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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1877.
Extra c ple of the IIfh f.n for s;io ly .1. 1.
Young, PotoPiee iicwh depot, and r. F.'johu
son.corner of Main and Fifth Street-.
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
TOOTLH, IIAXXA A CliAKIt,
Joirv FlTZrt RRALD. . . .
K. O. IWVKV
A. W. .Mcl.AUOHLIX. .
. . .Assistant Cashier.
This Rank is now often for tiuviness at their
uew room, corner Main and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Government and Local
UOUr.HT AND S0U.
Deposits Tteceired and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
Available in anv part of the United States and
iu all the 1'rineipal Towns aad Cities
ACEMS FOR TIIC
Inhan Line and Allan Line
Person w ishing to bring out their friends from
PUKCHASE TICKETS FROM UB
Throngh to rUttsmonth.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. O. BOONE,
Jfat'n Street, nj)posite Swimlers House.
Sliuviii? mid Shampooing.
l.srECIAI. ATTENTION GIVEN TO
flitting l'lilliiei'i aiitl Iailics'
CALL AND SEE IJOONK, CEXTS,
And get a boone in a
Keejs one of the
40 V I
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St., east of First Nat. Bank.)
PJLATTS.MOLrTII, - - - XCH
MT BAR li tilTPrLIED WITH THE
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
BEER, ETC., ETC.
r O L' . i it Y
Repairer of Steam Engines, JSoilers,
Saw and Grist 21 ills,
(JAN AM STKAM FITTI';S.
Wrought Iron I'ipe. Force and I.ift riies. Strain
(;anu''i. Safet y-Valve Governors, and all
kinds of Brass Engine Kit linys.
repaired on short notice.
FARM M ACHINEH1
IJcpaired on Short Notice.
Can always be found at Halt's Old
Stand, ready to stll the heat Heats.
YOUNCJ buys fre-h fat cattle, sheep, hop&e.
direct from tlie fanners every day, and his
meat.? are always goKl.
iij.vK, fish, jiyo Finn., ix seasox
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Door East of the Post-Ofliee, Plattsmouth,
... : o :
Practical TN'orkers in
SHEET I1W2T. ZISC, TI2T, BJ2A-
Large assortment of Hard ana Sort
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING Oil COOKING,
Alwavs on Hand.
Fvery variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Slock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Pone on Short Notice.
V&EVERYTH1XG WA.nitA.XTED ! .'S5
PRICES LOW DOWX.
f) C FANCY CARDS all styles with name
ii is post pain. j. k. li lifted
O TUTS, ZAZZ
No two alike. with name 10c
K. llAKOKit, Maiden Bridge, N
package comic EnveIoies. pk. comic
card-, pack scroll cards, 24 p. book of
Fun : all for loc. and stamp. Novelty-
Co., Middleboro, Mass.
See this.Onl l.S0capital
required to start eanvas
inir for MARK TWAIN'S
NEW SCRAP BOOK. Apply
u uti f tamp to
Jno. K. Jlaiio-
EiKht St., New York.
I copy curious love letter. 1 pk. comic
cards, 1 pack popping question cards;
all for 10 cts. and stamn. Fun Card Co..
WITH A COLD IS ALWAYS DANG EttOUS.
WELLs' CARBOLIC TABLETS,
a sure remedy for COUQHS. and all diseases
of the THROAT. LUX US, CHEST AXD MU
PUT UP ONLY IN lil.VV. BOXES.
SOLD BY ALL DKFGGISTS.
C N. CKITTENTON. 7 Sixth Avenue. N. V.
The Slack Hills.
By II. N. Makuikk, who has sent 12 years ia
thin region. Latest accounts of iold and Silver
prospects. Agricultural and (irazing resources.
Climate. Iluntinir. Fishinz. Indians, and Set
tlers Adventures with them. Mining and Wild
western Life, the Waterfalls. Boiling (ievscrs.
noble Scenery, immense Conies, etc. With 27
fine illustrations, and one map. Price only
lOetn. Sold by Act. Newspkalers, or sent
postpaiu lor 12C Iy IIUm;lLV, LOVI)
as. puns , nn-ao, in.
TlTTlTf paek acquaintance cards. 1 pack lidkf.
P 1 1 1 1 llirtation. 1 pack scroll, all sorts', for only
X U 11 lo cts aad stamp. Fun Card Co., Middle
GLENN'S SULPHUR SOAP.
Thorouzlily C urea Iieases of tlie
Kkin, lEeautiil? . the oiuplexiou. Jre
Teiits mid reined leu IthenmatUm and
liout. II ca In Kore aud Abranions of
the C aticle nml I'ounteraelx Contasion
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
rniCES 'c per Cake ; Box (3 Cakes") 70 Cents.
N. B. sent bv Mail, prepaid, on receipt of price.
C.N. C ltfTTK'NDOX. Prop. 7 Si xth Avenue N.Y.
f? W ffl'1'!' Tip To Package is the
a IJlaruest and bc-t selling out.
H jpREADAMDSEE 18sheetsof
M ML M. Note Paper, 13 Envelopes.Pen
liolder, GolJen I'en. Set of Elegant Gold,
Stone Sleeve Buttons, Gents' Lake
George Diamond Pin, Amethyst Stone
King, inlaid with Gold. Amethvst Stone
Scarf Pin. Gold-plated Wedding Ping.
Set l.'osebud Ear Drops, Ladies' Flower
ed and Silvered Hat Pin, Ladies' Fancy
Set Pin and Drops. Gold-plate Collar
Button, Gents' Gold-plated Watch
Chaiu. and Set of Iliri-e ;ld-plated
lft-litl f'r BO rev.tit.
Tit A I iROIXA It K IX DU
MEXTX TO AOEXTS.
,r. Itltl(r., Clinton I'lnee. eu Vork
r tr m 1 comic oil cliromo, 7x11. mounted,
worth 25e.,l pk love cards. 1 pack
U m LJ comic envelopes, 1 pk comic cards. 1
A Ca. i.k scroll. 1 ?4i book Fun all sent for
onlv ::e. st'ns. Noveitv Co. Miildleboro. Mass.
BRYAN & CHAMBERS,
Manufacturers of and Dealers In
ETC., ETC ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
HO FOR THE
ISIqck: Mills !
AM) CK.AIt STORE
I?-M GUI RE'S old stand still kept pen by
CIGARS, TOBACCOS, cf-C, WHOLE
SALE tt- RETAIL.
Good Goods, Buy Largely
And invite trade to call and examine, ltf
Good fresh milk
DELIVERED DAILY !
EVERYBODY'S HOME IX TLA TTSMOUTH
IF THEY WANT IT, BY
J. F. BCiOIKISTEU.
5l:jTD IN YOVR OHHFIt-S AND I WILL TBV AND
40yl and serve yoa regularly.
O. F. JOHNSON,
All Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
Prescriptions Care Tally Compounded
by an Kxperieneed Irus;xlst.
KEMEUBFR TI1E TLACE.
COR. FIFTH & MAIN SI REETS
A a i
It. II. WIXIIIA3f.
ATTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Real
estate bought and sold. Taxes paid : and spe
cial attention given to collections. Ofnce over
Dr. Chapman 8 Drug Store, I latLsmouth. 37yl
HAM H CIIAI'JIAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Chan
cery. Oinee in i ltzgerald s Block, Plattsinouth
AVIII-F-LEIt A BKAXETT,
REAL ESTATE and Tax Paying Agents, No
taries i-uuiie, fire ana Late insurance Agents,
i latusmoutn, .eorasKa.
K K LIVIG!)TO,
rilYSICIAN & SURGEON, tenders his pro-
iessionai services to the citizens of Cass county,
icesiuen.ee soiuneasi corner sixtn ana uat? sts.
Oiliee on Main street, two doors west of Sixth
4JKO. H. N.1IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Social atlention given to Collections
and all matters allecting the title to real estate
ottice on 2U iioor, over i'ost omce, rjattsmoiitn
Nebraska. 40 1.
JIOIIX XV IIAIXKH
JUSTICE OK TIIE PEACE. ani collector of
debts. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand do'lars. Mortgages. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and ail county business
usually transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
Best of reference given if required.
Ofliee on Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl . JOHN W. HAINES.
UK. J. 31. WATER MAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
JjniltriCle, C(ti8 Co., Xeb.
CAlways at the office on Saturdays. 40yl
r LA TTSMOUTH, NEB.
Flour, Corn 31?al, & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
corn, l'arncuiar attention given custom worn,
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor,
Location Central. Good Sample Room.. .
Free Conveyance to and from the Depot at
4.J111.J i'lausmoutn, .eu.
J.J.imiOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known and most popular Landlord
In the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
Largest and finest Hotel be
tiveen Chicago nnISan
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
Best's Milwaukee Deer.
wbich can be had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
WIXES, LIQUORS, AXD CIGARS.
S3mG Ed. Uosrnlianm.
LENHOFF d- EONNS,
Morning Dew Saloon !
One door east of the Saunders House. We
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
3.lir.9 Constantly on Hand.
A 4rrat ICeduction in Price of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices rcdneed from 20 to 3" per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1877. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
91 Smithfleld St., Pittsburgh, Pa. lfyl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Mai., street. Comer of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - XED.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STHEIGIIT & xMILLEK,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Lower Main Street.
2 1-1 y STREIGHT & MILLER.
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOR SALE BY
23. & ESo. EL H.
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at 6 per cent Interest.
Six Years Credit at 0 per cent Interest,
and 20 per cent Discount.
Other Liberal Discount For Cash,
Keliate an Karen and Kreljilits,
and Premium tor Improve,
Pamphlet" and Jfape. containing full partic
ulars, will be mailed free to any part of the
world on application to
LAM) COMMISSIONER. B. & M. R. R.
lull LiscOLjr, Sebeaska
TIIE Y0SEXITE IIEB3IIT
From the Galaxy.
The shadows were lying tolerably long
on the green hillsides when the lum
bering yellow stage, somewhat the
worse for wear, drawn by four lean,
dusty horses, also somewhat the worse
for wear, drew up with a grand flourish
in front of the Grand Hotel, Mariposa.
It was a long, low building, with a
broad ph zza in front and along one
side; the facade was painted a dingy
yellow, to match the stage, apparently,
but the rest of the edifice had been neg
lected, aud the superabundant rain and
superabundant sunshine of Mariposa
had left marks of their handiwork on
the bare boards.
The loungers rushed out of the bar
room as soon as the wheels were heard,
and stood grouped about the broad pi
azza exchanging jokes with the drivei,
who was known as Scotty, and asking
the news from Hornitos and other way
Meanwhile the "Doctor." a stout,
ruddy coruplexioned man, whose ap
pearance spoke well for his profession,
descended from his seat on the box, and
opening the stajre door with an air of
pride and satisfaction, he assisted the
one lady passenger to alight with a
grace which would have done credit to
Chesterfield. The loungers on the pi
azza started and drew back. All ceas
ed their gibes with Scotty, and two or
three removed their hats. She was not
only a woman, but a very pretty wo
manshe was even beautiful.
She thanked the Doctor with a pret
ty grace, and turned her clear, hazel
eyes upon the admiring group, scanning
each face eagerl3r and wistfully. The
Doctor said, -Allow me," and was about
to escort her into t e small den at one
side known as the "ladies parlor," but
she swept past him and walked straight
into the bar room, the Doctor, the loaf
ers, and Scotty crowding in after her,
and regarding her movements with an
undisguised admiration and as much
reverential curiosity as though she had
been a visitant from another sphere.
The proprietor of the "Grand" was a
podgy man, with an aggressively bald
head and scaly eyes like an alligator's
though for that matter I may be li
belling the alligator. His name was
Sharp, commonly corrupted into "Cu-
tey by some mysterious process.
He was pouring whisky from a bot
tle into a glass, prepatory to serving
himself, when the new comer walked
she walked like an angel straight up
o him and said, "Is this the landlord ?"
Cutey was so astonished by the ap-
paration that he dropped the ghvss he
called it a glass; it was in reality a
stone china cup about half an inch
thick and wasted the whisky; it was
only by the greatest presence of mind
that he succeeded in saving the bottle.
M-a-a-m?" he stammered, clutching
it his bald head to see if there was a
The woman repeated her question ;
the crowd by the doorway, headed by
the Doctor, strained their ears to listen.
She had a low voice, tolerably sweet.
Such music had never before been
heard within those low walls, perhaps.
They wished she would say more. Old
"Punks" muttered that she 'minded him
of his Lyddy "jest sech a voice!"
which remark brought down upon him
much contumely afterward, and a
threat from the Doctor to "put daylight
through him." After a helpless look
around him, Cutey admitted that he
was the landlord, with the air of a cor
nered scoundrel confessing a crime.
"Then perhaps you can tell me what
wish to know," said the woman, lix-
ler clear, sweet eves upon him. "I
want to find a man named "Wilmer
James Courtnev "Wilmer"
Cutey shook his head sorrowfull'.
"Thar be so many names," said he;
skurce any man goes by his own name.
lie he livin' in Mariposa, ma'iaf"
"I do not know," was the reply, with
a suggestion of tears in the voice, at
which every heart in the crowd by the
door was touched and unhappy.
Punks nudged Scotty with his elbow.
"What's that fellow's name that wus
partners with Circus Jack in the Ban-
derita?" he whispered.
Scotty rapped his forehead with his
horny hand, and ran his fingers into his
bushy, tow colored hair, with a clutch
"Punks," he whispered, "I allers
counted you a fool, but you ain't; you
ail a shinin' lightl His name wus Jim
Then, coloring up to the root3 of his
hair, he advanced and said:
"If you please ma'am."
The woman turned at this, meeting
a whole battery of eyes without any
seeming consciousness of it.
There wus a feller named Jim Wil
mer here wus partners in the Bander-
ita, with ti feller named Circ least
ways, I don't know his name, but we
called him Circus Jack, ma'am."
The woman's face her beautiful
face turned as white as the collar at
her throat; she leaned against the bar
and tried to speak, but the words died
on her lips.
Finally, with an effort, she half whis
"Do you know where he is now?"
Then, as the men looked at each oth
er, she cried in a clearer tone, "Is he
Xo, no, ma'am, ne wu3 here, 'taint
a month," said Scotty. "I think he's
off liuntin' ia the hills. IU find Circus
Jack, and bring him up here. He'll be
likely to know him and Jim wus real
"Thank you," said the stranger soft
ly, in a voice which smote Scotty's
. The Doctor, meanwhile, had gone to
Mrs. Sharp, who presently entered, and
invited the stranger to "hev a little
She was a small, fair woman, with a
washed out look, and a moutn not in
nocent of "dipping;" but she looked
and spoke kindly, and the stranger was
glad euough to answer, "Yes," and fol
low her into the dining room. The
crowd fell back as she approached, but
only enough to give her room to pass,
Some stealthily touched her dress as
she swept by them, and when she had
disappeared and the door had closed
forty tongues were loosed at once, and
a scene of excitement ensued only
equaled by the one which followed on
the shooting of "the Judge" by "Little
Jack" over a game of poxer, in that
very bar-room of the Grand Hotel.
"Mought I ax your name ma'am ?"
inquired Mrs. Sharp.
"Marian Kingsley," was the faint re
ply. "Miss or Mrs., ma'am ?" pursued Mrs.
Sharp, glancing at the shapely, white,
The stranger gave a slight impatient
twiteh. "It doesn't matter." she said.
"Call me Marian. That will do as well
Mrs. Sharp was a washed out wo
man. Many of the natural and lauda
ble instincts rema'ned, perhaps being
fast colors ; but a horror of the class to
which she now supposed Marian to be
long was one which had faded out of
her nature. She gave a slightly super
cilious look, which fell upon the wo
man like moonlight on ice, and pursu
ed her inquiries.
"Came from "Frisco?"
"I came through there. I didn't see
anything of the place."
"Whar did yer come from?"
"Philadelphia." The tone was chang
ed. She evidently felt the impalpable
rudeness of the faded woman, and knew
how to resent it in the same way. More
conversation ensued, in the coarse of
which Mrs. Sharp discovered that Ma
rian had a little money enough to pay
her board for a few months and that
she had come there to find "James
Mrs. Sharp had information to give
as well :is to take, for she knew some
thing of Jim.
"H'e call him Jim," she said a little
scornfully. "He didn't get no courting
Poor Marian gave a faint smile.
"There might be other James Wilmers,"
she said. "I wanted to be sure."
Mrs. Sharp didn't think this could be
"He's a rough, ragged creeter," she
said, "and's had the snakes fur a week
at a time."
Marian shrank and cowered at this,
with a pitiful look of pain on her beau
"He'd money left him?" asked Mrs.
Sharp. Marian nodded.
"Twont do him no good. Soon as
he learns it he'll drink himself into
snakes. Allers did when they struck a
good lead on the Danderita. Circus
Jack, he loses all hisn's at poker; so
thar they go."
In the course of an hour Circus Jack,
scrubbed and "fixed up" to a degree
which made him almost unrecogniza
ble by his comrades, appeared, escorted
by Scotty, also prepared by a choice
toilet to enter the presence of "the la
dies." "'Scuse my not comin' afore," said
Scotty. "Hosses must be 'tended to,
and them of mine wus about dead
Marian smiled graciously, if absent
ly, and turned her clear, hazel eyes to
Circus Jack, who, with many excuses,
circumlocutions and profane epithets,
most of which he apologized for in
stantly, and some of which he was ev
idently unconscious of, gave her all the
information in his power in regard to
the man she had come to find.
No one in Mariposa knew him bet
ter. As "Jim" he was almost an inte
gral part of the city of "Butterflies."
The butterflies, by the by, for w h'ich
the town is named, are not those wh'ch
soar in the air, bufMariposas," fasten
ed by long, tough filaments to the
Many a night had Jim Wilmer crush
ed his swollen face into them, and
slept a drunken sleep with their soft
wings folded sorrowfully above him.
There was something of a mystery
about him, which the "boys" had never
been able to fathom. Some said that
he belonged to a wealthy and aristo
cratic family, and had left home and
come a wanderer and an outcast, be
cause some beautiful woman had jilted
him. Others said that he had had a
wife and children; that he had broken
his wedded faith and his wife's heart
at the same time, and that a grim phan
tom followed him wherever he went,
and gave him no peace. Others told
yet another story: that he had been en
gaged to a beautiful girl, and had lov
ed her and trusted her above all telling;
that his wedding day was near, when
he had stumbled upon some miserable !
secret, which was dead and buried but
could not rest in its grave; that there
was no room left for doubt, which is
sometimes blessed, and he had fled with
out a word; disappeared, and left to
her own wretched heart the task of
telling her the reason why.
The Plattsniouth Institute and Comity
As already announced, this meeting
will be held from July 9th to 19th in
The special purpose of this institute
is to prepare Superintendents and
teachers for managing and instructing
teachers institutes. The exercises wil
1st. Lectures on object, methods and
means of institute work.
2d. A regular study of and recita
tion of some good work on teaching.
3d. Specimen lessons by members of
the convention, with criticism by the
leader and others.
4th. The preparation of an outline
manual institute instruction, embody
ing the best thoughts brought out at
the convention, and suitable for use at
As a basis for specimen lessons, and
instruction in the art of teaching, class
es will be formed in the following,
among other subjects:
Arithmetic Compound numbers
and per centage.
Geography-North America and map-
Drawing on blackboard, with special
reference to its use by the teacher.
Llementory sounds and the use of a
Phisiology Digestive, Respiratory,
and circulating systems.
School economy Organization, re,
ulation, teachers, records, health, con
dition, study and recitation.
Recitations will be largely confined
to the topics indicated above.
Many text books will be furnished
for use without charge, and all at a
very low rate. Delegates had better
bring some text books for reference.
Bring Dictionaries especially.
This institute is called for all the
counties in the state east of the 6th
County Superintendents are notified
that Sec. 91 of .School Law makes it
their duty to attend this institute. Su
perintendents who live within the dis
trict for which it is called, but who
prefer to go to Grand Islandwill be at
libertyto do so.
If desired, an examination for first
or second grade state certificates will
be held Boarding at hotels, S-4.00 per
week; in private families, $3.00 per
week. Delegates who pay full fare
coming will le returned for one-fifth
This bids fair to be one of the larg
est and most important conventions
ever held inthe state, and every super
intendent and teacher in the state is
earnestly requested to be present.
Persons wishing more particular in
formation concerning boarding ar
rangements, may write to Mr. Thomas
S. R. Thompson',
Sup't. Pub. Instructions.
"Pull out. Bill!" shrieked an en
gineer's son along the B. & M. Rail
Road to one of his playmates, a break
man's boy, who was in imminent
danger of getting smashed by his
mother, who was coming after him
"Git on the main line and give hr
steam! Here comes the switch engine!"
But before the juvenile could get in
motion, she had him by the ear and he
was laid up with a hot box.
First son of Albion Hi'm surprised
at this news from Hamerica, but it
shows the superiority of hour govern
ment." Second Son of A, "What's
hup now hover there?" First S. of A.
'Wy, they cawn't pay their harmy.
Did you hever 'ear the like? To
fspeake of hit as a harmy is habsurd,
you know; but to think that the pay
of such a hinsignificant harmy should
be in harrears! Wy, blawst me heyes
w'at if tli'se Hamericans 'ad the
Rooshans to hencounter!
The Red Cloud Chief man has been
to see us and this is what he says:
nestled down among the hills bordering
on the river, was the scene of our first
advent into Nebraska, while she was
yet a Territory. The town has grown
since then, but looks rather weather
beaten and dingy. While there we
I called at the Herald office and found
the "boys busy. The editor Mr. Mac
Murphy was absent, having accompan
ied the rest of the "fortunate ones" on
their trip to the mountains."
The editorial party were very fortu
nate in their company to and from Salt
Lake. Senator Saunders, Capt. Nick
erson, Chief of Gen. Crooks staff; U
S. Marshal, Sweezy; Ass' t. Sup't. U. P.
Land Department, Howard Kennedy;
Judge Mason,& Covell of Neb. Citr kept
us company more or less of the way to
Cheyenne. Ex-Governor Stanford's
family of California, went through in
the C. P. Directors car. We picked
Gen. Tom Thumb up at Evanston go
Returning we had Frank Leslie and
party, Senator Conover of Florida, in a
special car. Mr. Leslie took several
fine views along the road, some of
which embraced members ot the Edi
Mr. Hemying, ("Jack Harkaway") of
Mr. Leslie's party, almost captivated
one of our young ladies, and Mr. Rice,
nephew of Gov. Rice, of Boston, fought
a duel for another one. Who says
therc'3 no fun on the road now-a-days ?
THE PROPOSED PLAN OF SHIP
PLNG DRESSED BEEF FROM
OMAHA TO TIIE EAST.
What J. H. CanfleM of St. LonN and
11. X. Smith or Omaha Think
A lion t it.
From the Daily of June 1st.
The announcement in yesterday's
Herald that Kansas City hadcommen
ced the shipment of fresh beef to the
centers of population in New England
and the Atlantic States by patent re
frigerator cars, created considerable
stir in Omaha. One effect of the an
nouncement, which is most certainly
highly significant in a commercial
sense, was to prompt the question, "if
Kansas City, why not Omaha," and
many minds went back to recall a sim
ilar project which wa mooted and al
most put upon its feet in Omaha sev
eral years ago. The fact that a rival
city had seized the idea and put it in
practical shape, made many regret that
Omaha had not at least tried the pro
ject, which promised such great re
"I dqn't know why it can't be done,"
said Mr. II. K. Smith to the Herald re
porter yesterday afternoon. "The great
bugbear heretofore has been the Union
Pacific Railroad, but I had a talk with
Mr. S. II. II. Clark, the Superintendent,
the other day, and he offered to lease
to such a company thirty-live acres of
ground just outside of th.'city limits.
which cost tho company SI 1,000, for
ten years, at a rate of about S.OOO,
with the privilege to purchase at a fair
valuation at any time within ten
Reporter What amount of cattle are
west of Omaha?
Mr. Smith Last year 69,000 cattle
passed through this city for Chicago
and other eastern markets, and this
year it is calculated that 100,000 will
pass through here for the same points.
By the erection of stock yards and
packing houses a market can be made
at this point that I think can compete
with any market in the country. Ne
braska, Wj'oming, Montana, Utah, Col
orado,.contain 1,000,000 or 1,500.000
head of stock. That whole country
is tributary to Omaha, which is tho
natural gatewray through which they
must all pass to find a market. This
is independent of hogs and sheep, with
which the prairies and plains aro alive.
Besides that, we have an outlet east
ward through four different roads,
while Kansas City has but two, which
gives us the advantage of double their
At this point Mr. Smith exhibited a
letter from J. II. Canfield, of St. Louis,
the inventor of a well known patent
refrigerator car, proposing the forma
tion of a joint stock company in Omaha
for the slaughtering, packing and ship
ping of dressed beef to tho eastern
markets. Mr. Canfield explained his
easons for laying the propositions be
fore an Omaha business man by the
statement that the stock yard men in
and east, of St. Louis had formed a
combination against him, knowing
that if his refrigerators ran west of St.
Louis the Union and National stock
yards of St. Louis, and East St. Louis
would have to co by the board. Men
who are shipping beef to Liverpool,
continued Mr. Canfield, say that if they
can kill their beef in Nebraska, Kan
sas, Colorado or Texas and ship it to
Liverpool dressed in good order, they
can not only save one quarter of their
money, but they can defy the world to
produce superior beef. The heaviest
ranch men of Texas say they are tired
of driving and shipping live cattle, the
expense and loss of weight in shipping
eating up their profits and destroy
ing the quality of the beef. Beef ship
ped in refrigerator cars will pay a large
profit. There is nothing to hinder
Omaha from being one of the best ship
ping points in the west. Beef men in
Kansas City say as quick as I can sup
ply them with my cars they will stop
shipp'ng live cattle."
Mr. Smith interposed to say that ho
had reason to believe that the sugges
tion had been acted upon and that this
statement, which was made in the early
part of the month, in part at least ac
counted for the start that Kansas City
had made in this direction.
Mr. Canfield went on to say that in
his opinion a good start could be made
in Omaha for S2.10.000. A slaughter
house with a cooling room attached
could be built, with yards for cattle,
for about $23,000; about $100,000
would be required for cars, the balance
to be used in buying cattle and other
expenses. A cooling house would have
to be built in Jersey City to unload
the cars on their arrival. The differ
ence between the price of beef at
Omaha and New York would average,
Mr. Canfield thought, a net profit on
each car load of beef of about $300.
He considered that not only could a
good profit be made on the beef, pork
and game sent eastwards, but the re
turning cars could be loaded with
freight, and thus bo made to a, divi
dend each way. Mr. Canfield has the
pardonable enthusiasm of an inventor
over his cars, ne claims that they will
preserve all kinds of fresh meat in a
perfectly dry State for almost any
length of time at a temperature of
from fifty to fifty-five degrees, consum
ing but about one quarter of the ice
usually used. A car is remodeled, with
his directions, by the Vandalia Rail
road Company, and he tested it with
fresh beef for one week to the satis
faction of every one that saw it. Par
ties were now coming to lam, Mr. Can
field said, from all quarters shippern
of beef to Liverpool, Texas cattlo
men, stock yards men and others
with offers to take hold of his cars.
The cars would carry 1G0 quarters of
dressed beef, or double the amount of
live cattle that can be shipped in a car,
and on this accoir.it were objectionable
to railroad men. who claimed that
these cars would take off one-half tlieir
freight in cattle. In conclusion, Mr.
Canfield suggested the advisability of
forming a state stock company, with
sufficient capital to control the slaugh
tering business of the State, Omaha be
ing the head center, and in such a
company he held himself ready to take
stock. There were other points of in
terest in the letter, which is too
lengthy for publication in full in tho
crowded columns of the Herald.
"I am entirely satisfied of tho feasi-
bility of this plan," said Mr. Smith, in'
continuance of the conversation.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD,
Paint for Floors. There is but
one paint suitable for floors, and that
is French ochef. First, if the boards
have shrunk, clean out tho joints well,'
and with a small brush give a heavy
coat of boiled linseed oil, then putty
up solid. Now paint the whole floor
with a mixture of much oil and littlo
ocher for the first coat, then, after it is
well dried, give two more coats of
much ocher and littlo oil, finally finish
with a coat of first-rate copal varnish.
A Veoetarlf. Catechism. A wri
ter in Demorest's Monthly says:
Why should haricot, beans never bo
put into cold water to soak, as Is often
recommended? Because all the nutri
tious portion of the bean is extracted
by the process. They should be wash'
ed in warm water, then in cold, be tied
loosely in a cloth, be put into boiling
water with a spoonful of dripping anil
a little salt in it, and be kept boiling
for four hours. They are then excellent
if served with gravy and not with inel
ted butter. They serve with garnish
roast mutton or beef, and are excellent
eating served whole or as a puree.
To make the latter, when thebcaus aro
done throw them instantly into cold
water, when the skins will slip off.
Rub the beans through a colander anI
mix a lump of butter with them. A
little stock, or milk, or cream, is excel-'
lent mixed in.
Why should plenty of fast-boiling
water be used in boiling vegetables, po
tatoes excepted ? Because the greator
the body of boiling water the greater
the heat. If only a little water be used,
the wholo affair soon cools, and tho
vegetables become tough, so much bo
that no length of time in boiling them
will render them otherwise. Braccoli
sprouts in April, if properly cooked by
boiling them for eight minutes in
boiling water, will bo tender as mar
row; but if not properly done, hours
will not cook them.
Why should onions be always cut In
round and very thin rings ? Because
the fibre is thu3 cut across, and in so
cutting them, or whether for frying or
making sauce, they are rendered very
tender when cooked. With turnips
and carrots it is just the same; neither
of the threo should be split or cut in
any other way. Why should parsley
never be boiled with soda only in boil
ing water and salt? Because parsley,
having no oil in it. would bo spoiled
with soda, and all flavor would bo ex
tracted. Croup. Croup 13 an inflamation of "
the inner surface of tho windpipe. In
flamation implies heat, and that heat
must be subdued or tho patient will in
variably die. If prompt efforts are
made to cool the parts in case of an at
tack of croup, relief will be as prompt
as it 13 surprising and delightful, All
know that cold applied to a hot skin
cools it, but all do not as well know
and understand, that hot water applied
to an inflamed skin will as certainly
cool it off. Hence the application of
ice-cold watar with linen cloth3, or of
almost boiling water with woolen flan
nel, are very efficient in the cure of
croup. Take two or three pieces of
woolen flannel of two folds large
enough to cover the whole throat and
upper part of the chest, put these in
a pan of water as hot as the hand can
bear, and keep it thus hot by adding
water from a boiling tea-kettle at hand;
let two of the flannels be in the hot
water all the time and one on the throat
all the time with a dry flannel covering
the wet one, so as to keep the steam in
to some extent: the flannels should not
be so wet when put on as to dribblo
the water; for it is important to keep
the clothing dry as possible, aud the
body and feet of the child comfortable
and warm. As soon as one flannel gets
a little cool put on another hot one.
with as little interval of exposure as
possible, and keep up this process until
the doctor comes, or until tho phlegtn
is loose, the child easier, and begins to
fall asleep: then gently wrap a dry
flannel over the wet one which is on.
so as to cover it up thoroughly, and tho
child is saved. The same result will
follow if cold water is used, the colder
the better; the cloths should be of mus
lin or linen and of several folds thick
ness, large enough to cover the whole
throat and the upper part of th breast
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