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VOL. IX.--NO. 44?: v
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1879. '
WHOLE NO. 460.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Alvin Saunders, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
T.J. Majoul. Kep.. Peru.
E. K. Valkxtise, Rep., West Point.
ALtitNUS Xanck, Governor, Lincoln.
.'J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. I.iedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. Uartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C. .T. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
S. R. Thompson, Supt. Public Insrue.
II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
'.)rAbibiey' I Prison Inspectors.
O. II. Gould, l
Dr. J. ft. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewson,Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwell. Chief Justice,
:eorp B. -W Aoente judges.
Amasa Cobb. J
IOUKTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
(i. W. Post, Judce. York.
M. R. Reese, District Attorncj-, Wahoo.
H. B. Iloxic, Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyau, Receiver, Grand Island.
.1. G. HiRgins, County Judne.
John Stauffer. County Clerk.
V. Kummer, Treasurer.
lli-nj. Splelman. Sheriff.
It. L. Rokhsitcr, Surveyor.
Wm. Hloedorn j
John Walker, CountyCommissioners.
John Wise. )
lr. A. Hcintz. Coroner.
fi. L. Htrrett, Supt. or Schools.
?. S. McAllister,! T,.tt(.pcof!hePeacp
Brron Millett, f -i""'"01"161 eace
Charles Wake, Constable.
A. Spricc, Mayor.
Jolin Schram, Clerk.
John J. Rickly, Marshal.
J. W. Early, Tronsurcr.
S. S. McAllister, Police Judge.
J. ft. Routson, Engineer.
Ut H rd-,T. E. North,
2d IFarif E. C. Kavanaugb.
C. E. Morse.
3d HanJ-E. J. Baker,
ColarabRs Eot Office.
(pen on Sundays tram 11 A. M. to 12 si.
and from -J:nO to G r. si. Business
hours except Sunday fi a. si. to d P. si.
a rrn mails clac at 11:2) a. M.
Western mails clo-c at 4:20 r.M.
Mail Ieac Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturday, T a. i. Arrives Moudays,
Wednef days, and Fridays, 3 r. si.
Y .r Monroe," Genoa. Watervillc and Al
liion, daily except Sunday C A. SI. Ar
rive, same, (1 1. si.
YtKr Summit, Ulysses and Crete. Mon
days and Thursdays, 7 a. si. Arrives
Wednesdays, ami Saturday, 7 r. Si.
For Uullevilltt. Osceola and York, Tues
day. Thurday sand Saturdays, lp.si.
Arrives ?t 12 si.
Fr Wiir. Fnrral and Battle Creek.
Mondavs and Wcdiiefdays, G A. St. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridays at G p. M.
For Shell Creek, Ne.bo, Creston and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar
rive Tih'sdavs P. M.
For David CitV, Tuc-days, Thursdnvs
and Saturdays, 1 P. m Arrives, at 12
U. I. Time Table.
Emigrant, No.G, leaves at
at ... C:25a. m.
" ... 11:06 a. ni.
" . . . 2:15 p. m.
" 4:30 a.m.
at . 2:00 p. in.
" .. 6:00 p.m.
"... -1:30 a. m.
rsseng'r, " , "
Freight, " 8, "
hrelghu "10. "
Freight. No. 5. leaves at
l'akseng'r, " 3, '
Freight. " !, "
Emigrant, 7. "
Every dav except Saturday the ttiree
li'ie leading to Chicago connect with
V P. trsins at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one traiu a day, ns
shown bv the following schedule:
IC. & N. W. ) 7th and 2ith.
Sent - -O., B.A;Q. 14tli
., II. I. V 1 .
, B. & Q. j
., R. I. .t P.V
. & N. W. 1
L -, Ik. V U. 1 Jl" nnu -3iii.
.. . . Pit. .. - Ail.
Oct .. . C, R. I. .t P.X 12th
C. & x. w. ) mn
O., U. I. & P.) 2d and S
N. W. nth and 30
C, B. & Q. J lGth
.;., 11. .V u. I
0., R. I. & v.y
C. Je N. W. J
7th and 2Sth.
Farm for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
acres of excellent farm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. O., about
rqui-dUtaiit from three County Seats
David Citv, Columbus and Schuyler;
60 acres under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees, maple, cottonwood, ,vc: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, &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 Jovjhnal
odce, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. 403
FARM E KM!
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
eourage you, but rather limit your ex
penses to your resources. You can do
60 by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can liud good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 2Ti cts. 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
at the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL,
X mile east of Gcrrard's Corral.
dlllJ' not easily earned in these
N times, but" it can be made
vP 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 wc
furnish. ?G6 per week in your own
town. You need not be away from
home over night. You can eive your
whole time to the wort, 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 and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. Terms and $5 Outfit free. Address
at once. II. IIai.i.tt & Co., Portland,
Ucan make monev faster at work for
us than at anything else. Capital not
required; we will start you. $ 12 per
day at home made by the indus
trious." Men. women, hoys and cirls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
Is the time. Costly outfit and terms free
Address Trce A Co., Augusta, Maine
x week in your own town. f5
Outfit free. No risk. Reader
if you want a business at
which persons of cither sex
can make great pay all the time they
work, write for particulars to H. Ha
lett Si Co Portland, Main.
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
"W. -A. OLABK,
Mil-Writ al Ei,
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
ILL repair watches and clocks In
i h lpt. iminncr. and cheancr than
it can be done In any other town. Work
left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th
street, one door east of I. Glnck's store,
or with Jlr. WeNenflub at Jackkou, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
S'RUOK MILLETT. BVROX SIILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
Hf. MIIXGTT At S03T,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
c!oe attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
RTAN & DEGAN,
TWO doors east of D. Ryan's Hotel
ou 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines. Liquors. Cigars.
And everything usually kept at a flrst
elass bar. 411 x
FOE SALE OS TRADE !
MARES 9 COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIfiB-i: 1MKVIES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
42t GERHARD & ZEIGLER.
B0LAKB & SUITS,
Wholesale- and Retail,
TEBRASKA AVE., oppnbite City
JL Hall, Columbus, Nebr. 3TLow
prices" and fine goods. Prescriptions
and family vecipes a specialty. 417
JOHN I1UBER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at G .('clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, WnUrville, and to Al
1 ion The hack will call at cither of
the Hotels for passengers If orders arc
left at the post-oflicc. Rates reason
able, toAlbion. 222.1y
imm m saddler? !
AtH. Cramer's old stand Opposite
I. Gluck's ou 11th Street.
CUSHIONS a specialty. Rppairinc
neatly done and charges very low.
G. G. Hksisteap, Proprietor.
J. C. Pakkkk, foreman.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND ali kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also freh fish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. SSTRcmcmbcr the place, Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
Iic(rIcZM' 31 cat Market.
w,hlni;ton Ate-, nrrlj- opposite Court Ilonsr.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for CA6H.
Best 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. 267.
IT. S. EXAMINING SUKGEOJT,
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. in. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors norih of
E. J. Baker's grain otDce. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 33-tf
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Door West or Still man's Dm; Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. JST PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try my w ork.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
VuiliCtn 1t. ejjititi ZzsA Rzzxt, CsfcsVa, Hrt
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A, new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
2TSctj a Firat-Clas Tabic.
Heals, ..25 Cents. Lodgings 25 Cts
ifa . fr,-yTJ--T-?Mtfifepr'
Ir.E. Ms. SIGGirVS,
Physician and Surgpon.
at all hours
J J. BYRNE,
K3T Office: Eleventh St., one door east
of Jouknal building, up-stairs.
TJEXBY G. CAKE W,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Colleetions made.
Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tr
COLUMBUS Bffi YABD,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on IXand In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
13ta Street, cpp::I'.e ?:st-:2co.
Men's and boys' suits made in the
latest style, and good tits guarauteed. at
very low prices. Men's suits $0.00 to
W.OO, according to the goods and work.
Boys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to
USTCLEANING AND REPAIRING DONE.23
Ilring on your soiled clothing. A
whole suit renovated and' made to up
pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y
Slacksmitli a&i Wagon Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Iluggies. &c, &c
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352
J. C. ELLIOTT,
AGENT FOR THE
STOVER WIND MILL
$20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pumps
Challenge Wind and Feed Jfills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Malt Mills, Horse Powers,
Corn Shelters and
Pnraps Repaired oil 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.
"Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
ESTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN OI2 DISB,
11th Street, South 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. 3W
nOW BETSEY AND I MA BE UP.
BV WILLgM. CARLKTON.
Give us your hand, Mr. Lawyer; bow
do you do to-day ?
You drew up that paper I s'pose you
want your pay.
Don't cut'down vour figures; make it an
For that 'ere written agrepment was
just the makin' of me.
Goin' home that evenin' rtell you I was
Thinkin' of all my troubles, and what I
was goin' to do:
And if my bosses hadn't been the stead
iest team alive,
They'd 've tipped me over, certain, for
I couldn't sec where to drive.
No for I was laborin' under a heavy
No for I was travclin' an entirely dif
For 1 was a-tracin' over the path of our
And secin' where wc missed the way,
and where wc might have been.
And many a corner we'd turned that
just to a quarrel led,
When I ought to've held my temper, and
driven straight ahead;
And tiic more I thought it over the
more those memories came,
And the more I struck opinion thatjjl
was the most to blame.
And things I had long forgotteu kept
rioiii' in my mind,
Of little matters betwixt us, where Bet
sey was good and kind;
And tuese things flashed all through mc,
as you know things sometimes will
When a fi-ller's alone in the darkness,
and everything is still.
" But," says I, " we're too f.ir along toffl
take another track,
And when 1 put my hand to the plow I
do not oft turn back;
And tain't nil uncommon thingjiow for
couples to smash in two;" '
And so 1 set my teeth together, and
vowed I'd see it through.
When I came in sight o' the house 'twas
soine'at in the night,
And just as I turned a hill-top I see the
Which often a hati'somc pictur' to a
hungry person makes,
But it don't interest a fellow much that's
goin' to jiull up stakes.
And when I went in the house, the ta
ble was set for me
As good a supper's I ever saw, or ever
want to sec;
And I crammed the agreement down in
my pocket as well as I could,
And fell to catin' my victuals, which
somehow didn't taste good.
And Betsey pretended to look jibout
But she watched my side coat-pocket
like a cat would watch a mouse;
And then she went to loolin' a little
k with a tup,
cAnd intently rcadin' a newspaper,
i a-holdin' it wrong Mde up.
And when I'd done my Mipper, I drawed
the agreement out,
And gave it to her without a word, for
she kuowed what 'twas about;
And then I hummed a little tune, but
now and thcu-u note
Was liu'stcd by some animal that hopped
up in my throat.
Then Betsey, she got her specs from off
And read the article over quite softly
Read it by little and little, for her eyes
" is cettin' old.
I And lawyers' writin' ain't no print, es-
V, peciany wucn irs com.
And after she'd read a little she gave my
arm a tuck,
And kindly said she was afraid I was
'lowing her too much;
And wllfll kltn U'nti tlirmlfrli ulirt i,ntif frw
me, her face a strcamin' with tears, .
.linn nisjeu jnu iui luu nisi, nine in over
twenty years I
I don't know what you'll think, 8ir I
didn't come to inquire
But I picked up that agreement and
stun'cd it in the lire;
And I told her we'd bury the hatchet
alongside of the cow:
And we struck an agreement ne'er to
have another row.
IA Till LH Wt tnt n.1ltl!tlf tli.nn n..HHAHn
P rC tlin niirlif
i ...r m"P":L u-i ,.
i .uu i)um;u our UL.ll 13 10 cacn Oilier
j until they both grew light;
VAnd the days when 1 was winnin' her
iiuiu so many men
Was notbin' to' that evenin' I courted
her over agaiu.
Next morning an ancient virgin took
pains to call on us.
Her lamp all trimmed and a-burnin' to
kindle another fuss;
But when she went topryin'and openin'
of old sores
My Betsey rose politely, and showed
Since then I don't deny but there's been
a word or two,
But we've got our eyes wide open, and
know just what to do;
When one speaks cross the other just
meets it with a laugh,
And the first one's ready to give up
considerable more than half.
Maybe you'll thiuk mc soft, sir, a-talkin'
in thii, style,
But somehow it docs mc lets of good to
tell it once in a while;
And I do it for a compliment 'tis so
that you can see
That that there written agreement was
- just the makin' of me.
So make out your bill, Mr. Lawyer:
don't stop short of an X;
Make it more if you want to, for I have
got the checks.
I'm richer than a National Bank, with
all it treasures told,
For I've got a wife at home now that's
worth her weight in gold.
'And must all go? Can nothing
be saved?" querulously questioned
Mrs. Arthur, her hands listlessly
folded across her lap, her air betok
ening utter helplessness, as she look
ed pitifully toward the beautiful
girl whom she addressed.
"Nothing, mamma," nuswered the
latter, drawing nearer as 6he spoke,
and kneeling by the other's side,
while she laid her fiuger caressingly
upon her mother's pale cheek "
only each other; but papa's death
has taught us how much that is.
Don't worry, dearest. I hope the
sale will enable us to buy furniture
more suitable to the few rooms
which for a time must be our future
home, until I can secure some pu
pils and get the little home in the
country where you are to live, sur
rounded by birds and flowers, and
forget that the red flag ever waved t
from your door."
They were brave words, bravely
spoken so bravely as not' to betray
the effort they cost the speaker.
S12 months before, Irene Arthur
had reigned a bolle in her father's
magnificen t home, when, like a thun
derbolt from a clear summer sky,
came that father's failure and death
in quick succession, with the lessons
experience only teaches, of friends
deserting in the hour of need little
by little learning the necessity of
standing alone and seeing hope
drifting further and further in the
distance, until the present, with its
absolute emergencies, roused her
The small head, set so regally
upon the slight, sloping shoulders,
held itself more regally still j the
red, full-curved lips were pressed
more proudly together, ns Irene
buckled on her armor for the fray.
The hardest part was over now.
Her mother had been told the worst
which could befall them. She must
now take her from this spot, hallow
ed by memory, before tlio desecrat
ing foot of sliangers entered it.
A few days' search, and she was
rewarded by finding, in a quiet
house, a suite of rooms which met
at once her purse and her require
ments, in sad contrast to the elegant
luxuriance with which she had been
surrounded her life long, but where,
at least, her mother was saved the
sight of the red flag, which seemed
to her to be dyed iu her heart's
''Is there nothing you would wish
to save, Miss Arthur?" questioned
a voice at her side, the morning of
She turned haughtily toward the
stranger, but something in his clear
blue eyes bent upon her witnessed
the words held honest meaning.
"I beg your pardon, sir," she an
swered, unable te disguise wholly
the pride these latter days had de
veloped so forcibly ; "I have not the
pleasure of your acquaintance."
'It is for me to beg pardon. I
forgot I might not be known to you
personally, though I am thcauc
tioneer appointed by the estate.
Your lather once did me a great
kindness, and, though I would not
seem intrusive, I should like very
much to preserve any article you
"With many thnnkp, sir, I desire
to receive no favors," she replied,
coldly, and passed on, to take one
fleeting look ere she fled lo the place
she must now learn to call home, to
be haunted all day by the sound of
the auctioneer's hammer and the
voices of strangers desecrating the
But when, in the dusk of the even
ing, a cart stopped before the door,
and one by one articles hallowed by
association her father's chair, her
own desk, her mother's favorite
pictures were brought in, the feel
ing so long repressed gave way to a
burst of tears.
Who had done this thing? For
one moment the honest blue eyes
which had met her own that day
rose before her. But no ! such del
icacy belonged not to their owner's,
rank in life. Nor was it a stranger's
work. Some one must have known
her well to have selected the few
things it had been such bitter war
fare to part with.
They were, indeed, like old friends
sent lo comfort her, as, in the weary
days that followed, her tired eyes
would rest upon them in her bitter
struggle for the daily necessities of
life for herself the luxuries which
to her mother had become neces
sities. Business had thrown her more
than once with Earl Kenneth, the
owner of the blue eyes. There had
been matters connected with the
sale which had compelled her to
meet him, until he grew to her al
most as a friend, nnd at times 6he
would forget the social gulf which
separated them she, the once
wealthy banker's daughter, he, a
man who had risen from the humb
lest ranks, but whose soul was that
of a nobleman.
The friends she had once known
she no longer knew. They rode;
she walked, and must stand on the
curb to let their carriages drift by.
Earl's cheery voice and pleasant
smile, her mother, too, grew to
welcome, with the few choice flow
ers, or the early fruit, he ever laid
so quietly in Mrs. Arthur's hand,
growing daily paler and thinner.
But one evening, as he sat by
Irene's 6ide alone, very calmly, very
truly, yet with a certain humbleness
he told her that he loved her, and
asked her to become his wife.
"I caunotbeartosec yon struggle,
he Eaid. "Once, a9 you well know,
I conld not have asked you lo be
come my Wife; and, though I have
not forgotten, dear, that I am a man
who has only houor and ambition,
I yet cau take you from this life of
toil, cau shield you with my breast,
can toil for you and yours, if you
will give me the precious assurance
Was the man mad? The pride
she had forgotten in these quiet
months now surged upward, as sho
turned toward him with pale and
"Sir, you insult me 1"
"No man insults a woman with
his honest love, Miss Arthur," he
answered, the pride in hers bearing
its icflex on his face. "I loved you
nay, I love you I My love you
spurn. I can never oiler it a;ain,
Miss Irene; but remember should
you ever need it, it is always yours,
ready to do for you, to suffer for yon,
to die for you I"
"Why does not Earl come?" ques
tioned the invalid. "I want to see
him I miss him. Write, Ireuc,and
tell him he must call this evening."
She wrote, in obedience:
"Mamma asks for you. She knows
nothing. If you will occasionally
drop in to see her I shall be glad."
It cost her pride a struggle to send
even this; but was it possible it also
brought a thrill of something like
pleasure that she should meet him
The weeks hud seemed strangely
long without him. Why had she
thus answered him ? Of course the
thing he asked was impossible ; but,
ah, how cruel she had spurned him !
Had he forgotten it? She had ex
pected some trace of sorrow on the
handsome brow; but when he en
tered, in obedience to her summons,
the old frank smile lit up his face,
as, devoting himself to the invalid,
he spoke to her only when courtesy
Somehow, these weeks seemed to
have improved him too. lie had
acquired a polish ; or was it only
iudiflerence,wherc love had reigned ?
"Men easily forget," she thought,
and with the thought she sighed.
The winter wore to an end, and
slowly the invalid grew weaker and
more weak. The shock had been
greater than her nervous system
could bear, and she sank under it
day by day, until the exertion of
moving from her bed to her couch
became too great, when, for the first
time, the realization burst upon her
daughter that she was soon to be
left desolate indeed.
Earl, during these months, came
and went as of old ; but sometimes
Irene nsked herself if his words to
her had not been a dream
Not once did his eyes rest on her
with the old look not once did he
hold for a single moment the little
fingers within his own ; and a sense
of empty disappointment, none (he
less bitter because unacknowledged,
brought to the proud young eyes
many an unshed tear. But bitter
sorrow was in store, as the invalid's
rest approached more and more
near until the Angel of Death stoop
ed and gathered her to his breast.
Earl was there at the last, and, as she
lay so quietly on her pillows they
thought her spirit had already flown
she sudden!' roused, and laid her
daughter's hand in his.
"Take her !" 6hc said. "I give her
to you I"
Then the eyes closed forever.
"Do not mind it; she meant only
as a brother, Irene," he said, in com
fort, days after, to the weeping girl,
and Irene wondered she could not
as such accept it.
So the weary days merged into
wcek, the weeks into months, and
the proud young spirit learned its
own bitterness. She saw Earl rare
ly now there was no longer the in
valid's impatient demands upon his
time. Some of the old friends had
come forward in this second hour of
suffering; but through all she miss
ed him, and the thought that he had
learned forgctfulness brought her
no comfort. Sho was thinking of
him one evening, when he entered.
"I am going away, Miss Irene," he
said. "Will you bid me God speed ?"
The old pride struggled for mas
tery against the choking in the slen
der throat, but the words she strove
to utter refused to come.
"I have been studying law during
these years of hard work, and am
now able to wait for the practice I
hope will come. You will think of
me sometimes, Miss Irene, and if iu
trouble, remember the words I once
said that I stand always ready to
act the part of a friend. Is even this
asking too much ?" he added, as her
Had he, then, forgotten all his
words the love he had said was
hers forever or did its pale ghost
lie buried, too ? But she must speak
she must not let him know.
"Good-by !" she faltered; then,,
spite of herself, the words she had
thought locked in her heart burst
from her: "Earl do not go. I can
not bear it 1"
"Irene!" Where hail his icy in
difference fled now?HiR face was
pale; his voice trembled in his
struggle forcalintiess. "What mat
ters it to you ?"
"Everythiugl". she exclaimed, as
her pride lay with folded wings at
her feet. "Or, if you must go, take
me with you !"
"Irene, do you know what your
words mean that I can take you
only as my wife? My darling, is
But, iu answer, she sprung into
his open arms, dimly realizing that
the color mantling her cheek was
the abhorred red flag with which
the had announced the nuctiou of
herself to the highest bidder; but
Earl, holding her close to hid heart,
will yield his prize nevermore.
There is no such thing as luck in
this world. The idea is preposter
ous. The man who depends on it
will never amount to anything; will
be a nicro cipher. One might as
well wait for the ocean to dry up
and reveal its hidden treasures; fish
to come ashore to be caught ; grain
to jjrow without planting, or gold
to come ready dug and coined.
The men called the most lucky
who never had even a distant idea
of valuable things coining for the
wishing the men who arc the
strongest put their shoulders to the
wheel, pulled the hardest against
wind and tide, dug the deepest into
the earth and fought the bravest
Success is not luck not in the
least. It did not coma by chance,
but wns the result of long and stren
uous effort. There was no waiting,
no idle hoping. The probabilities
were seized and the possibilities
worked out to the utmost fraction.
While the foolish dreamers were
idle the successful man was up and
doing. Ho knew that doomsday
would come as soon as luck.
Belief iu luck is the most senseless
of superstitious. If the affairs of
this world were dependent upon it,
reasoning powers would never have
been given ; knowledge would nev
er have been bestowed ; the brain
less faculties of beasts in the field
would have been all sufficient. We
would only have had to wait. Luck
would have brought all wc needed
that is to the fortunate and for
those cursed by "bad luck," there
would have been no struggling
against fate, and the sooner they
bowed their miserable heads to the
decree and quietly ended their exis
tence the belter.
The belief in luck makes "tramps,"
existing upon the bounty and filch
ing the honest and hard won sub
stance of others. The only luck he
will ever find will be a home iu a
poor house and a pauper's grave.
The idea of luck is disproved by
everything since since creation, by
creation itself. Luck did not bring
order from chaos, and will never
produce food and clothing, nnd
honor and a fair name. It is all
moonshine of the thinnest quality.
Young man, all the luck you can
find will be wrought.out by brain
and muscle by effort and daring and
unbending will; by plunging into
the stream ; by climbing the moun
tain, by "paddling your own canoe,"
by nerve, by pushing; by a brave
fronf and heart; by kicking hope
out of doors; by resisting the temp
tation to sloth ; by turning a deaf
ear to idle dreams. Fools alone
trust to any other means of acquir
ing reputation and fortune.
Verily, believers (and followers of
their belief) in luck, will find them
selves in the situation of Cowper's
"Who spent their lives
In dropping buckets into empty wcIU
And growing tired of drawing nothing
In vain does man try to content
him?clf with material enjoymcut;
the soul recoils dissatisfied with its
own pride, self-love and ambition.
But on the other hand, what a mis
erable existence is that of cold,
calculating men, who deceive them
selves nearly a much as others, and
who repel the generous inspirations
which may be born in (he hearts, as
a disease of imagination which needs
to be dissipated to the air. What a
poor existence also is that of men,
who not satisfied with doing evil,
treat as folly the source of those
beautiful actions, those great
thoughts. They confine themselves
in a tenacious mediocrity; they con
demn themselves to that monotony
of ideas, to that coldness of senti
ment, which lets the days go by
without drawing from them cither
fruit, progress, or remembrances;
and if time did not wriuklu their
features, what marks would they
retain of its passage? If they bad
not to grow old and die, what seri
ous reflections would ever enter
Training: Steers to Werlr.
It is a well trained mind which ie
fully equal to the task of Irain'.njj
animals to labor, especially animate
which cannot understand that Irbor
has any result. It is not the nr.'nrc
of the ox or the horse to labor. It is
little wonder then that ho should bo
unwilling to labor until, by dint of
sufficient training, ho is brought into
its practice from habit. Man in
training the animal should remem
ber that he is tbo thiuking and rea
soning being that ho mut do all
the thiuking of both parlies. It is
too often tho case that he, too, al
lows himself to bo overcome by
passion and rendered ns little cap
able of thinkin; as the brute.
It is a rule always in breaking
animals to require nothing which
they cannot easily pcrform,and place
them iu such circumstances that
they cannot avoid performing it.
Beating should never be resorted
to. If you want gentle, kind
animals, treat them so as to make
them kind. Thu following method
of training steers to work will be
found to be a good one :
First, have a yard so well and
thoroughly fenced that they can
not run far away from you not so
far but that you are closo by their
side all the time. Get your etcers
in the yard and begin with familar
iziug them to your presence, start
them around yon, they doing the
traveling nnd you looking on, talk
ing mildly to them nnd motioning
ns you want them to learn. Control
your voice. There is no brute so
low in the scale of intelligence as not
to be able to read au angry or excit
ed voice. So long as you keep tho
voice calm, you may have tho
mastery allow yourself to bcromo
excited or adopt the screaming
method, nnd you have lo3t a po'rtlou
of your control over them that is
all gained by controlling yourse.f.
A day's time in a small yard with n
yoke of steers is well spent this,
and by night they will have lear icd
that you require certain things
of them, as walking forward at your
beck, etc. They may generally be
yoked the firat day and unyoked
several times. This will accn3tom
them to being handled. Above all,
be patient. If you discover that
they cannot understand you when
you talk to them, yon should re
member the greater difficulty for
them to uuderstand what is wanted,
etc. When they obey the motiou of
the hand and stop and start at the
word, you may drive them where
you like. Study what they need
teaching well. When tho work i8
done it will be a proud monument
to your patience and skill, or the
contrary. You can succeed by care,
the use of reason, not tho whip, and
laborious effort. If n well broken
team is tho result of your labor, yon
have wrought well. If you have
succeeded only in producing faults
instead of avoiding them, you havo
wrought ill, and the result of your
labor i9 its own condemnation.
Share and Share Alike.
"Yes," grumbled an interesting
husband, "my wife romes to ine for
money to buy me a Christmas pres
ent with; fine way of doing busi
ness, and it is the proper way, and
if that husband will please stand up
a minute, we will address our re
marks to him personally: "Don't
you know, sir, that the money be
longs as much to your wife as it
does to you, only you chance to hold
the purse strings? Don't you know
that to her industry, her self-denial
and her intelligence, you owe more
than you will be able to pay if you
live a hundred years? Don't yon
know that when yon pnff yourse!f
up with the idea that she U livirg
on your bounty, that yon are worso
than an egotistical fool ? And last
ly, don't you know that the best
thing you can do, and the right
thing, is to give your wife a regular
allowance to spend as she chooses,
her share of the joint earnings? If
you don't know it, it 13 high time
that you found it out, and you can
now sit down.
A schoolmaster thus describes a
money lender: "He serves you in
the present tense; he lends in the
conditional mood ; keeps you in tbo
eubjective, and ruins you in the
The best thing ever said of ghosts
was said by Coleridge, when asked
by a lady if he believed in them.
'No, madame; I have seen too many
of them to believe in them."
A correspondent says that the re
ported use of tho whipping-post in
Delaware is "all in yonr eye," be
cause it is "under the lash."
Think not of faults committed in
tho past, when one has reformed his
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