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Train 3 and 4. numbeiinK 39 aa.l 4o west of
Ked Cloud, run daily excel i Sunday.
K. C ST. JOE A. C B. R. R.
STATIONS : "PBE8joK$u 00,5,0
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leave Iravea leaver
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COUTH. MOUTH. SOUTH.
Ob1m- 7.Wp.ni 8.00 a.m. 12.50 a. in.
FauiIliou..... .1T " 8.37 " . ih.
Hprini?neld s. " 9.oo " 3.06
LouUVllle 8-69 " 5.5 3.50 -
Weeping Water. 9.24 9.40 5.00
Avoca 9.37 9.53 " 5.45 "
lunbar lo.Of io.2l " 6.13
Kaunas City - 0.37 a.ni 7.07 p.m.
St. Loali P-n. 8 X a.m.
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NORTH. KOKTH. M)KTU.
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YausasCllV 8.3 p.u. 7.o7 a.iu.
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avoca. 045 " .&4 2.10 "
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LouUvuIe. n.ai - 4.33 " 3.5u "
PapiliW 1.20 fc.15 - 5.25 -
Omaha arrive a.oo " ettt - 7.otf "
The above is Je&erson City time, which is 14
minutes faster tban Omaba time.
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J. W. Marshall. F. M
CiXV DIRECTORY .
GEORGES, SMITH, Mayor.
WILLIAM U. CUSUlXi, Treasurer.
J. D. aiHtitOi, City Clerk.
WlLLaTf PXJITKNGfcH. Police Judse.
K. a. W1NOH AM.Cuy Attorney.
F. a. MUKPUy.Cblelof folice,
F. McCANN, Overseer of Streets.
C. KUSilNKK. Chief of fire irpu
8. H. K1CUMu.Nl, Cb'a Board 01 Health
1st Ward Wm . Uerold. H. M. Bons,
2nd Wra J. M. r'attersou, J. U. Fairfield.
3d Ward M. ki. Aluri hy , J. E. Morrison.
4tu Ward F. O. Lehobwif. F. McCallau.
.TVftSS! R RTRline. J. W. BABNES.
M. A. HAKTllr iN Win. Wl.N 1U.KS1 EEK.
L, D. BEWfclT, V. V. LEOftAUO,
7WsiMkr-J'b. W. MARSHALL.
XT. IL NEWELL, County Treasurer.
J.W. JKNMNUS. County Clerk.
J. W. . OILNSO.N. County Judge.
H. W. H Valfci. Sherifi.
CVKUS ALlON.Sup'tof Pub. Instruction.
O. w. FAlUFiELi. County Surveyor.
F. F. UASS. Coroner.
JAMES CBAWKOKD. South Bend Precinct.
AM'L KICHABUSO.N. Ml. Pleasant Precinct.
A. H. iOLl, Plattsinoutli
Ifcrtlea having busiuess with the County
Conimlsstuneis. will and thein in session the
First Monday and Tueaday of each month.
BOARD or TRADE.
FEAJfK CAKKUrU. President.
J. jl. CONNOK, HltNKx" BJtCK, VJe-Presl-
WM. 8, WISE, Secretary.
Begular meetings of the Board at the Court
&outf.ine orst Tuesday e veulug of each month.
I Ha IS -
J. F. B A UfJElSTER
. Fomlanee FrerK, Pure MUk
attMded to. aad Fresb Milk
f oral shed when wanted. ly
y Btosm office.
. Fairfield, residence.
D. H. Wheeler & Co . office.
J. P. Taylor, residence.
First National Bank.
P. E. Uuffuer's ofUce.J
J. P. Young, store.
K. W. flyers, residence.
Fairfield's ice offico.
Herald Plb. Co office.
J. N. Wlie, retldence.
M. M. Chapman.
W. 1. JoniMi,
A. N. Sullivan, "
II. K. Palmer,
W. II. Hchlldknecbt, office.
Sullivan St Woo ey,
A. W. Mcutughlln. residence.
A. Patterson, livery.
C. M. Holme.
1. Ueiiuett. residence.
leo. S. Smith, office.
I A. Moore, Uor st.
J. W. Karnes, residence.
K. H. I.I vine ton, office,
J. V. Weckliacli, residence.
'hu. plain Wrlclit. '
W. II. Schlldkiiecbt "
ieo. H Smith,
K. it, Livingston.
C. C. Ballard,
The switch board connect Plattimouth with
Ashland, Arlington, Blair, Council Blufls, Fre
mont. Lincoln, Omaha KUlium Station,
Papilllon. Springfield, Louisville South Bend
smith &, di:eoiv.
ATTOKNEYS AT LAV,
the Courts in the state.
Will practice in all
Office over First Na
UU. A, HALISUrKV,
fflce over Smith. Black & Co's. Drug Store.
Urst class deuli&try at reasonable prices, 23l
tH. MKAIIK, 91. I..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office on Main
Street, Sherwood's Block, south side. Office
open day and night
COUNTY rilYSICIAX, CASS COUNTY.
ATTORXEY AT -W & NOTARY PUBLIC.
PLATTSMOUTII. - NKBRAHKA
Agent for Stea-nslilp lines to and from Europe.
It- R. MVIliro.V. M.
PHYSICIAN A 8UKUEON.
OFFI E HOURS, from 10 a. in., to 2 p.
Examin..; Surgeon for U. S. Pension.
FBVmnr 1 v 1 v 11 u it ,
Can be found by calling at his office, corner 7th
and Main Streets, In J. 11. Waterman's bouse.
JAM. . JIATIIEWM
A "'H'f EY AT LAW.
Office over I' ker A At rood's store, south qI.i-
MlKOilU A CliAKK.
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in all
the Courts in the State.
District A.farae,y and Notary Public.
Will H. -
VOLZ.ECTIOJVS H SfJSCf "4 Kit,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real E- r t 'ire In
surance and Collection Agency OMn -Umor
block. Plattsmouth Xebraskl 22m3
U. II. WUKliLKlt CO.
..W. OFFICK. Real Iu.tate. Fire and Life I u
surauce AgeaiS. 1'iattsmoutD. Nnbraebo v.i-
.twP'ta?"pay,!rB- ilavo a complete abstract
nlnVeV Buy aud 8eli tite. neg"lafe
, . 10 j
JAMES E. U0URI8OX,
nAZfESAr FW- Will practice in Cass
- --J-.-...6 vvuiiugj ; gives ppecia: attention
K"SM and .Vstre' ' title. Office in
..ou Diwii, i iaiiemouth, Nebraska.
JJ. C JKEWBERRY,
JUSTICE OF TH? ditae.
Has his office in the front part f his residence
on inicaeu AV.-nue. whan. n.. mav ho
readiness to attend -o the duties of the of-ncc-
BOBKBT B. WIXUHAH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office over Cairo tb' Jewelry Store,
nattsmoutb. .... Nebraska
M. A. HARTICAN
L A W Y E B ,
FirzoKK ALU's Slock. Plattsmouth Nki-.
Prompt and careful attention to
A. N. SULLIVAN.
Attorney and '.Counselor-at-uw.
OFFICE In the
second story, soac .
all business .
Union Bltck, front rooms
Prompt attention given t
BOYD & LARSEN,
Contractors and Builders.
Will give estimates 00 all kinds of work. Any
orders left at the Lumber Yards or Post
Office will receive promot attention
Heavy Truss Framing,
for barns and large buildings a specialty.
For refeienc- apply to -I. P. Young, J. V. Wee
n! t orll. a. Water man & Son. d&w
Dr. C. A. Marshall
(Successor to Clutter & Marshall,)
Preservation of natural teeth a specialty.
Teeth extracted without pain by use of
All work warrant td. Prices reasonable.
FlTZOERALD BLOCK, - PLATTBMOUTH.NEB
FIRE JSORANCE CO'S:
CITY, of London,
QUEEN, of Liverpool
FIREMAN FUND, of California
, AMERICAN EXPRESS CO..
WELL'S ' FAEGo ' CO "EXPKES8. ,
rjQhsna ftodiwwa fJoc, wrj v089n swosj
lUdi traits of lbs, Tree of Temptation
Ilanx low on its bows of delight ;
Bolt perfumes from balf-bidden blosBOtos
To gardens of pleasure invite.
Low strains of bewildering music
Float in, Ilk a passionate plea, "
Enticing to summer-robed Islands
,1Vbere dreams shall realities be.
Pnell-boand near those wooing enchantments,
Held Arm by a pitiless eye.
The soul from each quivering fibrs
Bends out in rebellion its cry.
O Duty! why Is it that always .
You stand with imperative mien,
R word-like, two-edged, and flawing,
Ourselves and our wishes between!
The pathways you point out are narrow;
The pleasures you offer are tame:
Oive once the broad freedom of Nature
Aud respite from sound of your name.
No sign shows the face of relenting,
The lips in their firmness are white, .
While words full of mastering calmness
Fall slow, as if conscious of might:
"Thou child of the earth, O so earthly!
Look out to the end of the wav.
He, shining where Duty would guide thee,
A crown ou the brow of thy day.
"Look np to the mountains whose summits
By mortals have never been trod,
And know that my pathwaj'8, though narrow,
Lt-ad out to the light of tby God."
A SCTENTinO GBAwTISH.
lageaulty Displayed 1y a Baffled
Enfleld (Va.) cor. N. Y. Sun.
The other day I was standing by a small
spring run, when I saw a crawfish coming tail
first down the stream. Tbe crawfish is usu
ally slow and cautious in bis movements, but
this one was in a big hurry. Tbe stream was
obstructed by a recent storm. TVheu the
crawfish reached the obstruction he did not
appear at all disconcerted. He moved and
acted as though used to overcome such little
difficulties. After feeling about for a while
very gently with his tail and evidently look
ing for a hole be turned around and moved
slowly toward the right bank stopping occa
sionally to push his claws through the cracks
of tbe sticks to see if they would not open
wide enough to let him pass. He was disap
pointed. With a quick motion he returned
to tbe centre of the stream. Then ha slowly
moved to the left bank, carefully examining
every inch of the way, but with no bttter
success. For the first time' lie showed sur
prise, with a little temper. He turned around
and doubled up his tail. "Thump, thump,
thump, " went his tail against the obstruction.
He repeated tbe thumping several times, uud
in as many places, but all to no purpose.
The dam stood fast.
His next effort deserved a better fata.
Going some distance up the stream he raised
from tbe bottom a large round stone and
placed hintiielf behind it. "With the aid of
the current he sent it whirling against tha
obstruction. It shook tbe whole fabric from
one end to the other. But no breach wa3
made. No timbers gave way. He re-examined
the works before he vras convinced that
his last effort was a failure. He hesitated as
though uncertain whether to renew tbe at
tack or raise the siege. He finally moved
near to the shore, where he appeared to take
a scientific view of things. He raised one
claw out of the water and extended it along
the bottom stick of the obstruction as though
he was trying to find tbo eud. This he could
not do, for tbe end rested too far out on the
embankment. Appearing to be much dis
satisfied, he gave a sudden flap with his tail,
and, with a bound, sent himself clear across
the stream to the other shore. Here he re
peated tbe experiment and apparently with
After he had carefully examined the end of
the stick be slowly and thoughtfully returned
to the opposite side. Going up tbe stream
about three feet, be began to build a dam.
One end rested high upon the bank, while the
other went sloping downward toward the
center of the stream. What all this was for
at first I could not conceive. Boon the water
began to rise. In a little time it was running
around tbe abutment. The sand began
washing and caving in. Presently the end
of tbe bottom stick fell into the water with a
splash. Another and another followed, the
current sweeping them around like a door on
hinges. Soon the whole 'structure fell and
went floating down the stream. The craw
fish went sailing triumphantly down the
stream. As be passed by with a nod of his
head I thought I heard him Bay "science,
A Era of Cheapness.
1 here is no disputing the tact that raw
material the world over has become very
cheap. Wool commands . lower prices than
at any time during the past forty years. Cot
ton was never so cheap as it is to-day.
Wheat, which averaged $1.33 per bushel for
the thirty years ending 1875, was reduced to
fl.19 per boshel for the seven year -"
June 30, 1882. During the past summer it
has bean from four to five cents cheaper. Of
course, these are" the New York or export
quotations. This diminution in price of
these and otlier necessaries of life is due in a
great measure to the extension of the rail
way and telegraph systems, which have
equalized and reduced freight charges. The
wool, wheat and cotton of remote regions
is now available for any part of the world
where they are needed, and every year sees
a reduction in tbe cost of transportation.
Tbe world, for years to come, Is tolerably
sure of cheap and abundant food and cloth
ing, for while tbe railroads are reducing
their charges for the transportation of the
prime necessaries of life, mechanical Inven
tion is steadily improving, so that woolen,
cotton, and other goods are supplied at less
cost every few years.
;Tom Thumb and the Bnrs;lsrh
Tom Thumb was a brave little man. He
had lots of presents in his pretty house in
one of tbe prettiest of the New England
towns, and some of these presents were most
valuable. There was a snuff-box from Prince
Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, pre
sented to Tom Thumb when he was shown to
the court at Windsor. This he prised very
highly, as well as a number of other elegant
things which were given him by tbe nobility
and gentry of Great Britain. On one occa
sion tbe knowledge that he kept these articles
in his bouse excited the undisguised envy of a
party of burglars, who thought they would
have an easy job with the small family. Tom
was awakened at dead of night to tbe knowl
edge that burglars were in the lower rooms.
His wife begged him to let them complete
their work on tbe plea that his life was more
valuable than all the gold and silver in the
world. But the little man, who, though small
in stature, bad the courage of a giant,
went to his bureau drawer, took out two
handsomely chased revolvers one was tha
gift from the crown prince of ' Prussia, and
crept down to tbe parlor, where he saw two
men busy at work on a safe constructed 111
Stop that," be said quickly, ' or here's 4
bullet for each of you."
Tbe men turned round in alarm, and almost
laughed to see the diminutive figure that
stood a few feet off. One of them threatened
If too make a step toward me I nre,"
said Tom, and they saw a revolver in each of
his little hands.
You're a plucky little fellow, " exclaimed
the other burglar, " and by I'll have
nothing to do with tbis." Then, addressing
Tom : " If we go will you keep quiet I" .
" Leave my house," said Tom. .
At this moment, Mrs. Btratton, who bad
coma down and saw .the scone, screamed
aloud. Tha two burglars thought no mors
about it, but made a rush and scrambled out
of tha window. ' In the flight one of them
dropped a gold signet ring, which Tom was
aver after proud touow as a' memento 01
bisancounter with burglars, lie was sever
af tor molested.
Tbs tsoTeraor pardons all men under cover.
nor " -
'Where's tbo mo who will pardon the
rive an J thirty years had elapsed since
Robert An h wood left the eastern homo to seek
his fortune, and the fickle dame had never.
in all that time, played him false. Only, he
had found no society in which be cared to
spend the calm evening- of his days. His
heart turned longingly back upon the old
home. In all tbe years of his wanderings be
had seen no woman whom he coukl love well
enough to make her his wife; and he prayed
that he might yet find a faithful bosom upon
which he could rest his weary head in trust
ful confidence and love. 80 he offered all
his Dorado property for sale and though the
people were pained to see him leaving them,
yet they gladly bid for his valuable estate.
When all his business had beeu settled, and
tbe rjalance-sheet brought to him by his pri
vate secretary for inspection, he was truly
surprised. At first he could not believe it.
He had known that his property was exten
sive and valuable; and had known also tbat
his bank account was large, seeing tbat be
owned the bulk of the bank himself; but
when he looked at the foot of the column of
totals, and saw the sum total of all saw it
running away into the millions over three
millions when he was assured tbat he had
read aright, and tbat tho figures did not lie,
he was astonished.
Government bonds hail then come into the
market, and had already reached a premium.
His first movement on reaching San Fran
cisco, was to lock $3,000,000 safely up in regis
tered bonds. The money was deposited with
the sub-treasurer there, whith orders tbat tho
bonds should be sent to his address at New
York. After paying for tho bonds he had
left between $100,000 and r0,000 in gold, of
which ho reserved sufficient to pay his ex-
ienses on the rood, placing the rest in bank.
and taking a draft on New York in ex
change, which draft for security's sake he
gave into the hands of a reliable express com
pany. And it was well that he did s?, for
between tbe Great Salt lake and Cheyenne
his pockets were picked of overy dollar be
had with him.
- Arriving in New York, Robert first looked
after his bonds and his draft. The bonds
were safe and awaiting his call, whilo the
draft arrived on the very day of his own ar
rival, having come on tbe same train.
And now for bis visit to Belmont. If ho
could not find a loving heart there, then ho
knew not were to look. But if he was to find
true love it must not be known that he was
wealthy. No, the love bis heart yearned for
was a pure, loyal love for poor Bobby Ash
worth, just as he was when ho set forth to
seek his fortune. So he went to a clothing
store where second hand garments were sold
and purchased a full suit as sadly worn and
faded as he could feel comfortable in, clad in
which he set forth on his trial trip.
Arrived at Belmont and the steam cars
took him to the very center of the town he
found the place wonderfully grown. Where
be had left green fields and tangled hedges,
were now broad streets, flanked with- stores
and dwellings. In short, the place had grown
to full six times its size five-and-thirty years
before. At the smallest and poorest public
house he stopped and ordered supper; and,
whilo it was being prepared, ho asked after
tbe Speeds. Did any one present know them?
Yes, a man was sitting there in the bar-room
who had formerly worked for them. Said he:
"Well, stranger, it would be very difficult
to tell you just how they stand. If you could
take 'em for what they think of themselves,
they'd lie two of the biggest men in creation.
That's Nathan and Thomas. About a score
of years ago they got to feelin' above work
and took to playin' tho big-bug entirely.
They let out tbe mills, and went to livin on
the interest of their money, and it's my opin
ion 'at they've come to dippin' pretty deep
into their principal. Howsumever they're
"And Peter Speed what has become of
"O, he is hei-e, the same poor, hard-workin,
unfort'nit man he always was. He did, one
spell drink a little too much ; hut he finally
married a woman that made a saved man of
"But didnt his father leave him any
thing?" Not outright. The old man, somehow, got
set against tbe boy thought he was wild
and frolicsome, and unsafe to be trusted with
money; so he left liim in the care of his two
"Well," pursued Robert, "and what have
they done for him?'
neany, stranger, 1 aon t like to say any
thing against tbem two men : but if the truth
was told I think it would come out 'at they
meant, from tbe first, to have the whole
property in their own hands. For a time
they refused to let the poor fellow have
money on the plea that he would drink it all
up, and then, when he fell in love with Kitty
Moore, they told him if . he married her that
they would cast him off forever. You see,
Kitty, bless her sweet face, aye, and bless
her noble heart, too. Kitty was a poor girl
an orphan working in one of the mills,
and tha big-feelhV men thought it would be
a stain upon them if their brother should
marry her. Howsoever, Poter took his own
way. He marned the dear girl, and he's tbe
father of five as pretty children as you ever
set eyes on, and as happy as cau be, notwith
standin' be has to dig pretty hard to keep the
wolf from tbe door
It was just in the edge of the evening a
chill autumnal evening that the door-bell
was rung at the aristocratic residence of tbe
Hon. Nathan Speed, and shortly afterward
a servant announced that a man wished to
speak to the master.
Nathan Speed had grown to be a man of
four-and-fifty, red-faced and obese, dressed
m a satin house-robe, pride stamped in every
feature. His wife, sitting near by, was the
same. Her face betrayed the use of tbe
wine-cup, while the sparkle of many dia
monds told where much of her husband's
money had gone.
What a sight for the proud man to meet in
his own front hall I A stout, broad-shouldered
man, brown visaged and full-bearded,
habited in a poverty-stricken garb, and evi
dently very poor.
"Nathan! don't you know me? your
cousin, Robert! Ah, I've had hard tuck on
the road. Beyond Cheyenne I was robbed of
every dollar I had with me, and
"Hold on!" The -proud man raised his
band. He wanted to hear no more. He knew
of no claims which his cousin could have on
him. And further: "You promised your
uncle you would never again apply for
Have I asked for help!"
No; but it was coming."
No, Nathan, you mistake. I only ask a
Then you'd better go aad hunt up your
cousin Peter. He would make a boon com
panion for you, 1 doubt not."
Robert got away as quickly as possible, re
solved next to call upon his cousin Thomas.
He found Thomas at home, and clearly un
der tbe influence of wine not intoxicated, but
his blood unduly heated thereby.
And Thomas was even more harsh and un
kind than Nathan had been; and he, too,
twnntingly advised the poor wanderer to go
a td seek his cousin Peter, as one who would
be a fitting companion for him.
And to Peter Speed's poor cottage Robert
made bis way. Not even a poor roof to cove
his head had the wealthy brothers given to
their half brother. .The cottage, really be
longing to Nathan, was hired of an agent;
and more than once tbe poor man had come
very near being turned out for non-payment
What!" cried Peter, when the wayfarer
and made himself known. "Is it Bobby r
Dont deceive me. Come in where it Is light."
And ' be lad tbe new-comer into tbe little
kitchen, where tbe supper table stood, with
the remains of tbe evening meal upon 14
By tbe lamp-light Robert saw a woman the
sweetest-faced woman,, be thought, be -bad
ever seen standing near tbe table, end near
by two of tbem at tbe table, two sitting by
the stove, while one clung to its mother's
drees were five children the oldest not mix
thanr - .wm . '-.
"Ah! I know y-mf Yoa, l oan eee the dear
old face, notwithstanding the years, and the
brown tan, and the beard. Robert, old fel
low I bless your dear, true heart! how aro
They shook bands, a few more words,
then Peter exclaimed:
"O Kitty 1 in oil the days of my early child
hood, saving only my sainted motlier, this
was tbe only true and loving friend I had
my cousin Robert. I was but a wee bit of an
urchin when he went away, but I can re
member how my mother bad to tear my arms
from his nock, as though It had been but
Kitty greeted the man cordially, though at
first incUued to be shy. At length sho said
with a smila tbat captured Cousin Bob for
ever. "Realty, Cousin Robert, I ought not to feel
that you are a stranger. Peter bas talked of
you so often, and with such warmth in his
heart, that I have regarded j-ou more in the
character of a true brother than anything
A few more words, and thon Peter bo
thought himself that his cousin might lo
hungry. But no. He had eaten a hearty
supper just before dark.
"I cat at tbo little tavern at the lo'vor end
of the village, and shall spend tbo nigbt
"Spend tbe night there! You will, eb?
How's that, Kitty C
"I think we can mnko him comfortable,'
tho wife said. - -
"Well, I think so, too, Robert."
By and by, after three of tbe children tho
youngest had been kissed all around and
put to bed, and, by the way, tbe little 4-year-old
Robert, named after tbe elder of the ilk,
cried lustily when they tore him away from
"Uncle 'Obert" he was to be uncle to them
after this, said Peter, in his frank, hearty
off-hand way: .
"Say, old fellow, I suppose you have como
home somewhat under the weather, oh f
Robert told him that he bail left San Fran
cisco with between $200 and $300 in his pocket.
but he bad boon robbed between Great Salt
lake and Cheyenne of every dollar of it. "I
went to slecD in the car." he explained, "at
nisht. and must have been chloroformed on
top of that,"-
"Well. well, cried Peter, giving him a
friendly pat on - the knee, and speaking from
the heart, "dou t you worry. Thank Uod,
you have health and strength. W H fix you
up a good, comfortable' shake-down here, old
fellow, and we'll look around and see what
can be done. I wish you could find work
hel-e and live . with us. Yon 6han't pay a
penny more than it costs us. Anyhow, bore's
your home for now, Robert."
Robert said he would think or it. And he
told tbe storv of his visit, to the mansions of
Nathan and Thomas. Peter's brow contract
ed and bis face grew dark. He said but lit
tle. "For my Kitty's sake," he whispered,
I never speak the names of those men when
I can avoid it."
It was very near the hour of midnight when
the trio began to think of bed.- As they ai-ose
frem their seats Robert took a band of Peter's
and tne of Kitty's, and so held them while be
spoke. His voice was tremulous, aud his eyes
Peter 1 Kitty! True hearts! I don't
want you to be spending the night in specu
lations upon the future. I came back to tbo
old home resolved tbat I would put my three
cousins into the balance and weigh them I
have done.it, and you know the result. I told
you I was robbed on tbe road. So I was, but I
had taken the precaution to send ray fortune
on ahead of me; so I only lost tbe trifle I had
reserved for expenses on my journey.
"Dear hearts! When I came to reckon np
my possessions, six months ago, and found
myself the owner of more money than I
could ever spend, I felt tbe need of the one
thing that was not mine a true heart to lovo
heart to love me in return and some
body to help ma enjoy my wealth. There!
Now to bed, and on tho morrow we will con
sider. One thing, my dear Peter your days
of digging and delving are past and gone.
He drew her gently toward him, and she
kissed him a sweet, sisterly kiss, warmed
with dewey eyes and a loving smile, but she
could not speak.
On tbe following morning Robert learned
for the first time that tbe grand residences of
Nathan and Thomas Speed were for sale.
They bad reached the end of their financial
means, and wished to sell out and leave tbe
Then Robert sat down, with Peter and
Kitty, and frankly gave them a statement of
his wealth. At first Peter could hardly bo
lieve that be bad heard aright; while as for
Kitty, sbo' could not comprehend tho rast
ness of the ram; but they finally knew this:
They were to be Robert's chosen companions
thenceforth ; to fear the wolf they and their
little ones no more forever
Robert went to New York, where he en
gaged an agent, who was to work in bis own
name, to come to Belmont aud purchase
every piece of property that the Speed Broth
ers had to selL
There was great wonderment when it was
known tbat a stranger had purchased all the
Speed property; and that wonderment was
increased ten-folds when a week later it be
came know n that Robert Ash worth was tbe
purchaser, and tbat the palatial mansion of
Natban Speed bad been decided to his half
Aye, and more still ; to Peter Speed and to
Peter's .wife and children. ' had been duly
made over all tbe mills, and - houses, ' and
lands, clear of all incumbrance, formerly
belonging to tbe brothers aforesaid.
But who shall tell tbe feelings of Nathan
and Thomas wben it came to tbem that the
poor wayfarer tbe brown-faced cousin
whom they had so harshly turned from their
doors, was the "power behind the throne""
that had furnished all tbe money O! tbe
torture of .that vain regret and deep chagrin
was terrible. But tbat was not tbe worst.
The, worst came when Nathan's wife was
brought to the need of applying to cousin
Robert for help.
The crowning joy was yet to come a joy
of which Robert A-sL worth - had often
dreamed, but w.jch he bad never dared to
promise himself. After Peter and Kitty had
wnoved into the great house Kitty's sister
Mary came to visit them. Polly' was the
name by which she was always called. Bbe
was two years older than her sister, possess
ing the same sweet face and loving honest
heart." Robert fell desperately in love at
sight, and she very soon loved him in return.
W hen she came to wind her arms around his
neck, and nestle fondly and confidingly upon
his bosom, he knew that it was himself she
loved and his cup of joy was foil to the
A Plea tor the
There is not a thing about him but pure
dog; if he has an ancestor whose courage
would seem to urge him to do a bruve deed,
such as to snap at the horse or cow, or kill a
chicken, be had another ancestor that was
intensely timid, and while tbe two latent and
ancient characters are fighting for suprem
acy, tbe "See" is behaving himself. He don't
appear to side with any of his ancient bouse.
He often seems to pause as if undecided in
some action, and I conclude it is the old fight
of his ancestry. If one wants him to bark.
another, of the quiet breed, wants him to
keep stilL If one wants him to go into tbe
mud and water, another wants him to
keep out, so while tbe ancestral instincts
are setting it between themselves, the "fice"
is doing nothing, waiting as it were for a de
cision. And this law seems to hold all through
the whole category of instincts and peculiari
ties that make so much trouble. Theoreti
cally the fice bas all the good and bad traits
of the dog family, .but none of them - ever
crop out, for tbe simple reason that when one
attempts to assert itself, one on the other side
says bold on, and while they are trying to
ooroe to ' a conclusion, the Tlce is doing
nothing. Io fact be never has -anything to
do, for if be tries even, the question of pri
ority comes up between the ancestors, and
that settles it; tbe "fice" never gets a chance
to do anything he starts to do; so be can only
behave himself and do nothing. To any .one
who wants 'a' dog - pure o4 sjmpla, I oasj
reooBMBejyi the "fice."
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