GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 147
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 28
Thursday morning, March 17, 1864
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WHAT CAME OF A VALENTINEA PRETTY STORY--------------(Concluded)
"By great efforts they had succeeded in keeping up till the 14th of February, 1858. On that morning a note of two thousand dollars came due. This was their last peril. That surmounted, they would be able to go on with assured confidence. But alas! this was the rock of which they had most apprehension. They had taxed their resources to the utmost. They had called upon their friends, but their friends were employed in taking care of themselves, and the selfish policy was the one required then. 'Lookout for number one' superseded the golden rule for the time being. As I have said, two thousand dollars were due on the first of February. 'How much have you got towards it?' asked Wilbur, as Stancy came in at half past eleven. 'Three hundred and seventy-five dollars,' was the dispirited reply. 'What! that all you could raise?' inquired his partner, turning pale. 'All. ''Are you sure you thought of everybody?''I have been everywhere. I'm fagged to death,' was the weary reply of Stancy, as he sank exhausted into a chair. 'Then the crash must come,' said Wilbur, with a gloomy resignation. 'I suppose it must. 'There was a silence. Neither felt inclined to say anything. For sixmonths they had been struggling with the tide. They could see shore, but in sight of it they must go down. At this moment a note was brought in by a boy. There was no postmark. Evidently he was a special messenger. It was opened at once by Mr. Wilbur, to whom it was directed. It contained these few words only: 'If Mr. Wilbur will call at No. ---Fifth Avenue, he will learn something to his great advantage.' There was no signature. John Wilbur read it with surprise, and passed it to his partner. 'What does it mean do you think?''I don't know,' was the reply, 'but I advise you to go at once,'' It seems to be a feminine handwriting,' said Wilbur, thoughtfully. 'Yes. Don't you know any lady on Fifth Avenue?''None. ''Well, it is worth noticing. We have met with so little to our advantage lately that it will be a refreshing variety. 'In five minutes John Wilbur jumped into a horsecar, and was on his way to No. --- Fifth Avenue. He walked up to the door of a magnificent brown house and rang the bell.
He was instantly admitted, and shown into the drawing room,superbly furnished. He did not have to wait long. An elegantly dressed lady, scarcely thirty, entered, and bowing, said, 'You do not remember me, Mr. Wilbur? ''No, madam,' said he in perplexity. 'We will waive that, then, and proceed to business. How has your house borne this crisis in which so many of our large firms have gone down?' John Wilbur smiled bitterly. 'We have struggled successfully till today,' he answered. 'But the end has come. Unless we can raise a certain sum of money by two, we are ruined. ''What sum will save you?' was the lady's question. 'The note due is two thousand dollars. Towards this we have but three hundred and seventy-five. ''Excuse me a moment.' said his hostess. She left the room, but quickly returned.'There,' said she, handing a small strip of paper to John Wilbur, 'is my check for two thousand dollars. You can repay at your convenience. If you should require more, come to me again.'
'Madam, you have saved us,' exclaimed Wilbur, springing to his feet in delight. 'What can have inspired in you such a benevolent interest in our prosperity?' Do you remember, Mr. Wilbur,' said the lady, 'a certain valentine, containing a ten dollar note, which you sent to a young girl occupying an attic room in your lodging house, eight years since?'' I do, distinctly. I have often wondered what became of the young girl. I think her name was Helen Morris. ''She stands before you,' was the quiet response. 'You, Helen Morris!' exclaimed Wilbur, starting back in amazement. 'You surrounded with luxury!''No wonder you are surprised. --- Life has strange contrasts. The money which you sent me seemed to come from God. I was on the brink of despair. With it I put my wardrobe in repair, and made application for the post of companion to a wealthy lady. I fortunately obtained it. Ihad been with her but two years when a gentleman in her circle, immensely wealthy, offered me his hand in marriage. I esteemed him. He was satisfied with that. I married him. A year since he died, leaving me this house and an immense fortune. I have never forgotten you, having accidentally learned that my timely succor came from you. I resolved, if fortune ever put it in my power, I would befriend you as you befriended me. That time has come. I have paid the first installment of my debt. Helen Eustace remembers the obligations of Helen Morris.' John Wilbur advanced, and respectfully took her hand. 'You have nobly repaid me,' he said. 'Will you also award me the privilege of occasionally calling upon you?' 'I shall be most happy,' said Mrs. Eustace, cordially. John took a hurried leave, and returned to his store as the clock struck one. He showed his delighted partner the check which he had just received. 'I haven't time to explain,' he said, 'this must at once be cashed.' Two o'clock came and the firm was saved---saved from their last peril. Henceforth they met with nothing but prosperous gales. What more? Helen Eustace has again changed her name. She is now Helen Wilbur, and her husband now lives at No. --- Fifth avenue. And all this came of a valentine."
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TO LEARN THE NURSERY BUSINESS"
Wanted by the undersigned, a young man 18 to 20 years of age, to learnhow to make and manage Hot Beds, Forcing Pits, &c., and how to Graft andGrow Trees, Plants, Shrubs, &c. Liberal inducements offered. Apply to D. Wilmot SCOTT
Galena, March 2d, 1862. No. 99 Main St."
"Strayed from the premises of the subscriber, near Hanover, Ill., a darkbrown mare colt, with one white hind foot, star on the forehead, threeyears old. It was last seen near Weston, Ill. Any person, by bringing said colt to the subscriber, will obtain the above reward. Jas.MARTIN, Hanover, Ill."
"GALENA INSURANCE COMPANY
Capital, . . . . $150,000.
FREDERICK STAHL, PRESIDENT
Wm. H. SNYDER, Secretary
Frederick Stahl, Director
E.A. Collins, Son & Co.L.S. FELT
Foster & STAHL
Wm. H. SNYDER
W. & J.M. RYAN
John H. HELLMAN
KLINGEL & QUAN
H. F. McCLOSKEY
LAFLIN, SMITH & Co.
S. CRAWFORD & Co.
GORDON & WILLIS
A, M. HAINES
Thomas H. GELSTON
Geo. W. BROWN
"TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
The undersigned, Administrators of the estate of Nicholas DOWLING, deceased, will apply to the County Court of Jo Daviess County, Ill., at the Court House, in said county, on the 21st day of March, 1864, for an order to compound or sell such debts, claims and demands belonging to said estate as are authorized by law to be compounded or sold. Henry F. McCLOSKEY, Adm'r; Susan E. DOWLING, Adm'x; Galena, Feb. 17, 1864
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GONE WITH THE SWORD
Messrs. H. S. TOWNSEND and S.T. NAPPER left last Tuesday evening for Nashville where they expect to meet Lieutenant-General Grant and present him with that beautiful sword in behalf of Jo Daviess County.
GEN. J.E. SMITH, Brigadier General John E. SMITH arrived home last Tuesday morning. He will remain here about one week. General Smith's bravery as an officer,and integrity as a citizen are too well known here to need any compliment from us.
S. CRAWFORD & CO.,
Wholesale Jobbers in DRUGS AND MEDICINES
No. 63 Main St., next door to Byrne House,Galena, . . . . . Illinois"
The undersigned, having removed their establishment to the large store, No. 63 Main Street, near the Steamboat Landing, and having just returned from the Eastern markets, where we have personally selected and purchased for cash, at lowest prices, a complete stock of goods in ourline. Our stock will be unusually large, comprising: DRUGS, MEDICINES,Chemicals, Instruments, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Oils, Brushes,Paines, Dye Stuffs, Window Glass, Putty, Painter's Diamonds, &c. All the popular PATENT MEDICINES at Manufactured Wholesale prices. We have also been appointed Wholesale Agents for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Jayne's Family Medicines, Bryan's Pulmonic Wafers, Dr. McClintock' Series of Family Medicines, Mexican Mustang Liniment, Sloan's Medicines, Graffenberg Medicines, etc., etc. We offer to sell Tilden & Nephew's celebrated Varnishes at New YorkPrices, to the trade, and have always on hand Fahnestock & Co.'s Pittsburg Pure White Lead, the finest in quality in the market, and warranted full weight. Having perfected arrangements for keeping on hand a large supply of the following staples: White Lead, Colored Paints, Linseed Oil, Buring Fluid, Spirits of Turpentine, Varnishes, Window Glass of all sizes, Putty, Alcohol, Lard, Whale, Carbon, Kerosene and Sperm Oil., PAINTERS MATERIALS, &c., &c., They will be constantly receiving during the season a supply of the above, and offer to the trade a larger stock and at lower prices than any house west of Chicago, and at prices as low as can be had in that market, adding freight., &c. We offer the above Goods for CASH, at lower prices than heretofore ruling in this market, and would solicit a personal examination of the stock, which for purity and price cannot fail to give satisfaction."S. CRAWFORD & CO.
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Reported Exclusively for the Galena Daily Gazette
From Washington. Washington, March 15. "There is some contradiction as to the action of the Government in reference to exchanges. The facts are these: Some weeks ago Commissioner Ould notified Butler that at a certain date he would declare all paroled prisoners exchanged and that Butler might do the same, to which Butler acceded and issued an order as suggested by Ould, which was at once countermanded by our Government. Butler then made the percentage arrangement, and the Government stopped that. Notwithstanding semi-official contradictions the plan of exchange adopted by Butler has been rejected by the War Department and exchanges on that basis have been stopped."
Ft. Monroe, March 14"
Twenty-three rebel prisoners, who were captured in a recent raid on the Peninsula, arrived here to-day, and 14 yesterday. The Gatling Gun was tested to-day by the officers of the 3d Pa. artillery at this place, and is pronounced the most effective weapon; it throws 200 shots per minute. The Russian officers witnessed the experiment and were highly gratified."