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VOLUME XIII. y
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY MARCH 14, 1878.
Fxtra copies of Hit' Hkiiai.ii forali by .1. 1.
Young. Fosi office news depot, and o. F. John
soii.coincr of .Main and Filth Struct,
OF FLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,
FI'I'I KSSOK TO
TOOTLE HAXXA Jt CXARU
I.inv KiT7i'KiivLU President
K I., v kv ice -"-si O
a". W. M- lV;iiii.ix. '. Vmlii'-I-:
i . . v ii 1 1 1. 1. u a uu.....t !
This Rank is now open for business at tlieir
new room, coiner Main and Sixth streets, and
Is pit-pare. 1 to transact a general
Stock, Bonds, Gold. Government and Local
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposit h Receirtd and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certijb-atcs.
Ani!alde in anv pait of the Tinted States and
In all Hie Principal Towns and Cities
ii i:T.S I'OIt Tin:
In man Line and Allan Line
O V STr.AMKKS.
1'ersoii w 'islnng to brim; out their friends from
fCIJCH.VSi: TI'KKTS FltOM is
T Ii r n ii s li to I t a t t n in o ii t Ii .
2 -rz '
T L'J '
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Jftlill .St)- t, 'si!- S'linidt is Jlnnsi:
S II A VIM! A N li S il A M t'llll I N (I
Feeial atleutieii i.iveii to
rriTiS'i r.7A).,;,vv; .iyr i.a
di ax u An:.
a:.l axhskh r.ooxi:, r.KXTs,
A I'd .i t a limine i:i a
Pl:il'i:i tn '.: K
J'ALACi: 'I'lLI.IAlH) If ALL
(Main St.. e.i-t of Fir-t Nat. r..i:0
I'l.AITSMtH Til. - - - M-"-i!V
r. vi; i si-rn.i i:i wri t! ;
f.fst win'k-!. i.ni'(ii:, cn;.n-.
4i.vi !!:::, ,-T(- i:Tl'-
31 ACIHXE SHOPS !
ltipnircr f ist-am Eirjiii-x, JltH'is.
.Sitr mid 0'n't JfU'i
AS AM STMAH iTTTHWS,
Wr"ii-t-t Iron ripe. Ki-.ce av.d t.if! 1'ipes steam
i;ai;--'es.S.tfel - V:i!i" mh". and all
kinds of I'.rass Engine 1- itlinys.
ii paiied on slu'it imtifc.
F A It M MACIUNEHTl
llepaired on Short Notice. 4 -''!
T II E P U T C II E R,
(.'an always to foand at
IlatTs Old Stan d,
lli adij to t7 the list Meats.
1 lN'i lmv freh fat cattle, sheep. lnc .to.
direct from the l.irmeis every day, and his
meats are ala' Jtood.
; nf: FISH, -I A') Fon'L, JA" SKASi.
SAGE BROTHERS, .
rrt-., KTc, i:ir.
Oi f loor Fast of ttie l'ost-omce, riatlsmoiitli,
Fractieal Workei-s in
SHEET IliOX, Ziyc, TIX, JUiA
ZIER 1', Jr., tf c.
lATgc assortment of Hard :ina Soft
Wood ami Coal Stoves for
KEATING OR COOKING,
Always im ll-iiid.
Every variftv of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
"Work, kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done nn Short Notice.
fZVKH YTHIXG ir.4 lilt A XTEIt ! .JPJ
KICKS LOW lOH'X.
BU SAGE BROS. ;
- HAM, 31. CIIAInA.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
j And Solicitor in Chancery. Oflice- in Fitzger-
11. 1 rLATTSMOFTH, neb.
,A w " " Mrtl Vlr? mu 1 At I n-
snranee Agents, riattsmoiith. Nebraska. Col-
t..x-paci-. Have a complete abstract
of lilies. j;uy jind sell real estate, negotiate
loans, &c. ! I
J AM KM K. MOHKIKOX.
ATTOIiNKY AT LAW. Will practice in Casn
ami ailjiiiniiTi; Counties ; irives special attention
to collect ionx and alistraclsof title. Ullieewitli
lli'ii. S. Smith. FitGerald lllock, l'lattsinont It,
Nehraska. 1 Ty 1
4KO. S. H3I1TII.
ATTOUNKY AT LAW and Keal Estate Bro
ker. Special attention jriven to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
(!'ii e on -'d lloor, over l'ost OtUee. 1'luttsmouth,
Netiraska. J I.
- Jw7- 1V i.iM.t4
.rrsTH'E OF THE PEACE, ami collector of
delits. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortiraiies. Heeds, ami oth
er instruments drawn, and, all county liusiness
tisunllv transacted before a Justice of the 1'eace.
l'.e-t of reteieiice iven if reiiilred.
titliee on .Main street. West of Court House.
.4n-yl dOHN W. HAINES.
I. II. WHKEI.Ki:.
K. II. STONK.
WHEELER & STOKE,
ATTOHXEYS AT LAW,
I'lat tsmout I XlrHliJi.
ic i: mvix;sto,
ril A'SICfAX & SI KCFON. tenders his pro
fessional services to ihe citizens of Cass comity,
itesideiii-e souttieast corner Sixth ami .ik sts. ;
Mliceon ?.I:;in street, two doors west of Sixth.
Ilt. J. 31. 1VATEKMA,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
IjituiKViUc, Cnss .., JVt7.
Always at the ofT.ei; on Saturdays. yl
int. sr. ii. sciiii.iuwXKniT,
FltACTISlNi; 111 YSiCI A N. ill attend calls
at all hours, night or dav. l'lattsnionth. Nc
josr.i'ii H.HAI.K. ii. i.
I'll YSK'J AN .t srilfJF.ON. will atfeml all
calls, day or oilit. Dttice with K. Ii. I.ivinjr
sti.n. Jl.i'iu St., one door above Ulaik & l: n II
is:. a ii. in i.iii'.iiitAM,
ritAl TU'lNC FHYSICIAX. Louisville. Neb.
Calls promptly attended to. oily
J. .V. UUnuullY, - - - Pi opri ti:
I. nV. imi Central. Cood Sanip!e Knuin..
Every attention paiil to j;u;-sts. 4:;:n::
ri.Arrs.-.iorrii. - - - - - Nki:.
C03LM ERCIAL HOTEL,
j.i x c i, x, xi:i5..
J. J. UIIIOFF, - - - VroprMor.
The tn-; known and most popular Landlord
in liie Male. Al A.iys stop ai I lie Commercial.
;.Aiti:: .sr and finest hotel f.etwlen
C!i;CAi:0 ANI SAN FKANCIStO.
j !:(. THRALL,, - - J'iop.
S.l LK, FEED cf- LI YER Y XTAZ1LE.
On Main street nearly oppoMt.' the Court
!loiie, l'ialtsimuith, .ei.
The bin iu and . selling of j.rood horses made
the specialty of the bu.Mue.s.
New Horses & Carriages,
and tr-niie horses, for Ladies to drive art kept
at this Stable.
Al-o a carry all. which runs to lh depot, and
will i-.i: : pa.oeiiers from any place in town on
FARMERS CALL AND EA'AMLXE
MY STOCK FOR SALE.
Svl E. IWHMKLK.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
REST MILWAUKEE BEER.
which can be hail at no other
ra.Acr. ix tiii: city.
Also the best of
tvixrs. 1. 1 y rons, .ixn cin.ins.
win: Ai'i'j.i: iqiLi:i) cidkh.
Roiled dorn front '.I ijalloiis to 1
At IM. Tlosenbtiutn's by the glass or
:t-".in'. I'd. KoMeiibaiini.
. 2. i. w y
LLYFRY, FEED AXD SALE STA
BLES. ConirrGtli and l'earl Sts.
noits I'.oai:ii:i r.v thk
DAY, WCKIi, OK .MO.YTH,
SOLD OIR. TEAlDEn.
For a Fair Couiinissioti.
TLIMS AT Al.I IJOlItS.
Vailicular attention paid to
Driving and Training
A hearse furnished when called for.
A 4rent ICeiluet Ion In 1'i iccsof
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Trices red 'iced from 20 to .'.II per rent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1S77. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
!! Sinlthlh Id St., Fittsbur'li. Fa, isV
II. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
Malu street. Coruer of Fifth,
still Better Rates for Lumber.
Purifies the Blood Ren
ovates and Invigorates
the Whole System.
ITS JIKIiICAL I'HoI'KItTIKrt AKK
Allerali vc, Tonic, Solvent ninl
Ycyct i iu
Mis. H. K. Stkvkns :
Dear Sir. 1 will most cheerfully
add my testimony to thojirreat iitmi
ber yon have already receiveil in fa
vor of yourjrreat and fcood medieine,
' KCK.riNK.forl do not think enough
can be said in its praise ; lor 1 was
troubled over thirty years with that
dreadful disease, Catarrh, and had
such bad -oiiliinr stiells that it
would i-eem as thoti;h I never could
breathe any more, and Vkukti.vk
has cured me ; and I do feci to thank
liod all the time t hat I heie is xoood
a medicine as Vkii-.tink, and I also
think it one of t lie best medicines
for coughs, and weak, sinking feel
ing at tlie xtomach. and advixe ev
erybody to take the V K i KT I K, for
I can assure them it is one of the
best medicines that ever was.
My dauirhter has received great
benefit from the us- of Vk;ki ink.
Her declinin;; health was a source
of fii-eat anxiety to all Her friends
A few bottlco!' V Ki;K Tl M-: rrstored
her health, strength, and appetite.
N. II. I 1 1. DEN,
lifiirniice and Keal E-tate Auetit,
No. 4J Seats HuildiitLC.
C 1 1 A It 1. 1 'STOW , M A ss.
H. K. Stkvk.Ni! :
Drtir Sir. This is to certify that
I have used your I'.lood ('repara
tion "' in my family forseveial years.
aut think Iliaf for Scrofula or Can
cerous liuiiioisor Ithciima! ic Allec
tions. it cannot ho excelled ; ami. as
a blood purifier or spi in:r medicine,
it is the best tiling I have ever used,
and I have used almost I'Verythin.
I can cheerfully recommend n to
any one iu need of sin-ii a medicine.
Miss. A. A. DIX.VUOKE.
No. la Kusncll Street.
IT IS A
Sin i ii ItoiSToX, Feti. T, 1ST.).
M it. Si i: kns :
lunr Sir, I have taken several
bottles of your Ykuktink. and am
convinced it is a valuable remedy
for Dyspepsia. Kidney Complaint,
and general debility of l he .ysiem.
I t;iii h-artiiy rt-coiiniieiid it to all
suit eriiur from i he above com pi. tin Is.
M ollis respect l ull v.
M Its. M V N K E I'A K K E K
tti Alliens Siieet.
i2. II. STCVi:.S, E:s;:i, Muss.
Ycictiiis is Sail ty all Drnjrgists.
W.t'joii, Bti'j'jy, Mai-hine and Plow re
2airin:, and yncral johbiny.
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
ol farm and ol her machinery, as there
is a good lathe in my shop.
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the waon .shop.
He is well known as a
NO. 1 AVOlMvMAX.
pw Waiton mid Itujjiiiew made to
SAT I S FACTION C, F A K A NT K E I ).
Shop on Sixth street, opposite Streiyhts Stable
In Flattsiiiouth, Neb., on Fourth St., about the
MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK,
you will find :
loin l'Umters, (liana & Iiorse)
Stii riii?r Plows,
ami all kinds of Farm Implements and
.shelf Hardware, Tin Ware, &c, &c.
Hungarian and Millet.
Seed for Sale
C. IICISCLi, - Propilefor,
Flour, Corn Mtal & Feed
Always on hand and for sale: at lowest cash
prices. The lushest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn, l'articular attention given custom work.
STBEIGHT & MILIEU,
IL arm sa Ma n aft ii-tu rtrs,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
FRUIT, COXFECTIOXEY, .
Kemeiuber the place opposite E. J. Dovey's i
on Lower Main Street. j
21-1 STIIEIQIIT & MILLER. I
Plnclng-the tittlebats all In a row.
Ready for church on the morrow, you know;
Washing we faces and little black fists.
Getting them readyand fit to be kissed;
Putting them Into clean inirments and white
That is what mothers are doiajf to-uigbt.
Spying out holes la the little worn hos
Laying- ly shoes that aro worn through th
Looking o'er garments so faded and thin
Who but a mother knows where to begin?
Changing a button to make it look right
That is w hat mothers are doing to-night.
Calling the little ones all 'round her chair.
Hearing them lisp forth their evening prayer;
Telling them stories of Jesus of old,
VTTio loved to gather the lambs to His fold;
Watching, they listen with weary delight
That la what mothers arc duin,' to-nia: lit.
Creeping so softly to take a Inst peep.
After the little ones all are asleep;
Anxious to know if the children are warm.
Tucking tho blanket "round each little form.
Kissing ench little face, roey nr.a bright
That is what mothers aro doing to-night.
Kneeling down gently beside the white bed.
Lowly and meekly she bows down her head.
Praying as only a mother can pray,
"God, guido and keep them from going
XOBODY IN PARTICULAR.
BY S. AXXIB FROST.
A fair face slightly flushed with tho
interest excited by an open book over
which it was bent; short curls of a warm
eheslnnt color, pushed back by a little
white hand still half hidden in their
luxuriance; dewy lips parted to show
pearly teeth, eyes of deepest blue,
shaded by long brown eyelashes. This
was the picture Edna Fletcher made
as Teter Jones looked in at the low,
French window, his tender, honest
heart going out to her feet as it al
ways did when he saw her.
She never heard liis steps on the
short, thick grass, sho never saw his
handsome, dark face looking in upon
her, as she read with tager eyes and
deep, sighing breath the book before
He watched her for some moments,
and then said, softly:
'I wish you wouldn't call me Xed.
You know I hate it!" she said, pettish
ly, without looking up.
"I forgot," he answered, penitently.
"Well, don't forget anymore," and
she looked up then, with a regretful
sigh, holding the book open with her
"l'ou wish I'd lake myself off. and
let you read in peace," lVter said, read
ing the thought more plainly titan po
litely visible upon the beautiful face.
"We!!," Edna said, slowly, "you
know you were here this morning."
"And last evening, and yesterday
afternoon, and yesterday morning,
"Stop, please. I suppose I am a nui
sance But it i3 holiday time for me,
aud it is always hard to keep away from
where you are, Ned!"
"Xedl" with great scorn.
"You never used to care when you
were a little girl."
"I'm not a little girl now, and I'm not
a boy, and my name is Edna!" verr
"I will try to remsmber. Hut haven't
you just one civil word for a fellow,
"I can't think of any just this min
ute," with a sudden merry light in the
big blue eyes.
"What are you reading?"
" "Oh, you must read it. It is a novel,
to be sure, but such a hero. He is so
brave and noble, so true and faithful."
"A real hero, eh?"
''Yes. Oh, if I could just see one re
ally great man. But nobody ever
comes to l'oint Itaynor, but city pleasure-seekers,
for sea bathing; and no
body lives here but country gentlemen,
"(Jily clerks on vacation. Why don't
you say it?" said Peter, bitteily.
" Well you know, llr. Jones "
A long whistle interrupted her.
"So it's to be Mr. Jones, as well as
"Peter is so horrid. Whoever heard
of a hero named Peter Jones?"
"I don't claim to be a hero, that's a
fact. I am well aware that I am no
body in particular, Edna, but, Edna I
love you you know I love you as well
as if I was the greatest of meu."
"Yes," she said, carelessly, "you've
been telling me so ever sine I was
three years old."
"But I am not a boy, now, Edna; and
you are eighteen. I love you just as
well uow as I've loved you since you
were a baby. Only, dear, a man's love
begs some return. Tell me you love
"But I don't. That is," seeing the
deathly pallor that swept over her
lover's face to his very lips. "I l ie
you well enough, Peter, only we are
not children any more, and its differ
"What is different? You will be my
"Well no, I think not. I may never
meet the man I could love, but I don't
want to marry nobody in particular."
"But, Edna "
"Stop a moment. You see, Teter, it
would be just the same as marryin
Tom or Will. You've been oue of my
brothers all my life, and now, has there
ever been one single day I've not seen
you? Of course you're away now all
day in the city, but you come over
every night, and and "
" Ywu're tired of me?"
"Well, yes a little."
"I'll tire you no more."
He took his elbows off the window
sill, put his bauds there, and sprang in.
One moment he held her fast in his
arms, pressed one kiss on her lips, then
sprung over the window-sill, down the
garden path, out of her sight.
"Ile'll be back this evening," Edna
thought, opening her book again, and
quite forgetting the noble, honest, true
heart she had pained, in the trials of
her fictitious hero.
And Peter Jones went over to the
farmhouse he had called home all hi3
life, and up to his room. Only a few
minutes there, and he came down
stairs again to the kitchen.
"Auntie, I'm going to take that Cali
fornia offer," he said, quietly.
"Lawful sakesl You don't mean it.
Whatever will we do without you?"
- 44 You've thirteen plagues left. Some
day I may be able to prove I'm not un
grateful for the home and motherly
love you've given me, since my own
mother died on your porch, a starved
"There thcrel You've been a good
son to me, Peter a good son. The
Lord bless you wherever you are.
You'll write to me?"
"ften. Goodbyl I'm just in time
for the train. I'll see uncle as I go
over; he's on the five-acre lot."
Ko word of the sore wrench he was
making; no blame for the careless re
jection of hislife-long devotion. True,
loyal, and loving, Peter accepted his
fate, and set his face manfully towards
a future where Edna was not.
"I've just made her sick of. the sight
of me,"lie thought, strangling a sob in
his throat, "and 111 take myself off."
It wa3 not twenty-four hours later
when all Port Itaynor knew that Peter
Jones had accepted a splendid chance
in California, in a branch house con
trolled by his employers in the city,
just beyond the little sea-side village.
Edna experienced only simple amaze
ment first. Peter Jones in California.
Tom : nd Will, her brothers, teased her
about her recreant lover, Mrs. Fletcher
asked if she had quarreled with Feter,
and her father said, "sensible fellow."
Then nobody spoke of him, for he
wtis only one of the many visitors to
i the Fletcher Place, where Mrs. Fletch
er presided over the most pretentious
hout-e at Port Itaynor.
Mr. Fl- tcherwas a wealthy man in
that quiet village, though his money
was but a small fortune compared to
that of city grandees. But it sufficed
to make him a leading man in his vil
Edna bt-ing his only daughter, and
much younger than her brothers, was
pretty thoroughly spoiled.
Petted from her babyhood, she had
grown up self-willed, slightly petulant,
and amazingly pretty, the belle of Pot t
Itaynor, and the object of attention to
i frost of those summer visitors of whom
she spoke so slightingly.
Peter was scarcely missed In the so
cial gatherings that made the summer
houses pleasant at Port llayuor, but
Edna wondered what made them all so
suddenly dull to her.
She had plenty of attention from her
old friends and neighbors, and from all
her visitors who saw her pretty face
and graceful movements. But her hero
did not appear, and Peter Jones was in
California. There was nobody just
like Peter after all; nobody just so kind
and thoughtful, so strong and yet so
gentle; so well read, and so modest, and
at this point Edna would strangle a
sigh so fond of her.
He was growing rich In California,
Mr. Flelher said, being a good business
man, with a line opportunity made for
him by the firm which had sent him
out. lie would find some fair, gentle
girl who was not petulant and would
give him the return he deserved for his
love and devotion, and he would mar
ry her of course, and never come back
to Port Itaynor. And here the sigh
would have its way.
Mrs. Fletcher was surprised that at
twenty-one, Edna, the most attractive
girl at Port Raynor, was Edna Fletcher
still. Tom and Will were both mar
ried and living in the city, where Edna
spent the winters with them, and had
rejected several offers. She would not
acknowledge to her own heart that all
her love had been given to Peter. That,
she told herself, was a little too absurd,
but certainly she loved no one else.
Three years Peter Jones had been in
California, and had been placed at the
head of the branch house there, work
ing faithfully in the interest of his em
ployers, and slowly, but steadily, mak
ing his own fortune.
He had not yet found the ideal wo
man that Edna imagined would be his
wife, and in his great loyal heart there
was ever an aching sense of loss, since
Port Itaynor was left so far away. He
had thought it would be many long
years yet before he left his new heme,
and was not quite pleased when he was
ctdled to the city he had left by his em
ployers. But while the steamer
ploughed her way homeward many a
thought of the old farm, of Edna, arose
in his heart to conquer any lingering
regret at his return. .
Edna! She would be married before
this to some new friend, who had not
Injudiciously wearied her with his con
stant presence and persistent atten
tions. Well, he could call and offer
congratulations. That old wound was
healed, he said, knowing by its twing
ing how sore it was still.
It was dusk, on a summer evening,
when the train drew up at the Port
Itaynor station, and one gentleman
stepped out upon the platform.
"No baggage," he said, to the wait
ing porter, and sauntered xrp the road
towards the Jones' farm.
But the same road led him first to the
gate of Mr. Fletcher's large, handsome
house. There was no group upon the
porch, as there had been always in the
old times. Of course not, the new
comer thought, impatiently; all the
young folks are married and away.
He had hesitated at the gate, and he
thought he could spare time for a short
call, only to inquire for Mr. and Mrs.
Fletcher, old friends, who demanded
some courtesy from a neighbor so long
He went across the grass and to the
low, French window. This had been
always his path to the house, and he
smiled as he found himself on the spot
where he had left Edna three years be
fore. 'I'll go to the front door and ring,"
he thought, but going a moment to
glance through the half closed blinds.
Two figures, dim in the gathering
darkness, were on the sofa. Both wore
light dresses, and they were close to
gether, as if talking confidentially. Pe
ter did not think that he was being an
eavesdropper. He only lingered be
cause he recognized a voice whose tones
had always been the sweetest music in
"But why need I marry anybody?"
That was what Edna said. Not mar
ried not married!
Peter did long to shout the words, but
a quiet, low voice answered:
"You need not, Edna. ButFa"paand
I wonder sometimes if our little girl's
heart is really so set against marriage,
or if she is hiding some secret from
"Secretl I never had a secret."
'You are not engaged then, without
"No. How could you think such a
"And you really have never loved any
of your suitors?"
Silence. Peter Jones knew that he
was playing a very mean part, that he
had no right to wait for the unveiling
of a maiden's heart in this sly fashion,
and yet he could not stir.
"Was there any one, Edna?" Mrs.
Fletcher said, very gently, "who won
my daughter's heart, and did not know
the treasure was his?"
A choking voice answered:
"Yes, mamma, but don't ask me who
it was. He he was nobody in partic
ular. Peter Jones walked around to the
front door, and rang the bell. Nobody
would have guessed by his quiet manner
that his heart was throbbing to suffo
cation, his hands cold, his head dizzy,
wiih the sudden rush of a great hope.
There was light in the wide drawing
room where presently Mrs. Fletcher
and Edna came to greet him, and Ed
na, prepared by his card, was self-possessed
and gracious. She had changed
in those three years, had lost her pet
ulance, was more womanly, and yet nn
pretty as ever. And Peter Jones knew
that the love in his heart was not con
quered, but strong as death there still.
"Well, just to think of it," Mrs. Jones
said, when she came home from the
wedding, "that Edna should refuse
such splendid offers as she has and
marry our Peter. She was always talk
ing about grand, heroic men, and he
has not even a name, only the one we
gave him. Dear dear!"
"You'll be contented, Edna?" refer
said, when they stood on the steamer's
deck bound for California: "you know,
dear, I'm only a business man, there as
here. Nobody in particular."
"But my hero, my love," she said,
shyly. "You did well to punish me for
my petulance by leaving me, for I soon
found there wa3 no one to fill your
place in my heart, no one I could ever
love but Peter Jones, even if he is "
"Nobody in particular," repeated
Had a Copper Bill, Too.
The other day when the Silver bill
parsed the Senate, a citizen who want
ed a glass of beer entered a saloon on
Randolph street, threw down a half
dollar and asked:
"Heard about the passage of the Sil
"Not vhat I knows of," was the calm
"Well, it has passed, and that half
dollar is now worth fifty-five cents."
The saloonist looked hard at the
money, made change very slowly and
"You heardt about debassagi of dot
copper pill, eh?"
"No! What bill is that?"
"It vosh a pill vhat says dot all der
coppers in der country are woit dree
lie handed out three tens, a nickel
and five uennies, counting each one
three, and returning, according to this
count, fifty cents. The drinker slowly
scraped the money off the counter,
coughed and tried to smile, and as he
slowly sauntered out he was heard
muttering a hope that the Red Ribbon
movement would continue to progress.
LITTELL'S LIVING AGE. The
number of The Litinj Aye for the
weeks ending February 23d and March
2d have the following noteworthy con
tents: A French Critic on Goethe, bv
Matthew Arnold, Quarterly Review;
National Religion, part lX.,MavmiUan;
An Oxford Lecture, by John Rtiskin,
Jtnteentti Century; Alareli of an Eng
lish Generation through life Quarterly :
French Home Life, Blackwood; Mac
leod of Dare, by William Black, and
Within the Precincts, by Mrs. Olip-
h ant, both from advance sheets; The
Great Fourfold Waterfall, Eraser;
Doctor Lavardin, a sketch, Macinillan ;
Sltakespeare in France, Xintenth
Century: Erica, translated from Ger
man of Frau von Ingersleben ; Pleasant
People, Saturday Review; Antoine
Cesar Becquerel, Xature; The Crueltv
of Pecuniary Crime, Spectator; Walk
ing Winter, Pall Mall Gazette ; The Emo
tions due to Christmas Bills, Specta
tor; and the usual select poetry and
miscellany. The back numbers con
taining the first instalments of "Erica,"
and a story by Miss Thackeray, are
still sent gratis to new subscribers for
For fifty- two numbers, af sixt)-four
large pages each (or more than 3000
pages a year), the subscription price
(S8) is low; or for 810.50 any one of
the American St monthlies or weeklies
is sent with 1'heLiciny Aye for a year,
both postpaid. Littell & Gay, Boston,
are the publishers. ,
The Friendville Telegraph is a new
paper started by "Wells & Allen of the
Crete Union. Republican, seven col
Friendville Telegraph : J. B. Finch
commenced a temperance work Feb.
7th, meeting with great success, over
400 taking the Red Ribbon. Friend
ville full of visitors, travelers and land
Columbus Journal: Capt. I). I).
Wadsworth lias patented a wind mill.
Plenty of Red Ribbons in Butler Co.
York Republican: New business
house, Mr. J. 11. Post, formerly of Blair,
variety store. Home made telephone
manufactured by MasterDwight Moore
two oyster cans, with buckskin at the
end and connected with string 100 yds.
North Platte Republican : -A fire de
stroyed the quarters of Co. L. 0th Iu.,
Ft. Mcl'herson. Most of the Compa
ny's property saved except their libra
ry, which was a fine one. Lulay, a
gunsmith, manufactured some bogus
half dollars, which he attempted to pass
on the road eastward, but was arrested
at Council Bluffs.
The Kearney Tress states that Gen.
Kilpatrick intends selecting a suitable
range for a large herd of cattle, north
or west of Kearney, and make that
place his future home while he devotes
his attention to cattle raising.
Prof. Geo. E. Church, professor of
Latin in the State University, and who
is now in Europe studying the langua
ges, arrived in Rome, Italy, about the
first of January. He will remain there
till the first of February, then, return
to Berlin, Prussia, to complete his stud
ies. The Herald expects some letters
from him concerning the old city of the
Cicsars, which will be interesting in the
extreme, as he is a splendid writer. At
the conclusion of his Berlin studies the
Professor will visit the Paris exposi
tion, make a brief tour of Ungland.
returning the latter part of Septem ber to
resume his duties at the State Uni
versity. Fremont Herald.
Our reporter called on one of the
county officials this morning and iisked
for news. "Well," said the official, "you
might say that we need more marriage
able young women here." Menless wo
men wanted for womanless men. Wo
man's journals please copy. Niobrara
Statistics of Intemperance.
The following statistics have been
carefully compiled from the 'best au
thorities, and are as nearly correct as
they can be made:
Liquors consumed in the United
Spirituous liquors r,3,T2,002 tral. annually.
licer Zi'J,7-Hi,tli4 -
Imported wines lO.Too.uo'.i " "
Liquors consumed in Great Britain:
Spirituous liquors 3.1.0! 10.377 pil, annually.
Beer and ale yoO.:i4'J.:;;i9 '
Foreign and British
wines 17,141,539 " "
Liquors consumed in Germany:
Hfi.noo.fvio gal, annually.
121,000,0(10 " "
Liquors consumed in France:
Spirituous liquors 27.ooo.ooo "
Beer 51.X00.0OD " "
Wine 000,000,000 "
We estimate that the world con
sumes twice as much as these four
Spirtuous liquors 51 4.0.11 .82 gal. annually.
Iieer 2,",j7.an.i;:t2 "
Wiue i,4S2,2jy,yH "
Cost of liquors in the world in ten
years, 8(5L405,0f 2,234, or twice the val
ue of the United States of America.
Allowing the average value of the
world, per square mile, to equal the
United States, and every one hundred
and twenty years the actual cash value
of the world is consumed in tlnse
The materials used in the manufac
ture are annually as follows:
Bushels of Bushels of
lirain. irai s Value.
F nited States. 3'J,34,J,.VJ0 2,304,312 $12,S'J5.y4.
and Ireland. C.1,!2!.r..V) 3,71.2lii W ro.ri,!)20.
Ctiiuiiuy 9, 12.r.0oo 34,;i4.s5 ;l,l!ti.4K.
France 4,2.t7.fiOO 171,42s,571 :k;,.TSii.3.'7.
The World 242,71,143 432,034,1'til syi,y22,.'3U.
The cost iu Fiance and Germany
would be modified by the cost of grapes,
which are much cheaper there.
The land, buildings, machinery, la
bor, etc., invested in the traffic is about
Acres. and Iilior.
United States $903,41 74,041,044 $9,405,104
Ureat liritain and
Ireland i,B2i,773 92,1!6,HK.T is.271.432
Germany M7,4io 4,i2o,.t Him.wj
France 1,570,017 lw.wi7.aa 27,!i2!,2K3
The World Sj3,228 740,4i,o;o H7,K2l,020
Value of Total
United states.... 4O,170,GOo 12K,oiG,&43
Great r.iitain aim ire-
land 81.48S.ro lKM.870.91
(ieriiialiy 2..70.oiiO 78.3it5.427
r ranee 7s,soo.R."0 2;7.017.70
The World 402.000,400 1,320,903,492
Cost of alcoholic drinks in the United
Direct outlay for drink ?725,407,02
.-ceu iierceui, in me eiu.ooo 000,000
which tile nation should nossess. hut
has been destroyed by the tratne... 700.000,000
i.nrect loss 01 wages 7,yo3,s4
Tea tier cent, on capital employed In
the manufacture 25.84s,om
Tan ier ceut. on capital employed iu
t.'harity bestowed on the poor I4.ooo.nno
I-os by s a and by land 50,000,000
Court, police, hospital expenses, char
ity, litiyalhiii, insurance 207.20G,5I0
Total . 1,800.842,203
This nation receives in return for
100.000 criminals, '
oo.noo deaths from drunkenness,
000.000 besotted drunkards,
CoO.ooO moderate drinkers, who will he sots ten
500.000 home destroyed.
1,000,000 children worse than orphaned.
And if the country shoald be search
ed from centre to circumferance, it
would be impossible to find any good
resulting from this traffic, or a single
reason why it should exist longer Na
tional Temperance Advocate.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
Ckmkxt fok Mi:xni Tabli:
Kxivf.s. A cement used by cutlers for
fastening the blades of dinner knives)
in ivory handles in ma lo of resin,
four puts; beeswax, one part; brick
dust, oi.e pat t. Pill tho hole in tho
handle with the cement, heat t he tang
of the blade, and press it firmly.
I tiliing Tiir K'KAis.- The waste
scraps of gutta perch a, so often thrown
iiwav as useless, may be formed into
caps for bottles by disolving them in
benzole?. Dissolving the gutta peicha
iu benzole over a gentle heat till a
moderately thick 11 ti itl is formed, ami
then add vcrniillion or other coloring
matter to suit the fancy. The corked
bottles are then dipped 111 the mixture,
as in making caps in hot sealing wax.
This method of making capsules is re
ported to give capsules taht are imper
vious to air'and all ordinary liquids.
and the process has the merit of being
simple, easy and cheap.
AVasiiixu flanxfl.-stakcii roLtsir
To w ash flannels, make the water
Utite, soft with dissolved borax, and uso
Dobbins' Kleetric Soap.
A good starch polish may be made
by taking a quart bottle or a pint can,
and put in one-half pound of borax.
Now fill with soft wate; shake well.
Use it for all kinds of starch. The
proportion is two tablespoonf tills for a
shirt. You will soon learn by your
clothes how much to use.
Mrs. E. A.Kx'ight.
A dams, 111.
To fix pencil drawings, prepare water-starch,
in the manner of the laun
dress, of such a strength as to form a
jelly when cold, and then apply with a
bioad camel-hair brush as in varnish
ing The same may be done with thin,
cold isinglass water or size, or rice wa
ter. To prevent "drawing," that is the
growing of the plants towards the light,
all geraniums should be frequently
turned, which will give well-proportioned
plants. If the plants grow too
tall pinch out the top; all the auxilliary
buds will then break into lateral
branches. Again, if the side branches
become too close, prune them out fear
lessly. The geranium breaks easily,
yet there is no fear of killing the plant,
even by pruning it down to a bare
The Use or Wheat Erin.
The bran of wheat, diffused through
hot water, is largely employed by calico
printers, to remove Ihe coloring matter
from those parts of tlieir goods which
are not mordanted, 1. e., having the
colors fixed. A handful mixed in a
pail of water forms an excellent emol
lient footbath. Infused iu hot water
(bran tea), properly sweetened, it forms
a popular demulcent much used in
coughs and hoarseness. It also forms
an excellent manure, and, from con
taining the ammoni.ico-magnesian
phosphates, is especially adapted a3 a
dressing lor potatoes. In some parts
of the country it was, and perhaps still
is, mixed with flour and made into bran
bread used by the poorer orders for
economy, and by the higher classes be
cause recommended by the faculty as
being more wholesome than while
Cookies for the Children. One cup
sugar, one cup sour cream, two eggs,
one teaspoon soda, graham flour or lino
middlings sufficient to roll out. If any
spice i3 wanted ginger is best; one tea
spoonful. If cream is not to be had,
one cup butter, one of sour milk.
Mince-Meat. One pint bowl of meat,
chopped fine; two bowls of apple3; one
of boiled cider; one and one-half cups
of molasses, one cup of sugar; one tea
spoon of cloves; two of cinnamon; two
of allspice and one nutmeg.
Tooth Powder. Ten cents' worth
ground chalk, five cents' worth orris
root, five cents' worth myrrh,, one tea
spoonful powdered castilo soap. Mix
all well together.
Raised Doughnuts. Beat one egg
very light, in one cup of sugar; add one
tablespoonf ul of butter sweetlard will
do as well and work it in one quart of
raised dough; roll out, cut in fancy
strips and fry in noiling lard. Dough
nuts thus made are much lighter and
nicer than to add the egg and sugar be
fore letting it rise.
Cocoanut Cake. One cup of sugar,
half cup of butter, stirred to a cream,
3 eggs. Take 2 of the whites for icing
and put the other with the yolks In the
cake; f cup of milk, or milk of the co
coanut, 2i cups flour, in which has been
stirred 2 teaspoousf ul of baking pow
der, 2 teaspooil of lemon essence.
Bake in jelly tins. For icing, whip tho
whites of the 2 eggs to a froth, add i
pouud pulverized sugar, 1 teaspoonful
of lemon essence. Grate one good
sized cocoanut, ice the cakes ami
spread thickly with the grated cocoa
nut. Itoly-poly Pudding. Take a quart of
flour, rub into it three lablespoonsf ul of
lard, roll it out, cut into four pieces;
place a lump of butter on each; flour
well; place one above another, then
roll out again about six inches wide
and twelve long; take some preserve,
(plum is best,) spread it on pretty thick,
wet the edges of the paste to make it
stick closeiy, then roll it over and over;
tie it up securely in a well floured cloth,
boil two hours and serve with nice
Dutch Loaf. One pound of flour,
half a pound of sugar, one egg, quarter
of a pound of butter, half a pound of
raisins, and half a pound of dried currantswell-cleaned
and rolled in flour;
a half teaspoonful of baking soda dis
solved in enough buttermilk to make
the batter of the proper consistency.
Beat the butler and sugar to a cream,
add the eggs, then stir in the flour and
buttermilk; add the fruit last. Bake
slowly, as tho fiuit will not admit or a
hot oven. Do not forget to add a good
pinch of salt to the mixture.
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