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On Vine St., Ona Block North of Main,
Corner of Fifth Street.
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i Transient advertisement must t fai l ,
fur 111 advance.
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, IS79.
J XUMBEll 4:3.
OK rLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
TOOTLE, 1IAWA A. CLAKK
,IVHir FlT7.fi KR A LI
A. W. Mi l.Ai r.HLIS... .
. Vice 1'resident.
..Assist a t Cashier.
Tl.ii Uatik is now open for busines at their
orw room. rnicr Mftin and Sixth st rets, and
prepared to transact a general
Stoclrt, Bands, Gold, Government and Local
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Dvporfts Received awl Interest Alloio
ed on Time Vertijicates.
AaJkUil in anv part of the tinted States and
la all the Prineinal Town and Cities
ACCXTS i on TIIK
Iniian Line and Allan Line
OF NT KAMI: It.
Fwrson wishing to bring out their friends fTOin
PUUCIIAHF. TirKKTS KHOM US
Through to I' I a t t m m o u t h .
GROCERIES PF ALL KINDS.
Iirge stork of
BOOTS and SHOES
CLOSED OUT AT COST
and iu fact every thing you can out for In
the line of
cash r.n eoi: iiiiks and Ft'tts.
Ail kinds of ci.iiiitry pu-i!i!te taken in ex
change lor gm-ds.
s a? o "v is s ,
'jE.' ti u titv" bc ma
KTO.. Y.1C, i.TC.
Cuu Door list of tin- !'nst-n:'.ee. riattsinoutli.
l'ractic.il Workers in
SHEET IRON, ZIXC, TJX, II R A
ZIER r, d-c, dc
I-.rg'' astortiiu-nt of Hard ana Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
UEATIMJ Oil COOKING,
Always on Hand.
evry vaaty of Tin. Sheet Iron, and Zinc
AVork. kpt in Stock.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Slioi t Notice.
Ctf-EV'EYJ VTHIXii ir.-t HltA TFT) ! .'wSt
I's:ki: i.oti" ixnvx.
BEST FARMING LANDS
KOU SALE BY
3. XgZo. 13.. H.-
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at C per cent Interest.
Six Years Credit at 6 jh r ent Interest,
aiul ZOjxr cent Di'-otint.
Otrr l.ihrnl IMNronnts Ker "Rh
llhertaiFM on r'urrit anil Frelslitw,
and lrmiunt tor Improve
nicnt. Tanirhlcti and i.ips. cor.taiuir.K full partic
ulars w ill l'e mailed free to any part of the
world on miliiatiri to
LAND COMMISSIONER. B. & M. K. II.
Pliittsmoutii Temper ante
HAROLD & JONES, Props.
The above having ojM.ned a strictly
TEMPEIIANCE BILLIARD HALL,
on Main St., in the
Invite their friend and p.itrons of the
game to come in and m-c them. .
Clears, Lemonade and Temperance drinks
.j for nale and none ollicrs.
TWO BILLIARD TABLES.
Remember the Plar-e and Call. 2-5tf
-A?I3THR STL? i SCIEXSS.-
fiit V. a: or VniiKEr.s c!.anc"d tQ n t:t.o--T
iiLAi'K bv 1 si-icle npnlictii:n cf this DvK. It
l:iipart a Natural CcSur, a-H la-lsntni.eonriy.
rii.t is r. II :ra:'i-.- as hpr.r;r wKtcr. SJd y
JmifffUU, or cent by rxprcn on reeejMf f 1.
4Cicct 85 21 array frtrcct, New Vvrk.
DENTIST, and Homa pathic l'hyiclan. Of
flre corner Mam and r.th st's., over Herold's
stor. riatlsinoiith. Neh. S!y
T. IS. WILOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAAV. I'raetiees in Saun
ders and Cass Counties. Ashland, Nebraska.
IC It. LIVIXIiSTOX, 5f. I-,
rirvsrciAN & scr;kon.
OFFICE HOl'RS, from 10 a. m., to 2 p. ra.
Examining Surgeon for U. S. Tension.
IK. W. II. NCIIIL.IK.KCIIT,
PRACTISINO rilYSICIAN, will attend calls
at all hours, iiijrlit. or dav. I'lattHinouth. Ne
braska. ORice in Chapman & Snnth's Drug
CiflO. N. KM IT II.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention Kiven to Collections
and all matters aftectinir the title to real estate,
onice on d floor, over l'ost Office. I'lattsmouth,
JAMKS K. .UOItltlSOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and ailjoiiiinjt Counties ; plves secial attention
to collections ami abstracts of title. Ollice with
Oeo. rt. Smith, Fitgerald Block, l'lattmouth,
i). ii. hkkm:k a co.
LAW OFFICE, lteal Estate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents, l'lattsmoutli. Nebraska. t:oI
lectors. tax-jiayerf. Have a complete abntract
OI lilies, uuy ana sell real ehiaie, iiegoiiiiir
loans, &.c. ISyl
ii XV. Cld'TTKK.
OfTlce on Main Street over Solomon and Na
than's Store. 34ly
HA 31. M. tllAPJIAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
'And Solicitor in Chancery. Office in Fitzger
19 t rLATTSMOUTII, NEB.
D. M. W1IF.KI.EB, K. I. STOXE.
WHEELER Sc STONE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
c ii iri.i:s WAiir.::..
f'lace of business on Main St.. between 4th
and Mrt streets. Shampooing, Shaving, chil
dren's hair cutting, ete. etc. 191y
J. J. I2I1IOFF, - - - Proprietor.
Th..- best known and most popular landlord
in the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
LENHOFF it- BONNS,
3Iorni2i iknv Saloon !
One door east of the Saunders House. We
keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
."OHO Constantly on Hand.
J.S.GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Iicai: n Central. Oood Sample Room..
Evi ry attention paid i guests. 4.'l:x3
r!.ATTs.Mi.Til. ----- Net.
D. WOODAED, - - - Prop.
lYoeplng Wafer, Xcl.
Good aeconimndati.ins and reasonable charg
es. A good livery kept in connection with the
F K I : MON T, NEI5II A S K A
FRANK PARC ELL - - - Prop.
Good rooms, good board, and every tiling in
apple pie order. Co lu the Occidental when
voa visit Fremont. 10' f
C. IIi:JS::i - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Jfnal t- Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention tiven custom work.
ZEXD XT ZEsT ID :E23T
MACIIIXE SHOTS !
Repairer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw and Grist Mill
Ci AS AM MTKAM FITTIr-J,
Trought Iron rie. Force and I-ift ripss.Steam
Gauges. Safety-Valve Oovernwrs.and all
kinds of Brass Engine Fittings,
repaired on short notive.
FARM M A C H I N E K
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Dealt r in
ETC ETC., ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
Tne only place in town where "Tutiey's pat
ent self adjustable horse collars are sold."
A. Schlegol & Bro.,
And dealers in
FANCY SMOKERS ARTICLE'S, SMOKING
Special BRANDS and sires of CIGARS made to
order, and satisfaction guaranteed. Cigar
clippings imM for smoking tobacco.
Main St. one dooi west of Saunders House,
rLATTSMOUTII, NEB. 101'
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Main Street, opposite Saunders House.
SHAVING AND SIIAMTOOIMG
Especial attention given to
CUTTING CHILDREN'S AND LA
CALL AND SEE BOONE, GENTS,
And get a boone in a
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Corrected Friday, October 13, 1873.
FOR OMAHA FROM PLATTSMOUTH.
leaves 7 rf-o a. in. Arrives H :5 a. m.
" 2 :33 p. in. " 3 :o0 p. m.
FROM OMAHA FOR PLATTSMOUTH.
Leaves 9 -J) a. m. Arrives 11 :'J0 a. ni.
" 6 :i p. in. 7 lio p. in.
roit the west.
Leaves Plattsmouth 10 :2.r a. m. Arrives Lin
coln, 1 -Jo p. m. ; Arrives Kearney, y: 05 p. m.
Freight leaves 8 :00 a. in. Ar. Lincoln 2 :00 p.m.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearnev. 6 :22 a. m. Leaves Lincoln,
12 :15 p. m. Arrives Plattsmouth. 3 :00 p. m
Freight leaves Lincoln 11 :30 . in. Arrives
Plattsmouth, 5 :0U p. m.
Express, 6:15 a. in.
Passenger, (train each day) 3 :50 p. m., except
Saturday. Ever third Saturday a train con
nects at the usual time.
It. V. It. It. Time Table.
Taking Effect Monthly. Xov. 4, 18T8.
1 Ayr 8 -.21 p. m.
I ttltio Hill K -5vX n III
P" m- f Cowb s 9 :47 n. 111.
Red Cloud, 10 :2S p. iu.
1 Cov.les 4 :5I a.
1 Blue Hill. ...5 :M a.
Red Cloud, 4 Ma m
.7 :Ji a. m.
C. II, & Q. It. It. TIME TAIILK
. 1 10 l'lam . 10 (Hipm
. I 1 25pm i 1 45am
" OalesDurs 4 "im 5 35am
Builiigton I 740;ni' 8 loam
" Ottumwa ; to fiojiin 11 35am
" t hariton 1 45am i 2 1 5pm
Creston 4 25am. .5 1.5pm
Kedtiak 7 inam; 8 Oepm
Arr. riatt.smoulh 20ami
Leave Plattsmouth 1 3 f.opm' 5 Suam
" Red Oak ! x oopiir 8.55am
Creston n :tipm 11 15am
" Chariton 12 55a in 2 15pm
oitumwa 3 20am r. iHipm
Burlini;ton i (i :iam ' 8 4upm
;alesburg ' 8 .Viam 11 i5jm
" Mendota 12 15pm! 3 loam
Aniv Chicago i 3 .mi 7 Otiam
ONLY 27 HOURS TO St. LOUIS bv te new
ROUTE hist opened via MONMOUTH. PULL
MAN PALACE SLEEPING CARS run fiom
Burlington tost. Louis without change.
BY LEAVING I'LATTSMOUTH AT .t :50 P.
M.. you arrive in Sr. LOUIS the next eveningat
8 :'.'(!. and leaving St. louis at 8 :it) a. in., you ar
rive in Plattsmouth s :2i the next morning.
Coupon Ticket!" for sale lor all points North,
South, East and West.
D. W. II ITCI ICOCK. Ticket Agent.
Cen. Western Puss. Agent.
J. M. Bkoitau Aeent, riattsmouth.
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Why don't you have your own?
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If It, by any fate.
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Green vrood as It Is.
Editor of tiis Herald:
Dear Sir: As several different par
ties have, attempted to write up the
town of Greenwood, and have faile 1
to tell what wo re.'.lly are, and what
we most need, I have decided as brief
ly as possible to give a true account of
the town; not misrepresenting either
its size, business men or inhabitants.
And we believe a strictly true account
of this, our most western town in the
county, will hardly fail to be of inter
est to your many readers.
Greenwood is situated on the B. &
M. Railroad, six miles southwest from
Ashland, and over thirty miles from
our county seat. It contains about
one hundred inhabitants, and is sur
rounded by as beautiful and product
ive farming country as can be found
in any part of the county. Its inhab
itants are industrious, social and in
telligent. The town has two large elevators for
grain, two side tracks at the depot,
and it is the great meeting point for
passenger and freight trains to pars
Our little town is a moral town, hav
ing no saloon, but quite a number of
business houses; also two churches,
the Congregational and Christian, and
the" erection of another is contem
plated. And, now, Mrt. Editor, we will ask
you very kindly, to tako a walk with
your correspondent while we pass up
Main Street, going into town from the
The first business house we find
up m our left is a restaurant and board
ing house, kept by James and Cannon.
We walk into the store room of the
building, which we find well stocked
with candies of all sorts, and fancy ar
ticles. We then pass into the dining
room, which we find as neat as a pin,
whore we introduce you to our genial
and accommodating landlady, Mrs.
J. lines. We then seat ourselves to a
sumptuous dinner; after which we
hastily examine the rooms connected
with the house, which we find neat
and comfortable. We then enter the
store room again and while Mr. James
is offering us a cigar and Mr. Cannon
is insisting on our trying his line can
dy, Mr. James tells us that he is also
engaged in the grain b usiness, and
th.tt he has shipped forty cars of grain
in the last four weeks, bought for F.
E. Lawrence, of Red Oak.
After leaving the restaurant we pass
up street and enter the drug store kept
by K. A. Ryder; which is well stocked
with drugs, paints and oils.- We find
Mr. Ryder, although a comparatively
young man, a shrewd and energetic
The post office is also kept in the
same building, by oar jovial Postmas
ter, Mr. Alden.
After calling for our mail we enter
the next door upon our left and we
find ourselves in a large dry goods
and grocery store, belonging to Mrs.
Xoels, and kept by her son, E. A.
Noels, whom we find very busy opening
boxes of new coods and placing them
upon the shelves; but, although he is
busy, both he and his accommodating
clerk, Mr. Sans. Swigley. are ready to
give us a hearty hand shako and tell
us low low he can now sell goods. So,
finding him in a prosperous condition,
we le.-tve him the same, and renew our
walk up street.
The next we find is the hardware
store, kept by Iloham Bro's. "We fi:ul
a fine lot of stoves, of which they make
a specialty, and are tilsrt agents for the
Orchard City wagon.
The next store upon our left is a res
taurant, kept by Moses Chevront.
Here we must pause while we take a
glass of fresh sweet cider and eat a
few of those splendid red apples that
we see in the barrels about us ; and
while we are looking around, we see a
good stock of confectioneries and fan
Just beyond this on the same side
of the street is the millinery and dress
makers shop, kept by Miss Miller and
Miss Montgomery. Xow, as you are a
married man I gues3 I will not take
you in there, unless you want to pur
chase a new dress or hat for your wife ;
but will tell you about this place.
Should we enter we would find lots of
hats, ribbons, neek-ties, &c. They keep
a full stock of hats on hand, and chal
lenge competition in prices. They are
well supplied with work, and most of
the time keep an assistant.
Here, on a street running south, we
find a hotel, kept by Mrs. Wilson,
whose boarders can be accommodated
with rooms or meals.
Xow c.03s the street opposite the mil
linery shop, where we find a large and
commodious store, kept by Foster &
Co. It is a dry goods and grocery
store, well stocked. Mr. Foster also
keeps the lumber yard here. He is a
pleasant gentleman, a good business
man. and, best of all, a good citizen.
The next business house is a fancy
grocery, kept by Mr. Grubb. A boot
and shoe store is also kept in the same
. We have two blacksmith shops, kept
by Mr. Stiner, and Mr. Kline,
Our livery stable is kept by Mr.
Hackney, formerly of Wisconsin. Mr.
Hackney is a live business' man, and
with his intelligent lady, is a handsome
addition to our village.
Our school building is one of the
finest and most commodious school
buildings in the county outside of
Plattsmouth and Weeping Water.
Our school enrolls fifty-eight schol
ars and is in charge of Howard Zink.
Mr. Frank Stetson, of Farmington,
111., is buying grain here. He is stor
ing his corn here, in town, and ship
ping his wheat direct to Chicago.
Dr. Root is our physician and sur
geon, and cures us of all our ills.
"We have also a regularly organized
reading school, literary society and
Good Templar's Lodge; and taking us
altogether, we are alive and mean bus
Frank Dig by.
Ed. Herald: We have plenty of
cjld weather and little snow.
Considerable corn out yet iu this
J. C. Uond has bought and moved
on to the Abb. Van C;epp place.
George Towle has sold his homestead
and bought the Price (Cunningham)
farm. Jle moves in the spring.
Mr. Piper and brother have just re
turned from Filtnore Co., where they
have been visi.ing their sister, Mrs.
S. W. Or'.on and wife, just returned
from a quiet and extended visit at
Warren County, X. Y., reports times
as hard if not harJer than in Cass.
Tay Richard has gone to Vermont,
to visit his old home.
San ford Pottenger still continues to
trade horses. Col. McCarty was his
las'., victim. -
TJushbury has a debating society;
meetings every Tuesday evening, at
Pern mitt school house.
Squire Zink has traded for a shot
gun, and we he;r of him out hunting
some of our coldest days. He feels
perhaps, like the over-zealous old ladv
who went to church on foot one very
cold and stormy day. When asked
why she came out on such a bad day,
replied, "If your heart is. warm frost
or snow will do you no harm." We
hear not of the dead and wounded, but
the destruction of ammunition contin
ues. PerieveiaiK e will prevail, anl
the squire may shoot a quail. Turkeys
are roosting on the lower limbs again.
Some, however are among the missing,
but accounted for.
David and Daniel McCaig have sev
eral homesteads in frontier county.
John McCaig has gone to Illinois on
I think if the. Heralds for Luella
were sent via Weeping "Water we could
get them on Saturday, instead of the
Next to Christ and his apostles, Virgil
whom the story tellers of tho middle
agrs turned into a powerful magician,
holds a front place in the tales of the Si
cilian peasants. They have all the well
known atories; how ho fared the Appian
way to give work to his rest'ess demons;
how he set up enchanted statues in half a
dozen places; how, -when lie was dying he
had himself cut up and put in a barrel
which w as hung over a magic lamp, und
fioni which he would have come out a
little child, but that the Emperor Augus
tus was over cautious and would open
the barrel before tiie ri-ht time. But, be
sides these, there are two stories which I
think are pure Sit'iiiaa. Here is on :
Virgil once got into trouble with the Em
peror, who imprisoned him; but the im
prisonment did not hist long, for calling
his fellow prisoners around him, he drew
a galley on the wall and then told each
one of them to pick up a bit of firewood
and to sit in a line and begin rowing.
Straightway, the prison wall opened; the
sticks turned into oars; the galley came
out of the wall and iu stately guise sailed
through the air and never stopped till it
landed tiie party in Apulia, They went
into a cottage, where there was nothing
to eat. and Virrril s -nt Ids demons out ftir-
prging. They made straight for the Em
peror s table at Naples and carried olf his
plate of choice maccaroni from under Ida
very nose. "There's only one man living
that could play me such a trick, and that's
Virgil," said Augustus.
"We havereceived the Omaha Her
ald Almanac for 1S79.
Two hundred and eighteen students
in attendance at the University.
Gov. Furnas fakes Editorial charge
of the Nebraska Farmei- for a few
months. The Lorgnette, a society journal, ed
ited by Frank Rosewater and P. W.
Hay nes, Omaha, conies to hand.
Polk Ceunty has vote' J bonds for a
railroad and is jubilant. The Record
crows in every other line and has a
beautiful train of cais gliding ever the
"We understand that a temperance
daily is to bo run at Lincoln during
the session of Legislature, probably
under the management of Mr. J. B.
The State Treasurer is now rredcem
ing warrants with gold. He took to
the State House day before yesterday
a wooden bucket full of five, ten, and
twenty dollar gold pieces. Ex.
The Sidney Telegraph advises the
girls to begin Xew Years day and leave
off gossiping for a whole year. It also
says theio is more billing and cooing
done in one evening in Sidney than in
any other town in the State.
Tho Adams county Gazette gives a
review of the growth of Hastings the
previous year, stating that in six years
it has giown to a city of 3,500 inhabi
tants and that 300 buildings have been
erected during the year just closed.
"Dutch Charley," who had been ar
rested for participation in the Widdow
field murder was taken out of the car
at Carbon, Wyoming, and hung to a
telegraph pole. He had been identi
fied as a participator in a number c f
The young man who wagered with
himself that he could twice walk
around a Sidney block in his bare feet,
accomplished the task, but formed the
opinion that Sidney ice was colder than
that which he had been accustomed
to. Sidney Telegraph.
"We have received a copy of the cat
alogue of Tabor College. Among the
graduates of 1STS we no' ice the name
of E. II. Ashmun of Weeping "Water,
and in the preparatory department
Samuel Carlylo, Mary Jenks, Ida Thorn
gate of Weeping Water, and Oliver
Dovey of Plattsmouth.
Caught In The Quicksand.
It sometimes happens that a man, trav
eler or fisherman, says Victor Hugo, walk
ing on the beach at low tide, far from the
bank, suddenly notices that for several
minutes he has been walking with some
difficulty. The strand beneath his feet is
like pitch; his soles stick in it; it is sand
no longer; it is glue.
The beach is perfectly dry, but at ev
ery step he takes, as soon as he lifts his
foot, the print which it leaves fills with
water. The eye, however, has noticed no
change; the immense strand is smooth
and tranquil; all the sand has the same
appearance; nothing distinguishes the
surface which is solid from that which is
no longer so; the joyous little ciowd of
sand-llies continue to leap tumultuously
over the wayfarer's feet. The man pur
sues his way, goes forward, inclines to the
land, endeavors to get nearer the upland.
He is not anxious. Anxious about
what? Only he feels, somehow, as if the
weight of his feet increases with every
step he takes. Suddenly he sinks in.
lie sinks in two or three inches. Deci
dedly he is not on the light road; he stoi
to take Iiis bearings; now he looks at his
feet. They have disappeared. The sand
covers them. lie draws them out of the
sand; he will retrace his steps. He turns
back; he sinks in deeper. The sand
comes up to his ankles; he pulls himself
out and throws himself to the left the
sand hs'.f leg deep. He throw himself to
the right; the sand conies tip to his shins.
Then he recognizes with unspeakable
terror that he is caught in the quicksand,
oud that he lms beneath him the terrible
medium in which man can no more walk
than the fish can swim. He throws oil
his load, if he has one, lightens himself as
a ship in distress; it is already too late;
the sand is above his knees. He calls, he
waves his hat or his handkerchief; the
sand gains on him more and more. If
the beuch is deserted, if the land is too
far off, if there is no help in sight, it is all
He is condemned to that appalling bu
rial, long, infallible, implacable, and im
possible to slacken or hasten ; which en
dures for hours, which seizes you erect,
free, and in full health, and which draws
you by the feet; which, at every effort you
attempt, at every shout you utter, drags
you a little deeper, sinking you slowly in
to the earth while j'ou look upon the ho
rizon, the sails of the ships upon the sea,
the birds flying and 6ingingj the sun
shine, and the sky.
The victim attempts to sit down, to lie
down, to creep; every movement he makes
inters him; he straightens up, he sinks in;
he fuels that he is being swallowed. He
Howls, implores, cries to the clouds, de
spairs. Behold him waist deep in the sand.
The sand reaches his breast; he is 'now
only a bust. He raises his arms, utters
f'uriou3 groans, clutches the beach ith
his nails, would hold by that straw, leans
upon lils elbows to'pull himself out of
this soft sheath; sobs frenziedly; the sand
rises; the sand reaches his shoulders; the
sand reaches his neck; the face alone is
The mouth cries, the sand fills it
silence. The eyes still gaze, the sr.::d
shuts them night. Now the forcher.d
decreases, a little hair ilutters above the
sand ; a hand comc3 to tiie surface of tin
beach, moves and shakes, disapjiears. It
is the earth-drowning niaa. The earth
filled with the ocean becomes a trap. Jt
presents itself like a plain, and opcus
like a wave.
"Keep 'way from dat nigger, I tell you,"
said Uncle Rube to his sable daughter;
"keep 'way from him. He's like what tie
'jiostle John lived on in de wild'ness."
"How's dat?" she asked. "Low cus' an'
wild, honey," replied Uncle liube.
I had been told to call for Hassan if I
wanted anything in the night. I wanted
water. My neck and shoulders were on
fire; my lips and throat were parched;
tho muscles of my arm refused their of
fice; in tho stress ot paiti 1 needed somo
one who could rui.-c my head and lay tho
pitcher at my lip;. What "Hassan" wns
like I had no notion, save that I had
heard he was a servant of the house who.e
dutyit was to lie on th? mat near my
door, listen for any sound within the room
and instantly jump up. Fnin his name
I should have guessed that he was either
a Syrian or an Arab; but by aec'dmt,
when I was lying down, I had heard him
mentioned as a native of the ish.nd one
of the fifty or sixty thousnnd swarthy so:is
of Islam who have passed from the swry
of the padishah into tint of the English
qu:en. "Then you have Turkish servants
in the houses" I had inquired of my h r'st.
"Oh, yes," the major had replied, "every
one in (.'yprus gets a Turkish servant it'
he can. The Turks are very ch uti and
faithful; as they never touch wine or ruki.
they arc always sober, they aro so honest
you might trust them with your pantry
and your purse. The Greeks, when they
are native and not foreign, are a guodsrt
of ieople; but I like to have a Turk
about my house, and, more thnn nil, about
my sleepiug-romn and my living-room.''
It was the old story. I have heard the
same thing said at Kalsan, Samara, Rtf;
toff places in which, unlike Cyprus,
Christian races have for generations held
the whiphand over their Moslem lot s.
"Hassan !" I cried. A figure glided
through the open door. My room was
dark. Fear of mosquitoes had caused
the lamp to be put out. A few stars
peeped through the lattice, but the cres
cent moon had sunk. "Ferrie mie," 1 be
gan, in the debased Cypriote Creek try
ing in my pain to recollect the words,
and, of course, forgetting them "ferrie
mie udor," instead of the local word uero.
In a tender voice, almost like the cooing
of a Sifter of Mercy, the dark figure
stooped and whispered, "l'aria Itnliana."
I had not heard the voice before; but
something in the tone impressed me deep
ly in the man's favor. "Water was brought
and carried to my lips by means of a
straw; for I was lying on my back, una
ble to either turn my neck or raise my
head. All tluough the night that fellow
waited on me; bringing me, with a sih nl
service only to have been expected in a
wife or nurse, limes, sugar, straws, water.
Light he was too wise a man to introduce.
He stood in a corner of tho room, quiet
and watchful; only when I wished him
to speak, he spoke. His words were soft
and full of hope. Everyone, he told me
has these mishaps. He had been thrown
himself a score of times. Baring his arm
he showed me where his wrist had been
broken, his elbow crushed, and his shoul
der put out. All injuries that man can
suffer from mules and ponies he had gone
through, but the pain was only for a day;
a little rest, a little shade, when plei.ty of
good water, and he was on his legs r.gain.
Hy lying still and rubbing in some lotion
the signor would soon be right.
When daylight came, nr.d I could see
the. face of this good fellow, I was d.
lighted rather than surprised to find in
him the man who had been so qu:ck on
the rond in running to the well unasked
and bringing me that glass of water from
the spring. I looked my thanks. He
understood me well, though not a word
was said. I put my left hnr.d out; he bent
his lips to kiss it, but I seized his own and
gave him an English shake. A weird and
beautiful fire lit up his Oriental cheek.
That instant we were friends.
In the Haunts of Vice.
The Rev.Talmadrro in Ihe course of a
sermon delivered a: the Brooklyn Taber
nacle, described w-'iat he saw during a
visit to the so-caiied palaces of bin ol
Gotham. Said the Reverend Divine:
"But I have to report that I saw some
things that amazed me more than I can
tell. I do not want to tell it, lor it will
take ain to hearts far away, but I must.
I saw young men with the ruddy health
of country life stamped upon their cheeks.
They had gathered in the harvest grain
beneath God's blue sky, with the hned
strong hands God had given them. What
were they doing here? They heard
how gayly a boat dances on the edge of a
maelstrom and they were venturing. I
saw that young man when he first con
sulted evil. I saw that it was his frsl
night. A look of defiance was in his face
saying, 'I am more powerful than sin '
Th?n I saw the shade of a painful reflec
tion passing across his face. I think t.
soft voice came out of th:;t tawdry, g:;udy
furniture, whispering to 'him above the
discordant music. But sin triumphed
and he turned to the tempter. I don't
feel so keenly sorrowful for young men
brought up in the city and accustomed to
city life when I sec them thus, but I pity
the young man from the country. Oh!
young m;in from the far hills, what have
your parents done that you should treat
them so? "When you were gathering the
harvest appb-g down there in the corner of
the lot where the little brook murmur
by, did you think you would come to this?
Do you prefer this brazen, pa'nte.l, grin
ning thing to that old wrinkled face
which smiles in sympathy with every one
of your smiles, and weeps 'when you r.re
unhappy? Look at those distort fingeis.
What made them so? Working for you,
Sir, working for you. Write homo to
your poor old gray-haired mother cursing
her; curse her while locks; curso the cra
dle you were rocked in. What? You
wont? But you are doing worse. The.
news of your prorligaey will kill hr.
Some old gossip will lincl the way to your
mother's cottage on an afternoon when
the sun is shining bright and all the beau
tiful country is smiling for joy. She will
enter when your mother is sifting by the
window, and presently she will say, 'Do
you kr.o'-v your son drinks?' and then
your mother will ad to ha-e the door
opened; she feels faint. And still into
her ear will be poured the s'oryofyocr
Iif j here She will go cut and sit tio-.vi.
oa the old, worn ttep where you used to
piay and cry. By and by the doctor's
gig will come up through tho shady, qv.iel
lane and he'll stop. He'll conic agnin
and again, but she'll get woise instead ol
better. And then the village bell will
toll, and the farmers will drive up in their
old wagons and hitch their horses time
tinder tiie maple trees. And they'll ask,
'What did she die of?' And one of the
village doctors will si:y 'malaria' and
another 'intermittent fever.' Young me.n.
the tlied of a broken heart."
The murdered Lord Lei trim's will hr.s
been proved under $1,000,000 personalty,
and he" hasn't left his successor in ti.ii ti
tle a single cent. The latter, who inher
its o.dy the entailed realty, h".s entered a
caveat against the probate of the will, and
would, perhaps, like to withdraw the offer
of $50,000 for discovering who killed his
disagreeable old uncle.
The Almost Forpotlen Umploj utonts of
Darning and Mending.
It is possible that in olden times too
much stress was laid on the importance
of training git is to mend and darn so cx
quisitly that it would be difficult, almost
impossible, to discover that there Jm I
been any neceity for the labor, saya
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher; but if therij
wns any euor in teaching and exacting
mch perfect work it vus a fault "that
lei.ned to virtue's tide,'' and beyond all
comparison better than the wretched
"blotching" to be found on the raiment of
some of many of the girls of the pres
ent day. Laundresses that wah for
school j.;irls could make strange revela
tion; of neglect of garments and cnrclu'S
repairs were not their lips sealed through
fear of losing good customers. When a
biokcn stitch is allowed to go uncared f r
until it 1ms become so large that tho
stocking cannot be worn without some re
pairs, tuid is then drawn up into an ugly
bunch hard enough to blister the feet
instead of being nicely darned; or when a
tear or rip on dicssor undergarment ?s
pulled together with thread coarse enough
to injure the fabric, who is to blame ihu
mother or the daughter? What instruc
tion has ever been given tins young girl
about looking out for the beginning of
evil in . her wardrobe? Has she been
taught to darn or to mend every rent or
rip the first possible instant after it was
discovered, and to do it neatly? Oh, no!
Her music or drawing lessons, her I'rcni h
and German ami dancing, are apparently
of more importance than such useful
work as m 'in ting or darning. If a you.ig
lady has wlu.t, in these days, i.s tho rnro
skiil of compelling her needle to i:ssist
her in carrying out all the reiuisitieii9
which will enable her, with scant materi
als, to keep herself neatly and genteelly
chid; if she can turn, remodel, piece neat
ly, cover the hick of m: fe.ial by some
simple and appiopriafe trimming until
she makes f.n old, dilapidated garment
t.iiii'.icf fl; u-r i'"v tint II. 1 win l I t I
cause tho davs of her life to
thank the mother who led h r in the way
sh 1 t lioultl go; mid whatever changes or
vi.-is? itudi s maybe sent she hr.s fir hn.i
to fear than those who, in prosperous
lays, r.ie only fanciful ornaments of ihcic
Tmc, I ut when the evil d .ys come, will,
tr.voigh their ignorance, becomo oppres
sive burdens upon those who must pro
v'idj for their Sc:p;.ort.
How to Care Slcejilessness.
Thousands sufl' r iioni w ikefulne;s v.lur
are othcrw isu in good health. To koiii?
of them this becom. s a habit, and too oft
en a grow iug one. Some resoitto sopo
rific, ""drugs, and this is how the opium
crave is often ii iti ited. Others find win.j
or tpirits oci-m-ionally effectual, and nro
thus ii id need to take alcohol every night,
and not a fi.v, it is to be feared, have in
this way l"id the foundation i f intemper
ance. There have, however, never been
wanting pcopie who have lounU a way ot
going to sicep without
e.-oi t to Midi mea
sures. I lie iiie-ter:-ts ;.i one l line were
popular, and fiom them a host of people
learned that looking at any fixed point
steadily would o'.'icn succeed in inducing
sleep. In the dark, however, this is not
so easy; but this dlficulty wes not felt iu
Braidisni, which consisf-d merely in t'os
ing the eyes an I trying to think they
wire watching attentively the stre.-.in of
air entering end leaving the nostrils. D
was asserted th it whoever would will to
see this stream, as if it were visible, would
infallibly f.oon fill asleep. Wc have
known the plan succeed, and it n evi
dently the same in principle ns fixing tho
attention on any single visible object.
Another plan has just rem hed us, pro
posed by an American physician, Dr.
Cooke, who telly, us that in numerous
cases of shcple-sness it is only neccrary
to breath '.j very slowly and quietly f r a
fjw minutes to secure a refreshing sleep,
lis thinks thr.t mo: ; t cases depend on hy
peremia of the brum, and that in this slow
breathing the blood supply is lessened
sufficiently to make- nn impression. Cer
tainly, w hen the mind is uncontrollably
active, and so preventing sleep, we hnvo
ascertained l';"i;i patients whose ol . iva
tion was worth trusting, that the breath
ing was quick and short, r.iid they have
found they bica;ne more dlsj osed to deep
by breathing slowly. This supports Dr.
Cooke's liliieliee. Let at other tliuc-.i his
plan rjuite f
I. It is f eita.nly worth
any one s w
who is occasionally ticcji-
hs-; to give it a trial. In itomg so they
shouid brea'h.' V I V oHiel. v, rillev it. cp
iy, ami at int r'.al ', but in t long trough
to cause tli" h . st fe'-iing of uneasiness.
In fine, they should iini'ntc a person
sleeping, and do it steadily for several,
minutes .! ('ic-'i Efmiiur.
Three weeks is long enough to f dferc
fowls; ami, to make it easier and more
profitable to do so, the birds should bo
kept grow ing briskly from the start by a
liberal allowance of good feed, ph-nty of
exercise, und good cniv. A stunted bird
or animal wiii not pay to fatten, i:s a rule.
While turkeys canuot bear C nitinemerit
and will rapidly lose lle-h when confined,
as wc have found-out to our cost, chick
ens, when properly handled, will f.ittcn
more quickly, and will, ton-cpif ntly,
pay well to ta'ke up to fatten, for the sim
ple fact that e ii'li day the fow l lequires a
certain amount of fe'.d merely to sustain
the func tions of the body, and the fewer
the number of days required to complete
the procisi the greater the degree cf
A d ikon"d room is the be-1 pli' e for
fattening fowl-, the rin to have a deep
sand floor. Peed them in the morning,
and have water-troughs convenient for
them to get their water. Allow them
about halt an hour for f i ling, and then
darken up the room, excl i'iing all tho
light, though :;.'7. r-V.v'4 v Ulla.i :i. At
noon give a::'o:it f'-e.i, as beloie. r p' h
ing in'th- evening. Do not five lie m any
peo-hes, for they can an. 1 will make them
selves very comfortable, on the sndy floor.
If roosts or r o,:iug benches were sup
plied, the etl'"its made in '.rating on thein
would deley their fattening m iO i in ly.
In fattening jxiu'ti v.the cheapest mid
best food is un.l ubt -ii!y corn, in its dif
ferent forms. One or two feeds of wholo
Corn can b" given, and scald, d coreim
comment mu- h, n inudi mad of m: u t-n l
oats Tomid tog ther, boiled bean etc.
Win re miilc U plentiful and on a farm
we usu.dly find p'en'v ofA:i.i-miU. thick
nii:k. etc. ! t t.i ' low's have i ich of
it . s th'-v will talie, nrd it v. Ill m lt. ri.tlly
ha' ten the fattening. Watch your birds,
citrefully, i-nd, if you notice any of them
'commencing to vi'-jic- around under this
S'.stcm of high fjcd.iig. turn th -ni ..ut in
to the vard and let them run until moro
are taken up to fatten. Under proper
management, the fattening w ill be : cconi
plisheJ in about two weeks, find should;
not take much longer; for naluu.dy tho
fowls cannot endure tho stuffing proc?.
very long w ithout showing bad effects, lie
kg deprived of exercise and daylight.1
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