Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, November 20, 1873, Image 1

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Chapman & 3IaxivcII.
ATTOUXEYS AT LAW ml Solicitors in
Chancery, nittee in Fitzgerald's JJlock, Flatlat
nioiith, Nebraska.
ftneccssors to Marqtiett, Smith, & Starblrd,
1 1 tontrys at Law C- Ilea I Esta te Brokers
Special nttentlon Riven to Collection, and all
mat ten affecting the Title to Iteal Kstate.
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Teinlers his urofes-iioiial sendees to the
citizens of Cass eountv. Kesidenee southeast
conierof :iU anil Sixth streets ; olTiee on Main
street, one ibmr west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
l'lattsinoutti, Nebraska.
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TaToavin r Aircnts. Notaries Fnblie, Fire
and Life Inuniiicc Agents.
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or1er. Iixi.imio P.uhels t,t Wli-at wanted liniiie
iliatelT fur which the highest market price will
be pafil.
AItrac-IS ofi" Title.
HE NTMEK1CAL SYSTEM llie best In vf e
Fur descriptive eireular-. address.
p.uiiinvion, Iowa.
Time and monev saved by oil"im of mi'. I
jiae the largest a'nd bi-st collection of Plants
ver offered bir "sale in the West. Catalogues
free. Sweet Potato. Cabbaue.Tuiilato, ami oth-t-r
Plants fur sale in their season.
AUdrest W. .. II ESS Eli. I!atLmouth. Neb.
Agrt'iilH Wnnled.
The best books published nil the Horse and
the Cow. Liberal terms. Money made rapidly
bv agents m liiuv these tiooks. Send for eilfll
l.irs. PdKTEI: & COATES,
Publishers. Philadelphia, Pa.
V-riiot''jraplls. Ambrojypes and copies
from old nieiiires. j-laiu or colored, etttier In ink
water or oil. AH work neatly executed and war
raaled to Kive satlsf u l inn.
V. V. LEON ATlO. Artist.
to-tf Main Sr., Plattsmouth, Neb.
WKrriN'O vvATi'.!:, x::n.
w:i.ers ix nnrc.s. medicixes. paints,
AN 1) t; LASS.
t fPro.Tl;tions c;uvfu!!y prepared.
Dealer In
&e., &e.. &e., &e.
One or the obtest and most IleliaWe Houses
In Platttmoutli. Main street, between Fourth
and Fifth.
1h In receipt of the finest and
In fact, the largest and best assortment of
Cloths ever brought to this city, which 1 am
prepared to make up in the Latest Styles. Call
and examine Goods. a prills.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
Rom three doors west of Erooks House.
liT Patterns of all kinds constantly on hand
Main street, Plattsmontli, Neb.
I am prepared t aoe.miiimdate the public
Horses, Cai'r::tzes.
Entries, Wagons.
and a Xo. t Hearse.
On short n-iMc aad reasonable terms. A
Hack will rim t-i the St amboat Lauding, DeiMit
and all pari.s of the city when desired.
Gootl resU int'.k delivered daily at every
body's home In ITattsmouth. if they want it, by
J. F. Beaumeistcr.
Send ia
3-onr orders uv.A I will try and jive
Volume 9.;
Official Directory.
T. W. Tijiton. Ilrowiivlllc: V. S. Senator.
1. W. Ilitchenck, Omaha U. S. SenaKir.
I C'rouusc. Ft. Calhoun Kepreseutative.
IT. V. Furnas. I'rownville
.1. J. (Josimt. Lincoln ,
T. 15. Weston. JSi-atriee
JI. A. Ko-niit, Colimibus
.See y of State.
.1. It. Webster. Crete..
Att'y lien,
J. M. McKeuzie, Lin win : . .Srrp't rtib; Instrue'u.
flcrt. n. I-ke, Omaha Chief Jastiee.
Daniel tiaiitt. Nebraska City, I Awoel-ite Ju.C
Samuel Maxwell, l'latts'th, f A-S8H1-l,t JU-1 s'
II. li. Livingston . Mayor.
I'helps Paine City Clerk.
Win. Winterstem City Treasurer.
J. YV. Haines Police Judge.
Miles Morgan Marshal.
!) X. Johnson Street Commissioner.
FtKsT Wahh.-J. Fitzgerald, JL S. Xewman.
SKroxn Wakd.-J. Wavnian, C. Nichols.
Tiilitit V.i. It. C.CiiNliiiiZ. Thos. Pollock.
F'ouutii Wakd. 1L Viviiui, L. F. Jolinnoiu
II. F. Ellison i i. Probate .Ttidjre.
Oan'l MeKbuion County Clerk.
AY. 1 iloblis Treasurer.
C. Y. A'i-i Sup't l'ub. In.struct'n.
Jacob YaKcry, i
T. Clarke. V County Commissioners.
Lyman James, )
J. W. Thomas Coroner.
"IAPTIT on the conierof Main and Ninth,
liev. T. J. Arnold, Pastor. Services every
Kahbath. at II a. m. ami 7 v. :n. Sabbath School
at ii'i a. in. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
"iIIKISTIAX Service In Conirrepation Church
v-' at II a. in. and : :;o p. in, Conieref L'eust
and sth streets. Cordbd invitation extended to
ail classes to attend.
Tri'ISCOPAL Corner Vine and Third street
I j ; Minister. Services every Sunday at
II ;;u m. and p. m. SundaY school at 3 p. la.
CATHOLIO North side of Public Square. Ucy.
Father I5ibal. First Mass every Sabbat Ii c t
8-30 a. in.. Second Mass and sermon at l-3),
Vesfers and lieiicilicinm at 7 p. m. Mass at
8 a. m. every week day.
T.MKST PKESIJYTEEI AX North side of Main
-1- street, west of cth, liev. W. T. Hartle ; Ser
vices every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and7 p.m.
Sabbath ScIkmi! r.t !-.'W a. in. Prayer laeeting-l
every cdnoday evening at 8 o dock.
L street south of Main. Lev. C. McKelviey
Pastor. Services every Sabbath, at to :3o a. m.,
and 7 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday
evening. Class nieetlng every Monday evening,
and immediately after close of Sabbath moru
la;! services. Sabbath School at 2:30, M. li.
Kcese, Suiieriuteiidant.
COXTAO den 21 September hat die Deutsche
Ev. Lutl). Ocmeinds in ihreni Scli'l'haus vor
iii:!ta,.'s inn 11 I'hr Cotteodien't. LV-berhaupt
luuiei iiersetne von jetzr an reiieimarjsi alio I staft. Minister. HeV
Sabbath school at 1 p. ni
1'roL d'AHeinand,
T O. O. F. Re-rular meellriifs of I'latto I.ode
x No. 7. I. O. O. F. ever.- Thursday evening at
odd Fellows' Hall. Transient lJrolnerstre cor
dially invited to visit.
12Alkx. Srm.Ei;?.:,, Secretary.
3. Iierular Convocations the 2d and 4th
Friday's of each month at Odd Fellows Hall
corner :jd aad Main streets. Transient Patri
archs coidiailv invited to v Uit.
11. J, STKEIGHT, C. P.
Jl. NKW.MAM. seni'i
6. A.
- i . tc A. M. I'ejrular meetings at tin i
r Hali
on th br-.f and third Monday evenings of each
month. Transient brethren invited to visit.
A. (i'Au.kmani), Sec.
AfACOY LOI.GE No. 22. A. F. & A. M. Eciru--,A
lar meetiiers at Macoy Hall, first and third
Fridavs J. X. WISE, W. M.
J. l. P.kai:islky. Sec.
ular ConvK-ations second and fourth Tues
day evenings of each month at 7 o'clock p. in.
1. li. LIVINGSTON, 11. T.
II. X'Evvman. Sec.
T O. C. T. OLIVE r.IIAXCir. No. 2 J. Ph.
Vol W. I' T H O M:irtind:ilo V
! See. : T. W. Shrvock. Ionize Deputy, meets at
Clark : 1'lummer's Hall every Tuesday eve
ning. Tnvelling Templars respi-cttully invited.
rpi'TiX VEKETX. The Ttirhcr Society meets at
miners' nan in Guthmaus J.lock. on
first and third Wednesdays of each month.
A. von Sehwaiicnbcr;, President; George
Karcher. Vice President: II. Newimtn, Treas
urer : W. Itreed. Eecording Secretary: l'aul
Hraidsch. Correspond id g Secretary ; "William
Hassler. First Turn Wart : John Hons. Second
Turn Wart ; Oswald Guthman, Warden.
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This unrivalled Medicine Is warranted not to
contain a single particle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substance, but is -
For forty years it has proved its prrat yalue
in all diseases of the Liver, Bowels and Kidneys
Thousands of the 1:0ml and great in all parts of
the country vouch for Its wonderful and peculiar
power in purifying the blood, stimulating the
ioriid liver and Ixiwels. and imparting new life
and visor to the whole system. Simu ons' Liv
er Kegulator is acknowledged to have 110 equal
It contains four medical elements, never milt
ed In the same happy proportion in any other
preparation, viz ; ag.mtle Cathartic, a. wonder
ful Tonic, an un-cx eptionable Alterative and a
certain Corrective of. all impurities of the liodv.
Such signal success has attended its use, that it
is new regarded as the
ror-Liver Complaint and the painful offspring
thereof. trt-wit ; Dvsiepsia. Constipation,
Depression of spirits Sour stomach, Heart
P.iir.i, &e. S.c.
Kegulate the Liver and prevent
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Druggists. Macon, f!a.
Send for a Circular I and 3i Arch street.
Price 1, by mail J.i5 " Philadelphia Pa.
For Sale by J. ft. Buttery,
jar.-w!y Hattsniouth, Neb.
Buying Ycur Greenhouse
Plants .
hen ic C a rdc n s.
TAONT send V.:it for Plants when you can get as good for is money nearer home.
To n-y numerous friends and pat ran I would
say that I have the laryest and beM stock of
pbuits ever oi'.ei?.i for sale in the West, and
at reasonable pricec.
He .sure and send lor iny
Xew Cataicguc.
which will be sent free to aH v-ho apply for it.
pn g'v rr yo-tr Te;--, : jd I fee! coTitbleitt I
'. IMf . ..
. Ve find in an exchange the follow
ing remarks, which all printers and
publishers will agree in calling sensi
ble, and commend them to the atteri
tidn of the reader. They will apply to
all localities in which newspapers cir
culate: The printer's dollars where
are they ? A dollar here and d dijllar
there scattered over the country, miles
and miles apart; how shall they be
gathered together? The paper maker,
the Journeyman compositor, the build
ing owner, the grocer, the tailor, and
all assistants to him in carrying on his
business, haVe their demands hardly
ever small as a single dollar. IJut the
mites here and there must be diligently
and patiently hoarded, or the where
withal to discharge the liabilities will
never become sufficiently bulky. "We
imagine the printer will have to get up
an address to his widely scattered dol
lars something like the following:
"Dollars, halves, quarters, dimes and
all manner of fractions into which j-ou
are divided, collect j'ourselves and come
home. You are wanted. Combina
tions of all sorts of men that help to
make the printer and proprietor gather
in such force and demand with such
good reasons your appearance at this
counter, that nothing short of you will
please thein. Collect yourselves, for
valuable as 3ou are you will never pay
the cost of collecting. Come here in
single file, that the printer may form
you in battalions, and send you forth
again to battle for him and vindicate
his feeble credit" Header, are you
sure you havn't a couple of printer's
dollars sticking about your clothes?
If you have, crdcr them home iniiuedi-1
It is a remarkable fact that the ma
terial most abundant in nature iron,
is the strongest of all known substan
ces. Made into best steel, a rod one
fourth of an inch in diameter will sus
tain 9,000 pounds before breaking; soft
steel 7,030 pounds; iron wire 6,000; bar
Iron 5,000: inferior bar iron 2,000; cast
iron 1,000 to 3,000; copper wire 3,000;
silver 2,000; gold 2,500; tin 300: cast
zinc 100; sheet zinc 1,000; cast lead,
55 ; milled lend 200.
Of wood, box and locust the same
size, bear l,y(JU pounds; toughest ash,
1,000; elm 800; beech, cedar, white
oak, pitch pine, 500 ; chestnut and ma
ple, G50J poplar, 500. Wood which
will bear a heavy weight for a minute
or two, will break with two-thirds the
force acting a ' long time. A rod of
iron is " about ten times as strong as a
hemp cord. A rope an inch in diame
ter will bear a ton, but in practice it is
not safe to subject it to a strain of
more than about one-half a ton. Half
tm-inch in diameter the strength will
be one-quarter as much ; a quarter of
an inch, one-sixteenth as much, and so
cn. Scientific American.
"Last evening," relates the New Or
leans Uerald, "while the chief engin
eer of a lungtester was expatiating
upon the benefits to be derived from
the free use of his instruments, a ca
daverous individual stepped out of the
crowd and remarked to hi in, 'Mister,
do you think it would help mo any to
blow into that can?" "Yes, sir, cer
tainly; it would expand your chest,
give elasticity to the lungs, and length
en your lifet Why, you'd soon be able
to blow 500 pounds, and win the 8T
prize.' 'Why, does a fellow get 5
when he blows that many pounds?
'Yes, sir; wouldn't you like to make a
trial?' with a knowing, wink to the
crowtl. 'I tlon't care if I do,' said
Greens, walking around and planking
down a dime of the greasy shin-plaster
sort. Then, taking the mouthpiece in
his hand, made ready. He opened his
mouth until the hole in face looked
like a dry dock for ocean steamers, and
began to take in wind The inflation
was like that of the Daily GrapJtic bal
loon, but not so disastrous. That fel
low's chest began to grow and Alistcnd
until he resembled a pouter-pigeon
more than a man, at which point he
put the mouthpiece to his lips, and
blew with such force that his eyes
came out and stood around on his"
cheek-bones to see what was the mat
ter. But that can-top went up like a
flash, and the needle of that indicator
spun around like a button on a country
school-house door, until it stood still
at 500 pounds! The crowd cheered,
and the keeper of the can paid over the
$5 in stamps, with a mutter of aston
ishment. But Greens pocketed them
coolly, and, turning to the spectators,
said, "Look here, gents, that ain't noth
to tlo at all far a man who has been
bugler in a deaf and tlurhb asylum for
years, like me!"
A jury once returned into court in
order that one of their number might
be instructed upon the following point
of law: "If I believe the evidence is
one way, and the other eleven believe
different, does that justify any other
juryman in knocking me down with
a chair."
An old toper was compelled by his
wof thy spouse to "join the cold water
army," which he did, promising never
to touch a drop of anything else ex
cel t is sicker??;?. He h?."? never leen
Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Once upon a time there came to Po-
kerville a genius of the stripe com
monly known as the reformed gambler,
jNow, as the l'okervilians had no
other amusement than playing poker
or seven-up, when it became generally
known that an individual was coming
that way whose avowed purpose was
the demolition of those popular insti
tutions, and consequently the de3truc
tion of the town, througli the annihila
tion of the very "industry" upon which
its existence depended, there arose a
great excitement, and preparations
were made to give him a warm recep
tion. A meeting was held, at which
the people attended in mass, and tho
prospect for the new light of reform
was anything but encouraging.
Notwithstanding all this-dr, per
haps, because thereof the hall which
had been engaged for the lecture was
crowded with an expectant throng,
who had gone there for the express
purpose of mobbing the exponent of
unsavory truths.
Among the assembled wisdom was
the head deacn of Poker ville, who
never played cards except for "fun
(with a nominal stake, just to make it
interesting, you know"), and who had
such a rooted antipathy for card-play
ing in general that he never had a com
punction against skinning any one of
'em' when it did so; happen that he was
induced to take a hand.
The speaker stepped upon the ros
trum, punctual to the moment, dressed
in an ordinary suit of the pepper-and
salt mixture, with short, stubby hair
and a very red nose.
In proceeding to his lecture he threw
Alown upon the table a pack of ordina
ry playing cards, and deliberately
rolled up his sleeves and spit on his
hands, at which Alemonstration curios
ity so far got the better of indignation
that tho murmuring and scraping of
feet subsidetl, and the lecturer knew,
by the general craning of necks and
the firmness with which each listener
clenched in his teeth hi3 individual
"chaw" of tobacco, that he got 'em
where he wanted "em."
The proceedings were opened by a
pra'r" by the Aleacon, and to hear the
"araens!" and "O, Lords!" which gur
gled from the stomachs of the listeners.
would have supposed a prayer-
was in progress ; but thts is
the way they always did in Poker
ville. The lecturer Avent right into the
bowels of his subject. He traced the
oaigin of cards back to the father of
sin, and said the first victim of the
pasteboard was Esau, who gambled on
his patrimony at tho game of euchre,
and who was so Alead-broke in conse
quence that he was glad to accept of a
free-lunch at the hands of tho victor.
He was down on cards of all kinds, as
a general principle, ami he had ascer
tained that tho new-fangled "postal
cards" were only deviseAl as an instru
ment of offensive warfare in the hands
of Aluns, he was down on them, too.
But first he wished to explain to his
audience the means by which so many
were skinneAl of their little piles, and
was willing to bet, that there wasn't
any man in the room that he couldn't
beat, no matter what the odds might be
against him.
There was a general crowding for
ward toward the rostrum, and pretty
soon tho table was heaped with the
money of better?. Trick after trick
was then explained, but somehow, al
though everybody "saw it," no money
was seen to return to the pockets of
those who ventured it. On seeing
their cash disappear at the end of each
experiment,, they would scratch their
heads, .is if in some perplexity, and
then go over to hold a conference with
the deacon.
The hour for his departure having
at last arrived, the great reformer took
up his hat, stuffed his "lecture" into his
pocket, and was about to leave, when
the deacon rose to his feet and request
ed the indulgence of the lecturer, a3 he
had "a few words to offer."
"Although most of the folks here
.present," he said, "appear to consider
they've got their money's worth, I ain't
quite satisfied, myself, and, though I
am dead set against gamblin', I
wouldn't mind enterin' into a trial of
skill with my friend here, and if I'm
beat it may be concluded that the
knights of the pasteboard are done in
The great reformer being ready to
ticcommoAlate, the two sat down at op
posite ends of the table, the crowd
gathered around, and for some mo
ments nothing was to be heard but the
thumping of the deacon's fist and the
scratching sound of his fingers as he
raked in the cash.
Tho great reformer began to look
sickly, and when he got up again to
leave it was observed that his features
did not wear that pleasant smile which
had overspread them at the earlier
stage of the evening.
"2?ow. deacon," said one of the orig
inal sufferers, "there's about twenty of
us in for it, and I guess you may as
well divide up."
"In that case," said the deacon, "the
force of this great moral lesson would
be utterly lost.. 'The Lcrd giveth and
the L.ord taketh away.' Let us pray."
Since then it is dangerous for a
greefihorn to pass through Pokerville..
Th'iabgivin i ec: an;;
Thursday, November 20,
"As I was riding along the the road
sometime ago," said the eccentric ol
Peter Cartwright, in one of las last
sermons, "a man overtook me who
looked as though he might be a preach
er. He calletl mo by nahie, and after
some talk asked irie if Iwas ready to
hear the truth. I told him that Cart
wright was my name, my debts were
paid, my will made, and I was ready
for anything. 'Very well,' said he, you
old ignoramus, or hypocrite, yu ought
to know too much, or be too honest to
remain a Methodist. I usotl to be one
myself yes, a Methodist preacher
until I found out the error of my way,
'Hoi hor said I, 'and what are you
now?'" Cartwright mentioned the
name of the denomination to whiel
his interlocutor had gone, but which
need not repeat, aikt then proceeded:
"ToV, brethren, I knew well enough
that the devil had only one of three
wavs to get a min out of the Metho
dist Church into that denomination
and that there must be rascality in
money matters, a woman scrape, or
linuor at the bottom of this fellow's
change. So, judging from his looks, I
pulled a bow at venture and said:
'What was that fuss you had about a
woman ?' 'Cartwright, you old rascal !'
he shouted in a rage, 'how did j"Ou ever
hear about that?' And, putting whip
to his horse, he was soon out of sight.
I never saw or heard of the man be
fore: but that's the way I treed that
coon no, drove that skunk to his hole
"It Las been many years since we
first s .w Owen," says a writer in the
Washington Chronicle. "Then he was
the handsomest man on the stage, with
a superb and graceful figure, fine fea
tures, and a glorious crowning of gold
en-bro vn hair, which his eccentricity
caused him to cover, whenever on the
stacre. with a fiery red wig. At that
day actors and actresses, however high
they might stand in their own profes
sion, rarely attained to any high social
nosition. During an engagement at
the Baltimore Museum he fell in love
with and courted the beautiful Miss
Warfield, the acknowledged belle and
leader in the aristocratic world of that
citv famed for its beautiful women
and delicious terrapin! Owen's ben
efit was announced, and the Museum
was crowded to its utmCst capacity,
for the handsome young actor was an
immense lavonte with the. theatre
goers. A long delay followed the last
n tes of the 'overture ;' the band again-
began to play a half and then an hour,
when the manager appeared and stated
to the crowd that their money AVould
be refunded at the Aloor, Mr. Owens be
ing unable to appear. The scene which
followed cannot be Alescribed. The
next morning the fashionable world
was shaken as by an earthquake, for
the announcement went forth that the
beautiful Miss Warfield had e'oped
with Owens, and her cousin, Miss ,
fellow actor of the comedian. How
the knowing ones talked! But years
came and went; Owens and his lovely
wife remained, as they still do, a most
Alevoteil couple ; fair children came to
bless the union, anil to-ilay who says
aught but that it has been a happy
marriage i
Charles Dickens's opinion f thd
horse is found in his writings, as fol
lows: "I object to the personal ap
pearance of the horse. I protest
against the conventional idea of beauty
as attached to that animal. I think
his nose too long, his forehead too low,
and his legs (except in the case of the
cart horse) ritliculously thin for his
body. Again, considering how big an
animal he is, I object to the contempti
ble delicacy of his constitution. Is he
not the sickliest creature in creation?
Does a child catch cold as easily as a
horse ? Does not a horse, for all his
appearance of superior strength, strain
his fetlock as easily as I sprain my
ankle? Furthermore, to take him
from" another point of view, what a
helpless wretch he is! "No fine lady re
quires more constant waiting on than
a horse. Other animals can make their
own toilet ; lie must have a grcom. 1
You will tell that this is because we
want to make his coat artificially glos
sy. Glossy ! Come home with me, and
see my cat my clever cat, who can
groom herself ! Look at your own dog !
See how the intelligent creature cur
rycombs himself with his own honest
teeth. Then, again, what a fool the
horse is what a poor, nervous fool!
ne will start at a white stone or a
piece of paper in the road a3 if it were
a lion. His one idea, when he hears a
noise he is not accustomed to, is to run
way from it, What do you say to
these two common instances of the
sense and courage of the absurdly over
praised " animal ? I might multiply
them to two hundred if I chose to ex
ercise my mind and waste my breath,
which I can never aIo. I prefer com
ing at once to my last charge against
the horse, which, is the most serious of
all, because it affects h!s moral charac
ter. I accuse hiul boldly, in his capaci
ty of servant to ruan; of slyness and
treachery.' I brand him publicly, no
matter how mild he may look about
the eyes cr how sleek he may be in the
coat, as' a systematic betrayer, when
ever he can get the chance, of the
reposed ia h'tn."
The Checkered, Siriped, and Spotted
Career of Donald Pailuianoir, of
From the Indianapolis Sunday Herald.
Mr. Donald Padtnanoff, of the Louis
tille Courier-Journal, is about to pub
lish his autobiography. Autobiogra
phies, as a general thing, are not entic
ing; but, knowing something of the
author's Btrange and e.entful career,
we risk nothing in commending his
work to the public. Mr. Padmanoff is
a Pole by birth, but not being the long
est Pole he has heretofore failed in his
efforts to knock the persimmon. Be
ing an ardent patriot, at the age of six
teen years he went to iSt. Petersburg
for the purpose of conspiring against
the Czar, where he fell in love with a
beautiful Russian Princess; and was
by her betrayed to the authorities. He
was tried and condemned to be made a
frozen statue of. In the tlepth of a
Russian winter, young Padtnanoff was
chained to a post on the banks of the
Xeva, and deluged with innumerable
buckets of water. Ice to the depth of
three inches had already formed over
him, when he was reprieved and re
suscitated. In speaking of it after
waril, Pad. admitted that it was an ice
thing to be made a statue of. As sodn
as he was sufficiently recovered he was
knouted, sent to Siberia, and put to
work in a diamond mine. Here by his
intelligence and good behavior, he in
gratiated himself with the superin
tendent, kept his books, and stood with
htm on the perquisites. After five
years of servitude, young Padmanoff
effected his escape, having in his pos
session a diamond of the purest water
as big as a pigeon egg, and valued at
1,200,000 rubles. The mountain passes
were strictly guarded, but so effectual
was his disguise that he eluded the
vigilance of his pursuers. He swal
lowed his diamond once every twenty-
four hours, to guard against robbery.
In the Ural mountains, in a fight with
robbers, lie had one eye knocked out
with a chunk of quartz, and instead of
swallowing his diamond as usual, he
secreted it in the cavity of the missing
eye. After eight months of weary
wandering, Aiming which he suffered
the most extraordinary privations, he
made his wav across the Prussian
frontier, and from thence td London,
where he taught the Polish and learned
the English language, afterward taking
a position on the London Times. At
the breaking out of the Crimean Avar,
lie enlisted as a light dragoon, and was
one of the COO who rode into "the
mouth of hell" at Balaklava. He was
badly wounded in one of the assaults
on the Malakoff, and was nursed by
Florence Nightingale, who took quite
a shine to the 'oung adventurer. Af
ter the war he deserted, and niade his
way to Louisville, where besought and
readily obtained employment on ths
Courier-Journal. Here he dropped the
off" from his name, and simply be
came Padman. Singularly enough, he
still owns that tliamond, which he
keeps buried in his back-yard, and reso-
utely refuses to sell at any price. Few
of our readers who see the tall, pale-
faced, slender man threading his way
through the streets of Louisville, start
ing nervously every time a Alog barks,
would suspect that the niadest writer
of "Small Talk" has wealth enough to
purchase a kingdom if I13 would only
convert it.
Among Mr. Paduian's peculiarities
is a not altogether unreasonable fear of
dogs. He has been bitten seven times
by rabid dogs, and was only saved by
excision of the bitten part, and actual
cauterization. He is brave as a lion
with other beasts, and has been known
to tackle the tiger in his lair. Last
summer, while going from the office to
his home, on Chestnut street, he was
attacked by an ecelot that had escaped
from Robinson's menagerie. Without
a moment's hesitation Mr. Padman
thrust his arm down the creature's
throat, grasped the root of tiiC tail and
turned it inside out.
Mr. Finlayson, Town Clerk of Stirl
ing, Seotlanil, in the latter part of the
seventeenth century, was noted for the
marvelous in conversation. He was
on a visit to the Earl of Menteith and
Airth, in his castle of Talla, in the
Loch of Menteith, and was about tak
ing his leave, when he was asked by
the Earl whether he had seen the
ing cherry tree.
"No," said Finlayson ; "what sort of
a'thing is it?"
"It is," replied the Earl, "a tree that
has grown out at a 'goose's mouth froiii
a stone the bird had swallowed, and
which she bears about with her in her
voyages round the loch. It is now in
full fruit, of the most exqusiite flavor.
Now, Finlayson," he added, "can you,
with all your powers of memory and
.fancy, match my story of the cherry
"Perhaps I can," said Finlayson,
clearing his throat, and adding:
"When Oliver Cromwell was at Airth,
one of his cannon sent a ball to Stir
ling, and lodged it In the mouth of a
trumpet which one of the troops in
the castle was in the act of sounding."
"Was the trumpeter killed?" sa'd
the Earl.
"Xo, my lord," replied Finlayson;
"he blew the. ball bacx and killed the
artiUcrvroai who had fired it."
Number 34-
From Old and Xew London..
An extraordinary affair happened
about the year. 1740. One of the Di
rectors, a very rich m.on, had occasion
for 30,000 of the Bank of England,
which he was to pay as the jrri.-e of aif
estate he had jus bought. To . facili
tate the matter, he carried the sum
with him to the bank, and obtained for
it a bank note. On his return homo
he was suddenly calletl out upon par
ticular business; lie threw the note
carelessly on tho chimney, but when he
came back a few minutes afterwards
to look it up it was not to be found.
No one had entered the room ; he could
not, therefore, suspect any person. At
last, after much ineffectual search ho
was persuaded that it hadjfallen from
the chimney into tho fire. The Direc
tor went to acquaint his colleagues
With the. misfortune that had hap
pened to him; and as he was known
to be a perfectly honorable man he was
readily believed. It. was only about
twenty-four hours from the tinie tliat
he had deposited the -money; they
thought, therefore, that it would be
hard to refuse his request for a second
bill. He received it upon giving an ol
ligation to restore the first bill, if it
should ever bo found, or to pay the
nioiiey himself, if it should be present
ed by any strangers. About thirty
years after, (the Director having been
found dead, and his heirs in possession
pf Ids fortune), an unknown person
presented the lost bill at the bank, and
demanded paymn. It was in vain
that they mentioned to this person the
transaction by which that bill Was an
iiuIIcmI; he would not listen to it Ife
maintained that it came to hini from
abroad, and insisted upon immediate
payment. The note was. payable to
bearer, and the J30jOOO were paid him.
The heirs of the Director would hot
listen to any Atemands of restitution,
and the bank was obliged to sustain
tho loss. It was discovered afterward
that an architect having purchased the
Director's house, and taking it down,
in order to build an other' upon the
same spot, had found the note in a
crevice of the chimney, anil made his
discovery an engine for robbing the
A correspondent of the Portfolio
sends the following: Old Squire Ger
xish, of NewbUryport, is a genial soul
who has a host of legal reminiscences.
An intimate friend of Webster, Edward
Everett and Ilufus Choate, and a law
partner of Caleb dishing, he had a rare
opportunity of collecting anecdotes and
details that are very interesting now.
While connected with Gushing, a time
came when those two Titans, Cushing
and Choate, were on opposite sides in
an important suit. On tho dav when
the case was called the court-room was
crowded. A battle between such men
was a novelty, even in that epoch of
brains. To the amazement of Judge,
jury and spectators, both 'Cushing and
Choate were somewhat anxious for a
"continuance" in other Avoids, for a
postponement of trial. As a usual
thing, both gentlemen were always
anxious to force a case to trial, being
in a state of "chronic preparation," as
Webster once said in speaking of
Choate. In going out of Court, says
Mr. Gerrisli. I met Choate and said,
"How is it that' you were ready for a
continuance to-day? It is a little odd
cf you."
Choate replied, "Oh, I am a little
pressed Avith business and can afford
to let this case stand oA'er."
Said I, "Choate, that is sheer non
sense. I'll tell vou Avhat the matter is.
You are afraid of Cushing."
"So I am," was the reply, "and I'm
not ashamed to own it, either."
"Well, Avell," said I, "this is pretty
good. The idea of Rufus Choate fright
ened. What cn earth do you feaf in
"Mr. Gerrish, I wilt tell you. I am
afraid of his overwhelming knowledge
of the 7a w.
In tlie afternoon Cushing came into
the office. I went for him at once.
"Caleb, what' was the matter to-day ;
why didn't you insist on trying that
"O !" he replied, "the weather is warm
and Ave have much to attend to, and I
didn't Care to hurry matters'
"Now, Cushing, be honest; were you
not a little afraid of Choate?"
"Well, Gerrish, to be candid about it,
1 AVas. Are you satisfied now ?"
I then inquired Avhat he feared
Choate for. "Do you think" said I,
"that he knows any poie lav' than you
do?" , ,.
"No, sir, I. tlon't". was the answer;
"but Fir- afraid of the rascal's infernal
influence with a jury, right or Avrong."
And there it Avas. The two men had
been so often associated that each
knew, the other's strong points and felt
To keep warm on a cold day, the
women double the Cape and the men
double the Horn.
A Justice of the Peace at Kansas
C'ty puts it: u2sovr hi the gaul darned
jade wince."
Many a man, avIio thought bS had
made a bargain buying silks, found
that he had got worsted.
A Kangaroo is a curious c-hap;
when it's Avide awake it's leaping.
Fyti: v C'orjp if nir llrmi.i fornaln ty f.:
.1. Ktreixhl, nt I lie !' eilee. and O. F. John
win, corner of Minn ;iin( f-'!ftli St.s.
Miss Anna E. Dickinson op'jju.''i tiio
Galaxy course of .lecturer aiid ii':i:liiigl
at the Church of tho Disciples, New
York, lately, with a new lecturi, ii
titled "For Your Own S;tke." Sho
said: "A thing very few peoplo know
is how to live not to c.tit inertly, bu,
to be alive. Character ii destiny. . J"U?w
people recognize this fact in their chil
dren in their homes. It is go nor;
ignored. Square children Fit u't into,
round holes, and round childreit
into square holes, and if they do not lit,
they are chipped olT or driven. inf
Parents ignore tho individuality of
their children. liacli has his peculiari
ties, Avhich are given for Avifo pur
poses. One daughter may have a vi'fW
which if cultivated would take her in
to tho opera. Another has talent
which should her to tho stage.
A sort hrfs tic ft lin'g is Ahih slioi'fif.
make him a mechanic, yet each is dis
couraged from pursuing the bent of
his natural genius, because such a
course Avould shock the propriety, or
would bo contrary to'what is believed
to be opinion. God is glorified by the.
use of tho talent he gives, til little,
good is done in the world becitn-e
few knoAV what needs to bo done.
There is so little tru3 living, because
so few people know what they aro
living for. We say that wo love tho
world, but Ave do not even lne. p'tiii
to learn about the world. Eaisiing is
not living. Many people t h ink Unit
the object of life is to take care of th;.
body, but thej don't even get acquaint
ed Avith it; they burden, overload, and
torment it. Even the miser holds it.
as his dearest treasure ; yet many aro
there At ho I avv not said: "What shalll
do with myself?" The vpry thing they
love best. There is no time to bo
thrown imay, t litre is so much to see,'
so much td Irjarn; iii the school hours.
It is not that Ave should dd smite great
thing, but that each should live his
own life. It is not tho anniont of life;,
but of determination put into it. Sonio
say there is too much talk about work ;
they want to have a good time lb"?
very few people" ire la earnest even in
having a good tlnio. They s;iy they.
Avould like to do certain thfng bt'.t for,
what people Avould say. They make
slaves of themselves for strangers, and
forego the pleasure and profit of doing
as thc-y pleane, in order to ph:;t) other
people who don't care a straw for
them. One constantly sees this yield-',
ing to the Avhiins of others .nnio:,g
women. They should live for the sake,
of living." Miss Dickinson drew a
vivid picture of the lifo of a fashion
able lady devoted to dress, novel read
ing and flirting, and finally marries
because she is expected to marry.
Men are treated Avith no greater leni
ency. There arc fe'., p)hi r:Hd; who
live even in their money-getting. Tliev
toil like slaves to th'.dr gr.ives and drop
into them, never having lived an hour. .
The world cares little for tile individ
uals, living or dead; it matters not
who Avrote such a book or did .such a
deed, provided the book pr tlx deed bis,
well done.' ifut to the individual tho
difference is that between heaven and
hell. Miss Dickinson closed V'ith a
bnlliant picture of a sunrise rm tho
Rocky Mountains, Avhich she had seen
from a lofty peak. "The sun," she!
said, "would have risen r'n r't'df. a
scene" though i had not bocfl there..
The question is not of the sun's rising
or on Avhat it rises, but whe ther you
or I shall be there to see it. And re
member, friends, that to him Avho.
climbs the mountain tops the glory of
the Lord is revealed."
A Perfect Water-Proof.
A writer in an English paper says:.
By the way, speaking of Avatcr-proofs, I
think I can give travelers a valuable
hint or two, For many years I have
Avorn India-rubber water-proof but
will buy no more, for I have learned'
that good Scottish tweed can be made
entirely imperA'ious to rain, and, more
over, I have learned how to make it bo;
and for the benefit of the readers will
give the recipe f .
lit a bucket of soft water put half-a-pound
of sugar of lead, and half &
pound of powdered allum; stir this, at
inte.rA'al' until it becomes clear, 0erf
pour it off into another bucket. ;(r'j' put.
the garment therein, and te' h be in for
twenty-four hourr, 'and "then hang it
up to dry V-it bout wringing it. Two
of my party a lady and a gentleman
have worn garments thus treated in
the Avildest storms of Avind and rain,
Avithout getting Avet. The rain hws
upon the cloth in globules: in .hort,
they are really water-proof. ThO
gentleman, a fortnight ngo, -alk-ed
nine miles in a storm of raiu aud
Avind, such as you rarely see in the.
South; and Avhen he slipped -off his
overcoat, his ttuder-clctlies were p.s dry
as Avhen be p'.'t them oil litis is, I.
think a secret wortli knowing; for
Cloth, if it can be ir:;le to keep out
Wet, i3, in every way, better than what
Ave know as water-proofs.
Who was the first buy mentioned iu
the Bible ? "Chap. 1." .
Every, tcrd of wood given to tLo
poor i? re-corded abve.
Last words of Captain Jack -'T'l l -hanged
if go v m 'that pbttfor" ."