Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, July 23, 1874, Image 1
THE HERALD. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. On Main Street, between 4th and 5th, Second Story. OFFICIAL PAPKIl OF CASS COUNTY. Terms, in Advance: One copy, one year $2.00 One copy, fix mouths J .00 On copy, three mouths 50 NT SKA EMATLIJ). A. J. MACMUEPHY, Editor. " PERSEVERANCE CONQUERS TERMS: S2.00 a Ye r. VOLUME X. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 2:5, 1874, NUMBER 17. THE HERALD. ADVKUTISIXO HATES. fTACK. HENRY BGECK, vr.xi.r.n in Inxiiitui.xe5 SAFES, CHAIRS, Lounges, Tables, Bedsteads, ETC., ETC., ETC., Of All Descriptions. METALLIC BURIAL CASES. Wootlon CofliiiH Of all sizes, ready-made, and mid cheap for cah. With many tbankn for pnst patronage, I invite all to call and examine my LAKCK STOCK OK Jui-ni t iii-o niifl Oof li list. MEDICINES J. H. BUTTERY'S, On Main Street, bet. Fifth and Sixth. Wholesale ai.J Ketail Dealer In Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes. 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The Vigtro has been suspended in consequence of an article incit ing hostility to the French Assembly. ...The Governor of New York lias railed upon Mayor Havemcyer to answer the charges preferred against liim The fire which lroke out at HolMiken on the evening of the 10th was not extinguished until seven o'clock on the even in g of the lit li. Total loss $700,000 The army of grasshoppers in Southwestern Minne sota lias liccn reinforced by swarms from the fhort-gras prairies of Northern Minnesota and Northern Dakota. In the vicinity of Fort Garry, Manitoba, every green thins: is de stroyed ... .The roof of Hovey Block, inC'leve hmd, Ohio, fell in during a heavy rain-storm on the afternoon of the Pith, killing one man and seriously injuring two others.... The 12th "was celebrated by the New York Orangemen without dis turbance.... The New York bank statement of the 11th shows a pain of r,,r,MH) in specie, '2,ooo,000 in deposit and a decrease of $-J,iNX),niO in greenbacks The business por tion of Strcator, 111., was burned on the morn ing of the Pith.... The rcjiorted intended res ignation of Vice-President Wilson is authori tatively denied by the Washington Star.... Gen. W. S. Hillycr, formerly of Gen. Grant's stair, died in Washington on the Pith. Tuesday, May 14. A man named Kullman attempted to assassinate Prince Bis. marck at Kisscngen, Germany, on the loth. The Prince was only slightly wounded, and the would-be assassin was secured. ...The Carlists, according to a London dispatch, are endeavoring to secure favorable reports from the newspapers by killing oil' the correspond ents. Several had been shot as spies.. Religious troubles have broken out in Venezuela in con sequence of the Bishop of that country .refus ing to obey the law establishing civil mar riages ... .Theodore Tilton on the 13th ad dressed a letter to the committee investigating the charges preferred against Mr. Bcechcr, stating that he should prepare "a full and detailed statement of such facts as are within my knowledge touching matters which compromise the character of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher". . . .On the afternoon of the loth a paymaster's train on the Troy it Grecntield Railroad was overturned at Shel burne Falls, Mass., and precipitated down an embankment nften feet high. Every person on hoard was more or less injured.... A geiiu ine case of Asiatic cholera is said to have occurred at Louisville, Ky. .. .Gov. Caldwell, of North Carolina, died on the Pith of cholera morbus.. ..The young man who was shot re cently by Representative Sloss, of Alabama, is likely to recover, and now threatens to kill that gentleman at sight. Sloss is said to be preparing for another shooting match. ...On the Pith two reservoirs in the town of Chester, Mass., gave way and swept the valley below clear of bridges, mills and dwellings. Owing to timely warning no lives were lost. The value of property destroyed was $:V0,0OO. Wednesday, July 15. The Carlists have attacked Cueiica, eighty-four miles southeast of Madrid... -Bismarck was waited upon by a large crowd of Germans, at Kissingen, on the 1 1th, to congratulate him upon his escape from the ball of the assassin. Bismark appeared and addressed the assembly. After expressing his thanks for the demonstration he said the attempt on his life was not directed against his person, but against the cause he represented. A priest named Hau thaler had been arrested as an accomplice of Kullman .... Monsignor de Mirode, the pri vate chaplain of the Pope, died at Rome on the 14th. The French Ministry were again defeated in the Assembly on the 14th, on a vote to increase the salt tax. The majority against them was 10i. .. .The otlieial returns of the vote in Arkansas on the call for a Constitutional Convention foots up as follows: For the convention, N,2-r,i'; nga'mst, 8,t7. Of the 111 delegates over 70 are Democrats and Conservatives. On the 14th a destructive tire broke out in Oshkosh, Wis., which before it was extinguished burned over territory two miles long and one mile wide, causing a loss-estimated at from $00,000 to .1,(XK,X)0. One-half of the business portion of the city was de stroyed and about one-quarter of the residence portion. Among those killed was W. P. Taylor, the City Treasurer An in cendiary fire was started in the afternoon of the 14th in a rag-picker's shop, in the rear of 5:27 South Clark street, Chicago, which before midnight had burned over sixty acres of territo ry, destroyed over 1,XM houses, and rendered fi.OOO persons homeless. AstilTbreczc was blow ing from the southwest, similar in intensity to the wind that prevailed on the day of the great fire in 1S71, and burning cinders were carried a long distance, setting on tire numer ous structures in advance of the point where the lire originated and where it was sought to be confined. The territory burned over lies between Twelfth street on the south, Clark street on the west, Van Buren street on the north, and the lake on the east. Among the more important buildings destroyed were the Olivet Baptist Church; First Baptist Church; Aclclphi Theater; Michigan Avenue, Continental, St. James and Wood's Hotels; the Inter-Oceanic buildings; German Evan gelical Church; two Jewish synagogues; the Postoflice; the offices of J-'i resit fc J-'rienil, AVw f'utritatit and yorthretem Lumberman, the Jones public school and business structures too numerous to mention. Three steam tire- engines were burned, and several persons were killed. The total loss is variously estimated at from 4,tXN,ntK) to .7,fXX,(XK The busi ness portion of the town of Iowa Falls, Iowa, was consumed on the afternoon of the 14th. Forty-five buildings were burned, inflicting a loss of SSOO.OOO. Thursday, July 16. A Paris dispatch of the 15th says the Committee of Thirty had submitted its Constitutional bill for the con sideration of the Assembly. Its provisions pleased nobody, and it was thought its defeat was certain According to a Madrid dis patch of the 15th a Ministerial crisis impended in Spain At the inter-collegiate regatta held at Saratoga on the 15th Princeton won in the six-oared race and Yale in the single scull race According to the Chicago Tribune of the ltlth the insurance companies lost 2,3Sl,40ilrom the recent fire in that city . ...Atxmt a block of ground was burned over in the West Division, Chicago, on the even ing of the 15th. Loss about $1(X,(XX The Indiana State Democratic Convention met in Indianapolis on the 15th, and organized by the election of Gov. Hendricks as President and J. W. Nichol with two as sistants as Secretaries. The President on taking the chair was received with cheers, and spoke at considerable length upon the principles and prospects of the party. Resolutions were adopted favoring the redemption of the 5-"20 bonds in green backs; favoring the repeal of the law of March, ISOft, which construed the law so as to make such bonds payable in gold; favoring the repeal of the National Banking law; fa voring a return to specie payments as soon as the business interests of the country will per mit; favoring the adjustment of the volume of currency to the commercial and industrial wants of the country; opposing mixed schools, but favoring a liberal system of education for all, black and white; condemning what is known as the Civil Rights bill and arraigning Senators Morton and Pratt for their votes in favor of the measure; favoring the repeal of the Baxter law and the enactment of a suita ble license law which shall- protect society and increase the school fund; favoring re trenchment and the reduction of taxes; de nouncing the increase of State taxes by the last Republican Legislature; de manding such r change in the laws as shall prohibit the use of public money for private gain; oposipg grants of land or money to railroad or other corporations; favoring the alKilition of the office of County Superiittcnd ent of Schools and the restoration of the former law in relation to the appraisement of real estate for purjioses of taxation; demand ing that the remaining public lands shall lie held for the benefit of actual settlers under the Homestead laws, and demanding the equali zation of bounties to soldiers and sailors. The following nominations of candidates for State offices were made: For Secretary of State, J. E.NetT,of Randolph County; Auditor of State, E. Henderson, of Morgan County; Treasurer, B. C. Shaw, of Marion County ; SujKTintendeiit of Public Instruction, J. II. Smart, of Allen County; Attorney -General, C. A. Bu.-kirk, of Gibson County; Judge of the Supreme Court, Horace P. Biddle, of Cass County. FkidAy, July 17. M. Magne, French Minister of Finance, resigned on the Kith, in consequence of the striking defeat of his financial plans the day before.... A Madrid dispatch says that England, Germany and Russia had decided to recognize the Spanish Republic. The Carlists had decided to shoot one Republican for every shot tired at them by the fleet at Bilboa The ex-King of Hanover is reported dangerously ill at Vienna Three Cubans who were lately captured by the Spaniards at Caina gu ay were executed on the Spanish gunboat Neptune, in which they were In ing conveyed from Nuevitas to Havana. .. .According to a dispatch of the Kith a terrible tire was raging in Galatea, one of the suburbs of Constanti nople The Ohio State Republican Con vention will be held at Columbus on the "2d of September Treasury gold sold in New York on the 10th at 100.77 Accord ing to an Omaha (Neb.) dispatch of the Kith an immense . cloud of grasshoppers had alighted the day la-fore in the vi cinity of Columbus, and were doing much damage. . . . A serious quarrel has arisen between Treasurer Spinner and Acting-Secretary of the Treasury Conant in regard to the civil-service rules in Spinner's bureau. Sec retary Bristow sustains Conant in insisting that they shall be enforced and Spinner has appealed to the President Theodore Tilton and his wife have formally separated. Mrs. Tilton denies the allegations of her husband in regard to Mr. Beecher.. ..Goldsmith Maid trotted three straight heats at East Saginaw, Mich., on the Kith in 2:li',2:l)$ and 2:10, being not only the three fastest consecutive heats on record, but two heats the slower of which was better than the best time ever made by any trotting horse in America or else where. Saturday, July 19. A Constantinople dispatch of the 17th says the fire at Galatea burned six hours and destroyed 2,IXX),(XXJ worth of property. Two hundred houses were burned .M. de Fourton, French Min ister of the Interior, resigned on the 17th in consequence of irreconcilable differences with his colleagues.... Recent Cuban dispatches represent that the Cuban insurgents had lately manifested considerable ac tivity. They had captured the garrison of Ganyaeales and were holding undis puted possession of Trinidad. They were also in large force in the environs of Puerto Prin cipe. Lauten, the United States Consular Agent at Manzanillo had been ordered to leave the island The insurance companies lost 251,o!X by the recent tire at Oshkosh, Wis A dispatch from Tiskilwa, 111., of the 17th, says one-third of that village was burned on the morning of that day. Loss not stated. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK. Ji-ly 17, 1874. Cotton. Middling upland, 175,17!c. Live Stock. Heett'attle $11.50 12.50. Hogs Dressed, $S.iV?i8.37!4. Sheep Live, $4.M);7rnVr. FKEAisTi:rrs. Flour Good to choice, Srt.l." fi..V; white wheat extra, $ti.53e.75. Wheat No. i C hicago, $1.37(1.35; Iowa spring, $ 1 .:iV?.l .Wi ; No. 2 Milwaukee spring, $l.3TU-40. Rye West ern and State. Sl-lU-- Barley Corn Mixed Western afloat, 777SKc. Oats New Western, fttffr.5c. Pkovision-s. Pork New Mcsg, $l!).TO19.73. Lard ll?4ll?ic. Wool. Common to extra, 4'MQ,?ye. CHICAGO. Live Stock. Beeves Choice, $5.8.Y?,6.10; good, $5.4i&-.70; medium, $4.755.35; butch ers' stock, $'1.7S2.4.riO; stock cattle, $3.iY?. 4.50. Hogs Live, SG.nrkrr6.25. Sheep Good to choice, Sj fXX?l5.75. Pnovisioxs. Butter Choice, 2VJ?-Jt'c. Eggs Fresh, 12Jfffl4c. Pork New Mess, $1!.7.V5 30.no. Lard $11.35'fM1.40. Eueaustltfs. Flour White winter extra, .75S7.75; spring extra. $3.0tX&5.50. Wheat Spring, No. 3, $184.108.40.206?. Corn No. 2, fil til?ic. Oats No. 2, 51(h"1Hc. Barley No. 2, HSci3$1.00. Rye No. 2, $1.0X0.1.02. Wool. Tub-washed, 45&52c.; fleece, washed. 400.44c. ; fleece, unwashed, 3033c.; pulled, 37(T,:Kic. Lumber. First Clear, $50.00(??r.00; Second Clear, $47.00. W.00; Common Boards, $10.:5O?& 12.00; Fencing, $10.5012.O0; "A" Shiugles, $3.2.V&3.30; Lath, $220.127.116.11i. CINCINNATI. Biieadstuffs. Flour $3.3n3.75. Wheat $1.18. Corn mGftiSc. Rye $1.(6. Oats 5i3(i2c. Barley Pkovisioss. Pork $19.735.10.87!5. Lard llai2?ic. ST. LOUIS. Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, $t.30 6.23. Hogs Live, $3.23tf?J5.25. BiiEAUSTurrs. Flour XX Fall, $3.0O5.50. Wheat No. 2 lied Fall, $1.171. 20. Corn No, 2, K33c. Oats No. 2, 563Tc. Rye No. 2, 7!KH3c. Barley Th Provision. Pork Mess, $30.50a.73. Lard 107812c. MILWAUKEE. BnEADSTi-rrs. Flour Spring XX. $3.705 5.00. Wheat Spring No. 1, $1.20ff;.l.ao4; No. 2. $1.17 LIT. Com No. 2, b-VWSiC. Oats No. 2, 5H5J 52c. Rye No. 1, WVt'llc. Barley No. 2 (a, DETROIT. BREADsTrrrs. Wheat Extra, $1.54(5,1.56. Corn t95j 70c. Oats 52?i55c. TOLEDO. Breadstuff's Wheat Amber Mich., $1.22 1.22' i; No. 2 Red, Sl.lS&l.lS!. Corn Mixed, eoG'c. Oats 5ti(3-5Sc. CLEVELAND. Breadsttffs Wheat No. 1 Red, $1.2fc? 1.25; No. 2 Red, $1.203.1-20! J. Corn 713 72c. Oats BUFFALO. Live Stock. Beeves $3.00ST6.10. Hogs Live, $(;.axjt6.75. Sheep $4.00 4.75. EAST LIBERTY. Live Stock.-Beeves Best, $6.0036.40: me dium, $5.7V7 5.!5. Hog Yorkers, $6.Uitf3 6.25; Philadelphia, $6.73(56.90. Sheep Best, S.Otxg.f-O; medium, $4.2324.'J.". A stranger gets puzzled in St. Louis He picks upTthe St. Louis Dtmocrat, and finds that he is reading a Republican paper. Incensed at the fraud, he casts it aside and grasping the St. Louis Ripnb liein rinds that he is reading a Demo cratic paper. Then he rings the bell violently for the hall-boy and wants to know if everything in St. Louis is a brazen deceit."" Little Penelope Marrowfat is-a child who is keenly alive to what is going on about her. Viping the molasses from her mouth at the" breakfast table, the other morning, shfi sweetly said: "If I should ever die of hydrophobia, papa, j-ou won't let 'em cut out my liver, will you?" Residents along the Mohawk Flats have engaged in the cultivation of sweet potatoes. COURSE OF TRUE IX) VE. I. acquaintance. May is fair; Sunshine gilds the balmy air; Promises most rich and rare Whisper round us everywhere. Has she frowns? Ah, yes; we kuow them f til t she ha her blossom too: Ami the sly coquette will show them Wishing'what ehe dare not do. II. FRIENUsniP. June is dear: But the promise of the vear Yields no ripe fruition here: Flowers are less than they appear, llw she roses? More and sweeter TlLiu the fairies ever grew; Yet I wait a joy completer Than these June days ever knew. III. -BKOTIIEK-AND-SISTEB-IIOOI). Fond July! "Neath this warmer, brighter sky All her graces multiply. Sliall lnv soul lie glad, or sih? Hopes for fruit and fears of blighting Work, within my anxious heart. Strange mosaics, most delighting When most iuuoceut of art. IV. LOVE. August heat ! Life iu love is here complete; Fruits are ripening rare and sweet ; Hence I would not And retreat. This is love; so closely blended With July's prophetic sun. Who ran tell me w here it ended And these perfect iovs begun? R. B.'lIaU, tu the Galaxy. AX UNCONVENTIONAL GIRL. Dit. Reginald Deane sat placidly sip ping his cotiee, glancing now and then at the morning paper beside his plate, and listening in not very polite attention to the remarks vouchsafed by his aunt from the opposite side of the table. College days, medical lectures and clinics were over for him. lie had wan dered through European hospitals, prac ticed enough to attain requisite skill and nerve in handling the scalpel, and learned enough of Nature's philosophy to refrain from drugging his patients to death, lie wished leisure now for study more than he desired extensive practice, and therefore he came back to the home stead, beautified the neglected grounds, decorated the long-closed rooms, built a conservatory which should open with wide doors from his own especial sanc tum, installed "Aunt Rachel" as house keeper, and announced himself, by a modest door-plate, as ready for surgical calls. At the house-warming all Ashland had eagerly assisted, whence it was well known that the furnishing was elegant, and many longing wishes to reign in the mansion as mistress rilled the heads of aspiring damsels. But Dr. Deane, uni formly polite to everybody, showed ng marked preferences, and when invited to parties managed either to avoid attendino or else to he only Aunt Rachel's escort ; so the sighing damsels turned their hopes in other directions. All his life Dr. Reginald had dreamed of a " home" that should be "sweet," and he fancied the wife who should sit opposite to him at table and firesides; but he hated care and responsibility, and thought to gain the "home" by estab lishing Aunt Rachel where a wife would have perhaps given more pleasure, to be sure, but she would demand too much time and attention, he selfishly thought. Six months had gone very smoothly, yet he was conscious that, despite its luxury, his 44 home" was incomplete. All this was vaguely passing through Dr. Reginald's mind while he sipped his coffee and listcntly absently to the lady opposite. "The Marstons have come home," her last remark, elicited a little closer atten tion and a definite reply. " Indeed! "Well, we must call at once. Fred is a very agreeable fellow; Mrs. Marston the most perfectly well-bred wouian I ever saw, and Miss June the mischief ! Why, she must be a young lady now. I'm half sorry for that; i used to have grand romps with her." Aunt Rachel's lip curled; in her esti mate of feminine attractions 44 romping" had no place, and the tone in which the doctor was answered was as wintry as the November air outside. 44 Miss Marston is not in the least like her mother. I can hardly conceive how it has been possible, under sue training, for her to be so utterly uncon ventional as she is!" "Have you seen them?" asked the doctor. 44 Yes; I met them yesterday at my dress-maker's, and positively Miss Mars ton shocked me by her queer ways. She is so unconventional!" 44 Indeed!" in a quizzical tone, came from under the brown mustache oppo site, while the mouth behind it curled with a derisive, incredulous smile. 4' Yes," said Aunt Rachel, unheeding the tone: "she came into Madame Foy's, and while she was sitting there the Madame called one of the girls from the work-room. It was Mary Niles, whose mother was June's old nurse. Mrs. Mars ton was giving directions about her daughter's dress,' but that young lady rushed toward the work-girl", Hung her arms around her and actually kiert her before us all! Mrs. Marston looked ex tremely annoyed, and Madame sent the girl from the room at once." Aunt Rachel waxed warm with indignation, but all the sympathy she received was a quiet 44 Pardon me! but I fail to see any dreadful indecorum." 44 Why, Reginald! No young lady of any dignity would forget her social position so far as to do such a thing." 44 My plants need fumigating, I think," he muttered; so he wandered among his treasures for an hour, lifting their deli cate leaves and blowing among them the pretty blue rings which are a smoker's pet achievement, and thinking thus: "June! It's a pretty name. I won der if it brings summer sunlight to the owner? I shall like to see a young girl who doesn't try to be prim. If Miss June dare assume any stiffness I'll re mind her of sundry episodes at Vevey, before her dresses grew long. I remem ber her laugh in those days; it was living music, and really it would not sound badly floating through this dull old house now. Pshaw!" and the unfinished cigar was flung away impatiently. " I'd better let well enough alone. Aunt Rachel does nieelj-, in spite of her pros ing, and when I need other society I can seek it. These flowers are growing beau tifully. Wonder if they would do better if June were always here?" But all this was very ridiculous; so the doctor drew on his gloves, nodded good by to Aunt Rachel at the top of the stair-case, and sauntered down to the street. Looking in at the Postoffice, he en countered Fred Marston, exchanged heartiest greetings, and Fred's house be ing nearest the two friends went thither. Opening the hall-door, a long, rippling, merry laugh was their first welcome, lor June herself was having a grand frolic witlv two little ones, who were busy at "hide the handkerchief" in the long hall. 4lOFred!" she began; then, spying his companion, started, flushed, thenbeamed with positive delight, and sprang impul sively forward. 44 Mr. Deane! I am very glad to meet you again; but you see I'm not a bit more proper than I used to be." Mrs. Marston came with her pleasant recognition, and the friends chatted gayly of daj-s that were gone, of days now present and then commenced plans for long evenings, into all of which Mrs. Marston entered with dignified interest. remarking at last that she had already mct .miss Leane. Here June interrupted "And, oh. Doc tor! Miss Rachel said you had quantities of smilax. We can't get it here, and I M ant some so much! 3Iayn't I come beg ging? " 44 June!" began Mrs. Marston, severely, and then added: 44 Dr. Deane, it is not my fault, but June will always aet like an impulsive child. I wish she would control herself." June blushed, the doctor felt uncom fortable, and Fred audaciously whistled, going over to pinch his sister's cheeks, and answering: 44 It's no use, mother! June will be June, and vou can't make November out of her. Rex doesn't mind, I am sure." The tall doctor arose, saying: 44 1 shall be delighted to send to you any plants you may like if you will come now and then and see my treasures. You will do so, won't you? " There was a mischievous twinkle in June's eyes but tone and manner were demurely proper, as she answered : 44 Whenever mamma calls upon Miss Deane I shall be happy to accompany her." The doctor's eyes twinkled back to her own merry thought, but all he said was: 44 Very well! I shall take care that Aunt Rachel earns a visit immediately. My flowers are my pets, and they do re ward me with such grace and beauty. My roses are lovely, even now." 44 Roses! h. Doctor!" and June flushed and dimpled with the quick thrill of delight, looking very sweet, as the Doc tor thought, as she added, in spite of mamma's frown: 44 Why didn't you wear one here so I could have stolen it? Do you remember how I used to confiscate your button-hole bouquets at Vevey, and how vengefully that poor English old maid would watch me? It was such fun to listen to her endless tirades about ' pert American girls.' " Mrs. Marston was looking unutterable annoyance at these reminiscences; Fred laughed outright, adding his own bit of absurd recollection, which the doctor might easily have supplemented, but wishing to conciliate 44 mamma" he only smiled quietly and made his adieus. Of course poor June received a lecture ! to which we don't care to listen. The doctor's thoughts are more interesting. 44 She's grown, certainly, but she is the same charming child f knew three years ago in spite of her added inches. I'm glad she isn't after the pattern of Ashland damsels, and it is decidedly nice that she regards me so much her senior. I'll keep up that illusion for a while. Aunt Rachel shall call this very afternoon, and yes well, I think I will escort her." Arrived at his own door, he went straightway toward the conclusion of his plans, calling from the hall: 44 Aunt Rachel! Where are you? Here are some letters, and, oh! I met Fred Marston, and promised him we would call this afternoon. You have no engage ments?" 44 No. We will go about four, if that will suit you?" 44 Exactly. Now I have writing to do." He felt like a conspirator as he marched straight to his floral darlings, severed bud and blossom, leaf and ten dril till his hands were full. Then filling a dainty basket with damp moss he made the flowers nestle closely together; dis entangled smilax sprays till he found a root; potted. that; and then sent basket and vase to Mrs. Marston's, with a card, explaining that the plant was for Miss June, the flowers for mamma. If June found deftly hidden under the shining leaves a tiny moss rosebud, it was most improper for her to kiss it and fasten it at her throat, blushing all the time. She couldn't have told 44 why." It was an instinctive impulse. The flowers dispatched, Dr. Reginald settled himself to write an article upon the treatment of 44 femoral fractures." He had been pro voked beyond measure by some unscien tific methods in use among country prac titioners. Indeed he had worked himself up to such a pitch of medical indigna tion that he fancied the treatise in ques tion would almost write itself; but the 44 divine afflatus" would not come. Even the opening sentence was a failure. He caught himself writing 44 feminine" for 44 femoral;" and instead of thigh-bones lie thought of a dimpled, flushing face. Aunt Rachel's tap interrupted his solil oquy 44 "Reginald! There has been a dreadful accident! You must go at once. Poor Mr. Niles has fallen from some staging, crushing him horribly." The surgeon came back from his dream ing. It was the doctor, not the sentimen talist, who snatched his instruments and ran to the sufferer's side. Of course there was the usual crowd 1o be dispersed and poor Mrs. Niles was of little use. Mary had come home from Madame Fov's, but it was Dr. Dcane's own white hands that prepared every thing, and with tendercst touch lightly examined the dreadful bruises. He was dimly conscious tht some one had come into the outer room, thougli all lie liau heard was a stifled exclamation and a low 44 hush!" He knew the baby stopped his wailing and that Mary brought him a roll of fine, soft linen that never came from the cottage stores; then he half heard a quiet murmur of a gentle voice ; but when his work was done there was no stranger visible. Giving his parting directions, he added : 44 You will need some delicacies, Mrs. Niles, and I will see that Aunt Rachel sends you some wine at once." 44 Indeed, sir! you're very good, but my sweet child Miss Marston, sir -has been here, and see: she's brought me wine and fruit and jelly enough to last the master for days. I was her foster-mother, sir; j she never forgets me nor my Mary there. Bless her sweet face! Why she treats my girl like a sister!" Mary's eyes were full of tears, but she must add her mite of praise. 44 Oh, Doctor! she was trying on a dress at the Madame's when they came for me, and when she heard the news she made her coachman bring me at once !" 44 Yes well," said the doctor coolly though his heart throbbed, 44 Bless her!" 44 ' be in again before night. There is no danger, though there will be intense pain" and he took his leave. As he opened the gate there lay in his path a rosebud. Of course he picked it up, and recognized it as the one he had hidden in the smilax leaves two hours before, though why he held it with a ca ress for a second and then put it in the locket of his visiting book you must guess. Four o'clock came and the ceremoni ous visit was paid. Aunt Rachel's nerves were destined to quiver several times when June laughed, while her disgust at finding the doctor had already been there was evident enough. Worsted work was her one artistic fancy; Mrs. Marston was equally an enthusiast in Berlin wools, and June was asked to bring for display the marvelous flower-piece then in con struction. The frame was large, so the doctor gallantly held it while June quickly unpinned the cover from the del icate work, putting the pins in her mouth, girl-fashion, till the doctor could bear it no longer. "Don't, Miss June! that is horribly dangerous." 44 Pooh! I've always done it. The girls at school used to call me the 4 perambu lating pin-cushion!' " 44 You may try it once too often. I can't bear to see you do so." 44 When I swallow one you shall take it out," laughed the gay girl. 41 Don't you covet the opportunity? You can say' 4 1 told you bo' all the time you are choking me!" 41 June! you arc incorrigible. Put down those'pins!" was Mrs. Marston's admonition, and June obeyed with a bit of rebellious pouting that was be witching. The guests left almost immediately after duly admiring the work, n'nd Aunt Rachel's wrath found vent at once. 4' She is like no young lady 1 ever saw. So self assured and pert. The idea of her answering you a she did! When I was a girl we were taught to be quiet and retiring. We never spoke to a gen tleman except to answer some question. We had to be sought!" 44 Wliv, Aunty! why are you so preju diced? June has the kindest heart. You told me yourself how warmly she greeted her old playmate, taoitgh 011I3' a dress maker's apprentic e." "It was most improper to do it so publiclv," interrupted the spinster. 44 Well, then, she came to Mrs. Niles' as soon as she heard of the accident; hushed the baby, and with her own hands and gentle ways brought order out of confusion." 44 Our mrnUinr ?csi't uuike it xiimiitt'i', Reginald. She doubtless has kind im pulses, but your headlong people tire never constant. Did you ever see her at Mrs. Niles'?" the last query was a sus picion. 44 No, I was in the sick-room, and didu't know that she had been there till I came away." That was all the doctor said, but some how his hand crept, into his pocket, touching the poor little crushed bud he had hidden there with a tciider move ment, and he thought: "Poor June. She must make her own summer always. Society prefers wintry propriety. The days flew by. Not one passed but fresh flowers were sent for June, and twice the doctor encountered her at Mrs. Niles'. The last time there was just snow enough for the sleigh to glide smoothly. The temptation was irresisti ble, so he invited the young lady to ride, and June nestled down beneath the fur robes, quite forgetful of everything but the electric excitement in the keen air, the music of the lu lls, and the presence of Dr. Reginald. The longest way is very apt to be selected under such circum stances, so they sped along for more than an hour, overtaking Aunt Rachel as they dashed down the avenue. Unlucky June! Some merry fancy just then amused her, so it was her own unmistakable laugh that floated out more clearly than the ringing of the merry bells. Her offense against Ashland de corum had been sufficient if she had only ridden quietly with the much-covctcd doctor; but oh! that laugh! Dr. Reginald gallantly lifted his hat, and June bowed, but poor Aunt Rachel deemed it her duty to testify against 44 such goings on," and the winter w ind was warm compared with her salutation. The doctor was indignant. There was a spice of chivalry in his nature that made him care ten times as much for his sweet fiiend if he must be her champion. He had meant to take June home, but now 44 Aunt Rachel should see how muc h he cared for her frowns." So the pranc ing horses were checked, then turned sharply round before the good lady's as tonished face, and more miles w ere meas ured oil" before they returned. 44 You must come in and warm your self, Doctor!" pleaded June ; so the merry pair entered the house. Mrs. Marston had grown used to the doctor; she saw that June didn't annoy him, and wisely concluded to let them alone in their innocent fun; so she greeted them graciously as they stood near the glowing grate, telling of the 44 splendid ride," as June phrased it. Her hood was tangled in her curls, its fringe had caught in the fastening of her furs, she had two pins in her lingers, and when those lingers were wanted the pins went into her mouth, while she talked on as gayly as ever; and the doctor watched her, thinking how charming it would In to have such a 44 June" making a summer for him all the year round. 44 Oh, mother! the doctor's horses are perfect; I drove till my lingers grew numb, and " June stopped, choking, her eyesdilat ing in horror, and she gasped : (Hi (hut u'n "' Mrs. Marston screamed, of course. Dr. Deane grew pale, and his heart stopped its regular beat just a second. The next his arm was around the sufferer, her head thrown back, and every professional nerve in order for service. 44 Keep quiet, Mrs. Marston. Give me the case from my overcoat. Now hold her hands. "June! I won't hurt you any more than I can help, but it will almost choke you for an instant;" then, bending over "her, he whispered, swiftly: 44 1 can remove it safely, my thirling! trvxt iite: ' Through the look of agony to. the brown eyes were flashed for a second a light that lent fresh nerve to the prac ticed hand. The bright steel instrument glided to its task ; then, as he withdrew it, the doctor shuddered a little, but the danger was over. Can't vou fancy how that instrument w.is flung aside anywhere anil how the graceful head vV7, for an instant, where never a woman's head had lain be fore? The mother's tears flowed fast now, for with till her icy relTukings June's mother loved her child, and she could find 110 words to tell her gratitude. Once more the doctor bending over his patient, a message was given and re ceived, though no syllable was uttered. 44 1 will come again before evening," said the doctor to Mrs. Marston. 44 Mean time, please keep all pins at a safe dis tance." Tlie3' were happy thoughts that kept him company till he sprang up the steps of his own residence, with the brightness of his heart shining in his face, and he entered his sanctum singing gayly: 4" Nita. Juaniata, let me linger hy thy side !" Aunt Rachel never disturbed him till the dinner hour, and then she met him with a lofty air of displeasure that was comical, considering the culprit's six feet of manhood. Utterly ignorant of her dis pleasure. Reginald "sipped his soup, re marking pleasantly, 44 Mr. Niles can walk on crutches, now. Aunty. 1 suaii take him to ride to-morrow." 44 Indeed? I should imagine you pre ferred daintier company," with a little sneer. 44 Sometimes I do, and then I take it : as for instance, this afternoon. Eh, Aunty! is that what you mean? 44 You were sufficiently conspicuous in vour devotion, and she was evidently in high spirits. Ugh! I can hear that loud laugh now." There was a dangerous light in Dr. Deane's eyes, but he only answered quietly: 44 Pardon me. Aunt Rachel! June never laughs coarsely or boisterously. Her laugh is like music itself." ''June, indeed!" retorted the irate maiden. 44 You treat her and she seems to like it, too just as if she was a little girl. No young lady with a particle of self-respect would allow herself to be spoken of in that way. You are making yourself the subject of most unpleasant remarks." Not a word from the doctor, and Miss Deane was much too eager to notice how ,he brows were bent together. "Reginald! What do you mean? You have never paid any lady the slightest attention, though yo'u have met the mc?t elegant girls, and now this saucy chit seems to absorb all your thoughts. It isn't right, and " "Th'it iriU doT came in clear, even tones from across the table; yet there was a ring in them Aunt Rachel had never heard before. 44 1 believe 1 am old enough to choose my own way. 1 have chosen it. Aunt liachel, and you may as well know it now as at any time. June" ah! how tenderly he spoke the name "June Marston will be my wife when the May roses bloom." Poor Aunt Rachel! speechless for once. All the doctor's anger vanished as he saw her utter dismay; and the old spirit of fear ret urned, and this is what he said as he left the room: 44 You told me, aunt, that 4 our ttirtilhni didn't make a summer. Well, perhaps it hasn't; but a nr,it',ic has hastened the promise of mine. In this case it was the mrtilloir of it pin!" Then he went to his pets, the flowers, and whispered to them his new delight. It came toour hero with all the daz zling splendor of a revelation. For weeks there had been about him It ttctiht-roii mi r of the wily Cupid. They had whispered sweetest hints of the joy that might come, and now our lover thought no other heart had ever known such supreme happiness. Meantime, June quite forgot her pain, as she lay with closed eyes reading the look and tone she had met in the moment of peril. Her cheek grew bright so bright with the leaping blood that Mrs. Marston was anxious lest fever was im minent. 44 June, dear! doesn't your head ache? your face is flushed." The brow n eves opened w ith a merry laugh shining through them. 44 Don't be worried, mamma. The doc tor said there was no danger now. lie will tell you all about it this afternoon. Mamma,' ylnd I mrnlbnrtd Hod jh'ii ' Mrs. Marston shuddered. "June! how dare you? It was horri ble. If Ihe doctor had not been here you would have strangled." 44 Yes but mamma," and the eyes danced again 44 the doctor was here; that's just it. I never was so glad in all my life but it. hurts me to talk." For once true love ran smoothly. The doctor 44 asked mamma" in his own frank way. The assent was given, but a conviction of dutv required Mrs. Marston to give him at length a catalogue of June's peccadilocs and faults, to all of which the doctor listened with polite impatience. Fred neatly crushed his hand w ith a w ringing grasp of congratulation. 44 Ah, Ilex! old fellow; so you propose to have June all the year round? Well, she is a darling. Anyhow, one proverb is disproved, in spite of its age. One ttrnHttw did make a summer this time." That 44 swallow" did make a life-long summer for Dr. Deane, who loves his sweet wife more than ever while now an other 41 June" flits, with all her mother's grace, among the flowers, or sends the echo of her mother's laugh ringing and floating through every nook of the old homestead. How "Accidents" to Buildings Occur. The Philadelphia Lolgrr says the blun ders and dangers grow ing out of the lack of even elementary scientific knowledge on the part of those w ho confidently under take works of construction for which they tire utterly incompetent come within the knowledge of many persons. We have seen numerous instances of it ourselves, and especially as to this point : That the work of some builders is done as if the mass of a heavy wall is really without weight and can stand upon any thing or not Ling. When the foundations for one of flu- most important buildings in Philadelphia wen; being laid the man who was directing the setting of a heavy stone some five feet souare by more than a foot thick, which stone was to support 11 rorinr ,iri', stood by while the other workmen leveled up that important part of the foundation by placing rn'ix and small pieces of stone under it. lie seemed to think that obtaining a rxiitt lint by such means was the only thing required; and seemed further to be of the opinion that the chips and "spalls" he was using were quite strong enough and durable enough for the massive six storied pier that was to be erected upon theui. We have know n men employed to do a small job in the way of alteration who proceeded to cut into a pi r, apparently without a thought that they were weak ening, or perhaps destroying, a main sup port of a building. A noted instance of this kind of blundering occurred many years ago at the Philadelphia almshouse, where piers were cut through to make room for some alteration, and the result w as the fall of a floor and killing of sev eral people. We have know n men to try to cut under the finiinhditia of a corner pier of a large building to make an open ing for the insertion of a water-pipe. We have know n instances where buildings constructed for one purpose, requiring but little strain, have been put into an other where the materials, machinery or appliances were of a character to cause but little strain, have been put into an other where the materials, machinery or appliances were of a character to cause heavy strain and jarring; and the change has been made and the floors loaded without examination as to whether th'-y could stand t lie strain. Similar instance s will occur to most renders who have to do with buildings used for trade or busi ness purposes. But perhaps the most striking illustra tions of Ihe dangers from ignorance of mechanical principles may be found in some of t he minor bridges and ot her means used for crossing streams in the interior portions of the coun'ry. One such -instance was noticed by "the writer in cross ing a "rope ferry" over one of the swift mountain rivers in California. The stream, about 200 yards wide, w as a rapid and tumultuous current, and the appli ances of Ihe ferry were intended to be on a scale of strength commensurate with the severe strain they had to resist. The cable was a stout one, of iron-wire; it was se curely anchored at both ends in the hard rock of the mountain; the cordage and blocks and other gearing by which the flat-boat was secured to the wire cable were on the same scale of strength: the flat-boat itself was strong and securely built, and yet all this array of powerful cable, anchorage, cordage and boat came down at last to the strength, or rather the weakness, of a part of tiie machinery which consisted of two little iron spindles not thicker than one's little finger! These spindles were the shanks of the two iron block-hooks bv which the strong cordage was hooked into the clamps on the deck of the boat. The whole of that machinery w as reduced to the slight strength of those two spindles, which at last bore all the strain of the torrent sweeping at high speed against stream, about S'H) yards wide, was a rapid the broadside of "the vessel, and yet the "architect" or "builder" of that fcrrv machinery, where the slightest break would have caused certain death to the passengers, did not see that the strong est part of his machinery w as no stronger than its trrtih'xt point, for all this strain came upon that at last. The matter referred to in these obser vations involves no greater amount of science than the plainest elements, that could easily be taught in any grammar school, and we therefore repeat the re mark that they ought to be taught in every public grammar-school iu the coun try. The vastness of the lace industry of Belgium may be judged from the fact that around Brussels, Malines, Anvers. Bruges, Menin, Ypres anil Gramont 100,000 wom en, young girls and little girls are en gaged in its fabrication. 1 iiiare.. 8 siuare 8 rtinreii. V column. j column. 1 column. 1 w. I w. ! .1 w. 1 m. .1m. fi m. 1 00 1 wi j on i Ni fsoo tnw $H 00 s (ml a 7r, 4 mil 4 v h ( u on n 00 5 mil H curio on li on ) 00 !iS on) 00 S on 14 on IS 1H OH 40 !' "I 00 'is 00 is 00 U 00 as 00 10 on no Q" I'm 00 :T" All Advertising bill due quarterly. J ?T Transient advertisement must ho paid for In advance. Extra copied of the Heiiai.d for aln by II. J. Strclght, at the Postotflee, and O. 1'. lier of Main and Fifth etrceW. . Johlioii, cor- MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Illinois has 2,000 idiots. F-.uti.Y marriage brings toil and hard tdiips. It costs one dollar per bushel t raise wheat. M ii.tov, in youth, was inclined to hi larity in his c ups. K vkky wealt hy chess-player should gi vs a check to the poor fund. A iir.NPKKD years of fretting will not pay a half penny of debt. Til K President of the Swiss Republic gets a salary of ffJ.OOO. Tiik commerce of the Ohio River footg up $700,000,000 annually. Kknti cky has lost over $."00,000 by defaulting Sheriffs. 1 t is nothing for a Georgia woman to kill fifty snakes per week.- An ingenious farmer is training a flock of swallows to skim his milk. Tiik opium crop in Persia has failed, owing to excessive falls of snow. Last year Noble County, Ohio, pro duced .r),S.'ti,7o7 pounds of tobacco. It is prophesied that chemistry will ex tract beef steak from cast-oil" boots. Tiik happv rich, the happy poor, both quite possible. But 44 the liappy mean" oh, no impossible. DcitiNO the last twelve years England has expended a sum equal to 4f:W,fi.Vi,f.4',J upon coast fortifications. Giskat and noble examples and great and noble books survive for centuries after their authors are dead. Tun corner-stone of the Confederate monument was laid by the Masonic fra ternity, in Savannah, recently. A srsriciors wife, on being asked where her husband was, replied that she was very much afraid he was Missing. A Nkw Out. kans young woman re cently swallowed eight live-cent pieces which she had stolen rather than give them up. "(1.U7.E and effect" an suggested to a Western editor as the toilets of young lady graduates at feminine commence ments. Ik a man has any religion worth hav ing he will do his duty and make- no fuss about il. It is the empty kettle that rat lies. A Mi'.Mfiiis man has sworn a terrible oath to kill an average of one doctor per week for the next year. Turn about is fair pi aj'. An eminent pli3'sician says that in his opinion there is no such thing as cholera infantum. It is all the cflect of a baby's imagination. A Nkw YoitK company will insure poodle logs, but won't take a cent's risk on babies. They know which receives the most care. A stoi'T old woman in Detroit got mad recently because a photographer wouldn't let her fan herself w hile she had her pic ture taken. Boston had to take the seats out of its public parks to get rid of its loafers. Some folks would have taken the loafers and left the scats. It is all the rage now adays for women to be milled, yet thev arc not allowed to get their collar up. Thus tyrannic al and capricious is fashion. Ai.i.kn, the bank swindler, who is wanted in Detroit, Chicago, Louisvillo and other Western cities, pleaded guilty recently' in Pittsburgh. A Flohida paper says that 44 water melons as large as nail kegs go begging in Tampa market at fifteen cents apiece." Oh, water-melon-cully fact. 44 Yks, sir," said a Fourth of July ora tor, 44 Putnam went right into the wolf'a den, dragged her out, and the independ ent e of America was secured." Nathan Pim.i.ti's lives at Pokagan, Mich. Deis eighty-two years old. Ho has thjs year harvested nine acres of w lieat"and is get ting a new set of teeth. A YKAit ago a young man would be real good to his mother on the promise of a shirt which buttoned behind, but now suc h a promise wouldn't swerve him an inch. Said Young America to his papa: 44 Pa, be you a Britisher?" 44 Yes, my son, I was born in England." " Well, we whipped you," retorted the young ster. Tiik Virginia youth who wouldn't, enter college because the faculty wouldn't let him bring his three coach dogs alum struc k a strong blow at the- root of des potism. A hko-iikapki dry-goods clerk in Bos ton lias caught a pickerel weighing two pounds, and is now looking up authorities to ask if Isaak Walton's hair was of nu auburn hue. A t if AiirTAiu.K man keeps n pairof dogs chained at his front door, so that pcoplo who stop to 44 get a bite" can be accom modated without taking the trouble lo.go, into the house. It is a startling mystery how the presence of an old maid and a bald-headed man will cast a gloom over a picnic party which eve n pickled c lams can only partially dispel. 44 Yks, George Washington w as purty great and high," said a Missouri steam boat captain, 44 but the n, Htrangcr, he never owned a steamboat whic h c ould hitch past the White- (Juce-n." A.N authoritative critic: inc isivejy an nounces that the navy of England, in it at present exists, is 44 an excellent mu seum of aquatic antiquities, und curiosi ties in the marine offensive way." It seems like a waste of time for a young man to pass five years at West Point that he may be called 44 Lieuten ant," when a week's residence in Texas entitles everybody to be called 44 Colonel.' 44 Dkskrtkd by all but his aged bob tailed dog, his life went slowly out as the shadows of the setting sun crept over the front stoop of Darling's groc ery," is the w ay they express themselves in Georgia. Thk idea that fish diet, or at le-aM the frequent use of fish diet, is promotive of brain-power is growing; unci the philoso phy ejf it is said to be that the phospho rus contained in fish acts beneficially cm the brain. A Maine painterwalked three miles to paint a hearse, the other day, under a stipulation that his pay should be a free ride when in the course of nature it be came necessary for him to employ sue h a conveyance. An Aberdeen clergyman, advocating corporal punishment for children, said: "The child, when once started in the course of evil conduct, is like a locomo tive on the wrong track it takes the switch to get it off." W1'1 yu fice a young fellow strike a match to "light his e:igar, and then restore the unconsumed fragment to his vest pocket, accept it as a 6ign that he has been reading some good book on the necessity of economy for young men about to marry. A lady writer points out the fact as worthy of note that 44 while the nun who commit suicide are almost always un married, the women are married or w id owed. This leads to the inference that while men cannot live w ithout women, women find life unbearable with men." A person wants to be careful, of course; but where in the crown of one's hat can one find room for a slip contain ing directions for the treatment of a drow ning man ; a compendium of rules for avoiding hydrophobia; a string of remedies for sunstroke; and one's lire alarm card? Nobody but a paperhangcr could do the job well.