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Nfrllshed every TOrs**, MULFORD4LONGLEY, OIBm over 8oott A VEST'S T-aeh Groeeqr. North of Court House. TKKMHI ORBCOPY, ONK YKAR ••MMMI (LLM 44 SIX Months .7FT 44 Three Month* 40 INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. Lodgai. every Krldajr wren ins at their Airnnr i/OtHJBj No. I. io.o.r.,»^j pry Friday wventnt At their Hall n ie City Hall Building C'e. ipton encampment No. i. o. o. p. Meeting* Sd and 4th Monday evenings of 3. R. PIGEL1JY, C. FT Ham'lmonth. Elsassbr.Scribe CEDAR LODO 15 No. 11. A. P. A A. M., Tip ton Iowa, holds r«gu larcomtn unlo»t Ion* »n Wednesday evenings. on or before fall moon. Visit Int brethren welcomed. W. H. Aide*.See J. W. KYNETT. W.M. SILOaM CHAPTER No. IS, meets every Wednesday night after full moon. W. H. ALDKN, H. P. S. V. LAUDT.See Exchange Office. s IGHT DRAFTS ON NEW YORK AND CHICAG I, for -«ny require.! amount nin "be proeured of the subecrlher. AI«o, RUN of Exchange t«i «Htl«h Sterling, on Eng land or Ireland. Certificates of Deposit and Bank Draft* on New Yoj-ll, Philadelphia, Boston orChloaici ushed-. Hii.l Government (Securities pur chatted. PAoxaco TloketH from Liverpool. London derry or OlawKow to New York, or Clarence, tarnished on moderate terms. »M. H. TUTHILL. Tipton. Iowa, Hept. lat. 1WV. Attorney*. J. P. FERGVIOHI, i TTORNEY AT I.AW. Real Estate and ,'\ tusTanee Agent. OJPri* at the Post-office. anil Clarence, Iowa L. B. TREADWGLL, VTTORVEY WOLF, L4!VDT A YATES, ATTORNEY* AT l,AW, TIITON, IOWA. Office In Relcliert'a new InilMIng, up atalra. Entrance through City Rail building. 46 H. 0. PlAlT, H. C. CARR. PIATT St CARR, TTORNEYH ATLAW. Collections mad» on reasonable terma. Abstract* of I .and Tit lea. 60 BIMRLL 8T4RRETT, ATTORNEY Justices. JOH* A. TUTHILL, IITHTICE OF THE PEACE, Notakt Prfc il mc Inn* ranee Agonf. and r(»iiv«yftn(,#t Office •Hh the Comity K^corderln the court Tlntanjow*.,f»n. nlvts. Physicians. CEO. 8. FOCIIT, 91. D., fjHYHICIAN AND srRGEoX, EXAMIWEK 1 of PeiiH.oners, Tipton, Iowa. Residence on the corner of Cedar ind sth ree's, diagonally oppoaite Re firmed Church. CIIAS. II. HI W, PHYHICIAN A BURGEON, gUnWOOd, Iowa Office In the City Drugstore. R. ENKI»N, HI. jRWfTMAN A Hl'RGF.ON, Tirrew.fewA. Having had thirty ye»ra experience E. hopes to give sniinfection all cases •ntrustcd to Ij!m carc. Oftlre, E two ktjiH'k* east ol Court *m|UhYhiinresident h. i«f C. L. lHAtlDEH*, 91. D., I)ITYS1 'I AN AND XCRGKON. has prao Mneti twenty-Ave years in tins vicinity. On! tie..!.ii, n ,i„| cin! imiaiii—i,t ilie pub lie conn den. *e 11!! Iiert o sli-.wi,. itfic,- in city Druir Ktore. HS HI., opposite Reformwl church, Tlf vgnnl Conveyancer. L. L. SWEET, NOTARY PUKLD 'oxvKYANcf?H, Attorney «t ijtw. Collecting and Life fti-nrance Asent. ittice ill his residenoe, corner of 4th ami I.ocust Kta., Tipton, Havlnx no liif'i rent to pay. his charge* reconarqui nily low, r,tf muit woi.r, toT\R^- lT'lil,t :..nd Icmtrance Dentist. r. n. «ti itnEVAvr, Htferenee—'The public generally. 7 DR. OARHRii* E N I S rilTV IIAI.L Building. 2d floor, Tipton, I I iWH. PfRK NlTKOI'S OXIPB (JAS «d rninlMierel (when deslredlfor the extraction 4 teeth without pain. Office hours, 8 to 12 ., and 1 to 5i P. M. SR STERMEHAW, DENTIST, Will visit Tipton every mouth, of which due notice will be given. Surveyor. F. A. KATES, IOUNTY SURVEYOR. All deairlna hU •ervioea will please addreaa him af (Otf Maaaillon, Cedar Co., Iowa. Auctioneer. OCTIONEER Will attend promptly twaellltig all kinds of property at Auc tion, In any nurt of Cedar county. A list of tils salea will always be found at the Tipton A nvBKTiriKH office, where those deeirlng hla tervleesean tlx the day for their sale Willi out aeeing lilin. 44 AS. L. ROWELL, JEWELER.Hllver Denier In Clicks. Watches, Jewelry, and Plated ware, Books and Stationery. Also News Depot. All the leniliug Magazines and Dailies kapt con stantly on baud. Mtore on Cedar street, one dooraoutli of ("Ity Mall,Tipton. Iowa. 12-tf BOARDING A FEW ARIERH can he Hccommodat t\ ed at W. W. 8TEHLINO rt, weat side Monument Snuare, Tlplon, Iowa. Sw40 HOTT STERLING, AUTIST. 81'KCIAI.WATTENTION VOL. 22: SNYDER, *.«. 8. P. For, Stc'y. given to llMlgn- lng Mid MaetWiing froni nature. RUIHIM \V.ARCRI,IJ«OH,WE»T*I4EMON ument Square. 4Sf B«i rd n( Houae. MRnishedRIDElt C. E. lius refilled and fur Ills hoUKe, east of the Court Nqimre, and Is imw prepared to accommo date boarders with good o» ... 'ommo' rooms and bwird Bank. CHA'S HAMMOND, •ANKER, Capital Stock, AT L\W, Tlpt.on.Iowa. OflVe over Shaw ItHRley'H store, next to (he pM)l office. Money to loan on farm prop erty. 18tf AT LAW and Notary Public. Oflloe over the Poet Office, Iflnl Tipton. low.*. J. I». WALKER, A TTORNEY AT LA W and Votary Publle, Wilton. Iowa. Will practice In all 'h« Ceurte of fil*r eounty. Particular at ten give tlon given to Probate business. v2l utf 4oHK M. NKtMAM, Kt'SHCt.ARK. lewa Tipton. *1. J. HADDOCK, City. JOH\ S. NEIMAM CLIRK &A||AI»OCK, A TTOHWFrS AWD COP NSKI.LOU8 AT t.\W Aaml (Solicitors In t'han«*«rv, will nraclice in 'darand J-ihiiHon counties,and In the Htnteand Federal Court*. S^spccta! Attention given to resl pmn«r tv law, the settlement of estates, coraoser clal law and collections. office over Roweli'a Jewelry "tore. C. ORCtTTT. REAL ESTATE and Brokerage Agent, Durant, Iowa. Attends persoaullv and promptly to ihe buying and sellinK of real estate on commission, renting homes and farms. Best references given. LIVERY SALE AND FEED STABLE. On North tide of Monument Square. COLLINS & SON. Proprietors. Horses, Carriages and Buggies to let on reasonable terms. Drivers furnished if de sired. Horses bought and sold, and boarded by the Jay or week. Satlalkettoa guaranteed. 41r 4 NEW LIVERY, FEED AND SUR STABLE IN TJI'TGN, BY m. GEO. S. FLEMING. At tin' tmru in ilic rear of the riemlng House, may l»- found a stock of line horses, bugxlei. Mini cnrriit^eK to let with or WiUiout a driver, mi the moot reasonable terms. n!6tf Bakery. JNO. R. FICELEY & CO., A K E S CONFECTIONERS. Bevmi op. ned an IMa Minh uient In Tipton, We Iti v11nil In nil upon me mid examine my ^t'x'U. where nia tie found Oraiigm. \uls, FIrm, KhIsIiin, PRACTICAL DENTIST, Clarence, Iowa, ofllee over Cltv 1'ri'x store. All work war ranted. «r Tipt««,iopm, Will do a General Banking and Exchange Business. Speclalattentlon given to collections. 441 FARMRS' and CITIZENS' Wilton, lews. FRANK BACON, PrtsMairtT I. 0. WALKER. VIM PreaMwrt. I.E.MVERt,Catklar. DIRKCTOH8. Ham'l Wlldaaln, J. H. Ping re#, C. K. Wltham, A. D. Crooks" R. A. Mcli.tyre, L. Cotton, L. L. Inne. Frederick HlnkhaoSa John Wiley, J. O. Lyford, Krauk Buiterfleld. so.ooo. EXCHANGE bought and sold on the most favorable terms. COLLECTION* made on all accessible points, and Drafts drawn on all the princi pal cities and towns In the United States. GOLD AND HILVKR bought and sold. Highest market price p«ld lor Gold Coupons. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Especial atten tion given to the purchase and sale of Gov ernment Bonds. We make ourowi drafts on foreign coun tries. •Q^Deposltx and General Banking busi ness respectfully solicited. To our custom ers we plenge Ihe most liberal treatment. 9 Hotels. FLEMING HOUSE. North of the Court Square, TIPTON. IOWA. POPULAR HOTEL, ipHIS enlarged and thoroughly refitted and re-furnished, offers the hem of accommoda tions to boarders and the traveling public. Money or p«Ins will not be spared to make the entertainment at this house flrst claaa. Qood Stabling on the Premises. All persons desiring conveyance to la venport, Wilton or tan wood, can procure seats In the Hacks by leaving their names at the Fleming House. MKH. c. FLEMING,Proprietress. J.T. Taylor.Clerk. 2»m« POST HOUSE. IY E. E. POST. CLARENCE, IOWA. A new Hotel throughout, convenient to toe depot,and kept with the utmost regard te the comfort, convenience and satisfaction of customers. vl7nl2 PALMER HOUSE MRS. MARY PALMER. Proprietress. Boarders and the Traveling Publie find everything for thelrcomfortat this House. Good meals, comfortable rooms and beds. One block east of north side Monument Square, Tipton, Iowa. Good Stabling uttached. 4tf Livery. Oyatera, Clicars. I'Hiiry *ro- cvrlea, €recn, Orifd and Canned Frulia, Ire Cream, Lemonade, and all kind* of good things. Fresh Bread, Rolls, Cakes and Pies always on hand. Partlri Supplied with all kinds of Cakes and ream on hhort Notice. WE SOLICIT IHE PATRONAGE OF THE PUSLIC. J. R. PIGELEY CO. YOU CAN GET A Good Spare leal FOR 25 CENTS, AT E. Winchell's Restaurant Candies. Nuts, Fruits, Pies, Cakes,Oysters and all delicacies usually found In flrst class Restaurants kept on hand at all timea. Prices Very L«w. Come Meat Markets MEAT MARKET! KEPT BY WILLIAM BAOLEY, St the OLD PORTER STAND. TIPTON. Miscellaneous. Bl'CKKYK Shaving & Ha i cutting SALOON. OCOKWAY wlshrx to inform the el tlMKS of Tipton and vicinity that he haa opened a shop opposite the City Hotel where he will be found always on haad, and will try to please all who will give him a call. Ladles hair cut or sham pooed at shop or residence.—Long hair pnr ehaaed and made up to order Into switches, curls or waterfalls. nS IN OMAN, S I N A N N E AND Decorative Painter. GILDING, Graining and Paper Hanging Done In the best style of the art. All work entrusted to me will be done promptly and satisfactorily. I MEAN BUSINESS. RESTAURANT and Lunch Rooms. The undersigned keeps the largest and choicest assort ment of everything to be found at a flrst elass Restaurant & Confectionery and has also fitted up a neat and eapaoious DINING ROOM where MEALS ARE SERVED AT ALL HOURS upon reasonable terms. 63tf J. D. WHEELER. Laud and Loan AGENCY, and Abstract Offici. Titles Examined on Short Notice, sld Moaejr to Loan on Resl Kstate Hernrity. Met la Basenest Cosrt Hoase. 44 In. Tipton, Iowa. 3MI NDERTAKING 0 WM. IK. KNOTT, BT H. B. BROWN, Special attention given. A fall Una of Black Walnut and Rosewood painted Ctofflns on hand. Prices reasonable. Prompt attention given with Hearse wbea •quired. Come and see my stock. Sly NEW MEAT MARKET. U A VINO opened a Meat Market In my I bulldiag, north of the Court Square, title public is informed that no pains will be spar,td to keep constantly on hand the choicest i i E A of nil kinds. My atop will beNEATNHP ami ACCOMMODATION. «tf B. LAN US. I Y O I EESTAUEAHT. HAVING JUST OPENED A NEW RESTAURANT* 1 am prepared to furnish Warm Meale at all hours. •eula Famished for Morning Train* by Leaving Orders. Chickens. Oysters Ham and Eggs. Pigs Feet, and all other delicacies constantly on hand. Meals, 39 e.| Day Beard,»»e.|Week,S3.M Imp Nstirdsr After**, IS Ota. QBO. OOMWAY, |H|« fppatta CHjr SOM. Wood wanted In exchange for SEWING JIM IIIVF It rT Is so cheap that every family can soon possess this great labor-saving maclilne is a durable nnd cany running machine. Heldoin gets out of order. Old machines ot every kind taken In exciiuuge lor the latent Improved Hlnger, at big prices. LAKY TKKMN.—tiy the simple payment ri 110down, and |5 per month thereafter, with, out Interest,every family may procure the oesi Hewing Machine In the market. Ma chines always given on trial before purchas ing^ desired GE WE n C. A. ROCKWELL. Aftent for Vdur County «3.s.HfMSSENCE',OWA Local Agent, Tigton. low*. IrS NIAGARA Fir# Insurance Co. OF NEW YORK. Cash Assets, $1,500,000 Losses paid over, 4,000,000 A. P. Fleming, Agt. HEPNEli & PILCHER Have opened a shop for the manufacture of the Spi Bel Bottoa. The moat CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE and DURABLE Spring Bed In the market. Also manufac ture C. rOlLKfcti CABINET BEEHIVE, Warranted to protect bees against moth. Furniture Repaired, Chairs Recaned, Job Work Of all klnda with neatness and dispatch. Come friends and neighbors, one and alt, As you pass by give us a call Take a bed two weeks and try it, And it it suits come back and buy it. You will And us in the building known as the eld Bagley wagon shop, Tipton, Iowa. HKPNEBA PILCHER. O V I N ANT ONK WISHING II riLDINGS Moved 6 Raised, or other heavy wdl k of this character, should apply to P. CARLIN, tu4ON, who la tally prepared to do such work Qulekly, safely aud cheaply. 8MT TOWJT Farm Property FOR SALE. We have for sale on reasouablc terma a •umber of town lots and dwelling houses in the town of Tipton, jllso seyeral improved farms and tracts of timber land in Cedar county, and a lei of «.-estcrn land for sala er«Keban(*, Wfur, 14*®* tmm* TIPTON, 10"WA, DECEMBER 9, THE LOST BABIES Ooate, my wife, pnt down the Bible, Lay your glasse* o» the book, Both of us are bent and aged— Backward, mother, let us look. There is still the same old homestead Where 1 brought you long ago, When the hair was bright with sunshina That U now like winter's SSe*. Let us talk about the bablea As we (it here all alone, Such a merry troop of youngsters How we lost them one by one. Jack, the flrst of all the party, Came to me one winter's night. Jack, you said, should be a parson, Long before he saw the light. Do you see that great cathedral, Filled the transept and the nave, Hear the organ grandly pealing, Watch the silken hanging* wave See the priest In robes of ofllee, With the altar at his back— Wonld you think that gifted preach* Could be our own little Jack Then a girl with early tressea. Used to climb upon my knee, Like a little fairy princras Ruling at the age of three. With the years there came a wedding How your fond heart swelled with pride When the lord of all the country Chose your baby for his bride 1 Watch that stately carriage coming, And the form reclining there— Woald you think that brilliant lady Could be your own little Clare Then the last, a blued oyed youngster— I can hear him prattling now Such a strong and sturdy fellow, With his broad and honest brow, How he used to love his mother! Ah! I lee your trembling Up! He Is far off on tbe water. Captain of a royal ahip. See the bronte up«n his forehead, Hear the voice tf stern command That the boy who clung so fondly To hit mother's trembling hand Ah I my wife, we've lost the babies, Ours io long and ours alone What are we to these great people, Stately men and women grawp Seldom do we even sec them Yes, a bitter tear-drop starts, As we sit here in tbe fire light, Lonely hearth, and lonely hearts. All their lives are full without us They'll stop long enough one day Jnst to lay us In the church yard, Then they'll eat go on their way. OVB NEW YORK I.F.TTEB. The Death of Vice-Preside*! Wilson—of William B. Aster— Mood}' a«d «ankry Again— "••a Per CoC'-toscerslsf Bailors—-A Word on Thanks* New York, Nov. 30th, 1875. TlfS DEATH OF VirK-PBKSIDEXT WIL SON. Th# flags all or«r the city are still flying at half-mast for the death of Vioe-President Wilson, and event which causes siifcere and universal sorrow. His simple manliness of character, his unaffected patriotism and unquestioned honesty have year by year won for him among all classes a regard, which death easily exalts into a tender memory. Like the late President Liucolu he sprang from the very dregs of the people, and yet attained to the second honors of the Republif, ss the othor did to the first. The career of both admirably illustrates the free genius of our in stitutions, and the absence of those barrieis of caste and privileges which block the way in les* favored lands. \VII.I.IAM B. AKTOIt's PKATII. Naked out of the world, naked and poor as he came into it, goes this week the wealthiest ininoo iliis Con tinent, Mr. William B. As'or, only surviving son of John Jacob Astor. He lesves property, mostly real es tate, estimated at the lowest lo be 1100,000,000, gtul probably these fig ures are a good deal too small, big as ihey are. lie was born in this city, in 1792 and was therefore 83 years old. His father died in 1848 at the same ripe agf, leaving a for tune of over ji'-iO,000.000, more tlian hull' of which fell to William B. whose portion, increased by a legacy from his imcle Henry, has steadily grown to this enormous turn. He owned more than 2.500 houses and lots, many of the houses being among the finest in the city. It ha? been a rule with the Astor family from the beginning never to sell ativ real es tate, but to buy, which lhey have •done with rare sagacity and good judgment ever i-ince old Jnhr. Jacob .got a good start in life. While Will iam B. may not have had so original it genius for money making as his father, he was certainly in all other respects his superior. He possessed ao excellent judgment and great aptitude for business affairs, and man aged his vast concerns with wonder ful intelligence and order. He wai one of the bett landlords in the city, strict, to be sure, and exacting his own, but taking excellent care of ten ements, holding them at a fair rent, and so just and reasonable that peo ple alwaya liked to get into his houses and he took care to make it for the interest of good tenants to stay. He nearly doubled the old man's bequest for founding the Astor library indeed, it is said that he in spired the idea of it in his father's mind, for it is not generally known that he was a ripe scholar and found his chief enjoyment in the society of his books. His life was quite une ventful, he lived much more simply and unostentsniously thsn hundreds in this city do who are bothered to make both ends meet, and worked more hours a day than most men who merely get a living from hand to mouth. So that in life he had no more enjoyment of his wealth than we all may have and, perhaps, do have out of our amall incomes, and all of his millions could not buy him one hour's respite of the stroke of death. "How much did leave?" ask ed one friend of another, when a rich man of their acquaintance died. "He left all he had," was the wise reply. Fortun?, indeed, and blessed are they who leave more than material wealth, houses and lands, and silver and gold who leave names which pass alonj down the ages in the kindly speec of the lowly and miserable, lifted up, comforted by their thoughtful and tender benefactions. MOODY AND RASKET AGAIN. Moody and Sankev, those mighty captains of the church militant, have abandoned the siege of the fortress of sin over in wicked Brooklyn, and rryr*' with all their unptdimmta, have sat them down before the eaaier walla of the Quaker city. What ef fect their holy artillery wrought in Brooklyn is not easy to discover. There was a large attendance upon them, many profeasedly inquirers, and all that, but little is known of the number of conversions, and in so short a time, nothing of what change has really been wrought in the lives of the new professors. It is, said iu Brooklyn, that their efforts are but the beginning of a series of such, and that during the winter marvelous do ings may be looked for in the church es. Let us hope so, and bid God speed to all efforts by whomever made to lead the race to better liv ing. It might be said here thst Rev. Dr. Storrs, who has been greatly tempted by offers from a rich church in New lork, has finally decided to remain with the Church of the Pil grims in Brooklyn, whose pulpit he has filled now for thirty years, sus. rE« COL. It has been said that the worse use to put a man to is to hang him but that can't possibly be true in this city. It now and then happens that a criminal is promptly hunted down, fairly and promptly tried, and if his offense is a capital one, promptly *tis. per cot. And he was never worth so much in his life as in his death, for he dangles from the gibbet, a terror to his kind, and life is safe, for a good while after. It is not a pleasant thought that a man may meet ott the streets of New York in an evening's promenade a hundred men, who, if they had a good chance, would cut his throat for two dollars and a half, or some such matter but it is true, nevertheless, and nothing keeps their hands down but the shadow of the ga'lows tree—a bonny tree for this locality. Now, here is a substantial fact: up to the time of the swift con viction and sentence of Mr. Noe, a month ago, crime was on the advance n this city. Since, it has fallen off, as it that righteous death sentence had palsied the hand of violence. I propose, in future letters, to give some account of the dangerous class es of this city, their wayi of acting and living, including some curious facts, the result of my own observa tions. It seems a queer sort of thing that a man should carry on burglary as a trade during a long life and die at last peacefully in his bed, smd yet scores of rascals do it, and many of thetn are well-known to the authori ies, and are on good enough terms with the detectives, and have a sort of social status of their own, in which they rank as a sort of heroes and good fellows. SAILORS AF1.0AT AND ASHORE. "There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." So runs the stout old English sea song of Thomas Dibden, but surely that attitudinous watcher is sadly remiss of his duties, for the records Bhow that 1,500 aailora annually lose their lives by falling from masts and spars of ships at sea. Think we well housed landsmen, of going alol't in darkness of a winter storm far out at iea, up sluouds, and along rigging and spars slippery with ice, when to miss a grasp of a frozen rope, or a a false step, is certain death. Very few petsons know much or care much bout the sailor. His life is the life of a dog no slave was evor the vic tim of such wrong as he endures. His life lies so apart from that of or dinary humanity, ilmt the advance of :ivilization hardlv includes him he is left in a condition of barbarism. Let me try to convey to your readers, some no'ion of the way he is treated in this city, one of the great seaports of the wotld, it being the same every where. Imagine a sailor just landed from a voyage. Suppose hitn to have been a tailor for twenty-five veos, and to be forty years ol.l. He has go' his wages in his pocket, he knows no such word as home or family, he has not a friend in the world, the strict discipline and narrow life on ship, have so degraded and imbruted him that he has almost lost the gilt of speech, and onlv retains k few terms of the sea. He has only one notion of enjoyment, and that is of the lowest forms of animalism. The land shark* are waiting for liitn, and although he has been devoured bv them a thousand timea in all the ports of the world, he rushes into their jaws acain. He is led unres^t inglv into one of the many vile dens in Water on a sitndar street, plied with poison id liquor until lie is out of his mind handed over to a wretched female compauion, whose business it is to see that he does not leave the premises, nor is allowed to get sober. Then, when his money is all fcpent— and it takes only a few days to do it —and a bill run up equal to his ad vance wages, the proprietor of the devil's hole where he ia wallowing ships him through an agent on any vessel about to sail—for vessels are always short of men, and all sorts of infamous tricks are put into use to get them—and Jack comes to his senses some morning to find himself in the forecastle of an outward bound ahip, which is being towed down the bay, and out through the narrows where she is oast off by the tug-boat, and must hoist sail and away. He has no knowledge of how he got there. He was dragged on board drunk. He was drunk when he sign ad his name, or made his mark, to the ship's papers drunk when he signed an order for his landlord to obtain his advance pay, and is now slowly and stupidly coming to con sciousness. The first mate now en ters the forecastle. He is armed with brass knuckles or a marlin-spike The second mate is with him, also armed, and so is the steward and per haps the captain. Then ensues a scene the like of which is hardly seen now that the horrors of the slave ship has been abolished by indignant Christendom. These poor drunken sailors, stupified, and helpless from their long debauch, are driven aloft with horrible curses and blows, and actually compelled to do their duty by main force. The voyage made, they leave the •hip to go through the same exper ience again, and over and over, until •wallowed up by the aea. This is no fancy sketch or exceptional case this is the life the sailor is used to indeed he knows no other, snd, apparently desires no other. Once in s while some horrible case of brutality on the part of a sea-captain gets into the cottrts and the newspapers, but it is eolj cues in a while, for no sailor 1875, would think of taking exception to the treatment I have described it ia no more than the custom of the tea. Let your son ateal hoga, deal at taro, or drive horaea on tbe tow path of the Erie eanal, and do you inflict on him anything short of murder to keep him from going to sea. THANKSGIVING DAT was quite universally kept, and its observance grows more and more in this city. The weather was delight ful. PlKTRO. The National Grange. The Louisville Courier-Journal of the 19th, contain* a report of the Na tional Grange, from which we preaent the following report of the executive committee: At the last meeting of the National Grange a resolution was sdopted donating a certain sum from its treas ury as a loan to the State Granges. To facilitate the execution of this resolution, your committee issued to the Masters and Executive Commit tees of the State Granges a circular stating the conditiona of the loan, and the forms to be observed before re ceiving it. The following States have applied for and received the amounts severally annexed ArkanwaN $1,417 ryi MUsonrl $5,037 5" Colorado Hi..'*' North Carolina 1,JIM) OH Oeoriila 1,710.00 South Carolina SO Illinois X.ftttso Wisconsin. 1.27260 Iowa S,007.5n Kansas .I.WT.jo Total »'23,SOO.Ofl Your committee in the exercise of conferred discretionary powers, au thorized the following donations, and after having duly considered the ap peala for the same, placed the follow ing amounts at the disposal of the Masters of the respective State Granges: Tennessee, 11,000 Mis souri, $3,000 Arkansas, (500 Colo rado, $500, and Iowa, $1,068.47. The committee recommend the selection of Louisville as tbe head quarters of the National Grange, and the recommendation was, on ballot, concurred in. The Dominion Grange has con tinued to increase in numbers and in fluence until it contains within its jurisdiction '^50 subordinate granges. The time has arrived when the Na tional Grange is called upon to es tablish some general principles iu reference to granges in foreign coun tries, and your committee would re spectfully recommend that a standing committee oil Foreign Relations be appointed to take the subject matter under consideration, The following is the Secretary's report: During the past three years we have supplied 22,C30 granges with thrir outfits, and issued a large amount of extra materials, such as •ong books, manuals, tracts, etc. In the history of organization our Order is the greatest achievtnent of modern times. The Masonic Order, consisting of bine lodges, chapters, commanderies, and other branches of its organization, numbers twelve thousand nine hundred and thirty UkI)^c on ike entir« globe. The Odd Fellows number seven thousand and fifty-one lodges, one imminent-, etc giving a total of nineteen thousand nine hundred and eightv-one in the whole world, and those Orders are from thirty to one hundred rears old while at the outside we ftave but eight years' growth, and have issued twen»y-four thousand two hundred and ninety charters, confined to the lited States alone. It is quite reasonable to suppose that nia iv of the Granges organized under the cxeitenvnr of last year should weak, but our records at at this da'e show only 5»6 that have been consolidated, suspended, or had their charters rev-iked since the fiist introduction of the order. State Secretaries hi« year report a paying.membership of ?02,*-f63, while the increase of new gtangen fir the pust month has been 9v. The total amount of mo ieys re ceived in the Secretary's office and deposited in the fiscal agencics dur ing the pust, three years is, in round numbers, about f'$.r»0,000, exceeding the united laid up capital of all tbe purely agricultural societies in tbe I'nited States for the past fifty years, or, iu lact since they first had an ex istence. We have on our books 1,247 Dep utes appointed by the State Masters the present ye.«r. There have been during the past three years 3,1T5 Deputies supplied with manuals aud other documents, leaving in m-iBt of the States enough to supply all the Deputies that may herealter be ap pointed, as well as all new granges that may be organized. Frozen Almost to Pea 111. A very pitiful case of freezing oc curred on the farm of John Hersch mann, some twenty-sii miles west of this city, near Moscow, last Sunday night. Monday morning Mr. II. went to his straw stack to cut some feed, and soon discovered a man's legs pro jecting from a hole near the bottom of the stack—and he pulled the ap parently lifeless form of a man from tbe opening. He then carried the stranger to his bouse, where restora tives and warmth soon brought the man to consciousness. Doctor Bax ter, of Wilton, was summoned and he found the man's legs frozen hard from the knees down, though the cold had done no harm to the upper portion of his body. Amputation of both legs was decided upon as a necessity for the preservation of the man's life. He told the doctor that his name was Patrick Sullivan, that he left Wilton for Moscow Saturday evening on foot, took sick on the way and crawled in to an opening in the straw stack to reat. Being too unwell to move he lay there until discovered, Monday morning, his legs exposed to tbe keen blasts and bitter cold of Sunday and the night following. The Muscatine Journal says that Sullivan had been working for some time on a farm in Sweetland township, and was tramp ing from place Jto place in search of an only Bister, who he had heard lives somewhere in Iowa, and whom he had not seen since the war. He is about thirty-five years old and an Irishman —Davenport Gazette 20. A young American girl, who is six feet in height, went to get the pope's blessing, and obtained it. Aa she aroae from her knees Pope Pius be gan to smile at her height, snd bsde her kneel again. "Misa," he ssid, "I shall have to give you s blessing and a half." As she arose again the pope went on smiling st his joke. 1STO. 4=9. Tin ***«wWeyeV Hawkejre terns. Hog cholera ia prevalent in the vicinity of Sioux City and the book agents and three horse clevis men are rspidly flying from the contagion. Marshalltown has juat completed a $100,000 brewery and is in hops that it will be able to do enough bruin to bear the beer market next summer. A Connecticut sewing machine agent went up into Winnebago coun ty, last Monday, and bv Tuesday morning the county was depopulated, and all the inhabitants were flying into the dcp'hs of the Nebraska wil derness. Mr. Armstrong, of La Porte Citv, tried to pull a cog oat of a wheel in a horse power one day last week, wbile the machine was in motion. He didn't get the cog ou?, but he got his finger out all right, all except the first two joints of the knuckle. Sarilda Atterberrv, of Carroll, at tempted suicide the other day, by devouring a hand full of arsenic, but they got at her aud pumped her out, and she is now ready for another doae. Disappointment in love is as signed fur her motive, but it is quite likely that she was tired of carrying such a name around with her. Mias Emma Abbott, the famous Iowa vocalist, ia claimed as a resident of Council Bluffs. We are bet'sr pleased to know that thia gifted young ladv has a home than if some body had died and left us some clothes and photographs. Homer, dead, was never claimed by half ao many towns as now apeak of Miss Abbott as "of this city.'' The editor of the Perry Chief juat hates these new postal cards, because every one of them he receives haa "please temit" written on it. He ought to stand in with the postmas ter and have a new kind adopted that will bear the entrancing legend, '•enclosed please find," and then make it Perrylous for any of his cor respondents who use the other kind. Liberty township, Lucas county, is an afflicted community. First the Democrats carried the elect ion, the i a lynx began chasing the children on their wnv to and from the school, and o-ily day before yesterday a farmer ploughed up thirty-nine snakes and eight seorpions in one of his fields. Tbe supposition is that some Du buque man stopped in that field and emptied his boots, while out hunting Mr. Fox, an eminent local geolo gist, has discovered a neat of aalt springs in Appanoose county, which, at a depth ot seven hundred feet, center in an immense basin of fine table Bait, done up in twenty-five cent sacks, nicely pulverized and ready for ^e table. We don't want any stock in the springs until they Strike the salt in nice cut glass dividual salts, in assortments for families of any size. The inhabitants in Shelby county are living in deadly terror of a fero cious tiger that roams the woods of that arrondisement, seeking whom it nrty devour somebody up. We have a furious tiger here in Burlington but it do sn't bite ioiybo'ly unless pom bu. k-i a^iinst it, ami then, wl-en the last i-h'*ek is raked in and th- tie tier won't sell any '"strips," it Intet'i like a serpent an I stiugclh like an adder. Fearful bo«st when it ge's the bulge on you. Jam s ('lurk, a promising voutig man of Keokuk, while engaged in a quiet little game (*drah poquier, yesterday, was foolish enough place his little all in the pot jut-t be oau«e he held four kings. Mr. Clark is in bankruptcy now, but the next time lie draws to three inonarchs his coin-noil poker s»'tise will teaeli him there w a g'-ntenian who is calm! holding i i his reliant hand, four "ones.'' Human nature, my children, or even the weather, isn't half so un certain as a promising hand in draw. Wriiy Khe Went Down Stalra. "Gentlemen, of the jury," he said, yesterday, '"it has been asked by the opposing couneel why my client went down siai-s. That the blush of shame did u.it mantle the cheek of mv learned friend while putting such an inquiry argues a heart whose sen sibilities are wholly deadened. The astonishment which is depicted up on vour countenances, gentlemen, is sufficient to assure me that you ap preciate the postion in which thia in jured wile and delicate woman was placed. (The i. w. a. d. w. weighed 170 at least, and nad a very red fsce of uneven surfaee.) Why did she go down stair?, gentlemen? The ques tion has been usked, and I answer Turn your gaze upon this beast this monster in the semblance of a man this demon in human form this devil who insults God's image! Let him speak! (The beast, etc., evinced signs of rising wrath.) Take hi sworn testimony. Here is the ques tion: 'Why did Mrs. Bulgrady go down stairs?' Answer—'I h'iated her.' "Gentlemen of the jury, he h'isted her! Great heavens! he h'isted her! He, the brute, once, perhaps, a msn, raised his foot and applied it to the form of her who at the holy altar, he hatl sworn to love and cherish. She, a blushing bride, standing before the man of God, breathing timidly the vow which bound her forever to gruddery. Then a happy mother, holding to her breast the pledges of love which heaven had granted. And yet he h'isted her! Not only did he h'ist her, gentlemen of the jury, but it is in evidence that he took a flat-iron from her hand, and accompanied the kick with a blow from that useful domestic utensil And yet the learned gentleman has the audacity to ask why Mrs. Bui gruddery went down stairs." At this point the excited aitorney g.*ve a wild laugh and was ordered to sit down. Bulgruddery was con victed.— Virginia. (Xev.,) Chronicle. A patent was allowed November 11th to Andrew Failor, of Newton, Iowa, for a Fence Post made of sheet metal. It is doubled to present a form in its cross section, and has a pointed butt with radial flanges, ao that it can be readily driven into the ground. The flanges will resist pres sure from all directions and keep tbe post perpendicular and firm and ia specially adapted for barbed wire fence. MU1N FACTS. Parisian ladies are said to "look like pencils covered with raiment." The onlr thing children can't see partiality in ia who ga«a the biggest end of the bootjack when the old lady gets msd. An Iodisna man picked up a wild eat in his barn in plsoe of sa Afghau. He detected the difference in tbe millionth part of a second. An old lady in Detroit, bearing that American Girl was dead, re marked "I've allua aaid that tigbt lacing would lay 'em out aooie day." Some papers sre always talking of their independence and sneering at "organs." Isn't it better to be sn organ than a lyre?—Alta California. We shall never smile agfcin until we exchange photogra^is with the young man ihat put shoemaker's wax on the benches of the front portico of this office.—Eaiton Fret Prett. A Detroit woman who was turned out of ber house for non-payment of rent, went out in good style, putting on silks and jewelry, and having her hair frizzed in extra atyle lor the oc casion. A down-county fanner who put in a half acre with turnips fast summer, •ays they didn't bring him a cent. He ahould try onions next time. They always bring a scent.—N^orrit totrn Herald. Why was the cleansing of the Augean atablea like a piece of ancient Mexican pottery ware? Because it was an Aztec kind of a job. (Voice of the speaker choked with emotion.) This is the way the newspapers talk iu Louisiana: "If that convict ed thief and robber, Jim Walker, wants any fuss with us he can have steel or buckabot in unlimited quan tities by poking his nose around our corner.'' A New York merchant has been detected measuring thirty-four inchea to the yard. Two inches is nothing on a towel, but it tells heavily on a woolen shirt when the thermometer drops down.— Detroit Frte Prtt*. A ladv put her watch under her pillow the other night, but couldn't keep it there becausc it disturbed her sleep. And there all the time, was her bed-tioking right underneath her, and she never thought of that AS all. St. Ixiuis Republican: ft was a diplomatic husband who protested to his wife, "My dear, if it doesn't make any difference to you, don't a:»y 'brute!'and'dolt!' Use terms mild er, if not less incisive. If I must have curtain lectures, let them be at least damask curtain ones." "I say, Sambo, where did you git de shirt studs!'" "In tie shop, to be sure." "Yah, you just told me you hadn't no money." "Dat's right." "How did you git 'em den?'' "Well, 1 saw on a card in de window, 'collar stud,' so 1 went in and collared 'em." Ohio Valley .Yews. The Yonkers Gazette Wisely re marks "When you see a young matried man contemplating baby car riages, with a calm and thoughtful eye, you may reasonably infer that his matrimonial sky is bright, serene, and a little sonny." But "you had daughter" not to be too sure of that. —Arorri*toiri) Herald. The Shelbyville (Ky.) Republican says that the worst case of selfishness that it has been permitted to present to the tbe public, emanated from a youth who complained because his mother put a bigger mustard on his younger brother than she did on him, after they had lieen eating melons and hard apples. "Is this the doctor's office?" in quired a man who popped his head insi le the K-itictum do .r. "No. sir— the next flight of stairs." "Well 1 am o tired to go any t'urlher," .ssid h-- sidly "but it you see the doctor any time this ai ming, 1 wish you would tell hitn that my stepm ther is dying and we'd like to have him '-all iu if he gets time."—Norwich B'd* letin. P.-sttnas-er Parke lntely received a let-er addre«sed to the handsomest girl iu Whitehall. It was whispered about one evening, when the next day his office wis besieged by pre'iy gitls, all inquiring for the letter. He has since received a letter address'd to the homliest girl in Whiiehal', which has been sent to the dead let ter office.— Whitehall Twines. He didn't look like a beggar, but he had his plans all laid before he struck Yicksburg, aud he cleared a hundred dollars here in two days, lie didn't go around whining, "Please sir, for the love of God." as most of thciu do, but he walked up to a man. called him "General" to start off with, and the sbinplasters came in faster than he could take them. The only five men in town who didn't contribute were tnen who he inad vertently aid teased as "Captain."-— I 'irk-thnrj Ifi rofJ. A farmer living just out of Yicks burg was reading in sn agricultural paper, the other day, an article head ed "Be Kind to our Cow." He went out to milk her with a heart full of kindness, and as he sat down he whispered "So, boss—stand around—good creature—histea little —there, you intelligent and kind hearted old bossy." About two minutes after ihat his wife heard him yelling aud whooping, and as she ran to the door he called out "Bring me the ax, Maria, and tfce spade, and that big club there, and the butcher knife, and that shot-gun for I'll bo darned if this old hellian shall ever live to kick me in the jaws agin!" On the Des Moines & Ft. Dodge railway the other day, a little boy got on the train while it was between stations and daabing along at a speed of twenty-five miles an hour. Tbe conductor didn't see the boy get on, but some of the lady passengers did. He got on because his mother was there, and she wished she was any place else, but it couldn't be helped. The conductor chalked bis hatless little head and dead-headed him through to where his mother was go ing. Both mother and child am doing well.—Hawkeye. "We know tbe public is down on us," remarked the old milkman, as he dipped tbe desired quart from one I of his big caoa, "but the public is mistaken. Ia the first place we put in a leetle water—only a bit to mako up for shrinkage. It goes to the big dealers, aud they ain't a bit careful when they get to pouring in water. They sell it to the grocers and they put ia chalk with one hand and water with the other, and tbey are thinking of politics and get in too much. The servant gal goes after milk for the family, drinks a third of it, and she puts in water to make up the aseaa ure and you see, when the family gets it the taste sint there, and they goes for us poor old men who hasn a dishonest hair in oar beads. That's the way, mister—gee up there, Hoe mer!"—Detroit /rte Prett.