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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2$, 1S77.
J NUMBER 3G.
Extra cr-pl'- of the IIfrai.d lor stle by J. h.
1 ouug. Postoffliw mws depot, and O. F. JoliU
son.coruerot Maiu and Fifth Street.
OF PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,
TOOTLE, If AAV A A CLA RK
T HS FITZGERALD...
K. G. IlOVEY
A. W. MrUl'OHLiy.
This R:ink is now own for business at their
new room, eorner Main :uul Sixth .streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Government end Local
r.OlC.HT AM SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest Allott
ed on Time Certificates.
Available in anv part of the Tufted States and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
AKKXTS l-'OIt THE
Inman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bring oat their friends from
1-L ltCHASK TICKETS FROM US
Through to rint titniou th.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
JIuin Street, nnpimit Saundt-r House.
SSi-.ttin? al Shampooing.
IM-KCfAL ATTHNTION :1VKN TO
1 t:Hi!sr Clil!lrrn'jiinti Iatlles'
:a:.i. ax j sni: nooxi:, gents,
A:iJ ret a boone in a
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St.. east of First Nat. Uank.)
riATrrsTtioiTii, - - - .cn
IY II A K 13 SCI'I'MRO WITH Til K
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
BEER, ETC., ETC. 40yl
A S R
M&c&ine Shops l
:;?-airer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw ami Grist MilU
; Af4 AM) STEAM FITTl-stiS.
Vron 'ht Iron lipe. Force nnd Lift 11)es.Ste.iin
(iaiis'es. Safelv-Valve Oovernnrs. and ail
kimbof Prass Engine Fittings,
repaired ou short notice.
;;:iircd o: Short Notice. 4yl
"YO UNG !"
aliray be fonnd at Halt's Old
Stand, ready to sell the best Meats.
yoV.Mi buys frc.h fat cattle, sheep, hop. Ac.
;,!ppi from the fanners every day, and his
a!s are pool.
f.AMF. FISH. AyD FOWL, IX SCASOX
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Door Fa?t of the Post-oaice, riattsmouth,
... : o :
rrertical Workers io
SHEET IltOX, ZIXC, TIX, BRA
ZIERY,dciS. Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR COOKING?
Always on Hand.
rietv of Tin. Sheet Iron,
.Work, kept lo mock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
sv-EVFMYTIl IXa WAIIKA XT ED ! .'-ff 3
U TO TiltS
CIIAI.UA A NPRAlil'K,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery. Office in Fitzger
19yl PLATTSMOUTH. NEB.
1- II. 1VIIKKI.KK A CO.
LAW OFFICE. Iteal Ejttate. Fire and Life In
surance Ateuts. Platt.sinouth. Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payer. Have a complete abstract
of title. Buy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans, dc. I5yl
II. L.. LYXCII.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Offlce in Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmouth, Nel.
JAMKS K. IOItItIOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice In Cass
and adjoining Counties ; gives special attention
to collectioni and abstracts of title. Offlce with
Oeo. S. Smith, Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmouth,
Ur.O. H. HMITII.
A1TORNKY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. (Special attention jtiven to Collections
anil all matters aflectinir the title to real estate.
Ollice on nd floor, over Post Ollice. riattsmouth,
Nebraska. 40 i.
JOII.X W IIAIXKH
.ri'STICE OF THE PEACE, ami collector of
debts, collections maile from one dollar to ov.e
thousand do'lars. Mortaes. Deeds, and oth
er instrument drawn, and all county business
usuallv transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
Best of reference piven if required.
Offlce on Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
D. U. WHEERE, E. D. STONE.
WHEELER & t TONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Plat turnout h 3ebraka
II It MVIXtiHTOX,
niYSICIAX & SURCEON. tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Cass county
Kesniencp soutlieast corner hixtn and UaK sts.
Ollice on Main street, two doors west of Sixth
IK. ii. II. II LACK.
attends to calls in the country as well as city,
Oflice at .1. H. Buttery's drux store. Chronlcdis-
eases made a specialty, ltheumatism cured.
DR. J. M. WATEKJIAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
LtouUville, Com Co., Xtb.
HAlways at the olBce on Saturdays. 40yl
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
Rest's Milwaukee Beer.
which can be had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
rriXFlS, LIQUOIIS. AXO CIGARS.
.iinti V.A. ItoNrnbaum.
LEXHOFF d- BOXNS,
MorJiini; Rcw Saloon !
One door east of the Saunders House. We
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
"3m3 Constantly on Hand.
I.Or.rKICK n4 FAST-SELLlXtJ
ARE MOST COMPLETELY RKI'RESEKTED INOl"R
MlAMt COMIIIXATIOX 1'RHN-
PEPTI" bv sample pazes, bindinirs, illustration-,
etc. They are popular w.irks of every
kind, and ure urcei for I'anvas-crs. All act
ually wit-hinp emi'l'iimrnt. and n iilUcr, address
'JOltlS SCA M .M ELL & C .. ST. IOUIS, Mo.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Dealer In
iJ0 ZdJjA. I2S9
ETC:, ETC ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
The only place in town where "Turley's pat
ent self adjustable horse collars are sold."
SALE, FEED dr LIVERY STABLE.
On Main utreet nearly opposite the Court
Houe, Plattsmouth, Neb.
HorsES foR Sale.
The buying and selling of good horses made
the specialty of the business.
New Horses & Carriages,
and gentle horses, for Ladies to drive are kept
at this Stable.
Alo a carry all, which runs to the depot, and
will carry passengers from any place iu town ou
FARMERS CALL AND E J AMINE
M Y STOCK FOR SALE.
8yl E. PARMELE.
CM X. L si T
Feed and Sale Stables.
Corner 6th and Pearl Sts.
HORSES HOARDED BY THIS
DAY, WEEK, OR UIO.VTII.
i 1 lL.YJfr.ilS.
mil i nrn
For Fair Commission.
TEAMS AT ALL II0UUS.
Pai.icular attention paid to
Driving and Training
At.se A hoarse furnished when called for.
INVENTIONS & PATENTS.
T. C. WOODWARD,
Attorney ana Counsellor at Law.
1003 8th St,, N. W.. (I . O. Lock Box 171).
Washington . D. V.
Late F.ramlner-in-Chkf United States Tatent
Offloe : Member of the Bar Supreme
Court of the United Stat.
Patent Law Practice in the Patent Of
fice and the Courts a Specialty.
rat?t8 obtaixfd ix tftk x'nitfd states.
Vxapk. England. Francf.. Gkrmanv,
Jti ssiA, Br.LcirM. Italy. &
Referfxcks Hon. W. B. Allison. U S. Sen
ator t tioy, (L J. Kirkwood. U. S. Senator ;
Judge Win, l,ei'2hrldge. Ex-M. C : Justice
Sam'i MHI?fkC. H. Supreme Court ; Hon. Ja.
Dilion, V, , t ircult Cosrt j Jurtce R. U B.
Clarke, Chbifwati Appeal Board. Patent Offlce ;
Col, T. M. Vail. Sup. Railway Mall Service :
Geo. J. M, Hedrick, Ex-Sun'r. Inter. Rev.;
Judge E. 8. Sampson. O. C. : Hon. Oeo. W. Me
Crary, Secretary el War ; Cel. I D. InsrersoU,
saj a Boston physician, has no equal as a blood
purifier. Hearing of its many wonderful cures
after all other remedies had failed, I visited the
Laboratory, and convinced myself of it genu
ine merit. It is prepared from barks. roots, and
nerns. eacn ot wiiicn is mgniy enecuve, ana
they are compounded in such a maimer as to
produce astonishing results."
If the great Blood Purifier.
Will cure the worst case of Scrofula,
Is recommended by physicians and apothecaries
Has effected some marvelous cures in cases of
Cure the worst cases of Canker.
Meets with wonderful success in Mercurial dis
lit Rheum from
Will eradicate Salt Rheum from the system.
Removes Pimples and Humors from the face.
ion and regulat
Cures Constipation and regulates the bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Headache.
nedy for Heada
Will cure Dyspepsia,
Restores the entire syfteiu to a healthy condi
Removes the causes of Dizziness.
Relieves Faintness at the Stomach.
Cures Pains in the Back
Effectually ciues Kidney Complaint.
Is effective in its cure of Female Weaknen.
Is the great remedy tor General Debility.
Is acknowledged by ail classes of people to be
tne nest and most roiiubiewe uioou puriner
In the world.
II. R. STKTTAS, Iloslon, 3Iass.
Yegelinc is Sold by all BniMists.
rLATTSMO UTH, NEB.
C.HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn 31eal, & Feed
A!wavs on hand and for sale at lowest cash
ices. The hishest prices p:ud for .V heat and
oin. rarticuiar attention given custom worn.
J.S.GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Every attention paid to guests. 43m3
Plattsmouth, .... - Neb.
J. J. I Mil OFF, --- Proprietor.
The best known
own and most popular landlord
Always stop at the Commercial.
In the State
Largest antl finest Hotel be-
(ween C'hicaoand San
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
A (ireat Itedurtion in Prices of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 30 per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1577. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
91 Smithfleld St., Pittsburgh, Ta. lfyl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Mai fctreet. Corner of Fifth,
LATTSMOUTJI, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STRE1GHT & 31ILLEIL
and all kiuds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. G.
on Lower Main Street.
STISEIOHT f- MILLER.
We publish by request the following
funeral sermon in memory of
AUGUSTUS M. REED,
who died at his residence near Weep
ing Water. Aug. 12th, 1877. aged 64
years. The sermon was preached the
following Sabbath at the Congregation
al Church in Weeping Water, by the
Pastor, Rev. J. B. Chaae.
"IT IS WELL."
II KINGS 4TH CHAP. 23 VERSE. .
On this day of sorrow I am glad that
I can come- to you with words of good
cheer and comfort spoken at first by
one whose grief had no power to shake
her firm trust in God. so they are to
day to us the words of one who leaned
on God, who trusted in Jesus Christ
His only Son. Our brother who has
passed away could well sing in spirit
and with tha understanding as another
weary, burdened one sang before him
Amid the shadows and the fears
That overcloud this home of tearc ;
Amid my poverty and sin.
The tempest and the war within.
I cast my soul on The
Mighty to save e'en me.
Jesus. Thou Son of God.
Though I drift across a sunless sea,
Cold, heavy mist encircling me ;
Though I toil along life's broken road.
With snares around and foes abroad ;
Though mine is a day of fear and strife.
With a needy soul, and a needy life ;
Yet iu my perilous pilgrimage
I cast my soul on Thee,
Mighty to save e'en me,
Jesus, Thou Son of God.
Ou Thee I rest. Thy love and grace
Are my sole rock and resting place ;
In thee, my thirst and hunger sore,
Lord, let me quench forevermore.
Tis earth, not heaven ; 'tis night ; not noon
Tne sorrowless is coming soon ;
But till the morn of life anpears.
Which ends the travail and the tears,
I cast my soul on Thee,
Mighty to eave e'en me.
Jesus. Thou Son of God.
"IT IS WELL."
These words are to us to-day fraught
with special interest. They are not
words of my selection. They come to
us, not :is so many times comes the
text for a funeral discourse, from some
calm, unimpassioned soul, full of kind
Christian sympathy, to be sure, vet one
that feels not, nor, under the circum
stances, indeed, can feel the utter des
olation of the bereavement of which
mention must be made.
Death comes always suddenly, and
with it a weird, oppressive solemnity,
that burdens the soul beyond the pow
er of words to express. The finite stands
upon the shores of the Infinite, and the
far searching gaze recoil3 answerless,
Or just as when the swift coursing
bullet, on its errand of destruction.
comes crashing through bone and sin
ew and muscle, the swift blow paraly
zes all nervous power, and the first sen
sation is curious, bewildered wonder
ment instead of pain, only by and by
to give place to anguish that is anguish
indeed ; so when the hock of bereave
ment comes, when with the last depart
ing sigh, in place of tha friend we lov
ed, thete is only left a lump of corrupt
ing clay, the heart strings, those cords
of affection that bound our hearts to
the lost one. sever with a convulsive
throe, and the dull throbbing brain, the
aching heart, as in a dream receives
the sympathy of friends. The prayer
is said, the slow-moving train creeps
slowly toward the burial, the Pastor's
words fall strange and unnatural upon
the ear, and the tendere3t sympathy
seems cold and dead ; the plainest rea
soning, the most vivid picturings of
Faith, seem oh! how visionary, and
shadowy and far away. Not such as
these should be the words I speak to
you to-day. Nor are these the words
of an unfeeling stoicism. The heart
of man is naturally independent. God
made him to rule in the world. In his
hands were put the keys to unlock the
treasure houses of Nature. He may
control the lever that shall bring obe
dient to his will the mightiest forces
known to earth. In the calm dignity
of his unflinching eye lies a power that
makes the most ferocio is beast shrink
and tremble and creep away abashed
subdued withont a word or blow from
the presence of his King.
This consciousness of the heritage of
power leads man ofttimes to forg?t
that he is an earthling, and makes him
affect to despise whatsoever s ivors of
weakness or timidity. The wjrld ov3r.
the average man would rather bs alli
ed a villain than a coward. Tim pri la
of character often lea Is men to s;'t
their faces as a flint against all tokens
of their own mortality, agiinst the
pains and sorrows and disappointments
of life, and they seek to crucify as
weak and unmanly the very fountains
of feeling, sympathy and affection from
which arise their susceptibility to pain.
They have become calloused over at
the very sources of sympathy. They
have read aad admired the sf ory of th
old Athenian Philosopher. In glad
some attire he was offering sacrifice in
a temple of the Gods, when a messen
ger in breathless haste announced the
death of his only son in manhood's early
bloom. The Philosopher removed not
the garland from hi3 brow stayed not
his hand from the sacrifice He calmly
answered "J knew that I had begotten
a mortal" and suffered thenceforth no
look or word or deed to betray a sense
of loss. So many would be glad to ac
cept the inevitable; and, counting fault
finding as a token of weak ness, com
mend all the dealings of Providence;
and. swallowing each bit'er draught
with smiling countenance, praise its
The more thoroughly man are edu
cated; that i3, the more thoroughly
their minds are disciplined to really
rule over the circumstances and a?ci
dents of life, the more we find this ten
dency developed. This without doubt
is the reason why so many of our great
scientists, so many of the leading
minds of all professions and avocations
scoff at religion and affect to deride the
weakness of believers. Their pompous
statements and grandiloquent expres
sions which seem so lordly, and really
move so many of the gaping, worship
ping crowd, are but the tokens of their
pride, or real lack of sense or feeling.
Not irom any such source as this comes
the sentiment I bring ou to-day.
Nor are these the words of ignorant
rashness or of untried faith. There is
a boldness that comes from ignorance.
There is a repose that comes from cre
dulity. The child i:i its prattling glee
may bear through deadly perils a seren
ity that stalwart manhood could not so
much as feign; but it is because child
hood has not the skill to sense the dan
ger which, known, would paralyze the
Dowers and benumb the faculties
childhood is ever more sanguine and
trusting than age aud a roseate hue
tinges all thing. But the words of in
experience can never endure the buffet
ing and disappointment of life They
must give way, in actual fact they do
give way before the more clearly drawn
though less desirable teachings of ex
perience. The words I bring you to-day come
rather as the solemn conviction of a
long patient suffering life, that has felt
much, endured much that has needed
much strength, that has been for itself
to the fountain of life and found grace
and strength for every time of need
a soul that has stood face to face with
death that has tasted the pleasures
that life can give, has felt their utter
powerlessness to give satisfaction
that has turned with inexpressible
comfort to God the loving Father, and
found in him the true panacea for the
soul. These words come from a soul
that has so contemplated the life to
come, so in tins lire aioeic in tne me io
come: by faitn making tacts out ot
promises, realities out of the dim, shad
owy future, so that heaven seemed al
most if not quite as present and real as
life in the flesh that could speak of
life, death, eternity, and say with a
clear voice and unterrified heart:
We echo hac:t the words again ;
They smite us with co grief nor pain.
We journey not towards the night.
Rut to the breaking of the light.
Our life is no poor cisterned store
That lavhdi years are draining low.
Rut living stream, that welling o'er
Fresh from the living fountains flow.
Such a life as this, such a soul as this
sends back to us to-day a clear, ringing
testimon3 from the very confines of
the tomb, and the words declare "It is
Our friend and brother Atgustus
i. Reed, whose entrance into the no-
bier life we to-day commemorate, dur
ing his illness reached his 64th birth
day. He was born therefore in 1813.
lis native State was Connecticut. He
sprang from that hardy stock that bat
tled with New England's frosts and
wrung a scanty subsistence from her
strong soils. A stock whose keen per
ception and stubborn perseverance,
were only equaled by their unshaken,
unswerving faith in God.
When our friend was 7 years old his
parents removed to the State of Ohio
and the Ohio of 182a could scarcely be
recoguized as the Ohio of to-day The
country was a wilderness, wilder, more
full of toil and danger than anything
our experience has ever known. He
remained in Ohio about 23 years, re
moving to Washington Co., Iowa, in
1848 thence he removed to Tabor in
the western part of the State in 1858
to Weeping Water in 1871. ;
It may be seen then that there has
been in his life little place for luxury
or pampered ease. His dwelling place
h;is been the frontier, he has shared its
self denials, andits hardships. About
twenty-five years ago, he met with a
severe fall in a building which was in
process of erection. Confined to his
bed at the time several weeks he never
recovered from its effects. The contu
sion so affected his lungs that from
that day till his decease he was never a
well man, and a large portion of the
time he was a great sufferer.
From his early childhood he was in
structed in the doctrines of the Chris
tian faith and very early in life he
adopted them as the rule to govern his
conduct. He was peculiarly a consci
entious man, doing at whatsoever cost
to himself whatever his duty toward
his m ister required. As we might ex
pect from one" who would tolerate in
himself no known disobedience, he was
also stern in rebuking wrong in others
compromise with wrong was especi
ally odious to him.' and he stood out
for the full and exiot measure of obe
dience and justice. He was one of the
early abolitionists, fearless and out
spoken and ou the cause of temper
ance his voice gave no uncertain sound.
Such a man can never live in con
tentment and peace with the world, rig
orous and exacting in his demands up
on himself, he is likely tabe equally so
with others, and as years advance to
gather positiveness, and even sharpness
of speech towards those who tolerate
what h. condemns, or heaitat. about
doing; what seems plainly a duty es-
pecially was this the case in ojt broth- j
er's judgment of public men It is said
in illustration that his dissatisfaction
with President Lincoln amounted to
almost positive dislike on account of
what he thought his unreasonable slow
ness for politic reasons in issuing the
Emancipation proclamation. A man
of this temperament cannot be a man
of easy and marked socialty ; our broth
er was not. Too stern to attract the
sympathy of the passing crowd, he es
tranged many by his stem rebukes and
uncompromising adherence to the right.
This made his circle of friends compar
atively narrow but the friends he had,
loved him thoroughly and honored his
uprightness in proportion as they knew
him well. This is the man who has
chosen for us to-day these words:
"it is well 1"
Throughout his painful and piotract
ed sickness he would repeat them again
and again-and though through the fou
months he kept his chair, unable to
walk about or even to lie down, it seem
ed sometimes although li is exhausted
nerves must give way, still with the
first moment of relaxation he would
condemn his own fretfulness and come
back to his accustomed patience.
From this suffering man comes the
words "It is well!" what is well?
are pain and anguish well ? Is it well
for the weary days to follow on after
the still more weary nights, and week
to follow week, when death would on
ly seem deliverance? Yes. It is well
if this be God's dealing wit h man. But
cries out the throbbing brain "why this
need of agony ?" "Can you tell why
God might not at once give deliver
ance?" No, we cannot often tell why
God does this or that; but his promise
is that what we know not now we
shall know hereafter. He is our Fath
er full of infinite love. Earthly par
ents love not their children as he loves
us. We are sure of this that he does
not, will not add one pang needless to
This life is for our education, God is
training us to be the children of a King,
even the King of Kings. We must ex
pect a corresponding training. God
leads us through the fiery furnace. Yes,
and He does so intentionally. But, if
we are only true to Him, we shall come
forth like the three Hebrew youths of
old, without. so much as the smell of
fire upon our raiments; and like theirs.
our trial shall redound to our own hon
or and glory as well as to the master's
all we need to ensure us the victory
is patience and trusting obedience.
God comes and lays my heart all heated
Ou the hare anvil minded so
Into His own fair shape to bfat it.
With his great hammer blow ou blow :
Aud yet I whisper "As God Will !"
And at his heaviest blows stand still.
He takes my softened heart and beats it :
The sparks fly off at every blow.
He turns it o'er and o'er and heals it
And lets it cool and makes it glow,
And yet I whisper "As God will !"
And iu His mighty.hand hold still.
He kindles for my profit purely
Afflictions ulowing. flery brand.
And all his heaviest blows are surely
Inflicted by a master-hand.
So I say, praying -As God will !"
And hope in Him, and suffer still.
And then we are sure
Himself hath done it all Oh ! how those words
Should hnsh to silence every murmuring thought
nimself hath done it ! He who loves me best.
He who my soul with his own blood has bought.
Himself hath done it ! Can it then be aught
Than full of wisdom, full of teuderest love?
Not one unneeded sorrow will he send
To teach this wandering heart to rove no mure,
Himself hath done it ! Then I fain would say,
Thy will in all things evermore be done.
And when in his eternal presence blest.
I at His feet my crown immortal cast,
I'll gladly own with all his ransomed saints.
Iiimielf hath done it all from first to last.
How such thoughts as these should
teach us patience to bear our share of
the burdens of life. Our time is brief,
perhaps briefer than we think. Our
crown is on high; for in this race more
than one may win the prize. Whoso
ever will may partake of the conflict,
and every soul that holds out steadfast
unto the end shall be saved. Our Sav
ior is even now looking down upon us,
and his strength is here even at our
hand, why should, why need we fail?
To you, dear friends, who are left in
your mingled sorrow and joy who,
while yet lonely, cannot forbear to sing
the songs of victory for the redeemed
one, who has fought the good fight and
finished his course, and through much
suffering attained his crown to you I
would offer words at once of sympathy
and congratulation. The husband,
the brgther, the father, the true
friend has only gone home to his
home, to your's you are journeying on
the road thither. He is only a little in
advance of you, as the Savior said re
specting hinuelf, so may we also say
respecting our brother. If ye love him
ye will rejoice for him. He has gone
to his Father, and his Father is greater
than he. As you miss his presence
therefore, and your hearts sorrow over
your own loss, let your hearts rejoice
and be glad for him and may the
tiKMiiO! ies of his upright, manly, chris
tian character so bring forth fruits in
your own lives, that you be found one
day an unbroken family in the King
dom of God, praising Him and saying
as we say to-day
"IT IS WELL."
As free as the firmament embraces
the world, so mercy must encircle
friend and foe. The sun pours forth
impartially his beams th rough all the
regions of infinity; heaven bestows
the dew equally on every thirsty plant,
reServ; but in the heart's recesses
Regularity of Features.
We were walking down street the
other day with friend W , and as
we passed one of the saloons, we heard
a low chuckle proceeding from an open
door; and looking around we saw sev'
eral faces peering into the street, and
then heard these words, which explain
ed the cause of the lauchter: "That
fellow has got a nose like an elephant's
trunk " It was poor W to whom they
naa reterence, aud this heartless re
mark fell upon him with severe force.
Who can tell the disquiet which this
unkindness left in his soul? Since that
hour, he always appears to us to be un
comfortable, as though he would like
to draw in his head if by that means
h could only hide his nose. W is a
noble young man, one who has a great,
generous heart, and morals of high or
der. We are sorry, therefore, to find
that there are persons so mean as to
make him unhappy and seclusive, by
their laughter and ridicule. It is too
often forgotten that a man, with any
deformity of person is apt to be very
sensitive. And ought not every one
to respect the feelings of his brother?
We wonder whether that person, if
he be in the habit of laughing at the
appearance and looks of others, would
mind it, if he had a nose like an "ele
phant's trunk," or large ears, or was
dwarfed in his growth, and then found
that somebody took delight in making
fun of his person-? It is a great thing
to be like other people and to have no
marked peculiarity which attracts at
tention, but it is a far greater thing to
so act in the preaence of those who
have irregularities of form and feature
as to make tnern reel no uncomiort
ableness in their associations.
A Yery Narrow Gauge Railroad.
The narrowest of narrow gauge rail
roads is now in operation between
North Billerica and Bedford, in Massa
chusetts, a distauce of eight and a half
miles. The track is only ten inches
wide. A Boston corespondent of the
New York Evening Express says Ben
Butler took one fiftieth of the entire
stock of the road, the whole amount
being S50.000. The projector or inven
tor of this road is named George Mans
field, who is a practical wood and iron
machinist and engineer. There are
eleven bridges on the route of this road
over one hundred feet long. The rail
weighs twenty-five pounds to the yard.
though it is believed that twenty
pounds to the yard would be sufficient.
One grade on the road is 153 feet. The
cars and engines on the road are very
well proportioned and make a very
handsome appearance. The engine is
behind the tender and next the cars, so
that when the train moves the car next
to the engine draws down upon and in
creases the adhesion of the engine to
the track. Both engines and cars are
constructed so as to be very near the
ground, giving great advantages in re
gard to safety, also very little oscilla
tion. The cars have an aisle, with one
seat on each side, in the same manner
as ordinary cars have two seats. The
engtu of the cars allows thirty seats,
each person having a seat to himself.
The cars are warmed with steam, are
well ventilated, have closets, water
tank, all the modern improvements,
the Westinghouse brakes, etc. They
weigh but four ton3 and a half, ordi
nary ears weighing on an average
eighteen tons. Hence Mansfield will
carry sixty persons with cars weigh
ing nine tons, while ordinary roads must
draw eighteen tons to carry fifty-six
persons. Tiie engines are equally light
and less costly than on ordinary roads.
It is quite evident that a road eight
and a half miles long, which cost equip
ped 31,500 less than 850,000, and which
can be run for half the expense ordi
nary upon roads, must be a great and
notable achievement. The road cost
$4,500 per mile, the right of way free.
The trains run about twenty miles an
hour. Engines weigh about eight tons
and draw two passenger and two
freight cars twice per day each way, at
a cost of coal only one-fourth that of
ordinary engines. This must be ac
knowledged to be a triumph in the
There is a young lady of twelve or
thereabouts, living in the vicinity of
Monroe and Morgan street, who has a
great fancy for a nice big word, and is
too proud to let on that she doesn't un
derstand its meaning. Thus, the other
evening she wished to ask her aunt to
friz her hair for her, but "friz" seeming
too tame and eommonplaced she ask
her aunt to "soliliquise her front hair.
When the dog show wa3 raging she
proposed to exhibit her pet pup, but
her kind mother tried to make her see
that that was not practicable, because
the animal hadn't got a pedigree. "O,
'11 make one for him," said the maiden.
What of?" "Black velvet, and em
broider it nicely round the edge."
A political Doctor writing in an
"The body politic is suffering from a
periphrasis which is simply a circum
locutory cycle of oratorical sonorosity
ciroumscribing an atom of ideality, lost
in verbal profundity. Thank you. Doc
tor. God bless you P
Stumped, by Jove! We shall have to
seed for Professor HasDosb a&iz-
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
Autumn-Leaf Work. If you liave
an old work-box or desk, or table, or
screen, which has grown shabby, and
which you would like to renew, we can
tell you how to do so. First, you must
take those generous friends, the woods,
into your counsel. Gather and press,
every bright, perfect leaf and spray
which comes in your way this autumn,,
and every graceful bit of vine, and a.
quantity of small brown and gold-colored
ferns, and those white feathery
ones which have blanched in the deep,
shadows. These ready, paint yonr box
or whatever it is, with 3olid black, let
it dry, rub it smooth with fine sand-pa
per, and repeat the process three times.
Then glue the leaves and ferns on, ir
regularly scattered, or in regular bou
quets and wreaths, as suits your fancy,.
Apply a coat of isinglass, dissolved in
water, to the whole surface, and when
that is dry, three coats of copal varnish
allowing each to dry before the ntxt is.
put on. The effect is very handsome
And, even without painting the objects
black, this same style of leaf and fern-
work can be applied to earthern vases..
wooden boxes, trays and saucers, for-
oard receivers. For these, you may get.
some good hints from the illustrations.
on subsequent pages. The same illus
trations will apply to the 44 novelties;
iu fern-work" given further oa
A Shoe Chair. An old cane-seatel'
chair will answer perfectly, to make
this. provided the frame-work is strong-
and good. Cut away the cane and in
sert in its place a stout bag of twilled
linen, the size of the seat and about
ten inches deep. Around this bag sew
eight pockets, each large enough for a
pair of shoes. The round pocket left
in the middle will serve to hold stock
ings. Have a bit of thin wood cut to.
fit the seat of the chair; fasten on this,
a cushion covered with cretonne, with
a deep frill all around (or a narrow
frill, provided you prefer to fasten the
deep ruffle around the chair itself, ai
shown in tho picture), and a little loop,
in front by which the seat can be rais
ed like the lid of a box, when the shoes;
are wanted This chair is really a most,
convenient piece of furniture for a.
A Rao Rco. An effective rug can.
be made in this way; Cut long inch
wide strips of cloths, flannels, and va
rious kinds of material (widening the
strip, however, in proportion as the fa
bric is thinner. Sew the ends togeth
er so as to make one very long strip,
which, for convenience sake, can be
loosely wound up in a ball. Then, with
a very large wooden crochet-needle.yout
crochet a circle, a square, or oblong
mat of this rag-strip, just as with cot
ton or worsted. It makes a strong,,
durable, and, with bright and tasteful;
colors, a very pretty rug..
A Carte-de-Visite Receiver. For
tius you must procure from the tin
man a strip of tin three times m long
as it is wide say six inches by eighteen
with each end shaped ta a point, as
indicated in the picture. Measure off'
two bits of card-board of exactly tho
same size and shape; cover ono with,
silk or muslin for a back, and the other
with Java canvas, cloth, or velvet, em
broidered with a monogram in the up
per point, and a little pattern or motto,
in the lower. Lay tho doublo cover
ings one on each side of the tin, and:
cross the outside one with narrow rib--bons.
arranged as in the picture. Over
hand firmly all around; finish the top
with a plaited ribbon and a little bow
and loop to bang it up by, and the bot
tom with a bullion fringe of the color
of the ribbon.
To Remove Warts. A subscriber
asks for a preparation to remove warts..
A daily application of eithei of the
three following is effective in dispers
ing warts: Touch the wt.rt with lunar
caustic, which produces a black stain
nitric aced, which produces a yellow
stain, or aromatic vinegar, which,
scarcely discolors the skin.
South Bend, Nov. 18.
Dear Herald. When I was look-,
ing at the Herald this morning, I saw
your notice where you say that you are
glad to receive letters from little folks,.
bo I thought I would write you a letter.
I do not like South Bend as well as I
did P.. yet for all that. South Bend is a
n;ce place. We have a population of
about 133 in the place and near it. We
have a good school house, two stores,,
railroad station, telegraph and express
office, post office, drug store and doctor,
restaurant and confectionery, lumber
yard and office, blacksmith shop, livery
stable, hotel, Methodist parsonage, and
two saloons. Our school commences,
this week. We have a good singing
school twice a week. Oa Thursday
evenings the young folks have a liter-,
ary society at the school house. W
have a good many geese up here now,
but not so many as there was last year
at this time. We have had enough
snow to slide down hill on. but not
enough for a sleigh ride. I went to.,
Louisville yesterday with Mertie Dill.,
and her father; had a pleasant time
wi;h my young friend L. E. Waterman
and returned in the evening Louis
ville Is a verr aic viD age,. Tsrs,5
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