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riTBLISHED EVERY FKIDAY, ' BY A. IT. BALSLBY. .!.-.- s .2. JtO ti J.i i-i "j - t "''J TEaiio OF THE JOUBXAL; O it year, in advance, - ii months, - " Three months, ------ 1.00 50 EVERT VAKIiTY OP JOT. PRINTING KEATLY ASD QIICKXT DONK. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. LEGAL. J. L. OKEEXE, Sek. ATTOI5KKT ATD COUNSELLOR AT LAW win n...l tn 1?l--J bmurmts in bandusky and .-.ioin'.mr eouutiu, Oliice, corner room, op Hairs, 1 fieri bloc. reiaoui, v. u. ivmsrr. rowLia. EYE2ETT FOWLEK, . ttiit?-)T1'S AM) COUNSELLORS AT LAW, A and Solicitor in Chancery; will attend to pro (usiaonal business In Sandusky and adjoining coun- tioa. uaico, second story, jjuckumw s oew iaoc. MEDICAL. D. H. BEIXKERHOFF, M. D. -QITTSIClA" AND prKGEOX, Office In Bnck- 1 land's Old HIocs, on r ront street, jtesiaence on Eirchnrd Avenue, corner of Wood street. Office hourt from 10 to 12 A. M., 1 to 4 P. M., and T to r. m. i DENTISTRY, ER.A.F.FBICE, STROTCAL A MECHAXICAL DENTIST, Office . over Hank of Fremont, While's Block, will be I eund in bis office at all time. HOTELS, BALL HOUSE, COTtNTR OF FRONT STREET LSD BIHCH ABD AVKNUE, Fremont, O. JOilN FOKD, Proprietor. JCESSLEQ HOUSE. T E. WILLIS, Proprietor. Passengers carried II to and from the House tree ot coarse, situat ed corner of Front and State streets, 1 rcmont, O. K10HOLS HOUSE, 1 CCOMMODATIOKS FIRST-CLASS. W. F. J Ksufuuui, Projirietor.Clyde, Ohio. Population ei Kjt vue, -.,00V. ijverj ouurw la vouumuvu ilu be House. LLNDSEY HOUSE, T IKDSET, Sandusky County. Ohio, K. 8. Bower- JLasox, rmpnetor. i tie proprietor tiKes pleasure ti announcing that he is )repared to acconimodate he traveling public Every attention paid to the comfort of guesie of the House.; lyi BIfiCH HOUSE, I.KVKLA ND, Om 1 Water street, near the Vrtaiiruad vepoi, ana in the center ot business. L. D. HUNT, xi .. U.S. HUNT, ' COMMISSION MERCHANTS. I KAWgOX, JAS. KOOHK, JOSEPH L. SAWSOS, J. L. RAWSOX, & CO., QTORAGB, FORWABDrSQ A COMMISSION kiMerch&nts, Dealers in Coarse Salt, Flue Salt, Hairy bait, Land Plaster, Calcined Piaster, Water Lime, etc Having purchased the entire property known as the Fremont Warehouse and Steam Ele vators, at the head of navMtion on the Sandusky Kiver, we are prepare; u receive, store and ship brain, utmoer, jtt-rciianaise ana ouer produce. Oiiice, at elevators. Fremont, O. 1-1 ARCHITECT. J. O. JOHXSON, RCHTTECT AND DESIGNER, Office in Moore S and Kawson's block, comer of Front and Gar- rieou streets, Fremont, Ohio, attended to. All orders promptly OSV1. MISCELLANEOUS. JOHN S. BRUST, HOCSB PAINTER, GRATNER, PAPERER and Kalsomincr. Residence on South Street, in Iilion & Miller's addition. All orders promptly executed and satisfaction guarau teed. Orders may ke left at Thomas, tirund A Lang's Drag Store. 17 1. of H. THB REGULAR COMMUXICATION .jfN.- oi nort btephenson tirange, P.O.YM, r. ol J H., is held at Shomo Hall, on the First Sat- W nrdsy before the full moon of each and ev ery month, at 1 P. tl. April 23th, May 3d, June Tth. B. W. LEWIS, W. M. i. W.AMSDEK.SeCy. 3 ja. T 325 NT JS . soucttobs axd attorneys roH U. S. and FOREIGN PATENTS. BUE.RLDGS Sl CO .. Ill laperlor t.. espet te Amerl- a iisuiCf ai veland,t. With Associated Offlces In Washington and For-e-u Contries. 17-4T LEEK, DOEELXQ A CO., JXPOSTERS AST) JOBBERS OF YANKEE NOTIONS, yOYS ojf JTaNCY pOODS, - If o. 133 and 135 Water 1st. CLEVELAND, OHIO. T. W. UIK, I. O. W. H. SOEHTKe, S. B. STIUOH. HOU RAISING & s E MOVING! AJtD ALL KlriS OF TACKLE WORK! Would inform the public that he has now the most eomple nuurhincry, and iron axle trucks, for rais ing and moving buildings in the State, aud that he will make HoCSE RAISING AND MOVING A SPECIALTY hereafter. Also Contractor for all kinds of Bondings Churches and Church Spires a specialty. All order promptly attended, to and satisfaction guaranteed. Address A. FOSTER, ?yl Fremont, Ohio. E. F. HAFFORD. CARRIAGE Faotory. Corner Front St, anBirchard Ave. CARRIAGES, OPENT AXD TOP BUGGIES con stantly on hand, or mads to order in any style. Of Particular attention paid to repairing, work done at my factory warranted. AU ri . F. HAFfOBD. . J. P. F.IOORE, KAKUFACTUEEEOr C1RRIAGES,EUGGIES &W1G0NS TDESIRE to call the attention ot all to the ad. jLdiUoiis I bare recently made to my CARRIAGE FACTORY. 1 bare enlarged and remodeled my shop, as to give the surpassed facilities for ex ecuting, in a superior manner, every description of Carriages and Wagon work. My workmen are re liable and competent. All material is selected with pedal care, and thoroughly seasoned before it is manufactured. My aim is to furnish work which hail have a merited reputation for superior quality nd stvlef I have fitted up a large store room and ball keep always on hand, ETtry variety ( Carriages, Bd. fles. Lsuberi Spring and market Wagons. With these newly acquired facilities my prices wil dIy competition. J.P.MOORE, Carriaze Factory, comer Garrison and Wats streets, Fremont, Ohio. fkiiiCil MAIL STEAMSHIPS. fclj Lisa fcrpg iii Aisica Flag. Sailing erery Thursday from PHILADELPHIA FOR CUEENSTOWN fc LIVERPOOL. CABTK, nrrXKlIKDIAT AKD BTEERAB ACCOUODATIONS TJNSUEPASSED. Bates as low aa by any other First-CUsa Line. PETER WRIGHT A 60XS, General Agents, PHILADELPHIA. I. in. KEELEB, Bucklands Block, Agent, Fremont, Ohio. Administrator's Notice. TO-OTICE is hereby giTen that tlis nndersigned Xt has been appointed and duly qualified as Ad ministrator of the Estate of Conrad Rhoads, deceased, late of BailvUw township, Sandusky eountT, Ohio. Those indebted to the estate are aotioea to make immediate settlement, V. W. KUOAD9, Administrator. October 15, 1674. 41-a FOR SALE! rk The undersigned offers for sale a hs if acre ' of ground situated jusl outside of the city t ilmiw. on wUch there is a good new bouse. one and s half stories, built one year ago, 14x2 tret, with a fourteen teet wing, and pourch on each side, with good cellar. Also a new barn. There are also some fruit trees in bearing on the lot. Will eel! cheap or exchange for a farm of SO or 109 in thim or owuiiuir counties, paving difler- ms. Enoulre on ttiepreinises, shall mils west of tke L. 8. M. 6. 1L K. Sei'OL OLIVES McLAIS. A Warning to Trespassers. LL persons found hnntin?, shooting or other wise trecpas'icg on the premises of the under s -ned will be proattu'd to the foil extent of the k Win. fjha'ie, A. D. Srine, gamnel M. Smith, Val entine ban", Eeauel Hil?, hamuel Doll, David kol'm&n, W. J. Havens, SI. Daub, Jacob Ptiaie, l. O. Vrt.,ia, D. iab,ea Snale, u. s, FsX Ti -(. Tne Established 1829. Vol.XL.VI. remont FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO ; FRIDAY. OCTOBER ee My our el 30. 1874. nal New Series Vol. XXII, No. 44. lEE'IiEB'i f ACEMCY, 1BUCKLAN0 (OLD) BLOCK, LJ FREMONT, O. The time or tne year lias now come when nres are to be re-kinaied Old cracked stoves will be brought out suddenly and put np the first cold snap. Unsafe and soot-filled chimneys are crowded with two or three stOTe pipes. The consequen ces to some body will be disastrous. The bouse, store or shop will take fire some day and burn up before you are aware of it And then some one will find when too late, they had no insurance. Be wise be fore the fire. Look to your stoves, know they are whole. Examine your stOTe pipes, clean your chim nev. See that all cracks and holes therein are securely plastered up Put up your stoves well, and then come to I. M. KEELEB, and get an insurance ioncy on your building and all its contents I hare a splendid line of Companies. There are none better. Many rep resented in this city will not stand the test Look at the following: AtMtt. HOME, New York, $5,212,381 PHffiNLX, Hartford, 1,700,000 PHENLX, N. Y., 2,008,947 HOWARD, N. Y., 695,500 HOME, Ohio, 522,615 ARMENIA, Pa., 327,642 Fire Association, Pa., 2,513,033 ROYAL, Liverpool, 15,000,000 LMPERIAL,London, 15,000,000 Making a grand total of forty-two milhont, nine hundred and eighteen thousand, one hundred and eighty dollars with which to pay the losses that may occur at thia agency. 'xooia oio) GNvmna 'AOFUaDV rm m ri r r. r; 1 -QLwca. JL.,ra ra NEW FIRM A5D NEW GOODS AT LOWEST PlUCEiS EsTlsg pwskaset Its Urge iteek W CLOTHING AXD FURNISHING GOODS! L. GTJSDORF I propose to sell tfesa at LOWER PRICES Than ever known in Fremont. The assortment is complete, and I feel assured that aa regards STYLES A.rTX PRICES, I will satisfy all that may give me a sail. S. 0PPENHEIMER, Successor to L. GUSD0RF. Frn&ont, Sept. 15th, 1I7. TheOfficaof GUSDOBF BROTHER! remMni Rt the same place, wbt r the hignott price will b paid for all kinds ot Country Produce. 10,000 Live or Dressed Hogs wanted th coming seaso. NOTICE TO TEACHERS vrTTTroi for the aamiaatln oi a trail ess W for XesUiers CertlloaiM will ke keld at U High School Buildin in Fremont, Ohio, tie fcUewig Satudays: Beptcmber 12 ad M, October 10, M aad II, leTea ber T, U and its, Decesber 12 and M. All meetlars to commence at f A. 11. aBd eleee r.H. A. B.PL'TMAK, U.K. riltEFKOCKAlM-sUMrs. A. A. FKEYlaAK, j FOR SALE. TERES HrFDRED A1TD SIXTT ACHIS OF LAS 0 la BallviUe Township, east aide ot San duskj Kiver. Two hundred and nfsy nnrter culti vation, baiance well tiahered. i'or sale bj the hsirs f Jiiaes lloore. ,For partiesjrf M(aire of GRAND DISPLAY OF iJ3 Domt fan to examine our stock of Healing and Cooking Stores. We offer the Argsnd Base Bume, end the rgamd Parlor Heater, as the best Coal Stove ever made and the only we that has given universal satisfaction THE MANSARD AND NEW AMERICAN Are not squalled sj first-class Cooking Stoves. A great wiety ot styles of .fHeatiag Staves. We are manufacturers of Tin Copper and Sheet Iron Ware. Builders' Hardware, Carpenters' Tools and House Furnishing Goods in fall supply. C. M. DILLON & CO., Fremont, Ohio. P. 8. We have a neat, haadsome Cook Stove, with Low Cepper Reservoir, any one who wants to purchase, can't fail to be suited 169 & 171 SUMMIT STREET. TOLEDO. eopu. t5 ivrns GOOD v. FOR FILL NOW OPENiraG OUT AT THE MAMMOTH DOUBLE STORE I AS IMMENSE MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN'S u A FULL GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS! Also a Fine Assortment of Imported CLOTHS, BEAVERS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS, &c for MERCHAUT TALORIijG o tW Call and see the Stock and Prices before purchasing.! 169 AUD '171 SUMMIT STREET, TOLEDO. THE OF-E PRICE CLOTHIER. THE EAGLE AGAIN G. DOUGLAS, OF FAMOUS E A Establishment, "Has just returned from the Eastern Markets with NEW MAKE-UPS, NEW DESIGHNTS, NEW PATTERNS. Splendid Season Showing now on view. Men's Boys' and Children's Suits, unquestionably the Finest . and Choicest Goods in the City. o Popular Goods Popular Prices The Million Suited! O To be confinced, before you even think to purchase elsewhere, call and judge for yourselves. JuL !KT The Citizens of Sandusky County to know this fact, that we have the only regular Wide-track HARDWARE STORE And that we have lately received direct from New York and the Eastern Factoriee, a tremendous stock of Mill Inl Complete in all its details, which we are selling at VERY LOW PRICES! W would eay to all our old and new friends "Come and see ns sure ! you want to save money in buying all kinds of Hardware. We hav a fine stock of Wheeling and Steubenville Nails, J. U. Morley & Co.'s Pure White Lead, Oils, Glass kc, tfee. We can supply you with Shovels, Hoes, Forks, Fostorla Flows, and ScraperB ovb Kixr--which are superior to all others; Hand Cider Mills, Feed Catters, Cora Shellers, eVc, dtc, tc. BLACKSMITHS AND SADDLERS, Will find a fall stock of TOOLS and MATERIAL. CA1MELD, HEDRIOK & BRISTOL. so low la price last 169 L 171 SUMMIT STREET. THE STOCK OF LINE OF IN FULL FEATHER! THE Summit St., TOLEDO. TP IS UD2 if v S a mm v w i-J Poetry. NO TIME LIKE THE OLD TIME. NO TIME LIKE THE OLD TIME. BY O. W. HOLMES. There is do time like the old time. When you and I were young, When the bads of April blossomed, And the birds of Spring-time sung. The garden's brightest glories By summer inns are nursed. Bat oh, the sweet, sweet -riolots. The flowers that open first. There is no place like the old place, Where yoa and I wen born, Where we lii ted first our eyelids One the splendors of the morn. From the milk-white breast that warmed us. From the clinging arms that bore, Where the dear eye glistened o'er us. That will look on as no more! There is no friend like the old friend That has shared our morning dsys, No greeting like his welcome, No homage like his praise; Fame is the scentless sun-flower. With gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose. With sweets in erery fold. There is no lore like the old love That we courted in our pride; Though cur leaves are falling, failing, And we're fading side by side, Then are blossoms all around us. With the colon of our dawn, And we lire in borrowed sunshine, When the light of day js gone. There are no times like the old times They shall nerer be forgot! -There is no place like the old place ' Keep green the dear old spot! There are no friends like our old friends May heaven prolong their lives! There are no loves like oar old lores God bleu oar loving wires! NO TIME LIKE THE OLD TIME. BY O. W. HOLMES. Selected Story. NIGHT IN A SIGNAL BOX. I am the wife of an cx signalman in the Uniform railway. His signal box stands high up, white and soli tary above a charming country. It is very not in summer, when the sun shines on the glass, and very cold in winter, when the north east wind howls around it and whis ties aerial music through the tele graph. It was an important lookout, for within a mile of it, numerous lines intersected each other, over which, day and night, trains were ever erossiDg and re-crossing, with hair breadth escapes of collisions. When John was courting me, he often made me tremble about it, by saying, "Jane, that place is a troub le to me; one day I know there will be a crash; I feel it. A nan can't always be in health. Even a signal man's brain will sometimes become dazed and muddled; and then if he makes a mistake, a smash must come." We were married, and John grew brighter and more cheerful, and I trusted he had forgotten that wretch ed presentment of his about the col lision. After six months, however, it re turned worse than ever. He used to read all the accidents; and when any of the officials were convicted of manslaughter or discnarged for neg ligence, he would say: "That may be my case to-morrow, Jane; thei what a to become ol you?" I am aware that most mei would not have thought like him, but he had the kindest, most sensitive heart "John," I said at last, "why don't you quit the situation, and get some thing else? " ' "Because a married man should never give tip one employment be fore he is sure of another." "Well then, dear, don't say any more, or you will, make me as nerv ous as yourself." I had begun to think about the cross-lines and the mail express as much as John himself, though I wouldn't let him know i(. The signal-box began to haunt me, and I used frequently to go up to the turn of the road and look at it for noth ing at all. That idea of a collision was a monomania with John it was becoming so with me. A year want by safely, and,except for that miserable thought, no two persons could be happier than John and I, especially as we now had a little daughter, who, for a while, banished John a dread,and we talked hopefully of the future. Our pros pects were better, for my husband unexpectedly heard from an uncle in Australia, who had made a com fortable fortune, and intended to re turn and live with his relations. "Who knows, Janei" tie was ever kind, and he may start me in some thing," said John, one evening,when I had taken bis tea to the signal box, and was amusing Maudie with the colored lamps. "I certainly will try, if, if," he added, lookiBg thoughtfully up and down the lines, "nothing happens before. "For goodness sake, John don't talk like that! AU has gone safely for four years; surely it will con tinue to do so with care." "I don't know that," he responded, gloomily. "It's the confounded Wyming express I fear. Within a space ol a few minutes it crosses the line of the Hensher mail, and often its five minutes before its time." "What do you do then, John? " asked, hushing Maudie. "Why, then I turn the colored lamp; then the express, knowing the maU train hasn't passed, slackens speed until it has." "And ii vou were not to snow that light?" "It would come on get into tne same line with the maiL and car riages would go to lucifer matehes." "Oh John, please don I ion mane my blood run cold! After tnat tnere was anouer las cination lor me besides the signal box the colored lamps, by a mis take or omission in the use of whica I knew not how nrany lives might be launched into eternity. I regarded them with awe. and over and over again asked John their use. Weeks slipped by and we got an other letter from Uncle Thompson. The ship which brought him from AustraUa had been delayed by a se vere gale in the Atlantie, but now he was safe in England, and intended shortly to come and see us. "Safe!" remarked John; no one now a-davs can reckon upon that, with a long raUway journey before Mm. . , .. , : .: : . John slightly exaggerated, of course, but that autumn the collis ions and accidents of all kinds had been something fearful. Not a day passed but fresh collisions were re corded, and, with a morbid interest, John used to read them and make ,my soul quiver by the remark "aucn mignt just nave been my case, Jane. JNo doubt the ieliow was dead beat. Only the mercy of Prov idence saves me from manslaughter, or a discharge through negligence. One oppressively warm evening he bad, while at tea, been reading about a more than usually terrible accident, owing, it was stated, to the signal-man, who had been on the lookout for sixteen hours, making an error in the signais. .rutting tne paper down ne ex claimed, "Jane how often have I felt as he describes, full of terror, know ing how many precious lives might be depending on-me! How I pray Uncle inompson may belp us, and I may give the whole thing up! Kising, be put on his hat; he went on duty at six. I watched him anxiously, never nad l reit more nervous, for I had observed him nodding unconsciously to himself over his tea. Indeed he looked so depressed. I was half inclined to ask him to let me go with him. But I knew he wouldn't consent, as it was against the rules; while independent of which, the man who temporarily filled his place was the greatest en emy John had, and would be sure to tell of him if he did so. I knew Richard Malin bore a bitter enmity to my husband, and would gladly do an ill turn to ono whose rival he had been. I was aware he never forgave my accepticgJohn and rejecting him, so I held my tongue, spoke cheer fully as I could, as I walked with him to the corner of the road, and waited uutil I saw him appear in the signal box, when I retraced my steps. I had never felt so nervously rest less as I did that night I could settle to nothing, so I sat down be fore the fire, kept a light for John's return, and tried to divert myself with my baby, but the child soon slumbered, and I sat thinking, until I, too, slept The whole time I dreamt of noth ing but railroads. They were every where rushing and tearing about me; their shriU whistles deafening my ears. I beheld the express and the mail with a noiseless horror, rushing toward each other, with lights seem ing to laugh with fiendish mirth; then there was an awful cry a crash, and a scene of destruction. I was awakened by my own cries! Irritated at being so startled, I bustled about to forget the scene, and I put Maudie to bed, and again sat by the fire and dozed. Scarcely had I done so, however, than there arose before me a figure of indefinite form, pointing out of tne window in the direction of the signal-box. I moved restlessly, and put my hands before my face to shut it out Finally, I started, rose to my feet and I could have declarod the fig ure stood on the hearth rug, in the firelight, only it gradually melted into air. Just then the clock struck half past ten. In half an hour the Wyming ex press and Henshar mail would be due. At that I began to tremble violently, and throwing on my shawl, I determined to go and look at the signal-box and see if all was right White mists had raised since I was last out; and above them, rising from a billowy sea, as it was about a mile distant, rose the "look-out, dittinct in the moonlight But where was John? Generally I could see him moving about; now, the place apparently was empty. What did it mean? There was one answer John was asleep ! Never shaU I forget the sensation that run through my veins at that thought The crown of my head seemed to literally lift up. Then, why I never could explain, I ran back, seized Maudie, and afterwards hurried to the signal-box. Rapidly I ascended the steps to me "look-out". I tried the door, it was fastened on the outside, and what a Bight met me within, through the glass! John sound asleep, his head on his arms. Calling him loudly, I shook the nandie. He did not stir. All was silent save for the monotonous tick ing of the clock, beating out me fa tal minutes above his head ; I dared not delay. I dashed in the glass, put in my band turned the key and entered. Even this did not arouse him. "jonn: i called, snaking nis shoulder. What was the matter with him? His appeared no natural sleep. In my alarm at the flying mo ments, fond mother that I was, I forceu Maudie to cry, hoping mat might awaken him. It did. Slowly he looked up heavily; but only to sink back to sleep. At the same mo ment I heard in the distance the faint whistle of the express train. It was coming, and the Henshar mail had not yet passed. The terror of a whole life was condensed in those few minutes. The collision John had foretold had come at last AU my ef forts to arouse nim were futile. 1 stood alone, the trains were rushing to tbeir fate. I saw the awful sight of my dream realized; I saw men, women and children in one fearful heap, amid broken carriages. My brain reeled; I turned sick; the intensity of my fright apparently cleared my brain. "Why should I not save them?" As the question occurred, the whistle of the advancing mail sound ed. Looting ngbt and left 1 po ceived the growing lights of each engine coming nearer, for the line was clear. I waited no more. I re called what John had told me, and turned the signal lantern for the ex press to slacken speed. Eagerly, breathlessly I watched. Had I, after all, made a mistake! Yes the lights still approach. No they had stopped. The next moment the signal box was shaken to its base by the rush or the mail train beneath it I watch ed it fly off in the distance, turned the light, heard the Wyming express in its turn while under me, and knew as I feU insensible on the floor, that nearly two hundred people had been on the brink of the grave, and that I had saved them. r My baby's cries, however, soon re called my senses, when letching wa ter x aasueu it au over John, and at last brought him to. I shall ever remember his look when I told him what had occurred. He could not believe the mail had passed; but I soon proved it to nim beyond a doubt "I can't make it out, Jane," he ex claimed. "I have sot the slightest recollection of going to sleep. It is a fact I was doing all I could to keep awake. It must be my cold. "Wkat is that!'' I asked abruptly, pointing to to a glass. 'Part of a tumbler of beer Dick Marlin left me," he answered. I saw it all. The beer had been drugged to work our ruin. John would not hear of it There being no more trains, we went home, I taking the beer with me. John," I said, when there, "I'm going to show I am right about uicnard Malm, bee! And before he could prevent me. I had drank the contents of the glass. a quarter or au hour after I was in a dead sleep as he had been. iiut tnis act had destroyed any proof we had against Richard Malin, who, however, confirmed our belief by discharging himself from his sit uation. But the most singular part of the affair was, in that very express train traveled uncle Thompson, who had come down to see us. When ho heard of his narrow escape, and how I saved him.he vowed he never would forget it He kept his word. He started John in business, lived with us, and made his will in our favor. Now express and mail trains no longer give us sleepless nights, though we never ourselves travel by rail without thinking of that fearful night in the signal box. THE NEBRASKA SUFFERERS. FERERS. A Sad Story of Privation and Suffering. ing. In his official report on the con dition of the plague and famine stricken people of Western Nebras ka General Brisbia gives a graphic account of'the sufferings of those for whom he is asking aid. We make few extracts. Stopping at the cabins by the roadside to see for myself how the families were living, I met among others Mrs. Russel and her daughter. They live on a creek seven miles from Arrappahoe, in Gosper county. Nebraska. Their habitation is a dug out,aad when I entered the cab in, the ladies of the family had just finished their dinner, which consist ed of two small pieces of bread and a water melon. I talked with them some time and asked mem many questions: General Brisbm What have you got here to eat Mrs. Kussel Very little sir. General B. Tell me all about it? Mrs. Russel -I have only a pint of flour in the house. General B. Have you no meat, sugar, coffee, rice, hominy or bread? Mrs. Russel None, sir. General B. Have you anymon Mrs. Russell None, sir. Miss Russell Mother and I have lived on $20 since April last. General B. How old are you.Miss Russell? Miss Rassell Nineteen,sir. General B. What can you do? Mrs. Russell I wish she could get work. General B.- What can yon, do Miss Russell? Miss Russell. I am a very good seamstress General B. Can you read and write. Miss Russell Oh, yes, I am a pretty fair scholar, I think. Mrs. Kussell-a-bae is a good dress- maker,and worked for many families in the East General B. Can you get work? Miss Russell No, sir; I have tried, but no one has any dresses to make out here this year. That is the trouble. General B. Mrs. Russell,are there any poor families near you? Mrs. Russell les, sir; our neigh bor across the creek, Mrs. Beck, an educated lady, is as bad off as our selves. Miss. Russel Let me run over and tell her to come over. General B. Is it far. Miss Russell Only a little dis tance, and she will be here in a min ute. General B Mrs. RusselLhava you any shoes? Mrs. Russell No, sir; but 1 have an old pair of slippers General B. You have seen better days, madame, I should think? Mrs. Russell Indeed I have, sir, and I never knew what hard tunes were until now. Mrs. Russell Has the aid society clothing to distribute? General ios; wnst do you need? Mrs. Russell A great many things, sir, but it is humiliating to ask for them. General B. Nevermind; we are not going to let you starve or freeze, Mrs. Russell, because you live oat here on the frontier, and have been unfortunate. Mrs. Rassell (crying) I am sure it is very good of the kind people in the East to think of us, and we shall never forget them for it General B. Mrs. Beck, will you please tell me when you came here, what condition yonr family is in, and what you need? Speak frankly, as though talking to a fnend. Mrs. Beck I will, sir. We have been out here two years, and came from Champlain county, Illinois. We live on a aoldier's claim. My husband was a soldier in the Second Illinois Cavalry for four years, and served under General Ord. We have a good farm and feel like sticking to it Of course, after being on it so long we dislike to give it up. We have no money in the world except ten cents that I have. All our crops were destroyed, both last year and this year, and we have now literally nothing bo horses, hogs, cattle or sheep. I am baking my last loaf of bread to-day, and I wondered where I would tret flour to mak any more. I was thinking about it all day, and had faith to believe torn good Sa maritaa would come along and bring me flour. I did not dispair, for God will not let us starve. Our women are nearly out of shoes, un dergarments and dresses. I have had but one new calico dress in a year. I was educated at me Nor mal School in Illinois, and taught six years before I was married and two years since. These are hard times that have fallen upon us, and we can never be grateful enough to our Eastern friends, or repay their kindness in helping us out It is unpleasant to accept charity, but the truth is we are in great need, and many more familiea are just as bad off as Mrs. Russell's and my own." Mrs. Beck was accompanied, by a bright little girl, aad both Mrs.Beck and Mrs. Russel wer remarkably uanasome ana intelligent ladies. Miss Rassell wore a pair of boy's brogans, and I do not think Mrs. Beck had oa any shoes. In Mrs. Rusael's dug-out me earthen floor was swept cleanind although pover ty was everywhere apparent, there was no want of tidiness. AtArraphoe a merchant whose name I did not take down at the time, and which I have since forgot ten, related to your agent me fol lowing incident; "The other day as I was eating my dinner in the room behind me store where by wife and I live, a lit tle girl came into the store and my wife invited her to come in and be seated until I had done, when I would wait on her. I noticed that the child looked wishfully at the ta ble, and as I passed out I saw me tears were rolling down her eheeks. I asked her what was me matter,but she would not tell me. I told my wife to find out what ailed the child, and went out closing the door be hind me. The little girl then con fessed to my wife she was hungry, and aaid she had not tasted food for forty-eight hours, and that her moth er and little sister were at home in the same condition. Wa gave her her dinner and sent some food to her mother." At Arrapahoe I learned of a poor family named Anguish, and visited it The statement of Mrs. Anguish, as given me, was as follows: "I have two children, both girls, the eldest aged five years and the youngest two years. My husband is a laborer, but finds it hard to get work now. He came here with some money, bought a lot and commenc ed to build a house and milL The house is uifinished. I live in the school-house, which a director has kindly allowed me to occupy until after my confinement I have about fifty pounds of lour on hand and one-quarter of a pound of tea. We have no stock or fowls ef any kind. My children have no stockings or shoes. I have had about $50 to live on since April last I have one de cent dress, a calico. We raised no crops-, tne grMsnoppers eat up ev erything.. I have no one. to take care of me when I am sick. I wish I had some red flannel for my child' ren.. I have picked up some old scraps and rags and made clothing for my baby. I have less than ever before, but can get along if we only have enough to eat I never saw such hard times before. Do you think the grasshoppers will come again?' . Before leaving Arapahoe for Har len county, I visited Mrs B, T. Hop kins and received from her the fol lowing statement relative to her con dition : "My husband is away. He went off to get work. I mink he is at North Platte. I expect to be con fined soon, and have no one to take care of me. I am nineteen years of age I have clothing for my baby and plenty of clothing for myself to do through the winter. I have no flour but have two bushels of potatoes and three pounds of cofee; have no meat, tea or sugar. I have two dol lars in money. Mr. Haney informed me there was young girl living in his house whose mother was very badly off. I called at the house, and me fol lowing is Miss Lizzie Schneider's statement relative to her mother: "Mother is a widow and has four children. Father has been dead ten years. My mother lives on a home stead of one Hundred and sixty acres near Arrapahoe. We put in ten or eleven acres of corn, but 'the grasshoppers eat it all up. We had a few potatoes a bushel or two.per- haps. W e live in a dug-out Moth er washes when she can get work to do. She gets ssventy-fiva cents a week for washing. She is siekly. She needs shoes, she has now so work. We are very poor." Miss Schnider, a young lady of sixteen, broke down before she got through her statement Mr. Har vey informed me that Mrs. Schnider was in delicate Health, and that mere was literally nothing in the housed Mr. Alber said H6 tnougnt this wo man had no bed or furniture, and he doubted if they had food. I left an order for $6 for this family. On my way down the Arraphasos to Mel rose I stopped by the roadside to visit a poor woman who lives in Har lan county, near Watson s postomce SX miles from Melrose. She made the following statement: l nave iour cnuoren aged seven. six and three years, and a baby sev en months old. My husband has gone to Iowa to see if he can get help for us from mends there. The grasshoppers eat up all we had. I have 40 pounds of flour and ten cents worth c4 tea, but nothing else. We have no stock. Tho children have had no meat I have no coffee or sugar. I nurse my baby. My milk is dryin gup. Dr. DeCoy got me the flour on credit and said he would pay for it himself if I could not I do not know where I can get any more when that is out None of the child ren have shoes or underclothing. They have one dress apiece I have a pair of old shoes, but no stockings or underclothing. My baby boy has no stockings, shoes or underclothing, and but one old calico wrapper. 1 am in want My cabin is very open aad cold at night My name is Mrs. Martha Duncan. . The following is me statement of a little girl who was at home keep ing her brother and sister: - "My father and mother art out haying for a neighbor. There ara five children of us. I am the eldest We have a little flour in the barrel Father had a pig, but w killed It and we ate it all up long ago. Father says, 'When the flour is out w will starve;' but mother says, G5d will take care of us Our neighbor, Mrs. Winter, is as badly off as ourselves, and Mr. Foster is worsa off. Ws have so shoes or stockings. . Wt have one dress apiece. Mother has no shoes. Father and mother are out working to get six dollars to pay Mr. Austin. We owe him that much and father says it mast be paid. Wa have no sugar.tea or coffee,nor noth ing to eat but flour,and we are thank ful for that I know mosey when I see it That is money! Billy ,coma and see the money! I will take good care of it and give it to father when he comes home. He , will be very glad. I wish I had some clothing, I would like to go to school; I went to school last aummer and learned to read. I am ten years old, and my name is Lizzie Chamberlain. This family was very poor. The cabin had no furniture,and the child- ' res were almost naked. I gave the childrtn two dollars for their par ents, and left an order for six dollars on Mr. Tinkham's store. In msny places me larger girls bid themselves, ashamed to be seen by a stranger, and me older women felt confused and constantly apolo gized for their ragged appearand and poverty of their homes. Nearly the whole population ia many places is barefooted, and half the people art nearly naked. I heard of a great deal poverty and distress ia all directions, and wherever I traveled sot over tea or twenty days'supplies of rations were to be found. True Love in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Corkery occupy rooms oa Michigan avenue, between Seventh and Eighth streets. They do not live as happily as two doves in a cot;on the contraryf s an every day occurrence for ono or the other to wish he or she were dead. Yes terday morning they had a "jaw"aad a fight and Mr. Corkery remarked mat he would rather hang himself man live with her another day, Mrs Corkery replied that if ha wanted to hang himself she had so objections, and this made him madder that, ever. "I eia hang myself V he ex claimed, striking me table with hi fist "Dosofehe replied, kicking over a chair. He went out on the veranda overlooking me back yard, unfastened the clothes-line, hitched it over-head, made a noose,aad whsu he west is for chair to stand oi he said : "Is five mlsutea I shall be a dead man!" "And I shall be a hap py woman,' was her reply. This made him madder still, and he west out with his chair, put hie bead is the noose, and there was a real case of hanging. The wife must have heard him kick over me chair is his struggles and heard his gasps and groans, but she kept on washing her dishes. A mas named Patrick Dcl sey, sawing wood in the next yard, saw the whole thing, and he rushed, around, sprang up stairs, and when he saw Mrs. Corkery washing dish es he shouted. "Your "husband Ls hanging himself!' "Yes he said ,he would," she answered giving me dish-cloth a ring. Dolsey grabbed a knife and ran out, and is a mo ment had Corkery down on the floor. It was is good time. The old mas was as black is the face as a horse plum, his tongue protruded, his eyes hung out, and less tkaa another minute would have made a dead Corkery of him. It was a long time before he would speak.aad they had to bathe him with whisky and get him into bed. Dolsey ob tained the assistance of two other men to do mis, and during all their stay Mrs. Corkery never gave her husband as much as a look. Whan she had finished washing her dishes, she sat down and west to sewing, taking no interest whatever ia tho case. When Dolsey remarked that her coaduct was cold and unchrist ian, he touched a tenjer chord, and she replied: "II anybody wants to bang mem- selves, Is it any of my business?' Corkery said he would do it ana he tried to, but he still lives, and it is not impossible that the day will come when me two will be happy and sing like blue-jays on me top rail of a passing fence. Detroit Tree Prtu. Women as Decorative Artists. I do sot propose to argue the vexed question of political economy concerning the degree to which lux ury is justified by its distribution of capital among laborers, but it seems very clear that there can be no rea son to deplore me free or eves lav ish expenditures of the wealthy tat objects which axe not ia themselves pernicious. It has been one pecu liarly gratifying iscidestof the pas sion for decoration is mis country that it has been the means of open ing to womea beautiful and congeni al employments. Miss JekyL who was one of the first to take up this kind of work, attracted the attention of Mr.Leigh ton, Madame Bodidichon, and other artists by her highly artistic em broidery, and has since extended her work to repousse or ornamental brasswork especially sconces and many other things, bne cs,l hear, acasired sot oniy aisusction dui wealth by her skill, some specimens of which are exaiDitea is me inter national Exhibition atSouth Kensing ton this year. There also may be seen the work of other ladies who have followed ia her footsteps, some of the finest being by a Miss Leslie, a relative of the celebrated artist of that name. Indeed, (here has now been established is Sloase street, a school for embroidery, which she has succeeded is teaching and giv ing employment to a number of gen tlewomen who had been reduced ia circumstances. MisaPhilott, whose paintings have often graced me walls of exhibitions, and have gained the interest of Mr. Raskin, has of late bees painting beautiful figures on plaques, which, when me colors are burned ia by Minson, make orna ments that are eagerly sought for. A Miss Coleman has also gained great eminence for mis kind of work. Miss Levin, the young daughter of a well-known artist has displayed much skill ia designing and painting pots, plates, etc, with Greek or Pompeias figures. Many of these ladies have begun by undertaking such work as mis for personal friends, but have pretty generally found that the circle of those who desire such things is very large, and that their art is he'd is increasing esteem among unc-iltivated people. It is eves probable that the oid plan which our great grandmothers had of learniflg embroidery will be re vived is more important forms, and, with the pais. Log of china, to ha tanght as somethbg more than the accumplishmeat it was once thoubt Moncure D. Conway, in Marker' Jagain for 2?ovrb4f.