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IbMKIl r.VKUY Vi:i)NKhlAY,
L. lv. TURNER & CO.,
Proprietors and Publishers.
&T OFFICE, Eleventh St., vj) ? fairs
in .Journal Building.
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Per year . .
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C. H. VasWyck, IT. . Senator, Xeb
jaskn ('ill .
Alvin rAiM)Kits. IT.b. Senator. Omaha.
K. K. v'ai.i: , ii.vk, Ui'i'- W-t l'int.
T. .1. .Majors, Contingent Hep., Peru.
Ai.iii.sus X anck, '.iovernor, i.tm-oln.
i..l. Alexander, Mccreturj of State.
John Wallich, Aiulitor, Lincoln.
;.M. Kartb-lt. rre-murer. Lincoln.
"..l. Pilwoilh, .Vttrnev-(!iMicral.
WWW W -lone-, Siipi.l'ulilif In...ruc.
C.J. Xb-, Warden oi Penileiitiarv.
mV i'V'5 ' I ITion lM,p..ci.rH.
( . II. (ioillit, '
.!.. farter, !'riou IMiy xician.
11. 1. .M at he won,Sujt. Insane Asylum.
Ceor-e I! I...k.-.J .Wo(.;att. ,.,,,,..
Amaia ,oll. t
S. Maxwell, t'hiel .Justice,
ruruni .inniciAi. ki.stkict.
u. V. I'o-t, .liulire. York.
.M. It. UeeM'. PMrict Altorney, W'ahoo.
M. B. IIvie. Ue-ritiT, Uraiid li-Iaiid.
Win. Anan. Ucccner, (iraiid l-dand.
Slate Senator, M. K. Turner.
" ltepreint.itie, (5. W. Lehman.
col XTY IMKKCToKY:
.1. C . lli-iin. County .ludire.
J. dm Mautler. County cl i k.
C. A. Newman. ( lerk 1 I-t . Court.
.1. W. Karly, I i.-a-urer.
1). C. Kavau-iuli. She rill".
i...i. ruK-r, Mirveyor.
M M. Mahcr, )
'V .lo-eph Kiet, V I'ounl v Cotiimi-Moncis.
rP H..1 llmUmi, J
" iir a ii. .:..-. .-..,,..,.
' i, . I.illll A, .'iitii. 1.
.1. K. MoniTi'f iiit.of School,
V. M. '(unci in-
.1. i:. Me.-urher, Mayor.
A. It. 4'ntlVotli, Clerk.
.1. It. HeNni-.n, Treasurer.
W. X. Ili-ll-lcy. Police -I ii tl-ro.
.1. II. Xorih. Engineer.
17 Ward John Uickly.
C. A. S-hroeder.
'Id Ward- Pat. II:iv.
Xd Ward 1. IEa,iiiu.i,n.
A. A. Smith.
4'Itii:ilu I ok I. OtIlt:.
open on Siiiiilays Irmiill A.M. to 12m.
and from :"H to C. v. m. ltii.ines
hour, ex-ept Si:nda K A. M. to S v. M.
Ki-lcin mail eloe at 11 a.m.
We-tern ni-iii- i-Iom at 4:l.i.M.
Mail leave- Columbu- for Lost Creek,
ttenoa. St. Kduard. Albion, Platte
Center. Humphrey, Madison and Xor
folk. every day (except Sundays) at
4::t."i p. m." Arrie.s at It:".
For Shell Creek anil Cre;ton, on Mon
day, and Friday.-, 7 a. M., returning
at 1 l". M., same d.ivs.
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tue.-day-, Tliur-dav- and Saturdays,
1 r. m " Arrive- at 12 M.
For Conklin Tuesday s and Saturdays
7 a. in. Arrive- 0 p. in. -time day-.
tJ- - Time T:ille.
Emigrant, Xo.tf, leaves at ... 0:2." a. m.
Pa-seny'r, "4, " ".... 11:00 a. in.
Freight, " S. ' "... t:l."i p. m.
Freight. "Hi, " ".... 4:30 a. ni.
Freight, Xo. .", leaves at ... 2:0(1 p. m.
Pas-emr'r, " :i, " " .. 4:27 p. in.
Freight, " !, " " ... t:0 p.m.
Emigrant. "7. " ".... 1: . m.
Every day exeept Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
V P. trains at Omahal On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
-hown by the following -schedule:
O.. X. IS. H. KOAI).
Time Schedule Xo. 4. To take effect
.June 2, S1. For the government and
information of employees only. The
Company rcstrve-: the right to vary
therefrom at pleasure. Trains daily,
Norfolk . .7:20 A. M.
Munson 7:47 "
Madison .S:2 "
PI. Centrefl: 18 '
Columbus 4:&i 1M.
1M. Centre r.:42 "
Madison ." 7:04 "
Mun-on 7:4.1 "
Norfolk . S:04 '
Columbus 4:1.") r.M.
(ienoa. .. li:l(! "
Albion 7:47 "
Albion 7:4.'5 A.
St. Edwards:) '
Genoa . 0:14
Lost Creek!):."'!) '
II. ,t M. TIME
" David City,
" lily es,
" Kubv v- - -
" Pleasant Dale,
Arrives at" Lincoln,
Leave- Lincoln at 12:r0 v
rives in Colunibu- 7:xir. v.
M-it-..- i-ln-e I'onuection at
all point- ea-t, we-t aiyl south.
H. iUERS & oo,
w Hrirk Stioji o)Msit Ilrliitz'- Iruc More.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND 3UGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE-
Eleventh street, Colutnhus, Xcbraska.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Mebraska Ave., South of Depot,
a, new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
j3"Sctn a. Firwt-Cla.. Table.
2.'' Cts. Lodgings 2. Ct8.
COLD 'I V
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D.-SHEEHAX, Proprietor.
rrWholesale nnd Betail Dealer in For-
,,1, Wines, Linuors and Cigars, Dub-
lfn tout, Scotch and English Ales.
Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
Utk Street, South of Depet.
VOL. XIIL-NO. 11.
rv. r.iKi, SCIIOITE,
Otliee at Dowtv. Weaver & Co's store.
WURSOIV Jt ROES,
HA XKEUS, Collection. Insurance and
Loan Asrcnts, Foreisin Exehanije and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
A TTOliNEYS-A T-ZA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
litli Street, i door woxt of llamniond Houne,
Columbus, Neb. 4!U-y
k. m. i. 'riiiiKM-ros,
Ollice over corner of nth and Xorth-st.
All operations lirst-class and warranted.
IIIMMCiIO HAKBEK MI101!
HEXUY WOODS, Pkoi'k.
J2TEvervthiiig in lirst-class style.
Also keep the be-t of cigars. .rlG-y
r i:i:it &. ki:i:ih:k,
ATTORNEYS AT LA W,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Xebra-ka.
G. A. IIULLUOUST, A.M., M. I).,
IWMEOJ'A Till C F11YSIC1AN,
j3f-Two Blocks south of Court House.
Telephone communication. -ly
r, ivi:ks, m. i.
Will attend to all calls night and
Office with O. F. Merrill, east of A & N.
A TTOIIXEYS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
inir. 11th St. W. A. AlcAllister, Notary
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
$23" Front room, up-stairs in Gluck
buiblitur, above the bank, 11th St. C'llls
an-weied night or day. -0m
J. M. MACFAKLAN1, B. K. COWDKltY,
Attcrr 7 isi Hotiry Kti! c. Csll:4.::.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MAC! ARXjAND & COWDBRY,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
11. Itl SC UK,
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sell. Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets. Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. 1$. He will give
clov; attention to all business entrusted
to him. 248.
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
iSrShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. 2S
AGS EK WIW'ItOTr,
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. 49
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give aim a call.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his ollice at the Court IIoue
on the first Saturday of each
mouth for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other buines
pertaining to schools. f 07-y
PROPRIETOR OF THE
CI 1-1 TTSTATVrAlB STOT?E!
Dealer in Chinese Teas, Handkerchiefs,
Fans, and Freuch Goods.
12th and Olive Sts., Columbus, Neb.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on HJth Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus Ne
braska. i52 Ciuo.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
JSTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand.pS
Eleventh St., Columbus. Neb.
Drs. MITCHELL ft MAETYH,
iiEsicAL i mm rnwrn.
Surne'dna O.. N. & B. B. R. R-,
Asst. Surgeons U. F. H'y,
COLUMBUS, - - SBBRASKA.
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
tunitytoestiniateforyou. 3TSbop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store, Columbus, 2iebr. 463-7
Mrs. M. S. Drake
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
SPRIXO AM SUMMER
MILLIKERY AID FAIGY
13" A PULL 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,
OFFTCE. COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
BUGS. HE1ICIIES. CHEMICALS.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PEEFUMEEY, 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 Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on live or ten year?
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 terms. Also business am)
resitlenqjB lots in the city. We keep a
eompletVabstract of title'to 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 .tank warranted to run (dike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO.,
PEALKR IX ALL KINDS OK
I KEEPCONSTANTLY'ON HAND A
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
doodif Delivered Free to aay
part of the City.
1 AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of "Which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. ;ln style and
quality, second to none.
CALL AND LE ARK PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. AN. Depot.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY JULY 12,
SOMETHING IN THE MATRIMO
Color and tone
All the accompaniments
Eyes here I hesitate
Rather like blue;
Black not an obstacle;
Hazel would do.
Nose of the Grecian type;
Not to soem proud.
Some little latitude
Figure that's squeezable
Plump, but not fat
Steer clear of scrayglness.
Could not stand that.
Quiet and lady-like.
Dresses with taste:
Ankle display able,
Neat little waist.
Round of home duties, her
But, in a word.
Those of the useful kind
Little bit musical.
Able to sing
That sort of thing.
Chatty and sociable.
Likes a cigar;
Pleasant old people, p
Pa and mamma.
Gentla and kind;
Teach In the Sunday-school
If she's a mind.
Lady of such a stamp
Wantiug a beau.
Strictly In confidence,
Knows where to go.
Eleanore Grav and Dora Alton were
Sreat friends; though two more dissim
ar in every way it would be hard to
find. For, while Eleanore was tall,
dark and brilliantly colorod, Dora, was
childishly slight, with a pale, lily-fair
skin; and while Eleanore was vivacious
and daring, Dora was shy and quiet.
And, strange to say, the one you would
deem least fitted to cope with the world
was the one whom circumstances had
compelled to do so from her earliest
The acquaintance between the two
girls began at school, and when Elea
nore graduated, and, leaving school
days behind forever, came to her beau
tiful home, at her urgent solicitation.
Dora, whom she had grown to love as
tenderly as a sister, accompanied her.
The first month of vacation has
passed, and the second has been en
tered upon, and Dora sighs as she thinks
how very scon the time will have flown,
and thfcfdalightful experience that has
come to her like an oasis in the monot
onous desert of her life will have ended.
And yet the roses of pleasure have not
been entirely without the thorns that al
ways accompany them.
Five weeks do not constitute a great
Eortion of time, but in them much may
appen, and they have sufficed to im
plant in Dora's gentle heart a some
thing as strong as she knows it is hope
less. By the terms of the deceased Mr.
Gray's will, his friend Mark Eld ridge, a
man many years younger than himself,
but one possessing his utmost confi
dence, was left executor of his large
fortune and guardian to his daughter.
Thus it is that the Grav cottage fre
quently sees Mr. Eldridge's genial,
handsome face; and thus it is also that,
in listening to his fluent conversation,
which opens before her broad vistas of
knowledge as well as of entertainment,
Dora has come to think that not in all
this world is another so wise and good
as worthy of a maiden's love.
But not a hint of the truth does she
suffer to escape, for she imagines that
she has read a secret, and sue is not
" She is so beautiful and bright, it is
no wonder that he loves her," she
muses, as the watches with a feeling
of mingled admiration, tenderness and
pain, the guardian and his lovely ward.
The days go by until one comes which
is long remembered.
It has been a stormy afternoon, and
with the gathering darkness the thunder
begins to mutter menacingly.
Sweet-briar Cottage, as Eleanore' s
pleasant home is called, is situated
upon a slight elevation, whose foot is
washed by a narrow stream between
which ana terra firraa runs the railroad.
From their position in the bow-window,
where they are watching with
fascinated eyes the cloud-phantasy cf
gloom rent ay lurid light which the
storm presents to their vision, the girls
can see the track up and down for some
Suddenly a tremendons crash startles
them to their feet, and at the same
instant a lightning flash illumines the
whole sky and surrounding objects.
Eleanore' s face grows very pale as
she grasps her companion's arm and
points down upon the track.
" Dora, the great elm at the foot of
the terrace has been struck. See, it
has fallen across the track. The seven
o'clock express will bo along in half an
hour. Dora, they will be wrecked, for
the curve will prevent them seeing the
danger before it is to late."
Dora looks and trembles.
" Can we do nothing, Eleanore?" she
" No, for the nearest telegraph station
is across the river, and there is no other
for five miles."
"We crossed the river yesterday,
Eleanore. Can we not do it now? I am
going to try."
Eleanore gazed at her in surprise.
"Dora Alton, you are crazy to think
of such a thing. To cross upon the
stepping-stones in fair weather is quite
a different thing to attempting it in
such a storm as this. The water is very
deep. A single false step, and your life
would pay the forfeit."
"Nevertheless, I shall try. I know
the way; and, God helping me, I may
be the means of saving hundreds of my
fellow-creatures from a horrible fate.
Do not try to dissuade me, Eleanore. I
Ana though Eleanore redoubled her
terrified remonstrances, Dora went
about her preparations firmly, with a
look of determination upon her young
face that never faltered.
At last she was ready, and Eleanore
strained her small, waterproof clad
figure close to her heart.
" God guide you and keep you, my
darling," she said, solemnly. "You
go for duty's sake to brave a danger
that, fearless as I have always deemed
myself to be, I would never dare to at
tempt. I love life too well to face what
seems certain death."
" Ah, I, too, love life," Dora said, as
she disengaged herself from her friend's
clinging arms; " but something draws
me on. Though I knew I never should
return, I should go."
Out into the storm and the darkness
Dora hurries; the wind beats against
her, now pushing her back, now urging
her forward, until at length she stands
upon the Dnnk of the little river that
ripples so innocently and cheeri. . along
under a sunny aky, but whose" waves
now are leaping and tossing their foam
crests like mad things. The stepping
stones, which but yesterday wereso
easily crossed, are before her, and Dora
begins her perilous journey.
"Come back! Dora, Dora, come
back!" calls Eleanore's voice from the
terrace above; but she does not heed
Steadily she goes onward, but oh, so
slowly! oftentimes slipping, and on the
very verge of falling into the treacher
ous water, whose inky blackness only
seems the denser, when, for a few sec
onds, the glare of the lightning shows
her what progress she is making.
She has gained the center of the
stream; her slight form is trembling
with the combined effect of the cold
which strikes through her dripping gar
ments and the bodily exertions she has
been compelled to make to keep her
footing upon the slippery rocks. Will
she be able to" reach the other side?
Bravely she struggles on, and at
length the goal is reached and her feet
touch the other shore.
A short while later the telegraph op
erator, leaning idly back in his chair in
his warm office, is startled by the en
trance of a small, dripping figure, look
ing, with its disheveled hair and pallid
face, like a visitant from some ghostly
" A tree has fallen across the track
opposite Miss Gray's cottage telegraph
for the seven o'clock express to stop!"
Then, her mission accomplished, the
brave heart stops beating and Dora
sinks unconscious to the floor.
Four weeks have gone bv weeks of
the most intense anxiety for all that
time Dora has lain between life and
death. But at last the shadow has lifted
and out once more into health' s sun
shine she has emerged, to the heart-felt
joy of the friends who have prayed for
her recovery incessantly, ven when
they feared their prayers would bo ol
It is a bright, pleasant day, though
somewhat chilly, and in Eleanore's cozy
sitting-room, in an easy-chair near the
bright wood-tire, Dora "is seated. Sha
looks very lovely, for the fire-glow has
lont a delicate color to her pale cheeks,
and made into an aureole of gold the
short waves of hair that cluster about
her fair forehead.
The door gently opens and a voice
"May I come in?"
It is Mr. Eldridge, and it is the first
time since her illness that Dora has met
him. The delicate color deepens as she
resigns her hand to his clasp and an
swers his words of greeting. They chat
for a while, and then to Dora's great
surprise she learns what she has not
known before, that among those who to
her brave deeds owed their safety from
death was her friend's guardian.
"I asked Eleanore not to tell you,"
he says; " for I wished to thank you
myself, and at the same time to ask you
a question most momentous to me. It
is this: Dora, will you make the life you
have saved more precious by laying thai
dear hand In mine, and saying that you
will be my wife? Ah, little one, my
heart went out to you the first time that
we met; but I little knew to what a
strength my passion had grown until the
dark hour came when I feared that
death was about to snatch you from me.
Dora, what is my answer to be?"
"And I always thought that it was
Eleanore you cared for, Dora says, at
a little later she sits with a happy face
and her little hand tightly clasped in hci
"So'I do care for Eleanore very
much; but it is Dora my heroic dar
ling that I wish for my wife the
guardian angel of my heart and my
home," is his answer.
" I am more pleased than I can ex
press," is Eleanore's enthusiastic excla
mation, when the blissful secret is con
fided to her. " I do not believe that in
all the universe there is any one noblei
than my guardian, and Dora, darling,
you are well mated, for nobility and
heroism are kindred qualities, ana aftei
what has passed you can never call
yourself a coward."
Dora stopped her mouth with a kiss
N. Y. Ledger.
His Tongue Cut Out
No better illustration of the ferocitj
of the Russian mobs, in their attacks on
harmless Jews, can be had than the
case of John Natika, now at Castle Gar
den, where he arrived in company with
thirteen of his co-religionists on board
the steamer Greece last Saturday. The
unfortunate man is completely dumb,
his tongue having been cut out at iti
roots by a band of drunken marauders.
He is a pitiable object to see, especially
when he attempts to make himself un
derstood by dull nasal sounds and ges
ticulations. Yesterday morning his un
fortunate condition was brought to the
attention of Captain Heintzman, who
requested him to make a written state
ment of his terrible experience. In ac
cordance with this request, John Natika
wrote a story, four foolscap sheets long,
in Russian. Translated by an official
interpreter, the same read in part aa
" My name is John Natika. I cannot
speak, because my tongue was cut out
in Russia. I lived in the neighborhood
of Kiefl", my business being that of a
clothier. Last October the peasants be
came very abusive to us Jews and many
were brutally ill-treated. At first they
let me alone, but in December a band of
Eeasants burned down one of my out
ouses. I complained to the pristav
(police captain), but no one was arrested.
I accumulated a littlemoney.afact which.
the moujiks soon learned. On Jan. 3
I was aroused bv a number of them
breaking into my room. They dragged I
me out of bed, and beat and kicked me I
badly. They wanted to get my money i
and asked me for it When I pleaded '
poverty they took me out into the i
garden, clad as I was in my night shirt, '
and putting a rope around my neck,
hung me up to the limb of a tree, j
When I was half suffocated they let me
down again and asked me if I would
disclose the place where the money i
was hidden. Again I refused, upon '
which, without further ado, one of the
men forced open my mouth, and, while
the others held me, cut out my tongue
with a pair of shears. Thev all
then ran away, while I almost bled to
death. I subsequently recovered in the j
hospital, and furnished the police with
the names and description of my assail
ants, who were, however, released on
the trial." j
Here Natika' s narrative ends. Some
of his companions furnished to a Truth
reporter the remainder of the harrow
ing tale. It seems that according to the
Russian Criminal onHp n nerenn ntn ho
convicted of an assault unless the com
plainant testifies to the facts in person
case there could naturally be no ques-
muu ui voruai testimony, inasmuch as,
having lost his tonirim. tbf pnnmlnlniint
was dumb. This quibble was immedi
ately taken hold of hv tbo lnuruar Inr h
Elaintiffs, and, to the surprise of every- '
ody, the President of the court ordered
the prisoners four in number to be
discharged. The day after this decis- i
ion took place another Jew was muti-'
lated in a manner similar to Natika, in !
one oi tne suburbs of Kieff. N. Y.
Estates of the Unknewa.
Three men climbed the stairs at 49
Beekman street to the Public Adminis
trator's office, one of them beneath a
heavy load of valises and bundles. These
he dumped on the floor in the office.
"Effects of a dead man," he said, as
he straightened up.
One of the other men, who proved to
be Mr. Daniels, purser of the steamship
Colon, then explained that there had
come aboard that vessel at Aspinwall an
invalid named G. Schneider, the head
of the firm of Schneider & Martin, pro
prietors of the Great International Hotel
of that city, and that he died the follow
ing day. His remains were buried at
sea. and. after an inventory of his ef
fects had been taken, they were tied up,
sealed, and when the steamer reached
her dock, brought at once lo the Public
Administrator. The assistant in charge
of the office was making a minute of
these facts when the man who brought
the effects interrupted him
" Give me a dollar and let me go,"
"How can I give you a dollar?"
" Why, there's plenty of money in
that envelope," the messenger replied,
Eointing to an envelope that the purser
ad put on the desk together with a
collar box and a pocket-book. The as
sistant tore the envelope open and took
from it bills and gold pieces amounting
to $150. He gave the messenger one
dollar. Then he tickod off the items in
the purser's inventory: One hundred
and fifty dollars, gold watch, gold
chain, amethyst ring, diamonil ring,
$1.40 in sols, three shirt studs, pocket
book, valises, etc. He gave the purser
an itemized receipt, and the purser said
that Schneider's brother lives in New
"Now, what will the Public Adminis
trator do with those things?" the assist
ant was asked.
"First, we will enter all the facts in
what wo call our rough book, and next
we will put the valuables and money in
the safe," said he, "and store the
goods in the back room. When the
brother has qualified as administrator
we will turn the estate over to him. If
there had been no brother or other rela
tive here we would have sent the jew
elry to the safe deposit vaults, stored
the valises iu our store-room in Duane
street, and deposited the money in oue
of the banks, which, under the law, the
Comptroller specifics shall be used for
that purpose. After a certain time, if
we had not heard from the relativos or
friends of the dead man we should have
sold his effects aud turned the proceeds
and the other money over to tho City
Chamberlain, who would hold it in
trust forever for the next of kin. We
very often go through this, and our
sales, which are by public auction and
are advertised, are attended each time
by about the same men and women.
They are dealers in ecoud-hand mate
rials and are our regular customers, so
"You had a right to pay that mes
senger for bringing those things here?"
"Oh, yes; just as we should have had
a right to bury Schneider and pay for
the funeral if his body had been brought
here. If his brother administers on the
estate we will account to him, but if we
administer upon it we will act exactly
as if we were a nrivata nartv. uavin?
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the debts of the deceased, collecting
what was due him. and selling his prop
erty to the best advantage. A cousin
could qualify as well as a brother, if he
was next of kin. The law is, first the
wife, next the children, third the fath
er, next the mother, then the brothers
or sisters or cousins, malos of the near
est degree of relationship being pre
ferred to females, lhe f ubuc Admin
istrator comes after the relatives, but
ahead of creditors, friends and all
others. We have on hand the case of
John D. Grady, who was a receiver of
stolen goods. His 'fence' was a sort of
jewelry or pawnbroker's shop in Sixth
avenue. He died, leaving relatives, but
they were not able to give security, and
a man named Haughton, who claims
that Grady had property that had been
stolen from him, applied for letters of
administration. e applied also, and
the Surrogate appointed us. We hold
the estate and dispute Haughton's
"In the last annual report of the
Public Administrator are very many
names of persons classified as 'un
known,' whose estates are represented
by sums ranging from $5.89 down to
ten cents. What about them?"
" They are cases of those who die at
sea often jailors; vagrants who die in
the streets and in the public institutions,
Eersons who die in hotels and board ing
ouses, and Coroners' cases of all sorts.
The master of every vessel upon which
a death occurs must roport and sur
render the estate of the dead person to
us. So must boarding-house and hotel
keepers, and the Coroners are also
obliged to turn over to us the effects of
those that come under their notfeo,
Sometimes five cents, or even a cent, is
all that is found belonging to a man or
perhaps his estate may consist of a ring,
a locket, or a broach, but the law makes
no distinction between such estates and
those like that of Theodore Gontil. the
merchant, which we recently admin
istered. Gentil was a wealthy New
York merchant who retired from busi
ness and went to Franc. He died
there, leaving in New York an estate
valued at over $150,000, partly in cash
deposited in banks, and partly in
securities. He had second cousins in
Paris, who applied for the right to ad
minister the estate. Wc also applied, and
were represented in the Paris court by
counsel. The French law is like ours,
and when it was decided that his place
of residence was New York, we were
appointed to distribute the estate from
here. It became known that there was
a first cousin in Havre, and to her we
sent the money, which must have
proved a windfall. Of course none of
tho several second cousins got anything.
Had they been next of kiu it would not
have gone to the eldest, but would have
been equally divided among all."
" Do you ever have caes in which
considerable money is left and no
"Sometimes. That of Eleanor Mary
Kleenan is a case in point She was a
nurse in the New York Institution for
the Blind, and died leaving no relatives
and $5,600 in various savings banks.
The money has been turned over to he
City Chamberlain, and may never be
claimed, or may be claimed 100 years
hence. When it is paid over, if It ever
s, It will be without interest By law
lhe interest on such money is kept by
"Those very small estates you asked
about are rarely inquired after," the
assistant continued. "They are very
often the effects of sailors whose people
Know that they have no money, or of
'hat class of women who live under as
sumed names and never tell their friends
or acquaintances their true names. Con
Tequently, if, a is not often the case,
hey leave a bank account or jewelrv of
value, nobody ever asks for it for their
WHOLE NO. 685.
owi people do not know their dead un
der the false name that is recorded.
But for this department the property
left behind by those who die intestate,
or while away from their relatives would
often be treated as wrecked ships are
among the people on coasts where law
does not prevail. Such estates would
be very speedily administered by neigh
bors, friends, or even strangers. As it
is, it often happens that a dying per
son, aware of his approaching end, says
to a friend or acquaintance: Do this or
that with mv property. Give this to
So-and-so, and do this or that with the
rest of my things.' The friend, una
ware of the law, promises to do as he
is bid, but the boarding-house keeper,
undertaker. Coroner, or some one holds
the property and notifies us. The friend
finds it necessary to so to the Surrogate.
who explains that after the relatives the
Public Administrator is next in order.
N. Y. Sun.
Rats and Mice.
It's queer that girls are so dreadfully
afraid of rats and mice. Men are uevec
afraid of them, and I shouldn't mind it
there were morenamillion mice in my
bed-room every night
Mr. Travers told Sue and me a ter
rible story one day about a woman that
was walking through a lonely field,
when she suddenly saw a field-mouse
right in front of her. She was a brave
woman; so after she had said: "Oh,
my! save me, somebody!" she determ
ined to save herself if she could, for.
there was nobody within miles of her.
There was a tree not very far off, and
she had just time to climb up the tree
and seat herself in the branches when
tho mouse reached its foot There that
animal stayed for six days and nights,
squeaking in a way that made the
woman's blood run cold, and waitiug
for her to come down. On the seventh
day, when she was nearly exhausted, a
man with a gun came alonjj and shot
the mouse and saved her life. I don't
believe this story, and I told Mr. Trav
ers so; for a woman couldn't climb a
tree, and even if she could, what would
hinder the mouse from climbing aftei
Sue has a new young man, who comes
every Tuesday and Thursday night
One day he said: "Jimmy, if you'll get
me a lock of your sister's hair I'll give
you a nice dog." I told him he was
awfully kind, but I didn't think it
would be honest for me to take Sue's
best hair, but that I'd try to get him
some of her every-day hair. And he
said: "What on earth do you mean,
Jimmy?" And I said that Sue had got
some new back hair a little while ago,
for I was with her when she bought it,
and I knew she wouldn't like me to
take any of that So he said it was no
matter, and he'd give me the dog any
way. I told Sue afterward all about it, just
to show her how honest I was, and in
stead of telling me I was a good boy,
she said: "Oh you little torment
g'way and never let jne see you again,"
and threw herself down on the sofa and
howled dreadfully, and mother came aud
said: " Jimmy, if you want to kill youi
dear sister, Vou can just keep on doing
as you do." Such is the gratitude ol
Mr. Withers that's the new young
man brought the dog, as he said he
would. He's a beautiful Scotch terrier,
and he said he would kill rats like any
thing, and was two years old, and had
had tho distemper; that is, Mr. Withers
said the dog would kill rats, and of
course Mr. Withers himself never had
Of course, I wanted to see the dog
kill rats, so I took him to a rat-hole in
the kitchen, but be barked at it so loud
that no rat would think of coming out
If you want to patch rats, you mustn't
begin by barking and scratching at rat
holes, but you must sit down and kind
of wink with one eye and lav for them,
just as cats do. I told Mr. Withers that
the dog couldn't catch any rats, and he
said he would bring me some in a box.
and I could let them out. and the dog
would kill every single one of them.
The next evening Sue sent me down
to the milliner's to bring her new bon
net home, and don't you be long about
it either you idle, worthless boy. Well,
1 went to the milliner's shop, but the
bonnet wasn't done yet; and as I passed
Mr. Withers' office, he said: "Come
here, Jimmy; I've got those rats foi
you." He gave me a wooden box like
a tea-chest, and told me there were a
dozen rats in it, and I'd better have the
dog kill them at once, or else they'd
gnaw out before morning.
When I got home, Sue met me at the
door, and said: " Give me that bandbox
this instant you've been mornanoui
about it" I tried to tell her that it
wasn't her box; but she wouldn't listen,
and just snatched it and went into the
parlor, where there were three other
young ladies who had come to see her,
and slammed the door; but the dog
slipped in with her.
in about a minute I heard the most
awful yells that anybody ever heard. It
sounded as if all the furniture in the par
lor was being smashed into kindling
wood, and the dog kept barking like
mad. The next minute a girl came fly
ing out of the front window, and anoth
er girl jumped right on her before she
had time to get out of the way, and they
never stopped crying: "Help murder
let me out oh my!"
I knew, of course, that Sue had
opened the box and let the rats out, anil
though I wanted ever so much to know
if the dor had killed them all. I thought
j she would like it better if I went back to
the milliner's and waited a few hours
for the bonnet.
I brought it home about nine o'clock;
but Sue had gone to bed, and the serv
ant had just swept up the parlor, and
piled the pieces of furniture on the piaz
za. Father won't be home till next
week, and perhaps by that time Sue will
Jet over it. I wish I did know if the
og killed all those rats and how long
it took him. "Jimmy Broum,"
Harper's Young People.
In Baltimore, according to the Day,
the advent of summer is generally
marked by the number of baby car
riages, refrigerators-and loafers oa the
sidewalks. Relative to the latter the
Day says: "There is nothing like them
in the heavens above, the earth beneath,
nor the waters under the earth. They
toil not neither do they spin, aud. as
the poet said of Satan: they must sure
ly be allowed to exist for some reason
not clearly understood;' but when, like
Caesar's slaves on the Appian Way,
they come between the wind and our
nobility, the law, in the shupe of a po
liceman, might rid us of their pres
ence." This Is one of the pasMages which
the girls sing in the Yale College operet
" Wo have come to this nook to be tuutfbtbow
Anl to practice th- strictott evouumy;
We can fry. boll aud bake, and construct wed
In the Penikeese Sihwol ut tttutrcuoiay."
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PERSONAL ATfD L1TKRART.
Ex-Postmaster Genoral James ha
bought a house on Gramorcy Park, New
York, and says he prefers private to
Mrs. Garfield sent a young oak and
two ash trees to be planted in Gar field
Place, Cincinnati, the other day, in
memory of her husband.
Edith Simcox, an Englishwoman,
has in press a volume bearing the curi
ous and suggestive title of " Episodes in
the Lives of Men, Women aud Lovers J'
Not long before the death of Dr.
Holland he wrote to a young corres
pondent: " A literary lite is a hard and
difficult one; look well before you choose
a life so full of difficulty."
Dr. R. C. Smedley.of West'Chester,
Pa., is writing a history of the "Un
derground Railroad " in that State a
work which promises to be full of pict
uresque and pathetic tales.
Mr. James Monroe-Heiskell, a
great-grandson of President Monroe,
was married iu Philadelphia recently to
Miss Deringer, grand-daughter of the
inventor of the pistol c-olubratcd in prose
Rochester is proud of the fact that
it is the birth-plnco of a most important
English, or, rather. American word.
For explanation see the word " tele
gram" in "Webster's Unabridged."
William Black is to write a now
novel, the scenes of which will be in
Egypt. Stand from under when Will
iain gets his Scotch dialect into the
mouth of an Egyptian mummy. Neut
Tho widow of Junius Brutus Booth
is still living in a green old ago at Long
Branch, where she is honored and re
spected. She was a Mi Mary Anne
Holmes, and was a beautiful girl in her
youth. X. Y. Uraphic.
Madame Nilssou has resumed her
owu name, and when visitors ask for
Madame Rouzaud the servant saw:
"You moan Madame Nilssou, do you
not?" She says she determined on
this course shortly after her husband's
Judge Barker, of Winchester, Va.,
who sentenced old John Browu to bo
hanged, was at the Capitol iu Washing
ton the other day, and attracted much
attention from the curious. He is a rath
er small, thick-set man, with dark gray
hair. Chicago Journal.
Ex-Senator Thurman receutly ap
peared iu a Columbus court as couusel
in a case with which he became con
nected nearly twenty years ago. All the
original parties to the suit except oue
nr dead. It is the first time in years
that Mr. Thurman has acted as counsel.
X. Y. Sun.
A partv of English Lords and ladies
arrived in New York, by the steamship
Gallia, recently, namely, the Duke of
Manchester and Lord Mamlevillo and
his son, Lord Randolph Churchill aud
Lady Churchill, Lord Elphinstone aud
the Count and Countess Montsaulntn.
Madame Albani has a three-year-old
son who is even handsomer than his
mother. He is a sturdy little fellow
with pink cheeks and large blue eyes,
and tne prima donna is devoted to him.
Madame Albani is mentioned as being
greatly pleased at the prospect of sing
ing in America next season. N. Y.
An Indianapolis grocer has been
found to be insane. His affliction began
to be noticed as soon a ho stopped say
ing "Anything else?"
Riches have wings, hut the wings
on the young lady's hat do not neces
sarily imply fabulous wealth on the part
of the wearer. Boston Transcript.
Adelaide Detchon, the actress", is
accused of being " the most beautiful
woman in the world" by a writer in the
drapiic. Here's . to Adelaide. New
Thank a kind providence for the
decorative banjo craze. After a banjo
is decorated, it cannot be played on
without soiling the pictures. Now,
won't some good angel start a mania
for decorating accorJcous? Philadel
" Curious" writes to an art journal
asking: " How does Mfissonier get his
brilliant colors in his pictures?" We
always supposed he put them there with
a paint bru-di, but we may have been
mistaken. He may squirt them on the
canvas with a garden hoe. Xorris
Mose Schamburg has been annoyed
by burglars prowling about his resi
dence on the upper end of Austin av
enue. Yesterday he went into a gun
shop to buy a pistol. "What kind of
a weapon do you want?" " I would
like one," said Moe, "mit accommo
dations for srx burglars." -Texas Sift
ingi. Miss Brown, who is no longer
young, was chiding Miss Moire for her
foolishness in carrying a pirasol, which
Mbs Brown said was useless and a
piece of affectation. "1 never carry a
parasol," she said. "NV replied
Miss Moire; " people on the shady sido
of life have no use for them." Boston
The sizzling of the soda fountain is
heard in tin- land, there is quite a de
mand for rock silt to be u-fd in freez
ing ice cream, and then set-ins to be a
tendency on the part of the weather to
drift into a drv, ho! summer WV-hould
he pleased to have that M.-a-ide hotel for
warded to us by return Ovpre-;. Neut
And so you love June better than
any other mouth," .-die said, gazing at
the toiiiig farmer from the blue abysses
of her oft dreamy eyes. Beautiful,
leafy June, with its roes and its s.ing
birds and its frngrauee laden zephyrs?
" Yes," he replied, nonchalantly. "It's
the best month to wean calves. "
Brook tipi EagU.
" Please, sir, I want a Bible," said
a bright youth. The Bible was handed
to the boy, who had been sent for it
and was about to carrv it away, but he
stopped a moment and inquired: " Is it
this year's?" That boy had heard
something about the revision of tho
New Te:fctmtHit, but couldu' tell exactly
what it was. loiva Statu Register.
A story of -a button: "Rosalind,
my dear," said her mother, who was
.twecping out the front hall-way, "doe9
this button belong to your father's over
coat?" - Let me aee'it. Oh, dear; no,
ma! It comes from George's overcoat,
isn't it splendid?" "I don't see any
thing so very splendid about it." "Oh,
why, ma! If you were ouly youug and
such a nice young man like George
should should " "Well, I shaurt
have an more such work in this house.
I've no objection to a little moderate
hugging in the hou-e, but youug men
can't hug their overcoat buttons off in
my hallway, not much." And Rosa
lind went to her boudoir to indulge ia 84
weep. Chicago Tinm, i
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