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   Scandia Republic (Newspaper) - April 4, 1877, Scandia, Kansas                                Devoted to tbe Interests of the Homesteaders of Northwestern TERMS 50 inquire at Several a ride last new paper The at Pairbnry are and her ald tie Spring with tweet of wtW gotnff passed over town last Fri The farmers are hard at work sowing artU preparing their ground for thunder and light ning last and This was tlie first Spring and the grass begins to FFfDOWNl ILL MlssDafrydowndilly has come on In her green polonaise and yellow silk Shes as slim as tbe trimmest lady of Neither pannier nor ponf and trimmings all But the yellow silk thats the of her When you once have seen you wont think of her dress And where in the world she ever has bought Ill warrant that you never can guess For Ive heard tftat she made itherself out of With pipings and trimmings of yellowest Andf really believe it as I While the wonderful quillings and lutings un She must have been weaving it all the long In heir dark little chamber hidden away And had It all through snowstorms and To start on her Journey the first sunny And now that rebini are piping their nest songe Dotting the meadows with Miss Daflydowndilly has come to my garden To short Is she Tlsiting yon Young BY ttie left She could not tell in the dark ness whether ahe had taken the proper Hard by was a rushing sound as of Danger The railroad was somewhere at SntlthoughMaggief elt that the world was a poor she did not feel ready to meet death Ill juat drou down in the graas the poor And God between ine and If 1 could find a of hay be aeomforti She stretched peering through the and her fool struck aome Io6se branches that lie up on the with a cracking Whats a voice very near her iff a Ita said an other with your The train will be along in fifteen Up with that Hi I Well have them this Hold your aaid the Youre half I tell thought it was a And now who had sunk flat upon the know Those who whispered near her were train Ill make no Ita none of my But lying in the the sharp strokes of steel on her ear r ahe could not forget And sud denly it came upon her that ifr waa neithjsr jaore nor leas than ttmrdetthat ahe waiting there to aeerthat m lying quiet Vhile it was done But let me Btay until It ia dreary and dark along the Ive nd place to go but Widdow and thats miles Sq spoke a wornlooking wom standing on the threshold of a well todo farmers juat as the laat raya of light were fading from the even he person she spoke a large woman m a flowered dress and white the mistreas of the house away came at nighV it seenis to and you can go at night You dont 4 never saw such in my And Jane Smith is anjl jfor the and cant expect a tidy girl with paid you fpryomythree days ried ma butof iny senses since youve been and I cant keep you another night andl the the soon er youll get it thats andyou are mistress in your own house God its not a dog Id be drivin out at Then she tied her little in the cornerof a pocket handkerchief and walked away out of the gate and the not looking back fler heart was heavy as and she angry at a world that hail Men to Threeyears since Pat went she said toherselff from Hes no doubt its the last kind word Ive I wasnt shiftless and good f9r nothing to often Id change you for npbpdys he was the man me when I wasi laded andworn but with the hard Uvm and rarin and loain the k cheeks l courtin he was a boy where did you ail She turned and shook her fiat back abthe hoMd naff just only a bit the ropf visible over rising ground hearfc was aching for the ohil der and for said but you have no patience if a pertatie was burnt or a not You sent put with the night Bad luck to ye and to all your Then she plodded on again but the woman she had left was not as bad as she had in thrift and tidiwsasshe qnderBtantf this careless She knew at her or the her forget the actually half of her get her out oi her She agreat mistake to hire a the road andshe had Siala fierand visiblea rags and pd4s gether in an old flannel boat be Here gan to lobsB We and therja she flaw lights promise to ttshe tQthe Wldewi that who took the 1 re watf it or to REPUBLIC APRIL BELLVIIjLK Established ingqu I to do Mag am I to Its my nothing 3od forgive me Ill not do it but wha loP How will I stop them P own death Ill bring about else And just then the sound of a steam whistle fair away caught the The train was for them said the voice she had heard Come into the She heard them tramp and arose to her feet and looked about There was no house in sight and no help Suddenly a thought struck She had matches in her and her dress was would burn like In a moment more she had torn it off and had the matches in her As she struck a light she heard a pistol see she and held the match against the old and as it caught flourished it over her She felt a bullet whiz by her another struck but now the glare was and the train was close at she rushed towards waving her bortftng Thank God they saw The train slackened its pace it Men with lanterns in iheir hands sprang and hurried owards And the old burnt to dropped to the and she sank beside the blood flowing from a wound in her bent over I cant Showyou the but its rip ped them the Tjhen she When ahe came to herself ahe waa by he and lights fell pver and she heard people talking of the hairbreadth escape they had had and of her risked death to save said one You shall be reward My little children were with And I am going to meet my aaid a not let me forget you if I have so ungrateful a You ahall be well cared for and when you arewell you ahall never mow V saidaripthar voice one thathsoundedfamiliarto I am not but Id have been loath to be killed Im just n the road to whatlve been seeking found out yesterday where my missus Im goin to breakin her heart for I havent much but theres a couple o1 pounda if youll take good wom and Gods or the Bake Maggie that youve saved from bein a And a strong hand folded over her weak and would have left money in but she caught it Its Pat she cried come iaok at Dont you know PatP V And two arms folded her close and the poor soul who had tramped the desolate and an hour was happy as angels are in ood luck o you to be a flagmans and live n a little cottage on the but ie thinks It nd Pat she often how Ittle did I think when Satan was in my ieartf and I was willing to lie still and et happen what might to the heartless what I was doirig to mycelf and to you and after its kind learts they and gave you the illi gant and me the and the Gapfl faoktb On the arrivaJfoithe steamship Bal on says Balti whose names were not aa were smug gle some articles purchased by them in found rifling The female was ex amined by the lady ex who discovered tied in her pullback Tlfe on aylng the proper discharged A SLEEPINGCAB BT BEET It was in a Pullman sleeping oar on a Western After that first plunge intounconsciousness the traveler takes on getting into his I awakened to the dreadful revelation that I had been asleep only two The greater part of a long winter night was before me to face with stating Finding it impossible to I lay there wondering of for the Pullman sleep ingcar blankets were unlike other blankets why they were like squares cut out of cold buckwheat and why they clung to you when you turned and heavy on you without warmth why the curtains before you could not haVe been made being so thick and suffocating why it would not be as well to sit up all night half asleep in an ordinary passenger car as to fie awake all nighi ma But the snoring of my fellowpassengers answered this ques tion inthe With the recollection of last sights dinner weighipg on me as heavily and coldly as the I began wonder ing over the whole extent of the there no local disb why the bill of fare atrBataurant and hotel waa invariably only a weak reflex of the metropolitan hostelries why the entrees were only or Jess baffly cooked why the traveling American always was supposed to demand turkey arid cold cranberry sauce why the pretty waiter girl apparently shuffled your plates behind your back and then dealt them over your shoulder in as if they were a hand at and not alwavs a good one having done this she instantly re tired to the nearest and gazed at you as one who would Fair though I am proud if dost imagine that I would permit un due familiarity of And then I began to think of and dread the coming breakfast to wonder why the ham was always cut half an inch and why the fried egg always re sembled a glass eye that visibly winked afe you with diabolical djppeptio sug gestions to wonder if the buckwheat the of which requires a certain degree of artistic preparation and would be brought in as usual one minute before the train And then I had a vivid recol lection of a at a breakfast station in frantically enwrapped his portion of this national pastry in his red bandan na took it uito the smok ing and quietly devoured it en Lying broad I could not help making some observations which L think are noti noticed by the day trav that the speed of a train equal or That at cer tain times the engine apparently starts and says to ttuL baggage train be hind this wont dp that ry thmical fashion which all meditation assumes on a rail way Exeijnpli gratia One r having raised my curtain to look overa moonlit snowy I pulled it down lines of a popular comjc song acjsjss Fatal error The train mOTqgMf took it and during the rest of ttie night I was haunted by this awful re frain Pull down the pull down the bellind somebodys kunf O dont be shooshoo Na turally this differs on the different rail On the New York where the roadbad is quite perfect and Ihis irreverent train give the worda of a certain popular revival hymn after this fashion Hold the for I Bnr SankeyMoody stingers wave the swish swosh back frpm klinkv klafflry Oh the tfew York and New where there are Ttnany end the engine whistles at every I have often heard make room for your wHoopy thats a little bumpity bumpity I fared little One starlit coming from we sljp by a virgin the opening lines 6f Evangeline flashed upon But all I could make of them was this This is the forest primevaleval the groves of the pinea and the hemlooks lockslookslooksloooooks If The train was ony slowing or bracing up ata Hence the jar thg fcatoaottced ajwoullar JSolian harp e ory tttat ran through the brain as we settled to rest at after a long an almost sigh of infinite a musical siglPithatr in 7and ran gradiialryup to I ihink most observant travelers have no Diced No railway official has ever given1 me a satisfactory ex planation of As the in jiapid is ward of a p gradualsettlingfoacfe bpdy tp a state of of ev ery poetical traveler would Four jojLookrtthe sound of boot r called that onoeiCThid upon a theiabsolute a caped there waa no relief from this suffocating andinsupportable loneliness to be gained I raised the window blind and looked We were passing a farm A evidently the lantern of a farm waa swung beside a the fainteat tinge of rose in the far at We had atopped at a Two menJyid got into the car and taken in the one vacant yawn Ing and oonversingina perfunctory aort of They eat Opposite each occasionally looking out of the but alwaya giving the stray impression that they were tired of caah others Aa I looked out of my curtaina at the Qtaf Man aaid with a feebly concealed yawn I reckon he was at one time aa popular an ondertaker ez I The Other Man inventing aqueation rather than givingan out of some languid aocial was yer had he lined the church P The One Man I dont know efe you might call him a purfeaain Christian but he he hed Wylie hed him under Et leaat that waa the way I got it from A dreary The Other Man feeling it waa incumbent on him to say why waa he popler ea an ondertaker P The One Man he waa kinder popler with widders and wid soothin em a kinder keerlesa way slung em authin here nd sometimea outer the sometimes outer ez a man of experience az eav very lost three wives and five children by thia yer new in I dont know the but thats what got The Other how did he looae his poplafityT The One thats tho ques You see he introduced some thinga into ondertakmg that waz He for a as he called of manniperlating the features of the The Other Man man niperlating The One Man struck with a bright and aggressive did ye ever notias generally speaking onhandsome a corpse is The Qther Man had noticed this The One Man returning to thia fact there waa Mary ez was daughter of my wifea bosom friend mighty pooty girl and a perfeasing of acarlet that waa one of the being my wifes that though I oughter say in that fetched all the way from establishment in filled with flowers and furbe seem to be of much and me a I and The Other Man in palpably affected I now I you this yer a way of correcting all just by H0Tofked over the face of the deceased ontil he perduced what the called a look of a sort of When he wanted to put in any extrysr he he reglar chargea tor this kind of ChriatianB want to at times it was a littld And Ive allers said alittie confidentially that I hed ez you worms of the yearth arid 1 relieved my mind to our but he didnt feel like inter ezlorigr ez it was confined to church But the other when Cy Dunham diediypn diB remember Gy DnnhamP A long interval of The Other Man was looking out of the and had apparently forgotten his com panion as I atretched my head out of the curtain I saw four other heads as eagerly reached out from other berths to hear the conclu sion of the One a female instantly disappeared on my look ing but a certain tremulous ness of her window curtain showed an unabatel The only two ut terly disinterested men were the Man and the other One Man detaching himself lan guidly the Cy Dun hamP Cy never hed hed either con or Uster get drunk and go with permiaouous Sorter prodigal son only a fur ez I kin judge from the suited to Cy one day petered out down at and was sent up yer for The of course didnt spare any on that funeral and it now between meVabout and firstplass extraysr He feed put onto s tape A1H ip with a Chriatianii s about tBe turniW uuuiiij wir tbar members antl4he3 pastor that line out ir b refleotiomframiihia f ace of the Other Man of the least desire to know What ultimately settled the unpopularity of the But from the curtains of the various berths several eager and one or two even wrathful faces anxious for the The Other Man lazily fecurriHg to the im on poplar The One Man I I knowin cautiously all the Widdecpmbe lost her two fTriohlhs shed been through the valley of the shadder of death bein her third mar hevin been John Barkers wid der The Other Man with an intense ex pression of youre fool in The One Man I was to appear before my Maker yes she was the widder of The Other I The this widder she put up a big funeral for the She hed and thet ondertaker just laid hisself Just spread Onfortu fortnately in the ways of of Widdecombes old a doctor up thar in Chica comes down to He goes up with the friends to look at the smiling a peaceful sort of heavenly and everybody sayin hes gone to meet and this yer friend turns short and sud on the widder settin in her and kinder as wimen all the compliments paid the and he says he W hat did you a ay your husband died marm she wiping her poor Consumption Consumption aez bo in a profane kind ef Chicago and not bein ever under Thet man died of Look Look at thet contortion of them facial Theta strych Thets risers flardonicus theta what he said was always says the is his last Itaa Christians Its And Ill yes we are ita Whod hev thought onto an Two or three anxious pas sengers froin their bertha look stranger Old man What be came of But the One Man and the Other Man had York Madame lo The announcement of the death of Madame Le Vert has a fueling of profound sadness in the minds of the many friends of the gifted lady in thia A life marked by auoh tragi cal eventvsuoh great and overwhelm ing alternations is seldom and While no one can really regret that the sorrows and sufferings of the past few yeara have many will miss the kindly the sympa thetic the gracious presence of one of the truest sweetest women that ever Madame Le Vert was as a She inherited very large for tunes both from her mother ana hus but of the million of dollars ia gold in of other millions in stocks and she never aaw a dol All was awept away in the and she was left with only her house in which three years after the uad wfesa ment of speculation was waa left valueless upon her that time aha has ed to support her family by giving read mode attended by unutterable labor and which ahe endured no word of complaint ever es caping her I can not phe I had so much at one period of my that I should be con tent to have nothing and were it not for my Poor woman it was her mothers heart that broke at She could not sur vive the loss of her eldest which occurred only a few months and whose dangerous called her from New York to she On the occasion of her readings in Long Childs Sent her and subsequently offered to of twentyfive to contribute this sum year for he conjaidiered it a that a woman so noted for her charliies and splendid hospitality when she had money should have to wrest livali from grudgjng hands by such hard But there was no sufficient response lib this offerj efibrlfeir through 1 Madame Le Vert was plished a marvelous capable conversing with ease and jrape in seven different She was never known in to pr disparagiiig to pi and doubtless pwea her ularity as iiiuclito her amiab her biher of thpse wornen of whom too thert iuiplkly Jook upon w thefiiplerp1 to said the is be PUNGENT THE oldest sort of fireescape on rec ord is the fond husband who lies abed AcooKDiim to a recent French writer a wingsdecrease as IT is said of a bankrupt Michigan firm The schedule of liabilities is fifteen feet long assets very A WOMAN in Oahkoah ground nearly ahalf of a shirt through a wringer lost Monday before diacover ing that her baby waa in j It was an awful strain on the LOOKING out upon the last uncalled for installment of a married man said When I die I want td go where there ia snow to His wife said she presumed he ALL the worlds a he ru and all the men and women merely and most of the plays are frotn too Before wo were Julia and I played and and now ita moatly Tem AN old gentleman took up a patent medicin almanac from a pile lying on a druggists at the same time asking the clerk these gratui toua to which the matteroff aobyoung man replied no thems alma Cant you read AN Albany ilamsel aaked one of her a atyllah drygoods at the breakfast Why is your mustache like my back He blushingly gave it when the an swer caused him to blush still more Because its all A PAKTT who recently lectured in Denver appeared to be somewhat dis aatiafied with his Did you i have a a sym pathetic No the authorities neglected to close the there waa not much of an DONT go to sleep during the first par4 of least pay him the compliment of aup i posing that he will be both instructive and after fifteen you feel you can go to with a quiet because you have givenhim a fair chance to keep and he couldnt do A SAOHAMENTAN who heard and read a great deal about the blueglass concluded that he would try it for He accprcjangly pro cured a dozen inserted tnehi in the window of his and tpok a according to the prescribed for three successive wife had been away from and when she returned she was delighted to hear that the new cure had done her husband a wondrous amount of He was eager to have her see the new and ahefelt curioaity on the subject but on entering the bathroom ahe burst into a fit of which was ex plained a moment later by feer ejacula tion Thais ypur mazarine blue glass that thats green He doesnt feel so well One of the Host Desperate Cacrlng Operations of the One of the moat desperate affrays which ever occurred in this country took place in the drugstoreof Sidney at about five miles from this on Tuesday af ternoon Billy Patterson and Joe the latter a son of Elba have been unfriendly forsome a fight between the two hasbeen pated for several Both are desperate and parties who know tha them were Batladud that wlum they metr in confliofr ihero would be na childs been engaged in a nptober of and Pfttterson out several that his life has if but by some miractilbnstshknce seemed he has Hla dangerous haa not improved hia course Hill has been regarded i i a dangetocs Kan and one aot afraid of fiend or The two met on Tuesday both Persons who became satisfied at once that they meitnt It was but a after meeting when iL 1 Maddened drew hia pocketknife and went to work to oarye upthe One of the moat deaperata fights of each inlwe moatterrib Th0 fight laatedrpnly a fey byjstaiiders gashedbodies and a most Biokening first onslaught both throats werecni cut but inot set J   

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