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LIFE'S MHA SUJIK.
BY H. II. BttOWNK.
"He loveth long who lovcth well,"
So ran tlie legend terse and bold;
To "keep this truth in mind were well,
For truth is better kept than gold.
The one will perish In an hour;
One never dici: but bright and pure
As Heaven iUelf, when earthly power
Has -passed, forever shall endure.
Xot bv the vcars of life is told
The'lengtli of life, but bj the real
And kindly works . as growing old,
Men for each other do and feci.
His, life is Jong whose work U. well.
And life his station low orlifgh,
He who the most rood worics can tell
Lives longest, though he soonest die.
Then, an the swift-winged moments
Freight them with wealth or truth and
"With garnered sheaves of thought and
For the glad barvctt-home above.
"Within the rankling breast of Hate,
In desert wa vs where no flowers bloom,
In the scenes where folly sits in state,
In wan-faced Sorrow's house of gloom,
Sow love, and taste its fruitage sweet.
Sow smile, and ice the desert spring,
Sow wisdom for Its harvest meet.
Sow sunlight for the joy 'twill bring.
Ileff to Tell-Jentleran.
You Bliould never judge by ap
pearances. The" other clay a little
weazen-faced man, wearing a $3.50
suit of clothe, went to one of the
big hotels and registered himself
from Texas, asked for a room, and
if breakfast was on the table.
The Olympian clerk gazed at him
ecornfully for a moment and then
"No," replied the gucsL
"In that case," said the clerk,
"the rules of the house compell me
to insist on payment in advance."
"Very well," said the guest, not
appearing ofTeudcd ; "take two days'
board out of this" and from a wad
of greenbacks as big as his arm he
produced a one hundred dollar
"I beg j'bur pardon," stammered
the abashed clerk; "but we arc so
often taken in, and your face not
being familiar to me, I "
"No offense," cheerily responded
the guest; "business is business, and
rules are rules. It docs look a little
odd to be without baggage;-but as
CAttlo dealers ain't much on style,
"That's all right, Colonel," said
the clerk; "put up your money ; wc
kuow a gentleman when wc sec
him. Jim, show the gentleman up
to UG. Call for the best in the
The old man stowed away an
ample breakfast; got the clerk to
give him small bills for the hundred
dollar note, ask where Billy Cool
baugh, the "banker, had his office;
inquired when they had dinner; de
sired the clerk to tell Mr. Farwcll if
ho called, that he would be back at
two o'clock; then went aud hasn't
been 8 ten sinco.
The clerk subsequently discover
ed that the $100 bill was Uad, and
the sad event has cast a gloom over
the hotel office.
Set a Good Example.
The first, and perhaps the most
potent influcucc determining the
career of our children, is our own
conduct. We havo little reason, and
no right, to expect them to act bet
ter than we give them an example.
If wc are hasty, violent, unreasona
ble, intemperate or profane in our
speech, careless in our habits, im
pure in our lives, we have every
reasou to expect that our children
will grow up to be like ns. Nay,
we may properly fear that they will
make bad haste to distance us on
the evil road; for experience, aud
the terror of the law, and a whole
Bomc restraint from society, keep us
somewhat in check. To the child
all these things are wanting. Think
of the effect on a boy, of seeing his
father in a rough-and-tumble fight,
or of hearing him threaten to kill a
neighbor, perhaps a member of his
own family! This is the kind of
education too raauy children have
who are growing up to be your fellow-citizen
and mine, and whom
6ome reckless demagogue will try to
persuade ought lobejit the top" of
society. Think-of the influence on
a child of habitual coarseness, harsh
ness and the want of self-control in
those who stand to him as his types
of men and women ! Let it never
pa6S out of our thought; let it cling
to us and haunt us day by day, that
our children are deriving a large and
formative part of their education
from our daily manners, and espe
cially from the tone of our daily life.
The spirit that rules us creates the
spirit that rules them.
A Scolcbraan was asserting that
some of the most celebrated poets
and brightest intellects the world
ever produced were descendants of
his race, and quoted Scott, Burns,
aud others as evidence. A"n Eng
lishman who was present retorts :
"I suppose you will claim next that
even Shak6pearewas a Scotchman."
"Wcel,"he replied, "I'm nae so sure
o that; but ane thing I do ken Ac
had intellect eneuch to be a Scotch
wan." A John Bull, conversing with a
Canadian Iudian, asked him if he
knew that the sun never sets on the
Queen's dominions. "No," said the
Iadian. "Do you know the reason
wTiy?" asked John. "Because
heaven le afraid to trust an English
tnaa in thn.bark," was the avngc
Ah InjjIiHh Opinio efaa Am
erican Jekcr. .
What is called 'American' humor
(and various as are its kinds, every
one knows what in meant by the
definition) did not take with us
readily, chiefly because nothing for
eign ever does take readily with
us; and secondly, because there was
a great deal of native humor just at
that time when the American began
to be imported. Was, for instance,
Sara Slick ever thoroughly appre
ciated in England ? Wc should like
to see whether a reprint of the
clock-maker's quaint and shrewd
philosophy would be acceptable to
a generation much harder up for a
laugh than was that to which Judge
Haliburton discoursed of soft saw
der and human nature. There is no
resemblance betweeu the Clock
maker and American humorists of
the present day, most of whom are
inspired by conditions of life and
adventure, by whole social systems
that did not exist in the time of the
side-splitting 'Blucnosc and they
have the great charm for up, of
rootlcssncss, absolute novelty and
perfect audacity. They can't be
conventional because there's no
conventionalism where their jokes
hail from, and they are a law to
themselves concerning themes of
joking, not to mention that their
funniest effects are often uninten
tional, and funny only to us. Thus,
Artemus Ward, Mark Twain, Mr.
Breto Hartc, and more recently Mr.
Habcrton, have established them
selves with English play-goers, and
as laughter-compelling friends of
bored mankind. London Spectator.
A gentleman recently invited a
well-known lecturer to his home to
take tea. Immediately on being
seated at the table, a little daughter
of the gentleman said to ihe guest,
quite abruptly, "Where is your
wife?" The gentleman, having re
cently been separated from the
partner of his life, was surprised
and annoyed at the question, and
stammered forth the truth, "I don't
know." "Don't know?" replied the
infant terrible. "Why don't you
Finding that the child prcsistcd
in her interrogations, despite the
mild reproof of the parents, he con
cluded to make a clean breast of the
matter, and have it over at once.
So he said, with calmness, "Well,
we don't live together. Wo think,
as we can't agree, we'd better not."
lie stifled a groan as the child began
again, and darted an exasperated
look at her parents.
But the little torment would not
be quieted until she exclaimed:
"Cau't agree 1 Then why not fight
it out, as pa and ma do?" Provi
The Story of Closes.
A few days ago a fishcrman,whose
name the reporter could not learn,
living a mile or so below Covington
in Nebraska, noticed a box floating
down stream and as it was not far
out of his way he secured it. It
proved to be water-tight and in it
was a passenger, a healthy looking
baby, alive and tugging away at a
bottle full of milk which it had in
its hands. The babe was dry and
comfortable and well clothed. There
was no clue about it as to its pater
nity nor by which to tell the dis
tance it had come. The box could
hardly have floated a great distance
however. A day or so before this
discover' the same man saw the
body of a dead child, apparently a
new born infant, floating iu the
stream, but he could not get it.
A little boy who went to church
was told to remember the text, which
was: "Why stand yo here all the
day idle ? Go into my vineyard and
work, and whatsoever is right, that
I will pay thee." Johnny came
home and was asked to repeat the
text. He thought it over a while,
aud then cried out, "What do you
stand around here doing uuflin' for?
Go into my barnyard and go to
work, and I'll make it all right with
"I know where there is another
arm just as pretty as this one," said
a young Oil Citizen to his sweet
heart, as he pinched hrr fair arm
yesterday evening. The storm that
quickly gathered upon the lady's
brow as quickl' passed away when
the young man pinched her other
arm, and said, "It is this oue, dear."
Irate passenger "Driver, whj in
thunder don't you. whip up your
horses?" Driver "Well, you see,
6ir, my dog's gettin' fat, and he's,
folleriu' behind. Exercise does him
good ; but if 1 drive too fast he can't
keep up with us." Puck.
At the depot, the other day, a
young man put his head out of the
car wiudow to kiss his girl good-by,
when the train'pullcd out so rapidly
that ho kissed an old African
female at the next station. Jones
Since Mr. Edison has started out
in earnest on a hunt after noises, a
suffering world will appeal to him
to turn bis attention to the back
yard cat problem as soon as he shall
have fiuished with the elevated
There is no bumble-bee but can
be distinguished when you sit down
The Westera Rrnl..
The Western Mural comes to our
table from week to week complete
in all its departments. Iu matters
relating to the farm, orchard and
ardeu, it is unsurpassed, and yet it
does not ignore the family circle. It
is a fireside companion, much en
joyed by the women folks and the
children, each having a department
full of interest to them. The Rural
is increasing in circulation aud in
fluence, and deserves the patronage
of all interested in the cultivation of
the soil, or iu increased intelligence
among the sons of toil.
A political speakeraccused a rival
of "unfathomable meanness," and
then, rising to the occasion, said :
"I warn him not to persist in his
disgraceful course, or he'll find that
two of us can play at that game."
"How small wc treat the tramps?"
asks the New York Sun. Oh, well,
if you are going to fraternize with
them iu that way, wc believe they
generally take straight whisky.
A hopeful minister says that he
has no doubt that the time will come
when the members of a church choir
will behave just as well as other
Tabashccr is a transparent fluid
in the joints of the bamboo. It
hardens into a solid lump which
will cut glass.
How to acquire shorthand Fool
1 around a buzz saw.
The undersigned offers at private sale
his farm two and a half miles north of
the city consisting of
680 ACKKS OF L.AN1,
fifty acres uuder cultivation, and sixty
acres of ns good hay land as can be
found, and under a portion of it is a
very excellent quality of briek clay.
The improvements upon the place are a
two-story concrete dwelling, 20x30 ft.,
a comfortable and convenient house; a
wind-mill: u large, substantial shelter
for stock; shed and yards for hogs;
corral for cattle; granary; tool house,
etc., etc. Also
133 HEAD OF SHEET,
mostly cwcs,besides horses,cows, steers,
heifers, hogs, farming implements, &c. ,
The location is a very excellent one
for farming and stock raising near the
city with easy and quick access to mar
ket; a fifteen minutes' ride to the post
office, the railroad depot, the telegraph
office and church.
The site of the dwelling-house com
mands as line a view as can be had of
the country, for twenty miles in every
direction, and the place would not be
offered for sale except that my increas.
ing business in the city renders it
desirable to give it my exclusive at
tention. For further particulars call on or
Aaddrcss 31. K. TURNER,
Geo.- T. Spooner,
All work promptly attended to and
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work. His motto in regard to
price is, Live and let live.
lis Building o! Cisterns a Specialty.
ItSTIIcadquartcrs at the "Nebraska
House." Cull and sec rae.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Barness, Saddles, Sriiles, and Collars,
keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
combs, Jlrushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Door West ofStillraan Droj Stor.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction puaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. IS PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try mv work.
week in your own town. $5
Outfit free. No risk. Reader
rou want a business at
which perons of cither ser
can make preat pay all the time thev
work, write for particulars to H. Hal
lett t Co Tortland, Maine.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Genera Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at.rrnm $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
tlme,in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. "We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low prico and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte Countv.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A complete asiortmfnt of Ladles' and Chil
dren's Shoes kept on hand.
All Work Warranted!!
Our MottoGood stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Bepairicg.
Cor. Olirc and 12th St.
h Mkm ES W A Ft m
STOVES, IRON, TINAM,
Nails, Rope, Wagon Material, Glass, Paint, Etc.,
O. B. STILLMAN,
"Wholesale aud Retail Dealer in
DEUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Keeps on hand all articles usually kept in a tirst-class Drug Store. Dealers
in surrounding country will find it to their interest to purchase from him, as he
can aud will give BED-ROCK TRICES.
Prescriptions Carefallv Coniuounded.
I3TA GOOD ASSORTMENT OF VALL PAPER ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK.
The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Co's
(Lntc Dicbold & KIcnzIc,)
Fire and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THE BEST RECORD OP ALL.
All leading Railroa d & Espresa Companies and Bankers intleNortliwest have them.
Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires in Chicago; also preserved the contents
in every instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at
Oshkosh, "Wis., and at ail places have stood the test, without failure.
All Sizes for Sale and Made to Order. Old Safes taken in Exchange.
County and Hank Work n, Specialty. Pricey as low as
Good Work can no Made.
D. S. C0VENT, GENERAL AGENT,, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
3sjrie Etist fee 1S7S ? ... E"aU BeXivesy.
Apple trees, in variety. 4 to C ft.. 3 vcar.
Apple trees 2 yrs., grown in Antelope Co.,
ii. . v.". """J J ', 1 " II
Cherries. e:irly and late Richmond, 4 ft., Iowa grown
Plums. Minoc and Wild Goose, 4 ft.......
Concord Grapes, first-class. 2 year, per 100,?0.50
Blackberrv. Kittatinnv anil Snvrlor o T - ino tv
Raspberry, Doolittlc, Mammoth, Cluster
1W, fl.W. ... .. - ........J.
Gooscbcrry.-IIouhton, 2 years ,
Currants. A ictoria, Cherry and White Grape, 2 rears
Strawberry. "Wilson, Monarch of the West, per 100, 75 cents
Pie Plant.-trawberry Mammoth, (extra)
RilmnnockWqeping "Willow, well formed heads, 6 feet,
Wisconsin " u u
Box Elder and Soft Maple, 1 year, per 1000, $2.50 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'"'.'.
'!.. " for street, 6 ft.,.
Snowball, Flowering Almond, Lilac, purple and white, 2 ft.,
Roses, Moss. June and climblnjr. in variety. 2 years
Trumpet, Vine. Honeysuckle, Wistina and Virginia Climber,
Peonies. Tulips, Tube Roses and other bulbs. 10 to ..
This ursery was established ouc year ago. and I have a good assorortment of
small fruit growing here, and have made arrangements with' nelghbing nurser
ies so that I can furnish anything in the above price-list. Patties engaged in
fruit erowins will find it to their Interest to give me a call beforo buyinir of
traveling agent. I am permanently located here, and expect to do a home busi
ness. Satisfaction guaranteed. Correspondence solicited.
9-6 J. M. CAXiIilSKKV, Coiambni, Nebraska.
A. W. LAWRENCE,
'AGENT FOR THE
Will hereafter be found THREE
DOORS SOUTH of the Post Office,
where he keeps a full line of every style
PUMP. PIPE, HOSE,
And the Celebrated
I X L FEED MILL.
As he keeps a Pump House exclusively,
ho is able, to sell CHEAPER THAN
THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for any
depth well. Pumps driven or repaired,
aud Rods cut.
GirE IIIM A CAIL AND SAVE MOSEY.
RETAIL DEALER IN
AIVD OlMVE STREET,
Town irrown. nnr 100. lS.no
3 to 4 ft., per 100, $15.00...! . '.
and Philadelphia Red per
Is conducted as a
Devoted to the best mutual inter
ests of Its readers and its publish
ers. Published at Colutnbus.PIatte
county, the centre of the ngricul
tural.portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people east who are
looking towards Nebraska as their
fnture home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska are the staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by tbo fact that the
Jouunai. has never contained a
"dun" against them, and by the
other fact that
In its columns always brings its
reward. Business is business, aud
those who wish to reach the solid,
people of Central Nebraska will
find the columns of the Jouiin'al a
Of all kinds neatly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This species
.qf printing is nearly always want
ed in a hurry, aud, knowing this
fact, we have so provided for it
that wc an furnish envelopes, h-f-ter
heads, bill heads, circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on very short
notice, and promptly on time as
1 copy per annum $2 00
14 Six months 100
" Three months, 50
Single copy si-nt to any address
in the United States for 5 uts.
Iff. K. TITENEE & CO.,
Cic:s:::rj tj 0rr:ri 4 Essi isi Tzncr i Halct.
Leandkb Gerrakd, Preri.
Gko. W. Hulst, Vice Pes'
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Geiikard.
Abnek Tuisnek, Cashier.
flunk or Dcpoftlt, DihcoHnf
CollcctioHM Promptly Itlndc on
Pay Intercut on Time iopo
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door East of CSalley'i, on
SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent,
ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per
taininin to a general Ileal Estate
Agency and Notary Public. Have In
struction" and blanks furnished by
United Statei Land Office for making
final proof on Homesteads, thereby sav
ing a trip to Grand Island. Have a larce
number ol farms, city lots and all lands
belonging to U P. K. It. in Platte and
adjoining counties for sale very cheap.
Attend to contesting claims before U. S.
OEec one Doer West of Hiram on d House,
F. VT. OTT, Clerk.
CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN
Tfce Great Trunk Line from the West to
CUeago b1 the Saat.
It la the oldest, shortest, most direct, coaveaieat,
comfortable and in titrj retpect the test line yon
can take. It la the greatest and gra&dect Railway
organization fax' the United States, It owns or
2100 WILES OF RAILWAY
rUT.T.MAX, HOTEu CARS are ran aleav
fcfy it through, betvreea
couuchj bluets a Chicago i
No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Can, through, between the
Missouri River and Chicago.
PASSENGERS GOING EAST should bear
In mind that this la the
AND ALL POINTS EAST.
Passengers by this ronto hiTe choice of FIVE
DIFFERENT KOCTES and the sdrantace of
Eight Dally IJnee Palace Sleeping; Cara
from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS.
Tnslst that tho Ticket Agent scllayon tickets by
tbo North-Western Road. Examine your Tickets,
and ref nie to buy If they do not read orer this Road.
All Agents fell them and Check usual Baggage
Free by this Line.
ThroHgh Ticket ria this Route to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central Pacific Rail
road Ticket Office, foot of Market Street, and at
t New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, and at
aH Coupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacllc, Union
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, No. 415 Broadway. Boeton
Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 245 Farn
bam Street.- Ban Francisco Office. 3 New Mont-
fsmery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 62 Clark
trcet. under Sherman House : 75 Canal, corner
trcet, under Sherman House ; 75 Canal, corner
Madlaon Street ; Kinzlo Street Depot, corner West
t, corner vt est
hlnzio and Canal btreets ; N ells I
corner wens ana junzie streets.
For rates or Information not attainable frem
your homo ticket agents, apply to
Martin nronrrr, W. IL Stxn-sbtt,
. Gcn'lMacg'r, Chicago. Qea'l Tau. Ast. Lblcagor
SACEET & CROUCH,
'The proprietors arc practical millers,
at tend to tin- grinding themselves,
FurnUhcil with the latest improved
machinery, they are prepared to do all
RYE AND FEED
GROUND EVEUY DAY.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
We make, several brands of
But recommend to the trade our AL
BION 31 ILLS
It is a superior article made from
CHOICE SELECTED WHEAT.
A full, fresh supply of groceries,
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Just opened, and for sale at low-down
137" Olive Street, opposite the
CITY MEAT MARKET,
OIJTE ST., OPPOSI
II A. 71 -
"Will keep on hand all kinds ol Fresh
and Salt Meats, also Samae, Poultry,
Fresh Fish, etc., all in their season.
Cash paid for Hides, Lard anl Ba
CEHTM MEAT MABKBT
0."V llili STREET.
Dealers In Frch nnd Salted Meats,
ifcc. Town Lots, Wood. Hides, fcc.
J. UICKLY, Agent.
Columbus, June 1, 1877.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
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