Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, July 13, 1882, Image 2

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Thcro Is no Hook, howovor wntchod and
Hut ono rirnil lutntt In thcro;
TIktoIh no llroslflo, JiowHoo'or dof cndort,
Jiut hnM ono vacant filiulr.j ( t
Tlio nlris full of farowolltt to tho ilylnff,-
aiki mournmtfn wr mo uomii;
Tim heart of ItiiolioK for her children crying,
Will not lm coinfortod. i
Lot ns ho pidlontl Thrflo nnvoro iillllctiona
Not from tho kioiukI nrlHo,
Jilt t onoiilliuoH rolotlnl lxnoillutlnnn .
Ahiiiiiio thin (lilrk 1IhkiiIko.
Wo hoo lint dimly through tho mints and vn
iMirH, I
Amid lliuio ninthly rintnpn,
"Wlnil Kuiiiii tmt mid, hinoronl tnporfl,
May ho Huiivcn'MlHluut Jumps.
Thnro Is no ilonllil Whnt poems -.6 I trnnfll
, tlpn: , " i.
Thlriilronf inmtilltirfiith
In hut nmilmrliof thollfoKlyflliin - '
Whoso portnJ wo oull ilonth.
By B. Ii, Ptirjoon, Author of "Broad,
OhouHu and KIrhoh,"
ClUl'TKIt III.-Contimii:i).
""Heilry, Hqiiry!" she exclaimed,
" Mr. Dalton, Wluil, in Hoiivoii's niuno,
duos UiIh mean?"
"Nrithbig Hint in the lonsL ctxti ufl'ecL
you, Ellinor. A business disagreement
between tuyriolf mid Ml. . Margrave;
nothing morel" ' ,
Ilirt wife looks nwtiy from liitn, scorn
fully, nnd lurnlng to Hornco Margravo,
roslH Iter hnhd on fho scroll-work nt
tho buck of tbo cliulr in which ho is
H'is so small tin notion in itsolf; but
it says, its plainly as w'drds could over
speak It Is ho whom I trust in splto
of you, In splto of tho world."
It is not lost on llonry Diilton, who
looks n grave, reproachful glance, and
says: j'1"
" Under theso circumstances, then,'
Mr. Margrave"
"1 had no right tccomo horo.
Grunted .until should not havo como,
Ihy'hosltalod a moniont, nnil Ellinor
interrupted him"-
" I wrote to my guurdlun, requesting
him to call on mo. Mr. Diilton, what
is tho moaning of thisP What mystery
doos all this coucealP Am 1 to see my
best and oldost friond insulted in my
own house P"
" A married woman hns no friend but
hor husband; and I may not choose to
rccoivo Mr. Margravo as u visitor in our
hotiso," Henry Dultoii says, coldly and
"You shall not bo troubled any
longer witli Horaco Murgravo's Boaiotyf
Mr. Dalton." Tho lawyer rises as ho
sponks, mid walks slowly to tho door.
41 Good-morning." Ho litis his liund
upon tho look, when ho turns, and,
with u tono of suppresod emotion in
Ids voico, says to Mrs. Diilton; " Ellinor,
shako hands with mo." Sho oxtondod
both hor hands to him. Ho catches
thorn in Ids, bonds his dark head ovor
them for a moniont, a9 ho holds them in
his grasp, and then says: "Forgive mo,
Ellinor, and fnrowolll"
llo is gone. She rushes out on tho
landing-place,, nnd cries after him:
"Mr. Margruyo, guardian; Horaco,
come back if only for ono moniont,
como back!'
Hor husbnnd follows her, and catch
ing hor slpndor wrist in his strong hand
leads hor into tho drawing-room.
" Ellinor Dulton, ohooso botwoon that
. man and mo. Seek to renew your no
quaiuluneo with liim, or hold any com
munication whatever with liim, that
doos not pass through My , hands, and
wo part forever!"
Stio falls sobbing Into hor olinir.
"My only frioni," sho cries; ' my
only, only friond, and to bo parted from
him thus!" '
Her husbnnd stands at ulUtlo distance
from hor, earnestly, sadly watching her,
ns sho gives passionate vent to hor wild
outburst of emotion.
"What wretchedness! what utter
wrotohodnossl" ho says aloud. "And
no liopo of a termination to it, no chanco
ol an end to our misery!"
CUAiTlilt IV.
Henry Dalton prospered in his beloved
profession. Gray-headed ,old Judges
talked ovor their nftcr-dinuorport of tho
wonderful ucumon displayed by tho
young barrister in tho most important
and dillleult'oakos. One;, jtwo.f th'reo
years passed away, nnd tho namo of
billion began to bo ono of mark upon
tho Northern circuit. Tho dawn ofton
nu tiua ijiiiifiiifjjUiu rjiifitu Ml I 111 llll v IVB'
somblyl or listouing to tho vapid plati
Hides oi ono qijnornumorous nainii'Qrs
nnd silent adororst With Ellinor Dal
ton, to bo unbnppy wus to be reckless.
Hers was that imimlsivo and emotional
nature,- whiohyicannotAbroodupon itst
griofs Jiiu thaJquiofbiroloof tvHolltary
Jiomo. blio eonsiiloreil liorsolf wronged
by hor husband's, parsimony, still more
deoply wronged
nnd sho sought in
eu iy ins com roservo,
sought in tlio gayest circles of
fashionable London for the pcaoo which
bad never dwelt at her cold ami desortod
" His profession is all in all to him,!'
sho said; " but tlioro is at least tho world
left for mo; and, if 1 cannot be lovod, I
will prove to him that, at any rnto, I
can bo admired."
At many of tho houses in'o
was a constant visitor, Horace Margrave
was also a familiar guest. "The fashion1
found him working in his chambers in
Pupor Uirild)iigs,tvbtlulii3 hifutlsbmq
ablo and wealthy bachelor lawyer was
siiro of a wolcorao wherever mamma
had daughters to marry or papu-monoy
to Invest or mortgSgos to effect. To her
old guardian EHlnor's mahnor never
uudciwcut tho slightest shado of a
"You may rcfuso to admit him horo;
you may foroid my corrcspondcnco with
him. I acknowledge tho right you ox
erciso so harshly," she would say to hor
husband, "but you cannot shako my
faith in my dead father'! friend. You
cannot control my sonllriionts toward
tho guardian of my childhood."
Hut by degrees sho found that Horaco
Margravo was to bo scon leflq frequently
every day lit those houses in which ho
visited; it was growing a rare tiling now
for her to sco tho dark, handsomo head
proudly overtopping' tho crowd in Which
the lawyer mingled; and oven whdn sh6
did meet him, though his voico had still
ils old gentleness, there was a tacit
iivoldanco of her in his manner, which
ollbctually checked tiny confidence be
tween thoni. This wus for tlio lirst two
years after hor milrringo; in tho third
sho heard neoidentiilly that Ilonlco
Margravo was traveling in Switzerland,
and hud left tho entire management of
his very extensive business to Jiis Junior
In tho autumn of the third year from
that of hor marriage, Ellinor was stay
ing with her husband at tho country
house of his friond, Sir Lionel Haldwin.
Since that day on which tho scene with
Horace Margrave had taken place in tho
littlo drawing-room in Hertford street
Ellinor Dalton and her husband hud had
no explanation whatever. On that day,
tho young man had fallen on his knees
at tho feet of his sobbing wife, and had,
most earnestly, implored her to believp
in his faith and honor, and to boliovo
that, in everything ho did, he had a mo
live so strong anil .so disinterested, as to
warrant his actions. Ho begged hor to
believe, also, that tlio marriage, on his
part, had bci'ii wholly a love-match,
that ho had been actuated by no mer
cenary considerations whatever; and
that it he now withhold tho monoy to
which, In all appearance, she had so
good a right, it was because it was not
in his power to' lavish it Upon her. Hut
ho implored in vain. Prejudiced against
him from tho very first, sho had only
trusted him for a brief poriod, to doubt
him more completely than ever at the
first suspicion that suggested itsolf.
Wounded in hor nfVoetion lor another
an affection whoso strength, perhaps,
sho scarcely dared to whispor toiler own
soul her tooling for Henry Dalton be
came ono almost bordering on avorsion.
His simple, practical good senso; his
plain, unpolished manners; his persever
ing, energetic and untiring pursuit of n
vocation for which sho had 116 sym
pathy all these jarred upon her ro
mantic and enthusiastic temperament,
aim niinueu nor to his actual merits.
Tho world, which always contrives to
know everything, vory soon mndoJlsejK
completely acqunjutcil with tho flteMc
trio conditions ofTOr; AVdolrfTwlflfiind
tho circumstances of Henry Datum's
It was known to bo amarriago of con
venience, and not of affectiotA Ho was
a vory lucky follow, and sho was vory
much to bo pitied. This was tlio gener
al opinion, which EHlnor's palpable in
difference to hor husband wont strongly
to confirm.
Mr. and Mrs. Dalton had been stay
ing for a week at Haldwin Court, when
tho young barrister was compelled, by
his professional pursuits, to leave his
wife for a fow days under tho protection
of his old friends, Sir Lionel and Lady
" You will bo vory lumpy horo, dear
Ellinor," ho said, "tho house is full of
pleasant people, nnd you know how
groat a favorite you tiro with our host
and hostess. You will not miss mo,"
ho added, with usigh.i as ho U)pkod at
hor indifferent fare. '
"Miss you! Oh, pray dp not alarm
yourself, Mr. Dalton! J am not so u$od
to usurp' your tlmo or attention. 1
know whore your professional duties
uro coneorncd, how small a considera
tion 1 am to you."
"1 Bhduld not work hard were I not
compelled to do so, Ellinor," ho said,
with a shade of reproach visiblo m his
voico. '
" My dear Mr. Dalton," sho answered,
coldly, "1 havo no taste for mysteries.
You tiro perfectly free to pursuo your
own course "
So they parted. Sho bade him adieu
with as much well-bred indifference as
if he had been her jeweler or her haber
dasher. As tho light little phaeton
drove him off to tho railway station, ho
looked up at tho chiut.-curtained win
dows of his wifo's apartments, and said
to himself: "How longis this to ondure,
I wonder? this unmerited wretched
ness, this most qruol misconception!"
Tho morning after llonry DiiUqu's
departure, as Sir Lionol Haldwin, seat
jod at breakfast, opened the letter-bag,
'h'qjjxcluimed, with a tono of mingled
surpriso and pleasuro: "So tho wander
er has returned! At the very bottom of
tho bag I can see Horaco Margravo's
dashing superscription. Ho has re
turned to England, thon!"
llo handed his visitors their letters.
and then oponod Ms own, reserving tho
lawyer's epistle till tho last, .
"This Is delightful! Horace will bo
down hero to-night." '" "
Ellinor Dalton's cheeks grow palo at
tlio announcement; for tho mysterious
feud between hor guardian and her hus
band llashgd upon hor mind. Sho
would meot him hero, thon, alone
Now, or novor, might sho loarn this se
cretthis soorot which, no doubt, in
volved some moannoss on tho part of
Heury Dalton, the apothecary's son.
, ' ' "'Margrave will bo an immense acqui.
sition to our party will ho not, gontlo
iiionP" asked Sir Lionol.
An acquisition! Well, really now,
I don't know about that," drawled a
young Government clerk from White
hall. ''Do you know, S'Lionel" fall
tho young men under Government called
tho old Huro;iclS'Lionol,.any other pro
nunciation o"f his nnmo and title involv
ing a degreo of exertion beyond their
physical powers,) "do you know, it's
my opinion, S'Llonol, that Hornco Mar
gravo is used up. I met him at tit
whut-you-muy-call it ltousseau and
Gibbon, Child, Harold and tho Nou
vollo Heloj80. You know tho place,"
ho said, vaguely: "somowhoro In Switz
erland, in snort, lust July, nnd I never
saw a man so altered in my life"
"Altored!" exclaimed tho Haronot.
Ellinor Dalton's f(fcc'groWpnlcrtstUI: J
"Yes, 'pon my honor, S'Lionel1.' Very
much altered, indood. You don't think
ho over committed n murder, or any
thing of that kind do you?" said tho
,young man, oilcctlvely, asjio -drow,
ovor a basin olid deliberately .dropped
four or five lunjps of sugar into his cof
'fco; " because uon my fhon6r, ho
looked like that sort of thing."
"My dear Fied, don't bo a fool.
Looked like what sort of thing?"
"You know;, a guilty .conscience,
Lara, MniuYGd.' Tfoulinderstand. 'Upon
my Word;" added tho youthful official,
looking round with a' languid laugh,
"ho had such a Wandering Jcw-isli and
tiltra-Hyronic apperanco when L met
him suddqnlyTi'raongJsoiiie verynmcom-'
fortablo lciiul of oliiotno-lithogruphio
mountain scenery, that I asked him if
ho had an appointment with the Witch
of the Alps, or any of those sort of peo
ple?" One or two country visitors tried to
laugh,- butf .couldii't; and tho 'guests
front town onlyyjtared, as the young
man looked round tho table Ellinor
Dalton never took hor eyes from his
face, but scorned to wait anxiously for
any thing ho might say next.
"Perhaps Margravo has been ill,"
said tho old Haronet; " ho told mo,
when ho went to. Switzerland, .that- he
was leaving' Enghrrill because her&
quired change ol air and scene."
"111!"' sahl tho Government clerk.
" Ah, to bo sure; I never thought of
that. Ho might havo been ill. It's dif
ficult, sometimes, to draw tho lino be
tween a guilty1 conscicnco and tho'.ltve'r
complaint. Perhaps it was only '"his
liver, after all. Hut you don't think,"
ho said, appealing, returning to his
original idea, "yon don't think ho has
committed a murder and buried tho
body in Vcrulam Huildings do you?
That would account for. his going to
Switzerland, you kno". -Jy couldn't
possibly stop Vlthjfi6 body could
" You'd bettor ask him tho question
yourself, Fred," said Sir Lionel, Jaugh
mg; "if everybody had as good a con
science as Horace Margravo, tho world
would bo bettor
honorable men
cd follow; Pvij
He's a plomow:
i Atuaw-uipTiPrrwiu a"v
militnry manHIiis month full of but
tered toast aiHiiichovy paste.
"And a first-rato billiard player,"
addetl his next neighbor, busy carving a
"And ono of tho clovorcst men in tho
law," said n grave old gontloman, scn
tcntiously. ' Extremely handsomo," faltered ono
young lady.
"And thon, how accomplished!" ven
tured another.
"Then you don't think, roally now,
that ho has committed ft murder, and
buried tlio body in his chambors? '
asked tho Whitehall omployo, putting
tho question to tho company gonorally.
In tho dusk of that autumnal ovon
ing, Ellinor Dalton sat ulono in a, tiny
drawing-room leading out of tho great
saloon, which was a long room, with
six windows, and two fire-places, npd
with a groat many vory indifferent pict
ures in oxtromely linmlsomo frames.
This tiny drawing-room was a favorito
retreat of Ellinor's. It was luxuriously
furnished, and it communicated, by a
half-glass' door shrouded by heavy
amber damask curtains, with a largo
Conservatory, which opened on tho
terraco walk that ran along ouo sido of
the house Hero she satin tho. dusky
light, pensive rind thoughtful, on tho
evening after her husband's departure
Tho gontlomen were all in the billiard
room, hard at work with tho balls and
cues, trying to settle somo disputod
wager boforo the half-hour boll rang
U) summon them to their dressing
rooms. The ladies wore already at their
toilettes; and Ellinor, who had dressed
earlier than usual, was quite alone It
was too dark for hor to road or work,
and sho was too weary and listless to
ring tor lamps; so she sat with her
hands lying idly in her lap, pondering
upon wnac nau ueen said at tlio break
fast table of her sometime guardian,
Horace Margrave
Suddenly a footstep behind hor, fall
ing softly on tho thick carpet, roused
her from her rovorie, andho looked up
with a startled glance at tho glass oyer
tho low ohlnmoy-pieco. '
. Jn tho dim firelight sho saw, rollootod
in tho Shadowy depths of tho mirror,
tho haggard and nltorod faco of her
guardian, Horaco Margrave
Ho woro a loose, hoavy groat-coat,
and had his hat in his hand. He had
evidently only lust arrived.
Ho drew back on seeing Ellinor; but,
as sho turned round to speak to him,
tlio firelight bohind her left hor faco in
tho shadow, and ho did not recognize
"I bog your pardon," ho said, "for
disturbing you. I havo been looking
ovorywhoro for Sir Lionel."
"Mr. Margravo! Don't you know mo?
It is 1 Ellinor!"
His hat fell from his slondor hand,
and ho leaned against a high-back easy
chair for support.
" Ellinor Mrs. Dalton you here! I
I heard you woro in Paris, or I
should nover that is J
Forho iirst time in hor Ufo Ellinor
Daltomsaw Horaco Margravo so agitated
that tlio stony mask of elegant indiffer
ence and gentlemanly sangfroid, which
ho ,ordinurilymvoro, eniiroly dropped
away, and left, oim himself.
" Mr. Margrave, sho said, anxiously,
"you aro annoyed nt seeing mo here.
Oh, how altered you aro! Thoy were
right in what thoy said this morning.
You are, indeed, altered. You must havo
boon very ill."
'..t.t.i . a - vck j
."jrcs;Xhave.had.ratlier a sovoro at
tack fovoV exhaustion. Tho doctors,
in fact, wore so puzzled as to wljat they
shouldjcall my illness that they actually
tried "to persuade me that I had neryes.
like aoung lady who hal boon jilted
by aTJifc-guardsman,-or Iforbiddon -by
her parents to marrv ft country curato
'with sovonty pounds por annum, and
tnroe duties every Sunday. "A nervous
lawyer! My dear Mrs. Dalton, can you
imagine anything so absurd? Sir James
Clarke, however, insisted on my pack
ing my p.cfrtnfn'ifU'au.jand sotting off for
Afntlrit, ltlimirir sArfinfhlmr'nf llinf. lrin1.
and I, being heartily tireofof tho Courts,
of Probatd'.aud' 'Chanficry,' audTofulam.
Tlllilllinrva ril.dt.'u f.iti iitna sm1i. ltn. n.1n.l
uuiiuiiin, vji.vj a nii, iiiuuij mu t,"lTr
to follow his advice, and tako my rail
way ticket for Gonova." ,
"And Switzerland )uis restored you ?"
" In a measure norhans: but hot on-
tlrely.r You can so6thut I Urn not, fctf
vory strong, when even the' pleasing
emotion or .meeting unexpectedly with
my sometime ward is almost too much
for'iny. ultra-ladyliko nerves. ",Btit you
were saying, 'my dfear'Mrs. Daltdn, that
thoy had been talking of mo Jioro." , (
"Oil, at tlio breakfast-table this morn
ing. When your visit vas announced,
one of tho gentlemen saidlhe had met
'von in
SwitzorlriifH, 'and? that you woro'
looking ni-unbapiy " ,
"UnhiippyT fAh.finyfdoar Mrs.Dali
ton.jfwhat nimisfdrturio it is for a man to
havo a constitutional pallor, and a'head
of dark hair! The world will insist
Upon elevating him into a blighted be
ing, with a chronic wolf hard at work
under his waistcoat. 1 use myself un bv
working too hard ovor a difficult will J
cose, in which somo tiresomo old man
loaves his youngest son forty tlfbusand
pounds upon half "a sheet of noto-'naner:
and the world, meeting mo, in Switzer
land, traveling to recruit, myself i comes'
homo and writes mo down unhappy!
Now, isn't it too badP If I were blessed
with red hair and, a fat faco, I might
break my heart once in three.months
without any of my sympathetic (friends
troubling themselves about tho fract
ure." My dear Mr. Margravo," said Elli-
tior voico, in spito of horsoJf, troin-fcfciWJo-nV'kiam-
really now quito
amwimarried woman; and, presuming
on that fact, may vonturo to speak to
you with entiro candor, may I notP"
"With entiro candor, certainly."
There is tlio old shiver in tho dark eye
lashes, and tho whito lids droop over tho
handsomo brown oyes, as Horace Mar
gravo looks down at tho hat which
f.wings backwards and forwards in his
listless hand.
" Thon, Mr. Margrave, my dear guard
ian, for I will I will call you by that
old namo, which I can romombor speak
ing for tho very first time on the day of
my poor father's funeral. Oh!" sho
added, passionately, "how well how
well I remember that dreary, wretched,
terrible day! I can sco you now, as I
saw you then, standing in tho dcop em
brasure of tho window in tho little
library, in tho dear, dear Scottish homo,
looking down at mo so compassionately,1?
witli dark, mournful oyes. 1 was suo'lf
a child then. I caifhcar your low, dcop
yoico, as I heard it on that day, sayin"
to mo: "Ellinor, your dead father has
placod a solemn trust iiu my hands. I
am young. I may not bo as good or ns
high-minded a man as, to his confiding
mind, il'Yecmod ,to bo; thorcniay'bo
something of constitutional' weakness
and irresolution in my character, wliich
may render mo, perhaps, by no means
the fittest person lie could havo chosen
for your guardian; but so deoply do I
feel tho trust implied in his dying words,
that I swonr, by my hope in lleaven, by
my memory ot .the dead, by my honor
as a man and a gentleman, to dischargo
tho responsibilities imposed upon mo,
ns tin honest mnnandnuj honorable,
gentleman shonld.disohargoUhem!'" '
"Ellinor! Ellinor! for pity's sake!"
ho cried, in a brokou voico, clasping ono
white hand convulsively over lus avert
ed faco. , ,
"I do wrong," sho said, "to recalF
that molunchojy day. You did -you did
dischargo every duty, nobly, honestly,
honorably; but now now you abandon
me entirely io tho lusbnud, not of my
choice, but imposod upon mo by a hard
and cruel necessity,, and you 'do till, in
your power 6 make us strangers. Yef,
guardian Horace you are not happy!"
"Not happy!" Ho raises' his head,
and laughs bitterly. "My dear Mrs.
Dalton, fthis'ii such childish talk about"
happiness anil unhappincss two words
wliich aro only used in a ladv's novel.
in which tbohcroiuois'unhappy through
hyu youinius ami- lureu-quariors, aim
unutterably blest in the last clmptor. In
tho practical World W do'n'fc talk about
happiness and unhappincss; our phrases
are, failure and succoss. 'Armani gets
the woolsack, arid he" is successful or
ho tries for it all his lifo, and novor gets
it and wo shrug our shoulders' andsay
that ho is unfortunate But a happy
man, my dear Ellinor did you over soo
ono?" J
"You mystify me Mr. Margravo; but
you do not answer me"
to ue continued.
Horlico Margravo ijas himself again
by this lime Ho picked up his hat,(
and,"idroiminirrja.ilv into the easy-chair,!
ti !.
Tho Era of Tornadoes.
Xt has been liborallyxprophesiod that
the years 188,1, '82? jMtyind oven iinjp
the year lm, wouldjb AcharaotorlzodJ
by tho existenco of meteorological dis
turonnccsf an unusual severity. That
thcro has bo'en, within tho last two
years, a very "exceptional era of storm,
of extremes of heat and cold, and of
other uncommon phenomena will not
bo disputed. How far this condition
arises from the position of Several great
planets with roferonco to the sun will
not bo defined by this journal, for tho
reason that it would be an impertinence.
f6r laymen to pass authoritatively on
points concerning whiclutherc is :i; dif
ference of opinion amongithe astronom
ical profession, it is, Jiowever, to ue
said in favor of ono class of tho ItittSr
that thoy announced some three years
ago that this phmof would bo visited by
exceptional storms; and i only remains
to completo- their triumph that thoy
should demonstrate that the "area of
disturbance" iy5T sufficient dimensions
to escape the charge of being no more
than a local and an exceptional region
wliich bears no cousiderablo,rolation to
mu wnuiu ui iiiurjiiuuuif vniuu,waa iujuu
. Hut tho main consideration of the peo
plo of tills country, and particularly
thoo who liyointho.Wjjst; wlujro thjjs.0
dornadSesroTso f0?mj)nToccurroncoj
is nol so much" as lowluitYiorllicso out-
,breaks aro caused by Urn coincidence of' .
tho pcrihplla of several of the,, great
planets, but as' to what are their lnm.e
diato cause rind tho probability that
something may bo done to control them,
ofthoViu' their formation or their course
It may seem to many good people npro
suriiptuoiis inforToronco with the dqj.. -s
signs of Providence .to suggest that '
something sjioiild bb done' 16 avert thdso
calamities, as thov' look on them us
punlshments.sent Uownlfor tho correc
tion "of sinful men. Still, mankind has
ineufiiireudcavormg to niitigatelho cas
llanillotisfBeyeriUesofJ thesoj orran'f ov-M
'cIoiie3? Seiohco hns determined tficr
, i ' . . t . . mr . - .
origiu, tho birth-place, the feeding
ground, so tp speak, of these destructive
agencies; their course after having once
grown to full dinienslfens-th'rftlsto say,
tho general direction of tlioirmovement,
,their size, tljo sueodiof .their march, tho
manner hi which thoy affect annihila
tion of that whieli impedes their prog
ress nil these facts are known. It
would seem that wo,are n longway to
'wnrd fithlitigii remedy -for a dillioulty
when wo have so thoroughly ..mustered
ifs character. When it was finally set
tled that the cholera hadaspeeilic'birth
.pjace, that it always moved from that .
point in a given direction, and at a
measurable speed, the problem of 'how
to deprivo it of its deadly qualities was
more than three-fourths solved. ' i .
It is said that watorspouts at sea may
be shivered by the liring of heavy guns.
Wo know that accumulated electricity
may bo drawn off harmlessly by. tho use ,
of metallic conductors. In describing
the movement of tho late cyclone which
devastated Grinuell, ,it is said that tho
serried ranks Sf tlfo storm moved inla
(northeasterly direction till they crossed .
hesitated tol invent and employ thorn
ightning-rod; and iftwo can doJJiut jindf
ivoWitf mav'lic tlutt we should bo iiisti-f
mo traoK ot the railway, when thou
course was changed to tho' southwest.
Drowning men catch at straws was
thqro anything in this iron railway
-which induced this change of, direction, , ,
or which brought'tho 'whirling vortices
of the disturbance, from tlio yippee air -4f
till their ends trailed, on. tho t earth ? V i,
Agnin, it is if fact worthy of noto that v
these monstors rarely movo across a
country without taking in their course
some of tlio settled, places. Now, if it
wcro the ease that'thcro is no'thing in a
town to attract ono of Uieba6fial7catai. f .
pults it would bo moro likely than not
to miss striking a settled locality, for tho
reason that' In nny State 'Ilko Iowa, the
uresis occupied by tho towns is s,o small i
compared with the unsettled portions
that tho chance of a cycionestrking the
former would bo almost ihfinitosiinnl.
Who ever hears ot:rcclon6X ihnf-.Wnii! "I x
Ifinos itsolf to tho open country? Tho
last ono reported from Iowa diverged
from its original course as if for tho ox
press purpose of reaching the town
which it destroyed. C'vclonos nrn not.
sentient; they do not reason; thoy have
no hatred tp gratify. If thoy change
Hum- course across the 'open couritryso
as to strike a town, it is for some reason
or cause u hieh should be (within AlToH 0 J
comprehension and, possibly tho' con
trolof the scientist . ," J t
If it-shall bJ tliat'tho investigations of
scientific men can find no protection.,,"
against tho attacks of these atmospheric .
bqimdrons; if they can discover no
method by which their course c'aV bo
di dried when it leads to a villao, thon
it will be iieeouryjrorlpfoMc- con-Jl
struct their houses sb jis ur isvXiii d,t.,
of tho dangers by wlueh they. aro now,
so constantly menaced and' so often
overthrown. Theio should bo under
ground retreats constructed, whoso cov
erings should present no opposiug.sur-
face tcxltljojforcos of tho'fttdrinilJiirlnjr
tho season of tho year wlu-n these aortal ,
maelstroms aro launched from the arid''
arsenals of tho dosort plains, a sdntinol
should bo on watch night and day, and
who, whon tlio convoluted masses arc
?cen qn .the horizon, shbuld signairtho i
MIITlm.l. irt tlm .,..!.. (Ill V
...... v.. ,w inu jiuuuiw. u no pian, is a
fcasiblo ono; the bost'of smli a hnfthod
imttl.nii !... ii ' . "'V'
'" '""-u na-i uiacuv lyun a lllUVOl
preveutaiiNo, tho men and
women of
jnivno lii-n r!t;.wkii . i i
wMa uy Uiiimuu UUU UUt, SlOOl). XV QV
snip, marry, knowing that 'tlfnv
An.r-3 .
measurably scouro arrniiwK !.''
expected and most horrible death
" T -v- krtili .( '
. :T,,01 garablor's wifo rofors to her"
ot protection would b,o snuill; - thdfdw f
weeks during whl&iU VBffliyTnfty W C X
expected Uirolknown and in ' f I
uusuuim as nor Douorhaltt lQte
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