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THE FARMER'S STRATEGY.
Farmer Evans walked around bia
wood-pile and surveyed its dimin
ished proportions with a considera
ble lowering of his shaggy eyebrows.
"Somebody's helping themselves,"
he.thought. "I must set my wits to
work to discover tho offender."
He sat down on a log, rested his
elbows on his knees, and after
scratching his head awhile by way
of brightening his ideas, he settled
his head in the palm of his hands
and meditated. His cogitations
roust have been satisfactory, for he
rose by and by with a queer smile
ovcrtpreading his weather- beaten
face, and walked into the house
chuckling, 'Til do it; that'll let the
cat out of the bag!"
lie found Harry Bailey, a young,
likcly-lookiug farmer, in the kitchen
with his daughter.
"That young fellow is courting
Jennie, sure enough!" thought the
old gentleman, as he discreetly pass
ed into the sitting room. "Well,
he's as likely to make her a good
husbaud as any one. If she likes
him, I shan't object."
And ho fell into a fit of musing
over the memory of the gentle wife
who had been lying under the flow
ers 6iucc Jennie's birth.
Meanwhile, iu the kitchen, Jennie
was tripping about, engaged in some
household work, and Harry was
watching herwiih love-lit eyes, and
could uot make up his mind to tell
her he loved her.
The Rev. Mr. "Walker, of the or
thodox church, in Belton, had pre
pared a discourse for his sinful
congregation upon tho subject of
endless punishment. Tho parable
of the rich man and Lazarus was
his basis, and ho hurled the anathe
mas of wrath at the black sheep of
the flock as though he were an aveng
ing angel, and many members of his
congregation felt guilty terrors.
Little Tim Bates shivered in his
Ehoc6,aud thought of the pic he had
taken the night before, and then
told his mother a lie, and debated
whether ho 6hould confess, or run
the risk of the punishment fulmin
ated bv the parson. But he did not
scttlo the matter that time, for the
minister was suddenly brought to a
full 6top iu the midst of his dis
course, aud the congregation was
electrified by a tremendous crash
and report in their very midst, as if
the very heavens' and earth had
.barmer Evans arose to his feet
simultaneously with his daughter
and the rest of the congregation,
and poor little Tim was not sure
for the moment that his future had
not already begun. The cause of
the noiso was found to be an explo
sion in the stove, through the infer
nal ageucy known as gunpowder.
How it came there was a mystery
to all except Farmer Evans. Harry
Bailey, who made the fires and
found the wood for a stated sura,
came forward and explained, with a
white face, that the thing was un
known to him.
The farmer walked home think
ing, "Bad, bad I I'm very sorry that
he's of that sort; I never suspected
him, of all others; aud Jennie likes
The farmer's first impulse was to
nip in the bud the acquaintance be
tween Jennie and young Bailey;
but his natural kindly feeling ulti
mately prevailed over his anger, and
on his next meeting with the delin
quent he abruptly addressed him:
"You are courting my daughter?"
Harry Bailoy admitted the fact
"Aud you make the fires for the
Orthodox church?" contiuued the
"And you furnish the wood?"
"Yes," said the young man, grow
ing red and white by turns.
'Terhaps you would like to have
tho mysterious explosion iu church
la6t Sunday explained ? I knew my
wood-pile was going somewhere,
and put a small charge of powder in
the sticks. I need not say that I
was surprised to find you were the
thief, aud you dared to come court
ing my daughter!"
xiarry quailed before the stern,
clear glance of the old man.
"I know I'm too mean to live,
much less to love her," ho broke
out, "I don't expect you to overlook
it I I had a hard year on the
farm ; you kuow what losses I met.
I meant to pay it back again, but I
don't expect you to believe me. One
thing I beg don't tell her anything
about it ; I couldn't bear to have her
think so badly of me."
The old man regarded the asham
ed, repentant face with pity.
"Look here, Harry," he said : "I'll
forgive you, and will not mention
it to a soul if you'll look me in the
face and promise solemnly to be
Btrictly honest from thi6 time forth."
Bailey caught hi6 hand gratefully,
aud he felt his reward begin as he
aw tho shadow of a new hope
dawning on the troubled face. "I
solemnly promise," he said, never
again to touch a penny's worth that
is not lawfully my own."
"At the end of the year you can
have Jennie if you want her, aud
we'll unite the farms."
With an overflowing heart Harry
stammered his thank6, and the far
mer never regretted that he had
given him a chance to redeem his
The reason why so many wives
fade is because thev won't wash.
Cattle Ij Ihr is tke Cora-Fields
Weed of Water or Sue-
T. A. C. Writes from Fort Dodge,
Iowa, that thousands of dollars
worth of cattle have died within a
radius of a few miles after they
were turned into the stalk-fields.
Not one has recovered after seizure.
Some blame the smutty corn, others
the dry leaves aud husks, and still
others the infrequent watering. The
fatality may be very justly charged
on all these causes above-mentioned.
The injurious tendency of smut is
bufhcicntly attested by the yearly
recurrence of losses when it is large
ly fed without a due admixture of
other food that may act as a correc
tive, and more particularly if the
supply of water is restricted. If
fed along with succulent or aqueous
food, as pumpkins, turnips, apples,
potatoes, beets, etc., it may be given
to an extraordinary extent without
apparent injury, aud if there is even
an unrestricted and ever-present
supply of good water cattle will
feed on corn-stalks alone, contain
ing a great amount of smut, without
suflering evil effects. If the stock
are turned into tho cornfields early
iu the Autumn, aud before the su
pervention of severe frosts, they
usually thrive ou the fodder. It is
only later, when the streams aud
pools are frozen over, so that the
stock must seek another and more
distant supply, or wait over whole
days, it may be, until their custo
dians find time to break the ice,
that this fatality makes its appear
ance. No ruminating animal can bring
up the cud unless it has a sufficien
cy of liquid iu its paunch. If there
fore cattle or sheep arc deprived of
water, and fed ou dry food they are
subjected to a process of semi-starvation,
no matter how abundant tho
supply. What is even worse, the
hard, dry food, accumulating in the
pauuch and manifolds, becomes bak
ed into Hard, solid masses, compar
atively impervious to water, and
which is broken down slowty if at
all when fluids are again supplied.
As these dry masses accumulate the
stomach becomes over-distended,
torpid, and finally completely par
alyzed, and the animal slowly sinks
in a condition of duluess and stupor
or perishes iu a few hours in a state
of violent delirium. This result is,
of course, largely favored by the
dry leaves and husks, but above all
by tho smut, which has a special
action on the nerve-centres, and
thereby hasteus the paralysis of the
Like all rapidly fatal disorders
this is best met by jwevcntioe meas
ures, and these consist essentially in
a full supply of water easily accessi
ble at all hours and every day, with
or without a supply of succulent
roots or fruits. In Professor Gam
gee's experiments on 6mut, he fouud
that the cow which took the smut
wet made flesh rapidly, while that
which ate it dry lost condition aud
weight. So it is with the closely
allied ergot of grains; when eaten
largely in bread aud without veget
ables this causes dry gangrene in
mau; wheu eaten continuously in
hay by cattle it induces dry gan
grene, abortion, etc., but when mix
ed with potatoes or eaten alternate
ly with sufficiently succulent roots,
it proves inoculous. Treatment is
unsatisfactory because of the rapid
course of the disease in many cases,
but it would consist iu efforts to
ujjuu iiiu uoweis oy saline purga
tives, injections aud nerve stimu
lants, as follows :
For a full-grown ox, pounds
Epsom salts, A pouud of common
table salt, and 10 ounces ground
ginger may bo given in four quarts
warm water, aud an unrestricted
supply of water with the chill off
should be allowed. If it can be
availed of, 2 grains of strychuine
aud a" few drops of vinegar, dissolv
ed in a drachm of distilled water,
should be thrown under the skiu by
means of a hypodermic syringe. If
not, Jo drachm of uux vomica may
be added to the physic. Copious
injections of warm water may be
thrown into the rectum at intervals
of an hour; cold or water a bag of
ice may be applied to the head should
Mupor or delirium come on with
extra heat about the roots of the
ears and horns, and finally a blister
of mustard and turpentine may be
applied to the region of the last ribs
on the right 6ide, in case the brain
symptoms are extreme.
Even if the bowels respond freely
to the purgative it will be needful
to feed for a few days on a soft,
watery or succulent diet, to give
free access to plenty of water, and
to give half a pound of Epsom 6alts
every other day for a week. In this
way the accumulated aud baked
masses may be broken up and noth
ing will be left to clog and irritate
the stomach and form the nucleus
of a future impaction. Prof. Jas.
Laxc, Cornell University, in New
A young man who gets a subor
dinate situation sometimes thinks it
not necessary for him to give it
much attention. lie will wait until
he gcfi a place of responsibility, and
then he will show people what he
can do. This is a very great mis
take. Whatever his situation may
be, he should master it iu all its
details, and perform all its duties
A man is not always upright "who
has been brought up right.
floa. A. H. Paddock, of Nebras
ka. Senator Paddock's many personal
friends will recognize him in the
following pen-picture by Col. In
gersoll in the Jiepublic. Ed. Jour
nal. This gentleman is a first-rate rep
resentative man of the great West.
He is independent, outspoken to the
degree of bluffnese, despising all
dillctauteism, but withal a man of
thorough intellectual culture aud of
great vigor and "drive" in practical
affairs. He has had large political
experience, haying been prominent
iu the affairs of Nebraska ever since
the Bepublican party came into
power in 1861, and of course long
before Nebraska became a State.
He look his seat in the Senate March
4, 1875, as tho successor of that very
singular and remarkable man,Thom
as W. Tipton. He is a good foren
sic orator and a very much better
debater iu what we call a "running
fight" in the Senate than the aver
age. With respect to the great and
varied interests and wants of the
west, Senator Paddock is oue of the
best informed men in the country,
and on all questions in which these
are involved, his judgment invaria
bly receives the respectful consid
eration if not the assent of the
Mr. Paddock is of medium height,
but stout. His hair and full beard
are of light brown color, slightly
mixed with gray, his eyes good
specimens of "tho Saxon blue." He
is a jolly companion on a railway
journey a hard test of conversa
tional capacity and an excellent
talker generally, being always spicy,
entertaining aud original.
Precepts from Confuclns.
Be severe to yourself and indulg
gcut to others; you thus avoid all
The wise man thus makes equity
and justice the basis of all his con
duct; the right forms the rule of his
behavior; deference and modesty
mark his exterior; sincerity nud
fidelity serve him for accomplish
ment. Love virtue, and the people will
be virtuous; the virtuo of a great
man is like the wind ; the virtue of
the humble is like the gras3; when
the wind passes over it the grass
inclines its head.
Children should practice filial piety
at home, and paternal deference
abroad ; they should be attentive in
their actions, sincere aud true in
their words, loving all with the
whole force of their affection. -
Return equity aud justice for evil
done to you, aud pay goodness by
Without tuevirtuo of uumihty,onc
cau neither be honest in poverty nor
contented in abundance.
Real virtue consists in integrity
of heart and loving your neighbor
What I desire that others whould
not do for me, I equally desire not
to do to them.
Think not of the faults committed
in the past, when oue has reformed
Boys and young men sometimes
start out in life with the idea that
one's success depends on sharpness
chicanery. They imagine if a mau
is able to get the best of a bargain,
no matter by what deceit and mean
ness he carries his point, that his
prosperity is assured. This is a
great mistake. Enduring prosperity
can not be founded on cunning and
dishonesty. The tricky and deceit
ful man is sure to fall a victim,
sooner or later, to the influences
which are forever working against
him. His house is certain to give
way. Young peoplo cannot give
these truths too much weight. The
future of this young man who es
chews every shape of double-dealing,
and lays the foundation of his
career in the enduring principlo of
everlasting truth, is safe.
Josh nillinss Papers.
The devil owes most of his success
to the fact that he iz alwuz on hand
There iz many who are kut out
for smart men but won't pay for
How many people there iz whoze
souls lay in them like the pith of a
Lazyness iz a good deal like mon
ey tho more a man haz of it the
more be seems to want.
There iz no such thing az inherit
ing virtew money and titels and
fever sores can be inherited.
"Tell you what, boys," said old
Mr. Slaugbdecker, as he elevated
himself to his perch on the cracker
barrel; "you may talk about your
imported threshing machines, but,
when I was a youngster it seemed
to me that an old dad, with a shin
gle attachment, was a threshing ma
chine upon which no improvement
could ever be made." Time has
verified the wisdom of the old man's
"This tunnel is one mile long, and
the train will be four minutes pass
ing through it" shouted a lying
brakeman on the Central Pacific
railroad ; and when the train dashed
into daylight in just four seconds
theight of a fellow kissing his girl
Good compauy and good conver
sation are the very sinews of virtue.
Good character is above all things
A German inventor has devised a
bank-note album with leayes of
asbestos paper, for the protection of
notes, checks, and valuable docu
ments. By placing them between
the. asbctos leaves, especially if the
book is firmly clasped, they may, it
is said, be kept legible, even after
exposure to a fire which reduces
them to cinders.
The intellect has only one failing
which, to be sure, is a very consid
erable one; it has no conscience.
Napoleon is the readiest instance of
this. If his heart had borne any
proportion to his brain, he had been
oue of the greatest men in all history.
Why is it that wheu the photo
grapher tells the mau to assume n
pleasant expression the sitter imme
diately puts ou the 6mc agonized
expression he wears when his den
tist is pawing around his mouth for
an invalid tooth.
The best recipe for going through
life in an exquisite way with beauti
ful manners, is to feel that every
body, no matter how rich or how
poor, needs all the kindness they can
get from others in the world.
"Who brayed there?" asked a
member of the Canada House of
Commons of the persons who were
trying, by interruption, to silence
him. "It was an echo," retorted a
When a countryman read that the
Bank of England had raised the
price of eagles one farthing, he
wauted to know if the bank wa3 in
the poultry business.
The Boston transcript says that
the pump-handle sees a good deal
of the ups and downs of life. So
does the man with oue leg shorter
than the other.
There is nothing that 60 convinces
a man that there is truth iu religion
as to see true religion in Christians.
Why is it that people boot a dog,
and shoo a hen, and foot a bill, and
cap a climax, and steal a glance?
Don't worry about another man's
business. A little selfishness is
Why is a ship tho politest thing
in the world? Because she always
advances with a bow.
It is a good rule to back your
friends and face your enemies.
M A leading article A halter strap.
A precise flower the prim-rose.
Ss::eu:rs to Qtrr;ri t Eesl izl Tzner & Hilrt.
Leandeb Gerhard, Pres'i.
Geo. W. Hulst, Vice Pes'
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Abner Turner, Cashier.
.Bank or Deposit, Discount
Collections Promptly Uladc on
Pay Interest on Time Depos
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A nw house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
ESTSets a First-Clavti Tabic.
Meals,. ...25 Cents. Lodgings.... 26 Cts
SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent,
structions and blanks furnished by
United States Land Office for making
final proof on Homesteads, thereby sav
ing a trip to Grand Island. Have a largo
number ol farms, city lots and all lands
belonging to U P. B. R. in Platte and
adjoining counties for sale very cheap.
Attend to contesting claims before U. S.
Office one Door West of Hammond Honse,
F. "v7. OTT, Clerk.
ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per.
tainining to a general Heal Estate
Agency and Notary Public. Have in-
SACKET & CKOUCH,
The proprietors arc practical millers,
to the griNUing tncinscives,
Furnished with the latest improved
machinery, they are prepared to do all
CUSTOM Jim MERCHANT WORK
BYE AND FEED
GROUND EVERY DAY.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
"We make several brands of
But recommend to the trade
It. is a superior article made
CHOICE SELECTED WHEAT.
A. W. LAWRENCE,
AGENT FOR THE
Will hereafter he found THREE
DOORS SOUTH of the Post Office,
where he keeps a full line of every style
PUMP, PIPE, HOSE,
And the Celebrated
I X L FEED MILL.
As he keeps a Tump House exclusivel y,
he is ahle to sell CHEAPER THAN
THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for any
depth well. Pumps driven or repaired,
and Rods cut.
A CALL AXD SATE MONEY.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PEBFTJMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door East of Galley's on
A full, fresh supply of groceries,
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Just opened, and for sale at low-down
SST Olive Street, opposite the
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
X complete assortment or Ladies' and Chil
dren's Shoes kept on hand.
All Work Warranted!!
Onr Motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing.
Cor. Olive and 13th 8ts.
Is conducted as a
Devoted to the best mutual inter
ests of its readers and its publish
ers. Published at Columbus. Pluttc
county, the centre of the agricul
tural portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people east who are
looking towards Nebraska as their
fnture home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska arc tho staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that the
Journal has never contained a
"dun" against them, and by the
thcr fact that
In its columns nlways brings its
reward. Business is business, and
those who wish to reach the solid
people of Ceutral Nebraska will
find the columns of the Jouiinal a
Of all kinds neatly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This npecies
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 beads, circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on very short
notice, and promptly on time as
1 copy per annum ?2 00
ix montiiB ioo
Single copy sent to any address
in the United States for 5 cts.
M. K. TURNER & CO.,
STOVES, IRON, TIlWAEE,
Nails, Rope, Wagon Material, Glass, Paint, Etc.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
PEKFUMEKY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Keeps on hand all articles usually kept in a first-class Drug Store. Dealers
in surrounding country will find it to their interest to purchase from him, as he
can and will give BED-ROCK PRICES.
Prescriptions Carefullv Compounded.
!3"A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF WALL PAPER ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK.
The Celebrated Diebold, JNTorris & Go's
(Late Diebold & Kicnzle,)
and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THE BEST RECORD OF ALL.
All leading EailroadSL Express Companies and Bankers in tteNortlwest m them.
Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires in Chicago; also preserved the contents
in every instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at
UsnKosn, Y is., anu at an places nave
All Sizes for Sale and 3Iade to Order.
CoHBty aid Sank Work n.
D. 5. COVENT, GEHEEAL AGEHT, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
Formerly Pacific House.
This popular house has been newly
Refitted and Famished.
Day Board per week, $4.00.
Board and Lodging, 5 and $6.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. SATISFA TION GUARANTEED.
CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN
Tie Great Trunk line from the "West to
Chicago and the East.
It la the oldest, shortest, most direct, conyenlent,
comfortable and in every respect the best line yoq
can take. It is the greatest and grandest Railway
organization In the United States. It owns or
2100 MILES OF RAILWAY
PUIXaCAX HOTEL CARS are raa alone
by It through between
COTTJCCrL BLTJTFS Sc CHICAGO!
No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Cart, through, between the
Missouri River and Chicago.
PASSENGERS GOING EAST should bear
in mind that this la the
AND ALL POINTS EAST.
Passengers by this route have choice of JTYE
DIFFERENT KOCTES and the advantage of
Eight Sally line. Palace Sleeping Cars
from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS.
Insist that the Ticket Agent sells yon tickets by
the Korth-Western Roal. Examine yoor Tickets,
and refuse to bay if they do not read over this Road.
All Agents sell them and Check usual Baggage
Free by this Line.
Through Ticket via this Route to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central Pacific Rail
road Ticket Office, foot of Market Street, and at
I New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, and at
all Coupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacific, Union
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, Mo. 415 Broadway. Boston
Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 245 Farn
ham Street. San Francisco Office, 2 New Mont-
f ornery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 62 Clark
trcet, under Sherman House ; 75 Canal, corner
Madison Street ; Kinzie Street Depot, corner West
Kinzie and Canal Streets ; Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells and Kinzie Streets.
For rates or information not attainable from
yonr home ticket agents, apply to
Mahviw ncenrrT, W. II. SriHunr,
Gen'I Maog'r, CUcaco. Oen'l Vug. Agl, Chicago-
JtETAlL DEALER IN
AilD OlilVE STRKET.S,
sioou me test, wunoui lauure.
Old Safes taken in Exchange.
caa be Made.
as loir as
J. M. HONAHAN",
yiizi&iizst: i:l ti!a? is
First-Cta and Good Material,
EETFull selection of eastern work al
ways on hands. Repairing neatly and
Store opp. the Post-Office, on 13th St.
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