The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 01, 1879, Image 1

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VOL. IX.-NO. 35.
WHOLE NO. 451.
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3TOfflcc In tkc JOURNAL huildins,
ETIcvcnth-st., Columbus, Neb.
Terms Per year, ?2. Six months, $1.
Three months, 50c ngle copies, 5c.
Atvijf Sacnders. U. S. Senator, Omaha.
A. i. I'xddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Frank Welch, Represcntativc.Norfolk.
Silas Oarbkk, Governor, Mncoln.
Hruno Tzschuek, Secretary of State.
J. B. Weton, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. McRridc,Trcaurcr, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberta, Attorney-General.
S. R. Thompson. Supt. Public Ins.ruc.
II. C. Daivaon. Warden of Penitentiary.
C.'lT. 'hiST' 1rison mipectow.
Dr. J. G. Daris, Prison Physician.
II. r. MathcwKon, Supt. Insane Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
vXe 1?.iVakr'l Associate Judges.
G. AY. Post, Judge. York.
M. It. Reete, District Attorney, "Wahoo.
V. AY. Arnold. Register, Grand Island.
Win. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Ilijcplns County Judge.
John Stanficr. County Clerk.
V. Kummer, Treasurer.
Renj. Spielman, Sheriff.
H. L. RoHssiter, Surveyor.
R. II. Henrv, 1
Win. nioedom CountyCommisbioncrt..
John Walker, J
Dr. A. Heintr. Coroner.
S. L. Rarrctt, Supt. of Schools.
8. S. JlcAUWterJ itPtir1i!nf thePeacc.
Ryron Mlllctt, f .nictici eonnei tacc.
Charles Wake, Constable.
A. Speice, Mayor.
John Sch ram. Clerk.
John J. Riekly, Marshal.
J. W. Earlv, Treisure.r.
H. S. .McAllister. Police Judge.
J. G. Routson, Ensriuccr.
ls Hani .1. E. North,
E. Pohl.
fUl Ward E. C. Kav.inaugh.
C. E. Morse.
2d Ward-lZ. J. Raker,
E. A. Gcrrard.
Otlumttu IoKt OIBco.
Open on Sundays trtm 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from -1:30 to (i i. m. lluslnesi
hour except Sunday fi a. m. to S p. m.
aeteru w.iils cloe at 11:2) A. M.
Western mails cloe at 4:20 p.m.
Mali leaves Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursday and
Saturdays. 7 A. M. "Arrives Mondays,
Wdnct."da, and Fridays, 3 p. m.
Fr Monroe," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday C A. M. Ar
rive, same. (J P.M.
For Summit, Ulysses and Crete. Mon
dav aud Thursdays 7 a. M. Arrives
-Wednesday, and Saturdays, 7 p. M.
For Uellpvilie. Osceola and York. Tues
davs. Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 P.M.
Arrives t 12 M.
Fr Wir. Farral aud Rattle Creek,
Mondavs and Wednesdays, A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridavs at 6 p. M.
For Shell Crek, Nelto. Creston and
Stanton, on Mnnda at 7 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays (! p. M.
For David I'itV, Tue-days. Thursdivs
and Saturdays, 1 p. m Arrives, at 12
U. I Time Tabic.
Eastward Bound.
f 'migrant. No. 6, leaves at
assonu'r, 4. "
Freight, M 8. " "
freight, "10, "
Westward Bound.
Freight. No. .", leaves at
Ps.eng'r, " 3, '
Fn-lght, " 0, 4
Kiuigrant. 7. "
C,:2Z a. m.
11:00 a. m.
2:15 p. m.
4:30 a. m.
2:00 p. m.
4:27 p.m.
0:00 p.m.
1:30 a. m.
Everv dav except Saturday the. three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
ilmrp will be but one train a day, a
shown bv the following schedule:
(O.A-N. W ) 7th
. )c, 1J..VQ. 14th
(C R. I. IU 21t
(C.&N.W ) 7tnanU2MH.
Srjt . .
(C,U.A(. 1 '"
. . Jc, R. I..V P.J- 12th
C.& N.W. J l'Jtli
(C, R. I. & P.) 2d
. . -N. W. ) 9th
C, B. & Q. J 16th and 20th.
and 23d.
aud 3uth.
IV ., It. .V . I III!
, . . -(.'., R. I. A; l 14th
(C. & N. W. 1 21st
7th and 28th.
Farm for Sale.
acres rf excellent farm land in But
ler Count v, near Patron P. O., about
equi-distant from three County Seats
David Citv, Columbus and Schuyler;
CO acres under cultivation; 5 acre of
trees, maple, cottonwood, Ac: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds. Ac.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus. Inquire at the Journal
ortice, or address the undersigned at
Tatron P.O. 403
john tannaiiill.
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
courage you. but rather limit your ex
penses to your resources. You can do
so by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can lind good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 25 ct"s. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
vt the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL,
i mile east of Gcrrard's Corral.
Formerly Pacific House.
This popular house has been newly
ReOtted and Fnraished.
Meal .
Day Board per week,
Board and Lodging,
35 cts.
5 and ?G.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
tftir?rr?is not easily earned in these
Jw times, but it can be made
1 I I I in three months by any one
of cither sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadily at the employment that ie
furnish. ?66 per week in your own
towa. You need not be away from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. We have agents who
are making over ?20 per day. All who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made
so easily aud rapidly at anv other busi
ness. It costs nothing to frv the busi
ness. Terms and $5 Outfit fr"e. Address
at OHe, H. Hat.ltt & Co., Portland,
Wain 375-r.
r. j. s. McAllister,
tist. Office ou 12th St., three doors
cast of Schilz's hoct and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended tc ind satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom ho has
done work, as to prices and quality.
Mill-Writ Bill Eflieer,
tSTFor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY
HOSPITALS, Blackwell's Island, N.Y.
Office on 1 1th St., next to the Jouuxal.
Mileage SO cts. Medicines furnished.
91. WEWEWMin,
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in anv other town. Woi k
left with Saml. Gass, Columbia, on llth
street, one door cast of I. Gluck's store,
or with Mr. Weiscntluh at Jackon, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public.
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 2 IS.
TWO doors, cast of D. Ryan's Hotel
on llth street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a llrst
class bur. 411 x
Teams of
Horses or Oxen,
OADIiEE I0BES, wild or broke.
O at t
the Corral of
Wholesale and Retail,
ATEBRASIvA AYE., opposite City
1 Hall, Columhu. Nehr. GTLow
prices aud fine good. Prescriptions
and familv recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN IIUBER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at O.i'elock, sharp, p.-issius: through
Monroe, Genoa, WaU'rille, and to Al
I ion The hack will call at elthet of
the Hotels for passengers if orders arc
left at the post-office. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y
Columbus Meat Market!
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh tish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. SSTRi-mcmbcr the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
hotel. 417-tf
IHetrldCH' Hlat ?InrIct.
Waiklilnton Arc, nearly oiiohHp Court Houkr.
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cami.
Best steak, per lb.,. 10c.
Rib roast, " Sc.
Boil, Ge.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 207.
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nehr. 433-tf
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doors Wet orStlllraan Dru Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
Give me a call and try my w ork.
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
nut Lumber.
Tuihjtai Ati. cppiiti Cent Eme, Cc!its, Hrt
F. -W. OTT,
All kinds of
Itookt, SUtloaery, Candy and Cigars.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Store on Olive St.,nearthe old Fost-ojce
Columbus Nebraska. 4 17-1 r
EZ . m . -. i iri ' ' 7
Physician and Surgpon.
t33Officc open
at all hours
Sank Building.
" lont You Mel,"
For if you do you will lose money by
purchaiiug an" expensive Wind Mils,
when you can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-haif the money that any
other costs. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
llth street, opposite Mahlon Clothcr's
store. Columbus, Neb. 411-13
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this und
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf
(One mile west of Columbus.)
Always on Hand 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 of the trade will ac
knowledge no peer. Persons having
lame horses from bad shoeing will do
well to bring them to him. He only asks
for a trial. All kinds of repairing done
to order. 440.oin
Sei ssi Tiite,
Ulevpnth Street.
Blachmitli and Wagon Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies, fcc, &c,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. "32
And All Kinds of Pumps
Challenge Wind and Feed Jfill.t,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Malt Mills, Horse Powers,
Corn Shelters and
Fanning Mills.
Pumps Repaired on Short Notice,
Farmers, conic and examine our mill.
You will Undone erected on the premises
of the Hammond House, in good running
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. I). SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
ZSTKentucky IVhiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
llth. Stroat, South, of Depot,
)dealek x:;(
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anyichere in the cily.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 3i
Sliding down the b.iluster,
Rushing through the hall,
Tipping over chairs and stools,
Laugliing when they fall;
From the nursery dancing down,
Little folks so gay,
"Happy New Year!" loud thev err,
'Hurrah for New Year's Dayl"
Such a flutter as they make,
Such a merry breeze,
Buzzing through the breakfast-room
Like a swarm of bees!
Lingering here to snatch a kiss.
There, to shout again,
"Happy New Year, every one!"
Oil" they scamper then.
Out of doors away they run,
Hailing all thev meet,
Old and voung, and ricli and poor,
With the greeting sweet.
Every one smile back the wish;
Every face grows hrght;
Sorrowing hearts forget their pain
In the blessed light
Beaming from the children's eyes;
And with them they say,
"Happy New Year, every one!
Happy New Year's Day!"
Echoing over land and sea,
Rings the gladsome cry.
As we greet w ith smiles the Neio,
And bid the OWgood-bv!
Xcw Year's Eve come to the Town
of A in the gfub it usually
wears in Louisiana neither warm
nor cold, neither stormy nor clear,
but a disagreeable between, made
up of mud, and slush, and every
degree of sloppy uncomfortablcness.
New Year's in the "Creole State' is
the first transition between the mild
delicious fall and the rains and mit
igated cold of winter. So, on this
debatable land, as on any other de
batable land, a conflict wages be
tween the two conflicting powers.
But the mud and drizzle were for
outside. In&ide the house in A ,
where we introduce our young
readers, all was light and warmth in
a comfortable si I ling-room. Such
a cozy circle as was assembled
there! Mr. Cunningham, the own
er of Ihc house, his wife and three
children, Edmund, about fourteen,
Amy and Herbert ; the sister of Mr.
Cunningham, Mrs. Stafford, who
was spending the Christmas holi
days with her brother, with her
three children, Ralph, Guy and Em
ma, about the same ages as the
It was a merry crowd, but the
noise-and fun reached its acme when
midnight struck, and each of the
young folks rushed to the hall door,
to be the lirst to open it and let the
New Year in.
Amy, light and fleet-footed, was
the first, and, calling out, "Hurrah!
the good luck of the New Year is
mine!'" she threw open the door, and
almost fell into the arms of a gen
tleman who stood just outside.
He walked cooly into the midst of
the excited crowd, evidently a trav
eler, with a shaggy great-coat up to
his ears and a valise in his hands.
There was n pause, and then a
joyful cry, as the light fell on his
"Uncle Guy, Uncle Guy!" and
Uncle Guy was almost smothered
by the embraces of the little ones.
"Oh, uncle, we thought you were
in Japan I" cried Edmund.
"So I was, until I started for
home, my boy. You didn't want
me to stay there forever, eh ?"
There was a universal chorus,
"No. no! wo always want you at
home, uncle!"
"I fouud him,' cried Amy, "and
it's my right to lead him into the
parlor and astonish them there!"
So the cavalcade took up its march
again. Amy and Uncle Guy at the
head. With a flourish, Amy threw
open the door, crying out :
"See what the New Year lias
brought us!''
There was a cry of delight and
surprise, and as much excitement in
the parlor over the arrival as the
children could have desired. Mr.
Cunningham, as he shook his broth
er's hand, said :
"Surely, now, Guy, you're going
to settle down among us for a
"Oh, I'm a vagabond by natnre,
"William!" he laughed. "But I'll
soou be too old to wander, you know.
When that comes about, I'll find my
home near you, rest assured."
As Guy Cunningham had said, a
passion for travel in remote and
unknown countries had possessed
him from early youth. Rich enough
to indulge it, free from any nearer
ties than his brother and sister, the
great portion of his life had been
spent in foreign countries. Genial
and generous, with a mind of thor
ough culture, and governed by
strong underlying principles, he
was beloved as much as he was
But with Guy Cunningham's as
pect to the world at large we have
nothing to do. To the children he
was simply the dearest and most
delightful of men. Such an intoxi
cating atmosphere of adventure, and
wonderful escapes, and incredible
heroism, always seemed to hang
around him. He was their hero
none the less because he often seem
ed to read their thoughts, and re
proved their faults in a strange,
quaint manner, peculiar to himself.
No matter where he went, he nev
er forgot his six nephews aud nieces
at home. The children knew well,
when a large trunk was brought
into the hall, a few minutes after
their uncle's arrival, that it contain
ed presents for all of them.
Nor were they mistaken. I will
not enumerate all Ihc strange aud
beautiful things which were distrib
uted that night.
"You're a wizzard, Uncle Guy, or
you've got one of those magic mir
rors you saw among the Indian jug
glers," cried Emma, hugging and
kissing him. "How did you know
I wanted a handsome work-box,
aud, oh, a real gold thimble! aud,
oh, such a needle-book 1" and over
come with delight, the little girl
clasped her hands and was silent.
Then another and another took up
the chorus. Uncle Guy chipped his
hands to his cars.
"I take the thanks and the hug
gings for granted," he cried. "Now
do be quiet for a minute, and let nic
speak. You haven't seen my finest
present yet, nor will you see it until
to-morrow. But one of you can
have it, but which one is the ques
tion. I don't ask which of you has
been the best child since I went
away, for of course you would all
answer at once. I am going to give
you a test.
"Here arc two dollars for each of
you, which you must spend to-morrow
during the day, as best pleases
you. The one who gives me niot
satisfaction in the manner of spend
ing it shall receive the wonderful
present. It's but a small sum, but
for my purpose it will do as well as
if I had given each of you fifty
The children went to bed that
night excited beyond measure.
What did Uncle Guy mean ? What
was the present? What were they
to do to get it? These questions
perplexed their poor little minds to
the verge of distraction and sleep
lessness. Would day never come?
But it came at last, and an early
breakfast, and then they all assemb
led, silent and curious, before their
"Why are yon all standing there
like dummies, and looking at me in
that inquiring manner?" he asked,
laughinir. "Take your hats and
cloaks, aud start out on your quest.
Don't go together. Separate, and
meet me in the parlor at two o'clock
to report. It will not take you long
to spend that small sum."
By two o'clock the children were
in the parlor, and Uncle Guy as
Judge in Ihc great arm-chair.
"Now, Ned, begin," he said.
"Well, Uncle, you see there's a
fellow at our school who wears
coarse, heavy shoes all the time, and
the boys calls him 'Red Russet,' from
the kind of shoes you know. His
father's awful mean. He's a carpen
ter, and makes a lot of money. Jim
begged aud begged him, almost on
his knees, to get him a nice pair of
shoes, for he hates to be called 'Red
Russet,' you know. Any fellow
would hate it. So as his father
wouldn't get the shoes, I spent my
two dollars on a pair for him."
"Hem! hem!" Uncle Guy's face
didn't look the unqualified approval
Edmund expected. "Did the red
russets keep out the cold and wet,
or were there holes in them?"
"Oh, I s'posc they were whole,
sir. That's the worst of those kind
of clumps, Jim saysthat they nev
er do wear out."
"So to encourage Jim's foolish
sensitiveness to ridicule, you gave
him your money. Well, I suppose
he was pleased and you satisfied."
"I should think so, Uncle," Ed
mund swelled with importance.
"He couldn't thank me enough, and
I tell you it makes a fellow feel first
rate to know that he's doing good."
"A questionable good, my boy,"
said his Uncle; "but I suppose it
will take you 6ome time to learn
the real meaning of the word 'char
ity.' Now, Herbert, what have you
been doing."
"I bought a beautiful prayer-book
Uncle, and sent it to Ella Stone. I
thought I couldn't buy a better
thing with my money, sir, and I was
sure you'd like me to get a good
book with it."
"Granted if Ella Stone had no
other prayer-book, and wanted one."
"Oh, she's got lots of prayer-books
and everything she wants!" chorused-the
children. "It's just because
Herbert likes her, and wanted to
give her something."
"Speak up, Master Herbert," said
his Uncle. "Did yon really and
truly give the book because you
thought it would do Ella Stone
good, or was it for your own grati
fication to make her a present?"
"Well, but it was a prayer-book,"
persisted Herbert, as if the very
name was enough to justify him in
having done the very best thing
with his money.
"It depends upon the motive with
which a prayer-book is given, and
the spirit in which it is received, to
make it of any more value than any
other book. But you were satisfied
my boy ?"
"Yes, sir." But the 'yes, sir,' was
not very assured, and Herbert sat
dolofuly turning over in his mind to
what better use he could have put
his money.
"As forme, Uncle," broke in Char
lie, impatiently, "I'll just tell what
did." There was a world of self
conceit thrown in that 'I.' "There's
a poor woman down Elfin Alley,
who hasn't overmuch to eat, hut she
told me the other day she was just
dying for a plum-pudding; so I
bought the materials aud took them
to her, and, oh, Uncle, you just
ought to have seen her face when
she said, 'God bless you for your
charity, young sir!"
Mr. Cunningham lnughcd aloud.
"Charity and pluni-pudding,Char-
lie! Well, my hoy, you'll find out
one of these days that hunger doesn't
need pudding-sauce. But to my
question are you satisfied?''
"Of course I am." Charlie had
turned very red at the laugh. "Are
not people always satisfied when
they make other people happy? I'm
sure that's what you're always tell
ing us."
"Cerlainly, my boy ; but I never
thought of that novel way of yours
through plum-pudding. Now, Em
ma ?"
"I've bought all kinds of things to
work with, Uncle worsteds, and
crochet-cotton, and everything. I'm
going to be so industrious that you'll
be glad to give me the work-box."
"You had no other way of getting
the worsted and cottons, Emma?"
asked her uncle.
"Oh, of course! Mamma and
pnpa would have been glad to iret
them, but I thought I couldn't spend
the money more usefully."
"To yourself, yes, Emma. But do
you think, my child, that the highest
degree of usefulness is providing
for ourselves things that are not of
absolute necessity? But I presume
you satisfied yourself?"
"Oh, yes, uncle, and you'll be de
lighted when you sec the beautiful
work I'm going to do."
"Now for little Ralph," said the
"I gave a whole dollar to a little
boy to buy a kile, Uncle; and I
bought cakes and candies for ail the
"And ate the greater part your
self," laughed his uncle. "I know
your propensities of old, Master
Ralph. But I suppose you liked it,
and are satisfied with the pleasure
yon got out of the two dollars."
"Yes, indeed," was the unhesitat
ing reply.
"And now for Amy. What's the
reason, my dear, that you, who
should have come forward next to
Edmund, should hold back. Have
you lost your money, that you sit
there so silent, and I verily believe
you've been crying. Lost it, eh ?"
"No, Uncle," she said, in a low
voice. "You see when you gave me
the money I knew just what I want
ed to do with it. The woman who
used to wash for us has been sick a
long time, and she's ycry poor. I
found out where she lived, and I
went there this morning.
"Oh, Uncle, such a sight! poor
Nanny sick in bed; no fire and no
wood to make any, and hardly any
bed-clothes. The two younger
children huddled up in bed with her
to keep warm, they said, aud the
eldest daughter at work, but look
ing so blue and thin! She told me
they hadn't had anything but some
bread the day before, and the baker
wouldn't trust her for any more.
"And Nanny hasn't had a doctor,
or medicine, or anything. They
wanted everything, and when I
looked down at my two dollars, oh,
Uncle, it was kind, I know, for you
to give it to me, but it seemed so
very little for all that misery!"
The tender heart of the child over
flowed at the recollection, and she
burst into tears. Her Uncle drew
her to him.
"But you gave the money to her?"
"Oh, yes, for food, for they were
half-starved, but, then, there's wood
and clothes, and medicine, aud, oh,
ever so many things to be got, and
I'm thinking all the time how it's to
be done." t
"Then my little Amy was not sat
isfied ?"
"Oh, uncle, I know its wicked and
ungrateful not to be pleased with
what I had to give, but I must tell
the truth. I wasn't satisfied ; I
wanted ten times as much as I had.
I would like to do something for all
the poor people in the world, and
I'm ashamed to think of all I have,
when there's so much suffering just
round me. I know you think I'm
mean and ungrateful to you, and I
do love you ever so much, but some
how I can't feel satisfied, and what
you gave mo only makes me want
more to give to the sick and poor."
Her uncle kissed the little tear
stained face.
"Just what I wanted," he said,
gravely. "Charity which is quite
staisficd with giving little is a very
small charity indeed. But when, in
giving to the poor everywhere, and
whatever we may have to give wo
would still willingly treble it if we
could, that, my dear children, is ai
very good test between true charity
and false. But I seo some of you
don't understand me; so I will only
say that in my opinion Amy deserves
the present.''
He rose, aud going to the window,
looked out. It was to have been
here by three o'clock," he said, "aud
here it is."
The children crowded around the
window to see a. beautiful black
pony led up to the house. There
was one universal shout of admira
tion. "What a beauty!" "What a splen
did bridle!" "See how ho carries
his head !"
Amy grew white with excitement
aud delight. Of all things iu the
wide world, a pony for her "very
own" was what she had most desir
ed. She tried to speak, but choked
in the attempt, and pressed her lips
to the kind hand which rested ou
her shoulder.
"I see what you wish to say, my
dear," said her uncle, "and just con
sider it said, will you? I did not
get a saddle, for of course I couldn't
guess if a boy or girl would own the
horse. But we'll have a nice little
lady's saddle on it, this evening,
and then, Amy, you and I will pay
a visit to poor Nanny. And, young !
folks, this will not be the last test I
shall impose upon you. I huve
other things to distribute. This lit
tle trial will teach you to think, andf
uisunguisu iu iiiuire ue.wccn a pass-!
ing io relieve uan.s wiuciij
are not real and a sincere desire Io
relieve those which are." ,
Amy, in ncr oengnt, count not
boar to see the dirappointcd faces of
seme of the children.
"You shall all ride my pony by
turns," she cried "every one of you,
and just as often as I do. It shall
belong to all of us. What shall I
call it, TT.ip")-9"
"Let it be 'Concord,' my dear," he
answered ; and Concord it was from
that day. Youth 's Companion.
RACv Xliouirlil".
If you would be strong conquer
He dines sumptuously who dines
out of debt.
No man can be free unless he gov
erns himself.
Children are the strongest pillars
of the temple of wedded love
The worst and most unendurable
of all our ills arc the imaginary
Study books to know how things
ought to be; study men to know
how things are.
To worship rightly is to love each
other; each smile a hymn, each
kindly deed a prayer.
Our happiness does not consist in
being without passions, but in hav
ing control of them.
Law 13 like prussicacid a danger
ous remedy, and the smallest dose
is generally sufficient.
A handsome woman pleases thc
eye, but a good woman pleases (he
heart. The one is a jewel, the other
a treasure.
If our eyes were open, we should
see that this oval globe is but an
egg; that what we call lime is but
the incubation of eternity.
Never retire at night without be
ing wiser than when you rose in the
morning, having learned something
useful during thc day.
The earth is a great factory wheel,
which, at every revolution on its
axis, receives fifty thousand raw
souls, aud turns ofT nearly the same
number worked up more or less
A good book and a good woman
are excellent things for those who
know how justly to appreciate their
value. There are men, however,
who judge of both from thc beauty
of the covering.
Never let a lie go to seed in your
souls. If you should happen to be I
tempted into telling a falsehood, let
it bo plucked out by a proper con
fession of your fault as quickly as
possible. Pluck it out aud cast it
from yon, fori assure you that of all
thc noxious weeds that find root in
the garden of thc soul, none go to
seed more quickly, or multiply more
rapidly, than doe? falsehood.
Concrete How to Ulake nad
3Je It.
Tho following excellent directions
for making concrete wnlls and floors,
will be found applicable to the
building seasons;
The advantages of this modo of
building walls are not sufficiently
known, for when fully understood
this wall must come into more gen
eral uie. In many parts of tho
country suitable stone is not to bo
had, aud, where alone is plenty, thla
mode of using it is fur preferable to
the ordinary way of building a wall.
The.couqrete, which would build a
wall aloue, may be used to cement
iiiiw l'ip iiiijii ii iiiiW
tho btone together, and thus save
D'he cement which occupies thVsbaco
. i i - ii it
oi the stone, in nmnv parts of the
j r - iii - c
country, small flat stones are thrown
out by the plow and need to be
gotten otr tho field. These will
work into tho concrete wall and
make an excellent job. They will
have a firm bearing npon each oth-c.-
and thus render the wall strong
before it sets hard. Care should bo
! takc" not to ,cl 8tone comc I,,ile io
uiu surince oi me wan, out cover
their edges with concrete. Con
crolc is more porous than sto.nejind
will not conduct heat and cold .like
stone. A concrete wall will show
no frost on the Inside iu winter, is
drier and cooler fu summer, and
warmer in winter than stoues, and,
therefore it is well not to let the
stone come within three -fourths
inch of the outside. You can use
any kind of cobble or irregular hard
stouc in this kind of wall, but it
may be built of clear sand, or sand
and gravel, the gravel being hrgo
or small, and stone may be mixed
with the sand aud gravel.
If there is moisture to come to the
wall, walcr-Iiiue must be used, and
it is well to carry two or three feet
above the ground with concrete.
The place should also he excavated
one or two feet beyond the propos
ed wall, eo as to leave an air-space
on the outside, giviiig the wall a
chance to dry and become hard. If,
in any case, you go into the slate
rock u.,jicIl h nhyay3 fm of seams
charged with moisture, you must
nol aII(nv JC C01Crc,e t0 bc buUt
agnilIst ,he rockj fof thc mohiwo ,
tIie rock . . . . ...
j ,ar wi cause t,1(J mS,k of 1me o
run out and leave an infinite num
ber of fine pores throng!. .hich
water will run ; but if no water h
allowed to come to it while dr3 ing,
it will be water and air-tight. It U
aloo well to have a drain cut lower
than the bottom of thc wall on the
outside to carry oil" any water that
might otherwise come against it,
which will render the basement dry.
If you have only sand to use, mix
five parts with one of lime water,
thoroughly, while dry, then wet
into a thin mortar aud use imme
diately. But if you nl?o have grav
el, make into thin mortar and use at
once. This will make a contrctc of
about nine to one. If vou also hnvn
I gtonCf, lo ,ar wi .. ., .
the boxes and cover with this mor
tar, and all the stone you put iu will
save so much inortarand make your
wall stronger while new. If you
use only sand and stone, then mix
the lime water five to one. lay thc
stone with it. The way U to put a
layer or an inch of mortar in thc
bottom and then a layer of stone,
then of mortar, and so on, letting
the mortar comc over the edge of
the stone.
If only a basement wall is built,
you may use water-lime for it all ;
or when you get fo far above the
ground that moisture will not affect
it, you may use quick-lime, which is
cheaper, and goes farther. If you
live near a lime kiln, it will bo
cheaper to get fine air-slaked lime
about thc kiln it will answer just
as well, if you estimate only the
fine lime and not thc small stones in
it. In mixing thi3 concrete, takc
ten of sand and one of lime, slaking
the lime thin before you mix in tho
sand; now mix iu ten or twelve
parts of gravel, fine and coarse, and
use this as a mortar to mike the
wall or lay thc stone. Mix .. all
well together, and then wheel iu a
barrow and shovel into thc wall
boxes. The sand and lime will fill
all the spaces between the gravel
and Ihc stone, if you have any stouc,
cementing all together. The quick
limo may bc mixed sometimes be
fore using, as the mortar is all tho
better for it; but it does not set so
quick as water-lime, and must have
more time between layers. But a
quick-lime concrete in more porou9,
and, consequently, drier in Summer
and warmer in Winter. The pro
portions will vary according to the
strength of the lime.
Make no hitslc to be rich, if you
would prosper. Small and steady
gains will give competency with
tranquility of mind.
Men are like words; when not
properly placed they lose their value.