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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1877.
? NUMBER 1G.
KUwi'' (iIiIk Humi.iiIci l,jr J. P,
Yoilli(f. Fosti'tr'nM? liens dfitoi . mid O. F. Jotui
sou.eoiner of Main and Fifth Stiei Is.
3" ? i
i. , till .
OP PLATTSMOUTn. NEBRASKA.
TOOTtK, IIWW A t'LAKK,
K. Ci. DoVKV
A. XV. .MrUlT.ilLIS.
JOMH O'KoUKKE ,
. . . Vice President.
This Hank is nov open fur business at their
new room, corner Mam aud Sixth streets, aiid
8 j ire pare i.l to iransai t a ii-ueral
Sleds. Bonds, Gold. Government and Local
BOUGHT AND aiOLD.
lvp:i$il Rnceictd oml Intertst Alloip
eil on Time Certificates.
Available in anv part of the United States
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
ACjEvrs roil xuc
(MAN Line and Allan Line
Veron wishing to bring out their filet.ds from
I'lRCHASE TICKETS IROM 18
Through to Plattsmoatb.
r i "i
Excelsior Earber Shop.
J. G BOONS,
Main Street, opposite Scxmdtr iicva
T.hTT.c vl attention" Givr::; TO
Catling i'fsIIiTrrri'saJSvI E.nt:ic-s'
Ar.vi a Viocn i:i a
CLSAIT SZ-IAVF,. !
lleops nr.p of th'
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
Ciiain St.. east cf First Nat. Eanlt.)
kTTSMOlTSI, - - - XEH
rv ear is scrPi-iF.r with ire
BEST VINES, LIQUORS,
F. T C .
F O I-' X 1 Ei Y
MacIlfnC 8 Rang !
Rtpain-r of Steam Engines. Boilers,
Hair and Grift 21 ill,
(JAS AD KTKA.1I FITTIXIisi.
V.'iouht Iron Tipe. Force and Lift I'!;es.S!.-ain
Gaiiires. Safety-Valve Givcmor. uud all
kinds of iirass Fnirine Fittings,
repaired on short uotiwe.
FARM MACH I N EKll
Bepaired n Short Notice. 40yl
4' Y O UNO!"
fan ahrajs be found at Hatt's Old 1
xtand, ready to sell the best 2Icat-t. j
YOUNG l)ii v freh fat rattle, sheep, liotro&c.
direct from liio farmers every day, and his 1
meats are aiway good. :
HA ME. tlzll. AXD ruir.. IX SEASOX
c:. D.tir E:v-t cf the Post-Orice. riatuinourh,
... : O :.. .
Piaeiica,! Workers in
SriZ'ZT IROX, ZINC, TIN, ERA
ZfEHr,dcXc large assortment of Hard ssia Soft
Wcod tad Coal Stoves for
il J TUG OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
i-vcry vti.ety ot Tin
Sheet Iron, and Ziuc
ot'K, kept in Stock.
HAZING AND REPAIRING,
Oon cn Short Notice.
-iT TTUiyO WA TiRA XTED !
miCEt I.OAV OAVX.
rt C FANCY CAR0S all ct yli it It ii:tiiie. 10 ct.
J post l;iid.. J. B.H listed. Nas-:iii.Ken t'o.N.Y.
Cl2ZS.So two alik-. with naiiie toe
DKK, Maiden l-.rid."'. X. Y. Hu
. K. Uai:ikk. Maiden I'.rid-.'M.
TTlTl package cotiiie Envelopes. jk. comic
I I Pijcanl!', pack scroll cards. 'Jt p. book of
Uill'im; ail for loc. and stump. Novelty
Cn.. Midillt-boro. Mass
yf JT See thi-.Oul 1.50. atit il
reiiiired t start e-niViiss-
iii!i for MARX TWAIN'S
NEW SCRAP ROOiC.Arir.lv
j:i'!it St., New York.
1 copy curious love letter, 1 pk. comic
cards, l pack popping Ciiestion cards;
all for 10 cis. and stamp. Fun Card Co..
WITH A COLD IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS.
WELLs' CARBOLIC TABLETS,
a ure remedy for COUGHS, and all diseases
of the THRiJAT. LUXUS, CUESTAXD MU
BUT VV ONLY IN IJI-VI. BOXES.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
C. N. CKITTENTOX. 7 Sixth Avenue, N. V.
The Slack Hills.
By H. N. JlAui lRE, who has spent 12 years In
this reiou. Latest account. of I Joid and !ilver
prospects, Acricultural and OrazliiK resouiecs.
Ciiinate. Hunting, Fisiiinsr, Indians, and set
tlors' Adventures with tliem. Mining and W i'd
Western Life, t.'ie Waterfalls. Boiling Geysers,
noMe S'-einry, iiiminise liorires. etc. With "JT
flue illustrations, and one min. Briee onl.r
lO-tw. S.!d by All Newsdi ai.krs. or sent
postpaid for le. by XKLJL.Vt LitVl)
A CO.. pubs.. Chiruio. 111.
pack acquaintance cards. 1 naek hdkf.
flirtation, l pack tcroil.all sortf, for only
in cts aa'l stamp. Fun Card Co.. Middle
GLENN'S SULPHUR SOAK
Thoroughly Cures Diseases of t!ie
Mkln. IteantitlcM tiie Complexion. Pre
veiitsi and reiaertie- Illieumati.m and
out. tScjil-i Pore anil Aferasioun of
the Cuticle r.inl Coanternetis Cont.'tzion
iOLU 8V vLL DRUGGISTS.
Pin. lis j.'ic jier C.ike ; Box ia Lakes) TOOnts.
N.B. en bv .M:::i. prepaid, on receiptor price.
C.N.C:::TTi:'XD-ON. 1To. 7 Sixth Avenue N.Y.
U wulne lip lo; F:n-k.ij:e is the
B r-.l:,r' -'il st nine out.
W RE.'lD A.DSEE Id sheets of
5 M Note I'.M-er. 13 Env lopes. l'trn
hoider. Golden lVn. Set of Eletr.int Gobi
Stone Sleeve Bm tons. ;ci.ts' Iike
eorj;e Diamond Bin, Amethyst Stone
IUn. inlaid wBli Gold. Amethvsr S'oue
Se:uf B1k. Gold-plated Wedding Kim:.
Set Bosebad Ear Drops, Ladies' Flower
ed a'd Silvered Hat Bin. Ladies' Kanev
Set Bin and lrops, (iobl-plate Collar
BuU1.11. Gents' Gold-plated "Watch
Chaic. !!Pd Set of Tlirce Gold-nlated
Sti'd. Tht mttre Lot witKPi rrv
;)ocf-p.!i.J tor 3D rf".-. K.V- 3 1 3 U O
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i co!i;i il p iiromo. 7x1 1, mounted,
il v.crth 2jc. 1 t.k love cards. 1 pack i
B M c:iiic envelopes, 1 pk comic car b-. 1 I
8 in ! pk scroll. 1 L'l'i look Fun all se-,t for
s' 'i". -evifx Co. Mnlaieboro. Mas.
it tirJ J-f "Sri
ati'ifactur-r of and Dealer In
'Vr? L.' S1
: ETC.. PTC, ETC.
I D jno v7ith Neatne 3 Dispatch.
"Turley's iMifem self adjustable horse collar.
Win. Bryan t.jilj owner oi the rilit to sell here.
Oaly place in towa where ti.ey are stdd."'
HO FOR THE
IN PLA TI'SJIO UTII.
AX UA STOKE
E'S old stand f til! kej.t epen bv
CIO AIIS. TOBACCOS, d-C. WHOLE
SALE & HETAIL.
vrf KEI F
Good Goods, Buy Largely
Ard invite trade to call and examine. Hf
VSiZ C h i- m. 111-'. -fl -f
(iimii fresh milk
DELIVERED DxILY !
E VE2: YEOD Y'S IK IXTE IX PLA TTSMO UTl t
IV THKY WANT IT. BY
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n:.Nt is yov :t ojiUKijs ,i t tviu, thy and
i 1 titiu serve you regnl.-irly.
O. P. JOHNSON,
All Paper Triiumed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
Prescription! Carefully Compounded
by aa Kpertpnrel Irugri,t.
REMIiIBEn THE I'LACE.
FIFTH d- 31 A IN SlREETS
If 1 W
It. It. UIXBIIAJI,
ATTOBNF.Y and Counselor at Law. Real
estate lMii(rht and sold. Taxes paid ; and spe
cial attention given to collections. Oflice over
Dr. Chapman's Drujr Store, Blattsmouih. :$7yl
W.V.U .11 CIIAP.1IAX,
ATTOL'XEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Chan
cery. Mice iu Fitzgerald's Block, Blattsuiouth,
Z. II. WUKELKK 9t CO.
LAW OFFICE. Keal E.- tate, Fire and Life In
surance Audits. Blattsinouth, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans. 4U lr.yl
KIC.AK I). STOSK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. office with D. II. H.
Vheeler & Co., I'lattsiiiouth, Neb. I5yl
IC It LIVlMiSTOV,
PHYSICIAN & SUBGEON. tenders bis pro
fessional services to i lie citizens of Cass county.
Besidence southeast corner Sixtli and Oak sts." ;
onice on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
i;i:o. f. H.fiiTii.
A1TOKNKY AT LAW and Ileal Estate Bro
ker. Special attention niven to Collections
and all matl'-rs alfectinir the title to real estate.
Oflice on -2d Uoor, over Tost Olllee. l'lattsmomh,
Nebr.uska. 4o i.
JOHX AV IIAI.K8
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, ami collector of
debts, collections maile from one dollar to one
thousand dodars. Mortgages. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
itsua'.lv transacted before a Just ice oft ae Peace.
Best of reference civen if reipkiied.
Olliee on Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN XV. HAINES.
IK. J. 32. WATEBMAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Lutiivcillc, Cans Co., Xcb.
CBTAIways at the office on Saturdays. 40yl
C.HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, CorifMoal, & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
iiriees. The hithest prices paid for Wheat ai.d
,'orn. Particular attention given custom work.
J.S.GllJUGO-RY, - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Boom..
Every attention paid to guests. 43ni3
FLATT-SUm Til, N't- B.
J.J. IJIIIOFF, - - - ProprMor.
Tl . . t , I
md most ponular Landlord
i Pi l!i
Always stop at ti;e Commercial.
JAVt'cn CJIiI cago iiriti
I keep cosistautly on band
Host's Milvt'iiukcc Beer.
v.liic'n can be lid at ro other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best or
1V1XES, LIUUOllS, AXD CIGARS.
C',nr- F.l. Kosciilaum.
EENHOFF & BONXS,
YuwvAm'z 1)cit,v Siiloon !
One. door e:i:,t of the Saunders Hoiwe" We
keep the best of ."-
Beer, Vines, Liquors & Cigars.
3.lmi Co::stant!y on Hand. ';
A 4re:it tteluclion in Pi-2cesojf
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Vi 'i-t-s reduceil from L") to per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, ut!i reduced prices
for IS. i. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GU.V WORKS,
Jt Siaii hfield St.. PittsburKli, Pa. lsvl
II. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Uc tail Dvalcis in
I X & 1 vi w j
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.
Man. street Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - XEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STllEiGIif cS; MILL i,
and all UiuJs of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opnosite E. G
on Lower .Main Street.
ST RE I GUT & MILLER.
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOR SALE BY
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 I.ilM-ral Disrounts Far Cash,
Itebat- on Fare and Frelxhth,
and lremiumM tor Improve.
Pamphlet and .1aps. containing full particular-.
v;ll be mniied free to any part of tlie
world .m annllxtion to
LAND 0OtU:iXONES. B. M. R. R.
10YI LZXCr. .'UUMi
Our faaious Potato lia.s b .ve gone
easr, young in.iii io ifiow up wkli tnj
country and already they have driven
Sammy Bowies' folks to the perpetra
tion of this kind of poetry.
From the springfleld Republican
The morning sun was rising fast.
As through the "meadow lot" there passed
A bov, who bore with grasp so bold,
A good-sized bottle, meant to hold
His evea were dim. his cheeks were wet
With tears that would not back be kept ;
And with a sob, a sigh, a groan,
Ileutlcred in most mournful tone,
Near happy homes he saw the boys
Playing croquet, or with their toys ;
Above the scorching sun did sdnne,
Aud from his lips escaped a whine,
"O. come." his comrades said, "and play
One game of ball with us to-day ;"
Dearly would be have loved to f;o,
But shook his head and answered, "No !
' l'otato bugs !"
"Beware the noon-day sun's hot power !
Beware the awful thunder shower !"
His brother shouted with a will
A voice replied, far down the hill,
At t'ie close of day, as at the church.
The bell replied to sexton's t uch.
And loudiy rnx for 9 o'clock.
A voice txclaiaicdTwith startling shock,
Our hero, rushinjj up the lane.
Stopped not for joy. or grief, or paiu ;
But waving high above his head
Ilia buttle, to the family said :
Into the lire ; one by one.
The striped creatures then he flung ;
And iu his dreams, throughout that night,
Ue often screamed with sad affright :
HY WIFE'S LOSSES.
BY ROSE TERRY COOKE.
I have already celebrated my wife's
nose; but she ha3 one more paculiar
trait which remains tibe painted. Bless
her little soul, she may not be beauti
ful as Venus or a3 wise as Minerva, but
she i3 the most amusing wife man ever
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety."
The other day a young and lovely
brida called on us. Her face was calm,
her eyes bright, her color glowing, her
hair rich and lustrous; the words of
truth and soberness fell from her lips.
1rou could not fail to admire her. She
would be a model houskeeper, a good
mother "tn;ld but firm,"ns the old
owl said to hi3 son Billy and decor
ous, proper, excellent, to the end of l.er
days. Shall I confess that the call bar
ed me exceedingly? I suppose my to
tal depravity ctme to the surface just
then. As for Nan, she turned toward
ine with a sigh, half stifled, and a pret
ty, wistful inquiring louk.
"Isn't she nice, Jack ? I declare I do
think she's lovely. You cm depend on
her every time. She'll be just in the
right place from now till never. Oh
"Yes," said I, "That is all true, Xan ;
but there is such a lack of unexpected
ness about her that I should hate her
in a week."
"Oh, you dear old thing! that's why
you love me, isn't it?"
And she threw herself into rny arms
in the nust gushing manner, and bit
the tip of my ear! Siie really did ; not
entirely in a savage fashion, but as a
"That was unexpected, certainly,"
said I. with a grimace, rubbing tho in
jured member. But Xaa did not sym
pathize. She withdrew herself calmly,
and beg in to hunt around tha room iu
a most vivacious manner.
"What are you looking for now,
S!ie resented tho emphasis with a
look of rae at me, for this was a sore
point. But a? the search went on, and
she grew desperate, sha turned to ma
and remarked, not to sweetly.
"If you must know, I can't tind my
o her ivory needle."
I could not help it I h i t to laugh.
The needle was stuck through the dark
knot of her h iir like a Kouiau girl's
Oh." said she, when I told her an
"oh" that ought to be written st i;citi,
if I hal only a bit of score to do it. For
my wife's losses are tlia family delight.
Xever was such an inconsequent wo
man m il.1. She knows where all my
things are, and reproiches im with the
crudest scorn if I veucuni to ask w'i?r
my stockings are, or wlnii h u b.ic
of my white vest. And the drawers
that belong to little Gracilis, her niece,
are miracles of order, an 1 the luckless
child is visited with awful tira lis fiYKn
her aunty if an apron is mislaid, or a
shoe wandering from 't's own place.
This is all very for Gracilis and ine;
but when it comes to hr own things,
if they were created out of origin. il at
oms every time she wanted them, they
could not be more astray or longer in
Well do I remember, when we mov
ed from the hotel to our little house,
the anguish of mind which pervaded
Xan's atmosphere. But after three
days we looked about us, and found
"most thingi were somewhere," as sh5
lucidly expressed it. Still there were
three bottles of dare t to be accounted
for the last of a doze n which a kind
ly friend had sent U3 to mitigate t e
austerities of a hotel table. It was
very good claret; the taste was clean
and tolerably mild, and thu boquet fine.
Tiis it was which recommended it to
my wife. She would hang over ter
glass like a bee over a blossom, with
dilatad. nostrils azd dreamy eyes "Oil
Jack, it is like English violets!" the
! dinner, suili as it was, growing cold on
her j late, and I was obliged to suggest
that her fool was w titing to be eaten,
and perfuma would not supply the
place of beef aud bread. B it those
three bottles were gone. Xau knew
perfectly well s'ie had taken them in a
basket when I carried her and a few
other precious things over to the house
in my buggy.
"You see, I didn't want to put any
temptation in Polonius's way, Jack, so
I took them myself. I know I did."
Let me put in a parenthesis here, and
rise to. explain that Polonius is not the
immortal adjunct in Hamlet, but only
my queer wife's way of saying Malony,
which is our washer-woman's name.
"But if you put them there, Xan, we
must have taken them out."
"Oh, Jack, what geese men are! Don't
you know you left the buggy and went
up stairs to fetch that lovely vase you
broke on the steps after all, and how
do you know who helped themselves
to that claret then?"
There was a double flavor to this
speech, a sort of mental peppermint that
made me feel two ways at once, just as
that popular aromatic makes your
mouth hot and cold together. I at
least was freed from blame about the
claret, but then I was brought to recol
lect that I broke the vase.
"Perhaps, though," she went on, "you
might have put it under the buggy seat,
and in that case it may still be at the
livery stable. Oh, do go right away
So I meekly walked over to the sta
ble; but though I searched in every
crack of the buggy, there was no claret
Then Polonius was interrogated. She
is an excellent creature, but afflicted
with a fluent piety of speech, whose
liberal dispensation on all occasions is
not quite reverent.
"Ellen, don't you remember seing
three tall, dark bottles on the window
sill at the Blank House when you
were helping me to pack?"
"Indeed, thin, ma'am, I ricollect thim
intirely a standm' in a row be the
windy; an' I've a splindid inirnory, glo
ry be to God! it's niver gone back on
"Did you see me put them into a bas
ket?" "'Deed'n I don'r call to mind I
seen ye do anything with them. I re
lnimber thim bottles, because you was
jist atther giviu' me the ear-rings out
o that drawer in the table by the win
dy." "0!i, that makes me think ; could you
- "Gh, sure, mam, an' plase the Lord I
niver had me ears holed from that day
to this, but my Mary Ann, an' she not
three year old com 3 March, she fetched
thim down a Monday aix the booreau;
an', 'Mother,' sez she, "be the help o' God
I'll wear thim ear rings wan day," sez
she. She's raal smart, that wan!"
This was too much fur Xaa; she left
Polonius to her scrubbing, and turned
to me with a comic yet desperate ex
"It's no use, Jack ; they're gone."
If only she could have accepted that
situation, we should h ive ha l peace;
but day after day went on, and our pos
sessions were daily turned inside out,
outside in, and bottom side up, while
all our friends w re regaled with the
woful ta'e, and everybody wondered
who could have stolen the claret.
Six weeks after, as I came into the
parlor at night, I beheld a strange pile
on the table carefully veiled with a
towel. Xa:i sprang up from her low
chair, and witli a naughty sparkle in
her eye, an 1 a highly dramatic sweep
of her arm, snatched off the towel and
revealed the three claret buttles.
I sank onto the sofa aa 1 laughed till
I could laugh no more.
"You horrid thing!' she exclaimed,
after she had laughed a little herself.
"I thought you'd be go glad."
"My dear. I'm as gla 1 as I can be;
but consider the weakness of humani
ty. I had to laugh; I should have died
with its suppression and the 'flood of
memories' this apparation called up."
"Oh!!!" Exclamation marks cannot
give the indignation which this little
syllable hurled at me.
"Where did you And them, Van?"
"I dou"t want to tell you. I thought
you'd be m igu mim jus, aud you're not I
a bit. I know I shall never hear the
last of that claret. But if you must
know; they were in my work-basket,
rolled up in Graccy's new flannel night
Here she had to laugh with me; and
though I los-i all character for magna
nimity, I must own that Xan never did
hear the l ist of t'l it claret, for it w.s
perpetually brought to confront her
during the next three months, when at
one time every pair of her scissors dis
appeared, to be recovered from the
crease of the sofa, the middle of Web
ster's dictionary, and the top of a jam
pot on the highest pantry shelf places
where she had laid them down in some
emergency, aud quite forgotten them;
at another when ever' pair of five pair
of eye-glas3es (specially, provided to
avert such a catastrophe as my near
sighted wife being left without any)
took to themselves wings oi heels, and
fcy patient search were at last resur
rected from forgotten pockets, the desk.
the dressing-case drawers, and shall I j
say it ? under the bed ! As for spools,
neck ribbons, pencils, handkerchiefs,
gloves, tiey secod 'to syboliz th
lost tribes of Israel for number and
persistence, except that they always
It is true that I also lost things, but
in the normal way; a sleeve-button
that dropped out in the street, and nev
er came back ; a new duster that fell
from the buggy on a drive, and proba
bly has done somebody else good ser
vice long since. Xan's worst loss were
But in three months came a loss that
was really annoying. Xan has dread
ful headaches after any exposure to
colli, and consequently wraps her head
up in a long and thick veil if the weath
er is the least threatening when she is
obliged to face it.
There was a funeral one day in Port
land, some thirty miles by rail, which
she must attend, being "ne of the im
mediate family ; and though it was May,
the sky looked dark enough when Xau
left me for I could not leave my bu
siness to go with her further than the
station. Of course she took her veil
a new and expensive one, just obtained
Trom Xew York. But after she reach
ed town the weather changed to ex
treme heat, and the next afternoon I
met her at the train, flushed and pant
ing, with her thick shawl over her arm,
scolding about the dav ; "I've been al
most roasted, I do assure you. The
house was like an oven everybody
gasping; and the cars, oh, how hot they
were! Please, I'd rather walk home;
I'm too warm to ride."
So we walked home; and milters
went on as usual for two or three
weeks, when, one day, a picnic bing
afoot, Nan came to mi with wide eyes:
"Jack, do you remember, that day I
camo hom.3 from Aunt Dorcas' funeral,
seeing my dark blue veil in my hand?"
"Xo, I don't. Is it lost, Xan ?"
"Of cours3 it is," she retorted, with
much dignity. "I must have left it in
the cars. I remember taking it off my
hat, I was so warm, an I hanging it ov
er the seat back. Will vou please go
up to tli3 noon train and ask Conduc
tor Scott if he found it?"
Xow I have been on so m my fool's
errands of this sorb, I gent'y demurred
"Are you quite sure you haven't it in'
the house my dear?"
"Of course I am. Jack, I do wish you
n.V2r would say 'my dear' to me. I'd
rather be sworn at any diy. Xow you
think I havn't lost tint veil. I hio-'-, I
know I have. But I'll go myself."
-Indeed you won't Mrs. Xan. But
can you blame ins, remembering the
The blessed little woman flew at me
to box ruy ears, but I am nimble, and
escaped by a hair's brealth.
Of course Mr. Scott h id not seen the
veil. And then X an recollected she
hal it in one hand coming out of the
station; therefore she must have drop
ped it iu tho street, and it had to be
thoroughly advertised in the local pa
per. But nobody restored il.
About a year after, Xau came to me
with one hand behind her back, and
the sidewise, doubtful look of a cat
"What have you found?" laughed I,
sure of a sequel of this sort.
She brought slowly before her the
blue lengths of the lost veil, and then
threw herself into my lap, hid her face
in my beard, and proffered this shame
faced explanation: "Why, I was pulling
out a box of papers from under the bu
reau in that little room up stairs you
know it wasn't cleaned hist fall and
I touched something soft. Oh! I
thought it was a mouse, and I scream
ed. But it didn't move, so I poked it
with the cane, and it was my veil, all
folded and rolled up. I suppose I put
it on the bureau with my black hat,
and it rolled off behind."
She went to visit a frieud in Bo ton.
and lost an excellent stone cameo pin
a head of Venus crowded with roses,
embracing Cupid, who nestles his cur
ly head against hei beautiful throat
and smiles. The subject was peculiar,
and the gem valuable. Nan was sure
she had put it in her trunk, but some
delay occurred about leaving, and the
trunk stood in her room a whole day,
while she went out to Roxbury. Of
coursa the chamber-maid had stolen it;
there could be no doubt of that.
What could I say?
Poor little Xan! things got no better
with her for all my laughter; she would
lose a dress skirt, only to discover that
she h id put on another one over it, and
worn it half the day; no morning p.iss
ed without a hunt for the small slip
pers she had steppel out of the night
before wherever she chanced to be
when she thought of it by Gracilis's
"bedside, in the dressing closet, in the
bath room, or by the parlor sofa.
Considering the past, I -felt for the
chambermaid, and therefore persuaded
my wife not to mention her suspicion's,
but to write calmly to her frieud, and
ask if the missing pin had perhaps drop
ped behind the bureau or into one of
its drawers; but no pin had been seen,
deeply to the regret of Mrs. Greene,
who appreciated and admired it thor
oughly. It then occurred to my wife
that she had been to the Boston Public
Library the day before the trunk was
packed, and it was just possible the pin
might have dropped there; so a friend
of mine being about to visit Boston on
business, I commissioned him, not
without some misgivings, to inquire at
tho library for the lost article; but it
wa3 not there, and Xan tried to accept
the situation, though she regretted the
loss much. In the autumn she wan
about to put away in r summer finery
' in a spare chest kepi for such purposes,
and suddenly I heard a sort of gl.id call
from her chamber.
"Oh, Jack, here it is! hero's my pin!
Oh. I'm awfully gla.l!"
She h id become quite callous by this
time to any shame about her numer
ous losses; so she confessed, and I
laughed with serene freedom; and
when I could recover rnvsolf, madatne
explained that in putting away a cer
tain lace jacket she had found the pin
caught in i:'s folds; in a moment of
haste or carelessness she had put the
pin into the trunk tray without its box,
and thrown the jacket over it. I nev
er yet have found out whether she
wrote to Mrs. Greene about the discov
ery. But the climax of all Xan's mishaps
in this line occurred at the Centennial.
I could not spend a long time away
from busine.-s, but I determined to have
her enjoy the great show fully; so I
persuaded her to join a party of friends
who were to stay thre weeks, and
when their visit was over I could go
on for another week. But unhappily
these friends were obliged to leave my
wife three days earlier than f hey had
intended, owing to the serious illness
of one of tho party. Xan staid on,
waiting for me, and the day before I
was to go to her I received a telegram
that first settled me, and then made me
laugh till my dusty oflice rang again,
and the telegraph boy, stolid as most
of his kind, evidently began to consid
er me a dangerous lunatic. The mes
sage run thus :
Centennial Gkoi ni, )
Connecticut Building, July till 'T'j
"What is the number and street, of
the house where I board in Philadel
phia? Answer immediately, to Con
necticut Building. "Xanou"
I telegraphed back at once according
to orders, but was wicked enough to
add, "Have you lost anything.
The next evening I repented of my
little sarcasm, w la n Xan threw her
self on my shoulder in a pas.ioioii of
tears and loneiin"-s.
"Oh, Jack! I never, never was to
scared in all my life. I couldn't pos
sibly think where I was going
to. It was almost time to leave the
grounds; in fact I had gone out once,
but I didn't know which car to take
and I had no niemorandum in my poc
ket; fo I went in again, and I told ihe
Connecticut woman I was lost, and
she advised me to telegraph home but
it would be too late to get an answer
then; and I cried so she w;ts awfully
sorry for me and said if I never, never
would tell, she'd let me stay there all
night and sleep on a sofa. I was
frightened to death, but she was so
kind I did stay, and cried myself to
sleep. Yo.ir telegram co.n-i in the ev
ening before I went to 'lied, and this
morning I got out a ter the gates open
ed some time, and got back here. But
oh. Jack, it was dreadful.
"Xan," said I solemnly, "I'll 'make a
vow and keep it strong,' like the fair
Sophia in 'Jjord Bateman,' never to
let you go out of my sight again. What
could be expected of a woman who
looses everything else, but that she
should loose herself.
Xan's irate answer was characteris
tic, but self-respect forbids me to re
cord it. Harper's Bazar.
A Newspaper's Function.
In a recent speech of an attorney in
a libel suit, the following language oc
curs: There has grown up a sort of
common law of obligation, recognized
mutually by the press and the people,
by which the people expect that the
press, as distributors of useful intelli
gence, shall inform them, as well what
is to be avoided as what is to be sought,
as well who is to be suspected a3 who
is to be confided in. And a newspaper,
as a garnerer and distributor of news,
is a public monitor, and it is its duty
to admonish the people agiinst frauds
and shams, and impostures and dishon
esties. It is to be a beacon as well as
a guide; and whenever a public news
paper, through its diversified applian
ces for the collection and distribution
of information, discovers anywhere in
public life and public avocatioris.wheth
er it be a lawyer, or a clergyman, or a
physician, a man who, instead of secur
ing the public welfare by honorable
methods and practices, simply prowls
about in the back yard of his profes
sion, and uses the means and instru
mentalities which honorable title gives
him to pander to hi3 own lu3t or ava
rice, or any other vile passion, anl that
paper fails to send out some admouito
rv voice, and sound some signal of
warning, it is recreant to every princi
ple of duty and responsibility, and
should be stigmatized by the public it
pretends to represent and to serve.
Many farmers are exceedingly dis
satisfied with their profession, and re
pine at their duties. On the other
hand, Socrates, the wisest of ancient
philosophers. said of it: "Agriculture
is an employment the most worthy of
the application of man: "the most an
cient, and most suitable to his nature.
It is the common nurse of all persons
in every age and condition of life : it i3
the source of health, strength, plenty,
and riches, and of a thousand soberde
lights and honest pleasures. It 13 the
mistress and school of sobriety, temper
ance, justice, religion, and, in short, of
all virtues, civil and military." Cin
j The following are the opening sei
ftenccs of Hon. A. J. Poph'toiis address
before the students of the University
at Lincoln on the llfth annual coir.
meiicemciit Juno 27th.
I am painfully concious that I am
liitle tilted I'm thn ta.k before Lie.
Twenty-five years of bu.-ine.-.j life ab
sorbed in practical ahVirs, in l.ited from
scholastic associations, down on one's
knees with the muck-rake, inhaling
the foul atmosphere of mammon until
the pure ether bathing the mountain
summits of learning has almost loot
its exhilirating tflect constitute a
slender title to audience upon an edu
cational theme, at the state's intellect
ual centre. Yet, as to none is liberty
so dear as to those long pi rt about by
prison walls, so I trust I may urge as
my best warrant for the duty I have
undertaken, an unconquerable longing
to pause for a moment from the weari
; o nf'n irch'upon the hot anddustswept
highway of business and revisit for
once, at least, the green fields out of
which I stepped with regrets and tears
now nearly thirty years ago.
That touches us in a tender spot, wo
all have to use the muck-rake it seems
for a large portion of our lives ; but oh,
how good a breath of pure air doe.-
taste now and then. The whole ad
dress was very fine, wo wbk we bad
room to publish it iu full.
roa the farme;:.
Sometime ago we printed an article,
on "Farm Villages" from Sciibncr,
we give below the other side, in which
there is also truth: we think
however that Mr. Warings' plan
contains many good sugges
tions for our new co-onies out West.
j The distance to fields and etc., com-
plameii or here is spoken of in 1- aria
Villages and balanced against running
"to town" and shop, for oery tiling
George E. Waring, Donald K. Mitch
ell, Orange Judd, and some other rich
and well-to-do farmers have lately
written attractive articles for tho
American Agriculturist, Scribnu-, and
! the Atlantic on village farming. That
fanners should build their residences
in groups or villages. These writers
contend that in this way it would add
; greatly to the social condition cf farm
: era' families and to their happiness.
It would givo more society for tl.o
young people of evening and other leis
ure times, when they could not meet, it
scattered over a large extent of coun
try. It is also contended that farmer4
could have better and more conven
ient schools; and that better and mcro
intelligent families, if they could Lavo
jthese advantages, would engage in ag
riculture, and thereby elevate that
branch of industry. The Iowa itut'
Register makes the following objec
tions: There are many advantages to
this plan. But there arc more serious
objections. To succeed with rearing
stock, there must be constant care r.nd
attention, and this cannot be dono if
the residence be distant a half mile or
more from the barn, stables or past
ures. Stock must bo looked after at
all times, on certain occasions. The
crops, too. have to be watched from
tresspassing stock. To do this the.
family must be in the midst of tho
farm. To succeed financially the farm
er must be at his work early and late,
and after a weary and protracted
days' work he does not wish to go a
mile or two for his supper. ThecaiVie,
hogs, horses, chickens, etc., will have to
be kept on the farm, and not in the
farm village. The large amount of
food cannot, without great expenda
ture of time, be hauled to the village
to be fed, nor would it bo a very desir
able village if all tho domestic animals
from twelve to fifteen farms were con
gregated in a small sp.ico of territory
about the village. And in thi3 case
the manure would be more than half
wasted before it was returned to the
farm. And the congregation of fifteen
farmers' families in a village would
cause more fashionable living more
expense, and more idle time. With the
present prices of produce this could
not be sustained by the farm, especial
ly by a farm which is run and culti
vated some distance from tho residence.
We are aware this plan i3 recommen
ded by that clas of farmers who do
not expect to do any of the work them
selves, but to have fanners to live oa
the farm, watch the stock and labor
early and late. If this be their plan, it
is just as well for them to live in the
towns and cities where they have more
of the luxuries and social advanlagea
of life which they desire; but they
ruust have some other resource to sup
ply expenses than the farm. If farm
ers would, however, do as merchants,
manafacturers, &c, do, not sell the pro
duce of their farms until the price
would yield them a ccmfortablo liv
ing, then they could command the sit
uation, and live as .far a3 they pleasa
from the smell of pigstys, and the efflu
via of the barn yard; but as it will
never probably be the case, farming
will have to be done not only by con
stant and watchful labor, but it must
be just where it q;in be superintended
day and night. Farm villages would
be delightful, where the farm was run
for amusement, having an abundenco
of other mean3 for expen3e3; tut these
writers who are spinning out such fine
arguments in favor of these villages,
we juige, have never fully comprehen
ded tha constant care and watch ful-
! nes3 necessary to conduct a farra S'i
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