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THE OMAHA DAIL BEE : SATURDAY , DECEMBER n , 1881
OMAHA PUBUISHINQ CO ,
010 FArnlum , bet. Oth and lOtli Slreett.
TKUMS OK Sl'llSCUII'TIO.V.
Ono copy t joAt.ln iultniircp ( 'MpaU ) flO.M
0 months " " . . R.o.
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RAILWAY TIME TABLE.
TIUKCARD rlllCAllO , HT. TAI MINM-.AI-OU.1 I Ml
T\ OMAHA IIAILROAH.
7/oavo Onmhft r < \ cnior No. 2 , 8:30 : ft. in. Ac
* T V commodation No. 4 , l-.oo p. in
Ainvo ( Jmnl\i Piwetiircr No. 1 , 6:20 : ri.ni ,
.Accommodation No , 3 , 100 : n. m.
HAVI.NO OMAHA HAST OH BOdll POUND.
C. , 11. ft 0. 7:40 : & . m. 3:40 : ] ' . m.
0 , ft N.v. . , 7iO . m. 3:40 : p. m.
0. , U. 1. A r. . 7:10 n. m. 3:40 : n. m.
K. C. , St. J , i. 0. " . , ] UC9 nt 8 n. in. a d flSO
p.m. ArrUes atSt. Louljnt 0:30 : % . m. and 6:62 :
( in.V , St. L. & I1. , Icavt * ftt 8 a. m. ami 3:1(1 : ( 1 > .
.m. Arrhcn nt St. Louis iUO0 : ! a. in , nnd 7:30 :
wrst on poBTiiwraTn.1
H. & M , In NcK , Ihrough Kxprcxi , 8:10 : . m.
II. & M. Lincoln Kxrreta 0:20 : p. m.
U 1' , OuThml r.xirc ) 3 , VJilfi p. in.
0. & II. V. lor Lincoln , 11:45 : a. m.
O. A H. V. lor OsccoU , (1:40 ( : ft. m.
17. 11 , trelcht No. 6 , 6:30 : n , m.
U. P. Irclirht No. 9 , 8:20 ft. m.
U. r. irclzhtNo. 13 , 2roi : > . m.
U , 1' . freight No. 7 , 0:10 : p. in. emigrant.
. .IP. Denver express , 7:35 : 11. in.
II. l . frolrht No U , 11 SO ji. m.
U. P. Denver Iruluht , 5:25 : | i. m.
ARUMS & - FROM f-AST AXD POUTII.
C. D. t O : ( IO a. in. 7:26 : p m.
0. It N. W. , U45 ! a , m. 7:25 : p. in.
P. K 1. 1 P. , 0:46 : n. m.-0:05 : p. m.
'K. C. , St. Joe 40 II. , 7:40 : ft. m , (1:16 ( : p.m
i&mmo FROM TIIK IVIUT AND sonuwwit.
O. & H. V. from Lincoln 1.03 p. in.
U. 1' . Pacific Exjm-f ! * 3:2.1 : p. in.
n & M. In Nc ) > . , Through Kxprosa < :16 : p. m.
Ft. * M. Lincoln IXprcM 9.40n m.
U. P. riciivcr oxprcss , 7:0.'i : a. in.
U. J1. l-'rclirht No. 14-2 SO p. U ) .
0. 1' . Vo. P 6:10 : im. . CralRiaM.
U. P. frcliilit No. 14 , 12 : : 6 p. in.
U. 1' . So. t 8.00 p. in.
1) ) . P. Vr. 12 1:15 n. iv.
U. P. Denver freight , 1:10 a. in.
0. & U , V. tuixoj , ar , 41 j p. u ,
EUUUT TDA1NS H/UUT.r.X OUAtU AND
OianJin nt 3:00 : , B:00 : , \00 < nnd 11:00 :
1 m. ; i:0 : ECO : , SCO : , 4CO end 6tiO : p. in.
Ixavo Connd , lll'.iCj at 8:26 , 0:25 , 10.2. , mid
1:26 : R. m. ; IriD , 2-88 , 3:2. : > , 4:21 : and 6:25 : p. m.
Suii'lnj-k Tlio dummy leaves Oinnln ht 0:00 :
nud 11:00 a. in. ; 2:00 : , 4:00 : and 6:00 p m. Loaves
Council lllulfs Rt 0:23 nnd 11:26 : n. ui. ; 2:25 : , 4:26 :
nud 6:2ii : p. in.
Through and locnl pasicngcr trains between
Ooiolm nnd Couti 11 Illuffii. Lonvc Onnlia G:1B : ,
7:45 : , 8:50 : n. m. : 3:10 : , 6:45 : , 0:0 : p. in. Arre
Omnlia 7:40 : , 11 33 , 11:46 : a. in. ; 5:10 : , 7:05 : , 7:15 : ,
7:13 : p. m.
Opening nn'- Closing of MMIs.
r > . us , v > . m. m. p. in.
CflltufO&N. ; W . Jl.OO P.03 r.so 2:40 :
Chluiito , U 1. ft I'nctnc. 11:00 : 0CO : r > .so 2:40 :
Ciio\io ! , B. dc 0 . 11:00 : 0:00 :
12:30 : 2:10 :
Sous City did l'.xlfc. . 0:00 : n.so 2:10 :
Union PaulHc . 1:00 : 11:40 :
Ouithn&i ; . V . l.M 11:40 :
n. AM. In Noh . 4:00 : 8:10 :
O iiinlia & Sioux City 1100 7.33
O. & M. Lincoln . 10:30 flCO :
U. P. Miwoln , SiiBdny. . . 1:30 21:00 :
U. P. Ienur ) Kn . l':00 0:30
o , , Sioux City & St. l'.llCO : : :40
l,3cal mills for Stattf ol low Icava hnt onca a
day , iz:0'KOa : , in.
uaico opun RumUvH from 12 m. to 1 r. in.
TII03. F .IfAT.Ij P M.
Business Directory ,
Abstract and Real bstato.
JOHN li. HcCAGUE , opposite Post Offlce.
W. n. HARTLKIT 317 South 13th Street.
DUFRENE & MENDEf.SSOIIN , ARCHITECTS
Room Crclghton Block.
A. T. LARGE Jr. , Room 2 , CieUhton Block.
Boots and 8hoe .
JAMES DuVINE & CO. ,
Fine Boot * and Shoes. A coed assortment ol
home wotk on band , corner 12th and Huincy.
THOS. ERICKSON , 8. E. cor. ICth and Douglu.
JOHN FORTUNATU8 ,
606 10th troot.manufa/ture / .ta order coed work
U lair ptlcca Repairing done.
Bed Spring * .
J. F. LARRIMER Manufacturer. 1617 DourluBt.
Booki , News and Stationery.
J. J. KRUEIIAUF 101B Farnhom Street.
Butter and Eggs.
IfcSHANE & 3CIIROEDER. the oldest B. and E.
house In Nebraska cfttalillnhed 1876 Omahik.
MRS. A. RYAN ,
otithweet corner Iflthaml Dodge.
Best Board ( or the Monty.
Ueali at all Hours.
Board by the Day , Week or Month.
Good Terma lor Cash.
Furnlohed RoninB fiupplled.
Carriages anrl Roaa WnRont.
WM SNYDKIl , 14th and Hamey Streets.
' uewa erm.
JOHN BAUMER 1314 Farnham Street.
H. BEllTHOLD , lUcs and Metal.
Lumbar , Lime and Cement.
FOSTER & GRAY comer 6th anil Douglas Sit.
Lamps and Qlastware.
J. BONNER 1309 Douglas St , Good Variety.
Merchant Tailor * .
0. A. J.INDO.UEST ,
One ol our most jiopular Merchant Tatlori la re
ceiving the latest doslena ( or Spring and fimmuur
floods ( or gentlemen 8 wear. Styllnli , durabli ) ,
and pricfyi low M ever 215 13th bet. Douir.&i'arn.
MRS. C. A. RINGER , Wholenale and Retail , Fan
cy Goods In K'reat variety , Zephyrs , Curil BouriU ,
Hosiery , Glovca , ttorscta , &o. CheaM ) ! t House In
the West. Piiri-hawrs save SO per cent. Orlfr
br Mall. 116 Fifteenth Struct.
JOHN WEARNE & SONS. cor. Kth A : Jaddionstp
Hour und Feed ,
OMAHA CITY MIMA 8th and Farnhim 8ti. ,
W ! ahans Bros. , proprietors.
Z. STEVKNS , 81st between Cumlnu unl Irai
T. A. McSIIAN'K , ( -'orn. 21d and Cumin ? strceta
ie , Iron ana Utcel.
DI.AN i t.AKOMOKTHY.Tiolesalu , 110 an ( '
112 loth btrctt
A. IIOLM1M corner IMh and raillornlt
Hinit u. Saadlfk , Ac.
B. WKlS'l 20 18th Ht. ln-t Karnfi IInrne\ .
. ANFIELD HOUSE , Gno. Canfield,9tJi & I'arnlifkDl
DORAN HOUSE , I' 11. Gary , 013 Kornham Ht.
SLAVKN'S HOTKL , V. Klavcn , 10th St.
Southern Hotel , Gun. Haniel 9tli ALcnvciiuorth
0 .SHAW will pay highest Cub price lor tecond
band clotblnr. Corner 10th and Varobam.
Drug * , Paints ana UHs ,
KUIIN & CO.
Pharmacist * , Fine 'anc < io < Ii , Cor. Ittn nJ
Doiurli * ttreeUi
W. J. WHITEHOUf K , WholrnMe & Retail , 16th t.
0. FIELD , 2022 North 8l < lj Cumlnj Street.
PAUll , Dnitftfint. 10th and Howard Streets.
DR. PAUL. Williams' Block Cor. 16th & Dolce.
Dry Goods Notions , Etc.
JOHN II. f , LKilMANN & CO. ,
New York Dry Goods Store , 1310 and 1312 Farii-
L. 0. Knewolu also boot ) and ( boca 7th & Pacldr. .
A F. OHOS3 , New and 3t end Hand Furniture
nd Btove , 1114 Do-iziw. Hlk'huit c.i h price
aid ( or Bocetid hanu invi'it.
liONNKR 1S09 r ou-i ft. Kino coodt , &c.
OMAHA KEKCK CO.
OUST , FRIES & CO. , 1213 Homey St. , Improve-
4 Ice Hoses , Iron and Wood Icucce , Office
lUlllniri , Countrrn ot 1'lua and Walnut ,
Cigar * nnd Tobacco.
WHSTA FIllTSCDF.H , mamiloctufcrs ol CIpvrs ,
ud WliolesMo IKalersl n Totv\ccoi , 13CS Donvliu ,
K. V. IonKN'7KM nianiiKctnrrr 1410 IVvrnrmm
A. RotiRjjhus , plants , cut flower * , c ils , i > oqnttl
its. N.V. . cor. IBth Mi J DoucUs strocU
Olvll Englnpera Rnd Surveyors.
ROSr.WATKU , CrelRhton Block ,
Town Survey * , Grade and Sewerage Systems a
JOHN 0. WH. US.14H Dodice Sttcct.
II n IirKMKU. For < lct.Mls tee UrRO advcrtlM <
mcnt In IHllv and Wecklj' .
Western Cornice Works , Mannlactiircrs Iron
Cornice , Tin , Iron and Slate lloofllni ; , Onlcrs
( rom any locnllty promptly cvccutcd In the Iwst
manner. Factory and Oil.ce liilS llnrncy St ,
U. Sl'KCHT , Proprietor.
Oalvanlzol Iron Cornlec . Window Clio , etc , ,
manufactured and put tip In any part ot the
country. T. SI.NHOI.D 41(1 ( Thirteenth street
J. UONNTR 1300 Douglas street. Good line.
Clothlnc nnd Furnishing Qoods ,
OEO. II. 1'CTKUSON. AIM Hats , Capn , Hoots ,
Slices , Notions and Cutlery. KU 8. 10th street.
Rotrl crntors , Canfleld's Patent.
C. F. GOODMAN llth SL hot. Farn. & Harnoy.
Show Case Manufactory.
0. J. WILDE ,
Manufa.tiircr ami Dealer In all kinds ol Show
Cases , Upright Cases , a . , 1317 Casj St.
FRANK I , . OKUIIAKD , proprietor Omaha
Show CMO nianiitactory , BIS South Kith street ,
between l-Aven ortli and Marcy. All
10th St. . bit. f\r. A Hat
Gtovcs mm Tinware.
A. IIURMESTKR ,
Dealer In Staves and Tinware , anil Manufacturer
ot Tin Rods and all kinds ol Building Wort : ,
Odd Fellows' Block.
J. 110NNKR. 150U Dauslas St. Good and
J. EVANS , Wholemlo and Retail Seed Drills ami
Cultivators , Odd Kcllowa Hall.
Physicians an1 Surgeons.
\V. S. Oinns , M. D. , Room No 4 , CrolRhton
Block , 16th Street.
1 * . S. I.EISKNR1NO , A. D. Masonic Block.
C. L. HART , M. D. , Vyr and liir , opp. poatofilto
DR. L. U ORAHDY.
Oriillst ri'id Atirist. S. W IDth nud Farnham Rta
GKO. HEYN , PROP.
Omul Centml Oallerv ,
212 .SUtocnth Street ,
near Masonic Hull. Firat-class Worlc and Prompt-
, Oas nnd Steam Fitting.
lW. . TAHl'Y M CO. . 110 lEth .St. , bet. Katuham
and Dctilns. WorK prumMly attended to.
U. riTZPATUICK. HOO Douslai Street
Painting nn opor anting.
1ENRY A. KOSTKUS. HI iodo ) Street.
Phillip r.ins , 1S20 rarntiam st. bet. 13th & 14 th.
Second Hcnd Store.
PERKINS & LliAK. 1410 Douclai St. Now and
Second llanil Fnrnituro , Houses FunilHhtiiR Goods ,
& .O. , boturlit ami old on nnrroraarlns. .
- HENRY KAUFMANN ,
In the new brick block on Douglas Stroct , has
Just opened n most elegant Ucei Hall.
Hot Lunch from 10 to IS
" CalHlonia " J FAI.CONKIl 879 IBth Street.
CI1AS. RIEWE , 101 ! ! Fnrnham lict. 10th & lltd.
00 Cent Stores.
P O BACKUS , 1206 Farnham St. , Fancy Goods
CORNICE WORKS ,
C. SPECHT ,
' 1213r Harney- . Street ,
OMAHA. - - - NEB.
Dormer Windows , Finials ,
TIN , IRON I SLATE ROOFING ,
Specht's Patent Metalic Sky
Patent Adjustable Ratchet Bar and
I am thu t'oncr.il State Agent for the above
line of goods.
Cresting * , Balustrades , Vcrandns.lOfflce and
Bank RallliiES , Window and Cellar
Guards ; also
Peerson and Hill Patent Inilde Blind ,
Articles ! of Inoorporation of the
Millard Farmon' Club.
Article nf incorporation uiuile nnd
adopted thin Uilth any of October , A. I ) .
18HI , by uiid between tbe undersigned in-
curporatiirx , ai followntii.\vit :
Article 1. Tliu iiunie of tlii- : ! ! ) , - ! be
tlio Millanl 1'Arineni1 club.
J'LACi : 01' 1IUKI.VKSH.
Article II. Tiiu principal pluco of bu > .i-
M-M of thi.s club rilmll bn at Millard tta-
lion , county of Douglas , Ncbra ki ,
NATl'HK ( IF IIC-JI.Vr.HS.
Article 111. The genem ! nature of biif-I-
nc.js tip be transacted by thin club in to
conduct n general litcrmy nnd hocinl biibi-
net * : iinl ( itlicr ontertniiiinentti of n Miuial
r.M'nnr , STOCK.
Arliclr IV , Tbe umottnl of ctpitnl ntock
o' thin cln'i alial ! he two thousand dollnrH ,
divided into ebarun of nun dollar eacb ,
ivliicli i-bnll bu paid in tlie manner pro-
ccribod by tb diiecton .
COMSIKNCKMK.ST AKI ) TlirMlNATIO.V.
Artlo e V. Tliiacluli hliiill co.iinipnue to
traiiHuct , busiiiexH and exerc ! oitHorKiriite : |
power * tlie 2tb ! ) dny of October , I Ml , and
its powers chilli courti on thu 'JiHh day of
October , ll l.
AMOUNTS OK MAIIIT.ur ,
Artie's VI. The hlgliCHt amouut nf n-
bllity or indebtfdueHH , which tbU club
nil id I ul niif on M time mhjt-ct iti < lef , nhall
be three hundred d illurn.
Artluln VII. Tiio ollirern of thU
club nhnll be rondncled by n
board of throe directors , whu tlndl bo
elected from among the Htuckhnlden , and
they Khali appoint , a president and xucb
other oltii-erH in by Uw it required.
.Tci.it.-rt ScilltACliKli ,
.1. BI.UM ,
OtAt'S HCHUMAKN ,
fiTATKOr'NKHHAHKA , )
COUNT v OH DOUKMH. j
On thin ' . " .itb day of October , A. I ) . S8H1 ,
personally appeared before me , CharlcH
JtraudcH , a notary public for wild county ,
Juliiw Sclu-oeder. .f , Uluiu , Clam Scbit.
niunnY. . Oerndnrf , to mu known to lie
tliu bigniTii ot the forevom urticliM of in
corporation , and acknowledged the .mine to
bo their voluntary act nnd deed.
[ HK.U. . ] CiiAKr.iM IHIANDKH
Notary public In and fur DougluH county ,
BIBBBTT & F CILLER ,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW ,
D WO CITY , NEB ,
Spccl.il attention KfACii to collection ) In liutl
Under the Uuns n.t Petersburg
Taking Shot mid Shell ns
n Matter of Course.
Soiun Wonderful Eno.tpo * ami
Qtior Experience * '
luttolt IVi'o l'rc .
Wliilo Yorktown ; s iiiycsti'd , Col
umbi'i burned utul Freclorii-ksbiifc
bombarded , the residents of 1'oturs
burg wore uxpcuton to go on with tlio
divily routine of business with lulls
untl shells dropping down upon their
house tops. When Grant II tut mmloii
dash for tlio city and was linltcd u
niilo and u lialf mvrfy , there was n
great panic ninong the people and
tliousands of thoin tied to Richmond.
litit many returned nftcr n short , absence
sencellichtuond \vns overcrowded ,
prices wore enormous , and want of
money obliged many to return and
face thu greater dangers.
rxi > KU Kim ; .
Every street and aqtmro in I'oters
burg wore "exposed to the fire of
liraiit'a artillery from the lirat , and as
hu continued to push his lines a portion
tion of thn town was subjected to a
cross-tiro. The federal commander
made no formal demand for the sur
render of thu oily , and therefore gave
no warning for the removal of non-
combatants. Had ho done HO , how
ever , it would have made no great dif
forence. .Somo few families had rela
tives further south , and n very few had
enough wealth to warr.u.t them in deserting
sorting their hoinr.H , but the great ma
jority reasoned that they would Eull'er
more by leaving the doomed city than
by remaining and taking the chances.
Thus it came about that women and
children endured nnd experienced the
same hardships and dangers as tlio sol
diers quartered in the town.
Till : ONLY OUTI.IITB.
The only outlets wore to the south.
Batteries thundered to the north and
west , and the country to the enst was
being continually fought for. ( ! rant
kept reaching out that terrible long
arm of his after now positions , and Leo
kept extending his linea to checkmate ,
and during the Inst months of the
siege of Petersburg the Petoraburg it
Richmond railroad was really thoonly
safe outlet. How safe this was may
bo judged by the fact that it * trains
wore under tire when running in or
out of Petersburg , and at different
times locomotives and cars were
knocked to pieces by federal shelh.
"SCHOOL is OFT. "
After the first alarm and the return
of the fugitives the idea was to ell'ect an
air of unconcern nnd feel sorry that
Gen. Grant should waste so much am
munition for nothing. Stores were
opened , business went ahead and the
schools nourished , and when two of
the untorrified met conversation would
run about ns follows :
"Hello ! Been hit yet ? "
"No ; have you ? "
"Xo , but the house next door had a
chimney knocked olFlast night. "
"Well , I guess there's no danger. "
"Oh , no. no of course not of
course not. I merely mentioned the
incident to show you how reckless
Grant is with his ammunition. Good
One day after the federal guns had
got the rangj , a solid shot ripped a
pathway through the shingles on a
school house , and it was then decided
to give the pupils a holiday and let
the school teachers find other em
ployment. Soon after this the citi
zens of Petersburg had reason to dodge
by daylight and sleep on the ragged
edge at night.
"TIIKIU : COMKS iw. "
I did not find one single citizen who
could not remember and recount some
ludicrous incident connected with the
long months in which every day wit
nessed the advent of shot and shell.
Standing almost in the center of the
city is a brick house which was struck
eight times in two weeks , nnd a citi/.en
who has 11 stall at the market vividly
remembers the first bull which came
sailing over. Jlo was a yoiing man
then , holding a government clerkship
in Richmond , and was in love with a
girl whoHO parents owned the house.
The mother regarded him with favor ,
but th father , who was u colonel and
stationed near the crater , hud given
him thi cold shoulder. One night
the clerk wont down to Petersburg to
see the fuir maiden. Her father was
away , her mother good-natured , and
everything was lovely for a time.
They were holding each other's hands
and speaking of a woodbined cottage
and so forth when / / / / - / came a
cast iron ball from ono of Grant's
guns and knocked off u guble of the
"That's pop , and he'll ' bounce you ! "
shouted the irl as she heard the
crash , nnd the clorli throw up a win
dow , leaped into the alloy and ran for
' 'is THAIAU.I"
On another occasion a bedroom in
thin bamo IIOIIRU was occupied by a
Hnptist preacher , who had seen plenty
of war and was then on a furlough.
A thunder storm came on in the
night , and during the midst of it
Grunt'n guns threw a do/.on billn : into
the town. One of thorn ripped oil" MIX
foot of cornice over the pr < ; achor'
bed , and ho sprany up , rushed out
into the hall , and then- , met ono of
the sen ants and shouted ;
"Got water struck by lightnmu
the house is on Jiro ! "
"Oh , no , it isn't ' , " replied the
woman ; "it's only ono of dom cannon
biill.s from do Union nnny. "
"Is thuta-ii-al " drawled
or with a sigh of relief , and back ho
went to finish his nap.
rut ; J.UIKI.VC HKAU.
Walking the streets by day or in
his bed at night , no citiwm could
ahaU nil * tlio fact that thu city was
under the federal guns , nnd that thu
next iniBslc might claim him UH its
next victim. Men atl'octed u bravado
which they wore fat- from feeling. AH
the days passed and Grant extended
his lines and mounted heavier guns
many houses were entirely deoerted ,
nnd certain streets were almost con-
TIIK llOHSi ; bTAItTIIII.
It IH remembered by n dozen resi
dents that onu ufturnoon during the
investment a negro's horse nnd cart
were "stalled" on the street running
up from the depot. The horse tug
ged nud strained to no purpose , mid
the driver , instead of wr.iring him
self out by using the whip , or strain
ing his muscle * 1 > yn lift on tlu wheels ,
walked ncros.1 the street and sat dotvt
in the shade ,
"Can't you luidgu him' " 'iiieried ' a
"I ' pccts wit , "
"And what nro you going to do ? "
"IV.e gwiiiito wait. In do course
ob du next half hour dnt ole hess nm
gwitio to bo scarl half to death. "
In about twenty minutes the sullen
boom of a gun was heard from Grant's
line , And directly ixsolid shot was
hoard coining with its m-m-in. The
old horse heatd it and began to dance ,
nud ns the missile snileu aKivohim
and knocked splinters from the hotel
he. "yanked" the wheels out of thu
rut and started oll'ns if death was af
KOOUNIl A YANK.
There was n cortnin street corner
which wai under the fire of the feder
al sharp-shooleis by day , and at least
a do/.on people were killed there.
Citizens would hurry around the cor
ner by niizht , and n sign of "Danger
Look out ! " hung there by day. At
length the boys hit upon an idea.
Procuring n Confederate uniform they
stulVed it with straw , arranged n rope
nnd pully to work him , anil next
morning the fun began. The
Yankee sharpshooter afnr oil' saw a
Petorsburghor standing upright on
that forbidden corner ns if it were the
safest place in the world. Wiping his
eyca to make sure ho was not deceived ,
thu Yankee drew a bead on the reck
less intruder and saw him drop. In
ten minutes n second onu appeared ,
and a bullet , likewise , laid him low.
When niijht closed down that nhaip-
shooter must liavo thought the uar
was almost nt end. as the boys had
let him plug the straw man forty or
lifty times. The bullet j pissed
thtoitgh him nnd were flattened
against a wall , ami oven those long
yeats have not ctlaced the lead col
ored spots. On the next day the
dummy was killed about twenty times ,
and on the next day he was detected.
The sharpshooter had probably
secured u toll-scope and discovered the
cheat , Diiup disgust piuvetitud his
tiring another shot f r Huveral days.
rxiiKR 7111 : HIM. .
The houses on the south .side of the
evty under the range of the lulls were
in plain view of one of Grant's forts ,
nnd thu residents had some wonderful
escapes. On ono occasion a woman
who was hanging out clothes in the
yard had the clothes-basket standing
not. over ten feet away , knocked sky-
hiyh by a solid shot , which continued
on through the pig-pen , broke n soap-
kettle , smashed into the wood-shed
and brought up under the table in thu
IIKAYIM : IT orr.
Connected with the Tobacco exchange -
change at Richmond is n gentleman
who was living "under the hill" in
Petersburg during the perilous days.
After seveial shot and shell had passed
over his house his family loft
it for safer quarter * , but ono
ovonintt ho decided to return.
Everything was quiet for an hour ,
and then a shot ean.o booming over.
This was enough for wife and children ,
but the husband got mad and declared
ho would stay there that night if every
gun in the federal int.rencliinents was
turned loose upon him. Half an hour
went by , and hu was patting himself
on the back over his grit , when the
federals suddenly got mad nud opened
five or six heavy guns at the hill.
Shot and shell roared and hissed and
Hcroamcd , nnd the man's hair began
to crawl. Up stuck there , however ,
until boom ! bish ! crash ! came n cannon
ballasbigashishcad plump through ono
side of the house and out of the other ,
nnd then he How out doors and struck
n gait just a little faster than greased
lightning. Singularly enough , that
was the only shot which over hit the
house , though Jox.ons fell around it.
KEKl'INU fiOWX TIIKIU Sl'IlHTK.
After Grant had his guns in posi
tion , and morn especially nfter he be
gan reaching out for the Weldon rail
road , he could have knocked Petors-
Imrc to pieces in twenty-four hours.
Ho would probably have done so had
Lhorc been any excuse for it , but there
was none. The confederate lines
were a mile and n half away , and
Petersburg was held only by non-
combatants. Nevertheless , Grant did
not propose that anyone in reach of
: iis guns should sleep soundly or for
jot his presence. Occasional shots
were therefore pitched into the city to
check any enthusiasm.
O.VK HiuaiHVOKK. . '
Onu night during an artillery duel
; o the left of the crater , the federal
guns were for a time HO ulovated that
.ivory misslo cleared the confederate
ines , howled over Petureburg , and fell
imong the houses under thu hill.
! > no shell entered the window of a
liouso and exploded in the pnrlor , A
; intt of the front of the house was
iilown out , ono side demolished , the
chamber Hours driven through tlio
roof and tlm whole building weakened.
J'lui pcoplo had removed , leaving most
of their ijoodii , and a dog to watch
.hem. No ono could say just where
the dox was when thn explosion took
iluco , but ho was not killed.
In tliu winter of J8ii ! ; , a citizen who
tad unexpectedly received 2,000 in
Confederate currency on tin old debt
determined to hnvii a good , square
linner , and company to help eat it.
Ityo collet * , bacon , meal , ricu and mo-
asKcs , were about the only provisions
n the market , but at u cost of 1,01)0
, ho citi/cii scraped together enough to
justify him in inviting a company of
six friends. The guests were in the
parlor , the table set , mid thu cook
H'UB over t ho atovo , when a shell en
tered the dining room through the
side of ( ho house. The explosion so
wruckiid the room that no ono could
untiir it. The table , pieces of which
I na > v , could not 1mvo boon demol
ished any better with an ax ,
md the plaster in two or
three other rooms was shaken
down. While all was uxciloinont , anil
huforo any ono really understood just
what had happened , n second shell
plunged into a lower bedroom in
mother part of the house , nlighted on
Lho bed and thuru exploded , All the
plaster on that nidu of thu room and
ivurhcad wits simian oil' , the walls
liulgcd out , thu window glusu shivered
into In 10 fragments , a bureau fcplit to
kindling * , and yet a looking glass was
not oven cracked. The force of the
explosion was upwards and outwnrdn ,
and save u powdur htain nnd a scorch
the bed was not damaged. Them
two misssiles were the only ones
which enlerrd n house on that block
during the whole siege , and wen
lirobably thrown from a mm which
had just been put in position.
K1U.KII ( ) ' \ TIIK STIir.lif.
Scores of shot and shell fell upon
I ho street * , and many pedestrians
were maimed and killed. A solid
shot which hit a chimney and then
rolled oil' the roof killed a colored
Woman who was p.tssini ; bolow. A
shell which fell near a negro who was
working in n garden , toro him into
small pieces and cut the handle of the
hoe oil within a foot of the socket.
A boy on horseback heard a
whirr and saw n Hash , and
the next thing he knew ho was
seated aslridp of a dead horsi1 , a can
non ball having torn the animal's jaws
oil' . Escapes were both wonderful
and innumerable , and when ono sees
thu bullets in window sills , the cannon
balls in thu walls and the rents made
by the deadly shells , he is amazed that
any one had the bravery to remain
thuro during those long months when
every day was full of death and every
night replete with horror.
Petersburg , Va. 31. ( , H AH.
A Siiitnmnut From tlio Mnyor.
MOMXI : , lu. .Inly M , 1881.
11. 11. WAIINKIUV. Co. : Sirs -My
wife and self both unite in pronounc
ing your Safe Kidney and Liver Cum
the best medicine wo over used.
declleodlw S. W.
Comfort from Mo\v } inpoff > -
Many years ago , in ono of the hard
winters when there was so much hard
ship among the poor , a city paper sug
gested that old newspapers , spread
over the bed , would form an excellent
sulmtituto for blankets and coverlets
This brought upon the journal a great
deal of harmless ridicule from other
papers , but it. brought comfort
to many a poor family. .In the mat
ter of bed clothing , especially , ' wo
are apt to associate warmth with
weight , and do not consider that there
is no warmth in the coverings them
selves , but that they merely prevent
the heat of thu body from passing oil'
\Vhatovor is a poor conductor of heat
will make a warm covering. Paper
itself is n poor conductor , but ntill
poorer nro tlio thin layers of air that
are confined when two or
three newspapers nro laid upon
ono another. A few newspapers
laid over the bed will keep ono
much warmer than some of the heavy ,
close woven blanketu. We do nut
pioposo newspapers ns a substitute
for blankets and comforters , but it is
one of those makeshifts that it is well
to know. In traveling onu may , by
tlio aid of n few papers , secure a com
fortable rest in a thinly clad bed , and
if we cannot allbrd to give a destitute
family a blanket or a comfort or wo
may show them how to in
crease thu usefulness of their linn
coverings by stitching a few layers
of newspapers between them. It
may bo well to remind those who
grow window plants that , by remov
ing thorn away from the window , and
arranging n cover of newspapers over
them , they may bo preserved from
harm in severely cold nights. With
the plants , as with ourselves , it is not
so much that cold comes in as it goes
off , and often a slight protection will
prevent the escape of heat. Ameri
"I havoiiHcd Himnocic'.H lii.oon ISirrnis
with threat benefit for iiHllijtwtioii ml con
stipation of the bowels. "
C. It. KAKTOS' , Hamilton , Out.
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UUi UuU Coio'r tl. V , H. _ .
DIRECTORY OF LEADING WESTERN HOTELS.
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o ZPE : IB ! ! o TJ s : m .
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