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On Via St., One Block North of Main,
Cormr of Fifth Street.
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.)
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1877
On copy, 4e yr
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da copy, throe ButoVtu.
Extra ep! f the nrttAT.n for sale by J. Y.
Youngr, Posloffice ne denot. and O. F.'Jotui
son,oornr of Main and if 111 Sire els.
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ROOTS GARDEN IAND AL
Tor 1877. Practical, pointed, and thorough, and
contains ball as much matter as $l o books on
the subject, bent for loc, which will be allow
ed on the first order for seeds. J. B. Root.
41t Heed Grower, Kockford, 111.
NEW BOARDING HOUSE
Just opened by
OT SECOND ST.. NEXT DOOR TO K. II.
Opposite Old Machine Shop.
Good Board r the Day Week.
I cordially invite ray friend. from theeoun-
try to give uie a call, confident that I
40 ru cau please them.
Of rtATTSMOUTn. NEBRASKA,
, HiXSA fc CLARK.
it. . DOVET
A. W. MpUcoiuk...
2mm n oMtwi-JLis
Thia Bank Is low open for business at their
Dew ream, earner Main aad ftixtb. streets, and
is prepared to transact funeral
TJtaih-s, Bo do, Co.'d. Qsverameet aad Leeal
SOUGHT AND SOLD.
3poit Received end Interest Alloxo
d on Time Certificates.
JWftQable ta aar part of tie United States and
kssUUi Priadnal Towns aad Cities
ACEXTS FOX TUB
tsuAK Line and Allan Line
or KTKAH EK,
fsnti wtsBlas to brlaj out tieir freads from
rCSflSAtl TICKETS THOU V
Tkreags te Plattsmeata.
Fleming & Race,
Ami. rj-mr'KmpvUr tesierally.
Our Goods arc r.11 New,
aad we scl! them CHEAP.
TPlT US ONCE, AND SCSI
40t1) VTRBPTVa WATER, NEB.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
MtUa Street, opposite Saunders House.
SUnvlu? aid SSiauipooln?.
IgPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
CutUtaff Clilldrcu'jj and Zdle'
'JALL AND SEE BOONE, GENTS,
And Ret a boone in a
Keei8 one of the
IN TOWN. 40 yl
fROPttl ETOR or
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
i Main St.. under First Nat. Bank.)
rLlTTSMOITII, - - - XEM
Mr BU IH lTri.IEI WITH THE
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
BECR, ETC., ETC.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers iu
ETC.. VTC, ETC.
ilaitrcet. Comer of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - 3TE13.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
V O I! A' 1 It Y
HachiiLQ gimps t
Repairer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw ami Grist 31 ills,
tiAH AM) 8TE.IM FITTIXtit.
Wrought Iron Pipe. Force and Lift ripes.Steam
Gauges. Safety-Vaive tiovernors.and all
kinds of Brass Kngine Fittings.
reialreil ou short notiue.
Repaired on Phort Notice. Mil
Good fresh uiilk
DELIVERED DAILY !
vir rruDvs home ix pla.ttsxoutu
IF THEY WAXT IT, BY
J. F. DCAl'MCISTEIl.
SE5D IX VOl'R OROKRS AND I WII. I. IttT AXD
jorj and serve you regularly.
nr FASCV CAKIM, 11 styles with name
ZO locts post paid, J.B. Husted.Nassau, Kens.
Co.. N. Y. 4U4
tfrii &f AGENT'S profits per week. Will
jhrW-rllJ i.rove it or forfeit 500. New ar
ticles. Just patented. Samples sent free to all.
Address. W. H. Chidesteh. 218 Kulton 8t.,N.Y.
ppfin A MONTH to Active Men sellinn our
2DUU Letter Copying Ilook. No press or
water ued. Sample copy worth S3.M.FKKE.
hend stamp for circular. KXt,fclr4Mi
CO,J9 Madison and 132 Dearborn St.,
KriCitlBKRS FOR 1877. P.very-
AMERICAN MONTHLY, a richly liiustratea,
ably edited family Mazazine at ouly f 3 a year.
Specimens 2fK ts. Ort-nt term to cluh
Johm K. Pott Bit & Co.. Pubs.. Philadelphia.
WITH A COLD IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS.
W ELLs' CARB0 LIC TABLETS,
a sure remedy for COUGHS, and all diseases
of the THROAT. LUA US, CH iiST A.ND 3f U
COUH M EMHRAXE.
PUT L P ONLY IN BMT.BOXES.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
C. N. CKITTKNTON. T SixthAvenue. N. Y.
TSOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE l
It s-iis taster ilian any oilier Oook. One HKent
sold 34 copies iu one day. This is the only au
thentic and complete history published, send
for our extra terms to aents. Address Nation
al Publishing Co.. Philadelphia. Pa., Chicago,
111., or St. Louis, Mo.
5000 AGENTS xB&t'S
Writ by bis father. A nowwlee account of
this most mysterious abduction and exciting
search. With fae-simile ksiters and illustra
tions. Outsells ail other books, one agent
took 3 orders In one day. Term liberal. Also
Agents wanted on our magnificent Family Bi
bles. With valuable illustrated Aids, and Su
perb Bindings. ,,
Jo h .v K. Fotteb A Co., Publishers, Phil
stimulates the secretive organs, thus purifying
the blood and strikln? at the root of the dis
ease. It Is the niedifinal extract of the plant
of that name fouud In Iira7.il. aud is one of the
most wonderful tonics and invigorators known.
It wii! make tue Liver active, assist Digestion
purify the Wood, restore Vigor to the debilita
ted, and it a certain remedy for all diseases of a
Scrofulas nature. TRY IT. For sale b Drug
gists. Wholesale by C. N. CrittentoXj
7 Sixth Avenue. New orlt.
OUT SCLLING IMMENSELY THE
DK.HC1UBED AND ILLUSTRATED.
Theonlv romjileU, richly iUwttrnted., low price
work. 7SO pages onls-2.50. Treats of the
entire history, grand buildings, wonderful exhi
bits, curiosities, great days, etc. The het
chance of 100 r to coin money fast, as ev
erybody wants this work. 1 ,MH agents ap
pointed flrwt four weeks. 5 MK wanted.
For full particulars address quickly,
lii KKAitD Bitot., Pubs., No. se LaSalle St.,
nAITiPinW Be not deceived by premature
U AU i ill K books, assuming to be "official" &c-
Plaitsmouth Grain Co.
GCEUDER & LAZENBY,
Dealers In Grain of alt kinds, CATTLE and
JIGGH , Also
JI.iTtn AXJ) SOFT COAL ALWAYS OX
Come Here Roast Beet
Walk In Mutton Chops.
GAAF rrvf. rOWL,SA USA OF.. AN O ALL
OTIIElt MEATS IX SEAijOX AT
YOUNG'S Butcher Shop,
LOWER MAIN ST.,
Cbristadoro's Hair Dye is the SAFEST and
BEST; it acts instantaneously, producing the
most natural shades of Black or Brown ; does
NOl STAIN the SKIN", and is easily applied.
It Is a standard preparation, and a favorite up
on every well appointed Toilet for Lady or Gen
tleman. Sold by Druggists.
P.O.Box. 1533. 3!)Ui Xw York.
HO FOR THE
AU CIUAJB BTOIMi
r-McGUIPuE'S old stand still kept open by
CIGARS, TOBACCOS, &C WHOLE
SALE & RETAIL.
Good Goods, Buy Largely
Aud invite trade to call and examine, ltf
Better yon call on dot
HE'S THE MAN,
KEEPS AN EATING HOUSE.
ON LOWER MAIN STREET,
PLATTSMOUTH, .... NEE.
Meals at all Hours.
40-yl li. HEMPEL, Prop.
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
One Door East of the Post-Ofliee, Kattamoiith,
Practical Workers in
SHEET IRON, ZINC. TIN. BRA-
Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING Oil COOKING,
Always on Hand.
Every variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
work. Kept in clock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
tSTETERTTlJIXO WARRANTED ! .'3
PBICES LOW UOWX.
ku SAGE BROS.
Senators P. W. Hitchcock, Omaha ; A. S.
Paddock, Beatrice. , . , .
KKi'RMSitsTATirE Frank Welch, Norfolk.
DovtRsOR-Silas Garber. Lincoln.
Likjjt. Gov. . A. Abbott.
Korktakt Bruno Tzschuck, Lincoln.
Treasurer J. a. McBnde, Lincoln.
Auditor J. B. Weston, Lincoln.
ATTokifiT Quiral O. H. Koberti, Lin
coln. Surr. Public iKSTROCTidjr S. B. Thomp
Senator, tk District Sam. M. Caapman,
KKPHEsiyriTtvE. 2Tth District Joseph
Beardsley. Weeping Water ; Joseph Gilmore,
Plattsinouth ; T. N. Bobbitt. Sunlight.
Float Reprkskntativk, 60tU District
Sam. Barker, Eight Mile Grove.
Scprkmb Jddoes Geo. B. Lake, Omaha ;
Daniel Gautt, Brownvllle ; Samuel Maxwell,
Fremont. . ,
2d Iumcial District S. B. Pound, Lincoln,
Judge : Geo. S. Smith. Plattsinouth, Attorney.
Clkrk C P. Moore, Plattsmonth.
Treasurer.?. C. Cuwmins, plattsmoatn.
Sheriff M. B. Cutler. PlatLsmouth.
County Jidoe-W. H. Newell, Plattsmouth
dOUSTV Sup't G.B.Crippen.Weepinn Water
Cjmmissiox f.rs W. B. Arnold, Greenwood ;
B. S. Raufcey, Louisville ; Henry Wolf, Three
Groves. . . .
COR02JKB B. F. Reed. Rook Blnfls.
Mator R. R- Llvincston.
Treasurer Wm. Winters tern.
Clerk W. F. Bennett.
CoraciLMSV, 1st Ward J. Pepperberg, W.
Coun'ciLirKJi, 2d Ward P. L. "Wise, J. V.
CouNiLM:r, Id Ward Wra. L. Wells. R.
CoeniciLMKX, 4tn Ward r.B. Guthman, J.
1$. B. WIXUHAM,
ATTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Real
estate bought and sold. Taxes paid ; and spe
cial attention given to collections. Office over
Dr. Chapman's Drug Store, Plattsinouth. 37yl
HAM n CHAPMAJf.
attorvky at LAW and Solicitor In Chan
cery. Offieein Fitzgerald's Block, Plattsinouth,
n ilKKLr.R & IlEIsiXETT,
REAL ESTATE and Tax Paying Agent. No
taries Public, Fire and Life insurance Agents,
U It t,IVIN'STOX,
pnTSICIAN & SUKOKON. tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Office on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
UEO. t. H3IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention given to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
Office on 2d floor, over Post Offlce, Plattsmouth,
CIIAM. H. THOMPSON, 31. 1.
nrnfrnpiTKin PHVsirtAV Thirty ve a rs
practice has made the Dr. familiar M itli nearly
all diseases, and their cure, onice : Cor. Mli a
Main sts., over Joiiuson s Lnig iore. aii
joh.v w R iisr s
ruSTICE OF THE PTACE. ano collector of
debts, collections made fixtui one dollar to one
thmiH.-iiul do'i-rs. Mortiraees. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before a Justice oi tne l eace.
I.est of rsferotife given it requiren.
Office on Main street, west ot i-oun uoi:c.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
Uit. J. 2f. WATERKAS,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
LrmUviUe, Com Co., Ntl.
tS Always at the oftice on Saturdays. )yl
CL4PP &. GUEESLITE,
ELK WOC D, - - NEBRASKA,
Dry Goods & Grocersics,
and all articles generally kept In a country
store. Farmers, call and examine before EiS
away from home to buy. tf.
C. HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Meal, & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
Has 1ust onened a New Stock of Furniture, of
all kinds and is prepared to f urnish anything in
his line, ut I'lattsmoutn prices, win not ue
undersold. Call and see my stock before pur
opposite iiubDaru House, weeping water,
J.S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Free Conveyanee to and from the Depot at
wraj i'lattsmoutn, neu.
Largest and Cncl Ucicl bc
tweeu Chicago and San
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
I keep constantly on hand
Best's Milwaukee Rccr.
w hich can be had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
WINES, LIQUORS, AXD CIGARS.
23m3 Ed. JlOMtnbatim.
C. L. MUETZE,
CUSTOM BOOT - SHOE MAKER!
I make fine sewed
French Calf Hoots.
Fine FrentTi Calf Pegged Boots $3.00.
Repairing done neatly, and with dupatch.
LENIIOFF t- BONNS,
Morning Dew Saloon !
Ore door east of the Saunders House. We
keup the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
J3m9 Constantly on Hand.
A threat Reduction in Trices or
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prlees reduced from SO to .in per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1ST". Address.
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
. 91 Smithfleld St., Pittsbursh, Pa. lsylj
AonnCan't be made by every agent every
UUU,,,ontn 'n "ie business we furnish, but
lDuUUtlloHe i"i"o to work cau easily earn a
jfozen dollars a day right in theit own localities.
Have no room to explain here. Business pleas
ant and honorable. Women, boys and girls do
as well as men. We will fumlfh you a complete
outfit free. The business pays better than any
thing else. We will bear expense of starting
you. Particulars free. Write and see. Fann
ers and mechanics, their turns and daughters,
and all classes in need of paying work at home,
should write to us and learn all about the work
at once. Now is the time. lon't delav. Ad
dress Tuue tc Co., Augusta, Maine.
BAKNEY O'FLANIGAN'S WHISKEY.
A FLATTSMOUTH LF.OKXD.
Barney O'Flanigan kept a saloon
It was known by the name of the "Pipe and
He was famed for his whisky the best it is said
In the town and the nightcap.ere going to bed.
Round his fire every night the choice wits of
Would gather and talk of Tllden and Hayes,
And declare, as they pulled their full-flavored
The strangest of rascals was big Billy Tweed :
For with pouch stuffed with greenbacks he
came back again
From a mighty short visit to garlicky Spam,
Which sent lum to Fifth, as a sop in the pan.
For having restored once a similar man.
Now, Bartiey O'Flan, though he followed his
trade, ' ,
All the laws of the country most truly obeyed.
And scorned to sell liquor on Sunday, or when
The law said 'twas illegal, by word or by pen.
Vox, a vcrv strict deacon. a teetotal man
Whose sympathies ail to the cold water raa.
His favorite beverage a' suppers and dinners.
Nor cared how it t:uted of all the dead sinners.
Who. drowned iu the Deluge, had been an ob
jection To those who liked whisky, aad caused its re
jection. Now, old Deacon Jones was remarkably siy.
And thought he'd trip Flanigan up by-aml-by.
So one Sunday he went to the Pipe and Spittoon
And made up his face to a very sad tune.
"Mr. Barney O'Flanigan, pity my pain.
My cholic's so bad it quite bothers my brain.
Pray sell nie with speed a pint of your best
To keep the life in my agonized breast,
I know it is wrong to ask you to sell it.
But you know very well that I never will tell it.
Still. I am too ill to crawl auy further.
So a piut of your best itjis better thau murder."
Barney looked sore perplexed ; then said with
a sigh :
"Sure it would never do to let Deacon Jones die.
For he's quite a Jewel. But, deacon, dear.
Remember th law that was passed but last
year ; ,
And every one knows I'm a great law abider.
And wouldn't sell on Sunday e'en birch-beer or
Still, I am a Christian, and won't see you die.
For a pint of the best though 'twill come rath
But considering I'm breaking the Sabbath, you
Think two dollars too high?" Said the deacon,
So down to the cellar Barney speedily went.
While sly deacon Jones wiuked his eyes with
In a few minutes Barney came up with a bottle.
Which held just a pint, and well corked at the
"Now, deacon, your stamps." Jones gave them
Who gave him the bottle, and added this blar
"TIs the very best liquor that ever I had,
Aud I hope it will cure you, although you're so
bad." , , ,
The very next day poor Barney was hauled
Right up 'fore the judge, but he stood unjippah-
The deacon appeared and lodged his complaint
And every one thought the deacon a saint ;
He swore hard and fst, without any jest.
He called at the tavern and asked or tut bet
He had in his store : that at first, he confessed,
Barney haggled, and said -he might get into
Through breaking the law, but if I paid deuble
He'd break the sweet Sabbath, although it was
risky, . .
To sell 'gainst the law either gin, beer or whis
ky." Well' cried Justice Davis, "what say you, my
I must fine you ten dollars, since the law you
"Whsr say I !" quoth Barney ; "the deacon is
Or In telling big lies be shows very great spunk.
I swear bv the sints I ne'er sold liiiu whisky.
Although he's been drinking some, Since he's
Upstarted the deacon, and brandished on high
lite bottle, and said, "do you dare to rieay
You sold Die this bottle and the whL-ky that's
"Just listen," s tid Barney, "good ju le for a
I sold !n::i that bottle, but divil a drop
Of whiskev he ever bought out of iii shop.
He asKt-d fr ih: best, and there eiicnol be bet
ter Old st uit than I sold him, for Ciotou's not wet
ter. Have you tasted it, deacon?" They scarcely
could hold him.
For Jones was so wratn at the very suspicion
They feared that friend Baruey would need a
"I taete liquid damnation? I'd sooner first uie !
Twould be easier to teach a dead doukey to
"Then hand np the bottle to his Honor and he
Will be a fair umpire between you and uie.
For what I am sayirtg." said iJaruey "'snot
Nono alive know what's whisky as well as the
So Jones handed the bottle ; the judge look
out the cork.
Then smellcd it, then tasted ; noiuan ;in New
E'erlooked so astonished. The people all gazed
In mildext surmise, when, to be more amazed.
The judge said, "My fiieuds, this is truth noth
ing shorter ;
This liquor is not whisky, 'tis nothing but wa
ter. Taste it, deacon, yourself." Then Barney be
"Yon see I've friendship for this godly man.
And when he came to me, and asked for the
Of the drink In my house, it must be confef sed
That I wept like a child at the bare suposition
That good Deacou Joues was goiug to terdi
tion. And so resolved toave him from nin :
And though be cried hard for whisky or gin,
I gave in in a liquor that all good meu dote on,
Though not men like old Jones, who is death
upon C rot on."
"I want my two dollars !'' said Jones in a pas
sion. "Is a man to be swindled in this villanlous
I paid for good whisky !" Barney said out, quite
"And you got, my good deacon, much better
You got excellent water. It's the best, there
is no question ;
Tis good for all ieopIe, it's good for digestion ;
And if every one would drink good a'ua furain,
Tbev'd uever want any physician to curj 'em."
So all took of the bottle, and said it was better
Than whiskv or gin. and very much wetter.
And poor deacon Jones lost his character quite,
Aud judged to do wrong when he nicaut lo do
For half the town aid to their way of thinking.
The whisky he w ished lor his own pious drink
ing.. But fiuaing It water he vented his spleen
On Barney, the landlord, who'd taken him In.
But whatever the facts, the deacon was done.
And his neighbors around rejoiced in the f tin.
THE FORTUNE CARL FODND IK THE ASHES.
ITow artful the wind wa3 that cold
March morningjliidingaway eveiy now
and then pretending to be quite gone,
only to rush out with a fearful howl
at such unexpected momenta that Carl
was nearly blown off his feet each time.
But he struggled bravely forward, bend
inS bis head to the blast, and holding
his briuiless hat on with one hand,
while he carried his battered tin pail
in the other. There was not a gleam
of lire in the wretched room he had
just left, and Tony and Len;, his little
sisters, wrapped in the old piece of car
pet that served them for a blanket,
were almost crying with hunger and
cold. They would have cried outright
if Carl had not kissed them, and said,
' Never mind young uns wait till I
can give you each a genuine lace liauk-
ercher to cry on then you may cry as
much as you please."
Father and mother had died within
a week of each other, when February's
snows were upon the ground, leaving
these poor three children without mon
ey and without friends a bad way for
even grown ups to be left. So Carl,
poor boy, found himself, at tt-n years
of age, the head of a family. Of course
he became a newsboy. Almost all
heads of families ten years old and un
der. become newsboys.
Twenty-fiv cents given him "by an
old woman who sold apples and pea
nuts, and who by the way, was not
much better off than he was himself,
started him in business. But the bust
ness, I am sorry to say, scarcely paid
the rent, leaving him nothing for cloth
ing, food and fire, three very necessary
things, be a home ever so humble.
So every morning, almost as soon as
the day dawned and I can tell you
days dawn very quickly in a room
where the window hasn't a scrap of
shade or curtain before he went down
town for his stock of morning papers,
Carl started out to bring home the fam
ily fuel. This consisted of whatever
sticks and bits of wood he could find
lying about the streets, and whatever
cinders and pieces of coal he could pick
from tbe ash-barrels and boxes.
But alas! very, very often the supply
fell far short of the demand, for the
winter had been a very severe one, and
everybody had such a number of calls
from all sorts or needy people.tuat they
could give but little to each one.
This particnlar March morning Carl
went alone, wondering as he went when
"the-fortune" was going to "turn up."
For these poor children, shut out from
the dolls, fairy books, and all thing3
that make childhood merry and bright,
osed to while away many an hour talk
ing of "a fortune" which tho brother
had prophesied would one day be found
in the ashes.
"Cricky! how that old wind does hol
ler," said Carl to himself, as 'he toiled
along, "an' it cuts right through me, my
jacket's so thin and torn I'd mend it
myself if I onlv knew how, and some-
body'd lend me a needle and thread.
"Don't I wish I'd find the fortune
"1 dreampt of it last night dreampt
it was a bar of gold, long as my arm,
and precious thick, too."
"Guess 1 11 go to that big bar ! afore
them orfrl high flat houses that's al
ius full of cinders."
"It's lucky for us the big bugs don't
sift their ashes! We wouldn't have no
fire if they did that's what's the mat-
So he made his way to the "big bar'l,"
hoping no one had been thftre before
him, and, leaning over, without look
ing, put his cold red hand into the ash
es, but he drew it out again in a hurry,
for, cold as it was, it had touched some
Hello!" cried Carl, "what's that? It
don't feel 'sactly like the bar of gold,"
and, dropping on his knees, he peeped
in. A dirty, little, shaggy, once white
dog, raised a pair of soft, dark, wistful
eves to his face.
"Why! I'm blessed," said Carl in
great surprise, "if it ain't a dog. Poor
lttle beggar! that was his nose 1 telt,
an' Wrtsn't it cold ?"
"I s'pose he's got in among the ashes
to keep warm; wot pooty eyes he's got,
just like that woman's wot give me a
ten cent stamp for the Tribune the oth
er day, and wouldn't take no change.
Poor old feller! Are you lostj'
The dog had risen .to it's feet, and
still looking pleadingly at Carl, com
menced wagging his tail in a lrienaiy
"Oh! you want me to take you home,
continued Carl. "I can t cause I duu-
no where you live, and my fainuy eats
all they can get theirselves they're
twful piirs, they arc," and he laughed
softlv, "an couldn't board a dog no
lu.w." But the dog kept on wagging Install
and as soon as Carl ceased speaking,
as though grateful for even a few kind
words, it 1 irked the cold hand that rest
ed on the side of the barrel.
That do-i-kiss won the poor boy s
heart completely. "You shall go with
me," he cried impulsively. "Jest come
out of that b:irrel till I fill this pail
with cinders, and then wc 11 be off. He
kin have the bones we can't crack with
our teeth ennvhow," he said to himself
not a very cheerful prospect, it must
be confessed, for the boarder.
The dosr. as though he -understood
every word, jumped from the box, and
seated himself on the icy pavement to
wait for his new landlord and master.
In a few moments the pail was full,
and the boy turned toward his home,
runr.'ng ss f; st as he could, with the
dog trotting along by his side.
"See wot I foun in the ashes, ne
cried bounding into the room. "Here
Is the fortune alive and kicken'. Wot
dojyou think of it?"
"Oh, wot a funny fortune! said To
ny, and "Oh. wot a funny fortune! re
"It s kinder queer, isut no matter
if we can't do nolhin with him, weean
love him. Poor feller!"
"Poor 'ittle feller!" repeated Lena.
"He nicer than dollie. 'ithout a hed, en
nvhow. We can lub him.
"An now Carl," said the housekeep
er, "you make the fire an I'll run to
market, for it's raostjtimo you went af
ter your papers.
And away she sped, to return in a
few minutes with five or six cold pota
toes, a few crusts of bread, and one
bone, with very little meat and that
gristlt? clinging to it.
And this bor.e-think it you can ot
a greater act of self denial and chariiy
the children decided with one accord
should be given to "Cindere," as they
hap named the dog on the spot.
That niirht. after Carl had sold his
papers, and had come home tired and
hopeful, for he had made thirty cents
clear profit to save towards the rent,
they all huddled together with doggie
m the midst of them, around the iron
furnace that held their tiny fire.
Presently the Head of the Family
began whistling a merry tune, which
was a great favorite with the newsboys.
Imagine the astonishment of the
children when Cinders pricked
up his ears, roso on his hind legs.
and after gravely walking across the
room once, began to wald round ai d
round keeping perfect time with the
"Hurrah! Hurrah!" shouted Carl, his
eyes sparkling. ".Look at that! Tony,
'tis the fortune after all! an' I did find
it in the ash box!"
"Whv, wot do vou mesa Bub?" cried
Tony, almost as excited as her brother.
Wot do you mean, and ware's the for
"Why, there right afore your eyes. I
mean Cii dsr3 is one of them orful dogs
wot docs tricks. He's been lost by that
there circus wot went away night afore
last, a Y he's been lost a purpose to
make my dream come true! I'll take
him out the fust fine day, an' we'll
bring home lot3 of stamps. You see if
"I'll sell the paper," said little Ton-,
by this time quite as much excited as
herrother; I kin do it, Carl. Ere's
the mornin Herald, Sun, Times an'
Tribune!" imitating the shrill cry of
the newsboy, and looking it very well,
too, "an' the feliers will be good to me,
'cos I am your sister, an' they like
"You're a brick, Tony!" said Carl,
"an' for such a small brick, the brihiest
brick I ever knowed; but I kin sell 'em
myself in the mernin' an' you can take
'em in the afternoon, for that's the
time Cinders and me must perform.
'Monseer Carlosky and his wery talent
ed dog Cinders, son of the well-known
French performing poodle Cinderella.'
How's that, Tony ? O, I've read all
about 'em on the circus b;ll3, an that's
the way they do it. Yes, you'll have
to take the papers in the afternoon,
'cos then's when the swell girls and
boys is home from school cept Satur
days, then we 11 be out most ail day.
"Dance more Cinders, dance more"
broke in little Lena; but Cinders stood
looking at his master, evidently wait
ing for the music.
So Carl commenced whistling and
Cinders once more marched gravely
across the room and commenced waltz
ing again in the most comical manner.
He had evidently been trained to per
form his tricks just twice; for when
the music ceased this time he proceed
ed to stand on his head and then sit
ting up on his hind legs, he nodded po
litely to the audience, and held out one
of his paws, as much as to say, "Now
pay if you please."
The poor children forgot hunger and
cold in their delight, and that misera
ble room resounded to more innocent
merry laughter that night than it had
for many long years, perhaps ever be
fore. Cinders got another bwne for his
supper the others had nothing and
then they all went to bed, if lying on
the bare floor, with nothing but a pil
low, can be called going to bed, and
dreamed of "the fortune" found at last
in the ashes.
The next afternoon, which fortunate
ly was a fine one, for March having
"come in like a lion was preparing to
go out like a lamb," Carl came racing
up stairs, two steps at a time, and. tos
sing a bundle of evening papers to
Tony, he whistlexl to Cindera. and away
they went. Poor Carl looked shabby
enough, with his toes sticking out of a
pair of old shees a part of the treas
ures "scooped" from the ash heap and
not mates at that, one being as much
too large as the other was too small,
his tattered jacket and his brimless hat.
But Cinders followed hini as faithfully
as though he had been clad in a costly
suit-of the very latest style.
Turning into a handsome quiet street
Carl stopped at last before a house
where three or four rosy cheeked chil
dren were flattening their noses against
the panes of the parlor windows, try
ing to see a doll which another rosy
cheeked child was holding up at a win
dow just opposite.
"Xuw Cinders, ole feller!" said Carl,
while his heart beat fast. 'We your best,
Bones!" and he began to whistle.
At She first note Cinders stood up on
his hind legs, at the second ho took his
first step forward. At the beginuicg
of tha fourth bar the waltz began ; and
by this time th? roy cheeked children
had lost a'l interest in the doll over
the way. and were all shouting. ' Mam
ma!" and cook and chambermaid had
made their appearance at the area gate
Th? march and waltz haying been
gone through with twice. Cinders stood
on his head "shure," said the cock, "I
couldn't do it better myself" tumbled
quickly to his feet again, nodded affa
bly once to the right, onco to theltft,
and once to the front of him, and held
out his right paw.
"He is the cleverest baste ever I seen,"
said the chambermaid, "so he is!" and
she threw a five cent piece into Carl's
old hat; and at the same moment the
window was opened, aad out flew a
perfect shower of pennies, while the
little girl across the way kept shouting,
"Come here, ragged little boy! Come
here funny doggie! Oh, why don't you
And making his best bow to his first
audience, Carl went ove to the doll's
house and was received by the whole
family including grandpa and grandma
with great delight and laughter, and
was rewarded at the end of his enter
tainment with much applause, three
oranges and a new tea cent stamp.
That afternoon Cinders earned one
dollar and three cents for his little mas
ter; and 1 can't describe to you the
joy that reigned in that small bare
room when Carl in honor of his debut
as "Monseer Carlosky" brought in and
spread on a newspaper on the floor, a
wonderful feast! Real loaf of bread,
and a hunk of some extraordinary
candy from an o!d woman who kept a
stand at the corner, and who started
Carl as a newsboy. She also received
her twenty-live cents again, with five
cents added by way of interest.
"My! didn't they look when they see
me a orderin' things, and payin' for
'em on the spot!" said "Mongeer," with
honest pride, as he carved the loaf with
an old jacknife.
As for Cinders no meatless bone, but
half a pound of delicious liver, did
that remarkable dog receive, and more
kisses on his co!d, black nose than he
knew what to do with.
After that the. weather grew finer
and finer, and the days longer. Carl
and his dog wandered farther and far
ther and earned more and more money
every day, until the little sisters re
joiced in new shoes, hats and dresses,
and the housekeeper had a splendid
basket not very large of course with
a handle that any basket could be
proud of, and actually did go to mar
ket, fair and square, and no make be
lieve about it.
And Carl presented himself with a
brsnd new suit of clothes, from the
second-hand storo next door, including
shoes that were made for each other,
and a hat with a I. rim.
By and l y the cheerless, room was
exchanged for a pleasanter one; atid
the story ef the fair-haired head of the
family, and the fortune he found in
the H5lios took wings and returned to
him laden with blessings.
And live years from that bleak
March morning, when Cinder looked
up so pleadingly in the boy's face, Carl
found himself a clerk in the counting
room of a generous, kind-hearted mer
"A boy who has worked so hard and
so patiently to take care of his litt'.e
sisters," this gentleman said to his wife,
"and who was ready to share his scanty
meals with a vagrant dog, must be a
good boy, and good boys make good
And Tony and Lena, both grown to
be bright, healthy, merry girls, befrien
ded by many good women, were going
to school, taking care of the house.
earning a little in odd moments by
helping the seamstress who lived on
the floor below, and still looking up
with lovo and respect to the Head of
the Famuv. Cinders, beloved and pet
ted by all, performed in public no more.
but spent most of his time lying l y the
fire in w inter, and on ilie door step in
summer, waiting and listening for tho
step cf las master.
So vou see Carl was right.
He did Gnd his fortune among the
But would it have proved a fortune
had he been a cruel, felrish, hardheart
Ah! that's the question.
AH cominnnicatlonsforthls department must
ritt rtlllnlx- u.-r1tt.n u(ld . . t ..-. -x., ......
contain no personal or Improper allusions ana
be sei'onipanied with tho writer's rkal name
though It need not necessarily be stieri to the
article written. Correspondent cau do aa they
liL'P fthfltlt th-if Tint mtiut liif.irtTi tid tuivolfilw
of their real names.
Union, Xeb. Jan. lUth, 1877.
Dear Herald: I have been in
tending, for some time, to write some
thing for your "letter-box," but like a
good many of the young folks, have
put it off.
I think this part of the paper could
be made very interesting if the boys
and girls of Cass Co. would only do
As there had been nothing written
about our Festival here, I will tell
something- about that. It was in the
M. E. church New Year's night; we
had a good supper and a pleasant time
The proceeds amounted to $50, whith
was for our minister, the Her. Hull. .
We are havinsr quite lively times
now. Last Monday night we fiad an
Arithmetic school, and Wednesday
night a Spelling schol. Thursday
night, at Factory ville the Lyceum met ;
the subject debated was, Iiesolved that
Washington deserves more praise for
defending America thau Columbus
ioes for discovering it. I did not hear
which side won the victory.
Union, Neb. Jan. 11th, 1877.
Friend Herald : Your "Letter
box" free to all ha3 reached my observ
ation, hence I write a few lines from
School District No. 13. Our school is
prospering finely. We have an exper
ienced teacher, and one that gains the
good will of all his pupils. Have
Arithmetic schools every Monday eve
ning, and Spelling on Wednesday eve
nings. There is no Lyceum or Liteiary So
ciety formed here yet. I think perhaps
with a little energy there could be a
very interesting society established.
They have them at other places, and
why can't we ? There is" as much brain
here as anywhere else.
I think Felix Pepperbox made as
grand a mistake in describing the
Christmas Tree at Three Groves as the
former parties. Said the S. M. Doxol
ogy immediately followed the opening
prayer, which of course everybody
knows a'int possible. Those "bootjacks"
were ef most notoriety, but I doubt
about their being given to the hand
somest and most distinguished men of
the neighborhood. Perhaps, though,
Mr. Pepperbox and I don't judge beau
ty alike. Hoping the next Tree they
have at Three Groves won't cause so
much unnecessary writing, I remain
Mr. Editor: Our new constitution
adopted one year ago, gives U3 the pow
er to adopt a township organization.
I hope the legislature will pass tho re
quisite laws this winter to enable us
to try the township plan, as it can't be
much worse than our present one. I
thinkif rightly understood mostof the
people will favor the change. The
best plan of local government I have
been able to find, is the one in use in
Wisconsin. Each township is inde
pendent of tho rest in the manage
ment of its domestic affairs. A tewn
board is elected, the chairman of which
is the member of the county board;
the other members of the town board
are a clerk and treasurer. The duties
of the Co. board of Commissioners, are
about the same as our Commissioner,
except that they have the power to fix
the salaries of the County officers.
One of the greatest advantages claim
ed for the township system is the fact
that every part of the County is repre
sented; whereas in our system only a
small part is represented, the commis
sioner generally knowing but little of
the people outside xsf their own pre
cinct, and perhaps caring less. Then
there is not so much encouragement
for getting County cliques or rings as
in our plan ; wire-pulling is a compara
tive easy operation, where only a few
are engaged in the business, but get
twenty or thirty members and they
are harder to manage or some of them
will undoubtedly be honest men, and
if the ring try to bulidoza them, they
will squeal, and spoil the whole busi
ness. If each town had a treasurer
it would not Le necessary for us in the
western part of the county to go sixty
or seventy miles to pay our taxes, and
would be a great deal more convenient
than it is now. Bell.
A bachelor recently ma le rt will,
leaving his entire furniture to 1 di
vided among the girls who refused him.
"Fo.- to them" ho add d feelingly, I owe
all my earthly happiuta-s"
"Every tree is subject to disease."
s lid a speaker in"a fruit-grower's c n
vention, "What ailment can you find
on an oak?', asked the chairnrin. "A
corn," was the triumphant re,ly.
Some ingenious observer has discov
ered that there is a remarkable resem
blance between a baby and wheat since
it is cradled, then thr.tshed, an 1 finally
becomes the flower of the fainilv.
"Why Jennie, you look good enough
to oat," said a loving husband to his
wife one morning at breakf.tst. "Well
I'm eating as fast as I can, ain't L
The herring is a near relation to the
shad in fact 'an 'erring brother.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD:
Do Clothes Make the Woman.
In order that our "conversations" may
prove instructive, we ask our girls to
be frank in questioning; and in the
hope of provoking another we mako
thia "first paper" a reply to one of tlm
many questions recently submitted by
an earnest girl friend: -, ......
"Can yon prove to me that there is anythir.g
so potent In society ati good clothes?"
"Clothes is considerable," as "Wealthy
Hoogs" so frequently exclaimed; but,
girls, put on your thinking caps a mo-,
inent. In the language of that "Sopho
more," who did not call to take you out ,
sleigh-riding yesterday, "let us take a!
backward glance adown the ages." .
Think of the great procession of bean-,
tifully adorned women; think of the
time and treasure expended, of tho ac
tual pain endured the stabbing of.
hair-pins, tho agonies of tight shoes,'
the torments of tight-lacing and then
reflect that not a single name has come
down to us of any woman who reign-1
ed as a fashionable queen alone, unless,'
she gained her notoriety through crime, "
and discover ere it be too late that an
immense of time expended upon the,
exterior decoration of the head docs
not pay unless the Interior adornment
is "made to match." - .
Doubtless many of you would in-,
stintly confront me with that wonder
ful queen of beauty, Cleopatra. Think .
you that "star-eyed Egyptian" fasci
nated the conquerors of the world by
her beauty of apparel? Then turn to'
your classical dictionaries and read : - .
Tier beauty was not so remarkable as her
manueis were irreistable, the liiiiiresslon rnada
by her beauty being coivlrined by the fascinat
ing brilliaucy of her conversation. That aha
w;.s accomplished in no ordinary decree, is es
tablished by the fact of her ln-inir a skilled mu
sician, and mistress of nearly all the I.uiiihkcs
which were cultivated in her aire, heinif able t
Khe audieucn herself without the aid of an in--.
terpreter to tne ambassador or ;ieece, JCoiue,
Ethiopia, Arabia. Syria, and I'ersia."
Continue your research coming
down to the French revolution die-
cover the beautiful Paulino Bonaparte,"
blazing in dress of emerald velvet -broidered
with flashing gems, although
crowned "Queen of Beauty," yet eclips
ed and rivalled by the almost homely .
De Stael, who reigned by power of in
tellect alone. Or. in your "day and
generation," should the most beautiful
and tho most elegantly dressed girl of
ycur set lisp a "haven't saw," or "hain't .
seen," you wouid uncrown her in ar.io-
mer.t. Setting aside the nobler, higher
considerations of duty to God and fel
low men, viewing this subject from a ,
strictly worldly point of view, basing '
your conclusions on the best historic
data, you will find there is no royal
road to social conquest, divorced from -culture
T'lovpH many "have supped at il.e table of kinjrs .
Tuey have starved in the sight of luxurious
Heard tli music, and yet liiNsod the tunf.
Who hatii wasted one pait of life's gtaud pose l-
That man will bear with hiin.be sure, lo the end
A blighted experience, a rancour within ;
You may call it a virtue ; 1 call it a sin.
To Test Kerosene Oil. Take a
shallow basin that will hold half a pint
and into it pour the oil to be tested
deep enough to cover the bulb of a
thermometer; set the whole into a pau
of water, with the thermometer fast-'
cned so as to indicate the temperature
of the oil ; place the pan in the stove.
When the theimometer indicates 110
degrees move a lighted match over the .
oil. If the oil is unsafe a gas will be
generated that will inflame at that de
gree. The temperature of the oil may
be raised to the degree when the gas is
generated, ard that will be tho degreo
of fire test. Oil should stand a test of
at least 110 degrees, and it is far better
if it v, ill stand a test of from 125 to
140 degrees. Inter Ocean.
Manners at Table. As do the old
so will the children do. If, when a
child asks for a biscuit, it is picked up .
by the parent and handed around one .
at a time, or thrown to tho child, thero
is no chance to reprove the child when ,
it does the same to tho parent. When
a parent eats with a knife and forgets
to use the fork, the child is warranted
in doing the same. A chatty, cheerful ,
table is always to be desired, free from
formal siilfness; but freedom is not
rudeness, ease isnotboorishness; gotnl
breeding will show its presence quick
er at table than in the parlor or salon. '
Let parents be careful to set the. cor
rect example, and the children will uot
be slow to do likewise.
Ccrrant Loaf Bread. -Make a
batter of a quart of flour and one pint '
of warm sweet milk, two teaspoonf uls
salt, and half a cake of compressed .
yeast dissolved in a little water; cover
and set in a warm place until very,
light. Rub to a cream one cupf ulgran- ".
ulated sugar and butter the size of an
egg; add this to the sponge and ono
teaspoonful powdered cinnamon and'
the half a small nutmeg grated. Have
one-half pound of currants; rub'
through them a little flour and put in"
the dough; mold up very soft ani
put in the pan or dish you intend bak
ing it ir cover warm and let it get
Ovkttu "Frittkrs. A tvhiL and a
half of sweet milk, one pound and a.
quarter of Hour and four eggs. The
yolks of the eggs must be batcn very ,
thick, to which add the mi k and flour;
stir the whole well together, then beat.
the whites to a stilt froth and stir them
gradually into the batter. Take a
spoonful of the mixture, drop an oys
ter into it, anu iry it in not laru. J.ct
them be light brown on both sides.
Graham Bread. One quart fine"
flour, two quarts Graham flour, one ta
blcspoonf ul salt, one gi!i molasses, one
half cup compressed yeast, dissolved in
a te;icupful warm water; make into a
stiff sponge and cover warmly. Let it
get very light; then knead into a soft
dough with fine and Graham flour mix-,
ed in t lie proportion of one-third line
aud two-thirds Graham. Let it raise
again, and mol l out very soft; place'
in pans; let stand a few moments in &
Miss Lydia Priscilla Sellon, ono of
the earliest promoters of sisterhoods '
in the Church of England is dead. It '
is thiity years since she undertook tho
work of musing the sick and organ-,
izing schools for poor and destitute
children. In visiting by day and ni xht '
the poverty-stricken and lawless dens '
she soon found it necessary to assume a .
distinguishing black dress. The towns '
were rapidly brought under a system J,
of district visiting, and schools, orphan-."
ages, training college for sailor boys',
old men's home, refuges and a prni'er
1 tlary were established."
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