Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (June 9, 1897)
-&" '0pkSrmfs'J1 w?e&''e3?
- - 9tnr f
VO.LJME XXVIII. NUMBER 9.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 9, 1897.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,413.
: it. -
WASTED: A- MODEL
(By Anna Sheilds.)
T seems so very
strange, dear. Not
Miss Seymour ei-
pccted to see pre
cisely the expres
sion upon the face
of her niece as did
follow this opinion.
great brown eyes
flashed, her pretty
lips curled with scorn and a rich color
mantled in her cheeks.
Proper! Society does not rule down
" here. Aunt Margaret'
Besides it a
mere matter of business!
A twinkle danced in Miss Margaret's
eyes, but vanished, presently.
"Oh." she said, "you mean to make
a profession of your art."
"Oh, dear!" sighed Lena, "how many
times I have told you. Aunt Margaret,
.that art will not accept divided hom
age. I hope some day to call myself
an artist! New," and the large brown
eyes grew luminous, the lips smiled as
if some vision of beauty woke a glad
response in Lena's heart, and her little
white hands moved unconsciously to
clasp each other; "now I can only hope
and dream, work and pray!"
Then she came suddenly out of this
little ectasy and said:
"I sent an advertisement to the '
Grantville Gazette' yesterday, and it is I
She took a folded newspaper from
her pocket, orened it and read
" 'WANTED A fisherman to stand
as model for an artist. Terms liberal.
pply at No. 3 Seaview Terrace, Ocean
3y the uay. Aunt Margaret, the ut
ter absurdity of that address never
stiuck me so forcibly as it does at this
moment. 'Ocean Place" a strip of sea
beach half a mile in extent! "Seaview
Terrace, four empty and one occupied
" cottage. I suppose all the population
of Wilton w ill apply for the position."
But nearly a week passed, every day
bringing a repetition of the advertise
ment, and no; an answer reached Sea
view Terrace. Lena worked busily at
lier picture, a sea-scape, with a group
of children in the foresreund. a wo
man watching the wates upon a rock
to the right, and a great blank space for
the fisherman, who was to come to
greet her. The subject was not very
new or ory oricinal. but Lena was
ti eating it with wonderful power for a
young artist. She had worked faith
fully under cood masters in London.
Paris and Rome for six years, and was
an artist born. Her father had been
proud of her genius, giving it full scope,
while she was yet a mere child, and
when he died he charged his sister to
let Lena have her will, if she wished
to continue her studies. So the girl,
then only seventeen, when her routine
of studies with her masters was over,
took her easel and brushes for rest, for
salve to the Litter heart-pain her fath
er's absence caused, and. with her aunt
for a companion, went abroad to study.
She had been at home only two months
when she took board at Seaview Ter
race, and Lecan her sea picture her
first Sarce one on canvas. It was too
SV n n n I
mil """ y:-
WORKING WITH RAPID FINGERS.
early in the season for seaside visitors,
still April weather, and Wilton was but
a small place, so she worked outdoors,
her easel facing the wide blue sea she
copied with sometimes fainting, often
Mortimer Gilroy railed himself weary
of the world. At thirty-two he had ex
hausted all the pleasures a liberal for-
tune. strong health, a culthated mind j
anu pientuui leisure anorded. When I
say "exhausted"' I merely quote Morti
mer Gilroy. He had "done" Europe.
Egypt and his native country; had been
petted by society, escaped numerous
cunningly spread matrimonial webs,
end. while he counted his flirtations bv
dozens, he was heart whole, as he lav
upon the deck cf the Firefly, his own.
yacht, readmg the "Grantville Gazette."
He had come from a winter cruise on
the coast cf Florida, throush the Gulf
of Mexico, winding about the West In
dies, till, weary cf sea as well as land,
he was sailinc for New York when he
put in at Wiltcn for a supply of fresh
"Hulloo"' he muttered. "I do believe
this is the beautiful artist I saw
Through my glass this morning, paint
ing on the beach. 'Wanted: A fish
erman to stand as model for an artist.
Terms liberal. Apply at No. 3 Sea
view Terrace. Ocean Place. Wilton."
She was very beautiful. I was sorrv
when the sun became too s'arinc on
the water and drove her indoors. A
He mused a moment, then called:
A rugged sailor answered at ence.
"Bob. I am going to stay at Grant
ville for a few weeks. You will take
the yacht heme!"
Bob was too much accustomed to hk'
master's sudden freaks to make any
comment, and Mr. Gilroy. hastily se
lected a few articles in his cabin, pack
ed a valise and went ashore.
June had come. Lena had spent the
merry month of May in a dream of per
fect happiness. She meant no decep
tion when she told her Aunt Margaret
it was the rapture cf artistic success
that painted her cheeks, and made her
eyes brilliant, her voice thrill with mu
Every day. when the weather permit
ted, she was upon the beach, working
with rapid fingers and swelling heart j mckC1 :or 50a
over her canvas. Every day. at the '.
.hour agreed upon. James Smith, fisher- ! ntr KiiteJ in a wterFoat.
man. presented himself as her model i A waterspout struck the farmhouse
upon the liberal terms: cnTerd in the ' of James Branders. near Monticella.
"Grantville Gaz'te." Had Lena been Tenn.. and demolished the house. Bran-fcrcugnt-iip
in soie'v I kno-v i would ders, his wife and child and two farm
have been impossible for her to accept bands were killed
!StoBe'VG00IB POURING IN.
tist teas a child yet in many ways. She
had been educated with the seclusion
of a nun, in spite of her foreign ex-
I perience, and her devotion to her art
I iiciu .epi ner sun seouueu irum tuuiie
J after she returned to her home-
it was, therefore, no amazement, out
simply a delight, to her, when the hand
some fisherman, who looked one of Na
ture's noblemen in his rough, pictures
que dress, conversed with her intelli
gently, and paid her the courteous re
spect of a gentleman. Little by little,
as they drew more closely together in
their daily intercourse. James Smith let
the brilliant intellect, the traveled
i knowledge he possessed creep out into
sight. He gave her to understand.
without actually lying, that he had been
a sailor, and so accounted for his fa-
miliarity- -with the scenes she had vis -
?,, .., . u.
"-" 1UU UUllCVgUICU UU iiCi liWIL
and brain. He looked over many of
her sketch-books, wondering at the
power in the slender hands, the genius
of the youthful brain, the fidelity of
touch and eye, and. as the restraint of
strangeness wore away his true man
hood asserted itself, and his heart rosa
his master. How could he but love
her' With all her wondrous gift he
!'..... .!f.f t7 Cr!
t - - "" --
was Liie jjuresi. simplest laaiueu lie iiiiu
ever met. Ladies h had known bv
scores, finished in every graceful ac-
complishment. but never one more ex
quisite 'n refinement than Lena. Peas
ant girls he had seen with "beauty un
adorned," yet not one more unaffected
than this artist maid in her dress of
' cheap print, her hair simply bound in
heavy braids of golden lustre.
There was the unaffected grace of
girlhood, with the well-stored mind, of
one wno made book3, music and art
His conscience rebelled often at the
deceit he was practicing, but he hug
ged the thought of the luxury he could
offer his love, the toil he could spare
June was yet young when the picture
was completed, and in the early morn
ing James Smith. Aunt Margaret and
Lena itood upon the beach looking up
on its beauty. It was to be packed and I
sent to New York in the afternoon, and
Lena, her heart full, said softly: I
"How can I live if it is a failure?" i
Believing she spoke of actual poverty, I
should her art fail to win money, '
James Smith, with a sudden, over- i
whelming love controlling him. spoke
cut. It would make mv storv too Ion
to tell the words that made Lena's
heart tremble and her eyes grow misty,
while Aunt Margaret's wrath was kind
ling at the fisherman's presumption.
But when Lena's hand was fast pris
oned in his own, when her eyes, love
lighted, were drooping and her cheeks
blushing under his gaze, James Smith
"But. though I have once deceived
you. Lena, you may trust me now, for
"Deceived me?" she cried, shrinking
"I am not James Smith, but Mortimer
Gilroy; not an honest, hard-working
fisherman, only an idle, useless gentle
man. You will not need to work when
yon are my wife, Lena, but can paint
for pleasure only."
Then Lena's eyes flashed merrily, and
she would have spoken, even if Aunt
Margaret had not said, dryly:
Perhaps it would be a good time to
Mortimer Gilroy who you are.
not look so bewildered." Lena !
I am not masquerading. I am
simply what you know me Madeleine
j Seymour, artist. But Aunt Margaret i
I wishes me to tell vou that I n.iinr rm? I
i have namted for years, solelv fomlp.is- '
i ure! I love my art' I have loved it i the manufacturers and others as the
! better than any earthly pleasure since ; pendency of a tariff measure cf any fuihb the Reponibiiity.
-v t first my hand could grasp a pencil. But sort, because of the fact that business ' It is announced that the Democrats
I I am not working for money, because . contracts and undertakings cannot be ' and -some of the Populists in the Sen
i I have more than enough. I am rich. I entered unon without definite know!- ate nroDose to delay the enactmpnr nf
j too, though I do not paint in satin
, dresses or wear jewels at the seaside.
Still. I did not mean any deception!"
"And you would have bestowed your
wealth upon a poor fisherman?" asked
Mortimer Gilroy. with glad heart and
I She smiled, answering:
I "I think I found the pearl in its
! rough case. I did not know your social
, position, but I did know you were a
gentleman in heart and education. I
1 could not have loved you had your
i speech or manner been as rough 33
i So Aunt Margaret was satisfied, and
society welcomed Mortimer Gilroy's ar
tist wife, guessing nothing of the little
romance that was founded upon adver-
tising for a model. New York Ledger.
The Ror Wa Ired in
The smart-looking agent with the
enlarged crayon portrait under his arm
had just laid his hand on the gate
latch, says the Detroit Free Press.
when the snub-nose boy. who was care
fully spreading a banana peel on the
"Say, mister, did you notice that
woman in the yard with the red hair
and spectacles and a clothes pin in
her mouth, who kicked the dog in the
ribs a few minues ago?"
"I did. sonny," said the agent.
"Was ycu goin in there and knock
at the door, and when she came out
was you goin" to smile and say: "Good
lornmg. miss, is your mamma ar
home?" jut to make her feel like vou I
thought she was about IS or 19 vears
"Well. I don't know but what I was,"
said the agent, with a slight blush.
"I thought so." said the boy, "and
I'm willin to give you a tip. Don't
you do it. That's ma. and I'm better
posted on our domestic arrangements
than you are. I guess you'd better not
say anything about her mother at all. i
You see. grandma was feelin pretty f
skittish this momln and she got up
soon and went off with ma's bicycle,
and dun-colored leggings on, and
hasn't got back yet. and ma seems to
be kinder irritated. You can do as
you please about it. but '
"I'll come around some other time,
sonny, and see your ma." said the
agent, taking his hand off the gate.
"I forgot about a lady in the next
block who wanted a picture enlarged
in a hurry this morning. Here's
. . . . ,.
Eaoeb Goods to Sopply the Trade far (
Tear Americans. UoweTer, Need
Xot Purchase Foreign Made G cods
Good for Farmers.
If anybody is in doubt as to the ac
curacy of the recant statement of
Chairman Dingley that a year's supply
I of foreign soods win probably be in
the warehouses 0f the country by the
time the new tariff bill can get upon
the statute books, let him examine the
following figures showing the customs
wainfo ; .. , , !.-:.
i . . ..;.. m., rr,
Ie-V and a protective congress. They
are as follows: November, 1S96, $9,
930.3S5; December. $10,779,412; Janu
ary, 1S97. $11,276,S74; February. $11.
587,260; March, $22,S33,S56; April, $24.
454,351. 'When it is remembered that
these figures rplato nnlv to the duti
able goods and that there has been an
, ., . . . . . . .....
THE WILSON TARIFF
DAYS OF SERVICE.
' Piai rusmn- m or non-autiaoie . VVWiV"- "r'C rT
! Sods "ly to be transferred to the uon' " cnl-v no such pledge,
! dnn-ahiA H ?r ,-,-,! i, M ,w tiwJc"her expressed or implied, made at
- " "- --- . --
! fiol of importations now pa3Sing
tarugh the customs house of the
country is something enormous. Fo:
eign manufacturers and importers con
tinue to rush their goods into the coun
try in the face of the retrospective
clause of the Dingley bill. The cus
toms receipts in April were 524.454.351,
or two and a half times as much as
those in the month in which McKin
ley and the rrotective conzress were
elected. This gives something of an
idea of the enormous nuantitv of for-
eign goods being brought into th"
country. When it is remembered
that these figures relate only to the
dutiable goods and that all non-dutiable
goods likely to go on the dutiable
list under the new tariff are also be
ing rushed in and in still greater num
bers, the disadvantages under which
the manufacturers of the country are
now attempting to operate and must
operate for many months, will be real
ized. Importations of foreign wools
continue at every port of entry and
from every wool producing country.
In April PhiladelDhia received over
eight million pounds in four weeks.
?.ew York over twentv-fcur million
! ad.Boston apparently over sixty-five
minion. .People who criticize the pro
position to place a duty on hides
brought into she country will perhaps
te interested in the fact that the value
cf hides imported since 1S99 is in ex
cess of the importations of wool upon
! which the vast majority of the
; people of this country agree
i that there should be a duty.
f The importation of hides from 1S90 to
1S96 inclusive, amounted in value to
$li6,23,107 while the value of the wool
imported in that time was $13S,352,
E44. The Tariff Bill.
I The tariff bill has been completed so
I far as relates to the senate finance
i committee and is now readv for con
sideration by the senate. How lonz
it will be before that bodv cannot nf
' course be foretold, but the outlook for
j a reasonable degree of speed in its
i consideration appears to be sood and
there i3 500tl reaso:i to believe that
!t WI" be uPon tI,e statute Looks by the
i end of the n?cal year. Members of
narties are rccoznizinc thp fac:
that nothing so disturbs the hn
conditions of the countrv. both anion:
edge as to what the prices of import
ed articles or the rates of duty will be.
j These facts are leading men irrespec
j tiro of party to a desire for prompt
I action since tbey know that a busi
J ness revival cannot be expected by
I anybody unfl the tariff can bo put
I into oreraiion and the immense stock
cf foreign goods now conilns into th
country dispose.: of and the market '
opened to our own rr.anufoc'urers.
The farmer nad ti senate.
The farmer Is likely to be well taken
care of by that dignified body, the Unit
ed States ser.ate. The tariff bill, re-
: ported from ths finance committee of
. that body. ha edded a duty of ll.
rate o: wool cf the third class, and
cut out the clnust- in the house bill
which exempted Hs"a.Iaii sugar from
dut!e.. thus ri2urlr that competition
with bet sujar. The duty put on
hides, tea tnd crher articles which
were formerlv on thp fre list will im
prove ;h opportunities for advanta
geous restpr-oltr treaties for which
the senate wt:i provide, and which will
greatly ber.clit the farmer. It is be
lieved the ht?ue rates on wools of the
first and second cias-5 will be restored
by the e-iate cr conference- esmmittefe. !
Checrtee -Neil- for Farmer-
The Department of Agriculture is re
ceiving very gratifying reports from
the farming community. The contin
uation of higher prices for wheat, the
unusual foreign demand for corn and
the activity among farmers in prepar
ing to make an earnest experiment in
Khe production of sugar beers, combine
to maKe the conditions ..mong ttiat
clsss of population unusually healthful
and encouraging. - "Dollar wheat." for
which farmers had scarcely dared to
hope, was ccinrldent with the incom
ing of McKinley, while the extraordi
nary demand for their corn adds to ,
their general encouragement. Coupled
with, this comes the activity and inter
est folt in the experiments which are ,
to be tsado in all parts of the country j
In the production ot our own sugar. '
and it Is apparent tLat the farming
coamunfty is not only feeling the rc-
turn of prosperity, but Is occupying its ! . , . . , ,
. . ... t. , , ... u. i ' mocracj-and what acuon should faere
xnmd with cheerful thoughts and pros- ,. . ' , . .. . , ,.
.. , , , after be taken bv those who last vear
pects rather than the clcomy ones , . . . .. - 7 , T -
;,., w , ...,,, f,.., !, 'rejected the Chicago platform because
which were a constant feature of the ;. , , . T. - , , ,
m r i -.. . i j i - . of its talseness to the principles of Jef
four years of the Cleveland a.itr.inistra- t , , . . v-iy uj " .
Japan "W-mctary Artlep
The Japanese ccmtui.a'.cn. fetch has
studied the conditions in Japan for the
past eighteen months a affected by
the silver standard has found that the
average cost of eleven Ipading articles
necessary to life In Japsn has increased
in the period between 1S73 and 1S94 no
less than 62 per ceut. while the wages
In the country have lnfreased bat S3
per cent. In view of these conditions
tie corainlssioa recctacicndd the
abandonment of the silver standard.
which recommendation was promptly
and favorably acted upon by the gor
ernment. "Mlso" is the name of an ar
ticle of food largely used in Japan. It
is entirely o" native production and
therefore not subject to the increased
cost through depreciation of silver cur
rency which foreign articles of food
would suffer, yet the Japanese commis
sion which has been studying the sil
ver question in Japan for eighteen
monies past, icunu tnat miso naa in
creased S9 per cent in cost from 1S73 to
1S93, while the wages of the laboring
people who use it had increased only
S3 per cent, thus showing that they
were tho greatest sufferers under the
G. H. WILLIAMS.
Xo Pled-es Were .Slide.
In his stirring address before '.be
Harlem Republican Club last night
Senator Foraker sharply reminded the
gold Democrats that the Republicans,
made no pledge in the last campaign
to surrender their principles, and that
these Principles oald be resolutely
mmnrajnpn h.v tho vu n or iim nie.
( ... ; v... , ,-.. .t.- j . -
la-l cc-bjt c'c'-v Ther.e tbe doctriIie
of protection was zealously preached by
Republicans, and nowhere more em
phatically and repeatedly than from the
porch of the McKinley homestead in
Gold Draocrats understand this fullr.
uunng last summer and fail they were for congress next year. The import
so fully aware of it that their organs ! ance, therefore, of carrying a major
loudly complained that Major McKiu-
Iey talked tariff too much." although
! these organs were ad-ocating General
; Palmer for the Presidency. The truth
is that hundreds cf thousands of Dem-
crats cast their ballets for Major Mc-
Kinley. net only in spite of his wcll-
known protection principles, bat on
, account cf them. They stood in as
! much fear of a continuation of a free
I trade tariff as in that of an inaugura-
I tion of free silver coinage. It was in
order to escape Loth evils that they
, voted for the Canton statesman. Com-
j mercial Advertiser.
Hovr Can Wc Kipect
The pledges of a speedy return to
good times to glibly made by the spell-
I binders "ere repeatedly deprecated by
i the conservative, sober-minded element
in tne .'tepuoncan party. It was well
known that many cf these promises
were ridiculously extravagant. They
never had any warrant in any of the
utterances of Major McKinley in his
"front porch" campaign.
The Republican nominee declared
that we could not hope for a return of
the prosperity of 1S92 until wc had en
acted legislation that would m-ovidp
auequate encouragement to American
i industry, and that would yield enough
revenue to prevent the recurrence of
the treasury deficits. He repeated over
and over again the admonition that
we must not expect good times until
the government was put upon a paying
basis. He emphasied this as a prerequi
site to the restoration of that business
confidence which was destroyed by fall-
! inS revenues and the constant raid on
. the gold reserve.
, Tne government has not yet been
! PacctJ uPn a paying basis. Prosperity
wJl1 not co:n until the new tariff meas-
, ure has beGn uPn lhe federal statute
j u?ua luu eauu3n io inaugurate a re-
i w"ul lausuibiiiug muubines anu long
enough to turn a bountiful tide of rev-
' enue into tne government treasure.
1T x T r m 9 w n T
i r. tariff bill as long as possible. Doubt
j less they will do so because they think
that such a proceeding is good politics,
i They are laboring to create the impres
j sion that business is not improving un-
der the present administration. In so
j doing they assume that the people are
; so ignorant that they will attribute
' what they may regard as a continua-
:ion of business depression to the Re-
, publican administration without any
j change in the tariff and other revenue
! laws. The Republican victory put an
end to the uncertainty regarding the
; money question. As the result mon
' ey has been cheap for those who can
furnish good security, and thousands
' of industries have started up. giving
larger employment to labor. This is
true of the iron industry in all its
branches. But the same tariff exists
now that caused the business depres
, sion under the last administration. In
, dustries employing thousands of peo
ple prior to the election of 1S92 cannor.
be started up because it is impossible
for them to regain and hold the Ameri
can market. During the past f"w weeks
the bonded wai-Phouses have ks j
tru"c "im v..-ci.".-ie gcous,
into competition with
'i- "' IU Ims country, bo long
as this condition exists the full return
of prosperity cannot ce expected.
If the Republicans in the Senate can
have their way a tariff bill will become
a law early in July which will afford
ample revenue and a reasonable pro
tection to American industries, giving
many thousand people the opportunity
to earn wages who are now idle. If.
by obstructive tactics in the Senate,
the Democrats and their allies prevent
the passage of such a bill they will Le i
.... . ...
when it became certain that the pro
tective policy would be overthrown,
which has continued with more or less
severity since, and will continue until
a better law shall take its place. In
Minnld Cobic with t'-
From the Chicago Times-Herald:
1 There is much talk at the present mo-
A ii 4UCCUUU 1U LUC iH ?
I what are right-thinking and patriotic
democrats to do who last November
joined with their lifelong political but
honorable foes in saving the nation
from national bankruptcy and dishon
or? Undoubtedly many democrats are
perplexed and hesitating, but reflection
must show that but one course is open
to them. As long as the Chicago plat
form exists as a menace to the scod
order of society and to the national
integrity, and as long as the framers
of that platform defiantly stand upon
respcnsiDie lor a continuation ci tne ; u, '" -ut.i. me currency ques
industrial depression which began tion is one of overshadowing interest
--- -t--W VU0 MW.W .-.. U
himself to withstand and overthrow it
In other words, while the conditions
of 1S96 continue the duties of 1S95 co
tina. So thinking and believing, the sold
democrats last fall rallied to the sup
port of the republican party, as tne
liberal unionists in England rallied at
an equally momentous time to the sup
port of the conservative party. That
alliance in England still continues and
will continue until the question In
which it originated is finally settled.
So with us. The alliance between the
gold democracy and the republican par
ts should be maintained until the con
junct forces of populism and silverism
are utterly overthrown. It is ncedlesa
to say that the leaders of Bryamsra
and Altgeldism have not yet lost their
courage, still look upon their defeat
as transient, and exultantly proclaim
their expectation of winning in the
contest of 1S9S or 1909. While thia at
hltnde is maintained there can be but
one choice for sound money men. It is
not too early to speak of these things,
for the elections of 1SSS will scon be
here and upon their result the future
may depend. In the event of the presi
dential election of 1900 being thrown
- . .
' mto lhe hoU5e representatives, -is
; were those of 1S00 and 1S24. the cou
j gress elected in 1S9S will elect the pres
' ident. and a majority of states decides
1 the election.
I Here, then, is where the next great
battle will be fought, in the elections
ity of the states for sound money can-
net well be exaggerated.
Why We Need He-iproritT.
From Chicago Inter Ocean: In the
city of Freiberg, which is in the king
dom of Wurtemberg. which is one cf
the petty kingdoms of the German em
pire, the butcher who offers meat im
ported from the United States for sale
must have this sign displayed in his
store: "Inferior American Meats for
Sale Here." And we are told by certain ' go-Times-Herald that it ha3 taken his
scnators heaven bless their cosmopol- ' tory thirty-six years to write,
itan souls that it is wicked and im- I At the beginning of the great civil
politic to impose discriminating duties ! war, in 1SS1, Samuel W. Kennev a
i on German beet sugar.
Saxony is another of the petty king-
doms of the German empire. We im-
port millions of dollars" worth of dry
goods, laces, velvets, toys, glassware,
chinaware, etc., from Saxony. But Sax-
ony so arranges matters that it is im- ,
i possible to sell a pound of American
perk at a profit within the limits of it3
, domains. First comes the duty for I
admission to the empire, then comes
, the duty for admission to the kingdom, '
then comes a duty of 3U cents-per,
j pound for admission to the capital city
' Dresden, then comes a
fee of 25
cents per piece, whether the piece , service as a spy. He went to Louis
weighs a pound or a hundred weight, i ville, and thence entered the Confed
fcr "inspection" before sale is allowed. ' erate lines. He was recognized and
And the "inspector" is as human a3 ' betrayed by one cf his old Tennessee
certain alderman are. and he has it in
his power to confiscate and destroy, or,
perchance, to cook and eat, the meat
if he chooses to condemn it. There is
no appeal from his decision. And vet
, certain good, and presumably wise.
Americans, condemn "retaliatorv tar
iffs." The fact is that the United States
has a surplus of good, thoroughly good,
beef and pork for exportation. The
free traders have told us that if we
will buy sugar, lace, velvet, silk. tovs.
and cutlery from Germany, instead of
raising or making these things for our- j
selves, then Germany will devote itself
to raising sugar, and to making lace, !
velvet, silk, toys, and cutlery, and will
buy all the meat that it consumes from
us. The answer to the free traders is
that nothing of the sort happens. And '
because nothing of the sort happens
there is need of protection to American !
industries and reciprocity agreements '
between the United States and those !
countries from which it imports large
ly. 3Ir. Cleveland' 3IUtafce.
It was in 1S93 that Mr. Cleveland,
then President, called a special session
of Congress to repeal the Sherman sil
ver act, after he had won his nomina
tion and election- upon the tariff ques
tion. He then asserted that the Sher
man silver act was the cause of the '
financial ills that had then overtaken J
the country. The Republicans in Con-
gress, while not agreeing with that di
agnosis of the case, assisted in the re-
peal, in fact made it possible. Yet the
repeal ot tne Sherman silver act did
not restore confidence or put the busi
ness of the country on a prosperity
footing. The sword of free trade still
hung over the country, and though the
sword when it finally fell was found to
be badly nicked with party perfidy and
dishonor, still the fear of several
.months lhar n 1-nan.nTrrail f--r- i
to drop upon the industries Ameri-
ca uaa served its purpose. The pro
phecy that the repeal of the Sherman
silver act would restore prosperity
done at the dictation cf Grover Cleve
land and by means of patronage shame
lessly wielded by him did not come
true. This fact gave the fre silver
cause a tremendous boost all over the
country, and made it even possible in
1S96 to obtain votes for a free silver
candidate in every one cf the Eastern
Cleveland and the Democrats.
The ex-President remains firm in
.T.A An.;.;..H .t. -T- .
and importance, and he proposes to ral
ly his f nends in the support of sound
money principles." sys the Philadel
phia Ledger in discussing Cleveland's
address to the incense burners in the
But Cleveland did not tell us what is
the ma: er with the currency. Nor can
we get any clear idea of the troublo
from civ of the other quacks. Com
If all the cranks in the universe were
to give their undivided attention to
the "crrrency question" for a twelve
month they could not help either the
workit-imen or the nation. There can
be no prosperity until we have a netr
tariff. That is the great and overs'aad
owing question just now.
She (reading the newspaper) Isn't
this terrible! Five hundred million
birds were slaughtered last year to
furnish feathers for women's hats.
He Yes Yes: most of them were in
front of me at the theater last night.
New York World
GOOD SHORT STORIES FOR THE
The Story of a Spy- tloxr the Missing
Man's Death Wa Troved Thlrty-rour
Tear After He Wo hot la ttattle
E was perfectly cer
tain, he always
(And story books
must be true!)
over the mead
"yiaftliV ows led
?3V7 To the den of
So adown the lane
with his sword
summer day, -..
And over the fence to the buttercup
He merrily took his way.
And he laughed ho! ho! as he went
And put on his fiercest looks.
And he made up a kind of a battle
As they do in the story books.
But the dragon that lived in the but
And guarded the robbers" den.
Came up and sniffed at his sword and
And opened its mouth and then.
So somebody tells me. this brave little
(Oh. sad to relate, but true!)
Dropped helmet and all. turned tail and
At the sound of that terrible ".Moo!"
Still, robbers there must be left to
And dragons there arc. no doubt;
And it's glorious fan if the weather is
And ther aren't any cows about!
The Mory of a 5pr.
Here is a short story from the Chica-
' Pennsylvania br birth, was encage;!
j in business in Pulaski, Tenn. He
owned a farm cf 231 acres near that
pice?, and had $3,CG0 worth of cotton
' stored there. He was a strong Union
j man, and the southerners burned his
cotton and made it impossible for him
to live among then. A mob attacked
his house, and he and his family, after
hiding several days in the wcods.made
their way northward and went to their
old home in Pennsylvania.
In Spetember. 1S52. Kenney joined
the command of General James S.
Xegley at Pittsburg, and entered active
i Bragg's forces at
From this point Samuel W. Kenney
disappeared. His family knew that ha
had been captured and believed that
he had been executed, but proof of
that fact was unobtainable. In 1557
Mrs. Kenney left Pennsylvania and re
moved to Dwight. 111., where she has
resided ever since. Two sons, now
.irown to sturdy manhood, live in
Twenty years ago they made an at
' tempt to obtain a pension for their
mother, but fai!ed. because the depart
ment records at Washington did not
shew that the missing spy of 1S52 had
been regularly enlisted, and there wxs
no proof of his death. Quite recently,
however. Congressman Wccdman of
ihis city found in the war department
an unofficial reference to the execu
tion cf a northern spy named Kenn?y
at Tullahoma. Tenn.. Feb. 13. 1SG1.
This proof was regarded as sufficient,
and a pension has just been granted to
the aged widow in Dwight.
Last week Alexander Kenney and
his brother John went to Tennessee to
discover, if possible, any further facts
about the fate of their father. They
visited Tullahoma. and were most hos
pitably received by the town officials.
It was suggested by the mayor that an
aged woman who had lived in the
plC2 ever since Ve war might know
something about the death of the
northern scy. and shp was visited.
""There were only four men killed in
Tullahoma during the war." she said
nnsitivplv ""Three nf thfm TVfrf mn-
fPdPmre and thev tvptp hi-rfp-i ?n rh-
town cemetery. The other one was a
spy, who had been caught by Erazg"s
men. I saw them take him out of th"
jail and put him into a wagon, and
saw him sitting on a coffin. They
drove away with him. and I heard that
he had been hanged, but I don't know
"Can you remember the name of that
spy?" asked one of the Chicagoans.
"Yes." she replied slowly, "his name
But this seemed to be as far as the
search could be carried. There were
no town records which would throw
light upon the matter, and no addi
tional facts C3uld be learned. Return
ing to the railway station the two Chi
the railway agent. Archuult Smith,
cagoans fell into conversation with
and incidentally mentioned their mis
sion while waiting for a train.
"Well. boys. I'm sorry for ycu." he
said, "but I guess I can help you som
I saw your father hanged. I was only
twelve years old then, and t":e sight
was stamped upon my mind indelibly.
for I was scared nearly to death. Be
sides, the bedy was burled on my fath
er's farm, and for many years after
ward I used to shudder and run as
fast as I could whenever I had to nns
i the spot."
The trio. led by the southerner,
quickly passed through the little town,
and just outside the suburbs, on the
northwestern side, a halt was made.
"They hanged your father to that
sycamore tree there by- the spring."
paid the cuide. His body was burled
about half-way up that hill over ihprp
' and the grave wasn't marked. You'll
never find it now."
But the two Chicaroans went over
irery foot of the hillside. A recent
freshet had washed away part of the
bank and undermined the hill so that
part of the ragged edge gave way be
neath the feet of Alexander Kenney.
and he saw protruding from the bank
the two lower leg bones of a skeleton.
The spy who disappeared thirty-four
years ago had been found.
The remains were brought to Chi
cago and interred in the family lot in
The Sirce of talvcton.
E. S. K. asks information as to Inci
dents at the siege of Galveston. 1.
Wa there any vessel of the Union fleet
that escaped capture at the siege of
GalTeston? 2. Did the captain cf suca
Tessel refuse to cress the bar when
ordered to do so lh.2 night before? 3.
Was the captain punished? If so, In
what way? What was the captain's
name? Also the" name of the vessel
and officers, engineers and crew, if yoo
can obtain them? Answer: Through
the courtesy of the chief clerk of th
navy department at Washington. D. (X.
we are enabled to give the following
facts: 1. It appears from examination
of the records at the navy department
that the Clifton, commanded by Lieu
tenant Commander R. L. Law; the
Owasco, Lieutenant Commander Wil
son; the Sachem. Acting Master John
son, and the Corypheus. Acting Mas
ter Spears, all escaped at the siege of
Galveston and proceeded to New Or
leans. The Westfleld was blown up.
in consequence of which the comaad-
ing officer. Commander W. B. Ren
shaw. and the first lieutenant. Charles
TV. Zimmerman; the chief engineer.
TV. R. Greene, and eight cr tea men
lost their lives. The Westfleld was
blown up to prevent her from falling
into the hands of the enemy; the ex
plosion being premature, the loss of
life was the consequence of the acci
denL 2. There is no account of any
commanding officer refusing to take
his vessel across the bar when order
ed to do so the night before, and con
sequently no punishment administered
to any officer, as referred to in inquiry
Xo. 3. The facts In relation to the
capture of Galveston. Tex., on the 1st
of January. ISt5. are elicited by the
testimony before the Court cf Inquiry.
See report of secretary cf navy, 1S53.
page 312. The naval force in posses
sion consisted of the Westfleld. Clifton.
Harriet Lr.ce. Owasco. Sachem and
Corypheus. It seems that the night
previous to the ittack information
had been received by the commanding
officers of both land and naval forces
that such an attempt might be made.
At 1:30 a. m. on the 1st of January, it
being bright mconlight. two or three
rebel steamers were discovered in the
bay above by the Clifton. The West
field, from the other channel likewise
made the same discovery- The naval
force5, therefore, were not taken by
surprise. After the death of Command
er Renshaw, Lieutenant Commander
Law being the commanding officer, he
proceeded to cross the bar with his
vessels and concluded to abandon the
blockade altogether, considering the
Owasco as hi3 only efficient vessel.
New York Ledger.
Modern ltoilr Armor.
The experiments with bullet-proof
coats and material which have been
conducted here and abroad have called
attention to the fact that mail protec
tion did not entirely pass away with
the shelving of the shield and cuirass,
says the Boston Post. Many English
officers still wear a partial armor when
serving on foreign stations.
The commonest and most usual type
of these protections consists of line but
beautifully tempered single chains. la
closed in soft leather, which runs
along the shoulders, down the outer
side of the arms and over certain parts
cf the body. These can either be sew
ed into a particular tunic or they can
be adjusted separately and put on like
harness. Hundreds upon hundreds of
these sets are sold. The most valuable
of all chains in connection with accou
trmenls are those which guard the
head and in cases where the regula
tion cap or helmet is not sufficiently
protected in this way specially made
chains are sewed inside the same and
covered by the lining.
Only those who have been in actual
conflict know how valuable all the
chains mentioned are in minimizing
the effects of sword cuts. As regards
protection from sword and bullet the
general belief nowadays seems to be
in thoroughly tanned leather and great
quantities are made for officers, the
favorite pattern said to be the inven
tion cf the late Sir Richard Burton
being that which forms a not-tco-prominent
ridge down the center of the
chest. Many stories are told by of
ficers of bullets which have been avert
ed in some degree by these leather
tunics, some of which are lined with
oven steel wire. Of course none of
these things are supposed to be an ab
solute protection, but only a sort of
A Lcndon gunsmith, who shows a
great many chain body protectors,
which fit almost like an ordinary vest
and r'e very expensive, sells a large
number of them to army men and he
not long ago sent a gross, as many
as he couid gt made in the time, to
Japan, where they were quickly sold.
He has made for individual officers
who have themselves drawn the de
sign a variety cf different patterns of
armor. Fine flexible chains and leath
er have entered into nearly all c
A Pl Col J It'i Di j .
Barnesville. Mine, special to .New
York Sun: Word conies from Cnn:
min?s, N. D.. teat Charles Davis. x?h
lost several pigs durins the sno storm
last Thanksgiving and found on cf
them about f.vo months azo, nor tells
a stranzer story still. To his own
amazement he fund another of hi
p:'S3 which was alive and still lives
after being buried for 112 days. I:
was found only by the thawinr of the
sno a fe"s- days aso. The truth of the
story is attested by Mr. Whcelon. a
wheat buyer at Cummines and Bames
ville. V.'outdn't T.tie an Oath In T.rnt.
From the Philadelphia I?ecord: 1
minaton. Del., special: When three
colored boys were arraigned before
Magistrate Kelley today changed with
trespassing, Kelleher. the prosecuting
witness, refused to take the oath be
cause it is Lent.
"Wait; I will gpt witnesses who can
be sworn." said Kelleher.
"Xo. you won't. You can't get some
one else to do what yea don't care to
do yourself," replied the magistrate
"The case is disais3I." .
Cancht a Pickerel In a Steel Trap.
From the Hartford Courant. Essex
special: H. C. Walden. the trapper,
caught a four-pound pickerel in a steel
trap which was set for an otter in Tiley
&. Pratt's pond this week. Walden
said it was the first time that he eve
know of a fish being caught in a steel
THE OLD RELIABLE.
(Oldest Bank la the State.)
Fays Merest on TiisDepats
Mates loans en Bed fifth.
ISSUE SIGHT DRAFTS 03
Omaha, Chicago, New York ami
all Foreiga Countries.
-V - -. MJ3US'
SELLS STEAMSHIP TICKETS.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
And helps its customer when they need help
OKKICKRS ANI DIRECTOSS:
LnANDEK I? ckkakd, Pres't.
IL IL Hexuv, Vice Pres't..
M. Bkcgoei:, Cashier.
John Sr.viFFEi:, Wr. lU'tiiEn.
Authorized Capita! cf - $500,000
Paid in Capital, . - - 90,000
C. II. SnELPOX rrtM't.
H. T. H. Oh HLItU . Vice rrr.
DANIFL CIU:.M. 'a-.bi.'r
FKAXK KOUEI:, AssU Ca.-h'r.
C. H. Sheldon. II. 1. H. Oehi.ikcii.
J s Welch. W. . McAllister,
CaklKiemse. . C. Gicav.
St,RELD Elli:-, J IIemcv Wcit-TJi.v.v,
D NIEI. ;'HIIA V.
V F II. Oehlkick".
GI.O. '. G W.LEV.
J. P Bfcxer F-xtvtk;
II. M. WlsLOW.
Bank of Deposit. 'cteret allowed on timo
deposit"-: buv and sell eeh.ine on tjnlteit
State and Europe, and buy and sell avail
able securities. We hall be pleael to re
ceive your buInes. Wc solicit your pat
A Tt-ceklr newspaper de
Toted the hest interests of
THE COKNTY CF PUTTE,
The State ot Nebraska
THE UNITED STATES
AND THE REST OF MANKIND
The unit of meanr witk
31.50 a YEAR,
IT PAID IN ADYA2VCE.
Eat ocr limit of nsefalness
is not prescribed by dollars
and cents. Sample copies
sent free to any address,
Coffins : and : Metallic : Cases !
E3T Repairing of all kinds of Uphol
!-tf COIXMBCS. NEBRASKA.
13 PRZPARFD TO FCRM5H A!CTTH1G
REQUIRED Or A
c:iJLi . -.
Powered by Open ONI