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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1881..
We Invite tlae satteEatioia of tlae IPwMic to our ILarge aiacl Attractive Stocli of
dot Ifll IF
L ui .ii.ii.i Li cJiil3 QeP
steds aiad ottossg., and.
titan ever before. Asa
of HBarg -
A. S. PADIM 'K. U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
ALVIX SAUN I KKS. V. S. Senator, Omaha.
K, K. VALKX riN'K, Kepreseutafe. West Point.
ALBINL'S NASCK, (ioveruor. Lincoln.
H. J. ALKXANDKK, Secretary of State.
JOHN WAl.MCHS. Auditor. Lincoln.
(. M. HA UTLK IT. Treasurer, Lincoln.
W. V. .MINI S. Sunt. Public Instruction.
A. O. KEN 1 A I.L. Lanil Coiiiiiiupionrr.
J. DILWiti: i ll. Attorney Central.
ltKV. V. V. Il. KIMS. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
1K. 11. P. M t I IIKWSON. Supt. Hospital lor
S. MAXWELL. Chief Justice. Fremont.
OKO. P. LA KK, Omaha.
AM ASA COlin. Liucolu.
A'eron't Juilicial T)i'triet.
S. n. POX'NT). Ju.lse. Lincoln.
J. C. WATSos. I'i..secutin-Att'y, Neb. City.
V. C. SHOW i.TKK. Clerk District Court,
I'latts!ii.f,i li ..
A. X. SCLL1V v.N County Judjje.
J. 1). TU1T. (. ..mity Clerk.
J. M. PA TTKKSON. County Treasurer.
K. W. li Kt..-. S!i, lilt.
E. If. Wooi.K V. Co. Snp't rub. Instiuclion.
i. . FA I i:5' l ICLD, Surveyor.
P. P. GASS. toi'iuier.
SAM'L RICHAItPSON. Mf. Pleasant Prcciuct.
ISAACS WILI:.-. Pluttsmoutli Precinet.
JAMKS CRAWFORD. South Bend Precinct.
Parties havh.g business with the County
ConinitiiUneis, v.ill find them in session the
First Monday :md Tuesday of each month. 43tf
J. W. JOHNSON. Mayor.
J. M. PA TTKKSON, Treasurer.
J. I). SIMPSON. City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN. Police Judge.
W. I). JONKS. Chief of Police.
V. E. WTI1TK. Chief of Fire Dept.
lot Ward F. C.OKDKR. C. 11. FARMKLE.
2d Ward (J W. FAIRFIELD. J. V. WECK-
3d Ward-D. MILLER. THOS. l'OLUiCK.
4th Ward P. M( CALLAN. C. S. DAWSON.
J'Mmflr-J.NO. W. M ARS1IALL.
PROFESSION A I- CARDS
it n. ii. nr. vik.
PHYS1CI VN and SURGEON, olllce in Fitz
eerald lilock, which will be open day or uiKlit.
IK. J. I.. M-CK K A .
HOMIEP.VTIIIC PHYSICIAN. OfRce over U.
V. Mathew's Hardware Store. Piat;uiouth, Ne
' It. It. LIVIX'iHTOX. -It.
V1IV8ICIAS & SUltUEOX.
OFFICE HOCRS. from 10 a. hi., to 2 p. m. -Examining
Surgeon for L". S. Pension.
IMat twmoutli. clirasUH.
Ofllcc on Main Street over Soiomoii ."t Xa-
than's Store. ii1?..
" H IM. tVI.t 11.
col lec -no. t".y m .? rsci.A lti.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. 1...: rM He. Fif: In-
urauce ami Collection Aijciu-y. tl:ice in 1-itz-gersild's
b!M!k. Platt.-iiinm!. S'clirasna. :'j!u3
EO. M. H3IITII.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special atuntion jjiven to Collections
and all matters alleciiii; the title to real estate.
Oflice on 2d floor over Post Oinee. Platismouth.
.Nebraska. " '
" i. ii. i iiki:i-i-:k jl c.
LAW OFFICE, Real Estate. Fire unci Uf In
surance Anents. Plattsiiioulh, Nebr.iska. Col
lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell real eetate. ueKtjate
loans. &c. 15y
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. OiVi.-e in litzn r
hld Block, . ....
fjyl PLATTSMOI. TI1, NEB. -
R. B. Windham. 1). A. Casiphki.i..
Attorney at Law. Notary Public.
Wl viHI 111 C.V.1I i'iH.l.l-.
COLLECTION AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
0!llce over W. II. Baker & Co's Store.
Pla.tsiiioiith. Nebraska. 2oly
JAMKS K. MOISKISON. Y. 1.. 11KOWNK.
MunitiMOX Jk. itEcow.vi..
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will piU Mice la Cass
and adjoining Counties ; (jives specia. attention
to coilectionsuiid abstracts of title. :l:ce i:i
Fitzgerald Block. Plalt"inoui h. .Ncbiask.u
17 V 1
Tin-: cottagi: no um:.
.4. Iti:i:SO, lroii iclor.
On Sixth. South of Main.
lioardiuy and Transient Tranl Entertained..
GOOD MEALS JIY THE DA Y.
C IIKISIIS.. - rropiit-lor.
Flour, Corn JJeai tt I'tal
Always on hand and for sale at lni-st nU
prices. The highest prices paid lor Wlu-a: ai.d
Com. Particular atleiit'oii given rustnin work.
J. F. B A U M E 1 S T E h
' Furuihl.ee Frcrli. Pule "Milk.
Seclal calli" attended to. and Freth Milk
from same cow famished when wanted. 4!y
MAC11 1 NEU SHOTS !
Repairer of Sttam Engines, Boiltrs,
Saw and Grist 3 ill.'
CAS AI STKA3I KITTI
fraught Iron Pipe, Force ami Lift PiH-s.Sleam
tiauee.Snfi-tv-Valve Uvernors. and all
kiuls ot Brass Engine l-'ittinj;.
repaired on short notice.
H. A: WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Mai- street. Corner of Fifth.
i.'LATTSMOUTII, - - - - NEB
we have just received for tbe
aiiis. IS lia
B. & M. R. KTirae Table.
Taking Effect May 15, 1881.
FOR OMAHA FROM PLATTSMOUTII.
leaves 0 :80 a. m. Arrives 8 :35 a. m.
2 :45 p. III. " 4 :15 p. 01.
FROM OMAHA FOR PLATTSMOUin.
Leaves 8 :j5 a. ni. Arrives 10 K5 a. in.
" 7 ;00 p. III. " 9 :00 p. 111.
FOR THE WEST.
Leaves Plattsmouth 9 :2 a. in. Arrives LIu
coin. 12 :05 D. lis. : Arrives Kearney. 7: 40 p. in.
Freight leaves at 9:20 a. lit. and at 8 :lu p. in.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : up. in. ana 2 :oo a. in.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney, 5 :3o a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
l .no u. ni. Arrives Plattsmouth. 3 10 v. in
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. ni. and 6 :40
p. in. Arrives at Plattsmouth at 5 ;35 p. in. and
11 :55p. in.
Paxse-iucr trains leave Plattsmouth at 7 00 a
in.. 8 ii.") a. m.. 3 40 n in. and arrive at Pacific
Junction at 7 30 a. in., 8 30 a. m. and 4 10 p. m
FROM THE EAST.
Pa-f-ci-Kcr trainsleave Pacific Junction at 8 30
-a. in., c 4 p. in., in oo a. in. ana arrive at riau-s-
inoui Ii at 9 00 a. in.. 7 1 p. m. aim 10 so a. m
11. V. El. It. Time Table.
Tttniny Effect Sumlny, December 5, 1SW1.
IN A VALE.
N A POX EE
2 : 55
VIUtlVAi. ASH DKHAKTlltK
1'l.ATTNHOrriI II A 1 1. W.
7.0 P. III. (.
j:.A) a. in.
8.00 a. m. I.
3. at p. m. 1
n.oo a in
7.:ui p. in.
10.30 a in. i
7.3rf p. in. f
11.00 a m.
ll.oo a m.
Nov. 10. !
OK PA UTS,
J 7.00 a. in
) 3.oo p. ni
I 8..V) a. ni
N OUT 1 1 KK.V.
o.ia p. ni.
3.00 p. in
7.00 a. m
I 7.45 a. ni.
" 2.00 p. ni.
l.oo p. m
i. oo p. in
.1. W. Ma us ii a Lb. P. M.
O. H JOHNSON,
WALL PAP BE.
r " ' -t fm-
All Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
1'i'CKcript ioH i'Arefully Compounded
! nn i:xpcrlciicel Bru.lt.
REMEMBER THE PLACE.
Cth ST., 2 DOOItS SOUTH OF MAIN
UNION STORE I
Eight Mile Grove, Neb.
llavinj: opened a Xi1 Store at the abor
I call attention to inv tock. and ask the
patronage of niv friends and the
Public fu KCucrul.
Dry Goods, Groceries
and Oener:d Goods of all vort.
CI3:E!A JHTTy C3-003D
I'ull ai.U see our Stock before going
M HARDWARE STOEE.
.J. S. DUKE
iia.sj.iM upeuetl an entire new stock of h?rd
Nft dot. i we.st of Chapman & Smith's Druf
A Full Line of
S li k I, f H A RD W ARE,
mioVELS, HAKES. SPADES ana
ALL GARDEN TOOLS.
NAILS, NAILS, NAfLS. by the Ee
i.'ol'.'i. I'ftWDKh'. XflOT, GRIND
A l I Ii : "f t 'l'.l:itV.
t-ff.-tiiif littles tx 'iuilders awl Cuftr
irmiil- K-'.'i as ) s they poi-ibly can bf
:ni! I've. - 4lv
SEEDS K BEST
If not mold in voar town, van
can get them by m&iL Drop
ti . iwf f.M r.. ,
and Prion. Th Oldest mnd nomi cztfwlSM(
caaa offer Greater Inducements la 1P1HIEC3ES
examination will well repay tliose in search
Straw. Maw IFelt and PIiae IFelts and Wool.
NEXT DOOR TO CAEBITIH'S.
IF n r sxi t u v e,
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
MY FINE HEARSE
IS NOW READY FOR SERVICE.
With many thanks for past patrona.
invite all to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
I3tf. KiritXTrUK AXU COFKIM
Sole Appointing Agent for
Th Unrivalled Maon A Hamlin
Also State Agent for the Henry F Miller and
W. C. EmerKon Co. Pianos.
at office. Sixth, one door south of Main St.
Will do well to examine our
IVcw Mason & Hamlin
SS i: ?
MONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In the basement ot Merges' Store,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - - NEBRASKA.
One door east of the P. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
XKW 3IOXAKCII TABLES.
Cigars L Temperane Drinks
isu ii a 11 u b ii.c: cvuiuri.
It is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for players .nd seats for visitors.
Ei. Olivkk. T. B. MURPHY,
Manager. Utf Prop.
Q Ihe t Pareht mmd llekt Medicine tret Hade.
P AfSOBmhlfiAtinn of Ruhu- Mn
drakloaud DanUel ion, wiUnUltiie best and
most c ura tivo prvxrtiva ot all other Bitters
maket lie grett Blood Purifier, Liver
Res U l" tor, and Lite and Heeitli HtmtoriDg
K rfivaaa an DOsiblT loll? exist Wher ItOO
Bitters" are uVedio Tailed and irf ect are their
t .11 whna Kmploymenta eauae irrefrnlari-
tyortheboweUorVurlnry orgD:J..'mh? T
a aire an AD-xerV Tonic and mild Stimulant,
HoLvfiitten are uirmL.atMB' Without IntOX"
Ko matter what your fellmr or ayraptoms
are what the disease or ail wnent i oae Hop Bit
ters. Don't wait until you a re alck but It you
only feel bad or miscrable.m 18 them at once.
It may savoyourlife.lt has5sTed hundred.
$500 U1 be paid for a calM thry will not
cure or help. Do not suffer m orl't your friends
SuHer.but use and urtre themv to use Hop B
Remember, Hop Bitters Is noXV rIia, drugtred
drunken nifctrnm. but the luresthw d Best
Medicine -t,t made; the "MYaUObshv lUTO
and MOPS' and no person or family
should tie witnout tnem.
n.l.O.I an absolute and Irresistible care 1
(orlwunlceniM-ss, uc of onium. Uibacco and
narcotics. All sola oy anntiruu. Send
lor Circuiiu-. uap mum Brs.
If you want any
Fire or Ornamental
J. T-A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
rVeaertpiion Free t.u
f . - . . Krvwiuv4 OMf, h uuiflnoi SBMCUli
u 44tuaJlv pnduce1.
txwtdurcoa et Co., a Clinton i"Iicc, Hew Zav.
JPISESJC BSAJDIE. We liave'all tlte latest styles in Casimeres9 Wor-
IP IE, s rr
OF PLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA.
E. (i. Dovev
K. W. McLaughlix
JONH O UOUKKK
.... Assistant Cashier.
This Bank is now open for lutines at their
tew room, corner Main and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a t;eueral
Stock, Bonds. Gold, Governmeni and Local
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Ih-jjosits Received o?ul Interest Alloio-
ed on Time Certificates.
Vvailab'.e iu any part of the United States and
In all the Principal Towns ami Cities
A a CA' TS " VO II TCI 11
nman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to briii out their friends from
POKCIIASB TK'KKTS FROM V
Through to IMaltHinsnt h.
WEEPING WATER BANK
or -.i:i;i ijkos.
Tlifr Bank is now open lor the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Received, and Iuterest allowed on Time Certi
Drawn, and available in the principal towns
and cities of tbo United States and Europe.
Agents for the celebrated
Mm Line of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us.
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
REED BROS., 2Uf Weeping Water. Neb.
Successor to Sauk Bkothkks.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, Zl,''
At the old M:ind opposite the new IIv..
Making & Repairing Done.
- JUST OPENED A(;a1X,
New, Chan, First Class Meat Shop,
onMain Street Con-ei of 5ili, Plattsmouth
Everj hodv on hand for fresh, tender meat.
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general jobbing
I am now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
of farm and other iiutchhierv, as there
is a good lathe in my shop.
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
hits taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
Xetv Wasrona and lluszieit made to
Shop on Sixth street oroi?e Streight's Stable
ILLUSTRATED FLORAL fiUIDI
For 18il ian Elegant Book of 1-JO Pages, On
Cidored I'luwer l'hiu-.aml i0 Illustrations. will
I leseriptioiis if tlie-I.est Flowers and e'eta
bles. and Directions for growing. Only lucent
.In English or Oeiuiau. If you ufterwurde or
. der feeds (Ii'dtirt t lie in cents.
VH'li'MSrcdsai-r theliet in the. world
The Fi.okai. Guidk will tell how to get -aut
Vick's Flower and Veef:tlle fJan'eii. m
Pages. 6 Colored Plates. 5'kp Engravings. Foi
50 cent iu paper covers : !.() In elegant cloth.
In Oermaii or English.
Viek's Illustrated Monthly Magazine 32
Pages, a Colored Plate In every number and
many fine Eugravings. Price SI. 5 a year;
Five Copies for $5.m. -Siechneii number sent
for 1 cents : 3 trial copte for 25 cents.
Address, 4atf Jam ks Vick. Rochester. N. V
f ! f 1 P" T? W" a eotup Irnl biMuH-u aiaa la ears
O 1 ti J ao.U' couuly i lie L. s. Iu U UK
" ;rlnprila .f 1 Mrtk kawlns t suiter. 4iua
la. sea Mn. i:h food rrfrrcnet, wc furbMli ll.r Mill (rv,
sue rtv Iltu t'u( will lsen a worker over luo aaiaaUk.
.h t-i li 1 l.k AT1U.N AL fin. 10, Box 24S2, al. Luuu, alo.
A. G HATT
Twelve lawyers in Red Clouil.
The Juniiitii IleraKl calls for the or
ganization of a G. A. K. Post.
Daniel George, Of Crele. was
drowned in the Line while attempting
to place some fish lines.
The Central City Item is to be pub
lished in Omaha as a Stinduy morning
society pa pet. We wisli it success.
The Seward Reporter can't see that
that air line railroad from Lincoln to
Fremont seems to materialize very
The editor of the Red Cloud Chief
went along with the sheriff to bor
row! V) a trim of a woman, and neither
t)f Uiem were shot.
Th oiiunty treasurer 'f Harlan Co.,
James Hillings has heeti iinpcaclitii ly
the coiiunHMioiierH. ilnposeti from of
fice and Mr. U.wul.ill appo nted in tit
Last Sunday and Monday the ferry
boat took over seven hundred hogs to
Peru for Brown ville buyers, which
with what they had there, made six
teen car loads. All of which were
shipped to Chicago, Monday. Granger.
A.shlaiid Gazzete: Mr. W. B. John
son, of Plattsmouth, has purchased
the stock of groceries of Mr. J. X.
Vance, the sale taking place on Tues
day, and will continue business . t the
old sUwid, Mr. Vance retires from bus
iness owing to ill-health, and we hope
the change may be beneficial. We
welcome Mr. Johnson to Ashland and
trust his expectations may be fully
Pawnee Republican : Last Saturday
afteinoon some boys were playing
hide and stek near I he residence of
Mr. Lewis. One of Mrs. Richardson's
little boys, in oulcr to secure a good
hiding place, got in under 'he curbing
of the well, but by some mishaps lost
his footing and fell to the bottom of
the well some thirty odd feet. He
went straight to the bottom and on
coming to the toKf the water caught
hwld of the bucket to which lit rlmm
until rescued. Strange to say he es
caped severe injury, oniv r ii lvnii: a
slight cut on the back of Ihe head.
Arapahoe Pioneer: - The homestead
ers of Frontier county have banded
together and decided to resent the ag
gressive disposition of the stock men.
and accordingly on Wednesday thry
all. collectively, built a large corral,
near Stow postoffice, on the divide be
tween the east and west Muddy, in
tending to take up such cattle as tres
passed upon their premises. They
had hardly completed the corral and
left for home, ere they discovered
some miscreant had cut the wire into
pieces about five feet long and pulled
up the posts and" burned them. We
opine the incendiary will receive rath
er rough treatment at the hands of
the homesteaders if he be found.
A water spout, or whirlwind crossed
i il . f 1 a. t . i. l..
ine river at lue terry last oaiuiuuy.
Passing from the south to the north
it took up a large column of water out
of the river, pulled uj the north stake
and carried some of the planks out of
the boat fifty feet in the air. Mr.
Richards, the ferryman, took to the
willows. It dissolved near Eeber Ut
ter's house, but first completely lere
to pieces some fencing and a stoutly
built stable, scattering logs, poh s,
straw, promiscuously ever the prem
ises The phenomenon was witnessed
by several parties in town, at a dis
tance of a mile away, yet no one
dreamed of its being of sufficient size
to do mischief. liloominglou Guard.
What to choose for a dress and
when to wear it after it is made seems
to be the gist of the information on
dress given in the June number of the
Domestic MoRthly. The most notice
able chapters are those which relate
to special forms of dress, such as Garden-party
suits with hats, parasols,
gloves, etc., to match; Steamer dresses
and cloaks, and traveling outlits. The
most interesting articles to many are
those which describe as well as illus
trate children's fashions, including the
new Mother Hubbart cloaks and dress
es, and the hats, shoes, and old-fashioned
mittens which little giris wear
with Mother Hubbard diesses.
A special chapter 13 given iu this
month's magazine to the airy, lace
trimtned gowns which ladies will wear
in midsummer ; and uiuisual space is
given to Millinery for the city, country,
waterin-pl ate, andsea-t-hoi e. Ladies
will also find fresh niius concerning
shoes, gloves,. mittens, hosiery, laces,
and parasols. Suggestions on the
varieties of art-work appropriate to.
Summer finish the list of articles,
which can not fail to be of service to
In the Literary Department, the
charming novelette. "A Summer's Sto
ry," is brought to a conclusion, which
will be unexpected to many readers.
A new series of seasonable "articles on
the Garden is begun and will be con
tinued from month to month through
the season. " An interesting aerountof
women's work In the Spring Exhibi
tions will lie found uuder the head of
-pact, Ritmor,.:md Comment.'
Madeline S. Bridges contributes a
clever bU nf'vers de socittte eiitilled,
"Lovers' Qsurrttds,1 which, vye ("ptedict
will be widely copied - with and with
out credit all-over the land. Mrs.
Henry Ward Beechr gives . pome
seasonable advice regarding .the car
of chickens, and promises valuable
recipes for the culinary treatment. of
the same in future numbers. Book
notices, poetry, and a particularly spicy
letter from Paris make up th remain
der of an unusually good number.
CKOQIJim KRS ON THE CRISIS.
Row the political sensation struck the
feminine portion of the community.
From the Utica Observer.
The night before last the. Utica Cro
quet Clul composed entirely of
young ladies held its-second meeting
hr the season of 1881. Two new
members were admitted, and proposals
for membership were made. The com
mittee on resolutions made their ex-
i pected report. The resolutions were
written on scented paper and penned
with violet ink. After the busi.iess
of the evening had been finished, ihe
young lady sitting on the ottoman
"Oh, in v ! Girls, did on hear about
"Xo. What is ii ?' said the misses
on the settee in one breaih.
"Why. he's resigned."
"Resigned to what? lias he been
dangerously sick?" said the Secre
tary. "No, no. Can't you understand?
lie has given up his senatorship."
"Goodness gracious! Ain't that to
"How much did he get for it?"
Queiied the girl with the album in her
"Why, you silly thing, you ought to
read the newspapers. Senator Conk
ling got dissatisfied with something
in Washington and resigned his office
to the hands of Gov. Cornell. There
was a misunderstanding between him
and the President about some man
named Rob Roberts let me see.
Robinson nc, that aiut it. Oh. yes,
Robeitson. Dear, suz! They say the
whole country is iu a crisis."
"I read all about that, said the pres
ident of the club, knowingly. "Sena
tor Conkling and this Robeitson had
some kind of a fuss while they were
trying a lawsuit. Come to think Mr.
Conkling wanted to give him some in
structions and Robertson wouldn't
have it. Then the President appointed
Robertson to collect money in some
ward in New York Ciiy "
"That wasn't it," interrupted the
first speaker. The President told
Mr. Robertson to stand at some Iwck
a dead-lock, thev call it and see that
the canal boat captains paid their
toils. The man ho was put out of a
job by Mr. Robertson gettiDg the situ
ation, used to go to school with Mr.
"What I want to know," vaid a
3 oung lady, "is how could the Presi
dent order these men "around so?
Didn't 1 read in a paper the other day
that Mr. Conkling was the boss."
"My sakes! that's funny," ejaculated
the Secretary, "I heard my brother
say it was a man named Blaine, who
came here-from Canada, and wanted
to run the whole country, who caused
the w:tole disturbance. The President
made this Blaine a present of a cabi
net organ, and then he never stopped
beyging untii he had got a whole set
I tllCI ,l'
furniture, too. That made the
en who didn't get anything.
"What were the guns firing for
l.o-day asked the girls on the settee.
"You see, the senate helped Robert
son to get this job," answered the first
speaker, "and the Half Breeds were so
glad they borrowed some cannons."
"Who are the Half Breeds? Indi
"I am not sure, but I don't think
they are. They must have come here
when the canal opened .
"Girls." exclaimed the President of
the meeting, "do you know I think
that firing was a real battle? I read
in the paper last week about the 'War
tin the President.' Isn't it awful."
"And I saw 'IIow the bomb struck.'"
"Oh, these horrid Half Breeds,"
ejaculated five voices at once.
"Yes" continued the President, "and
I believe they are going to oe com
manded by that Gen. Mahone, who
came to Washington with a red shirt
tin and tried to scare everybody."
"I'm going home," faintly said the
"Let us all go," said the girls on the
' "Oh, I hope we won't meet any
Vifqtiain would say, "these girls
ought ti vote at once."
FROM SCRIBXER fc CO.
Scriijxer's Monthly has been ar
ranging, during mme than a year past,
f.r an illustrated article on .aiut-!
(iaudeiis'tt Fariagut Monument, which
was to have I eeu unveiled in Madison
Squarp, New-York, on May 20th. The
postponement of the unveiling till the
23th inst. gives the magazine five days'
start! The article, which includes a
sketch of the sculptor's life, will be
accompanied by funr iilusuations. one
of them a full page engraving, by Cole,
of tiie statue. T. e same number of
'jeribtier'st will have an engraving, ly
Fred. Jiieimling. ot Saint-Gaudeus's
medallion of Bastieu Lepage.
Prof. Fisher's at tide icviewiug
the -Revised New Testament" will air
pear in Scribiit r's Monthly on the
same day that t!e book is issued in
AfneidiM namely. May 20th.
ScRiBXEit's Monthly, it is said, will,
iu the June mmiber. p.iy an unprece
dented compliment loa young Western
poet, by reprinting from the newspa
jers ti i ii of ter irTiems. The nam.' of
the p.-! Ts Mis.i' Rditli Thomas, of
Ilem !-ii-rai to all our exchanges:
"obsei vam e of Decoration Day,"
clean your streets, remove dead
animals," plant trees.
War Without its Glitter.
The project on foot in England to
abolish regimental colors is a signifi
cant illustration of the utilitarian spir
it now gaining control of thej profess
ion f arms.
One of the first aims of this unsen
timental view of war was to reduce
the pretensions of the bayonet. This
instrument is at best only the ancient
pike, attached to that considerably
more important weapon, the rifle; yet
it was long the fashion to extol the
prowess of 'the cold steel" in battle,
as if far more terrible than any weap
on whose efficiency was based only on
the explosive force of gunpowder. The
civil war destroyed some of this illus
ion for American soldiers Surgical
records showed the bayonet wounds
treated in camjis and hospitals to be
an insignificant fraction of the whole;
while ihe experience of many battles
developed the fact that the so-called
bayonet charge is usually performed
with the gun slung across the shoulder,
much like a paradt r's torch, and, in
most cases, with the bayonet peaceful
ly reposing in its sheath. It was the
rush, not the steel, that decided suc
cessful charges, in all but exceptional
instances. Accordingly, in some in
ventions the bayonet has bean turned
into a sort of intrenching spade, or
anything but a weapon for impaling
the enemy. In no , service, doubtless,
is the bayonet wholly discarded; but,
in these days of destructive long-rar.ge
firing, with repeating arms, its uses
are chiefly for parades, and guard duty.
A second move has been to abolish
the cavalry sabre, which, in our coun
try al least, where cavalry are for the
most part mounted infantry, is more
ornamental than useful. Many old
cavalry officers bitterly oppose thisdis
of their distinctive arm. The sabre is
an. additional weight and nn empty
jingle; and hence, though it need not
be wholly discarded, il is likely to be
used only for drills and parades, and
on a few extra occasions, as in riot
duty. Its ancient prestige is gone.
The latest expression of this spirit,
as has been said, is iu the English dis
cussion whether to abolish the carry
ing of regimental c!ors on the battle
field. The argument is that such flags
are cumbrous ami nstdess, being neith
er weapons nor .subsistence stores:
and that their defence on sentimental
grounds often costs valuable lives, r
i disarranges the mechanism of a battle
as when the Sixty-sixth and the Bom
bay Grenadiers both lost their colors
in Afghanistan, and when Melville
and Coghlau perished in Zululand, un
der the Hag of the Twenty-fourth,
when we think of the reverence at
tached iu all ages to the corps symbol
and the national symbol, be it eagle or
pross or banner, the proposii ion to rule
regimental colors from battlefield., as
in;crfei ing with the legitim tt prob
lem of slaughter, shows what war is
coming to. And perhaps, after all.
this instance may suggest that the
utilitarian spirit, in its eagerness f;1.
sacrifice sentiment, may sometimes
sacrifice utility. For there is suiel
practical use in an emblem which,
though it can neither be fired off nor
eaten, yet makes troops fight to exter
mination in its defence.
There may be. perhaps, some un
looked for results in this modern ten
dency to destroy the pomp and cir
cumstance of war and to put every
thing on a business basis. Most war
is savagery; and when its glamour is
destroyed, and the combatants made
to appear like mere fighting appli
ances, plucked of sentiment, its real
natnre may be better appreciated.
The American Dairyman publishes
the following extract from a letter
written by the Master of the National
Grange of the J'atrons of Husbandry:
I deplore deeply the result of the
Senate's action in confirming Mr.
Matthews. If the President is deter
mined I ignore the interests and ex
pressed wishes of the people, and ap
peals of the wisest and best of his own
party, and uses the whole influence of
his admin ist ration iu aiding the mo
nopolists to rivet their fetters upon
the industries and business of the
country, he may find, when too late to
retract, that he has made a mistake.
Commenting on this, tl:n Dairyman
It is most unfortunate that Presi
dent Garfield lias, iu his attempt to
suit all tactions of the Repnblican
party in his distribution of patronage,
seen fit to nominate, successively, three
such rail load men-as the Hon. Stanly
Matthews, to be Judge of the Su prune
Court; Elliot F. Shepard, Mr. Van
derbilt's sou in-law, to ba District At
torney for the Southern District of
New York; and Ihe Hon. W. II. Rob
ertson, to be Collector of . the Port of
New loik. It is understood that
President Garfield, iu doing so.
been influenced by Mr.
New York Tribune,
Blaine, who of course
Reid, of the
corporation interest, and the puzzling
thing about it is, why, if the President
is not a monopoly man, has he played
lin etlv into their hands to such an
extent? It is very evident that he has,
iu doing so. greatly disappointed
many friend'i, and the quotation from
the above letter is a significant straw, i
showing which way the political wind ;
is likely io blow in the future. The !
people will not stand calmly by and j
see the monopolists fortify themselves:
iu all the strong positions much long-
er, and if it is found that the leading j
tr.en in the existing political parties!
aie subservient to our railro.id mag- J
nates, both parties will be set aside,!
and men will be found who v. ill pro
tect the interests of the masses.
The Niagara Suspension Bridge.
The Niagara Falls Gazette gives tho
following sketch of the history of tho
great suspension bridges:
"In 1848 Charles Ellet, a brilliant
rather than a profound engineer, built
the first suspension bridgo over tho
Niagara, on tho eito of tho present
railroad bridgo. The bridgo was only
for carriages and foot passengers. Tho
towers were of wood, and tho roadway
was only about six feet in width, just
wide enough for one team. Mr. Ellet
in the beginning had offered a reward
of 5 to the first person who should get
a siring over the river. Tho next windy
day a large number of boys assembled
on tho bank with kites, and beforo
night one of them, I Ionian J. Walsh,
then a boy 13 years of age, landed his
kite on the Canada sido and received
the promised reward. By means of
this string larger cords, then ropes, and
men iron catiiej, small at lirst, but in
creasing in size, wero drawn across,
until the large cablcswcro thus stretched.
This structuro served as a most excel
lent auxiliary in tho construction of tho
present bridge. This was built by
America's great engineer, John A.
Rocbling, and has always been con
sidered ono of tho greatest of his works.
It was commenced in 1852, and tbo first
locomotive crossed in 1851. Tho iron
basket now hanging under tho railroad
track near tho American end of tho
bridge was first used by Mr. Elle t, and
in it the first person who ever crossed
the chasm alive, and of his own frco
will, was then crossed over. There is
an old Indian tradition that a resisting
chief was onco carried to tho opposite
sido by a largo bald headed eagle, who
swooped down on tho great warrior, ai
ho lay in ambush on tho ground, and
boro him over. Ladies havo crossed in
this basket. Tho suspension bridgo by
Brock's monument was built in 185G by
T. E. Serrct. Tho ice jam of 18G6 tor'o
tho guys from tho rocks to which they
wero fastened and beforo being re
placed, a terrific galo broko the road
way, severed tho suspenders, and left
the structure dangling in tho nir. Tho
new suspension bridge, as it is called,
was built in 1868, tho cablo being car
ried over in Winter on tho ico bridgo.
Its length is over 1,200 feet, or a full
quarter of a milo, from outsido to out
side of tho towers, and it is tho longest
suspension bridgo in tho world. Mr.
Ellet will bo recollected as tho origina
tor of steam rams on the Mississippi
during tho lato "unpleasantness,"
which had a marked effect on tho war
in that section. Ho was wounded dur
ing tho attack upon Memphis, and died
from his injuries, after having com
pletely destroyed the Confederate fleet
that had attacked him.
The "Year Without a Summon"
We continue to receive occasional in
quiries concerning the "year in which
there was no summer." Sonic persons
appear to have a wrong Mea of tho
time. It was the year 1X1C. It has
been called tho ' year without a sum
mer, for there was a sharp frost in
every month. There are old farmers
still living in Connecticut who remem
ber it well. It was known as tho "year
without a summer." The farmers used
to refer to it as "eighteen hundred and
starve to death." January was mild,
as was also February, with the excep
tion of a few days. The greater part
of March was cold ami boisterous.
April opened warm, but grew colder as
it advanced, ending with snow and ico
and winter cold. In May ice formed an
inch thick, buds and flowers were froz
en and corn killed. Frost, ico and
snow were common in June. Almost
everything green was killed, and the
fruit was nearly all destroyed. Snow
fell to the depth of three inches in New
York and Massachusetts, and ten inch
es in Maine. July was accompanied
with frost and ice. On the 5th ico was
formed of the thickness of window
glass in New York, New England and
Pennsylvania, and corn was nearly all
destroyed in certain sections. In Au
gust ice formed half an inch thick. A
cold northern wind prevailed n curly all
Corn was so frozen that a great deal
was cut down and dried for fodder.
Very little ripened in New England,
even here in Connecticut, and scarcely
any even in the Middle States. Farm
ers were obliged to pay SI or S5 a
bushel for corn of 1815, for seed for tho
next spring's planting. Tbo first two
weeks of September were mild, the rest
of the month was cold, with frost, and
ice formed a quarter of an inch thick.
October was more than usually cold,
with frost and ice. November wascold
and blustering, with snow enough for
good sleighing. December was quito
mild and comfortable.
Tho Rabbins have a tradition that
before the fall Adam and Eve wero en
cased in a hard, rosy, shell-like skin,
which, after their doleful expulsion
from Paradise, became tender and sen
sitive, as it is with their children to
day. Only on the tips of tho fingers
and toes did tho skin remain in iu
original state as a token of what it had
been. With this tough cuticle our first
parents mixy have stalked about bare
footed with comfort; but their children
wero reduced to, straits enough to pro
tect their tender sole from tho ground
until some ingjni;tn wight discovered
that "to him whos.j feet arc shod tho
whole. earth is covered with leather."
Boots are said to have been invented
by the Carious sotuowhero in tho dim
past, and to have been made of iron,
brass and leather. Homer mentions
leather boots among the Greeks in 907
B. C, and undoubtedly they were com
mon among the ancients at a much
Bishop Colenso's daughter, Frances
E. CoU'IjSO. writes that the Boers do not
consider a colored nn rnan at all
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