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Atatt 7)irrctor. ,
C. II. YA.N WYCK.IT. M. .Henator, Neb. City.
ALVIN 8 A C N l K lUi. V. H. HeiiatoOniah.
K, K. VALKNTIXK, Kep-erutat e. West feint.
JAM Kf v., DAWK.H, (.overnor, Lincoln.,
K. I'. K.V. Secretary of State. y
I DUN W IXKII.S. A u.l I tor. Lincoln.
I. I. Hrrt;lKVA.Vr. Trriuurer, Lincoln.
(Y W. I KM. Kj.t. Public In.tructlou.
A.ti.HS t). 1. 1., Itinl .'oiunil.loiir-r.
ISA' I VKlc.H. Jit., Attorney 0ii. ral.
V. J. NOHK-i Warden. f Penitentiary
OK. II. 1. MAITIIKWSOV, Supt. HcmmUm. fur
Sm prm Court.
UAXWKM., Chief Justice, Fremont.
.;KO. It. LAKK, Omaha.
A M AHA fOISIt, Lincoln.
.Sttroml Jmlicitil 7)ii'riet
H. It. I'Ot; l, Jiitl-. Lincoln.
J. if. MTKoiK, I'rosi-rutiiiK-Att'y,
V. C. SHOW ALTKK. Clerk lllrl.-t Court.
Jo.sKi-ll V. XVKrKI!ACII.Maji.r.
WILLIAM II. I IIIN;. treasurer.
J. I. hi M IMlN. City Clerk. ... ..
WILLKTT I'OITKNiSKU. I'olice Jutlirf.
M. A. llAiU Ki.V.V. City Attorney.
t. KliOI.LLKK. Chief of Police.
K. K KOMI I.Kit Orers.-rrof MrecM .
C. kiKII.N KK. Chief f Fire l.-pt.
iiMKl'li II. Ji AM.. Ch'u Koard of Health.
lit. Ward .1. M. S hue Lachur, Win. Hero..
in. I want -Jerry ll:ir(lii:tn. J. M. i'atlurjun.
3rd Ward - Al,i ln w, M H. Mur,hy.
till War. I C .S. Hawvii. K. I. l-chub-iB. .
JKMKK IS .HKOIK. .1. W. LAICNKS.
V. V. Lh'oN Milt, Win. WINlLKhlEKN.
hll. tlllr.l SKI.. ISAAC Wll.L.H.
7Wiwr-JNO. W. MAlttHALI..
Court (y yjirrrf-try.
W. II. NK VKI. I.. County i reaiiri-r.
J V. JKN IXl.-. County Clerk.
J. W. .lollN.-o.N. t oiiiity JuUne.
K. w. 11 yi:i:s. sii. rlil.
:YICt'H Al.liN.Sii.t of l'ul. I iit met Ion.
v. r AiiCMKi.ir.Cuiiiity hurvryor.
J'. P. iAnS. C'uruiivr.
JAMES CKAWFOKP. So.itli l.. iid rrrliM t.
BAM'L. niCHAKItSON. Alt. IMea-anl Precinct.
A. U. TtDI, l'lattsinoiilli
Partlfn liavinj ltiHiiici with the County
Coinuitrloii-r. w til fln.l tliftn 111 jrx.iloii tilt
tliS Moii'.l.V) uA 'i'uHMday o( vm-ii inonlli.
MOAItO iiV TUIK.
KUAN K Klti; I il. Prrnlilrnt.
J. A. CON N Olt, IIK.SKY H.I'JK. V:tr Pr--I-
(It'liU . -
WM. S, WI.SK. S.u ietary. i
MtKl). CmkHKU. Trtusurtr.
Ket;nir laeetlnu" of the Iloitr.l at the Court
lloiiMe.lliv i'. rt 1 m-siluy evi'iiiiiK of e.n li mouth.
liitiVAf. axi ui:iauti:kr
PL ITTHMOI TH .11 A U.S.
.4 K K I V Kd. k.
p. m. 1
j.ZO a. 111. i
v.uu a. iu. 1
.'.( . ui. t
i.iio a 111
;W p. III.
: . 'v a 111.
.. ) p. in. (
.. . 111.
9.ou a. ni.
) :t.oo p. ni.
j !.no a. ni.
I c.sr p. ru.
u.i xi a. in
) KJft a. in.
4.25 p. 01.
m.oo a. m
l.uu p. Ill
hii; i HKBN.
. l.uia in.
AC'l Oli V V 1LLK.
live. 17. 1 Ml.
H.ITKK CUAHVKII KOK
u ortlcr not excoedinK S15 - -Over
?15;u.il Hot exret-Jiug - -
" .! " i0 "
A iitKl Money Order may include any
4itaou:it fi-m one cent to ttlty dollars, but
u,::si not contain a fn-.ction.il part of a cent.
HATES KOK FO-rTAtSK.
! cla-H.H in.ttir (letter) 3 oeiiM per V ounce,
.il " ( Publish? r r;iiesi i el pi-r lb.
' i't iMii-i:iit New.-papris and
bink-come uiiii-r thi-. cl:i) I cent per
each - ounces.
4th clas (i:iiThaiidii(0 1 cent per ounce.
J. V. Ma lis u a Ll. P.M.
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Tukiny feet July, 2 13-31.
KOP. OMAHA KHOM PLAlTSMl t:Tll.
Iavf i ;!" a. m. Arrives G :xi a. 111.
I p. 1:1. " 5:4p. ill.
t.r5 a. 111. " '-' :H.t. I.t.
K. ;. AS 1 r I . .K.
C a. 1,1. " 0 i3 1 :i. m.
i:Up. 111. i:ii;. 1.1
FKO.M ..MAI1A Koi: Pi. ITSAt. l"'i ii.
Leaver 8 :!' ;l. m.
mvps n :3" .. 11.
J :l .
" 7 p. 1.1.
" 7 ;W p. U.
E p. S.i.
u. ". asi sr. .nK
" h , 1:1.
'. :Vi p. 111
? :lM a ni.
t :3'J p. in.
f 01: hi k v. ;:sr.
Iave. l-::ttsinoilth ! :H a. m.
colli. 11 -Aj -v. in. ; K-tin i p.
111. ; iltriwli
It) 6 p. if. ! Deliver 8 -;m a. 1:1,
l,aveH C p. 111 ; arrive-. I.iucul.i 9 p. in.
l4iMVe!it: n uT ;u :u. ; Arnv.-s Lin-'ohi I :10pm
Iave a: :l:i . : Arrive.-, at l.i:icoln 1 :!H.
p. 111. ; Hii'ili-pH h a. m.
Leaves at J :.K p. 1:1. ; A:tive at Lineoin C
n. in. ; lla-Htint Z u. : M'.-C'iok 4 a. in :
Lleuver I :00 p. 1:1.
Kl;-t flii. VK..1'.
Leaves Denver at 6 p. la. ; Arrive at M;
Cook t -V)a. in. ; ll.ti..- ' 1 :Ji a. :.i. : I.iiu jIii
2 :0O p. in. ; Piutlmioutli .'. . in.
Leaves Lincoln 7 a. 11: ; arrive PiaUamonth
leaves Lincoln at 11 A-'n. in ; Ar.ivcs S opm
Leaven li.vill:i 7 :4 p. m. ; Arrives Lincoln
9 ;:i0 p. 111. ; Plailsiiiont I. 2 a. m.
leaves lenv.T C :0o a. 1:1. ; Arrives McC'ook
:i0 a.m. ; llaatiuics K :.'M p. in. ; l.ir.colu 6 ;15 a.
in. ; Plattsinouth ! ) a. 1:1.
Pasn;er trains leave Plattsmouth at 7 00 a.
o a. ni.,5 10 p iu. and arrive at Pacific
J auction at 7 25 a. m.. y 20 a. ui. and 5 30 p. in.
K. r. AM ST. .iuk.
Leave at 9 ;2u a. ni. a::-l a :' p. 111. : Arrive at
Pacific Junction at 'J ;.:" a, 1:1. atd 'J :I5 p. 111.
t HO.M THIS KASf.
raei ger trains leave Pacific Junction at & 1Z
. a. in., 6 :2u 1 . iu., 10 a. in. and arrive at Platt.-t-niouin
at 0 40 a. m.. 6 -mi p. in. au.l 10 30 a. ni.
k. r. A-D ST. JOK.
Leave Pacitle Junction at 6 :10 a. in. and 5 :40
p. ni. ; Arrive 6 :25 a. in. and 5 ji5 p. m.
Missouri l'aclfic Railroad.
7 40 p in
G.3i a. in
Kx ii c.n
Q mit ha
12.-V a. iu.
2.0U p. Ih.
.IS ft- f 11
St. Lrfnta -
Paplllioa.. .. '. :'
4.14 p. Ill
4 54 "
6 32 '
The a'aoyrf it Jefforson City time, which Is 14
minute faster than Omaha lime.
coxVriiPTio.v era co.
An old physician, retired from active prae
tlce, having: had placed in hi hands by an
Kat India Mi'sionary the formula of a Miuiple
vecetaMe remedy for the speedy and rterina
nentctUt'oJ L'(i':iMptiou. P.rmcliitis Cttarrli
Asthma, an 1 :JI throat ami i.n"K ai.Bii"iiM.
a!s4 a riiivo ami-radical -ore f .r oeneral
-LK-bility. aiul all urvnus comHaliits. after liar
pij thoroiiKbly tested Us wonderful cnialive
Imwer l;i tiioiiaud of eaes. lt.-! It his duty
o i.iftka il fcii.iwu to hi lil. The reciie.
with full p.uticu'ari. illrectioH for prer:iratii
aud use. and a'l necessary advies and instruc
tloua lr successful treatment at your owu
home, will lie received hy you by return mail,
free of charge, by ad "rcs-ini? with tamp or
rtamped self-addnsed euveiopt l
4l,J OR. J. H.W MO.xlt.
ICA Washiufcton St.. I'.rooi.lyn, N. Y.
J. F. jB A U Bl E l S'T.EH
' " lu-uUhe. 1 re-b. Ture Milk
8peuU calls attended to, and Freh Mlllt
troa same cow furnUbed whenVanUd. 41y
' . ; ' - - I - i i ..... - - - 1 - ..-.... .... M : , . i rr, ; r
ATTOKXKYH AT LAW. Will praeth-H Iu all
lliei oiiH. Iu the stile. OIllcc over Flrt Na
ttiHiaJ It.tnk. 4y
IIA1 IflMKI'l ll - -NKkaAfKA.
lll. A. NAIJSHI ItY,
)l1tre ovr Smith. P.liick . Co's. Inni; Store.
Hisl class deiilislry at n ajiiliablij puce-. 2.lly
if. 5ti:.A in:. 31. i. .
PHYSICIAN and KI'ICCKON. onice on .fain
Hlrert. iM tween Hixth and Soventli, south lde
OMI.: open day aud diKht
rii xtv 1-If vsk i a v.
Hii-i-l.il attention Kiven to ilisc.-i-.i- of uoiui.-n
and clilldreu. ;-itf
' M. O'DONOHOE,
ATTOKXKY AT LAW, Fll-er.i!.l' P.lock.
M.ATTSVIorTlt. - NM-.KASKA.
AK' i.l lor M.-anisl.lp lines to and from Km ope.
K. It. l,IVI(.KTO. T.I. I.,
1-IIVSTCIAN &. Rl'liUKOM.
OKHCK HOCHH, from 10 a. m.. to 2 p.
Kxaiuiuii is Surp:eou for C. S. Pension.
IIt. H. MII.I.KJI.
PHYSICIAN AND HIIIUiKO
Can be found by calling at bis oflice, conn
ana Maiu .street. 111 .1. 11. Waterman'" hoi
i-i.att.smwi;tii. n kiiica.sk a.
J AH. H. 3l1 11 t:VM
ATTOUNKV AT LAW.
Dfllee over P.aker X Atwood' store, fcoutli side
Of Maiu between Mil and bill streets. 2ltf
.1. it. NTitimi:.
ATTOKXKY AT LAW. Will pricti;,- in all
the Courts iu Hie Slate.
DiMrivl Att'iriu'j n.fl yutttij J'ultlir.
WILL . U'lHi:.
col i. a'ctjo.y.s - .s:c.i i, n .
ATTORNEY IT LAW. Ke.il ICatate. Fire In-
urani-e and Collect ion Agency. Ollice 1'i.tou
block. Plattsmouth, N'i bi.uska. 2'iu3
i. ix. yi3ki-:i.::k a o.
LAW FK1CL Iteal Ktate, Fire and Lil;-Insurance
Agents, riatt.siuoulh, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete ati-tract
of titles. j;uy and ell real estate, ne; itiate
plans. &c. isyi
JAHI.S K. UOKltlHOX.
ATTORN EYAT LAW. Will pratlce in Cass
and adjoiiniit; Counties ; -ive-.s spt-cia: attention
to collecli-.ns and abstracts ot title, oilico in
KiUKerald Block, Platti-moulh, Nebiak.u
I7VJ . ,. t- '
J. C. .VClVCISiUItV,
, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
Has hi oftice iu Uie front part of his reside i-.-
on Chicago Avenue, where he may be fou.ol iu
reaiiiiu-cs to attend o tlj.: d.ilios of the of
ItOHKUT tl. VI Villi V I,
ATTOIi.NKY AT LAW.
Ofllce over Carruth's Jewelry Stoie.
Plattsmouth. ... . Nebraska.
M. A. HAitriCAtM,
KlIZ(iKltU.H' J!l.H'K, Pl.ATISMOUTH NKIi
Pnmipt Mid careful atlenlii..! io a general
A. N. Sfl.MVAN.
K. II. Woi.kv
. SULLIVAN & WOOLEY.
Attorneys and Counsalors-at-Law
OPflCU-In !io Unixii UI ck, font rooms,
iceonJ Mcry. so;i'. 1. l'r.ia,l : itei:M n civen to
all baslr.eid . iuar2
;i ijuiet i-lacc fur ;i
aii wuik (juai:axti:i:i rn-st cLu.
1 1,, ITj UL S 13Z
the placf, up ht;iirs, -juuth sile of Mail;
- i'l.A'I i'SMOl'TH. NEP.
v. 1: ccs 1:1,,
Flour, Corn Jtai l- Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat aud
Corn. Particular attention ivni custom work.
CITY or PLATTSMOUTH
Valuable outlets for rvskltnet: pur
poses. Sage's addition lies south-Wi st of
the city, and all lot. ar.- vt-ry t-asy of
access, and liiyh and bihlly.
For particulars call on
E. SAGE, Prop'r,
SAGE'S II A HI) WARE STORE.
All sufferers from this disease that are anx
ious tvle cured should try Dr. K Issuer's Cele
brated Cnu-ui-.iption Powder's. These Powd
ers are the only preparation kno n that will
cure Cousuuipt uu and all diseases of theTbroat
and Luus- iudeed, co ptroim is our faith in
them, and als j to convince you that they are
110 humbug, v, e will I n ward to every sufferer,
by mail, post paid, a Free 'trial Uox
We t. n't want your money until you are per
fectly satir,ed of their curative powers. If
your life is worth saving, don't delay In tivin
these l'-.iwd.-rs a trial, as - they will viirely cure
Price, for L-.rce Itox. $.1.00. or 4 Coxes "for $10.
Sent to any pan of the United States or Cana
da, by mail, on receipt of price,. Address
ASn & KOK BINS.
j FultoU St- ISr.ioklyn, X. Y.
Dec. 2Rth.l8R2 HtlV.
State & Monroe Sis.. Chicago.
ill m4 smalJ t. any kUw Uwl
for IU4. p" di'3 r-k-n'l:0
af Inlnonu. suiu, t npm , mu.
iWMJH .U IRrluM iti.lntrfiAll ...a tl-
m lor AmaWtu IUuuh uii . C.LWMII.'
j(C4s ttoud Umc
AT JOE McVEY'S
You will firnl t'if rii'if-st Imporfpd
French lirandy, .'iiaii;p;iin. ai,d oi5.tr
Fine .Wines, 1'ure Kr-ntucky WliUtieH,
sevtrrul of th ieat. and most popular
brands of BUTTLE KEER, Fresh
lieer always on draught, and Fine Ci-
Romance hi the Life of (.old Hunters.
Zi&Ht Days ' iu iho Old Ifomo Tht
Sweetheart Loft Behind.
I'renticc Jlulford in San Francisco Chronicle.
Thirty-four i-urg aj;o, onoJnno morning in
14S, old III.' 11 LatLaiii caiuo into our "wshIi
Iiouhi?," and alx.nt 1I10 lhst K'Msip ho unloaded
wm that "Tii !i l.i ii-B about finding; m
Californy was true." It was a ""wash day" and
"our folk." a:..l omo of tLo neighbors were
U-niporarily lojj.i!itj in (Lo wash lioiiiM", while
the colored help Hrmsed lier fat black arms iu
the suds of the waalitub. TThat was the flr.st
n-port I ln-jril from California. Old Kben had
Li en a loan of tbo sea; warto.n o captnnsd by a
pirate, ai.il v. !.-n b;i bild the tlory, which lie
did onco n we k, he i-oncludod by rolling rip his
troim'-rs au-1 hhowiri!; tho Lul!etj ucars be had
California tl.on wan but a blotch of ink on the
hili.n:i.ii 'a map of 1S-IT. It was aH.sociated
only with IikI'-m, tallow nud Daua'H -Two Years
li f..ic tb .- ".last." It was thought of prin
cipally in connection with long-horned, Havafco
cattle, labfc.i and jUexicaim. Vory near this in
Cenerul vacancy and invbtcry wai tho en tiro
region weit of the Kocky mouutains. What was
known a-i the "Jinliaii 'i'erritory" covered an
area now occupied by half a iloen prosperous
Hlati Texan was ilicti the Mecca of adven
ture and peoplo w ho found it advinablo to leavo
home s kI.Ihii! v. Tho pbraso in those days,
"(ioiio t Ti-xuh," had a lueauing almost equiv
alent to "(iono to the Then California
took it- place.
The report slumbered during the Biimnier
iu our villa;;.-, but in the fall it commenced
kindling, and by whiter it was ablaze. Tho
companies commenced forming. It wae not
entirely a tttrango land to some of our people.
Many of our whalers had touched at San Fran
uiwco and Monterey. Tho North Pacific Was to
theiu well known. There had recently been a
great break-dowu in tho v.halo fishery. Whal
ing ships Tor aalo wore pluutif ul. Three-fourths
were bought for the Argonaut.-. Of these Eome
became historic in Kau Francisco. ThoNiantic,
on whoHe timbers stood a hotel, I recollect see
ing when a vory tonall boy coming to our vil
lago wharf, when purchaaed in New York for
the merchant sei vice. The Cadmus, broken
up iu Han I'rancist-o years ago, Lcforc being in
tho whaling servieo was a merchant packet,
and brought over Lafayette iu IK'JI. We used
ere gold was heard in California to descend
into her cabin as nhe lay in port aud steal tho
ornamental bits of carving as patriotic memcn -toes.
What iu lSVi-.V.i was known as 'Jlotteu
Itow," consisted of dozens of these old whalers
moored in linos together off Kincon point.there
waiting to be broken up. Konie went up the
Hacrauicnto, and Rome to Stockton, and their
lnivMy bones lie there to-day, unknown eave to
By November, 1818, California was the talk
of the village. All tho old retired whaling cap
tains wanted to go, and most of them d:d go.
All the spruce young men of the place wanted
to go. Companies were formed aud there was
much sorious drawing up of constitutions aud
by-laws for their regulation. Iu most ca-ses the
avowed object of tho companies, as set forth
in these documents, was "Mining and trading
with the Indians.'' (Ireat proJit was expectod
to be gotten out of tho California Indian. He
was expectod to give stores of gold and furs in
exchange for gilt watches, brass chains, beads
and glass marbles. The companies bought
safes, iu which to keep their gold, and also
strange and complex gold-washing machines,
of which numerous patterns suddenly sprang
up, invented by Yankees who never saw and
never w ere to see a gold mine. Curious idea
were entertained relative to California. The
Sacramento river was reported as abounding
in alligators. Colored prints represented the
adventurer pursued by these reptiles. The
goueral opinion was that it was a fearfully hot
country and lull of snakes.
Of the companies formed in our vicinity,
somo had more standing and weight than
others and membership in them was eagerly
sought for. Au idea prevailed that when this
moral weight and respectability was launched
on the shores of California it would entail for
tune on all belonging to the organization.
People with tho lightning glauce and divina
tion of golden auiicipation eaw themselves
already in the mines hauling over chunks of
ore aiid returning homo laden down with
them. Five years at most was to be given to
rifling California of her treasures, and then
that country was to be thrown aside like a
used up newspaper and the rich adventurers
would spend the remainder of their days iu
wealth, peace and prosperity at their eastern
homes. No one talked then of going out "to
build up the glorious ftato of California." Na
one then ever took any pride in the thought
that he might bo caUed a "Calif ornian. " So
they went '
People who could not go Invested in men wi.3
could go, and paid half the expense of their
passago and outfit on condition that they should
remit lack half tho gold they dug. This de
scription of Argonaut seldom paid any divi
dends. I doubt if one ever sent oack a dollar.
Eastern shareholders really got their money's
worth in gilded hopes, which with them lasted
for years. But people never put such brilliant
anticipations on the credit side of the account;
aud merely because that, at the last, they aro
not realized. Surely, if such an investor lias a
good time for two years indulging in golden
hopes and goes to sleep every night for that
period lulled by anrifcrous dreams, he might
credit the man who gives rise to thein 5 or 10
per cent, on the capital stock.
As the winter of t'4S" waned the companies,
one after another, set sail for the land of erold.
The Sunday preceding they listened to faro
well sermons at church. 1 recollect eeciug a
score or two cf the young Argonauts thus
preached to. They wore admonished from
tho pulpit to behave temperately, virtuously,
wisely and piously. How seriously they lis
tened! How soberly were they narrow
brimmed, straight-up-and-down, "little plug
hats of that period piled one atop the other iu
front of them. How glistened their hair with
the villago barber's hair oil. Uow pronounced
the creak of their tight boots as they marched
up tho aidle. How brilliant tho hue of their
neckties. How patiently and resignedly they
listened to tho sad discourse of tho minister,
knowing it would be the last they would hear
for many months. How eager the glances
they cast up to tho church choir, where sat
the girls they were to marry on their return.
How few returned. How few married the
girl of that period's choice. How little
weighed the words of tho minister a year
afterward in tho hurry-scurry of tho San
Francisco life of '40 r.nd '50.
AVhat an innocent, unsophisticated, inex
perienced lot were those forty odd young Ar
gonauts who sat in those pews. Not one of
them had dug even a pat-holo. All had a
vague sort of inipre.-sion that California was a
nutshell of a country aud that they could seo
each other there frequently and eveiituallv all
return homo at or about the same timo. llow
little they realized that one was to go to tho
northern and one o the southern mines and
ono to romaiu in San Fraheiaco, and the three
never to meet again ! W'hat glittering gold
mines existed in their brains even during the
preaching of that sermon! Holes where the
gold was put out bv the shovelful, from which
an occasional bowlder or pebble was picked
out and flung away.
The young Argonaut, church being dis
missed, took' his little, shiny ping andi w ent
home to the last Sunday tea. And that Sun
day night on seeing her home'f rom church for
the last time, he was allowed to sit up with her
almost as long as he pleased.- Tho light glim
mered long from tho old homestead front par
lor window. The cold north wind without
roared among tho loafls . sycamores and
clashed the branches together. " It was a sad,
sad pleasure. Tlv old sofa ther fat upon
would he sat upon by them no more for yea-s.
For years? Forever" in ni.iay case. To-dry,
old and gray, gaaat and beat, pomewh -re in
tho gulches, "up north" simowhore, hidden
awav in an obscure mining camp of the
TuoIuuine,S:ani3hiu8 or Mokolumne.up iu Car-
ilioo or down in Arizona, still he rsc I'e. t.
that r.ight as a dream. And sL-.'V Uh, nat
dricd her eyes and married tha star aUhone
five years after. A girl can't wait forever.
And besides, bad reports af ter a time reaeh'-d
home about him. Ho drank. Hj :;a:nbl--d.
He found lair f rionds anions tlh-'-jetmritas. And
worse thau all ho made no fortn
By spring most of the Argonauts had de-
?arted. With them tho flower of the village,
'heir absence made a big social g.ip. and that
for many a day. Tho girls they left behind
tried for a timo to "live on hope, and afterward
"took up" and made the most or the yotuier
generation of boys. They remembered that after
all they were not widows. Why should their
mourning be permanent? T'wero selfish for
tho. departed Argonaut to demand it. And
who knew how these Args might console ihom
selvea on arriving in San Francisco
Aftnr many month came the first letter
irom run ranctaco, an1 the specimens or gold
dust and gold piocea . The gold dust ranio in
quills or in vials, mixed with black anL But
Urn dust wan not always dug by the moral
Argnoaurs, rroni wnom tho in .nt was expected.
Jt was often tho gathering of some of the ob-
Bcurer members of our coinmuuity. Fortune
was democratic hi her fvnrs.
l.w 10 itw a -returned caiirornian" wan an
object of curiosity and of orue importance if
110 inougiii any money wirn nun. or rather as
long as the money he brought with him Listed.
But "the war" wiped uh out in thin resooct.
Tho California fortune of that timo was a mere
pimple compared with the f 01 tunes made by
the war. A generation now exist to whom tho
whole Argonaut oxodrta is but au indifferent
story. No one cai es to hear abut it. It is but as
a faintly rftineirihersjd dream. W'hy, tho school
histories givo it but a couple of linos and treat
it as of no more importance than a day's
iu the course of two years a few of tho Ar
gonauts came strauggliiig back. Ilie first of
these arrivals, 1 remeruler, walked up our
main street, wearing 0:1 his shoulders a bril
liant hued Mexi'-au scrape. It created a sen
sation. AH the small boys of the village "tag
ged on behind him," a sort of impromptu
guard of honor. Tho snrapn was about all he
did brin hoaie. He talked a great deal of
gold, and brought specimens, but not iu suffi
cient ijuantity to pay all outstanding bills.
Tho next of the returned was a long, ki"'',
yoMow ease of Chagres fever. He brought
only (loom. . -Along in lSTi.'1-M nmo a few
of tho inoro fortunate who had made
"a raise." Two of them returned aud
paid up their . creditors in full
who had leen by creditors given over. But
few came to remain. They "staid around"
home a few weeks, turned up their noses at tho
finall prices asked for drinks, cigars aud stews,
treated even body, grew reHtlHss and wore off
again. Bclatives of the not returned beset
them with inquiries which they found it diffi
cult to answer, because there was an idea pre
valent in tho village that a man in California
onsht to make money, and why didn't he?
Sometimos oil visiting my native village I
stand before one of these old-fashioned houses
from whose door thirty-four yeara ago there
went forth for the last time tho young Argonaut
on his way to the ship. There is no more than
one such li'oiso in the villago. The door is
double, the knockor is Mill upon it,the window
panes are small, the front gate is the samo and
up to the door the same stone lie upon the
walk. But within all aro strangers. The father
and mother are past anxious iuquiry of their
son. The sisters are married aud live or have
died elsewhere. A new generation is
all about They never heard of him. The
great event of that period, tho sailing of that
ship for California, is sometimes recalled by a
fow a few rapidly diminishing. His name is
all but forgottoii. "Some of them have a dim re
membrance. In his time he was an important
young man in the village. He sot the fashion
iu collars and the newest style of plugs. Oh,
fame, how fleeting! What is a generation? A
puff. A few old maids recollect him. What
a pity, what a shame that we do ail fade as a
AVhat a sad place ; what a living grave ia this
for him to return to ! Where would ho find
the most familiar names? In tho cemetery.
Who would he feel most like? Like "Itip Van
Winkle." Who are these bright and blooming
lassos passing by? They are her grown-up
children she with whom he sat ud that Sun
day night in tho old-fashioned front parlor on f
t:. oid-faslnonod sofa. here is she? That
is she, that tvtout, middle-aged woman aoross
the street. Is she thinking of him? No: she
Is thinking whether there shall he cabbage
or turnips for dinner. Who is that codgery
looking man going up the street?
That is the man she didn't wait for and mar
rind. Should tho Argonaut return home if he
could? No. IiCt him stay where he is aud
dream on of her as she was, bright, Kay,
lively, bloomin" and possibly romantic. Tie
dreain is solid happiness compared with- tho
reality. Let him at twilight sit in his cabin
door, on Delirium Tremens bar, and dreain
on while the sun gilds Iho foothill summits.
If he can cannot ho dream s-jberly, let him got
a bottle of corn whisky and dream on that.
Better even that than' the hard, cold, damp,
pray reality. What is the end of it all?
Boiies! Bones!! Bones!!!
I THE SOUL OF BEN HILL. j
Wherein It and What It It Kstate
Tho following were tho remarks of U. S.
Senator Tngalls, of Kansas, 011 the doath of
Ben Hill, the Georgia statesman, and for which
Senator Ingalla was severely criticised by a
New York minister:
Ben Hill has gone to tho undiscovered
country. Whether his journey thither was
but one step across an imperceptible frontier,
or whether an interminable ocean, blank, un
fluctuating and voiceless, stretches between
these earthly coasts and those invisible shores
we do not know. Whether on tho August
morning after death he saw a more glorious
sunrise with unimaginable splendor above a
celestial horizon, or whether ilia apathetic and
unconscious ashes still sleep in cold obstruc
tion and insensible oblivion we do not
kuow. Whether his strong and subtle
energies found instant exercise in
another forum, whether hi3 dex
trous and disciplined faculties are
now contending in a higher senate than ours
for supremacy, or whether his powers were
dissipated and dispersed with Lis parting
breath wo do not know. Whether his pas
sions, ambitions aud affections will sway, at
tract and impel, whether he yet remembers us
as wo remember hiin--we do not kuow. These
are tho unsolved, tho"iiisolnble problems of
mortal life and human destiny, which prompted
tho troubled patriarch to ask" that momentous
question for which the centuries have given
no answer: uIf a man die, shall he live agaiu?"
Every man is the centro of a circle whose fatal
cir2umfercnce ho can not pass. Within its
narrow confines he is potential, beyond it he
perishes ; and if immortality is a splendid but
delusive dream,'if the incompleteness of every
career, even tho longest and most fortunate, bo
not supplemented aud perfected after its ter
mination here, thon he who dreads to die
should fear to live, for life is a tragedy more
desolate and inexplicable than death.
Diamond Field and Ostrich Farming.
At a meeting of tho Sau Francisco Geograph
ical society, .Surgeon Major C. J. Sketchley
road a very interesting paper entitled "A Trip
to the Diamond Fields of South Africa." After
describing tho travel by rail for several hun
dred miles, then by wagons over sandy deserts,
with ehif ting sands filling eyes, nose, mouth,
and cars, he sketched Kimberlcy, the centre of
the diamond industry. The most important
mine, the Kimberley, lies in the centre of the
town, being nothing more than a huge hole
dug in the ground COO feet deep and from 1,200
to 1,400 yards across. Here thousands of men
mostly natives are toiling; digging outjthe
clayey soil in which the precious stones are
found. The valuo of the diamonds shipped
during the year ending August, lt2 amounted
to $5,000,000. Oil account of tho isolated posi
tion of tho district supplies are expensive, the
cost for carting goods being about $175 a ton,
while wood goes as high as 900 a load. Sick
ness, particularly fever, at certain seasons
prevails, some of the physicians in the district
enjoying practices valued at 10,000 or 12,000
Dr. Sketchley also explained the mode of
ostrich fanning, Baying that about one and a
half acres of land were required to keep one
pair of birds. From each pair about thirty
chickens would be hatched during a year, but
by means of the inenbators, which are now ex
tensively used, between seventy and eighty
chickens could be hatched. Formerly it was
customary to kill the birds to secure the
feathers, but in the last few years it had been
ascertained that the birds could be plucked,
and that each one would yield about Si5 worth
of feathers yearly. A large amount of money
is invested iu the business, and tho exports to
England and America are large. The lecturer
said he saw uo roaa.in why ostrich farming
could not be snc-eisfnlly practiced in Cali
fornia. Many of tho birds, he said, lived to a
very old age, and as an illustration he men
tioned one pair that bail been in the possession
of one of the tribes for ora eighty years.
It One Don't Stiek the Other May.
Georga F. Wilson, of Providence, R. I , made
a will leaving SoOO.OOO tohis daughter Alice.
After this they quarreled, but ho did not change
the wUl until Jau. 13 of this year. Six days
later ho died, and the second will was found,
which bequeaths stock in the Itumford Chemi
cal works, valued at 9 HO, t, to Brown uni
versity, and to Dartmouth college stock to the
amount of S.VI.OOO. These liequests are left in
trust, and at the end of five years the colleges
receive the legacies. To Alice, his daughter
ho leaves fifty shares of the company's sto.I.
in trust, she to receive the income only, tie
valu6 being about 2o,000. Tho bulk of tho
property he leaves to hia sons, George and
tilery, anionntiug to $300,000 each. Alice at
once contested the will, alleging that when it
was executed her father was not of a sound
mind- During the hearing the remarkable fact
was sworn to that Mr. Wilson had forbidden
the first .will to be destroyed, so that in case
the last fail to hold good the former would.
If the case goes to a higher court eome.BU.f
priuiug developments are expected,
tR If. 8toddard.J ! J
No; not as I love bar do I lovo yorj. '
Ixl . --I. I.... U ....
For were I falaa to her, could 1 be true
(Answer) to you, or any woman? No! j
' I am steadfast, if not good. But I tniy be
tJoin good and steadfast, if you lovo me,
nweoi 1 ,
And though to others the terupeiduou tea.
To you the spent wave breaking at your
Ttto Thousand Applications fur Patent
In One Tear.
. The Washington correspondent of 1 uo New
York Evening 1'ost reports tho imbalance of a
roccnt address by Mr. Edward M. Bentlcy, one
of tho examiners in the electrical division of
the patent office. Speaking of tho work of tho
eleotricity division and of the recent marvelous
development of electrical inventions, Mr.
Bentlcy said that about two thousand applica
tions for patents in electricity wore filed iu
1S3U, of which about two-thirds wore granted
To show how the subjoct had grown iu im
portance within a very few yeara, ho said that
in 1877 electricity was a sub-class in a division.
Now it is tho largest division in the office aud
regarded as the nioet important
This astonishing growth is duo chiefly to two
causes: First, the invention of tho telephone;
aud second, the development of the magneto
electric machine. The telophone had opened,
directly and indirectly,a wide field of inventions,
The minds of many persons throughout the
country were turned to this class of invention,
and not only were improvements on the tele
phone itself attempted, but attention was given
to a great many incidental appliances useful iu
its successful application
The second great stimulus to invention was
tho development of tho magneto-electric ma
chine. For thirty years tho world bad lieeti
awaiting a cheap and convenient source of elec
tricity. Immediately following the discov
eries of Faraday and others, from
ISoO to 1S40, there was a wide
spread effort to make practical use of them,
aud special activity wan manifested in tho line
of electric lighting. Tho arc light was put
into practical form, and the foundations of in
candescent lighting were laid But no eco
nomic source of electricity was at hand, for
the galvanic battery consumed too much zinc
for profit The priuciplerof the magneto-nia-
chiuo had, indeed, been long Known, imt it
was left for an Italian. Pacinotti.iu 18tK. toper-
feet a machine wherein con tin no in aud con
stant, curronts were generated. Tho idea liter
ally lay on the shelf however, until 1870, when
Gramme reinvented practically tho samo ma
chine, and pushed it into notice. Ho was
speedily followed by the Siemens brothers, of
iseriin, ana oy mr. irusu anu oiuers in mis
The maimeto-machine. affording a cheap
and abundant Bupply of elcctricity.immediately
rendorod practical all tne nau-compieieu in
ventions of thirty years, and opened the way
tomanynow ones. Brush got his patent iu
1877, Weston soon after, and the growth of the
electricity division has been steady aud mar
velous ever since. The inventions had been,
however, rather in the application of known
principles than in the discovery of new ones:
for during tho fifty years that has elapsed
since the investigations of Faraday, little new
has been added to the science of electricity.
The present activity springs from the applica
tion of well known exhibitions of the still un
known force. And, moreover, only a few of
these features of the science have been as yet
made of practical rise.
One of tho broadest and most successful pat
ents appears to bo tho telephone. The man
whose name is perhaps more widely known
than any other iu connection with inventions in
this branch of invention is Edison. Tho
"Wizard "of Menlo Park" is an inventor rather
than a so'iontist His most famous achieve
ments have been in the improvement iu tele
graphy and in the incandescent light The ver
satility and fertility of his mind are amazing,
and he enjoys the distinction of being the man
who has taken out more patents than any one
in this country and probably in the world.
Wendell FhillipHat Mo uie.
Boston Cor. Chicago Advance.
A little plain house in a narrow street whose
unfashionable vicinity has been chiefly sur
rendered to city traffic, a painted doorway, a
worn sill admitting to a narrow, dingy hall and
carpetless stairway, all these impressions
followed rapidly bofore I wa3 admitted to a
reception room? Happily, no; Mr Phillips
study. "He is in, and will see you shortly."
Meauwhile I have opportunity for a back
ward glance of memory, for placing my
thought aud my iutorest amid the scenes
of the last generation. Nothing elso were
possible in that room. Tho fur
niture, books, ornaments, everything barring
the rich but neutral rug on the door, suggests
the past A capacious old sofa, with faded
plush cushions and afghan, speaks of infinite
comfort Two hospitable arm chairs of
carved mahogany proclaim their indifference
to the upholsterer's art An elaborately
carved table occupving the whole centre of the
room is piled with "books, manuscripts, papers,
reports. Other tables, similarly "laden, are
against the walL On the mantle stands a bust
of Elizabeth Fry, the tireless English philan
thropist. Near by is another bust, that of
Theodore Tarker. Across the study is another
of earth's great ones. A stern, resolute face
that might be taken for one of the Hebrew
prophets. Despised, vilified in tho past, the
name of John Brown is fast coming to its own.
Before Mr. Phillips entered I began to know
him. He spoke of ante-bellum days, of the
time when he was mobbed in this his native
city; of the insolent, even dangerous, recep
tion accorded him in Cincinnati during the war.
when after speaking an hour amid jeers and
hisses and a running salute of eggs aud mis
siles, the owner of the hall, fearing for his
property, desired Ids withdrawal. He spoke
of tne co-workera in those days, nearly ad of
whom have passed away before him. Cheer
fully, yet with a little pathos: "Well, we old
Abolitionists ought to die. It is time for ns to
die and give place to younger men." "Are
fou writing any reminiscences of those days?"
ventured to inquire. "No, I have not the
time. It ought to be done. Garrison was the
man to do it He ought to have done it He
meant to, but he was always given to putting
off things. At one time he took a retired study
for the purpose, moved his books and papers
into it, planning to work at the matter diligent
ly, and never entered the room again.".
The Ace of Human Freedom Is at
Heretofore the years have been all-conquering
; but they shall conquer ns no more. We
are becoming too strong to be longer enslaved
by circumstance ; too manly and too womanly
to accept parts in the theatre of life assigned
us by other actora We no longer accept with
servile gratitude such parts as we can get We
take our own. Adverse winds are howling
about us with chilling deadliness, tut they
will not harm ns. There be human bodies
like Meranon's statue that give forth their
truest and greatest melody under the rush of
the mightiest tempest The world is coming
to be full of such man and women; full of
souls brimmed and over-flowing with the
tremnlous anger and long borne injury cul
minating at last into desperate revolt, men at
the turn of whose hand the continents will be
in motion as if the increased whirl of the
earth had precipitated chaos; men who are
prepared to rush ahead with ail the impetus of
a long matured power; men who scorn fear;
men panoplied in reckless courage beyond the
touch of death; secure from danger as the on-
CauRe or Xenralffia.
Tho theory of Romberg, that neuralgia is the
prayer of the suffering nervefor healthy blood
and more of it, ia now generally received by
Kumpieions of Hanks.
A worthy old couple at St Column, Franca,
died and left their son a few hundred francs.
He was suspicious of bauks and thought the
safest way to keep the money was to bnry it in
the grave of his parents. A body-snatcher,
hnntiug for cadavers, found and appropriated
the niouey. If the funds had not been there
the youug man might have lost the bones of
his aucextora, which, under the circumstance-',
he resuriectiOiiists left him. He ought tf
have followed the exampla of thrifty Hebrew,
whose r-aiher lyi:ig. left a will in which he
charged his son to put $1,000 in his coffin to be
buriod with hint. The young man had great
discretion and placed his check for the amount
in tee ctu.
DKS MOIN'KS s OMAHA
ONr ACCOUNT OF HIS
Immense Practice in
WILL MAKE MIS
Saturday. May 1 9, 1 803,
AND WILL UUMAIN ONE, DAY,
WIIEItE HE CAN ISE CONslJir EI ON THE
, Ear & Eye, Tbroal & Lus, Um Kidneys '
Bladder and Hemale Diseases as Well as All
Chronic and Nervous Diseases.
Has discovered the greatest cure in the world for weakness of the back and limbs, invol
untary discharge. Impoieiicy, general dehilit v, nei voiisne., languor, confusion of Idea, palpi
tation of the heart , liiiilUity, lieiiibiii.g. diiiiiii sN ol .IkIiI or glddliifSN. diseases of the head,
throat, nose or skin. :tlTectioin of the liver, luiiji". aloiuuch or bowels these terrible disorders,
arising from solitary habilM of youth -and reci wt practices moie fatal to the victim than the
songs of Syrens to ll.e maiines of I l ssjs, blight lug tlo-lr ino-t radient hoj.es or anticipations,
rendering marriage imposKihle.
1 hose tliat are sullering Irom tin- evil practice, wlileli destroy mrir niriiiai aim puyaic-u
The svinptom. of which are a dull' distressed mind, which unfit them for perjorii.Iiif their lim-iuc-rs
and social dulies, makes happy luairiagea ImpoMHlbln, dlalierses the action of the heart
depression of spirits, evil foiebodingK, cowardice, leais. dreams. ickiIcks ulghu, dlzzlfceaa, fr
getlulliesa, unnatural discharge, pain iu the back and hip, shorl breathing, iiielaucholy, tire
easily of company and have prefeieiicc to be alone, feeling an tired in the morning um wheu re
tiring, .seminal weaknes. loi-t manhood, while bone deposit III the urine. i;ervouiiii-H, tiembllng
conluxioii of thought, watery and weak eyes, dyspepsia, constipation, palette, pain aud weak
ness 111 tne limns, etc., sliould coiihuii. me nninc uiau-iy anu oe renioieu 10 pcno. i ni-aun.
Who have become victims of solitary vice, that dreadful and destructive habit which mutually
sweep to an untimely grave thousands id young men ol ex ailed talent and urililaiil Intellect
who in i: lit otherwise entrance listening senators with the thunders of their eloquence or waken
to ecstacy the living lyic, may tall with confidence.
Married perrons or young men contemplating marriage beware of physical weakness. Loaa
of procrealive power, iinpotency or uuy other disqualification speedily lelleved. He who places
hiinsell under the care ot in 1 -ishhlati may religiously cotdid in his lioi or as a gentleman, and
confidently rely upon hi skill a a physician.
Immediately cured and full vigor restored. This distiessing affection, which renders life a bur
den and marriage impossl hie. in the penalty
Voting men are apt to commit cxeceKe Horn not
may ensue. iovs who that Uinlei Xanils iiiik siiiijeci will ueny inai procrciuiou in losi sooner vj
t hose lalliiig into improper habits than by the prudent. Kennies being deprived ot the pleas
ines of heaill. offsprings, the in utt .seiiou anu destructive cjii.ptoin. ol bolh mind anil body
;.rie. I lie s slein I.ecoiucH uerange.i. I lie pnysicsn
lic portc.i-. neivoii irritathliil), ds;cpiu. pal iillal n n ol Uie heart, ludlge.lloli, ConsillU
tional d- liiiily. wasting of the frame, cough coiimiimi tiou and denlh.
A GUHE WAHKANTEU.
l'erons ruined in health by uiilcai Ded pretender who keeps them trifling month after month
taking povonoiis and injiiiioiis ciiuipoino:. MjOIiIiI
graduated t one of 'he most eminent college in
nnii-t i:--lii;i-li ng cures I hat w'le ever Known. Many trounieu Willi ringing in uie ears anu
head w hen asleen. ereat rjervoiisne.s. being alarmed at eel lain oiinds. with ireoneiit blushiiigs.
attended mini-time wilh deral.geinent ol I lie
TAKE PARTICUAK NOTICE.
Dr. F. j.ddresse all those who have injured themsi Ive by Improiier Indulgence and solitary
habits which ruin both mind and bodv, untitling them for business, sludv, :iet or iiiarriai-ri.
These aie some of the n:i. iiif-iouc holy eii.-cts prodiced by the early habits of youth, Viz:
Weaknes of the back nntl limbs, pains in I he bead and di nines of bight, loss of muscular flow
er, palpitation of the heart, dys:rpia. n I voiih irritability, d.-raii;ccii,eiit of digestive lunct ions,
debility, consumption, etc.
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or workmanship, repair for the same will be furnished at place of sal, f ree of emerge, er the
price of said repairs, as per agent's price list, will b paid la cash by tb purchaeer producing
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