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VOLUME XI1T. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1877.
! NUMBER 1.
Extra rsplcs of tho Hkhai m for sale Ty P.1
Younjr, Post office lit-WK depot, and U. F.Joliu
.son.eoi nor of Main and Filth StrieU.
. . .50
U ll , 111 A LillA."k h d.u o
OP PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
T:TJ.Ii. 1IAXSA A CLARK,
John riTx-RttAf.D ..Prridrnt.
I'.. !"vv:v Vice I'rMiiicnt.
A. XV. Jl. (;nu!t .-ibliior.
Jon ii o'Uol itKK Avis'. rmt Ciusltier.
This H;i:ik is nriw fifMTi fur !ninc-v at tiieir
n. iv r..,,ni. corner ilun and SiTtti mectf, aod
is jr.-):irtr.l to transact ageuer U
Stock j, Con is. Gold. Government and Loul
nortiiiT am sou.
if2i.v7.s RtdinH nu t Interest Allow
( on Tim? Certificates.
Avail.il'I' hi ai; part ot tVe t'nitvd V.ates n.i
!ti the J'ritn-tptl Towns aii l
ac I'.vrs roR tisk
Rj:.ian Line and Allan Lie
lv-rni wisidri"; to lir'u- o;:t thi ir friends frtiin
I'l'r.i'HAiF. lli'KUTS STiOU IS
T !i r o u e !i To PlattoiuoHtb.
Fleming & Race,
A;i.l rarnKrVKBppiirfi tijeral!x.
r'n ilifi ra m!1 Vow '
iHMMS tllO 4iiA V if j :
iii.d vr ?;! tlieni CIIE.V!'.
THY US ONCiT, AND SEE!
1 4ji)j i j ll
Li'fO WAT Ell, NEli.
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E"rifl!c!rin norhOf Qllf1"l i
A."3iSl0r DaiDcr oil UJ.
J. C. BOONE,
AI tin P'rett, "2iifnsii.2 Hmn:l:rtt Hunne.
I i L'.MAL" ATTENTION (ilVIlX Tl)
A;: A ''l a V.oot," i i a j
WILLIAM HER0LD !
if TiH rFTFrC'
l U(l l;iKi'iU OK
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
M -.in Si., east of First Nat. IVsr.k.)
rr.iTTSjiorTsi, - - - cn
mv r.Att ii err t.i r.D with thr
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
DE EH, ETC., ETC. 40yl
r o ir a' r u y
Ilcjxiir-r ff Starn Enyinis, Eoilrn,
S.rir and Grist Jfills,
i Ah ATV STKAM FITTIStS,
W'p'Uat Iron H(. Fo.to r.nd i.ifi I"itc.stcrni
tin :uev S:ifi'ty-Vnl '0 I iovero-irs. and all
k inels of iir is Kavine Fillms,
rc;ired cu short noti:o.
FA KM M A C H 1 K E K Tf
Iloinr -d .mi 5!iort Xoti-. 4"yl
Come Here Roast Beet--
Tn lAi on CIiOTVS. t
(jjvr rr-;r. FtiviJ.AVA(iV..Axn all, j
" u:ilt-il MEATS l. r SEASOX AT
YOUNG'S Butcher Shop,
I'LA l TtSMUU 1 li, JMJlf.,
MAIS ST.. - - - SOCTII SIIE
Tk:Ll?ra in !
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.
One ItHr East cttb !'ot-Oflirr, riattsinoiMh.
Fraction! "Yorkew in
SHEET IRON, ZIXC. TIN, BRA
ZIER!", d-c, tT-c.
U.rss a.sorti0t.Mit of Hard una Soft -
Wc-ixi r.:.d Coal 8!ovs for
hi: atix(j oi: cooking,
Alwavs H Ilau J.
Evtiy v.iii--tv of Tin. she-t Ir"!!, alul Ziac
Work, ki ;t u iock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Io-.ic li Short N'otice.
iE VEll VT1UXG WAimAXTKD .'
niicts tow iioh'x.
.i i: u f-sj r
S j loots it paid. J. 15. JlaslevLNass
i assail, in.
Vm.. N. V,
Cards no two alike Ijc 10 of name in
handsome, rioiihie cue' ."(.. "5 cliromo
2 So lir while i.-jc. .W Cardinal lied
l.rc. .. .1 e t in iruld urn:, vour name on
ail. '1 in; hole lot for cl. Samples f cards and
a 2 column weekly paper for lie. O. ii. Li.i.-
man. li Winter St -.J'!' ' 1' Mas.
WITH A COLD IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS.
WELLs' CARBOLIC TABLETS,
a mire remcdv for VOUOU-i. and ull diseases
of tlie TJWOAT.I,UXGS,L'Ui;iTA.XDMlf-
VOL'S MEM IMA XK, -
I'LT IT ONLY IN nH'KllOXIiS.
SOM T.Y ALL Iir!CI ST s.
CX. CKlTTENTOX.TSixlhAvciii'.e.'X. W
' CjJ-V m'il!. At'iits Vuiitcd on our tUiee
C-"'M'irn at .-J r.)..k.
.Vl'OftV o I CJJAtjLIJijY OSS.
a full a ton ill of IhW real lii v mit). v. i iUcii ly
his fath r, bi'ats Itoloi.n t'rii-of in thrilling
iuTt-rcsf. Tlc iHiistrat-d iia id-book to all
l'cli(cin. a c..:iiil'-i-:.i c. n;:ir of all il noini
iia!:ns and s -( . :u iiln.s! rr.t i ALo tin
laiiit-s' in.-dic.il nuiiU. Iir lr. I'aaeo.ist. I0( ii
lustiafion. These lio-k.i sell at si-jlit. Male
and Fcinale Aicnts coin inoio-y on thcni.' i'ar
ticulars free. Mioics lv mail i'Z cacli. John E.
roller & Co., l'hiladc!'iiia.
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
J-" We W'tnt 500 more firs fa-lass
S '.win j 2n)tini Ajtnt.i, and 500 men
of 'air ryu and ability learn the la si
iu.i of Xtlliny Xeininy Mw;hin"s: Coii
2ensation Liberal, but caryiuy ac-urd-iny
to Ability, Character awl Qiuilifi
eati nui f the Ayrnt. For p.jrtivn!ars,
Wlissa lam Marine Co, Ciii:a0.
K27A s.'j Ki; idiriiv. X. Y., or Ni-t ( iilcan1. La.
A'HO MB AND FAR Sri
OF VOUR 0"WX"T.
On (lie iiiie of a Creai Ituiiroad w ith ood laar
k fs l.t!i Ka.-t and We-t.
NOW is the TIME to SECURE it
1I;M Climatf. Fortilc Soil. Iiest Country for
Si'-d. l: ii-in;; in the I'liiifil Slate.'
Hooirs. M t!s. Ki:M infoi n-.riti.lii. "THE
ri(ii:Ki.' seat five to nil narts ol the
world. Ail iress, . O. h 7-4 VIS.
Land Com. I". 1. 11. It.
( linalm. Noli.
lStA"-- Floral Trilintp. a liok of OO
pai'K wit Ii CnUncl VUitc, defcriltcs BOO vari-
eties of Hmr-m. Vriji t-il.h, lUilbi. Ac. 1'rice
II) -l--. J His work wllii ft ihl.
Um FBF.SH FT.flWKR RF.KD3:
i,,,,,-,,.. pn;,,, and Tcrhtnn. for 2.i-h.
IK 'Umrr Vnrii Ht and The Tribute. 60 et.
Vcy-bible .sV..-.-nlstirnted if preferred.
w. n. kki:, iioehtstcr, x. y.
j MiMition tnis iajcr.
BRYAN h CHAMBERS
M.inafact;il"T of aiil I!e;i'..'is ill
H i' ri it; t shots.
LTC, ETC., ETC.
Dona vzith NaatnoEl Dispatch
HO FOR THE
' l -T-Mc'll'iriE S old stand still kept ejOH ty
' !lie r.lvc. O-
CIO AllS, TOBACCOS, dC. WHOLE
Good Goods, Buy Largely
Ami invite Uiu'e to call ami examine, lif
;d fresh niiU
DELIVERED DAILY !
Ersnrnocra no.'.rs ixplattsmocth
IF TIKV WAST IT, BY
.kn:in y.v;t okpk.rs and i win. tkt asd
and serve yon rejculnly.
BEEIl, ETC ETC.,
j CO TO
Cheapest Place in Town.
Ikx.v' Ale on dravijhi trr ? y thtt ltt-UJe.
J Fiimili'.'s Svpnlied by the Dnrn.
' ti ' p. b. MunniY.
O. b JOHNSON,
All Paper Trimmed Free of
Charge. . ;
ALSO DEALKIi IX
Latest Publ i ra t ion s .
Irr Mcriplioiti "arrully 'iHo untied
ly an Kxperionoert Drns:I'.
RE.VE1IBER THE FLACE.
COR. FIFTH A- 31 A IN STREETS
IS. It. WISDIIAJI,
ATTORXEY' and Counselor at Itt. Real
estate bouelit and sold. T.iscs paid ; and spe
cial nttcniion piven lu colieetions. Oftico over
Dr. ChapniP.u's Drus Store, l'laltsiiioutii. 37yl
Si A II SI OH A Ml AX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW" and Solicitor in Chan
cer v. O.'llesin Fitzgerald's Hlock, i'lutttsuioutli,
AVUKKLKK A. BEASETT,
REAL ESTATE and Tax Faying; Aient, No
taries I'uhiic, I'ire and Life Iiiiiraneo Agents,
IS i: LIVIXliSTO.',
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tenders liis iro
fessional services t the citifn of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sis. ;
Oilice on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
, UIIO. . S1IITJ. . -
ATTORNEY AT LAWnndRealEstater.ro
kpr. Siecial ttcntijn given to Collect ions
and ail matters aifectina tlie title to real estate.
iDiee on ilil floor, over I'ost Of:ice, Flattsmouth,
J !!?! W IIAIXF8
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, and collector of
debts, colled inns made f rem one dollar to ono
thousand doll irs. Morltratrcs. Deeds, and oili
er instrument! drow n, and ?!1 county Imsiness
tisunllv transairtifd bofore a .J:iti?eoI the Peace.
I'.est of rcfereiieo civen if reiiired.
O.Hon jlain street. Vast of Court House.
4'j-yl JOHN V. HAINES.
Hit. J. TU. WAT EU 31 AX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
I;j-KirlU, C'as Co., Xtb.
&Al'.raya at the ofiice on Saturdays. 40yt
rioi!icrn 3ital, & Peed
Always on hand and for sale at Invest cash
prices. The highest prices paid tor Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given cus;om work.
Has Jast opened a New Stork of Fiiiniturr. of
all kinds and is prepared to furnish anvthinif in
his line, at Platuuiouth prices. Will not he
undersold. Call and nee my stock before pitr-cha-sin;;.
Opposite HuMord House, Weeping Water,
J. Sl GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Loration Central. Good Sample Room..
Free Conveyance to and from the Depot at
)3iu3 PhittMiioutii, Neli.
"Lai-stes ami finest JToiel c
t wem C'Siirajro and Sail
GEO...TmiAII,v. - Prop.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on hand
DesPs Mil Vi'iiul'ec Peer.
hirii can b had at no o'.lier
PLACE IN THE CITY.
A No the l?st of
iry.TE.. LTfjrons. a.xd cthaus.:
. LE Nil OFF f- RONNS,
lUn-wmz Dew Saloon!
One door east of. the Saunders House. We
keep the lies; of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
3.liii9 Constantly on HaniL
A fireat 'Ic'lurHon in I'riees of
GUHS, REVOLVERS, &a
Prices reduce 1 from j to 3n jer cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with ruduced priees
for KSTT. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
91 SmithfieU St., Fittiua: irh. Pa. 18.V1
GOOD FRESH MILK,
DeTivered daily in
j.vr r.ir of tiif: citi. jv
Mumm & Co.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ia
.2 2k SQL y
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Maita street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STRAIGHT & 5ULLEIS,
and all kind- of harness stock, constantly on
SUGARS, t . C01TEM,
- - PLOUR,
. AC. .
Kcniemher the tdace oppotitc E. G. Doyey's
on Ixiwvr Main Street.
2 1 -1 y STREIGHT & HILL ER.
)nn At'an'i he made liy every acent everv
SLtl.j nonth in the business we furnish, but
vUUUi'"'se-w''''!1 to woikcan ea.sity eain a
iiozen ilollars a day r!-riit in f hi-rfown localities.
Have i; room to exjii tiu here. Rastness leas
ant and honorable. Women, boys and Kil ls do
as well as men. We will furnish' you a complete
outfit free. The hi:slne payc betterthaii any
tliii: else. We will bear einse f ;tartiii
you. . Particulars five..- Wrteand see. Farm
ers and nieeliijnics, their kou hiuI dau-rliters,
a:id all i-I:ss.es in need of paying work .-t lionie,
should wire to us mid learn ail about the work
atoi.ee. Now i.' the lime. iMn'i delaw Ad
' t'i.k k Co.. Auj- usia, M -lint.
, BY NAN'NIK A. lHtPWORTII.
. Oft within our little cottage.
As tlie Mbndows gently fall.
While the sunlight toiudies softly
One sweet Lice upon the wall.
Do we gather close together.
And in Iniflittd and tender tone
A"k eacli others full forgiveness
For the wriuijt that each hath done.
Should you wonder why this custom
At the endin? ot the day.
Eve and voice would quickly answer,
"It was our dear mother's way !"
If our lioMie he lirlijht and cheery.
If it hold a welcome tru-?.
Opening wiiltj its Uoot of ;reet!iis
To the ma ly. not the few ; se
lf we share our Father'" hounty
With the necdv, d:iy ly day.
'Tis heeaue our hearts remeuihcr
This was our dear mother's way.
Sometime:? wTien ortr haii'd-i prow worry.
Or our task' seem very long ;
When our ourdens look too heavy.
And we ik'em the riht all wrmci ;
Then we jraiu a new fresli c ullage.
As we rise to proudly say :
"Let us do our .lutv hravely.
This was our tU-ar moili-.'is way."
Tim? we keep tier memory precious,
Wliile wo never cae to pray
That, at la't. wlioa leiiirtheiiinii shadows
Mark the evening of lifi:'.s du.
They may had us waiting calmly.
Togo li'jnie our motlier'.' wav !
Urartu and Htm.
T1IL WAY TO HAYES..
An IntfivsMiKr nn'l I.ttcld Uescriptioa
of the 3lethf:l .f Soenrimr nn Inter
view with the i'reideut.
Correspoadence Chicago Times.
The way to see the President is veiy
simple. If you know a Congressman
and if you ln"t you must be low in
the social scale indeed you get hira to
take you up between the hours of 10
! and 12. If you want to see Mr. Hayes
at the earliest possible moment, you
must go up with an Ohio member,
or tt member from the
South. .Southern men are especially
pets with Mr. Hayes just at present,
while he is hard at work upon his mis
sion of p-.aco toward the south.
The people who aro not specially in
troduced arc received from 12 to 2
o'clock in the afternoon. They come
in shoals, and are most all of them life
long friends of Mr. Hayes, friends of
his early childhood, etc. Nearly every
strauper in town is a man with whom
Mr. Hayes invariably' s'opped as a
guest when he was in his town. It is
needless to state that these aneient
friends are all here stekin to be placed
in a position where they can serve
their country. The' are. in nearly ev
ery case tlisanpoiinted, but one thing
about thoir disappointment has its
good side, and that i, they are not de
ceived by any promises of what may
be done for them in the dim anil uncer
tain future of politicians a future
that has broken more hearts in Wash
ington wit!: weary waiting than one
would Cnto to c.mnt up o:i a pleasniit
day when the wind is blowing from
When you go to sop the 1'resi h-r.t
you go up a wide stairway upon the
left oi the main ante-room of thw Vliit:
House. At the. main door you pull the.
bronze headed bell-pull, or if you are
very democratic you push your wav in
without ringing, where you are met by
the same pimple-red fae d, English,
flunky-looking door keeper that served
under CJ-?n. Grant's eight years of reign,
lie is a very "h'aifabie paiiy,"who used
to be a great source of comfort to old
Grandfather Dent when he used to live
at the White House. Tho old gentle
man, Dent, would get a long clay pipe,
a paper of tobacco, and comedown and
spend his mornings with the doorkeep
er. Grandfather Dent would sit in the
sunny window upon tlie left of the
main entrance, where, with a battered
silk hat upon the back of his head, his
countenance wreathed in lazy content,
and the blue smoke of lrginia tobac
co, lie would discuss kitchen gossip
with the doorkeeper with the go and
enjoyment of a beldame.
- Upon the second-iloor landing you
can go to your right or to your left.
Tho left leads you to a room where a
sub-secretary sits driving away at a
heap of letters before him. This room
is plainly furnished. Hanged about it
are lounges and chairs, whero visitors
wait. 1 f you go to the) right you pass
at once to the long hall that runs the
entire length of three rooms used as
the executive oflices. The first room
at the west end of the hall is the pri
vate office of the President. It is con
stantly guarded by a white doorkeeper,
who admits no one but the President's
The second door is guarded by a bullet-headed
negro, pop-eyed, broad in
loins, portly in stomach, slovenly in
dress, but always very polite and ready
to attend to all demands of visitors.
The third door leads to the oilice of
a sub-secretary. This room is very
easy of access. The reporters of the
local press enter heie unannounced, to
get the list of visitors of importance, a
daily register being kept for their use.
The second room is occupied by Co!.
Ilogers, the President's private secreta
ry, Webb Hayes, and Col. Corbin, who
has beeu assigned to duty at the white
house from the war department. This
room is almost constantly filled, access
to the President by the average visitor
being made through . the private secre
tary. It is he who recsives your curd
and notifies the president of your call
and who tells you when the President
can see you, if sit all.
The present private secretary is not
a man whom the average, observer
would say would be likely to repeat
tin scandals of 15alcock. He is a man
in appearance of about 45 years of age.
He is slight built, medium height, has
a consumptive complexion, clear blue
yes, straight nose, light hair, and san
dy, reddish mustache and whiskers.
lie looks like a successful dry goods
salesman of the character arrived at
the position of a confidential clerk.
You get the idea at once that he is a re
ligious man, who is good to his wife
and children, and in tlie village where
he resided must have been valued in
the Sunday school walks of life. He
is very polito to visitors, and always
rises from his desk when approached.
As he is consumptive, and, as a conse
quence, not very stout in his legs, the
needs of his health will soon subdue
this form of politeness. At present he
is working hard to become, familiar
with his duties. The gridiron, pockmarked-
Major Suiffem, whose face
looks as if cut out of tanned alligator's
skin, a former secretary of Grant's,
sits at his right and coaches him. Snif-
fen is continually saying, "My
don't do that. It is against the
of the office."
Example: I called upon Col. Holers
the other momingr and asked him fcr a J
list of the applicants for federal pat
ronage in the west and northwest.
He was about to comply,
with' that exquisite politeness
and easy urbanity that is alwavs char
acteristic of a new AVashington official
and never ef an old oi.e, when Sniff ;n,
who "was near, heard a word of what
was being said and stopped with a
"What is it ?"
Col Rogers explained.
"ily God!" said SniiTen, "tins is
agairrst all precedent. Think of the
mortification entailed upon those who
apply and fail, by having their names
published. It has never been done,
and you should not."
Col: l'ogers at once agreed to this,
and it of course emled that business. .
'WeJjb Hayes has a seat by the side
of Cjjl. Ilogers. IIo is a melancholy
young man, who looks like a cross be
tween a theological student and a vil
lage clrk. You couldn't tailor him up
and make a swell out of him.becauso he
is self-conscious and bow-legged. He
is about IS, and never stirs about with
out a huge pair of gig lamps fastened
at the and of a big nose. He is sad
dened and solemnified, down through
from the roots of his straight, spLkey
hair to the bottoms of hi3 uig feet
witli the dire misfortune of being a
President's son. Put all the same he
attends to his business, does not at
tempt to put on anything extraordinary
in tlie way of ..maimers, and if h were
anything else but the son of his father,
wouhl have some sort of a show.
Co!. Corbin in this room ii especial
ly detailed hereto read correspondence.
He is a tall, broad-shouldered, black
haired black moustached, boyish-looking
"six footer.". -He is a Columbus'!
boy, else he would not be witli Hayes.!
The manners in this room are pretty j
smoke, if vou like.
You stay as Ion;
in the corners
I as you pleaaa when
Eittie groups gather
and converse. I'airs
stroll aboir, chatting, loafing about as
they did in the Governor's oiiice iii Co
lumbus. The Pt'o;-id-nt's private ofiica is a
long apartment, richly tinted with
gorgeous dashes of deep scarlet in all
its furniture. Here Mr. Hayes walks
or aits as he talks with his visitors, as
tho humor suits him. In this he dif
fers from Grant. The later always sat
stolidly at his desk and rarely if ever
arose during a call. Hayes laughs and
jokes with his visitors, lie fences al'
ready very well against th many de
mands made upon him. So long as he
adheres to his present civil service pol
icy, he has a very good weapon of de
fence. L'avtcr ia Eajlaad.
Of Ulster Monday rites various cu
rious, reiics siiil linger. 0:ic, called
"clipping Liu' church," is performed by
children of the charity schools, amid
penp.o ami shouts of joy.
their backs. against the out-
side; of ihsj church,
til the circle is con
and join hands un
plete and tha build-
ing surr ounded, when the ceremony is
over, ait they go to another church.
Another cus'ora in Durham is for
men to o about the streets ami take
of! a slioa from every worn ut they
meet, unless shu vvil! pay a small fee
to prevent it. The next day. as is but
fair, tlie. women retort by doing the
same to the men.
In some parts a still more ridiculous
custom is found, called "heaving" or
"lifting.''; On Monday the men "lift"
the n'omiii, and on Tuesday the women
are the lifters. It is done thus: two
strong men cross hands in the way we
used to call "making a chair," in. mu
scimol days, or they carry a chair lined
with white and decorated wiih flowers
and ribbons. On meeting a xroman in
the street they invite her to take a seat,
and, in fact, insist upon it. They then
lift her into the air three times, when
she iiitisf Kiss each of her lifters, and
give them money besides. In the time
of Edward I this custom was so gen
eral that even the King was "lifted."
In Kent the young eop!e on Easter
Monday "go a pudding-pieing."
That is, j o to public houses to eat pudding-pie,
ii dish about the size of a sau
cer, withdaised paste rim, and custard
And everywhere, and all the time,
are eggs, eggs, eggs; boiled and color
ed; striped and mottled, and gilded;
ornamented with names, or mottoes,
or pictuies. Common ones are vari
ously adorned with designs drawn with
a bit of fallow, which ketps ttie dye
from taking on those parts. A better
kind of d'jeoration is to scratch the de
sign with a sharp knife on an egg after
it is dyed ; landscapes, mottoes, ttc,
can be mde very neatly.
A common game which, perhaps,
you know is played with Easter eggs.
The owner of a hard-boiled Easter egg
challenges any ono he meets to strike
eggs with him. If his egg breaks the
other, it is called "the cock of one,"
and its owner has the broken one as a
trophy. When it has broken two, it is
"cock of two," and so on. If an egg
which is cock of one or more is broken,
tho conqueror adds the number of tro
phies won by the victim to his own
Tl:eccustom of making presents of
eggs is said to be Persian, and to bear
allusion to the "mundano egg," from
which the world was fabled by certaiu
nations to have been derived. It is a
custom J among Jews, Egyptians, and
Hindoos, and was adopted by Chris
tians to symboliz the Resurrection.
This feast of eggs, therefore, very
properly occurs at Easter. Olice
Thorne, St. Nicholas for Ap' il.
How I This!
When you take ado; lv the tail anl drawhlm
across a Mock a .id eiioi with an ax. do you cut
oil the tad or tlie rioy So jthuru A'f irV. -
That dep-nds. If you take the dog
by tlie. tail and chop with th ax across
tho block, then you cut the dog off. If
you take the tail by the dog and chop
with the ax across tire block, then you
cut the tail off. If you take the block
by the tail and chop across the dog
with the ax, then you cut tha block off.
If you take the ax by tho dog and chop
across the t.vl with the block, then you
cut the ax off. If you take tho dog by
the block and chop across the ax with
thf? tail then you cut the dog off. If
you taKe tne tail in tlie ax ana ciiopj
across tho l,l,vL- wfti. ti,e,in. ti.n v.-m i
cut the tail off. If, on thii contrary, j uu! 0:lt'th IS fiVr,A owned by a New
the tail takes the block by tire ax and I ork merchant. His friends already
chops across the block by you, or the j distinguish him as th.; Mud Doctor.
block takes the dog by you and chops i - .- --
across tlie ax with the tail, or the dog Tweed's chances of a speedy release
takes you by the tail and blocks across; from imprisonment are said to lie im
the chop, then it.s'lime to put for tho periled bv the presence of Sweeney,
woods, for we cannot answer the con-i
sequences. WU-i-l P
THE NEW SENAT0IW.
Judge Davis of Illinois, anl Senator
From the Infer Ocean.
Washington, March 13, 1877.
The mast prominent of the new Sen
ators is Judge Davis, of Illinois, who
will have an influential part in the
framing of legislation during the next
six years. He is a man of immense
size,' weighing perhaps 30 pounds, but
active, robust, and as spry as a sylph.
He has a large round head, with im
mense cheeks.and a fringe of gray beard
under his chin. Ho seems to be quite
pleased wit! Lis ner place hi tlie sen
ate, for being a man of active disposi
tion and an inclination to take a hand
in politics.his position on tha bench had
become irksome to him, and having
borne judicial honor for a tim:? ho was
anxious to seek new pastures.
His political position is an enigma
many people would like to solve. Al
though he has beeu several times sought
by the Democrats for official honors,
and was elected by them t j the Senate,
3IORE THAN HALE INCLINED TO EE A
-When he entered the Senate he chose
a desk en the Republican sida bet -een
Rollins, of New Hampshire, and Saun
ders, of Nebraska; although there were
more favorable seats among the Demo
crats. This was the subject of consid
erable comment, and was tlie reason
why the Democrats declined to invito
him into their caucuses, and of their
givingnotiee that the Republicans must
provide him with committee positions,
as tliuy, the democrats should not. The
committees of the Senate are ma.I up
in caucus, and are divided between the
two parties in proportion to the repre
sentation of each i:i the Senate. For
instance, in the last Senate there, wcro
nearly forty-five republicans to twenty
five democrats; hence on committees
of nine members the Republicans h id
six and tha Dumocrats three. Now
that tho Republicans have but a small I
majority, on com:ni:tei s oi nine mem
bers tl'.vjy have five and tha Dem jcrats
four. On tli Judiciary Committee,
Juilga Davis w.is given ons of the Re
publican places, an I it now .stands four
Republicans, four Democrats, with
Judge Davis as the ninth man.
In conversation with your correspon
dent the other day, Ju Ig'i Davis ex
STRONGLY IN SYMPATHY" WITH PRESI
DENT II A YEs'
new policy toward the South, and in
reference to the civil service, and said
that while he acknowledges no party
affiliations, he should give, the Presi
dent a cordial and active support. He
bai already beoit called into the Whito
House council, and his a lvica has been
asked by the President upon several
matters of importance.- While taore
have been no votes taken in the Senate
on strictly party questions, at eveiy op
portunity the Judge has given practical
evidence of his support of the Presi
dent by voting to confirm all of his
nominations, Fred Douglass among the
number. ' It may bo understood as set
tled that lio will be an administration
man as long as . the present lwlicy' is
He likes his old title of "Judge" bet
ter than his old title of --Senator." I
approached him the other dy and com
menced a remark by saying "Mr. Sena
tor ." He interrupted me at once.
"C A L L M I : J L I Ki !;'
said he. "I have been called Judge for
th-'rty years since lsi1?, when I was
first elected to the bench. and I am
too old a man to be rechristened."
Although he. has never mingled in
timately with Senators and members
of Congress while he has been on the
bench, at once after his election to the
Senate he formed intimacies with sev
eral of his new colleague's, and every
day you can see him chatting In tho
cloak rooms or parading the lloor arm
in arm lovingly with fellow Senators,
like a freshman in college. It is quite
ludicrous to see him embrace Sharon,
of Nevada, who is the smallest man in
the Senate. They look like the pigmy
and the giant making love.
SHARON AND DAVIS
are both famous diners out. They are
epicures, and their winters in Wash
ington are but a series of "square
meals." bharou caa make a salad bet
ter thrtii an man ia tlie. Senate except
Anthonv. and Davis is said to r a iik
third in the art of the cuisine. They
have been alternating between each
other's tables nearly ail winter. Shar
on lives at tho Riggs House, and has a
private dining room, where his meals
are spread with a bill of fare of his own
arrangement. Judge Davis lives at
the old National Hotel, where he has
occupied tho same rooms for sixteen
years, and he also has his private din
Davis and McCreory, of : Kentucky,
are great friends. McCreeiy is a quaint
old man. whom I have often spoken of
as the Pickwick of the Senate.
The legislation of the nxt six years,
especially that which will pass through
the Judiciary Committee, wilt feel the
strength of judge Davis mind and hs
wide exprrienc?, an I his services will
have an inestimable value. Curtis.
Dirt as Medicine.
Soma very extraordinary properties
have been discovered in the earth of
New Jersey. It seems to be an infallible
cure for chronic diseases, for rheuma
tism, wounds, bruisesgaud corrupting
sores. The application is very simple.
The earth is bound on to the limb; and
changed once a day. Some very extraor
dinary cures have been performed, and
people carry off quantities of the earth
and apply it at home. It can be found
not only by tlie acre, but ly the mile.
It is as good for " animals as it is for
man. A farmer had a hog that was
fearfully lacerated, inSlammation set in
and the hog was turned out to die. IIo
crawled to a hollow filled with swash.
He laid himself down and continued
to wallow. In three days the iutianmia
wp.s gone. The animal bcg.iu to eat, and
in less than a week was perfectly cur
ed. Whether tlie medical properties are
chemical or mineral no one can tell as
yet. The farm on which this remarka-
who fears the revelations and d.V:I-
All cominunicat ion for this dei'irt uiit must
he plainly written on one side of the t;er.
contain no jicrsoua! r iinjnoner allusion., and
he accompanied w ii h the writerV kk vi. name
though il need not necessarily he signed to the
article written. Correspondents can do as thev
like a'lout that, l.'iit must inform us privately
of their real nauies.J
Pleasant, Cass Co.. Neil.
March lrtth, 1877.
Mr. Herald I read the letters in
the Letter liox, and think them very
interesting. We have a splendid Sab
bath school, there are a great many at
tend. We hear that there are several
cases of small pox in PlaUsmouth, but
hope it is not very serious. ' There has
been a great deal of sickness in our
neighborhood. As I do net like to tire
the readers of the Letter Box, I will
bring my letter to a close. Yours truly
March ltlh, 1S77.
Editor IIetiald : L;;st night a v ry
respectable, audience attended the
academy of mu.sic to har Rev. W, E.
Copeland; subject: "The Temple of
Honor. He did not propose t deliver
an old fashioned temp-jraaca lecture,
denouncing the saloon-keeper the
worst man in the world ; tint ha found
them very much like other men, but
were prompted to their nefarious busi
ness by n:t inordinate love , of money.
He held that t lie controlling power is
vested in the buyer and not in the sel
ler; at the same tiui3 patting every
m in upon his honor. This the Tem
ple proposed to do, without calling to
their aid lecturers or crusaders, llu
thought an opinion prevailed (among
some good temperance men) that the
organization w;ts got up at this time
for political purposes, but assure 1 his
hearers that.wa; not the cas. as thy
had ho candidate in tho fud l; he ex
horted to help their fathers, husbands
and brothers in keeping th pledge, al
though their order did no. admit thein
(the ladies) to their Temple. An There
we enter our protest against excluding
the ladies from equal privileges in all
that pertains to the cause? of lemp: r
ance, as they have the chiif burden to
bear, occasioned by intemperance. Rut
we cannot further intrude on your gen
erosity ; lufih-e it to s.iy lb it th" i-pak,
er was liberal and generous in his
opinions, mild in his cririci?m -, and al
though we cannot fully en lorse h's
views, we wen; highly gratified with
the entertainment. We nms. not oit
to say in conclusion, that th-.j singing
of Miss Rogers was par exeellenca, far
above tlie praise of our humble pan.
May that beautiful song: "Nearer my
God to Thee," never be forgo tt m by
those wiio heard it. Merccrics.
The L onion L'liiet calls attention
to the importance, as a safeguard to
public health, of securing the early de
tection of cases of scarlet fever, it be
ing of incalculable, msequ nci not only
to the patient, but also to the commu
nity, in order that timely measures
may be taken in-preventing the fpread
of the disease. The L meet says that
the throat symptoms are the most
trustworthy fr tho purpose of diag
nosis in the initial stages of scarlet fe
ver; tha soft part of thy palate is ex
tensively reddened, and not merely
the tonsils, as is the caso in the first
instance in ordinary sore throat. When
this condition is met with, accompan
ied by a very hot skin and a very quick
pulse, attended or preceded by sickness
with a thickly-furred tongu red bor
der; .and prominent papil'a-, a case of
scarlet fever may bo prepared for. In
most casen, adds this journal, sickness
occurs within twenty-four hours after
the commencement of the attack in
deed, it well Is known to all observers
that in fpniportioii of cas, sickness
occurs within tweiity-oue or eighteen
Twiggs took out his noK'book
jotted flown some specomens of
I copy them:
St hi taps,
tcetis beer, limbn ryr, yaw.
son - rout, Uirch-tcaniter, stria huytl.
Zoitnny, chopin, ami a lew otlims. It
would seem from these spoeimans that
is quite a different tongue from either
the Yankee or the American, which is
founded upon the Eng ish. I must
relate in the next chapter tlie astound
ing events which led to our arrest, ami
which will undoubtedly leal to a des
tructive war between England and the
-Tlie fact is," said a tidy , wife, "a
man does not know how to straighten
up things. Iledoes not know how to
commence. I dou t wonder," she re
marked in conclusion, "that when God
made Adam he went right to work and
made a Woman to tell him what to do.""
More than one-half of all the diseas
es and parasites which infest-farm
stock arc the direct result of neglecting
to .furnish them with proper food dur
ing col 1, stormy weather. Catile of
all kinds, when forced to remain in
muddy, wit yards during cold weather
arc liable to various diseases of the
feet, such as hoof ail and foot rot, and
me nest preventive is tin ground, or I
yards littered witli straw, or some siin
ilar coarse material.
The Interior Department is making
investigations into the pine-land
steal in Minnesota.
The stranded Rusland, near Long
Branch, is still going to fragments, and
there is little hope now of saving, her
or any part of her cargo.
George Simson was arrested in Han
cock county, this Slate, charged iwith
committing a murder in Texas. The
ollicer lefi with him for that state.
Edwrvid Wells, a murderer, was ta-
ken from jail in Waynesboro, Ga., and ! lovely for any tiling,, when the infant
Ivnched by a mob ot unknown men.! of tho house unfoi tiniatelv whispere:i:
Wells confessed to the murd
r of il-1
FOE THE HOUSEHOLD.
Women's Wages in France. In
the lalt! sittings of the Workingmcn's.
Congress in Paris, Madame Raoult pre-"
seated a report upon the wretched:y
paid labor of women. Many made che
mises at .'J francs (00 cents) a dozen,'
half a dozen a day being the a vera go
amount completed. OtLer work was'
in pioportion. The report recommends'
that workwomen should associate co
operatively ia large establishments,
where they could not only receive wa-.
ges, but share the profits now accruing
to employers. Until women found sC
way of doing this successfully no'
chance existed of ameliorating their
condition The workingwomen's asso
ciations of Paris were represented at
the Congress by 23 J delegates, and those
of the provinces by ninety-live. This'
Congros obtained a respectful recogni-"
lion by th? press.
Heat of Rooms. The investment,
of a shilling for a thermometer will'
make paying returns in health. Tho'
great tendency in Winter is to keep'
rooms too warm. The foundation of
pneumonia, pleurisy and pulmonary
consumption is ireoueniiy lam in over
heated, ill-ventilated apartments. The
inmates become accustomed to breath
ing hot, close air the system is toned
down and relaxed, and a slight expos
ure to cold and wet results in serious'
illness. ... ,
"Some vears since," says a medical
writer, "wo called one evening on a '
friend, whom we found in a cosy sit- "
ting room with a large fire, alow ceil
ing, and the heat ranging about the '
eighties. She was suffering from a se
vere cold but could give no account'
how she took it. A mouth later sho
and her sister died within a week of
each other, and were buried in tha
same grave. Tho Intelligent use of a
thermometer would, doubtless have '
saved both of those lives."
The mercury in the tube should nev- "
er bo permitted to stand above seventy. '
If that temperaturu is not sufficient; to
give warmth, it is an indication that '
the person does not take sunicient ex
ercise, and the cure for it is more miles 1
and more llamicl. In tho coldest
weather, when the ground is like stono '
under the feet, when there is no drip '
from the taves, and when tho snow
lies on the roof, rooms should bo ven
tilated. Pure air should bo admitted
through open doors and windows, k '
thatth oxygen consumed by flame and
by respiration may be replaced, ami
the effete and poisonous matters
thrown off by tho body thoroughly
driven away. As one of our best writ
ers on household science remarks, ven
tilation is a question of money. Rut
how much wiser is he who, while will- '
ing to pay a large c:.! bill, Jet ci.joj.s '
fresh air in his winter sitting-room,
than he who keeps everything shut
up that the heat may not be lost, and
lias a long doctor's bill to settlo in tho
Spring, and, mayhap, a grave to be cut
through the frozen turf. Ex.
Pri;.ssi:d Chicken. Cut the chick-'"
ens into about four parts, and boil
them in as little water as possible;
when done tender take out the meat
but keep the broth boiling; pick the '
meat from the bones, take off the skin -chop
it, put in some butter, pepper and
salt, and as chicken myitis very dry
you will need the broth to moisten it
With; dip the oil all off before adding
tha broth to the meat, mix thoroughly
add press it. It will be nice enough '
foranykind of evening entertainment .
Cheese Cakes. Roll out some nice
pull' paste, not very thin, brush it over
with cold water, spread it half over
with grated cheese, then lap tha other
half over and pass the rolling pin light
ly over it, cut into strips four inches
long and two widu and bake in a quick
oven; as soon as taken from the oven
sift sugar over each one. These aie
very nice for dessert.
Mrs. Miller's E-rown RitsTAD.-IIalf
a cup Hour; one cup Indian meal; two
cups of Granam Hour; two-thirds of a
cup of molasses:; one taMospouuf ul of
so la in sour or buttermilk to make a
thick batter; teaspoonf ul of salt. Steam -three
hours, then put in oven to dry.
Graham Short Cake. One cup of -sour
milk.one-half cup cream, one tea- -spoonful
soli, one teaspoonful salt;'
make a batter as thick as can be stirr
ed with a spoon, sprerd a layer of it in "
a baking-tin, put bits of butter over it.
then another layer of batter. Hake in
a moderate oven un;i well browned..
When cool enough to handle open be- -tween
tho layers and put in berries, -peaches,
stewed apples, or any kind of
juicy fruit; let stand a few minutes -and
you have "dainty dish to set before
Ii. G. W. write: Cardinal red is ob- -tained
by first coloring yellow and then,'
red. Prepare both dyes at the sarri')
time. Dye the goods to a bright yellow, -wring,
and dip into tho red. bath. If
too bright to be cardinal strengthen -the
red dye, if too dark return to t
yellow bath. Repeat the process until
cardinal is obtained. The dyes that I
use are yellow patent and ro.v; auilin-?. .
but I think any yellow and very darl;
red would produce the shade.
A lady writes; In your column r.t "
Queries aid Answers 1 see a recipe for
restoring color to hair. Allow me to
say that lac sulphur ani sugar of lead -produce
paralysis of the brain and of
the iP'rve of tha eye sooner or later.'.'"
This I know, both by observation and
sad experience. If you value your lifo
do not use either oi tlie abovu.. Let na
ture have its course. S.ige tea will pry
vent falling o.T and produce growth.
Worms in Plants. Mrs. JLGoff--towu
Center, N. J b, writes: If Miss A..
D.. of Iowa, would like a remedy that .
wit! kill all insects infesting the rco; s
of Iit lio-tse plants, let her try the Tel- -lowing,
wkdeh I know f rom experionea
to be a successful rem-dy: after stir- -rinf
the soil in your flower-jars, sprin
kle over tha top or the earth about ono
teaspoonful of tohartro dustings, ob
tained at cigar-makers. If one appli
cation does riot destroy thesw pests, try
it again, us it will not injure your
They hai company to ivx. m Tho ta--ble
was set out splendidly; the biscuits
were as white and light and flaky as .
snow, and the cake was just lovely; tl:-v
cmpany were .delighted with every--tliing,
and enjoying themselves hugely
and getting tho modus operandi of
making the biscuit, which wore Icq-
Aia, way uon t we. nave such
wh' c there nitt '-('U.pinv ?"
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