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tST Transient AdvertUmeuU mujt be FtU
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
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VOLUME XVII. V
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, 'OCTOBE It 13, 1881.
will l well t eall on us and see oiin Mew and 'Stylish s'taiaenf &
M "5 I
i 53 B r"A
Fine Ready-Bflade Clothing
( . H. VN W YriC. U. S. Scn:iHr, Xrh. City.
Ai.YIN SAt .". lKliS, U. S. Senator, Oin;ili;i.
!: K. VAI.l.N i I.M.. ltfprfs(iiat'-. West i'oint.
Al.l'.IM S N Nt !:. (ioveroor. Lincoln.
S.J. ALKXAN !i:u. s.'Ciftary ( St:Hc.
.1!IN WAI.I Il llv Aiolitor. Lincoln,
i. M. I! It I t-K IT. Tresis ii rtr, Lincoln.
V. W. JilNi-s. Sunt, i'ulilic Instruction.
A. :. KKM 1 '.L. Laml Coiiiinisi(incr.
I '. .). 1 )l I.W .. i 1 1 , Attorney (iner;il.
KEY". C. C. !! itlMS, Ch;il;ilii of IVnitcntiiiry.
II. l". ilit si S. suut. losiiul for
tll IllSM., .
u jurertie Csnrt.
s. M A X VK1... Chief Justice, Fremont.
i !. II. LA K .J. m:ili;i.
AM ASA C...:. L.Uiii.lu.
V u ' Jtiilii iril Dittrict.
roi'Nii. J.i. Lincoln.
J. C. Y A I '
I'riiceutiun-Att'v Xel. City.
I Clerk lMtriet Court. -
. SilO V.
A. X. "-"'I l.i . N. Coll nl V .liltle.
1. I 1 1 1 . .i.iy ierk.
J. M. 1"A I 1 1 ... vX. County Tre.i.uivr.
It. V. ii YLl.. . .-.iienif.
K. It. Wool i. V. Co. Sup't Pull. Instruction.
;. . PAI ii!-1 Li. Ii. Surveyor.
P. P. i.SS, ' inner.
COIMI COM MISSION KKS.
s AM'L i:icii ai;is. Mt. Piciii-iiiit PicciKct.
ISA f Wll K . Plaitsiiioiitli Preetnet.
JA.MI.S CliA 'k i-'(.i:l . Siiutli P.entl Precinct.
Parties lia i::;,' lus:tics wttli the County
CoiiiiuiFxioiit rs. w ill find tliwni in session the
l iist Mnnday niti Tuesday ol each month. -Utf
City VJre- tory,
J. V. .M Ml XsoX. M tvor.
J. M. I'A 1 1 1.U.-I N, 1 reasurer.
I. I. MMPstiA. l;y ci.-rk.
ll. i:i VI VIAX. Police Judtre.
V.. i . .M N KS.. Cli l-f of Police.
K. 1 if I i i:. 1 iio f of Pile lejt.
( ill Xi ll.llK.V.
I I :f d-K. i;oi;iKK. C. 11. PAUMKI.K.
j.-. .-;.rt--; W. KAlUKIKI.H. J. V. WKCB-
Ward-5. M 1 LLKK, TIIOS. Pt )LLt C K.
t :i Wai.l-P. M I'ALLAX, C. S. DAWSON.
y:tti..tiet- ,)N. YV. M AUSilALL.
IH F iSlON AT, CARDS
IIC. .?. I,. lleCKHA.
liOMilll'ATHIC PHYSICIAN. OHice over U.
. Mat new 's Hardware Store, Platl-uioutli.Xe-
jiasUa. 871 y
. SALINIU ItY,
O.tu-e ovei .".iiiitii. P.lac!t & o's. Dni;! Store.
1- ut Ut-i.s deulisiry at leasonahlc prices, J3ly
ti W. CM TrKK,
DBITT IS T
tllll--Mi Main Street ovt-r Solomon
t !i:i;i s S;ore.
34ly Itil. II. 1 I 'A Oil.
PHYSIO N and slT,.;i;FOX. ofiice in FitZ
Ceialii fcuick, wliicli will be e;,rn day or "'Sht.
. il. Imm.i.i:. .ii. i.
PKAC ITSIXi! PH YM IAN. OlViee and Irtig
Sio.e. MA:n St. near Tliiro PlaUsmoutli. Neb.
tt. It. L.1Y1.M4-MTOX. 31. W
VIIYSH'IAV & SUKIiKON.
OFFICE HOCKS, from li) a. m.. lo 2 p. in.
ExaiiiininB Surgeon for U. S. Pension.
J.t!. K4. JIATHKW'M
ATTOKXKY A T LAW.
o;;i.-.t over Baker & AtwoodV store, foutli side
t Main bet ecu 5tli ami i.lli street.
CO L L ECTJO.S V JSl'JiCIA L Ti .
ATToZtXKY AT LAW. Ileal Estate. Fire In
rurancc and Collection Agency. Ollice in Fitz
gerald's block. PlaLtsiuoutti, Nebraska. 2iii3
ii-:o. Nil mi.
ATTOKXLY AT LAW and Keal Estate Bro
ker, special aiuiitioti uiven lo lollections
and all matters ailcctin;; the title to real estate.
Ollice on 2d lloor over Post Ottice. PlatlMitouth.
Nebraska. 40 j 1.
1. II. WIIKMLKIl &. CO.
LVW OFFICfc, Keal Ilate, Fire and Ufelo-
Kiuaiice Agents, i'lattsiuouth, Nebraska. Col
lectois. tax payer-. Have u complete abtfac
oftitirs. uuy ana sell reai efiaie,
K. P.. Wixkham.
1), A. Camitkli..
U i Villi. 31 A CAMI'UKLt,
ATTOK.NKYS AT LAW.
riattniioiitli. ... - Nebraska.
JAMKS K. MOKK1SOX, W. L. KKOW.NE.
som:iso. a. liiiowxii.
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW. Will pra tiee :u C;iss
au.i sidjoinin; Comities ; i;ives specia: attention
to co. lections and abstracts of title. Otiice in
FiteiaUl lilock, l'laltsinouth, Nebraska.
If you want any
ViiO or Ornamental Brick,
j. T. A. HOOVER,
NE Jill ASK A.
HANSEN & CHASSOT
i:(tt: s, Provisions and
Al.KNTS t OU -l II K
CKKUANIA LIFE IXsCi'AXCE COMPANY.
GEKMAX FIKE INSVKANCE COMPANY.
I rceport. IT.
MILWAILKF M EC I! AN ICS MITCAl..
WESTEKX liOKSF Wll caTTI.K INV. CO..
H VMP.CKi", AMKKiCA SiEA.VSllIP PACI
I.T COMPANY. .
M)!.i it lil KMAN LLOYT.
STEAMSI'IPS UK I W I KX IIAMKVKC.
UKh'.i EN AND NEW YthlK. tr!
Mi IIOLS & SOX,
Cttniraccoi's aiui iinilders.
Havina enlarged our shop ami puicbMfed a
Steam Power ircle saw . we are prepared to do
an aiiiiaiitc.i aaiount of work in our lihe in a
I- I iCST-fl.ASS ma x Ki:.
and thoe contemplate builoiui: will find it
t i their in'e--:1 r t ;cet estimates from li In-fore
civ iu lilt ii- ;k 1. 1 other tiarties. Efthuatc
lii'lde on a:! i ids efw rk Kkkk iK ClI.AKiiE.
((jXT.'-i 4XT- f ! HeifaMd Fast
ie-t Selling Pieloria! Honks ami Uil.Ies. Prict
red need 3: ' r cent. National Pul-hsliinir Co.
tt. Louis, Mo. 6U18
Next Door to Cnmith's-
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Taking Effect July 24, 1831.
FOlt OMAHA FKOM PLATTSMOUTII.
leaves C :80 a. m. Arrl ves 8 :35 a. m.
2 :." p. m. " 4 :15 p. Ul.
FKOM OMAHA KOit PLaTTSMOCTH.
Leaves 8 :j5 it. rn. Arrives lo :05 . m.
7 ;00 p, in. " :00 p. m.
fOIl THE WEST,
leaves l'lattsmoutli a :20 a. m. Arrives Lin
coln, 12 :05 p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, -lo p. in.
Fieiirht leaves at 9 :2 a. in. and at 9 : ). in.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : 5."p. m. and 3 :00 a. in. .
FKOM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney. 5 :.' A. in. leaves Lincoln,
I .( 0 p. in. Arrives l'lattsmoutli. 3 ::) p. u
Freight leaves Lincoln at VZ :5 p.. in. and 8 :0
p. in. Arrives at PlattsmouUi at 5 ;35 p. in. and
1 :!5p. ni.
Pa-se'iKpr trains leave Plattsmoutli at 7 00 a.
in.. a. in., 3 40 p in. and arrive at Pud tic
Junction at 7 30 a. in.. a. in, and 4 10 p. in.
FKOM THE LAST.
Pa-fecitcr trains leave Famine Junction at 8 33
a. in. .7 -A" p. in., a. in. and arrive at Plalts-
rnoiith itty 05 a. in.. 7 'p. in. and a. in.
(I. V. Ii. II. Time Tabic.
Taking I'.ffcct Sunday, December 5, 180.
WEST. STATIONS. FAST.
5:15inii HASTINGS. 12.10am
C:1j AYR. " :5 !
7 :25 P.Ll'E HILL I0:30
8:20 COWLES. 9:20
8:55 AMP.OY 8:25 A
9:40 KED Cl'l't). 8:00
10:15 IN A YALE. b :a5
10:55 I! I V KKTON. 3:10
H :40 FRANKLIN. 5 :10
12 :10pm BLOOMINOIOX. 4:45
H:J5 NAPONEE 4:10
1:2.1 j KEl'l'P.LlCAN 3:40
1 :.-) i ALMA 2 :55
V ! ORLEANS
SS,0 OXFORD 12:50am
5:00 I ARAPAHOE 11:40
A KHIVA I. AM IHrAItTI ItIl OP
A Hit I VKS.
7.:m p. iii. I
0.:io a. in. f
s.oo a. in. i
3.:o p. in. f
It. (mi a in
7.:o p. in.
toJio a m. i
7.:w p. in. )
ll.oo a in.
ll.on a m.
Nov. 10. 1 M
) 7.00 a. III.
( 3.00 p. 111.
j 8.50 a. III.
( 6.15 p. in.
3.00 p. in
7.o a. m
I 7.45 a. 111.
2.oo p. m.
l.oo p. m
1.00 p. in
SOU 1 HKUX.
WKF.flXi: WAT Kit.
KACTOItY VI LLK.
J. W. Makshall. P. M.
OF PLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA,
fOH.V FlTZUERALl) .
H. C Dovfv
A. W. McLaughlin.
fox it O Rolkkk
Tliis. Rank is now open for biislnc-s at their
lew room, corner Main and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
" Stock. Bond. Gold, Government and Local
ROUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest Allow
ed on Time Certificates.
vailable in any part of the United States and
tn all the Principal Towns and Cities
Atl L.TS I'OH Till:
Cnman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bnng out their friends from
a. h rope can
PUKCHA8E TICKKT6 FIIUM t"8
Through to riattniuentli.
WEEPING WATER BANK
or -4:i:i imos.
This Rank is now open for the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
i Eros ITS
Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi
Prawn, and available in the principal towns
and cities of the United States and Europe.
Agent for the celebrated
Haiton Liie of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us.
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
REED P.KOS.. 2Kf Weeping Water. Neb.
If HARDWARE STORE.
.J. S. DUKE
Has Just opened an entire new stock of hard
Next door west of Chapman & Smith's Druv
A Full Line of -
SHOVELS, RAKES. SPA PES ana
ALL GARDEN TOOLS.
NAILS, NAILS, NAILS, ly the A'c
ROPE, P0WDFK. SHOT, GRIND
A Full Line of CITI.KKY.
Special Rates tc Guilders and Cun
All poode sold as lo s they possibly can bt
and live. 4lv
fn tOf T :lt home. Samples worth
JKi LU o'vifiee.' Addre, Stinios &Co,
Portlnmi. Maine. 4ely
$70A WEEK. S12 a dav at home easily ni nl
1 fc'Ciwily outfit free. Address, Turk & Co ,
Augusta. Maine. 4lly
to he sold for tS.
ETC., KTC, ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASE
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
With many thanks for past patronage,
invite all to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
i3tr. FL'itvrruK ami cofkixn
Sole Appointing Agent for
The Fii rival led Mason & Hamlin
Also State Apent for the Henry F Miller and
YV. C. Emerson Co. Pianos.
at office. Leonard's Art Gallery, Main St.
Will do well to examine our
New Mason & Hamlin
1 5 2 t
P s o
, m rt-s
S SI '
-- XL u c c
cjw S 5
p, -i a m
i J 3
ci X .rz
r3 cii m
n a m a
jL 5 05
1 1 1
JIONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In the basement of Merges Store,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - - NEBRASKA.
One door east of the P. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
XF.1V 9IOXA11CII TABLKS.
Cigars & Temperans Drinks
On hand at the counter.
It is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for players j.nd seats for visitors.
Ed. Oliykr. P. R. MURPHY,
Manager. lltf Prop.
Successor to Sage Brothers.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, ZIN
At the old Stand opposite the new IIni.
Making & Reioairincr Lone.
(A Medicine nt a. Drink.)
hops, Brcnu, maxduake,
AsdtbiPtust Ajrr BFfTMETt-l.QrAi.i-TlESor
ALL. OTUKB Bl rTKBd.
All ritscusesof theStomRch. Bowel. Blood,
LlTer, Kldneyd I'nutiryOntan. Ker
votuntMM, lecplessoesuand eipeciully
SIOOO IN COLD.
tYIll be ptd for cane they will not cer- or
litlp, or tor no vtinue impure or iujur...i.j
found la tlium.
Aokyour drnpRlst for Hop Bitter an n v
Uivm before you sleep. Take no otL.r.
I I. C. t an absolute and IrreglstlMecim- ir
Drunketitieaa, ue of opium, tobacco anvi
ESSO FOB ClBCTLAB.
All lion oM by dnrevtmU.
Hop BIticn Sii'jC Co., ILxlUr, N". V., A Toronto, Onl.
21 T FINE HEARSE
I MO . V t MLtil A Vik KS A. Aw iVbi I
J Beats anything you ever saw
We shall sell fa the next 1 days s'e
gas'dless f cst aapstek f
We are Holding out some Eeal Inducements to close
isa5Sfe rbeiE2s yaa ca5E asa exasiiiie
plessMF tt$ slaw yen rtlaimIa nar vsa-
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS
Large stock of
EOOTS and SEOES
CLOSED OUT AT COST.
and in fact everything you can call for in
the line of
CASH PAID FOK IIIDKS AND FPUS.
All kinds of country urodttce taker n ex
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ii
Man. street. Corner of Fifth.
Livery, Feed & Sale
Or an Old Stable in new hands entirely :
The Now Firm of
PATTERSON & DIXON.
open the d
ST HEIGHT BARN
on the Corner of 6th and Tearl Streets with a
New Livery Outfit.
GOOD HOUSES AND CAUKIAGES at all
1JOKSES FOK SALE,
HOUSES BOUGHT AXD SOLD,
HORSES KEPT IiT THE DAY OR WEEK..
Call and see PATTERSON & DIXON
BLjZ CliWWl Til
All kinds of
Neatly & Promplp
Horse, 31ule& Ox Shoeing,
In short, we'll shoe anything that bar
four feet, from a Zebra to a Giraffe.
Come and see us.
n Fitth St between Main and Vine Streets,
ust across e corner from lue new IIEltAL
STKE1GIIT & 3IIL1EU,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL T DONE cs SHORT NOTICE
1TEW HARNESS !
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
t Remember the place, Opposite lieu.;
Boeck's Furniture Store, oa Lower Main Street,
21-ly STREIGnT & MILLER.
DAV1D.LANDRETH &S0SS. PHILA.I
1 Men's Ctotfosa titts5
315 Men's Heavy .Suits,
? 5 HBoy s9 uits, -S5
Children's Suits. -
HD.on't Forget tine plaee wliere
'you can hmj the (Cheapest I
What Our Exchanges Say.
North Flatte lias a public reading
N. D. Mumfoid. of Beatrice, was fa
tally injured while at work about a
Six car loads of sheep passed west
for Boone County over the U. P. last
Miss Fannie Arnold, of Brownville,
has removed to Omaha, where she con
tinues the practice of her profession.
Mr. W. II. Wright, of Pacific City,
sent two car loads of cabbage to Coun
cil Bluffs last week, that netted him
99.49. The bead3 were as large and
solid ;is in ordinary, seasons, because
our friend utilized the waters of Ponv
Creek and irrigated them. There 'is an
idea here for future dry seasi ns.
We learn that Mr. B. F. ButTmgton
agrees, if the citizens will raise suf
ficient stock to start a Creamery, to
build a steam elevator at the depot.
Such an institution would give the
farmers at least one cent a bushel
IHnore for their grain, because of the
cheapness of handling corn especially.
Let the Creamery be made a success.
Nearly all the farmers around Ceryl
postotnee have threshed, and report
the best yield we have yet heard of.
They claim the yield of wheat will av
erage about 11 bushels per acre, some
fields going as"1iigh as 13 bushels. Corn
is also unusually good for this year,
and denotes the farmers thereabouts
have been up and doing, all of which
we are glad to note. Arap. Pioneer.
Mr. Squires, whose sheep passed
through this place last Saturday, in
forms us that on Friday morning one
of his drivers, just before daylight,
called fr a drink, saying lie was tick.
Another hurried to wait on hini, but
when he returned with the water he
found his companion dead. The man
had been in the employ of Mr. Squires
about ten days. The death occurred
near Overton. Western New Era.
Town four comes to the front once
more with a first-class sensation. M.
I. Mead and Charles Leslie h ft the
country, taking with them a large
amount of property belonging to
other men. Mead took Scott Bush
nell's wife, Leslie took her sister, to
gether they took a team from Richard
Ellison, (encumbered with a mortgage)
a harness from Milton Rhodes, a light
wagon from Nay lor. Green & Co.,
which .they afterwards exchange'd for
a new one at Carleton. Various other
persons mourn the loss of various
other articles. Parties immediately
started in pursuit, and at last ac
counts, Geo. Guile, F. Naylor, and
Harvey Morgan were only three hours
behind the runaway party, somewhere
near Belleville, Kas. It is very likely
thay will be caught and brought back.
As if to make amends for the late
cold winter and hot summer, Provi
dence is now favoring us with as fine
a fall sasn as could be desired. Set
tlers are improving it by repairing or
building bouses, stables, sheds, etc., but
too little attention is paid to fire
guards, few being plowed or kmrned.
There will be corn enough for home
demand, and some to sell 40 to 50cts.
Small grain is scarce, and flour high
82.90 to $3.50. Sirae ".-tayers" return
ing. Several parties out on a buffalo
hunt. As ever, E. S. Child.
The addresses and the deliberations
of the woman's convention lit id in tt;is
city last week were scholarly, sensible
and wie. There was none of th- rant
ing, hackneyed sdvle that made the
movement unpopular in its earlier
days, but instead a giaco and diirnity.
and disposition to treat the question
in the practical lights o'her than the
mere act of voting, that entitled the
ladies to a careful hearing and a can
did judgment from the sterner sex.
The woman suffrage movement in Nebraska-
is in good hands. There is an
abundadce of brains, ability and com
mon sense connected with it. and the
ladies who have enlisted in the work
will rank evenly w'tli many of thedis
tingui?hed men of the State, who may
perhaps have the 'dea that a prepon
derance of wisdom, human and divine,
as concentrated in their masculine
frames. Beatrice Express.
GREAT RED ST0
K3 m m a
It Daa't Work that Way.
From the Leavenworth Standard, Jutie litii.
A LaPorte, It.diana, paper publishes
a letter written from Leavenworth,
containing the statement that the adop
tion of the Amendment and the opera
tion of the prohibitory law had seri
ously interfered with the business of
the Brown Medicine and Manufactur
ing Co. We called at the office of thi3
Company to learn the condition of
their trade since the first of May, and
found by reference to their books that
during the month of May their sales
were twenty per cent.greater than any
previous month since the organization
of the Company, and forty per cent, in
excess of the sales for the month of
May. 183t; and that their sales for the
first ten days of June are fifty per cent
greater than the first ten days of last
A walk through the four floors of
the Brown Medicine Company's large
establishment will satisfy anyone that
there is a marked increase in thtiir
trade, notwithstanding they do not
manufacture a sincle article in viola
tion of the prohibitory law. Twenty
seven employees in the house, fire
. traveling salesmen on the road, eigh
j teen hundred dollars paid per month
i for running expenses, and seven hun
dred per month paid lor advertising a
Leaveuworth institution, is a part of
the work of this Company.
The American Newspaper.
A newspaper is a business enter
prise and must be conducted on busi
ness principles. Men are constantly
asking favors from newspapers which
mean a sacrifice of space representing
money, who would never dream of
asking lawyers to take cases without
fees, or expect doctors to take their
pay in thanks. The deadhead is dis
appearing freui other departments of
business life, and the newspaper dead
head, distinguished though he may
be, must follow. Newspapers, being
business enterprises, must live in a
business way. If the people do not
support the best newspapers they
must expect the worst newspapers to
thrive. The daily journal is a pro
duct rather than a force. It wlil not
only reflect but represent the" age it
lives in. It is true, and especially
true of our own country, that news
papers, in the hands of the men hav
ing convictions and believing '.hat
they could with this modern lever,
help to move the world have accomp
lished, great things. Without them
the great movements of the past cen
tury for the furtherance of personal,
religious and political liberty, would
have moved at a snail's pace. But
this was possible only because they
had the support and sympathy of the
best men and women of the commun
ity. The newspapers can lead, but the
leadership implies a following, and
where none will follow none will be
brave enough to lead. As a rule,
newspapers, are what their readers
make them. Tho responsibility of
the subscribers is as tireat in its way
as that of the editor. The surest way
of keeping the standards of our jour
nalism high, and of raising them, is
for that portion of the public which
knows tlie necessity of a dignified and
able press to withhold its support al
together from newspapers which cater
to depraved tastes and are reckless of
the truth, and to give it to newspapers
which can be safely taken into the
family, and are not only decent but
The monster century plant agave
Americana for which several Eastern
gentlemen were negotatiiig three or
four years ago, offering a small for
tune to the parties m Wisconsin who
have cared Ut it for th past thirty
years, has been pin ch-d by Fred J.
EngelliHidt, and is likely to supersede
the whale in his regard. The plant is
the largest ever known away from its
native climate, measuring twelve feet
in heisrht. the firmest leaves over nine
feet in length, and the whole twenty
feet in diameter The plant now
shows unmistakable signs of bloom
ing, and Chicagoans will be given a
chance to see this vegetable rarity in
There :uv 15.00) trass bands in the
United Slates, and mo-o insane asylums
A Hitcli in the Ceremonies.
I hato to si! a hitch in :i wt'ililiti',"
remarked a farmer from out Jamaica
way, as lie dropped into the counting
room with nuptial notioo. "It looks
bad and it makes talk."
"Anythin"; wrong about (his wed
ding?" asked the clerk, as he made
change for the old man.
"Nothing positively wrong, but it
didn't launch liko I want to see things
of that kind. You seen by the notice
that liuck Thomas was marry in' Mary
lililV.and at one time webgun to think
thev never would git through that ccr-
"What was the hitch?"
"Why, Buck is a MethodiV. and Mary
is a 'Pise ipaUnn, and as one wa to I
one service, and the other nnother.they
' patched tip ome kind of a sehemo to
nave t o:n. ieuiier woni i go i mo
other's church, but eac'i has their own
minister and the woddin come oil' in
the school-house. The 'Piscopal min
ister married Muy, and tho Methodist
undertook to marry Buck, ami thero
they was takin' alternate whacks at tho
thing, and neither pay in' any attention
to the other. Tho Metho.list brother
lired oil a sermon first, and tho bride
sat down and went to sleep. Then tho
'Piscopalian said as how we'd all
dropped in to see that woman j'ined,
but he wouldn't s.ty who to, ami want
ed to know if there was any objections."
Th;it started up tho Methodist, who be
gan to ask Buck if ho knew what a
solemn business ho was pegirin' at, anil
if ho really meant trade. AllthaCtima
the 'Piscopaliau was hovetin' around
about vhis woman,' and Mary was say
in' she'd do this and that and the oth
er. The Methodist was marryin' away
on his side and finally they brought up
agin a stump."
"II .w's that?" asked the clerk.
"Well, the 'Piseopalian wouldn't rec
onizo Buck or his minister, and the
Methodist wouldn't have nothin' to do
with Mary or her preacher, and thero
was no way of gittin' them together.
Everythiiij: was all ready except askin'
them if they'd take each other, and
neithc one of 'tin would do it. Mary
and Buck w'.ts statnlin' hand in hand,
and the crowd was g ttin' hungry."
"How did they get through il?"
"They had to compromise. They
wra'igU-i! for a limn, and finally Buck
ppoke no of his ow n accord said he'd
t:ik- Mary for his wedded wife, and
then M try ehippe I in and said she'd
take B;;ck tr her husband. At that
we all ciie -tc I and hollered. But there
they phi npjd on another snag."
"In what respect?" inquired the
"Because there was no ono ti pro
nounce 'em man and wife. Buck tried
to reason Mary into lettin' tho Metho
dist do that' part, and Maty argued
with Buck and tried to persuade hita
into listenlu' to her preacher; but it
was no use. That brought on anoth t
row, and as it was gittin' nigli on to
dark, we all felt that somethin' ought
to be done, as we'd been there most all
"Well, did they get marriel?" asked
the tired clerk.
"Yes, we fixed it up. The ministers
was gittin' pretty mad at each olher.but
they agreed that they'd each attend to
their own Hock, so the Methodist' said
I now pronunce you man,' and tho
'Piscopaliau said "I now pronounce
you wife,' and they let it go at that.
Then Buck paid the Methodist, and the
'Pi.sc ipaiian wanted to know where ho
came in. Buck said he'd hired his
man ami paid him, ami as ho was not
resp nbl.j for his wife's foolishness
be.'ore marriage, her parson could
whis do for his wealth. I guess there'll
be a lawsuit about it, for the 'Piscopa
liau says ho'll have half of that fi' dol
lars if it takes a leg off to the armpit.
I don't like to see them hitches at wed
ciiu's. It don't look right, and it aiu't
With this reflection the old man but
toned up his change and drove homo
in deep meditation. Brooklyn. Eagle.
Quaint Phrases of tha Pacific; Coast.
The great west has become noted for
quaint and expressive phrases coined
by the rough element of tin coast. Tin
miner and prospector, as he wandered
through the hills and followed the cir
cuitous valleys and narrow passes, pre
fixed names to these places, as "gulch
es," and ". anyons," until almost every
c myon an l gulch has been dubbed
with some :d name which forever af
terward will designate the locality.
The mountaineer, aficr years of west
ern life, finds himself lost in an eastern
metropolis and fails to meet his cn-gar-ni';nt
on prompt time, but is not a:
a loss t give a decided reason for his
delay, because of "getting lost amonir
the b- x canyons." TersjanJ pointed
rem irks liko that of the man who said:
"I id not fight him, but h id hn come a
f-tep further the doctors would have
thought when they dissected him that :
they had struck a new lead mine," ave
qi;ii.e common antoog miners. How
exnr. ssive are the sayings, ."lie is a
gashed v in ami has p'nc'icd;" "IIj
sho i s w e'l on the surface bat there is
noi hing in his lo ver lewis;" or "he
di ti't as -ay wo "th anything." II 3
w 'io lacks courage is in Western par
lance i cvoid of "grit" aud has no
"sand." Men who roughed in the j
early d ivs n tho 'Pacilie coast are j
caih-d "oMtimer.s,11 and whon they die j
it is not uncommon for their associates !
to speak i f their taking-oil' as their t
"having pas-e l in their checks." Those '
who have toiled through the snows and !
braved the dangers of cro-sing great
mountain ridges have coin ;d a style of i
expression upon the death, of an old j
friend which to then is fuller of mean- t
jug-fian the plainsman can realize j
.n has cone over tho range." Each ;
staie and territory on the P.t-ific slope
has its peculiar phrase-, and there arc '
many commoa to all. O iber, " Oma- j
ha Bee. I
rv i mi rmi
u y u lj u u u lj u a u
What Medical Science Will Do.
An English doctor, Dr. Granvillc.has
stal led in the London Spectator a little
controversy as lo whether tho prolong
ation of life, which medical science
boasts to have accomplished for tho
race, is not a "slower dying" rather
than a "longer living." and henco of
d iiihtful benefit. lie finds, for in
stance, that the average ago of persons
dving in tho public insane asylum of
Middlesex. Surrey', and London has
risen, from 1810 to 1M75, from -11. A to
51. G, showing lhat these lunatics havo
gained an average in longevity of over
seven years, which ho thinks is no ad
vantage to them. A more careful anal
sis of ids statistics, however, discovers
that tho patients at the age of admis
sion in 1873 averaged l"-8 instead of
"'i.o, ai in 1810, and that tho ago of
those who recovered had al-o risen
from 37 to 40. hi other words, the av
erage person enjoys sanity for six years
longer than fonnerh, but when he doi a
break dow n has much less chance of
rccoveiy, since thoso who recover av
erago two years younper than tho av
erage age of admission. That is, only
the younger patients recover, but this
has alwas been so. We give tho lablo
in full, as it will bo of interest to our
Av.ntro at At recov At
ud :u . -in ere. di-iith
;r...- :7.o 4t.r
, I1S.2 o7.l 411.0
.T.l.l :iU! 47.0
4 1.1 II . 4 47.0
:ts.7 at. tt m.h
4J.8 41.4 51.6
Undoubtedly the use of anesthetics
and tonics in many diseases simply
prolongs and softens the process of dy
ing. -xy o
A. T. Stewart's Gay "Widow.
It has bei'ti very truly remarked that
Mrs. Stewart's Mylo of dressing has
changed greatly unco ten years ago.
when she used to congratulate herself
that she was wealthy enough to afford
to dress with simplicity. Now she
wears all that the most ttyli'h and ex
acting of dress-makers could demand
in fabric and, cut, and her toilets arc
as many as a belle can boast in her first
season. At this garden party she woro
a white brocaded satin, thick and heavy
enough lo stand alone, as Mir grand
mothers put it. It was flounced with
deep point lace over plain white satin
plaitings, and the corsage was cut witli
a narrow V to lit a broad collarette of
the same lace. A large cluster of white
lilacs wa3 fastened at one side with a
diamond buckle, and diamond buckles
were on the sleeves and sashes of tho
ovcrskirt. Youthful as this tdlet was,
it was not unbecoming, for, liko her
lalo husband, Mrs. Stewart looks re
markably young for her age, an 1 her
slight, trim figure and auburn hair
would do for a woman of forty. Sar
The potato was discussed recently at
tho Central New York Farmers' Club.
The facts developed in the experience
of farmers present were that, though
soil and season unquestionably have
much to do with tho flavor of potatoes,
the late potatoes retain their flavor
over Winter and into Spring belter than
early sorts. Professor Itobftls found
that under tho same conditions, small
potatoes for seed gave the poorest re
eult, the middle part of large potatoes
next, the seed j ota'oes next, and tho
stem end the best. A whole large po
tato w ith a single eye is the best possi
ble seed. More work is needed, but a
better crop s cured by cultivating in
rows or drills rather than in hills.
An inventive genius of Paris, On!.,
bavin" been pestered withisiU from
his iieig-ib..!.-' h'.gs, fa-.tcn-4 a very
sharp fcjlhc 11 .dc to the bottom of his
front "ate. Nett. morning there were
several si. out; i.iidei'iieath the gate
whose owners had been Irving to cllect
Hands of American Women.
The American w .mien have tho
smallest hands in the wotl I. Glove?
m ule in France fr the American mar
ket are smaller and narrower than for
any others in the world, and tho lingers .
are made more slender, as any Ameri
can woman will discover who has to
buv a pair of gloves in any provincial
citv in EuropeT Probably no American
with a smallish hand which excites no
remark here has traveled 1 ng abroad
without discovering that it is only largo
shops in big cities which keep gloves
small enough for her, and a lady with
a hand just below the Americans aver
age, four, living in one of the largest
cities in East m n E irope. recently found
herself forced to send to New York reg
ularly for her glows. It is idle
ness that makes the hands small,
work that enlarges them. Perhaps tho
foregoing is equivalent to saying that
American women arc the laziest in tho
"Old Polks at Homo."
'Old Folks at Homo" w as written by
Stephen C Foster thirty years ago, who
sold it to Christ', of minstrel fame, for
5, and received a bonus of Sj more
for the privilege of having his (Chris
ty's) namo on the tille-pago as author,
and after that piece had made hjrn rich
he generously gave Foster $ j0 more,
which was ail" he ever received for tho
song. But it .served to make the
author famous and to sell all his other
songs, yet he died a poor man. For a
whiTo the piece waned in public favor,
t.ntil it was sung by Mde. Nilsson at
her concerts, when it took a new start,
and at this present time it is ono of tho
best si-lling songs in the market. The
numerous transcriptions from its melo
dy bv upwards of twenty diilercnt com
p nse'rs serve to keep it p-i; ular. It is
really a woity c impauiou p'ceo to
"Sweet Home,"' an I will probably be
sung for a hundred ye:is or uh" 0.