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NO. .yAACMURPHr, - DITOR.
PLATTSMOUTIT. JULY 3, 1878.
Adjournment of Congress.
"They'll be damned if they do, and
be damned if they don't." So some
stay and some go; some will and some
The river is falling.
The Empress Eugenie has suffered
a relapse and is very low.
- "Weather report next week toe
much 4th of July this week.
Two of the Olive gang escaped from
the rium Creek prison last week.
The Journal thinks Congress can
" Peter out" as the Nebraska Legisla
ture did in '71 if it can't "adjourn."
The Temperance Ladies of Liacoln
have started a Temperance column in
the Journal, which appears every San-
Kearnet has presented to the Got
ernor for the State a deed for 320 acres
of land as a gift on which to erect the
The will of the late Louis Napoleon
makes Victor, son of Prince Jerome
Bonaparte, his successor as heir to the
Mr. Ira Sayles, father-in-law of
Perry Walker, died on Monday last
and was buried Tuesday. lie was an
old resident of the county.
The remains of Prince Louis Napo
leon have been sent home on the troap
ship Orontes, and the Queen has com
manded that the ship shall be escorted
on part of the voyage by the chanael
Honeywell (of Lincoln) is going
to " bus" the " sociable ladies" all over
Lincoln free if. they vote him the
cane. Well, Honey ; yoa've got a job
on hand ; but it's a sweet one and no
TnE iron mountain and Southern
Railway changed their guage from
broad to standard a distance of 700
miles ia one day, (last Friday.) Over
3,000 men were employed. One rail
was removed only.
Two ladies set up as Lawyers In
Janesville, Wis., about a year ago. An
important habeas Corpus was tried the
other day in which the Lady Lawyers
beat the other fellows out of court and
won for their client.
Explosions seem the order of the
day. No sooner does the news of the
blowing up of the Clytie reach Omaha
than the foundry-men burst an iron
column in process of moulding, in
juring two workmen quite severely.
Our Temperance Column.
Gillen and Armstrong, two mem
bers of the Olive gaig, broke jail at
Plum Creek last Thursday night.
Sheriff James has offered $700 for their
capture. , The horses which they took
to effect their escape, were returned the
Forty "exodus" negroes were for
warded by the Kansas Freedmaa's Re
lief Association to Liccoln, reaching
there the first of the week. The citi
zens of Lincoln organized a relief com
mittee of colored citizeas, who can
vassed the city for aid for them, and
will endeavor to get them places to
General Butler is supposed to be
the next democratic candidate for
Governor of Massachusetts. When
asked directly he said the particular
candidate was immaterial and qnoted
an old drinkiog song during the plague
in India as follows:
"Three cheers for the dead already.
Hurrah for the nest who dies."
Chicago held a large meeting at
Farwell Hall,- Monday eveaing to take
into consideration- the Ponca Indian
case, and the raising of means to carry
the case into the supremo court. The
meeting was addressed by Rev. T. II.
Tibbies, of Omaha, a fund was started,
and committees appointed to solicit
additions to it.
A horrible accident occurred ia
our neighboring town, Nebraska City,
on Friday last the explosion of the
government tug-boat, Clytie by which
two men, James Lane and Herman
Bohle. were killed outright; Wm. If.
McKinney had both legs broken and
was badly scalded, Isaac McKinney
will have to have one leg amputated
and Capt. Pinney wa3 badly scalded.
In Mr. Whitelaw Reid's address to
the press convtntion occurs this senti
ment: "There is not a newspaper to
day in New York, faulty as they all
are. that is not better than its audi
ence. There is not an editor in New
York who does not know the fortune
that awaits the man there who is will
ing to make a daily paper as disreput
able and vile as a hundred and fifty
thousand readers would e willing to
Tms Omaha News finding that the
South has the champion idiot in the
person of the- Editor of the Okolona
States, and unselfishly desiring that the
Hnprovided north shall bo equal with
her sister seath, has kindly attempted
that role to the extent of a part a of
eolamn a la Okolona States,but his ex
elsmation points and vitaperative ad
jectives, expletives aad terms of abuse
gave out before he-had a quarter of
column written and ho had to give up.
They have special f oats of type and an
addenda to Webster's Unabridged for
the Okolona States,
OF CELEBRATION, PLATTS-
M0UTH, JULY 4, '79,
At George Smith's drove,
By the Tarloas Temperance Orgaalii
tloas aad Sunday Schools.
The procession will bo formed at 10
o'clock, at the corner of Sixth and Main
streets, under the leadership of P. P.
Gass and his aids, as Marshals of the
Day. headed by the Silver Helicon
The procession will march on Sixth
to Vine, down Vine to Third, down
Third to Main, and thence up Main to
Sixth, and from thonce to the grounds
in the following order:
Plattsmouth Sllrer Helicon Band,
Temple of Henor, In full regalia.
Good Templars, in full regalia.
Ladies' Temperance Union, In carriage.
Young Ladies' League. In full regalia,
Jurenlle Templars, in full regalia,
8unday School classes.
Mt. Pleasant Good Templars, In full regalia.
Concord Good Templars, In full regalia.
Citizens. In carriages.
Yeomanry, in carriages,
Omaha Sunday School.
tHitlD BT TUB WOMAN'S CHR1STIAX
Ileri; James Patterson Loses his Equlnes
-"Man Caught, Trial, Ae.
" For God; and Home, tnd Native Land."
No. 2. I. O. G. T.
Ueeulxr meetings iit
rv UHnMd,iv pveninn
E. 11. WOOLKY, W.
Ueeulxr meetings iit Good Templars' Hull
E. 11. 1
Viola V. Babim, Sec'y.
1ittsouth Temple of Honor and
Temperance, No. 15. Itegular meeting,
Saturday evening In Hall In Kitzijerald'B block.
8. S. Hi N RLE, W. C. T.
f. F. Joiiirsox, Sec'y.
lLATTJIf)UTH Ked Kibkon Club. Regular
- meeting on Monday evening ol earn ween.
. G. Lovey. President.
H. M. BU8HSELL, HeCy.
The Heading Room. Open on Wednesday
and Saturday afternoon aud evening of each
week. ront room over n . s. lute s store,
1latlsmouth W. C. T. IT. will meet every
alternate Thursday at 3 o'clock, in the
Reading Koora. unless other DOtire ie given in
this column. Mm. 11. M. Wise, President,
Mrs. n. I iicki, oecreiary.
T9LATTSMOUTH LoiMiE OF JlTVENILR TEMP
-s- lars will meet every alternate h riday even
ing at 8 o'ciock in uooa lerapianr nan.
MRS. a. schleoel, superintend!.
Come one and all to the Temperance
Picnic, and hear among other good
things, the "New Declaration of Inde
pendence" from the lips of our boys;
and pledge with them your "lives,'
yoar "fortunes" and year "sacred Hon
or to the cause.
ORDER OF EXERCISES AT THE GROUNDS
1st. The FlatUmouth Silver Helicon Band will
2d. Reading of the Declaration of Independ
enee, by the Hoa. D. U. Wheeler.
3d, Second reading of Declaration, by class of
4th, Oration by Rev H. D. Fisher.
Ctb. Music, by Glee Club.
6th, Speech by Chaplain Wright.
7th, Music, by Plattsmouth Silver Helicon
8th, Remarks, by S. S. Hinkle.
9th, Short Speech, by Mrs. B. Sperlock.
10th, Music by Glee Club.
llth. Appropriate remarks by Capt. Wiles.
12th," Toast, by Judge Sullivan.
13th, Response by II. M. BushnelL
14th, Music by Plattsmouth Band.
ISth, Toast, by M. O'Donaho.
16th, Response, by J. E. Morrison.
17th, Music, by Glee Club.
18th. Speech, by E. G. Dover.
19th, Speech, D.H. Wheeler.
30th. Music, by Plattsmouth Band as we go
G. II. Black, President of the Day.
Patriotism is not dead yet. Come
one ana all, to celebrate the
103d Anniversary of our Glorious
The Extra Session was finally ad
journed Tuesday, July 1st, and the
Stalwarts and the Brigadiers can alike
go home to their "constits," and see
how their work looks from a rear view.
It has been a foolish, exhaustive and
useless session, costing the poor tax
payers thousands of dollars, of which
their was no earthly need; its whole
onject ana aim has oeen to make cap
ital for the next campaign, and of that
the advantage is with the Republicans.
From Mr. H. N. Wheeler of Denisoa,
owa, who was one of the parties con
cerned in the sale of thoroughbred cat
tle at Council Bluffs last week we
earn that a good crowd assembled to
invest and the bidding was lively.
Soon these sales will become of fre
quent occurrence in the west and oar
grade of cattle be correspondingly
The New York World says that
"when it was announced the ether day
that Gen. Manderson had been 'named
for the secretaryship of war, the ques
tion who under heaven Gen. Mander
son might be was answered by the con
jecture that he must have been the as
sistant superintendent of iir. Hayes'
buaday school in Ohio.
Now, don't put on airs, Mr. World
There are oceans ef people out west
that don't know who the editor of the
World is; or even, that there is a
World, ia New York.
The following from the president's
last veto message gives his position
The object, manifestly, is to place
before the Executive this alternative,
to allow necessary functions of the
public service to be crippled or sus
pended for want of appropriations re
quired to keep them in operation. or to
approve legislation which in official
communications to Congress, he has
declared would be a violation of his
constitutional duty. Thus, in this bill
the priacipla is clearly embodied that.
by virtue ef the provision of the con
stitution which requires that "all bills
for raising revenue should originate
in the Ilouse of Representatives," a
bare majority of the Ilouse of Repre
sentatives has the right to withhold
an appropriation for the support of
the government, ualess the Executive
consents to approve any legislation
wnich may be attached to appropria
Card of Thanks.
Plattsmouth, Neb., July 1st, '79.
A Testimonial of thanks, love and
affection of the Catholics of Platts
mouth, Neb, to Mr. John Fitzgerald.
We the undersigned Catholics, in the
parochial house assembled, return our
most sincere, heartfelt thanks, in bo
half not only of ourselves, bat of all
the Catholics of Plattsmouth and vi
cinity to Mr. J. Fitzgerald for his tnu
nificient gift of our beautiful Catholic
Church, worth about 8,000, to oar be
loved Bishop, Right Rev. Jas. O'Con
nor of Omaha for this Congregation.
John Fitzgerald is a director for Ne
braska of the Cat holm Colonization
Society of America a wealthy banker
and an extensive R. Road Contractor
a noble specimen of a true and faith
ful Irish American Catholic, whose in
fluence is second to noae in the state
We are sincerely sorry that he and his
estimable family have left from
amongst us to make their future home
in Lincoln the capital city of this state.
He has left us a legacy that will ever
stand as a monument of the love he
has for his country, his church, and
his Gid. We pray that heaven's chei
cest blessings be bestowed eu him and
his family in this life, and that they
may enjoy the Beatific vision in the
Rev. P. LYNcn,
J. V. WECKBACn,
; JonN O'Rourke,
For the Congregation.
Pledge the Children.
it you would save the next genera
tion for God. Pledge the Children.
If you would have " a generation
that will not tolerate the dram-shop
and its kindred vices" Pledge the
If you would save one billion and a
half to the nation annually Pledge
If you would conquer the greatest
foe to human happiness Pledge the
If you would destroy the greatest
barrier to the progress of the Gospel .
Pledge the Children.
If you would rob the g allows, the
grave, and perdition or their victims
Pledge the Children.
If you would empty the asylams,
almshouses, and prisoas Pledge the
If you would halt forever the fearful
procession of sixty thousand men that
march annually to hell Pledge the
If vou want to do a work that will
tell in eternity Pledge the Children.
How Every Man Can Help the Temper
From an Address by Canon Farrar.J
We invite the attention of everyone.
whether or not interested in our hum
ble efforts to aid the temperance cause,
to the following article from authority
than which there is no higher, bespeak
ing for it a careful perusal. Is Amer
ica in any less danger?
I urge you the duty of self-denial for
the sake of others. If you are fond of
drink abandon it before it be too late
for your own sake; if you are not fond
or it, it will cost you nothing to give
it up. w e are ail face to race with a
hideous, a degrading, a colossal evil
The legislature either cannot or will
not help us. Warning, preaching, mor
al influence, even extended education,
fails to help us; increased wages, di
minished hours of work, only deepen
our peril and our loss. There is one
way, and one way only; but that is a
certain and an easy way by which not
merely to check, but even to annihilate
the curse, it l that every one ol us
should cease to contribute to this won
ster evil the penny of a contribution
or the shadow of aa example. The
use of that deadly, peculiar, and wholly
unnecessary substance is so far insep
arable from the abuse, that where the
individual use is, there the national
abuse will be. Unrestricted liquor
traffic will, to the end of time, mean
for myriads intense temptation; temp
tation means drunkenness ; drunken
ness means degradation, horror, rum.
crime, xeu are a Christian, win you
give up a needless luxury to ueip in
saving others from a blasting curse?
You are a patriot. Will you give up a
poor tickling of the palate . an unwaol-
some tinguag o i ine brain, to rescue
your nation from a bli ghting degrada
tion? If you do not help, at least be
ashamed to hinder. Call not those fa
natics who would clear their con
sciences from every taint of so dan
gerous a leaven.
Not long ago there was in a certain
colliery an explosion by which four
hundred miners were suddenly hurled
amid shattered ruins into horrible
death. It was caused by a single
miner who had opened his safety-lamp
to light his pipe. To that pipe of to
bacco were sacrificed four hundred
precious lives of fathers, of husbands
and of sons; and alas! oa the bodies of
net a few of those who perished in
that fiery blast were found duplicate
keys by which, hitherto with impunity,
they had done the same. Alas! my
brethren. England aud Scotland are
such a mine; they are full of the ex
plosive fire-damp of intemperaace. In
all societies it hangs dense around us
in the perilous ar,d pestilential air.
Do not say that there is none of this
flaming peril around you; that jou
may open your safety-lamp and no
harm come of it. It may be so; it may
not be so. You could not, you would
not do it if you were sure that there
was danger; for that as you see at
once would be a deadly selfishness
and an atrocious crime. But you can
not be sure that there is not danger.
Is the gain worth the risk? Is the
transient and animal indulgence wort h
the permanent and eternal peril ? No
harm aiay couie to you; but if harm
comes to others who are reassured by
your example, you, even you, will have
helped to perpetuate a frightful curse,
whose effects, in shattering blast after
shattering blast, shall be flapped in
echoes of ruin and of misery, too late
for penitence, amid generations yet
unborn. The fatal and the fatally
common key of that safety lamp is what
is called "moderate drinking. If in
this particular struggle you would be
patriots, if in this matter you would
show your true love for your brother
men, ding it away. Like the Naza
rites of old, like the children of Jona
dab the son of Rechab, drink neither
wine nor strong drink, so long as by it
you make weak or cause to stumble,
or tempt into ruin and misery, the soul
the priceless soul of a brother; the
soul of your brother for whom Christ
Opium smoking finds little toleration
in Japan. A man was recently sentenced
to ten years' hard labor in Yokohama for
violation of the law against the practice.
Thursday morning last, as, we were
going to press, the sheriff brought word
that Mr. James Patterson's horses had
been stolen during the night, together
with a set of harness. Everyone was
up in arms at once, Sheriff Hyers left
en the train for the west; W.D.Jones,
in a buggy, southwest; Mr. Patterson
and Geo. Leving, due south, down the
river. Speculation was rife all day on
the streets as to where they would find
them, if at all; if they would catch
the thief; if they would bring him
home alive, &c.
All doubt about finding the horses
was set at nst in the evening, by the
return of Patterson aad Leving, with
the stolen animals and harness, which
they found in the bushes near Mr. Er
vin's, in Liberty precinct, this county.
The thief, for the time, escaped. ,
Was a lively day in. Plattsmouth, any
way. In the morning Dr. (?) Warner
had his trial, and just as that was about
closed, Lavinas Patterson, the Ervins
and Joe Van Horn came up, with the
supposed horse thief. At least they
brought an old fellow whom they had
caught in the brush near where the
horses had been tied, who conld giye
no very good account of himself. A
warrant was made out, and boss Mar
shal Murphy took the aged, indigent,
wet and muddy suspected citizen over
to the cast-iron jail, situated oa the
corner of this and that street, Platts
mouth. On searching him, a slung
shet and a good chunk of a knife, and
$4.50 ia money, in money, were found.
He seemed tojbe of German extraction,
about 60 years old, and wet as a rat.
having jumped into the creek in the
morning to escape his pursuers.
Monday noon the prisoner was
brought over to the court house for
preliminary trial. He was dressed
quite respectably, having evidently
washed his jean suit out and get a
clean shirt, he made a very respectable
The trial was opened by Judge Sul
livan, no attorneys appearing on either
James Patterson swore to the theft
of the horses, &c.
P. L. Rowe, saw prisoner at Peter
Clarences door, on Thursday, saw the
tracks of horses, about 9 a. m., half a
mile from Clarence's.
John Clarence and A. Beckman, two
boys sworn; only saw a man run into
the brush Thursday morning, could
not identify him.
Jas. Vanllom, the next witness, was
a little "off," and created a cood deal
of amusement by '-gettin' ahead of his
circumstances," as he called it, every
now and then. 'Lowed he saw the de
fendant about 10 o'clock Friday morn
ing when his hounds and "the gentle
man there before you came out of the
woods together; the only difference be
tween the gentleman there before you
and the hound?, gentlemen, was you
saw him first and the hounds a minute
after," said Joe. Went down to get
Ervin's to help; as we returned saw
an object jump from the road, either a
colt a dog or a man. The object
jumped into the creek off the bank,
feet 7 in. When we got there, found
tracks of feet, and being on horseback
higher than the others, I saw the very
man in that chair, gentlemen, over in
the bushes; said "Good morning" and
he said "Good mornin'." FHere the
witness's circumstances got mixed in
with the tacks in the old man's shoes
and we leave the others to tell the tale.
The prisoner objected to this wit
ness as being under the influence of li
quor. The Judge said he would bear
that in mind, &c. Witness thought he
had hunted coons aad wolves in this
county since he was four years old and
he knew tracks and tacks too. when
he saw them.
Jesse Lrwin sworn, was at his shop
Friday morning. Van Horn came and
said he believed he saw the man that
stole Patterson's horses and wanted
help to arrest him. Did not go him
self but bis brothers aud Trook did
Pretty soon a younger brother rushed
in and said " They've got the old Devil
down by the creek, went down there
and found this man standing oa some
stones in middle of water, said he stay
ed in Plattsmouth, got breakfast out
of the creek.
After he had washed his face and
comod his hair he eaine out and we all
went up by the fence and he sat down
and took off his right shoe and wrung
his sock out and put it on again. It
had one big tack in centre of heel and
two out in light side of heel. The
tracks in the barley and where he
jumped down corresponded with the
shoe. Measured tracks, &c, and hands
measure up to Judge. (Prisoner re
quests that the measure be kept.
Milton Ervin Vanllorn came to
shop, &c, went with him, saw where
he jumped off the bank, five ft. seven
inches. The steps there could be seen
plainly in the mud waded the creek
and found this man, he was squatted
in the bushes when we came he rose
up, said he wanted to go to Neb. City,
said he staid in straw-stack last night
night before in Plattsmouth, said be
was hunting for u railroad on tho riv-
ei bank e asked him how it. came
there were no tracks in the road if he
came down from Plattsmouth, he said
he walked in the grass when asked
how about where the brush was close
to the read, he said " none of your bus
iness," it was a free country and he
could walk where he pleased. Saw
shoe on man that is the shoe he took
off. The track of this shoe and the
tracks where the horses were tied are
the same, also when he tried to water
the horses, the big tack in centre of
right heel shows plain. Witness tells
the same story about breakfast, rfc.j
Mary Clarence a little girl ten years
old said: I gave the man his breakfast;
about 9 o'clock I am sure that is the
man. lie came front that way (mo-
boots on his feet valise large
enough to hold his shoes. Went south
and east through the brush.
Prisoner asks if there was not au
angling road cut in brush? Mary say3
Geo. Trook saw defd't, on Friday,
(tells about Vanhoru coming for them,
Ac.,) he jumped down the bank after
prisoner, tells about his washing, com
ing up taking off right shoo, etc., same
as other wituebses. Says: I saw where
the horses were, and measured the
tracks, they were the same as where he
jumped off. (Hands up measure.)
Prisoner asks when he measured the
tiacks. Witness, "Saturday." They
spar about rain washing them out, and
when over the old man spoke up quick
and sharp, like a lawyer, "That's all."
Silas Patterson caught the horses
and tells the subsequent proceedings
about coming to town with prisoner.
Says John Osier first found the horses.
Patterson followed the horse traoks
from the time they were struck to
where they were tied, and rode up and
untied one horse while some one else
did the other. There were no foot
tracks in the road, and no other men
tracks made where the horses watered.
Miles Morgan swore that the old
man crossed the bridge at his ferry,
between 13 and 3 o'clock, sometime
lue prisoner - waived an examina
tion and defense. Ia answer to Judge
said he came from Black Hills, but
when pressed further about himself,
said he "wasn't giving evidence now."
The Judge held him in 3300 bail and
asked him if he could furnish it. He
said, "shouldn't offer b:til if I had it."
He and the Doctor are having a Du
ett solo over at the jail now.
Herald," with regard to the acci
dent, that occured near Factory ville ;
the so called runaway. In the first
place there was no racing; second, a
mistake in the names.
The hindmost team driven by O. L.
Linch started to drive around by mu
tual consent; when the wagons were
together both teams became frighten
ed and started at a break neck pace,
the leading team driven by F. Gerard
ran over a sideling place upsetting the
wagon ; before the following team could
be checked it ran over these thrown
from the foremost wagon, severely in
juring but not fatally, (as reported)
Miss Belle Gerard, Miss Lulu (not Ella)
Gerard, Albert Gerard, Miss Lot ta Car
roll, Miss Mattie Gerard ; Fielding Har
mon, Willie Carroll, F. Gerard were
slightly hurt. We would suggest that
the reporter would learn names and
ascertain injuries before reporting.
We are glad to make the correction.
The IIeralp knew nothing of the
facts personally of course and had to
rely on others. Ed.
Ordination of Rev. B. F. Diffeabacher.
"" w y-v mm a m
.uenj. r. uinenoacner, lormenv a
business man of Nebraska City but
for over two years a licentiate of the
Lincoln Association of Congregational
Churches, has been serving the Inde
pendent Congregational church of Sar
py centre, since its organization, over
a year ago.
Fully satisfied with his labors the
cuurcn oesirea nis orcunation and in
vited a council of churches. On Wed
nesday the Congregational Churches of
Omaha, Fremont, Wahoo and Louis
ville were represented by ministers
and delegates, also by Rev. H.N. Gates,
ijupt. of missrons for Nebraska.
A council was organized and Bro.
Diffenbacher was examined as to his
conversion, christian experience, evi
dences of his call to the ministry, his
connection therewith, and fitness for
tho work. The council announced the
examination satisfactory and recom
mended his ordination.
In the evening in t!ie presence of
the representatives of the churches
and congregation the ordination ser
vice was concluded. Papillion Times.
Weeping Water High School Notes.
The following is a report of the ex
amination for the month ending June
20th, 1879, of those pupils whoso nver
age standing in all branches pursued
was 85 or above, calculated on a basis
Seward. June 23th, 1879.
Dear Herald: I will try to scribble
a few lines and tell you how the crops
are doing through Seward, Butler, Polk,
Fillmore and Saline Co's, as I pass
through them. Crops look extremely
well, wheat as good as ever I saw in
Nebraska. Farmers think wheat will
average twenty bushels per acre. They
are laying in great store by their corn,
it covers the ground. Quite a storm
passed ever from the North West to
the South East which took some of tho
barns and granaries, one barn which
had just been finished was lifted up
and set down ten feet from its founda
tion. One of the oldest settlers had
bis place cleaned off, it took all his
flour, meat and eatables of every kind,
some of their clothes were found six
inches under the ground, was a night
visitor. There was about seven inch
es of water fell, some hail went through
in streaks, did not do much harm.
Hoppers are flying over, passed over
Fillmore County thick, have been fly
ing for several days, are now over Sew
ard County; very few come down.
ID(fl)ffl9il IFoDirg;!! Ett
Plenty of New Goods,
orar tF&tf&e, we have
Bought am Unusually Marge Stock
IHIsitts & (Daps,,
93 Anna Rone 95
Lilibie Wright yl
86 Nellie Monroe 9G
90 George Farley 95
98 Clara Jolmsoa 95
95 Stella Keod 87
Annie Kose and r iora Joseph were
neither tardy nor absent during the
Visitors daring the montn were.
Superintendent Martindale, Mrs. Aurel
Beech, James Clizbe and M. E. Woods.
A. R. Odell.
Rock Creek School Pienfc.
Saturday, June 28th, 1879.
About 10 o'clock we went to the pic
nic grounds, a nice shady knoll in Mr.
J. B. Holmes field, and found several
persons on the ground. There was quite
a lengthy table, seats and a stage for
the actors we had not been there long
until here came the school, the banner
carried by the Rev. C. Swain from
Mo. The scholars marching in style,
the teacher, Miss Ida Knowlten, from
Omaha, acting the part we used to call
wagon boss on the plains. They
marched around, then mounted the
stage and sang the song "Happy
Greeting." Then we were entertained
by the scholars speaking their little
pieces, with songs at intervals: select
reading by Miss Delila Worl; then
their paper, entitled "Rock Creek Bril
liant," was read, by Miss Belle Patter
son, wnicn gave tne local news in gen
eral and some essays. The most im
portaut part of the paper was a lengthy
sketch of the history of our country
from its discovery up to the present
day. Then the kind old matrons spread
the table with an abundance of eat
ables fit for a king, the teacher and
scholars occupying the lirst table. Af
ter dinner was over, we again heard
from the little singers, that Rock
Creek may "boast of, assisted by Mr. S.
G. Latta; it would have done you good
to have heard the little girls sing,"rhe
Armor Bearer;" they show the good
training they have had from Miss
Knowlton. The next was an oration.
From the speech we supposed that
Nasby of the roads in Kentucky was
among us out on looking up we saw
the smiling countenance of uncle Tho
mas Holmes. He gave us quite a speech
of the Nasby persuasion. About this
time Miss Sallie Rankin came with a
part of her school who assisted in the
singing. There were nve scnoois re
presented there, and all had a general
good time with their peekaboo games.
swinging, &c Air. jonn xougnt iur-
nisned a fine team aad carriage for the
beneGt of the little folks. It was
amusing to see the young ladies and
gents around in pairs, talking politics,
In the cool of the evening we started
for home, leaving a goodly number
heartily enjoying themselves. Zir.
Proceedings of Iit. Lodge, I.O.of U.T.
Bushbuky, Neb, June 23, .9.
Dear Herald: The following is a
condensed report of the proceeding of
the District Lodge held at Mt. Pleas
ant June 20th and 21st:
The Lodge met pursuant to previous
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather the public meeting was de
ferred until Saturday, and nothing but
general business was transacted on the
Second day. Lodge called to order
by D. C. T., M. B. Howard, and the fol
lowing programme taken up:
Opening song, by Star of Hope Lodge ;
Address of Welcome, by Rev. G. A.
Hobson; Response by J. W. Miller;
Song, by Star of Hape Lodge; Decla
mation, by Miss B.ibbington ; Reports
of Ledges; Song, by Frederick Lodge;
Speech, by Rev. Wm. M. Worley; Re
marks, by S. B. Hubson; Closing iong.
bv the audience.
The public meeting then closed, and
the Lodge was called to order and gen
eral business transacted.
The following resolutions were
Resolved, 1st: That this District
Lodge hold a temperance celebration
on the (13th) thirteenth aniversary of
Star of Hope Lodge, No. 8.
Resolved, 2d: That we, as the Dis
trict Lodge, do hereafter unite all
our efforts in this cause, and that we
do hereby pledge ourselves, that we,
as one body, will labor for the law pro
hibiting the makiig selling and using
all liquors either fermented or unfer
mented. Resoleed, 3d: That we as members
of the District Lodge, do pledge our
selves to do all in our power in the
precinct conventions, to nominate teaa
ttaranco men. and that thev shall
be iastructed to do all in their power P) T V A XT T) T7 A N C V CI O O D S
io auvauco vuo cause ui iwiupeiuuce.
Adopted unanimously; after which
John W. Miller,
patQaniiy to show yoni mw
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which we offer our friends and tho public at
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Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard upward
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From 31 1. TleasanU
June 29th, 1879.
-Mr. Editor : "We wish to correct
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