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l'IHIr IMtfi; 1M ftrt 'IWl' 4I11HI1 WlMf
On Vine St.. One Block North of Main,
Corner of FifUi Street.
15 no im oo 21 oo! MOO; 4nl (mi nn ioa r
(TERMS : $2.00 a Year.
$.VAH Advertising bills due quarterly. t
tfTnusieM lulrertisfhicnts until be pi4
lor in advance.
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.)
" PERSEVERANCE COXQUEKS."
liAHCKMT cilM'l'I'ATIOX OF AM
r.VI'KKI.V f,AtH COISTV.
Ttrmi, in Advance:
Ltia ropies f the llElULO tot $.'! by J. P."
Young, I'ostoltlcn iu'wj depot,-- and O. F. Jolm-
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY MAY lo, 1878.
One cpv, one year
riiiH -.i.v six months
bou.curiicr ol -iain ana t iuu bu veU.
One copy. three months.
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OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
SUC F.rtSOK TO
TOOTLK, 1IA.WA A t'tAKK
E. ;. Dover .
A. W. Mi'I.AIUlHI.IN.
This Hank is now open for business at their
new room, corner Main and Sixth streets, und
is prepared to transact a qcneral
StoeUt, Bonds, Gold. Government nd Locl
r.Ol'CHT AND SOLD.
De2otiits Reeeircd and Interest Allow
ed on Tim Ctrtijb-ates.
Available in anv tart of the United State and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
Ai:vrs Fon tiic
In man Line and Allan Line
person wishing to bring out tin ir friends from
ri'Ri'llASETICKKTS FHOM t'S
Throush to PUttumonth.
r i '
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Main Slntt, opposite Sa misters House.
S 11 A V I XII AN D S II A M P O O 1 N O
U-pi-cial attention unveil to
ri'TTiya CHI l.DHKN'S Ayj) LA
1UAS If A Hi.
VAi.L AND sr.K i;00NK,(iKNTS,
And boii:.' In a
PA LAV 1! HI U.I AM HALL
(Main St.. east of Firt Nat. Hank.)
ri.ArrsMoiTii. - - - NKn-
MY IIVK IS Mffl.l F.! WITtt T1IK
HE.-T WINKS, LKiUOKS rinAP.s,
j hki:::, in... r..
JUpniitr of Xtuim Enjin, Hoik-rs.
Si: iv and (Irist Mill)
;. AM STEAM KITTIitS
Wrought Iron Pipe. Force and Lift Pij- steaiii
Uauccs. Safel v-Valve ( o.vernors. and all
kinds of P.rass Limine 1 ittinys.
repaired oa short notw.
F A K M MACHINKKI
I!epaired on Short Notice. 'i
iv on n ft !
T II E B U T C II E R ,
Cun ihcais 1e found nt
Ilatt-s 01l Stand,
Jtendi) to sell the best Meats.
YofVd bnvs rr.--h fat cattle, sheep, hors .V:e.
direct from the fanners every day, and his
rie-ats are a! way good.
0.4.VE. risn. -i.vfl fowl, .v seasox
FTC. ETC., F.Tl-,
One 1'oor Fast of the Post-Oftloe, Plattsmonth,
Practical Workers in
sheet n:ox, zixe, tin, bra-
ZIEHY, ifv, tfc
Larve assortment of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR COOKING,
Always on Hand.
Cvry variety of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
"Work, kept in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
tgrEVETtYTniXO WAJIRA XTED .'
PRICES IOW DOWX.
HAM. M. fllAPMAV,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Office in Fitzger
I'.yl FLATTSMOUTII, NE1.
I. II. WIIKEKKK A CO.
I. VW OFFM'K. Keal Estate, Fire and MfcTn
siirance Ajrents. Plattsinonth. Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Luy and sell real ectate, netcntiate
loans, itc. tyl
JAMF.S K. MOIIHISOV
ATTOKN'KY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Cmtities ; gives special attention
nu..tii.na tiiiil ..lwtr-iets of title. Ol
Oeo. S. Smith. Fitzsjerald lilock, P!attnionth,
1 I I i s rt II I
4.EO. K. SMITH.
TTOKNKY AT LAW and Iteal Estate Bro
ker Special attention pi veil to Collections
and all matters affectini: the title to real estate.
Oilice on '.'d floor, over Post Office. Plattsnionth,
Nebraska. 40 '
.IOIIX XV HAIXKH
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, ano collec tor of
debts, collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Mortgages. Deeds, and otii
er instruments drawn, and all county business
usual! transacted before a Justsceof tne Peace.
P.t-sf i,l i-ference iriven if required.
Oilice On Main street. West of Court House.
4,.yl JOHN W. HAINES.
I. 11. VVHF.KI.KH.
K. 1. STOVE.
WHEELER & STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
St It MVIXIiSTOX.
PHYSICIAN & Sl'KCKON. tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Cass county.
Kesidence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Oilice on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
Ilt. J. 31. WATKKJIAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Ijui'illc, C Co., Xcb.
"Always at the office on Saturdays. 4oyl
lUt. Ar. II. H"HIMIiXF.CHT,
PK ACTISIN'C. PHYSICIAN, will attend rails
at all hours, night or dav. Plati-iuouth. Ne
JOSIJ'II II. IIAI.I,. M. I.
PHYSICIAN & SUI::KoN. will Mttend all
calls, day or nUbf. o:l:e; with K. U. I.ivini!
ston. Main St., one door above Uiack & Kull
int. a ii. mi.ii:itft am,
PUACTICINO PHYSICIAN. Louisville. Nth.
Calls promptly attended to. Mly
J. 1,. ltc StU.A,
DENTIST, and Homiepi'thic Pb ici:in. of
fii e coriu-r Main ami "dh si's., over HeroM's
stTc, I'lattsmniith, Neb. l"y
Ilt. I. W. ('IliltOX,
Druggist and Physician,
W'tTpisi.sr Water, Xclt.
A yood assortment of
FA XV YA RTICLES,
k'pt c'Distuntl; on hand.
Ot:W? alj')iniii;,' Drug1 Store. Calls
Iromitly ai:swertl at all hours. 6vl
.. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. I! nod Sample Uooni..
Every attention paid to guests. 4:;mS
Pi. A TTSMOl Til. ----- Nki:.
D. WOOD A RI, - Prop.,
lVeepiiigr Water, A'cl.
Oooil accoir; m tdat ions and reasonable charg
es. A giKid livery kept in connection with the
COMMERC IAL HOTEL,
.. J. IZIHOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known :md most popular Landlord
in t he State. Always stop a", t ue Commercial.
PLATTE VALLEY HOUSE,
JOII.Y ItOAS. Fioin ietor.
Tin: old titi.i: iior.se
(loo.l accoiiinioilatinns for Fanners
ami tht traveling jml'lio. UoanlSlper
ilay. Meals Kntirely rclitted and
iv-furnishel. and farmers are request
ed to call and get 3 meals and bed for
LAIUIEST AND FINEST HOTEL BETWEEN
CHICAGO AND SAN' FRANCISCO.
GEO. THRALL, - - rrop.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
ETC., ETC ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
The oulv place in tow n w here "Turlev"s pat
ent self adjustable horse, collars are cold."
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
Slaiu street. Corner ot Firth,
j Still Better Rates for Lumber.
i'KXTKAi. Falls, K. I., Oct 19, 1377.
Dr. II. R. Stkvf.ss :
It is a pleasure to pive my testimony for your
valuable medicine. I was sick for a loni? time
xvlth Jtriu under the Doctor's care. He ald
it was Water between the Heart and L.ircr. I
received no benefit until I commenced taking
the Yetjetine ; in fact. I was Krowidg worse. I
have tried many remedies ; they did not help
me. Vkoktixk is the medicine for 7ro;.). I
betran to feel better alter taking a lew bottles,
I have taken thirty bottles in all. I am per
fectly well. I am perfectly well, never felt bet
ter. o one can feel more thankful than I do.
I am, dear sir, gratefully yours.
A. If. V J
Yecetijie.-When the blood becomes life
less and htannant. either from chanjreof weath
er or of climate, want of exercise, ii regular diet,
or from any oilier cause, the Vkhktink will re
new the blood, carry off the putrid humors,
cleanse the touiacii. regulate the bowels, and
impart a tone of vigor to the wkole. body.
For Kltlney Complaint and
Isi.K.siioito. Mk., Dec. 2s, 1S77.
Mlt. Stevknm :
Df(irSir,l had had a envgh, for eighteen
vears. when I commenced taking the 'ci;etme.
1 was very low ; my system was debilitated by
disease. I had the liiiliitti :runilaiiit, and was
very ncrvmiafUiih bad, Im.y-t soi". When I
had taken one bottle I found it was helping me ;
it has helped my cwiifih, and it strengthens me.
I am now able to do my work. Never have
found anything like the Kr;F.riNK. I know it
is everylliin it is recommended to be.
Miw. A. J. PENDLETON.
Ve:etink is nourishing and strengthening ;
purities the blood . regulates t lie bo els : quiets
the nervous fystem ; acts directly upon the se
cretions ; and arouses the w hole svstem to ac
for Sick Headache.
E VANS VILL., I.VD., Jan. 1, 1878.
Mn. Stkvkxs :
7ijr sir. I have used your Vkgetixk for
Sirlt ltilach?. and been greatly benefitted
thereby. I have every reason to believe it to
be a good medicine. Yours very respectfully,
Mrs. JAMES CONNER.
411 Third St.
HtAP.vrHK. There are various onuses for
headache, as deiangemcnt of t lie
.system, of th illg
Pit. Cii.vs. :L 1l i:r.MiAL'.sKN. Apothecary,
The doctor write! : I have a large number of
good cu-totuers who tae Yegetine. They all
speak well of it. 1 know it is a good lilftiiciite
for the complaints for which it is recommended.
D K 177
kc.K'i i n k is a great ji inacca for our aged
fathers and mothers : for it gives them strength,
ipilets tln ir iiervcs, and gives them Natuie's
Hat ttr's Kojmrt.
II. K Stf.vkvs. Esq. :
H nr Sir. e ha ve been sel img your valua
ble Ycgctiiio for three years, and we find thai it
gives pel feet sat i-f act ion. We believe it to lie
Hie hesl bloml purifier now sold. ei v i especi
ally, UK..., r:. n;;o v n & o .. Jsntinji!.
Unioutuw n. Ky.
Vkcktixk has never failed to effect a cure,
giving tone and strength to the syMem debili
tated by disease.
U.K. STKVrS, Stoslon, ?Iass.
Yeptins is Sold ty all BrcMists.
LI V FRY, FEED AND SALE STA
BLES. Corner 6th and Pearl Sts.
IlOKSr-S liOAKlKl BY TIIK
DAY, TV li CIS, OR 5IO.TIJ.
SOLD OE. a?RDE3ZD.
Fr Fair Commission.
TK.1"1SS AT IM. BJOLItS.
Pal .leular attention p:ild to
Driving and Training
A is I A hearse furnished when called for.
A Urent Itednolion in Prices of
GUNS, REVOLVERS, &c.
rriees red "iced from 20 to tin per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1ST7. Address,
CHEAT WESTERN GUN WORKS,
91 Smtthfleld St., Pittsburgh. Ta. lyl
Wagon, Buggy, Machine ami 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.
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the w agon shop.
He id well known as a
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
Xfw Wagons and Itujrsie made to
SATISFACTION G U A RA'TEED.
Shop on Sixth street, opposite Streihfs-Stahle
STIl EIGHT & MIL1EK,
a rness JIa n nfact urers,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
FRUIT, CON FECTIONE Y,
Remember the place opposite E. Q. Doyey's
on Lower Main Street.
21-ly STREIGHT MILLER,
el reitbi tin..
est ive organs, oi tne nervous
s stem, v rx k 1 1 k i mm o" sain io oe a sin e
renieiiv for the many kinds of headache, as it
acts directly upon 'the various causes of the
complaint. Nervousness. Indigestion, Costive
nex. IMieimial ism. .Neuralgia. I'.iliousness, &c
Try the Veuktink. You will never regret it.
Choosing a Same,
BT CHARLES LAAIB.
I have irot a new-horn sister;
I was niirti the first that kissed her.
When the nursing: womnn brought ber
To Papa, bis infant daughter;
How Papa's dear eyes did trlistenl
the will shortly be to christen;
And Papa has made i he offer
1 (hall have the nnminsr of her.
Now I wonder what would please her,
Charlotte Julia or Louisa,
Ann and Mary, they're too common;
Joan's too formal for a woman;
June's a prettier name bcdde;
But we hs1 a Jane t hat rn
They would say, if 'i was Rebecca,
That she was a little Quaker.
F.dith'e pretty but that looks
Better in old Emrlisli books.
Ellen's left on lonff Rjro;
Blancho is out, of fashion now.
None that I have unmed as j et
Are so frood ns Mmvnret.
Emily is neat and line.
What do you think of Caroline?
How I'm puzzled and perplext
What to choose or flunk of next!
I am In a little fever.
Lest the name that 1 shall give her
Should disjrraee her or defame her,
I will leave papa to name her
A Country Editor's IV ay.
The sayings und doing of the country
editor are not so notable now-a-days
as in the old times when rural papers
were rarely conducted on a cash basis,
and tlte plaints of the worried fellow
on the tripod, who accepted cordwood
or dried pumpkins, or almost anything
eatable or salable for subscriptions,
were frequent s.nd painful and free.
Men in desperate straits are afflicted
with strange whimsies, and the expres
sions of those disgusted literary lights
are often strikingly original and ex
ceedingly grotesque. Now, however,
things are different, and rarely does
the country editor excel in his old
specialty. A recent case over in Ken
tucky, whero an editor "spoke right
out," is, therefore, exceptionality nota
ble, lie was walking recently up the
street, enjoying the balmy spring at
mosphere, and wondering whether, in
the year to come, his paper would bo
established upon a paying basis, when
he became aware of a sudden giggling
and tittering behind him. lie turned
and saw the source of the merriment.
Two well dressed ladies, prominent in
the town, were in his rear, and laugh
ing heartily. Much to the poor editor's
surprise, their attention seemed es
pecially directed to some peculiarity
about his exterior. Then he divined,
with a thrill of mortification t he cause
of their amusenvnt. Mucli twisting
and writhing, while grinding out men
tal productions, seated in a u-Iiot-lonud
chair, had told upon the frail
texture of his pantaloons, and the
cloth had finally yielded. The editor's
wife good thrifty worn in h id re
paired the damage as best she could:
but becaues new cloth matches poorly
with the old, the evidence of her handi
work were alltoo plainly visible. Hence
the cruel laughter of the ladies behind
the country editor. The poor man
lied to his oilice in shame. Then his
manhood assorted itself, and he sat
down upon the patch and wrote some
thing for the paper. His next issue
contained this puamph:
"As we walked past a couple of la
dies on the street the other day, one of
them, so we are informed, observed a
large patch on our pants; and made
merry over the discovery. Well, we
do wear old clothes, it is true; but we
might afford to treat ourselves to bet
ter ones if the husband of the woman
we refer to would come to the oilice
and pay us SIS. which has been owing
for a long lime for subscription ar.d
Doubtless, says a logical out i-.n-
glish clergyman, "(iotl migur. nave
made a better berry than the strawber
ry, but, doubtless, God never did.
Doubtless some country editor might
make a point more neatly, but. doubt
less, none ever did. If that little bill
of SIS was not settled up within a
week after the appearance of his pa
per, then there is no virtue in pungen
cy. Ana tne occurence is a recent aim
literal one. sjt. Louis Republican.
Nebraska Weather Service.
April 1S7S was warm, cloudy, with
frequent local rains. The tornado so
destructive in Iowa on the 21st, passed
harmlessly over the eastern edge of the
State. Range of temperature : Eastern
U(V 21st to 9th; Central 2!st to
403 on 9th; Western ss" 2Lst to W on
9th. Average rainfall 2. inches. Pre
vailing wind northwest. Ilalos and
coronas 4, 6, 10. 11, 16, 17. General
frosts 1, o, 4, 5. General rains 2, 7, 8, 9,
13. Thunder storms 7. 13, 15, 10, 17.
Rain over east half of State 13, 21. SO.
House iu Xuckols County blown down
8th. In bloom, violets 4, wild straw
berries 13, cherry trees 13, apple trees
20. Uuttertlies 12. Martins 21, Whip
porwills 11, Thrush 22. Crop reports
are all exceedingly favorable.
Papers throughout the State please
G E.Railey, ) p.- ,
W. IJailly. ( directors.
"Who's Keepin' de Rooks!"
We met "Old Mose" yesterday, and
noticed that there was a dark cloud
hung over his despondent brow.
"What's the matter, uncle?" we
lie shook his head as if he had noth
ing left to live for, and said:
"I'se in a peck of trouble. De Lord
knows where dis heah is gwiue to end.
I'se done gib it up."
"What is the trouble about?"
After several sighs, that seemed to
come up from the bottom of his boots,
he explained that he was the secretary
of the local colored lodge of Freema
sons; that he was the custodian of the
books; that for keeping the books he
was paid by the lodge ten dollars a
month ; that every Saturday night, af
ter the lodge was over, he carried the
books home, and turned them over to
the "ole ooman, Aunt Dinah," for safe
keeping, and she stowed them away in
her trunk, "along wid her 'lishal flow
ers, and fedders, and finery, and sich."
He also stated that he had forgotton
to mention to Aunt Dinah that he was
receiving ten dollars a month for keep
ing the books, and he had uniformly
forgotten to turn over to her the afore
said ten dollais, but had squandered
the same for his own little personal
expenses; that some unknown demon
had informed Dinah that old Mose was
getting ten dollars a month for keep
ing the books, and, consequently, when
he remarked the other evening that it
being time for him to go to lodge, and
upon requesting her to hand him out
the books, instead of doing so she sat
down on the trunk and positively re
fused to turn over the documents un
til he paid over the ten dollars. When
he told her the ten dollars were his'u
for keeping the books, she retorted:
"Who's been keepin dem ar books?
Hasn't I been keepin' dem books in de
trunk all de time V Han' out dem
funds wot's comin' to mo for keepin'
"What did you tell her, Mose?"
"I tolo her I wanted dem books to
keep de minits in, dat she didn't know
how to keep de books; but she 'lowed
she was gwine to show me she knowed
how to keep de books, and. foah ..God!
she is a-keepin' em. De lodge has 'pint
ed a committee to investigate my ac
counts, and dar she is squatin' on de
trunk holdin out her han' for de ten
dollars I'se done gone and spent.
Doesn't yer know somebody who wants
ten dollars wuff of whitewashin' done
We publish this for the benefit of
Ross Hathaway, who has got to "book
keeping" lately, and has been afraid
something like this would happen to
hiin very soon.
Weather Report for April, 1878.
Mean temperature 5219
Maximum temp, on 21st 83
Minimum temp, on 4th 27
Clear days 2
Still days 5
Stormy days 14
Depth of water 4J
Mean temp, for Apr. year ago. . . 43
Depth of water 5Ja
Season this year at least a month
Educating the Farmers.
The world moves forward at its natu
ral speed; ages and cycles of ages pass
and laws of nature are violated with
impunity. Man's ignorance is no ex
cuse for man's omission or commission
of acts that may be beneficial or detri
mental to his welfare; he must know
these laws if he is wise, but whether he
knows them or not, he is bound to obey
them; the gaining of this knowledge of
natural laws is the art of becoming ed
ucated. Xo education is of benefit un
less it teaches us in accordance with
truth of natinal laws.
The world has forages labored under
the false idea that all the scholastic ed
ucation was needed in the professions,
and that nothing more was needed to
make a good farmer than large bone
and heavy muscle. There never was a
nn re mistaken view. Farming is not
only now a profession but a science. It
has become acknowledged that igno
rance can no more guide the plow than
it can construct one. The fanner needs
to be educated as well as the lawyer, and
in his special department. Soils can be
worn out, or they can be made to grow
large crops. Ignor.mce does the one,
and educated skill does the other. Xot
only must the farmer know how to use
the soil, but he must, or ought to know,
what the soil is made of. In this way a
knowledge of chemistry becomes essen
tial. The fact is the mere clodhopper,
whose only culture was to plow, sow
and reap, is being crowded out by a'
new race of men, eduoated partly by
the spirit of the age, and by the press,
and by available science, to a more skill
ful and profitable management of soil.
The crude and primitive modes hereto
fore in vogue were not only wasteful
but rendered farming a distasteful
drudgery. As soon as the public school
system quickened the ambition of the
boys, they rushed to the villages and
cities. This tendency Is now reversed;
farm life is growing to be more and
more attractive; the boys find the pit
tance of the city less attractive than the
competence and independence which
are sure to follow industry and agricul
ture. Rut the most marked change al
ready wrought in farming is the crea
tion of a class of men of intelligence
equal to their industry, who are exer
cising an important influence on public
affairs. The farmers are unquestiona
bly the rulers, aud will become more
and more influential. They are brought
into contact with the world by the net
work of railroads that run into every
county of the United States. It is with
in our memory that all that can be called
scientific farming has grown up; the
proper rotation of crops; the intelligent
economy of means; the preservation of
manures; the use of labor saving ma
chinery, belong to this generation. Of
course there must still be a great many
of the old stagers left, whose hay is
When farmers shall study to know
their wants, and knowing them shall
direct all their energies to the one pur
pose of providing for them, then they
may count upon substantial improve
ment in their condition. There seems
to be a lack of faith with many in the
ability of the farmer to manage his af
fairs with success; they seem to believe
him incapable of anything but bearing
the burdens, but the day is not far dis
tant when agricultural people will dis
cover ability to take care of themselves
and insist upon being represented iu all
places,- and wherever their interest may
extend, by men of their own calling.
The Indian or Brahmin bull, often
called the zebu, extends over southern
Asia and the Eastern Islands, is also
found in Eastern Africa, and is com
mon to the northwest Himalayas. They
are venerated by the Hindus, who ob
ject to slaughtering them, but use them
in harness, and they will travel about
thirty miles a day. These oxen have
pendulous ears, and are distinguished
by a fatty, elevated hump upon the
withers, which sometimes weighs fifty
pounds, and when properly cooked is
said to be delicious. The flesh of the
animal is not, however so palatable a
that of the common ox.
Many of the farmers of O'Xeill are
getting large flocks of sheep.
Kearney has a kindergarten school
each pupil is to furnish a low chair,
kindergarten slate and lunch.
Fremont business men are putting
up street lamps before their buildings
on the different street corners, letting
their light shine.
Crop reports published in papers from
every part of the State are very favor
able, and the outlook is excellent for
an immense crop.
Aurora has a fire company organized,
but without engine, hooks and ladders.
buckets, or anything else necessary to
quell a conflagration.
Juniata and Hastings have both vo
ted bonds for the extension of the R
& M., but the starting point for the Re
publican valley has not yet been deter
West Point, Cuming Co., is to have a
large cheese factory and creamery, the
estimated cost of which is 23,000. 200
cows will be kept on the farm adjoin
The St. Joe and D. C. railway, with
out coercion from competing lines, vol
untarily reduced freight rates on their
line about 10 per cent, recently, which
A love-sick girl, who had married
against her father's wishes, came back
after the first conjugal tiff. Kill the
prodigal," exclaimed the father, "the
calf has returned."
The next excursion from Troy N. Y.
to Lincoln, under the direction of John
Xewraau & Co.. agents for the Land
Department of the R. & M. R. Railroad
Co., will leave Troy at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
May 21st, reaching Lincoln about noon
on the following Friday.
We give the following sales in the
IT. P. Land Department for the month
of April: Acres sold, 51,345.77. Amount
for which they were sold. S2G4.387.23.
Average price per acre, $5.12 9 10. Xuni
ber of purchasers, 663. Acres to each
(average), 77.51. Omaha Republican.
A German named Adolf Lidow sui
cided at Xorth Platte on the 3d, by
shooting himself through the heart
with a carbine. The cause is ascribed
to despondency on account of no work
at his trade. He was sober, industri
ous and had many friends at Xorth
Our city authorities are in commu
nication with parties in reference to
the cost of a fire engine. Cisterns are
also under contemplation ; they are in
quiring of the probable cost of same in
a paper not the "official paper of the
the city," hence no information was re
ceived at last council meeting Hast
Another new business has been re
cently developed in Western Nebraska
Within a few miles of this city Messrs.
Struthers, Ruck and Everett, have open
ed up a mine of something similar to
tripoli. and are beginning to ship it by
the car load. If fuel' was plenty, we
could have one of the finest glass works
in the country. Xebraskian.
Mrs. Greeno, wife of Oliver Greeno,
living on the Missouri bottom, near
Homestead, died of heart disease at her
residence on Tuesday evening. She
had been in ordinary health for some
time, and while at the supper table
complained of not feeling well, started
to the bed, and dropped dead. Rlair
Blue Spring Motor: The Otocs were
in council on Monday. They wanted
to go to Washington, but it was decid-ed-that
they should not go, whereat
they were very indignant. Ou Tuesday
the chiefs went up to Charleston to get
Mr. Legorgue to draw up a petition
praying the great father at Washing
ton to let them come and talk to his
face. They claim to have no confidence
in their agent, and desire to sell the
rest of their reservation.
In excavating a cellar and founda
tion for a hotel to be built by Mr. Mc
intosh a day or two since at Herman,
the workmen unearthed th skeletons
of seven Indians. The bones were in
a fair state of preservation. A great
many Indian trinkets, such as ear-lings,
necklaces, bracelets, arrows, toma
hawks, etc., and one revolver, were
found in the grave. The probability
is that this spot has been used as a
familv burying ground and that some
of the members have not occupied it
more than 20 or 30 years, as the pres
ence of so modern a weapon as an
American revolver would seem to indi
cate. Tekamah Advocate.
A decision was rendered yesterday
morning at Omaha, by Judge Dundy, on
the jro rata question, between the K. P.
and the Union Pacific, holding, in
brief, that the plaintiffs had no right
to dismiss their case without prejudice,
and that the K. P., H. & St. Joe, St. Joe
& Denver City, Sioux City & Pacific
R. & M., etc., are branches of the
Union Pacific, but nevertheless the
right of self-protection exists with the
U. P., aud they have the right to fix
such rates as they mciy deem fair and
equitable, west of Cheyenne, even
though the rate may be much higher
than over less difficult portions of their
road. Judge Dillon did not, in any
way. participate in the decisioe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in a recent
number of the North American Re
view, has the following eloquent pas
There is no porter like gravitation,
who will bring down any weight you
cannot carry, and if he wants aid,
knows how to find his fellow-laborers.
Water works In masses, sets his irre
sistible shoulder to your mill or to your
ships, or transports vast boulders of
rock neatly packed in his iceberg 1,000
miles. Rut its far greater power de
pends on its talent of becoming little,
and entering the smallest holes and
pores. By this agency, carrying in so
lution elements needful to every point,
the vegetable world exists. Who are
the farmer's servants? Who but geol
ogy, chemistry, the quarry of the air,
the water of the brook, the lightning
of the cloud, the plow of the frost? Re
fore he was born into the field, the sun
of ages soaked it with light and heat,
mellowed his land, decomposed the
rocks, covered it with vegetable film,
then with forests, and accumulated
cubic acres of sphagnum whose decays
make the peat of his meadow. The
rocks crack like glass by inenualitv of
contraction in heat and cold, and flakes
fall constantly into the soil. The tree
can draw on the whole air. the whole
earth, on all the rolling main. The
plant, the tree, is all suction-nine. im
bibing from the ground by its roots,
from the air by its twigs, with all its
Take up a spadeful or a bucket load
of loam; who can gues3 what it holds?
Rut a gardener knows that it is full of
peaches, full of oranges, and he drops
n a few seeds by way of kevsto unlock
and combine its virtues lets it lie in
sun and rain, and by and by it has lift
ed into the air its full weight in golden
fruit. What agencies of electricity,
gravity, light, affinity, combine to mako
every plant what it is, and iu a manner
so quiet that the presence of these tre
mendous powers is not ordinarily sus
pected. Faraday said that "a grain of
water is known to have electric rela
tions equivalent to a very powerful
flash of lightning." The ripe fruit is
dropped at last without violence, but
the lightning fe'.l and the storm raged,
and strata were deposited and uptorn
and bent back, and chaos moved from
beneath to create and flavor the fruit
on your table to-day.
Catching the Robber.
Our Dumb Animals has this story.
translated for its columns:
Hugelheim is a charming city, the
great fascination of which lies in its
beautiful environs, especially the gar
den which surrounds the old city.
There are many birds in the garden
which have become so tame that one
must be careful not to step on them :is
he goes about the walks. There is
much done for the comfort and protec
tion of these birds, and every care taken
to provide food for them in winter,
and to prevent their being ill-treated
and captured. In order to prevent the
wanton robbing of the nests, some
zealous friends of the birds contributed
funds to form a society for their pro
tection, and gave to the director of the
grounds a stated sum to be paid to cer
tain watchmen, whose duty it should
be to detect anybody pillaging the
It happened, a few days later, that
the most prominent member of this so
ciety himself caught a boy just crawl
ing out of a clump of bushes with a
nest in his hand. He st rted for the
boy immediately. The culprit dropped
his booty and ran off. The gentleman
picked up the nest and found in it half
dozen robins but lately hatched.
While he was pondering whether it was
not best to carry the fledglings home
and keep them shut up till they were
grown, there came zealously up to him
v police officer, who took him at once
iu charge. "Aha! now we ve got one
more of 'em. Rut such an old, respect
able-looking man to steal a nestl that's
little too bad!"
"But, sir, listen, I "
"No matter; come along to the Di
rector's. We will explain the thing to
him. I want to get my reward, and"
This director, luckily, was at work
near by, arranging a flower-bed; soon
the scene was changed to one of merri
ment. The policeman clapped his hand to
his head and exclaimed: "Ah, you
roguel you scampi If I only could get
grip of your hair, you wretch!"
"What's the matter?"
"Why, the real thief was no other
than that good-for-nQthing rascal, who
came running up to me out of breath,
md showed me the place where a gen
tleman had Just been robbing a bird's
uest." Boys and their Mothers.
Some one has written beautifully to
the boys in the following manner. Here
is a whole sermon in a few sentences:
'Of all the love affairs in the world,
none can surpass the true love of the
big boy for his mother. It is pure love
and noble; honorable in the highest de
gree to both. I do not mean merely a
dutiful affection. I mean a love which
makes a boy gallant and courteous to
his mother, saying to everybody plainly
that he is fairly in love with her. Xext
to the love of a husband nothing so
crowns a woman's life with honor as
this second love, this devotion of a son
to her. And I never yet knew a boy
turn out' bad who began by falling in
love with his mother. Any man may
fall in love with a fresh-faced girl, and
the man who is gallant with the girl
may cruelly neglect the worn and weary
wife. But the boy who is a lover of his
mother in her middle age, is a true
knight who will love his wife aa much
n the sere leaved autumn; aa ha did In
the daisied Epring-tim."
Breakfast Muffins. Two eggs, weli
beaten with a cupful, of sugar, and n
lump of butter the size of an egg; td
this add one pint of milk, with a tea
spoonful of soda; one quart of flour and
two table-spoonfuls of cream tartar.
Bake in muffin rings, or in gem pans in
a quick oven. This i? a dainty substi
tute for bread at breakfast or tea.
Codfish and Eggs. Shred fine and
properly soak some codfish. Press itj
dry as possible. To one cup of fish, add
one cup of eggs removed from the ehell;
beat the two well together and drop in
spoonfuls into a hot pan and fry a light
brown on both sides. I use half lard
and half butter to fry them In. Very
nice. . .
Italian Rice. Put half a pound of
rice into two and a half pints of cold
water; boil it gently two hours, by,
which time it wid be a thick paste; then
add one pint of skim-milk, and one.
ounce of strong Cheshire cheese grated,
fine, a little pepper and salt, and boil
gently for another hour. Serve hot.
Orange Cake. Two cups of sugar,'
yolks of live eggs, whites of two.effg-V
half cup of cold water, two rnd a half
cups of flour, two teaspoonf uls of bak
ing powder, the juice and grated rind,
of one orange and a pinch of salt; bake
in jelly cake tins. Beat the whites of,
two eggs to a stiff froth, add seven largo
tablespoon!' ills of powdered sugar andx
the grated rind and juice of one orange..
Spread this between the layers. If you.
like the taste of orange, you will like
Oyster Short-Cake. This is very
nice, and the pastry can be made as forv
any other short-cake. While the cake
is baking, boil one quart of oysters with
half a cup of water, half a cup of milk'
and half a cup of butter, season with
pepper, salt and thicken with a spoon
ful of corn starch. When the cake is
done split open and spread the oysters
between the pieces aud some on top.
Sweet-Rrcads'. Sweet-Breads should .
always bo blanched; that is, after they .
have been soaked and cleansed in luke-.
warm water, throw them into boiling
Water for live or ten minutes, according
to their size; lift th em into fresh cold
water and let stand until cold. This
makes them firm and white. Then cut
in slices and fry carefully in butter un-t
til they are a nice brown. Remove,
tltem from the pan, make a nice
gravy of flour properly seasoned with
pepper, salt and a little lemon Juice,
(not extract,) and return the sweety
breads to the pan and let them stew in,
the gravy. If you have it, just before
serving, add half tea cup of sweet
cream, but do not let that boil. Send
to table in a hot tureen. Time of cook-
ing after they are blanched, thirty to
forty-live minutes, according to size.
Cookies. Three eggs, three cups of
sugar, one cup butter or lard, one cup.
sour cream,-(butter milk will do,) one'
teaspoonful saleratus, season to taste
Save a little of the sugar to put on the
top. This will make quite a quantity,'
but they will keep a long time, indeed,'
they improve with age.
Winter Feeding of Dairy Cows In
The winter food of cows is a matter
of very great importance, and has a
maiked influence on the quality of the,
butter. The food employed consists of;
corn, ctike, hay, and oat or barley
straw. On some farms mangels are
given, but tliis is not the rule. Consid
erable information as to the influence
of particular foods on the quality of
the butter has been gathered by Pro
fessor Segelcke from the data afforded
by dairy exhibitions. At such exhibi
tions, after the judges have pronounced
their verdict on the quality of the but
ter, the history of each specimen is at
tached to it, the food supplied to the
cows being one of the particulars men-,
tioned. The different kinds of corn and
cake employed are divided by Professor,
Segelcke into three classes, according
to their influence on the quality of the
First class: rape cake, wheat bran,'
and oats. Second class: barley, palm,
nut cake, and perhaps wheat. Third
chiss: linseed cake, peas, vetch seed,"
Straw has a still lower value, pro-.'
ducing w hen used alone a very hardand'
inferior butter; over ripe straw or hay
is especially prejudicial. The use of
one or more of the first class foods is'
essential for the production of line but
ter; they give a -moist, soft character to
the butter, and greatly improve the fla
vor. A straw diet, with the addition
of these foods, will yield a butter equal,
to grass butter. A mixture of first and
second class foods is recommended.,
The third class foods yields a dry, hard"
butter of inferior quality. The use of
rape cake in Denmark has greatly In-'
ereased of late years. Instead of ex-
porting rape cake Denmark now im
ports it, and its price is now little dif-
ferent from that of linseed cake.
The daily ration of Mr. VallentinerV
milk cows during winter consists of oat
and bailey straw, not cut into chaff
with rape cake 1 lb., malt dust 1 lb.
bran 2 lbs., corn 4 to 5 lbs., mangel 20'
to 30 lbs., hay 6 to 10 lbs. The corn is'
mixed oats and barley. These are com-,
monly sown together as "mixed corn,'
in the proportion of two-thirds oats and
one-third barley. The corn is ground,'
and moistened with water when given
to the cows. The cows are ft d twice,
in the day, the first feediug commencing
at 5 a. m., the second at 1 or 2 p. m.'
Rye or wheat straw is given as litter at
When you see a young fellow who a
year ago used to step up and order lager
for the crowd with the utmost tang'
froid, patiently trundling a baby car-
riage along the street on Sunday after-j
noon, and looking chap-fallen in hV
last season's hat, don't it speak yvV-',
unies for the reforming influent at
Roman's society 'tFvck, t
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