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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1878.
WHOLE NO. 441.
ColuniliHN Iot Office.
upon on Sundays trom 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and" from 4:30 to G v. si. Buiness
hours except JSundnvifi' a. m to 3 r. si.
a-tcrn muiln eloc at 1I:2J a. m.
Western mails cloc at 4:2') p.m.
Mail leaven Columbus ror MadlRoii and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturday-, 7 A. lit Arrives Mondays,
Wednl:tv. and Friday., 3 r. si.
For Monroe, Genoa. Watervllle and Al
bion, daily except Sunday C a. si. Ar
rive. 3ine. p.m.
For Summit, nses and Crete. Mon
syi and Thursdays, 7 a. m. Arrives
W'fdnfMlnv, and aturdav. 7 r. St.
For Belleville. Osceola .and York.Tucs
da.TliuriJla)and Saturdays, If. Si.
Arrive t 12-M.
Far U'fir, Farnil and Battle Crock.
Monday and Wednesday. a. si. Ar
rive Tuodni s and Fridays at 0 l SI.
F.r Shell C reek, Xebo. Croslon and
SUntou, on Monday at 7 A.M. Ar
rie Tut davs ! r. si.
For David CitV, Tucd.i, Thursday
and Saturday"-, 1 r. M Arrives, at 12
X . 1" Time Tublc.
Emigrant, No. G, lca e at ... 0:2r a. in.
ViikM'nu'r, t. " " ll:0Cii. m.
Freight. f. " " .. i:I.V).m.
tr.-ight. " 1, ".. 4:30 a. iu.
Freight. No. ft, leave at 2:00 p.m.
l'a.-cng'r. " 3. 4 " . 4:12 p. in.
Freight. " 'J, " " '": p.m.
Emigrant, 7, " ". . 1:30 a. in.
Evcrv dav exuept Saturday the three
line li-ad'n'ig to Chicago connect with
U. I. train at Omaha. On Saturday
there will Im but one train a day, a.
shown bv tin following schedule:
" C..VX.W. ) 7thand2Mh.
V. 1 7th a:
, .V V.) 21t
M ., IJ..V
l. It. I
M',J'. 0. ) Mil and 2Cth.
JC. lt.I.A- '.y 12th
lr..v X. W. 1 l'.tth
it ., lt.I.A Il 2d and Sid.
V . . . JN.W. V !)th and .'tutli.
M .. It. .V . lilth
C. II. .V Q. i 7th am
h, It. I..V V. 14th
l..v X. W. ) 21-t
7th and 2Mb.
S. CHRISTISON. M. D
l'llYSICIAX AND SUIUJKOX,
tS-For one vear a KKSIDKNT I'll Y
SIC1AN to the XEM TORIC CITY
IISriTI. HlaekwellS Iland, X.Y.
Ortii-fon llth st.,nettotlie.T(ifKXAL.
.Mill xp' Ml et. Meilieiuen furnivhed.
V. l SAAIlOltX,
a vi si; km run i:i Mr.
::. or III., a nri-fiaf niaeK
. now prepared to do all kinds
of na;un and Maekiuith work, will
mnkf tif biigpie. waon. etc., or mend
11 one, nod repair all kind of m.i
fhimTv. uMoin work a ppeialty
iimiiI work, promptly to promit-e. and
flo-ap. (ll Ht the Vln of ihe liore
h-. (lie treet, opposite fharlt
ilri-?s i-talde. 42!-"Jni
r a k .n i: ic s :
iK OF (JOOI ( JIi:i:i:. Let not the
Jw price of your products dir--
eimra?!' j on but railier limit your e..
j.i-M-i's t, your reimriv. You can do
no It) oppiu:l lb-' new home of your
fellow farmer, w lure you can find pond
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team Icr one niln anil da.2." ets. A
eH4Hi furnished w'nli a eook stove and
tmnks. in colineetiou with the stable
fre. Thosf wishing can be accommo
dated at th house of the undersigned
ut the follow hi:: rate: .Meal 25 cent:
bid lot-ent,. ,i. n. si:ni:cai..
V, mile cat of 1. 1 mini's ( urral.
COLUMBUS BRICK YARD
e mile viot of ( olnmhus.
THOMAS Fl.YXN A- SON, Fropr'b.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Alwiiym on Iltmcl In
QVAXTITIKS lo suit PURCHASERS
Farm for Sale.
ONI! lirXDKKI) AND SIXTY
acres, f excellent farm land iu Ilut
Ir (!ount. near Patron 1. O., about
iui-4iitaiit from three County Seats
Uavid City. Columbus and Schuyler;
TfO acre under cultivation; S acre ol
tree, m.tple, eottouwood, Ac; rood
frame houe. granary. table, hed. Ac.
iod tock ranuc, convenient to water.
The place i for ale or exchange for
property houe and a few acres) near
Columbiis. Impure at the Jocknal
office, or addre the undersigned at
l'atron I O. 4l
i Formerly leifle House
Thl popular hnuo has been newly
Rofidcd and Furnished.
Iay IttKird per week.
Kard and I.odgintr,
.i and fG.
Oitotl I.iery and Feed Stable in eon
Itcetion. '.4 TISF.i CTJOX G CAUAXTKED.
Genoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term brsrin September 1S7S. Tlircc
I. Common School.
2. Normal School,
Thorough instruction piven in all
branche by able and eiericnccd teach
er. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acquire experience in the school ronui.
Larce builuinpand lir$t-clas accommo
lint ion. For propectus, &c., applv to
C. D. ItAKKSTKUV, A.3fM
432-3. Genoa, Nebraska.
the countrv who is willing to work
steadilv at the employment that we
furnish. $0C per week in your own
tewn. You need not be away from
home over nicht. You can sive your
whole time to the work, or only your
iare moment. Wo have agents who
are makinir over $20 per day. All who J
e njrape at once can make money fast. At
the preeut time money cannot be made
fo easily and rapidly nt any other bui
1I0. It coyts nothing to fry the busi
ness. TerinandiOttl!itfruc. Address
at onee. II. IIi.t,TT t Co., Portland,
y" Operators, Teachers,
(f )) r?' not ea!i',J: earned iu these
N time, but it can be made
vi I I I in three months by anv one
of either ex. in anv pari
Aia'in Saunders, I. S. Senator, Omaha.
-A. SVPaddock, U. S. Senator, Ileal rice.
Frank Welch, Iteprcscntativc,Xorfolk.
5ilas (Jauhkiu tiovcrnor, Lincoln.
Bruno Tzehuck. Secretary of State.
f. H. M'eston, Auditor, Lincoln.
I. C. McHride.Tretiurer. Lincoln.
Geo. H. Roberts, Attorney-General.
. R. Thompson. Supt. Public Ins'.ruc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary.
cl'lLVould?'' ( ,,ri' m-P-rto".
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P. 3Iathowson, Supt. Insane Aylum.
Daniel Gautt. Chief Justice,
George IS. i.akr.1 AShociate Judges.
S-. Maxwell. J
miKTii .irniriAi. DibTuicr.
G. W. Pnt,. Indue. York.
M. II. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo
E. W. Arnold. Register. Grand Island.
Win. Ativan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Hirjrins County .fudL'e.
John StauHcr. Countv Clerk.
V. Ivummer. Treasurer. -
Itcnj. Splelman, Sherifl".
R. L. Uositcr. Surveyor.
It. II. Henry. 1
M'm. Itlncdorn V CountyConiniisIouers.
Jolin Walker. J
Dr. A . Heintz. Coroner.
S. L. Hirrett, Supt. of Schools.
S. . McAllister,!
Itvron Millett. f
Charles Wake, Constable.
C. A. Spesee, Mavor.
John Sch ram. Clerk.
John .1. Riekly, Marshal.
J. V. Early, Treisiirer.
S. S. McAllister. Police Judpe.
J.G. Routsou, Engineer.
laf Hard I. E. North,
Hin" E. C.
E. A. Gcrrard.
D0LAND & SMITH,
Wholesnle and Retail,
TERRASKA AVE., oppoitc City
L Hall. Columbus. Xebr. EITLow
price :md fine good. Preseriptiens
and family reeipe a specially. 417
FOR SALE OR TRADE!
Horses or Oxen,
SAIIE3: JTaB:, wild or broke,
at the Corral if
GER-ARD A ZE1GLER.
r. .A.. BA
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Ntbmxku Arc. opp. Clufhcr House.
JSrCash Paid for Furs. ."!$
L0EKS & SCHKEIBER
Bkcksmith and Wagon Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wason. Ruggies, Ac., Ac,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal. Columbus, Nebraska. 352
coi. i: ja is v s
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AXD ENGLISH ALES.
Z3T Kentucky 'Wliiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAX OH DISH,
lltk Street, South cf Depot,
, WM. BECKER,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 397
wWBjBMMUlAiy s. 3-..
COLUMBUS, - N Knit ASK A.
HAS PER5IAXEXTLY LOCATED
his medical otlicc in the rooms
in the east end of bank buildiii1;, eor.
Nebraska A v. and 12th st.s., otVerini: his
services iu all departments 6r medicine
nud surgery, acute :-nd chronic dis
eases. Will visit any part of the city
or couutry in answer to all calls, dn.ror
night. Medicines furnished without
exira char-'c. o7f)-ly
Is prepared to do all kinds of black
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarautee to give satisfaction. He
HORSE -SHOEING A SPECIALTY,
and in this brancluqf the trade will ac
knowledge no peer.. Persons having
lame horses from bad shoeing will da
well to bring them to him. He only asks
for a trial. All kinds of repairing done
to order. 44i-oin
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business enti listed to him iu this and
adjoiniti counties. Collections made.
Olliee one door e.it of Sehilz' hoe store,
corner of olive and I2th Streets. Sprieht
Deut:h. Paile Francais. -JlS-tf
WM MS SADDLES !
J. C. PARKER, Proprietor.
IRST door north of Hammond House
and feed stable, opposite the idd
post-otlice. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is the motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. j3?"Fiiie harness and
carriage trimming, u specialty. Call
and examine for yourselves. " 408
All kinds of
Bonk, Stationery, ('and? anil Clears.
ONE DOOR NORTH OF POST - OKKItT..
UXDERTAKER, KEEPS OX HAND
ready-made mid Metallic Collins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chair.. Keeps on hand Black Wal
Wa:l!sEtes Are. epj:tltc Ccsrl Hkib, Cskfc:t, lit
u. s. exai.i.(j! si;u,;i:o,
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
kFFICE HOL'RS, 10 to 12 a.
FFICE HOI RS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
vy 4 p. in., ana to p.m. oniee on
Xebraskit Avenue, three doors norili of
E. J. Raker's grain om'ce. ReMdence,
corner Wyomin.' und Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Xcbr. :iCi-tf
IHelricliV Meal .llurket.
tVasklncton Arc., nfarlj opixwlte Court Hiiusr.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low low down for cash.
Rest sti'ak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roat, ' ... ... Sc.
Roil, " ... Cc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be chirged on time, and thit
to good responsible parties only. 207.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
EEP ON HAXDall kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh lish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. SSTRcmenibcr the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
JOHX 11UREU, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at U o'clock, sharp, p.issing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watjrville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at eithet of
the Hotels for passengers if orders are
left at the post-oflice. Rates reason
able, to Albion. 222.1y
RYAN & DEG-AN,
TWO doors eist of D. ltynn's Hotel
on llth street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a first
class bir. 411 x
NKLSON MILLETT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. 51II.L.ETT Ac 03f,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
cloe attention to all business entrusted
to them. 24S.
w. a.. cxiAjrk:,
Mlll-Wrii nil EnginBer
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
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 llth
street, one door eat of I. Gluck" store,
or wither. Weisenfluh at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
CARPENTER, JOINER AND COX
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
doue work, as to prices and quflitv.
Dr. JT. S. McAbUSTCK,
URGEON AND MEDICINAL DEX-
ti&t. Office on 12th St., three doors
east of Schilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus, Xeb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 21.y
For the JOURNAL.
OCTOJiEJl IN BLUE AND GOLD.
BV MRS. MARY B. FINCH.
The farewell breath of September
Stirs the leaves that are yellow and red;
And clouds are crimson and amber.
When the day in beauty Jiu tied.
A curtain N dropped on the hillIde.
When the mists urcririlting their blue;
And swallows have s waved in the noon
tide Where the light sifts dreamily through.
The orioles flash thro' the azure
That veiN the horizon around;
And larks are piping a measure,
Only branches shall echo the sound.
here brown leaves eddying, quiuer,
The trees their helpless arms hold;
Gray waves with blades all a-shiver
Where October is weaving its gold.
When the blue.j.iys meet in the willows
We hear their call with a sigh;
They fear the down-coming billows
That press from a cold northern sky.
We mourn for the days that are going
Abroad iu the sad Autumn wind;
For landscapes that russet are growing
And sorrow that lingers behind.
Gray shadows are drawing around us.
And the sweetness of Summer has
When the bleakness ot Winter has found
We remember the joys that are gone.
A IIKAVE GISCU.
Firsl, I must tell you who I nin
and how I came (o be in the Buys
villc Hank iu the "wee sum' hours"
one dreary December night some
three ycnis ago.
My name, then, is Olive Hudson,
and I was n years old on the same
December niglit, mid so very small
that Mrs. Knight's Dolly, who was
not 13, was hall a head taller than
We were rich folks once, but falli
cr died and left us very poor.
Mother struggled along in a weary
land-to-haiid light with poverty till
I was 1G, and died. Site had rented
(wo rooms of Mrs. Knight, u widow
also with two stalwart sons, an aged
father, and two daughters. After
mother died I was adopted by the
Knights, and although I wa earn
ing a support as inusie teacher iu
Uaysville Academy, I was like one
of the family when I was in my
good landlady's homo. """
I hey were all in good positions,
although by no means an aristocratic
lamiiy. .lolin. the eldest son, was
in New York, in a wbolecalo sugar
house; Tom was the night watch
man of the Uaysville bank building,
and grandpa wo all called him
graodp'!. was telegraph operator of
the town. Mary was a milliner,
and .Dolly still at school.
Uaysviile bank building was ii
large granite structure, containing
the. post-oliice and the bank on the
first floor, and the telegraph and a
number of private offices on the
second floor, and other private offi
ces on the. third floor. In the base
ment were the post-office rooms lor
sorting the mail, and also the large
I knew the building well, for I
was fond of telegraphing and epent
half my leisure lime perched up be
side grandpa in his office sending
and receiving messages, while he
slept peacefully or read the news
papers. And that was the begin
ning of my amusement at Dryden,
liic operator at lJrydcn was a
wit, and flashed nonsense to our
office when business was dull. It
feil flat when grandpa was in the
office. He cal ed himself Lynn, and
I for nonsense signed mjself Kle
phat, laughing as I did so at the re
flection of my tiny figure in the
Ueyond Dryden, and only five
miles from Uaysville, was C- ,
a large commercial town, the near
est railway station, and where the
office was open for the accommoda
tion of travelers.
As I have said, Tom Knight was
the night watchman of Uaysville
Uank building. The bank closed at
3, and by G every office was desert
ed for the night. At 7 Tom was on
duty, and grandpa, who was restless
at night, was in the habit of taking
down some coflec and luncheon, as
the building was only a stone's
throw from our house.
On the December night already
mentioned it nad stormed heavily
all day, and I had taken a new class
at the Academy, coming home later
in the day than usual. Everybody
else bad gone to bed, and I stood
lingering over the kitchen fire with
Mrs. Knight. The clock struck
twelve, and Mrs. Knight said:
"Do call grandpa, Olive; he's
asleep on the sofa in the sitting
room. I'll have Tom's basket ready
by the time grandpa has his hat and
"Let him sleep," I said. "I'll run
over with the basket. It's not a
"Well, if you will, though I'm
afraid Tom will scold at my letting
you go. Go to the basement door.
He leaves that open for grandpa."
I hurried across the space between
the building and the houe, and stole
softly in at the rear basement door;
in pursuance oF my plan to drop my
basket and run. In my rubber
shoes my steps were noiseless, and
I had scarcely passed the threshold
when I stood rooted to the floor in
terrified amazement. Somebody
AVhile I listened some one said :
"There's a confounded draft here.
Did you shut the door, Smith?"
"Yes; but the wind may have
blown it open."
I had just time to dart under the
stair-case and crouch down, when
the door of the vault opened and a
man came out. He crossed the
entry, drew the two heavy, noisy
bolts, fastened the door by which I
had entered, and returned without
closing the vault door.
I could look in bv the dim light
and see two men working at the
S'lfc. locks by the stream of light
thrown from a dark lantern. There
was the outline of a man bound and
gagged upon the floor, but I could
only conjecture was Tom.
1 There I was nicely caged, for it
'would bp impossible fur me to draw
those heavy bolts without attracting
notice, ivnd the bank was being
robbed, that was evident. How
could I prevent it? Suddenly I re
membered the telegraph office on
the second floor. If I could sum
mon help from C ! It wa9
'iuily five miles, and there was a
long job for the burglars before
I hey could open the safe.
Gould I creep around the stair
case? If one of those busy men
turned his head I was lost. I softly
crept out on all fours, slowly, watch
ful, and gained the stairs. Up I
darted, blessing my india-rubber
shoes, till I gained the door of the
telegraph office. All dark there and
I dared not strike a match.
I listened, and then groped my
way to the well-known desk, and
sent this message:
"Burglars in the BaysvilU Bank vault!
Watchman gaggi d and bound. Can von
Again the agony of suspense iu
listening, but at last the sound
reached me :
"Will send help imidediately !"
I crept to the head of the stair
case, afraid the clear ring of the in
strument had been heard in the
vault. The window of the telegraph
olliee faced tin; street, so I returned,
bolted myself in safety, and sat
down to watch.
1 was utiiiib with the cold, when
I heard afar of' the sound of horses
The building made a corner of
two streets, and I saw eight mount
ed men dash up the road, separate
and while four dismounted in front,
four went to the rear. The burglars
were unprepared for this flank
movement, for whiic the police in
trout were thundering at the main
entrance, the robbers rushed lo the
rear basement door right into the
arms of the police stationed there.
I could hear the hubbub, pistol
shots fired, the scuflle of feel, cries,
oaths, and geriiral confusion, and I
slipped down sunt-, out ot the now
deserted main entrance, and home.
Everybody was abed, and I went to
in v own loom, had a good cr ing
spell, and comforted my half frozen
body iu blankets, where I soon tell
All this happened on Friday night
and I had no teaching to do until
Monday, so I slept late; but coming
down I found all the family prepar
ed lo make a heroine of me.
I tried to make the Knights prom
ise not lo tell my adventure, but
could not. Uefore night all Uays
ville knew how Olive Hudson had
caught the burglars. I was in the
office with grandpa when over the
wire came this message.
"What does Olive Hudson look
like? Everybody in Dryden is talk
ing of her gnat exploit."
I flashed back :
"What do you suppose such a
woman would look like? ohc is
nearly six feel, broad-shouldered
and loud voiced a perfect elephant."
"Was it really yourself, elephant ?"
"Dear Lvon, it really wis."
"Do you know I want to see you ?
I nin going to New York to-day, but
I'll be back next spring.
If he came to Uaysville he did not
see mo; I ran away in a fit of shy
ness. My mother's brother, who
had been seventeen years nearly
all his liletime in Cuba, came home
toXew York, found mo out, and
took me into a life of case and
One day Uncle George brought
home a stranger whom' he intro
"The son of an old friend, Olive
dear- -Mr. Uoberls."
I made myself agreeable, as iu
duly bound, to Mr. Iioberts, a man
of 30, or thereabouts, with a face
that was downright ugly, but pleas
ant from the expression of frank
and good humor and intelligence
upon it. We talked of everything,
and 1 was surprised at the congeni
ality of tastes we soon discovered.
In an animated di-cussiou of hero
ines Mr. Uoberts turning to Uncle
George, said :
"You were kindly inquiring this
morning about mv fortune since
father did. but I did not tell you of
one little episode. But I wasfortu-
nate enough to obtain my present
lucrative situation I was for a time
telegraph operator in a small place
called Dryden, and then I heard of
a real heroine of whom the world
will probably never hear."
I knew wiiat was coming, hut I
kept my face composed to listen.
When the story was finished, giving
Uncle George a sly pinch to keep
him quiet, I said:
"What kind of a looking person
was this wouderful heroine?"
"I never saw her; for, although
Uiysville was the next village to
Dryden, I never went there. Hut
she was described to me as tall,
strong, and quite masculine."
"In short, my dear Lion," I said,
gravefv, "she was a perfect ele
phant." Such a stare as greited me lam
certain never came on Leo Koberts
face before or after that hour. His
eyes dilated till I thought they
would pop out of his dear, ugly
face, and his mouth opened in utter
"Uncle George," I said, "will you
please introduce me properly to Mr.
Uoberts? I believe he thinks your
niece must share your name."
Alter that we could not certainly
be strangers, and Mr. Roberts came
"many a time and oft," to dine with
One day there was a wedding,
where the bride was very small,
buried iu lace and orange blossoms,
and the bridegroom was ugly and
good-natured ; but it was a true
love-match, a most fit ending for the
flirtation commenced over the wire.
the: two robs.
Ilohrrt Iag-tntoU on Robert Ham Infffrsoll'H
Notion of Poet Some Uulqar Vltns.
Chickering hiII was crowded last
evening with an audience of well
dressed people who had assembled
to hear Col. Robert G. Ingersoll
lecture upon "itobert Burns." I'tinc
lually at 8 o'clock Col. Ingersoll
bustled through the Mftlc door at
the roar of the plnttonmtnd up to
the foot-lights, and with a familiar
sort ot nod to the audience began
his discourse, lie began with a
definition of poetry iu the abstract,
remarking that it was much like
religion in one way, which' was that
few people cared lo express distinct
opinions with regard to it. Iu his
opinion poetry must, of all things,
be natural nothing unnatural could
be poetic. Then he gave his opin
ion of the poets. "Dante," he said,
"was a wonderful poet. I was told
so. I read bis works. He was ex
ceedingly sublime; but 1 could find
nothing iu them but those vicious
twins, solemnity and stupidity, born
of superstition, struggling for the
uiAStery. So I also heard a good
deal of the sonnets of Petrarch.
They are polished and grammatical,
but I found they were written
about another man's wife, who had
twelve or ihirteen healthy children ;
that he was all a pretense, in fact,
and that not a Hue was torn bleed
ing from his heart. Milton is a
sublime writer, a magnificent wri
ter! I was told so: I always be-
lieved it. I have read "Paradise
Lost" once. "Flying with indefa
tigable wings over the vast abrupt"
is much too sublime for me. I ab
ruptly admit that I do not under
stand it. Milton organized Jie
t.hc shoulders .qftiml.. That may
be poetry, hut it does not strike me
as such." Mr. Ingersoll dwelt for
some time in the poetry of Milton,
and was very felicitous on his de
scription ol the first courtship,
wncre imam is made to talk in a
philosophical style about the laws
of the universe. J'ollok, loo, he had
lead. He was another of the same
sort. He described damned souls
impiisoued iu the coils of worms
and snakes. "As a matter of fact,"
.-aid the lecturer, pausing in his
rapid walk round the platform, "no
Calvanist ever wrote a poem, and
never will. C:tl vanjsiii is a world
Willi lc poetry IeliMir.iu(lbel
I e it in.: lie had read these sublime
gentlemen, and must admit they
were not poets.
His conception of a poet was
somebody who told exactly what
he thought and fell; who "gave a
real transcript of bis heart. The
old writers went to the cemeteries
ot literature andr,uad the past, and
then fancied they were equipped to
write about the jots and grids of
actual life. They were literary me
chanics, word carpenters, not poets.
"Shakespeare," he said, "was the
first to breakdown the classic mud
dle and write something natural."
So poem was a poem without di
gression, without episode. There
could not possibly bo a long poem.
"You might as well talk of n kiss in
three volumes as a poem in three
volumes." Upon the countless
poems of to-day, and the writeis
who are "always hearing the rust
ling of the damp leaves of despair
as they walk through the cemeteries
of the past, 'the lecturer was very
sarcastic; and upon the critics ol
to-day, also. The latter, he said,
would complain that the nightingale
did not sing by note, and would
have the clouds square.
"What we want is the natural,"
he repeated, and I am going to talk
to you about one natural poet, and,
in my judgment, the second poet
the world has thus far produced."
He then spoke of .Itobert Unrns. bis
lowlv birth-and cjtrayejdjijuujoii,
and asked what was the secret by
which this man had toiicTiilt hose
chords and memories iu the hearts
of the world which had kept his
name alive to the present. It was
because he had a great and splendid
heart, anil sang n what br; k-now;
ju id felt. Burns hated a nobility
Jthat led upon the people, and a
fchtirch that said ninety-nine out of
hcaxL. and sangnf'what he knew
lllnii 111, ll'l ...wl ...n..l.l l.n .1.. n.l
uitij iiuiiiiii-ii ivwuiii uu u.'imiieii,f
and seemed to like the orosnect
It was almost impossible lo con
ceive a worse doctrine than that of
f the Scotch Kirk of that time. Hub
ert Burns did not believe theiFflam-
Lnatioii doctrines; he coTntu ho tH
: "TJieJujejt man" has nothing J miles, over which no ship has oyer
jar, either iifTjjfs worhqr the passed. The idea of a nation's com
Idlu come.',ru2Cow.'?6a1d Mr. ! merce whitening every sea is the
irsoliy verv emtihaticallv. " if' wildest fancv. If all the shins that
w o r h L toco in e. "Xowv said
Ingersoll, verv emphatically, "it
there is any gentleman who will
damn honesty, the quicker that gen
tlenian leaves this world to itself
the better; if there is a God that
will condemn honest v, the quicker
yerse He then recited 'HTo 1 y
Willie's Prayer" as an illustration
of the Presbyterian doctrine of
Burns' time, and even the present,
and with regard to it said: "I do
not like any gentleman that will
either give me a heaven that I don't 1
deserve or send me to perdition for
a crime that I could not avoid."
Burns' poetry was natural and hoiin
est and true. He touched the chrys
alis of common life, and filled the
air with colored wings. He did
many things that would have been
better left undone: but he was no
sneak; he did nothing behind the
door. He was not a candidate on
the prohibition ticket and drunk on
the day of election. That he did
get drunk once iu a way there was
no doubt, and he (Mr. Ingersoll)
liked him the better for it; men
were natural when they were
drunk. But that Burns wa's besot
ted he denied. A drunkard could
never have written "A Man's a Man
for a' That." .That song vas the
eveniuajl;jt wus the foundation of
our government, the source of ev
ery star that 'glittered upon our
batiuer, and Robert Burns was the
best democrat Scotland ever pro-
dttccd. His statue should be In our
park instead of that of Sir Walter
Scott. Concluding a long review
of the poet's lile and works, the
lecturer said that until the English
language faded from the lips of
man, Hums' songs would be rc
mem bored and loved and sung; his
songs would never be forgotten so
long as man could smile and women
weep. JYec York Times.
The great secret of success in
teaching, lies iu showing how much
there is of real interest and beauty
that can be. easily and interestingly
barnetli It is absurd lo think that
success depends upon impressing
pupils with the idea that the teach
er is the prodigy of learning. Let
his own soul be iu the work. Let
him appear before his school as an
enthusiastic investigator and learn
er, advanced further than they,
always ready and anxious lo help
them iu finding the why to higher
elevations, and he will succeed.
Good temper, punctuality and meth
od, arc indications of a good teach
er; but their qualifies, with many
others equally excellent, may be
lound where, there is no teaching
capacity. . A still and oiderly school
may be a very poor one, while ex
cellent results may sometimes come
from a noisy and confused one. "We
admit that noise and confusion are
not desirable, but method and quiet
are not certain evidences of schol
arship. There is something of
vastly more importance than rules
and programme?. It is enthusiasm.
Every truly successful teacher ap
pears as a lcai iter with them. He
is just as eager, patieutaiid thorough
as he wants they should be. He is
iu close and real sympathy with his
pupils. He steps with them, thinks,
acts and investigates as they do.
For this reason many great teachers
have possessed a child-like spirit,
and iu this is found the secret of
their great success. It is not in a
system, nor iu a text hook, hut be
cause the heart and intellect of the
teacher comes down to a child's
way ot acquiring truth. This is
something more than adoption, it is
for the time becoming like those we
teach, and seeing the world as they
see it. We have seen pupils after
long and patient study, run to the
teacher, with countenance beaming
with the joy of success, to tell the
news of victory, only to be met by
his cold and uninteresting gaze. To
them it. was a moment of intense
interest. They had the same en
thusiasm that Columbus, Newton
and Kepler felt when they first
proved their theories tine. The
teachers said nothing and yet spoke
volumes. We have seen other
teachers look with utmost care over
the whole work, even though cverv
line and figure were as familiar as
the alphabet, and evince great joy
iu finding the whole correct.
The. warm, genial summer sun is
infinitely more brilliant than the
cold sparkle of the iceberg. Some
teachers arc sunny, genial and in
spiring. Others are cold, brilliant
and learned. They never laugh nor
love, don't enjoy a joke, nor do they
want Jo be loved. For them there
is no conquest iu acquisition. They
have great heads hut cold hearts.
They know even thing, but love
nothing. Truly great men have
hearts larger than their brain, and a
really successful teacher knows
much but he loves more.
Thc WoiMlcrlu! Icep.
The great ocean is the extreme
type of solitude. One who has
never voyaged evpects lo find it
somewhat thickly populated. He
thinks of the vast travel and traffic
that goes over Ihe waleis, and he is
ready to imagine that Ihe great deep
is alive with this hurrying to and
fro of nations. He reads of lands
whose commerce whitens every sea,
and he is ready to think that the
ocean itself is as full of sails as the
harbor of some mighty metropolis.
But he finds his mistake. As he
leavisthc laud, the ship3 begin to
disappear; as he goes on his way
they soon all vanish, and there is
nothing about him but the blue sea
and ihe bended sky. Sometimes he
may meet or overtake a solitary ship
through the day; but then, again,
there will bo unny days when not
a single sail will be seen. There are
i spaces, measured by thousands of
merce whitening every sea is Hie
. . i
wildest fancv. If ail the shins that i
ever have been built wen- bronchi
together iu a single fleet, they would
fill but a hand's breadth of the
ocnfin. Thf stmrp t b.prpfnrt tUnt
man and his works occupy on iiie
sea is so small iu its extent that the
hold on il by his power!" slight and
superficial. Both together are as
nothing. The ocean covers three
fourths of the surface of the globe;
and by far the greater portion
of this vast expanse is, and ever
has been, entifelv free from man's
presence and visitation.
A. Woman's IroinI;.
Henry Carey, cousin to Queen
Elizabeth, after having enjoyed her
Majesty's favor lor several years,
lost it iu the following manner: As
he was walking one day full of
thought in the garden of the palace,
under the Queen's window, she per
ceived him, and said to him in a
"What does a man think of when
he is thinking of nothing ?"
"Upon a woman's promise," re
"Well done, cousin," answenl
She retired, but did no forget
Carey's answer. Some time ulter
he solicited the honor of a peerage,
anp reminded the Queen that she
had promised it to him.
"True," said she, "but that was a
papkr :i o:irv.
Opinion of Fmlnent Mm Oppoird Co a Irr
'"A return to specie payments at
the earliest period compatible with
due regard to nil Interests concerned
should ever be kept in view. Fluc
tuations in the value ol currency
are always injurious, and to reduce
these fluctuations, to the lowest pos
sible point will always be a leading
purpose iu wise legislation. Con
vertibility, prompt and certain con
vertibility Into coin, is acknowledg
ed to be the best and surest
safeguard against lhein.'J Annual
Message, December, 18G2.
"Of all the contrivances for cheat
ing the laboring classes of mankind,
none has been more effectual than
that which deludes them wilhpaper
money. It is .the most eHeeljial of
inventions for fertilizing the rich
man'.: field by the sweat of the poor
man's brow. Ordinary tyranny,
oppression, excessive taxation, bear
lightly on the. masses of the com
munity, compared with fraudulent
currencies and the robberies1 com
mitted by depreciated paper money.
"We have suffered more from this
cause than from any other cause or
calamity. It has killed more men,
pervaded and corrupted the choicest
intere-ils of our country more, and
done more injustice than even the
arms ami artifices of our enemy.''
bALMON I CHASE.
"The Secretary recommends no
mere paper-money scheme: but, on
the contrary, a series of measures
looking to a safe and gradual return
to gold and silver n the only ngr
niiiTnTrrroasi s, sjLniHl.aril. jtoiljucasurOL
ion. Annual Jieport of the occre-
ary of the Treasury, 1SG2.
"The evils produced by a bad .Mate
of the currency are not such as have
generally been thought worth to oc
cupy a prominent place iu history;
yet it in iv be doubled whether oil!
the misery inflicted on the English
nation iu a quarter of a century by
bad Kings, bad Ministers, bad Par
liaments and bad Judges was equal
to the misery caused in a single year
by a bail currency." History of
"Paper emissions by the Govern
ment arc of a nature so liable to
abuse, 1 may say so certain to
be abused, that the wisdom of tho
government will bu shor. n by never
trusting itself with so seductive and
dangerous a power.' Ilepurt when
Secretary of Treasury.
"Surely we must all be against
paper money. We must
all set our faces against any propo
sition like the present, except as a
temporary expedient, rendered im
perative by the exigency of tho
hour. Reluctantly, pain
fully, I consent that the process
should issue. And yet I cannot give
such a vote without warning the
Government against the dangers
from such an experiment. The Hied- .
icine of the coiisiitiiiiotijtilJs.Cnotr
become its ilailv bread. Debate on
JOHN JjTLMKT MILL.
"Although no doctrine iu politi
cal economy rets on more obvious
grounds than the mischief of a pa
per currency not maintained nt the
s.une value with a metallic, cither
dy coveitibility or by some princi
ple of limitation equivalent lo It;
and although, accoriugly, this doc
trine has, though not fill alter the
discoveries of many jpars, been tol
erably effectually drummed into the
public mind, yet dissentients are
still numerous, and projecters every
now and then start up with pi. ins
for curing all the economical evils
of society by means of an unlimited
issue of inconvertible paper. There
is, in truth, a great charm iu tho
idea. To be able to pay oil" the na
tional debt, defray the expenses of
Government without taxation, and,
iu fine, to make the fortunes of the
whole community, is a brilliant
prospect when once a man is capa
ble of believing that printing a few
characters on bits of paper will tin
if. The philosopher's stone could
not be expected lo do more." Ex.
It is the penny saved more thrtn
iJ. ' "" wmui mai miiuftu, in
in.i ttin ti w-v nrrtirrnri nnrnrrtnnAr r-Tr ij
- "TWcct-tDriwfr-wrlrwr'iric first
mrcnii orcaK, tnai wears mo long
est; it is the damper closed when
tho cooking is done, that stops tho
dollars dropping into the coal bin ;
- r," l, ,i,l,,I or gas burned low,
when not in use, that gives you pin-
money for the mouth; it is the caru
in making the coflVc that makes
three spoonful go us fur a3 a tea
cup ordinarily ; it is the walking oue
or six blocks, instead of taking a
cab or omnibus, that adds strength
to your bodv and mouev to vour
' pure; il is the careful mending of
each week 3 wash that gives ease to
your conscience and length of day1
to your garments: and last ofalllt
is the constant care exercised over
every part of your household, and
constant endeavor to improve and
apply your best powers to the work,
that alone gives peace and prosperi
ty to your family and your busi
ness. True Citizen.
' "Captain, please give me a light,"
said a private at camp. "Certainly,
my good man; but if we were in
the regular army such a liberty
would not be allowable." "Is that
so?'' said the private; "but if we
were in the regular army you
wouldn't be captain, perhaps."
A sailor who jumped overboard
to save another, was asked if he was
fit to die. "I could uot be more fit,"
he replied, ''bv declining to do my
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