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VOLUME XIV. V
PLATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY MAY 2, 1878.
Extra roplei of the TTrRAi.n fnc al by J. 1
Youngr. Pontomrf- new depot. :uid o. F. John
on.corner of Alain and Fifth Streets.
OF PfcATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA,
TOOTr-E, HAXXA A CI.AKK
JOH5 KlTZOKR I.r...
A. W. M'',.rilll.lX..
. . Prosiilent.
TliiK V.::iik is now open tr-r business at their
new room, rnrncr Mam ami Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a ijeiientl
Stock,, Bonds. Gold. Government and Local
r.OUCIIT AM) SOLD.
Deposits Reeeirrd awl Interest Allow
ed on I tme Certijiraies.
Available In anv part of the I'nited States and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
igi:xts roil Tin:
Inman Line and Allan Line
Pri-son wishing to bring out their friends from
im-'iioiask tickets from vb
Throneh to IMattumentli.
l-t X '
p I s
Cdi slor Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Mn'iii Sttii t, apposite Kannd'-rx House.
SllAVIM! AND S!IAM I'DOIM;
I"sp -rial att'liticn given to
cttisi; nin.Diti::;' asd la
v. r. )?!', (ins'
boon- i'i a
"VvTXvX. XnT EVI XjXjS.
l-i;.'i:i ktok ok
r A LACK MLLIAIin HALL
K:.:u St., east of First Nat. J'.a:iU.)
ITSM'H"! II. -
Ml IS SUi'i-l I KI WJT!! T1IK.
4..M II EE!
fi.AITSMOll H. NKT..,
tirer of Steam Enjint-i, Jlouers,
S-i'r awl Jrit II ill f
; AK AXl) STEAM ITTTHSiS,
Yr.-n- ht Iron ripe. Force :vA Lift Pii.e.Sfein
tiau-'es. Safet v-Vaive Coventors, and ail
1i I rid of r.n.-s Engine littiiiijs.
repaired on sin.rl noiia.
r A Ft M
Ecpaircd on Short Notice
T II E 15 U T C II E II ,
Can ahrari Ic found at
Ilatt's Old Stand,
Ready to sell the best Meats.
yurMi buvs fresh fat cattle, sheep, hogs &e.
direct from the fanners every day, and his
meats are always good.
C FISH, AXD FOt, L, JX SEASOX
ETC., t.IC., ETf.
t'.'ie Door F.nt of th - Post-Ofliee. ria:tmnth,
Practical XVorkers in
SHEET IRON, ZINC, TIN,
ZIER Y, cf-er., d-c.
Iare assortment ol Hard ar:a So;t
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OK COOKING,
Always on Hand.
r.T-ry vanetv of Tin. Sheet Iroa, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
SfEVEItTTRIXO TTARRAXTED !
rnicES i.oxx doxvx.
HAM, M. CIIAPJIAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in C haneery. Offlec in Fltzger-
ahUilock, pLATrsMOUXf NEn.
I. II. H HKEIiKH A 0.
LWV OFFICE. ICeal I-tate, Fire and Life In
suiiinee Auents. Plattsmoiitli, Nebraska. Col
b-etors. tax-payer". Have a complete abrrart
of titles, liuy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans. &c. ioyi
J A II I'M U. MOItlllHOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoinlm? C'ouiities : ives special attention
to collection and abstractsof title. Otlicewith
;eo. S. Smith. Fitaetald P.loek, Plattsmouth
;i'.(). H. H3IITII.
ATTOTtNKY AT I.AVV and Heal Estate r.ro-
kt-r. Special attention iriven to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate
Office on -Jd tloor. over l'ost Oilicc. l'lattsmoutii
JOIIX Y IIAIXK8
.fl'STICE OF THE PEACE, ano collector of
debts, collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Moitiraires. Deeds, and oth
er instrument drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before a Justice of the Peace.
Ijest of reference jjiven if required.
Ofllce on Main street, West of Court House,
4(t-vl JOHN AV. HAINES,
D. II. WIIEKI.F.H,
K. I. STONE
WHEELER 5c STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Piatt mouth Xebraska.
It It LIVIXt.STOX,
niTSICIAX & SCnc.EON". tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixtli and Oak sts. :
onice on Main street, two doors west of Sixtli,
i iattsmoutli .Nebraska.
IK. J. M. WATEKMAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
iMtUriUe, Ot.w Co., Xcb.
SAlways at the office on Saturdays. 40yt
int. xr. II. nciiimkxi:ciit.
PRACTISING PHYSICIAN, will attend calls
at all hours, night or day. Plattiuout!i. Ne
JOMEI'II II. iiai.i. I.
niYSICIAN St SflKJKOX. will attend all
calls, day or nltrht. OtV.ee ith It. !. I.ivintr-
ton. Main St., one door above Elack & liulf-
ner s. siiy
i II. IIII.IKBIEAXI,
ritACTICINC, rHYSirj AN. Louisville. Xeb.
Calls promptly attended to. 5lly
J. Ij. 3Jc RF..,
IjENTIST. and Honnpnathie rhwicinn. Of
fice corner Main and Mh st'.s., over Ilendd's
store, l'lattsmoutii. Neb. alv
I. I. XV. (illlKOX,
rraggist and Physician,
A yootl assort in nt of
FA NC YA RTICL ES.
krpt constantly on hawl.
Ofiice adjoining Drug Store. Calls
promptly answered at all hours. Ovl
j . o. i j. r.ui in x , ... I'roprtnior.
Location Central. Good Sample Itoom..
Every attention pai.l to guests. 4:;u!.1
Pt.ATTSMOl th, - N'K.r..
D. WOODARD, - - - Drop.,
"SVee pi n (?;' "vVaf er, -c!.
fJooil accommodations and reasonable charg
es. A good livery kept in connection w ith the'
C03I3IEKCIA L HOTEL,
J. I1IHOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known
ami most popular Landlord
in the State.
Always stop at the Commercial.
PLATTE VALLEY HOUSE,
JOIIX ItO.S. Proprietor.
Tin: olm isci.iaisli: iaor.se.
Oood accommodations for Farmers
ami the traveling public. lioardSlier
day. Meals 25c. Entirely refitted and
re-furnished, and farmers are request
ed to call and get 3 meals and bed for
81.00. 5rr 3
LAMEST AND FINEST HOTEL EETAYEEN
CHICAGO AND SAX FIJAN CISCO.
GEO. THRALL, - - Drop.
O, K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on baud
DEST MILWAUKEE SEER.
which can be had at no other
I'LACC I. Till: CITY.
Also the best of
n'lXFs, Ll'jvniis. axd cigars.
TUIiE APPLE IIOIEEI) CIDER.
Soiled doirn from 3 gallons to 1
At Ed. Rose r. b;tu m's by the glass or
Kmc Kd. ItoHrnbanm.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers W-
Matu Tr3-ef ; Corner Ct FUlh.
PLATTSMOUTH, - . . - XEB.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
Ckntral Falls, R. I., Oct 19, 1877.
Dr. H. K. Stkvms :
It la a pleasure to give my testimony for your
valuable medicine, i was sick for a long time
with r;wi under the Doctor's care. He eaid
it was IFafi r between the Heart and Liver. I
received no benefit until I commenced taking
the VeKetiiie ; In fact. I was Krowidu worse. I
have tried many remedies ; they did not help
me. Vf.oetink is the medicine for Drtrixy. I
began to fel better after taking a few bottles.
I have taken thirty bottles in all. I am jer
fectiy well. I am erfeetly well, never felt bet
ter. Xo one can feel more thankful than I do.
I am, dear sir, gratefully yours,
A. D. VHKELEB.
X'KrjETiNK. XVhcn the blood becomes life
less and ntagnant. either from change of weath
er t r of climate, want of exercise, irregular diet,
or from any other cause, t lie Vkgktisk will re
new the blood, carry off the putrid humors,
cleanse the stomach, regulate the bowels, and
impart a tone of vigor to the wkolc body.
For Kidney Complaint and
If LEsnono. Me., Dec 23, 1877.
Mr. Stevens :
Dear Sir I had had a cmigh, for eighteen
Fears, when I commenced taking the V'egetine.
was very low ; my system was debilitated by
disease. I had the Kuinry Complaint, and was
very' ttercow crnnjli had, lungn sore. uen 1
tad taken one bottle I found it was helping me :
it lias nelped my cugu, and u strengthens me.
I am now able to do my work. Never have
found auvthing like the V eokti.vk. I know it
is everything it is recommended to be.
A1R3. A. J. IxMJLLlUA.
Af;etike Is nourishing and strengthening :
purine the blood , regulates the bowels : quiets
the nervous cystein : acts directly upon the se
cretions : and arouses the whole system to ac-
For Sick Headache.
Evansvill. I no.. Jan. 1,
M It. STEVENS :
Pdar Sir, I have used your X'eoetine for
Siik Hcatlathe. and been greatly benefitted
thereby. I have every reaou to believe it to
be a good medicine. Yours very respectfully.
MICS. JAMES CONNER.
411 Third St.
II fadacm k. There are various causes for
headache, as deiangement of the circulating
system, of the digestive organs, of the nervous
system. Sc. E;KTlNKcan he said to he a sure
reined v for the many kinds of headache, as it
acts directly iihh the various causes or the
complaint. Nervousness, Indigestion, Costive
mcs. Rheumatism, Neuralgia. Itiliousness. &c.
Trv the Veuktixk. You will never regret it.
I)K. Cha. M. IllDDKXHACSKN, Apothecary.
The doctor writes : I have a large number of
good customers who take Vegetine. They all
six'ak v ed of it. 1 know it is a good in,di-inc
for the conn. hunts for which it is recommended.
Dkc. 27. 1X77
V k.(J'':t r is a great, panacea for our aged
fathers and mothers; for it gives them strength.
q':l ts tlieir nerves, and gives them matures
sw eet sleep.
II. I! Stevkvs, E.x. :
Umr Sir. We have been selling your valua
ble Vegetine for three years, and we luidth.it it
gives perfect satisfaction. We believe it to be
the best blood purifier now sold. Yerv respect
fully, llli. J. E. ISKOW'N A CO.. rrrwj'jM.
Vkuktixk has never failed to effect
giving tone and strength to the system
tated by di-e..se.
Pre ;t red by
II. It. STLVi:.S, Hosion, Mass
Yeeliaa is Sold ty all Dmisls.
C.-t Z, L 9i T
LI VERY, FEED AND SALE STA
Corner 6th and rearl Sts.
IKiKSKd ISOAltDKD BV THK
!1V, IVClK, OR 3IO.VTII.
For a Fair Comniissin.
AT 4LL HOIKS.
Fai uctihtr attention paid to
Driving ami Training
Also A hearse furnished when called for.
A jircnt Iteductiou In Irice of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
Prices reduced from 20 to 30 ner cent
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced
for 1S77. Address,
GREAT -WESTERN GUN WORKS,
Ot Smlthfield St., Pittsburgh. Pa. lyl
Wagon, Suggy, 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 RAD EN,
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a
NO. 1 WORKMAN".
Xw Masons and Unjf gien made to
Shop on Sixth street, opposite Streijjht's Stable
Harness Ma n itfart u rers,
and all kind of harness stock, constantly on
Remember thwplaee opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Lower Main Street.
A Woman's Wish.
BY MART ASHLKT TOWSBEND.
Wou.d I were lyimj In a field of clover.
Of clover cool and soft, and soft and mvoct.
With dusky clouds in doe; skies hanrinj over.
And scented silence at niy head and feet.
Just for one hour to slip the leash of Worry.
In eager haste, from TboujrbC iuiptitient
And watch it enursinjr In its heedless hurry
Disdaining Wisdom's whistles. Duty's beck!
Ah! it were sweet, where clover clumps are
And daisies hiding, so to hidn and rest:
No sound except my own heart's sturdy boat-
Kocklng itself to sleep within my breast.
Just to lie there filled with the deeper breathing
That comes of listening to a free bird's song!
Our sou Is require at times this full unsheath
All swords will rust If scabbard-kept too
And I am tired! so tired of rigid duty!
So tired of all my tired hands find to do!
I yearn, I faint, for some of life's free beauty.
Its loose bends with no straight string run
Aye, laugh, if laugh you will, at my crude
But women sometimes die of such a proed;
Die for the small Joys held beyond their reach,
And the assurance they have all they need
T ADELAIDE ANN'S PROCTOIk
I do not ask. O Lord! that life may be
A pleasant rood;
I do not ask that thou wouldst take from me
Aught of its luad.
I do not ask that flowers should always spring
Beneath my feet,
I know too well the poison and the sting
Of things too sweet.
For one thing only. Lord, dear Lord, I plead;
Lead me aright
Though strength should falter, and though
heart should bleed
Through peace to light.
I do not ask. O Lord! that thou shouldstshod
Full radiance here;
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread
Without a fear.
I do not ask my cross to understand
My way to see;
Better in dnrkness. Just to feci thy hand.
And follow thee.
Joy Is like restless day, but peace divine
Like quiet nUrht;
Lead me, O Lord! till perfect day shall shine.
Through pesee to l.'irht.
MARRIED FOR LOVE.
BY JfABOABET JSI.OUXT.
"Xo, I cannot I never will believe
it," said little Jessie Peace, as she sat
listening to the story her most intimate
friend and compa- ion was telling. "You
never liked Charles when he was here.
"That is quite tru -." replied Sarah
Benton. Her bright brunette face ore
a look that seemed to saT she c 'iild uive
very good reasons for her prejudi e
against the lover of lit r friend. But a
glance imo Jessy's leaitui true eyes
checked the words that were hovering
upon her lips.
"And as you did not like him ihen, it
is very easy for you to misjudge him
now," Jessie went on.
"Tell ine this. Has he written to you
lately?" asked Sarah.
".'ot very lately," she stammered.
"Wliat was the date of his last let
ter?"' continued Sarah.
"Oh, why do you ask? What ca'i it
matter? He has been vnry busy, and
he has written less frequently than
usual, but I am sure he loves me still
I am sure he cannot be false. He is so
good so Vioble so affi ct4onate."
Sarah took her by the hand.
"Jessie, you are an ange!,orvery near
one, at least. I've watched you going
to the post-office, and coming back
empty handed and sick at h art. for
five long weeks. You are too rice a
girl by far to be allowed to break your
he i for a scamp like Charles Uemont.
Why won't you listen to me? You
know I have been your best friend ever
sui'-e we were s hod girls together, an'
you ugltt to k ow that 1 would never
Ml you anything'to make you unhappy
h I was not very sure th.it it was true.
Why won't you believe me when I tel.
you that for the past three months he
has been paying attention to : he 'daugh
ter of his employer?"
"Because. Sarah, if I do once believe
it 1 shall break my heart, as you say,"
was Jesseis low reply.
Sarah walked up and down the room
a few times, thinking deeply.
Then she came close to her friend
"I wish your mother had asked any
cme else to tell you," she said.
Jessie looked up startled.
"Yes. When 1 came home fromXew
York, and told her all that I had seen
and heard, she begged me to tell you
then, and I would not. Xow this fresh
news has come; she says I must break
it to ydn, for she cannot. I don't like
to do it Jessie. I'm not sure that you
will not hate me for it after lam gone."
"What news has come that my own
mother cannot repeat to me?" said Jes
sie, turning very pale.'
"We only got the letter th's morning.
It was directed to your mother."
'Alerter! From Charles?"
"Where is it? Oh, why didn't you
Eiveit tome before 1 How could you
how I've suffered for the want of itl"
The sweet pale face grew paler still,
and the slight form swayed forward and
would have fallen to the floor, if Sarah
Benton had not caught it in her arms.
"She has heard the worst," nd will
get over it in time," she said to Mrs.
Peace, who ran in frightened out of her
"But if I were you I would send her
give it to you at once," said Sarah,
taking an envelope from her pocket.
"Stop, Jessiel let me tell you what it
is before you open it."
But Jessie had already torn aside the
She started wildly at the cards inclosed.
"Cards! What are they, Sarah?"
"His wedding cards," said Sarah, sol
"Married! Charles is married, and
not to mef"
"I do know. So does your mother;
and th 't is the reason why we did not
it way on a visit somewhere before tha I
wretch conies here with his bride, as
the' say he is going to do next month.
Jessie Peace went away for a short
visit to the sea-shore, as her mother
wished and her friend advised.
She was young, she was romance, and
she certainly believed herself to be
heart broken. And so she made no ac
quaintances, and went down to the
shore every day and sat there to think
about her lost lover, until she bade fair
to look like the very ghost of the pretty
girl that lover had so heartlessly de
One bright afternoon Jessie sat in her
accustomed place. A gentleman came
and sat down near her. He was tall,
portly, and handsome a man of fifty.
perhaps, who looked prosperous and
wealthy, but who also looked very sad.
Jessie heard him sigh once or twice.
That made her turn'round to glance at
him, for she felt just then the deepest
sympathy for any one who was in trou
They both colored deeply as their eyes
met. JLhe gentleman rose and lifted
"Miss Peace! I'm surprised to see you
herel" he said.
Jessie was even more embarrassed
than he was. For Judge Hunter was
their neighbor in her native village and
the richest man there, and, after having
lived as a widower for ten years he had
surprised her, one day. by asking her to
marry him. She had refused him, as
kindly as possible, for, at that time, her
heart was full of Charles Remont. They
had never met since, and to meet thus,
was sufliciently awkward for them both,
as may be supposed.
It is like a fate," said the Judge,
keeping his eyes fixed upon her burning
face. "I went away from my home to
try to forget you, Jessie, and I've not
been ab e to do it. I was thinking of
you only a few moments ago."
"Were you?" sighed Jessie.
A hundred wild fancies were whirling
through her heart and brain. Chief and
first among them all was the thought
"Charles will bring home his bride with
in the month. If I choose, I can enter
the village church on the same day, as a
bride, before them."
And she did choope.
"Did you hear me did you notice
that I sighed, Jessie?" exclaimed the
judge. "Ah, my dear girl I've done no
thing but sigh ever since the day when
you told me you rould never be my
wife! You little knew how unhappy
j'our decision made me."
"1 am very sorry," said Jessie, softly.
There was a long silence. The judge
took her hand. She did not withdraw
"Don't you think you can take back
the answer you g tve me on that unhap
py day?"' he asked, coaxingly.
Yes," said Jessie, looking far out to
Jessie had her wish granted. She
walked, as a bridfi, before her faipe
lover and his bride, when he entered the
village church on the day of his first
visit to his home.
And Judge Hunter, when he intio
duces his f.iends to his lovely wife, al
ways tells them, with pardonable pride.
that she "married him for love."
So in truth she did. But it was "for
love" of her own pride.
She makes him an excellent wife.
however. No one knows the truth ex
cept Jessie, her mother, and Sarah Ben
ton. These three women, strange to
say, have kept the secret faithfully bo
tween them, and will so keep it to
end of all their lives.
Why He Wa Scalded.
Daughters of parents in moderate
circumstances are sometimes sen- to
fashionable boarding-schools. Often
they return to their humble homes with
such "high notions" ihat the family
customs are turned topsy-turvy. Such
a case is thus told, wherein the Scotch
father des Tved a scalding for giving
up the pious custom of asking a bless
ing to please a silly girl:
A farmer in the south of Scotland had
an only daughter, who was much pet
ted. When she was of age, she was
sent to a fashionable boardihg-'schodl in
Edinburgh, and, of course, came home
with her head full of learning and po
liteness. She soon made a complete re
formation amongst the members of her
own family, and one of the first was
that, when drinking tea, they were not
to turn it out into the saucer. It had
always been the old farmer's style to
turn out his t a into the saucer, and if
warm, to blow it; but f course his
daughter's word was law. She informed
him that it was not now the custom to
ask a blessing, and even that he dis
pensed with, to the young lady's satis
faction. One night, at tea, the old man
scalded his lips, and when able to speak
blurted out amongst the polite company
present, "Guid bless me, what can 1
expect, when it wa3 neither blessed nor
A Large Elm.
One of the largest and most beautiful
lms known stands in the market plac
jf Schinsheim, Germany. Its beauty
of form, rather than its enormous size
it is not the largest elm in Germany
is that for which it is especially
worthy of notice. Schinsheim is a little
village near Worstadt, in the Grand
Duc:y of Hesse. The stem is hollow,
but the outer wood is quite sound and
healthy. The circumference, close to
the ground; is fifty feet. There are no
historic-d' particulars known of this
tree, and even its birth' and therefore
its age are unrecorded but' it is esti
mated to be at least 600 years old. As
regards size, the above ranks fourth
among the giant elms of Germany.
Washington County has a popula
t ion of 7,090.
Paper barrels are manufactured by
the West Point paper mills.
Johnson County census returns give
the Co. a population of 5.338.
The B. & M. have sold nearly all
their land in Sherman County to col
In 1876 Crete increased her popula
tion nearly 30 per cent and in 1877 over
17 per cent.
West Point has had a $2,000 fire and
but for effective work, much more dam
age would have been done.
Pawnee Reservation sale will take
piace on tne i5tn or J uiy next ; it will
not be sold for less than S3.50 per acre.
Parties have arrived, and the mated
al has been shipped to Shuyler to start
a democratic paper at that point
granted five divorces to citizens of Da- paralysis, aged 71. He was a noted ab- melted butter, one nutmeg, two tea
kota county at his last session at that olitionist and great friend of President spoonsful baking powder; cream the
place. Lincoln. sugar and butter, add eggs next, then'
. , . . . I flour to make a soft dough. Fry quick
Four hundred thousand dozen eggs ci,v .ti.. r..,: , .-v. i' i: .
were handled by Xebraska Commission
merchants from March 1st to April
The hog cholera is raging to a great
extent m the vicinity of Fremont, and
farmers are rushinsr their sound hosrs
push the Covington, Columbus and
Black Hills R. R through
Xebraska this season.
Specie resumption is being made a
fact through many parts of the coun
try; several banks in Xebraska are
paying gold over the counter.
The Santee Indians, with a fair sea
son, will raise ten thousand bushels of
wheat this season. They have six
hundred acres of wheat already in the
An old gentleman uinety-two years
old emigrated from Pennsylvania to
Xebraska, where he proposes to live
and grow up with tho country, sajs the
The Dr. St Louis trial at Wahoo has
closed aud the Jury rendered a verdict
.'guilty of murder in the first degree." A
motion for a new trial has been made
and will be argued at Wahoo may 20 th.
Sidney is becoming theinnitial point
for a large share of the Black Hills
travel and trade, the present stage line
is being fully equipped and the time is
not far in the distance when a rail
road will be constructed from the U.
P. to the Hills.
Mrs. Charles Cudt wjis drowned in
braska City. April 16th; for seven days
dilligent search has been made for the
body without success, there appears to
be a hidden mystery surrounding her
death, some claiming it accidental
while others hold adverse opinions.
Immigrants are just commencing to
strike this County with wagons. We
are informed that there is a regular
stream of white covered wagons now
on the road all through Iowa. From
10 to 12 teams per day pass through
jnany are going to me xiepuu-
lican Valley. Union.
Omaha's "river and harbor" is a pe
culiar one if we make a unit of the
river and harbor. The river itself is a
capital harbor in low water for both
small and large crafts when the sand
bars are stationary. The only objec
tion to the $30,000 appropriationment
is that it may be spent on the "harbor."
Two children of Michael Kearman
of Holt County were lost on the night
of the 8th, in the great rain storm that
lasted two days; they went after the
cows ia the evening before the storm
and never returned, till they were
brought home dead on the 12th; they
were found about three miles from
home, and it is supposed they died
from the effects of the rain and stormy
The Supreme Court decided a case in
which they held that the timber ex-
emptionactof 1869 as inoperative un-
ilpr fliA new constitution. Assessors
have no authority to allow any claims
for timber exemption, and it is the du-
ty of the county Commissioners to dis-
" - - "
rcH nnv ,i.. elnlm and fr. ef rilrA
the same from the assessment roll
wherever the assessor has allowed any
Oar A ft on Letter.
Afton, Frontier Co., Xeb
April 19th. 1878.
Please excuse long silence, 'twas not
intentional, have been very'bnsy fenc
ing. fanning and claim hunting Tor oth
er parties. March and Apf il weather
seems to have changed places. Wild
fruit is probably injured by frost. High
winds and prairie fires hare been the
order lately, fires caused by carelessness
or rascalitv. Stock of all kinds is thriv-
ing. (is mac grammar f) xoung caives
scattered over the range by the hun-
some seem to be building good houses gelf and is a, savagff to-day aa r
and preparing- to stay. Small grain, morsel ess and sensual arid intolerant
both winter and spring, looks very as in the days of its power and pride.
nice, jyiany limes muia oui-ui u
than usual. Health generaly good, some
whoopins cocgh. Respectfully,
E. S. Child. I
The Erie railroad has been sold to
ex-Gov. E. D. Morgan for $6,000,000.
Tha coinage of silver twenty cent
pieces has been abolished by congress.
The President and Secretaries Schurz,
Sherman and Devens have been visit
ing in Philadelphia.
Destructive storms of wind and rain
visited several portions of the. South-
- ern States recently. Eight
were injured at Rome, Ga
England and Russia continue nego-
tiations, and the former country is
- straining every nerve preparing for
war in the time gained by negotiations
A melee between some rouehs at
Richmond, Kentucky, and attaches of
Hillard's Pacific circus, resulted In the
- death of one rough and the wounding
of three others.
Iasl. j. . ujci, an. jm icaiuoui, ui
Chicago, died Wednesday morning of
six days to return to her present posi-
tions. in case of withdrawal to Adri-
anople under the proposed compro-
mise, and England is only disposed to
naidino- Tnn!an. w r.f if n
I j, -..v. u..,v.t
f; w M
j 0 t
by Mexican troops who may possibly
A t A 9 m a . m
oveuane mem oerore tney reacn tne
banta Kosa mountains. .Nine men
have been killed in the vicinity of La-
redo, and 400 horses driven off.
The Pacific R. R. funding bill has
passed the House with but two rotes
cast against it, and is now a law. Its
main feature is that it compels the
Union and Central Pacific R. Roads to
set aside a certain per cent of their
yearly earnings to liquidate their in
debtedness to the government.
A wretch named Huff was arrested
in Cedar Rapids on the 15th for beat
ing and choking his wife until she was
nearly dead. He had a revolver, box
of cartridges, and two knives on his
person when arrested, and was drunk.
The "Wyoming" and "Constellation,"
which arrived at Havre together Tues
day from Xew Y'ork, with exhibits for
the Paris exhibition, discharged their
goods immediately. The goods will be
in Paris in a week. The American sec
tion of the exposition is filling rapidly,
and will be little, if any, behind others
on the opening day, May 1st.
ne senate nas passed tue bill ex
tending the charter of the Xorthern
Pacific railroad for ten years, with a
number of conditions demanded by
the people of Oregon. The road is to
be built eastward from the Columbia
river at the rate of twenty-five miles
in the first year and forty miles annu-
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ally thereafter, and westward seventy-
five miles in the first year and forty
miles annually thereafter, until com-1
The Defeat of the Turk.
We think that no one can read Wal
lace's book on Russia, published a vear
ago certainly one of the most geuuine
and thorough books ever written
without concluding that the practical
holding of the Christian religion in
Russia is very incompetent, if not cor
rupt. There is no part of the Roman
Church that would seem to be any
more superstitious than the Greek, as
it exists in Russia. The clergy are
far from being blameless and exempla
ry men, and the vitalities of Christian
ity seem to our Protestant notions
hardly to be apprehended at all. Yret
Christianity is held, even in Russia, in
such a form that improvement and
growth are not only possible but prac
tically secured. Thera is improvement
each century. The light of learning
grows brighter and brighter. The rule
of absolutism is softened. The serfs
have been set at liberty, and the logic
al results of this great act are all in
the direction of progress, though the
, i i rr t. - . . t x 1
progess ie hjow. iu people nve aim-
pie wants, but they are comfortable,
an.n "1 V Z? J,
exhibited the most splendid and endar-
1 VVv V1- t " w rr
bered that they have won their posi-
won m me unu ..tjamst. ue uepreu-
m 111, III (V u.l LUC . . L.ir.l .1..1..I. 1 1 .IMV.
., , V I- .
all the advantages of prestige, climate,
soil and position ; but the Koran has
en his sac red book, and Mo bammed
Ill .-C I tr--I II IK llllltlirL. M-J A, m. I1LUI A LA I
" ' , I. L:
niS receil i au ureas. i;utidutcuiru ii.lu
as monotheist, fatal ist, fanatic and sen-
sualist. His monottieism rtas probably
not injureu Dim, out wie laiaiism, ia-
naticism and stnsualiim that have This beautiful winter climber the'
come from his acceptance of Moham- graceful queen of decorative vines ia
med as the one prophet of the one God. adapted alike" to the green house and
have placed him forever outside of the conservatory. This plant is a special
path of improvement, and only decay ty with Boston florists, by all of whom
and death lie before him. Monotbe- it is extensively gTown as a decorative
ism as taught by Mohammed, and held
by the TuiK, forms the basis of a civ-
ilization which cannot
before the aggreive force of a nation
which builds upon Cbristiawity-though
most incompetently and unworthily.
Of course the Turk will not see this,
and cannot be brought to admit it, but
the world sees it and ought to learn its
lesson from it. One nation has its eyes
open, and is looking for light in all di
rections. It is striving to keep abreast
of the eest civilization or me worm.
It is evmpatnetic wixn ireeaom ana
eaKCaiion.- inu umer learns noining.
Tt- Bood'finttiinof trnrth mitsMn nf it-
to itussia is to increase uniu it sua;:
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ttnd Turkey is to dwindle until she!
sinks beneath contempt. Dr. J.G.Hol-
land; Scribneu for May,
An ingenious water faucet, through
which water is drawn" as cold as Ice, iu
the invention of a Californian. Boiling
water placed in any receptacle and al
lowed to run through, will be found
coot and Ct to drink. The faucet con
tains numerous small tubes enclosed In
larger ones, and between the outside of
one and the ins:de of the other certain
chemicals are packed which produc
the desired effect.
Domestic Reel pen.
To Clean Silver Plate. Mix fiW
whiting with alcohol to the consistency
of cream. If the plate has a chased
surface, spread the raixtufd with a brush
over the surface, but if the surface la"
smooth use a bit of flannel; then re
move the whiting from the chased work
i with a dry brush, usinsr a chamois skin
for smooth surface. This will give bet-
satisfaction than the use of patent
washes or other preparations, many of
wn,c" a.re ruous w ue sliver.
. I riTd Cakes- ne coffee-cup pow-
i ucieu sugar, one conee-cup sweet mux,
three eggs well beaten. three tablespoon
them soak up the 1st'.
Mutton a la Venison. "Lard a leg of
mutton well with strips of salt pork inr
serted in deep slits in the meat, which
snouiu oe previously ronea in pepper
",m lIUVf i,aKe lwo uou. or accora
1 4 .1 : m 1 11 M
l" "lc uaauug ire-
quently while in the oven. An hour
before serving spread over it some cur
rant jelly, return to the oven and let it
brown." Jf larding needles can be pro-'
cured the "larding" can be d?ne more'
easily and nicely by drawing the porlf
through with the needle, instead of cut
ting slits in the meat.
An Economical Diih. Slfcahl or boil
some mealy potatoes, mash them to
gether with some butter or cream, sea
son them and place a layer at the bot-'
torn of a rie-dish. Upon this place, a'
layer of finely-chopped cold meat or fish
of any kind, well seasoned. Then add
another layer of potatoes, and continue
Mlternating these with more chopped
meat until the dish be rilled. Smooth
down the topi strew bread crumbs upon
it, and bake until it is well browned. A
small quantity of meat serves in this'
manner to make a nice, presentable lit
tle dish. A sprinkling of chopped
pickles may le added if handy, and
hen fish is errployed it eats better if
rlrst beaten up with raw egjrs.
Fine cut straw or hay and clean oats'
are good materials for packing eggs,
but chaff should never be used. The
packing should be perfectly sweet and
dry, as musty and damp material will
impart a bad flavor to the eggs that
come long distances. Place two or
three inches of the material at the bot
tom of the package, then a layer of
eggs with the end toward the side of
the package but not touching the side
by an inch or more; then put on saver-
a incnes or packing, pressing down
Be. VnmVMr7 " auu .
an inch in depth of the packing and
put in another layer of eggs in the
same way" as the first, taking care that
the packingin pressed between theends
of the eggs and the side of the package,
and so continue until the last layer ia
in, which should be covered with at
least two inches of packing and an
inch of hay, and thd cover of the pack-'
age pressed doivn'closely. Eggs pack-
ed in this way can be transported lonz
distances without injury. Lxcnange.
If it is desired to obtain a stock of
hens for laying eggs to sell when they
bring the highest price, I like tho
hatching to take place the first week
in May, if of the Black Spanish, white
or brown Leghorn' bre'edJ They will
lay as soon as the tenth' of Oober.
From that time until the first of March,
is when I find it a good time, to sell'
eggs. In the matter of feeding, feed
so that your hens shall be healthy. Tbo'
healthy hens are those from which we
may expect eggs, and not those that
are extremely fat. When a hen does
not lay for four months in succession
I know of no way by which she can bo
made to make up for lost time, any
more than I can tell how a farmer can
make up the loss of two days' time per
maah. in fflPO ri!,liqait, ,!. T,ofh
business As to a hen not being
profitable to keep for eggs after she U
J o!d z Cannot endorse it, as I
bare liens that are four years old, ana
stin continue to deposit one dozen per
month, still I prefer young hens. In
selecting eggs to set.. select eggs from
are con li it ui it laving, jjiocb. auau-
jsn white and Brown Leghorns are
not' of much account for the table;
to kill them for the market is foUy.
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f W X A A 1 -
r. .uassaCIlUSeilS X lOUgliman
Growing- Smilax In the House.
vine. ith very little care it can bo
grown successuiny as a nouse plant.
1 lie seed should be sown in a box, or
in pots, in the house; should b kept
moist till the young plant appears: The
seed being rather slow lo ' germinate,
you must not think it bad if it does
not make its appearance in two weeks.
The young plant should be potted off
into three-inch pots as soon as they are
three or four inches high. Once a year
the bulb's should be allowed to dry off
and rest; they will start into growth
again in about six weeks. The vine
does not require the foil sun, but it
will grow in a partially shaded situa
tion. It can be trained on a small
thread aoross the window or around
p'wtitres. It is a climbing vine, and!
will attach itself tv a string in about
,i;h.. t Ba for rroath
etc, or when required for lighter work,
tte branches which become entangled'
Lean, be Mparatoo-i-xcaaTise,
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