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VOL. XIIL-NO. 4.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY,-MAY 24, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 628.
C. H. Vaxyck, U. S. Senator, Neb
Alvin Saunders, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
E. K. Vai.kntine, Hep., West Point.
T. J. Majors, Contingent Rep., Peru.
Albixus Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
S..T. Alexander, Secretary of State.
John Waliich-., Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. Kartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C..T. Dilv.orth, Attorney-General.
W. V. V. Jones, Supt. Public Instruc.
C. J. Nobes, Warden of Penitentiary.
wv-A,'b1ey' I Prison Inspectors.
J.O. Carter. Prison Physician.
H. P. Mathewson,Supt. Insane Asylum.
Genreo 15. Lfc-.L Associ:ite Judges.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
KOUETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
G. W. Po-,t,Jude, York.
M.B. Reese. District Attorney, Waboo.
C. A. Newman, Clerk.
M. B. Hoxic. Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyan. Receiver, Grand Island.
State Senator, 31. !C. Turner.
" Repnentative, G. Lehman.
COP N'T Y DUtECTOUY:
J. G. Hiin. County Jude.
John StaiitVer. County Clerk.
J. V. Karlv, Treasurer.
D. C. Ivavanaiii;h. "lierin".
L..T. Ciiikt, Survej or.
Joseph Rivet, Countv Coramif sioners.
Dr. A . Heintz, Coroner.
J. E. Moiicriet Supt.of Schooft.
J. R. MeashiT. Mavor.
A. 15. Co'lroth, Clerk.
J. II. DeKinin. Tre-isurer.
W.N. IleiKli'v. Police Judge.
J. E. North. Engineer.
st Ward John Rickly.
G. A. S"hroedcr.
2d VurdVa. Hays.
3d Ward -J. Rasiniis-cn.
A. A. Smith.
("oiuinliu. Poxt Office.
Open on Sundaxs 'mm II a.m. to 12m.
and from I: SO to G v. m. liusiness
hours except Sunday (' a. m. to 3 i m.
Eastern mail.- eloie at 11 a.m.
Western mails Hose at 4:lf p.m.
Mailjeaves Columbus for Lost Creek,
Genoa, St. Edwards. Albion, Platte
Center, Humphrey, Madison and Nor
folk, every day (except Sundays) at
":.'l" p. in. Arrives at 10::Yi.
For Shell Creek and Creslon, on Mon
days and Friday;., 7 a. M., retumiug
at 7 P. M.. same days.
Fir Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday's,
li'.M Arrives at 12 M.
For Conkling Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 a.m. Arrive-(! p. in. same days.
II. i. Time Xsible.
Emigrant, No. 0, leaves at ... C:2.r a. m.
Passeng'r, " 4, " ".... 11:00 a. m.
Freight, " S, " "... 2:l.r. p. in.
Freight, "10, " ".... 4:30 a.m.
Freight, No. .", leaves at ... 2:00 p. m.
Pasweng'r, " :', " " .... 4:27 p. m.
Freight, " , " ".... 0:00 p. in.
Emigrant. "7. " " 1:30 a.m.
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
shown by the following -ehedule:
O., N. A R. II. ROAD.
Time Schedule No. 4. To take effect
June 2, '81. For the government and
information of employees only. The
Company reserves the right to vary
therefrom at pleasure. Trains daily,
Norfolk . 7:20 a. M.
Munson 7:47 "
Madison ..8:20 "
Humph re v!:0T "
PL Centre 0:48 '
Columbus """."i P.M.
PL Centre 3:42 "
Madison .7:0 "
Munson. 7:43 "
Norfolk .. 8:01 "
Columluw 4:43 p.m.
Genoa . G:1G "
Albion 7:47 '
Albion .. 7:43 A.M.
St. Edward8:30 "
Genoa 0:14 "
R. & M. TIME TABLE
Leaves Columbus, 3:43 a.m.
David City, 7.20
Pleasant Dale, 10:43
Arrives at Lincoln, ll-Hi m.
Leaves Lincoln at 12:30 p. M. . td ar
rives in Coluinlu 7:00p. m.
Makes close connection at Lincoln for
all points ea-t, west and south.
H. LITERS & CO.,
Kfw Itrlrk Shop ojijiovllr Hrlntz's Ilrug More.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND BUGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska.
S.J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
3rSei a FircCln.Nt Table.
Meals, 23 Cts. Lodgings 25 Cts.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor. "
j2TWholesale ind Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
tSTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street. Samtfc ef Dft.
-pvit. cakl KcnorrE, -
Office at Dowtv. "Weaver & Co's store.
A .MtKRKOK Ac ROEN,
15 ANKERS, Collection, Insurance and
Loan Ajrcnts, Forcipn Exchange and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
ATTORN EYS-A1-L A W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
it j. iiuisor,
121 h Street, - doom nest of lUmmoad Houe,
pvM. M. 1. XI1IJKH rO.l,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
Ail operations first-class and warranted.
IHICAtiO 1IARIIER SUOl!
HENRY WOODS, Pkop'k.
53"Evcry thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 516-y
i:iiR Se, KIEDEK,
A TTORNEYS A T LA W,
Oflice on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska.
Will attend to all calls night and
Oilice with O. F. Merrill, cast of A & N.
Depot. 51 3mo
A TTORNEYS AT LA W,
Oilice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
.1. M. MACKAHLANU, 11. it. COWDKKY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MAC1 ARX.AND & COWDBRST,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
EO. L. .McKELVEY,
FUOPItlKTOK OK THK
IST'rwclftht st., five doors west of the
Hammond House. 32-tf
i ii. Rust;n
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, "Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Justiceof the Peace and .
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted'
to him. 248.
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notiee. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
5Q?"Sbop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. 323
T7A3iKR &, WKNTCOTT1,
Are prepared to furnish the public, w'th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
conduct a feed and sale stable. 40
IS PREPAICKD, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give nim a call.
OTICE XO TIA IIKKM.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his otfice at the Court House
on the first Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transactton of any other business
pertaining to schools. 307-y
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, .near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 32 6mo.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
iSTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer coustant
Jy on hand.n
Eleventh St Columbds, Neb.
Dts. MITCHELL & KARTYH,
UEDICil i mm IfflUTE.
Surgeons O., N. B. H. li. 11-,
Asst. Surgeons U. P. H'y,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have 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
tunitytocstimateforyou. igTShop o
13th St., one door west of Friedhoft &
Co's. store, Columbu. Nebr. 4SVy
Great chance to make
money. Those who al
ways take advantage
of the cood chances for
making money that are offered, general
ly become Avealthy, while those who do
not improve such chances remain in
Eovcrty. We want many men, women,
oys sud girls to work for us right in
their own localities. Any one can do
the work properly from the first start.
The business will pay more than ten
times ordinary wages. Expensive out
fit furnished free. No one who engages
fails to make money rapidly. You can
devote your whole time to the work, or
nly your spare moments. Full infor
mation and all that is needed sent free.
Address StinsonA CO., Portland Maine. J
Mrs. M. S. Drake
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
SPRING AX1 SUMMER
MILLIIEBY AID FAICY
S3T A FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV
ERYTHING BELONGING TO A
Nebraska Avenue, two doors north of the
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
O FFICE. CO L UMTi US, NEJi.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
. MEDICI1ES. CHEMICALS.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midlaud Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on fire or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. , We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low priee and
on reasonable terras. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a.
complete abstract of titleto all real es
tate in Platte County.
Patent Roller Process
ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION,
Because it makes a superior article of
bread, and is the cheapest flour
in the market.
Every Hack warranted forM alike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO.,
DKALKIt IN ALL KINDS OF
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A.
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
GoodN DellTcretl Free
part ef Ike Cttj.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
EBRATED COQTJTLLARD f
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. In style and
quality, second to none.
CALL AMD LEAR PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. SN. Depot.
What shall T do to keep your day,
My darling, dead for many a year?.
I could not, it I would, forget
It is your day: and yet and yet
It is hard to lind a way
To keep it, now 3011 arc not here.
I can not add tho lightest thing
To tlio full sum of happiness
Wliich now is yours ; nor daro I try
To frame a wish for you, for I
Am blind to know, as weak to bring.
All impotent to aid or bless.
And yet it is your day, and so
Unlike all other days; one bead
Of jo:d in the loug rosary
Of dull beads, little worth to me,
And I must keep it bright, to show
That what is youiy is dear indeed.
now shall I keep It here alone?
With prayers In which your name is set,
With smiles, and tears, and sun, and rain;
With memories sweeter far than pain,
With tender backward jdances thrown.
And far on-lookinSdearer yet.
The jrfft 1 would havo given to yon.
And which you con not heed or take,
Shall still bo given, and it shall be
A secret between you and me,
A sweet thought, every birthday new,
That it is Kiven for your sake.
And so your day, yours safely still.
Shall come and go with ebbing time
The day of all the year most sweet
Until the .years no slow, so fleet.
Shall bring me, as in time they will.
To where all days are yours and mine.
Stuau Coolidge. in S. S. 'Times.
PLAYING WITH FIHE.
It haa passed into a truism that it is a
dangerous tiring to play with fire, and
Mrs. Hichmonufound it so, to her cost,
during the summer she spent at the
Dovecote. Mr. Richmond had been a
model lover at the time of their mar
riage, but, like many another, posses
sion had made him secure, and by al
most imperceptible degrees he had
abandoned those tender acts and assur
ances which are the staff of life to some
women, without which existence is not
to be tolerated. He was neither unkind
nor unmimlfuTjf but he was absorbed and
busy; he had athousand schemes an
foot, and, having married her for love,
he took it for granted that she knew tho
fact too well to doubt it or to need to
hear it repeated daily, not aware that
there are some women who live in fear
lest " love died in the last expression."
He no longer told her she was the pret
tiest woman in the world, although he
still believed it; nor begged her to wear
his favorite flower; nor chose her col
ors; in'fact, he omitted any comments
on her appearance ; she was the same
heroine to him, whether in velvet or
homespun,- whether rosy with youth or
ashen-hued with age. He rarely had
time to go out with ner nowadays, and
she missed the attentions, the endear
ments, the flatteries, which had sweet
ened her daily life, and began to ques
tion if he had outgrown ner and his
love; if she had " gone off " in her per
sonal appearance; if her mind had gath
ered rust while his was sharpened and
brightened by friction with men and
She began to tremble for her happi
ness, to devise means for improving her
self, for preserving youth, or its sem
blance ; she once even went so far as to
try a little rouge on her cheeks, and was
rewarded by Mr. Richmond asking if
she were ill. "You looked flushed," he
said, "and & high color doesn't become
your style." She threw the rouge away,
and studied her style. She read tedious
books of travel; philosophy, and science,
that she might develop some mental
charm to hold him; she almost wished
she might have some serious illness,
something to startle him out of his in
difference. Of course Mr. Richmond
never dreamed of this silent tragedy go
ing on at his fireside that fireside
which seemed to him like a little heaven
on earth and when business obliged
him to run over to London for some
months, and it was proposed that she
should take rooms at the Dovecote, 'bv
the margent of the sea," it was the last
straw. "He would carry me abroad
with him if lie still cared for me," she
thought, not understanding, with wom
anly lack of logic, that he was "not on
pleasure bent," and would have no spare
moments for picture-gallery or drawing
room. "Have I lost all attraction," she
asked herself, "or was it a mistake to
suppose I had any, a mistake which he
has been finding out? Would he fall in
love with me, I wonder, if we were both
singleP Would anybody?" If she could
only make him atride jealous ah! that
was the touchstone of love!
The guests at the Dovecote were all
ladies, married and single, with the ex
ception of Roger Laurence, who had
come down to lill his sketch-book, shoot
birds, and do a little loitering in a quiet
nook, he said. The time hung heavily
on Mrs. Richmond's hands; perhaps
&ne signified as much; perhaps Mr.
Laurence divined it. "Do you row,
Mrs. Richmond?" he asked one day.
"No; Mr. Richmond was always going
to teach me when I was first married,
but he never had time." She spoke in
the "sad imperfect tense," and sighed
without knowing it. "Let me teach
you," he begged; and so it happened
that the other inmates of the Dovecote
used to laugh and call Mrs. Richmond
the water-nymph and Mr. Laurence the
river-god. In accepting the invitation
Mrs. Richmond had had no other thought
than to please her husband with a new
accomplishment on his return, hoping
that together they might explore all the
sinuous windings of the river, and renew
their days of love-making. The idea of
showing him that another man valued
her companionship, found a spell in her
society which he had overlooked, arrived
later. She had not counted on finding
any pleasure in the presence of Mr.
Laurence or his ill-concealed admiration.
He was simply a young man who was
inclined to be obliging and courteous.
But presently she was looking forward
to these excursions, presently detected
that the fact of Mr. Laurence preferring
her companionship, when there were
youth and beauty to choose from, lent
her a subtle sense of power, restored the
self-confidence she had lost, gave her a
delicious sort of surprise, such as a girl
who had always believed herself plain
might experience if some one should
own she was bewitching.
Mrs. Richmond would have been wise
had she recognized the dangers of the
situation and avoided them. But who
of us is wisejn season? In the first place,
she had committed herself to these
pleasuring so to speak; it would be
embarrassing to withdraw, would look
as if she were prudish and vain, had
taken the affair au serieux. At the same
time, she was grateful to him for con
vincing her that her power to please
had not deserted her, and. her long
repressed vanity asserted itself. This
delicious flattery was too pleasant to be
given up all at once to-morrow, maybe ;
out, to paraphrase an old poet:
"To-day itself's too late;
The wise dealed themselves yesterday."
She satisfied her conscience, however
by sending Mr. Richmond a faithful ac
count of their comings and going3, ml-,
though with the best intentions in the
world, she naturally omitted something,
since there are a hundred delicate shades
of intonation and expression in the
daily intercourse of two peo
ple which no letter can transcribe. If
the season had net been so fine, and the
scenery so enticing, Mrs. Richmond
would have wearied, perhaps.of rocking
forever on the tide by sunset,. by moon
rise, of anchoring in some silent cove
where the wild flowers looked at their
image in the water, where the stars lay.
like jewels, while Mr. Laurence lighted
ms meerschaum, and confided his lof
tiest aspirations, his doubts, his beliefs
it is so sweet to be confided in, so
flattering! To have heard him, one
would have supposed that Mrs. Rich
mond was commissioned to write his
. It must be confessed that there were
times when his egotism rather bored
her; but when she hesitated about
continuing their recreations, a" word to
the effect that no one else sympathized
with his moods, shared his sentiment,
understood him, carried the day.
Slipping home on the tide to the
Doyecotc lauding one night, so dark
they could hardly see each other's faces,
after a silence in which they listened to
the whippoorwill's lonesome tune, the
soft signing of the water washing
against the shore, he leaned toward her,
and said, slowly:
Do you know, I should like to drift
on so forever with you. I love you."
At that instant it seemed to Mrs.
Richmend as if the heavens had rolled
together like a scroll. She fek stunned
and faint. " Row ashore, Mr. Lau
rence," she gasped, but there was com
mand in her whisper. " I have been to
blame. I have been blind, but I love
Not a word was spoken as they shot
through the darkness to the landing.
Then, as he assisted her over the slip
pery stairs: "I thought," he said "I
thought you were a widow."
But Mrs. Richmond's cup was not yet
full. Her humiliation was not com
plete till she read the letter which ar
rived for her a few days later:
" You are a cruel, wicked woman, Sirs. Rich
mond" (it said). "Uoger Laurence was my
own, my lover, my all; and you, you false
wife, you have stolen his heart away from mo
not because you needed it merely to grat
ify a relentless vanity. Waste makes want:
mavyou live to want such love & this of
which you hare defrauded
" EUNESTINE SAYRE."
The same mail brought a line, also,
from across the sea.
"Some anonymous idiot writes me that
young Mr. Laurence has been devoting him
self to yon, to the giief of his fiance' (wrote
Mr Richmond). " While I do not doubt you,
my darling Itose, I begin to see that you may
have felt tho lack of attentions which a Bene
dick is so apt to omit or neglect, and I shail
take passage in the Cetneti a month earlier
than I intended, in onler to let the slanderous
understand that you have a lover in your hus
band. . John- kicumonu."
It was the next week that Mrs. Rich
mond went to town to see about open
ing her house. It would seem like their
honey-moon over again no more mis
understandings, no more separation.
As she stepped upon the pavement the
newsboys were crying themselves
" What do they say?" she asked of a
passer "what db they say?"
"Wreck of an ocean steamer, the
After all, Roger Laurence was not
mistaken: Mrs. Richmond must have
been a widow on that dark night before
he left the Dovecote. Harper's Bazar.
Ex-Gov. Wise, who had been made a
Brigadier-General by President Davis,
arrived at this time in Staunton, en
route for the Kanawha Valley. His ar
rival was the remote cause "of a ludi
crous incident which came very near
opening our campaign with an unpleas
ant tragedy. Lieut.-Col. Crenshaw,
who had gone with me to pay our re
spects to Gov. Wise on the evening of
his arrival, invited his staff surgeon, Dr.
Peter Lyons, to accompany us to our
camp, with a promise of sardines,cigars,
and other comforts with which he was
provided. We reached camp about
nine o'clock, and were hailed by tho
nrsi senunet we approacnea, wno or
dered one of us to advance and give the
countersign. Unfortunately, although
having the envelope containing the
countersign, which had been handed us
by the Adjutant, we had not opened it,
and it was too dark to read it. We re
plied: "Commanding officer without
the countersign; call the Sergeant of
the guard." "That won't do," said the
sentinel. "Now, mark time! Them's
my orders." We remonstrated against
the indignity to which he contemplated
subjecting his field-officers in the pres
ence of a stranger, as well as against the
exercise involved in the execution of his
command on a hot summer night; but
he was inflexible. "Mark time ! " he re
plied, or I will certainly shoot you,"
and, suiting the action to the word,
.cocked his musket and leveled it at us.
We tried threats, but he was not to be
intimidated reason, but he was unrea
sonable ; he knew nothing, and would
neither permit us to advance or retire,
insisted upon "doing his duty," which
was to shoot us if we did not "mark
time." He was master of the situation,
and as we looked down the musket bar
rel we "marked time" until the perspi
ration rolled from our foreheads. We
were relieved by the Sergeant of the
guard, who relieved the sentinel, but not
until we iiad whetted our appetite for
the expected repast by abundant exer
cise. I supposed the man was a lunatic,
and sent for his company officers to
make inquiries. It turned out that he
had been instructed at Camp Lee by
cadets of the Military Institute, who re
quired all who failed to have the coun
tersign to "mark time" for their amuse
ment until the guard officer appeared.
He was very much alarmed when told
of the deception which had been prac
ticed upon him by his youthful instruc
tors. From Major-Oeneral Taliaferro's
The telegraph work of England has
now been very largely confided to
women, and it is calculated that there
can not be le3s than 700 employed at the
central oflice. The staff of the Tele
graph Clearing House Check Branch,
which supervises the whole telegraphic
work of the kingdom and acts as a check
upon all the clerks in the department,
is exclusively composed of women, to
whom is also intrusted the entire finan
cial business. Certai i branches of the
Savings Bank Department are also in
their hands, as also the dead letter
office. The number wfc apply when
ever a vacancy occurs is enormous.
None of the more importaut offices have
yet been filled by women who, it is
thought, are better officered by thor
oughly competent men. N. Y. Sun.
The latest improvement in teleg
raphy is a mechanical device, whereby
a. type-writer at one point, connected by
a wire with a similar instrument at an
other point, "writes out any message sent
over it, without the intervention of the
usual telegraph operator. A person
who can use a type-writer can send his
own message. Chicago Tribune.
Wit is sometimes like a sword,
keen and cruel; sometimes like a su
keam, bright and genial.
An inventor in a tiny room in s build
ing tilled with ofllces on Park Row wan
visited by a reporter the other day.
The inventor was writing, and a gen
teel, comfortable-looking man was
asked to wait a few minutes. The re
porter waited with him for the inventor
to finish what he was writing. Suddenly
the door opened, a boy's head popped a
foot through the opening, and in a boy's
voice came the word:
No," the inventor said.
"Shoolatheth?" the voice inquired.
No," the inventor repeated.
" Get out," the inventor snapped.
A moment later the door again open
ed, admitting a man in seedy garb and
of dejected appearance. He spoke to
I have here," said he, taking an
umbrella from beneath his overcoat, 'ja
silk umbrella which is worth five dol
lars, but which I can sell for half that
price. I don't mind telling you that it
was smuggled over on the French steam
" I don't want it," said the reporter.
" I'll call it $2; I am very poor "
44 1 re.illy don't want it."
44 Don't you hear him? Get out!"
from the inventor.
44 Won't either of you gentlemen "
44 No, no, no. Get out, will you?"
the inventor said, savagely.
44 I'll, mike it $150," the umbrella
man said to the reporter a he halted at
44 Confound tho-e people," the in
ventor said, dropping his pen; "it's
enough to drive a man crazy to haye to
sit here half a day. Why, there isn't'
nail an hour no, nor a quarter of an
hour, that "
44 Thoap, three cakth for ten thenth,"
said a basket laden boy from the door
The reporter pushed the door shut,
the genteel man nodded approvingly,
and the inventor, with a wearied look,
returned to hrT writing. For five min
utes nothing but the -scratching of his
pen disturbed the quiet of the room.
Then a business-like man, who said he
was canvassing for a business directory,
came in, asked a few questions, took
down a few notes with his pencil, sought
to convince the inventor that it was
worth $3 to have his name in " caps "
in the book, and tempted him with an
offer of a copy of the book free of cost
in the bargain.-.
44 1 would like to show you," said a
man who had entered dunng the can
vasser's argument, "a few outclass
bottles of genuine attar of roses. They
are slightly damaged, and I offer them
dnriug the holidays at half a dol "
44 By the eternal cats!" said the in
ventor, in a frenzy, "I'll kill both of you
infernal ruffians if you don't quit this
office in one minute."
This is not literally what the inventor
said, for the reporter has condensed a
long outburst of wrath and left only a soft
intimation of the ingenious, unique and
ferocious expression to which the
troubled man gave vent.
Another period of quiet ensued, and
the inventor, becoming calm, seemed to
get on rapidly with his writing. The
genteel man drummed on his teeth with
the finger-nails of one hand, and the re
porter Decame rapt in the study of "a
diagram that was framed and hanging
on the wall, and that seemed from ono
point of view to represent the interior of
a clock tower, and from another to be a
sectional view of a pump.
Again the door opened, and again a
boy and a basket appeared. This time
the query concerned feather dusters. A
few minutes later a man from the next
office requested the inventor to "step
around and witness a signature just
one moment," and when the inventor
was gone an oflice boy dropped in to
see if he could borrow a railroad guide.
44 Now," said the inventor, upon his
return, "I'll not detain you, gentlemen,
any longer. If you will pardon mo, I'll
ask yon to shorten your business with
me, and then I'll lock the door, finish
my task, and go home. I am too poor
to hire an office with an inner room for
myself and a trained bulldog or a pugi
list at the other door, and I am not
enough of an inventor to conceal the
acts of bloodshed that would result
from my remaining here any length of
time. All I can do is to keep away as
much as possible."
44 It's too bad," the genteel man said.
44 Too bad?" shouted the inventor;
"it's monstrous; it's atrocious ; it's dia
bolical. To-day I've come here to write
a letter. I've been at it for four hours,
and it is not half done. I've had a rush
of business ever since I came here. Let
me tell you who's been here. I recol
lect four match, soap and brush boys, a
blind man with brooms, a girl with
flowers, a young woman with no parents
and a subscription list for a religious
weekly, a scoundrel with cabbage leaves
that he called smuggled cigars, a mis
creant with Christmas cards, a tramp
who wanted money for a drink, an ap
ple woman, a fraud with a grease ex
tractor, a Sister of Charity to whom I
gave a quarter, a man selling, stencils
for marking linen, a man who kindly
offered to supply my family with mile
in patent bottles at twelve cents a quart,
a fellow with weather strips, a boy for
my directory who .had not yet returned '
my scissors "
44 It must be perfect torture," said
the other. f
44 Well, I won't trouble you with my
woes. What can I do for youP" the in
44 Well," said the genteel man, "you
make diagrams and sketches, don't
44 Yes, but not as a business, the in
ventor said; "I could do it for you, I
44 No," said the genteel man, "I don't
want you to. My idea was to bring to
your notice this Tittle article. It is called
the draughtsman's shading pen, and is
without question superior to anything
ever offered before."
The inventor's face wore a look of
Eain. He appeared to feel as if he had
een taken in by the genteel m in in an
unfair manner. He bought a pen, dis
missed the genteel man, and turned to
44 1 beg your pardon," said he, but
are you going to sell me anything? I
think I could stand one more on the list
"No," replied the newspaper maa.
"I am a reporter, and I want toknow "
"Goodneave&a!" he exclaimed, "a
He had been so fatigued by the inces
sant tax upon his time by peddlers and
salesmen that he seemed for a moment
to be displeased with the reporter's visit.
N. Y. Sun.
Great Britain employs in under
ground occupations no fewer than 878,
151 persons, and the length of the gai
leries where the mining is carried on is
found to be 58,744 miles. The greatest
depth of the coal mines is 2,800 feet
below the level 0 the sea.
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
Detroit has opened s night-school
for working girls.
Tho Roman Catholic Diocese of Al
bany, N. Y., has leen divided and the
see of Syracuse created.
The Baptists have se von associations
in Vermont, with one hundred churches,
and a total membership of 9,011.
About thirteen years ago the Rev.
Dr. Talmage remove'd from Philadelphia
to Brooklyn, at the call of nineteen per
sons. Now. the Tabernacle has 2.600
members and a revenue of nearly
The celebrated Daniel Webster's
huudredth birthday was made tho occa
sion, at Franklin. N. H., of proving "his
church connection. An original regis
ter was exhibited in which his member
ship in a Congregational Church was re
corded on September 12, 1807.
In Mexico there are 10,000 Protes
tant Christians. The Presbyterian
Church began in 1872, and has 4.000
members; the Methodists in 1878, and
have 337 in full connection and 378 on
Erobation; and the Episcopal Church
as 3,500 members.
The public schools in the Southern
States are constantly improving, and
the attendance, both of white and col
ored children, is growing larger. In
nearly all the cities anil large towns as
good schools are provided for colored
pupils as for the whites, but the mainte
nance of the separate system naturally
increase the expense.
A men forty years old going to
school in Missouri could not master his
spelling lesson. The school mistress
threatened to flog him unless he did
better. He demurred and she .took a
vote of the scholars, who unanimously
decided in favor of the whipping. She,
therefore, took him by the collar and
fave him a sound thrashing. Ho is
tegusted with education and pro
nounces it a thorough humbug.
The total number of Unitarian
churches in the United States, includ
ing -four or five In the British Provinces,
is 344, of which number 252 are with
out pastors or stated pulpit supply.
Three, churches sustain colleague pas
tors, two have female pastors, and one
has had its pulpit supplied for a num
ber of years by a layman. New
churches were organized during 1881 at
Brockton, Mass.; Manistee, Mich.;
Minneapolis, Minn.; Mount Pleasant
Mich., and Philadelphia. Pa. The list
of clergymen includes 403 names. Of
tliis number of clergymen 179. are with
out pastorates. During the year
twenty-five pastors were settled.
The Guardians of Our Coast.
With such a record it is no longer a
marvel that the American life-saving in
stitution has taken so firm a hold of the
public heart. The territory which it
guards ten thousand or more miles
is divided into twelve districts. The
Atlantic coast presents one long succes
sion of varied dangers, beginning with
Maine, where the capricious currents
are forever playing sly games about the
narrow capes, reefs, sunken rocks and
peaks of islands half submerged, paring
the coast like the teeth in a shark s jaw,
taking in Cape Cod, that great arm of
sand forty miles outward and upward,
with its half-sunken, ever-shifting sand
bars, the islands and the rough, rocky
Joints on the Rhode Island coast
rcadful to mariners and the long, un
peopled six hundred miles of beach from
Montauk Point, Long Island, to Cape
Fcar, North Carolina, terminating with
the arid coral formation of the coast of
Florida, five hundred miles in extent.
The great lakes, a group of enormous
inland seas, with twenty-live hundred
miles of American coast-line, are sub
ject to sudden and violent gales, which
pile up seas so stupendous that anchored
vessels are swept fore and aft, often
causing their complete destruction;
while others, running for shelter in har
bors, miss the narrow entrances, and
are blown helplessly upon jutting piers,
or tho still more dangerous beach. The
stations consist of three classes, several
ly denominated life-saving stations, life
boat stations and houses of refuge. Each
of the twelve districts is provided with
a local Superintendent, who must
be a resident of the district and famil
iarly acquainted with its inhabitants.
His compensation Is ono thousand dol
lars per annum, with the exception of
those on the coast of Long Island, and
New Jersey, who, having too many sta
tions to look after to attend to other
busbies, are paid fifteen hundred dol
lars apiece. These officers are required
to give from twenty to thirty thousand
dollar bonds as disbursing agents, being
intrusted with the jmyinent of the men
under them in addition to their general
duties. They arc responsible for the se
lection of the keepers of the stations a
duty requiring much knowledge and ex
cellent judgment who are not, how
ever, confirmed without the acquieK
cence of the inspector, who is supposed
to have no local interests or prejudices.
The crews are chosen by the keepers.
The keepers and crews are examined by
a boardjof inspectors, consisting of an
officer of the revenue marine, a surgeon
of the Marine Hospital Service, and an
expert surfman whose qualifications are
well known, to determine by a judgment
wholly impartial their character, good
health and general fitness. This board
Is empowered to dismiss all incompetent
men on the spot, and require the keeper
to employ others without delay. The
whole work is under constant inspec
tion, the stations are visited frequent
ly, and the men examined in the exer
cises of the apparatus drill, and
obliged to give verbal reasons for
every step in their operations. They
are trained with their life-boats in the
surf, in the use of the life-dress, in sav
ing drowning persons by swimming to
their relief, m the met hods of restoring
the partially drowned, and in signaling.
Everything in and about the stations
moves with military precision. When
a wreck is attended with loss of life, a
rigid examination follows to see if any
01 tho men have been guilty of miscon
duct or neglect of duty. The keepers
are empowered to protect the interests
of the Government from smuggling,
and they guard all property that comes
ashore from the wreck until its rightful
owner appears. They are charged with
the care and order of the stations and
the boats and apparatus; and they must
keep accurate accounts of all receipts
and expenditures, journalize all trans
actions, and maintain all necessary cor
respondence with superior officers.
Thus it appears they must possess a cer
tain amount of education and high in
tegrity, us well as surfmauship, intre
pidity, and commanding qualities. They
are paid four hundred dollars each per
annum. The crews receivo forty dollars
per month during the active season,
which upon the sea-coast is from Sep
tember 1 to May 1, and upon the lakes
from the opening to the close of naviga
tion, or from about May 1 to December
15, Martha J. Lamb, in Harper' a Mag-
The Dining-Hall is the Thirteenth Ces
twry. Tables for meals in the thirteenth
century were simply boards placed oa
trestles, and removed when the repast
was over. On the table at the dais wad
silver plate, then a rare luxury, restrict
ed to the highest classes, the articles be
ing spoons, Knives, plates and goblets.
There were no forks, for onlv one fork
"had ever been heard of as a thing to eat
with, and this bad uecn the invention 01
the wife of a Doge of Venice, about two
hundred years previous, for which piece
of refinement the public rewarded the
lady by considering her as proud as Lu
cifer. Forks existed, both in the form
of spice forks and lire forks, but no ono
ever thought of eatiug with them in En
glaud until they were introduced from
Italy in the reign of James I., and for
some time after that the use of them
marked cither a traveler or luxurious,
efteminate man. Moreover, there were
no knives nor spoons provided for help
ing oneself from the dishes. Each per
son had a knife and spoon for himself,
with which he helped himself at his con
venience. People who were very deli
cate and particular wiped their knives
on a piece of bread before doing so, ami
li deed their spoons all over. When these
wore the practices of fastidious people,
the proceedings of those who were not
such may be discreetly left to imagina
tion. The second table was left in a
more ordinary manner. In this in
stance the knife was iron and the spoon
pewter, the plate a wooden trencher
(never changed), and the drinking cup
of horn. In the midst of the table stood
a'pewter salt-cellar fonncd liko a castle,
and very much larger than we use them
now. This salt-eefiar acted as a barom
eter, not for weather, but for rank.
Every one of noble blood, or fill
ing certain offices, sat abovo the salt.
Wrth respect to cooking, our fath
ers had some peculiarities. Thoy
ate many things that wo never touch,
such as iorpoises and herons, and they
used all manner of green things as veg
etables. They liked their bread hot
from the oven (to give cold bread, even
for dinner, was a shabby proceeding),
and their meat much underdone, for
the thought that overdone meat stirred
up anger. They mixed most incongru
ous things together; they loved very
strong tastes, delighting in garlic and
verjuice; they never appear to havo
jfaid the slightest regard to their diges
tiCi., and they were, in the most em
phatic sen.ic not teetotalers. The din-ing-hall,
but nc the table, was deco
rated with flowers; and dingers, often
placed in a gallon at one enu. were em
ployed the whole time. A gentleman
usher acted as butlor, and a yeoman
was always at hand to keep off strange
dogs, snuft candles and light to bed the
guests who were not always in a condi
tion to find their way up stairs without
his help. The hours at this time wero
nine or ten o'clock for dinner (except
on fast days, when it was noon), and
three or four for supper. Two meals a
day were thought sufficient for all men
who were not invalids. The sick and
women sometimes had a "rear-supper"
at six o'clock or later. As to breakfast,
it was a meal taken only by some per
sons, and then served in the bed-chamber
or private boudoir at convenience.
Wine, with bread sopped in it, was a
favorite breakfast, es-iecially for the
old. Very delicate or exceptionally
temperate people took milk for break
fast; but though the middle ages pre
sent us with examples of both vegeta
rians and total abstainers, yet of both
there were very few, indeed, and they
were mainly to be found among the re
ligious onler. " Not for Him.11 by Ent
A Sharp Citizen.
The Cincinnati Gazette tells this sto
ry: A citizen of Glendale, having several
acres of fallow land lying idle, deter
mined to put it under cultivation. His
hired man suggested that a mule be
bought for such drudgery. The amiable
citizen agreed, and went to a neighbor,
who was something of a stock raiser, to
buy the desired animal. The stock man,
with the modesty characteristic of his
kind, produced a mult: wliich ho war
ranted perfectly gentle in either single
or double harness; all this for $100.
The amiable citizen bought tlie excellent
mule, and he was sent to his new home.
The next evening, the amiable citizen
having returned home, the hired man
eompiaincd that the new mule would
not pull a pound when hitched to a cart.
The next day the mule was sent with
the hired man to Barney Fox, a seller
of horses and mules on commission,
who was instructed to dispose of the
mule for not less than $125. In the
meantime the amiable citizen had
sought out his friend, the stock raiser,
and told him he thought two mules
were better than one. In this opinion
the stock raiser coincided, and before
the two friends separated the stock
raiser was authorized to match the first
mule at any price under $200. The de
lighted stock raiser went to Barney Fox's
stable and stood in the door-way watch
ing the boys riding horses in a more
spirited and frisky way than the ani
mals seemed capable of, until a mule
appeared upon the scene that appeared
as like the mule of the amiable citizen
as two mules can. Without much hag
gling the mule was knocked down, fig
uratively speaking, to the smart stock
raiser, who took Tiim to Glendale and
offered him to his neighbor at a "slight
advance" on the purchase price. It is
needless to add that the stock raiser is
owner of the mule, having paid $125
for it, while the amiable citizen is $25,
less Barney Fox's commission, ahead.
Three Mad Cat- Attack a Man.
Yesterday afternoon, as Mr. Frank
A. Small was sitting at the desk in A.
B. Stannard's office, in the Essex yard,
three cats, which have lived about the
premises for some; time past, came to
gether into the building, and suddenly
springing upon the desk, made a furious
attack upon Mr. Small's right hand;
they pounced upon him as they might
seize a rat, biting and scratching the
flesh in a savage manner. So vigorous
and persistent were the three animals,
that Mr. Small had serious difficulty in
defending himself and driving them off;
the cats appeared perfectly wild, seiz
ing, climbing upon and tearing the
window curtains, overturning and
breaking a lamp upon the desk, with
other antics, until, finally, two ran out
of the shop, the third hiding under a
Iiile of lumber. Mr. Small covered his
accrated hand with a handkerchief,
and calling two of the workmen, suc
ceeded in dislodging the secreted cat,
which thereupon made a dash for a
window, going out through one of the
lights of glass. Mr. Small had his hand
dressed by Dr. Dow. The strange ac
tion of the cats is a matter of curious
speculation. Lawrence Mass.) Ainer
A big cast-iron dog in a Sacra
mento store frightened away three
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