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VOLTTME XVII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1882.
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SOO J 75
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36 isiot forget; place I
r (SIGNAL CARDS;
t. J. I,. Ir K
i' " IM . IK; I'iiY.SlCIAN.-flice over U.
i . ? . H :ird ware Store,- 1'la ttmout li,N-
:;.'. , 8"ly
iK. a. KAL.IIII UV,
lt..;i . j'-r Siuitln Kl:ik t o'.. JJniK rlir.re.
f i : t-s (ici iistry at r.-.ui.nabie plice. :ily
:o JU jtT T IS T .
S'l- Mwmontli. 'Nlrki.
;.r( .,ti J ?:Ja Street over Salomon & Na-
h -ij - 3'y
). II. MKADK,
Vjnsi'lN iind SUKGEOX, office In Fitz
;!, k.v.tiich will le oifn Uny or wiHt.-
v. 11. IM4iK. M. 1.
t'KAC I I siNc PHYSICIAN. O'Tice and Drug
nrf. i.iln Si, nar Third PlattsnioutK Neh.
: Illy .
It. It. LIVIM.M'O.V M.
1'HTSICIAN & RfRliEOX.
OFl'ICIt HOI KS, from 10.1. in... to 2 p. in.
lCxn.:-Tiii!i Suijifon for L'. S. Pension.
' M. A. II A KTIU AI.
ATTOKN KY AN I SOLICITOR. Will prac
iu the Still c ;u.d FrieraLCourts. KesUleuce
3Tiy i'LATTBMOUTH. Neb.
JA. 4. JH ATHKWH
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office over Bakr Atwood't store, eouth side
( Main in-.lmena 5th and tu gtroeta. 21tf
H'II;L H. WISE.
CLZ.SCTIOJr3 H STSCIMLTI.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Keid Estate. Fire In-riiti-v
Jiml Collwtlon Agency. Office in Fltz
KcraldVWoijfc.l'UtttuioutB, Nebraska. 22m3
I; . "ffisna am. '
' H, A. CAMPB KtL
VI IMIRAH Sc. CAMPBELL,
ATTeRMRYS AT LAW.
P;.tC. iu; -' - - Nebraska.
UKO. X. UMlTn.
At JiJRVEV AT LAW and Kcal Estate Bro
s.rf, -rntw ial attcntiou jelven to Culiecttons
an, h-; toasters aecting the title to real estate.
"ifAot: floor over Post Oflice. Plattsnioath.
Vir4ti. ) i.
o. h. n nKiaER a co.
J.At OFFlCh. Kcal I'tutc. Fire and Life lu
TU!t.c Agents, inatunw"th. Nebraska. 1
l"U.r, tx-vyr. Have a complete abflract
il UU. Buy and eU real estate, negotiate
plaa. &e. " i-
AMfcsi e. uoirnisox,
' , " Notary Tublic.
ATTORNEY AT L-W. VMli praiee m Caaa
abd aajoiuity; Gambles; jiTeaspecmxatteiitiou
tol!eiwitiaad abstmclt of title. Oftlce in
iLvra'd B.ock. PUtUiaoutli. Nebraska.
-l.-Tl' ' - . ,
mi. s. jiiL,L.r.K.
rnvsrciAX AND SITEOEOS,
Cui l-: f.;i.nl by' calling at his ofTice, Sutli side
.? I.i. i .-.'.rcrt. betweeu hixtli and seventh.
u i.i utiiime lnuiielf more especially to town
-K.:i..-r.- . .
r u; Uraad Central fikutl
I S )Unl liENI. NEB..
! t , i 1,1.11 iiiiri vjk- Verj-T liinj? new and
, -f " t'- if-i ::inl Lodjliis :U Ee:!-or.a-'
ratfs. C.P-! and try u.
1 'i' ii! Illl.' HVl And Ihilr HEIHS
J f.X-rijlf HUH? h.,il.lail send tor
,-,, 1 -r tlint ' wonderful paper THE
.-.; iJ3 30i.O;tR, i)ubUcbcd at Wash-U:-."!'"!.
I. C It iKVotaios stories oftneVar.
V : t rfe. ?cei.c freia tlic I'.attlclietd, and a
t:i Hti'u-I lHnfi4 t latorast to our cjuntiy'. ie-f-.-i'.-rs.
1 1 eaatalns.aU the Lavs and Iustruc-ti-v-a-
i-i. finf ttvi'enwiMw and Bounty for Sol-rfiiV.;''-!'.?
U'rtr niiH."-Eight puEC, forty coi
tion -e-fclts--1 j -year,-auapl ire. Ad
- '-. kli(lrlkx 6S8, Washington,
JKO. BOSS & SOU, Prop'rs,
N. v. CORNER MAIN AND SECOND STU'S,
. Near B. &I. P;uwenger Depot,
rt.k i sij4)rTii,M:inijivA.
N v.y reflttetl and furnished throughout. Af
I.r!ii'san ex"llent Tiew of the R. K Brldtre.
It U contenieatly located, especially tor the
tiavUn tubUc " ;
The tables alwayt supplied with the bet of
n !. e lion with the house. . Lunch baaketa
ti l. .; , i :u hour. Tenni reacnable. - 8tf
iCIIOLl i SOJf,
t'aclors and RuiUlei;8.
.. : , ..l..ied our shop and purchased a
; Vv. er ei;ci? Saw, wc are prepared, tj da
i. .:. :..,tna .-t iioaut f work iu our lae in
. i e .tIio routenndate builitiim will fl:U it
it l iTereKt t get etiinatei from unbefvr
kIvuj their work tatther parties. Em ltniate
Lade w all kral vfwork Fhjck ok Cuabi.
MIKE SCHNELLB ACHER.
All kinds of
iltn-i:: Milled OxShooniu.
I. .! '.'-r. shoe anytLinc t-Jt
t.- ii1" feet, from a Zfra to ; Gir- T'.
romp ani 8Pe ns.
. - - - l t. -: .
j i - i
TP IIS S T .
' ' OK PLATTSMUL'TH. .NEBRASKA.
lOH N FlTZCERALU ..
K. It. DOVKY,
K. W. McLaiohuk.
to fiH O HOUitB-K
. ...A.ssistaut C;isUler.
'This Bank is now open for business at their
aew room, comer Main and Sixth streets, and
Is prepr.red to transact a general
; BANKING BUSINESS.
Slockt, Bonda, Gold, Government and Local
. BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Oiposits Received and Interest Allow-
' ed on Time Certificates.
1 vailable In any part of the United States and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
achats ron TIIK
(nman Line and Allan Line
i Person wishing to bring out their friends from
ah rope can
. rVBCKABK TICKETS FROM US
WEEPING WATER BANK
OF .ED BROS.
This Bank is now open for the t ran faction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi
Drawn, and available in the principal towns
and cities of the C cited 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.
REED BROS., mf Weeping Water. Neb.
vl ai t vl i e
. ITC, ETC., F.TC.
Of A 11 Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASE ;
"W OODEIT COPPI1TS -Of
all sizes, ready made ami sild cheap for cask
MY FINE HEARSE
IS NOW READY J'OR SERVICE.
w ;th iiany thanks for past patronage
.te al' to c:Ul and examine my
: Large stock of
::!. V'. ltT'HK AXI '4FFIXM
v' c -
3?1 as f-
3 C so P
cu 4 a-It
C. E. Chassot.
H ANSEN & CHASSOT
. Dealer in
Groceries, rrovisions una
AOKJfTS FOR TUB
CEKMANIA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
MILWAUKEE MECHANIC'S MUTUAL,
! Milwaukee. Wis.
i OTERN HORSE AND CATTLE INa. CO..
! ' FT COMPiVV 1
WORTH GERMAN LLOYD.
! STEAM !iIP BF.TWF.F.V H AMEr.KG.'
.BREMEN AND NEW YORK. isly
A I IV A M B inrllit'CfH aui' 1
r - Idtig Picto'ritl Hooksaiiii hiules. i r ve .
: iin.-f.5 ;.er ctuV. Siitioaal rullh; i- ,
V tr. u-VMMM- - tttfl .: j
C. H. VAN WYCK. V. S. Senator, Neb. City.
Al.VIN SAUNDERS. U. S. Senator, Omaha.
E K. VALENTINE, Kepreseutat'e. West Pojut.
ALBINUS NANCE, (iovernor. Lincoln.
S. J. ALEXANDER, Secretary of State.
JOHN WALLICHS. Auditor, Lincoln.
(. M. BARTLETT. Treasurer, Lincoln.
W. VV. JONES. Sunt. Public InKtruction.
A. O. KENDALL. Land Commissioner.
C. .1. DILWORTH. Attorney tieneral.
REV. O. C. HARRIS. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
DR. H. 1'. MArTHEWSON, Supt. Hospital I.r
S. MAM WELL. Chief Justice, Fremont.
liEO. B. LAKE, Omaha.
AM ASA COBB, Liucoln.
Second Judicial Ditlricl-
S. B. FOUND. Judge. Lincoln.
J. C. WATSON, Prosecuting-Att'y. Neb. City.
W. C. SHOW ALTER, Clerk District Court,
JOHN O'ROURKE. Mavor.
. 31. PATTERSON, Treasurer.
J. D. SIMPSON. City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN. Police Judge.
R. B. WINDHAM. City Attorney.
r E. WHITE. Chief of Fire Dept.
S. II. RICHMOND, Ch'n Board of Health.
ietWard--F. GORDER, J. M. SCHNELL
2d Ward J. V. WECKBACH. J. S Ui R T- ,
3d Ward-D. MILLER, A. DREW. I MAN.
4th Ward-F. AlcC ALLAN, C. S. DAWSON.
THOMAS TOLLOCK, .T. N. WISE.
V. V. LEON RD, Wm. WINTKRSSTEEN.
ED. GREUSEL. ISAAC WILES,
T-0tmatet31tO. W. MARSHALL.
W. II. NEWELL. County Treanurer.
J W. JENNINGS. County Clerk.
A. A. LAVERTY, County Judee.
K. W. HYERS. Sherifl.
CYRUS ALTON, Sup't of Pub. Instruction. ,
G. W. FAIRFIELD, County Surveyor.
F. r. GASS.- Coroner.
ISAAC WILES. Flattsmonth Preclnet.
JAMES CRAWFORD. South Bend Precinct.
SA.M'L BICHARDSON, . Alt. rie:anl Precinct.
Parties having business with the County
CoromUsioners, will find" thetn in session the
First Monday and Tuesday of each month.
The Legislature meets in January, 1W3.
and a U. S. Senator Is then to be elected.
AKBIVAL AU BEPARTIBF.
7.30 p. in. I
9.30 a. m. f
a.oo a. m. i
3.:w p. ni. f
u.oo a m
9.00 a. m.
3.00 p. m.
8.M a. m.
6.15 p. in.
3.00 p. m
7.o a. m
j 7.43 a. m.
2.00 p. in
l.Ott p. in
1.00 p. Ill
7.30 p. m.
10.30 a m. i
7.3 p. m. f
ll.oo a in,
li.oo a m.
Dec. 17, 11
It AT F.N CHASC;F.I FOIt JIO.tEY
On orders not exceeding 15 - - - io cents
Over 15 and not exceeding 1' - - - 1.1 cent
.;' ?10 - - aici'lll'
j-io " w - - 25 ceii t
A finale Money .Order may include any
amount fiiii une cent to fifty dollars, but
must uot contain a traction al part of a ceiit.
KATKti FOR I'O-TAGE.
li-t class matter Ucter) 3 cents per unce.
2d - - .-i Publisher'' rates) 2 vis per 1!.
yd " . ". . (Traiinient Newpsi (ers and
b'ook come ti'.tJcr thU clusx) I cert per
ea'-h 2 ounces;
itU class (meiciiaiidiPC) 1 cent rer ou:;c;
J. W. Marshall. I". M.
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Taking Efect Nov. C, 18S1.
FOR OMAHA FROM
Leaves 1 :41 a. m.
2 :4.- p. in.
K a. m.
Arrives 4 :.'l a. m.
4 -.11 p. m.
1 :I0 a. in.
FROM OMAHA FOR FLaTTSMoC. III. ,
Leaves s :50 a. m. Arrives in :or. . n:
7 ;00 p. in. " 9 :1) . ill.
11 i'O p. III. " 7 : T. p. in.
tOP. THE WEST.
Leaves riaitsiuouth 9 :20 a. in. Aui. Lia
C'j'.u, U :&3 it. in. ; Arrives Kearney, 7: -i.i p. m.
Leave- 6 :5j p. ill ; arrives Lincoln ! :.: i p. m.
Freight leaves at a :2o a.m. and at S :i i. tit.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : 55 p. in. and 2 :v1 a. in.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearney. 6 -.30 a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
1 .00 p. m. Arrives Plattsmouth, 3 :30 p. in
Leaves Lincoln 7 a, m ; arrives Flattr.iouth
a -.no a. m.
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. m. and 9 :30
p. m. Arrives at Plattsmouth at 5 ;35 p. in. and
2 :.M a. m.
Passenger trains leave Plattsmouth at 7 CO a.
m.. u oo a. m., 3 40 p m. and arrive at I'aeilie
Junction at 7 25 a. m., 9 20 a. m, and 4 10 p. in.
FROM THE EAST.
Passenger trains leave Pacific Junction at 8 M
a. in.. a :2o p. m.. to a. in. and arrive at Platts
mouth at 8 65 a. m.. 6 40 p. m. and 10 40 a. in.
R. V. K. R. Time Table.
Taking Effect Sunday, A'orember 6, 1581.
VTF.ST. STATIONS. EAST.
5 :l.r.pm HASTINGS. 9 -Vlpm
6:15 AYR. 8:55
7 :25 BLUE HILL 8:11
8 3.-0 COWLES. 7 rOS
9zb0 AM BOY C:25
:4C RED CLCCD. 6:00
l'i:15 INAVALE. 4:30
lil :55 Rl V F.RTON. I :00
11 -.40 FRANKLIN. t :50
12 :lopiii BLO I.V1 1 MiTON. 2 :45
11:40 . NAPONEE 1 :45
I :J REPUBLICAN 12 50
2 :20 ALMA 11 Mam
V:10 ORLEANS ' Sf
4 :10 OXFORD 10 O0
6 :20 ARAPAHOE 9 :15
MONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In the basement of Merges' Store,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - NEBRASKA.
One door east of the P. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
SKIT HOXAKCU TABLKS.
Cigars & Temperane Drinks
Ou hand at the counter.
It Is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for player i.ad seats for visiters.
P. B. MURPHY,
(Successor to Sack Broth it.--.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, ZIN
. At the old Mand opposite the :;.- Htui.
we wall lor the
3 S 31
On Main street, opposite Court House.
made to order. Also a Rood line of Smoker's
Articles of all kinds, Tobaccos, &c, ftc. 35m3
that the Cjikatest and Best Place to buy
Staple, and Fancy Groceries
First-Class Dry Goods,
IS AT THi
OLD ItELIABLE ST0UE
Cor. Main and Third St'. Plattsmouth.
tjgStock atwaps fresh and new. and prices
always ar the bottom. Call aud convince your
Brick Yard !
Geod Brick, for eale as soon as burned, at
IS RICK YA11D,
T'latt mouth, IVcto. 9tf
Successor to schleokl & Nieman.1
And 'lealerr, In
.1MOKKRS FVNCY ARTICLES, SMOKING
T 0 IS A C 0 .
:. ).. r.ir vNDS and sizes of CIGARS made t
-i.li;-. :- ! stU'aciion guaranteed. Cijiax
;aL'S s-nlJ forsmokir obacco.
Yt:ii- 'r ct. odp door west of J. S. Duke's store
flpMtc 'Poxt Oflce;
Plattsmovtii, Neb. 1tb3
IAD! HEAD! ,
.;iiL comes to the fiont with a mag
nificent line of
for his winter trade.
M i. O'llourke is known far and
v Mc :!- n first-class
UTTER AND FITTER.
Mvery ;annent warranted to suit
ir, every particular.
Kvery one wlio really wants a good
fit, t-alU on him. "Go thou and do
Siioii 'opposite the Court House, on
lower .Main St.
HARRIS & UNRUH,
FUE1TITUEE 8 COFFINS,
and all kinds of goods usually kept In a
Fl KST FI'RXITIHE 8TOBE
ALso, a very complex ecuca of
Faneral QooSis, Coffins, Caskets, Rotes,"
Special attention given to the proper care of
the (Va I. nljjtht or day. A first-clas3 hearwe and
e.irnngas, with personal attendance whenever
l?sir::a, CnAKJF.S ALWAYS REASONABLE,
.fotifh Side Lnwer Main Street,
.ir 3 PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.
TJ F Mathews,
: Hardware, , Cdtlery, Nails,
l lieu. Wagon Ntock
iSTOVKS and TiN-WAUE,
Iron, Wood Stock, Pumps,
V rLD & GARDEN SEEDS, ROPE,
r - j r t rtYns a if it j? vt
A. I. X. AA A AT X A Ull JJ AJ A
. WORIf, Kept in Stock..
ruiKlnx and;R"r'.af rlnar,
i ...... done wirn
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work Warranted.
3 WRR3 IL13k
next 'JTnirty JlPays sell Xsixm
' BY K. TEMPLE MORE.
Gems were flasbinjt, eyt-s were shiniujr.
Fans with lany-'rous rrncc were swayed,
'Twas so like a fairy vision
That you looked on half afraid.
But when music crashed and quivered.
And the eiiiKcr's voice, so sweet.
Ran? up to the erilded rafters.
Flowers fulling at her feet.
Then you leaned in silence forward.
Curved, ripo-red lips apart.
All your loose frold hair a-quivor
With the throbblnjr of your heart.
Cheeks snow-white then flamingr hotly,
Lustrous, starry eyes ashine.
Little, warm, white fingers shyly
. Creeping', trembling-, into mine.
Not a lady there, that nljrht, dear.
Clad in clouds of perfumed lace.
But would a-ive her rarest jewels
For the glory of your face.
Well, 'twas only your first opera.
And no wonder that your heart.
Bowing- down, should throb and quiver
At the master-touch of art I
Imprisoned For Debt.
What! can a man be imprisoned for
"Yes, sir; he can for one kind of
: debt; that is what the lawyers call a
! tortious obligation." '
Mow is tli at?"
'Well, take the case just called be-
' fore Judge Cameron, tor instance:
Math Nowak, of the town of Washing
ton, living on what is called Bohemian
Ridge, thought that his neighbor, Mi
chael Schendel, had bnilt his fence on
the highway, and deputized himself to
' tear it down. Schendel had him arrest
ed on a civil warrant and brought be-
, fore Justice Steinlein, when a judg
ment was obtained against him of 60
cents and costs of suit, amounting in
all to $14. 69. Nowak refused to pay it,
thereby throwing the responsibility on
the plaintiff SchendeL That consti
tutes a tortious debt."
Well, how did it come out?"
"As soon as it was known that No
wak had made up his mind to evade
payment, a warrant was issued for his
arrest, and placed in the hands of Con
stable Scott, who made several attempts
to arrest him; but whenever he came
in sight of Lis house, Nowak would get
wind of his approach and take to the
woods. It afterwards appeared that
his girl was on watch and gave her
father the signal sign of danger by
waying a large red handkerchief in a
casual manner, at the same time talk
ing to an officer, t-nd pointed out the
exact part of the farm on which Nowak
was working. Scott finally succeeded
in arresting him very early in the
morning, and brought him into town
and locked him up.
"Then did he payP"
"Pay? No. lie said he couldn't
"What good did it do to lock him tip
"None whatever. All the lime he
was in jail Schendel had to pay his
board at the rate of $3.50 a week, be
sidos paying the additional costs which
have accumulated since the Steinlein
"How did Nowak get out of jail? I
understand you to say that he was re
"After a man has been in jail ten
days he can plead the poor man's act,
make out an affidavit that he has no
personal property, and can't pay. He
is then brought before the proper tri
bunal. Nowak was brought before
Judge Cameron and released, upon his
"What is the entire bill now?"
"Something like $50, and Schendel
must pay every cent of it, except the
satisfaction of keeping Nowak in jail
thirteen days." La Crosse Repub
lican. Hurried Dinners.
It is a mistake to eat quickly. Mas
tication performed in haste must be im
perfect even with the best of teetb, and
due admixture of the salivary secretion
with the food cannot take place. When
a crude mass of inad quately crushed
muscular fiber, or undivided solid mater
ial of any description, is thrown in'o
the - stomach, it acts as a mechanical
irritant, and sets up a condition in the
mucous membrane lining that organ
which greatly impedes, if it does not
altogether prevent, the process of di
gestion. W lien the practice of eating
quickly and filling the stomach with
unprepared food is , habitual, the di
gestive organ is rendered incapable of
performing its proper functions. Eith
er a much larger qtianlitity of food
' than would be necessary under natural
. conditions is required, or the system
I suffers from lack of nourishment. Those
I animals which were intended to feed
' hurriedly were either gifted with the
power ol rumination or provided with
gizzard.- Man is not so furnished,
and it is fair to assume t at he was in
tended to eat slowly. London Lancet
1 4 -f
Illl I- II
Cure of Coughs, Cold?.
;- Hoarseness, v.rotip, Asthma,Bron
: chiirOAT.oorinz Couch. Incirient
Conniption and for the relief of
"riTi?v;pT?ivc prions in advanced y
- :.fc-.?cs.-i;ite !n:.v,c.' '.For Flc U
l)r,v! i tvz:
j t70 - WKftK. ?12 dav home f.tHr m-'.de
V -Co-"ly if S ' free. "&uiirv;, Tvas ."t Cv.,
1 AMvr.AfurtiV. ,. , twl
t lll.ll Ill 1H.IIH 11 11.111 I I,IU1 I iiii iiiiiJiiiiiii
in I Ml. i in ii MTI 'T ?Tf..- '.. -. m
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ISText to (Darrutlt5.
The Tear 1831.
New York Times.
j The year which closed Saturday is
i rendered notable in our history by a
j single group of events closely associ
: ated with each other. It opened sereu-
ly, after a twelremonth of prosperity,
which, followiug upon a long and
dreary peried of depression, had begot
ten a hopeful spirit among our peo
ple. The result of the Presidential
election had been accepted with gen
eral satisfaction, and an era of polit
ical peace and good feeling seemed to
be in prospect. The closing session of
the forty-sixth Congress was charac
terized by no action of special impor
tance, unless it was the passage of an
act for refunding the maturing debt of
the nation at three per cent., which en
countered the Executive veto on ac
count of provisions intended to coerce
the national banks. The inauguration
of Gen. Garfield on the 4th of March
wa3 an event of unusual impressive
ness, and the new administration was
regarded with exceptional confidence
The cabinet appointments, which were
announced the next day and promptly
confirmed by the benate, indicated a
desir : o unite the Republican party
firn? - n the support of the President.
The same spirit was displayed in such
other selections fer office as were made
at that time and in the general avow
al of purpose which emanated from
the chief magistrare. The special ses
sion of the Senate, which was called
only that appointments might be acted
upon, was prolonged through the
months of March and April and to
near the end of May by a contest over
its organization occasioned by the
equal political division of that body
after Gen. Mahoae had declared his
position. The committees were con
stituted by the Republicans with the
aid of the casting vote ef the Vice
Pi esident, but the Democrats succeed
ed by persistant dilatory motions and
and discussions in defeating the elec
tion of officers.
But the most noteworthy incident
of this special session was the contest
which waged, chieflv outside the Sen
ate Chamber, over the appointment of
certain Federal officers in this state.
The President, having chosen Mr.
Morton as Minister to France and
nominated a number of other friends
of Senator Conkling for important
places, selected Judge Robertson for
Collector of this port, transfering Mr.
Merntt to the London consulate.
Mr. Conkling made a resolute effort
in May to defeat the confirmation ef
Robertson, and, finding that his pur-
posee could not be accomplished, both
lie and his colleague resigned their
seats on .the 16th of that month. Then
followed the remarkable contest at
Albany, Out of tl is some factional
bitterness was engendered between
what was known as the "Stalwarts"
and "'Administration" wings of the
Rrpublican party. It was chiefly felt,
however,, in this state and at V ashing
lon, the causes of difference producing
little effect elsewhere.
It was on the 2d of July that the
country was shocked by the dastardly
act ofjGuiteau in shooting the Presi
dent in the back at the station of the
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in
Washington. This event and the long
peried of alternate hope and fear, of
constant distress and gloom, until the
death of the president on the lDth of
September, are too fresh in the minds
of our readers and too much naught
with painful memories to make a re
capitulation of their details at all de
sirable. They cast a wide and deep
shadow over the year that had been
entered upon with so much of cheer
ful anticipation, and ne doubt had an
important effect upon the general
course of events. Scarcely anything
is remembered or calls for remem
brance during that period of nearly
three .months save the suffering and
heroic patience of the slewly dying
President and the effect which it pro
duced upon the people of the country.
Gen. Arthur, who had comported
himself with much dignity and propri
ety, during the President's illness, suc
ceeded to his office on the 20th of
September. The Senate was sum
moned to meet in special session on
the 10th of October, mainly that it
might choose a presiding officer to
stand in the line ef succession to the
Executive chair, no -one being left in
that position after the President's
death. TLe even division of that
body, the casting vote ef the Vice
President being wanting, produced
the curious episode in which the Dem
ocrats chose Mr. Bayard as President
pro. tem before the members chosen
to fill vacancies were admitted, and
the Republicans two days later dis
placed him by agreeing to vote for
Senator Davis for that position. The
only other incident of the session
worth recalling was the resignation
of Mr. Windom from the. Cabinet and
the appointment of Judge Folger es
his sucessor. President Arthur's more
recent appointments and the general
conduct of hi Administration have,
on the whole, been such as to restore
in a measure, the feeling of confidence
and hopefulness which prevailed in
the early part of the year. It has
been marred only by the unhappy
efforts of Secretary Blaine before his
retirement to inaugurate a brilliant
An important feature in our public
affairs bas been the result of Postmaster-General
James's resolute offort to
bring tbe working of Ii3s department
into conformity with the principle ef
upright and eflcient business manage
t ment. The fiifirmoiH irauds prp
t trateu in tLo pt.tr ruarr, service liave
' been thoroughly exposed, and proeiu-
tions have Iwn set foot; which,
though; tUy fcave bailed) X tlm?. 6tUi
w WLJin. qjqp'ir
give promise of vindiction for the
authority and integrity of the Govern
ment. The era of prosperity may be said to
have continued, as indmtral and com
mercial activity have in no degree
abated. This is in some measure due
to the impetus that came over from
1880, when our Tops were abundant
and found a ready market. The long
drought of last Summer materially
curtailed production, and the supply
of most of eur great staples has been
mnch less than last year. The effect
shows itself in a falling off of exports,
and, in connection with other causes,
in a general advance ef prices.' The
prosperity of railroads has been some
what interfered with by the effects of
unregulated competition between the
great through lines, On the whole,
aside from the national calamity that
overshadowed the year, the past
twelve-month may be recalled as one
of general stability and progress, but
it can hardly be said that the outlook
for the new year is so free from un
certainty as that for 1881 appeared to
be at its opening.
December 27th, 1851.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, Sam'l Richardson, I. Willes
and James Crawford, Commisieners;
J.D. Tutt. Co. Clerk.
The following was done to wit:
This being the time set by the Coun
ty Commissioner, for settlement with
tbe County Treasurer and the same
still beiag in progress the Board ad
journed to meet at 9 o'clock Wednes
The settlement with the County
Treasurer still being in session, there
was nothing else done until January
2d 1882, when the following was done
Bids for the furnishing of books,
blanks and stationery for Cass county
for the year 18S2 were opened and laid
over for further consideration, until
Wednesday January 4th.
Settlement with County Treasure
still being in order th board adjourn
ed to meet January 3d 1882.
The settlement with County Treas
urer still being in order there was
nothing else done until January 4th,
1882, when the following was done to
wit: The following official bonds were
then approvtd. L. C. Eikhoff, asssor
of Louisville precinct, with F. Uronko
and Wiliiam A. Urvia as sureties.
John Newbani, overseer ru.ul dis
trict No. 43 with Geo. II. Woods aud
F. W. Fowler as sureties.
James Sperry.'constable Avoca Pre
cinct with E. M. Compton and J . L
Ilutchins as sureties.
Continued next week.
A Coal Problem.
The production of anthracite coal
last year reached about 28.500.000 tons.
This amount is something above the
average, but will, in turn, be surpass
ad by the output this year. It is es
timated that not leas than . ;;u,000,000
tons will be mined before next .Jan
uary, and the annual production here
after, under ordinary circumstances.
is not likely to fall telow that amount
These figures are more significant
than they appear to be at first sight.
It is not too much to say that the
exhaustion of the anthracite coal-fields
of this country is in sight. There are
deposits in Rhode Island and Virginia
and small quantities elsewhere; but
by far the largest part of the anthra
cite beds lies in seven counties in
Pennsylvania. Four great fields are
recognized, their respective areas be
ing 1S9, 92, 194 .nd 38 square miles
total 43. To this limited tract the
United States looks fer its anthracite
coal. How much was there in it when
mining began, scarcely six years ago?
How much has alread been consumed?
How long will what remains-last?
You don't count Colorado then,
where good anthracite has lately been
found, and no man knows but that
the Rocky Mountains are full of hard
coal yet, in spots.
Bishop Haven on Death.
The late Bishop E. O. Haven sent a
short article to the editor of the Chris
tian ' Advocate, last June, telling him
he could use it when be chose. The
latter kept it waiting for an appropriate
occasion, and now publishes it on the
writer's death. It is on "Light and
Darkness in the Last Honrs." and con
tains these words: "Some Christians,
Serhaps foolishly, indulge fears about
eath. It is really to one who dies a
matter of no consequence at all wheth
er it is slow or sudden, attended with
peace or joy. or not. I have longsiuce
determined to indulge consciously no
choice on the subject. But it is notice
able that some who have feared it have
been wonderfully sustained when ' the
dreaded moment came. An English
philosopher could relieve the uncon
cealed anxiety of his later hours by a
fancied dialogue between himself and
the ferryman who slanuld bear his soul
over the fancied rivtsr; the old Roman
conld cover bis f aoa and turn to the
raii inrl Axe.' it. U Wttn the Christian
in romain nntnrt7PiI ural TlR'SiVC and I
hmii thrills the!
soul with the foretasted ioys of Ueav-
The Ball and the Patent Gate.
Mr. Wigwam is a former residing
in Durmor township, Lancaster coun
ty, and recently one of those agents
that infest the country came along
and tucked off an him an automatic
gate. The gate was so arranged that
the weight of a person approaching it
would cause it to rise, and when they
had passed under it, down it came.
This gate w as painted red, and the day
after it was put in position, a, cross
bull, owned by Mr. Wigwam, discover
ed it. A bull, somehow, has a rooted
antipathy' for that hue, and this an
imal no sooner discovered the gate
than it made a rush to gore it. Of
course, as the bull approached the gate
his weight caused it to rise, and he
passed under it, and his failure to hit
anything solid seemed to affect him
about as it does a man to ge up a dark
stairway, and when he has reached
the top thinks there is one step morr,
and step for it. and bringing his foot
down so hard that it makes the sole
tingle as if slapped by a shingle, and
leaves the print of the boot on the
floer. When the bull recovered a lit
tle and looked back and saw the gate
which had come down in its original
position, he couldn't quite understand
how he had parsed it, and what had
what bad happened, and he stood and
thrashed himself with his tail, and
thought of it for a minute, and then
tried it again. Same result. Bull
more puzzled than ever, and awful
mad. Another trial. Bull only suc
ceeded in rooting his nose in the
ground. Bull almost delirious with
rage. Wigwam who is watching from
the house, in the same condition with
laughter. The bull evidently made
up his mind to hit the gate or die in
attempt and he tried the thing seven
more times and yet the gate stood
there every time, when he looked back.
rhen having wrenched himself and
scraped the hide off his nose, and got
quite out of breath, the animal got
discouraged and drew aside and mere
ly watched the gate. But Wigwam
hadn't had enough of the fun. He
took a mirror, and went out and climb
ed upon the gate, and caught the sun
light upon the mirror, and flashed it in
the bull's eyes to madden him. It did.
The bull rushed once more at the gate.
Wigwam expected the gate to rise up
with him and let the bull pasr. But
his weight held the gate down. The
bull hit the gate square. Wigwam
wa3 knocked forty feet and got his
eyes and mouth full of dirt and was
badly 6kinned. The mirror was shat
tered. Aud the bull caught bis horns
and one foot in the gate, which broke
from its fastenings, and he went mad
ly careering about with it on his horns,
struggling to release himsel', and Wig
wam didn't dare go lo his rescue, and
was too much hurt to do anything
anyhow, and finally tho bull, tearing
up everything in his reach, threw
himself and broke his neck. Loss 8301.
Wigwam lays all the blame on the gate
a;ent, which, perhaps, is natural.
The only objection we have to theso
htoi ies is, that they don't make them
explicit enough don't locate them in
short; to say Smith township, Jones
county, etc., ain'fenough, we want tne
state, section and range and first or
maiden name of Wigwam and then
we will believe it.
After Cornwallia' Surrender.
The diary of CoL Samuel Smith, of
the Maryland line at Yorktown, after
wards a United States Senator from
Sunday, 21st Tbe enemy march'd
out of town in three divisions, guarded
by the militia of the State, to their dif
ferent rendezvous assigned them; 1st,
to Frederick Town, in Maryland; 2d,
to Staunton, in Virginia; 3d to Fred
erick, in Virginia.
Monday, 22d The Pennsylvania Bri
gade marched into town, and acted as
guard and fatigue for the day.
Tuesday, 23d Relieve 1 by G. C. B.,
who continued to collect the ordnance
and stores, small arms, etc.
Wednesday, 24th Relieved by G. L.
B. The publick stores were examined
and taken into custidy. Maj'r Alexan
der appointed to procure tho quats for
the reg't. -
Thursday, 25th Tho Marquis B.
marched into town for this day. I hav
ing the ague and fever rode to Wil
liamsburgh, and quartered with several
of the officers that were sick previous
to my coming out. . ;
Fridav, 26th I took medisin admin-;
istered by Doctor Malachi Treet, Sln'r ;
Surgeon at that place. l-
Saturday, 27tli Went in company
with tbe Doctor to visit the sick and "
wounded in the different hospitals in i
Sunday, 28th Devoted the day to
the curiosities of the town. The cap
pitol in the center of town is a verry
elligant building in which all publick
business is transacted relative to ye
Sla'e. In the center of which his L d
ship Bortilort, late Governor of the
State, is represented standing on a mar
pie pillor in full size.
Monday. 29th Went in company
with a number of the Gent'n of Town
to see the Palace in which he, Bartilort
The most magnificent publick build
ing I ever saw afterwards burnt by
accident Next the college, sitidale &
bedlom are three elegant publick
Tuesday, SOth This day the Field
officers of each regiment was appointed
to collect goods to the amount of 7
sterling for each present officer of their
respective batt' ns. ' . . ..
Wensdav. 31t Ro.'o to the cappitol
landing on an tr.lrt from the York
Ilver liiuM in company with nuni
of the officers on outers and fco