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Vine St., "ne Block. North of Min,
Corner of Fifth Stret.
ovriciAiy ipr.R or CASS
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.)
" PERSEVERANCE CONQUERS."
Terms, in Advance:
One copy, one year
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0:h- cop-, thxee months
VOLUME XIII. .
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1S77
Extra pi 5 ies r.f the ITkpai l for nil by J. 1".
Young. I'ostil'-i e n-ws ileiMi' . ;ti,(! I. J .iol:U
Moii.cin nor of Main and ruth s:a-i l..
OF PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
OOTM.I!, IIAXA A. CURS,'
j !' FlTTRRAI.n..
J. 't. llOVKV
Jo";l U'Uoi rke
Tin Bank li now open for business at their
r-.r- !!mii. enrner Min and 5ixth streets, aad
U. ;. rr:u ed to transact a general
S'voUs. Bond, Gold, Government nd Local
bought and sou).
jT.-ry.7j Received awl Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
A.-7-.:;.-l!- in av part of Ike United States and
lo aii tins Principal Towns aad Citius
AGEXTS TOR TSIE
k.MAN Line and Allan Line
I ?i wishing to bnnj out thr.-ir friends from
PURCHASE TIfKKTS FKOM V9
Through to PI a 1 1 inn e n t Ii .
OT CD tS)
lT.xc3lsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
-V :'; Street, opposite Saumlers ITouse.
J'l? and Sliasnpoolny.
ETEUIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
Ci.'U ;i?: t'Eitldrcn'sand Iadlc'
i.M. AND SEE BOOXE, GENTS,
Anil Kt a hoone la a
o r-rzji- shave.
WILLIAM HE BOLD
Keei ocr of tlie
? AI ACE BILLIARD HALL.
:"Ax.r. Ht., ast of Tirkt Nat. Ba.nk.)
XT 3A IS BCPri.IEJ WITH TUI
B:;v WINES, LIQUORS,
E ft , ETC
r O U 2V U It Y
i:ep.i.'r of Steam Engines, Boilers,
S-jzr and Grist Mills,
C s i.r I STEAM ITTTITCGR,
Wi'-v:.; T i s Pl!). Force snd Lift ripes.Stcam
vi -...-. S.itv-Valve Governors. and nil
; ilra.ss Engine Fittiiijs.
: -pii red ou short notice.
f A Pi M M ACHINEKTI
7:-tr.--d 'i" h"rt 'oice. 4Cyl
C--n found at Hatt's Old
f fo 7t? bt-st Meats.
V' -'.'. ru" s frech fat cattle, sheep, lios? A-c.
r.-": ' fanners every day, and his
i:. " a.:s j;ood.
iM.nr. .Vb. vi.r rorrx, ix seasox
i 'Ciwrii lit
i "v cy
rrc, ETC., ETC
o-.s Icr Ksst of th Post-Offlee. I'UtUsmouth,
... : O :
Practical 'Workers in
SXZZT III OX, ZIXC, T1X. BRA
ZIERY,dc.,dc. I.jrf assortment of riard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
ATIXG OR COOKING,
Always on liana.
lA-nty TsnrT "f Tin, Shet Iron, and Zinc
".M-k. kent iu Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
r.:.r.e on Short Notloe.
'ZRYTUIXO WARRANTED !
rnrrrs low bows.
? jHi trTr g rn
. , ETC. 4eyl
OC FAXCY CA It lH. lr, styles with name
Ct3 locts post paid, J. IJ. J I usted, Nassau, Ken
O.. N. Y. H4
S. Cards no two alike 10c. 40 of ame in
9 H 6 handsome double c:i?e 35c., 5 chromo
O -'"'' 50 ,in w'hltt I.V., 50 (.'Mi'dinal Red
Miei J l5o., J5 Jet in proitJ 'j5c, your name on
all. 'I lie w hole lot for (I. Samples nf card' and
a coium n weekly paper lor 3. u. js. ill
MAN, 12 Winter St., I'.oston, Mass.
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
rf We want 500 more first-class
Sewing Machine Aoent.i, anrl 500 men
of energy and ahility to learn the lusi-
nessof Selling Sewing Machines. Com
pensation Liberal, but varying accord
ing to Ability, Character and Qualm
cations of the Agent. For particulars.
Wilson Sewing MacMss Co, CMcasa.
827 29 Broadway. N. Y.. or New Orleans, La.
WITH A COLD 19 ALWAY3 DANGEROUS.
W ELLs' CARBOLIC TABLETS,
a sure remedy for COUOTIS, and all diseases
of the THROAT, CHEST A.XD MU
I'UT UP ONLY IN BMT BOXES.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
C. N. C UJITTENTON. TSixth Avenue, y. Y.
iilA inor.tii. Aireiits Wanted on our three
0-u"ureat i-2 Hooks.
STDUY ol CS UR7.i:V ttOSS.
a fuii ai'coiiui of this irrcat m steiy. wiiiumi by
his fatlir, beatH Koi.inson Crusoe in tlivillini;
interest. The illustrated hnml-hook to all
relicioiici. a eoinjilete account of all denoini
iKitions and sects, .'too illustration". Also the
ladles' medical euide. by Dr. l'ancoast. IlK) il
lustrntioiis. These books sell at si;;lit. Male
and Ueinnle Ajtents coin money on them. Par
ticulars free. Copies by mail each. John E.
Bolter & Co., Philadelphia.
A HOME AND FARM
TOTJB OAAT 3ST.
Oil the line of a Great Uaiirnad with good mar
kets both K.-.'t.ainl Wet.
N 0 V7 is the TIME to SECURE it
Mild Climate. .Fertile Soil, best Country for
Stock Raising in the United States.
Books. Man. Full information, a'so 'THE
nt Kl-'li." sent free to all parts of the
world. Address, O. F. OAVTS,
Land Com. U. P. R. R.
BRYAN & CHAMBERS;
Manufacturers of and Dealers In
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Dono with Neatness! Dispatch.
HO FOR THE
SZacsIi: Mills !
Ai) CIAIt BTOUS
- O U
f Sf-M GUir.E'3 old stand still ke?t epen 1;
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, cC WHOLE
SALE dr RETAIL.
Good Goods, Buy. Largely
And Invite trade to esill and examinu. ltf
nnn( ant bemad by every aerit every
v I i 1 1 Imoiith in the. business we furnish, but
rjiJJihose willing to work can e;usily earn a
f.)Zi n dollars a dav risht in t heir own localities.
Have no room to explain here. Business pleas
ant and honorable. Women, boys and irirls do
us well as men. We will furnish you a complete
on'flt free. The business pays better than any
thinaelse. We will bear expense f 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 learn all about the work
at ouce. Now is the time. Don't dclav. Ad
dress 'r-tt'E Sc Co.. Augusta, Maine.
Good fresh luilk
DELIVERED DAILY !
e yer thod t-s home ix rLi rrsAfo urn
IT THEY WAXT IT, BT
J. F. Hi:Al'33EISTER.
ESD I.N YOVKOSPFR9 AND I fftt.1, TRT AXI
40yl and serve you regularly.
Choice Wines, Liquors,
BEER, ETC., ETC,
Cheapest Place in Town.
Bass' Ale on draught or by the Entile.
Families Supplied by the Dozen.
39t4 B. MURPHY.
O. F. JOHNSON,
All Paper Trihimea ree of
ALSO DEALER IX
Prescription Carefully Compounded
by an Experienced Irvselt.
REMEMBER THE FLACE.
COR. FIFTH & MAIN S1REETS
II. It. AVIXDII VJI,
ATTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Real
estate boupht and nold. Taxes paid ; and spe
cial attention iven to collections. Ofheeover
Dr. Chapman's Drug Store, 1'lattsinouth. 37yl
HAM .U C II A I'M AX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Clian
cerv. Oliiev in Fitzgerald's Block, l'lattsmouth,
W 1 1 E E I- K K & IS E'A X EXT.
REAL ESTATE and Tax raying Aeents, No
taries Public, Fire and Life iu.surauctt Agents,
I It I,1'IX;ST(X,
rilYSICIAN & SURGTON. tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Ot'leo on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
EO. 54. KM ITU.
ATTORNK X AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention given to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
Office on 2d floor, over 1'ost Oilice, I'lattsmouth,
Nebraska. 4ij 1.
JOU W IIAIXt
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, ano collector of
debts. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dodars. Mortgages. Deeds, and oth
er instrument! dnwn. and all county business
usually transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
Pest of reference piven if required.
Oftice on Maiu street, West of Court Huse.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
IB. J. M. WATERMAN,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
LsHiaville, Cast Co., Xeb.
tAlways at the office on Saturdays. 40yl
Flour, Corn Meal, & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Free Conveyance to and from the Depot at
4.5IH3 i lattsnioutn, reo.
J.J.I2IU0FF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known and most popular Landlord
In the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
Iar?est and finest tSutel Ic-
I'.veen (hictip:o:uid Han
GEO. THRALL, - Prop.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
Rest's Milwaukee Rcer.
which c?n bo had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
TTTXES. LIQUORS, AXD CIGARS.
53raG El. Stflsenbanui.
LE XII OFF tC- B0XXS,
Morning Dew Saloon !
0::e door east of ths P.irnders House. We
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
3?m9 Constantly ou Hand.
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices red'ieed from 10 to 30 per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1S77. Address.
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
01 SmilhflelJ St.. Pittsburgh. Pa. lH'l
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Mai., street. Corner of Fifth,
PL ATTSM OUT JT, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STRE1GHT & MILLER,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. G. Doyey's
on Jwsr Main Street.
STREIGHT & MILLER.
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOR SALE BY
M. & Mo. 21. XL.
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at 6 per cent Interest.
Six Years Credit at 6 per cent Interest,
and 20 per cent Discount.
Other Liberal li.eouitt Vmr Cash,
ItebateM on Fares and Freights,
and Prerainnis tor Improve
Pamphlet" and .Vann, containing full partic
ulars. v ill bo mailed free to any part cf the
world on application to
LAND COMMISSIONER, B. M. R. R.
loyj LueQUK. Nebraska
The Washerwoman's Song1.
In a very bumble cot,
Iu a rather quiet spot.
In the suds and in the soap
Worked a woman full of hope ;
Working, fcingin;;. all alone.
In a sort of undertone.
"With a Savior for a friend,
lie will keep mo to the end.' .
Sometimes happening along
I had heard the semi sons:.
And I often used to smile.
More in sympathy than in guile.
But I never said a word.
Id regard to w hat I heard ;
As she sung about her Friend,
Who would keep her to the end.
Not in sorrow, not in glee
Working all the day was she.
As her children, three or four,
riayed around her on the floor ;
But in monotones the song.
She was humming all day long,
"With aS avior and a Friend,
He will keep me to the end
It's a song I do not sing
For I scarce believe a thing.
Of the stories that are told
Of the miracles of old ;
But I know that her belief
Is the anodyne of grief.
And will always be a Friend
That will keep her to the end.
Just a trifle lonesome she.
Just as poor as poor can be.
But her spirits always rose.
Like the bubbles in the clothes.
And though widowed and alone.
Cheered her with the monotone ;
Of a'Savior and a Friend
Who would keep her to the end.
I have seen her nib and rub.
On the washboard in the tub,
While the baby, sopped In suds.
Rolled and tumbled on the dud.
Or was paddling in the pools.
With old scissors stuck in spools.
She still humming of her Friend,
Who will keep her to the end.
Iluman hopes and human creeds,
Have their root in human need.
And I would not wish to strip,
From that washerwoman's lip,
Any song that she can sing.
Any hope that fongs can bring
For the woman has a FrioaU
That will keep her th end.
Origin Of Popular Sajings.
"Man proposes, but God disposes."
Thorn as-a-Ke m p is,
"Better lato than never." Thomas
"X man'3 house is his castle." Ed
"Out of min i as soon as out of sight."
"Infinite riches in a little room."
"The end must justify tho moans."
"Bread is tha staff of lifo." D;in
"He that is down needs fear no fall.'
"Piiy3 akin to love." Thomos South
em's. "By robbing Peter ha paid r.iul."
Fra tic is Rabela is.
"Ciioose an author as you ch cose a
friend." Ea rl of Roscommon. '
CiTil Service Experiment.
There is a vacancy on the board of
appeals in the patent office, and Secre
tary Schurz proposes to try tho civil
service reform experiment, by allowing
the twenty-eight chief examiners to
compete for the place, and will appoint
the one who shows tho highest qualifi
cations. A committee, consisting of
the Assistant Commisioner of Patents,
the Chief Clerk of the Interest Depart
ment, and one of the two persons now
remaining on tho Board of Appeals
will be appointed a committee to draw
up a list of test questions to be answer
ed and supposable intricacies in patent
cases to bo solved. The twenty-eight
chief examiners will, on a day selected
ba called into tha library, when they
may consult authorities and be given
this list of questions to be answered,
and the assumed cases to be decided,
and will not be allowed to leave tho
room until they have completed their
list and written out their ?.nswer3 in
official form, with authorities to sus
tain their decisions. The length of
time required to make the answers
will be taken into considerations well
as accuracy. To prevent a suspicion
of partiality, each cornpotitor will
draw by lot a number, which no one
but himself shall know. lie shall
mark his answer witii this number,
seal it in an envelope, place tho origi
nal slip of paper drawn by lot with
tho corresponding number, and his
name upon it in another envelope,
which shall not be opened -until a com
mittee of experts shall have decided on
the merits of the respective examina
tions. The successful man will not bo
known until the result has been decid
ed upon and the number of the exami
nation papers oifieially announced.
A Boy and Books.
When J. T. Trowbridge, the writer,
wa3 a boy ho went to school half the
year and worked on the farm the other
half ; but this was uncongenial work.
Ilis heart was with his books. Ila
studied in school and out. lie learned
French beforo he was 13, without a
teacher, and tried Latin and German
the same way. lie got books from the
public library in the nearest town,' and
pored over them continually. Scott
and Byron were his favorites, aud he
dreamed over them in the fields and in
the woods, where he often betook him
self. If j our not sure of yourself, use vio
let ink and French note. If that don't
give you away wear 3'our hat on the
side of your head and put a brass horse
shoe on your cravat.
FR02I THE NEB. CITY NEWS.
OUR NEXT FAIR.
On last Saturday, the location of our
next County Fair was finally decided.
The agitation of this question brought
up the old sectional question between
Flattsmouth and Weeping Water. These
two places are the most formidable ri
vals for the County Seat, and if
Weeping Water could secure the
Fair Grounds it was supposed so much
would be gained townrds securing the
County Seat. The decision was finally
in favor or Flattsmouth. and conse
quently the next Fair will be held at
Oreapolis Junction, the point where the
Railroad bridge spans the Platte river.
NEW DEMOCRATIC PAPER.
There is considerable talk about
starting a democratic newspaper in Cass
county. If started at all, it will no
doubt be started at Flattsmouth. The
two papers now published at that place.
the Herald and Watchman, are both
controlled in the interest of tho Repub
lican party. A democratic paper is ne
cessary in Cass county, and it is hoped
that one will be started soon. Nomi
nally speaking the republicans have
about four hundred majority in the
county. Jr our years ago, a uemocratc
treasurer was elected.and again re-elected
two years ago, overcoming the re
publican majority, and securing over
two hundred and fifty majority.
Last fall one member of the House of
Representatives was elected on the
democratic and general ticket. Vari
ous causes have brought about these
results, notably anrng them, the mal
administration of some cf the republi
can county officials. A suit has already
been instituted against the ex-republican
treasurer, for the recovery of some
three thousand dollars of a "delinquen
cy." Th's and other causes, seem to
weigh heavily upon the republican par
ty in old Cass, and it is not unlikely,
that in another year or two this coun
ty will be under democratic rule. The
brains and leaders ef the republican
party are at Flattsmouth, while the
banner republican precinct is that of
Weeping Wat' r. These two points. be
ing rivals for the county seat, will nat
urally, to somo extent, work adversely
to one another. Thus we have another
element in the party which weakens
its cohesi vencss.
Upon the whols the democratic par
ty has been gaining strength, while the
republican is weakened by factions and
antagonistic interests. But Mr. Editor
we have already written at too great
length. Please pardon. Cass.
And "Cass" is our friend Ramsay,
"av coorse" he wants a democratic pa
per in Cass, he has been working for it
all summer. We call attention to his
views about the division of the party
on Cou ty Seat, and the prophecy that
Cass w'll be democratic in a year or
two. The folly of republicans, alone,
can give the democracy Cass County.
Take due notice and govern yourselves
accordingly, all you chaps that want "or
fice." The St. Louis Fire.
St. Louis, April 11.
Thi3 morning the Southern Hotel,
the finest edifice of the kind in the city,
was discovered te be en fire. The sal
vage corpe responded to the alarm be
fore it was sounded on the city be ls.
Before the engines arrived the entire
upp?r stories were in flames. At two
o'clock the scenes in the immediate vi
cinity of the hotel were indescribable,
the excitement being of the most in
tense character. From best informa
tion at hand it seera3 the fire caught
in the store rooms in the basement,
and first seen coming through th grand
floor just north of the office, and in ten
minutes it had ascended to the elevat
ors and rotunda, and spread itself over
the sixth floor, under tho roof. This
floor was occupied entirely by employ
ees, the largest part of whom were wo
men. THE FIRE SPRE VD RAPIDLY,
filling every room in the house with
flames and smoke, and a scene of most
terrible description was enacted. The
Skinner fire escape was also brought
promptly into service, and was the
means of saving many lives.
TWENTY HOSE WERE KEPT PLAYING
UPON THE FLAMING EDIFICE,
but the streams were as so much spray.
The firemen ran two lines of hose into
the rotunda, but the smoke was so dense,
the coals were falling so fast from the
galleries, and the flames were so remote
from tit area, that they could work to
little purpose, and so withdrew to make
the fight entirely from without. The
north or Walnut street sido of the ho
tel was tho first to receive the atten
tion of the firemen, as the flames were
making the fiercest encroachment on
that part of it; but in the meantime
the eastern windows and porch were
filled with frantic men and women
wildly calling for help. Finally a lad
der was elevated to the porch, and one
by one the occupants of it were assist
Rev. A. R. Adams, of Stock Cross,
Berkshire. England; Geo. Frank Gon
ley, of the Masonic, fraternity of this
State ; Kate Reilly, Kate Doolan, Mary
Moran, servants; Henry Hazen, of the
Auditor's Department of the Missouri
Pacific railroad ; Mrs. Stewart, wife of
W, S. Stewart; Andrew Eistman, of
the firm of Frehman & Co., of this city ;
Chas. G. Feenan and Sedmore Hayden.
Much gratification is felt over the
associated press dispatch, announcing
that Miss Kate Claxton escaped with
out serious injury. Her narrow escape
from the fire at the burning of the
Brooklyn Theatre, and still later in
Of tho insurance $290,000 is oa the
building and $142,000 on the furnitu. e,
which was owned by B res! in, Darling
& Co., was valued at iJ-200,000, and is a
St. Louis, April 12.
The engines have been withdrawn
from the ruins of the Southern Hotel,
and preparations are being made to put
men at work at variou points and
make a thorough search for bodes.
From sixty to a hundred men have
been put to work on the ruins by order
of Mayor Overstolze, and this force will
be increased to a hundred and fifty or
Of the 200 employees of the hotel
lot) have reported, and others are ex
pected to report to-morrow. It is not
believed that many of them are lost.
The body of a child, supposed to be
a little girl, was found in the ruins this
evening, just under the Walnut street
entrance. It lay on a small mattress,
and evidently fell from one of tho up
per stories. It was disfigured beyond
Much I owo to my mother fir hav
ing so exercised me in tho scripancs
as to make mo grasp them in what my
correspondent would call their "concrete
whole:" and. above all, taught 1113 to (
reverence tnem as transcending all
thought, and adorning all conduct.
This she effected, not bv her own say
ings on personal authority, but simply
by compelling me to read the books
thoroughly for myself. As soon as I
was able to read with fluency, she be
gan a course of Bible work with me,
which never ceased till I wetit to Ox
ford. She read alternate versus with
me. watching at first every intonation
of my voice, and correcting the false
ones, till she made me understand the
verse, if within my reach, rightly and
energetically. It might be beyond me
altogether: that she did not care about:
but she made sure that as soon as I got
hold of it at all, I should get hold of it
bv the right end.
In this way she began with the first
verse ot uenesis. ana went straignt
through to the la.st verse of the Apoca
lypse; hard names, numbers, Levitical
law, and all; and began agaain at Gen
esis next day; if a nami was hard, the
better exercise in pronunciation; if a
chapter was tiresome, the better lesson
in patience ; if loathsome, . the belter
the lesson in faith that there was some
use in its being outspoken. After our
chapters (from two or three a day, ac
cording to their length, the first thing
after breakfast, and no interruption
from servants allowed none from vis
itors, who either joined in the reading
or had to stay up stairs and none
from any visitings or excursions, ex
cept real travelling), I had to learn a
few verses by heart, or repeat, to make
sure i had not lost something or what
was already known; and. with the
chapters above enumerated, I had to
learn the whole body of tho fine old
Scottish paraphrases, which are good
melodious, and forceful verse, and to
which, together with the Bible itself, I
owe the first cultivation of my ear in
sound. It is strange that, of all the
pieces of the Bible which my mother
thus taught me, that which cost me
most to learn, and which was, to my
child's mind, chiefly repulsive the one
hundred and nineteenth Psalm has
now become of all the most precious
to me in its overflowing and glorious,
passion of love for the law of God.
The following kindly letter comes to
hand from Texas:
Ft. Worth, Texas,
April 7th, 1877. f
Ed. Herald: We are all well, and
hope this will find you the same; some
times we like Texas and sometimes we
don't; if the seasons were all as nice as
it is now we should like Texas splendid.
Good prospects for a good crop. Grass
hoppers plenty in some places, but are
not bothering us. I send the money
for the Herald for another year.
Yours, &c, Mrs. M. A. J.
Sunltgut, Neb., April 9, '77.
Ed. Herald: The average Tipton
er is pursuing hi usual quiet way, the
principal excitement being the all ex
citing subject of Grasshopper.
We have them, that is their eggs, and
not a few by any means, a3 to what
they may do, we will say never a word,
but by the skirmishing going on one
would think it was the intention to
"Hold the Fort."
A stranger passing through our com
munity, observing the many nice new
corralls and cribs filled with rich look
ing corn, would not suppose we were a
It seems corn is to bi the principal
crop tv.iis year. Some wheat and oats
already sown, and plowing done for
Notwithstanding a stringent money
market, public improvement s,as church
es and new school houses are being
talked up, and we have the call of tha
imported "tramp" all in Nebraska.
Health! We are all healtliv. Our
young friend. Dr. Ilobbs, has a popula
tion of 2,000 to l'ok after, and the in
valids do not occupy his whole atten
tion, and we often see him wailing on
the mauy cash customers of Messrs.
Clapp & Grcenslate.
Since writing the above one of our
old and much esteemed citizens has
passed from earth away. Mr. Melvin
was in his 81th year, a native o" Mary
land, and drawing a pension for servi
ces in the war of IS 12.
Before hi3 deat'i he gave his friends
to understand that he was tutoring a
peaceful, unending rest. T. N.
One of the most notorious aei lenls
of the season took placo Su"day eve,
April 8th, 1877, on the line running
south from the North Polo, which will
long he remembered by the parties
present. One of the most established
characters of Three Grove, almost or
quite met his final destination. While
crossing a bridge that seemed to be
worsted by time and use, ho iried the
end of a plank to prove its soundness,
and to his dismay down went the plank
into the bed of the largo stream and
him following suit. My dear readers
you may now imagine his feeling while
in tit is predicament. lie was soon res
cued from danger, but says he'd going
to visit some of Piattsmoulh's clothing
stores before going abroad again.
Here is a golden saying from the lips
of A. T. Stewart, a man who in fifty
years amassed more than fifty millions
of dollars :
"I CONSIDER honesty and truth
AS GREAT AIDS IN THE GAINING OF
If such a man, with such wealth,
should go still farther, and make good
will to his fellow men the leading mo
tive of his life, what a power he might
become, and what a halo of glory
would crown his name!
Ah, my boys, what a world it would
be, if this spirit prevailed in it, if on
every side we met those ready to help
and cheer, instead of being compelled
to be always on our guard against sel
fishness and fraud! Now, every one
can do his share towards making his
own little world such a world. I have
known a sing'.o brave, manly, generous
boy to influence a whole school, so that
it became noted for its good morals
and good manners. I have also seen a
vicious boj'-taint a whole community
of boys with his bad habits, "and set
thent to robbing orchards and birds'
ncsts, torturing younger children and
dumb animals, using bad language
and tobacco, and doing a hundred oth
er things which they foolishly mistake
Good will should begin at home.
How quickly you can tell what sort of
spirit reigns among the boys or iu the
families you visit! In sino houses
there is constant warfare; nt any time
of day 3 0U hear loud voices and angry
"You snatched my apple and eat it
"Touch that trap ag'in, Tom Orcutt,
and I'll give ye somethiu' yo can't buy
to the 'pothecars'!"
"Ma! shan't Tom stop pulliti' my
hair? He's pulled out six great hand
ful s already !"
"He lies! I ha'nt touched his hair!"
"Who's been stealin my but'nuts?"
"Pete shot my arrow into the well,
and now shan't he make me another?"
Then go into a house where you find
peace instead of war, innocent and hap
py sports instead of rudo, practical
jokes. and, oh, what a difference!
You may always tell a boy's dispo
sition by noticing his treatment of his
sisters. A mean and cruel boy delights
in tyrannizing over smaller children;
but in the presence of stronger boys
he can be civil and even cringing. A
cowardly fellow like that is pretty sure
to exercise his ill-nature upon the girls
Now, I know that many of the boys
I am talking to have far more good
will than they ever show. Their disa
greeable ways are the result of long
habit and want of thought. The spoil
ed child is pretty sure to form such
ways. He is accustomed to think only
of himself, and to have others think
chiefly of him. Will lie, when he reads
this, resolve to break up the old, bad
habit, and cultivate the better spirit
that is in him '?
By good-will I do not simply mean
good-nature. Good-nature may sit
still and grin. But Good-will is active,
earnest, cheering, helpful.
Ah, my boys, I have told you many
stories and 1 have no doubt some of
you wish I bad made this a story in
stead of a talk. But tho real motive
of all my stories the lesson I have
always wished to teach iu them, but
which I am afraid some of you have
overlooked has been this which I am
trying to impress upon you now. If I
were to write as many more, the. hid
den moral lurkingin every one of them
would be the same. Or if I were now
to take leave of you forever, and sum
up all I have to say to you in one last
word of love and counsel, that one
word should be gooimvill.
From 'Good-Will," by J. T. Trow
bridge St. Xicolilasfor April.'
Hurrah, for the grasshoppers.
FOE THE HOUSEHOLD.
Tho kitchen is i.'n housekeeper'
workshop. The ceiling of the ki hen
instead of bing so low that a tall per
son is in danger of bumping his head
agaist the beams, should l.enot los than
ten fvHt high, s that tho fumes of"
smoke may riso above one's eyes and
olfactories. TIn windows should bo
adjusted so I hat the upper sa.-h may bo
let down and the lv.ver one raised. By
this arrangement cool air will rush in
below an I drive thu warm air and
smoke out through the opening at tho
top of the window. X. Y. Tim.
Oatmeal.-Ih Great Brili'in children
are raised on oatmeal diet tilon's be
cause it cause? them to grow strong
and beautiful, and no better food can
posibly be found for them. It is also
quite as desirable for th? student as
as for the laborer, and for tho do!i.-ato
lady andher hard working si.ster ; indeed
all classes would b;? greatly bone.lted
I by its use, and dyspepsia, with all its
manifold annoyances, can b.; k'p' at
a distance. Oatmeal is more suiHtan
cial food, it is said, than veal, pork
or lamb, giving as much or more men
tal power, while this great desideratum
consists m one's not becoming weary
of it, for it is as weleo ue for break
fast or tea as is wheat or grain bread.
It can be eaten with syrup as hasty
pudding, or with cream and sugar, like
rice. It is esp.'eially g o.l for y.ning
mother.-:, upon whose nervou.- forces
too great a demand has been made, jind
they lose tho equilibrium of tho sys
tem and become depressed and dis
pirited. Oatmeal requires to be cooked
slowly, and the water should be boiling
when it is stirred in.
Oatmeal muffins. Take cups
of oatmeal, ) cup of corn meal, 1 cup
of wheat flour, 1 cup of sour raiik, 1 '
tablespoonf ul of shortening, 2 table
spoons of sugar, 1 tabh'-po on f ul of '
salt and one tea?poo:iful of so la. Boat
all well, adding the soda last, dissolved
in a tablespoon ful of boiling water.
Bake in muffin tins in a hot oven, for
twenty minutes. Clara Francis.
Good authority stale positively that
paint spread in the fall or winter will
last twice as long as that put on i i tho
Spring or Summer. When applied in
the cool or cold weather it dt is slowlv '
and forms a hard surfaca or t rust,
while that which is spread iu hot
weather loses most of the oil by being
driven into the wood by the heat, leav- '
ingonlya dry lead, easily crumbled'
off. Another advantage gained by
fall painting is the absence of tho
small flies that so often collect on tho
Painting on porcelain mid china is to
be the fashionable, pursuit witli ladies ''
this season. Croquet find embroidery
will give placo to cups, vines, and
match boxes. When j.alf if atnilias
goes tip to town, he will not be requir
ed to "match" worsteds and purchaso '
cotton, but will be burdened with com
missions for colors and crockery. Fran tic
men will bp perspiring around town "
after "lovely" pictures and curious cups
all the long summer days. Fair wo
men will parade on the hotel piazza,
discuss Faience and Keramies, and
transfer dreadful designs upon mugs
and teapots to be inflicted upon their
friends on their return to town.
Sympathetic Pictures. Tho fol
lowing simple directions for making
a picture which will adapt itself tocir
cumstanc.es, and also for making inks
of various kinds are from the Journal
We suggested some years ago an in
teresting experiment. Take an ordinary
simple landscape picture printed in
black on a white ground, representing
a winter serene, with bare trees and a
dark, sombre turf. 4
Copy this in india ink, or, if the pa
per is suitable, use it as it is. Over
this paint a sky with the salt of cobalt
the application of which when cold
will scarcely stain the paper.
Then ad the salt of nickel, ami care
fully paint in the grass upon the brown '
frozen earth, and adorn all the trees
and shrubs with foliage. This, too,
when dry, will be wholly invisible.
Take ndilute solution of cholorido
of copper and paint iu daisies and ma-'
rigolds, using the last above named for
the stem and leaf. Frame tho picture'
without glass, and it will furnish a'
never fading surprise for visitor.
In the cold it is a winter landscape;
hold it to the lire, and the heat brings
out a blue sky. green grass and foliage,
bright yellow daisies, etc.; in short, it
warms into a summer picture. Re
moved from the heat the colors fader
at once to the desolatcncss of the origi
nal design. The cobalt may bj used
for blue flowers as well as for tho sky ;
the copper for a golden sunset, imd any
skillful child can try the experiment.
Shirred Eggs. Butter a neat bak
ing dish, -and into it break six eggs;
place it in a moderate oven, and when
the eggs are well set, .sprinkle with
salt and pe pper, and serve immediately.
It is better to have the smallest size of
baking dishes, and placing only two
eggs in each, serve them Individually.
Many a farmer and bis son wi!2
spend idle rainy days in April, and
then the mother or sister have to u.akr
coops for hen and chickens in Mv. . j
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