The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 11, 1878, Image 1

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Office in tho JOURNAL building,
Elcvcnth-st., Columbus, Neb.
Terms cr Tear, ?2. Six months, $1.
Three; months, 50c nglc copies, 5c
VOL. IX.--NO. 32.
WHOLE NO. 448.
Auvin Pacnders. U.S. Senator, Omaha.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Heatriec.
Frank AVelcii, Upprcscntativc,Xorfolk.
ilas Gakbkk, Governor, Lincoln.
Bruno Tzchuck, Secretary of State.
J. II. W'ottnn, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. Mrltritlo, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General.
S. R. Thompson, Supt. Public Instruc.
II. C. Dawon, Warden of I'cnitcntiarr.
W. V. Abbey,
'. It. timilil.
Dr. .1. G. Darin, Prison Flivsieian.
H.I'.3IathcVfcon, Supt. Insane. Atylum.
Prison Inspectors.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
George II. l.aVc.1
. Maxwell,
G. W. Pofct, .lurtri. York.
M. II. Reese, District Attorney, "Wahoo.
'I Associate Judges.
K. W
. Arnold. Renter. Grand Inlanr
Anyan, Receiver, Graiid Uland
Ili-glns, Countv Judge.
J. G
John Staufl'er. Countr Clerk.
V. Ivuminvr, Treasurer.
Henj. Spielman, Sheriff.
It. L. Roht-lter, Surveyor.
r. .F. S. !HcAl.L.ISTI?IC,
tist. Office on 12th Ft., three doors
east of Schilz'8 boct and shoe More,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
Physician and Surgeon.
R. II. Honry, 1
"Wro. Rlnedorn V
John Walker, 1
County CommitMoners.
Dr. A. Heintr, Coroner.
S. L. Hirrett, Supt. of School.
Chariot-"Wake. Constable.
C.-A. Speico, -Mayor.
John schrain. Clerk.
--. John J. Rickly, Mar-hal.
tx -J. W. Earlv, Trc-isuror.
" S. S. McAllister. Police Judgc.--,
J. G. Routkon, Engineer.
j , cofxni.MKx:
Ist Hard 1. E. North,
E. Pohl.
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
Il-Wrii anfl Ear,
JSTFor one vear a RESIDENT PHY
HOSPITALS. RlackwelPs Island, N.Y.
Office on llth St., next to the Journal.
Milcaire 50 cts. Medicines furnished.
tSTOffico open
at all hours
Sank Suiting.
Iont You Uet,"
For if you do you will lose money by
purchasing an" expensive Wind 31ils,
when ynti can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-naif the money that any
other1 costs. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
llth street, opposite Mahlou Clother's
store. Columbus, Neb. 411-l.T
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English"
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Struets. Spricht
Deufh. Parle FrancaN. 418-tf
C. Knvnnaugu.
E. Morse.
Zd Ward-
K. J. Raker.
E. A. Oerrard.
ColuntDits Koot Ofllco.
Open on Sumtavs trm 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from -:.".0 to v. m. Humiic.
hours except Sunday 0 A M. to 6 V. M.
astern m&iU close at 11:2) a. m.
Western mails eloc at 4:20 p.m.
Mail ltar Columbun for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturday. 7 A M. "Arrives Mondays,
WdnevdayK, and Fridays, il r. m.
Fr Monroe, Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday G A.M. Ar
rie. same. 0 i M.
For Summit, Uly8C and Crete. Mon
days itud Thursdays, T A. M. Arrives
Wedneadsvs, and Saturdays, T l M.
For ltvll"iltV. Oseooln and York, Tuc.s
dav. ThurMlay t and Saturdays, 1 1. M.
Ariives st 12 M.
Fr Will", Farral and Rattle Creek.
Montlavs and Wedneday, a. M. Ar
rirps Ttienl.iv ai.d Friday at 0 r. m.
For Shell Creek, Nebo. Cretn and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar
rive. Tuesday 0 r. M.
For David "it"y, TuoMlays, Thursdis
and Saturday", 1 r. M Arrivet., at 12
ILL repair watches and clocks in
the best maimer, anil ciK-aper tuau
it can be done in any otlier town. V, ork
left with Saml. Oa., Columbus, on llth
street, one door cat of I. Gluek's store,
or with Mr. Wei-enlluh at Jackaou, will
be promptly attended to. 41.".
Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public.
Nebraska. N. R. They w'ill give
close attention to all buMiicsi, entrusted
to them. 248.
rpW0 doors cast .f D. Ryan's Hotel
JL on llth street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
elas bar.
evervthinjr usuallv
keit at a flrst
1 x
Teams of
Horses or Oxen,
SA3EE.i: I'O.A'IKS wild or broke,
at the Corral or
(One mile west of Columbus.)
Always on Xluncl in
Is prepared to do all kinds of black-
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarantee to give satisfaction. He
and in this branch or 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 oi dcr. 440-.1m
I!. I. Time TaMc
Eastward Hmind.
Einiu'i-.iiit, No. 6, leaves at
Paseni;'!-, 4. "
Fritisht, " X. "
freight. "10,
Westward Hound.
Freicht. No. 5, Icjvcs at
J'ussens'r, " 3, "
rPeiskt. " i, "
Eniisratit, " 7. 4 "
Eurv day except Saturday the three
lines leadin? to Chicago connect with
l. P. train at Omaha. On Saturday-
ther will be but one train a day, a
Miewii bv the following schedule:
It. &.. 1 .in auuMii.
fiept . . . -i
II . It. I. .V 1-1 "ISI
f.:25 a. m.
ll:(Xi a. in.
2:l.r p. in.
4:::"0a. m.
2:00 p. in.
4:12 p.m.
0:iil j. in.
l::;in. in.
"Wholesale and Retail,
VTERRASKA AVE., opposito Citv
1 Hall, Columbus. Nebr. J3TLov
prices and tine goods. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN IIFRER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus overyday except Sun
day at G .rdork, sharp, p.issiug through
Monroe. Genoa, WaU-rville, and to Al
' ion The hack will call at eithct of
the Hotels tor pas-cngers iforders are
lfl at the post-otiice. Rates reason
able, to Albion.
Columbus Meat Market!
FA It .11 kick:
OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
prices of voiir products dis
courage you. but rather limit your ex
penses to your resources. You-can do
so by slopping at the new home of your
fello'w farmer, where you can find "good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 2."ct. A
room furnished w ith a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing cm be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the following rates: Meals 2." cents;
beds 10 cents. J. R. SENEGAL,
Yi mile cast of Gerrard's Corral.
Ofall the bonny buds that blow-
in nrigiit or cloudy weather,
Ofall the flowers that come and go
The whole twelve mouths together,
This little purple pansy brings
Thoughts of the sweetest, saddest things,
I had a little lover once.
Who used to give me posies;
nis eyes were blue as hyacinths,
His lips were red as roses.
And everybody loved to praise
His pretty looks and winsome ways.
The girls that went to school with me
Made little jealous speeches.
Because he brought me loyally
His biggest plums and peaches,
And always at the door would wait
To carry home my books and slate.
'They couldn't sec' with pout and fling
"iue migniy fascination
About that little snuh-nosed thing
To win such admiration;
As if there weren't a dozen girls
With nicer eyes and longer curls!"
And this I knew as well as they,
And never could see clearly
Why more than Marion or May
I should be loved so dearly."
So once I asked him why was this?
He only answered with a kiss.
Until I teased him '-Tell me why
1 want to know the reason;"
When from the garden bed close by
(The p.iiisies were in season )
He plucked and gave a flower to me,
w iiu sw cli auu simple gra uy.
"The garden is in bloom," he said.
With lilies pale and slender,
With roses and verbenas red,
And fiisehia's purple splendor,
Rut over and aboe the rest,
This little heart's ease suits me best."
"Am I your little heart-ease then?''
1 asked with blushing pleasure;
He answered yesl and yes again
Heart's-ease and dearest treasure;
That the round world and all the sea
Held nothing half so sweet as me!
2sa a.a Wbte,
Eli'Tcntli Street.
I listened with proud delight
Too rare for words to capture,
Nor ever dreamed what sudden blij
Would come to chill my rapture.
Could I force the tender'blooui
Of pansies round a little tomb?
Life holds some stern experience,
As most of us discover,
And I've had other losses since
I lost my little lover;
Rut still the purple pansy brings
Thoughts of the addct,s"weetest things.
Js.. V
Vet .
C. A N. W. l 7th
C, R..t o. 14th
( ., R. I..v P.) 21st
CR.AO.. 1
C. R. I. .V P.V
C. & N. W. 1
C, R. 1. & P.) 2ii
N. W. J- Jit
C, R. Q. ) ICt
C.,ll..l-o. ) 7th
C, R I. & P.V 14th
C. & N. W. ) 21st
nth and
d and
h and
1 F. SAafllDItX,
PutCK. or 111., a tirt -class blnck
k mi th, is now prepared to do all kind
of wagon and blacksmith work. Will
make new buggies, wagons, etc., or mend
old. ones, aud repair all kinds of ma
chinery, t ustom work a specialty
Good work, promptly to promise, and
cheap. Call rft the sign of the horse
hbe. Olive street, opposite Charles
Morse's stable-' i
Formerly Pacific House
This popular house has been newly
Refitted aRd Furnished.
Meals. tt cts.
Dav Roard per week, . . $4.00.
Roarii ssd Lodging, . .. ,rand?G.
- Good Livery and Feed Stable in 5on
Cenoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term begins September 1S7S. Three
departments Uz:
I. Common School.
2. Normal School,
3. Classical.
Thorough instruction given in all
branches by able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acquire experience in the school room.
Large building aud tirst-class accommo
dation. For prospectus. Ac., aply to
C. D. Rakestraw, A. M
432-3. Genoa. Nebraska.
Cfif??' nte:l"lyoarilld in these
Nv times, but it can be made
Vy I I I in three months by any one
of either sex. in any partof
the countrv who is willing. to work
Mcadily at the employment that wc
furnish". $iG per week in your own
tewa. You need not be away from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to the wort, or only your
spare moments. "We have agents who
are making over $20 per dajC VII who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the present time monev cannot be made
so easily and rapidly at anv other busi
ness. It cnFts nothing the busi
ness. Terms and J5 Outfit fre'e. Address
ati8nc. H. Hat.ltt & Co., Portland,
Main. 37.Vv.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds or fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
aNo fresh tih. Make sausage a spec
ialty. 3Reiiiembor the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Rxan's
hotel. 417-tf
EfictricZc' JSejit Zlnrlivt.
WatUinf;tGii Are., nearly opM)ito Court House.
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for CAbii.
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roat, " ... Sc.
Roil. " Gc.
Two cents a pound more than the aboe
prices w ill be chirped on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 2t7.
J. .A. BAIv05R3
Dealer in
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
Ifcbraska Ave, opp. Clothcr House.
I3Cash Paia for Furs. CSS
Farm for Sale.
V aeres f f excellent farm land in Rut
ler County, near Patron P. (., about
eiiui-distaut from three County Seats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
GO acres under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees, maple, Cottonwood, ,tc: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, &k.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for tale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus. Inquire at the Jouknai.
ofliec, or address the undersigned at
Pat! on P.O. 40S
coLrMiics, : XEnnxsiCA.
FF1CE IIOCRS, 10 to 12 a. m., :
KJ 4 n. m and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Raker's grain office. Itesidcuce,
corner Wyoming aud Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Jfebr. 433-tf
Blacksmith and Wagon Mak
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons. Ruggies. Ac., fcc
made to order. All work wai ranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. ,"52
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. .Mends Cane
Scat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
nut Lumber.
T7uikr. A". :i?:dte Cnrt Scat, C:hfca, 17rt
JF. f. OTT3
All kinds of
Rooks, Stationery, Candj and Cigars.
J. C. JARKER, Propriotor.
FIRST door north of Hammond nouse
and feed stable, opposite the old
post-office. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is xhc motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. JSTFine harness and
carriage trimming, a specialtv. Call
and examine for voursolves. 406
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
XSTKentuciy miskies a Specialty.
In their season,
11 tk Street, South, of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Gooll Goods aiMDe
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 39T
POOSC .3 3.11.11 Y.
One morning I was walking down
C street, which At thut hour v;is
full of liiicly-iii'cssm Indies and
bright litlie children, when I came
upon so u of ul a sight that I slopped
as though 1 was El ruck. A poor,
Utile, white-faced hoy, with a de
formed taller "than a healthy
child of five years old, hut looking
much older in his pinched and wati
face. He was sitting on the hare
stones, his thin legs drawn up with
cold, and a basket, containing hull a
dozen miserable apples, beside him.
He made not the least clTort to at
tract the attention of the gav pass
ers; but his little white hands were
mecklj clasped on his knee, and his
eyes fixed on the crowd with a hope
less, staring look, as though his
bcwildeied mind was struggling
with the problem why so many
were warm, well-fed and happy, and
he was so wretched.
'Poor child!' I said, going up to
him : for I could not help it. though
I have not much sympathy with
common street beggars. 'Can 1 do
anything for you ?'
'You can buy an apple,' he said,
quietly, hardly looking at me, though
he took up his basket as he spoke.
'You shouldn't sit on the cold
stones,' said I. 'It is bad for von.'
'I can't stand up,' he said, siinplv.
'Uut it's a shame that you should
be out this cold day, an) wayaid
I, warmly.
'You don't look able to sit up.'
lie flushed tip. '1 have to. Jo
can't leave the baby, atrd somebodv
'But where are your parents?
Have vou none to care for you, poor
His dark, sad eyes looked square
ly at me now, and his poor little
mouth quivered, as he replied:
Mo takes care of me. Father and
mother are dead. Mrs. "Wilson used
to take care of us, but she's dead
'And where do you live?' I asked,
for I could not bear the sight of that
unfortunate child, who ought to be
in a hospital, instead of sitting on
the cold stones.
He told me where lie lived, and.
after giving him some pennies, I
went directly there. With sonic
trouble I found it a wretched
room, so poor and uncomfortable
that I shall not describe it to you.
And I found Jo, a ragged, pleasant
faced girl, about twelve years old,
taking loving care of the most
wrcicucit, puny, iretiui uoy you
ever saw.
From Jo I learned their story.
Their parents were respectable,
well-to-do people, and they had al
ways lived in comfort till their par
ents died, about three years ago, and
left them a comfortable home and
some other property. The man
who took Care of their property
(their guardian) had given them
into the hands of Mrs. Wilson, a
kind friend, who had taken good
care of them ; and every few mouths
,ou bhiu; jj.r.. wiison uecci to go
and get money from the man who
had the house.
But a year ago their kind friend
died, and left them in the hands of
her husband, an idle, drink-loving
man, who cared only for the monev,
and nothing for them. He had sofd
most of the furniture, moved them
into this wretched room, threatened
to do something awful to them if
they complained, and abandoned
them. What they could pick up aud
what had been given to them by
kind-hearted, though very poor
neighbors, was all they had had
since, uow these many months.
'But who is our guardian?' I
asked. Jo didn't know. She knew
neither his name nor how to find
him ; and besidce, she was afraid of
Mr. Wilson. She (Jo) couldn't leave
the ailing baby, who, though three
or four years old, looked not more
than one, and could not stand yet;
60 poor, little, deformed Jjmmyhad
to sit on the stones to get a few
cents to keep them from starving.
When the bubv slept, Jo would
steal out and pick up a few sticks, if
she could, for a small fire. And she
also had to carry Jimmy back and
torth, for he could walk but a few
steps at a time.
Oh I what a tale of misery! What
did I do? Well, going down those
rickety stairs, I pondered on what
to do; how to find that careless or
wicked guardian, and bring him to
an account.
I could think of but one way the
newspapers. So I hurried oil to tho
office of a large daily, told my piti
ful story, enlisted the sympathy of
the kind-hearted editor, and the next
paper brought out the whole story.
An hour or two after the paper
was out, a red-faced honest looking
workman walked into the office and
asked to see the man who wrote
about tho starving children. He was
taken into the editor's room, where
lie announced himself as the guar
dian of the three children, and said
he came in to explain.
'I hope you can explain,' said the
editor; 'for I must say it looks
strange, the poor little ones starving
ano owning property enough, as I
understand, to take care of them.'
' 'Deed, sir, and that's true. It's a
tidy bit of properly and brinirs in
about five hundred" dollars a vear.
I have been paying four hundred of
it to Mrs. Wilson to lake care of
them, and the other hundred I put
in the haul: for them, against thev
were old enough to need schooling,
as was their fathers wish. Mr.
Wilson has come regularly for the
money, and of course I thought thev
were all right, as usual.'
'But it was very careless of you !'
'I know il,' he interrupted. 'But
Mrs. Wilson was a mother to them ;
and I'm so busy a carpenter I am
and never get a minute to look
after them. I never knew Mrs.
Wilson was dead. That idle brute
of a man, I suppose, didn't tell me,
lest I should take the children away
--as, of course, I shall to-dav.'
'Where shall you put thciii?" ask
ed the editor. 'That baby needs a
doctor's care, besides irood food anil
nursing, and the boy, too if, indeed
it is not too late.
'I in monstrous sorry, Mister,' said
the honest carpenter, "his face grow
ing even redder, in his excitement.
I wouldn't a had John Walker's
babies suffered for anything. It's
my fault, and I know it. I was too
easy, like. But I'm going noAv to
take them to my own house, though
it's full and running over, till I can
find the right place for them.'
'Don't keep the poor things long
in a house full of children,' said the
editor at the door. They're too
weak and miserable.'
-o, i wont,' said (lie carpenter.
'My old woman wouldn't favor that
plan a minute.'
Well, the next day I hunted up
those starving babies again ; and
where do you suppose I found them ?
The conscience-stricken guardian
had found a colored woman who
had been a house-servant, all her
life, and who was a born nurse, be
sides being a warm-hearted woman.
The four hundred a year was a for
tune to her. and there in two nle.'is-
ant rooms near the guardian's own
house, where he could always see to
them, I found the children comfort
ably established. Jinimv lay smil
ing happily on a Jit tic bed in tho
corner; the hungry baby, well fed.
for once, was sleeping quietly in a
cradle; and Jo, in a new "calico
dress, helping the pleasant-faced old
Aunty to spread an abundant,
though plain meal.
I wish you could have seen Jim
my's face when I gave him the flow
ers I had brought him, and told him
I hoped I should never sen him lif
ting on tlic bare stones again.
'But I'm right glad vou did that
time for if it hadn't been for vou
and thai editor man, I'd a been there
yd. Oliver Thome.
Answers to
Any surplus of money raised to
pay bonde, and remaining alter the
bonds are paid may be by the dis
trict at the annual meeting oia
meeting called "for that purpose,
transferred to the other funds of the
district. The action of the district
duly certified to the Co. treasurer
would warrant him in making the
The public school fund of the
state cannot be loaned to school dis
tricts for any purpose.
Where the moderator is absent,
the meeting should elect a mod
erator pro tern. The director is
the clerk of the meeting aud has
no right to preside, bee sees, it,
An old treasurer has no legal right
to demand a receipt. A new direc
tor may give the new treasurer a
written order, countorsigned by the
moderator, directing the old treas
urer to turn overall books and pa
pers belonging to the school district.
If on presentation of this order the
old treasurer refills to deliver the
books he can be held for damages
and cosls.
At a meeting for a special pur
pose, no other business can be
Tlie Origin ol' Sc.Xf:s.
Aristophanes, the funny man of
classic Greece, gives the following
myth- Once upon a time man had
three sexes and a double nature be
side this, he was perfect I v round.
and had four hands and four feet,
one head with two faces looking
opposite ways, bet on a single neck.
When these creatures pleased, they
could walk as wc do now, but il
they wanted to go faster they would
roll over with ull four legs in the
air, like a tumbler turning somer
saults; and their pride and strength
were such that thev made war tinon
the gods. Jupiter resented their
insolence, but hardly liked to kill
them with thunderbolts, as the gods
would then lose their sacrifices. At
last he hit upon a plan. "I will cut
them in two," he said, "so that they
will walk on two legs instead of
four. They will then only be half
as insolent, but twice as numerous,
and we shall get twice as tinny sac
rifices." This was done, and the
two halves are continually going
about looking for one another. If
we mortals (says Aristophanes, with
a comic air of apprehension) are not
obedient to the gods, there is a dan
ger that wc shall be split up again,
and shall have to go about in bisso
rclieve, like those figures with onlv
half a nose, which you may see
sculptured on our columns.
The great demand of the times
appears to be a girl who can saw
ood, clean house, cook for a family
of seven, take care of the baby, wash
and iron, "answer the door," fight
flies, work fillceu hours a day, never
get cross, never waste, spoil or lose
anything, never go out, never want
anything, have no company and be
happy, smiling, well-dressed aud
contented for ?1.75 u week. liur
linglon Hawkeyc.
The school board arc the proper
parlies to fix the wages of teachers.
It cannot be done by vote at the
annual or any other meeting. Sec
sec. 27 to 33 inclusive, which fix the
duties of district meetings, and sec.
45, which provides who shall hire
Sec. 57 authorizes the board to
fix rates of tuition of non-resident
Money derived from tuition of
non-resident pupils goes into the
teacher's fund of the district board.
The tact that a child is hurt at
school is no ground for claiming
damages of the teacher, unless it
wa3 plainly negligence on the part
of such teacher.
The only way by which a county
officer can be removed is by im
peachment and trial before the Co.
eonimisfioners. See general statutes
of 1873, page.-2G0, tliil.
The change from a district of
three officers to one of six can be
made only at the annual meeting.
A city of the second class has but
lour members, in the board, and the
provisions regarding their election
are somewhat complicated. See
session laws of 1875.
Bonds issued by a district are of
the nature of ti first mortgage on the
properly of the district, and cannot
be released except by the payment
of the bonds.
An apportionment, made to a dis
trict alter it has been divided and
before the next annual meeting, is to
be divided by the Co. Supt. accord
ing to sec. 11 of school law.
Sec. 50, of School Law has been
held to allow the district to pay its
omcers. tut a special t tax should
be voted lor this purpose at the
annual meeting.
The county treasurer is not enti
tled to charge any per cent, for
handling the state school fund ap
portioned by the Co. Supt., and city
or district treasurers have no right
to allow it.
Money raised by tax for "teacher's
wages" cannot be transferred to
the teacher's fund; hut this can be
done legally at the annual meeting
The things mentioned in sec. 33,
must ue (lcicrmiiifd at the annual
meeting, and if not then determined
must be left to the board.
The ''direction by the district"
spoken of in sec. 32 is general, not
When a treasurer receives orders
drawn in a legal manner and pro
perly signed, he has no discretion
but to pay them.
A school district has no right to
use funds in the treasury to pay for
teachers one year to the exclusion
of just claims for services already
March 3, Congress enacted that a
person occupying a homestead or
preemption, shall have the right to
transfer by warranty against his
own acts anj' poi tion of his home
stead or preemption for school pur
poses, and this transfer shall not
vitiate his title.? Stale Superin
tendent Thompson in Literary Holes.
in School The Pulsion Thnt Imlticc lis-
The passions which act most se
verely on physical life are anger,
fear, hatred, aud grief. The other
passions arc comparatively inno
cent. What is called the passion
of love is not injurious until it
lapses into grief aud anxiety; on
the contrary, it sustains the physical
power. What is called ambition is
of itself blameless; for ambition,
when it exists purely, is a nobility
lifting its owner entirely from him
self into the exalted service of
mankind. It is injurious when it is
debased by its meaner all, pride,
or when stimulating a man to stren
uous efforts after some great object,
it leads him to the performance of
excessive mental or uhvsical labor.
L aud to the consequences that follow
such effort.
The passion called avarice, ac
cording to general experience, tends
rather to the preservation of Jhe
body than to its deterioration. The
avaricious man, who seems to the
luxurious world to be debarring
himself of all thfc pleasures of the
world, and to bo exposing himself
to the fangs of poverty, is generally
placing himself in the piccisu con
ditions favorable to a long and
heilthy existence. By his economy
he is saving himself from all the
worry incident to neuiirv: bv his
caution he is screening himself from
all the risks incident to speculation
or the attempt to ama?s wealth by
hazardous means; by his regularity
of hours and perfect appropriation
of the sunlight, in preference to
artificial illumination, he rests and
works in periods that precisely ac
cord with thepcriodiitcy of nature;
by his abslcmiousnes-i in living, he
takes just enough to live, which is
precisely the thing to do according
to the natural law. Thus, in ahnost
every particular he goes on his way
freer than other men Irom the eter
nal causes ofall the induced disease,
and better protected than most men
from the worst consequences of
those diseases which spring from
uncontrollable causes.
Jfcst Trotting fiErci-l
vein her, 17S.
Jliles. Horse. Year.
1 b.iddle, Great Eastern, 1S77,
1 Sulky, ICarus, 1S7S,
1 "Wason, llopfful, 1373,
2 .Saddle, De.l r, lsi't,
2. Sulky, Flora Temple, l:i!,
2 Wagon, Gen. llutler, 1SK5,
2 Wuxon, Dexter, lv;),
.1 S.iddle, Dutchman, 1KH,
.".Sulky, Huntress, 1S72,
;i U'agon.KeiHhleJ.icksonl.STK!,
4 Saddle, Dutchman, 1S.'(5,
4 Sulky, Trustee, 134!,
4 VUK0I1, Longfellow. 1NW.
- l-. .:.. --.. .
.i ouihj, iany jiacK,
5 Wagon, Little Jiac,
10 Sulky, Controller,
12 Sulky, Top' Gallant,
15 Sulky, Girda.
20 Sulky,Capt. -McGowan,lNi5,
20 ,ij;on, Controller, liT.K
50 Sulky, Ariel JUtf,
50 Wagon. Snanglc. 1S55.
137 J,
to rvo-
2: 103 j
7:21 'i
:.i!.iu "
100 Sulky, Conqueror, IS;, 3,55.b3
'PI I .!.. T ,
j ni; ;iuuvu luuiu i nave prepared
not so much to show the fast time,
or the fast horses, but to suggest the
question, Which are the more valu
able, the fast horses for a short
distance or the fast horses for a Ion"
distance? The "Ranis" who ha"
shown a mile in 2:1.'! has indeed
proved himself a rare horse, but is
not "Conqueror," making his hun
dred miles in less than nine hours,
the real conqueror aud the type of
the horse we are to prefer? A care
ful study of the tabic is not calcu
lated to show that the roadster of
to-day is superior to that of 25 years
since as a rapid and enduring trav
eler. J. A. Hood, in Schuyler Sun.
'I'rne Worth.
a rcany modest and meritorious
person will never make pretentious
of any kind. Jlis manner and ex
pressions will always have a ten
dency to underrate his real ability,
not because he will nrclend to lii.
Tlie Ilillosnjliy ( iVcivpuier
"Ilermit," the 2fcw York corre
spondent of the Troy Times, a close
observer of things, in his latest letter
philosophically remarks :
"The autumn trade is now in full
activity, and business men are ex
erting every ellbrt to improve tho
harvest. One method is tho hand
bill system, by which the hotels are
daily inundated. During tho busi
ness season one boy after another
will go tho rounds, and in this way
attempt is mado to obtain trade.
Of these, however, tho greater part
arc wasted, since the waiter gener
ally picks them up and throws tlicm
into the street, and the next dav a
fresh iiiuudatiuu takes place. Ex
perience has clearly demonstrated
that the most efficient method of
advertising is found in the judicious
use of the newspaper columns. Tho
ground on which newspaper adver
tising, as a system, i9 bused is human
confidence, since wo cannot avoid
believing that which wc constantly
read. This confidence is sometimes
abused, but still it is evident that a
good advertisement will, if suffi
ciently repeated, carry popular
opinion. Men who advertise with
the greatest persistency eventually
reach success. There is a military
principle involved in this method",
since the article advertised should
be piesscd on the publiirby repeat
ed assaults. The cortect view,
which experience brings to each
man, is that advertising should be
included in the geneialtestimate of
expense, as regularly as store rent,
clerk hire and insurance. It is often
said a good stand at u high rent is
better than a poor one rent free.
Well, advertising brings a man be
fore the public in a way that makes
any 'stand' good. The best stand
you can have is to be in the newspapers."
The Tramp.
The only remedy for the (ramp is
to abolish him utterly and forever;
ami this cuu be easily done. The
tramp is a person who roam from
town to town, Slate to State, beg
ging, stealing, robbing, assaulting
women and children in Ihe woods
and fields, and on unfrequented
high wins. Wc aro informed that
Iheie is not a tramp at present in
the State of Xew Hampshire. A
little more than a year ago the State
was overrun with them, so that it
was nut safe for a woman to go
alone anywhere in the woods or
fields. A short and summary law
pnssed last winter by the Legisla
ture effected all lliis change. It is
in substance thisr Any tramp who
begs is arrested ; if he is not a native
of the State, he is sent to the State
prison for three years; if he is a
resident of the State he is sent to
the town where ho holum's? n re
ward of foO is given fur the arrest
and conviction of a tramp. This
has done the business. Tramping,
as a prolcssion, has ceased in Xew
Hampshire. It is an equal and just
law. W enacted in every Stale,
tramping would be at end. Every
town would then be obliged to look
after its own poor and its own
scoundrels, as it should do.
v. The
Among the curiosities of litera
ture, the anachronisms of Slinks-
peat e form an interesting feature.
In "Troilus and Ciessida," the scene
of which is laid at thesiegcof Troy,
about 118-1 B. C, Hector refers to
young men whom Aristotle thought
unfit to hear moral philosophy.
Aristotle was born about 384 B C.,
880 years alter the siege of Troy.
In tlie play of "Coriolanus" Tittis
Larlius, addressing Coriolanus.says :
"Thou wast a soldier even to Cato's
wish." Cato was born about-200
years after the death of Coriolanus,
which occurred about 490 B. C.
Menenius Agrippa, in the same
play, refers to Alexander the Great
and Galen, the former of whom was
born 35G B. C, and the latter A. D.
130. Striking clocks are alluded to
in"Julius Cajar," and spectacles in
'King Lear." Cannons are spoken
of in "Hamlet," "Macbeth" and
"King John." As cannons wore
first used at Ihe battle of Cressy, in
134G, and the scenes and events of
these plays belong to the tenth,
eleventh and twelfth centuries, the
anachronisms are "very striking.
Modern coins, clocks and a ntiuucrv
are spoken of in the "Comedy o'f
Lrrors.'lhe scene of which is I
in the ancient city of Ephesus
l.n .... ..!.? ,1 1 II - ,
ius3 i.iiituiu limn uu rcany is, out as
so many men have become preten
tious in their manners and express
ions, he fears he may he considered
as such. We aie, in consequence,
too apt to consider the extent of the
capacity of those whom we meet a
little below the standard indicated
by their acts and expressions.
therefore, true merit is seldom
appreciated, and its cultivation is
never greatly encouraged. On Ihe
contrary, pretense 13 almost alwavs
successful. He who is pretentious
affects the interests of society in a
similar manner to ihe swindler.
He induces men to doubt the capac
ity of others, and often to refuse aid
and employment, because they
measure the merits of all by those
of the pretentious lop and conceited
ignoramus. Many an honest and
skillful man, and many a valuable
improvement, has been refused sup
port and adoption because the pre
tentious swindler had previously
misled the people, and imposed
upon them outrageously. Preten
tions or every kind arc the true
indications of a weak mind or a
wou.d-be swindler.
Mtt. Lincoln's IIone&tw
lit I Ifift, ti. rls..... 7. 4..T., ... ..
.w...,..i.i- iuij j luiu iu snow iue
rigid honesty of President Lincoln
in early life: When he was Post
master in a small Illinois village
word came that Ihe post office agent
would be along in n day or two to
collect the money due to the Gov
ernment. It was about $75, and one
of Lincoln's friends, alarmed lest
the young postmaster should bo
embarrassed by the sudden demand
for so much money, offered to lend
him the sum. MrLincoln declined
with thanks the proffered kindness
and going to the upper shelf of the
closet, brought down a bag con
taining tiic amount in the very coins
which had come into his hands. He
said that he never allowed himself"
to use, even for a day, money which
in his possession belonged to other
Algernon, under her window in
the cold white moonlight, with ten
der expression says:
"'TN the fa-hast rose o-hftf Miminvr
Lc heft hloo-hooming alo-honc;
All its fo-huv lee! eenipaiiioni
Ah-har fj-deli-hed and go-honc "
Voice of pa, from the next window,
strained and cracked Jike,a3 though
the old gentleman didn't have timo
to look for his store teeth: "All
right, young man, all right; just pin
a newspaper over it to save it from
the frost, and we'll take it in with
there,t of the plants in the morn-inir."
A brainless young noodle stopped
a grufl old merchant on the street,
and said: "I have a thought."
"Have you?" said tiic merchant,
"I'll go right off and hunt up a re
porter, and tell him about the acci
dent.'' And as the old man started
off the young fellow was so amazed
that he couldn't think of what he
Xmo hides ol a.
Not long ago as an elderly couple
were out walking, a ladv on the op
posite side of the sti eet'tripped and
tell down. The old gentleman
rushed across the street, raised his
hat, and offered to assist her in everv
possible way. His wife followed
him across at a slow pace, and wit
nessing his devotion to the stranger,
she got mad -and shook her fist at
him. "It's all right it's all right,"
he whispered. "Yes, I know it is,"
she hotly exclaimed ; "here an un
known woman stubs her toe and
you plough across the street to eat
her up with kindness. The othor
day when I fell down stairs vou
stood and laughed and chuckled
and tickled your ribs, and wanted to
know if I was practicing for a
His Wife. TJiat was a delicate
compliment of a seven-year-old
Milwaukee boy paid his mo'ther ihe
other evening. The family were
discussing at the supper-table the
qualities which o to make up a
good wife. Nobody thought the
liltle fellow had been listening, or
could understand the talk, fill ho
leaned over the table aud kissed his
mother, and said. "Mamma, when I
get big enough, I'm going fo marry
a lady just like you."
Live on whaf you have; live if
you can on less; do not borrow
either, for vanity will end in shame,
and the pleasure in regret.
A little boy in Suudnv-schnol
put a poser to his teache'r. The
lady was telling her class how God
punished the Egyptians by u-ing
the first-born of uach hou-eliold to
be slain. The little bov listened at
tentively. At the proper interval
he mildly inquired: 'What would
God have done if there had been
twins ?" Independent.
How to rise: Itesolve you will,
take a long breath, kick ofl tho
clothes and make a bound for Iho
middle of ihe room, cold or no cold.
Chicago Journal. The man "who
resolves on this subject is lost. Tho
only way 13 to quit thinking and
kick ofi" the cover. Cincinnati