, L. E. Joliusoa.
It. V. Ellison
an'l '! iejioji
W. U Ji .hlts
C. W. Wise
,1acol Vallery,
T. Clarke. .
Lyman .James, )
J. V. Thonias
Probate Jtidpe.
County Cleric.
..: Treasurer.
Sup't Tub. Instruct 'n.
. . .County Coiiiuiissioners.
LAITIST On the corner of Main and Ninth.
Uev. T. J. Arnold. Pastor. Services every
Sabbath, at 11 a. in. al.d 7 j. m. Sabbal'i School
at 9'i a. r.i. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
C'lflilSTIAN Service it ConeTcpation Chtircli
' :t II a. ni. and ; : :v l. ni. Coiner of Ioei'-t
and sth snvets. Cordial iuvita.tion extended to
ail clashes io alicr.d.
TPISCOl'AI-Conier Vino and 'Diird streets,
Minister. Services every Sunday at
11 :a. ni. and a p. in. Sunday school "at 3 p. la.
C'ATHOLH' North side of I'lddie Square. Et v.
' Kaiin-r P.o.:d. First Mass every Sabbath at
s-'JO a. in., S,-ei;:d Mass and sermon at 10-an,
'i p.-ts j-id Peia diction at T p.m. Mass at
8 a. in. every wcei: day.
TIIt.-sT I I;E E YTE K I A X North r.ide of Mrdn
street. i t ti'.U, lie v. W. T. Ear'.le ; Ser
vices evrv Sabbath at 11 a. in. ainiT p.m.
Sabl:i!h Scliooi i)-:;a a. in. I'rayer lneetins
every Y'eil:;esd;iy cveaiie; at 8 o'clock.
METHODIST E PI SCO P.V L West f-ide r,f 0th
stiv t south of Main. ltev. C. Melvclv iey
Pastor. Services every Sabbath, at 10 :. a. vi..
a.iil 7 p. in. I'rayer inee:i!i every Thursday
evcniiij.. lass mee'tiiis very Monday evenini:,
and iaiiiH-diati Iv after close of Sabbat-li inorti
iii'' service.;. Saldath School at z M. E.
Iteese, Superiaiclnlal.t.
CONT.V: ib n 24 September li lt die T)ensehi
I'v. L'iti:. 'leineini'.s in ihreni Sc'.inlbaus rr
ia:!t:iiis i;:,i 11 l or c-t'-odiCiit. L'eber'a itipk
fltidat dcp-cliie von jctzt s-.n rcj-'cslnaessiT ai'.e 1-i
Tare stall. Mi.iistcr. Kev. K II.n:n: .vaid.
S.i::- lib sei'.oi-l at 1 p. in., Prof. d'AUeaianJ.
Snperinli n dent.
I O. O. V . It. T'llar met tirvjs of Platte Lode
- No. 7. I. O. o. K. every Thursday evcniitfr at
Odd Eeliovs' ilall. Erothers aiv yor
Oia'Jy invitcl to visit.
HA'-KX. Srn!.:-:.,FI.. Seeri'tarv.
a. Koculnr Co'iv-cat:.;r tho 'M ::nd 5!b
ITt. lay's ol' each montii at Odd FeM.i-'.s' lidl
coiii' i-ad an I Main street:;. Transient Patri
arehs eordiailv iavitcd t viit.
H. Npvmam, Scribe.
"f A SONIC PLATTS;oi"l H LrDf:K No. R. A.
V,L E. A. M. '.r ioe- tias a! their Had
on tlie first and th'ad Monday veninjrs of each
month. Transif r.t brethren invited to visit.
U. K. LIYlNliSTON, W. M.
A. d'Ai.i.F.MAM), See.
"YTACOY LOLOE No. 22. A. T. Si A. M. !to?H
- 1 laeeii-.i'.'s at Macoy Hail, first and third
Etidvv J. N". WISE, W. M.
J. M. i:eai!si.ev, Sec.
idar Convocations second and foii'-lh Tues
day evening of each month at 74 o'clock p. in.
K. K. LlTX(;STON, II. P.
II. Xewmax. Sec.
T O. C. T. OLIVE P.ltAXCIT. No. 2, II. II.
Eedwe'd. W. C. T. ; P.P. Martindale. W.
See. ; T. W. S'iryo'-k. Lode peputy. meets at
Clark & Pluiii"i r's Hall every Wednesday eve
titrivr. Travelling Templars respectfully invited.
rpt'EN VEirP.IN. Tlie Tvmer Soei. tv rneeti nt
- Tui'iiers" iia.'d in i Ji'tliuym's I'doeV. on tlie
first and third '.Vedaesda s f each month.
A. Von Sclfvanenbei President; Oeorso
Karchcr. Vic:' 1 'resident : li. Newman. Treas
urer : W. lireed. Heeoidimi Secretary : Paul
P.raidsch. Correspondii' Seeretary : "WPIiam
llass'er, Eirst Turn Wan ; John Hons, Second
Turn Wart ; Oswald Oulhiaan, Warden.
Purissima et Optima.
Tlds uiiiivaled M.'dicinc is warranted not to
contain a single particle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance, but is
For forty years it lias proved its Krear value
in all diseases of the Liver, P.owels and Kidneys
Thousands of the jj-rind and reat in all parts of
the country vouch ter its wonderful and peculiar
power In purifying the blood. s- imulataii; tho
torpid liver and bowels, and impaniiij; now life
ana vijror to tiio whole system. Siniinons' lay
er Kegulator is acknowledged to have no epaal
as a ..-.
Tt. contains four medical elements, never unit
ed in tlie same happy proportion in any other
preparation, viz ; a g title Cathartic, a wonder
ful ionic, an iin-excep;;onab! Alterative and a
certain Corrective of all impurities of the body.
Such signal success has attended its use, that it
is now regarded as the
for I.ivrr Complaint and the painful off-iprin;
thereof. to-it; Pyspep-da. Constipation,
I etiession of Spirits Soar Stomach, lleait
Er.hi. &e. &c
Kegulate tlie I.i ver and prevent
Trepared only by J. II. ZEILIX & CO.
Iriijinists. Macou, fla.
Senl f.r a Circular and ;.! Arch street.
Price ft. hv mail lar, 1'Iiiiadelphia Pa.
Tor Sale by
J. H. Buttery,
riattsmouth. Neb.
BY 1
Buying Your Greenhouse and
Bedding Plants
JPi cn ic Garden s.
"-JONT send East for riants when you can pet
just as trood for less money nearer hoiiie.
To my numerous friends and p'atraus 1 would
say that I have the lar-rest nnd bt stock of
plants ever oifercd for sale in the . West, and
at reasonable prices.
- Be sure auil send for ir.y
Xcw Descriptive Catalogue.
which will be sent free to all who apply for it.
Then j;ive me your orders, and I feel eonfldeut I
1 can satislv you.
There was a man in Yankee Land,
Who was so wondrous W'ise,
He Jumped Into a big balloon.
And mounted totheskies.
Eut when he came to England's shore.
And found the currents plain,
He soared into another drift,
, And so came back again 1
Eockaby Donaldson, soaring so free !
When the w ind blows you'll go over the sea,
When the rope breaks youll get a big fall.
And down conies Donaldson, 'Graphic' and all !
There was an explorer went up In the 'Graphic,'
Forty times as high as the moou ;
Y hat to do there nobody could tell,
But he sailed in a big balloon.
"Wiseacre, Wiseacre, Wiseacre," said I,
"Whither, O w hither, O whither so high?"
"Tostudy tlie laws of the upper sky ;
And I shall b? back apiain by and by."
We love thee Ann Maria Smith,
And in thy condecension.
We see a future full of joys,
Too numerous to mention.
Tbere'3 Cupid's arrow in the fiance ;
And this, by love's coercion,
Has reached our very heart of hearts,
And asked for an insertion.
With joy we feel the blissful smart,
And ere our passion raiiL'ts,
We freely place thy love upon
The list of our exchanges.
There's inusie in thy lowest tone,
And silver in thy laughter,
And truth but we will rdve the full
Particulars hereafter.
Oh I w e would tell thee of our plans,
AP. obstacles to shatter !
Eut ve are full, Just now, and have
A press of other matter.
Then let us marry. Queen of Smiths,
Without more hesitation ;
The very thought doth give oar blood
A larger circulation.
Des Moines, Iowa, August 13.
The State Convention, called in the
name of the farmers by tlie managers
of the Democratic party of Iowa,
and the Liberal Repupblicans of last
year, met here to-day. Twenty three
of the 102 counties were represented
by regularly accredited delegates, and
fifteen by self appointed delegates,
leaving seventy-five of the counties,
embracing many of the largest coun
ties, totally unrepresented. Altogether
there were probably a hundred dele
rgate3 in attendance. These members
were about equally divided as Demo
crats and Liberal Republicans, with
nearly all the active spirits and most
experienced wire pullers among the
Democrats. The men who came upon
and laid the preliminary plans yester
day, and ran the convention tb-day,
were J. li. Grinneil, ex-Congressman
and leader of the Iowa Liberals hist
year; John I. Irish, chairman of the
Democratic .State Committee; E. D.
Campbell, a Democratic lawyer of
Fairlield, and present member of the
Legislature; J. C. fSavery, a leading
Literal of Des Moines ; Harvey Dunla
vy, a prominent Democrat; Gtn. Tat
tle, ex-Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor; Samuel Sinnett, ex-Attorney
General; M. L. Devin, State Treasurer
of the Iowa Grange aud II. It. Ilarbert,
Grange Organizing Deputy.
Lesser men did the smaller work, but
those - named above laid the traps,
shaped the course arranged the policy
of the convention and controlled its
Ex-Go v. Stone was here yesterday,
looking the ground over, and he left
this morning, saying it was too small a
thing. He had been confidently count
ed upon by the managers. The farm
ers who did come, and came from hon
est motives, as there were a few, were
ovei slaughtered by the "wirepullers and
the Democratic managers. They could
see after they were' here how nicely the
trick of calling , the convention in har
vest lime had worked. Tho ruso bad
gained the movement the farmers'
name, while the farmers were too busy
to come to it if they had wanted to,
and the politicians were left . in full
charge of everything. r
Quito a good point, that, which the
Republican makes on the Times, "that
faithful and stubborn champion of
Democratic discipline," which not only
admits "that the Democratic party in
Iowa may 'slide, but that it ought to
slide." The Times has had one eye
opened to the fact that "any indepen
dent action on the part of the Demo
cratic party" in that State, "could only
serve to endanger ani impede the great
object that all form3 of opposition to
Republican domination desire to com
pass." The RcjnibUmn naturally won
ders that it3 other eye is shut to the
fact that the Democratic party in the
nation is exactly in the lix of the Dem
ocratic party in Iowa. If we cannot
sympathize with the ardent desire of
the litpubli;an to sea the Republican
party disbandf-d, we can, at least, sin- j
cerely rejoice at its efforts to knock its
own party out of existence. It is a
fair question, "if the Democratic party
is only a public nuisance in Iowa, what
else is it elsewhere? Democrat.
That tho heathen Chineeis susceptible
of civilizing influences is shown by a
Celestial gentleman in Detroit, who
recently bounced an inebriated person
out of a laundry. "When the battle
wa3 over, somebody asked John what
it was" aUiab'Out when he replied,
"Melican man gettee tight foolee
around me me put head on him no
go to jail dollar a dozen."
Monday the first day of the Fair
and the first day of the month was
mostly spent in getting things ready.
The gates were open all day, and free
for every one to enter, nevertheless,
some of the boys must climb over the
fence. It wouldn't be fun, you know,
to walk in at the gate.
There wa3 a much larger attendance,
and we copy from the Journal the pro
ceedings in full :
The second day of the State Fair was
ushered in cool and pleasant. The
receipts at the gates were very good,
and a goodly number of people were
on the grounds. Articles kept ar
riving all day, there being between
l.COO and 1,700 ejitries before evening.
Floral Hall is filling up rapidly, but
the llower department is yet unfilled
on account of an accident happening a
car load of flowers coming here. F. YV".
Hohmann, our music dealer and agent
for Gabbler's pianos and the Mason &
Hamlin organs, has several of the
latter on exhibition; both Mason &
Hamlin and another manufacture.
The sewing Machine department is
well represented, there being the Sing
er, Wheeler & Wilson under feed shut
tle, and Domestic.
The department of needle work is
also one of the fullest to be found
there, including bed quilts and spreads,
table cloths, worsted work, rugs, car
pets, etc.
G. Ii. Rathburn has on exhibition
some of the handsomest specimens of
penmanship we ever saw. There are
several figures drawn with a steel pen.
and specimens of most elegant pen
L. A. Rerginan & Co., exhibit a line
lot of cigars, which have been christen
ed the "R. W. Furnas" cigars.
There is an endless assortment of hair
and leather work, medley pictures
and clever work of that kind.
Earnest & Ilaberle, and Conover &
Druse exhibit, each, a case of hand
some boots and shoes.
Kingman & Ilalhtrd have a handsome
case of choice cutlery and light hard
ware, and E. Hallett has a case of
silver plated ware, engraving, &c.
In the east wing of the building
there is still some vacant space, though
many of tho empty corners were filled
up yesterday.
There is a good exhibition of cheese,
flour, vegetables, Sec. The show of
poultry in this quarter, is rather light.
Capt. Silas Garber, of lied Cloud,
Webster countv. exhibits a fine col
lection of minerals, including chalk
from a cliff on this side of the Repub
lican river. "Flor spar," petrified bone,
mineral paint, Nebraska marble and
granite, several petrifications, beside a
tine disnlav of grain, corn, oats and
wheat, showing that the Republican
valley is most prolific in the produc
tion of grain, aud ii valuable as a
mineral country.
Azro Smith of Plattsmouth has on
hand a splendid display of vegetables;
and the central table exhibits a fair
selection of honey, jellies, &c.
The north wing is handsomely orna
mented by the 17. P. and B. M. railway
companies. The former occupies the
greater portion of tho west side the
wing, where they have on exhibition
handsomely framed pictures of scenes
along the route of the road from Oma
ha to San Francisco, including the
Salt Lake regions, the Yosemite "Val
ley, &c. They also show jars of all
kinds of grain raised in the countries
through which the road passes. They
also have a fine collection of minerals,
a buffalo's head and the spreading ant
lers of a deer, several specimens of
coal from Rock Springs, Wyoming,
some corn-stalk over twelve feet in
height, from Dawson county, and grain
from the North Platte, in Butler,
York, Hamilton and Saunders coun
ties. On the other side, the B. & M. land
company has a rousing collection of
grain, flax seed, timothy, clover, broom
corn, &c, in jars and cases. '. From the
specimens exhibited here, it does not
look as if tlie question of raising tame
grass in this State, was very hard to
solve. There are also some sections of
timber groves in this State, including
Cottonwood, elm, cedar, &c.. from two
inches to two feet in diameter. The
exhibition of these two is among
the most interesting on the grounds,
inside or out of the buildings.
One of the finest articles on exhibi
tion is a handsome gold and nickle
plated singlo harness, manufactured by
Jacob Klcpser of Nebraska City. It is
a beauty.
The center of the north wing is well
filled with fruit. ,
About one o'clock in the afternoon.
Governor Furnas introduced Hon. J.
Sterling Morton, who proceeded to de
liver a very able and lengthy address.
He said, in brief, that it was eighteen
years since he first feasted his eyes on
these beautiful prairies, and at that time
there were no signs of civilization west
of the Missouri river. Indians were
plenty', and suddenly caused his party,
when near the present site of Ashland,
to remember . important business at
their homes'dn the Missouri.'
Scarcely have the embers of the. In
dian camp-fires gone out, tban we hear.
La the same place, the rumble of the
cars and the splash the mill-wheel.
Even now it is'difficult to recall the
treeless, houseless land seen here in
1835. 1
growth oi Nebraska, and went into a
lengthy discussion of the value of land,
showing that, until some labor has
been performed to make it valuable,
land is valuless. like air and water. He
showed that the railways, the C. & N
W. first, did more than anything else to
enhance the value of Nebraska land
The railroads represent an invest
ment of over 680,000,000, and it is safe
to say that thev have made the land
through which they pass worth double
that amount. He showed that rail
roads enhanced the value of lands by
bringing them nearer to markets.
He said next to lands we needed la
bor, and reviewed the question of labor
to a considerable extent. He showed
that the day of mere muscular labor
had crone bv. and farmers must labor
moderately, just as lawyers and physi
dans. Capital and labor are really
brothers, and there should be no antag
onism. He deprecated all special leg
islation and auy attempt to prescribe
the hours of labor to be performed, and
the amount canitcl shall pay for
such labor. Illinois has lately illustra
ted the folly of enacting laws against
railway discriminations. .
She attempted to shut Iowa and Ne
braska out from the privileges of her
market, and consequently has her
whole system of railroads to support
as she can.
He denounced as infamous tho thing
of voting interest-bearing bonds to
railroads, and said there should be a
constitutional provision against it, and
there being none, public sentiment
should rise up and put a stop to it.
He showed that a great road must
seme day be built from Lincoln to Gal
veston, a distance of less than bOO
miles, opening up to us the cotton re
gion. He advocated "equality before the
law," in regard to our State railways,
and denounced the policy that only
those who bought and paid for the
lands, shall pay the taxes. He thought
railroad corporations should bo com
pelled to pay taxes.
He discussed in full, tho question of
monopoly as regarding patent rights,
especially upon agricultural imple
ments, and thought all extension of pa
tents an outrage and swindle upon the
He thought protective tariils might
be studied to advantage, and wanted
to know .how one nrticle can be pro
tected by legislation without oppress
ing another. He noted a change on
thi3 question among the people of the
He clo.ed in beautiful language, his
whole address being replete with
sound, practical suggestions, clothed in
excellent terms.
Yesterday brought with it the much
expected and welcomed crowd of visi
tors to our city. The morning trains
were crowded with passengers, and the
people came pouring in from every
quarter in every kind of vehicle, so
that before noon, our streets presented
a lively and interesting aspect.
Of course this crowd had come to at
tend the fair, and there was consequent
ly great life and animation cn the
grounds. The great number of trains
running between the grounds and the
city, had all they could do in carrying
the crowd.
The morning hour was spent in
making awards but they are not com
plete, and will be announced at some
future date.
In the afternoon Mrs. Matilda
Fletcher delivered a good address in
the Floral Hall. She was introduced
by Gov. Furnr.3, and for two hours
delighted her audience. The burden of
her lecture was that no woman could
be really and truly happy without
beauty in her home. It is essential to
her happiness, that her home should
be made beautiful, "with flowers and
pretty things. She said there were
many farmers who disagree with her
in this, but they make a great mistake.
She was in favor of beautifying their
homes until they looked like palaces,
and their surroundings like parks. She
thought farmers had as good right to
wear good clothes as anybody else. She
knew- men of political aspirations, who
would put on checked shirts and over
alls, and then ask for votes because
they dressed like farmers. She regard
ed this as a direct insult. She drew a
happy picture of the farmer who cared
nothing for his surroundings, but only
for eating and sleeping, in which she
spoke in strong language, mixed with
cutting sarcasm and humor, of the
overworked wives of such men. She
drew a contrast to this picture, show
ing the happiness that follows where
men try to make home happy. Farm
ers should be the happiest people on
earth. In speaking of the first men
tioned clas, which she called "grad
grinds," she said to their wives, there
can never 1 e another mother to your
children, but thf-re may be another
wife to your present husband. She
thought the people of the West had a
higher appreciation of women than
those of the East and South, and she
hoped there were 'no greater friends
among us.
She sioke at some length upon the
subject of the Grangers, hoping tlxey
would not prostitute their order to a
political machine, but would make it
elevating and ennobling in its chara- i
cter. She didn't like to see Grangers
too hard upon the merchants who had j
He pictured the future
come here to live, and who charged a
cent a pound more than was charged
in Chicago, She hoped to see the order
of the Patrons of Husbandry become
the nucleus from which libraries and
literary societies would be formed, and
the Order made valuable m tnis way,
at the same time that it is made an
engine by which to do justice to the
farmer in enabling him to buv and sell
upon better terms. Neither Demo
crats nor Republicans owned the Order
of Grang'ers, and they should under
stand it, and if it became a political
movement only, she hoped that curses
would fall upon it.
She mentioned also, a class of farm
ers who are traitors in the camp.
Those who hold out the idea that
they think their work beneath them,
and follow it only for a time in order
to make monev. They educated their
families to believe the life of a farmer
degrading, always talked of a time
when they had been rich, and threw
opprobrium upon the life of the farmer
by their contempt of it.
Her remarks were well received, be
ing made with a clearness of expres
sion, and an emphasis that held her
hearers in earnest attention. Under
all, there was a current of humor and
sarcasm, that came to the surface
in occasional flashes, and cut to the
quick the object it struck. Her lecture
was a great success, but the place
where it was delivered was uncomfor
table for the audience.
Floral hall has been pretty well filled
up. There is not as good an exhibi
tion of vegetables and fruits as there
was last year, the season having been
less favorable for their growth. A
large lot of pot plants and flowers ar
rived from Irish Greenhouse lato on
Tuesday evening, which having been
put in place, make a very beautiful
ornamentation of tho centre. A
number of other articles which were
delaved from some cause or another,
have since been put in place, and make
this department nearly full.
was tJ-e day of the fair thus far. A
large crowd arrived in the city by
morning and noon trains, and in the
afternoon there was a very large at
tendance on the grounds.
We had the pleasure of a more par
ticular inspection of the horticultural
department, and also of the agricultural
department. The exhibition of fruits
is very good, notwithstanding the
season has not been tho best for this
branch of cultivation.
O. II. Irish, of Nebraska City, ha3 on
exhibition a very fine collection of
flowering plants, comprising between
800 and 1,000 varieties. The green
house from which these specimens
were taken has only been erected about
four months.
W. J llesser, from the picnic gardens,
Plattsmouth, has about 600 varieties
on exhibition, among which are some
extraordinary fine ones. We noticed a
very fine Bagonia, one of the finest
specimens of Aloe Americans, or Cen
tury Plant, that we ever saw. Mr.
Hesser also exhibits a smaller Century
Plant with variegated leaves. A Silver
Fern, Banana Tree, India Rubber
Tree, and some other equally fine
plants are noticeable.
In fruits, O. II. Irish exhibits twelve
varieties of apples. Miss Lizzie Get-
more, of Otoe County, exhibits thirteen
varieties of apples and six varieties of
pears. Mark Morton, of Nebraska City
exhibits twenty eight varieties of ap
ples and seven of pears, and .Joel Dra
per, of Otoe county has on exhibition
twenty-eight varieties of pears. J. II.
Masters, of ...Nebraska City has iLn
heavie-t exhibition- of fruit, being
seventy-six varieties of apples, twenty
three varieties of pears, one of peaches,
one of plums, and one of grapes. These
make up fully one-third the space on
exhibitions in this department, it
will be of interest to state that Mr.
Masters in March 1853, set out the first
tree at Nebraska City, this being the
commen"ement of fruit growing inter
ests of the State. S. B. Hobson of
Cass County exhibits a very fine col
lection of forty-six. varieties of apples.
John W. Prey of Lancaster County
has 31 varieties of apiles. Mr. J. Love
lace of Nemaha County entered four
varieties and II. A. Rohwer, of Wash
ington County 01 varieties of apples
and two of pears. J. II. Robertson of
Sarpy Cunty exhibits some beautiful
transcendent crabs, which are said to be
the nicest to be found, O. Homan of
Nebraska City has 13 varieties of
pears, and John Gillespie adds to the
interest of this department with a col
lection of 29 handsome varieties of
flowering plants.
In grain the exhibition is fair, a
great portion being from Lancaster
county. Prof. Thompson and W. R.
Field both exhibit specimens of white
spring wheat. J. Theodore exhibits
two lots of wheat and one of oats, and
Dr. Maxwell and Rilchey also exhibit
good specimens - of wheat. J. Z. Bris
col, John Pre-, C. . C Morse, A. K.
White and J. II. Will exhibit some
choice corn, some of the ears o which
are a foot or more in length.
A lot of beets from the penitentiary
are shown; also by J. Theodore, A. K.
White and W. Hunt. The last named
gentleman also exhibits some onions.
Henry Miller shows some fine pota
toes, ?nd Julian Conger iome excellent
rhubarb, and soaae very fine tomatoes
by Judson Conger. Julian Conger and
W. Hunt exhibit some very fins cucum
bers, and J. A. Pine some foinatoos,
sweet potatoes and onions. The latter
are the finest we ever saw anywhere.
Wells & Nieman and Cropsey & Son
enter some flour of various grades and
of their own manufacture;
There is also an artistic collection of
grain and vegetable?, arranged in a
tasteful manner, and nailed to boxes,
forming a sort of a pyramid. These
are entered by the Insane Asylum, and
present a fine appearance.
There is also a large collection of
vegetables .and grain from Cass and
Otoe counties. The collection of pre
serves, bread, cakes, pickles, jellies, &c,
mainly from these counties.
Fearful Panic In an Indianapolis Board
ing House A Visit Which wasn't
from Asia.
From the Indianapolis Sentinal, Attest 9.
An evening or two ago a young wo
man, tho bride of two weeks and a
boarder at a South Tenncsce caravan
sary, where she and her husband
were temporarily staying, felt an unu
sual illness creeping over her, which
she was totally at a loss to account
for. She complained to her husband
and described the symptoms, where up
on the newly made Benedict became
terribly alarmed, and concluded at
once that his bride of a fortnight was
about to fall a victim to tho fell de
stroyer. His wife took the same view
of the case, and felt sure that she was
experiencing the premonotory twinges
of an . attack of cholera in its most
virulent form. He immediately set
off in great haste for a doctor. His
wife was placed in bed in a terrible
fright, expeeiing that every moment
would be her last. But the patient
was not the only one who trembled
with fear, for no sooner had the un
fortunate victim been stricken down
than the news (lew through tho house
that Mrs. had the cholera, and
was expected to die. Part of the
house was occupied as a tenement by
several families, and by the time the
news got to them she was already dead
according to the wild rumor, after
having had awful convulsions, and
had turned black as ink in the face.
The metamorphosis which that tene-
ut underwent as the news
of " the cholera commenced. to
circulate, was truly surprising. The
boarders, who had been picking their
teeth to dislodge the superfluous pieces
of beefsteak remaining from their even
ing repast, left as if they had been pro
pelled from a catapult, "anil leaned out
with a white look on their faces, as if
the felt the approach of the deadly
1Uo.iMi in Iheir own system. The
hired help in the kitchen and dining
room gave warning upon the spot,
while tho colored cook set off for
Bucktown, where she astonished the
dusky denizens of that precinct by hor
rible stories of half a dozen people at
her late employer's being in the last
agonies of death from the cholera; nor
was she certain but that two of them
had died before she left. The proprie
tor very sensibly invested enough
money in disinfectants to eat up the
profits of his business for the next six
months to come. The supply which
he laid in would even disinfect a bris
tle factory, or the reputation of a Con
gressman. The late peaceful hostlcry
was soon reeking like a paper mill in
a frosty morning, with chloride lime,
while there emenated enough other
odors to make one believe that a
whole apothecary shop had been un
corked in the house at once. During
thi3 time the doctor had arrived, and
commenced by anxiously examining
into the symptoms of the supposed
cholera case before him, looking grave
and owlish all the while. After ask
ing a number of questions he began to
smile, and giving a half-suppressed
whistle, told the husband that he
thought that his wife would be all
right in half an hour or so.
The husband in half an hour by the
clock was as much if not more taken
back by being shown a bouncing girl,
than he had been when told of the at
tack of cholera. He had been waltzing
around on his ear, to use the terse ex
pression of the landlord, "like a frog
under the barrow," but when he be
held the new arrival he submitted
with remarkable suddenness. His ex
uberance of fear gave way to a deep
study, during which he seemed to come
to the conclusion that the affair.though
rather sudden, was all right. In this
he seemed confirmed by a close inspec
tion of the hair and the color of the
little stranger's eyes, all of which
appeared to be satisfactory, so that by
the time he got over his, he
became highly jubilant, ;iud when
last seen was setting up a liquid re
freshment to half a dozen friend-.,
and remarking that he would take
some sugar in Ids, the sam as the
The news of the new turn in
Mrs. 's disease soon spread, though
not half so as when she was first
taken, and by 10 o'clock all the fleeting
boarders had returned except a fearful
young chap who has been quite
nervous about the cholera, and he has
not been heard of since. It was no
ticeable that those of the boarders,
who had made 'their coat tails stand
out at the most acute angle in their
flight, were loudest in professions of
being afraid of the disease. Tlie colored
individual who resides at the kitchen
rang reappeared the the next morning,
and said she had only gone to see her
folks in Bucktown, which the landlord
says is quite probable, as a lot of gri
ceries disappeared with her in tho
confusion. All is now once more sereim
on South Tennessee, anil moves on
quietly as of yore, with the exception
that there nrb more boarders at
a house not a thousand squares front
Washington street, but the. new-comer
takes her meal -5 by herself, and not at
the common tablo.
"Wouldn't you like to see grandma's
flowers, auntie V" asked little Nellie, on
the afternoon of my arrival at her
father's house.
I looked into the child's upturned
face inquiringly. Iler grandma, my
own dear mother, h id been dead nearly
two months; what had sho to do with
earthly flowers?
"Perhaps you think I havn't any
grandma," said the child, apparently
comprehending my look; "but I have,
she has uuly moved to heaven; she
went last spring, before the flowers
came, but then, sho has them afl tho
time up there;" and her face brighten
ed at tho thought, for she knew how
grandma loved flowers, and she loved
grandma dearly.
"Yes, I will go," I said, taking tho
proffered hai
"Allie go ganma's flowers too,"
lisped a wee thirer, scarcely two years
old, who came toddling toward us, with
outstretched arms. So another tiny
hand was clasped, and wo three went
into the garden.
"These are grandma's," said my littlo
attendant, pointing to tlie flowers that
bordered tlie walk wo were just enter
ing. "Site planted them all herself,
just before sho went to the 'promised
land' to live."
These flowers, then, my mother had
planted with her own feeble, tremb
ling hands. It was her last work, a
work she had always loved; but this
time she had done it for others, for p ho
knew she should not watch their
growth, she Bhould not see them bud
or blossom.
"Don't cr)', auntie," :;aid the child,
"for she has all the flowery sho wants.
now, and she is never tired, and will
never be sick any more."
"Who told you all this!" I inquired,
stooping down to kiss tlie flowers, and
the sweet little faces that looked so
sympaihizingly up to mine.
"Why, grandma, used to tell us about
it every day, until one morning she
went to sleep, and they carried her
away. And she said we might come
iind live with her too, by and by, if wo
were good children; and we are going
sometime, : i t we, Allie?" And tho
two went ('.-. v n the walk, singing, i:i
their dear, ssveet voices:
"I have a n.-ae.-aa in the promised land ;
My gra'i'bea ci'.isme, I must co;"
a verse of tin :ir own rendering, which
they had a !'ei to the hymn,
"I have a father in the promised land."
I bad mourned a dead mother. Bit
ter tears of anguish of heart had been
poured out, as I thought of her dark,
cold, dreary-resting. But there was no
grave, no dead grandmother to theso
trustful, hopeful little ones. I accept
ed the lesson. My tears were dried.
I have no dead mother, I saiiL Sho
has only "moved to heaven.". Sho
lives in the "promised land." Thank'
ful Traveller.
Iowa Republican State Contention.
The Republicans of Iowa are truo
as steel. It was heralded abroad by
tho opposition press that the Repub
lican "Patrons of Husbandry" had gone
over to the Democracy, and would not
be represented in the JiepuUican Statu
Convention. So far from this, tho
proportion of fanners in, and at, tho
convention was far in exe"-.-? of former
years. It i i the general declaration of
tho Republican press that "the farmer
element of the party was never so
largely rcpVt.s'.-utE'd in a political con
vention in Iowa b fore, and the plat
form was, in every sense, tlie choico
and the will of the representatives of
tho Republican farmers of the State."
The convention was held in tho
court-house at Des Moines, on the 23th
of June. Hon. John 1'. West, of Henry
county, presided, and harmony aud
enthusiasm pi t veiled throughout each
session of the convention. Of the total
number of 7:Ji delegates, there wcro
but 47 absent. The present Governor
of the State, Hon. C. C. Carpenter, was
renominated by a unanimous declam
ation of sentiment, amid enthusiastic,
cheering. Hon. Joseph Dyg.trt, of
Tama county, was nominated Lieutenant-Governor
on the first formal
ballot. The Hon. James M. Beck was
renominated Judge of the Supremo
Court without opposition, and Colonel
Alonzo Absrnethy was nominated
Superintendent of Public Instruction
by acclamation.
The platform of the party was adopt
ed in convention without a dissent
ing voice. It not only has the genuine
ring, but in sentiment and spirit it Is
quite up to the line of advanced pub
lic opinion, and cannot fail to have an
excellent effect within and beyond tho
limits of the State of Iow&.-HcpubUe.
Hashuqua i:? the name of a town iu
NoxwLe'. cvuEi;-, Missiasippi. .