The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 18, 1878, Image 1

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Proprietors and Publishers.
t"OiUce in the JOUKNWL building,
EIcvcnth-t., Columbus, Neb.
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VOL. IX.--NO. 20.
WHOLE NO. 436.
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'olnm)iUH Post Office.
Open on .Sundays trom 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from -1:30 to C p. m. llusincss
hour!) except Sunday 0 a. m. to JJ P. M.
Eastern in nil n close at 11 A. M.
AV'torn mails close at 4:00 P.M.
ilail leaves Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, on Mondays, "Wednesdays
nnd Friday1, 7 a. m.
For Monroe," (ienoii. AVaterville and Al
bion, Monday, "Wednesdays aud Fri
days, C A. M.
For .Summit, riysscs and Crete, Mon
dn v and Thursdays, 7 A. M.
For Uelleville, Osceola aim York, Tues
dns, Thursdays and Saturdays, S a.m.
For jVprrvill',Sii:inuali and Ashland,
Tuesdays aud Fridays, at 7 o'clock a.
For "VVcIf, Farral nnd Battle Creek,
Wednesday, K a. M.
For Hioll Creek, Xebo, Creston and
StHiiton, on Mondays at 7 A. M.
For I)aid City, Wednesdays and Sat
urday s. 1 p. M
lu I Time Tultle.
Eastward Hound.
Freight. No. s, leaves at . . . 8:00 a. m.
l'assen'r, " 4, " " . . .Il:ii a. m.
Emigrant, " "., " " . . .12:05 p. m.
Westward Bound.
Freight, No. .r, leave at . . . 1:"0 p.m.
Pust-ong'r, " :t, " . . . 4:i"i p.m.
Freight, " !, " " . . . .1::W p.m.
Emigrant, "7, " "...12:10 a.m.
Eery day except Saturday the three
liuei lending to Chicago connect with
U. P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, a
rhovvn by the following schedule:
C.& S. W. ) 7th
h, 1L.V Q. J- Hth
c, n. i..t p. 2ist
.in ami'JMii
(C-IL.VQ. ) Mil
. J, K. I. .V P.J- 12th
(f. & N. W. ) ISUh
'.th and 20th.
(('., U. 1. .V P. 2(
. .WAV. J- !U
ft., It. A . 5 K''l
d and 23d.
Nov .
Hth and .'Mth.
It'., It. .V O.
. sVM It. I. .V I
('. & N. W.
7th and 23th.
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V nth
) 21st
Dout Ton Met,"
For if you do you w ill lose money by
purchasing an expensive Wind Mill,
when yon can bnj one of J. O. Shannon
for about oiie-haff the money that any
other costs. Or.lI on .1. O. Munition, on
11th etreot, opposite Mahlou Clolhor's
btoro, Cnluiubiis, Neb. 411-1."
r. i sakiioic:.
1'ikok, of III., a first-class black
smith, is now prepared to do all kinds
of wagon and blacksmith work. Will
make new busies, wagons, etc., or mend
old ones, ami repair all kinds of ma
chinery. Custom work a specialty
(tood work, promptly to promise, and
chtap. Call at the Vigil of the horse
sh , Olie .street, opposite Charles
Morse's stable. 42!U1m "
BE OF GOOD CHi:i:i:. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
courage j on. but rather limit your ex
penses u jour resources. You can do
l stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer. here you can liud good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night aud day, 2.i cts. A
room furiiished w ith a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at thi following r.ites: Meal 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. It. SKXKCAL,
mile cast of Cerr.ird's Corral.
(One mile west of Columbus.)
iVl-viiy on llnud. In
Farm, for Sale.
acre f excellent farm land in (Sut
ler Countj, near Patron P. O., about
eiiii-distntit from throe Countj s-oats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler:
150 acres under cultivation; A acres of
trees, maple, Cottonwood, ."tc: good
frame houe, granary, stable, shed, vc.
Good stock run so. convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
CohiMibiis. Inquire at the Joi i:ai.
office, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. Wl
IForuierl- Pacitic House.
This popular house has been ucwlj
Refitted and Famished.
Day Heard por week,
ltttard and Lodtfins, .
3- cts.
and f0.
Good Livory and Feed Stable in con
Genoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term begins September 1S7S. Three
departments viz:
I. Common School.
2. Normal School,
3. Classical.
Thorough instruction given in all
branches by able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acquire- experience in the school room.
Larcc building and first-class accommo
dation. For prospectus. ,s, apply to
C. It. Kakkstuaw. A. M.,
432-3. Genoa, Nebraska.
SWWI nct easily earned in these
times, but it can be made
III in three months bj-any one
of either sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadily at the emplojnient that we
furnish. ?06 per week in your own
town. You need not be away from
home over night. You can rive your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. "We have agents who
are making over ?20 per day. All who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made
so easilv and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to trj- the busi
ness. Terms and fSOuttit free. Address
at once, II. Halltt & Co., Portland,
Maine 3..-y.
$rtrt week in vour own town. $3
l" t Outfit free. No rik. Reader,
JJ it you want a business at
which persons of either sex
can make great pay a uthe time they
work, write for particulars to II. IIal
lett & Co Portland, Maiuu.
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. Saundkiis, U. R. Senator. Omaha.
A. S. I'adduck, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Fkaxk Wklch, lteprcsentative,Norfolk.
Silas Gakueii, Governor, Lincoln.
Rrunn Tzschuck, Secretary of Slate.
J. It. Yeton, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. Mcllride, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General.
S. R.Thompson, Supt. Public Instruc.
II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
??IL houldV' PrIson Inspectors.
lr..I. G. I)vi. Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathcwson, Supt. Iiisanw Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
.lunicm. district.
G. W. Put, Judtre, York.
M. It. Iteese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
E. W. Arnold. Register, Grand Island.
Win. Ativan, Receiver, Grand Inland.
J. G. Hi-ins, County Jude.
John Stautrer. Countj- Clerk.
V. ICummer, Treasurer.
Itcnj. Spielmau, Sheritr.
R. L. Rosssiter, Surveyor.
It. II. Henry, 1
Win. lilot'doru.V CountyCommissioncrs.
John AValker, J
Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner.
S. L. Harrett. Supt. of Schools.
S. S. McAllister,) irii,.,.sorii1Pp,'ice
Ityron Millett, "ctu-tsot uiei tan.
Charles Wake, Coustable.
C. A. Speice, Mayor.
John Schram, Clerk.
John J. RIcklv, Marshal.
J. W. Earlv. Trc-isurer.
S. S. McAllister. Police Jmhrc.
J. G. Routsou, l'liL'ineer.
1st Hard J. E. North,
E. Pohl.
2! irni E. C. K:iv:mniii;li.
C. E. Morse.
Sf H'riZ-K.
J. Raker,
A. Gerrard.
i N;itE:,v?i.
H.T. Ill
. ('real
IIDSON has opened an Ice
urn parlor on I", h street op
posite the pofct-ollieo. where lie will
keep a stock of choice Cigars and Can
dies Fruits and Oysters, in their season.
Ice will be supplied in quantities for
partic and pic-nics. 42IS-X.
"Wholesivlo mid. Retail,
TERR.SKA AVE., opposite City
1 Hall, Columbus, Nebr. ISTLow
prices and line good. Prescriptions
and f.imily recipes a specialty. 417
Dealer in
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
Nebraska A vc, ojip. Clolhcr House.
j3"Cash Paid for Purs. 3SS
Obernc, McDaneld & Co.,
VTTE take pleasure in calling the at-
tention of the readers ot the
JocitXAi. to this 11 nil for sure pay and
quick returns. Those who are thinking
of shipping their wool, would do well to
correspond with them, as you may ship
further and do no better but a great
deal worse. En. Journal. 410-x
Shcksmitl aid Wagon Mab,
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Ruggies, &c, &c;
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
ZnrKcntuch; Whiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
lltlt Street. South of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Goods delivered JFrcc of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. S9T
Ir. E. I,. SIOGI2VS,
his medical olUce in the rooms
in the east end of bank building, cor.
Nebraska A v. and 12th sts., offerinjr his
services in all departments of medicine
and hurjrery, acute and chronic dis
eases. Will isit any part of the city
or country in answer to all calls, day or
nilit. Medicines furnished without
extra charge. tf79-lv
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar; will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Ollice one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive nnd 12th Streets. Sprieht
Deufh. Parle Francais. 4IS-tf
itik mi:: m saddles !
J. C. PARKER, Proprietor.
17MRST door north of Hammond House
; and feed b table, just opposite the
post-otlice. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is the motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. E3jFine harness and
carriage trimming, a specialty. Call
and examine for yourselves. " 408
:f W. OTT,
All Muds of
ItooVs, Stallonpry, t'andj and Cigars.
ready-made and Metallic Collin",
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Scat Chairs. Keeps on hand Rhick Wal
nut Lumber.
ij. n. iaviilmx; MiuGi:o.,
OFFICE HOl'RS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
4 p. in., and 7 to I) p. m. Ollice on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Raker's grain ollice. Residence,
corner Wyomiiu and Walnut streets.
north Columbus, Nebr.
Bietriclcs)' Meat Iflurkcl.
Waslihigtnn Ate. nrnrlj oniiosMp Court House.
times, meat will be sold at this
market low, low down for cas.ii.
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " 8c.
Roil, " Gc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good icsponsible parties only. iG7.
Columbus Meat Market!
EEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef:
also fresh lish. Make sausage a specials-.
3C3"Reiiieiiil!cr the place, Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Rvan's
hotel. 417-tf
STAGi: 1CO&JT12.
JOHN IIUHER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday excepting the
at 0 ,)'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watorvillc, and lo Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers if orders are
left at the post-otlice. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y
TWO doors cast of D. Ryan's Hotel
on 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a flrst
class bar." 411-x
cast of Tiffany & Routson's feed
stable. Convenient to all business
houses of the city. Good accommoda
tions, at fair, living prices.
410-tf W.M. SPEICE, Prop'r.
Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public.
Nebraska. N. R. They will give
close attention to. all business entrusted
to them. 248.
"W. .A.. CLABK,
11-ffiii and Engineer,
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th
street, one door east of I. Gluck'a store,
or with Mr. Weisenfluh at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
Is prepared to do all classes of Laundry
work, neatly and quickly, and asks a
share of public patronage. Orders may
bo left, for the present, at the residence
of L. F Ellis. Terms reasonable. 405-x
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and qualitv.
Dr. J. S. JlcAL-ISTEK,
tist. Office on 12th St., three doors
east of Schilz's boot and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Booms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
lloys of spirit, boys of will,
Roys of muscle, brain and power,
Fit to cope with anything
These are wanted every hour.
Not the weak and whining drones,
That all trouble magnify
Not the watchword of" rcan't,"
Rut the noble one, " I'll try."
Do whate'er you have to do
With a true and earnest zeal;
Rend your sinews to the task
Put your shoulders to the wheel.
Though your duty may be hard,
Look not on it as an ill;
If it be an honest task,
Do it with an honest will.
At the anvil or the f.irni.
Wheresoever you may be
From your future effort's boys,
Come a nation's destinv.
Itlultum lu I;irvo.
A man is a man only as ho makes
life and nature happier to us.
Make yourself necessary to some
body. Do not make life hard to any.
It is the depth at which we live, and
not at all the surface extension that im
ports. Oh, how bitter a thing it is to look
into happiness through another man's
We must work and aflirm, but we
have no guess of the value of what we
do or say.
Civilization depends on morality.
Everything good in man leans on some
thing higher.
Nothing is so indicative of the deep
est culture as a tender consideration of
the ignorant.
Nature has laid for each the founda
tions of a divine building, if the soul
will build therein.
Man is the only creature endowed
with the power of laughetf ; is he not,
also, the only one that deserves to be
laughed at?
A mau s ho has tastes like mine, but
in greater power, will any day,
and make me love my ruler.
Wise men are not wise at all hours,
aud will speak five' times from their
taste or their honor, to once from their
So much of our time is preparation,
so much routine, and o much retrospect,
that the pith of each man's genius con
tracts itself into a very few hours.
Write it on your heart that every
day is the best day in the year. No
man has learned anything rightly, until
he knows that every day is doomsday.
The lovely world of childhood closes
Youth Hies away, and never more re
turns. With every morning dies the dream, the
With every evening sun the day is buried
The key to every man is his thought.
Sturdy aud delving though he look, he
has a helm which he obeys, which is the
idea alter which all his facts are classi
fied. He can only be retortned by show
ing him a new idea which commands his
We live in n world which is full of
misery and the plain duty of each aud
all of us is to try to make the little corner
he can influence somewhat less misera
able and somewhat less ignorant than it
was before he entered it.
Life consists in the putting forth of
faculties that arc sheathed In our cxis.
tencc. We live by communion with the
substances of the universe, and the full
ness of any life is determined by the
number of "objects from which a person
draws nutriment.
The generality of men are limited
enough to their eonceptioiis to suppose
that every other should he fashioned by
education according to the pattern of
themseles. Happy then are those
whom fate takes charge of, and educates
according to their several natures.
In the intercourse of social life, it is
by little acts of watchful kindness, rc
curriug daily and hourly, and opportu
nities of doing kindness, if sought for,
are forever starting up, it is by words,
by tones, by gestures, by looks, that af
fection is won and preserved.
The mean mind occupies itself with
sneering, carping aud f.iul Minding, and
is ready to scoff at everything but Impu
dent affrontary and successful vice.
The greatest consolation of such persons
are the defects of men of character. "If
the wise erred not," says George Her
bert, "it would go hard with fools."
What maintains one yice would
bring u? two children. You may think,
perhaps, that a little tea, or a little
punch now and then, diet a little more
costly, clothes a little finer, aud a little
entertainment now and then, can be no
great matter, but many a little, makes a
mickle. Reware of little expenses. A
small leak will sink a great ship.
He is a strong man who can hold
down his opinion. A man cannot utter
two or three sentences without disclos
ing to intelligent ears precisely where
he stands in life and thought, namely,
whether in the kingdom of the senses
and the understanding, or in that of the
ideas and imagination, in the realm of
intuitions and duty. People seem not
to sec that their opinion of the world Is
also a confession of character.
Men are inclined to content them
selves with what is commonest. The
spirit and the senses so easily grow dead
to the impressions of the beautiful and
perfect, that every one should study by
all methods, to nourish in his mind the
faculty of feeling these things. It is
only because they are not used to taste
of what Is excellent, that the generality
of people take delight in silly and in
sipid things, provided they be new.
For this reason one ought, every day, at
least, to hear a good song, read a good
poem, see a fine picture, and if it were
possible to speak 'a few reasonable
A. re there no Hoiiewt JlcnV
One of the daily papers discussing
the subject of defalcations lays down
these two propositions:
" There is no man who will ulti
mately resist the temptation to use
funds which arc absolutely in his
control for a long time ; and in using
them he docs to with the most hon
orable intentions, trusting to secrecy
until he shall have paid back every
Both of these statements arc ob
jectionable because they are not
founded in truth. It would be in
the highest degree discreditable to
(he human race, if the first proposi
tion were true, and exceedingly
dangerous to admit the justico of
the second. Let us look at them
separately :
1. "There is no man who will ul
timately resist (he temptation to use
funds which arc absolutely in his
control for a long time." Is that so ?
Then there are no honest men living ;
then we may not put confidence in
anybody ; then character is no basis
for trust,and a defalcation or robbery
is but a question of time. Give any
man lime aud opportunity uud he
will prove himself a villain. Now,
we do not tako so sad a view of so
ciety as this. "We bear in mind that
in proportion to the vast number of
trusted men, the breaches of trust
arc very few. In such a community
as New York, Boston or Philadel
phia, the number of men having ab
solute control of large trusts, as ex
ecutors, agents, guardians, trustees
of estates and minors, is to be count
ed by tens and hundreds of thou
sands. Scarcely a man of position
and character but is in some way
made the trustee of money which
he is to handle and guard for others.
Some of these meu are Treasurers of
great institutions, with large sums
lying in their hands, subject to their
individual direction, and at any
time they could hypothecate securi
ties, raise money, aud on it depart
out of the city, orspeculate in stocks.
This is the temptation which over
comes weak and wicked men. But
lo say that no " man will resist this
temptation " is to ignore the fact
that the immense majority of men
do resist; that the defaulters arc
only as one in a thousand miserable
exceptions to the general rule, which
is honesty, not robbery. The facts
are bad enough without making
them worse by exaggeration. "We
would not increase general distrust
by impeaching the many who arc en
titled to the more confidence because
others forfeit character and drown
themselves in the perdition of dis
honest men. Good men would
shrink from holding trust, if it
were held as a fact that all men will
betray their trusts with plenty of
time aud opportunity.
2. But the second statement is
even more dangerous than the first.
The one excites distrust, the second
stimulates to crime. The writer
says: "in using tnora (trust funds)
he does so with the most honorable
intentions, trusting to secrecy until
he shall have paid back every cent."
The point wc ma!.e is that the word
honorable in such a connection is
unfortunate and injurious to good
morals. The intention is in the
highest degree dishonorable which
encourages a trustee to peril the
money of another for his own ad
vantage. The intention to restore
is the ealvc to his conscience, or
rather the- mask that he wears while
he robs his innocent, unsuspecting
and helpless victims. Honorable
intentions, indeed! A man being
entrusted with the money of anoth
er, says to mmsell: "1 will take
this money and go upon the street
with it and operate till I have doub
led it; then I will put it back where
it now is, and the trust will be as
good as before. I will be so much
richer, and nobody will know how
it was done." Is that honest? The
trust was safe as it stood. Or it was
where the law and his judgment di
rected him to place it. But he re
solved lo put it in peril for the sake
of making himself rich. His inten
tion to put the money back was part
of the scheme which he formed for
his own advantage at the hnlard of
the trust. The resolution was dis
honest. The intention was no pal
liation, but was a cloak for the crime
and, therefore, was in no sense hon
orable. The moment that he decid
ed to violate his obligation as a
trustee the man was lost. Having
no better right to take that money
or his own use than he would have
had if it were in the keeping of
another, he was a thief at heart as
soon as he determined on its appro
priation. We are the more explicit on this
point because it is just here that men
deceive themselves, and are deceiv
ed by such reasoning as we have
cited. They vainly imagine that
restoration atones for the appropria-
tion of what was not their own ; as
if it wero n sufficient excuse for
highway robbery that the robber in
tended to restore, and actually did
restore, at some future time, the
purse he took. The Trustco who
misappropriates the funds in his
hands is much worso than n thief,
is meaner than a robber; the moan
ucss being greater as the risk of de
tection is diminished.
These arc times whcifthis subject
ought to be fully understood. It is
well to set before the best of men
the dangers of temptation when
facilities arc so great, and the stand
ard of morality is so fearfully low.
So many have been the branches of
trust on the part of Treasurers and
Ditcctors and Presidents, as well as
of private trustees, that men have
come to look upon these offences
with a leniency that is exceedingly
uniavorauiQ to puunc virtue, it is
now very hard to make a "breach of
trust" a crime punishable with im
prisonment. The "honorable inten
tion" to restore palliates the sin and
wipes out the shame in the cyc3 of
a money-getting generation. But it
is not -so in the eyes of Him who
sceth in secret. It ought not to be
so in the eye of the law, or of any
good man. N. Y. Observer.
Senator Plutnb of Ivansas, has
unfortunately given the Eastern
press the opportunity to bewail the
unripeness and incapacity of "West
ern statesmanship. A committee
was raised by the Senate, previous
to the late adjournment, to sit du
ring recess and examine military
aud report at the next session all
about army operations and give its
opinion as to the feasibility of re
ducing the army. The committee
had a preliminary meeting and re
solved that its sessions should take
place at the various watering places
of the country, commencing at
White Sulphur Springs. It is now
investigating the army at White
Sulphur Springs, but Plumb is not
there. He writes to say that when
he investigates the army he wants
to go where the army is and not to
a lashionable watcrinj' place. He
says he hopes, after the committee
has watered itself sufficiently at
White Sulphur Springs, Saratoga,
Long Branch, and the rest of the
military stations, where the army
don't happen to be now, it will have
time to go up to the North-west
frontier and take a look at army op
erations at short langc. This is not
slntcsmr.nship. A man who don't
know all about the army without
having ever seen a soldier except
those gallant heroes that fight on
leave of absence at the watering
places, during warm weather, is not
fit to be a Senator. A man who
would recklessly imperil the lives
of the great and good statesmen,
who have the welfare of the whole
country resting on their shoulders,
by taking them up to the frontier
where the army is, and where the
furtive red man fires miscellaneous
ly at citizens, Senators, or soldiers,
from behind trees and rocks and
crevices, or the lava beds, is a harum-
scarum lunatic, and the people of
Kansas should cross his name from
the Senatorial roll-call. The next
thing we shall hear of will be a pro
position for a committee on Indian
affairs, going over to the agencies to
sec whether the red mau is thin
for starvation, while the agent, the
trader, and the contractor are grow
ing fat and rich, and so on. This
foolishness must be nipped in the
bud. A line must be drawn against
Plumb forthwith. It would take
but few Plums of this kind to utter
ly destroy the comfort and break
down the health of Congressional
Statesmen sitting as committcss dur
ing recess, at the expense of a pater
nal government at the watering
places of the country. Lincoln
ilatt Klec3 was standiug behind
his counter ou yesterday afternoon,
absently contemplating a bowl of
water-crescs, when a very badly
dilapidated old veteran stumbled
around the screen and confronted
him a moment in silenco before say
ing: "I'maco mmunist."
"S'that so?" replied Matt, when
this strange word had cleared itself
up to him.
"Yessirtis. I'm ravin' com'nist."
"What do you want?''
"I wantashare 'th' money. S'too
mauy rish men inaworl. 'Tain't
far. Watsay is the gov'men' ough
ter make 'em d'vide with ush poor
lab'rin men 'tain'got'ncugh terlivc
on. I wan' a share. Shashwai
want." "If yon had a share, what would
you do with it?" asked Matt.
"Shpen' it" was the prompt and
spirited reply. Thashwasido with
it. I'd sphen' it like a gentleman
"What would you do after you'd
spent it all ?
"Git 'uother share!"
"The BoyN."
I must confess to a certain warmth
of heart and conscious tenderness of
feeling toward boys about thcagc of
ten or twelve years. Indeed I do
not remember the time when I did
not prefer them to girls; or at any
rate, 1 liked them as well, with their
boisterous ways and rough speeches.
I am talking now of genuine boys,
not girl boys who are tied to their
mother's apron string, and who
would no more give a whoop or a
yell in the house than they would
try to be mauly.
To be sure, such boys as I mean
arc an ungodly set to yet along with
while they are young. But take
comfort; mothers, they make the
best men after all. Their sins arc
many and varied, although not very
flagrant, and will not bu likely to
grow "beautifully less ' until they
havo committed a i'uw unpardonable
ones, i.e., the sin of being found out ;
then I think with the aid of the
right kind of punishment, they will
commence curtailing their various
propensities aud " turn over a new
leaf," or a whole volume of them,
and have them bound iu calf.
Notwithstanding their many dep
redations against the quiet of a
household, they . are pretty nice
things to have around, mid so, as 1
take such an interest in them, I am
just going to ask them a few ques
tions which I hope they'll remem
ber. What do you say, boys; will they
bo acceptable? Say "yes," now,
and make me glad by knowing that
you aro too polite to say " no."
I havo often wondered, dear little
boys, all over the country, if every
one of you were trying to be kind
and polite to everybody. If you
ever forget to say "good-morning"
or "good-night" to papa or mam
ma, and, iu fact, to every one about
the house. Or if you neglected to
say " if you please " or " thank you "
for everything you ask for or re
ceive. Or do any of my boys ever
come into the house without wiping
their feet thoroughly on the mat or
taking off their hats, I hope they do
not throw them on the table, lounge
or lloor, for their mothers or sisters
to pick up. Or do they go racing
into thediuing-room with unwashed
faces or uncombed hair, aud sit
down in a rough disorderly way at
the table, taking no heed of the nice,
clean napkins mamma has put iu the
rings, but as soon as they are helped
commence shoveling their food
into their mouths with knives in
stead of forks; handling two or
three piece of bread before they de
cide to take one piece; sticking
their own knives into the butter or
salt ; Bitting with their mouths wide
open, waiting for a chance to inter
rupt some older person. Ux.
Yoimir Wive
An English lady, who can cook,
enlarges iu a lively letter to the
Loudon Standard, on one of the
real grievances of the present day
to-wit : The number of utter use
less and idle young wives,
who, being incapable themselves,
spoil their servants, aud then won
der that the husband leaves the ill
cooked meal, perhaps ill-served, al
so, to dine at his club. The' say,
contemptuously, they were not
brought up to that kind of thing,
and consider it beneath them. This
lady replies that she was not
brought up to it, cither, but she de
nies that it is beneath any gentle
woman to try to contribute to the
comfort of those around her. It
she need not absolutely work with
her own hands, tho mistress of a
house should certainly havo suffi
cient knowledge to direct her sub
ordinates, or they will soon discov
er her ignorance and become insub
ordinate. Nor need the absolute
performance of these duties inter
fere with oilier pursuits. This lady
confesses that, after pastry or cake
making in the morning, her hand
is sometimes too tremulous for her
favorite oil-painting or to help her
husband in the prepe ration of ob
jects for his microscope, but it is
easy enough to find some other oc
cupation when this is the case; and
she has not lost her love for art,
nor her appreciation of science, bc
rfliisc she is happy enough to be a
lady who can cook. N. Y. Obser
"Dirt is flying on the Kcpublican
Valley Iiailroad almost iu sight of
lied Cloud. A large force of men
and teams commenced grading in
the Republican Valley, four miles
east of Red Cloud on Monday.
Track-laying on the road is pro
gressing finely. The track is now
extended seven miles south of Hast
ings and is being pushed south at
the rate of nearly one mile per day. It
looks now as thoogh the road would
reach Red Cloud earlier than was
expected by our citizens." lied
Cloud Arywt.
Saving For Oltl Arc.
No one denies that it is wise tq
make (I provision for old age, but
wo arc not all agreed as to the kind;
of provision it is best to lay in. Ccr
tain Jy wc shall want a little money,,
for n destitute old man is indeed a.
sory sight. Yes, save money, by alt
means. But an old mau needs just
that particular kind of strength,
which most young men aro most
apt to waste.
Many a foolish young fellow will
throw away on a holiday a ecrtaitt
amount of nervous energy which he
will never feel the want of till he is.
seventy ; aud then, how much ho will
want! It is curious but true,. that
a bottle of champagne, at twenty
mauy intensify the rheumatism of
three-score. It U :i fact, that over
tasking the ccs at fourteen may
necess tate the aid of spectacles at
forty, instead of eighty..
We adviso our young revderatobe
saving of health for their old age
for the maxim holds good with re
gard to health as to money r waste-
not, want not. It Is the greatest
mistake to suppose that any viola
tion of the laws of health can escape
its penalty. Nature forgiveJno sin,,
no error. She lets off the ollcuder
for fifty years sometimes,, but she
catches him at hist ,-and inflicts,. the
punishment ju&t when, just where,,
just how he feels it the mosU
Save up for old nge; but save
more than money; save health, savo
honor, save knowledge, save the re
collection of good deeds and. inno
cent pleasures; save pure thoughts,,
save friends, savo love. Savo rich
stores of that kind of wealth which
lime cannot diminish, nor death
take awn v.
Ciiriylcoii tlie UuuR T.Iob..
I call the book of Job, nparl frotu
all theories about it, one- of thee
grandest things ever written with n
pen. On; feels, indeed, us if it wero
not Hebrew uch a uoblo univer
sality, different' from noble patriot
ism or sectarianism, reigns iu it. A
noble book tall men's book I It is our
first, oldest statement of the never
ending problem man's destiny and
God's ways with him hero on earth.
And all in such free, flowing out
lines; grand iu its simplicity, and
its epic melody, and repose of re
concilement. There is the seeing
cj e, the mildly understanding heart.
So true every way; true eyesight
aud vision of all things ao less, than
spiritual ; tho horse "hast thou
clothed his neck with thuudcr?"
he laughs at the shaking of the spear.
Such living likones-ses were never
since drawn. Sublime reconcilia
tion ; oldest choral melody as if tho
heart of mankind ; so soft and great
as the summer night, as the world
with its seas and stars? There is
nothing written, I think, iu the Bi
ble or out of it, of equal literary
Republican Kilkenny Cat.
In looking over our exchanges wo
arc btrttck with the bitter vitupera
tion that so-called journals bestow
on each other aud upon republican
candidates. Tho whole tight seema
to bu between persons nnd papers,
calling themselves of one faith. Is
there, then, no democratic party to
beware of; no greenback clement
that needs attention? Havo wo
indeed become Kilkenny cats, and
do wc mean to cat each other up?
Politics used to be a war, as ono
might say, between different politi
cal parties, with diflercut aims and
objects. In this state it has become
a war of factions entirely. Why tho
bitterest democratic papers do not
say as harsh things of our candidates
as we do ourselves. Vlnttsmoitth
The city ofTccumseh has passctl
an ordanco which compels any party
soliciting job work to take on
. - the
license. The example is a worthy
one, and should be followed by all
the country towns in the Slate. The
fact is that country towns will find
it to their interest every time to pro
tect their own newspaper offices, so
that they can at all timed be ablo to
do a thorough work. This can only
be done by keeping these hawkers
out. lieu trice' Courier.
Squaimxo It. Footc, going out
to dinner, hailed a hackney coach,
which turned out to be a rickety old
vehicle. At hi3 journey's end ho
gave the driver a coin, which the
man looked at suspiciously. "Well,
what's the matter?'' "Why it's a
bad shilling." ''Is it?" rejoined
Foote, "Well, then, we're quits;
yours Is a bad hackney coach."
"My husband," says a lady; "is
the most even tempered person in
the world he is always mad."
There are seventy-two post-mis-tres-ies
in tho United Slate.