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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1S77.
Extra c.ples of the Hkrai.ii for dale by J. V.
lomip. I'ostntnee news ile int. and O. F. JohU
Kun.cui ner of Main and Fifth Streets.
IF1 I H S T
OK PLATTSMOUTH, KEBKASKA,
tooth; haxxa & i.a itit
K. li. IIOVKY
A. W. Ml'hAI OHMIt. .
. Assistant Cashier.
This Punk is now open for business at their
new mom. corner Main mid Sixth streets, and
ii prepared to transact a general
Stocks, Eonds, Gold, Government and Local
BOUCIIT AM) SOLD.
Deposits Herein d and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
Available in anv part of the United States and
In all the l'i im-ii:il Towns and Cities
AGKXTS I'OK TIIK
Inman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
ruiuii ask tickets rnoM us
Tlironzti to riattHinoiith,
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Main Street, opposite Saunders IIori.se.
Sliaviar asil Sliaisipcoliisr.
ESPECIAL ATTEXTIOX GIVEN TO
rutting Uliiltlrt'ii's and I.urilt N'
CALL AX!) SKC IJOONK, GEXTS,
And 't a ho:ie in a
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
St.. of 1'irst Nat. l:.:nk.)
rLVTS's.uwM'", ... ,m::j
M l-.AK IS I'l l-l.lKD WITH TIIK
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
rra . fr
II E E I , ETC.
I" O 8' X I II Y
Machine Shops I
Ji-p iii:r Hts'im Engines, JJoHcrs,
,Stm and Grift Will
AM) STKAJI KITTl'itiS.
'io:it:!it Ir'i-i Pipe. Force and Lift Pipe.Sf.ani
liasi're. Sufetv-Valve Covernors. and ali
kinds of Ura-ss Engine Eitlins.
repiiiivd on s'.iort notice.
F A H M MA.CHINEK"V
l:c;iaiicd on Short Notice.
Can Ci'raji It found at Hatt's Old
St'ind. ready to atll the Lett Meats.
YDl'Nti ho vs frch Lit cuttlr. sheep, ho'.' &e.
tluei t fii'iu l lie farmers every Uuy, and his
lieats are a!-vays good,
FISH. A.D FOWL, IX SE.ISOX
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Ivor East of the Post-Office, riattsnioiith,
... : o :
Practical "Workers in
SHEET IHOX, ZINC, TIN, BRA-
Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves Tor
HEATING OR C00KIXG,
Always on Hand.
Fn. virietv of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
tverj arlllAVoI.kf kept iu btH.k.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Pone on Short Notice.
tSTEVElTYTMXG WARRANTED .'
rmcKM low down.
GO TO THE
CIIAI'JIA.V A NPIIAlilK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery. Office in Fitzger
l:el PLATTSMOUTH, NEIt.
I. II. WIIfcF.LKK A. CO.
LAW OFFICE, l;e;J Estate. Fire and Life In
surance Aleuts, rialtsinonth, Nebraska. Cd
lectors, tav-payere. Have a complete ahtrart
of titles, liny and sell real eMate, negotiate
loans, &e. l.-.yl
IX. It. LYXCU,
ATTOPNEY ANI COUNSFLLOU AT LAW.
OU'icc in Eiterald Iliock, PlatLsinouth, Neli.
J A KS K. 1IOKKISO.V.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice In Cass
and ;i(lt"'ni"!I Counties ; nlves special attention
to collections and ahstractsof title, othcewith
(if. S. Smith, Fitzgerald Illoek, l'lattsinontli,
4ii;0. H. H3IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAWandRealEstateP.ro
ker. Speci.il attention Kivcti to Collections
and all matters alTectiinj the title to real estate,
o.T.ce on d floor, over Post OClce. 1'lattsmonth,
Nel.raska. 40j t.
JOIIX AV IIAIM.H
JfSTIfK OF TIIK PEACE, alio collector of
iji-lii, colietlons made from one loiIar to one
thousand do lars. Murtjianes. Ices. and oth
er instriimfiits draw::, aad :'.!! e i::ity business
usually tram-acted before a Just ice ol the Peace.
P.est of reference given if required.
Ot'tlce on Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
I. II. WHEKKK,
E. I. STONK.
WHEELER & 5 TONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LA IV,
I'latt smooth fliraxka.
II It LIVIt;ST(IV.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tenders his pro
fessional sen ices to the citizens nf Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak Ms. ;
Office on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
I) It. II. II LACK
attends to cflls in the country as well as city.
Oflice at J. II. Huttery's Unit; "tore. Chronic dis
eases made a specialty. lilieumati.-in cured.
IIL. J. 31. WATEItllAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Jjrruixvillc, Cam Co., Xcb.
t?"Always at the oflice on Saturdays. 40yl
O. K. SALOON,
I keep constantly on baud
Best's 3IilAvaukec Boer.
which can he had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
M'lXES, LI(jLrOnS. AXD CIGATiS.
Gimtj Kit. ItHpntnuni.
LENHOFF ct- BONNS,
Morning Dew Saloon !
One door o;ist of the Saunders House. We
keep the bv-t of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
.Tine:! Constantly on Iliind.
DS. JAS. CHARLES.
OFFICES : No.2:;2 and 2.',
Fariiliam Kt., - - Omaha. Xel.
J Prespi'VNtion of the Natural Teetl;
!ate a Hpecial ty.
Oldest jfaetudnj Dentist in the City.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of ami Dealer in
ETC., ETC-, ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch
The ,,r,iv i,; ic in t.u n where 'Turh-y's p.tt
ent sell aiijustalde liorse collars are fold.-'
SALE, FEED & LIVERY STABLE.
On Main street nearly opposite the Court
Iluuse. l'lattsuioutb. Neb.
HorsES foR Sale.
The buyincr and selling of good horses made
ihe specialty of the business.
New Horses & Carriages,
and gentle horses, for Ladies to drive ar kept
at this Stable.
AIo a carry' all. which runs to the depot, and
w ill carry passengers fom any place iu town on
FARMERS CALL AND EA'AMINE
MY STOCK FOR SALE.
Syl E. PARMELE.
C?l Z L si 2'
Feed and Sale Stables.
Corner 6th and Pearl Sts.
IIOKSks BOAKllEI MY THK
hay, wl-jiu, o:i jo.vtii.
SOLI) OR TRADED,
For a Fair Commission.
TEA3JS AT ALL HOURS.
Tai ici'.:ir attention paid to
Driving and Training
Aue A hearse fiiiaUhcd when called fcr.
INVENTIONS & PATENTS.
T. C. TTOODWARD,
Attorney M Connsellor at Law.
1003 8th St.. N. W.. (I . O. Lick Box 171),
Washington. 1. C.
Late r.aminer-ln-Chlef United Stales Tatent
Oflice ; Member of the BarSup.eme
Court of the United States.
Patent Law Practice in the Patent Of
fice and the Courts a Specialty.
Patents Optakkd ix the Uxiteo States,
Canada. England. Fkanck. Ckkmamy,
RfssiA, BKLuit'M. Italy, &c.
Rf. ferencf.s : Hon. M. 15. Allison, IT. S. Sen-
tor: Gov. S. J. Kirkwood. lr. S. Senator;
Judge. Win. Lnuuhridge, Ex-M. C: Justice
Sain'l !ilh;r. V. S. Supreme Court; Hon. Ja.
Harlan, Ex-Secretary Interior , Justice J. K.
Dillon. V. S. Circuit Court; Judtre K. L. B.
Clarke, Cliairman Appeal Hoard. Patent Office ;
Col. T. M. Vail. Sui. Railway Mail Service:
Oen. J. M. Iledrick, Ex-Sup'r. Inter. Rev. ;
Judge v.. . Sampson, cc ; lion. oeo. v. ic
Crary, Secretary ot Wrar; CoL L. 1). lngersoll,
t hkago l'tist. Kwc
says a Uoston physician, has no eo,ual as a blood
purifier. Hearinf; of its niauv wonderful cures
after all other remedies had failed. I visited the
laboratory, and convinced myself of its genu
ine merit. " It is prepared Irotn barks, roots, and
herlis. each of which Is highly effective, and
they are compounded in ih Ii a manner as to
produce a.tonisliing results."
If the great Blood Purifier.
re the worst case of Scrofula.
Is recommended by physicians and apothecaries
Has effected some marvelous cures ia cases of
Cure the worst cases of Canker.
J. M- .B-A-MJ
Meets with wonderful success in Mercurial dis
Will eradicate Salt Rheum from the system.
Removes Pimples and Humors from the face.
Cures Constipation and regulates the bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Headache
nedy for Head;
Will cure Dyspepsia.
Restores the entire system to a healthy condi
Removes the causes of Diz.iuess.
Relieves Falntness at the Stomach.
Cures Fains in the Back
E3octtialIy ctues Kidney Complaint.
i Kidney Com pi
i cure of Feuialt
Is effective in its cure of Female Weakness.
Is the great remedy lor Gecenl Debility.
I achnowh-ihred !v classe of p-o;tle to be
t tie best ami most reliahleble blood purifier
iu the woiir!.
. STCVr.XS. tSariton, 'lass.
Vesetias is M i;y all Drnggists.
C. HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Mral, & Feed
Al .vays en hand and for sale nt lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Every attention paid to guests. -t;in3
I'LATTSilOL'TH, ..... NEC.
J.J.IMIIOFF,. - - - Proprietor.
The best known and most popular landlord
iu the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
Largest anil finest Hotel be
tween Chicago and San
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
A reat Kedurtiou In Prices of
GU.NS, 'REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 30 per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1377. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
91 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 13yt
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC. 7
Mai. street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTJI, .... XEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STRE1GUT & 31ILl.fi It,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. G. Doyey's
on Lower Main Street.
21-1; STREIQHT t MILLER.
The following poein was read at one of the
entertainments given by the holies of the Maine
Press Association at the Mt. Kineo House.
Moosehead Lake. It was iaul to have beeu
picked up on the beach, and to have been. writ
ten by one of the domestics of the houyvJut it
was suspected that Kev. Dr. I. P. Waf reitof the
Christian Mirroi knows more about ittnrlhor
ehip than anybody else. Ed. Transcript.
" Sally Cook's Letter.
A BOLT THE EDITOKS.
O. Samuel dear, my own true love,
Tis long since I have writ you,
But don't a moment think that I
Could ever once forglt you.
For, truth to tell, my Samuel,
1 hadn't time, you see.
For we have had up to our house
A deal of company.
A lot of people came one day,
Both men and women too.
They called them editor I b'lieve,
They were a funny c:ew ;
And some were short, and some were tall,
And some were straight and thin ;
A few were goodie h looking folks,
But most were pl.iin as siu.
They take posession of the house.
Up stairs and down they race,
As if they'd never beeu beforft
In any public place.
Some paddle oil iu a canoe.
Some dance like any monkey.
And some go riding round the lot.
Behind our poor old donkey.
But oh ! dear Sain, in all my life
I never was so beat.
As when to dinner they were called.
To see how they did eat !
They made me think the reason was
Why way down here they'd come,
That the poor critters never had
Enough to eat at home.
Some wanted meat, some wanted fish.
They kept us all a-flutter.
And when they'd emptied every dish.
They swallowed bread and butter.
Then tea and coffee some must have,
And others milk and water,
And more of everything they took
Than decent people ought ter.
I laughed so much I don', believe
That even you would know me.
When off they went one afternoon
To see old Molly Toiney.
The poor old squaw was cross and gruff.
When they all gathered round her,
And by her looks 'twas plain enough
Their questions did confound her.
They asked her Erst how old she was,
Next, what might be her name.
How many children she had had.
And from what place she came.
They peeked into the little hut.
Where Molly does her cookiu'.
And everywhere, iushle aud out.
Their starin' eyes kept lookiu'.
Then they all went to Liza's tent,
A dozen of them, may be,
('Lize is the wile of Molly's sou),
Aud kissed her bare-leggej baby ;
They fingered a!l her strips of b.irfc.
And eveii tried t' unroll 'em.
And brought a lot of baskets home,
111 bet a cent they stole 'e:n.
So for three dreadful days,
T'.iey couldu't a minute lest.
But ran about, a hundred ways.
As if they were posrsxed.
They'd go pic-nicking In the woods
They'd sing and dance and joke,
They'd climb the mountain, roll the halls.
And every minute, binoke.
And ono thing more, I must relate
The iranset thing of all.
One E'ght, when all the rest was done.
Tin y had a sort of ball.
The chairs against the wall were placed
To leave some open ground.
Each took a girl about her waist.
And swung her round and round.
1 blushed as rosy as the sky
Just when the sun has rien.
To see his face bend down to hern,
And hern turn up to hisen.
For all the world I wouldn't have
TU.em fellers' arms round me,
Though, Sam, if only it were yon,
How kinder nice 'twould be !
A SmiraLirlj Frank Discussion of Inter
national Matters hy an Enjiisli
What Occasioned the ."rlisnnJerstantlins
Between (ireat Britain and the Uni
ted States- A Warning1 Verified.
From the Sheffield (England) Daily elegi aphl
Gen. Grant's visit to Sheffield recalls
to view the memorable event with
which his name will be forever associ
ated. And now that the storm has
ceased and the air is calm and clear,,
and the partisan feelings aroused here
in England have subsided, what can be
more lit than to review a few of those
unhappy misconceptions by which the
English of the new world and the old
wronged themselves while forming un
friendly and unjust estimates of each
So long as the Southerners and here
we use the word "Southerners" as a po
litical and a party term, rather than as
a geographical classification so long
as the Southerners ruled at Washing
ton, their attitude toward England wa3,
we confess and deplore, one of insuffer
able offensiveness. In word and in
deed, from year to year, they wounded
the self-respect of our nation. This
they did on system, and for a purpose.
PiU-tly to please themselves,'' but more
to gratify their Irish allies; partly in
retaliation for England's active sympa
thy with the Northern Abolitionists;
but more because of their knowledge
that the Irish vote was an absolute ne
cessity for the South if it would con
tinue to hold the reins of power at
Washington, the Southern politicians
deliberately put upon thLs country a
long series of gratuitous insults. The
tone of their dispatches was -one of
overbearing insolence, and their public
speeches were swollen with menace.
They made "difficulties" whenever the
time for a general election drew nigh,
and whether they were in earnest or
were only acting a part, and ranting
and stamping to please the gods, they
periodically threatened "war with Eng
land." We will not in this place troub
le our readers with a detailed statement
of the wrongs and affronts put upon
England in the evil time when she
Lorded it over the whole Union, for it
would take too much space. The thing
that concerns us to-day is to iIace ia
bold relief the cause of that sense of
offended honor, and of that accumulat
ed reserve of natural resentment which
m'adre itself felt' during the ftgrican
rebellion, but which, througtfTack of
information, operated against the
wrong party. For be it borne in mind
that when the war broke out the mass
of Englishmen merely felt that they
had been collectively slapped on the
face in a way which had made their
cheek to tingle. They asked not them
selves who was Madison or Polk. Pierce
or Tyler, Cass or Calhoun, Harney or
Stephens, Davis or Mason, Slidell or
Yancey. All they knew was to an
Englishman that the words and deeds of
those men were abominable, and that
the men were Americans. Failing to
know, they failed to discriminate. The
City of Washington was in their minds
so associated with offense that they ex
perienced a quiet satisfaction when
they heard of an uprising against the
politicians installed in that seat of
power. They did not pause to rellect
that there had been a great event a
thorough change at Washington, and
that the new government was the one
which had turned out England's per
sistent detractors and traditional foes.
They struck in the dark and hit the
wrong man. More than this, they hit
that wrong man at the very time when
he was doing the precise thing they had
for years reproached him for not hav
ing done sooner, namely making a de
termined stand against an insolent, an
aggressive, and a violent slavocracy,
whose unbearable arrogance and whose
overbearing spirit had introduced blood
into the Legislature, civil war into
Kansas, and vulgar menace into the re
lations between the United States and
"More harm is wrought from want
of thought than want of heart." The
people who cheered Mr. Layard in the
House of Commons, and who supposed
that in patting the Southerners on the
back they were backing friends, proba
bly did not know any better. But the
harm they did is patent, and their sell
sufficiency was equally so. We told
them at the time that the burning of
stately American ships, such as the Ja
cob Bel! a s!i:p wi.li a cargo wurth a
quarter of a mllli ju hie. ling as if they
were so many tar-larrels, would not be
liked by our um-ins, um-.I the answer
was in eTect, "It did not matter." We
toM them in plain terms that the ex
ploits of the Alabama and Shenandoah
would have to I.f paid for, and the an
swer v.-;;s a loud guffaw. We asked
thiMii to p":aee themselves in the posi
tion of the- people of the Free States,
and to put the question to themselves
how they womM have liked to s?e a
professedly friend'.y country become
the naval base from which dangerous
rebels sallied out in piratical shins to
scour the seas, and the reply w;is that
it wiu "un-English" thus to rellect on
the doings of Englishmen. We stated
our unshaken belief that "the Free
otaes must inevitally triumph in the
end; and again we were saluted with
the scoff of the scoffers, and with the
laugh of derision. It did not seem to
occur to the thoughtless ones that there
was a right and a wrong to the ques
tion, or that there w:n an English and
an anti-English party struggling for
the mastery, or that the longer the war
lasted the higher would be the import
duties, and the more unfriendly the
motive in fixing the duties to be levied
on the imports from Britain. They
did not seem to have the power to rea
lize in their minds how they would
have felt had thsy been Americans
.Americans long twitted with slavery,
reproached with slavery, subjected to
scathing ridicule on the score of "the
stripes and scars" symbolized on their
vaunted fiag of freedom Americans
daily rallied, bantered, stung on the
subject of slavery Americans scorn
fully told to stand up like men, and
make an end of the system and all
thi3 by emancipationist England, whose
platform, whose press, and whose pul
pit had united in trying to shame the
New World out of slavery for more
than forty years. But at this distance
they may be better able conceive of the
surprise and pain with which the Ab
olitionist of the Frea States regarded
the, abrupt change of front on the part
of thousands of (heir professed friends
in this country. ; Making no war, they
were charged with bloodthirstiness;
standing on their defense, they were
called "Goths and Vandals"; recogniz
ing the sorrowful necessity for protect
ing their national existence, they were
hooted at in certain journals of ours
as "bullies" and "barbarian destroyers";
subscribing in the crisis of the agony
of their own great trouble princely
sums for the relief of our poor, they
had the mortification to hear of the
burning of one of their food "ships on
her return, and of the like destruction
of the finest liner in their merchant
navy a superb Indian trader belong
ing to the leading subscriber to our
cotton famine fund, and called after
him the J acob Bell. Exhorted to re
sist the South when the South was not
attacking, and abused for resisting
when the South was marching upon
the capital : cheered on to the conflct,
and then abandoned in the battle, the
Emersous, Lowells and Su timers would
have been more or less than human
had they not deeply felt the conduct
of the so-called liberals of ours, who
uatdlgned their motives, exaggerated
their reverses, depreciated their suc
cesses, gloated over their disasters, and
by every perversion of past history
and contemporary fact, labored to in
duce the whole nation to cast its sym
pathies on the side of a most wicked
and unprovoked rebellion waged, in
the interest of human slavery by slave
Here, there stands the fact that two
mistakes have been made. The first
was the American one with its glori
fication of Irish fugitives from justice,
its bombardment of Greytown, its seiz
ure of San Juan, its bluster owr the
affairs of the slave ship Creole, its af
fronts to our preventive squadron, its
encroachments on Canadian rights, its
boundary brawls, and its incendiary
platform pyrotechnics of the sort pro
duced by Geu. Cass, Gov. Wise of Vir
ginia, and their kindred fire-eaters
men who, without meaning war, talk
ed none the less stoutly for "war with
England." The second mistake was
the English one, which arose with
strange inaptness, just at the time
when the anti-English set of Ameri
can politicians had been out-voted and
removed from office the tima when
John Bull, in haste to relieve his oent
up feelings, and not quite understand
ing what he was doing, cuffed his
friends aud cheered his foes.
Both countries have been in Uie
wrong. Why should they not say so
and shake hands? It is not gracious,
even if it were correct, to pretend that
the war was not about slavery. The
Southerners say that it was for slavery,
and they repeat the declaration in each
of their ordinances of secession and
they should know best what was the
cause of their quarrel. Had there been
no slavery there had been no war. So
wildly were they bent on justifying
the saying of John Quincy Adani3,
"Slavery taints the very sources of
moral principles," that they became en
thusiasts for slavery, wrote of it, andj
preached it up as an institution to be
"loved," "worshiped," "adored," a bless
ing "to be extended and perpetuated
over by the whole earth us a meaiu of
liUtnan reformation second only in dig
nity and importance to the Christian
religion." Such was the language held
in llichtnond on the eve of the slave
owners revolt. Such was the frenzy
which proved that the thing termed
by Adams "the sura of all villainies"
'ia l "tainted ta-i very source of moral
principles." Fenea as the friends of
the South may, there remains the grand,
impregnable fact that slavery is no
more, that Liberia and Ilayti are rec
ognized, that slave traders tire now
tried and punished as pirates by ihe
United States, that our preventive
squadron is aided and not defied, that
filibustering to secure more territory
for the "institution" is unknown, and
tnat the men who took the sword to
defend their nation against the insur
gent slave-owners did not put down
the sword until they had once for all
annihilated the svstem.
How a Woman Splits Wood.
Johnson was notified by his better
half, the other day, that the wood pile
h;d been reduced to one chunK, but he
caught the panic down town and fail
ed to send up a replenishing load. Just
before noon, Mrs. Johnson hunted up
the axe and went for the lone chunk.
She knew thai, a woman could split
wood its well as a man, she had read
and heard about woman's awkward
ness, but she knew 'twas all nonsense.
She spit on her hands and raised the
ax over her shoulder, right hand low
est down on the handle. She made a
terrible blow, the ax went into the
ground and she fell over the chunk.
She got up and looked around to see if
anybody was watching; rubbed her el
bows, and then took up the ax the oth
She meant to strike plump center,
but she forgot the clothes line above
her head, and the ax caught it, jerked
up and down and Mrs. Johnson went
over the ash heap. She rose up with
less confidence in her eye and the boys
in the alley heard some one softly say,
Darn it to Texas," but of course it
was not Mrs. Johnson. She might
have moved the stick a little, but she
didn't. -She went aud got a chair, pjid
stood upon it to take down the line,
then she coiled it up and hung it in
the shed and came back and surveyed
the chunk, turned it over and walked
The line was to blame, and now there
was nothing to interfere. She got the
ax, raised it once or twice, and finally
gave an awful blow.. It chipped off a
sliver and was buried in the ground,
and the knob on the handle knocked
the breath out of her. She gasped and
coughed, and jumped up and down, and
the boys heard some one say, "if I had
that man hero I'd mop the ground with
hi in, I would."
After awhile she grew calmer, pick
ed up the ax to see if she had injured
it. She hadn't, and she smoothed down
the handle, spit on the edge, and finally
went in and got a rind and greased it,
suddedly remembering that no ax .was
worth a cent without greasing. By
and by sho was ready. She sat the
chunk on end, put a stone behind it,
and then surveyed it from all sides.
She had it now just where she wanted
it. the looked all around to see if any
of the meddling neighbors were look
ing, and then she raised the ax. She
would hit the stick in the center and
lay it open at one blow. She put out
one foot, drew ajotig breath, and then
brought down the ax with "Ilel" just
as she had seen Johnson do. The ax
went off the handle, the handle hit the
stick, and so did Mrs. Johnson. She saw
foity thousand stars to the square foot,
her nose was "barbed," aud several
teeth were loosened until they seemed
half an inch too long.
When she rose up she determined to
butcher Johnson the moment he appear
ed. Then she concluded she would not
kill him at once, but torture him to
death and be two days about it. After
getting into the house and putting a
sticking plaster on her knee, and some
lard on her elbow, she conefuded only
to wound Johnson in the shoulder with
a butcher knife.
After pinning up the tear in her
dress, and getting a piece of court-plaster
for her nose, she went and borrow
ed some wood, and hearing, while on
her way home, that Mrs. Prindle sus
pected that Miss Spindle was going to
wear her last year's cloak thiough
another winter, the good woman cou
cluded to let Johnson off entirely, and
tell him she hurt her nose falling down
CANADA BILL'S FUNERAL.
The Career of a Western Train Gambler
Who Won 31oney by Thousands.
From the Reading Eagle.
"Canada Bill" died of consump ion
iu the County Hospital. His funeral
was probably the strangest ever seen
in the Charles Evans Cemetary, for
there were neither tears nor women
nor minister about the grave that now
holds the remains of a man who died
penniless in a strange land, but had
the name one time of having .won near
ly half a million dollars at three-card
His body was brought to the under
taker's room in "this city, and thence
taken to the cemetery, where a dozen
or more representatives of the sport
ing fraternity ol Beading had congre
gated about the grave to do the last
honors for the. "old sport" who had
wou money oa nearly every railroad
iu the United states east of the Rocky
After the hearse approached the
grave and the walnut coffin had been
taken out and placed on a bier the ques
tion was asked whether the remains
were in it. The undertaker guessed
they were still there. "Unscrew the
lid," the master of ceremonies ordered.
"Bill was in many a tight boxTand he
worked himself out somehow or other,
and it's no dead sure thing that he ain't
got out on tli3 trip to the cemetery."
While they were taking off the lid it
was noticed that the screws were not
solid silver. One of the mourners re
marked that Bill's game had not been
one of the squarest, but he guessed
there were tricks in all trades as well
as the maaie players." The corpse wa3
found in the coffin. The men had
made arrangements with one of their
acquaintances to read a prayer or a
short burial service at the grave, but
he came not. The wind was raw and
chilly, and after the lid had been again
screwed on orders were given that the
internment should be inade.
Canada Bill's proper name was Wil
liam Jones. He was an English gypsy,
and came to this country seventeen
years ago. He was a hors8 trader, and
finally began to play at three-card mon
te. He drifted into Kingstown, Cana
da, where he got the name of Cana
da Bill. He operated all over theXorth
during the war, and after the warelo3
ed he was on the Red River and on the
Mississippi. He was always dressed
in a very slouchy manner, and cared
nothing for good clothes or jewelry of
any kind. He won thousands of dol
lar on the Mississippi, in the disguise
of a planter. At one time he had a
livery stable, and kept 209 negroes at
workclearingswatnpland at the mouth
of the Red Rives. Subsequently he
operated at monte on the Kansas Pa
cific and Union Pacific Railroads run
ning out from Kansas City and Oma
ha. He became infamously known all
over the country. All the tricks and
new points in "monte" were invented
by "Canada Bill." He always traveled
as a countryman. He is said to have
won thousands of dollars on the trains,
and as soon as he won it he lost it at
playing faro. His friends say that in
Chicago alone, in 174, he won $73,000
in three months, and yet he died penni
less, and had to be buried at the ex
pense of an old friend. He was about
40 years of age.
Brief and to the point was a letter
received by Hon. 'J. B. McDowell, of
the U. S. land office, from Hamilton
county, yesterday. The man in want
of information asks: "Please tell me
whether a man's homestead reverts to
the government, if he dies ? If it does,
I want to take Mr. 's homestead ;
he died last night. Enclosed find 63."
Oh give U3 back Xast! We prefer
malignant cartoons to idiotic ones.
Amen! Springfield Republican.
And so say a thousand papers and
twenty thousand people. The original
article i wanted Dot the imitation.
But Xast never agreed with the edi
torial page. Must we not "consist" in
these pjiilou3 times?
ANOTHER STATESMAN GONE.
Indianapolis, Nov. 1.
Senator Morton died at 5:30, p. m
The frequent bulletins of to-day ren
der it unnecessary to recount his suf
ferings and the measures employed to
alleviate tliein. About noon Mrs. Mor
ton and her sons, by her request, was
left alone with the Senator for about
an hour. What passed betwen them is
not for us to inquire. Before 3 o'clock
it became evideut that he had entered
upon his hist hour on earth. He had
rested the greater portion of the day in
a half sitting position. As ho began
to grow weaker the supporting pillows
were withdrawn, so that he could lay
prone upon the bed. Deep silence now
pervaded the room and remained un
broken, except by an occasional ques
tion to the dying man. Once, when
the Senator exclaimed "I am dying,"
his sister, Mrs. Hollo wav. inuuired
"You are not afraid to die, Oliver?"
he answered no, by shaking his head.
Soon after, a similar exclamation, ques
tion and answer, passed between hlin
and Dr. Thompson. At 10 miuutea
past 5 o'clock he exclaimed, " I am dy
ing; I am worn out," and these wero
his last words.
From this on it was difficult to dis
cover that life remained. Ou the doc
tor's announcement, "he is going," the
i:aze of his wife and sons became tir
ed on the face of the husband aud fath
er with now and the a piteous look of
iuquiry towards the doctor until his
further announcement, " it is over."
The widow clasped her sons to her, ex
claiming quietly but iu tones never to
be forgotten, "My darling boys." The
friends withdrew, leaving them alone
with the dead. ALer a while they were
tenderly led from the room.
THE NEWS AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, November 1. The desk
of Senator Morton was marked by a
bouquet of nlaiu white flowers placed
thereon by some friend. The chaplain
in opening prayer, alluded to Ids illness.
The Senate committee on privileges
and elections met and immediately ad
journed on account of a member re
ceiving a telegram concerning tho
death of Senator Morton.
Washington, November 1. Intelli
gence of the death of Senator Morton,
received here to-night, produces pro
found sorrow. On the announcement
of his death to the Senate to-morrow,
a committeo will be appointed to attend
the funeral at Indianapolis, in conjunc
tion with a similar committeo on tho
part of the house.
The Senate committee on privileges
and elections met to-day and immedi
ately adjourned, a false reiiort being
received of the death of Morton.
At 9:30, p. m., Prof. Widdows, of tho
Metropolitan church chimes, played tho
"Dead March in Saul," and other dirg
es, and tolled minute bells for one hour
in memory of the illustrious dead.
Ilnslnefs is business
A reporter on the local edition of
the Danbury News went to the young:
lady he is ketqiiug company with, Sun
day night. She met him at the door
with a colorless face:
"Oh, Tern!" she cried in an agitated
voice, "we have had such a scare! Ma
wa3 coming down stairs and she caught
her foot in the carpet and went the
whole length "
"Hold on!" shouted the excited youth
diving neivously into his hip pocket
for his note book, while he whf nnuii
,y t ,
out a pencil from another recess.
"Now go on, go Matilda! go on, but bo
calm! for heaven's sake, be calml Did
it kill her?"
'Break her back ? Crush her skull ?
Be calm, be calm! For the sake of sci
ence, be calm!"
"Why, Tom," gasped the girl, fright
ened by his impetuosity, "it wasn't st J
rious. It wa3 "
"Wasn't serious?" he gasped in turn,
"Do you mean to say that she didn't
break anything after ali that fuss?"
"Why certainly not. She never hurt
"Well," ejaculated the young man.
with an expression of disgust on hi:
face, its he sadly restored the book and
pencil to their places, 'that's all a wo
man knows about business." .
Mrs. Stiles had patched the base of
Stiles' grey trousers with seal brown
foulard. And Stiles, gazing ruefully
at the glaring reinforcement, said that
this custom of making such contrast
ing patches was " more honored in the
breeches than " but Mrs. Stiles said
that if couldn't refrain from using
such language before herself and the
children, he had better go down to th
office and tell stories with the men Lc
associated with. Ilawk-Eye.
"Down here we take life easy," i3 tlm
pleasant way in which a Texan editor
opens up a leader. And in corroboration
of his statement appears in the next
column an article headed: "Three men
killed at a camp meeting.
. Bulldozing Uahber "Have your
hair cut to-day. sir?" Customer "N
sir." J3. B. (while fumbling amoa
the lock3-"Very long, very straggling,
sir; comes clear lown to your coat col
lar." C "All right; I'll have the col
lar raoved dbwu.' . -
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