Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, April 21, 1881, Image 1
'The Herald. The Herald. n t mf H Hv re, ADVEBTI8IJIG BATCH, PUBLISH!:;) KVLs;y filURSliAY. PLATTSHOUTH, KEBRASKa. OPD'ICE: tfcr Vlo St.. On Block North of Main. fnr. of F'fUi Street. i - L>st Cnds&o i icy Fapsr is C23 Oraty. Trmln AJvnc! One opy, one y 2.o One eopy, ili minnui 1.06 On copy, lure tto-.it hs, .afl ANKA HEBAWD). 1 w. 2 w. J $1 no f 1 so 1 DO 200 2 00 2 75 6 00 8 00 8 00 12 00 15 00 1 00 i IS 11 1 iqr... 2M Ssqrs. H col. H col.. 1 col... $2 00 2 75 4 00 10 00 1800 20 00 $2 50 S25 4 J5 iao 1800 25 00 5 00 $S 00 fl.W 10 00 8 00 13 00 20 001 28 00 2."004 40 00 40 00! 60 00 $12 01 20 01 51 04 CO 00 100 01 rjf- jkll AdrertWng Bills Duo Quarterly. tTT Transient Xdrertlamsot cyt b TiJ lu Advance. JNO. A. MACMURPHY. Editor. I "PERSEVERANCE COXCjUEHS." ;TERMS: $2.00 a Year. NUMBER 5. W Extra Copies of the Herald for sale by J. P. Yuuno, at the Post-OOlee Mews Depot Main Street. VOIJTME XVII. PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1881. Maying succeeded to our entire satisfactim' iii closing out our Winter Stock, we are now prepared to enter CO iiittftBi the &nrinre Camnukii without any old '"Slum 'Meepemw and are thus enabled to slaow a new and clean stock "d m. r . w if - - -d. - . n 4W -xkt 4-if m n rri v ofCiotIiinor adapted to the scasoiie we are maiaiag aumiion weemy &s &we- uuiueu- uwuiiis uuti Children's CILarmiDS'K!, and can lit yu all regardless ol size, and hope by "iioerai aieaimg7 so merit a continued 1 VI f 1 I " 1 ... -j We O 321 We Call 5 iTEXT DOOR TO OABBU'JH'S UBW J-ZEWEZLV-Ry OFfl :AL DIRECTORY, .flat Dirtetery. A. S. PAI: K. IT. S. Senator, Beatrice. A I.YIN SAt NUKK.s, C. S. Senator, Oiualia. E K. VAl.KN i INK, Kepreseutafe. West Point. ALBINL'S N AM'Ii, (iavcruor. Lincoln, h. J. AI.KX.VN DEK, Secretary of State. JOHN Wa I. i.li'HS. Auditor. Lincoln. 1. M. BAKI I. KIT. Tresis lire r. Lincoln. W. V. JOM.m. Sunt. Public Instruction. A. ti. K KM A 1.1.. Land Commissioner. C.J. IULWuit'l M. Attorney tifiieral. KEY. V. 11 a!CKIS. chaplain of PenitunUary -1)1C II. P. MA iTHEWSON, Supt, Hospital for the InsHi.r. Smpreut Cturf. S. MAXWKI.I., Chief Justice, Krenseut. (iKt). It. I.AKK. Omaha. AMASA IOI U. Lincoln. o ifeeoritt Juliciat Vittrirl. K. It. POt'NI. Judge. Lincoln. J. C. WATSoN. Prosecutiris-Atfy. Neb. City. W. f. SHOW AL'IKK. Clerk lilrict Court. lUltMl1.tl!til. Vounfy Directory. A. N. SCI.LIVAN, County Judk'e. J. 1. TUn. County Clerk. J. M. 1A ITKKSO'N, County Treasurer. K. V. H YEKs. sheriff. t. II. WOOLLY. Co. Sup't Pub. Instrtictlon H. W. KAIKK1KLD. Surveyor. P. P. liASS, Coroner. rmsrv COMMISSIOXKM. I S AM'L KICHAISI'SON. Alt. Pleasant ITetlnct. ISAAC Wl LK.-. I'latt.Hinouth Preci.iet. JAMKS CltA WKOKi). Soutli Hend lreclnet. ! Parties hi. p busitien with the County I ('otmitlion-r. will find them iu session the i fiist Monday and Tuesday ol each month. 4-1tf I Ot'tr 7ir 'lorv. j J. W. JOHNSON", Mavor. i J. M. PAT1 KKSON, 'reasurer. 1 J. 1. SIMlSON. City lerk. KICHAltl VIVIAN. Police Jud;e. ; 1. I. JONKS. Chief f Police. ! Y. E. WHITE, Chief of Fire Dej.t. , Cl'.ni.MK'. It Ward F. C.OKDKK. C. H. PAKMKI.K. ! 2d Ward J W. FAIKFIKLD. J. V. WE('H I 3.1 War.l-I. MILLKK.THOS. Pol LOCK." j 4th Ward P. Mi CA LLA. C. S. DAWSON. J ?Wrr JNO. W. MARSHALL. PROFESSION AL CARDS IK. it. HKAPK. I PIIYSIC'IAN aud SI'lttlEON". fli. e in FitZ--erald Itiurk, which will e op;n tiay or ntg'ut. 'Jitf lIt. J. I. JlrCHEA, IIOMIKPATMIC PHYSICIAN. Olilce over U. V: Mathew's Hardware Store ira..!:a. PiattiMiioutli.NH- STly R. R. LIVIStiNTOX. 31. l-IIVSICIAX & BfRUROX. OFFICE HOCKS, from Ida. ni.. to 2 p. m. saiiiinlng Surgeon for V. S. Pension. . DB1TTIST PIattHmuth. XbriUii. omce on Main Stn-et over Solomon thu'H Store. M. A. HABTIUAS. A Na- 34Iy ATTORNEY AND SO MCI TOP.. Will Prae- tlce In th Slate and I eileral Courts, ue.-l- diiice, Plattsmoiitu .Nehra-ka. tlly IVdiL M. tVIMK. COLL SCTTOJS'S M S fXCZA L Tl ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real EUte. Fire. In- durance and Collection Ajrency. Oilice in Fitz- gerald's block. Platt-sinoulti. ebraska. ?-jm3 UEO. N. SMITH. ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Kitale Bro ker. Special attention niven to Collections and all matter affecting the title to ru.tl estate. Office on 2d floor over Poat OHlce. Flattsmouth. Nebraska. "l- I. II. WHIUU'KR Jt CO. LAW OFFICE, Peal ltate. Fire and I-lfeln-aurance A KenU. Plattsmouth. Nebraska. Col lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete aonract of titles, lluy aud sell real estate, negotiate laaf. Sm. 15y N.VI. M. CHAPIIA. ATTORNEY AT LAW, And Solicitor in Chancery. Office in Fitzger ald Block, 19yl PLATrSMOlTH. NEb. K. n. Windham. l. a. Campukm.. Attorney at Law. Notary Public. WIM1HAH A CAMPBKLL COLLECTION AND REAL ESTATE AOENTS Office over W. II. Baker & Co's Store, riattsinouth, Nebraska. "ly MORKIHOK. W. L. IIKUW.XK. Notarj- Public. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will prat;ce in Casa and adjoining Counties ; gives special aitcnlion j to coilectiol.s and ahstraets of title. Office i;i j lueraiii niocK. rialt'inouiu, euiasn. 17v I BRICK! liRIUK! If you want any Fire or Ornamental Brick, Call on J. T. A. HOOVER, LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA. PLATTSMOUTH MILLS. PLATTSMOCTH. NEB. C HCiSC!., Ii f t-tur. Flour, Corn Meal d- Frtd Always on hand and ftr s:il- at ioel rah rices. The lutieMi pric-s paid tur Vlie:i! ai.o Corn. Particular attention given cnsni: work. Hake :r iiii t ."( ier ws-mI. -.eMi.-. gi-.its fur ' K.;. i:ili;ot T O..IO l!ar l:iv Sttet. New J York. s i,it for catalogue and terins. L'-'l y j ST J. F. DAUKE1ST Funn-.Iie Fio.'h. Pu:e" Milk, Ki:K.iTi:iti:i iijv, Bpeclal call- attended t". ar.rt FreIi Jtilk from same cow fun:iUed when wanted. . 4ly 3? MAC11 I Ne' SHOPS ! j PLATTKHflUTU.XKIi., Repairer 0 Steam Engines, BuiU-r-Saw and Qr'utt if ill i UAH AM WTKAJI FITTI;h. ; rougbt Iron Pipe, Force and Lift Pipes.Steain ; Gauge Safety-Valve C;overnors. and ali , K!i.a f Braaa Knjiine Fittin;. " ! repaired 011 short uoilue. FARM MACHINEH" ! , t etc HERE! S5feseMStb58rti'i V L UlWkrf4 G., -T tmrr Ag A aMMr tut t -a- -x aerf 1 PO 9Lttt f 'TJ-wi v-r for f"um t.uca. lU mtmty mUw . 1 nm 1 hm may rvan, IU4 BOWf MIItiC respectfully solicit an examination of our SHEW JPS:ortS- SOT can and will 'undersell'9 all competitors' by 5 and see that we mean business. B. & M. R. R. Time Table. Taking Efftct December 5, 1880.' FOK OMAHA F1JOM I'LATTSMOL'TH. laA e 7 :20 a. iu. Arrives 8 :30 a. m. 2 -.45 p. m. " 4 :oo p. ni. 7 :00 a. in. " 8 :10 a. ni. FKOM OMAHA FOK PLaTTSMOCTH. Leaves 8 0 a. in. Arrives 10 -.00 a. m. " :5& p. m. " 7 :i5 p. m. " 7 ;00 - " " 9 :0 " I OK THE WEST. Leaves PlattsmoutU :20 a. m. Arrives Liu coin, 12 :66 p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, 7 40 p. ni. leaves Plaitsmouth at 7 :'5 p. m. ; arrives at Liucoln at 9 :50 p. in. Freight leaven at 8 :M a. in. and at 8 ilO p. in. Ai rivo at Lincoln at 4 : Up. in. and 2 :t") a. iu. FKOM THE WKST. Leaves Kearney. 5 :3o a. ns. Leaves Lint'o!!i, 1 .cu p. in. Arrives Plattsinoutii. 3 :3U p. ni Leaves Lincoln at i :4. a. u.. arrives at 1'latt.MiiK.uI h 8 a. in. FreiKht leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. ni. and 6 :40 p. ui. .Arrives at Platt.siuwuth at 5 ;35 p. in. and t 1 1 :.V.p. in. OOINO EAST. Passe'iger trains leave Plattsmouth at T 00 a. in.. 8 05 a. in.. 3 40 p in. and arrive at Pacine J miction at 7 30 a. in., 8 SO a. aud 4 10 p. m. KKO.M THE EAST. Paget' j:er trains leave Pacific Junction at 8 30 a. m., 6 4.'. p. in., laoo a. m. and arrive at Platts mouiU at S 00 a. m.. 7 1 p. in. and 10 30 a. in. . . II. R. Time Table. riifcinj; Lffect Sunday. Decembrr 5. llW). WKST. 5 :15pm :1 7 :-3 8 :'M 8 -M a :40 1" :I5 10 :: 5 :l :40 12 :10pm' 1J :3-- I :2i 1 :.'! 2 -." 2 :.V 3 :ft 5 :fHJ STATIONS. HASTINGS. AYR. IJLCK H I LI COW LKS. AM HOY KED CL I'D. IN .WALK. laVEKION. 1-It A S KLIN. bioomin;toN. N'APtiNEE KKPl 1U.ICAN ALMA OillEANS OXFOltD AUAPAIIOK FAST. I i :loam II :5 lit-.ij J;20 8 :25 8 :00 t :35 6 :10 C :10 4 :45 I :!0 l :Jr. 1 :45 :.M)asu 1! :4:) A It It 1 V A it A.I DSPAKTIUE I'lATTSHOi;! !! 3i.4!L. OF AKKIVr.lt. 7. :i i. in. 9 .40 a. m. f 8. tH) a. m. i 3..m p. in. I 11.00 a m ' 7. mo p. in. 10.30 a in. I 7.:w p. in. ( 11.00 a in. ll.oo a in. Nov. 10, lvr, DKi'AKTS. t 7.110 a. in. 3.00 p. ni. j 8..V) a. in. I 0.15 p. HI. 3.00 p. in 7.(4) a. in t 7.43 a. iu. ' 2.00 p. m. 1.00 p. in 1 .00 p. ni KAHTRKN. Wl'STKRV. NOKTUKHN. SOI' I HK1I.V. OMAHA WKKfl.Vi! W'ATKK, i'AJTOKVVILI.K. J. W. Marshall. P. M. TP IB S T National Bank OF PLATTSMOCTH. NEBRASKA, John Fitzukrald . IC. (i. Iiovky A. W. M('Lai;;hlin'. Sosh O Koi'KK E President. Vice President. Cashier. Assistant Cashier. This Bank Is now open for huslnes at their aew room, comer Main and Sixth streets, and is prepared to transact a eneral BANKING BUSINESS. Stock, Bond. Gold. Government and Local Saruritief BOUGHT AND SOLI). Deposit Received and Interest Allow ed on Time Certificates. DRAFTS JDEAWlsr, ivallable lu any part of the United States ami In all the Principal Towns and Cities of Fiirope. ACEXTS FOR THE CELEBRATED Inman Line and Allan Line OK HTK.A5IF.ltH. Person wishing to brlnx out their friends from asrope can rCKCIIASE TirKKTS t'UUH CS Tkrcich to Pl t t iraea th. THE j WEEPING WATER BANK of --:r.i iikos. This B.mk i-t now o;h-ii for the transaction of a Banking Exchange Business. I1EPONITM I i Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi t I tn-atfs. I I K A KXt ; drawn, and available iu the principal towns ! and cities of the United States and Europe. o Ayertts for the celtbrated r T in n nP ' flfrriTvi nvin niii Liiid ui mmm. Purchase your tickets from us. Through from Europe to any Point in the West. i:EKI BROS.. 2l.fl Weeping Water. Neb. Fit yo ar ' nan of kt- 1r .(k- ;3 1 hy t tn:n or :jiuL..- nd u Sora brain ucrrc and Kop liittrs, waate, dm Hop B. suffartnx from ary tn tloa i If you arc uiar- If yr.n An yoan awl HlnL.un cr t.u.,:u4 ri. il r ninv:. 11 or t-iorhcml-.i r tsuuUh m oa a tcu of acK- iMt, rv!y HOP Mitter. VrhooTcr yon are, , t - .. n f l i.'i TnouaaDas cm an BUiUly from aomo form of Kidney diaeana tiiat micLt have bren pravDtd iwm i a a;nfc-. ion- ins or utniua-.ir, a T:l!iouti:i'oJ'lXa'n-, Vt a iimoiy ue ok HopBltters X o Hop L-r 1 Sitters. HUT yoa J D. I. C. r.nrN MM & ' .f piatnt, idseax f it., mttmuzrh ills aa abaoluto and lrr il bmpcs. lod. , U en ro for liver or 7 oranneiiMll, NUK Of ODlUDL Toa will or rnrbJ If youuae Hop Bitters tobacco. or liar optica. Sold by druf ejita. bend fur 1 Circular. If Yonarealra- r!y weak and i 1 jwllr.lfl, iry It i It may or limn s a you r lire). It rai saved hun drd. wra vo.. 41 T. r ITflTt I i mur i HI I mm ft j-t : ?i utrvro lu I I I L 11 IIfail 01 W& will HMreii HFNRYBCFCK DEALER IN urnifuFG, SAFES, CHAIRS. KTC, ETC., ETC., Of All Descriptions. lOiTALLIC B URIAL CASE. WOODEU COFFI3STS Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for eah MY FINE II E A USE With nsanj thanks for past patrona' invite all to call and examine my LAIKIE STOCK OF 13tf. IMWTI 'IK AXI COFFIXS W. D. JONES, Successor to Jones & Agiiew J Again takes charye f the Old Brick Livery Stable, PLATTSMOUTH. - NEBRASKA. The old Bonner Stables, in Plattsmouth, are now leaded by V. I. Jones, and he ha on hand New and handsome accosumodations, in the shape of HOUSES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, and SADDLE HORSES. I am now prepared to keep IIOESES FOR SALE "TRADEI And will Train and Break Colts On Reasonable Terms. ALSO REMEMBER, That with ' plenty of room (that every one known I have) in my etable. I can K't Farm en' Btix-k and wagons. loaCs of hay, &.C, under cover, where thev will keep dry. Thai. Ki m all the old patrons for their liberali ty. Isoiicit their trade for the future, satisfied til it I can accommodate them better and do better by tliem than ever before. 501y Vr. P. JONES. 'Srlmttw CABINET vj James Pettee DEaLEU in Musical Instruments. Sole Appointing Ayent for Tli Unrivalled. Jlason A. Hamlin CABINET ORGANS. Al-o State Agent for the Henry F Miller and W. C. Emerson Co. I'ianos. SAMPLE INSTRUMENTS at office. Sixlh. one door south of Main St. PL ATTSMO UTI I . N Eli. Music Scholar Will do vell to examine our 'ew 3Isoii & Hamlin Palace Barber Shop. J. O. BOONE, Under Frank Cairuth's r.ew Jewelry Store. HOT & CQxilD BATHS ALWAYS l:EAl)V. CLEAN NEW PLACE, and nwji the time to get - SHAVED SHAMPOOED HAIR-CUT. orranytliing.elee in the tonsorialway, at John lloone's New Shop, Comer Mala and Fifth Streets, IMattMinent h, - - n Xebratik. HOTEL. CITY HOTEL PLATTSMOUTH, NEB. First cla-s Lodging Rooms. Fiist Class Boarding. Good Sample Rooms Even thing and every comfort A Good Hotel can Furnish A!so. Good Wines, Good Beer, Good Liquo 8 Good Lemonade, Good Cisars, - Kept at the Citj Hotel. I r IP IP 0 m bbm m m m sm lcanM , mmmmammamKBmttsmmmmimmmrvmmmmtmm mam cmow xwm mmmmmmwvimmmmmmtjmmmamrsmmmmmmmmmmm , . . . i WILLIAM iTEROLI), j dfiilf 1 1!: j DUY GOODS. CLOTHS, j BLANKETS, ! FLANNELS, ! FURNISHING (J()OD.s :o: GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS. Lare stock of BOOTS and SHOES t he CLOSED OUT AT COST. Notions, Qucenswaro, and iu fact everything yn e.m cat I fr in the line of General Merchandise. CASH PAID FOR HIL'EH AN5 FtlW. All kinds t'X country )!0i!i.o u.ken in e:. change foi roods. A. G. HATT JUST UPENE!) AGAIN, Ntic, Clean, First Class Jleat Shop, onMain Street Comer cf r.tli. Plattsinoutli FIverybodv on hand for fresh, tender meat. 2tl.06 UNION STORE! AT Eight Mile Grove, Neb.' HY WALTER JENKINS Having opened a New Store at the abov ' 1 call attention to mv stock, and ask the patronage of my friends and the Public in general. Dry Goods, Groceries Tinware g. Wooden wart and General Goods of all sorts. Call and see our Stock before going elsewhere. s 3ily Walter Jenkins. ROBERT DONNELLY'S "W" A.C3-OIS7 AVD IILACIOIITH SHOP, Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re pairing, and general jobbing I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing of farm and other machinery, as there Is a good lathe iu my shop. PETER RAUEN, The old Reliable Waon Maker has taken charge of the wagon shop. He is well known as a NO. 1 WORKMAN. Xew M'zonH and Ituiox made to Order. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Shop on riixrli street nupnsite 'reitlit's Stable Ml. 0UIN DAULIXG. SOUTH REND, NEIL DRUGS, PAINTS, OIL, ETC., FLOUR AND GROCERIES in general. Dr Darling is a'-o a Practicing Physician and can always be found at hh. Office in the Drugstore. SK?cial attention paid to OBSTERICAL CASES. 3lnC HAY BROTHERS, DEALER IN HARDWARE, STOVES & TINWARE. OITII BC.D, LUIMSIU. A Good Tinner always mi hand. Repairing done neatly, promptly) and cheaply. Eave-troughinc acrt Roofing also done to order. Remeniberthe i.an:e and. place. Hay Bros. South Bend, Nebraska. 51im3H AGENTS AND CANVASSERS Make from s5 to SO per week selling goiids for E. G. RIDEOCT & CO.. 10 Barclay Stivt-t. New York. !Kyl per cent. STOjB. A The IKstitut?. Tlie c-oiiilitinr.s of the Ilooil have been so peculiar that though nearly two wtcks have elapsFil since the greater part of tlie ruin was wrouglit, nothing but the general facts are known in this city. And in this re spact Yankton, Veruiillian and East Point people were but little wider two las tibout the safety or death of the farmers in the flooded country almost in sight of these towns than was Sioux City. But now that the water has gone down, and except in low places the fields of treacherous ice can be traversed on foot, some definite account as to the number and NEEDS OF THE DESTITUTE can be had. Possibly tiin nearest approximate that can now de formed of tlie number of the d'A-tUute is to reckon a third of the farmers and thtir families lliat lived on the Missouri bot'.oui between Jefferson, twelvs miles from this city and Niobrara. 100 miles west of Jeff erson, as lacking everything but life, and without present means of supply ing their needs in shoit dependent on charity. Most of this third reckoned as des titute have fertile and valuable farms but their acres are bare of anything except ice; tneir houses wrerke-.J, washed away, or rendered uuiil to i t v ; iu at present; their st:c'c ;iMv;i.-d ; their hay, grain and in tduurt, ewry but themselves and their bare acres destroyed by the Hood. Judge Ki der, of Vermillion, who is in this city waiting for some way to return Lome, if he still has a home left at Vermillion, is an old resident of Dakota, and lias held court in all the flooded counties in that territory. He reckons that the portion of UNION COUNTY flooded between Jefferson and the Clay county line was the home of 1,500 people. This is not reckoning the villages of Jefferson or Elk Point its l hey suffered comparatively little j and are not likely to need help. In! Clay county, Including say 200 mat r ; sidi'd in the lower town at Vermillion, about 1000 people resided eu the bot- j torn land. In Yankton county about 600 people resided on the bottom land outside of the city of Yankton. Iu Eon Homme county say about 300. Of the settlers on the over-1 flowed lands in Nebraska from Nlo- brara to Ponca the Judge could not j speak with any oertamty. Probably not less than l.ouo people that side from the overflow. Here, then, is a total of 4,600 peo ple who have suffered by the fluod, not reckoning anything at Elk Point, Yankton, in'Union county below Jeff erson, or Covington, opposite this city, in all of which there was a partial overflow add a part of the inhabitants diiven from their houses. Of the 4,000 people in the country flooded probably 1,500 have now no reliance except for their bread and nightly shelter. AS TO THE PUBLIC MEASURES taken for their relief, it is known that the county commissioneis in Yankton, Clay and Union counties are doing everything they can for the temporary homeless. Pr;vate charity, toa has not been wauling. The citi zens of the unflooded parts if Yank tn, Vermillion and Elk Point have thrown open their doors to these un fortunates. The farmers living on 'he bluffs that look down on the inun dated bottoms have waited with their teams to carry the refugees brought in boats through the flood and ice to their -houses where they were cared for as tenderly as if they had been brothers. Whether the burden of this individual and couutv charity is not too great to be borne is what cannot be found out. Just when the flood; had subsided and there w as a chance j of getting definite information, came j the snow blockade of yesterday, aud ! that must be broken before any help j can be called for or sent. In the mean time what Sioux City can do to help those within reach is being done. But with the low grounds still over flowed, and the roads on higher bot tom nearly impassable because of the mud and snow, and the ice left by the flood, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SE.N'D RELIEF far into the flooded coimtry A c Hi- zeiis'committee consisting of Messrs. j Peavy, Beck and Berkam went out j yesterday, and in short time collected ; all the money, about 700, which they thought could be properly used until a wider field can be reached. This money wa? partly invested in provis ions, such as flour, bacon, beans and coffee and will be forwarded to-diiy by Jimmy Hagan to some twenty-five families that te reports destitute in Civil Bend and Jefferson townships, mostly about the sawmdls in the tim ber west of Jefferson. The few des titute families -brought down to this city when the water was coming in all IP CHS and low 211:1 ? in about Jefferson, are being cared for here. A few ladies, headed by Mis. J. Cm. Ogden. Mrs. E. 1). Crawford and Mrs. II. D. Proms t have organized themselves into a society for the re lief of the destitute. Sioux City Journal, April 13. Important Announcements front Scri li ner & Co. American novel-writers seem ta be unusually busy just now. Mis. Bur nett is said so be writing two new serial stories; Dr. Holland also lias one iu contemplation; Mr. Howells has two serials on the stocks; Mr. Boyesen is writing one or two; Mr. Cable has just finished one and is starting on tin other; the author of "An Earnest Tri hVr" lias recently completed a short watt ring-place serial; Mrs. Schayer, the author of "Tiger-Lily," is writing her lirst novel; and the author of "Koxy" is at woik on a new serial though not -a fictitious one. All the above named serials have been en gaged for Scribner's Monthly. The scene of "A Fearful Responsi bility," Mr. Howells new serial, which will begin in Scrihner for June, is laid i in Venice. The strv is said bv the publishers lo be in the author's bright est vein. Mr. Howells is working also upon a novel, which will be begun in Scrihner some time next fall or win ter. m$ . Oti Advertising. There was a man in our town. He was so wondrous wise. He thought hi- business would run itelf And he didn't advertise. Will some one please poetize the re sult. Williainsport Breakfast Table. The Qiiittcy, Illinois, Modern Argo replies: Anything to obige, a brother. Our machina is not working very well, but where its task is so very plain e guess it will turn out at least a truth ful job. There could be but one result: He moped about his silent room In sad and lonely mood, For cii-tomer-i came not to break . The awful solitude. .t last his creditors pounced down And took his goods away A pick and shovel works he now For ninety cents a day. The Fut tre of the Canadian Dominion. C nU'inp'irnry l"VtOv, Louden. If e.nv iii-'pulo arose between Canada and her gre;it Southern neighbor which involved war, lie would speedily suc cumb, and would be annexed to the suffered on United Stales. Canada is not suflicient . I ly permeated bv anv vigorous senti ment of naiionalily to resist the power fid attractive forces of the American tlemocrsicy. She answers to Leigh Hunt's conception of the United States: "As a nation, I cannot get it out of my head that the Americans are English men with the poetry and romance tak en out f them; and that there is one great counter built along their coast, from north to south, behind which they all standing, like so many linen-dvap-ers. They will be far otherwise, I have no doubt in time, and this unchristian opinion of them have come to noth ing." Certainly 'this is a sufficiently ludicrous picture of the Ameticans of the present day, who are diverging more and more from the English type, who have the beginnings of a new liter ature, and in whom we can already de tect tlie germs of an altogether new na tional .lire. But it is much in accord with the actual condition of the Cana dian people, who want alike the grand eur and dignity of the old nations of Europe and the m:trveons force and colossal energy of the Unite I Stales. Canada sjeins to lie stranded there among t!se snow and ice of the North, separate ! alike from the historic cul ture of Europe and from the heroic as pirations of America; sharing none of the pive'oas traditions of England, and untouched by the breath of democratic freedom which sweeps through the United Stales. It is intere -ing materi ally to ti.o British laborer and food-consumer; jt has not a shadow of intellectu nl significance for the thinker. This may nt hi its fault; it is, at an rate, its mis ortune a misfortune which seems to remove it from the category of possible independent nationalities. It may be s:dd that the United States are being colonize 1 now rather by stom achs than by brains; but the United States are a nation with grand tradi tions. The eo'oiiizaiioii of New Eng land; the planting of Pennsylvania; the revolution ary struggle, which, as rep-re-entiid in Frank'lin. Samuel Adams, Jefferson, was rather a development of tiiegre.it intellectual movement of the eighteenth century than a mere contest against the English aud Parliament, the anti-slavery contest; and, finally, the civil war all these developments of the great modern democratic move ment have niad-i of America a land of ideas, and have invested even the young raw States of the West with a halo of p 'try and romance. As com pared with this, Canada has merely to tell of upward of a century of stagnant provincialism, relieved ouly by a third rate insurrection. prices. J Qli n TILE HOWIE M10THERS. eventful Lives ofltvo Famous Frontiersmen How the First Howie KnlTe Was Made. A Desperate Duel at Natchez How Jim Bowie Bestored order lor a Methodist Preacher. I From the San Francisco Chronicle. The account published in tlie Chron icle of of February 23, from the Phila delphia Times, ot the "Invention of tlie bow ie-ki.ile, and the duel in which it was first used," is incorrect in so ninny pailiculars that 1 feel constrain ed to write out a true history. 1 stood by the side of my father," "among u number of citizens of the city of Natchez, and witnessed the fight in question, and an willing to make oath that everything here stated is strictly true: The Bowie Brothers were natives of the state of Maryland, of a respec table family, into which Ileverdy Johnson, the great constitutional law yer, married. They enigrated to Mis sissippi in the year 1824 and engaged in the speculation of the rich cotton and sugar lands of 'those two states. The utaplo of cotton at that period bearing almost a fabulous price gave great impetus to land monopoly, and the Bowie brothers found themselves confronted with another land-speculating company, of which the Judge Crane mentioned in the Philadelphia Times was the organized head, both parties having a following of about 75 or 100 men each, all men of wealth and social position and all "on the light." The Bowie brothers were men of good physical stature, sinewy, and of i good, determined cast of counten ance. Kesin was the most considerate of the two, but James w as brave to desperation. It was frequently re marked of him that he was "a Strang er to the emotion of fear." They were were both sportsmen, that is, they bet against the pwpuiar game of the day, faro, and played "brag," the twin brothers to poker. Judge Crane was chivalry persi nilied. He had emigrat ed from South Carolina to Louisana. He was tall and strong, and wholly fearless, or seem i ugly so. A FAMOUS FIGHT. Now as to the light on the sandbar opposite the city of Natchez. A chal lenge to light a duel had passed be tween Dr. Maddux of the Crane pi'ity and Samuel Welis ot the Bowie party. According lo the terms of the light neither Judge Crane nor James Bowie were to be present, because a deadly feud existed between them. Bowie doubted that Judge Cra..c would prove faithful to the agreement, and sent a courier to spy his action.1-. The parties to the duel met, but friends troin the city of Natchez went over, and, through their influence, rcston u amicable relations. To cement these relations the party sent across the river to Natchez for champagne, brandy and Havana cigars. Circled around a gushing spring which flowed from thd west bank of the river, all hostile feelings were swallowed up by the generous liquid, aud everything was tinged with the rainbow hue of friendship, when Judge Crane put in an appearance. He, too joined in the conviviality, pleased that no blood was to be shed. But there was an other appearance to be made before another hour passed. While thus pleasantly occupied a rustling was heard iu the willow boughs that overhung tho steep bank that led down to the spring", and, turning their faces, the manly foim of James Bowie couchant, met their eyes. His appear ance mei.nt light and at it they went. Judge Crane was the first man who arose from his seat, and with his pis tol shot Bowie, the ball passing di rectly through his body but failed to cut any cord which bound him to life. Bowie fell and Judge Crane with the spear in his sword-cane and endeav ored to stab him. Bowie skillfully parried the thrust of the spear, and collecting his energies. reached up his hand caught - Judge Crane by the cravat, which according to the fashion of the day, was tied securely around the neck. He drew him down close to his body, with his right hand se cured the spear and ran it through his heart, Judge Crane dying upon the body of his prostrate foe who, in the meantime, fainted fro the loss of blood. As soon as Judge Crane dis charged his pistol, the friendly feeling which previously existed, was dis solved as quick as a snow flake falling on a heated furnace, and the friends of the two parties, separated and com menced firing upon each other. Six were killed and fifteen wounded. The writer hereof takes pleasure in stating that his father was the first man who said: "Men let us rush in between them and t-top the fighting. THE FIIiST UOWIE KNIFE. James Bow ie lay for months in his bed. iu the city of Natchez, before he recovered from his wound. He was a man of much mechanical ingenuity, and while thus confined whittled from white pine the model of a hunting knife, which he sent to two brothers, named Blackmail, iu the city of Nach ez, and told them to spare no expense in making a duplicate of it in steel. This was the origin of the dreaded bowie knife. It was made from a large saw mill file and its temper after wards improved upon by an Arkansas blacksmith. This is all that can be told about the origin of that death dealing implement. Since James Bowie became somewhat prominent in his efforts to advance the spread of republican institutions it is proper to CO CO speak of what he did. He seemed to have a natural disposition to protect the weak from the strong. At one time he was riding through the parish of Concordia, La., and saw a man lash ing his slave with his whip. Ho told the man to desist, but he was met with curses. He dismounted from his horse, wies'ed the whip from the mas ter and laid it over his shoulders. This led to a shooting match, in w hich the slave-owner was badly wounded. Bowie, after submitting himself to the law, paid the doctor's bill, purchas ed the slave at double his value and gave him his freedom. At another trine the son of William Eattitnoie, one of the Governors of the territory of Mississippi, a religious gentleman of literary attainments, was sent by his father to the city of Natchez to sell his year's crop of cot ion. The "ropers-in" of faro games made the acquaintance of the son, and induced him to patronize the game of a certain gambler named Sturdevant, "under the hill" at Natchez. The gambler soon had the proceeds of the crop, in bank bills, iu his posession. Bow ie who was standing by, a silent spectator, said to young l.attimore; "I know you; you don't know me, but your father does; stand here until I tell you to go." He then commenced betting at Sturdevanl's game, and dis covoring an unfair turn of the cards told him sternly nat to attempt the cheat again. He shortly won back the amount young Eattimore had lost, gave the whole amount to him, and told him never to gamble any more. This young Eattimore assented to, and faithfully did he l.eep his promise. NOT A MAX TO IJE "PLC! FEU." This ltd to a fight between Sturde vant and Bowie. The former hoping, it is presumed, to "bluff" Bowie, pro posed to fight with knives, the left hand of' each to be lashed together, liesin Bowie proposed to take his brother's place, as he had severely cut his hand in butchering a deer a short time previous. This proposition James Bow ie indignantly rejected. The light took place, and at the first stroke Bowie disabled his antagonist, but magnanimously forboie to take his life. In after years a Methodist preach er told the writer this: He said he was one of the first Methodist ministers sent to Texas by the Methodist Con ference. He ttaveled on horseback, crossing the Mississippi bulow Natch ez; that the first day after crossing the Mississippi river he was overtaken by a horseman dressed in buckskin, arm ed w ith rifles, pistols, and knife. They entered into conversation and ho found him to be intelligent, pleasant and well acquainted with the geogra raphy of the country. Neither one inquired the name or business of the other. Both weie aiming at the same destination,Texas. Finally the reached anew town, filled with wild, desper ate characters from other states. He posted a notice that he would preach iit the Court house the first eening of his arrival there. At the hour named he found the rude structure thronged to overflowing with men only. He gave out u hymn and all joined in singing and sung it well, but when he announced his text aud attempted to preach one brayed iu imitation of an ass, another hooted like an owl, etc. He disliked being driven from his pur pose and attempted again to preach, but was stopped by the same species of interruption. He stood silent and still, not knowing whether to vacate the pulpit or not. Finally his travel ing companion, whom he did not know was in the house, arose in the midst and w ith stentoriotis voice said: "Men this man has come here to preach to you. You need preaching to, and I'll oe if he shan't preach to you! The next man that disturbs him shall fight me. My name is Jim Bowie." The preacher said that after this an nouncement he never had a more at tentive and respectful audience, so much influence had Bowie over that reckless and dangerous element. "WHAT WILL YOU TAKE?" One thing the writer had forgotten to state in its proper place about James Bow ie. The editor of a news paper in the city of Natchez, Andrew Masschalk, had published an article reflecting on Bowie." Bowie went into the editor's sanctum, aud laid upon his table two pistols, holding in his hand a raw hide and said, "which will you takeV" Masschalk, with a smile upon his fece, remarked, I take it all back;" Bowie replied, "If you take it all back, we'il go and take a brandy sinasl; come along." This singular and fearless man de voted his life to the achievement of of Texan Independence. lie was mod est, and never sought place or position. With Travis and Crockett he fell in defending the Alamo. At the time of the assult on the fort he was stricken with fever. He had loaded weapons brought to him in his little room iu the fort, and as he lay upon his bed he discharged them at every Mexican who darkened the narrow door. This is the testimony of Mrs. Dickinson and a coloied man who were the only human beings who escajrd. Over the fate of these three men patriotism will diop a tear and memory mourn their loss as long as generous feeling and free government exist. E, P. H. It -.- r:it letter from I'Mil'in confirm the report that Harriet Hosmer ha completely abandoned art, and is devot ing most of her time, lo the solution of the problem of perpetual motion. The New York Business Men's socie ty for the encouragement of moderation has issued a pledge binding the signer not to drink liquor when absent from home.