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VOL. XL-NO. 23.
COLUMBUS. NEB., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 543.
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if veil ih to Uhj either in or out
of tWerft. if o v"ih to trade eit
prierty for land, or lands for cit
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Nebraska. N. IL They will ji
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T OU1S SCHREIRER,
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I. HITCESLL, S. D. E. 7.
Plyiis ifl Snreeois.
CIucks anfl JeweliT
I do not know when I bopan to
love my little May. 1 think it dated
back from the time that I was an
awkward college lad, and she n
golden-haired little fairy, iu s-iioii
She had an imperious, willful way
with her then, which made me call
her Queenie, and, as I had named
her sovereign, of course I had to
bow my knee a- the most humble of
her subjects and right royally she
exercised her power.
As I grew older, I gave no name
to the feeling which was growing
with my growth, until, having grad
uated from the naval aeadi mv, and
returned from my first cruise. I dis
covered May to beno longer a child,
but a young lady, with a legion ot
adorers, who taught me my passion
by the consuming lire? of jealousy
they awakened in my bo-oin.
Years bad but made my darling
more beautiful. Her eyes were
bluer than the sea on which I sailed,
her hair more golden than the sim
tlecked clouds; but she, who had
been all 'May,' was now more than
an April day alternate smiles and
There were moment when, for
me, her voice grew lender when a
glance from her azure eye- would
bring me, delirious with happiness,
to her side; but there were days as
well wheu she noticed me a little
as the dust beneath her pi'-ttv leet
days when others basked in the sun
shine, and 1 shivered in the cold.
It was during one of these periods
of torture, made doubly excoriatiiiir
because my leave of absence was
drawing rapidly to a close, that I
conceived the noble resolution not
only to acknowledge the truth to
myself, but to May as well, and to
ask her to put an end to my suffer- . ,,, not ,)t, (liaP0Vcre(1. So stun
,g, or at lea to my suspee. The J , , my g(nse o. Pllin.ri r was
opportunity came at last, just when
I had almost despaired of attain
It was a lovely evening in June,
wheu, as I stepped into a summer-
house, sweet with the scent of rcrs
which clustered so ihicklv about it
as lo shut out the outside world, I
found it already occupied by her.
'Queenie,' I said, 'you here?'
'Is uot the evidence of' your senses
sufficient, sir,' she answered, 'with
out putting the question?"
'Not where you are concerned,' I
replied. 'Besides, I did not think
fortune could be 60 kind to me.
Queenie, do you know that iu a fort
night I sail ou a three years' cruise?'
4Ycs, I know it,' she replied.
But I was sure that I saw a fear
trembling on her long, dark lashes,
though she persistently bent her
head and ruthlessly tore into pieces,
the petals of a rose she held.
'Do not be so severe upon that
poor rose,' I continued, gathering
courage. 'Must you always exercise
your power? Are you not content
with making one man miserable?'
'What do you mean ?' she said,
'I mean that I lovo you, Queenie
that the thought of this long absence
makes a coward of me, unless
unless, my darling, you will make
me strong and brave by the promise
that wheu I return you will be
The color flushed into her lovely
face. Lower and lower dropped hit
head, but she spoke no word.
'May,' I went on, 'you have been
very cruel to me, darling, and now
you have so little time to be kind.
Surely you will not begrudge it
'Frank I Frank !' she cried out,
then, in her sweet innocence, throw
ing both arms about my neck, and
sobbing as I pressed her to my heart.
It was a moment of exquisite
bliss. I kissed away her tears (they
were not altogether unhappy one),
and soon brought back the dimples
and the smiles.
'Why have you freafed me so bad
ly, Queenie?' I asked.
'Why did you not peak before,
sir?' she retorted, saucily. 'Was I
to place my hand iu yours and say,
'Here I am. "Why don't you ask
me.' Indeed, no!' with a perverse
toss of the pretty little head.
'Very well ; but, my pet,' I replied
'but the less said about a certain
little girl's love of coquetry and
conquest the better. Never mind ;
I can afford to be magnanimous,
only don't arouse the green-eyed
monster too seriously. He is only
sleeping, May he is not dead.'
Ah, me! that ho was destined so
soon to such an awakening.
The next week of my stay flew
'We are going to give you a sur
prise before you go, Frauk,' said
May ; bLt of its nature I could glean
Our engagement was not an
nounced. 'I should have 6uch a stupid time
while you were away, Frank, be
sides the faint prospect of your
findiii"; some preferable sweetheart,
iu some other port.'
So Queenie argued, and I was fain
to yive in, though I insisted upou
monopolizing the little witch as
much as possible, and letting some
of the oilier fellows suffer a little of
my previous agony. But three days
more remained to me, wheu one
afternoon, looking for Ma, I heard
voices in the library, and stole up to
the window to surprise my darling.
There I stood pell-bound. A mir
ror opposite me rellected the figures
I could not kco Irom where I was,
but every word spoken reached my
eae. May was leaning back iu a
lirge arm-chair, her lovely lips
parted, a taint flush on her beautiful
cheeks, and at her feet knelt Dick
Ai nisironir, his handsome face alight
with feeling and his voice full ot
emotion, as he leaned over and
pressed his moustached lips to her
hand in ardent fervor.
4 You uiiisu't do that !' May laugh
ed 'That's not in the play.'
'Why not?' he answered. 'It is lo
he mv future right, is it not?'
Yes' she said ; 'but the future is
not the present. Come, goon, sir!
What were ou saing?'
'Mj love my life! I cannot live
without you!' rang out his impas
I was about to spring into the
room, livid with passion, when
May's answer reached mo.
'Nor would I ask you, dear,' she
said, in low, murmuring accents.
'Life would, indeed, be dark without
the sunshine of your smile! You
are -ore you lovo me ? Say it ajrain !
The tory ne'er grows old, and but
gain iu sweetness with the telling.
Whit is that ?' she added, with sud
deii change of voice.
1 knew that I had groaned, and
snnniL' from the window that I
almost parah.ed, I hastened
Of Mrlis-h coquetry, of girlish tri
fling, I had believed May capable;
but pcijurvand base falsehood I had
j ,ieejrl ,i .,. as f.. above as the an-
gels in heaven.
Mad with passion, determined she
should not know the truth, I sat
down to my desk and dashed off the
'Adieu, fair trifler! You claimed
to have a surprise for me. I have
already received a sufficient inkling
of its nature not to wish to be over
whelmed by it. Of course you
know the farce we have been play
ing has but preceded the tragedy. 1
go in search ot the sweetheart you
have destined for me iu some other
port. Do not fear I shall ride the
storm. Yours, Fkank.'
I had added these last words in a
spirit of bravado; but, once penned,
I leaned my head down on the tablo
and sobbed like a baby the first
tears 1 had shed .since childhood
the last, pray God, I said, I may
shed till old age! But all my faith,
and hope, and happiness had gone
in one fell blow. However, they
seemed to make me stronger, and,
quickly packing mv valise, and
handing my note to a faithful mes
senger, that it should reach May, I
left the house, meeting no one.
A week later, I was out of sight
of l-tnd. There wero times in the
mouths that followed when, pacing
tin and down the narrow confines of
the ship, I thought I should go mad,
and almost piaycd I might.
May's face haunted me. not in its
bright, siiilish beauty, but sad and
hoavy-eved, a though she had wept
lonsr and bitterly.
The years dragged slowly by. No
news reached me ot her not even
of her marriage! Perhaps she had
proved false to him, too. And yet
I loved her still loved her with so
mad a love that she wa ever present
in my thoughts to torture me.
One summer night (we were on
our homeward way) I sat alone on
deck, thinking how soon we would
sight our native land, and how little
joy the thought brought me.
What should I do? What could
I do but ask to be again transferred
to sea duty? I would not even go
to fhe place where May lived. To
cafch one fleeting glimpse of her
would be to shatter all my hard
Jut as I reached this decision,
floating above me in the ether there
seemed to be a ball of liquid fire.
Dreamily I watched it, wondering
what it might be, when I heard a
Frank! Frank!' it said; and the
tones were full of an imploring
I sprang to my feet, and rubbed
my eyes. It was Queenie's voice
that I had heard.
Had I been sleeping or waking?
The ball of fire had vanished all
was darkues; but my new-born
resolution had taken wings. I must
see May once more, face to face, and
ask he.r: 'Why did you do this
The ship seemed to crawl now ;
but all things come to an end, and at
last we beard the welcome cry of
1 was one of the first to leap on
shore, and then I traveled night and
day to reach the house I had left
three years before in such wrath.
It was almost evening when I ar
rived, and stole through the lodge
gates like a thief. I could not yet
enter the house.
From the garden, the scent of
roses again greeted me, and 1 made
my way to the summer-house, which
seemed to smile a welcome on me.
Ou its threshold, I stood transfixed.
As once before, I found it occupied.
A girl sat at its furthest end, her
head buried iu her bauds, and sobs
convulsing her frame. It was
Softly I spoke her name. She
sprang to her feet, and dashed away
her tears. Spite of the twilight, I
saw that she was pale and thin.
'How dare you, sir,' she cried, in
hot passion 'how dare you come
hero to gloat over my misery, and
to witness your petty triumph?'
Then the woman in her conquered,
and once more she burst into bitter
'Is it for you lo reproach we?' I
said. 'Had I not the evidence of my
own senses of your falsehood!'
'My falsehood?' she repeated.
'You dare speak such a word to me ?'
And then I told her all that I had
seeu and heard. Oh, heaven, the
fool that I had been ! She had boon
rehearsing a portion of a little play
they wero to act in my honor, on
the night following the day I had
seen them. When Dick had asked
if it was not his future right to kiss
her hand, he had meant only during
the real progress of the play; and
my darling, loyal as she was, would
not permit him even that privilege
My note had seemed to her the
crudest mockery. She had been
very ill after I left, and all these
years had believed me untrue and
unkind. It was dark night wheu
our explanations wero given, but for
us the day wa just dawning.
'May,' I said, throwing myself at
her feet, and telling her the story of
my strange vision, 'can you ever
forgive me? May I not let my
whole future life atone?'
'Darling!' she whispered, as her
soft little hand toyed with my hair,
it was my heart's voice that called
you. Do you think, now you have
come, I can shut its doors against
And so I won my Queen !
Joi.li Ililllns Philosophy.
There iz a grate deal of fastidious
ness that iz merely kultivated, a very
low order of hipokrasy, at best.
Piety iz the only thing about re
ligion that amounts to ennything,
but the world are too apt to rate a
man's religion by biz kreed, and the
price he pays for hiz pu iu the
Whenever yu see a man hanging
around a Wimmins' Rites Conveu
shun, anxious to run the conceru,yu
will find either a kussid phool, or a
plain ded beat.
Thare iz lots ov people who call
thcmselfs Christians, who are ueyer
so happy and religious az when they
are passing around the hat.
Man is a strange kritter, an enig
ma, a kouuudrum, made iu the im
age uv God, and still full of odditys
that would puzzle a monkey, and
weaknesses that would look ridiki
lus in a kokroch or a grasshopper.
The happyest coudishun uv mar
ried life iz whare the partys each
hav strong and decided tastes, and
studdy to make those tastea agree
able to each other.
Mi sweet youth, if you hav enuy
ov the monkey in yure nature be
kerphull how yu kultlvate it. Fust
rate muukeys even are a doubtful
blessing, but the other grades are
but little better off than ideots.
The power ov a sentence konsists
In the strength ov tho idea, and the
simplicity ov the language.
In the matter ov bringing up
children, i notiss that thoze people
who never hav had enny kan tell yu
all about how tho thing should be
Mr. Hancock's open letter in re
gard to Southern war claims came
none too soon. It will gain him a
few votes in the North, where he
most needs them, and lose him many
iu the South, where a few thousand
can be spared as well as not. It was
all reasoned out, no doubt, before
hand. Such things always are.
An exchange says: 4We are in
receipt of a little song entitled, Will
My Darling Come Again?" With
out knowing the exact circumstan
ces of the case, wc should say that
he probably will, in case you can
get the old man to tie up the dog."
The State of the Country.
A party of commercial travelets
from Indiana, with their wives num
bering seventy-live called on Gen.
Garfield at his residence in Ohio.
After leaving the cars they assemb
led on the lawn in front of the house,
when the General appeared at the
door, when Mr. G. C. Wenster one
of the party was introduced, and
addressed Gen. Garfield on behalf
of his associate, as follows:
Genekal, Gaiifield I have been
delegated by these friends, who have
jourueyed so far to sec you, to say a
word of explanation of our pre-ene
here. Let me expiess the hope that
you will not consider us trespassers
We do uot come hero as the follow
ers of any particular political paily.
nor do we come to testify for youi
services to the country, a that wo'd
be both presumpluou" and needless,
for we believe that not only the liv
ing nation, but the nation yet unborn
will testify of thoe things; but we
came as commercial men, represent
ing many business interests ot the
state of Indiana. Many of us are
yet young men. having but fnirU
begun the great battle of life and we
are here to-day to pay our respects
to you as one who, by his own
efforts, has raised himself from the
poor and lowly boy to the proudest
position in the laud ; one, in the his
tory of whose life we recognize
many grand lessons for ourselves,
and a constant source of encourage
ment to the thousands ol young men
iu the land who. beet by adverse
circu instances, are struggling against
t.iose circumstances, up out of the
depths of poverty, towards a better
manhood. As Americans we do not
believe the Almighty created one
man better or greater than another,
but we do believe and know that
men are born who take their destiny
iu the hollow of their own hands,
and with God's aid pursue the right
and shape that desliu to great end,
and as such we greet you to-day.
And now, with your permission, 1
will introduce the commercial trav
ellers of Indinuapoi:?, their wive
and their flweelhi arts.
Gen. Garfield responded as follows :
"Mr. Chairman. Ladies and Gen
tlemen I can hardly say that you
have taken me by surprise, for I was
informed some daj ago that a party
ot commercial gentlemen from In
diana would call upon me to-day,
but I am very pleasantly surprised
at the large number of ladies and
gentlemen who have honored me bj
this visit. I have listened with
deep interest to the addres- of your
chairman, and I give you, one and
all, mj thanks for the compliment
which this visit implies. Your
chairman informs me that you rep
resent nearly all the leading branch
es of commercial industry in the
state o) Indiana, and some of the
neighboring states. Pew of our
people understand how vast are the
enterprises represented by our inter-national
trade. Almost ever)
form of human labor contributes its
products lo the trade that fills our
thoroughfares and supplies our
country with the necessities of life,
and are all moved by the great
mainspring of labor.
Permit me to illustrate its magical
power. Eighty-four years auo a
company of forty-two surveyors
landed at the mouth of Couneaut
creek, a little stream that marks the
boundary belweeu Pennsylvania
and Ohio. They landed on the
fourth day of July, 179G, and com
menced their work by celebrating
our national independence. There
are many now living who were boy
in their teens when this company ot
surveyors begau their work at that
time. From the Pennsylvania Hue
to Detroit hardly a smoke ascended
from a white man' cabin. The
western reserve was an unbroken
wilderness. Three millions of acres
had just been purchased from the
state of Connecticut for forty cents
per acre. To-day, the Webieru Re
serve furnishes happy and comfor
table homea to more than three
fourths of a million of intelligent
people. Excepting a fevr French
settlements, the state of Indiana was
itself an unbroken wilderness, but
19 now a great and prosperous com
munity. Thousands of miles beyond
you, prairies, wildernesses and
mountain slopes smile wit! ,ience,
prosperity and the attendant bless
ings of civilization. What has
wrought this wonderful transforma
tion. The magical power of human
labor. Through muni fold struggles
and dangers, through ruflering and
blood, these blessings have been
secured to us, and I trust will be
continued to our children's children.
I ask you fo notice another fact.
Every stroke of the axe, every blow
of the hammer, every turn of a
wheel, every purchase and every
sale, iu short, every effort of labor i6
measured by the standard value
fixed and declared bv national law.
I congratulate vnu as commercial
men, thai vour government has at
hist restored to it people the stand
ard of specie value, and has made it
possible for our people everywhere
to secure the blessings which boun
tiful harvests and prosperous time
have brought them, by olacing our
national finances on the solid basis
of specie values. This fact forms no
inconsiderable pail of the security
with which th- great business trans
actions of the nation are conducted.
You, as it icprosfiitatiws, as well
as the laborers of the hind, aie shar
ers of these benefits and this secu
Ladies and gentlemen, accept my
mot cordial thanks for your visit.
I welcome you io my home and to
the kind greeting of my family.
The company was then introduced
to the General and lo his wife and
mother. They were cordially and
pleasantly received. They strolled
'hrutigh the orchard and grounds,
and before taking their leave a gleo
club, which they had extemporised
on the way, sang several patriotic
soiisj. At half pan one they took
leave ami went down the farm lane
to the railroad, where they took tho
train and returned to tho iveM.
Gen. Hancock writes an average
of two letters or telegrams per diem
now for publication, but tho card of
yesterday will probably be a botub
shctl in the solid South. He not
only promises fo veto all bills tor
rebel v.-ai claims, but intimates that
he will also consider tho claims' for
damages preferred by loyal South
erners barred by lapse of time.
In view of the history of the con
federate conirre-s, and of the record
of the Southern Deuiocr-its who
were actively instrumental in put
ting Hancock in nomination, the last
literary efl'uioii of their candidate
is certainly ol a highly revolutionary
character, and will produce an exr
citement in the solid South of a
much livelier character than that
which followed a milder letter ot tho
aine chancier from buiimy Tilden.
It is evident thut the letter wait
written tor the General. It is Iesa
pompous and uiigraiiimatical than
any that have hitherto appeared over
hi-own siguntuie. It was written
bv a desperate Democratic leader,
who ha purstiaded Hancock to
make a hopele-s attempt to retrieve
tho blunder ot the 1'listed dispatch',
and endeavor to suve Skw York for
the Democratic party. The theory; '
ot course, is that the Southern brig
adiers are too far committed in their
pledges of oue hundred and thirty-,
eight electoral votes, to retreat, lha,t
they will pocket the affront for. th
sake of go'ting into power, aiui thajt
the North is the section that now
needs a little "conciliatiou" by th.o.-
Democratic party. But uothiugcau
blot out the Pluisted dispatch, Irom
the memory of the advocates of hou
est money, and the probability is
that this letter will merely compli
cate and embarras the party it waa
intended to extricate from the con
fusion into which the Maine affair
has involved it. It will sav Ila'n
cock some Northern Democratic
vote. It will not convert to him
any Republicans of 187G, and will
not bnnn back the IR-publlcani of
1872 who had temporarily 'acted
with the Democratic party aince that
The utterances of Wade Hampton,
of Blackburn, of Ben Hill, of Lamar'
and a host of the old Confederate,
leaders iu the flush of their viotory
iu securing Congress, and since, will
not be forgotten. Tho letter 'is too
late to ave the dying boom. Lin
A democratic organ before us ac
cuses the republicans of "foment
ing and perpetuating the spirit of
sectionalism." Head -the southern
newspapers nn'd cast your- oya
through the latest edition, of south
ern "Histories of the United States"
and southern "School Headers;' tf
you want to see who is "perpetuat
ing the spirit of sectionalism.'.' These
deliberately and maliciously garble
the record of events, falsify the
causes and incidents ol tho War o'f
the Rebellion, scandalize the north
ern patriots and statesmen and glor
ify southern traitors. Republicans'
are in favor of peace and good-fellowship,
but not at the sacrifice of
northern honor or the principles' of
a popular government and the na
tional integrity. The democrats are
the sectionalfsts the republican
party is the national party of- thbj
country and always has been. Chi
Mrs. Glenn saw' her friend", Mrs.
Jame-, take a fatal dose of laudanum,
in Boston, and within a few rdays
she attempted to kill herself 1n the
same manner, though she-had never
before meditated -uicide, nor hfcd
any cause to desire death. '-
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