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VOLUME XIV. y
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY MAY 9, 1878.
Extra c pies of the Hkrai.ii for ale hv .1. !','
Yniinst. I'oslorire new dt-pot, mid O. I'.John
non.edrner of Main and Hfih Sim-Is.
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
TOOTLE, IIAXXA &.
A. W. Mi-UroHLIS..
JiJN II O'Rol'BltK
. Assistant Cashier.
This P.ank is now open for business at their
new room, corner Main ami Sixtli streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stocks, Bands, Gold. Government and Locl
l'.OCGIIT AND SOLD.
Dojtosita Received and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
Available in auv part of the I'niteil States and
In all the I'liii'-ipulTowns and tines
AfiCXTS roll THK
Inman Line and Allan Line
lVrson wishing to bring out their friends from
rillCHASKTlCKFTS FltoM U8
Throusli t PUttKinontli.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
j. o. BOONE,
J.(",j .S.V( 't, opposite Saunders House.
.. AN l
S II A M V O 1 N li
in AS If air.
' l A
,nd sr.K r.ooNK. f:rNT.s
A 1-oone in a
"VYM. 3STE1"V ILL,
I'Ai.Aci: r.rj.UAnn hall
ea-t of First Nat. B;nk.)
A'lTSMol' 1 II.
SlTI'l.If ! WITH THE
1 EST WINES,
TLA TTSMOUTH, NF.r...
Statm Engines, UoUvra,
and (,'rist 21 iW
I, AH Al KTB.VJI
Wrought Iron Pipe. Force and Lift ,'it';;,;l,n
.Safety- ai e i,mn;i"i'.m... ...
k in, Is of Urass
Engine r nuugs.
repaired on snon mmn.
R M " M A C H
- MACHINE K i
Beps.iied ou Short Notice.
T HE BUTCIIEIi,
Can (ihra!!.? be found at
Hatt's Old Stand,
Ready to sell the beat MeaU.
YOUN'C. buvs fre-h fat cattle, sheep, hog- At.
direct from the farmers every day, and his
meat are always good.
U CVE. FISH. AXO FOWL, IX SEASOX
FTC, ETC., ETC.
One Door Eat of the rost-Oflice, riattsmouth.
-: O :
Bractical Workers in
KiJKFT IRON. ZIXC. TIX. BRA
ZIER Y, tf c, cf c.
Large assortment of Hard aim Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OU COOKING,
Always on Hand.
r.vry variety of Tin, Sheet Iron, and Zinc
"Work, kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Pone on Short Notice.
z&TEVER TTHIXO WA.RRASTED .'
PRICKS LOW BOW'X.
S AGE BROS,
HAM, M. CIIAP5IA.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
in Chancery. OfiW in titzer-
I'jyt PL ATTSMOCTII
1. II. WIIEEI.EK A O.
LAW OFFICE Real Estate, Fire ami Life In
surance Agents. i'lattsii;outh. Nebraska. Col
lectors. ta-nayer. Have a complete ah-tract
of titles. Uuy and sell real estate
JAM EH K. MOKIIIHOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Counties ; selves special attention
to collection and abstracts of title. Office wit h
Ceo. S. Smith, Fitzgerald lilock. Flatt-mouth,
;ev. h. km itii.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker Special attention piven to Collections
and all matters sifted ins the title to real estate.
Oltice on 2d floor, over Post Oflice. Flattsmoutli,
JO II XV II A I .N EH
JCSTH'E OK THE PEACE, ami collector of
debts, collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortgages. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
nsiiallv transacted before a Justice of the I eace.
Hest of reference irivi-n if required.
Otliee on Mail! Street, West of ourt Tlotise.
40-yi JOHN W.HAINES.
it. H. WIIF.FI.KK,
K. 1). stosr.
WHEELER & STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
it is mvix;mto,
rilYSICIAN & SniCKOV. tenders his pro
fessional services to ihe citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast comer Sixth and Oak sts. ;
oiliee on .Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
lilt. J. St. XV ATKKHAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
LuuLtrillc, Can Co., A'eh.
rfAlways at the oflice on Saturdays. 4oyl
im. xr. ii. nciiilkm:cht,
IMSACTISINO RHYSICIAN. will attend calls
at all hours, night or day. J'latl.smouth. Ne
JOHEI'lI II. IIAI.Li. .11. 1.
niVSICIAN & Sl'k(;i"()N'. will attend all
calls, ilav or night. o:liee vi:li U. K. Li ing
l"ii. Main St., one door above Black & Kulf
rRACTK INO PHYSICIAN
Calls promptly attended to.
.1. I.. MrCIM'A,
DENTIST, and Hnmrrpathic 1'Iiy-ician. or
lii e conn r Mam and Mil st's., over Herold's
store. I'lattsmouth, Neb. -jly
iu. i. iv. 4;ii:isoy,
Druggist and Physician,
ITeepliipr lTaler, el.
1 ;ood axsortn nt of
ST AT I OX A R r,
FA XCV ARTICLES,
J.-fpt. cijuxtuntlij on linn. I.
Otlirc adjoining Dru? Store. Calls
piomiUIy .inswfieil at all hours. fvl
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. Good Sample Room..
Every attention paid to guests. 4::ni3
ri.ATTsMiRTH. ----- N'HV
WOO DA HP,
lVerpIns "Valer, Xel.
iood aeeou inflations and reasonable charg
es. A good livery kept in connection with Ihe
J. J. nnrOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known and most popular Landlord
in the State. Always stop al the Commercial.
PLMTE VALLEY HOUSE,
JOI1X HOYS. I'roprietor.
tiii: i.i ni:i.i iiii.i: isorsc.
(iooil accominodations for Farmers
and the traveling public. Hoard SI per
day. Meals 23c. Entirely refitted and
re-furnished, and farmers are request
ed to call and jret 3 niea'd and bed for
LAUGEST AND FINEST HOTEL BETWEEN
CHICAGO AND SAN FBANCLSCO.
GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
O. K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on haud
REST MILWAUKEE BEER.
which can be had at no other
I'LACU l. THK CITY.
Also the best of
rrz-VKs. LiQUviis. Axn cigars.
rum: apple boiled cider.
Roiled down from 3 gallons to
At Ed. Rosenbaum's by the glass or
33m6 Kd. Hosmlmnm.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Malu street. Corner of Fifth.
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - NEB.
j Still Better Rates for Lumber. !
Ckntkai. Fall's, K. I., Oct 19, 1877.
Dr. H. K. Stkvkxs :
It 1 a pleasure t pive my testimony for your
valuable medicine. 1 was sick for a loni; time
with ltriitxu under the Doctor's care. He paid
it was it'alrr between the Hmrt and Licrr. I
received no benefit until I commenced taking
the Vegetine ; in fact. I wan Rrowida worse. I
have tried many remedies : they did not help
me. Vecetink is the medicine for Ttroify. I
bepan to fcl better after taking a few bottles.
I have taken thirty bottles in all. 1 am per
fectly well. I am perfectly well, never telt bet
ter. No one can feel more thankful than I do.
I ain, dear sir, gratefully vours.
a. d. Wheeler.
VKiiF.TISK. When the blood becomes life
less and etapnant. either from change of we.it h
er or of climate, want of exercise, irregular diet,
or from any other cause, the Vkoktink will re
new the blood, carry oif the putrid humors,
cleanse the xtomach. regulate the bowels, and
impart a tone of vigor to the whole body.
For Kidney Complaint and
IsLEsttOito. Me., Dec. 28, 1877.
DrnrSir I had had a emujh, for eighteen
years, when I commenced taking the VeKctine.
1 w;ls very low ; my system was debilitated by
disease. I had the Kitliui Cnmlniitt, and was
very MTiwrtix coii(ji bad. lioirj sore. When I
had takeu one bottle I found it was helping me ;
it lias helped my cush, and it strengthens me.
lam now able" to do my work. Never have
found anytlmur like the f.cktixr. I know it
is everythinir it is recommended to be.
Mils. A. J. I'ENDLETON.
Vecetink is nourishing and strengthening;
fiuriflex t tie blood . regulates the bowels : quiets
the nervous p ystein ; acts directly upon the se
cretions ; and arouses the whole system to ac
For Sick. Headache.
Evaxsvill. Iso., Jan. 1
Mil. Stevens :
D'Uir Sir. I have used your Veii ktin e for
SirH lhuitirhe. and been greatly benefitted
thereby. I have every reason to believe it to
be a good medicine. Vours very respectfully,
Mas. JAMES CON NEB.
411 Third St.
Heai ni k. There are various causes for
hcatlache. as derangement of the circulating
system, of the digestive organs, of the nervous
s . stem, i-c. V K ; k.t I N F. can be said to be a sure
remedy for the many kinds of headache, as it
acts directly upon the various causes of the
complaint. Nervousness, Indigestion, Co.stive
ness. klieimiatisiii. Neuralgia. Biliousness, &e.
Try t he V k; e it n k. You will never regret it.
Dr. fii vs. M. lUTUiKXHAUsEM. Apothecary.
The doctor writes : I have a large number of
ood customer. vvho take Voiictme. Thev all
speak well of it. 1 know it i- a good medicine
for t lie complaints for which it is recommended.
Dkc. 27. 1S77
MiF.il s k is ri irreat p anacea for our aged
fathers and mot lirs ; for it gives t heni s length,
qui 'ts tlu ir perves, and fcives them Natuie's
U. K STEVEN S. EslJ. :
l)i r Sir. We have been selling your valua
ble eget ine for three years, ai.il e liml I hat it
aives perfect satisfaction. W e believe it to In;
I lie best blood puri!r now sold. Very respect
fully, Di:. .1. E. B4WN & CO.. IrwrjL-ti.
Vkc.ktine ha IP
ver failed to effect a cure,
ntii to the system debili-
iivins lone and str
tated by disease.
I V. T Al
12. II. STLU:.S, Iloston, Mass.
Vesstine is Sold by all Druggists.
Crf L L .-4 T
LI VERY, EEEP AND SALE
Corner 6t!i and Fearl Sts.
HOJISKS KOAI:IKl BY THK
iMY, WEEK, OK JlOXTSl.
SOLID OB TEATJETJ.
For a Fair Comniission.
TIMIS AT ALL HOCUS.
Bawicular attention paid to
Driving and. Training
Ais A Hearse furnished when called for.
A tirent Itedurtioii In I'riccM of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
I'riees reduced from 'JO to 30 ner cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1X77. Address,
GREAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
01 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh. Ba. I8yl
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general jobbing.
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
ol larm and otlier macnuiery, as there
is a good lathe in my shop.
PETER HA U EN,
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He Is well known as a
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
Xov lVasons and HuzzleM made to
Shop on Sixth street, opposite Streii;ht's Stable
STKE1GHT & MILIEU,
ana an nines oi narness stock, constantly on
Remember the place
on Lower JIala Street.
opposite E. G. Dovey's
STREIGHT fP MILLER.
A Gentle Word is nerer lost.
A gentle word is never lost.
Oh, never then refuse ;
It cheers the heart when tempest-tossed
And lul.'s the cares that bruise one ;
It scatter sunshine o'er our way.
And turns our thornes to roses ;
It charges weary night to day.
And hope and love discloses.
A gentle word is never lost
Thy fallen brothers need it ;
How easy and how small the cost
With peace and comfort fpeed it ;
Then drivo the shadows from thy cheek,
A smile can well replace it :
Our voice is music when we speak
With gentle word to grace It.
Hail, (Jentle Sprinsj.
Fiom the Uurlingtou Hawkeye.
Out of his snug little lair,
Timidly peepeth the was-sup ;
Murmurs of spring in the air
GlTeth Him subject for gossip.
Dear little thing.
With his wee. tiny 6tin2,
He can pick a big I'ercheron hoss up.
Out in the sunshine, the bee
Tuneth bis musical bumble ;
And the be-double-e-tea-el-e
Looketh for something to tumble..
The boys you o'rwhelin.
With your venomous helm.
Bright, busy bumble, will grumble.
Sweetest and fairest of all.
Glancing askance at the window,
Sniffing the dust in the hall.
Standing with arms set a-kimbo
Woman, O woman
It's just superhuman, .
The amount of spring cleaning you kin do.
Cured bj Cremation.
Cincinnati Saturday Night.
Mrs. Boggs had been under the
weather for two or three days. At
least she said she was, but these at
tacks came rt titer frequently, Boggs
thought, for when his wife was having
one of her spells he has to cook the
meals and do all the house work. "We
don't remember what particular state
the weather was in this last time, but
Mrs. Boggs was under it, and she was
under it very bad. She even told
Boggs that she didn't believe she was
ever going to get out of it, and she
made a hysterical request tl at he bury
her in some sunny spot where I he birds
might come and sing to her, and she
made him promise that he would bring
flowers once a week and scatter them
over her grave. A doznn times that
day Boggs was called from his work
in the kitchen to bid a last farewell to
his dying wife, but still she lingered.
He had been through this experience
a great many times before, so he wasn't
so much alarmed as he otherwise might
That night as he sat watching, like
the affectionate husband he was, at her
bedside, she saw that he was deeply
engrossed in a book.
"What book are you reading, dear?"
she faintly asked.
A railroad guida, my love," was the
What do you want with a railroad
guide?" she inquired.
I want to see how far it is to Wash
ington, Pa. and how the trains run,"
said Mr. Boggs.
She would have asked him what he
had to do with Washington, Pa., but 1 e
got up and went out and she fell into
a doze, the inclination to which she
didn't care to repress, even though it
delayed the final departure that s-he
had so often prated about, u lien t-ne
uvoke she saw Boggs benuing over
her with a candle. He evidently hadn t
observed that she was awake, so clos
ing her eyes she feigned sleep and
overheard the "following soliloquy.
which sufficiently explained to her now
thoroughly awakened senses, his in
quiry of the railroad guide about the
route to Washington, Pa. "Splendid
subject for cremation a little scrag
gy. (Mrs. Bogg s lingers were nervous
ly under the bed clothes and she had
hard work to keep from Hying at him),
but the scraggv ones incenerate quick
er than tl e fat ones, the doctor says.
She could be greased if necessary to
make her go quicker. Think 1 11 send
her up by express, as I'm to busy in
the store to get away-. Her ashes can
be forwarded to me in an envelope
through the mail. I'll know them (au
dible chuckle). They'll be under the
weather every few weeks and want to
die. And they 11 ask me to bury them
in some sunny spot where the birds
can come and sing to 'em. 111 send
word to Dr. Le Moyne to make it hot
for her she has kept things hot for
me. Ana l n ten him 10 let an the re
porters in, so as to give her a good send
off through the papers, and whoop 'er
up Liza Jane. Sorry 1 cant be ttere
to stir her up myself; and "
A thrilling, ear-piercing scream came
from the woman under the weather,
and w ith a bound sumeient to land her
on top of any weather that ever lived,
she sprang out of bed and had Boggs
by the ear in a flash, while she fairly
screamed: " You 11 cremate me, will you, you
bald beaded old reprobate! You'll send
my scraggy body up to Washington by
express (giving his ear a wring between
the sentences(; and tell that wicked
old wretch, Le Moyne, to make it hot
for me ; and you'll have my ashes sent
up to you in a letter (growing more
and more wrathy. and thumping him
over the head with the candlestick she
had snatched away from his hand);
and bury me in some sweet sunny spot
(whack!) where the birds may come
and sing (bing!); and you want the re
porters there (bang!) to whoop'er up Lv
za Jane (boom!j. Oh, you mean wretch
ed, wicked old man, you; I'll live t
hundred years to spite you, see if J
Then she pushed Boggs out of ' the
door and bolted it, and he had to make
up a bunk on the kitchen floor that
night, next to the stove. But a pecu
liar smile played about Boggs face
even when he was rubbing the sore
spots on his bald head, and he mur
mured softly to himself, "Guess I've
cured her of them spells for one while
Mrs. Boggs hasn't been under the
weather since, but mention of the
word cremation drives her wild.
The following resolutions were pass
ed by the Ilock Bluffs Greenback Club
No. 10, at llock Bluffs April ICth. 1378.
1. Rtsolccd, That the present hard
times are entirely due to the egregious
financial policy adopted and persistent
ly adhered to by our government. A
policy of contraction highly favorable
to the money power, but in direct con
flict with the people.
2. That we are in favor of the re
peal of the act resuming specie pay
ment in 1S79, believing that a paper
currency backed by the patriotism and
property of 43,000,000 people will con
stitute the best money that can be de
vised. 3. That we strenuously insist upon
the unconditional repeal of the infa
mous act of March 18G9, and funding
act of 1870, and we urge the payment
of the bonds in Greenbacks, declaring
all acts requiring them paid in coin a
flagrant violation of the legal tender
4. That Congress has the absolute
power and exclusive right to create and
coin money, and that all money should
be issued by the government, whether
paper or metal, and should be a full le
gal tender for all debts, duties and de
mands in the U. S. at its stamped value
5. That it is the duty of the govern
ment to call in all the U. S. bonds now
out, and pay them off in full legal ten
der paper money of the United States,
and every dollar of such legal tender
money to be protected by the govern
ment at par with gold and silver and
said currency never to be converted
into U. S. bonds of any class or kind
(i. That it is the duty of Congress
to repeal the national banking law at
once, and the government to provide a
currency for the people without their
being taxed for the privilege of obtain
7. That we have full faith in M. M
Pomeroy and the principles advocated
by him in Pomeroy's Democrat, and
that we recognize him as the chairman
of the National Greenback Organiza
tion in the IT. S.
G. W. SlIRADER,
B. G. Doom. President.
Estata Assessment of Cass Co..
22.1 ill. ):
S 8.5) rj
Rock IJ uffs
Ki;;lit Mile drove
W cepiir-c Water
; i con wood
Sont tl Bend
Total value of lots
The American Agricul'a rist for May
1st, surpasses itself, if possible, with
its hundred or more useful articl s and
paragraphs, illustrated by some 70
original sketches and engravings. The
Work of the Month in different depart
ments is laid out, with multitudes of
practical hints and directions. A va
riety of swindles are shown up, includ
ing the "Butter Compound, "Alligator
Plant," etc. Some of the leading arti
cles are: Important Results of Farm
Experiments; 1,000 Cottages, with
dans and specifications; "Among the
Farmers, by One of Them ;" "Talks on
Farm Crops," No. 18; Hints and Helps
to Farmers, Labor-Saving Contrivan
ces, with many engravings; liaising
Ducks; ChapLer on Sparrows, Corn
Planting, The Catalpa and Its Lses,
Penguins, Care of Bees in
May, etc.; New Conn. Dog Law, Grape
ines on Small Places, A W lsconsin
Barn. Wire Trellis, numerous House
hold Topics, Youth and Children's De
partment and their Garden, etc., etc.
Price, 15 cents; Sl.GOavear. Orange
Judd Company, Publishers, N. Y.
Notes on Nebraska Sheep liaising.
From the Omaha Herald.
Elkiiorn Station, A prill 28.
Rambling over different sections of
our new and prosperous State, I find
myself in this beautiful part of the
valley on the Elkhorn River. Having
been of late years a farmer, I feel at
home visiting others of that occupa
tion, and walked out to the farm of
Mr. L. L. Stephens, three and one-half
miles from the station. I found him
located on a point of the bluffs, over
looking the valley for- many miles.
He owns, cultivates, and has covered
with cattle, seven hundred acres of
fine bottom and hill land. The hill
portion would make one of the best
sheep-ranges that could be found in
any country. The ravines grow quite
an extensive forest of hard oak, hick
ory, and other timber. These ravines
and groves would afford shelter for an
innumerable Hock of sheep. Wool
growing made the county of Washing
ton, Penn., one of most wealthy, if not
the wealthiest county in Pennsyl
vania. "Why do not our farmers turn
their attention to this industry?
I found in Decatur, in the northeast
ern corner of Burt county, a Mr. Page,
who has let out to keep, four hundred
head of sheep. He gives for their
keeping one-half the 'wool and one
half the increase, the keeper obliged to
make and keep good the original stock.
Mr. Page receives 50 per cent, on his
investment, and Mr. "White, the keeper,
is well satisfied. Sheep will not do well
on wet or bottom lamb, and only re
quire to be foddered in the winter sea
sonregularly, a supply of running wa
ter, and fed with oats, icas or beans in
severe weather and have shelter for
, them to use at pleasure. A
The population of Saline County is
A heavy hail storm passed over parts
of Richardson county on the 22d of
Wahoo has an emigration paper, pub
lished bv Davis & Andrews of the In
dependent. Doane College has had several valu
able gifts of late books, shells and
A vinegar factory has been establish
ed at Nebraska City with a capacity of
twenty barrels a week.
A large Presbyterian church is to be
built in Fairbury the present summer;
work on the foundation has commenc
ed. Platte Co. has a population of C.074
according to the census returns, Colum
bus having 1,770; increase in city since
A young man living near Bell Creek,
Washington Co., was recently kicked
by a horse, and died on the 24th from
the effects of the wound.
Fairbury College, located at Fairbu
ry, Jefferson county, has been abandon
ed for want of necessary f und3, and on
account of present indebtedness.
Mr. I. P. Gage, State Sunday School
Missionary, reported a large and enthu
siastic gathering at the National Sun
day School Convention, recently held
at Atlanta Georgia.
Walters, late of the Grand Island
Times, was married the other day to
Miss Laura Crandall, of Lincoln. "We
thought it must be something extraor
dinary that took Walters out of the
profession. Fremont Herald.
Kearney Press: Anyone, who does
not Know, can nanny estimate or im
agine the amount of land now be
ing taken up in this vicinitv. Thirtv-
three homesteads were taken in one
forenoon at he Bloomington land of
A young Bohemian, working for a
larmer one mile west ot Wahoo, com
mitted suicide by hanging himself to a
tree; the coroner's jury after due in
vestigation failed to find any cause for
the action, but it is generally thought
he was deranged.
As a general thing winter grain has
not been a uniform success in this sec
tion, except in favorable locations, but
those who sowed it last fall "hit it"
sure. Winter wheat and rye could not
look better in any country and promis
es an enormous yield. Fairbury Ga
Last week Wednesday the long tailed
coat of a Russian became entangled in
the machinery of the Spring Ranch
mills, rapidly winding up the unfortu
nate man and crushing and bruising
him in a frightful manner. His cloth
ing was entirely torn from his body,
and it was thought that his injuries
would prove fatal. Hastings Journal
The scholars of the Blair High School
have elected Miss Grant Cook as May
Queen, and if the weather be fine, will
hold a picnic at the grove near the old
DeSoto mill site on Friday, May 3d.
The Blair Cornet Band, will in all prob
ability, be in attendance to furnish mu
sic for the occasion, and a good time is
now anticipated by the children Blair
The celebrated Philips. Dubois, "Wal
worth murder case at Sidney has been
tried and Mrs. Walworth was found
guilty of murder in the second degree,
while Dubois was cleared : the case was
a complicated one and many innocent
ones will suffer from being related to
the parties, the evidence against both
persons was meagre, but the verdicts
give general satisfaction.
The account of a sad of case drowning
comes from the Nebraska City News.
Mr. Charles Butts, in company with
his wife attempted to ford the Nema
ha river with a team and wagon but
the river was so swollen that the box
was taken from the wagon and the two
carried clown stream, ihe man suc
ceeded in reaching the shore, but his
wife was carried off and drowned. The
couple had been married only about
six months, and were highly respected
by all who knew them.
A singular accident occured west of
the town last Thursday. Two travc
lnra wrf ilrivitii' a n:tir of horses nt-
tached to a wagon having various
goods, clothing etc., when suddenly
parcel or straw in the wagon box was
all ablaze, and the wind beihg high the
fire spread and very soon consumed the
wagon box and all its contents. The
men tried their best to save their prop
erty and burned their hands badly
They were on their way to Kans as
their names are unknown to us.
On his last visit to St. Edwards, Ne
braska, Mr. A. T. Coquilard, president
of the St. Edwards laud and emigra
tion company, offered a handsome pres
ent to the first male child born in the
town, and one day last week he was
called upon to fullfill his promise, the
lucky babyliaving been born to the wife
of Byron K. Smith. Mr. Coquillard
accordinly sent the little stranger, in
the name of the company, n silver ta
ble set, composed of a knife, fork and
spoon, contained in a handsome case.
South Bend Tribune.
A Russian man of war is anchored
off the coast of Maine, and causes no
little excitement. It is regularly or
ganized and has ou officers and ooo ma
rines. She is now waiting orders from
St. Petersburg, and is probably station
ed to operate against Great Britain, up
on the commencement of hostilities.
Jno. Morrissey, ex-Congressman, and
State Senator from New York City,
died May 1st, at Saratoga N. Y.
A tow boat on the Mississippi explo
ded its boiler opposite Memphis, May
1st, blowing the boat literally to pieces.
The boat had a crew of twenty-five, 8
or 10 of which are missing and un
The great storm of which the tele
graphic dispatches have been inform
ing us for several days, spread over half
of the continent and did more damage
than any storm on record. Fresh i ri
dden' s are constantly being brought
in and furnished to the press. The first
reports, which at the time were thought
to be exaggerated, turn out to be far
less than the truth. Northern Iowa
seems to have been almost denuded of
trees, fences, buildings and live stock.
Many farms which were well stocked
have not" a living thing, a stand
ing tree or fence left on them.
Congressman Clark, of Iowa, present
ed a bill in the National Legislature a
day or two ago to prevent the insolv
ency of railroad companies. The bill
provides that any duly organized rail
road company may deposit at the Uni
ted States Treasury gold coin received
from the sales of capital stock, and re
ceive interest at the rate of 4 per cent.
Chicago railway officials do not appear
to very greatly fa" or the bill. They
doubt its feasibility, find are inclined
to think that the bill will die the same
death that has overtaken many similar
Hon. P. B. S. Pinchback, (colored), of
Louisiana likes Hayes southern policy,
but is sore over his failure to get into
the Senate. He thinks t at the color
line in the South has been broken, and
that hereafter in the South the Repub
lican party will not get an undivided
support from the colored people.
Sitting Bull is reported as anxious
to return to the United States. He
has about 1,000 lodges of followers, all
in one camp, just over the line on Ca
Extensive preparations are being
made at Gettysburg to observe Decora
tion Day. The oration will be deliver
ed bv General Benjamin F. Butler.
President Hayes and Postmaster Gen
eral Key will be present.
The National party held a meeting
in Chicago and reviewed the prospect.
200 newspapers were reported as sup
porting the cause, and several States
were announced as organizing for ihe
The late rains in various parts of the
West have caused serious damage in
manv sections, nrinciuallv along the
i bottoms, from overflow, and on uplands
from washing. In the tracks of the
tornadoes that have been prevalent se-
lous loss of life and pioperty has also
been experienced. These visitations,
not unusual in the West and South
west, should receive the closest atten
tion from meteorologists, that in the
end something of the laws which gov
ern these destructive storms of wind
may be understood, carrying death and
desolation as they do in their narrow
but fatal tracks.
From gentlemen with whom we have
conversed, and from letters received,
the effects of the rains, it is thought,
will not be permanently hurtful, but
will of course serve to retard corn
planting, and further south where corn
is up, the cultivation thereof. On low
lands corn will have to be planted over,
but there is yet time enough for this.
The fear generally expressed is, that
small grain being so forward, will ripen
so early as seriously to interfere with
the cultivation of corn. This, howev
er, may be met by tlie hiring of extra
help, and the crops will undoubtedly
well repay the expenses. In the lati
tude of St. Louis wheat is already head
ing out, and in a very short time now
the sickles of the reapers will be run
ning in thousands of fields south, and,
as the sun advances north, it will ripen
its twelve-mile swath day by day, to be
followed by the harvester The out
look on the whole never was better in
the South, Southwest and Northwest
In central Illinois and in southern
lowa and Kansas, much of the corn is
up and ready for cultivation, larther
north, tanners are busy planting. In
Iowa planting is well ad vancnl, except
in the extreme north part of the state.
This is true of northern Illinois, and
well up into Wisconsin. In the far
western states, Minnesota. Nebraska,
and Kansas, there i3 in addition to the
magnificent outlook for an extraordi
nary crop, the additional stimulus of
great immigration. The same rnav be
said of Dakota, Missouri. Iowa, Wis
consin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan
all join in this cheering intelligence:
" Crops never better, outlook a'l that
could be desired." Business also is
looking up and the full tide of prosper
ity, financially, for the West, seemson
ly to be waiting on another full crop;
all classes realizing fully that agricul
ture is the groundwork of all human
We may reiterate what we have be
fore stated, that, never in the history
of the West have we had so advanced
a season of uniformly mild weather, or
so early a season for planting. This
our "Record" has shown from week to
week. The weather is now generally1
favorable for farm work. Let us hone
it mav continue, and at the close of the'
season's labors all mav unite in one' Address vour orders to Ff.aNE Lrs
grand harvest home such as the West lie. S3, 55 & 57 Park Place, cor.-eoHegtf
ha3 never yet seen. Prairie Farmer. Plaee, New York.-
UKliAT FXI'LOSION AT .MINNEAP
The Second Largest Flouring JtJUl . Iif
the World Blown to Atoms.
At seven o'clock on the evening of
the 2d, the city was shaken as by air
earthquake by a terrific ex plosion which'
was promptly traced to the grounds of
the great flouting mill in what is known
as the "Platform," just above St. An
thony's falls, where the entire flouring
district of the city is concentrated. Tho'
explosion came from the great Wash
burne mill, from which a column of
flame was seen to shoot up several hun
dred feet, followed by a trash that
crushed the immense structuro like ail
eggshell. Secondary explosions instant
ly destroyed Thompson & Hoyt and
The immediate theory of the explo
sion is that it took place in gas gener
ated in the patent Middlings purifier
process. The explosion took place at
the hour of changing day for night
hands and many of both were undoubt
ly in the building.
The number of dead is how placed
at seventeen, x here were many thrill
ing incidents and narrow escapes.
The loss to property is enormous, but
confusion is too great for intelligent
estimates at present. Rough calcula
tion places it at 81,500,000, of which
3100.000 will fallnponthe milling in
terest. Loss throughout the city by
breaking of glass, etc., is 810,000.
Five mills and a plaining mill were
destroyed besides adjoining property,"
including 87 out of 117 runs of stone
iu the city. The fire following the
mills, which were involved in the dis
aster form a group which comprises
the heaviest concerns in the Mate.
Chief among them were the two Wash
burn mills, the property of ex-Gover-
nor C. C. Washburn, of Wisconsin, of
which the one in which the explosion
occurred was the largest flouring mill
in the country, and the largest but one
in the world. It was built in 1870, in
cluded 4 1 run of stones, and waa val-'
ued at 8200,000.
The School Lands.
Capt. Paine furnishes the following
statistics about school lands:
That was a munificent act of con
gress that gave Nebraska one-eigh-" .
teenth of its entire area for common'
school purposes. The feudal system
deprived the states of Europe of en
dowments of this kind, and free schools
have not long been in vogue over"
The school lauds remaining unsold
January 1, 1878, being section 10 and
3G in every township, including 25,
845 acres of indemnity lands sold by
the government prior to donating these
sections are distributed among the
counties to the aggregate amount of 2,-'
47b', yoi acres.
Under the provisions of the consti
tution none of these lands can be sold
for less than 87.00 per acre, thereby
ultimately yielding the grand sum of
S A I. ICS AND LEASES.
There was sold during 1877, on twen
ty years time, ten per cent, interest. 5.-'
383 acres at an average of 88 per acre,'
and 3,355 acres were sild for cash at
in average price. During the saint'
year ly.Ool acres were leased, the les
sees laying 8 per cent of the appraised
value for the use of the lands and they
to he re-appraised every five years. On
the 20th of Aruil there had been leas
ed during this year 2!,440 acies on the
same terms, and from the present indi
cations these figures will be increased
to over 5,000 acres before the close of
the year. The money arising from the
leased lands is paid into the treasury
to the credit of the temporary school
The temoporary school fund anpor-'
tioned to the several counties last
year amounted to 81C9.277 52, and
was derived from the one mill school
tax interest on the 8500,000 permanent
school fund securities held by the state
treasurer and school land leases. This'
sum wa3 apportioned among 2,416 or
ganized school districts, containing 92.-
1M children of school age, and is 81.84
per capita. N'hool lands are advertis
ed and sold when the county officials
of any county report a demand for
them. Some u,000 acres have been sold;
this season. Republican.
Dr. Deems and Frank Leslie.
The brilliant literary ability of Rev.-
Charles Force Deems, I). D. LL. D., the"
distinguished Pastor of the Church of
Strangers, New York, associated witlr"
the undaunted courage, enterprise and
energy of I rank Leslie, has, in connec
tion with the Sunday Magazine, result
ed in much profit to the country. Frank
Leslies Sunday Magazine has no rival,
nor need it fear any. No American
monthly has taken a more rapid or a
firmer hold on the affections of the irro
ple. While it is purely religious in'
tone and teaching, it is non-sectarian;'
and not "over-righteous." and there x
an abiding element of freshness about
it which is truly invigorating. Each
number contains 128 quarto pages of
pure pleasantness, illustrated with 100'
highly interesting engravings that
kind of literature which, while it at
tracts, captivates and entertains, in
structs, cheers and elevates the reader,
no matter what the creed, sex or age
maybe. The low price of this publi
cation places it within the reach of the
million. The annual subscription price'
is but S3; single copies, 25 cents post
paid. Among the many good things contain-
, ed in the June number, nowready.and
which cioses the 1 bird olume, we no
tice the following articles: "The Pyra
mids." bv Rev. Phillip SchatT, D. I).;
"The Life of Alexander Duff," by A.
II. Guernsey ; "Glimpse of the Tower
of London." by Rev. John Bayley ; "18
47," by T. B. Macaulay; "The Home'
Pulpit," by the Editor; "Florence and
the Medici;" "Strasburg and its Cathe
dral;" "Wit. Wisdom and Pathos of
Childhood :" "Incidents in the Reign of
Terror in France;" "Hours w ith Eng
lish Sacred Poets," etc.. etc. Stories by
Byron A. Brooks. J. II. Connolly, F.
M. F. Skene and others ; beautiful po
ems, interesting anecdotes, miscellane-
I ous notes.
etc, complete the bright
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