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J. A. MACM17RPHY,. ... . . . .Editor.
Trip ia Nebraska and to the East.
New MiLFOnri, Conn., )
Sept. 17Ui, 1877. J
Friend Herald : I shall now make
'an effort to finish my trip letter from
the Taradise of the west. "We left Chi
cago at 5:13 p. ni., on the Atlantic Ex
- press via Michigan Central, for Detroit,
where we arrived at 3:33 a. m. As we
traveled through Michigan by night I
cannot say much more than that the
country is a rolling prairie, with some
wood through that part traversed by
the Michigan Central. The distance
from Chicago to Detroit by rail i3 291
miles. Here we were transferred across
the liiver without change of cars,
leaving Detroit at 4 a. m. for the
Scndat, Aug. 20.
Vind.5or is pleasantly situated on
the Canada side of the Detroit liiver,
one mile from Detroit. Leaving "Wind
sor at 5 a. m., via Great Western It. Tt.,
for the Suspension Bridge, a distance
from Chicago of 513 miles, and 223
from Detroit. "We arrived at the
Bridge at 1 :20 p. m. "Whilst crossing
this bridge the train runs very slow,
which gives an opportunity to see the
Falls in their great splendor, also the
rapid whirling and running of the wa
ter below the bridge, besides the double
track railway up and down the banks
of the river at the celebrated whirl
pool. CANADA A"ND SOME OF TIER RESOURCES.
Part of the land laying on either side
bf the It. It. is quite level and requires
to be plowed in small lands, say two
rods wide, and leaving the center fur
row cleaned out for water drainage.
The fitld3 are generally fenced into
small lots which would cost more than
the land could be sold for itv Nebraska.
Some of the land is quite poor, and
some very good, but would not com
pare with Eastern Nebraska. There
are numerous large towns along the
line of IL It. which indicates wealth.
The wheat was all harvested and some
threshed, as you could see a little straw
pile at most of the barns. Some of the
oats were still in the field, and they
Ij'okod very good, corn quite good for
the kind, but little planted. The hogs
on many a farm in Nebraska would
consume more corn than could be seen
in traveling ten miles. Beans quite plen
ty, and looks as though the people eith
er lived on bean porridge or else raised
them for the American market. Leav
ing Suspension Bridge at 2 p. m., we
traveled through country whic'i does
not differ much from Canada, either in
surface or products. Arrived at Syr
acuse at 7:50 p. m. Syracuse is G69
inile3 from Chicago, and lot from Sus
pension Bridge. Thi3 road runs through
many large towns and cities, which
counts much for the wealth of the State.
Monday, August 27.
Arrived at Albany at 1 :40 a. m., at
which place we were compelled to lay
over until C:40 a.m. Albany is 817
miles from Chicago by rail. Wife had
become so completely overdone by so
continuous a journey without rest or
sleep, that she was under a higli fever
all through Canada, and continued so
for some days rtfter reaching our place
of destination, which was New Mil
ford, Connecticut, on the Housatonic
II. It This place was reached at 10:50
a. m. At this time of writing we have
called on only part of our friends, find
them all well so far, and happy to see
tho returning friends. Connecticut
looks hard and rough. Everybody has
tho word "hard times" in their mouths.
Yet part of thesu times are caused by
extravagance created by keeping New
York boarders a few months in sum
mer. Farm wages are about -SIS and
board per month, for G and 7 months.
Work by the day in Villages and Cities
Sl.50 and board yourself. Board by the
week, $3 and up. The weather hero is
very warm, and the ground dry, crop3
generally good, except hay, which is
light. Your3 truh',
Bennett "W. Pierce.
Didn't Want His Name in the Taper.
Adolph Plate, of New York, 13 at the
Grand Central. Mr. Plate travels for
a big New York tobacco house, the
name of which we can't spell, because
we've lost the card. Mr. Plate is a gen
tleman we met one night last year in
company with Mr. George Newman,
of Chicago and Mr. Hank Hornberger
of Omaha. We made extended men
tion of him in this column p.t the time.
He was afraid yesterday we would
make some more extended mention of
him, and when we saw him on the
streets in the afternoon he skipped up
an alley when he thought wo were not
looking. That's where he got fooled,
but it vamt his fault; people general
ly can't t j!I wharo wo arc looking. "We
saw Mr. Plato hence this mantion. He
u.-cd to be president of the New York
Fat Mn's Association. He weighed
yesterday morning "just 301 pounds.
That was before dinner. In the after
noon he was eleven pounds heavier.
He don't want us to put his name in
the paper, and we wouldn't do so only
that we wish to remark that the cigars
his houso sells to ths wholesale trade
are excellent ones, to which part we
can attest after Plate gives U3 some
-Cuddy," of the Omaha Republican,
did that, and if we were Mr. Plate we'd
pu'v a new and better looking head on
Mr. Cuddy the next time wo came to
The Art ox Advertising-.
The time has come when a know
ledge of this art is an essential part of
the education of every business man.
To bo successful in business they
should understand how to advertise.
It is only necessary to illustrate tho
truth of this statement, to call atten
tion to tho most successsul merchants
and manufacturers of any large city,
or small village in the United States.
Theyknow just what to say to the
public, when to say it, how to say it,
and the medium to employ to say it.
They havo made the samo careful
study of thi3 as of .any other branch of
their business. They don't insert a sin
gle begarly little ad. in an obscure cor
ner of some paper, out of favor of the
publisher, to support a party organ,
and then endeavor to make the propri
etor of the paper sensible of the value
of their patronage by growling when
asked to pay for the advertisement, and
vowing that it'never did them any
good, but was just put in out of char
ity. They are not content with an old
stale advertisement that repeats the
same old story at all season3 of the
year, offering the same bargains, and
the same full supply of goods "just re
ceived" at all times of the year, when
their stock has run down so low that
they arescarcly able to fill the orders of
one customer, as when their houses are
filled with the most seasonable and at
tractive commodities. They never al
low the public to remain in ignorance
of the fact that they have a good thing
to sell. They know how to make their
constant appeals in a manner that will
prove attractive. They are always de
vising new and striking methods for
presenting their wares to the public
notice, by the use of printer's ink.
They are always careful to advertise
what they Ijave, not what they had Last
winter, nor what Jon s, Brown or
Smith, or some one else has now. They
advertise honestly and liberally, and
their customers learn to believe the
promises publicly made through the
newspapers. Their advertisements
are studied with interest by everyone
who expects to become a perchaser.
It is as important that a man about
to engage in mere intile pursuits should
know how to advertise a3 to kenw how
to buy judiciously, or to sell at a living
profit. Chicago Specimen.
Pidjeon's Irreparable Loss.
From the Philadelphia Bulletin.
"We had been out to the graveyard to
bury Mrs. Tidgeon, and we were riding
home in the carriage with the bereaved
widower. While he sopped his eyes
with his handkerchief, he told us about
"In one respect I never saw her
equal. She was a manager. I've
know'd that woman that's lying out
there in the tomb to take an old pair
of my trousers and cut them up for
the boys. She'd make a splendid suit
of clothes for both of them out of
them old pants, get out stuff enough
for a coat for the baby and a cap for
-Johnny, and have some left over for
rag-carpet, besides making handker
chiefs out of the pockets, and a bustle
for herself out of the other linings.
Give her any old garment and it was
as good a3 a gold mine. Why, she'd
take a worn-out sock and make a
brand-new overcoat out of it, I believe.
She had a turn for that kind of econo
my. There's one of my shirts that I
bought in 1847 still going about mak
ing itself useful as window curtains
and pantalettes and plenty of other
things. Only last July our gridiron
gave out, and she took it apart, and in
two hours it was rigged on the side of
the house as a splendid lightning rod,
all except what she had made into a
poker and an ice-pick. Ingenious?
Why she kept our family in buttons
and whistles out of the ham bones she
saved, and she made fifteen princely
chicken coops from her old hoop skirts
and a pig-pen out of her used-up corset
bones. She never wasted a solitary
thing. Let a cat die around our house
and the first thing you knew, Mary
Jane'd have a muff and a set of furs,
and I'd begin to find mincj pies on the
dinner table. She'd stuff a feather bed
with the feathers that she'd got off of
one little bit of a rooster, and she'd
even utilize the roaches" in the kitchen
so's they'd run the churn had a ma
chine she invented for the purpose.
I've seen her cook potato parings so's
you'd think they were canvas-back
duck, and she had a way of doctoring
up shavings so that the pig'd eat 'em
and grow fat on 'em. I believe that
woman could a built a four story hotel
if you'd a given her a single pine
board ; or a steamboat out of a wash
biler; and the very last thing she said
to me was to bury her in the garden
so's she'd be useful down below there,
helping to shove up the cabbages. I'll
never see her like again."
I don't believe he will, either.
LATEST FROM THE WAR.
Death of Senator Bojy.
Vaunisii for "White Woods. Dis
solve three pounds of bleached shellac
in one gallon of spirits of wine; and
add one and a half more gallons of
sp'rits. If the shellac is pure and
white, this will make a beautiful, clear
vci'ing for white wooden articles.
Last Autumn, writes a correspon
dent of The New England Farmer,
while visiting in the north part of the
State, my father saw a man brushing
his fa led win low-blindi over with
boiled linseed oil, instead of painting
them, and thinking it a capital idea,
came home and tried the experiment
on hi3 own, a3 tiie oil wa3 all evapora
ted from them, and he had expected
to have to paint them before Winter;
but, although badly faded, the applica
tion of ono coat of oil brought them
back nearly to their original bright
ness and glossiness. If it had been
put on in hot weather they would have
looked better, as it was so cold before
he found lcisuro to c!6 it, that the oil
would not penetrate readily, but gath
ered in occasional drops on tho lower
edge of the slats and dried. Judging
from the appearance of ours, I should
think if one oiled their blinds over in
hot, sunny weather, once every year
or two, beginning of course before the
color i3 rubbed oil, they could be kept
looking bright a great many years
without painting, ai;d this would make
quite a saving, as green paint is rather
expensive ami has so littlest in it that
it soon evaporates and leaves nothing
hut the color, which, of course, wears
I oif , unless more i3 added.
Cotton Crops Destroyed in Tennessee.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 20. The
large number of cases of yellow fever
at Fernandina is increasing, and the
increasing mortality render contribu
tions in money badly needed. It is
hoped the North will respond to the
appeal for help.
St. Louis, Sept. 20. TJ. S. Senator
Lewis V. Bogy died at his residence
here at eleven o'clock this forenoon.
The Senator had been afflicted with ma
larial fever for several months, and late
ly abcess of the liiver wa3 discovered,
which hastened, and perhapes directly
caused hi3 death.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 21. Late
news from Sitting Bull, from the Brit
ish territory, indicates that he will re
main on British soil through alleged
fear on his part of treachery. Sitting
Bull's force now number 1,100, all en
camped at the Horses Buttes, four miles
from Wood mountain.
London, Sept. 21 Tho Telegraph's
Pera Correspondent sa5'3 : A telegram
just received at the war office from Me
hemet Ali anounces that serious fight
ing began to-day (Friday). The Turks
were advancing steadily when the mes
sage left Shumla this morning. No
other paper has anything touching the
reported battle, although several have
correspondents both with the czaro-'
witch and Mehemet All.
Mt. Washington, N. II., Sept. 21.
A f uriou3 snow storm preva ils here.
London, Sept. 21. A correspondent
at Gorney Studen, estimates that the
Russians with the the reinforcements
received since the battle before Plevna
must number nearly fifty thousand.
The casualities on the 11th and 12th
amounted to over sixty per cent.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 21.
The entire abundant crop3 of cottoH
corn and fodder in the valley of the
Black Warrior, Alabama, were swept
away by the river's sudden rise of 03
feet which is within two feet of the
terrible freshet of June, 1S72. Plan
ters had just commenced picking cot
ton, and had not hauled the corn and
fodder from the fields. The cotton
crop destroyed is estimated at 30,000
bales. Most of the planters are ruined.
It is doubtful if the actual necessaries
of life can be secured now. Tuscaloo
sa is about the head of the devastated
section. Merchants had advanced
heavily on these growing crops.
How Long to Sleep.
The fact is, as life becomes concen
trated and its pursuits moro eager,
short sleep and early rising become im
possible. We take more sleep than our
ancestors ; and we take more because
we want mafco. Six hours sleep will
do very well for a ma30u or a bricklay
er, or any other man who has no ex
haustion but that produced by manual
labor; tho sooner he takes it after his
labor is over the better. But for the
man whoso labor is mental the stress
of work is on his brain and nervous
sj-stcm, and for him who is tired in the
evening with a day of mental applica
tion neither "early to bed nor early to
rise" is wholsome. He keeps letting
down to the level of repose. The long
er the interval between the" active use
of the brain and his retirement to bed,
the better his chance for sleep and re
freshment. To him an hour after mid
night is probably as good as tw o hours
before it, and even his sleep will not
so quickly and completely restore him
as it will his neighbor who is physically
tired. He must not only go to bed la
ter but lie longer. Ilis best sleep pro
bably lies in the early morning hours
when all the nervou3 excitement has
passed away, and he is in absolute rest.
Greeley's Broken neart.
Col. M. W. Tappan, of Bradford, N.
II., has the following letter from Hor
ace Greeley which is thought to be the
last letter of confidential friendship
which he ever wrote:
"New York, Nov. 8, 1372. My
Friends: We have been terribly beat
en. I was the worst beaten man that
ever ran for the office. And I have
been assailed so bitterly that I hardly
know whether I was running forPres
identorthe penitentiary. Inthedarkest
hour my long suffering wife left me
none to soon, for she suffered too deep
ly and too long. I laid her in the
ground with hard dry eyes. Well, I
am used up. I cannot see before me
I have slept little for many weeks, and
my eyes are still hard to close, while
they soon open again. But no moro of
this. You my friend went into this con
test for me. You knew as I did that
that we must stop fighting the rebels
some time. But it is now settled that
we never shall.
-I need not speak of my wife. You
know the whole story of her long ill
ness and painless death. Her suffer
ings have been so great that I rejoice
that they were ended. Remember me
kindly to Mrs. Tappan. I am faithful
The asterisk? denote the omission
of passages relating to public men now
living, and which it thought best not
While a pleasure party from Lincoln
were rusticating at Milford one day
last week, the members carefully
spread out a tempting lunch ot pies,
cakes, etc., under the cool foliage in a
grove near the mill, and then went off
to take a boat ride. In their absence a
few cows came along, and enjoyed the
feast, only leaving our Lincolnites a
few crumbs to appease the;r extra
sharpened appetites, and one cake with
the imprint of a cows nose and a large
mouthful taken out of the top. Scvr-
! aid Reporter.-
O TJ IR,
Is lust low beinsr opened. We have a full
Spring and Summer Dry Goode,
Bleached and Broicn Domestics,
Prints and Summer Dress Goods,
Ladies and Gents nosiery.
A full Stock or
The host sfook of Coffee ever brought to thin
City ; Roasted and Green.
Canned Frit its in great rarities,
Sugars c Syrvps in all sized packages
PURE SUGAR SYRUP
In five gallon kegs, at Plummer's.
A few more ladies'. Misses', and chil
drens' shoes to be closed out. Come
and examine before purchasing, and
save money. ..
cheaper than ever; another car load
NEW CANNED GOODS.
Corned beef. Boston baked beans,
orange marmalade, peach marmalade,
blackberrv jam. and a variety, or oiner
goods to make a meal without building
a lire these hot evenings.
ZIOSQ UITO NETTING !
cheaper than it was ever sold in this
The best gunpowder tea in America,
Salt by the car load or pound.
BLEACHED cD BROWN 3IUSLINS
When they are wanted, do not forget
to call and see how mucli money you
can save by purchasing of
Our idea, is to buy for CASH and sell for CASH
to every one, and at such rates that both buyer
ftad seller can live.
Now, we want to see all our old
friends back "again, an I we want all the
new ones we can get. We promise to
treat you well and send you home hap
py, with a wagon lo;ul of good3 bought
for very little money.
Next week 1 expect to fill this column with a
new list ot poixls. Just lene1. Uead the offers
and come and look at the goods, that is all I ask
;ni6 ELI J?LU MM Eli.
For NINETY DAYS FROM DATE ,
Elegant Tabic Silverware
C0 fce iwiml bj al! n compliance with the f aIIowIs conditio : Th Kmtiaml SJ?tt ,
at..l Clpu-tnat War will ansi Ia n An WHO) rfCflVW thl IWtlCe. ft Prt Of 1
nAtihi Erf r. PlL-i ftiiVer Hdmbi. nrifi amirrmve on each fipool any desired '
initial. Yoa mrm required to oat oat the foiwin; SUwwr Coupon n-i-n.l it to
ibe tbore Company, with your bum and MrM. and aW to enclose with It 75 eeota
to pat &U charge, includtnf wt of engravm initial, racking, toxiur. aol exnreaa
and olivred in roar haodt without farther 1 nee Pfo are furrntf to be
of the best material, and e.iaal to um bcl Uver-rutc4 tVre made, a the fbligw.Df
letter from the Omjny will testify : -
Ornci National Silt Plattka TM Obeftmt FK. rfnaJ?TufiTa. Pa.
To whom it may Conoera. The P..Hn went out under ihii arran.TTnt
ire cuaranu are of bst quiity, first benviiy filaU d with pure nickel (the r-wriest
while metal known), and a den tile-extra plate of pure (Vn Standard Silver e4ded on
top of in nickel, thoa rendering them tl.e very best Silver-Flaunt Ware man a f bo
tared. We will honor ne o'.er which !c- not contain the 61 'r or ware Coupon, aul
WiH not honor t&4 CeutUA aTWT c1" from tho A t'e ef thii pr.
ISifi0s4 JXiOAL t-ILVER PLATING CO.,
704 Cheatnut St., Philadelphia.
m enrmwm aBjr dealred InittM. n ehaws rtn pr! hw U
k aa, aitd LUo &pvu& wul be UUw;U & 4ri liiialivn free of auj j
CBtwt'rt ff Ms Coupon, tdr-nhrr with 75 ectJ to eor?r aTcVrw, feeTnl-
frlff einrvs or ma.iin, cucravic and boxing, &reh aioc U tU to an J ad
die act of oaf iur Coia Stau-ard duuble-exira plaled
ui a j rents aeat
Good lor nlntr ?y ffwn eNe ef tfcN f mrr. rr wV.-h r1! Cnnvt t noD
70 Ctaastnut j,l, Xhiladclphf-V
-Tr-WTWTTfrl-'" w-i" i ii n.,,,r
Jhonld It be rire1, nnr one cf the foHowlnir err!?V will b- eot fa
lien of the Spoon e n jyuwat of the fo!iuir c ha. fix aclid rtetl
kaivea. Made and handle one oltJ pt?ee, host etce!. double nickel and silver
plated, S3: fork, doable nickel and atlver pliud, bi els. If all thete
cooli are deairod, tiwlo the total charrea, vc!t will he 75 ct. for p-M-m.
ft'i for koivea, ajd U5 cts. for forks totl, l.70 thus securing for S3 7 J
what would font ou much irore in nnT cts-r wv. Kemcmbcr that
esoU article, except kuwc3, wiU bo eo graved Willi evuy i.uul
UmtlU WaUu u.:ii cc.u
TMe liberal offer Ttolda rood for enlr ninety flaro from date, tf)rebr
It la t the lQiret of all who can eeure its bmeme t m- to it that tiir
avre not Debarred by ra.-ton of the expiration of tne time -rqtfli All few
tcra f dcricc Silverware should be atidreaecd direct to the
NATIONAL SXiVIOt TLATINO CO.,
27 a. 704 Chestnut Street,
BOOT jstd SZE3ZOIKI
g g fed mm
I - tern mllM
jFarzas-rs Improve Your MQcl,
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J. V. WECKBACH, Prop.
We wore tiie firt to introduce this very worthy varioty ofswino into tins r.nntrv have
tested them thoroughly and we are convincfd they are by fur the mot valuable bretd'Ior the
farmers ul this country for the following reason :
Karly niatuvity, o,uict diMtsition, jiood tivetITS. frood mothers, and the very hest hreed In
tho world to cross with the lai;;e cuaive breeds, fii viny them beautv of form, imm'ovin'j: tlieir
fatteninj; qualities, nud j;reatly improvinf; the quality of the hamswhieli are nut excelled by
any other breed. Their color is black, the skin is perfectly smooth, find very thin anil white
hence they have no scurf or skin disease which white hops are sure to Ret in a black soil coun
try, and they are t nxthjrrt tit cholera in common ith other swine. They ate the largest ol
the Mnall breeds, making from three to four hundred lbs in one year sometimes reach W)0 or
700 pound anl can be fatted at any age.
'e have now a very choice lot of uins from Ms different importations, and are prepared to
mate pigs properly for breeding, and warrant every ply pure Essex or no sale.
J. V. YANDOREN,
Eippon, Fon Du Lac Co., Wisconsin.
has come home,
And he has brought the finest line of
Dress Goods, Staple Goods, Fancy
Goods and Notionsyou ever saw.
rio say fflflaSEBg of gscea
ae foy tSBeaca'ejfe aaafil
lke till! ysi uuiH rest .
imt$B aBBci caps till
yen muse hnjo
Spring and Summer Goods eyer and ever so cheap.
yore ; your vhanoo bound to sell and undrrst U anybodi;'. Hurry
up. I want to go Ea-tt again acri month.
AVe are In almost dally receipt of
DRY AND FANCY GOODS,
which we offer our friends and the public at
Wholesale aaaal HSetail5
at prices to suit the times.
Casluucrcs, Alpacas, Delaines, &c.
Calicos, from 12 to 16 Yards for $1.00.
Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard upward.
The finest stock of White Bedspread ever brought to the Citv,
JM.mm BOY'S ClaOTHIKKS-J
Buell's Cassimeres, Tweeds, Jeans, and Cottonades ir
!SiO!f anal Iie
OF AT.I. KIXUS.
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goods.
Thankful for past favors in the years gone by. I respectfully ask a rout inuanee of the v
r,iTAiusTKKiX(i SATISFACTION' lx ALL cats, and lioph 'my efforts to p!rasr may he ri
ed with fuccei-s, I remain a3 ever, ,j. . V:f'KI5ACH.
REZIEZUiER TIIE PLACE, ONE DOOR WEST OF P. O.,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBHA? .
SCHNASSE & GRAM BERG
Have just opened their large and liandsome Stock of
A NEW AND FRESH STOCK OF
r& m rci t
IBf m IHA 3
Q To) Tf
A complete new stock of
Fall Dress Goods,
SILK NECK E ECU 1 1: F, 1
Hosiery.HavyBlue, Cardinal Red & Seal Brovii.
Embroideries and Laces.
BACK CO JIBS AND NOTIONS OF ALL KINDS.
Satchels, Valises, and Ladies Hand Satchels, Toilet Quilts, &c, Tilt'j-p r,r.
sets, and Ribbon3 Innumerable.
I5oys Samrner Cassimeres, Tweeds. &c, Queenswaro, Wooden Ware, : v
A Full Stock of
Chicago Sugar Cured Hams, lard SALT FISH, Macl:croT.
White Fish and Cod.
RE2IE3IBER ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCE TKEX 1
EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
ia9$ Forget the Place
ONE DOOR EAST of THE FIRST NATI0NALBAKK
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