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CUlRCU, COLIIArP & CO.,
PUBLISHERS, ' - ,; j
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' ' ' : ! "LIBERTY AND..U N,I ON, x O NE AND I N SEP A A BL E'N 6'W AND ' & 6 Rli'V E Hi" ' .t. ; L .j . 1 c:
tTBf.k(v,e ,nj on fcbort notice.
Stmy Xotice (eacbbeaJ) . . - r3 .
Local Notices Cbirge Ittncitcl Aitrti. a tm
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HO LL AD AY & CO.; '
triiole'" "! RetU Ieir in
tKUGS, MKDHMNti, PAINT, OIL, &c,
P. O Bni'dlnK, Kain St.,
" WM. II. McCRTERY, ,
W'bole8ie d Retail Dealer in
Banks, Vall-;iaprr and Stationery,
n Corner Main arl 1ft S'!,
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Dealer in t
Dry GooH Groceries fggS & Notions.
Foot of Min Street Dear Levee,
VM. T. DEN. :
TrtrMeMla anU Retail dealer in
GENERAL MER HANDISE. ,
ffirn Thiers PI" ws. Stoves. Furniture
COXMISSIOVAXD F0R1VARDIXG UERCIIAXT
Jtm ctreet bet Lev-e and 1st,
gnhetr market price paid for Ilidet, Pe'ti, Fun and
product by , , .WM, T. DUN...
G M. HENDERSON; '
Dpir io Foreign aoJ Douiei.'ic '
DRY (iOODS AND (JKOCERIES
Main tot. lat and 2.1 Sta.,
BEE II HALL, LUNCH ROOM
i.KD I-KillT GROCERY STORK,
Usui Let. Ut and 2d SU..
J. L. McGEE fie CO ...
D aler in
GENE it AL MERCHANDISE.
H. L." RI ATI! EWSr
PHYSICIAN AND bURGEON,
CITV DRUG STOKE
A S Ht)I.LDAY M D
Qriiuatci i 1S61 ; Located in BrounvLue talSifi )
PiivvoAn, Stoim avA OUMric;;in,
Dr. H. ha on hai'l "ooiol'tw cts f Atnputat
kp, Ticp'i'B'tig au I Obst.'.'tricul tntrum-ntM.
0ce: Uohoay x Co's Drugstore. V. O.
JV. Spoc al.-"ti'nticn given to Oottctrn-s'anJ
lb di.etic of w-.inn and -hiMren. x-44-l.v
cTf. STEWART. M D
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
South ERt corner f M un and First StreeU
I'ruci HorKS 7 t. 9 a. M.anJ 1 to 2 and fi i-
'vwx'i')E forest' rORTElC "
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND LAND
OrFlCK-In Kew Court Hone Boilding. with Pro
kite J ufipf . v 2 uvg
T.W.Tipton O.D.Hewett J. S. Church
TIPTON, HEWETT.& CHURCH.
Attorneys at Law.
CSce iiiitcPheriou aBluck, Main at. between 2d &il
J. n. BROaDY;
THOMAS & BROADY
Attorneys at Law & Solicitors in Chancery,
Office over Dorser'a Clotbing Store,
V AT 3L..A.W.
EBRAStA C1TT. KKBRSKA..
s. u. iiAKicixarux,
Attorney and Cotiiiclnr at Law,
Beatrice, Gige Co Xeb.
B. F. rEKKIKS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
TrcHmeh, Joknton Ct., Srb
CHEMEU F NYE.
Attorney at Law and War Claim Agent,
BOOTS & SHOES.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Klin Street Idoora below toe -nitheat corner of 2nd
lias us baud ft superior Block of lixits and Sb- e
H1 the bst material and ability for doing
iST'Cuntom Work dona Kith Hrntnea andditpatc.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Main Between 1st h. 2d Street
Takes this method of informing th public that
l has onband ft plndid assortment of Genl'a and
4i6 Mutes' and Children'
. Boots. &, shoes.
tJCiton ork done with neatneaa and dipatch.2
pairintdikne n short notice. ln-30 1nu
J. H. BAUER.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
tURXESS. liRIDLES A COLLARS
KandSasdone to order stifact!on pnarrantied
ShKp 0n Main tel. IU and id ttt..
Manufacturer and r.ealer in -
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS,
lps and Laba of every fe.crtpUon, 1 Plastering
ilair. Cab paid for Hides.
' Corner Main and 24 Sta..
'TtvtNPON. ' - D. O. C&06S.
8TEVEXSON & CROSS, Proprietor-,
On Lefe St.. between Main Jt Atlantic,
and t B ' cunTcnleot to the Sinja Boat Lndln(r,
na the bnmehs art of tbe City. The bet accommo
imu iatbeiCity. 2io rains wilt be p.redin msk
a mens con'ortat)le. Gjo4 Stable' aid Corral cou
snieot io the noose ' '
MICHAEL FINiK. Proprietor.
nouthidt Main between 1st and 2nd atreets,
"Abjat fcH Hoars, or for fiegtilar Brder, at
I5alraus. : IMI-ly
L. D. BO BISOIX, Proprietor.
Avfeod aod Utrery Stable in connection withibe
'OCS.. Front .lrk hlwn Kim iii ft'al.r
J K. BEAR.
AGENT. TOR THE
Mercha'nV's Union Express Company
7?STERHUITI0M TELEGRAPH COUP AUT
-.' 'InKl.wson'aE'.ock.Sa fioor, EaUiatrinr.
JOHN C. DEUSER, '
''' Dealer in
STOVES, TINWARE, PUMPS, &c.
, Opposite McPberoniB"ock,
SHELLEBERGER BRO'S .
Manufacturert and Dealer in
TIMVAJtE STOVES HARDWARE CARPEN
TER'S TOOLS HLACKSMITH'S
FURXISHISGS ic. - '
VcPhers..n' Bi.k HrcwnviMe Xeb.
J. H. BESON.
Will do BLArKMlTIIIXG of all kind.
AiJt Hone Shoeing lroninrt of Waaont and Sleight
, and Machine Work a Specialty.
Shnpn Main St., webt of MoPberon'a Block.
J. W r J. C. GIBSON.
B I. A C K B M I T H S
SHOP on 1st between Mnin atid l.
All Work done to order SatitJ action Guarrantied
: , JOHN FLORA, - -D
L A C K SMI T 1 H
Stup n Vatff Street South -of - mrricsn IIou
tdtfC.n V..rV wll k'n l le tfd.-- 12 12
; W'lLLIAM ROSS ELL.. .
ObXFEtJTD-XERY AND- W STORE
Fresh Bread. Cakeg. Ojster , Fruit Ac, cu hand.
- KoutbMile Main bet wwn lut r d 21 street t, -
J. P. DETJSER, !
Canfectifiraries Toys,- Noiions ; &e.,
Main liot. let and 2 t S't ,
Proprietor of the CIT CAKERT. Fancy Wed
diiiit Cuke truihel on kberi notice Denier .
in Confectl ntrie Fruit and bet Family Flour.
Main Street bet let and 2d,
G. P. BERKLEY,
CARRIAGE AND SION" PAirTTEE.
Grniucr, Gi1er, GJnzier and Pnpr-llavrjer.
All Viit 1 i:e nil SU.-rt N'uli'-e Ftvr-rab'e Tfmi aiiil
Wairauied 1' vr T.re ft iVi St re. Mii
BROHWI ILLE, KEURASKA. 12-21-ly
J. L. KOY,
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER,
North ti le Hair. St.. or-poite Fnriiitnre St re,
ns a oolenilid snit of Bath RuoaiB. Also a choice
stock of Gentlemen's Notions.
A; W. MORQAN,"
Probate Jufce & Justice cf iliC Peace,
Conn Uon Bnildi c, Main St.
J. C. McNAUGIITON,
Notary Pul.Iie a::d Conveyancer,
Agent for "National Life" and " Jl art fori Live
ttocit inturani e" Companies.
Ofllc.rin J. I.. Casou'it Bank, . -
U.KUISOX & ROUEIiTS,
BILLIARD HALL AND SALOON.
" Whitney's Block. Main street, bet. 1st &. 2d.
The bt Wines and Liquors kept const aully on hand.
.. U.,V. HUGHES,. ;
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REAL
OFFICE Court Iloxue Building, Jirtt door, wett
tide. . yl-t-ni
R. F. BARRETT.
GENERAL LAND AGENT, AND
LAND WARRANT BROKER,
Will attend to piyinn Takes for Non-residents. Per
sonal attention given to making Location. Lands.
mprcved an! unimproved, fur sola on' reasonable
terms r " it-nto-iy
REAL ESTATE AND TAX PAYING
, . AGENT, -
xriti ew nrnmnt ati nil i ion totbeaal of Heal Estate
and payment of Taxes lftronch nt be Nem.ba Land
District. OrrlCB Uistrtct uourv nx.ui.
- A. D. MARSH, '
CITY BOOK STORK
SCHOOL BOOKS STATIOEKY, &c,
Post Office, Main St.,
. . BVRCI1ES,
LANDSCAPE G A R D NER
Will the romin Spring JUnt crop In Gardens and
n Hlvai Mine hi ruurac:. . Will - aiu-hve n hand
weei Putato. Cabbage, Tomato & Pepper plant tot aie
f WORTHING & WILCOX,
COM MISSION MERCHANTS.
Anddealert in all kind of Graiyfor which they pay
the Uigheti Market 'nee tn cast.
W A GON. I MAKER
OPPOSITE DEUSER'STIN SHOP,
WAGONS, BUGGIE3, PLOWS. CULTI-
VII O US, &.C., Repanedi Miori u.ice, ai .ow raies
ani warranted tn fie saiiraction. x-u-tn nn
. - JONAS HACKER. "
Tax' ColVctoY fiir'tlie Oity'of Brownville,
IFiZaffenifof'f r(ty,pn', Tcxetjor non-renaem
lanaownert tn i ema'ia luoriij. v"-ponilen-
, OC3ce on Mam bet. 1st and S1,
. .. SMITH P. TUTTLE. . -
tend ta the Protecwion cf Vlaimt h'f rt the Depart-snuRff-r
Ad Bounty Hack Pay and Pensiont Alto,
to the Collection of Sent-Annual cue on Pentium,
- OOca oer" Carsona Bauk Main atreet,
, - A.- STAFFORD, i
PHnm c.n P HIC ARTIST
Ptrtont vithing Pictures executed in the latett ttylt
oj lie An wai pitat cau 4 vj
Main atteet bet. 1st and yd street.
. KEIS WETTER . & EARSMAN,
... , . Butcher .
CITY MEAT MARKET,
Main'bet. lrtandtnd Sta..
0X0. W: POKSET. LUTHKR HOADLFT. CBAS O DOESIf
DORSEY HOADLEY Sc CO .
RE AL E TAT B A Cx ENTS, AND
DEALERS f.V tAfYP. WARRANTS AND AG
RICVLTVRsL COLLEGE StpiP. . ...
' " OfHift ill Lat.'T OTtl.K Bir.Min. . .
Btiy and sell iipoKl aod uni'ilroTed Lands. Bay,
sell and locate lnd Wrrar's ant Xf ricmtnral C .1
lese Scrip Make carefnl i.'electUn .f G vernruent
Lands for IcitiM, llninesiemi. snrt Pre empiixOi.-
Attend to con'e'ite-t n )nisie'l and Pre-et'li'n cses
in tbe LanJ Office Letters of inquiry promptly and
carefnliy answered. Correpoudeuc solicited. - SStf
Fresh Tcmatoea, la two and three pound eats,
1 SIgnS Of RlilD. : !
Toe boilow winds begin to li'ow,
Tbe cloud Ibfk black, tbt gl tss is low. .
The soot falls dovrr, the simniela slep,
And spiders from their cobwebs creep.
Last nifcht lh sun went pVe to bd,
The moon Id halos hid her bead y
The bodint; shepherd heaves sigh,
Fur tee ! a rainbiitr rpans tha sky.
The walls are damn, the litoHes rmell,
Closed is the pink eyed pitnpTnell
Hark 1 how the chains and tablet eraek:
lyiod quHik ill. duvK, tli- peacocks cry,
The d.xtant hills are Iwkipjf nijrh.
How ret l st are the snortinu twiae- .
Tho basy flis .llsturb the Vine.
Lw i'er the gros the twallow wingt t
The e'rirUet, too, how loud It sings, ; -'
Puss on the henrtb, wjth relret pnws,
Bits smofuhing o'er he whiskered. j iw.
Through th cl sr stream the fih-a raise,
And mvibly catch the inovuti..m flios. .
Tbe sheep were seen at early liat,
' Cmppiag the mend with eager bite.
Though May, the Air is co!d and chill; ,
The mellow blackbird's Toice is still. . (
The gl'-Wiwnrm, nnmarous Rnd bright, .
Illum'd the dewy d jII last night. 1
At duk tbe squalid toad, waj seen
Hopping, crawling o'er the green. ..
'The rog ha I st its ye!l"W t'et, ' ' ''
And in u dingy "nit is dtcsmd.
The4eeoh, disturb.-d, is rjwly f isea
. Q iite to the su . mil if hi pris m.-
' 1 he whirling wiud tho dot obeys,
And in the r.pid rddy plays. ' '
i H.V 4 'g- eo altered in his, uwte, .
Quit.i mutton-bone.-) on grs?s to feast.
And S'C yon rooks, h.'W o ld thair fl gbt
Tbey :injit:it the gliding kite; .
Or setm, precipitate to tail,
Aif tuey felt the piercing ball.
-Twill nrely rain I se, with "sorrow,
Our jaunt must be put tff to-morrow. ,
'Waited fur at Bownley Station.
As I .stood at tny door, lookiog for a
parsiD c tb, I could not blp.witbm2 thai
I bnd i&krn my wife's advice, aud gone
19 Dowulf y by an earlier iram. Tb
weather bad -jrovvn much worse instead
of Leuer, aud not only did ihe wind b!iW
as boisterously as i; ha l done . all dy.
but it gusts oow drove before thpm a
beavy rain wbich would have wetted one
ihrnugh in a very few mifuies. ; As a
rule disengased cab-i crawlin? slowly past
tny houe wt re a rjuaiiceti aud iuw I
had united full a quarter of an hour
without seeing one, and I knew that the
margin beyond the number of minute
absolutely necessary for gelling to the
iation was crowing dangerously narrow.
There.was a howl there v a deluge!
I could never walk to the.btatiou in this.
Ah! ihere was one. In. answer to the
man'd hail I d.tshed through my linie
garden, and in a few seconds was inside
a four wheeler.
Great Southern, sir? yes sir," snid the
man a he. stood at the door, the rain
pouring from hisoilkio in stream. "An
unccmuioo nasty night, sir." ,
So it was, and so I rancy the poor fel
low found it, for, when he opened the
door for me to alight at tbe station, a
complete ring of water formed, where he
htood. We were in pretty good time
after. all. and I got my ticket and was
seated comfortably in the carriage for
some minutes before the moment cf
starting. There were very few passen
gers in any of the carnages., and in the
one' by 'which I traveled, and which was
marked for the TJ wnley branch, ih-ir
were but two or three, and I was the on
ly occupant of. my compartment. Tbe
last bll had rung, the whistle had. soun
ded, the premonitory scream from th'e
engine bad been, given, antl then of
course, haa followed the firi tug, when I
heard a voice khout.
'"This way, sir. this way." .
A guard lore along the platform, fol
lowed by a belated passenger; my door
was unlocked, "the 6tranger jumped pint
ing in. the door was slammed loo, a
tlnllinc cbinged hands rapidly, and we
swept from . the ?tatioc. ;
"By Jove, exclaimed the new comr.
wiping his" forehead as he epoke,'bv
Jove, that was a clo?e thing."
Very," I assentedt'and the last train
"The last, train, certainly." said rav
companion. believe there is no way
whatever of getting to Djwnly if ,you
miss thia traitL"'
'There is none' I replied, which is
very inconvenient," .- : :
' Oh exressivly so." returned he.
"Have you any objection !''
"Of ciurse, as he .said ibis, lie exhibi
ted his cigar case and finding I, hid no
orjectiou. he pressed a cicnr upnn nie.
which'I inay,reiiiatk was one of the ve,ry
best I ever ' enioked. arid then, without,
further -spach', he "reclined wiihhia i.-yes
cloved as tho'ugli in dep tliouiht. '
He was- a tall good-looking man, with
fine beard and mustache! very .rdae'e and
full. But T could no help thinking ihat
his hend wa a Siiile 'too much like a
head fr m a hair dressers window; and
his attire was a trifle. too like a picture
from a fashion book!. Somehow, every
thing about him was too new and glossy
to please 'me 'entirely, and his jewelry
was also too profuse, but it could not be
denied that his cigar was a capitol one.
I sank into a revery as deep as bis
own : indeed, I rather suspect ! had
begun to doze, when I was roused by
the slopping of the' tram. My compan
ion roused himself too. I was oh the
side nearer to the platform, and looked
out. - . . ,, w.
"A rough nigbt still, isn't, it V he
tl is,; :. indeed," I replied. Just put
your head oyt, and try. how the wind is
blowing.' -K . ; "
"No, thanJc you.' he replied," with a
smile," I will take your, word for it."
'I liughed in reply, and was nbmit to
close it window!' when the iruard too":ed
in. -' The cfiical passed on, but returned.
i in a lew s?cona, ana starea .snmewnat
curiously, ! fancied, into the carnage.
The scream and Xhe tug came again and
on .we' wept. '" . , . :
,' "That fellow had a good stare at you,
said my companion. Y '
.' Well, I fancied he loolced chiefly;
you," I raid ; !,kbut the fact' was, I havsj
no doubt, he smelt a eomewbat'' power-'
full odor of tobacco, and he wished Us to
see that he'did.' ' , .;.
."I houldn,l .wondef;"faid the stronger
throwing himself back., with ;the languid
air 'of one who lakes no interest J' a
ponvf rsation. ' r . "V" ; ;v '
"Dj w e;pp again before we, ariive
at Diwnley branch?"
' N..4,I replied. ' :
"Very good ihn." he rontnued ; let
us make ourselves comfortable."..,.
A'id. by way of doing this, he unlocked
a black valiee ' he had with him, and
drew out a couple of boiiles of champigne
which proved as good in qutlity as his
cigars. He next produced contrivances
for glasses, 'which' shut " up into a mere
ring.' With these appliances,' very mer
rily journevfd over ih twelve ' miles
which remained of the main line, when
Diwnly "Junction." was now shouted:
and, an soon as'we Came to a stand, )ur
carnage wa detached from the train.
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"All" tickets,, ready. - it you please,
said the collector, appearing at the door.
As we handed our pieces of pasteboard
to the inaii, the same giard who had
twice before looked in. peered ' over his
shoulder, to the annoyance of my com
pmon. who mu'tred something strongly
condemnaiory of his impudence. '
In another moment lhe" mam line train
was thundering over the viaduct, and
da.-hing, with its roaring and its spark,
into utter darlne?, while - our modest
litile engine came fussing out of some
tiding.' and was hooked on to its smaller
charge.- ' : : ' u: ! '
"Now we are off for'-'Dwnley," ex
claimed my new friend."! :
Bji he was wrong. A deHy of some
minu'es yet took place, which really
seemed quite unnecessary : for their was
not a ioul on the 'platform.--along which
the gusis of rain and wind swept fierce
ly save and except the 'siatiou mas'er!
wno. well wrapped up, twice walked
slowly . past our carriage, and looked
sideways at u, with a very keen express
ion or so I fancied. 'My fellow traveller
did not see this, as he was fixedly staring
into vacancy from the oiher side of the
carriage; At. Iat we putTVd on lo ihe
branch. We had got into pretty good
sped as we passed the second platform,
which on the Downley branch, exists
for. the conve-uieme of up passengers,
when to my amazement,' the door was
pulled open, aud a young man jumped in.
"Cmie. my lad,? I remonstrated, "this
is a dangerous gam; 'and surely we
have been long enough at the station for
you 10 get in leisurely."
Yes,"' he said with a grin.. ;
On looking at him, I thought he was
one of the most dissipated, impudent
looking young fellows I had ever seen.
"Yes you've been at the xtation' long
enough," he added.:
"Then he stopped, without any per
ceptible reason, to grin again, and : to
wink at me. I tried to freeze him by a
scornful look, but it had not the least ef
fect upon him. . : ,
"Now," he continued, "do either cf
yon gents know me ?"
"I do not." was . my reply.
My cofHpnnian turned his - face from
ihe window for a 'moment J and bestow
ing a lofty glanc of contempt upon ihe
speaker, resumed his caze. The new
comer was in no way abashed at ihe cool
manner in which his advances were re
civnd. but resumed! : . :
.'I want to have a little talk with one
of you but I don't know which. Hare
either of your ever heard of Tawell. the
Quaker, who was. waited for when he
wot, out of the tram,, all : through the
elecirio telegraph, which was a new thing
in his lime?"' '
; I etartfd.-ai the ppeaker,. while my fel
low -traveller bestowed a; momentary
glance upon him as before. '
"Oh, come." continued the young fel
low, assuming a stiil more knowing ex
pression. ' this won't do. The branch is
only seven miles long, and one of you is
wiij-tinar time awfully. : Which of you 15
likely. to he waited for ai Downley ?"
- I could .only continue my blank stare
at the boy (he was liule beltei); my fel
low. traveller-, just movtd, but. I look '.no
notice of him. '1 ' '
"Come, I say," urged the youih, don't
be a fool, one of you. -I'm' lelegrnph
clerk at the Junction, and I have wired
to, Downley to have a couple of blues
ready for this carriage two hundred
anl four B; ihat's the number you see.
Oh. that's enough," he . went on, : turn
ing lo my companion ; ."1 can see which
isjhe pany. You're in for it: mister."
"But bui why should how could any
body know?" began ihe gentleman, and
his voice was now hifsky and quivering-
"That doesn't matter, that , I see," re
torted the youth, "the only question is,
are you afraid of &i policeman just now,
or are .you not ?" -. ;;. : . .- ,' ' .
; Well, there are circumstances at pres
ent . ';..,-.": " J '.:
...That will do," interrupted thsxlerk;
"I don't want to know any particular!.
It was the guard of th down trains Bill
Rixon (he's been a; policeman himself.)
pui the station master at lQe Junction on
. ihe cnt. r' They.Avere very close 'orer
, it. j Ddn'i say; to me. .'hTe Sam. --ynt
share in whatever. reward we get ; '. and
of course they pxpwcied to gpt something. .
"But what' is the use 0f. yojr.: telling '.
me this now ?"-demand ibri genilentnrl.
"Ju?t . this.", returned Mr. ; Samuel.
"Can you find a pound or two for. advice
that .will get you put eafe.?;' : ;
'v,Yer here are five loreeigus. ' Will
that do?" aid my friend. ::' .' ' i; :
.r'Good ?" ejaculated tha clerk, drop
ping -the money into his-pockot ; nov
listen. t .About a. mile ibis side of .Down
ley. the road is unier repair,'" and ' the
orders are nut to run over at raore "than
five '-rades anhoar--in fact, just; before
they get there, ihe train very nearly $tops.
I'll tell, you be. right place to jump "cut.
and I've got a key. IJ this , other party
can'minnge if, he had Veuer made him
self tcarce too 1 ihinki ' There: will be
a row!wlen theyopenthedoors.at Down
Uy," . . , s r .- .' - r:
' But what will you do V asked my fel
low traveller. . , '" ' ' '
Whf. you dont suppose I should be
euch a fool as to stay in ' after1 you had
got oui.t' retorted iheclerkwith a laugh.
;,N)body knows I'mi in the train,..and
its worth my walking four miles to my
lodgings if I can earn five pounds by do
"Now, sir,' said the stranger, turning
to me, "it is not fair for me to 'involre
you in this .trouble." ? 5. ' -.-j ;
"D.m't mention it,"; J said. It wits a
stupid thing to JsSy,' but perhaps 'he
chainpige had something to dorwith it.
"Bull musnnentiorr it, "returned my
fellow-passenger.1 ,.-Th:iaci is that it is
danerous.foryou ta remain; here, r If
the carriau arrives with no one bui you
in it, the tdHcers'will certainly 'mistake
you t'or -me. Two day?, at leas; will be
required U) establish your- identity, dur
ing which you will be kept closely rcon
fined." ; . T ls' '.1 - -i
" This was ah alarming propect indeed.
Two day's confinement, not lo speak of
the nnnoyance'and disgri'ce,- would have
been ruiii'tc me I had business on the
following day of vital importance, which
pou'.d not pssibly be postponed, aad my
companion's anticipaiions seemed only,
too probable. "I hope," I said hesitatin
gly I hope you have not been engaged in
any transaction cf ' a questionable na
ture.'' ,. y . -: .. z
' Oh. as to , that,' returned my com
panion, "I will tell you frankly ihe whole
truth About this painful case. You . are
ajrenileman. and a man of honor,' nnd
will not betray me. I' am an officer in
the army. I cannot now enter into par
ticulars, but my linutenani-cilonel was a
scoundrel, a .villiin at th? deepest dye.
I challenged hint I hirse-whipped him ;'
the coward bore his disgrace." But his
11m- came . He brought most unfounded
charges against me, which, were certain
officers in England, here I could easily
rebut In their absence I may be ruined. I
sent ofT two expresses 'to Cnnada and
Bengal yesterday, but until they re
turn I must conceal myself. Burl weary
Far from it," I exciaimed.'pray go
"I have little more to say," he resumed
''You know why I fly. I will tell you
who I am. My name ia. Lionel Gerald,
de Mortimer have you an army list
about you " ; .,,
. I raechnnicglly clapped .my hands upon
my waisicoat pockets, as if to quite cert
ain on the matter, aud regretfully said,
"No I have not."
"It's of little consequence, I shall
mprely have shown. you that the Honor
able Gerald deMortimer's name is in
no plebeian corps. My father ihe bar
on'! nam is of course familar to you."
I murmurpd that"' it wa, and Samuel
the telegraph clerk, also murmured that
ii was familiar lo him. '
May I coufide in you ?" said the fug
itves ' . s
"Yon can." I exclaimed. "You can,"
echoed Samuel, and then we all shmk
hands The officer Mooped 10 his valise
agnin, and the clerk hurriedly whisper
"I say, we're-all right"
He winked and strock the side cf his
nose with his finder, and I mechanically
imitated hij gesture. The-irain was
slackening speed now, buiMhe' captain
for such I had decided wa his rank
produced another bottle','' t hi. li'tne of
brandy, and wo alt ihree quifT-'d to his
escape-2-Samuel, .'the lelepraph clerk,
dfirinsr. it seemed lo me. .rather' more
than his share. ' Adieu my preserver'
exclaimed thfl' offisir, as th cleric rose
c&refuHy. unlocked the door.
"Fling out your ba," said the youth;
this was accordingly done.' "Now jump
the way the train; is going."
We did so ' and though a cood deal
shaken no harm-was done.' and nre saw
the angry lights at the rear of the car
riasps duappear with quickened upeed
round a curve.
"Well I'm off." exclimd the clerk;
"good luck to you, captain and hs van
ished in the darkuess.
."Now where on earth are we lo go ?"
said my friend. ''I only thought of com
ing to . Downley, because It was, 1 sup
posed a quiet, retired5 placei ; but I don't
know the neighborhood.'1-'. : :
do," I said, "follow me." . He fol
lowed me accordingly,- and I -told him
that I would lake him to the little inn'Jat
which; I usually ' Icdged; and where -1
could obtain aJbed for him. This latter
he declined.. He. said he would just
wash; and hive soma bread and chsjse,
and .then Tralk across the country to a
towa-he named some few. miles off. I
of ourse allowed him:to deside on'his
own movement without. cnrnmfnt,' and in
;a ftWi min.utes ; we i arrived at the inn.
which. was. luckily, a.-: cood way out of
Downley in our direction.". ' Tired and
sfdis'.ied as. he wa?, for the .5 niq;t.wiu.
sulj wet nod lmpesiBous. ihe.ofiicer de
cided upon having "his' trust." as he
called it, which turned, out to be a. very
heariy meal of cold f otsi'beef before rs
freshing himself with a wash.. -I then
tcok htm up stairs to tnyr.ocm. acd;a3
wh crossed the landing he said, pointing
to the staircase':'"' ' " " ' "' Ti '
: "Where-dose thaCfiight lead to?"" -Ohwonly
to the -back yard :of 'th
hpiije,"! replied and we entered r-,-"
-.1 had obtained- two candles,- and he
went' Jaking hi valise with him, into the
dressing room'.hile I sorted some pa
per which I had Irouiiht dow.-l wuh'me:
I heard him washing.: and; in a minute
or j tvvor hearing a fool, -step 1 comio?
from the dressing room, I looked up. J
recoiled with an exc'ain.ition of alarmj
for there stood a -man in 'a moleskrrr
jacket and trowsers, cloth capt-haven
face, close cui ha.ir:-; . - V
"Who are you Vl .exclaimed, grasp
ing mv chair as a possible weapon of de
fencV" - '
"Oh. it's all right, I shou!d say, if you
don't know me," said the man, and Tre
cognized the voice of Captain de Morii-
mer. . . .
4 What!" I cried, more astounded
than beforei "n;the tiame of all
that's wonderfol. what does this mean?"
- "You- are not a bid. fellow, but you
are very green, a greater, spoony I never
saw nor a better hearted ODe, .Why,
old fellow, you stare "its' if you bad never
readif a sham moustache or beard. Good
byeold chap, you cava made a mistake
to nisht; that's all ; aed.our sharp: youtig
friend of..ths .telegraph department has
made much greater . I wor't r ask you
to'shake hands with 'me 'again; hecause
you nre a gentleman and a man of honor',
though soi,rand.I.'ni a-rraguey but take
thlS." -- - . ' : - . .--:.
, As he spoke.he offered ma a ring. , , ,
I don't , want"- 1 'began. .
'Norisense," h said, '"take- it. It is
one of the few-things which "are really
and honestly my own ; believe ma :for
once when. I. tell you I have had the ring
for twenty years. That's right ! I wish
you luck. Good-bye. . v .
He was gone valisej moleskin clothes
felt cap and all. I heard him run steal
thily down the book stairs, aud I never
saw him. again.,. I had disturbed sleep
that night, dreaming of officers both cf
the army and of ihe police, and woke
very little refreshed in- the morning.
Luckily, the weather was fins, "and my
business demanded that I ehould be in
Djwnley early. : ;
As I entered the market-place, I saw
several small group staring ai placards,
evidently newly fixed; indeed", a man
was posting one up . as I - got- there. I
naturally stopped to see what it was
about, -and saw that 11 was headed in
bold type. "Robbery five hundred pounds
re-vard.' It went on to describe the
appearance of Mr John Macedy in such
language as left very little doubt as to
who was my companion on the preceding
j ' Den. Wade. ' l
Soon after taking his seat in the Sen
ate, a fire-eating Southerner, in debate,
grossly . asssailed a Free State Senator.
As no allusion, was made to hiujsf If or
his State! Wade sat htiW, but when the
Senate adjourned, he said openly if ever
a Southern Senator made such an attack
on him or Ohio, while ha sat on that
fl or, he would brand him- as a liar.
This coming lo the ears of the Sautnern
.nan. a Senator took secaion to poimeiily
$penk, a few days afterward, cf Ohio
and her people as nero thieves. In
stantly Mr. Wade prang. to his feet and
pronounced ihe Senator . a liar. .Th
Southern Senators were astounded and
gathered arot'nd their chtmpion. while
the Northern ni'n grouped about Wade.
A feeler was put out from ihe Southern
.ide looking to retraction, but Mr. vYade
retortrd in his peculiar style, and de
manded an apology for the insult offered
himself andhe people he represented.
The matter thus closed and a fiht was
looked upon a? certain. Th1 next day a
geralemon called-on the, Senator from
Ohio., and. asked the . usual question
touching his acknowled'ment of the code.
" "I am here." he responded, "in a
double capacity. : I represent the State
of -Ohio, and, I ; represent B-m. Wade.
As a Senator; I am opposed to dueling.
As Bn, Wade. I recognize ihncode.'"
' 'My friend feels aggrieved," said the
gentleman, "at : what you slid' in the
Senate yesterday, and will ask for an
apology or satisfaction.?' . : -
."I AV53 somewhat embarrasaed," con
tinued Senator. Wade, "by my position
yesterday,' as I have some' respect for
the Chamber' I now take this opport
unity to say what I then thought; and
you will, if you please, repeat it. Your
friend 13 ia foul-mou'.hed old black
guard." r r
"Certainly. Senator Wade, you. do not
wish me to convey such a message as
that?" l: , ' -
. ' Most usdouhtely I do; and will tell
you. for your own benefit, this friend of
yours will never noticeit."' I will not be
asked for either retractioi explanation,
or a fight?'-; ". . " . '. '
Next morning M"r. Waie came into
the Senate; and, prccceeding to his seat,
deliberately 'drew from under his coat
two large pistols, and unlocking. his desk,
laid --them inside. ' The Southern men
I'toked oa in 'silence.'while tne Norih-"
ern 'meinbrs 1 etijiyd the fire-eat'rTs
snrprisp at the pceedif of the plucky
Ohio Senator.- No further' notice was
trtken off th"1? affair tof the' diy before.
-Wade- was not chnllng ! butevr after
Vwird was - treated ' wuh poliiens's and.
Icomideratiod" fc"the 'Senator whh had
insultTrtgly -attacked! hrm."
;; T .1:7 f t:i-. i '.'j .Mi-i.l . ..i if il.-
. . .- - -. - ...
tEdltorst Corrtspoder.ee of the Toledi E'adcJ
0?TTtirA tin-A pril 1 1t 'frTrut
zcFof politicarreasons itf lfcol 'iriusai
got the -atart of 'ihis state 'and ihufift
maintains Nebraska injJiat-yeRt had
a populaaoa-cfiXlUitvoiv-U-ii usarLj
10O,0C0- Ii.wai tdtnitteJ imq iti Vpi-
bef of tdn2res. -This slate has the disJ
tinguishredhoEor.of being the first and onip
oner of, the new Mates, which jnakef not
political distinction on account of color.
It was made a coiiditjon" precedent' tot
their admission.; There are -a great
many colored persons'here ; and I have
never been in a cominunity where'lliej
are treated with more kindness anJ 're
spect by all plrties,! and.. where less cf
the lang about theniggez" indulged
in than here,r y- . ; ' .. .
'The "charter of the country approximates-
to'a Vasf plairr strechihg f rom -h9 -bottom
lands of the Missouri River ta
ths base of-the-RrckyMountains inters
ected by the. swiftly liowing.'aod uanivi
gable .Platte, and Niobrarah, and th.
streams ihat flow into. them. .This plt
is gently andulating,1 semetimes rut up .
by ravines, and diver-ified by snilj knollj
ULtil-it'reaches'tha Black IIilU -'' . ' ''-!
.. iThe Platte. rises, in ihe- mountains be
tween Denver and Fort Lar3:iie, ar,d,
its valley is. from ten to twenty. mils io,
width,' and embrace.3 some of the richest,
as 1 well as 'the -most hopelejsly "stenl?
soil in the- world, which "remark may
equally apply to the- entire rtateu: Tha
cultivablii portions of , the state, are coo
fined 10 the river bottoms and to 'ttha
country 150 mile's west of the Missouri
river '-While ' the' country is not fill-d
withJakes lika:Minnesota, it is in!ef-
sected by small rivers. , : 0
The fertility of ihe soil is wonderful
eighty bushels of-.com to the acre being
faited in the valley of the Platte ; which
in the Tekama bottom, and mariy' other,
place, wheat averages forty bushel tha
acre. The wheat raised on the Elk
horo weights sixty, pounds to the bushels
on ,ihe .Tekama .it. wc'ohs sixty-twa
pounds ; ia Dikotah' iixiy-three pound
to the bushel ; and owing to the dryness
of the atmosphere, -wheat is hot liable "W
the diaease,of the.ru3t.; ' u - : ""- 1
. Land is.vv.orth fromSa.50 to S3.00 pffr
acre. Congress has gjvea to the Unioa
Pacific Ruil-road every-alternate (un
even numbered) sections of land vitbia
twenty miles of the road, the even num.-.
bered (alternate) sections within this
limit are reserved to the government."
Thialand has.been withhold from preem
ption and homestead, entry by ihe auth-
oritiesr .but by an order of ihe Ccrjimis
sioner of the general land office, it will
be' open for euch entry and preemptioa
on and after May 7th, 1S63.
One-of the' tblngs which'strike tha
traveler in this region is ihe fact that in
almost every place ; Oiiio is well . repre
sented. Among the prominent bu nnesr
men I met many were forrnerjy of Ohio
arnong vvhom were Augustui Kountze,
Eq ' Treasurer of Stale, the ' leading2
banker ; a splendid gentleman, who has'
branch national-banks at Cheyenne and
Denver: Creighion, Hurford, McCorm
ick, Lncey, Stephen Wood, and many
others who have built up, thu city a;a .
from the. Buckeye State. '
.The State is Radical, and more sterl-'
ing and wide awake Republican are nor
to be found; anywhere. The Govern
or, Hon David Buttler. 13 a type of. themr
Born and raised in Indian, bred lo tha
profession of lawj carne to the, then, ter
ritory in ISoD, and settled at' PawneW
City, with the .intention of praaicing hi
profession, but went o farming, and is
now one pfjhe largest.stock-rauers west
of the river. He js aynan of .fine-ability,
extensive1, reading,.' and generous
impulses, a man "cast in nature's r.cblftst
mould," and is highly esteemvd by ihg
people. Ex-Governor Saunders, form-;
erly Governor of the Territory, is one cf.
the leading men of the Siate: A Ken
tuckian by birth, he-emigrated to loAra
and was a framer of the first construticrr.
Removing to Nebraskain 1 350, ha teJ:
came interested in all her interests. : Iq
heriting all the prejudices , of .his Ken-'
tacky birth,' be has conquered 'thm as'
Webster - our 'said, and is now oria cf
tbewort radicals. ;: He is able and pop--ular,
and amaa ,whita the people do-'
light to honor . , ...
Geo. Sheridan,' and chief of his staff,
Col. McCoy'accompanied by a pirty of
Ikdies, including Gen."- Sherman's1
daughter, were-here last week; '-They
had been to Cheyenne, and Gcv. Faulk
of Dakotah Trrritory, was. with . them..
The Ge'neraf'is'very fearful of serious
difficulties whith the Indiana.1 ' IL C.
Geo. Alfred 'Townsead. Writing frca?
Wshington,"ffays : 1 ' : !
'.'That any '-'cdnaidereable "'narnc'eV of:
congressmen are what are familiarly call'
ed "topers" nobody: believes wba lives':
in W'ashtngtoo.ua-ri's.he Is a corfirroed..
scandal-monger, incabable cf belief ia; '
human integrity.. ..There arc four or five '
men here! whom whiskey has got poshes-, '
sion of-. - 'ltS-!2v:th3r" bright spirit ' of
Senator. 2IcDougar. It is master ofs'om'gl
oihers nearly as tiobra.... Thse exceptions
being true, congress, a., ab dy. is traa
in its self-respect and ill- neoDl-i's.- Th ,
trite ell wjr-J of I ar." brtt.died to and
fro." is iilsa a r''nn!e ' rpcullctiori. ' Th .
'"Hole. in ih. Wai' ii gone, aud bat iwo
drinkiDg houses -exist. .to.. ihi aeJhbor-"'
.hood of the capital ground3." t - --.t ?
on- as -a state in. lS.TIon John. 3lt
Thayer, nnd II in, T . Tipton," TJ." S.
Senator?! and Hon. John Taife'. ihe tisrTii
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