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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1878.
WHOLE NO. 444.
Alvix Saundriu. IT. S. Senator, Omaha.
A. . PADDOCK, 1T. S. Seuwtor, Beatrice.
Fkaxk "WKLCn, Keprcscntntivc.Norfolk.
Kins (JAitnKir,(lovernor, Lincoln.
Bruno Tzchuck, Secretary of State.
J. W. WVktnn. Auditor. Lincoln.
J. C. Meltride, Treasurer, Lincoln,
fleo. II. Robert, Attorncy-Hencrnl.
S. ILThnmiikon. Pupt. Public Inatruc.
II. C. Dawcon, Warden of renitcntiary.
MhbiiiA7' f I,risou ,npMiw--
Ir..I. G. I)avi, lrion VhyMeian.
II. 1. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Afylum.
lUuinl fiantt. Cliirr Justice,
Jcorjrfi U. I.akti.l Asb0ciatc Judjos.
S. Maxwell. J
niUUTll JCKICIAI. WSTItlCT.
O. V. Pout, .HmV.'c. York.
M. 11. llecie, IHMrM Attorney, Wahoo.
K. W. Arnold. ltej;Mer.rnd Island. ,
Viu. Anynii, Uecclvcr, "r.-uid Island.
J. (i. Ilixsln-. County .finite.
John Stntiflcr. County Clerk.
V. Kmutiicr, Treasurer,
lte.nj. Snlelintn. Sheriff.
H. L. Knuohiter. Surveyor.
It. II. Henry,
Win. Bloedorn 5- Countx Commissioners.
John Walker. J
Dr. A. Hcintr., Coroner.
S. I.. lUrrett. Sllt. or School.
S. S. .MeAllJHterJ 4clK.eorthlVacp.
CJiarlck Wake, Coiibtable.
C. A. Spclre, Mayor.
John Schrain, Clerk.
John J. Kickly, Mnrnhal.
J. W. Earlv, Treisiirer.
S. S. McAllister. 1'oliee .fudge.
J. ". Koutt-ou, Engineer.
1st HordI. E. North,
2J Ward -E. C. Knvanaush.
Sd WalrJ-E... linker,
K. A. (terrard.
ColMmbHM Iot OJHce.
Opvn on Sunday trm II a.m. to 12 m.
and from 4:30 to 0 v. m. l"uiucx
hours except Suinlny 0 a. m to S ! M.
astern maiU cloc at 11:2) a. m.
Western mail close at 4:20 p.m.
Afnil leaves Columbus for MadUnn and
Norfolk, on Tueda, Thurhdavb and
Saturdayn, 7 A. M. Arrive Mondays,
Wednekdayn, and Fridays, : r. m.
Kir Monroo," Genoa. Wnterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 0 A.M. Ar
rivr. .aine.O r. m.
For Summit, Ulyn and Crete. Mon
day and Tliurkdays, 7 A. M. Arrives
Weduesdavs, and Saturdavn, 7 r. M.
For Bellevilfe. (Xcoola and York, Tues-dav-,
Thurday s and Saturdayt, 1 r. si.
Arrives t 12 si.
Fr Wir, Farral and Battle Orcek,
Mondavn and Weliiesila,6 A. St. Ar
rive Tuedav and Friday at 0 r. Si.
For Shell Creek, Nebo. Cre-tou and
Stanton, on Monday at 7 A.M. Ar
rive Tuesdax ' r. si.
For Did Citv. Tne-ilay. Tliursd-iv.
nd SaturdajV, l i. si Arrives, at 12
U. I. Tline Xalle
K'.lsrant, No. 6. leaves at
? cn?'r, " 4. " "
.iht, H, '
relent. " in, '
Freight. No. '. Iea e at
Vaxsens'r, " S. "
Fr.icbt. " :, '
Emicrant. " 7, " "
r:W a. in.
Il:u; a. tn.
!:."(! a. m.
2:0 p. in.
fitlX) p. III.
Everv d.nv except Saturday the three
lines Icadiu? to Cliiiuipi connect with
1. 1. train al Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
alt. iu. n Lr tin- f.illnu inir schedule:
' iC.tV. W. 1 7th
. Jl .. It. .VO. 14th
( .. K. I. & I'.i 21st
M . II. A. i. ) "
. JC U.I. .V I'.V 12th
k .V N. W. liUh
IL&'O.. 1 ."th and 20th.
it'.. It. LA- 1.) 2d and 2nd.
. VN. W. V Dth and Hnth.
h. n. .v . ) ic.th
. Jc, n. la- i'S nth
c..c y. w. J 2ist
7th and 2Sth.
HAVING EMFLOYED Mr. A. A.
Fines, ofiu., a first-class black
smith, is now prepared to do all kinds
of wagon and blacksmith work. Will
make new buggies, wagons, etc,ormciid
old ones, and repair all kinds -of ma
rhinery. i uMom work a specialty
Good work, promptly to promise, and
eheap. ill at the sign of the horse
hoe, Olive treet, opposite Charles
Morse's stable. 42U-1m
I Formerly l'acilic House.
Thit popular house lias been newly
Refitted nnd .Furnished.
MeaK . . S5 cts.
Day Board per week, . $4.00.
Beard and Lodging, ftandfC.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. SA 77SFA CTWy G VASAXTEED.
Genoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term begin September 1S78. Three
I. Common School.
2. Normal School,
Thorough inlructiou given in all
branches by able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acquire experience in the school room.
Large building nnd tlrst-class accommo
dation. For prospectus. Ac, apply to
i . D. Kakkstraw, A. M,
432-3. Genoa, Nebraska.
hlrWi'' no1 Msily earned in these
JW times, but it can be made
vP I I I in three months by any one
of either sex. in any part of
the country ho is willing to work
ctcadilv at the employment that we
1'tirnNti. SW per week in your own
towa. You need not be awaj- from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to tho work, or only your
parc moments. We have agent who
are making over ?20 per day. All who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the preseut time money cannot be made
so easily and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. Terms and ?5 Outfit free. Address
at once. II. I1M.LTT A Co., Portland,
lr. J. S. McALLIKTKK,
SVRGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN
tist. Ofilcc on 12th st., three doors
cast of Schilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Booms in
connection with Dental Olllcc. 215.y
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he baa
done work, as to prices and quality.
"W. .A.. CLAJRIC,
Mill-Writ ana Eiim
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
t2TFor one vear a RESIDENT PHY
SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALS. Blaekwell's Island, N.Y.
Ofh? on 1 1th St., next to the JoUltXAL.
Mileage fto et. Medicines furnished.
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
lea with Saml. Gass, Columbus on 11th
street, one door cat of I. Gluck's store,
or with Mr. Weisentluh at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 41.
NKLtfON MiLLnrr. KYitux snr.LJrrr,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. MH-LETT Ai SOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
doe attention to all business entrusted
to them. 2li.
RYAN & DEGAN,
rpWO doors east or D. Ryan's Hotel
JL on 1 It It street, keep a la'rge stock of
Wines, Liquois? Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a flrst
clais bar. 411-x
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MAKES 1 COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIII,K EU:.Siht or broke,
at the Corral or
4211 GERHARD & ZE1GLKR.
D0LAND & SMITH,
Wholesale and Retail,
NEBRASKA AYE., oppo(lr City
Hall, Coliuntiu. Nebr. 3TLow
prices and line goods. Prescription
and family recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN IIl'BEK, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day al C .I'elock. sharp, p.irsing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watriille. and to Al
bion Thu hack will call at eithei of
the Hotels for passengers if orders are
left at the pnst-otlice. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.lv
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER &KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON 11 AND. ill kinds of fresh
mcati. and smoked pork nnd beef;
also frcf-h fish. Maku nusagu a. spec
ialty. jSTRcincmbor the place. Elev
enth StM one door west of D. Rvan's
Ilrlrickn ."IcaI .TIarkcf.
IVjublncton Are., nrarl) opposite Conrt Honc
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for CASH.
Best steak, per lb., ... .... 10c.
Rib roast, " t'c
B91I, " c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time and tint
to good responsible parties only. 267.
J. A.. B-AIOHR,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Nebraska Ave., opp. Clother House.
JSTCash Paid for Furs. 3sS
v. s. EXA.niirG sukgko:,
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
4 p. m and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's graiu office. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Ncbr. 433-tf
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON nAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Scat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
nut Lumber. ,
TTulhtfa An. ejy:xi.i Ctzzi Zezxt, C&stu, Uit
F. "W. OTT3
All kinds of
Books, Stationery, Candy and Clgarm.
ONE DOOU XOBTII OF TOST-Ori'ICE.
$fc mm m mm
J. C PARKER, Proprietor.
FIRST door north ofllainmoud House
and feed stable, opposite the old
post-office. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is the motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairiug
done promptly. t2J"Fine harness and
carriage trimming, a specialtv. Call
and examine for yourselves. 405
r. K. E.. HIGGSIXS,
Physician and Surgeon.
at all hours.
. "IoMt Ytn Ilet,"
For if you do you will lose money by
purchasing an expensive Wind Mils,
when you can-Uuy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-haff the money that any
other costs. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
11th street, opposite Maulon Clothcr's
store. Columbus, Neb. 411-13
TTi:.RY G. CAREW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to hiin in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Sprieht
Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf
COLUMBUS BM YAED,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
A.l-tvayi on Hand In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
37 M f
Is prepared to do all kinds of black
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarantee to give satisfaction. He
HOUSE -SHOEING A SPECIALTY,
and in this branch of the trade will ac
knowledge no peers. Persons having
lame horses from bad shoeing will do
well to bring them to him. He only asks
for a trial. All kinds of repairing done
to order. 440-3m
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices or your products dis
courage you, but rather limit your ex-
penscs to your resources. You can do
so by stopping at the new home or your
fellow farmer, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and dav, 25 efs. A
room furnished with a cook store and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. .1. B. SENEGAL,
Ji mile east of Gcrrard's Corral.
Sil :1 TU'.i,
Farm for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
ncre ef excellent firm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. O., about
cqui-distant from three County Seats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
GO acres under cultivation; 5 acre of
trees, maple, cottonwood, ,tc: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, &c.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The plnce is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a Tew acres ) near
Columbus. Inquire at the Jouknai.
office, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. 403
SlacUIi and Wagon Maker.
All kinds or repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies, &c, &c,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop ou Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. JI52
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. I). SHEEIIAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer In
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
tST ' Kentucky Vhiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN Oli DISH,
lltk Street, Sevtk ef Depot,
) DEALER IX(
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anytchere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sta.
North of Foundry. 307
1 built me a stately castle
A castle in tho air
And all the treasures or Dreamland
I brought to make it fair.
Italy's loveliest pictures
And the Orient's choicest gold
My fairy messenger wishes
Brought at my bidding hold.
On Araby's sweetsst perfumes,
From jewelled censers swung,
r lumeu me grunu oiu auincms
The Germau master sung.
And Fortune came, too, to meet mc
Ahl did she bring loss or gain?
Some of her smiles she left with me,
But she took my eastle in Spain.
Oh, Fortune! take back thy favors,
And leave me in Dreamland again,
But only her scornful laughter
Made answer to me in my pain.
Then tho world looked gray aud cheer
less, And my life seemed cruel and cold,
OM would the fresh ai r of Dreamland
Never soothe my cures as of old?
Long I scarclicd-alono for my treasures
On the open, desolate pluin,
Till at lust glad Nature met mc
And she made me hope once again.
She led mc out from the shadows.
She showed me the sun aud the bloom.
She bade me read from her page's '
Denial of sorrow and doom.
I reached the least of her wonders,
O blessed, thrice blessed surprise!
l ncre l round again my castle.
My wife! in thy beautiful eyes!
Nobody at Kiigsboro knew wlial
to mnkc of it. Deacon Turner, the
oldest inhabitant, snid that during
Ii is earthly pilgrimage lie had so
journed nt numerous towns, but in
no one of them bad any young man
who dressed nicely and did no work
turned out well. Capt. Brown, who
worked hard but managed so badly
that be was never out of debt, glar
ed savagely whenever he saw hand
some Jo Mallison with his hands in
the pockets of his neat-fitting coat,
and took occasion to remark to the
first pcr.-ou he met that he wished
the old days, in which people who
had no visible means of support
were prosecuted, would return
again. Squire BcatPin. who kept
the post-office, admitted to certain
astute questioners that Jo Mallison
never received letter?, so it was im
possible that any one wns sending
Iii in money with which to support
himself in idleness. Suspicion even
ran so high that Bill Bridget', who
was the only apothecary and candy
seller at Kiugsboro, nnd who had
Jo Mallison for quite a steady cus
tomer, made it a rule to examine
very carefully every bank note that
Jo offered in payment, lest haply
the handsome do-nothing might be
circulating counterfeits. The mar
ried women nt Kingsboro, who hud
to work ai hard as women almost
always do in new towns in young
States, caiefully pointed out" Jo (o
their sous as an example to be shun
ned, except so far as personal neat
ness was concerned.
But the Kingsboro girls differed
from the rest of the community in
their estimation of Jo. He might be
indolent in fncl Ibey knew he was,
for lie might almost always be seen
on the main street of the village,
sauntering along while other men
were at work but he was handsome
and he dressed with real taste, and
his breath never smelt of liquor or
tobacco, and he was always polite,
and ho never was awkward or ill at
ease or presuming when in the so
ciety of ladies, and he seemed lo
understand nil his fair companions
60 well. Iu all these respects he
was quite different from moist ofthe
Kingsboro boys, go that when good
mothers warned their daughters
against young men who could only
give fine words in proof of affection
the damsels experienced strong mis
givings as to what they would say if
Jo Mallison were to propose.
But Jo saved them the necessity
of deciding any such question. He
proposed to nobody ; he made love
to nobody; he seemed to have no
special favorites among the girls of
Kingsboro. He never even flirted ;
he seemed to heartily enjoy himself
when with ladies, and to express his
gratitude so deftly as to leave no
one a word upon which to base a
suspicion of any stronger senti
ments. And he did not stop with
conquering the hearts of all the
Kingsboro girls. Without any seem
ing intention lo do so, he won the
hearts of a few ofthe elderly women
in the town. They did not'mcan lo
give countenance to a showy idler,
but somehow, when Jo would coax
some bad or fretful child to take a
walk with him; and (hen send the
child home with a head full of Bible
6tories and a mouth full of pretty
6ongs, the mother of the child would
reluctantly admit that the handsome
young do-nothing did have a real
But ritill Jo did no work, nor did
he try to do any. He boarded at
tho only hotel in town, paid his bills,
avoided the bar-room, never played
cards, always went to church" on
Sundays, and ever formed one of
the scant 6core of faithful souls who
on Wednesday evenings used to hold
a prayer meeting in a corner of
There was not at Kingsboro any
club, that institution so industrious
ly hated by all good women, but
there was a gathering-place which
fulfilled all the requirements of a
club, and that was tho post-office.
The mail 6tage was nominally due
at seven iu the evening, so half the
male inhabitants congregated in Bill
Burlb's saddle-shop, which formed
the anteroom of the post-office, im
mediately after supper, and they
usually enjoyed a two-hour season
of conversation before the arrival
and distribution of the mail gave
them a bint to go home. Subjects
for conversation were not very nu
merous at Kingsboro, and 8 the few
native characters with -any salient
points had been very thoroughly
discussed during the many sessions
ofthe men who waited for tho mail,
the arrival of Jo Mallison was a per
fect godsend. It is hardly necessary
to say that "Jo found but fow com
panions among the Kingsboro ;. en.
The young men hated him for es
tranging their sweet-hearts, and
each of the older men was afraid
that Jo might marry his daughter
and come under the parental roof
for support. Theories about Jo
were plenty among the men who
talked about him, but none of them
were flattering to the young man's
character; counterfeiter, burglar's
accomplice, confidence man, horse
thief, fugitive from justice there
was some one to prove that. Jo
deserved each of these unpopular
appellations, while the only thcorv
in tlic least degree tolerable was
that, of a scalier-brained youth who
consumed quarts of hair-oil nnd
read the New York Jiomanccrhe
believed Jo was au cxilrd Prince in
disguise; but even Princes were
unpopular among the hard-working
population of Kingsboro.
One cool night, several weeks
after Jo's appearance at Kingsboro,
the opposing theorists as to Jo's
character indulged in a many-cornered
and very lively duel. It was
during a season when sudden at
mospheric changes made most of the
Kingsboro people bilious; other
wise the bitterness with which the
conversation finally came to be
characterized would have been in
explicable. 'Squire Ripson so far
forgot his years nnd dignity of char
acter as to call Bill Bruth, his tem
porary host, a fool for holding that
Jo could be nothing worse than a
wuii-m-iiu young man cnioving
himself, while the aggrieved Bill,
notwithstanding the kindliness
of spirit which was proper fo a man
who was a Methodist cluss-lcader,
called the 'Squire a liar. Both men
were, upon their feet, inclinin.r
slightly forward toward each other,
and looking words which should
never be spoken, when suddenly
the mail-stage drew up with a crush
at the door. The postmaster threw
a last parting glance at the 'Squire,
nnd hurried out for his mail-hags,
while the wholo narlv followed to
see who might be iu the stage. The
light streamed through the open
door into the singe, and the villa
gers saw Inside a single passenger,
whom tley recognized as a Cincin
nati salesman, through whom some
of the Kingsboro merchants occas
ionally purchased goods. They
were about to turn away in mingled
disappointment and "resignation,
when suddenly Jo Mhllison, who
had ju-U arrived at the office, sprang
into the stage nnd threw hiinsel?
upon the passenger, while the stage
turned quickly, the driver whipped
up furiously aud started for the
The stares which passed around
the party of spectators were simply
appaljing in their blankness. At
last 'Squire Bipson recovered breath
enough to gasp :
"No such thing 1" shouted Bill
Burth through the delivery window.
"It's probably the poor little fel
low s brother, and he s been waiting
for hiin weeks longer than he ex
pec ted to."
A derisive smile played over the
hills and valleys of the 'Squire's
face, and he was about to sav some
thing savage, when the reader of the
New York Romancer abandoned
hi.-, uieory oi ine disguised prince
and suggested that Jo was a high
wayman; that he knew traveling
salesmen carried lots of money ; that
he was robbing the salesman ; the
driver was in league with him, and
like enough they were a mile from
town by this time instead of going
to the hotel. "Jack Sbeppard wa"s
a little fellow," 6aid the theorist in
"I'm going to the hotel," said the
'Squire, starting for the door and
followed by the whole partv. A
moment later the door of the'post
master's inner sanctum was heard to
slam, and Bill Burth came iiiiiniii"
to join the crowd. Sol. Turncr.who
carried crutches and was soon left
behind, shouted appealingly to them
to do nothing until he got there to
see, but no encourngiug answer was
wafted back to him.
The hotel was gained, and the
stage stood before the door, but the
consequent failure of the theory of
the Romancers reader could not
stop the impetuous rush of the vil
lagers. They crowded into the
public room of the hotel, but neith
er Jo nor the stranger was there. In
a moment, however, a door opened,
and good Mrs. Butler, the landlady,
appeared with a smile on her face
aud a tear In each eye.
"I know what you men are after,"
she said. "Don't ever talk about
woman's curiosity again. Tho whole
story is this: Jo Mallison is a
woman, and Mr. Brown was her
lover. They had some sort of a
lover's quarrel, ond parted angry.
She made up her mind she was in
the wrong, but by that time he had
6tartcd on another trip. She once
heard him say he never missed going
to Kingsboro, so she came here in a
suit of her brother's clothes, and has
been waiting for him ever since,
poor girl. And they've made up,
and are ever so happ', and are going
to be married to-morrow. And I've
known about it all the time, and I'd
have done just what she did if I'd
have been her."
Tho last clause of Mrs. Butler's
speech was enough to set Jo Malli
son right in everyone's eyes, for
Mrs. Butler was one of those
women who are trusted by every
one on questions of propriety. But
it is doubtful whether her hearers
on this particular occasion remem
bered this portion of Mrs. Butler's
wonderful address until it was re
called by some slighting remark
made by persons to whom the story
was told at second-hand. The men
said nothing to each other for sev
eral moments; then Bill Burth went
meekly up to 'Squire Ripson and
"I was a fool, 'Squire."
"I was another," whispered the
'Squire in return.
Tho interested parties had deter
mined to have the wedding cere
mouy performed with the greatest
privacy, but some ono learned from
liarsou Fish (he hour at which the
service was to be performed, nnd
the news spread rapidly, and the
Kingsboro people took the mutter
into their own hands. They dressed
iu their best and besieged the hotel,
and when the bride saw them
through the slats of the window
blinds, her sense of fun moved her
to order that they should be admit
ted so far as the capacity of the
largest room iu the hotel would
allow. Then it wai discovered that
the bride had discreetly brought a
trunk fnl of her own proper apparel
with her, and that she looked sim
ply charming in a neat walking-suit
and bonnet. Parson Fish made man
and wile of Hubert L. Brown and
Tn.ni,!.:.,,, XI Ali:... ,1 il. (I !,.'
uvct.'lllim 4.11. 4XIIICIMI, lllll llll II ti M
kissed and was kissed by all the
Kingsboro girls, and by many mat
rons who seem to grow younger as
the looked into her happy face. As
for the men, they looked as sheepish
as they deserved lo, but they had a
new subject for conversation, aud it
lasted the pout-office coterie for a
full fortnight. JV. Y. Graphic.
'5"he Power of ji;iallene.
It is related that a belated strang
er stopped all night at a farmer's
house. He noticed that a slender
little girl, her gentle ways, had a
great influence in the house. She
seemed lo be a bi-Jnger of peace and
good-will lo the rougher ones ofthe
household. She had a power over
animals, also, as the following
The farmer was going to town
next morning, aud had agreed to
take the stranger with him. The fam
ily came out to see them start. The
farmer gathered up the reins, and
with a jerk, said : "Dick, go 'long !"
It availed .not. Then dime down
the whip with a heavy hand, but the
stubborn beast only shook his head
silenllj'. A stout lad came out and
seized the bridle, nnd pulled, aud
yanked, and kicked the rebelli
ons pony; but not a step would he
move. At (his crisis a sweet voice
said: Willie, don't do so." The
voice was quickly recognized. And
now the magic, baud was laid on the
neck of the seemingly-incorrigible
animal, and a simple, low word was
spoken. Instantly the muscles re
laxed, and the air of stubbornness
vanished. "Poor Dick," said the
sweet voice, and she stroked and
patted softly his neck with those
child-like hands. "Now, go along,
you naughty fellow," in half-chiding,
but iu a tender voice, as she
drew slightly on the bridle. The
pony turned and rubbed his head
against her arm for a moment, and
started off on n cheerful trot, and
there wa3 no further trouble lhal
The stranger remarked to the
"What o wondorful power that
hand possesses 1"
The reply was
"Oh, she's good 1 Everybody
and everything loves her.' Sunday
How Xhc3- Mfcp P.iriM Clean.
When Fulfou of Ihe Baltimore
American was in Paris, he used to
get up early in the tnorniug and
ride about the city ou the top of a
street-car iu order to see how they
kept Paris so clean. He writes:
''The housekeepers bring out nil
rubbish and pile it up in the street,
one pile for every four or live hous
es. It is no sooner emptied than
tho rag-pickers, who swarm the
streets with their hags and buckets
and hand-carls, pounce upon it and
gather up all the fragments of paper,
rags or metal to be found in the
piles. They are so numerous that
there is a scramble ou every street,
and they move from pile to pile as
if their lives depended on their ac
tiyity. They seem to take away
one-third of the rubbish. Servants
arc everywhere to be seen with
broom and bucket in hand cleaning
off the fronts. The streets arc being
sprinkled with hose, and an army
of men and women with birch
brooms are sweeping the streets.
On the boulevards, horse-brushing
machines ore in motion, and the
garbage-carts aro removing f he "les
thrown out by the houscke rs.
Water i turned on in all the gut
ters, and women with brooms are
engaged iu washing them down.
Men with hose are watering all the
roots of all the hundreds of thous
ands of trees on the boulevards, aud
taking up the gratings so as to loos
en the earth around them. All or
nearly all this work is done by the
city authorities, and by nine o'clock
the city is as clean as broom and
brush aud water can make it."
How Peter Ite.Itet1 Tempt
ation. A colored brother whose eyes
were watery, and who had evident
ly been imbibing experience whisky
was telling his young friend George
that he ought to ginc loo. Said
George, "I would, but do temptation
to do wrong is too strong for me."
Wliar's yer back bone dat ye can't
rose up and stand temptation!" ex
claimed Brother Peter. "I was dat
way myself once. Bight in flis yere
town I had a chance to elcal a "pn'r
of boots mighty fine ones, too.
Nobody was dar to see me, and I
reached out my hand and dc debbil
said take 'em. Den a good spirit
whispered for me to let dern boots
alone." "An' yon didn't take 'cm ?"
"No, pah not much. I took a pa'r
o' cheap shoes off dc shelf, an' let
dem boots alone!"
The modern style of doing up a
woman's hair is so complicated that
it is difficult lo tell which is switch.
Wander of tho Xrnlric Jilr-
The mirages of the plains arc ol
wondrous beauty. Iu the autumn,
when all the utmospcric conditions
are perfect, strange transformations
take place upou the prairie ocean.
It is the moruiug of such a day.
Along the eastern horizon a narrow
bolt of hilver light appears. As it
grows broader tho &ilver-gray of
its lower line changes to gold.
Fleecy clouds above the belt lake on
a yellow red. The grayish shadows
of the dawn lift blow'ly from the
earth aud imperceptibly float sky
ward. Just before the'red disk "of
the sun peers above the horizon line
weird islands appear in Ihe ky
islands clothed with trees nnd wavy
grasses, and held together by
threads of yellow and green anil
azure. The earth stands inverted
in the sky. Tho wooded bluffs and
timber lands of tho prairie turn
bottom upward iu the glaucous
ether above with their feet knee
deep in water. The groundwork of
this illusion is a grayish, semi
opaque, mist, but the smallest ob
ject upon the plain is limned
against it with marvelous fidclitv.
Objects far beyond Ihe vision over
the prairie arc brought into plain
view by this ethereal mirror. I
havo seen a little village thirty
miles away over the plains standing
in ihu sky, every feature traced with
Ihe minuteness of a line engraving.
I could distinguish the dogs wan
dering through the htreets, the cows
standing idly about the yards, and
the opening aud closing'of a door
in the cabins. I have seen dog-
sledges whose trains wore out of
sight below the horizon, trail thro'
the heavens iu tortuous course; long
lilies of curt-trains swaying to and
fro over the dunes of the sky. In
all thoso cises, the ground does not
appear; only the objects growing
upou or passing over it. Every
thing has tho appcaraucc of grow
ing or standing in water. The feet
of animals, tho roots of trees, the
rounilutjous of houses, arc all lost
in an aqueous mit.
The ordinary features of the mir
agethe sample drawing of differ
ent objects near Ihe spectator arc
of common and, in many places, of
every day occurrence at' some sea
sons of the year. A few rods away
on every side a slight line, of grav
ish mist, exactly resembling th'al
rising from lake or stream in earlv
moruiug, appears, and upon its sur
face is limned Ihe whole landscape,
chuuging constantly, like the colors
of a kalcidescope, as Ihe traveler
advances. The illusion continues
but a few minutes, however. The
gold fades from the fleecy clouds
overhead as the yellow light de
scends upon Ihe plain, chasing the
receding shade before it. The sun
rises, and the dissolving views of
Ihe mirage fade slowly away. jr.
Y. Evening Post.
Forcet unci Forgive.
We bury our youth, our health
and our strength ; aud we only come
lo grief when we try to resucitnte
the dead and forget the chain of
years that we have forged between
then and now. The long walk, the
day's hunting, the night's dance, the
cold bath, and the hair hour's swim,
the imprudent food, and the reck
less exposure to the sun and the
rain, the wind and the snow all
these things are amoug the buried
dead of our possibilities, and we
mufti accept them as memories only,
never again to be living facts. Aud
why not bury the remembrance of
past pains, past enmities, of the
quarrel that has been verbally made
up, the offence once offered and
since atoned for? Some people
never bury these things. They say
that they forgive, but they keep
their dead displeasure, as ttic dwarfs
kept Bosercd's pretty body, with a
glass window iu the coffin, by
which they could look iu and walch
her whenever thev idiosc. No;
there is uo good in that. Coflius
with glnss windows in. them arc a
mistake. Let us bury tho d&ad
things of life deep iu good honest
soil, plant flowers on them.Jso that
the place where they lie shall not
be barren nor disfigured ; make of
each mistake, each sad experience,
a means for future good and truth
and beauty; and go on always on
till we come to the end, when we
ourselves shall be among the dead
and buried, some of us remaining
as beautiful remembrances, ever cn
hrincd in honor and delight; gome
of us standing out in the backward
vista, as but sorrowful mistakes,
like blind creatures who have miss
ed Iheir way; or children of sorrow,
bi ought up under the hard tutelage
of pain, and never suffered to escape
the hand of that stern teacher, that
cruel monitor. Queen.
1 Won Once Yoimp,
It is an excellent thing for all who
ore engaged in giving instruction to
young people, frequently to call to
mind what they were themselves
when young. This practice is one
of the most likely to impart patience
and forbearance, and to correct un
reasonable expectations. At one
period of my life, when instructing
three young people to write, I found
them, as I thought, unusually stupid.
I happened at this time to look over
the contents of an old copj- book,
written by me when a boy. The
thick upstrokes, Ihe awkward join
ings of the letters, and the blots in
the book, made mc completely
ashamed of myself, and 1 could, at
that moment, have burned the book
in the fire. The worse, however, I
thought of mysolf, the better I
thought of my backward scholars;
I was cured of my unreasonable ex
pectation, and became in future
doubly patient and forbearing. In
teaching youth, remember that you
once were young, aud in reproving
their youthful errors, endeavor to
call to mind vour own.
OIU School l!cipllnc.
There were two curious b"l3 of
discipline nt that school ; one. that
whenever a boy committed a grave
offense every boy of the school was
made a parly to it, and a 'penitential
letter was written homo by every
boy precisely in the same terras.
Here-is an instance: One night, as
wo followed the ushers, two-uud-two,
down a passage from the
school-room to our bed-room, Will-
nun gam to me, "ueorge, 1 liatothat
usher fellow." "So do I," I said.
"I shall spit on his back," said he.
"Please don't,'' wild I, "we shall
both be strapped." Strapping was
administered with a piece of carriage-trace,
with the buckle-boles
in it, through which the air rushed
as the strap descended on the hand.
"I shall spit on his back," said he,
and, as I expected, the usher having,
I suppose, heard whispering, turned
round, and William was caught iu
the act. The next morning, uftcr
due personal treatment ol the lead
ing culprit by n process more pain
ful than strapping, we were all
drawn up in single file in the school
room, and everv bov. older niwl
younger, had to write from dicta
tion, and then to copy from his
slate on a sheet of letter-paper, tho
letter following (letters then cost 81
each): "My Dear Parents We
have committed a great bin. For
William Deiiisou spat on the ushcr'tf
back as we went to bed. I remain,
ourafl'ectionate son, Arthur Shirt."
There were four Shirt brothers iu
the school Arthur, Lionel, Fred
erick and Augustus Shirt. I draw
I Vfll nrnfllin Inni:.,,.,. ...! ......
ious of the Shirt parents upon
opening the four letters, price 2s
Sd. The like thing happened again
while I wa3 there, upon the occasion
of buying npplc-tnrts from an olrt
woman over the playground-wall.
In this case flic sin was of a nioro
general character, but, as in the
other case, was made timvcreal :
"My Dear Parents We hove com
mitted a great sin. For we havo
bought apple -tarts without the
leave of the master, when we have
plenty to cat, and that of fhc best
quality. I remain," etc. The othrr
point of discipline was that every
boy who had not conducted himself
well during the week had no mill
ion pie on Saturday. Xovr, this
gave the mutton pic a moral eleva
tion which, iu its own nature, it did
not deserve, bciii composed of
what wns left on the plates tho pre
ceding days oftbeweek. William
had been at school at Fsber, with
our elder brothers Efcclyu and Ed
ward; before Sunbury. There, ono
Sunday moruiug, having lost his
hal, he was made to walk to school
in a straw coal-scuttle bonnet of ono
of tho doughlers of the house. The
woys of discipline are various.
Arch Deacon Denison's "JVofe of
My Life" J
AVe have known a contrary so
ciety which withered away to noth
ing under the dry rot of gossip.
Friendships once firm as granite,
dissolved fo jelly, and then ran
away to water, only because or this ;
lovo that promised a future as en
duriug ns heaven nnd us staple as
truth, evaporated into a morning
mist that turned to a day's long
tears, only because or this; a father
and son were set foot to foot with
the fiery breath of anger that would
never cool ogoin between them;
and a husband and his young wife,
each straining at the heated lash,
which in the beginning had btcn
the golden bondage of God's bless
ed love, sat mournfully by the
grave where all their love and all
their joy lay buried and all bccau.se
of this. I have seen faith trans
formed to mean doubt, joy givo
place fo grim despair, and charity
lake on itself the features or black
malevolence, because or the 6mall
words of scuudal, and the magic
mutteringsof gossip. Great crimes
work wrongs aud deeper tragedies
of human life spring from the largo
passious; but woeful and most
mournful arc the uncatalogued
tragedies that issue from gossip and
detraction; most mournful the ship
wreck often made of noble nature-
and lovely lives by the bitter wind
and dead salt waters of slaudcr.
So easy fo say, yet so hard to dis
provethrowing on the iniiocen
all the burden and strain of demon
strating their innocence, and pun
ishing them as guilty ir unable tc
pluck out the stings they can no
see, aud lo silence words they never
hear gossip and slander arc the
deadliest and crudest weapons mai
has ever forged for his brother's
It is one of the advantages of
keeping good stock that not only is
more llcsh gained for tho quantity oT
food consumed, and a better qualiu
of flesh produced, but the waste iij
the shape of offal is greatly reduced
The short-horn heifer Miriam, bret"
by Mr. J. Stratton, which wa
awarded the first prize for best fe
male at the butchers' show at Isling
ton, England, last yctr, wcighn
alive 1,808 pounds, giving over 7".
pounds dressed to the 100 pound,
live weight. Perhaps there is no
other animal than a very good short
horn that would dress so well.aud an
instance so well authenticated as
this shows the value not ouly ofthe
breed, but of good feeding as well.
Al a collection made at a charily
fair, a lady offered the plate to a
rich man well-known for his stiugi
ncss. " I have nothing," was the
curt reply. "Then take something,
sir," said the lady; "you know I
am begging for the poor."
A Boston young man married
against the wishes of his parent?
and in telling a friend how to brcs
the news to them, said: "Tell thei
first that I am dead, and gent"
work up to the climax."
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