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WOODSTOCK, VA?, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER, 23,1878.
SHFuNASDAOH HER ?
I? rClUllIIt WKIILT Bl
tHENANDOAH HERALD PUBUSHIN
?W 8ebseri| tioo, (Two Dollar, year per payable
ia ?ira,ce. If not paid in adrante, Twa Dallare
ad Fifty Cent? will ba charged,
all e?orum?ni;*?tion? of a private natura ?Ut be
efearged far a? a advertising.
All kind, of Job Work done at short notice and
atthamoit reasoiiaKe rate?.
\ i.. WYNKOOP,
?TTO B N E Y AT L A W,
Olflc? on Main Street Oppoiit? ?hi Court Houae.
Wt'.l practice In the court? of Sfcen?ndoah ?nd
adjacent com -,
HT" Mpecial attention given to tba collection of
Imtmtt ?nd ail legal bualneu entrusted to hi? care.
Wut.this >fr. J.irmoy on Thnr?l?y, Friday
an 1 Saturday, before th? .'nd Tuesday of each
month, at Dr. L H. Jordan^ Pri? Slora.
Hon? Wal ros. M. L. Waltos
\XfALTOX k WALTOH,
ATTOBVKTS AT LAW
BSTVOSH w \i.ton al?-? mette?? ta th? Conn
? ? ' l'?Re, W?rrcr. ?nrt Rm-ki?.gitan.
Having onallSed in th? Dlatrkt and Clrcnit
? f tue ['tilted States, in Virgin!?. Ile le
?rer?re.t to proaecute claim? ,n s&id t'ourt?.
31v:ngsp??cial attention to cases in Hankrnrtcy.
ALLEN & MAGRUDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
8HENANDOAH COUNTY. VA.
IAS. H. WILLIAMS, J. ... ? MAM?.
WM. T. WILLIAMS.
MTII-LUM* * DKOTHER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
TT?ct!c? In the Court? of Sbenandoah. Rocking
h?rs, Page, Frederick and arren t'ountle? ; ?leo
athaCoTtrta of Appe?'.? of Ttrglnta and in the
B. S. DUtrtct 0 -?
Brverial attention glrea to ?he eoHecton of
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(?"Will ?rart'.ce la all the conrt?:.
J?r.n?rr, 1 ST*?
ILLIAMS ft OR.?.BI Lb,
fire issciiasce agents.
W e ?r? prfr?f?d to Iainre ptOfWtj in th? Tlr
r ? Flr?and HarbM Inaoran-e C rmpaDy, and
? be Lynehbr-.rg Ranking an4 tusnranco C'orapany.
Bath ?re flrst class cotapanlw and loaur? at the
??"?i ; r-ralua?.
BORGE R. OALVERT,
ATTORN Y AT LAW,
N'sw Msitxn, Va.
? : rr?-"-s li tba Clrc-ni! Corirt of ?henat?5o?h
? ?aS la til the Courts of R-?cktngh?m and
. M* ?'".nntlea.
1 hate mala an arraniercent with Meaar?. Walton
k ?'-.o?. AttOTl -ya-at-la?, by which ?tiy matter
IbnWness ?t WoaAlSoetl wl.l r?c?tv? attention
?? > ? Mditien?! caarfe? to roy client?.
I fc?T? DM? th? ?at? ?rraagament with proml
a?f?t lawyer, m R"c>i???<ani and Pat?, Counties.
<JC ??? Nett fle-a? U ?????! Solear ? Co>. t?tore.
yALLEY CENTRAL HOTEL,
Ktirly oppotitt e P'pot.
?DITBl'HO, V T R ?S I N I A .
JOS. F. HOLTZMAN, ? Proprietor.
Tit? ?HH is .-^-Tirolert:? !oe?'?fl ?nd plp?sant
ly mttiated. Pearler? by ?b? moath at reduced
r,?M. Trar?:?rt rMtrrnaf* by the meal,day or
week wl': ba lM?omav>4t**a4 at raaannah.e rate?.
Siee'Jeat B-alpBW aal I.itreetana springs near
R A- MARTIN.
>sjp?BCtf?lHj Informs the public that
ha ha? re?nrn??1 the practice of his pro
fwtslon trdsrs left at the store of P. J.
Fravsl. in Wsodstock, will receive pro
?stpt attention j
flUBICS MAS8109 nor?E.
VT ALEXASIir.IA, VA
; AMES iT:r.ET,.raonnrron.
Isa rat-ela?? hotel, ta ?*?*> respect. The citl
s?ra ?f ; be va.ley, having busines in Alexandria or
WaeY.ngt n, and traveler?a?..lng ^orlh ocSesataj,
> Bad tv a ?n ag?aa?hla reettn? piare onthe
reata, aalt d-.es notrKjr.tr? the early ?t?rt by
tevsra! ?.--??s If w Washington or Baltimore.
Oars and St< emb?ate leave Ai-*andr:e f< i Wa?h
fnat?? and return every hoat from 6 \. M. t o 7i<
r. M. JanT?tf
r ?? hi*ey,
CABINET MAKEB AND
I??p? canstar'ly on raad and for aal? at lowest
?th pl-es, Fr/RNITCRE OP EVERT DE9CRU'
?e has an hand an assortment of i.onrires,
Chairs, Bnreena, Bedsteads, Safe?, Ward?
robes, Wasaster.da. TaM?e, Writing
Beaks and will alwaya have
Be wii'. h? pr?2trt to f arnish coffln? at short notice.
kW K . work warranted for a reasonable time, mt
ie'v 3??tf. Kdlnburg, Va.
?TAVE rear.mud my old trade, and ofler
mv servicia to my old friend
K-.W GUN'S ALWAYS ON HAND
Repairing ???.t.lT and erpedie?tly dane
Ail kw.da ot material furnished, such ?a Bar?
ata ??anting?, Latein, Trifffers, Ac.
t?rCa?h and Produce f>r work.
M RrnnialB.AKGF, R
?aar SI. 1ST?.?It
ITTiLSON'S no TEL.
\f WOODSTOCK v?.
Bniarged and Greatly improved
Inoronacil Demnnil? of Pnhllc
fhi? h?t?l hi? tb$0B rUCfUl* improved by
th? ereetio? of a hrick ad iition to th? main
? ?| which will give coneiderably more
eaaia, at i afford a'nple accommodation for
th? traveliag ?riblir.
THi TAB?.1 will be well ?applied at all
time? with the beet the market aff>H*. and
a? faits ?hall be a pared 10 satitfy th? waata
? . -*? in this department.
T:IR 1AR will hestorke? with the beat
Li?,?er?\ A full ?apply of Wilson? pure
Rye whiaky, (the oily home-made whieky
B M it the eouaty,)ean he fonnd by those
?iehitf a pare article for nediral parpeeea.
Jarera atteidiag court will be boarded
fer their feea per diem, and their certificatee
tat*a in paymeat if desired,
v Charges .^l9?e??,*. A call reapectfully
May 1 t
SAW & PLAINS MILL.
DreMed Flooriag, weather Boarding of ?ver
description. Plastering Latb?, and all kinda of
dreaaed lumber used in bnildin?, will be furnUhed
by the und?r?igned at ?-eaaonab.e price?.
My chopping mil! !? in good order ?nd other
grata crashed or ground
Coffin? will be furnished at short tiotic? aud at
Lumber delivered oa th? carl at woodatock.
]%iiU~-n*o. Waadtf ?? k.;Y
COUNTY JIT DO. S,.
0. R. Calvert, - - ? ?aw atarke!
H. H. Riddleberger, .... Woodcock
CUBS OY THK COVKTS.
Georg?. W M ?ley, .... Woodetock
Wiu. II. Rice, .... Sew Market
Ge?. W.Win le,
T. J. Burke,
lohn E. Rice,
D. r. Splker,
Georg? W. Ko?atz,
COMMlS?IONEH? 01' REVENUE.
) Geo J. Grandit?",
i Christian Miller,
William Tuinger, - ? ? ? Mt. Jackaon.
SI TERINTKNUKKT OF t'OOR.
J. B. ?baffler,
?i >??ph Uh "tes,
R. M Latiti,
R. C. Bowmau, ?
M t. Olive.
I Dr. R, (Jravea, ? M?ur?rtow?.
S. V. R. Clower,
S. M. Lanti,
C. E. Rice,
D? S. Henkel,
Geo. R. Calvert,
1?. F. K?gey,
Jo?. T. Kronl,
Geo. A Hupp,
. W. Magrudsr
Goo. M. Borum
Henry Ji ncing?,
Jo?. !.. Miley,
L?r ti? s Mill,
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
D,rt? Hist_Dr. G. A. Brown, Obed Funk and
Jno. H. tearr.
8to>?w4ll.?J. n. Grablll,|Eli Cofielt, Bnowd??
Johhsto*.?J H. Bodefler, Martin Stricklar,
Levi H. Culler?.
MADisos.-Baraocl C, Campbell Jame* J.
Coffman, ??mue; Rinker.
Aibbt ??Sanil. H?inm?n, S?mu?l Elngree, Jacol?
L??.?t. Whl?e WiHl?m?on D. P. Zirk!?,J?hn M.
D. H. Gochenonr,
P. H. Grandstaff,
l'ho?. J. Bnrke.
SUPERINTENDENT OK SCHOOLS.
J. H. Gr?bUJ, ? ? - Woodstock,
Davm,?a. A. BrowD, Harrlsen White, inc. B
Si. ???WALL.?Joa. Doll, B. P. Sptker, Jacob
?lonsso?.?E. B. ?haver, Daniel Bowman, Silas
Madisow,?Joa. Comer, Philip Bowera, Samuel
AsnnT.?Joseph Perry, A. J. Myers, H. IT. Cofl.
Ltt.?O. M. Tidier, J- H. Kagey, Mark Thomae.
Cornellona lTeckinan - ? Mt. Olive,
?loaeph Me?hte, - - - Sauenerllle.
Abraham Moee - ? - Kdith
?ami. C. Smacker ? ? ? Columbia T-\
Isaac Bowman, - ? - Hamburg.
Mark Thomee, .... Forestvllle.
SIIKNANseOAH COURT! BANK.
Mosea Walton, ? ? President,
Qeorge M. Bornm, ... Cashier.
J. W. Magruder, ? Aast. Cashier.
NEW MARKET BANK.
David P. Kagey, ..... Cashier.
COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY.
Citcrrr CorRl.?P. W, Hafrnder, E. E. Stick
ley, I. Hite Bird, E. ?. Newman.
Cor??? CorR?.?P. w. Magruder E. E Stick
ley, L. Trlplett. Jr.
COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS.
P. W. Magroder ? ? ? Weadstock V
NFW MARKET, VA.
Mrs. S. I?oi/teman, Prop rietres.
Having fnllp re?rte? and repaired thla wel
known Hotel It I? now open fo? the reception o
Cuesta end bowrdeto. New Market la eurroon?ed
y ? number of eacallent ?P'lnge?among whlcl
?re Kniyhtrr. Charyheat?, Tree, Stone, Ac,?ea?;
Of eeeeae,e?S arreated amid the most beautifu
and plctnisseus ?rwry?Peranns in the cltiaa de
strtnff af?w waakaof eoontry atr, with quiet rom
fort, at rsawonakietalwa, will be accommodated.
The table will bee? especial care ; the Bar enp
plied ?rlth choice llijnor?, and the Stables providei
with best of provender.
OLD DRU! STORE,
established about 11*3 by Dr. John 0. ISchmlt
B. BOHMITT. * - Proprietor
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
PERFUMERY, SOAPS, BRUSHES.
Stntionery, etc., etc.
CANBT, NUTS, PTlUITAo.
iBsT" As cheap as the cheapest, "^1
Purity and Reliability
of goad? ?lway? gn?rr?nteed Prescriptions care?
fully compounded at all hour?.
BARBOR k HAMILTON,
Lonialana Avenue W?slilngtaa, D.O.
| We have connected with our Wholesale Grocery
and Liquor Busines?
A COMMISSION DEPARTMENT
UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF
A. E PHILLIPS,
for th? ?ale of Flour. Grain, Hay, Lumber Eggs,
Butter, Cheese, Potato?*, Poultry. 1b fact, afl kind?
of Country Produc?.
All consignments will re?oive our beat attention
and prompt returns made for tt.e ?ame.
Mr. I?. F. INOX, formerly of Alexandria, Va.,
will fi.-chis persaaal attention to the Virginia
?nd Marylsnd trade. Re?pectfuUy,
Apr. ll-lfr. ?ARBOUR k .l-.*JVSOJI
TIR IB? rus? i ?ILL.
Us k! a still snail voloe la heard
Gently apeaklng from above;
Tla the great Red?errer's word,
'1 is the asessaga ef His love.
Hear tb? call to yon ?dilre?sed,
T?who wo?ld b? iruiy blaaecd. ",
Thaaa wbe, with devoted miad,
Seek In early life My face,
Shall My laetlag favor find
And enjoy My rlcheet grace.
Early, then, while yet I wait.
Seek Me. er? It be to? 1st?.
I.arfl, w? c?bs?, wllh?nt delay
We wen Id lov? an? s??k Thee ?has;
Jssu?, bow thy 'love display,
i'avlag, guldlavg, bl??aing as I
May w? ?well with The? abov?
Xv?r happy in thv lev?.
THE TWIR BRACELETS.
'I will not threaten you, H?ten !
Tear? ago I ?nade ?y will, aid you will
be my heir. I will not alter one line of
that document, because I will not brio?
you to do my will, or eren to be an hon?
orable man. You may aBarry whom
you will, may defy my wishe? in every
way. and loso my lore and respect, but
the money will still be yours.'
The quick, indignant flush ?in Hilton
Graeme's face, th? sudden erectnesB of
hi? figure, told that hi? uncls had well
calculated the ?fleet of his words.
Truly, with his frank, brown ?yes,his
sensaliTO mouth, hi? broad white brow,
he looked little like a man to bo bribed,
but it was as easy to read that he could
be ruled by his aflections.
When ho ?poke his voice was low and
his tone pleading.
'Do you mean, uncle Georro, that I
shall lose your lore and respect if I Bar?
ry Ada Willet?'
?Or any other wsraan that is absolute?
ly nobody. What do you ksow of her?'
'Only that ?he is the lST?lie?t,noble?t
woman I eyer ?aw. If you knew her
you whould lofe her.'
?Tes?yes; but I mean, what do y?u
know oi her family.
'Only what ?he told me herself, that
her mother died of poverty, after strug?
gling to support herself by her needle.
I They were miserably pSor for a long
time, and then Mr?. Willet began to
give work to Ada's mother. Whes she
died Urs. Willet took Ada to her own
home, and after giving her every advan?
tage her owa child could have enjoyed,
?What waw her own name V
'Bah!' ?aid Mr. Hilton, with every
expression of deep disguat. ' Well,mar?
ry her if you will-Toir prcseat allow?
ance shall be doubled, but yon need not
bring her here,'and with a sudden fierce?
ness he added. I want uo woman here,
to remind me of a past I hoped I had
Never, in all his recollection sf his
grave quiet uncle had Hilton seen him
?o moved. His voice was sharp with
the pan? sf some suddea memory, his
eye? flashed, and his whole frame trem?
bled with emotion.
'You are a maa now,' he ?aid,with stis
sf those stranjo impulses to con?denco
that oftea seize the most reservod men,
'a man seeking a wife. I will tell jou
what ims never bofore passed say lips to
any living being. I have a wifs, oorue
whsre, and a child, it maybe.'
Uttsr astonishment kept Hiltsn si?
'It is all my own fault,' Mr. Hiltsn
continued, 'that I am a lonely, misera?
ble mas iubtckd of a happy husband and
father. Twenty yssrs ?go. when I was
past forty years sld, I fell is love,
'Fell in love for I was fairly insane
over Myra Delano when I had seen her
tbres times. I courted her with eager
attention, rich presents, flattery, every
fascination I could command. I was
not unattractive man at forty. I had
traveled extensively, had been a close
student, was emphatically a society
man, a successful lawyer, and comman?
ding large wealth. Mjra was twenty
five, superbly handsome, accomplished
'I thought she loved me. I thought
there was only trust and devotion in the
ove-light of her largo blue eyes, ts?
varying coloring upon her check. We
were married, traveled two years on the
continent, and then rctured here to thif
house, and opened its doors to society.
Our child was nearly a year old when
we came home, and what love I could
spare from Myra I gave to baby Anna,
i 'We were very popular, being hospit?
able and generous, gathering around us
refined people, and both exerting our?
selves to th? utmost for the pleasure of
our guests. But while we were travel?
ing, all in all to each other, there was
sleeping in ssy heart a demon who stir?
red to lifo when wc returned.
Strong as my love I found my jeal?
ousy. I was an idiot?a mad, jealous
idiot?for I stung a proud, sensative
woman to contempt of my opinion, de
lance of my unworthy suspicions. Now
I can see that Myra was but filling her
proper place in society as hostess or
guest; tut then, blinded by jealousy,
I grudged any other mas a pleasant look
or chcory word. I cannot tell you now
of every scene that turned hor love for
me to fear and dislike. She became pale
and miserable, often sullen and deflnat.
Finally she left met'
'Left you f?
'I came home on? sfteraoon, altor
conducting an intricato criminal Jesse,
and tound a note on my table,telling me
Myra could uo longer endure the life of
constant quarreliag snd reproach. Sho
had taken her child, asd would never
return to me.'
'Did ?he not go to her relatives?'
'She had but few. Her father died
while we were abroad, and having been
considered a rich man, was found to
have left less than his fnueral expenses.
She had an aunt and some cousins, to all
of whom I went, but wbo denied all
knowledge of her, After searching with
the eagerness of penctence deep and sin?
cere, and love most profound, I linnllr
advertised, and even ??ployed privat?
police investigation. It was all in vai
?ever found wife or child.'
'Y?t you think they live ?'
?I cannot tell. I remained here
five years, and then, as you kaow.vi
to ?ee my ouly sistcr.dyinc; in consul
'And to become my second father
?Yes, my boy. I found you, my
tlo namesake, a sobbing boy of twel
heart-brokeu over your mother's illn
and death. You kaow the rest of
lile-history. I retired from the pun
of my profession,traveled with you,mi
yon my interest in life ! You filled
empty house and heart, for I loved y
Hilton, as dearly as I loved my b:
daughter wkose childhood is a clos
scaled book to une.'
'But now, Uncle George, cannotb
be done now?'
'We have both been in London tin
\Sars, and every month there has be
an advertisement only Myra would i
derstand in the leading papers. 11m
never had one line of answer. No, i
boy, it is hopeleis now ! If in the I
ture yon ever know of tiy wife or chi
I trast her to your care and genero
It seemed as if, in the excitement
his recital, Mr. Hilton had imm?diat?
He rose from his seat, anl opening
cabinet is the room, brought back
?mall box. It contained a bracelet
hair with an inexpensive clasp and
'tThen we were in Paris,' he ?ai
'I had this bracelet made of Myra's hs
and mine woven tog?i her; ?he has tl
companion one. This tiny coil of go
in the clasp was cut from the baby
head, our little darling, then thr?
month? old. It must have been son
lingering lov? that made Myra ?till kee
the bracelet like this which ?he woi
constantly. What 1? the matter, Hil
ton i You arc as while as death.'
'Is yonr wife's picture in the lock
'Yes. You see how beautiful sh
'I see more thaa that,' ?aid Hilton
'and yet I dare not tell you what
hope. Will you giyc me oae little hour
to see if?
'Only one hour?I will Se bac?
'Slop! Mr. Hilton crifcd, shaking with
But his nephew was gone. Hoping,
fearing, not knowing what to hope or
fear, Mr. Hilton watched the clock, till
i the hour should be over.
Ha walked up and down he tried ta
I read,he lived over again that past.whose
I remorscdful memories had been ?o viv?
With Myra's picture before him, hi
tkought again of that wild fierce Ioti
that bad been his happiness and hi
'Why was I not calm, reasonable a<
became my years and position P h<
asked himself, bitterly; 'why did I give
a boy's love to a woman who had lirec
in society and respected all its require?
ments ? 1 lived an ideal life?Myra the
actual one around us. Where is Hilton!
What can he know? What has hed?a?
cov? 1 ? Only three minutes gone, and
it seems a day since lie was here.'
list even before the hour was over
In his eagerness to qucaton luni. Mr.
Hilton did not notic? that he came
through the drawing-room to the library
where he waited, leaving the door a
'Where have you been}'' Mr. Hilton
'To procure this?' Hilton answered,
I gravely, placing in his uncle's hand the
duplicate of the Oracelet upon the table.
The same braid of sunny brown hail
with here and there some of raYen blac
streaked with gray ; the same sma
clasp with a wee coil of baby curl und<
the glass; the same lettering, too?Myr
and George twiued together with fan
tactic scrolls and twists. For severa
momeuts there was deep silence. Th
old man could not speak, and the youn
man that the child Mrs. VYillet rescue
from poverty, and adopted for her ewi
is my cousin, and your daughter ?'
'Smith was the name her motht
thought most probably would best con
coal her identity, and Ada was the nam?
of Mr?. Willat's only child, who died it
'But have you not brought her to mc?
asked Mr. Hinten, with almost a sob it
his voice. And as he spoke, the dooi
Hilton had left ajar opened, and acros?
the threshold stepped a tall, beau.iful
girl, with sunny brown hair, and large
blue eyes, who waited timidly until her
father came quickly to meet her.
'Anna'.'he said, softly. 'Can this b?
my baby?my wee daughter ! It must
be, for it is my Myra. who has not grown
old and grey, as 1 have, but lives in
perpetual youth. My child, I once
wronged your mothe r,but have sorrowed
and repented for that wrong. Can vou
The tears were falling fast from Ann?
nilton'? eyes, and her voice wa? trem.
bling with sobs as she said:
'My dear father!'
That was all; a? George Hilton
folded his child in his aims, he knew
that he was forgiven, and for him at
last ther? might be liappinet* in making
Good Mrs. Willet mourned and re?
joiced at ouce over her loss and her
could not break in upon what ho !?lt to
be a sac ted emotion. At last, lifting
his head, George Hilton asked:
'Docs Myra live? Can she forvhs
'It is years since she died,' II Ron
answered, 'but, surely, in heaven Boo
ha? forgiven you. She never sj.sk? of
you to your child but in words of re?
spect and ?flection, though she always
spoko of you as dead.'
'My chile I You know my child ?'
'I know and love her. Do you not
guess, Uncle George, where I saw that
bracelet whose duplicate IJ recognized
at once, whose face is a living copy of
the one in your locket? Must I tell you
adopted daughter's good fortune, but
consoled herself with the thought that
Ada must have left h?r tobe Hilton's
wife, and after all, they would still be
Hut she would not give her Dp until
after a mosl brilliant wedding, and
George Hilton only welcomed his
daughter to her home when he also
gave tender greeting to Hilton's wife.
1 Itch 9sd on Elehei.
The following story is told of Jocob
Ridgeway,a wealthy citizen of Philadel?
phia, who died many years ago leaving!
a fortune offiv? or six million dollars, j
?Mr. Ridgeway,' said a young man !
with whom th? millionaire was conver?
sing, 'you are to be envied more than
any gentleman 1 know.'
'Why sj?' responded Mr. Ridgeway;
'I am not aware of any cause for which
I should be particularly envied/
'Why, sir?' exclaimed the youngmau
iu astonishment. 'Just think of the
thousands that your income brings you
?Well, what of that?' replied Mr. R.
'All? get out of it is my victsals an?!
clothes, snd I can't eat more than
ons man'? a llowance or wear more
than one suit of clothes at the name
time. Pray can't you do as much ?'
'But,' said the youth, 'think of the
hundreds of fine houa?s you own,and oi
the rental they bring you.'
'What better am I oil for all that*'
replied the rich man. I can only live in
on? house at a time; and as fir money I
receive for rents, why, I can't cat or
wear it; I can only use it to buy other
houses for others to livo in. They are
the beneficiaries, not I.'
'But you can buy costly furniture anil
pictures, and in? carriages and h
in fact anything you may desir?.'
'And after I hare bought tiem.' re?
sponded Mr. Rklgeway, 'what then ? I
can only look at the furniture and pic?
tures. I can ride no easier in a fine car
than you can in an omnibus for five
cents, with tke trouble of attending to
drivers, foot-men and hostlers; and ai
to anything I desire, I tell yon, young
man, the le?n we desire in this world,
the better and happier we shall he. All
my wealth canuot purehase exemption
from sickness nad pain; cannot procure
the power to keep afar off the hand of
death: and what will it avail when in a
few short years at most 1 leave it all
forever? Youugman, yon have nocaas?
to enty me.'
Crernsatti and Hi?late ?enet.
The existing u'reenb?ck, it mav bi
claimed, is worth as much as a nation*
bank not? of corresponding denomina?
tion, but It i? to bo answered that the
greenback, as it exists, does not pre?
tend to be "absolute money." It is a
promice of the United States to pay
money, and there is no sane financial
man who does not know that it is a
promis? to pay coin, or something that
directly represents coin. A greenback
is good, and ouly good, bccau?e the
country accepts it as a pledge of gold or
silver. The precious metals hav? been
accepted, the World over, as the bssit
of currency, and when men talk about
money they invariably talk about that
which has its basis in coined metals.
A paper dollar alwajs represents a gold
or a ?i'.ver dollar. Throughout the long
period during which specie payments
i have been ?usuended in the United
States, the value of bank-n?tes ami I
greenbacks has been sustained by tb
faith tii.M ultimately?soonor or later
every dollar would be redeem or redcen
able in coin. There was a time srbc
it took two dollars in paper to buy m
in gold,and the gap b?twcen thatprrio
and this has gradually been closed, a
the certainty has increased that the pre
mi?c upon the face of the paper dolls
would be redeemed. If the greenbac
were to be changed to-day, so that i
would bear no such pledge, it would be
come very cheap money indeed. I
wculd hardly be worth the paper it i
There is no power on earth that cni
legislate value into paper. II papel
flojs not rcprc scut valr.e, it is good foi
nothiing, ami no government can makf
it good for anything. The question oi
cheap money, for the benefit of the la?
borer, f?r instance, is "as broad as it i
lorjg." If money is good for anything,
it will have to be paid for in labor. The
markst? of the world settle the values
?f merchandise. We may legislate that
erery bushel el wheat shall be worth
? ve dollars,but our legislation will have
not the slightest effect upon tho price.
Wheat is wheat the world orer, and
the price is regulated by the creat law
of dcraantl and supply. Money is mon
ey the world over, and money is gold
and silver the world over, and every at
tide that a man possesses and has foi
sale will be regulated in its price by thf
relation which it bears to some gold
unit in the markets ofthe world. Mon?
ey cannot be so made that a man can
get something for nothing. It caunol
be so made that he can get it for less
th?n the market prLe in labor. The
idea that it can be ho made i? a delus?
ion and a snare of the devil, or dema?
gogue, who|is his most obedient MITROt.
?Scribncr for November
That was an unfortunate, fatal song
they started some years ago. 'Tramp,
tramp, tramp, the boy? arc maching.'
they sang, and there has been noeud of
I tramps over sincf,
1 Leiter fro? Che Rev. J. Sven Done
Omaha AoBKCY, Neb.
Aug. 19. '7
It is too warm this atternec
to do Slight in the shape of work, ?o
?hall try to keep e*ol by giving yo
?ome accountof the people among irboi
we are hyim?. The Omaha reservatk
is in Blackbird Co.. Nebraska, 2G mili
north of Takanea, the prc-cnt t.-rmini
of the Omaha and Northwestern B. U
Two tribes are living on the reserv
both being under the control of ti.
Society of Friends; the Omaha? an
the Wiuueba^oe?. The Omahas ai
closely related to the Pookas, the latu
being an oflahoot of the former. Hot
speak the same boguage and have ei
pressed a desire to live together ag til
That desire took the form of a regula
petition to the Indian Department
signed oj all the chiefs of b 11 tribes an
by my informant Barclay White, the:
Superintendent of Indian attain i
Nebraska, why tliat petition Wa? 00
granted is to me a mystery.but do doub
some of our statesmen could solve it. 1
great wrong was committed by th
forciblo removal of the former tribe ti
the lidian Territory to make room fo
hostile Br?les. In consequence of thi
action the Uinahas desire to have nolb
log to do with soldiers, and have oc?
casional fears of similar treatment
Although they as well as the Ponkas
bare not been hostile but farming in
dian?. The Omahas have a traditlOi
i that many year? ago they lived will
I other Indians on the Ohio rirer. Thei
: moved Westward until thev came to till
Mississippi. There the Indians d
part moved up stream ; encamped oi
the site of St. Louis ami became knowt
as W-nsa-ha,?up stream people. Tin
others were known as the d
people, (:u Omaha W-_t-!,.i) now calle?
Early historian? tel. of a powerful
coafoderalion which once lived on tin
Ohio, and gave their name to thai
stream, the A-kau-sa (whence Arkan?
sas). The Omahas are noted for thcli
honesty and industry. Mr. Rob!,
I Ashlej and wife have known the tribe
for more th jre ?. :
: that twelve tears ago not nil Omaha
cultivated much heaidea com, and the
| work was done by tl.e women (H
; But since 1868 they have been grow
' ing wheat, and other si^ns of impreve
' mentare now manifest. In 1877, al
though the gnssboppsra were bad, thej
managed to save 15000 bnsbela ?:' wl sai
and this year as doubled the amount ol
I land wa? cultivated, the lowest yield
; should have been 30000 bushels, averag?
ing SO bushels to the acre. IM swing
to season and the delay :u obtaining a
' Boflcient supply of reapers (not the
! acanta fault however), th re will boa
loss of more than 10,000 bushels. Last
year they sold the agent half of hi?
?apply of seed wheat. They
onions. WRtermelSD?, potatoes and
various kind? oi vegetables and ksep
their fields clMr of weeds. Strange to
?ay t'ie Omahaa have a sort
of msnttpolv as markel ,
being the only person* who furn:
supplica for the m trket at Dccatur.
Approaching the reservation from the
soutli in a few mon iftei
Di'catur we came to the farm of 'dr.
Ilniry Fontenelle, a half raste O
Mr. Pootenelle is a gentleman who la
well known to ihe citizens of Ibis sec?
tion of Nebraska, as a man of culture
and une who wields an in flu? D
among hi? people. Els and his family
attend the service? of our church at
Dccatur (Rev. Mr. Jacob, Sector) his
?rife being a communicant, as a farmer
h? will compare favorably with many of
his white brethren, and I have seen
atsorlj twenty horses grasing in one of
histflelds. ascending the bluffs the ays
is delighted with the vast expanse si
tolling prairie, and the occasional
glimpses through ravines o! the low
land and the river beyond. By and by
we came to a lofty bluff open which we
see two frames ?tractores about seven
feet high. These aro Indian graves, it
being the general custom among Orna?
bas Rod l'onkas to bury ou the bighe
bluff? or els? la the tops of trees. I I
of these is the grave of Wa Ein-gasa-t?
(Blsckbira) a?celebrated chief who died
from the small pox, about fort?
ago, according to his lost withes, be
was after death arrayed in the full
of ahead chief, carried to the bluff and
mounted on his favorite pony. Tin re
he was held by some of the men, while
the others covered with earth, both tl.e
dead chief and the living horse, over tho
mound a frame covering was ei
and from that Cine it wa? believed thai
the spirits of Blackbird looked ?lows
opon the haunts of his people. (The
I Sioux or Dakotas believe (hat ever"
human being has thret "pint*, i
which remains with the body after
death. TbcIIidatsn think that i
portion is foui seuls to each person.
ThoOmohas bave in common ? ?t ! :
nin-i of the neighboring tribes, divers
superstitions concerning ligktning,Some*
lime ago 'Ya-shii-she's brother .vas
driving a twohorse wagon, a boy being
with him, suddenly there wasabll
audio! the man and one horse wcie
killed, and that ?ide of the wagon was
struck. It is a custom to bury inch a
person In the spot where he was killed,
hut as it was in the public road, they
rolled the body aside as well :.
could tcithout touching il, and made the
giave beside 'lie road. VTashus ie com?
ing home heard of his brother's death
and ?n burning all the particulars from
his witc. he reproach??! her for not in?
sisting upon the observance of the old
customs. The, soles of t'.iej dead man's
feet should have boon sill; OR I
should have buried him with his face
dowtiwarl. Then ho would 'nave gone
at once to tiie. happy bunting ground?,
nstead of remaining to give trouble to
th? living, a? it i? Is wdks. anil will not
rest till another is slam by lightning lane
laid b?side him. The wagon was ac?
cursed, notan Omaha would not dare t<
?ne ?l and were a person struck b]
lightning whlls in a house the buildinj
would lie deserted at once.
The scene froai Blackbird hill is wnrtl.
a trip 'rom the East, as we drove alonj
the sun was se'tiag in all itlory, and
while Ljazin,' towards the ea*t and trac?
ing the windings of the '"The Muddy."
our attention was directed to a lar^e
waterspout that wa-< travelling ou the
opposite side of the river. Providentially
for us, it did not come any nearer, and
we reached the Agency in safety. The
Agi m y Village is small consisting with
two e eptions of the houses of the
('. 8. Agent, and. of some of the white
employees, The Agent is a Friend, a
man advanced in years he received me
very kindly ami well arranged for my
i team, so I may
drive around and visit the Indians.?
Unlike the Ponkas they are not com?
pelled to live in villages for mutual pro?
tection. They are scattered uver the
- ach head of a tamil? living
on his claim niter the manner of white
settlers. Instead of seeing Indians
With bows and arrow?, guns, &c. the
most formidable weapon? that I have
noticed have be? n pitchforks (carried to
the harvest Held) a:i 1 tomahawks ha\e
been sup? rseded by pipes. Here you will
tiii 1 neither oaths nor drinking and work
inj Lillians are not addicted to gambling.
d the Omahas and kindred tribes
have no oath in their languages, when
! th iy wish i" cui is
ftn I ?' and Christian j'Cojdr.
The Dark Day,
dcrful -t ries that mv
us ? i t. tell ait
a little girl, the
It the dark
dai in New England, Friday. May I'J
This was during our Revolution,
you will ?- member, and the same year
in which the traitor, Benedict Arnold.
tray his country to its
Ko. 11 before the nineteenth
the air was full of vapors, asws often
- are raging in the woods
us, and the sun and niooa appear
I ed red, and th i usual clear light did
not reach :?-. i spec ally when rising and
setting. Ths wlndi blew chiefly from
. ? i it, and north-east, and the
we tther H aud clear. The
entli was cloudy
and in many places ilight -bowers fell,
:.. .. lompaoied by thunder and
. ning; but as the sun arose it did
light, and the darkness
:i".l an 1 ? I, until the
children standing before the tall clocks
could not sec to t? 11 the time, and older
peering over the almanac were
not able to distinguish the letters. The
b'.rls sang their evening songs and flew
to their nests m the wood-, the poultry
hurried to their roots, while the cattle
in the fields uttered strange cr'.e? aud
:? ?. -- to gain their
. nnd the sheep all huddled to
L'e ? mow d penda upon
f tiic tun, filled many with
astonishment bj its unusual appearance.
; Is were in some plaoe? of a
light red, yellow and brown; the leaves
on me tic. s and the grass In the
mead >wa were >>f the deepest green,
verging ? n indigo, tlie brightest silver
seemed tarnished, an 1 everything that
is white in the sunlight boro a deep
The Bhad before noon fall
: westwaid and after tiosn to the
rard. where observed during the
darkness to fall in every direction.
The ram, also, was unlike any other
ram, and it set all the peopljj to wonder
ingas they dipped it from tubs ant
barrels; for a ?cum formed on it rcsem
I ling burnt leaves, emitting a sootj
smellj and this some lubstsna
i iis and rivers, especially th?
; ?. where it lay four or live in
-: many miles along its
Another peculiarity was the vapor;
many localities ltdescendod to the earth
from high in the atmosph?re; but at one
: man NW the vapors, at
o'clock, rising from the springs
and low lands ; one ? elumn he particu
iarlv noticed rap'dly -i*-.--.-n-Kn^r fir above
'the highest hills, the. it spread Into a
; large while cloud and sailed off to the
.s. itward, a second cloud formed in the
?am? waj from the a ime springs, but
as high as the first, and a
third formed fifteen minutes afterward.
At a quarter often the uppermost cloud
Idith hue. the second was
?. Indigo and bine, and the third
So un -. ? i? this vapor thai
imall birds were luffocated in it, and
I many of the m were so fHghtoned and
' stupefied that they flew Into the houses,
who considered il a bad sign for a bird
Tb2 commencement of the darkness
>tween ten and eleven in the
loon (when the men were busy in
field? sndoAces ?ml work-shops, the
women ?pinning, weaving sud preparing
dinner, and the children at school, or
helping their fathers and mothers at
lOiue), ami it continued until the fol
lawing night; bot the degree of dark
rarisd; in loose places the disk of
the sun was seen when ?M darkness
the most d. at
I n burning in all the
bouses, and the p? ; i passsng out-of
- carried torchos sud lanterns,which
?fere curiously relie.'e 1 on th? over?
hang.ng clou ?!-.
Thousands of people were ?tire that
th,. end of tiie world had come, many
dropped their work and fell on their
Luces to pray, oil their
Mr^rtts?TN?nUwiUk>a lnaartaS al Oat Bwtta?
l*?r ?quart of ten lioaa, or Uea, for tk? RnS lsaav?
t >n, ?nd M cent? for each ?uba*?.??at fcSSRlRS, I
Unie,? the number of insertions b? BaSSSSi ??**?
tb? manascript, it ?Mil be published ?Mil fatW
and rlisrji.il accordingly.
N'oti c la th, loc.il column wlR kw ka?aarU4 a
t'? i .util p-.- u ?, each lniertlea.
A Ivertiicnujnt, for three monta? ?r ksaajar wlB
Ut lnierttd at 1 iwer arte?.
fellows the wrongs thcf had dene sad
endeavored to make restitution.
T.ie meeting-houses were crowded,
and neighborhood prayer-meetings were
formed, and the mi-iisters and old
church members prayed long prayers,
mentioning tiie nation? and individuals
of Bible times who had been destroyed
on occouut of their sins, and begging
that as God spared the ?reat city of
Nineveh when it repented, so He would
lergive them, cheer them again by the
light of the sun and give victory to th?ir
It is said that the Connecticut legis?
lature being in session, the members
became terrified when they could not
see each other's faces, and a motion
was made to adjourn, when Mr. Daveit
port aros? and said:
?Mr. speaker, it is either the day of
judgment or it is not. If it is not, there
is no need of adjourning. It it is, I
desire to be fouud doing my duty. I
move that candles be brought and that
we proceed to business.
All the shivering, frightened people
began now to look forward to evening,
hoping that as the moon rose full at
nine o'clock, her light would penetrate
the gloom; hut all the children who were
coaxed to sit up and see her, grew very
?leepy. their strained eye? were net re*
warded by her beautiful beams, for at
eight in the evening the darkness was
total; one could not distinguish between
the earth and the htav?n?, and it was
Impossible to see a hand bet?re one's
Then all the weary children were s?:ut
to bed alter the most >onest prayers
that they had ever prayed, and the
older people sat up to watch for the
light that never before had appeared 10
And never dawned a fairer morning
than the twentieth of Mav, for the sun
that opened the flowers and mirrored
itself in the dew-drops, brought th?
color again to the children'? face?, and
fill? 1 every heart with confidence.
The birds sang joyously, the cattle
returned to their pastures, the places of
busiuess were opened and every ene
went about his work more gentle toward
man aud more grateful toward God.
After the darkness was passed, sevra
persons traveled about to gather all
pos&ible information concerning thi?
memorable day, and Dr. Tenny wrote
an account ot what bo learned while on
a journey from the east to Pennsyl?
vania. He says the deepest darkness
was in Essex County, Massachusetts,
the lower part of New Hampshire, and
the eastern portion of Maine (where my
great-grandmother lived). In Rhode
Island and Connecticut it was not so
great; in New Jersey peculiar clouds
were observed but the 'darkness was
not uncommon, and in the lower parts
Pennsylvania nothing unusual was ob?
It extended as far north as the
American settlements and westward to
Albany, but its exact limita could not
In Boston the darkness continued
fourteen er Ifteen hours, varying In
in duration at other places.
As it was impossible to attribute the
darkness to an eclipse, the wise people
firmed many theories respecting It;
being couvinccd that it wa? due to" im?
mense (1res in the woods, winds blow?
ing In opposite directions, and to the
condition Of the vapors; but Herschel
says: 'The dark day ia northern America
BS of those wonderful phenomena
of nature which will alway? be rsad of
with inter?s!, but which philosophy is
at a loss to ex plain. "?.9.. Nicholas,
A Bergen man pleasantly sat down to
breakfast, and his loving wife said:
'Darling, docs your head ache?' Ho re?
plied with sufticient dignity, 'No, why
do you ask me?' And ?he ?aid back,
?Well, dear, you came home at three
o'clock this morning and as you couldn't
hang your hat on the rack, you put the
rack on the tloor, and said you'd hang
every hat m the house on it. and, and
I thought your head might ache.'
A mother was trying to break bei
fivc'year-old boy of a habit of lying, by
tolling him that ail liars went to hell.
Sli? gave him a tnovinsr account of the
terrors of the place, whereupon he ex?
claimed : 'Why, mother, I couldn't
stand it!' 'Bu*. you would be made to
stand it,' said she. 'Oh, well,' said the
younaster, 'if I could stan' it I don't
Careful housewife (lifting a ?hoe from
a soup tureen): 'La! who'd a thought
baby's shoe would turn up in the soup?
But I knew it wasn't lost. I neyer loot
-? .*. ? i
A young woman from the rural dis?
tricts entered a dry good? store the oth?
er day and a*ked for a pair of stocking?.
The clerk politely asked her what num
bcrshc wore. 'Why, two, you fool. Do
you think I am a centipede, or that I
have a wooden leg?'
Aman in Illinois committed suicido
by drowmng. lately.in six inchesof wa?
ter. He couldn't baye dons it alone,
but his wife, with that self-sacnficing
devotion and helpfulness so characterise
tic ot the sex, sat en his head.
Charles (playfully): TIow much real?
ly did that hat cost, Jennie V Jennie:
'If you really want to inspect tho bill
for my dry goods,Charles, there is a way
to do it.' [And what else couldChsrles
do but propose on the spot ']
The phonograph is like the ?mall bro?
ther of a young lady. It will repeal
everything said in its sresesee without
regard to blushes?
'De not marry a widower,' aaid the
old lady. 'A ready-made family is like
a plate of cold potatoes.' 'Oh. I'll soon
warm them over,' replied the damsel
and she did.