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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1S78.
( X UMBER 19.
Kxt; .1 ccpic of the Ii t i: a t.p for 1 ly -T. i.
Vomer, l'osi .( ncvs drn.'t.- (I. I '. John
min.riiriii I' of M;un and Kill Ii StrvcM. ,
Ii JlLi JoLL jLjIJ c
OF rLATTSMOUTII, NEDRASKA,
TIOTI,r., 1IAWA &. CLARK
.Ton v KiTf!FRAi.r President.
V.. 'r. Iiiivkv Vice "'resident.
A. W. Mi l,.M T.HLIX Cashier.
Jomi O'Kockke Assistant Cashier.
This Hank is now open for rnisines at their
new rniiin. cunicr M;im ami Sixth streets, uial
in prepared to lnui.-v.ict a (jeueral
S4ock, Bonds. Gold, Government and Local
I'.OUfiHT AND SOLD.
Deposit? Received and Intercut Allow
ed on 'Time Certiorates.
Avai!n!If in anv part of f lie rnitcrt States anil
ail tlie I'rincipal Towns and C i t i
il J '.m ope.
AGFATS VOlt TIIK
Inman Line and Allan Line
OP KT KAMI: KS.
l'eron wishing to Lrins out tliuirfiirnls from
PURCHASE TK'KKTS KKOM US
Through to 1' 1 a 1 1 s m o u t h .
o it: I cd b
' ' I . , . i
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. G. BOONE,
.V'.'Zj Stre t, ui'posi-'r- Sanw! -rs House.
S II A V INN A Mi SUA :i ronix r;
.-itti'l '.'' u .ivi ll to
cuTTixa cim.viiES' axd la-
1)1 AS HAUL
CA!.L AND SK.i: TIOOXK, GENTS,
- Aii'J V'l a l.ooi;i? ill a
PALACE BILLIARD HALL
(M.-.in St., cast of Fiv.-t -Nt. r.al'U.)
ri.ATTSMOt'ni, - - - "SY.U.
iv r.AK is f-uri-i.iKi) wirn mm
T.fST WINK--, LIQI OUS, CI.JAUS,
;nyl iike::, r.TC. etc.
MACIIIXE SHOPS !
ri.ATTsMi.ii i u, :r..,
R-Tnirer of Stcim Engines, Hollas,
Han- (iml (r'ri- t 31 ill
;.S A HTKAM F ITT 1-sUS,
Wron-!it Iron I'ipp. For.'.' a:I Lift I'ip. s.stc.mi
;au' s. Saft-; v-Valvi' ;t.vcrriors.aiiil a:l
kimls of i:ra.-s Fuiiu- I itliiits.
repaired on short nonce.
Eeraircil on Short Not ice.
THE B U T C II E R ,
Can always le found at
Halt's Old Stand,
Ready to sell the htst 3IeaU.
YorNT, luiv frc.-li fat cattle, sheep, liops xe
dircet from the fariiu'is every day, aad his
ni"..ts are ulway
C Of B FISH. FOWL, IX SEASOX
ETC., ETC., ETC
One Ioor East of f'.c rot-0.riec. riattsinouth,
Fractical Workers in
SHEET WOX. ZIXC, TUT. BRA
7AERY, d-r., iXn.
Ijro assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OK COOKING,
Ahvavs on Hand.
Kvery variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stork.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Pone on Short Notiee.
'zr-rrzr.T-rmxG vtaura xted : .'tj
t i'ilJCKH LOW ilOffS.
HAir, St. CIIAP3IAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solieifor In Chancery. Office in Fitzcr-
l:.yl 1'I.ATTS MOUTH, NKil.
I. II. 1 IIUKI.K.Il A CO.
I,AW OFFirr. Tt-al E'tafe, Fire and Life In
surance Afrcrt''. I'latiinoiitii. Nelr;tska. Col-
le t'rs, iiiii.t i'. jirt i-i'iiiiit'iu ii"i i iii-i
of titles. J'.uy "nd bell real estate, iieoiiate
loai.s. &c. 15yl
JA1IKH i:. MOItKISOX.
ATTOltNEY AT I. AW. Will practice In f:is
and adoiinuvr Counties ; gives special attention
to collections aad abstracts of tille. mice wit h
(ii'fl. S. Smith, Fitzgerald Ulock, Flalt-inouth,
;i:c. s. smith.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate, Ero
kcr. Special pttctit ion 'veii to Collect inns
ami all matters affcetini? the title to real estate,
Ollice on lid lloor, over l'ost Office, i'laitsniout h,
Nehraska. 40J I.
JOIIX W IIAIXF.
M STICK OF THE PEACE, ano collector of
dcli!s. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortgages. Oeciis, and oth
er int ruiiients dniwr.. and all comity business
usually t riinsacted hefore a Justice of the J'eace.
liest of reference jrlven if required.
:iice on Main .street. West of tourt House.
-P)-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
D. It. WHKEI.KIi
K. I. STO.NE.
WHEELER & STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
U Ii MYI (iSTfTV,
FHTSICIAN & SflrOEON. tenders his pro
fessional services to liie eitiens of Cass county.
i;esi(.-nce soul lieast comer Sixth and t :ik sts. ;
( :lice on Main street, two doors vest of Sixth,
lUt. J. M. WATKKHAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
1iuUi'ilh:, Caz Co., Xch.
J i-'Always at the office on Saturdays. 4nyi
IU. YV. ii. sciiii.ikm: iit,
VRACTISINO I'HYSICIAN. will attend calls
at all hours, night or day. Flattsmoiith. Ne
.7. 6'. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Oood Sample Room..
Every attention paid to quests. ihnn
Fl-ATTSMOfTJC. ------ Nl.i:.
T03131EUCI AL IIOTELr
. . I.UHOFF, - - - Propridor.
T!.e best known and inet popular Land'or.l
in tiie Stale. Always slop al the Commercial.
lae.::-:.--t and finest hotel ektween
chicago and san franci.sco.
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
XAIE, FEED ALIYinZY STABLE.
On Main street ncarlv opposite the Court
Il0Ue. I'lattsillOlltll, Ntf .
HorsES foR Sale.
The hnvin r.nd sclllnix of yooil lior-rs made
the specialty of tliO 1'USiiic.s.
New Horses & Carriages,
and k 'iiilc hoi" s, for I.a.Iii s to drive ara ke;t
ill tin ; Slablc.
Al a carry all. which r:ms to ! ho doiof . an-i
wiii eairv p issi i!;'.en from anv place in town on
FARZIERS CALL AXD EA'AJIIXE
31 Y STOCK FOR HALE.
8yl )-. PA HMELE.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on haud
BEST MILWAUKEE BEER.
which can he icol nt i;o other
PLACF, I. '123 a: tITV.
ANo the best of
in.vrs. i.jiji'ons:. Axn cicahs.
rirni: Ai'i'i.i: uoilkd cidku.
Boiled d jicn from 3 'jullois to 1
i on sale
At EJ. nosciibauni's ly the glass or
3tin5 KI. Itoiciib.inni.
LEX1I0FF & BOXXS,
3Iorniiiir Hov,' Saloon !
Oi.c door ca-t of the Sanndcr Hmwc. Y'e
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
S3iii9 Constantly on Hand.
C.-l Z Z .H T
LI Y FRY, FEED AXD SALE STA
BLES. Corner 6ih and IVarlSts.
nonsirs jiOAKir.! r.v tiik
MAY, WF.CH, Oil 3IO:TI3.
SOLID CZE2, TSADEU.
For a Fair Commission.
TK4MS AT AI.I. ZSOI'RS.
Fai licular attention paid to
Driving and Training
A I A hearse furbished when called for.
A (.rent I'erturtioit in Irioc of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Ti ices reduced from 2') to "o per cent. Write
for Illustrate.! Catalogue, with reduced prices
for JST7. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
fit Smithi'ieM St.. IMttsbjirnh. Vn. 1vt
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
Main street. Corner of FifiU,
Still Eettcr Rates for Lumber,
II LR 01TN WORDS.
EALTUloKE, MD.,Feb. 13, 1STT.
Mil. II. R. Stkevkxs.
rtcar Sir. Since severnl years I have cot a
pore and very painful foot. I had come physi
cianf, but they couldn't cure me. Now I have
heard of your V ksktixk from a lady who was
.i-k for a loiii; t ime. and became all' well from
your Vkkktink, and I went and boimht otic
bottle of V-;ftink ; and afi.-r 1 had i'-ed ore
bottle the pain left me, ac.d il bea.in t heal,
and then I io:i:!it one oilier hot i le, and so I
take it yet. i thank Ood for Hiis remedy jmd
yourself ; ami wishing every .siiii'crer may pav
attention to it. It is a hi'-- ini: fc;- In -ai.!:.
Si US. c. Kkabk, t):fs West Baltimore St.
SAFE AM) SURE.
Mlt. H. R. STI VF.N3.
In lsT2 your Vfoktixf. was reeo;ar.iendel to
ine, aud. yicldiiiK to the persuasions of a friend
I consented to trv it. At the time 1 was euilVr-
ina from ireneral debilit v and nervous prostra
tion, supeiinduced by overwork ;;nd irregular
Habits, its woiKleriiil sirenMieiiin ano cura
tive iroiertie seemed to allect my lebilitated
svstem from Hie first Uosi? ; and uuuer its per
fstent life 1 readily n-covered, Kaiuinir more
than usual lieallh and pood ieeliiijr.
Since then I have not ho-iiatcd to give
'KUKT1X1-: my most niniualilied indorsement,
as bein a sate, sure, and powerful nticut in pro
moting healtli and restoring the wasted system
to new life and energy. V k;kti n k is t he only
medicine I use ; and as long ;s. I live I never
expect, to find a better.
Your truly, W. H. CLARK.
Il'o Monterey Street, Allei;hai:y. I'eiin.
THE BEST SPRING MEDICINE.
II. R. Stevkns.
Dear Sir. Tliis is to ccr'ify that I have used
your "Wood l'reparation" in my family for sev
eral years, and tliiuk tnat for Scrofula orCank
crous Humors or lllieumal ic nUcciions it can
not le e.veeileil : and as a blood purifier Mid
spring lncilicinc U is the in-t l liinic I have ever
useti.and 1 have used almost everything. lean
cheerfully recommend it to any one in need of
such a medicine.
JlfA A. A. OINSMOKK, 111 Klisscll St.
WHAT IS NEEDED.
r.OsroX, Feb. 13, 1S71.
H. R. STF.VFXK, E-sQ.
De:irSlr, About one vcr.r since I fonnd my
self in a !(!. le condition from neiiera! ldi!ity.
Yk: tin k was si roiily recommended to me by
a f i lend w iio had been inticil ben"tiited by ils
sise. I procmcd the article, and. after iiMim
several bo tiles, r.a restored to hc.tlt Ii. and ilis
coiilinut il ils use. I fed qui;.; confident that
there is no medicine superior to it for those
complaints for which it is especially prepared,
and would cheerfully recommend it to those
w ho feel iiutl they need .-onietlaii to restore
tl.er.i to I'i im H iii:iiih.
R-S'-M-.ful.v v.miw, C. I.. VKTrENOll.T..
'rinil i'iS. M. l-eiien V'll .S; Co.
No. Iii St; t't St., tiostoji.
ALL HAVE OBTAINED RELIEF.
Sdctii F.kuvvick, Mi:., dan. 17, is72.
"I. 1J. ?t;.vk.s. I".-..-.
J. ,1 Sic. I have had dy---;-s:a in i's vnrst
form for T:n' !a--i tea years. ami nave taken I'lti:
ilii'iNi.i!iiii.:i' vorl il of it:nii"ii:Ps ji .
taimn.-' a:.y relit-f. in S.-i ( ember la I c'l.t
ineiiee. I taking tiio Vkuktin r.. since win ii
time my iiea.ili lias si-.iiiv iuipro . My
feed I'ii.-'.s will, aii.l 1 h;.ve L::;ii,i
in-ur.i.s ii :.es;i. l.i-i.' ;.ri' s'..iai e!ii.':s ::j
t I'.is plac
: y ri k. mo) all
ovcr.-ccr oi Card Kn
thomas r. Mo )';::.
.in. l'oi isiiei.'.tii Co.'s LI:
tt -r rn r. 1 J 1 i" vT
:f. 3:, it::v
VcfGliaG is Mi li all Drueisis.
f ..' T777- a rrt-rTs-r
V ,.V 1 V tS
Wuj'oii, lift;;:.', 3In';7ii.nr and Phw rc
p'iirinj, tnd ij'.iKruljobl'inj.
I am now prepared to do a'T kinds or repairing
of larei ; i l other iiiaciiiacry. as there
is a ood lathe in my si: op.
PETER II A U EX,
The old Reliable W agon Maker
lic.staUcn charge of the wai;.n shi p.
He is we'd know n as a
NO. l WORKMAN.
Xfw VTasona ami Ilnesicf made to
Shop on Sixth street, onpositc SlreiiM's Stable
In rirtUsmouUi, -Neb., on Fourth St., about the
MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK,
you will find :
Corn I-Iaslers, (hand & Siorsc)
Stii i ifiK Plows,
and all kinds of Farm Implements and
Shelf Hardware, Tin Ware, Sic, Sec.
Hungarian and Millet.
Seed for Sale
C. UEISEL, - 1'ropiletor.
Flour, Com 3Ieal & Feed
Always cn hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention yivt-u custom work.
STIIEIGHT- & JIILIES,
Ha mess 31a n vf ut ure rs,
and ail kinds of harness stock, constantly on
"V c: 'f r t Tr
"trafinT'ei1 ths piaco opposite E. G. Doycy's
W ?:ipr H;7, Street.
Ay afRE'Irt'fT r- 311 LEER.
, . How I Loyo Ton.
You ask roe howr I love you clear?
I see your very 6oul iirlsc.
And torn by passionate hope an J fctir,
I,ook at rnc from your (juestiontnir eyes.
Ahl pwcet jmiilorliiir eye-", from whence
Shall I draw tittliii words to f:it-hloil
The heart's unspoken c oqiioneu
Into the story of my paorion?
Bvond our feeble cn thlyshrht,
liehitnl he snui's !. inv-fry.
Love riwcHolh nn eternal iluht
That ni'vcr .-!i iu- on land or sea!
pometliiK s n tnm!,?;r rry "sripps
Fmni that Rtili ir'o- y uiiiiwre,
Touch. :s s .tiio i:p wi h iiiwiio ehr.pes
Itself li:!.j a f. i-o i r prayer.
..-!-. tor- d ;'.ies.
master-key of thought,
ti -to ' w ii i !.e ascs.
Ti nt sli ik , t
And r lif- i i
For only ecu 1 1
.i't a art
Inti'ruret tot. e listening tUrontr
The frlowin-' lairucre of the heurt,
Hreutlied intvi fonie tuidi tntf song;.
And so, denr heart, I may in t tell
How nil it y life is thine nor why
I only know I love thee well.
With love hat cannot chance or die;
For, when the heavenly day hath dawned.
And earthly thicks have passed away.
In the linmeHsurr.bh! years h yond.
My love wiil still bo thiim for ayel
Love, if in this mJ life one t hiiil? be ?wcet.
It Is l tin memory how 1 ever yearned
In early . ars toward thee; my f pirit burncl
With love for thee, though, inert ilcss mid fiwt.
That, too.jrrew Mo biuTneii co i p etc 1
Tent now in later d iv? all joys arc spurned.
All hopes to ashes oh the lipsh vo turned.
H;:vo only .his : Tr.at ev'ii imw my feet
And face, O love, p.re. set toward nice alone ;
lhatth u who in the inornimr fr..in afar
A ra.llant li;.rht tn.t n mv path li it h .shone,
1 osj ticani a:'idi', a radimif, tpn iiehiess star,
Jn all the spi'. liiier Uait 1 knew of yore.
Whore evening f ha Jows deeijeii more tii.l mora
The 3Iis.soari River Barges.
Tiio Kansas City bare movement is
one in whicli '-very citizen uf Kansas
is ileei'ly mtfrested. l or two weeks
the feasibility of moving rain in bulk
by barges down the Missouri river has
avak(juel the liveliest discussion
simony; the Imsiness men of Kansas
City aninVvamloLt. The nlan has been
ilerided feasible, the in oposo movement
i practicable one, and a joint stock
company, wiUi a panl tip capital oi
"(,0Ut has been organized. It is claim
ed that the success of the enterprise
will add from live to ten cents to the
price ot every bushel oi pram now m
Kansas, or to be hereafter raised. Our
corn crop bein eslimat'il at over one
hundred million hushes, then for ev
ery cent added to the price of rt bushel
of corn mrAes a ivitiiior. dollars to the
state. The o;".nincr of the mouth of
the Mississippi seems to have had
much to do with the nev enterprise.
We i;css it is about time the people
of the jxri'iit valleys of the west stepped
shipping two thousand miles ly rail
aero.-s tie Al!e.i;:ia;iy m.iur.tatn.s to fun!
a-sea port. I f Con ?re-s voiiid taki. a
it t le o f
am! moneys .iciven
!e:il.li:i'r for i lie im
ir:u'.i! water hij:
wou! 1 be a jcraml
iieiid up to
iv? "ot .iv;iv with
to rail re.
e;it of ti:'
; i oe Wfi-t
tlii.? matter. Wei
them on ilie i'jver
i 1 , .
we finmM tac.Ul" j
t r,::;; la', i. ijue.;
as imvi rtaiit to li.e
:i, w hi
AUUS THE CONTINENT.
What I'm New i Gray:. Is Thinks.
The Fort Wayne A Pennsylvania
Line has for its .-starling point Chicago,
vi.t Pittsburg. Haiv i.s'oui'g an 1 Phila
delphia, to Xew York. In Chicago
this Ii.il-v ay.enj:-ys nest r.-markable
a. id Visitable- rights ot way. l.s pa5
se:; i-r depot ii .situated i:i the very
ccMi'c of t'.o city, an-1 within
from t!::eo t ve mi mtcs walk of the
promim:: hotels, Icadim wholesale
house:;. 1 an'.s, chamber of Commerce.
post oiiiee custom h
Its franchises within' the corporate
limits of Chicago are to-day estimated
to be more valuable than the first four
hundred miles of this elegant road.
The route is popular with the business
man, first: on account of the short ride,
it being only 012 miles from Chicago to
Xew York, an advantage of til miles
overall other lines. Second, for its
substantial road-bed of stone, tracks
of steel and bridges of iron aud gran
ite. Third, for the promptness and re
liability of its three through Xew
York passenger trains, aud the magni
ficent equipment of Pullman Palace
and Drawing-llooni Cars on ail trains.
The Wesiinghouse Automatic .Safety
Breaks, facilitate quick stoppages, ami
the introduction on January 1st, IsTS,
of Janney's Xew Improved Patent
Platforms, JJutfers and Couplers, ren
der what is known in railway parlance
as telescoping trains ihijxiss'bbj. IJy
the introduction of Janney's patent,
trains cannot part while in motion,
and by the use of strong steel spiral
springs, there is no strain whilst mov
ing on curves. This is an innovation
the question of strong platforms and
safe couplers and butlers, has been a
subject of great thought and care by
the officials of the line. Janney's pat
tent has overcome all obstacles, and to
day the Fort Wayne and Pennsylvania
can safely challenge the world to fur
nish or suggest an improvement in
their tracks, machinery or equipment,
which will insure greater safety and
comfort to its patrons than they now
enjoy. The fame of the Fort Way no
& Pennsylvania Hail way. is universal.
Travelors from the far oif Japan, Chi
na, Australia, the Indies and Continen
tal Europe, unite in their praises of
this wonderful thoroughfare. Tourists
glowingly describe the beautiful and
matchless mountain scenery, and sight
seokers, by a daylight ride over the
road, form an idea of the riches of the
growing West. For the first :J00 miles
stretch of rolling prairie between Chi
cago and Crestline, magnificent farms
with their great fields of golden grain
line either side of tho road, and as far
as the naked eye can reach, forests of
orchards, elegant residences and build
ings furnish abundant evidence of
the wonderful thrift and prosperity of
the Western people. The curling
smoke from the eud'ess cohicrys, aad
the thousands of open mouthed fiery
furnaces, and the humdrum of the bu
sy ' iianufacturing establishments
which are distributed at various points
for the distance of six hundred miles,
exhibit the astonishishing resources of
the people, who help to maintain this
gigantic enterprise. Tho Fort Wayne
& Pennsylvania, between Xew York
and Chicago, was selected by Jarrett
& Palmer, as being peculiarly adapted
for their famous California Special Ex
press, which ran across the Continent
from Ocean to Ocean in eljldii hours.
.ft. Xew York on the moru-
ing of June 1st, 187G, making the run
to Pittsburg, without stopping, 441
miles in nine hour and JtJ'ty-Jice min
utes. This extraordinary run is with
out a parallel in the history of rail
roading. It must be remembered, on
the Pennsylvania railway, by a pecu
liar arrangement of water trenches be
tween tho rails, engines are enabled to
force water into their tanks whilst
moving at full speed. Between Pitts
burg and Chicago the train ran " away,
or in other words beat its own sched
ule tim;. It was on the Western Di
vision, which for "00 miles is perfect
ly level and alm'osl an air line, the fa
mous bursts of speed were accomplish
Por two hours in a blinding storm of
wind, rain, lightning and terrific thun
der which seemed to conspire against
the successful termination of this
great race against time, the train fie w
over the heavy steel rails and elegant
and ballasted tracks, at the rate of
sixty miles per hour. At ten P. M.,
precisely, smoking and steaming, with
many minutes to spare, amidst the
greetings of tho excited multitude
which had assembled, the train entered
the Fourt Wayne depot, making the
unprecedented run of 012 miles from
New York to Chicago, in 20 hours
averaging over 43 miles per hour, in
cluding the stops.
The accomplishment of this extra
ordinary continuous run, is an evi
of the perfect coudition and wonder
ful management of this modern high
way of America. Xew York Graphic.
How to Learn to swim.
Every boy and girl should learn to.
swim. A writer in me American Ag
riculturist offers the following sugges
tions by obedience to which the art of
swimming may be readily acquired:
When I was a boy, I learned to swim
by means of a swimming-board. This
is the safest method possible, if corks
are used, they may slip from around
the breast down beneath the body,
throwing the head beneath the surface,
and putting the wearer in danger of
Some country boys get two bladders
and tie them together with a short
string and use these as supports. They
are the most dangerous things possible
for aboy to have.
The board is perfectly safe, and one
may learn to swim in a very short time
by using one. It should be, over four
feet long, made of soft, white pine or
To use it, a boy wados into the water
up to his shoulders, then taking hoi I
the end of the board, he pushes it bo
fore him, towards the bank, and not
into deep water, springs forward
with his lee!, and throws himself 11 it
upon t he wi-ter.
Tliis movement carries him along a
few feet. He then draws up both iits j
legs at the s;iine time, keeping his knees j
i j f.ir MMir! 'is i t - s i 1 : T :iml tlipn lr!V:- !
ts out witu both, not straitgat bae.c j
id but, side wa vs. as
The .stroke is niaile sbjwly, and is re
pented a'-cani.diawing up the legs slow
ly and f-teadily. 1 he board keeps the
head above water. When the leg-stroke
has been learned, one bund is taken
from the board and the stroke learned,
or the chin may be rested on the board,
while the stroke is taken with both
This is very good plan, as it compels
the swimmer to keep his bauds under
water, which he should always do.
Dy-an bby, the board may be pushed
ahead, ami the young swimmer may
swim afUr it, always keeping it w ith-
in reach. ; Whn a numlwn- of boys - go
to swim, they should always have t wo
or three ot tiio.se loaids with them for
u.-e in ca-c x.f an accident.
... . , . t . : t . . j . i. t r . . . i I
J. lie r armor s iusuui.h at l.uiuuai
this time has been a great success. We
attended a few days the first week, and
were very much interested. We be
lieve their "talks' do great good and
impart a wonderful idea of practical
information. We append a portion of
the proceedings for last Thursday's
. 3IOENINO SESSION
The Institute was called to order at
10 o'clock, and tho discussion The
Horse was taken up.
A statement was made of one in
stance where Xorman horses displayed
great strength. The instance was in
drawing gravel out of a creek bed up a
bank, where 1,500 pounds made a load
for common teams, while a team of
Xorman horses drew three and a half
tons out. of .the same place. It was
considered something extraordinary at
Mr. Franklin stated that he knew of
oi:e place in Ohio where Xorman hor
ses were imported and bred, and gave
great satisfaction. As a horse for all
purposes, they had great strength and
endurence and good speed for draft an
imals. They were eagerly sought at
large prices, from $150 to i?:J00 a piece.
The people all liked them.
Mr. Carrington stated that there w as
no horse better for Xebraska, both for
work and profit. He said that it was'
true that there were some bad ones
among them, but they were exceptions:
such were mostly imported by persons
who did not know a good horse, simply
for speculation. He said that some
people do not like the largo horse; but
thought that the evidence from every
place' that he had been, ought to con
vince men on that point, as where
they are best known, they are nniver
Mr. O'Connell, from Illinois, stated
that Dillon, the great importer, com
menced t!Te business by mortgaging
his farm for tho first horse. He is
now wealthy, and owns all the farms
around his old one; stated that he had
sold several teams of half bloods and
quarter bloods for 8100 and $J0O. lie
knew of one man that had sold from
one mare 80,100 worth of horses; he
thought the Xorman tho best horse;
said also that they were not a vicious
horse, but docile and kind.
Mr. Carrington stated in answer to
a question, that a few exceptional cas
es were vicious, but it was because
their grooms made them so; said that
Mr. Dunham, of Illinois, one of the
great importers, kept on hand from 50
to 100 horses, and no whips were used
upon them ; he also stated that Mr.
Dunham had made ia five years 8150,
000 in his business; he stated that the
counties of Xebraska could not make
a better invc'stm?nt than to have one.
of these good Xormans or Clydesdales;
stated that the kind of horses that were
sought by tho largo cities were those
weighing 1,200 and upward. 1 or some
purposes the heavier tho better, if they
had the stvle and walk, and owners of
such horses did not have to seek buy
ers, but people came to them and bought
at big prices.
Prof. Thompson rravo a lecture on
the "Xew Method of teaching the Man
ual Arts of Farming and Other Indus
tries." The thiQst display of mechan
ical arts exhibited at the Centennial
was that of the Russian school. Bos
ton then established a school of teclr
nico!o-y for teaching these arts. Be
fore this one man would teach but one
man at a time, instead of a whole class ;
or a boy was apprenticed for a number
of years, in order to learn a trade, and
thus his opportunity for school taken
The Professor exhibited a number
of implements that s. student had made
from cast iron, with .a file. The object
being to teach him how toiiso a file;
and upon each piece was marked how
near perfect it Avas, and several were
marked 100, or perfect. 1 he Proiessor
had been told by master mechanics that
they were made better than most ap
prentices could make them, after four
years work, and the young man had
spent about 120 hours in instructions.
The object of the school is not to teach
them a trade, but the principals that
underlie a trade. There are some parts
of farming that are purely elementary.
To hold a plow is an art. At a trial
in Utica several years ago there was
shown to bo a draft of twenty per cent
greater with a poor plowman than a
good one. Learn to expend less mus
cle and more skill. lie thought if
would be more appropriate if our state
agricultural society would give premi
ums to boys who could plow the best,
or drop corn the best, instead of for
racing horses. If a hoy is only taught
he will take pride in doing what he
ifbes well, but if driven from morning
til night with no word of encourage
ment, no wonder he thinks farming a
drudgery, and abandons it as soon as
A Self Registering Uallot-IIox
New Haven Palladium.
A patent ballot-box is exhibited to
members of the Legislature by Law
rence Van Alstyne, of Sharon, designed
to prevent repeating any false voting,
15y an apparatus completely secured
over the lid of the box, a lever worked
by the box-tender is made to ring a
bell and registrate a number plainly
visable every time a ballot is dropped
As the leaver is released the apparatus
through which the ballots pass is clos
ed, so that there can be no voting with
out the knowledge of the tender. At
the close of the voting the register
shows just how many votes have been
inserted. In case of a dispute about a
vote the ballot can be numbered, and
thrown out if found fraudulent.
THE FARXruS ON MONEY.
Eli Perkins fleets a Ilieh Iowa Fanner.
The newspapers come into the coun
try here loaded down with heavy ed
itorials on the money question. The
farmers here don t know and don t
j c-aro whv there is all this talk
j silver and gold and greenbacks,
"What will you take for that load of
j wheat V" I asked staunch Lon Wilson,
one of tlte solid farmers from Owen's
j as he roueou a load of wheat up the
main street of Mason City (Iowa), ves-
- "Lighty-five cents, sir, he said, pul
ling away to stop a pair of splendid
"Silver or gold?" I asked
"I don't care which, sir. A dollar's
a dollar to me I'll sell my whole 4,000
bushels ot wheat for the same price
too and take silver dollars, green
backs or goto.
Mbit don't you know silver dollars
are tiown none you Know silver is
worth less than greenbacks?" I asked
"No, sir, I don't. They ain't down
out here in Iowa. Eightv-five cents in
greenbacks, silver or live-cent nickles
will buv this load ot wheat. Cause
why? 'Cause silver dollars, will buy
anything in Mason City.
"lint a silver dollar is worth less
"Xo. 'taint, cither!" he interuptcd, as
ho lifted a molasses' jng out of the
wagon. "It s all a dang newspaper lie.
I tell you, we farmers '11 take silver
dollars for wheat, and be glad to get
'You mean you'll take the trade dol
lar, dont you, Mr. Wilson?"
"Xo, I don't mean no trade dollar.
I mean we'll take any silver dollar
that s got an American eagle on it.
All we look at is the V. S. and the ea
gle, an' dang your soul if I look at any
thing but the eagle. Yes. sir, any
thing with a good, healthy eagle on it
buys my wheat ; and there comes a
string of wheat wagons a mile long,
and what'il buy my wheat '11 buy theirs.
You hear me!"
"Eut the silver dollar has been de
monetized." "lleen what?"' exclaimed Mr. Wil
son. "Demonetised," I answered.
'T don't believe a word of it. That's
another dang newspaper lie. Do you
pretend to tell me," he said, as" he
crammed his hand into his trowsers
pocket and fished up an 185!) half-dollar
piece, do you tell me that that half
dollar's been de t'e demonetize 1?
Xo, sir! Xet if I know myself. I've
carried that half-dollar in my breeches
pocket for twenty years. 1 took it for
wheat over in Illinois in 1S5T, and I'm
willin' to take it for wheat over in
Iowa again in IbTT. Ain't all the half
dollars I see around here jus like this?
Won't it buy sugar and molasses?
Can't I pay my hired man with it?
Then what's all this infurnal nonsence
about, anyway ? We farmers don't
want the money changed. I say these
old half-dollars suits us. You hear
me again!" and the rich old farmer
pulled up his overcoat and laid the old
half-dollar away in his pocket again.
I am satisfied, my deluded newspa
per friends, that, after all your tine
writing, Lon Wilson, one of the rich
est and most intelligent farmers in
Iowa, represents eight out of ten of
the farmers in the West, and in the
Miss Fannie Kellogg, of Council
Bluffs, is reported as "leading the whole
army of singers" in Boston. Theodore
Thomas engaged her for a series of con
certs in December. A reception was
given her by the Mercantile Library
Association of Boston, after her return
from Omaha, last year.
Juniatta Herald: The Temple of
Honor has ninety-four members. Mr.
lloss Yanatta has purchased Mr. Frank
Hall's farm, paying ST0O, a horse, bug-
p-y and harness. Att'v. (Jen. Huberts
advertises a fine herd of Berkshire? for
Fairmont Bulletin : The Ladies Lit
erary Society had a social debate with
the gentlemen of tho Fairmont Legis
lature, in which the ladies came out
Seward Reporter: A Mr. Seaman
living ten miles east of Seward, is
afflicted with a disease, the symptoms
of which are bleeding from the eys
ears, nose, mouth, kidneys and bowels.
A new paper in Seward, the Advocate.
Miss Bertha Birkett, of Omaha, was
thrown from a" runaway horse and
hung by the stirrup for half a block.
Was saved from death by the mud.
which softened her fall. A thief in
Omaha stole from Judge Lake's resi
dence o3 in money, gold eye-glasses, a
silver fruit knife, a pocket-book, a set
of studs, and some other artich s. He
opened the frcnt door by turning the
key in the lock with a pair of nippers.
Lieut. Edgar B. Robertson, and Miss
Betty Mcdeath, were married in'Oma
ha on the 10th inst.
The opera of the contrabandista was
given in Omaha on the l!Uh inst.. tin
der the supervision of Miss Rogers, for
the benefit of the Ladies Belief .Socie
ty. A mail robbery has just come tolight
which, however, the officers have been
secretly investigating since last Au
gust. A package containing $5,000
in Canadian currency, sent from Xew
York to Fort Benton, was ingeniously
opened.the contents abst racted and seal
ed again, so that the loss was not de
tected until its arrival at Benton. Some
of the bills were recently taken to a
bank in Montreal to bo changed into
U. S. currency, by one Abe Sipr man, a
pawnbroker. Being recognized as the
missing bills he was arrested, and stat
ed that he got them from two Xebras
kans, w ho were still in his store. These
parties were arrested. Their names
are I.. II. Harmon, formerly deputy
warden of the Penitentiary, and Frank
Rose. The actual lhif is supposed to
be one John J. Moore, formerly a pos
tal clerk of the U. P.
West Point Republican: Major J
II. Conkling, who returned from his
second trip to tho newly discovered oil
region near Jenney's stockade, in the
Rapid City district, reports very favor
ably in regard to the progress of that
country. People from every seel ion
of the hills are arriv ing daily to secure
claims and convince themselves of the
undoubted future prosperity of that
region. There are at present fifty-two
claims located. There is a cabin on
every claim, and a town site will soon
i be laid out.
Kearney Press: Col. J. II. Roe lias
been sqnandeiing a goodly portion of
his worldly wealth upon a pala
tial mansion for his feathered song
sters of the Iloudan and Brahma vari
ties. There is but one finer poultry
house and no finer stock of poultry
than his in the state.
Mrs. Clara A. Brown, of Alexandra.
Thayer Co., Xeb., has presented a pe
tion through Senator Saunders to the
Senate for the removal of her political
disabilities, closing thus:
"I ask the light, first, because it is
my (Jod-given right; xeroud. because I
am a tax-payer, and without taxation
representation is unjust; tfiird, because
I am opposed to licensing saloons to
make drunkards of my children with
out my consent."
The amount due Ihe State from the
Warden, Capt. Wyman, has been paid
in full. According to the statement
of the Land Commissioner F. M. Da
vis, it amounted to S278.T3.
The Xiobrara Pioneer states that
reputed troubles with Indians on the
Xiobrara river, is caused by the law
less whites committing depredations
on the Indians, and selling them liquor
which they retalliate by stealing from
any white man they can, and calls up
on the actual settlers to spot these evil
doers and punish them by lawful
means if possible; if not, by force.
Burtonian: Messrs. Condonier &
-Cars Soap Factory is to be taken to
Fremont, where men of capital will
put in steam machinery and brir.g it
up to tho capacity of 20,000 lts per
day. The one here will be converted
into a greese refinery and potash man
ufactory, and likely more men will be
employed than in the soap business.
Brownville Advertiser: Upon en
quiry among the farmers who have
trees, we learn that the fruit buds. of
peach trees are not as yet injured, and
that the prospect or a heavy yield of
fruit the coming season is very flatter
ing. The Sutton Times, Frank Well more
editor, has discontinued publication,
and will be removed to Y'ork.
Journal: A patient at the Insane
Asylum escaped from his keeper and
jumped down an eighty-feet well. In
juries, a broken finger and scratched
hand. J. Sterling Morton accepts the
commissionership to the French expo
sition tendered him:'
FOE THE HOUSEHOLD.
A correspondent of a scientific jour-,
nal says: "There is a method which I
have adopted in my own house to cool
the temperature- of any room during hot
weather, and that is to hang a sheet or
a blanket down outside an open win
dow upon which the sun may he shin
ing. This sheet is wet, end the evapo
ration of (he water produces n delicious-.-Iv
cool apartment. This .sheet is kept
damp by having a vessel tilled with
water above the top ot it outside, and a
piece of i'amiel arranged to form a si
phon, and touchiNg hc vera! portions of
the sheet. The water gradually emp
ties out of the v. ssel, and maybe re
plenished if necessary.''
How few American women at forty
retain their good looks and elasticity of
health and spirits. If our fair country
women would preserve to the last possi
ble hour the charm of beaut)r and tho
blessing of health, in place of sinking
into early invalidism, they must do as
the English women do, accustom them
selves to take long walks in stout shoes,
ride on horseback, busy themselves in
domestic duties, in the garden and in
the dairy, in the practical study of
botany and of sketching out. of doors.
Boating affords admirablo recreation
and healthful pleasure. We have,
known young ladies who could pull a
boat with oars cross-handed, in a stylo
to excite the envy of a college youth
training for a boat race.
To Tickle Cucumbers ('m n.
The object is to pickle them in vin-'
egar without first brining them, l'ick
your pickles, selected to taste, fresh
from tho vines, with half an inch of
stem, cut with scissors or knife ; handle
cart-fully, not to rub off the little prick
les or spines ; with a feather, brush
offany and ail dust; lay them carefully
in the jar, or pickle tub, and pour over
tlp-m scalding hot vinegar, spiced or
otherwise to taste, with a tablesp oonful
of salt to a gallon of vinegar; a little
alum, say a piece as large as a shell-
bark walnut, to a gallon of vinegar,
will improve them for the taste of some.
Let the pickle tub be tin opaqiio one.
aud be kept in tho dark ai:d r-ool;
spread a muslin cloth over the top of tho
pi' kles in the vineg ir, and Sv e that tho
vinegar covers the pickics well, xno
vinegar may need rescalding or renew
ing alter a week or two, which must bo .
kit to the good judgment of tho house
Mr. Sampson (h-imgco, Surgeon to tho.
Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, in a
short article, calls attention to the sub
ject of preserving ice in cases of sick-,
ness. His m-aetice for some ve:rs has.
been to cut a piece of flannel about,
nine inches sqeare, and secure it by,
ligature round the mouth of an ordi
nary tumbler, so as to leave a cup
shancd depression of flannel within the
tumbler to half its depth. In the flan
nel cup so constructed pieces ot ice may
be preserved many hours, all the long
er if a piece of flannel from four to five
inches square bo used as a louse cover
ing to the ic--cup. Cheap flannel, with
comparatively open meshes, is prefer
able, as tho water easily drains through
it, and the ice is thus kept quite dry.
When good flannel with close texturo
is employed, a small hole must be mado
in the bottom of tho fiannr-l cup. other
wise it hold s tho water, and facilitates
the melting of tho ice, whreh is, never
theless, preserved much longer than
in the naked cup or tumbler.
A reserve supply outside the bed
room door can be secured by making a
flannel cop, on the plan above de
scribed, in a jug, and filling it with
little lumps of ice care being taken,
that there is space enough below tho
bag to allow the titer to collect and.
leave the ice dry. This provision will
allow the ice to be used during the hot
test night, without the supply failing,;
or the patient being disturbedtwo
very important considerations. The.
real therapeutic benefit of ice is only
produced in some cases by its free use.'
and its soothing and stilling effect must
be aided by the most perfect surround
Lead poisoning is introduced intotbe
human system in a number of ways
that would not be really suspected.
Such, for instance, is the case when to
bacco chwers are poisoned by tinfoil. .
If it were actually tin,lhecircunistarice
of their masticating it occasionally,
along with tho tobacco would not do
them any harm. But it is said that'
tinfoil nowadays is made of lead and,
only faced with tin. It is safe to take
some of these metallic poison stories
with a grain of salt. Since an in juiry
about lead poison found in the lining
of culinary utensils, investigations,
have been made by chemists at many,
places and nearly always with varying
results. One of them reports that lead'
was found in tho glazing of lined sauce- ,
pans made at the West, but not in those'
made at the East. Some chemists have
not been able to find a trace of lead,
in the suspected glazing. Prof. Mor
ton, of Stevens Institute has made n
careful analysis, and finds in the entire
lining of a large bowl of the "enameled .
iron 'one milligram of lead, lie regards
this as a fair average specimen of that,
sort of ware as sold in cities. If a,
cook, therefore, were to scrape off tho
whole lining of a saucepan at every,
meal, and serve it up as part of thcv
hash, it would take about a month to
poison the boarders. Probably a major
ity of the experts examined sme
antiquated specimens of American
lined ironware, as it is admitted thatj
when these things were first made ir-j
this country powdered glass whs usee,
in compounding the enamel, and niany
kinds of glass contain lead in eonsid
erable quantities. But of late powdereel,
glass has not been u--"tal!'irt'?a.V:ir
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