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VOLUME XVI. v
J. P. YuDJta, at tho Toet-OfflM Kw Depo
KTV., FTC, ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
fcW :zet, ready made and sold cheap for cash.
31 Y FINE HEARSE
I - NOW HEADY FOR SERVICE.
Willi itj:iijy thanks for past patronage. I
In:-.;- !l to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
12 i. f'I RTI'SK AXI C'OVFIXH
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Healer in
8J Til LKS,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
enly place in town where "Turley's pat
tut self adjustable horse collarsare soltl.'"
PFWrOY roi B ALDNESS
MTon ii0wtlliire0i. uar
v j . n.w icrowuiui liiur. witaien or usi.c.o.
lj -ml:, pr.-dno.rl
lumu e Co., 2 ClmUn 2?!ioc, f ew fork.
"filrl'lVnr:-: ' r
p. (i- :.ot i... . :
tv. ''.-mi uu core er
4Tor P.lf.-r- VirMi
c: : f s f outinuMI
Irom the lirr ai."
eun.r!aiuL9 of r II
Lini'ii ticriK r.t .T
cured by liopli.ucia. '
Tier Con CT Is
tie it-v.t, -...
fca J beet. Aak taL! u re au
The lror Fab fnr
J'.iui:t-J9. I auperia?
t-" all ol):. Cllrr-i
hy borvtiuci. Ao
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rr. ! : .-..'. . . a
' R r r stooinri. r1rc
and lrrtjtiLl cui
Iwr d.-unirnticH, i.: a
of opiTitn, toodcco&ikd
JU1 ahoro arM fcv
kooaavHir, K. a.
f4ff j:;'... Irralar.
A vcMtnblc nrponratlun r.nd the unlv uin
hi iiuisi, ana AlAi 14dty, l,ivrr aca
C,5Tpt1 m.Milais of the UIi;hfst order in j.ro f
of thene ruiiemeuis.
"For the runt of m.-kljotfn, luil for War
nr'a Hixtc Iiicl4'r 4ir-.
ffForthe enre f ilri-ht'a an4 the othnr
Uas-s. cail f:r Hatrnvr'a tinlv lildnvjr
and Liver Cure
E s u re is e in e
jTOT.rJ!fl nntl Deale rs
i-ji in .'leaicinc
' '" n T:-'TrrtV ami I'Klimoniali.
l..n ii-n Id 00!M(tllit
; r ovir iwt'ntv years
-in-' ! lo- t i-roi'arutlon
-v.- iiiv .t. :l for nKSTOU
I.Nt": iiriAY HA IK TO ITS
VOl'THFIX COLOIt AXI
It auppiira the natural
i fa.'l r.;t -volar to the lialr
; j:-tt. Ji .vidiout staining the
vu-.i. It will increase and
: t:.: -.;.i growth of the
, prevent it blanching:
iaiiins off, and tbua
) It currn IUhlns. Erap-
! fi.i.n oiid Dandruir. A a
j II -.Tll KliESSING it 18 very
I .K-.rl.'..-. giving: Ihe lialr a
! Mtftness -which all
j .;irr. it kct-pg the head
iI -jo, sweet and healthy.
cine. ;: 'vv:-;.-,
mi:i ranere the beard to a BROWN or
I5I.ACK at discretion. Being in one
preparation It is easily applied, and
produces a permanent color that will
not wsiih off.
Rs P. HALL & CO., NASHUA, tU.
Sold by tit Dealer In Medicine.
ru-- ".,.-. jjzl
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KAY H HPF.CIFIC 3IEUICIXK.
TRADE MARK The C.reat Kn-TRADC MARK
lisli rteiiieuy ;
An unf a i 1 i 11 k
cure for Semi
1 111 potency.
and all diseas
es that folio
as k St:r)uwnce'
of Self Abuse :
BEFORE TAKINS. as Loss of AFTER TAKII8.
Memory, Universal lassitude. Pais In the back
iJlmnrsMof Vision, Premature Old Age, and
many other diseases that lead to Insanity or
Consumption, and a Premature tJrave.
tr-FuIl particulars in our pamphlet, which
we desire to send free by mail to every one.
CiyThe Specifr; Medicine is fold by all druj;
gints at $ I per package, or six package or $5,
or ill he sent free by mail on receipt of the
money, by addrcsMnif
THK OKAY MEDICINE CO.,
Mechanics Bi-ock, Detroit. Mich.
t"Sold in Plattsiiioutl) and everywhere, by
Or ar.T othpr kivl, yo'l c.n S! yvxtrvrlf with oni
j'3fir-iiie f that it Kill cut Mlrttrr thaa
W-lTdr. TU tcth will all rpiriRin of nfml .iza arid
liiLijiv. Hrnt ftrm n reerijrt mf 09. SO to any
p-.lt f'f thw I ulti.-d htalr. 1 1 luAU ld Circular.yt.
fjnntl A ffnt ivaiitit In rvr-rn rountti a nd
ft It. AtiUtm ii. Mi U1H. 4e Mi Hit., Am Ojc
o VS e hare JjnndrcN of lettera from mea Tiniog
our Machine who j lUrr would uc.t Vr ( -r it.
I I I If H I the best base burn
ill I I V I .il er for hard coal. 14
M I I I I II If. styles and sizes, with
-" "mora patent Improve
ments than anyotlier stoves. Ask your deal
er for them, or send for free illustrated cir
cular. C:.i.-' ,n & Erio Stove Co. (Limited),
" 171 & 173 Lake St., Chicago.
WIRTS & SCHOILE,
NO. 2i WABABH AVENCK. CHICAGO, ILL.
Fine, Medium, and Common
fLl.USTRATED CATAI.OtilTE nnd oriro
list of over 600 new designs MA11-KJJ FUEii
apon applicatiun. Hoiui fur it.)
GEORGE A. CLARK,
The BEST and JIC8T POPUlVAn
KewinK Thrsail of Slodern Times.
DEWABE OF IMITATIONS.
For salej bv E. (J. Dovey & Son, Solomon A
Nathan, Wmllerold, V. II. Baker & Co.. L.
Kaliskv & Son.
MONTH! A3S1TT3 WASTEBI
BnI twlilaa trtlcln la th World i a nm.
Jr- a"S fa 1 1 ' 5 sIH kriMe, i. th WirM i a Mm.
S W W pie
free. AdJ A t B R 0 U S 0 N , S Nit, kui
II All I LU make Duckec Pil. Ointment, Warraated to
ltl fiiu. AiUr.w with Itaaip, Dr. J.N. Tibl.r. St. LaaM. Ma.
will be mailed, with IKSIFFLATOR
tall complete, for Sl.su. Adure.sDr. C
li. is K. iadison sc.. cniMKOL
ill., wbo was curt'd bvUnlne vea aco.
Miontandi curea aince. If afraid uf
ng humbnzKfd. name this uaier. and
e:ia ten cents to par printing and poKsee
or Iloolc of fall Information, tmtnio.
lulsls. etc. fun will never resretlc.
H ! ! - ijever discovered. a it 1 certain in its
is a - llnKf MttcrPKSm Krm.nr
JcHects and does not blister.
RKAI) PUOOF I1ILOW.
From Rev. P. 1. Granger,
Prep idmg Elder of the Kt. Alban's District.
St. At.iiixb Vt .Tiin ontl, icn
Dr It .T Kotiilnil X i Cftnt, . I,, .uhi.r '
' ........ w . .r., .. Hi.. . ,u 11 1 ' w
your letter I will say that my experience with.
j tovy indeed. Three or four years ago I procur-
mniir n jour nielli. jnu wiiii it curea a
nurse oi lameness caused ly a spavin. Last
j season my horse became very lame, and I tum-
tu mill iiiil inr :i it-wr wL'u n-iioit iw iAft.im.
better ; but when I put him on the load he xot
w.iit-, kuhi tiiseovereu I mil a liiiK-ooiie was
liMining. 1 procured a bottle of Kendall's
Sll.'IVItl t'lll-e .mtl u-tfh lii.a tl.on o Iwittl.,
I . ...... ...... i . - .ill.'' I, L 1 11 VUlC-.t
...in ho that lie is iot l;uue, neither can the
uuuca ue nun.i.
L'fmi(pt f 1 v V in i'B T J f a v.-. f
Price SI per bottle, or six bottles for .", All
druggist" have it or can get it for you, or it will
e sent to anv auuret-g on receipt ot price oy
the proprietors, li. J. KENDALL Jfc C..
I'.niourgu runs. ermout.
C. F. Coodman, A't Omaha, Neb.
BAKD rNSTllTJMnrT CATALOGUE.
pos9( Drucx Major' hurfTs
I.mjsr". rtAndi, wri Out
fit remains p&cri of
infrmattnn for musicians.
LYON M HSaLV, 107 Sttvt t Chicaio. 10.
Hardware, Cutlery, Kails,
Iron, Wagon Stock,
STOVES and TIN-WARE,
I to n, Wood Stock, Pumps,
FIELD & GARDEN SEEDS, ROPE,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET
IRON WORK, Kept in Stock.
Making and Repairing,
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work Warranted.
Successors to A. Schlegel & Bro.,1
And dealers In
SMOKERS' FANCY ARTICLES, SMOKING
Special BRANDS and sizes of CIGARS made to
order, and satisfaction guaranteed. Cigar
clippings sold for smoking tobacco.
Main Street, one door west of J. S. Duke'e store
PLATTSiaTjTjTH. KEB. Iiu3
T ft" it ' i
iK. J. Xj. MeCItKA.
HOMOtrATHIO PHYSICIAN, al Factory
ville, Cass county, Nebra-ska. 81Iy
T. B. WlliSOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Practices In Saun
ders and Cass Ceunties. Ashland. Nebraska.
It. It. IVI XUIIAM.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Plattsmouth.Neb. Of
fice Front Koom over Chapman & Smith's
31. A. HAltTIUAV
ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR. Will Prac
tice In the State and Federal Courts. Resi
dence. Plattsmouth. Nebraska. tliy
It, K. LIVlStiSTOSr. M. Jr
VHTSICIAM & 8CRGEOX, .
OFFICE TIOUUS, front 19 a. m.. t l(i. ni.
Examining Swrjceon for U. S. Pension.
It It. W. II . H C II I L. I li .t. KC 1 IT.
PRACTISING PHYSICIAN, residence on
Chleaeo Avenue, Plattsmouth. Nebisa-ka.
Office lu C. E. Wescott'a Clothing Store. 4-'ly
J. II. HALIi. M. I.
PHYSICIAN A"D SUKGEOX.
OFFICE with Dr. Llvitifrston Stiuth Side of
Main Street, between 6th and 7lh streets V ill
attend calls promptly. sOyl
WILL H. 1VIMK.
COLLECTION'S .-4 SSECMLTT.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real Estate. Fire In
surance and Collection Agency. Office In Fitz
gerald's block, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. 22m 3
.KO. H. S3IITI1.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention Kiven to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
Office on 2d floor over Post Office. Plattsmouth,
U. II. WIIEKLEK A CO.
LAW OFFICE, Real Estate, Fire and Life In
surance Agents. Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Uuy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans, tie. isyl
NOTARY PUBLIC. Will attend to buying
and selling lands, examining titles, making
deeds, paying taxes and collecting debts. Will
also attend to law suits before a Justice of the
47tf FACTORYV1LLE, CAS3 CO. NEB.
JAMES E. MORRISO.V, W. L. BKOWNE.
ORRlKO. a BKOWXI,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Counties ; gives special attention
to collection and abstracts of title. Office in
Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
HAM. M. CIIAP3IA5I,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Office in Fitzger
19yl PLATTSMOUTH, KEB.
Office on Main Street over Solomon & Na
than's Store. 341 y
. PLATTSMOUTH. NEB.
C. HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Meal A Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
Place of business on Main St., between 4th
and 5th streets. Shampooing, Shaving, chil
dren's hair cutting, etc. etc. 19Iy
FRED. D. LEH Nil OFF,
Morning Dew Saloon !
South-east corner Ma:n aad Sixth Streets.
Keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
33in9 Constantly on Hand.
W. C. Bbowk. Edwin-E. Brown
Edwix IL Price.
proton sprite Co.,
Commission Merchants in
Room 81, New Exchange Building,
Union (Stock Yard), - - Chicago.
REFER BY PERMISSION' TO
E. S. SricKXEY, President Union Stock Yards
.National Bank. Chicago. Win 4
Repairer of Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw and Grist Millt
"AS AKI STKAM FITT.-w'iS,
f rough t Iron Pipe. Force and Lift Plpes.Steam
Oaues. Safetv-V'alve Governors. and all
Kiuiisoi ijrass r.nginc 1'ittings.
repaired on short notive.
D. C. Wagner, G, E. Bensley, J. It. Bensley.
BENSLEY, WAGNER & BENSLEY,
Office, 66 Exchange Building.
UNION STOCK YARDS, - - CHICAGO.
We refer by permission to the First Nation
al Bank, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
H. K. SMITH.
General Western Agent, headquarters at
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
TOOTLE, HAXXA Sl CLARK
E.G. Dovey ..
A. W. MCLAUGHLIN...
lex ii O Kouhsi
This Bank is now onen for business at their
new room. corner Main and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
ttsetts. Beads. Gold, Geverament and Lessl
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest Allott
ed on Tim? Certificates.
Available in any part of the United States aud
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
ACKXTS tOIt THE
nman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
PURCHASE TICKETS FROM US
Through to Plattsmouth.
A. S. PADDOCK. V. S. Senator, Beatrlee.
ALVIN SAUNDERS. U. Senator, Omaha.
E. K. VALENTINE, Represeutat'e. West Point.
ALBINUS NANCE. Governor, Lincoln.
S. J. ALEXANDER, Secretary of State.
F. W. LEI DTKE, Auditor. Lincoln.
G. M. BARTLETT, Treasurer, Lincoln.
S. R. THOMPSON. Sttpt. Public Instruction.
F. M. DAVIS. Land Commissioner.
C. .1. D1LWORTH. Attorney General.
REV. C. C. HARRIS. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
DR. H. P. MATTHEWSON, Supt. Hospital for
3. MAXWELL. Chief Justice. Fremont. ,
GEO. B. LAKE. Omaha.
AMASA COBB, Uucoln. .
Second Judicial Hirrie
ft. B. POUND, Judge. Lincoln.
J. C. WATSON, Prosecuting-Att'y, Neb. City.
W. C SHOW ALTER. Clerk District Court,
Court Cr 2ireeery.
A. N. SULLIVAN, County Judge.
J. D. TUTT. County Clerk.
J. M. PATTERSON. County Treasurer.
11. W. It YERS. Sheriff.
G. W. FA1 RFI ELD. Surveyor.
P. P. G ASS, Coroner.
JAMES CRAWFORD. South Bend Precinct.
SAM'L RICHARDSON. Alt. Pleasant Precinct.
ISAAC WILES, Plattsmouth Precinct.
City tire-:torr. " -
J. W. JOHNSON, Mayor.
J. M. PATTERSON, Treasurer.
J. D. SIMPSON. City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN, Police Judge.
P. B. MURPHY. Chief of Police.
F. E. WHITE, Chief of File Dept.
lt Ward F. C.ORDER. C H. PARMELE.
2d Ward G W. FAIRFIELD, J. V. WECK-
3d Ward-D. MILLER. THOS. POLLOCK.
4th Ward P. McCALLAN. K. S. SHARP.
yimaterJXO. W. MARSHALL.
B. & M. R. KTime Table.
Taking Effect April 11. 1880.
FOR OMAHA FROM PLATTSMOUTH.
leaves 8 hxi a. m. Arrives 10 :05 a. m.
3 : p. m. " 6 :00 p. ni.
FROM OMAHA FOR PLATTSMOUTH.
Leaves 9 :00 a. m. Arrives IB :10 a. m.
" C :30 p. in. ' 8 :15 p. in.
FOR THE WEST.
Leaves Plattsmouth 9 :30 a. in. Arrives Lin
coln, 12 -15 p. m. ; Anives Kearney, 7: 40 p. m.
Freight leaves at 10 -.30 a. m. and at 7 :15 p. n.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 :35 p. m. and 12 :20 a. n.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney. S :00 a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
1 .05 p. in. Arrives Plattsmouth. 4 :23 p. m
Freight leaves Lincoln at It :15 a. m. and 4 :00
a. m. Arrives at Plattsmouth at 4 ;40 p. m. and
ti -.50 a. in.
Express, 6 :on a. m.
Pttssenger. (train each dy) 4 :25 p. m., except
Saturday. Every third Saturday a train con
nects at the usual time.
R. V. R. R. Time Table
Tahina Effect Sunday, April 11, 1880.
IN A VALE.
6 . 00
ARRIVAL AXU DEPAllTl'KE OP
EASTERN, NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN.
I Depart. East.. 4 :00 pin
Arrive 9 :. 10 am I CBaKC North! -.00 pin
' 7: 30 pm " South 6 : 00 am
I C B & Q East C : 00 am
OMAHA, VIA II. & M. IN NEB.
Arrive 10 : 30 am Depart 3 : 10 pm
WESTERN, VIA B. & M. IN NEB.
Arrive 4 : 15 pm Depart 9:30 am
Arrive 11 :00 am Depart 1 :00 pm
ROCK BLUFFS AND UNION MILLS.
Arrive li :00 am Depart 1 :C0pm
J. W. MA Its HALL. P. M.
IS A CERTAIN REMEDY FOR
CONGESTION OF THE LUNGS, Ac.
COMPOUND STROP OF HYPOPHOSPHITES
Speedily and permanently cures :
Cenoestinn of the Lungs, Bronchitis, Consump
tion, iVrrrotis Prostration, Shorties of Breath,
Palpitation of the Heart, Trembling of the hands
and Limhx, Physical and Mental Th:piesion,
Loss of A pietite. Loss of Energy, Los of Mem
ory, it will rapidly improve the weakened
functions and organs of the body, which de
pend for health upon voluntary, semi-voluntary,
and involuntary nervous action.
It acts with vigor, gentleness and subtlety,
owing to the exquisite harmony of its ingredi
ents, akin to pure blood Itself. Its taete pleas
ant, and its effects permanent.
r T.-i .i v.- v TJ
MR. James I. Fellows, Chemist. St. John. "
Dear Mr : Having used your Compound Syr
up ot Uypophosphites for some tune in my
Firactice, I have no hesitxtion in recommend -ug
it to my patients who are suffering from
general debility, or any disease of the liiDgs,
Knowing that, even in eases utterly hopeless,
it affords relief.
I am, sir, yours truly, II. G. Addy, M. D.
Sold by aSl Druggists. $1.50 per Bottle.
- . . . .
- V.-l :?a
Fortify the System
And you are armed against disease. The finest
tonic xor tins purpose is iiostetier s stomach
Bitters, which renders digestion easy and com
plete, counteracts biliousness, aud keeps the
Dowels in order, and so genial and beneficent,
are it effects, that not only is the body invlg-
oraiea ana reguiaiea oy u use, out aee pond
encv banished from the mind.
For salo by all tixuslau auddealen gt?oer-
The Cider Mill.
BY JOHN a. W1IITTIKB.
tTnder the blue New England skies, -Flooded
with sunshine a valley lies.
The mountains clasp it warm and sweet.
Like a sunny child to their rocky feet. " ,
Three prarly lakes and a hundred atreams
Lie oa its quiet heart of dreams.
Its meadows are the greenest ever seen,
Its harvest fields have. the brightest sheen;
Through its trees the softest sunlight shakes,
And the w hitest llllics gem its lakes.
I love, oh, better than words can tell.
Its every nook and grove and dell;
But most I lovethe gorge where the rill
Comes down by the old brown cider milL
Above the clear springs gurgle out
And the upper meadows wind about.
Then join, and nnrtei willows flow
'Round knolls where blue beach whip-stock
To rct in a shaded pool that keeps
The oak tree clasped in its crystal deeps.
Sheer twenty feet the water falls
Down from the old dam's broken walls.
Spatters the knobby boulders gray.
And, la::ghing dies in the shade away,
L'nuOr r:at rocks, through trout pools still.
With many a tumble dcyn..9 J "RL
All tho way down the nut trees grow.
And squirrels hide above and below.
Acnrns, beechnuts, chestnuts there
Drop all the fall through the hazy air;
And burrs roll down with curled-np leaves,
In the mellow light of harvest eves.
Forever there the still old trees
Drink a wine of peace that has no lees.
By the roadside stands the cider mill.
Where a lowland slumber waits the rill;
A great brown building, two stories high.
On the western hill-face warm and dry;
And odorous piles of apples there
Fill with incense the golden air;
And heaps of po nace, mixed with straw.
To their amber sweets the late flies draw.
The cartsback up to the upper door.
And spill their treasures in on the floor.
Down through the toothed wheels they ge
To the wide, deep cider press below.
And the screws are turned by slow degrees,
Down on the straw-laid cider cheese;
And with each turn a fuller stream
Bursts from beneath the groaning beam.
An amber stream the gods might sip.
And fear no morrow's parched Up:
But wherefore gods? Those idle toys
.Were soulless to real New England hoys.
What classic goblet ever felt
Such thrilling touches through it melt.
As throb electric along a straw
When the boyish lips the cider draw?
The years are heavy with weary sounds,
AnJt heir discords life's sweets muic drowns;
But yet I hear, ohl sweet, oh! sweet,
Tho rl 1 that bathed my bare, brown feet;
And yet the eider drip and falls
On my inward ear at intervals;
And I list at times in a sad, sweet dream.
To the babbling of that little slreara;
And I sit in a vUiotied autumn still,
In the sunny door of tho cider milL
A MAX OF N Ell YE.
"While Murat was In IailrM,ho was
anxious to coiniiuiuici'.e with Jnnot
in Porni'nl ; but all the roruls to Lis
bon sv;iniicd with guerrilla, and
willi the troops composing Castanos'
!Mu rat mentioned his embarrassment
to Baron Stro ,onoff, tho llussiau am
bassador to Spain.
Kui:i,it is well known, was at that
time not only the ally, but the friend
of France. M. de Strogonoff told Ma
rat that it was the easiest thin in the
world. "The Russian. Admiral Sini
avin," said he, "is in the port at Lis
bon ; give nie the most intelligent of
your Polish lancers; I will dress him
up in a Russian uniform, aud entrust
him with the dispatches for the admi
ral all will go well, even if he should
be taken prisoner a dozen times be
tween this and Lisbon, for the insur
gent army is so anxious to obtain our
neutrality that it will be careful not
to furnish a pretext for rupture."
Murat was delirhtcd with this in
genious scheme. II'! asked Kmisinki,
the commander of the lancers, to find
him a bravo and intelligent youn
man. Two d i ys afterward the com
mandant brought the Prince a yonn
man of his corps, for whom he pledged
his life; his name was Leckinski, and
he was but 18 years old.
Murat was moved lo sec so young a
mm court so imminent a d inger, for,
if he we ro delected, hi doom was
ecaled. Murat could not help remark
ing to the Pole tho rik he was about
to run. The youth smiled. "Let your
imperial highness give me instruc
tions," answered he, respectfully, "and
I will give a good account ot the nus
6ion I have been honored with. I
thank hi3 highness for having chosen
nie frpm my comrades, for all of them
ii i i .i.:, t
wouiu nave coui iuii uusuismivuuii.
The Prince arirnel favorably from
the voun? man's modest resolution.
Thc'Russiau Ambassador gave him his
dispatches, he put on a Russian uni
form and set out lor l'orlugai.
The first two days uasse I over qui
etly, but on the afternoon of the third.
Leckinski was surrounded by a body
of Spaniards, who disarmed him. and
dragged him before the commanding
officer. Luckily for-the gallant youth
it was Uastauos himself.
Leckinski was aware that he was
lost if he were discovered to be a
Frenchman, consequently, he determ
ined on the instant not "to let a single
word of French escape him, and to
speak Russian and German which he
did with equal fluency. The cries of
rage of his captors announced the faie
which awaited him, aud the horrible
murder of Gen. Rone, who had perish
ed in the most dreadful tortures but a
few weeks before as. he was going to
join Junot, was sufficient to freeze the
"Who are you?" said Castanos, in
French, which language he spoke per
fectly well, having been educated iu
Leckinski looked at the questioner,
made a sign, aixl answered iu German :
"I do not lllder6ialld.,
Castanos spoke German, but ho did
not wish to appear personally in the
mailer mid summoned one of the ofil
cers of his 6lafl", who went on with
the examination. The young Pole
answered in Russian or German, but
never let a single syllable of French
escape him. Ilo might, however, ea
sily hare forgotten himself, surround
ed as he was by a crowd eager for his
blood, and who waited with savage
impatience to have lum declared guil
ty, that he was a Frenchman, to fall
upon him and to inur.lcr him.
But their fury was raised to u height
which the General himself could not
coutrol, by an accident which seemed
to tut off 'the tmhrfpyy isrtir ffom
every hope of escape. One of Casta
nos' nid-de-cainps, ouc of the fanatical
patriots, who were so iimuurousin this
war, who from the first had denounced
Leckinski as a French spy, burst into
the room dragging with him a man
wearing tho brown jacket, tall hat, and
red plume of a Spanish peasant.
. The ofH-.'cr confronted him with' the
Pole, end said :
.Look at this man and then say if it
is true that he is a German or Russian.
He is a spy, I swear by my soul."
The peasant, meanwhile was eyeing
the prisoner closely. Presently his
dark eyes lighted up with the tiro of
"Es Frances," (he. is a Frenchman,),
exclaimed he, clapping, his hands.
And he stated that, having been in Ma
drid, a few weeks before, he had beets
put iua requisition to carry torage to
the French barrack ; .and, said he, "I
was near him an hour, and recollect
him. When we caught bin., I told my
comrade, this is the French officer I
delivcred my forage to. . , '.
This was correct Castanos proba
bly discerned the true state of the
case, but ho was a generous foe. "He
proposed to let him pursue his jour
ney, for Leckinski still insisted lie
was a Russian, and he could not be
made to understand a word of French.
ut the moment he ventured a hint of
thatTrrMiJ. a thousand threatening
voices werersTirNaSii4 him: aud e
saw that clemency wairrrtJ-i22ih'e .
"Rut cniil lio "urt 11 'vnn t7rtiJ"lSK
a quarrel with Russia, whose neutral
Ity we are so anxiously asking for."
"No," said the officer, "but let us try
Leckinski understood all, for he was
acquainted with Spanish. He was re
moved and thrown into a room wor
thy to have been ono of the dungeons
of the inquisitions in its worst days.
"When the Spaniards took him pris
oner he had eaten nothing 6ince the
previous evening, and when his dun
geon door was closed upon him he had
fasted for eighteen hours, no wonder,
then, what with exhaustion, fatigue,
anxiety, and the agony of his dread
ful situation, that the unhappy pris
oner fell almost senseless on his hard
couch. Night soon closed in and left
him to realize in his gloom, the full
horror of his hopeless situation. He
was brave, of course ; but to die at 18
so suddenly! But youth and fatigue
finally yielded to thcannroach of sleem
and he was soon buried in profound
He slept perhaps two hours, when ,
the door of nis dungeon opened slow
ly, and some one entered with cap
tious steps, hiding with his hands the
light of a lamp ; the visitor bent over
the prisoner's couch, the .hand that
shaded the lamp touched him on the
shoulder, and ' a sweet and silvery
voice a woman's voice asked him :
"Do you want to eat?"
The young Pole, awakened suddeuly
by the glare cf the lamp, by the touch
and the words of the. female, rose up
on his couch, and,' with ins eyes only
half-open, said, in German, "Vhat do
"uive me man sometmng to eat at
once," said Castanos, when he heard
the result of the first experiment,
"and let him go. He is not a French
man. How could he have been so far
master of himself? Tho thing is im
possible." But though Leckinski was supplied
with food he was detained a prisoner.
The next morning he was taken to a
spot where he could see the mutilated
corpse of the Frenchman, who had
been cruelly massacred by the peasant
ry of Truxillo, and he was threatened
with the same death. But the noble
youth had promised not to fail, and
not a word, not an accent, not a ges
ture or look betrayed him.
Leckinski, when taken back to the
prison, hailed it with a sort of joy.
For twelve hours he had nothing but
gibbets and death, in its most horrid
lorms, before his eyes, exhibited to
him by men with the looks and the
passions of demons. He slept, howev
er, after the harrassing excitement of
the day, aud soundly, too ; when, in
the midst of his deep and death-like
slumbers, the door opened gently, and
some one drew near his couch, and the
same voice whispered in his ear :
."Arise aud come-with me. YVe
wish to save your life. Your horse is
And the brave young man hastily
wakened by the words, "we wish to
save your life, come, answered still
in German, 44 What do yon want?"
Castanos, when he heard this exper
iment and its result, said that the
Russian was a noble young man ; he-
saw the true state of the case.
The next morning early four men
came to take him before a sort of
court-martial, composed of Castanos'
staff. - During the walk they uttered
most horrible threats against him, but
true to his determination, he pre tend
ed not to understand them.
When he came before his judges, ho
6eemed to gather what was going ou
from the arrangement of the tribunal,
and not from what he heard said
around him, and he asked in Geiroan
where his interpreter was. He was
sent for, and the examination com
menced. It turned first upon the motive of
J,is journey from Madrid to Lisbon.
He answered by showing his dispatch-,
es of Admiral S'niavan and his pass
port. Spile of the presence and vehe
ment assert iou of the peasant, he in
sisted in the same siory. and he did
not contradict himself once.
"Ask him," said the presiding offi
cer, at last, "if he loves the Spaniards,
asjie is not a Frenchman."
, The interpreter nut the question.
"Cer ainly," said Leckinski, "I like
the Spaniard nition; I esteem it Jor
its noble character; I wish our two
nations were friends."
"Colonel." said the interpreter to
he President, "the prisoner savs he
tales us because we make war like
hnnditti, that bo despises us. and that
us only regret is that he cannot unite
.e whole nation as one mm to cud
this odious war at a single blow."
While he was saying this the eves
or the whole tribunal were attentive
ly watching the slightest movement
ot the prisoner's countenance, in order
see what effect the interpreter's
t reachery would have upon him. But
leckinski had expected to be put to
the test in some way, and be was de
termmed to baffle all their attempts,
"Gentlemen,' said Castano "it
, .... iu young man can-
e po-uuou, he will find the severity
wcjiavebeeu obliged, to use excusa-
Lrjclcinsti'g tfrmg atria ejsrMc-ht!
! ui uv ausiKJcieu; tne iicasant must
; deceived. The prisoner may mir
I I1N 14 ill 1-IlAf' Oiul srkAH . 1 a. 1
v v a asaiev ww iii'ii iin ran.iMia
were returned, he received a free pass,
and thus this noble youth came victo
rious out of tho severest trial tuat the
human spirit could be put to.
. Saved by Good Nature. . .
Years ago there was a very queer
old clergy mau iu the diocese of Can-.
terbury, named Patten, of whom a
hundred anecdotes are told. Going
one day to order a wig, the barber,
young in, business, readily accepted
the order, and then ventured to ask
his guest to dine. Tho invitation' was
accepted. a bowl of punch followed,'
to which the. divine did full justice.
After it was over, the barber was be-.
ginning to measure, but Patten . said,
"No, no, you sha'n'f make the' wig. '
"Why not?" exclaimed the" nstoulslied
host ; "hare I douo any thing to offend
you?" .Quite tho contrary; you are.
such a good fellow that IJiaveu't got
the heart to'tako you In. P1I goto
comcbody else. You know if you had
math; the wig you'd never have been
paid for itl'-
A Connecticut Woman's Pets.
S)iii!j?tl"ld (Mass.) Republican.
Mrs. Augustus Brooks, of East Eli
ot, Conn., ha a cat thirteen years old,
which .will stand up when ordered,,
bow quickly or slowly, us directed,
walk around the room on her hind
legs only, dance, turu somersets, go
through the motions of holding a
jew'8-liarp iu her mouth with one paw
vingon it with the other, mew
. . , . . .
when iti iiiJ spe.iK, kiss ncr paw
to visitors, hofiMfc"045,1 ot
her fore legs aud lap-i2m,.kj ud
claurl nn line l.iiwl'f.t n iwTWi WilU'er
fore paws catch bits of bread or meal
thrown lo her like a base-ball player.
Her kitten, a year old,-will turn som
ersets. Ihe saiuo lady has a hen
which always wipes her feet on the
mat on entering the house; and, if.
asked,-"llow do you get your living,
biddy t" will scratch on the floor, look
to see if slio has scratched out any
thing, and then look at the questioner
to see if the answer was correct This
hen despises the wooden, chalk, and
porcelain cheat which some people
palm off on hens for nest-eggs, and
will not "lay to" one ot them, tum
bling them out of her nest as ofieu as
they are put in. A rooster, also, will
scratch the floor when asked how he
gels his living, but cannot bo made to
wipe Its tec i.
"We have received fn m II. & C. F.
Ilickrnan, Omaha. "Hickman's Fash
ion Magazine and Purchasing Guide" a
well printed, handsomely covered mag
azine containing descriptions and illus
trations of goods, not only, in their
own department, millinery and fancy
goods,.but also in dry geods, groceries,
carpets, &c., &c, th as giving, a com
plete epitome of all articles needed for
heusekteping and dressing. Such a
book is a great help to a housekeeper
as a guide in her purchases and al
though they have been furnished for
sometime by eastern emporiums, it is
the hi st ventuie of the kind in Omaha.
and the firm of Hickman are to be
cmmended for their enterprise.
Of course our lady readers will' not
take the least interest in the following:
' To the Editor of the Rural Nebraska :
Certain gentlemen were discussing
their many domestic grievances, the
other day, when one of the number
suggested that of all impositions which
uuleeling women had put upon weak
husbandw, the house plant imposition
is Uio most senseless and oppressive.
"Right!" said every one of his com
panions, and at some one's suggestion,
the following . preambles and resolu
tion were ununimwusly adopted, and
ordered spread upon the records of the
II. P. H. s Society, viz:
"WHEREAS, This house plant busi
ness has grown from a bunch of gilly
flowers aud coxscomb, in an old cigar
box to a moveable forest, like that
which covers the mountain side;
"Whereas, The law of relative di
luent ions, and sotae botonical 'facts,
suggest the canopy of heaven as a suit
able covering and the horizon a proper
inclosure for forest trees; and
"Whereas, A man is not a mule,
that he should be a beast of burden,
nor a real estate aeent, that he should
be constatly 'conveying' portions of
the earth therefore, r
Resolved, That we. will arrange with
Old Probabilities tor information as
to what night will be the most auspi
cious to place these plants on tho verj
nadah for an airing, take the family
away from home on an excursion, and
leave the rest to nature".
Adapted, and the society adjourned
sine die. X. Y. Z., Secretary.
Although ratbei lale, we give the
following letter from Prof. Wilber, as
it gives some items of interest 'to the
farmers and others. He evidently does
nol apprehend the fulfillment of Mo
ther Shipton's prophecy. . t
To the Editor of the Nebraska State Journal :
. It is evident that the Clerk of the
Weather has lout his reckoning, and it
is further evident, from tho chaotic
state of the elements, that he is mak
ing a desperate struggle to recover a
ruined reputation. But, no natter
how reliable he may be henceforward,
the effort will be unavailing, unless he
sooa delivers, in good order, our cus
tomary supply of Spring fains." The
weather reports of Dr. Childs. of
Plattsmouth, give for the Spring of
1879, lOJtf inches, for the Spring of
1878, zy inches, ahd for the Spring of
1877, 14 inches of water. But en x
amining these reports, we find no rec
ord of such scarcity of rain duriug the
last nine years. . . - .
THIS UNUSUAL DRTXESS
is to many tho harbinger of a dry sea
son, and to most, especially farmers, a
cause of alarm. The small grains.
which should now be well on their
way, have, except winter wheat, scarce
ly time to dovelop into profitable bar-
vests, unless soon favored with vernal
rains. The simple fact, however, that
winter wheat has generally a good ap
pearance, is the beat evidence that the
soil is not greatly deficient in moist
ure; and this, with the fact that win
ter wheat yields more than twice tho
average f spring wheat per acre,
should convince. Nebraska farmers of
me unprofitableness of spring wheat
mume. winter wheat, well started"
rnota in the soil ,tn all direction.
only femcis the surratfe-carth fimV '
gether, bat coven it with shield of " '
jiving verdure against wind storms, ,
ana nas also a tendency to produce
rains. Let fall, or winter wheat be
generally sown .with a drill, to that
large areas In the spring will present
their' condensing surface, and thsre
will result a decided Improvement in
our rainfall. But the present pratice of
broadcast, or idly brushing or scratch
ing it in, is as near doing nothing as
the farmer can bosslbly devise; and so
he need not .Complain, -because, net
fulfilling the conditions of culture, be
eanuet reasonably expect a good crop ' -
from his Ill-advised labor.
, Nature hero teaches : the toll being .
both fine-particled and of light specific
gravity,, and the wiids beiig in the
spring invariably strong oa account of .
the vast open areas to the north aad
south that we must provide agaiask
the most common danger; and this
can be done only by having the sur
face overspread or occupied with the
most constant growth of grains and
grasses. ' .
The present dry term, is caused by -an
unusaal deficieacy of moisture
throughout the great central part of
the continent, . so that moving wiads -have
to bo long persisteat ,in oo di
rection in order to bring On a store of
moisture and resulting ralns.
' , THE RECENT cvclone,.
which nas beea felt in asarly all the
States, doubtless deranged the proces
sion of water-bearing clouds, usually
from the Southwest at this time of
the year. It was an electric storm of
unusual violence not a whirlvfiad,
Merely, but a whirl the wiad ; and with
it every object in its dreadful route.
rr naa sucn a vast, sweep, .or circuit,
(L , 1 uiacts -i.vw muss auariy wets at,
rent than real. . All tree- and grass ,
growth manifest the presence in the
earth of adequate . ... r
The late Fall rain prepared tho plow
ed lands ftr the present scarcity, but
f it should occur, owing to late prep
aration or other causes, that Spring.
wheat fails to have a propitious sea
son, it will bo profitable to remember
that corn is king, and that all unprom
ising wheat fields can be easily - con
verted into corn fields.
Many are alarmed at the approach-'
ins comet, to which tney aitriuute me
ack of rain and storms of wind and
dust. M ther Shipton's- prophecies
have been paraded again, and altogeth
er we are to have a terrible "time in
1880. Four planets will be in conjunc
tion The tail of the commet looks
ikoaTui kishcimoter.and making four
millions of miles in a minute will soon
be down upon us. If it cornet near
en Augh to strike the earth's atmosphere
It will have no more effect than a thin
cloud of stnoke or; steam falling upon
i sheet of water.
Those who are looking for something
"to scare at" nay sis well add the com
et to their doleful catalogue. . ,
The year 1880, like others, will have
a character of its own, and we must
adapt ourselves to it. We have forty
days yet for tree planting. Corn can
w planted with success until tho tenth
of Juno. Millett and Hungarian grass
have been known 'to yield four tons
per acre. Blue grass and clover grew
as well here as in Kentucky. Finally,
take notice, that minus, spring - wheat.
plus corn, equals more money than any
other quotation in Eastern Nebraska.
- - - K. U. W ILBEK,
Wilber, April 24.
1 Leetle too Jlodest.
A I ail v mi tho nnrrJiaido wiahin? to
test the merits of Dr.. Bull's Cough
syrup tnougtini wouia sever ao w
ask tho druggist in the name oi jBu.
Why dear m-, she couldn't say Bull to v
save her life, and called at last n a
neigbor woman, for suggestions on the
matter. Dr Cow's, Dr. Calf's Dr. Buf
falo s and Dr. Oxen s syrup . were ail .
montinnod. Th latter suited. "Yes.
that will do Di. Oxen the very
. i a .9 - a- ill A A, J
tiling, tne arugguv - win - anaersiana
that. A walk of two squares found
her at the counter of Dr. R 'a store,
when the fnllowing dialogue occurred:
"I wish a bottle of Dr. Oxen's Cough
Syrup." - ...
"Dr. Oxen, Oxen, wny, ma m, i aon t
believe I keep that. You mean Cox's
Hive Syrup, don't you?"
"Oh, no, I mean mean Dr. Oxen, and
then she seemed wrapped in solemn
thought for a moment, when a bright
idea seemed to beans forth. "Hasn't
Dr. Oxen got a relation or"
"Oh, yes, you mean Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, yes, yes." The lady sat down a
moment and all was over. Indianapo
IIokob From Europe. It is con
ceded on all sides that Dr. Aycre
Pills are above comparison with oth
er medicines. Uniting the t ele
ments known to the eial6t.l .
particularly elective jgmrt the
numerous stomachic disorders ior
which ?hey are recommended as a
cure. These pills are so mild, yet
Arching, that they are often pre
scribed by doctors who otherwise do
favor patent medicines. Indeed,
iith the fruits of Dr. Ayer's genius
Tn the shape of Pills, Sarsapanlla,
a Jue Cure and Cherry Pectoral, one
rtftrht with impunity travel through
.? ,mno nf trnnical America, or
trie .-'ui --- li t.
follow Stanley on his travels through
.ho interior OI AiriCJW AUIOWluaui .
Nieuwa v&n dca Dajj.
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