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VOL. IX.-3STO. 34.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1878.
WHOLE NO. 450.
ESTOfflcc in the JOURNAL building,
Kleventh-at., Columbus, Neb.
Terms Per year, ?2. Six months, $1.
Three month. 50c. njjle copies, 5c.
Alvin Sacnikr!, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
A. 5. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Fkank Welch, ReprcscntaUvc,Norfolk.
mlai (lAunr.it, Governor, Lincoln.
Kruno Tzchuck, Secretary of State.
J. H. We.ton, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. Mellridc, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General.
5. R. Thompson. Supt. Public Ins.ruc.
II. C. D.-iw-on. Warden of Ponitcntlarv.
C-VlK oiihl?' t 1V,son m.pector..
Dr.. I. O. D.iTif. Prison Physician.
II. P. 31jthe wson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
Daniel O.nutt. Chief Justice,
Grorire . I.afccl Aesr,ciate Judges.
. Maxwell, l
iounni jcihcial wstwct.
G. W. Post, .In-lye, York.
M. R. Rrce, District Attorney, "Wahoo
E. Arnold. Ke:lter, Grand Iland.
VTm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Hiff'in-, County Jiulec.
.Twlm Stn infer. Countv Clerk.
V. Kiininier, Treasurer.
Uciij. pirlman. Sheriff.
11. L. Rnhokitcr, Surveyor.
It. H. Henrv, )
"Win. Rloi-dorn V CoiintyCoinniissioiier.
John Walker, J
!r. A. Ileiiiti-, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Sehooln.
Charles WaSc, Constable.
A. Spcice, Mayor.
John ehrain, Clerk.
Jhu J. Rieklv, Marshal.
J. W. F.arlv. f reisurer.
S. S. Mr A Rioter. Police .Indue.
J. G. Routxoti, Engineer.
st IPird J. E. Noith,
2.1 H'anl-E. C. Kavnnauj,'h.
C. E. Morse
3J M'nl-E. J. Raker.
E. A. Gerrard.
Columbus Ioit Ofllco.
Upon on Sumlavsir-m II a.m. to 12 m.
and from J:30 to i m. Business
hM except Sunday C a m. to J 1". M.
n-icru miil losr at 1 1: 2 a.m.
WVsltrn mails ,-loc at 4:2" r.M.
AihiI lvi iw Coluiiilius for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Tlnirda 5 and
cturdi. 7 .. M. "Arrive Mondays,
W-dued.i . and Fridax s. 3 r. m.
Kr Mimror," Genoa. Waterille and Al
bion, daily o--pt Sundaj 0 A. M. Ar
rlr. snno. . r.M.
For Sutiiinit. I'lysse and Crete. Mon-d-ivt
Mid Thursdays, 7 a. m. Arrive
V.'rdnr.sdavs. and atuida , 7 I. M.
Tor ltillvUl. Osceola and York. Tucs
davs.Thurila and Saturdays, 1 r.M.
Aniv' ?t 12 si.
Fr Will. Farral and Rattle Crook.
Mrtiidav- and Wfdiirdaj , ' a. M. Ar-rire-
Tnedaj and Fridaj s at r. M.
For Shell Creek, Nebo, I'rcston and
UmiImi, on Mnday at 7 A.M. Ar
rives Tuida 1. M.
For Iaid 'it, Tuesdays. Thursdivs
and SaturdH'&, I r.M Atrie, at 12
I . i '2'itue Tnlilf.
EHiigriiU. No.'!, leave at
PasM-n-'r, " 4.
Frsijtht, " s.
r n-icht. " H. "
Preight. N. 3. Ie.ies at
Freight. " !, "
Emigrant. " 7. " "
C:23 a. m.
1 1 :X a. in.
4:30 a. in.
2:00 p. m.
Everv dav except Saturday the three
li"ie leading to Chicago eonneet with
L P. tmiiu at Omaha. On Saturday
titer! will he but one train a day, a
slmwu bv the following (-chedule:
" IC.&N. W. 1 7th and 2Mb.
-a-., U.& (. 14th
Jc.. R. I. .V P.I 2M
(C.P.. .V. 1 "'th
Oct . . . 4. R.I. A P.J- 12th
C.A N. W. I'.Uh
.it Ii anil rutli.
((., K. I. .v r.l 2U aim
JN. W. J- Jtthand
N'.. R. .t O. i Kith
2d and 2nd.
JVr . .
Dec . .
It.. 15. A I.
JC. R. I. A
(l .A N. U".
15. v i). t .tii aim --m
R. I. .V P.V 14th
Farni for Sale.
ONE IIl'NDRED AND SIXTY
acres f excellent farm land in P.ut
Icr County, near Patron P. O., about
oijui-di-taiit from three County seat-
laid (. ity, Coluuibu- and Mhuler;
CM acre under cultiatiou: .r acre of
tree, maple, cottonwood, Ac: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, Ac.
1eed stock range, convenient lo water.
The plaee is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus, lin-iurc at the Jot'RNAL
llice, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. 4(
E OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
Ibw prices of your products dis
courage you, but rather limit your ex
penses to your resource. You can do
se by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer a here you can tind good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 2T cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
btniks. in connection with the stable
free. Tho-i- wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the following rate: Meal 25 cents:
beds 10 cent. " .1. R. SENECAL,
4 mile eat of Gerrard's Corral.
Formerly Pacific House.
This popular house has been newly
Refitted and Furnished.
Day Board per week,
Bord and Lodging,
5 and ?C.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. SATIS FA TIOX GUARANTEED.
yi not easilv earned in these
times, but it can be 111 .ide
iu three months bvanv one
of either e. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadily at" the employment- that we
furnish. JGG per week in your own
twa. You need not he away from
home over ni-rht. You can tivc your
whole time to the work, or only jour
spare moment. Wr hate acnt-who
are making over ?20 per dav7 AH who
en-rare at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot he made
o easily and rapidly atanv other busi
ness. It cet nothing to trv the but-i-ns.
Tormand?4iOutfit free. Address
at nnce. 11. Um.ltt & Co., Portland,
Ir. J. S. 3IcAl..L.ISTEIC,
SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN
tit. Oflice on 12th St., three doors
east of Schilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus. Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Oflice. 215.y
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality
W. .A.. OLAJEIK,
Il-Wrii ai Bow,
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
jSTKor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY
SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALS, RIackwrll's Island, N.Y.
Oflice on 11th St., next to the JoUK.val.
Mileage ."0 et. Medirines furnished.
TTTILL repair watches and clocks In
V V the beht manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
left with Saml. Gas, Col'imbu. on 11th
(street, one door east of I. Gluek's store,
or with Mr. Weiscnfluh at Jackon, ill
be promptly attended to. 413.
NKLfeON MILI.KTT. BYRUX MILLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. JHI.I.ZrTT V WOf,
A1TORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. R. They will give
elo"e attention to all business entrusted
RYAN & DEGAN,
a"UVO door east .r I). Rjan's Hotel
. on 11th treit, keep a large !tock ol
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And eery thing usually kept at a first
clasp bar." 4I1-X
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
JIARES I COLTS,
T-Iorsos or Oxen,
SAESH,B: EMOE51S, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
42:t GERRARD & ZEIGLER.
D0LAND & SMITH,
"Wliolcsalo and Retail,
NERRASKA AVE., opposite City
Hall, Coliimbii. Nebr. t3Low
prices mid line good-. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN HCBER, the mail-earner be
tween Columbus mid Albion, will
leave Columbus eerday except Sun
ilaj at U .rcloek. shatp. pissin- through
Monroe. Genoa. W:iLt ill, and to Al
' ion The hack will call at cither of
the Hotels for passenger if oiders are
left at the post-oflice. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1 y
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KKOBEL, Prop's.
TEKP ON HANI) all kinds of fresh
1 meat, and smoked pork and beef:
also fresb lioh. Make sausage a spec
ialty. jSTRcineniber the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Rvan's
Isrtrlclc fioat .Market.
WashinKton Aio.. nrsrlr opposltr Court House.
OWING TO THE CLOE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cami.
Rest sip;ik, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " . 8c.
Boil. " . . Uc.
Two cent a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good reponsihlc parties only. 207.
. s. KXAmit'sxc; sbjkgeos,
coLrMitus, : xkisuaska.
OFFICE IIOl'RS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
4 i. in., and 7 to J) p. in. Ollice on
Nebraska Aenue. three door north of
E. .1. Baker's grain oflice. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 4SI-tf
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Door Wrst or.Stlllmiin's Drug Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and atifaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy'sewing of any de
scription. 1ST PRICES YERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try mv . ork.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
re.idy-madc and Metallic Collins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
""Tisikfi:: At. :?j:si'.e Cnrt En:t, C:l-si, Set
F. W. OTT,
All kinds of
Books, Station 17, Candj and Cipars.
0XE BOOK XOETII OF TOST -OFFICE.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-oflce
Columbus Nebraska. 417-ly
Physician and Surge on.
at all hours
S)ont You Bet,"
For If you do you will lose money by
purchasing an expensive Wind Mils,
when you can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-haif the money that any
other" cot. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
11th street, opposite Mahlon Clother's
store, Columbus, Neb. 411-13
TTK.RY . CA1BEW,
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.
Oflice one door east of Sehil' shoe store,
corner of olie and 12th Streets. Spricht
Dcutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf
COLUMBUS BRIGK YAED,
(Oue mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Ahrnys on Hand In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
Is prepared to do nil kind of black
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarantee to give satisfaction. He
HORSE-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 ask
for a triil. All kinds of repairing" done
to oider. 440-.'!ni
2:i i:i Vhlio,
I'.Irvent I Strept.
SkcUli and Wagon Miker,
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagon. Ruggie. Ac, A-c,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. ".V2
J. C. ELLIOTT,
STOVER WIND MILL
20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pumps
Ch'tUcnrjc Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Jdalt Jfills. llnrsc Powers,
Corn Shelters and
Pumps Repaired on Short Notice,
Farmer, come and examine our mill.
You will lind one erected on the premises
of the Hammond House, in good running
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines. Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
tSTKentiicky Whiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN Oil DISH,
11th Street, South, of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anytchere i" the city. '
Corner of '13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 3W
M Ms aid Fair De
MY MARY D. BIUNE.
Oh! for the merry " Long Ago"
Of childhood's happy day.
Before the wondrous f.iithand trust
Foievcr fled away I
When little hearts" beat high and fast
As Christmas morn drew near.
And the magic name of Santa Glaus''
To every soul was dear.
"Twas said that at the midnight hour
Thi Prince from fairy-land
Stepped quickly to each chimney top
And from his lavish hand
Dropped down for those who gifts) de
served A plentiful supply.
Then vanished with his fairy steeds
Somewhere beyond the sky.
"If that he so, " my playmate said
In whispers soft'to me,
"At midnight hour we'll climb the roof
Old Santa Clau to see !"
But did he don the magic cap
That hides from mortal sight
For neither Prince nor toy h saw we,
Only the moonbeams bright.
And yet when morning dawned at last
And Christmas bell rang clear.
Lo! there they were, the Christmas gifts
To childish hearts o dear!
Then many a cheer for Santa Claus,
The kindly Prince of toys,
The wonderful, mysterious friend
Of earth's glad girls and boys!
But wisdom came with added years,
And we at last had proof
That Santa Clan is found below,
And not above the roof.
All hail to the glad Christmas-time!
We say it as of old,
But let the children's eager hearts
To the old story hold.
Let Santa Clau still live for them,
To gladden each sweet dream
For soon they'll learn the painful truth
Things arc0t all they seem.
For them the merry '-Long Ago"
Of childhood's C'iirNlmas day
Erelong with childhood distant joys
Shall also fade aw jiv.
THE VACANT SKAT.
A Christina Ktory.
It was on (lie morning of the dny
before Christmas. Most of the peo
ple who lived in ihc little hamlet of
St. Anne's were looking forward
with joyous anticipations to the
morrow, but not all. In the cot of
Ark wright, the pilot, there was sad
ness instead of joy, and I lie looking
forward to the Christmas time was
Sitting down to the table, on this
morning before Christ ma), were
Mrs. Ark wright and three children
the widow and Ihc fatherless. The
widow was a' wou.an of five-and-forty,
yet fair and comely, though
care and sorrow had drawn deep,
dark lines upon her face. Of the
children the oldest was a girl, Marv,
of 15; and the youngest a boy, of 8.
And at Ihe (able were two vacant
scats one at the head, and another
on the right of the head. And this
is why they were vacant :
Six years before there had been
another child in the household the
first-born a stout boy, named Ed
ward. At the age of Hi he had been
able, when circumstances required,
to take his Ailher's place al the helm
ol incoming or outgoing vessels, and
had been looked upon by the hardy
pilots and fishermen of St. Anne's
as a lad of more than usual promise.
Strong and manful for his age, and
handsome and good, he had been not
only the pride and joy of his parents
hut the pride of the hamlet. One
day, six years ago, Edward went out
in charge of a vessel bound to Liver
pool, taking with him only a light
dory in which to return when he
should have piloted his charge be
yond danger. A sudden and unlooked-for
storm arose, and Edward
came not back. It was said, by
those who understood such mailers.
that he must have left the vessel be
fore the coming of the storm. Three
days afterward the wreck of his
dory was picked up outside of the
Black rocks, and there was no more
waiting for the lost one.
Following a custom which their
fathers had brought with them from
another land, Edward's seat at the
frugal board had been from that
lime left varant. Morning, noon
and night the chair which the brave
youth had once occupied was set in
its accustomed place, and perhaps
they, in their simple faith, imagined
that the spirit of the departed might
sometimes keep them company, and
witness their sorrow, and know, of
a verity, how much and how truly
they had loved him.
That seat had been at the right of
the head, and now now another
seat was vacant. During the au
tumn last passed the husband and
father had been swallowed up in the
sea, and the chair which he had oc
cupied for full three-atid-twcnty
years stood vacant by the side of the
other. Surely, sorrow was upon
the humble household. Aye and
more than sorrow want stared them
in the face. And yet, perhaps, this
very wolf barking at their door
served to blunt and smooth the rag
ged edge of the keener misery.
"Mother," said Mary, looking up
from the breakfast-table with a face
that bore marks of an age beyond
her years, "to-morrow is Christmas.''
"Yes, my child ; but it can be no
Christmas to us. Christmas should
be" joyous. And joy is not for this
"But, mother, the evening of to-
.''day will be Christmas eve."
"Certainly my child."
"Did you not say, mother, that
after Christmas eve wc would have
but one vacant seat at our board?"
An expression of pain passed over
the face of the mother.
"Yes, Mary," she replied, huskily,
"I said so; and I think so it must
be. Had Edward been with us he
would have been at the head. The
single vacant scat will keep tho
memories of both fresh and green.
And, moreover, I see that, ere long,
we must sell our chairs, and con
teut us with more simpleseals. One
chair we will keep, and it eliall be
sacred to the memory of both our
loved ones departed."
And on that evening the chairs that
were to be sold were set aparf, and
the widow and her three children
sat at the table upon rough wooden
boxes. Only one chair remained
at the head of the board vacant.
While the family were at their
painfully frugal repast, the door was
unceremoniously opened, and Philip
Seabury entered. He was a pilot
had been a dear friend of John Ark
v right and was a bluff, big-hearted
man. Lie was welcomed heartily,
tor a ray of something akin to sun
shine came in with his honest,
"Philip," said the widow, reluct
antly, "I wish we could ask you to
sit at our board ; but, alas! it could
only be an empty invitation."
"I had thought of that, Mrs. Ark
wright, and partly for that reason
am I here. We want you to have
as merry a Christmas as you can,
The widow put up her hand.
"Hush, Philip. I know the good
ness of your heart, and I appreciate
if ; but I cannot think of an attempt
at joy for the morrow. It would
seem to me almost impiou. Per
haps, at some time, should the need
come more cruelly upon me, I may
ak a favor; but not of joy for the
morrow. No, no I feel that wc can
best serve ourselves, and pay respect
to the dear ones gone, by making
our -jnnstinas a day 01 mourning.
Wc will lemember the crucifixion
rather than the birth."
The old pilot sat by the fire, and
rubbed his hands over the lazy flame,
and, after an extended season of re
flection, he looked up as though a
new idea had struck him.
"By the way, Mrs. Arkwright,did
you ever know the Dolorosa fam
The widow said she had never
known them, though the name had
a familiar sound.
"They once lived not far from
here," pursued Seabury, "and they
had a son who was a pilot. Excuse
me, but their case was, in some res
pects, so near like your own that I
couldn't help thinking of it. But I
won't go on if you wish me not."
"On the contrary," said the widow,
"I should like to hear fhc story.
Even in direst misfortune compan
ionship is a relief." And she and
her little ones came and gathered
around (he fire; and she added:
"Tell me the story, Thilip."
"It was your own case that made
me think of it just now," said fhc
pilot, still rubbing his hands over
the fire. "You see, old Dolorosa
queer name, isn't it? was a pilot
and his son wa3 a pilot. D'ye won
der they made me think of old John
and Edward? One day, as I was
told I didn't see it mvself younjr
Dolorosa, the lad, went out in charge
of a vcsel bound fo some foreign
port, taking his skiff to come back
in. While he was gone a dreadful
storm came on; and it was known
that he must have left the vessel,
and that the sudden storm caught
him in the egg-shell of a skiff. Of
course he was lost but, as it turned
out, he wasn't lost for all lime. Some
years afterward I won't say just
how many young Dolorosa, grown
to he a grand and handsome man,
came home, and joy came with him.
He had been all the absent years in
India, had grown rich that is, rich
for him rich enough at all events,
to support Ihe old home without
another stroke of work."
"Bless God for the joy given to
that mother!" aid Mrs. Arkwright,
folding her hands upon her breast.
"My boy can never come back to
me! But how was he saved, and
why did he go to India?"
"Thus it was," answered Philip,
''and this I have from one who heard
him tell the story: On that day of
the storm he had left the vessel he
had piloted out, as had been sup
posed. When the storm caught him
it swamped him very quickly, but
he clung to his light boat, and, as
good luck would have it, he was
picked tip by an otil ward-bound
Indianian. Of course he was forced
to keep on in the ship, and when
they reached Calcutta the owners
had planned that the ship should go
into the Chinese trade. A grand
chance lo make money was offered
to our young pilot, and he accepted
it, and there he 6ailed to and fro, in
those far-off wators, doing so well
all tho while that his folks at home
were mourning him as dead."
"And did he not write to his
mother during all those weary
years?" asked the widow, depre
catingly. "Aye, be sure he did ; but not one
of his letters came to hand. Two of
those letters, he afterward learned,
were lost by the wrecking of the
ships in which they were sent. How
the others mis-carried he could not
discover. And thus, you see, ho
came to his home like one risen from
A silence fell upon the group as
the pilot concluded his story, broken
only by the low sobs of the stricken
widow. At length Seabury arose
to take his leave. Before reaching
Ihc door he turned, twirling his hat
nervously in his hands.
"Mrs. Arkwright," he said, "wc
arc going to impose upon you ; but
somebody has made arrangements
for a grand Christinas dinner for
you to-morrow. It will be sent to
you, and if you don't want it you
can throw it out of doors."
And with this the old pilot disap
peared ; but he was not gone long.
In a very few minutes he came back
and a companion came with him.
"Mistress Arkwright," he said,
"its astonishing how things do turn
out. Just as I was leaving your
door who should I meet but the very
man I'd been felling you about
young Dolorosa and hero he is. If
I've left out any parts of this story,
perhaps you can get him to tell fhc
rest himself. This is Christina eve.
Mistress Arkwright, and I've no
doubt you have much to make you
sorrowful ; but, I declare for it, I'm
going to wish you, and Mary, and
little Kellie, and lit tin Tommy, a
right merry Christmas for the mor
And again Seabury disappeared,
but he Iclt a stranger standing in
the room a strong, grand-looking
man, though young, with the odor
of the sea upon him. lie stood a
few moments where the old pilot
had left him, and then his whole
frame quaked as though he could
endure no more. He stretched forth
his hands, and a single word drop
ped from his lips a word next akin
to heaven a word holy and sacred
beyond all other earlhly tilings a
word beautiful and divine from
the foundation of the world
And it had been the story of her
own Edwaid that Philip Seabury
had told. Il was a long, long time
clasped in the strong arms of her
son, before she could realize it all ;
but reason came at length, and joy
And on the following morning
the bright December's sun ushered
into the widow's cot a merry Christ
"I. 'S'lii, .Seat Occiijid?"
An old but vigorous - looking
gentleman, seemingly from the rural
districts, got into a car and walked
its full length without receiving
an invitation to sit down. Ap
proaching one gentleman who had a
whole bench to himself, heasked "Is
this seat occupied?" "Yes, sir, it is,"
impertinently replied the other.
"Well," replied the broad shoulder
ed agriculturist, "I will keep this
seat until the gentleman comes.'
The original proprietor withdrew
himself haughtily to one end, and
looked insulted. After a while the
train got in raotioti, and still no
body came to claim the seat, where
upon the deep-chested agriculturist
turned and said: "Sir, when you
told me that this seat was occupied
you told me a lie" such was his
plain language "I never sit near a
liar if I can avoid it ; I would rather
stand up." Then, appealing to
another party, he said : "Sir, may I
sit next to you. -You don't look
like a liar." We need hardly say
that he got his seat, and that the
original proprietor thought that
there was something wrong about
our social system. Baltimore
" Prisoner at the bar," said the
Judge, "is there anything you wish
to say belorc sentence is passed upon
you?" The prisoner looked wist
fully toward the door, and remarked
that he would like to say "good
evening," if it would be agreeable
to the company. But they wouldn't
Little Charlie, a bright 3-year-old,
has often heard his mother dilating
on the ravages of the moths. The
other day he came hurriedly todd
ling out of the pantry, dragging a
scive, to Ihe bottom of which he
pointed as he exclaimed, " Mamma,
mamma! see what 'mothies' have
tiii: Yourvcs iika.
one of non ixgeusoll's tiieokies
VUT TO THE TEST.
Not long since, says Peck's Sun,
the following utterance of Bob In
gcrsoll went the rounds of the pa
"Col. IngcrsoII says he keeps "a
pocket book in an open drawer, and
his children 1:0 and help themselves
to money whenever they want it.
They eat when they want lo. They
mny sleep all day if ihey choose,
and sit up all night if they desire.
I don't try to correct them. I never
punish, never scold. They buy their
own clothes, and are masters of
A gentleman living on Marshall
street, that has a boy that is full as
kittcny as his father, read Ihe arti
cle, and pondered deeply. He knew
that Col. Ingersoll was a success at
raising children in Hie way they
should go, and he thought he would
try it. The boy had caused him
considerable trouble, and he made
up his mind (hut he had not treated
thu boy right, so he called Ihe boy
in from the street, where he was
pulling soft soap on the lamp post,
in order lo see the lamp-lighlur climb
il, and said lo him :
"My son, I have decided to adopt
a different course with you. Here
tofore I have been caicful about
giving you money, and have wanted
to know where everj cent went to,
and in supervision has no doubt
been annoying to you. Now, I am
going to leave my pocketbook in
the bureau drawer, with plenty of
money in it, and you arc at liberty
to Use all you want without asking
me. I want you to buy anything
you desire, buy your own clothes.
and feel as though ihe money was
yours, and that you had not got lo
account for it. Just make yourself
at home now, and try to have a
The boy looked al the old gentle
man, put his hand on his head as
though he had "got 'cm sure," and
went out to sec the lamplighter climb
that soft soap. The next day the
stern parent went out into the coun
try shooting, and re (u rued on the
midnight train three days later. He
opened the door with a nighl-key,
and a strange jellowdog grabbed
him by the elbow of his pants, and
ehook him, as he s.iid, "like the
The dog barked and chewed until
the son came down in his night
shirt and called him off. He told
his father that he had bought that
dog or a fireman for ?I1, and it was
probably the beat dog bargain that
had been made this season. He said
the fireman told him he could sell
the dog for a hundred dollars, if he
could find a man that wauled thai
kind of a dog.
The parent took off his pant-,
v. uai inc uog nail not removed, ami I
in the hall he stumbled oer a biich- j
bark canoe the boy bought of an
Indian for $9, and an army musket
with an iron ramrod fell from Ihe
corner. The boy had paid .-JG for
that. He had also bought himself
an overcoat with a seal skin collar
and cuffs, and a complete outfit of
calico shirts and silk stockings.
In his room the parent found the
marble top of a soda fountain, a
wheelbarrow and t-hclf filled with
all kinds of canned meat, preserves
and crackers, and a barrel of npples.
A wall tent and six pairs of blankets
were rolled up ready for camping
out, and a buckskin bhirt and a pair
of corduroy pants lay 011 the bed,
ready for pulling on. Six fish-poles
and a basket full of fish-lines were
ready for business, and an oyster
can full of grub-worms for bait
were squirming on the wash-stand.
The old gentleman looked the lay
out over, looked at his pocket-book
in the bureau drawer as empty as
a contribution-box and then said :
"Young man, the time has been
too Hush. We will now return to
specie basis. When you want mon
ey come to me and I will give you
a nickel, and you will tell me what
you intend to buy with il, and I will
warn you. You hear me?"
And now that man stands around
from the effects of the encounter
with a yellow dog, and asks every
man where a letter will reach
Bob Ingersoll. He says he will kill
Ingersoll, if it is the last noble act
he ever accomplished.
A teacher in a Boston school was
delighted to see every child's hand
go up in answer to the question of
how many had ever heard of Mr.
Emerson, but her soul sunk within
her when she discovered it was
Billy Emerson, the minslrel man,
whose show bills had placarded the
walls of the Hub for several days.
"Why don't men swear when they
arc alone?" asks Dr. Talmage. Did
Dr. Talmage ever lay around the
fence-corners and see a lone farmer
pick up a bumble-bee? What did
that farmer say ?
mifcliell ami ICetcIsum
AYere captured and brought to Kear
ney by the Sheriff of Merrick and
Howaird counties, and placed in jail
for safe keeping. They were con
fined on a charge of murdering Hen
ry Slovens, of Custer county, while
acting in the capacity of am officer of
the law. Wc wont to the jail on
Tuesday morning for the purpose
of interviewing them, but found
them to be very reticent and uon
commuuicativc. They declined
giving any information, only saying
llioy would stand a fair trial, and if
convicted by an impartial jury,
Ihey would meet their sentences as
brave men should. Mr. Kctchcm is
a young man, but 20 years old, 5 feet
10 inches high, with dark hair and
eyes, and appears lo have been con
nected with better associates in
liis former years. He is a man in
appearance about the average. IIo
is well known in this city, having
been employed in a livery stable
here for some time. Some speak of
him as being a man who would do
nothing rash, unless provoked to it
by threats and insults. Others are
ready lo condemn him as a desper
ate man. and lo get him nut of tho
way would be a "good riddance of
bad rubbish." And yet again, par
lies told us he was a professional
callie "agent," and had been in tho
business for many months. A few
who arc bclteracqunintcd with him,
say he was honorable and reliable
prior lo the late (.hooting affray. Mr.
Mitchell is an elderly man, having
scored sixty-three winlert, his beard
and hair are white, his eyes dark,
and his voice harsh and cold. He
appeared lo have no fears of the
threats which had been nnde against
them, and when handcuffed by the
Sheriff of Keith county, before leav
ing Kearney, said they would "treat
all men right who did not override
them." His grey locks, wc arc
afraid, will not save him should he
fall Info the hands of the men who
have vowed vengeance a-iiinst him,
such persons generally ; ; ou.lho
principle of "might m... s right."
He is a locksmith by trade, but
moved lo this country lo get a start
and if the people had not interrupt
ed him from Ihc first, there would,
never have been any call for Ihe
present trouble. Thi, now, i their
side of the story, and as a story
always has I wo sides, the oilier
parlies yet remains lo be told. Tint
the murdered man had a stained
character, Ihcrc is little doubt, but
that is no reason he should he shot
down in cold blood while aelingas
an officer. But fo have allevinled
this sad affair could not a man have
been scut to arrest them who was
not a sworn enemy of Mitchell and
Ketchum? The law should be al
lowed lo lake its course in this mat
ter, and when the tesiini'iiiv is takt.i
ihc court certainly ha dignity and
knowledge enough lo know how to
render a just verdict. Mob law is
not (he law in a chilized country,
but we admit, a great many limes
there are aggravated cases when it
seems as though this was the only
law to rid (he coiiimuity of cut
throats and thieves, yet it will not
do to swear by or act bv. Law is
law, and if our officers are inefficient
and dire not execute them, elect
others who will, and not break the
breach. If wc are not going lo
adhere to Ihc principles of law, why
elect and pay legislators high salaries
for making them? There were
some predictions to Ihc effect that
the prisoner? would be lynched be
fore arriving at their destination.
These fcar3, we hope, will prove
groundless, and from what wc
hear of the law abiding citizens
of Custer county, Ihey will sec that
the prisoners have a fn:r show at
the preliminary and - takrn
to a place of safe t v. I c district
Judge is fair and imp.1rti.1l, fully
understanding the law, and will give
to the prisoners, if fontid guilty, all
the penalty allowed by law. That
Mitchell killed Stevens, is not denied,
but was there not some cause for
the act? It appears that these men
were deadly enemies. Stevens had
scut word he would kill Ketchum on
sight, and on coming with the tapers
lo serve, was shot down, under tho
impression they had rid themselves
of a bad and dangerous enemy. In
this light it appears justifiable; on
the other hand it looks black as
night. Weekly Kearney Nonpareil
Contentment. A gentleman had
a board put on a part of his land on
which was written, "I will give this
field to any one who is really con
tented ; and when an applicant came
he asked, "are you contented ?" The
general answer was, "I am;" and
his reply invariably was, "Then
what do you want of my field?"
.New song by a lady " Be it ever
so humble there's no place like the
The man who "caught the tran
sient hour" had never been vaccinated.
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