Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1874)
THE RED ClODD CHEF.
Webster Const j, Wb.
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
The Red Cloud Chief.
RATBB OF ADVIETI3IHG:
One Inch, Crt liunlun. .. . l.nu
fk'h tabMtniit lnTtU-n. jw
thrr. tnontt. . . , xob
tt month. . n.cn
tweli month . i on
Qortr cwtutan. thrr. month. . jt
t ncctha. .''
twrlnKmth. . . jxpo
; BalT column, thre tun!h jojpn
Ml m.bth. .m.w
twelx month , . .
Doe column, thrr mcatim .. M.00
" - nimjDllx. ., pa
" twrlienwintlM. ., ICO.t
VarrUire and Chitnary Xotlc frr. Ical o
tlrv 10c j-vr line. Tratxlent ami Il AdTrrtta.
Bsent fyN. In adic. Yrt ajrrtt.mwil
fj aWr mrterl J.
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
Devoted to the Interests of -Soul h west Nebraska.
C. L. MATHER. Publisher.
RED CLOUD, WEBSTER CO., NEB., THURSDAY, JANUARY '29, 1874.'
Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
'rilK OLD -MAX CiOKS TO TIIK FAIIf .
I'm lerydiiwty and tired, wife J Ie juxt comehorue
from the 'air ;
Ko Kite me. nij iic ami tobacco, and III moVe in
my eay chair;
It's tirewme work a plain' forcilde nld dicd like
ItV tiretoine work a M-eiu" where etrry our vinht-n
Our fair are a ruiiuiu down ; they arc not like the
faint of ilil.
Where you took the jirlzea lorlinad, aud liulter an
yellow an kiiM ;
There were hundred of uarful thiUKthat were well
worth welii' then ;
Sow iliurn f radii horee and hundred f lnt-
Wbal all thin TMn' will lead to in inure than I now
liul Korachow it perma to we. like the downward
road to h . well
I mar tjs a Ilttl- hamb, flat IVii,riyaklirthc li:il'!
Forliettln, racin'and driukln' are the foea of our
V ttiitll .m fo a nation .if amblerr, if nuit'er
Lrj jxin thiK tijt:
Whj, wlwt ill. von think? a jnuiiRxtir accused me
if Ix'ltnr to-iia ;
When I Ijiil my hand on the head tlut hadn't Hern
- ten ar f t
'And called him a !! llitle fellow lit answered me
liatk, "oit lrl!"
"Ti.t, liil'lntle man," said 1, "that tbiiiR I bae
Come, eland hj Knuidi knee; let me riaion with
OH. IIIJ Mill."
He Hlrailitnit'd ! hi" ilothix and t-aid, with a look
" I didn't come Iii re fur irrach!ii'; old nun walk off
on jour ear "
We ni'rr heard talk like that hIicii you and I urre
My fathi r ami mothrr Mee "em -jmt a bridle upon
I'm M, and I'm K''ttiu blind, but a diIrn lire I ran
Twlxt the Ikij t eighteen hundred aud eighteen
How in it ab-utt Die j,Mi!n: They, too, from the ulli I
1 didn't Mr. one a ehowin'tlii- butter her own hand '
had made; i
Thry xtiNxl in their jwiny A.m, with womauV i
.aw and jjrace. I
And ehoiited ah loud ax any when a favorite won a
AH i'ii were watchtn the track; the race waecry j
man'K tin me; j
And 1 -aid tn nijM-ir, " In thin a fair, or iw It only a
dream 7" i
I aw 'bunt a dozen Ikijh lookiu' round at the hhcci.) '
and enine, '
Ami the fr.intH uf . ent wiuterii had nilxered their (
lieadi like mine. i
Why on airtli dniit the chati(;e tlie name, when the i
wroiit; name it Iish (jot 7 I
No longer call it a fair, but an agricultural tnt; '
j ne men won t in' lakiir ining lor heiimiiie loikH to
Wltli nolMidy to M-e em but rriiiled old men like
There, take my i''IH a"'l tobacco I I'll le p iu m
11'h tiretiome work a talkiu' alniul a degenerate fair;
You mill n't iliHturb me, wife, til! the IhIIh ol thw
J "or 1 may ko back iu my dreams to the fairs of the
Sl'OOXS AND SPARKS.
A hn.Mil ami fiiuuous lino of river,
h right with tltu full .sunshine of n Sep
tember noon, hero bordered with mend
owh, there fringed with low woods and
winding toward the elnstcrcd roofs of n
distant iowik Two wherries, drifting
idly in the shadow of hemlocks and
pines, while their pmuu and meditative
occupants wak-h the lazy wrciiths of
umoko curl above the bowls of their
pipes. Of these two individuals, the
ono ncare.st the sunshine is David
Whipple, a llnstonian aged 19, fair
haired, fair-skinned and six feet two.
Tho other lying at full length, with his
cap pulled low over a pair of dark eyes,
is of slighter make and more vivacious
expression. This is Ernest Walch, a
Fifteen minutes of silence had evi
dently tried tho latter's patience exces
sively. He had frightened several tur
tles back t their watery haunts, had
whistled to birds and ajMjstrophized
Hies. He fiually pocketed his pipe- and
sat erect, with the remark, "1 say,
" 1 saw Miss Wentworth to-daj"
That this unnounccnent Kissessed
homo interest in tho mind of tho 3'onth
oil led Davy, may be surmised from the
fact that he, too, suddenly sut erect ;
but ho only said, as he slowly knocked
tho ashes from his pipe, Humph."
" You'd have said something besides
Humph,' if you had seen her. Sho
rodo past our hotel."
" And 1 presume you moaned after
her in your usual style."
Very near it, I admit," rejoined the
other, with a shrug. "The caso is
unique. I never before tried for a
mouth unsuccessfully to gain an intro
duction to a lad v. But. I shall succeed
' I'll wager anything you choose."
was tho reply, emphasjzetl by a flourish
of tho pipe, "that I'll have an intro
duction first, after all !" and the speaker
faced his friend with tho last trace of
indiflcreuce banished from his counte
nance. " Safe enough to wager, where neither
is likely to win," commented his com
panion. " That's as one thinks. I consider
my winning as certain as as Unit I can
reach the stone bridge, two miles down
the river, at least a minute in advance
"Dono!" exclaimed tho Virginian
with a Liugh and a quick straightening
of his lithe figure. " Tho loser in the
race abandons his chances, eh ?"
In two minutes the wherries were
abreast and their owners ready for a
start. The next, they swept off down
the stream, pulled evenly and easily.
Both tho young men were powerful
rowers. Ernest had tho most effective
stroke, David greater reserve of strength.
It -was pretty to see the wherries dart
through shadows and sunshine, past
bold wooded curves and batiks gay with
.golden-rod. Their progress during the
lirst ten minutes was quiet, but at the
beginning of the second milo it became
more lively. Labtjrerjs in the fields on
either hand pKl?d to watch as the
wherries shot by, and now the red
jacket, now the blue seemed gaining.
For a while tHo fates flvored Da-rid, and
ho won half a boat's length in a quarter
of a mile. Then Ernest bent more gal
lantly to lus oars and regained his
place. But in the next quarter he lost
again, and David's greater strength told
steadily against him.
When they were on the last half
mile, a long straight stretch, with the
bridge before dwarfed in Ihe dis
tance, they pulled like two young
giantst David's teeth wero set and
every muscle iu play. Ernest's cap had
fallen, and his black eyes gleamed
triumphantly as he noted that each de
tsrminedUfce broufkt bia nearer kk
first position. Independently of its
puerile cause, the race was magnificent.
There happened to be but one spectator
of its close. Thia was a gray-haired
gentleman, who, seeing the two boat
sweep around the upper curve of tho
river, checked his horse on the bridge.
They came in grandly, darting like
birds through the smooth'water, straight
and swift, for tho bridge. The intent
watcher leaned far over the rails, and as
lxtth 1kws simultaneously on" opposite
sides of the central stono pier, uttered
an involuntary "Hurrah !" that was like
an electric shock tp the two excited
" By George !" gasped David, trying
his boot for breath, "we diit thopier in
the mme second."
"Ernest, in no condition to dispute
or assent, replied by a nod, and the
"Tough one, wasn't it?"
" Who's the party on the bridge?"
Ernest was saved an answer by the
appearance of the " party," who scram
bled down an cmbrnkment and ap
" Pretty well dono, young gentle
men ! Haven't Been such n race since
my college days. Pretty, evenly
matched. Now I should have said,"
with a glance from tho powerful David
to his slighter companion, " that this
young man had an advantage ; but it
Watch makes up in science what
he lackB in strength," said David, mag
nanimously, grounding Ins boat.
Ernest imitated his friend's example
remarking that "with all the science he
could muster, he had rarely won a raco
"A lino sight it was, indeed!" re
sumed their enthusiastic friend. "I
used to be remarkably fond of boating
before I got m' flesh remarkably.
Some of my plcasantest honrs have
been passed on the Charles river."
" On the Charles ? You were a Cam
bridge student, then ? Wo belong to
that persuasion," rejoined David.
" Harvards, are yon? I'm glad to
hear it. Glad to have met you. Allow
mo to introduce myself name's Went
worth ; place is about a quarter of a
mile from here. My carriage is on the
bridge ; come and tako a glass of wine
with mo and have a chat about college
The faces of the two recipients of
this invitation were studies. The name
was Wentworth, was it? Ernest pulled
his cap lower to hide the twinkle in his
eyes, and David abruptly picked up the
spoons of his wherry. Neither had an
idea of refusing, though Ernest mur
mured something alwut appearance,
boating costume, etc., which objections
wero promptly overruled by their new
"Boats nro perfectly safe. I'll send
a man down to attend to 'em. Dress is
all right," pulled the old gentleman,
pulling himself up tho embankment by
means of a wiry shrub. " .Tump iu,
jump in !"
Five minutes' drive brought our
friends to tho Wentworth place, the
goal of their desires, an ancient stone
mansion set in tho midst of extensive
grounds. On tho way up tho avenue
the two visitors were electrified by see
ing tho flutter of muslin skirts on tho
terrace. Immediately after both had
a vision of bluo eyes and curls and a
dainty figure, and found themselves
bowing confusedly to " My daughter
Ella," the divinity of their worship.
Both gentlemen wero in a mazo most
of tho afternoon. They had wino in tho
shady dining-room, through tho win
dows of which thoy caught glimpses of
beds of bright autumn flowers. They
had stores of jovial anecdotes from
their host. Then they had music in the
parlors and sweet commonplaces from
When our two friends were set down
on the piazza of their hotel at seen
o'clock that evening, both stood mo
tionless, watching tho carriage of their
now acquaintance rolling away. As it
disappeared they first faced each other
blankly, then, "by common impulse,
burst into a fit of laughter. The in
augural remark was made by Ernest
"This beats anything I ever heard"
" It does. We're even. Watch.
Neither of us won tho Rice, and neither
of us won tho wager."
" Curious enough !" rejoined Ernest,
soliloquizing, as he turned away. "I
wonder which will win the lady ?"
Tho enlightened reader must have
anticipated the results. Our collegians
were not original in their love-makiug.
The odd feature in the cose was the
dual love-making. The changes wero
rung on riding, boating music, croquet,
and billiards, for three weeks. At the
end of that time, unfortunately for their
friendly feelings, they found themselves
as even in this race'for a lady's favor
as they had been in the memorable race
down the river. Both were prodigious
am equal favorites with Mr. Went
worth, both received gracious smiles
from Miss Wentworth, both made tho
greatest efforts to please, and spent the
whole of their pocket-money in the at
tempt. I do not know precisely when their
friendship became a memory ; but at
end of those three weeks they were
enemies, who endured each otfier for
the sake of appearance when they met
at the Wentworths' house, but outside
it never exchanged a word, and regard
ed each other loweringly at meals and
in passage-ways. To add to the com
plications of the affair, the 28th of Sep
tember approached, bringirgwith it the
dreaded necessity of returning to Cam
bridge, The days flew by and each delayed
until the morrow, before putting his
fate to the test. On the 27th both must
go, and the 25th found each resolute to
ask the question that had become all
imiwrtant to both, on the 25th.
The 2Uth came, and with it a violent
autumnal storm. Instead of proceed
ing to the Wentworth mansion for a
mornings croquet, our heroes found
themselves reduced to despair. David
misauthropically kept his room. Er
nest lounged around the stables till
dinner-time, playing at billiards half
the afternoon, then, took a eurve from
the window and formeji a.ilesperate re
iXS: Immediately after supper, at
hftb David AH net apfJMrVhe jmt bb
heavy boots, liorrowed a cloak of the
landlord, and started through a eea of
mud, in a pouring rain, and in the face
of a furious northeaster, for the Went
worths'. Looking back at David's lighted win
dows, lie thought, with pardonable tri
umph, that for once ho had stolen a
march upon his rival ; but his triumph
changed to perturbation when he finally
stood, a mud-bespattered and drenched
individual, ringing the Wentworths'
door-bell. His spirits rose, however,
at sight of tho cozy library, where Mr.
Wentworth, in dressing-gown and slip
pers, sat before an opea wood fire, and
Miss Ella, seated on a cricket, was oc-
(cupicd in topping, corn. ,Thu latter
with a blush and smile of welcome.
"Please excuse papa and me. We
were having one of our old-fashioned
"Delighted to see you, my boy !"
chimed in Mr. Wentworth, adding, with
uncomfortable solicitude, "And wliere's
Mr. Whipple ?"
" I really don't know what Davy is
doing with himself this evening." re
sponded Ernest, seating himself on the
other side of the fire, and wishing Mr.
Wentworth in the Ai'ctic regions. "I,
for my part, couldn't reconcile myself
to Icavo town without spending my last
evening with you " these words ac
companied by a significant glance at the
"Your coming is a perfect godsend
a perfect godsend !" was the hopelessly
brisk response. "I don't know any
thing duller than a September storm. I
wish your friend was here ; but never
mind, we'll make an evening of it."
Accordingly tho hospitable old gen
tleman rang for fruit and wine and
citrars. and trave full freedom to his gar
rulous tongue. Ernest was in des-1
pair. Reminiscences and stories and'
jokes succeeded one another, while he I
was obliged to laugh and answer and '
tako hopeless notes of the firelight
gleams netted in the brown curls op
posite, the downcast eyes, the snowy
Lands busy with the tassels of a co
quettish silk apron, and the tinny slip
pers resting on a flower in tho hearth
rug. Periodical glances at the clock told
Ernest that it was half-past eight, then
that it was nine. He formed the second
desperate resolve of the day and began
to talk about his travels. Ho g.ivo a
long and intensely prosy account of his
life in Paris, using all tho French he
could think of. Mr. AVentworth had
never traveled, but evinced polite at
tention. Ernest, with unflagging zest,
went on with Germany and Italy. His
host nodded with waning interest.
Ernest was about to attempt Russia,
when a snore delighted lus cars,
The young, lady nervously- resumed j
her corn-popping, vainly trying to hide
a smile. Tho tiro was dying down.
Ernest hastened to assist her, seized
tho tongs and raised a heavy log ; as ho
raised it, a brand fell out upon the
hearth, and broko in pieces, sending a
shower of fiery sprays over tho pretty
figure on tho cricket. Each uttered a
suppressed exclamation. Miss Went
worth shook her curls hastily, and
Emest shook the little silk apron and
much-bernffled skirt. He shook it so
vigorously that a letter dropped out of
the pocket and lay before him, address
upward ; but he did not heed the letter,
for somehow ho had mistaken'tho young
lady's hand for her apron, and still
held it, though the sparks were only
black specks. He was in tho midst of
an incoherent but earnest speech, say
ing something about wanting the right
to protect her from all tho troubles of
life as he had protected her from those
flying sparks,"whcu the letter caught his
eye. "Miss Ella Wentworth, D ,
Massachusetts," in David's handwriting,
unmistakably. That one glanco showed
him also that it was a drop-letter and
stamped September 26. .
Ernest hesitated so noticeably in tlto
middlo of his speech that his listener
glanced up at him in surprise, and
caught his glance at the letter. She
picked it up hastily, with a rosy blush,
and an exclamation that caused tho old
gentleman's drowsy eyes to open wide.
"Ahem! I believe," ho observed,
with the extra dignity Bleepy persons
often assume, " that lost what yon
were last saying about the Swiss
patois, wasn't it ?"
Poor Ernest ! It was hard work to
sit and hear tho history of the old gen
tleman's speculation after that ; and
many pleading glances were sent toward
the flushed, downcast face opposite
him. At last, at eleven, he roio hope
lessly, to go. Ho lingered and lingered,
finding continually last words to say,
till tlm utter futility of delay discour
aged him in seeking the door ; but here
tho old gentleman, suddenly radiant
with a new thought, detained him.
"Dear me ! WTry, Nell, I had almost
forgotten what wo spoke of at dinner.
Mr. Walch, we want you and your
friend Whipple at Christmas-time, yon
know. You must give us a few days.
Nell here is going to be married about
that time, and you must both come to
tho wedding without fail. I dare sav,"
he aided, struck by the blankness of
Ernest's fac, "that you've never
happened to hear of it before. Well,
well, good news is always welcome, isn't
it? Now I shall depend on you for a
week at Christmas. Don't forget to in
vite your friend. Good-bv, and good
luck to yon, my boy!" and the hearty
good-wisher followed him out npon the
door-step to give a final hand-shake.
A half hour after, as David was pac
ing his chamber feverishly, his door
opened and a drenched and muddy
figure presented itself, and remarked,
histerically, as it dropped a soaked
cloak on the floor.
"Well, old fellow, weve come out
even again. Neither of us won the race,
neither won the wager, and neither has
Tut " Mates" in the United States
Navy, who are obliged to pay for their
own mess, purchase uniforms, and keep
up their position as becomes American
officers, out of a salary of $700 a year,
have peti'ionod Congress for an increase
to 1,000. Gentlemen, it can't be done.
There are a lot of fellows in Washing
ton, cow faaaishing on $6,000 a year
an 1 traveling expenses, who axe ahead
of you. We mart ratrenck iHtitbnrgh
Pike's Peak is seen qaite distinctly
from Los Animw, a distance of 150
Many planters in the South are hold
ing back their cotton on Account of low
number of head swine
State in 1872.
The State of Iowa
5,770,161) bushels of
ced in 1872
y, and the
wool production aggre;
The new irtoi-workwltontou, Mo.,
aro the largest aud MoSt complete in
tho United States, and have a capital of
Tnu Methodist Episcopal Church,
during the past year, is said to have
gained in money S1,(HK),(KK), and in
When Bosh Tweed tonic lii soot, in
the Senate in 18C8. he weiched 304
jnmnds ; when weighed at Blackwell's
Island tlio figure was 2(53.
It is said that nearly 000,000,000 of
letters, 80,000,000 of poHtal cards, 100,
000,000 of newspapers, and 100,000,000
of book packets pass through the En
glish postoffico annually. That's where
the paper goes.
The beautiful habit of opium-eating
is increasing in this country. From
three to five years of indulgence wrecks
the finest constitution, the eyes are
sunken, the frame is emaciated, and
death ends tho wasted life.
California has about 8,000,000 head
of sheep. Tho wool crop in two shear
ings, at an average of ten pounds per
head, would amount to 80,000,000
pounds, or 15,000,000 more than tho
total product of the United States in
The principal lines of transportation
from tho West to tho East include 10,
000 miles by railroad, 7,000 miles by
river, 1,000 miles by lake, and 1,000 by
canal, and the total amount of through
freight canied over them in ono year
(1871-72) was 7,9:,.:i.2U tons.
The Rev, E. E. Halo says : "A man
may send from Land's End, in England,
to Kirkwall, in Scotland, the longest
distance in Great Britain, from a wil
derness to tho edge of tho icebergs,
over a distance of 700 miles, a tele
graphic message at one cent a word."
As evidence of the impoitanco of the
produce interest tho following figures
give the aggregate sales in New York
city last year: Butter, 830,000,000;
cheese, 15,000,000; wheat, $24,000,
000 ; flour, 820,000,000 ; corn, $20,000,-
000; petroleum, S10, 000, 000 ; cut meats,
The foreign trade of Great Britain
has not been satisfactory to her mer
chants this year so far. That nation
sold $32,500,000 less of cotton, linen,
silk and woolen fabrics, and had to buy
50,000,000 more of articles of food in
the first nine mouths of this year than
in the corresponding period last year.
The official exhibit of tho trade of tho
United States with foreign countries
for tho year anding June 30, 1873,
shows a " balance of trado" against the
country of $14,4S1,584, the imports be
ing based upon spcoie values, and the
expoits based upon mixed values. The
foreign exports during the same period
amounted to $28,1 10.511.
The Habit or Saving.
The only absolutely certain way of
inculcating habits of economy is to begin
with tho children, and accustom them
to self-control and self-denial by saving
a portion of their pocket-money or the
earnings of odd minutes. There will
be oven a greater necessity for economy
in the next generation thun this, since
f now, the bounteous gilts of nature aro
being very lavishly drawn upon, and our
successors arc likely to live under uar-
r rower conditions than we do. The city
of Ghent, Belgium, has set us a good
example in this matter. Without Gov
ernment influence, and mainly through
the instrumentality of the school-masters
and school-mistresses of that city,
five-sevenths of the children who attend
tho schools have become savings-bank
depositors. They bring their centimes
to their teachers, who deposit for them;
and 13,032 of tho attendants upon the
schools are thus practieiujj frugality.
Out of 7,089 boys and girls in the pri
mary schools, 7,583 have savings-bank
accounts, tho aggregate sum dctoited
by them, according to a pajicr read be
fore the British Association bv J. G.
Fitch, being 274,602 francs, "in the
iiiiiiiil ri:iiinii i nil-. iiiiiiil r.a. i niv a
- w In a -m 1 . a 1 a & w vw.k w K.i t
gins thus earM thereare 3.039chilurcn. 1
-------- - (- -
- w -
of 3,285 men and women, 2,889 are depos
tors to the amount of 99,252 francs.
Thus over $100,000 aro deposited in the
savings bank through this agency in
that little city.
A LocoMorrVE Wonder. A singular
specimen of a locomotive has just been
turned out of a machine-shop at Glou
cester, N. J., which bills fair to create
quite a sensation among railroad men.
It is four tons in weight, and designed
to run on one rail. It rests npon two
wheels, one following the other. The
rail or track npon which it is to run, a
sample of which is laid in the yard of
the builders, isitylcd a "pnsraoid,
or one-track railway' and is composed
oi several thicknesses of plank, built
upon the style of an inverted keel of a
Tc&sel, with a flat rail on the apex.
twelve miles an hour was attained, and I
the inventor and patentee claims that
the speed can be almost doubled on a
lengthened track. The capacity for
running curves is very much greater
than the two-rail system. The revolv
ing flanges attached' to the engine, and
and which run on the outaide of each
wheel, absolutely lock the rolling stock
to the prism, and obviate the necessity
of so much heavy rolling stock in light
traffic at a high rite of speed. It is also
claimed tint a prismoidal railway, built
with a baee of 14 inches, angles 45 de
grees, ci r built st a eost of 93,000
of whom 1.020 are depositors of 6b.;23 , r.,i,nv .i .i. :.: t, v. ...r- . . . ., . ' .
francs In the nrimarv schools for the c . 01 i- T .?. "-"" ' -''J uunosv power 01 wie sun w - s,dering the quality, a deduction from
clwwhVwT She lived with Uieaanta until j penetrate the leafy tangle they have tLi, of one-fixth i made, making it
are 1079 'cbdaVtMO to Davenport. , Miss Kate reared 10 and 15 feet above, the dark Cqnal to .TW.OOO.OW bu. of the quality
7 franra-d in tho t Thw w the "lm-li" into which c the crop of 1872. Ther is Jonif-
--,oo irancs, ami in uit . scuoois r she should be a rich woman some dav. the Ashnte warriors rrwn ;n on ' i.i...u' .-.. .i. . i.
"Chosen Men of the Xatloa."
(Extract from Bcii Ilntler' Sixteen on the Salary
There is one tiling I wish to say to my
fellow-members, especially those who
aro here for tho first time. During the
seven years, more or less, that I have
been here, I have found that the creat
I fault in Congress is the self-abnegation
ot iLs members. Let but a man point
his finger at a member of Congress, and
we are tpt to shrink away from him, and
act toward him as if he must have done
soino wrong, without standing by him
as an honest gentleman until his guilt is
proven. Let a single thing be said
against the acts of aay member of Con
gress, and forthwith some demagogue
for occasionally demagogues get in here,
as of Christ's twelve apostles ono of tliem
had a devil laughter some dema
gogue, I say, to show that he is not
guilty of the same thing, when most
probably his conscience accuses him,
brings iu a bill restraining the Congress
man from doing the thing charged. This
has gone on for a series of yearn, until
a Congressman is shut out from the pur
suit of almost all kinds of business. We
cannot have any interest in a contract
that has any relation to the Government.
Wo cannot practice as attorneys in the
courts m which the largest interests of I
the United States aro involved. Tho
Supreme Court is about tho only ono
left to us. We cmnot go home and
practice in our State courts, or do any
other business, without neglecting our
Tho troublis is that we do not stand
together, but let the men up there
(pointing to tho reporters gallery), who
live by our bounty, sit there byour in
dulgence, to write diatribes against us,
and blacken us all over until the whole
world is made to believe that members
of Congress nro worse than other men,
when, in fact, wo aro the chosen men of
the nation, and better as a class, than
men in any other siuglo profession
clergymen, lawyers, or doctors ; for
whenever a clergyman gets into Con
gress, we have seen he is not csiecialiy
conspicuous for his virtue any more
than his fellows. (Laughter. I say
that we ought to stand here and say
Congress is not to bo maligned ; and if
wo aro maligned, let us stand together
and say that without proof the charac
ter of no man, simply because lie is a
member of Congress, shall be attacked,
and the attack hounded on by ,his fellows
from petty envy, jealousy of rivalry.
Bingham in Japan A Lively Scene.
A Tokei, Japan, correspondent of the
Boston 'J'ruiiHcript, writing of tho cele
bration of the Mikado's birthday, in
November last, says :
In the evening a dinner was given at
the Emperor's summer palace, to the
eight foreign ministers accredited to
Japan. Terashima, formerly envoy ex
traordinary to Great Britain, and'now
Minister of Foreign Affairs, presided.
With tho dessert, Sir Harry S.
Parkes, as British minister, rose and
proposed tho health of His Majesty the
Emperor, which ho accompanied by a
neat little speech. At tho close he
called upon the French minister, re
marking it was his turn next to 'speak.
The Count briefly responded, excusing
himself from speaking in English, and,
as he resumed his seat,. Tudge Bingham,
tho United States minister, rose to
offer " Progress, prosperity and hnppi
nesB to tho sovereign and people of
Japan," when Sir Harry, violently in
terrupting, shut him oft' completely,
motioning him to sit down, and crying
out : " No more, no more !"
fudge Bingham resumed his seat
gracefully, like a true gentleman, but
immediately opened a lively discussion
across the table, in which Sir Harry got
very excited, contending warmly that
the sentiment was out of ordor, as it in
troduced politics, and was superfluous
in language, as " the Emperor was the
peopie ;' but tho Judge coolly informed
him that ho might have heard of a
church without a bishop, or a people
without a crown, but inquired if it were
possible to have a bishop without a
church, or a sovereign without a people.
When pressed for an answer. Sir Harry
reluctantly admitted it could not be,
and immediately Judge Bingham good
naturedly congratulated him on having
" come to his way of thinking."
Ah Heiress in Iowa.
,Iaeniiirt Cor. Chlcaso Tlmen.l
Something like two years ago a young I
arnan named Kate Stewart was a wait-1
g-room girl at the Ackley House, in
is city. When she was a child she
came here from Pennsylvania, with two
. - .... & a a. a - i -
i u in a u I iv- rami iiiiiti r t t
v'" " ni7 "' rj" ,r'"-",'.
The remark was credited to a vivid
imogination ; bnt the clerk, William P.
Qnayle, fell in love with her, and she
became Mrs. Qnayle. After their mar
riage tuey remained in Davenport,
where the husband was still employed
j at the Ackley. A few months since
they moved to Leclaire, from which
place Mrs. Quayle, four weeks ago,
went to Pennsvlvania to visit her rela
tives. A few days ago the husband re
ceived a letter from his wife, requesting
his immediate presence. She and her
two brothers had been adjudged righf
fnl heir? of an immense estate in ire
land she didn't know how much, but
lawyers in Ireland had written it was
valued at over $1,000,000. It had lieen
in chancery for long years. It would
have been her mother's had she lived ;
but the mother being dead, the mother's
near relatives had been endeavoring to
&ct poiselmx of
it, but had failed.
Copies of the record establishing the
claim of the rightful heirs had been re
ceived by their father in Pennsylvania,
and the presence of the heirs was want
ed in Ireland, and they were getting
ready to go.
The Dubuque JItrald says that a
gentleman of th.it city lately ordered a
cutter from Portland. Maine, which ar
rived in dee time. The freight on the
critter from Portland to Chicago was
92.10 ; from Chicago to Dubuque it was
$5.35. The distance from Portland to
Chicago is 1,100 milts : the dutaoce
froB Ckrcsfo to Pab?tls 900
HrigluM YoHajr's Favorite Wire.
St. I.uU (llobea Interview with Ann Eliza Younc(
How large is his little family circle?
Ho had nineteen wives until I left,
and forty-five children.
How does ho support them all ?
Well, the most of them support them
selves. Brigham compels them to do
it. For iustance, he only allows enough
to each one to purchase the bare neces
saries of life calico dresses ! Women
in Utah have the same pride and am
bition about their personal appearance
that they have anywhere else. If thev
-. .i ,.. ., ,, ,
want anything better, they aro compelled
10 lane in uoaniers or do sewing, or
something of that sort. That is the way
he treats all "of them but the favorite,
Amelia Fulsom. She dresses in silk
and satin, eats at the same tabic with
him. and does notlum? nil dav. Tho
-.at ... :.. 1... ....... .l...:.. .... ,..i
rest eat in the ; same dining-room, and
iuey are conipeiicti to iook on. x nisom
can do anything she likes with him.
It would be i uteres iug to know which
of the nineteen wives was able to cap
ture Brigham, and maintain an ascend
ency over him. How is she able to
mauage him ?
By her temix'r ; she has au awful
temper, and she can scold him
Is she good-looking ? No, she is ugly
and over 40 years old. They say I am
jealous, but that is not the ease.
Well, then, do her charms lie in
her intellect? No, I ain't jealous of
her a bit. Shu is the reverse of refined
indeed, she is the coarsest and most
vulgar of all the wives of Mr. Youtig.
Her reputation is bad that is, it was
bad until she married Brigham. I don't '
like to repeat what is said of her all
over Salt Lake She rules him by her
strong will and bad temper.
How docs ho manage the rest of his
He keeps them at a distance, and no
familiarity is allowed from them. They
don't dare to speak to him except now
and then when lie is extra good-natured.
Brigham has been a good ileal of a flirt
in his day. There is no excuse for his
meanness toward his wives, because he
is enormously wealthy.
Kailnuy Uupuuctuality A Notable Suit
Tor Damages in England.
Tho question of whether railway com
panies are bound to keep the time set down
in their time-tables was raised before
Mr. Whigham in the Comity Court at
Aylesbury recently. The plaintiff was
Mr. William Adams, cattle dealer, and
tho defendants wero the London and
Northwestern Railroad Company, as the '
proprietors of the branch lino between
Aylesbury and Cheddiugton. It was
shown that on the 20th of October tho
plaintiff took a ticket at Aylesbury for
Luton, where he ought to have arrived
at 0:28 a. m., iu time for Luton market,
at which ho was to disjiose of some
beasts. Tho train by which he was
traveling from Aylesbury to the main
lino was deluyed nearly an hour, owing
to the engine being short of steam. Tho
consequence was he missed tho train at '
Cheddingtou, aud did not arrive at
Luton till 11:30 a. m., by which time
the market was over. He now claimed
10 shillings damages er head of his
beasts thirty in number which he did
not get sold for nine days. The want of
steam, it appeared, arose from the fire
box of the engine having been choked,
the fireman having Welsh coal that day,
a variety to which he was not accus
tomed. It was pleaded for the defense
that the company were exonerated from
liability by the statement on their time
tables that they would not be responsi
ble for delay. His honor held, however,
that the choking of the fire-lnix was not
a circumstance over which the company's
servants had no control, and he there
fore gavo a decree for tho plaintiff for
40s. in respect for the loss of his time
through having found no market for his
cattle at Luton. London Ihiily A'ctc.
How the Ashaatces Fight.
(Ahaute- Cor. New York Herald.
The enemy lay in wait in the middle
of what they call here a bush, but which
should be more appropriately called a
jungle ; it is so dense in some places
that one wonders at first fight how
naked people have the temerity to rik
their bodies in what must necessarily
punish their unprotected cuticles most
pninfully. This jungle probably cov
ers many hundred acres, litcrallv chok-
ing the earth with iLs density anil luxu
riance. It admits evcrr kind of
, shrub, plant, and flower into a close
comranioiishii. where thev intermingle
each other's luxurious stalks, where
a . . a . . .
' ,"": "r,"""'"'" ."."w "
a o-. v . n & nnb . . a-. .. b ,
fours and lie in wait in tho gloomy Ire-
cesses for the enemy. It was iu such a
locality as this that Sir Garnet found
the Ashantees, and where he suffered
such losses in his staff and officers. Un
tit the sonorous sounds of Danish mus
ketry awoke the echoes few of the En
glish suspected the foe so near. Until
they themselves betrayed their presence
the English might have searched in
vain for the hidden enemy.
Marriar ef Bleed Relatiea.
Statistics presented to the French
Academy show that the marriages of
...... m . .
; "." ".""fc "!' .:.i a. i proportion ox uiecrop ox ioiJ that is
of all the marriages in France, and that not fit to market, and the available tnr
the deaf and dumb oftVpnng, at birth, of j probably not large enotnch to
t.twl .Al.ntn. ...... MliAttt 9wm j. ..... .
i.iui'aiiguiiiCTJU.i uiiifiuxuc, larc, in pro
portion to the deaf ana dumb born in
ordinary wedlock at Lyons, full 25 jt
cent ; at least 25 per cent, in Paris, and
30 per cent, in Bordeaux the propor
tions of the deaf and dumb, by birth,
increasing with the degree of blood re
lationship. The data obtained nhow
that, if the danger of having a deaf tnd
damb child in ordinary marriage, repre
sented by figures, is one, there will be
18 in marriages between first cousins.
37 in marriages between uncle and
nieces, and 70 in marriage between
nephews and aunta. It ap;ars, too,
that the mo! healthy parent, if related
in blood, may have deaf and dumb
children ; while deaf and dumb parents,
if not related, very rar'ery deaf xm
TIIK nt'KK TKATA!K.t.
A Jlllaait. Tale.
kV J4H It. K,
i The Puke of MUu lUVauobtuu.l -i
Miprrnirly Ul Corrricifia, wM'lv fniil
for errry charm a maiden nitht r war;
And, in her hrart, h lotr.1 the I no li .
Though each, awhile churlish Kt drbrti!
To mar thrir tUa) knew not tae tirr' mind.
But hov0 and feared in alienor; till. U.
' Whni many a ixuhui of tremhlttw; lout ivmmsI.
And GoMip rainly had nwatrd to vrk
The C4UM- of Oalraxio't !I!ld che k
And ntoody air ne UdU of thr Court
Addrnwed him Wildly limn a half In rt.
And halt in earncet) : Mre ! we all can -"
Your UlghnrM la in Imr and noa, that we
i J iJ i"ir n'i w "ii ! urir it Mni"
; i. jiciy due. wV fin would km. the nam.
Jla jr jy our loj 1 wr W w here tfc wm
Of lltr the hapry lady of your chwv "
J .surrritd. abaahnl. the Duke, with faltering fph.
i nctni aon uca merry Mutwera mal.
I'mPlmC MfM TrtWMMM .i
I In tain! aa one by one their ravna fail. "
i With freah artillery they the thtkr 4l.
t t'utll. at length. 1i clear the man muM j l-J.I.
Uy clamor orrwwerl -or fly the nM
i "A truce truer !"becricl, "for nirivy' '
xow,,i,t,uan:. .bau.iun i wtum.k..
such a may uit fair a coiujny
Corue, one and all, and M-e what J on bll .
To aid ivrchanc to end your rorrry qunl.
And all aaid " Aje! iVrrejwta h tor rr.1.
The Itanimrt over, tlalraafo ct
l'jn the board a curioiu iatiuct
In 'which. tin a laurl, wm trlr)e,l.
Iu hai't'leat art. the I'k'turr u a maid .
I (Some clearer rlnter" fancy). There
i " A'l je nlnifh'., my !ady-lor may '"
Now, when the fair I'orrnttfla lingering U.t,
I "or fearfulnr, obroed that all who i
The litcturrtl Ctrl, in aileuce turue.1 away
A from a fac unanowu. lu drrji di.xuay
She took her turn toraxr ; when, Hd of lira, e
She aaw no )altitrt image ; Ult the face
t Which her own feature, radiantly (air.
, Uetlecteil. Muahlnc, in a mirror there
' And ao it wia the two true Intra ware known .
Aud fto it came to im that not alone
The ha I' tfaleauo filled the ducal throu '.
Blind Tom in in New York.
A iilackhmitii is always striking for
Men of means are often the menuont
Men dream of courtship, but in wed
Jones got trusted for that hat, and ho
now feels a consciousness of being in
debt " over head and ears."
Several Irishmen were disputing one
day upon their own best points, when
one said in an aggressive manner,
"Faith, and I'm a brick." "And, in
dade," said another, " I'm a brick
layer," and felled the first speaker to
"How now?" a friend said to Jones,
finding him looking unusually cheerful
and sprightly, notwithstanding tho fact
that ho had been up pretty nearly all
night. " You don't seem to he affected
by tho crisis." And Jones merely re
marked, "No such thing; it's a boy.'
An Illinois man got up before dawu,
lately, to see the sun rise, and was idiot
by tho cxasicratd owner of a melon
patch next door. In May lat ho mde
a similar effort, and was bittvn on thr
heel by a strange dog. Ho thinks of
hiring a boy to do the early rising for
Smith says ho doesn't know much
about music, but if it's a great thing for a
man who has spent thousands of dollars
on his voice, and has studusl for years
to sing high-chent O, he thinks his ket
tle at home can beat it, for every even
ing, with cheery voice, it sings away up
to high-chest tea. And it's only a dol
lar kettle, too.
A Qt.'EEK mistake was made bv a
young lady iu Indiana who nought to
demolish an unfaithful lover by publish
ing some vermes addressed to him, in
which, after prophesying her immed
iate dissolution, sho said: "Come,
gaze iin my dust, false one ;" but thn
compositor spelled dust with a " b,"
and the young man went to see her tho
Master Coville received a prize
Friday afternoon for a composition on
Reverence, and further distinguished
himself in the CTcning, on tho occasion
of the pastor's visit, by shutting the
tails of the dominie's coat iu tho parlor
door and impelling him to lonvo thorn
there by introducing a pin in his chair.
The paitor returned home with a cloud
on his brow, and one of Coville's cost
on his back, leaving Master Coville ex
ecuting a hornpipe in tho woodshed,
under the auspice of hi father.
The Corn Yield.
The New York Producf'llfhnnrfr,
Weekly says :
Tho corn crop last year, as per esti
mates of the Agricultural Department,
i i ...'.. J 'm-ri J.1 i. !
was l .WMMJUiVAjj "ti., aud the iNovcm-
crop 'tin year b7.00Of00O bn.' or
hh rw cx i... i i t' W..
,.,' i.iV .. tuL :. :.. .t. ' -
a IfllC-liAJl VA llain ll in all kill! Illllliri
' F og-imclung SUU, or,
or hog-packing State, or, say.
wy,UUU,lJW bn. in quantity ; but, con
enough to make an average annual sup
ply. The crop in the undermentioned
vears, in all the State, has been aa fol
Aers U-o yra . , WJlTA
iBeuiwjitci jur prices m uie i
ia rrctt riecanv thevrr la roAliv a
. O - .. - mJ
. m .. - - ..
press heavily on tee market. A larger
desaad than usual is expected from
New England this winUr, aa that sec
tion forbore to lay in aopplies till tempt
ed to do so by the low prices indacrd by
the panic of September,.
Ureliaefc Trm4e f CWerV.
The recerpta of caUlr, heg, ad
ahcer at the Union Stock Yank, Cfeiea-
S, since 1863 (the yards were opea!
x. 31, 1946), have beesM follow :
v. ... - aatvo 37W aw,i ijmjm
1MT TJ9.V 1M.TW IWgMH X3BUK4
... SOM ,7.Tia 7Jd
mr3 MM Mmpn
5MLM4 lAfH VBjm
s4aM 2pMjms stSrCa
, . mnjm xptfum tKati
... 7, .7Tya -m,-m
Powered by Open ONI