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VOLUME XVII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1881.
30.il Ii 1:1
.4 -Q 1Z" A'
i&pon tlie Spring Campaign
share of tlie
We can and will "undersell95 all competitor fey S
(Call and see that we mean business.
USTIESCT DOOR TO CAPUTH'S USTZEW JEWELRY
I A L DIRECTORY
State 7Jirerlitry .
A. S. PA I i- K. V . S. Senator, iir:itriOr
A I. VI N HA I . HKItS. V. S. Senator. OiiiitliH.
K. K. VAl.l'N I INK, Ki-pr.-sentat r). West 1'otnt.
ALIilM'S N .N K. ;overnur. Lincoln.
S. J. AI.KX Mi:it, Kern-tary f St:t-.
.JOHN WAl l.lf'Ii.s. Auditor. Lincoln,
(i. M. BAH I't.K 1'T. Tr-asurT, Linrwln.
W". V. ,I(M -. Sunt. PuMie In-lriH-tlox.
A.ti. KKNi" ; Land t'oliiiiil-iiiner.
V.. .1. 1I LWi !. t II. Attorney (ineral.
KKV. '.'. i i A ;;i:lS. t'li.ipUin of IVmtntlary.
It. II. P. K i IHKWSUX, buyt. liisdtal fer
S. M AXWKI.L. Chlif Justice. Premenf.
(iKI). It. LA K 1-, 'innti.t.
A M ASA ( !..".. Llii'-olp.
A'rraurt Judicial Tit'striet .
S. IS. PU'N'I. .liidK. Lincnlii.
J. 1'. WATsoN. rn.MPcutiiic-Atfy. Neb. City.
W. C. SHOW '.. i. 1 Kit, llerk Iililrt Court.
flftttsi. : i !i .
A. N. SI' 1.1.1 A N. t'oUDty Jud).
J. I. IT'TI. i-n:ity t lerk.
J. M. PAT ill. "N, County Treasurer.
It. W. il YKIW ;-.liciilT.
t. II. Woni.KV.Cii. Sup't l"u. lntrtit!u.
i. V. KA I K1'IKL1. Surveyor.
P. P. ;ass. .i'.iifr.
8AM'L KK It 1CIS(. Alt. ri-iiKant 1'iecinct.
ISAAC WILL-. Plaltsinoulll l'r'iinet.
JAM KS CKA V KOitl. South Bend Prerlnet.
Parties liaii.K lus;nesM with the County
Coniti(iii-ii rH. will find llieni in session the
Plist Monday and Tuesday of e.u'h ninth. 4-1tf
City 7)ir tor v. j
J. AV. JOMNsON, Mayor. !
J. M. I'M I KKM )N, Treasurer.
J . I . S 1 M l'S N . ( i I Clerk. '
KICMAKO VIVIAN. PolicJr.dfe. I
W. I. .U INKS. Chief of Police. i
K. E. WllliE. Chief of Kire lppt.
II'M'I I V KS.
lt Ward V. ;KIKK. 1'. fl. PAIJMKLK.
2d Ward ti W. KAIUKIKI.H. J. V. WKCK-
3d Wrd-I. MILI.Klt. TI'.C-s. Pdl.I.ncK.
4th Ward 1'. Mi CAl.l. AN. C. S. HA'.VsON.
yotlmmUr JN W. M VilSM ALL.
is:. i! k.
rHYSICI VN and M'llliKHN . oflice In Fit.
geruld Uloik, which will be open day or u-
IR. J. I.. JIM'RKA.
HOMtEPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Office ver U.
V.Mathew's Hardware Store, Plattmouth, Ne
r. u. mvislstos. n. r
THYSH IAK & svnuroN.
OFFICE HOCKS, from to a. in., to 2 p. ni.
ExaiuiniiiK Surteou for I'. S. Pension.
; w. via rrKK.
t)fl'ice on Main Street over Solomon A Na-
thAu's Store. .L
M. A. II ART Mi AX.
ATTOKNEY AND SOLIc: roK. Will Prac
tice i'i thi State and Federal Courts. Keal
denee. I'lattsiiiouth. Nebraska. t.U'
WIM. t. VVISK.
COLLECTION'S M SI'ECIM L T2 .
VTTOKNEY" AT LAW. Heal Estate. Fire In
surance and Collection Agency. Office-in Fitz
gera'.d'ii block. Platlsmoutli. Nebr.iskd. ;'Jir.3
ATTORNEY AT LAW a.id Kt al Estate Bro
ker. Special attention civen to Coliecllons
and all matters affect ini; the title to rej.1 estate.
Oftlce on 2d floor wver Post Olllce. PUtlsinoutti.
l. II.WHEHFiKIt A CO.
LAW OFFICE, Heal F,itate, Fire and Life In
surance Agents, Platisinouth, Nebraska. ol
lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete abstract
uf titles. Buy and sell rl etJtt. negotiate
loans. Sit. ''J1
.V1. TI. t'l'AIMI.'.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
nd Solicitor In Chancery. Offlce lu Fitzger
19yl PLATTSMOL'TH, NEB.
K P.. Windham. I). A. Campkki.i..
Attorney at Law. Notary Public.
WI-litAM A. ( AMPHKI.L
COLLECTION AND KKAL ESTATE AOKNTS
Oilice over W. H. Bauer Co's Store.
FUttsniuuth, Nebrika. aely
JAMKf K. MORKISOX. W. L. BUOWE.
morkihox a liitaywr..
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW. Will pra. i;-r :u Cass
and adjoining Couulics ; gives -apecta: attention
to collection and abstracts of title. tt:ee in
FiUi;ei.-ld Block. Plailcnio.il !i. Nebraska.
If RICK! BRICK!
If you want any
Fire or Ornamental
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - XEIUiAHKA.
C. laCISi:!-, l'iop.ltlir.
Flour, Corn Mtal & Ftvd
Always on hand'and for sale at lowest cash
r rices. The highest prices paid lor Wheat ai.d
on- Particular 4tlcnti(in unen cusioni vii k.
AWF..TH Al l lMVAhSKUli
Make from to sjo per week se:ii.(j m lsfor
K. ti. KI DEO IT A CO.. 10 Barclay Mieei. New
York. Send Iir catalogue and terms. iJly
IMS. I Hi- UK
J. F. B A U M E I S T P.
Kuri:tibe Ere-li. I'aie llilk.
SpecWtl cali- attended t.. and Frt-ch Ml":k
from same cow fui ui-hcd ben ai.ti-d. 4!y
MACI1 I S K SHOTS !
vJOI-ilr AYMA 3SI
Repairer of Sttaru Engines, fioHfrx,
Saw and Grist Mill:
uan am sTi:.m trnin..
froupbt Iron IMpe. Eoree unit l.ifi Pipes. sica:ti :
rjau Safetv-Valve Oovt-rnors. ami ad
ki..-s of Ilrass Engine Kitt'.iu.
repaired on short ncti-e.
."O'l lui.J-'- .- - Sc-Ti-Wj 10 K.cH f.c-
i'-MiV. - 'di I s.:..r i r.i.i
" v-1 1" '.:. - " - -1 11 s
-I. CI. r:r; . U-k M..I
,c: ' 1.. ... ..7. (b.c .T le.!l"( -
- alapted to the
JL'EI1&JLEI$A9 and easi flit yon all
respectfully solicit an examination ol onr mm
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Taking Eftct Dtctmbtr 3, 1S80.
FOR OMAHA KKtiM PLATTSMOUTH.
I.euveN 7 -:m a. m. Arrives S :3o a. in.
2 :V p. m. " 4 :H p. 111.
" 7 :oo a. m. " :10 a. in.
KltOM OMAHA lOK I LaTTSMOLTH.
Leaves :'o a. in. Arrive lo :(Kt a. lu.
r. :.V v. m. " 7 :5S p. m.
I " " 9 " "
tOll THE WEST.
I-avet ria'tsmouth a. m. Arrives Lin
coln. 12 :05 p. in. : Arrives Kearney, T- 40 p. ni.
I eaves Plaltsmouth at 7 :J5 p. lu. ; arrive at
Lincoln at 9 :Ni p. in.
Kieiuht leaven at H :V) a. m. and at :10 p. In.
Arrive at Lincoln nt 4 : .V.p. m. and 2 X a. m.
FKOM THE V.'KST.
leaves Kearney. i ..To a. in. Leaves Liuco'.u,
I .oti p. in. Arrives Plat tsmou! ii. 3 :'0 p. in
Leaves Lincoln iit 3 :4" a. m.. arrives at
Platt.sinouth a. m.
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :0S p. in. and 6 :40
p. in. Arrives at PUttsiimulli at S ; 55 p. in. and
II :rp. hi.
Passenger trains leave PlatTsnioiuh at 7 0 a.
in.. a. in.. 3 40 p in. and arrive at PnciHc
J'liirtioD at 7 30 a. in.. 8 30 a. in. and 4 10 p. ni.
FKOM THE EAST.
Passenger trains leave Pacific Junction at s :to
a. in.. C 4" p. in., H'i a- in. and arrive at Plalts
inouih at & 00 a. in.. 7 13 p. in. and 10 30 a. :n.
. V. Ii. St. Tims? Table.
TaUi'iU Kftxt Stntil-iu. Vccf.rnbrr S. 18hi).
w ks r.
HLl'K 11 1 LI
K K I l'Lcri.
IN A ALK.
P.l. M1 .'! I N
1 . M A
A KA PAH OK
AKHIVAL AXI DKIMllTMU: Ol
PLVTTfOHH T-!! 5IAII.
7.311 p. in.
9.P.0 a. m. i
H.oo a. in. I
.t..0 p. III. I
1 Loo a in
7.3o p. in.
io.So a in. i
7.3U p. in. (
ll.oo a m.
U.oo a in.
Nov 10. !?s
t 7.00 a. m.
'i 3.IH) p. 111.
I x..'i0 a. in.
') 6.1") p. m.
3.00 p. in
7. co a. m
7.45 a. ni.
2.0O p. III.
l.oo p. m
l.oo p. in
.1 . v. Makshai.i.. P. M.
IT IE S T
OF PLATTSMOl'TH. NEBRASKA,
John Fitkokkalu ..
K. o. Hovkv
. W. McLAr;in.i.v.
t'H O KoUKKK
This Batik is now opeb rr liuslne-s at their
lew room, corner Mam and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stock. Bond. Gold, Government and Local
BOVOHT iXI) SOLI).
Deposit Received ami Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
Available In any part of the United States and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
kji:ts Von the
nman Line and Allan Line
OK NTK.V5! EHS,
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
rUKCUASR TI'-KETS HUIM 11
TliraUKh to PlMttttiuouth.
WEEPING WATER BANK
or ...:ei iiitos.
This Bank is urnv open p;r the trancactiou of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Keccived. and Iatciest allowed on Time Certi
I'rawn. am! available in tlie principal towns
and cities of the Cuited States and Europe.
Ag n's for the cthbrated
Mm Line of Steamers.
I'lirchase your tickets from us,
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
KEEI) i'.KOH.. Kf j Weeping Water. N'eb.
llnu oTermld- S
nrd by flctin of
tout i.at.f avoia
Ulirht work, to
i: L:nul-'M n d us
If woa r your and
du ration or tliipa
mtl or mci-. oUl or
jkm rh ..U or lai'..-ulb
Ltu, rr.j oa Hop
lor brain uerv and
vmm, at Hop B.
Buffering from ad 7 1b
Uon ; if you arc m&iv
rourLjr, mfTerlng- from
ntf uu a bU of sick-
WIiete-Tr yon are. ff
TiiouHUidj die an
OUMily from vom
form of Kidney
difvM iKat miff lit
have bcn prevauted
by timely uc of
tluit yoor y-ra a
Inif or Ktmulalint;, I .
t . k linn
ItT yoo fv-
D. I. O.
la an abaolata
of llie ttvnaeh,
Yog srl 1 1 Of
cured I r Ton u.
I b'.e rare for
iuae or opiuoo,
ttobac co, or
If you are alro-l
Sold by dreff-
fily w e a a ana
ow vlritc J. try
it i It may
life. It has
ifi"ta. Send for
Iwiatir, E. t.
A Taroota. Oak
. a', - - -
I -P ,f f.ii 'iu.Yt.ikl- Il 'It
ts mar efiiiife satisfictiM.a Isa eis&Iiag mat our Winter tcl9 we
without any old Shop Keepers5 and are thus enabled to snow a new anal
season. We are making: aclilitions weeitiy to
We will roiscoiiiBt all IPriee ILftsts
KTC, ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASEk i
' WOODE1T COFFINS !
Of all sizes, ready made anil sold cheap for cash
lr FliS'h' HE A1HSE
13 .MIX IklvaUl I'OK OtliMCt.
With manv thanks for past patronage I
invite all to call and examine my
LAKOE STOCK OK
13tf. h I IIXTI UK AM) rKFIX
W. D. JONES,
Succeesor to JoneB & Agnew J
Again takes charge of the Old
Brick Livery Stabl
The old Bonner Stables, in Phittsmoiitli. are
now leased by W. D. Jones, and he hs
on hand New and handsome accommodations,
in the shape of
HORDES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES,
I am now prepared to keep HOUSES
FOR SALEs TRADE!
Train and Break Colts
On Keaonable Terms.
That with plenty of room (that every one
u f !. l.i uf.tl.l.. f null in.t h'-irill
MIU"' I lliltrf III lllj riniTu, M . r... 'v .......
! ers' ctoi-k and wagon, loao of hay, &c. under
I . .. . -1. ! I I - ...... 1 ....
rover, w I'Ci e i ncy win hrrji ui.
Tluu.ki m all the old patrons for their liberali
ty. Iso.ictt their trade for the future, satisfied
th it I can accommodate t liem better and do
oenei ny iiiem luan evei ueiorc
W. D. JONES.
., , -r T All ' V'Vri, ,
Sole Appointing Agent for
The I'nri vnlled Maon V llnmlln
Aleo State Atrent for the Henry F Miller and
W. ('. Emerson Co. Pianos.
. SAMPLE INSTRUMENTS
at oflk'e. Sixth, one door south of Main St.
Will do well to examine our
New Mason & Hamlin
Q-P?.r4- a NT I1TSTKTJCTOE
Readings! Recitations I rocutIon!
unm now ready. q
111 BY a A AfJ
Thit rmnt'r t r.if rm with th 8. an1 eiitlM na
c'.bur Ht'Xiir.1 n Kp'.cnU l ieamuUoaa lU-ailln.
arnnliinina U-atlment, Oratory, 1'uthoa, Honor, Kuik
ISO pp. Prire. 30 CtS.. mteie-l frtrr. Stil.liy I'MjofcIirs.
Errrr boy h pii'nkj (urces. avcrr nt-aiL-er f.f a Lv-.-nm
Yho Vaira amctliintf Vo-T t T-ite. hAi!d iix-t fha
VoloHefc Ci"r;t4i. ar i 1'uTI 1J..1 cf luuitsii r.
W aiotuv9Threa Books of "Dialoovk s," it 1 .41 tili.
A certain enre for tervon
Debility. Seminal Weak
nesis. Imootcnce. etc.
Tie Recipe used in my practice for 2& zn
ir.a an illustrated book of tiO pajres piving fail j
' tioas for self-treatment, sent free. Ali-
aa. T. VILLI AXS. 435 27 Water St. JttJir-W ft'v
SEEDS EI BEST
u not aold in roar toini, foa
can get them l y maiL Prop
Jfroa and Prioea. r OitUwi mti mum cimwi iSeoJ
LEAD ALL OTHERS !
Every Style & Price.
Fr Sale In Every Ciiy and Tofb
in tfc.o TJaitad Siataa.
an.l by I. V. MATHEWS. .
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
Large stock of
BOOTS and SHOES
CLOSED OUT AT COST.
and in f.iet everytlinii; you can call for In
the line of
(ami r.wn ku: hides and ft us.
All kinds of eoiiiitiy liimluee taken in ex
clianue for j;oods.
A. G. HATT
JTST OPENED AC.AI.V,
Neir, Clean, First Class Meat Shop,
onMain Street Corner ol 5U,. riattsinoulli
Everybody on hand for fresh, tender meat.
ARE PAID every anlditr disalileit In
lni -f dtity.hT acridoDt ur ethrie. A
HorMli'f :uit kind. Injs of Biirrr, tor
' eye, lil'I'Tl lit, if but alinut. dn
rose f Luiic t itrlc-ov Vein r;re a
lvusina. I. udvr nw Uw thunnd ar
riitalcd to aa inrrensa f fensirin.
Iduss. t rjilir.nj nm drpendrrt fatlurj
T mulliers t,f pr.ldirr !" di'd in tl.
urniy rrt a renf'f n. IJOL75T V Di
i.iru? fr Wxiinil. inri,-v i-r rpt'ir-.
r vr full hnunry. Synd 2 .tarr.ji' f rtm
IVnsi.in nn I l:.'iintv ct. A'i'ir - .
P. M. Fltzfite-nlrt & Cp., t ! ii .
-Aci nus. Inri; irii . iM. Ir.l. V r. f ' :
1. A. V. !... l'r.t li,r':-.,i, J' -.
I' i k. ltl vf tt.u'au.t.U!'a. J:-jc
T0TFTL News forDoya and Girls ! I
J Toune and Old ! I A NEW IN.
VENTIGN juat paleoted tor tham,
tur Home uae t
Fret and Scroll Sawing, Turning',
Borinff, Drilling.Grinding, Foliahine.
Screw Cutting. Price $5 to C0.
I 6nd 6 nnti for l(Wl num.
JCFHRAIM MiQWX, Lowell, Uaaa.
"iTrloimlU ut lu.(. .tlii kn.,io" tj iur.ni.
To.ocn .n. lib nixkl rrl. irn-, r Ur. Uh i. , ouu.1 Irr,-,
and rive lrrc. tl.jl will Ui urr. a wmher over viuO m kumiU.
AJJrc lTr..MTIUN L I I B. CO., D j iisj, at. Ma
- M ' 'in mripurmil w. .. . 14 w I. pjiy
is ccttiaUr prudiicd.
al xi&mut '-ah.
a -'Hfir a a
saze, ana nope
w sir jiim. ana tow pnet-
n CCBIltt I
Some lalerestiua: KeuiiiiiM'cnoes vt
varly Nebraska Da vs.
Thf old landmarks tlie UiiMinss
that weir ertcted ly the pioneers nt'
Oniciliii during the intaney of tliis
thriving city, a quarter of a century
afto, are fast pasidnfj away. They aie
rapidly beinj; replaced with large and
handsome brick structures for busi
ness purposes, and as each old land
maik is numbered with the things
of the past, interesting reminiscences
of the early nays occur to ones inmd. j
The recent purchase by Hon. Ezra
Millard of the southwest cuiner lot of
Eleventh and Ilarner streets, on J
which he intends to erect a four-story j
brick building, 40 by Vi'i feet, recal s'
an entertaining chapter of Omaha's
early daj s.
I lie long lo v fram? dM limg house, j
which now occupies a pnriioii of the
lot jind w iiicli is soon to be to: n ilnw n, j
was, in the City hou-i tho lead- !
ing hotel of Omaha and many of the
pioneers can tell many an amusing
story concern hip- the incidents that
occurred there. Hon. .1. II. Millard
used to have a land office in a small
building on the opposite side of the
street, and he is one of the many who
is well posted on the history of the
old Citv hotel.
In 18 j9 Hon. Ezra MiK n I p u elud
ed the property and oi-coj.ied the
house, after somewhat improving and
enlarging it, as a family resilience for
ten or twelve years. He then sold the
property to Mrs. Purtell, who some
time ago sold it to Dr. Mercer, from
whom Mr. Millard again purchased
it the other day at a great advance over
the price at which lie had disposed of
it to Mrs. Purtell.
The tirst and only executive ball
ever given in Omaha came off in Jan- j
uary, 1833, and took place in the City j
hotel. It was in honor of Governor ,
Izard, who had just been appointed to j
ii 1 1 the vacancy caused by tlie death of j
(Jovernor Hurt, who soon afterwards ;
entered upon the discharge of the du-'
ties of his onice. A graphic (! crip
tion of the ball was given by Dr. .Mil
ler, in the Herald Home (Jossip, in ,
January, 1SC7, as follows:
"Izard was a stately character phvs-'j
icallv, mentally rather weak, and ac-:
cordingly felt a lively sense of the dig- .
nity with which the appointment '
clothed him. He had never known
such honor before, and it bore upon ;
him heavily. To the few persons who j
then constituted the principal popula- j
tion of ti e city, the governor was care- i
ful to intimate a desire to have his j
gubernatorial advent suitably cele- j
bratcd. The facetious and warv Cum- j
ing suggested the idea of giving lzud
an executive ball. The largest of the
two rooms which then constituted the
building was the theater of a scene
perhaps the most ludicrous that was
ever witnessed in the history ot pub
lic receptions. The rooms had a .-ingle
coat of what was then called plas
tering, composed of a frozen mixture
of mud and ice, a very thin coat at
that. The floor was rough and un-
planed, very trying to dancers,
not altogether safe for those who
ferred the upright position. It
been energetically, scrubbed for
occasion. The night being dreadfully
cold and the heating apparatus failing
to warm the room, the water froze
upon the lloor and could not be melt
ed by any then known process. Hough
cotton-wood boards on either side of
the room were substitutes for chairs.
"The hour of seven having arrived,
the giand company began to assemble.
Long before the appointed hour his
Arkansas Excellency appeared in
dancing hall. He and Jim Orton,
Uand,' of Council Ulutls, reached
scene at about the same moment.
governor was very poli'e to Jim,
was just tight enough to be corres
pondingly polite to the governor. Gov.
Izard was the guest of nine ladies w ho
were all that could be mustered even
for a state occasion in Omaha. They
were Mrs. T. JJ. Comings, Mrs. Fenne'r
Ferguson, Mrs. J. .Sterling Morton,
Mrs. C. 1$. Smith, Mrs. Fleming David
son, Mrs. A. J. Hanscom, Mrs. A. D.
Jones, Mrs. S. E. Rogers, and Mrs. Li.
L. Miller. Two of the ladies could
not dance, and accordingly their places
were supplied by tUe same number of
gentlemen. The governor had a son
by the name of James. He was his
ellency's private secretary, and
.v ishiug to present a liijjh example of
style, he cauie in at a late h cir escort
ing Mrs. Davidson. His bearing was
fearfully stately and di-iiilieiL He
wore a white vest and while kids, as
any gentleman would do, hut these
were put in rather discordant contrast
with the surroundings. Paddock,
Poppleton, Cuming. Smith, Morton,
Fergusou, flood well. Clancy, Folsom,
oesides a large assemblage of legisla
tors, attended. The latter crowded
oound gazing with astonishment up
on the large number of ladies in at-
onr immense sioeit 01 men's, nouiii aim
oy nocrai uemmg?" so merit, a
"Jim Orton was the solitary fiddler,
occupying one corner of tlie room.
The dance opened. It was a gay and
festive occasion. Notw ithstandii g
the energelic u.se of green trot ton-wood
the floor comiiim-d icy. During the
dancing several accidents happened.
One lady, now well known in Nebras
ka, fell hat. Others did likewise. The
supper came off about midnight and
consisted of coffee w ith brown suirar
and no milk ; sand wk-hes of peculiar
size; dried apple pie; the sandwiches,
we may observe were very thick, and
were made of ;i singular mixture of
bread of radical complexion and baron.
"Th governor, having long lived in
a hot climate, stood around shivering
in the cold, but buoyed up by the hon
ors tnus showered upon him, bore
himself witli tlie most amiable forti-
"There being no tables in thosedays
the supper was passed 'round. At the
proper time, the governor, under a
deep sense of his own consequence,
made a speech, returning his thanks
for the high honors done him."
The New Hail road Law.
Alma Iter Aid.
In another column of this issue will
be found tlie law enacted by the
Nebraska legislature, against discrimi
nation of Height rales. A careful
leading of the law will convince any
candid m.iii that a rigid enforcement
of the provisions of the measure must
tesult in Higher rates in many instan
ces instead of a reduction, as was
doubtless the intention of the draw
ers of the bill. The rates beyond
which railroads cauaut go, as lixed by
the bill, ure the published rales of
November, 1880. Local and through
business must be the same, taking
distance into consideration. While
the law may bring dowu the rates
somewhat on local freight, it will not
change through rates in that way. On
the other hand it will enable the rail
roads to realize more out, of their
through business. In this way we
ihink the measureragainst the interests
ol the people rather than in their
la vor. Not one man in a dozen derives
any benefit from lower local tariffs;
while ail the people are directly affect
ed by the freight charged on through
lines. Every thiHg the farmer must
buy is bi ought into our markets on
these rates, and all that he has to sell
must go to market on a rate extending
over hundreds of miles of road. The
only regulation on this class of busi
ness the law pretends to make is that
it shall not be higher than the pub
lished rates of last November, and
that under no circumstances shall the
railroads make any reduction in their
regular rates to any one. In Novem
ber, 1880, the published rates cTiarged
by all the lines were not lower than
usual, but were such as insured a
profit to railroads for doing the busi
ness. At that tMne if an individual
or company of persons in any eastern
state desired to immigrate to Nebras
ka they could secure transportation
for their stock and household goods
at a figure much lower than the pub
lished rates. Lumber dealers who us
ed a great many cars secured a reduc
tion in rates which enable them to
furnish lumber at much lower rates
they could had full rates been charged,
ball and hardware dealers could do the
same. Uut now there can be no dis
crimination. The man who brings
his household goods into Nebraska
must pay the same rate as the man
who comes with a menagerie. The
railroad company, officer or agent,
who violates any of the provisions of
the law, must be lined rive hundred
dollars and shall be liable for all dam
ages sustained bn' reason of sucii vio
lation, lu this last provision fabout
all the consul itiou the people have in
the new law. When there is a viola
tion the school or some other fund
will be increased live hundred dollars.
Taken altogether, however, the law is
against the interests of lli people in
stead of in their favor.
The inci easing popularity of the co
operative stores in England lias fur
nished ti; text to Chai les liarnard for
a brief an icle in crilner for Apiil,
entitled, "The Shoppers' Rebellion.'
He points out the effect which his suc
cessful English movement has already
had on this side of the water, and pre
dicts a inoie thorough revolution in
th plesent lei ilions of shopper and
sh :pl,eep.-l . 1 !ir same luiliilirl will
ha e an aecoi.ni ot tlie new coopera
tive a;ai tn.eiit-iioiiM- .stem, how
meeting with much favor in New
York. It will lie accompanied by .s
timates and lii.ii.mis.
Oiit of 172.1 voles r :i t-:-ed in
Louisiana. b-"j.4 il . t; w. i e. ami of
these 16.313 inalve 1 iv m r'.s in -tea I
of writing their- tci -.o-. Ti e co ored
-cgistra:ion is 8-S,: and oi these 11.
write their names.
are now prepared to enter GO
Mioi K JCnJjL
Proceed iugs of the Farmers Institute.
The Farmers institute in accordance
w it It previous notice assembled at the
school 1 uilding in Weeping Water
March 1st 1881, under the guidance of
Prof. Culbertson of the State Agricul
tural school. Organization was effect
ed by calling S. W. l.eardsley of Weep
ing Water precinct to the Chair. The
first subject taken Hp was that of
swine. Mr. Cox gave his experience
with Derkshires. An animated dis
cussion followed, as to the relative
ineiits of different breeds occupying
the time until the noon rectss. On
reassembling Mr. J. Clark, breeder of
Poland Chinas gave his experience and
methods of caring for swine, he thought
hogs should be graded according to
size and each grade kept by itself;
thought hogs should be bedded on a
lloor witn tti y straw, tie has not us
ed rings in pigs noses, believes they
should be natural and root in the
ground to do well. There was much
discussion as to the proper feed for
hogs, all agreeing that a mixed diet
was most beneficial.
S. W. Ueardsley thought sowed corn
valuble as a change of diet. Prof.
Culbertson gave an instance of suc
cess in starting hogs that would not
fatten by feeding oats in the morning,
Mr. Claik said his hogs had fiee access
to copperas, sulphur and salt. Many
points of interest were called out
which cannot be noted. Mr. J. 15.
Chase of Weeping Water then read
the first of his series of papers on
Fruit culture taking up the apple as
Discussion followed as to "graft ing."
'forcing on early ield of fruit" and
"method of checking too rapid growth,
&c. v hicli filled up the day. March
2nd. S. W. l'eardsiev introduced the
subject of dairying with an essay,
speaking more particul i ly of the cow
as the first necessity. Discussion fol
lowed' with questions and answers.
Does it pay to pack butter during
the hot weather of summer was
answered "pro" and "con". Mr. E. L.
Heed has had large experience in hand
ling butter, has tried the various
methods of packing recommended by
Dairy associations with poor success.
Thinks he makes most money, who
sells soonest. (J. 15. Crippen had packed
with success his surplus bntter from
one cow, keeping it in various places
(in well and cool alternately) and sold
in September its first class. There
was much discussion as to whether
washing butter before packing was
beneficial, some claiming that the butter-milk
cannot be worked out. Mr.
Asian mi has had large experience in
butter making and thinks the quality
of feed Las much to do with the qual
ity of butter.
At the opening of the aft'-r noon
session Prof. Culbeitson gave a veibal
treatise on "sorghum sugar malting"
and the experiments he had ma le on
the college form. He exhibited a fair
specimen of sorghum sugar he ha-i
made also a Sacharometer for testiiu
the richness of cane juice, showing the
method of its use with sweetened
water. G. D. Crippen followed with a
paper on poultry. Discussion of this
subject was cut off by at: adjournment
on account of the snow storm raging.
March 3rd. The morning was occu
pied by J. 1$. Chase with a paper on the
Cherry Tree, and a general talk about
the method of success with this fruit.
Mr. ('base showed his method of graft
ing, and the difference between the
Murillo and Early Richmond. Pro
tection for orchards was called up.
Prof. Culbertson stated that there was
a great difference of opinion among
fruit growers of the state. In this
discussion the cotton wood "suffered
severely" as a protector on account of
the great spread of its roots and its
tendency to die and break down. The
experience of those speaking had dif
fered. During the afternoon there was a
good attendance of ladies to hear the
essays of Mrs. A. Reach on Home
Adornment, and Mrs. Sheltou on Flow
Culture. Mrs. Sheltou accuses the pig,
of having a "well routed" and "giounu
ed" hatred of flowers and tine yards.
Mr. Chase followed with a thud paper
on (lrapi Culture. The best manner
of treating Grapes called out much
discussion. Mr. Gilbert illustrated on
the black-board his method of training
and pruning. lie cuts back to two or
three buds; th.' necessity for this was
disputed by Dr. Roller and others who
had good success from other treat
ments. March 4th. Dr. Thomas opened with
liee Keeping. He asked the prime
question "will it pay?" and proceeded
to ai.swer affirmatively, showing that
they will do a large amuut of work
tor u.s without pav and board them
selves, showed his method of caring i
lor and feeding. Thinks a cross be-;
twten the Italian and our common j
black bee the best as they are moiei
hardy and less likely to :ting than the
pure Italian. Prof. Culbertson had
persued a different couise with bees
which he thought better. He piefers
the pure Italian bee, thinks they are j
belter honey makers. He showed his
method of arlificii'l swarming !
Prof. Culbeitson (after noon) ad
dressed the I ai uu is on the Influence
of Heat, showing how difference of'
hllitute and cleatio:i effect the differ- !
ent crops. Gave account of some ex-;
periments in the difference of temper-'
atuie of tlie soil in different localities,
also the difference of moisture in the .
ground undt r mulching and that un
protected by mulching. A paper pre-!
pared by Hon. Oilando Teft on Cattle
Raising was then .read, after which ;
the last subject on the programme,!
Mixed Farming, was taken up. Prof.1
Cniberisuri thought the lime had come;
vieni a inore varied larming was
jieeeSsitrjs-'tafr ra$fAjres itfa Ceicg
so rapidly taken up and our hay crop
thus cut short we should be obliged to
keep our stock on the farm. Thought
the Creamery and Cheese making sys
tems tlie stepping stones ttfa success
ful change. Every farmer would then
keep a few cows and so help himself
to a stait in stock. Sic.
Refore adjournment steps w ere taken
to organize a permanent Agricultur
al society. The Chair was instructed
to appoint a committee of five in two
weeks. Votes of thanks were tender
ed Prof. Cull ertson for his presence
and assistance, and to the citizens of
Weeping Water for entertainment.
The Washington correspondent of
the Cincinnati Commercial says that
Vice-President Arthur has already
won the good-will of all with whom
he has come in contact, and that if
anything is indicated by the "start" he
has made as presiding officer the will
oe one of the most popular Vice-Presidents
who ever called the Senate to
Gen. Lew Wallace, the present Gov
ernor of New Mexico, has written a
letter to President Garfield, saying
that, in order to relieve him of any
embarrassment, he tenders 'the Presi
dent his resignat'oii, if he has any
other person to whom lie desires
to offer his place. Otherwise, Gen.
Wallace a il 1 be pleased to retain the
An association of "old stauers" in
the Departments at Washington has
been reorganized, with tlie avowed
purpose of "rooting mit every Demo
crat in any department of the Govern
ment " The effort will not succeed
now any more than in the past. There
are some able men who cannot be
punished for their political convic
tions. The apportionment can just as well
go over to next winter. The proposed
investigation in the South is not as
urgent as a broad and liberal policy.
Rut a saving of several millions is a
distinct and tangible object. The ar
gument against an extra session is
that the country wants rest and time
to attend to business, and that an un
settled feeling prevails when Congress
is about. Rut why not have a short
session and tin only the one thing in
hand ? Philadelphia Press.
As a consequence of the reign of
Rourbon Democracy, the South has
suffeied in all her material interests.
The people of other sections and of
other countries have shunned the
South as they would shun some vast
pestilential charnel-house. With its
degrading and disgusting political
slavery it has shut out immigration
and capital, and hindered development
of resources for which both were need
ed. All sensible men at the South
understand this. Cleveland Leader.
Tlie Prince of Wales and the '"Vet."
The Prince of Wales, says a London
eo.vi s;iondeiit of the Philadelphia
Tr'i 'Ji n ih, is not at all apt to stand ou
c rem-my, as was his father, the prince
consort. He cultivates the social vir
tues to a greater extent probably, than
any of his forerunners, and is hail-fellow-well-met
with everyone with whom
he is throw n in contact." A little story
is going round the clubs now which is
conclusive proof of this, and reflects
great credit upon the prince. The vet
erinary surgeon of a crack household
cavalry regiment was lately asked to
dine at Marlborough house. Now a
doctor of horses, even in one of her
majesty's finest cavalry regiments, is
not quite upon a par with the humblest
di-penser of pill and potions to human
beings. Veterinary surgeons usually
are gentlemen, and, as such, are re
ceived by their brother officers; but a
"Vet' is not eligible to be presented at
court; ami would not be ranked as a
"gentlemen" by tlie Herald's college,
or court master of ceremonies. Al
though in former times the offices of
farrier and veterinary surgeon were
combined, they have for a generation or
two, in the army, at any rate, been
quite distinct, and the latter has to pass
as stiff an "exam" as a member of the
Royal College of Surgeons before he is
considered competent to administer
boluses and drenches to her majesty's
Hut when the "Vet" in question wils
invited to dine with the Prince of Wales,
he felt that his royal highness had been
under a misapprehension as to his soc
ial status, or he would never have ask
ed him. Under the circumstances, as
a gentleman, he felt bound to let the
prince know that he wasn't a gentle
man, and accordingly requested his col
onel to explain the matter to his royal
highness. When Albert Edward heard
of it he waxed m'ghty wroth, and not
only insisted that the "Vet" should
line with him, but is moving heaven
and earth, ami the Horse Guards, to get
the red-tape department to see the mat
ter in the same light that he does, and
hasten to remove tlie slur cast upon a
rirht deserving class of gentlemen.
In a pnrer on the cost of the Franco
German war M. de Fovillc esi filiates
that the German los w.i-: Killed on
the ti-!d. 18.07:5: died from wounds. 11,
MG: died of disease. 1 :.',:! )I; missing,
4.00O, total, 4Ck4'j'J. The wounded
amoim'e i to 127,807. On the French
side the number of de td from all causes
was 871, and the worm. led amount
ed to 143.O0G. In addition the cost in
money is estimated at jt'O'jO.oOO.OOO.
Altoona, Pa., h:s jut Wt a r.i:'tj no
fat that the town was proud of him. He
weighed four hundred pounds. He be
came so heavy I hat his legs refused
their office, and he died from, tlie jdffects
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