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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1877
F.xtm c pies nf thf !Ikuai.i fr ti1r by .L I
Yoimc, IMstoflice news ilr iol, ami O. r. Julin
sun.cururr of Main and Fifth Street..
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OF PLA TTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA,
TO'KTZ.K. A CLARK,"
K. ii. HVICT
A. W. Ul'Ul'RniJX. .
This n.-uik 1 bow open for business at their
new room, corner .Mam and ."sixtli alrcets, auu
is prepared to transact 3 general
Stocks, Bond-, Gold. Cuv.rnment and Lacal
POCtlHT AND SOLD.
ThwMi't Received nnd Interest Allow
ed on Tim' Certificates.
AVallahle mi wit part of tke I niiud Status and
In ail tha Principal Towns and Citio.
AG CATS FOR TIXi:
In man Line and Allan Line
Pnnum wishing to brtujj oU tueir friend. from
rrncHAii ticket rnov is
Thronth to Plattsiuonth.
Fleming & Race,
Our Hoods arc all New,
aJ wa sell them CHEAT.
THY US ONCE, AND SEE I
(40yi) vi:iirxa vt.lt En. neb.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Main Street, opposite Saunders ITotur.
Miavln; and .Sliainpooiiis-.
ESPECIAL ATTENTION CIVKN TO
l ulling C'tilltlrenVs and Ladies'
CALL AND SEE BOOXK, CENTS,
Ami cet : beonc i:i a
Keep:; oi.e of ilia
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St.. aist of Firat Nat. IUnk.)
PLAITSMOITH, - - -
JUT BAR IS HirrUEE T. IT11 THK
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
BEER, ETC., ETC.
r O l" A U Y
Machine Sh ops I
PLAns.Monn, n eb.,
Repairer of Steam Enjincs, Boilers,
Saic and trist MiHs,
iAS AMI MTF.AM FITTIJ,
Wrmipht Iron Pipe. Fnrre and IJft Pile.Steani
tiane. Safety-V.tlvt: flovernor. and all
kind of P.ra.s. Kiiirine Kit tins,
repaired on short notice.
Eepnirctl on Short Notice. Wyl
Coine HereRoast Beef.
Walk In Mutton Chops.
SI NO- OUT
G a m e. risn. fo rr r.. .?.t xra. r, v.. a xn a ll
otheu heats is seasux at
YOUNG'S Butcher Shop,
ST WE 8,
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
One Door East or the Pot-ORlee, PlattsJnouth,
... : o :
Practical Workers in
SHEET IRON, ZINC, TIN, BRA
ZIERY, dc, tf c.
Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
COAL STOVES, i
Vool anil l. ai rnoves iui
HEATING Oil COOKING
Alway on Hand.
Every variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in tiloek.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
jgTE VERYTIlISa WA IIRA STED
ritUKS I.MV BOH'X.
. SAGE BROS.
f)C FAXOV (MKIH. 1G styles with name
toet post paid. J. 15. llustcd, Nassau, liens.
L .S . Y. U4
4 f Card no two alike 10c. 40 of me in
Mt handsome loulle eae .'lie., 25 chromo
r 50 ,i,,e wliit 'r1'-. Cardinal l!ed
r4 15c.. i".Fet in fold i'.c.. your name on
all. The whole lot for si. Sample nf card and
a 32 column weekly paper for 3j. j. H.
ma w, 1 Winter St.. lioston. Mas.
WITH A COLD IS ALWAYS DANC.KUOCS.
WELLs' CARBOLIC TABLETS,
a "lire remedy for COCiHIS. and all disease
of the TllHOAT. LUXtlS, ClIK.iTA.SV MV
pct rr only in ma k p.oxks.
SOLD I5Y ALL DKLOCWSTS.
JC. N. C II I TT K N TO N . 7 Sixth Avenue, N. V.
Cii1A month. A ire 'its Wanted on our three
STOIIV ol tia 4UI,3,V 1SOSS.
a fail aeeonol, of this iri al ) i i i . tvriilen hy
his fath r, heat Koluuson Crujoe in thrillini;
interest. The illusl rated harid-hook to all
re li;ion. a complete H'-euunt of ail denomi
nations and seet. :w illustration. Also the
lailie' medical euide. hv Dr. Paneoast. ino il
lustrations. These I'o iks sell at .siht. Male
and Kemale Agent coin monev on them. Par
ticulars free. Vipie hv mail eaeli. John K.
fritter & Co.. I'liHadelp'hia.
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
fcif We want r')0 more first-class
Seicing Maehinn A'jents. and 500 men
of energy and ability tu learn the busi
ness of Xt llin' Sewing Machines. Com
pensation Liberal, but varying accord
ing to Ability, Character and Qualifi
cations of the Agent. For particulars,
Wilson limi Midline Co., CMcago.
K27 Si 8J0 Broad a.iY.. or New Oi lcans, La.
A HOSlE AND FARM
OF VOTTB QWU.
On the line of a tireat liaiiroad with good mar
kets both Ka-1 and Went.
NOV is tmiEtoSECURE it
Mild Climate. Fertile Soil. bet Country for
Stork UaiinK in tle C'liited Statex.
KooVs. Maps. Kull information, also "TliF.
riOX'Kt-.lt.-'sent Irec to all parts of the
O. F. OAX'IS.
U-iild Com. L'. P. U. II.
4 ) 1 1 1 aha. Neb.
BRYAN & CHAMBERS,
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
COLL A RS,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Done with Neatn8"s Dispatch
HO FOK THE
SIsgIs Hills I
wiioi.;:? ilk ?,iiro:i
A2 t IC-Alt STOIIE,
,-' ;i;n:n'S old stand still kept open by
"ICARS. TORACCOS.ilC. WHOLE
SALE d- RETAIL.
vr K v. rrr
Good Goods, Buy Largely
And invite trade to citll and examine, ltf
rtfinfl1'-"'1 be made by every as;e;it every
X. niJ(J'iirnit!i in the business we furnish, but
U J J j those willing fo work can easily earn a
to.eii dollars n day riirht in theii own loealities.
Have no room So epl'tiu here. P.usiiiess pleas
ant :ir.d honorable. omen, boy and pills do
as well as men. We will furnish you acoiniilete
outfit free. The business pay better than any
thin else. We will lie;ir expense -f starting
vou. Part ieulars free. Write anil see. Farm
ers and mechanic, their son and daughters,
and all cla.Nes in need of payimr, work at home,
should wri'e to us and learn ail about the work
at ouee. .Now i the time. Don't delav. Ad
dress T,iUK & Co.. Augusta, Maine.
Gmid fresh milk
DELIVERED DAILY !
E VKR YF.OD Y'S HOME IS PLA TTSHOUTH
IK THEY WANT IT, BY
j. r. KiuiMcisTKn.
fSFXI 1JT YOl'Jt OHIFR AND I WILL. TKT A3D
and serve you regularly.
roi: you p.
Choice Wines, Liquors,
BEER, ETC., ETC.,
Cheapest Fiace in Tovn.
Halts' Ale on draught or hy the Itottle.
Families Supplied by the Dozen.
39 1 4 P. B. MURPII r.
O. F. JOHNSON,
All Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
I'rewrription Carefully Compounded
ly aii ICxpcrienced Irucsl(.t.
KEMLMBKR THE PLACE.
COR. FIFTH if- MAIN S7REETS
JL VTTSMOl TH. N F.Lir
IE. It. WIMHIA3I,
ATTORN KY and Counselor at Uw. Keal
estate bouirht and sold. Taxes paid ; and so
cial attention given to collection!. Office over
Dr. Chapman's Druit Store, Plat tsniouth. a7yl
Sill .11 CIIA IMIAX.
ATTOUNKY AT LAW and Solicitor in dinn
er rv. Otlie in Fitzgerald's Ulock, I'lattsmouth.
uuki:i.i:i: a iif.axktt,
Kl'AI. ESTATE and Tax Paying Aeents, No
t;iries Public, Fire and Life Insurance Agents,
It It LIVIXUKTOV
PHYSICIAN & srUGKON. tenders his pro
fevsional services tn the citi7n of C.iss county.
Hesidence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Office on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
(ilEO. W. iSMITIl.
AITOItNK Y AT LAW and bal Estate Bro
ker. Special attention given to Collection
avd all matters atTectin- the title to real estate.
Office on '2d floor, over Post Office, I'lattsmouth,
Nebraska. 40 1.
JO II W II A IX KM
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, an.t collector of
debts, collections made from one dollar to ohe
thousand dollars. Mortgages. Deed, and oth
er instrument! drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
l;et of reference given if required.
OtTic on Main street, Wwst of Court House.
49-yl JOHN W.HAINKS.
IIt. J. 31. YVATEKMAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Isonixville, Cast Co., Seb.
taT"Always at the oflice on Saturdays. 40yl
PLA TTS MOl'TII, NKIt.
C.HEISEL, j Proprietor.
Flour, Corn 3Ic.il, & Feed
Alway on hand ami for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat ar.d
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
J.S. GREGORY, - - - Pojrietor.
Location Centra'. Good Sample lloom..
Free Conveyance to ar.d from the Depot at
43m3 I'lattsmouth, Neb.
J. J. I Mil OFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known aud most popular Landlord
in the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
'GRAM) CERT RAL7
I-ar.xesl and finest Hotel Kc-
(wcea C'liicao and San
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
I keep constantly on haiT;l
Best's rdilwaukec Beer.
which, can b liad at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
1 i the best of
WISKS, LfQCfJliS. AXV CT'iAIiS.
L EN II OFF tt BONNS,
3Iornin.: Pew Suloon !
One door cast of the ?.i!inile;-R lloas'.'. We
keep the l esl of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
33ni'J Constantly on Hand.
A reat KeJuctlon in IrieVSTf
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 3') per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with ruduecd prices
for 1S.7. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
01 Smithtield St.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 13yl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
. ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Mat-street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - 'NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STHEIGHT & 3ULLEH,
and all kii.ds of harress stock, constantly on
Kememher the plac opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Ixiwsr Main Street.
21-ly STREIGIIT & MILLER.
BEST FARMING LARDS
FOK SALE BY
Mo. a. a.
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at 6 per cent Interest.
Six Yuirs Credit at 6 per cent Interest,
and 20 per cent Discount.
Other Liberal Disroants For Cash,
Itebntrx on Karen and KrrlxhtH,
and rrtuiuin tor Improve
ment. Pamphlets and Jfaps. containing fr.U partic
ulars, will be mailed Iree to any part of the
world on application to
IONKR. It. A M, R. K.
Far away on drowsy pools reposingr.
Folded lillie touch the water's ede ;
There, with blush and shadow, niht is closing ;
Brown hirds'a nestle low within the sedge.
Hear the sea wares moan and cob,
Suow-ttake.s whirl, and wind-gust throb ;
Hut my baby lies closely to mo prest.
Sleep, my baby ; ah. my baby rest ;
Sweet, my baby, rest.
Faraway in inland forest dusky.
Nuts fail stilly on the mossy sod ;
Ripened berries breathe out fraurauee musky ;
Dreaming squirrels idly wink and nod ;
Here the created breakers flash.
Sea-birds scream and stormy-wind clash ;
P.ut my babe lie warm upon my"brea-t ;
Sleep, my baby ; all, my baby, rest ;
Sweet, my baby, rest.
Scribnc'r for t'thruttry.
An intervieir with t'it Parents -of
But!g8"aod "To(Hie."nw Mr. Hab
ertoa came to write the Greatest Liter
ary Seasation of the perio'l.
Special Correspondence el the Chicago Tribune.
New York, March 2. Perhaps 119
phase has been so comrnon'y used in
the literary world, no question more
generally asked, than "Who in the
world are 'Helen's Babies?"' Many a
copy of the book has been sold from
the simple curiosity created by the
tantalizing title. The appetite
this knowledge beinj satisfied,
reader of the book then becomes
tensely anxious to know who the
thor was. The stories that were printed
were very amusing; to the author, and
the amount of information received
about his little book came with the
delicious aroma of constant
surprise. As I hapened to know that
there was an immense amount of trash
accumulating about the book, its wi it
er, his wife and children, 1 called at
his house to-day for the purpose of yet
ting the golden grains of truth about
the greatest sensation in the literary
world for years.
Standing on the heights of Brooklyn,
out-looking on Xew York and its em
bracing waters, is a spacious, v'ne-clad
house, occupied and owned by a won
derful energetic Eastern woman, Mrs.
Gratinis. Some three years ago she
felt it her duty to start a weekly pa
per, advocating Wic union of churches
slie does so. It is still going on, has
a large list of contributes (she pays
nothing for her copy). She has just
spirit enough to keep at it till she dies;
but the Church Union will fail in its
object. It is the size of LJiecher's
John Ilabberton, parent of "Helen's
Babies book and babies both has tha
second floor of this house. When I
was ushered into his parlor I found
Mrs. Haberton, who said Mr. Ilabber
ton would bo home in a few minutes.
"We have real a great many funny
things, provoking thing, stupid thing,
and kin I things about my husband's
'Helen's Babies,' and the amount of
ingenuity that has been wasted by some
writers would be invaluable to them
in original work. Why, some of t!ie:n
have gone so far as to say that I was
won ly my husband in that supremely
ridiculous fashion. AVhy, a woman
who would be won in that fashion
would b5 a go taie butg rvi gracious,
Mr. Ilab'.iM toa never could write about
love. Ah! hero lie comes."
Mrs. Ilabberton turned to her hus
band and said : "Jack, this gentlemin
wishes to know the only true and ac
curate account of 'Helen's B ibies.' "
Mr. Habbcrton motioned me to a
seat, and talked to me after this fash
ion: "Well, you want to know a! I about
'Helen's Babies.' Now if you will just
let rne talk ahead I will t?ll you what
I think I know about that book, for I
am rapidly coming to the conclusion
that I am all wrong in my knowledge.
Some hundreds of writers have such
an absolute fund of information about
it, radically different from mine, that
I hesitated" about putting forward my
solitary opinion against theirs. How
ever, I will do what Mrs. Dombey
didn't do I will 'maka an effort.' I
look upon 'Helen's Babies' as a literary
waif, which went into the world with
out a soul to acknowledge it and gud
dently wakened up one day with great
ness thrust upon it. Its origin is sim
ply as follows: Some time ago my wife
had a prolonged illness. You know
how colorless the hours are in a Bick
room so ono rainy day my two child
ren, being kept homo from school, com
menced to give us one of those frequent
unsolicitated performances of private
nursery thatricals that parents never
tire of. Struck with the horror of their
semi-theological, semi-wicked remarks,
for you know 'foolishness is bound up
in the heart of a child.' and they are
all a mixture of the saint and the imp,
I seized some paper and rapidly wrote
off some of these quaint sayings and
pranks. It delighted my wife, and
for the pure purpose of amusing her
I continued the record from day to day
for a few hours. As the manuscript
increased I saw the opportunity of
turning it to some little aecoHnt, per
haps; so, to put it into loadable shape,
I composed an introduction and an
ending. I was just ten days at it in
all. It is no more a story of my boys
than of yours. And the hundreds of
letters I have received saying 'That is
just what my boys do,' tells the sim
ple secret nf its enormous sale; it puts
into print the actual delight-ful ex
perience of innumerable families, and
'Budg' and 'Toddie' charmed them all
because they were their 'Budge and
Toddie. So I beg you will just dismiss
the idea that all the romantic narrative
of the book is anything but pure int
1 here asked Mr. Ilabberton if he had
heard the book had been attributed to
Oh, yes," he continued, -'among oth
ers to my wife: One paper traced her
genealogy back to the jte volution, in
deed, across to England before the set
tlement of this country. We were
both very grateful for the information.
To be sure it was all wrong for a cen
tury back, but then the rest we did not
know anything abou ourselves, and
that part we cannot contradict. Now
the fact is if my wife had only been
well enough to have had a hand in it,
the author co uld have taken more
pride in it. It would not have been
without form, ami almost void of re
spectable connection of narative. In
deed, I read the proof in sections, and
never saw the book complete until it
was issued for sale. Xow, I do not
want you to think that I am specially
proud of the book that I say was so
carelessly treated. It would be a con
ceited, unmanly boast. I had no idea
the book would run over 3,90') copies
sale. I never intended to own it, and
threw it upon the ocean of literature,
expecting it to live a day hi the sun
shine and then go into oblivion. Indeed,
so far was the idea from my mind that
it would be more, titan 'a painted ship
upon a painted ocean,' that I entirely
forgot to change the family names in
it, and it was this crazy omission that
eventually betrayed the authorship. Al
though I would not be so foolish as to
say 1 am not more than gratified from
a pure personal sense of pride at the
wide circulation of 'IIe'e:i'3 Babies,' I
tell j'ou frankly that there is a much
stronger feeling I have about it. The
success is a tremedous blow at literary
readers (who pass upon MSS. for pub
lishers) in general, and an unexpected
support of my own judgment its a re
viewer. I recollect some years ago
picking up in the editorial rooms of a
publishing house the MSS. of an author
which was endorsed 'Injected by two
of the most eminent readers and fin
ished scholars of thj day. For what
reason? 'The work is entirely with
out shape,' was the fi it. Beading a
few pages, I was struck with the vigor
of the style, the brightness of its fancy,
and the aVsoluta fidelity to real life in
the sketching f character' I put it in
my pocket' took it houu and read it
through. Why, the book was all soul,
the learned reviewers were right in
their verdict. There was no shape in
the book, but that was but the silver
side of the shield ; had they ridden
around they would have seen the other
side glittering gold. I took it back to
the publishers, and told them to print
the book. They laughed, and put their
fingers on tho seal of my distingiused
co-readers. I still persisted. They
printed the book. It had a large sale
much to the publisher's surprise, and
they have printed since several others
by the same author. Xow, I am not
glorying my own judgment over these
other gentlemen; I am simply insist
ltitr that the readme: mind is like the
eye it longs for bold outline, spirited
action, and. above all, true, honest, deep
feelings. The shape of a book is .like
its cover it only holds the contents."
I here asked Mr. Ilabberton when
his sequel to "Helen's Babies' was to
appear. lie replied: "It is almost fin
ished. I was obliged to put it aside
for some little time although weeks ago
it only wanted the closing chapters.
But my contract compels me to com
plete it promptly. Xow, I think I
have talked to "you," continued Mr.
Ilabberton, "quite enough about my
book. I particulary desire you to state,
if you write anything about the opin
ions I have express de that 'Ileeln'J
Babies' was not a history of my fami
ly in any senso, and that the quaint
sayings the babios used from day to
day bear but tho relation to the work
itself that the blocking out of a canvas
bears to the finished picture: And
now I must bid you good day."
"Good day, sir,', I replied, and with
drew. It is very plain tome that Mr. Ilab
berton is pained by ths ill-natured re
marks that are being made about his
issuing tho ..sequel to Helen's Babies,"
when little Toddie has been dead only
a few weeks, and I think it only just
to him that it should be announced
that I saw myself the agreement en
tered into by Mr. Ilabberton to fur
nish this book be fort To ldie was tak
en sick. Then the fact the author has
stated that he is not printing his pri
vate family history in this book, coup
led with the above simple business
obligation, ought to rd'enee all such un
generous remark. Tho loss of the
child has been a terriole blow to him.
I knew him well and he was a boy of
wonderful promise. I hope this infor
mation will hush all such cruel crit
From the Blair i'llut.
TJStV MEN NY CHUKCIIES.
Mil. Edituk: The preecher maid
the remark a Sunday nite before he
preeched his serraint that it waz sum
boddy's beleef that there was too many
churches in little towns like Blare, and
that we owt to have charity about oth
er peeple's religi. Xow I am not very
smart, Mr. Editur, but I have thot
about that a good deal sence and I don't
no but that's rite. But people is aw
ful tenacious about their religin, and
tli a git quick tempered, and luse their
charity. Xow there is three meetin
howses in town and they all have mor
gidges and preechers, and sum folks
talk that there is needed more meetin
howses with their morgidgesand prech
er3. But I've been a wonderin serius
ly if we hadn't better yuse t he wons
we've got, for ef every ole cross seed
that can't live in peeco with there breth
ren has to git up a church there wont
be no rume for the stores. But Imeas
puzzled tu no how to git out uv it as
the preecher was hisself, unless we dew
as the lerned Darwin sez waz dun with
thoanimuls: Hiz prinsipvil was tew
let the fittest survive, but the question
in this town wood bee which waz thi
fittest f Or that uther thing he sez
about natral selection, but that wood
leave the grate question still unsettled
unless tho biggest could eat the littlest
up. But cf I waz a big church I wood
hate tew eat snm such o'le cross critters
as I no. And jes think tha cal there
crosnes religin and because tha can't
sta in uther churches in peece must
have a church of their an, and think
uther folks must help them keep it np.
Xow I think this wood dew petty
wel in Blare; let tho Camilltes all go
to the Baptis because tha take to the
watter. let the Presbyteereans go to
the Cougregashunals becauz tha sprin
kle there babiz and let the Ewnited
Brethren go to the Methidus becauz tha
beleeve in showtia and that wood save
the bizness men of Blare a grate men
ny dollers in yers tew cum. (Charity
tords the bizness men wood be a gud
subjec for that preecher tew handle
sum time or other.) But I will write
more when I make up my mind a little
better. Plesse print my nam: in capi
Your sister in Gospil bons, .
P. o. Tell the Republic tew read my
letter. X. G.
The people along the Elkhorn Val
ley are display a very commendable in
terest In tha matter of showing up the
advantage of this route, the Garden
Path to the Hills. We urge again upon
Fremont to trtkc hold of this matter
and mako the most of the benefits that
must certainly arise out of a brisk
travel over this route, and the exten
sion of the Valley railroad that must
follow. Fremont Herald.
Subscribe for the Heualo and Ne
braska Farmer', only 82.05.
Once upon a time a burgular
who had counted himself into a gentle
man's house in the night time, was met
by the owner of the mansion with little
in the way of dress, but a good deal in
the way of revolver. "If you are a
law-abiding citizen," said the burglar
"you will not imbrus your hands in
blood and alarm this quiet neighbor
hood." "Your abstract proposition.
responded the proprietor, calmly, "can
be better argued hereafter," and he put
four bullets into various parts of the
burglar s person, and then continued
"My friend, vour premises were not
well taken, because they were my
premises! therefore your argument,
like your body, falls to the ground
Fowl On The Farm.
Fowls often do well when colonized
with cattle at pasture, and a dry knoll
may.be excavated for a home for them
A wooden root should be built over a
stene foundation. Farmers nJght av
erage 250 fowls if all such places were
made available. Breed every year and
change old stock for new. Young fowls
pay much better than old ones. Bran
mas should seldem be kept more tban
two years, if one is seeking tho great
est profit. Never keep more than one
hundred grown chickens in the same
vara, and u or uinerent ages not no
many. Twelve or fifteen are enough
to occupy one coop. One-sided and
drop-hipped birds are produced by
crowding them in too closo quarters,
They may also slip their hips down by
crowding between the slats of their
Weigh a pig; give him three rails of
swill, and then weigh him again; he
will way no more than he did at first.
This has been a very popular theory in
the agricultural districts, but it was
most successfully refuted at Clinton,
Mass., or. Thonksgiving Day. At a fam
ily reunion there were four solid sons,
one solid daughter, three average
daughter-in-laws, a medium-sized son-
in-law, and enough grand-children to
swell oul the parly to 15 sou's and as
many stomachs. - The united weight
of this family before dinner was l,w2
pounds ; the united weight after din
i O II 1
Is; the net gain
representing the weight of the dinner
actually eaten was roi4' pounds; the a
veragegain per stomach was 2 7-20
pounds; the maximum gain, or the
largest dinner eaten, was 5 pounds
the minimum gain was pound. The
pig theory is hereby discontinued until
The Sandwich Kail.
One of the most favorite systems of
permanent way in England and India
is that which provides a rail five to
seven inches deep but with an extremly
thin web, or vertical portion, so that
the weight is not greater than that of
the common rail' This gives it im
mense vertical stiffness. It is held up
in place by two longitudinal sticks of
timber, say six inches square each of
which are firmly bolted through the
rail to either side of it. It is, for ob
vious reasons, called the sandwich rail.
These longitudinal timbers form the
sleepers, and give an ample and contin
uous bearing just where it is wanted
right under the los d ; and they also pre
serve the lateral stiffness of the rail.
So deep is the rail that it cannot bend
in detail that is, under each wheel
therefore, its bearing i3 distributed
over a very large space on the timber,
and it does not crush into the timber,
nor do the timber teud to get loose.
Cross sleepers are dispensed with, ex
cept at the joints, where the ordinary
"fish splices, er some af their modifica
tions, are emploped to preserve the con
tinuity and strength of the adjacent rail
ends. " The rail is double-headed, and,
when the too is worn out, tha whole
mass, side timbers and all, are turned
over to furnish a new or renewed track
The Third house.
A Detroit boy, aged 12, whose uncle
is a member of tho Legislature, was
permitted to make a trip to Lansing a
few days ago in order to visit the State
House. He came home yesterday noon
chuck full of importance, and when his
little brother ran to meet him at the
gate William coldly waved him back
"I refer you to the Committee on
Fisheries, bub, and how's my dog?"
His mother was glad to see him, and
when she asked him if he had enjoyed
himself lie replied:
"Oh, I suppose so, though I now
move to strike out all ofter the enacting
"What sort of talk is that, Willie,
dear?" she asked in great surprise.
"Never mind the talk, mother, but
move the previous question and bring
on tho pancakes."
The hired girl came in with the din
ner and wanted to know how he liked
Lansing. He looked at her with great
dignity and replied.
"I now move to lav vour petition on
the table, Hannah, for future consider
ation." Site got niad about it, and William
slyly informed his mother that it was
his opinion that Hanna a title should
be made to conform to the body of tha
bill. He went out to see the boys after
dinner, and a house painter asked him
where Xo. G37 was.
"We'll have a call of the House an d
gee," replied tho boy, as he looked
"Whose house?" asked tho painter.
"Or, you can rise to a question of
privilege;' continued the latl.
"I don't want no sass!" said the
printen who thought the boy was mak
ing fun of his red nose.
"Of course not. Let's pass
to a third reading, or else
committee of the whole and debate it.
"I think you need dressing down!"
growled the painter, and he banged
William into a snow-bank and pushed
a heap of snow down his collar: .
"Have the minority no rights?'
yelled the boy, as he kicked the painter
oa the shin.
He would have been wolloped had
not his mother appeared. The painter
moved away at the sight of her, but
"I'll see you again, boy 1"
"I refer the whole subject to father,
with in?trrrctions to report a bill to
walk you into the Police Court," replied
the.P.epresentRlive, as he went in to
tell his mother the diffenenc between
suspending the rules and rushing a
bill, or referring it to the Committee
on Cornfields till some one came around
with the cigars.
OUR FRONTIER CO. LETTER.
Afto.v, Xeh., Mirc'.i 23, 1ST 7.
EniTost Hsiiald: Tims rolls on,
and still no'hoppers.and no signs of any
Some very eagr ones think th;y have
fouad them, but th:y are only a little,
colored midge. .
We have commenced p'owinj for
grass and garden ground bjing in
good condition. Snnv squall to-day.
Grass has started finely. Spring birds
hare appeared. Further, deponent
saith's not. E. S. Child.
The Manchester (Eng'ang) Guardian
says: A communication from ono of
the representatives in Canada of
leautng nrni oi narenvare merchants in
Staffordshire contains the following:
"1 have just returned from a trip
through the lower provinces. I find
that the whole country is overrun by
American travelers soliciting orders
for their manufactures at almost at y
price to secure a sale. I feel sure in
my own mind tnat a very large prv
portion ef hardware trade is altogeth
er lost to England. From all I can
learn they are in a position to retain
the hold they have got."
A ROMAN I IC STORV.
In the middle of tho winter of 1338,
a fire broke out in the female seminary
at himogr-s, France, and spread with
such rapidity that it was feared all the
inmates would perish. Suddenly there
was a cry that one little girl had been
left in her room. As the excited spec
tators were beginning to pray for the
unfortnnate child, a tall girl, with dis
hevelled blonde hair and flowing night
dress, ran through the crowd, and with
the shriek, "I'll save her!" that rose
abeve the sonml of cracking timbers
and falling masonry, dashed into the
doorway. A loud hurrah, that was
prolonged to the echo only to be re
peated again, attracted the attention of
the devotees, and tho pale-f.-u-ed girl
was seen hurrying through the flames
with the terrified child. A few davs
after King Louis PhilUpne sent the
heroine a gold medal for her braverv.
and a captain in the French armv. who
had witnessed the gill's pluck, begged
an introduction. The captain is now
president of France, and th brave girl
The Misses Garrett.
Rhoda Garrett, who is joint author
with her cousin, Agnes Garrett, of
House Decoration," is a somewhat re
markable woman. At one time she
was a partner of William Morris, the
poet, in a firm of professional house
decorators, and now carries on the bu
siness with her cousin with great suc
cess, navmg a great clientage in vari
ous parts of England. Thov are thor
oughly practical women, and as compe
tent to overlook the drainage, carpen
ter's repairing, etc., as tho painting, pa
pering, furnishing and other decoration
proper. 1 heir business. is to adviss or
take entire charge if desired in altering.
refurnishing and other work to make
one s house more comfortable or beau
tiful, so that the best effect may bo ob
tained rtt the least expenditure. The
Misses Garrett have written their book
is practical advice for people of limit
ed means, and their experience and
knowledge make it valuable.. Mr. Lof-
tie, the author of the other volume of
the "Art at Home Series" tha; has been
ssuod, is a well known writer for the
Saturday Review and the Uuardian,
and is an enthusiastic collector of art
objects. Ho is rector of the Royal
Chapel in Savoy, London, ono of the
Queen's chapels, and is an intimate
friend of Green, the historian.
A Deaf .Han Explains Things.
"Augustus Peralto," said His Honor
at the fifty-seventh street police court
yesterday, "you are charged with being
intoxicated; what have you to say?"
Augustus put his hand over his ear
and said "What?" in a very loud tone.
"Yu were drunk," shouted the Court
"Certainly, certainly," said Augustus
with great politeness,"there is ray card."
"I don't want your card. How did
you happen to get drunk?"
"Bologna," said Augustus smiling.
"Bologna!" said his honor, "that's a
new intoxicant. How old are you?"
"Eighten hundred and seventy-two,"
"Where did you get your liquor?"
"In Italy, your honor."
"You were taken to the station house
in a cart, were you not?"
Yes, sir, we had a stormy voyage; it
teok us four weeks."
"Well" said the court with a smile,
"how long do you think I ought togtve
you on the island for this offense?"
"Thirty-two years, sir."
"Sergeant." said his honor, "send that
man down stairs, and get some one to
inform him that he is fined $10."
"An eloping wife needs a careful
watch, because she is a detached lever.
Herald. "Ye?, and it's better for her
to be hand maid than full jewelled."
Graphic. Yes, of course, in hunting
cases. X. Y. Herald. Or where it's a
common escapement. Ex.
"What stem winders these chaps tito.
The "Rogue' sGallery" of Baltimore
has between 40 and 500 pictures of
Some one has figured out thXt one-,
third of the population of North Caro
lina is illiterate.
There are 991 lighthouse keepers em
ployed by the. United States, at a cost
of 5i)4.fK'0 per annum.
Rats used to abound in Paris before
the siege, but now no complaints about
them are heard. Thty were eaten
Cheap non-explosive oil from wood,
chiefly pine, is now extracted Iti Swed
en, in" fifteen factories, witlt favorable
Frances Power Cobb writes that she
would fatfier.be overtaken by disease
than have the inferior animals dissect
ed alive for the discovery of remedies
T,he stranded Iiusland. near Long
Branch, is still going to fragments, ami
there is lrUlo hope now of saving Iter
or any part of hpr cargo.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
Ft qwerPct Covers. If able to ob
tain moss, nothing is so pretty as that
for covering large pots, and kept in its
place Ly wire passed round. It lasts a
leng time if dipped into water now
nad then, and always looks fresh and
green. If the pots are painted black,
which can be easily done with black
Japan varnish sold in bottles, art'.,
when dry, touched up with gold, tho
effect is very good. Also make cre
tonne bags large euciljfh to contain tho
pot and draw with a heading and ril-i
bon well over the edge. Then, putting'
in the not, pour in bran enough to
make the ba appear plump and round.
The hint wa'i latcu from the whito
china flower pots which came out last;"
season, and imitated well-filled corn
sacks. It appears as though the plant
grew in the bag.
Velvet Fit am fa Very effectivo
frames for texts can be made of ribbon:
velvet in the following manner: cut
four strips of cardboard the length of m
the text to fit each side leaving them'
long enough to cross, jit the corners like
Oxford frames. The cardboard should
be quite one eighth of an inch narrow
er than the velvet, which should not '
be more than an inch wide unless the'
text be very long. When cut the ex
act length required, slightly tack the
velvet over tho cardboard, to keep it
straight, the stitches nt to bo visible '
on the right side. Turn the velvet
over at each end and sew the edges to-
gether. When all the strips are cover-"
ered sew them on.tlie corners of tha
text, and cover tile stitches with either '.
drawing pins or ornamental nails. Tho
effect when completed is most pleasing '
especially if there be much color in tho
text, and the cost and trouble are trif-'
ling. Black velvet generally took.? .
best, but very dark blue, red, or violet
may also be used. On no account try
Review of FAsnioN:-'TJ'i prcs-'
ent tendency of fashion towards nat- .
uralncss in form and design may bo ac
cepted, at least for the present, as
strong and entire ; nor is it likely, with
the rage for "art and the general
knowledgo which even the mapsea ai
obtaining of correctness it: drawing
and dutlmes, that we shall ever again '
see the immense expansion of hoops,',
the frightful deformity of "bustle
which have conceal d and disfigured
the graceful forms of women, even
within the past twenty years. 4 .M '
The entire catalogue of ladies gar-
incuts for under and outside wearbavo "
been gradually undergoing this trans- '
formation. A few years ago they were
full, straight, the skirts gathered, into
bands, the chemises into j-okes orj:
bands; the corset supplemented "by a
network of whalebone, which raised
the bunch of skirts at the back to a '
proper height, and effectually destroy- '
ed the gradual slope, the slender, out.'
line, which belongs to the human fig- "
tire. Now the detail is altogether dif- j
ferent. ; underwear is made to encase
the form almost as closely as a skini
there is no fullness round the bdy,
from the chemise tho drawers and 4
simple corset cover, cr short gored",
skirt and corset cover, being cut in ono. '
and filling tho place of tho eheuvso as
well as of the other garments mention
ed. Over this tho upper skirt is fitted
closely by a deep yoke which descends
over the hips, and is fin's'ied by a Span- "
ish flounce, in which all tha fullness
is thrown to tho back. Thus the Cg- '
ure is prepared for tho deep cuirass
basque or smooth fitting polonaise,
and it must bo said that tho effect is
at once graceful and artistic, r, .. . ."
Changes will bp dcvelope! "h style, '
aud much variety iii tho detail of der -sign,
adapted to diversified wants and "
purposes ; but the smooth outline, with.
the fullness massed low at the back,11
will form the basis of them all, and all '
must be subject to such limitations as. '
these conditions impose. Tpmnmear.
need not, and should not; tc utterly (
suspended; in fact, they will be highly. ,
necessary, for all ladies cannot afford'
the delicately trimmed and ftlaborately:
flounced short skirt; but they should ,
bo flat at the top, and very gradually;
extend into a support for the train and
It is also now definitely understood '
that the skirts of walking dresses are
to be cut round, and.clear the ground.
French women never do trail the '
skirts of handsome dresses in the street '
as American women .aje apt to do; but '
they do not so absolutely rtquire, on
their finished and clean pavements, so
severely simple a walking dress as we, r
with our muddy country roads and ill-; ''
kept city streets; ought to. adopt. and
strictly adhere to. Demor est 's Maga
zine. To Dvjj Cnisss Fill &lnan copper "
brass or tin kettle with pure soft wat
er, and when almost boiling add one
pound of alum to every seven pounds
of woolen goods. Put the goods in
this water, and let them remain for
three hours, taking them out once or.
twice during tho time to air. At the '
end of three hours drain them; empty
your kettle, fill with pure soft water
and put in one ounce of powdered coch
ineal (dissolved in a little water) fctir
well, put iti the gooIs. arid boil until it
has acquired the. wished for shade.
FoifVellow. LTse three pounds of
ground fustic, or one-half bushel of
ytlloWjOak bark instead of the cochi- 1
ineal, and boil one hour; then r!tiie in
cold water. . :
To Dye Bkown. Steep the goods
in a decoction of birch bark, or of green
walnut peels. For gray, use sumach -bobs,
or the rotten wood from fie in
side of a maple, ash or elm log, with a
little bit of copperas dissolved in it.
To Color. Blue. Take 8 oz. cop-
peras, dissolve in boiling water; dip -the
goods in this, then in strong suds, -back
and forth until of. a good color;
make a new dye of 4 oz. prussiate pot- -ash;
1 oz. oil of vitriol; boil in this
until the color is right; rinse well and '
hang in the open ain . i'lue cloth dip- -ped
in a yellow dytv will make green."
To dip yellow cloth in bluo dye will
have tho same effect.
X lady in Springfield had been talk
ing with her little girl about a death
in the neighborhood, and about good -children
goir. to heiven, yrhen bright '
eyes said: Mamma, shall, we have1
clothes ready for us in heaven?" and'
her mother replied in tho affirmative
The little one went away again to her. -play,
but scon came back in a thought,,
fill mood with, "Well, mamma, I guea;'
I'll take my trunk of clothes along tc
make sure!" -, - " .
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