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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 18S0.
ry Extra Conies of the Herald tar
J. P. Todsc, at the rost-Offlee News Depot,
OK rLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA,
I.HIN FlTZl'.KH AI.I .
E. ti. ItOVKV
A. W. MlI.A I'JHI.IK.
JOMI O RoLKKK
.... Assistant Cashier.
T:i;s I:t!ik Is now open for business at their
new rin'iii.dirnrr Maia and Sixth si reels, and
i. P-.red to transact general
Gold, Government and Local
EOl;iIT AND SOLD.
Lri'usits Received and Interest Alloio-
ed on Time Certificates.
X.Y.;J.c in any part of the United Slides
In all the l'rincijvd Towns and Cities
j Line and Allan Lin
Iv.im.ii wishinir to lain
out their friends from
PUla.IlASK TIOKKT8 FHO.M US
T S rough to I' I n 1 1 4 in o i: t li
TRACT-: MARX The Oreut Kn-TRAO MARS
jllish Remedy ;
An ni l a 1 1 i li k
cure fur Senu-
1 m p t e n c y
and all iiie.-is-
s that folio.v
as h seiinet'
Df Si-lf Abuse ;
Wf!?E TA11K6. as Loss of AFTE3 TAI1H8.
Memory. Universal L.-v-iMI ude. Vain in the back
Diiiiii'"s of Visiiui, i'r.-iuat tiro Old Ae, and
kiiiv other diseases that lead to insanity or
mismnpfroii. and :i I'rcrn itui'e Orave.
r i-'uil p.ii iieu'ars in our pamphlet, which
we lit'she to send free ly mail tor-very one.
""" T.'i Spevilie Mt-dii-liif Is t- I I by all dl'lljr-
-1- .t 1 per paeKasje, or six pacuajres lor -,
he si'i:t free ly nr. ill en receipt of the
moio'v, l.y a(idri-s-.i;vr
Tin: i;1:ay medicine ro
?1fi'ii amis' i;i.uc!i. PinifHT. Micir.
h"s.ld in Miittsiiioutli a:nl everywhere, by
fcl a tf.v li-. : i:
H ft - v ni irot cu.:
e 1 1
C fj,''-.S cciininuai :
"Xi'.np- BTil Vr-r-',--y
'o;i.r'"-' t of !1
lr i li (1 s r.t ?ir.r-'r; '
crvd Dj 11'ji'i.iiWis. '
Hot Corn Cr Ttr !i
HiCf. i, f . ; r.t
... 'i. I ......i
rrs. l.ii.. .
' A l.nl i :;'
i r t:n.Luii,
N TO. I. C.!-cn pTnw!ti t
fj aii'l ir i rr !.-:?,! ie c;;re
H 1 r inm!'M'i"-fs. u e
H of ppi'iii, tuUiccuai.il
fej Kucietto:. 1-.. .
1 rUhf lr. snd ALL Limraiiil
ISjTTestlinonia'of ilicbUhest order In pro.vf
of thcs slatfcuieuis.
D!T"For the rur of Dinbflri. call for Waft
ner's SmIc liabcl- urr.
,JForth9 euro rf Ilrisl.t'o an! flip other
disa.-s. c:l for W -f-tr' hxle liiduy
iou are sold
. fc'l VS il
v.so ty tl-c im1-1
for over t-.vcniy yenrs,
v-r ii;v. r:tii3 for HIISTOU
;lilV IXAIJi TO XT'
V U IHi'M- COLOR AND
Zt Paivlic tho natural
fovl :.! i'!)!cr to tho hair
?! .tail without af;i!aliig the
It iviil Increase and
:-. the growth of lite
prev. rt is.s Ltaitc!it:ig
oT, aiitl tltua
i ;:t iu:.!).stii,
: tu.-fs Ilihins. Ertip-
:. r ::-l Ijni!ruir. A a
V5H Iiti:sIG It I very
IrtMo, '.vinj the hsir a
.Utrj B.ftae Mhich
;i::!r.-. It kecinthe head
ti-.'.in, bwvet end ln-altliyt
v-iU thriise the heard to a Bi:OAVN cr
iiLAC'K at discretion. Ilelng ia one
I.'lariitlon It is easily apiIicd, ana
prMincea a permanent color that irlll
tot. wah olT.
R. P. HALL & CO., NASHUA, N.H.
Sold by all Dealers in Medicare.
-T:''rr J r-"- ii if -nc- rrr ir t j
3 fir bMJ&v&zi
..-.. .- Try J rc ?, '
.ZJt '? JCKjB-tf-Spnd f.r Pamphlet
Vr.wS,-,"' - iVf and lVtiui3itl!.
, rsccin- j
Schlegel & Nieman,
Suocesfors to A. Sciilf.oel & Buo..
And dealers in
SMOKEKS' FANCY ARTICLES, SMOKING
Special BRANDS and sizes of CIGARS made to
order, and satisfaction Kuaranteed. Cigar
clippings sold for smoking tobacco.
Main Street, one door west of J. S. Duke's store
0isUc rt Office,
Plattsmouth. Xeb. Im3
U, V, Mathews,
Hardware, Catlery, Hails,
Iron, IVagon floc!i.
STOVES iJiul TIN-WAKE,
Iron, Wood Stoc7i, Pumps,
FIELD cl- GARDEN SEEDS, ROPE,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET
IRON WORK, Kept in Stock.
31aKin? ami Stppuiritigr,
NEATNESS & DISPATCH.
All Work Warranted.
J. G- CHAMBERS,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
ETC., ETC., ETC.
Done with Neatnessl Dispatch.
l r e only plaee in town wtiere luriey s i;tt-
ent self adjustable liors eollarsare poIo
(JR0CEUIES OF ALL KINDS.
" Large stock of
BOOTS and SHOES
CLOSED OUT AT COST
aod in f;t overytliing you e:',n call for in
the line of
CASH PAID FOR HIDES AND FURS.
All kinds of count! y uruduce taken in ex
ili::iieii for (fi'ods.
Tlioug'ii Shakinsjlike an A spoil Loaf
With the chills and fever, the victim of mala
ria ni.iv si ill recover ly usin; this celebrated
specific, which not only breaks up the most air
Kravaied attacks, hut prevents their recur
rence. It is infinitely preferable to quinine, not
only becaue it do s the business far more thor
oujrhlybiit also on account of its perfect whole--oiueiicss
and Invigorating action uio:i the en
For s:'.le by all Druesi-'ts ai'.d Dealers
X KK V t'HXKSS.
Tt affords nie irreat pleasure to bear testimony
to the benefit 1 have received from usiut;
Fellows' Compound Syrup of li pophospliitcs.
I have recommended it to maay of my friends,
and it has proved an excellent curative for
Nervousness and General Debility. It is afco a
llist-elass tonic. enables persunsto take on tlesli
rapidly, and is free from the constipating! ef
fects char::c!eritic of other tonics I have tried.
Henkv Joii.srox, Montreal.
UraI Dr. Karle's ToMimonial,
Mr. Jamks I. FEi.i.owa.Mamifaotiirir!; Chem
ist. Sir : l'or (several wi iitns p;ist I have nsed
vour Compound Syrup in t !:e treat inent f in
idpi nt pl.thii.. c'hioiiii' brorebi;i and other
all ctin:s of The chest, aud I have no hesita
tian in statin: that if ras:ks foremost ..nioiist
the remedies used in those diseases, i'.ei!: an
excellent nervous tonic, it exerts a direct influ
ence on the nervous s-ystem. and through it iu
viuoraies the l-ody. it affoi ds, mo p'casure to
i eeom iiieiul a remedy whielii really good in
eases lor which it i intended, when mi many
ai'.vei i ised are worse than useless.
1 am, sir, yours trulv.
Z. s-Eaelk, Jit., M. D.
It cures Asthma, Lft of Voice. Neuralpia.
sr. Vitus' Dance. Epileptic Fits. Whooping
t''iii;h. Ncrvi'itsue.-s. ami is a most i nderful
a.ijunet to other remedies in sustaining hfedu
riny; the pieces of Diphtherias
Do not be iieeeived ly remedies hearing a
similar name : tn oilier preparation is
a substitute for this under any
Trice, SI .30 por Uollle. Six for $7.30.
SOI.f) BY ALL DRCGGLSTS.
PREHIUW WATCH A5D cnAiy-
steni-windcr.Fre with every order. Out
fit free. J. B. tru lord & to Caicajco. Hi.
CELESRATEO 5 5
Bsa f 5d
IHt. II. 3IEAIIG,
mYSICIAN and SURGEON, office in Fitz
gerald Block, which will be open day or night.
31. A. IIAItTIIJAX.
ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR. Will Prac
tice in Ilia state and Federal Courts. Resi
dence, riattsmouth. Nebraska. fclly
It. It. LIYITO. M.
VHVSICIAX & St'ltOEO.N.
OFFICE HOURS, from 10 a. in., to 2 p. m.-
Examiuing Surgeon for V. S. Pension.
Ilt. IV. II. LIIIHK.KrlIT,
PRACTISING PHYSICIAN, residence on
Chicago Avenue. Plattsmouth. Nebrsaska.
Olhce in C. E- Wescott's Clothing Store. 41y
WllIi f. W1HK,
COLLECTION'S ?l SfJSCMLTr.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real Estate. Fire In-
Huraiiee and Collection Airency. Otlice in Fitz
gerald's block, I'lattsuioiith, Nebraska. 22m3
;ko. h. m.mitsi.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate Bro
ker. Special attention liiven to Collections
siml nil mutters affeetint! the title to real estate.
Oflice on 2d lloor over Post Olllce. Plattsmouth,
i. ii. iviif.em:r & co.
LAW OFFICE, Real Estate, Fire and Life In
surance Agents, Plattsmoutli, JSeDntsKa. cot
lectors, tax -oavero. Have complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans, &e. loJ
NOTARY PUBLIC. Will attend to buyjnt?
ami selling lands, examining titles, making
deeds, paying taxes and collecting debts. W ill
also atteud to law euits before a Justice ef the
47tf Factor vvillk, Cass Co. ku,
NAM. 31. CMAIWAX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Oflice m Fitzger
lyyl PLATTSMOUTH, NER.
Tt.-R. Windham. D. A. Cam pmelx.
Attorney at Law. Notary l'ublic.
-VI!IA3I & CA3iritKIr.
COLLECTION AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Oflice over W. II. Baker & Co's Store,
Plattsmouth, Nebraska. "Oly
.IAMKS K. SlORltlSO.V, X. L. BKOWNK.
3IORKISOX & KStOWXn.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice iu Cass
and adjoiniug Counties ; gives spec la: attention
to collections and abstracts of title. Oiliee in
Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
STEVEXSOX t 3ILRFIX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, riattstnonth and
Nebraska C'ty. Neb.
1 HflS. K. STKVKNSOV. i E. J. MlKl'IS.
Nebraska City. Over Smith & Black's
Neb. Drug Store,
1 si y I Plattsmoutli. Neb.
U V. CLUTTER.
Ofiice on Main Street over Solomon
C. Iltll.SEI-., - Piopilolor.
Flour, Com Meal tf- Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
rices. 1 he highest prices paia ior neat mm
:orn. Particular attention given custom worn.
Place of business on Main St.. between 4th
andrdti streets. Shampooing, Shaving, chil
dren's hair cutting, etc. etc. 19ly
FRED. D. LEU Nil OFF,
Morning Dew Saloon !
South-east corner Ma'p ami Sixth Streets.
Keep the best of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars,
3;:in0 Constantly on Hand.
If jou want any
Biro or Ornamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
BATES & KOHNKE.
New Carpenter Shop on Main Street,
Corner of 7tli.
la the Carpenter line.
SION, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
Shop over the 3t iclf Blpck next to
rLATTSMOUTII. - 4ly - - NEB.
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. O. BOONE,
One door west of Solonioiijd; Nathan's Store.
SHAVING AND SHAMf QQ1XO
Especial attention given to
CUTTING CHILDREN'S AND LA
SALL AND SEE UOOXE, GENTS,
And get a boon in a
One Door East of the Post-Office, Plattvnouth,
Practical Workers ia
SHEET IRON, ZINC, TIN. BRA-
Large assortment of Hard ana Sort
Pumps, Gas3 Pipes and Fittings.
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OR COOKING,
Always ou Hand.
Evry variet' of Tin, Sheet Iron, and Ziuc
Work, kept iu Stock. "
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Ketiee.
&rE VER TTH IX Q WJLURA.XTED ! !S3
PRICES tOW BOWS.
is f ri '.: ? ; y ri !: u -
V J LJVt'Ol,., l.rl..lM.,.r
Ft. au.l pm html. -ilii. l y t' e N-ir t(ji!ji 1.1 H"n
!.iiru ol i-ratiajc la tsttH-l,. i utlvxplanatluQ n ant:'i
tuxt toAOAa.iaoicACo.,Buk.::41rodt.aKi X.
A. S. PADDOCK. U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
ALVIN SAUNDERS, u. S. Senator. Omaha.
K, K. V A LENTI N E. Representat'e. West Point
At.RIM'S NANC E. (Joveruor. Lincoln.
S. J. ALEXANDER, Secretary of State.
V. W. I.i:i I) 1 K K. Auditor. Lincoln.
G. M. I5ARTLE TT, Trejusurcr, Lincoln.
S. R. THOMPSON. Suut. Public Instruction.
V. M. DAVIS. Land Commissioner.
C. J. DILWORTH. Attorney tieneral.
REV. C. C. HARRIS. Chaplain of Penitentiary.
DR. H. P. MA TTI1EWSON, Supt, Hospital for
S. MAXWELL. Chief Justice, Fremont.
GEO. B. LAKE, Omaha.
AM ASA COBB, Lincoln.
Second Judicial Ditlricl.
S. B. POUND, Judge, Lincoln.
J. C. WATSON, Prosecuting-Att y, el. City.
W. C. SHOW ALTER. Clerk District Court, -Plattsmouth.
A. N. SULLIVAN, County Judge.
J. I). TUTT. County Clerk.
J. M. PATTKUS30N, Couuty Treasurer.
It. W. 1IYKRS. siierirr.
K. H. WOOLEY, Co. Sup't Pub. Instruction.
G. W. FAIRFIELD, Surveyor.
P. P. GASS. Coroner.
COUNTY COMMISSION KKM.
JAMES CRAWFORD, South Rend Precinct.
SAM'L RICHARDSON, Alt. Pleasant Precinct.
ISAAC WILES, Plattsmoutli Precinct.
J. W. JOHNSON, Mavor.
J. M. PATTERSON, Treasurer,
J. D. SIMPSON, City Clerk.
RICHARD VIVIAN. Police Judge.
W. D. JONES, Chief of Polico.
V, E. WHITE, Chief of Fire Dept.
COt XC11.1I K.
1st Ward V. GOICDKR. C. 11. 1'AK.Hfi.f..
2d Ward G W. FAIRFIELD, J. V, WfcCK-
3d Ward-D. MILLER, TITOS. TOLLOCK.
4th Ward P. Mt CALLAN,
3'otlinatlerJ'S O. W. MARSHALL.
B. & M. R.R.Tiine Table.
Taking Etjtvt April 11. 18S0.
FOR OMAHA FROM rLATTSMOUTII.
Leaves 8 :o a. ni. Arrives 10 :05 a. m.
3 :W p. m. " 5:00 p. m.
FROM OMAHA FOR rLATTSMOUTII.
Leaves 9 -.00 a. ni. An i ves 10 :10 a. ni.
" 6 p. iu. " 8 :l" l.
JfOP. THE WEST,
leaves Plattsmo'.'.'li 3 :P.o n. m. Arrives Lin
coln, 12 -15 p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, : -10 p. in.
Freight leaves at to -M a. in. and at ? u.t p. m
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 :33 m. and VZ :-o a. m.
FJWil THE W EST.
Leaves Kearney. 5 :oo a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
l .o.ri n. in. Arrives l'lalismouiu. 4 : p. m
Freieht leaves Lincoln at ll :15 a. in. ar.d 4 :m
a. m. Arrives at riattsnioilta at ;w p. m. auu
6 :M a. in .
Fxnress. fi -SiO a. m.
1'assenger. (train each day) 1 :'5 p. m., except
Siitiirdav. Everv 'hird Saturday a train con
nects at wie usual iiiue.
U. V. El. ?. ri ime Tahle
Tahiag Effef .- .iloti, A; ril 11, ISc".
BLl E HILL.
6 : 'M
4 : V
4 :00a in
7 :30a ni
ARRIVAL ASM BEPAKTI RE OF
KASTEKX, SOl'.rilEKN AND HOUTUt'liX.
I Depart. East . .4 : 00 pm
Arrive. ,. ... .9 :3i awi CB.tKC NortlH :C0 pm
7:uiii nouiu u : irj am
I C B & Q E:u.t U :ou am
OMAHA, VIA 1. M. JJ NK.
,e ,.luiSoaui Depart 3:10pm
WESTERN'. VIA IV & M. IX.KEB.
Arrive 4:15 pm Depart :t:3oaiu
Arrive 11 :00 am Depart 1 :00 pm
I'.OCK BI.t'FI-S AND CSWX MlttS.
Aiiive 11 :00 am Depart 1 :00 pm
J. W. Mahshall. P, M.
T II E
WEEPING WATER BANK
or ttt:t:t ijks.
This Bank ii no open tor the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi
Drawn, and available in the principal towns
and cities of the U'j;'od states and Europe.
Agents. r tlie rrlebrated
; Lme ef Slsassrs.
Purchase y"ir tie:.ets from n.
Through from Europe to
Point in tks West.
REED BROS.. 1'l.fi Weenilis Water. Neb.
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For Presidenl of tie United Stales,
GEN. JAMES A. GARFIELD.
IThat Does it Matter
It mntters little where I was born,
Or if my parents were rich or poor;
Whether they shrank at the cold -world'
Or walked in the pride of wealth secure
But, whether I live an honest man,
And hold my Integrity firm in my clutch.
I tell yon, brother, plain as I ean,
It matters much!
It matters little how long I stay
In a world of sorrow, sin and care;
Whether in youth I am called away,
Or live till my bones and pate are bare;
But whether I do the best I can
To soften the weight of adversity's touch
On the faded check of my fellow-man,
It matters much!
It matters little where be my grave.
On the land or on the sea;
By purling brook or 'neath stormy wave,
It matters little or naught to me;
But whether the angel Death comes down
And niRrks my brow with his loving touch.
As one that shall wear the victor's crown,
It matters much)
A RUSSIAN DUEL TO THE DEATH.
A Twice Told Tale,
One of ouv brother officct'3, named
et.kv, had a brother oflicer m the
civil service, vrho was an especial fav
orite ot mine, lie was a man of sin
gular intelligence, but i never saw a
man so lull of nhvsical imperfections,
JI1 health had rendered him a 6pccie3
of abortion. Ho knew his weakness
and his natural defect?, aiuL carefully
avoided all effort ajid all gymnastic
exercises, lcadin; a life of the utmost
precaution. Oil horseback lie was a
terribly comic spectacle, and when
ever we arranged a riding party ho
invariably chose tho oldest mid least
spirited of the horses, lie had also
a defect in his pronunciation, which.
obliged him to speak very slowly in
order to keep from stuttering. You
may imagine what a figure this un
happy man made, with his ailments
nnd his precaution?, anion ,' a band of
Vigorous youug men, who never looked
before they leaped,
Vctsky was nevertheless a goodcom-
Iuiuion, Wo all wcro fond of him,
ut Ave niado no allowance for the in
firmities of his constitution, his awk
wardness, and his excessive prudence,
that bordered on cowardice. Vctsky
took all our jokes iu good part, some
times joining in the laugh against
himself, Nevertheless, it frequently
occurred tiiat when some sudden rail
ery attacked -him lie found himself at
a loss for a reply. It si-emed as if tho
faculties of his mind, like those of his
body, suffered occasional paralysis,
lie was one of those men whom it was
easy to unseat with n word, and who
have not tho power of in. mediately
regaining the fwjdlc. In. e isea ii.ke
this, Vetsky evidently fcttib ici very
much, however slrongiy lip forced
himself to conceal it under a cold and
calm exterior. Every ono could seo
that ho made every effort to remain
master of himself, because, as he
would eay with a forced smile, "To
get angry would be to injure my
1 had observed since a certain epoch
that my brother was one of the must
piliiess persecutors, pf poor Vetsky;
but we had all iallen into the habit
of laughing at '-our petit ma it re," as
we called him, and made this jocular
ity so much a regular pastime, that I
paid no attention to this ciiiklish,
waywardness. It seemed to us so
perfectly Ratuyal. All things, how
ever, hall a fcecret cause; an I the se
cret of this was, that my brother was
desperately in love with a lady who,
by a singular caprice, gave a marked
preferent-e over the elegant Vetches-!
lair to the dutorted Vetsky, -
When officers are newly appointed,
it is the custom among us liussiaus to
expect thein to "baptize their epaul
ettes,'' as wo say. As wc had 501110
neW'-coiners in tho regiment, days
were fixed when we should diuo suc
cessively with each of them. You
have eouio idea of the style of what
our fetes used 1o be. You h ive been
ten years absent, and in lliissia ten
years is an arc. Tae titno h is ironc by
for those wild frenzied ;v.-els that you
knew once. Xo.v yoiuig u:c:i are very
rational, even over the bottle, and
good taste reigns in their orgies.
Their wives might preside over th:m
without blushing. It is nut that w'ui3
is wanting. They do. not drink at
present, it is trufs until they arc under
the table; but they drink enough to
become gay nn.l " qitarivlso:in, and
foolish sometimes, and to say things
in their cups that they regret in sober
We dined one day in a little coun
try house (it was the period when tho
troops were encamped in the suburbs
of St. Petersburg for tho fetimnur n
view), and oar host was liberal of h'n
Champagne. The dinner lasted a con
siderable time, and all of us, including
even Vctsky, were, to use military
phrase, charged up to the nrizzle. It
was two o'clock iu the morning. The
room was co-:e, an 1 I felt as if I was
suffocating; so 1 left the hc;; to
wander through the fields and fresli
air, I remcinoer it still, Tso skioa
were pure; the country silent. A
faint morning breeze was arising, and
I hailed it with voluptuous tie.ight.
The field, bathed iu the purple rays of
the rising morning, made a delicious
picture. Not a sound was audible,
except iu tho direction of tho cottage
where we dined, tii rough wutxe open
windows fragments of laughter an-1
snatches of song floated. Suddenly
80112 and laughter ceased, 'This uuex-
-.vi3-iI jzps-s--f,fj, Tp,';!vM(Sr .ja?.VvJs'i ':---i5--f 5.-.v-kif M;v'-tff' v
For Vice-President of tie United States,
GEN. CHESTER A. ARTHUR,
OF ZtsTTirW- YOEK.
pected change lrom uoise to profound
bilcuco alarmed me, and 1 shivered 111
voluntarily. Mv heart beat as if 1 had
just learned evil news. Lly an invol
untary movement I returned to tho
cotuure. At tho moment of crossing
the threshold I met Vctsky coming
out with his hat in his hand, lie
did not speak to me ; but his face was
white as a sheet, ami lie sougnt to dis
semble some agitation beneath a smile.
Alv presentiments were verified I
My companions related all that had
occurred during by brief absence. It
was a boyish ftoak, but one that I
feared would load to bloodshed.
Some of them had opened a window
that looked out on a court-yard, and
one young fellow, 111 a lit ot gaycty,
leaped lrom it. A second foliowea,
then a third, ilie window was a con
siderable height from the ground, and
whoever was unfortunate enough to
miss his footing would corlaiuiy be
hurt. The laughter provoked by the
falls, that some received, ami tho dan
ger of the jump, excited in all the
young men present a vcckloss emula
tion. .Lach tried if ho could not
break his neck in this foolish exploit.
"Now, what are you going to do?"
sai I my brother to Vctsky, when all
hail tried the peril, with a loud lairjrh.
I will not leap," answered Vetsky,
"No I Cut you must leap I"
"1 have told you that I do not wish
"You don't wish to leap," answered
my brother, in the heat of wine, "be
cause you are a coward."
"I advise you not to repeat that,"
My fool of a brother knew not what
he said or did.
"I not only repeat it," said he. put
ting his arms akimbo, "but I will tell
it to tho Countess M the lady
that both were paying their court toj.
t will sav to iier, votir adorer is a
coward! What will you bet that I
will not tell her?''
Vetsky, in spile of all his fi?t7 froid
could 110 longer contain himself. lie
caught mv brother by the throat.
"You fool I" he cried, "if you dare "
A blow 011 tho face Avas the only
... i 1 M
V hat remained to oe doner r or a
moment 1 thought of reconciling tho
adversaries, but how toaceomplish it?
10 lorce my brother to apologize was
impossible: for his officers uniform
had brought with it the most exalted
ideas of personal dignity. He felt that
he wus wrong, but to. commence his
military career with what might bo
called an act of cowardice, to rocolo
from his wisilioii in power tin lor
heaven could havo in tde him consent to
It. A "i". I had not the courage to
100 such an i lea; mil myo-ily en nice
wai to attack Vetsky, whoso prudent
tlmidltv, instructive ntvlcration, an I
jOU'.'r-.w go-d sense give inu some nope.
In mv seifis'tnoos I thought that, 111
order to save my brother, this man
oiild, as I woul 1, recoil from noth-
'. ... a i. l.' : c
111. iioti'vcit ir.i-mc contempt, om-
ling my pride, I proceeded to Vetsky'a
When I on.tci'od his room, I found
him, ssaiod at a writing-table, tranquil;-,-
smoking a cigar. His calmness
"I wished," s ii ! I, "to have an in
terview with you rather than your
on 1. You arc a mail and certainly
must look I'p.oii my brother's conduct
Hi nothing but the rudeness of a boy,
cut in'! v 11:1 worth v of voiir attention."
Vetsky !o ked surprised and smiled,
"Sir," hi s.ii l, "you do not think
iat vim dav. B-i frank with me.
What is tho matter?"'
Theso few words gave me a new
idea. 1 would endeavor to toucu his
icling1;. 1 pictured our situation, my
mothers feouiu stato ot health, her
f.uvw'sll to us, and the promise sho
had exaoto I of me. I did not spare
our Votc'.icsluiT. I called him a fool
r . 1 -ia T
and a scamp. 1 nenevc mat 1 even
urn tiered the word "H'do!i."
'A moment, said V etsky, with tho
cold smile tuat had nevvp for an in
stant quitted hh loo. "Is it on your
brother'' U 'b'ilf, or on your own, that
you apologize T'
1 knew not what to answor. ue
fixed a penetrating look upon mo, and
-I iindei-stand vaur position yicrfect-
Iv. I undcrsUn I that your brother
will never apologize ho can not. I
pity you as much as him. 1 am not a
fire-eater, aui ducis are not in my
inc. I have always laid down a3 a
rule for mvself to avoid everything
that might conduct to one; but," ho
a hied earnestly' "not to recede- a step
when a rencounter became inevitable.
Put yoursel f ;u my place. How many
times havo I not been forced to turn
offiua joke words that, if addressed
to another, would have provoked
twenty duels, with your brother? I
took pity ou his youth, and, I ack
nowledge, pity on myseii aiso. Line
is alrea h' al and short enough, with
out s.critK-iii.r. it still lurther lor a
lodv. IJ-U this affair is more sorious.
What W'juld the world which al-
re i-iy nu .a mo 100 pru icni ay 01 mo
ii" 1 w ere to let this affair pass as some
thin not meriting attention? You
I..; iW what prejudices exist. I would
u t know where 10 luoe my ncad.
Ev.'i'v Ibucr would be pointed at niel
woiii.i have nothing left but to blow
my brain i out; and that, you know,
would nol be pru lent iu u m m ot so
T.ies'.s wows wero delivered coldly
nit dindaintiilly, but 1 telt that 1
cotu t not reply
it it Is to bo so," I cried, angrily,
"it is with me, sir, that you will have
"If it is agreeable to you," said Vct-
6kv, shaking the ash of his cigar; but
not before your brother and myself
havo finished. iScsl Ich, I am certain
that your brother would not listen to
any other arrangement. I have now
to apologizs to you but I have some
letters to write."
He bowed coldly, and I left tho
house with a despairing heart.
Oiic- hope remained to me. Vctsky
was a bad shot, l would naturally bo
my brother's second it was a natural
duty that I owed him. Wish
thcretore, to give my brother all tho
advantage possible. I proposed that
they should be placed at twenty paces,
each advancing ten paces aiteivthe
word was given, and firing at discrc
tion. I counted ou etcheslafTs
quickness and correctness of eye.
Vetsky's second accepted these terms.
We had scarcely finished this bloody
compact when Vetchcslall cutcrod.
Bocks bounded before him, barking
with joy. My brother tried to put a
brave face ou the matter, and plaved
with the dog; but one could see that
he could sea reel v restrain the interior
emotions that agitated him. Poor
young fellow! Ldfu was, perhaps,
never so attractive to bun as at that
moment. Who would blame him if
he- grieved at the chance of quitting
11 r w hen 1 saw lus lair young lace,
my heart bled. In tho few hours that
preceded the duel I grew twenty years
In a few minutes after this ato wcro
on the ground. The thought that it
Avas I who led my brother to take his
stand betore a pistol, deprived mc of
tho faculty of either thinking or act
ing. In A-ain I forced mvself to ex
hibit the sang froid necessary under
such circumstances; but 1 was no lon
ger myself. Vetsky's second had to
fulfill my duties. The fatal moment
arrived. I gathered all my strength,
and examined mv brother's pistols:
they were in excellent order. Vctsky
was coui as ice. An almost i inner
ceptiblo smile Avandcred over his com
pressed lips. One would havo thought
that he Aras merely Avarming his back
at his drawing-room fireplace. I
looked at Vetcheslaff. and saw with
terror that his hand trembled.
ino signal Avas irivcn. The antag
onists approached each other slowly
lne siht of the danger had driven
from V etcheslaffs memory all the in
structions that I had given him. He
fired precipitately, and Vctskv stag
gered, but did not fall. The bullet
had broken his left shoulder. Con
trolling his agony, he made a siirn to
his antagonist to advance to tho fixed
limits. My brother obeyed. AVith a
convulsive and involuntary movement.
1 icit as it pc trilled. A cold sweat
bathed my body. I saw Vctskv ad-
A'ancc, step by step, pistol in hand; I
saAf his cold, pitiless eye. He was
only two paces distant from niy
brothcr. Then I thought of mv mother
her last words my oath. I felt as
if I Avero going maa. A mist swam
before my eyes; I forgot evervthin
honor, reason, the regulation of the
duello. Ono sentence only rang in my
ears: "Your brother is being murd
ered before your eyes!" i could 110
longer support this atronv. I spranir
before my brother, and nuking a ram
part of my body, cried out to Vetsky :
"Fire 1 '
Vetsky lowered his pistol.
"Is this according to the rules of
the duello?" he asked, turning calmly
to his Mj.'oiid.
Aery of disapprobation came from
every mouth. Sjome of the by-slanders
dragged meaway from my brother.
lne next instant a pistoi-snoi was
heard, and Vetchesiafl" fell .lead.
Most people use or hear the words
"Mrs. Grundy," a3 applied to gossip,
uuu meaning me iemaie part er socie
ty, according to fashionable slang,
without knowing their eriain. "What
Mrs. Grar.dy says," means "what the
gossips say. The orisinal Mrs. Grun
dy was the wife of President Van Bur- I
ens Attorney General, the Hon. Felix
urundy, of Tennessee, and sho ruled
aristocratic society in Washington
with a rod of iron. Her edicts were
law, her prerence waa indispensable to
the success of all fashionable gather
ings, and such an authority she be
came on social topics, that the expres
sion "Mrs. (irtindy says became so
common a3 to outlive her fame.
Good Company, Number Twelve.
Good Company, Number Twelve ($3
a year; Springfield, Mass.,) closes the
volume, and subscriptions ishould be
made at onco. A specimen copy will be
sent to any one, not familiar with it,
lor ten cents.
Two papers just read before the
American Social Science Association
are given, both on subjects which have
been attracting considerable attention
of late. One, about food adulterations,
is by a competent authority, Prof. S.
W. Johnson, of the Yale Scientific
School. It will doubtless relieve some
people who havo been somewhat alarm
ed by recent newspaper paragraphs.
me ouicr, .associated ijnarities, ex
plains the modern method of organiza
tion dj widen the various - benevolent
societies and individuals In a town
unite so that a large proportion of
money given in charity need not be
wasted as is now generally the case.
and tho deserving poor be more effect
ively reached. It is by an authority on
the subject, Eev. Oscar C. McCulloch,
of Indianapolis,oe of the places where
the plan is in practical operation. Two
other articles bearing on the same gen
eral subject are The Destruction of the
Poor by President John Bascom of
Madisou, Wis., University, and an ac
count of the doings f the late Confer
ence of Charities and Corrections.
Savonarota and the Renaissance is a
careful synopsis and estimate ef the
great reformer's work by Mr. Noble C.
Butler of Indianapolis. There are three
stories: When Two and Two did not
make Four, by Miss Louisa Stockton;
The New Jerusalem, a Millerite story ;
and How Cherry Thought of It. One of
the sketches tells of some of the great
excursion places near New York w here
people flock by the ten thousand ill
summer; another of a visit to the fac
tory in Meissen, Germany, where such
exquisite china is naade.
There are also Recollections of Sew
ard, Greeley, Lincoln and Douglas; and
papers about camp meetings, in favor
of family movings as a social benefit,
about tins servant girl question; be
sides other articles.
Taking Turns at the Crib has special
application where public officials are
about to be nominated.
That Spcnlkh Baby.
That blessed baby has come, and we
are all glad of it. Glad becauso there
is joy in the chamber of the little
Queen; glad because the young Kin
is relieved of anxiety; glad because
those dukes and Ministers and priests
and princes, who have been waiting so
long, can go home, for every mother
knows what a nuisance men are on
such occasions, even though they are
personally interested, and these peo
ple Avere enough to scare the poor lit
tle stranger out of the world REin;
glad because !tho halberdiers do not
have to stand in tho cold any longer
waiting to carry the news abroad ; glad
because wo ought to be glad AThen
other people are happy. But Avhat a
queer world the little princess must
take this to be. From the timo it was
first announced that the young Quoen
was going to have a baby, tho whole
kingdom of Spain has been preparing
for the event, and tho preparations
culminated in a hurrah that must
have shook tho tree-tops on the Pyre
nees. All the absurdities of court
etiqnette were exausted. All the red
tapo that could be unrolled was wound
around the cradle of the child, and all
the bands of geld and vestments of
scarlet were brought from the closets
to be worn in the birth-chamber when
the little one arrived. Not a motion
was allowed to escape tho notice of
court, and processions of nobility wear
ing gilded gowns and robes havo been
passing up and down the handsomest
staircase in the world for the last fort
night. Committees came from tho
end of the kingdom, clad in pictur
esque and sumptuous garments to seo
that the child was properly born, and
armies of soldiers were gathered about
the palace Avith cannon and banners to
guard the welcome stranger. Theltiver
Jordan, associated it is with all events
of Christain history since the time of
Moses, was robbed of water to fill a
baptismal font, and tho jewel workers
of Rome framed a basin that passed
under tho pious hands of the Pope be
fore the little child could be christen
ed from it. All this for a feabv. no
larger, no better than the dozens that
were born on either side of us at the
same moments he saw the light.
Nature does not kneel before tho
majesty of empires, and tho babo that
was born in Bridgeport or in Lapland
last night had the same wants to sup
ply, and the same attentions to de
mand. But around this little one's
neck hangs tho fate of a nation all
the heavier, teo, because a girl baby ia
not wanted as the first-born in the
families of kings. Alphoaso and hie
court would rest easier to-night had a
boy been born to him. "Only a girl"
signifies much in spain. Spain needs
a man, and a strong man, to rule her,
and just now, standing in the back
ground, are some reactionary nobles,
headed by the sister of the king, who
are ready to take the advantage of the
sex and displace the little stranger if
the tide of court should offer an op
portunity. A boy baby, even a very
little one. would have settled tho dis
pute about the Spanish title, but the
cloud will not clear away from the
cradle, and Alphonso'e troubles hvo
only just begun.
A WOMAN'S PLEA.
Why Mrs. Chisholin Favors the Elec
tion of Garfield.
We are permitted to make tho fol
lowing extract from a letter written
by Mrs. Chisholm to a friend in Wis
consin. The letter is a woman's plea
for the election of Garfield the plea
of a woman who has, through suffer
ing and sorrow, earned the right t
speak. Under date of Salona, Pa.Ju.y
30, Mrs. Chisholm writes:
1 received a letter to-day from a
friend in the south enjoining me not
to fail to keep beforo those who will
use it the fact that there is a petition
prepared and signed by all the demo
crats of Kemper county to have all
concerned in tho murder of tho 29th
of - April, 1877, pardoned without a
trial. The petition is not to be pre
sented until winter. Two penerals of
the Union army are in tho field for
election to the presidency. On the
one side I, a miserable, lonely woman.
without practical friends, however
much sympathy I may receive, and
made "a wamderer. upon the face of
the earth," with wrongs unredressed,
waiting, praying, and watching, al
most hoping that in the election of
General Garfield I may have some
hone of justice. On the other band.
the murderers of my son my fair, fair
boy, my tender, loving daughter, and
my noble husband with hands red
with blood and unpunished, are labor
ing to elect Gon. Hancock and then
apply the sponge of executive pardon.
What are yeu men of the North foing
to do? Do you not hear voices of pa
triots calling to you from the ground
where their lifes blood Avas poured
out? My dear sir, can you not arouse
thb people? They mu3t be only sleep
Are all tho sacrifices mat nave been
made only "a half-forgotten memory i
In a cemetery near me I see a white
and bronzed monument, en the top of
which is the drooping form ef an an
gel, with head bowed in weeping over
the sleeping dusc ef dead soldiers who
fell ia many battles of the war, con
tending for the same principles for
which my husband, son and daughter
were slain so-many years after. Near
to this spot :s our dear ones, lhey
were strangers to the country ana to
the soil, but believing, as they did that
the United States was their country,
it is fit they should rest here. As I sit
here Wreathing the blessed air that
floats about my darlings, would jou
tell me to forget all about their cruel
butchery by Kemper county's best cit
izens? I know I should breath pray
ers for all mankind, I do. bet God does
not require me to mock Him with
prayers for devils accursed. Oh, hew
I remember the lender love or my
husband and remember his gentle lov
ing care, the sweetness of my daugh
ter and my bravo boy I When the re
membrance ef that bloody struggle
that terrible day, comes to me, when
the lifeless and mangled forms of my
dear ones were brought to me; when
those in authority turned a deaf ear
and refused to hear my cry ; when all
these years have gone by and no law
has been inv9ked to punish such a'ro-
cities, why should I forget?
Respectfully, your friend,
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