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VOL. XIII.-N0. 39.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 24,-1883.
WHOLE NO. 663.
pOKKIII Ac ii:JLITA5u
rp.stalra in Uluek Building, 11th street,
Above the New hank.
TT J. IIIJI,
' XO TA 11 Y P UltLI C.
12th Stret-1, i iloon. went or Hammond House,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
K. M. 1- TUBBSTO.',
Office over corner of 11th and Xorth-st.
All operation, nnt-class and warranted.
HM'AtiO KAKHKIt MIIOF!
ILEX It Y WOUD. I'iwi-'i:.
jgrEverytbinn in lir-l-class style.
lo keep the best of oigars. .db-
, BKR Jt KKISUBH,
ATTOltXEYS AT LA W,
Office on Olive St.. Columbus -Nebraska.
O. A. HU.LHOKST, A. M., M.D.,
HOM EOl'A Till C I'll YS1 CI AN,
3TTvvo Block south of Court House.
Telephone eonimunication. ''
A TTORXE YS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ins Tilth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
.1 M. MACFAKI.AMN " COWUKKV,
Attant? :7 W e. Cdli. jr.
LAW ANI COLLECTION OFFICE
Co6w, : Nebraska.
l KO. Ji. UKIWI1.
M INT Eh'.
S2T'arri:ij;e, house and -Iin painting,
iilazim?, paper hunKing, kHlsoiniiung, etc.
lone to order. Shop on KM fi M.. 'li;'te
Engine House. Columbus Neb. '
Hth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collar,, Whips,
lllanket-, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible price.. Repairs
irmptly attended to.
LAND AND INSURANCE AG ENT,
His land coinpii-e some tine tract
iu the Shell Cieek Valley, and the north
ern portion ol 11 tie county. -Taxes
paid for non-residents. Sali-iaction
jruaranteed. -" J"
Justice of the Peace and
ATl'OUNKY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. It.-He will j;ive
close attention to all business entrusted
.o him. S.
T OUIS SCHItEIllEU,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Busies, Wasjoiis, etc, made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JjSrhop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. "-J"'
iT AUX KK fc W KSHOTT,
Cll FCK E RED HA HX,
Are prepared to turnish the public w'th
good teams, busies and carriage- for all
ocrasions, especially for funeral-. AUo
ennduct a feeil and sale stalde. I!
fAMES PEAKS AM.
IS l-KKI'AKKP, Willi
F1MST - CLASS APPA It A TITS.
To remove bouses at reasonable
rates. Uive 11 i III a (Mil.
JOTiC.R 'I'O Ti:Afl:KM.
J. B. Monorief. Co. Supt..
Will le in bis office at the Court House
ou the first Saturday of each
mouth for ihe purpose of examinimr
applicant, for teacher's eertilictite.. and
for the tran-actton of any other hii-ine.
pertainiii'.r to schools. .r-.I7-
OI.ltflHI'S lA"liB.X- CO.,
COLUMBUS, - XE1L,
Packer- and Dealers in ali kinds of Hojr
product, ci-b paid tor Live or Dead Hog
itrecror.s-.-K. H Henry, Pit.; John
"Wiggins. Sec. and l'rea-.: I.. (Jet raid, S.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimate- -upplied for either
frame or brick building-. Uoml work
guaranteed. Shop on 18th Street, near
$t. Paul Lumber Yanl. Columbu-, Ne
braska. o-J timo.
1.T. Martyx, M. D. K. scnf. M. I)..
v Denlschtr Artz.)
Drs. MARTYN & SCHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeon-, Tnion Pacific and
O., N.& B. U.K. R's.
COLUMBUS. - NEBRASKA.
IF;ies, Ales. Cigars anil Tobacco.
j3JSchilz"s Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on band.jg3
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
fair prices. Call and srive us an oppor
tunitytocstiraateforyou. j5T"Sliop on
13th St., one, door west of Friedbof ,t
fnV. store, Columbus. Nebr. 4S3-V
COLILMBUS FLAX AX!) TOW CO.,
Are prepared to receive and pay $3.00 per
ton for srood clean llax straw (free from
foreirn substances) deliveied on their
grounds near the Creamery, in Colum
COLUM BUS FLAX .t TOW CO.,
GEO. SMITH. Ag'L
Columbus, Dec 5, 1882. 32-3ai
National Bank !
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
A. ANDERSON, 1'rrs't.
SAM'L C. SM ITH, Vice Pres't.
. T. KOEN, Cashier.
.1. W. E.VULY,
Foreign ami Inland Exchange, Passage
Tickets, Heal E-tate, Lo.m anil Insurance.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMJ1 US, NEB.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Oeneral Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale At from $.Q0 to $10.00
per acre for c:h, 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
re-ideueo lots ir the citj . "We keep a
complete "abstract oT title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Patent Roller Process
ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION,
Hecause it makes a superior article of
bread, and is the cheapest flour
iu the market.
Ecrry sack warranted to rim alike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO,
Union Pacfic Land Office, 1
On Lony Time and low rate
AU wlshimr to buy Kiil Road Land,
or Improved Farms will ilnd it to their
advantage to call at the U." I. Laud
tillice before lookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on commission; all persons wish
ing to sell farms or unimproved laud
will find it to their advantage to leave
their lands with me tor sale, as my fa
cilities for atlecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make tina!
proof for all parties, wishing to get a
patent for their homesteads.
jSfHeury Conies, Clerk, writes aud
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Vgt. I". 1 Land Department,
C21-.V COLUMUUS, XEB
PEALKR IX ALL KINDS OF
I KEEPCOXSTAXTLY OX HAXI) A
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
faood Delivered Free (o any
pnrt ef he C'ily.
I A.M ALSO AG EXT FOU THE CEL
Farm aud Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. In style aud
quality, second to none.
CALL AND LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. & 21. Depot.
Hbrh on the granite wall the bntMera. to'llnjf,
Heav-d up tbe massive blocks and sliba to
With swart and streaming brows and straining
Under tbe Summer's blaze.
And blgber yet, amid tbe chills of Antumn,
Tier upon tier and arch on arch aro-;a;
And still crept upward, coldly wearily,
'Mid Winter's sifting snows.
From stage to
stage upsprings tbe master
chiding here and
Scanning, with scrutiny severe and rigid.
Each lusty laborer's share.
Anon his voice to those most distant shouting
Through the hours. trumpet makes h.s
Or utters words like these to rouse and
"Build well, my men, build well!
"Tbe ropes are strong, and new and sound the
The derrick's beams are equal to the strain:
Unerring are the level, line and plummet;
Let nought be done in vain!
"Build that these walls to coming generations
Your skill, your strength, your laitbfulncss
That all may say, as storms and centuries test
Tl.e menof oldbuilticdl!"
And ever thus speaks the great Master Builder
To us, where'er our journey-work' may be:
"What'er the toll, the season or the structure,
Build well-build worthily 1"
S. tf. Bniicn, in Our Continent.
THE PRICE OP A PICTURE.
Snow, snow, snow! All the morning
over that peaceful, little Irish town it I
had fallen steadily, uncompromisingly.
It blotted out the fair, rolling landscape,
the holly-bright hedges. Even that far
famed niouuta n, the Devil's Bit, wore
two prett-, pearly caps.
Such a bitter storm! A keen easterly
wind had set in. It was blowing fierce
ly, chilling one to the bone, dashing
snow like sleet in one's teeth.
The little group gathered round the
bright turf fire in the principal village
store, elevated their hands and brows in
"B'ys," cried a new-comer, "I've
heern ez how Bennett is goin' to turn
out the Widdv O'Neil. Bad scran to
" The Lord betune us an' all harrum!
Shure, not U-Uay, Larry, boy in this
"1 don't know," doubtfully. "He'd
do it quick enough. Ah," with a sip of
his potheen anu a slow retrospective
nod of the head, " it doe.sn" tseem mor'n
yisthftrday whin that same Widdy
O'Neil was the Colleen Dim. an the
purtiest slip of a girl in the three par
ishes. How the lads 'ud Hock in to see
her from Loughrea an' Rossthubber.
proud as a King the wan of them she'd
lling a smile to! Many the foine b'y'a
heart she sthole, an' whin he'd beg her
to kape it, she'd just laugh an' shake
her head. Bnt one day who came up
from Ballisthore to the fair but young
O'Neil. Then she changed her ways a
bit. an' no woadther! Seeh a sthraight,
rollicking young fellow as he wor, with
hair broight as a pikawn an' eyes all
blue an' fearless-loike."
He paused a moment, for fear bis
steaming glass should grow cold.
"Go on, asthore!" one of the women
" I'm thinkin'," rousing himself with
a shake, "of one noight Sir Gaston gev
a ball to his tenantry. He was younger
an' better-lookin' than he is now, oy
eleven years. I stood be the dure an'
looked on. He
cam' down the long
room a-sorapin" an' a-smirkin' in his 1 with regard to manv species of knowl
foine black clothes and smart jewelry, edge not taught "at home or in the
Whin he wint sthraight up to the Col- J schools he does know as much. There
leen Dhu we looked at aicli other, an' j are now but two schools where man
turned to watch 'em. mcanin'-loike. ners are exacted from the striplin-
We knew he'd been a-follerin' her the army, the navy, and to acertainex
mor 'n a man of his sort should loller a tent the merchant marine. In the lat
peasaut girL I kin see her this minit ' ter the traditions of the sea service re
ez she stood laughin' an' talkin' wid quire the bov to acknowledge the ques
young O'Neil. She had on her best i tion or command of lhe officer by aa
white muslin gown, an' a kerchief "Aye. ave. sir!" On shore the boy, and
crossed, innoceut-lookin', on her bosom, especially the boy of business or of the
Her lips were smiliu'. Her .shinin' eyes office., hardlv deigns a reulv when snnlr-
were black ez sloes. Her cheeks were
brighter 'n the holly-berries in her
hair. He asked her for the honor of
the first dance, an' the rich, plain-feat-
ured young London lady he was en-
gaged to, a-sittin' al the end of the hall
all the while. The Colleen turned to
her head held ez. high ez ye plaze.
She was sorry, but she had promised it
to Mr. O hetl. Wid that his face got J If employers would sometimes adopt
all angiy and white-loike, but he the Haroun a! Raschid fashion of dis
laughed. 'Niver moind,' sez he, I miisinar themselves and nnrn-u-hino-
' break it!' Ye should ha' seen how the
Colleen Dhu drew herself up atf looked
ri mm ez. 11 sua was uueen
4 1 couldn't. Sir Gaston, an' I
wouldn't if I could.' And wid that shfr office bov or clerk who has spoiled more
slips her hand in O'Neil's an' walks t than one" business transaction and ure
away. He looked after them, his eyes vented the growth of many a prospective
glarin. his face white ez ashes.
i.ir. r..A,-. . ,i.:. -. i u..
faith I was proud of a Tipperary girl
They all knew the rest of the storv.
Of. the ten happy years spent by the
lt Innn I Km ic I I Aim '
V'l .-! -4It K.t iii;ii
s Wile, in their '
pretty rose-wreathed home, the rent of
which was always too promptly paid
for complaint; oi ner nusnanu's death
. a " " w
one year ago, anu ner uesperare strug
gle since, to keep life into herself and
children. This month the rent had not
been forthcoming, and to-day within
the cosy, straw-tlmtched cottage the
bailiffs were al work.
"Mot to day," she cried, shuddering
and whitening, "not to day, alanna,
in the cruel storm!"
But they went dearly on with their
merciless task of despoiling her home.
When the last stick had been flung into
the wagon they pointed to the door.
"Go!" they said.
She staggered out into the white, bit
ter world, her bah- in her arms, by her
side her eldest son, a boy of ten. A
quiet, silent lad he: dull and stupid the
neighbors called him. A short distance
from her little kingdom the woman
paused. She looked back, her face all
working with misery.
"Oh, niv home! My old, happy
That wailing cry smote the ear of a
man standing vt little way from her, a
florid, prosperous-looking" fellow, fur
clad from head to-feet
He laughed aloud. She turned and
saw him. c would be merciful!
She flung herself down in the cold,
wet snow. She held up two thin hands.
"Not to-day to-morrow! We shall
freeze, we shall die not to-day!"
But the storm was kinder than the
words he spoke, and she rose and
shrunk away, till the snow, like a mer
ciful vail, shut out her little straw
rime was twenty vears older when 1
one day ail aitistic London was thrilled
aud startled into admiration of a pict
ui e which had appeared in one of the
A wonderi'ul piece of coloring, that!
It was the terrible story of an eviction
told ou canvas A home surrounded
by bailiffs; a white, weaty woman
shrinking away, but looking" longingly
back; children shuddering to her side,
fear aud hunger in their faces. The
central figure was that of a robust.
irosperous, - seal-clad man,, who .stood
coking on with vindictive satisfaction.
And over all tbe anguish and despair
.--- . r T
was the cold winter sky, the white,
It was a grand success. All Londoa
flocked to see it It touched every
heart. Men's faces paled as they gazed
on the pictured misery, and many a
one started as at the sudden sight of a
" Why:" they would cry, pointing to
the cruel, relentless face "of the land
lord, that was surely drawn for our
millionaire and politician now running
for ele.-tion. Sir Gaston Bennett!"
Rumor brought him the strange
news. He wont to see this idol of the
critics. Those present noticed how he
staggered back as though from a blow.
"The Colleen Dhu!'rhe whispered.
Already the truth was spreading abroad.
He must see the artist!
He soueht him out a reserved, auiet
I man. He caught his breath as they
met. nis lips snook; nervously.
The Colleen Dhu's pure, sweet face,
her proud, dark eyes, all intensified.
" I must have that picture," the great
man said to him who as a boy had
stood an apparently indifferent spec
tator to that terrible scene. " I must
have it, I must destroy it; it will ruin
Vain were all prayers, all plead
ings. With the same proud scorn his
mother years ago had spurnpd this
man s degrading homage, her son to
day spurned his bribes. The reporters
got hold of that story of the eviction.
It spread like wildfire. It rang through
out the length and breadth of England.
The man's political career was ruined,
his social life blasted.
He flung himself at the artist's feet,
Your price any price." he cried
madly. "Nameit your price!"
But the son of the Colleen Dhu an
swered hira, sternly, coldly:
"My price is greater than even Sir
Gaston Bennett can pay my mother's
life!" A', 'lemple More, in Our Con
tinent. Our Maaaerless Bojs.
In the times when there were no rail
roads, no steamboats, no electric light,
and no photographs, boys in some old
countries over the sea were taught on
seeing one of their elders approaching to
uraw up oy tne roadside and bow as be
I passed. In our own country, a genera
, tion or two since, the boy,. on entering
. the school room, was required to make
1 his obeisance. Usually, it was an
, awkward bow. It was all that remained
1 of the bow of old time, "old school"
courtesv. Now this bow has jrona al-
1 together. It is dead it is obsolete
and w,ith it. among a very large pro
portion of American boys, has departed
almost every vestige of outward show
of respect for their elders. By the un
spoken sentiment prevalent among them
courtesy and deference are deemed un
manly. The thing to do is to cock the
hat over the eyes, elevate the cheap
cigar to a corresponding tilt, spit,
swear, talk slaug. and talk it loudly. It
never enters the head of the boy of the
period to give up a seat to the elder. It
is a matter to him unknown that there is
a certain propriety in bating his breath
and tone in the presence of his elders.
I He feels himself as good as anybody, as
1 PTC.1t and imiiort'tnt ;is nnvlimlv. nml f-
the age of twelve or fourteen ba thinks
' he knows as much as anvhndv. Ami
The business or office bov, if favored
with companions, is not awed bv age or
appearance, and when-questioned" will
sometimes give his answers in the most
inditlerent manner, while he continues
his chaff with his comn.iiiinno nrbona
ion absorbed in the pages of the dime
t their own office boy with some inquiry
relative to their business, thev mihtre-
ceive some useful bints. It is tins mi-
oertinent. unmannm-lv and inrtiflWpnr
. m -
In fact, it may pay to cultivate and
encourage manners and cour'esy :;moug
our youth. One noted linn in this city
seriouslv iuiured its business thrniio-'li
the lank of a vio-ilant avp tn nhsprro tho
j manner and bearing" of its youthful
officials towards customers. JVT. V.
t " -
" You are accused," said the Austin
Recorder to the culprit, "of havino
lired a gun twice within the city limits!
Did vou kill or cripple anybody?"
'It is a very serious ma'ter to fire oil
a gun in the c ty limits and not kill any
body. Don't you know vou are liable to
be punished very severely for such care
lessness?" "Yes, your Honor, but there ae
some very mitigating circumstances."
What are they, and how many of
them are there?"
"They are cats, your Honor, and
from the noise they make I should
think there were about a thousand of
" So you are troqble'd by cats?"
"Yes, your H-mor, they wony me
nearly to death, and I lired at. them
twice. That' s ho w I came to violate the
Recorder (brightening up) : "Come
here, prisoner. I wish to consult with
you confidentially. Tell me, how many
did you kill?'
Three with the first barrel, and two
with the second."
"Splendid! Glorious! WliaLsize shot
do you use when you violate the city
ordinance by discharging tire-arms with
in the city limits?"
"I use duck shot; it fetches them
"f am glad to hear that I've been
using a size smaller when I violated the
city ordinance. Would you object tc'
i.i:.- .. ji,
leuuiug me y our guur
I will lend it to you with -pleasure."
replied the prisoner, but jour llonoi
must remember that you are 1 able to be
-severely punished if you -hoot off a gun
inside of the city limits, and do not kill
! " You can go. but do-not let it happen
I again." 'Texas Silinys.
A dummy eng'ne ran over a deal
man in California recently.. The ilea'
man could n' t . hear, and the dumm;
couldn't speak.' Hence the catastrophe
Detroit 'ree Prist. (
The Koordlsh Chief.
The flight of. the Koordish Sheikh
Obeidoulhih is giving the Government '
great anciet-. Persia and Russia are I-
both insisting that he
Tn bTIu: uta ;"... "'T,.. . H;.
m some sare place.
now safelv at home
In k:., .., 1 n. Ei . ,
... rum&,& u uirtv ouitji
tw.., 1 .. , .
UI9 U1UUUUUU-, Iltru 1UIK1SU
hiVA noraf i-nt lw.i, ,. !.
! aii . . to anv advance of the eneniv in a eer
out his uenntssion. Although he ..:.. .): .- ti i-.i ..... .... .1-...
. , - 1 , . . ,
telegraphed to ask pardon of
for leaving Constauti-
- 1 !. 4. U- -l.Ji - .
pic wiiiiuui lutJiuiuKuiuusiiieumuenL
upon a guest, he
is likely to bo dis -
I understand that the
commander of the Turkish garrisons in
Mesopotamia has reported that he has
not force enough to arrest the Sheikh,
but that troops have been ordered for
ward from van and Erzeriun for this
purpose. The importance of Sheikh
Obeidoullah arises from his being a spirit
ual chief to many thousand Koords in
both Persia and Turkey. He is known
to be thoroughly restless under Turkish
control. He believes iu'a Jiilureforthe
Koordish people, and believes that it is
his mission to advance its interests.
The glory of Saladin of the Crusades
and of many other reuowned Koords is
to him a constant impulse to resist the
gradual extinction of Koordish individ
uality which is being brought about by
the Turkish policy or killing or exiling
every Koord who attains education or
influence. He has often declared that
he has no evil intent toward the Arme
nian Christians: who have a common
origin and a cdmmon destiivy with their
Koordish neighbors. Yet the Turkish
Government knows very well that any
disturbance of Koordistan just now.
would lead to a Russian intervention.
It is there'bio particularly anxious
get Obeidoullah safely away from
Personally the Sheikh is a rat her small
man, with hands delicate as those of a
woman, and an eye like that of an eagie.
His face in repose is not prepossessing,
but in conversation it lights up with a
glow that makes one forget the tradi
tions of his savage wars. Like most re
in this countrv, he is
extremely ignorant of modem science.
Yet he is proto..nd!y learned in all that
strange philosophy "which tinds a favor
ing atmospiiere in jMe-opytamia. He is
a most fasciuating conversationalist, full I
of wise saws and quaint or humorous
illustrations, and he can quote unerring
ly all the great Persian poets or Arabian
theologians. Among his own people
the Sheikh exercises "a magnetic power
which makes men eowcr beneath his :
gaze as if he was the arbiter of their
destinies, which, indeed, to some extent
The question of the manner of the cs--1
cape of the Sheikh from this city is still
under investigation. The Russians sav
the English got him awav: the Knglish
believe the Russians helped him oil":
while the Persians declare that the
Turks sent him home on a mission hos
tile to Persia He went by way of the
Black Sea and the Caucasus. The
Turks are hampered in their pursuit of
the; parties who got Sheikh Obeidoullah
away by two circumstances: hirst, by
the fact that he was brought here as the
gnest of the Sultan, and was never for-
-biddeato-leav-e the city; and. second.
by the declaration of h s followers here
that his escape was miraculous, a fact
that no Moslem da e- pulilieh- to deny.
His servants still declare that they
see. him so constantly before their
eyes that they are unable to say
ivhether he is now bodily present with
Uicra or not, and no amount o cuffing
over the ears will make them tell a dii
ferent storv. One of the higher grade
of his disciples declares that one day I
he saw a large green dove ily from the One person out of every live in the
window, and that on entering the , United Stales has one or more corn.
Sheikhas room hastily to tell him of it ' td the cost' of e .eeting a cure is
lie found no one, but the empty gar-1 Sl.SOi What is the number of com
ments of the Sheikh lyin iu aheap .victims, and what would be the cost
near the open window. He was sure.f P-ilc,aS every person on a sound
the green dove was the Sheikh himself, footing?
The only difficulty with this theory of ' Kvery mm who has arrived at the ago
his escape is that, although the Sheikh's i of forty years has Iot at least, ten urn
clothing is there as proof, the Sheikh's brellas worth $1 each. Kvimating the
field-glasses and quite a store or revolv- number of losers at I1.uo.uh).. and
jrs and ammunition must also be ac- '' granting that one third of them hajo
counted for.as having been conveyed '
tea ior.as Having Oeen conveyed ' nuira sevou nmnrcitas worm en sim
r by the dove. Still, the people be- h'ngs each, what do you majte'ithe total
the story, ant! great prices are of- loss? DtLoit Er-c ' V.
I tor bitsof the Sheikh's clothes or " ---
away by the dove.
clippiugs from his, beard to use as ex
ternal appVcalious in cases of neural
gia. Conslantiiiojiln Uor. N. Y. Tribune.
Sensations When Engaged
Whenever you can find a soldier who
under tire aims low and shoots to make
every bullet wound or kill, you tiud fif
ty m uo are nervously throvviug awav
ammunition, .seeming to reason that the
reports of their muskets will check or
drive The enemy. And yet this nerv
ousness need not be wondered at, for
they are playiug a game of life
At" Malvern Hill, seventeen soldiers,
belonging to an Ohio regiment, took
cover in a dry ditch, winch answered
admirably for a rille-pit. A Georgia
regiment charged this little band three
times, and were three times driven
back. The fire was low and rapid, ami
the loss in front of their guns was more
than one hundred k lied m ten minutes.
RegimenLs have been engaged for an
hour, without losing half that number.
The fire of this seventeen was .so contin
uous that McClellau lorwarded a brig
a'de to their support, believing that aa
entire regiment had been cut off.
At Mine-iRun the writer was just in
the rear of a New. York regiment which
was suddenly attacked. A single com
pany of Confederates cut off 'from the
regiment, and-dodging around about to
rejoin it, suddenly debouched into a field
and. found itself face to face with the
Union regiment, fighting commenced ,
at once.' A regiment -I ought a com
pany, both lying down forcovur. I lay
so near a lliird sergeant that I could
touch his heels and! watched 'his lire.
Every time he pulled the trigger he
elevated the mn.zle of his gun at an
angle of forty-five degrees instead of
depressing it for the enemy lying down.
1 saw him repeat this operation fourteen
different times. The man in front of
him lired as many bullets plump into a
stump in his' front and the man on the
other side shot into the ground about
ten feet awav. Others must have been
wasting bullets about Uie same, wnv,
but the little company was shooting to
kill. In that ten minutes of lighting
the' New Yorkets suffered a loss of thirty-six
killed and, wounded, and then a
bayonet charge doubled them back and
opened a gap for lhe little band's es
cape. I walked over the ground and
Jound ouedcad anil one wounded Con- .
federate. ISot a gun. blanket, knap- tni. red Tam o' Shanter ca; of thick
saok or canteen had been left behind. worsteds are also in great favor, and
Any soldiervwill no doubt fight belter ' the Chinese or Orient hat of felt with
under cover than -he will in the open 'the b'im rolled upward all around is
held, but cover doesjiot always insure ;als0 liked in this vivid red shade. Ilm
good fighting. At Pittsburg LandingJive jter'slia.zur,.
thousand Union soldiers skulked under -
the river bank, safe from' the enemy's' -A cat-fish caught at Cum mings, Ga.
lire, and many of them -threw their guns was covered w th long fine hair, from
into the river rather .thau. fire a shot. six iuche to a foot" long. The fish
Again, at Yellow Tavern, five of Cus- , weighed about twenty ix"pouuds am'
tet'j nun, dismounie'd 'and lying behind excited great interest
a fence, held five companies of cavalry
at bay for tventy minutes, and killed
twenty-four muu.'and this without get
ting a scratch in return.
At Mine Run a Union
I jnt0 Hi, f-o-l.t with si.vtv rounds of :im-
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One cool man will do more exe ution
with his musket than thirty men bring
at random. One inn-t have a will
strong enough to crowd down nil emo
tiou, and oblige hi: hands to cease
trembling at the word. Out o:' every
regiment, not more than one hundred
men are lighters. These shoot to kil.
The others shoot at random, and kill
Qnly by .accident. Thirty eaitridges
would la-t a good lighter "for all day's
light. The ordinary soldier would lire
t out his sixty in an hour and a h:il and
like enough" have his eyes shnt halt "the
time when he pulled the trigger. A
member of the Second Michigan In'ant
ry hit the case pretty well at' Blackburn'
Ford. When the skirmishing began ho
couutod his cartridges, and said:
" Ju-t sixty of 'em, and I'll lire three a
minute, and have these felleis licked in
just twenty minutes to a tick!" Detroit
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New ArillimetieaJ Problems.
The length of a certain beau blower
is one-third the length of a bov who is
' four feet high when he stands on a block
live inches th.ck. What is the length of
A human body weighing 1G0 pounds
falls fitty-iive feet per second. How long
will it take a baby weighing thirteen
pounds to fall down a pairof stairs four
teen feet high?
bi. men put in their capital to start
a co operative store. What was left
a. ter the manager got into Canada was
valued at $'2i0, and this represented
oue-tifth of wh.it each man put iu.
How much did the manager get awav
The average cost of curing a sore
throat is thirty-seven cents, and the
number of sore throats in this countrv
averages 21.0UO.0ni) per year. Hov
much could America spend for going
to the circus if our throats were brass
lined? There are twenty-four newspaper re
porters in Louisville, and each one kills
au average of ISO cockroaches ner da v.
How many victims would
'A ym'g man about to be
' ligurcs that S per week will
the tamily in luxui and ere.-t a tive
story building out o the .savings of
three years. How many days after h s
marriage before he wilftiim'bie to bean
It osts a political candidate S25 per
head to retain thirty loafers to slug him
through a convention and .'loO tor inci
dental expenses. How much is he out
altogether, and in case he is left how
long will it take h.m to make himself
good by hoeing corn at -rl per dav?
In a particular lie d are innety-seven
watermelons, audit softly approached
by live colored men in se.-uehot a vveutl
chuck. How many times does ninety -seven
go into live"
James and i'enrv ,olishiiigaml agree
to divide. .Fames lias two nibbles ami
a bite iroin a dog. and llemy go's two
duckings and loses a twelve shilling hat
What is the share of each ?
stolen seven umbrellas worth en sliil-
The quaint and picturesque styles for
girls' dresses eon during the summer
j-vvill prevail throughout the denii season.
( The guimpe dive.- of cottiu Mttine, of
Turkey red ca ico and .Nolch gingham
for general use, and tho-e or" white
pique, nn.nsf.nk, colored surah and luce
for nicer wear, are made sufficiently
;iiiiiijr ue aiiiiiiiin liioiuns oy ilie
addition of the long elo.h nei.sses of
tan-color or ritle green so much in use
for large girls and m'ss- s, and the br ght
red, green or electric )1 ie clo'hsacqtics
in favor for very small eh hi en. Colors
ori'wi.'I be more used a the season ad ranees
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I Hum iue i.iitt: ueen ior vears. U lliie
dres-.es will not be abandoned, but thev
will be covered with a da-k coat, and
' the hat will match the coal iu color. All
shades of light brown, such as almond,
biscuit, tan and drab, will be used for
pelisses of cloth that will be bra;ded in
placques and wheel pittenis with sou
tache of a dar'.-er shade. The Kren-di
models for these coats lap on the cheM,
I but tall open belo'v the w ist: some of
them have cross seams at the waist line
and all have plaits iu thch'ck of the
skirt. The large collar, eofis and hip
pockets are covered with braid. Rrle
green and garnet cloth garments me
similarly made. Cloth win a!-o he used
for the odd little ja kets thai a.v worif
by children one year old and npwatd.
aiuLthe caprice is to have this of tne
bright red cloth now called Arabi red.
but" which is precisely the same shade
as the-more familiarly known Turkey
This straight saciiue reaches near
ly to the edge of the dress skirt, is
single-breasted, with the broad French
1 back that has hut one seam: the uar
I row form that makes it tit to the figure
f belongs to the front rather thanthe
back, and it falls directly under the
arms. The edges are stitched, and
there is a snia'l turned-over collar;
curved pockets are on the sides. It is
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conspicuous ornament is three loop
uuttoiicii iiutvu iiiu uoiucioseiv, ami us
across the lr nt with a plaque at each
end made of braid of a contrasting eol
,or. . For instance, the red cloth sacque
has black braidloops and plaques, while
thosVof green or blue cloth have red
braid. This Janey for bright red will
also be carried out in the caaiimere
guimpe dresses, in cloth for pla ted
wraps, and, it i
in gay velvet smfs
for both bovs
ind iris. '1 he red fez.
the Turkish tnrban of red eashmpre nnd
The Fate f Explorers.
Prom Singapore we learn that Mr.
Witti (formerly an officor in the Austrian
army), an explorer in the service of tho ,
British North Borneo Conipany,has been
treacherously murdered by "head hunt
ers," who also killed several of his
native attendants. Mr. Witti had, it
seems, been making his way to the head
of the Sibuco Urver. This region may
be considered at present quite beyond
tbe active administration of the British
Borneo Com nuiy
The Governor was
not aware that Mr. Witti intended to
make so long and hazardous a journey.
At. f lift -I'Line time. Mr. Willi hTnir in
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experienced traveler, a brave man, and '
on good terms with the natives gener-
ally, there was no reasou to fear that he .
might not go through the very heart of '
the country without molestation. He J
had made, it seems, an important trip,
and was, it is believed, on his wav to
Kimanis. Near the head of the Sibuco j
River he would be ou the frontier of j
Dutch Borneo, and in a region where
Mr. Carl Bock found the natives un-'
uually savage aud unfriendly. Witti had
a party of seventeen men. " lie divided
them. Some nine or ten were told off
to attend to the boats. They were navi
gating a river, and Witti had bought
boats from the natives. The other men
remained to push on ahead in company
with the explorer.
The natives had shown no disposition
to hostility. The local chiefs (the tribes
are, no doubt, the Muruts, though one
account says they are Tandjoeing
Dyaks) had hospitably entertained Witti,
which is generally a guarantee of friend
ship. Wnile his little party were pre
paring to move forward, Witti sat down
to m:ike some notes in his diary. Slid -
tt.rol i,n,i.,i ...tiro ..r,,t ...in,
poisoned arrows and spears, rushed in j
upon Witti and his men. Three of the i
latter fell almost immediately. Witti
defended himself with his revolver and
killed two of his assailants. The rest
crowded upon him,however,and speared
him to death. The others of the party
had already run away, one of them, who
was carrying Witti's Winchester rille,
taking it off in his flight. From a hiding
place they saw one of the attacking
party decapitate Witti, while others cut
off the lower limbs of his dead attend
ants, fling them, with the explorer's
head, into a boat, anil mike off with
their bleeding trophies down stream.
They also carried off Witti's papers and
The event has created a sensation at
Singapore and at Labaun. A police
party, of the Borneo Company, has
been, or is about to be, dispatched to
the scene of the massacre, with a view
to a complete investigation of the itffair
and the punishment of the Muruts. The
head of the Sibuco River is on the con
lines of the British North Borneo Com
pany's territory, occupied by tribes of
an entirely different character to those
among whom Mr. Frank Hatton, an
other scientific explorer, is at work in
the northern regions around about Kini
Bolu. He and his party, including an
Australian engineer, have been well re
ceived. They found the company's flag
flying at several somewhat remote
points, and, so far as the real work of
the company goes, it is moving on sat
isfactorily. Mr. Witti must have had the dangers '
of his expedition in his mind at. the out-
set. It is quite likely, from what is ;
known of his adventurous spirit, that he j
had resolved to accomplish a great i
achievement even a' the risk of his life, j
ior, prior 10 selling oui, ne mane ins
will and left behind him full instructions
as to the distribution of his property.
He was known to the Geographical So
ciety of London, whose "Journal of
Transactions" contains several of his
contributions to the geographical his
tory of Borneo. The commercial civili
zation of North Borneo is of great im
portance to tradinginterestsin the eastern
seas, and it will be necessary in the in
terests of Borneo and adjacent islands to
make an example of the murderers
An Expensive Kiss.
When William Schmidt gets out ol
the Work house it will be a long time
before he will again kiss another man's
wife. William tried the experiment on
Friday. It was good as far as it lasted,
but it was the afterclap that William
didn't relish. He'll have no more of it
in future, for William is asensiblc young
man, and knows when he has enough.
It happened in this way : On last Fri
day, Schmidt, who is a painter and, bv
the way, has a young wife and child ol
his own went to the residence of Mrs.
Myra Howard, on the Lower River road,
for the purpose of brightening up the
window-eills. Mrs. Howard's worset
half was not at home, and, indeed, no
one ele save the lady herself. The fact
led William to remark to her that it was
strange that she was not afraid to stay
in such an out-of-the-way place all b
her lonely self. Mrs. Howard responded l
that not a coward drop of blood flowed
in ner vein, or worus to me same im
port. William am! she enjoyed quite a
little conversation while he was at work
on the windows, ami finally William
asked her if she had five cents she could
loan him. Mrs. Howard replied that
she had the iive cents in her pocket, and
th.it it was "going to stay there. William
vowed he'd have the money, and then
followed a playful chase through the
kitchen and into the sitting-room. It
was tiiere that Mrs. Howard sat down,
and the gay knight of the paint-brush,
in his exuberance, sat down in her lap,
and, throwing his arms around her, he
implanted a kiss upon her lips, under
the impression that that was a fitting
ending to such a tremendous joke. "
When the lady took a rolling pin with
which she had been kneading bread, or
something of the sort, and cracked Wil-
Ham over the head, that young man '
thought the joke was going too far.
When the claret flowed from his pro
boscis,ho began to wish he had kissed a
woman who hadn't so much muscle;
and when at la-t the husband had him
arrested on a warrant charging him
with assault and battery, he wished he'd
kissed a woman who hadn't any hus
band to kick about such a little trifl&as
Mrs. Howard told her story in the Po
lice Court yesterday morning. She is
not bad-loolcing, by any means, though
in size slie would make one and a half
of the young man. She spoke without
much embarrassment. She wore a hand
somely embroidered black mantilla, a
white bice tie, and a jaunty round hat.
She averred that William had held her
hands while embracing her. This Wil
liam denied. In disposing of the case,
Judge Iligley remarked that it was the
first of the kind that had ever been
brought before him. He lined the
young man $100, and gave him thirty
days in the Work-house. Cincinnati
A New York female pickpocket is so
pretty that one of her victims refused to
PITH AM) POINT.
"The baking-powder war" is the
heading of an advertisement in some of
our exchanges. Another Yeastern diffi
culty, it is presumed. Norristoum Her
ald. Said Brown, looking about the es
tablishment: "I don't see Belcher
around. How do you get along without
hira? You told me he was your right
hand man." "So he was," replied tho
storekeeper, "but now he is left." Bos-
' ton Transcript.
A medical journal explains how to
make a "dropper" an arrangement to
drop medicine out of a bottle. The
quickest and most emphatic dropper we
ever saw was a young man who en
tered a blacksmith shop and picked up
a horse-shoe that had just come out of
lhe forge. He dropped it with so much
dropableness, so to speak, that it made
him Dei-spire and swear. The Jiubje.
The New York Graphic prints pic
tures of "the. great diamonds of the
world." There are about thirty of these
precious stones, and the most surprising
thing about them is the fact that not a
single one of them is owned by an edi
tor. Newspaper men never did care
much for jewelry, anyhow.
"Oh, I've just had such a scare!"
exclaimed a prim and pale housewife :
"I feel as if I should faint." "Why.
j what's the matter?" was asked. "Well,"
she replied, "you may not believe it, but
as sure as I live that new girl deliber
ately opened the parlor shutters and the
sun was shining right in."
I " Have you ever before been pun
, ished by the law?" aiked an Austin
1 .Justice of a colored culprit. "Yes. I
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' HKZ S .. i ' . V Ty a
come m conQict with the law?" "Now
dat yer speaks ob hit, Jedge, I bleeves I
was in de penitentiary for ten yeahs, ef
I disreniember myself " Texas Sifting.
A society drama was presented at
the theater at Salt I.ake City recently,
but when in the third act the husband
began to rave aniLtear around because
his wife hail run away with another
man, the audience with one accord rose
from their se.tts aud exclaimed: "The
idea of making all this fuss about one
woman'" .Mid left the place in disgust.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The firm, steadfast character of
Massachusetts men is seen also in things
material. Look at the weathercock, for
instance. This, elsewhere the symbol
of instability and fickleness, is here
transformed into stability itself. When
the thing gets turned toward the rising
sun, its fixity of purpose, its staying
power, its rigid inflexibility, is simply
sublime. It knows no north, no south,
no west. Boston. Transcript.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
Of the 229 asteroids now known,
forty-one were discovered by Dr. Peters
and thirty-six by Dr. Palisa. Chicago
xV pistol manufacturer of Spring
field, Mass., has a daily income of ."52,000
from his business and investments, and,
though be begau life a poor man, ex
pects to leave each of his four children a
"Tripolite" is the name given to a
new building material which is intended
to be a substitute for lime, cement, and
plaster, under certain circumstances. It
is composed of sulphate of lime, coke
and oxide of iron in some form or other.
California is mating great efforts
to develop her extensive, petroleum de
posits. During IriSl her production
was trebled. Large quantities of ma
chinery have been purchased and some
of the most expert Pennsylvania drillers
have been engaged. There is said to bo
no doubt that tiiere are immense, oil de
posits in the State. Suit Frannsro
A patent has been taken out in Ger
many for an engine, the piston of which
is driven backvvatd and forward by
snvill charges of gunpowder supplied at
each end by an automatic arrangement.
The ignition is effected by the motion ol
the piston, which draws in a flame ol
gas or spirit, the access being regu
lated by side valves, which also open
outlets for the escape of tho gases ol
A new method of reducing corn to
meal is now in operation at the West,
which, it is said, seems likely to super
sede the old-fashioned mill-stones. The
corn passes over a series of cylinders
provided with tine steel points,revolvin
rapidly against fixed knives each set
finer than the one preceding. The
meal produced is exceeduigly fine, there
is claimed a saving of fifty per cent ol
power, and the machinery is said to be
less expensive than burr-stones. N. 11
Carefully conducted cxpe-iments
have demonstrated the fact that sea
soned wood, well saturated with oil
when put together, will not shrink in
the driest weather. Wheels have been
known to run many years, even to wear-
ing out the tires. Very many dollars
raight be saved annually if this practice
were adopted. Boiled linseed oil is the
best for general um, although it is now
known that crude petroleum on even
old wheels is of great benefit. Prairie
A Bashful Theologiie!
Young Smith is a theologue in the
neighboring seminary. He is bashful,
and 1 fear possessed of a heart all too
susceptible to female charms. Smith
has undertaken to teach the village
school this winter, and has for his pupils
several girls.among whom it is shrewdly
suspce'ed the future Mrs. S. miy possi
bly be found. The othr day aclass in
the primary stages of naturalphilosophy
was reeking. In it was the young lady
upon whom Mr. Smith is supposed to
leaencr. ".Now, laura, you
describe the structure of the. eye."
I Embarrassed silence on Laura's part.
Teacher. -"Of what parts does the
i eye consist?"
j .aura blushes prettily, but fails, to
I Teacher (trying a different form of
question). "What have I in my eve,
I Laura (glancing saucily at him). "A
Class titters. Smith blushes painfully
1 and calls the next scholar. Our Conti
A few days ago two San Francisco
boys, less than twelve years of age, pro
cured two knives, and played "cowboys
meeting on the plains for deadly con
flict." After a few pas-es, ouc boy's
knife slipped and penetrated the other's
ribs, inflicting a fatal wound. He fell
to the ground gasping, "Fred, you've
hurt me." Two women who had seen
the affair from a window rushed
out and took the lad into the house,
where he died. Both boys were habit
ual readers of the dime-novel stories, of
blood-curdling exploits performed bv
border desperadoes. Chicago Tribune
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