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VOLUME XVII. y
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1882.
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OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA,
JOHN FlTZUKBALO .
F. E. WllITK
A. v. 5V-LAUGHLIK.
JONH O KOUBKE
, ' .Cashier.
This lsank Is now open for "business at their
aew room, corner Main suid Sixth streets, and
Is prepared to transact a general
lock, Bonds. Gold, Government and Local
KOL'OHT AND SOLD.
Deposits Eeceiced and Interest Allow
ed on Tim? Certificates.
Irailable In any part of the United States and
In all the Principal Towns aud Cities
ACiCXTS FOR Till!
Inman Line and Allan Line
Person wlalitiig to bring out their friends froir
rilUl'HAHK TTCKETH FROM US
Through to Plattsmoath.
Bank Cass County
Cotncr Mala and Sixth Streets.
I JOHN I5LACK. President,
1 J. M. PATTERSON, Cashier.!
Transacts a General Banians Business.
HIGHEST CASH PRICE
Paid J it County and Cilu Warrant.
and promptly remitted for.
' UIRECCTOKS :
Jonn Black,' J. M. Patterson. C. H-Parmele.
F. It. Guthmann. J. Morrifsey, A. B.
Smith. Fred Gonler. 51Iy
WEEPING Tim BAl
or .:i:i Btitos.
This Bank Is now open for the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Kecelred. and Interest allowed on Time Ceiti
Drawn, and available lu the principal towns
ndillcs of the United States and Europe.
Agents for the celebrated
Mm Line of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us,
Through from Europe fa any
Point in the West.
ItKKD BROS.. 21. f J Ve'i" W iter. Neb.
P. J. H ANSEN,
Groceries, Provisions and
AOKMTH VOK. THE
VtKMAMA LIKE INSURANCE COMPANY.
GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
MILWAUKEE MECHANIC'S MUTUAL. "1
A'KSTERN HORSE AND CATTLE INs. CO.,
IIAMBURC. AMERICAN STEAMSHIP PACK
NORTH GERMAN LLOYD.
STEAMSHIPS BETWEEN HAMBURG.
BREMEN AND NEW YORK. 18ly
3 o; J2
a, 4. a;
NEW HARDWARE STORE
lias Justopene 1 an entire new stock of h?rd
h'txt door wut of Chapman Smith' Dm
. A Full Line of
SHOVELS, RAXES. SPADES aua
ALL GARDEN TOOLS.
If AILS, NAILS, NAILS, by the Ket,
ROPE, POWDER. SHOT, GRIND
jl Full Line of CT'TliKitY.
Special Rates tc Guilders and Con
tractors. All Koods sold'as lov s they potib!y can b
and bye. 41 v
PENSIONS widow. fAthers. mothers ot
thildrea. ThoHBiTatentit4. Pca:siriTa
for low - f ftniter.u.ey or nipcure.Tariet;; vms
rujMwwc. Thon.riYnL tf pcnrifr 14
jloijro fntivied to I.VCKtASKud BOl'NTV.
PATENT.1 iroorrd fur Icventor. .'.1
lud vimau vrorvrwilbooiclitandoold. itlirr
i4 airsrjr f'r your rights at oner. Sends
taaic for Tho iMtiira-bulaicr." and Tcasmn
u4 Hob. tr I k a b I &n k . .nrf i ..n.-. . to -
vswirviwro ni-iuwu, ii rrailvB.n and ( itent..
Addron N.W. FlrzKerald A Co.Pcxiok A
W7i AKxa, imx u 1 ng-aa. p. fl.
MASOU & HAMLIH
(From Ole Bull, the world-renowned violinist.
I have pleasure In testify Ing to the excellence
of your Cabinet Oixan. which seefn to me to
excel all instruments of the class 1 have ever
seen. Their fine quality of tone is in contrast
witk that of other reed organs, aid the auto
matic swell, vox humana. resonant canes, and
oth'T recent Improvements are no admirable as
to greatly increase the artistic value and use
fuluess of the Instrument. OLE BULL.
Sold, and there are hundreds of orders behind,
notwithstanding the fact that the compa
ny have the two most extensive
factories In the world.
THE MASON & HAMLIN ORGAN CO.
make only the best quality of work. 'Much va
riety is offered in size, capacity, style of
case, elegance of fluir-li and orna
mentation ; but throughout
the whole will be found the same
thoroughly best material and workmanship.
Lowest Pinces for Cash.
Plattsmouth, - Neb.
again comes to the fiont with a mag
nificent line of
for his winter trade.
Mr. O'Rouik.3 is known far and
wide as a first-class
CUTTER AM) FITTER.
Every garment warranted to suit
in every particular.
Every one who really wants a good
fit, calls on him. 4 Go thou and do
Shop opposite the Court House, on
lower Main St.
Successor to Saok Bkothkr.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, ZIN
At the old Stand opposite the new IIcUi
Making & ReDairin Done.
" Good Prick, for sale a soon as burned, at
BRICK Y AIM),
IMaltsiiroullt. Xel. 9tf
ETC., KTC, ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
MY FINE HEARSE
IS NOW READY FOR SERVICE.
With many thanks for past patronage,
invite all to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
istr. KritxTrtK .xi imikfixm
HORSE SHOEING & WAGON REPAIRING.
All IMs of Farm implements Menial will
Neat ne& and Dispatch
Horse, 3Iulo OxJShoeing,
In short, well shoe anything that ha?
four feet, from a Zebxa to a Giraffe.
Come and see us.
n Filth St between Main aai Vine Streets,
ust across e corner from the new 1IEKALJ
AO-V.XTH WAX Til for the Pest and Fast
est Selling Pictorial Rooks and Hibles. Price
reduced 3-i jer cent. National Publishing Co,
St. Iuis.Mo. Mtt3
ON LIFE & PROPERTY.
10.000 will W pld ti any am
vba uo txrt.OD A LAMP aitrd witk
sor HAFGTY ATT(.HMI.1X.
jlBomtm Waited. Mala m ruaala.
8. a. kkwtos'S SAFrrr lamp co.,
BlV.B.MTOM, If. Y.
SALsaaeoa, XI Wmi a..w.T, x. T.
1. J. L. JleCItKA.
lOMCEPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Office over U.
V. Mathew's Hardware Store, Plattinouth,Ke
1K. HALISUI RY,
llice over Smith. Clack n. Co's. Drug Store.
First chuss dentistry at reasonable prices, 23ly
ID 0E 3ST T IS T .
Offlee on Main Street over Solomon Na
.ban's Store. 341 y
lilt. II. 91 E A II E,
PHYSICI AN and SURGEON, offlee In Fitz
gerald Block, which will be open day or night.
O. II. II04.UE, 31. II.
PRACTISING PHYSICIANS Otllce and Drug
Store, Main St, near Third Plattsmouth. Neb.
K. It. UVIXt.XTOX. M. '
rHVSIClAJ & SCRGKOK.
OFFICE HOURS, from 10 a. m.. to 2 p. ni.
Exainluir.i! Surgeon for U. S. Pension.
HI. A. IIAUTIUAX.
ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR. AVlll prac
tice in the State and Federal Courts. Residence
37ly Plattsmouth, N eis. .
J AH. H. 3IATIIKWH
ATTOKXEY AT LAW.
OiTRce over Baker & Atwood'a store, ?outh side
of Main between 5th and oth streets. 21tf
WILL . WWE.
COLZECTIOJVS H SPJSTCTslZTI.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real Estate. Fire In
eurauce and Collection Agency. Ollice In Fitz
gerald's block. Plattsmouth, Nebraska. 22m3
R.B.Windham. D, a. Campbell
VIXIIIIA3I & CAMPBELL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Plattsmouth, ... - Nebraska.
EO. H. SMITH.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention jtiven to Collections
and all matters affectinir the title to real estate.
Oflice on 2d Moor
loor over Post Office, riattsmouui.
II. II. WI1EI2LEIC JL CO.
LAW OFFICE, Ileal ltate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax-payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell real eutate, negatiatfl
plans, &c. 15vl
J A HIES E. UOUKIHOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cas
and adjoining Counties ; gives specia: attention
to collections and abstracts of title. Office lu
Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
UK. H. 3IILLEII.
PHYSICIAN AND SURG H O N .
Can be found by calling at his office. South side
of Main Street, between Sixth and Seventh.
Will confine hunself more especially to town
ractice. . 4-ly
Tlie Lira n tl Central Hotel
AT SOUTH BEND, NEB..
3 r X)s-. az. :ii,
House newly fitted up. Everything new and
neat. Meals and Lodging at Reasona
ble rates. Call and try us.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ii
SASH, t j
Mai street. Corner ot Fifth.
PLATTSMOLTJI, - - - -
FURHITURE S COFFIUS,
and all kinds of goods usually kept In a
FIItMT CLASH Fl'RXITl'RR STOKE
AUo, a very complete stock of
Fnneral Goos, Coffins, Casfcets, Ro.es,
Remember the place, in UNION
BLOCK, on Sixth Street, TWO
D0013 sonth of Cass Coun
2IU3 PLATTSMOUTH. NEB.
LIVERY SALE AND FEED
Carriages always on Hand
HExRSE AFUNER ALS.
rr -Totice i
I want all ot my accounts settled to latc.
ani I sliall do no more credit business. All old
accounts must be settled up. and no new ones
will be made. Unless such accounts arc settled
shertly they will be sued.
I wish to do a strictly c:sh business u fut ore
Succe.-sors to Jones & Agnew.
Again takes charge of the Old
Brick Livery Stable.
PLAT TS MOUTH. - - NEBRASKA.
The old Bonner Stables. In Plattsmouth. are
now leased by Jones & Eikecbarv and they
hHve on hand New and handsome accommoda
tions, in the shape of
HORDES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES,
We are now prepared to keep HORSES
FOR SALE TRADEI
Train and Break Colts
On Reasonable Terms.
That with plenty of room ithat every one
know we have) in our stable, we cau net Farm
ers slock and wagons, loacsof hay, &c, under
cover, where they will keep dry.
Thai.Ki .it; all the old patrons for their liberali
ty, we so. icit their trade for the future, satisfied
that we cau accommodate them better and do
better by tberu than ever bef ere.
501y JONES & EIKNBARYV
C. H. VAN WYCK. U. S. Senator, Neb. City.
YT fa " l fT U..nnlik (m n la
E. K. VALENTIN E, Bepreseatafe. West Point.
AI.lil.M n A .. . liovernor. incoi.
S. .1. ALEXANDER, Secretary ot State.
JOHN WALLICHS. Auditor, Lincoln,
;. M. B ART LETT, Treasurer, Lincoln.
VV. W. JONES. Supt. Public Instruction.
A. 5. KENIALL. Land CoinmLMoner.
J. DILWORTH. Attorney GneraL
KEV. C. c. HARRIS. Chaolain of Penitentiary
DR. H. P. MATTHEWSON, SupL Hospital for
S. MAXWELL, Chief Justice. Fremont.
GEO. B. LAKE, Omaha.
AM ASA COBB, Lincoln.
Second Judicial Sittriet.
8. B. POUND. Judfje, Lincoln.
T 1 A T J la.nD.n.. A TT VK t Mlv
W. C. SHOW ALTER. Clerk District Court.
t lattsmoutii .
JOHN O'ROURRE. Mayor.
J. M. PATl'ERSON, Treasurer, i
J. D. SIMPSON. City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN. Police Judge.
R. B. WINDHAM. Citv Attorney.
F. E. WHITE, Chief of Fire Dept.
S. H. RICHMOND, Ch'n Board of Health.
1st Ward F. GORDER, J. M. SCHNELL
2d Ward J. V. WECKBACH. J. S. HART
3d Ward I). MILLER, A. DREW. I MAN.
4th Ward-P. McCALLAN, C. 8. DAWSON.
THOMAS POLLOCK. J. N. WISE.
V. V. LEONARD, Wm. WINTERSTEEN.
ED. GREUSEL. ISAAC WILES,
rmaeerJHO. W. MARSHALL.
W. II. NEWELL. County Treasurer.
J W. JENNINGS. County Clerk.
A. A. LA VERT Y. County Judge.
K. W. HYERS. Shcrill.
CYRUS ALTON. Sup't of Pub. Instruction.
G. W. FAIRFIELD, County Surveyor.
P. P. GASS. Coroner.
ISAAC WILES. Plattsmouth Precluet.
JAMES CRAWFORD. South Bend Precinct.
SAM'L RICHARDSON. Mt. Pleasant Precinct.
Parties having business with the County
Commissioners, will find them In session the
Firet Monday and Tuesday of each month.
The I-egiMlature meets In January,
and a I". S. Senator is then to be elected.
A It It I V A L AX II BKPAKTl'KE Of
PLATTSMOUTH 31 AILS.
" in a. a. a 1
: .ni EA8TKRN.
j 9.00 a. m.
) 3.00 p. m.
9.00 a. III. WB-aTITRW i 8 50 ,n'
3.:n . m. f western. 618 p n
t 8.50 a. I
1 6.15 p. 1
11.00 a m NOUTHERX, J.UU p. m
.m p. in. southern. 7.ooa. m
m.:w am.) nviu i 7,45 m'
7. p. 111. f OMAHA. 2 00 p m-
11.00am. WEEPING WATER. 1.00 p. Ill
II. no a III. FACTORY VI LLE. 1.00 p. Ut
llc.p. 17, IjO-l
It ATI'S ClIAKUEU FOR MOSEY
On nrdci not fxre.pdins $13 - - - 10 cent
Over "is and not exceeding 830 - - - 15 cents
5.71 $40 - - 20 cents
Nio ' $50 -' - 25 cents
A sinnto Moiiev Order may Include any
amount frm one cent, to fifty dollars, but
imiM not contain a fractional part of a cent.
KATES FOR POSTAGE.
lt class matter (letters) 3 cents per V ounce,
jd (-Publisher's rates) 2 cts per lb.
ad " ". (Transient Newspapers and
books come under this class) 1 cent per
each 2 ounces.
4th class (merchandise) 1 cent per ounce.
J. W. Marshall. P. M.
B. & M. R. & Time Table.
Taking Efect Nov. 6, 1881.
FOR OMAHA FROM PLATTSMOUTH.
leaves 1 :43 a. m. Arrives 4 :25 a. ni.
2 :43 p. in. ' 4 :15 p. m.
8 :20 a. m. " :40 a. m.
FROM OMAHA FOR PLATTSMOUTH.
Leaves 8 -.50 a. m. Arrives lo :05 a. m.
" 7 ;00 p. m. " 9 :iu p. m.
6 '.20 p. 111. " 7 :1o p. ni.
FOR THE WEST.
Leaves Plattsmouth :20 a. m. Arrives Lin
coln, 11 :55 a. m. ; Arrives Kearney, 7: 40 p. m.
leaves 6 :55 p. m ; arrives Lincoln 9 :3o p. m.
Freight leaves at 9 :2t) a. in. and at 8 :15 p. m.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : 55 p. ni. aud 2 :00 a. m.
FROM THE WEST.
Leaves Kearnev, 6 :3 a. m. Leaves Lincoln,
1 .00 p. in. Arrives Plattsmouth. 3 -.30 p. m
Leaves Lincoln 7 a, m ; arrives Plattsmouth
9 mi a. in.
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. m. and 9 0
p. m. Arrives at Plattsmouth at 5 ;35 p. m. and
2 :50 a. m.
Passenger trains leave Plattsmouth at 7 00 a.
m.. 9 eo a. in., 3 40 p. in. and arrive at Pacinc
Junction at 7 25 a. in.. It 20 a. in. and 4 10 p. in.
FROM THE EAST.
Passenger trains leave Pacinc Junction at 8 35
a. m.,6 :2o p. m., 10 a. in. and arrive at Platts
mouth at 8 55 a. m.. 6 -no p. in. and 10 40 a. in.
U. V. R. It. Time Table.
Taking Effect Sunday, November 6, 1881.
WEST. STATIONS. EAST.
5:15pm HASTINGS. 9 0pm
6:1 AYR. 8:55
7 :23 BLUE HILL 8 :15
8 :20 COWLES. 7 rf)5
8:60 AM BOY 6:25
9 :40 RED CWiUD. 6 .-00
10:15 1NAVALE. 4 0
10:55 111 VERTON. 4:00
11:40 FRANKLIN. 2:50
12:10pm BLOOMINtiTON. 2:45
12:40 NAPONEE 1:45
1:20 REPUBLICAN 12:20
2:20 ALMA II 5am
3:10 ! OUT PANS 11:25
3:10 OKL-ANS u
4:10 ' OXFORD 10 :20
5:-.0 ARAPAHOE 9 :15
that the Cheapest and Best Place to buy
Staple aifl Fancy Groceries
First-Glass Dry Goods,
IS AT TH 2
OLD RELIABLE STORE
Cm. Main and Third St's. Plattsmouth.
aSiock alwans fresh and new, and pricee
always arui" noriom.
Call and convince your.
JNO. EONS & SON, Proj'rs,
N. W. CORNER MAIN AND SECOND STR'S,
Near B. & M. Passenger Depot,
Newly refitted and furnished throughout. Af
fording an excellent view of the R. R Bridge.
It Is conveniently located, especially for the
The tables always supplied with the best of
n connection with the house. Lunch baskets
filled at all hours. Terms reasonable. 8tf
STRE1GUT & 31IL1ER
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Repairing of all Kinds !
NEATL T DONE en SHORT NOTICE
TURNED OUT IN SHORT ORDER
And Satisfaction. Guaranteed.
pRemember the place, Opposite HeLrj
Boeck's Furniture Store, on Lower Main Street,
' ,M tOaWaW -mi-rin
-J 1 '"hi Tr' -i 7t i r Urh i mm
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron
chitis, Whooping Cough, Incipient
Consumption and for the relief of
consumptive persons in advanced
stages of the Disease. For Sale
by all Druggists Price, 25 cents.
A Friendly Game.
tla CiiietiM f EoUxg a r.c i:t Tzv i.z t.
'Say, mister!" said a tall, sunburned
man with a wide brimmed liat, & lie
edged his way into the managing edi
tor's room yesterday afternoon. "Say,
mister, do 3011 know anythinp; about
Why, j'es," responded tlie editor.
"I know how to play 'everlasting' and
old maid,1 and things of that kind;
That's just what I want to ask you
about. Now, in playing 'old maid,1 sup
pose the man who holds the age antes,
and passes on the draw, whose bet is
"That isn't the way I play it," said
the editor. "In my game the j'layer
who has a queen after the other cards
are played is the 'old maid.1
"Perhaps it is 'everlasting1 that I'm
thinking of," mused the stranger. "Sup
pose in 'everlasting1 you should eat eh
an old maid on the draw and when the
rest of the keards was plaved vou found
you hadn't tilled. What then'?"
"I don't see how that question could
arise in that game," Paid the editor.
"Maybe you are talking of the gamm
called 'poker.1 11
" 'Poker!' what's that?" asked the?
stranger, looking up in innocent sur
prise. "That's where they have ages and
fulls and that sort of thing."
"Do you know how to play it, stran
ger?" aslft'd the tall man, drawing out
a pack of cards. "Will you show me
The editor ran over the cards and
dealt two hands rapidl)
"Now," he explained, "two pairs
beat one pair, three of a kind beat two
pairs, a llusa beats threes, and fours of
a kind beat a Hush. What have you
The stranger laid down a mixed hand
as the editor explained that it was
worthless, as his own hand held a pair.
"Lemme deal 'em once," said the
stranger, running them off elumilv.
"Yes," said the editor, seeing that ho
had gotten hold of a sharper and mak
ing up his mind to teach him a lesson.
"Now, what do we do?" asked the
"Ii we are betting, I'd ante a dollar
and you'd cover it with two. Then if I
wanted to come in I'd plank another
dollar, and then "
"Hold on! hold on! don't go so fast.
Yon put lip two dollars at different
times and 1 put two all at once. Thai
"Yes, and then we draw."
"Let's try it once, for fun, if you
don't mind1 said the sharper with un
All right," smiled the editor, and he
threw two dollars on the table, which
were promptly covered.
"Now, 3 011 say we draw. How many
do 1 take?''
"You may take what 30U like, I don't
want am-," replied the editor. "I stand
"Then I'll take one keard. Do we
"Yes." . .
The stranger bet cautiously, and the
editor raised him, and was seen until
there was $15 wagered, though there
was no money up, beyond the ante.
"I reckon I won't bet any more," said
the stranger, timidly "who beats?"
and he laid down four aces.
'I beat 3'ou," said the managing edi
tor, and he laid down a straight Hush.
"You owe me $15."
The stranger looked at the cards some
time, and then dashed his list on the
'You plaj-ed fair, did ye?"
"I did," replied the editor.
Slowly the stranger pulled out a
greasy wallet and laid down a $20 bill.
The editor gave him the thange, and
the man went out, still running over the
cards and wondering how it happened.
"I thought he was sharp and he's
only a flat," said the editor, explaining
the circumstance to the cashier, as he
handed in the 20 for change.
"Like to oblige 3011, old boy," said
the cashier, "but that 820 is a" 'counter
feit." Parties having business with the man
aging editor for a week or two will
please come armed. Urooklyn Eaglw.
A crusty-looking old gentleman, ac
companied by the regulation well-fed
consort and a couple of well-favored
daughters, entered the dining-room of
Del Monte, and, as he tucked his napkin
beneath his generous chiu, turned round
and fixed a lierce glance upon the wai
ter behind his chair. "Look here, my
man," said the old party, shaqjlj. "be
fore I give my order, I want to ask 3 011
a question. Are 30U an Italian count
in disguise?" "Divil a bit," replied the
surprised coffee-splasher. "Nor an
English nobleman, the unaccountable
delay of whose remittances has tempor
arily compelled, &c. ?" "No, sir.'1
"Nor a graduate of Harvard, and es
tranged from 3-our father, a rich Boston
banker, whose haughty pride is as un
yielding as your own, &c?" "Oi am
not." "All right; here's a dollar, and
you can bring in the grub. Now that I
know you are not the regular thing in
waiters now-a-days that you are not
going to run off with one of my daugh
ters, or pick my pocket I can eat in
Oscar Wilde is the nephew of an emi
nent citizen of Louisiana, who, before
he died, amassed a considerable fortune.
If the young aesthete should enter into
litigation and substantiate a claim on
the property he taay find the good things
of earth even weeter than the odT of
An old lawyer, who says he plays "no
kind of musical instrument whatever,"
lias told the reason WI13 he never learn
ed. When he was a young law-student
he and his brother, who was studying
inedieine, both boarded at home, and at
one time both conceived the idea that
they had more than ordinary musical
talents, and determined to cultivate
them. "So John bought a flute," lie
said, "and I bought a fiddle, and turn
ing one of the attics into a study, wo
practised there half the night through.
"We didn't want anylxHby to know
about it, especially my- father, who had
very strict notions as to the value of
time and no taste for music. So to make
him think wo were hard at work, I had
quantities of law-books heaped up and
John had a skull and lots of bones scat
tered alxutt, to the horror of 15else-, the
housekeeper, who slept in the attic.
"She was once our nurse, and was
the only one who could hear us practis
ing, so we had no fears of her telling.
One morning, a week or two after we
had begun our musical night-work, we
were late at breakfast, and looking
somewhat unrefreshed, father said.
"You mustn't study too hard, boys!"
"No, sir, not at all," we both answer
"Just then lietse- appeared at the
door, and looked mysteriously at moth
er. 'Yes, what is it?" asked mother, sur
prised at the Hurry- Betsey seemed to ba
"Well, ma'am, I want to say that I'll
have to lave 3011. ma'am."
"Leave me! why, what do you mean,
"Yes, ma'am; it's the boys at last,
ma'am. It's going on twenty-Jive years
that I've lived witli you. and it's the
boys at last. It's not Christian-like,
ma'am; I can't stand it noways."
"Why, Betsey, what have the boys
been doing? Do tell us at once!"
"It's Mister John, ma'am; and some
times I think Mister Tom helps him. He's
got some poor cretur up stairs, ma'am,
and he torments him awful, all night
sometimes, ma'am, when you are asleep.
The poor cretur groans and screams
and almost shrieks right out, and what
it suffers I don't know, but it's dreadful.
"I know they say doctors must do
such things when they are a learning,
but I can't stay where such thing3 are
going on. I never thought Mister John
was the one to do so, but he docs, and
if it's all the same lo you I'll go, ma'am.
"Mother saw that there was some
mystery about it, and telling Betsey she
would talk to her again, sent her from
the room, when my brother anil I were
called upon to explain.
"We never heard the last about that
'poor cretur1 up stairs, but that was the
end of my violin practice."- WilUinantic
Thumps ia Hogs.
. have heard and read, says a corres
pondent of the National Lire Stock
Journal, Chicago, a great deal about
the cure of thumps in pigs. The com
plaint usually comes- from those who
have their sows overfat at farrowing, or
keep them confined in small pens or
yards, the sows having perhaps- been
overfed for fairs. I think breeders make
a sad mistake in feeding their best brood
bows for the "show pen." We are com
pelled by most fair associations to either
show our sows in pig. or to swear they
have produced a litter within the y ear;
they are fed, likewise, to the detriment
of the next generation of pigs. Wheij
sows are fed so high before farrowing,
and kept in close pens, as they are com
pelled to be during the fair, it is very
injurious to the constitution of the pigs.
Let your brood sows have access to a
grass, clover, or rye pasture the year
round; . give them plenty of fresh dirt
and water, and don't feed them too rich
food. Get the best boar (of whatever
breed you choose), alway s a pure-bred
one, and you can raise healthy pigs, that
will make good feeders, to return a fair
percentage for your labor and feed.
Hiding receptions are the newest in
New York. They are held fortnightly at
a fashionable equestrian academy.
The ArtiSce of aPlirt.
In her last letter Clara Belle speaks
of a trick to be played by a mischievous
young lady on New Year's day. calculat
ed to raise merry Ned with numerous
hearts. She is pretty, vivacious, self
possessed, and quite capable of seeming
to be carried away by her feelings,
while really- as cool as a chilled er cum
ber. After drinking a glass of wine in
duo with the victim, she will beam on
him so warmly that he can't help but
thaw. When he is sufficiently melted
to run into sentimental talk, she will
lead up, half banteringly and half seri
ously, to a proposal to dissolve the pearl
from her ring into his glass of wine, in
order that he may truly drink in token
of remembrance. Although he may
fear that pearls are poisonous, he will
Eallantly take the risk. Then she will
reak the pearl out of its setting, drop
it into his glass, and watch it liquify.
The fact is that she has provided herself
with a sufficient numbet of cheap wax
pearls to meet the largest probable de
mand. This wretch, by the way, will
wear a dress of white nun's cloth, made
up in an aesthetic shape, with bands of
white silk gimp and chenille fringe.
Her arms w ill be bare to the shoulders,
but her corsage will be high to the neck,
all of which is the highest art at present.
She confidently expects to have a right
good time. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Inquirer: Is the owl a Bohemian?
Now that's an open question. The owl
is given to howling round nights andin
dulges in the flowing bowl as we know
by the common expression: "Drunk as
a boiled owl?" But then on the other
hand he is credited with wisdom, so it's
hard to say w hether he's Bohemian or
not. The owl, by the way, obtained hie
reputation for wisdom by keeping very
quiet and merely lifting up his voice occasionally-
to hoot at something. It's
the same way with lots of men. There's
a pointer for you. The best kind of an
owl to keep is a stuffed owl. Boston
The population of Kansas City has in
the last twenty years increased from
4.000 to 80,000 vith.'ii the city limits",
while there are at least 100,000 people
included within the tributary suburbs;
and, says a local journal, "the child is
born who will live to see upon the hills
which overlook the waters at the great
bend in the mighty Missouri a city- sur
passing in wealth and population any of
the great cities of this groat republic."
From Mc's X Roads.
En. Herald : Pinkeye and mat
rimonv is abating, Those atllictcd
are doing as well as could be expect
ed; cutting, breaking, raking, and
burning stalks is in order now. A
few farmers have sown some wheat;
there will not be so niucL sown this
season as last,
John Ilollcnbeck retmued from
the west last week; with that bird for
his new cage; please accept our con
gratulations and best wishes, John.
Tindell went south Saturday to
sec about that top with a string to
Our friend, J. T. Kichey, returned
from Illinois last week has rented T.
D. Looks' farm for another year.
Geo. Hamilton took a homestead in
Antelope County; his brother-in law,
William Armstrong, has sold out to
M. J. Dowler, and, we understand, is
going west soon.
One of the infant twins, sons of
Wm. and Emma Rager. died -Saturday,
and the other is very ill.
T. G. Taylor and Clark Newlon
are visiting friends nt Valparaiso,
Harry Pottengcr has vented Jflmes
McCrory is going to import his
help direct from Posey County.
T. Zink has dene a boss job on
his hedge and don't 3011 forget it
At the last regular meeting of the
Elm wood Alliance W. II. Pool, Dan
iel McCaig T. P. McCarty and James
I lay ward were elected delegates to
the spring meeting ot the County
Alliance at Weeping Water the 11th;
we are anticipating a good meeting
if the weather is favorable.
We are glad the gentleman from
the Dominion of Victoria had the
hardihood to define his position.
The time is not far distant when
every voice will have to take sides
in the irrepressible conflict, either
for the people or the monopolies.
A Nebraska Ucsti-ctss.
NEW IDEAS ABOUT PARTIES.
Does a Prospective Break-up Explain
N. Y. Sun.
Washington, Feb. 11). A gentle
man as profound in politics as in le
gal learning, in a conversation about
Arthur's slowness in completing his
Cabinet, expressed some rather sin
"What is complained of proceeds
neither from indecision nor indo
lence. It is not a new nor an un
natural idea that a new formation of
parties is at hand. Blaine early set
out with it, and has proceeded confi
dently on that hypothesis. Few sa
gacious politicians will be found to
declare that they expect party lines
to hold as they have for more than
twenty 3ears. In the republican as
well as the democratic party warring
elements exist, and personal interest
has become distracting. It ia against
the lessons of history that the life of
the republican party should be much
longer protracted. Arthur holds
steady for the present to see how
these things develop. He evidently
is husbanding with extraordinary
prudence a heavy fund of resources,
to be used according to circumstanc
es. And this is all that his alleged
slowness amounts to."
Do you'mcaivto say that Arthur is
fully convinced there is going to be
a break-up, and that the next pres
ident will be elected on other than
an old-fashivned party struggle?
"Not convinced yet; nevertheless
he probably considers a break-up
possible, and means to have some
thing handsome in hand. You see
besides his Cabinet oflices, there are
tome of the bes foreign appoint
ments at his disposal, without doing
anything violent. A considerable
proportion of the local oflices are cor
respondingly held in abeyance. In
the South, where the change or
break-up is actually, in one sense,
in progress, the machinery moves
quite freely, and the appointments
are making on the plan of a break
up at ler.st so as to promote it ev
ery way possible."
Still, I ask, dees Arthur desire to
see a break-up, except in the South,
where the republicans are buried,
and any change would be advantag
eous? "Probably Arthur would not do
anything to produce the disruption of
the republican organization in the
North. I'laine a;:d, say what yu
tiill, he has :i powerful following
w hen it comes to practical work
does, and he is doing his utmost to
bring about the disorganization, the
demoralization rather, of parties ev
erywhere. It is no trifling matter.
Blaine's wish is to thrust in new is
sues, raise new questions, and create
confusion, in the belief that he will be
able to gather to himself most of the
fragments. Others besides Arthur
thinkthere is too much in this tend
ency to disregard it; anyway, like an
tasute player, Arthur docs ni t intend
to be without something ia his hands
should there bo any occasion for
There is a natural indisposition to
believe that a fusion of lilaine and
Bourbon democrats is more than a.
ridiculous piece of imagination.
What are the facts about it?
"Not all imagination. You know
it is a saying that nothing is so cer
tain as the unexpected. Go into
Georgia and the adjacent states, and
already you will find people talking
up Blaine and Brown. Brown is full
of it. Just here is a suggestion
which has not been lost on Arthur.
You will see here in Congress, and
nearly everywhere among the demo
cratic leaders, no special disposition
to antagonize Arthur. Probably no
president was ever stronger with the
opposition; and a condition of readi
ness, admitting of interesting proba
bilities, exists which 110 politician
How generally are these ideas of
Arthur's purposes shared by the stal
"When Garfield was nominated,
Conkling believed the time had come.
It took them all to bring Conkling
into line; had he not come, thcro
would have been no fight in the last
presidential canvass, except such as
Blaine and a few of them who had
been snowed under in Lainc and else
where could make. The canvass
would have resembled that of Pierce
and Scott, the latter standing for
Garfield. Garfield pleaded with Conk
ling's intimates to pursuade him to
save him. And how he made prom
ises of what he would do! Had he
possessed a kingdom, he would have
pledged it to be saved. Two things,
extraordinary and never to be for
gotton, are peculiar to that period.
I mean the way Grant bounded for
ward lor Garfield, and then Conk
ling's refusal, till Grant overcame
him. He declared he would have
nothing to do with the man.
simply because ho believed he was
'Blaine's shadow.' That was the
phrase he used. 'He will forsake you
as sure as you save him,' said Conk
ling. But Conkling yielded, end to
gether tiie stalwart chiefs saved Gar
field. Put he went back on them,
because, as Conkling said, he was
Blaine's shadow. This is a digres
sion, but not altogether aside from
the present subject the reorganiza
tion of parties. As I was saying,
Codkling believes there will be a
break-up. Grant is about the stiffest
party man there is.. He connects
his career with the republican party
and holds fast to it. Nevertheless
he is not olivious to the philosophy
of time and events. He will not ob
ject to a new deal, since it is Blaine
who proposes. Iigan lias some ad
vanced ideas. Like Blaine, he be
lieves in a new era, and is not avers
to it any time, nor disinclined to
believe it may come sooner than
some thimk. Some curious conpli
catiens as to this may be disclosed
before long. But for the present
Logan is not disposed lo pooh-pooh
the idea of a new deal. Albeit he is
not exactly en rapport with Arthur
in some important respects."
Whose influence dominates Arthur?
"Well, it would not be right to say
anyone's does; but Conkling' s coun
sel is soonest listened to. Between
the two friends there is an indissolu
ble bond. 'Go ahead and do as well
as you can,' said Conkling lo Arthur
a few days after Arthur had taken
the oath, 'lou have a hard task be
fore you. I know you wculd prefer
yourself back in quiet life, but there
is no escape. All the good I can do
you shall be rendered; but leave mo
out of your list entirely. I can take
nothing. L,et that be considered set
tled.' So it was, and has been ever
since. Conkling believes there is
going to be a change if not a break
up. You see some evidences of it in
New York even now. Iiight here in
Cougrc-ss evidence is not wanting
that what lias been predicted may
prove true. At present Arthur has
the republicans solid, but he has the
spoils; and let me remind you those
who would run away after thev ob
tain them, will not get them." To
make suae of this takes a good deal
of Arthur's time."
"I don't like that cat. It's got splin
ters in its feet!" was the excuse of a
four-year-old boy for throwing tho kit
How to Fight a Dc.
It is clear, from the description of the
"Struggle with a Mad Dog." contained
in your paper, that fighting a dog forms
no part of the training of tiie Metropoli
tan police, and as it is an important
branch of the art of self-defence, I sul
mit this for your information. The re
quisite weapon is a stout stick or trunch
eon, to be held by a hand at each end,
across the chest, close to the body. The
dog, on Hying at the neck, is to be re
ceived with the middle of the stick,
pushed with the greatest force and rap
idity across tho throat of t lie dog. The
pruie, being thus thrown back, is to be
struck on the nose; and should he re
new the attack (which is not likely) tho
dose must be repeated. Before bull
baitinir ceased in Kngland, a man of
prowes., who will long be remembered
in Wensl. ydale Qs "Deaf Jack," fought
for a wager, and thus conquered the
most savage bulldog in the district. The
dog came up a second time, but could
not be induced to attack again. The
stick was only two feet long. An illus
tration of the method will be found in
the tailpiece to "Bewick's Birds" (Han
cock's Kdition. 1.147), vol. I., p. I'J'J.
L'ci: ft. O. Wray, ia t. James (!a
Kesnml from Death.
In the following remarkable state
ment. William J. Coughlin of Somer
ville, Mass., says: "In the fall of 1870
I was taken with a violent bleed
ing: of the lungs followed by a se
vere cough. I was so weak at one
time that I could not leiive my bed.
In the summer of 1S77 I was admitted
to the City Hospital. While there the
doctors said I had a hole In my left
lung as big as a half dollar. I expend
ed over a hundred dollars in doctors
and medicines. I gave up hope, but si
friend told me of DIt. HALL'S BAL
SAM FOB THE LUNGS. I got a
bottle to satisfy him, when to my sur
prise and gratification, 1 commenced
to feel better, and to-day feel in better
spirits than I have the past three years.
I write-this hoping that every one
afflicted with Diseased Lungs will be
induced to take Dr. WM. HALL'S
BALSAM FOB TUB LUNGS and be
conviuced that CONSUMPTION
CAN BE CUBED. I can positively
say that it has done more good than
all the other medicines 1 have taken
during ray sickness." Sold by drug
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