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A. XV. MrI.Arr-ni.iv...
This Hank is now open for business at their
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llrpairer of &tai Emjines, lioiltrs,
arro attd Grist Jlilfr
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XVron'ht Inm Pipp . Koree and Lift Pipes.Steani
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kinds -f I'.niss Engine Fittings,
repaired on short lmtiue.
Repaired on Short Xotiee. 43yl
Can always he found at
Halt's Old Stand,
Heady to sell the best Meats.
YOUXCt bnv freh fat cattle, sheep, 1ioi:n &c.
direct froyi the farmers every day, and his
meats are always good.
GAME, FISH, AXD FOWL, IX SE.1S0.V
KTC, ETC., ETC.
One Door East of the Post -Office, riattsmouth,
Tract ieal Workers in
SHEET WON, ZINC, TIN, ItliA-
Large assortment of Hard ana Soft
t s rn -tttp Cf
1 S V -Li.
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
Every variety of Tin, Sheet Iron, and Zinc
If UrK, Kt-pt III -ivn..
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Xotiee.
i -EVERYTRIXQ WARRAXTED !
- VHICES low "onx.
6tf SAGE BROS.
NASI. M. CIIAPHAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Office In Fitzyer
J!yl rLATTSMOUTH, XEI5.
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LAW OFFICE, Real Et ate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents. I'lattsmoulli. Xcliraska. Col
lectors, tax -paverx. Have a complete abftract
of titles, liuy 'and sell real estate, negotiate
loans. &c. 15yl
It. I.. IW.-YCII,
ATTORXEY AXD COUXSELLOU AT LAW.
Office in Fitzgerald IJIock, riattsmouth, Xeb.
JAMES I-.. MOltltlHOV.
ATTOKNEY AT LA XV. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Counties ; trives special attention
to collections and abstracts of title. Otlicc with
Con. S. Smith, Fitzgerald lllock, PlattKiiiouth,
;ko. n. smith.
ATTOP.XEY AT LAXV and Rear Estate Pro
ker. Special attention given to (Collections
and all matters atTcctini? the title to real estate.
(flice on .'d lloor, over I'ost Ollice. PlaUsniouth,
Nebraska. 40 l.
JUSTICE OK THE PEACE, ami collector of
debts. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortsajre. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and :!'! county business
usually transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
P.est of reference triven if reiuireii.
(Htice on Main street. West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN XV. HAINES.
I. II. WI1KKI.F.R,
E. I. STOVE.
WHEELER & STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
I'lntf Knioutli Xfbraskn.
It It MYIX'UNTOX',
rilYSICIAX & SURCIEOX. tenders his pro
fessional services to lhe citizens of Cass county,
liesidenee southeast corner Sixtli anil Oak Ms. ;
office on Main street, two doors west of Sixtli,
DIt. ti. II. IILA4 I4
attends to calls in the eouiitry as well as city.
Otllce at J. II. Buttery's drugstore. Chronic dis
eases made a specialty, ltiieumatifm cured.
IK. J. 31. WAT Kit 31 AX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Ltmisvillr., Ca Co., Xth.
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J.S. aiiEUO-llY, - - - Proprittor.
Location Central, (lood Sample 1'ooni..
Every attention paid to guests. 4:im3
Pl.ATTSMorTII, - - - - N'Klt.
J.J.IHIIOFF, - - - Proprittor.
The best known and most popular Landlord
in the State. Always stop at tne Commercial.
LAKCEST AND FIXU.ST HOTEL r. ETWEE X
CHICAGO AND SAX UKAXCTCO.
CEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
HALE, FEED tC- LIVERY STABLE.
On Main street nearly opjiosite the Court
llou-e, Plattsinouth, Neb.
The buying and selling of good horses made,
the specialty of the business.
New Horses & Carriages,
and p-ntle horses, for Ladies to drive ari kept
at this Stable.
Also a carry all, which runs to the depot, and
will carry p;issengers from any place in town on
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MY STOCK FOR SALE.
Syl E. PAKMELE.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly en hand
BEST MILWAUKEE BEER.
which can be had at no other
I'LACE I.V TSIC CITY.
Also the best of
1VIXES, LHJVOUS. AXD CIGARS.
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LENIIOFF A BONNS,
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One door east of the Saunders House. XVe
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T. C. WOODWARD,
Attorney anil Counsellor at Law.
1003 8th St., X. XV., (I . O. Lock 15ox 171),
Washington, D. C.
Late Examiner-in-Chief United States Patent
Office ; Member of t lie liar Supreme
Court of the United States.
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fice and the Courts a Specialty.
Patents Obtained ix the United States,
CAjiAHA. ExoLAxn, Fkanck, German v,
Ki ssia, Jjeixjilm. Italy, &
Eefehentes : Hon. XV. B. Allison, V. S. Sen-
aior: r.ov. . j. KirKwootl. I . S. Senator:
Judpe Win. IxuiKhridge. Ex-XI. C: Justice
Sam'l Miller. U. S. Supreme Court ; Hon. Ja.
Harlan, Ex-Secretary Interior : Justice J. F.
Dillon, V. S. Circuit Court; Judse Ji. L. B.
Clarke, Chairman Appeal Board, Patent Office :
Col. T. M. X'ail. Sun. Kailwav Xfail Servle -
(Jen. J. M. Hedrick, Ex-Sup'r. Inter. Rev. :
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An F.xrellent 3IedIoine.
Sl'KINOFIEl.D, O., Feb. 2S. lg"7.
This Is to certify that I have used X'eoetink,
manufactured tyj4I. It. Stevens, Boston. Mass.,
for Ulieuinat isiu and General Prostration of the
Nervous Svstem. with irood success. I recom
mend V'KiiKTiNB as n ixcelltnt medicine for
Your very trnlv,
C. XV. X'AXDEGKTFT.
Mr. X'andegrift. of the firm of X'ainli-prift &
If n It man. is a well-known business man m this
place, having one of the largest stores in Spring
tield.O. Our 3IiniMter'H XX'ife.
Lovisville, Kv., Feb. 16, 1S77.
Mr. II. It. Stevens.
Dear Sir. Three years ago I wassnfToringter
ribly with Inllaim'natory Khcuinat ism. Our
ministers wife advised me to take Ve:ktine.
After takiru; one bottle, I was entirely relieved.
This year, feeling a return of ihe disease, I again
commenced taking it. and am being benefitted
greatly, it also greatly improves my digestion.
Hespectfiilly. Miw. A. BALLAKD.
1011 West Jefferson Street,
Safe and Hare.
Mr. H. It. Stevens.
In 172 your 'e;ktive was recommended to
me ; and, yielding to the persuasions of a friend
I consented to try it. At the time I was suffer
ing from general debility and nervous prostra
tion, superiuiluced by overwork and irregular
habits. Its wonderful strengthening and cura
tive projiertieH seemed to affect inv debilitated
system from the first dose ; and under its per
sistent use I rapidly recovered, gaining more
than usual health and good feeling. Since then
I have not hesitated to give X'kisetike my
most unqualilied indorsement as being a safe,
sure and powerful agent in promoting health
and restoring the wasted system to new life and
energy. Veuktine is the only medicine I use,
and as long as I live I never expect to find a
better. Yours truly.
W. II. CLAKK.
120 Monterey street, Alleghany, Pen a.
The following letter from Iiev. G. XX. Slans
flield. formerly p:istor of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, Hyde Park, and at present fettled
in Lowell, must convince every one who reads
his letter of the wonderful curative qualities of
Vehetink as a thorough cieaimer and purifier
of the blood.
Hvpe Park, Mass., Feb. 15, 187G.
Mr. H. R. Stevens.
cir sir. About ten years ago iny health
failed through the depleting effects of dyspep
sia : nearly a year later I was attacked by ty
phoid fever in its worst form. It settled in my
back, and took the form of a large deep-seated
abscess, which was fifteen months In gathering.
I had two surgical operations by thd best skill
in the state, but received no permanent cure. I
suffered great pain at times, and was constantly
weakened by a profuse discharge. 1 also los't
email pieces of bone at different times.
Matters ran on thus about seven years, till
May. W4. when a friend recommended me to go
to your office, and talk with you of the virtue ol
X'KiiKiiNK. I diil so, anil by your kindness
passed through your manufactory, noticing the
Ingredients, &c., by which your remedy is pro
duced. By what I saw and heard I gained some con
fidence in Vkcktixk.
I commenced taking it soon after, but felt
worse from its effects ; mill I persevered, and
soon telt it was benefitting in other lespccts.
Yet I did not see the roults I desired till I h.i-.i
taken it faithfully for a little more than a year,
when the u'lllicu'ty i.i the back was cured ; and
for nine months 1 have enjoyed the best of
I have in that time gained twenty-five pounds
of Ih-sh, being heavier than ever before in my
life, and 1 was never more able to pel form labor
During the past few.weeks I had a scrofulous
swelling :ls large as my list gather on another
part of mv body.
1 took Ve;ktink faithfully, and it removed
it level with tile Mirface in a month. I think I
I should have ben cured of my main trouble
sooner if 1 had taken larger doses, after having
become accustomed to its effects.
Let your patrons troubled with scrofula or
kidney disease understand that it takes tune to
cure chronic diseases ; and, if lliey will patient
ly take X'KiiEriNK. it will, in my judgment, cure
them Wiih great obligations I' am
X'ours verv t nil v.
G. V. MANSFIELD.
Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
51. It. STEVi;.S, Koston, 3Jass.
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THE FOX'S OPINION.
Said Reynard to Madam on Wednesday last.
As they picked their chicken in Barnum's
"There's an easterly wind, and a fky o'ercast ;
The hunting, I think, is sure to be good ;
That 111 treat myself to a run to-day."
'Reynard, this sporting will bring you grief ;
This running' is dangerous fun, I fear."
"There's danger, of course, but it's my belief
The horses and men will divide it, dear,
Take care of yourself and the cubs for me.
And have partridge ready at half past three,"
The earths were open, the covert snug,
And the partridge eafe in the hollow tree ;
Then In come Reynard, and kissed Miss Pug
And patted the cheeks of her brothers three ;
And he said, Now, wife, for the partridge hen ;
I've cheated the horses and hounds and men."
She slyly laughed in his laughing face.
"You have had your fun?" and he said, "Just
If there's aught I love, it's a break-neck race.
And to save my brush by a 'touch and go.'"
'But you might get killed !" "No ; I think it's
There will be more men killed than foxes,
The birds were tender and young and good.
But Madam the Fox found plenty to say :
"Now where did you go w hen you left the
"I sauntered along by the Hempstead way.
I'm a brave old fox, and I love to look
At that kennel they've built by Meadow
"Such a crowd was there ! And such hateful
There were prancing horses and men in pink,
And a score of couples of handsome hounds.
Who are poor relations of ours, I think :
They whimpered around till they found my
And then with 'view hallo '.' we went.
"'TtiUu-ho away!' and I gave them 'sight,'
For I knew what music would rend the air ;
And they thought, of course, I was full of fright,
And biiudly followed, they knew not where
Over the fences and scrub and ditches :
Alas for the white-corded breeches !
"When nine out of ten had dropped for good.
And riderless steeds were eovcied with foam.
And the uatty pink coats were patched with
I though It was best we should all go home.
'Twas a jolly run, though Fain grieved to say
Neilher men nor horses were killed to-day."
"Oh. Reynard ! I went to the fields a while,
To get for your dinner that pa. tridge hen,
And two oxen said, with a wicked smile.
That 'foxes and dogs were all made for men."
Indeed iauuhed Reynard ; "1 wish I knew
The particular ki:ul of men in lew."
"And one declare;!, that t'lose terrible hounds
Had come with their keeper i over the sea.
To hunt us all out of these pleasant hounds.
And I'm as wretched as wretched can be.
Suppose they should catch you, Reynard Iwhat
'fvhaw ! the hounds are nothing without the
"I shall take a run when I s i incline.
For it's pleasant to match one's speed with
And these English doys, I'il allow, are line.
But they'll never catch us alone, indeed :
It is time euougli for foxes to flee
Wlitn the hmiUnt oho come over the sct."
GETTING A DIUNK IN 21 A IN E.
Portland, Me., Sept. S. Eesiilents
of this city smile when they reu'l Neal
How's assertion that the.sale of Hquor
is practically unknjwn in Maine.
Though familiar with this State for
years, anil, of course with the various
trials of license and prohibitory laws
within its borders, I have never seen
in it a greater consumption of intoxica
ting drinks than now.
Arriving here a few days ago, I at
once visited my old friend B. in his of
fice. There were several persons pres
ent, and the first cordial greetings were
hardly over when B. wrote a few words
on a slip of paper, and handed it to me
with an air of mystery. I took it, and
read, "V.'ould you like to have a glass
of lager V" I had begun to answer,
"Well, I don't ca ," when a gesture
warned me to ha silent, and I wrote
on the slip 'Yes.'' lie then invited
me into a back room to see his new
desk. Once there, he said: "I don't
want these fellows to know," and led
tlie way down a flight of stairs into
tlie cellar, where, at the further end
we found a case of bottled lager.
From B. I afterward ' obtained the
following facts: Although the law in
regard to the sale of intoxicating li
quors is not openly defied, save in a
few isolated cases, the evasions are
so many and ingenious that agreatdeal
of liquor is actually sold within tlie
State. One of the most - famous of
these evasions is the "egg dodge."
This consists in making two small ap
ertures in the shell, blowing the con
tents from it and filling the empty case
with prime old whisky. The holes are
neatly sealed with white paper, and
these eggs sell readily at 61.50 per doz
Another plan, successfully prac
tised for -several months until it
was finally discovered by the sharp
nosed detectives, xvas the "faucet
dodge." But innocent looking cider or
vinegar barrel is furnished with what
appears to be an ordinary wooden fau
cet, from which, when turned in one
direction, there flows cider or xinegar;
but if it is turned the other way, there
gushes forth a stre; nn of foaming,
brown ale. One ingenious evader im
proved upon this method by connect
ing a barrel of ale, placed in another
room, with his Sebago water pipes, and
serxing his customers, according to
their appearance, Frank Jone's ale or
A saloon in the lower part of town
baflled the officers for a long time.
They were certain that liquor xvas sold
there but could discoxer nothing more
criminating about the premises than
empty casks and bottles. At last one
of them cast a suspicious eye on the
high shelf, upon which lay, flat on
their sides, a quantity of corkless and,
apparently, empty flasks. Mounting
to thi3 he discovered that each flask
contained brandy or whisky in such
a quantity that it just failed to run
out from the uncorked neck.
Bottles of "patent ginger beer," of
which two contained alchohol equal
to a bottle of whisky, had a ready sale
In Portland there are a vast number
ot small clubs, of from a dozen to
twenty members each, formed for the
express purpose of drinking. Each
member pays a small weekly fee, and
receixes a certain number of tickets.
A room is hired, near the express ollice
if possible, and liquor, generally beer
is sent there in bulk from Portsmouth
or Boston. Each of the tickets held
by members is good for one drink, but
ncne of the liquor is sold.
The express companies are doing an
immense business in the transporta
tion of packages of liquor between Bos
ton and Portland. The Portland agent
of the Eastern Express Company told
me that they received on an average a
car load of liquor per day from Boston.
It is dangerous, however, for them to
deliver packages C. O. D., as Judge
Clifford decides that an express agent
thus becomes an agent of the dealer,
and that liquor thus delivered is sold
within the State.
So stringent is the law that apothe
caries are no lontrer alowed to sell al
cohol for medicinal purposes, eveTtl
when it is ordered by a physician. This
has so seriously inconvenienced them
that every druggist and apothecary
in Maine has bound himself to support
only such candidates for the State Leg
islature as shall favor the passage of a
bill, to be presented this coming win
ter, removing this restriction. The
bill, if passed, will allow them to dis
pense any medicine mentioned in the
United States pharmacopeia. It passed
one branch of the Legislature last
winter, and was in a fair way to pass
the other, when some prohibitionist
caused it to be amended with the
words, "Except such as shall contain
The bills of fare at hotels and res
taurants, instead of the usual wine
list on the last p:g' contain copies of
the State Liquor laws. A stranger
finds it almost impossible to obtain ev
en a bottle of Bass at a hotel; but to
the initiated nothing is more simple.
He has merely to register, engage a
roam, and in it call for what he likes.
The bill is for room rent. In some
places beer is given away, but crack
ers sell for ten cents apiece.
The Cumberland Club of Portland is
one of the most comfortable and ele
gant in the country, but in it no li
quor is sold, and none appears on the
dinner table unless brought from their
private stores by members. In the club
house, however, there is a small upper
room, furnished and ornamented with
tiers of lockers, of one of which each
member, if he desires holds a key.
When this club was founded, last May
one of the members remarked: "It now
remains to be seen how long a dry club
Besides depriving the State of one
of its principal sources of revenue, the
Maine liquor law has already driven
from it a vast amount of business that
xx ill never return. In certain cases it
increases drunkenness, from the fact
that men will seek to do that which
they are forbidden. Much of the li
quor that is sold within the State at
high prices, too is of the poorest qual
ity, and productive of the worst effects.
A higher premium than ever is put up
on smuggling, and the number of illic
it stills is on the increase. A large
brewery near Portland, in which many
men were employed, is closed; the
men are thrown out of work,' and the
vast stores of malt accumulated there
are being shipped to Portsmouth.
The beer gardens are closed, and no
other places of entertainment of equ j
attractiveness have been provided.
" In spite of all this, the prohibition
party is so strong in Maine that the
Democratic Convention, held in this
city last month, did not dare insert a
license plank in their platform, al
though a strong minority wish to do
so. Many of the most intelligent men
and those who have given the subject
the most thought, are strong advocates
of a strict license law with local option.
New York Sun.
Respecting the Citizenizing of Omaha
Mr. Editor: In answer to many
inquiries made to me I wish, through
the columns of your paper, to answer
some of thein. The questions are will
the Omahas sell out their reserve
and remove, or will they become citi
x'ens of the United States.
The Agent in a council with them
about three weeks ago said to them
that Gen. Sherman had reccomended
to congress, recently adjourned, to set
apart two reservations, one north of
this beside the Indian territory, south
of this state, and to remove all Indi
ans to those places that would not be
come citizens, and that the chairman
of the committee on Indian affairs has
pledged himself to work to that effect.
Afterwards the agent said to the
Omahas that they must soon make up
their minds to become citizens or they
might meet the fate the Poncas did.
But I think that an outrage on a home
less tribe of Indians and it La3 been
made odious to the public and all well
thinking men through some of the
press and I think tlie idea of forcing
them from their home xery unpopu
lar. It looks xery much like the idea
of "might making right" and a very
unjust criterion to go by. To think
so or make so would more become the
semi-barbarous people of the eastern
nations of the old world. But it ought
not be applied to the American people
who boast of their Christianity and
enlightenment, their free country, and
free institutions. We live in in age of
reason, of enlightenment, and, thank
God, under a free government where all
men are equal before the law. I need
not dwell upon the past relations be
tween the White Man and the Indian;
we have all read and heard them, and
all good and well thinking men have
pronounced the merited x erdict. But
we will not stir up the past, but forget
it, and let it puss into oblivion. Some
have said that I object to the Omahas
becoming citizens. It is not so but on
the contrary, my example and pre
cepts before them will show that I
want them to live as civilized people.
Nothing would consumate my earnestm
desire and wish more than to see them
able and competent citizens, and I dare
say I have taught them more than any
Agent has taught them the modes
and customs of of a civil state govern
ment and the useful arts of agricul
ture. It is 1 that ought to have the
credit of getting them to work and
live upon their farms and leave their
villages and try and throw off their
old ideas and traditions. I wish that
they could read, write and understand
the laws and customs of a state gox
ernment as I can ; then, and not until
then, ought they to be required to be
come citizens and put noon an equal
position with other citizens, as I too
well know the feelings and antipathies
between the two races. The Indians
would be too much exposed to frauds
and imposition. I am certain it would
be disastrous to them. Everyday oc
currences assure me that should they
become citizens in ;t few years they
will be reduced to xagrants, beggars
and nuisances, unprincipled white men
will form a combination to defraud
thena of all they have , as they are not
able to cope with the smiles and tricks
of the stronger race. I say again that
I am in favor of their becoming citi
zens but not until they are able to live
as a people among people. If they
could be left as wards of the U. S. say
ten years mere, then I believe they
would be intelligent enough to know
how to cast their xotes and protect
themselves. But ten years is a long
time for the present state of feelings
of the people of Nebraska who clamor
for their removal or to become citizens
and help support the government, and
they must, sooner or later decidejwhich
step to take. I have explained to them
as explicitly as I can in their language
what is required of them, if they de
cide to be citizens: the civil and crim
inal laws, the taxes required of them,
elections, state and county organiza
tions, etc., etc., so that they can see for
themselves and act as their judge
ment may dictate. I advised them to
go and explore the Indian Territory
and satisfy themselves as to whether
they would like it or not and then they
could easily decide which way to step
should any gox'ernment agent or com
panion come to see them in regard to
their future intentions which I think
is the only way of making it satisfac
tory on all sides. There is now pen
ding in congress a bill relative to en
abling Indians to become citizens of
the United States which xvill be ar
gued and very probably become a law.
It may contain provisions or restric
tions to the Indians in their titles to
lands, etc. But no doubt those re
strictions may be subject to state legis
lature and be repealed an annulled to
the detriment of the Indians. Should
they conclude to go down to the Indi
an Territory, they can there live in
peace and quietness and prepare them
selves for citizens, and in a future day
become creditable citizens of one of
the sovereign states of the union.
Henry Fontenelle in Vindicator.
A Growing Totatoe in a Man's Stomach.
"Good morning, McMichals!" said
the Doctor as he came to the poor fel
"Good morning, your honor, and bad
luck to my innards. Am I dying, doc
tor? Am I growin shtill"?
Dr. Yengle answered encouragingly
to these questions and then demanded
of McMichals the cause of his sick
ness. "It's a perraty, doctor."
"A what demanded", the doctor.
"A perraty. Didn't the ould 'onian
"When McMichals xvas informed
that no "ould woman" had been there
his face lost much of life. But he at
once told his story to the physician,
saying he'd beat them all by living.
Diversted of Hibernian particles of
speech the remarkable story he told
was as follows.
He had been sorting potatoes one
day for the comission house ot Mas
ters & Wendle, South "Water street. In
the lot was a small potato, the size of
a marble which he thoughtlessly
put in his mouth. Shortly afterward,
in a playful scuffle -with another sorter
the latter struck him a smart blow on
the cheek and the potato flew down
his throat. For three or four days he
thought no more of the matter. Then
he began to suffer a great deal of pain
in his stomach, and swelling began and
proceeded very rapidly. "It's loike a
bad habit, doctor. It's groin on me,"
said the poor fellow, who seemed de
termined to be humorous if he burst. Ho
knew it was growin, lie said, because
he could feel something moving inside
of him, causing him intense pain, and
at the same time producing such a
tickling sensation as would have driv
en him xvild had there been no other
cause of suffering. He knew he should
die, he said; but with the fun still
gleaming in his eyes and dropping
from hi s tongue, he felt sure he should
expire a "big man," pointing to the im
mense rotundity over which he rould
Dr. Yengle comprehended the case
at once, though it was new to his prac
tice. The tuber which the man had
swallowed was really growing inside
of him. It had sprouted in the stom
ach. The pale green color of the skin
was accounted for as well as the in
tolerable sufferings of the patient. A
council of physicians was at once held.
Doctors Smith and Crockett believed
that relief could only be obtained by
an incision in the abdomen .and the in
jection bymeans of a silver tube, of
medicine that would kill the vine. The
four other physicians objecting to this
course of treatment as being xrery
hazardous, it was finally determined to
administer strong doses three times
a day of that most powerful of medi
cines, doryphora teclineata, which, af
ter great difficulty, worked down to the
afflicted parts. The effect was marked
and instantaneous. The medicine not
only destroyed the growing foliage, bub
acted as a counter-irritant and the
patient began rapidly to recuperate.
His periods of insensibility have les
sened ami tlie extraordinary distension
of the body has almost disappeared.
The case still excited the curiosity of
the physicians and students in attend
ance, as they are enabled to note mi
nutely the operations of the medicines
which are administered. The proba
bilities are that in less than a week
McMichals will be walking the streets,
loose in flesh, perhaps, but strong in
the Irish grit which has carried him
like a hero through his extraordinary
illness. Chicago Post.
New papers, one at Seward, another
at York, and a third in Saline Co.""
The two University societys are to
have a literary contest in six weeks.
O. F. Davis las resigned the position
of Land Commissioner of the U. P.
Glenwood has a fine new Opera
House which has just been opened to
Mr. George M. Mills, an old seller of
Omaha, died in that city on the 16th
inst; also, St. John Goodrich, another
old citizen, and a prominent Old-Fellow,
being at the time of his death
grand representative to the grand lodge.
The A. & N. and the B. & M. roads
had a little jar at Lincoln a few days
ago. The B. & M. fearing the A. &
N's. were about to trespass on their
grounds, commenced laying some track
to keep them off when the A. & N.
yard master rushed some cars over
their track and ditched them so as to
prevent the B. & M's. working. The
cars being ditched and damaged to the
extent of $100 or so, the B. & M. went
to work and laid the traick again, and
run some heavily loaded stone cars on
it. The matter was finally amicably
Oflice or Sup't. of Public Instruction,
Comparative statistics of Public
Schools for the years ending April 1st,
Counties reporting 31 Gl
Districts organized 707 2490
Children bet. 5 & 21 32,589 92,161
Children enr'led in
schools 12,719 50,774
No of graded sch'ls 30 64
" ungraded sch'ls 536 2,432
Teachers employed 530 3,392
Average number of
days by each
teacher 70 93
Average salaries of
males S2.810 S3.54G
Average salaries of
females S3.372 63,180
State tax 620,303.23 .?80,573.90
permanent fund $13,034.90 $98,459.39
Paid teachers dur
ing year $57,738.43 457,048.70
all purposes 1G393084 102719221
Total value of schT
property 17708317 180238588
S. li. Thompson.
Statistics of the distributable school
From interest on bonds 818,775.09
"on certificates $16,589.20
" " on private se
Unpaid pnn. of sch'l lands $54,457.21
Rents of sch'l lands $21,958.39
One mill state tax $06,084.09
Normal Sch'l endowment fund $327.23
Fractional remainder $3.75
Deduct sundry appropriations $10,45308
Total am't ap'riat'd in 1877 $159,281.83
S. R. Thompson,
State Sup't. Pub. Ins. Liucoln, Neb.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
Marketing. "Every lady, whatev
er her position in life, ought to under-
stand how to select and purchase sucll
stores as are needed in her family.
Possibly she may never be called upon
to put this knowledge into practice
No matter. It is surely worth know
ing and if never brought into active
use will do its possessor no harrxL
This kind of knowledge, moro
than almost any other of practi
cal worth, must be acquired iu
girlhood." "Many wives leave all
household purchases, and among them
the marketing, to their husbands. It
is because we do not think this a wisa
arrangement that we would so earnest
ly enjoin on all mothers to give their1
daughters a perfect knowledge of the
duties they must understand if they
expect to become the true mistrssef
of their own homes, the real help
meets' for their husbands." Extract
from article iu Home Cook Book, by
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher.
Cleaning thk Scalp. Break an
egg, beat it well, white and all, rub
well into the scalp with a st'ff brush,
and wash the scalp in lukewarm wa
ter." Tar Water for Insects. For the
last five years I have not lost a cucum
ber or melon vine or cabbage plant
Get a barrel, with a few gallons of gas
tar in it; pour water on the tar, always
have it ready when needed, and when
the bugs appear give them a liberal
drink of the tar-water from a garden
sprinkler, or otherwise, and if the rain
washes it off and they return, repeat
the dose. It will also destroy the Col
orado potato beetle and frighten the
old long potato bug worse than n
brush. Five years ago this summer,
both kinds appeared on my late pota
toes, and I watered with tho tar-water.
The next day all Colorados that hail
not been well protected from the
sprinkling were dead, and tho others,
though their name was legion, were
all gone, and I have never seen one of
them on the farm since. I am aware
that many will look upon this witli in
difference, because it is so cheap and
simple a remedy. Such should always
feel both their own and their neigh
bors bugs, as they frequently do. Chi
LlTERAY WOMEX AS HOUSEKEEP
ERS. It is one phase of tlie popular
unjust judgement of women, even
in these liberal days, that it regard
literary women as necessarily neglect
ful of household affairs, in the face of
well-known facts to the contrary. A
man of undoubted genius may be nev
er so absent-minded, his financial af
fairs may get into tlie wildest confu
sion, and people only smile and say,
"Well, one man can't bo everything.
But if it is a "woman, no matter how
great her ability, if her parlor-table is
dusty, or if occasionally tho buttons
are off her children's boots, people
shake their heads solemnly, and say,
"Oh, these literary women 1" Perhaps
the secret of the prejudice Is; that there
are those who affect tho eccentricities
of genius itself, which alone makes
the eccentricities endurable. De Quin
cey, speaking of his mother, says,
"Though unpretending to the name
and honors of a literary woman, I pre
sume to call her (what many literary
women aie not) an intelUttual wo
man." So. although leaving household-duties
neglected in order to write
weak articles for still weaker papers
may be the fau'it of a so-called literary
woman, it is not a characteristic of one
who is either intellectual or womanly.
The popular verdict is right, so far as
this that a mother's first duty is to her
family, and nothing which conflicts
with and forces her to neglect that,
is either womanly or proper. Be very
sure that your family are contented
and comfortable; that our husband
finds your intelligent sympathy and
counsel an aid to him in his work;
that the children's place in the moth
er's heart is warm and ample : in a word
that your culture is but a gathering up
of precious things to be poured out for
their benefit, and you can snap your fin
gers at xvhat your neigbors say and
think. From "Twenty six Hours a
Day ; "Scribner for February.
"He prayeth well who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast,
lie prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us.
He made and loveth all."
A secret drawer in an old bureau in
New Orleans was found to contain an
explosive machine, intended to demol
ish anyone but the owner who attempt
ed an opening. Age hail destroyed the
effectiveness of the device, however
so that when the drawer was pulled
out there was no explosion. Tho con
tents consisted of old pipers, of no
value or interest, and it is supposed
that the arangement xvas a result of
Dr. W. D. Gibbon, of Weeping Water
is a3 happy a3 a big sunflower now, be
cause he has just received a letter from
a brother in England, stating that his
share is 550 pounds sterling, beside
considerable interest in valuable estate.
It was a rich uncle this time, and still
there's more to follow. Doc. wrote by
return mail, and told them to remit
promptly, and he told us (in confidence
mind,) that he is always dreaming now
of those dear, old, rich uncles and
aunts, across the living blue.
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