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VOL. XIII.-N0. 25.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 649.
C. II. VanWyck, U. S. Senator, Neb
Alvin Saunders, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
E. K. Valk.vtine, Rep., "West Point.
T. J. Majors, Contingent Rep., Peru.
Albinus Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
S.J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
John Wallichs, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. :.I. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C.J. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
W. VT. V. Jones, Supt. Public Instruc.
C.J. Nobes, Warden of Penitentiary.
SiLGoum' Prison ""
J. O. Carter, Prison Physician.
H.P. Mathew.-on, Supt. Insane Asylum.
George B. Lake.J A,socJate jud"es.
AmasaCobb. ) Associate dilutes.
S.Maxwell, Chief Justice,
rOUKTII JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
G. V. Post, Judge, York.
31. B. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. B. Hoxie. Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island.
State Senator, M. K. Turner.
" Ucpre-entative, G. Y. Lehman.
.1. G. Iliggin, County Judge.
John S tail iter. County Clerk.
C. A. Newman, Clerk Dist. Court.
J. Y Early, Treasurer.
1). C Kavanaugli, Sheriff.
L.J. Crnit-r, Surveyor.
Joseph Rivet, Cc
Dr. A . Heintz. Coroner.
J. E. Moncrief Supt. of Schools.
J. It. Meagher, Mavor.
A.B. Coilroth, Clerk.
J. B. DeNman, Treasurer.
AY. N. Henley, Polict? Judge.
J. E. North, Engineer.
1st Ward John Rickly.
G. A. S'hroeder.
2(Z Iran? Pat- Ha vs.
3d Ward J. Ramussen.
A. A. Smith.
t'olumbuN IOMt Office.
Open on Sundays irwin 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from -l::io to fi p. m. Business
hours except Sunday (S a. m. to ti P.M.
Eastern mails close at 11 a.m.
Western mails close at -i:l p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Lost Creek,
Genoa, St. Edwards. Albion, Platte
Center, Humphrey, Madi-on and Nor
folk, every day (except Sundays) at
4:X p. in." Arrives at 10:f5.
For Shell Creek and Creston, arrives at
It! M. Leaves 1 p. m., Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays.
For" Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
1 p. m Arri es at 12 M.
For Conkling Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 a. m. Arrives 0 u. ni. same days.
IJ. 1. lime Tuble.
6:25 a. m.
10:f." a. in.
2:15 p. m.
4:30 a. m.
2:00 p. m.
4:27 p. m.
0:00 p. m.
1:30 a. m.
Emigrant, No.C, leaves at
Passfiig'r, " 4, " " .
Freight, " H, "
Freight, " 10, '
Freight , No. f, leaves at .
Passeng'r, " :t, "
Freight, " !, " '
Emigrant. " 7. " " .
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 tin following schedule:
B. .t M. TIME TABLE.
.Leaves Columbus ." :-!." a. m.
" David City, ...
44 Staplehurst, ..
44 Pleasant Dale,
Arrives at Lincoln, .. . 11:45 m.
Leaves Lincoln at 2:25 p. m. and ar
rives in Columbus 8:30 p. m.
Makes close connection at Lincoln for
all point east, west and south.
O.. N. A B. H. ROAD.
Time Schedule No. 4. To take effect
June 2, 'SI. For the government and
information of employees only. The
Company reserves the right to vary
'herefrom at pleasure. Train daily,
Norfolk 7:2(5 a. m.
Munson 7:47 "
Madison .S:2(5 "
PI. Centre !l:4S
Columbus 4:35 v. m.
PL Centre 5:42 "
Madison " 7:04
Norfolk S:04 44
Columbus 4:45 r.M.
Lost Creek5:31 '
Genoa .. C:1C '
Albion 7:47 "
St. EdwardS:30 44
Genoa 0:14 "
Columbus 10:45 44
H. LITERS & CO,
"Wagon Bnildei s,
Xew Brick Shop opposite Ilrlntz's. Drus Store.
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.
fiSTSets a Flrt-C1M Table.
Meals, 25 Cts. Lodgings 25 Cts.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor.
tgTAYholesale and Retail Dealer In For
eign Wines Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
JgT Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street. Sfcstb of Depot.
TAR. CAKE, SCnOTTE,
Office at Dowty. Weaver fe Co's store.
A XDERSO 4c ROEIV,
BANKERS, Collection, Insurance and
Loan Agents, Foreign Exchange and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
rtOKEI.IIS Jc SUL,LITAIVt
ATTORN EYS-AT-L A W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
IT J. IHJUSOm,
12th Street, 2 doors wett of Hamaond Hoate,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
pvR. 91. D. XUVRSTOrV,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
iHICAtiO BARBER SHOP!
HENRY AVOODS, Prop'R.
I3JEverything in first-class style.
lsokeep the best of cigars. f16-y
r EGR A. KEEDEB,
ATTORNEYS AT LA W,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska.
r G. A. HULLHORST, A. M., M. D.,
UOMEOPATH1 C FHYSICIAN,
B3TTWO Blocks south of Court House.
Telephone communication. 5-ly
A TTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. AT. A. McAllister, Notary
"I . EVAJt'S, M. I.,
PHYSICIAN cfc SURGEON.
3T Front room, up-stairs in Gluck
building, above the bank, 11th St. Calls
answered night or day. f-6m
J. M. MACFAKLAND, B. U. COWDERY,
Att:rcy ai K:ty PaWe. Csllictar.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
r EO. K. 1ERRV,
JSTCarriage, houe and sign painting,
glazing, paper banging, kulsomining, etc.
done to order. Shop ou 13th St., opposite
Engine House, Columbus, Neb. 10-y
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, AVhips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
I.ARK & DREBERT,
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENTS,
Their lauds comprise some tine tracts
in the Shell Creek ATalley, and the north
ern portion of Plytte county. Taxes
paid for uou-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAAV, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
.o him. 248.
T OU1S SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, AVagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JSTShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. 25
AttXER St WE8TCOTT,
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 him a call.
TOXICE XO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
AVill be in his office 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. 567-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. T2 6mo.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
SSTScbiiz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on nana.
Drs. MITCHELL & MAETTH,
MEDlIil I SWL 'MM,
Surycons O., N. B. H. It. R.,
Asst. Surgeons U. T. R'y,
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havenad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fairprice6. Call and give us an oppor
tunity toestimateforyou. 57"Shop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co', store, Columbus, Nebr. 4S3-y
LUERS & HOEFELMANN,
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pumps Repaired on short notice!
t3T"One door west of Heintz's Drug
Store, llth Street, Columbus, Neb. S
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CHEEK HILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND AVnOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
O FFICE, COL UMB US, NEB.
Dr.. A. HEINTZ,
IBIS. HEDICIIES. 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 Midland Pacific
R. R. Lauds for sale at from 3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. AVe have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. AVe keep a
complete abstract 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 sack warranted to run alike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO.,
DEALER IK ALL KINDS OF
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
"WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
Goods Delirered Free to
part of the City.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. In style and
quality, second to none.
CALX. AND LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A &N. Depot.
The landscape steeped in drowsy lansft;an Mm;
A quiver ia tianiiarent waves, the aif
Enamels all the tcei.d; the spphire sku
Are flecked with cloudlets floating litre and
The elujeish pulse of life seem beatiag low;
The l'our is strangely still, no bird-soifcg float
From st'.rless branched where a while ago
Warbled nuch music from such happy throats.
Only a bee-sons, among clover sweats
Droned in the intervals of lazy fliyht,
A siiund mure sileut still than silence greets
My dreamy senses, and there floats in sight.
Then out of sight, a gaudy butterfly;
Asd from beneath a weed an insect trills
Bis one heart-sons, scarce louder ihsn a sigh;
If a sigh or eoug, his little heart it nil.
Soft waves of shade, with rifts of light between.
In silent ripples like a baby's smile
In sleep, stray up and down the meadows green.
Dappled with daisies; and 1 muM th while
With songleas. Btirless lips and folded hands.
And dream the spirit of this regal time
Comes gayly tripping from fair tropic lands
With ardent whittpen: of the sunny chm.
O plenitude of sweets! O summer noon!
O'er bee and bird, o'er weed and flower and me,
A wizard spell is wrought, but all too soon
The hour is fled, but not its ietrv
THE MERCHANT AM) THE BEGGAR.
A SCRAP OF REAL LIFE.
The story was told to me me by an En
glish gentleman, who could, and did,
avouch for its truth.
At a convenient corner of one of the
most popular thoroughfares of London a
poorly-lookiug, sad-faced, rugged mendi
cant had for a long time daily taken his
station seeking alms. A more woe-be-
fone man it would be difficult to find,
te was advanced in life he must have
been near three-score had been once
tall, and evidently of a commanding
presence; but he was now bent and trem
ulous, and seemed near to his end. No
jibes, no sneers, could move him to an
unkind retort; though tears were often
seen upon his cheeks when the finger of
scorn nad been pointed at him. He
stood there, at his post, from early morn
ing till late in the afternoon, craving of
all who passed a few pence to aid him in
sustaining his unhappy existence. And
many were the small gifts that fell into
his outstretched palm. His every Io-k
was a prayer, and his whole apjearauce,
from top to toe was an earnest supplica
tion. There was one man a young mer
chant doing a good business a happy
faced, handsome man who never pas3d
the old beggar without giving him some
thing; sometimes copper, but oftener sil
ver. For more than a year, or, for al
most two years, this gentleman had
passed the mendicant's stand daily, and
made his daily contribution. But the
day came, at length, when the merchant
passed without stopping without be
stowing his pittance of charity. He did
it once; he did it again, and again now
turning his face away as he passed that
comer; and that handsome face, which
had been wont to beam upon the beggar
with a warm smile, now wore a sad ex
pression, with never a smile upon it.
At length, when this neglect on the
part of the young merchant had been
going on for a week or more, the mendi
cant, one day, when none others were
near, stopped the gentleman as he was
passing, and spoke with him.
"Good sir you will pardon me the
liberty I take; but your conduct of late,
and your bearing, have puzzled me. You
used to be generous. Of late you have
failed to recognize me. Will" you tell
me why It is?
"With pain I tell you; but willingly,"
returned the gentleman, trying to smile.
"When I was prosperous, Ial lowed you
to share in my prosperity. Now that
saisfortune has befallen me you must
thare that also."
" What is the misfortune?"
"The failure of an Indian house at
Calcutta, which I had trusted heavily.
The managers failed,owingme ten thous
and pounds for money advanced, besides
several thousand more for goods. They
cannot pay a penny. I am trying to
struggle up from the blow; but friends
are scarce, and money hard to find. Yet
I hope to weather the storm. At all
events, I will try. And, my friend, you
shall know when I have met with suc
cess, for I will then remember you."
The mendicant cast a furtive glance
around, and then said to the merchant,
in a low, musical tone, vastly d liferent
from his usual wail:
"Will you, this afternoon, at half-past
six o'clock, call at Number Little Har
rington street? If you will do so, I think
you will meet a friend there."
The merchant said he would do so if
lie could make it convenient, aud then
went his way.
At six o'clock he asked himself if he
should go, as he had been bidden, to Lit
tle Barrington street, and, after a deal
of anxious cogitation, he resolved to 50.
Arrived at the number designated, he
pulled the bell-knob, and shortly a well-
dressed, polite servant came to the door,
and, upon having received his name,
ushered him into the hall, and thence
Into a spacious and elegantly furnished
drawing room, and there he met a gentle
man, tall and handsome, dressed in vel
vet and fine linen, who might have been
a general or an earl so far as outward
appearance went, and the visitor would
not have recognized him not a single
familiar feature would he have been
3ble to discover, had he not on that very
ay, met that same smile, and that same"
friendly beaming of the eye, in the old
mendicant of the street corner! Yes,
it was the begtrar himself, bow in pro
aria persona and a really grand and
handsome person he was.
They shook hands; the salutions were
brief; the vistor was too much of a gen
tleman to express great surprise, or to
ask impatient auestions: but the host did
not leave him long in doubt The first
salutations over, and the recognition com
plete and acknowledged, they sat down,
and the old gentleman spoke:
" You wonder to find me in this com
fortable house; and you may wonder
still more when I tell you that it belongs
to me not only it, but six others like it
In this street. You will see I am trust
ing you. In my youth I was poor enough,
yet well educated. My father was a
poor curate in the north of Yorkshire,
who educated me in his own study, and
at the age of eighteen sent me out to
gain my living. I entered into trade,
and for a little time flourished. I had
married young. Many years ago more
than a score I came to London, and my
rery first experience here was misfortune.
A friend whom I had trusted ran away,
carrying with him not only every penny
of my money, but robbing me of my
wardrobe. An old beggar who, twenty
years ago, stood on that very corner
where you have of late seen me, saw my
dejected look, and took pity on me. I
had given him generously when I had it
to give, and he had marked me. He
hailed me as I hailed you to-day,
and asked me why I was so sad arid
down-hearted. I told him my story. I
will not tell you all the conversation
that passed between us. He took me to
his home, and took me in hand to make a
beggar of me. I had seen my father
annonest, Christian, humble, God-serv
ing man absolutely suffering for the
necessaries of life, and I resolved that
the world should give me a living. I
would not because I could not rob,
but I could and did beg. Ere long
my teacher gave up to me the old cor
ner, and there I have been ever since."
" And now, sir, will you tell me what
sum you require to place you substau
tially firmly on your feet? "
" Ah ! " replied the young man, shak
ing his head dubiously for he fancied
that the old man might have thought of
helping him ' it would require at least
five thousand pounds."
The host smiled. Said he:
" Mr. B , I have confidence in vou.
Stop and dine with me, and I will let
you have the money. You shall have it
while you want it, and on your own
terms. Do not think I am wild. I have
made sure of your character; and I know
you to be an honorable, right-minded;
The young merchant, happier than he
had been for a loug time, at length sal
at the old man's table, where he was in
troduced to the wife and an only daugh
ter. The boat had told his guest thai
during his years of misfortune four chil
dren nad died. This daughter, now
nineteen, was his youngest, ami had
been spared to him. She knew not her
fathers business; and the guest had
been warned not to expose it in her hear
ing. After dinner the young lady sat down
at the piano-forte; and in the coure of
the evening Mr. B joined his voice
with hers in a duet. Before he left,
with a check for five thousand poundi
in his pocket, he had promised that ho
would call again.
In one month from that time tuq
young merchant asked the old mendi
cant for the hand of his daughter; ami
it would be hard to tell which was the
happier of the two the supplicant,
when he had been answered in the af
firmative, or the father, when he knew
that his beloved child had secured
for a life companion a man in whom ha
had, from the very first, felt a trust and
confidence which had grown stronger
day by day.
On the day that the nuptial contract
was signed the old beggar on the stree(
corner settled upon his daughter fifty
thousand pounds; and put away hij
rags and his bent shoulders forevei'
And the merchant, through a long and
prosj)erous career, found new cause, day
after day, and year after year, to bless
the fortunate misfortune "that had led
him to an acquaintance with the street
beggar! Ar. Y. Lcdijtr.
Suggestions fur Making War More
Are not discoveries possible which
should radically alter all the conditions
of fighting, and either render war im
possible or give certain victory to those
who dare face such destructive machines?
It is most improbable. The human race
has been studying the art of war for four
thousand years, and has discovered ex
ceedingly little, except the fact that an
explosive in a confined space will drive
a missile a long way. Thev have learned
to throw stones "scientifically. Since
Agincourt, man has improved on the
discovery of gunpowder, but has invented
nothing abolutely original. For thirty
years the most learned chemists, the
most inventive mechanicians, the most
scientific soldiers, have devoted their
minds to the subject, with a kind of fury
of eagerness prompted at once by the love
of fame, by patriotism, and by "the hope
of rewards which, to some of them, like
Mr. Whitworth, Sir W. Armstrong, and
Ilerr Krupp, have been granted with a
lavish hand, and they have discovered
nothing. They have made bigger guns,
and better shells, and more explosive
Eowder, aud have devised clever ways of
ceping the shells out, but that is all.
The way of killing soldiers is to fire lit
tle bullets through a small barrel; tho
way of destroying works is to fire big
bullets through a big barrel and this
is all. New explosives have been dis
covered, but no new way of throwing
them for the required distance. If shijw
ever touched, or nearly touched, as in
Nelson's time, we suppose a catapult
might throw a barrel of nitro-glycerine
which, exploding downward, would an
nihilate the enemy's vessel; but the ex
periment has never been tried. A ship
which approached so close could ram;
and such a barrel, not being driven by
an explosive, could be kept off by a wire
The only two directions in which even
dreamers can see a probability of much
change are the use of electricity or the
use of balloons, and of either the prospect
is very slight. AVe can do a great deal
with the lightning, but we can not throw
it, nor is it easy to conceive how it could
be darted, except through a conductor.
Mr. Urquhart's dream of the quiet savant
who fought the capitalists army without
weapons was original, but was only a
dream. The capitalists had mastered
the world, and the Proletariat rose in 1
revolt, resolved to die rather than be
pillaged longer. They had no weapons,
the capitalists owning all ; but as the
capitalists' army approached electricity
shot from unseen batteries, struck every
particle of metal used by the soldiers, and
the army perished assuddenly and silent
ly as that of Sennacherib. That is a
mere dream. It is just conceivable that
some Mr. Edison might manage so as to
establish a wire connection with an iron
clad that tho whole structure should be
full of death-giving electricity be, in
fact, a huge wire charged by a dynamo.
But it is only conceivable, as in the sim
ilar dream which has greatly interested
rome able mechanicians, if so arranging
mirrors as to concentrate intolerable heat
heat that would pulvarise a diamond,
at a considerable distance. The thing
could be done, we believe, so effectually
that the very ribs of an iron ship would
dibsolve into molten metal, but not at
any distance. In balloons there is a lit
tle, and a very little, more hope. It is
always a possibility that immense electric
force may be concentrated in such a
small space that a machine, supported in
the air by balloons, could be guided at
will; and if that were achieved, the con
ditions of war would, of course, be finally
altered. No cities could be defended
against a machine showering dynamite
shells, armies might be destroyed in a
few minutes, and all fortresses must be
subterranean structures. In practice,
battles would have to be foueht in the
air, and the survivors would 6e accepted
as irresistible" masters. But the more
experienced a man of science is, the .
more he doubts the possibility of making 1
an aerial machine independent of the
wind, or of usine balloons in war. excent
as he would use steeples or other high
points of observation. London Spectator.
Baron Hirsch, the manager and vir
tual owner of the Turkish railways, i
sending 5,000 Russian Jew at his "own
cost to the United States. It is a geaer
ous deed, and he can afford it. He ad.
mits having made 825,000,000 in fiv
years by the Turkish railwavs. Jf Y.
Cyrus W. Field's I'lutk.
The boy, Cyrus . Field, was not
Studious or meditative not languid or
dreamy. He didn't want to go to college.
He was active, shrewd, cunning, com
mercial. He is known to have whittled
out a willow whistle that wouldn't go
and traded it for a good jack-knife. "He
won't do for the ministry," said his
father, " I'll put him in a store." As an
infant he was an invalid so weak and
frail that his little body had to be sup
ported in a frame, in which he managed
to roll himself around the room; but he
recovered, and then he made up for tho
time he had lost,in preteniatur.il activity
and vivacity. When he was fifteen ho
went to New York and entered A. T.
Stewart's store as a clerk. Six years of
this was enough for him. When he was
twenty-one he set up as a paper manu
facturer. He had not learned the trade,
he had no experience in it, and he had
no capital, but he had pluck and restless
industry, and he succeeded.
Cyrus W. Field had a boyish theory
that $250,000 wjis enough for any man,
and so he registered various vows in vari
ous places that when he had made that
he would absolutely retire trom business.
When he was thirty-three he had reached
the prescribed goal, and he said to his
friends: " Now, behold how virtuous a
man can be!" He retired at any mte
he began to taper off by a six months'
tour to South America, in company with
the distinguished artist, Church. When
he came back he settled down as a retired
merchant for a week or two, and then
his empty hands began to be uneasy. He
suddenly got hold of the Atlantic cable
idea, or rather A. C. I., got hold of him,
and it shook him over the gulf of disas
ter and despair for twelve vears. He
subscribed $10,000 to it, then S20.000.
aud finally had to pay out 200,000, ami
Peter Cooper, Marshall O. Koberts and
Moses Taylor each as much more, merely
to get the cable to New Fouudland.
Then he raised $3,000,000 in England for
the Atlantic cable. The cable uroke in
mid ocean, carrying all his fortune with
it, and he came home and went into the
paper business again. He made another
fortune and put it at once into the im
periled scheme that so many other friends
were deserting sick at heart. In 18G5
the cable broke again. Still he persist
ed, raised .$3,000,000 more in England,
making SG,000,000 in all and at last suc
ceeded. I think he never went out of
business after that, and he soon found
that ten times the "sufficient fortune" of
his vouth was not enough. Chicago
The Red Deer.
To see the red deer to iwrfection, with
all his instincts sharpened and his keen
sen?e of danger quickened by the Lonely
existence which he leads on the moun
tains, the sportsman must visit the high
lands. Much of their wild country is
reserved for deer-stalking; vast moors
leading up to high ranges of mountains,
intersected by streams and "correls,
(the sheltered grassy valleys by streams,)
and often bordered by deep lochs, are
wholly given over to the red deer. A
strict supervision exercised over these
immense tracts of land by a good staff of
keepers; strangers and visitors are dis
couraged; sheep are kept away; every
precaution is taken that the deer may
not be disturbed by tho presence of many
people, and by noise, shouting and the
like. For if disturbed frequently, the
doer may, and often do, desert a whole
stretch of country for a neighlioring
march, where their tastes are more care
fully consulted. Miles of fencing, oc
casional lodges, and a distant peep at
deer on the sky-line beyond, are all that
ordinary travelers see of mo.-t of the
Scotch deer forest Inothers, especially
in the extreme north of the country, the
lessees are more liberal, end the public
may pass through at will on certain
leading tracks. In this case the deer
may often be seen at no great distance,
they are remarkably sensible animals,aud
soon know when a man is to be feared or
merely tolerated. Few more beautiful
sights can be discerned in these northern
deer forests than the behavior of the little
herds which run sportively along the
hills, or browse on the underwood, while
some grand-headed stag; or the presence
of a few hinds, with their fawns, lends
additional interest to tiie charms of wild
moorland and mountain scenery. Some
times the deer condescend to mix with
ordinary red and black cattle of the
country; but they cannot abide sheep
any more than horses care to be near
camels. We remember a fine stag which
evening after evening used to comedown
to the grassy end of Loch Assynt, where
the river Loanan runs into it at a place
known appropriately enough as Inchna
damph ("the cattle meadow.) The boys
and gillies of the neighlioring hamlet
amused themselves with stalking it, each
one trying to get nearer it undiscovered
than his friend. This was a very fearless
animal. As a rule, however, little can
be seen of the peculiar habits and in
Etincts of the red deer even in Scotland,
unless the visitor have access to and a
keeper's guidance through a regular for
est. Oentlemari's Magazine.
A venerable colored man invested in a
watermelon at the Central Market, and
was walking off to find a retired spot in
an alley when a brother of color hailed
" See here, Uncle Joe!"
"Ize in a hurry," replied the melon
man. ' But we boaf wote de same ticket,you
" Yes, I know, but watermellyons and
politicks doan' run togeder."
" I belong to your church, too."
" Dat may all be, but dis am no gin
'Say, Uncle," continued the other, as
his mouth continued to water, " we am
of de same race?"
"Sposin' we am. Doesde white folkses
whack up kase dey am all white?"
" I lent you half a dollar once."
"dats so, but I paid it."
"Won't you divide on de groun' of
" Look a-heah, sah 1" said the old man,
as he turned around, "you can't strike
de key-note, no way you can fix it not
on dis watermellyon! If you'll see me
later catch on sometime when Ize lug
pin' home a mushmelon wid one side
caved in sun thin' werry cheap an' soft
an you II put it on de groun of your
old wife bavin' de whoopin' cough an'
my ole wife havin de measles at de same
time, we'll sot down an' devour de big
ness in company. Go baek, sah go
right back!" Detroit Free Press.
Frank L. Gould, of Portland, Me.,
aged 22, died the other day of starvation.
He had a mother and three brothers and
sisters to support, and as he could get no
work, went without food to keep them
from starving. The sad case was dis
covered too Tate to save young Gould,
for he was attacked by gastric fever, and
died in great suffering. Boston Post
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL
Judge Tourgee is said to have cleared
the comfortable sum of $30,000 from the
sale of " The Fool's Errand."
Mrs. Lincoln died in the same house,
and within ten feet of the spot where she
stood November 2d, 1842 and was mar
ried to Abraham Lidcoln.
The name of the Rev. L. W. Bacon
appears in the list of contestants in a re
cent tub race at Norwich, Conn., his
craft crossing the line last and bottom up.
The death of Bishop Scott makes
Matthew Simpson the senior Bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, with,
William L. Harris, elected but ten years
ago, next on the list.
Grace Greenwood says that Garibal
di left a sadly divided family. 4t The
children of Anita do not harmonizo well
with the children of the easant woman,
Francesca, still less with the widow, her
self." A portrait of Benjamin Franklin,
painted in Paris, when he was ambassa
sador there, and brought to this country
by the first Mayor of San Francisco,
Capt. Bartlett, is owned by Mrs. Dr. Dit
6on, of Maiden, Mass.
Jack Slater and Philip Mann, sail
ors on Lake Erie, leaped from their ves
sel) at the same time at Erio
to make fast the hawsers. They were
brought face to face, and exchange of
greetings took place after a separation of
thirty years. They are Englishmen, and
were separated during the Sepoy war.
Miss Grundy: One lady tells of a
stunning engagement ring given by a
wealthy young German to his betrothed,
whose stepmother is a New Yorker. It
was no less than his first tooth set in dia
monds. They have been married recent
ly with great eclat in Germany.
An amateur of statistics has dis
covered that the smallest sovereign in
the world is the Emperor of China, who
measures only four feet three inches.
The tallest men are in the Hohenzolleru
family. The Emperor William is fivo
feet ten inches; the German Prince Im
perial, five feet six inches; Prince Fred
erick Charles, five feet seven inches;
Prince Charles, brother of the Emperor,
five feet nine inches, and Prince Albert,
nephew of the Emperor, six feet four
inches. N. Y. Graphic.
Christian Girardin, a German, about
forty-five years old, who has been leading
the life of a tramp in this country for
several years, has become heir to an es
tate worth $S0,000 by the death of his
father and mother in Germany. He was
traced through the efforts of Mayor
White, of Baltimore, and found a few
days ago on a farm alwut nine miles from
that city. He says he left home on ac
count of family troubles. He had in
his possession pictures of his father and
mother and a letter. Chicago Journal.
Mrs. Margaret Sanderson, relict of
the late Col. Henry S. Sanderson, and
the lady who made the Hag which in
spired Francis Scott Key to write "The
Star Spangled Banner," died in New
York recently, aged eighty-five years.
At the time of the bombardment of Fort
McIIenry in 1S12 Mrs. Sanderson, who
was only fifteen years old, made the Hag
out of costly silk with her own hands
and presented it to Col. George Arm
steau, the commandant of the fort, just
before the British apjteared in the bay.
1 Hiring the subsequent engagement the
flag fl ated over the fort and was seen by
Key while confined in the British man-of-wi
. After the war the flag was re
turns' to its maker, and the original
star-spangled banner is now one ot the
treaMivs of the
Sanderson family N.
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
Will the coming man shut the door
behind him? is the hit1 t inquiry. It is
to he hoped that he will; for the going
man seldom does.
It is said the war in Egypt will
nwe the price of mummies. People who
have not yet bought their winter stock of
mummies will regret to learn this. Nor
Unhappy Thought: Tommy "I
mean to be an astronomer when I grow
up!" Effie " What on earth will you
do with yourself all day long?"
Up in Missouri they are just begin
ning to break themselves of the habit
of holding up their hands every time a
stranger enters the car. Ttxas Sitings.
Sharks on the Atlantic coast are
unusually stupid this year. They grab
at an old suit stuffed with hay when a
school ma'am is not two rods oil". Detroit
Very few counts are now coming to
this country with hand-organs. Rich
American girls abroad catch them be
fore they can secure passage money
enough to leave home. New Haven
A lady at Long Branch has had such
luck in bringing about engagements be
tween young people that it is generally
believed she has worked in a match
factory at some time in her life.
The Concord School of Philosophy
has come to the conclusion that man haj
existed in his perfect stat' for the last
10,000 vears. Don't try to improve your
looks by wearing baboon whishers.
Detroit Frc Press.
An Au-tin couple were discussing
what name to give their recently arrived
infant. Let us name him after your
uncle who went to Kansas last year for
his health.'' suggested the mother. " I'd
like to name the boy after him, but how
are we to find out what name he goes by
now?" Texn Sitings.
" Now, my son," said a West Side
cabinet maker to his little boy, "you
must remember that sins are like nails
driven into a post. Repentance is mere
ly pulling the nails out, but the scars
the holes remain." " But, I say," inter
rupted the youth, " can't we kinder put
ty 'em up, as you do the worm holes in
the rotten bass-wood that you use to make
real English oak bed-room seta?" Chi
In the course of a lecture at New
Haven, the other evening, upon the
customs and religion of his race, Rev.
Thomas S. Dana, an educated Indian,
made this singular statement: "The
Indians never cook anything in the
house where thev live. They cook out
side, and they give as a reason that if
they cook inside the steam collects in I
their clothing and draws the lightning. '
Whether this is so or not I do not know, 1
but I know that an Indian wigmam ia j
never struck by lightning, and no Indian
has been killed in a hundred years." It ,
is quite possible that wigwams are seldom '
or never struck bv lightning; but why a
whole race shoufd be exempt wherever
they may roam simply because their low '
habitations don't attract destruction is, !
to say the least, hard to explain. New
The Dallas Timet rejoices over the
fact that the penny is to be the currency ia
use it, Texas.
Drinking rum was prohibited by toff
in Georgia as long ago as 1783.
A Montreal boy, while overheated,
drank ice-water which brought on lock
aw and killed him in eighteen hours.
Bertha Morgan, nine years of age, of
Wawa Farm, near Philadelphia, was
sold, actually sold, last week for $2,500.'
P. S. The charming Bertha is a cow.
They have got one of the First
Napoleon's veterans in jail at Portland,
and every effort will now be made to ruq
down Washington's last body-servant and!
chain him to a post.
Henry Delecnack and wife quarreled
while driving frojn Port Henry to
their home, near Essex, N. Y., the othei
afternoon. Delecnack finally shot his
wife, killing her instantly. They hava
been married only eight weeks and had
not lived happily. He had been drink
Laten Kendall, living at Corinth,
Saratoga county, N. Y., has eloped with
his former wife, from whom he was di
vorced sixteen years ago. She leaves
two children whom she has had by a
subsequent marriage, and takes two with
her. He leaves a wife and a son of 15.
The fireman at afire in Philadelphia
came across several kegs in a closet which
Imd nearly been reached by tho flames.
They were supposed to be empty, but
one man took the precaution to examine
them and found them full of powder.
The men ran out, but bravely carried the
A large number of Southern States
notably Texas, North Carolina and
Kentucky have local option laws where
by any county or community can sub
mit the question of prohibition to the
popular vote, while others prohibit the
sale of liquors outside of the towns.
The Fort Edward (N. Y.) Board of
Health, wishing recently to removelarge
quantities of saw-dust and drift-wood
that covered the river channel and ex
tended far out of the water, poured ker
osene oil on the rubbish, last week, and
setitonfire. The conflagration burned
briskly for two days, and presented the
novel and impressive spectacle of a river
James Generals, the oldest colored
man in Wilkesbarre, was honored not
many months ago by the attentions of a
lot of ghouls who insured his life in a
number of the "death-rattle" insurance
companies to the amount of $200,000.
James was so old that no one can tell his
age, but had enough vitality to outlive
all the companies iu which he was in
sured. William Kele, a farmer near
Huntsville, Ala., while going through
the woods in search of his cow, the other
day, was struck on tho head by a large
striped snake which swung dowu from a
lirnb in his path. The fangs of the rep
tile tore out a piece of the cheek, and
before Kegle got home his face was ter
ribly swoleii, and he died in a few hours.
The variety of the snake is unknown.
"Talk akuit your ice machines,"
said a New Haven woman to her neigh
bor over the fence, "why, if Mrs. Robin
son, round the corner, didn't treat me
cool enough to freeze ice cream this morn
ing." "Vhy,whatdidshesavr "Say?,
She didn't say anything, an(i thats just
what's the matter, and after I had taken
pains to send her word that she was an
Mrs. Jesse James is doing some re
markable things. She has sent to a
Philadelphia gentleman, Mr. Charles
Dovey, a watch stolen from him by her
husband two years ago in Kentucky.
Mr. Dovey did not know James at the
time, but recognized his portrait in the.
rogue's gallery afterward as that of the,
gentleman who led the party who asked.
him for the time o' day on that occasion.
Mrs. James requested a receipt for the
watch, and one was sent her.
A good story is told by a French'
paper of two provincials, a man and his
wife, who visited the Louvre in Paris.
" What struck you most at the Louvre ?" -asked
one of their friends, when they re
turned home and began to tell of the
wonders they had seen. " Oh." replied
the husband, " a picture which repre
sented Adam and Eve, with the apple
and the serpent." And 1m excellent
wife chimed in, " Yes, we found that
very interesting, because, you know, wa
knew the anecdote."
As a freight train was passing
through Walton, Ky., John Richy and
P. Norman sallied out of a saloon and
"Richy fired a revolver at the conductor
and two brakemen who were sitting on
the top of the caboose. John B. Carson,
one of the brakemen, wasstruck by a bul
let in the left side of the head and fatal
ly injured. He was taken to George
town, Ky., by his brother. Richy was
arrested and had a preliminary examina
tion, at which it was devefoied that
Carson was a " perfect stranger, sir," to
him, and no other reason is known for
what is called the "freak" of the pris
oner. Miss Delia Moncrief of Boston, an
elocutionist, was recently visiting North
Framingham, and while a heavy thun
der shower was passing was sitting with
others on the piazza of Postmaster J. S
Williams' house, which was struck by
lightning. She felt no shock, but now
finds that on her back is burned or
stamped by lightning, a perfect repre
sentation of the large elm tree which
stands within a few feet of -Mr Wil
liams' piazza and vrv near which she
was sitting at the tim. Two children
of the family were affected by the same
bolt, and one of them was rendered sense
less. The tree was not injured.
A Bonanza in Blood.
"Now, if I told you the cold fact that
I saw human beings in whose veins flow
the blood of all the five races into which
mankind is divided, you wouldn't be
lieve it, would you? And you would
wiy I never carried a little hatchet, using
mild language, wouldn't you?" said a
well-known histrionic gentleman, just re
turned from the Sandwich Islands, to a
reporter of the Chronicle last evening.
" No, I would not believe it," was the
" Well, here's the case, and it is a gen
uine one. The present Mrs. Brown, of
Honolulu, was born in the Hawaiian
Kingdom. Her father was part negro
gud part American Indian, and her
mother a native Hawaiian woman. In
Mrs. Brown's veins, therefore, flowed the
blood of three race? the negro, the In
dian, and the Malay So far, so good,
eh? Mrs. Brown's first husband was a
Chinaman; and a daughter by that mar
riage, now the wife of the Rev. Dr. Ly
man, a clergyman at Hilo, united in he
veins the blood of four races the yellow,
or Mongolia, being added to her mother's
mixed life blood. Now Mrs. Lyman is
the mother of children by a Caucasian
father, and don't that make those inno
cent little ones carry a very mixed kind
of blood, uniting, so to speak, all the
colors white, black, red, yellow, and
brown?" San Francisco ChronicU,
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