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Main Street, opposite Saunders House.
J n A V I N O AND SHAMPOOING
rspeei.V. attention given to
Vt'TTlXO CHILDREN LA
CALL. AND SEE BOONE. GENTS.
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MZ-.tCZ; BILLIARD HALL
(Main St., er.st of Flint Nat. TVtniO
rl-ATTSMOUTH. - - -vrB
mt uAit i.s HTri.irn with the
:EST WINES, LTfiUORS, CIGARS,
, T, HF.F.H, I:TC-
r-pairer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Haw and Grift Mill
;AM AD STEAM F1TTHHS.
oueht Iron Pipe. Force and I.lfl Pipes Steam
Gaus. S;if.-t v-Valve Governor, and all
kinds of Brass Engine I itnuss.
repaired on short notwv.
S paired on Short Notice.
Can aliriis be fovnd at
Halt's Old Stand,
Ready to sell the best Meats.
YOUNG buvs fwh fat cattle, sheep, hoes f.
i--eu trom the fanners every day. and his
t:;cats are always good.
1AUE. FISH, AyD FbVTL, IX SEASOX
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.
- Door East of the Post-Offlce, TlatUuioutb.
ITactic;il Workers in
:ZET IR0Nt ZINC, TIN, BRA
ZIERY,&c.,&c Large assortment of Hard and Soft
Wood and Coal Stovca for
I EATING OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
--C-7 variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stock.
; LIKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
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PSICE8 JCOW lOWX.
volume xiv. y
HAM. M. CIIAPMAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Office In Fltzger
al19y0, k- PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.
I. II. W HKKLKK A. CO.
LAW OFFICE. Real E-tate, Fire and Life In
surance A cents. PlattsinoutU. Nebraska. Col
lectors ta-payerf. Have a complete Rbftract
of titles. Buy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans. &c. yl
JAMI.N E. JIORRINOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
anil adjoining Coviuties ; Rives special attention
to collections and abstracts or title. Oflice w it h
(ini. s. Smith, Fitzgerald Block, Plattamouth,
UEO. H. H3IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention riven to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
Office on 2d floor, over Post Office. Plattsmouth,
JOHN' XV IIAIXEJ
Il'STIfK OF THE PEACE, alio collector of
debts. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortgages. Deeus, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before a Just ice of the Peace.
Best of reference given tf required.
Office uu Malu street. West of 'urt House.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
D. II. WIIF.ELER, K. D. UTO.NE.
WHEELER & STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Plat turn oath ebraka.
It It LIVIXCiSTOX,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tenders his pro
fessional services to ihe citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
otllce on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
Oil. JJ. M. WATERMAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Lniin'lllt, Can Co., Xeb.
ta'" Always at the office on Saturdays. 4oyl
IK. XV. II. MiniLDKXKCHT,
PRACTISING rn YSICIAN. will attend calls
at nil bouis, night or day. Plattsmouth. Ne
braska. 421 y
JOHF.I'II II. IIAL.Ii. 31. I.
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, will attend all
ea!U. !v or night. OlHce with R. It. Living
ston. Main St., cue door above Black & Knff
DIC. CI II. IIIMEBBAX1,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Louisville. Neb.
Calls promptly attended to. 6Hy
r. I-. McC'KF.A,
DENTIST, nnd Ilomo-pathlc Physician. Or
(! comer Mam and Mh si's., over Ilerold's
store, riiittsmntith. Neb. 2!y
J. .V. a REG OR r, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Every attention paid to guests. 43ni3
Plattsmoctii. ----- Neb.
. J. IlfHOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The lirsf known and most popular Landlord
In the state. Always stop a: the Commercial.
1 RAND CENTRAL'
LARGEST AND FINEST HOTEL IiETWLEN
CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCESCO.
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
PLVTTE valley house,
JOHN IIOXS, Proprietor.
Ten: oi.n sn:e3 iiil.i: 5101 si:.
(iood accotninod;itions for Farmers
ami the traveling nhlic. IJoardSl per
day. Meals 2c. Entirely refitted and
re-furnished, and farmers are request
ed to call and get 3 mt-als and bed for
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
REST MILWAUKEE BEER.
which can be hud at no other
rMCE IX THE CITY.
Also the best of
n'lXES. LIQUORS. AXD CIGARS.
PURE APPLE BOILED CIDER.
Roiled doirn from 3 gallons to 1
At Ed. Rosenbaum's by the glass or
3Cmr Ed. Roscnbanui.
CH Z. Z. T
LI VERY, FEED AND SALE STA
BLES. Corner 6th and Tearl Sts.
nORStS BOARUJCD BY TIIE
DAT, WJUCIi, OU 2IIO.VTU.
SOXjXD oe, tbaded.
For a Fair C mmisslon.
TE.5IS AT ALL HOIKS.
Pai ncular attention paid to
Driving and Training
At A hearse furnished when called for.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Malu street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - NEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
A ret Kednetlon In Prices of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 30 per cent. Write
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lor 1877. Address.
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f 1 SnjKhOeJd St., rittsburg!i, Ta. lsyi
FEVER AXD AGUE.
Taeboro, K. C, 1R78.
DR. II. R. STKVEN8 :
TJf-ar Sir, I feel veiy grateful for what your
valuable medicine. Venetlne, has done in my
family. I wish to express my thanksby inform
ing you of the wonderful cure of my son ; also,
to let you know that Vetretine is the beat medi
cine I ever saw for Chills, Shakes, Fever and
Aaue. My son was sick with measles in 1S73,
which left him with Hip-joint diseu.se. My son
Buttered a preat deal of pain, all of the time ;
the pain was to Kreat he did nothing but cry.
The doctors did not help him a particle, he
could not lift his foot from the floor, he could
not move without crutches. I read your adver
tisement in the "Louisville Courier-Journal,"
that v emetine was Rreat Rlooa Purifier and
Rlood Food. I tried one bottle, which was a
great benefit. He kept on with the medicine,
gradually gaining, lie h:is taken eighteen bot
tles in all, and he is completely restored to
health, walks without crutches or cane. He is
twenty years of age. I have a younger son. fif
teen years of age, who is subject to Chilis.
Whenever he feels one coming on, he comes In,
takos a dose of Vegetine and that is the last of
the Chill. Vegetine leaves no bad effect upon
the system like most of the medicines recom
mended tor Chills. I cheerfully recommend
Vegetine ror such complaints. I think it is the
greatest medicine iu the world.
Respectfully. M KS. J. W. LLOYD.
Vkokti.vf..-When the blood becomes life
leco and stagnant, either from the change of
weather or of climate, want of exercise, irregu
lar diet, or rrom any other caue. the Vkgb
tink will renew the blood, carry off the putrid
humors, cleanse the stomach, regulate the bow
els, and Impart a tone of vigor to the whole
And General Debility.
BERX ARDSTOX, MASS., 187S.
Ve, the undersigned, having used Vegetine,
take pleasure in recommending it to all those
troubled with Humors or any kind, DyxpepWa,
Xervnumeai or (ieneral I)cfiiUtii, it beintr the
Great liiood Purifier. Sold by II. L. Crowell &
Tons, who sell more of it than all other patent
medicine put together.
MRS. L. F. PERKINS.
M KS. H. W. SCOTT.
Veoettnk Is the great health restorer com
posed exclusively of barke. roots and herbs. It
U very pleasant to take ; every child like It.
CINCINN ATI, O., April 9. 1377.
II. R. Stkvkvs, Eg. :
Dear Sir, I hnve used your Vegetine for
.Vmv:u Ilcadaclic. and also for Rhcumatifm,
aud have found entire relief from both, and
lake great pleasure in recommending it to all
who may be likewise aitlicted.
FRED A. GOOD.
108 Mill St., rinn.
Vkoetink has restored thousands to health
who hav3 been long and painful sullerers.
Mr. 11. R. Stevens :
7ftr Sir, We have been selling vour remedy,
the Vegetine, for about three years, and take
;j!asure in r.-commendliig It to our customers,
and in no instance where a blood purifier would
reach the case, has It ever failed to ellect aeure
io our knowledge. It certainly is the ne plus
ultra of renovators. Respectfully.
K. M. SHEPHERD, CO.. DmpgUt
Mt. Vernon. 111.
I acknowledged bv all claees of people to be
the best and most reliable blood puiiner In the
II. K. STEVEXS, Roston, 31 ass.
Vegetins is Sold by all Druggists.
Wajon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general Jobbing.
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
of farm and other machinery'- as there
is a good lathe in my shop.
PETER RAO EN,
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a
rO. 1 WORKMAN".
.ew YVjijcon and Haggle made to
Shop on Sixth street, opposite Strelght's Stable
In Plattsmouth, Neb., on Fourth St.. about the
MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK,
you will find :
Corn Planters, (hand & horse)
and all kinds of Farm Implements and
Shelf Hardware, Tin Ware, &c, Ac.
Hungarian and Millet.
Seed for Sale
C. II EI SEE, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Meal & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Com. Particular attention given custom work.
STRE1GHT & MILL EH,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. O. Oovey'i
on Lower Main Street.
21-ly STREIGHT & MILLER.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY APRIL
A Very Bad Boj.
This boy stood on his little sled.
And looked down at his toeo.
As down the slippery hill he sped. '
Upset, and smashed his nose.
He tore his breeches, rip pod his coat.
And skinned his little rump.
When he went home he told his ma
He run against a stump.
She asked him "if ho'd been to school
He told her that -he had;"
But he had been with other boys
EngnKcd In doing bad
"Played hookey V lied decioved his "ma"
Sho smashed his little sled.
She warmed him with apieoo of stare
And made him goto bed.
That little urchin's out again.
And walking 'bout thestreets;
Walks pigeon-toed, and makes a f aoe
At every boy he meets.
He don't sit down the boy ain't well.
And often gets a slur;
He bites his Hps, and says "I rid
A bare-backed mule too fur."
Let Itjg-ones Be Bygones.
Let bygones be bygones; If bygones were
By aught that occasioned a pang of regret,
Ob, let them la darkest oblivion be shrouded:
'TJs wise and 'tis kind to forgiye and forget.
Let bygones be bygones, and good bo ex
tracted From ill over which It Is folly to fret:
The wisest of mortals have foolishly acted
The kindest are those who forgive and forget.
Let bygones be bygones; your heart will be
When kindness of yours with reception has
The flame of your love will be purer and
If, Gedlike, you strive to forglre and forget.
Let bygones be bygones; oh, purge out the
Of malk-e, and try an example to set
To others, who, craving the mercy of heaven.
Arts sadly too 6low to forgive and forget.
Let bygones bo bygones ; remember how
To heaven's forboarnnce wc all are in debt;
They value God's lnlinite goodnass too cheaply
Who heed not the precept "Forgive aud for
iret." JENNIE'S FALSITY.
Yes, H is true I am going to marry
Jeanetlo Baldwin. And that settles
it, as far as you or anybody else besides
Jennie and I are concerned."
Mr. Amory Avington brought his
substantial fiat emphatically down on
the desk, at whose end his nephew and
namesake sat, and with whom Air.
Avington had been discussing the
rather sudden and surprising announce
ment he had made of his engagement to
"Certainly, une'e Amory; your own
and the lady's decision settles it, and
no one and assuredly not .1 has any
desire to dispute your happiness. Only
as a matter of mere opinion, I should
have thought tbat you would have
chosen for your wife a lady at least
Mr. Avington, junior; spoke very
quietly, not a little sarcastically, and
Mr. Av.'ngton, senior, frowned 'wrath
fully. "YToung? What do boys of your age
and experience in women know of the
time of a woman's life when 'young' is
to be applied to her? Jennie is what I
and any other sensible man calls in the
very Hush and bey-day time. She's
just twenty-eight rich, rare, r'pe,
juicy, fruity anything you please to
apply to mature, mellow perfection!"
Young Avington shrugged Ins should
ers. "As I said, it is a mere matter of
opinion, my dear uncle. If Miss Bald
win suits you, and you are pleased, all
right. .Nevertheless, I hope you will
not find her wanting in those very at
tractions you so much admire, when
you come to weigh her in the balance."
Mr. Amory Avington scowled under
his heavy, handsome brows.
"What do you mean?"
Young Avington lighted his cigar cool
enough as he rose to go.
"I don't know that there is any truth
In it, you know, but people say curious
things about her rosy cheeks and hand
some eyebrows, and "
The elder gentleman waved his hand
"There, that'll do! you won't gain
anything by trying to run Jennie down.
It's perfectly natural you should feel
disconsolate at the prospects of the es
tate you hoped to inherit going to my
future wife and ahem! family; but it
will pay even worse to go around trying
to traduce Miss Baldwin."
And young Mr. Avington went away
disgustedly thinking what a precious,
bewitched old fool his uncle was; while
Mr. Avington, senior, lighted another
cigar, and settled comfortably among
the cushions of his Turkish chair,
chuckling to himself:
"If that monkey headed young nephew
of mine don't beat all! If I ever
heard such a silly opinion as he dares
express to my very face, too! Why,
God bless my soul! dont I know Jen
nie's all right? Dont we board in the
hotel, and don't I see her at all times
and under various circumstances? Stuff
and nonsense! The idea of Jennie's
fresh color and jetty eyebrows being
the work of art! Don't I know she's a
glorious flesh-and-blood reality? and
what's more, dont I know she thinks
all the world of me, and not my money,
as some people havt tried to make me
A very self-satisfied smile was on his
face, as he rose to leave his office.
"Four o'clock! and I promised Jen
nie I'd be there at five, sharp, to give
her a drive to th Park. I shall have
to hurry to be on time. Confound that
young nephew of mine for coming in
and bothering me!"
And he hustled arenmd, gathered to
gether overcoat, hat, gloves, and cane,
while he gave several orders to his
clerks and then took a Broadway stage
for his hotel, where Miss Jeannette
Baldwin also boarded, and who, all un
known to Mr. Avington, and all uncon
scious to herself, had in changing her
room that day, been placed Immediately
next the one her betrothed lover occu
pied. So that, when Mr. Avington had gone
into his pleasant, warm room, and was
hurriedly making a few alterations iu
his toilet, he was suddenly almost pet
rified to hear distinctly Jennie Bald
win's voice coming through the defec
tive, yawning crack through the tran
som over a connecting door between
the two apartments a door that had
long been unused, and against which a
large, heavy wardrobe stood on both
sides, so that occupants of eitrter room
seldom ever knew of its existence
Jennie Baldwin's voice, unmistakable
in its clear, positive utterance.
"Love him? love him? How can you
ask such a silly question, Ada? It's no
question of love, but money. The idea
of anybody's loving him horrid old
And a sudden sensation came over
Mr. Avington as if some one had let an
ice cold shower-bath on him. He stop
red in the important act of tying his
cravat, the horrid conviction stupefying
him of whom she was talking.
A second voice, he never had heard
"You are going out driving this after
noon, aren't you? Oh, how exquisitely
you are touching that right cheek, Jen
nie! I declare no one would believe it
was the work ot a carmine pencil!"
"That right cheek!" Mr. Avington
grew white with horror.
"Flatterer, you could do it just as ar
tistically, if you only thought sol There,
Ada! I do deserve credit for my eye
brows, oont I? Everybody praises
them, I know."
And eyebrows, too, exactly as that
scamp of a nephew had said! Mr. Av
ington grew cold and wild-eyed.
"Oh, there goes five o'clock! I had
no idra I was so late, Ada. There's a
good girl! do get out my black silk and
seal skin, won't you? Mr. Avington
likes that suit best of any I wear he
says. Lay them on the bed, Ada. I
just want to round this liaab out a trifle
more before I dress."
Good Lord! Mr. Avington's horrified
ears were fairly deafened. He sunk
into a chair with a groan.
"Cheeks painted! Eyebrows penciled!
Good Lord, aud 1 thought she wa3 one
of the sweetest, most modest of women!
Marry her never! And to think she
only has been thinking of my money,
'old curmudgeon' that I am! Thank
heaven, I have been saved from a terri
He heard a rustle of silken skirts in
her room, low, musical laughter, some
commonplace, uninteresting remarks,
and then Jennie's voice again:
"There, I'm all ready for my beloved.
Don't you envy my ride?"
And then Mr. Avington got off his
chair, his face full of determination and
"I wonder if she has any idea how
long it will be before her charming
friend envies her. her ride with such a
horrid old curmudgeon as I? Instead
of the ride, Miss Baldwin will see me,
and hear from my lips my opinion of
And so, a few minutes later, he rapped
on Miss Baldwin's door, and Jennie
herself, fair, blooming and smiling,
opened it a tall, elegant woman, sym
metrical in figure as a Venus, with exquisitely-melting
blue eyes, and magni
ficent, heavy arching brows over them
and a complexion of roses-and-cream
just what Mr. Avington himself had
said of her "rich, rare, ripe, juicy,
fruity," with the mellow sweetness of
"Come in, I am all ready and waiting,
Amory. 'I his is my friend. Miss De
land, who is giving me instructions in
water colors. Oniy see wtoat I have
accomplished this afternoon! Oh, Am
ory how did you find out I had changed
my room? At the oflice?"
A curious, unsettled feeling was
creeping over the gentleman, '-raint-ing
in water colors!"
Then he remembered Jennie's ques
tion. "2fo yes that is, tLey told me at the
oflice. So you are an amateur artist are
Miss Deland smiled.
"She is too modest to call herself so;
but 1 can assure her that not one of my
pupils, nor even myself, can excel her
in her exquisite skill of painting facts,
especially the delicate peachy contour
of the cheeks, and the dillicult mould
ing of the eyebrows."
Mr. Avington felt stranger still as he
It was all he was capable of s ying.
"Show Mr. Avington that sketch of
Faust and Margureite you are finish
ing, Jennie. Let him judge for himself
of your ability."
"My especial pet aversion! I never
tire of berating that horrid, distrusting
old curmudgeon of a Mcphistopholes,
who comes in. in the bacK-groundr He
reminds me of old Mr. Runyon, who i3
going to marry little Bessie King, when
it is nothing in the world but ins money
that wins him a wife! As if anybody
;ould love him! Bah! the idea!"
Mr. Avington ked at the" really
ci editable picture, but his nead was all
awhirl, his heart beating furiously.
"I like the strength and vigor of the
outlines, and especially the lovely
curve of Margureit's outstretched arms
dont you Mr. Avington? Jennie
finished the limbs the last thing this af
ternoon. Tell me, ought we not both
be proud of our pupil?"
Aud then Mr. Avington felt like dan
cing the wildest dance he had ever
heard of. He could hardly refrain from
snatching Jennie up in his arms and in
stead, figuratively hugged himself, at
the same time recording a malediction
on his assinine "head.
And that afternoon's drive was the
most perfectly enjoyable one he eTer
took; for Jennie named the early day
when she need no longer live on the oth
er side of the door in Mr. Avington's
room, but queen it at will in the splen
did mansion he bought for her. And
even young Avington declares she is
the finest woman he ever sawm his life
Occasionally his uncle pokes him fa
cetiously in the ribs.
"How about the paint, and powder,
and pencils, and the rest of the ex
tras, eh? Didnt I tell you? Didnt 1
But he never yet has told a living
soul another episode in his courtship;
nor does Jennie even dream of how, for
a few minutes, once upon a time, lie
belived her false in every sense.
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New York has 241,330 farms, contain
ing 25,659,280 acres, about two-thirds of
wliich is reported as improved land.
The manufacture of salt is about to
be commenced at Lincoln.
The first national bank of Brown
ville has resumed specie payment.
Fairmont sells on an average eight
hundred acres of Fillmore county land
A firm is about to organize in Lin
coln for the manufacture of iron fence
post, and wire.
A colony of one hundred and twen
ty families is about locating in the up
per Elkhorn country.
A corps of engineers is about to be
sent out by the C. B. & Q. R. R. to sur
vey a line from Clarinda, Iowa, to
Brownville this state.
Boone Co. has over 10.000 acres more
wheat sown this year than last and all
available land is being rapidly taken
up by settlers this year.
A man in Jefferson Co. has built and
presented a church to his society, but
among the curious provisals is one,
that no instrumental music shall ever
be allowed in the church.
Colorado proposes a railroad from
that state runing down the South fork
of the Platte and striking the Repub
lican valley in Nebraska, there to con
nect with the B. &. M. eastward.
The Juniata Herald makes it a lifo
and death matter about issuing Rail
road bonds in that town in aid of the
propesed B. & M. extension to the Re
Iowa parties propose to erect a
woolen mill at Seward, providing the
citizens of that place lend a helping
hand; the mill if erected will operate
from two to three hundred spindles.
Freight rates on the B. & M. and A.
& N. railroads, from Chicago and St.
Louis to Lincoln, have been reduced
from 30 to 40 per cent, says the Jour
nal. First class is fixed at 90 cents per
hundred (formerly S1.25)! 2d, 75 cents;
3d, 50 cents; 4th, 35 cents; special
class, 30 cents.
The Editor of the Seward Reporter j
has been interviewing Mrs. Trent, the
wife of the self confessed murderer
of Nathan Clough. She says her hus
band had not been in Iowa for thir
teen years, and could not have murder
ed his cousin Cogsdall. The editor
thinks the confession a sensational sto
There has been organized in the
State of Nebraska, in the last seventy
days, twenty-one new Lodges of the
Independent Order of Good Templars,
besides numerous Lodges of Temples
of Honor, also thousands of people
who have signed the pledge and don
ned the red ribbon, but who have iden
tified themselves with nothing in the
line of secret organizations.
Storm's wheat barges made another
successful trip to Yankton last week.
It was considered by some that his en
terprise would prove a failure, but we
are pleased to learn otherwise. It has
had a tenJency to raise wheat here five
cents within a week, and now keeps
the money within our own limits. Mr.
Storm deserves still more praise for
his energy in the boat line and the
good work he is doing for our farmers'
The graveyard at Fort Mcpherson
containing the remains of hundreds of
soldiers killed by Indians, is to be en
closed with a stone fence, and grave
stones erected over the graves. The
government has advertised for propos
als to do the work, and W. II. B. Stout
went right straight away off " and
purchased of Col. Thorpe the right to
use and manufacture his artificial
stone in that country. The next thing
we shall hear is that the graveyard
will be enclosed with a "Novelty
Stone" fence. State Journal.
I rom the Prairie Farmer.
Cultivating Wheat and Other Small
Some months ago I asked a question
on this subject in your columns, and
got no reply at all fiom any of your
readers. Since that time an article ap
peared in the Practical Farmer which
shows tlie importance of the practice,
and which I hope you will publish for
the general welfare.
This writer sowed several acres of
winter wheat in autumn, with a drill.
eaving out every other tube, making
the rows fifteen inches apart, and only
using one peck of seed wheat to the
acre, which was found to be ample.
The following March as soon as the
ground was dry enough, a shovel plow
wide enough to Mir up the entire width
between the rows passed through only
once, a very trifling task indeed. Yet
that portion of the field produced
thirty bushels to the acre, while that
purposely sowed as usual, with double
the quantity of seed, and double the
number of rows, yielded twelve bush
esl to the acre.
Such an experiment Is cwtamly de
serving of general repetition every
where. A more frequent and repeated
system of culture would probably have
been still more benenciai ana prom
able. . G.
A Professional OlSce-Secker.
The St. Louis Echo says the kind of
men who are wanted for distinction
by the-Greenback-LalKr party are
"men of intelligence and industrial
habits, who live by honest industry of
sone kind. A professional office-seeker
is the most despicable creature on
earth. We never knew one who was
not a hypocrite, dishonest, and an in fi
nite, and endless liar."
Extra cepies of the Hkhai d for sale l.y J. P.
vounir. Postoftice news depot. and O. F John-
son, corner of Malu and Filth Mlrvets.
A London Dispatch of the 18th says:
We are able to state on authority
that invitations to the congress will
be issued to-night. Treaties of 1858
and 1871 will be laid upon the table
and compared with the treaty of San
Stefano. The Echo's news Is supple
mented by a statement that the power
have agreed to Bisniark's suggestion
that ambassadors at Berlin should
hold a con fen nee to arrange a courso
of proceedings at tho proposed con
gress, time of meeting, etc. Respective
governments have been formally re
quested to instruct their ambassadors
accordingly. Dispatch of troops from India to
Malta is leading to a pieee of political
discussion. Supporters of the covern
ment regard it as only a natural ac
companiment of other precautionary
measures and not indicative of belli
gerent indications. Opponents of thw
government regard it as another step
in the development of the warlike pol
icy. A correspondent of St. Petersburg;
says the situation is decidedly pacific.
In official circles it is believed Ger
many's mediation will very likely bo
successful and that the congress will
Prince Bismark, at the pressing re
quest of Count Andrassyr has consent
ed to resume negotiations for a congress
on condition that he be simultaneous
ly solicited to do so by Austria, Eng
land and Russia. The good will of
Russia is indubitable, but it is feared
England may prolong tfie present state
of uncertainty by abstaining fr.ira ask
ing Germany's mediation or by for
mulating a reservation.
The political character of the now
Turkish ministry is uncertain. It is
noteworthy that it does not include
Resuf and Osman Pasha, reputod lead
ers of the pro-Russian party and that
Turkish newspapers again asnert th
government will resist occupation of
Constantinople by any foreign power.
London. Aorii is
been received ar. P-ithom ....- n
infantry regiments there to full war
strength by Monday. Three regiments
are now waiting for orders to embark
fully equipped for the field. An order
was iL-criveu ai syncierland to-day
for 100.000 tons of coal fnr ti t.,-.
sian government to be shipped imme-
uiateiy in rasi steamers for Baltic ports.
Items of Interest,
The coinage of new Stiver dollar
has commenced in San Francisco.
Four hundred and fifty seven dele
gates from the States and Canada, and
hundreds of visitors are in attendance
at the International Sunday School
convention, now in session at Atlan
Strikes are commencing in England
among the operatives, in the different
mills and dangerous outbreaks are im
minent. Shipments of cattle from the domin
ion of Canada continued and a large
trade is being built up.
Sitting Bull still remains in Canada,
but is reported as dissatisfied and soon
to return across the line into Dakota,
The American residents of Florence,
Italy, gave a banquet to Gen. Grant on
his arrival at their place.
Postmaster General Key and party
are on their homeward trip from Ala
Two negroes and a white man were
lynched in Huntsville. Alabama on the'
18th, amidst an immense concourse of
Ex-Governor Moses of South Caroli
na, arrested in New York City for
forgery has been taken home for trial.
More trouble is reported on the Tex
an border, Mexicans and Indians
stealing horses and cattle and runnlnjr
them over the line.
Alexander II. Stevens has written
a letter denying any thoughts of being
a Presidential candidate in 1880.
Heavy wind and rain storm i. in some
localities almost hurricanea.have pro-
vailed through Kansas in the last
The Nebraska Prospect.
The Secretary of the Board of Trade .
has taken pains to ascertain the condi
tion and prospect of the grain crop
throughout the State, from various
sources, aud finds the increased acre
age sown and the favorable outlook for
growing grain, unprecedented In the
history of Nebraska. From the local
papers received at the Board of Trade
Rooms an I kept on file in order to ad
vertise the resources of every county,
the general and almost universal state
ment is made of fine weather, large in
crease in seeding operations, and prom
ising condition of wheat. From such
other excellent authority as A. E.Tou
zalin. Land Commissioner of the Bur
lington & Missouri River railroad, it is
estimated that the amount of wheat
sown this year ill be three times that
of 1877, along the line of that road.
Mr. J. E. House, Superintendent of ther
Omaha & Northwestern railroad, also
informs the writer that the amount of
wheat sown will be fully five time
that of last year. Along the Unfon
Pacific Railroad, in the valley of tho
Platte, the acreage of wheat has been
increased from two to three times that
of 1877; but the acreage of corn and
other grain, will, in consequence, bfs
somewhat less than last year. Alto
gether there was never known such a
glorions prospect for Nebraska, as in
this year. Anno Dornrni,1878. Omaha
English experience is that the con
sumption of a ten of roots prod aces, en
the avernp. fourteen pounds of mutton
cr cf beef .
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