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OKEGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1867.
Jl'T T 0 R J E Y AT LA W
Boal Estate Aflront. .
Omc one door West City Hotel, up stairs.
ZOOK k. SCOTT,
Hankers and Scalers in Exohango
OREO ON, MO.
Do a general banking business. Deposits
TceoUod. Collections made.
IRA O. BUSSIOK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
JQr. O. M. EDBON,
North Public Square,
jOR THE BEST AND
CALL AT DEMUTH'S
FOREST CITY, MO.
J0A fall supply always on band.
LAGER BEER BREWER,
FOREST CITY - -. - MISSOURI,
HAVING purchased tho interest of
Mr. Gusta Rocekir, will eoatinue business
at too old taud.
JAMES II. NIES.
DEALER IN STOVES,
AND KANUrAOTURER OP
TIH, COPPER, AND SHEET IRON WARE,
Northeast corner or l'ubllo square,
(-Old Copper, Brass, and Pewter taken 1
oxobango for Tinware
W. t. SICELMF. T. II. WEAKLEY.
w. r. anoEH-xjirir t oo
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
No. 10, Second Street,
5" 7. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
7AIBLSIQH & SEARGEANT,
NO. 6, FOURTH ST.,
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
Importers and Jobbers of
Ontlory, SHoli; and Horvj
II u v d -v nro,
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS, &o.
. IllBLliaU, JA9. W. 8BRQEANT,
Late T. Falrletgb 4 Co. Late with Sheldon
&Co., R. T. Recent
ly with Pratt & Fox,
48- ly St. Louis.
OOLWORTH & COLT,
And Dealers in
Paper Hangings, and Printer's Stook,
No. 12 Second street,
ST. JOSEPH, MO.
9Cash paid for Rags.
i HOUSE, SION, AND ORNAMENTAL :
1 Painter. j
Paper Hanger, and Drainer of Wood,
: Buggy Painting and trimming :
! noatly executed. :
: House Carpenter, Cabinet:
1 Window Shutters manufactured, Fur-:
2 nlture repaired.
: 85-ly FOREST CITY, MO. :
PEWS! PENS! PUNS!
Cheap! Cheapor! Cheapest I
EMPIRE, GOLDEN, AND
These celebrated Fens are of Genuine Ameri
can manufacture, comprising tbo principal ma
riettas in the market, equal in finish, elasticity
and fineness of polntgto the best imported Pens.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Samples furnished
on application FREE. Price per gross, post
paid, assorted, $1,00. X?Hbera, discount to the
trado. Several new styles just out. Send for
Prteo L(st. Address, .
N. Y, MANUFACTURING CO.,
it ni Park Row, N. Y.
I'ulll sell at cost all my new and second mini
Clocks, WatcAes, and Jetcolry. Repairing done
at low prices. WM. COTTEN.
J. MURPHY, Ac CO.,
BEADY MADE CLOTHING, and goods of tho
Latest Styles, always on hand. Suits
tnado on short notlco, and best stylo. Call nnd
see the Largest, Best, and most Comploto Stock
of Gentlemen's Furnishing Gooils, oxer offered
in this city. 37-ly
II. Gr. iiCIITJEXE,
AT HIS OLD STAND is constantly
Clroccries'ol' All Kinds.
Ho has added to his Block au assortment of
GLASS, SASH, AND PUTTY.
FLOUR, of tho best brands, and CORN
MEAL always on hands. Call aud examine
goods and compare prices.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Eastern and Custom Made Work, at
CASTLE AND LEIIME1VS
Drugs and Books,
Main stroet, North sldo of l'ubllo Square,
BOARD MAN, GRAY b CO.
The sabserlbcr, late a member of this well known
firm nas established a
783 Broadway, Now York City,
Where ho will bo pleased to rccelvo the orders
of his friends and the public, and especially to
hoar from those who havo so liberally bestowed
their patronage on the firm heretofore. He will
supply thceo superior instruments to tho traue
WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL,
At tHo very Lovcst Vx'loca,
Made with the Insulated Iron Rim and Frame
(cast in ono solid plate.) They excell all oth
ers in durability, superiority of tone and clc-
ganoe or external apperanco.
All these Pianos have ovorstrunc Scales, civ-
Ine in connection with the patent iron rim aud
frame, Full Hound Powtrful, and Stent Mellow
Tonet. The Cases aro elegant In appearance,
and easily and safely handlod.
"Warranted t provo satisfactory, or
Address all ordors to
783 Broadway, X. Y.
The subscriber Is fullv prepared to furnish
Sheet Muslo, String, Musical Instruments, and
Muslo Books of all kinds at the lowest trade
rates, from tho largest collodions In this coun
Orders punctually and faithfully attended to.
Address all orders to
SIBERIA' OTT, T83 Broadway, I, Y.
jf eli tfoimti) sentinel.
EDITED AND PUDLtSttKD BT
CHAS. W. BOWMAN.
o una ox, holt county, mo.
OFFICE "Sehtinbl Building," opposlto tho
Furnlturo storo of Walters & Ucrres.
One copy per year, $ 2 00
Two gontlcruen from Now York, ono
of whom hos beon in California nearly
ayoat, and tho other just arrived, wore
accidentally overheard in tho following
conversation at tho butter House, Sac
ramento. Tho now comer was lament
ing his condition, and especially two
bcautitui dauguters who were ust bud
ding into womanhood when ho naked
tho other if ho had n family.
"Yes sir, I have a wifo and six chil
uren in xsew xorK and X never saw
ono of them."
After this tho couple sat a fow mo
tncnts in silenco, and then tho intcrrog
ator again commonccd :
"Were you ever blind, sir 1"
Another lapso of timo.
"Did I understand you to say, sir,
that you had a wifo and six children
living in jnow ioik, and had never
seen ono of thorn ?"
"Yes, sir I so stated it."
Anothor and a lone pauso of silonce
Then tho interrogator again inquired :
"How can it be, sir, that you never
saw ono ot tuem
"Why," was tho resposo, "ono of
them was born after I loft."
"Oh ! ah !',' nnd a general laugh fol
After that the first New Yorker was
especially distinguished as tho man
who had six children and never saw ono
-- - .
Unfortunate Questions. "Can
you tell mo, sir," said a stranger, to a
gentleman in a ball-room, "who that
lady is near tho second window that
very vain looking lady ?"
"That is my Bister, Bir," replied tho
person uddresscd, with a formidable
"No, no, I don't mean her," said
tbo untortunato interrogator. "1 mean
that very ugly woman leaning against
"That, sir, is my wife."
"No, no," groaned tho miserable
stranger, tho perspiration starting from
every poro. "Good gracious ! I wish
I could mako you understand mo ! I
mean that blear-eyed object in tho pink
silk, the ono so very pluin. There, she
is looking at us."
"That, sir, said tho gentleman, with
tierce calmness, "is my eldest daugh
ter." Tho stranger darted from tho room,
and cleared tho premises, as though ho
bad been struck with a presentiment that
a powder magazine was going to ex
plodo in that apartment in less than
A clergyman going to a miBcrly old
lady to beg .for a worthy objoct found
himself refused on tho ground of pov
erty. Feigning himself much interest
ed in her story, ho expressed great sur
prise thereat, and said: "I had not
thought you wero in such want und
then taking out sotno money, he said,
"borofls something that will do for tho
present purposo ; when I como uguin I
will biing you moro." The old lady
was aj enraged tkat sho gave him a
good liund sum to show him that she
did no? mean a! was a pauper.
"Maum, mql go a fishing ?" said a
little flaxen-haiJlod urchin. "Yes, son-ny-but
don't gj near tho water. And
reni(mbW, if yiu'ro drowned, I shall
skin Jftu as suro as you'ro alivo !"
On leaving a concert recently, a young
lady express! her delight at tho excel
lent mueio,jnd said that sho was par
ticularly tytligNod with "that pieco
rrom tho TllolftaJMassachusotts" Mo
zart's TwoUih Mass.
The maw who roto to his love, "Am
I not fondlnthino own?" found her in
tho arms of rival ono night and con
cluded he wttn't.
A Quakjr'orontleman, riding in a
carriagoAjr f ashionablo lady, deck
ed with UkCfcusion of jowelry, hoard
her complEif of tho cold. Shivering in
her laco binnet and shawl as light as a
cobweb, sho oxclairaed : "What shall
I do to got warm " "I really don't
know," replied the Ijnakcr, solemnly,"
"unless thoe puts on anothor breast
Articles itos literary, scientific, toliti
OAl, AND OTHER TOPICS Or GENERAL INTEREST,
ARB SOLICITED l'OR THIS DEPARTMENT.
TIIK UMOX PACIFIC IlAII.UOAl)
A correspondent of tho N. Y. Even
ing l ost thus describes tho progress o
tuo union raciho llailroad :
WEST FROM OMAHA.
You get into tho cars at Omaha at
six in the evening. Thoro is nothing
in tho passongcrs to remind you of tho
extracrdinory naturo ot your trip, un
loss it is that almost every ono has
riflo, and that tho conversation smack
of buffalo, and tho miners, aud frontier
adventures. Comfortable sleeping cars
nro attiiched, and when you wako up in
tuo morning wo have pnssort i t. Kearn
oy and nro fairly ou tho plains. As fur
us you can see to tho right is ono bruad
unbroken expanse of plain. Ou tho
left is tho Plntto with its blufl'j, aud
hero and thoro a straggling willow or
cottonwood. liut wo have passed tho
region of timber, and shall soo no more
until we como to tho present end of tho
road boyond tbo Antelope, where on th
uiutis u tew eiuntod cedars and pines
wrestle with tuo winds lor their cxis
tonce. Tho "Plains," in the senso in
which tho word is generally used, means
all that immense tract of country which
is without timber or water. Sometimes
this is an immenso prairio, level as a
floor and covered with waving grass
somotimcs a placo hemmed in ou either
sido by barren bluffs. Rain seldom falls
here, and it Sb only available nricultu
rally for stock raising. After leaving
r ort ivearney no larms aro to be seen
but instead, now and then a scared ante
lopo starts up and makes off over tb
plain, and tho immense horns and the
bones of buffalo lying along the route
show where thoy havo been killed. At
r uri. ivuuruuy tuiir iMigusnnion came
aboard the train who had been out on a
T- ..i. T.- i T! t
fivo dav's hunt, and had killed fifty buf
falo. Tho tongues thoy cut out, and
tho carcttssos they left. Thoy did not
want tho meat, and they only killoi'
them for the sport of tho thing. It is
just this wanton waste of useful lifo thu
so curuges tho Indian, und excites an
angc: which is vented on tho first white
mon ho is strong enough io overcomo
THE TIE PLACERS.
First cornea the ongineors, who fix the
lino of ties, determining where they are
to go; next a set of skilful workmen
. 1 . 1 x . .a
who put uown a tow tics nt tho proper
level, enougn to ucterinmo the position
of tho rest of tho ties, and finally tho
great uouy ot tho layers, who ux tha re
maining ties on tho level of those n
ready down workmen follow, throwing
in dirt and ramming it down, and all is
then ready for tho track-layers. Those
are a gang of ten stalwart fellows, in
whoso work is tho great attraction
Taking an open truck of a cor, they
run it back to whero tho roils wero
dumped off of tho supply train, and load
it with rails and the proper number of
joints ami upiKes. iv coupie ot norses
- . i , . - i ,
aro then bitched to tho car and haul it
to tho end of tho track, whon thoy aro
unhitched and sent back tor another
load leaving in their placo a small but
intelligent horso that performs bis work
with groat steadiness and zeal
TUE RAIL LIFTERS.
The truck being ut tho ond of the
track and tho wheels blocked, at a word
from the lorcmaii livo men on cuch sid
deizo a rail and pull it over the front of
tho car to its full length. "Down,"
sings out the foroman, and down comes
two rails mto thoir proper places on tho
ties, in an instant tho man at tho tar
ther. end has applied a measure and ad
justed tho width, tho man next tho car
has whipped ouc tbo blocks, tho little
horso knows that now it is his turn and
strains and pulls, and tho car runs over
uiuu juius moro ul iuu union x ueuio
Railroad. "Whoa up!" tho horso
stops, tho wheels aro blocked, again
two moro rails aro solzcd. "Uown,"
cries tho foreman again, and down
comes nine yards moro. It is vory ex
citing to watch this work, but you can't
keep still. Every fifteon seconds tho
voico of tho foreman rings out sonorous
"Down," ond ovory fifteon seconds an
othor set of rails respond with heavy
clang. Occasionally a rail comes out
that is not perfectly straight. In this
case instead of putting it down, ono ond
is rested on tho truck, all tho mon
steady it, and a mighty Heroules, seiz
ing a tremendous sledgo hammer, deals
it such blows as soon reduco it to its
TUB RATE OF BUILDING.
Nine yards in fifteen seconds! Great
hoavons, What a paoe ! This is thirty-
six yards a' minuto ; nearly a milo and
a quarter an hour. At this rato, count
ing ton hours a day for work, and est!
mating tho distanco to Sacramonto at
ono thousand and six hundred miles, tho
work would bo dono in alittlo moro than
four months. But follow tho truck
along, and you will sco why it is that
this paco is not kept up, and why tiro
miles a day is about an avcrogo of tho
work. A truck carries thirty rails. It
exhausts its load then after dropping
hftccn sets of rails, and must go hack
for another. This is what takes timo,
for tho rails aro hoavy and slow to bo
loadod, and tho truck must bo run back
to tho point whero thoy wero unloaded
rrom tho supply train. As the track
advances, this point recedes, and the
truck must bo run further nnd further
back each time until a new load can bo
dumped off nearer.
This and many other difficulties ro
duco the track laying to an avcrago of
about two miles u day. In September,
owing to tho want of bolts aud spikes,
only ton miles of truck were laid. Tho
most constant forethought nnd tho
greatest onergy aro necessary to keep
alwaysjrcadv rails enough, and bolts
onough, and spikes enough, and tho
thousand and ono articles, tho want of
any ono of which would stop tho work.
And indeed, considering that the iron
conies from all over the country, much
of it from New England ; tint tho ties
aro brought from wherever they can be
got, many from Michigan, Minnesota,
nnd Wisconsin ; that everything must
bo transported by a singlo lino of track
to Uouncil IJluus, thence across tuo un
certain Missouri river in boats, and
again fivo hundred miles to their desti
nation, nnd that tho daily consumption
of mils alone for two miles progress is
two hundred tons, and of tics fivo thou-
and two hundred ond eighty, and of
every thing elso in proportion ; consid
enng all this, 1 say, tho wonder is not
that tho progress is not greater, but that
it is as great as it is.
But to resume : The track laving
lmvo described only leaves tho rails l
their places, resting tbero by their ow
light. Close behind tho truck from
which tho rails uro laid como two men
who placo at each minting of tho rail
clamp, and ut each sleeper two spikes
These clumps, culled tho fish clomps
consist of two pieces of strap iron, which
aro placed lengthwiso of the rail and in
tho hollow of it, and aro bolted together
by bolts passing through tuem ond hot
rails. Tbo rails uro thus securely fust
oned together'and form ono continuous
pieco of iron. Closo behind tho clamp
ers come tho spikcrs, who put in enough
spikes to hold tho rails in their position
until tho main body or spikors como up
when tbo exact width of tho rails is fix
ed, tho sleopcrs finally settled, and tho
ast spikes driven home and tho work
is dono. This is tho main work, but n
dozen branches of it aro going on al
at tho same timo. Fifty mule teams
are constantly hauling up sleepers, wa
tcr carts aro making constant trips to
supply tho wholo establishment with wa
ter. llndgo-men, threo or tour miles
nhoad, must pormit no dolay from
bridges, and the telegraph must bo tho
Jitliis Achates of tho railroad. Every
twenty miles a wator tank is to bo con
structed, and wood wherovor it can bo
got must bo cut up and hauled tor tho
A Warning to Rats. Tho proprie
tor ot tho Cincinnati liazctto.iur. btnith
nspirod to Congress, and was beaten by
his opponent, Gon. Carey, mainly thro'
tho efforts of tho Printors' Union of
Cincinnati, and tho Trades' Assembly
ho Printers and Trades' Assembly
roBo nbovo moro party questions anu
elected Gen. Carey to Congress upon
tho roal issuo tho rights ot tho work-
ingman. Tho reason why tho printors
woro onnoscd to Mr. Smith was because
i i V . -c it..
no nas uoen a persistent onuiny in iuu
Cincinnati Typographical Union, as
nirants for offico in tho gift of tho poo
plo would do well to boar in mind tho
csson administered by tho printers of
The following quaint idoa from a no-
gro proacher is worthy tho imagination
f Jeromy Taylor. wo never reaa a
happier illustration :
"Do wholo ob God's relation to us
am lik'o do wheel. Do Lord Jesus Christ
am do hub, do christians am de spokes,
and do tiro am do Graco ob God a bind
ing 'om all togother, nnd do nearer wo
get to de hub de nearer wo got to each
A XAVAL STORY.
Tho following story Is told by "Mark
Twain" of a gallant nayol officer :
Twenty or thirty years ogo, when
missionary onterpriso was in its infan
cy among tho Islands of tho South Soob,
Captain Summors nnchoredjhis sloop-of-war
off ono of tho Marquesas, I think
it was. Tho next morning ho saw an
American flag floating from tho beach,
Union down. This excited him fearful
ly, of courso, and ho sent off a boat at
onco to inquiro into tho matter. Pres
ently tho boat rotumcd, and brought a
gravo looking missionary. Tho Cap
tain's anxiety ran high, no said :
"What is tho troublo out thoro?
"Well, I am grieved to say, sir," soid
tho missionary, "that tho
been interrupting our sacrodotal exer
cises." "No ! their valler liiilno. Tll
what what was it vou soid thov'd hnnti
"it pains me, sir. to sov thnt thov
havo boon interrupting our sacrodotal
"Interrupting jour your ! Man
them starboard guns ! Stand by. now
to givo 'cm tho whtlo battory !"
'Tho nBtonishod clergyman hastened
to protest against such excessivoly rig
orous monsurcs, and finally succeeded
in making tho old tor understand that
tho natives had only beon breaking up
a prayer meeting.
"Oh, d 1 tako it, man, is that nil?
thought you moant that tho v had ston-
ped your grog !"
THE CASH SYSTEM IS A NUT
Wo givo tho following incident, which
recently camo to our knowledgo, bo
causo it so well illustrates tho position
taKcn in our last weok'a article on
"Cash versus Credit." Lost fall a
country merchant camo to a Chicago
jobber, paid up for a former bill, and
desired to buy more, but said he wanted
to buy on timo.
Jobber. "You know wo sell only for
cash. Why do you wish to buy on
Merchant. "Why, tho crops nro
short, the farmers have but little monoy,
my neighbors sell on credit, and I must.
If I do this, I must buy on time."
J. "Wo will soil you all tho goods
you can pay for, cash down, hue wo
cannot givo you a day's credit."
M. "What does all this mean ? Aro
you afraid to trust mo ?"
J. "Not ot all. It means that if wo
soil you on timo, you will credit out tho
goods to your customers. You will not
get your nay when you esnoct it. Wo
shall not got our pay when wo oxpoct
it, and there will bo ombarrasBmont aud
discomfort all around."
Tho merchant was at first disnosod to
bo angry, but took tho sonsiblo viow,
bought only what ho had the money in
his pocket to pay for, went back to his
storo and astonishod his customers by
poromptorily rofusing to let any goods
go out until thoy wero paid for. This
was Boon noised through tho town.
Thoso who had cash flocked to him to
buy, whilo thoso who must havo credit
bought of his neighbors. Every woek
ho sent in Email orders to tho iobbor ac
companied by tho cosh, kept snug, turn
ed over his monoy ofton, and did a good
business. Last spring ho visited Chi
cago and heartily thanked the jobbor
for so compelling him to ho a sensiblo
man. Chicago Journal.
"Madam," said a husband to his
young wifo, in a littlo altercation, which
will spring up in the best rogulated
families, "when a man and his wifo
havo quarreled, and each considers tho
other at fault, which of tho two ought
to advanco toward a reconciliation ?"
"Tho best naturcd and wisest of tho
two," said tho wifo, putting up her
mouth for a kiss, which was giyon with
an unction. Sho was tho conqueror.
A young lady recontly diod at Elgin,
11., and at hor funeral, whon her rela
tives and friends wero taking a last look
at tho loved face, a young man to whom
sho had been engaged, and who had
E resented hor with an ongagoment ring
ut a short time beforo her death, de
liberately bent over tho eorpso and in
tho prcsenco of all in tho church, re
moved tho ring from hor finger and
wnlkod off with it. Wo bolievothe dpth
of moanness could go no further.
A sensible man will bo romembcred
ong after tho buffoon who sots tho tablo
in a roar is forgotton.