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tPLATTSMOUTU, APRIL 29, 1880.
Call for Republican State Convention.
The Republican elector of the State of Ne
braska are hereby called to send Delegates
from tlie several Counties to meet in State Con
vention at Columbus, en Wednesday, the luth
day of May. 1880, at 7'clock p. m.. for the pur
pose of electing six delegates to the Republi
can National Convention to be held at Chicago,
on the 3d day of Juue next, to nominate candi
dates for President and Vice-President of the
United States ; and to transact such other bu
siness as may properly come before It.
The sevtral Counties are entitled to repres
entation In State Convention as fol.ews. based
upon the vote cast in each county for Hon.
Amasa Cobb for Judge of the Supreme Court,
In 1879, giving one delegate to each 150 votes,
and ene for the fraction of 75 votes, alfo one
aeiegaie at large lor each organized County
Counties. Votes D's Counties. Votes Da
Adams 1437 11 Kearney cos 5
Antelope 335 3 Keith 31 1
Boone. 459 4 Kuox 481 4
Buffalo H'jS 7 Lancaster 2752 10
Burt cm 5 Lincoln 256 3
Butler .-. 72H 6 Madison 4 4
Cass 1355 10 Merrick 781 0
Cedar 171 2 Nance '. i
Cheyenne .. 250 3 Nemaha 1200 9
Clay 2025 1H Nuckolls 44 4
Colfax 6S2 5 Otoe 1453 11
Cuming 632 5 Pawnee W25 8
Custer 83 2 Phelps toil 3
Dakota 279 3 Pierce WJ 9
D;ion 354 3 Platte 633 6
Dixon 378 4 Polk 829 7
Dodge lo7 8 Ked Willow.. .. lye 2
Douglas 2:170 17 itichardsoii 1519 11
Fillmore 12S 10 Saline 1615 12
Franklin tw5 6 Sarpy 47'i 4
Frontier 58 1 Saunders I2tt6 lo
Furnas 626 4 Seward W7 7
Gage 1228 9 Sherman 206 7
Greeley 10:1 2 stautou 152 2
Conner 113 2 Thayer 70t c
Hall 972 7 Valley 330 3
Hamilton 759 6 Washington. .. 117 9
Harlan 744 G Wavne 97 2
Hitchcock 122 2 Webster 11 3 9
Howard 472 4 York 1225 9
Holt 229 3
Jefferson 836 7 Total 373
Johnson .... 8G5 7
It Is recommended first, that no proxies be
admitted 10 the Convention, except uch as are
held by persons reniding in the Counties from
which the proxies are given.
Second, That 110 Delegate shall represent an
absent member of his delegation, unles he be
clothed with authority from the County Con
vention, or is in possession of proxies from re
gularly elected delegate.
By order of the Republican State Central Com
mittee. JAMES W. DAWES. CVu.
JAMF.S DONNELLY. Sec'y.
LiNceLif, Nt.HJ., April 8, laso.
Call for Republican County Convention
The Republican County Convention will meet
at the School Houne at Weeping Water, at. 11
o'clock a. m., Saturday, May 8th. The basis of
representation will be one delegate for every
twelve votes, er major fraction thereof, cast
for Judge Cobb, at the election In Fall of 1879.
Following Is the number of delegates to
which each precinct Is entitled, and the time
and places of holding the primaries, on Satur
dajvMay 1st, 1880 :
1 J5 3. X 00
This Convention is for the jiurpoe of select
ing ten delegates to the Republican State Con
vention at Columbus, ou May 19th, and for the
transaction of such other business as may le
gitimately and regularly come before It.
O. S. Smith. Chairman.
Primaries S.itnrday, read the call
and be prepared.
Republican primaries Saturday,
every true raari turn out.
TnE "Junior" knows Gov. Nance, it
seems, asd has a good idea of him.
S. D. Morrow shipped 35 head of
cattle last week, that had gained 37G
Ix Burt County they elected tw
for Grant and three for Maine and the
County for Grant.
Hold your primaries promptly,
keep cool, don't quarrel and give us a
good set of delegates.
It seems the Covrant has two edi
tors, a "senior and a "junior." Biff
head of steam. Where does Billy Shry
ck eeme in?
It's a great and blessed Gd send
that the people have gotr more sense
than some of the Newspapers on this
Grant Blaine business.
D. 11. WiBEtiR and Jehn Jennings
were ielef ates to the K. of H. at Co
lumbus, and did not go there on poli
tics inclined, as some supposed.
Good square delegates to the Coun
ty Convention and no nonsense. Let
the men speak for themselves when
they get there, that's all we ask.
Dn't hang back from the prima
ries and then growl at the result, come
out and put your spoke in. If you
make a mistake you've done the best
you knew how any way.
Ke on weuld know by reading the
Republican or Xews that there was a
Democratic paper or party in Omaha.
They seem to waste their whele time
fating each ether, and the Herald
has a lay-off. The County will be dem
ocratic this fall.
A small shoeting scrape is reported
at Seuth Bend on Sunday. Peter Dow
ers was shet by "Willett Tottenger, his
son-i-law. The affair grew out of a
faraily quarrel, in which, if reports are
true, the young man was almost justi
fied, nly he eught to have shot high
There are a whele lot of enterpris
ing fellows round in the state who are
satting their pins for Congress. We
just want U live- leng enough to pull
tone of these pins out, and leave tlio
helea open. -Plattsmouth Herald.
And then, Mac, ' wouldn't it be nico
te just slip into one of them hles
yeurself? Brownville Advertiser.
We really never thought of that. "It
is quite a surprise" but if you could
not "send a better man," you know;
but, h pshaw! thU isn't the democrat
ic party. In uur ranks every man is
equally as good as the other fellow, es
pecially the other fellow.
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As To Grant or Blaine, the best men
in this state advise a fair, honest and
capable delegation uninstructed. In
this County we hopaTTie suie will be
done. We are not running any Grant
btern, and there is no Grant ring here
We want the people to decide. Surely,
no paper has said kinder words for
Mr. Ciair. than the IIlkald, as wit
ness our issue of February 12th, in
which appears: .
Blaine is a jrauci man, u liery leader,
a superb tactician, and has shown pa
tience and courage ef a high order in
the late contest in .Maine. He un
doubtedly would make a good Presi
dent. The only question is: Could we
elect him V
If any Blaine paper has said mure in
as many words, we ehould like, to see
it. We deem it our duty to lay the sit
uation honestly before our readers and
to tell them of the real strength of
Gen Grant in the Commonwealth, also
the reasons why he would make us a
strong and acceptable candidate, furth
er than this we do not go because we
think it unwise and foolish to quarrel
among ourselves, and furnish food fer
democrats to flourish on.
. Every good Republican must vote
for the nominee at Chicago, be he
Grant, Blaine, Washburn or Edmnnds,
or vote for a democrat.
There is no choice in this, and our
only care should be to nominate the
best man and whoever the people on a
fair vote choose, is our best man.
Whatever may be doubtful about
the intentien of the authors of our tar
iff laws, they undoubtedly meant to
place on the free lisk all materials us
ed in tlie manufacture of paper. It
happened that pulp of wood, which is
by fur the meat important wlement
in the mannfacture of paper used by
the daily and weekly press of the coun
try, was not specifically and by name
exempted from duty. Under a Treas
ury decisien, wLich held that this verb
al omission was fatal te the free ad
miisien of wood pulp, a few manu
facturers of that article have been
able to impose an exorbitant tax on
the general body of paper-makers, by
wkem it is ef course .shifted on the
eensumers, the newspaper publishers
of t he country, and the burden falls
with special hardship on publishers
eutside ef the great cities we, conse
quently, being impoverished so that a
handfsl of monopolists may grow rich.
Th meat powerful champion of these
monopolists is Representative Gar
field. Were his opposition to the bill
withdrawn, the restoration of wood
palp to the freo list, where it belongs,
weuld be accomplished in a few days.
While his opposition continues, the
monopolists are secure. Can Mr. Gar
field afford to contiue his support of
a most odious and oppressive tax,
whieh brings in no revenue to the
Government, but which interferes very
decidedly with the dissemination of
knowledge among the people?
This has been sent to us for publi
cation. We do not know the facts, but
if true, then Senator Garfield ought to
do and know better.
Tnis is the way the Ashland Times
talks about our new Democratic paper
here. Verilr, there is no fury like a
Greenbacker after a Democrat, when
his back is up.
The Plattsmouth Couraut makes its
appearance, Wentworth A Crites, pub
lishers. These gentlemen issue their
Democratic sheet without apology or
excuse in the wav of a salutatory, but
we know it is Democratic, becau-n in
its first editorial we notice something
about the party that has existed for
"ninety years without a change," and
they might have stated, without one
advanced idea. They issue a neat pa
per typographically, but politically it
will always be a stench in the nostrils
of advanced civilization. Those who,
as the Chicago Times says, never can
learn anvthing, and who believe that
General Jackson and Jesus Christ are
the standing .candidates of the party,
can hug it to their -bosom and say:
"Eurek.i! At last we have found the
gospel truths of Democracy." May
they continue to wave until their party
is consolidated with its twin brother,
the Republican party, to be buried be
neath an avalanche of Greenback votes.
Some Blaine papers have sense,some
haven't. Here's the kind of a Blaine
outfit we do not object to very mucli:
The Pilot is for Blaine for nominee
of the Chicago convention, first, last
and all the time, if it shall appear that
his nomination can be accomplished.
It believes that more than three
fourths of the Republicans of the state
prefer his nomination to any other,
and that the State convention, to as
semble at Columbus next month, will
be so strong for Blaine, as to be almost
unanimous in favor of his nomination
But we doubt the wisdom of instruct
ing for him. A resolution expicssive
of the sentiment of the convention,
would be the better thing. If we elect
good men as delegates to Chicago, we
ought to permit them to exercise some
discretion and judgment in casting the
vote of the State. We are opposed to
instructions in any shape er form.-An
expression f sentiment answers the
some purpose, and looks and sounds
much better. Blair Pilot.
The Court, tnat is, Judge Pound
and Mr. Mullen, short horn reporter
and Lawyer Marquette, etc., etc., all
arrived on Monday and a case small
case you know from R. B. was tried
that evening. Murfiii was in thatcaso
and Lawyer Windham, and the wit
nesses and the principals of course.
How it came out we don't know be
cause our Court House telephone give
out and left us in the dark. Tuesday,
however, they get off in good style and
all the big guns and little guns shot
off their mouths at the Judge as he in
terlined the Docket to eni.
Joshua Murray shipped a very
flie lot of cattle the first of last week2
which wo maant to notice before.-
Among the rest was a steer, not un-
sually fat, and receiving the same
care as the rest, that weighed here
2235 lbs. Another very fine steer weigh
ed 1720 lbs, and the two had taken on.
since Mr. Murray bought lnm, 11S5
pounds. Pretty good ese of corn, that.
We desire te thank Senators Pad
dock and Saunders for valuable public
documents. From Senator S. we got
the Government report on diseases of
swine, etc., which vp-have really read
almost entire; and from Senator P.
"Tlie Memorial Services and Lifo of
Frank Welch," doubly valuable to us
by reason of our persona! knowledge
of and friendship for Mr. Welch.
Odd Fellows' Celebratioa.
The members of Platte Lodge, No. 7
I. O. O. F., with their families and
friends, held a very pleasant and en
tertaining sociable in their hall, last
Monday-evening. It was given in hon
or of the- anniversary of Odd Fellow
ship in tho United Statenr The exer
cises consisted of music and singing
by the members of the Plattsmouth
Glcoclub, a few very interesting re
marks by Chaplain Wright on the ob
jects and character of the order, and a
collation furnished by the popular
restaurateur, Fred Stadelmann. The
singing was excellent, and reflects
great credit on Mr. Marsland.the lead
er, and the other members of the club
Plattsmouth may well be pioud of her
In Meiaoriam of the Death of William
Hall of Prairie Lodge, Xo. 25, )
i. o. o. f.,
Westing Water, Xec, Apr. 24. )
Through the economy of God's Prov
idence our worthy brother, William
Delesdenier, ha3 been called from his
labors below to his reward above. Ho
departed this life on the 17th day of
April, 18S0, and whito we bow in hum
ble submission to the Divine Power,
which doeth all things well, yet we
deeply mourn the Joss, wh'ch we, as a
fraternity, have sustained in his death.
Therefore, bo it
Resolved, Tnat we recognize in Br.
Delesdenier's life a true example of
manhood, which is worthy of our imi
tation. That in all his dealings with
his fellowmcn he ever practiced that
principle, whicli made him gratefui to
his Creator, faithful to his country,
and fraternal to his fellowman.
Resalvd, That In the death of our
brotlier the order has lost a faithful
co-worker, the community an honored
citizen, the wife a kind and faithful
husband, aud the son an indulgent
Resolved, That we hereby tender our
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
family and friends in this their hour
of affliction, hoping that they may
make his life an example, and do their
life's work well.
Resolved, That a copy of the above
resolutions be presented to the widow
of tlie dceied, and that a copy be
sent to Jno. A. MacMurphy, for publi
cation in the Nebraska IIeuald.
M. M. Bctler, )
J. U. Thomas, Com.
F. P. Hull, )
We are pained to hear of the death
ot this old friend, and mo3t willingly
lend our aid to commemorate his vir
tues and deplore his loss.
A 20,000 lire at Glen wood last night
destroying Wilcutt's livery barn, the
City hall, Journal office, and several
(Jraat iu Chicago.
The following are the resolutions
adopted at the monster mass meeting
This' mass meeting of Republican
citizens, assembled in the Common
wealth that gave Abraham Lincoln to
tho nation, and in the city which first
placed his earns at tlie head of tho
party of liberty; gathered in the State
which one year later furnished a hum
ble soldier to the Union cause, and in
tho city which eight years afterward
nominated that soldier as the worthy
successor of the martyred President
1. That wo are is favor of the nom
ination of Ulysses S. Grant for Presi
dent of tho United States.
We believe his nomination to be dic
tated by a sense of prudence, of policy
of safety, and by a patriotic regard for
the recognition and enforcement of
that law of the republic which declares
in effect, that all citizens shall bo pro
tected in the enjoyment of their civil
and political rights. It will bo time
enough to dwell anxiously upon alleg
ed uuwiitten laws of tho nation when
the written statutes are enforced, re
spected and obeyed.
2. That every principle of duty, of
gratitude, and ef local pride requires
that the State of Illinois, which Gen
eral Grant has honored by his citizen
ship, dignified by his stainless charac
ter, exalted by his achievements, and
rendered famous by his valor, shall
speak heartily, positively and unani
mously for him in the National Con
vention. 3. Tho present condition of affairs
demands that personal preferences
should give way to public necessity,
sentimental prejudices to party weal,
individual ambition to tho common
welfare. Grant is the man of victory,
the candidate of success. His life is a
platform; his deeds are a history; his
triumphs the record of the Republican
party. His election will give stability
to the government, conlidence to the
financial and coniineroial interests,
and tranquility to tho whole country.
It will be a step for ward in the plan of
universal peace among nations which
his wise foreign policy has done so
much to strengthen and encourage,
and in this especial respect the en
lightened judgment ef the nineteenth
century in his sponsor, his spokesman,
and his advocate.
4. The nomination of General Grant
is the one boon which the dusky mil
lions f tho South, peering out from
their semi-servitude from their bond
age of body and mind long for, hope
for, pray for. To them the name of
Grant :s the shibboleth of triumph,
the harbinger of justico, tha symbol
and the guarantee of peace. These
humble people wrho, defying persecu
tion, saved, at the peril of their lires,
tho Presidency to the Republican par
ty at the last election, should not plead
to us in vain.
5. This is the soldier's year. Not
the year to enkindle anew the flames
of civil hate, but the year to receive
the fulfillment of the terms upon
which tho veteran army disbanded fif
teen years ago. From every quarter
comes the united demand for obedi
ence lo the laws. The promises of the
vanquished must be kept. Justice
must prevail. Liberty of mind and
deed must be enthroned. The hour,
the necessity, and the man have met.
The turbuleut element of tlie South
will givo way before that hero to
whom it has twice surrendered once
to his invincible prowess, anc aain to
his unqualed magnamity.
With charity for all, with malice to
ward none, speaking as Republicans to
Republicans, and pledging hearty sup
port to the nominees of the National
Cotivertion, but with an abiding con
fidence that General Grant possesses
these qnaliflcations of mind and heart,
that bravery without boasting, that
modesty without hypocrisy, that hon
esty without cant, that high sense of
duty and honor without vaulting or
love of self aggrandizement, which pe
ca'arly fit him to lead the people as a
national candidate, on a national plat
form, to victory and to peace, this mass
mt eling ef Chicago Republicans pledge
t him and- to his friends throughout
the Union, their hearty, sincere, and en
The resolutions were adopted with a
tremendous outburt cf cheers.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Of The First National Bank at Platts
month, In the State of Nebraska,
at the Close cf Bnsiness
. April 23d, 18S0.
Loans anil discounts $14 841 67
Overdrafts 4 513 65
V. H. Bo i Hi twsecure circulation 50 0OO 00
Other stocks, boiids and mortgage. 13 1"J6 67
Iue from approved reserve agent.. 8 014 42
Diirt f nun State Banks and bankers. 55 75
iieal estate, furniture and fixtures.. 8 480 00
Current expenses aud taxes paid 1 939 34
rill of other banKs 4 900 00
Fractional currency (including nick
els) 200 41
Specie (including gold Treasury cer-
tiiiC!.?s) 4 9S6 40
Legal tender notes 8 Ooo 00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treas
urer (5 per cent of circulation
Due from U. S. Treasurer, otherthan
5 per cent, redemption fund
2 2." I 00
1 &00 Of
S 243 328 21
Capital stock paid in 5 60 ooo oe
Surplus fund 10 ooo oo
t'ndivided profits 5 0T4 97
National Bank notes outHtandin?. . . 45 ooo 00
Individual deposits ubiect to
check S3 937 00
Deuiaud certificates of denosit .. 2t 08161
Time certificates of deposit 25 GOfl 10
lJue to other National Bank 3 628 CS
St 243 328 21
Statu op Nebraska, I
County of Cass, f B,
I, A. AV. McLacghlix, Cashier of the abore
named bank, do solemnly swear that the above
viitiemfUL is true to ine uer. ui mv mh iuiiw
and belief. A. W. MCLAUGHLIN',
Subscribed and sworn tobefor me, thf 2tli
day of April, isso.
iY o , Jas. S. Mathews,
J. M. Tattkrhox. )
C. H. Barm elk. V Directors.
A. Y. McLacgulix
CHARLES DE YOUNO SHOT READ.
The Man who Shot at Mayor Kalloch
Killed by Kalloeh's Sou.
San Fbaxcisco, April 23. Charles
De Young, editor of the San Francisco
Chronicle, was shot arid killed at 7Ji
o'clock this evening'by I. M. Kalloch,
iu the office of the Chronicle.
Such was the brief telegram that
reached us in the Sunday's papers. La
ter advicos Chronicle more fully the
result of this f ued. It will be remem-
ed that August 23d, 1879, this Chas.
De Young shot at and almost mortal
ly wounded I. S. Kalloch, fathet of this
boy. Kalloch the elder survived and
by the sympathy of the masses for this
outrage was elected Mayor of San
Francisco, which position he now
holds. DeYoung was indicted fortius
attempt at murder and the trial
would have shortly taken place. De
Young out on bail traveled to the
east and gathered up the record of the
ReY. Isaac, which he was about to uso
during the trial and part of which had
been published in pamphlet form. It
is supposed this so exasperated young
Kalloch that he determined to taKe
the law in his own hand as Young had
done before. From a legal and moral
point of new both shootings were and
are inexcusable, but as a blessing to
California it is scarcely disguised. De
Young ran a vicious malicious paper
always, aud there is no doubt but that
the Kalloch's were first-class demo
gogues. If it wipes out and destroys
the influence of both parties so much
the better for San Francisco.
Gere makes a good point on Xye
when he thinks Douglas county should
stand outside at Columbus, she having
given a democratic majority last fall.
Xye had previously asserted that the
Democratic States south should have
no voice in the Republican Xational
Convention because they have given
a majority of Democratic votes, lately.
Pbof. "Wilber wrote a rain Jotter
to the Journal, and the Very next day
the gentle rain drops camo pattering
down, causing tlie wheat to grow, and
everything that is good for food r
pieasant to the. eye, to spring forth
with renewed vigor. Now, who says
these scientists aren't good for any
thing? Luelia Notes.
Ed. Herald: Is it too early to ord
er camp meetings V
We need rain very much and if it
is not to early, please suggest it to
some of the brethren.
District Xo. 43 is to havo a vory
special school meeting soon.
We hope every Republican will turn
out aud attend the primaries and send
delegates to the County Convention
that represent a majority of the voters.
No dictating in ours, we want to hear
from the people of Nebraska when the
State Convention meets.
We heard rumors to-day that tha
trouble betwen Willett Potlenger, Jr.
and his wife and her people culmina
ted in a shooting affray. Willett's wife
has been stopping with her people for
some time, against his wishes,while he
was forbidden, under penally of death
to visit her. He made up his mind on
Saturday last to go and see his wife,
regardless of the consequence. His
father-in-law met him at the door and
greeted him with a shake of his right
hand against Willett's nose, who in
return embraced father Dowers rath
er chokingly about the throat.
Mrs. Dowers, not liking the way
Wilktt showed his "dacency" for his
father-in law, volunteered to help the
old gent to free himself from the suf
focating embrace of his son-in-law. As
soon as Dowers was free, he made for
a double-barreled shot-gun that stood
near by; but Willett was too quick for
him, got the gun, retreated in good or
der, covering his letreat with the gun,
discharged one barrel at Dowers, who
was following him, hitting him in the
legs, and the other barrel he fired into
the wood pile, grounded arms, and
took a leave of absence for a more
southern clime, where the shot-gun
policy is looked upon with more favor.
Constable Ward was around to-day.
anxiously inquiring after Willett, but
had not found him up lo latest re
ports. Wo give this report as wo heard
it not knowing the facts in the case.
As the letting of mail routes is rood
to take place, we wish some oiie would
interest himself in getting a route
from South Rend to Unadilla. Our
present route from Ashland is a pub
lic nuisance, as every one on the route
who takes a Plattsmouth, Lincoln or
Omaha paper, well knows.
Two tiiisMiillis fo-.ight on the roof
of a St. Louis h'ntsu, ami an excited,
crowd witnessed t!m perilous strug
gle. Finally, onu wu kuo:ke I down
with a hammer, and foil lo tho ground,
receiving fatal injuries.
At Mrv.lrhl sentries exposed to the
'ileiih breath." blowing from tlie
G -nl -i-.i Mountains, aro changed
uVvi- h.tii hour.
Our Temperance Column.
EDITED BT THE WOMAX'g CHBISTIAX TEM
"For God. and Home, anil Native Land."
The Public Library
Is now kept in the office of Will
Wise, and will De open for the loaning
and exchange of books every u ednes
day and Saturday afternoon, from 1 to
3 o clock, and on baturday evenings
from 7 to . 44tf
ow He's Safe.
In the Xational Temperance Advo
cate, for May, 18C9, Rev. Cyrus D. Foss
relates the following touching fact:
"Within the past month there has
died, in his early prime, a minister o
the Gospel, who was first the victim
and at last the conqueroi, of drink
Some years ago, after a severe illness
he 'stimnlated,' by medical advice,
When he had fairly recovered from hi
disease, he found himself in the coil
of a sorpeat. It was the old story
alas I more than 'twice told;' he fell
struggled to rise, stumbled, and fel
agaia. Ho never resigned himself to
his bondage for any considerable
length of time, but shook his chains
and tried hard to break them. He re
solved, and resisted, and prayed, and
then in exhaustion yielded. At lengtl
he went, as the last resort, to an ine
bnate asylum. His high Christian
character secured for him the respect
and esteem of all the inmates and ofli
cers. When, ftfter about a year, his
cure was supposed to be complete, and
he was about to leave, he was desired
to remain as Chaplain of the institu
tion. But his heart; was in the work o
the regular pastoral ministry, and he
accepted a call to a vacant pulpit
When he began his labors there, he
made a full and frank statement of his
infirmity to the congregation. He told
them he felt his weakness, and realiz
d that he was subject to a terrible
temptation, by which he must fall un
less ho was sustained by the grace of
of God and the sympathies and pray
ers of good men.
This announcement and appeal won
for him the heart of the whole com
munity. He became immensely popu
laf, and labored with untiring zea!
for the salvation of the people. God
gave him great success. Tho church
was revived, and in numbers largely
increased. The pastor's labors exceed
ed his strength. He flagged, was tempt
ed to take stimulants. and resisted.
By the help of divine grace and sym
pathy, he stood.
That church enjoyed his services on
ly about a year. Ho sickened and died ;
but he died a hero; fo he conquered
the foe which conquered Alexander
tho Great and by which 'many strong
men have been slaia. At his funeral
hi6 wife seemed composed, and almost
happy, and after it she maintained the
same demeanor. The officiating cler
gyman, wondering at this, and assum
ing that it arose from a kind ef religi
ous ecstacy, which would soon give
place to a corresonding depression, m
quired of her about it. "Oh," said she,
"he's safe! You don't know auy thing
about what we have passed through.
For years he and I have been standing
on the brink of a precipice, trembliug
with apprehension that, at any time,
he might go over. Rut now he s safe.
"Safel" indeed, but what a danger is
that from which death is the only es
cape, and tho grave the only refugel
Woe to that man who, under 'medical
advice,' or any other advice, takes into
his bosom a slimy, gliding, writhing,
biting, stinging adder, which winds it
self around him, hisses its. venom in
his ear, and, when he hurls it from
him and treads it under foot, pursues
its fleeing victim to his death, and
thrusts its forked tongue against the
iron gateway of the sepulchre, until
the loving wife exults to hear the
clanging of death's gloomy doors,
which none but Christ can open, and
the anguish of widowhood is forgotten
in the thought that the loved one is
safe at last."
"Oh, touch not the wine -cup, though pleasures
may sn un
In the bubbles that float around its roseate
For dark in the depths of the vortex below
Are the sirens that lurk in the vortex of woe."
From stitislics of the Scotch her-ring-fisherics,
furnished by a writer in
Chambers' Journal, we may get a par
tial idea of the enormous productive
ness and abundance of that snecics of
fish. During a recent year tlie her
rings taken m bcotch waters and cured
were sufficient to fill 1,000,000 barrels.
each barrel containing an average of
700 fish. This quantity, it must bo ob
served, represented cured fish only,
and onlv thoso which are caught in
Scotland under tho superintendence of
tho Fishery Board. It is pretty cer
tain that as many herrings are cul
tured and offered for snle as fresh fish
and "reds" as are cured for the mar
kets in Scotlaud and offered for sale as
salt herrings ; which gives us tho pro
digious total of fourteen hundred mil
lions withdrawn annually from tho
sea; and even this number, vast as it
is, does not include what are used in
the form of whitebait, or thoso which
ate sold as sprats.
After draining tho sea to such an ex
tent, it might almost bo supposed that
there would be scarcely herrings
enough left to suffice for a breediug-
stoek; but the demands of tmn are a
mere traction ot wh.it are taken out
the shoals. All th-it aro captured as
well as all that are wasted during tho
capture, and destroyed iu the process
of curing, sink into insignificance when
compared with the vastness of the
quantities whicli are devoured by
other enemies of tlie fish. Cod and
ling aro known to prev extensively on
the herring: aud a calculation, based
ou the number of cod an I lisigannual
lv caught under the auspices of tho
Scottish Board of Fisheries (3,500.000
were taken in 1876), assumes that there
is a capiul stock of these-fish in the
Scottish firths and sets of 70,000,000
individuals ; and that each individual
consumes 42J herrings per annum,
which at the rate of two herrings every
div for seven mouths in the vcar shows
a consumption of 2'J,400,000,000 indi
vidual herrings. Nor docs the account
stop at this point. Tho Commis
sioners who recently collected infor
mation ou the Scottish herring-fisheries
assume that in Scotland alone tho
gannet (n sea-bird) annually draws ou
the shoals to tho extent of 1,110,000,
000 herrings! In addition to dogfish,
cod, gannets, and other se t-birds, the
herring has many other enemies ; por
poises, seals, coal-fish, and other pre
daceous fishes are constantly lying iu
wait to fall upon and devour Iheni. A
fcnulo herring, wo know, yields over
30,000 egs; but at tho shoaling-tiino
myriads of thosj eggs are devomel by
a variety .of enemies; b-.si ca whicli
hundreds of thousands of tho egs aro
iiC'.cr touched by tiu fructiiYuig milt
:' the m.Ati fi.li, :iu I so perish iu tho
The Discovery of Gold.
Albert N. Hatch, of Edgeinont, Ph.,
writes the following to tho Philadel
phia Press :
"In looking over my note-book tho
other day, 1 came across something
relating to tho discovery of gold in
California which I thought might in
terest your readers, and therefore send
it for your consideration.- I was upon
tho ground shortly after the discovery,
and was acquainted with the principal
actors. The discovery took place ex
actly thirty-two 3'cars before the iMto
of this paper, and occurred in the fol
lowing manner. Capt. Suter was
building a saw-mill, and ho employed
two or three whiio men as well as a
number of Indians. They had dug a
race to the river and built tho frame
work of the mill. In tho oveuing
they turned the water into the race sa
ns to sluico out tho tail-race. In tho
morning one of the whito men, by tho
name of Jim Marshall, .went down in
to the tail-race iu order to find out
how much dirt had been washed out.
His attention was attracted to somo
r'iining lumps. Not knowing what
they were, he gathered up several of
tnern ana took tnetn to lus tellow-
workmen for their inspection. Ono
ot these mew bad some knowledge ot
metals, and at onco proceeded to test
the nuggets. lie procured some aqua-
iorlts, and alter uml vtng it pronoun-
ced it gold and no mistake. It was
agreed to keep tho discovery a secret,
bat Marshall was to mtorm Capt.
Suter, who was then at his fort, souio
twenty miles distant. Marshall took
several of tho nuggets in a bag and
started on foot to tho fort. Of the in-
terview Ca-pt. Suter gives the follow
ing account: 'Marshall reached my
place about three o'clock in the 'after
noon. Ho seemed greatly agitated.
He asked mo to go into a private room,
as he had something to communicate.
After wo were in the room he asked
me to lock tho door. I felt uneasy.
for the man looked wild. After I had
locked the door he desired mo to placo
something over the key-hole. "Now,
Uaptain, says ne, "do you think any
one can hear us?" He then pulled out
nis bagot precious metal, and, empty
ing it upon tho table, desired me to
examine it, which I did, and pronoun
ced it gold. Marshall immediately
prepared to return. 1 told hun to re
main all night, and that I would go
up with him. I could hot pcrstiado
him to remain. The next morning I
started on horseback, and several miles
on my way I met Marshall coming
out of the bushes, all wet, it having
rained -in the night. Wo traveled
along together until we reached tho
saw-mill, where we found all hands
had quit work and gone to gold-hunt-
Cigars Not Nt'Cvj-ssarily Tobacco.
We are rhul to sco that judicial no
tice has been takeu of tiie fact that
cigars are net nccessaril v "tobacco,"
In an English court a excise prosecution
was heard aqram?t a hawker who waa
charged with soiling tobacco at a fair
without a license. A laborer proved
buying two cigars, for which lie paid
3d., at the defendant s stall, lie after
wards, at tlio request of an oilicer of
Inland-Revenue, went and purchased
another cigar, which defen taut took
from a box on hi3 stall. I or tho de
fense, his counsel said that tho defend
ant was a cripple almost penniless,
and it was strange that tho excise
should lay a trap to-catch him as they
have done; but after the explanation
he should ofler, he thought the Bench
would have no hesitation in dismiss
ing the ease. Tho defendant was
charged with selling tobacco without
having a license. Not a word was
said about cigars iu the act; and ho
submitted tht cigars might and did
consist chiefly of hay and cabbago
leaves, and that, iu fact, they were not
"tobacco" at all. The prosccutiug
counsel replied, but the beuch agreed
with defendant's counsel, and dismiss
ed the case. Central Law Journal.
"SV1T AND HUMOR.
To Bton a man from talkiug Cut
bis said on.
Dent.li mav love a shininsr mark, but
we observe that the bald-headed livo
about as long as anybody.
Soft solder mends many a hole In a
hard pan, and taffy heals many a
wounaeu spirit, it juuiciousiy appiiuu.
The Frenchman who attended a fox
hunt was asked where tho meet came
off. Having been thrown ho replied
that it came off his hands and knees.
When a man utters a barefaced false-
bood, you feel shocked ; but when he
tells another, tho cllect is to pair o'
lies. ... .
A iroie axer. x i&ueriiiuu ;
. i . i 1. 1 a .1 .v..
A T - 1IM 1 . If 1 11
urnoug not uem auiu iu uiiu wiu
north pole. If they can't find it, let
me ax the question, who put it there?"
"Duty stares me in tho face," said
the deacon when the custom-house of
ficers caugbt hira smuggling a dozen
Somebody says that the Czar has as
many lives as a cat. But that remains
to be proved, Thero are four more
chances lor tho cat s reputation.
A Goat browsing on a crreensward
approached a pig-pen, and said to its
occupant, "Why do you stay in that
place, whdn there's such a lovely spot
as this handy?" "The pen is mightier
than the sward," grunted tue pig.
Everything in nature indulges in
amusement. Tho lightning plays, tho
wind whistles, the thunder rolls, the
enow flics, tho waves leap, and the
fields smile. Even the buds shoot and
the rivers run."
Schoolboy with a big apple. An
other boy without any : 0 Bill! givo
us a bite, won't yer " "No, 1 won't."
"Well, then, give me the core." "ll'ml
b'm! I tell you there ain't going to be
Annearauces are deceiving. "We
know of girls that look asangelic,deli
cate, and moderate a3 a dewdrop on a
rosebud, who, when they get 6weetly
settled in the arms of Morpheus, will
snore with an energy that will shake
the button en the outside cellar-door.
Bertie had half a biscuit buttered,
and a whole one unbuffered. He gave
Graoie tho whole ono and kept tho
buttered. A remark being made about
hi3 giving away tho larger piece,
biggerest, and kept the butteresL,"
A Pittsburg man smuggled a set of
false teeth into a parlor where a lot of
ladies were collected, and, pretending
to find it ou the floor, he asked who
owned it, and every woman present
had a different way of twisting her
ins to show her own teeth when she
spoke to say it wa9 not hers.
"This is the healthiest place in
America,' 6aid the landlord of a Ni
agara hotel to tne tourist. "iNooouy
ever dies here." "No," 6aid tho trav
eler, in the tone of a man who was
thoroughly convinced of it, "No, I
reckon not. Nobody would stay here
ong enough to die." iiurlington
Hawkeye. xa--.'-;v .
Fanner Giles : "Be it trew what I
hear, sir, about the Squire a 6endin'
you to college, sir?" Young Squire :
"Yes, Giles, I'm going to Oxford to
read hard." Farmer Giles; "Dear,
dear 6ir! Just as you was himprovin
in your shooting and getting on so well
with your riding ; I call it reglar epi.
; From the Quaker City.
E. J. Campbell, of Philadelphia, un
der date of Oct. 4, 1879, certified to the
wonderful efficacy of Warner's Safe
Pills and Safe Kidney and Liver Cure.
in removing a liver disease accompa-i
nied by chronic constipation and vel-1
low skin. 2tl2
J. K. Cunningham,
AND ORNAMENT Ell.
I'apcr Iliiuiiipr, Iiulsoiiiliil nr,
Graining and blazing,
A specialty. Aire a first class
Piano & Organ Finisher.
.itTW.,uUl sa to the people of riattMiiouth.
that I fully
WARRAXT ALL COXTRACTS.
A share of the patronage is solicited. Orders
will receive prompt attention.
J. E. C V S X I X V, 1 1 A M .
STltElGIIT & MILLED,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !.
NEATL Y DONE en SHOUT NOTICE
2TEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER,
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
"Remember the place, Opposite Henry
Roeek's Furniture .Store, on Lower Main Street,
ST RE I OUT & MILLER.
1 V yards JPfisat
Si 91 1. mt?,i IS .?,, tS.,x B hm
SJlee Kress &ood$
BBest ft all nt oel
IL&clies slaoes good -
1 lbs. wlaite ssigar
lbs. coffee. -orood. -
3 lbs. very best
Straw liaise niesis9 boys
tvg propose to compete with
before buying goods
RED STOKE FOOT
mm t mmmn mmm
"Flae did. BieliaM i
ALWAYS AHEAD !
GREATER UAKGA1NS THAN EVER..
AVe show the largest and best selected fctoek ol"
Hry roods9 Motlosas5 OotliSiagb
Keias5 JFiarBaisIifliBS1 CSoods9
Hoots9 EtoeSj Mitts, (Dsip s5
saisd Millinery &ood&9
This Season in every department. w
"We will BDupIIcsute zml UMs-
by a per cent.
Call at the Philadelphia Store, make your Purchases,
and you will
PIANOS Stool, Covers Boo!. f -lO to $lt0.
Vwwtxslaica Organs. 13 stops, a -ts reeds, -i knee
swells, stuul. book, only f'.i. t7 llurtratwd
Csitah'Kiie Free. Address D inul F. Realty,
VachiiiKton. N. J. 3U
BR:SHT.ATfaA? TJV ,'" "jHtESfBL
Hr, .Tir.:t .iJeNntr M .. r- rvr Rmtk,
THE GQB3PLEYE HOME
Fidlof PltACTiatl, IXFOHjJ.-.TJOV,
The younj IIouM-tcr?. r' CVIDS
HThc xicr!'ttpd IIjMiKMDtr', FTirETTDC
liildr.il. Coni.nr. tr.-iK. l;.l'tl- . l..rli. Montr
K&milj tirtYrrm-ent. 'i'l ft I u l'i . -if ot'-.r tt'(, f-ilf
treated. TrIUbotr to fciui.0 tuO liuioa ULAflli lL
mid II A PI' V.
"A book of m-TJTritlf nl ut IHtyT-111 m-Hom, If vsr.
be found outtfiue cr up.ruou."- ( iruiuji iJcocuic.
MFPflFn in rrrf eltf ,hom P-V Rh PoW
11 l.t U k li in 7l rmrv i ' Young umd IH,
Finn Ppr, Clear Ivr". Henntitul I !t'tin.Spli-n,ii.t I llui
truiiooi, Iiearlu OOO t'ayi . Z j r. .. tll4 rapidly.
Addrerg J. C. McCt'HK V db CO., Chicago. 111.
INFALLIBLY I l-i:i:i with txi .-plum ot me
dicine in two or three hours. For particular,
address, with stamp, II. IM.tt. ilOi(.Y, No. 4
St. Maiik'h Vi.avv., New Voint.
ON 30 DAYS TRIAL
We will send our Ei.kctko- Voltaic Rm.t
uud oilier Electric appliances upon trial for JO
days to tho.se nitlciiii from .Nervous Debility,
Klieiim.'tl ism. l'aialxMS or any diseases of tlio
Liver or Kidneys, aiid many l lier disease. A
xurr cxirr uirnnt,4 tl i,r no ;('. Addre. VOL
1'All' liELT Co.. Marxbali. Micliiu.-tn.
A. L. MARSHALL,
drugs astftd&c&if tuts
Chemicals, Dye Stuffs, Toiht Articles,
cfc, dV'., dc
1). sl. Ferry's (iarden Seeds
XEWSPAPEKS, PERIODICALS. ROOKS,
and a large and well-selected aortniiit of
Confectionery. Xuts. Cigars and Tobaccos.
plow shoes 1 3 O
Chicago. Give us a show
at another - place.
OF MAIN STREET.
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