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About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1878)
For the Journal.
of the. War.
During the operations of Gen. B.
M. Prentiss at and about Helena,
Arkansas, many stirring incidents
transpired, which did not get into
the reports of the officers of the de
partment. Iu an Iowa regiment,
which was in that department, there
were many fine, dashing boys, who,
when opportunity presented, did a
little scouting and fighting on their
own account. Of these, "Slem."
Ewing, one Sunday morning, in
company with five other soldiers,
concluded to make a tour of obser
vation, and therefore struck on" into
the country back of Helena to as
certain if there was anything better
to eat. After riding until noon they
brought up at the house of a farmer
and preacher, of the hard-shell Bap
.tist persuasion, and after some par
leying persuaded the clerical plauter
to prepare dinner for themselves
and horses. "Slem.,; noticed that
while at first the old gentleman was
loth to comply, he at last very read
ily assented to their request, and
that there appeared to he a dudicd
effort on the old man's part, aided
by two young girls, to lengthen out
the time in prcparingdinner. How
ever, dinner was finally announced
and five of the boys sat down to a
meal they considered sumptuous,
leaving one as. a guard. "While these
five were eating, the guard discov
ered that the two young ladies were
also on guard, and 'were intently
watching in the direction of the
heavy woods off to the south nearly
a mile away. The soldier guard,
calling to a venerable darkey, asked
why the girls were so intently
watching the woods to the south.
His answer was
"Fore dc Lord, massa, dere's a
camp of Cornfcdsdown dab, in dat
woods, derc is an' a lot o'de capens
is a goiu' to be hah fur derc dinnahs,
dis da, dcy is, sure."
This was a feature of the case to
be considered at once. About this
time the boys who were at dinner
came forth and were apprised of the
probabilities of a brush with the ene
my if they tan ied there any length of
lime. While talking about the inat
ter.they noticed some men on horse
back enter the lano three-fourths
of a mile away. The boys tight
ened girths, examined their arms,
led out their hordes, keeping sonic
out-buildings between themselves
and the parly approaching, while
the girls, induced, no doubt, by very
mischief, asked the boys to stay and
not tear themselves awav.
called attention to the ladies
during the hurry of the last few
moments had been forgotten, and it
was noticed that they were beckon
ing to the party approaching, with
an eagerness indicating that they
had an interest in their early ar
rival. "Slem." cautioned the boys to be
ready for a race, stating, that it
possible, he desired to capture the
whole party. To this end he pro
posed to wait until the Rubs were
huflicicntly near, so that they would
follow them to the heavy timber to
the north, where he thought, I.canil
the boys might, by dividing their
little force, secure the capture of
the entire party. AVhcn they were
within four or live hundred yaids,
'Slem." and his comrades rode out
into the lane, whereupon almost in
stantly, shots were exchanged. The
boys did not wait to repeat or
answer any further courtesies but
bidding the ladies adieu, and ex
pressing sorrow at leaving so ab
ruptly, they whirled down toward
the woods hotly pursued by the
enemy. "When the boys weie cov
ered iu the woods, the Rcbs checked
yp and were careful to stay beyond
what tney suspected nhe-rauge ol
After waiting sometime for pome
thing to turn up, the enemy turned
back toward the house, and the boys
struck back toward camp. Ewing
felt disappointed that no opportu
nity had presented to capture the
party who had so hotly pursued
them, and as he and his comrades
started toward their camp and had
gained an eminence to the east and
north of the planter's house, he dis
covered that the party of Rebel
officers had repaired to the house,
and after placing their horses iu the
stable, they all disappeared into the
house. This suggested to the boys,
that they now might capture the
Alter waiting for awhile to give
them time to cook a meal, " Slem."
led his boys to a poiul directly cast
of the house and in the rear of it.
Here four mcu were left to guard
the horses, aud take them to camp,
in the event that " Slem." and his
comrade did not return; Ewing and
one of the boys started across the
field'for the house, some three huu
dred yards distant: the field wa
plauted to corn, and furnished a
cover for the boys, to within a few
jards of the house, the rcmainim:
distauce being without any cover
whatever. As the two emerged
from the corn they found the vener
able darkey at the woodpile in rear
of the house, who told them that
the house was full of Rebs, and that
they were then eating their dinners
"Slem." and his comrade then
parted, Ewing- going directly to the
house, (which I should have stated,
was a double log-house with a space
of some fifteen feet between the
100ms, winch space on the cast side
was' boarded jtinexecpt au entrance-
way near the north side of the
space), while the comrade of Ewing
btarted for the 6tablc with a view to
disable the horses, if Ewing should
fail in surprising and' capturing the
men at the table. Each was success
ful in reaching his position. t
As Ewing entered the passage
way between the two houses, a
mulatto, the cook, was on the pass
age from the dining room to the
kitchen, and on seeing Ewing was
on the poiut of screaming aud re
turning to the dining-room, but a
stern, emphatic and silent gesture
induced her to proceed to the kitch
en, and as she disappeared, Ewing
approached the door of the dining
room aud pushing it open, cried out
" Surrender, or you're- dead men I
Hands up!" All but one obeyed;
this one, a lieutenant, made an ef
fort to rise, upon which Ewing fired
a shot, which struck and slifihlly
wounded the fellow, who by the
shock fell to the floor; the others
threw up their hands when there
was a pause, Ewing waiting for his
comrade to appear, while the Rebels
were waiting for their captor to
indicate the next step or act iu the
drama. Soon the comrade rushed
iu from the stable, when the officers
were examined and disarmed, the
wounded man mounted, and the
whole took up the line of march to
the Union camp, where they arrived
The captured party expressed sur
prise at the boldness of one man
attempting to capture six armed
mcu ; they stated that on the appear
ance of Ewing at the door, they
supposed there were a score or more
in and around the house, and that if
they had known there was only one
man they would certainly have
made an effort to resist him.
The boys, before they left, per
suaded the planter preacher to sub
scribe for and promise to read the
New York Weekly Tribune.
s. o. J.
Probably no reader of Nebraska
papers is ignorant of the existence
of what is known as the Ionia vol
cano. This smoking orifice has
been so fully examined and explain
ed as to require only a passing no
tice. It is a spot near the Missouri
river, a short distance from the
obsneure village of Ionia, Dixon
count. There is no volcanic action
about it. It derives its name from
the fact that a smoke has been seen
to arise from the broken furl of the
immediate vicinity. The name of
the sort of rock which composes the
stiatum where this curious reaction
of chpmical forces takes place, has
escaped the memory of the writer,
but peculiar formation, when its
particles come in contact with water
and air, reacts with the oxygen iu
these substances, and burns, the
smoke arising as in ordinary com
bustion. These particles of rock
have been reached by the bend in
the river, and as they fall into the
water or arc washed by it the smoke
is seen to arise. The rain and snow
percolate through the upper layers
of soil to this rock also, and where
cver it becomes exposed in any way
to the air the same phenomenon is
noticed. These facts gave rise to
the name of Ionia Volcano.
We think that the power of money
is, on the whole, overestimated. The
greatest things which were done for
the world have not been accom
plished by rich men, cr by subscrip
tion lists, but by men generally of
small pecuniary means. The great
est thinkers discoverers, inventors,
and ai lists have been men of mod
crate wealth, many of them little
raised above the condition of man
ual laborers iu point of worldly
circumstances. Aud it will always
be so. Riches arc oftcner an im
pediment than a stimulus of action ;
and in many cases they are quite as
much a misfortune as a blessing.
The youth who inherits wealth is
apt to have life made too easy for
him, and so becomes sated with it
because he has nothing left to desire.
Having no special object to struggle
for, he finds lime too heavy on his
hands; remains mentally and moral
ly aleep; and his position in society
is often no higher than that of a
polypus over which the tide floats.
A Danbury boy asked bis fatber
tbe other day what was a philoso
pher. "A philosopher, my son?
Why, a philosopher is a man who
reasons." "Is that so ?"said the boy
dejectedly. "I thought it was a man
that didn't let things bother him.'
The father silently patted his son's
Yon see men of the most delicate
frames engaged in active profes
sional pursuits, who literally have
no time for illness. Let them be
come idle, let them take care of
themselves, let them think of their
health, and they die. The rust rots
the steel which use preserves.
A Hero. A man who can give
up dreaming and go to his daily
realities who can smother down
his heart, its love or woe, aud take
to tho hard work of his hand who
defies fate and, if he must die, dies
fight hing to the last that man is
life's best hero. Miss Jhtloch.
Sunday school teacher Who
was the strongest man? Boy
Jonah; because the whale couldn't
hold him after he got him down.
The Western Rural.
The Western liural comes to our
table from week to week complete
iu all its departments. In matters
relating to tho farm, orchard and
arden, 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 and in
fluence, and deserves the patronage
of all interested in the cultivation of
tho soil, or in increased intelligence
among the sons of toil.
Senator Hill says that at the next
session of Congress he will advocate
a bill permitting States and corpor
ations to issue paper money.
Four men uow living at Castle
ton, Vt., have l-ad between them
! ' t
The undersigned oilers at private sale
his f.irm two and a half miles north of
the city consisting of
80 ACRES OF I.&IV1,
fifty acres, uudcr cultivation, and sixty
acres of as pood hay land as can he
found, and under a portion of it is a
very excellent quality of brick clay.
The improvements upon the plaee are a
two-story concrete dwelling, 20x30 ft.,--a
comfortable and convenient houe; a
wind-mill: a large, substantial shelter
for stock; shed and yards lor hogs;
corral for rattle; granary; tool house,
etc.. etc. Also
133 IIEAB OF SHEEP,
mostly cues, bcides horses, cows,stecrs,
heifers, hogs farming implements, Ac.
The location is a very excellent one
for farming and stock raising near the
city with easy and quick access to mar
ket; a lifteou'minutes' ride to the post
ollice, the railroad depot, the telegraph
otliec and church.
The site of the dwelling-house com
mand as line a view a 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
Aaddress M. K. TURNER,
g CTy Better than Ever. .4S
WW PRiGE REDUCED. Nl
Kullof Plain, Practical, Reliable,
o Dnuitiv lnTAHrvio4iAn
i ciyin, imui iiiauuii
for West, East, South, North ; for Owners
of Cattle, Horses, hheep, Swine, or Farms,
Gardens, or Village Lets ; for Housekeepers; C
"--.11 It-.: -,.! r::,te . v
koVER 700 Fine ENCRAVINGSS
O i.i. i : t :.. :. - ti.
N both pleasing and instructive. The
N both pleasing and instructive. The sS
N . a. XI
V To Clubt of tin cr more, one rear. toit-AaiJ.
vS aui v i i-inii V
W n b I vl EMVIli
CODl. Sl.as each. Smclr? tnhcrnntiAne Vk
One number, 15 c A specimen, post-free, ioc.
A HAGNIFICEST StEEl Plate ENGRAVING for all.
Largo PREMIums for Clubs.
Issued in Entfis1 & German at same price.
i - lOv 245 Broadway. N Y
Groat chance to make
nionev. If von can't
;et sold yon can jet
jrreonhack5. AW need
a pers-on in oery town to take sub
scriptions for the 'largest, cheapest and
best Illustrated family publication in
the world. Any one can hecomc a mic
cesful aqent. The most elejrant works
of art jriven free to subscriber?. Tht.
price is, so low that almost everybody
subscribe. One aijcnt reports making
over $153 in a week. A lady agent re
ports taking over 400 subscribers in ten
days. All who engage make money
fast. You can devote all your time to
the business, or only jouf spare time.
You need not be away from home over
night. You can do it as well as others.
Full particulars, directions and terms
free. Elegant and oxpcnsh c Outfit free.
If you want profitable work send us your
addres- at once. It cost nothing to try
the business. No one who engages fails
to make great pay. Address "The Vco
ple's Journal," Portland, Maine. 382-y
HAEB & SADDLES
Manufacturer and Dealer In
Harness, Saddle;, hh, asi Collar:
keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Currv
combs, Krushes, Bridle Kits Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. lie
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
can make money faster at work for
usthanatanythinsclse. Capital not
required; we will start you. ?12per
nay at norae maue oy tne indus
trious. 3Ien. women, hoys and girls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
is the time. Costly outfit. ind terms free
Address-TRCB & Co., Aucuata. 3Iainc
week in your own town. S5
Outfit free. No risk. Header
you want a business at
which persons of either sex
can make great pay all the time they
work, write for particulars to H. IIal
lett & Co rortland, 3Iainc.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Genera Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. It. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on live or ten years
time, 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 price and
011 reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to nil real es
tate in Platte County.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
X complete assortment of I.arllr' and Chil
dren's SIioe Lrpt on hand.
All Work Warranted ! !
Our Motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Eepairicg.
Cor. Ol ire and 12tli St.
HAS, PjWAB m
STOVES, IRON, TINWARE,
Nails, Rope, Wagon Material, Glass, Paint, Etc.,
O. B. STILLMAN,
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Keeps on hand all articles usually kept in a first-clai- Drug Store. Dealers
in surrounding conntiv will lind it to their interest to purchase from him, as he
can and will give RED-ROCK PRICES.
Prescriptions CarefuXXv Comuoimded.
32TA GOOD ASSORTMENT OF WALL
The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Go's
(I.ato DiehoM & Jiieny.le,)
and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THE BEST RECORD OF ALL.
All leading Railroad & Express Companies and Bankers in ibllortteest be them.
Not One Lost in the Two Gret Fires in Chicago; also preserved the contents
iu eery instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at
Oahkosh,"W'is., and at all places have fctoou the test, without failure.
All Sizes for Sale and 3Iade to Order. Old Safes taken in Exchange.
Count j and lianlc Worlc a.
D. S. C0VENT, GENERAL AGENT, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
;riQ s:t q3t 1ST
Apple trees in variety, 4 to G ft., 3 year, Iowa grown, per 100, $18.00
Apple trees 2 yrs., grnu n in Antelope Co., 3 to 4 ft., per 100, SIO.OO
Mberian Crab, in variety, 3 vrs, 4 to 5 ft.
K.uvi ncs. e iny ami inie uicmnomi, 4 ft., Iowa grown
IMums, 3Iinoe and Wild Goose, 4 ft.,
Concord drapes lirt-clas. 2 vear, period, O.r.0 '..'.'.'.'.'".'.'.
Blackberry, Kittutinny and S'nyder. 2 year, ner 100. $5.00.. . ' . '
uaspncrryj uoolittic, .Mammoth, Cluster
Gooseberry. Housliton, 2 years ...... '.. ..
Currants, Victoria, Cherry and White Grape, 2 year-
Strawberry . Wilson, Monarch of the West, per 100, 73 cents
Pie Plant .-Mrawbcrrv Mammoth, (extra)
Kilmannrk M eepmg A lllow, well formed heads, G feet,
A iconm " " u '
Box Elder and Soft Maple, 1 year, per 10C0, ?2.30 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".".'.'.
" " for street. 6 ft
White Tine and Norway Spruce, per foot
Snowball, Flowerin? Almond, Lilac, purple and white,'2ft.,'. '.'.'.'.'.'.'
Roses 3IoS June and climbinr. in variety. 2 years
Trumpet, Vine. Honeysuckle, Witina ami' Virginia Climber!""!!."
P.Tonics Tulips, Tube Roses and other bulbs, 10 to
in s nursery was esiaDiisnea one year ago. and I have a good aorortment of
small fruitgrowing here, and have made arrangements with neighbing nurser
ies so that I can furnish anything in the above price-list. Par ties engaged In
fruit growinsr will find It to their interest to give mc a call before buying of
traTcIIng agents. I am permanently located here, and expect to do a home busi
ness. Satisfaction guaranteed. Correspondence solicited.
-6 31. CALiklSO:, CtHumbns ."Vcbrnsku.
A. W. LAWRENC:
AGENT FOR THE
"Will hereafter ho found THREE
DOORS SOUTH of the Post Olticc,
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 IIou.sc exclusively,
ho is able to sell CHEAPER THAN
TnE CHEAPEST. Pumps for any
depth well. Pumps driven or repaired,
mid Rods cut.
GIVE IIIM A CALL 1D SAVE JIO.N'EY.
RETAIL DEALER IN
ES2SE&3 RSBESa SSSSl
ans oi-ivk stri:kts,
Retail Dealer in
PAPER ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK.
Specialty. Prices as low as
can be Made.
? ... .U Beli-csy
$ )i?2 30
and Philadelphia Ked per
Is conducted as a
Devoted to the best mutual inter
ests of its readers and its publish
ers. Published at Columbia. Platte
county, the centre of the agricul
tural portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people east who arc
looking towards Nebraska as their
fnture home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska are the staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that the
Jouknal has never contained .1
"dun" against them, and by the
other fact that
In its columns always brings its
reward. Business is business, and
those who wish to reach the solid
people of Central Nebraska will
lind the columns of the Juukxal a
Of all kinds neatly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This species
of printing is nearly always want
ed in a hurry, and, knowing this
fact, we have so provided for it
that we can furnish envelopes, let
ter heads, bill head, circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on very short
notice, and promptly on time as
1 copy per annum $2 00
" Six mouths 100
" Three months, 30
Single copy sent to any address
in the United States for 3 cts.
K. K. TURNER & CO.,
3i::c::::: t: Cor
: 2:si isi 7ir:: 4 Eat.
Leandek Gerhard, Prcs I.
Geo. W. IIulst, Vice Pes'
Julius A Keed.
Edwa!!D A. Gkkkarh.
Adner Turner, Cashier.
Itiink or Icposit, E)iicoimf
Collect ioiiNroiuist!y31:i (Icon
Pay Intercut on Time Ijoj
it. 27 1.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANOTACTtJRERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles uually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One floor East of OJjiIIoyV, on
SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent,
A TTHNDS TO ALL BUSINESS per-
Agency and Notary Public. Have in
structions and blank's furnished bv
United States Land Office for making
final proof on Homesteads, thereby sav
ing a trip to Grand Inland. Have a'larjre
number ol farms, city lots and all Iandi
belonging to U P. K. R. in Platto and
adjoining counties for sale very cheap.
Attend to contesting claims before U. S.
Offlr one Door YTtst of Hammond Hoat,
F. TT. OTT, Clerk.
:eajcx,-w.v-x-, f .
Tho Great Tronic XI no from tho "West to
Chicago and tho East.
It Is the oldest, shortest, most direct, convenient,
comfortable nd in every respect tno best line yoq
can take. It is tho greatest and grandest R&Uvray
organization in tne United States. It owns or
2IOO MILES OF RAILWAY
FUIXXAX HOTEL CARS are ran alone
by it through between
COUNCIL BLUETS & CHICAGO I
No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Cars, through, between tho
Missouri Elver and Chicago.
PASSENGERS GOING EAST should bear
In mind that this is the
AND ALL POINTS EAST.
Passengers by this ronto have choice of FIVE
niVFKUKXT ROUTES and the a.drantA?a of
I Klcht Dally Lines Falace Bleeping Cars
' from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS.
Iw!(t that tbe Ticket Agent sellsyon tickets by
the North-Western Road. Examine your Tickets,
and refuse to buy if they do not read over this Road.
All Agents sell them and Check usual Haggago
Free by this Line.
Through Tickets via this Route to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central Pacific Rail
road Ticket Office, foot of JIarket Street, and at
i New 3Ionfgomery Mreet, San Franrlsro, and at
all Coupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacific, Union
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, No. 415 Broadway. Boston
Office. No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 245 Farn
bara Street. San Francisco Office, 2 New Jlont-
omery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 62 Clarlc
trcet, under Sherman House : 75 Canal, corner
Madison Street ; Kinzie Street Depot, corner West
Kinzio and Canal Streets ; Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells and Kinzie Streets.
For rates or information not attainable from
your homo ticket agents, apply to
Mahvix nronirr, W. n. Stevxett,
Ckn'l JIarc'r. Cbicaco. Gen'l I'au. As'U Lbtoecy
SACKET & CROUCH,
Tlie proprietors arc practical millers,
attend to the yrixiling themselves,
FnrnUIinl with the latent improved
machinery, they are prepared to do all
kind" of "
RYE AND FEED
c hound i;vi:i:y day.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
"We make several brands of
lint recommend to the trade our AL
BION 31 ILLS
ft is a superior nrticle made
CIIOICJ-: SELKCTKD WHEAT.
A full, fre?h supply of groceries,
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Ju"t opened, and for sale at low-down
I3"OHto Street, orjo23e the
J A M ES 3IcA LUSTER.
CITY MEAT MARKET,
OS.!Tn ST.. OEISI
AVill keep on hand all kinds ol Fresh
and Salt .Meats, also Saii-atce, Poultry
Fresh Fih, etc., all in their season.
Cash paid for Hides Lard and Ka
con. WILL.T. HICKLY.
CENTRAL MAT IARIET
OIV lllli STItEET.
Dealers in Fresh and Salted Meatt.
&c. Town Lots, "Wood. Hides Ac.
.1. RICKLV, Agent.
Columbus, June 1, 1S77.
S. J. 7f ARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Koard by day or
week at reasonable rates.
22TSct a Fir&t-Cla Table.
3:eau,. ..23 Cents Lodging? 23 Cts
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