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VOLUME XII. y
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1S77.
Extra eopUt of the Herat d for sole by J. P..
Young, Poitofflee new depot, tu l O. F. Jc-na-son.oorusr
ut Mzia and Filth Streets.
ROOTS GARDEN MANUAL
Vur 1R77. Practical, ntiinted, and (Kfnwujh, and
contains half aa inm-Ii matter as Sl.&o books on
the subject. Snt for pic, Thich will be allow
ed ou tho first order for seeds. J. B. Root.
41 tJ Seed l 'rower. Rock ford, Jil.
NEW BOARDING 1I0USE
Jast opened by
om escoxn sr.. xext door to jt. it.
Opposite Old Machine Shop.
Good Board Day Veek.
I eardially Invite my frieudii from the coun
try WiTine a call, confident that I
a5 faa pltuf then,
T4JOT4.E, HANSA A CLARK,
K. j. Dover
A. W. MrUCQRUX..
. As.tit:tat Cashier.
"Tiila Bank I nsnr npeu for bnalness at their
bow retro. emer Main and Sixth street, and
t yriatt A Ui uaasaot general
SfscA, Baoda, Oolrl, 6?vramant and Lactl
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
fryposltl Received end Interest Allou?
d m Titnr Certificates.
AvaJlAbla V any part of te Unttvd Status and
ta all tit l'nner.l IdJrni asd Cilias
AGENTS ICR TKI2
LlKS AND ALLAN LINE
Prwm wUhlns o bnsg ot tcelr frrnJ from
rCBCKIK TTCXKTS rBOJI t'a
TkrLSk to riittintilk.
Fleming a Race,
AaJ Firmers'SirjIirs 6icr!Iy.
Our Goorts are ail vr.
ad y;9 sell th'm CHEAP.
XRT U ONCE, AND SES!
(4&jl) WPEPfXG TYjiTER. IT 3 3.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. 0. BOONS,
Jfi 8iret,eppoiit9 Sauixdtrs Uovtf.
Sbavla; fiai Sbnuipooing.
IBPBCIAL ATTSTION G1VEX TO
XHtttlng Cti:iJrn'nniad Ladies'
ALL AND SEK BOONK, GEXTS,
And get a Voone la a
Kocps cne of tlia
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St., under Pint .Vat. Bank.)
rLnTsnoiTH, ... jtcn
mt Bit is errLiBi wttit ias
BEST WIKES, LIQUORS,
BEER, ETC., ETC. 40yl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wbuleea'4 and Getail Dealers In
Pine Lumber, !
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Maw street. Comer of Plftb,
PLATT5M017TTI, .... NED.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
r o ir x out
Repairer of Steam Engine, Boilert,
Sato and Grist Hills,
OAS ASI STEAM FITTlSfiR.
Wrortpht Iron ripe. Porco and Lift T1ie!.Stcam
tianes. Safetv-Valve Governor, and all
kinds of Brass Engine Fittings,
repaired ou short notiwe.
FARM MACHINE HI
Kepatred on Short Notice. 40yl
Good fresh milk.
DELIVERED DAILY !
C VKH TBODT'S HOME IX FLA TTSM0VTH
ir insr wait it, bt
J. K. IIEAirJICISTEIl.
6FND IX YOUR ORDKP.H AXI I WILL TRY AND
40j1 and serve you rej-a'arlj.
Machine Shags I
O C KA.VCY A KWK. 15 styles with name
.J loci post paid, J. li. Husted, Nassau, Kens,
DCMCIfirJC No matter how slightly
rillOlUllD disabled. Inrreases now
paid. Advice and cirouiiirn free. T. McMich-a-1.
Atf y, 7Q7 Shiisoiii St . . lhJJ :
C A ffr StBSCKIBKRS rOK 1877. KTTT-
OUiUUU body is Kettim? HOTTER S
AMERICAN MONTHLY, a richly llluftrated,
ably edited family Ma?aziue at only $3 a year.
Specimens 2.rx-ts. Urt at terms to club.
Johw K. roxTF.R & Co.. 1'nhs.. 1'liiladelphia.
WITU A COLD 18 A I. WAYS DANGEROUS.
W ELLs' CARBU LIG TABLETS,
a ure remedy for COUGHS, and all diseases
of the THROAT, IATSiiS, CUVST A.XD M U
COUS MEM lilt AS
PUT I P ONLY IN BLrBBOXES,
SOLD BY ALL Diil'COlJSTS.
C. N. CK1TTKNTON. 7 SixthAveniie. N. Y.
Artie Ag-nt w:iriieI uuticni'ltl to ii.trodm.-e the
DKSCltlBKD AND ILIA S TUATED.
Nearly H4,M pk s ; only .5t ; rich illus
trationt ; and trenmire as the tet and cheap
est History of the re:it Exhildtion. Endors
ed bT orneia's. press ami Clersrv. Is seiiinR im
mensely. One ladv cleared 35 Iu four
weeli. At quicklv. ?w or never. For
full paiticiiUi-, Address Ul'BrJAKD BP.OS.,
Publtst e-'s No M r.:' Me St- t. Chiifiw. HI.
OAG'TS WANTED FOR HISTORY III
It .'-om.aiii! j-ji liui- eim'.i.i.itc ot iniihlii.s and
ce;ifs in the Oreat Exhibition and is the only
auliientic and coiiudete history published. It
treats of the crand bnildlntjr', wnuderful exhib
its, euritif.ities. pret eveut.s. etc. Very cheap
and and sells at sipht. One Affer.t sold 38 cop
ies in one dav f-end for our extra teimi to
Apents and a'full d-'-riiition of the work. Ad
diess National Pi-wli.-hin' Co., Philadel
phia, l'.i.. t.'!iica;:o. ill., or ht. Iiliis. Mo.
Pl'IT'TTfiy I nn Ii;il b andO-. thless ook
UiUilUii on the Exnibiiion are beiiiK cir
culated. Do not be deceived. See that the
book you buy cantains 874 pages ami 33iflne en
Kravinirs. KOTICB. W 1t the
tarpnt snil beet aulUne
PtHtlonery Packaeeln His
Vorl.L It contain 1 8
hMta of DftiMr. I enrel-.
i.pmrll. rnholdir.c"lIii P"o ,uI plc v!ubl
j.w.tr- Cuuipaei Miiipli p-kiur, with el:rant iom.p.Atea
Irer bntluii.. and l&lloar fMhlonhi fmnrr plu n
Crop . poat-pld , 2 5 cnta. JJ pckq, with orti Jw
eln.fi I. ' n I faHmtl.:ccr IVatch free to Ilpotj. i
rtlc! In etifl. The LLOYD COM BIN ATT0H. Cn be seed
u resell . Penholder nd Fca, :ruer,rrr.knire.nTeinp
evsnor, i'aner -ntter Itnlibw, Bewtn Machine Thread
Culler, an-l l.r Rimnne Seams. Cultini; off Uooke and Eyca,
nuuona, Krastns ISlou. Ac- Sue of a foramen pencil, la
fceavilT nickel platou. and will lat a lifetime. Amenta are
rointnic money and lay It la the beat filing artie.e sot.
F.unp.e 2Jc.nU. Six fT 8 I . Extraordinary ladncameute
ta Axeu. 8fnd for eanipln ha!rlnaen and canvata your
town. BRIDE c CO., 769 Broadway, N. Y.
Sn &T 9TATTOVKRY PACKiGES, and S IX rf
II tlm LI.OYI COMBIN ATION for T'A0
II Vk DOLLARS. BRIDeT ACQ."
LI J 7o Broadway, New York.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
are plar.tee! bv a mi'liou reolein America. Ker
Vick' Ca'tatlogue 200 illustrations, only 2
Viok'a Flora! Guide, Quarterly, 25 cents
Vic''" Flowerand Vcjetblet 50 cents,
rith elegart cloth covers $!.().
All my publications are printed in English
aud German. Address.
JAM K.S YICK, Rochester. N. Y.
Plallsmouth Grain Co.
Dealers In Orain of 11 kind. CATTLE and
UGC.S ; Alo
5 IL fB I
HARD AX SOFT rOAL ALWAT3 O.Y
Come HereRoast Beef.
Walk In--Mutton Chops.
. sixa out
r, auk. ri n. f irr., .? its a a e. a xn a ll
OT UClt MEATS IX SEASOX AT
YOUNG'S Butcher Shop,
PL A TTS IfOU TJI, NEB.,
LOVTES 1XAIX ST., - - - SOUTH SIDE.
HO FOR THE
i.M C lCiAJi KTOftB
r-MrOUI RE'S old stand still ktpt -pen by
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, WHOLE
SALE & RETAIL.
WK It KFT
Good Goods, Buy Largely
And Invite trade to eall and examine, ltf
Better Ton call on dot
HE'S T11E MAN.
KEEPS AN EATING HOUSE.
ON I.OWEIS MAIN STREET,
PLATTS 21 0 U TIT, - - - - NEB.
Meals at all Hours.
401 B. HEMPEL, Prop.
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Door East of, the Post -Office, I'latUnsouth,
Practical "VTorkcr ia
STIEET IRON, ZINC, TIN, BRA
Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stores for
HEATING OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
Every variety of Tin, Sheet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
tSTJZVER YTUIXG VTA RRA XTED ! .'J
I'll ICES LOW XHHVX.
istr SAGE BROS.
Skxatohs P. W. Hitchcock, Omaha ; A. S.
KKt-KBiKXTArivE Frank Welch, Norfolk.
Got e uxor Sllas'Garber, Lincoln.
LlF.CT. Gov. O. A. Abbott.
rKf-KKTAKY Bruno Tzschuck. Ijncoln.
Tkjcascrkr J. i. McBride, Lincoln.
Avhitok-J. li. Weston. Lincoln.
Atiokskv Os.xiittAL-lJ. II. Itoberts, Lin
coln. Slpt. Public IitsTRUcriG S. K. Thomp
Spvator, tH District Sam. M. Chapman,
li e I'u f.wknt ATI vej. 2.")th District Joseph
BeartUley. Weetjiiif? Water; Joseph Gilmore,
Plattsmouth ; T. N. Bobbilt. Sunlight.
Kix.t Kkpkkskntativk, sotu District
Sam. Barker, Eight Mile Grove.
SrPREKi .luniiES Geo. B. Ls.ka, Omaha ;
Daniel GhiiU, Browuville ; Samuel Maxwell,
2il IcDiriAT. District S. It. Pound, Lincoln,
Judire : Geo. S. Smith. Plattsmouth, Attorney.
CLETtK-C. P. Moore. Plattsmonth.
Tkkakukeh J. C. Cummins, Plattsmoath.
Shkrift M. P.. Cutler. Plattsmouth.
County Judge W. H Newell. Plattsmouth
County Sup't G.B.t'rippen.Weepinjs Water
Commissioner W. B. A mold. Green wood ;
B. S. Kamsey, Louisvillo ; Henry Wolf, Three
C05.o'ER B. F. Keed. Rock EluSs.
Mator It. R. Llvincston.
Tnrahurkr Wm. Winterstera.
Clkkk W. F. Bennett.
Couscilmkx, 1st Ward J. Pepperbcrg. W.
f c vil Ic
CovxViuiEir, 2d Ward-r. I Wise, J. V.
Coumulmen, 3d Ward Ww. L. Wells, E.
CnCNciXMEX, 4th Ward P. It. Guthman, J.
ll. U. WIXIUIA5I,
ATTOKNKY and Tounselor at Law. Real
estatu bought .nd sold. Taxes paid : and spe
cial attention pi ven to collect ioiis. OtV.ce over
Dr. C ha;i:na!rs Drug Store, 1 lattsmouth. 37yl
A.H 51 C II A IM A X.
ATTORN CY AT LAW and Solieitor in Chan
c?rv. O.'lie iu Fitzgerald's Lioek, Plaitsuiouth.
Vi UKELEn & IJEXXETT.
PEAL ESI ATE and Tax Pay ins A cents. No- J
taries Public, Fire and Life lus.uaatu Agents, '.
I latUsi-.ioulh. ebraska.
li II LIVI(iSTOX,
PnTSIClAN & SUHGEON. tenders his pro
fessii iial services to the citizens of Cuss county.
Pesideiice sunt ln'ast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Office on Main street, two ilsen west of Sixtn,
f.r.O. M. KUITH.
ATTORNEY AT LA W and Kcal Estate Bro
ker. Sjieeial at ten; ion iriven to Collections
and all niaUern affect iiiR the title to ral estate.
OfTic on 2d tloor, over l'ost Otiice, Plattsmouth,
Nebraska. 40 t.
CH.VK. K.TUOJir.NOX. M. I.
HOMEOPATHIC PI5Y.9MTAN. Thirty years
practice has m-idr the Dr. famiii r with nearly
all diseases, and their cura. Ottlee : Cor. Mil &
Main St., over Johr,on"s Drug Store. 2tf
JOHX W IIAIXI
JUSTKT. OP THE PEACE, enu collector of
debti. collection" made from one dollar to one
thousand do 1 trs. Moi tpa. s. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, aid a!! county business
usually transacted hefore a Juntieeof the 1'eace.
Best of rrference pivea if retiuired.
(Klice on Main strett, W est of c ourt Hons.
43-yl JOilN W. 11AINKS.
IE. J. WATER1IAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
IjiiuUvCU, Cos Cm).. A'tb.
ry Always at th oRce o;i Saturdays. 40yl
ELMW00B, - - NEBRASKA,
Dry Gootls ti Grocers.es,
and all articles t;enera!':y ke;t in a country
strh-e. Farmers, call and examine before g;ing
away from Lome to buy. Tif.
C. HEISEL, . - Proprietor.
Flour, CornTMcal, & Feed
Alwars on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
FURNITURE ! FURNITURE!
naj Just opened a New Stock of Furniture, of
all kinds and is prepared to furnish anvthing in
his line, at Plattsmouth prices. Will not ls
undersold. Call and see my stock before pur
chasiii!?. Opposite Hubbard House, Weeping Water,
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Koom.".
Free Conveyance to and from the Depot at
43ni3 Plattsmouth, Neb.
La r pest and- finest Hotel lic
(wefu Chlcapoand Saa
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
Best's Milwaukee Beer.
which can be had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
WIXES. LIQUORS, AXD CIGARS.
JJm3 Kl. BHeobaam.
C. L. MUETZE,
CUSTOM BOOT & SHOE MAKFR!
I make fine sewed
French Calf Boots.
Fine Freiuh Calf Pegged Boots 63.00.
Repairing done neatly, and with dispatch.
LENHOFF & BONNS,
Morning Dew Saloon !
One door east of the Saunders House. "We
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
3m9 Constantly on Hand.
A Great Kcdnctlou in Prices of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 30 per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1S77. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
01 Smithfleld St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 18yl
AfinnCan't be made by everv scent cverv
TkUUUmo"tl1 in th! business we furnish, but
UOUOtllOHe will''ig to work can easily earn a
(fozeii dollars a day rlirht in theii own localities.
Have no room to explain here. Business pleas
ant and honorable. Women, boys and girls do
as well as men. We will f unmh you a complete
outfit free. The business pave better than any
thing else. We will bear expense of starting
you. Particulars free. Write anil see. Farm
ers and mechanics, their sons and daughters,
and all classes in need of paying work at home,
should write to us and learti all about the work
at oaee. Now is the time. Don't delay. Ad
dress Trvk Co.. Auff-jsta, Maine.
The Lore of the Seasons.
BY B.UTLSY CAMPBELL
Have you ever heard It said
How that Autum, fair and slender.
With a crescent on her head,
A robe of misty splendur.
Met warm Summer in a wood ;
Met him lying under covei.
And, maid -like, not as she should.
Slopped to tlirt, and lound a lover.
Found a lover, blithe and gay,
Iu the clover scented hay?
How came I to know of this?
Wide-eyed daisies saw the meeting ;
Saw the pressure and the kiss.
And the red lips' luscious greeting,
Thev, too, heard the nentle sigh
Of" the tall trees for brave Summer,
For they know that he must die
Of his love for this new comer.
See tiie tears tl at they have shed
Brown and russet, green and.red.
Ah, you want the love-tale toll
Thoujih with tears your eyes may glisten.
Just a kiss. I pray don't scold.
For you promised but to liteu.
There your hand. Now let u sit
Where the ulanting sunbeams quiver,
Ere tho eveuing stais are lit.
Ere the day dies on the river.
While the purple mist descends,
Aud with deeper darkness blends.
Tis a tal,s for tender eve,
'Though a trifle out of fashion.
How that Autamii did deceive ;
How that Summer died of passion.
First she won Him with a look
Ah. how well do I remember.
As "he lay beside the brook.
While his heart glowed like an emTicr.
'Till his whole frame felt the thrill ;
What a pity love should kill 1
Shall I tell what happened there.
How her hair was like a curtain,
How it cluthed the Icving pair ;
In the waning light uncertain?
Thus they spent the first glad day.
Sipping from love's brimming chalice,
Filled with nectar by a lay
Sent from Cupid's gaudy -palace ;
While the birds, both old and young,
Sat among the boughs and sung.
Of this love vras born a child.
Ami the farmers called him Pleuty,
And his presence care beguiled ;
Blessings met wherever weut he.
But fair Autumn, having brought
Into life this welcome being.
Chilled warm Summer with the thought
That her love from him was Heeling,
Then he saw the woods atiame.
With the heralds of her shame.
Then his cheek grew deathly pale.
And his periuiueu w mils weni signing,
'Bound the world to tell the tale.
That tii.-lr master lav a dving.
As his eye grew glazud aHd dim.
Clouds in mourning swept the blue.
And mined bitter tears lor him
Who had been iu life so true.
Songsters weary of the sight.
Southward plumed their soaring flight.
If the daisies speak the truth.
Ere the Summer's spirit vanished
Autumn loved anain forsooth !
And the old true Iots v:is bauished,
For a knight with icy mail.
And a plume of ctojruy whiteness,
Whci rode dow n the Northern gale.
From the realms of Boreal brightness :
Hut the earth grew cold with fuar.
As the strauger knight arew near.
Autumn could not catch his eyes,
Tno!-.;;h she spread her charms before him ;
Hum; ti:e wood in sunset dyes.
And her tawny hair tlum o'er him ;
But his heart wit icy cold ;
Cold as ice. e'en when they parted.
So she died outside the ftdd :
Died neglected broken hearted.
Poor, poor Autumn, tickle maid !
shrouded, uncrowned, lowly laid.
Find a moral he who will.
In this simple little story ;
Ho.v that jealousy will kill ;
How that cousiaucy is glory ;
How to cherish what we or, 11.
v bile, we yet may call it ours ;
How tf check this rising moan ;
How to priz the present Mowers,
O, how s.;d a thing to east
Ycai-uiu eves upon the past !
Education iu Heading.
Girls are usually of an enthusiastic
disposition half crazj- ovr botany at
school, and quite as ardent later over
fancy work and window-gardening.
Certain things attract them to put
forth efforts, and a kind sympathy in
their favorite employments will win
for the giver their lasting regard.
The precious enthusiasm, which
makes toil easy, ouht to o iu some
wholesome direction, leaving advan
tage behind after it has passed away.
Many girls who have left school have
a little time every day which is ready
their own, to occupy as they will. In
most cases this is spent in a very des
ultory manner, sometimes at ene thing
and sometimes at another. It is sl
dom that literary taste is strong enough
to win a young girl from lighter mat
ters to read that which would really
instruct her mind, although, as a recent
English writer says, "everybody is
finding it necessary to read a great deal
because it is impossible to hold any
pasition unless well informed; and
even in social intercourse, those who
are not well read find themselves plac
ed at an immense disadvantage. The
number of actual situations which can
only be occupied by educated men and
women increases daily; and, indeed,
literature becomes mora and more a
part of the business of life.
Girls want to know all they should;
they like to improve themselves; they
each have taste for some kind of read
ing. We think the reason that so many
bright girls remaining painfully ignor
ant of any other literature ' than that
of novels is because no readable books
are at hand on higher subjects. They
need advice both as to the book and the
manner of reading it.
It will be remembered how success
ful, as a means of good, was Dr. Guth
rie's plan of lending books. Ho at
tended to the matter himself on a sys
tem of his own, and lent each person
in his parish the book he thought best
suited to his tastes ond acquirements.
We have been told of others, who, do
ing the same thing, were equally satis
fied with the result.
Clubs for reading have been in fash
ion for some years, and no community
should be without one. The simplest
plan would be for a few young ladies
to elect some capable person to choose'
their books. There are interesting
books, not too learned, on every subject.
The book might be bought by the joint
funds of the little band passed from
one to another, each having it a certain
time, after which the club will meet
and talk over the book. Critiism and
comparison would impress the mind
of each reader far more surely than a
Boston is making a grand effort in
the line of self-improvement, to which
we wish very great success, as it will
doubtless prove a great benefit to those
who have not enjoyed collegiate advan
tages. O. Y. Witness.
A French invitation to a wedding;
"Madame X' has the honor of ask
ing you to be present at the marriage
of her only daughter, Celine II with
M. de Saint V " etc. and under
neath ; "pray for her."
No man feels quite so heavy as the
new country Congressmen on the day
of his arrival in Washington. On the
dav he leaves he feels as if he weighed
900,000 pounds less.
Subscribe for the Herald.
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF
The "Gobble" dispatches Translated.
"Washington, Feb. 14.
ME OREGON CIPIIEIt DISPATCHES DE
CIPHERED. The Senate Committee on Privileges
and Elections were in session until at
a very late hour this evening occupied
with the examination of Alfred 13.
Hinman and A. W. Shaw of Detroit,
Mich., who have had business trans
action with J. II. N.Patrick of Omaha,
and communicated with him by tele
graph in cipher for some years past.
The key to the cipher used by them is
"The Household English Dictionary,"
and by the aid of the key the follow
ing translations of the cipher dispatch
es relative to the Oregon electoral case
Portland, Oregon. Nov. 23, 18TC.
W. T. Pelioa, 13 G ramery Park, N. Y :
Certificate will be issued to one Dem
ocrat. Must purchase Republican elec
tor to recognize and act with Demo
crat and secure vote and prevent trou
ble. Deposit S10.000 to my creditor
with Kountze Uro's., Wall street. An
swer. J. II. Patrick.
I fully indorse this.
James K. Kbllet.
Portland, Oregon, Nov. 30, 1S76.
V. T. Pel ton, 15 Ui umet cy Park. Ne w York :
Governor all right without reward.
Wiil issue eertuieates Tuesday. This
is a secret. The lie: ublieans threaten
that if certificate issued to ignore the
Democrat claim and rill the vacancy,
and thus defeat the action of the Gov
ernor. One elector must, be paid to re
cognize tiie Democrat to secure a ma
jority. Have employed three lawyers
the editor of the on.y Repubioau pa
per as one lawyer's fee, oV0iJ. It
will take Sj.OOJ for Republican elector.
Must raise money. Can't make fee con
tingent. Sail Saturday. Ktjl ey and
Bellenger will act. Ctiniuusucut with
them. Must act prompt.
Portland, Oregon, Dec. 2, 1876.
W. T. Pcltou, 16 Uramcrcy Park. New York.
Impossible to convene Legislature.
P. left before telegraph arrived. Can't
draw the eight deposit, Charles Di
moud. Its Liberty street, to order of
Bush and Ladd, Suleiu. Must have it
Monday. Can't understand "laugha
ble." Eveidt House. Lost your tele
gram. K. for P.
Portlano, Oregon, Dec. 13, 1870.
V. T. Pelto i. 15 Oiemeicy Piirk. New York.
I will be at Grand Hotel, San Fran
cisco, M nday. Be in Salt Lake City
in three days or thereabouts. Have to
borrow money ou my individual re
sponsibility iu trust. You can replace
New York, Nov. 29, 187G.
J. H. N. Patrick. Portland, Oregon :
How soon will Govenor decide cer
tilicatc? If you make obligation con
tingent ou result in March it can be
done. Scrainliling slightly if utces
sary. No signature.
New York, Dsc. 1, 187G.
J. II N. Patrick :
Can't you send special messenger,
and convene the Legislature by Tues
day and elect an elector? Necessary
expense would be paid. See proceed
ing in other S.ae telegraphed you.
Consult Governor and Senator An
swer. No signature.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 6, 1S7G.
The Hon. James K. Kelley :
The eight deposited a3 directed this
morning. Let no technicality prevent
winning. Use your discretion.
New York, Dec. 3, 1876.
The Hon. James K. Kelley :
Telegraph IlemUck to go ahead.
You shall be reimbursed. Do not fail.
All important. Advise progress.
Salem, Orisgon, Dae. 5, 1876.
W. T. Peitori, 15 Graun.'roy Park, Ne w York :
Can't you deposit the eight with
Charles Dimond subject,the order Ladd
and Bush, of Salem? Can't get money
here. Must have it Wednesday. Tele
graph me at Salem. Vier will not fail.
New Orleans Feb. 13, 1877.
About noon to-day in an altercation
in his office with a man who is un
known to police on duty in the iiate
House, Gov. Packard was shot in the
knee cap. The party who did tiie shoot
ing was fired upon by a bystander
and wounded in the arm. ,
New Orleas, Feb. 15, 1877.
The Times says: At ll:oJ the vi
cinity of the governor's room in the
St. Louis street State Ilwuse rang with
the sharp report of two pistols shots
fired almost simultaneously. It trans
pired that Mr. Packard, while seated
in his chair surrounded by half a dozen
callers, had been suddenly approached
by one of the parties who. drawing a
pistol and leveling at Mr. Packard's
heart, and at almest point blank range,
pulled the trigger. At that very instant
STRUCK THE WEAPON DOWN,
and simultaneously the waapon explo
ded and the shot struck Mr. Packard
in the knee. Packard then closed with
the man and threw him to the door.
Diligent inqury failed to divulge the
name of the man, or anything about
the cause of attack. Tin report is he
wa3 a corresuoudenl for a northern
paper, but now all information is
vague. Packard's wound is very slight,
only a flesh wound.
WHAT THE WOULD-BE AS3ASMN SATS:
Witii regard to his attempt to kill
Paacksrd he says there were four oth
rrs with him who were to have assisr
ed him in the undertaking, but that
when reaching the door of the State
House they refused to go in and left
him to cary out the plan alone. Wel
don is not very seriously hurt. The
ball hit him in the left arm, just below
the shoulder, and seems to Lave come
out at the elbow.
SOME ADDITIONAL FACTS.
The Republican extra gives sub
stantially the same account of the
shooting thit aftrnoon as already sent
and adds that Weldon, when told that
Packard had saved his life, broke down
and expressed a great desire to see th9
Governor. Weldon is nicely dressed
and an intelligent man. He wears a
brown mustache, face cleanly shaven
and a Masonic badge, evidently new.
He is evidently a stranger heru. A
third comrade succeded in escaping.
On the assassin's person was a letter
i from Charles II. Schwartz, Bethlehem,
Penn., September 23ih, 18JD, recom
mending him as a pupil in his school
PASSAGE OF TIIK NAVAL BILL.
The tiouso aaval appropriation bill
passed with the v hitthorne amend
ment for appointment of a commission
to decide upon the future naval policy
of the United States. The commission
is to consist of the admiral of the navy.
general of the army, two senators,
three representativss, :and two naval
officers, to be designated by the Presi
A HOWL FROM THE DEMOCRATS.
Washington, Feb. 17.
The democratic senators and repre
sentatives were in caucus to night.
Representative Clymer presiding. A
resolution was offered proposing to
abandon the commission, and it receiv
ed thirteen votes. Cochrane offered a
preamble and resolution, substantially
Whereas, the electoral commission
was created in good faiih, with a view
to the examination of evidence, and all
questions which pertain to the dispute
of Florida, Louisiana and Oregon; and
Whereas, said commission, in disre
gard of their oaths, fundamentally re
fused to obey the law, and wiil cheat
the people by defeating such examina
tion ; therefore.
Resolved, that it is the duty of con
gress, which it owes to the democrat
ic party and the American people, to
defeat the fraudulent acts of said com
mission by all means known to the
constitution and laws to the end that
ail possible delays may be interposed,
dictatory objections to the vote of ev
ery stace yet to be counted, with a view
of multiplying the issues, and thereby
defeating the inauguration of a us. rp
er. Reagan offered the following as a
Resolved, that the count of the elec
toral vote shall proceed, without dila
tory opposition, to an orderly execution
of an act of congress creating art elect
oral commission whose decision shall
be received and acted upon in accord
ance with tho provisions of said law.
A long and animated debate ensued,
and on one side it was contended that
the conception of a tribunal to adjust
controverted questions was a sublime
act of statesmanship, freighted with
hopes and wishes of a nation, but the
result was a disappointment mixed
with grief and misfortune. It was
urged that it would be better to have
an interregnum for a presiding ofllcer
of the Senate to act as president until
there could be a new election, rather
than submit to a fraud which shall by
all means be known as a wrong to tho
const itution and rules of the house.
Among those who advocated Coch
ran's proposition were Thompson,
Ilurd. Southard and Lynde, and among
those who opposed it were Brown of
Kentucky. Reagan, Singleton, Hill, Bay
ard and K-rnan. Bright offered the
following amendment to Reagan's res
olution: Rut this resolution is accom
panied with solemn and earnest pro
test of tiie democratic party against
gross and shame.less violations of law
jusiice and truth, contained in the de
cision of tho majority who signed the
same in the" cases of Florida and Lou
isiana. The resolution of Reagan as
amended by Bright, the whole being a
substitute for Cochran's proposition
was adopted by a vote; ayes. 90; nays,
40. Field offered a resolution for the
appointment of a committee of five to
enquire whether it would be expedient
to withhold the appropriations for the
support of the army. Wiliis moved
to lay the resolution on the table, say
ing to withhold such supplies would
be revolutionary. The effect would be
to alarm the country. Therefore they
should oppose any such legislation to
the bitter end.
Field withdrew his resolution.
Field and Tucker suggested that
there be an adjourned meeting of the
caucus, but this was objected to, aud
an adjournment took place.
The Holidays of 1770.
. Thomas Paine called the psriod
aboui 177G, "the days that tried men's
souls," a term which has since been
stereotyped in common parlance. He
was then in Philadelphia, and the
American force were encamped on the
west bank of tiie Delaware, twenty
miles above that city. Washington, a
few week previously, had about rive
thousand men, but this number was
It was a dark hour for our country,
and a letter from a British otlicer in
New York to a friend in London gives
the following picture of affairs:
"Mr. Washington was seen retreating
toward Treututi with two brigades, and
it is said they talk of resisting; bat
such a panic has seized the rebels that
no part of Jersey will hold them. The
Congress has lost their authority, and
are in such construction that they
know not what to do. The two Ad
amses are in New England; Franklin
has gone to France; Rut ledge has gone
home disgusted, and Jay has gone into
the country. So that the fools have
lost the assistance of the knaves." At
this tune Washington made the remark
to Mercer that "if again defeated he
would retire to the mountains of Penn
sylvania, and thence to Virginia." ad
ding, "if necessary will cross the Alle-
ghanies and try a predatory war.
It was the darkest hour the country
had ever seen, but the American com
manderdetermiued to strike in the dark
Five days pretiously General Wilkin
son dined with him, and said, "he is al
ways grave aad thoughtful, but now
ho appeared pensive and solemn in the
extreme." His spirits, however, had
rallied under stern determination, and
a Paine truly remarked, "Gad had
given him a mind that could nourish,
mi care." Three days provisions were
served to the forces, aud each man was
excited with the view of approaching
action. . Sunset found the little band
(in all two thousand four hundred
men) on the banks of the Delaware,
with a wintry ni'jht settling over them.
All communications for this department must
be plainly written ou one side of the paper,
contain no personal or improper allusions and
he accompanied with the writer's kbai. nam
though it need not necessarily be signed to the
article written. Cnireen.inilents can do as ther
j like about that, but must inform us privately
oi iiirir real names.
The Pinei, Feb. 9, 1377.
Deep. Mr. Editur: I'm awful
oblige to "Dandy Lion" fur explainin
about Mr. Clay, and return thanks,
(tho to be sure I never berrered none)
Who'd a thought that levin out sich a
mite ov a word ez b e be, would hev
made sich a diffrrace in the meeuin ov
ennythin? An so Mr. Clay drathur
he rigid than be President, well! well!
But aint it rathur uncomplemeutry,
in ez larned a man to be so impuliite
is to insimuate that the President wuz
all rong! Which I sposa is what he
ment.when he se'dhe'd rathur be right.
But mebbe its ez step-uncle sez, I cant
understaa' so I'll let it go. I hev a
frend who is awful larnt and she wuz
vext, I didn't ask yer about it, insted
ovwritin; but I think surntimes she
gits kind o mad over it, (and I'd hate
that awful,) fur 1 day she wuz a tellin
mo about the earth resolvin on its ax
les, and I jest meerly sed. sez I, "It must
U3e up a powerful site ov waggi" grese"
and if ye blaeve me, she jest liz right
up and saz she, "Suphiar I think yure
gettin tired of jograffy, sez she, and off
she walked, tho ef I hadn't a knowed
she wuz pullite, I'd a thought she wuz
a laffin at me. But Step Uncle sed she
wuz mad, and he wuz dretfal plecsed
fur he dont like her, he sez she puts
hig'aflutin things in my Led though
what hightlutin is I dont kno, and flu-
tin is out ov fashon enny how. But
Step Uncle is that hateful I wonder
she ever cuma at all. It wuz only 4 or
5 days ago, when I hed a awful bad
hedache, she cum and was soothiu me
a telliug ov rectangular tiiangular3
and highpothasnoots, which I didn't
like to inkwire what it ment, but
sposed it wuz sumthin' to make into
perserves, when Step Uncle cum in and
sez he, "Mis3, it would do Sophiat's hed
more good if yule give her a medsen
description, then to ba tellin ov high-
pothasueots, which is a tall kind ov
hog I dont want to kno nothin about.
Sez ho "hogs with high snoots con-
sooui3 too much corn to suit ma" an'
my frend pushed her handkercher inte
her mouth and sed she hed got the
toothache all ov a suddent, and she
went home and ez I sed before, I won
der she ever curas bick but ez I do.it
want to menopolize tho "Letter Box,"
I will say good by, unless ye'd like to
heer from me agen. " Sophia r.
Plattsmouth, Feb. 1G, IS 77.
Mr. Editor. In spite of the preva-
lency of the measles I am right side up
with care. I was tfumb founded, struck
as if by thunder at the revelation of
Dr. Biauchis age. Seoenty-fioe years of
sin in this beautiful world; was we
passed over? I'like him ; when I get
the mumps he's my man. I hope he
will use his forceps and lance, oa some
body else, for many years to come.
Mr. Ed. The Debating cub is press
ing forward to a good success. A few
ladies were out last Friday and seemed
to enjey the debate; stiil I overheard
some eoinpl tint of numerous ha.s worn
half the evening by the men (ought to
say gentlemen.) I wish more would
come out; I mean to ask iophia to go
with me uext time. If you or any of
the Letter Boxrs, see a nice looking
couple sitting back and easing pea-nuts
and peppermint lozenges, that's Sophia
and ma. Dan" Lyon.
"Boffin's Bower" is the name of an
unpretending institution in Boston, es
tablished and carried on by a woman
Miss Jenny Collins lor the benefit
At first she opened what might be
regarded as a pleasant parlor where
those girls whose homes were drear
might spend their evenmgs. It was
wrm and light, and supplied wi.h
books and papers; "and sometimes con
certs or readings were given for the
amusements of those who sought the
place. When hard times threw many
out of employment, Miss Collins de
voted herself to the relief of the mul
titudes, who sought her help. She ob
tained work for them, she gave need
ed counsel, she solicited money to pro
vide lodgings and meals for the ne.'dy.
Sha has no- always met with S) mpa
thy in her undertaking, but she bus
steadily continued iter charitable work.
A Lauioa Dinner t'usiuui.
Few indeed are the houses where re
payment to the uttermost farthing, in
one form or another, is not expected
for the entertainment provided. This
may seem a hard saying: but, although
there may bo exceptions, painful expe
rience proves its truth. The extreme
triviality of the most highly indictable
of visitors' offences is very striking.
The merest whim or fancy will make
u host set a black mark agai nst the name
of a guest as unfit for future invitations.
The custom is well known in London
of hiring fruit for dinner parties, all
that is not eaten (usually m-arly the
whole of it)being returned to the green
grocer, koine little time ago, at a cer
tain dinner-party, some gigantic pears
were displayed, which were neither
expected nor intended to be eaten.
However the next morning, the lady
of the house informed her husband of
the lauientaole fact that one f these
pears, for which a most extravagant
price would be charged, had been used.
Whojcut ihe large pear V'inquireredtl e
master. "Air. .so-aiiii-.so. replied Ins
wife. "Mind that he is never invited
to dine here again," was the hospitable
rejoinder. And vet the cost of that
wretched pear, high as it doubtless
must have be'n, could not have equaled
half the expense of the man's dinner
and wine, for which not a grddge was
felt. Home Journal.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD:
Beef and tomato Soup. Take
two pounds of red beef a neck piece,'
or from the round; carefully remove
all the fat, aad cut the meat into small
bits; put into a stew pan with two'
quarts of cold water, and simmer slow
ly one hour. Ren.oveall thescumthat
rises, and keep covered close. Scald
until quite soft ene quart of nice ripe'
tomatoes, and press through a colander,
add to the broth from which you have
removed the meat, and boil half an
hour; put in a sprig of sweet majoram
or thyme; then take two ears of sweet
corn, i.nd cut and scrape all the ker
nels from the cab, also two tablespoon-"
fuls of flour and one of sugar, brown-'
but not burned, mix with half "a tea
cupful sweet cream or milk; add these
ingredients and boil fifteen minutes.
Season with a little alt and cayenne
pepper. You will observe that all the
ingredients ef this soup require but lit-,
le actual cooking. The pure nutriment'
of beef is found with rare cokmg.
Tomatoes lose their Gne flavor by oiuch
boiling, and corn hardens at a certain
period fifteen or twenty minutes, if it
is fresh and full of milk, is luflicient to'
Chocolate Custard, A quarter of
a pound ef chocolate, one quart of milk,
three eggs and one cupf ul of sugar.
Beat the whites of two of tho eggs very
lig'U, and when the milk begiauto boilr
place this frosting on it for a moment,'
then skim it off on a plate, and proceed
to make the custard as follows: Grate
the chocolate aud stir it inlb the milk
on the lire; when it begins to thicken,'
add the rest of the egga and sugar, stir
it a few minutes constantly. Then till
your cups, and on the top of each one
place some of the frosting. When en
tirely cold, it makes a very rich des
sert. For Pimples on the Face. Avoid'
all greasy and indigestible food, tkke a
great deal of exercise without becom
ing overheated, keep early hours, and
bathe all over daily in cold or lukewarm
water. Use as lotion the following,
powdered borax, half an ounce; puro
glycerine, one ounce; camphor water,'
oue quart; mix and wee the face with
this morning and eveningjletit remain'
on a few minutes, then wash oft with
Saratoga Fried Potatoes. Peel'
good-sized potatoes and slice them as'
evealy as possible (yon can buy a slic-"
ing machine if you wish), drop them
into ico-wator, have a kettle of very
hot lard, as for cakes, put a few at
time into a towel and shake and dry
the moisture out cf them, and theu
drop into the boiling lard. Stir them
occasionally, and when of a light brown
take them out with a skimmer, and
they will be crisp and not greasy. Sprin
kle salt over them while toot.
Every good housekeeper should have
some browned flour to thicken gravies
with. This is easily prepared by plac
ing some Hour en a tin plate set on the
stove or in a very hot oven, and stir"
continually, until evenly and thorough-'
!y browned through. Place in a cover
ed vessel for f utura use.
To Make Hens Lay. A writer in
the Ohio Farmer gives the following
method for making hens lay : Put two
or mere quarts of water in a kettle, and
one large seed rPIer, or two small
ones, then put the kettle over the fire.
When tiie water boil", stir in. coarse
ground Indian meal, until you make a
thick mush. Let it cook an hour or so.
Feed hot. Horse radish chopped fine,
and stirred into mush as prepared in
the above directions, and for results
we are getting live to ten eggs per day,
whereas, previous to feeding we had
not had eggs for a long time. We hear
a great deal of complaint from other
people about not getting eggs. To such
we would warmly recommend cooked
food, fed hot. Boiled apple skins, sea
soned with red pepper; or boiled pota
toes, seasoned with horse radish is good
for feed much better than uncooked
corn. Corn, when fed to the hen, ty'
itself has a tendency to fatten hens in
stead of producing the more profitable
egg laying. A spoonful of sulphur
btirred with their feed occasionally wilf
rid them of vermin and tone up their
systems. It is especially good for
young chickens and turkeys. Out of a
dock of ten hatched last November,
we have lost but one. They have been
fed cooked food mostly, and are grow-'
Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever be-'
ing very prevalent this season, the Eos
ton Board of Health has issued a spec
ial circular in regard to tiie disease,
from which we abridge some fcts ai.d
suggestions. Scarlet fever is highly
contagious, and usually shows its first
signs in abougt one week after ex
posure. A patient should be placed in
a room apart from the other inmatt-s oi
the houso, and nursed as far as possible'
by one person only. The sickcha-uber'
should be well wanned, exposed to
sun-light, and well aired. Its furni
ture should be such as will permit of
cleansing without injury. The family
should not mingle with other people.
Visitors to an infected house,shouId
warned of the presence of a dangeioin
disease therein, and children ejpecially
should not be admitted. Ou recovery
the sick person 6hould uot mingle wi li
the well until the roughness of ti e
skin due to the disease shall have dis
appeared. Clothiug worn by patic:.f
or nurse should bo cleansed by itself,
and not sent to the laundry. It should
be thoroughly boiled, or if that can
not be done, should have free and 1
exposure to air aad sunlight. I' hi;
wall of the room should bedry-ruttf d
aud tiie cloths used for the purpes-j
should be burned without previous
shaking. The ceiling should bo craped
and whitened; the riot r should be
washed with soap and watT, and ac
holic acid may be added to th watt i, J
pint to three or four gallons. In rst
of death from scarlet lever, the funer
al should be strictly private.
Keep a 1-ox of powdered Etarch or.
the washstand, and. after washing, rub
a pinch over the hands. It will pre
Camphor gum is very ofTVnsive to
mice. Keep it in your bureau drawers
and the little rodents will stay avay.
Never use soap on an oilcloth, bi.r
wash with milk and water and rub dry.
To each bowl of starch, before buil
ir.g, add a teaspoonful of Ep5.oru sultr
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