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About Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1877)
Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 1877.
.Regular session Arnold, Ilaniscy
and Wolf present C. 1. Moore clerk,
J. W. Jennings deputy.
Order allowed 11. A. Ashmun, Stipv.
road district 4-1, on district fund 023.
Order also for IL A. Waterman &
Son, Louisville, bOO feet bridge plank.
Order allowed Asa Core, hfupt. road
district No. 12, on district fund, 82.75.
Order allowed II. A. AVaterrnan &
Son, Louisville, 1232 feet bridge lum
ber. Order allowed J. D. Ferguson, Supr.
road district 23, on district fund, 0.83.
Order allowed Jno. 1J. Uaird. Supr.
road district No. 23, on district fund,
The following accounts were allow
ed on bridge fund:
Claim of J. W. Fountain, lumber
furnished road disis. 45, 4G and 47, al
lowed less $42, 873.87.
Order allowed Geo. D. M.ittison.Supr.
road district Xo. 0, on district fund.
The following accounts were allow
ed on general fund :
C. P. Moore, sund. as per bill ... 83 43
Herald Office, sund. printing . 21 50
J. M. Patterson, assignee, J. F.
Dratb, witness fees 12 30
(I. W. Mayfield, use of team stak
ing bridges 12 00
L. W. Tatterson, serving on
grasshopper committee C 00
M. Ii. Cutler, jail fees, boarding
prisoner, July '77 0 40
State Journal Co., books, blanks 179 80
E. Butterj', et al, iuquest 1 1 00
J. C. Cummins, sund. as per bill 2 13
Geo. Shafer, rent of room for
Grand Jury 2 00
Sage Bros., material and work
at Toor House 10197
F. I). Lenhoff, brick for 1. house 37 50
I). L Babbington, shingles for
Poor House 14 G3
C. Nichols, carpenter work on
Poor House - 41 5G
Jas. Loornis, hauling material
for Poor House, bill 817, arid 15 00
J. V. Weckbach, goods for Mrs.
Coffee 12 00
Henry Bocck, f umiture for poor
house 14 00
C. F. Nichols, carpenter work
on poor house 30 19
L. W. Giberson, hauling for poor
bouse, bill 52, allowed 44 00
Jas. E. Williams, cleaning up at
poor house 3 0')
Jonathan Becknei, carpenter
work on poor house 11 63
Ci. 1 Gygcr, painting at poor
house 13 75
J. C. Eikenberry, b'd'g paupers
$70 50, hauling for Poor
House, 89 00 79 50
W. E. Donelan, paint for poor
, house 8 63
31. A. Waterman & Son, lumber
poor house 217 43
F. Goerder, coal for poor house C 63
The following accounts wero allow
ed on bridge fund:
A. M. H'dmes, building bridge,
district 17 22 00
II. A. Waterman & Son, lumber
for road districts 159 84
The following accounts were allow
cJ on Land Road fund:
F. M. Wolcott, appraising dam
ages 8 00
Order allowed Jno. Chalfant, super
visor district No. 40, on II. A. Water
man & Son, 513 feet of bridge lumber,
use of district also order on E. G. Do
vey & Son, 15 pounds of spikes.
G. W. Johnson, supervisor dist.
No. 55 24 00
Orders ou poor fund allowed:
James Woodson, masoa work
at poor house 84 00
Frank Burdsall, mason work at
poor house 12C 00
J. E. Williams, mason work at
poor house 41 25
Edward Frazier, work at poor
house 12 73
Jno. McXamara, work at poor
house 34 03
Rob't. Donnelly, work at poor
house 19 25
D. E.Babbington.carpenter work
at poor house, 864 95, all'w'd. 54 12
E. G. Dovey & Son, sundries for
, . poor house 62 57
C. Schlegel, 2 trip3 to poor house 1 75
A. B. Smith, sand for poor house 3 00
On general fund :
Johnson Bros., mrtfeing desk for
Dist. Clerk's office 830, all'd . . 23 00
G. B. Crippen, Co. Supt., postage
and office rent, April, May and
June 33 00
G. B. Crippen, Co. Supt., servi
ces for June and July S192
allowed 1S3 00
J. Streight, assignee, Fritz
Kranipion, witness fees, State
vs S. A. Hudson, et al 6 50
Sage Bros., sundries as per bill. 8 20
D. D. Johnson, re-assessing
school land Weeping Water
precinct 3 00
Edwin Jeans, re-assessing school
. land, Salt Creek, precinct 3 00
Ed McGaugh,re-assessing school
land, Mt. Pleasant precinct . . 3 00
Geo. Fairfield, staking bridges
making tract, maps and plaus
for bridges 103 00
E. G. Dovey & Sou, sundries as
per bill 813 43, less 810 40 for
tobacco 3 OS
State Journal Co., marriage and
probate 55 00
Ordered that the clerk draw war
rants on bridge fund in favor of the
City of Plattsmouth, in such amounts
as required, not to exceed 840O.
W. B. Arnold, services as coiu'r
for Aug., and mileage 16 50
B. S. Bamsey, services as com'r
for A ug., and mileage 13 60
Henry Wolfe, services as com'r
for Aug, and mileage, and as
sisting staking and locating
bridges 23 20
- It was very muddy when President
Hayes visited Rhode Island, and when
Je weuk away he earried away
about three-fourths of the state on his
boots, and had to sit down in Connect
icut and let his feet hang over the line
while the despoi'ed inhabitants scrap
ed off their estates. The islanders don't
waut him to comeback again. Hawk-eye.
So long as eight million tons of use
less weeds are raided by the farmers of
the United States, we cannot urge too
freely the means for their destruction.
It is nut merely becausa the same
amount of vegutallw growth in useful
crop3 would amjuut to sixty million
dollars, but for the constant hindran
ces which they ofTer to neat husbandry,
their injury to the young crops, and
their seeds spoiling the sale of other
wise excellent products that should
not be permitted to present such for
midable drawbacks to good farming.
It is now well understood that the
true way to clear out annual weeds
from the soil is by stirring it over and
over through the summer, just often
enough to break sprouts and kill the
young plants as they are coming to the
surface; and that perennial weeds, and
more particularly those which spread
by the roots, are most easily and effect
ually destroyed by smothering and
keeping them plowed under; with rare
exceptions, as ia the case of quick
grass. A general truth, which will ap
ply to all process for killing weeds, is
that they may be destroyed when just
starting from the ground with one
tenth the labor required a week or two
later, and one-twentieth of the work
when full grown. The farmer must
therefore make provision to command
ready labor at the critical time when
it will accomplish the most; it would
be better to pay two or three dollars a
day to laborers at the most favorable
moment, than only one-half a dollar
after the weeds have grown. Country
Good toek vs. Scrubs.
Do our stockmen and farmers ap
preciate the difference between a good
steer or cow and a poor one? Do they
know how much more a good large
draft horse brings than a little, infe
rior animal, bred from a small worth
less trotter, so called ; or a well-bred
hog or sheep more than a "prairie"
rooter or a Mexican mongrel? If
they do not, just let them make inquir
ies of those who raise and sell the im
proved breeds. We know the good
stock bring3 100 per cent more than
the scrub, and at their enhanced value
they are more profitable to feed or to
graze than the poorer kinds. It is a
waste of capital for a farmer to breed
any thing but good slock, whatever ar
gument may be advanced in favor of
the Texan cow upon the plains. It is
.s easy to rais3 a 15 J0 pound steer at
four years old, if good bulls and cows
arv used to breed from, as to raise a
900 pound Texan, and the price obtain
for the thoroughbred one is nearly
twice as much as the scrub fetches. As
to horses, it is almost impossible to sell
a little, tripling horse, only for a cow
pony, but the: large draft horse always
sells at good figures. An Essex or
Berkshire hog will make nearly dou
ble the pounds of meat from a given
amount of feed as the poor, ill bred
hog, and the meat is better. A merino
ewe will rroduce frcM eight to ten
pounds of good merchantable wool; the
Mexican an? specimens brought from
Missouri jind Arkansas to, the state
will not show over three pounds of
hair and wool th it sell only foi carpet
Why our farmers will waste their
money, feed, and grass on such stock
is a mystery, when they can do so
much better; but we are young .nd
have time to improve, and, judging
from the number of enterprising stock
men who are purchasing an 1 breeding
good bulls an I rams, the day is not far
distant when Colorado will do far bet
ter than she is now doing. We hope
to see before smother year the stock of
hogs in our State quadrupled and be
fore five years enough pork made in
our State to supply the home demand.
-St. Louis Democrat.
I remember and it was recalled to
me to-night when the name of General
Grant came up in the course of conver
sation the wonderful scene that trans
pired in that little place in Virginia,
on the 6th of April, 1865. It was late
in the afternoon when it became known
that General Lee had sent for Grant to
surrender to him.
It was between 2 and 3 o'clock when
we met in the little room in the house
where the surrender of Lee's army took
place. I know there is a belief that
the surrender took place under an
apple tree, where Grant and Lee met
and exchanged a few words. The sur
render took place in the left hand
room of that old-fashioned double
house. The house had a large piazza
which ran along the full length of it.
It was one of those ordinary Virginia
houses with a passage way running
through the centre of it. In that lit
tle room where the meeting took place
sat two young men one a great-grandson
of Chief Justice Marshall, of the
Supreme Court, reducing to writing
the terms of the surrender on behalf
of Robert E. Lee ; the other a man with
dusky countenance a great nephew
of that celebrated chief Red Jacket
acting under. General Grant. They,
too, were reducing to writing the
terms of the surrender of the Army
of Northern Virginia to the Army of
the Potomac. Gathered around the
room were several oincers, of whom
I was one.
At some distance apart sat two
men; one the most remarkable man of
his day and generation. The larger
and older of the two was the most
striking in his appearance. His hah
W03 white as tiie driven snow. There
was net a soeck upon his coat; not a
spot upon those gauntlets that he wore
which were as bright and fair as a
lady's glove.. That wa3 Robert E. Lee.
The other was Ulysses S. Grant, whose
appearance contrasted strangely with
that of Lee; his boots were nearly cov
ered with mud; one button of his coat
that is, the button hole, was not
where it should have been it had
clearly gone astray, and he wore no
sword, while Lee was faultless and
fully equipped. The conversation was
piot rapid any means. Everybody
felt the overpowering influence of the
scene. Everyone present felt they
were witnessing the proceedings be
tween the two chief actors in one of
the most remarkable transactions of
this nineteenth century. The words
that passed between Grant and Lee
were few. General Grant, endeavor
ing to apologize for not being fully
equipped, and noticing the faultless ap
pearance of Lee, while-ike secretaries
were buty, said; '-General Lee, I have
no sword; I have been riding all night.
xVnd Lee, with that coldness of man
ner and all the pride, almost hautiness
which, never made any reply, but in a
cold, formal manner, bowed. And Gen
eral Grant, in the endeavor to take
way the awkwardness of the scene said:
I don't always wear a sword, because
a sword is a very inconvenient thing."
That was a remarkable thing for him
to say, considering that he was in the
presence of one who was about to sur
render his sword. . Lee only bowed
again. Another trying to relieve the
awkwardness of the occasion, inquired.
'General Lee, what became of the
white horse you rode in Mexicol Ho
might net be dead yet: he was not so
old." General Lee bowed coldly, and
replied: "I left him at the White
House ou the Tamunkey river, and
have not seen him since." There was
one moment when there was a whis
pered conversation between Grant and
Lee which nobody in tiie room heard.
The surrender took the form of cor
respondence; the letters were all sign
ed in due form by the chief actors, in
the presence of each other. Finally,
when the terms of the surrender had
all been arranged and surrender made,
Lee arose, cold and proud, and bowed
to every person in the room on our
side. I remember each one of us
thought lie had been specially bowed
to. And then he went out and passed
down the square in front of the house,
and bestrode that gray horse that had
carried him all over Virginia; and
when he had gone away, we learned
w:.at that whispered conversation was
about. General Grant called his offi
cers about him, and said: "You go to
the Twenty-fourth, and you to the
Fifth," and so on, naming the corps,
"and ask every man who has three ra
tions to turn over two of them. Go to
the commissaries and go to the quar
termasters," &c; General Lee's arm y
is on the point of starvation!" And 25,
000 rations were carried to the army
of Northern Virginia. From General
George II. Sharpe's Decoration Day-Address.
The shades of night were failing
fast as through a Boston suburb passed
a pair of lover3 engaged a low and
murmurous conversation and bliss
and tremulus sighs and peppermint
lozengers. They stopped and leaning
on a fence, gazed at the celestial em
blem of the crumbling power of the
Ottoman dynasty with feelings of over
wrought testacy. "How calm! how
pellucid! how how very much so."
said he passing his stalwart arm
around her waist in a moment of ab
sent Handedness. "Yes Reginald."
she whispered, "does it not seem to
strike a hidden chord in the subtle
depths of being, to wake to life latent
soul-mysteries and merge us in the
Universal." He said he thought it did.
"Does ic not seem to harbinge a bright
er ideal? Please don't, Reginald!' 'Oh
yes, Angelina, just unce this time
don't count as old Rip says." "Go
'way. Don't quote any old Rips to
,10. There now that's enough. No
tic? yon star which gathers iriidecent
intensity every minute. The beamy
brigbtfulness over-whelms me. It is a
corr locating magnet potcni to draw us
from earthly grovel ments.
Silence for a minute, tlion a s -n n 1
as of a snapping corset triii. and a
male suspirat ion : '.Why what ails you,
Reginald V Why thus d ssponderit ?"
Oh Angelina, are you ignorant of the t u
multuous passion which mrges in this
bosom? "Why how yoi talk!" "A
passion which from the irrst time I be
held your ra liant smile has never fail
ed to culminate. Avert not thy gaze.
Tell me, tell me in accents as grateful
to the parched ear as the fountain in
the desert to the hungry mariner,
whisper me in tones of bland though
coy affection, say that you will you
will" "Well what?" Thai you
paused. The wretched man had
forgotten the balance of the little
piece he had prepared and recited over
correctly a hundred times. Beads of
perspiration hung on his ambitious
He was about rallying for a desper
ate plunge when
"O-o-o-o-o-h ! by gracious! A nasty
toad hopped right upon, my dress. Oh,
it's made me feel quite faint. Take
me home. .
And witli hasty step she glided in
the direction of the paternal roof. He
turned savagely upon the reptile and
m?shed him as readily as he would a
Bashi-bazook. Even more readily.
Then he followed muttering, "Things
cau't go on this way much longer. By
thunder, I won't stand it. I'll bring
her right down to business to-morrow
evening or Boston Traveler.
The bar-room is as a bank. You de
posit your money and lose it. Your
time and lose it. Your character
and lose it. Your health and lose it.
Your strength and lose it. Your
manly independence- and lose it. Your
self-control and lose it. Your home
comfort and lose it. Your wife'a
happiness and lose it. Your children's
happiness and lose it. Your own
soul and lose it. Golden Rule.
Mr. Peter Rodenhaus, of this city,
planted this year one acre in flax seed,
rather as an experiment. He now re
ports it in a most flourishing condi
tion, and says it will yield him at least
forty bushels. Flax seed last year was
quoted at 61.50 per pushel. Why would
not this be a good paying crop for our
farmers to invest in ? Neb. City News
O TJ IR,
Is Just low being openeJ. We have a full
Spring arul Summer Dry Goode,
Bleached and Broicn Domestics,
Prints and Summer Dress Goods,
Ladies and Gents Hosiery.
A full Stock of
The l:rst stock of Coffee ever brought to this
City ; Iioasled and VIreeu.
Canned Fruits in great rdruties.
Sugars & Syrups in all sized packages
Foreign tfe Domestic
PURE SUGAR SYRUP
In five gallon kegs, at Pluminer's.
A few more ladies'. Misses', and cliil
drens' shoes to be closed out. Coie
and examine before purchasing, and
cheaper than ever; another car load
NEW CAS NED GOODS.
('.Hi d ief, Boston lfaked beans,
orange marmalade, peach marmalade,
blackberry jam, and a variety, of other
goods to make a meal without building
a lire these hot evenings.
cheaper than it was ever sold in thi3
The best gunpowder tea in America.
Salt by the car load or pound.
BLEACHED tf- BROWN 3IUSLINS
When they are wanted, do not forget
to call and see how much money ycu
can save by purchasing of
Our i.lea is to buy for TASH ami sell for CASH
to every one, and at such rates that both buyer
and stlier c;tn live.
Now, we want to see all our old
friends back again, an 1 we want all the
new ones we can get. We promise to
treat you well and send you home hap
py, with a wagon load of goods bought
for very little money.
Xext week 1 exrtect to fill this column with a
new list of poods, just opened. Kead the otfer9
aud come aud look at the goods, that is all 1 ask
7ni ELI PLCMMEK.
BUY TBS BEST
THE "NEW" AMERICAN
This Machine is Offered to the Public Upon
its Mer s Alone.
- Light aud Still Running Qualities, and its Self -Thread ing Needle and
Self-Regulating Tensions, make it the Most Desirable Machine in the world.
AGENT, PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Grcncral Western Office
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We were flip f.rt to introduce this very worthy variety of swine into this country liavo
tested them thoroughly ;ind we are eonviiiced tlwy are ly far tne most valuable breed for tlie
farmers of this country foi lhe following reasons :
li.irly maturity, quiet disposition, good breeders, s;ood mothers, and tae very host hrecd in
the world to cross with the hnue coarse breeds, j;iviii them heauty of form, humm inir their
fattening finalities, and reatlyimrovint; the iu;Uity of the iiams. which are not excelled by
any other breed. Their color is black, the sUin is p i fceUy smooth, aud very thin and white
hence they have no scurf or skin disease w liich w bite liogs are sure to r-t in a black soil coun
trv, and they are not xnljtct to choUra in common with other swine. They are the largest of
the small breeds, makiiii; from three to four hundred lbs iu one year sometimes reach COO or
Too iminids and can be fatted at any aire.
V'e have now a very choice lot of I'i.cs from fix different importations, and are prepared to
mate piys propeily for breeding, and warrant every pis pure Essex or no sale.
J. W. VANDOREN,
Kippon, Fon Du Lac Co., "Wisconsin.
And he has brought the finest line of
Dress Goods, Staple Goods, Fancy
Goods and Notionsyou ever saw.
e by ; the aere9 boots ancl
Iiee fill jmi emiH
bats asDsl saps fill
Spring and Summer Goods oyer and ever so cheap.
Noto isyour channo bound to sell
up. I leant to go Ea.it
2 Douglas SI roof, Omaha, Xcb.
awl undersell anybody. Hurry
again next ninnth.
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J. . WECKBACH, Prop.
Vt'a are iu almost daily receipt of
DRY AND FANCY GOODS,
which we offer our friends and the public at
tunss' DESSS GOODS,
Caslmieres, Alpacas, Delaines, &c.
Calicos, froan 12 to 16 Yards for $1.00.
Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard upward.
The finest stock of White Bedspreads ever brought to the City.
Buell's Cassimeres, Tweeds, Jeans, and Cottonades in
ISoots aBifll Ssocs?.
Mats asad CJaps5
CroeeHes aool B?fi"ovSsIias
OK ALL KINDS.
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goods.
Thankful for past favors in the years pone bfc. I resiicctfiilly ask a eentimi.'iiico of the p;inie,
ccakantf.f.i.n'o patiskactios in all, fAsKs, and lioiiiiiy my efforts to please may lie crown
ed with euccecs, I remain as ever, J. V. WK' KUACH.
REMEMBER THE PLACE, ONE DOOR WEST OF J'. ().,
SCHNASSE & GRAMBERG'S
Just opened i
8 6 n
A NEW AND
A complete new stock of
Fur f lats,
n; A c TrrTi.rirr m a tTk
J AJt JUL. J.fJLAj.A.UJLi. hJfJ f
Hosiery,lTavy Blue, Cardinal Red & Seal Brown.
uste Am KW DtOVK
Embroideries and Laces.
BACK COMBS AND NOTIONS OF ALL KINDS.
Satchels, Valises, and Ladies Hand Satchels, Toilet Quilt, &.C., Tiltcrs, or-
sets, and IliLbons Innumerable.
A I I A C A SSO U XT.
Boys Sanimer Cassimeres, Tweeds, &c, Qucensware, Wooden Ware, il
A Full .Stock of
Chicago Sugar Cured Hams, Lard SALT FISH, Mackal,
White Fish and Cod.
REMEMBER ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCE TAKE. IN
EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
ii?t Wm'gei the PBac:
ONE DOOR EAST of THE FIRST NATIONAL BfK,
1 Li l
to suit the times.
New ,t:tock of
FRESH STOCK OF
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