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VOL. XL-NO. 11.
OOLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 531.
IS It-SUKU EVEIIV WEDNESDAY,
M. K. TURNER & CO,
Proprietors and Publishers.
(!"u hi in bus
A. S. Paddock. U. S. Senator. Beatrice.
AI.VIN Pauxders.U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. .1. Majors, Rep., Peru.
E. K. Valkxtixe, Kcp., " est Point.
AMUSC8 KaXCE, (Jovernor, Mncoln.
.1. Alexander, Secretary of Mate.
F V Liedtko, Auditor, Lincoln.
n". I. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C.l. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
S. R. Thompson, Supt. Public Instruc.
11. C. Daw-on, harden oi Penitentiary.
V. AY. Abbey, Pri,on inspectors.
C.H. Gould, i '. .
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
H. P. Mathcwon, Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
Gerge B. Lake.J Ash0Cjate Judges.
Amasa Cbb. J
VOUKTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. J
G. w. Po"-t,.luoce, iorK.
M. B. Reetc, District Attorney, Wanoo.
M. B. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyan. Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Higgins County Judpe.
Jltn Staufler, County Clerk.
J. Y. Early, Treat-urer.
lleni. Spielraan, Sheriff.
R. L. Rovt-f-iter, Surveyor.
Jbn Vf alkcr, ) , ,
John "Wise. CountyCommissIoners.
M. Maher, J
Dr. A. Hcintz, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
O. B. Bailey J .iUBtireHOfthePeRce.
Bvrn MllletJ, f
Charle. "Wake, Constable.
J. P. Becker, Mayor.
II. .1. Hudson, Clerk.
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
Goa. G. Bowman. Police Ju dge
,1. G. Itoutson, Kusincer.
l.f Urrf Johu Rickly.
G. A. Schroeder.
Id irarrf-AYm. Lamb.
S. S, McAllister.
3d HVirrf-G. NY. (Mother.
Phil, i ain.
CuluiubUN Post 0ce.
Open en Sundays tram 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from 4::tb to tt i. M. Business
hsitrs except Sunday fi a. m. to 8 v. m.
Ea-teru mails close at 11 a. m.
Welter" malls close at 4:15 r.M,
Mail leaven Columbia for Madison and
Norfolk, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Scittird-iv. T a. m. Arrives at 0 I. M.
Fr Monroe. Genoa. Watervilje and Al
biuii, dail except Minday t a. m. Ar
rive. aiin. 0 P. m.
Far PotIlle, Farral. Oakdale and
Newman's Grove, Mondays, Wednes
days and Frid:.vs, 6 a.m. Arrives
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
at ( v. m.
For Shell Creek, Crcton and Stanton,
on Mondays and Fridays at 6 a. m.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturday, at
t r. m. .
Yt Alexis, Patron and David City,
THesdays. Thurdivs and Saturdays,
1 v. m " Arrive at VI M.
For St AHthonv. Prairie nil) and St.
Bernard. Fridays. t a. m. Arrives
IT. I Time Tnble.
Emigrant, No. 6, leaves at . C:2'i a. m.
Pas-euc'r, " A, " "...11:06a.m.
Freipht. " 5s, " " - 2:15 p. iu.
Freight, "10, " "... 4:0 a.m.
Froieht, No. j leave at . . 2:00 p.m.
PassenK'r, " S, " " 5 5A - ,S
FreiRht, " ', " " 0:00 p.m.
Emigrant, T. " " . &-
Every dav except Saturday the three
linos leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
hewn bv the following schedule:
Leave ? Columbus, 8:30 A. M.
" Platte, 9:00 "
David Citv, 9:25 "
Garrison 9:40 "
Ulvsses, 10:02 "
Staplehursl, 10:19 "
Seward, 10:37 "
Rubv 10:53 "
Gilford 11:05 "
" Pleasant Dale, 11:22 "
Emerald 11:40 "
Arrives at Lincoln 12:00 M.
Leaves Lincoln at 1 r. M. and arrives
In Columbus 4:45 r.M.
O., N. B. II. ROAD.
Bmnd north. i Bound south.
.TanV-son 4:53 r. M.I Norfolk. .6:30 A.M.
PL Centre o:5.
PL Centre 9:23
ThK iionrirtnrp from Jackson will be
lverned by the arrival there of the
I. P. express tram.
tSTCards under this heading will be
Inserted for $3 a year.
0. A. R. Baker Pot No. 9, Department
of Nebraska, meet every second and
fourth Tuesday evenings -in each
month in Knights of Honor Hall, Co-
Jons Hammond, P. C.
D. D. Wadsworth, Adj't.
H. P. Bowkr, Searg. Maj.
TOW IS THE TIME to secure a life
i like picture of yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Rooms, east llth
street, south side railroad track, Colum
47S-tf Mrs. S. A. Jo6SELY
IF YOU have any real estate for sale,
if vou wish to buy either in or out
oi the'eitv, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
property, give us a call.
WADSWORTn & Josselyx.
SKlSOJf MILJ.ETT. BYRON MILLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 243.
T OUIS SCnREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, "Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
S3"Shop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. 525
SCHOOL, BLANK AND OTHER
Musical Instruments and Music,
TOYS, NOTIONS, BASE BALLS AND BATS,
ARCHERY AND CROQUET, &c, at
LUBKER & CRAMER'S,
Corner 13th and Olive Sts., - - COLUMBUS, NEB.
TT7TM- M- CORNEMia!
A TTOnXE Y-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, llth street.
Itr. K. JL.. SIGGI.-VS,
Physician and Surgeon.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND
Ifth Strt, 2 doors wet of lUraraonJ Hobhf,
Columbus, Xeb. 491. y
R. M. I. TIHIRSTO.,
Office over corner of llth and North-st.
All operations lirst-class and warranted.
UUCAGO 1IARRP.K SHOP!
HENRY WOODS Pnor'R.
tSTE very thins 5" first -class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. ftlCy
ATTORNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build-in-'.
a. sniiiG, m. i..
PHYSICIAN AND SUItGEOX,
Ofllce Corner of North and Eleventh
Stsun-sUirs in GluckN brick biiildiiis.
Consultation in German and English.
Dealer in HEAL ESTATE,
a.i?s iKC72r.;; assu?.
GENOA. NANCK CO., - NKB.
OLATTERY & PEARSALL
ARE PREPARED, WITH
FIHST' CLASS APPARATUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give them a call.
GEOEGE N. DEERY,
: House k Sign Painting,
EST All work- warranted. Shop on
Olive 6treet, one door south of Elliott's
new Pump-house. apr!6y
JS. MURDOCH & SON,
" Carpenters and Contractors.
Ilave had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for yon. tSTShop at
the B'ig Windmill, Columbus, Ncbr.
U. S. EXAMINING SURGEON,
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m 2 to
4 p.m., and 7 to fl p.m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north or
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner TVyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 33-tf
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
MONEY TO LOAN In small lots on
farm property, time one to three
yean. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Ofice for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olitt St., near the old Postfice
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
COLII 71 B IT S
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor.
t5JWhole9ale nd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ale-.
XZTKcntuchj Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
llth Strest, South, ef lispot
THE RAIN DID COME !
Our Crop is Safe !
BRACE tin AND HAVE COURAGE
AND BUY OF
One of the Leading Grain and Grass
cutting machines of the world
The Elward Harvester,
THE EUREKA MOWER.
The Climax Reaper,
THE CUMAX MOWER,
AND TICK CKMCBIIATKD
MEN1ESDTA CHIEF THRESHER.
The chief of all the threshers in exist
ence, and the well-known,
In order to secure a machine, place
your order now. Come and see the
Extras lor the above Machines
ahrays oh hand.
Do not forget that the Agent is
12th Street, next to Bank.
MEDICAL & imUi INSTITUTE.
7. . liUCSELL, U. V. S. 7. 1U37T1T, U. S
3. S. 1CESCZS, K. 0., & J. C. SSSISE, li. S., ef 0;i.
Consulting ?t;sicia&9 and Surgeons.
For the treatment of allclasses of Sur
gery aod deformities;- acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
ON ELEVENTH STREET,
Opposite Bpeice & North's land.offlce.
lias on hand a tine selected
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
S3"ALL GOODS SOLD, ENGRAVED
FREE OF CHAROE.E
Call and see. No trouble to show
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Bool's AND SHOES!
A complete aaiortm&t of Ladle' and Chll
drra'iSkMi kept oa hand.
Ail Work Warranted!!
Oar Motl Good stook, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Bepairiog
Gar. Ollrenad 19tk Stu.
FARM FOR SALE
T .- 1XT acres of pood land. W
acres under cultivation, a
cood house one and a half
story high, a good stock range, plenty ot
water, and good hay land. Twomlles
east of Columbus. Inquire at the
Pioneer Bakery. 473-Ctn
"rBlf wibBBBlL S ML :M
a wipe's corvrF.ssioiv.
BY JENNY WREN.
I had willingly consented to turn
my face westward with Will, when
he had told me I must either go with
him as his wife to share the hard
ships ot the first years of his toil, or
wait behind until he could win -a
home for me.
Mother and father shook their
heads at my decision. In my own
home, though luxuries were un
known, none of the comforts were
lacking, and my parents believed
me too young and untried to sud
denly face the life to which I neces
sarily must be exposed.
But what girl, leaning on the
strong arm of the man her heart had
chosen, would bare done otherwise.
Will's smile ef contented approval,
his glad rejoicing, bis few whispered
words of assurance that his love
would do all possible in the way of
atonement, was my shield of strength
which bore me up through all the
last, tryingays,even to the moment
when the old minister, who had held
me in his arms at the baptismal
font, with trembling, tearful tones
had made me Will's wife, and, my
wedding-dress exchanged for that
of travel, those whom I loved
crowded about me for the Inst
Should I ever spo the dear old
home again? It was this thought,
rather than dread for any future,
whirh brought the hot rush of tears,
which still blinded my eyes, as I at
last hid them on Will's breast, to
soon find the snnbow of promise
from his loving, tender words of
comfort, dissipating their every
Young and untried ! How almost
prophetical of misery had been my
mother's words! How often they
returned to me in the months that
It was merely a clearing to which
Will came. His own hands must
prepare our home. The few, scat
tered neighbors we had lent willing
help, and it was under one of their
hospitable roofs we found shelter
until our own was made ready.
Will was away from me from early
morning till nightfall, and I, who
had been so strong, so brave, so
ready to be his helpmate, spent the
hours in idle, regretful tears. It
seemed as though my life were cut
off as though the clouds which
bounded our horizon shut, ns out
from an outside world. The still
ness would grow so oppressive to
me that I would wander off alone
into the woods, and shriek aloud.
For a time, I tried to hide this
from my husband ; but the eye of
love ib keen, and his sunny smile
grew clouded, and a strange, anx
ious look rested now and again on
his handsome face as bis glance
would follow me. But not until we
were settled in our own humble
home did my petulance find word's1.
We had been married about a year,
when we for the first time took
formal possession of our household
goods, and I could not but be touch
ed at the many evideucee of Will's
thoughtful care the many little
comforts he had managed to secure
for me at any cost.
On that first night, my selfish re
pinings haunted me like accusing
ghosts, and I determined to let the
future atone for the past. Would
thatmy resolve had been carried out !
But Will's patience was almost
godlike. Often and often, when
returning from a long day's work,
he would find a cheerless hearth
an unprepared board ; a wife sitting
with folded hands, or thrown upon
a couch, with eyes which testified to
His kiss of welcome never failed,
and soon the logs would crackle on
the hearth, the steam singing from
the kettle, while with tender, anx
ious solicitude be would arrange
everything for ray comfort. But I
was blind, and only hugged my grief
I grew sullen, moody, silent, until
one night, when little Eva was six
months old, I burst out into bitter
reproaches and repining against the
man who in bis selfishness would
ask auy woman to share such a lot.
'It was your own choice, Mary,'
Will answered. God knows I wish
now you had chosen differently.'
'Yes, I chose it,.' I replied; 'but
you knew what it was and I did not.
You swore your love should be my
protection. Against what? Lone
liness, discomfort, poverty! Yes,
all these and more ; but you covered
the pitfall with flowers, and I stag
gered blindly in.'
'Hush, Mary 1' Will said, and his
voice grew strangely hoarse. 'Yon
may one day recognize -the injustice
of your words and bitterly regret
'I shall never regret them ; I have
but one wish left that I were dead !'
Will's face grew very white, as he
rose from bis seat, reached for his
hat, and went out into the night.
Baby and I had been long in bed
when he returned, and threw him
self dressed a he was upon the
couch, in front of.the fire.
The next morning I found all
ready for breakfast, bnt Will gone.
Somehow the food choked me. I
conld not eat. Never had the long
hours of the day dragged so slowly,
though I would not let the icy
waters melt which flowed about my
After I had put little Eva into her
nest, and the tea-things had been
cleared away.Will said.very quietly :
'Seth Brown starts for the East
to-morrow, Mary, and 1 have put
you and little Eve under his charge.
He will take good care of yon on the
journey, and, as the snow is melting
fast, I think there will be no delays
upon the road.'
'What do you mean?' I gasped
out, as a dim consciousness of all his
words purported flashed through
'Only that you are going home,'
he answered. 'I have made a griev
ous mistake. I do not think I quite
clearly understood it uutil last night ;
but when Seth told me to-day that
he started to-morrow at daybreak,
it was as though a way had suddenly
been opened for me. I cannot give
you back your freedom, my wife,
but you shall at least wait the good
time of our prosperity, without en
during present hardships.'
Home! father! mother! friends!
This was the picture his words pre
sented. Not the desolate life I left
behind the cheerless home, the
silent baby-voice to rend the father's
breast as, accepting unhesitatingly
his great sacrifice, I began my prep
arations tor the morrow.
The sun had not yet risen when
the sound of wheels told us the
moment of parting was at hand.
There had been little time for
words during the night, and my
husband's lips were now so white,
so rigidly set together, that it
seemed as though no sound could
force its way through.
One instant he pressed me in bis
arms with convulsive passion, then
he laid baby Eva in my embrace, and
turned back into liin deserted home.
I saw Mr. Brown glance curiously
at my dry eyes and face, which be
trayed no emotion. I felt none. It
was as though I had been turned
All day we rode, stopping for the
night at a wayside hut. As I lay in
the darkness with my child pressed
close to my heart, she stirred in her
'Papa ! papa !' her baby voice lisp
ed ; and, at the call, my heart gave a
great leap, and woke to life.
What had I done? Oh, to undo
the past to cast myself at his feet,
and sue for forgiveness! What
were home and all home meant
'Will ! Will !r I cried, aloud, in the
But only the echo of my own
voice came back to me, as I fell on
my knees and prayed to God to help
me regain the love I had cast away
When I arose, a little comfort had
crep into my heart, which found
voiee when I told my astonished
companion, next morning, that he
must pursue his journey alone, and
that I must return.
I did not like Will's looks when
we left him, 'Mrs. Morton,' he said
gravely. I think, if you will excuse
an old man '8 frankness, it might
have been better if you had thus
. His words filled me with a great
dread, which grew and grew on
every mile of our homeward way.
The veil had fallen from ray eyes
now. My selfishness my perjured
vows arrayed themselves like spec
ters, against whose dark back
ground showed the golden love and
patient tenderness of my husband.
At last my home was in sight. I
bade the driver stop, and, with my
baby in my arms, descended and
walked to the door.
Wotsld Will hear my step, and
come to meet me? If I told bim all
my sorrow and regret, would he
still find a welcome for me, eveu
though I had forfeited it fore.ver?
All was hushed and silent. No
sign of life was about the place. I
stood upon the threshold.
'Will !' I cried, flinging open the
door. 'It is I, Mary! I could not
leayeyou. Oh take me back again?'
But the words froze on my lips,
for, lying on his face, motionless
and rigid, lay my husband's form
before the tireless hearth.
Merciful heaveul Had the grim
specter Death been added to my
With thick, choking sobs, I threw
myself beside him and raised his
head. No, death with his icy touch
had spared him ; b'ut for how long ?
The eyes which looked into mine
had no consciousness, as in incoher-1
ent words he prayed for water,
water! or told the story of the wife
who hnd deserted him.
In those hours, which grew into
days and weeks, I bore my punish
ment. But there came a day, thank
Hod, when I knew that I, even i",
had been the instrument to save the
life I had so nearly wrecked.
Oh, the look that came into Will's
eyes when he opened them to find
me sitting by his side, and wandered
from me to Eva as she played upon
the floor! Oh, the joy of my heart
as his dear arms opened to let me
sob out my penitence on his breast !
Long years have passed since
then, but the exquisite happiness of
that hour no time can obliterate.
It was our second marriage, Will
said ; bnt I knew, in God's sight, it
was our first !
The only excuse that a Democrat
can offer for the choice of Hancock
for a presidential candidate is that
when he was in command in Louis
iana and Texas, he refused to inter
fere to prevent the massacre of
"niggers," under the pretence that
the military authority should be
subordinate to the civil, and as there
wasn't any civil authority down
there that amounted to anything the
niggers would have to be killed.
In other words, Hancork having
been expressly 6ent down there, to
protect the people frem violence,
until the Statps lately in rebellion
could he reconstructed, and civil
order be gradually restored, did
nothing of the kind, for fear of in
juring the. civil authority of Texas
The contrast between a martinet
like Hancock, who is vanquished by
the first technicality that he meets,
and a patriot like Phil. Sheridan,
who did keep the peace when he
was sent to the same locality for that
purpose, is sufficiently marked.
Sheridan uever mistook a howling
mob of a8snpshia for the "civil
authority" of a State or city, and he
saved New Orlcatir and all localities
it was possible for him to reach
with the federal power, from murder
and lawlessness, precisely as he
saved Chicago from the robbers and
highwaymen that flocked in from
every city in the land, after the fire.
The "protest" of John M. Palmer
against Sheridan's salvation of Chi
cago, is of the same piece of senti
mental idiocy with Hancock's milk
and water "subordination" to the
bull-dozers in Louisiana and Texas.
The Sioux City Journal in speak
ing of our railroad, says: Once in
connection with the system of roads
centering here this Norfolk Branch
would carry all the lumber used on
main line of the Union Pcific, west
of the junction, and most of the
passengers going from St. Paul to
points on the U. P. From Omaha to
Duncan, where the branch leaves
the main line, is 99 miles. From
Duncan to Norfolk is 48 miles and
from Norfolk to Covington, oppo
site the city, is 62 miles. The road
built would be a few miles longer,
but the distance from this city to
Duncan, by rail, will not much ex
ceed 110 miles. From this city to
Omaha, by rail, is 98 miles. It will
bo seen by this that the traveler,
or the car of lumber, going from
this west, now traverses two sides
of a triangle by the time Duncan is
reached. The completion of the
Norfolk line to this city would en
able the Union Pacific to save all
this rouud-a-hnut run of 90 extra
miles. Besides the lumber going
out, there would be a vast amount
of corn and wheat brought in. In
short, the Norfolk branch, instead of
being almost a dead expense as
now, would be one of the most pay
ing of the Gould lines. Madison
The suggestion of the Lincoln
Qlohe that candidates for Paddock's
shoes take the stump and make a
canvas in the open sunlight of pub
licity as in the days when those
Illinois giants, Lincoln and Douglas,
met the people In public debate is a
good one. This still hunt system in
politics so prevalent now a days in
Nebraska and. elsewhere, is essen
tially a vicious system. It does uot
tend to the selection of the best man
nor is it in the line of bringing the
matter home to the people so that
their real voice can be beard. Tbi?
setting things up on the sly, running
everything on the "cut and dried"
principle, is uot in accordance with
the theory of republican govern
ment, and should be sat down on.
If Dawes, or Nance, or Van Wyke,
or General Manderson, or Judge
Briggs, or Paddock, or Griggs, or
Mason, or Rosewater, or Brooks, or
Tom Wolf, any or all want the
harassing cares offllling the senior's
chair let them groom themselves
down, and start early in the race
no entrance fee required. Shitlon
Flay Gently. Boys!
While waitiug for a lady on whom
I called the other day, to come in, I
looked through a photograph-album
which way lying upon the table.
The face of a young lad so bright
and happy, I looked at it a long
time. The eye was large and very
clear, the brow broad and smooth.
It was just one of those faces that
go with a pleasaut manner and a
voice with a cheery ring in it. When
the lady came in I turned back to ii
and asked if he were her son. The
quick tears and the trembling of
her lip gave me the sad answer
before she spoke a word.
At length she told me all about it,
and I will write it for you:
He was a bright and good boy,
always cheerful, pleasant and obe
dient, and so was very happy him
self aud made his parents very bap-
One bright summer day, he, with
some mates, was playing croquet
under the trees, when the first
school-bell rang. The mother was
sittiug by the window, and saw
them quickly put away the mallets
and hasten to school. Willie looked
up and gave her a smile and nod as
he passed the window. And she
wondered within herself if it were
a mother's love that made him look
so handsome and bo noble to her, or
if he were really the finest-looking
boy of all. And then she thought
of all of his goodness and Iovp, and
what a blessing he was now to his
parents, and what a staff and com
fort he would be in the old age that
was creeping on them.
She did not see bim nntil he came
to tea. He did not cat much in
deed there is not much to eat in a
country tea, only bread in some
form, butter, some little relish, and
a bit of cake. He wont.ont after it
and lay down in the hammock Hn
der a tree, and it was nearly dark
before he came in. Then he said :
"Somehow, I feel very tired, and
my head aches. I'll go to bed."
"You have played too hard this
hot day, haven't you ?"
"I expect so. When I came out
of school some of the fellows were
playing toss-and-pitch, and a little
Btone one of them threw hit my
head, and it made me blind for a
minute; then it didn't hurt any,
but it aches worse and worse."
The mother examined the head,
but could find no bump, so bathed
it all. He smiled wearily, kissed
her, aud went to sleep. How little,
rather how not-at-all, she dreamed
it was her darling boy's last last
She told his father and he went
up, but Willie was asleep, and the
father thought he would he "all
right in tbo morning," and went
About an hour after, the mother
went up. He was tossing and
turning, and rocking his head, with
a low moan, moan, moan. As she
looked, a slight spasm passed over
his face. She sent at once for a
physician. Soon the dear child was
in fearful spasms, and before mid
night be was dead.
The bone back of and near the ear
was fractured by that tiny stone.
I was told this more than a year
ago, and last week a lady from an
other town told me of two brothers
playing snow-ball, and one threw a
bit of ice that struck the other be
hind the ear, and he lived but
So I write in warning to happy,
playful boys, aud close as I began
Play gently. Mrs. Lucy E. San
ford, in JV. Y. Observer.
Hanllght Through a Wire.
Mr. McTighe is a young man who
possesses, without doubt, a very ac
tive brain, and every leisure hour
he can devote to experimenting with
a telephone is so employed. Bnt
the fact that Mr. McTighe. succeeded
in transmitting light, not sound,
through a telephone constructed
originally for the latter requirement,
remains as the result of the experi
ment pursued. The bath-room in
Mr. McTigbe's residence served as a
"dark room" in his photograph
work. Every aperture wa9 closed
that could admit the faintest fight.
The experimenter brought the tele
phonic wire through the key hoje,
and that aperture was tightly filled
with cotton. In the dark room was
the receiving telephone, also enclos
ed in a tight, dark box. In another
part of the house was the receiving
telephone, and npon the diaphragm
of that instrument was permitted to
fall the concentrated rays of the
sun. In the dark room, and in the
box alluded to, and located a thirty
second of an inch from the terminal
magnet of the telephone, was a
"sensitized plate," such as is used by
photographers. In every one of a
series of experiments Mr. McTighe
was able to fix upon this plate a
distinct photograph of the snn,
round, perfect and clear. The most
careful observation by the experi
menter's eye failed to detect the
faintest appearance of light at the
point where the image of the sua
Mr. McTighe is satisfied that he
can, in duo time, succeed in trans
mitting and reproducing the features
of those at either end of the wire,
and also in sending along the wiro
pictures, landscapes, any object, in
fact, whose imago is permitted to
fall upon the plate of the receiving
telephone. It should be added that
the gentleman has used a "magnetic"
telephone where a magnet furnishes
the impulses to the wire. Pitts
Headquarters of the republican
national committee have been lo
cated at 211 Fifth avenue, New
Pendleton- Bros' foundry and
machine works burued last week at
Augusta, Ga. Value of property
The Omaha Republican says "The
democrats are having a spasm of
chronic confidence they experienc
ed It in 18W, 1863, 1872 and 187C."
Ge.v. Grant and party arrived at
Kansas City on the 2d. The station
was crowded and the welcome most
cordial. Many houses were deco
rated. Thousands of persons left the city
of New York on the 5th for the sea
side resorts. Coney Island, Long
Branch, Bockaway and other places
were black with people.
Mary O' Conner, of Jersey City,
one night last week killed her three
children. She had been sick for a
long time, unable to provide and
take care of her children, and tho't
by killing them they wonld go to
Tub United States steamer Ten
nessee sailed from Washington the
2d. No one knows but it is believ
ed she is charged with the duty of
inquiring into the recent firing at
the schooners Newcomb aud Mer
ritt, off the Cuban coast.
TitESimese embassy visited Wind
sor Castle on the 2d inst., and whj
received by the Queen who wag
presented the order of the white
elephant, said to be the highest com
pliment in the power of the King of
Siam to bestow, and given only to
TnE London Times commenting
editorially on the American national
anniversary, congratulates the Uni
ted States on their happy situation
and prospect commercially and po
litically, and declares that all man
kind gain by the prosperity which
the American people have succeeded
in extracting from the n&ble land
We learn from Plattsmouth under
date of the 1st of July that the B. &
M. bridge at that place rapidly ap
proaches completion. It is all fin
ished now except one span, and that
will be completed in the next thirty
or forty days. This will be one of
the finest bridges across the Mis
souri. Two of the chief spans are
400 feet long each. They are said to
be among the longest spans ever
The recent heavy rains in Illinois
have flooded at least two hundred
thousand acres, and the crops there
on entirely destroyed. Additional
breaks wero reported in the Sny
Carte levee, and it was thonght that
Sny Island, a fertile tract of land,
over tjfty miles long, would be un
der water before the inhabitants
could escape. The people were
leaving their homes precipitately.
Several cases of drowning are re
ported. If anything for the past ten or a
dozen years has made a Democrat
madder than the thonght of a mil
itary dictator in the presidential
chair, it was the idea of this country
being ruled by bloated bondhold
ers, Natioual bankers, and corpora
tions. "Cormorants" they call 'em
in their latest patent-improved
doable sitch detached-lever plat
form of principles.
As the Democratic idea of smart
ness is to counterbalance anything
they say in their speeches and plat
form by nominating somebody re
presenting the opposite idea, of
course, after selecting a "Man on
Horseback" for the first place on
their ticket, they selected a "Cor
morant" for the minor position.
English made his fortune in a dis
reputable deal in bonds, he is a Na
tional banker, and owns all the
street railroads in Indianapolis, to
qualify him as a "monopolist."
"Men should not think too much
of themselves, and yet a man should
be careful not to forget himself."
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