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VOL. XIIL-N0. 26.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 650.
ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY,
M. K. TTTfcltfEH, & CO.,
Proprietors and Publishers.
C. H. VasWyck, U. S. Senator, Neb
Ams SauXDERS,U. S. Senator, Omaha.
E. II. Valentine, Hep., West Point.
T. J. Majors, Contingent Hep., Peru.
Albinos Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
S.J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
JohnValHchs, Auditor, Lincoln.
G.M.Uartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C.J. Dilwortu, Attorney-General.
AV.W. W. Jones, Supt. Public liistruc.
C J.Nobes, Warden of Penitentiary.
yO,A"l.l,.e-'' ! Prison Inspectors.
J.O. Carter, Prison Phrsician.
H. P. Mathcwson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
Georj-e B. LakeJ Asgociate Judges.
Amasa Cold). j
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice.
FOURTH .imiCIAL DISTRICT.
G. "W. Post, Judge, York.
M. B. Heese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. B. Iioxie, Register, Grand Island.
"VYm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island.
State Senator, M. K. Turner.
" Representative, G. W. Lehman.
J. G. Higgins, County Judge.
John Staiiner, County Clerk.
C. A. Newman, Clerk Pist. Court.
J. V. Early, Treasurer.
I). C. Kava'naiu-li, Sheriff.
L.J. Crmer, Surveyor.
31. Mauer, )
Joseph Rivet, V Cc
II. J. Hudson, )
Dr. A. Heintz. Coroner.
J. E. Monerief Supt. of Schools.
J. R. Meagher, Mavor.
A. H. Coffroth, Clerk.
J.B. Delsmau, Treasurer.
W.N. Uentlcr, Police Judge.
J. K. North, Knirineer.
1st Ward John ltickly.
G. A. S"hroeder.
2d Ward Pat. Hays.
3d Ward.!. Rasmusscn.
A. A. Smith.
CoInmbuN Post Office.
Open on Sundays Irani 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from 4:30 to (! p. M. Business
hours except Sunday 0 a. m. to 6 p.m.
Eastern mails close at'll A. m.
Western mails close at 4:1." i.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Lost Creek.
Genoa, St. Edwards. Albion, Platte
Center, Humphrey, Madison and Nor
folk, every day (except Sundays) at
4:3Ti p. m. " Arrives at 10:. rM.
For Shell Creek and Creston, arrives at
12 M. Leaves 1 v. m., Tuesdays, Thurs-daj-s
For "Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
1 p. M "Arrives at 12 M.
For Conkling Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 a. m. Arrives C i. rii. same days .
U. . Time
at ... G:2." a. m.
" .... 10:itt a. in.
" . .. 2:irip. m.
" 1-30 a. m.
it.... 2:00 p. m.
44 4:27 p. m.
44 0:00 p. m.
Emigrant, No.G, leaves at
l'asseng'r, 44 4,
Freight, " 8, '
Freight, " 10, 4
Freight, No. .r, leaves at .
l'asseng'r, 44 3,
Freight. " !,
Emigrant. 44 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 schedule:
B. & M. TIME TABLE.
Leaves Columbus, 5:45 a.m.
44 Bell wood 0:30 44
44 David City, 7.20 "
44 Garrison, 7:40 44
44 Ulvsscs, S:25
44 Staplchurst, 8:55 44
44 Seward, s:.ii
44 Rubv !:50
44 Pleasant Dale, 10:45
44 Emerald, 11:10
A rrivpn t. Lincoln 11:45
Leaves Lincoln at i:s.) P. m. anu ar
rives in Columbus S:3) p. m.
Makes close connection at Lincoln for
all points east, west and south.
O.. N. & B. 11. 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
therefrom at pleasure. Trains daily,
Columbus 4:35 P.M.
PL Centre 5:42
PI. Centre 0:48
Columbus 4:45 p.m.
Genoa... 0:10 44
Albion . ..7:47 "
Albion . . 7:43 A.M.
Genoa !:14 "
H. LITERS & CO,
Sen Brick Shop oppooltf Helnti's Drue 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.
igTSets a. First-Class Table.
Meals, 25 Cts. Lodgings 25 Cts.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
yywholesale and Retail Dealer in For
eign "Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
13T Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lit MtrU Ssmtm f Dt.
R. CARL. SCIIOTTE,
Office at Dowty. "Weaver & Co's store.
.i:rso Ac roe,
HAN KEH5. Collection, Insurance and
Loan Aircnts, Foreign Exchange and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
pOR.EI.HJS c KUWEIT AI",
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
TT J. HUDSON,
NOTARY P UBLIC,
12th Street, 2 doors west of Hammond House,
-R. 31. . XIIIJKSTOJi,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations lirst-class and warranted.
1EIICAUO HAItHEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'R.
jgTEvervtbiiur in lirst-class style.
A No keep the best of cigars. MG-y
1 i:i: & RGEDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LA W,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska.
G. A. IIULLIIORST, A. Si., M. D.,
H OMEOPA Till C PlI YS1 CIA N,
SSTTwo Blocks south of Court House.
Telephone communication. 5-ly
A TTORNEYS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. "VV. A. McAllister, Notary
p 1. EVAHfS, 31. .,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
JST" Front room, up-stairs in Gluck
building, above the bank, 11th St. Gills
answered night or day. 5-0m
.1. M. MACFAICLANI,
1 A4.t:rD7 aailUtary PaH1:.
IJ. It. COWDKRY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MACFARIjAND & COWDBRS",
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
KO. i. DERBY,
JSTOrriage, honse and -Jign painting,
glazing, paper hanging, kalsomining, etc.
done to order. Shop on Kith St., oppoMtc
Engine House, Columbus Neb. 10-y
T II. R1JSC11K,
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harnpvs. Saddles, Collars, "Whins,
Blanket.-, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
LAKK Ac DRERERT,
LAND AND 1NSUXANCE AGENTS,
Their lands comprise some line tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion of Pl.-tte county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 21) y
Justice of 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
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JQTShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. -25
AftiiKR & WESTCOrr,
Arc 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, AVITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give nim a call.
NOTICE XO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief. Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the lir.t Saturday of each
mouth for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certilicates, anil
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. 507-y
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on l.'tth Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus Ne
braska. ."2 Omo.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
iSTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand. ffffl
Eleventh St Columbus, Neb.
Drs. MITCHELL & MAETYN,
kEDiciL i imm warn
Surgeons O.. N. & B. H. B. B.,
Asst. Surgeons U. P. R'y,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havehad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for you. 3rShop on
13tu St., one door west of Friedhof Jb
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pomps Repaired on short notice!
J5TOne door west of Ileintz's Drug
Store, llth Street, Columbus, Neb. 8
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK HILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
DRUGS. MEDICIIES. CHEMICALS.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand b;
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Uouor.l Agents for tlifi 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 five 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 price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residenco lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
"PILLSBOBY'S BEST t
Patent Roller Process
ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION,
Because it makes a superior article of
bread, and is the cheapest flour
in the market.
Every sack ivarranted to run alike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO.,
DEAI.KK IX 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 Delivered Free to amy
pnrt or Ike Clly.
1 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.
CAIJ. AMD LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. dN. Depot.
MK. Turner's Nominationfor Congress was by the Regu
lar Republican Convention.
Formerly Nebraska had but one congressman "andthe nomination
was made by the state convention.
Bythe last apportionment the state became entitled to three repre
sentatives in congress, and, by our legislature, the state was divided into
three congressional districts.
It became the duty of republicans in authority in the party organi
zation to act in the matter of making the calls for county conventions, to
nominate candidates in the several districts.
Strictly speaking, no authority outside of either district should inter
fere in a matter which belonged only to such district, and therefore the
state central committee, as such, had, properly speaking, no authority to
dictate to, or bind either district.
But, seeing that the time was late for the county central-committee-men
to come together, and, believing that if the members of the state
central committee from the several congressional districts should, as a
body, assume the authority of making the call for their district, thus
constituting themselves the congressionarcentral committee for the same,
that such action would be, not only justifiable under the circumstances,
but perfectly satisfactory, this was done at the meeting of the state cen
tral committee, July 6, 1882, at Lincoln.
The record of that meeting, as certified to by Mr. John Steen, secre
tary of the state central committee is as follows:
" Meeting of delegates of Third Congressional District, Neb. On
motion of , Hon. Crouuse elected Chairman. AVhitmoyer elect
ed Secretary. On motion of Dorsey, Fremont the place for congressional
convention. Motion of Erhart Thursday, the 7th day of Sept., at 2 p. in.
Representation same as state. Adjourned.
M. Whitmoyer, Sec'y."
All contending forces within the party recognized the authority of
this committee by making calls for county conventions under the same,
and by electing delegates as directed, and no objection was heard from
any source during the entire nominating campaign.
This brings us to the day of the convention at Fremont. On the
morning of Sept. 7th most of the delegates are present at the hotels and
on the streets, in response to the call of the committee.
Now, all men who know anything whatever of the laws of political
movements and the tactics of political captains, are perfectly well aware
that the ultimate results of a convention depend greatly upon the perma
nent organization of the same ; that this again is due in great part to the
preliminary organization ; and that those who work for success are not
unmindful of the advantages derived from being upon the central
committee, aud, moreover, in official position upon the same.
This was the first day in the history of the state on which a conven
tion was to meet for the nomination of a congressman alone, but interest
in the contest was by no means confined to candidates for congress with
their personal and political friends; candidates for various state offices
from governor down were on the ground, manifestly believing that their
chances of success in the state convention to follow depended greatly
upon their active participation in the work of this day.
No grass grew under the feet of any man who attended the conven
tion. All were greatly interested.
At about eleven o'clock the following circular was posted conspicu-
uusljr and circulated among tKo delegated :
All delegates to the Republican congressional convention of the
Third district will hand their credentials to the chairman of the Repub
lican congressional central committee in order that their names may be
entered on the roll for temporary organization. Rooms over post office.
Chm'n Congressional Central Com.
M. AVhitmoyer, Sec'y.
Fremont, September 7th, 1882.
Seeing that the organization of the convention might possibly go
against them, if the temporary organization was allowed to proceed un
obstructed (many of the delegates having passed their credentials to Mr.
Crounse, the Chairman of the Congressional Central Committee) the
following circular was concocted, by men present, printed and distributed:
"Whereas, The State Central Committee at its meeting for the
purpose duly passed a resolution authorizing and empowering the resi
dent member of the State Central Committee to call the Congressional
Convention of the Third Congressional District to order, and
"Whereas, S. B. Colson, of Fremont, Nebraska, is said member, and
is therefore the proper person to call such convention to order, I will
therefore call such to order at 2 o'clock p. m., of this day.
Dated Sept. 7th, 1882. S. B. Colson,
Resident Member of Rep. State Central Com.
"We, the members of the Republican State Central Committee, certify
that the above action was taken by the Republican State Central Com
mittee, and endorse the above call.
W. D. Mathews,
John A. Ehrhardt,
R. J. AVyman,
G. "W. E. Dorset,
Proxy for S. B. Colson,
O. B. "Willard,
Members of Republican State Central Committee."
"When it is stated that no such action was taken either by the State
Central Committee or by the Congressional Committee, and when that
statement can be verified by any one, by reference to the record as cer
tified to by Mr. Steen, Secretary of the State Central Committee, it ought
to be sufficient to convince all republicans that those who refused to
acknowledge the authority of the Congressional Central Committee in
the premises, by submitting to its Chairman and Secretary their creden
tials as delegates, so that their names might be entered on the roll for
temporary organization, did a wrong thing. For those who thus refused,
believing that the statements of this circular were true, and that the
persons whose names were thereto attached were worthy of confidence,
there is some shadow of excuse, but for those who did it, knowing that
the circular pretending to be signed by Colson, Mathews, Ehrhardt,
Wyman, Dorsey and "Willard, contained a statement that was utterly
fake, there is no excuse, palliation or apology; they simply deserve to be
stigmatized as tricksters of the worst kind, who would cheat to gain a
personal advantage, even at the risk of defeating the republican party at
the polls; the men who Anew this cheat were bolters, and will be held
responsible in case a democrat shall be elected to congress in this district.
This responsibility will be very largely shared by those delegates who
handed their credentials to the Chairman, Mr. Crounse, but who, from
some peculiar influence which was brought to bear upon some of them,
were afterwards induced to go into an irregular convention without their
credentials, and were there so received, taking with them some others,
with credentials, who had theretofore been undecided.
The delogates who recognized the authority of the Chairman and
Secretary of the Central Committee, and who confided in their word that
no such action as that set forth in the Colson circular had been taken by
the State Central Committee, acted as true, straight, fair-minded repub
licans; adopted a platform of principles in accord with the sentiments of
good republicans everywhere; unanimously selected M. K. Turner of
Platte county as their nominee for congress, and confidently ask the
republicans of the Third district to approve their action.
Of this Colson circular, the Kearney Press says: "Among the five
names attached thereto, was O. B. "Willard of Loup City and "Wyman of
North Platte. "Willard was at home, 200 miles distant, and a day's
drive from a railroad or telegraph station, and Wyman was 250 miles
MY OWN BRIGHT ROSE.
There are garden and gardens of roea,
AH beautiful, bright and sweot;
But, oh! not one do I covet
Of sU taut I chance to meet;
For the brightest rose
Is the otic that grows
In my own little home for me:
And wherever I go,
t'ull well do 1 know
No rose is so dear us she.
My Rose has eyes that are browner
Than ever were eyes of jrazelle.
And a heart that belongs to a woman
Whom we should trust long- and wctt.
Not far do I roam
From tho garden of home
Where my Rose is blootniinr for mo;
For the charm of mv life
Lies there in the wife
Who is fair aud sweet to -Jee.
So bud and blossom, ye ro-tes,
Where er the gardens grow.
Not sweeter your fragrant bloominfr
Thau the beautiful Hose I know.
Nor amongst you there
Is there bud so fair
As the bud, so dainty and wee.
Which my Ro.e, so sweet.
To make joy complete
Has bruught to my garden for mo.
AN AWKWARD PREDICAMENT.
I was dining one evening with un
friend Pascal, anil, as we sat over our
wine, he mentioned that lie had just re
turned from Strasbourg, where his atten
tion had been directed to the extensive
fortifications the Germans had erevted
since the city had come into their hands.
From this subject the conversation di
verged to the Franco-Prussian war, and
"By-the-bye, I was in Paris during the
Commune, and on one occasion met with
rather a curious adventure."
"What was it?" I inquired.
"1 will tell you." he replied. "You
are aware that'the firm of which I am a
memb&r has extensive dealing with vari
ous French commerchtl houses. Shortly
after the siege of Paris was over, I went
there, aud had not been in the city more
than a week or ten days before the in
surrection which resulted in the estab
lishment of the Commune broke out.
After the Versailles troops had made
themselves masters of Paris, hundreds of
unfortunate wretches were ruthlessly
shot, but little trouble being taken to
discriminate between the guilty and the
innocent. For several days it was not
safe to venture into the streets; but at
last I made my way to the local prefect
ure and obtained a pass to leave the eity.
On the following evening, at the railway
8t.ition, I found that each passenger's
passport was subjected to a rigid scrutiny.
Miue, however, being perfectly en rcijte,
I was allowed, after onlv a brief interro
gation, to pass on to the platform. I
tuok a seat in a coujte, the only other oc
cupant of w hieh was a lady dressed in
deep mourning. She was a tall and
rather good-looking woman. I bowed
slightly on entering the carriage, as is
the custom in France, but no word was
spokeu by either of us for some little
time. Presently my travelingeompanion
took out her watch. A slight exclama
tion of vexation escaped her, ami. turn
ing to me, she said: .
"Pardon, Monsieur can you inform
me what o'clock it is? 1 find that my
watch has stopped."
"Just twenty miuutes past nine,
"After a brief paue, she said:
"Monsieur is English: is it not so?"
"Now I rather pique myself upon the
correctness of my accent, so I w:us
slightly annoyed at the speunei icatu
conclusion that I was a foreigner. I
therefore simply bowed. With a French
woman's intuitive tact, my companion.
Eereeiving that my amour propre was
nrt, hastened to add:
"Monsieur speaks our language ad
mirably, and his accent is, if I may be
permitted to say so. thoroughly Parisian.
But there is a "slight intonation which
led me to believe that he was a for
eigner." I could not resist the compliment, and
"Madame flatters me !'
There was silence between us for a
few moments; and then my companion
said, rather abruptly, as I thought:
"Monsieur, may I venture to solicit a
favor at your hands?"
"If madame will indicate the nature
of the service she requires of me," I re
plied, guardedly, "I will inform her
whether or not it be in my power to
"It is simply, Monsieur, that, if when
the train stops at am- station, we are in
terrogated, you will have the goodness to
declare that I am a lady well known to
you and traveling under your escort."
"But, madame," I began with sur
prise, when she interrupted me bv say
ing: "Monsieur, you need be under no ap
prehensions that you will compromise
yourself by acceding to my request. It
must appear to you an extraordinary
one, I admit, but reasons I am not at
liberty to explain render it desirable for
me not to be supposed to be traveling
"But you would have traveled so had
I not bj- pure chance entered this com
partment," I said.
"That is true: and it is a most fortu
nate accident which has given me mon
sieur for a fellow traveler," was the quick
I reflected a moment before I again
spoke, and I made a shrewd guess at the
motives which had actuated my fair
companion in making the proposition
she had just addressed to me. She ap
peared a resolute, determined woman,
and it was, I thought, more than pos
sible that she had played a part during
the Commune which "rendered it abso
lutely essential to her safety that she.
should escape from France". Chance
having thrown us together, the idea had
evidently struck her that, by represent
ing herself as a lady under the escort of
an Englishman, suspicion would be less
likely to attach to her than if she were
found traveling alone. In any case I
could not see that I ran any very serious
risk by acceding to her" request, so I
"I will do what you require of me,
madame, relying upon your promise that
no ill consequences will arise from my
" I thank 3-011 most sincerely for your
very great kindness, Mousier," was the
response; and then no more was said
until we reached the station.
When the train stopped I perceived
several men iu the uniform of the French
police upon the platform, and observed
that they went up to one carrirge after
another and interrogated the occupants.
As they were approaching the one in
which we were, my fair companion sud
denly changed her seat for the one next
to mine, threw her arm round my neck,
and rested her head lovingly upon my
shoulder. I was dumb with astonish
ment and mortification at this, as I con
sidered it a most outrageous proceeding,
and was endeavoring to free myself from
the unwelcome embrace, whea one of
the officials came up to the door of the
compartment, and," perceiving, as he
supposed, the affectionate relations ex
isting between the lady and myself, said
politely, but with an ironical smile:
" Pardon, Monsieur! Do not disturb
yourself.' Thea, iurniag to bis com
rades; he added: " He whom we seek i
clearly not there."
Here was a nice situation for a hus
band and the father of a family?4 No
sooner had we resumed our journey than
I said, with considerable indignation:
" I am surprised at your conduct,
madame. 1 accepted in good faith your
assurance that you would not compro
mise me; but 3-011 have done so, and
mwt jeriousby. If the knowledge of
what has occurred were to reach my
wife I should never hear the last of it."
" Monsieur is married then?" was the
quiet reply, the speaker appearing
amused rather than ashamed.
" I am," I rejoined, briefly.
" Monsieur," said ny- companion,
after a brief pause, in a graver tone:
" I am under too serious an obligation
to you to permit that 3-ou should remain
uuder a misapprehension which causes
3'ou uneasiness. I cm afford v'ouavcrj
simple explanation of what, at present,
appears an inexcusable indiscretion."
"Yes. Convinced that I am speak
ing to a man of honor and a gentleman
incapable of betraying me. I will frankly
confide to 3011 that I am not, as 3-ou sup
pose, a woman."
"Not a woman!" I exclaimed, with
astonishment not unmixed with in
crcdulity. "No! I have assumed this dress to
facilitate nn escape from Paris. Briefly,
monsieur, the circumstances are these." I
held a commission as Colonel of an In
faiitr3' regiment during the Commune,
and, although I had no share in the ex
cesses b- which it was disgraced, the
mere fact that I had been iu its service
would be sutli -ient to seal niy fate were
I to fall into the hands of the existing
Government. For some das past I had
been concealed in the hou.e of 1113- sister.
This morning she applied for and ob
tained a pass authori.inr her to leave
the city. This, as arranged, she handed
to me;and. anTied with it antl clad in fe
male attire, I succeeded this evening in
evading the vigilance of the authorities.
The attitude I as-uined toward you, and
for which I apologize, was the inspira
tion of the moment, when I perceived
that the passengers were being examined,
as I judged that it would disarm sus
picion. Hitherto my disguise has served
me well: and. if 3-ou will only permit me
at Calais to represent nryself as a ladv
under 3'our escort, I have ever' hope of
being able to reach England in safety."
I did not like this proposition at al.l
It might prove a veiy serious matter for
me were 1113- companion arrested, since
I should find myself most probnb'
charged with being accessory to the
escape from justice of a notorious Com
munist. Yet. on the other hand, to re
fuse might cause the sacrifice of the poor
fellows' life. After a few minutes de
liberation therefore, I said:
"It"3-ou will give me 'our word of
honor that, in the event of your falling
iutoihe hands of the authorities, you will
under no circumstances reveal the fact
that I am aware of -our real character, I
will render 3-ou all the assistance in niy
"That is fair," was the repl3'; and I
pledge 3-011 my word as a Frenchman
and a soldier that 1 will exactly observe
the condition 3-011 have imposed.'
"Nothing more was said on the sub
ject, and we arrived at Calais without
aught having occurred to cause as un
.:w'iims After a brief detention at the
pier while our passports were oeicg ex
amined, we walked on board the mail
boat together, my companion leaning
affectionately upon 1113- arm. It was a
relief to my mind, and must have been
still more so to his, when, at last, the
packet cast loose from the shore and
fairly started on her vo3'age across the
Channel. When we arrived at Dover,
the ex-Colonel, after warmU" thanking
me for the service I had rendered him.
bade me adieu; aud and I have never
seen him since." Family Herald.
Mr. Lorillard doesn't seem to have
ver3r good luck this 3"ear in England.
The reason is that Mr. Lorillard is too
smarfr He thinks he is going to teach
these chaps racing tricks on this side
of the water. The truth is that they
knew all about his st3"le of work when
he was in swaddling clothes. I have
just learned the inside of the Dec
ease. U a man enters two horses for
a race in England he is expected to
declare his winner long enough before
hand so that those who are in the ring
ma3' shape their bets. Now, Mr. Loril
lard had (Jerald and Sachem in the Der
by, and he let everybody suppose he had
marked Gerald to win, when, in reality
that horse was merely- to cut out the
ruuning while S:ichem was to be saved
for the final dash. Lorillard's agenU
here let it remain with Gerald as winner
up to the last moment, and then de
clared Sachem. M3-! jveren't the others
mad? They swore a high and mght3
oath that Sachem should not win and
he didn't, though it was perfectly evi
dent to those who saw the finish that he
was b3' all odds the best horse in the
field. In addition to his being badh
ridden and not let go until too late, there
were two jocke3'3 in the race who had
orders to cross him if he came up, even
if their own horses got ruled out for foul
ing. This was the way the English horse-
owners took of teaching the American not
to be so fresh. I reckon he will be more
careful another time, and not want to do
all the betting tliat is back of his horses
when the3 win. Gerald and Sachem
were entered for the Sandown Derb3'
3-esterday, but Sachem was scratched,
and Gerald ran. He did nobl3' at first,
running a dead heat with the two others
in the race; but in the second heat he
weakened, and lost the race b3' a couple
of lengths. This seems to be a good
3-ear to back Lorillard for a place, but
not for winuer. Only the horses he has
discarded and sold to Englishmen are
doing great things. Passaic, thrown out
of the Lorillard stable because he was
thought to be no good, caught one race
a while back, and bids fair to do better
'etas the season goes on. Old Wallen
stein, the sturdy racer, who won mauy
good contests in America, was sold out
of the Lorillard collectiou last season be
cause he was judged to have outgrown
his period of usefulness. Well, he has
won even-thing he has tackled up to the
present time, including the Manchester
cup. His present owner paid Lorillard
$2,250 for him, and has won thus far
nearly $80,000 on his performances
alone. This shows what Lorillard's
judgment amounts to or the judgment
of his agents, which is just the sane
thing. Luck has pulled him along a.
good while on the turf, in spite of his
smartness, but it begins to look as
thotigh he was about done on this side
of the water. No turfman in the world
is so thoroughlv detested as Pierre Loril-
lard in England. Folks refuse to be
lieve that he is a square man. London
Cor. Chicago New.
We arc all of us liable to commit
Mnaders; but it is only the wise
profit by then.
EpitaoU for the sfriag lamb Peas
to his haskea.
Balloas and Comets.
At a meeting of the Balloon Society,
M. Wilfred de Fouvielle delivered a
interesting lecture on "the Component
Parts of Comets." The lecturer was an
nounced as editor of the French scien
tific periodical U Elcctricitt. and author
of several works on comets, including
a description of his midnight observa
tion, from a balloon, of the last comet
of 1881. In the course of the evening'
the first suggestion of a Balloon Society
for London was attributed to him. He
began by citing Mr. Spottiswoode. the
President of the Rxn'al Society, for the
statemeut that the onlv accurate method
of studying the stars was by means of
balloons, which opinion the same high
authority backed by strongly recom
mending their use for astronomical pur
poses. The lecturer suggested that the
sudden discovery of a great comet close
to the sun during the recent eclipse was
a fnrther reason for supplementing the
telescope. That was not the first in
stance, he added, of the kind, for 1,800
years ago Seneca ( Nat Quest. VLI. 20)
stated that Posidonins observed the
transit of a large comet across tho solar
disc during an eclipse. Pingre identi
fied the eclipse with that observed by An
axagoras in B. C. 4(J2. Reflection
showed that inspiteof thegrowingnum
ber of our observatories, a vast number
of like objects must escape notice, owing
especially to clouds often of quite incon
siderable density. In these cases bal
loons were of the greatest use, as he him
self experienced iu a free ascent during
last winter. He was astonished at find
ing that a cloud, which had been hover
ing over Paris for more than three weeks
aud turning day into night, was but a
few huudred feet thick. The method of
observation from balloons was applica
ble not only to the discovery of comets
but also to the inferior planets, the zodi
acal light ami the Aurora Borcalis. As
to comets, the most likely ancient the
ory of their nature was that of the I'3'th
agoreans. who imagined a comet to be a
dYaphano!5 bffllv. which had often been
compared to the gias- globe" Site'l with
water, used by horologists to concentrate
the light of a lamp on their work. These
ancient astronomers regarded this trans
parent sphere as traveling in its orbit
through the celestial expanse and con
centrating behind it the solar rays. It
had been objected that no such ball of
gas as M. de Fonvielle deemed almost
even comet's nucleus to be could exist
in space without being absorbed, and
that the comet's tail must be part of it
substance, growing as the head dwindled
at perihelion, and conversely. These
objections the lecturer dealt with in de
tail, arguing that there was no more ne
cessity forthe dissipation of the comet's
gaseous nucleus than for that of our own
planet's atmosph -re. In discussing the
second objection he spoke of the beards
of comets as well as their tails; these
beards, projecting in a direction opposite
to that of the tails, ami darting toward
the sun instead of aw:iy from it, were
a puzzle, he said, to most of the parti
sans of the materiality of the tail. But
on the optical theor3 all was consistent.
No diaphauous bol3' would allow of the
whole of the light being transmitted di
reetly through it. There must be a short
refraction as well as reflection, so that a
comet having a tail by reflection must
also have generated a heard by retrac
tion, and these two opposites must be
cuiiipiiinciiuiij tv invi. ..i..- t,. r
the principal objects of balloon explora
tions would be to investigate this corre
lation which generalh escaped the no
tice of land astronomers, because the
beards, projecting in the direction of the
sun, must be more di!h-tilt to detect than
the tails, which receded from it. and
could not be examined except underthe
most favorable circumstances. The most
reasonable explanation was that the
comet lighted up the heavens just as our
seneoasts were Iiguted up I3" an electric
lamp whose rays were projected by a
revolviug mirror. Lotulon Times.
What Shall We Drink in Hot Weather
The thirsty season of the 3'car has ar
rived and the summer drink is iu de
mand. The refreshing gurgle of the
soda fountain is as invigorating to the
thirst3 soul as the bee of the desert tell
ing of water near. What will 3011 have,
ginger ale. root beer, birch beer, a new
and most delicious compound, nectar,
mead, plain soda, ice cream soda, a
drink that combines one ice cream and
one soda in a moonlight sonata of per
fect harmony, spruce beer, plain lemo
nade, lemonade with berries and sliced
pineapple, lime juice, and all the
different sodas, coffee, soda, rasp
berry, strawberry, lemon, pineap
ple, ginger and other flavorings?
Then there are iced mineral waters, cor
dials and tonics without iiiiinbM and an
old-fashioned drink which is getting
scarce, buttermilk. Iced tea and collee,
iced milk and koumiss or milk cham
pagne are all summer's cooling beve
rages, and that cheap but popular fizz
known as pop, 150 eases of which were
consumed on the fair grounds in this
cit3 last week. There are a number of
cooling harvest drinks which are made
in the firmhoiise home; brewed hop
boer. ginger beer, dandelion coffee and a
boiled compound of water, molasses
and ginger, when cold, is a very
grateful drink. No intoxicating liquors
should be indulged iu during the hot
months. They are made in the most
seductive manner under such fascinating
names that the3" invite investigation
and with so much fruit sugar and
mint that the modicum of liquor
seems lost, but to main a one
they are dangerous attractions.
'There is death in the pot." The al
ready heated blood receives more fuel,
the appetite craves more refreshing and
a weariness aud latitude of spirit suc
ceeds to the slight intoxication of sherry
cobbler or mint julep.
It is estimated that of all artificial
drinks the numerous root beers and gin
ger ale beverages are the least hurtful
and the most refreshing. Ice water
taken copiously produces headaches and
con - ion which are laid to other
cau Iced milk is very indigestible.
Blackberry cordial, ginger cordial and
raspberry vinegar are pleasant anil safe
summerdrinks. Detroit Post and Trib
une. A New York Judge the other day
sentenced a young man to ti years im
prisonment for counterfeiting, whom he
had before him. together with the 3'oung
man's father several years ago, when
they were convicted of this same crime.
He sentenced the father to six years im
prisonment, but the boy he only fined
one dollar. The lesson had no effect and
the son followed his father both in his
crime and its punishment.
The latest novelty in minerals, says
the Reno (Nev.) Gazette, is found iu the
mountains south of the Humboldt House.
It is a pocket of crystallized quartz,
bearing silver, gold, lead, and antimony.
The crystallization seems to be complete,
and the mineral is very strong in it.
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