Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 25, 1893, Page 11, Image 11

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8an FrantltM Kramliur.
Tlicy had lived toRothor a long Uruo
tor so muny years tlmt the somlmr shml-
of old ngo had become fnmlllflr nnd
[ 'no longer rjavo tliom concern. Without
chlldrcn , thn.t pathollc resignation of old
pk'B to nwnlt patiently the day when
Ihoy would go forth Into the unknown ,
I leaving no cnrcd-for fnco bohlnd , had
K'tnkcn iKwsc. 8lon of them. Both rccog-
il tlmt wlmtovor llfo hnd to glvo had
boon received. Whenever thov sat to-
I Aether and watched the declining sun
{ this feeling of incompleteness of the
5 loneliness of Hfo would become ttnbcnr-
[ able. It in then , In the quiet of thodying
[ day , that the thought of death and bcp-
[ .aration ia strongest n thought that
Itacnnt for them thegdinpof the survivor
j through the rcmnlnlnp yearw of Hfo
I alone.
Sometlmca on such occasions the eyes
[ of the wife would grow dim with tears ,
ftnd her volco would tremble until the
f ausbdiitl placed his hand on hers nnd
I Rontl v prcsecd it. Once Into tholr household -
hold had boon born a son. It had boon
'years ' ngo , but it is hard for women to
Vorget the touch of their only born.
tWhen women think of such things men
[ ican only Hympnthi/o in uilcncc , nnd the
, hu liiiil ) ( nt such times would pot her us
ho hnd done years ago , until the mother-
fjlonglng passed away. Even to him ,
| vthough , it seemed cruel Unit the child
jBhouid have died almost before it could
' , Jisp. Yet they never spoke of it. Their
.lives hud flowed so long in the same
L channel that it was not necessary for
L'lhc'm to speak to cnch other much. It
iytna ns if they know and felt each other's
[ thoughts and feelings without cmploy-
; 'lng the medium of thought.
1 Bosldeu , John Cunfleld had never been
piven much to words. Even when ho
had come as a suitor for her hand when
Bho was.pretty Jcnnlo Mayhow ho hnd
been content to lot others do the talking.
Ho had hnd very Httlo to say for him-
| t Bolf in those days , and n man who docs
not grow loquacious when first In love
will hardly do it afterwards. Despite
this , though , there was something about
him thnt attracted men and mndo them
bis friends.
It was during the closing years of the
r\var that ho first mot Jennie. He had
i ( drifted Into the little farming C9mmunity
, i In Illinois where she lived a man of HOer
or moro , from his appearance weak nnd
' ' sickly , with all the signs about him of
the soldier who hnd just been dischnrgcd
: ' for that indefinite something thnt army
il Burgeons were wont to term "general
I debility. " There were so many such
[ i men in those days thnt oven inquisitive
if gosshi lost interest in them. They wcro
I merely men falling from the ranks to
1 find in the ways of peace some oppor-
I tmilty to return to the old life before
" they mid followed a drum.
At first no ono hnd cared to nsk Caii-
[ Cold of his previous life , and after a year
Or two hud passed he hnd become so com-
; i Jiletoly ono of the community thnt any
curiosity ho might have excited by his
j1- arrival nnd died away. Personally ho
ftovor seemed to think himself of sufll-
cicnt importance to obtrude his in
flividuality on the public. It was under
these conditions that ho came as a lever
to Jcnnio Mayhow a year or moro after
Jiis arrival. The courtship was too
pleasant to waste it in thinking of the
past. Like nil lovers they spent it in
picturing out the pleasures ol the future.
From the first ho had never seemed
Jiko n Rtranger , and when ho asked her
for her hand she hnd grown to love and
trust him , and never thought of asking
Jilm of his past lifo. IIo wus superior to
piost men mentally , and his deportment
ijind bearing donated the gentleman.
After a few years of married lifo his
wife's father died , and then her mother ,
leaving her without kith or kin , snvo
juusbnnd and child. Then the child
sickened and died.
After that the old scenes grew dis
t tasteful , nnd , soiling the farm she had
, Inherited , hand in hand they had bidden
the three graves in the Httlo church
yard goodby and went westward atoms
in that restless stream of humanity that
for three centuries hnd ever been facing
pie sunset land across American prairie
find mountain. It was not strange that
; ns the years wont on they grow vary
jiear to each other. Where friends are
Jew homo ties arc strongest. Brothers
fnay strangle each other in palaces , but
tiovor in the tents of the Ishnmolitc.
] Always westward. Moro than once
, lhoy had decided to innko their abiding
place a permanent ono , but the old rest
lessness would corno again on the hits-
.band and again they would chnnge. It
Jvas as if ho were over looking for bome-
> ' thing ho know not what. It was not
kthat thirst for wnalth that makes wan-
n.florcrs of soauany men. For money ho
reared but little , so long as they hnd siif-
Colon t to satisfy their mbderato wants.
[ { Hud it been his desire ha might ha\o ]
.easily become a wealthy man on moro ,
ill ) nn ono occasion.
It was this spirit of .unrost that
Brought them Into the valley of the
Verde , for they were both too old tocnro
Buy longer for the excitement of Hfo in
II fa community juat beginning to bo hot-
{ tied. Still , both seemed to liavo many
< years of lifo before them , until ono day
Canllold was brought homo carried Hko
I' n log by neighbors who had found bin :
in the road , whore his horse had fulle
and thrown him. The grlof of the wife
, Was pitiable , and through the long hours
that followed while the surgeon was en
deavoring to bring consciousness bucli
to the injured man she never loft hit
From the scant encouragement of the
doctor she felt that the parting she hue
eo long dreaded was at last at hand , am'
Bho was unwilling to lose a second of the
few hours that remained before the end
came. It was hor'torror that ho mightdio
without ono word of recognition. She had
nlmont become reconciled to his death ,
if ha could only iipeak again Hko his old
bolf nnd bid her goodby. When slio
ppoko to the doctor of the -possibility of
' consciousness returning to the wounded
man ho answered bur by slinking Ills
head doubtfully it was so doubtful that
lie did not dare to cxnro&s it in words.
To her It boomed moro cruel thin
death , that after HO many years tlioy
should thus at lust part , without a word
or sign to irnoh otherof the old love that
.had been theirs. She had thought
ivhon the Httlo arms of her only burr ,
had elmsg around her neck , begging tp
live , that It was terrible to fool the Httlo
v bunds relax , until she knuw thnt it was
only a Httlo armful of pulo clay she
pressed to her breast , but that was noth
ing to this.
Ono night , though , when the long
liourn of darkness bad drugged thorn-
8olv > s past midnight into the birth of
another day of watching and waiting ,
pud I ho light was burning low , Intensi
fying the shadows of ouch corner and
crovfco , she sat by the wounded mini's
bedside holding his hand in hera with
Closed oyi-a that she might not see his
tvnndoring , bloodshot eyes gazing va
cantly into the darkness , or his free
Jinnd plucking , plucking at the bed-
clothing , longing to close out from her
lioariug the half-muttorud mounlnglotiti
words of the sick man's phantasies , she
foil the hand she held in hors suddenly
Withdrawn , and opening her eyes Hko
ono starting from sleep to see what hud
occasioned it , tdio felt the blood grow
fold in her veins. The wounded man
bad raised himself in bod. A new color
md coma Into his fnco , nnd A now light
nto lilo eyes , High above hln bond
waved his right hand OB if holding n
tuber ready to cut down an opposing foe ,
ifhllo tlironuh tha sllcnco and darkness
of the night rang his voice , half shriek
and half cry , sounding like the call of nn
enraged animal , in the single word :
As suddenly na the wounded man hnd
raised himself ho foil back exhausted ,
'or an instant ho closed his eyes , and
irhoti ho reopened thorn one could perceive -
coivo that consciousness hnd returned.
To the wife her heart seemed to stand
still with a now hope at the sight of re
turning intelligence. After all , he would
know her once ngain , oho would hear
'ilm call her name , bo might live. God
n his infinite mqrcy mlghtyet will It so.
"Whero la the regiment ? Did wo
carry the guns1'
The newly-felt hope loft his wife's
breast , and taking the wounded man's
iand to quiet him she said gently , in a
I'olco trembling with the agony of her
disappointment :
"Hush , my dear , you have been badly
mrt. "
The wounded man looked up in sur-
> rlso at the term of endearment , but
passing it by ns if eager to have his
juostion answered , ho said :
"Yes , I know it. Just as wo gotamong
tholr guns ono of their borpeants hit mo
on the bend nnd that was the last I know.
It was right after the colonel fell. Did
got the guns off ? "
wakened by the voice of the wounded
man the doctor , who hnd been brought
from the Httlo military post in the val
ley , entered the room , nnd placing his
linger on lib lips cautioned the wife to
bo jilont.
"Yes , you got away with them all
right , but you must bo qtilot ; you are
badly wounded. "
"Who else was hit ? I saw the colonel
and Barrett , nnd Jackson nnd Rowe , "
said the wounded man slowly , as if it re
quired an effort to recall the names ,
"and a lot moro fall out of their saddles
when they commenced to throw grape
in among us. Wcro they killed ? "
"Some we re and the rest are all right , "
answered the doctor at random , "but
you must be quiet , for wo want to huvo
you out pretty soon. "
"Thank God it is not serious then.
Has any ono written to my wife and the
.babies to lot them know there is no dan
ger ? "
"John , here I am. Don't you know
mo ? " asked the wife through her tears ,
as she throw hor&clf at his bedside.
The wounded man turned to the doc
tor in surprise and said : "My name Is
not John ; I am Harold Wilson , major of
the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry.
Where is Surgeon McCoy of our regi
ment , and why am I not in the regiment
hospital ? Is it because I am a prisoner ? "
The doctor shook his head and an
swered resolutely : "You arc not a pris
oner and you must bo quiet. " And bend
ing down ho took the weeping woman by
the arm and led her from the room ,
leaving the wounded man alone.
As they went out into the open air ,
already freshening with the coming
morning , the doctor said gently :
"You must compose yourself , Mrs.
Canfiold. Ho is still very low , nnd rest
and quiet are all that will save him.
This hallucination will pass awav if ho
lives , and it will all como out right. "
The woman looked at him in silence
for a moment. She did not care to
speak to him of the great fear that' had
taken possession of her , the existence
of which she could not bear to admit
oven to herself.
"Do you think ho will ever know mo
again , doctor ? " she asked.
"If ho lives I am sure ho will , but you
must humor him in all his fancies , for it
is _ only by doing so tlmt there Is a possl
bility that ho may live. "
"But may I not tell him who I am
that I am his wife , doctor ? "
And the unhappy woman caught him
by the arm and looked into his face be
seechingly , while hot' body shook with a
grief that she could not control.
"Do you think ho was over married
before ? "
No , no ; it's only the fancy of a sick
man , " answered the doctor , softly , turn
ing away his eyes to avoid the pleading
look in the woman's eves.
"But may I not toll him who I am11
bho asked again with a woman's per
"No , not now. Should ho recover , you
may toll him. Should the worst come I
will tell you , so thnt you may try to re
call the memory , " and giving some
minor directions ho left , promising to
return in a few hours. Aa the doctor
loft the house whore the wounded man
lay ho rode toward the Httlo collection
of well whitewashed barracks that shel
tered the garrison at Fort Verde and to
which for moro than a year ho had
given his sorvices. When ho reached
there reveille had already sounded , and
a few ollicorB hurrying hero and there
told of the commencement of the day's
Nodding to such as ho mot , ho rode
direct to the building dignified us hav
ing within its walls the olllcors club
rooms , as well as the few military books
and pumplots that constituted the
"library. " Some of the olllcors had al
ready dropped in for a few minutes
morning chat , and they asked him now
his patient was , as in the small com
munity civilians and soldiers alike were
so constantly thrown together as to bo
on more tliun ordinary intimate terms.
To the inquiries ho answered mechan
ically , as ho eagerly scanned ono
row of books after another , until
in. a fit oflmpationco ho swore roundly
at the folly of having a library In which
no ono could find what ho wanted.
"Toll us what book it is , doctor , and
wo will find it for you , " ventured e
"I want the roster of the Pennsyl
vaniu troops , " replied the doctor.
"Well , if you are going back to study
ancient history , " laughed a gray-haired
captain , "thoro it is. I occasionally look
over it myself , for I got my first commis
sion from that state. "
Too much moved by the strange occur
rcnce of the night to notice their bad
inugo ho returned to the roster of the
Eighth regiment of cavalry. Brlolly and
concisely the buttles In which it hail par
ticipated were given at the top of each
page , but hardly noticing them his eye
sought the list of majors. "Harold
Wilson , ngo7 ; mustered in April 20 ,
1801 ; imistored out ; missing after An-
tleUim. "
Ho felt his bunds trembling eo that ho
could hardly hold the book and it re
quired an otfort for him to scan the list
of the numos of the ofllcors that followed ,
recalling as ho did BO the names tlu
wounded man hud mentioned.
"I saw the colonel and Burrott ant !
Jackbon and Itowu and a lot moro full
out of their saddles when they com
menced to throw grape in among us. "
Every word that the wounded man had
said seemed to ring in his oars until ho
could almost BOO , us if In the aiuoko am
flush of buttle , the empty buddies fron
which the grape had swept their rldors
'Burrott und Jackson and Howe,1
Yes , they were all there , und uftor two
of the numcB the brief sentence , "killet
ut Antteium , " finished the story the
wounded mun had bulf told. It wus like
going into the company of the deud
"Yes , ho was there , " said the doctor
moved beyond himself. Ho closed the
roster and replaced it on the shelf. As
ho turned toward the ofllcors he notice *
their inquiring looks.
"Tho major of the Eighth Peiinsyl
vaniu cavulry has come back from
' . the dead , " he said simply and
from the room. Ho hardly know
which to pltv tha moro the man who
md como buck from thodend after moro
, han a quarter of n century to die , or
, ho womnn who believed herself his
vlfo. When ho returned to the wound
ed mnn's bedside the womnn was sitting
near holding the sleeping man's liana.
When she saw the doctor she arose and
came toward him , and as she did so ho
noticed her eyes were heavy nnd swollen
with weeping.
"I know all. I believe all. IIo is
lead to mo , but wo must bring back to
ilm the others , " she could not steel herself -
self to name the others as wife nnd chil
The doctor regarded her in nma/c-
"Has ho been conpclous again ? " ho
"Only as when you loft him , but my
icnrt tolls mo that what ho has said is
so. and wo must find them , " she replied.
The doctor bowed his head. IIo felt
that it would bo a sacrilege to have
spoken. Ho looked at the wounded
man. At a glance ho saw that In a short
time all would bo over perhaps a day ,
perhaps two. The returning conscious
ness was only the flicker 'of the embers
| ) fore the ashes entirely covered them.
The woman had returned to the bedside ,
and taking the man's hand between hors
resumed her watch.
"I will see if wo can find them , " the
doctor said , and bowing he left the two
alone nnd gnlloped toward the fort.
At intorovals the wounded man awoke
from the half-conscious , half-delirious
stupor tlmt seemed to hold him. At
such times ho would ask eagerly for
news of the battle , of the regiment , of
comrades , but most of wife nnd children
and homo , nnd fretted because the
women who snt by his bedside could toll
him nothing. In vain she tried to
soothe him into quietness. Several
times ho asked if any letters had been
received from his homo.
Ho spoke of it so much , of a wife , a
younger Hnrold and a baby Charlie ,
that an agony of jealousy seemed to be
consuming her. She would have given
her llfo to have called him back to her
self , but it was as if they had never mot.
Ho seemed to think that it was but yes
terday that ho bad been struck down in
buttle , and was surprised at his weak
ness. Ho wns no longer the man of
three score , but the major of 27. Once
ho asked for a mirror , that bo might
see how the wound had changed himbut
she temporized with him until ho again
passed off into one of the dozing spells
that wcro becoming so frequent.
Then she arose and took the mirror
from the room and placed it whore ho
could not see it. She would not have
him sco the gray locks that hud
taken the place of those that were so
black when she hnd lirst kissed and
potted them. But the years that ho had
passed through in oblivion told against
him. Strength refused to return to the
shattered frame. A child might have
seen that death was close.
In his half-conscious moments the old
lifo before she had mot him was over
present. Once she heard him implore :
"Remember , remember. Do not forgot
me , oven though I die , " and she won
dered if this other wife still remembered
the dying man , as she remembered him
the bright morning of long ago when ,
amid the blossoming of peach trees , they
had been made man and wife.
The day wore wearily away. In the
afternoon the doctor returned. On en
tering ho merely said : "I have tele
graphed them. I found out the address
of the colonel of the regiment from ono
of our captains who served in the Penn
sylvania troops. Wo should hoar from
them tonight. "
The woman bowed her head in resig
nation. Even if ho wore lost to her ,
and might live , she was contont. As
she sat watching the doctor , trying to
read some encouragement in his eyes , ho
finished his exuminntion of the patient ,
and gravely indicating that she should
follow him Jed the way from the room.
"Ho is beyond waiting for them , " ho
said gently , when they had gone beyond
bearing. "Ho is fast sinking and unless
a change takes place cnnnot live long.
You might try to recall him. It can done
no harm nnd may do good. "
The woman received the words in si
lence , and leaving him passed into an
other room , where she took from u
trunk from amid a few baby clothes ,
faded and worn , her wedding dress.
Through the years that had passed since
she stood in it a bride she hud retained
it ns something too sacred to bo lightly
She had never thought to wear it
until it should bo placed around her for
her burial gown. With trembling
fingers und tears tlmt almost blinded her
she unwrapped the treasured garment
and dressed herself in It , and then
she arranged her hair as she hud ar
ranged it on her wedding morning long
ago. Surely , she thought , it would re
call the old days , but as she looked into
the mirror she trembled with a hideous
fear that it was useless.
The gray hair , the sunken cheeks , the
oycs pathetic with a lifo of sorrow , were
not the features of the face of the bride
ho hnd been so proud of. She could not
restrain her tears at the fear of failure ,
and kneeling down beside the open trunk
she prayed fervently that only for an in
stant might ho know , that ho might
speak but ono word , or oven press her
bund in recognition , or thnt her life
might bo ended with his ; nnd then , from
nmong the baby dresses she took an old
nnd faded photograph of the dead child
who had once called her mother.
Surely , if all else failed , ho would
know that and recognize her by it. She
put it into her breast , and , composing
herself with a mighty effort , she wont
into his room , trying to recall the smile
bo had once loved so well. Aa she en
tered he looked up und asked eagerly ,
yet faintly , if any letters had been re
ceived from horne for him. As she told
him none had arrived , she tried to on-
couruge him by attributing- to the
irregularities of the mail. The visible
manner in which her reply had disap
pointed him a ( Toe ted her so that she felt
that she could not proceed further , but
at length nerving herself , she placed the
daguerreotype in his hands , saying :
"I can fool how disappointed you are ,
for I hud a child of my own. This is bis
picture. "
As he took it from her trembling bund
she could hardly overcome the impulse
to throw herself on his breast und cull
to hii" to remember hor. The thought ,
though , that ho could not entirely for
got the child gave u now strength to
Ho looked nt the picture a moment
enrol ossly.
"It does not look like you , " ho said ,
closing his eyes wearily , us if desirous to
be ulono with his disappointment.
The wife took the photograph und
placed it mechanically in her breast.
She felt no longer cither grief or puin.
It wns us if the failure had chilled her
into insensibility. She could not cry or
pray. They tried to lead her awny , but
she refused to go , and they let her alono.
She took no longer note of time , but sat
with her eyes watching the face of the
dying man. It wus only when , In the
dark of evening , the doctor threw the
sheet up to cover und hide the pale , set
face of the dead mun that she soemnd to
realize that nil was over.
That evening , after the doctor had re
turned to the post , and while ho- was
explaining to a group of curious officers
in the club how a inun might lose biu
identity for years by an injury to the
brain , and then recover It again through
the removal of the effects of uuch injury ,
a tnoftsongor placed In } | ( R hands u tola *
gram. Ho opened it ami1 read :
"Wilson's widow remarried nftor An-
tloUun. Una other children. All pros
perous. "
"By G-d , they got tt all In ton
words , " ho said bitterly , as ho tore it up
and lot the pieces flutter from his hand.
' Current Topics' " for May is scarcely In
the forefront in Ita troatiltbHt of vital topics ,
such ns The Hcfracturti'of Socml Ideas"
nnd lTho Assault on Thrift , " contained In
this number. The latter' particularly is
weak in Its conception of the popular mind ,
which Is not hostile to honest thrift , but U
rather combatting conditions milita
ting strongly ntralnst the possibility of thrift
among the masses as a class. Articles where
force Is borrowed from misconstruction can
ilo no good , nnd are to bo regrottcU as
promoting Irritation , moro so even than if ill-
rcctlv agitating violence , for while not light-
ng the fuse , they lay the powder In the hunan -
nan heart. Chicago.
"Bearings" of last week is not only n great
news organ of the world's cycling , but U is
full of Interesting jots detailing episodes In
cidental to dolours in out-of-the-way nnd
odd corners of the globe , all told in a charm *
Ing way , maklti" It nn education as well as a
l > loasurc to read. Chicago.
The Clothier nnd Furnisher for May
chronicles the progress of dress , whether
cloaks for ladles or suits for men nnd boys.
It follows up the leading men In this Industry
nnd tells what they arc doing in our princi
pal cities. New York.
Among the Interesting features in the con
tents of the Nattnnnl Journalist for Mny is
the publication of n fncslmlllo of the Upper
Canada Gazette or American Oracle , of
Thursday , April 18 , 1703 , containing n proc
lamation by John Graves Simcoc , lieutenant
governor , and a copy of the king's speech to
both houses of Parliament , delivered December -
comber 13 , 171U. Chicago.
The Omahn Furnlturo Journal of April 25
Is n creditable publication devoted to the
latest movements nnd styles In the furni
ture line , besides furnishing a liberal supply
of good miscellaneous reading. Illustrated.
The Glebe Quarterly Hevlew for Mny
to August Is out with Its usual contributions
to high literature. "Tho Fate of Irish
Leaders , " by J. G. Holy , "Huxley on
Controverted Questions , " by Thomas Wha-
Ion , nnd "Our Hawaiian Conspiracy" will bo
found interesting. The Glebe Uovlow , Chi
To those who enjoy dreaming away n leis
ure hour in mild excitement wo would
recommend "Baron Montoz of Panama nnd
Paris , " a novel by Archibald Claverlnp Gun-
tcr , which ns the the title indicates treats of
the excitement involved In the episode of
thnt gigantic but unfortunate engineering
undertaking , the building of the Panama
canal. Homo Publishing company , New-
Kichard Harding Davis' series of Medi
terranean articles nppear in Harper's
Weekly , published May 17. The first paper
is entitled "Tho Hock of Gibraltar. " and is
profusely illustrated. The same number of
the Weekly contains , among other notable
features , an article entltlbd" "Characteristic
Sketches of the German Army , " written by
nn American ofllcer and illustrated by Rem
ington ; "Across the Divide , " an article on
the Nicaragua canal by BW Nephew King ,
illustrated ; illustrations 'of the Sunday
crowd in Ceicago. of the German village ,
and of the Swedish buildmfc at the World's
fair , a view of the proposed Williams burg
bridge across the East HVor , a story by
Mrs. Eva Wilder McGlasson , entitled "A
Kentucky Wild Flowcrand the usual va
riety of valuable articles j > n subjects of cur
rent interest. M"
Fashion and Fancy is bright nnd pretty as
usual , with its beautiful colored plates , its
bright and sparkling poetry , its interesting
stories , and the mass "Of Information ,
brightly and accurately given on such topics
as "Household , " "Society Fancies. " "Enter
tainments , " "Needle Work , " "On Dits"
about women , "Literary Ar.t ; Gossip , " and
numberless other things dear to the femmlno
heart. A prize of 810 is offered by the pub
lishers for the best illustration of the pooin ,
"An Old Man Said to a Mr id Ono Day. "
Wo are in receipt of the prospectus of "A
Standard Dictionary oE the English Lan
guage , " which promises to eclipse all previ
ous efforts hi this direction. The scope em
braced in its plan is so much broader and
moro comprehensive than previous efforts
that it will mark a new epoch in the struct
ure and reform of this greatest of all lan
guages. The day has now como when moro
revision of old works will not answer the
demands of progressive literature and a
widening out of the fundamental base is
essential to prevent the cramping and ulti
mate dwarfing of our mother tonguo. In
undertaking this stupendous task the pub
lishers have bent all their energies to one
end and that to deliver to the English-read
ing public a work that would i-cpresent the
height of achievement in language building.
The work has already been several years in
preparation , and the doflnors are now on the
letter T. Nearly $300,000 have already been
expended among Its editors and specialists
and before the work is completed the sum
will reach over $500,000. The plau and
scope of the work is endorsed by the most
eminent philologists and etymologists as
well us leading professors in our colleges.
Wherever illustration can materially nid in
defining words or where colors play nn im
portant part the best engravers and litho
graphers have been appealed to and no ex
pense is spared to inako the work the acme
of dictionaries. The full work will bo out
early in 18'Jt. Funk & Waguals companv ,
New York.
"A Cathedral Courtship" nnd "Penelope's
English Experiences" nro two short stories
told bv Kate Douglas AViggiu , both touching
lifo in Albion. Houghton , Minim & Co. ,
"The Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius
Augustus , Count do Beuyowsky in Siberia ,
Kamchatka , Japan , the LIukiw Islands and
Formosa , " from the translation of his origi
nal manuscript (1741-1771) ( ) , by William
Nicholson , F. H. S. , 17SK ) , edited by Captain
Pasfleld Oliver , forms a rather cumbrous
volume written In form of a diary and rather
tedious in the main owing to a mechanical
style in which the record Is written , relating
a mass of irrelevant detail without light or
shade without any proportion or arrange
ment. A story or narrative , HUe a picture ,
should bo cast with n view to perspective
and not bo a fiat assembly of words. To
those directly interested in ascertaining cer
tain facts relating to these countries direct
from lirst parties the book will have value.
but for reading one is apt to bo disappointed
In it. MacMlllan & Co. , Now York.
"Tho Art Gallery" presents a collection of
ever ! SOO relief gravures of the chief works
of art in the World's Columbian exposition.
It is issued by theexcluslvoofllcial publisher
of illustrated works rotating , to the depart
ment of line nnd liberal arts , presenting In
compact form so many flue. , representations
of the work of the world's , greatest artists ,
It will bo highly appreciated for its contents
and us a token by which to commemorate
the fair George Barrio , Plilla'delphia.
Under the title "Tho Alpha of Money , " n
reply to Mr. Carnegio'f "A , B C ol Money,1'
Mr. George Uccd pr' touts > n now theory ,
namely , that of Gaining silver freely , not In
dollars , but on CJ entirely independent
basts , based on weight but1 named Independ
ently so us to bo u distinct standard by It-
nelf , Just as gold now is. 'How ' It could re
tain the nlaco as a distinct standard is , however -
over , rather difilcult to cuinpruheud , as per
sona selling would have tofix , a prlco In del
tars , and also In the silver coin and thu ? a
relationship of the two would , bo forced by
experience , and naturally the silver would
fluctuate to the gold even as now and leave
only a nominal distinctness. George- Hoed ,
Coldwell , Idaho.
"Am erlcan Marlrie"by William W. Bates ,
is the first work to furnish an elaborate and
practical treatment of the shipping question
in history nud politics. The writer , having
been /or fifty years a student of shl | > s und
navigation , and thereby be in enabled to
avail htmaclfofn largo fund of Important
data not found in literature or libraries ,
offers this work as the result of his long re
search , observation and of his now mature
judgment. His written In a clear , concise ,
plain matter of fact , business style and is
rich in valuable information , and convincing
in argument. In his general views the
writer ia both liberal and progressive , and
there ia no question but that the work Is
destined to wield a largo influence lu favor
of restoring the American marine to a i > osl-
tiou commensurate with our development
in other industries , Houghton , Mifflln
Co. , Boston. f
A abort poem , "The Organ. " ( Strotford-on
Avon ) by WHUaiu Mntcr , Braces the open
ntr rnio of The MuMp Ucvievr for Mny ,
vhlch Is accompanied with n supplement ,
'Tho Ulght Tones of the Ancient Armenian
Scrvlcey * given to the American mtulc nub-
le for the first time. Clayton F. Summy ,
Dr. Kitlracr , " n story of Caseo Bay. by
jlara T.oulno Burnam , U a delightful tiuo of
i light order abounding in pleasant chats
n which the American woman Is shown to
good ndvantago ns n conversationalist.
Houghton , Mlflln ft Co. , Boston.
The growth nnd enterprise of the now
itntes on the Pacific slope Is voiced In n most
impressive manner through the Pacific
Banker nnd Investor , a monthly publication
i3uodnt ? Portland , which ably represents
Lho coast in Its relation to bankers and In
vestors. The financial facts and commercial
lows of this territory are nil presented In an
interesting manner , supplemented with ably
written articles.
Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine h
> ut as usual full of articles adding further
fact to the record of American history. Hbcn
Putnam , Salem , Mass
The Providence and Stonlngton Steamship
company has Just Issued a neat pamphlet
treating the "Past nnd the Presenter Steam
Navigation on Long Island Sound , " by Henry
> \ hlttcmore. The company says that "in
preparing an exhibit for the great fair which
shall show by means of models anil pictures
the Progress made from , the early days of
lound steamboats to the present time 'they
tiavo sought to supplement tholr exhibit
with the present history of stoamboatlng In
the sound. ' " It is a valuable trontlso both
ns n historical compilation and for its pic
torial accompaniment.
Ono of the cheapest books of the year ,
considering Its size and the variety and Inter
est of its contents , Is the bound volume of
The Century Magazine containing the num
bers from November , 181W , to April , 1893. in
clusive. This volume , which has just been
issued by The Century company , Now York ,
consists of nearly 1,000 pages richly illus
trated with hundreds of line emrravings.
In'the tnhlo of contents fiction holds nn
important place. Hero , are more than n
score of stories by Mark Twain , Thomas
Bailey Aldrlch , Brander Matthews , Thomas
Nelson Pace , Edward Egglestoii , Octavo
Thanot , Harry Stlllwcll Edwards , Hczekiah
BuUcrworth , F. Hopkinsou Smith. Grace
King ( who contributes n group of "Balcony
Stories" ) , and other well known writers.
Among the serial stories are Mrs. Burton
Harrison's "Sweet Bells Out of Tune. " with
illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson :
"Benefits Forgot , " by WotcottBalcstlcr.aud
"Tho Cosmopolls City Club" ( com
plete ) , bv Dr. Washington Gladden.
Biographical papers are numerous and ex-
ccedlngly Interesting. Tennyson and his
early critic , "Christopher North ; " Brown
ing , Whtttler , George William Curtis. Frauz
Liszt , Massenet , Salnt-Sacns , Joan Francois
Millet and others are the subject of these
papers , the Interest of which is cnchaiicod
by the portraits which accompany them. In
the series on "Notablo Women" are portraits
nnd biographies of Jenny Lind , Margaret
Fuller and Dorothea Dix. The famous
Italian tragedian Salvlni , contrioutes some
interesting "Leaves" from his autobi
ography , and in "Letters of Two Brothers"
are given the most interesting portions of the
correspondence between General Sherman
and his brother , SenntorSherman.oxtending
over the period of the war. Besides these a
host of entertaining articles nnd beau
tiful poems appear in addition to the usual
departments. Cloth , $3.00. The Century Co. ,
Now York.
Hilary A , Herbert edits a volume called ,
"Why the Solid South ? " which is dedicated
to the business men of the north and written
by fourteen prominent politicians in as
many chapters with the first nud last on
"Reconstruction in Alabama and Lousiana , "
by the editor. The contributors or Joint
authors are all United States senators or
members of congress and write of recon
struction in the state they represent. This
makes'tho volume ono of unusual value , as
each ono writes of what ho knows best , and
is responsible for all statements. The book
is very moderate in all things , and is prob
ably the most complete history of recon
struction that has ever appeared. Among
the authors appear the familiar names of
Vest from Missouri , Fishback of Arkansas ,
Stewart of Texas and Vance of North Care
lina. U. H. Woodward & Co. , Baltimore.
The boys , small and otherwise , will bo
glad to know that Horatio Alger. Jr. , has
published n now book entitled , "Facing the
World , " written as all of his books are , es
pecially for boys. The hero of this story by
being always polite and always on the look
out fornuraborono , gets ahead of his miserly
old guardian in great shape nnd does
not lack friends or opportunities of making
his way in the world when thrown on his
own resources. Porter & Coates , Philadel
Charles Wagner Issues a little book with a
paper cover without n word or line to indi
cate what is inside the volume. On exam
ination it is found to bo a series of
lectures to yojng pcoplo and is called ,
'Youth. " The author in fine language , as
translated by Ernest Uedwood. tries to en-
couraco all young people to do and bo the
best that they possibly can and teaches that
by constant effort the standard of right will
bo raised so high that while the improve
ment will be unconscious it will neverthe
less bo very certain , The book is very prac
tical , and not too good for every day use.
Dodd , Mead & Co. , New York.
J. M. Barrio has written another of his
delightful books on the order of "Auld Licht
Idylls" which ho calls "An Auld Lfcht
Manse. " The book Is full of quiet humor ,
pathos and human nature , as are all of Mr.
Barrio's stories , and no bettor reading for a
summer day will be fouud In ono while. The
book is nicely bound in dark blue cloth and
contains a very interesting sketch of the
author by Elliott Henderson , which will add
to its value as sketches of Mr. Barrio are
not over numerous. John Kuox company ,
Ann street. Now York.
That Is quite a unique Httlo drama in six-
acts by Henry Peterson , entitled "Colum
bus , " nnd presents the Indian question In
very good shape. The play has ono or two
very strong situations from n dramatic
standpoint. Walter Peterson , Cincinnati.
Ono of the latest issues of the "Unknown
Library" is "Tho Palimpsest , " by Gilbert
Auifustin Thierry ; the story Is original in
plot and will bo found of interest as a pas
time. Cassell Publishing company , Fourth
avenue , Now York.
Among ttio books which delight the render
of orthodoxy will bo found not least "Pri
mary Convictions" by William Alexander , D.
D. , lord bishop of Derry and Itaphoo , as the
book is full of beautiful thoughts couched in
language begetting the greatness of the
themes discussed. The volume is a largo
ono of nearly 400 pages nud is substantially
bound and well printed. A portion of the
sermons of which the book is composed wore
delivered before the faculties and students
of Columbia college In Now York City , to the
onlcora of which institution it is dedicated ,
llarpor & Brothers. Now York City.
Bcnlainln H. Tucker claims ho is too busy
to write a book , so ho has overcome the
dilemma oy publishing "Instead of a Book , "
being over 500 pages of extracts from the
writings of this well known editor and pub
lisher , which he terms "A Fragmentary
Exposition of Philosophical Anarchism. "
The book is bound in paper , and its price is
DO cents. Benjamin K. Tucker , Now York
"Napoleon , " a poetical drama by Kichard
Sheffield Clement , is of moro than ordinary
merit as u literary production , nnd as such
will bo read with pleasure. Though ita
structure would scarcely debar it from the
stage , it lacks in dramatic force , ita char
acters speaking rather to an abstract audi
ence than to each other. H abounds , however -
over , in fine- poetry and affords a beautiful
version of this modern hero , the Incidents
of whoso Ufa formed ono of tha most intense
and touching dramas in modern history ,
The volume is much enhanced in value by a
liberal supply of illustrations , taken mainly
from celebrated paintings. Knight , Leonard
&Co. , Chicago.
A Drama nevertheless the quality of its
poetry is of high order nnd affords A beauti
ful version of the career of this giant of his
ngo , whoso stature has too often been meas
ured under falsa lights ana by fatso stand
ards. The volume is enhanced in value by
Illustrations taken from celebrated historic
paintings. Knight , Leonard k Co , Chicago.
In a very quaint manner , under cover of a
very queer and glib Hugo , "Tho Confessions
of a Convict" gives ua glimpses of llfo In the
Interior of a Now York prison and with a re
markable insight the writer throws the
search-light of psychologic analysis upon
the interior of the mind of the genus convict ,
Incidents occurring under thq shadow of the
masslro walls are unfolded with marvelous
precision , nnd the secret history of the cs-
capados leading to final incarceration are
confided to tbo reader lu a terse , off-hand ,
matter-of-fact way , yet full of tender pathos
and sympathy for the o beings who repre
sent a social strata complete within itself ,
embodying all tbo elements of right and
wrong and a sense of honor fitted to the
measure of their minds a low-roofed truc-
tnro mil n dtsilnct temple In Itiolf A con
vict , "IHTMy' toll * the story , but the rdllln *
s done by Julian Himthomo , nnd so "UWJ '
may well IMS tnkrn for nn abstraction of con
vlcts In general drowsed In n marked speech
very forcible nnd expressive oven If It bo the
soul of slnnp. H li amply Illustrated by
views taken from real llfo , Kufm & Hart-
rauft , Philadelphia.
Story of Ilow .Starr * Wcro Stolen TlfToro
the Hcrolutlon.
"Hold her heart I"
"Yes , slrl"
The poi-son uttering the above com-
nanil was P. Tolcmy , a bandsomo young
man of dark complexion anil of decidedly
irlstocratio appearance , who has at-
rnctcd some attention during tbo Inat
week by the splendor of the rig ho drives
iron ml the blue blood quarter , says tbo
Houston ( Tex. ) Post.
The liveried lackey , who hnd sprung
'rom behind to attend his master , ami
vho hnd meekly done lila bidding , wns
Henry Wilton.
This is the iirst visit of onch to tthodo
island , but their great-grnndfathors
ivcd there moro than a century ago , and
, hcn Wilton wns the nnnio of the master
and Tolomy thai of the servant.
The reversal of tholr respective social
conditions rends like a romance.
Anthony Wilton lived inUhodo Island
Before the revolution. IIo was of good
lesccnt , but did not succeed in llfo until
10 took to dealing in rum and slaves a
justness which laid the foundation for
.ho colossal fortunes possessed by many
Rhode Islanders today.
Wilton waxed wealthy and mndo a
jassago to the slavo'coast at ono time ,
when a raid wns made on n negro village
icar where Capo Coast Castle is today ,
mil seventy-live men , women and
youths were shipped aboard Wilton's
Among the poor wretches stolen from
: heir homo to DO sold into slavery was
iho great-grandfather of P. Tolomy ,
tbo aristocratic young man of this state ,
This man was such a line specimen
that Mr. Wilton decided to domesti
cate him and keep him in his own house
All the cargo was disposed of and tbo
slave ship returned to Providence with
Its owner , who on its arrival went to
church to give thanks to God for his
safe voyngo and the success at ending
It. IIo bad been elected an elder during
Ills absence.
The stalwart slave was named
Ptolemy and ho was taught how to wait
on bis owner at table , black his boots
and do house chores.
The old older promised Ptolemy that
some day _ ho would lot him go back to
his native land.
In the next generation a son of
Ptolemy married an octoroon and in the
next generation a son of that son mar
ried a white woman , whoso son is the
present P. Tolomy , osq. , of Brunt , Can.
This young man inherited a big
fortune , and , being to all outward ap
pearance a white man , although ho
boasts of his African lineage , ho bus had
an easy and luxurious lifo.
Some time ago ho mot Hurry Wilton
and learning that ho was the great
grandchild of the Wilton who owned
liis great-grandfather. Ptolemy , ho was
glad to hire Wilton ,
Wilton was poor , the old elder's
wealth having disappeared long before
his generation , and he wus not too proud
to hold the horse and touch his hat to a
descendant of his ancestor's slave , so
long as P. Tolemy paid good wages.
Tolemy wanted to buy the old Wilton
homosto ad and have Wilton there as a
servant in the halls of his ancestors.
The Ocoau Flyers Hum About Two Tliou-
8ii ml Tuns ICvcry Trip.
A paragraph has been going the
rounds of our exchanges to the eiTeot
that an "ocean racer" burns about $13-
000 worth of coal every trip. Very little
calculation will show how extravagant
this statement is , nays the Marino Jour
nal. The American liner New York
consumes about U28 tons per day , the
White Star liner Teutonic about It 1C
tons , and the Cunardor Etruria 330 tons
per day at full speed. It has been
stated that the Etruria at a speed of 18
knots burns only 275 tons per
day. This consumption would bend the
greyhound across with a total use of
about l,000 ! tons in round figures. The
price of coal in New York is considera
bly loss than $4 per ton , and in Liver
pool it is cheaper than hero , but even ut
outside figures the cost of fuel per trip ,
it will bo soon , does not exceed $8,000 , ,
and wo would not bo pur prised to find
tbo actual average price paid to bo less
than $0.000.
The fuel bills of such ships are of
course far in excess of those of the
average ocean steamer. Triple-expan
sion engines and improved machinery of
the prefaont day have made it post i bio to
bo economize coal that the consumption
per indicated liorso power per hour 1ms
been reduced in ratio to much less than
two pounds , as against nine pounds In
J83t ( and live and one-half pounds in 1840.
The Teutonic's average is quoted at 1.0
pounds per hour. The majority
of ocean steamers of ordinary si/.o
traveling ut an easy gait think
a ton of coal per hour is quite extrava
gant enough for tholr propulsion. Our
big now war ship Iowa will have a bunker -
kor capacity for only ' 2,000 tons of coal
to speed her at sixteen knots , the In
diana's bunker capacity will bo 1,888
tons , the , ' ) ,000-ton cruinor lUincinnati's
bunker capacity will bo only 55(1 ( tons ,
and the crack Japanese ship Yoshiuo ,
with a speed of twenty-three knots , has
bunkers to hold only 1,000 tons. It is
doubtful if the buiiKoru uf any steamer
alloat would hold $13,000 worth of coal
if bought in Now York.
/L Now .Sivoril Halt.
Jacob Reed's Sons of Philadelphia have
sent to the chief of ordnance a sample
front sling of sword bolt , with un adjust
able hook for sword , which can bo placed
at any distance from the waist belt line ,
as may bo required for either the blouse
ulono , or for the and overcoat.
The method of adjustment is extremely
simple und it can be made while the belt
Is bulng worn us easily as before putting
it on.
It Caret Cold , Cuujhi , Bor Tbitit , Crenp , Infla-
mi , Wboociar Couth , BroDchltli 4 Aithmi.
A ctrUJa curt for Comutn.U.n in ftr.t ttirei.
* ad i nn relief In dr M * t se . Vuif one * .
T.u will IM U tzulltnt affect UUt UkU | the
ret dou. Boll by ditUri of e jwUere. Uri
bottlu iO ee&U UA tl.00.
Fr trnot Alln/r / U > tut ltd ftjrltem
r-llmlnMInc ll Cotton * from thf
lUood , whether of ftoroiuloui m
originthis ) prriwattnn IIM no eqari.
ruonUn I :
„ torn en my tnnpie. 1
- . _ _ - trratcil liy liost local I'liyMcUn * ,
1mt ohtnlntil no relief : tlio Koro crailiiMlygrow
nt > r < o. I fln.illy look 8. a.S. , mul w s entirely
- HMtiK n few bottles. "
C. 13. MUI.KUORE , Ilcmlcrson , TOK.
Treatl o on Wood and Skin ll -
coses matted free.
TUKSwirr Srccino Co. ,
Atlanta , Ua.
nit. F. ! „ SKAKI.KS , Cmisiittln5 Siirioon ,
rnduuto of llusli Modlcnl ( ) olloia. iCON-
bULTATJON FIlKlt. ) For tlio truntmont of
Wo oiiro Catarrh , All DU onsen of tlio
fioso. Throat , Ghost , Stojunoli , Bo-wolu
nnd Liver *
Blood , Shin nnd Klilnoy Dlionsoi ,
FoiunloVcnkiics8Os , Lost Manhood
FISTULA , KISSUIITC pormnnontlr cntoa
without lha use of n knife , llKftturu or rniiillc.
All mnlmllonof n private or ilelleiito nature , ot
cither HOT , positively cured.
Call on or nildruu , wltliitamp forClroulari , li'roo
[ took anil Itcclpos ,
Dr. ScarlEs & Scarlcs ,
No xl doorlo I'oiloinoo
Of health should lie doubt v pmir.lotl nt this
souscn. Tliu air rcuUa with chilly motstura
the wonthor U chanKoiiblo and uncertain.
Thcsoconditions are
'ortholmua nnd plpoi. Itow.iro of the cold
the cough , the cliost pain , tlio Itillammtition ,
the rocked luriT , the droiulod Consumption.
Put on duty only tlio strongest guard , the
oldostnud moat faUlitul sUnd-by ,
Broalc up your cold ut onco. Stop your
Rough. Urlvo out that , Inllaniiuutloii In tlmo.
Defy that I'uoumoula. Guru that Consump
acts quickest nnil surest of alt rcmcrflos on
the lutics. The olclost nnd host approved
standard farovory luiu trouble.
fir. Selienclt'K Practical Trcntt cx on Dlnfancg of
Jniijx. ( Stomacha-id Ltver. maflctl ficcto till ajt-
jillcanls. Dr. J. II. StlienrltA Sonti'hllatMntila ,
-nn .
MAIIK nBiiiairnnw.j
ME , "
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lirlnclnled ilruiilit wll you ana klni' of Imitation. In-
elatonhavlnv INIJAI'lF none other. If hu has nal
Kotlt , wo will semi U by nmll upon receipt or prlct.
rAmi ht ! In ponied envrlopn free. Adilreim Oriental
Medical Co. , 50 1'lj lnoull. 1'locr , UhlcuBO , HI.
SOLD by Kuhn & Co. , Cor. itti and Douglas Sis. ,
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Sis. , OMAHA , Nitl. ; by Paul G. Schneider , jit
Itroadway and 6 Pearl St. , COUNCIL BLUFFS ,
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< > thci'lTecU , points Iliuremedy , bdentlllcallytho
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2pnKn hearing nlmlf-tuno Illummtfim In lints.
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band , llioso InteiulliiK Mnrrlnui' , f'c.
Kvrru wan irfto trmi/il knmc the tlranil Truttit ,
Ihe Plain Fact * , the Old Stcrctt anilKeio Hit-
cacertn nf Medical Fclenee at arplttd to liar-
ritd Life , who mm til at one for luut follltt
anil amlilfuturffillfall * . ilimitd mile fur thli
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lion IIIHU. Mntn IIKI > , and If married or eluglc. I
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Nickel Watches.
The j c w c H n if Of
watclicfi , especially
nickel watches , in the
center , Is one of the
greatest steps forward
in the history of watch
niaklrfg. N o matter
how well ollctl or what
oil is used , nickel will
stick and cut the pivot.
Nickel ly-jewcl watch
es am made only at thu
Ditcher Watch Works.
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us your addrrfti nud wo will HOW ! you the nutna
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