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VOLUME XXIV.-NUMBER 4G.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,242.
Tckamah now lias two first-class
The Union Pacific will build a depot
Stanton county's fair will be held
Sept -Jt, 2.'., -JO and J7.
Hanks of Fremont have organized a
clearing- house association.
Kour companies of the Twenty-first
infantry are stationed at Sidney.
A ten days' revival in 1'awnee City is
resulting in numerous conversions.
The IJoone county fair will be held at
Albion September 10 to til, inclusive.
Kearney has decided to forego the
luxury of paving and will enlarge its
A number of ho? thieves are to be
tried at the next term of court in Hurt
Ollie Ashtou of Seward, while coast
ing, had one of her legs broken above
The state convention of the Epworth
league will be held at ("rand Island
June VI to '!.
Patent fence fiends are numerous in
Johnson county and are taking in num
bers of the unwary.
In Omaha last week two colored "our
gh.rs were sentenced to seven years
earl i in the penitentiary. j
", .lack-ori is making preparations ,
for establishing a creamery at Hastings
on a very extensive scale.
Harry Hill, the Casseounty murderer, j
has experienced :i change of heart. He .
is to be hanged March 10th. j
Tiie Salvation Army of Omaha iast
week celebrated the seventh annivers
arj of its advent into tiiat city. '
.A quarrel over the ownership of cer- ,
certain chattels led to the separation '
of a husband and wife at Satoria. j
The directors of the farmers' cleva- .
tor at .Monroe met the other day and I
declared a dividend of T-'' per cent. j
The day is near at hand, says the
Journal, when Kearney cotton cloth j
will be on the market in large quanti- j
An unknown thief was caught in the
act of .shoplifting in a Urand Island!
store and was lined S100 and costs. He '
is in jail. I
The implement house of Fulton .t I
Combs, at I'urchard,
burned to the
ground. miiy a lew Harrows were
saved. A defctive Hue is said to be the
Duncan M. Smith, editor of the York
Independent, was lately married to
Miss (Irace Woodward of Defiance, O.,
formerly a teacher in the schools at
Ten of the citizens of I'loomfield
have clubbed together to plant and
care for an acre of beets each, for the
purpose of determining the necessary
Conductor Everdecn. who lives in
I'loomfield, had the toes on both feet i
crushed by the snow plow while coup.
ling a freight car to tiie forward part
of the engine.
The elevator of Nye A. Schneider at
Surprise was burned last week, result
ing in the total loss of building and
contents. l.o-s about .cfi,000. Origin
of the lire is a complete mystery.
While attending revival services in
the Methodist church at Stuart ISev.
Mr. Churchill was taken ill and was
carried home in an unconscious condi
tion. Overwork was the cause of the
trouble, but ho will recover.
I. A. Scroggs, William Smith and
George Holtenback, trustees of the vi!
lage of Odcll. have been indicted by
the grand jury for embezzlement.
They appeared in court and gave bonds
for their appearance next week for
mm. 1I,11?.rIoffI,I,rth' V"'c of I
Millar, .bed of heart failure
last week. She died beside her hus
band in bed. The first that Mr. Millar
knew of it was when he awoke and
spoke to his wife and found she was 1
The question of bonding Kearney for
the purpose of enlarging the canal and
thus giving work to the unemployed is
oeing seriously discussed. A commit
tee lias been appointed to wait on the
canal company and formulate a propo
sition. The volume of business done through
the Omaha postofliee during January
and tiie hrst two weeks of February is
less than has been transacted during
any corresponding period since the city
attained any thing near its present pro
portions. An incurably insano man named
Hopkins stepped from a moving train
two miles cast of Oxford and was killed.
Hopkins was about 50 years of age and
had been insane for about twelve years.
He was returning from a visit in Den
ver to the Hastings asylum.
Twenty-five cars of Canton Planters
arrived over the B. & M. route last
week, consigned to Parlin, Orendorff &
Martin Co.. at Omaha, from t.ln fnptnrv
at Canton, III. 1 his represents about 1
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one uiousana planters, ana snows that ;
the Canton planter is popular among ;
the farmers of Nebraska and western ,
Money will never be very plenty in Ne
braska so long as people send all their
money outside of the state for goods.
Patronize home institutions: Farrell
fc Ca's brand of syrups, jellies, pre- '
Fcrvesana mince meat: Alorse-Loe boots
and shoes forinen, women and children:
Consolidated Coffee Co.'s brand of cof
fee, extracts and yeast: Page Soap Co.'s
Silver Leaf and Borax soap; American
Biscuit & Manufacturing Co., Omaha,
crackers; Union Life Insurance Co. of
Crtlvin I'luppenney. one of the oldest t
settlers in Nemaha county, aged 7." '
years, dropped dead of heart disease ,
while feeding his stock.
The citizens of Bloomfield have !
clubbed together to plant and care for I
au acre of beets each for the purpose !
of determining the necessary expense,
The largest land deal in Dodge county
for several years has just been consum
mated, by which Thomas Killeen, John
Dern and John Heimrich become the
owners of what is known as the Uersbv
ranch, northwest of Fremont and north
east of North Bend. It belonged to the
estate of the late Benjamin Hereby of '
Quite a good deal of real estate is
changing hands around Elsie, buyers
coming from Iowa and Illinois. Ar
rangements are being made to secure a
colony of Danes from Iowa who will
probably purchase 40.000 acres of land
and establish schools and churches of
The chicken show in Kearney last
month was the means of giving quite a
number of Kearneyitcs the chicken
..-imuu ....use uu ctugui uic 1
wm A w 41 rffe U n A A nL A L .
preparing to raise cnicics tnis season
that they will then be able to retire
from active business.
Frank L. Hathaway, one of the best
known newspaper men of Lincoln, died
last week at Denver of pulmonary con
sumption and his remains were brought
.to Lincoln for buriaL Mr. Hathaway
has been connected with the Lincoln
State Journal for years as its managing
editor and business manager.
contagion are T. J. Scott, register of j eral thousand feet prospecting for coal,
deeds; E. J. Wool worth. J. P. Gibbons J oil, gas or artesian water. It Ls proba
andA. J. Gallentine. They are each . ble that the commissioners will be asked
A number of counterfeit quarters
and ten cent pieces have been discover
ed in circulation in Kearney in the
past few weeks.
Peterge Zinnchzizkor.skekowlouski, a
Russian, will hocTsuJar beets at Sh el
ton the coming season. Who says there
is nothing in a name.
Charles R Underbill of Brooklyn, X.
Y., one of the best known readers and
inmrcAnitM. in !. f?tswl vJtotAC
boor. NWr,.i fr r. ri.. nir, t for.,,
lectures during the coining Fremont
I Chautauqua assembly.
The Iturwell Enterprise holds that
the fact that a number of people are
leaving Oarfield county for California
is a point in favor of ("artield county.
It's a durned good country where, these
days, a man can make a raise sufiicient
to pay his car fare to California.
It is said that Warren Cloiurh, who
! now lives in Iowa, is preparing to con
vince the next session of the Nebraska
legislature that he ought to be appro-
. priated S'0.000 as damages. The basis
'..ri. .i: :n - ..!-. ?ii it..
of h.s claim will be that he was illegal! v i
cuuiincu in me .Neurasica penitentiary,
having been sent up from Seward
county for the murder of his brother
and robbing nim of S.'O .
Nearly every day wild ducks and
vti'-ii are shot on the 1'latte south of
town, says the Orand Island Independ
ent. Fleelt informs us that not for
year- have so many wild fowls been
seen on the ponds and streams hereabout-,
as this winter. In fact they
have practically remained with us all
winter instead of seeking a warmer
camate, and are Hocking northward ,
even this ear.y.
A party of engineers, driving
through by kim, stopped in Lyons en
route from isioux t'itv. lookingover the ,
proposed route of the new road, the
Eastern Nebraska .C Oulf. From con
versations with them it was learned
that they will go south through Oak
land, Arlington and as far as Ithica,
then they will examine another route
back toward Fremont and on back to
Sioux City ai d 1'ancroft.
The San Francisco Chronicle has the
following complimentary notice of a
Beatrice institution: "One commenda
ble exhibit in the agricultural building
is tiiat of the I Sea trice Starch company
of Ileal rice. They display great enter
prise in seeking thus to cultivate the
trade of on coast for their goods, and
C rtainlv no finer irail of sin !. in
j corn and gloss is manufactured in the
world. 'I heir booth is a bower of
beauty an.l unique in the highest de
gree. Since March 1, lY.l.'t, the missionaries
in Nebraska of the American Sunday
School union have organized and reor
ganized 1 Pi Minday schools in new set
t ements or i eglected communities, and
induced ."it! teachers and J.'.i.'.'.l scholars
to become members of these schools.
They also aided other .schools in l.ziiVT
c.iscs where 6.7!i; teachers are giving
ISibJe instruction to 70,T4S scholars,
held 1.177 meeting, and made ll.S'.'S
visits to families
In pursuance of a call for a meeting
', of the people of Scotts lSlutV and Chcy-
' enne counties, to be held at Oering, to
' organize a local irrigation association,
1 a large number of people of the two
counties met at tiering, and perfected
I a permanent organization by the elec
j t:on of George 11. Lawrence, C E., as
1 president, and W. A. Hale, secretary.
' Various subjects pertaining to the
1 question of irrigation were brought up
I and discussed. Another meeting will
j soon be held.
Notwithstanding the hard times.
whieh lias had its effect every-
1 where, Stoekville made a good, steadv
I growth during the spring, summer and
fall of W and there are a number of
commodious residences which testify
to this fact. There are also a number
of new enterprises contemplated, and,
t 1 I M t tin nrtitnimr if ?iri! rwi- ! trtii iahk
expect to witness an unprecedented
prmvth 5n ,he i,uji(Hfr0f good substan
tial business houses and residences and
in business cirlcs.
A lot of Madison countv citizens left
, last week for the purpose of establish
ing homes in lexas. J he Norfolk
News reads the riot act to them and
warns them that they have been
swindled bv the glowing accounts and
1 representations of land syndicates that
are trying to get emigration started
, towards the sandy plains of that state.
. The News tells the nnensr rnvnrs wlin
have started for the Lone Star state
thev had better leave woll enough
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alone and stay in Nebraska, the best ' warmer ror me.
agricultural state in the Union. "Now. I had her parents in my favor
A man engaged in sinking a well esp.H-ially the father, who humoed his
through rock on a farm owned by Ja- ' &""P''er " all lesser things, but in the
cob Smith, near Edgcrtou, placed a I pr,(f1,,or, oncs e11 obstinacy
stick of dynamite in the cook stove I "llICU the cold ?vity had evidently in
oven to thaw out and went away, ap- j Ulrilei1 frm him.
parentlv forgetting where the danger- "Besides, could a father have wished
ous explosive had been placed. Mrs ' for a better suitor than I was? So
Smith and her daughter-in-law soon 'handsome, so amiable and so witty a
afterward went to work in the kitchen, young man I thought at that time that
unaware of the danger they were in. a hu,t3 wheel must have become loos
The dviiani'.te soon thawed and ex- euel "ll tu(i PIer story of my adored
ploded blowing the stove into atoms, ! ont- since sle could not fully appreciate
wrecking a portion of the house and j .V0US "'an described, in view of the
seriously wounding both women. 1 refined Paris education which is so high
-llfriiwt. i?ffiM nfTfil ,1ot-.n i-nnt-c crtn I
of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Keher. who
live five miles southeast of the city. was
bitten by a dog yesterday afternoon.
s:ir tlin'lSmmi Islnnil Timi Timing
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had just returned from a neighbor's,
and as he entered the yard his father's
large dog attacked him and bit two
large holes in his left arm, tearing the
flesh in a frightful manner. Thismorn-
ing tne lau was brought to the city,
where his wounds were attended to
by Ir. Sutherland. Tiie dog was killed
immediately after committing the
Coroner Oppcrmanu of Nemaha coun
ty was called to Hrownville by a tele
gram stating that a man had been
found WotuL .Later it -rras learned that
the dead man was Hiram Schoonover,
an old resident of Brownville. and who
a year since was cleared of the cliarge
of the murder of his mother-in-law on
the plea that he shot her by moonlight
tliinuiugshe was a skunk in his garden
Two, and possibly three, bond propo
sitions will come before the voters of
Hastings at the spring election. The
two which are reasonably certain to be
voted upon are the water works exten
sion bond proposition in the sura of
510.000 and bonds for a new high school
building. The canal bond proposition
will also be in shape by that time to be
submitted to a vote.
A society know as "The Ancient Or
der of Loyal Americans" has been or
I ganized at Kearney. It starts out with
about seventy-live members and S. W.
Axford was elected president and
county organizer. It is organized in
the interests of the independent party.
The recent coal find at Palisade has
created a desire on the part of some of
the citizens to have thi rnnrfr T-rt
bonus ana smlt a hole the depth of sev-
to call a special election for this mir-
At Mason City the boys of Algernon
undertook to govern the school in op
position to the teacher, and not suc
ceeding, they waited until after school
and then, without warning.. Geo. Por
ter struck the teacher, Mr. Robert Mil
ler, stunning him and then punishing
him severely, blacking his eye and oth
erwise disfiguring hin
A BEAUTIFUL KIGIIT.
We sat at one of the round tables In
the Cafe Quarneno in Abazzia, drinking
Iced Mocha and talking. It was even
lrg; a fresh breeze was blowing from
the ocean, lightly stsrring tin trees in
the marble-bordered patches, and mur-
i niuring in the foliage of the tall poplars
' on the promenade.
' a. light sparkled in the distance, and
rt. ,wl -nnt.,n. ..f on itolinn pm?.
'U tlilll XJM.X UILl.ltL J ... --- f
which a young girl rendered with rich,
melodious voice, floated toward us. Dr.
Angelescu, a Itoumaniau physician,
was turning his hundredth cigarette,
saving: "Which was my most beauti
ful night? Oh. I have had many happy
nights allotted to me, but the most
beautiful night, gentlemen, which 1
ever spent, was a alsht In which I .
wept J low that happened? I will tell
you. After I had completed my stud
ies in Paris 1 returned to my country,
spent the suinnin months on my estate
nnd in the fall moved to Bucharest. I
was !!." years of age, then, rich, dashing
nnd fond of enjoying life, and never
thought seriously of practicing my pro
fession. Just at the Seine-Babel, so,
too, at the Itoumanian capital 1 devot
ed an excessive amount of time to the
study of the deep, dark eyes of women,
a science which never loses its charm.
But what the delicate, charming, ever
gay French women did not succeed in
was accomplished In a jiffy by a coun-
trywoman of mine; she infused mo
Willi itr.li jia2?iuii. w.ij 111 ui; instil j
over heels in love. The girl s name was
j Agatha nnd she was the daughter of a
j judge at Bucharest, brought up by her
' parents In luxury, as she was an only
child; spoiled and petted, everywhere
pronounced the reigning belle and sur-
rounded by a hundred admirers. It is
difficult to describe a woman's charm in
words, since at times glowing colors
do not even suffice. Picture to yourself
the head of an antique cameo, with
dark complexion and large, liquid.black
eyes, and this fascinating head set on
a tall, proud, full though not voluptu
ous figure that was Agatha. She
could have set as a model for a youth
ful Arria or Lucretia. But notwith
standing the lurking fire in those mys
terious eyes, my lady had the reputa
tion of being harsh and repelling and
treated me with a frigid indifference.
That was, however, only au additional
charm for whieh I wished to Avin her.
For you must know, gentlemen, that in
those days I considered myself irresis
table and was quite convinced that ev
ery woman the one a little sooner, tho
other a little later must lay down
arms before me and declare herself
conquered. Then, too, at that time I
j had, in consequence of my scientific
education at Paris, a very poor opinion
of women. I mistook virhift for enw-
sruiee or speculation. 1 atu not believe
, at all in perfect purity.
All that has
in the course
us talk more
taKen revenge upon me
of time, so do not let
"As I said before, I considered mv- !
self irreslstable and was much sur
prised that 1 had to share the same
fate with two dozen other of mv hidv's
admirers, who, one and nil, cooed and
sighed in vain, ogled and twirled their
mustaches to no avail, plundered the
1 florist's shops for the adored one and
lauded her beauty in verse. It is in
credible what follies I would perform.
' only to call forth a smile or a lobk of
J gratitude from her.
I '"Once when I invited her. with a par
ty, to a winter hunt on one of mv os-
tates. I had a railroad laid from the sla-
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the south by special trains a fragrant
paradise of two hours' duration for
that all the magnificence became only
a heap of wilted greeus naturally
enough, perhaps at a temperature of 17
. . .s. ....ur .wt.p,., iiuiii
degrees belov the freezing-point. How- 1
ever, all efforts were in vain-the cold
heart of this Avoman would not beat
ly prized in our country, and my large
estate lne mm niodt sneli
one meot such suitors
every day? Her father insisted upon '
ui-i aeireiiuu m.v proposal aim tne wen- ,
ding day was fixed. Agatha's coldness I
was evidently changing to hntreri. but
1 that caused me little worry. I did
not doubt in the least that my personal
charms would carry off the final vic
tory. I saw, with my mind's eye. my
pretty wife as loving spouse, managing
the household aud knowing no higher
1 happiness than the contentment of her
adored Demeter Angelescu. who noticed
the signs of her growing admiration
I with gracious condescension.
1 "The most brilliant preparations for
the wedding were made. I bought a
, bouse in Bucharest nnd furnished it
for my wife every piece that was in
tended for her I selected myself. But
why am I tiring you with ail these de
tails.' 'Iho wedding never look nlaei-
for on the evening the bride ,iisap-'
peared not alone, of course. It trans
pired that a few days before she had
been secretly married to a friend of
her childhood days a poor man who
dared not enter the judge's mansion
and had run off with him into the wide
world. Hence all her coldness, harsh
ness and unwillingness to be married.
Agatha loved another and remained
true to him.
"I will not describe to you. gentle
men, what a terrible blow it was to the
vanity of a young ii.au like me. who.
in the broadest sense of the word, had
considered himself irresistible. That
was. niter au, the lesser calamity, for
I really loved Agatha wariulv, passion
ately and devotedly. I do not know 1
j what I Toiild not have done for that
1 ni.iu.111. nvii in luuiacce suuucmy
came to so crunl au end it seemed to
me as if the world were falling together
about me. and all the debris did not suf
fice to bury the anguish of this one
' heart. But perhaps all of you. gentle
men, have been in a similar mood,
and for this reason 1 may spare you
the description of the condition of "my
I soul. I want to say this much, how"-
1 ever, that in that night when my bride
aisappearea 1 oecame a serious man.
It was then that I buried all the frivoli
ties of my past.
"The sensation in Bucharest was
great; the wluspsring aud gossiniu
j came unendurable; I felt the need of an -
! earnest, elevating purpose of some task '
' w which 1 mi,ut nnd forgetfuhiess
estate, so that she might be able to ride i X lsul lo cou?le Il!u ue!iPa,ruK w.0,"n;
to tho entrance gate in a heated car. wuproPn sll s ouc '" ' f
And as she glanced out of the window j !'I,e, 1,cr.T1 sway,,nR '! "tl
a surprise met her eyes. I had had the I " , . Iie wiml hvUvc fr :,nJ
lawn in front of the window transform- U,lh' w, Ul'ro- wa,k,"f tliroI,lgh ,e
cil into the loveliest flower-garden. Wth "ari;T f v'C V' ,a7 ' aUS 1C
beautiful roses among the shrubberv re died- ooking lmie huts, w.th the
nnd with trees laden with blossoms, sloping tattem roofs between the cr.p
had ordered ev,.rrH,in h,,i,t f,.., ! I,,Hi trcfs- :,U(1 Agatha speaking as if
" I understand your case. Latin, the
section chief of the minister of the
interior said to me when I told hlui
about it at the club. We sent off a
' medical expedition to study the oases
latter must be trawled, the disease
should be studied, as well as the eir- i
; eumstanecs which lead to it, and means
, ioraung mo sanitary con. mum .
Hie country should be suggested. I hat
t is au arduous mission whicn requires
i much devotion, even self-snerlfiee. We
j do not easily tind petqde who undertake
i it. Are you wilting to do so?"
j ''I took hold wiili both hands. And
for more than t years I traveled,
j sometimes with companions, sometimes
alone, over the marshy countries, stud
' for the first tim T eneountered human
misery, accompanied by all the terrors
; of need, of illness an.l of death.
"All, there was indeed enough to
study, and there were many to succor
and to rescue: my impulse for work
j found a wide field for activity, and be
, sides I learned that there were more
! useful and nobler ends to which one
could use his money than the support of
impecunious variety singers or the en
richment of needy champagne Import
ers. j "Finally I traveled through the Do-
brudscha and arrived one evening, tired
almost to death, at some poor village in
the vicinity of TuhUeh.i. At a miser
able inn. which was really a coach
man's retreat, found a host who was
extraordinarily polite and aeeoinmodat-
t ing. but who. strangely enough, would
t not give me anything. Only after stat-
t jug my medical mission, and after
I threatening him with the displeasure
j of the authorities, did 1 receive a few
hard-boiled cgs. a piece of rye bread
j and a llaslq of sour wine. I satisfied
my hunger as best 1 could nnd then re-
, tired to the hole which was designated
j ;0 me as my room. 1 intended to take
1 a KOod sleep and was just in the act
; of stretching out on the low couch
when I heard a lively discussion outside
of my door, which seemed to be inter
minable. Finally 1 arose to see what
was the matter, and there found the
polite inn-beeper trying to prevent a
woman from coming to me. In view
of the authorities, he did not wish to
trouble my sleep. The woman had a
sick child, and as she had heard by
chance that a physician was in the vil
lage she had hurried to ask me for aid.
In tho meantime the inn-keepers wife.
too, came up, carrying a candle, and in
the gleam of light I recognized the wo
man as Agatha, who stood before me
in rags. I was still in doubt if my im
agination were not playing me a trick
with a picture which still hovered In
my soul, when she, too. recognized me,
uttering a cry and fulling on her knees
" 'Forgive me, Demeter' she cried.
'Forgive me! I know that I offended
you, that I caused you much pain, that
I exposed you. But you will not be so
ignoble as to take revenge? The re
venge lies in your hand, but you will
not let my child die, will you?'
"Excited that I was, 1 did not quite
know what 1 was saying, but they must
have been soothing words, while I
Siie sprang up joyfully and eiclainii.:
'Oh! Heaven has sent you to help me,
to rescue me! You are coming you are
coming, oh: then all will be well!
"I told her that human aid could not
work miracles. I would do what was
in my power, but she must not b too
premature in her joy. Then I took my
hat and cane and the little hand-satchel
containing my drugs, and we left. Af
ter my last words Agatha had again
fallen into despair and sobbing, related
that her child had ben attacked by a
high fever, that it lay there delirious.
1 being unable to move a muscle. Again
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11110.v1c.11eu 1 ly iub siyiii 111 a person
whom she did not know a person of
the cultured class which she no longer
, saw about her I thought of how
mighty the power of emotion cm lie.
uiis woman. Here, born and bred in
luxury, spoiled, flattered adored, casts
everything from her and goes out into
the wilderness, into the most pitable
poverty, filled with the love for a man
who apparently was not worthy of her
had it been otherwise, how could he
have had the heart to condemn her to
the life she was now leadhig?Aud the
same woman who had hated me and
who had unbridled her hatred against
me, begging forgiveness, in order to
save the life of her child. There nre
emotions which mock nil earthly suf
ferings, all want and degredatiou and
they are the only hold in life.
"In a close, damp, little 100m, I found
tho child in the already described state.
It had a ery sore throat, but the ill
ness was not yet far advanced it was
one of those eass in which medical 1
aid has the best pnvspocts of effecting i
a recovery. Fortunately, thev had an
iee-nit in "iim van I. .-11111 what" else was
necessary I could find in my satchel.
T sat at the bedside of the sick child
for five or six hours and gave h'un ice
pills and other necessary medicines.
Durins this time 1 had leisure to notice
the poverty which reigned in the hut.
I asked no questions, but Agatha told
me of her own nevoid that she had fol
lowed the man whom she loved and
who held the position as schoolmaster
in this desolate village. A schoolmas-
ter in a Roumanian village! Alii but
that meant small fare! She had ei.Tlured
all. had taken all upon herself-until !
.he child came. Then she appealed to i
her father for aid. Bu
, . , , '
hit he wrote her .
that he would have nothin
to do with
u'r aud that she need nof depend upon
ever obtaining a penny from him. He
would rather lavish and squander Ida
money. She should not receive a par
ticle of it. Ah! if only her mother had
still been alive! But she had died soon
sifter the birth of the child. Agatha
related it all and sat weeping quietly.
"Toward 4 o'clock in the morninj: the
child dropped into a quiet sleep: then T
told the mother that I believed I tx)uld I
save me ciiiio s nie. ne sonDeu aiouu
and again feil upon her knees at my
feet, and I felt her tears upon ray hand
and a kiss which she pressed upon it.
I told hr I was ashamed to receive so
much gratitude for having done so lit
tlewhile at one time I had reaped so
much anger for so great a love as mine,
I thought to myself.
1 "Then I left her to watch at the bed
side for several hours, while I went out
, to sit down on a bench in front of the
! house, to sleep a little. I was deathly i
tired, but sleep would not come to mv
eves. All mv nerves were trembling
with excitement. I felt ttat I loS
Agatha more passionately and more
tenderly than ever, but 1 felt, beside,
that she was lost to me. A gloomy
feeling, akin to anger, took possession
of rae against the man who had robbed i
me of her and whom I htd not yet met. J
-" .....a ,...1, 7,,t.tc .UillCUllilUliL U1UI.
I had been able to save the life of her
in my 1
Inch was the best consolation
misery. I-inally. overcome by
feeling of bitter satisfaction and
painful joy. I wept wept hot tears
there in the still night. In front of the
hut of Agatha, whom I loved so dearly
and was never to possess.
"I remained iu the village two days
longer, until the child was out of dan
ger. The morning following that ex
citing night I became acquainted with
Agatha's husband, lie had gone out
the evening before to fetch a physician
from the next village, four hours' dis
tant, but. of course, had found notie.
He was neither handsome nor hrtnielt,
an ordinary man who tried to air hisi
moral strength nnd seemed to think
lightly of the child's illness. I believe
that if the child had died he would not
have shed a tear, only to show what
control he had over his emotions. As
a physician I indorse the hardening of
the body and train myself to it. unmer
cifully. But the hardening of the heart,
as some people practice it, was ever
despised by me. Nevertheless, she lov-
ed the monster of a village schoolmas
terwhat, then, could be done.'
'MJeturhtug to Bucharest. I succeeded
in softening the heart of Agatha's fa
ther. He pardoned his daughter, re
ceived the banished couple at his house
and secured n position for Ids son-in-law
at the capital. That was one of
j the reasons which caused me to leave
my country and to roam from one beau
t if ul place to the other, although it is
not so beautiful anywhere as it is at
"But I did not wish to see the woman
who was so dangerous to me and I
have never seen her again. I console
myself as best I can which is not a
hard task at times.
"But the night in which T saved tho
child of my beloved, who had once be
trayed me. the night when I sat on the
bench in front of the lime hut. in the
dirty street, the night when I shed such
sweet tears of renunciation and re
demption, that night, was my most
beautiful night for on the darkest
night the stars shine brightest."
IMPOSING TOMB OF CONFUCIUS
Rcni-hcd Uy an Avennr Kinptl AVith
Stoi.-e Figure of Auimal mill
The City of Chufu-hsien, the Mecca of
the believers of Confucianism, is in the
province of Shangtung, one of the most
popular districts of the orient. Here
Confucius was born, and here his sa
cred bones lie buried. The tomb which
is located in one of the largest cemeter
ies in the province, about three miles
out from the city abovo mentioned, is
described by the St. Louis Hepublic as
one of the most imposing in the whole
empire. The grave itself is surmounted
by an earth mound about twelve feet
iii height, the whole surrounded by a
cluster of gnarled oaks and stately cy
press trees. Before the mound is ft tab
let about u' feet broad and 20 feet high,
upon which is inscribed the name ami
deeds of the great founder of Confu
cianism, a religion adhered to by over
400,000.000 human beings. The burden
of this Inscription, according to reliable
translation. Is "Perfect One," "Abso
lutely Pure." "Perfect Sage." "First
Teacher." 'Great Philosopher." etc.
The avenue which leads up to the phil
osopher's tomb is even more interesting
than the actual place of burial itself.
On each side of this avenue are rows of
huge nnimals cut in stone lions, ti
gers, elephants and horse?, besides nu
merous myliiie.il creitures. such as ani
mals half dog and half frog, beasts with
four legs and twice as many wings, be
sides a multitude of unnamable mon
sters that never lived on tho earth, in
the water or in the air. Takci alto
gether the burial place of Confucius is
one of the chief spots of interest in the
Aaron Burr died when lie was over
80 years old on Staten Island, lie was
bitterly poor and even ragged and hunger-bit
ecu in his latter life. But his eye
glanced as keen and his manners were
as courteous, and his serene self-re-
spect and belief in himself as apparent
as ever. His death oceured Sept. 14,
is:ti. One day the doctor told Burr
that he could not live till morning
Tho old knight turned his eyes on his
friends who sat watching by his bed.
"He is an iufernal old fool." said
Burr. "Open that bureau drawer," he
then commanded. "Do you see that
letler lying there V"
It was a dainty perfumed missive.
"It is from a lady." continued Burr,
while the look which women had found
so dangerous a cross between moon
light aud the lightning's gleam flashed
in his eye. "It is from a lady. She
says she will call to-morrow. Auybody
who thinks I will die with that ap-
point ment on my hands is a stranger to
Next morning the lady called. She
was beautiful; she was tender. She
brought flowers, and their breath sweet
ened the room. She and Burr talked
for an hour: he in the tender, respect
ful, protecting, yet masterful manner
which had been bis attitude toward
tho other sex all his life. AVhen she I
departed he lay back with the flowers 1
in his old hand the same hand which '
pushed Hamilton into the abyss. The
grind of her carriage wheels was heard
"l'' .'"",'",,". a"ltf" V- ?T
?K to their receding sound. He
JS ' "''' 'T' "J"' l
! ,be,P IV:'?J. aU ." U
1IVUV.V H 1111 IU..M11. rtSlllimMJli I "M.
TORTURED TO DEATH.
Inhnuinn Cruelty of Iho r;n Monc
lllc, Raler of Aliynnlnia.
According to the London Telegraph,
letters have been received from Rome
describing in detail some atrocious acts
of barbarity perpetrated at the
Abyssinian court. Some time ago a
discovered against the
life of the Negus Menelik. Several well
known members of the court were im-
,. .. , . A. , 1 . . .1 I
plicated in the plot, but in view of the !
influence they possessed the
considered It advisable to pardon them.
It appears, however, that a youthful
attendant upon the Negus had been
aware of th" secret movement against j
his majesty, and took to flight on the '
conspiracy being revealed, as he feared
his royal master's anger. He was sub
sequently captured, and without the
pretense of a trial, was condemned to
I tu 1 . . i UVUit"?
J?a? hls tnnielt olUfand one of1hI,s
carried out. but.
torture to which the boy had been sub-1
jected. the Negus, eight days afterward j
jected, the Negus, eight days after
ward, ordered that his right hand
should be cut off. and that he should
then be exposed in the desert. In the
full glare of the sun, until he was de
voured by vultures and hyenas. This
inhuman act on the part of the em
peror, who professes Christianity, has
caused universal horror in the country.
THE GOVERNMENT'S FIAT MONEY.
Freight Rates and Farm Product Ini
quity of Trusts and Grain Option Heal
ing The Tramp in the Rural IHstrlcts
Through North ami Sontli America
Without Changing Cars.
Itisnot mypurpose toadvocate "fiat"
money, but to call attention to the
ignorance, or the stupidity, of those
who not only deny the right of the gov
ernment to issue money upon its liat,
but seem to think there is no such
money now in circulation. In looking
over the latest statement of the treas
ury department I find that nearly one
fourth of the money of the country is
the government's fiat- and that the
only security behind it is the moral
sense of the people of the United States,
or, in other words, their inclination
and ability to make it "dollars"' in fact.
According to the exhibit referred to
there are about SI. 7-1 0,000, 000 of vari
ous kinds of money in circulation in
the United Slates, including what is
held in the banks. This money is dis
tributed substantially as follows among
nine different classes or kinds: Of gold
coin there are about Sj-7,000,000; of sil
ver dollars there are some S". 000,000.
and 01,000,000 in subsidiary silver coin,
making a total of about SO 14.000,000 in
actual coin. There are S77,00J,00O of 1
gold certificates and S.TSO.OOO.OOO of sil
ver certificates, which are really coir,
since they represent coin in the trea
ury and are payable therein. Thcsrt
items make a grand total of SI, 0.11.
000,000 of coin in use. There arc also
SI 03, 000, 000 of national bank notes in
circulation. This leaves quite SI0".
000,000, in pure, simple and umistaka
ble so-called "fiat," money which is
just as desirable to have "in the house.'
as .Mrs. ioodlcs would i-ay, as gold,
bank notes or silvcrcertiticates. These
.i.-.,000,000 of government paper dollars
are made up of oltt greenbacks, the
new treasury notesof 1 a'.'O and currency
certificates issued against the old legal
tenders. But what I am trying to get
at is a defense of the advocates of the
economic principle that the circulating
paper currency of the country should
be issued upon the government's liat,
and to show by the treasury depart
ment that the government is already in
the fiat money business pretty exten-
sively if one-quarter of the entire
money of tiie country is enough to
justify one in saying that of the gov-
ernment. As a purely economic propo-
sition, however, it is doubtful if as
much good as harm would come of a
policy that would give into tiie hands
of the general government the sole
authority to expand and contract the
circulating medium of the country.
Trade and commerce should regulate
that, and not professional politici.ms.
FltEIGHT i:.TKS AXP TAKM I'KOIH CTS.
Much good to trade and commerce is
expected to come of the conference be- ,
tween the trallic managers of the rail- '
ways and the Interstate Commerce com
mission. It is their purpose to agree
upon a more uniform classification, and i
also come to a better understanding as
to how the tendency to horizontal
lowering of freight rates should be
checked. The opinion is that redue- 1
tions in tiie cost of marketing farm pro-
ducts have not been too rapid or too
weening: that the difference between
tne price ot products ot tiie soil at first
. ' - . . ... ......
hands and the price at the consumer's
door should be kept at the minimum,
and that rates should always be made
, with that purpose in view. In other
' words, the sentiment is that while tiie
railroads snouid Decompensated on a
basis that would insure reasonable
profits to them, farm products should
j be put to the lowest possible expense in
reaching the markets of the country,
and high class goods be taxed more iu
proportion to their ability to pay. Tiie
plan is to give the farmer the benefit
of the lowest rates that possibly can I e
made so low indeed that were there
j no classes of goods that are able to pay
higher charges the roads could not be
operated at all. and makeup the differ
ence by making higher rates on dry
goods and similar classes, and on what
are called luxuries, of all kinds. I'n
doubtedly this is the proper solution of
the railway rate problem, for it will
equalize the cost to commerce of main
taining the common carriers of the
country on a basis that will give the
products of the soil advantages which
they are entitled to as a common-sense
proposition, it is expected that state
legislatures will take up the question
of regulating tra flic tariffs on tlieselines
and thus bring about more harmonious
relations between the public and the
WIIAT FAKMKUS WANT.
What the agricultural communities
more especially want, and want right
away, is a lot of anti-trust and anti
option legislation. I have been observ
ing the drift of the sentiment of con
solidated capital in building up colossal
industrial concerns, and also of what
arc called option dealers in grain and
provisions. With scarcely a single ex
ception tiieir methods and purpose are
I those of the robber. The lirst named
almost invariably forms a trust with
I his competitor so as to destroy conipe
1 tition and thus put wheels in motion
I that will grind the last dollar out of
, the consumer. The option dealer is a
t professional liar, and when two or more
are scheming to advance prices of the
necessaries of life they are a. syndicate
I of liars. Legislation for tiie suppres
, sion of both have been attempted by
, congress and by several of the states.
j but somehow these leeches seem to be
a me to use money in a way tiiat it lias
all the power of an Orient il liypnoti
zer and thus defeat all efforts at their
1 suppression. Hut what is wanted just
j now is a powerful influence brought
upon congress to quickly put the Hatch
; bill, or some equally good measure,
1 through boln houses. The cry is
already going up from grain gambling
1 nits and trust counting room-, that the
Hatch bill and all other such measures
are inimical to business interests, but
it 5s the Q,d son of thcse robbers'
it sings a lie from start to finish. Let
I us have the Hatch bill, or something
1 equally as good. The Hatch bill does
1 not say there shall be no tradmir in
options and futures, but it requires th
actual delivery of the thing sold, am
called paying "differences"" on settle- !
i"""1"1" L.,iU a-----'eiu. y wnat are
-i.:i.: i. .i i 1 Ti i
ment day instead of delivering the
goods as is now the custom. The bill
&ous as is now the custom. Tl
provides that all agreements be
writinf. and e.videneo slmll Vionrnflnrxwl
that thr seller is tl,o .-.et..ni .. -- r
the thing sold. Moreover the seller
shall say who is the custodian of the
articles and shall identify them and his
right to sell them by producing ware
house receipts and such other evidence
as may be required to establish owner
ship. If this bill becomes a law there
will be no more buying and selling of
grain and provisions except when the
actual article is owned by the seller
j and delivered to the buyer'at maturity
of the contract. There is a burning
need for thin kind of a law.
One of the curses tha will follow in
the wake of tiie panic, and whieh will
be expressed in the most aggravating
degree in the rural districts, is the
large accession to the army of tramps
a class of human beings who toU not.
neither do they spin anything but the
most preposterous lies. That the farm
communities of the west will have more
of this clement to deal with this year
thai! ever before there is not the sliitdow
of a doubt, forso many naturally worth
less fellows have had an opportunity
this winter to taste for the first time to
them the sweets of idleness at the ex
pense of public and private charities,
and that wnv cf existing so becomes
them thev will take to the road as soon J
as the weather will permit of anything
like a comfortable night's lodging un
der trees and in barna. It has been
suggested that the rural districts organ
ize at once, and every farmer agree to
give food to no tramp until he has done
enough work to pay for it. and the sug
gestion is an excellent one. as experi
ence in some localities shows But tiie
agreement to adopt that kind of a pol
icy must be of the iron-clad kind to
make it effectual. But aside from dis
couraging willful idleness, fanners
should not lose sight of the fact that a
born tramn is alsoa born anarchist, and
if there is a class of people on tnis
earth that have no conception of tho
meaning of honest labororof gratitude
it is the anarchist or professional
tramp, whieh is the same thing. Now
1 am not an alarmist, but 1 have reason
to conclude from the character and con
versation of very many soup house pa
trons in the several cities I have visited
this winter, that no such a swarm of
worthless creatures has ever been seen
in the west as will be "doing the road"
this year, and I am persuaded that pro
tection to the farmer lies in applying
the heroic remedy promptly and with
A GIIK.VT KNTKUPIUsr.
The survey of the proposed Interna
tional railway through Mexico and
South America lias been finished by
United States- Fngineer Miunk. after
eight months hard labor. His esti
mate is that the cost for building road
beds and bridges will be not far from
c.... nno oo: iin.lwill .e.mire ten years'
, Work. The International commission
has the report, and it is understood the
work of construction will be begun in
tiie near future. It is hard for the
mind to comprehend what such a
stupendous enterprise means to the
commerce of this continent. Just
think of one taking a Pull
man car at any railway station in
North America and journeying with
out change of cars to the remotest rail
way station m South America: Almost
j fro'm tlu. Ilorth poc to the south pole in
a "pilace on wlieeis at a
thirty or forty miles an hour.
, is su wi,at anv uf 1I1V readers may do
; before mio. Verily the nineteenth ten-
,.,. fi,i.1etm.firt..rnf it vuieeinl-
h;,s more great tilings for advancing
nimatiitv crowded into it than any
, oller OIlc . tjf,v s.milar periods in the
1 t.ktnn-nf the r.rl. I ,i;maxi.
WITS AT WORK.
"Do you think practice always makes
perfect?'' "No; it hasn't made any
thing but a row ever since that idiot
upstairs commenced with his flute."
Little Johnny Papa, did you ever
make a snow man in the winter?
Wise Father No. my son. but I have
helped to make a great big ice man
in the summer.
Artist I painted this picture, sir. to
' 1-''P lll Wu!f f' lIl ,oor- Healer,
r. . . i- 11 1...
j auer inspecting 11-
-Well. hang it on
the knob where the wolf can see it,
and he'll skip quick enough.
Shoe .Merchant, measuring her foot
Si.e two will just about lit you. I
think, little girl. Little (Jirl. doing
her own shopping O. dear, no! That's
too large. I can wear half-past one.
"What were you doing so long iu
the store?"' "There was an Italian at
the counter, anl I btcame so much
interested in his appearance that I
stood there and watched until I saw
the dago buy."'
"I think I did a good job when I put
up those f trawberries," said .Mrs.
Snaggs, complacently, as her husband
helped himself to the preserves a
third time. "Yes," replied lie, "they
are very good for a put-up job."
I'arruthers I hear you are engaged
to one of the llathburne twins. How
oyou distinguish her from her sister?
Uaite O, prior to the wedding I
haven't regarded it as material, and
when the time comes 1 presume she
will know the difference.
Mr. Wick wire You ought to be
ashamed of the way you encourage
that Mrs. Carsup to keep calling here.
Do you really enjoy hearing your
neighbors taiked about? Mrs. Wick-
wire .no, 1 can t say mat 1 (to. I.iiu
as long as I keep her here I know she
is not talking about me.
The German professor of music to
be met with in Lnglish drawing-rooms
is an entertaining old gentleman. To
him recently a lady said, when one of
his compositions had just been render
ed by one of the guests: "How did
you like the rendering of your song,
profes-or?" -Vas dot my song?" re
plied the professor.' "I did not know
was a erlm'j in England
I during the reign of Henry VIII.
Application was made at tiie New
York postoilice the other day for
mourning stamps, and the applicant
expressed great disappointment when
! he was told that the government did
, not keep anv in stock.
'iho Yorkshire Post, having an
r nounced the death of John Sedgwick,
had to correct the announcement, the
gentleman being still alive. By way
j of putting the matt r right, the cor
I rcct'on concluded thus: -The pant
graph reached us from a usually triist
t worthy correspondent, and v.tj regret
1 that he appears to have been misin
1 Even sealskin is now counterfeited,
' not only with plush. whieh was a weak
j device, but with a true fur that close
ly resembles tiie real thing. .Muffs of
. . . . - .
tnis material sold last season at 53 or
more, this year they are as
This year they are as low a
Sl.50.and so cloe is their resemblance '
to the thing they simu'ate that wo
men wear them side by side with true i
seal garments. ,
In the death of George Miller, Som- '
erset county, Pa , lost one of her most
remarkable characters. Miller was
seized with smallpox when only three
years old, and since then he has been
totally blind. Some fifty years ago
he learned to make hand hay rakes,
and he made them s0 u-t.n a"n, suo
stantially that he soon lui-lt up a large
trade and became u.dely known as
"the blind nikemaker."
THE OLD RELIABLE
Columbus - State - Bank
(QJjIeet Baak Ib & ftttoj
pays Interest on Time Deposits
, Males Loans on Real Estate
(hftlt, Ckloag. New Tark ami al
Mttis : sraMsm : noon.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
A&d Helps iU Coitomera when they Naed Hb
rtlCZBS ASD DIMCWlll
fJCASDin QERRARD. Frea't.
B. B. HENRY. Vic. Preat
JOHN 8TAUFFKR. CaaUaa
Authorized Capital of
Paid in Capital,
0. H. SHELDON. Prcs't.
II. P. II. OEIILRICn. Vice. Tres.
CLAUK GRAY, Cashier.
DANI EL SOU RAM, Aa't Cash
IT. M. Winst.ow, II. P. II. OEm.mcir.
1 Jonas Welcu.
w. a. iuual.l.isxk11,
S. O. OitAT. J. ITesbt WonniMAs.
GehiiakpLoseu, Heniit Loseke.
Ci,akk Okay. Geo. W. (Utur,
Daniel. Sciikau. A. V. II. OEiiiaiicn.
L'ltASli ICOKElt. 3. V. liECKEn Estaxi,
Ttankof deposit; Interest allowed on ttrae
deposits; buy and sell oxelmnso on United
States and Europe, and buy and soil avafl
al)Io securities. Wo shrill bo pleased to re
ceivo your business. Wo solicit your pat
First National Bank
A. ANDERSON, J. H. GALLEY,
I'resldont. Vice Trca't.
O. T. ROEN. Ca3hlcr.
fl.AOTfcuSoN, P. ANDEn30!T.
JACOB QREI3EN, HENRY BACIATZ.
Statement of the Condition at tho Close
of Business Julj 12, 181)3.
Ueal Kstate Furniture and FIx-
Loans and Discount".
S 241.4G7 57
tares lf.ai 9)
tl. S. Itonds 5,.0 0)
Hue from other banks JTtT.fCtJ 31
Cash on Hand 2I.8C7 56 59.7 M
Xo till... ....... .....fe,lJ0 oj
Capital Stock paid In.
.S CO.00O 01
. OO.WJ 01
. 4,576 00
. 13,500 JO
I Ti ii lotWifi
All kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Bnggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A,
Wood Mowers, Beapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and 8elf-hinders the
Shop on Olive Street, Columbus, Neb.,
four doors south of Borowlak's.
Collins : and : Metallic : Cases !
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