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VOL. XV.-NO. 23.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1884.
WHOLE NO. 751.
D.T. Maktyn. 31. 1). F. .1. Sciiuu, M. 1).
Drs. MAETYN & SCHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Loc.il Sunrcons. Union Pacific, O., N.
,fc 11. II. and ..t M.R. R's.
Consultation- in German and KnlMi.
Telephones at olliee and residence-.
COLUMBUS. - NEBRASKA.
i) imh'uiikkty,!. .,
pn ysi cia x a suji ceox.
JjTOllicc second door e.ist of pott-ouico.
I I". WII.WO, 31. .,
? I'll YSI CIA X .0 S I 'II CEOX.
Dix-ascs of women and children a spe
cialty. C'nuiitv physician. Olliee former
ly occupied liy" Dr. Ronestcel. Telephone
1.1. A AMIlltAlH-ill, ...
DEX'IA L PAUL Oli,
On corner of Eleventh and North street,
over Ernst's hardware store.
A TTOllNEYS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in (iluck ltuilding, llth street,
Above the New hank.
NOTARY rUK LIC,
lilh Street, 2 door went of lUmtuond House,
i a. ici:i:ti:it,
" A TTOIlNEY A T LA IF,
Olliee on olive St.. Columbus, Nebraska.
V. A. MACKEN,
Vorciyn and Domestic Liquors and
llth street, Columbus, Neh. .r"-v
A TTOHNEYS A T LA W,
Olliee up-stairs in Me A Mister's build
ing, llth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
.1. M. MACI'AltI.AM, 1. It. COWI'KIIY.
Attcrrsy isl lT:tiry rsWe. C:l!e:t:r.
LAW ANIi COLLECTION OFFICE
MACrARLAND & COWDBRY,
Columbus, : Xebraska.
s Bci:;vi:ie. 31. .,
(Sueeesxir to Dr. ( .;. A. llnllhor-t)
11 OM EOF A Til IC F II YSI CIA X A XI)
Regular graduate of two medical col
lege. Olliee Olive St.. one-half block
north of Hammond House. --Iy
J. .1. .HAlKillA.,
Justice, Count) Surveyor, Notary,
Land ami Collection Aycnl.
JSTTartics dciriHg -urvc ing done can
notifv me bv m.iil at l'latte Centre, Neb.
P ii. itUMCiii:,
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sell Harness. Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets. Curry Combo, Brushes, trunks,
valises, hiigg 'tops, cu-bious, carriage
trimmings. Arc, at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs, pn mptly attended to.
i ii. iawki:i;i:,
" UEI'UTI CO. Sl'IlVEYOJi.
Will do general surveying i l'latte
and adjoining counties. Olliee with S. C.
COI.UIltls, ... NKltUAMCA.
a week at home. i.H outfit
free. Pa absolutely sure. No
risk. Capital not reiuireu.
Keader, if vou want business
at which persons of either sex, young or
old, can make great pay all the time they
work, with absolute certainty, write for
particulars to 11. II allot & Co., Tort
C0XT11A CTOll FOE ALL KIXDS OF
MA SOX W011K.
Ofkick, Thirteenth St., between Olive
and Nebraska Avenue. Residence on the
corner of Eighth and Olive.
All Work Guaranteed
JS. MURDOOK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have bad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
AM kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is. Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestimateforyou. tSTShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store, Columbus. Nebr. 483-v
o. c. shannon,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
ISTShop on Eleventh Street, opposite
lleintzV Urui Store. -IK-y
LAX1) AXD IXSUL'AXCF. AC EXT,
His lands comprioe some line tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, anil the north
ern portion ol PHtte county. Taxes
paid for non-residcxito. Satisfaction
guaranteed. -! y
lOI.U.tl HI'S PACUIIU VO.,
COLPITIS US, - NEB.,
l'acker.o and Dealers in all kinds of Hog
product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hogs
Directors. K. II Henry, Prest.; John
Wiggius, See. and Trcas.; L. Gerrard, S.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
l'lans and estimates supplied for cither
frame or brick buildings. Good work
fumranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
t. Iul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. .r2 timo.
J. B. Moncrief, Co. Snpt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates', and
for the transaction of auy other business
pertaining to schools. 667-y
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children's Trunks, Thermometers,
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girls, Tool chests for boys. Ten-pin sets
for boys, Tooth picks, Tin toy.
VIOE1NS and strings, Vases.
WOODRRIDGE Organs, Work bas
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case), Webster's dictionaries. Weather
glasses, Work boxes. Whips for boys,
Wagons for boys, What-nots, Wooden
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examine and be convinced it is the best
book published. Agents wanted to can
vass in Nebraska. 14-Sm
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Bomi mht&j iyrf . TWyiwnlj imlili.irf
wfcathlill fuMii, hptCaW. lphin,a
CASH CAPITAL, - $75,000
LeANDKK (.lERUAKIl, Prcs'l.
(Eo. W. Hulst, Vice 1' res' I.
Julius A. Rkkd.
U. II. IlENKY.
J. E. Tasicku, Cashier.
Bank of Deplt, DInceB
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S3TInBurance, Passage Tickets and
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1-All kinds of FRUITS in their sea
son. Ordcr. promptly tilled.
lltli Street, Columbnt, Nebr.
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
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&c, Picture Frames and
tSTItepairing of all kind of Upholstery
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of making more money in a few days than
you ever thought possible at any busi
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start you. You can work all the time or
iu spare time only. The work is univer
sally adapted to both sexes, young and
old.' You can easily earn from ."() cents to
$.1 every evening. That all who want
work may test the business, we make
this unparalleled otfer; to all who are not
well satisfied we will send $1 to pay for
the trouble of writing u. Full particu
lars, direetions, etc., sent free. Fortunes
will be made by those who give their
whole time to the Work. Oreat success
aholutely sure. Don't delay. Start now.
Address stinson & Co., Portland, Maine.
A WORD OF WARnriXG.
J7ARMERS, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do well to
remember that the "Western Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co." of Omaha is the
only company doing business in this state
that insures Hores, Mules and Cattle
aaint los by theft, accidents, diseases,
or injury, (as also against !os? by tire and
lightning). All representation?, by agents
of other Cniiipanie.-. to the contrary not
withlanding. HENRY OARN, Special A"t,
r-y Columbus, Neb..
13ut a Grraiici Success.
1 P. IIRIC.HAM'S AUTOMATIC WA
Vj terTrounh for tock. lie refers to
rvcrv man who has it in use Call on or
leave order at corgi Yale's, opposite
OehlrichV grocery. i'-iim
Livery and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public with
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
conducts a sale stable. 44
I Statt a Menrat Sts..Cfckaf..
1 far Is!. JW nc. 210 Earn'
I of IhiiimU. Sate. Cmfm, felt'
PaiMi. buirta. CirliM
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itab, rjKiJry nw wk jufwsg
Jiuurbfa, - iKiaa lulnnw w "l-
fit. i m luM nri. iu
National Bank !
Paid In Capital,
Surplus and Profits,
OFriCERS and niuKcrotcd.
SAM'L C. SMITH. Vice IVcaV.
O.T. ROEX. Cashier.
.1. Y. EARLY,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
Foreign and Inland Exchange, Passage
Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans.
COAL & LIME!
J.E. NORTH & CO.,
Rork Spiiig Coal, S7.00 per Ion
Carbon (Wyoming) Coal G.UO "
Eldon (lowu) I'oul 3.50 "
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
Improved and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing Lands and City
Property for Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Lony Time and low rate
ETFinal nroof made on Timber Claim,
Homesteads and Pre-emption.
J3TA1I wishing to buy land of any de
scription will please call and examine
my list of lands before looking else where
3f"All having lands to sell will please
call and give me a i!e.criptiou, term ,
37"I a'io am prepared to insure prop
erty, as I have the agency of several
lirst-class Fire insurance companies.
F. W. OTT, Solicitor, speaki German.
N AMI! HI. C. .SMITH,
:i0-tf Columbus, Xebraska.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AXD WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMli US, NElt.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacilic, and Midland Pacini:
R. R. Lands for sale at from$3.0" to$().nit
per acre for cash, or on live or ten year.
time, in annual payments to .uit'piir.
chasers. We have al.-o a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for salt; at low price and
on reasonable terms. Alsohusimisf and
rcsidenco lot- in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
All kinds of Repairing
obs, etc., made to order,
and all work (jnar-
Abo sell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers, Beapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and 8elf-hinders the '
Shop opposite the "Tatteraall,
Olive it., COLUMBUS. 26-m
MY LITTLE WIFE.
Mattiehad a fiery temper, but that
was her worst fault. When she mar
ried Marsh Hunter, people said :
"She'll make his life a warm busi
ness for him."
But Mattie thought differently.
"I'll show them what a triumph of
love will work. I'll teach them I'm
not the vixen I seem.
And so she married him. The
wedding was a very pleasant affair
something- to look back to as long as
they lived. Mattie looked very sweet
in her new white Swiss. Iler long,
jetty curls trembled and shone in the
brilliant light, her eyes sparkled like
twin stars, and her soft cheeks were
mantled in softer blushes as eho
leaned trustingly on tho strong arm
of tho stalwart man who was to bo
her puard and guide through lifo.
Tho honeymoon was rich with the
pleasures of new-marricd life to the
bumble pair; but tbo time soon came
when tho brido must leavo the old
roof-trco for tho untried realities of a
home of her own. This was the first
sorrow the trial of leaving homo
and mother but it was fleeting, for,
in the excitement of the "setting up"
housekeeping in tho white cottage on
'Squire Blackburn's farm, the little
sorrow was drowned.
It was very funny, and Marsh
laughed aud Mattio laughed, when
just they two sat down to the little
new tablo and ate the viands pre
pared by Mattie's own hands.
Everything was new and strangely
sweet. Everything went on nicely,
and Mattie was triumphant. But all
things earthly must change. Tho
weather grew warm and the kitchen
hot, and one of tho hottest days of tho
season Mattie had the headache, and
the supper must be ready at 5 o'clock.
Mattio tried to get it ready, but
burned her wrist; then she burned
the bread. Then she looked at the
clock, and saw that it had stopped,
and looking out at the door she saw
'Is supper ready ?" he asked, and
she blurted out something, and they
had their first quarrel.
Oh, dear me, the first quarrel. How
sorry it made the poor little womau.
But Marsh looked sullen, and went
oil' without kissing her. They never
talked that quarrel over, simply be
cause they were both too proud to
broach the subject. After that quar
rels came oftener and easier. They
did not mean to quarrel, but some
how angry words would come up.
Alter awhile a littlo boy came to
their household, and it seemed for a
month or two a good deal liko tho
well-remembered honeymoon ; but
Mattie's wretched temper would fly
to pieces again, aud the happiness
"It's curious we can't get along
without so much quarreling,''" said
Marsh, one winter day.
Mattie felt the tears in her eyes in
a moment, and her heart softened
towards Marsh, and she was about to
confess her failings and ask forgive
ness, when ho continued
"It's all your hateful temper, Mat
tic you know it is."
That was enough, and what was
meant to be a reconciliation was sim
ply another quarrel.
"Oh, dear me ; it is my wretched
temper I know it is," sobbed Mattie
after Marsh went out, "but he needn't
have said so."
"If I only wasn't so blunt," said
Marsh to himselt with a sigh.
So things went lrom bad lo worse.
Little mistakes were imagined into
The neighbors had their li'.! of gos
sip about the matter, and, family, one
day when Marsh was away, Mattie
thought the thing over.
"I am it wretched little nuisance,"
she said menially ; "I don't know
why I am so, either, but I cannot
help it!" she said, despairingly, her
eyes filling with tears. "I've a great
mind to take Neddie and go home,
and stay there. My shame couldu't
Joe any greater than it is."
She clasped the baby close in her
arms ; aud the tears tell fast on his
Her heart seemed bursting within
her, but she wrapped the child iu her
shawl, and with a quickening step
she lied the place and hurried across
the snow-covered fields to her moth
er's. "What's tho matter, child ?'' asked
her mother, as Mattie, pale and shiv
eriug, appeared at the door.
"Don't ask me, mother," sobbed the
wretched little woman.
"You ain't left home?"
"Yes, mother, forever." '
"Don't say that to me. You shall
go back thin instaut," said her mother,
thinking of the scandal that was sure
to follow such a proceeding by her
"Oh don't, mother," and Mattie
looked the picture of dewpair.
'Tell me about it, my child," said
the mother, melted into tenderness by
l he look.
Then Mattie, through her tears, told
her mother all, and ended with these
"But oh, mother, I do love him, the
lather ol my child I love him, but ho
docHi't understand mu. If he could
hut understand me!" and she tell sob
bing beside her mother's knee.
"Let me advise you, my child,"' said
the mother, poflly'fdrokiiig her daugh
ter's glosi-y hair. "I've passed through
it all, :ud I'll tell you n. secret. Theic
is uituoHt certain to bo mistakes come
up between husband and wile, and
otten words are spokeu that are re
gretted a moment, afterward, but, my
child, such a word can do no harm, if
repented of and a confession made.
If you have said anything to wound
your husband'H feelings, no matter
what he may have said to you, go and
tell him joii are sorry, and I know
that he will not ouly forgive you, but
will beg you to forgive him. The
hour that follows will be more de
lightful than the hour of your wed
ding. Let me tell you a little instance
in my own life."
And her mother told of one of
Ihofe littlo family differences that
come up between so many worthy
couples. The story ended so pleas
antly that it soothed the tempest in
the breast ol the heartsick daughter.
After the slory was done, Mattie
still kneeled, resting her tired head
on her mother's knee. Her mother
stroked her glossy hair in silence for
a quarter ot an hour, but Mattie's
thoughts were busy. Suddenly she
arose, took her child into her arms
and wrapped it close iu her shawl,
she prepared to go.
"Where are you going, my child ?"
asked her mother.
"To make my confession," ans
wered Mattie, through her tears.
"Heaven bless you!" said her
Whcu Marsh Hunt came homo that
night, a pretty 6ccno met his viow.
Tho fire was burning brightly on tho
hearth, and before it stood Mattie,
dressed in a neat calico wrapper,
with snowy collar and culls, and a
scarlet how of ribbon at her throat.
Baby sat on his pallet before the fire,
crowing lustily, and beating the floor
with a tin rattle.
Supper was on the table, and the
tea whs steaming on tho hearth.
Marsh was cold, but such a scene
warmed htm. Ho wont straight to
tbo pallet and commeucod a romp
with the baby. Mattio wont anJ
knelt there, too, determined to make
her confession ; but sho did not kuow
how to commence It was very easy
to think of beforehand, but when the
time came sho was lost. Thore was
an awkward pause; then both spoko
at ouco :
"Mattie, I've been"
"Marsh, I'm sorry "
Their eyes met, and each saw tho
tenderness in thoao of the other; all
was now told in an instant. Both
mado their confession.
Marsh opcucd his arms and Mattie
fell sobbing on his breast, while baby
looked on in amazoment. From that
hour thoy were tho happiest of
fleaet Iefjlulaterii Wasted.
Although we have nominated the
presidential, congressional and slato
candidates, a largo portion of tho
people of Nebraska have, yet to per
form the most important work of tho
campaigu. We refer to the nomina
tion ot legislative candidates. Tho
people demand that they shall bo
represented in the state legislature by
men who will serve their interests
rather thau those of corporate
monopolies, aud yet the people, when
the nominations come up. are too apt
to accept a candidate without thor
oughly investigating his record and
ascertaining his views. They are too
apt to take everything for granted.
ll the people were as careful iu
selecting their candidates and exact
ing pledges from them as the rail
roads are in choosing their political
tools and candidates, there would be
no fear that, when the peoplo did
win, they would be sold out by their
chosen representatives. But the anti
monopoly question is not the only
thing to be considered in the choice
of legislative candidates. Thero are
always some mercenary wretches
who, by intrigue and false pretenses,
manipulate primaries and conven
tions and seek an election to tho leg
islature for no other purpose than to
sell out at the first opportunity. The
people of Lancaster county have been
compelled at every session of the
legislature to submit to blackmailing
schemes on the part of such scoun
drels who continually threaten them
with "capitol removal." The result
is that the Lancaster delegation ia
forced to make the most corrupt
combinations with jobbers and
thieves for the sake of securing ap
propriations which the people of their
county .deserve and arc entitled to.
Under the circumstances we cannot
blame Lancaster county. Every
member from that county, however,
becomes an abject wretch, as he is
forced to do everything against his
own honest convictions in order to
please his constituents. What wo
want is honest aud capable men in
t iio legislature, aud it rests with the
people to elect such representatives.
Am UbIcbowb Hero.
Deep down in a mine, Ward Icy
Colliery, Newcastle, Eugland, there
is a brave boy who deserves to be
called a hero. In a situation of sud
den peril he used precautions which
prevented a dreadful explosion,
simply by behaving with courage
and presence of mind.
He noticed that his lamp flared up,
a suro sign of the presence of dan
gerous gas. Had he hastily rushed
away, his light might have burst
through the wire gauze which sur
rounds a miner's lamp, and setting
fire to the gas, caused a heart-rending
The lad did nothiug so silly. When
questioned by the superintendent as
to how he had found out that there
was gas in the neighborhood where
he was at work, he replied, "Because
my lamp flared."
""And what did you do then ?"
asked the gentleman.
"I took my pricker, and pulled
down the wick, hut I lie lamp still
"Well, my boy, how did you man
"Why, I put (he lamp inside my
jacket, and covered it up tight, aud
the light went out.
Of courso tho lamp could not burn
without air. To think of the right
thing lo do, aud then promptly to do
it, boys, that is what makes the dif
ference between a common man and
a hero. This little fellow, whose
name is not mentioned Mick, or
Ted, or Jack has in him the making
of a grand man, cool, resolute and
Fortunately there was an overseer
near him ; who, when he heard from
the lad about his lamp, went bravely
through the gas, in total darkness,
aud i open a door, the closing ol
which had forced the gas into the
mainways of the mine.
All honor lo I hem both. farjcr's
Kilty thousand people cheered (Jen.
Logan at Akron, O., yesterday. The
whole co u ii try for miles around
turned out to greet him, and S,(XK1
uniformed members ol the Maine aud
Logan Clubs paraded in his honor.
It was the greatest meeting ever held
iu that section of the Slate. The Il
linois Senator's reception was cor
dial and hearty. After the parade
was over (Jen. Logan addressed an
audience of from 12,000 to 15,000 on
the tariff issue in a tent creeled for
that purpose. (Jen. Beaver. Maj. Mc
Kinlcy, Congressman E. B. Taylor,
aud (Jen. W. H. Gibson also address
ed the meeting. At Akron, Gen.
Logan was the guest of Lewis Miller,
one of the most extensive man
ufacturers of Ohio, who four years
ago supported I he Democratic ticket,
but who is now for Blaine aud
hogAU. Chicago 'Tribune Sept. 24.
Tke Story of His Marrimg with. Misa
New Yokk, September 19. Hon.
Walter Phelps takes the responsibili
ty of giving to tho public tho follow
ing private letter, addressed to him
nearly two weeks ago :
Augusta, Me., Soptember G. My
Bear Mr. Phelps: I have your favor
of the 4th advising mo that the cou
tiuuous invention and wido circula
tion of evil reports render it advisablo
(in your judgment) not to await tho
slow process ot the law, but to speak
directly to the public in my vindica
tion. In this opinion manv others.
on whose judgmont I rely, concur. I
shrink instinctively from tho sugges
tion, although I feel sure I could
strengthen the contidouce of all who
feel friendly to me by bringing to
view tho simple thread of truth which
is coucealcti in this endless tissue of
falsehood. You can imagiuo how
inexpressibly paiuful it must bo to
discuss ono's domestic lifo iu tho
press, although I think with you that
undor tho circumstances I .could
count upon tho generosity of tbo
public to justify a statement which
otherwise might seem objectionable
I cau in any event safely commit the
facts to you for porsonal communica
tion to those friends who have taken
so delicate and so considerate an
interest in my affairs. The leisure
hours of to-day when our campaign
is ended and we wait only for the
election, gives me tho opportunity
for this prompt reply, and for the
following essential details: At
Georgetown, Ky., in tho spring of
1843, when I was but 18 yoars of ago,
1 first met tho lady who for more
than -thirty-four years has been my
wife. Our acquaintance resulted at
the eud of six months in an engage
ment which, without the prospect of
speedy marriage, we naturally sought
to keep to ourselves. Two years
later, in the spring of 1850, when I
was maturing plans to leave my pro
fession Iu Kentucky and establish
myself elsewhere, I was suddenly
summoned to Pennsylvania by the
death of my father. It beiug very
doubtful if I could return to Ken
tucky, I was threatened with an
indefinite separation from her who
possessed my entire devotion. My
oue wish was to secure her to myself
by an indissolable tie against every
possible contingency in life, and on
the 30th day of Juno, 1850, just prior
to my departure from Kentucky, we
were, in the presence of chosen and
trusted friends, united by what .1
knew was, in my native state of
Pennsylvania, a perfectly legal form
of marriage. On reaching home I
found that my family, 'and especially
my bereaved mother, strongly dis
countenanced my business plans as
involving too long a separation from
home and kindred. I complied with
her request, that I should resume, at
leaBt for a time, my occupation in
Kentucky, whither I returned in tho
latter part of August. During the
ensuing winter, induced by misgiv
ings which were increased by legal
consultations, I became alarmed lest
a doubt might be thrown upon the
validity of our marriage by reason of
non-compliance with the law of tho
state where it had occurred, for I had
learned that the laws of Kentucky
made a license, certified by the clerk
of the county court, an indispetibible
requisite of a legal marriage. Alter
much deliberation aud with an anx
ious desire to guard iu the most
effectual manner against any em
barrassment resulting from our posi
tion, for which I alone was responsi
ble, we decided that the simplest and,
at the same time, the surest way, was
to repair to Pennsylvania and have
another marriage service performed.
This was done iu the presence of
witnesses in the city of Pittsburg, in
the month ot March, 1851, but was
not otherwise made public for ob
vious reasons. It was solemnized
only to secure indisputable validity.
The first marriage my wife and my
self alwayB held sacred. At the ma
ture age of 54, 1 do uot defend the
wisdom or prudence of a secret mar
riage, suggested by the ardor aud the
inexperience of youth ; but its honor
and its purity were inviolate, as 1
believe, in the sight of God, and can
not be made to appear otherwise by
the wicked device) of men. It
brought to me a companionship which
has been my chief happiness from
boyhood's years to this hour, and has
crowned me with whatever of success
I have attained in life. My eldest
child, a son, was born in his grand
mother's house on the 18th day of
June, 1881, in the city ot Augusta,
Maine, and died in her arms three
years later. His ashes repose iu the
cemetery of his native city, beneath a
stone which recorded his name aud
tho limi'H of his innocent life. That
stone, which had stood for almost an
entire generation, has been recently
defaced by brutal aud sacreligiotis
hands. As a candidate for the presi
dency, I know that I should encoun
ter many forms of calumny and per
sonal defamation, but I confess that I
did not expect to be called upon to
defend the name a beloved aud hon
ored wife, who Is a mother and a
grandmother; nor did I expect that
the grave ol my little child would be
cruelly desecrated. Against such
gross forms of wrong, the law gives
no adequate redress, and I know that
in the end my most effective appeal
against the unspeakable outrages
which I resist must be to the noble
manhood and noble womanhood of
America. Your friend, very sincere
ly, .Tamks (I. Bi.aink.
From a contractor just iu from the
Valentino extension tho reporter
learns that the sub-contractors are
opening up; the work continuously to
the fiftieth mile west of Valentine,
aud that some work, hut not contin
uously, is open beyond that. Thero
are already 400 teams and about 1000
shovelcrs on the work. It is now ex
pected to finish tho ninety miles of
grading this season, though no
bridging or track laying is to bo done
before spring. Hay is plenty and not
very high all along the work. Oats
are SO cents at Valentine, aud must
be wagoned to the front. The wages
are $8.50 per day for teams. Sioux
"IFe believe that evey where the
protection to a citizen of American
birth must be secured to citizens of
American adoption." . Itepublican
Elopements appear now to be epidemic.
Powell Clayton is goi
tog on tho
stump for Blaino in Ohio.
Some weathor wiso peoplo predict
a short fall aud a sevcro wiuter.
It is claimed that tho Mormon
church has an incomo of $2,000,000 a
Tho United States now furnishes
ono-half of the world's supply of gold
Judgo Drummoud has asked the
President to rcliovo him at once of
Mayor Low, of Brooklyn, has at
last stated that ho will support tho
Seven members of tho forty-uiuth
cougress have now beeu chosou, aud
all of thorn aro Republicans.
J. B. Chaso of tho Ohio Democratic
State Committee, baa rosiguod, aud
will support Blaine and Logan.
The labor question ia becoming
serious at Cincinnati. Nevor boforo
were so many men out of employ
ment. Miss Julia Wheeler killed a largo
rattlesnake in North Carol i us. His
snakeship'a beautiful skin, made into
a belt, uow adorna Miss Julia's waist.
Last Saturday, for the first time in
forty-soveu years, thero were no
femalo prisoners brought before tho
police magistrate in tho New York
Tombs Polico Court.
The supreme court of Iowa has do-
cided that the act appropriating f 5,000
to aid the farmers' association iu its
litigation against the barb-wire com
panies is constitutional.
The Mother Superior, Mary F. II.
Walde, founder ot tho order ot Sis
tors ot Mercy in America, died iu a
convent at Manchester. N. II., tho
other morning, aged 74 years.
A general mileage ticket good on
all the roads of tho Unitod States, ia
proposed, and was to bo considered
by the general passenger agents at
thoir convention iu Boston last weok.
The present prices of wheat aro
claimed to bo tho lowest Known in
Chicago for fourteen years, the lowest
kuown in Now York for thirty-thrco
years, and tho lowest ever known in
Southern papers, politicians and
people tako more interest in the tariff
question than is mauifest anywhere iu
the North. It is a wonder they don't
cast their votes with the party that
favors a tariff.
It is claimed that nearly all the
crops are big this year, sugar and
rice being the most notable excep
tions. The Florida orange crop is
estimated at 1,000000 boxes :J50,000
more than last year.
Miss Mary Foust, of Graham, N. C,
was uot long ago latally nmugled by
a neighbor's bulldog while gathering
fruit in her own orchard. How
'range that boys aud some men will
stili insist on raining such lierco ani
mals. Emerson lived to he seventy-nine
years old, Bryant lo be over eighty,
Ilaliack to be -cvciity-sovcn, and
Whittier is now seventy-seven. Low
ell, the youngest of what may be
termed the classic American pouts, is
sixty-live. l)r. Holmes is seventy
five. The public is still watting for an
explanation of tho Cleveland scandal.
Some action or explanation is again
promised by the frieuds of Cleveland,
and it is now reported iu New York
that steps are to be takeu to punish
the editor of tho Buffalo paper who
brought out the scandal.
Everything, including the scandals,
thus far, is working iu favor of James
G. Blaine. He is able and willing
and docs give a full statement and
explanation which leaves no moral or
criminal stain upon his character.
Cleveland don't want to or cannot ex
plain his scandal, and the public still
clamor for an explanation.
One afternoon of last week an earth
quake shock was felt forcibly in parts
of the city of Detroit. It hinted ten
seconds, violently jarring buildings
and badly frightening the citietu.
Many place iu Michigan, Indiana
aud Ohio, and even extending as far
east as Wheeling, W. Va., and as far
north as Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio.
The board of managers of the na
tional homes for disabled soldiers
held a mecling the other day at Day
ton, Ohio, to listen to the arguments
of tho committees lor the establish
ment of the western branch home.
Senator Mandorson was present and
spoke in favor of Nebraska's claims
for the location of tho home. Noth
ing definite is known in regard to the
location, but it is probable it given to
Nebraska it will be located at Beatrice.
The other day in New York lit.
Kcv. J. Corlcy, Catholic priest at
West Point, called on Mr. Blaine and
presented him with a gold-headed
cane, voted to the Republican candi
date for president by 1,WK) 'majority
at a fair of the West Polut Catholic
church. Shortly after leather Cor
leyV departure a delegation of cler
gymen to the number of about ninoty,
paid their respects to Mr. Blaine.
They represented churches in New
York City, Brooklyn, Jersey City,
Newark, N. J., and Connecticut.