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J. A. MA01IURPHY Editob
PLATTSMQUTn, MARCH 37. 1879.
A I oiuf ADO in Georgia destroyed
vast amount of property.
Discovkay of gold ii reported near
Wichita, Kansas, and great excitement
We call attention to the advertise
ment of the sale of "Captain" elsowh ere
in these columns. .
And, now, they say Tilden has a
mortgage on the Democratic party and
Will foreclose it in '80.
Our spicy Washington correspond
ent gives us a No. 1 letter this week;
and pays our friend Valentine a de
served and han lsome compliment.
The Omaha Republican is publish
ing a series of article on European af
fairs, translated from the "Allgem
cine Zeitung," by Prof. If. Emerson.
Remember we want oats and wood
at once, on subscription; and all mon
ey sent us placed in the letter in pres
ence of the postmaster will be taken
at our risk.
The Oliver Cameron breach of
promise suit is one of the sensations
from which any person not possessiug
a morbid appetite for such proceedings
will turn in disgust.
The Inter-Ocean thinks that we have
bad about enough able-bodied walking
'round a tan-bark ring for glory. It
offers some of the walkists a chance to
walk behind a plow a thousand miles,
any where in Neoraska.
We have received communications
fromSonth Bend, Avoca, and Bush
bury, all of which came too late for
publication this week. Our corres
pondents must remember that the
Weeping Water and western mails "do
not get in until noon and 3 o'clock and
communications received on that day
are too late for publication the same
A change takes place in the time
table of the Republecan Valley exten
sion of the B. & M. to-day. Trains
will hereafter leave Hastings at 8. -03
a. ni., and arrive at Bloemingten at
1 :"0 p. m. Leave Bloomington at 1:83
p. mand arrive at Hastings at 6:55 p.
ra. Travelling men are highly pleased
with the change.
It would seem from the House dem
ocratic caucus proceedings that the
southern and new members' do not
want a short session. At least fifty
amendments were made on as many
different subjects, to the resolution
that legislation be confined to the ap
propriation bills and the matters in
Kend in Your Money.
On payment for the Herald we will
be responsible for all monies sent by
mail, if put in letter, in presence of
Postmaster. We do this that no par
ties may have excuse aot to pay up
now and henceforth. We want to
make it as easy for our subscribers as
possible, but some money we must
have. -Ed. Herald.
The II erbld observes with pleasure
the call for a meeting Friday evening
lu nominate a city ticket. If the men
whose names are signed to that call
put their shoulders honestly to the
wheel and represent themselves, we
cannot help but get a good ticket. For
once we seem to have agreed to quit
lighting each other and to work togeth
er for the common good. May the re
bult be so happy that the experiment
can l e renewed.
The death of Dr. Delvoven, Warden
of Racine college, Wisconsin which oc
curred last week will be a great loss to
tha Episcopal church and to the col"
lege of which he had been warden for
twenty years ' and which had been
largely built up by his unceasing and
well diluted labors. His death by ap
poplexy occured at the comparatively
early age of forty-seven years. II's
funeral was attended by over fifty cler
gymen from all parts of the United
States, four bishops and hundreds of
laity, all bearing testimony to the good
works he had wrought.
The Republican party has made
some grand mistakes, among which
has been" the. sending of her gallant
soldiers to the' rear in politics and
bringing forth new'wishy-washy men.
At every yelp of "fraud" from the de
mocracy some weak-kneed brethren
shivered and whined and urged that
unch men should be left out and fel
lows with no record be the selections
for office. It has been so from county
affairs up. Look at the South, ask the
Brigadiers if their people were ever so
pqueamish. Devotion to their state
and the "lost cause" has-been reward
ed there. Devotion to our States, our
theories, and our cause has relegated
the best men we have to back seats.
Last Thursday, say the dispatches
- from Washington, all interest gath
ered around the Senate end of the Cap
itol where the democratic senators
were making up the caucus slate for
cratic senator except Hampton and
(Jordon were present. H. C. Burcli, of
Louisiana, got the secretaryship, the
best paying office. Henry Wat'rson's
father was a competitor, but got
Burched. It was an anti-Tilden victo
rr. The Rev. Mr. Bullock, of Ken
'lucky, got the chaplainship. All but
one of the other officers are from the
South, but as the majority of the dem
ocratic part v is there,onr Northern
democratic friends should not grum-
We have received, many letters from
out subecribera'sayingi hold on ; we'll
pay by-and-by," &;. Now, we do not
want to force any one or do an injus
tice to a single person, and where there
is a reasonable excuse and an arrange
ment made for sure payment (in the
future) at the tltna set we will of
course "bold on;" but this thing has
run so long and so many never answer
a dun or pay any attention to letters
that we must have such'fixed up with
out delay. As before stated, we need
money first and foremost, and secondly,
it is no kindness to our subscribers to
let these accounts run any mre. It is
easier to pay 05 than $10, and $2.50
than either, and the sooner they are
paid and interest stopped the better
for both parties.
There is somebody to blame for the
city council which we now have, out of
which nothing beneficial could grow
unless it were by mere chance. Some
body bluudered; and it is not very
hard to tell who it was. The people
who have the most to make by good
government and the most to lose by
poor government stayed away from the
polls last year and the year before
They were too busy or too negligent to
go even to the primaries, and so they
spent their time in cursing parties and
factions, and have been cursing the
council steadily from that day to this.
That is humanity but it isn't sense.
So, we are not the only paper which
has to arraign the good citizens for
failing to turn out to the primaries.
Keep at it, Fred. It requires a vast
deal of work to produce a small result
in that direction, but "constant drop
ping" you know.
It seems the Omaha Herald has
been making wholesale charges against
our late legislature. Owing to absence
we have not seen the particulars but
give below the summing up of the
Lincoln Journal: -
The Herald admits virtually that it
has been virtually worsted in its at
tempt to show up great extravagance
in the late legislature on appropria
tions, but contents itself with swear
ing that no republican newspaper dares
to "defend the legislature." So far as
the Journal knows it needs no defense.
Besides the lies that the Herald con
cocted about its " infamous" extrava
gance, and the sectional abuse it has
received in some quarters on account
of the capitol appropriation, nothing
appears against its record. It did
clean work, so far as is kuown.the full
value of which, however, cannot be
known until its work is pat in print.
No newspaper of ordinary sense will
either attack or defend the legislature
as as a whole until it has an intelligent
idea of what its wi k has been. So
far as its appropriations are concerned
they speak for themselves. The cap
itol needed enlarging and the legisla
ture had the courage to do its duty in
the premises. The insane hospital
was inadequate to accommodate the
patients of the state, 'and it had the
common sense to provide fr its exten
sion. The state needed a reform
school, and it provided for bnilding
one. It found that the statt honestly
owed the Omaha Herald and other par
ties money, and it provided for the
payment of such claims as were incon
trovertible, etherwise it merely appro
priated the usual and necessary
amounts needed to carry on the gov
CITY CLEKK'S REPORT.
Receipts and Expenditures of the City
of Plattsmouth, from March
16tb, 1878, to March
Plattsmouth. Nb., March 16th, 1879.
To the IHon. Mayor and City Council ol the
City of Plattsmouth :
Gentlemen : In pursuance to resolution
passed by your honorable body. I herewith sub
mit the following report of receipts and expen
ditures of the City from March leth, 1878, to
March 16th. 1879.
Am't genl fund undrawn MVh 16, 78 $ 9S6 3
levied for ie78 1 341 52
Total anionnt of genl fund 3 277 77
Am't of orders drawn on ccn'l fund
M en 16th, '78, to M'ch ICth. 79 1 6G5 32
Bal of genl fund undrawn 612 4s
OX WHAT ACCOVSTS GENERAL FUND CK-
Mayor, 1 year's salary 50 no
City cU-rk. 1 year's salary 240 00
City Marshal, ealary 803 60
Councilmen 60 00
City Kncincer 4 00
Babcock Fire Lxtlnguisher. rent of
room, l year 150 no
Elections 80 00
Assessment 80 00
Special police 4 00
Oen'l expenses, making tax lists, rent
of council chamber, &.C K52 C2
Police Judge's fees 16 90
Nuisances 18 00
Lincoln Avenue, paid to J. Gensln con
demnation 40 00
Street commissioner 5 25
Printing - 79 80
Boarding prisoners and Jail fees IS 5
Illegal tax 14 50
Am't of orders drawn on fund 1 (W5 32
Am't of improvement fund undrawn
for 1877 1 033 20
No orders drawu on this fund de
cided illegal ,
Am't of improvement fund levied for
18'8 738 03
Am't of orders drawn Mc'h 16, 1878 to
Mc'h 1G, i79 171 61
Am't of improvement fund undrawn.. 506 42
OX WHAT ACCOUNT I Mi'KUVSHENT FUKD OR
DEKfl WBKB IS8UKD.
Streets, alleys and bridges. ... 8 J 22 30
Oak Hill cemetery loo
Street commissioner 48 25 17161
ORDERS ISSUED OX SPECIAL LICEXSE JTAI
Genl expenses State Journal Co.. 2
tax-:ast asRskor books 1850
. State Journal Co., 800 tax re
ceipts for treas 12 00
W. JL. Wells, cost In supreme
court. Wheeler- v. city 6 85
Wm. Winterstein, cost in ease
Black vs. city.-. 2S 83
Paid for cleaning council
chamber, putting up stoves 3 60
Wf. L. Wells, cost in dist. c'rt.
Wheeler vs. city 13 62
F. Goeider. coal lor council
chamber 4 50
Paid fare for destitute man to
Omaha 1 45
E rid re signs paid for sign on 2d street
bridge -. 8 00
Printing paid for printing circulars,
Btateui't of city's lnd'bt'un's 3 00
Moneyweoelved from the following sonrces
and paid to J. M. Patterson, city treasurer, a
per receipts on file :
Saloon license, city 1 875 00
do do school .-. 225 00
Show do do paid to Jan. 1, '78 20 00
Tax sale and redemption 6 ;
show licenses 109 60
t oimty fand. 7 lotn sold 70 00
ivdillen and auctioneers 33 to
.Vi:iETT STORK ATtW
V. K. Guthinan
K. G. Dovey
A. W. White
... 5 00
CLOTHIXO AND CENTS fl'B
I. Coldlng 500
C. G, Herold lo 00
.1. W ii-hji'er & Co v 09
-0 CO j
mm mi 11 1 1 Ti I if 1 11 1 mi
BOOTS AND 6H0E9
BAKKBY AND CONFECTION
ARY. J. Btfekner 600
O. Gutuinan a 00
Miss nermann & Co 6 00
Mrs. Johnson & Miss Sweeney. 5 00
II. Boeck ..... w oo-
T. W. Shryock.. - 00
STATIONERY AICD WOTIOXB.
J. P. "Xoung
K.Carruth . 00
Joseph Sculater "0
Waterman & Son
J. Levi. 3 months .
F. R. Guthman 25 00
G I. Weidman 00
W. W. Harold 25 on
Keen an it Grace 25 00
M. 'VVaybright. 6
W. Vivian 00
W. E. Gregory 00
8. Osborn 6 W
Geo. If ran 5 00
I Ooze 5 00
Geo. Levlngs 5 oa
II. F. Lewis 00
H. J. Martin 5
C. Schlegel - 6 00
F. E White
Kuffner & Black
F. M. Cox
First National Bank
REAL L8TATK AND INS. CO'B.
D. II. Wheeler & Co, real est... :10 00
do Ins. ag't 2 50
do do 7 50
II. E. Palmer 12 50
American Express Co
Telegraph, W. U. Co
J. Gregoiy, Saunders Ilonse.... 10 00
J. Bous, Platte Valley Hause... 10 00
J. II. Buttery : 25 00
O. F. Johnson - 25 00
John W. Shannon
F. Stadelmann ..-
J. N. Hicks 6 00
Mrs. Shaffer 5 00
W. Mickelv. alt 6 00
Mr. Kuapp 6 09
Mrs. Sexton 5 00
SADDLES AND HARNESS
Streight & Miller
J. L. Moore 5 00
J. W. Murphy 2 50
FlcklerBros 5 00
Geo. O'Neil 5 00
A. Halt 6 00
B. Heinpel 5 00
92 5P4 00
Deduct fund collected.
Am't received for citv 2 349 00
Police Judge's fines collected 60 55
Total money ree'd for city pur;oses 2 414 55
Of the expenses of the city from March 18, 1378,
to March 16th, 1879 :
General expenses $1 633 32
Streets, alleys and bridges 122 36
Oak . ill cemetery 1 00
Street commissioner 44 21
Order on special license tax fund, see
statement 97 20
Total expenses of cltv from March
ltilil. lS78,tO Morch 16th, 1879 JM93t13
Receipts from all sources except taxes
for the year S2 349 00
Total expenditures of city for the year 1 934 13
Receipts over expenditures 414 87
All of which is respectfully submitted.
J. D. SIMPSON, City Clerk.
We have examined the above state
lneut and find it correct
E. G. Dovet,
R. C. Cushi
We publish above the City Cleik's re
port of receipts and expenditures of
the city for the year ending March
16th, 1879. As an indication of the
ability with which city affairs have
been conducted the past year, we call
attention to the fact that the receipts
exceeded the expenditures by $414,
which gives promise af a return to
rock bottom in the affairs of the city.
Our Washington Letter.
Washington, D. C,
March 18th, 1879. f
For the past two weeks the all ab
sorbing topic has been Who will be
the next Speaker. The Democratic
contestants soon narrowed down to
Randall and Blackburn. The friends
of each were hopeful, exultant and
conSdent of victory, lllackburn's
rooms at Willard's were a constantly
changing kaleidoscope of friend, eag
er for the success of their Southern fa
vorite. It is said that ohl ICeutucky
Bourbon flowed freely and exerted no
small amount of influence in seenr
ring pledges. Randall's parlors were
equally well visited by Jtis friends who
were quite as confident of success, but
as he is strictly temperate were less
demonstative and more dignified. As
soon as it was decided m caucus that
Randall had the majority of vote.
Blackburn arose and made a short
speech, thanking his friends for their
generous support, and moved that the
nomination of Sam'l J. Randall be
made unanimous, which was done amid
cheers for Blackburn who had so no
bly borne his defeat.
The opening of the 4Cth Congress
was one of unusual interest from the
fact that for the first time in eighteen
years the Democrats had a majority
in both houses. At 12 A. M. the
Clerk called the House to order and
after having read the President's mes
sage convening the extra session sta
ted that the time designated having
arrived he would call the roll, that as
the last Clerk of the House he was re
quired by law to prepare. The roll
of numbers were called by States, be
ginning "with Maine. With but two
exceptions every member answered to
his name. Ou motion of Mr. Wood
thy proceeded to vote far spe.iker
which resulted in a strictly party vote,
each faction sustaining its nominee,
with the exception of Barlow, a new
ly fledged member from Vermont, who
Yoted solitarily and independently in
stentorian tones for William D, Kel
ley. When the name of J. C. S. Black
burn was called, be responded in clear
full tones "Sam'l J. Randall" which
was applauded with cheer upon cheer
from the densely packed galleries. The
regular nominees did not vote when
their names were called. GarGeld cat
complacent and smiling, occasionally
taking notes hi a small book and return
ing the hand' pressure of his numerous
friends who so proudly sustained him
Blackburn was almost hidden by bas
kets and bouquets of the choicest flow-
ers which completely covered hi3 desk
and filled the remotest corner of the
galleries with their fragrance. Ran
dall sat on the right of tha Speakers
desk with a few friends, a triumphant
smile plainly visible on his clearly de
fined face. After a formal announce
ment of the result Randall was escort
ed to the chair by Blackburn aud Gar
field, and the oath administered by
Kelly of Pa., the oldest member in con
tinuous service. The other membert
were then sworn in by States. When
the members from the States of Dele
ware, Old Virginia, North Carolina
and South Carolina were call
ed, the Speaker said he wonld first
administer the oath to those who
could take it in the usual form, that is
the " Iron Clad," only fite members
stepped forward and took it, thereby
showing how the ex-rebel element is
growing in politics. Conspicuous
among those taking the modified oath
was Gen. Joe E. Johnson of Confeder
ate fame, recently elected Representa
tive from Virginia.
The Ohio delegation presented the
most striking appearance of any one
State. Such men as Garfield, Keifer
and Ex-Gov. Young are at once notice
able in any crowd for their noble bear
ing, handsome personal appearance and
marked decision of character. When
the members retired to the rear and
the drawing for seats commenced, our
one member from Neb., stood almost
head and shoulders above the majori
ty, the handsomest man on the floor;
who he was and where from was a com
mon questiim in the galleries. His
name was among the first called and
his selection of seats one of the best on
the floor, being surrounded by the old
war horses of the Republican Party.
Judge Valentine has already won the
reputation of being an indefatigable
worker and is prophesied a shining
light in the debates of the present
House. He is thoroughly whole-soled,
big hearted aud generous, and as a
Mississippi member said of him, "Will
be a grand success."
" COKRESPON DEXCn"
Weeping Water Notes.
We were favored with three enter
tainments last week. "Ten Nights &c,
was played Thursday and Saturday
evenings. Thursday evening the play
was supplemented by a pantomime aud
Saturday evening by the farce. Box
and Cox," both pantomime and farce,
as well us "Ten Nights," were well
acted. The huse was comfortably
full the first night and crowded the
last night. At the school exhibition
Friday night many went away, unable
to find even standing room. The ex
hibition wa3 good.
Miss Merrick has returned to Coun
Our western mail carrier has the
distinction of having enjoyadf?) the
latest sleigh ride of the season in this
part of the country. Last Thursday
morning at 7 a. m. it was snowing so
hard that he went to El in wood in a
sleigh, but about noon "the snow the
beautiful snow" proved treacherous to
him and vanished, leaving him with
his sleigh to return to Weeping Aba
ter through ti e mud. Lccile.
Mr. Mayfield has completed his build
ing and has opened a grocery and pro
vision store. He is selling cheap for
cash, and will undoubtedly have a good
trade. He also handles wagons and
Rev. Mr. Hackney preaches to us ev
ery two weeks on Sunday night.
We were favored with a visit from
the G. W. C. T Mrs. Van Pelt, on
Wednesday last. . She met with the
Good Templars in the evening. She is
an earnest worker in t lie temperance
cause and is doing a great work.
Mrs. 1 . A. JNoel has just received a
large invoice of goods. She is having
a big trade and making the people
happy by selling cheap.
Bro. Ryder has just painted his store
inside and received a new stock of
drugs, and everything looks new and
I he countv commissioners are re
pairing the bridge across Salt Creek
Ryder says he hopes thev will have
good weather until it is completed.
If you want to see a neatly kept
stock look in and see M. Chevont's
The sick improving; geese plenty;
business good. Nubbins.
El iu wood Points.
March 22d, 187U.
En. Herald: This is Saturday.
Dishes washed and pints collected.
A fine large day, old Sol shines forth
again, in all his glory upon our pleas
ant little village.
Streets thronged with teams and
Two new dwellings are being built.
Base ball every Saturday on the
We understand that Miss Heart in
tends starting a Milliner's shop soon.
Mr. GreenslatVsent 400 dozen eggs
to Omaha the other day, he has sibout
as more again.
Iligheft price paid fer eggs and but
ter in trade.
. Blacksmithing done in the best pos
sible manner at Woodruff's.
Go to VanEpps for a good broom.
Fifteen cases of the measels in this
section of the country.
Sunday School at 2 o'clock every Sab
The Advents have been holding
meetings for the last four w&ks at
Rev. Kenaston is at home this week,
we are glad to have him with us.
U. S. Mail three times a day.
Mrs. W. K. Eoofbouirow has return
ed from Pennsylvania and expects to
mevo into the new parsonage next
The retired Elm wood merchant, Mr.
Cliipphas gone to carpentering.
Mr. Sarver has gone to- the Indian
Reservation to pay land.
Mr. Hawks deals in patent rights.
Mr. Foot is Squire, he is longing for
Wanted : a fence arouund the grave
yard, many valuable stones have been
erected and fire is liable to run through
at any time. Let us have respect for
the dead as well is for the living and
take measures to beautify the grave
From Three Groves.
Rev. Donnisthorpe waa absent from
hia appointment Sunday. He is very
ill with the chills and fever.
. Mr. Frank Wheeler, from Nebraska
City, has been in.the neighborhood for
the past week, repairing sewing ma
chines. He gives good satisfaction
and is a first-rate mechanic. He is also
agent for the White machine.
James McMahon has been down
getting cattle to herd the coming sum
mer. His herding ground will be
northwest of Weeping Water Falls.
A gentleman from Weeping Water
Falls, (we did not learn his name), is
getting up a irap of this county. He
is getting quite a number of subscrib
ers in this part.
Byron E.Yonng moved out en hia
place last week.
All the schools in this part of the
county have closed.
Mike Archer, the assessor, has been
assessing this precinct, the past few
days. Mike understands his business
thoroughly and can't be beat.
The hunters are happy, geese and
ducks are in abundance, there are more
than there have been for a number of
Fanners have been taking a rest for
a week more, but hope to resume work
soon. They have their stalks mostly
broken and considerable wheat has
been sown on fall plowiug.
German clerks are ra demand in France
and England; first, because they are more
thoroughly trained; second, they speak
two or more languages; third, they are
not only more ethYient but cheaper. Ger
man education aims at practical result,
by menns of technical training. The stu
dy of languages is a nwessary part of this
training. In Germany, among the me
chanic class, you can always rind boys,
youths, and men, who can talk English
and French fluently. It pays Germany to
teach all her children to read, write, and
spell more than one language.
Cutting Trees by Electricity.
This new discovery is a great improve
nif nt on the primitive axe, more agreeable
to the listening poet reclining on a mossy
knoll than to the wielder of the clumsy
and laborious instrument. Some experi
ments in wood-cutting by electricity were
miale in England several yeari ngo, with
unsatisfactory results. Recently in India
Bimiiar experiments have proceeded so far
as to establish the belief that the idea is a
practical one. The two ends of the cop
per wires of a galvanic battery are con
nected with platinum wire, which in
stantly becomes red-hot, in which state it
is drawn forward and back across the tree
trunk, which yields to tho severing pro
cess immediately. An English paper, af
ter stating these facts in detail, ends thus:
But what is to become of the good old
eoug? Is it to be, 'Electrician, spare that
tree, magnetic not a single bouyhr "
Professor lioal speaks with enthusiasm
of the great beauty and magni licence of
the jlichigan torests, produced by the
mixture ot deciduous and evergreen trees.
rspecial'.y in their autumn tints, aud of
the stream;;, hills, and valleys, and the
laks where they alwuud. lie finds men
now actually living who can see no beauty
in a tree, except for the cords of wood, the
loads of lumber, or the hundreds of rails
it will make. He mentions some trees
which have been of great value. A wal
nut tree at Totterville sold lor $1000, the
wood being highly ornamental iu beauti
ful waves, and it was mado into veneering.
A black walnut at Brookticld, seven feet
through, sold tor 1200 lor the same pur
pose in New York. Two thousand dol
lars were refused for a very largo blistered
walnut at Saugatuck. At Grand Rapids
a black cherry treu with very dark wood
was shipped to Central America, and from
there shiped bark to this country and
sold as gKd mahogany. Larga quanti
ties of curled and bird's-eye maple, and
some choice trees of rock elm, white oak,
and white ash, arc sold for ornamental
Antidotes for Poisoning.
Arsenic If any one be poisoned with ar
senic, administer mustard water until vom
iting is produced. The water is made by
etirringtwo tablespoonl'uls of ground mus
tard in a quart of luke-warm water. After
vomiting has taken place, sm'e a teaspoouful
of sulphur or a wine'a of soapsuds. If
with sugar of lead or white lead, use the
mustard water already given to produce
vomiting, and tifter, a tcaspoonful of ep
Bom salts dissolved in water every forty
Corrosive Sublimate. Give to a person
poisoned lv corrosive sublimate, white
and red precipitate or calomel, white of
eggs, mnk or wheat flour, beaten up in as
great quantities as the person can take,
during ten minutes, and then give mustard
water as stated abovo.
Nitrate of Silver. Give to a person
Kisoned by nitrate of silver or lunar caus
tic, table salt, two teaspoonful in a pint
of water, then castor oil.
Strychnine. Give to a person poisoned
by either strychnine, nux vomica, opium,
laudanum, paregoric, morphine, belladon
na or crotou oil, an emetic of mustard and
warm water, followed by a drink made of
vinegar and sweet oii.
Distilling Light from Fat.
At the regular weekly meeting of the
New York Polytechnic Society, at the
Cooper Institute, Ernst Schoenrock ex
plained briefly a new system of gas light
ing. The system was invented by Julius
Pintsrh, and is adapted especially to the
lighting of railway carriages, large build
ings, ami floating buoys. The gas is dis
tilled from fat or petroleum refuse, is very
rich and brilliant, and the cost is very far
below that of coal gas. The advantages
claimed for it are due to the. peculiar
method of manufacture by the lurnacea
deFigned by Mr. Pintsch. The gas is dry
and permanent, without moisture or sedi
ment, and it suffers no loss by condensa
tion in the pipes. It has been used tor
several years in Europe, on the principal
railroads of England,' Russia and Ger
many. Between 6,000 and 8,000 cars on
these roads have been provided with the
gas, and it is used also in the saloon-carriages
of the Emperors of Russia and
Germany, and in that of the Prince of
Wales. It has been adopted on the whole
line by the Directors of the Metropolitan,
Underground Railway of London. It is
used iu a compressed form, and on rail
road cars is contained in iron tanks or
cylinders attached to the liottom of tho
cars. Its use is not dangerous, the gas be
ing subjected only to a pressure of ninety
pounds to the square inch, and is not ex
plosive. The supply is controlled by a
clelioato regulator, which maintains a
iteady arid regular flame in the lamp.
Dr. Glynnr whose name is still remem
bered in Cambridge, being one day in at
tendance on a lady in the quality of her
physician, took the liberty of lecturing
her on the impropriety of eating cucum
bers, of which she waa immoderately fond,
and gave her the following rece-ipe for
dressuig them: 4Peel the cucjumber,"
said the doctor, ''with great care; then cut
it into very thin slices, pepper and salt it
well, and then throw it away."
From the computations of authorities, it
appears that London (with all its suburbs)
covers within the fifteen miles' radius of
Charing Cross nearly 700 square miles. It
numbers within these boundaries over
4,000,000 inhabitants. It contains more
country-born persons than the counties of
Devon and Gloucester combined, or 37
per cent of its entire population. Every
lour minutes a birth takes place in the
metropolis, and every six minutes a death.
Witluu the circle already named there arc
added to the population 203 persons ev
ery day and 75,000 annually. London
has 7,000 miles of streets, and on an aver
age twenty-eight miles of new streets are
opened and 9,000 new houses built every
year. One thousand vessels and 9,000
sailors are in its port every day.
REPORTED BY F K. WHITK.
Wheat. No. 2...
rejected . .
Barley, No. 2 .
" 3 .
" rejected .
latest new yop.k markets
Xkw Vokk. Mar. 27.
Gold at par
LATEST CHICAGO MARKETS.
Chicaoo Mar. 27.
Flour 3 2ii,4 50
Native Cattle 2 2.74 20
Texas Cattle 2 Wt3 70
Hoks 3 3X&3 35
ETC, ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
Of all sizes, ready niatle and sold cheap for cash.
With many thanks forpast patrona. I invi
Invite all to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
40tf. FEItVTI'ME AXI COFI I
Are not only fiiMt-t'las Inlninients. hut this
Establishment may 1 justly rescur-lt-A
as one of the li'ailin l'iuno-Furte
Maii'ifaj-torie vi the
IN THE CONCERT HALL.
During the Season of 1875-1870 the Henry F.
Mliler I'ianos were used In Itoston and vicinity
in more tlian 135 Concerts.
Seaxon of lS77-187f. 175 Concert.
Season of 1878-l7l Month of October. S5
Concerts ; Month of November, 45 Conceits-
Atme but first clis Pianos crnihl gain turn im
THESE FIAXOS II A VE RECEIVED
The Highest Praise
Most Eminent Musicians.
Of late I have had many opportunities of
using your Pianos and can say with pleasure,
they have uo superior in America, and my long
experience abroad Justine me in placinfc tlieiii
ahead of anv foreign instruments of th-ir kind.
t'HAH. R. ADAMS.
Madame Roze and the other (mists of my
company are delighted with ttie "Miller" Piano,
foritsriV-h purity of tone, and the wonderful
manner in which it sustains the voice.
In behalf of the Ramabee Concert Company,
and particularly myself as the pianist of said
company. 1 wish to express many thanks for
the beautiful Grand Pianos of your manufac
ture, with which you have furnished us so far
this season. With your fine instruments con
cert giving becomes a positive pleasure aud de
light, "so bay we all ot us."
Howard M. Dow.
I consider no other "make" with which 1 am
acquainted, can excel it in any of the qualities
that constitute a perfect instrument. As an
accompaniment for the voice, I know of none I
rt'euld prefer to your.
Airs. 1J. L,. II. CARTKR.
I take jrcat pleasure in recommending
UniiFtf f MlllorlS-m... .,11 ,,..... i .... .. 1..
... Ill, . 'All IV, . IIIHII" lr) i VI (.alUli Hill
t.-. .1 i i
iUn. II. il. -I.MJ1H.
I have known the Pianos manufactured by
Mr. Henry F. Miller for manv vears and I do
not hesitate to say that they take hii;ti rank
among the llrst-cl;i.s instruments of any of the
best makers. Carl Zerkahx
, -mw -.r 1
-I consider the Miller Piano superior to nil
outers m that mellow and Kinging quality o ac
ceptahle for voice accompaniments.
Mrs. is. Au.vk Osoood.
We were delighted with th Tianos cf your
m.iDiiiii' ture wmcn we ueii during our recent
tour in the United States, their charming sing
ins; qualities rendering them especially desira
ble for accompany me the human voice.
The OiuuiNAi. swKuisir
World's International EiMMtioa 1876.
This establishment was the n!v one out of
more than forty Piano-forte exhibitor, which
was decreed two awakos for its single exhibit
of Pianos at the Centennial Exhibition.
This ir the only ExtalAlxlimcnl ft.if Hcccirtd a
Special A waril for a A't w Invention
The Patent Pedal
T&B Henry F. Miller Pianos
Have received the endorsement of th
Stale of Massachusetts
CITY of BOSTON.
They are LEADERS among the FOHEMUST
PI AX US of Tim WORLD.
HENRY F. MILLER
Boston, Mass., U. S.'A.
JAMES PETTEE, Ag't.
has onc more " come back" to
who is, on and after this
Mr. Weckbach having gone into the Lumbei businciw I propGf c to ran th
old EMLyRE awhile myself.
We are In almost daily receipt of
DRY AND FANCY GOODS
which we offer our friend aud the public at
W!aIea!e asae! j&ctail,
at prices ta suit the limm.
t&vm tmm aooos,
Cashmeres, Alpacas, Delaines, &c.
Calicos, from 12 to 16 Yards for $1.00.
Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard upward
The finest stock of "White Hedspreada ever brought to the Citv.
Buell's Cassimeres, Tweeds, Jeans, and Cottonades in
(Ci'oceries and l?rVBsnoBas
OF ALL KINDS.
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goods.
I desire to see all my old patrons back and want to hold as .niiny of tlit
preenst ones as I can FliANK (JUTIIMAX.
REMEMBER THE PLACE. OXE DOOR WEST OF P. O.,
201y PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
DRESS GOODS, HOSIERY, SILK SCA II FX,
WHITE GOODS. TOWELS. TABLE LINEN.
DOMESTICS, CORSETS. NOTIONS.
SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, ETC., IJT'J
A Full Assortment of
:T Amm SEEOIES
CONSTANTLY KEPT Oi HAND.
CALIFORNIA DRIED AXD CANNED
Couutrv Produce Taken in E
date sole proprietor.
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