McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, May 22, 1884, Image 3

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< Ktr lived'bfcve held too many bounties , and
I spite of fate's bestowing ,
To-day. w.e do not. hold .within the hand
Aught that Is worth the showing.
"We know that dally farther do we stray
From gold that watts the mining ,
* 3Th -still more distant from our feet to-day
The mountain heights are shining.
TToo many times we've drained love's sa
cred wine
Sad truth the heart discloses ;
fgoo many tunes your careless feet and
- ' THino
Have trodden down the roses
he for whom love's cup but once Is
Who knows Its utter sweetness ;
"Who plucks a single rose Is longest thrilled
With its divine completeness.
"Tia oft the empty hand that offereth
The tostllest sacrifices ;
TIs out of some despised Nazareth
The living light arises.
3fot for our sowing do the fruitful days
Scatter their bloom before us ;
t Is not happy , careless lips that raise
The hallelujah chorus .
But , lot the glad earth oft from sterile sol
Sees fadeless flowers upspringing ,
-And hears from smlleless lips , 'mid want
and toll ,
The deathless anthem ringing.
[ Llppincott's Magazine.
Tan Wyck's Claim for Honeys
Expended Befu * d by Judge Brewer.
The case of Knevals vs. Van Wyck ,
concerning the ownership of property
In Thayer county , came up in the
United States circuit court last week ,
on the application of the defendant for
the allowance of the money paid for
taxes , and also the purchase price of
the land in question. Yesterday an
order was'received from Judge Brewer ,
"who heard the arguments of counsel on
fcoth sides , stating that Van Wyck is
-aot entitled to be reimbursed for money
paid by him upon the purchase of the
'JH. ' .premises from the government , and
'that his claim for money paid for taxes
* s noc within the statutes of Nebraska
in force when the decree was render
ed , and that the present statute is inApplicable -
Applicable to the case , it having gone
into decree before the statute- was en
acted. The judge , however , having
30me doubts about the rule of equity
ior the reimbursing of unsuccessful
claimants of property of the money
paid them , extending to taxes when no
Tents and profits are realized , orders
that the matter be referred to Mr. J.
_ pa.'id. ' Report is * to be made by the
first day of the adjourned term of the
' < eourt.
This action has its origin in the cele
brated Knevals land cases , which have
had so-much prominence of late. Van
"Wyck made entry on certain tracts in
Thayer county the titles to which at the
time were supposed to be in the gov
ernment. Knevals , however , succeed
ed in establishing his ownership under
the old St. Joe railroad grant , and the
3Jnited States supreme court issued a
decree affirming it. Van Wyck now
comes forward with a claim for reim
bursement of moneys expended upon
the premises , as stated above , his prin
cipal point being that he has received
no income whatever from the proper
ty , and that all sums laid out upon it
--accrue to the benefit of Knevals. The
-action is in the nature of a test , and
the decision finally reached will affect
hundreds of settlers in that region.
Inscription for His Own Tombstone.
The following inscription will be
placed on Charles JReade's tombstone.
It was written by himself :
Here Lie
3Jy the Side of his Beloved Friend , the
Mbrtal'Remains of
Dramatist , Novelist "and Journalist.
Sis Last Words to Mankind are on
this Stone.
I hope for a resurrection , not from any
power in nature , but from the will of
the Lord God Omnipotent , who made
nature and me. He created man out
-of nothing , which nature could not.
He can restore man from the dust ,
which nature cannot. And I hope for
holiness and happiness in a future , life
not from anything I have said or. done
in this body , bat jom the merits and
V -mediation of iesus Christ. He has
promised His intercession to all who
seek it , and He will not break His
word ; that intercession , once granted ,
cannot be rejected ; for He is God , and
His merits infinite ; a man's sins are
fcut human and finite. "Him that
-cometh to me I will in no wise cast
-out. " "It any man sin , we have an
advocate with the Father , Jesus Christ
-the Righteous , and He is the propitia
tion for our sins. "
Laughter as a Medicine.
A short time since two individuals
were lying in one room very sick , one
brain fever and the other with an
> regated case of the mumps. They
J&ere & so low that watchers were needed
every night , and it was thought doubt-
-fol if the one sick of fever could recov
er A gentleman was engaged to watch
over night , 'his duty being to wake the
.nursb whenever it was necessary to ad
minister medicine. In the course of
the night both watcher and nurse fell
asleep. The man with the mumps lay
watching the clock- and saw that it
-was time to give the fever patient his
motion. He was unable to speak aloud
< ir to move any portion of his body ex
cept bis annaf but seizing pillow , he
managed to strike the watcher in the
face with it. Thus suddenly awaken
ed , 'the watcher sprang from . 'his seat ,
falling to the floor , and'a wakened both
the nurse and the feyer , patient. The
incident struck the siok men as very lu
dicrous , and they laughed heartily at it
for some fifteen or twenty minutes.
When the doctor came in the morning
he found his patients vastly improved ;
said he never knew of so sodden a turn
for the better , and now both are up
and well. Who says laughter is notthe
How They Look and How They "Mve Pic-
turei of the Grant Trio.
New York World.
Frederick Grant is a yonng man of
stout build and florid complexion , about
35 years old and bears a striking like
ness to his fatherex-President-Grant.
He was educated at 'West Point and
served in the regular army , chiefly out
west , for some years , reaching the rank
of colonel * Soon after his marriage to
Miss Honore , of Chicago , a sister-in-
law of Potter Palmer , some five years
ago , he resigned his commission and
taking up his residence in New York ,
went into business. He and his wife
have lived very luxuriously and have
entertained considerably , 'giving many
handsome dinner parties.
Ulysses Grant , Jr. , is the second son
of the ex-president , and is about thirty-
two years old. He studied law , and
was for some years connected with the
firm of Work , Davies , McNamee &
Hilton. He left soon after his marriage
with a wealthy western girl some three
years ago. It has always been sup
posed that his marrfage brought him
sufficient increase to fortune to enable
him to abandon the law and become a
in the firm of Grant & Ward ,
e is rather short in build , of florid
complexion like his brother , and wears
a becoming brown moustache. Before
his marriage he was very fond of socie
ty , but since' then has lived rather
quietly , although he and his wife have
given several handsome dinners and
Jesse Grant is about 27 years old , and
has always been considered General
Grant's and his wife's favorite son. He
enables his brothers in general ap-
arance , but is slighter and much
unger-looking. General Grant was
_ desirous of having him enter the
ipended firm , but his other sons ob-
ted , not thinking that Jesse had suf-
ent business experience. He resides
; h his parents , at No. 3 East Sixty-
th street , and is a member of the
itus club.
! Incident of the Gcaor d'Alene Minei.
Amid the general din of the saloon ,
and rising above the general confusion ,
the click of glasses against bottles , and
, he tinkling sound of ivory chips , may
be heard the words "queen high , "
"pair kings , " "bet two beans , " and
the like , uttered in a soft but pene
trating voice , which attracts one upon
entering the door. Making my way tea
a corner of the room , and elbowing a
path cautiously through a pack of men ,
I saw a remarkable sight. Before one
of the ordinary poker tables sat a wo
man of no ordinary beauty. The
traces of refinement had not yet been
obliterated by coarse associations ami
reckless dissipation. She was dressed
in a tight-fitting gown , fitting about the
bust like the waist of a riding-habit and
adorned with a double row of staring
gilt buttons. On her head was a
jaunty jockey cap of blue , but its little
visor shading a face whose delicate
lines and marked individuality would
in any other place have secured for its
possessor immediate notice as a culti
vated , intellectual power. Yet there
she sat , dealing the cards with a grace
ful ease born evidently of long prac
tice in similar scenes. Careless of the
rough talk and ribald jokes of the men
the female gambler dealt the cards ,
raked in the chips , paid losses , replied
to the sallies of the men , and attended
to the business with a devilish insouci
ance and calmness which was simply
horrible. A more painful sight 1 never
saw , for there was a refinement of
wickedness about the scene which rob
bed it' of the vileness of the slums and
invested that woman in the coiner of a
mining camp gambling house with a
horror whicn was simply satanieal.
The Cost of Bachelor Life.
An unmarried man can spend a very
snug little fortune in New York with
out dissipating to any large extent.
Supposing he takes a small suite of
rooms in a fashionable apartment
house , eats at the club , keeps a road
horse and wagon and gives half a
dozen parties in a year. At this rate
nis rent will cost him $2,500 , his meals
at the club or fashionable restaurant
about $3,000 , his horse's board and his
club dues about $1,000 more , his en
tertainment an additional $500 and
that makes a total of $7,000. Throw
ing in a thousand for clothes and sun
dries and a thousand more for losses at
cards , it will be seen that a bachelor
can live in comparative comfort in New
York for $10,000 a year. Of course it
is to be presumed that he has furnished
his rooms , bought his horse and wagon
and paid the initiation at his club be
fore these expenditures begin. This is
much less expensive than it would be
if a married man attempted to live in a
corresponding style. As a rule , a man's
expenses , if he be of any social promi
nence , are enormously increased after
marriage rather than diminished.
An old bachelor died at East Alburg ,
Vt. , the other day , and $60,000 in
bonds , notes and certificates were
found in the linings of his clothes.
The BMTCM of BamMjr , into , Uk Qrecly ,
WM Held Fact la Fett r of lea.
Dearer DUpatet to Globe-Democrat.
Pike's Peak has been scaled and Ser
geant Ramsey , the beleagured signal
officer , nas been revictualed. Ramsey
had been alone on the summit for seven
weeks and not a'word had been heard
from him. On top of a snow-bound
peak , three miles above the level of
the sea , his position may be imagined.
Last Tuesday Sergeant Hall and Messrs.
Tidmeyer and Beckhaus started ont
jr the peak with the determination of
Citing there. They left Manitou at
' " p. m. and reached the summit of
i peak at 8 p. m. the following night ,
ar having been on the trail twenty-
" " " ' ' - * " "
( O
count ought to be dwindling to proportions
tions that would make it a matter of
small financial consequence , it is swell
ing to dimensions which may well be
regarded as alarming. The pension
rolls of the United States have no par
allel in any other country of any period
of the world. Recent data show that
the annual pension charge of the sev
eral leading governments of the world
as follows :
Great Britain , military and navy.$17,775P21
France 12fc67,320
Germany 8,730,281
Bussia 10,829,271
Italy 11,846,920
Austria 7,49i,9 0
United States , last fiscal year. . . . 60,064,009
It is proper to state that of the above
sum set down opposite the United
States for the fiscal year ended June
30,1888 , $27,618,817 was on account of
back pensions. The regular annual
charge was $22,245,192. But there were
added to the rolls during the year 17-
961 names of permanent pensioners ,
the average cost of each one of whom
is $106.18. The annual pension charge
was , therefore , increased by nearly
S .OOO OOOj apart from "
p *
ofH l
ist any proposition to increase the
djaft ? on tfie public treasury , which is
already so far beyond what has ever
been paid by any other people.
Strange Lapses Into Insanity.
Buffalo Dispatch.
A mail named Thomas Edmundson ,
of Nebraska , was arrested in this city
on a charge of insanity. He was on
his way to Europe , and on leaving his
home in Nebraska was believed to be
perfectly sane. When he reached Phil
adelphia he acted in such a strange
manner that he was set down as a
crank. He sold his steamship ticket
for a trifle , purchased several railroad
tickets for different points west and
south , and finally brought up in Buffa
lo , where he was arrested in an almost
destitute condition. On being exam
ined by the police surgeon he was pro-
uounced insane and at once committed
to the state asylum , where he now re
mains. The authorities communicated
with his family , and after some corres
pondence Edmundson's brother agreed
to come down and take .him back. A
few days ago a letter was received from
Edmundson's brother saying that he
would be here on Tuesday to take him
home. Yesterday the brother arrived
and presented himself at the office of
the superintendent of the poor. The
stranger had not been in the office five
minutes before the officials realized
that they had another maniac to deal
with. The unfortunate man was im
mediately placed under arrest. It is
not known at present whether he be
came insane on the trip from Nebraska
or not.
Old-Fashioned Mothers.
Thank God , some of us have had
old-fashioned mothers. Not a woman
of the period , enameled and painted ,
with her great chignon , her curls and
bustle , whose white , jeweled hands
never felt the clasp of baby fingers , but
a dear old fashioned , sweet-voiced
mother , with eyes in whose clear depth *
the love-light shone , and brown hair
just threaded with silver , lying smooth
upon her faded cheek. Those deai
hands worn with toil , gently guided
onr tottering steps in childhood , and
smoothed our pillow in sickness , ever
reaching ont to us in yearning tender
ness.Blessed is.the. old-
ness.- < . memory .ofan -
fashioned mother. It floats now to us
like the beautiful perfume from some
wooded blossoms. The music of other
voices may be lose , but the entrancing
memory of hers will echo in onr souls
forever. Other faces may fade away
and be forgotten , but hers will shine on.
When in the , fitful pauses of business
life our feet wander back to the old
homestead , and , crossing the well-worn
threshold , stand once more in the room
so hallo rod by her presence , how the
the feeling of childhood , innocence and
dependence comes over us , and we
kneel down in the molten sunshine
streaming through the open window
* ist where long ago we knelt by our
[ other's knee , lisping , "Our father. "
low many times when the tempter
jnred us on has the memory of those
.cred hours , that mother's words , her
ith and prayers , saved usfromplung-
ig into the deep abyss of sin. 'Years
ave filled great drifts between her and
p , but they have not hidden from our
; ht the glory of her pure , unselfish
The Man Who Broke Grant.
Ward 'was the son of a well known
issionary to the East Indies , who has
large family , and he is well connect-
d. He was raised about Geneseo , N.
. , and among his" acquaintances was
> scoe Conkling's father , an old re
ed judge very fond of gunning.
Ifting down to New York with the
a of going to college at Princeton ,
ng Wara concluded to take up buss -
s and not lose any time , and he bee -
e clerk of the Produce exchange , in
e of going to Princeton college , do
ped a quick eye for business. He
n to speculate in those certificates
ats , and as he married the daugh-
f the cashier of Mr. Fish's Marine
, he went to see Mr. Fish on the
h of his father-in-law , to lay before
certain small but safe operations
ne kbew about. Mr. Fish was quiet ,
conservative , rather juvenile-minded
man , easy to be seen , and , probably as
much to help young Ward along as to
make money himself , he extended him
credit , and Ward came in with earn
ings. Among other things , Ward had
a brother who was a good mining en
gineer , and he found a mine in Colorado
rado which he worked to the nicest ad
vantage. Instead of exploring it in
New York , they kept digging out the
ore , and it lasted longer than Colorado
mines generally dp , and as Mr. Fish had
taken an interest in this mine to help
Ward , he found that his profits were
most remarkable. It seemed that
everything that young Ward touched
turned to good. He was one of those
oldish young men who had but few
pleasures , and those chiefly with his
family , and with nature and responsi
ble men. In the course of time Ward
said to Mr. Fiah that he had made up
his mind to quit the produce exchange
and take a desk somewhere up near
the stock exchange and financier a lit-
tlu up there. Mr. Fish said to him ,
"Ward , you have been doing very well ,
" tf you. know that not one man in
enty can maintain himself in sp ecu-
ting in stocks ? " Ward , however ,
as confident , and he took desk-room
mewhere near the stock exchange ,
d while he made some losses his
[ ins were greater.
ere General Grant used to come
sit by Ward. Ward had a country
e at' Stamford , Conn. , where he
the Grants , and so in the course of
e the proposition came from young
, nt , who was marrying a pleasing
; une , to go into business. General
, nt was of value to this firm to ex-
d their credit , and he had a knack
jetting money for them when it was
ded , many of the New York bank-
and capitalists desiring to accom-
date General Grant , when they
jhtnot have accommodated mere
iness men if sounder. Fred Grant
left the army and went into fiscal
irataons for the benefit of his young
lily. He built a portion of a railroad
Texas , which was sold to Hunting-
or some of the bigger railroad
ders. Commodore Garrison liked
Fred Grant , and lent him money when
it was needed , and occasionally lent
him money for the business of Grant &
Mr. Ward had a city residence in
Brooklyn , while Mr. Fish , who was a
widower , lived over his own bank in
Wall street , and he could take the
ferry boat .and be in Brooklyn in a few
minutes ; so it has been his habit for a
good while past fo go to Mr. Ward's
house every morning for breakfast , and
there Ward would canvass business
propositions , and Mr. Fish chiefly dis
puted or challenged them. Generally
speaking , the younger man , with his
dash and generalship , had his way.
Indeed , he was so generally successful
that he proved by results the contrary
in some cases of Mr. Fish's prediction.
Th'e president of the bank was approaching
preaching the mid ile of his fourscore
years ; he was 65 , while Ward was
probably 32 , or not one-half his age.
Mr. Fish , with conservative habits , had
Kept out of stock markets and confined
his private at-ention to real estate.
Now and then Ward would cross over
from his stock affairs and join him in
a real estate matter. In this way they
got Booth's theater , which was consid
ered a safe purchase , and 1 think it
now brings a revenue of fully 10 per
cent. The stores had just been occu
pied on the first of May , and on the
high cornices of Sixth avenue and
Twenty-third street the initials J. D. F.
had been put in place , when , like a
blast of lightning , came the collapse of
the Marine bank.
A ( hirken Which Swum for Its Life.
Atlanta Constitution.
One day last week a hawk darted
down in Mr. Harris' yard at Franklin ,
seized a month-old chicken and flew off
across the river. Marshal Pittman saw
the hawk catch the chicken and shot at
him. No sooner than he shot , the
chicken was dropped in the river. See
ing it fall , Mr Pittman ran to the river
and , strange to say , about twenty-five
ur thirty from the bank saw the little
fowl swimming with all its might. The
chick got ashore all right.
Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments br !
rented until the rent pays for the organs * *
M. A. SPALDING , Agent , ,
, . . , ,
Ranch on Red Willow , Thornbure , Hayes
County , Neb. Cattle branded ' J , il. ' on
leftside. Young cattle branded same as
above , also " J. " on left jaw. Under-slope
right ear. Horses branded "E" on left
FOR SALE . My ranee of 1,000 acres of
deeded land In one body , including the
Black and Byfield hay lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
Improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school
privileges. Situated in the Republican val
ley west o Red Willow creek. Call on or
address J. BLACK ,
Indianola , Neb.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap And a CTOD and under half crop on
left ear , and a crop and under bit in the
right. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
0born , Neb. Range : Red Willow creek ,
in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded "O L 0 ? ' on right side. Also ,
an over crop on right ear and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
Indianola , Neb . Range : Republican Val
ley , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county ,
J. D. W
Vice President and Superintendent.
MoOook , Neb. , Ranch 4miles southeast.
on Republican river. Stock branded wlu
bar and lazy M on left hip
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman.
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
above also " 717" left side " "
as ; on ; 7" on.
rlcht hip and "L. " on right shouldert
"L."on left shoulder and "X. " on left
jaw. Hajf under-crop left ear , and square-
cop right ear.
Range : Republican Valley , four miles
west of Culbertson , south eide of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a few double cross
es ofl left side. C. D. ERCANBRACK.
P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car
rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the
lazy brand.
Ranch4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. 0 Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb.
McCook. Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek.
Insouthwestc rnerof Frontier county. Also
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork in right earr Horses branded E. P.
on right hip. A few branded 'A' ' on right
AntrBiliona and Dyspeptic fan.