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VOLUME XIII. K
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA,- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1S77
? NUMBER 23.
F.vtra o. r-'if" of the lliitvi.n fo
YmlliK. PoMoI'icC liCV.'S (t'Mi'ir ;l !il o
.s.ni.cni iicr oi Mai!i mid l itih Wirtl i.
OF ri.ATTSMOl. TH. NEEEA3EA,
TOOTI.K, HAXXA & CLARK,
.Ton v I"n ; krai.1i President.
E. l )VKV Vice President.
A. V. Mi l.vi cili.l.v Cashier.
Jonh O'IIih'kuk Assistant Cashier.
This I' ihV; is now open for haziness at their
new room, corner Main mill Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Slocks, Bonis, GtH. nsvrrnmeni and Local
P.OEOHT AMI SOLD.
I-opcsits Receind and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
Avai!all. in juiv part (if the Cuited States and
in all llit- 1 "i-i i n-i i : I Towns and Cities
Accvrs roit Tin:
iNLiAN Like and Allan Line
O V STKAJ! KICM.
Person wishing to liring out their friends from
l-U ItCHASE T!''KKTS fl'.OM IS
TIi roueli to t' I a I t n in o u t h .
O ?3 mZ
o o r:
f , --(
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. c. BOONE,
3Ia;.-i street, np-poxit gunud.'-rs House.
i:-.XIA!- ATTENTION CIVKN T
t I ; i ;i sr t li i 1 1! : c :s .i a n d Zai dips
jai.i. Ax;) si::-: i;loxi; ci:xts,
A i I -'! a li .oTii- in a
I arses t Stocks
r n rK? I
PALACE ' BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St.. east of First Nat. I'.aiiU.)
cea. t'ETSsoi'TSi, - - -
J!V l: Ml IS .C1TI.1KI tVITII Till'.
BEST WINES, LiaUORS,
BEER, ETC . . ETC. 4"T
roi -V i n y
I'l.ATTSMlltTH, NKP... .
lUpnircr ff Steam Eny'ines, Boilers,
Saw and Grist Jlillt
CIS AX KTKAM FITTl-:i.
V.'ri'M '.a Iron I"ij.v Ton e and Lift ripes.Sream
l.aU 'es.Safel V-Valve Governors, and all
Kinds i f l'.vass Kn:-'i!ie Fillings,
it-paired on short notiue.
llcpaiicd on Siiort Notiee
Can al n-ays be found at Halt's Old
:tatid. readu to sell the lest Heats.
YOI'Nt. b;iv fr!i fat cattle. sheeT. Ilop C.
liiii'ct from tiie farmers every day, and his
lit- ..Is are ai"av- '-o.!.
i;.i.vf:, fisij, j.y;j roirz., ix seasox
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Ho,. F.at of the Post-Offlce, Vlattsmoutti,
pi vsi;w ri
Trai'tieal AVorkeis in
SHEET IROX. ZIXC, TIN, BRA
ZIER 1", d r ., Xc
I nr-e tir.ent ot Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
r.v.-ry vaiii tv of Tin. Fh.-et Iron, and Zinc
WorU, Kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Pone on Short Notice.
ry-EVERYTI1TXG 1 14 R RA X TED !
MAKE HOME HAPPY. K
Plentiful Supply of
Good Beading and Beautiful Picture!
WILL DO IT.
A fin igtit-r Fpor, triih 48 fall eol
imii, rout only pl.OO per year
t mm pT fHMtauei, and la tne larqat,
brightest, nd bait pnper publiiibeU lor
Ihm inonv. It In inandeDt in politicn,
iire ftll the news, and, beside xnuch
uthor food reading, every number bat
three tr four excellent orialrwl or $e
Urlr.d ttoriet. Krery auiscrlber alo
receiver a cty of the beantiful entrrav
inn, "Tlie Ioor the I'oor Man'!
r rlctia, ' size yix:i4 inches, and a (pj
ol THK ISTAK li.I.UdTltAIKO ALMA
NAC. S3 eta. extra mnst be sent to
pay expue of packing and mailing pre
imunin. AtO Our lndareinrnls la
Aarents, always the moet liberal iu line
field, are now greater thnn ever. We
aaut CTcry club avent iu the country to
communicate with us before commencing
work. To any person desiring to gnt up
a club, wa will send a sample coyj ot
the picture and a canvasser's onttit for
S3 eta. Specimen copy of pnper free.
Henri Tor one before aubserib
Iuk Tor anr other.
i ersons to wnom we nave aireaar sent
the picture, "The I'oor the Poor
Han's rlenU," by sayinz so can
have in its stead another excellent en
eravine. of same size, which we hare
secured for this purpose.
BJTI'aper without picture. One Dollar.
S30 Walnut St.
, Cincinnati, O.
MAKE HOME. PLEASANT.. I
DR. JAS. CHARLES.
OFFK KS : No.2.T2 anil 2-W,
Fnrnham Mt., - - Omaha,rb.
Ireiervntion of tho Xalural Teellt
lade a specially.
Oldest prat;ti:inj Dentist in the City.
J. C CHAMBERS,
J.Ianufacturer of and Pealer in
22 ii SSL SI SI S S,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Dono with Neatnoss Dispatch.
The only place ia town where "Tnrley's pat
ent self a'ijtistahle horse collars are cold."
Hood fresli mil.V
DELIVERED DAILY !
EVEll VH'JD l"S wweix pea ttz.hocth
IT TIIKV WANT IT, I:V
semi iv von: oi:rt!-;:s ,m i wii.i. tisv axd
I'ljT and serve yon resalarly.
O. F. JOHNSON,
All Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
I'rexoriptio:! Carefully C'omponnded
by an Kvpcrlenced Irncci.Ht.
KEMEMBKR TIIE TLACE.
COR. FIFTH d- JIAIX S1REETS
cm z. z fi r
Feed and Sale Stables.
Corner Gtli and Tearl Sts.
hohsks bo.ucdkd r.Y thk
IAA', WEEK, Oil MQ.VTII.
SOLD OR TRADED,
For -i Fair Commission.
TEAMS AT ALL HOURS.
Ta; iicular aitcntion paid to
Driving and Training
Also A hearse fiiiaislied when called for.
inventions k mini.
T. C. WOODWARD,
Attorney ant Counsellor at Law.
1003 fall St.. :. Vf., a . O. Eock Box 171),
Vt'iisliiiiiJtoii, I). C
Itte ExHtniner-in-Cliief I'nited States Titent
Ol'llee : Memher of the r,ar Supreme
Court of the L'nited States.
Patent Law Practice in the Patent Of
fice and the Courts a Specialty.
IMtfts Obtained in the Vnitet States.
Ca.vaih. F.N;l.ANI. Fkaxck, tlEHMANY,
i:i ssia, r,Ki.:ivM. Italy, .
Tt F.rTRKNCFs : lion. W. B. Allio!i, I. S. Sen
ator: (Jov. S. .1. Kirkwood. V. S. Senator;
ludire W rit. Iu;Virid2re. Ex-?r. C : Justice
SnniT Miller. V. S. Supreme Court : JIoo. Jan.
Harlan, Ex-Secretary Interior; .Justice J. K.
Jiillnii. V. S. Circuit Court: .Indue K. E. B.
Clarke, Chairman Appeal Hoard. Patent Office ;
Col. T. II. Vnil. Sup. Eail-vav Mail Service;
lien. J. M. lledrick, Kx-Stit"r. Inter, ltev. ;
Jiultre .. S. SamiiNon. C. C. : Iton. Cleo. V. Mc-
Cr:)r)-. Secretary ol War; Col. I.. I). Ineermll,
Cl;:c;io I'ust. :"s'nin,ic
CIIAI'JIA.V A NriMUl'i;
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors In Chancery. OfTice In Fitzger
lliyl PEATTSMOUTH, XEI5.
IK II. 1VIIKKI.KK A. CO.
LAW OFFICE, Ueal Eitate, Fire and Life In
surance Afrcnts. I'lattsniouth, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payers. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Euy and bell real estate, negotiate
loans. &c. I5yt
eix;ar i. mtoxe.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. ofllce with D. II.
Wlieeier 5; Co., I'lattsniouth, Neb. 13yl
jajii'.s k. nomtiNox,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Counties ; gives sijecial attcutioti
to colled ions and abstracts of tine. Oflicewith
t!eo. S. Smith, Fitzgerald Riock, Pluttsiijoiith,
(il'.O. N. H1IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Rro
ker. Special attention idveii to Collections
and all matters afl'ectinir the title to real estate.
Htice on ad Hoor, over Post Olllce. I'lattsniouth,
Nebraska. 4j 1.
JOIIX IV IIAIXK8
JCSTICE OF TIIE PEACE, ami collector of
debts, collections made from one dollar to one
thousand do'lars. MortXiiws. Heeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before a .lusticeof the Peace.
Rest of reference jriven if required.
Ofllce oil Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
II I! LIVIXGSTOX.
PHYSICIAN' & SCROEON. tenders his pro
fessional services to the citiens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Office on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
IIt. ti. H. ItLAC'ii
attends to calls in the country as well as city.
Olliee at .1. H. Euttery's drugstore. Chronic dis
eases made a ppecialty. lMieumatisia cured.
lK. J. 25. WATi:!t.UAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
IjruinrHlc, fTsx Oi. Xh.
-"Always at the ofllce on Saturdays. 4nyt
Flour, Corn 3I.?aL & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The biilii'sr prices paid lor Wheat and
Coin. Particular at'.eiiiion iriven custom worn.
SAUADEHS 110 USl
J.S.GEEGORV, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. C'mil Saii'jile Ro.nn..
Every atteiiiiou paid to ;tuesl ;. -I'l'ii.T
11. AT TS71 o L"f h, - - - - - NKil,
COMI-lcCIA L HOTEL,
J. J. I3IHOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best kno-.vii a i l ni't p";i'!!ar I.Hu llnrd
in ilic Stale. Ai-.vajs stop a; tne Coaiaicicial.
tween th!'Roand San
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
I'll 111 vs.
TIic laimps sold by Mr. (Irejjory throw water
many feet above tn'e Sautu'eis House, as has
been demonstnited, aiid onlj' ii:e man to work
the lever. .Mr. (iieory is e.T.'iin these
pumps in t'le market at- very h.w prices. - This
pump is a.-kiio-. le.'.ed to be the be-t force pump
l the wiiilil. It is strom; and durable, no ston
jaisi and leather valves to tret out of order, and
pumps so ca;;y that a child can work it. one
i:l be put up in a jiublic well on .Main cireet
sooa. raiiie.s wi.ihiDi; pumps for acep or slial
lnw weds slimild ex-.in:iie this one before pur
chasing elsewhere. .1. S. :ki)i:y.
Ifiif S:tiinilers Hoi;e. I'latlsnuJiitli, Neb.
A .rcai IJedurlioii in Prices of
G U Ff S , REVOLVERS, &c.
l'rices reduced from 2d to .10 per cont. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for l.STT. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
Id Sinithfield St., Pittsburgh, Pa. ISyl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC. '
Man. street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTJI, - - - - XED.
Still Eetter Rates for Lumber.
STRAIGHT & MIL1ES,
and a'.l kinds of harness stock, constantly On
Remember the place opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Lower Main Street.
2 1 -1 y ST RE I G ITT & 21 ILL ER.
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOR SALE BY
&. XEo. Si. 2RL.
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Tears Credit at G per cent Interest.
Sir Years Credit at 6 per cent Interest,
and 20 per cent Discount.
Otlir Liberal IHaroTints For Casli,
IJeliatex on FHro and KreislitM,
ii nd a'rciiiiuiiiH for Improve
ment). rampb'et" and ATaps. containing full partic
ulars will be mailed free to any part of the
world on application to
LAND COMMISSIONER. P.. A M. R. R.
10y Li-(.-ol-, Nepkask,
3Ian Fonnd Dead SalurJay 'loniiii:? at
the Platte Valley House in riatls
Bionth. An aged man, ascertained to be a
Savoyard, and w!io had been working
for Tom-Murphy as a section hand,
was fousjd dead in front of the Platte
Valley House, on Saturday morning
between i and G a. in.
The body was found by Mr. Bons
who at once sent for Dr. Livingston,
who pronounced that the rigor of death
had already set in. The Deputy Sher
iff, W. F. Morrison, acting coroner was
notified and immediately impanelled
John Shannon, Elam Parmele,
J. Y. Haines, F. E. White,
Harvey Sage, David Miller.
The body was removed under the
charge of the coroner to the vacant
building on the corner of Main and 2d
St., formerly the Herald Office where
the autopsy was held.
Drs Livingston, Black and Done
Ian were called in. An opening was
made in the thorax and the cause of
death ascertained to be "Dropsy of the
The body was very much emaciated
and the man must have been almost a
walking skeleton. The cords of the
legs were drawn and knotted by rheum
atism. There was found on the body, which
was very poorly and scantily clad, only
five cents in money and an old fash
ioned buck-skin clasp purse with the
A receipt of suns sort which said :
"Heceived of John Shadow the sum
of one hundred and four dollars
(some writing unintelligible datrd and
signed) Yreka, August. 2d, 18T5.
A. D. Kiciiards."
Also a road tax receipt as follows:
Xo. 2.!). Siskyou County, Oct. 31.
This cerLifies that J. Sadua has paid
four doMard road tax. for the year 1373,
for Yreka Township road district, in
cash. John Brom,
Clk. board of Supervisors.
Wm. IIuxgerfoij, Iload Overseer."
And a scrap of paper with this
Hotel Bill $121.00
Cr. uy Cash 5G.00
Balance due C G3.03
A five cent nickel and an old red
handkerchief comprised his only store.
The Jury adjourned to tin City Coun
cil rooin and th? evidence elicited thy
AT THE CITY HALL.
The first witness exauilued was Dr.
Am a Physician, live in Plattsmouth,
was present and assisted at the exam
ination this morning, opened the Thor
ax and found effusion of the pericardi
um commonly called Dropsy of the
Heart. Saw him yesterday ; was called
in ; told Bons he was a very sick man.
The Pleura a lherred to the Thorax and
walls of chest. He also suffered from
Lung trouble; think he was dying yes
terday when I saw him.
. Black testifies: Am a Physician,
reside in Plattsmouth; was present and
assisted to make post mox'tem; he died
from Dropsy of the Heart ; there is no
doubt of the cause.
Dr. Livingston states that in the
small rooms of the Platte Valley the
air is bad; think he went out to get air
and lay down where ho was found, too
weak to more further; do not think he
Dr. Donelan, sworn : Am a physician,
live in Plattsmouth; the cause of death
was a diseased heart. There was an
accummulation of water round the
heart, commonly called Dropsy of the
Heart; saw the body this morning at
the corner by the Platte Valley, mere
ly walked round the body; report said
lie had fallen from the balcony; do not
think he fell; his age was about-50 or
5. years old.
John Beverage and John Cooney
Beverage testifies: Don't know the
deceased only as I saw him at the P.
V., saw he was very sick; asked the
man if he wanted a Doctor; said
he had no money; told him that made
no difference, if he was sick he should
have a doctor; saw him take his medi
cine; he was very nervous; saw him
next on the pavement this morning
dead; heard he had walked from Cali
fornia; had been working for T. Mur
ney on the II. 11. or five or six days.
Cooney testified: Just about 9 last
evening heard Beverage say the man
was sick and heard him tell the clerk
to send for Dr. Livingston; the Dr.
came and prescribed.
Mr. Bons, sworn: Got the medicine
from the drug store; tlii3 morning
about 4 heard some one stumbling
down stairs this morning; later saw
him dead outside the house; I reside
here; this is the same man whose body
I saw this morning; don't know who
roomed with him or just where he
II. Bons, sworn: I live in Platts
mouth ; I keep the Platte Valley house ;
the man worked under Murphy as a
section hand; he stayed home yester
day and was"miglity bad sick; He was
very sick and couldn't walk; got some
medicine of Dr. Livingston and gave
to him; This morning about 4 I think
this man came down; I heard a noise
1 and lifted the curtain and think it was
him ; supposed he went out to privy;
afterwards I heard a small groan, but
thought he was going up stairs again;
about 5 went out and found the man
dead; went for Dr. Livingston at
This body is the man who was at my
house, and called John Saddue. The
Dr. told me that he was very sick and
that he must take the medicine. Don't
know where he came from or anything
more about him. There were other
persons in the room where he slept,
lie came to my house the 20th of Sept.
and went to work for Murphy ; seemed
to eat well ; had no carpet-sack or cloth
ing. The company became responsible
for his board.
Q. By Haines " Did yon take any
are of him after the Dr. told you he
was very sick V"
"I gave him the medicine; he seem
ed able to take care of himself. I gave
him water tjvice gave the medicine to
him; he poured it out and took it. I
could not understand him; lie did not
speak English or German."
The clerk, Wm. Wilcox, swore to
about the same thing, saying he had
seemed well until two or three days
ago. but kept at work until Friday.
He talked in French with the Dr. and
was told in French how to take his
medicine. We took as good care of
him as we could.
As there was no doubt of the cause
of death, the appearance of the heart
indicating even to an unprofessional
eye what the trouble was.the jury found
that the said John Saddue came to his
death from "Dropsy of the Heart," com
monly called rheumatism of the heart,
and that no blame could be attached to
any person or persons.
Nebraska Wool Growers.
A number of the most prominent
wool growers of Xepraska met in the
room of the Secretary of the State
Board at the Commercial hotel, Thurs
day evening. Mr. S. It. Foss was elec
ted chairman, and Jno. A. MasMur
The chairman being called on to set
forth the objects and aims of the meet
ing, he said there was an association
of wool growers called the Southern
Nebraska Wool Growers, but it was
confined to a small district at present,
we need now to organize a State NYool
Grower's Association. The chairman
spoke of tiie importance of wool grow
ing and the va'uo to the state.
Mr. Moses S.ockiug being called for
spoke of ti e national Wool Grower's
and Manufacturing Association of the
United States, and said probably this
would be a branch of that organization.
At present we are unacquainted with
each other, not knowing who raise
sheep, but finally we would learn the
best ways to raise, shear, pack and ship
wool and sheep. He wanted an organ
ization to meet and organize a systyem
that would make for Nebraska wool a
reputation. They call it Nebraska
wool and sell it for less. Our wool is
long wool, strong wool, and of good fi
bre, and if we can get it put on the
market right, it will bring as much as
Mr. Cary said he would like to hear
from some other parties outside of the
Southern Nebraska wool growers and
sheep breeding association, of which
he is a member.
Mr. Hammond, of Dawson county,
said he could shear sheep, but was not
a speech-maker. He thought an organ
ization of some sort would aid them in
learning how to pack and handle wool.
Sheep have gone up the South Loup 50
miles; 800 went there last week. Fif
teen hundred are owned by the opera
tor at McPherson, and 1,500 in the forks
of the Platte, and 1,800 more near
Mr. Elliot, of Otoe county, was, like
Mr. lingers, a beginner in the sheep
business. He did not come to speak,
but to learn, and wanted to hear from
older and more experienced sheep rais
ers; was in favor of organizing, as near
ly all business of magnitude was con
nected by organizing. Many could do
easily what would be impossible for
one. Let the wool-growers of Nebras
ka organize, and when they meet con
tribute their mite of information for
the general good. He said he has
great faith in Nebraska as a sheep
growing Stale, and favored raising
more and different kinds of stock. We
can raise hogs and cattle, and sheep,
too. He wanted to know something
about the advantages of the long wool,
or fine wool, sheep.
Mr. Luxemburg, of Lincoln, said fine
wool does not sell so well ; fine and
long wool will sell, but not fine and
short wool. It will not bring a big
price. Our wool is called "blue wool"
in the cast. If we could remedy the
color our wool would bring more. He
quoted the organization of the Hide
and Leather men's organization as in
creasing their business and prices.
The chair explained how the name
of- the organization originated, and
wanted any feeling about the name
of Southern Association to be done
away with. He would be willing to
unite with another association, but
said they could yet keep up their own
local association and narae. The con
dition of membership of the one now
in the fie'.d is $1 per year.
Mr Vanderpool, of Lincoln said he
had been a sheep man from infancy,
and that he had sheep on the brain a
a little, and was now haadlinj them
here. So far he had not been as success
ful as he could .wish, owing to buying
sheep of a stranger; wanted to know
if sheep are subject to disease here;
thought our climate and vegetation
were adapted for sheep, but wanted to
Mr. Hammond told his experience
with a flock.
Mr. Winslow said he was very much
interested in the matter. There is such
a thing as an association of ideas and
work without a constitutional associa
tion. The State Board of Agriculture
offered good premiums for sheep, and
is trying to aid and encourage the
sheep interests. He thought the State
Fair had roused every interest of the
State that it had ever taken hold of.
He instanced the fruit and pork inter
est in the State, which has been large
ly aided by the action of the State
Boards of Horticulture and Agricul
ture. You gentlemen mtist create an
interest in shepp, and show that it is
profitable, and then you can form an
association readily enough. He thought
sheep ought to be raised as well as
hogs here. We want a little more di
versive industry, so that if the chol
era takes the hog we'll yet have some
sheep and cattle. No one interest run
all alone is safe.
Mr Stocking said that in the last
three weeks he had lost 300 hogs, and
could find no remedy, and no two hogs
were affected alike nor did the reme
dies work alike on any two hogs.
In scab in sheep, there are rem
edies and well known and if applied
rightly, the scab can be cured. As to
cholera in hogs and-seab in sheep, ho
would take scab in sheep every time.
The meeting then adjourned until
Wool Growers Meeting.
An adjourned mse'ing of the Wool
Growers and Sheep Raisers was held
last evening at the Commercial Hotel.
Mr. Foos, of Saline, president, in the
After a long discussion on the mer
its of Nebraska as a sheep raising State
and the necessity of a state orgaijiza
tion as well as, and in connection with
local organizations, the following reso
lution was offered and adopted by the
llesolced, That the chair appoint a
committee of three to prepare a circu
lar setting forth in a concise manner
the advantages of Nebraska as a wool
growing and sheep-raising State; also
the reasons for and necessity of a State
organization, and that said committee
designate a day of meeting to orgairze
such association, if thought proper,
and the committee will see that the
time of meeting is properly advertis
ed and known iu the state.
The chair appointed as such commit
tee Hon. Moses Stocking, of Saunders;
S. C. Cary, of Gage, and Jno. A. Mac
Murphy of Cass.
After some further wooly talk con
cerning the best system of raising mut
ton, the meeting adjourned.
Up iu a Balloon.
It was exactly 2:10 p. m. on Thura"
day one minute ahead of time when
the ropes were cast off and Prof. Samu
el A. King's mammoth balloon "Buffa
lo" rose rapidly into the air from the
south side of the Permanent Exhibi
tion building. The band played, the
austere Governors condescended to
glance upward and the great crowd
snatched eagerly for the hand-bills
which fluttered downward from the
basket. For a moment or two only
the great army of sight-seers could bo
distinguished as composed of individu
als and then all was one dense mass of
The occupants of the car were seven
in number. Prof. King, an aeroaant
for many years, was on his 203th trip,
and he took with him his son, Ernest,
for the first time. Then there were
Fred. T. Ilotine, Wm. L. Saunders and
George Twiss. of Philadelphia; Signal
Officer F. M. M. Beall, stationed in this'
city and a representative of the Times
Although all the passengers, with the
exception of the Professor and Mr.
Saunders, were going upward for the
first time, none could describe any pe
cular sensation in the situation. The
motion was so easy that it was hard to
realize with what rapidity the inflated
cotton bag was ascending, and the re
ceding earth alone told the story.
CROSSING THE CITY.
Up, up, up went the balloon, and in
seven minutes it had reached an alti
tude of 4,100 feet, and was directly
over the Schuylkill. Although mov
ing at a rate of nearly twenty miles an
hour, the motion at this puint wa3
hardly perceptible. People looked
like ants, and a train on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad bore a striking appear
ance to a juvenile toy. The water
sparkled in the distance as though it
was not red with mud. Far beneath
lay the city, stretching out in all direc
tions. It was truly a bird's-eye view
which the voyagers had, and the lines
of houses and the perfect squares
formed by the streets, small as the
miniature Paris which the Centennial
visitors found marked out on Foun
tain avenue last year, were beautiful
and interesting in the extreme. There
was the entire city, devoid of the city's
noise and confusion. A low hum, the
muffed roar of the locomotive, the
faint barking of a dog or-two that
was all. The balloon crossed the
Schuylkill and parsed eastward along
Market street. "We are going down,
Professor," reported the signal officer,
and when over the city buildings a
bag of sand was emptied and the bal
loon ascend to 4,800 feet. It was but
a short trip across the Deleware, and
at 3:13 o'clock the soil of Jersey was
over 5,0)0 feet below. Ten minutes
later the gas bag was sailing through
the air at a height of 0,300 feet and a
Camden dog could bo plainly heard
barking in an enraged manner at some
one or something. The sua was shin
ing warmly, and the temperature, even
at this height, was 74 degrees. The
Delaware was visible sparkling in the
sunlight, away down to the sea, but to
the westward all was mist. Shortly
before 4 o'clock the balloon began fall
ing, and now the drag-rope was paid
out and hung for 130 feet below. Down,
down went the bag. At 4 o'clock it
was 2,000 feet high, and the Jerseymen
exercised their lungs by .hunting to
the passengers. Three minutes later
a dreary-looking swamp was but 5S0
feet below, and the professor thought
it high timci to "throw out a little bal
last." OVER TIIE JERSEY PI. NFS.
"We'll go up higher this time" said
the aeronaut, and he was right. While
Mr. Ilotine was gayly singing "Up in a
Balloon" the bag went up, until finally
an altitude of 8.G00 feet was reached.
The course taken was toward Atlantic
cit, and the Jersey pines and swamps
were sailed over, and the cultivated
lands left to one side. A few light cu
mulous clouds were floating beneath,
and the Delaware, far in the distance,
seemed a dividing line between heaven
and earth. The ocean was sighted,
thirty miles distant, and the air cur
rant was driving the voyagers directly
to the marshes surrounding Little
Egg Harbjr Bay. At 5:20 the valve
pipe was pulled, and the balloon, strik
ing an under current, fortunately .sail
ed away to the right, after crossing
Bass River. From 50 to 1,000 feet
above the ground, the bag floated on,
and pleasant conversation was had
with the haymakers in the swamps.
Chickens were terribly demoralized
by the appearance of the monster. At
one lime the drag-rope nearly pulled
up a -telegraph-pole, and when near
Smithfield the basket bumped through
the tree-tops and rebounded up again.
At 5:43 some countrymen were signal
ed and the balloon was pulled down
at Centerville, but later tho scats and
batlast were thrown out and the voy
age extended a couple of miles to
Ocean ville. Here a permanent land
ing was made on the grounds of Peter
Boice, and in a short time the entire
country was aroused an 1 came Hock
ing to see the "Buffalo." The voy
agers spent the night .at the neighbor
ing farm houses, and yesterday morn
ing the balloon was carefully packed,
and at noon was carted to Absecon
and shipped to this city. The field in
which the landing was made was one
mile from the ocean.
The "Buffalo" is the largest balloon
in the world. It has a capacity of 02,
000 cubic feot of gas, and has made
twelve ascensions. Prof. King is a
very careful aeronaut, and he consid
ers a trip through the air as safe as a
journey upon the steam cars. He takes
ever' precaution for safety, and i3 a
genial and jolly companion "up in a
The New York Times has the fol
lowing: "Rumors have been in circu
lation for some months effecting the
solvency of Mr. Leslie, but that gentle
man when questioned in regard to them
h:s always denied the truth, and his
friends have attributed their origin to
a person with whom he is in litigation.
Mr. Leslie was visited by a Times re
porter more than six months ago, and
questioned about such rumors. He
sard smilingly that if his income were
reduced about 6100.000 per year there
might be some possibility of his becom
ing insolvent. Lately, however, he
has been greatly pressed by one or two
creditors and the assignment vas made
to avoid an attachment or execution
against his property from such clam
orous creditors. His son, S. Leon Les
lie, admitted that his father was hard
pressed for money, but said that it was
in great measure due. to the f:ct that
all his means were invested in the
presses and other property nrcessary
in the conduct of his business. The
large shrinkage in the real estate val
ues was another cause, inasmuch as
some of his transactions in this line
have resulted disastrously. Another
reiHson for the lack of money is that
Mr. Leslie has a large number of prom
issory notes which he finds it difficult
to collect. There has also been a fall
ing off in the income from a number
of the periodicals. The principle oie's
are said to hold their own very well
considering the times, but the publi
cation of some of the minor ones is
kept up rather as a matter of pride
than because they are paying. Mr. Les
lie, Jr., said he could give no estimate
of the assets or liabilites as yet, but
he had no doubt the assets would far
exceed the liabilities. In the way of
assets, one of the principal items is the,
stock of presses, the value of whk-h
is set down at 6300,000. One press
alone, with the improvements on it,
cost nearly ST0.000. Mr Leslie said he
believes his father owns no real estate
whatever in this city, but n. ; In'
country seat at Saratoga, km'vn a In
4 .1.., r,.l.f ....
ifi i.i.sivt'll. 1 11U I.SMiUlg hi j i .ii
ical Register of the Cenenn'.;i.' 1'
sition, and especially, one of I bo i...
i urea connected u n in c::nv;u t t
the work, was a source of lo- ) ;r,' v.-.'ij
of money, but also in the i .. :!.it! ;
and income derived from hii p-viodi
cats. Air. Leslie has brou-i:'. fu;
against William W. W idcy, of 1 '?:";
di'iplii i, a son-in-ia.v of lion. . . "
Forney, on account of the alleged -iaoi
age which was caused by th ("N : :b'.:
tion of souvenirs not being f'.rr '..-'hM
oo ui v i. iivn HVIV Lilt ' ! I IJ'
were represented, jjunng im
trip to California recently his 'lot!-
allowed him to run into debt ' -..cr..:...,
...!.;..!. i... ,
uv. iwi i i n-.T- .i ,i til i r, , iiit.li i - - w i i
subscribers. Mr. Leslie h is l. i u i;
the publishing bv.siness for ; !."
iwenty-nve years, one oi n::; ;ui
lication being what is now t ;
Lady's Journal. Besides Hi ! : :
Frank Leslie's Illustrated N v.-r-';-Illustrated
Zeitung, Illustnitcl i ipi'
Boys and Girls Weekly, Chi:- .
ner. Stindav Magazine. I. a. IV.; '!.'
zinc, Budget of Fun, Jolly JuV r. i'i-
ant Hours, Boys of Ameri t, J' ;!.:..
Monthly. Idle Hours, lllu-W -t
Comic Almanacs, Home a; -I I-'.-;".! :
Libraries, the Chimney Corn; r -m '
of novels, a number of (j
and many holiday and mi. '. i , .
pamphl'-t publications. :i' .
building and portions of to- iv! t
buildings are devoted to ' -:'
The mam publication office is
537 Pearl street, w hich is a larj i
story building, and contai: '
the office, a largo prcss-rooi;., (i!i!.o
and composing 1001113, library, ': -.
upper portion of the Ninth i
Balk Building in Broadway i d
ted to the storage of the wv- '
which have been nccummul; ! i g -more
than twenty-two years, : i i I
are said to represent an outhy f
one million dollars. A large t'
brick building is now in coin - i !
tion just opposite the main ..'.
this new building it was intci I ' .
the articles scattered through U.'
ferent buildings out side the l.iao.
should b; collected to-gether. ,''!'
tention was to occupy the new b
ing about tho beginning of 'ci ..'
This intention has not been a' .
and the business will be conti: j-i
CAriUKK AND DEATH ;!
$20,000 of the Stolen .Money over.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27. '! .
Kansas City Times has a spc In .
Buffalo Station, Kan., giving fie a
ticulars of the capture and ki'!'!
two of the Union Pacific expr -s ;
bers yesterday, and the n .. civ
$20,000 in gold. About !i (.'.-(!; !
men, riding jaded horses, mi l P-.-k":
a heavily loaded pony, came niu
station and stopped for rem . iji.-iev .
The station agent's su.spi--if!i v.'
aroused by noticing the name ,li
Collins on an envelope in tic p - '
one of the men, w hich wa. c: ;; . i-1
tlrawing his handkerchief. It .
pened that Sheriff Beard-k-k, "
county, and a squad of soidn t i o '
watch for tho robbers, were ..? ,
in a ravine near by, and so ,1 a ;
men left, a gentleman roili-ee
Sheriff, w ho mounted his men :;o;: :
overtook the robbers. They tuid
he was mistaken in the men ; thai '
were Texas, cattle men rt t ur ;i r
The Sheriff asked them i ift
the station, which tliy
agreed to do. They had gi u
short distance w hen Colb is 11
said to his companion: "If v
to die let us do it bravely."
BOTH ATTEMPTED TO I'l'.A" ; - '
but the Sheriffs posse w ,i . .
for them, and lired, lii'.'.'.nu ' '.
instantly. The gold w as -.
the legs of a pair of !('. :
consisted of 20 pieces t . ..
1877. The bodies were iae;
w here an inquest will Lo L:i
were no papers on their b I
a roll of poetry elcdicated to
a young lady, which he !!!
highly. The name of the o! f
not given. Collins is s:.i I
Dallas, Texas, and io be T r
spcctable family. Slierit;
and citizens are in hot p .
rest of the gang.
Wade Hampton says it ' ;
the fair thing by him. .
Zach Chandler seems t '
his "capacity fur political d; -
Spencer is a pretty tin
but he may be utilized V
Thar' stuff down thar i:; t: . -ville
cellars tint's btv;u t!, i.
difficulty commenced, but. 1 '
it out to-day and no mir t t'-
The targets tell the v i i -;
the Creed moor maU h, a::d
nal cast of Oshktuh is !,; '
The Southern IVnilei.t ::ti .
The new map of Afi h.:1.--( '
! The fate oT the resum pi i -!
tackles Kewanee Smit.:. i '
boy who twisted the 1 til
, on Erie tow-patU.
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