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at Vtia.lL. m.. and : P-,"t?lo1
aewtay evenlwis. Sabbath fcoolato clock
a.m. H. B. Dvk. Pastor.
rhrlf rhnrch. ervler every Smtxtoy, a
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?It. Plea-ant CambcrJand PjJJJ1
Church Joor m ToU,!rL2r h J J
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Krown viUe TJnion qraded iJchool-J.LMe
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Xbri Kate Cox, 3d ItJ,TLM?i SSf
Hh. 1st 1-rimair: Mrs. Ciarrfe Johwnon.ad Prt-
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nrownvllle LodreNo.5, l-'ll' 7Z?vu!n '
awitwci ToemUv evening ot each ,r?M:" ,
Hmt brokers respectltally Invited. A.H-OBEiere. ,
K.U. Jts- Loch ran. t!cy.
pmn.ua City I.odcc No. 4 0. T. O. O. "T.
U every staturoa. u ...,.... "
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WedMs4ar evtsitnc In MaonlcHall.
KatgfcfcJ cordially invited. J. B
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X..Ht.M V.ll.r 1 ... ra N tl. .1. A. P. & A. Jl-
Satd meetiocs "SaTrdav on or betore the lull
oC each moon." Lodge room open every faotitr j
4ar evening for lectures, trertmrtloti hb cmI
tntercourbe j.i mowku."-"- ..-
KrovrnvIUp Chnntcr No. 4."R. A.r. PJ?
nestings ond Thtdav of eaeh month. K. .
Pamas, M.K.H.P. A. R. Davison. Sec
Fnrnns Council No. 3. It. S. & S. U. M.-
Stated meetlnieCOnd Thursdav of each month
J. C. McNauehton. T. I. M. A. R. Davison. Bee
Jit. CarraelCommanderr No.:J, K.T.-Siated
Meetings -ecoud Monday in each month, w . l
Rogers. K. U. A "W .Nhskeil.Rec
Itoe and I.ily Conclave. No. 63, Iv. It. C. It.
A; C Meets at Masonic Hall a the 8fth Mon
U.M. It. W. Parnas. M. P. bof. R- T. Rawer.
Adah Phnprer 'o. U.-Orderot tbe BooternStar.
.&ted aveettags third Moeday ta e ontfe.
3Irs. E. C. Haodwy. W. M.
Connty Pnir Axoriatiu. R- A. naJ!-Pre-ini:
John Bwth. Vi. Pw-t; S. A. O orn.
i-ecretary. J. M. TrowterKtee. TreafrerMjaa
Ker H. O. Xinick. S. Cochran. P. E. Jotewsoa.
ThosiasBath Geo. Crow. J. W. Gavti.
Choral Union.-J. C McNaughton. Pret. J. B.
Blake Diamatic Aoeiatien -W.T. Rogers,
Pret J B. D-cker, tec. and 1 1 eaa.
?IetroinIitaii Cornet Hand-l.T.SsMh. Ma-
steal lrtrector. E. Hoddart, TrMrer a Bl-
nrnvmvillc I.Jtcm.rr Society- R- W.Taraas,
I'retdest. A O. Cecii. free.
GRAND LODGE OFFICERS.
Mrs. ADA VAN PELT. W. O. C. T Wacoln.
Of. W. MET-IALF. W.G.C TBsen
31ns. U P. Markel. W. G. V. T Klverton
v. n. TTKKNe. W G. tec Kearney
illteKVA RANSOM. W.G. Trees-
A. J. S KEEN W G M
W.F.WARREN, W U Cnap
A. J. S KEEN
Dep. lor Netnah Coaaty.
Ilrownvillc I.odce No. 69- I. O . of G. T.-
3(eeb everr Pridav eveningtnOddFellows Hall,
over Nicfcen s drac store. Matn street, gtran
ers of oor order visiting the city are JnvHed to
meet with na. B. M. Baiiey W. C- T. B. F.baa
derx.Sec. . W.Palrbrother. fcr..L-D.
Nemaha City I.odce No. l)--ff5 r??7
M mdav evening. Mrs-S. A. Hnntliwton. W -C.T.
John P". Crotner.Sec P. Crother, L. D.
Asplnwnll I.odce No.,1 Of .-Meete every Sat
urday ereatog. John S. Minlek. V . C T. X. J.
V.ion.No. 137 .-Meets every Tharsdayevenlng.
at the Keedyfrhool Hooe. two wiles north
went of Browavdle. H. O. Mlnick. L. D B rown
vllle. Srcurit?, No. Isri.-Meets every Satrdaycven
lg, at Kairview Ctiorch. six miles soojb wet of
BSwnville. J W. I.ltcbey.W. C.T. John Max
well, W.S Geo. Cro.L.D Brown vine.
Linden, No. n--Meets every Sray evdBg.
at Linden frchool Hoose.slx mile north west of
frberidan. 11. F Palmer. L. D., Sheridan.
Pleasant Prairie. No. lOO.-Meet every Satur
da evening, at Bratton school Hon-. Benton
precinct. B. DL Bailey. L. D.. Bratton P. O.
Tl-dfonl. No. lOO.-Meeta every Friday evening
at Ooal Tar frchool House, fear mile fcouth west
of Xemaha C4ty C. Tucker, L.Diemaha City.
Sheridan.No. lV.2.-Meets every Satnrdayeven
iBg. T.J.GeU.W.C.T Boot. Bryant, Sec Geo.
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ler. when and where It meet., names of presiding
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J a iil-up Caj) itdl,
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BUY AND SELL
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(Received pavaWeoB detaaad. and INTEREST at
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jDIiRHCTOnS.-Wm.T- Den. B. M. Bailey. 3-A.
.Haadtsr. Frank E. Johasoa, Lather Hoa0"
OOHX L. CAISSON,
A E.DAYTPOr?.Ces3-T. .. Presldeflt
jaMcNATTGHTON.AssLCashlcr. JACOB MAROHN,
can dealer in
FIPeEnrfprfrienca. Scotch and Fancy Cloths,
J?siG:A - R-ROWNVILIE. EEBBASKA, THURSDAY, MAT 9, 18T8.
Uluosk rauci u lub uuik.j i - - - i
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T L. HULBURD.
JU. ATTOR5ET AT X.ATC
And Jnstlce of the Peace. Office in Coart Hoese
Sullding. BrownvUle. Nefa. .
OTULL &, THOMAS.
O ATTOaXEfS JtT LAW.
OfSce. oser Theodore JII11 & Co.s store, Brewa-
OBice over J.I3IeGeeitSro'stor.BrowHvHle,
T H. BROADT,
rnev and Conngtlor at Law,
Attorney and Coirnscloratliatr.
Will irivediiiirent attention to anylealbasiBess
j entrusted to iiis care. OtSce in the Boy building.
Pljyslclan, Surgeon, Obstetrician.
Graduated in lail. locat-a in arowBTiueiwio.
Sixeial attejitlon onia to Obstetrios and diseases
ofWomen andCWttdren. Qee, 31&g3treet.
Q A. OSliORK.
O. ATTOUSEY AT I.ATV.
Office, No. 81 Matn t-eet. Brownvile, Neb.
T W. GIBSON,
BLACKSMITH AND HOUSE SHOER.
Work done to order and satisfaction spwranteed
First street, between Main and Atlantic, BrowB
rUl B00T AX1) SH0E 3IAKER t
CUSTOM WORK made to order, and Sts always
cuaranteed. Hepairiac neatly and promptly done.
Shop. No. 27 Main Xreet. BrowwvWe.Neb.
A B. MAP.SIT.
BROWNVILLE. - - EBRASKA.
CtttUng, or CuttlUK and Making, done to
order on short notice aMd at reasonable
price, Has had long experience and can
Shop in Alex. Robinson' old stand.
pH ARL.ES helmer,
HVE -A. 2S. E Zt.
Havlns bonght the eus
tom shop of A. Roblton.
I am prepared to do work
' of all kinds at
.09-Repalrin.r neatly and
Shop No. 82 Main Street,
JSSroien villc. JVcbraslcu.
WITCHEBLY k HAWKEES,
Hair Cutting and Shaving
1st door west First National Bank,
ZJLJZJkJLsS AJVX UUIS'C-FI
AT TtLL HOri?. -
FREaH AND CHEAP.
Oysters Cooked to Order.
Rossels Old stancl.
Mrs. Saralt Rauschliolb.
G00&, Sweet, Presn Meat
Always on haad, and satisfaction guar
antied to all easterners.
T. .A.. BATH
is now proprietor of the
and Is prepared to accomodate the
GOOD, FRESH. SWEET
Gautlemaaly and accommodating eWks
K-iU at all times be in attendance. Your
patronaee solicited. Remember the place
the old Paseoe shop, ilalu-bt..
Broicnvillc. - Jcbrasl:a.
B. B. OOLHAPP,
59 -Main Street,
Orders From Neighboring Towns
" r Operators. School Teachers.
At Gr&at 2Xerca&tilc College. Keokuk, Iowa
I -V - aW39JSSi
1 -dwMd? 3A vm
CnxTHAr. Fatx8,H.I., October 19, 1577.
DE. H. E. STEVENS :
It is a pleasure to jve mytestlnjonj-foryonrval-abte
medicine. I was sick for a lone time with
Jjrorxy, tinder ibe doctor's care. He said It was
Water between the Heart and Liver. I received
no benefit antll J. commenced tatmc me veettne
in fact I was growing worse. I have tried manr
remedies - they did not help me. veiretlne is the
medicine for Dropsy. I began to feel better after
taking a few bottles. 1 have taker, thirty bottles
ia alL I am perfectly welt, never felt better. No
one can feel more thankful than I do.
I am, dear sir, gratefully yours.
A. D. WHEELER.
VEGKT1NE. When the blood becomes lifeles"!
and stagnant, either from chance of weather or
climate, want of erercise. irregular diet, or from
any other cause, the VEGETINE will renew the
blood, carry off the putrid humors, cleanse the
stomach, regulate the bowels.and impart a tone of
vigor to the whole body.
For Sidney Complaint and
Isxesboro, Me., Dec. 23, 1S77.
H R. Stevens Esq i
Dear Sir. I had had a consh, for eighteen years,
when I commenced taking the Vesetine. I was
verv low . my svstem was debilitated by disease. I
had the Kidney "complaint, and was very nervous
conitfa bed. h-nps sore. When I had taken one bot
tle I foond it was helping me: it has helped my
coujrh. and it Krenptheos me. 1 am now able to do
my work. Never have found anything- like the
VeKetine. I know It Is every thin: it is recom
mended to be. Mrs. A. J. PENDLETON.
VEGETINE fc nourishing and strengthening;
Bariflesthebieoil; regalates the bowels; qaletsthe
aervons system : sct-s directly upon the secretions ;
nad aroases the whole system to action.
For Sick. Headaclic.
Evjlnsvilxe, Ikd., Jan. 31, 1873,
Lear Sir. I have used your Tegetlne for Sick
Headache, and been greatly benefited thereby. I
nave everr reason to believe It to be a good medi
cine, Yours verv respeccfolly.
Mas. JAMKS CONNER.
-Ill Third St.
JIEADA CHE. There are varloas causes for
headache, tm derangement of the circulating sys
tem, of the digestive organs, of the nervous sy-
tem.&c Veeetiae can be said to be a sure reasely
for the many kind of lte&d&clte. as it act directly
upon the various causes of this cotnplttta:. Ner
vtasefi6, ladieestion. Costireness. lthenmaUsat,
Neuraleia. Billioosness, Ac Try the Vegettae.
Voc will sever rugret it.
Da. Chas. M. Dcdden'havsex, Apothecary,
The doctor writes : I have a large aiiaiber of
good customers who tafre Yegetine, They all
speak well of it. I know It is a good medicine for
the compiauitB for which Jt is recommended.
Dec 7, 1877.
VEGETENE is a great panacea for our aged Sth
en and mothers ; lor K gives them strength. fjoieW
their nerves, and gives them Nature's sweet bleep,
Mr. H. "R. Stkvkxh. Esq :
Dear Sir, We have been celling your valuable
Vegetine lor three years, and we nad that It gives
perfect salMSaction. We believe it to be the beet
blood panller sow sold. Very respectfully.
Dk. J. E. BROWN & CO.. Draggfets.
Union town, Ky.
VEGETTNE has never foiled to efiect a enre. giv
ing toae and streagth to the system debilitated by
Tezetine is Sold by all Dniirsrists.
SSTABLISKSD IN 1858.
Williaio. H. ioover.
Does a general Real Estate Business. Sells
Lands on Commission, examines Titles,
makes Deeds, Mortgages, and all Instru
ments pertaining lo tne transfer of Real Es
tate. Has a
Complete Abstract of Titles
to all Real Estate In Nemaha County.
Transacts siren era I bni Ring business, sells
Drafts on all the principal cities of the
TJMTED STATES AM) EUEOPE
accommodations granted te
,STAT3, CG TJETTT & CITY
SOUOHIX -&JVD SOJLD.
K. E. GATES, : :
: : President.
: : : Cashier.
L. HO, DLUY . J. C. DETJSKR.
WM.H. HOOVER, C.il.KATJFPilAN.
W . W. HACKNEY. II. C. LETT,
3 "2"OTJ SSBU
Having purchased tne
" :ei, 3a x h: k" t ss
LIYEBT AID FEED ST1BLES
I wish to announce that I am prepared to
do a first class livery business.
OTur Dm nf yrDDiOiH
t Liu til liUll A vv
Hiij liiliii Ililli I
Yon think I love It? If this nerveless hand
Could gain Immortal strength this very
I'd sweep the hellish traffie from the land.
And crush Its blighting, maddening, night
mare power. '
Yea, now, with all -my latest, dying breath,
j I'll enrse the thing that drags me down to
Love It? I loathe It! Yet I drink and drink.
And hate my bondage with n loathy hate,
And hate myself as through the town I slink.
The pledge ! No. no ! Too late too late !
No pledge! I've tried it twice a tvaste of
Too late! There's no release for me but
It's bad enough to drink; but not to drink
Both suoh u train of ghastly horrors wako
As In one hour would leave me dead, I think.
Ah ! keep away, ye fiends, for pity's sake !
The very thought of them affeot by brain ;
ily end will be when they shall come again.
IiOve rum? I'd. love to hold my head up
And breathe God's air, a free and fearless
And look with undlmmed eyes on earth and
With steady nerve to do, and head to plan.
I'd love to grapple trials as they come
In manly fashion, brave-and strong. Love
If only I could come into some land
Where no drink Is. God knows how will
ingly I'd fight those dreadfnl torments of the
Thatclutch the soul of "him who would be
But marshal up those grizzly shape of woe
To fall again as twice uelore? "No, no !
Ah ! if I might have known how It would be
In those ohi eoliege days, so wild and gay,
When lirst I drank in youthful revelry !
How easy then to put the cup away J
A mother's hope and joy I was till then ;
Now see me trembling ha ! those eyes again.
Baek, Sery eyes, to hell, where you belong
Til drink ye down. What, blood? Drink
Help : help ! They come, a hideous, devilish
Back! get ye back! They'll toss ma in the
Long, crooked. hands are crawling in my
Is this the end? Ha, ha ! too late fer prayer!
THE EEIDS'S TRIAL.
It is strange whatdifferent estimates
people will put on a man's charac
ter, according to the eyes with which
they may view him. In the opinion
of some, Mr. Benjamin Benedict
not our hero exactly, but the next
thing to it, his uncle was a gentle
man, a sclrolar, and a philanthropist ;
to reason and decide, wondered tnat
such a monster was allowed to walk
the earth unchallenged. For old Ben
Benedict wa- just the sort of man to
provoke and please in alternations a
human March dav, with streaks of
sunshine and chilling gusts sand
wiched through his nature. People
who knew him liked him passing
well, but it sonietirups took a life-time
to know him as he realh was.
"You will be sure to like my uncle,
darling," said Hugh Benedict to his
young wife. "He is eccentric, bat he
Raohel did not answer, bat her blue
eyes were wistful and full of perplex
ity. Uncle Ben, whom she had nev
erseen, but of whom she had heard
much, was to her au inscrutable rid
dle, whom she feared more than she
was willing to acknowledge. For
Hugh's future depended to a certain
exteutupon Uncle Benedict, and with
Hugh's future her own was bound in
separably. She was a fair, fresh-looking girl,
with velvety cheeks, bronze-bright
hair, and features as correct and deli
cately cut as a cum so. Hugh was
quite certain that Uncle Ben could
not see her without loving her; but
these young husbands are not apt to
be impartial judges?
She was sitting in the firelight at
their lodgings, when the eld gentle
man first beheld her; and the only
warning she had of his presence she
saw reflected in Hugh's eyes.
".My dear, how do you do?" said
the old gentleman, kissing Rachel on
And she thought he was not so ter
rible after all!
He turned to Hugh when he had
thus unceremoniously made himself
acquainted with his new niece-iu-law.
"Well, young man, are you ready
to leave these lodgings and go to your
home?" he asked; for be it known
that the old gentleman had given
Hugh and Rachel a wedding present
of a new house, wherein they were to
"Quite sir," Hugh answered, cheer
ily. "Shall it be to-morrow?"
And Mr. Benedict sat down to
spend the evening and enjoy him
self. "Well, sir?" said Hugh, when his
uncle wa3 taking leave, and paused
on the front door-step to light a cigar.
"Well, sir?" said Uncle Benedict,
"How do you like her?" asked
"How can I tell?" demanded the
old gentleman, irritably. "She's
pretty to look at; so is a china doll,
or a white kitten! It isn't always
the prettiest calicoes that wash the
best. Good evening."
And Hugh Benedict, albeit he was
very fond of his uncle, did not know
whether to be vexed or not.
Early the next morning, however.
Uncle Ben made his appearance before
the young couple, breathfe3 and
Trunks packed, eh?"
"All but the last, one, uncle" and
Rachel lifted her pretty head out of
the tray, aa yoa may have seen a red
clover blossom rise up from beneath
a child's footstep.
"I'm going to take you down to
Bloomdale myself, my dear," said Un
cle Ben. "Hugh, I want you to go to
Canterbury with these letters. They
are of Importance. I'd go myself if I
were ten years younger ; but sudden
journeys den't agree with old bones
Hugh looked aghast at the proposal.
Rachel turned pale.
"Can not the business be postponed
sir?" said Hugh, hesitatingly.
"No, it can't!" replied Uncle Ben,
curtly. "If you don't want to go,
say so. .'I dare say I can find some
one else'to oblige me."
"Of course I shall go," said Hugh.
"But Rachel "
"I suppose I'm old enough to take
care of a little girl like that," said
Uncle Ben, in an aggrieved tone.
"You'll find us both in theDew res
idence, with the table laid for dinner
when -you come back to-morrow."
So there was nothing to do but for
Hugh to kiss his little bride a half
score of times and commission Uucle
Ben to take the best possible care of
her until he should return.
"Foolish children !" said Mr. Bene
dict, a3 he saw Rachel sobbing on
Hugh's shoulder. But there was a
cheery twinkle in his own keen gray
Poor little girl 1 the atmosphere haslnext morning
lost somewhat of its sparkle, and the
world looked less bright as she jour
neyed in Uncle Ben's barouch toward
her new home, with Uncle Benedict's
newspaper rattling by her side. As
the autumn twilight began to fall, her
thoughts became busy, as woman's
will, at times.
"Uncle," she said, turning sudden
ly toward the old gentleman, "what
sort of a house is it? Ours, I mean !''
"Wei'," said Uncle Ben, reflective
ly, "it's a cottage, I should say."
"A modern cottage?'
"Well, no; rather of the antique
order than otherwise."
"Ph l" cried Raohel, "I am glad.
I despise those new, stifT, formal
places, that look as if they were mere
ly to be admired, notjived in and an
joypil. Uncle, what are you laughing
"At your curiosity, my dear," re
plied the old gentleman.
tion," said Rachel, resolutely.
But she fully atoned for that depri
vation by sketching on the tables of
her own fancy an endless variety of
little Gothic structures, with bay-windows,
and trellises covered with
climbing mses and honey-suckles ;
while Uncle Benedict watched her
from behind the screen of his newspa
per, with the queerest expression on
his brown old face.
"I'm almost sorry I commenced the
thing," he said to himself. "If I
should be disappointed in her! But,
pooh I "it's the only way to find out if
she is worth my boy's love."
Presently the lumbering old chari
ot came to a staud-stil! ; but to Rach
el's surprise, in front of no fairy cot
cr Iow-eaved edifice surrounded by
verandas add flower parterres. A
tumble-down, unpaiuted farm-house
stood baek a little from the road, with
its shutters hanging loosely by one
himre, autf one or two scrubby lilac
bushes forlornly tossing their foliage
to the wind.
"How dreary it looks !' thought
Rachel, with a little shudder, as she
wondered whether the coachman had
meant t&stop there. But Uncle Ben
at once seized his carpet-bag and um
brella. "Come, my dear," he said to Rach
el. "Is this the place?" she asked,
"This is the place," Uncle Ben an
swered with a sudden aroxysm 01
coughing. -Gate's a little out of or-
der," as that useful mode of ingress J
became suddenly detached from its
sole remaining hinge and fell with a
crah to the ground, "but that's soon
set right with a screwdriver and a
half dozen screws."
Alas, poor Rachel ! What were her
sensations as she looked blankly
around the neglected, dismal spot
which was the sole realization of her
dreams! This the home Uncle Ben
had given them! And for an instant
our poor little heroine felt as if she
could repel the unwelcome gift and
tell Uncle Benjamin plainly that she
could not spend her daya in a hovel
But then came sober and second
thoughts. Uncle Benedict had meant
kindly; they were poor, and could
not afford to dispense with the mean
est of roofs over their heads. No, she
must gratefully accept the present in
tbe spirit in which it was given, and
check in the bud all her rebellious
and unamiable repinings.
"I told you it wa3 a cottage, yon
know," said Unele Ben, keenly scru
tinizing her face, as ibe- stood on th
doorstep waiting for the door to be
"Yea, I know," said Rachel, glanc
ing round with brightening eyes.
"That Is a very choice climbing rose
over the window, if it wa3 only prop- I
"It's rather lonesome," said Uncle
"I like the country." Rachel an
As she spoke, a slipshod old woman
appeared to let them in, and led the
way to the bestroom.agreen-curtain-
ed appartment, with a shabby carpet; J
that emitted far more smoke than ca
loric. "Smoky chimneys, eh?" said Un
"The draught seems to be poor,"
said Rachel; "but I dare say it can
"I hadn't any idea the ceiling3 were
so low,'" grumbled the old geutle
man. "It's partly the effect of the large
pattern of the wall-paper," said
Rachel with a glance at the red and
green monstrosities. "A narrow
striped patern will improve it."
"What queer little cupboards by the
sides of the mantel !" said Uncle Ben.
"Oh, they will be nice for our best
china," said Rachel.
'My dear," said the old gentleman,
"I believe you are determined to be
pleased. Do you really think you
shall like this place?"
"I shall like any place where Hugh
is!' said Rachel, brightly.
She went all over the house with
the old gentleman, planning improve
ments, and suggesting and contriv
ing, until he really began to think
she would make au Arcadia out of the
tumble-down old farm. And if she
shed a few tears on her pillow when
she went to rest under the eaves of
the roof, in an apnrtmcnt which must
have been built for Tom Thumb, Un
cle Ben Benedict never suspected it.
There was the chariot at the door
when Rachel rose from her breakfast
of bread and butter and coffee the
"Come, my lass," said the old gen
tleman, "I want to show you a place
further up the road, which has been
taken for a friend of mine."
The drive and the delicious Septem
ber air were like an invigorating ton
ic to our wearied little bride; and a
picture after the style of Watteau
awaited them, in the exquisite villa,
with its rose-clad bay-windows, and
picturesquely sloping roof. Rustic
chairs stood uuderthe bowing branch
es of the elms on the lawn, and a
marble cupid, holding up a carved
conch-shell, scattered bright rain into
a flower-bordered basin directly in
front of the gates.
"Oh, how beautiful !" cried Rachel.
"1 never saw such superb scarlet ger
aniums in my life ; and what a lovely
"You like the appearance?"
"Oh, yes ; 'lis beautiful."
"Come in my dear, and see bow
f-yu -Itec the interior," said the old
It was perfect, from the drawing
rooms, with their superb Brussels car
pets and exquisite silk hangings, to
the chambers.all in white and pink,
like the inside of a rose's heart, and
the fairy conservatory, stocked with
camelias, heliotrope, and rare fuchs
ias, at the south end of the house.
"It is like fatryl&nd ," cried Rachel
enthusiastically. "Do tell me, Unele
Ben, who is to live here?"
"Uncle Ben turned round and faced
"You, my dear!''
"And Hugh, of course ?"
"To be sure'.'.'
"But, uncle," gasped little Rachel,
quite overwhelmed by this unexpect
ed good luck, "the other house "
"That's only a little joke of mine!
This is the real home, and I give it to
3ou with all the more pleasure that
you were disposed to make the best of
the bad bargain you thoughtyou were
in for. My dear the contented mind
you possess is worth a thousand
And Rachel felt something warm
and wet upon her cheek, like u tear,
as the old gentleman stooped to kiss
When Hugh came home to find his
little wife upon the veranda, all wel
coming smiles to greet him, he ex
"Why, Uncle Ben, this is a perfect
"But none too good for the little
Jewell that inhabits it," Uncle Ben
And Hugh read in the tone that his
young wife had won the capricious
old gentleman's heart.
A California Yarn.
A "digger" from California, eulo
gizing the climate, says :
"There's a mountain there the
Sawyer Navady, they call it with a l
v&llej' on each side of it, the oner hot I
and t'other cold. Well, git on the top
of tbe mountain with a double bar
relled gun, and you can, without mov
ing, kill either summer or winter
game, just as you will."
"What! Have you ever tried It?"
"Tried it? Often and should have
done pretty well but for one thing."
"Well, what was that?"
"I Wanted a dog that wonld stand
both climates. The last dog I bad
froze off his tale while plnting' on the
summer side. He didn't get entirely
out of the winter side, you see." JEb
Providence has an Enoch Arden
case. Thirty-one years ago John
Thatcher. and Ellen Walley were
married in that city. Two yeara la
ter the gold fever broke out in Aus
tralia, and, leaviug his wife and one
child, Thatcher departed for that far
off country. For several years letters
passed between them, but the hus
band did not meet with the anticipa
ted success, and could not, or would
not," send money for the support of
his wife and child. Finally the let
ters ceased, and for many years no
tidings were received from him. In
the meantime AJrs Thatcher married
VOL. 22 If 0. 46.
Air. Corbett Stowell, who died
eicht months after. After a brief
widowhood she married Mr. James
Con well, who died at the end of seven
years. After an absence of nearly
thirty years Thatcher returned to this
country, and went to work at a mill
in Saco, Me., and thither his wife,
having, heard of hi3 whereabouts,
went and found him. Thatcher re
turned to Providence, and is now liv
ing with the wife of his youth.
Gamblers Early in the Feld.
During the last four years, by an
unanimous agreement of the execu
tive commltiee of tbe State Agricul
tural Society, I have excluded all
gambling and games of chance. from
the State fairgrounds. Yet each year
the number and prices offered for tbe
use of the fair grounds show that
these vampires must be meeting with
success somewhere. I have thus ear
ly before me, as superintendent of
State fair grounds, several letters and
circulars asking to rent for their hell
ish purposes. One offers $500, and
gives a list of fairs where he claims he
practiced his abominations last year,
and among them are the State fair at
Dayton, Ohio, and State fair at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, and five district and
county fairs in Illinois. But the cir
cular does not say one word about
how the good sense and moral indig
nation of the people at one of those
Illinois district fairs were so aroused
that all the officers of the fair were
Indicted and heavily fined, just as
they should be and likely will be in
the future. Another circular and let
ter wants to take the State Agricultu
ral society in as partner in its cut
throat depravity, and claims that it
usually clears from $1,200 to $5,000,
and one-half of this, the blood money
of the gambler, it will pay to the ag
ricultural society. In behalf of hu
manity, in behalf of Western farm
ers, let me appeal to fair managers to
exclude all gambling from their fair
grounds, and, on failure so to do,
may there be farmers or other persons
enouirh who have the moral courage
to follow the noble example set by Il
linois and preent tbem to the courts
for licensing or allowing gambling.
Another party offers $S00 for exclu
sive rights. It is a etain, a fraud, a
libel on agriculture, and let it be
wiped out. Ell Stilson,
Superintendent Wisconsin State Fair
The Geography of the 3Ioon-
We find the moon is a planet ac
companying our larger planet the
earth, on its journey round the sun.
Her diameter is about one quarter, her
surface about 2-20ths, her volume
about 2-29th, her mass about 2-163ds
of the earth's. She completes a jour
ney round the earth, regarded as at
rest, in about 27J days, travelling1 at a
mean distance of 257,820 miles; but
the lunar month, or the periods be
tween successive conjunctions of the
sun and moon, has an average length
of about 29J days. The moon's sur
face may be divided roughly into
raided part which are usually bright,
and great plains (not smooth) which
are darker, and in some cases very
dark. Over all the raised parts the
signs of former volcanio activity are
very marked, craters and ring moun
tains, mueh larger than any existing
on the earth, being found in great
numbers on the moon's surface.
iKmnllai rtiolop - nitmamna nf nn
JUitiCl VAU1.C:AS AiC UUU1C1UU3 lllSfc uu
ly in the raised parts, but over the
gray plains. Many. cracks and faults,
valleys, ravines and gorges, are also
numerous on the rugged surface of
or satellite. No water and very lit
tle air peem present on the moon,
though there are signs that seas for
merly existed there, and there is rea
son to believe that tbe lunar air was
once not very rare. Although all h,
not at rest in the moon, and certain
portions of her surface seem to have
undergone remarkable change, even
in recent times, there is nothing to
suggest that our satellite is at present
the abode of life.
The Colorado River (not oor'Texas
Colorado) is noted for "swirls," so
called. They occur everywhere, but
only at high stages of water. A bub
ble rises from the bottom and breaks
with a slight sound on the surface,
The water at the point begins a rotary
motion, so small that an inverted tea
cup might cover it
grows the circle till a surface of forty
feet in diameter is in motion, spin
ning round a funnel shaped hole in
the centre, two or three feet across at
the top, and coming to a point in tbe
depths below. Often a large tree
floating down tbe stream is caught
and its foremost end thrust up in the
air twenty or thirty feet, while the
other passes underneath the exposed
end to be slowly drawn down again,
aid to disappear. Three soldiers
deserters from Camp' Mohave pass
ing through the ravine in a skiff, Im
mediately below the fork, suffered
their craft to run into a swirl. One
of the crew, at the ifrst Intimation of
danger, threw himself overboard be
yond the charmed circle ; and as he
swam away, he tcrned his head and dom of heaven? I. Coc, vf., i, 3,
saw the boat spin round until, one I 0. Where was tbe ffrsfc tern-parable
end being drawn Into the vortex andi society held ? Jer. xxxv., 6S
the other upheaved in the air, it slow-1 7. What blessing did Ged prenotrnee
jy eanK, as it revolved into tne tnrotc .
bosom of the river, its human freight
to be seen no more; for the Colorado
River does not give up lt3 dead no
corpses lodge on its shores. IltutLt
vilic (Texot) Item,
OFFICIAL P APElV,0F THEC0BKT5:
A STjsferioirs Apparition Haunts a
Railroad Track. ,? ."
Special to The Inter Ocean.
Battlb Creek, Mich., April S. .
The wonderful apDaritfpn whienhaa
made its appearance upon the Chicago.
and Lake Huron Railroad, as report
ed in Thejnter Ocean to-day,, still re
mains a complete mystery, and many
theories are being advanced to no.
count for tbe singular phenomenon.
A well-known and reliable. farmer re-
siding near Olivet, who has witnessed
the remarkable demonstrations, waa.
in this city to-day, and corroborated
the statements which appeared ia tha
Inter Ocean concerning the mysteri
ous apparition. He says he has seen
the man in broad daylight, and .that
he had on a black salt oX clothes, and
a slouch hat, which was drawn down,
over his eyes. The old man has a. long
white beard, and appears to be abouS
00 years of age. When the farmer
approached him he would suddenly
disappear in the wood-pile, where he.
seemed to secrete himself except when
intruded on by any one. In the night
he always appears robed In white, and
when approached invariably vanishes
at the same place in the wood pile.
Such wonderful demonstrations from
a ghostly object so mysterious ;have.
never before been sees ia Ifeat vicini
ty, and the unexplained apparition
has produced great excitement in the.
ETils of Gossip M -
We have known a country society
which withered away lo nothing un
der the dry rot of gossip. Fiieafis'hips
once as firm as granite, dfssolvedeto.
jelly, and then ran away to water, on-.
j J "because of this; love thafrprbmised
1 a future as enduring as heaven and as
.stable as truth, evaporated into a
morning mist that turned ta n day 'a
long tears, only because of this:- a
father "and Eon were set foot' to
foot Jwith the fiery breath of anger
that would never cool again between:
them ; and a husband and bis young
wife, eael straining ai the heated
leash, which in the beginning had
been the golden bondage of a Gad
blessed love, sat mournfully by the
grave where all their love and all their
joy lay buried, and all because of this.
I have seen fuitb transformed to mean
doubt, joy give place to mean dlspair,
and charity take on itself the features
of black malevolence, because of the
small words of scandal, and tbe magic-
mntteriog3 of gossip. Great crimes
TworkWToCgs' a"nc ufeeprtrieeT2$e3rof
life spring from the larger passions ;
but woeful and most mournful are the
oncatalogued tragedies that issue
from gossip and detraction ; most
mournful the shipwreck often made
of noble natures and lovely lives by
the bitter winds and dead salt watera
of slander. So easy to say, yet so'bard
to disprove throwing on the inno
cent all the burden and the strain of
demonstrating their Innocence, and
punishing them as guilty if unable to
pluck out the stings they cannot see,
and to silence words they never hear
gossip aud slander are the deadliest
and cruelest weapons man has ever
forged for his brother's heart.
Depravity or Literary Hfea.
Literary men have often showed
very base conditions of nature. Eu
gene Aram, for instance, was tbe best
linguist of his day in Great Britain,
but be was hanged for murdar atdso
was Professor Wefe9ter ef Harvard
College. Huioff, who was- hanged at
Binghampton, 2". Y., ia also said to
have been a scholar. John Bonner,
too, must not be overlooked. He io
an author, and has been an editor.
He wrote a "Child's History" of some
thing, thus bringing down his miad
to the level of youth, but when he fee
igau to jiearu was no Kogvr DBUS sr
work. But we now refer to the resent
instance of mutilation of books in tbe
Astor library. It is certainly aa ao
j of depravity to destroy volumes to
I which one has access as a favsr. ail
to which are added all the conveai&
j ces of a reading room. This, howev
er, is- a very frequent oceorrerK ai
the Astor, aud a wrefceh wss-reeeaUy
1 arrested in tbe act. The vnlumaihwa
mutilated was a Freneh periodical
I and the explanation of tha deed is
found in tbe fact that a certain eiass
of Bohemians translate tale from
fche French whieh they setl t
I the the periodical as original, aad
the mutilation being done to ee&Goai
the triek. Some time o a trJ-
tion of this kind was don aaamnan.
ied by extended mutilation doae fer
concealment. The tale was 20 Jd to s
prominent publisher, and the triek
was not discovered until after pubH
oation. Sueh is one aspect of 8b 9 Mt-
erary depravity of the dav.
.Take Down YonrUifilar
And hunt up tbe following:
1. Who was tbe first drunkard t
Gen. ix., 20, 21.
2. Who took tbe first temperaaaer
pledge? SnAnea xiif., 13, Ml
3. Who first pledged hitaeoif ?' Daa
iel L, 8.
4. Who was any wisor iiray T
Daniel K, 35, 20.
5. Can a drunkard rahrifctkakr&'-'
upon tne a rat temderaa-ae aoolatrt
Jer. xxxv., IS, 1.
S. Is temperance a vdcelr
3. Whta 13 If a rfeit? :ELi2&s3te
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