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PLA.TTSMOUTH, JAN. 6. 1880.
: Our Club List.
Here wc are with eur Club List again. Ami
I every pal J up subscriber to tlie IIkuald wc
will give In addition a aChristma present, a
ery-I tae llr.KALB Aldlne Almanac, whlcb Is
Illustrated wIM sgravings from the finest art
ttaelishmect in tue cotnify. So Lurry tn with
yor ufeerptian( in time to est the Almanac :
Till ,-. - TBICK.
Herald and Inter-Ocean, (weekly) ?2 75
" Kl. Louis Globe-Demecr-.it... 2 75
' " Burlington IJawkeye a 75
Louisville Courier-Journal... 3 05
" " Islle's Ills. Newspaper 4 15
" N. Y. Times (semi-weekly) . 4 15
' Sun, (weekly) 2 C5
. " ' loledo Blae 3 00
' Cincinnati Commercial (and
preni) 2 C5
Scientific American . ..4 20
14 " Nebraska Farmer... 2 75
Omaha Kepublicau ( pim). 3 00
' " . Omaha Bee (atid prem) 3 65
- .. .. state Journal ivrilh map prm) 3 20
American Agriculturist 2 65
" " Prairie Farmer. 3 20
" " Nat. Live Stock Journal 3 80
" ' Western Bural 3 10
' Harper' Bazar 85
W eekly 4 85
it" Monthly : 4 65
" Younn People 2 hi
Strlbner's Monthly 5
' " St. Nicholas 4 10
" Eclectic MaKazinc 5 75
' Demoret's Monthly Maga
zine, (without premium).. 3 2 "
' Godey's Lady's Bonk 3 2i
Phrenological Journal 3 15
'- " Literary & Ediicai'nal Notes. 2 25
' Good Company 4 00
" Chicagt Tfibune 2 70
WiiiTTAKK.n, the colored cadet, is to
have a new trial, which will commence
in New York on the 2ih insl.
Wi; are very sorry to be obliged to
omit a Weeping Water letter which
came just as we were going to iress.
The Christiaucy divorce case is're
vealing a depth of mistiness which i.s
sickening to think of as a concomi
tant of life in the higher ranks of civil
and public service.
There was a corner in sleds in
Philadelphia during the recent big
snow east. Fr several years they
hav not had much snow tliero. and
tha stock of Stealers was allowed to
run 'low. T winter the coasting
,-ns-6 tjood everybody wanted a
aleigli and prices trebled.
A terrible accident occurred on
the Nebraska Northern road. Tuesday
last, near Oakland. A gang of men
wtre at work shoveling out a cut when
the passenger train passed, and the ea
ginwr, blinded by the flying snow, ran
over and killed six men, and Urribly
wounded one mere.
Tiie London correspondent of the
New York Ti.. es writes as follows to
that paper, under dat" of December
f As an example of "English good
feeling toward American work, Serib
net's Magazine for November readied
a scale of over 15,000 copies, a circula
tion larger than 'Jornhill, Miicmillan,
Belgravia, Eraser, IJlackwoud, or the
Contemiwrary. The portrait of
Gladstone iu Sci inner bas given great
satisfaction to the premier's family
.The Legislature opens this week
and the rusa to Lincoln is immense.
Never before wero there so many vis
itors at the opening. The Senatorial
contest attracts numbers, the Farm
ers' Alliance meeting mny more and
with the various meetings of Statu
Board of Agriculture, Historical Soci
ety &c. &c.. th town is full, fuller,
New Year's in Plaitsmoutli was
right royally kept. The only open
liouscs we know of were Mrs. Wright's
and Mrs. MacMnrphy's, beside the
great body of ladies who received at
. the Hall. There were a great many
there, music, both vocal and instru
mental, in the evening the Band
played very handsomely, and when
some 40 or mre Good Templars
marched in regalia the audience be
came very enthusiastic. 1SS1, the
queer year, which is the same both
ends to, and spells, reads and figures
the same'both ways and upside dow n.
was inaugurate! in Drst rate s-t le. If
The weathea is as pleasant the last end
as at the Jffrst (and it should be) we
sliaiThuve a line winter next time, and
if the "times continue as good als.
will be a happy New Year in
Plattsmoctii, Dr.e. 31. Mr. Edi
tor: Another year will scon be
numbered with the past gone with
the fleeting ages of time. May the
New Year that will dawn upon us in
a fer-hours be fraught with a bright
future for the "Herald" as it is a pa
per well conducted, neatly printed,
promptly issued, and every way
worthy of support. So to you a "Hap
py Nw Year," 'Tis th wish of a
friend to the '"IIeuald."
Although "not for publication
ihe author of the above writes, wo
feel constrained to disregard the re
quest, as it is the only method we
haTO of rendering acknowledgement
of a kindly tribute to the Herald
1 which does its Editor much good. We
- depart from our usual custom in
printing anonymous contributions by
so doing, but inasmuch as this breaths
only the kindliest sentiments, feel jus
tified in coing so, and in return can
only desire for our well wisher the re
wards which rightly" belong to the
Aid for (be Needy
Ed. Herald: If you will allow m
a little spaco in your paper I will be
very- grateful to you. About tha 10th
of last November I received a call for
help from the western sufferers. I de
voted eomo time in raising what aid I
could for them. The B. fe M. R. II.
furnished me. a car free of cost, and
the people put in that car 2SS lushels
of corn and sorco clothing. That car
was sent west to Hastings and tke
produce and clothing was distributed
among the needy of Frontier, Gosper
and Bed Willow countits; G3 families
received hslp. I have the names of
every person that got help from that
ear; for they all signed tins kind of a
This is to certify that I am in great
red and that my wants wero not
rought about by any cause of my
They all signed the above and the
papers were sent me and I have them
tn my possession. Some one has said
.!)fs Buffered had to pay for that corn
when they got it.: This is all false.
Any one wanting farther informa-
Jon can some to
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FiariatWur cassf UU, Neb,
Tlia Wisaomjf Nebraska
ASSEMBLES at LINCOLN
NEAR THE OLD SALT BASIN,
Bat Saltpetre Wont Sire Part of tho
Lincoln, Tuesday, Jan. A, 1881.
Stars! but there's a mob here I The
old Commercial was chuck full
last night. We saw Col. Woodford
and John B. in close confab, but it
wasn't that kind of "full," they kick so
much agairst that we mean.
It was crowded so that with all Ira
hofFs enlargements, one could scarcely
squeeze through in the main room,
and the staircass resembled that
famous winding purcatory at the Palm
er House in Chicago last May. Six pages
of the register were covered yesterday.
fellows, held a caucus List night,
and agreed upon Burr for Secretary of
the Senate; Pembertorrass't Secrotarv ;
F. E. Smith, 2d a3s't.; C. II. Gould,
Sergeant at Arms; J. W. liyau, ass't
Sergeant at Arms; Dinsmore, Prs.
of the Senate.
This settles one of tho small fixhis
and lets things loose for to-day, on the
There are Church, Windham and
Shedd, all on the anxious bench. A
House caucus to-day before the open
ing of the grand parliamont, is 3up
poed to decide that. At present
Howe is ahead, but there are enough
anti-IIswe votes to beat him, if they
were massed, but while they art toss
ing pennies to see whether it's Shedd,
or Windham, or some other man,
Chuich will slip in. Maybe ! ?
The Senatorial question is dwarfed
for the moment by the speakership,
and minor oflices, but it will soon loom
The meetings, the associations, and
the alliances that propose to meet here
this week or next are a caution.
The Farmers Alliance tomorrow,
the Knights of lljnor soon, the State
Bar Association, the 11th; the Press,
the 12th; the State Boards of Agricul
ture and Horticulture, and Heaven
knows what all else, will keep the pot
boiling here for a week or two, coal
famine or no famine.
Miss Lulu Clark, who so lately visit
ed us, was severely injured Sunday, by
falling out of a wagon.
The Incorporation of our Platts
mouth Driving Park Association is
just noticed by the Journal this morn
ing. Cass county rather got left again bo
far on what candidates she bad to the
fore, but accepts the situation and
picks her flint for another time.
To-day will tell tho story of the
speakership, we guess, and. as I'll know
more to-morrow than I do to-day, I'll
wind this up for fun and keep the
best news until we all liud out what
it U. Yours,
Lincoln, Wednesday, Jan. 5.
As you will see by the telegraphic
columns, both houses of oor Legisla
ture are organized, and the machine
may be said to be in grinding order;
what the grist will be no miller can j
tell as yet. If there's plenty of ' shorts"
the bran will be richer, even if the
flour i.s poorer. You see, this Farmer's
Alliance has sort o' thrown a Granger
glamour over our ideas down here.
Tko contest tor the speakership re
sulted in the election of Mr. Shedd, of
Sauudeis, a very energetic young man,
who will no doubt inaku an excellent
speaker. His speech on taking the
elu'.ir was very appropriate, and gave
universal surprise; as not being a pro
fessional man, no one looked for such
an apt little talk at the outset.
have not been determined on yet, at
least we have not Uuard of them. It
is presuuitd that Mr. Windham will
be chairman of the Judiciary.
The suppression of Howe (tempor
arily) seems to give great relief to his
wpponents, but we fancy Churehowe
will be heard of yet before the session
The Cass county boys are mostly
staying at the Commercial as yet.
The mob at this place does not de
crease very greatly and it is far from
being a place where one can "be at
e;ise in mine own Inn."
There are two Burns in the senate
and one Howe in the House and one
in the Senate. Both bodies of men
present a very intelligent appearance
and do contain many members in both
houses that have established for
themselves reputations for good busi
ness qualifications, or high profession
in the senate
Where I have spent most of the morn
ing, the usual routine business of read
ing the minutes and settling minor de
tails of rules, &c. have occupied the
time. It is too early yet to predicate
what the temper of this body is on the
several questions agitating the public
Neither can any guess, that amounts
to anything, be hazarded as to senator
ial preferences, one thing only is sure
Paddock has the most votes in sight
and the other fellows are hunting
round to see where they can scare up
enough to elect their man from.
The House in only just organized
and no business as yet has been done.
I must close to catch the mail.
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1831.
The senate in afternoon session rat
ified the nominations of tue previous
day with the addition of James XV.
Rhine, ass.t sergeant, C. E. Hiee. door
keeper, Emma Kinney, engrossing
clerk, 11. P. Webster, enrolling clerk,
and Rev. S. II. Henderson, chaplain.
In the Ilwiue R. B. Windham was
elected temporary speaker, and B. D.
Slaughter, temporary clerk. On motion
the house proceeded to ballot for speak
er, and II. II. Shedd. of Saunders Co.,
was elected on the first ballot, receiv
ing 74 votes.
B. D. Slaughter was elected chief
cierk on the first ballot. Mr. Zediktr
waa unanimously elected first assist
Messss. Baldwin, Busline!!, Mercer,
Mastin and Wood we; ;ooiinatd for
second ass't cl?rk, receiving; Baldwin
6, Bushnell 10. Mercer 13, Mastia 17,
Wood SO votes. On the second ballot
WtKd wti3 tlvttVC
Our Form of Dress.
How did we come to possess our pres
ent form of dress? This i.s nue of the
manv questions answered by a reie.ver
in the future. Clothing at first was
almost entirely ornamental. The ex
ceptions were such articles m belts
from which instruments of various
kinds could be suspended so as to be
ready for use while the hands were left
free. A savage does not enjoy the lux
ury of a pocket- Even at tlie present
day a Japanese has. to sling his tobacco
pipe and ponch from his belt, and the
only pockets he has are in his sleeves.
The simple cincture was the germ, so
to speak, of the clothing we wear. Af
ter some time a bunch of pandanus
6lips was added in front, ond this was
gradually extended until it made a
complete fringe around the body.
Syiien the arts become so far advanced
that man could make paper doth or
some woven material, these latter sul
stituted for the primitive fringe, and
the kilt was thus developed. Curiously
enough the dress of the Seottisch High
landers embodies these two stages of
progress in the kilt and the sporiui. As
man advanced there were inconvenien
ces attending the use of the kilt, which
were abated by fastening that garment
at one point between the legs, and tho
human mind was then fairlv set upon
tua path to arrive at the attainment of
a pair cf trousers, n uen tne u.iek ana
shoulders needed protection, the savage
nso.l the skin of some animal, and it is
from this sort of covering for the upper
nail of the bodv that we have derived i
our coat-s, vests, shirts, etc. But the
ancient cloak form is even vet retained.
not only by such people as Zulu chiefs,
but in all robes of ceremony by dignit
aries of court and college of 1'ie most
i.igldy civilized nations on the face ot
the earth. The ela'iorate and varied
head coverings of the present day al!
sprang; from a very .simple, origin-!
Four million twe hundred tl:-;-r: )
tons of hot water. averng!0 !":
r mieit, aie a:inua:v pumped r;.m t.io
nnn.-i. To t eat this mass of I
wa'.or try a.-. i.c:.i means won,. I re iuir
a con' a :ij,i ion tf v(. .V'l.lHt-) tov.s o
I 'iiii a year. The water from sonic of
t!4! deepest shafts, 3.1M) feet, has j
temperature uf 107 deg. Fahrenheit.
-Mummies were tHTjninly made in
K-.-ypt some L000 years "before tjie
';iri-l;an era began. The bodv l! the
p.-uriareh Jacob (he died B. 0. 1S'.)
v. -.j eml-aiai-ed and deposited in the
e ive of tiie field of Maehpelah, and his
s. n Joseph., who died before Christ
1J.S.Y, wa?, embalmed in Egypt, by his
own dc. ire, and his descendants re
moved Ida remains, and, during tho
Exodas, buried them in Shechem.
The "Parisian" tell of a woman who
found out a way to prevent wrinkles.
She squeezed out tho juice from the
bulbs of several white lilies until she
l.ad obtained about seventy grammes
cf li'-piid. to which she added an equal
tj'.iauiity of the best honey, and thirty
live gra:nm.;s of pure white melted wax.
Tteso substances, being well mixed,
formed a pomade, with which she de'.l-
i ciOciy vooi hvr face aigitV au4 u&ra-
.Speaking! of General GarQeld as
President, tlie Editor of Scribner'a
magazine, onf of our best, pays him
the following handsome compliment.
We only Lope Mr. Holland's words
and hopes may come true:
The man. who is to succeed Presi
dent Mayes will come to his office
with greater prestige than his prede
cessor, and will be followed to his
chair with livelier expectations. Nev
er within our memory has so brilliant
a man as General Garfield been hon
ored with the Presidential oflice. A
man of splendid gifts, of thorough ed
ucation, of wide and long familiarity
with public life, of intimate practical
acquaintance with the public business,
with first class oratorical power, he is
altogether an exceptional man. Of
the long list of Presidents since John
Quiucy Adams, no man but Martin
Van Buren could be compared with
General Garfield in native gifts and
public culture. As a scholar and an
orator, he is much above what Lin
coln was at his best, and much above
Hayes. A genial man, a manly majr,
a courageous man, who is used to
meeting and acting upon men, who,
through a legislative experience of
many years, has become familiar with
all public business, a. id whose habit
during all this period ha) been that of
battling :or the right, as he in judg
ment and conscience apprehended it,
a man equipped with talent of the
best order, with wide learning held
safely and serviceably in a marvelous
memory, and with oratorical powers
of great readiness and brilliancy, this
is Garfield, the President-elect.
As a wan of ideas, rather than as a
party man, we expect l.im to act in
his exalted office. The people will not
be content with simply a quiet and re
spectable administration. We shall
look to President Garfield forproreis.
He is wise enough to conceive and
plan it, and bold and influential
enough to inaugurate and lead it. In
his hands and by his determined influ
ence the cause of ci vil.service reform
ought to receive a great and derisive
impetus. We feel sure that his in
stincts ar on the side of pure politics,
and he is not blind. He must see that
tlie purification of politics will be im
possible without a reform in the civil
service. So long as office is the re
ward of party work, and the "spoils"
doctrine prevails, just so lon.ee bad and
incompetent men will lead in politics,
and good men will, a a rule, let poli
tics alone. If General Garlild can
lead us out of this quanmire of cor
ruption and corrupting influences, he
will bring him everlasting honor.
Mr. Smith, a T cousin of .Mrs. Chas.
Dawson, was badly scalded by an ex
plosion of a boiler in the Machine
shops. His hands and face being
j. - i
The Earth's 5I.ii:i t! ?i.
The great physical pro'iVm of U:r--trial
magnetism ha en:;,'" ! .
lion of numerous hyi l:it"ly. y. :d
it is well known that several ingenious
solutions of it have In !: prr poniulrd.
Professors Ayrton and IVr:y for exam
ple, conceived the happy thought that
the earth was charged with static elec
tricity, which being earned rund on
the surface by the diurnal rotation,
kited like a "circulating eur.ent and
magnetized the eore. A severe blow
was dealt to this hypothesis, however,
by the mathematical criticism of Pro
fessor Rowland, who pointed", out that
the surface charge required was compe
tent to send a spark from earth to
moon. A theory based upon the exist
ence of electric currents flowing in the
atmosphere around the earth was pro
mulgated later; and now, says Engin
eering, we have another supposition,
which has a better claim to .. "cus at
tention than any of tl-e n:st, bee. se it
is supported by direct experiment.
Starting from the idea of M. Edluud
that an electric current is really an
ether current flowing in the circuit,
and that electrostatic effects are due to
rarefactions and condensations of the
ether, M. Seliin Lemstrom considered
that he might produce this ether cur
rent by mechanical action. He there
fore made a paper tube having-two con
centric walls and mounted on an axle.
A core of soft iron was placed within
the tube, and on rotating the latter the
core was found to be magnetic, as dem
ount rated by two lme astatic needles. Itc
versinsr the rotation reversed the mag
netic poles; ami M. Lemstrom concludes
that the relative motion of the ether in
t!:e revolving tube and the stationary
core was the cause of the polarity. It
follows that if the tube be stationary
and the core revolved a similar effect
will be produced; ami hence if amsj
ne:ic body like earth i-e rapidly rotated
round its axis in an insulating medium
like the air. it will exhibit magnetism.
Pursuing this idea into mathematics,
M. Lemstrom arrives at an expression
for tho magnetic moment of tlie earth
which agrees very well with the for
mula of Gauss.
"nr 'unptrancr clufim.,f
KDITCD BY TRI VOMAS'9 CHRISTIAN TKM
"For God. and Home, and Native Land."
The XV. C. T. U. again makes its ed
itorial bow and proffers the heartiest
of New Years greeting to the readers
of tho Herald. While modestly con
scious that we can only lay claim to
one thirty-sixth part of an editor's
caros and honors, wo feel that ours is
no slight responsibility in assuming
to conduct a column devoted to a topic
of such absorbing interest as that
which the Temperance question pos
sesses; our main q salification being
thoabidtng interest which we as Chris
tian Temperance Mothers feel in the
subject. Thus conscious of unfitness
wo crave your forbearance and ask
you to follow us through another year
while, even in our horror of the deadly
evil which we combat, we strive in
tho spirit of that noblest sentiment of
our martyred President, "With malice
toward none, with charity for all," to
chronicle the progress of the work in
our own city i. o. the work of the re
former and the work of the destroyer.
We desire here, to acknowledge the
unfailing courtesy of the editors of the
Herald who for aearly two years
have aided in oar enterprises, and we
set sail for another year's voyage
cheered by the assurance of their sym
pathy and assistance.
Ia wishing you again a "Happy
New Year" we confidently assert our
belief that in no way could so gre.it
an amount of happiness be scured to
the greatest number of individuals as
by the entire suppression of the legal
ized liqnor traffic in our city: an end
which it is in the power of our citi
zens to secure for themselves without
waiting for State legislation. For
this let our temperance people tank
and pray, with a faith strong to be
lieve as near at hand, the time wLaii
our New Years Bells shall
'Ring out a slowly dying cause.
And ancient furnm of party strife ;
Ring in the nobler modes of life.
With sweeter manner, purer law.
"King ia t'.ievuii.mt man ai.d free
The larger ne.irt. the kindlier haud ;
Ling out the darknees vl the land,
Rii!g in the Christ that Is to lie."
The New Year's reception extended
by the Temperance Ladies to the gen
tlemen of Plattsmouth in Fitzgerald
Hall deserves to be ranked among the
most enjoyable of such occasions. The
very general presence of the people
was we thinK indicative of sympathy
with the cause which is prominent in
these assemblages. From 12 m. till
11 p. w. the reception continued with
varying numbers present, till evening
when the crowd became so great it
was impossible for the ladies to ex
tend the civilities of the occasion to
all. Any overlooked in this way
must feel assured that none regret it
so deeply as the hostesses of the even
ing. About 10 o'clock the entrance of a
large delegation from the Temple of
Honor in regalia, created quite a sen
sation, mere espcially from the fact
that the newly initiated members, of
whom there were quite a number,
were in the procession. Hearts
throbbed and eyes tilled with happy
tears at the spectacle.
The ladies acknowledge their in
debtedness to the Band which contrib
uted so liberally to the enjoyment of
Tlie one yreat iran', realized more
especially at such times, is that of a
Temperance Home, where we can,
without this great outlay, meet fo5
social or intellectual entertainment
Many of those best qualified to judge,
think this would be financially a pay
ing investment, and we hope our peo
ple will move in this direction soon.
Yes, young man, save it. Put it in
a safki place and add t i. often. We
refer to the dime you were about on
the point of exchanging for a "drink."
Get a stout box made, ad whenever
you arc tempted to spend your coin
torn useless indulgence, drop it into
the said box insteatt, and listen to its
jniKle. Ah! You have no idea how
hail dimes, dimes and quarters count
up. Bui; try this iaviugs bank for a
year, and then count ynur coin, and
you will learn how much you miy.ht
have wasted. And not willy wasttd
money but time, precious priceless
time, and formed habits of idleness
and dissipation which dine to the un
fortunate possessor, as the fabled
shirt of Narcissus clung to him
who once put it on. Yes, save your
money, young man. and spend your
leisure hours at home with your
mother and sisters, occupy yourself
with earnest and judicious study, and
instead of being a hewer of wood and
drawer of water, you will stand a
chance of taking rank with the great,
prosperous and honored ones of the
llev. Dr. Arnot, having been charged
with "excitement" when speaking of
total abstinence, replied:
"People need not tell me that I am
excited on these questions. I know
that I am. I should be ashamed be
fore God and man if I were not.
There is more in the mihliohause of
Glasgow to stir the spirit of a minis-
ter than all that Pawl saw at Athens.
Ju my ministry I meet the horrid
fruits of these whisky-shops; I see
men and women perishing in theso
pitfalls. The number of victims is so
great that it overwhelms me. My
brain is burning, my heart is breaking
The Churcfi is aslep. and the world,
too, and tiiey are hugging each other.
I am weary with holding in. I must
cry. I would lather be counted sin
gular in the judgment or man than bo
unfaithful in the judgment of God."
A Painful ltet respect.
As reported it: the New York
tr. s. Staev. a former salcui-!;. iiu-i-
; .. -.i.i,..'., ,,, b..,, f.e -i
pearnce. said j
"I have seen a man come iito mv
place who afterward filled a suicide's
grave. I have seen man after man,
wealthy and educated, eomo into my
place who cannot now buy his dinner.
For oleven years I sold liquor. I had
or;r of the handsomest saloons in New
York, Some said it was tha best. If
it was tli? best. God help the poorest!
I can recall twenty customers, each
woith from S 100.000 to $"00,000 and
only two of them are low able to
buy dinners for themselves."
Such a business it is certainly well
to have abandoned, but better still
would it have been never to have on
japed in it. Tho liquor-sellers retro
spect is ined a painful one.
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ITEMS OP FiTF.IlF.ST.
The house is ti';l standing in New
Haven. Conn., where Benedict Arnold,
the infamous traitor lived llOyears ago.
A Massachusetts boy about as high as
the counter recently came into a book
store and asked for -a book for ten
cents with a murder in it."
Captain Nye, who commanded the
steamer Stonington nt the time of the
Narragansett disaster, is now a mem
ber of the police force of Providence,
5rde. Ilubertine Auciert, the cele
brated French advocate of woman's
rights, is described as a blue-eyed bru
nette of distinguished appearance and
delicate features. - Her ag is a!. -out
She is the daughter of a rich laudholder,
ami was educated iu a convent. She is
not a brilliant orator, but earnest, sin
cere and energetic She possesses a
handsome patrimony, and lives on her
The statue of Jeanne d'Are, at Com
piegne. the town where she was taken
prisoner by the English, is equestrian,
and represents Jeanne holding a stand
aril in one hand and pointing to the
enemy with the other. The sculpUw is
M. l'roux. The government cast the
work iu bron.e and presented it to the
town of Compiegnc, which has had it
erected in front of the bclfrv, almost on
the fpot where -'Jehanne' was taken
prisoner by the Ticardy archer who was
in the service of the English.
The estate of William Birks Rhodes,
called the llonnslow miser, who died in
i s; 8, has lately been wound up. It re
alized the sum" of 78.000 from invest
ments, chiefly in gas shares, and was
bequeathed in equal parts to the Life
boat institution and the Royal hospital.
Gray' s-I ii n road. The sale of the effects
in tho residence of the deceased realized
5 17s., and the sum of 100 has been
received by each of the live next-of-kin
from the above named institutions in
full of all demands.
A cave in eastern Tennessee is two
miles in length, and has openings at
both ends. The owners of the ground
around each entrance charged for ad
mission, and acted as guides for visit
ors. Their rivalry led to serious fights
in the cave, for each held the other to
be a trespasser. Then one of tho con
testants hit upon a novel and Ir'eetivo
means of ruining the other's busin.-is
lie sunk a shaft so as to admit a large
stream into the cave at about the cen
tre, and, as there was an incline in a
favorite direction, the water poured out
at the enemy's portal, while his own
was unobstructed. The matter is to bo
made the subject of a lawsuit.
The year 1S-S1 will be an eventful one
for the" imperial families of both Aus
tria and Germany, as Jts first three
months will not have elapsed before the
heirs to the thrones of both empires
have entered into the bonds of matri
mony. The special school at Constantinople
for the advanced instruction of girls
and the training of teachers and gov
ernesses has for its principal the widow
of a Hungarian ofiicer who was in the
'iurkish service. The public schools
are free to girls as well as boys.
The British War office authorities
have now detailed a whole company of
the Royal engineers for instruction in
the art of military ballooning. Avery
small detachment had, until this change
was made, been engaged in balloon ex
periments. The question has been asked, why it
is considered impolite for gentlemen to
go into the presence of ladies in their
shirt sleeves, while it is considered in
cverv wnv con-eet for the ladies themJ
selves to appear before gentlemen with
out sleeves at all.
Many farmers and especially farmers'
sons cannot rid themselves of the fas
cination of breeding horses for speed.
It is well for them to bear in mind that
weight, endurance and slrength are
what are most needed on the farm, and
that speed is not compatible with those
As early as the reign of Phillip II. of
Spain (15-1 1 -l.M8) a canal across the
Isthmus of Panama was proposed, but
in view of a possible national monopoly
"his majesty decreed that no one should
attempt or even propose such an under
taking, under pain of death."
Oil 'it y. Pa., is claimed by the heirs
of the Indian chief. Cornplanter. The
site was orijJmiHy purchased from him
in 1N.;S, but its purchasers, being un-i'.i.li-
to pay for it, recomeyed three
hiu.dn-I acres of P. to which his heirs
n't . i:lle. They propose to test
metier in the courts.
'I'm- prr. -;ic obtains in England of
calling f.airs by a special name, as
"The Wild Irishman" or "The Flying
Scott !.!ii:ri.'" The third-cla.-s train
from London to Lancashire still arrives
daily at Pre- ton, and after the lapse of
nearly a tmarter of a century bears the
name t "The Polka."
Steel engraved pictures are now
placed in th-.j corners of no'e sheets ami
correspondence cards, and all Ihe co
quetries known to the engraver are
practiced to make them look like pen
and ink draw ings pa-.tid in.their places.
The designs are usually landscapes, but
there are some groups of flowers on
palettes and a few birds among them.
A free-lunch fiend was fatally pois
oned in Boston by eating some cheese
on the bar which lie afterward learned
had been compounded with some rat
poison. Neither the man's name nor
the saloon ere known, he having died
in a ding store before an antidote could
When a tribo of Bedouins goes out to
fight it is their custom to place one or
two young maidens on the best horses
at the front. These dusky Amazons
encourage the desert cavaliers by their
cries ami gestures, and jdunge into the
thick of 'the fight. Wherever the dam
sels lead the Arab chivalry follows, but
: if they are killed or captured their fol
I lowers lose hcr.rt and retreat.
! The official population of Rhode
L-daud is ''76..r.10. of whom lS,f3t are
males, and 1 13, i'Mi are females; 7 t.l':iO
are foreign born, ami are colored,
including 4 Indians in Newport county,
i 27 Chinese and -4U Indians in Provi
j dence county, and 20 Indians in Wash-
ington county. The total population of
the District of Columbia i.s 17L63S, of
whom 83,594 arc males, and 94,04 1 are
females; 17,115 are foreign born, and
59,402 are colored, including 73 Chi
nese, 5 Japanese, and ti Indians. The
population of Georgetown is 12,578; of
Washington. 147,307, and of tlie rest of
the District, 17,753.
Nevada is a land of curious natural
phenomena. Her rivers have no visible
outlet to the ocean. She has no lakes
of any magnitude. She has vast stretch
es of alkali-deserts, however, that give
every indication of having been the beds
or bottoms of either seas or lakes. Down
in Lincoln county there is a spring of
ice-cold water that bubbles up over a
rock and disappears on the other side,
and no one has been able to find where
the water goes. At another point in the
same county i a large spring, about
twenty feet" square, that is apparently
only some eighteen or twenty inches in
depth, with a sandy bottom. " The sand
can be plainly seen, but on looking
closer it is perceived that this sand is in
a perpetual state of unrest. No bottom
has ever been found to this t-pring. It is
said that a teamster, on reaching this
spring one day, deceived by its apparent.
tmrdJovnoiwJ, concluded to soak one of
his wagon wheels to cure the looseness
of its tire. He therefore took it off and
rolled it into the, as he thought, shallow
water. He never laid eyes on that wagon
The Congrcgationalists have organ
ized fifty-ix churohes in the Sandwich
glands," with church edifices and sala
ried ministers, and besides have con
tributed 54,000 to missions elsewhere,
and 6,000 to build a Chinese church in
Honolulu. A peculiar feature of this
niission is that the American mission
aries going there have kept and edu
cated their children on tho Islands, and
thU ha3 influenced quite number of
New England families, and their do.
scecdants have in about a half-century
become a large part of the population,
so that, whiie the native population
may diminish, another people will more
tiA& till tiidr piacv, ;
Truth and Houor. -
' Query: What is the" best family
medic ne iu the world to regulate be
boel, purify the blood, remove cos
tive: e s and billiousuets, aid digestion
and loi.e op the whole sjs em? Truth
aad honor compels us to answer, Hop
Bitteis, being pure, perfect and harm
less. See another column.
The most wonderful and marvelous
success, in cases where persons are
sick or wasting away from a condition
of miserableness, that no one knows
what ails them (profitable patients for
doctors) is obtained by the use of Hop
Bitters. They begin to cure from the
Brs dose and keep it up until perfect
health and strength is restored. Who
ever is afllieted iu this way need not
suffer, when they can get Hop Bitters.
See other column.
A (Jrand Reputation.
Warner's Safe Kidney ard Liver
Cure has reached a reputation that is
not limited by the confines of section
or country. There are no injurious
substances, nor false or temporary
stimulants in the preparation. It is
purely vegetable, and compounded un
der a formula that has passed feevere
tests, and won endorsements from
some of the highest medical talent in
the country. New York World. 34tl3
F.ighly-flve Dollars LVst.
"You do not tell me that your hus
band is up and about again and en
tirely cured L-y so simple a remedy as
Parker's Ginger Tonic V" "Yes. in
deed, I do" said Mis. Benjamin to her
enquiring neighbor, ";tu I that too when
we had foolishly paid eighty-five dollars-in
doctors' tills and pi escripi iuiis
and after he had byeii given up by his
physicians to die. Now my husband
feels as well as ever and entirely cured
by this excellent Tunic." And many a
sick man might be well in a week if
thpy would only try ir. 39i4
-S'rfiV. CARllTAGE A A" OK.YA
Shop over the Brick Block next ti
plattsm o t t h , - 4iy - - Ni:n.
Successor to Sage L'kot iikiis.
TINWARE. SHEET IRON, ZINC.
At the old taml opposite tlie new Hotel.
Making & Repairirg jDqne.
Livery, Feed & Sale
Or an Old Stable in new hands entirely.
Th New firm of
HOLMES & IIIX0N,
peu the old
STR EIGHT BARN
a tli Corner of Cth and Pearl Streets-wrth a
New Livery Outfit.
GOOD HOUSES AND CAIthlAGK.S at ail
HORSES FOIl SALE.
houses BuvtiiiT j.vn sor.n.
HOUSE!) KEPT BY THE DAT OH fTEEK.
Call and see HOLMES & DIXON.
f t - ' .
t"' - -
Ct' 5 r- . - ; ....
The Most Successful Remedy ever discovered
as li Is certain in its effect dees not Mis
ter. Also excellent for iiuiiiuli liCsli. LEAD
From a Prominent Physician
Va--hini:toiivilie, ildo. June Kth, 18sn.
1K. II. J. KF.Nn.U.r. Co.. C,( i;t : lladin;;
vonr artven i -eii.cnt ill 'loir. Field and Kami, of
Keiulairs S:oin run, and luivin a valo:ii!e
and speedy lloise h!Wi ha4 been l.iine Irom
i-paviii eighteen months. I m'hi iu vimi for a
liolt.e by express, which in ix week removed
nil lameness and enlattieiiiert a;i' a lame splint
Ir.nn another horse, and both horses are to-dav
as sound a coll". Tlie one bottle v.-as worm to
me one hundred dollars.
Respectfully yours H. A. Bnn toi.i.fv. M. I)
Send for illustrated circular civinn Positive
Proof. Price Si. All druiruisU have it nrcan
net It. for you. I)r li. J. Keud.ill & Co.. propii
etors Kuosburgh Kails. Vermont.
The Old Grocery
Although 'Lection i.s over we are not done sellinc; goods, ly a long shot.
OU WILL FIN) AT F.S. WHITE'S ONE OF THE LARGEST AN I
REST STOCKS OF GOODS, OF ALL KINDS IN THE TOWN.
... . . . .
The nicpst Green Winter Apples for sale. Over '2JO liarrels down (Vila:.
Potatoes by the Car-load, PEACH BLOWS j
CASH PAID FOR HIDES FURS. TALLOW. AC. at
- "'""ra""' """" ' ri
- fad K
ti kMmmm o
vmzu wmrm peahuts,
- 'FEOM PHIL. STOXTl-TO-'a
PATENT STEAM PEANUT ROASTER.
POST OFFICE STEWS DEPOT!!
- - . r
GRAIN AND PRODUCE.
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 13S1
.. 3 7i21 00
'.y.y.v.7. '. .y.yy 75
V heat. No.2.
Barlev, No. 3
NEW YOUK MARKETS.
Jan. 5, 1SSL
Wheat. Kye ..
1 l.Vj I :
CHICAGO. Jan. 5. 1SSI
.' cr$5 oo
. ... ' il
l.IV E STOCK.
$4 5.VTKS4 ST
3 IU(& 4 iKi
. 3 73W. 4 S
Corn . . .
W. D. JONES,
Successor to Jone & AKiievr
Ayain takes charge f tht Old
Brick Livery Stable.
The old r.onnor Sialdes. In Plaitsmoutli. ar
now leased by VN . 1). Jones, ami be h
on band New am! handsome accommodations,
iu Hie shape of
HORDES. CARRIAGES. 1WGOIES,
I am now prepared to keep MOUSES
FOR SALE sTRADEI
Train and Break Colts
tu Reasonable T'rini.
ALSO KKU.F..M 15I.P,
That with plenty of room (that every one
knows I have) o. my elnhle. 1 can pet Farm
er' Flock ami wns-ons. loac of hay, &c, under
coyer, wr-eie they will keep dry.
Tti.e.ki in all the old patrons for !hcir liberali
ty. I so.ii it their trade lor t lie fill ure, utisned
Hi . I I eau accommodate litem belter ami do
better b tiiein than ever before.
501 v v r- JONES.
5 no. dfl.SrTiftiadz.
2'ai 'liter J- Graiuer.
ALL KIND OF
painting raining, (Slasing.
Also, Decoration of al! kind-.
Painted in Good Style.
FRESCOIXG A SPECIALTY.
A. 15. Taylor. J. Vai.i.ekv, Sit.
N. Hoi.mi-.s, E. ItoKiivrat.
2.20 a Year, Postage Iaclcsled.
THE CHICAGO WEEKLY NEWS li
everywhere reco nized as a paper unsaf
passed in all the equirements of Amarioaa
Journalism. It stands conspicuous among
the metropolitan oumals of the country as
a complete Ax-aper. Its TelegrapMo
Service ccmr rises all the dispatches of the
Western Associated Press and the National
Associated Fress besides a very extens.ro
serlvce of Special Telegrams from all im
portant points. As a AVurpaper it has no
superior. It is INDEPENDENT ia Polities,
presenting all Political New? free from pars
tisan bias or co cring, and absolutely with,
out fear or favor as to parties.
It 13, in tie fullest sense, a FAMILY PA.
PER- Each issue contains SIX COUPLET
ED STORIES, besides a rich variety of con,
dented notes on Fasnioas, Art, Industries,
Literature, Science, etc., etc. Its Market
Quotation are complete and to be relied
It Is nnsurpasMd as an Knterpnsin,
Pure, and Trustworthy GENEEtAX. I AM
JXY NEWSKiW ti. Our special Ciubbinj
terms brins it w.tntn tne rcaon of au. b'pec
men crpi&s may be seen at tnis office.
E3T"Sina supscrsptions to tnisolhoe.
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL
.PLATTSMOCTII. NEIL .
First elaa Lodging Rooms.
riret Class Boardin.
Good Sample Room
Ever thine mid every comfort
A Good Hotel can FurnMi
Also, Geod Wines, Good Beer, Good LIquo
flood Lemonade, flood Cigar.
Kept at the Citj rTotel.
141y FRED. IIOOS. Proprietor
E. G. Dovey & Son
AT THE OLD STAND,
Still fln! thetnscle! at home to Ca County
Farmers and ail their old customer.
We hare thi Winter our us
ual full and laryer lints of
ffi.Mii than, perhaps, ever be
fore. As the growth of the
country has lemarulil larger
stocks, and of a bttttr class, ice
hare mdiarorcf! to metttlml
Hats, Caps, Gloves I Mittens
for Winter wear, ire hare a
large and varied assortment at
of alt kiwis. Dress Trimmings
of the latest styles. Buttons in
t ndess ra rit ty. On r line of
t iicee dinyly large, ami we
t h in k wt 11 si lecfed.
LADIES- SHOES, MEN'S AND ROYS ROOTS
,M SlInF.S. CHILDREN'S AND
to suit all people and all purses.
A veiy fui! line i f
uiANsnAiii: axi vroF.WARK.
which ou miift see to select fron..
Solars of standard grade.
TCaS "'j"1 ,u""' I'lalitles, selected by our
PflffppP "f loanv brand, especially our o i
lUllCi'U brand of KUKSII IIOASTI- K fOKFKK -
called the "M El! Igl" E." Iry it and sec. before
pureliah;; ele lu re.
Dried Frnirs of alt kind-, frei-h and sweet.
Fresh Crackers a Specialty.
CANNED GOODS from all quarters. Very 81 t
GREEN WINTER Al TI.ES
by the barrel or bu-die:.
In all tlie-e blanche we tdi.-ill en
deavor to vi-11 rf ioico ohm itc. and
as is p-is-ible to do a sotmi liiM-Nt-s.
We iiiNitc attention uml will
show Hlllliat (all euri;oom. Don't
be afraid to ask forwiial you want,
and call . ft ei i and early,
3T1H3 E. G. DOVEY At SON. Plat tsmouth. N '.
FRED. D. LEHNJIOFF.
Morning Dew Saloon !
South-east corner Ma n and Sixth Streets.
Keep the best ni
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
3.1111? Constantly on Hand.
J. F. BAU&1.EIST2R
Fiirnishe Freeh, Pure Milk,
Special call attended tn, and Freeh Milk
from same cow furnUhed when wanted. 41y
MAC III XE SHOTS!
Repairer ef Steam Engines, Boilers,
Saw and Grist Mill
A AX I) NTKAX F1TTI-CS.
Irought Iron Pipe, Force and Lift Pipes.Steatn
GaUKC Safety-Valve (ioveruors.and all
k!u ' of l.rass Eimine Fitting,
repaired on short notUe.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer, in
Mai., street. Cernerof Fifth.
I'LATTSMOUTH, - - - - NEB
Still Better Rates for Lumber
Siicefsror to Sent KOFI. 4. N I EM AN,
Muiiifai turer of
And dealers la
SMOKERS' FANCY ARTICLES. SMOKING
T 0 15 A C C 0 .
Special RRANDSand sizes of CIGARS made to
order, and satisfaction guaranteed. -'iar
clippings nold for smoking tihacco.
Mai-' street, one door nest of .1. S. Duke's store
Opposite Post Ojjiec.
Platts.movth. Ned. Im3
NEW GOO DS ! !
JXO. RONS & SOX,
BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS
At O. Guthuian'ii old store.
A FULL LINE OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
NEW AND FRESH.
of every description.
lioicc ;ml Fancy Candies
and all kinds of
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS,
of the best hrands.
CHRISTMAS TOYS, d-C, dC,
in endless quantities.
FitsIi Rroad Daily.
Don't fail to Call.
JSly J. IJONS & SON, Props.
J. G- CHAMBERS.
Manufacturer ol and Dealer Iu
ETC., ETC.. ETC.
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
e only plate in town where "Turley" pat
ent self a '.J.istable horse collarsare .old.'"
A certain en re for TlervOU!
Debility, Seminal Weak-
ness. Impotence, etts.
iua XLcipiii,a in my vrauw ntr Jt-J l Bar
nd aaiiiiutratedbookortiOpms'e plvfng fall d
tions for self-treatment, sent fre. Addrn
UH. T. "VVXLLIASL3. 434 tititrlL. Iihrrw r-
Retail Liquor Dealer,
cigars and tobacco.
PLATTSMOUTH, - NEB,
Billiard Hall and Saloon od Mam Street, (our
door from Sixth at Neville's
BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, ..LES,
Reueur Uv .iue and Plaoe.
MONARCH BILLIARD at.
f In the basement of Mnjei' Stoic, j
FLATTSMuUTH, - - - , NEBRASKA
one eoor east a ib r. v. (
Roems Newly Fitted up XiiV
JtEW MOW AIUM TA BMW. r
Cigars L Temperance rriakj
Od band at the co tut tar.
It hi a wide and apaciom Hall ; plenty 01 roo:,
for player ,ud seats for vIkiioi. 1
Ei. Olivfk. P. B. MCRPHY. !
Manager. I UI Prop.
MORRIS O'ROURKi:, t
ones more comes forward nit !i an entire tev
FALL Tt't WITSTTEB Z
Stock of the finest Piece iooiii ever brought
into PlalUuioiith ! 1 J,
rvctiv r' ltMU'VT m't to
, . , & Uil Ulll I V, . A. J
" X r A TI T- A VT T TT" T-V . T f rn .
. vv r. rvnviN i Ciijio ri i '
Hundreds, there and they are
a t it vo orovwri
Aiiiraio o u j t aii Ay.
Shop oppriHlle til Com t House. C.lve lilm
LIVERY SALE AND FEEI
Carriages always en Hand
HB ARSE FUNERALS.
r-T-i - t--ETi -s,m-T- -sj-rr, t
I want all of mv aeeounts ettpit to tlate.
ami I shall do ne nine creillt bu-inc.ss. All old
aecounis must be meiiled up. Mid no new nun '
w ill be made. I nlesn m-i nceoiints ate .ctlled
Hbertly tbey will be ued. .
I wish to di a tnct!y c.-vnIi tne Incss In futuK
STRKIORT A 3111,1
and all kinds ef harness uto.K, coiisiaiitty o;i
ReDairinr of all Kfnri? ?
If BATE T DONB m SIiailT NOTICE '
ITEW HAE1TESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER.
And Satisfaction ( u.iraiii eed.
fWRemembcr tlie place, Opposite !!-ut
Itoeck' Km nil nr.- Mure, on Lower M.uii Miet t
STREIGHT rf- MILLER.
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
Lar,;e stock of
BOOTS and SHOES
( LOLL) OUT AT COTS
smI ia fact everything you can rail for in
the line or
CASH, PAID FOR HIDES AND FCRS.
All kinds of eeuntiy oiothice taken in ex
hann for yooils.
All kinds of
Neatly d- Promplp
Horse, 3Inle& Ox Shoeing,
In short, we'll shoe anything that haf
four feet, fron. a Zebra to a Giraffe.
Come and see us.
n Filth R between Main a: J Vine Streets,
ust aerosj -o corner from I lit np.w HERA 1
NEW BKlLK YARD.
I Hill (fo,iS to
MI AKE IB RICK:,
fills spilnj and want te
MAKE THEM CHEAP,
that people e:iu I, nil, I
r.rticK houses ixstead of frame.
I shall contract and
Build BRICK Houses,
the coming year and wruM like Iboie
Intending to IJuild to
--i;ive me a call before looking el -.! licie
JERRY II A IITM AN.
At wy place on asiiiiiiLfton V venue or at F.
S. White' Store n Main Street, Plaitsmoutli,
M HMDWARE STORE.
J. S. DUKE
Has just opened an entire new stock of h?id
NeMdoor west of Chapman & Smith' Drus
A Full Line of
SHOVE 18, RAKES. SPADES ana
ALL GARDEN TOOLS.
NAILS. NAILS. NAILS, by the Ket
ROPE, POWDtCH. SHOT, GRIND
A Full Line of 4 I TI .KIt V.
Special Rates U Guilders and Cvftr
1 1 actors.
All Kood sold as lov
s they po hi !;, can be
Sole Appointing Agent for
Tbe I'nrivallra MiHon A llamlla
Alo State Aiient for the Henry lller and
VV. C. Emer.on Co. Pianos.
S A M FL E I N ST RUM ENTS
at efCce. Sixth, one door south of Main bt.
31 utile Scholar
Will do well to exainiuo our
New Mason & Hamlin
Is CAiidiieteil by an expert accountant and
successful leaeher. lasti urtii.-i I liui-.myli aad""
Luiimii tuner Ulaa eisKwuere. t uu
. ajj yv LSivii, rrw
. " 1 "' hreo JIU " ' '. YiHfatn.iRlr.cV. 1 -S
c 5 'J
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