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VOLUME XVI. v
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1880.
J NUMBER 28.
1ST" Extra Copies of the TIerat.d tor sale hj
J. P. Youxo, at the Tost-Offlce News Depo
OF PLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA,
I:. ' : . I v i: v
A . V. . 1( I. I .iHI.l... .
) . i o i; i as. k
i I' tik N now ojicn for business at their
.. r---u. citiht .Main and Sixth streets, and
; i!-iiv: u transact a sjeacrai
Eond1:. Gold, Government and Local
norcilT A"S d sold.
-,':; Ii-.cdctd and Tat '.rest Allow
ed r,u Ti)nr Cerlijii-ntis.
:.Me in a:;y art of the United State and
!:i tisc Principal Towns and Cities
c. r. . Tsi ' Vb 1 1 t i 5
iiAii Line and Allan Lin
'a v. : - to In itio out their friends from
i-einai sr. tickkt.h fkum tjs
' h i' o ii a !i to i'lnttstmoiith.
: :t v v si'Kct' ii' -!ii:ih im:.
T:- :-T..!l Tin- Oreat Kn-TRADC MARK
kIimi I'i-iiif.ly ;
. W?"" t-, nal Weak niss, J?T$?3
"fV cnuaturi liea
. - fr 1 m p o t e n c y ,
and all diTas-jt-X-S
i- that follow
- "i. rt'Jk as a .sf-(iiuv?i..tii', s
of Self Alnie : "
EL' t.3; TAX'irtij. a- l.o-sef AFTE3 TAIISS.
?I i.e:ry. I'nivi'isal Lassitude. Tain in the back
e.sif ikpii. i'l'eiiiarin o (iit A''f. anil
i- ii- r ili-c;ives that, lead to Insanity or
I'ii'tion, and a I'retii'iSure 5r:iv.
i'.x'l j'l.i'n-'i'Iar-i in oar :iiiidile(. vi liieli
i i send free ly mail to every o o.
" i ! r-.; "eiiie Metiieine o!d Uy a:l rii i:?
t! 'i-r !';.e';e'e. or mx i.aek:n:i . for r,.
-. -e i
'. -en' Hi e l.y mail en receipt r.( the
" " Ti-f: i',T:ay mkdicini- ro..
" : ' it--.' ):l.oci;, I 'I rii'ii r. .M it it
.!d in V
nev.iili and everywhere, by
; - :':iciuc, not a Ii iak,)
C . c t:e lr::r.'7 a::i Test JIl2:ei. OrAunns oy
iOOO IN (;v)L.
K v. tz r-i.-! r r a c-.r tl.c-will net mro or or
V :'-r nTiyth:r-.,T i:::re.re or iijurinu frvup.d ia tlic.iu
t : j- jrfrj;:.;M f r Iliip Eiitcra and trj tkcm
iV-i tcro you s.:t-;-. Ti:Lr no olbt-r.
;.it;:o F-.vt.-(e.st, fafust (mil test. J
.V. :; ClalUi-vn.
L, rfajHor IV..- f r.-'- it: .n h. IJvcrantl Hidnfj Issnpr-
h.-:ortorj(. tI:e:-A C'urost jra!b:ritiua. A!c di-uggfet
p, I.C L-.an.i' -ind irresL--tlblL-carr forilrunk-J
f J C:imes. u c T o;,iu::, tubaeco and narcoticm
K7rT75 : nl for ctrenUr. ESZI
Pj.!n-5fi -l-.lt .i.-: --.is. II p tt.itm M te.Ca. Ru. htrr, S.
' TTr"- Q-' -TO.'.'
Tt i-i thf r-pt Tilooi Ptiriffer. nnti Ftimnl.ite3
! rvery f'meti in to nuire healthful action, aiij is
11. in a tjenent in nil inse.ists.
In eli ml limine tiie imivirilios or ho Moon, tho
natural and nee-ssary result in theetireersemf-
aiiiuR nnti ntlier-k'.n Kruntions mel Iisea5oa,
int-nulint? i'ii'irers, I'lt-ers inl ether Sores.
J yyt- pt.-i'i:i. Weiiltness of the S ton inch , l"oll?ti
p:'.lioTi. Iii.ziT'ss, ;ent'r:vl Lability, otc, are
cured liv Hie .V;in liitlrni. tt is unuiiualed
i as r.a ai"pi lirrr and rccuhir tonic.
I It i.s h tiieiii -ineu hieh should bo in rvory fam
ily, and wlueh, wherever tive.i, will save ttie
p.iyiiient f luany doctors' bills.
f liOllieS III lUOIJ Ot-VS,A:t.7IIU9 ilUt.
TTTVT ; ,v.1 0 ESTWa rn
Bottles of two sizes; prices, 50 cents and tl.OO.
iifiaM i" Medicine
i I w ' -I
II. H. WABNER & CO.,
g Nil ;!S.i-nd Mr Pamphlet
TVT tPtT T? 7C!T A TTT? A TV.TfTl I
re:;:, i Mutn ;.;;d SeOO'id Street.?,
' . i ' r pj7ti-,... r-i -1
. VvH)DS0X. Prop'r.
Uigurs aacl Tobacco,
i i- llvlL,U I AtW t.w
; :. -tiaje of the public patronage, I
y ; i ne . c . l I ; n . to ive satisfaction
j : f J AS. WOODSON.
Ifieai Ue ai I Market
T. ii. STAN KiFORTil,
STILL STANDS FOKTII
At tha South Side Main-
that I aim to I;ee; on hand a good and Well
.-fleeted stuck of
Frc;Li Beef; Pork,
MiriTON AND FOWLS.
1 c r -, ,
cl Fish in Season.
i i V. Ill I
e-t market priee for all
J .1 V. !(:!. ns,, Mi; mcaTS
i. i -i!:.i.xrt:i-:i:
WATERMAN & SON
Wiiote-'ato and Uetaii Dealers in
I Man street. Comer of Fifth.
LATT.sOUTII, --- - XEIi
'-rill TJof4-rtv'Di-4-.n fn-v T.n m ho v
Schlegel & Nieman,
Suceessors to A. Schlkoel & Bko.,
And dealers in
SMOKEKS' FANCY AKTICI.ES, SMOKING
Special RUANDS and sizes of CIGAKS ni:ulo to
order, and satisfaction guaranteed. Cijjar
elipjiinys sold for smokins tobacco.
Main Street, one door west of J. S. Duke's store
oipisitc rt office.
PLATTSMOUTII. XEB. Im3
K F. Matte w,
Hardvare, Cdtlery, Hails,
Iron, Wag'osi Stock,
ST0VE8 and TIN-WARE,
Iron, Wood Stock, Pumps,
FIELD d- GARDEN .SEEDS, HOPE,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET
IRON WORK, Kept in Stock.
3ia!iiii and Repairing,
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work Warranted.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
32! W3 -3
If A ITERS,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
l'! e onlv place in town where" "Turley's pat
pr.t self atljustablu liorse eollars.ire sola."
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
Lsirge stoek of
BOOTS and SHOES
CLOSED OIIT AT COST
Notions, Queens ware,
ixi in fet eve-ryUiint? you ean call for in
the line of
CASH PA f D FOi: I11DKS AND FUKS.
All kinds of cotmtry oroduce ttiken in ex
fliniiKP for (.oo.ls.
Tlionarh Sliakins: like au Aspon Leaf
With the chilis and fever, the victim of mala
ria may.snll recover by u-ii!' this celebrated
specific, which not only breaks up the most ai
itravated attacks, but prevents their recur
rence. It is infinitely preferable to quinine, not
only beeau-e it does the business far more thor
oujihlybut a!'" on account of its perfect whole
oniencss and iavigoratir.g action upon the en
l or sale by all Drt;irLrisf . and Dealers
It affords n;e ureat pleasure to bear testimony
to the benefits 1 have received from usin
Follows-' Compound Syrup of Hy pophor-phitos.
I have leeomniended it to mauy of my friends,
and It lias1 v-roved an excellent curative for
Nervousness and General Debility. It is also a
fiist-elase tonic.enables personsto" take on iiesh
rapidly, and is free from the eoustipatinic ef
fects characteristic of other tonics 1 have fried.
llKMtv Johnston, Montreal.
Read Dr. Earle's Testimonial.
51 u. Jamks I. FF.i.i.0Tvs,5Iaiiufacturinj;Cl!eM
it. Sir : For several months past I have used
your Compound, Syrup in lite treatment ef in
cipient phthisis, chtonie bronchitis and other
affect ions of the chest, and I have no hesita
tiau in stating that it, ranks foremost ..itumstst
t iie remedies used in those diseases, lieinn an
excellent nervous tonic, it exerts a direct influ
ence on the nervous evsteni. and throti.uli it in
vigorates the bodv. It affords me pleasure to
recommend a remedy which is really Kood in
oa-os for which it is intended, when bo many
advertised are worse than useless.
1 am, sir, yours truly.
Z. S. EA11I.E, Jit., 51. D.
It cures Asthma, Loss of Voice. Neuralgia.
St. Yittts' Dance, Epileptic Fits. W-hooping
CouKh. Nervousness, and is a imt wonderful
a.ljunci to other remedies in sustaining life du
rini; the prtn-es- ot Diphtheria.
Do not be deceived by remedies bearing a
similar name ; no other preparation is
a substitute for this under aay
Price, 81.50 per Bottle. Six for $7.50.
SOLD UY ALL DRUGGISTS.
PREMIUM 'WATCH AMI fnilf
tem-wuidor.FreT wivh every order. OuU
fit free. J. D. C&j lyrd t Co cuctucv. UL
IIi. II. MEADK,
VHYSICI AN and SUKG EON, office in Fitz-
eerala Jiloek, wliien win oe open uay or uinni
M. a. h aktk; ax.
ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR. "Will Trac
tlce fn th State anil hederai tjourts. i.e.si
deuce. I'ialtstnouth. Nebra--k:i. tlly
It. II. LIVl.HTO, 35. V.
1'iiYsiriAN & suk;eos.
OFFICE IIOUK3. from 10 a. m., to 2 p.
Examining Surjieon for U. S. l'ennion.
IK. IV. II. St'IIILIHtXKCHT,
I'ltACTISIN'G I'H YSICIAN, resilience on
Chicago Aventio, I'lattsmimtn. .eursaKa
Olllee in C. E Wescott's Clothing Store. 4-'ly
XVISaIa SS. AVISE.
COLL KCTIOA'S .-i S PCZsl Z TT.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Ileal Estate. Fir In-
furance and Collect ion Agency, oniee in ritz
Gerald's block. I'lalt.smoulh, Nebraska. 2JnU
(KO. . NMITII.
AT-rnrtNKY AT LAWandlteal Estate Brn
ker. Siiecial attention Kiven to Collection
and all matters aneciijig tiiu tine to reai wwa
Otlice on 2d floor over l'ost Oflieo. 1'latUniouth
Nebraska. - J 1
II.H.WHEELEK & CO.
LAW OFFICE, Ileal Estate, Fire and Eifeln
nts. l'lnttsmoutli. Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payers. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell ruul estate, negotiate
loans, iic. iJJ 1
NOTMtY ri:r.LIC Will attend to tniyin
and eellitiK lands, examining titles, making
deeds, paying taxes and collecting debts. Will
also attend to law uits before a Justice ef the
47tf Factory viij.r, Cass Co. Nkh.
SA3I, M. CIIAV31A.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Office in Fitter
lyy t IVLATTSMO UTI1, N El!.
K. t. Windham. D. A. Cami-uelu
Attorney at Law. Nutary l'ublic
WISDII VM & CAJII'llELIi.
COLLECTION AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Ofiicc over W. II. Raker & fit's Store,
riattsinouth, Nebraska, -O'.v
JAMES K. MOItlHSON, W. L. l'.KO W E.
Notary 1 uotic.
3IOKltISO"V A nUUtYTE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAV. Will pi -at -t ice in Cass
and adjoinins Counties ; jrives special attention
to collections and abstracts of title. Otlice in
Fitzyerahl Ulock, I'lattf inoutli, jNebrasKa.
' STEVEXSOX & 3IL'i:i"IX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. I'lattsmonth aud
Nebraska C'tv. Neb.
IlIOS. I!. STKYENSOX. i E. J. Mt KKiy.
Nebraska City, over sniitii uiaeit s
Neb. I Drug Store,
13ly I'lattsiiioutli, N'eb.
S XV. CI.ITTEK.
Office on 5Iain Street over Solomon & Na
than's Store. 34Iy
C. IIi:iS:5., - Proprietor.
Flour, Com Meal & Feed
Always on band and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat anil
Corn. Farticular attention tiven custom work.
11. ATTSi 31 0 1 T 31 X K It It A K K A .
Place of businesn on Main St.. between 4th
and.Mii streets. Shampooing, Shaving, chil
dren's hair cutting, etc. etc. iyiy
FRED. D. LEHNHOFF,
Morning Dew Si) loon !
South-east corner Ma:.n and sixth Streets.
Keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
33m9 Constantly on Hand.
If you want, any
Fiie or Ornamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
BATES & KOHNKE.
Xew Carpenter Shop on Main Street,
Corner of 7th.
In the Carpenter line.
SIGN, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
Shop over the Brick Block next to
PL ATTS MOUTH. - 4ly - - NEB.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. O. BOONE,
One dour west of Solomon-A- Nathan's Store.
H HiVI N G AND S II A M P O O 1 N G
Especial attention given to
CUTTING CHILDREN'S AND LA
SALL AND SEE BOOXE, GEXTS,
And net a boon in a
S T O "V" ZH1 S ,
ETC., ETC., ETC. .
Oiie Door East of the Post-ORice, riattsmouth,
Practical Workers in
SHEET IRON, ZINC, TIN, BRA
ZIERT,dc.,dc Large assortment of Hard aua Soft
Pumps, Gass Pipes ami Fittings.
Woed and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR C00K1XG,
Always on Hand.
Sviy variely of Tin, SUeet Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stock.
EA IKING AND REPAIRING,
Done n Short Notice.
W EVER YTH IXO 1VARRAXTED! !M2
I'BICES LOW DOYX.
. SAGE ROS.
s . .. - ., t - . t - . ' i 1-1
( . mi u . .;. j .-'; in r i - j. it ':iinit-u -u h iS'
Uuu U) x A to.,BsuLwri, Brui tL. , t- V
A. S. PADDOCK. IT. S. Senator, Beatric.
ALVIN SAl'NDERS, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
E. K. VALENTINE, Kepresentat'e. West Point.
ALBIN lTS NANCE, Governor, Lincoln.
S. J. ALEXANDER, Secretary of State.
F. W. LEI DTK E. Auditor. Lincoln.
G. M. KARTLETT. Treasurer. Lincoln.
S. K. THOMPSON, Sunt. Public Instruction.
V. M. DAVIS, Land Coininiesioner.
.1. DILWORTH. Attorney General.
REV. CO. HARRIS. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
DK. H. P. 5IATT11EWSON, SttpC Hospital for
S. MAXWELL. Chief Justice. Fremont.
GEO. P.. LAKE, Omaha.
AM ASA COBB, Lincoln.
Second Judicial SUtiriel.
S. B. POUND. Judge, Lincoln.
J C W VTSON I'riisecttling-Att'y, Neb. Cily
W. C. SIIOWALTER. Clerk Dh-trict Court,
A. N. SULLIVAN", County Judge.
J. D. TUTT. Count v Clerk.
J. 51. PATTEKSON", County Treasurer.
R. W. H Y ERS. Sheriff.
E. H. WOOLEY'.Co. Sup't Pub. Instruction.
;. W. FAIRFIELD. Surveyor.
1'. P. GASS, Coroner.
t ti? rHtwrniin Konth llend l'recinet.
SA.M L RICHARDSON, 5It. l'leafant Precinct.
ISAAC WILES, Plattsinouth Preciuet.
City Hire' tory,
J. W. JOHNSON, Mavor.
J. 51. PATTERSON, Treasurer.
J. I). SIMPSON. City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN. Police Judge.
W. D. JONES, Chief of Police.
F. E. WHITE, Chief of Fire Dept.
1st Ward-F. GORDER. C. H. PA KM ELK.
o.i w-o-.lil W FA INFIELD. J. V. WECK-
" I, BACH
3.1 Ward-D. 511 LLER, TITOS. POLLOt J..
Hth Ward P. 5U CALLAN,
2JotmatetjyO. W. 51 ARSHALL.
B. & M. R. E,.Time Table.
Taking Effect April 11, 1S80.
FOR OMAHA 1'ltOM PLATTS5IOUTH.
Leaves 8 :00 a. m. Arrives 10 :05 a. m.
3 :-W p. in. " 5 :H p. m.
FROM 051AHA FOR PLaTTSJIOUTH.
Leaves 9 :00 a. m. Anives in :10 a. m.
" 6 :3U p. in. " 8 :lj p. m.
FOR THE WEST.
Leaves I'lattsmonth 9 :00 a. in. Arrives Lin
coln, 12 15 p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, 7: '0 p. m.
Freight loaves at 10 :3: a. m. and at 7 :o p. in,
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 :3j p. m. and li -.20 a. m.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney. 5 :0D a. in. I eaves Lincoln
l ii.i n in. Arrives l'lattsinoiini. 4 : j p. ni
Freight leaves Lincoln at 11 :15 a. in. and 4 :0b
a. in. Arrives at t'lattsmoutli at 4 ;4J p. in. and
e :50 a. in.
Fvnrp. R -00 a. in.
Passenger, (train each day) 4 :25 p. tn., except
Saturday, livery tltira saturuay a t rain cim
nects at "the usual time.
B. V. It. It. Time Table.
Tahinu Effect Sunday, April 11, 1S80.
WEST. STATIONS. EAST.
5:3:i.iiu HASTINGS. 8 :10ani
6:07 AYR. 7:40
C :2fi BLUE HILL. 7 :M
7 :05 COWLES. 6 :4:
7:23 A5IBOY 6:32
7 :35 RED CLOUD. 6 :20
8:00 IN A VALE. 6:00
8:15 " KlvERTON. 5 :4S
8:50 FRANKLIN. 5:2a
9:05 BLOOM 1NGTON. 6:09
0 :20 PERTH 4 :.r5
9 :41 KEI'UBLICAX 4 :35
9 jHi ALMA 4 -:0
10:15 ar. ( nPIFVNS rve 4 :0"a:n
7:30am I I've 1 ORLEANS far 4 .30pin
9:00 OXFORD 3:30
10:30 ARAPAHOE 2 :0Upni
AltttlVAI. AXI DKI'ARTtRE OF
EASTF.KX, XORTHEltX AXD SOUTHEItX.
I Depart. East.. 4 : 00 pm
Arrive. 9 :30 am CB&KC North! :00 pm
" 7:30pm Mouiii t :oo am
ICB&QEast 6:00 am
OMAHA. VIA 15. .t M. IX XE1J.
Arrive 10 :30 am Depart 3 : 10 pm
WKSTKKX. VIA 1!. & M. IX NEB.
Arrive 4 :15 pin Depart 9 : 30 am
Arrive.: 11 :00 am Depart 1 -.00 pm
HOCK lil.LFES AMI CXIOX MILLS.
Arrive 11 :00 am Depart 1 :00 pm
J. W. Marshall. P. 51.
WEEPING WATER BANK
or iu:ei isiio.s.
This Bank is now open for the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
leceived. :.nd Interest allowed ou Time Certi
Drawn, and available in the. principal towns
and cities of the United States and Europe.
Agents for the celebrated
Hamte Line of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us.
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
REED EROS.. M,f Weeping Water. Neb.
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P'tiii '"n i.iill i 'i i :iirrTM.rrii'riTllJ--'l
JSTcitiojxaZ (ilejpizbliccLTX TLclzet !
For Prssifieit of tie Unite! States,'
GEN. JAMES A. GARFIELD.
A Peculiar Snporstillon Scmotlii:t
About the "Lucky" Horseshoe
The liorseslioc, now all the rae
as an ornament, aiul ulTcctetl by jn. ii
and women alike, has long been con
sidered a token of fjootl luck, cspeci il
ly by sailors. Few sailors would
start on a voyage in a ship on which
the potency of the horseshoe was not
uc know led ired. It must be kept at
some conspicuous place as a sin of
good luck. On western steamboats,
not a deckhand could be induced to
engage himself on a steamer that did
not have a partly-worn horseshoe
nailed over the companion way of the
bow. Very often they are" placed
near the figure-head at the stern of the
bow. How long thi3 supers! it ton
has prevailed, it would be impossible
to tell. It is by no means of recent
origin. Horseshoes and conjurers
have- been allies. "While the virtues
ascribed to the horseshoo arc not be
lieved in by the intelligent people of
to-day they nevertheless in many
cases adopt it as a symbol of good
luck. In Western Pennsylvania and
many parts of the South there are,
however, people who have implicit
faith in its virtues, and there arc many
who regard it as an efficacious remedy
against witches and evil spirits of ail
descriptions, ant with them the
nailing of a horseshoe above tho
door is not a mere matter of form,
but of faith. For one to find a wh.do
horseshoe in the road that has been
cast from the animal and still retain
five of the nails in it, is a remarkable
token of good luck. But should any
one find a horseshoe with all the nails
in it he may consider himsell endow
ed with wonderful 'powers of magic.
This conceit, no doubt, had its origin
in the fact that it is almost impossi
ble for a horse to cast a shoe .while
the nails are intact. There lived a
man in Shenandoah count', Va.. who
claimed to have found such a okoe.
IJ is name was Conrad Gerst. lie was
a German of little education, but was
considerable ot a knave. Ho pro! ess-"
ed to be able to work wonders, and
was believed uy many people to pos
sess certain powerful conjecturing
powers. Gerst was a shoemaker, una
very poor, lor lie was too lazy to
work, and had a large tamily o.'cnihl-
ren. He could Leal the sick, "vovcr
stolen articles, cure diseased catik-,
find underground streams of runtun '
water, make the butter come lor tiio
dairy women and Grive olf witcnes.
a. woman churned all d
churning of cream, but tne butter
would not come. Sue sent lor Gciot.
He told her to get an old horsesiioe i
neat it reu not ana cast it into in-
churn. Then, after cleanhu the churn
l a : - l i. .1 .
with boiling water, lie gutirame : i
that butter would come at tne n xt
tUbrt. And more: If ihe .a
would inquire caieluliV a.iii-u h.r
neighbors she woulu aiscover tu.ii.
one of them (au enemy) won hi have a
severe burn on her body. Tnere were
plenty oi people who beiievea in tins.
Another case : A widow ladv iivin
two miies from Gerst had a sum oi
money stolen from her.- Instead ot
giving the matter to the authorities
she bent lor Gerst. He inquired inc
the allair, and alter perform di a
number of incantations witii a sti- k
that lie carried, and placing liis horse
shoe in the lire aud cooling it in the
springs ho announced confidently that
on the morning ot the second uav
thereatter the money Would be found
at a certain place, lhis conclusion
of the conjurer was widely circulated
and on the morning indicated quite a'
number assembled at the widow's
house to see the prediction verified.
The money was found at the place in
dicated. The solution was that tha
thief, whoever he was, believed in
Gerst's pretended power, and return
ed the money out of fear. Tho super
stition that imparts virtues to this
lorseshoe gave birth to the nrevailimr
idea that makes it tho emblem of good
The blind man should be the most
contented man in the world, l.oi-
he can have everything ho sees.
The drum is to be abolished fro-n
use in the French arm v. For a l.,n
time it has been a snare and a thin ..:
Once in a few years a terrific epi
demic visits all American cities. It
spares none. The little hamlet of a
mouth on tne prairie, the proud
Queen of the Lakes, the Future Great
on tho Long lliver, and all the lung
tram ot railway stations, all are alike
decimated. It is well, if they lose
not, one fifth, one fourth, one third, of
all their citizens in a single hour.
There is no tolling of bells. There
are no funeral eulogies, no lomr pro
cessions, no sculptured monuments.
Tho people cut oil", go in such a crowd
that no such note can be taken of their
departure. They are all cut oil' at tho
same moment, aud in each case, it is
done by one, two or three, fell strokes
of that mightiest of all instruments
In is pen is mightier than the sword,
deadlier than taniinc, more terrific
than disease, than all diseases, acci
dents and crimes combined.
By one, two, or three full strokes of
the pen, of the census fiend,, tens are
cut oil' from the population of the
hamlet, hundreds iroui the village,
thousands from the city, and scores ot
thousands lrom the metropolis, lne
summing up of the Census Import is
the dead list OI all American cpi-
:r--'A- &f& v''C
For Vice-President of tie Mel States,
GEN. CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
OF r5TE!W yoke:.
The Daily Life of Admiral Porter.
Admiral Porter is a man of the
quietest habits. IIo never goes to the
.Navy Department, and really does lit
tle toward the actual command of the
navy. He is. of course. Inspector
General of the navy, and has a board
ot omcei'8 who inspect every ship
when she goes out or comes in. Ex
amining the reports of his officers and
Kiving orucrs constitute tne larger
share of his work. He lias a Secretary
and a Btalf officer, who conies every
day to his office, and their duties, no
oouut, are quite onerous. The Admiral
is not one of your early risers. He is
much like all other good people who,
live long, except in the matter of early
rising. He generally turns out (how
easy it is to become nautical!) about 8
or 8 :30, and by 9 or 10 he is in his
office. The latler part of the day he
is less uusy, aiid ue will smoke a cigar
111. . i . i -
wiiu a irienti in his ireo and easy
omce with entire lreedom. He sticks
c-loso to his house, and is rarely seen
in the streets. He owns good horses,
but when he is out he is as likely to
oo in his daughters pony phaeton as
in tho dignified family carriage. He
entertains handsomely, but mostly at
dinners. He goes out only enough to
keep him in the circle of society. In
appearance Admiral Porter has not a
military air, and he looks no more liko
nn old salt than anv business man.
He is about five feet nine inches high.
wim a ngure wen-Kuit and straight
and just stout enough. He weighs
about 180. His full-trained whiskers
are turning gray slowly, his hair is
full and black, with a few hairs (too
many; turning gray here and there.
He is not a particularly striking man,
but if you talk with him you will find
that he reads aud thinks aud that his
ideas are about as near right as they
can be. He is now 65 years old, but
ho looks 15 years younger. Ho has
been engaged for several years in writ
ing a history of the navy during tho
war. I) asluwjton Icepuohc.
Sew Jloncy Order.
The British Postmaster-General
proposes a money-order mcasuro for
the postal service, which is a radical
innovation, not onlv upon the Post-
Office system, but which also threat
ens to have an important influence
upon tho banking system and circulat
ing medium of the country. He pro
poses that inoncv . orders may be sold
at any Post-Oilice in any quantity,
oouiia in volumes hkc uaiiKciv check
books, and redeemable on presentation
at any Post-Office. The orders will
be printed with the words "one shil
ling," "two shillings and sixpence."
"live shillings," and so on in half
crowns till the denomination of
poim is is reached. People desirous
of remitting money will send as many
of l!io-e as will make up the sum.
They may fill up the order with the
name ot a 1 ost-Oiuce, and the order
will therefore become payable at that
oihee only; and they may put in tho
name of a per-.on, und then only the
person named can yet the money; or
tucy may leave tiie order blank, and
thereupon the person receiving it can
pass it to another person, thus making
it virtually money. The objections
made to the plan by the British jour
nals are : Danger of forgery ; that it
will increase the temptations to steal
on the parts of clerks and letter-carriers
; that there is a want of elastic
ity in the 6ystem on account of the
absence of small fractional 'parts of
shillings and pounds, so much used
in Great Britain ; and that it will tend
to expand the circulating medium of
The banks and monied institutions
that now gain a large share of profit
from exchange will undoitbte Uy op
pose this new scheme, as it will cer
tainly cut off a largo percciiLigc of
their present revenue, but the advant
ages to the masses will certainly coun
terbalance all the evils in this direc
tion, mid England Mill gain as much
honor in im i o iiiciiig this novel feat
ure as siie by first adopting tho
yenny postal system.
A Heartless Woman.
Count Stephen Karolyf, the Hun
garian nobleman who has just killed
tho Count Ziehy-Ferraris, in a duel,
is known as one of the handsomest
men in the Austrian Empire, lie is
the sou of the notorious Countess
Karolyi, who has probably had more
husbands and lovers than any other
woman in the world. Prince Bath
iany, Ki.apka, Turr, and other promi
nent Hungarian patriots were in the
number. In 1818 she was banished
from tho Court of Vienna on account
of her immorality. Her sister mar
ried Count Thclechy. When the
Hungarian inmirrcctiou was subdued,
Count The'ccliy was imprisoned and,
with other leaders, sentenced to death.
Countess Karolyi threw, herself at the
feet of the Emperor, and so earnestly
pleaded Thcicchy's cause that he gave
her a pardon with the name left blank.
She hastened to the prison, was ad
mitted to the cell in which Count
Thelechy and Prince Bathiany were
confined, fell in love at sight with the
companion of her brother-in-law, put
his name in the blank, and lclt Count
Thclechy to perish. Banished from
Vienna, the lived for several years
with the Prine at Florence and Ge
neva. Her husband procured a di
vorce from her, and disinherited all
her children. But the eldest son, the
present Austrian Ambassador in Lvdi
do't, obtained from the old Count,
whom he closely resembles, an excep
tion in his l'avor.
'l)e Fun Ain't Begun Yet."
Ker York Herald.
. To those havin a fine senc of hu
mor, the scenes enacted in our police
courts, are lrequently intensely ludi
crous. All. orts of queer characters
oivi i Lrt nrf fVnm f lin cnlii lrrL-liinr
sedate and ph.ejmatic Hollander to
the lively ami fun-loving Irishman.
Among the throng, one of the most
frequent to appear, is the colored
brother, and being more open and
frank than tho white citizen the scenes
in which ho appears are of the most
laughable. One of the sorest of tho
colored citizens of Gotham N. Y., took
his trick at the bar of the Jell'erson
Market police court to-day. His head
was light, but his eyes were heavy,
and there was a weight of congealed
blood In the eyelids that shut out
from Henry Montford's rather mud
dled intellect the benefits of tho light
"iou had a jrlorious time last
night, Henry," said Judge Otterbourg.
-'Yes, yo' honah, an, I suppose yo
tuiK ise nauiir a gl'ious time dis
mornin,' but it ain't no fun, I can tell
you for a fac.
"Why? don't you enjoy July,
ibsu, as wen to-day as you did yester
da v?" queried tho court.
".No, sah. Dat s a heap of dilFrcnco
"Well, de fun aint begun yet."
"What fun do you mean?"
"Vell, I can't zactly tolc ycr what
is comin', but if you let me outen dis
place and jis como roun to do house
bout an hour from now, if yo' don't
sco some ob de liblicst tunes yo eber
seed in yo' life my name ain't Hen
vLuvciy tunes r What do you
"Oh, flat irons, stove lifters, suira'
uowis air wash basins, the ole gal kan
sling 'em pootv well. I toie vcr."
"I understand you Henry. You are
"An' de jroo I Lord hab me rev on vo'
soul, Hen." added the prisoner, as he
slowly strode out of court.
As a rule Indians do not give much
open expression to their leelings. A
settler in the Far AVest giving a little
dinner party, invited thereto a few
half-civilized Indians, who displayed
a desire to go through the bill ot tare.
A young chief, after eyeing the mus
tard curiously lor some tune, helped
himself to a good spoontul aud swal
lowed it. He said nothing to betray
his astonishment; but despite himself
the tears streamed down his cheeks.
An aged chief sitting opposite, asked
what he was crying about, and was
gravely informed he was thinking of
nis poor old father who died a short
time ago.- Presently the old fellow
took a dip from the mustard-pot, and
his eyes likewise proved too week or
loo strong lor ms win. Alien ills
young friend, in a sympathizing tone,
enquired the cause of his griei. baid
the beguiled one: "1 was thinking it
was a pity you didn t die when j our
old lather did."
All too leadily as the red man takes
to fire-water, he can not comprehend
the pale-laces taste lor hot condi.
meuts. iSaukum, a Plover Bay In
dian in mucn request by a ship-cap
taiu as an interpreter, was a fellow of
unappeasable curiosity; but he made
a point of never expressing surprise at
any tlimg. Ihe first time he was in
side the engine-room of a steamship,
all JNaukum said, alter thoroughly
examining his surroundings, was
loo iiiuehce wheel: make man too
mucheo think." But he was fated to
bo astonished onco by having some
pepper-sauce introduced into his lood,
and owned to having experienced a
new sensation, aud not liking it. "JIc
stan t a good deal, said he; "but me
no stand white man eat fire on his
An authority on horsemanship s.avs
that it is folly for a lady to put hcr-f-elf
into stays so tight that her figure
is not flexDile while she is ou horse
back. A stulTcd doil, lin pays, should
never be put on a horse, nor .-.uy wo
man who is not so loor lv dressed that
she can lace her own boois and put up
her own back hair. While the la ly
is on horseback the circulation of her
bloo.l should never be impeded.
How to Judge a Horse.
The following simple rules will be
found useful to all parties about to buy
a horse :
1. Never take the seller's word : if
dishonest he will be certain to cheat
you ; if disposed to be fair, ho may
have been the dupe of another, and
will deceive you through representa
tions which can not bo relied upon.
2. Never trust to a horse's mouth as
a sure index to his age.
3. Never buy a horse while in mo
tion : watch him while he stands at
rest, and you will discover his weak
points. It sound lie will stand hrmly
and squarely on his limbs, without
moving any ot them, the leet planted
fiat upon the ground, with legs plumb
and naturally poised, n one loot 13
thrown forward with the toe pointing
to the ground and the heel raised, or
if the loot is lifted from the ground
and the weight taken from it, disease
ot the navicular bone may be suspect
ed, or at least tenderness wnicn is a
precursor ot disease. It the foot is
thrown out, the toe raised and the
heel brought down, the horse has suf
fered from lamnitis louuder or the
back sinews have been sprained, and
he is of little future value. When the
feet are all drawn together beneath
the horse, if there has been no disease,
there is a misplacement of the limbs
at least, and a weak disposition of the
muscles. If the horse stands with his
feet spread apart, or straddles with
the land legs, there is weakness of the
loins, and the kidneys are disordered.
W hen the knees are bent and the lc"3
totter and tremble, the beast has been
ruined by heavy pulling, aud will
never be right again, whatever rest and
treatment he may have. Contracted
or lii-ioriued xioois speaic lor them
selves. 4. Never buy ahorse with a bluish
or milky cast in his eyes. They indi
cate a constitutional tendency to oph
thalmia, moon biiuauess, etc
o. Never have anything to do "irith
a liorse who keeps his cars thrown
backward. This is an invariable in
dication of bad temper.
o. It tho horse a hind legs are scarred
the fact denotes that he is a kicker.
7. If the knees are blemished, tl'.o
horse is apt to sturubla.
The National CapiUl.
"Washington is sometimes called the
"city of magnificent distances." I c&U
it a City of Magnificence. It is by far
the prettiest, cleanest and most charm
ing city I have ver seen, ither in the
eld or new world. Its wide streets and
beautiful avenues are lovely in the ex
treme. Its public and private build
ings are magnificent. I had the pleas
ure of visiting most of the public
buildings, and will give a brief de
scription of them in the order of visit
ation: Having business at the Pension Of
fice, I entered a street car, and was
soon landed at the door of that edifice.
At the entrance I was met by a color
ed persen, tho doorkeeper. I asked him
if there was a gentleman employed In
lha office, named So-and-so. IIecoi.ll
not tell me, but referred me to a man
standing at the end of a long corridor,
to whom I propounded the same ques
tion. This gentleman said he would
see, and turning ever the leaves or a
huge book, he soon informed me that
the gentleman I was hunting was em
ployed thei-e. He then called a colored
porter and requested him to take me
to tho Chief Clerk of the Department.
I was soon ushered into the otlice of
this gentleman: making known my'
wish, the ring of a bell was answered
by another colored porter, whe was re
quested to inform tho gentleman I was
seeking that his presence was required
in the genlemen's waiting room, into
which place I was politely invited to
enter. In a few minutes the gentleman
I desired te sco made his appearance.
Everything in this effico has to move
along with tho regularity of clock
work. About five hundred clerks are
employed. I visited several ef the
rooms which were tilled with ladies
and gentlemen, busily engaged at writ
ing or poring over musty looking doc
uments. Everyone i3 treated with pro
found respect here; at least, that was
my experience; and, should I like,
many years will elapse eie I rorget
my pleasant visit to thi3 otlice. Many
eld soldiers are employed here, some
with only one arm, and others with
but one leg, unpleasant reminiscences
of other days.
Leaving the Pension Ofnce, 1 went
to the Capitol Building. All the rooms
were open to the public, and I thinks
visited all worthy ef note, although it
took me a long time to do so. In the
rotunda are statues of the leading men
of the nation from its infancy to the
present day. The walls of most of the
rooms are graced with beautiful oil
paintings of historical events. The
Senate Chamber and House are now
undergoing a thorough cleaning and
renovating. As I stood within these
separate chambers, I thought if those
walls could speak, what wonderful
stories they could tell, what wonder
ful tales rehearse. I went to the tep
of the building, and from there had a
splendid view of the city.
From the Capitol Building l went
to the White House, which hardly met
my expectatatiens in point of archi
tecture, but is a fine buildiDg, never
theless. I had the pleasure of walking
through the grounds and conservato
ries, which, had I seen nothing else in
my whole trip would have amply re- '
paid me. Such beautiful shrubs, trop
ical flowers, etc., it has not been my
happy let to see for many a day. Ev
erything here, of course, is kept in
first class order. Quite a number of
men are constantly employed in at
tending to the grounds, and keeping
the flowers well trimmed and watered.
President Hayes was not at home when
I was there. No doubt, when he ar
rives, and finds my name en the visit
ors' register, he will be sorry; perhaps
a cablegram will be awaiting mo at
Liverpool, expressing his regrets, etc.
I next went to the Mate Depart
ment, the most elegant building in the
city. It covers a whole square, and its
architecture is supeib. Beautiful flow
ers and flowering shrubs have been
planted in front, rendering it very at
Next to the General Post Office, a
very large, rambling building, with but
very little to beast of as far as archi
tecture is concerned. Our State Post
Office building at .Lincoln is much
more attractive in appearance, but, of
course, not so large, i cua not, enter
this building, as I arrived after office
The Talent Office is something sim
ilar in appearance to the General Pest
Office, bat not quite o large. I visited
many other buildings of minor import
ance, but thinking I have already tak
en up too much of your space, I will
conclude. My next letter will contain
a description of my trip across the At
lantic, which I will try and have ready
for your next issue.
Stalhani, England, Sept. 7th, 1SS0.
Value of Newspaper Property.
Charleston (S. C.) News.
There is nothing speculative in well
established newspaper property. A
newspaper is hard to hold ap, but it is
proportionately difficult to pull down.
It is an aggregation of atoms, and its
segregation under tbe mo3t favorable
circumstances takes years and years.
The fact that it depends upon thous
ands of customers for success is Its
protection. No two groups of men
think alike, and what tiispieases one
set pleases another. Even imprudent
management cannot seriously injure a
newspaper, so long as it dees not tread
upon the toes of too many of its read
ers at the same time. Where it lose3
in one direction it gains in another.
There is indeed only one way in which
a newspaper can effectually destroy it
self, and it is by disappointing and
continuing to disappoint, the general
expectations ef us readers as a wnoie.
These readers expect the newspaper
to keep within certain lines, and the
newspaper that deliberately gees out
side, and camps there, will starve to
death as soon a3 its readers have found
a paper that suits them.
The Mother Superior of the Found
ling Asylum, at Avondalo, near Cin
cinnati, has been arrested lor with
holding liilormaliou irom a census
enumerator. Her reason for so doing
is that the inmates of the asylum in
clude quite a number of women who
have recently been, or expecting to
be. confined, and their presence in tho
institution she holds to be a matter
that iu no way concerns tho outside
world. "It was to escape its gaze and
talk that they sought tho institution,
and the Mother Superior feels in con
science bound to shield them lrom tho