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THE II ERA LD
Published every Thursday sit
Ofnee-On Mai,, St., Bet.:4flt ohd nth.
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J. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
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Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, December 4, 1873.
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One column do if0.i
AH advertising Mils djie quarterly.
Transient advel tlsoni; nti must bo paid tutit
KXTHA CoriER OF TITK ILk'Mi.n fr si by n.
,!. si relight, nt I lie Tost I'llirr and O. F. John
noit. corner of Main and FKth Sts.
I. H. WIIRKLF.lt, .T.W. STISCIICOMli.
4!-ly riattsmouth, Nebr:isk:i.
SAM. M. CHAPMAN. K. T. MAXWELL.
Chapman & Maxwell.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW and Solicitors in
Chancery. OiUj-e Ju Fitzgerald's Work, I'latts
K. H. 8MITH, It. II. WINDHAM,
HMti ii & iyixdiiam.
Successors to Maifinett, Smith, & Starbird,
Attorneys at Law & Ileal Estate lirokers
PLATT8MOUTH, - NEB.
Special attention given to Collections, and .ill
matters affecting tlie 'title to Keal Estate.
Office on 2d floor, over the Post Ofliee.
KR. MVIN'iSTON.I'liy.sieian and Surgeon,
Tenders his professional services to the
citizens of Cass eoimtv. Kesidenee southeast
corner of Oak and Sixth streets : oft'.ce on Main
street, one door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
T. W. Tipton. Rrownville T. S. Senator.
1 W. llilcboK k. Omaha U. S. Senator.
Is. Crounse, Ft. Calhoun Representative.
It. XX. Furnas, lirownville
.1. .T. Cos mt. Lincoln ,
.1. H. Weston, Ilcatrice
H. A. Kieniii, Columbus
.1. K. Weltster. Crete
Hec'y of State.
.Att y tlen.
J. M. McKcnzie, Lincoln. . .Sup't I'ub. Iiistruc'n
Ceo. It. Iike, Omaha Chief Justice.
Daniel (Jantt, Xebrnxka City, I A.,i iov
Samuel Maxwell, l'lattsth, ( Associate Just s.
lrHKEl.EK & RENNETT Keal Estate and
Y T.,M...vii,r Vit;ri-s I'lililic. Fire
and Lite Insurance Agents, riattsmouth, Neb.
1HEI.1S FAIN E -General Insurance A Kent,
Represents some of the most reliable Com
panies in the I' nitcd States. jan7-wtf
lOIIX FITZGERALD. Fro;.rietor.
Main Street, between Fifth & Sixth.
ClIKISKI, Proprietor. Have reccntlv been
repaired and jilaced In thorough running
order, imi.mxt litishels of Wheal wanted imme
diately for which the highest market price wli
ASslri lS ol" Tllle.
rpltK M'MKUU'Al. SYSTEM The best In ere
-- For tlescriptive circulars, address.
ACKKS, F.LACKM AK v CO
. I'.tirliiitton, Iowa.
U. R. Livingston Mayor.
l'hcl)s Paine '. .. Citv Clerk.
Win. Wintersteui Citv Treasurer.
J. W. Haines Police .Judjje.
!iles Morgan.... . .". . . : Marshal.
1). X. Johnson . :-. .Street Commissioner.
First Ward. J. Fitzgerald, jl. S. Xewnian.
SKfoxn Ward. J. W ayniait, C. Nichols.
TiiiitH W'aki. It. C. Cnslunir, Thus, l'ollock.
Fourth Ward. It. Vivian, L. F: Johnson.
H. F. Ellison
W. L. Ilobbs
V. XV. Wise
Jacob Vallcry, i
Lyman .Jann-s, )
J. W. Thomas
;i County Clerk.
. ..Sup't Tub. Instruet'ii.
AFT 1ST On the comer of Main and Ninth.
iJ Kcv. T. J. Arnold. Faster. Services every
Sabbath, at 11 a. 111. and 7 p. III. Sabbath School
at :' a. in. Prayer meet ins every Wednesday
CHKISTIAX Service in Contrreation Church
at tl a. in. and 6 : : p. in. Corner of Locust
and stli streets. Cordial invitation extended to
all classes to attend.
XTISCOrAT, Comer Vine and Third streets.
-Minister. Services every Sunday at
CllKKNIlOr.SK AND HEDDINCJ
Time and money saved by orderlm of me. I j
lmve the largest and best coHcction ot 1 hints I
v. ro!lered fors.de in the West. Catalogues ;
free. Sweet l'otato. I a'diaire. 1 omato, anu oiu
kT Plants for sale in their season. .
Address V. J. IIESSEU. l'lattsmouth. Neb.
FOlt A TOOK NEEDED I5Y ALL
The best iioks published on the Horse and j
the Cow. Liberal terms. Money made rapidly
lv a"ents scIliHK these books; Send for ircu- i
l;u-s. , l'OlM L lt & I 'DATES
Publisher., i'hiladclphia. Pa. I
FINE ART GA1 LERY,
It .a. in. and l. m. Sunday school at 3 p. m.
CATHOLIC North side of Public Square, Rev.
Vv lather ISobal. First Mass every Sabbath at
S-.Ki a; in., Second Mass and sermon ;it 10-30,
Vespers and Benediction at 7 p. III. Mass at
8 a. 111. ererj- week day.
THIRST i nESPYTEKI AX North side of Main
x street, vest of liih, lie v. XV. T. Rartle ; Ser
vices ever Sabbath at 11 a. in. and. p. in.
Sabbatli S;-!'ool at o- a. in. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
A f ETHODIST EPISCOPAL West side of filh
-L -L street south of Main. Rev. C. MeKelviey
Pastor. Services every Sabbath, at 10 :.' a. 111.,
and 7 . 111. Prayer meeting everv Thursday
evening. Class meeting every Momfay evening,
and immediately sifter close of Sabbat li morn
iiitf services. Sabbath School at 2 :o, M. 15.
Reese, Superintend a nt.
OONTAC; den L'l Sentnibor hat die Deutsche
0 Ev. Luth. iemeiiifis in ihrem Scliulhaus vor
mittags 11111 11 I'lir C'-tlcodienst. l'eberiiaiit
liudet di-i-seiiie von jetzt an reg;J'i1jiessij ulle 14
Tage Sttitt. Minister, Uev. L. li.innawald.
Sabbath school at 1 p. 111., Fiof. d'Allcinand,
; 'T-riiotopraphs. Ambroiypo -tnl ro.ies
hom old iftun-s. plaia or colored, either in ink
water or oil. All work neatly executed and war
ratiled to Jjive satisfaction.
V. V. LEON ARD. Artist.
10-tf Main St.. l'lattsmouth, N' b.
HEVV DRUG STORE-
. WREl'INC. WATKlt. NKIS.
POTTER & GAFFNEY,
DEALERS IX DRFtja. MEDICINE:-. PAINTS, j
OILS. VAKNISH. PERFUMERY, N
STATION El! Y. NOTIONS,
Preer'niions carefu'dy prepared. lf!tf.
CLOTH IXC. FCRNISHINC t;OOTS. HATS.
C VPS. ROOTS, SHOK.S. TIH'NKS)
VALISES. CAUl'ET RACS.
&c, tic. &.C., &c.
One of the oldest and most Reliable Houses
tn Plattsnioutli. Main street, between Fourth
rtf-KKMEMHER THE FLACE.
E. Ii. ELSl ER,
- Is in receipt of the finest and
'. SSIMEKKS. CLOTHS. VESTIXC3. SCOTCH
COODS, IRISH FRIKsES, &e.
.,.! iLs-sortment of
Cloths ever brought to this city, which I sun !
prei.ared to make up in the Latest stylos, tall ,
and examine Coods, apillis.
T O. O. F. Regular meetings of Tlatte Iidge
1 No. 7. 1. O. . F. every Thursday evening at
Odd Fellows' Hall; Transient Brothers are cor
dially invited to visit.
E E. CCXNINCHAM, X. C.
JTTAlkx. Si iii.kuku Secretary.
T O. O. F. l'T.ATTSMOt'TH EXCAMI'MKNT Xo.
X Regtdar Convocations the ed tind 4th
Friday's of each mouth at Odd Fellows' Hall
corner .ill and Main streets. Transient l'atri
archs cordially invited to visit.
II. J, STEEICHT, C. 1
II. Xkwmam. Scribe.
AfASONIC I'l.ATXSMOlTH Lonr.F. Xo. B, A.
l1L F. & A. M. Regular meetings at their Hall
on the first and third Monday evenings of each
moiith. Transient bii-liiren invited to visit.
U. R. LIV1XCSTOX, W. M.
A. (FALLEilASH, Sec.
AfACOY LOLCE No. 22. A. F. & A. M. Recti -lar
meeliiigs at Alaeoy Hall, lirst and third
Fridavs J. N. AV1SE, XV. M.
J. M. Bf.aiidslry. Sec.
VEllltASKA CHAPTER Xo 3, R. A. M. Reg
nlar Convoi-ations M-cond and fourtli Tues
day evenings of each niotitli tit 7'i o'clock p. in.
R. It. LIV1XCSTON. II. P.
1 L Xkw m a n." See.
T O. C. T. OLIVE BRANCH. Xo. 2. J. Th.
Young. W. C.T.; D. D. Martindxle. W.
Sec. ; T. W. Shryock. Lodge lVpyty, meets at
Clark & Flummer's Hall every Tuesday eve
ning. Travelling Templars reSpecttully invited.
rpURXVEREIX. The Turner Society meets at
r- Turners' Hall in Cuthman's Block, on the
first and third Wednesdays of each month,
A. Von Sebwanenlierg, President : O.-orge
Karcher. Vie 1 "resident : H. Newman. Treas
urer : AY. Breed. Recording Secretary : Paul
liraidsch. Correspoiulidg Secretary; 'William
Hassler. F'irst Turn Wart ; John Bonsk Second
Turn Wart ; Oswald Cuthman, Warden.
Purissima et Optima.
Mrs- A. D. Whitcomt),
DRESS AND CLOAK MAKER.
Rooms three doors west of Brooks House.
CUTTING AND FITTING MADE
jTg ratterns of :i!I kinds constantly on hand
J. W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SALE, & LIVERY STAPLE.
?iain street. Flattsmouth, Neb. .
i am prepared to accommodate the public
Buggies, W aecfi.
and a Xo. 1 Hearse.
On short noticV and i'f-asoTaHe tomj. A
Mack will run to the Steam!H':tt Luildntg. Depot
ami all parts of the city when desifeff.
janltf. - -
Cood. resit rnflk delivered dally at every
body's home In riattsnioutn, If they want it, by
J V. Beaiiateister
Send in your orders ahfT Iw-mtry onil s'ire
This unrivalled Medicine is warranted not to
contain a single particle of Mereurv, or any in
jurious mineral ubs:ance, hut is
For forty years it lias proved its grent value
in all diseases of the Liver, Bowels and Kidneys
Thousands of the good and great in all parts of
the country vo.uoh for its wonderful ami peculiar
power in purirviiig the blood, stimulating the
torpid liver and bowels, and imparting new life
and vigor to the whole system. Simmons' Liv
er Regulator is acknowledged to have no equal
It contains four medical elements, never unit
ed in the same happy proportion in any other
preparation, viz ; a ft -idle Cathartic, a wonder
ful Tonic, an un-exccptinnable Alteratire and a
certain Corrective of all impurities of the body.
Such signal success h;is attended its use, that it
is now regarded sis the
CREAT CNFAILINC SPECIFIC,
for Liver Complaint and the painful offspring
thereof. tf"-wir ; Dyspepsia. Constipation,
Depression of Spirits) Sour Stomach, Heart
Rut li. &e. &e.
Regulate the Liver and prevent
CHILLS AND FEVER.
Prepared only by J. H. ZETLIN & CO.
Druggists, Macon, Ca.
Send for a Circular ( and 320 Arch street.
Price -Jl, by mail l.2." Philadelphia Pa.
For Sale by J. H. BUtlCry,
jan4-wly Flattsmouth, Xeb.
Buying Your Greenhouse and
Picnic (war dens.
BY 8. L. SAGE,
iON"T send Eai.it fof 1'lants when' you can pet
lust as gottd for lef"' nionev nearer home;
To my numerous friend?, and . jiatrans I would
sav that I have the laget rsinl best stock of
plants ever offered for sale m the West, and
at reasonable prices.
Be sure and send for my
Hiew IescrJptive Catalogue.
which wtlj be sent free to all who Apply for it. j
Then give me your orders, and I feel confident I
Political Integrity! A dead thing of the past :
And yet If I but tell you it, you think I'm far too
You can't believe but what good men can take
the helm of State.
And navigate the good old ship with Safety to
In looking back o'er hist'ry's page that record
That when fnie Statesmen had command cor-'
ruption did not grow
And thrive amoag the m like vile weeds amid
a garden soil
That's been unstirred for many weeks by pa
tient, honest toil;
Y'oung men grow up in this fast age1 their only
thought Is Fame;
They fight and struggle 'mongst themselves
to win their prize a JVYime.
When starting forth from college halls they
hear on every side.
The stories true, of fallen men once looked
upon with pride.
They too went forth (those older ones) and
fought hard for a place.
And they were thought good honest rrlen
when entered they the race.
Integrity perhaps ic:m theirs when youth sat
on their brows ;
But 0 ! How sadly all Is changed their records
show us now.
The yotinger man, discov'ring this resolves
then to himself
That he'll be honest pure upright and scorn
the briber's pelf ;
He works himself somewhat along though
meager is his pay ;
The Wily schemer knowing this his snares the
The honest man that proudly soars aloft in the
Or calmly weighs the evidence as Chief Justice
By poverty ambitious wife or perhaps he
Is almost ul ways, now-a-days laid prostrate
low and prone.
What rc'sbilrce then is left to him except to
The power vested in his name and that for
Of rascals, now days there are none they're
now called merely sharp.
And if you call them scoundrels once they
tune a doleful harp.
If deeds and men by proper names were called
Fewer ratals sharpers thieves among us
should we find ;
We never know but when we send a man to
That he'll not trade his honor off unheeding
What class of men is it we send to make our
Are they the honest yeomen true that from
their toil we draw?
No, no, it is not, reader, kind 'tis only those
Whose gift of language steals our wits or con
quer with the pen.
A multitude will often go to Hear some fa
Discourse in language loud and bold oa what
others have done.
Tis swallowed all in one great mass and he
has made them think
That if 'twere not for such as he our Ship of
State would sink.
We next find him elected fair aud bv our votes
And Washington, his goal at last soou marks
him down as new.
While forthwith lobbyists take him oftimes a
Who leads him 'round with smirk3 and smiles
'till he's within her snare.
The downwaid course is rapid then ie soon
becomes the prey
Of harpies, whose endeavors are to keep him
in their pay
And use his votes to serve their end while he
dare not rofu"! ;
For, from that time he's but a tool to be used
sis they choose.
For the Nebraska Herald.
ANSWER TO WHAT DEFEATED CAN
Yes, you may be a Granger,
Aiid sing with that noble band.
But oh, don't try to hold
A haystack in your hand.
We're glad you can swing the hoe
With such becoming esise ;
Do drive the wild potatoe bug,
From auy land you please.
So you have b'ougM some blooded stock,
Or you have told a yarn ;
O then take good care of it,
And keep it in the barn.
In new-fangled machinery
Just go a little slow.
Or you'll be a ruined man.
And "bust" the "fust" von know.
Your Osage hedge must be strong ;
Your plow it is a dream ;
Instead of patent leather.
It should be iron beam.
Then hold fast to the handles,
"When stormy winds do rise ;
And sing the farmer's song,
While dust blows In your eyes.
Elmwood, Neb., Nov. 20, 1873.
"What is a detective? An official
who has the pay of a policeman with
out it policeman's duties.
"What are the duties of a detective?
To wear plain clothes, to find "clues,"
and not to act "upon information re
ceived" unk;s3 the information is ut
Describe the process of finding a
clue? Dawdling about a public
house and dropping mysterious hints,
accompanied by solemn head-shaking,
to a penny-a-liner.
Whcii it isr unprofessional to detect
the: rVfpe'tfator of a nnrruer? Any
time prrcT to the .offering of ar reward
by the Government.
How should you show your zeal in
discovering a murderer ? By arresting
several perfectly intfo'eent pe6p!e and
hurrying them info1 the police-station.
Can you give me the whole duty of
a detective in three words? Certainly;
"meddle and muddle." Junius.
serve you rcgahulv.-
1 can satisfy you.
W. J. ITESSER.
"Do you believe there are any people
who never heard "Old - Hundred?"
ask'e'ii a musical young lady at a family
table. "Lot? of folk's never heard it,
interupted the precocious yenmger
brother. "Where are thVy, I should:
like to know?" was asked. "In he
deaf ami dumb asylum'
CAPTAIN FRY OF THE TIRGINIUS
PLEADS FOR THE INNOCENT
PASSENGItS AND CREW.
- "With the permission of the Consul, I
xJiili to say a few words in favor of
the crew of the Virginius and the miti
gation of their punishment.
The first pilot had just escaped from
a ship-wreck, and needed an advance
of salary to buy clothes and have them
made. Xothing vtas said to him in re
regard to blockade running, but on the
contrary, as I had the authorization of
the owners, and had prepared the pa
pers of the vessel; 1 notified every one
that wc a' ere to be occupied in trade
with t:ie islands, with passengers for
Pueri Simonos, in Costa llica, or tak
ing cattle to Cuba, as I believed that
the vessel might do so. From the
time when the arms arrived on board
I thought that there would be no occa
sion for a portion of the men to tiee the
Consul. The Consul in Puerto Princi
pe sent for me, but I did not receive
his message until I was on board, hav
ing been compelled to leave port by
order of the authorities. There was
a guard on board to prevent desertion
by the passengers. I know that some
of them protested, but Varona let them
know that he would answer proposi
tions of this class with the pistol.
Running blockade is considered risky
business among sailors, for which good
pay is received. For years past it is
notorious the number of vessels that
were employed in it during the Ameri
can war, and although captures were
numerous, not a single life was lost.
The greater part of the prisoners were
set at liberty after a short imprison
ment. I never heard a word, before
the night of my sentence of the Cuban
law and the proclamation relating to J
an attempt to introduce arms into Cu- j
ba. If, with superior opportunities, I :
was ignorant that the case could' be de
cided by any other law than interna
tional, how complete must have been
the ignorance of these poor people? I
was continually in the company of
people who ought to have known it,
:ind not one alluded to the fact. In a
word, I believe that it is not known,
and that the world will be painfully
surprised at learning the sacrifice of
The Consul kiqws well that I am
not pleading for my life. I have not
prayed to God for it nor even to the
Blessed Mother. I have neither home
nor country, a victim of war ;md per
secutions, tha way of prosperity being
closed to mc to such a point that I
have not been able to provide bread
for my wif e and seven children, who
know what it is to suffer for the neces
saries of life. My life is one of suffer
ing, and I look upon what has hap
pened to me as a benefit of God; and
it is not for me, therefore, to ask fa
vors of auy one.
The engineer, Knight, I know came
contniry to his will. He was bitterly
opposed to" it, as I learned from the
person who obliged him to come.
Spaniards, the world is not so full of
people who prefer honor to life. Save
him. Toor Bosa, poor'gentleman, with
a heart as tender and passionate as
that of a woman, of irreproachable
honor, his business was that of charity.
He was devoted to others, and thought
that he was on board the vessel for the
benefit of their health. I believe that
he will not make this appear himself.
I do it for him. I believe he would do
no harm to any one. The man Bribon
was my servant, hired by the day when
we were in port, and not inscribed on
the roll. He wanted to be set on shore
at Jeremias. He was disembarked at
Paimitos, and lost the opportunity.
He is almost an idiot. They call him
Cubanillo, and he ir of Venezuelan
origin. He was a favorite on board,
and Ought not to suffer. Another poor
fellow was taken on board to keep him
from dying of sickness and hunger.
He was sent (o the hospital from the
boat, and permitted to come on board
through charity. The greater portion
of the crew were entrapped by their
lodging-house keepers, who gained pos
session of them and watched their op
portunities to put them on board, re
ceiving advances on their wages.
Spaniards, I believe I am the only one
who dies in the entire Christian faith
of our holy religion. Consider the
souls gof these poor people. Give
them time and opportunity to ask mer
cy of God. I know that you must ful
fill your duty, but my blood ought to
be sufficient, because the innocent and
defenseless will suffer with my fall.
That these considerations have influ
ence with the authorities, to them I
beg to appeal. These poor people had
no knowledge' of what you think their
crime. Pardon me it I say that I don't
believe their death would have in the"
fate of Cuba the good effect the faw
foresees. Our civilization is opposed to
such a proceeding. I don't say this in
a tone of complaint, but we are accus
tomed to at least identify the victims
whom we are going to sacrifice. Ac
cording to our view, there' should have
been some intervention of our govern-
ment; its influence should have been
pronounced, and perhaps in that way
many lives might have, been saved
without compromising, the dignity of
Spain. Sen ors, farewell! I know that
the members of Jthe council who con
demn me accomplished a painful duty.
Let them lemeniber us in their prayers
to God, .and ask their wives and child
ren to do the same for us.
Respectfully, John Fky.
"Written on.. board the Tornado, Xo-'e!-Thvr
JANUARY MEETINU 1874, STATE
BOARD OF AGRICULTUR2.
At the Grand Central, Omaha, Wednes
day, January, 7th, 1S74.
The regular .Tsinuary meeting of Ne
braska. StftC Board of Agriculture will
transpire at the Grand Central Hotel
in the city of Omaha.
The members of the Board are as
MEMBERS WHOSE jfERM OF OFFICE EX
TIRE IN 1874k
D II Wheeler M Dunham
J W Moore HQ Stiver
J 11 Gregg F A Tisdale
N AV Welles F M M Dinninny
M Stocking John Keith
H Fiiiodes X P Coolidge
J W Holt Jas M Woods.
MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS OF OFFICE EX
FIRE IN 1875.
Judge 0 P Mason Gov R W Furnas .
Gen J S Brisbin II C Addis
C II Wirlsiow J T Allen
J Vallery W II Ely
G B Eaton G D Moore
R Daniels Silas Garber .
G C Barton J Sterling Morton.
And each member is urged to be in
prompt attendance at 10 o'clock in the
afternoon of the day above named.
Arrangements have been made for ac
commodation of the BearU, and a room
for their meetings fit the hotel named,
which will probably prove satisfactory
to all concerned.
Business of supreme importance in
regard to the State Fair for the com
ing year will be taken under advise
ment. Every earnest man who desires
to demonstrate, by the exhibition Of
our soil-products, and our improved
breeds of domestic animals; the fact
that, in proportion to its age, Nebraska.
Agriculturally, is the foremost State
in the American Union, will, I am
quite certain, do all in his power to fa
cilitate the State Board in making the
State Fair a complete success.
The January meeting will determine
when and where that fair is to be held.
It will arrange the premiunis lists. It
will fix the price of admission to the
grounds during the Fair. It will, if
fully attended by its members, they
have severally given the matter that
thought which its importance "merits,
dictate an agricultural and horticultur
al exposition for 1874 which shall be a
glory to our soil and climate and an al
lurement to intelligent and indus
trious men everywhere, to come here
and make unto themselves new and
Newspapers throughout the State
who have faith in this cause, and can
afford to publish this notice for the
sake of the cause, gratuitously, are re
spectfully asked to demonstrate their
faith by their works and publish the
same immediately and until January
J. Sterling Morton,
President Nebraska State Board of Ag
riculture Nebraska City, Nov. 24th, 1873.
. HOOK CMJBS.
These organizations in many parts of
the country have been a great success.
For a nominal sum, the members have
the privilege of reading all the leading
Magazines, and such standard and re
cent publications as their funds may
permit them to purchase. The whole
affair is very simple, and any neighbor
hood that can supply ten members,
each contributing $3, can have a book
club. Twenty members are better than
ten ; if there are more than twenty who
wish to join, two book clubs will be
more easily managed than one. The
only officers necessary are a secretary
and treasurer, and a committee of three
whose duty it is to decide upon the pe
riodicals to be" subscribed for and the
books to be purchased. These are first
sent to the secretary, who pastes upon
each book and magazine the names of
the members in the order in which they
are to be read. Each bool: may be re
tained one week', and must then be
passed to the next on the list. If any
member desires to re-read a book, she
places a cross after her name on the
list, and when it has gone the round, it
is sent t5 her again. At the close of
the year, all the books sire sold at auc
tion to the lticinbers, and the proceeds
together with the renewed subscrip
tions' and fines, constitute the fund
.with which the next year's supply of
book3 is to be obtained. A sfmall fee
is charged, to any member who keeps a
nragazine beyond the prescribed time
to read them.
Thus by the payment of $0, each
member may enjoy the reading of bur
best magazines and many books which
otherwi.se would, not be procurable.
These book clubs may easily be made
the nuclei of circulating libraries and
debating and literary societies,and thus
render incalculable service in diffusing
interesttrfg and valuable information
in the communities where they exist.
Though' retrenchment is the vbrd ev
erywhere; there are some things which
we' can5 not do without." Let ruffles and
f arbelows go by, rich cake and elabor
ate deserts bo omitted, alf superflui
ties canceled ; with these suppressed,
there will be time, the great treasure,
and money enough for all the essen
tials; and among the first of these hi
importance must be placed instructive
and interesting reading matter. . ThLs
the necessary food of mind, should be
as regularly Supplied as meat, bread;
and potatoes ; yes, and as regularly par
taken of. It is better that the windows
of the sitting room be a little dingy,-
that finger rharks soil the doors to a
moderate extent, and that the hiere
mechanical work of the household be
hurried through.than that the windows
of the soul be perpetually darkened by
ignorance, the dors never opened to
let the free air of general intelligence
flow through the chambers of tlie mind
and the whole intellectual machinery
grow rusty for want of use.
We have duties to our souls as wel
as to our bodies. A shriveled-up, nar
row, ignorant, uncultivated mind in a
sleek, well-fed well-dressed, and comely
body is pitiful to behold. The tithes
of mint, anise, tind cummin, should not
over-top the weightier matters of the
law judgment, mercy, and the love of
God. While we render' to the body
whatever is due to the body, let 113 be
sure that wo render to the soul what is
due to the ?iul. .Y- I". Tribune.
The December number of WooJi
Household Magazine i3 replete with
good reading 'entertaining sketches,
Stories, poms, &c., &c. Its table of
contents t-mbraces the fallowing arti
cles : "A Better Country;" Mary Hart
well; An Engineer's Yarn, Albert Wil
liams, Jr.; Our Party at Sea, Rev. J. S.
Breckinridge; Two Enthusiasts, II. M
Lewtral ; Presence of Mind, Hew W. F.
Holland; Our Babies, D. A. Gorton, M.
D. ; Blessednesf of Riches, Tenoroon ;
Hans Doodledee, Rudolph Mentel; In
Stallmeut of Max Kromer, Author of
Jessica's First Prayer; Codfish arid Po
tatoes, Chapter II, by Eleanor Kirk;
Misery Jippeau, Chapter VII, VIII, by
II. N. Osborne. In addition to these
articles, are several pretty poems, a
charming little Cottage Design, and ed
itorial departments, embracing Our
Housekeeper, Correspondence, Literary
Notices, Laughing Stock, &c, &c.
The engraving for this month is en
titled '-Old Folks."
All the above for only one dollar per
year or with chromo "Yosemite," one
dollar and a half. Address,
Wood's Household Magazine,
m Newburgh, N. Y.
T E LEG RAP HI G !
Paris, Nov, 27. An official an
nouncement of the new Cabinet was
made to-day. It shows some changes
in addition to those previously report
ed. The following is the official list of
Minister of Interior Duke de Brog
lie. Foreign Affairs Duke de Cazes.
War General de Barail.
Finance M. Pierre Magne.
Justice M. de Peire.
Public Instruction and Worship M.
Agriculture and Commerce M. De
seiliigny. Public Works M. de Larcy.
Marine Admiral d'Hornoy.
MM. Peule, Ernoil, and Batbee are
the members of the previous Ministry
who have retired.
Washington, Nov. 27. Friends of
the President have received intima
tions which lead them to suppose that
he is considering the nomination of
Morrison R. Waite, of Ohio, as Chief
Justice: The persistent and somewhat
unseemly struggle among members of
the bench to secure the place have
placed great difficulties in the way of
selecting any of the present Justice's.
It is known that the President places
very high estimates upon the work
which Mr. Waite performed at Gene
va, and that lie considersliim well fit
ted for the position of Chief Justice.
St. Louis, Nov. 23. Ex-U. S. Sen
ator Richard Yates, of Illinois, died
suddenly at Barnum's Hotel here at 9
o'clock to-night. Mr. Yates had been
to Fulton, Ark, as United States Com
missioner to examine the lower end of
the Cairo and Fulton Railway, and re
turned here last Sunday, since when he
has been quite feeble, and yesterday
was very sick. He revived to-day,
however, and this evening, while busy
ing himself with preparations for
starting home to-morrow morning, sud
denly fell back, and died in in a few
minutes. - His family have been ad
dressed, and are expected here' to-morrow.
San Francisco, Nov. 27. A dis
patch from Rocklin, Placer County,
C;iU states that this morning the round
house of the Central Pacific Railway
Company stt that place was burned,
with'nirie locomotives and about the
same number of cars. The town nar
rowly escaped destruction also.
Nfw York, Nov. 23. James II. In
gersoll convicted of forgery during tlie
ring rale, was sentenced to day to five
years in the state prison at hard labor.
John Dc Farrington, his confederate,
was sentenced to eighteen months' im
piLfonment. The sheriff says Tweed will shortly
be removed Id Blackwell's Island.
Springfield, Mass.,' November 28.
The Hoosac tunn'el was completed
San Fraricisco, No? ember 28.
In the U. S. Districi Court to-day, R.
K, Clarke, captain of the ship Sunrise,
was sentenced on conviction of cruel
punishment of seamen, to fourteen
rrioriths imprisonment in the county
jail and a fine of $1,000. Frank Har
ris, his first mate, was sentenced to
State Prison for four years'; and Dennis
Malony, his second mate, to sixty days
in ttre county jail.
A reception was given to Senator
Hitchcock, at Col. A. J. Cropaeys, in
Lincoln, Tuesday last.
The Land Office in Lincoln has been
closed until a successor is apxxunted to
the late JTon. II. W. Somerlad.
Ugly- Hurt Mr. Ainol Peck, d
citizen of Rock Bluff, rriet wi lit an ugly
accident in this city yesterday. He
had come into the city with a yoke of
oxen, and while engaged in yoking
them up, one of the animals turned
around and stuck the point of its horn
near Mr. Feck's eye. The pain drove
Iiim mad and lie wandered away from
his cattle, and finally met policeman
Cox, who took him to Dr. Radmore.
He had an ugly wound, which came
near destroying tlib sight of his only
eye, as Mr; Peck lost his other eye in
the army. The Dr. dressed the wound
and the patient was taken to the
American House, where lie was made
comfortable for the night. Journal.
Riding Home. The Omaha Republi
can contains the following, in regard
to a gentleman whose name is well
known, east and west:
A noted gentleman was playing bil
liards with Mr. John Creighton in the
Grand Central billiard saloon yester
day afternoon. He is none other than
X Beidler, tlie ex-chief of the Montana
Vigilantes, and the man who was most
feared by tlie roughs of that territory.
during tho days of Farmer Peale and
Mark Twain, tliose noted desparadoes,
and while the road agents were doing
their worst in stealing from overland
passengers, mails and expressages.
Beidler was at one time one of the
most trusted messengers of the Wells,
Fargo Sc Co.'s express, and when de
manded to halt by the road agents he
wan accustomed to tell thent to "go to
h 1," while he put spurs to his horse,
and exchanged shots with them at full
He has been out in that far western
country for twenty years, and has seen
all the wild life that was to be seen.
Now he is going home to see his p'eo
pie in Philadelphia, Pa. , H c says, hav
ing made pesice with the whites out
there, I thought I would take a ride
home and see the folks from whom I
have been away these twentjr years."
During the past 3 years ho llas been
commissary at Fort Peck, in the Indian
nation. It was reported about one
year ago that he was killed in the Sim
All tho Montana men that met Him
yesterday gave him a hearty greeting,
for they admire his. courage and daring,
and remembered favors conferred in
years gone by. John . Creighton can
tell howjie, Beidlef.ahd others, lay for
nights together behind barrieaiies of
bags of flour in Mr. Creighton's store,
when flour wa3 worth rather more than
ten dollars per barrel, protecting the
gold dust in the store from the rob
Mr. Beidler is a little man, below
medium height, quite. thick set, is very
polite and affable, and it is quite no
ticablo that he lias a foc't as small as a
lie is stopping at the Grand Central,
and will leave this afternoon for the
HOME MADE FEATHER' POSTERS:
An American, writing poetically of
the weather, says, "The Uack-bono of
winter is broken, but the tail wags yet
" I say, don't you know who that is?"
"No." " What a fool you are; it's the
celebrated Jones." " What's he cele
brated about then ?" "Well, I'm blest
if I know."
"Erin-go-Bragh. Weary Traveler
"How far is it to Balliniclee, my
friend?" Raw Native "Shure, sor,
av ye walk smart it's not more than
A pliysican stopped at the stoop of a
country apothecary and enquired for a
pharmacopoeia "Sir," said the apothe
cary; "I know of no such farmer living
in these parts."
"That's a very stupid brute of yours,
John," said a Scotch minister to his
parishioner; th'e ieat-dealer, who drove
Lis merchandize from door to door in
a small cart drawn by a donkey. "I
never see you but the creature is bray
ing." "Ah. sir, said the pesit-dfaler,
"ye ken the heart's warm when friends
The Phenolgical Journal commends
itself as a magazine to all who appre
ciate the good, true and improving in
literature. Its candor and liberality
and clearness in the discussion of all
topics, adapt it to" all classes of readers.
We welcom'e each number to our table.
See the December editiort. which con
tains: The Evangelical Alliance in
America, with portraits of the Dean of
Canterbury Rev. Dr.' Fist-h," of Paris,
Rev. Dr. Dorner, of Berlin, and Rev.
N. Sh'eshadri, of Bombay; The Face
Factor, No. 2; Sketches from Real
Life, No. 4; Tlie Church of the United
Brethren, with 12 portraits; a Chapter
on Lovers, very amusing; Mo'ney-Its
Function and Requirements, NoV2r J.
M. Bundy, of the N; Mail; "By the
Neck until IieaVl' Architecture;
Lecturers and Lectures; Genesis of
Geology, No. 2; Agricultural Hints,
etc.. Price 30" cents. $3 a year, with ex
S. LL Wells, 389 Broadway;
Soon there will be a mighty raid
upon the poultry houses, and hundred
of chickens will have their heads laid
low l,n the dust, while tilth feathers
will be pulled off, baked in a cool over:,'
and put away for the future use. Now
let mo tell you that exceedingly pretjtr
dusting brushes can bo .very rxVily
made of them, which v ill bo very use
ful for dusting furniture, wall corners;
cornices, etc., while they are always'
handy to use about a fireplace or stove.
Pick out the prettiest feathers, and
those ef nearly a size, and run a riecdlo
attached to a strong twine through tho
stem at tho end of tho feathered part;
then pound the quills flat with a ham
mer, so that they will lie close to tlie
handle, which can be ira'ta e'it cf an
old broomstick whittled down, and
then painted; orybu can use the hand
les of worn out handbrushes, or the
Cover one end of tho handle with'
thick, warm glue, and wind tho feath
ers, closely ?trixig together, around the
stick, commencing at the point of it.
Have a glue-pot close at hand, and as
you wind the feathers, wet them thor
oughly with glue, so that they will
stick tightly to the handle and to each
When the brush is as largo as oit
desire, cut off the twine, and rM
another piece tightly over the quills;
gluing it down. Then take a piece of
scarlet, green or blue enameled doth,'
and cut one edge in points round up
the sides, and sew together so as to
form a cap tlial will go over the handM,
of the brush and cover tho quills of
tho feathers. Make a hole with a
Cimlot through the handle; and pnt in
a string to hang uptl.e duster, and you
will be fully paid for the work in tho
convenience of the article, and its
tasteful appearance will also proTd an
Tf there are any old, worn-oitl win
dow brush-handles lying around in tho'
wood-shed or barn, you can turn them
into use. Cut out all the old bristles
which remain, so as to leave the hole3
empty; ami then fill up their placed
with bunches of feathers run on trvine,'
and made just largo enough to fit in;
cut off tiie quill ends, and cover the
lower part c'f the feathers with glue,
also dropping some into the holes, and
secure the bunches Plmly into them.
You can, vsb smaller feathers' for
this kind of brush than for tho feather
dusters, and when It is finished yoii
will never desire another brush made
The downy, pure white feathers cari
be, sewed upon a piece of cape lace,'
stiffened on tl& edges with wire, and
made into very elegant and tasteful
feathers for young ladies hat?: The
feathers taken from the crest of a
white turkey's back are particularly
pretty for this purpose. Country Gent:
TIIE VALUE OF GOLD AND SILVER.
- Many people have a great desife' fo
know the value of gold and silver in
bulk, and to this end we have secure'd
the following from Professor J. 1 JA:
Schirmer, superintendent of tlie branch
mint in this citj', rtnd it may be relied
upon as correct. The fineness of Colo
rado gold and the calculation! c'f values
on gold and silver are also glveH; II?
is a matter of considerable value, and
it should be cut out and preserved : .
One ton (2,000 pounds avoirdupoi
of gold or silver contains 29,103 troy
ouncesj Crid; therefore, the valte' 6'f a
tori of pure gold is .$G0?',7jl.2l and of a
ton of silver $37,704.8i.
A cubic foot of pure gold weighs1
1,218.7. pounds avoirdupois; a eubic
foot of pure silver weighs 6.j("2i
One million dollars gold coin weighs'
3,i85.8 poimds avcirpupois; .t.,000,000
silver coin weighs 5,939.9 pounds
If there is one per cent, of gold or
silver in one ton of ore, it contains
291.C3 ounces, troy, of ether of these'
The average fineness of the Colorado
gold is 781 in 1,000, and the natural al
loy: gold 781, silver 209, coppar 10;
The calculations at the r'int are"
made on the basis that 4 ounces of
standard gold, or 000 fine, (coin) is
worth 8800, and 11 ounces of silver
900 fine, (coin) is worth ?!2.80. Den
ver (Col.) New. .
"I AM HERE."
The Figaro, relates a story of Mar-
shal Pa'zaine, who, as well known, was'
once a simple private.' It appears that
he failed to pass the examination for
entry at St. Cyr, and it was after this
check that he enlisted. At a review at'
Nancy, some volunteers were prrrente'of
to the Marshal, who wre preparing to
enter St. Cyr": He asked thenf several
questions,, and made a grimace as he'
perceeived tlie general weakriej of the( ,
replies. Remarking, at,. last, that one
of the young soldiers was mnch dis-'
turbed.by his apparent fa.lnre,' Bazaine.
said, "Bah! don't , torment yourself,
about that. They would have nothing,
to tio' with me at St. Cyr, ami yet here
I am all the same."
A Military officer, one day while re
Viewing his' company, happened tote,
thrown from his hon-C, and as he lav
sprawling on the ground, said to r.
friend who ran to his assistance, Jl
thought I had improved in hoxsotaSif
-.hip, rut I ftnrrT Jtvt fflUA off"
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