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PUBLISHED KVi;;tY TMUKSDAY,
A I V K II T I H I X n A T P. H .
pack 1 w. I -l w. I 3 r. I 1 in. I 3 til. I Cm. I 1 yr.
1 qr. .,
$1 50 $2 00 $2 Ml
qno $12 04
2 00' 2 75
3 2. .
2 75 4 00
8 00 1000
lSOOl 20 00
2.5 0IM 40 OO
Or Vina St.. One Block Nortli of Main,
'r. of F'Tilx Street.
Largest Grafc&n af soy Paper ic fes footy.
CO 04 1 1C0 04
OT Advertising Bills Duo Quarterly.
137" Transient AdvertlnrneoU must be FaJ
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor.
(TERMS: $2.00 a Year.
Termt in Advance:
One eopy. one y - $2.i0
One copy, six mom.,, '.. i.oo
One copy, three mouths,. 50
VOIJTME XVII. V
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1881.
XV Extra Copies of the IIrrald for sale by
J. F. Yuuno, at the Fost-OOlee New Depot
We Invito ila attention f t!& Public to na ILarge and Attractive Stock of
il h In !! n
A. S. PAIIM' K. IT. S. Senator, lieatricc.
A I. VI X S A l"MKKS. IT. S. Senator, Oinalia.
K K. V.Vi.KN I INK, UereM-nt:it. West 1'olnt.
A I.HI M S N A N'.'K. (iovernor. Uueoln.
S.J. Al.KX N DKIt, Secretin v of t tte.
JOHN WAI. ii UN. Auditor. Lincoln.
ii. M. BAK I ..:: i' T. Tre:isiii r. Lincoln.
W. W. .!;..-.. sunt. i'ull:c 1 iirtruetiou.
A. !. KKM . i L. Land Coiiimi-.-ioiier.
C J. IHLW ; ;: i II. Vttorney icner;ii.
ItEV. '.('. L . ;i;is. rh.itiUiiu of IVnitentiiiiy.
IK. M. I'. .V : I IIKW'SON. Sunt. Hospital for
the In:u.. .
8. MAXWKI.!.. fhief Justice, Fremont.
CiKO. 15. LA K t-.. Omaiiii.
AM ASA COCK. Lincoln.
ffrroit't Juiticinl 'Jiittriet.
S. 15. l'OL"M. JmlKe. Liiicoin.
J. C. WA ISO... rroseciniiifi-Alfv, Nel. City.
V. C. SHOW 1. 1 KU. Clerk liintrict Court.
A. N.SCLI.IY . County JuJe.
.1. I. TUT1. .. .i.iv Clerk.
J. M. I'AT'I l.ii-i i.N , County TreH.-iirer.
K. W. II VKl;s. -vlieritl.
K. II. W ool.i; V. Co. Sup't Tub. Ii:tniflion.
W. FAlKKi i.1.1). Surveyor.
r. r. ;ass. ...uer.
nil' NT V COM M ISSION F:i!S.
SAM'L UICIIAKOSON. .lt. Hertant fiecinct.
ISAAC W'ILK. riattsmouth l'reeinet.
JAMES CKAKOKI. South Keml Crecinct.
I'arties having luisinesf with the County
Cotniniticnf is, will find tlieni in session the
Kirst Monday and Tuesilay of each month. 43lf
City Wire rory.
J. V. JOHNSOX. M.ivor.
J. M. I'ATI EKSON, treasurer.
J. I. S.I.MI'SON. City Clerk.
KICHAKD VIVIAN". Police Ju'e.
W. I. JONES, Chief of Police.
F. E. WHITE, Chief of l ire Ie.t.
( (U NCI l.I K.v.
let Ward F. COKDKI!. C. II. i"A I'M EI.E.
2d Ward(i W. FAIKFiKLI. J. V. WECK-
4th Ward P.
MII.LEIt. TIHS. POLLOCK.
Mi'CALLAN.C. S. 1A WSON.
-JNO. W. il A US1I A LL.
lIt. II. MKAliK,
PH YSICI N and St'KC.EON". ollice in Fitz
Ki'rald Ulock, vvliich will be open day or night.
lIt. J. I,. MrCltr.A,
IOM(El,.THIC PHYSICIAN". Oftice over 1".
V.Mathcvv's Hardware Store. Pl.ittuioiith,N-
It. It. LIVIXIiSTOX. M.
11IVSKIAN & Sl'KliKON.
OFFICE HOUKS, from 10 a. in., to 2 p. in.
Exa:niniii5 Surpeon for L". S. Pension.
; w. i i,iTTi:s:.
id ej t a? x s a?
oniop on Main Street over Solomon
3ly wiu. . n isi:.
COLLECTIO.V.S .-i Sl'ECA L Tl .
ATTORNEY' AT LAW. Keal Estate. Fire In
urance and Collection Agency. Ollice in Fitz
gerald's block, Plattsinoutli, Nebraska. :'nu
i;o. H. M I'l II.
A1TOKNEY AT LAW and Keal Estate lin
ker. Special attention ::iven to Collections
and all matters affecting the title to real estate.
Oftice on 2d Boor over Post Ollice. PlaHsniouth.
Nebntska. 40 l.
I. II. V IIKICLI H & Vi.
LAW OFFICE, Keal ltate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents. Plattsinoutli, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax -payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. liny and sell real et:;te. negotiate
loans. &c. ISV1
MA ."5. M. CIIAI'NAX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
nd Solicitor in Chancery. Ollice ;:i Fitzer-
PLATTSMO UTI1, N EK.
K. B. Winuiiam. I. A. Camimski.l.
Attorney at Law. Notary Public.
YVi:IlIAtt Jt C.V5il'ltF.I.I.
COLLECTION AND KEAL ESTATE ACENTS
Office over W. II. Baker & Co's Store,
I'latti"iiioutli, Nebrak:i. 20ly
JAM KS E. MORKISON. W. 1 KUOWNK.
HOKItl0 A. ItltOV i'..
ATTOKN'EY'S AT LAW. Will pra. Cee :u Cass
ftnd adjoiuing Couuties ; itives specia. at tention
to coilections and abstracts of title. Ollice in
KiUgpraid Block. l'laU"iiiouth. Nebraska.
If oii want any
Fire or Ornamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVEa,
LOUISVILLE, - - JV EUR A SKA .
C. IIi:iSi:i., Iropi It'tur.
Flour, Com ileal & Feed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid tor Wheal and
Corn. Particular attention Riven custom work.
AKXTs AM 'A A ..!: II !
Mjk.- from .S to 'S"o per week sei.iim im.iIs for
F.O. KI Ij;oUT & CO.. 10 Barclay Stieel. New
York. Send f- i catalogue ami terms. 22ly
. W ILK.
J. F. BAUWEISTER
Funiishe Fivfli. Pure Milk.
i 1:1.11 i:iti:i itAii.v.
Sitciid call- attended t. and Fre-li Milk
from same cow furi;i-hed ivlieu wanted. 4!y
MA OH I X K S I! O I'S !
i lSMoL" Til. N IT...
Repairer of -Strum Engines, lioi'erx.
Saw ami Grist Mill:
UAM AM STLAM I ITTHi.h.
Iroiiht Iron I'iiK. Force and Lift Pipes.Steam
Uauge.Safe!v-':ilve iovci i.i.ih. and all
kif-Nol hrxss Eiifrine Fittings,
repaired 011 sliort notie.
FRED. V. LE II Nil OFF,
Honing Dew Saloon !
Bouth-;iC O'iDier Mm :md ixiti Street!,.
Keep the heal of
Beer, Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
33nrt) CotislaatlV an Uanr.
we Biave jti&t received fto the
S4ted airad Cottony smd
tkais ever heiore0 jSues
B. & M. R. jl.JTime Table.
Taking Effect December 5, ISso.
KOI! OMAHA FKOM PLATTSMOUTII.
Leaves 7 -.20 a. in. Arrives S :So a. rti.
2 :45 p. in. " i :W p. 111.
" 7 MK) a. in. " 9 :io a. m.
FKOM OMAHA HH! PLaTTSMOCTII.
I raves :.r.o a. in. Arrives 10 :m a. in.
li ji. in. " 7 :M Ji. lit.
7 ;ihi " " 9 -SO) " '
ton THE WEST.
Leaves Plailsiuoutli : :20 a. in. Arrives Lin
coln, 12 :0" p. in. ; Arrives Kearney, 7: 10 p. in.
I eaves PlattMiioiil li at 7 :26 ji. in. ; arrives at
Lincoln at l :.Vi 1'. in .
Freight leaves at 8 :.",o a.m. and at x : 10 p. in.
Ai rive at Lincoln at 4 : . p. lit. and 2 :l.o a. in.
FltoM THE WEST.
Leave. Kearney. 3 a. in. Leaves Lincoln,
I .no p. in. Arrives Platl.-nmiiti.. 3 U'.0 p. in
Leaves Lincoln at 0 :!." a. in., arrives at
Piallsuiout h 8 a. ni.
Freljs'll 'eaves Lun o'.ii nl 12 :0." p. in. and C :40
j. in. Arrive-, iil !';;.!; .-I:iu'.il li :it 5 ;io p. in. mid
li :5;".p. :i.
Piii-'.j;er trains leave Plattsiii'iiiiSi at 7 00 a.
hi. 8 00 a. in.. 3 40 p in. and arrive at Pi.citic
Junction at 7 3d a. in.. 8 3) a. in. and 4 10 p. in.
FKOM THE EAST.
Passer, f:er trains leave Pacific Junction :i 8 30
a. in., 6 4." p. in., looo n. in. and arrive at Platts
inoutli at 9 00 a. in.. 7 1j p. in. and 10 30 a. in.
. V. El. II. Time Tiilik,
Taking Effect Sunlan. I tctmlur 5. l?wi.
.2 : 1 i i n j I
1 : -'
COW LI S.
KM) '!. 'I'll.
I A V A I.E.
Ill VKl: 'ION.
t KA S .'. LiN.
iii.ooMl M: i. n.
N A POXIOE
Ll.t l i. I. a A.
I 0 :Ui)
i; : in
AIHtlVAI. AM OJlPAirTI ltr.
Vi TT!i.HOn'll 7IAII4M.
7.30 p. III. I
li.:;0 a. in.
ti.oo a. 111. 1
.5.: p. 111. f
11.00 a in
7.:o p. ni.
10.30 a 111. 1
7.;w 41. in. f
ll.oo a 111.
11. (Mi a in.
Nov. 10. 1 ."m
t 7.00 a. m.
"( 3.00 p. 111.
I 8."o a. 111.
( CI;) p. 111.
3.IMJ p. Ill
7.1 0 a. Ill
t 7.4" a. in.
2.00 i. 111.
1.00 p. Ill
1.00 p. Ill
FASTI. UN .
V. KKI'INt; VVATK.K.
t ACTOiJV Vll.LK.
J. W. Marshall. P. M.
DR. 0RIN DARLING,
SOUTH BEND, XEC.
DRUGS, PA rXTS, 0LS, ETC.,
FLOUE AND GROCERIES
I)r Darling is also a Practising Physician and
can always be found at his Ollice In
Special attention paid to
OUST ERIC A L CAS ES. 3 1 in (J
oitii iti:n, .s:mtAsii.A.
A Good Tinner always mi band. Pepairing
done neatly, promptly; and cheaply.
Eave-troiiKbimx and Koolin al-o
done to order.
Hemeiiiberthc name and place, Hay Bros
South Bend, Nebraska. 31ui3
O. F. JOHNSON,
Ail Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IN
I'reMcriptlniiM Orrfull.v Comiioiiuili 1)
j' nn Kxpcrlenred Ifrussiwt.
KKMEMBEK THE PLACE.
t!i ST.. 2 DOOIIS SOUTH OF MAIN
PLATTSMOCTII. X EB.
' Eight Mile Grove, Neb.
Having opened a New Store at the abov
1 call attention to mv stock, and nsk the
patronage of my friends and the
Public lit general.
Dry Goods, Groceries
Tinware Wooden wart
and General (Joods of all forts.
CHEAP A35TID G-OOID
Call and gee our Stock before going
eaca Ifei8 reater IiiclitcemeEits fist IISSCS
exsamiHaattoia will well repay tE&ose in search
Straw Maw Selt aod !Fi3ie FeM and WooL
ETC.. KIT., K.TC,
Of All Descriptions:
METALLIC BURIAL CASE?
(i1 all sizes, ready made and solil cheap for e is:-.
21 Y FINE HEARSE
IS NOW KEAOY FOl: SEUV1CE.
With mar.v lliai.ks for past patroiia.
invite all to call and evamine my
LA1ICE STOCK OF
13(f. H !lTI E AXI) 4'Ofr'PIXN
nAMUH CABlNt. u
Sole Ajipointinff Agent for
Tin' rnrivallod Jlason & ISaiuIin
Also State Ajrcnt for the Henry F Miller and
W. C. Emerson Co. Pianos.
at ofUce. Sixth, one door south of Main St.
Will do well to examine our
Now Mason k Hamlin
A 05 .
in . 1 III
H 5 it
rj ! 3 m 1 1
c r .
MONARCH BILLIARD HALL!
In the basement of Merjres' Stole,
PLATTSMOUTH. - - - NEBRASKA.
One doer east of the P. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
XKVi :IA!?'JI T.IBI.IX
Cigars & Tempsrane Drinks
On band at ttie counter.
It is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for players r.ud seats fur visitors.
OI.IVKH. P. IS. MUKPHV.
Manager. Htf Pro;
j ihe Punst and Best Mftlicine ever Jlitda.
Act Imbination of Hops, Buchu, Man
1 draltteand Dandelion, 'iii ail tiiebestand
j must c nra tive i n; rti.s of all other bitters.
J in.iUctiiocntttc.-,i Biooa furlfier. Liver
1 r0"'U tor, anil tafsami Ileaitii KcBUnmf
? Su til-rnsc em possibly Ion? cxi?t where Hop
f Uiltcra ire us'J' vai'icd und jrfcct are their
5 To ell whose e ttmploj-mt'iits cause Irrepnlarl-
3 tv of iuelxiwcUcr''iuarT orinuis, or who re
s' rimi-omi Ap:.t,izi. r.Xonie and mild Stimulant,
2 Uori.ttcrs are iuval.aawe- Without intOX-
1 Mo m;;?u-r what your tek?un(rs or TTnptrm
.. ;-.ie w!u.t tuo 2i-ioMM.r ailwut U use Hop Lit-
2 uts. i.i:-.'t wait until jruaa re aiclc but If you
' c:il7 ft-. 1 bad or i;u vi-able.BatUen at once.
J It mij --v.y.j.irl.ie.Hh.-8lJe(i liundreda.
i S500 bo raid foracaS-'O they will not
; cure ..r lit I... It not suiTcr Lor''t your friend
8ui'er,:.ii ujo a:id ui-rro themk ne Hop B
ItpmcmlKT. f!"P I'.iitcrs U noWUe, dnifrwd
i druiin iw tr.na. liat the Pun-st n iiest
'h Mtslicinocv, r s.ia.'.c ; ll;e "lNVlUDs.
and HOi"" nr.,I 1:0 r rsoa Or family
eaouiu m w;iii.,ui imm.
n.l.CiJ aaJ.'l'ite and trreMistible ran. 1
forLruiikt'i.:;-ss,i-e of opium, tobacco audi
SIGN, CARRIAGE AND ORNA
the lirick IJIotk next ti
PLATTSMOUTII. - 4ly - NEB.
t ml alii m h
i 42UX VAT.- W9 JF.3 R9 PJ 63 prjl
m fsi urn
a t i o n a 1 Bank
IfiHN I'lTV.iiKltAI.II ..
. W. .Mi Lu'iaiLiN.
JONH O Kol'KIi R
This Bank is now open for busings at their I
tew room, corner Main and Sixth streets, and !
is prepared to transact a neci-ral
Gold, Government and Lo:
150UGIIT AND SOI.I.
Ui'2'o.sitn Received and Interest Alloi.-y-'
d on Time Certificates.
I3BAPTS 3D JR. A-W" JST ,
Vvailab'e in any part of the United S;.ir-i and
In all the Principal Towns and Cities
ii: r.s Va mii:
nmak Line and Allan Line
Peixin wisiisng to bruiLT out tiicir friends froi:
I'l'IirilASKTI' liKTS FIIU.'I IS
'V li r o 11 a li to P 1 & t t n 111 o u t li
T II E
WEEPING WATER BANK
or -.4;s:i ijkcjs.
This Bank is now open for the trans-action of a
Banking Exchange Business.
lteceived. and Interest allowed ou Time Certi
Drawn, and avaiiablo in the principal towns
and cities of the United States and Europe.
Agents for Vie celebrated
Wmi Line of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us.
Through from Europe to any
Point in the West.
REED BEOS., 2Lf Weeping Water. N'eb.
E. SAG PI
Successor to Sack Bkothep.s.
TINWARE, SHEET IRON, ZIN'
At the old Stand opposite the new Hstn '
Making & ReiDairincr Done.
a. g; hatt
.fCST oPKNKD AfJ A IN,
New, Clean, First Class Meat Shop,
onMain Street Corner of
hvcrj body on hand forlresh. lender meat
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general Jobbing
I am now prepared to d all kinds of repairing
of farm mid other machinery, as there
is a good lathe in my siiop.
PETER RAO EN,
The old Reliable Wagon Maker
has taken charge of the wagon shop.
He is well known as a
NO. 1 WOKKMAN.
v Waeons and Ilagsiea made to
Shop on Sixth street epposite Streicht's Stable
A (Juill-UiTver's Yision.
HV M. A. l-.irow.v.
Haul licfmc lliatrice l.iti raru Society.
A quill-driver sat in his splint-lottoiiied chair.
And puffed at a tliree-ccnt ciar ;
The paner was out, tiid his mind free Irom
dead to each trivial jar.
The cry of 'More Copy !"' no more leached his
cal f ;
The jar of the hand -press had censed ;
The mail was sent out as it had been for yeaiv.
And his hpiriis were rising like yeast.
Oft had they risen as oft had they fell.
For Hope was his rod and his staff ;
Yet .vi!h all of his backsets 110 mortal could tell
Why hi.-, iiarvc-d should always be chaff ;
For nis habks wtsic good, a.id be worked like a
Wniic ile Hailed iUe asleinU-Lound fur news
To please hi--1 Mibsotiuers c'r on the alert
To lll.d tiiv he.-t .siieel to p. iue.
l iius sitiiiiy;. and muiii;; on Forla:ie's strange
Her frowns and her smiles in mixed number
Bestowed upon mortals who ran county papers.
He dozed and dropped into sweet slumber.
Ah : Morpheu ; strauu are thy fanciful crea
tures That trooop through the dim laud of dreams.
Life limit inayM breathe in a form with bright
Vet the ioini's not at all what it seems.
lhc quili-iii iver slumbered maybe that he
His Lt-.nii with sliane fancies was leeming ;
And to .i.i tii. .Mil ii.ileu. ana sit to be bored.
I'll reU:e tins queer talc of his drcannna :
Ilunied tiirouh .--iiaeri
At a tur:oa pact
Was our Kuigiit of liic pasle-jivi. and F.tber,
To a clime where surprise
Met Lis questioning eyes
As lliey viewed each new scmu of his labor.
His "print-shop" was there
L'eu the splint-bottomed chair
And each tvpo from foreman lo devil ;
And he said. " Well, liou ,
This is richuer-s, I vow.
In making this change is my he.nl quite level
'Time alone can tell,
And 1 may do well.
Tis surely uu worse than the old locution
Where Grumbler and ;i.ier
And Whiiierand ltuwiei
Harassed Hie best tlieel 111 tin: .alioii.
"There was Tubbs tile tailor,
And Jones the jailor
Each a professional newspaper bore
Who each stopped bis paper
Ail economical caper.
And sponged from the neighbor next door.
"And dear Sister Snifkins,
And good Brother Biilkins,
Who haunted my sanctum full many a day ;
One full of blab
As the other of gab
With a notice each week glorious cause but
"And the candidate Dutf
Asking only a pull :
Fine 1 dime: embryo tstatcman; ijran.l tittctils;'
When this I know.
That with the best show
He's always found wanting when welched in
His soliloquy's broken ;
"tlood morning" is spoken ;
And a straugcr steps up to his table :
"Your paper a year ;
Two dollars'.' Ah, here
Is the sum, sir ; I'll pay while I'm able.
A caller again
Drops into his "den"
With an "ad" for a year for the paper.
"Just make out your bill.
For I've cash in the till"
Said the dealer, "ami will pay every month;
tJood day, sir.
A form iu the door,
A htep on tlie floor,
And the scribbler look up from his wnlimj
While into his eves
Creeps a glad surprise.
As a ten dollar bill most Inviting
Is laid in his palm
By the visitor calm.
Who bows himself out : and we offer in thio
Some words to explain
That the gentleman's name
Appeared in the list lor the fall election.
And in this came way
Through each live-long day
Grew the publisher's business and nourished
While his spirits they "nz"
With the growth of his "biz"
And gone were misgivings lie erstwhile
The "dead beats" w ere dc
So the editor said.
That had bored him nigh unto distraction.
And the peace he had found
With them laid in the ground,
Wiped out by a pi ocfss in simple sub; ractlou.
A'l things have an end.
So the bliss of our friend
Must e'en leave him to old time vexation,
To lioe the old row
With a very poor show,
For realizing his great expectations.
Willi a start he awoke.
For the odor of smoke,
W as too str'itig for his organs of fitiell.
Aud rubbing his eyes
He was quick to surmise
That he'd finally gone down to well.
The balance is brief.
We bring the top sheaf ;
The cigar was what really awoke biin :
For, 'in.iiigst Hie waste pa;er
Tvvas as good as a taper,
.tl ;';ul sht.illj piocccded to smoke him.
The natives of the Itu-o-tane district
of Savvaii, one of the Saiuoan Islands,
attacked a German sailing vessel, but
were repulsed without loss. The Ger
man Government then demanded a pay
ment of .:,oX) bv way of punishment,
aud under compulsion this, amount was
linally, though very reluctantly, paid.
The German Government now becomes
magnanimous, and orders the money to
be turned over to a fund for building a
hospital in Abia, the- chief settlement of
ail the latest styles Sbi Cassissieres Wor- (E5r5)
AX AFFECTING XAUItATIVE.
111 the win tor of 1870 I had occasion
to go from (Jreeu liny to Chicago on
the XoiLli western liailway. At Osh
kosh ve were joined by a delegation
of lawyers, on their way to Madison,
the capital, to attend T lie legislature
then in session. They were a)l inen
of more than usual intellect, and of
unexceptional character. Two were
ex-.liulges of the Circuit Court, and
one 1 had seen chairman of the Young
Men's Chiistian Association. The
party found seats together and after
she lirst salutation was over, they be
gan to look about for means to while,
away their lime. After a while some
one proposed a game of cards. Xo
sooner said than done. Two seats
were turned apart so as to face each j
other, a cushion improvised to serve
as a tabic, and three of the law yers, in j
eluding the chairman of the Y. M. C. j
A., and a Chicago runner on good j
terms with them, were soon deep in 1
the mysteries of a game of euchre.
1 was surprised to see the christian
gentleman, judges of the law and
equality leaders of society, makers of
public sentiment, law givers of a
great slate, directors of public morals,
supposed :o be public exemplars of all
that is good, and guides to the young
setting publicly tlieir seal ot ap
proval to a most evil and dangerous
practice. To be sure, they pla3'ed
for stakes no higher than the cig.us
for the party. lint it seems to me, in
the ryes of all discreet persons, this
does not change the act or lessen the
danger of its example but rather
heightens it, as from the less to the
preater is the invariable course of
crime. I did not intend to moralize
on paper -1 was about to say that
while I was filled with such thoughts
as these, one of the party grew tired
of the game, and our remaining judge
was invited to take his place. I saw.
the blood mount in an honest blush
I of disapproval to his manly face, and
j he hesitated and drew back. Hut the
j game had become interesting and his
1 txcited companions urged him:
"Come, judge, take a hand; we can t
go on without it.
The judge rose slowly from his seat,
inwardly condemning the act, as I ev
tlently saw, and took a seat among the
players, and the game went on.
I had noticed an old lady in a seat to
the rear of the players who had got 011
board at Menasha, I believe. Gray,
and bent with age, she had sat
abashed, and with eyes closed seemed
asleep most of the time until the train
stopped at Oshkosh, and took on board
the company of lawyers. She then
underwent a change and became
greatly interested in the company,
looking from one to another as if she
recognized them all, or was trying to
recall their faces. When the game of
cards was started, she became restless,
would hitch about uneasily in her
scat, take up the hem of her faded
apron and nervously bite the threads.
Once or t wice I thought she wiped her
eyes, under her shaker bonnet, but
could not tell. .She acted so strange, I
became more interested in her than in
the players and watched her closely.
She got up after a time, and tottered
forward, holding on to the seats as she
She brushed against Judge in
passing, but ho had become inter
ested in the game, and did not notice
her. Ueachin2 the water tank at last
she draak a cup of water, took a seat
near 'lie uoor witn ner nacK to me
players. But she did not remain
there. Hising with difficulty, she tot
tered back to hei former seat, but
reaching the players she paused di
rectly in front of them, and now ex
citedly threw back her long bonnet
and looked around at the company.
Her actions at once arrested their at
tention and pausing in their play they
ail looked up inquiringly. Gazing di
rectly in the face of Judge , she
said in a tremulous voice:
"Do you know me, Judge V"
"No, mother, I don't remember you"
said the Judge pleasantly, "where
have we met V"
"My name is Smith, said she, and 1
was with my poor boy three days, off
and on, in the court room in Oshkosh,
when he was tried for tor for rob
bing somebody, anil vou are the same
man that sent him tu prison for ten
years; and lie died there last June."
AH faces were now sobered, and
passengers began to gather round and
stand over them to listen and see what
was going on. she did not givo the
judge time to answer her, but becom
ing iuoe and more excited she went
"He was a good boy, if you did send
him to jail. He helped us clear the
farm and when father was took sick
and died, lie done all the work, and he
was getting along right smart till he
took to Town and got to playing keards
and drinking, and then somehow he
didn't like to work after that, but
used to stay out tilt morning, and then
he'll sleep so kite; and 1 couldn't wake
him when I'd knock, he'd lieen out so
late tiie niht afore. And ihen the
farm kinder run down, aud then we
lost the team, one of them got ki. led
when he'd I eeu to town one a wild
cold night. He stayed late and J sup-,
pose they gol cold slandju out and got
skeered and broke louse and run most
home, but run against th fence, and a
stake run iul- out- of 'em and when
we found hjm next inornin he was
dead and ti e oilier was standin under
i shed- A' d so after a while he
coaxed me to i 11 the farm and buy a
house and lot in the village, and he'd
work at carpenter work. And so I did,
as we couldn't do nothin' on the farm.
1 " 1
But he grew worse than ever, and
after a while couldn't get any work,
and wonid not do anything but gam
ble and drink all the time. I used to
do everything I could to get him to
quit and be a good industrious boy
again but he used to get mad after a
while and once he struck me and then
in the morning I found he had took
what little money there was left and
had run off. After that I earned
what I could cleanin' house for folks
and I didn't hear nothin' of him for
four or live years; but when he was
took up to Oshkosh for trial he writ to
By this time there was not a dry
eye in the car and the cards had dis
appeared. The old lady herself was
weeping silently and speaking in
snatches. But recovei ing herself she
went on :
. "But what could I do? I sold the
house and lot to get money to hire a
lawyer; and I believe he is here some
where looking around. Oh, yes, there
he is, Mr. . pointing to Lawyer
, who had not taken part in the
play. And this is the man 1 am sure,
i who argued against him, (pointing to
Mr. , the district attorney .J
And you, Judge , sent him to
prison, for the poor ooy told me that
he really did rob the bank. But he
must have been drunk, for they all
had been playing keards most all
night, and drinking. But oh dear!
It seems to me kinder as though if
he hadn't got to playing keards he
might have been alive yet. But when
1 used to tell him it was wrong, ami
bad to play, he used to say, "why,
mother. everybody plays now. I never
bet only for candy or cigars, or. some
thing like that." And when we heard
that the young folks played keards
down at Mr. Culver's donation party,
ami that 'Squire King was going to get
a billard table for bis young folks to
play at home, I couldn't do anything
at all with him. We used to think it
was awful to do that way when I was
young; but it just seems to me as
if everybody nowadays was going
wrong in something or other. But
may be it isn't right for ine to talk to
you, Judge, in this vay; but it jist
seems to me as if the sight of them
keards would kill me, Judg. I thought
if you only knew how bad I felt, you
wouldn't play on so; and then to think,
right here before all these young
May be, Judge, you don't know how
young folks look up to such as you;
aud then I can't help thinking that
may be if them as ought to jjiiow bet
ter than to do so, and them as are
higher larnt, and all that, wouldn't
set such examples, my poor Tom would
be alive and caring for his pJor old
mother, But now there ain't any of
our family left but me and my poor
gran.child, rny dear darter's lit tie girl;
and we are going to stop wi h my
brother in Illiuoy."
Tongue of man nor angel never
preached a more eloquent sermon th-m
that gray, withered old lady, trembling
with old age and excitement, and feai
that she was doing wrong. I cannot
recall half she said, as she, a poor, lone,
beggared widow, stood before those
noble looking men and pleaded the
cause of the rising generation.
The look they bore as she poured
forth her sorrowful tale was indescrib
able. To say that they looked like
criminals at the bar would be a faint
description. I can imagine how they
felt. The old lady tottered to her seat,
and taking her little grandchild in her
lap, hid her face on her neck. The
little one stroked her giay hair with
one hand, and said: "Don't cry gran'
ma, don't cry, gran'ma." Eyes unused
to weeping were red for many a mile
on that journey. And I can hardly
believe that one who witnessed that
scene ever touched a card again. It
is just to say that when the passengers
came to themselves they generously
responded to the judge, who, hat in
hand, silently passed through the lit
More Ab.mt the Flood.
Neb. City News.
From Mr. Henry Dunn w ho came
up from Hamburg this morning, we
learn that three children were drown
ed at tha' place yesterday and the day
before. The following are the partic
ulars regarding the sad affairs as near
as he could learn: On Monday night
a child about ten years of age, was
drowned in Phelps addition, while the
family were moving out their goods.
The name or further particulars he
could not learn. On yesterday a man
residing near Hamburg w hose name
he did not learn.
over the loss of two thousand bushels
of wheat, and during his frenzy threw
his t welve year old daughter into the
water and ne was drowned before as-,
sisianc con Id reach her. The father
has been cv. Mined in jail and will be
taken to Ihe Insane Asylum as oon
as p .SSlble.
Alio! her man n siding wo t of Ham
burg, some distance, early yesterday :
moi iiing put his !
CHILD OX A It AFT.
with a cow to take I hem to the bluffs :
and while in the house, g tting togeth-j
er a few things preparatory to leaving. I
the cow kicked the child off the raft j
into the water and be fori? the father i
who witnessed the affair could reach i
her it was swept away by the current j
and drowned. He reports a large j
number of refugees from the Hooded
districts iu Hamburg, and says that
all are being clothed and fed at the
expense of the citizens.
Atchison-, Kan, April 28. The w a
ter in the Missouri is now twenty
three feet above low water mark and
has been at a (standstill since morning.
There is little change in the situation.
The Inhabitants of East Atchison, ex
cept about half a dozen families, num-
bering about a thousand people,' have
been driven out by the Hoods. Many
of them have taken refuge iu the city.
Others are occupying box cars gener
ously furnished by the Chicago, Kock
Island A: Pacific road.
AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City', Mo., April 28. This
has been a day of great excitement in
Kansas City. The water in the Mis
souri continued to rise throughout the
night and to-day, and is rising still.
At !J o'clock this morning the dyke
raised aiong the river Iront of the bot
toms gave way iu the neighborhood
called Hell's Half Acre, and a torrent
poured through, driving people from
tlieir homes in great terror. All ef
forts to stay the llood failed, and with
in an hour a large district was inun
dated to a depth of from four to ten
feet. At noon a torrent began to pour
over at Ninth Btreet, submerging an
other district as large as the lirst, and
driving the terror-stricken inhabitants
before it. The water backed up the
Kansas or Kaw river, submerged a
large portion of the stock yards and
surrounded the district inhabited bv
the families of-the employes of Fowl
er Bros, picking house ;md surround
ing the large boarding houses. The
water stands several feet deep in a
large number of stores on Union ave
nue aud James streets, and covers the
street railway on these streets for live
or six squares.
In the neighborhood known as Ar
tnondale, actoss the Kaw river from
this point, a large number of colored
families were so surprised by the llood
that at least live persons were drown
ed. The river rushed over the doom
ed town so rapidly that the inhabi
tants could only llee for their lives
without being able to move any part
of their household goods. Fully three
hundred families were thus thrown
out of their homes in an incredibly
short time, and are now encamped on
the high ground near Armondale, with
ii strong probability that their homes
will go down stream. At least six
thousand people are driven from I heir
homes, and the approaches to the high
grounds of the main portion of the
city present a strange appearance.
Scribner & Co.'s New Departure.
The facts in regard to the recent sale
of the stock of Charles Scribner's Sons,
in the corporation of Scribner & Co.,
to Mr. Boswell S.nith, are biieily
these: The corporation was organized
in 1370 by Dr Holland, Boswell Smith,
Charles Scribner, senior (who died
during the following year;, and the
partners of the latter. Mr. Boswell
Smith has been the publisher nnd bus
iness manager of Scribner's and St.
Nicholas from the beginning, and has
now purchased from Messrs. Charles
Scribner's Sons the minority interest
whuli they and their predecessors
have held iu the Company. Consider
able portions of this purchase have al
ready been placed in the hands of the
younger men who have helped to make
the fortunes o f the magazine, and it
is understood that two-fifths of the en
tire stock will eventually be disposed
of to them thus establishing practical
co-operation in its best sense.
The name of the corporation of
Scribner Sc Co. will be changed, about
June 1st, to "The Century Co.," an ap
plication has already been made to
the court for that purpose. It was in
honor of Mr. Charles Scribner, senior,
that Scribner's Monthly too); its pres
ent name, which will probably be sup
planted by "The On ury"; the maga
zine w ill retain as a sub-title Scribner's
Monthly for a year. It is much in fa
vor of the name that the records of the
Department of State, at Albany, and
tht- diiectory of the city of New York
do not show it to be anywhere in use
except by "The Century Club," and
there is precedent for such double use
of a name in the case of "The Athen:v
uin," the well-known literary weekly
in London, wnd the famous "Athena
urn Club" of that city.
The editorial management, also, con
tinues as heretofore, Dr. Holland re
maining as editor-in-chief of Scribner's
Monthly, and Mrs Dodge conducting
St. Nicholas. The most cordial rela
tionswill continue between "The Cen
tury Co." and Messrs. Charles Scrib
ner's Sons. The growing business of
both houses seemed to demand this
change, and it was a condition of the
sale tlmt the magazine publishing
house (in which the Scribners have
held only a minority interest) should
drop the Scribner name from its busi
ness and its magazines.
The Cross of the Legion of Honor is
counted especiall' honorable when worn
by a tradesman in France. A legionary
who goes through the Bankruptcy-Court
ceases i'jmo facto to belong to the order.
To bo decorated is to be sure of credit.
Merchants therefore strive hard to ob
tain the decoration, which roust not bo
paraded in advertisements, or on trade
circulars or cards.
Lee was a captain of police in St.
Louis, a few years ago, and Boland a
sergeant under him. Lee was a disci
plinarian, and by his strictness made
an enemy of Boland. Latply Boland
was, through political influence, made
a commissioner. One of his lirst acts
was to remove Lee from the command
of an important precinct to one iu the
suburbs. The disgrace has driven Lea