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About The Nebraska advertiser. (Nemaha City, Neb.) 18??-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1894)
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To waVo t,troa.l:
To lirar the marre
f n echoed din away;
No morn to hear tho tttigln unto
Homo on tho wuldntf broean.
Jre tho mnoUo from camp llnM float
Above ttiu urcliltitf trued:
NV tiuiro to bn-atlm tho Inccnufl RttCflt
from noldlers' liomrly fare,
(my IiuhiIh and tmrrloil fiict
77io inoruliiK inral prt'parn;
No more tho lireaUfait call to hilt
Willi merry Quip and Jnst,
Or iuuita to Rrrel the tardy malt
Kt-oiM thoso ho loved tho lie.il:
2C more to nen tho b.inncr bright
Its lovely folds unfurl
itftAliiMi tho sky's soft amber 1UH
And iiJouiIm of cold anil pear!,
Ztfotuotn at monotint; of thotruurd,
Vi Uko his jdncn In ranltrt.
Orrtiap tho inoru-rollef'H reward
Thu weary sentry's thiinka;
Ko morn to pasi tho long, long djr
On lonely iilckot prott,
VVJiem of l tlio hindion, far awy. i
JWvjtu an itdvunclnu host;
3N" morn to Hpce.il tho weary Ikhim
With drcauiH o'er frajratit pipe.
Or pliioltlnu dear, faintllar fluweri
Or luncioiiM Ik rrlc.i ripii;
No ttioro tho camp fire's pr-nlal Hlow
Alorrutldu to neck,
W'lusro tali-H of love, and Joy ami woo
'CiM laii;;h or tear Uonpcxk;
Orai tho blackened intern ood IioaI
Lu cheering vujxir brcAthus, r.
5Ve) HWt'ot vision coiitly roll
AlrtiiR tho llot'oy wrc.Mli.-i.
ftdcepfi. tho Mold le r oloeps no rmiro
TV waken to tho fray,
Tuo cannon's loud drllaut roar,
TSso Iiu;;Io'h hlataut hr.iy, C-V
'Omi ihoulof sontrloji rUAlilusr In,
TIjo Ionic roll of tho drum,
J.Tju hIk'II'h wild Mcrcam and horrid din,
Tho bullet h diiadly hum.
T.T Initio line, thn RleAnilujr atcol.
T'lio volley's bllnitlns; Ilaili,
Ttiflfharfii,( tin) stricken enmr.ide'.i rceL,
Tim vengeful forunrd ilaih,
VhAgruudour of tho serried r.inh.
Ail Vr the lipid It sivcrpi,
TTw NtuiKKlo on tho hrnatworli' baiili
Fur, lot The Boldler Bleeps.
JBit';t k IiIh Hleop, for all ho had
fib Uf lie freely i;avu
IVratoVr a land with poaer mulft kIkI
rti flair lm loved might w-.in:;
Jind Tvhllu hli Kravo tho cliaylr.t txvjs
AUivu Km lowly sod,
Xlw crown of duty dono ho wer
lJeforo the throno of Ood
Thoiiiia Calvur. Iti'OncK a. TVojIt
II 1 S rainy
ii th 1 and
I) uc oration
rmj of an itt
cidnt of onr
tion in ttie
ttfhtnrol lived in tho southrii pic: of
lit was In 1ha '60's and for nunin yexrs
ttho tjvun tiround us hal Inject keeping
twtiaityou now call AlfmoriAi flay, and
onme hU,7irested that vf, tx, rais;
jr. hiaU flag und scatter Ho wra m Lite
jravcH of our i.ohlier boys once a year,
o that wo would show to ail tliat our
Twjtyw in blow and our boys in tfray were
aoL forgotten, and the 30th J May w.ls
ofc apart for that work of love.
8t was tho night beforo thu 3iJth Uiat
Z iwiw lier w.'illdng along through, the
vmUx, neeniingly utterly regardless of
fltRa htoriu which swept around her.
tib3 h.ul neither umbrella, nor cloak to
jHrtiU-ct her slim form from the vr.ucry
nsbsuxrciLs. Slio wore a thin calico dres
HAtd a. Well-worn shawl; hr head v'as
oivored by an untrimmetl htraw- hat.
Sifttt was neat and clean. I knew soine
urha.t of her circumstances and so won
-tfcxucLut her being away irout home at
A number of years before. s2lb and
7cttiii, her husband, good, honest John
So tall, had begun their wedded lift; in
b. little, vine-covered cottage juht on
ih outsit irts of our town.
John worked In the town- a. splendid
.sroacliaule they f;iid ho was a manly
"Sookiug fellow, tall. liroiul-.shouldred,
-wrtth wavy hair and durk-browu eyes.
ffJe made a comfortable living aad.thoy
werfrt very happ. When the oldest
:SlWl was hs and the youngo.it . baby
'ItKojni that great "call to arms" for a
atir.Uo'R uifoty came, and JdIik n liat
orjuld bollix do but rospoml?
ul company was organued in our lit
tlntawn and John enlisted. Om day,
oItii banners llyin.utid the beat of
dravu and noise of life resounding
through the streets ns if it ware aprula
dj.y instead of a day of gloom and fear,
tdiey marched uway.
i remctnbi'r it plainly, ai if it were
tout yefttcrday, seeing .John stoop orr
tfto baliy in her arms, us if loath to
3m,ve them, hihs thu tiny face andluuuh
-aver and over again.
?s? tru w iaL
p rnj. " w
Jlt fonjfht atitl fell, n captain ninoiijf
our boys, mill wlicn well unoiih they
Kent him homo, only for tho lovoil ones
then1 to hud how intonsoly hts suiroroii.
Tin. journey was too much for him.
Unconscious when he arrived, ho 10
maiiiutl so until ho lifted up his isyus in
llul hind wliuro brittle strife and beat
of tnartial drum aro never Itnowii and
soldiers' graves are never duo;. Wo
burled him I say a because our
whole town honored our fallen cap
tain, and universal was tho sorrow ex
pressed for ids wife and babies.
There was a little money left, and
Mary Wept her place and raised garden
Htulf to i.i'll. As years rolled by that
was not enough to givo her even u
scant supply, and she moved into town
and took in sewing.
TimuMiad healed tho sorrow in tho
hearts of till) town folic as it hud cov
ered the grave with green. As I watched
her I thought of her sorrow and great
needs, and wondered how wo could no
soon forget her.
I saw her enter a shop and come out
directly with a disappointed look, tuck
ing something under her arm. in my
own arms I carried a box of cut flow-
-1 71 1 d 1
Vvv fhn' , Ki5tSS i " s '1 VA-N M J(i i S
crs whh'li I had purchased to place on
thu ifrnvo of an onlv son vJioiii I had
i laid to rest just after that dreadful bat
tle ol Hull Kim.
Although it was raining very hard at
tills time, wondering still more at her
mysterious way, I followed. Tho last
place which she- had entered was a
music store and 1 racked my brain to
find a reason for her doing so. She
hurried along and presently she seemed
to come to the desired place, cautiously
looked around her and then entered
When 1 came abreast of tho place I
saw that It was a loan-shop Could it
have come to this? Was she so reduced
in circumstances that she found it nec
essary to pawn articles to exist? I
waited patiently until she appeared,
tho "something" under her shawl was
gone and she started to retrace her
1 did not follow farther, but resolved
that I would not sleep that night until
1 know just how John's wife was
situated. After changing my wet gar
ments lor dry apparel and having a cup
of tea, 1 started for her home.
When 1 readied the door of her
upurtmout at the end of a long, dimly
lighted hall, I heard her .running tho
machine and singing as she worked. 1
was surprised at tins, for with poverty
J had always coupled discontent.
Islie answered my knock by opening
the door and suying how surprised she
was to see inu standing there. Wo
talked of many Interesting subjects,
she telling mo of the children and her
work and of her many, many struggles
with poverty and doctors and drug
bills. Naturally our conversation turned
to the subject of Decoration day as tho
morrow hud been christwuid, and smil
ing such a sweet, calm sniilo, she
arose and going to the sink at tho oth
er end of the room brought from it a
box filled with llowers, union she had
bought to place on John's grave.
She told me then, with lior eyes tilled
with tears, she know her John was u
noble soldier and he so dearly loved
llower.-. she could not think of his grave
witli but a flag to murk it and so she
had managed to buy some for it. Tho
children would go with her earlv on
the morrow and they would spend tin
hour or two with him.
"She hud muuage.l to buy some."
Yes, there was the secret of her walk
in the storm and her mysterious disap
pearance into tlie place of tho "three
balls." I said nothing to her of what
T intended, but silently admired such
deep devotion. I saw h a grave next
day literally covered with the fragrant
That evening a friend called at tho
place of "three balls" and upon inquiry
found that it was John's old, loved
Unto that situ had not pawned, as she
was ignorant of the practice, but had
He r.;m'iusc.l the same a. .'iy ivquest
and we sent it. together with a pur
well filled with money collected by the
army boys, to .loli n's wife, making it
indeed a day of decoration to thosa
lonely hearts. Chicago Nows.
Tito Duly nml rrlvllni;it of u Lining nml
At tliis season thero tihould bo no al
loy in tlie golden tribute of our country
to the soldiers. Their memory should
bo cherished, their bravery extolled
and their examples emulated. It is im
possible to value too highly their
deeds on southern battle fields, nor to
speak too emphatically of their patri
otic motives. Tho inculcation of the
lessons of patriotism is as much a duty
as tho defense of tho country. Tho an
niversary of tho day when tho graves
of our beloved liurous are strewn with
the (lowers of a nation's love should bo
observed with all tho fervor which a
patriotic and homo-loving people can
The observation of Decoration day
should not be left alone to tho organi
zations of old soldiers. A grateful na
tion should mulcu of tho day tm annual
occasion for tho rehouf-sal of tho valor
ous deods'of "the boys of '01 ;" citizens
should vie with each other in exempli-
tying their affection for them, and the
youth of tho land then, if at no other
time, should hear tho history of their
achievements. A patriotic people must
not stiller the stigma that they.have al
lowed the enthusiastic and hearty rec
ognition of this occasion gradually to
fail. -Chicago Graphic.
A DESPERATE CHARGE.
It Thi-i-Ii'iI ii Itolil Confi'dcriUo UrlRiiilo
Completely 'l'lirouli llm ruliiii Army.
From nine in the morning till five in
the afternoon this cliargiug and counter-charging
in the woods went on.
l'.rigade after brigade was knocked to
pieces, fell back, reformed and went in
again. There was a surprise every
half hour. The trees w ere not bo thick
a to hinder the progress of tho troops,
They were thick enough, however, to
conceal movements, until often thu
columns marching in different direc
tions came front to front or front to
Hank within half a musket shot before
either discovered the other. Then vol
leys were delivered and received at
short range. .Masses of troops fell to
lighting until one or tlie other gave
way. This happened when .Stuart, of
the confederate side, inarching to re
lieve Cheatham, came plump upon two
brigades of Van Clove's division of
union troops, and fought them mu..lo
to mu..le. Hate'-, brigade, led by tho
present junior .senator from Tennessee,
made one of tho most remarkable
niovuments It plunged forward
through the union lines opposite it
and kept going until it crossed the
state road, for control of which both
armies were fighting. On it went over
tho road, through more woods, and in
to a clear Held, bringing up at Widow
(ilenu's house, half a mile in the rear
of tho whole union army. Hoseeraus
had to pull two brigades out of thu
battle and send them after Hates to
drive film back to where he belonged.
In that wild, resistless charge the Ten
nessee brigadier had three horses shot
under him. American Tribune.
Husband Do you mean to say that
you have been to see a elairvoyan tV 1
have told you over and over at-nln that
there is never any truth in what one of
Wife -p'l'his one told me you would
not jrlve mo one-half the money I want
for shopping to-morrow.
llusbanih-Sho did, eh? She 's a hum
bug. Here, lill this elieclc out to suit
The innkeeper's business was prac
ticed in Home at the time of Christ.
There- wore then over seven hundred
registered inns in tho capital. lOaeh
had a registered sign which no other
innkeeper was permitted to copy.
WORK OF A CYCLONE.
('ho rTHiui4 Killed nml Other Injured In
Kinki.j:, 0., Jliiy 18. A cyolono
passed one-fourth of a mile west of
here at l::i() yesterday afternoon, kill
ing five persons, fatally injuring two
others and slightly wounding several
more. Tho dead and wounded are:
Daniel Harrett. leg broken, arm torn
oil' and internally injured.
Mrs. Daniel Harrett, log torn from
body and entrails torn out.
Martha Daso, head crushed; died two
(leorge Oxinger, body beattMi into a
Charles Cole, fatally hurt internally.
Mrs. Charles Cole, head crushed; will
Jennie Crook, head crushed; will re
cover. The scone of the cyclone is a hard
one to describe. Houses, fences, trees
and obstructions of all kinds in tho
path of the storm have boon curried
away and nothing left to mark thu
spot whore they stood except huge
holes in tlie ground. Tho country de
vastated is about one-quarter of a milo
wide and six miles in length, the groat
funnel-shaped cloud traveling in an
irregular southeasterly course, tho
greatest damage being done about a
mile from where it rose, and passing
The building in which wore Daniel
Harrett, Ills wife and their two grand
daughters. Myrta and Martha Daso, is
so completely demolished that not even
a portion of the foundation is left.
B EC AM ED llJORD E R LY.
Tlio Disbanded California Army (Joim on a
Vvc.vvif.i.i:, fill.. May H. Portions
of tlie disbanded California industrial
army, which have for some day's been
located at various places in and near
this county, inaugurated a raid on thu
Chinese and Japanese laborers on fruit
farms and ranches of Vaca and Pleas
ant valleys. The Japanese and Chi
nese houses on the Porter and Wil
son ranches, near Winters, wore de
stroyed. The mob numbered 1'.'.".
They continued down Pleasant val
ley, sacking houses and greatly ter
rorizing their occupants. They awak
ened William Thissoll. a rancher, and
forced him to lead them tohis Japanese
house which they robbed and demol
ished. Then they marched south into
Vaca valley, driving the frightened
Japanese and Chinese before them,
liring guns and making other noisy
The mob was afterwards met by a
number of ranchers and citizens from
Vacaville, who were armed with Win
chestern. They took the whole gang
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wnu, wneru njjiiiv-MJveii itiifir., i ...
' Ju',tl under arrest on a charge
'N"' tuwl1 fl111 of armed
i l'iore is great excitement.
It ii said
that fifty rioters are still at large in
PACIFIC RAILWAY DEBT.
Itellly 15111 for Settlliiulie Mailer lteportod
to the House Comnill lee,
Wasiiinoiox. May IS Tlie plan for
settling the indebtedness to the gov
ernment for tlie Pacific railroads, to
which the house committee on Pacific
railroads probably will commit itself
has been formulated. Yesterday the
sub-eonimittee, Uepresentatives Ueilly,
Kyle, Powers, Hepburn and Hoatner,
reported the bill to the full committee.
Tho basis of the plan, which involves
new feature-, not before proposed, re
quires the ovtingiiishiuo.ut of the pres
ent lirst mortgage and the substitution
of a new one, which is to be a first lien
for the government debt. It will be
conditioned for senii-annunl payment,
elVeet of which will be to constantly
decrease the debt and gradually
extinguish it. Payments are re
quired yearly of si.CmO.ooi) from
the 1'iiion Pacific and M..M)l).i)i)i) from
the Central Pacific. Uoughly speaking,
it is estimated that from tiftv t. sixty-j,
five years will be required to cancel
the- debt upon this plan.
Dlrf.mt rous SiiouNtoriii for Three Days- In.
Citliroiuiii t'not 1 1 111m.
So.noisa. Citl,. May IH The snow,
rain and wind storm that prevailed in
the Sierra Nevada foot hills the past
three, day.s was deadly to sheep. The
road from Sonora up to Strawberry
station, a distance of thirty-two injlcn,
is lined with dead sheep. The storm
was unusually severe for this time of
the year ami the shoe) having been
sheared before entering the county
were unfit to meet tho wintry blasts.
At one place 4. 0U0 sheep were found
frozen to death inonehoap where they
hail tried to find shelter among tho
trees. The snow was two feet deep on
lop of them. There aro thousands of
sheep farther back in tho mountains
and they cannot be reached on account
of the snow, but there is hardly a pos
sibility that they can be alive. If they
did not freeze to death during tho
storm they will die of starvation be
fore tlie snow melts.
Three WIncoiixIu llunih lihe Wsiv.
Hi iisox. Wis., May 18. Tho Jewotts
mills, the new lMohniond and the llurk
hnrdt dams went out to-day, causing
much damage. evpiil bridges are out,
including the lower bridge, which cost
originally Su'j.tioi). Superintendent
Scott, of tlioOmahu. estimates the dam
age to that viutd in washouts and oth
erwise nt upward of S 73.000. Tlie
lUnitha trains are again running. Tho
isi-nn in Cetiiral lo-.i ,".oo feel of trb
by on" ,. '.n. .-t.
A BIG BOSTON BLAZE.
Two Thousand IVnplo Mutfo IIomeleM by
I'lre Loss 1'iilhi .Mainly Upon tho Work.
Uosrox, May 1(5. I ly the torch of nn
incendiary last night over 31,000,000
worth of property is in ashes, over r00
families of the medium and poorer
classes, consisting of over !i,000 people,
are homeless, and many of them, who
had no time to save a portion of thuir
household furniture, last night slept
in the open air women with babies in
thuir arms, and little children huddled
close together, having only the sky for
n roof, and a few mattresses saved
from the burned tenements for a bed
and no prospects of a breakfast this
After 0 o'clock, the time for tho
workshops and business places to close,
many pathetic scenes were witnessed,
fathers returning to find their homes
liurnt'd f.o the ground, and no trace of
their ' vos and little ones. Children
who lpul been at work as cash boys
and girls in the big dry goods and
other stores, barred out from the
streets where they resided, and could
lind no traces of their parents. Tlie
lire eoiered a space of twenty acres,
but as far as can be learned only six
persons have been injured and none.
The fire htnrtcil in the Hoston !
park, in a pile of lumber whU
lying under the right Hold blrJ
directly back of first base In!
ment it had leaped out to til
and, f.i nned by u brisk breeze!
toward the grand stand. So
did the flames spread that, bei
occupants of the grand stand
it, the fire was upon them, al
were forced to flee. It was!
minutes before the firemen
work. The loft Held bleaclul
Meanwhile the sparks had fall
the houses of Iterliu street,
flames surged on toward Ti
street, reaching out to the rigll
left until the entire square hoi'
the h.ill grounds and Tremont stl
and extending north from VuJ
street to httrice street was a mnP
burning buildings. The Shorwin
dergarten school house, a brick stri
ure, checked the progress of tlie (ire for
only a moment, and that, too, win
quickly numbered among the struct
At .1 o'clock the entire block along
the west side of Tremont street, from
AValpole to Hurlce, was a brilliant mass
of ilaines which swept across to tlie op
posite side and soon engulfed the build
ings for four blocks, liy this time' tho
residents of the tenements for nearly
naif k mile around had become alarmed
and An1 moving all their property in-
.vtHiijfc"ts a'Aa-ioo-king for places of
- .ti .
K rapidly did the lire oat its vny,
h()Wevor. that those in the blocks ad
joining Tremont street did not havo
time to save their household e ducts and
baiely escaped with their lives. The
streets were tilled with frightened
women and children, poor people who
woie trying to save a part of their
siniill property, and hurrying (ireinen
and policemen. Furniture of all kinds
littered the sidewalks and the firemen
were greatly hampered by these ob
structions, liy t! o'clock the conflagra
tion had crossed Tremont to Cabot
It is estimated that about 100 build
ings havo been' burned and about .100
families rendered hpmeless.
A special meeting of tlie board of
aldermen was called last evening to
take action upon the exigencies of tho
case, and it was voted to use the sur
plus of $-1,000, now held by tlie trustees
of the Johnstown flood, and which was
collected for the sutl'erers by Hood at
Johnstown, for the relief of the 2,000
people made homeless by the fire.
Prominent insurance men place the
loss at "51.000.000 and the insurance tit
two-thirds of the loss.
I J !!.. k I
. THE REVENUES.
Ik - -
A CompirKfiii of Keetdpts Under tlm Pro.
poM-il Tariff and the .MeKinlej- lllll.
Washington, May 10. Senator Voor
hees, chairman of the finance commit
tee, yesterday submitted to tlie senate
the tieasury estimate of the duties
which will be derived under tlie rates
proposed by the late senate revision of
the tariff bill., as compared with the
rates under the MuKinloy law, and
those under the house bill, basing esti
mates upon the importations for lust
On etiemlcals. drugs, etivr-Snnato bill, $l,8'i3,
3 .): hou-,0 hill, if,JjiI,IISvMi!!iiiloy l.iv, W
On eurihi. psirtheiiwnro unit rtlnaH'P.rn Son
ata hill. JS.SI-.ViUI. houso blllf JSU.V.V-'sf Me.
Klriloy l.nv, H I lirt.ir.
MotnU nml mimif.icturos Seimto, ? r,te,.
ufi; nutise, yi., ,ue,i)i) Oil tMUiey
WonJ and tn,iuiif.i(VUiius-Sei
house, Jits, i ft .Mi-ratitfr, -.O.n.I'H
Susar -SiMi.ite, f vMJM,9it5 h
Melvlnlev SKJiil. '-,'
r.Tii. Hi....,. 41?.uii.-h M..I. W.I.... ,.ir.ii n
v...... , ...... -.. ,-.. ...... lint- ...i ui,r.iu(i
otiJ and tn,iuiif.i(VUiius-Sen te, iOi.1.711).
Tobm o-Setuto. $1?, '117 Or;; house, (11,5:8,.
781 MilClnlov, l 1.8JI,(i83.
Ajrli'i itur.il proUilota and provision1' Sen
ate, Ju.in.urj, li6uje, S7,1jJ,7H. Miiivlufoy,
The rates of du,tics fixed on the vari
ous schedules 'reduced to ad valorem
rates t,lious thufollowlng comparisons:
Ktnlov. ri in. .'
. (0 house, 25.0'J; Mc-
KunhiMiwrrn nind u"rj8v.iiro Somite, 3T31,
ll.iuse ':)7 MeUlnley. f.l.-J
Me'ds mid in innfiiftures Senate, 31,23;
house, m SleKinlt'v, fs. 11
WoulSiti l ini'iuf.icturus of Sonate, VO.&1:
ho ,e .'J.v Mi ivmlev
:!' 1 0
ni, ti iiufivtumfl of Sonata, .VJ.'itf;
-,io. lOjWi. house, 91.59. MoKln
(r iducM Scnato, 2I.QJ; Iioubo,
rv l ast
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