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rci-Iishsd eery Thursday at
TO 4 O 'ET A
Oftlo-bn Muin St., Bet.r4lh and Sth.
bne copy, on; year. . . . , .
ne copy, Ix itionth. . .
)ne copy, three irioittlH.
1. II. WilREI.KR. .1. W. nrl.NCHCOMB.
lYIiccler & Sflnclicomb,
ATTORNEYS AT UV,
1AM. M. CHAPMAN. H. T. MAXWELL
Cliapnian Si. Maxwell.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW nnd Solicitors in
Chaii'ery. office in Fitzgerald's Iilock, I'latts
OKO. J. BMITII, It. K. WINDHAM,
SMITH & VIIIIAM.
Successors to Maniuett, Smith, & StarMrd,
A ttorneysat Law & Real Estate Brokers
PLATTHMOfTII, ... JtF.n.
Special attention given to Collections, and all
matters affecting tile 1 itie to llt-jii Estate.
Office on 2d floor, over the Iost Office.
R. LIVINOSTON.l'liystelan and Surgeon,
Tenders his professional nerviees to tlie
itlMis of ':iss eoimtv. Keideiw1 Houthast
i.nicr of Oak and Sixth Rtret-ts : office on Main
ieet. one door west of Lyman's Luiiiber Yard,
TVHKELER & REN NI-rrT Real Estate nnd
' Taxpaving Aleuts. Notaries I'lihlie. Fire
;md Life Insurance Agents. I'lattsiuouth, Neb.
THKI.IS IA I N E General Insurance Asrent,
- Represents some if tlie most relianle I m-
Vanies tn the United Stales. Jail
JOHN FITZGERALD, I'roprietor.
Main Street, between Fifth & Sixth.
IIKISKL. Proprietor. Have reeently been
repaired :ind placed In thorough running
tl.itel'y for 'which the highest market price will
AlsliatlS of Title.
plIE NUMERICAL SYSTEM The best in vte
For discri;tive eireulars. address.
ACRES. BLACK M AR & CO..
t.yi.u .i l'lmln-U of lie:it wr.'.lieil lllllne-
flREEN'HOl'SK AND BEDDING
. Time and nitwy saved bv ordering of me. I
have the l::n;i si a'ml best collection of Plants
v ro:rereit for side in the West. Catalogues
free. Sweet Potato. Cabbage. Tomato, and oth
rr Plants for sale in their season.
Address W. J. HLSSKR. Plattsnioulh. Neb.
FOR A ROOK NEEDED BY ALL
The best books published on the Horse and
IheCow. Liberal lerr.is. Money made rabidly
bv iwciiis selling these books, send for circu
lars PORTER & t OA TES,
PuMisliers. Pl.iladclphia. Pa.
FINE AEGAl LERY.
I f."Phot.ogr iphs, Amhrotyprs and copies
from old pictures, plain or colored, either in ink
ivater or oil. All work i.eatly executed and war
i.tiited to eive satisfaction.
V. V. LEONARD. Artist.
lo-tf .Main St., Platismouth, Neb.
NEW DRUG STORE, j
WEKMNS WATER, XEIl. I
POTTER & GAFFNEY, !
!: ILER IN DTtUGS. MEDICINES. PAINTS,
OILS. VAKMSJl. PERFUMERY,
Prr.-ri prions ciwefully prepared.
OLOTfHNG. FURNISHING C.OO.iS. HATS.
CAPS. ROOTS. SHOK.. TRUNKS,
VALISES. CARPET BAGS,
&C. &C, &., .e.
O-ie of the oldest and most Reliable Houses
in Flattmouth. Main street, between Fourth
fiT-REMEMREK THE PLACE.
E. L. ELSTER,
I in receipt of the ffnest and
USSIMERES. CLOTHS. VESTINGS. SCOTCH
GOODS, IRISH FRIESES, &c.
Tn fact, the largest and tet assortment of
'Cloths ever brought to this city, which I am
premired to make up m the latest styles, t ail
and" e ininine Goods. aprill.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomb,
I) HESS AXD CLOAK MAKER.
Itooms three doors west of Brooks Hoase.
ciJttixg and fitting made
.y Patterns of all kinds constantly on hand
J. W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SALE, A LIVERY STABLE.
Main street, Piattstnouth, Neb.
I am prepared to accommodate the public
and a No. I Hearse.
, Oa short notice and reasonable terms. A i
Hack will run to the Steamboat Landing, Dcitot j
and all parts of the city when desired. j
Ooo-l fresh, milk delivered daily at every
body's home in Flattsmouth, if they want B, by'
J. F. Beanmeistcr.
r. ytuT criers and I -oil try Er.l give
J A MACMURPHY, Editor.
T. W. Tiptbn. Rrownville..
1. W. liir'cheock. Omaha..
L. Crounstfi Ft Calhoun...
V. 8. 8enator.
It. V. Furnas, Rrownvil'.e Governor.
J. J. Oospcr. Lincoln Sec'y of Slated
11. Weston. Beatrice Auditor.
II. A. Krrnig. Columbus Treasurer.
.1. It. Welistcr. Crete Att'y Gen.
J. M' MeKcnzie, Lincoln... Sup't I'ub. Instruc'n.
Gch. B. Iike.
Daniel Can It. Nebraska City, An.- Ii,f,
Samuel Maxwell, Flatts'th, f Associate Just s.
j R. R.
i J. S'. Haines
j Mi!'s Morgan.
. Johnson Street ConmiLssiontT.
Fihst WAitn. J. FitZKerald, II. S. Newnian.
Skj'onu Wakd. J. Wayinaii, C. Nichols.
1 iiiki Wai:i. It. C. Cushing. Thos. Pollock.
Fo'jkxh V.vki. It Vivian, L..F. Johnson.
If. F. Ellison
Y. I.. Ifobbs
V. W. Wise
Lyman .lames. )
J. W. 'lliomas
Sup't l"ub. Instruci'n.
BAPTIST On the comer of Main and Ninth.
Rv. T. J. Arnold. Pastor. Services every
Sibbath. at U a. in. and 7 j. m. Sabbath School
at '.' a. in. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
C'lIRfSTIAX Service in Congregation Church
' at II a. in. and ft : :vi i. in. Corner of Ixcust
and hih streets. Cordial invitation extended to
all classes to attend.
yr PI SCO PA I Corner Vine rnd Third streets.
-L Minister. Services every Sunday at
ii :a. in. and 8 p. m. Sunday school at 3 p. in.
CATHOLIC North side of Public Square. Rev.
Father Robal. First Mass every Sabbath at
-.' a. in.. Second Mass and sermon at lo-a,
Vespers and Benediction at 7 p. in. Mass at
8 a. in. every week day.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN North side of Main
street, west of ;th. Rev. W. T. Bartle ; Ser
vices every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and? p. in.
Sabbath School at tt-.'JO a. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL West side of Cth
street south of Main. Rev. C. McKelvlcy
Factor. Services everv Sabbath, at 10 :Wi a. m..
and 7 p. m. I'raver meeting everv- Thursday
evening. Class meeting every Monday evening,
and immediately after close of Sabbath morn
ing services. Sabbath School at 2 ::n, M. 15.
I CONTAG den 21 September hat die Deutsche
Ev. l.iitlt. Geineind-t in ihrem Schullr-ius ror
! mittags inn 11 Uhr Gntteodleust. Uclxrhaupt
I flndct dcrsclbe von jetzt an reg'dinaessig alle 14
j Tage statt Minister, Rev. L. Ilannawald.
Sabbath school at 1 p. m.. Prof. d'Alleinand,
O. O. V. Regular meetings of Platte I-odge
No. 7. I. O. O. F. everv Thursday evenimr at
Odd Fellows' Hall. Tnuisicnt Brot.iors are cor
dially invited to visit.
K 1'.. CI .N.M.NtillA.M. U.
PAlkx. Si-iii.e;ki., S'cretary.
o. O. F. I'i.attsmouth Encampment No.
3. Regular Convocations the 2d and 4th
Friday's of each month at Odd Fellows' Hall
corner :sd and Ma'n streets. Transient Patri
archs rordially invited to visit.
11. J, STKEIGHT, CP.
H. Newmaii, Scrile.
"V T A SONIC Pi-ATTSMouTit Inr,E No. P. A.
F. A. M. Regular im-etinics at their Hall
on t'.ie fn-vt and third Monday evenings of each
icul brethren invited to visit
A. d'Al.LZMANP. Sec.
LIVINGSTON, W. M.
AfACOY I.OLGE No. 22. A. F. & A. M. Regtt
lar meetings at Macoy Hall, first and third
Fridavs J. N. WISE, W. M.
J. M. Rkakdsi.ev. Sec.
VEHRASKA CHAITER No .1, R. A. M. Rec
u!ar ConvoeatioTis second and fourth Tues
day evenings of each month nt 7' o'clock p. in.
It R. LIVINGSTON, II. P.
II. Newman. Sec.
T O. (1. T. OLIVE BRANCH. No. 2, J. Ph.
Younij. VV. C. T. ; D. D. Martindale. W.
See. ; T. W. Shryock. Lodge Deputy, meets at
Clark & Pltunnier's Hall every Tuesday eve
ning. Travelling Templars respecttully invited.
rpURNVERF.IN. Tlie Turner Society meets at
A Turners Hall in Gut 1; man's Block, on the
first and third Wednesdays of each month.
A. on Schwanenberg. President; George
Karcher. Vice President : 11. Newman. Treas
urer : W. Breed. Recording Secretary : Paul
Braidsch. Correspotulidg Secretary; "William
Hassler. First Turn Wart ; John Hons. Second
Turn Wart ; Oswald Guthman, Warden.
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For Sale by
J. H. Buttery,
Buying Your Greenhouse and
DONT send Eat for Plants when yon can get
j To my numerous friends and pairans I would
l say that I have the largest and best stock of
I plants ever offered for sale in the West, and
! at resiaonable prices,
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!Yew Oescriptive Catalogue.
; XS-5JJ?3S t? ?or ' keeDing said astray, shall tte" paid td the"
1 1 can Jtty yu. . ! county treasurer 7:tbis ten days afcer
Til AT BONNET.
SUBMISSIVELY DKDICATKD TO ITS WEARER S
Going along the other day
I saw how ever could she don it
A woman only five feet four.
And one foot six or trat was bonnet !
Tier head had been a tidy bead
But for the big chignon upon It ;
Yet all was foiled, disfigured, spoiled;
And swamped by said chignon and bonnet;
On Sunday hut she went to church,
And took her book to con it ;
But all the time that she was there
She thought of liule save her bonnet
The parson took a winning text.
And tried to fix attention on it ;
But all in vain, for naught she cared.
Except "the end of all" tc-i bonnet ! '
Yet stay 1 there is Just one thing more
I must include in this sad sonnet :
She sometimes thought of women there
Who envied her her mortal bonnet
Tlie luckless sermon, psalm and prayer
All went for nothing out upon it 1
For every other woman there
Was lost in hatred of 'that bonnet !"
That morn her husband was noa eat
Ills shirt neck had no button on it ;
For hi in she had no time to spare.
Intent alone upon her htmnet.
Now mark me well, whom it concerns.
And think ye humanly ujoii it :
How could ye make her such a "guy,"
Ry rccunmsndhtrj such a bonnet?
Revised Statutes of Nebraska.
Section 1. It shall be lawful for
any person holding land in this territo
ry lnr deed, title bond, or lease, for one
or lnnrP vp-ir nnl bein" in nossession
' tr 1,11,1 e 3-lr. L''"o 111 Iumpsiou
j thereof, to take u: anv estrav horse.
in tile or ass, neat cattle, sheep or swine,
found within his enclosed premises at
any season of the year; any estray
found around the premises of any les
see or freeholder between the 29th day
of October and the 1st day of April,
may be taken up by such lessee or free
holder; and any horse, mule or ass,
with, any portion of the harness at
tached to them, and any oxen, with
yoke, that are believed to have strayed
away from their owners, may be taken
up by any person at any time.
Sec. 2. It shall l5 the duty of any
person taking up an estray to send a
description of the same to the county
clerk within ten days after taking them
up, and the county shall immediately
record the same in a book kept
for that purpose, for which he
shall receive the sum of twenty-five
cents. The person taking up the estray
shall, within twenty daj3 thereafter,
procure the publication of the descrip
tion of such anim.il in any newspaper
published within the county.
Sec. 3 The proprietor of sucji news
paper shall publish said description for
at least five consecutive weeks, and
shall receive therefor the sum of three
dollars: Prodded, That if two or
more estrays of the same species shall
be taken up by the same person at the
same time, they shall be included in
the same publication; and in such case
the aforesaid publisher shall receive no
more than for one of such species, ex
cept, where the number so described
shall exceed three, he shall receive one
dollar for each estray beyond that num
ber included in such publication.
Sec. 4. The owner of an estray may,
at any time previous to its sale, reclaim
the same on proving said property by
oath or otherwise, and paying for the
advertisement, and a reasonable com
pensation for any other necessary ex
penses incurred by the person taking
up said estray.
Sec. 3. In ca33 the parties cannot
agree upon the amount of expenses in
curred, they may each choose a disin
terested person to act as arbitrators,
and the two chosen may choose a third.
The decision of the arbitrators shall
Sec. C. "When an estray, if it be a
sheep, swine or calf, under the age of
one year, has not been reclaimed with
in'six months after the advertising of
the same, it shall become- the property
of the person taking it up without fur
ther proceedings. If the estray be a
horse, mule, ass, bull, cow or steer,
over the age of two years, it must be
reclaimed within six months from the
time it was first advertised. If any
estray included in the last two named
classes shall not be reclaimed within
tte time specified respectively, the per
son taking up an estray shall notify a
justice of the peace of the county
wherein said estray was taken up, who
shall appoint two disinterested persons,
and administer to them an oath or af
firmation to faithfully and truly ap
praise said estray, and said persons,
upon actual view of said property,
shall appraise the same at its true val
ue, and make due return thereof, in
writing, to said justice Of the peace";
who shall appoint a day of sale, and
Cause notice of the time and place of
sale to be published at least five weeks
consecutively before the day. of sale, in
a newspaper printed in said county,
and by posting up written or printed
notices in three public places in the
precinct where the estray is to be sold;
and in case no ne .vspaper is printed in
said county, there shall be three addi
tional written or printed notices posted
np at the county seat of said county
and on the day appointed said estray
shall be sold by said justice to the
highest bidder, in cash ; and the prd
I ceed thereof, after deducting tb.6 eesUi
I of the proceedings and expfenSes 6l
owner, prdVided the owner of said es
tray shall establish his ownership to
tlie same, to the satisfaction of the
county treasurer df Said county, within
one year from the day of sale, and if
said balance is not so claimed within
the time so specified, it shall be placed
by said treasurer to the credit of the
general school fund of said county.
Sec. 7. The-pUc of sale shall be at
the residence of the person taking up
Sec. 8. AVheri an estray is sold it
must bring at least two-thirds df the
apprised value. In case it ttoes not,
the animal shall be reappraised, and
again offered for sale one week after
the day appointed for the first sale, and
no advertisement shall be necessary for
the second sale.
Sec. 8. "When the appraisers think
the animal will not bring more than
enough to defray the necessary expen
ses of the sale and'advertisement there
of, the sale shall be dispensed with,
and the person who took up the ani
mal shall, on payment of expenses, be
the owner thereof.
Sec. 10. The money received from
the sale of an estray shall go into the
county school fund, all expenses first
Sec. 11. Any person violating sec
tion ten of this chapter shall be liable to
a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor
more than two hundred dollars.
Sec. 12. The appraisers of estrays
shall estimate the value of the labor,
trouble and expense of the ierSon in
taking up and keeping an estray tak
ing into consideration the services ren-
dered by the animal. .
Sec. 13. The appraisers of estrays
shall receive fifty cents each for each
appraisement, but when more than one
an:mal is taken up at any time by one
person, they shall be appraised as one,
and the appraisers shall be ent itled to
compensation for but one appraise
ment. The justice shall receive for
his services the sum of one dollar and
Sec. 14. The advertisement, the ai-
praisement, and the services of the
jus-ice or tne peace, enan oe paut uy
the person taking up the estray, and he
shall receive the same, with fifty per
cent, additional, from the proceeds of
the sale of the estray,
Sec. 13. If any horse or mule not
gelJed, two years old or upwards,
should be found running at large, it
shall be lawful for any person to take
up such horse or mule, and forthw ith
give notice to tne owner or Keeper, lr
he be known to the taker-up, and if
the owner or keeper do not appear
within three days . thereafter and pay
to the said taker-up two dollars juj
compensation for his trouble, the taker-
up shall proceed to advertise said horse
or mule, and the same proceedings shall
be had in every respect as hereinbe
fore provided in cases of estray mules
or horses: Provided, That the taker
up may, after tlie expiration of twenty
days from the time of advertising, geld,
or procure to be gelded, the said horse
or mule, which shall be done at the
risk and expense of the owner.
Sec. 16. Should any animal taken
up as an estray die while in possession
of the person taking it up he shall not
be liable for the loss, unless its death
was the result of mistreatment or wil
Personal Appearance of tlie S'j-Called
"Scarlet Woman." How She Looks,
How She Acts, How Slie Talks.
Mrs. "Woodhull is about thirty-four
years of agp, but seen at a distance she
looks younger. She is of medium
height, and rather slight, although by
no means scrawny; has a good form,
erect and firm ; her features are regu
lar and of the aquiline type; eyes dark
blue and very expressive, and when in
speaking she gets thoroughly roused,
thejT are dashingly eloquent. She i3
rather inclliied to paleness, except
when excited in conversation or speak
ing to an audience there comes a flush
upon her cheeks which is of the hectic
order; her hair, which is of alight
brown, is worn short, and carelessly
arranged; her forehead is high and
broad, and her whole head and face in
dicate more than ordinary intellectu
ality and mental power. "When not
engaged in speaking she has a sad and
decidedly thoughtful expression, and
is in her general appearance what the
French term spirituelle. There is
nothing masculine or sensual in her
looks, and if she is the sensual, de-'
praved woman that she is charged
withal, her whole physiognomy is a
glaring lie. Her manner is refined
and lady-like. "When strangers are pre
sented to her, she greets them with a
winning cordiality which at once sets
then! at case. She is a good donversa
tionalirt, arid never wearies one with
worn-out platitudes, but is original in
her modes of expression, every now
and then startling her auditors with
some bold and novel proposition. She
is apt to call things by their right
names, and is guiltless of prudery and
sham modesty, but speaks out boldly
what she thinks, and we should infer
that she has adopted as her own, the
motto of the Knight f the Garter. A
Close observer spending an hour in her
fctttnpany, arid witnessing her greetings
to one said another, speaking briefly to
a ddieii different persons, and perhaps
en n.3 hiirly diUefent topics, will readi
IV ir-jt'irar i;B -f fber 7,nr'er-
Thursday, November 27,
f ul poorer over both men and women.
"We do not wonder that so many lof e
her, for no one can be placed ithin
the charmed circle of her presence rind
remain insensible to the almost irre
sistible power of her fascinations
But it is on the platform that her pe
culiar talents are most vividly exhib
- As a rule, female declaimers are not
a succ't-ss, aild Mrs. Woodhull is not al
together an exception to the rule, and
yet there is a something about her that
will not only attract, but hold an audi
ence. She Is a radical of the radicals,
and boldly, nay, defiantly launches forth
her most ultra and advanced doctrines
of free love, and, as we think, often
shocks her hearers by preaching such
extremes of social and sexual freedonl,
as she would not herself put in prac
tice under any circumstances.
She has a pleasant voice, and ordina
rily speaks with deliberation, enuncia
ting clearly and distinctly: is at times
quite logical, but often mistakrs soph
istry for logic. She appears best when
she is broken up in her discourse by his
ses, or other uncomplimentary interrup
tions ; they seem to evoke all the latent
powers of her whole nature, and leav
ing her desk and manuscript, she pours
forth a perfect torrent of fiery elo
quence, freely using (and effectively
too) ivective, sarcasm, or ridicule, as
the occasion demands. She is never at
a loss for a ready and apt retort on
such occasions. Her peroration at the
close of a long and carefully written
speech seems to be impromptu, and the
ideas and words wherewithal to clothe
them, to come from the inspiration of
the moment ; and even an unbeliever
in Spiritualism can almost believe that
what she claims is really true; that she
is controlled and guided by the spirit
of Demosthenes, who, a3 she says, has
for years been her special guardian,
and that she not only draws her inspi
ration from him. but also many of her
ideas and expressions. She most as
suredly has all the appearance of one
so wholly rapt and absorbed by some
invisible influence as to be hardly con
scious of her own identity. She is very
pointed and ofteii personal in her
speeches ; and to use a pugilistic simile,
"hits from the shoulder', and has no
hesitation in hitting "below the belf."
She is merciless ; sparing neither friend
or foe; truth, as she claims, is what
she is seeking, no matter where it may
lead, or how many previously accepted
opinions, or former friends and asso
ciates are sacrificed. Xothing is sa
cred or inviolate with her,, if it stands
in the way she has marked out. She
says "wherever I find a social carbun
cle I shall plunge my surgical knife of
reform into it, tip to the hilt." As it
regards consequences personal to her
self, she declares she never takes them
into the account; she may be shut up
in prison, or even led to the stake, but
but she will not turn one hair's breadth
to the right or left frcm the course
marked out for her by her own con
science, and the teachings of her guar
dian spirit. In a recent speech in Chi
cago she said, "I am charged with
seeking notoriety, but who among you
would accept my notoriety and pay a
tithe of its cost to me? Driven from
my former beuliful home, reduced
from affluence to want, my business
broken up and destroyed, dragged from
one jail to another, and in a short time
I am again to be arraigned before the
courts and stand trial for telling the
truth. I have been smeared all over
with the most opprobrious epithets,
the vilest names am stigmatized as a
bawd and a blackmailer. Xow, until
you are ready to accept my notoriety,
with its condition to suffer what I
have suffered and am j'et to suffer do
not dare to impugn my motives; as to
your approval or dissent, your applause
or your, curses, they have not a feath
er's weight with me, I am set apart for
a high and sacred duty, and I shall per
form it without fear orfavorr Fj-om
tlie Great Sensation. Beverly Co., Chi
cago. MUNICIPAL ECONOMY.
Ed. Herald: How often do we
hear our neighbors expressing a con
tempt for city politics. Condescending
to look alittle into the state of affairs,
but reserving the main efforts of their
great intellect for national measures.
I have heard men boast that they rieVer
voted in any but Presidential elections.
This is altogether-wrong; for the near
er at hand the government, the more
ihipdftarit the individual; heiic'e the
interest manifested should be exactly
the reverse of what it is. .
The United States government, with
its huge three thousand million dollars'
debt, does not oppress me. That is
managed in such a way that I hardly
feel it. Indeed, if we had ho other pub
lic debt, bat that, it could be very soon
paid and in gold, at that. But Cass
county and Nebraska State debts with
their tax of 17 mills on the dollar. (17
on the $1,000) comes much closer
home, and much heavier,and is felt as a
grievance and a burden. But the little
village of Plattsmoutb, with its exjen
ditures, makes me almost forget all
other government; since it wrings out
in taxes what ought to be a fair rent
for a house and lot. There's a govern
ment for you! visible, tangible, felt
merciless, pitiless ! such as no com
mune in France, no hamlet in Turkey,
ncfvillage In Ilussia, no city or town
under imperial or autocratio domin
ion ever excericrved. Our rcTTrty is
being mortgaged without our consort,
to a considerable amount, witliout say
ing anything about our share of the
county railroad bonds which are
about $?0,0d0; precinct railroad bonds,
about 633,000. "Without saying any
thing of the above, we have the city
railroad bends, $30, 000; High School
bonds, $25,000; Engine bonds, $2,000;
Grading bonds, for Chicago Avenue,
about $3,000; and $23,003 in bonds,
laying in Xew York, for sale at 80 cts.,
(although the charter expressly says:
that city bonds shall not be sold for
less than 90 cents,) making a dead loss
to the city of $3,000, besides the inter
est on that $23.000 and I cannot tell
how many city warrants are out draw
ing interest at ten percent., but it will
be safe t'o say that the city is in debt
about $115,000, which is more than 30
per cent of the assessed value of the
real estate in the city, exclusive of our
share of the county and precinct bonds,
ow, take th $115,000 debt at ten
per cent, interest, and we have til pay
11,300 yearly; also one-third of the
grading bonds, with interest, amount
ing to about $3,000 or $4,500, to be
paid each year, for three years in suc
cession, making 23 on S1.000 for all
the real estate and personal property
in the city, and $17 on the S1.000 for
the county, making in all $42 on the
thousand dollars for interest on our
The mortgaging of our property
without our consent, makes the con
duct of King George the Third, re
spectable for he never oppressed the
colonies half so bad as that.
This works a hardship on the me
chanic, and widow, and orphans, who
happen to own a dwelling within the
limits of the city that would not or
never would have been tolerated in his
days. When he wanted to put a tax on
tea, of a few cents per pound, a few
Americans boarded the British vessel
in Boston harbor and threw the tea
overboard risked their lives', their all,
rather than be taxed a few cents a
pound. But we their degenerated
sons sit on the end of our back-bone
and allow ourselves to be taxed as no
other 'people on earth are taxed, and
this is done at a time when men are
thrown out of employment, wages cut
down, rents and property declining in
value, and houses standing empty for
want of tenants, and business e.t a
stand-still. But nothing would stop
our city officers from squandering
money for instance: they paid $6,039.-
00 in bonds, for work on Chicago ave
nue, that could have been done for $3,
471.20 in cash; also for bridging 1,
732.05, which could have been done for
$1,016.00 making a loss to the city of
$3,324.43 besides throwing the poor
men out of work, as they cannot take
Bonds for their work to the amount of
five or six thousand dollars, and wait
three years for their money. So you
see our City Fathers are fulfilling that
passage of Scripture that says: "He
that hath it shall be added unto, and
he that hath not, it shall be taken
from him that which he seemeth to
have," (in taxes).
This is not the reform that our wor
thy Mayor promised us on the beer-keg
at Billy Neville's, on the night of his
election. He promised us he would do
his best to lessen the city expenses, and
that the taxes would not be oppressive
in the future, and we cheered him, be
lieving what he said and I still be
lieve he meant what he said at that
time for in the first month they only
spent a little over $300; but nt the end
of thirty days these promises became
rather dim, and in the next thirty days
they spent over $600 doubling the
first month and at tlie end of another
thirty days, they had forgotten their
promises altogether, and spent over
$900 doubling the first two months
and in the next thirty days they kept
on in the same way, besides letting a
contract for grading and bridging at
about two prices 'costing about $8000;
and in the next thirty days they had
issued $23,000 in bonds, and had them
on the market for sale. This is the
way they have gone on until this little
viilage is burdened with a debt requir
ing a tax .of over $30 per day to pay
the interest on the city's indebtedness.
And the end is not yet. The balance
next week. Barnabas.
Tho Amusements cf Qaeen's County
From the New York Sun.
The amusment of hog guessing is
time honored on L4pg Island. Yester
day afternoon the political and social
magnates of Queens county, with a
sprinkling of New Yorkers, gathered
at the Bayside House, Bayside? tb in
dulge in it. They found three fat hogs
in a pen. The weight of these were to
be estimated at fifty cents a guess, and
after the killing and dressing, whoever
had come neafest to accuracy was to
take the hog upon which he had
guessed. Solid old sports and well-to-do
farmers stood around the pen and
studied tbe question with profoundly
serious faces. "Wise looks and knowing
silence greeted every solicitation of
opinion. A butcher,- whose judgment
was deemed valuable, was piled with
questions, but he was persistently
dumb until he had been extensively
and expensively filled with brandy, and
then he was too tipsy to1 know whether
he had or hadn't any ideas on the sub
ject. Bi'.t Tonv Or'iht knfW n aiiefnt its-
TERMS : $2.00 a Year.
lie had been going to "liog gtiesings"
about all his life, and nobody could tell
him anything, ite had made up his
mind tlfat he would take away the
heaviest of those hogs, if there was
any merit in system. Mr. Grant
climbed intd tho pen, deliberately un
rolled a tape line, selected the. fattest
hog, and began elaborate Measure
ments. Length and girth were care
fully ascertained, and upon these fig
ures he worked out in his head what
the weight ought to be.
HOW THE FUN COMMENCED.
At 2 o'clock this largest hog was let
out into the road. The distance to the
hotel was .about twenty rods, but the
hog was dilatory. First, lie wanted to
go up to tlie railrdtld depot, and then
he was set upon going back to the pen.
Finally, six colored men, who were to
do the slaughtering, formed in line
across the road and steadily advanced.
Behind them came the crowd of guess
ers, and before these combined forces
the hog was driven down to where a
big kettle was boiling, in which, aftor
his demise, to souse him. Then camo
a tussel between the hog anil one of
the negroes, funny enough to tickle the
crowd, ending in the hog being thrown
on his back. The process of killing
and dressing was watched with eager
interest and chattering teeth, but the
chance of picking up a pdint was not
to be sacrificed for the warmth which
was to be had inside the hotel. .
Id tho meantime the guessing had
been going on. Upon paying fifty cents
the guesser was given a card. On the
card he wrote his name and whatever
weight he chose. A cigar box with a
hole in the top was presided over by
limited to- sixt v
and into it the cards
The guessers were
on each of the three
hogs, one of them being disposed of at
a timo. as the first was consecutively
stuck with a knife, dropped in and
pulled out of tho hot. water, scraped
hairless, dressed, and finally washed
clean, the excitement steadily increased.
The sixty chances were speedily taken,
and bets as to the relative accuracy of
guesses were very nmerous, ranging
from bottles of wine to $20. Even the
colored butchers caught the mania, and
wagered drinks and papers of tobacco
with reckless profusion.
THE TEST OF IIOGCISH GUESSWORK.
"When the hog was ready for weigh
ing, Henry Salts and Anthony Frank
lin were elected judges, and the scales
were critically examined.
"Two hundred and thirteen pounds,"'
announced Mr. Salts.
"Correct," assented Mr. Franklin.
"By gracious, I reckon I've got him,"
Then Tony Graiit Walked slowly and
alone down td the beach, where a man
was hunting for clam.-, and seemed to
be lest in earnest thought. It was sub
sequently shown that his guess was
forty pound wrong, and nearly tb-y
worst of the lot. '
The box was given in charge of
judges, who retired with it to a private
room to canvass the guesses. "While
they were at it, the crowd was divided
between guessing on the second hog
and eating the chowder, cold turkey
and baked pig, which wera" free to
everybody. There was, too, a hea.y
continuance of side-betting. After
half an hour the judges returned with
The most accurate guesses had been
211 and 213 pounds each equally near
the true weight. These guesses, how
ever, were both by a syndicate of five
or six operators, whose pool included a
number of chances. Sheriff-elect Sam
mis was one of the lucky ones. In the
anxiety for guessing, five -nances more
than the stipulated sixty had been sold.
It was decided that the $2.50 surplus
should go to the second best guesser,
and he was Mf; Crocherbn. The cost
to Mr. Crdcherort in treating his friends
to champagne upon bis good luck was
$5. The guesses had been rather wild,
ranging from 230 to 320 pounds.
"Which shows, gentlemen." says one
of the butchers, "that you can't tell how
much meat a live hog is going to
The successful syndicate didn't know
what to do with their lidg. They first
discussed cutting him into as many
pieces as there were participants in
the pool, but the conclusion was to sell
him by auction. The bidding was
spirited until the price reached $28, at
which ho was knocked down to
whom ? The bidder would not disclose
himself, and nobody else knew. A
second effort resulted in a sale to Mr.
"Watts, the" laridldr'd, at 821. The cash
was divided among the nunTJc'r'j cf
tlie syndicate who wera present, and
largely invested ill wine.
liefore all tlie questions relating tu
the first and fattest hog and had been
settled, the guesses on tha sejon-l were
ready for canvassing. lie weighed 273
pounds, and James H. S.irrimis won
him, his guess being only one pound
less. It was dark before the fate of
the third, hog vas decided. As the
jolly participants drove away some of
them in a stage-coach towards tlie rail
road station, but the majority in sport
ish skeleton wagons, behind preten
tious liorses "a man with twinkling
eyes and grinning mouth rushed out of
"Say, Jim," ho shouted to everybody,
"I can't take y'oil home in my sulky
after all. I've got to make room for
It was supposed that lie had won the
One square, (10 line or less) on inertlo'n. flirt
Each subsequent Inset lion
Professional care's, not exceeding six Ilnc. to (xi
Vicolunin per annum 20 Oft
ficulumii per annum wod
licolumn di .ed.wv
One column do loo.r
All HU-crtHng M-Is due quarterly.
aasieiit adrertlsemenW must bo paid fjrWl
ExTu.i Corixa or tiif Hfxaui for sale by 11
J. Mrelght, nt the i'ost ontee, und U. F. John
!on, corner ol Main mid Fifth Mt.r. "
TRIBUTES OF AFFECTION.
"My friend; I wish thro happiness ,
but if then seek thy happiness on earth
alon, I wish thee none Sayest thou
this cannot be tha wi.sti of friendship?
Whom dost thou call thy friend t Him
who would wish thee for an hour to
feed on air, and when that hour is past
in which substantial and dentil qdod.
had gone beyond thy reach Would leave
tlie poor and famishing forever V
Again I say I wish thee happiness, but
if On earth alone thou seek, I wish theo
were til! thou consUltlnjj Uy irljulo. be
ing art convinced that an eternity of
blessedness for phantoms of an hour is
an exchange which proves that man to
be thine enemy who says 'tis wise..
May the light of youth dwell wjtK
thee, unshaded by a cloud, lor long
long years to come, and may'st thou,
find warm hearts to cherish thy given
affections. May thy slumbers bo light
thy breath come even and nlay tlm
golden dreams of the night hours only
fade before the brighter ones of dawn.
May the soft step of woman be around
thy couch in tho hour of sickness, and
may I lis eye who alone caif protect
iiiid SaVe watch over thee. May tho
gentle light of religion guide thy foot
steps May it illumine thy I it t bold
resting place, and gild thy lone path
way over the dark waves of Eternity.'
May thy tiftucs ffhit'e brighter as the
sun of thy life declines, and when at
last it sinks in darkness, tthed a halo of
undying glory around thy name.
Farewell ! when in a stranger laud
Slay kind hearts welcome thee j
And friendship's cup with accents bland.
Be offered by the free.
Thy forest path shr.H be sti'ewi! t ith flowers
At d Hope shall lighten thy way ;
And thou shall tell of tho happy hour
Where holy aaVctlon play.
Then forget not the friends of thy Joyous youth;
lfi.it have loved In tho by-goi.u day ,
They remember thec still with their early truth
They forget not ! this fur a'A ;-.
And the fervent prayer ohall off -red be,
And fcJild he'pes On thi wind bo bono
That the spirit of IPiaven may shadow thee,
'Till the hour nf thy safe return.
To appeal to the women of the
coutry to come to the relfvf lii tho
present financial troubles may at first
seem absurd; but there is a reason for
it that more specious calls have not:
It is not asked of them to be mere eco
nomical; tdsave money, and ctJutrlbutd
it to the poor; or to change their ex
penditure a whit; but to turn their
monetary brooklets into a different
channel in short, to buy domestic
instead of imported goods. No great
perspicacity is needed to comprehend
that, while tha Bcpublic is paying;
yearly, millions and millions more of
gold for imports than it gets for ex
ports, it can hardly return to specie
payment; and just so long as that Li
deferred, we must have panics and all
sorts of monetary derangements.
So, if the buying of imported good:!
be the source of so much trouble, would
it not bo well to refrain from buying
them, and keep the gold we need, in
stead of sending it abroad? There is"
no need of leagues and clubs and much
palaver to make this a practical move
ment. All that. the wisest and most
earnest womancari do is simply t6 ask'
for a domestic brand when she is mak
ing a purchase. It is to women that
the appeal is made, because it is for
their benefit that the majority df costly
imports are broUgilt. It is they who
demand and use theui; and therefore
it is for them to act against the tyranny
The sacrifice will not be so great or
so difficult as might seem. "We manu
facture elegant silks, only lefs Utiluti
ful than their French and Belgian
conipeers. We make as fine ribbons5
and flowers as are" inade anywhere:'
Our alpaca: and other stuff goods are
excelled; while all our cotton fabrics
are world-renowned. W manufactured
beautiful cloakings often sold under
tlie head df "imported" a word having
a mysterious but very powei'fdl attrac
tion for most women. The flannels
and feltings- of certain American
houses are proverbial for their fineness.
We make fringes, fancy triuiniings;
a$d certain kinds of lace. Shawls;
shoes, woven underclothing, stockings
all kinds and qualities of goods arc
in the catalogue of our products.
"We do not suppose tho Treasury
Department will immediately re3umd
specie payment because of our little
suggestion; but we do believe tkat if
it were widely atted upon; it would'
greatly lessen the monetary troubles of
the nation. Home and Society; Serifs
ners for December.
Slow Matches Long engagements:
"Where are the noble" -pit Us of '70 ?'
shouted a stump orator. "All drunlc
up," came from a witty hearer.
"Ilave I rot, my , son, offered ydt
every advantage?" ''Oh, yes. sir, but I
could riot think of taki2g advantage of
my own father." .
Art enterprising chap who is organic
iiig a brass band of twenty worrici!;
says that if h7 Jearn half as man?
airs as they put on, the oxperirrit'H'f
ttill prorc a ccrdpkte sncrrt:
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