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VOL. IX.-NO. 39.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 455.
U hi m li it s
B ii ti lira 1.
A. ft. r addock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Alvix Sauxpkks,U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Majoul, Ken- Peru.
tl. K. Valextixe, Hep., West Point.
Auuxus Nance. Governor, Lincoln.
S..T. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. Unrtlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C. J. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
S. It. Thompson, Supt. Public Inslruc.
II. C. Dawon, Warden of Penitentiary.
?IK ruld' I l'rison lectors.
Ir. .1. tt. Davis. Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewn, Supt. Insane Asylum.
8. Maxwell, Chlcl" Justice,
Krorgi 11. 1.akcJ A8b0cIatc Judpes.
Amasa C nbb. J
KOCKTII JUDICIAL DISTIUCT.
Ct. V. Po.t, Jiidjrc, York.
1. It. Ueesc, District Attorney, "Wahoo.
M. 11. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island.
VTm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Inland.
,i J. G. Ili-pins, County Jude.
John StauflVr. County Clerk.
V. Kuinnicr, Treasurer.
I'nitj. Spii-lman. Sheriff.
It. L. Rossiter, Surveyor.
"Win. Itloeilnrn j
John Walker, CountvCoinitiififclonerp.
John Wise. )
Dr. A. lleintz. Coroner.
H. I.. lttrr''tt, Supt. of School.
Charles Wake, Constable.
. A. Speice, Mayor.
John Si-liram, Clerk.
John J. Rickly, Martial.
J. W. Early, Trcisurer.
S. S. MeAlii-ter. Police Judge.
J.G. Routoou, Engineer.
1st Jl'ard J. E. North,
2d Jl'ard E. C. Kavnnatigh.
C. E. Mortfc.
3J II'arcZ-E. J. Raker.
Ii(iuttiiH I out Ofllce.
Open on Sunday trm II a.m. to 12 m.
and from -1:30 to C i i. lluine!
hours except Sunday 0 a m to $ P. ai.
astern mails cloe nt 11:2) a. M.
Weeteru mail close at 4:2ir.M.
Mail leave Columliu for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays Thursdays and
Saturdays. 7 A. M. "Arrives Moudays,
WciliiPhilay, and Fridays, : i m.
Fir Monroe," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday C a. M. Ar
rive, panic, 0 P.M.
For Summit. Ulysses and Crete. Mon
day and Thursdays, 7 A. M. Arrives
Wednesdays, and Saturda s, 7 P. 31.
For ItttUcvill'e, Osceola and York, Tues
days Thursdays and Saturdays 1 P.M.
Arrives t 12 si.
For Wclf, Farral and Rattle Creek,
Mondavs and Wednesdays, C a. m. Ar
rnc Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 p. M.
For Shell Creek, Nebo, Crcston and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays 6 P. 31.
For Daid Citv, Tuesdays Thursdays
and Saturdays, 1 P. m Arrires t 12
1. 1. Time Table.
Emigrant, No. C, leaves at ... (5:25 a.m.
Passens'r, 4, " "... ll:a. in.
Froicht, " S, " "... 2:15 p. m.
Ireipht, "10, ".... 4:30 a.m.
Freisht, No. 5, leaves at . . . 2:00 p. m.
Passen'r, " 3, " "... 4:27 p.m.
Freiphl. " !, ' "... 0:00 p.m.
Emigrant. " 7. " "... 1:30 a.m.
Everv dav except Saturday the three
line leading to Chicago connect with
I" P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
thero will be but one train a day, as
Miown bv the following schedule:
(C.vN. W. ) 7th
Sept ... KC, R.AQ. V 14th
' ('., R. I. & P.i 21st
4iu anu -.-ui.
rth and 20th.
Get . . . -C, R. l.&P.V 12th
h x- s. i i!th
(C. It. 1. & P.I 2d and 23d.
Xov . . . -N. W. V !Uh and 30th.
(C, It. & Q. ) 10th
u, ii. & . ) .in:
Dec . . -C., K. I.& P.V 14th
(C. & N. W. J 21st
7th aud 28th.
Farm for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
acres of excellent farm land in Hut
Ier Countv, near Patron I. about
cqui-diMaiit from three County Scats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
CO acres under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees maple, cottonwood, vc: good
frame house, granary, stable, shed?. &c.
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 .Toukxal
office, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. 403
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
po by (.topping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 25 cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at tho house of the undersigned
at the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL,
i mile cast of Gcrrard's Corral.
ftirr9rVs not easily earned in these
S times, but it can be made
vi I I I in three months by anyone
of either sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
tcadilr at the employment that we
furnish. ?GG per week in your own
towa. You need not be away from
home over night. You can cive your
whole time to' the work, or only your
spare moments. Wc 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
o easily and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It co?ts nothing to try the busi
ness. Terras and $5 Outfit free. Address
at once. II. H u.LTT & Co., Portland,
Ucan make money faster at work for
us than at anything else. Capital not
required; we will start you. f 12 per
day at home made by the indus
trious." Men. women, boys and girls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
is the time. Costly outfit and terms free
Address Trce A; Co., Augusta, 3Iaine
h?l a week in
W)UUif you w
vour own town. ?o
free. No risk. Reader
want a business at
which persons of either sex
an make great pay all the time they
work, write for particulars to H. Hal
lett & Co Portland, Mains.
ir. j. s. McAllister,
SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN
tist. Office on 12th St., three doors
east of Schilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 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. . OX.AJBK,
Mill-Wrii aii Ei,
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
SSTFor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY
SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALS, Rlackwell's Ixland, N.Y.
Office on 1 1th St., next to the JouitXAL.
Mileage 50 cts. Medicines furnished.
n.l. renair watches and clocks In
'V the. best manner, and cheaper than
it ran be done in any other town. Work-
left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th
treet, one door cast of I. Oluck's, store,
r with Mr. Weiscnlluh at Jackon. will
be promptly attended to. 415.
XKLSOX 3IILLETT. BVKOX SIILI.ETT,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. Itlll'LETT & SOIV,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 24S.
TWO doors cast or D. Ryan's Hotel
on 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a flrst
class bar. 41 Ux
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
S,llII,E Eo:'IE.S wild or broke,
at the Corral of
420 GERHARD & ZE1GLER.
D0LAND & SMITH,
Wholesale and Retail,
VTEBRASKA AVE., opposite City
1 Hall, Columbus, Nebr. JSTLow
prices aud fine goods. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN IIUBER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at O.i'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watorvillc, and to Al
I ion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers ir orders arc
left at the post-oflicc. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBSL, Frop'a.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh lish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. ESTRemcmber the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
UlctrlckV Jlent Market.
WnsLlnRton Atc, ncarljr opposite Court Hnns.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cash.
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " 8c.
Boil, ' 6c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 2(57.
U. S. EXAJIUfirVG SURGEON,
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. in. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wvomins and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Ncbr. 433-tf
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doors West of StUIman's Drag Starr.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. X3T PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try my work.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
rcadv-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
Tuihctcs Ati. cpjcii'.i Cart Hcui, Critrta, Krt
F. W. OTT3
All kinds of
Booki, SUttonerr, Candr and agar.
ONE DOOU NORTH OF TOST -OFFICE.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Storeon Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
Ir. E. L. SIGGINS,
Physician and Surgpon.
at all hours
J J. BYRNE,
83T OJJice: Eleventh St., one door east
of Journal building, up.stairs.
TTEXBY G. CAREW,
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
adjoininz counties. Collections made.
Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Francais. 4I8-tf
COLUMBUS BFM YAED,
(One milo west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Tropr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
ATways on Ilnnd. in
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
13th Street, eppcslte Peit-cSee.
Men's and boys' suits made in the
latest style, and good tits guaranteed, at
very low prices. Men's Miits JG.00 to
$0.00, according to the goods and work.
Boys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to
3STCLKANING AND REPAIRING PONE.-g
Ilring on your soiled clothing. A
whole suit renovated and' made to ap
pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y
Blacksmith and Wagon Uak
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Iluggies, Ac, &c;
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352
J. O. ELLIOTT,
AGENT FOR THE
STOVER WIND MILL
$20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pumps
Challenge Wind and Feed If ills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Malt Mills, Horse Poicers,
Com Shelters and
Pnmps Repaired on Short Notice,
Farmers, come and examine our mill.
You will find one erected on the premises
of the Hammond House, in good running
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
"Wholcsald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
tST-Kentucky WTiiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN OR DISH,
Utk Street, Somtk of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 397
THE ADVOCATE'S RIGHT BOWER.
It may be asked what we mean
by putting a 'right bower' iu 6uch
It was Judge Lurlington'a own
Haifa dozen young lawyers, fresh
from their studies, and just admit
ted to the bar, were listening to his
advise. The old jurist had a bottle
of wine at his elbow, and was in a
'Young men,' he 6aid,' whatever
may be your strait, never take a
case before a jury or before any
court, unless you have your right
bower for a head.'
If the reader surmises from this
that the old judge was fond of eu
chre, he will not have surmised a-
The young men looked at him in
quiringly. I mean,' he added, that you shall
never advocate a cause into the
work of which you cannot enter
with a clear conscience. You shall
never accept a client whose cause
you do uot believe to be just.
'Can that rule be always adhered
to?' asked one of the listener.
'It can,' answered Lurlington em
phatically. It is a lawyer's firm
rock of foundation, and the only 6urc
poiut of departure to the respect and
confidence of his fellows.'
'Have you always followed that
'I was never templed from it but
once,' he replied. I will tell you the
6tory, if you would like to hear it.'
Of course they would liko to ; and
having laid aside his pipe, the old
'One day I was wailed upon by a
man who gave his name as Laban
Sarfurt. He was of middle age, well
dressed and at first sight appeared
to be a gentleman; but the illusion
was dispelled when approaching
business. He was hard and unfeel
ing and naturally a villain. Success
in speculation had saved him from
being a thief or a highwayman. I
heard of him as a heavy dealer in
the up-river land. He asked mo if
I was willing to undertake a job
which would call me to Shirctou. I
told him I was open to anything
legitimate which would pay.'
'Mr. Lurlington,' said he, tapping
me with coarse familiarity upon the
arm, I want to secure your services.
You must not be engaged on the
'I told him if he would explain
the case I might be better able to
give him an answer.' He bit on en
ormous quid of tobacco from a black
plug, and, having got it into shape
between his jaws, he went on with
'The case was one of ejectment.
An elderly man named Philip Ac
ton, had died, leaving a valuable
estate. There was nearly a thous
and acres of land, with opportuni
ties for developing immense water
power, and ere many years that land
would be worth more than a million
dollars. At present upon the estate,
and claiming it as a son of the de
ceased, was a man calling himself
'But,' said Sarfurt, 'he is not a
legitimate child at all. His mother
was Betsy Potwood, at one time a
girl iu Acton's employ. Acton I
know was never married. He bro't
the boy up and educated him, and
now the fellow thinks he will step
into his protector's shoes. I can
prove that I am the only living re
lative of Philip Acton. He was my
uncle my mother's brother and to
a lawyer as smart as you, there
can be no difficulty in proving my
title. I can bring the witness to
'He told me he would give me five
hundred dollars if I would under
take the case, and an additional
thousand if I gained. This was a
big fee far more than I had then
made in all my pleading. It was
tempting. And yet I saw that it
was not yet perfectly clear not en
tirely honest. The probability was
that this "William Acton was Philip's
child ; and it was not impossible
that Philip had married Betsy Tot
wood. It struck me that Laban
Sarfurt was a villain, and that he
fancied he had young Acton so far
in his power that he could eject him
from the title. But what had I par
ticularly to do with that? If I ac
cepted a client, I must serve him. I
had no business but to serve his in
terest. I finally told Mr. Sarfurt
that I would think the matter over,
I should probably have business in
Sbireton during the session of the
court, aud I would call on him there
and examine more carefully. I
could not take his retainer until I
had further light.
'But,' 6ays he, 'will you promise
not to take up the other side?'
'I told him I would do nothing
without fnrlhcr consultation with
'Because he added, 'if yon are for
inc I am sure to win. Acton can't
find a lawyer that can hold a candle
to you. I know them all.'
'No matter whether I believed
him or not I did not feci flattered.
'Two weeks later I received a let
ter from Sarfurt, promising me five
thousand dollars if I won.
'The five thousand dollars is a
strong argument. Was not law
really a gume of chance, in which
the strongest hand aud longest purse
must win? I told myself yes. Yes
and I sat down and wrote a reply
saying that I would take the case.
But I did uot mail it at once. That
night I put it under my pillow, and
slept over it ; aud on the following
morning I threw it into the fire. I
would not make up my mind until
I had seen other parties until I had
been ou the grounds. And I wrote
to Laban Sarfurt to wait.'
'Two weeks later I harnessed my
horse to the wagon, and with my
wife and child, started for Shireton.
1 had been married two years and
our little babe, a girl, was a year old,
our pride, our pet, and our darling.
Shireton was a distance of about
thirty miles. "We had been having
raiuy weather for a week or so and
it was now cleared off" bright and
beautiful. "We stopped aud took
dinner at a wayside inn, four miles
beyond which was a 6 1 ream which
must be forded. The iunkceper
told me that the stream was some
what swollen from the late rains,
but that if my horse was trusty there
would be no danger.
'Arrived at the stream the "Wam
patuck river I found the water in
deed risen, and the current strong,
but I saw that others had recently
gone over, and I resolved to venture.
I knew my horse and had faith iu
him. My wife was anxious, but she
trusted my judgment. A third of
the way across the water was over
the hub of the wheels. A little more
and it would have reached the body
of tho wagon. I began to be alarm
ed ; I feared I had left the true
track. Presently my horse stumb
led and staggered, having evidently
stepped upon a moving stone. The
wagon swayed and tipped, and the
flood poured iu upon us. My wife
slipped, and iu a moment more we
were in the water. With one hand
I grasped the harness upon the
horse, and with the other I held my
wife. I was thus struggling when a
wild cry from her lips startled the
air. Our child was washed away.
'Oh, my soul !' I cannot tell you
what I suffered during those mo
ments. I could not help our dar
ling. If I left my wife she was lost.
I clung to the horse and clung to
my shrieking wife shrieking to
God for mercy for her child. The
horse wa9 struggling for the shore.
In the distance upon the bosom of
the surging flood I could see our
little one, her white dress gleaming
in the sun, being borne swiftly away.
A moment more and I saw a man
plunge from the bank into the river.
I saw this much and then an inter
vening point of land shut out the
scene. The horse was now rapidly
nearing the shore, and ere long my
wife and I were upon dry land, with
the horse and wagon. As soon as I
was sure my wife was safe I left her
to care for the horse while I posted
ofl down the river bank in quest of
the swimmer and the child.
'You may well understand that
all this time I was frantic. I was a
machine being operated upon by a
surging and agonizing emotion.
How long or how far I wandered I
do not know, but nt length I met a
man, wet and dripping with my
darling in his arms my darling safe
and sound. He said that he had
caught the child within a few rods
of the fall, and that in landing he
had cleared the fatal abyss by not
more than two yards. He was a
young man not more than twenty
five handsome aud stalwart. He
said he had seen my wagon tip, and
was coming to my assistance when
he saw the child washed away. I
threw my life into the balance, said
he with a gentle smile, 'and thank
God I both the lives were saved !'
'I asked him how I should ever
repay him. He stopped mo with an
'If you talk of more pay than I
have already received,' he said, 'It
can rob me of the only solid reward
I can claim, mercy! if saving the
life of such a cherub is not enough of
reward in itself, then hard is the
heart that can crave more.' And
with moistened eyes he told me that
he had a child of his own at home
an only child of nearly the same
'I asked him if he would tell me
his name. "With a smile, he an
swered that his name did not matter
he was not sure that ho had a
name. I then asked him if he knew
me. He nodded, and said he tho't
I might be Mr. Lurlington, of
"Waldbridge. "When I tdld him that
he was correct he 6aid that I must
excuse him. He was wet and must
hurry home. And with that he
turned away. I was too deeply
moved to stop him, and when he
had disappeared I started to rejoin
my wife with a dawning impression
that the man might be slightly de
ranged. But my darling was safe
tier broad fleecy cloak had floated
out aud kept her head above water
and I went on my way rejoicing,
resolved that the preserver of my
child should uot be forgotten.
'I will not tell you of the emotion
of my wife when she held her child
once more iu her arms. "We reach
ed Shireton before night and found
quarters at a comfortable taveru.
'On the following day Laban Sar
furt called upon me and was about
to spread his evidence for my in
spection, when I interrupted him.
I told him I could not accept his
confidence until I had made up my
mind to take his case in hand.
Something seemed to whisper that
there was danger ahead. I did not
feel comfortable iu that man's pres
ence. I felt as though he was try
ing to buy me. The court would sit
in four days. I told him I would
give him a final answer in two days
'That evening I made a confidant
of my wife, and asked her what I
should do. 'If I take tho case,' I
said, 'I am sure of five thousand
dollars.' She bade me do what was
right. 'God has been very kind to
us,' she said. 'Let us look to him
for our guidance.'
'After this I called on the clergy
man of the place, whose son had
been my classmate in college, and
whom I had once before visited.
He received mo heartily, and by
and by I asked him about 'William
Acton. The result of all he told
may be summed up iu his closing
sentence. Said he:
'I am sure "William Acton was
Philip Acton's child in fact, I know
it aud I think the father and moth
er were married. Betsey died very
soon after her child was born, and
we know that Philip always treated
the boy as a legitimate child; aud
that he loved him as such I can con
'On the following morning after
breakfast, as I sat by the window in
the bar-room I saw, coming up the
street, the man who had saved my
child. He was walking slowly like
one iu trouble. I pointed him out
to my best aud asked him who
'That is, "William Acton. Perhaps
you have heard of the trouble he is
likely to have with Laban Sarfurt.
'I said I bad heard.
'I hope he may come out all right,
the host added ; but I am fear
ful. He has got a hard and heart
less customer to deal with.
'I shut my mouth and held my
peace until Laban Sarfurt called for
his answer. I said to him :
'Mr. Sarfurt, I have been consid
ering all this time whether I could
undertake your case with a clear
conscience whether I should be
helping the side of justice and right
in helping you. I had concluded
not to do so before I had seen "Wil
liam Acton, to know him by name.
I now know him for a man who
nobly risked his own life to save the
life of my child. For that deed I
will reward him if I can. I have as
yet accepted not one of your private
disclosures, I have gained from you
nothing which you could wish to
keep from the public. I can not
take your case, but I tell you frank
ly, that, if you prosecute, I will de
fend "William Acton.'
'I did not mind Sarfurt's wrath.
He raved, and swore, and stamped,
and then he went off and engaged
two lawyers from Herkimer to take
his case. I called upon Acton and
told him I would defend him if he
accepted my service as I had accept
ed his. He took my band and
'I have made a great many pleas
iu my life, but I think I never made
a better ouc thau I made to that
jury on that occasion. They were
out not over five minutes. By their
verdict "William Acton was the law
ful possessor of tho estate his father
'From that day I never hesitated
to refuse a case to which I could not
give my heart. Such a stand on the
part of a lawyer becomes known,
and the public feels it; and what
the public- feels juries are bound to
'Concerning "William Acton I will
only add that he became my bosom
friend. He always felt that he owed
his valuable property to me ; and I
knew that I not only owed the life
of my child to him, but that to him
I was indebted for the home that
was mine for 30 years. Ho was very
delicate In the gift of that piece of
property. He deeded it to my wife.
The husband of my oldest daughter
is bis oldest 60B.'
The Capitol Qnewtloa.
The Capital question, as we learn
from Hon. James Gibson has become
a live question iu the legislature and
will be acted upon the present ses
sion. The bill appropriating $100,
000 to build a wing of a new Capit
ol, which involves a levy of a one
mill tax is now iu the hands of a
House Committee, and a report up
on it will soon be iu order. The
question, then, must be met, and
perhaps it Is well that it should be
met by either appropriating money
to build a new capitol by gradual
approaches at Lincoln, or by sub
mitting the question of location to
a vote of the people the present
year. "We havo been silent upon
the subject 60 far, because we have
been at a Iors to know exactly what
was best under the circumstances.
After reading the Governor's Mes
sage, which was an indirect appeal
to the legislature for an appropria
tion to build a new capitol, we con
cluded from what we kuew before
of the tumble-down concern at Lin
coln that action would be compelled
out of a decent regard to the lives
of the "assembled wisdom." But
the safety argument is probably not
tenable. The building is said to be
safe enough, but it is inadequate.
There is need of a new building for
the proper custody of the public
records and property, and such a
building must be built in a short
time at the longest.
From these premises wc argue
that the legislature docs well to dis
cuss the subject, but there should
not be too much baste in action.
Columbus is our preferred location
for the permanent capitol, on ac
count of its central and accessible
location, but as matters stand it may
be wise aud better to let Lincoln
remain the Capitol City until a fu
ture time. We confess to no very
decided views upon the subject of
location. What we object to is the
taxation and the danger of a large
and needless expenditure aud waste
of the people's money. As the
Blair Times says, once upon this
capitol business and there is no tell
ing where it will end. If things'werc
well enough as tbey are, we should
favor letting it be ; we propose to
merely moot the question, without
deciding upon what should be done
until wc can see more of its merits
and know more of the situation.
Not supposing that our views will
control any result, we still desire
to be right about it, and wc should
be glad to hear from our people on
a question that is of very great im
portance to us all. Omaha Herald.
An Alarming: Evil.
The Heading Times and Dispatch
states that Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
in a lecture at Lebanon, on Saturday
evening last, discantcd with more
thau ordinary emphasis upon the
almost complete surrender of the
average woman to showy dressing
which has come to be regarded as
ouc of the most alarming of the so
cial evils of the present day. Econ
omists have been vainly striving to
arrest the progress of this voluntary
slavery by decrying it, and pointing
out the bad results that must inev
itably follow when a love for dress
is carried to extremes. Where it
will end there is no telling, but it is
certain that it is producing a race
which considers external adornment
and the gratification of every pleas
ure of vastly more importance than
the cultivation of the intellect or the
advancement of the arts aud man
ufactures. It should be the duty of
every sensible mother to foster the
opposite of this peruicious fashion.
The remedy for this evil is in their
hands, and unless they interest them
selves men may preach in vain.
One of the first subjects that
should engage the attention of the
next Legislature, is the matter of
providing for revenue for road pur
poses, and as no sstisfactory enact
ment for this purpose can be framed,
under the Constitution, petitions
should be circulated and presented,
praying the legislature to frame an
amendment to the Constitution
and submit it to a vote of the people.
When a new Road Law is framed,
it should be made impartial in its
application. Not real estate alone,
but all taxable property should be
taxed for road purposes. Good
roads are as much a necessity for
the banker, grain buyer and mer
chant as to the farmer, and there is
no justice of saddling the entire
burden of keeping the public high
ways in repair upon tho real estate.
Butler Co. liepublican.
"I say, Pat," said a philosopher,
"can you be doing two things at the
same time?" "Can't I?" answered
Pat; "I'll be doing that any day!"
"now?" asked the philosopher.
"Why," replied Pat, "I'll be sleep
ing and draining, too, at the same
time, don't yon see ?"
"low She Read Iler HHnbandV
A middle aged woman had a let--ter
handed her at the general deliv
ery in the post-office, tho o"lher day,
and she sat down on a window-sill
to read it. Her iutercstwas intense
from the start, aud she spoke up and
"He calls me his little darling I
That's good I"
After reading a fow more lines
"And he misses my society so
Halfway down the page she spoko
"And he calls me his sunbeam
his guardian angel I"
She climbed up on the sill a little'
further, turned the letter over, and
"And he's lost thrco pounds of
flesh worrying about my health I
He's just a dear, loving old darling
that's what he is !"
She reached the top of the fourth
page aud exclaimed :
"What ! Going east, eh r
Further down she growled :
"And he met that red-headed
widow Ivcrnslmw on the cars, eh?
I'll sec about that. He probably
didu't tell her he was married."
She got down to the "P. S," glan
ced over a couple of Hues, and then
yelled right out:
"Not coming home until next
week! Trains not running I Great
press of business! 111 see whether
he isn't coining. Boy! Where's
the telegraph office?"
And she ran across the street and
sent her husband a dispatch that
made the operator's hair stand up
as he received and read it.
Eqnul to the Occasion.
Braggarts are generally easy to be
scared. A French shoe-maker, fond
of boasting that nothing could
frighten him, proved an exception
to the rule. Two young fellows re
solved to put him to the test, so one
bhammed dead, and the other pre
vailed upon the shoe-maker to watch
the body through the night. Being
bus', he took his tools with him
and worked beside the corpse.
About midnight a cup of black
coffee was brought to him to keep
him awake, and he was so exhiliar
ated by the draught that he struck
up a merry song, still plying his
hammer vigorously. Suddenly the
would-be-corpse arose aud said, in
sepulchral tones, "When a man is in
the presence of death he should not
sing." The shoe-maker was start
led, but recovering his self-possession
in a moment, dealt the corpse a
blow on the head with his hammer
as he uttered : "When a man is dead
he should not speak."
Scisaps. The best education ono
can obtain is the education Expe
rience gives. In passing through
life, learn everything you can. It
will all come in play. Don't bo
frightened away from any pursuit
because you have only a little timo
to devote to it. If yon can't havo
anything more, a smatteriug is in
finitely better than nothing. Even
a slight knowledge of the arts, sci
ences, and the languages, opens up
a whole world of thought. A little
systematic endeavor one hour, or
even half-an-hour, every day and
a man may be considered learned
before he dies. Learn thoroughly
what you learn, be it ever so little,
aud you may speak of it with confi
dence. A few clearly defined facts
and ideas are worth a whole library
of uncertain knowledge.
It is, indeed, gratifying to note
that the press generally is awaken
ing to the necessity, as a matter of
public convenience, of rc-issuo of
fractional currency. Our system of
exchanges through the mails, has
assumed such proportions, that a
medium other than coin, is essential
for remittances. ' Postage stamps
are abominable, and many publish
ers and merchants absolutely refuse
to receive them on any account;
silver is too heavy and too risky for
transmission in letters, hence for
small uses, the people should again
be given fractional currency. Pub
lic opinion prevents the Secretary
of the Treasury from retiring the
one and two dollar bills. Congress
should atonce restore the still small
er denominations. Scientific Rec
ord. It is better not to ask too many
questions abont the future. A cu
rious husband that Is a husband
who wa9 too curious asked his
wife: "My dear, what kind of a
stone do you think they will givo
me when I am gone?" She answer
ed coolly, "Brimstone, John !"
A Kentucky editor says a neigh
bor of his is so lazy that when bo
works in the garden be moves about
so slowly that the shade of his
broad-brimmed bat kills the plants.
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