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Published eTery Thursday at
bfTlo Corner Main and Second Street.
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VFFICIAL PAPER .OF CASS
J. A. MACMlJRPHYj Editor.
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PidttsmoiitB, Nebraska, Thursday, June 6, 1873.
Etia Cot-im of nnt Hkrald fur sale fry 111
J. Streitfht, at the Post Oilier, nd O. V. Joha
son, comer ot Main and Filth BU.' .
SAM. ?.T. CHAPMAN Attorney at Law and
Solicitor in chancery-," Plattsmouth, Neb.
Oitce lu HUgernld a P-loek.
"T !B. Trcran.AUornoy' at Law. Office on
Main Street, over Chapman's Drug Store.
Special attenlion given to collection ol Claims.
D. ty.yettwtt.ibir-: '-. j. w. STTjjejtcojrB.
Wlieeler '.& Sllnclicoinb,
ATTORNEYS AT tAW, -43-iy
. ' ' . Flattsmoutn. Nebraska.
AliQCETT, SMI'IH STAR BIRD. Attor
- nt-ysftt Iaw. Practice in all the courts of
the State. Special attention given to collections
and matters of Probate. .:
Office over the Post Office, Flattsmoutb., Neb.
. : PHYSICIANS.
1 IS. LIVINGSTON, Physician and Surgeon.
lA,. Tendors his professional services to the
citizens of Cass countY. Residence southeast
corner of Oak and Hixtn streets ; ofllce on Main
Him, one door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
I'lottsruoutii, Nebraska. - - -
T W. RAWLINS, Sarcon and Phvsician,
iJ I'ite SuriTi'on-iti- liief ol t he Army of the
Potomac, Plat turnout li. NeiniMki. Oihce at O.
r . Johnson's lru Store Main street.
; r IXSUUACE.
& KKNNETT IN-al Estate snd
' TaxpHytnj A(jnt;t. Notarit'S Pullic, Kirc
and Llf lusiirnn'e AKe:its, Flattsniouth, Xel.
1MIKLPS pAl.NK t;eneral Insiirnncp A?:ent,
Represent nie of t! most iv!i:ible Com
panies in the I'uited States. jaiiT-!!
JOIIN l'lTZGERALI), Proprietor.
Main .Street, between Fifth & Sixth
t JIRISEL, lroprietor. Have recent'y bctn
''- rei.:iiriMt nn,l ol.iced ill thorough ruilllill.T
orncr. lou.mw wuiiei m ir.':i: wiiuun iiiiinv
di.itely for whie.ii the highest market price will
i . . . . i. .......
AlJstinc tS of Title.
rrKE NVMERICAL SYSTEM The best In use
-For (lescrtr'tive cirei;l;irs, jtli!ress.
At' RES. BL.VCKM.VK & CO.,
. Bui'liii;toii, Iowa.
GREENHOUSE AND BEDDING
Time an1 tnonev saved by ordering of me. I
have the Jarj-'fst a'nd bet collection of Plants
ever olfcred Tor sl'.' In the Vest. C:it:;osii.-s
free.- Sweet P!a'o. Cabbage. Tomato, aud otli
Vr Hants for sa!e in tlicir s ::.xoa.
AdurosH V.". J. 1IK.SSEU, PUittsinouth. Nch.
FINE ART GA1LEKY.
r-Pbotograplis.' "Ambrotvpes and cnples
fi'-ia old pietup's. plain or coitned. cither in ink
t:it-r tr ojl. Ail work neatly eecu;ed anil war
ruid tuiv Mttisliu'tioii.
V. V. LKONARD. Art:r.
10-tf ' ' . . Main St,, I'lattsnxKJtlt, Neb.
NEW DRUG STORE.
i - ' :. ' '
WAEPtXO WATER, KF.B.
t. l. Hotter,
DEALER IN PRCOS. MEDICINES. PAINTS,
OILS. VARNISH.. PERFCMEXY,
ST A 'I i O N E R Y , NOTIONS,
. . CIGARS AND TO-
' " BACCO. IGtf.
CLOTHING, FCRNISHlN'i GOODS. HATS,
CAPH.vHOOTS, SHOES. TRLNICS,
. VALISES. 0AUPET BAGS,
1 &C, &C-, &C,
)t4 of the oldest and w.v Reliable Houses
n FUlts'iioulh. Main strttt, bceea Fourth
" rI'-EMEMBER THE PLACE.
n-tr." ' " .. ;
E. L. ELSI EH,
Is -a rectipt ol tl.e fi!ies ahd
CASSIMEri.ES. CLOTHS A ESTf ?";S. SCOTCH
GOODS. IRISH FRIESES, ie.
in fart; ths largest and best assortment of
Clo'lis er bmu'Lt 10 i -iis citv. which 1 atii
prepared to m.ke up in the L;ite.-1 Styles. ChII
una cxiuuine Goodu. r.jir;li.
Mrs A. D. Whitcomb,
bRESS'AND CLOAK XAKEIL
liooxs three doors west of P.rooLs House.
. :. , - :
CUTTING AND ' FITTING
Mftde H sie..I,-ClT. '
Patterns of all kinds constantly on hand
FEED, SALE, d- LIVERY STABLE.
, Mnin street, riattsiuouth, Neb.
t prared to accommodate the public
and a No.l IIeaIa.
On short -r.otiee and reasonable terms. A
FlacU Miil run to the Steamboat lidiii,;. Depot
end all pi-.rt of the city when desired.
Jauitf. . .. .
New Lumber -Yard.
Hnvin op( iid a Lumber Yard at Louisville,
I will keep on hand all kind of
Lumber, Lath: . ..
I ; -i. Shingles, Sash, &c.
I will also deal In all kinds of Grain, for
wUich I will pay the highest market price.
-Sj-- , . - E. NO YES.
I onisville,14 - - ' ' - Nebraska.
eirAS; X. TIFFAXY,
Bejrs leave to inTorm the farmers of
Cass County that he keeps ii xxt No. 1
or.e'mile north ol .ML Pleitaant. -. . ...
AUJcimls of Ircn V"ork attciltlfil to.
Wagons repftire!. Farm Implements
c;irf oil j trfcccletl.---Lowest prices, anil
rU! woii. uuue" on. stiCrt notice. '
Grhl-teefciA-ed irt pavtien;. ' Gite
L .t irlaJ. Cbuk N: Tiff asti
T. V.'. Tipton. Brownvilie V. R. Sehator.
P. W. Hitchcock. Omaha U. 8. Senator.
L. Crouiise. Ft. Calhoun Representative.
I'. AV. Fnrnas, KrownvlHe. .- - Governor.
J. J. Gosper, Lincoln Sec'y of State.
J. It. Weston. Keatrif-e Auditor.
II. A. Kenig, Columbus Treasurer.
J. It. Webster. Crete Att'y Gen.
J. II. ilcKenzle, Lincoln. . .Sup't Pub. Ixistruc-'c.
Geo. B. Ike, Omaha Chief Justice.
MiUiiel (iantt. Nelnu'ka City, t As.ieiatt .Tiwl'a
Sojnuel JIaisoU, Platts'th, f Associate Just s.
R. R. Livingston ...Mayor.
I'lielps Paine . City Clerk.
J. W. H nines Police Judite.
Miics Morgan. . Marelial.
I). N.Johnson Street Commissioner.
Fikst Waud. J. Flfzcerald, H. 8. Nev.-man.
Skconii Waho. .1. Wayinun, C. Nichols.
Thiki W.iti. K. C. Clisliin, Tlios. l'ollock.
Fjluth Vi AKi).-H. Vivian, L. F. Johnson.
II. F. Ellison
W. L. Hobbs.
V. W. Wise
Jacob Vallery. I
T. Clarke. V....
Lyman .ijimich, )
J." AV. 'i l-.ciu.-ts
...Sup't Pub. Instruct'n.
1APT1ST On the corner of Main and Ntnth.
Rev. T. .1. Arnold, pastor. Residence on Main
between loth and llth. Services every Sabbath
at II a. m. anil 1 p. m. Sabbath school atu',4 a.ni.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening.
CiHRISTI AX Service in Congregation Church
' at 11 a. in. and G : ."!n p. m. Oerner ft Locust
and st!i M reels. Cordial hivitaUou extended to
all classes to attend.
IrPISCOPAL Comer Vine and Third streets,
-i:ev. A. R. G-R'.ves. Services every Sunilay at
tl : 30 a, in. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 3 p. in.
CATHOLIC North side of Public Square, Rev.
Father Boba!. First Mass every Sabbrtth at
S-30 a. :u.. Seci-nd M;iss and sermon at 10-30,
Vespers and Benediction at 3-30 p. in. Mass at
8 a. m. every wr-?r Uay.
FIR.t PRESBYTERIAN North sUle of Main
street, west of tun. Rev. AV. T. Battle ; Ser
vices everv Sabbath at 11 a. in. and 6-30 p. in.
Sabbath School fjt 9-30 a. in. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
"T ETHODIST EPISCOPAL West side of Cth
street south of Main-
Service- everv Sabbath at 10-30 a. m. and 7 1. m.
Prayer irn-eting every Thursday evening. C'ass
meeliiiirs every ?Innday evening and immedi
ately after close of Sabbath morning services.
Sabbath Sohool at
SONTAG den 2t Septeinher hat die Deutsche
Ev. I.ntb. tlenu-inds in ihrein Schulhans vor
pdt."vTS inn 11 L'hr Goltcodienst. I'eberbaupt
Tuuk-t ftoiselbe von jetzt an reirelinaes.-ijr aile it
Tjte stair. Minister, Iiev. L. Haiinawald.
Subbaih siiiKd ut 1 p. in.. Prof. d'Allemand,
T O. f). F. Kesnlar meetings of Platte Ixdj;e
No. 7. I. O. O. F. everv 'litursdar evenlnp at
Old Fellows' Hall. Transient Brothers are cor
dially invited to visit.
A. d'A LLEMAND, N. G.
M. H. Hathaway, Sec.
I O. O. F. PIjATTSMOVTH EkcampmentNo.
3. Reidar Convocations the 2d ml 4th
Friday's of each month at Otld Fellows Hall
comer 3d and Ma.in streets. Transient Patri
archs cordially invited to v'sS.
H. NEAVMAX.C. T.
E. E. Cu"sixgham, Scribe.
MASONIC PtATlSMOtTn LOIKJE Xo. . A.
F. & A. M. Regular nieetinsrs at their Hall
on tiie first and third Monday evenings of each
month. Transient brethren fnvited to visit.
K. 11. LIVINGSTON, W. M.
A. d'.tM.r.MAMi, Sec.
"f ACOY I-OLflE No. 23, A. F. & A. !. Requ-
L lar meetings at Macoy Hall, first and Curd
Frldavs J. N. AViSE. AV. M.
J. if. Bearpsi.et, See.
'EBRASKA CHAITEH No 3. R. A.M. EeR-
ular otivoeatiiis second nd fourth Taes-i
day eveidiis of each month at o'clock p. m.
K. R. LIVINGSTON, U. P.
n. Xewha:.', Sec.
T O. O. T. OI.1VE BRANCH. No. ?, IT. Elli-
son, M. W. C. P.. C. W. Kill!!. W. Sec. T.
AV. Sliryoek. Lodge Ieputy. meets at Clsrk &
Piuiniier's n.'ill every TutMiUy cvc-uing. ... Truv
clliiijC Temiilars tuspectfully invited. -rru
itNVkttETN. The Turner Society meets at
-1 Turner.' Hall in G::ii!inin's-Block, on the
first and third Wednesday s of each month.
i Wckb:m,'i : Trctu.siirrlr Gns. Reln
hackle ; First, 1 urnwarV VV m. Uessler; Hee
ond Turnwarl Geo. larger r Warden John
Purissima et Optima.
Tli is nr.rl railed Medicine is warranted not to
contain a sinjj'.e panicle of Mercury, or any in
jurious mineral substanee, but is
For forty years if hps 7rovcd its preat value
i'l ail disease 't the Liver.JJowels and Kidneys
Thota"ds of the pood antl ftreat in ail parts of
tiio ciiuiujy vouch f-r?i3 wonderful ami uculiur
Iower in purifvinir the M-VtI. stimulating the
tore'.d liver and bowels, liinl import mir new life
and vijpir to the whole svsteir.. Simmona' IJv
er Regulator is ack no wiedged to have no equal
It contains fo::r medical elements'rever unit
ed In tiie same happy proportion in any other
preparation, viz ; a gentle Cathartic, a wonder
ful T-inic, n't ini-ceepti-,n:U.ie Alterative and a
certain Corrective of all imnnritie of the body.
Such signal success has attended its use, that it
is now regarded as the
GREAT UNFAILING. SPECIFIC.-
for Liver Complaint and the painful offspring
thereof. to-'xsit ; Dvsnepslx Constipation.
Depression of Spirits Sour Stomach, Heart
Bum. i'-c. &c.
Regulate the Liver and prevent
CHILLS AND FEA ER.
Prepared, only by J. H. 7-EILf X & CO. " j '
Drugnists, Macon, Ga.
Send for a Circular ( and 3:' Ar-h street.
Price l. t-y mail 1.2jf - philadcljhiaPa.
For Sale by
J. H. Buttery,
. sre ----- " " ' r . -
Buying Yonr Greenhouse and
Bedding - Plants
Pi cn ic Gdrdcii .
"rONT s-wl East for Plants when vou can get
y Just r. troAt SHr less nrorrey nearer home.
To my numerous friends and palians I would
sav that I have the "largest and best stock of
plants ever offered for sale in the West, and
at reasonable prices.
B? sure and send forrny r-v r
Sew DescripliT! Catalogue.
whlf fc will he sent in e'to all who Lf.prv for It.
TlieH pie tr.e your orders, and 1 feel confident I
I can satisfy yon;
Addrs. W. i, HESSeR:.
KV'? - . rHtur'0'T Kftbf
An Old Hand.
Bluc-Tclned aiid WTinklcd, knuckly and brown.
This good old hand is clasping mine ;
I bend above it, and looking down,
I study its aspect, line by line.
This band has clasped a thousand hands.
That long have known no "answering thrl!!;
Some have rnonldfred in foreign lands
Some in the graveyard on the hill.
Clasped a mother's hand in the day,
BWhen it was little, and soft and white
Mother, who kissed it, and went away,
To reSt till the waking in God's good light. -
Clasped a lover's hand, yetis agone,
AVho sailed away, and left her In tears ;
Under Sahara's torrid sun.
Its bouts have whitened, years and years.
Clasped til's hand of a good man, true.
Who held it softly, and fell asleep,
And woke no more, and never knew
How long that impress this would keep.
Clasped so many, so many ! so few,
: That still respond to the living wiil.
Or can answer this jn-essure, so kind arid trne !
So many, that lie unmoved and still !
Clasped at last, this hand, my own ;
And mine will moulder too, ft turn,
Will any clasp it when lam gone?
In vain I study this liand to learn.
We were all siltinsr together, a little
group of us, at one end of the long par
lor of the Mountain View House. It
was an exquisite morning. There had
been a shower the night before, and
now the air avuS as clear as well, a3
only mountain air can be, with a sepa
rate sparkle, as it seemed, for every
drop in the great blue Hood of light to
match the glitter of the wet green under-world.
, From my seat opposite the
window I could see the milky clusters
of the Avhite acacias, now jn their ful
lest bloom; just over them two or
tlrreeflSiffy clouds, curiously distinct in
their woolly whiteness from the airy
background; and, beyond, the limit
line of peaks crowding each other aAvay
into a distance more and more violet
and hazy, till at last the eye followed
by faith and not by sight through a
dim purple region where solid earth
ended and nothing Avas.
Mr. U pham, our principal talker, Avas
silent fl't; . the moment, and the rest
Avevt! . silent too. till, as something
Hashed through the light, Mrs. Water
house, still mindful of last night's tre
mendous thunder cannonade, gave a
"Oh, was that lightning?" she said.
"Only the 'lightning, of a dove's
Aviiig,' ". said Emily Brace, who. I be
lieve would have made herself misera
ble if she had not had a quotation ap
posite to every situation of life.
"And the oily lightning Ave shall get
to-day." supplemented Mr. Uphain.
"My dear Mrs. Waterhouae,. don't you
observe those are not thunder-clouds?
I shall have to teach you the difference
between the cumuli and the "
"Don't 1" said Charley Somer3, open
ing his lips for the first time.
9 "Don't what?" repeated Mr. Upham,
turning, toward him with a surprised
"Don't call all . the clouds names. I
have leen enjoying them as clouds, blit
if I must take the trouble to think of
tlit m like that, I Avould sooner give it
up altogetht-r." . ,
"Charley," said Mr. Upham, half
vexed, yet smiling in spite of himself,
"I wonder you are not ashamed to be
so lazy: that is what you are, in plain
English," hopelessly lazy."
"Of course I am," answered Charley,
in a well-sat islied tone, "hopelessly and
delightfully lazy." ;;-..
Miss .Var.dcrlyn, coming into, the
room through one of the low W indows,
was just in time to hear the closing
words. "Who is it so delight full v
lazy?" she asked, as
melted into a scat
she in a manner
in the apposite
Mr. Upham looked as if he would
haA'e liked to make rather a personal
reply for her own reputation for ac
tivity did not stand ' high in the house
but he 011I3' ansAvered, ..."
"Well, I suppose Mr. Homers is the
laziest man in America . since Arthur
Vai ranee went away to dream about
painting pictures in Home."
"Then," said Miss Vandetlyn. in her
lowi uninflected voice," which Mr. Up
ham used to declare as drowsy to hear
as the hum of bees on a hot day, "Mr.
Somers will hae the kindness to give
me the benefit of his laziness. I like
lazy people ;" and she : Avaved her fan
Avith a kind of queen-reprnant gesture
toward the other side of the causeusb
she had taken. Charley looked at her
for a moment from under his half
closed lids .'without stirring from his
remarkably comfortable position, and
I almost thought he Va3 riot going to
stir: but I suppose the instinct of a
gentleman prevailed, for he got up and
slowly conveyed himself across the
room to the seat indicated, antl, once
there, became a fixture, by the attrac
tion of gravitation probably.
At least I never dre"amed at the time
of there being any other attraction irt
the case, but it appeared there must be
something more ; as the days went on
and found Charley Somers continually
Inside ML13 Vanderlyn. Sometimes
they talked ; of tener,. so far as I could
see, did not speak, a Avord; ,but they
seemed to find a pleasure in each oth
er's silent companionship which Avas
fairly a puzzle to me. .
It was a very provoking puzzle to
several among us, for Miss Vanderlyn,
in spite of her queerness, was a good
deal admired. She was a handsome
and particularly striking girL tall, and
fully though not largeiy formed, with
a thick, colorless complexion and A'ery
dark hair, ami eyes with the longest
lashes' I ever saw. She had a peculiar
way of moving and. of piaffing herself,
which those; who - did not like her
laughed at as "attitudinizing." liut I
think it was a wholly natural peculiari
ty, though with a more trained air than
one is apt to look' orJn unstudied
- I might not have .known any more
than the rest'about Henrietta Vander
lyrunndit was. by the merest chance
that Lcarae to do so. It happened in
this way: : . ; . ..-..";
. We were both sitting, though not to
gether, in a corner of the veranda run
ning, around the' honse, neither of us
doing any thing.- Mr. Upham had-just
gone away, ariu I was rising to 'pick up
the look from which he had been Tend
ing aloud, when I heard my oif name
. pronounced by seme one on the piazza
above. I. could not see the speakers,
but I recognized the voices at once.-
"Why, there goes Mr. Upham, I de-'
clnre' I thmfn-hi he vra? peptizing
down there with Miss Wells, remarked
Number One.. -. ,.
"Poor old Miss Wells I Is she get
ting up a- flirtation. -1 wonder?" said
Number Two, in a yawning voice.
"The ideal" responded Number One,
apparently liighly diverted. . "Don't
you know she has Yd wed towear the
willow forever for " a faithful swain
who jilted her on the" wedding-day ?"
"How very absurd I" languidly.
Then, with . increased animation, "Ju
lia, I haAe thought it .over and over,
and I do not. tielieve blonde AVould.be
the proper trimming,' etc., etc.
I can not tell whether they did not
think I could hear or whether they did
not care. ' At all events, I did hear with
perfect distinctness. And so did Miss
Vanderlyn. She rose suddenly, and
coming to me, where I was leaning
ngainst a piUar, put one arm about rae$
and bending down for she was taller
than I kissed my cheek.
"Don't mind them," said she, Avith a
vibration of scorn in her deep low
voice, "What Can delte know of a
"I do not mind them," I answered,
touched to a confidence foreign to my
reserve. "The Avound is too old now to
bleed so easily."
She did not say any more, but kissed
me again, still with her arm about me
in a protecting sort of way. From that '
hour Ave were friends, and I began to
learn lietter a nature which had from
the first been rather a curious study to
How I learned I could hot exactly say.
Certainly not through any -oluntary
rerelations of her own, for she talked
little of any thing, and never of her
self. It -was a word here and there, a
look, a gesture, that supplied some part
of the puzzle I was trying to put to
gether in my mind.
One of the greatest perplexities of
my puzzle Avas what place to give
('barley Somers in it. That she liked
him Avas plain ; but then so did every
bodv, with a superior allowance-mak
ing sort of liking that might have been
rather mortifying to a man with any
pride. I suppose he bad noi"; for he
accepted it with perfect contentment,
and returned it with equal amiability.
That the common A-erdict, while grant
ing him plenty of intellect, denied him
any force of character, did not disturb
him in the least, little as he .was al
lowed to lose sight of it.
Dut somehow this kind of half-and-half
feeling did not seem to me in Miss
Vandeiiyn's way, Avho had so feAV su
perficial likings; and still, if they were
lovers, neA'er surety did tiny lovers yet
so little affront the cynical public eye
Avith th spectacle of their infatuation !
Beyond the single fact of their being a
good deal together there was absolutely
nothing to build on not the least sign
of love-making. Charley Avas not a
Ahit more earnest, nor she a shade less
indifferent. So, beAvildered by such
unnatural doves, that would not bill
and coo, my iriind swung back and forth
like a pendulum, till one day a little
chance occurrence settled it.
Apropos of what I forget now, but
Charley made some casual mention of
the hard work awaiting him when lit?
went back to town. As he had liever
been known to allude to any remotest
prospect of exertion for himself, I was
not surprised at the incredulous stare
with which Mr. Upham regarded him.
"You AA-ork hard!" said he sarcasti
cally. "Abandon that pleasing delu
sion, my poor Charley ; your constitu
tion Avould never stand the A ear and
tear, you know !"
"Miss 3 J race," said Charley, languidly
turning his eyes toArard the "l'ocket
Volume of elegant Extracts," 3 Mr.
Upham had Aickedly dubbed that too
stout sentimentalist, "pray come to my
help. It is something about fihysic."
" Tako physic. Pomp ?' " said Emily,
"Try again," suggested Charley,
graA-ely, though with a suspicious
twinkle in his eyes.
. Miss Brace's fallen countenance
brightened suddenly: ".'The labor we
delight in physics pain," she declaim
ed, in a tone of triumph,
"Precisely. I kneAv you would not
fail me, Miss Brace. And there you
have your ansAver, Horace."
"Well," said Mr. Upham, dubiously,
"if there is any kind of labor you de
iight in, you are singularly changed,
that is all I can Say."
"It is a physiological faet, I believe,
that we do change," returned Charley,
with admirable simplicity.
"I was aware of it, thank you, but
not that it was quite so rapid an opera
tion. However as for this change, I
ant too iiiiich delighted to be hyper
critical about it. .You knoAA", Charley I
have ahvays told you you lacked only
the Avill to place yourself on a level
"The honorable gentleman himself,"
placidly interjHilated Charley, declining
to follow this read.
Mr. Upham joined in the laugh at
his own expense, under cover of which
I said to Miss Vanderlyn, where we sat
a little removed from the rest, "That
is j-our doing. I suppose?" .
It was certainly ho affair of mine,
and if I had stopped to think, I should
not have spoken. But she answ ered at
once, without any disclaimer, "I sup
"In spite of your preference for lazy
people," I said, smiling.
"Yes" said she. gravely; "as a matter
of taste I very tfluch prefer indolence,
but I am tired of the general chorus of
what Mr. Somers mitht be: it is time
to show what can lie."
She spoke with so much moi'e era
phasis than usual that I could not re
frain from expressing some surprise at
finding her thus regardful of "they
say." ..... .
"Not for myself," wa3 all she an
swered. ; : For him, then! That seemed to me
so conclusive of the understanding be
tween tnem that Aviien Mr. Upham Avas
afterward wondering to me over tlie
change in Charley, I thought myself
safe in enlightening him, though nf
course without repeating her word3 td
Mr. Upham, "who had been as blind
as only very sh arp-sighted people can
sometimes be, was greatly surprised.
; "Poor fellow!" wtts Ids' first com
ment, for he Avas not one of Miss Van
derlyn's admirers.,- I could Hot help
smiling at the genuine commiseration
of his tone; but I reminded, him. that,
as ha had himself said, the effect was a
good one, Avhatever.the caUse. :
For my p'art, I Avas thoroughly
pleased pieitSed for both. It was with
all the more regret, then, that oiily a
few -days later X jerceited a coolness
between them'; Exactly what it was I
never kilcr; for; spite of ctfr niutu'al
regard, I felt that 'Henrietta Vander
lyn wa3 not one to be questioned where
she did not choose, and as she offered
me no confidence, I asked nothing. . I
only knew it" had to do with a young
West Indian, whose admiration for her
Avas extremely evident: Charley had
taken umbrage at something, and Hen
rietta, one of whose faults was a silent,
obstinate pride, the " strength of which
was hardly to be : suspected by those
Who did not knoAV her well, would not
condescend either to the reasoning or
the coaxing he expected. She let him
go his way, and quietly went her oAvn,
though every step was leading them
farther apart. : I grew very anxious at
last, for I knew,' alas! the life-long
pain a "lovers' quarrel" might end in ;
and out of my own bitter experience I
tried to make a warning for her. '
"Henrietta, my dear," said I one
hiorning when' we were sitting togeth
er, as I saw the perfectly unmoved face
she turned on Charley Somers, Avho had
passed us by without a single unneces
sary word of greeting, "do not think I
wish to intrude on your confidence, but
I am a good many years older than you,
and I have had occasion to see AA"hat
misery a single mistake can cause.
Do you remember AA'hat these young
girls said one dav about my wearing
the willow for a faithless lover ?" I
went on, forcing a smile. "I should
like to tell you something of how that
She had turned toAvard me noAv, and
was looking at me with the same com
posed countenance. I told her then
briefly of the" history I had closed my
lips on ever since that Avretched time,
the quarrel, the pride that would not
bend on either side, the final rash act
that htid separated two lives that should
have passed together, and blighted all
the hopes (if at least one of them. But
though she looked at me kindly and
spoke to me softly Avhen I had finished,
I saw tlrat it was merely through sym
pathy for me, and that in her own ser
vice I had effected nothing.
She ruade no pretense of not under
standing my implied reference to Char
ley Somers, ' an'i Iter brief reply Avas
spoken Avith perfect openness.
"I will not endure to be doubted,"
she said. "I could trust fully through
every thing, but I must be trusted so
She said no more about it, but I
knew after that that any further words
of mine would be wasted. An idea
just flashed across me of speaking to
Cltarley, but my horror of being "nred
dlesome," unless where I could clearly
do niore good-than harm, made me dis
miss it at once. As the days went by
I had gradually ceased to have any
hope, more especially a3 Henrietta wa3
soon going awey. She had told me So
one afternoon when we were quite
alone, most of the others having gone
off on a picnic Avhich neither of us had
cared to join. We had been -talking
about this as Ave rested from our ram
ble, and after a pause I wa3 beginning
to speak of it again, when I saw' Hint
she Avas not attending to my words.
" What. is it V" I said, ''Are you star
gazing by broad daylight?" for her
eyes vere fixed Avide open upon the
"I was wondering what can make
that red light over there. It is long
before sunset ; I taink there must be a
T had not remarked the appearance
before, but I saw it plainly enough
now. We both got up and flimbed the
bank, for the meadoAv lay too Ioav for
any vie at beyond. From the- top, Iioaa
ever, we dearly--perceived, afire, and
from the direction concluded it to be
the old Matherson mill.
Almost everybody, I think, likes to
see a fire. WC did, ft any rate, and we
lost no lime in hurrying to this one.
We found lenty more looking on, but
noliody was doing much. Something
had, of course, been tried at first, liut
the mill-OAvner being by an unlucky
chance absent, and the old mill AA'ell
known for rather a worthless pile of
old lumber, no one had persisted very
energetically Avhen it became evident
that the fire had made too much head
Avay. So we stood there looking on,
not much more idly than the rest, and
though, of eourse,sorry for the OAvner's
loss, able to enjoy the magnificent spec
tacle without any of those anxieties
about life and home' that one naturally
feels in Avatching a dwelling house
burn. I was just making some such
remark to Henrietta, when "Silly Bil
ly," a3 he Avas familiarly called, a half
Avitted lad of the neighborhood, tAvist
ed himself into our group and said, in
a foolishly important voice, pointing
toward the flames :
"The man with the hat's up there,
scratching on . some papers! 33illy
watched him Billy knows," chuck
"The man with the hat," I kneAV;
meant Charley Somer?, Avhose odd-
looking, lounging hat, fantastically
cocked" with ribbon, had greally excited
Billy's curiosity when he had occasion
ally come about the hotel. ' Why the
poor creature had only now mentioned
this it Was useless to Avonder. Still
chuckling and' pointing, he repeated,
"Billy knows about the barrels of
black sand all ablaze! a big Fourth
of July. Hooray I" curveting up and
Th' passed iii less time than it takes
to tell it. The bystanders, who knew
that Mr. Matherson had a st'?re of gun-
poAvuer. ana ma not KnoAv out mac
some of it might hrt ve been placed here,
all started back as by a single impulse
on hearing this all except Henrietta
Vanderlyn, who turned and looked at
them with eyes that seemed to have
caught fire from the flames be'fttr'e Hen
"Cowards!" she said, as she rushed into
the burning building. ;
I sprang after her. instinctiA-ely to
Siiatcli her back, but was too late :tt?o
late for. both ; ; behind us a half-consumed
rafter fell across the threshold,
and a thick,' lurid smoke curtainweep
ing round, shut us off from the green
open Avorld and the free life, so. near
and yet so horribly far away.
I seemed to be thinking and nioting
in a nightmare as I followed on Henri
etta's swift footsteps. The mill was' a
long, rambling building, and while the
right side as we entered wa3 one mass
of smoke and flame, the other still per
mitted passage. I do not know what
instinct guided her; but without an in
stant's hesitation she ran up the rick
etty stairs, I following, unheard for
the noise : of the flames, and perhaps
for her own intense pre-occupation.
Reaching I the top, I saw before me a
wide' empty chamber, ligbed at one end
by a long opening,: with the sparkle of
watfer bevWid. and near this was stretch
ed poor Charley, tinder a heavy beam.
I Thr.3 frSlcucd oowcj without rossiou
ity dt escaje; yet with his f nil senses
about him, --he -lay -waiting; -his eyes1
wide open, looking straight toward the
fiery death that was coming to him.
Those calm eyes turned' on Henrietta
as she appelated with a look I shall
never forget. I know he was thinking
of her, perhaps seeing her in fancy;
for in that inexpressible tenderness
there Avas no surprise, bnt rather the
rapt faith With Avhich the dying some
times look on the heavenly visions
about their bedside.'
Bending down to him she kissed him
passionately, quickly, over and OAer
again, while both, holding each other's
hands, lohking in each . other's eyes,
murmured words which I could not
hear, and had no need to hear, for the
mere accent told enough. I think
in that- moment they were for
getful of pain and death, of the great
world shut out, and the narrowing fire
world Within-of everything hut each
; She was the first to recollect herself.
She glanced around at the open space
beside her, and her face changed.
Springing up she began trying to move
the lieaiy weight that was holding him
doAvn. I ran to her help then, and we
succeeded at last together in raising it.
It was one of several great beams
placed against the Avail, but so inse
curely that Charley's sudden spring, on
becoming aware of the fire, had top
pled it OArer on him in such a manner
as to hold him fast. Though liberated
at lengtli, he was still not able to move,
for a leg was broken ; but he was able
to be moved, and I comprehended Hen
rietta's idea from her glance at the
door. It was the only door in the
building besides that blocked up below :
a lbtig window-like opening, reaching
to the noor, and looking directly doAvn
on the mill stream. The distance was
formidable, and there Avas nothing like
secure standing room among the rotten
remains of AA'ood-AAork underneath;
but still it Avas a chance the one
chance" for life and Ave made the most
There were ropes lying among the
rest of the lumber in the room; "and
picking out the strongest-looking, after
testing it as AA'ell as Vre could, Ave set to
work. But we were -interrupted in a
way, I 'fancy, unexpected by either;
for I confess I thought the villagers,
under the shock of the gunjiowdcr pan
ic, would be terrified into leaving us
to what seemed indeed a hopeless fate.
I wronged them. After the first in
stinctive recoil they had no thought of
abandoning as without an effort ; and
seeing that that part of the mill was
utterly impracticable, they had come
round to try the other side. All that I
have leen relating had passed rapidly,
liong as the moments had seemed to
us, it could in reality have leen but a
very short time from our entrance into
the mill to or hearing the shouting of
the people below. We rushed to the
door and screamed in return. A boat
was launched hastily strong men
climbed' up to us we were saved!
Just in time, for the snioke was black
ening and the flames crackling over
the walls behind us.
But the barrels of gunpowder? the
dreaded explosion ? - There was none,
for the best of reasons that no gun
poAvder was stored in the mill. Some
talk of it there had been, which "Silly
Billy" had overheard end; as I suspect
ed Avhen listening to his exdltations,
the notion of a grand Fourth of July
bonfire had so tickled his poor feeble
brain that he had himself set the mill
The amusement had pretty nearly
cost us dear enough. From that time
forth I know 1 eoiilplelely lost my ad
miration for the spectacle of a fire;
even the tar barrels and torches of In
dependence day mat?e rne turn my head
with a most unpatriotic shudder.
Charley Somers and Miss Vanderlyn
took it, so far as could be seen, very
coolly. I dare say they ought to have
been different ; I only kneAT they AvcirS
not ; in spite of the more than oppor
tunity afforded by all tlld fifss naturally
made over theni, they absolutely de
clined to take up heroic positions, to be
in any' Avay gushing, or to appear' any
thing but "their own cool, indifferent
Nevertheless I knew what I had seen
and heard, and I was not to be deceiv
ed by tiiem any more.
HIS ARREST NEAR CEDAR RAPIDS,
Officers in Pursuit of the SonThe
Whole Family will probably
Soon be Arrested.
From Jtbe Cedar EapidS Republican May 20.
No little excitement Avas occsisioned
on our streets last night by .the sup
posed arrest and imprisonment in the
jail of this place of no less a personage
than the notorious Bender, of Kansas,
who was the perpetrator of the late
horrible murders that Avere committed
in that State. Is it the real Bender?
every one asks; and that is the ques
tion" that will probably remain unset
tled until the matter can be determin
ed through the medium of the tele
graph and the mail, or by being identi
fied by those who have formerly known
him in Kanpas, seA'eral of Avhrai re
side in this vicinitj'.
The circumstances attending his case
are as follows: On Saturday night a
strange looking man was hanging
around the town of Ely, which is a
station on the Burlington, Cedar Rap
ids, and Minnessota - Railway, eight
miles south of this plaee. The actions
of this man Avere A'ery peculiar he be
ing very restless, and looking as though
he was on the Avatch for someone. He
was suspected at once by J. L. Devault,
the railway agent at that place, as a
man Atho had committed some great
crime, and who was dodging through
the country to avoid his pursuers " Mr.
Devault having just re.-ul a minute de
scription of each member of the Ben
der family, he soon discovered that
this strange man at Ely answered the
description in every particular. He at
once telegraphed to Mr. Church, the
operator in the B.C. & M. oflice at this
placej for an officer id come 'down and
arrest the man. Not' being "able to
send word td the Sheriff, Mr. Church
communicated the information he had
received to our city officers, acting up-
Cn which Marshal Heil Hale, Cottle
and Joe - . secured a livery wagort
and started f ui lily; . Incite' iricintiHle
Mr. Devanlt aud a few of the. peopi
of Ely had got the isr'?cicd mart in
box car. and held him there by means
of conversation and other devices Un
til the officers of the laAv- arrived.
They were determined at ' the same
to hold him at all hazards if he at
tempted to eScapc: The ofl)ceri arriv
ing, at once went to the car, and beifig
satisfied from a description tlrey had
seen of Bender that this man ansAvered
to it fully, they felt it thtir duty to ar
rest him and hold him In custody until
his case was finally determined. '
In goiHg from the car td the wagoii
he showed that his feet were very sore,
occasioned, undotibtedly, by long con
tinued Avalking. ;
On his way to this place he admitted
that he had lived near Independence,
Kan. "That he lived on a farm, and
that he had an orchard. ' He also spoke
several times of his daughter Kate,
Avhom he said had 4.000 in her posses
sion ; and that she kept nearly all of
the money, having only given him a
small amount . of it. He denounced
Kate in severe terms for her thievish
conduct in keeping the money. He rd
so said his name is Benders
To some lie tellS that he has been
several days from Kansas; to others
that he left there several Aveeks ago ;
and to others again that he has been
traveling around this country for ft
long time. He told a ierson last night
that he had not been at Kly at all, but
that he came direct to Cedar Rapids
from Clarence. His stories about one
thing and another are very contradict
ory, which-only makes las case the
more singular and suspicious. Ho did
not at all protest against being arrest
Mr. Bershon, t?f this place, Avho knew
Bender in the year lWGtl, was summon
ed to the jail last night to see whether
he could recognize him. He went
away stating that he believed him to
be Bender, the height, build, color of
hair, and - general appearance of the
man being precisely like Bender. The
only difference he could see Avas that
ho is a little fleshier row than be wjd
seA en years ago. lie thought lus Avife
would be better able to recognize him
than he Avould be; . - ,
A son of Bender is supposed to haA'e
got off the express train at MecllaTi'x
ville last night, and an officer took the
early train this morning for that place,
with the intention of bringing him to
this city if they find that he answers
the description of young Bender.
The Benders have been tracked into
the southern part of this State, where
all traces of them have been lost.
Marshal Hale has telegraphed . to
Colonel York concerning the arrest,
and a photograph of the prisoner wiil
be taken and sent to Kansas for iden
THE OLD MAN".
The following is the description of
the old man, as we find it in the Chica
go Journal :
John Bender, or "old man Bonder,"
is fifty or sixty years oul, about fire
feet, seven inches in height, rather
round shouldered with very dark com
plexion, and Aery heavy beard cut
rather short; hair long and dark, mix
ed with grey, and very heavy eye-lashes;
nose sharp and rather long; hands
spare, with cords upon the back prom
inent; gait 1oay and sliijl;sh seem
ed rather to stalk around than to Avalk ;
weight 140 to 150 pounds. He had a
sleepy, downcast look, and was grim
and surly in his deportment. His
cheeks are sunken and rather hrw. He
speaks English in a very broken man
ner, his native tongue being Eow
Dutch. His voice seems" Id coiiie rath
er from his chest than his mouth. He
is slightly bald, and is careless and
slovenly in hl5 drss.
A Corpse Goes for a Direr.
From the Detroit Free Press, May 15.
John Quinn, the submarine diver
stationed at this port for the past six
or seven years, has been "doAvn among
the dead men" a great many times, and
has had some thrilling experience, but
he was more frightened yesterday than
ever before in his life. The pipe lead
ing from the water-AA'orks into the riv
er, put doAn last fall settled a few
days ago, ana one of the joints -opened.
Quinn was employed to make repairs,
and "he took his apparatus and attend
ants and went down yesterday morn
ing. A' great many cords of stone had
been piled on the pipe to hold it down,
and his Avork wa3 near the outer end of
the pile. The water was very clear,
and, as he landed on the bottom, he no
ticed some object leaning up against
the stones but supposed it to be a log
aiid Aient at his Arork. The. crevice in
the joints was td be filled up with
wedges, and the diA'er Avas about half
an hour getting to Avork with tho ham
mer He was -working aAvay when a
schooner's yawl, pulling three oars and
kicking up a 6wfl!; 'passed near him.
Ho felt the swf-11 somewhat after a
time, and was straightening iip after
pounding stway when something struck
his head and he felt himself embraced.
He had no thought of a corpse, and
when he looked up and found one right
before him, with one arm over his air
pipe, he cried out in alarm and moved
back. The copse, that of a man, moved
after him, and Quinn stumble back
wards over the pipe, and went flat
down with the homed form on top of
him. Those ribove felt that he hsid
moved and trave him more line and
pipe. He pushed at the body and cleared
himself of it, but as he regained his
feet it came down upon hurl, and one
of his legs rubbed acrcss his shoulders.
The diver did not wish td take hold of
the object but he wa3 forced to, and he
pulled it about for several minuts be
fore he ctfuid clear hl-i pipe.
He pushed it by the legs back to the
stone pile, ; and would have made his
line fast and sent it up, but the swell
Avashed it from his grasp"; ftnd the men
above, mistaking his signal, drew him
up. He went dowrt again, and made a
long search for the body, but it had
floated away. Ofwing to his' fright at
first, and His nervousness afterward,
the diver saw but little- which might
identify the body. He i3. sure that
there vtas a gold ring on one of the
fingers, and that the man had on light
boots, a3 he had1 his hands on them.
The body wa3 below all the inlet pipes
when first discovered, and was either
sitting or standing against the stones,
as one would sit or stand "to rest.
While the diver admits the fact of be-"
iilg frightene'd, he says It was because
ho had no idea of finding such a visitor
doAvn there.- Tho repairs to the pipe
wfre cdrxipleted, arid Quiurf sent word
along the dock: that the body liight bei
Tuckers, arid. rlaUfcfd trill.
Laces and milliners' bill,
Sliks that can stand alone, -,
. With a richness U their own, ,
And of daintiest tints I wecn .
Is'ile, myrtle ard pale sat;e-icn,.-Ilronze-bmwn,
and cool j-giey, ,
Olive and primrose, and caft au luit,
Dead-leuf, cocoa, modest pearl,
' This last B'i for a dark-eyed girl ;
Roue, and vion'-t. and dots -tint rrk;
Pale green, dark (Teen, rerf ; u-, .1
While heaven itself seems shining througn
A love of a piece of pure clef-blue.
TMcktrr, and pla!W; flfd frll'V
Ibices, and milliners' bills,
Dolman, and talma, and elcriii, ,
Pointedand rounded, the square bitsqulne; -And
waist cut a ht Josephine,
AVlth corsatce and vest of Iiu'n Fourteen J
Flounces, cverskirt. ruffs and rolls,
Cuffs and buttms; nii'j liiltor! -holes, - .
Scarf.- THl combs, aud buckles and slideSJ
Chatelaines," sashes, and belts besides
All these, and more than thes, awult
Our Peris at the outer gate,
Ijooking and longing disconsolate.
Until, with golden tears in their eyes.
They enter the Ladies' Paradise.
Jxive and marriage ieto toiHtiS df
which eighteenth-century writers of
vers lie societe, more skillful in their art
than Boswell, delighted to make merry-'
To one of them Ave nrtv Indebted fot
Celia's retort on the cynical Dean!
"Cries Celia to a reverend dean,
'What reason can be given,
flince inari'.it.'5 Is a holy thing,
That there Is none iu Heaven?'
" 'There are no women,' he replied 1
She uulek returns the Jest
'AVonicn Uicre nr". but I'm afraid
They cannot find a priest.' " .
An 0io to ail Ciltf lU Old HiCasi
lit MISS K. CO.NOMT.
"Poor, guiltless I ! and can I choose but .sinifcf
AVhcn every coxcomb knows me by my style."
'As Spring Day Hours " vvith tbeii;
burden of sweetly ienevre'd i)lea3TJr'f:3 of
life are overflowing with deliciousness
the maiden. of town ' and province
would bedeck themselves,l!ke the fldw
ers of I)ay, in - ail lore-y gorgeotisnes i
and thus, while nimble lingers -essay a!l
endeavor to accomplish a victory d la.
Pampadour, an od(or) of roet.'c licensd
fills the air. Vauick.
Poor, thrice-turned garment, wtth thy thread
Can I your faded form once more repair ;
Turn yet again your narrow, -well-worn skirt,
Now fringed with specimens of c,f dirt?
Can I the ruffles chaiiy'i to victlr'gs widu
And cnrf tlMis the stains 011 clttikr side
Give thy close sleeves a graceful," easy fici'f; '
And-plece them so no prying eyes will know f
Your shabby boddice, can I, theni rC".'-cre,
The trimming shaping a la Panipaimt.; .
Thy dversTclrt td loon with careless" graco,"
Y'et hide most cunningly tho iiicri tetl fle?
Goddess of Fashion ! at whose shrine we bovTl
Iend me thine aid, greatly I need it now
Inspire my hand with MH to tirn the stuff;
And the scart pattern nisike appear enoughs
Then, whene'er I wear It, how.'o'er I feel, ,
Oh ! grtlnt that I may look, at llrfst, genteel;
The men it viewing as a bran-new gowii,- ---And
me the best dressed lady in the townl
Turf , nd'l and Ftiriii;
The RiiD-HAinFD Girls. The fol
lowing letter is copied, just as it wai -received
by the publ.sher of .a latdiea
journal in this country. It appeals for
Dear Sir, will you pity a young girl
who has no person to p.fk a qtresthm of;
Avho knoAvs no person1 .'ta whom 1 fthe;
could place so much confidend iii; &3
to ask them. ' I have red hair and want
to knoAv if there in any remedy td
change it; My eyebrows are a.l'irhti -color,
not even a shade of red in it," and
will you please tell mo something that .
I can use. When I am in company I
am slighted, and niadc butt of and it '
makes me fed quite ffiiserjflie; and1
Avheii I go on the street the youiig
children all call red-head, and at titrle
I haA'e young gentlemen with me, and.
of course in that way I am made 'a
laughing stock of; and I am .in lovd -
with a youiig man und he has deserted
me for that reason, plesise tell me tforrie-'.
thing to do, and I shall be ever grate
ful to you. I remain yours in haste, "
Cornelia GRACcuts. :
CPleane don't say) Wineh-?teri Pa.
Don't -laugh. The pathetic in tliafc
letter is stronger than the humorous:.
"I declare," Thackeray would have
said,: "the .thought of that little maid '
weeping over her lover's desertioTf and
puttirr? her woes oh p'tret )tt this hum
ble way is to me infinitely touching
and as that generous, easily moved
heart is not here to speak pity for CbT
rielirt (JniCchus, let you and I drJ a.J he
would. Poof !ltt!e wentrifta, wasting
ber true-hearted rCgretfori a lover whd
Avas not manly enough to stand by hid
girl because the street urchins cried
after her. Her help was easy had nhe
known it. An ugly color ,r:?'d is frond
disease of the hair, and it is to Ue treat?
cd by washing and brushing frequently:
If Cornelia had brushed her red hair
daily twenty minutes by the clockj ffhd
would have foiind the color bo changed"
in a month that her sweetheart could .
not know it bv the lock in his waist-.'
coat pocket. Bathing the head after
smart brushing stimulates, the jrjtrmUJ ,
of the hair; so does holding the head
over a hot stove, or in the current of
hot air from ;i register. In time the
Vreak, fine hairs rrejigthen and thd
coarse ones fall out, leaving a Hold 6f
well nourished locks, waving, light ill "
C'-lor, and conveying the idea of vital
ity, tV.rlt 1.3 the gn at t burin of li'r: and
gives it the feathery spread and curl ;'
so much admired. By the Avay, dili
gent brushing of the hair is wortH
uJote' than all tli9 curling p!'id.1 in thd
hiiir to make it play into' ringlet shape:
This season is prolific in severe;,
stones. -(Scarcely ii the record of tho
effects of one read by the public before"
rnTother Is heralded with, more: fljsas'
trovs results. Tlie tornado which Via
Red the vicinity of Washington. lows?
on Thursday has seldom - been equaled
in violence: It sAvept over th country,
"like a besom of dc-strtiction." '.Bafri"
fences, house , cattle" and h iirtan K
i figs at ere Swept doAvn like, straws ,
Bonie instances cattle and meix..
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