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pobllf Hera an.t Proprietors.
iblished Every Thursday Morning
One Inch, one year
Two inches, one year .
at snovnrviLi, -uwvv
Each succeeding Inch, per year ,,, . 5 00
legal advertisements at legal ratei One square.
(10 lines or NonparcJl.'or less) first iisertlon; fL8S
cica subsequent Insertlon.SOc j .
XT All transient advertisements must bo paler
for In advance.
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ESTABLISHED 1856. i
Oldest Paper in the State. J
BEOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1875.
VOL. 19.-N0. 35.
OFFICIAL PAFER OF TI1X0UXTY
an" --,--, t n MrSAnoinos,
ri'lle' Lodsc No. 5, I. O. O. F.-Recular
nVJL"-rVAdav evening of each veek.ln their
f--rrr Lawman's store visiiinEoroim-rs
hJJf'-y Invited. A.G.Gates.N.U. James
. .rfile Dlvi-dou No. 19, Sons ofTein.
B Meets every Friday evening In Odd
res: .r. vf.i-oii' lmir store. Main
PsweewofW order vlsitlnK the city
Mv-Sdn meet with us. B. M. Bailkv, W.
If V ryvcirnfin. R.S.
l" .. Valley I.odeft No. 4, A. V. & A. 31.
et!nsi third Thursday evening in each
'!ffi"londay in K month.
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.h..,,,. 0.s2.-Orderol the Eastern Star.
iffieewS&rd Monday in each month.
. . w riiiirrli. Services each Sabbath
',ho4L'Sn7ad p. m. Sun lay School at
pr;-er Jiueuuji xuuio- -
.r; c-mWS, rastor.
- rimrcli. Services eacn saDoaui
b.,eri. I "J?" m- Prayer Meetinc Wed
!. ih't-tiskwiatk School it 2 o'clock
Services each Sabbath
sabbath School it
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C IT V OFFICERS,
f vl'O strict Clerk, W. H. Hoover. Sher-
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DTJrMir A. IL. Gilmore. Surveyor. J.
Arrival and Departure of JIalls.
LrtheruDaSly. by Ballrood-Arrives 11 a. m
Lrt? 11 1 ?a,-, .... Taiiroad-Arrives 2:30p.m.
SSern-ita Peru. Daily-Arrives 12 m: De-outhern-VIa
Nemaha City. Daily-Arrives 5
5 ...TTvi, TTecumseh to Beatrlce-Daiiy:
"V"gs fourth Monday In each montn.
Troinitian.Iery No. 3, K.T.-Stnted
S c "iS Monday fn each month.
ti vwts the First Monday In each
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'Tn W A. JudkfOT: Third Warf-
J;n l'Frednck arker. Marshal.D.Camp
'VUr 1 11 Docker. Treausrer.J Blake.
fHat7mrn-ViaVTable5nomk-Weekly-Ar-, Fale "needing our woe and pain.
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k.tti T-tern 10 iieie "" ". -, .. vinnivnnn nrnl who shall nv
SSoflce Hours from 7 a. m..tog
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ildlkW PACIFIC EAILWAI
SCHEDULE No. 1.
riKES EFFECT 310SHAY, FKU. 1st, I810.
E5TWAIU). " " 1 KASTWABD.
.3. so. 1. .STATIONS. W0.2.
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he time riven above is that of Lincoln, being
minutes slower than that of Chicago.
t Denotes Flac Stations trains stop only on slg
Ill trains dallv. excent Sunrtav.
Eurllngton &. Missouri River Railroad
L-5 a.nu leave. I Plattsrnoutu I 2:05 p.m.arnve
Isp.m Lincoln.., u:ia.m. leavt-
K' p.ta. arriv I .Kearney June I 5:1a a.ta leava
HS p. m. leave I Plattsraouth 1 12:15 a.m. arrive
KHpjn. arrive I Omaha... 1 10:50 a.m. leave
. p.m. leave I Crete 1 7:45 a.m. arrive
i p.m. arrive I Beatrice. 1 o:ua.m. iesc
Chlrago &. XortU "Western Railway,
trslns at Council Bluffs arrive and depart as follows
I Night Express. 4:05 p.n.
W. H. STENNETT.Gen. Pas. Agt.
H. C. Pnricr,
TTOnNEY AT LAW. LAND AND TAX
lUwnr Areiit. Howar-I.Neb. Will give dllll-
Bntaucutioa to any legal busintss entrusted to his
E. K. Ehrlght,
LTTOUNEY AT LAW, Notary puhllc and Real
V. Kilate Aient. Otllce In Court House Build-
EJ Brovavtlle Neb.
T. L. Schick,
IA TTOUSEY AT LAW.-MAY BE CONSOLT
K ru In IhA iSnrfTiBn tunirnnire.
M' to County Cleik's Office. Court
J. S. Stull,
1 A TTOnXEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
En. "raee.No.70 Main street, (up italrs.) Brown'
A TTOUNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.-
OiBce over Stata Batik.
I A TTORNEY AT LAW. Oulee, front room over
W. T. Rncera,
tVTTOkNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.-
win give diligent attention to any lesjal
"Vcfsentrusted to his care. O fllce In Court neuse
SUalng. Brownvitle. Veh.
IAS. .HOLL AD A Y, il. D.. Physician. Surgeon
fr't.. AudDhtetTp"inn. Ormlimtwt In 1S51. I,o-a.
J4 la Brownvllle ls-'w. Office. Lett & Crelgh's
onieStore.McPherson Block. Special attention
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HL. MATHEWS. Physician and Surgeon
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P'OT ARIES it COLLECTION AGENTS
I VOTARY PUBLIC AND COXVETANCER.
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I - ' unice, Xo. 41 Main street, Bn
, Brownvllle. Neb.
VILLIam H. 1IOOVER, Beal Estate and Tax
: xfi,. ' ,y "K .vgent. umcein uisiricujouri.iwwiu.
Im M t'rompi attention 10 ine saie ui neai
li; J?, PaJ"nient of Taxes throaghoutthe Nemaha
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H"ACKSWrTTT vn Trr4Toi? ewnvn "Plrt
! N'erj,trvvt":bet,veen Main and Atlantic. Brown ville,
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THE "OLD EELIAB
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srftcu0'nsJ!,l'f:esli meatalways on hand, and sat
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tGKh Nebraska Advertiser is for sale
Oa., ,ntlnil'snoot Store.next.loortothePos
I3TTRA, MINTB.A, CUTRA, CORN
BY THE EEV. J. K. NUTTING.
Ten small hands upon tho spread.
Five forms kneeling beside the bed,
Bine-eyes, Blackeyes, Curly-head ;
Blonde, Brunette In a. glee and a glow.
Waiting the magic word. Snch a row!
Seven years, six years, five, four, two !
Fifty Angers, all In a line,
(Yours are thirty, and twenty are mine).
Ten sweet eyes that sparkle und shine.
Motherly Mary, age of ten,
Evens the Ilnger-tlps again,
Glances along the line and then
"Intra, inintra, cutra, corn,
Apple-seed and apple-thorn,
Wire, brier limber lock,
Ttiree geese in a lock.
Jluble, roble, rabble, and rout,
Y, O, U, T,
Sentence falls on Curly-head;
One wee digit la "gone and dead,"
.Nine-and-forty left on tho spread.
"Intra, inintra," the flat goes,
Who'll be taken, nobody knows,
Only God may the lot dibpo&e.
Is It more than a childish play?
Still you sigh and turn awuy.
Why ? What pain in the sight, I pray ?
Ah, tho true: "As the Angers fall,
One by one. atjthe magic call,
111), at the last, chance reaches all.
"So In the fateful days to come
The lot shall fall In many a home
That breaks a heart and Alls a tomb ;
"Shall fall , and fall, and fall again,
1,1 ke a Law that counts our lovo but vain
, That calleth of these dear babes away?"
"True, too true. Yet hold, dear friend ;
Evermore doth the loth depend
On him who loved, and loves, to tho end ;
"Blind, to our eyes, the flat goes, .
Who'll be taken, no mortal knows.
But. only Love will the lot dispose.
"Only Love with his wiser sight ;
Live alone, In His infinite might; ,,'.
Ljvc, who dwells in eternal light."
Now are the flfty fingers gone
To play some new play under the sun
The childish fancy Is past and gone.
So let our boding prophecies go,
As childish, for do we not surely know
The dear God holdeth our lot below?
BY S. ANNIE FKOST,
"What are you smiling about Mag
gie? Y'ou look as blush. ugly happy ad
if you were reading your first love-letter."
Maggie Chilton smiled again,
while apretry blush upon ber fair,
round cheek deepened in its crimson
tint, as she answered :
"It is St. Valentine's daj, papa."
"Oh, ho ! So your letter is a valen
tine? Mjr gueaa was not such a bad
"I thought," Haid aira. Chilton, ro
Kuishty, "that Valentines wereentire
I3' confined now to the nuraery and
Maggie Inuched pleasantly, and
held up for view what she had care
fully concealed in her hand. It was
a small breastpin a knot of ribbon of
gold with a small for-get-me-not in
the center, formed of turquoise, with
a liny brilliant in the heart. It was
not a very expensive gift, but it was
tasteful and unique.
"How very pretty!" said Mrs. Chil
ton. "Small, butso beautifully finish
ed. Where did It come from, Mag
gie?" "Now, mamma, who ever heard of
St. Valentine sending Iris post office
"I'll tell you who didn't send it,"
said Mr. Chilton. "His initials are
Maggie gathered uj her pin and
verses, and fled from the room blush
ing like a rose, and quite forgetting
she had not finished her breakfast.
"My Dear," said the old gentleman
to hia wife, as their only child thus
deserted them, "I think Mr. Wilfred
Mansfield will present himself in per
son this evening to try to take Mag
gie away from us. He asked uiy
permission yesterday to tell- her he
"Well," sighed the old lady, "you
would not have Macgie live oil alone
when we are gone?"
"No. There's not a man living,
either, to whom I would so willingly
trust her happiness. I believe Wil
fred to be a good-man, ono upright in
all his dealiues, temperate honorable,
and trustworthy. He is not wealthy,
but he is in a good business, and, he
tells me, makes an income sufileient
to give Maggie till the com fort she haa
here. She has never had luxuries, so
she will not miss them. You know
my dear, that what I have saved will
scarcely keep you from want if I am
taken away. I don't seem to have
the money making faculty."
Mrs. Chilton spiiled. Before her
meuiai vision rose orpnanea nieces
furnished with trousseaus, a vagabond
brother saved time after time from
ruin, an old clerk living on a pension,
a disabled washerwoman coming for
her weekly rent and fuel, little ragged
beggars clothed, hungry ones fed,
small charities Where the left hand
knew not what the right hand gave.
She crossed the room and pressed her
lips upon the face that goodness had
made beautiful In her eyes for forty
i, "Your wife and child' cau- never be-
will come back. Even Wilfred Mans
field owes his first start in business to
your influence and money."
"He has paid me back all I loaned
"Very true. But you did loan it
when he had an opportunitj' to pur
chase his present business, that, but
for you, he must have let pass by
"Tut I Tut! Let him make Mag
gie happy, and he will owe me noth
ing. Half-past nine ! What do you
mean Mrs. Chilton, by kepplng me
from the store till this time of day."
Perhaps Maggie Chilton guessed at
the news which formed tbe subject of
conversation between her parents on
St. Valentine's day. She had carried
her gift from the patron saint of lov
ers to her room, and read the verses
there in a murmuring tone, dwelling
upon the fond words with lingering
emphasis. She was nt a beauty, she
was not an heiress. Her accomplish
ments were summed up by a limited
knowledge of the piano forte and the
gift of singing ballads in a sweet but
not ver3' powerful voice. Her educa
tion had been carefully superintended
by her father, and she was thoroughly
grounded inher own language, a fair
German scholar, and well for her
eighteen years. But you would not
find a neater housekeeper, a dainter
eeemstress. or a more lovable little
home maiden than Maggie Chilton
Her pretty little figure was always
neatly dressed, though Maggie had
never owned more than one silk dreps
at a time in her life, she had soft
brown hair; large blue eyes; a nice,
fair complexion, and with no preten
sion to positive beauty, was as pretty
and winsome a maiden as ever was
coveted by a loving heart to brighten
a home. Wilfred Mansfield, though
ten j'ears tho senior of Maggie, had
never seen a face that was so lovely
in his eyes ; and with his whole hon
est heart he loved her, hoping for no
greater happiness than to win her
from her own home, to make sunshine
in the home he had for her. He had
saved enough from his business ex
penses to buy a small house and fur
nish it, and there he hoped to see
Muggie preside, his own loved and
At the same hour when Maggie was
for once neglecting her household du
ties, Wilfred Mansfield was return
ing from a business errand to his own
store. -He was thiirklrrjf fo1UflfTno
mentous question he meant -to ask a
fewhours later, and his cheek burneil
and heart thrilled as he thought of his
answer. His lady lovo was no co
quette. Modest and maidenly, with
no boldness of manner or speech, she
had yet, all unconsciously betrayed
in her soft blue eyes and pretty blush
es how pleasant the society of Wilfred
had bpcome to her, and though no cox
comb he felt his wooing would have
as fair a chance of success as he
hoped for. Ho knew Maggie would
have but a Btnail dowery, if any, for
Mr. Chilton made no secret of the
fact that his savings were smill.
Maggie was the youngest of iiine
children, and tiie only one living to
gladden her parents hearts. One after
another, ut different ages, ami often
after long and expensive illness, her
brothers and sisters had been taken
away before she had ever known
their love, for her parents hud buried
the eighth child before Maguie was
born. She had been literally the
child of their old age, and Wilfred
MansfieM deeply appreciated the hon
or paid to his own worth in his old
friend's cordial approval of his suit.
He was full of happy, hopeful
thoughts when a sudden revulsion of
feeling was caused by an alarm of fire
and the sight of men running in the
direction of Mr. Chilton's store. He
hastened liis footsteps to find his
worst fears realized. The store was
wrapped in flames, and a horror
stricken whisper was circulating that
the old gentleman was still in the
building. He had been active in
helping to remove some portion of the
stock, but had imprudently .gone back
to Beek a box in tbe inner office after
the flames had beeome so fierce as to
threaten to cut him off. How should
the orbwd know that that box con
tained the bonds that would keep his
wife from beggary ? They only saw
the danger of the attempt, not the
motive that promted it. Wilfred no
sooner realized the situation than lie
endeavored to find some means to en
ter the store by the rear door. Others
had also thought of this, and when he
reached the street in the rear, he
found Mr. Chilton had been rescued
alive but frightfully if not fatally in
jured. He knew too well the loving
hearts at home to venture to send there
the burned, maimed husband and
father without warning; ao bidding
the men who carried him to follow,
he sped r.hrough the streets to carry
What was the fire, the loss of prop
erty, even beggary compared to this
calamity? Even in the midst of his
horror and pain, be was glad that the
words already spoken to Mr. Chilton
gave him the right to- offer comfort
and assistance to Mrs. Chilton and
Tbe scenes that followed might
have tried even fffoofer hearts than
those of the two loving women who
bore them so bravely. They bad no
time to more than realize the dread
ful news before they were obliged to
give active ..service" to the sufferer.
The surgeon made alone examination,
and longer yet were the ministrations
for relief. The wife in the room, the
poor," she. said lovingly,
bread you have cast upon the
daughter outside, were kept busy for
hours, to prepare cooling lotions, lin
en bandages and other means of assis
tance for the half oonsoious but keen
ly suffering old man, whose life wa9
the most precious boon they asked of
Tho injuries, terrible as they Were ;
proved to have, as yet, butslighly af
fected the vital powers, that although
the surgeons gave but little hope of re
covery, they all declared there was no
immediate danger of death. Weeks
followed ; where time, sleep, every
thing was cheerfully sacrificed to try
to ease the suffering of the invalid.
Night after night Wilfred Mansfield
watched by the bedside of the man he
had hoped to call father, nursing,him
With all the gentleness of a woman,
and giving him the benefit of his
young, strong arms for the constant
changes of position he fancied would
ease his pain. He had become so
frantio with suffering that opiates
were given in quantities that would
have been frightful under ordinary
circumstances, and lotions were ap
plied almost hourly to the terrible
burns. But there came a night when
all pain ceased, and sleep came to the
tired eyelids. The doctor called late
upon the weary nurses, and gave
Wilfred the directions for the night.
Privately he said to him.
"The chances for life is one in a
thousand. If he wakes to conscious
ness give him this medicine at once
and repeat it every half hour till I
come in the morning. He may never
There Was but little sleep excepting
in the sick room. Mrs. Chilton vield-
ing to Maggie's earnest wishes laid
down, dressed, to try to rest, and
Maggie pale, weary Maggie watched
bi side her. Thdy had been kept ig
norant of the crisis approaohing, but
they knew the danger of death had
been great from the first hour.
It was early dawn when Wilfred
Mansfifld came softly to call them.
Mr. Chilton lay gasping, dying, and
thej' stood beside him while Wilfred
hastened for the doctor. But before
he returned all was over.
In the distress and agitation, no
body saw how white and rigid the
face of the young man had become.
Friends thought he was over-fatigued
by his many nights of watching, and
even the physicians spoke admiring
ly of his devotion and the strength of
constitution that could endure such a
strain of care and wakefulness.
Ho was the only one to save Mrs.
Chilton and Maggie the trying duty
of superintending funeral arrange
ments, and later the details of wind
ing up Xhe business affairs thrown in
to disastrous confusion by the fire.
No thoughtful act was omitted ; ev
ery jar to the sensitive hearts that
watchful care could avert, was spared
thpm, and they were relieved from
the pressure of immediate want by
the information that a thousand dol
lars had been rescued from the busi
ness. Nobody but Wilfred ?Ianfleld
could have told where that was found.
The lawyers tried in vain to save a
dollar, though they found no debts.
The fire had destroyed everything,
even the few bonds Mr. Chilton had
given his life to try to snve. But from
the hour when Wilfred Mansfield
called her to her dying father's side.
Maggie knew that ho was changed.
Fie was kind, thoughtful and atten
tive, but he was never loving. The
words of comfort he offered were spo
ken with averted face arid a choked
voice, and when she longed to lay her
had upon his breast and sob out her
grief he went hastily away from her.
It was no better the next day, or the
next. Others might be blind to the
change; her mother found him even
more devoted than before, but she
knew he waa her lover no longer and
all the delicate pride of her maiden
hood came to aid her in bearing this
cruel hlow unmoved. 8he loved him
still, but she was not the woman who
could force her love upon him, de
mand the devotion he saw fit to with
draw, or ask for that final avowal of
love which her mother had warned
her was impending.
Tho funeral over, and the first davs
of grief passing away, the widow and
orphan looked the future In the face.
A thousand dollars would not sup
port them for a lifetime ; in a few
months, even with close economy,
thej' would have to begin to- work,
and they wisely concluded it was bet
ter to do so at once than to wait until
driven to it by positive necessity.
"We must move into a small
house," said Maggie, "and T think
our best plan is to open a milliner's
store. I can make bonnets and trim
hats, and j'ou can keep house."
"We need not move, dear. The
house Is mine."
"I thought papa rented it."
"go ho did, but Iasfnight Mr. Har
ris told me he had, a our lawyer, re
ceived the deeds of the house", made
out in my name, and paid for to the
last cent. I think your father must
have intended it for a surprise on my
birthday, the 27th of February."
But Wilfred MausfiVId was again
the only man who knew that Mr.
Chilton had never seen the deeds of
his wife's house.
"Can we have the front altered to
a store?" said practical Maggie.
"I should think so. It is easy to
ascertain that fact."
It was found not only, practicable,
but desirable as increasing the value
of the property, and in a few weeks,
quite enrly enough for some of the
spring trade to fall to her share, Mag
gie started in business as a milliner.
She had thought thu offer of .mar
riage yet might come, but her last
hope was dispelled by a note wiitten
to her mother by Wilfred Mansfiuld.
He Informed them that he had dis
posed of! his business, and was about
to accept a situation in Chicago, the
nature of which he did notstate. He
bade them farewell, vith assurances
of warmest friendship ; that was all.
Gentle Mrs. Chilton but rarely had a
hard thought for any one, still more
rarely spoke n bitter word, btit she
"I suppose he thought your father
wa a richer man."
Maggie could not answer. The
loving, loyal heart could not yet ad
mit tho entire unworthiness of its
idol. She could, find no excuse for
what Goomej ,hSaftlpss". desertion 'so
she "silently accepted her mother's
comment, and Wilfred Mansfield was
mentioned no more hptween them.
Never was a milliner's store con
ducted more tastefully or with more
Industry than the one opened by Mag
gie Chilton. The little maiden work
ed early and late; bonnets' of exquis
ite finish, hats in the most approved
fashion, adorned her window ; yet,
although she had a fair share of cus
tom, her expenses would exceed her
soles. She was inexperienced in
wholesale prices, in the proper selec
tion of her goods, in the care necessa
ry to prevent a ruinous overstock of
old-fashioned goods, in the knack of
re-shaping and, altering to more fash
ionable styles. ' The little details of
business that can only be learned by
experience were all mj'steries to her,
and when winter came, she found the
thousand dollars had melted' down to
three hundred, in spite of the econo
my and indnstry she and her mother
had carefully exercised. It waa use
less to think of a new business.
Teaching would separate them, and
Maggie was not fitted for a teacher.
The exercise she commanded now did
not keep off" a weakness of tho chest,
occasioned by the necessary sewing,
and tho doctor had told her that
teaching would kill her in a few
years. Besides, what little experience
of the details of business she had
gained, was in the milliner's trade,
and it was surely wasting time to
learn something new. So the store
was still kept qpen, and the weary
struggle for a ljvhig maintained.
St. Valentine's Day, so full of bit
ter memories, rose clear ond bright,
and the postman tossed a snow en
velope upon the counter. It was ad
dressed to Miss Margaret Chilton, and
had a city stamp.
"An order or a bill," she said, open
Inside, a sheet of creamy white pa
per was folded round a bank note for
five hundred dollars, and two words
only were written upon it "Youre,
Maggie thought of a tiny forget-me-not
jn her small box of treasures, and
tossing note and envelope into her
mother's lap, ran upstairs in an ag
ony of tears.
It would make my story too long ta
picture Maggie Chilton's life in the
five .years that followed the death of
her father. Every year the mysteri
ous valentine containing a hank note
came to help the widow and her child
in their struggle with the world, but
when the fifth February came round.
Maggie was all alone. Mrs. Chilton
had joined her husband in the better
land, and the poor child was alone in
Valentine's Day came. Maggie
was seated In her sitting-room, lonely
and depressed. Her health was fail
ing with care and overwork, and the
grief for her mother's death was yet
fresh in her heart. Her servant
brought her a JHtter, but upon open
ing it, no missive signed St. Valen
tine greeted her, but a long letter,
and at the end, the name of the writ
er, .Wilfred Mansfield. The letter told
her strange news. She learned that
Wilfred had never ceased to love, but
that the agony of bitter self-reproach
had kept him from her side. On the
night when Mr. Chilton was left for
the last time In his care, overcome by
his long watching and the stillness of
the room, he had fallen asleep. When
he awakened, fawn was in the room,
and the patient was awake, and look
ed at him with conscious eyes. He
hastened for the Importaut medicine,
but it was too late. Before he again
reached the bedside, Mr. Chilton was
unable to swallow, and again uncon
scious, fiad he not plept, perhaps
that precious life might have been
spared. He hod endured the remorse
of a murderer, and dared not speak
of lovo to the child of the man whose
death was perhaps upon lis soul. He
had made what atonement was in his
power. The money he had hoped to
invest in his own home hed purchas
ed Mrs. Chilton's house, and he had
been living on a salary one-half of
which wus sent on St. Valentine's
Day to Maggie.
"lam not a rich man now, Mag
gie," he wrote, "but I have a salary
oflered me here that will give us a
home and comfort. I love you better
than my life. Shall I return to my
dreary exile or will you forgive me. I
am waiting at your door for ray an
au'ur. Sav "I forgive you." end I
will hear you.
"Wilfred," she cried aloud,
to me! I forgive you !"
There was no rapturous meeting.
Very slowly and gravely he entered,
and too& her in his arms".
"Can you, indeed, forgive me, Mag
gie?" "What have I to forgive ? What
caused your fatigue but care of our
loved ono? devo.tion to my mother
and myself? We were to blame to let
you watch all night after working all
day. You must not feel again as you
write here, Wilfred.'
"I have just come from the doc
tor's," he replied, "and I told him all.
He says theie was no real hope. At
best, the medicine could only have
stimulated life for a few hours, per
haps one day. Maggie, are you, in
deed, my own at last?"
"All your own, if you will have
So, very quietly, on St. Valentine's
Day, there was a wedding in the lit
tle sitting room. Tho millinery was
taken from the Btore( and Wilfred
opened his old business again, while
Maggie's health and happiness,, re
turned !nvtheHeep coutent-of her hus
OUS 'SEW YORK LETTER,
TUtou-BeecUer Tlie Cold A Pitiful
Story The Iinbor Question Express
vs. Post Dwellings for Poor People
Correspondence Nebraska Advertiser.
New York. Feb. 20, 1874.
I suppose I shall have to write these
words about forty times more, the ex
asperating fact being that this ever
lasting trial will continue, at the rate
it is progressing about forty weeks.
Tilton Is now on the stand, and for
a week has been examined, re-examined,
cross-examined, and examined
in every other way that lawyers know
of, and yet nothing has come of It,
nothing that the people did not know
before. All that has been brought
out the people were made aware of a
year ago in the "Statements" made
by the parties connected witb this
wretched business. This week the
proceedings have been nothing more
nor less than a series of duels between
Tilton and his opposing lawyers, in
which neither have shown to advan
tage. Tilton's answers to questions
have been either the smallest of small
wit, or grandiose orationB on
matters entirely foreign to the sub
ject in hand, and Evarts seemed to be
Inspired with a crazy desire to rival
him In repartee. There Is nothing
new in the trial and will not be till
Beecher gets on the stand. Then
something may be expected.
By tho way, why isn't Henry C.
Bowen, the editor'of the' Independent,
on the stand? He knows more about
this business than any living man,
for he has not only been the confidant
of both, but he has been the confidant
of everybody who knew anything
connected with the two principals.
Everybody who ever had anything to
say against either came to Bowen
with it first. Perhaps he knows too
much for either party to want him on
the stand. Possibly he could tell
more than either of them would want
Tlf E ARCTIC SEASON".
The weather has been colder here
than has been known for years. The
River between the' foot of Courtlandt
street and Jersey City has been filled
with ice lot the first time in thirty
years, und ice bridges across the East
River are almost of daily occurrence.
Ferries are in a continual state of
stoppage, and the oaths and curses
one hears from the pinched and half
frozen people, vho wait for hours for
a hoat to get to Brooklyn or Jersey
City, are frightful to hear. The ex
perience this winter will do more
toward hurrying the great bridge to
completion than all the newspapers
could do in a century.
A SORRY STORY.
Monday morning a young woman,
a supernumerary in Booth's Theater,
fainted during the rehearsal of the
play. Her slater actresses raised her,
and oarried her to the green room,
and when she revived .she told her
Btory as best she could. She had not
eaten a morsel of food for three dayB.
and her fainting was tho result of
nothing but starvation. Of course,
food was given her, and of course a
collection was made for her, and then
her ghastly story came out. Her hus
band was a aeeoe-sbifter in the thea
ter, but had been down with con
sumption for uearh; a year. She had
a mother, also an Invalid, and four
children, all of whom she had to sup
port, and the pay on which ell this
had to be done was six dollars a week.
Think of it; rent, food, fuel, medl
oine, clothing, for seven people, two
of them invalids, to be provided out
of six dollurs a week, and that pit
tance tn be earned by one little wo
mannot twentj'-nne years of ago.
from ono of the most precarious of
professions. The family, were living
in the top of the house, In one room,
the house so badly built that the wind
whistled through the cracks with
about as much freedom as it would on
an Iowa prairie, and no fire. The
poor woman couldn't get fuel forheat,
and" she never had food enough to
make it necessary for cooking. The
sick husband and sick mother lay on
wretched pallets with scarcely any
covering, and another wretched pal
let sufficed for the younger mother
and her four children. All tho day
they lay in that horrible nest for
warmth, and to that horrible nest the
overworked mother came at twelve at
night, when her exhausting labors
were completed at the theater.
This is one case in twenty thousand,
only this poor woman had the good
luck to faint with her hunger at a
tlmB and place where her distress ex
cited pity and brought her relief. Had
she fainted in her garret, sha would
have died as hundreds do "every day.
It js terrible.
THE LABOR QUESTION.
The worst bide of the labor troubles
is shown in the present strike of the
hands in a stone-cutting j'ard up
town. Tbe men in tiio same business
in Newark and Philadelphia have
but $2.50 for a day's work of ten
hours, and the men employed on the
Capitol at Albany have not more than
$3 60 for the same hours. Th o Jour
neymen Brown-Stone Cutters' Asso
ciation prohibits its members from
working for less than S1.50 a day's
Work of eight hours. The firm in
question have large contracts, and be
ing ablo to employ more bauds than
they have at present, engaged some
then who applied for work at a less
rate. These uien became dissatisfied
after working with the other hands,
and complained to the Association,
who fined the firm $100, with notice
that in default of payment the hands
would be ordered on strike. This was
paid under protest, as work was push
ing ; but it was not long before anoth
er fine of $100 was ordered, on com
plaint of an employee, belonging to
the society, that he had been defraud
ed out of a day's wagea. The firm
refused to pajT the fine, and their men,
as ordered by the society, went on a
strike. The firm soon had over twen
ty outside men at work at the same
hours and wages as before, but de
clare that under no circumstances
will they again employ society men,
In consequence, the strikers have
sent threats to the firm of burning its
property, und went so far as to assault
a tedmster drawing stone from thft
yord, striking him In tho face and
knocking him down. Tho arbitrary
rulings of the Stone-Cutters' Associa
tion will go far toward breaking up"
the business, so important, In this
city. Its terms must seem exhorblt
ant in these times, and whatever,
without just cause, which these men
cannot complain of, throws men into
idleness, and robs their families of
their full earnings, must be looked
upon as mischievous, and an evil to
be sternly resisted and suppressed. It
is a singular thing that'men depend
ent on their daily wages for their dai
ly bread, should attempt to control
their employers, with the thermome
ter below zero, and with thousands of
men out of employ and eager for
work. But It is so.
EXPRESS VS. POST. .
The Express Companies are very
rruch stirred-up about the new sys
tem of Postal.Carrlages, by which
packages, not over four pounds
weight, cau be sent by mail, at the
rate of a cent for each two ounces. A
new system, I called It, but ii has
been on trial for nearly two years and
the publio are just waiting to a sense
of Its benefits, as the Express-monopolies
are trying to take it from them.
It would seem as if there waff suffi
cient field left for them in transport
ing large packages, and they might
reasonably ieave this convenient ar
rangement to profit both Government
and people. The convenience of this
postal package system to tho publio
ueeds but a glance to be seen at its
true value. Families, remote from
anything worthy the name of stores
or supplies, can order samples and
have orders filled by mail at the ex
pense of only nine cents per pound,
to any part of the country. -That
this is appreciated, the books of New
York merchants tell. The packages
sent from a single house, by this sys
tem, amounted to.hundreds of thous
ands of dollars in value, the last year,
aud every dollar's worth of this paid
its tribute to the revenues of the Post
Office Department, which needs as
sistance to constantly establish new
routes, as fu3tas new settlements are
made, instead of gorging tho over
rich express companies. For years
these companies have steadily fought
down every effort for cheap transpor
tation, lest it should wrest from them
part of their enormous profits, and
they are asking the repeal of this
pleasant, kindly Post-Office law,
which extends its good to every ham
let In the United States. If the Post
Oflice can afford to carry tons and
tons of newspapers, books and pam
phlets, at the rate of a cent for two
ounces, and finds profit in doing so,
there is no reason why it should not
extend this work to any description
of dry gooffs, and reap-the benefit of
it. If the excellencies of this law are
once understood, people will no more
hear of its repeal than they will of
going back to old-fashioned postage,
at 25 cents a letter. I applied for some
information on this point, to a firm
who were among the first to take
pains to inform their customers of the
convenience of sending parcels by
mail. They say that they can send,
within the prescribed weight, In one
package, 20 yards of tafetta silk of
good quality, and of tbe lower .grades
from 25 to 30 yards. Of gros- grain, at
$2 to $3 50 per yard, 20 yards. Of
Lonsdale muslin, 14 yards, of New
York Mills, 13 yards, and the same of
Wamsutfa. Lonsdale cambrio being
much lighter, 20 yards could be sent.
While the weight of each parcel sent
through the mail is restricted to' four
pounds, the number of parcela that
can be sent is unlimited, so that any
number of yard3 of any fabrio can be
sent by post, by being cut into lengths
that would suit the purchasers.
If there were any doubt which side
would win in this great trial of
strength between monopoly and the
people, it.would call for as strenuous
and organized action on the part of
the latter as any question that has
come up for years past. Every ex
press company is a monopoly'lfa its
locality ; and tho enormous charge
on goods sent to distant States and
Territories, operate to shuC off those
people from any but' a local market,
with all its disadvantages of high
price, poor quality, etc. I have been
surprised at hearing the objection se
riously made by disinterested parties'
that they did not sen the use of gov
ernment being madw a common car
rier. Suoh an old fogy remark hard
ly deserves tho ready answer that, if
government sees its way clear to mak
ing tho work pay which it must, or
the system would speedily be repeal
ed thero can be no reason wby.it
should not do the people so eminent is"
service, that being precisely whaS
governments and post-office dfPjtftf
tuonts are far. IHa all well anougtfi
to talk of competition being powerful
enough to regulate charges, but v$
all know what that me'dUs. Stairt tiT
new express or telegraph company to
morrow and one of two things Iscer
tnin to happen : either the old cbni
panlea buy up the new ones, or the'
old and new combine to lay add!tfon-T
al burdens on the people. The gov
eminent U the only relief the people?
HOMES FOR POOH PEOP.LE.
New York, dovn fawn, '3- full-, of
great, tall buildings, the upper storlW
of which are scarcely used at all.
Some benevolent people are urging,
upon tho proprietors thereof to' con
vert the upper floors into dwellings'
fortheffoor3 into dwelliugs for the'
poor; and it ought to bo clone, ft Is
a terrible hardship for tf poor man to't
travel foUr miles, night and morning,
to his work, to nay nothing of the
hole the fare makes in hfii Wage's'.- ft
gets him out of his bed in the iridrn-
lug an hour and a half earlier than la
.necessary, and keeps him out of tf thi"
same time at night. But think, you'
who have nice homes, of an improve-
ment in a man's condition that means
going up to the top of a six story"
building to live! Pietroj
Rose Field, Neb.. Feb. 12th 1875Y
Pursuant to call of the County Su
perintendent, many teachers and
friends of education wereat theschooi4
The Superintendent called tho'
house to order.
An organization was effected by',
electing F. M. King secretary, Miss
Mary Bagley and MIS? Mary Peery
Music by Excelsior Band, led by
Geo. E. Dye.
Discussion of School governments
Led by Rev. J. B. Piper, and follow
ed by many others.
Discussion of parents' duty fo CoriaV
mou Sohools. Led by Mr.Elias Ran
dall. Several participated ; much in?
trest manifested. Most thought that
teaohers should use the rod in extreme
oases; that thefaithful teacher should
be supported ; and that tbe Bible ,
should bo read in schools.
Adjourned to meet Saturday morn
ing at 9 o'clock.
Called to order by tbe Superintend- .
Grammar by Rev. J. B. Piper.
Discussion on- the auroe. Many ,
thought this branch frequently neg
lected in our common schools". They,
should teach practically and discard
Music The Little Brown Church?.
An exercise in reading, by Miss'
Mary Bagley. She would use the
word method in starting pupil3, in-,
stead of the tiresome old A B''0
Music Tho Sleigh Ride.
Adjourned for dinner.
A class drill in arithmetic by Leroy
Mason. Discussion on the same.
Music Say a kind word when you
Select reading by P. Crother.-
ject Kindergarten. ,; ,
Music Mother's Dying;. t f
Adjourned to meet at 7 o'clock. n rf.
EVENINa SESSION. t m
Ciphering match. ri
Music Momin'g Advances. . !
The query box. was,,, then opened5
and questions to suit the tastes of all'
were asked and answered.
Many knotty questions made plain''
A song by Mra. C. Tucker Whdle-J
The Superintendent then made- ? "
few remarks, teudering thanks tot'he
Band and others who furnished mus; i
io, and to tho citizens for their hqspl-j.
tality aud pW3euc3 during the insti
tute. :' '
Mu-dc Time te Sweet.
F. M..KLNG. 5ec';
Some of the Southern planters aro'
going to far with their new pet theory
of dmali farms. An Alabama nabob,
has cut his plantation: into patches,
not one of which ia bigger than Rhode -
Of course a- woman doesn't wane"'
her plants to freeze, bu3till one cau" ,
not blame a man foe raising a row'
when be hops out of bed in the morn'-'
ingand finds a gerauium plant7 irit .
each trowsera leg.
The Ithaca Journal b not the KesJ
authority on sporting matters. It
states that the original 'home stretch
is the stretch across the maternal
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