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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 18SI.
M7"F.xtra Copies of the ITkrald for sale by
J. F. Younq, at the Post-Ofllee 'ew Depot
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C. IT. V AN WYCK. V. S. Senator, Neb. City.
AI.VIN SAl'MiKliS. I'. S. Senator, Omaha.
1-: K. VA i.KM INK, Kepresentat e. At est Point.
A I HI N l"S NAN E. :ot nior. Lincoln.
S .1 Al.hXANDKU, Set retary of Stale.
.TO l'lN W Al l Mils. Auditor, Lincoln.
; M 15 If 'I I.'i IT. Treasurer. Lincoln.
VV VV. .! l.S. Mint. Pilhlie Instruction.
a K i-:N i a ll. Land t'ointiiUsioner.
( J 1)1 I.Wt IM II. Attorney General.
ItV V. '. t'. II A hi: l.S. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
Hi:. II. i :!.' ri'KWM)N. Suut. Hospital tor
Su preru e I 'unrt.
S. MAXWELL. Thief Justice. Fremont.
; l :) 1'.. I. A lv K, Omaha.
AJIJ.SA f:;;;. Lincoln.
,v ",n'f Jmlicial District.
S It. I'Ol'N i .. Judge. Lincoln.
.1. '. W.v r.-"N. i'roseeiit in-.r-A!t'y, Nl. City.
V. t'. sl!(tl I.'I Kit, Clerk District Court,
. N. St'Ll '.N, Conntv Juile.
.1. I. TIM I. - M.ty Clerk.
.1. M. I'Aii i:u .ON. Coiiiny Treasurer,
li. W. II VKI;-. MieiilT.
II. VO: KY.i'o. Scp't Tub. Instruction.
i. AV. I-.A I l;'-li:i.l. Surveyor.
J'. I". CASS, O iiiiier,
( 1 1 L' T V niMJUSSIO x KISS.
SAM'L UU'il AUDSON. Alt. rieai-ant I'reeiuct.
ISA AC VILK. I'laOsmoiith I'reciuet.
.IAMKS CiCA '. Koi:i. Soulii ;-nd I'l-eclnet.
rallies li;.vii: b is;nc.-f with the County
C'oiiiiiiifHioii is. will find them in .session the
Urst Mond: .. n.i Tuesday of eai li nioutii. 43tf
.1. AV. JOHN.-' '. .d;ior.
.1. M. rA l 'i'L t: N. Treasurer.
I. O. SIMM'.'., fit y Clerk.
KICIIAKO VI IAN. Tollc.e .Illume.
V. II. .ION KS. t tiief of I'olice.
V. K. AV II IT I'., Chief of Kire Dept.
1-t AVanl-K. t;oKl)KK. C-. II. JA KM ELK.
1 Ward i W. KAIUKILLD. J. V. WKCK-
3.1 Waid-D. MILI.i:i:.TIloS. r)LLOCK.
4tli Ward -1'. ..1 1 C A LLA N , C. S. DAWSON.
1'otttnaxtcr .1 NO. W. M A KSH ALL.
I.t. II. MKVDK,
VIIYSICTVN ai.d Sl'KtlEON. oflice ill Fitz
gerald Hioek. h U'li will I.e open day or "'K-
lilt. J. li. MefltKA.
1HMt KI'ATII IC I'll YSICI AN. Otlice over IT,
V.M;ttiii".v's ilirdware Store, riattinoutll.Ne
il.O. A. .HAl-XliV.
ATTOUNKY AT LAW. NOTA 11 Y ITr.LIC.
and Collection Aenl. Olliee o er liaker tS;
4Vc more. ri.u..s!iitt!i, Nelr.isU:u Mly
It. K. l,lVIXI.'iO.. 31.
I'll M i AX Jt Sl'KliKON.
OFFICE IIOl'LS. from ion. nr.. to 2 p. in.
'Kxaminin Surgeon for I . S. IVii.shmi.
ID Jj 2T T XS T.
11 nt t miii on tit. Vi'l;rak.
Office on Main .Stieet over Solomon A- N'a
A hau jttore. 34 1 y
. II. IXK..!.. Til. I.
I'll VC'TlsINn I'll YSICI A N. tstViee and Drill!
More, M.tin St, i.rar llurd, riattsmouth ) Neb.
CO EC TIO. VV A S IECIA Ifl.
ATI'UKXKY AT LA AV. Ki al Estate. Fire In
surance and Collect ion Aiieliey. Oi.iee in FltZ
neraltl's tdoek. I'iattsmoulii. Nebraska. :yl.
iilAi. J-i. STII'i II.
ATTOUNKY AT l.AAV and Ueal l.stato Bro
ker Special alt em ion uiven to Collections
and all matters aneeunn tlie title to real estate.
Oitice on 2d floor over 1'osi, uriiee. rlattsnioutli.
Nebraska. 4" l-
iTTi. vm:i :i.it a co.
LAV OFFICE, Heal lt:ite. Fire and Lifelii--Miraiiee
Agents. l'l::ttsi',,tut It, Nebraska. Col
eetois. tax -payer. Have i coiiiplete abstract
titles, i'.uy and t,eil leal estate, negotiate
plans, &c. '
It. 15. AVIN1MI AM.
D, A. I'AMI'HKI.I..
HIiII.M A C.OIPItEMi.
AT l'OKN KV.S AT I. VW.
riaU'Wotit. - - - 'k1-
.t!5 K. Ji.SKl!N, W . I.. l-.HOW NK.
lOItKIMOl A IlltOAV.MU
ATTOUNKYSAT l.AAV. Will practice in Cass
and atljoininji Counties ; ni ves -.pecia. uUeiition
to eolleelioiis and abstracts of title. Oflice in
FitGerald Kiock. I'lattMiioulii. Nebraska.
IS HICK! MUCK!
If j on want any
i?iie or OrDamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE. - XEBIiASKA.
' IPO TJ HIT 3D Y
ma c; II I X E SHOPS!
I'LA TTSMOL'TII , NKB..
Repairrr of Sttam Enjiius, Iioihrx,
Saw (Did (.'list if ill
CAS AM KTK.HI FITTIs'JX.
i rouu'lit Iron ripe. Force and Lift I'ipes.Steam
(lan-'c- S.ifelv-'a!ve liovernors, aud all
ki...'sof I'.rass Kn.i:iiie Fittings,
n iiaire.i ! sliort unlive.
FARM MACHINE K
HANSEN & CH ASSOT
(SiMctTii'S, Provisions and
AC KM'S KOR I II K
s . F il XI AN I A IlFi; 1 NSC' ANCE COXH'AN ",
;ki:man fh:k insckance comfany.
milxvai iif;' mechanics mvh al.
::i'. r.llkee. A i.
WEn:KN iioi:s:-: a so cattle in, co..
, Oiilaii 1. r.'eb.
HAMIiClif. AMEEIC SN STEAMSHIP PACK
ET COM PA N Y.
NOMTH ll itlS 1 LOA D.
STEAMSHIPS P.ET.VEKN llAMHl'KO,
IlEEMLN AND NF.XV YOKK. lly
HOTEL. CITY HOTEL
PL VTTSXIOt TIi. NEB.
First class I.m: :i' ieMims.
Fiiwi I'las Ibinrdt.iR.
i;ood Sample ltofii
Kvei i!iin;j: ai:l every comfort
Adood Hotel can FurnMi
A-lsv,,jr-.l AVitiis. Oo.'id'P.e.i', Ootid LS.1U. !
Lemonade. ;od Cigars,
Kept at the Htj tTotel
I41v FltED :oC.S. Proprietor
.mce im'ire etc .es forward with an entire ne
FALL '- WIK-'SB
H'k of '.iie li Piece C.ioils ever brouuhl
i'.iio F'.uUsii.otith ! I
BVEKV GAKMKXT CUT IS
W A R RANTED to FIT
Huti'iinis o, tlieie ainl they are
hci opposi't the Coutt House. Give him
c-.'.l a"-i exaifiiie f..r vrttirselvew. 4-tf
. ti l it W I X fort ie P,j-st and Fast
t ..t '-'-Vli " P'ct.iVia! Hooks .-lid Pil tes. Price
reduced J-i vi r cent. National FuMi-him; Co.,
t. Louis. Mo
, cnfiiter day at home. Samolex wort h
SO tO Qi&Us.i f ree. Addres. Stinso.v & Co..
Portland. Maine. cly
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Taking Efft-t Hay 15, 1881.
FOli OMAHA FKOM PLATTSMOUTH.
Leaves C :H0 a. in. Arrives S :V a. ni.
2 :4. p. in. " 4 :15 p. .
FKOXI OMAHA FO PLaTTSMOLTII.
Leaves ::v5 a. r.i. Arrives 10 :0.r a. m
7 ;00 p. III. " a :00 p. 10.
FOU THE AVEST.
Leaves Plattssnoutli J :20 a. in. Arrives Lin
coln, Vi :U5 p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, 7: 4o p. m.
Freight leaves at :20 a. in. and at 8 :lo p. ui.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : r.p. m. and 2 -.00 a. in.
FUOAI THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney. 5 :.To a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
I .(hi p. m. Arrives Plattsinoi.tli. 3 :'M p. m
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. m. and 6 :40
p. in. Arrives at t'lattsinoutli at 5 ;35 t. in. and
I I :.rip. ru.
Passe'iger trains leave Plattsmoiu li at 7 00 a.
in.. 8 o"i a. in.. U 40 p in. and unite at Pacific
Junction at 7 31 a. in., 8 ;i0 a. in. ami 4 10 p. m.
FKOM THE EAST.
Paeenuer trains leave Pacific Junction at 8 30
a. in., 6 4S p. in., low a. in. and arrive at Plalts
mouili at V oo a. in., 7 15 p. m. and to 30 a. m.
It. V. K. It. Time Table,
Tatiiig Eject Suwlay, Vfcembcr 5, 1SS0.
I : 20
A M HO Y'
N'A PON EE
A It A PA HOE
1 1 :03
2 : '5
.' : 2 5
AltltlVAL AM) IlEI'AKTlTtE OF
7.30 p. III. I
i.:0 a. in. f
S.oo a. in. (.
3 : p. in. )
ll.oo a in
7.30 p. in.
10.30 a in. I
7. p. in. j
ll.oo a in.
I 7.IH) a. III.
3.(H) p. m.
i KM a. III.
) 0.1.") p. IU.
3.00 p. in
i.ia a. in
I 7.4." a. in.
2.0O p. 111.
1.00 p. Ill
1.00 p. Ill
1- At TOitV VII.LE.
ll.oo a in.
Nov. 10. l-M'.
.1. AV. Marshall. P. M.
IT XIR, S TJ?
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEKKASKA,
lOll.S FlTZOKKALU ..
F. i. DOA'KY
. AV. Me La ighlix .
JOXIl O KOL'KKK
This liaiik is now open for business at their
lew room, corner Mam and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a ijeneral
Slocki. Bonds. Gold, Government and Local
1JOUC.HT AND SOLD.
!ejosits Hereford and Interest Allowed-
on Tim- Ctrtificute-s.
Available in any part of the I'nlied States and
In ail the Principal Towns and Cities
nman Line and Allan Line
O F ST BA M F. Its.
Pi r-on w ishitii; to brinj; oat their friends from
.ik rope can
I'UUCHASK TU UKTS E1IU3C US
Tliroutrh to I'lattHinoutli.
weeping Water bank
or ;i:i ititos.
This i'.ank is now open for the trail paction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Keceived. and Interest allowed on Time Certi
ficates. I) RAFTS
Drawn, and available iu the principal towns
and cities of the United States and Europe.
Agents for the celebrated
Mmi Line of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us.
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
i: FED P.EOS.. 2M AVeeping AVater. Xeb.
Eight Mile Grove, Neb.
Hatini; opened a New Store at the aboy
1 call attention to mv stock, and ask the
patronage of my friends and the
i ubiic iu general.
Dry Goods, Groceries
Tinware $ Woodeinvart
find General Goods of all sorts.
CH$3A.p ZLTZD GOOD
Call and nee u-ir iuci hrfore going
S41y Walter Jenkins.
NEW HARDWARE STORE.
.J. S. DUKE
Has just opei el an entire new stock of hard
Nest door west of Chapman & Smith's Drus
A Full Line tf
SHOVELS, HAKES. SPADES ana
ALL GAUD EX TOOLS.
XAII.S, XAILS, X AILS, by the Kef,
HOPE, POWDEH, SHOT, GHIXD
A Full Line of C TTI.KKY.
Special Hates tc Guilders and Cva
All good sold as lov ti they possibly can b
ami live. 4lv
PA7ID LASDSfTTH & S05? Philadelphia Pa.
F" 12 2? 211 f XL 27
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
WOODEU COlf TINTS
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
MY FIXE HEARSE
IS XOAV keady For. SEKVICE.
AVIth many thanks for past patronage I
invite all lo call and examine my
LA KG E STOCK OF
13tf. I'l'lIATI 'tK AU COFFIKS
Sole Appointing Agent for
The I'm-i vailed Mason & Hamlin
CABINET ORG AX S.
Also State Agent for the Henry F Miller and
AV. C. Emerson Co. Pianos.
at office. LeonardV Art Gallery, Main St.
Will do well to examine our
New Mason & Hamlin
i i .
T t- 1
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r- SV tr 2 I -?
u m "!
3I0XARCII BILLIARD HALL!
Iu the basement of Merges' Store,
One door east of the I. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
NF.AV lOVAItCH TAIH.KM.
Cigars & Temperane Drinks
On hand at t lie counter.
It is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for players j.uU seats for visitors.
Ed. Oliver. P. U. MUKPIIY,
Manager. lit! Prop.
Successor to Sack Bkothk.ks.
T IX WARE, SHEET IROX, Z1N
At the old Stand opposite the new Hniu
. PUMPS, GAS-FITTING,
Making & Repairing Done.
A. G. HATT
JUT OPENED AGAIN.
Vein, Clean, First Class Meat Shop,
onMain Street Corner of 5th. Plattsmouth
Everybody on hand for fresh, tender meat.
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tvon..oU.:t.Uoi oi-lnry prfrAi.s or who r.
f4uirer.a Ap', l.fftVf, anamiM Stimulant,
ii.io,;UT. am ivik",",'i wi moui into:
Uoniulior what jour lt.f''3(r or j-mtr.-n
uevbt the UiM-a.'-ui r aai''111' " C5e Uoj, 1 ..-
ters. uon"t wa.t u.:tilyou;ii but if y
only ftel baa or niiscrati!e.ne',ni M oiu s
It may sitj yuurlitt-.lt hafSa uaaareaa.
S500 wiUbcpaiJ foracoS'46 they will not
Cure or iu-ll. To not suirer 4orlt-'t your rncnus
niili r.ljut useaiitl unre tnem to ute Hop B
Kt nx-mber, lion BIWr is no'k.,rU8 druppwl
drunken inxruin. but llio Purest n l't
Metlifiiiet-vtrmaJe-.tho njiViUDbW. US3iB
and U0WE" otiJ no H-rsoii or family
should be without Utt-iu. .
O.I. C.I u a'wJ itJ icid IrresistiMe cure B I
forUrunltiTinf ss.u'seof opium. tolucco ant: 1 La
na.rcotit.ri. AiJ aol.l by tlruiiirist. Scud II
We shall ellfor'fhe iie&t CS days re
gailless f 1: mir stoek of
Wo are Holding out some Heal Inducements to close
CL?LSI buyers; smA to oiavIstLe you tlsat we
iitci-au busiiiss y&iz vttm mill stscl exstiiiiaie
for yourself9sUi we sIbs1J cosnaMer It an
pleasure to sSaow you tlirouglft our va
The Scrseaiit Tells of tlie Rebel Mail.
BY KIIVVAKD S. CKRAMF.lt.
'Twas a:i evening fine in Kieliiiiond,
AVhen the war nas sometime o'er.
Where we gathered to be mustered
Out f arms which Ion.; we bore,
That the surgeant told this story
To some men of Sixty-three.
AA'ho were waiting, with tin; others.
To be paid off and be free :
" 'Twas I think within the summer.
Or the fall of Sixty-two.
The general learned a rebel mail
O'er the southern line was due ;
And that more had gone before it
Telling of our works add force
All our weak points of defenses
Very kind to them, of course.
"IJut the General thought he'd stop it.
So he sent for ine himself.
And a number of tlie Itiiles
Two I know were Sclmepp and Self ;
And he told us o'er the river
AVe should go about twilight
Twas tlie Xnsmond, not far up-
And watch over thera all niht.
"Well, we watched there alertly.
Till I heard a mufilod oar.
Anil 1 had to wake up John, there.
For he had a loud-toned snore,
And I feared that they might bear it
Ere they brought the boat to land
But we captured them uite bandy,
A most curious mixed-up band.
"AVe got uniforms and gewgaws
Intended, we than found.
For some officers in their army
And we emptied on the ground
All their bass aud all their parcels.
Though no letters could we see,
But a female of their number
Stepped aside to speak to n;e.
"She was very full of favor,
Had n pair of coal black eyes ;
And a way of taking long breaths
That somehow did me surprise ;
'Have you not a married man, idr?'
Ah, lier voice was tremulous here
If so I'd like bespeak him, sir.
For I am not well. I fear.'
" 'Mong our small but gallant party
What young men are we to-day
Just one only had been married,
And that one was Harry May.
She told liim with rare modesty,
That well with her sex uceerds.
That she was the way that ladies be
That only love their lords.
That night vre brought her. with the rest.
To our camp in peace to stay ;
AVhere all were given a chance to sleep.
But uo chance to steal away.
The next day she was delivered
Of a child? Don't spoil the tale
By a woman, in a pillow.
There was found the Uebel Mail !
This happened in Virginia during
the AV.ir in 'GO. Cfihy was the sergeant
and l.abaugh was John, of Co. Ii, 1st
Mounted llille.s, N. Y. A part of the
spoils was a uniform for (Jen, Mahone.
now Senator. We print this for the
benefit of the old Mounted Ritle boys.
What our Exchanges Say.
An addition is to be built to the
Deaf Mute Asylum at Omaha.
Senator Saunders will deliver tlie
address at the Hall county fair.
Fifteen hundred sheep were shipped
from Kane Co., III., to Ueltidere,
George Jones and Win. Sims section
hands on the railroad near Alexandria
brutally killed a German named Taur
iu a slight iai rei.
Hebron Journal: Mr. and Mrs. W.
II. Ashby, are now located at Wytnore,
editing the Reporter of that place.
Mrs. Ashby is business manager and
Mr. Ashby is editor.
A Mr. Wood, from near Long Pine
brought a load of wool to Neligh on
Wednesday which he soid to 1J. li
Wiiley at 21 cts per lb. The lo:td con
tained 272-4 bi. and amounted to the
neat little sum of ST2.04. That- was
a load worth drawing. Neligh Re
publican. Hebron Journal : A recent visit to
Ilabbell impressed a Journal represen
tative very strongly with the fact that
that magic and tnterpi ibing city in
embroyo, is one of the best towns
along the Republican Valley railroad.
It has an air of comfort, thrift and
business, and shows constant develop
ment. The Train Robbers.
A TALK AVITII AVILLIAM PIXKERTOX
AXD 11 P.. CABLE AI5IT THE FIFTY
THOUSAND DOLLAK P.EWAP.D.
The $50,000 reward offered yester
day by the State of Missouri, 'or the
capture of the bandits that have for
the past ten years made tlie south
western portion of that State a region
of terror, has inspired tlie waning
confidence of the nian-hunter3 of this
city, and it is rumored to-day that a
strong and secret organization is
about to be effected and will shortly
leave for t he Kansas border.
On being questioned as to the truth
of the rumor, William Rinkerton said:
"I think there is a party of Sheriffs or
detectives to leave from here, but the
State of Missouri can cet no good
men to work for rewards. They
will never catch the James boys, or
any other part of the pang, until they
engage competent men and pay them a
salary and expenses."
"Have you any men at present en
gaged in the case?"
"No. we don't have anything to do
with it. We don't work for reward.
Men are not going to jeopardise their
lives and spen their time and money,
working for a reward Avithout any as
surance of success."
R. R. Cable, Vice-President and Gen
eral Manager of the Rock Island road,
was interrogated in regard to Avhat
measures that corporation intended to
take toward capturing the brigands.
He said: "The company tvill leave
nothing undone to effect their cap
ture. Arrangements are being per
fected for a thorough hunt, and the
company has entered heartily into the
. "Have you engaged any men at pres
ent besides offering a share of the big
"Not that I know of. I have not
heard from the Kansas City Depart
The Alton and Iron Mountain folks
are also up in arms having several old
scores to settle with the bandits, and
from the appearance of things it
seems that a hot hunt is about to be
ir ii at it has is:i:.v.
FROM BOSTON TO CHICAGO $5.
Yesterday's Cut in Passenger Rates
Prospects of Free Trip West.
"What is tlie rate to Chicago to
day ?" Passenger Agent Carpenter of
the Pennsylvania Railroad was asked
late yesterday afternoon.
"It openod at Si) with us, and about
mid-day dropped to $3.00. I have a
scout out now, and if he reports any
cutting below that rate we shall meet
it. The great cut to-day has been
made between Boston and Chicago.
The Grand Trunk of Canada has re
duced its rate to $5, and the Boston
and Albany has followed it in the re
"Will that break the New York rate
to So ?"
"It may ; but not necessarily. The
tickets are rebate tickets the buyer
paying $13, and having $10 refunded
to "him at Chicago, if we meet the
rate over our route from Boston '
Chicago via New York, we will eil
only ironclad rebate tickets, making
the purchaser sign here and again at
Chicago before he can get the rebate."
The other roads had also reduced
their rates to Chicago to SS.-jO. "We
opened this morning at .lO," said the
New York Central agent, "but after
wards dropped to $9, and then to $8.30.
The rata to Cincinnati is now $8, and
to St. Loui $13.73. Nothing definite
seemed to be known at the regular of
fices about the cut in the northern
routes from Boston, but it agreed
that thero was no telling vet when
bottom will be reached or how the
war would be ended.
The ticket brokers, as usual, under
sold the regular omVes yesterday. ;
Lansing, at 3H7 Broadway, said: " The ;
i ennsvi vania leti ine w .ty i:i cutting
to-day. and w keep about 30 cents be
low its rates. We can undersell the
Pennsylvania all the lime, and can d
it on their own tickets, too. There
will be another cut to-morrow, but I
don't see how the roads here can meet
the Boston $5 rate. The fare by boat
from Boston here is $4, and by rail So
and the roads have to pay these rates
to their connections. If the pennsyl-'
A'ania re luces its tickets from Boston
to Chicago to $5. it will simply be car
lying pass-itigers trom New York to
Chicago free." Sun.
Coverlets from Milk-Weed Down.
Last summer, being iu the country
in the season when the pods became
ripe, 1 put. into execution a project
that I had formed some time before
but had not been able to bring to a
conclusion This was to collect the
silk to make a bed coverlet, for the
winter, to replace eider down. As my
experiment proved successful. I will
describe my process for the benefit of
the readers of the American Agricul
turalist. It is as follows:
Near the end of August, or the be
ginning of September, when the pods
are nearly ripe and some of the silk is
seen floating in the fipld., collect a
good batch of the pods, and spread
them in the shade for a day or two.
This hits the effect of drying up the
sap, so that shelling th pods no milkv
juice escapes to stain the hand.s and
clothes. As soon as tlie green shells
aro removed, the seeds should be
scraped off with a blunt knife. This
is another important point, for if the
inside of the pod is allowed to dry it
is almost impossible to separate the
seedswithout having the silk flying all
over the room, while the green seeds
are scraped off very easily and rap
idly. This being done, the bundles of
silk for such is their appearance are
spread on shelves, or in any conven
ient place, and left to become almost
dry. Finally the cores are removed
from the center, and the silk is put
into bed ticking of the proper shape,
and sewed uo. On drying completely,
S the silk swells considerably, and thus
makes an extremely warm and light
coverlet. When freshly made, it com
pares favorably with real eider do mi.
But, remember it must always be used
over the body, not under it. Its prin
cipal advantage is its remarkable light
ness. Spread over the feet, it keeps
them very warm, and yet scarcely any
weight is noticed. Before ending, I
must say that, ow'ng to the great lia
bility of tlie silk to "felt" the milk
weed coverlet is in really good condi
tion for only one winter. Mine has
been found very comfortable during
the past unusually cold season, and I
propose to make another this summer.
When not in use the down will keep
intact for a long while. I had some
in a paper bag for eight years, that re
mained as good as ever; Avorms do not
attack it. One more word; on hand
ling the pods, it is dillicult to avoid
some stains from the milky juice. On
drying, this leaves a black spot. As
the stain consists of caoutchouc, pure
and simple, it. can be removed by its
most common solvents, namely, grease
or butter. First rub the spots with
any soi l of grease, until the black sul -stance
is dissolved, then wash yotti
hands with soap and water. Ameri
Put up Ice.
Why the hard working farmer
should be deprived of one of the most
common necessities (for ice hits ceased
to be counted among the luxuries) is
more than we can understand. The
opinion of the leading physicians of
the country is that ice is one of the
very best medicines for all diseases
common in hot Aveather. They even
say that since the general use of ice,
fevers have become almost unknown.
Then why go without it. There is no
reason Avhy every farmer should not
put up ice enough to last through the
A few years since, the writer piled
it lot of ice against the north end of
the barn and covered it over with
straw, and we believe now that the
only reason why it did not last all
summer was because we used it before
it had melted think it lasted until
some time in July'.
A very good ice house can be
by cutting into the side of a
leaving one side a little lower so
drain good ; lay a thick bed of
in the oottota and around tlie slues,
make it shed of poles packing plenty
of straw between the ice and poles;
then cover with plenty of straw and
throw enough dirt on top and against
the sides to hold the straw in its place,
ice put up in this way will keep all
summer. A building 12 foot square
will hold enough to last an ordinary
family a whole season, aud will be
worth hundreds of dollars. Nebraska
A standing antidote for poison by
dew, poison oak, ivy etc., is to take a
handful of quicklime, dissolve in
Witter, let it stand half an hour, then
paint the poisoned parts with it.
Three or four applications will never
fail to cure the most aggravated cases.
Corn silk is said to be an efficient
and powerful remedy for dropsy,
bladder and kidney troubles. The
Medical News gives an account of the
medical properties of corn silk, and
the cures that have been effected by
its use. To use it take two double
handfulsof fresh corn silk and boil
it: two gallons of water until but one
gallon remains. Ad 1 sugar to make a
syrup. Drink it ttmiliier of this daily,
a:.d it will relieve dropsy by increas
ing the flow of the in ine enormously.
Other diseases of the bladder and kid
neys are benefited by the remedy,
which is prompt, efficient and grateful
to the stomach. The treatment can
be continued for months without dan
ger or inconvenience.
To Ke?p Vtry Shade 1 Places Grcea.
G'-i ni r.v :i Tol.-xTHph.
Fs'ieeialiy i:i the front t ards of dwell
ings, !mji!i i:i town nn 1 country, which
are i!tic!i shaded, Ave. often see the
ground completely bare, not a livinqr
thin being perceptible. Sometimes
thero nre many neat ly nude, straggling
limits lying upon the ground or Aery
near it, winch are unsightly and every
way worthless, that ought to bo' cut
away. This would give room there for
the "Towing of some plant or vino that
would be adapted to it, and which
would not only cover tho naked spot
and make it a "living green," but
would be adding very much to the gen
eral appearance of the premises. The
best vine for this purpose is undoubted
ly the periwinkle. It will grow almost
anywhere in tiie shade, if the proper at
tention is given to it, but nototherwi.se.
It is a beautiful vine, and will densely
cover the ground, producing nearly the
whole season a very pieliy blue dower.
Weeds, however, are its deadly ene
mies. It cannot liht them. Steadily
they ncro::eii until they drive away
our favoriic and occupy the ground of
battle. A little help now and then,
however, wi 1 d feat the common ene
my, and all w us to enjoy the cool
looking, popular evergreen for many
years without renewa'.
A Deadly Scorpion.
A Durango correspondent describes n
terrible scorpion, know n as the alacran,
which infeits that region. Its sting is
mortal in eA'cry ease, and no remedy
has 0Arcr been found to counteract its
deadly poison. The spasms arc so vio
lent that it takes three or four strong
men to hold a patient stung by it. Hap
pily tho stifle ring is short, for after two
or three hours it is all over. Patients
emit from their mouth a greenish-yel
low scum, winch turns into a Mack,
spongy matter in a short while. Every
Aear thirty or more deaths are record
ed as the work of the alacran. The gov
ernment pays a premium for their
scalps, and lie boys hunt them and de
rlA'e quite a revenue from that source,
but the pest does not seem to diminish
any. They are said to occupy but a
small belt of land running east ami
west, taking in Durango and Mazallan.
AVft Antonio ('Ax) Ilcruhl.
A Definition of a fJentlenian.
"What do you call a gentleman?"
asked the duke. "Will you give ine a
delinition of the word?"' "That is not
so easy, my lord; indeed, I am not sure
that it is possible to define the word
satisfactorily," replied Lady Do Vete,
lixing her eyes on the expressionless
face of the interlocutor. "By resorting
to metaphors, however, I may perhaps
be able to outline what we all feel, but
are unable to fully describe. A gentle
man is one iu whom the vigorous and
the delicate ate happily united. The
soft, the refined that which comes
from seeking the society of women of
culture, lies in the 'gentle;' the strong,
tho linn, the stern that tvhieh conies
from battling with men, lies in the
'man;' 'gentle' implies the possession
of all the social, '111:111" of all tho civil,
virtues; 'man is' the iiery wine, 'gentle'
the tasteful goblet; 'man' is the s-harp,
correct drawing, 'gentle,' the warm,
soft coloring; 'gentle1 might be the Syb
arite who is disturbed by the falling
of a rose-leaf, 'man' is the Brutus, who
as judge knows not even his own child.
Pericles, the brave, magnanimous, ami
able, retincd Athenian, might be o lie ret I
as an example of the true trent Ionian.
&lidhajLiC s ''Lady i'iara )c I'crc."
In a "study of an old Southern bor
ouirh" in the Atlantic we find the fol
lowing: "In the newer towns and the
larger cities the negroes have by this
time forgotten their old masters and
old homes, or do not care for them.
But in an old borough there are always
some who have passed their whole lives
there. Their old masters they alw ays
address as 'old maser,' and his sons as
'Mars' James,' or 'Mars' Thomas,' or
whatever their christian namo may be.
At their old home they feel that they
enjoy no slight privilege, ami even that
t iey have a sort of right to see that
everything about the household goes on
well. These negroes have a sort of
contempt for those who have no such
oid attachment. It is a common phrase
among them, in speaking of a negro
who did not belong to an aristocratic
family: "Dat nigger ain't no manners,
neber had no raisin' -poor folks' nig
ger.' Sometimes these old negro men
preserve the lordly manners of their
masters. Their negro dialect does not
set-in to detract from their gentility,
and they are noticeable as men of par
ticularly line manners.
A Virginia lady in Louisville had
employed a genteel old negro man to
nurse her son, w ho was suii'ering with
a broken limb. She noticed at once
the dignified bearing of the negro; and
one day she asked him, 'Uncle Ned,
where wore you reared?1
" 'In old Virgin uy, madam with a
' '1 am a Virginian mysc'f,' she con
tinued. " From what part ob do State, ma
dam?1 'i 'From Fairfax, Uncle N d. My
maiden name was Morson.'
" 'I knotved dat we was related, 111:1
dani. I b' longed to old Mars' JItL.,!i
Mor-on. 1 knowed dat tve was re
The consumption of beer is greatly
on the increase in the United States.
Iu lSGo. 1,705,827 barrels sufficed to as
suage the thirst of the beer bibblers,
but in 1880 it took 13,317,112 barrels to
accomplish that object.
at aji 1
Bho Fell In.
Detroit Free Frcs-j.
Yesterday afternoon a woman about
50 years of age, who was waiting At ith
her husband at the Detroit, Grand Ila-
ven & Milwaukee depot for a train, --j
Atent out to view tho river and fell in.
Just how she did it she could not after
wards explain, but the men under the
freight sheds hoard an awful yell and
a "krrsplash," and ran lo the edge of
the wharf to lind the old lady kicking
up sea enough to swamp a skiff. She
was duly hauled out and given a seat
on a barrel until she should recover her
nerve and wring out her clothes. As
she sat there a crowd gathered, and one
"It's a clear cac of attempted .sui
cide. Her lover probably went back on
her, and she doe.-, not care to live any
"And how sail it m to.-t e an old wo
rn 111 driven to such desperate straights,"
sighed another. "Siio must have set
her cap for a third husband and been
"Well, these women are curious crea
tures," added a third. "This one serins
to be fully 80 years old. ami yet she has
been sighing around the depot here for
two hours like a girl of l'i.'
The. old lady went on wit li her wring
ing without even looking up, and a
fourth man remarked:
"Well, perhaps this will learn her a
lesson and be a solemn warning for her
to change her line of conduct. She
looks like a hard old case, but there's a
chance for even the wickedest to strike
out into new paths."
Her hair had fallen down. She gave
it a twist into a hard knot, and arose
and shook herself, and then sat down
"Now, then, do you suppose I'm gf i'ig
to take oil' 1113 sl ckir.irs and wring 'cm
before such a parcel 01 great big fools
as von are? ' Tin-re wasn't no Miieide
about it; and as for love and sighing
around and b::ing disappointed, 1 want
to tell you that I've got an old man
down there in the depot who can break
your necks as fast ns he gits to ye! Now
scatter git out di: t. Jf I lind any of
you loafing around here during the next
half hour Til make him want' a wig lo
kiver his baldness!"
The crowd vauioossrd.and in two min
utes after the captain of a barge going
up the riA'er was using his glass to dio
coA'er what on earth the two ret I stock
ings hanging over a barrel could sig
nify as marine signals.
When you read tho seductive lege in
in tho tobacconist's window, "O.ir
live-cent cigar can't be boa'," remem
ber if they can't be beet they can 1 e
How "Whistler PaintoJ a Ojil'ux.
Probably you have he ird of Whist
ler's extravaganza in houses. lie was
engaged to decorate a noble mansion
in Belgravia; the price was no ohj.u-l to
the owner and for that matter neither
was it to Whistler. One day a friend
asked me to go over and see one of the
rooms that was nearly complete. I, and I
hastened to accept the invitation. This
is what tve saw on entering: A very
slim, spare figure extended on a mat
tress in the middle of the floor; be-i In
him, on an enormous palette, paints, a
half-dozen long bamboo fish-poles set
ting on a liim with their butts elo-e at
hand, and a very large pair of binocular
glasses. Whistler, dressed wholly in
black velvet, with knickcrbockcr pata
loons stopping just below the knee,
black silk stockings, ami low pointed
shoes with silk ties more than six
inches wide and diamond buckles, was
flat on his back, fishing-rod iu hand
and an enormous eyeglass in one eye,
diligently nutting some finishiiig
touelies on tho ceiling, his brush being
011 the other end of the fish-pole. Oc
casionally he would pick up his double
glasses like soino astronomer peering
at tho moon, and, having gained a
nearer and better view of the cilW t, ho
would again begin to agitate the paint
brush at the other end of the long
"Now, wouldn't I bo a fool,' said he,
'to risk myself on a scaffolding, and
nearly twist my head tiff my shoulders
trying to look upward, when I can
overcome the difficulty and annihilate
space so easily thus?"' ami he gave a
wave of his iish-pole.
And such a room! One mass of
gorgeous purple and blue, ornamented
solely with an enormous number of the
eyes of a peacock's feathers. It was a
room to make a man a lunatic in a
week. It was as if all the peacocks iu
Christendom had settled down upon
one, and were about to smother one iu
tail-feathers. And this Avas the cele
brated peacock room' about w hich all
London went wild not long afterwards.
"Women s Tears.
He must be a brute indee d w ho can
bring tears to a woman's eyes. His
heart must be of stone to enjoy tho spec
tacle of a woman bathed in a flood of
Avihl emotion, with tiio convulsive sobs
shaking her little form, while grief, Iiko
a tornado, tosses her about like a paper
collar box on the bosom of tho boiling
Few men have the hardihood to look
a grief-stricken woman in tlie face tvhilo
her nose swells up, angry and iritaled,
in the distance. Few men are so lost
to all tlie better feelings of our nature
as to do an act which will thaw out the
frizzes and flood the features of the
woman he loves.
This is one reason why man' men are
kind to their wives, who would other
wise be cruel ami heartless. They do
not like to sec the wife of their bosom
looking as though she had ciysipelas ill
It isn't the grief of wives that is kill
ing oil" our husbands. It is the terrible
shock to their n--tin tic ta.ste. No hus
band can bear to view the howling
waste after the washout has subsided
and the bridge is repaired.
Then, fellow men, on our journey to
the tomb, let us resolve that we will not
do or say any thing that will bring the
hectic flush to the nose of her to whom
we have A'owed life-long fidelity. Let
us, as far as possible, slave oil' the
storm, and if tears must be shed let us
shed thcni ourselves. Most of us are
so ding busted homely that it don't
make any difference whether we color
our nose cherry red or sago green.
I hen again if we weep prettv pro
miscuously and keep our no.se middling
red, perhaps we can fool the tcmper-
nnc.i people and thus regain some of
the tespe:t that wc have lost. Hill
Xy; Laramie lloohtrvang.
An Obodient Lover.
It is related in Paris that a young
beauty troubled with a too 1 ilka'ive ad
mirer, bade him be dumb, and he,
swearing to obey her behest, did it so
thoroughly that all the world believed
he had lost the use of his tongue
through melancholy, until one day the
lady undertook to cure him of his dumb
ness,' and, by pronouncing tlie word
"Sjwak," brought her lover's two years'
silence to a sudden close.
Heli's Half Aer- Mis,5on, at Kansas
Tity. takes its title fiom the wicked
neighborhood in which it is sit
Not less than ninety per cent, of tho
women and live per cent, of the men in
this country wear more or less false
hair. This enormous consumption of
the artificial and natural jiroduct sug
gests the fact, fearful but true, that
nine women out of every ten about the
street, in the church, or on the cars,
charming or ugly to a line, have on a
wig or a weft, bandeau or a prepared
net, bangs or waves, arranged at tho
Some peoplo think that blondes never
grow gray headed. The fact is, one-third
of white shreds may be mingled with
such hair, and few will notice it- The
same proportion of blond-headed peo
ple turn gray as those with any other
The proportion of people who dye
their i.air is also surprising. Some
twenty per cent, arc said to do this.
Of course, the greater proportion of this
class arc whit '-haire.l people. A white
head is often, though not always, a sign
of a life of trouble.
The dresser is more than often
amused by requests from the country
for "cold waler frizzes." These, of
course, comprise an article whi;-h will
curl easily by application of water ami
are easily supplied. Ci.rly hair has
been the fashion for a year or more.
Of ihel to, human hair is the no-t
called for. "Hair-raising" is a sort of
industry in Europe. The peasant girls,
who are much in tlie open air, get their
heads cropped once a year, and thus
furnish a portion of the supply. They
are satisfied with a stipend so small that
an American Atoman would scorn to
touch six limes its value. Of the ma
terial imported France supplies half
the trade ami England ami Germauy
dividu the rest. The raw material lin.ls
its way here iu great quantities, ami is
made "up on this side of the water. The
business is young yet in this country.
Xcto York Graphic.
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