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TERMS : $2.00 a Year.
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor. J
jE-trt trxhtn of kj Paper k Css Ccaty
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tar Extra Capias at the Hkbald for nMt by
J. P. Tod.io, at Ihe rost-Orae Naw Depo
VOIJTME XVI. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,. THURSDAY, JANUARY G, 18S.
l-VF'1. 1MIT- OIH . . ... . . . ... ... . . . . .-.'St
copy, one yit .
1ueipy, si nii.n:is l.no
'lie u,i) , iiuve luuuiiu,. ....-. .ug
1 : : 1 : : i "
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. S. I AD DOCK. IT. S. Senator. Beatrice.
vl.VIX S A l' N I V. Its, V. S. Senator. Omaha.
: K. V ALENTI N K, KeprevntatY. West l'oi:it.
'.LiilM'S XAXCK. (!vrrnw. Lincoln.
I1N W A I.I.K IIS. Ainiilor, Lincoln.
" 1. B A U'I l.fcl I T. Ti casnrrr, Lincoln.
. v . .HlM-.Miuiil. rut. lie liielruction.
(1. K KNI A 1. 1.. LhiiiJ Coiiiinlionpr.
.1. IMI.WOIt'lll. Atloriipy ;'neral.
C'. '.". IIAl:t:iS.l'h:ulalu of IVnitenti.iry.
i. II. P. M.vrillKWSoS". Supt. Uo-.pital for
M A X W Kf.L. Cliief Justice. Fremont.
E li. LA K K, (tinaha.
M A.SA COlili, Lincoln.
fteron.1 Jutlirinl district.
I'. hH'Mi, .J'.iilce. Lincoln,
i W A I so.N. rrosi;ei;tiin;-Att'y. Neb. City.
'. C. SHOW A I 'I Kl:. Clem l:liict Court.
N". Sl'I.I.IVAN, County Jntlse.
I. H TT. County t leik.
M. I'llTKlfdS, '(iiinly Treasurer.
. V.'. 11 V Kits. Miei ilt.
II. Woui.KY. Co. Sup't Pub. !nstruut!on.
A. K.UItHKI.I). Sarveyer.
P. (JA.SS. Coroner.
VMKS ( KAWKOHi). Woutli Heiiil Precinct.
Y.1"L PK'll A l.'l S()N. Mt. Pleacanl Picciuct.
1AAC VVILEn, Plattsnioillh I'reciuat.
W. .IOIIVSON. Mavor.
M. PAT1 KUSDN. Treasurer. ,
1. flMPSOX. City Cleik.
. : iUlilt VIVIAN. Police Jua-e.
. l)..liM i, Chief of Police.
V,. Will IK, Chief ( Fire Dept.
t Va:.l-r. OOltDKK. f . II. PARMELE.
' 1 -aril i V. t'AlKFIKLD, J. V. KCK-
1 1 War.l-P. MILLER, TITOS. POLLt K K.
h U aril P. M( C.ALLAN. C. S. DAWSON.
l!t. II. )IKllK,
t r.i! t li.u k. r. hii h will be epen rtay ar night.
I It. J. I.. Kf( ItKA,
l-:OM-rrTATIIIC PHYSICIAN, nnicf over V.
V. liucw's li.irUvaro Store, Plattsnioulh.Ne-
-,. ; t. fTiy
- it. ii. i.ivi(.sn. 51.
I'HVSI'IAS & SfUtlEy.
ori lCE MOI LS, fiorti in a. in., to 2 a. m.
Kx.lniniiij: Sui'con for C S. Pennioii.
IMt. IV. II. S( Hll-U VK HT,
Pi: VCTlrUNC. PHYSICIAN. r.iilcnce nil
rii.iMi'.i Aimiic, Plnttrinoiitli. Neai-saka.
0:i;ce in C. P. .Vecoit' Clot hinR Store. 4Jly
i W. I'LL TT K It.
Ofi'.cc on Main Street over Solomon & Na
than's store. Jiy
n. A. II A Ul'Ki tX.
ATTOUN'EY AND SOLICITOR. Will Prnc-
;ce in tlie state an Federal Courts. iei-
encc. PlatHinoul h, Nebiiu-ka. tlly
VOLl.EeTlO.Yfi M 8TECIA LTl .
ATToliNEY AT LAW. Real Estate. Fire In-
"umnee and olleetion Acenev. Otliee in Fitz
Kcraiil's hloe!. l'laitsinoulli, S'elirasha. in3
UVM. M. KM II II.
ATTOPVKY AT LAW anil Ileal Estate Bro
ker. S.-cial aitintion tiven to Collections
nii.l all matters atlcctinu the title t real estate,
ortii'e on il Moor aver 1'ost Oliice. Platlsiiiouih.
I. II. W HKKLLIl A t'O.
f.AV OFF1CK. Real Itate. Fire ami Life In
surance Agents. Platlsniouth. Ntibraska. Col-
i-rtors. tax -payer". Have eonineie ao'-ir.i.-v
litnles. l;u anrl seil real ertate, negotiate
NOT A UY PCltl.IC Will attend to buying
, .iltii!' lamls. examinina titles, niakui '
1 -eils. ;jls in'; l.ies ami oulleetin:: ileiits. Will
r:m attciiil to law suits before a Justice f the
jTif 1'ArT'if.vvii.i.F.. Cass Co. NRR.
A II . M. CHAPMAS.
(V1TOUNEY AT LAW,
In Chancery. Olllce tu Hti'.
' ri.ATTSMOL'TIl, NEK
.U. P.. Wivi.ham. D. A. CAMPHKI.I-.
Attniuey at Law. Aoiary l uo.i.-.
ivih.ia;i a a-i iii.i-.
m lection and keal estate agents
r (Cilice over W. II. Ilaer & C'o's Store.
'Plattunouth, Nebra.-ka. -oly
JAiS.s r.. MfiHKISON. W. L. liROM'SR.
'JItKIHO A ItKOAVXr.
A I To UN FYS AT LAW. Will jira-tioe in Cass
anil ;iiji:nin Countie; gives specm: attention
to ei.'.lei-tmiiH ami alistraeis of title. Otik-e 111
Fit i ralil Hlock, I'laltraiout li. Nebraska.
en tui.es ? Atinz:.
NM. ATTi".10l'Tll X KItSt t A.
I'l ice of licsini s. mi ".Liiii S:.. betu'eeu till
i.il.'la streets. Shampoom;;. S!iaii!. clii!-
itii-n'-s linir calmer, etc. etc. ui
I ' L A i i S M U l' 1 1 1 . N E Ii.
c. ut:isj;i.. iipi iftor.
Fi.tiir, Co) it 3ful it- Feed
V v is o'i nana aim tor sas? at imusi ran
I li --s. I lie luirio-st prices pai.l ior ur.ii ai.'i
'oia. ranii utar attention Kiveu eusioin woik.
It ou wal.t any
ire or Ornamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVER,
(A Ielicine, not n. Prlnlt.J
iiors, Ercitr, mandrake,
Ani Tnrt Vrr.rvT Fir'TMrmrt, Or !-
1IU UF AU. OTIIXB UlTTXU.
A'l r'eaeff theSlomm-h, Bowels. Wood,
Limt. Milu. vs. :id I iitiuryorF-ans. Ner
vuuucwi, Meeple8sneisaad ciuictJty
SIOOO IN COLD.
tr:;t be twM for a eae they wf'l not enre or
U !;i or lor anvttn ug Impure or lujuriou
louaJ in them.
k Timr dnirpist for Hop Ttltters n.l try
iaeui Ufore you aleep. Take no other.
D I. f. 1 an atwnluteiindtrTet8ft'iie cure for
Liacco ana j
TdtVfttA, Out P
gKKaEn Send fob Cikctlab.
1 n. . BlttM X C.s. tU;ijl.r, N. 1 ., A ToraiU, Ont.
- v-.-a ts
! - A.l-i'
a- l f -l
I s- "i't -' a. t iianJattaaJi
! It in ft;? bpt Blood Pnrifipr. and st!mulM
Ppv-ry fiir: nn to more healthful actiuu. ana J
U a btntit tn all fiiwaip.
i- In t iini!n it;nirtheinipunt.eiof thMrvMl.thP
j!r:l ami nJy rsu.t lite cireor rrui
i 'i.tt!s ami ib-r k ti Kruntions and IxseikMra,
f . rV'-n-i--i . Vt aani-M of t Sfomrfi. 'tinRt;-
n-t :tn t Cfxicrnl 13-h:iilv. etc..
e -3 o appr-i 7fr an I rtt;u!ar t-ntr.
"t ti- a n.'irinevahtfhshoKift be in rcprrfam-
y-j r.i-i.t Uiuny doctors' L)id-
t -Farl T Warner's
r:?rf.r5Wilij?-. Safe ISeuie-
;K ",:;! dies are sold
n n d Dealers
- - -
JSS5fnd rr Pnmr.hlot
'-- atf-t, .Hi- jWl
lie. s T
OF PLATT3MOUTH. NEBRASKA,
JOH.V FlTZOF-RALD .
K. . DOVKV
A. W. McLAUdllMX.
JO.MI O ItUt'KKlt
This Bank Is now op'D for biisines at their
new room, corner Mam and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stock, Bands. Gnld, Government and Local
. BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest AUoto
ed n Time Certificates.
Ivailable in any part of the Cnited States and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
AGEXTS VOH THE
kman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
PURCHASE Tir-HETS FROM US
Thronjch to P 1 a 1 1 n m o n t h .
B. & M. R. R.Time Table.
Taking Effect December 5, 1SS0.
FOK OMAHA FKOM PLATTSMOCTH.
l-eaves 7 :'J0 a. m. Arrives 8 : a. in.
2 :4r p. in. " 4 :00 p. in.
" 7 KM) a. in. " 9:10. in.
KKO.M OMAHA FOK rL-ATTSMOUTH.
Leaves 8 -jm a. m. Arrives 10 :X) a. m.
' :.t5 p. m. 7 :W p. in.
" 7 ;00 - " " 9 :H) " "
FOR THE WEST.
Leaves Plattsmouth 9 :20 a. m. Arrives Lin
coln. I'j rt5 p. ill. ; Arrives Kearney, 7 40 p. m.
Leaves I'lai tsiuouth al7 :'J5 p. m. ; arrives at
Lincoln at :Ml t. m
Freight leaves at 8 :50 a. ni. and at 8 :10 p. ra.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : 6fp. in. and a :00 a. m.
FKOM THE V.'EST.
Leaves Kearney. 3 :ri a. m. Leaves Lincoln.
I .00 p. ill. Arrives Plattsniout.i. 3 :J0 p. in
Leaves Lincoln at 5:45 a. in., arrives at
riattsiuntilh 8 a. III.
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :0S p. m. and C :40
p. in. Arrives at Platt.sniuuih at 5 ;35 p. in. aud
II -.Mp. ai.
Pansetger trains leave Plattsmouth at 7 00 a.
in. 8 03 a. in.. :i 40 p in. and arrive at Pucilic
Junction at 7 30 n. in., 8 30 a. in. aud 4 10 p. iu.
FKOM THE EAST.
Passenger trains leave PaciTic Junction at 8 30
a. in.. 6 4.T p. in., lnoo a. in. and arrive at Platts
inouih at 9 00 a. in.. 7 13 p. m. aud 10 30 a. in.
It. V. U. f!. Time Table.
Taking Effect Sunday, Vecemhcr 5. 18S0.
5 :'. ".ilil
7 : Jo
lilA E H I I.I
RED L CI).
P.LOOM I Nt iTON".
N A PON EE
10 : Jo
1 1 A)
Alt It I VA I, AU IKIAItTl'ltK OV
I'LATTSnOl TH MAILN.
7.3H p. III. I
9 .'to a. in. f
8.00 a. in. I
3..l p. in. f
li on a in
7.: p. in.
10.30 a in. I
7.:ta p. in. 1
11.00 a in.
I 7.xi a. m
I 3.00 p. Ill
I 8..V) a. in.
I 6.13 p. m
3.011 p. in
7.1 0 a. ra
i 7.43 a. in.
(2.00 p. Ill
1.00 p. in
l.oo p. in
J. W. Marshall. P. M.
There is no civilized nation In the Wert era
Hemisphere In liieh the the utility of Hostel
lers Stomach Hitler as a tonic, corrective,
and null hi'ion medicine, is not known and
appreciated. While t is a medicine for all
ea-ons and all climates. It is especially suited
to t he complaints ceneri ted by the weather,
beim; the purest and l est vi g l.ihle etiiiiulait
in the world.
For sale bv Dntiritisf and Dealers, to whom
apply for Uosfetter's Almanac for 181.
Constiniptioii. IJroin liitis.Aslhiiia, (icii
oml Dcbilit), Uraln Kxliatist ion,
Chronic Constipation, Chronic
Diarrhea, Djcjicpsia, or
LOSS OF NERVOUS POWER.
Are positively and speedily cured by
Fallow's Caaponnl Srrtu ol flyfoilosiliitgs.
Attention has been called jo the fact that In
asmuch as Salts of Hypopliospinte art? more
reaililv absoi bed by tlie system, they are bet
ter iuilieated at auxiliaries with which to im-
Iirove the Blood, and (icuerally to cure Wasting
mea-es. lliai- all other preparations from
Photipliorus. Aud sine Phosphmus enters so
larcely into the animal economy, it becomes
par ex'eellence the best vehicle with which to
associate the othei vital.inu ingredients of
liealty HIoikI, Nerve and . Muscle, lu Fellows'
Syius of Hvpophoxphites are combined all the
sul-taiieeii" found necessaiy to Insure robust
Ileal! li. ud. w liereas. it whs invented with a
View to sunplv every defiicieney. it ceitainly
has perfoi ineA some wonderful cures.
lo not be deceived by remedies bearinpr a
similar name ; uo other preparation is a .sub
stitute for ttiis. under any circumstances. Look
out for the name and address, J. 1. FFLI.OViS.
St. John. N. B tN.n the yellow wrapper in water-mark,
which is seca by holUiu the paper
before the light.
Price, $1..0 per Bottle. Six for g?.50.
SOfrD-HY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Successir to Saoe Brothers.
TINWARE, SHEET IR0X, ZINC.
At the old. Stand opinisite the new Hotel.
ifaJdn r ScsoiriM Echo.
10 iiXHa! i!
yT!l COMPOUKO syrup )Vw
'. A TT T IE M
IBeiisg PeiroiB of eISisg
Call nnd MIE tliat we mean wliat we
OiiiieSiilla. " c
Clfteap suit ofClotIic
lUcavy " ' " -(Crood
66 " " all wool
We Will poitiveiy Stick -
( Intlianola, Iowa,
( Stan berry, Mo.
n n fflimimlbifflg;
Square Pealfifig, and
Money Positively Refunded
OTTH PH.ICJS LIST
Yards Hesit standard -Prints for
JSS Yards od -JPrifiits for
lsite styles ood rcss Groods
Good Claeviot iairtlags - - -Kest
Glulaaisasj Colors Warranted
Good antia lasaEsels -
Positively at Mamufaeturers9 Cost. cc osar
tr9 a m, J jv
IcS ILatlies9 aiad Mesa's Wear as low lis I?oforfoE2.
The Best and Latest Styles of HATS &U$ GAPS. Vry Low
IPimnannfiiliiiiE'B . IFlmip.imiitmiir ?
At Cost Prices Strictly. Secure now wlille our Stock is Pull.
Me sure to see us before spelling, any money elsewlsere,
and If we don't sell to you9 sonae otlaer places will lasive to srive
you tlieii- goods. Come to tlae
Hirs-a? Hvsu. store, r :
we will tfbr tlie nexl S aliay
elow we uote a Few Piice2
r-w. er-. orrr s
(7 if (n
vLP alLO w
Strictly at 0T IScmember !
.ajTX:E; .-O? 1R
IT I N !
out our Memmnm TVin
2,5 G - -
to What we
S. & C. MAYER,
door to Frank Carruth's .Yew Jewelry Store,
i n n
-lwJ Mi' lilhif
the 0nePrice tytens
on Goods nol as represented
ti a. sat ptt
A'aLyaa j stir sj e.
n v a is -i Cs.-
place wkere you are. certain of
E -A. T .HVE E IsT
v x. izLzsizir. & so
&i r tzar
O..iir' VV ilUJJt o
and IS 1-.
large liBae9 aind
m tr ' )
T . " '
K,jisja- j aj i .M .j.yjasfoa--jrTa.1 Jap J aaUlgaypiaj
Our ew York Letter.
New Yokk City, Dec. 23.1. 1SS0.
Deai: II Kr.ALD : Tlie season of fes
tivity and miitli is" now iuily cotu
icciiceil in this city, liecepiions, Lalla,
skating and sleighing naities, and theatre-going
are in order. Merrily the
sleigh bells jingle on the Ki'ighton
road, and the clash of steel is heard
n the lakes in the parka. Prospeet
1'aik has the largest lake, 00 acres,
and on last Saturday lully 0000 per
sons skimmed over the glittering ice,
while numerous ice-boats darted hith
er and thithei Willi frightful rapidity .
The theatres are, of couise, u great
source of amusement for a large class
ot people, and the stage is continually
supplied with the best actors Unit the
world produces. Each succeeding
star seems tu outshine the preceding
luminary. It is supposed that Mary
Anderson will in the course of lime be
the greatest actress of the age, as it is
said by some that she already tills the
place of the lamented NeilsoH.
The appointments of the city otliceis
last week by Major Cooper was a
smart trick of the ltepublicans. The
last political contest was very bitter,
and Mr. Grace, the democratic nuni
inee for mayor was elected by a small
majority. Major Cooper, at the last
meeting of ILe aldermen appointed a
Republican for every city ctiice, and
even "Jjoss" JViin Kelly who had
claimed to control 40,000 votes, was
compelled to step down and out from
his position as comptroller, as Allan
Can.pliell was appointed in his place.
So all the ollices have been filled with
liepublicaus before the incoming
mayor and aldermen have any voice
in tlje matter.
Some ileuis of interest, perbapa, to
your readers are, that the stupendous
bridge over the East Kiver is now
rapidly approaching completion ; that
President Hayes, Secretary Evarts,
General Grant and others witnessed, a
few weeks ago, the unveiling of the
statue of Alexander Hamilton at one
of our great parks; that the obelisk,
or Cleopatra's Needle w hich is to be
set up in the same park, is still slow
ly but surely making its way through
the streets. We saw it recently being
dragged inch by inch in the neighbor
hood of 00th street and Dtli Avenue.
It is iibmut the shape of liunker Hill
Monument, and is about 70 feet in
length and S fVt-t square tit tho base.
Chun its surface are carved strange
characters and heiroglvuhies. Jt
weighs 210 tons the same as 24
fitight cars. The ancient Egyptians
must have had an extraordinary
knowledge of mechanics, to bring
these obelisks and similar masses
from the quarrios and elevate them to
their respective positions. Even in
these modern times to do this is con
sidered a wonderful feat of f tigineei-
ing. .mil is taxing IheaMtinost ingenui
ty of Eieutenant Commander Gor
rinse. But the greatest novelty of the age
is the eievated Kainoads t tour in all
2nd. Ave,, 3d. Ave., Gth Ave. and Oth
Ave.) they show what can be accom
plished by man in spite of all obsta
cles and oppositions from legislations
and public and private individuals.
They are till consolidated and do an
immense business, running a train
every two minutes both up and down
the. four divisions from 5:o0 A. M. till
midnight. Alter that trains run
every lift eon minutes. They employ
thousands of men as station agents
telegraph operators, conduct vrs,
guards, porters, gatemen. clerks, etc.
All the employees are dressed in a
handsome uniform of bltiw clth,
trimmed with brass buttons, and a
cap to correspond, and a badge bear
ing their respective numbers.
The roads are all built of iron run
ning along the streets just above the
tracks of the surtace roads, Leing sup-
ported every 00 feet by iron beams or
posts of different heights, according to
the grade. The highest point, probab
ly, is n the Snd. Avenue read near
S5th. street, where it soars above the
house-tops, reminding one of Santa
Chms riding over the chimney-tops
the night before Christmas.
Another great scheme, but as yet not
quite developed is tin- underground
railway to be tunneled from the l.it
terv at Tier I. to Central Park a dis
tance of about six miles.
While speaking of underground rail
ways, 1 will add, that the N. Y. C. and
H. 11. II. runs under 4th. avenue, from
42d. street to 12D;h street, a distance
of nearly live utiles. It is a solid piece
of masonrv work, brick and stone with
openings overhead at nearly every
block. It cost 82,000.000. and'is prob
ably ihe greatest and must cosily piece
of railroad work in this country, not
excepting the Hoosac Tunne'.
Many intt-n sung and curious sights
mav be seen while travelling on the
eleyated railroads. At some points
of the rotid the car windows cotut
w ithin clo.ie proximity to those ef the
houses, thus t nabling a person on th
train to peer into the privacy of hous
es. I remember one warm, sultry miu
dav afternoon as 1 was riding down
town I lookep through the window of
a brown stone front, and beheld, much
to ni y. amazement, a lover folding to
his enraptured lmwm his darling
Amelia. She looked out the window
just its I looked iu and b'ushed. I
have no doubt she vowed vengeance
against the elevated nuisance.
Another block farther on I saw two
children quarreling ami lighting wver
a crust of bread. Their mother was
sitting near with her face covered with
her hands. Similar sad scenes ma' be
Any one visiting New York should
not fail to take a trip on the "Elevat
fd," its it is called. I mu4t add before
I lo?e that the inventive genius, or
otherwise s: rength of inind and busi
ness faculty of a son of Prof. U. W.
Wise, of your city, greallv facilitated
the colossal task of constructing these
far famed elevated railroads.
Mre anon. Era D. Dennisox.
Ed. Herald: "What has become of
our Heralds? They did not come in
on Friday last, and failpd to come in
Tuesday's mail. We occasionally lose a
number from some cause or other; w
conclude of course that they are mail
ed regnlfly to us. and Ihe fault must
lie with '-hie P. M. on the route. It ia
sweeping over us, (and I might sa
through us) has swept thvm away; of
one thing however we are sure, and
that is, that the carelessness of our
mail carrier is of considerable, incon
venience to the public. For instance
lh call for our Earmer County Con
vention was mailed lo the Hkhald
and Bee at Euella Friday morning
Dec. 17tu before mail time, and it did
not reach Platts mouth until Wednes
day the 22, lUo mail can r haviug
lathed to call at Luella on his route to
Ashland, going instead by a shorter
route, a frequent occurrence. The call
did not reach the Bee in time and t nly
reached the HERALD at the eleventh
We are sorry that the extreme cold
weather made it necessary to postpone
the convention, to what time wo have
not learned, but w e hope to no distant
flay, as tho time has come when the
farmers must unite against these mon-
archsof transportation, who gather iu
the n uns of our annual harvest.
Some weeks ago the Inter Ocean in
vited its readers to give their opinion
about lit cabinet to be selected by
Gen. Garfield. Fearing that tho President-elect
wauld go astray without
our valuable advice, we hastened to
give our opinion, but for some reason
unknown to us.it ws not published.
Being still anxious about the matter
we send it to the Herald hoping that
it may find room and yet reach James
A. before it is too everlastingly late.
Nov. a-, 18so.
While we do not oppose the President-elect
consulting the wishes of the
people we are decidedly opposed to th
plan of farming out the appointment
of cabinet officers, as a reward for
campaign work done, giving complex
ion to the opinion that these stalwarts
were prompted by n higher motive
than tho expectation of sharing Ihe
spoil, or public patronage, or that the
President of these United Stats
should use the patronage f his exalt
ed position for partizati purpose "i
cement more surely than ever the re
publican" or any other party, but that
earnest, honest and capable men be
selected, men whose wisdom and in
telligent judgement will be heard in
the counsel of administration for the
best inteiests of the whole country.
"He serves his party best, who
serves his country best.". President
Garfield's long public experience, and
his extended acquaintance with public
men eminently qualifies him to make
his own selections; judging from what
we read of the man, no government
vultures need apply. Wo earnestly
hope his administration will be as free
from Bellknaps aud Babcocks as that
of President Hayes has neen. We
have no friend aspiring for an appoint
ment that we know of and we are not
"dat veiler in the gallery."
Note by Ed If we had that mail
carrier, we would decapitate him.
The IIekalds left here on time.
From Jefferson County.
Endicott, Doc. 23, 1880.
Ei. IIliiald: I'.ns bidug Curist
mas, a time when every one thinks of
home, from which I am away, and
having spent many merry Christmas
days in Cass County, my mind naiur
ally revet ts to old Cass and the days
of yore. rince I left you I have travel
ed much in our young State, having
been engaged iu the construction ol
depots on the Republican Valley divis
ion of the B. & M., which line runs
through some of the best parts of our
Slate, and has been the cause of rg;n
iziug some thriving towns that bin fair
to be amongst the best in our Slate.
Ycl I have lo confess that I have not
found a place that would tempt me to
leave Cass for a homo.
My last tnree weeks have been spent
in Jefferson County, at the point where
this road crosses the St. Joe & Denver
(which road is controlled by tha U. P.)
and is a few miles west of what is
known as the Otoe Reservation, being
midway between Fairbury and Steele
City, in the valley of the Little Blue,
which has been noted as a corn produ
This new town, fjcated as it is, can
not fail to be an important point in the
near future. On the first day of Janu
ary the train of the B. & M. will reach
this point, when the St. Joe & Denver
will also make a station here, which
has not been done as yet. This will
give them the advantages of two of
the best lines of railroad in our State,
the B. & M. and the U. P. This and its
abundant water power and rich farm
ing land cannot fail to bring it to the
front. Though only a few weeks old it
hits reached the number of two hun
dred inhabitants, which is remarkable,
as all building material has been haul
ed a distance of live and one-half miles.
This new town otters great induce
ments to those seeking locations for
dry goods, drugs, grocery and hard
Great preparations were made here
for Christinas day, that being ihe time
appointed for the B. & M. tiack to
reach this place. A meeting of the cit
izens had been called, and tttey decided
to have a barbecue and free dinnei.
Mr. E. Hawks kindly donated the ox
for the occasion. Adcordinglv, on the
morning of the 20th teams might bo
seen coming in on all mads leading to
the town, until 12 o'clock, when a big
crowd of four hundred or more people
had gathered on the grounds of the
new ii. &'M. depot. A committee of
the whole proceded to the crossing, a
flagman being stat.oned on the St. Joe
& Denver road. Ti e east bound train
was then stopped; the conductor and
engineer were presented with a fine
cake each, and allowed to go on their
The crowd then proceeded to the
freight house of the depot, where ta
bles ha 1 been set to accommodate one
hundred people. Mr. J. I,. Tait ad
dressed the meeting wiiii some very
appropriate remarks; after Which
Messrs. Newell, Rivett. Oliver and Tait
of the Depot Crew Glee Club, sang a
Welcome; remarks and song being ap
preciated by all present.
Mr J. L. Tait proposed a toast to
the officers and employes of the B. &
M.in Neb., setting forth tke very able
manner in which the interests of the
company were managed by said offi
cers, and expressing the confidence of
the people in the company; which was
responded to by Mr. Pike, of the En
Mrs. McCanlass, assisted by twenty
five children, sang "Merry Chaistmas,"
and leceived loud applause.
East, but not least, Messrs. Oliver,
Rogers and Rowe, of the Depot Crew
Glee Club, sang "Carve dat 'Possum."
which had been altered to suit tho oc
casion to "Carve dat Ox." At the close
of this dramatic piece three men, w ho
had been apointed for that purpose,
removed the covering from the reasted
ox, and did good service until all were
satisfied, which had caused, a resetting
of the ables three times. The ladies
had sumptuously provided cake, bis
cuits, chicken, pickles, coffee, and ev
erything on ceuld wish for upon such
After dinner the programme was
concluded with a foot race of 150 yds..
wnicn was closely contested by seven
Moody and Sankey singing; books
have made their appearance in tho in
terior of Africa.
The Egyptians mado glass and color
ed it beautifully three thousand years
More money is spent in two month i
for political purpose on each rroi-
tial campaign than is aflelfc'ii rMTi
for religious purposes iu two years.
The Lord stands no show by tho side of
a Presidential candidate.
At & Newport dinner-party a ladj
guest was so unfortunate as to break a
plate belonging to a rare set of French
china. The lady insisted upon either
mending or replacing it. but liudinj
both impossible sho was obliged to send
abroad and duplicate the entire dinner
f ct of over 200 pieces.
The latest stories told of tho King of
Bavaria do not indicnte that ho is no
longer eccentric. HU present idea is
to resemble Louts XIV., and he is hav
ing a palace built copied ifter Uiat of
Versailles, and which will cost 75,000.
000 marks. Some time since ho caused
a certain General of his suite to be
aroused at 2 o'clock in the morning to
play a game of billiards. T;ie General
was sleepy, and was unable to kep
from yawning during tho game. Tho
King said nothing, but the next day tho
General was placed on the retired list,
"for having been wanting in ptspect to
According to the Lyons (France) .Vccf
icae, tho marriageable nge in Austria
is 14 for both sexes; in Germany IH for
men and 14 for women; in Belgium, IS
for men and 15 for women; in Spain,
14 formonandl2forwtiBii-,n trance,
18 for men and 15iof women: in
14 for men and 12 for women; ia Cath
olic Hungary, 14 for men and 12 for
women; in Protestant Hungiry. 13 for
men and 15 for women; in Italy, 18 for
men and 15 for women; in Portugal, 14
for men and 12 for women; in Russia,
Romania and Saxocy, 18 for men aud
10 for women.
A minor had a wonderful rid in a
tin pan in Colorado. Being at the top
of a mountain, and desiring to get to
the bottom of the valley, he knew that
a tedious and circuitous walk of fifteen
miles was necessary by tho ordinary
route, while tho distance straight down
the snow-covered incline was only three,
lie had such a pan as miners use in
washing out g"ld. Squatting down in
this, away he went, faster and faster,
until the solder of tho vehicle 'was melt
ed by friction, and he was almost insen
sible from lack of breath. But the trip
was quickly over without any mishap,
and the passenger now declares that
ho enjoyed it.
During an excursion to tho White
Mountains mado in July, 187'J, Mr. W.
II. Pickering visited a moving mass of
snow in Tuckernian ravine, which bo
describes as presenting many of tho
phenomena of an Alpine glacier, only
on a greatly reduced acale. Tho sur
face of tho snow was convex, being
highest at the middle; where not expos
cd to the sun it was very hard, and dif
foreed from ice only iu color. Stones
previously placed upon the surface of
the patch showed that tho middle had
a motion of about eight inchci per day,
the sides moving mure slowly. In Mr.
Pickering's opinion it corresponds with
the upper portion of a rrladcr, and
might, perhaps, be called an incipient
Live out of doors as much ytt can.
It is the place for a man o he. It m
good for the health. A dist ingub hod
physician was in the habit of saving:
"Ilowever bad the air maj- be out of
doors, it is always worse in tl o house."
It is good for the temper. People who
are always shut up in the house are apt
to grow fretful and peevish. They are
prone to acquire narrow views of
things, and to worry over trials not
worth considering. It is good for the
whole character for strength, hope,
patience and fortitude. ItciDiuidsnnd
softens one's nature and makes ti" nor"
- ai riii Uiif0
The literal meaning of this word is
to makeover again; but in its ordinary
acceptation it is intended to convey the
idea of rest, refreshment or rather, ren
ovation. The body is refreshed by
rest; the brain is renovated by sleep,
by absolute repose. But body and
brain may be invigorated for a season
by changing the direction of their re
spective activities. And also by work
ing alternatelj. A man who lias be
come tired of riding on horseback or in
a carriage, rests himself, gets rids of
his fatigue by walking. The brain
which has become weary in thinking of
one subj"ct is refreshed bj- s jme otiicr
study. On the other hand, a man who
feels tired all over, by work, or a long
walk will get rested sooner by sitting
down to read than if he did nothing.
Rachel, tho great tragic actress, when
returning from one of her performances
at two or three o'clock in the morning,
rested herself by spending a:i hour or
two in changing the furniture of her
rooms. The best scdativo which a pub
lic speaker can take after a great effort
is to read a newspaper, or anything
else that has a variety of short state
ments. The great practical idea we w ih to
convey is, that recreation is not idlo
ness, i,ut a change of direction in the
operation of the physical pr mental
forces. A French actress lately went
mad within an hour after tho play, be
cause she went home. laid down and
let the mind run on in the s;imc track.
She shodld have changed to bodily ac
tivity like Rachel. llulT a Journal of
Ignorance a Cause of Disease.
The more thoroughly the causes of
disease are understood, tho more and
more they are found traceable to a vio
lation of "the hygienic laws. If the rav
ages of cholera, of yellow fever and ty
phoid may be controlled in a great
measure by tho observance of such
laws w hy may not scarlet fever, measles
and whooping cough these t-courges of
infant life be prevented, or very much
limited? The prevailing sentiment
that all children must necessarily have
these diseases once, finds no support in
the nature of plrysiology or in the prin
ciples of hygiene. The fact is alrcadv
well established that the spre ad and vi
olence of 6carlet fever, by isolation,
cleanliness and ventilation, are very
much modified, and, in some instances,
entirely prevented. We believe the
time will come when measles, scarlet,
fever and whooping cough, which noty
destroy such multitudes of children,
w ill become, in a measure, things of
the past. It is not only tho great
amount of sickness and mortality oc
casioned directly by these diseases; but
the impaired constitutions and other
complaint3 consequent upon them, that
may also be prevented. When tho
community realizes fully that the means
of preserving health especially in early
life, are placed, in a great measure, in
its own hands, a far higher estimate
will be placed upon value of human life,
and the responsibility for its preserva
tion will be found to depend in a grpat
measure upon huaoaa eflorts. Da: 2a